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How to make money online

How to make money online
The first step is to stop Googling things like, "how to make money online." Not because you shouldn't want to make money online, but because the stuff you're going to find by doing that is going to help you lose money online. Sort of like asking a casino owner how to make money in Vegas...Don't pay anyone for simple and proven instructions on how to achieve this goal. In particular, don't pay anyone to teach you how to write or sell manuals or ebooks about how to make money online.Get rich slow. Focus on the scarce resource online: attention. If you try to invent a way to take cheap attention and turn it into cash, you will fail. A few years ago I put my book The Bootstrapper's Bible online for free.

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Wasting the digital dividend The internet means that many time-consuming forms of white-collar drudgery have disappeared, or at least been offloaded to cheaper people who aren't you, permitting you to spend more time on things that are actually productive and highly leveraged. No more standing in line at the copier, trudging to the Fedex box, waiting two weeks for a letter to be returned, leaving voice mails, searching for the right person to contact, waiting months to learn a skill or a fact, discovering that a project is hopelessly broken, and on and on. It's a little like the bump we got after the Cold War ended. The peace dividend was there, just waiting for us to repurpose our military, our military budget and our military research.

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12 Tips for Time Management Editor's Note: A version of this article previously appeared at AnnMehl.com. Recently, in my work as a business coach, I was asked to give a presentation at a company offsite on the subject of "productivity and time management." In order to prepare for this, I polled a number of friends and colleagues -- ordinary people whose work styles I admired -- on their individual work habits. Nobody I spoke to felt like they had enough time.

Seven tips to build for meaning What happens after I click on your Google ad? I was thinking about great Squidoo pages (lenses) yesterday, and realized that many of them, along with many blogs, have the same goal: give someone a handle, a sense of meaning--context--so they can go ahead and take action. You have a blog to turn a browser into a raging fan for your candidate or your product.You have a lens designed to teach people what they need to know to confidently sign up for your tour.You have a landing page to convert Google AdWords clickers into buyers. With that in mind, here are a few tactical tips that might help if that's what you're trying to do online: Use numbers and bullets. People don't read online, they scan.

The Economics of Happiness In the last few years, a growing number of economists have been discovering happiness. It's not that they are spending more time admiring flowers, helping old folks cross the road, dancing on the street or baking pies for neighbors. In fact, these happiness economists are working long hours in soul-numbing ways, torturing data with their latest econometric techniques to force deeply buried facts to the surface. Richard Branson's 21 Survival Strategies For Small Business Success We share with you Richard Bransons 21 Small Business Strategies, taken from the Billionaire & UK Entrepreneurs Auto Biography “Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way“. Richard Branson has faced an immense amount of challenges along the way and has applied these 21 strategies to carry all of his Successful businesses through thick and thin. Read on to find the Top 21 of Richard Branson’s Small Business Strategies for running a Successful business. Richard Branson’s 21 Survival Strategies For Small Business Success 1.

Starting over with customer service I've been writing a lot about this topic lately and thinking about it more. I have a radical proposal for you, but it takes a few paragraphs, so I hope you'll bear with me. Customer service is broken.

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