Relax – Take It Easy

We’ve all bought into the dream.

The one with attractive pictures of you (or me) sipping a pina colada, resting on the beach, while cash pours into our bank accounts… because we run an auto-pilot home business on the Internet.

We’ve all realized it isn’t as rosy a dream to live through.

Reality bites. Early.

Web entrepreneurs discover that there’s a ton of work to put in first, before that dream of relaxing on the beach comes true.

And so, some of them give up and abandon the dream. The rest of us put our head down, nose to the grindstone, and prepare to give it our best shot.

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20 Top Personal Development Blogs For 2019 – Some Of Which You’ve Never Heard Before!

Where do you go to find inspiration?

Speaking for myself, I have a collection of favorite personal development blogs which regularly publish inspirational posts that I visit regularly.

Look, there are times when we all wind down. Grow weary. Get a little upset with things, people, and life itself.

Maybe we haven’t been sleeping well. Or have money worries. Or our relationships are going through a rough patch. Or there’s trouble at work. Whatever.

At times like this, it’s crucial to have sources that can inspire us along the journey we call life.

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3 Ways To Find Out If Your Niche Is Profitable

Profitable Niche

I created my first infoproduct way back in 1997.

It was for a very small and specialized niche. Since then, that little ebook has sold over SEVEN HUNDRED copies. Even today, it sells a few every month – with no effort at all.

That didn’t happen because I was smart – but because I was lucky. Very lucky.

Intuitively I had picked a product that was in high demand by the target audience. One they simply had to have because it offered the solution to a pressing problem that couldn’t be solved in any other way.

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My 18 Biggest Lessons Learned In Life

Growing up

A year is a long time to learn life lessons. These lessons learned in life will transform, inspire and empower you to reach for your dreams – and succeed.

Here are the 6 biggest ones.

Lessons Learned In Life #1:

Friends Matter

Friends Matter

I passed out of medical school over 30 years ago. There were 204 students in my batch.

In the course of 2017, I met nearly 50 of them in person at least once.

That’s 25% of a group of friends I’ve known for three long decades!

It’s amazing.

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How To Find Your 1000 True Fans

1000 True Fans

Earn a living while doing what you love! 1000 true fans is still relevant. Stay focused on finding your thousand true fans… and win.

I remember my first business plan.

Well, to be honest, it wasn’t much of a business plan, because in 1995, I knew next to nothing about ‘business’. After reading an article about how critical it was to have one, I put pen to paper and jotted down some notes to myself.

And then,

I plugged numbers into a template.

For “Desired number of prospects or subscribers” I put “75,000”. If I could get 50 to 100 leads per day, and then work in a viral mechanism where readers invited new subscribers, this would happen within a year or two.

Under “Target number of customers” I wrote “25,000”. After all, with the quality of content and value I planned to deliver, it was likely to be more than one-third of my audience!

Remember, this was way back when email was killer.

We had ‘open’ rates in the 70% to 95% range, most readers being eager to see what was in their inbox. No spam, no email overload, no body part enlargement or lottery scam messages – yet.

And very quickly, even with my little knowledge about marketing, I grew an email list of 15,000 subscribers in a health niche.

Being A Digital Publisher

Every week, I would mail out an email newsletter or ezine. Two – or sometimes three – articles. News stories and updates. Links to authority content and valuable, informative resources. A ‘question and answer’ section. Readers loved it.

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