Category Archives: Blog

Working Less Series: How to Only Focus On The Right Stuff

If you are like me, you spend a LOT of hours looking at the wrong things that feel like they are the right things.  Whether it is checking your blog stats, seeing if your newest product sold, or checking the sports scores.  While those things feel like they are getting you from point-A to point-B,…

038 STBS: Focus Focus Focus

I apologize in advance for the quality of this podcast, but MAN it has been busy (in a good way!).  I had to do this one while on the road a week or two ago. In this episode we talk about: A rundown of what's been going on lately. I answer an email from a…

You Will Be Unsubscribed...

Yup... That's right. No offense, but if you want to know why everyone is potentially going to be unsubscribed from the You Can Work Less Email Newsletter list and how you can stay subscribed, I'll let you know at the end of this post. But first... Focus focus focus Part of building a great community…

My Profitable Niche Adventure #4: Still Going Strong!

It's almost been a year since I started my niche site from the earlier parts of the series and although I am not #1 in Google, things are going really well. The site is still making money, and I think that the biggest reason why it is successful is due to patience and a good…

Working Less Series: Choosing the Right Clients and Dumping the Duds

If you've been reading the blog for any length of time, you should know that working less doesn't mean that you are going to sit back, relax, and earn thousands of dollars an hour.  Rather, it means that you'll be doing a lot less of the things the day-to-day things so that you can focus…

Another Reason Why I Hire Overseas

While this may not have a direct impact on whether my business succeeds or not, I count myself extremely blessed to have made a business decision that has had a tremendous impact on the workers that work for me. This year the Philippines have had a major typhoon.  While these typhoons may not be as…

A Powerful Way to Find An English Speaking Overseas Virtual Assistant

One of the hardest things to do when hiring a virtual assistant is to make sure that they have great English skills.  Sure you could hire someone domestically, but the appeal of hiring someone overseas is that their wages are usually cheaper. Now you might be asking yourself what's the big deal with hiring someone…

Forget Lists of Entrepreneur Ideas - You Only Need 2 Things!

I am always amazed at human nature.  We are amazingly good at seeking out information that we need in order to change the directions of our lives, whether it's through blog posts, courses, or asking friends.  But when it actually comes down to putting all of that hard-earned information to use... well, that's a whole…

037 STBS: Decision-Making and Lead Generation Primer

In this episode we talk about a topic that comes up a lot in the responses to my email newsletter - lead generation.  Finding customers is something that every business needs, but is one of the hardest thing for most new entrepreneurs to get their heads around. In the show I give some common sense…

Why You Want To Avoid CraigsList For Lead Generation

I recently had a piece of feedback from one of my newsletter subscribers in which they asked for some better tips on lead generation. One thing they were using as their current strategy was to use Craigslist to build their sales pipeline.  Now, if you've been listening to the podcast at all, you'd know that…