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Hey Dude promote my launch! (Nope)

Lately I’ve been getting more and more emails that look personal, until I open them and realize they are just mass-copied “promote my shit” bulk emails sent to every good affiliate on the planet, all at once. Promotional emails, disguised as personal emails, with no way to unsubscribe. And it pisses me right off. Look, I get it… It’s easier …

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Outsourcing Sucks

Ahhh, the joys of outsourcing… Keep reading for an actual email exchange I had today with a programmer in India… Posted word for word, for your enjoyment. ===================== From: Karthik To: Erik Stafford Time: 8:23am Hello Erik, Kindly find quote for your requirement. The script cost – $145 USD Installation cost – $25 USD design and colors customized to match …

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YouTube Money Brands

I was peeking around YouTube today. Specifically, I was checking out the most subscribed channels of all time: http://www.youtube.com/channels?g=0&s=ms&t=a You may or may not know this, but when you start to get a ton of subscribers, and tons of “views” on your videos… YouTube will happily make you a paid content provider. They will pay you to simply continue to …

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How To Spot Opportunities

I’ve been back from the Caribbean for about a week now, and settling into my routine. It feels good. Hopefully things are good in your neck of the woods, too đŸ™‚ Lots of interesting projects on the deck over here that I will be sharing with you over the coming weeks. Hopefully this “glimpse” into my process for making money …

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Powerpoint Presentation Tips

As one of the highest paid branding consultants on the planet, I frequently get called upon to create (or fix) PowerPoint presentations. Most of these requests come from professional speakers (those who present from stage) or businesses who want to improve their videos and their video presentations. Invariably if I am asked to fix an existing presentation, the same things …

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Lessons From A Delicatessen

So, I used to work at a deli. It was an amazing deli. Like, one of the best, old-style, Jewish deli’s in the country. It’s still there in fact. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary đŸ™‚ I started working there in college. Partly because I needed the money (I was in college at the time) and partly as a homage …

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No Brown M&M’s!

Remember 80’s rock band Van Halen? Well, here’s something you probably didn’t know… When Van Halen would tour back in the 80’s, they had a concert rider (Which is basically a contract) that specifically FORBID Brown M&M’s. Seriously. Most people assumed it was because they were rich and spoiled, but they actually had a damn good reason for doing it… …

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Ten Freedoms of The Entreprenuer

Hey guys… It’s been almost three years since I posted this about Strategic Coach. I got such great feedback on my “Entrepreneurial Time System” blog post that I thought I would take a minute to update you on how things are going. Before I do, read my original post if you haven’t: http://www.erikstafford.com/the-entrepreneurial-time-system/ I know it sounds glamorous, but being …

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The Wheels On The Bike Go ‘Round And ‘Round…

I’ve been riding my bike a lot lately. So much so that you could probably call me a bike-fanatic. I am to the point where I am cycling up to 20 miles a day. Why do I tell you this? Well, for a couple reasons. Since I’m interested in biking, I signed up for some websites where I could interact …

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Is Fear Stopping You From Succeeding?

My son was bitten by a poisonous spider this week. He’s only 5 years old, and since he’s so small we have been to the doctor twice already to have it lanced, cleaned, and tested… And he is on several antibiotics to stem the infection. He is going to be fine, and I’m sure you don’t REALLY need to know …