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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A message from our CEO.

In times like these, we all need to take a step back and evaluate what is important to us. For some, it’s business, for others, family, for few, it’s our legacy – what we will leave behind, as well as be remembered for. As I sit here writing this, my mother is in the hospital, and cannot have visitors, because the hospital cannot risk allowing the virus into its doors. What an eye-opener – being turned away from visiting someone you love. When I created Smartr, the entire purpose of…

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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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Why Comfort will Kill You!

woman on bed

Comfort here is not the feeling of sleeping on a nice bed, or lounging in an expensive couch. The comfort we are discussing here is the tendency to drop the ball when you feel like things are going your way. It’s a destructive lethargy, and horrible complacency. To dissect this further, let’s compare the actions of uncomfortable people versus those who get too comfortable. Uncomfortable people do uncomfortable things. They wake up at outrageous hours of the morning to head to work, and work around the clock. People, who are…

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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 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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STICKING TO THE PLAN

Proper prior planning prevents poor performance (6Ps). When starting a business, it is quite apparent that there is a plan, but how often do you get distractions prompting you to change the policy? Some disturbances go further, prompting you to abandon the business or switch to another. You might be tempted to give in to the distractions if the company is not as profitable as you thought it would be. Other challenges may make tides in your business rage higher, and this is when you need to be bolder and…

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Can I really make money with MistPlay?

Sure… it pays, but let me tell you a little about how ads work, so you understand how time you lose to make money from these platforms. When I pay for an ad, I am paying for someone to click or engage with my ad. Well, it can take dozens of people scrolling by before anyone ever clicks an ad. When they do, an impression or engagement is tripped. Depending on your ad spend and settings, you could end up paying, let’s say, .30 cents for someone to watch the…

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