5 Simple Steps to Start an Online Business

5 simple steps start an online business

If your dream is to start an online business and work on it in your spare time, I’ve got great news for you. This opportunity really exists… and it’s achievable. Also, there has never really been a better or easier time to start an online business. Indeed, I believe building an online businesses should be part of anyone’s long term financial plan and a lifetime income stream. How to Start an Online Business There are many types of online businesses you can start… This article focuses on using WordPress as the…

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4 Ways to Overcome Fear as a Solopreneur

4 Ways to Overcome Fear as a Solopreneur

Starting a venture as a solopreneur can be synonymous with overcoming fear. Whether it’s a side hustle or meant to be a full time business, starting a new business is frightening. This is because you’re venturing out on your own and testing your idea, which could fail. The fear can’t be beaten because it is in built into your DNA… However, here are four things that you can do to overcome fear and make it less paralyzing… 1) Be Honest With Yourself About What You Want: Be totally honest about…

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Sole Proprietor vs. LLC for My Online Business?

Should my online business be a sole proprietor vs LLC?

You may be wondering, if you start an online business… Should you be a sole proprietor or LLC? It’s a good question. And making the right choice has important implications for your online business. Sole Proprietor Operating as a sole proprietor is the easiest… Then again… When is the easiest approach the best approach? On the positive side, as a sole proprietor, of course you are in full control of your destiny. However, the same is true if you’re structured as an LLC (Limited Liability Company). On the negative side, as…

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What Are You Aiming For?

WHAT ARE YOU AIMING FOR?

What is your goal? WHAT ARE YOU AIMING FOR? Is it to have a successful side hustle? To have more freedom in how you earn your income…? To have a better relationship with your family…? To have a better relationship with yourself…? Any of these are worthy goals but without precision, they are going to be hard to measure as you progress. We all want to earn a certain amount of money so that our families are taken care of, but also so that we enjoy ourselves sometimes, take a…

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No Social Proof. How Do I Hide Etsy Store Sales Stats?

Turn off Etsy store sales stats?

If you are interested in selling your handmade crafts or designs on the web, there are really two options: An Etsy Store or selling through Amazon Handmade. Etsy offers an easier setup process than Amazon. It also seems like more of a genuine craft seller marketplace. Amazon Handmade requires a Pro account… For this you have to pay $39 per month, plus other transaction fees just to sell on Amazon. This seems crazy to me for someone just starting out. So, when my wife and I recently decided to set up an online…

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5 Steps in How To Become a Millionaire

How to Become a Millionaire

A million dollars isn’t what it used to be… That said, it’s a worthy goal for anyone to want to achieve. As Jim Rohn said, the word “millionaire” has a nice ring to it, but ultimately its greatest value may not be the money, rather: “…what it will make of you to achieve it.” If you become a millionaire, the most valuable thing about that accomplishment will be the incremental disciplines that you have acquired along the way. How Many Millionaires Are There in the U.S.? As of 2018, over…

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The Then Whats and So Whats

Ideas are a dime a dozen. Great ideas are worth slightly more… But not much. We often overvalue our ideas because they’re accompanied by a very nice feeling… A great idea gives us with a natural high because it triggers a dopamine release. Then the crash comes. So you’ve got a great idea for a side hustle… But now what do you do? Buy a domain name! No, that’s for later. It’s time for the serious “then whats?”… And maybe more importantly, the “so whats?”. Go through all the possible scenarios…

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The Best Way to Update Plugins on GoDaddy Managed WordPress

Updating WordPress Plugins on GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Step 1

GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress service is a great, low cost way for beginners to get started with building a WordPress site. This is because you can manage your WordPress site easily from within GoDaddy’s online control panel. If you ever have technical issues, GoDaddy offers very good basic FREE phone support with its Managed WordPress service… GoDaddy’s telephone support almost always comes through with a solution for no extra charge. However, one problem that happened consistently with one of my websites on GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress was updating plugins. Whenever I updated…

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The Hamburger Must Die

The hamburger must die

Your web audience is hungry… for information. Stop trying to feed them a hamburger. The hamburger, or three horizontal stacked lines, is a common icon that represents “Menu” in web design. And it’s horrible. The hamburger sucks because no one knows what the hell it is. Especially on mobile. It surely doesn’t scream “Menu”… Indeed, I hate it when I have to click the hamburger just to find out that I don’t want what’s behind it. If you are building a website, stay away from the “hamburger”. Instead, choose something…

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