Archives for July 2010

10 Mistakes You’ll Make When Starting a Business

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Are you thinking about starting a business? If you are, make sure you avoid these mistakes, or else your business is probably going to fail.

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1. Slow and steady doesn’t win the race

Most new businesses fail because they don’t have enough money. If you move slowly, it will take that much longer before you make your first buck. And even if you are already bringing in some cash, that’s not enough. You have to be profitable.

Time isn’t on your side, so do whatever you can to get your business out there and making money. I know, you probably don’t want to cut any corners, but the reality is you’ll have to cut a lot of corners to survive.  [click to continue…]

How to Rank on Page 1 of Google without Buying One Paid Link

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For the past nine years, I have spent the majority of my time as an SEO. Whether it was helping other companies or building my own sites, at one point in time, I ranked for some of the most lucrative keywords on Google.

Online poker,” “credit cards,” “online dating,” “Forex trading,” and “hotels” were just a few of the terms I ranked well for. And I wasn’t just on page 1 for these keywords. For some of them, I ranked within the top 3 results.

Unlike most SEOs, I didn’t spend years to do this. I was able to rank well on Google within a few months for many of the terms I mentioned above.
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Don’t Screw up Your Kids’ Future

dilan patel

Do you want your kids to be successful? Although there is no foolproof way to ensure that, it doesn’t mean you can’t increase the odds of them succeeding.

When I was growing up, my parents did a lot of things that helped spearhead me into success. These things weren’t done intentionally, but if you replicate them with your kids, I think you’ll be able to increase their odds of success as well.

Pick your friends wisely

My parents are big discriminators. No, not against a specific race. They hate dumb people. When I was growing up, they always encouraged me to hang out with the smart kids. They never allowed me to hang out with kids that just wanted to mess around because they felt that I would pick up bad habits from them.

By hanging out with people who were smarter than me, I had to push myself to do well in school. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be in the same classes that my friends were in. And as you well know, the last thing a young kid wants is to be a loner.  [click to continue…]