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“We refuse to work with people that suck”

04-07-Thumbs-Down

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.” I read that a department store owner coined this phrase back in 1909. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like THIS generation is a bit different.  While you always want to make sure to treat customers right and make them happy, it seems that nowadays, business owners are more willing ... Read More »

What 12 Months of Running an eCommerce Store Looks Like

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As entrepreneurs, we all have GRAND expectations… After all, we don’t go into business to just “get by” or “pay the bills.” Most of us get in business because we see BIG opportunity — whether that’s more income, more free time, or just an overall bigger impact on your life and the world around you. So naturally, we expect some ... Read More »

When things don’t go right (…the bad side of biz)

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Ever notice how on Facebook, things always seem PERFECT for everyone? Everyone has a great job… Everyone has the best family… Everyone is traveling… Everyone is eating the best meals… And on and on. While Facebook does frustrate me sometimes, I actually think it’s a GOOD thing that people share all the positive things happening in their lives. There’s enough ... Read More »

Time does indeed = Money (proof inside)

Clock and banknote. Time is money concept

Sometimes cliches are nothing more than….well, cliches. Other times, they’re actually legitimate life lessons. Take for example the often used phrase, “Time = Money.” In a literal sense, what it means is that TIME is valuable — it’s a commodity! You should respect your time, just like you’d respect anything else of value.  And wasted time can cost you a ... Read More »

Making money while you sleep is a LIE

Man Sleeping On Bed With Bundle Of Currency Notes

There are a lot of interesting things that happen while we’re sleeping each night… Crime… Snoring… Animals hanging out… Scandalous TV shows on Showtime… Just to name a few. But one thing that usually DOESN’T happen, is “making money.” (Contrary to what the gurus want you to think.) After all, making money comes from work, and how can we be ... Read More »

Don’t Quit Your Day Job…

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I’ll be the first to admit… I did it backwards. June 1st, 2017 marked exactly 6 years since I started my business. It’s amazing to think that in just a few short years, I’ll have been an entrepreneur and business owner for a DECADE. But here’s a little secret… When it came to starting my business, I was a bit ... Read More »

You Want a Guarantee?

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I received an interesting email from a subscriber recently… It went something like this: ‘You send emails about your Shopify program, but if you would GUARANTEE people would be successful, you would get as many sign-ups as you wanted.’ Now, I’m not singling this guy out, because I get similar emails like this all the time. On the surface, it ... Read More »

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

tranquil swimming pool at a luxury property

Recently I was having lunch with a friend, and we got on the topic of all the crazy sh*t you can spend money on these days. For example, my buddy is familiar with home automation, and was telling me about people that will spend $500,000 or even $1 million, just to automate their homes, inside and out. Automating their thermostat, ... Read More »

2 Ways to Make More Moolah’ from the Newsfeed

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With some things in life, if something isn’t “working,” the solution is pretty easy. – If the remote for your TV isn’t working, you change the batteries. – If your chicken tastes bland, you add some spices or sauce. – If your tire is flat, you patch it or buy a new one. Ah, if only generating revenue with Facebook ... Read More »

A sneak peak inside my ads account

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Admit it… My title got you excited for what’s in today’s post. EVERYONE loves to see what’s “behind the curtain,” so today I figured I’d show you something cool. A screenshot from my FB ads account: So the first thing you’re probably thinking is, “what does all this mean?” Allow me to explain… I get asked a lot about the step-by-step ... Read More »