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We Put 200 Students through a Survivor-Style Bootcamp (And 124 Made It Through)

No less than 700 wanted to get in. After a stringent screening process, only 200 went through the doors. Every two weeks, those who didn’t deliver had to leave. It was a test of commitment, determination, and drive. But only the most steadfast could stay. When the dust settled, 124 were left standing. They survived. They won. It sounds like something straight out of a reality TV show. But, no, it wasn’t Survivor or The …

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The Nightmare of Business… and the Dream of What It Could Be

Your eyes open with a start. Drenched in cold sweat, you shudder, as you try to piece together the images swirling through your mind. They’re hazy, taunting you with the threat of vanishing forever. But slowly, they coalesce. You know this feeling. You were having a nightmare. Your mind frantically examines the fragments as they reassemble, looking for clues. Did something really happen? Or was it all just a horrifying dream? As it all comes …

On the Magic of Connection, Searching Our Souls, and the Humbling Devastation of Losing Your Way

Sometimes the hardest things are surprisingly simple. Not easy, but simple. We set goals, and we strive to achieve them. We work, we reach, and we stretch in the direction we’re trying to grow. Sometimes, we find greater success than we ever expected. Sometimes the goal posts move and, without realizing what happened, we just keep on chasing. And sometimes we find that, in pursuit of those goals, we’ve veered off-course, to a very different …

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How We Generated Over 750,000 YouTube Views (With Only 16 Videos)

If you’re reading this blog post, you can probably relate to how I felt when I launched one of my first online businesses. I was excited, optimistic, and scared all at the same time. The business we started was BootstrapBay, a marketplace for Bootstrap themes and templates (i.e., web design templates). As the initial wave of excitement wore off, we needed to figure out the answer to that one key question… “How are we going …

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4 Ways to Become a Leader in Your Business and in the Industry

What would it mean for you to be a recognized expert in your industry? To have influence, not just on your team and customers but also on your competitors and other players in your industry? To break down barriers and pave new paths? That’s what it means when you become a leader in your industry. And to become a better leader in the industry, you first need to lead from within your business. Having a …

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Crowdfunding Promotion: How To Capitalize On Social Media

Is your new business more like a money pit than a money printing machine? Perhaps you have a great business idea, a slick logo, a catchy name, and—as far as you know—a winning strategy. Maybe you’ve got your advertising campaign, operations, and even supply chains and logistics figured out. But you’re short on capital and haven’t a clue as to how to get started. Finding enough capital and investment to start up a business can …

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Email Marketing Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Email marketing is enjoying a resurgence. With a lot of focus on SEO and social media, the humble email was in danger of being overlooked as a major marketing tool, but now marketers are realizing the significance of this medium. There are 4 billion—yes, 4 billion—email accounts around the world, and counting. It’s little wonder marketers and businesses are looking at ways to utilize the potential of email. There are pitfalls like bounces, problems with …

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Facebook Live: Molly Mahoney on How to Build Your Audience and Sell Your Online Courses

  “How will I sell my online course when I don’t have a mailing list?” This is one of the most common questions we get from aspiring and new online course creators alike. Even those who have an audience and mailing list eventually find themselves having to reach new prospects. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new and effective ways to help you, dear reader, to get more exposure and build your audience. …

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Want Your Audience to Love You Forever (and Open their Wallets)? Connect with them Emotionally

Consider these four stories: A young woman buys the only pair of boots that will go with the new dress she plans on wearing to the club on Friday night. The boots are two sizes too small and painful to wear. But, damn, they look good. An angry man sends a letter bomb to the wrong address. When it’s returned to him, he opens it. In a competitive seller’s market, a married couple, who are expecting …