Right tool for the right job

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Right tool for the right job creates the right solution. My dad used to repeat that when I was growing up. At 81, he still practices that old saying. In January, I got a first hand reminder from him how important it is to have the right tool for the right job. I sat at his kitchen table pecking away on my computer in his Florida retirement home while mom stood at the kitchen sink peeling a banana. (She never goes a day without eating a …

Discover your passion and find life itself…

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NAMS student Mark Mason at Mason's World asked a really good question about how to discover your passion. In response to a blog post I did yesterday about turning your passion into a business, he asked : "One of the questions that I hear all the time is 'how do I discover my passion' – and you seem to agree that discovery is key. You say 'Look closely and you’ll find yours too.' — can you elaborate? Is there a process that you recommend to …

Can you build a business around your passion?

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Where's your passion? About 12 years ago, I worked with a guy who spent every weekend flying to different major league baseball parks. His summer and fall schedule was all set. He had his tickets and knew exactly which ballpark and team he'd watch. Following a specific team wasn't his passion. It was sitting in the ballpark, experiencing the outfield, first base sideline, the view behind home plate, sitting over the dugout and listening to the …

Breaking news! Google is getting Slapped!

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And this ain't just going to be a love tap either, Google! Watch as Google takes an uppercut to the chin. From Bloomberg News Site today: "U.S. Federal Trade Commission has begun a review of its business practices, kicking off what’s likely to be a broad antitrust investigation. The company received a subpoena on June 23 “relating to a review by the FTC of Google’s business practices, including search and advertising,” according to a regulatory …

Affiliate marketers: What's your primary job?

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As affiliate marketers, we sometimes forget what we're supposed to be doing. Peddling other people's stuff? Or providing a service for our readers? This is a little story about an experience this week that reminded of why I'm one of many affiliate marketers. My wife seldom complains - about anything! And never asks for anything out of the ordinary. Getting her to spend money on herself is tough. I'm always pushing her to be a little frivolous, …

Warrior Special Offers: Pluck the Gems from Muck!

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Is it worth your time to dig through the Warrior Special Offers (WSOs) since most of the offers are crap! Or would you rather someone else waded through the muck for you looking for the warrior special offers that could be the real gems? Years ago, I worked in the newspaper business. I loved it, but it was incredibly demanding: Go in early and work late - over and over. And we worked flat out all day long until you collapsed in the bed or the bar …

Utility Poster Eliminates Blogger's Block

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Did you know that Utility Poster stops writer's block - or I guess, more appropriately, blogger's block dead in it's tracks? Do you occasionally stare at that blank screen wondering what to feed the content monster today? It just sits there staring at you demanding to be fed, but you have nothing profound to say. What if you could just provide a very fast roundup of keyword-targeted news that helped you delivered lots of content to your readers …

Facebook's Open Graph Protocol – How to Facebook For Business With Powerful Leverage

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As a blogger, the question is how to Facebook for business and pleasure effectively Here's a stat that will blow your mind... According to AllFacebook.com, 1 of every 8 minutes users spend online is on Facebook. Want another staggering stat from From Tech Journal South? More than 25% of all page views on the web are now on Facebook. (Facebook) accounted for 24.27 percent of all U.S. pageviews, while runner-up YouTube.com had 6.93 …

Are you ready to have your own radio show with Blog Talk Radio?

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Mastering Blog Talk Radio is so much easier than I thought it would be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZb7n2590BQ Joe Marsh and Cindi Dawson revealed their Blog Talk Radio secrets in a special webinar. In a another life long, long ago, I ran from a radio station recording booth where I had been trying to tape a commercial for the newspaper I owned then. When I heard my voice on the playback, I freaked out. The thought of hearing myself hawking …