300 Awesome Free Things

As entrepreneurs, we are always on the lookout for cool tools and resources.And, hey, if they're free? Even better!A member of JVFocus pointed out this great resource with 300 awesome tools for entrepreneurs and startups.Sometimes there can be a fine line between Bright Shiny Objects and things that can actually make us more productive or improve the way we can operate online.​Check the items out on the link below, but make sure if you implement them, they will be a help and not a distraction. There are some good things in the Work & Productivity section that will help with this. ==> Click here to see the 300 awesome things.​ Here is a list of the awesome things you will find at the link above: Business + Marketing: A. FREE WEBSITE + LOGO + HOSTING + INVOICING B. FREE BUSINESS / PROJECT NAME GENERATORSC. WRITING / BLOGGINGD. FIND (TRENDING) CONTENT (IDEAS)E. FREE SEO + WEBSITE ANALYZERSF. FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERSG. FREE IMAGE EDITORSH. COLLECT & SEND EMAILS FOR FREEI. FREE SOCIAL MEDIA + COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT + SURVEYSJ. A/B TESTS & GROWTH HACKING Design + Code: A. FREE DESIGN RESOURCES B. COLOR PICKERSC. INSPIRATIOND. FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHYE. FREE TYPOGRAPHYF. FREE ICONSG. FREE USEFUL STUFF Work & Productivity: A. BACKGROUND SOUND TO FOCUS B. AVOID DISTRACTIONC. ORGANIZE & COLLABORATED. DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING Discover & Learn: A. DISCOVER TOOLS & STARTUPS B. BUILD TOGETHERC. LEARND. NEWSLETTERS THAT DON’T SUCKE. USEFUL I hope you find some awesome free things to help you earn on the net. Be sure to visit our Free Downloads page before you go. There are several free resources...

One is Greater Than Zero

I ran across the following video from Gary Vaynerchuk.​It is less than 3 minutes and I highly recommend watching it. It is quite inspiring!​Sometimes as marketers we skip over the little things. Maybe we don't do a guest blog because the person only has a handful of readers, or we turn down a podcast interview because the podcaster is just starting out. Gary explains why that's a bad idea and shows, by his own example, the way to grow and succeed by doing the little things.Click here for Gary's blog post with the original posting of this video.​Please leave a comment below with your thoughts on the topic!​​​If you like this page, please...

Turnkey Business Revolution – The Entrepreneurial Myth

If you run a small business, you owe it to ourself to set aside 40 minutes and watch this extraordinary Michael Gerber video.You will look at your business completely different afterwards. Michael Gerber is the author of The EMyth and he runs a business coaching program. In this video, he discusses the reasons most businesses fail and what to do to make sure you don’t become a failure statistic. Are you working in your business, or are you making your business work? Do you understand the difference? This video will open your mind, and show you the way to true lifestyle freedom. “Knowing how to do the work in a business has nothing to do with creating a business that works.” The system is the solution. Michael Gerber shows exactly you what you need to to create the system and make your business turn-key. This video was recorded in 1989, but the information Michael Gerber provides is as relevant today as it was the day he recorded it. Enjoy! Please leave comments below. Please share this if you found it helpful (or click the like button on the left floating...

5 Keys to Productivity

Those of us who earn on the net need to stay productive. There are no bosses telling us what to do. If we want to make more money, we need to be more productive.The infographic below has 5 keys to productivity.You may click on the image to download a PDF version of the infographic.​ The PDF open in a new window, or you may right-click and "Save As..."Enjoy!Please leave your comments below. Tell us what keys you use that help you​ be more productive. ​Please share this if you found it helpful (or click the like button on the left floating...

