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Tom is the host of What's the Secret podcast and co-founder of Offlinesharks.com

Multiple Streams of Income are More Important Than Ever

A while back, I heard the marketing legend Dan Kennedy say this: “The scariest number in business is one.” He taught that if you only have one of something, you’re always in a precarious position. If you lose that one thing, you’re out of luck. To remedy this, leaders train multiple members of their team…

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Why It’s STILL a Good Time to Start or Expand an Online Business

A little over a year ago, I recorded a podcast I never thought I would need to. It was March 26th, and nearly every state (including Hawaii, where I live), had entered a lockdown. Schools moved online or got canceled. Nonessential businesses shut down. Concerts, parades, fundraisers, recitals, and much more were rescheduled or postponed…

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Never Let Failure Go To Your Head

There’s a phrase I hear tossed around in the entrepreneurship and self-improvement world. It often comes up when somebody begins winning in their online business for the first time, kind of as a way to curb their enthusiasm and help them think clearly. It goes, “Never let success go to your head.” Put differently, don’t…

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Tools of the Trade: Autoresponders

This post takes a closer look at email autoresponders to help online entrepreneurs get started using them. If you don’t know what an autoresponder is, just open up your email inbox. Unless you’re extremely vigilant about hitting the “unsubscribe” button, you’ll find emails from businesses and influencers introducing themselves to you and inviting you to…

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How Online Entrepreneurs Build Recurring Revenue

For the past 10 years, I’ve enjoyed success in online business. Now, when I’m not helping my clients with their marketing, I help others grow in the world of digital entrepreneurship. I love seeing people realize they can quit their 9-5 and build the life of their dreams!  I do it through teaching them real,…

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Multiple Modes of Media: How to Expand Your Audience Faster

Who are some of your favorite content creators in the world of online business and entrepreneurship? If you answered “Tom Gaddis,” well shucks. Thank you. Regardless of the creator, have you noticed they offer their content in multiple formats? I follow a content creator who loves to teach leadership. When I received his monthly email,…

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The M.I.L.K. It Method: How I Gained 16 Clients and Made $7,000 During My First Week… Without Going Into Debt

Aloha, I’m Tom Gaddis. I’ve been working in marketing for the past 11 years, specializing in local marketing. I live in Maui and help run two 7-figure online businesses, and I love every minute of it. Before this job, I tried a couple of different careers, but nothing really stuck. In fact, my previous job…

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What “Mission Impossible” Teaches Us About Knowing Our Market

When you’re obsessed with something, you start to see reminders of it everywhere.  You become a public speaker, and all of a sudden, you see illustrations to add to your next talk everywhere you go. Or, you becomes obsessed with movies, and find a way to shoehorn a movie quote—or five—into every conversation. It’s as…

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Keep Your Eye On the Ball: Taking Hold Of Your “Someday” Today

Did you know most baseball players’ vision is better than 20/20? It needs to be. Players need to see the ball in the pitcher’s hand sixty feet away and make the snap decision of swinging the bat. The best batters in the league can see the ball clearly and predict its approach. If everything goes…

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We Don’t Need No Education: A Guide to Informal Learning

Traditional education is a controversial topic with would-be entrepreneurs. Talk long enough about entrepreneurial success, and someone is bound to mention a wildly successful person who dropped out of college. These illustrious ranks include people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Rachael Ray, and many more. Bill Gates is perhaps the most…

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