How long does your book have to be to be a real book

How long does your book have to be to be a real book? Before I answer that question, take a look at these chickens.  There’s a little chicken.  There’s a big chicken.  There’s a white chicken.  There’s a black chicken and a brown chicken.  That’s a weird chicken.  What do all these chickens have in…

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What Makes Your Book A Real Book?

What Makes Your Book A Real Book?

It took me four years to write my first book (from 1992 to 1996). I finally got it done and proceeded to get rejected by more than 40 different publishers (I stopped counting at 40).

So, I decided to publish the book myself, which meant taking it down to Kinko’s and having it comb bound. That was about the best you could do to self-publish back in 1997, unless you wanted to spend 20 grand and have cartons of books printed up and stacked to the ceiling…

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Member’s Update – May 14, 2021

It’s Okay To Charge More!

Hey, it’s time to raise prices. Why?

Cuz Jim said it was!

Seriously though, it’s time to raise prices, especially if you’ve been undercharging (as many of us do).

Here’s something to think about.

According to Google (so you know it’s true – it’s gotta be true) here’s what the purchase power of $29 in 2001 was compared to today’s dollars in 2021.

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Member’s Update – May 7, 2021

Dogs and Customers… Which Type Is Better?

So I have 4 dogs… they’re all sisters born within 12 hours of each other.

Muffin, Cutey Pie, Trixie, Cindy Lou.

They couldn’t be any different (yet still quite similar at the same time).

Dogs love treats…

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Member’s Update – April 30, 2021

The True Secret To Success After All These Years

I’ve been doing this for going on 25 years now… who’d a thunk it!

I remember in 1996 looking at my wife and saying “I’m not sure how it’s going to happen, but if we’re ever going to get rich, it’ll be from this Internet thing.”

We were driving in her little green Geo Tracker at the time.

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Member’s Update – April 23, 2021

Be Open To New Inspiration

The single most successful product I’ve ever sold came to me like a bolt of lightning out of the blue.

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Member’s Update – April 16, 2021

The #1 opportunity right now for anyone trying to market their business online

Simplify.

If you can simplify things for people and help them get a result faster… you’re golden.

People have less time… less patience…

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Increasing Sales in the Digital Marketing Space – SCCMH [Podcast 113]

“Increasing Sales in the Digital Marketing Space – SCCMH [Podcast 113]”

Jim and Stew answer a question on increasing sales in the digital marketing space.

Question from FB Group: Anyone have selling experience in the digital marketing space? Looking to pick someone’s brain and increase my selling skills and close more clients – Michael

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Good Content Deserves Advertisement – SCCMH [Podcast 112]

“Good Content Deserves Advertisement – SCCMH [Podcast 112]”

Jim Edwards and Stew Smith discuss the many ways to find advertisers, product placements, or sponsors for your valuable content (blog, video, webinar, social media posts). There is a passive method that requires you getting seen and a more active method where you search for advertisers. OR like Jim, you can just plug your own content, products and services as a commercial.

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Haters Gonna Hate – How to Deal With Negative Comments / Feedback in Business – SCCMH [Podcast 111]

“Haters Gonna Hate – How to Deal With Negative Comments / Feedback in Business – SCCMH [Podcast 111]”

There are many ways to deal with trolls, haters, or just negative feedback about your products and services you provide. The healthiest ways for you and your business are to address them with as little time and energy as possible. Here are some tips:

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