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So What Are Blogs For?

Posted on January 21, 2010

When blogs first came out, no one really knew what they were for. They were supposed to be diaries, but diaries are meant to be private so why put them... Continue Reading

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What Did You Call Me?

Posted on December 14, 2009

The French call people who use the Internet "Internautes." I like that. It makes us sound like explorers seeking out new life and new civilizations in cyberspace. When I open... Continue Reading

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It's Not What You Know, It's What You Do

Posted on November 4, 2009

I offer a lot of different products. Some of those products I create myself. Others have been created by people I know. All of them, I firmly believe, can bring... Continue Reading

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Prepare your Product Launches with Social Media

Posted on October 2, 2009

I've had a ton of different business ideas. At the time I dreamt them up, they all looked like winners. It didn't always pan out that way. There have been... Continue Reading

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It's Easy To Start A Revolution

Posted on September 23, 2009

Big changes don't usually happen overnight. There are usually a few quiet moves first -- little tweaks and adjustments that no one really notices. And then suddenly, one more little... Continue Reading

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The Power Of Twitter Keywords

Posted on September 3, 2009

Twitter looks so easy, doesn't it? You don't have to plan and research like you do when you're writing a blog post. You can write whatever's on your mind and... Continue Reading

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Creating Multiple Revenue Streams

Posted on August 12, 2009

Whatever your biggest motivation for starting your business, you want to make your life easier. You want to make it wealthier, happier, freer, more comfortable... but also easier to manage... Continue Reading

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How Many Dimensions Do You Have?

Posted on August 5, 2009

Twitter divides people into two camps. To those who use it, it's a whole new Internet. There's the Web of pages and content, and there's the Twitter of people and... Continue Reading

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Love What You Do

Posted on July 23, 2009

People create Internet businesses for all sorts of reasons. Some of them are looking to give up their J.O.B.s. Some dream of being of being their own boss. And others... Continue Reading

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Building Success One Step at a Time

Posted on July 13, 2009

I love meeting new Internet entrepreneurs. I love seeing the sparkle in their eyes, the passion for their new businesses and their drive to succeed. I think it's great that... Continue Reading

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Users Don't All Want The Same Thing

Posted on July 7, 2009

What do users really want? It's a question that publishers ask themselves all the time. We look at the comments our articles receive. We review our stats. We check the... Continue Reading

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The Right Way To Use Twitter

Posted on June 7, 2009

There's a rumor going around. It's growing. It's dangerous. And I think I may have encouraged it. People are starting to believe that Twitter is a sales tool. They see... Continue Reading

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Past Failures are Fast Failures

Posted on June 2, 2009

When I was working on Click Here to Order, I had a problem. How could I describe all of the accomplishments achieved by the people I was interviewing? Although each... Continue Reading

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Get Lucky, Get An Office

Posted on May 4, 2009

I consider myself very fortunate. I have a beautiful home with a beautiful view of the Rockies in a beautiful part of the country. I also have a great office... Continue Reading

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How Much Should You Invest In Your Internet Business?

Posted on April 27, 2009

There's about a million and one reasons why I love Internet marketing. It pays, of course, and that has to be important. It's fun too. I'm having a ball doing... Continue Reading

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What Will Social Media Cost You?

Posted on March 29, 2009

I remember when Guerrilla Marketing came out. I was so excited. Here were a bunch of different methods to run powerful marketing campaigns without spending a dime. It was revolutionary... Continue Reading

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It's All About You

Posted on March 24, 2009

When I went to my first Internet marketing conference I had a huge surprise. It wasn't the amount of information that I picked up sitting in the audience. And it... Continue Reading

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Your Work as a Publisher

Posted on March 17, 2009

I've seen some really clever things done with ads on the Web. I've seen some pretty dumb things too, like whack-a-mole banners and flashing skyscrapers that make you want to... Continue Reading

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The Rules for Giving Away Freebies

Posted on March 7, 2009

I love giving things away. I know, I'm supposed to be a marketer. I'm supposed to know how to get the full value for everything I supply. But every year... Continue Reading

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Readers' Mistakes Are Always Right

Posted on February 27, 2009

I can't tell you how many times I've done it. I reach a website, enjoy the content, then head for the search box to look for more. I type in... Continue Reading

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Juggling Multiple Projects

Posted on February 17, 2009

I wish I hadn't done it. And I wish I could tell you all the things that I wish I hadn't done but there are too many incidents to remember... Continue Reading

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What Can't You Do?

Posted on February 14, 2009

I get asked for joint ventures all the time. A day doesn't go by without some message landing in my mailbox from someone saying they've got a killer product and... Continue Reading

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Do What You Love, Not A J.O.B.

Posted on February 11, 2009

There are lots of great things to say about being an Internet entrepreneur. You get to be your own boss, setting your own hours and working from home if you... Continue Reading

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Should You Share Revenues With Writers?

Posted on February 6, 2009

Online publishers wear all sort of different hats. They have to be marketers and managers. They have to be programmers and designers. They have to be buyers and sellers. And... Continue Reading

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What The Gurus Taught Me

Posted on January 31, 2009

There are all sorts of reason I love my work. I get to be my own boss. I work with some fantastic people. I get nice checks from Google and... Continue Reading

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Time to Fail

Posted on January 29, 2009

Here's a confession... Not every idea I've had has been golden. In fact, I can say that many of the business ideas I've tried have managed to bring me... well... Continue Reading

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How Successful Is Your Website?

Posted on January 23, 2009

It shouldn't be a difficult question. If you want to know whether your site is a success, you don't have to look further than the last line in your AdSense... Continue Reading

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Building an Internet Business in a Recession

Posted on January 19, 2009

There are a lot of worried people out there. You might even be one of them. People are losing their jobs, seeing their wages cut, watching their revenue charts change... Continue Reading

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Get The IRS To Pay YOU Taxes!

