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Fear (2/9) Too Many Ideas

ideas Sep 13, 2017

Hey! What's going on bud?

Last time we got together we began our series on tackling the top fears that hold most people back from building online businesses.

We started with some realistic expectations and then, yesterday, I gave you some power tips on what to do if you have no idea where to start.

Now, today I'm going to show you what to do if the converse is true: you have too many ideas and feel overwhelmed.

Here are seven ways to gain control of your ideas:

Save Them For Later

The worst thing you can do when you have too many ideas is to start mindlessly rejecting them because you don't think you have the time, money or expertise to execute.  Instead, think of those extra ideas like insurance.  You can put those extra ideas in your pocket so you can have a reserve that you can pull from when your reserves get dry.

The nice thing about this is when your business is doing well a year from now but you feel yourself losing momentum you can consult your reserves and...

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Fear (1/9) Where Do I Start?

starting Sep 12, 2017

The last time we got together I gave you the raw truths about starting an online business.  I showed you six things that you probably didn't want to hear but are true nonetheless.  I had to do this because I want to be real with you.

Very few people are trying to do what you're doing.  We are the minority.

I used to take the Washington D.C., metro daily into work and I'm a pretty tall guy so whenever the cab was full and we got packed into the train all I had to do was tilt my head down and I could see everything people were doing on their phones.

  • People are playing games.  
  • They're sending text messages.  
  • And people are surfing Facebook.

That's what I've seen.  What you won't see is someone with a laptop open as he edits the videos to his online course.  I was that guy, I had Adobe Premiere and Camtasia open on the way into work as I was trying to tighten up a video sequence (I'll train you how to do these things later, it's actually...

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Realistic Expectations

expectations Sep 11, 2017

Today marks a new two week series where we are going to blast through the top fears and failures that are holding you back right now.

Over the next two weeks, I'm going to dive into the top 9 fears people are experiencing right now that's holding them back from building online businesses. Then I'm going to show you tips and tricks for hacking your mindset so you can get your business going.

We're also going to tackle procrastination.

So, my goal is that by the end of the series, you won't have any reasonable excuses why you can't start a profitable online side-business.  I want to show you that you really can do this and even your best objections have reasonable answers.  I need to show you this because it's the #1 thing that holds new entrepreneurs back.

They doubt they have what it takes so they either let their excuses prevent them from ever starting online businesses or they somehow manage to muster up the courage to get started but then the fervor quickly fizzles when...

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The Money Is In The List

email list Sep 07, 2017

Yes! Yes! Yes!

So the last time we got together I showed you awesome power tips for researching your niche with Google, Amazon, Facebook, Blogs, Udemy and Youtube.  And in the lecture before that, I helped you understand why it's important to do market niche research in the first place.

If you forgot all that stuff or need a brush up make sure you go back and re-read those articles.  I've pasted the links below to make it easier for you to pull them up:

So now that we have that under your belt, we need to look talk about the the number one feature your online business needs to have:

It's called an email list.

In this lesson, I'm going to show you why you need an email list, how to craft your emails and the #1 tool you need to make it happen.

Alright, let's do this!

Email Lists are Foundational

So here's the thing: every successful online business today has an email list.  I'll tell you why in a moment, but...

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Riches in Niches

niche selection Sep 06, 2017

There's an old money maxim that says: the riches are in the niches.  I don't know who said it but I bet it was an entrepreneur making money from his niche!

In the last article you learned that although there are hundreds if not thousands of topics you can base your product or blog around there are really only four broad categories that you need to know.  Check it out that article again if you need a refresher if you forgot.  Also, at the end of that article I asked you to leave a comment with your niche ideas!

Please do!

Now we're going to get our hands dirty because I'm going to show you step-by-step how to perform effective market research.

We're going to dive into five tools to scout the markets:

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • Blogs
  • Udemy

The point of this article is to set a strong foundation for everything else that follows in your business.  As I said in earlier posts, if you don't get this right nothing else really matters.  

I mean just think about it: if...

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Determining Demand

niche selection Sep 05, 2017

Almost no one is doing what I'm about to share with you today and I don't know why.

Even when I got started with this online thing back in 2012, I didn't think (or care) to really determine the demand for my idea.

You see most people just pick something they enjoy and then think that since they like it and since they have passion, everyone else in the world must like it too.  But that's like taking a vegan to a butcher shop and expecting her to go gagga over your meat obsession.

It ain't happening.

So let's do a quick review first.

The last time we got together, we talked about how to organize your ideas. You learned how to do a brain dump and order your passions.

Now I'm going to show you how to pick profitable niches (a.k.a determine demand).

It's crucial that we get this part right because everything else in your business system will hinge on this idea.

Let me tell you a funny story which happened to me.

The product no one wanted

 A few years ago I launched a digital...

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Taming Your Passion

my story Sep 04, 2017


Yesterday, I intentionally left a clue to the answer to my last question in the last screenshot there. 

P.S., if you don't know what I'm talking about, you need to read my last article.

If you study the last screenshot you can figure out how I was able to get so much traffic in one day.

The Slashdot Effect

Back in the 2013, there was a news forum for geeks and nerds called slashdot.  It's still around today but I think it was bigger deal back then.

Tons of people frequented the site to get the latest updates and news events on tech and science.  I loved this site and I figured if I could get on the front page that would give me a huge surge of traffic.

So It was rainy Friday evening in Midtown NYC and I was in Barnes and Noble with my laptop trying to find something to post.  My wife was about to get off work and I was waiting for her to finish.

The problem was I couldn't find something to post.  But I needed to post something...

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You Have It In You

my story Sep 01, 2017

Hey There!

My name is Vonnie Hudson and over the next three months I’m going to show you how to go from having no idea, no product, no business and no money (okay fine you need some money to get started but surprisingly not a lot) to having a profitable online business.

I'm going to show you how to go from nothing to owning a fully functioning online business system that consistently and reliably generates a significant side income for you and your family.

My goal is to show you how it is very possible to build a fully functioning information asset that you can leverage to free up your time, generate consistent revenue and make a real impact in the world.

That's my goal for you over the next couple of months.  Click this link to leave a comment if you're excited about your potential.  Right now there are leave a comment.

A quick aside...

So here's the dealy: this site is mainly geared toward Information Technology (IT) and...

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You Ready For This?

Okay, so I see you're serious about learning how to build your profitable online business (in 90 days or less) despite the fact that you might feel overwhelmed or a little scared of this journey.  That's cool.  I was in the same place.  Let's get started with your name and email and we'll do this thing together.