After 10 years of being an entrepreneur, you probably think that I have everything figured out, right? Sadly I don’t! Don’t get me wrong, to a large extent I know what I am doing, but just like my first day as an entrepreneur I am still making mistakes.
The mistakes aren’t the same rookies ones I have made before, but instead they are usually bigger mistakes. Here are some of the mistakes I have made over the last few years that you should avoid:
Business mistake #1: Don’t get too
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June 27, 2011 – 7:10 pm by Sarah Beeskow
An earthquake of a different sort hit California this week when Governor Jerry Brown and the state’s Democratic lawmakers struck a budget deal that included passage of its “Amazon tax.” Despite warnings from Amazon.com, Overstock.com, and other affiliate networks, plus direct appeals from affiliates desperate to protect their livelihood, California appears headed down the same path as New York, Colorado, and Illinois,
To get around a “1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that sellers can’t be forced to collect sales taxes unless they have a physical presence in the state,” the California law Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ReveNewsOnlineRevenueBlogs/~3/fey1qYLEffU/
Last week, ICANN, the regulatory body for Internet names, announced a massive of expansion of gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) from the current 22 to a virtually unlimited range of possibilities. No longer bound by such familiar extensions as .com, .gov, .net, and .org, the new gTLDs can include virtually any name imaginable – a product, a city, a company, a person, whatever.
In its announcement, ICANN said, “We have provided a platform for the next generation of creativity and inspiration.” Below the surface, however, there may be more practical reasons for
Google probed by FTC in antitrust suit
This could be what Google’s competitors have been waiting for.
The Wall Street Journal reported June 24 that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an antitrust suit against the search giant. Unlike past federal probes, which were largely concerned with Google’s acquisitions, this investigation will likely focus on the company’s search advertising business.
The subpoena from the FTC was served following anti-competition complaints from companies like Expedia, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Microsoft, which recently filed an antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission.
The bizarre attempt by the New York Post to boost iPad app sales both entertained and surprised me. It seems that someone at the Post believes it’s worth singling out iPad users and forcing them to subscribe via an app. If you haven’t experienced the extortion firsthand, Dave Winer posted a screenshot of what happened when he tried to click through on his iPad to a Post story.
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This week’s affiliate soup is piping hot and conversions never tasted so good. If you’ve ever seen Joel McHale’s weekly recap of completely useless pop culture garbage called ‘The Soup’ then you get the idea. Straight from the twitter pipeline is your top affiliate tweets of the week. Condensed and served hot. No fucking gazpacho here, so please don’t burn your poor little affiliate tongues.
It seems to me that so many PPC “experts” are promoting one certain method of how to make money on PPC. On top of that, if you know me, I’m exceedingly pissed about all the “experts” who charge $7,500 for attending some seminar where they rehash all the stuff they’ve stolen from DigitalPoint and WarriorForum. Anyway, in response to that, I’ve decided to give you my own PPC Secrets Seminar all at once without charging you a dime. After looking at a video-tape of one of these experts seminar, I am proud
Every week I constantly come across people who want to follow my entrepreneurial footsteps. Although I don’t think I have accomplished much for my age, I am always open to helping other people out.
But one thing that I have been realizing is that most of you won’t succeed because you just don’t have your head screwed on straight.
Here is why I think you won’t succeed:
Reality Check #1: Learn how to manage money
I recently hung out with a few young adults who are looking to grow their
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It may come as no surprise, but online shoppers have learned a thing or two or three about how to do research before they make a purchase online.
Results of the “Social Shopping Study”, conducted by PowerReviews in association with the e-tailing group, indicate that consumers who shop online are on a mission to get thorough information about products and find the best prices before they buy. One in two survey respondents spent 75 percent of their overall online shopping time researching products, compared to 21 percent in 2010.
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