Napolean Hill Said it like this:

The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help.

He couldn’t be more right.  There are a lot of doors that could open for you. All you need to do is commit and make sure that you are there when the door does open.

Internet marketing is a door that has opened for  many businesses. It can open for you as well. You need to choose a company that will to serve your interests.  Then let that company go to work for you and make it happen.

Make it Happen or Watch it Happen?

Go get em tiger!

Do you make it happen or watch it happen? When the playing field changes with new procedures, new products, or new techniques, do you adapt quickly and turn this into an opportunity? Or do you resist change and play the victim? John Wooden said, “Things turn out the best for those who make the best of how things turn out.”  Manage the rapids of change, master them, move with them, and develop the possibilities and you will create a better job, a better life and a better you.

Go get em tiger!

ROI on Advertising

Photo credit: Belltown Messenger

Here is an interesting video blog post from a wine salesman. It has quite few ads in it. This video was recorded in October of 2008 – The Seattle PI died today. How many other types of media will crash and burn while small business tries to figure out how to advertise on the Internet. Watch this then call me and let’s develop a plan for you.

You Down With ROI?…Yeah You Know Me

Whatever it Takes

Decide Then Go

Indecision and second-guessing are the mortal enemies of spontaneous brilliance and planning. Without action, your dream, goal, or plan has little meaning in the world. Living and risking are close companions. If you sense that you have made a good decision, have faith. Move forward.

These words are from a book called “Whatever It Takes” written by the late great Bob Moawad Senior.

Make it Happen!

Busy, Happy and Prosperous

I am sitting here, knowing I have to hit the publish button before I go home today.  I have several good starts, a couple hundred words on ROI and about 500 on radio advertising.  But nothing  I think I can publish today. There is a big sign on my wall that says forget perfection. I will tweak something to death if I get the chance. I remember reading a post from Seth Godin about how he decided to focus on blogging and not give some of the other social media any energy. When I went to go look for it I noticed this great x-, y-axis post he made today. He doesn’t even say a word in his post.

X, Y

I have some thoughts on this but I think saying too much is liable to screw up a really simple post.

Instead, I will just wish you a busy, happy, and prosperous year.


SEO Requires Vision

SEO Requires Vision

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not a one-time event where a computer geek comes in and rewrites a few lines of code on your website, even though that may need to be done. SEO is more about content, relevance, vision and hard work.

SEO is simply the efforts put forth for organic search results in your market(s); it is the placement you can’t buy (luckily your competition can’t either). You have to earn it with a clear, long-term vision and daily, weekly, and monthly efforts. A solid optimization normally requires some “out of the box” thinking and implementation. The good news is that in today’s “local internet” it is infinitely easier to carve out a local niche, and claim first page results for your company.

Find the help you need to shape the vision necessary to slowly and consistently drive your business to the top of the pile for your market. Bring in a hired gun that sees more of the Internet than you do. You may want to consider a copywriter as well.

As you go along, you’ll find that leaving lots and lots of content on the Internet will help your company website find its way higher on the search engines.