grow your startup

3 Fast Ways to Grow Your Lean Startup with Eric Ries

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. I want to go through three ways to grow your startup. I was first introduced to this idea in the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Now this isn’t something completely revolutionary, but it’s a fundamental and essential strategy all entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and anyone in business definitely needs to be reminded of.   1. Grow by Selling to Current Customers The first method that The Lean Startup talks about is known as the sticky engine. The sticky engine is when you take the existing customers that you already ...

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vocation identification

The Key to Identifying Your Vocation and Career Path

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes Vocation identification is something that I’m continually working on, and I’ve actually partnered with a couple of cognitive psychologists and data scientists to develop a test that helps people identify their unique craft. The first email that automatically goes out to people that join my private email list addresses their biggest pain point: What’s something that you’re currently struggling with right now when it comes to finding your career path? So many people say things to me like…”I don’t even know what my passions are. I don’t know what I care ...

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How to Stop Competing and Get Your Dream Job Today

Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 4 minutes The Question We All Ask One of the questions we all often ask ourselves is, “What can I do to ensure I get my dream job?” And this applies to everybody, not just people that work in the corporate world, but even in the world of solopreneurship as well. There is this idea that if you really want to be successful in your chosen field, you have to go and find the model. You have to emulate success. One of the easiest and fastest ways to do that is to go and ...

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The Money Paradox Formula: An Odd Methodology That Teaches You How to Earn More Money

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time: 1 minute What is the Money Paradox? The money paradox is very simple. When I started my journey into solopreneurship and the freedom lifestyle, I struggled like many solopreneurs. It’s a roller-coaster ride. But I think the biggest reason I struggled was because I was only focused on making money. I was so concerned with how I was going to make my next dollar, that I was not able to do something that’s so critical — deliver massive value to my audience, to my prospects, to my customers, to my future customers. ...

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7 Easy Steps to Go from Blogger to Ecommerce Entrepreneur

Total Reading Time: 11 minutes. When Patrick Foster of Ecommerce Tips contacted me about doing a guest post on helping people transition or evolve from blogger to ecommerce entrepreneur, I had to say yes. I’ve had a similar evolution myself, but sadly, had to figure it all out on my own. As a solopreneur who began as a blogger, created information products, became an expert copywriter, took on consulting, created my own physical ecommerce product, and now run multiple companies and teams — I would have benefitted tremendously from the tactics laid out below. I’m hoping this in-depth article gives you ...

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How to Interview and Hire Like Google (Insights from a Former Googler)

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 6 minutes. Why Is Hiring So Difficult? Hiring is one of the most difficult things to do. But it’s also one of the most important. We all know that if we can align ourselves with the right people and bring in the best talent, that’s what will take a company or a business to the next level. And if you’re working for a company and responsible for doing the interviews, there’s an equal responsibility there. If you’re starting to scale as a solopreneur/entrepreneur and you’re bringing on different kinds of people into ...

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The Complete Guide to Snapchat Takeovers for Entrepreneurs and Influencers

  Total Reading Time: 10 minutes. Oh, Snapchat… Are you just the latest social media app, or a pioneering multi-billion dollar platform at the forefront of digital media capturing consumer attention that’s destined for the long haul? A lot of people say it’s the latter. Solopreneurship is exploding, and for the right influencer, brand, or company — Snapchat is the single most effective and engaging way to connect with a new or existing audience. After some careful consideration and thinking through a list of ingredients every business needs, I decided to go “all in” on Snapchat and have been building my account while also connecting ...

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Why Is Solopreneurship Exploding?

  Video Version Text Version Total Reading Time: 4 minutes. Why are so many people pursuing an alternative way of approaching your career by looking at things like freelancing, self-employment, and becoming a solopreneur? Or possibly shifting into being a contractor and looking at things like entrepreneurship and online business? It’s fascinating because every single year this is growing in the United States, and abroad. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world. There is a growth happening across all age groups, genders, and generations. It’s not specific to just millennials that know how to use social media. You can see ...

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Is Your Work and Career Just a Game? Here Are Two Popular Paths

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time: 3 minutes. Types of People I believe there are two types of people when it comes to the world of work and careers. We have the people that view it as a game, and realize that in order to do that type of work in which they are doing they must tap into some natural skills that they are already proficient and adept at. Their job is simply to be like a chess piece on a board and understand the landscape. By understanding the politics of the arena in which they are ...

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11 Essential Elements Your New Small Business Needs to Survive and Thrive

  Video Version   Text Version Total Reading Time:  10 minutes. Have you ever wondered why certain companies thrive and somehow overnight just catapult off to success, while others seem to just constantly be struggling and making just enough money to survive? Throughout these years of working as a consultant and being a solopreneur, I’ve started to notice some patterns. These patterns led to a really quick list of 11 things I want to share with you that I find essential every company or brand needs in order to really survive and thrive. These also relate to the biggest mistakes that ...

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