How The DotComSecrets Book Changed My Life In 2016

Let me tell you a quick story about how I spent the first five months of 2016 going to depression counseling and how a single book helped turn things around…

It had been about a year and a half since I decided to go to work for myself full time and build my web development and design business…

I had a few great clients, and in 2015 it seemed I was heading in the right direction and I was making pretty good money…

However, I was struggling to maintain so many projects to keep the bills paid…

I had previously sworn to myself that I would never again put all my eggs in one basket after being let go from a good paying job in 2009…

But now I was spread too thin, and I just wasn’t able to keep up…

I was trying different things including starting this blog to build my email list and generate recurring revenues (more on that in a minute)…

As things started becoming too much for me, I started getting more and more depressed and scared I just couldn’t cut it as an entrepreneur…

I wasn’t a pleasant person to be around at home, and that’s when my wife suggested I get some counseling…

Funnel Fridays Episode #1: Green Drink Coffee Supplement

Funnel Fridays Episode 1 is a Google Hangout Live Stream show featuring Russell Brunson and Jim Edwards. They team up to take a real Green Drink Coffee Supplement product submitted to the show and build out a fictitious sales funnel for the owner. However, the catch is the funnel must be completed in just 30 minutes using both ClickFunnels and Funnel Scripts software.

Want to know if they build out the sales funnel within the 30-minute time frame? Watch the Funnel Fridays Episode 1 video below!

Zoho Mail Tutorial: 13 Steps To A Free Business Email

How To Use Zoho Mail To Set Up Your Free Business Email

Think about this scenario for a second… if you saw a local restaurant on a Saturday night and it had 3 cars in the lot, would you want to stop by to try them out? Probably not. They might have great food, but if the parking lot is empty on the busiest night of the week, what does that say about how good that restaurant is?

In the same way, when someone picks up a business card and see something like “[email protected]”, it gives the impression that if “John” can’t invest in his business enough to at least have a website and an email address at that website, he might not be the best person to hire.

Block Referrer Spam In Google Analytics With This Free Tool

Block Referrer Spam With This Free Tool!

Please note: This tutorial assumes you already have a website and are using Google Analytics to track your traffic. You need some experience using Google Analytics to get the most out of this post. If that doesn’t describe you, then you may want to forward this post to your web designer so they can make sure this gets done for you.

So you’ve got a website set up and you’re tracking traffic data with Google Analytics. After a couple of months, you start noticing increased traffic in your Google Analytics, so you go and check out your referral sources and notice some sites you’ve never heard of sending you a lot of traffic. You tell yourself traffic is a good thing, right?

Well, I hate to break the bad news to you, but you might be seeing what is known as Referrer Spam. Those sites you’ve never heard of are likely spam sites sending you bogus traffic. Other names for this are Ghost Spam and Referral Spam.

LeadPages Experiment: September & October 2015

This is my 2nd update as part of my LeadPages WordPress Plugin Experiment.
Every month I will publish a post like this one that shows you how this blog is progressing with LeadPages and everything I have done across the month to model the information from this LeadPages article (affiliate link).

These updates will help me track my own growth while also showing you what it looks like to actually use LeadPages with WordPress. To recap, these are the areas I’m using LeadPages on the blog:

The LeadPages WordPress Plugin Experiment: August 2015

This is my 1st update as part of my LeadPages WordPress Plugin Experiment.
Every month I will publish a post like this one that shows you how this blog is progressing with LeadPages and everything I have done across the month to model the information from this LeadPages article (affiliate link).

These updates will help me track my own growth while also showing you what it looks like to actually use LeadPages with WordPress. To recap, these are the areas I’m using LeadPages on the blog:

The LeadPages WordPress Plugin Experiment

LeadPages WordPress Plugin Experiment
In the 10+ years of experience being a web designer and marketer, I know the power of building an email list. However, its always seemed easier to do that for someone else, but not very easy to do for myself. From the beginning of starting this blog, I’ve struggled to figure out how to start building my readership. Not only have I struggled to have a concrete way to gain readers to the blog, there have been other things going on such as working for myself while trying to take care of my family. I’ve had very little time to invest in creating compelling content to keep the blog active.

However, I knew I had to make a change. I couldn’t just keep investing money into maintaining a blog that wasn’t growing. Ultimately, I’d be wasting money on hosting and domain renewal fees unless something turned around.

Mail Chimp: Is It The Best Email Marketing Software?

Mail Chimp: Is It The Best Email Marketing Software?

Email marketing has become an essential tool for online growth. It has been touted by marketing experts as the key to a successful online business. In fact, many have said if you don’t have an email list, you don’t have a business. Small businesses that don’t embrace it are missing out on big opportunities.

There are a lot of choices for email marketing software available, but when it comes to being budget-friendly, no software come close to MailChimp.