Tag Archives: advice

What I’ve learned after giving over 730 professional speeches

I was terrified the first time I spoke at a conference It was in front of 2,000 people as a keynote address, representing American Airlines, discussing the future of CRM. Standing backstage, my adrenaline was pumping. I couldn’t remember what I was going to say. You know the feeling when… Read more »

Good people and good profits- my secret revealed

I’ve labored 20 years in business. Two decades. And here is a simple lesson I learned the hard way… The quick buck from shortcuts is a mirage. I’ve dabbled in affiliate marketing, toolbar installs, online gambling, dating sites, and many perfectly legal, but questionably ethical endeavors. Made millions on a… Read more »

You wouldn’t believe this was me a year ago

A year ago, I had nothing– no health, no money, and a career that looked more like a homeless man’s exploits than what might pass as a functional business. I explain what that life feels like here. Ever chase money and feel like a hamster on a wheel? I was chasing… Read more »

So, you want to start your own online marketing agency?

I was chatting with a friend who has amazing online marketing skills and serves local clients. He wanted to grow his practice to include Fortune 500 brands. Here is my advice. Don’t assume growing is automatically a good thing. Once you get beyond a dozen or so clients, you’ll have… Read more »

Syosset Lock Shop– the parable of the 7 circles

Remember how Dante, in his Divine Comedy, had the nine circles of hell? Well, locksmiths have those too. Not nine, only seven, but surely you get the point. There are seven incredibly ludicrous ways to get locked out of your house, and, like Dante, we will discuss them in ascending order (skipping… Read more »

Doing what you enjoy vs. doing what makes you rich

The following is a guest post by an affiliate who has being creating websites and doing various affiliate marketing for over 8 years. I could be making 10 times more money than I am right now. So why aren’t I? Because I enjoy what I’m doing. I’ve done a lot… Read more »