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Growing Your Business

Time Versus Money: Two Key Thoughts on Outsourcing

Every January, I think ahead about how I want to improve methods within my business. Since the calendar just changed into a new year, I’m thinking about time and how I can most effectively use it. As entrepreneurs, we often have this inner discussion: “Should I value my time or my money more?” Both assets…

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Can ANYONE Start a Remote Business?

I hear it all the time: People sell courses and offer business opportunities with the promise, “Anyone can do this—no experience necessary!” But is that actually true? In my experience, the average person actually can gain most of the skills needed to operate a remote, digital business. It might take some time, but most people…

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Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Poker Table

Sometimes we get schooled in some really unexpected ways. The lessons I learn about business from other aspects of life never cease to amaze. I pick up ideas from other industries and figure out how I can incorporate them into what I do. I look at my everyday interactions and observe wisdom I can use…

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Affiliate Marketing Secrets (Part 4): The Affiliate Webinar Game

Aloha! Tom Gaddis, here. For the last few weeks, I’ve been giving the ins-and-outs of affiliate marketing: how to get started, how to hire affiliates, and the importance of an audience. To make any money running an affiliate marketing program, never underestimate the importance of building an audience that likes and trusts you. An audience…

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Affiliate Marketing (Part 3): 4 Strategies to Run Your First Affiliate Marketing Campaign

Make money… while you sleep? Many people look at affiliate marketing as an easy way to get huge payouts. Just do a little work, prompt other people’s products, and Ka-Ching! The money rolls in, right? Well… it’s not quite so simple. While affiliate marketing can be a lucrative aspect of your business, you have to…

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Affiliate Marketing Secrets (Part 2): Affiliate Marketing for Your Courses & Products

Last week, I gave a basic overview about how to get involved in the affiliate marketing game and make money by promoting others’ items and ideas. Over the next few weeks, I’ll dive into the details, tactics, and strategies I use to effectively make money with affiliate marketing. Today, I’m sharing how you can round…

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Affiliate Marketing Secrets (Part 1)

You’ve probably heard the hype about affiliate marketing. The internet says it’s a quick and easy way for people to make money online. Is that true?  Well, frankly, the internet’s full of B.S. As someone who uses affiliate marketing effectively, I want to pull back the curtain and share the reality of how it works….

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3 Ideas for Sales-Driving Bonuses

“… But WAIT! There’s MORE!” You’ve seen infomercials, webinars, and sales pages use phrases like this to drive viewers to action. These enthusiastic invitations entice customers to “Call now!” so they can get in on a fabulous bonus item. Businesses use this old advertising tactic to seal the deal with potential buyers. And it really…

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If I Had to Start Over (Part 5): Your Action Plan

Aloha! Tom Gaddis, here. Over the last several weeks, I’ve shared answers to a question I get all the time from business owners just starting out: What would I do differently if I had to start my own business over from the beginning? I’m sharing secrets the gurus won’t tell you but will take you…

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If I Had to Start Over (Part 4): Build an All-Star Team

Hi, Tom Gaddis here. I own a digital marketing agency here on Maui, and I’ve been sharing some answers to a common question I get from new business owners: What would I do if I had to start over again and build my business from scratch? As I look back, I took way too long…

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