Posts by Brandonacox 65
July 19, 2017
I don't like wasps. I'm not too good with heights, although flying in an airplane never seems to bother me. And I sometimes worry that in the event of a zombie apocalypse, in the shape I'm in, I'm toast. But the fear that holds me back the most in life... is the fear of YOU.Or to put it another way, it's the fear of people. If you're like me - and a majority of the people reading this will be - you don't like confrontation. You draw back from criticism. And you instinctively avoid uncomfortable
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July 13, 2017
If you're not careful, you'll wind up spending a LOT of time on things that bring in little in the way of results. It's always better to value your time and trade it in for the results your time is worth.Let me give you an example in the world of digital marketing. You can spend a LOT of time surfing through classified ads for more systems that probably won't work for your business plans. You'll earn very little income doing it, but you'll feel like you've tried hard. You've just traded a lot o
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June 30, 2017
That graph represents my Amazon Associates earnings for this month. The gray is clicks, the green is commissions.On the left side, I had promoted a bunch of ebooks that were on sale for $1.99-ish. A lot of people clicked. A lot of people bought them. The payoff was small, but there were a good number of sales.In the middle of the graph, everything dropped because we went on vacation and I didn't worry about anything on the beach, so I stayed away from business.On the right side of the graph, I
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June 07, 2017
Teachability might be one of the most overlooked virtues in leadership and business today. When you stop learning, you stop growing, and when you stop growing, so do the ventures you're leading. In other words, your personal development is always in front of your business development. And one of the most significant ways we grow is by leaning on the support of others.I just got off the phone with a coaching client. We've just started working together. He's excited. He's got a lot going for him.
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June 01, 2017
As if! This sales pitch almost always comes with a picture of a button, and it's usually an obnoxious, animated gif. Here's the insinuation: All you have to do is push a button, and you'll make a bunch of money and get rich! It's that easy!Here's the problem with promises of a "push-button" system... if it were possible to push a button a get rich, everyone would have bought in, and everyone would be rich.This is similar to the "auto-pilot" promise except that you do have to lift a finger. Just
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May 31, 2017
If you've been on the internet long, you've seen this promise...$684.00 per day, all on autopilot!12,414 new Facebook fans, all on autopilot!The word autopilot is a signal that the product you're looking at is more hype than help.Let's talk about why...1. The appeal is, this won't be much work, but we know that anything worthwhile that really expands our influence or earns an actual income requires work! That's not to say we can't generate passive income, but even passive income requires us to
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May 25, 2017
If you're like me, your blog and your email list overlap somewhat, but they're still two pretty separate things. I offer my newsletter subscribers more and different content than my blog readers. The problem is, potential subscribers don't know what they're missing. And that's the beauty of an archive page, like this one:https://brandonacox.com/news/On that page, I have my subscription form, my latest campaign, and links to archives of previous campaigns. So after I've sent the campaign, I have
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May 22, 2017
Why is reaching all of your goals a problem? Because...The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. —Michelangelo BuonarottiI believe that all of us have an autopilot mode. On autopilot, we just stay the course. We do what seems to keep us alive, and little else. It's mediocre. It's adventureless. But it's safe.And then there is the mode in which we kick ourselves out of autopilot and stee
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May 16, 2017
The growth of email users and their frequency of use is incredible... The number of e-mail users worldwide is forecasted to rise to 2.9 billion users by 2019. (Source). The number of e-mail users in the US is projected to grow to 244.5 million by the end of 2017. That number is forecasted to grow to 254.7 million by 2020. (Source). Most people are email addicts. Nine out of ten (91%) of e-mail users check their email inbox at least once a day. Seven out of ten (72%) check it at least six times
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May 15, 2017
If you and I were to meet for coffee and I were to ask you this question...Based on your experience, what is one important trait I should develop in my life to be successful?How would you answer? Or how about...What is one skill you think every recent high school graduate needs to start developing today?You have answers to questions people are asking. You have especially good answers to the questions that strike at the heart of your own passions and interests.Now here's a harsh reality... you a
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