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Watch me build an online business, part four

Watch me build an online business (part four of …?)

This is part four (of five/six?) of in-depth look at the process I'm going through to create a new business. Did you miss part one, part two, or part three? Everything Changes If you’ve ever built a business you know that almost nothing goes as planned. This was supposed to be the final blog post, but there will be at least one or two more posts after this one. Originally I thought our project roadmap was going to line up perfectly with a four-part email/blog series. I’d send the first two … Continue Reading

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Watch me build an online business (part three of four)

This is part three (of four) of in-depth look at the process I'm going through to create a new business. Did you miss part one or part two? Last week I introduced you to the co-founder (Gerlando) of this project. We talked about setting terms for that relationship and we also walked through project management stuff. Now, let’s dive into the actual thing we’re building! The Name: CreateYourOnlineCourse.com (CYOC) In one of our Basecamp discussions (or emails, I can’t remember) we tossed … Continue Reading


Watch me build an online business (part two of four)

This is part two (of four) of in-depth look at the process I'm going through to create a new business. Missed part one? Click here to read that. Where we left off last week was that I had paid a developer ($1,800) to build my online course using WordPress. It certainly wasn’t perfect and super easy to use, but it would tide me over to launching something (taking some action is better than taking no action!). Getting Feedback Now that my course was finished it was time to get some feedback. … Continue Reading

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Last summer after eating a burrito with a friend I decided to write my first book. A few months later (October 2013) SponsorMyBook was underway. At that point I gave myself nine months to fill all the page sponsorships in the book and, somewhat importantly, write the actual book. There were a few bumps in the road along […]


The Skill They Don’t Teach You In Any Business Class: Flexibility

(Photo credit: Thissocalledlife) Owning a business is not a smooth ride for most people, myself included. You set yourself on a certain path and a hurricane of changes completely derails you. You write down specific goals and they get shaken up by an earthquake of revisions. Being flexible is probably one of the most important […]