#270: How Mary DeMuth made her first dollar as a writer

April 25, 2014 | no comments. | Comment on this post

MaryPhotoHow did Mary DeMuth make the first dollar with her business idea? Get the behind the scenes scoop and nitty-gritty details that make Mary’s extraordinary journey…very ordinary.

Mary DeMuth is the author of over a dozen books including her latest, Not Marked: Finding Hope and Healing After Sexual Abuse. She speaks around the world helping audiences live uncaged, freedom-infused lives. A blogger for over a decade, she makes her home in Dallas with her family of five. Find out more at marydemuth.com.
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Two desires that will make or break you

April 21, 2014 | 11 comments. | Comment on this post

faces illustration*Only the admittedly ‘discontent’ should bother reading this…

“A story is a character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it.”
– Donald Miller, “A Million Miles In A Thousand Years”

Otherwise it’s not a true story. It’s just an existence. Passing the time.

Have you ever been to a funeral and realized, with much discomfort because it feels so bad to even think about, “This person didn’t really do…anything. There is no story here. They just…existed.”

I have, and it’s morbidly depressing.

The issue we’re facing today is…fewer and fewer people WANT anything. At least nothing that requires ‘overcoming conflict’. Continue reading

269: How Michael Good made his first $1 with a music school

April 11, 2014 | 5 comments. | Comment on this post

michaelgoodHow did Michael make the first dollar with his business idea? Get the behind the scenes scoop and nitty-gritty details that make Michael’s extraordinary journey…very ordinary.

– Watch the show on the Uprising YouTube Channel

Michael is founder of Soundboard Music School, a school that offers private music instruction outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two years ago, he to quite his job to work on his new venture with only only one student. Today, the school has grown to 40 students and he has two other teachers working for him.

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268: Dollar #1 – How Brian Griffith made his first $ selling custom guitar gear

April 02, 2014 | no comments. | Comment on this post

5490_1182748761505_2557014_nHow did Brian Griffith make the first dollar with his business idea? Get the behind the scenes scoop and nitty-gritty details that make Brian’s extraordinary journey…very ordinary.

– Watch the show on the Uprising YouTube Channel

Brian is founder of Anthology Gear Wear (.com). At heart, Brian is a musician, designer, and gear junkie. With a void in the market for well designed, quality instrument straps and gig bags, Brian set out to fill that void with his unique design style, and propensity for quality.

 

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Can you do it alone? Will you?

March 26, 2014 | no comments. | Comment on this post

roundtableI’ve long said the main problem with self-employment is…self. We go it alone, do it alone.

And I am the chiefest of sinners.

It’s not black and white. We want to own our work and captain our ship and have the freedom in autonomy. But doing it all alone seldom works.

Easier said than done, eh? Who will help you? Who can you turn to?

A valid question. In my Free Agent Academy at the basic level, while the step-by-step guidance is really good, you’re still left to your own devices. You must motivate yourself to come in and do the work and discern how to apply it to your life. Which is hard for all of us. Sometimes members finally come to the point of realizing …

They’re gonna have to get personal help if they’re ever, really, going to get clarity and get something going. Continue reading

What do they get? is what people want to know

March 24, 2014 | 6 comments. | Comment on this post

Depositphotos_11618735_originalHow to effectively sell your product online feels more and more like doing a Rubik’s Cube in the dark. With flickering strobe lights. And your hands tied behind your back. On a spinning chair.

Or is it just me?

So many internet marketing hot shots claim to nail it, but the amount of tweaking they do on a nearly daily basis showcases the ever evolving, moving target of the marketplace. And to succeed it seems necessary to be an absolute marketing genius!

For every person who does get it right, 1,000 others with wonderful services and products to offer is missing the internet-secret-code and suffering as a result. Continue reading

267: Dollar #1 – How Megan Burns made her first dollar in manufacturing consulting

March 11, 2014 | no comments. | Comment on this post

MeganHow did Megan Burns make the first dollar with her business idea? Get the behind the scenes scoop and nitty-gritty details that make Megan’s extraordinary journey…very ordinary.

– Watch the show on the Uprising YouTube Channel

Megan Burns is the founder and managing director of Operations Strategy Consulting, a firm that helps manufacturing companies become more productive and profitable. With the encouragement of her husband Ed, she started and grew her firm during naptimes because she didn’t just want better work/life balance, she just wanted a LIFE!
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266: Dollar #1 – How Dan Miller of 48 Days made his first dollar

March 04, 2014 | 20 comments. | Comment on this post

IMG_4168How did Dan Miller of ’48 Days To The Work You Love’ fame make the first dollar with his first, second, third and more…business idea? Get the behind the scenes scoop and nitty-gritty details that make Dan’s extraordinary journey…very ordinary.

Watch the show on the Uprising YouTube Channel

Dan is a life coach, author, speaker and renowned for his longtime best selling book, “48 Days To The Work You Love,” promoted for over a decade by Dave Ramsey as THE source for career help.  And yes…I’m proud to call Dan my Dad! Continue reading

Brand & Conquer – Want to be ready for business in 90-Days?

February 24, 2014 | no comments. | Comment on this post

Once upon a time people needed a product or service and simply picked between price, quality and availability. That time has long passed, and now, for nearly anything, there are so many options it’s often frustrating for the buyer to choose amongst the glut of options, and despairing for the merchant to stand out amongst the noise.

Like toilet paper. Way too many options. I want 2-ply, cushy and cheap. It’s impossible to figure out the best deal. But I digress…

Do you have a business idea, or a fledgling start up? Do you want to make sure the person who needs what you have to offer can’t miss you? Do you want to assure your place as a leader in your market?

You can. 
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