There are a couple things you’ll find here:
#1 Are manifestos/products I have created that I hope will be immensely useful.
#2 Products that I have personally used and tested made by other people, that I think are extremely worthwhile.
Milk the Pigeon’s Products and Manifestos
Killing Your Old Life and Living the Dream – Manifesto
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The reason why many of us are unhappy and feel like our lives are pointless
- Why success is impossible without knowing what you want
- Why “feeling lost” in life is okay (and what to do about it)
- How to escape the rat race
- How to create a conversation-worthy life
- How to get a life that doesn’t suck, and instead make history
I first came across Emilie’s Puttylike product about a month ago.
I was curious what she had going on over there, and I liked the idea of it: that we all have multiple interests that we can capitalize on.
You don’t have to choose a specialization or niche. And just because you bounce around from interest to interest doesn’t mean you’re insane.
Emilie has found a great system where you can analyze all of your bounced-around hobbies/interests/passions and figure out what the hell is the underlying trend there.
And if you want to — capitalize on it, and live off it. She has the system down — everything from figuring out what the hell all the chaos in your life means, to converting that into hard, tangible success Check out Renaissance Business
Blogging Tools I Wish I Knew About
I wish there were a couple tools and services that I knew about right at the start, which you can find below:
WordPress.org. Make sure you use wordpress.org and not wordpress.com if you have intentions of using advertisements to monetize your blog.
I originally had no idea that they had two separate services, and so I spent $120 to transfer my site over. Not fun.
But other than the above-mentioned issue, WordPress is incredible and if someone tech-retarded like me can work it, anyone can.
Hostgator hosting. I use HostGator on this site and have heard nothing but good reviews about them. Their servers never crash, they are 100% reliable, have incredible customer service, and they even wait a period of time before closing your site if you neglect to pay (or your card gets declined). Totally worth working through Hostgator.
The Thesis Theme for WordPress . Thesis is pretty badass honestly. Originally I was having issues with my theme and didn’t like the lack of customization possible. I ended up getting Thesis, and didn’t even realize that my keyword ranking and all other functions revolving around SEO went WAY up. It’s worth it. There’s a reason why a lot of big names use Thesis 😉
Logo Design: (Where I got my Awesomeee logo)
48 hours logo is where I got my awesome Milk the Pigeon logo. You basically pay a $29 fee to start the designs, you can designate how long you want to have entries submitted for (I put a week), and then you basically interact with the designers submitting designs, tweak them, and dictate what specifics you want. After the contest is over, you pay the remainder (total = $79). A much much more affordable option for a personal blog or company, rather than more popular logo design contests which cost several hundred dollars. 48 hours logo is awesome.
Building an Email / Subscriber List
Aweber is a pretty solid email subscriber & marketing program. There are a couple of reasons why I use Aweber:
#1. I can send out auto responders. E.g. someone subscribes to my mailing list and it automatically sends a “Thank you! Stay tuned for more updates.” Or, you can have someone sign up and immediately get emailed a copy of your e-book. It makes my life a ton easier.
#2. It provides analytics and click rate information that help you track what is working and what is not. Similar to google analytics.
#3. Incredible support. They even called my home phone when I registered to ask if I had any questions. How many internet companies do that these days? (Hint: It’s the first time It has ever happened to me). Check out Aweber
Outsourcing (Aka graphic design, book cover designs, writing, anything…)
There are a couple reasons why I love Elance so much. When I first read The 4-Hour Work Week I thought outsourcing was pretty difficult to do and not at all accessible. Well, not anymore.
When I needed to have my ebook digital cover designed I went over to Elance and in 24 hours it was totally designed, and sent to me, all for $50. I was floored, and plan on using Elance any time I need something outsourced. Check out Elance, you won’t regret it: Hire the Best Freelancers on Elance. Post your job today.