How tracking changed my life

Guest Post by Avani MisraI am honored to have Avani Misra as a guest blogger today.​Avani Misra is - for the most part - a writer. In the smaller parts, she tends to engage in code, business, life hacks, and design. She writes at her blog.I met Avani over 3 years ago in Dennis Becker's Earn1kADay Insider's Club.She has helped me in the past with several projects, and is fantastic to work with. She understands the power of networking and is one of the most intelligent people I know, as well as one of the most generous.Fortunately for us, she also has a deep understanding of measuring and tracking. Read on for some of her great insights on that topic.We welcome you to leave your questions and comments below in the comments section​. Be sure to check out Avani's blog also. You will want to bookmark it.​How tracking changed my life​ You can't manage what you can't measure. This is apparently a misquote, according to Wikipedia. Edwards Deming, to whom the quote is usually attributed, actually recognized that a lot of important things cannot be measured. So let me get this out of the way: of course, not everything is tangible, in life, health, business, or management. Although folks are pushing the bar everyday, with a Kickstarter project going as far as a device that can tell you how many calories you're eating by looking at your food. Anyway, today's post isn't about things that are hard or impossible to measure. It's about things that are easily or do-ably measurable. Even among things that can be measured, there are...

Money Loves Speed

Author and coach Joe Vitale is fond of saying, “Money loves speed.” People who take action quickly and decisively make more money. Whether we have an idea for creating an info product, writing a book, or putting a business venture together, if we want to make money, we need to be quick. One of the main things I see that holds people back from earning on the net, is they don't put their ideas into action in a timely manner. This doesn’t apply only to online earnings. It applies everywhere. I have been involved with a real estate investing partnership for many years. I can’t tell you how many times we lost a deal, or missed out on an additional profit opportunity, because we delayed. More than once, we got bogged down in drafting the “perfect” proposal. By the time we sent it out, the property was gone. Other times, we did so much analysis in deciding how to reply to an offer, by the time we got around to replying, the buyer had already gone elsewhere. They had investment money, and it only earns them profit if it’s invested. We took too long and lost out on it. It's very easy to get bogged down in things like planning, scheduling, analyzing, and perfecting. It even feels like we are taking action and moving forward when we do those things. In reality, we are just delaying and slowing down. Money loves speed. It doesn’t love inaction, or even slow momentum. Why do we have a tendency to delay or slow ourselves down? Usually, it’s self-doubt. Other times, it's because...

Productivity Tip: Bullet Journal

For those of us that run our own business, especially a business that operates out of our home, productivity is something that we often struggle with.​There are many ways to stay productive. A regular routine is at the top of the list. We also rely on things such as motivation, focus, music, looming deadlines, accountability partners, and our spouses or significant others.​Today we're going to discuss an additional way to get and stay productive: Organizing our Task List.Organization within the business is extremely important. It also happens to be, like productivity, something that many of us struggle with. We all have different systems that may or may not work for us. I am sure many people are like me. I get extremely organized and follow a great system, but a few months later, it goes from an organized system to something more closely resembling chaos. Then: Rinse and Repeat.​​Some aspects of my business I am able to keep extremely organized. In fact, a few years ago I designed a spreadsheet system that took care of things such as login pages, passwords, affiliate tracking, download pages, client information, etc. I released my system as an info product called Chaos Eradicator. As an extra bonus, I will give anyone who comments on this Post a free copy of it. See details at the end of the Post.​Other things are not as easy to keep organized. The area of organization that is toughest for many of us is creating, prioritizing, and utilizing our task list. Unfortunately, this is the one area of organizing our business that can most directly affect our productivity.​There are...

Overwhelmed? How to overcome it

​ As online entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to feel overwhelmed from time to time. Some of the leading causes of this are from multitasking, taking on too many projects at once, trying to do things that are outside of our comfort zones, attempting to meet impending deadlines, or for many people trying to balance their online business with their full-time job and family. Most of the time, a sense of overwhelm creates either procrastination or a "freeze" where we have so much to do we don't have any idea where to start, and so we don't get anything done. You have to be very careful when you start feeling overwhelmed, though, because it can also lead to severe stress and even outright anxiety. Fortunately, when you start feeling overwhelmed, there are several helpful ways you can deal with it. Walk away If you're feeling overwhelmed to the point where nothing is getting done, it can be very helpful to walk away for a little while. This simply means doing something completely different from what you were doing when you started to feel overwhelmed. You can take a walk, call a friend, go for a drive or even take a short nap. Two important things to keep in mind when you walk away are to a set time to return to your tasks and not to spend your time away thinking about what you "should be" doing instead. Walking away is meant to give your brain a chance to regroup. Create a priority list If your sense of overwhelm is coming from either too much to do or from...