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48 Days Coach Michael McGreevy featured on INBOUND MOVEMENT

Started Nov 1 0 Replies

The INBOUND MOVEMENT featured 48 Days Certified Coach Michael McGreevy today.  Do you have the same question as Michael? "How can I attract more ideal customers with a weekly blog?".  I am very…Continue

Tags: inbound, mcgreevy, marketing, customers, blog

Tools to Overcome Writers Block

Started Oct 17 0 Replies

Ran across this list of tools to use to get blog ideas that engage your readers.  24 Untapped Ways to Get Ideas for Your Next…Continue

Tags: block, writters, ideas, blog

Need a talented designer for Infographics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dorian Tsukioka Oct 9. 1 Reply

Does anyone do or know someone who does amazing infographics? It's a rare talent of the designer who can tell the story and help…Continue

Tags: infographics, design, graphic

Ideas for summer reading list.

Started this discussion. Last reply by DOUGLAS COLLIER Jun 24. 7 Replies

Leaders are readers.  Since there are so many diverse and well read people in this group, together let's make suggestions for a summer reading list.Continue

Tags: reading, books

 

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Online Selling and Ecommerce

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Damon replied to Tom Schwab's discussion What are you doing to maximize your Holiday Sales? in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"Hi, I'm new to this group. I plan on offering a Christmas version of my fishing bobbers. Hang them on the tree for Christmas. after the holidays, take them down and go fishing with them, lol. "
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Wealth Building with Real Estate

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Online Selling and Ecommerce

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Tom Schwab replied to Tom Schwab's discussion What are you doing to maximize your Holiday Sales? in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"Good advice Curtis.  One of my favorite blogs has been a list of Top 10 (fill in the blank).  You can be sure the writer's products are in there, but when other every promotes the content you get more publicity.  Especially if…"
Nov 15

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Tom Schwab replied to Mark Lilly's discussion Feedback on my blog/portfolio site
"Mark,  The responsive site looks great, especially on a mobile device.  3 suggestions.  The light grey text against the dark grey background was hard to read.  If you changed it to white, it would really pop.  Since the site…"
Nov 15

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Tom Schwab replied to Lauren Phelps's discussion Multiple Mailing Lists?
"Segmentation of any list is vital to making sure that the content you are sending has context to the reader.  Most CRMs and email lists allow you to segment and personalize all emails.  I talked with 48 Days member Lady J (Dr. Jevonnah…"
Nov 15
Curtis McHale replied to Tom Schwab's discussion What are you doing to maximize your Holiday Sales? in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"Build an email list and then use it. Don't just promote your own stuff either use your content marketing engine (because you are writing content for your customers right?) and promote your products as well as that great information for your…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Micki Vandeloo's discussion Mastermind Groups - Should I participate in one for awhile before starting my own?
"I can't imagine starting one until I had been in one.  Even though I had read about them and even bought Dan's course, I didn't understand how they worked, what I liked and how I'd improve it, until I had been in a group.…"
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Tom Schwab added a discussion to the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
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What are you doing to maximize your Holiday Sales?

Retail typically makes the majority of their sales and profits in the 4th quarter.Let's share ideas of what we are doing, testing or have found to work.Remember often R&D means:Recognize a good idea &Duplicate it in your businessSee More
Nov 11

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Tom Schwab replied to Lee Gaitan's discussion Need some help promoting my course
"Lee,  You might want to check out Heather Dugan as a benchmark.  She talks to a similar audience and has been very successful.  May want to consider using similar channels and methods.  "
Nov 11
J.P. Choquette left a comment for Tom Schwab
"Great, thanks so much, Tom. I appreciate you reaching out with a warm  welcome!"
Nov 10

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Tom Schwab replied to Dorian Tsukioka's discussion Did the 48Days.com site get hacked?
"My only guess is that some people don't want to wait inline for hell.  After getting hacked, I decided if I was God they would get head of the line privileges in hell.  Thankfully, I'm not and He is much more merciful."
Nov 9

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Tom Schwab replied to Cheri M's discussion Selling a home advice please
"You might want to reach out to Mike Galvan in the 48Day community.  He is a wealth of information on this subject and someone I trust and respect as I've gotten to know him as part of a Mastermind.  "
Nov 9

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Tom Schwab replied to Dorian Tsukioka's discussion Did the 48Days.com site get hacked?
"Dan, my prayers go out to you and your team.  The worst days of my ecommerce business were when we were down for 72 hours because of hackers.  Besides the loss of revenue, it was the feeling of being violated.  Add to that the…"
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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Heard about Years ago on Dan's Podcast.

