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Day 37: Plan

Day 37: Plan

Every Thursday I get this familiar task in Asana.     It’s my weekly reminder to set in concrete the goals that will make my campaigns run smoothly and continue to be smashing successes. The problem is, though, I sometimes ignore this task. I know it’s...
Day 36: Meta Description Post

Day 36: Meta Description Post

Hey, I wrote a post over at morningdove about how and when to use a meta description. I also learned that my site wasn’t very responsive (oops), but I think it’s cleared up now. Jump on over there and read the post and let me know what you think....
Day 35: Your True Job Title

Day 35: Your True Job Title

If you make money with with client’s websites, listen up. You may call yourself many things: Strategist. CEO. Marketer. SEO. Founder. Manager.     All of these things are well and good, but they don’t tell clients much. In fact, some companies even prop up...

Day 34: Week (Weak) Stats

Meetings missed: 3 They all knew that the baby was coming, but it still hurts to delay a meeting that could get you more business. Oh well, rescheduling isn’t the end of the world. New Clients: 0 It has been harder than I thought to close deals. I’ve always been good...
Day 33: Maybe You’re the “Hater”

Day 33: Maybe You’re the “Hater”

In today’s online marketing climate, having haters is almost seen as a good thing, a rite of passage, if you will. I’m constantly seeing posts of screenshots of conversations with a “hater”, followed up by some fricking stupid motivational cry for attention. Look! I...
Day 32: Back at it

Day 32: Back at it

There are times when it is just dang hard to get stuff done. We call these times “ruts”. We’ve all been in a rut. There are two reasons you might be in a rut: Feelings and Circumstances.     Feelings There are times when you’re just not up to work. You...
Day 31: True Colors

Day 31: True Colors

The internet has a problem. It has been a modern miracle to be honest, but there’s a problem. The problem is authenticity. The internet is full of fake people. We all realize that there are real people behind the profiles, the words, and the pictures (usually). But we...
Day 29: The Reason

Day 29: The Reason

An accurate representation of why I’ve worked for like a half hour in the past three days 🙂 And I’m not fretting one bit. Back to “normal” posts tomorrow, though I can’t promise they’ll be better than this...
Day 24: Touches

Day 24: Touches

It’s been a crazy couple of days. I went to a networking meeting the other day, which I thought was going to be a waste of time. By the end of the day, I had three face to face meetings set up. Through my LinkedIn outreach I got on the phone with a potential $1,000...
Day 21: Pink Boot

Day 21: Pink Boot

First off, thanks to those who are following along. I purposely make the posts short so you can get a little knowledge or inspiration during the day and then get back to it. Of those that are following, the UK is edging out the USA in terms of site visits. It has been...
Day 20: week 3 stats

Day 20: week 3 stats

I take a break from all work-related activities on Sunday. It gives me a much needed break from the worries of running a business on my own. So I compiled a few stats yesterday and set it to go live today. Contractions felt by wife: 0 She’s due with our first baby in...
Day 19: Branding and Gratitude

Day 19: Branding and Gratitude

Creating a personal brand has been somewhat of a challenge for me. Creating a company brand has been a challenge. In short, branding is just tough. I have a hard time deciding which way to go with it, maybe you can help me out. There are a few options here that I’m...
Day 18: Dig

Day 18: Dig

Today I was tempted to forgo writing a post today. It wouldn’t have been a big deal. In fact, according to Google Analytics, there are only about half a dozen people that stumble upon this blog each day. In terms of numbers, it’s pretty pathetic.     But I’m...
Day 15: Small Victories

Day 15: Small Victories

I’ve been smashing some of my goals. Others, not so much. The reason I started this 90-day challenge was to build up my business, but not much of that has taken place yet. In fact, there has even been discussions from one client to cut the budget. It’s tough to keep...
Day 14: Weekly Stats

Day 14: Weekly Stats

Since I don’t work on Sunday, I wrote down some stats from this week yesterday and set it to go live today. Days I woke up at 4:45- 6/7 (86%) I got up on Friday but went back to bed, tsk tsk. Emails sent: 912 The First 742 were to all my contacts, just a feeler email...
Day 11: My Reading List

Day 11: My Reading List

Ever since I started my business last fall, I’ve read a lot. Not books necessarily, but online content. Blogs and such. These are extremely relevant to the internet marketing industry, but become pretty soul-sucking after a while. It always seems like they have some...
Day 10: The 1%

Day 10: The 1%

I didn’t write for a couple days because I went to a family reunion in Utah. I debated whether I should leave my business, especially right now while I’m pushing so hard. I had a hard time believing it wouldn’t impact this week negatively and take a while to get back...
Day 5: Bed Bugs and Related Searches

Day 5: Bed Bugs and Related Searches

Every friday I get an email, a facebook notification, and and a twitter ping. As most SEO’s know, Friday means the end of the week, the end of the business week, and “whiteboard friday” with Rand Fishkin.   I don’t watch them religiously, but if I see something...
Day 4: Double Purposing

Day 4: Double Purposing

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it out of bed this morning. I didn’t sleep that well and almost convinced myself that I was justified in going back to sleep. After a couple minutes of trying to wake myself, I remembered the secret to getting “woke”. (No, this...
Day 2: Marker, not Pen

Day 2: Marker, not Pen

I’ve always liked pens. I’ve collected them from a young age. I got caught once in elementary school trying to steal a particularly cool pen out of another kid’s backpack. Though my days of thieving are long over, I still enjoy a good pen.     I probably...
Day 1: Be a Freaking Wild Dog

Day 1: Be a Freaking Wild Dog

Cheetahs suck. Lions suck. Hyenas suck. Leopards suck.   Why am I hating on African animals? Well I’m not, I actually love them. I’m a nature documentary-aholic. Ask my wife. I may have a problem. But I was fascinated to learn that these animals only actually...