Lesson’s I’ve Learned

(This article is a guest post by my brother Gene.  Gene has been working with me behind the scenes and on his own internet business for over a year now)

Failure.

That is a word that most people dread.  Everyone wants to be a success.  We want to be liked and admired.

But that dreaded “F” word always pops up. Failure.  This experience is strong enough to make you want to quit and start a new life.

Having an internet business is no different. [click to continue…]

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Power of FocusI’ve always believed that building an Internet business is like sipping from a fire hose.  It’s almost impossible to learn just a little.  Because of information overload it’s really hard to know *who* is right about the secrets to online success.

One thing that pisses me off is the idea of the Underachiever Internet Marketer.  He’s that guy (or gal) who makes lot of money from dozens of niches.  What annoys me is many folks believe you can find success by juggling different markets and projects.

I know some people make money doing this.  But also some people make a living as a quarterback of a NFL team.  It takes a very special skill set to manage lots of websites.  Frankly, I think this is a bad strategy for anyone who is getting started online.

I believe in a simple philosophy.  Focus on one niche at a time.  When I say focus, I mean be prepared to spend 2 to 3 YEARS in this market.  Only then, will you be able to build a solid, profitable Internet business.

There’s another reason why I recommend focusing on a single niche.  It’s the best way to provide real value to an audience.  Juggling multiple markets turns you into the proverbial jack-of-all-trades.  You’ll know a little bit about a lot of things.

As an Internet entrepreneur, people come to you seeking top-notch information.  It’s up to YOU to be that person who provides it.

To illustrate this point, take a look at this diagram: [click to continue…]

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The fun has to end sometime.  I had a great two weeks traveling through Belize.   But now it’s time to buckle down and get some work done.

What’s interesting about this experience is it was the first time I’ve traveled without my laptop.  Plus I made the conscious choice to NOT use the Internet for anything besides booking hotels/activities. [click to continue…]

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It’s been quite the interesting week.  First my website gets hacked and infected with a nasty bit of malware.  Then my computer becomes a victim of said virus.  Finally Google did another of its infamous dances which has many people screaming bloody murder.

Yup.  Another fun-filled week as an Internet marketer. [click to continue…]

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…For one day

I hope you’ll excuse my little trickery with the headline.  I wrote it to get your attention and talk about an important change on this site.

Today marks one whole year of a blogging streak.  February 15th, 2010 was the last time I missed a day of posting.  I don’t know how I managed to maintain this streak.  Especially since I lived out of a backpack for seven months.

Tomorrow marks another special occasion.  I’ll wake up, log into my computer, and for the first time in a year, I won’t read the responses to my latest post.

That’s because there won’t BE a post!

Yup, I’ve decided to take a day off. [click to continue…]

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I’m writing this after a 10+ hour hike through the Jungfrau mountain region in Switzerland.  This was a pretty grueling experience that stretched the limits of my endurance.  But it also helped me realize that there were many principles you can apply to an online business… some of them good, some of them bad.  So with that in mind, I’d like to discuss eleven lessons I learned today: [click to continue…]

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Steve Scott’s Day Off

August 23, 2010

So why should you care about all this? To answer that, I’ll respond with my own question. What do all of these activities have in common? If you noticed, none of them have to do with working OR traveling. They were all activities I find relaxing and enjoyable…part of my own personal ‘day off.’

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35 Lessons on My 35th Birthday

June 28, 2010

But I feel I can give a number of lessons I’ve learned during this time.

Some of them have to do with personal development. Others deal with things I discovered during my Internet marketing education. And a few come from deeply painful personal experiences.

And in honor of my own birthday, we might as well make it 35 lessons…

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Expect the Unexpected, and DEAL with It

June 12, 2010

If you say the words “Forrest Gump” to anyone you know, there’s a good chance they’ll respond with, “Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates … you never know what you’re gonna get.”

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8 Disadvantages of Having an Online Business

June 5, 2010

If you run your own online business – or any sort of business, for that matter – you’re probably nodding your head in agreement, and if you’re considering taking the plunge and working for yourself, these tips might help you realize a few things that you didn’t think of until today.

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5 Steps to Set (and Achieve) ANY Goal You Desire

May 10, 2010

Think of the list as a quick “go-to guide” to use as a reference as you work on writing out your goals. If you’re ready for more descriptive, in-depth information then you should check out my free report Life Plan Mastery (which is available on the top right portion of this page.)

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Yay… It’s My 100th Post!

April 21, 2010

Today, I’ve reached a mini-milestone. This is the 100th post of the Steve Scott Site. So to recognize the occasion, I want to go over a few things I’ve learned since I started this blog in January.

First, let’s cover…

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