Archive for August, 2008

Learning How to Build a Business is a Valuable Skill

Written by Marc on August 31st, 2008 with no comments

One of the most useful skills that you can develop (in my opinion) is learning how to build a business.  The reason that I think this way is that it gives you the opportunity to both increase your financial well being as well as the ability to create money out of thin air.

Now I know that I could get a job if I wanted one, but in all fairness, working a job will never make me rich.  Even if I was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, you have to bear in mind that trading your time for money is not a very good deal.  Sure, I wouldn’t mind to make that kind of money, but in the …

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Outsourcing to an On-Demand Workforce

Written by Marc on August 7th, 2008 with 2 comments

One of the biggest things that I learned this year is that you need to outsource what you can so that you can get more work done.  This was very hard for me, as in some respects I am a bit of a perfectionist – I want to make sure that everything is done to my standards.

In that case, you would put your potential employees through a hiring process of sorts, and weed out the good from the bad.  This process can take some time, but what if you need to get something simple done quickly?

Post your job on Amazon Mechanical Turk.

If you haven’t heard of it before, it is a marketplace that …

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Back to Basics

Written by Marc on August 4th, 2008 with no comments

I have been really busy building other websites to expand my web empire, and I forgot one important thing:

I quit promoting this site.

Well, that was a big mistake as I have dropped from being number one for "business opportunities" to not ranking at all (I am talking about ranking on Google Canada).  I guess it was a little bit of an oversight since I guess I took my site rankings for granted as I had been there for years.

But the cost of my mistake is lost income every day.  Sure, this site didn’t make a fortune, but the couple hundred dollars that it brought in each month helped our finances out – and now …

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