Business Category Archive

Help Wanted (the Serious Version)

Monday, April 11th, 2011

My April 1st Help Wanted post generated a wide range of reactions. As many people figured out, the post was indeed an April Fools joke. I thought up this idea 3 weeks prior when I decided I should finally do an Aprils Fools post. This idea seemed like the perfect combination of various things I’d written […]

Help Wanted

Friday, April 1st, 2011

I mentioned previously that I wanted to stop working as a solopreneur and build some staff this year. Well, the time has finally arrived. I’m ready to start recruiting some staff, so if the idea of working with me sounds interesting, please read on. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you’d […]

Product Survey Results

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Recently I posted a product survey to ask readers what they thought I should create next. The survey included questions about topics, formats, and delivery methods for new personal development products. Now I’ll share the results, insights I learned, and how this affects plans for the road ahead. I wasn’t sure if I should even […]

2011 Focus

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

I seem to have this tradition of making a post at the start of each year to muse about what my primary focus for the coming year will be, so I’ll share some thoughts on what I’d like to explore in 2011. 2010 in Review First of all, 2010 was a year of tremendous growth […]

Releasing My Copyrights

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

I hereby release my copyrights to, and place into the public domain, all of the following: the 1000+ articles I’ve posted to my Blog and in the old Articles section (all are linked from the Archives page) the articles I’ve published in my Newsletters the podcasts I’ve posted in the Audio section the Videos I’ve posted to […]

SBI 2-for-1 Holiday Special

Friday, November 26th, 2010

SBI is offering their annual special buy one get one free holiday promotion. This is the best deal they offer. In fact, it’s now the only special deal they offer each year, having discontinued all their other seasonal promotions (Valentine’s Day, Spring Special, etc). Why Have I Been Recommending SBI for Years? SBI is a […]

Moving Beyond Copyright

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

An inspired idea came to me today, one that struck me multiple times over the past few years. Until today I couldn’t bring myself to act on it. Now I’m ready to move forward with it. The short version is that I’m going to give people permission to republish my articles far and wide, including […]

Spanked by eBay

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

A few hours ago, eBay removed my listing for a 60-minute phone consultation. The last time I checked, that auction had received dozens of bids and was up to $1000. There were still 2-1/2 days left in the auction, so I suspect the final price would have gone much higher. I checked my email and […]

How to Raise Your Hourly Rate

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

If you work as an independent professional or employee whereby you get paid by the hour, then your income depends heavily on your hourly rate. So obviously if you can raise your hourly rate, you can earn more money without working longer hours. But when does it make sense to raise your hourly rate? How […]

Contributing to Your Field

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A good way to attract interesting and inspiring people into your life and to boost your overall success is to actively contribute to your field. Contributors get noticed and attract new friends and opportunities easily, and contributing is much easier than you might assume. Tired of Isolation When I worked as an indie game developer […]