Lessons Learned from the Land Down Under

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A few weeks ago, I flew to Australia on the invitation of Darren Rowse and the Problogger team. I spoke at Darren’s 2015 Problogger Training Event, which took place at the beautiful RACV Royal Pines resort on Australia’s Gold Coast.

This post is an excuse to share my photos — and my experiences — with you.

I want to share a few lessons I picked up: I think you’ll find them as valuable as I did. There’s a mix of business and life lessons — some profound, and some very simple.

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4 Lovable Sales Tips for People Who Hate Selling

4 Lovable Sales Tips for People Who Hate Selling

What image does the idea of selling conjure up in your mind?

Do you think of a pushy car salesman? A sleazy guy selling insurance door to door?

When Daniel Pink, author of the book To Sell Is Human, asked people what word first came up in their mind when he mentioned “sales,” he found that the majority of words were negative.

Smarmy. Slimy. Pushy. Manipulative. Aggressive. Yuck.

Having to sell makes many of us feel queasy.

We fidget. We procrastinate. And we wish we weren’t in business. We wish that someone else would do the selling for us! [Read more…]

Your New Website Just Went Live. Now What?

Your New Website Just Went Live. Now What?

After weeks — maybe months — in development, your new website is finally live.

The job is over. You can sit back, relax, and watch your website work for you while you rest on the sidelines.

Well, not exactly.

Don’t Forget to Water Your Website

Watching your website site go live is a victory, but it’s not the end of the battle.

Maintaining, updating, and monitoring your website is a job that will last as long as your business.

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