Since then I've been thrilled to connect with like minded professionals to share resources, idea and inspiration. There are enough forces working against us, we need to work together.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Own and run 2 companies:

An eCommerce direct to patient, B2C eCommerce company that helps people as they recover on one foot . GoodbyeCrutches.com

Also coach, consult and lead Mastermind Groups on how to how to use content and an Inbound Strategy to attract, engage and delight customers.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
To build this and other companies so that I can serve ever more people: customers and team members. Ultimately being rewarded with long term wealth for me and my family.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I used to dream of retiring, but the older I get the more I am enjoying my business life (can't call it work). My dream is to use my talents to do creative things with friends until the Lord call me home. My proudest accomplishment and most cherished thing is my family, including my first Granddaughter born in June 2014.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Type A overachiever. Gallup says I'm a Maximizer, Activator, Achiever, Individualist and a Mentor. DISC says I'm a a high D, I. I continue to learn and build on a diverse background that only makes sense in the rear view mirror: Naval Officer (yes I ran nuclear reactors on the largest ship), corporate world, sales, management, entrepreneur.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://www.inboundforecommerce.com/
More than one website?
http://www.inboundmovement.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
You've heard of Inbound Marketing, now it's time to learn how to apply it to your business to attract, engage and delight your customers. Submit your company for a daily video review at InboundMovement.com
Feel free to share your Twitter name, Facebook page, and any other social media way to connect with you!
@TMSchwab
@Inbound4eCommerce
@InboundMovement
@GoodbyeCrutches

Tom Schwab's Blog

FIRE FOR EFFECT: What the Navy taught me about being an Entrepreneur

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

One of the classic images of the Navy is the Battleship firing all guns broadside.  You can see the flames and the shock wave.  You can imagine the impact of the 16 inch shells.  Nine projectiles, each weighing as much as your car, simultaneously hit a target over 10 miles.

This iconic image taught me more about marketing than I learned in my MBA.  Since you paid for my college education…

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Why April 11th is not Independence Day

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

Have you ever considered that we mark our nation's Independence Day on the day we declared it, not the day someone else acknowledged it?

  • On July 4, 1776 we declared independence
  • On April 11, 1783 Great Britain acknowledged it.

When our founding fathers decided the only thing they were certain was that the following days were going to be tough....very tough.  Yet we remember being free when we decided, not when someone else…

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If you're not a salesman, then artist don't exist

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 5:30am 3 Comments

Recently I met a friend who proudly and definitively declared "I am not a salesman"  While he had successfully sold in the past, certain areas of sales clashed with his very being.  Things like cold calling and high pressure sales made him so uncomfortable that he concluded he was not, and could never be a salesman.

What if we used his same criteria to define artists.  Was Picasso an artist?  Sure he could paint and sculpt, but what about the other areas of art.  Could he create art…

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What is the best product to sell online?

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:06pm 2 Comments

One of the most common questions I get asked especially when people are just starting into the wonderful world of eCommerce is "What is the best thing to sell online?"    The answers is easy and obvious, but being an old salesman at heart I have to answer a questions with a questions.  "What's the best car, restaurant, movie and vacation spot?".  With a puzzled look most…

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At 9:49am on November 10, 2014, J.P. Choquette said…

Great, thanks so much, Tom. I appreciate you reaching out with a warm  welcome!

At 4:39pm on November 2, 2014, Wendy Bryant-Cook said…
Thank you Tom, I'm looking forward to becoming a part of an awesome community of folks!

Wendy
At 9:06am on October 28, 2014, Kathleen Curry said…

Thanks for the warm welcome and checking out our class. Right now we are marketing it.  I look forward to learning a lot with this group.

At 7:09am on October 23, 2014, Brian Del Turco said…

Thanks for the warm welcome, Tom! I like what I'm already sensing from this group. Look forward to receiving and contributing ...

At 7:19pm on October 21, 2014, Kyle Fedewa said…

Thanks Tom!  I have been on here for an hour and already feel so welcomed!  Also great to see a fellow Michigander(the mountains were in Calgary).  Thanks for the invite to your group, as I get more acquainted with the site and the community, I will definitely get engaged in some different groups, and offer any feedback I can.  

At 3:01pm on September 11, 2014, Rene Drumm said…

Thanks Tom! 

I appreciate the welcome and the encouragement to jump in. (I sometimes need a bit of a push to get started interacting).  This is great!

At 8:58am on September 10, 2014, capital terefe said…

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your warm reception, looking forward to contribute and learn from the wonderful people in this group.

Thanks

At 12:21pm on August 17, 2014, Erin Leosz said…

Hi Tom, thank you for your welcome to the community a while back and your helpful comments. Sorry for my very late reply. Yes, the Boston/Cambridge area is chock-full of technology companies. I am hoping to learn a lot from 48days.net community members regardless of their location, and am looking forward to that experience. Thanks again! 

At 8:46pm on August 1, 2014, Josh Waltzing said…

Hi Tom,

I know I sent you a message previously but I also wanted to do so on your wall.  I am highly looking forward to learning more in your group.  I have a website currently that does not function well for ecommerce but it is all I have at the moment.  It will get better and I believe your group can help with that site and the other one that I want to build soon.

Josh

At 6:31pm on July 17, 2014, Dave Arnold said…

Hey Tom - would love to share with you about my EOFire interview. Feel free to email me at davejarnold16@gmail.com. BTW: I know Lawton, MI. I worked at Miracle Camp for 2 summers while in college. I love that camp and have great memories! Do you know Miracle Camp?

 
 
 

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