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6 Ways to Build Trust and Community on Your Blog

by Jonathan 07.29.2014
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As a blogger, how do you build trust with your audience? Is it even all that important to do so? In the great book 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni talks about the need of the leader to demonstrate vulnerability first in order to build trust. He says: “The most important action that a [...]

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The 9 Step Plan from Day Job to Dream Job with Kary Oberbrunner

by Jonathan 07.23.2014
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Is it possible to make the leap from your day job to your dream job? Is there a clearly defined plan you can follow to do so? I wanted to seek out these answers in a recent interview with Kary Oberbrunner. Kary left his day job to pursue his dream job — Igniting Souls. Through his [...]

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How to Turn Your Blog into a Great Book Concept with Chad Allen [Podcast]

by Jonathan 07.17.2014
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How do I take my blog and turn it into a great book concept? I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Chad Allen and ask that very question. Chad is the Editorial Director for Baker Books and has personally worked with hundreds of authors over the past 15 years. He has the keen [...]

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How Do You Narrow Down Your Many Passions to Just One?

by Jonathan 07.15.2014
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Many of us would classify ourselves as multi-passionate.  I know I have certainly struggled in the past with the following questions: Which of my many passions is the best choice for starting a blog? Out of all my passions which one resonates best with others? What if the passion I want to blog about has [...]

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The One Question You Have to Get Right to Build a Tribe

by Jonathan 07.08.2014
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There’s talk all over the web about building a tribe. What exactly is a tribe to begin with? As Jeff Goins defines it a tribe is “a unique group of fans, friends and followers who resonate with your worldview.” I believe that is the essence of what a tribe is all about. There are really 5 shared principles [...]

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If You’re Not Passionate About Your Message, Don’t Start a Blog

by Jonathan 07.01.2014
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I received an email from a reader recently asking for my opinion. According to their words, they had narrowed down their blog topic to two “profitable” niches and couldn’t decide which one would earn them the most money. They wanted me to decide for them (Oh, and I got their permission to share my advice [...]

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How to Monetize Any Podcast with John Lee Dumas

by Jonathan 06.26.2014
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Is it really possible to have a sustainable business model with a podcast? Do advertisers and sponsors see the value in podcasting? I recently had the opportunity to connect with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire. Even if you are only an occasional listener of podcasts, you have probably heard of him. John’s Entrepreneur [...]

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4 Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas on Any Topic

by Jonathan 06.24.2014
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Have any of these questions crossed your mind: “I haven’t published a blog post in awhile, but I just don’t know what to write about.” “I don’t feel inspired to write.” “I’m not good with coming up with ideas on things to write about.” We have all faced the blinking cursor syndrome. The only way [...]

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Smart Tips for Starting an Online Business [Podcast]

by Jonathan 06.19.2014

When I started blogging, I looked high and low for business advice for online businesses. Didn’t find much. I stumbled along the way. Doing what ever made sense at the time. I was not prepared or ready for my business to grow. Once it began to grow, I felt like I was using duct tape [...]

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