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    I found this great article from the US Small...

    I found this great article from the US Small Business Administration. I'm not sure where you're located, but the information is solid.
    ...
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    One of my most used books in Cashvertising: How...

    One of my most used books in Cashvertising: How to Use More than 100 Secrets of Ad-Agency Psychology to Make Big Money Selling Anything to Anyone by Drew Eric Whitman. It an advanced course in...
  3. Thread: Door hangers

    by TaraC
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    I know of a few insurance agents that claim that...

    I know of a few insurance agents that claim that door hangers worked for them.

    I don't think they aren't as effective as they used to be. I don't enter my place through the front door. Most of...
  4. Thread: Home Office

    by TaraC
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    I have a dedicated part of the living room as my...

    I have a dedicated part of the living room as my office. When I get stir crazy, I take my laptop to Starbucks.

    When I had office space, I rarely got any work done. The other agents weren't...
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    When I was an insurance agent, I needed to stay...

    When I was an insurance agent, I needed to stay in contact with my clients to increase my renewals, reduce poaching from other agents and referrals. I sent out a bi-monthly newsletter. I also sent...
  6. I used to have an eBay business. I made my first...

    I used to have an eBay business. I made my first money online via eBay. It was fairly easy, but that was awhile ago. I didn't ship international either. It just made it much simpler. Clothing is...
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    I am not a fan of GoDaddy, but I have never done...

    I am not a fan of GoDaddy, but I have never done any hosting with them.

    I have my websites hosted with Hostgator. I have had excellent service up until last year. I haven't had much downtime, but...
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    My best SEO techniques are quality content on...

    My best SEO techniques are quality content on various web 2.0 sites and social media. I have never done the backlinking thing on high PR sites. I stick with whitehat SEO.
  9. It's not really that straightforward. It depends...

    It's not really that straightforward. It depends on the rules in your area. In my city and state, the business must be registered before business is conducted. The amount you pay also depends on the...
  10. Thread: Self-Publishing

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    Agreed. Plus, the author is still responsible for...

    Agreed. Plus, the author is still responsible for the marketing of the book. As the author, you'll only get pennies for each book. I think it's best to go the direct route. You keep most of the...
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    You beat me to the punch. I am a big fan of Peter...

    You beat me to the punch. I am a big fan of Peter Lynch's investment strategies especially the "invest in what you know".
    "Beating the Street" is one of my favorites.
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    I kept my day job when I launched my first...

    I kept my day job when I launched my first business. It was tricky. I had to be super organized though. I used my lunch hour to make calls. I also worked a lot of late nights. I had about 6 months of...
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    Crowdsourcing can be a great way to fund a...

    Crowdsourcing can be a great way to fund a business. It really depends on the product. I know a few people who tried to use Kickstarter and didn't meet their goal. If you don't reach your goal, then...
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    I have wondered what the qualifications for...

    I have wondered what the qualifications for opening up a medical marijuana dispensary. It's legal in my state. I live within walking distance of two dispensaries. In fact, there are just too many...
  15. I used LinkedIn heavily when I sold insurance. I...

    I used LinkedIn heavily when I sold insurance. I was pretty active in several groups. I used it to mostly to promote my free seminars. I never failed to get appointments from the people attending the...
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    Did you do use blackhat seo techniques? Are these...

    Did you do use blackhat seo techniques? Are these AdSense websites? Google recently updated it's page layout algorithm to go after websites with lots ads above the fold.
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    No, I don't work for my family. I would never do...

    No, I don't work for my family. I would never do that. My mother wanted to start a family business. I was going to opt out but, it never got off the ground. I have some serious slackers and control...
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    When the domain expires in May 2014, the domain...

    When the domain expires in May 2014, the domain will not be immediately available. There is a certain grace period. Also the domain registrar ( especially GoDaddy) may hold the name for an extended...
  19. The thing I hate about starting up a business is...

    The thing I hate about starting up a business is starting up with little money. The thing I love about starting up a business is doing it with little money. Starting up with little money means that I...
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    I have never used a business coach. I do think...

    I have never used a business coach. I do think it's important to be able to express your ideas and concerns in a safe environment. Sometimes talking about the business brings clarity. At least that's...
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    You're absolutely right. I haven't put much...

    You're absolutely right.

    I haven't put much energy into Google+. There's a great chance I'm missing out on customers. That thought makes me sad. I didn't much work into it. I told myself that I...
  22. No, I don't have an app for my business. But I...

    No, I don't have an app for my business. But I think the app for your business is a great idea. It depends on what percentage of rentals, etc come from your customer base. If a large percentage is...
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    Things must have changed since I was in college....

    Things must have changed since I was in college. Credit cards made it very easy for college students to get credit cards. I had both a Visa and MasterCard before I was a sophomore. There wasn't a...
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    I have only used Twitter to drive traffic to my...

    I have only used Twitter to drive traffic to my blog. I used my blog to promote myself as an insurance agent. It really worked well. I didn't make money directly from Twitter, but I did get find...
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    I started my first business for the money. I used...

    I started my first business for the money. I used my work experience to start the business. I really didn't like it. I knew the service was great and was needed, but I had no passion for it. I really...
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