How to thrive during quarantine.

Yes, for some, being stuck at home sucks. But we should also keep in mind, working from home is the lifelong goal of many. Tons of people have been yearning for the opportunity to break free from the monotony of the office life and start a business of their own… well, now you have a chance. So, instead of thinking about everything you could possibly miss out on during this crisis, you should think of the money you will be missing out on by not taking action NOW. Because, I…

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Stuck at home? Get your side hustle on.

I never knew getting toilet paper would be such a difficult task. After visiting 6 stores, I was losing my motivation, but that doesn’t stop an entrepreneur, right? In fact, once I felt that sudden urge of discouragement, it was followed by an immediate surge of energy and determination. I am going to find some paper for our family to wipe their butts, no matter what I have to do. As I walked into the 7th store with my new feelings of success, I found toilet paper. Suddenly, I am…

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Why You Will Never Be Rich

Many years ago, I had a beautiful Ford Mustang. It was my dream car at the time… a GT model, stocked with a 4.6L V8. Of course, being your typical car nut, I gutted it, rebuilding everything I could to give the car more horsepower, torque, and a more menacing growl. My buddies and I worked on this car in the evenings. It allowed us to drink some beers, shoot the shit, and stare at the car more than anything. We would periodically change a part, or get caught up…

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Skills You Should Learn to Stay in Competition

Are you a digital marketer or in field of digital marketing? You know things keep changing every day in the digital marketing arena. Do you fear that your skills will become outdated in upcoming years? Well, you have the chance to change that and upgrade your knowledge and skill base. Here are seven digital marketing skills you should master. Otherwise, you could get left behind by the competition. Media Buying Media buying is not just about Facebook, Google, or Bing ads these days. It’s about the purchase of ad placement…

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Why do so many people fail at affiliate marketing?

They are just trying to make money. They are selling the same thing every other person just trying to make money is selling. They don’t know how dangerous their affiliate links look on their YouTube video that has 4 views. They aren’t trying to deliver value to people as much as they are just trying to make a sale. They are not a sales professional. They are not a leader. Not only do they not have the ambition to follow through after they try getting rich quick, people can sense…

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Patience in Entrepreneurship

Everything in life takes time, and entrepreneurship is no exception. You will dedicate your time, resources, attention, money you don’t have, and life in general. It outputs the effort input directly. Does this mean that one simply walks home with the benefits of a day’s work? Yes, but not for a newbie in entrepreneurship. You will need to put in resource after resource, avail time after time, effort after effort. It all takes a patient entrepreneur to realize the good of any viable business idea. Having a mindset of desiring…

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How can I earn $100 by using apps?

This is exactly why we created Smartr Marketing… we saw the need for income-generating apps to hit the marketplace. So we obliged. The truth is, in order to make money at anything, a transaction needs to take place, a sale needs to be made, and an exchange of value needs to happen with both parties involved. Unfortunately, it is difficult for people to understand that concept… so, they want to make money from home, but they don’t want to talk to people. Well, if you get rid of the label…

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How to Brand

Imagine Apple built a hotel. Can you picture what it will be like? Can you picture the kind of people that you might see there? You probably can! Now Apple is not into the hotel business, but you do have an idea of what a hotel from Apple would be like? This is the power of the brand. Branding is, creating a persona of your company that is recognizable. Branding differentiates your product or service from your competitor’s, not on the features or the price, but on a story you…

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How do I overcome my resistance to change?

Life is full of ups, downs, and stagnation. And even though it may suck on a down, it is only happening because we still have something to learn. Once we learn the needed lessons, we start going back up. The further up we go, the better it feels. Ultimately, it can end up feeling so good that we decide we don’t want to go further than where we are right now. After all, we fought for where we are right now. It took hard work and effort to get where…

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Over 95% of Shopify businesses fail.

Is it surprising? It may be to some, but not to me. I walked into the local pizza place the other day to pick up our pies, and the team behind the counter had 6 different tablets and screens in front of them. When I asked why so many, the manager told me, “Well, this is our POS, this is for GrubHub, this one is for Favor, this one is for….” She named off a few delivery models I had never even heard of before. I was stunned! As a…

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