Last updated on April 18th, 2019. Posted in Business Tools & Services.
If you're a business owner, self-marketer, or creative-type who wants complete autonomy—to be able to build, maintain, and control your website yourself, then you're in the right spot! Here's a helpful list of resources, tools, and recommendations to help you go further with your online projects and ventures. As I discover new resources, I'll continue to add them here, so be sure to bookmark this page, and check back often! (more…)
Do you know about the ebook I released recently?
It's called Online Business Building Blocks. And the timing couldn't be better.
In these challenging and uncertain times...
...to me at least...a lot of things have been thrown into question.
In an email I sent out earlier this week, I talked about how this worldwide crisis is really pushing us forward into the future -- motivating us to use the internet for what it was intended for.
No, not cat memes!
It's Mayberry, but online (if you'll recall from that earlier email)
I delve further into this in your Online Business Building Blocks ebook, but here's the gist: You (yes, YOU!) are connected to a global peer-to-peer network. Here, you can connect with likeminded people and they can connect to you.
It sounds almost trite though, doesn't it?
That's because we take it for granted. At least maybe up until recently. These days, the internet is our lifeline...to family, friends, and to the things we care about most.
But there's more...
Leveraging this peer-to-peer network, you can build a small business around work you enjoy...and people who care can connect to you.
In fact, that's EXACTLY what I'm doing with you here...right now...in this very email!
It's GREAT to connect with you!
But let me tell you what happened...
A while back, a lot of my students started asking, "Geoff, you've helped me build my website, and it's great...but now what? How do I attract customers online? How do I know what they'll want? How can I use all this to replace my income?"
This all came to a head late last year when one of my students asked me directly, "Geoff, show me behind the Ten Ton curtain. Show me the inner workings of your online business. How do you do what you do? ...And how can I replicate that for myself?"
I realized that while getting your website online is crazy-important...that really, it's just one piece of a MUCH bigger puzzle.
And so, I decided to throw back the curtain and show what goes on inside Ten Ton...how I arrived at what I do...and specifically, HOW I do it.
But this was a real challenge...
...because I had to communicate it in a simple, clear way...and in a format that allowed you to put things together in a way that worked for you...
...just like...Building Blocks!
Of course, your Online Business Building Blocks ebook.
The entire purpose of this book is to declutter and simplify all the various components of running a successful online business. And further, to provide recommendations to powerful tools, resources, and services to help you with your website, marketing campaigns, and more.
You might be thinking, "If this is such great information, why not just give it all away for free?"
In other words, with the world in the state that it's in...with everything in such a mess...why not give it away and help as many people as possible?
That's a great question. Because yeah, Online Business Building Blocks does have a price tag (but I think you'll be surprised at how low it is).
Later this week, I'll tell you exactly why this detailed information can't be given away for free...but why it can be given away for such low cost.
I'll talk to you then.
Here's the first thought I had when I woke up this morning...
"What day is it today?"
Second thought... (more…)
Last updated on March 29th, 2020. Posted in Mindset.
There's a lot of uncertainty out there...
People's jobs...businesses...livelihoods...Everything's up in the air.
Sure makes you re-prioritize what's important and what isn't, huh?
But...maybe there's a silver lining... (more…)
Business is tricky because there are a lot of ways to mess up and only a few ways to get it right. Here, you'll get the details on a very common business blunder...and how to avoid it yourself! (more…)
If you're asking yourself, "Should I do what I love or what makes money?" then you're definitely in the right spot. Here, we're going to completely deconstruct these seemingly polar opposites of doing what you love versus making money. Stick with me all the way through to get the most out this for yourself. (more…)
Using Photoshop for your small business can help you make your product photos and website look great. But do you about know all the different ways you can use Photoshop in your business? In this article, we'll explore the variety of ways to best make use of Adobe's flagship image editor. Grab a coffee and let's jump in! (more…)
Last updated on November 18th, 2019. Posted in Web Design For Business.
The importance of SEO for small business shouldn't be dismissed. As a small business owner, creator, or self-marketer, I'm sure you've heard about the importance of SEO. But it seems like somewhat of a mystical art, doesn't it? After all, how come some websites consistently appear at the top of search engine rankings while others don't? And how can you get your website to start showing up in Google and other search engines, too? In this post, I'd like to give you a run-down on the basics of SEO for small business websites, and show how you can leverage it to get your business to start showing up in the search engines. Let's dive in! (more…)
Find out about the importance of SEO for your small businesses. That's exactly what we're going to get into in this video. And stick with me because not only will you get SEO completely demystified and find out why it's so important for your small business, but you'll also get the next steps that you can take to put it all to use for yourself. Let's get started! (more…)
Last updated on November 16th, 2019. Posted in HTML & CSS.
HTML elements versus attributes -- it's very common to mix up these two components of HTML. But, it's important to have a clear understanding of exactly what they are and their differences. A clear definition of HTML elements and attributes not only makes things much easier if you're speaking with others, but it also helps keep everything straight in your head. And the good news is, none of this is very difficult. Let's take a look! (more…)
Last updated on November 15th, 2019. Posted in Web Design For Business.
Should all small businesses have websites? That's a great question...and that's exactly what this video's all about. And towards the end, I'll have a great big pro-tip that you can put to use right away for your small business, so be sure to stick around for that. (more…)