Why Outsourcing Makes Sense

I had some trouble outsourcing the design of my eBook graphics and web site. At first, I wanted to do it myself. I came up with some good ideas for graphics and I know enough about web design to make a simple web site. I could save a lot of money this way. But after . . . → Read More: Why Outsourcing Makes Sense

Boost of Confidence in my New eBook

Today I just want to share a short personal story that has given me a huge boost of confidence in the eBook I am working on. This is also a good reminder about why you should be building passive income streams! šŸ™‚

Passive dollar signs are superior to other dollar signs.

I found a . . . → Read More: Boost of Confidence in my New eBook

The Easiest Way to Manage Email Newsletters

To manage my new email newsletter, I signed up for a subscription service called Aweber, which has made it really easy. Aweber creates a signup form for you that you put on your web site. Then when someone signs up it goes through the Aweber scripts and handles everything automatically for you.

After your form . . . → Read More: The Easiest Way to Manage Email Newsletters

Using a Squeeze Page to Capture Leads

If you saw my last post and visited my new site about accomplishing your goals, you were looking at one of my “squeeze” pages. These pages are used to capture people’s email addresses (leads) to see if people are actually interested in my upcoming product.

Why Use a Squeeze Page?

Why use a squeeze page . . . → Read More: Using a Squeeze Page to Capture Leads

New eBook Experiment is Live!

I have finished setting up my web site for my new eBook! I created three squeeze pages and a Google experiment that divides traffic equally between the three pages, so I can see which one performs the best. I also signed up for an email newsletter service that makes it really easy to keep track . . . → Read More: New eBook Experiment is Live!

Setting Up OpenOffice Part 3 ā€“ PDF Conversion

In this series of blog posts, Iā€™m detailing the steps required to set up OpenOffice to write a book. In Part 1, I walked through the installation process for OpenOffice. In Part 2 I explained how to create a template for your book, to make it easy to have the same look and feel throughout. . . . → Read More: Setting Up OpenOffice Part 3 ā€“ PDF Conversion

Setting Up OpenOffice Part 2 – Templates

In this series of blog posts, I’m detailing the steps required to set up OpenOffice to write a book. In Part 1, I walked through the installation process for OpenOffice. Here in Part 2 I’m going to discuss setting up a template for your book.

Setting up a Template

Creating a template for your document . . . → Read More: Setting Up OpenOffice Part 2 – Templates

Setting Up OpenOffice Part 1 – Installation

OpenOffice is a suite of office applications much like Microsoft Office. OpenOffice lets you easily create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, diagrams, drawings, databases, and more. OpenOffice is free and open source, so you can download and install it on as many computers as you want without any licensing fees or hassles. You can use OpenOffice to . . . → Read More: Setting Up OpenOffice Part 1 – Installation

February 2010 Plans

In January I focused on coming up with eBook ideas and testing the market for them. Now that I’ve done some extensive testing, I am going to write an eBook about setting and achieving your goals, whatever they may be. Here’s why I chose that topic:

I know a lot about this subject and I . . . → Read More: February 2010 Plans

Make Sure Your Ideas Will Sell

If you are going to create something and try to sell it, you need to make sure your product is going to sell and then create it. I know this sounds like common sense, but it is actually very easy to overlook this simple principle. It’s easy to get excited about your product and work . . . → Read More: Make Sure Your Ideas Will Sell

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