FBA or Fulfillment by Amazon: The First Steps of a Journey

I have always been interested in selling online.

Like many of you I began testing what it would be like with eBay and over time things proved to be fun and I learned a lot in the process. This happened many years ago, however, and when I tried to make it work the best I could I pretty much abandoned the idea. I completely focused on what did end up being my current business, a web design and development company, to which I have almost religiously dedicated the past 9 years of my life.

When I have been extremely fortunate to successfully run my entire business from home, and for almost a decade, I have come to conclude that I am ready to get into other professional endeavors that I am interested in and, with all the knowledge and experience I have I know I will, too, be successful.

Okay, I am not saying I am quitting my business. It is an excellent source of income and things are running smoothly! But I have had to come to conclude that in order to do something right one must focus most of his or her time on it: I am sure you agree with that statement.

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Entrepreneur: Get 30 Days of Inspiration with Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is the creative mind behind CreativeLive, an online portal providing live online classes taught by the world’s most inspiring instructors.

A few months ago he recorded a series of interviews with some of the most inspiring, successful entrepreneurs and artists on the planet. The goal, one personality a day for 30 days, and this is how 30 Days of Genius was born. As CreativeLive puts it:

In this free video series, you’ll learn about the big thinking and breakthroughs that allowed these geniuses to break the mold. They’ll share their successes and failures, and turn them into actionable insights for you.

The impressive guest list includes the likes of Mark Cuban, Tim Ferris, Marie Forleo, Richard Branson, Jared Leto, Adrian Grenier, James Altucher, to name a few, along with other 23 inspiring personalities—check out the entire list.

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Productivity Hack No. 1: Avoid Thinking, Assuming, & Feeling

We entrepreneurs face a challenge. With the many things required to accomplish on a daily basis we need to be as effective as possible, not just efficient, so we can successfully tackle the seemingly never ending lists of to-dos we create for ourselves at the end of the working day.

For a long time I assumed that my working system was one that was taking me to the next level, I felt that everything was as good as it could be. After many years working in the same way I finally began to realize that that shiny next level I thought I had worked for simply never came to be: I was in the exact same place I was when I had started.

I had to accept that I was not doing my very best, that I was not being effective—I pretty much stayed “busy, busy, busy” without moving one step above. I thought, assumed, and felt that things were okay, money was still coming in, but thinking, assuming, and feeling without measuring is simply a big, irreversible waste of time.

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Entrepreneur: Why Taking Time off Should Be on Your Priority List

We entrepreneurs love to work on our projects, don’t we? If it is something we really want to create or develop as fast as possible we tend to put absurd amounts of hours on a daily basis sometimes not realizing that we are pushing ourselves to imminent exhaustion.

When we reach that point of no return is when we realize that we have crossed the line and the very moment when thoughts of taking time off begin to cross our projects-filled, entrepreneurial brains.

We can’t let go. It is as if an important part of us is being put to sleep and our busy brains can’t seem to be able to adjust to the fact that it is time to stop for a while.

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Social Media Profile Photo Covers Done Right 2016

Last week I was working on the new social media covers for my company, Otter Creative Studio. Because following up-to-date guidelines for each social media profile is the right thing to do, we set out to ensure we were creating these covers using the right dimensions—we want them to look its best possible!

Besides looks, and due to the large amount of devices used to access social media platforms these days, it is also important to consider the visible area or the portion of your nicely-designed cover that actually gets seen and that isn’t overlapped by your avatar and other miscellaneous stuff.

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