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4 unconventional business insights from seanwes conference 2017

Last week, I attended the seanwes conference in Austin, TX. It’s been a few days, and I’ve finally finished compiling and editing my notes. Today, I want to share a few insights from the event that I plan to implement in my business, and some that simply gave me a good ponder; my hope is they’ll be useful for you as well. But first: If you’re not familiar: seanwes conference is...

A Game of Lists…

Today kicks off the official unofficial US national holiday: List-building Week. Every year, bloggers, podcasters, and digital content creators across the world converge on the internet for one week to see who can build the biggest list of email subscribers. Thousands will enter, only one will reign victorious. To commence the week, and commemorate the list-building challenge about to...

Where Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Spend Their Energy

When people sign up for my email newsletter, the first email they get is an inquiry: What is the BIGGEST pain / problem / or struggle you’re dealing with right now in your business? I typically get dozens of responses a week, and I do my best to answer each one. Over time, when I notice a similar questions being asked, I like to write a blog about it to help more people (and point new...

Why You Should Track Your Time To Improve Personal and Business Productivity

A few months back, I surveyed my audience to figure out their biggest challenge. The survey choices included: not enough time not enough money not enough connections I don’t know how to sell more of X I don’t know what to prioritize all of the above other As I examined the results, I found the most interesting thing below the surface… What I mean is this: If you look at the...

I want to help you make your first (or next) 6-figures in 2017. Here's how…

Do you want to make your first (or next) 6-figures in 2017? If you do, keep reading. Since 2012, I’ve helped launch over 39 projects (41 if you include re-launching certain projects). 8 of these projects broke $100,000 within 60 days of launch. 3 of these projects broke $250,000 in less than 30 days. I am using the word “project” because we’ve launched a lot of different...

How to Make a Living Writing

Is it possible to make a living writing? If you  had asked me that 3 years ago, I would have said “hell no.” “There’s too much competition, I’m not a good enough writer, I don’t have an “in” in that artsy-fartsy whatever club…” “Maybe you can…but not me.” – (Young, naive Tom’s internal monologue) Luckily...

The OPA Method: How to sell your product or service even if you are starting from scratch and have no audience

I’ve been doing this “online stuff” for the last few years. (full time since I left the Army at the end of 2013) In that time, I’ve tested a LOT of things. Some worked: I’ve written and published my own books Launched my own infoproducts Published other peoples books Created and sold my own ecourse Consulted on and launched 30 books and other products / services in...

The 4 Step Process to Set Priorities in Your Business

Are you struggling with what to prioritize in your business (or life)? You’re not alone. I recently surveyed my newsletter of 10,000 readers. One of the questions I asked was: what best describes your biggest challenge right now? Here’s what came back: “All of the above” aside, “I don’t know what to prioritize” topped the list of “biggest...

The Complete Guide to Amazon Kindle SEO for Self-Publishers

  In the following article, I’m going to show you how to (ethically) manipulate Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program to rank higher and sell more books. But before we get to the meat and potatoes of this article… Warning and Preface George Washington* once said: “with great power comes great responsibility.” As you read through this “Tom Morkes...

Focus, Growth, and $100k (2015 Year in Review)

Last year, I did my first ever year in review. That was a really fun, albeit time-consuming essay to write… And this year’s year in review (or After Action Review, as I like to refer to it) was no different. 2015 was a jam packed year and 2016 is off to a crazy start, so this essay took me many hours to write. My hope is that you can learn from my successes and my failures. But before...

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