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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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Watch me build an online business

Over the next four weeks I'll be sharing an in-depth look at the process I'm going through to create a new business. This is Part One of a series of four blog posts I'll be sharing that document and share my experience building a new business. Over the next four weeks I’ll send updates about this project to my email list first (and will also keep them documented here). The Backstory To start this story, we need to backtrack a few months... In April I found myself staring at my laptop with … Continue Reading

Build a Trust Circle

How having a trust circle can help you

I stumbled into having a trust circle in 2012. I had built relationships with people through social media, through attending conferences, to wearing t-shirts for them, and felt a certain level of trust with them. When the idea for BuyMyLastName appeared in my crazy marketing brain in August 2012, I knew exactly who to share it with first. Building a trust circle is not difficult. These people are, most likely, already in your life and helping you. I find it important to establish the … Continue Reading

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Read Preview Chapters of Creativity For Sale

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 […]