Play Connect-the-Dots to
Win at Online Marketing

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Remember those puzzles you used to do when you were six or seven?

That mass of dots and numbers on a page just looked like a mess.

But when you went through and connected dot 1 to dot 2, moving on through dots 100 and 101, you wound up with a picture of a pony.

You might think you’ve outgrown connect-the-dots. But actually, it’s one of the most important strategies for online entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to build profits with online marketing.

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We’re Taking the Summer Off…

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Well, not the whole summer. But we are giving ourselves a break.

We spend a lot of time teaching people how to build smart, sustainable businesses with content. The kind of businesses that give us enough free time to have some decent work-life balance.

After all, working your own schedule, to suit your own life, is one of the biggest benefits of running a business, right?

So tomorrow, we start our official summer schedule.

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8 Reasons Rich People Hate Their Lives

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A young woman discovers in college that she is driven by a burning desire to succeed. She starts a business, struggles, goes through some lean years.

Eventually her hard work begins to pay off. She has a good year. Then, a great year. The year after that blows the doors off.

She gets everything she’s worked so hard for. The prestigious client list. The Armani wardrobe. The BMW. The gorgeous house in the most expensive part of town. The money pours in, almost effortlessly. More money than she ever dreamed she could have.

How do you fill in the end of this story?

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How to Overcome Your Three Greatest Blogging Challenges

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Let’s say you thought it would be pretty neat to climb Mount Everest.

You find two “how-to” web sites that explain what’s involved.

One details a tough training regimen, spells out all of the financial costs, has a serious conversation with you about the risks, and gives you a complete list of the gear you’ll need to maximize your chances of a successful ascent.

Another tells you that since you go for a 20-minute run every day, you’ll be totally fine. Nah, don’t buy a bunch of fancy equipment. Just wear your flip-flops and a sweater.

Who’s doing you the favor?

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The Three Surprisingly Simple Keys to Success

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Back when I was writing novels and working on getting them published, someone gave me a piece of advice.

“You need talent, luck, and persistence. Pick any two.”

It’s probably been twenty years since I heard those words, but I still think of them all the time. They don’t just apply to getting book deals, of course.

Whether you want to paint, write, play music, raise a happy kid, design beautiful houses, or run an online business that makes you happy and rich, you can reach your goals with just two of those three.

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The Solution for Marketing Overwhelm

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Ever wish there was just a blueprint you could follow to market your business?

No, not a magic formula. Not a “push-button million-dollar cash machine.”

You’re not lazy and you’re not afraid to put the work in.

But sometimes it’s hard to figure out just what kind of work you’re supposed to be doing.

What if there was a straightforward road map that a reasonably intelligent person could follow?

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