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“Granpa Holt’s Rant”

grandpa holt's rant

I can’t help myself, it’s time for a little rant… This goes directly against my self-interest, but it needs to be said. Plus, I’m doing well financially so I’d rather spread my opinion than squeeze out the last few dollars from my personal brand. Why does everyone want an online course these days? “I really […]

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The 2 Keys to Building a Profitable Business Fast

keys to building a profitable business fast

Stagnation is common in the online business world. Most people are beginners making a whopping $0. Nada. Nothing. Then maybe 10% make it to the $1k/month level… 5% make it to $3k per month… And then there’s the top guys that are absolutely killing it. Occasionally, you see somebody go from $0 to over a […]

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Why Some People Succeed While Others Fail

some people succeed others not

In today’s email, I’m going to talk a little about why some people succeed with dropshipping while many others fail. No, this isn’t going to be anything wishy-washy. No talk of “self-confidence” or “perseverance” in here. (Even though, I do think those characteristics are crucial – despite how cliché they sound) Today I’m talking about […]

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Selling “Chinese Crap” for Fun and Profit

selling Chinese crap for profit

A common reason I hear why people don’t want to start dropshipping is because they don’t want to sell shitty Chinese products. I think that’s a stupid reason to miss out on the fun. And here’s why: Many of the products you buy in the US (or wherever you live) also come from China. Instead […]

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The Mindset That is Holding You Back from Online Biz Success

mindset that holds you back from online biz success

Many of you are perfectionists. It’s not your fault…Society has raised us all to be perfectionists. Perfectionism is rewarded in schools. At my school, we were never put under enough time pressure where students who could produce good (but not perfect) results quickly were rewarded. Even at tests, we always had plenty time. All that […]

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Inside the Mind of a 6-Figure Online Marketer

online marketer's mind

Guess who’s back on YouTube? I know it’s only been a month or so since I stopped making videos. But for some reason, the inspiration has struck. Knowing myself, this could very well be a fleeting emotion. No sooner do I decide to double down on making videos…then I have a new idea that is […]

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Can you Trust a Filipino VA

Filipino VA

We’ve got a cool little Mastermind of smart businessmen on Twitter. (No, you can’t join – sorry) Yesterday, the topic of hiring VAs (virtual assistants) came up. Specifically, a guy asks where he can find a VA that he can trust enough to give access to his computer and handle stuff for him. His situation […]

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My System for Picking Memorable Domains

system for picking domains

It’s an addiction… If you get into online business, you’re at serious risk. I’ve experienced it first-hand & others have spoken about this too. Compulsive-domain-name-buying-syndrome. I run around a dozen sites right now. Each of them has its own domain obviously. Plus, I’ve got a handful (multiple handfuls, actually) of domains I’ve picked up throughout […]

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Writing an Email a Day for Fun and Profit

writing emails daily

As you all know, I write an email about online business / marketing every single day. It’s a trend popularized by Ben Settle and all those who follow his advice. I’ve seen firsthand how effective it can be for building a strong bond with your audience. I’ve only been doing it for a little over […]

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Spilling the Secrets of “Make Money Online Gurus”

secrets of online gurus

Continuing on the personal branding theme from yesterday’s email. As promised, I’m going to talk about monetization today. This is partly a mindset issue in my opinion: People get too caught up in providing free value for years in my opinion. Part of the reason is old-school advice from guys like Mike Cernovich. Giving away […]

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