Posted on January 14, 2009

I'm sure you've heard all the reasons for working for yourself. You can set your own schedule. You can be your own boss. You won't have to commute. You can... Continue Reading

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How Video Can Make Your Life Easier -- And Wealthier

Posted on January 11, 2009

You've probably noticed that I'm a big fan of video content. I don't think text is going to disappear from the Web completely but I do think we're going to... Continue Reading

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And The Real Secret Of Success Is...

Posted on December 22, 2008

I love meeting people who are just starting out as Internet entrepreneurs. I love their enthusiasm, I get a thrill out of hearing their plans for the future, and I... Continue Reading

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Creating Advertising Platforms on Your Website

Posted on December 16, 2008

I believe that anyone can make money as an online publisher. I've always believed that and I've seen enough people set up websites and generate income to keep believing it... Continue Reading

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What Do You Need To Know?

Posted on December 9, 2008

"Focus on what's meaningful, not what's measurable." I wish I'd said that. It wasn't me though. It was Warren Buffet, a man much smarter -- and a great deal wealthier... Continue Reading

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Mixing Up Your Content To Keep Your Traffic Flowing

Posted on December 7, 2008

There are two ways to write a blog. The first is to sit at the computer and type up the first thing that comes into your head. If you have... Continue Reading

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Keeping It Positive

Posted on November 24, 2008

If you've got nothing nice to say, say nothing. It's a great rule to follow when you're offline. Online though, saying nothing just isn't an option. As an online publisher... Continue Reading

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Your Site Will Cost You...

Posted on November 20, 2008

Online publishing is a business. Like any business it requires work. It requires paying taxes. And it requires investments of cash to keep going. That last hurdle is the one... Continue Reading

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Your Life In 140 Characters

Posted on November 15, 2008

What would you say if I told you that you can boost your profits by typing just 140 characters? (That's about the length of this paragraph.) If you're smart, you... Continue Reading

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Do The Design Thing

Posted on November 13, 2008

There are times when I really don't like surfing the Web. I'll toss a search phrase into Google, get a list of results that look interesting and when I click... Continue Reading

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Preparing for the Future

Posted on November 10, 2008

Every Internet business -- every business of any sort in fact -- starts in the same place. In the future. Most entrepreneurs think first of how they want their business... Continue Reading

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What Are You Doing Tomorrow?

Posted on November 6, 2008

No, this isn't another invitation to a webinar. (There will be another of those along soon, don't worry.) And it's not about another live video release. (There will be another... Continue Reading

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The One Thing More Valuable Than Your Business

Posted on November 3, 2008

There's a huge amount to learn when you set up an online business. You have to know how to build a website, how to bring in traffic, and how to... Continue Reading

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How to Outsource for Success

Posted on October 30, 2008

It took me a while to figure it out. It took me a little longer to accept it. (My wife, by the way, was way ahead of me on this... Continue Reading

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Who Will You Talk To Today?

Posted on October 27, 2008

Stuck for a blog post? Fed up writing how-tos and list posts? Want to write a piece of content that will not only be original, unique and genuinely interesting but... Continue Reading

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So What Do You Know?

Posted on October 20, 2008

There's a reason that online publishing is profitable. It's a fantastic reason and it's one of the things that makes earning income as an online entrepreneur so enjoyable. People want... Continue Reading

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The Web's Most Powerful Form Of Marketing

Posted on October 13, 2008

Become an Internet publisher, and you'll need to learn a whole bunch of new marketing skills. You'll have to unwrap the mysteries of search engine optimization, figure out how to... Continue Reading

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Do You Wince When You Read Your Posts?

Posted on October 6, 2008

I've written a lot of content since I became an online publisher. I'd like to think that I've got better and better as the years have gone by but sometimes... Continue Reading

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Rounding Off Your Posts to Get Free Content

Posted on October 2, 2008

There are two reasons that people will visit your website. They'll visit to read great content. And they'll visit to feel part of a community. There's one way in which... Continue Reading

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The Price -- And Value -- Of Being Controversial

Posted on September 27, 2008

Recently, I wrote a post laying out what I think of multi-level marketing (MLM). I thought long and hard before I wrote that post. I knew that there would be... Continue Reading

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Here's What to Do If You're Stuck for Something to Say

Posted on September 12, 2008

I've got no idea how many blog posts, articles and pages of content I've written for the Internet. I've been doing it for years, so if you're wondering if there... Continue Reading

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Saved $230 at Book Expo

Posted on May 30, 2008

I decided to bring my son with me to the Book Expo in Los Angeles. I knew that I had a pass to get in, but I was told that... Continue Reading

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First Class Breakfast

Posted on May 26, 2008

I boarded my flight from Dallas to return to Denver yesterday morning, hungry and certain that my first class seat would get me some sort of meal. As I boarded... Continue Reading

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It Never Hurts to Ask

Posted on May 25, 2008

There are people who get things in life and there are those who don't, What's the difference? I find that those who get things and make more things happen are... Continue Reading

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Joel Comm is an Internet entrepreneur who has been online for over 20 years. In 1995, Joel launched WorldVillage.com, a family-friendly portal to the web which enjoys thousands of visitors each day. Joel is the co-creator of ClassicGames.com, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and now goes by the name Yahoo! Games. Since then, Joel's company, InfoMedia, Inc., has launched dozens of web sites which offer online shopping, free stuff, website reviews and more. Joel is the author of many popular books, including the NY Times Best-Seller, The AdSense Code. He regularly makes appearances at Internet marketing conferences and seminars.
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