Author Archives: Jonah

Creating your Customer Avatar

(Image Credit)   One of the joys (and major challenges) of running a blog dedicated to dreaming up, researching and ultimately validating business ideas – for myself and others – is that sometimes you actually come across one that is a huge hit!   That’s a great problem to have, don’t get me wrong!  …

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Attract Your Audience

(Image Credit)   In addition to business validation questions, a few of the primary themes I hear over and over again in my inbox revolve around writing copy and building an audience.   If you’re looking to draw in customers with your writing – whether that’s on a blog, marketing emails, or a product validation…

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5 Tricks for Focus

(Image Credit)   We all have that one friend that always seems to get more done, even though they’re working with the same 24 hour day as everybody else.   How do they do it? In short, good habits that increase focus and productivity.   We talked plenty about productivity and using your time wisely…

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Finding the Time

(Image Credit)   There should be no illusions about this fact: great results come from hard work. There are no overnight successes, despite the way it may be reported, represented or seen from the outside.   We often only hear about the “event” (e.g. receiving seed funding, a buyout, or going public, etc.), versus the…

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Level Up Your Life with a Mentor

  All entrepreneurs have an adventurous spirit – that’s why you’re doing it on your own instead of working for someone else, right?   That’s a great quality to have, but don’t think you don’t need some guidance now and again. In business, you can always benefit from some well-intentioned outside opinions, even if you’re…

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What’s Your Market Potential?

  How do you tell if your “million dollar idea” isn’t just a $10 idea?   You assess the market potential of your idea. This is probably the most important step any entrepreneur can take to validate their idea because your potential market is basically how much money your product can make.     What…

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How to Think of Business Ideas using Facebook

  The following is a guest post by Mike Nesselbeck, founder of Business Idea Insight – an online resource designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs build the lifestyle they deserve by first coming up with a killer business idea!   Mike reached out to me earlier this year, as we obviously both share similar interests in…

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Discovering Profitable Book Ideas

(Photo credit)   So you want to write a book…   Maybe you’ve been inspired by our last several posts about building and leveraging an audience, and finally converting your content creation into a career.   Or perhaps you’ve always had tons of awesome book ideas you wanted to write about! Wait, maybe too many…

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Leverage Your Content

(Photo credit)   As a content creator, you’re not just sitting in a dark room by yourself – creating for the sake of “art”.   You have a message you want to get across – and you want that message to spread far and wide.   Whether you’ve been writing for years; or just had…

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10x Your Fans

  “Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest success.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo   I don’t know if it’s because Spring is in the air, or what, but a theme has sprung up organically within my posts from May to June… creativity, the artist, the startup and content creation…

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