Should You Use Cratejoy For An Online Subscription Business?

Should you use Cratejoy to start an online subscription business?

When it comes to creating a online subscription business, you have many options, one of which is Cratejoy. Cratejoy is an Internet marketplace and e-commerce website hosting platform for online subscription based businesses. You could also use all-in-one website platforms like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Shopify or WordPress to start an online business. In each of the aforementioned options, you could set up a subscription business using a recurring payment processor, such as Stripe. Cratejoy offers recurring payments as a primary feature as it is specifically targeting subscription business entrepreneurs and…

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You’re Probably Right… Now Get To Work.

You're Probably Right Now Get To Work

That great new world changing idea you have? You’re probably right about it… Congrats. Now get to work and be prepared to wait years to see any results, verification, support or confirmation of that. How Long Do I Have To Wait For My Idea To Work? How long do you need to work and wait for a great new world changing idea to take hold? Probably a long time… Indeed, it could take a decade. Or dozens of years. Maybe decades. The good news is that during that time, you…

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How Long Is A Patent Good For Once It’s Awarded?

how long is a patent good for?

If you have an idea for a product, or invention, you may be wondering if you should patent your idea, how much it will cost and how long is the patent good for. If your idea is patentable, then go for it… Just be aware that the patent protection you receive is limited to a specific period of time and is territorial. Once you receive your patent award, the patent is good for 20 years from the date of first filing. The cost of a patent will vary depending on…

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Daily Blogging and Self-Awareness

I’ll never forget some advice I heard in an audio interview with Seth Godin. Darren Hardy, who was the publisher of Success Magazine for many years, was conducting the interview. Darren always asked the same question at the end of an interview with an expert… “What’s the one thing you would recommend for our readers and listeners to do to take action today.” Darren had hardly finished asking the question when, without hesitation, Seth said: “Start a blog and write in it every day”. I had already heard this from…

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Topic Clusters Can Improve Conversions

Do Pillars and Topic Clusters Improve Conversions?

One day a few years ago I decided that I was on a mission to find a four leaf clover.  I had never found a four leaf clover before… But I was obsessed with the idea and determined to find one. I looked everywhere and after a few weeks, while at a park with my family, I found one.  In fact there were many four leaf clovers in this one place. There was one, then I found another and another and another…  I gave them to my daughters. But they were…

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Leading To, Not With

Most salespeople today deliver with sales presentations by leading with information about how great their company is. But this isn’t really the way it should be. And it’s very likely that your sales prospect is merely enduring the beginning portion of your presentation, the part with the slides about your company… Silently wondering when you’re going to get to the point. The point being: Them The book “The Challenger Sale” flips the conventional sales presentation concept on its head. The sales strategy in The Challenger Sale is not leading with…

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Orvis is the New Brooks Brothers

orvis is the new brooks brothers

Orvis is officially the new Brooks Brothers. For years I shopped at Brooks Brothers for shirts, pants, sweaters, ties, etc. But it has been sucking for so long that I think really Orvis is the new default choice for cool, preppie clothing. Why doesn’t Brooks Brothers develop a cool line of casual fleeces with the BB logo…? Why does Orvis sell Barbour jackets and clothing and Brooks Brothers does not…? What genius made that decision…? Why doesn’t Brooks Brothers offer the basic staples like a nice light blue gingham long…

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Increase Your Chances of Success

Pick up the phone and call someone who you think you can help. The worst case scenario is not them saying “no”. The worst case scenario is not having that opportunity in the first place. If you don’t ask, the answer is always “no”. Just by asking you have increased your chances of success by 100%. From there, who knows…? Ask sincerely, get your answer, and move on to the next one.

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Irrational Fears… Running Out Of People to Call

You can tell yourself almost anything to avoid making a cold call… One of the more irrational fears that manifests itself in my cold call preparation is the thought that, somehow, once everyone says “no” to me I’m going to run out of people to call. For example, I will buy a list of ideal target customers to call, then not call them because I’m afraid that I’ll go through the list and it will be 100% rejections. Then I think that afterwards I’ll have nothing to do. How insane…

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