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Finding an Opportunity and Turning it Into a Reality

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 7, 2010

The Spark Deciding to create a website that seeks to instructs others is an arduous undertaking. Once the decision is made, the laborious work of bringing your take and insight on a particular topic to a curious and information-hungry audience begins. Having dabbled in writing articles for other movie websites then for my own movie website, Film-Book dot Com, and frequently reading prominent “How To” websites on garnering…

How to Monetize your Blog Without Advertising, Affiliates or any Product

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 5, 2010

If you read the advice of almost any A-list blogger who actually makes a reasonable living through his or her blogging efforts, they will all tell you to “run it like a business.” Even in my recent interview with Jared, one of the founders here at Under30CEO, he emphasized the importance of treating your blog as a real business. If you treat it as a hobby it will…

Finding Your Passion is Like Getting Married

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 17, 2009

A question tweeted by @DanSchawbel: “Who do you think wins: The person who has the most talent or the most drive?” Answer: “Results from the question: 90% drive over talent” What things do you have drive for? They are the things you are passionate about! Passion rules the game. When someone gets passionate about something it shows. Their emotions and true spirit for what they are doing come…

Leveraging 7 Types of Social Media for Branding

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 28, 2009

It is impossible to ignore the power of social media. Everyday it is integrated more and more into the marketing of businesses – both small and large. Even brick and mortar business can take advantage of this by focusing on a specific region. However don’t bother if you will just “join”, you need to be active in order to see the results. Building relationships and trust takes time.…

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