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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

How can we transform worthless ideas into Acres of Diamonds?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Divine Jun 23. 10 Replies

"Ideas are worthless without execution"  Derek Sivers shared this painful truth in a post and…Continue

 

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Tom Schwab replied to Brian Del Turco's discussion Quick tech question on credit card processing in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"That one stumps me.  It's very specific and I fear you may not get a timely answer in our group (sure you want to get this done sooner as opposed to late).  You might want to tweet the questions with @simplifycom or…"
22 hours ago

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Tom Schwab replied to becky reddell's discussion How do I build an audience through blog posts?
"Michael McGreevy asked me a similar question.  A great coach, he kept asking questions to draw the answer out of me.  He got insight, I go t a blog post.   Why Keywords are the perfect traffic bait to build your audience."
22 hours ago
Brian Del Turco left a comment for Tom Schwab
"Thanks for the warm welcome, Tom! I like what I'm already sensing from this group. Look forward to receiving and contributing ..."
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"Thanks for the warm welcome, Tom! I like what I'm already sensing from this group. Look forward to receiving and contributing ..."
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Tom Schwab replied to Tom Schwab's discussion Website reviews from an Inbound Marketing perspective in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"Our friend and coach Michael McGreevy from BE REAL MEN did a great video that I posted to You Tube to show exactly how to do the 2-3 minute pitch for your business on Inbound Movement "
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Online Selling and Ecommerce

Offering products and services for sale is how we can serve others while turning our hobby into a real business. Join us to start selling online and end up building a brand.See More
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Tom Schwab replied to becky reddell's discussion How do I build an audience through blog posts?
"If you can't do it regularly AND your content is evergreen (isn't tied to a specific date) sometimes it's best NOT to post a date since it doesn't matter and could show people you don't post regularly."
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Kyle Fedewa left a comment for Tom Schwab
"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…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Scott H. Kretsch's discussion Seeking a Coach
"I think a coach can always help, but it's asking a lot for them to take you from A to Z.  For that type of one on one guidance it might get very expensive also.  Groups coaching or online eCommerce courses might be the best way to…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Ben Allen Brumley V's discussion Will this sell?
"Not sure I understand what you are trying to do. Brick and mortar stores put them in theses in their windows to drive people to their social media sites via QR code?  What would be the draw to make people do that:  Contests, coupons,…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Scott H. Kretsch's discussion Seeking a Coach
"Scott - You may want to look at some online courses first to get a solid foundation of what you want to offer, how you envision the business working and you working in the business.  I think once you know this for yourself it will be much…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Karen M. Bryant's discussion Teleworking Job Not All It's Cracked Up To Be
"We have some remote workers in the US and overseas.  Both parties need to be very intentional to keep everyone engaged and feeling part of the team.  There is a great book called REMOTE, by the guys at 37Signals who also wrote REWORK.…"
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Tom Schwab replied to becky reddell's discussion How do I build an audience through blog posts?
"Becky, Blogs can be a great way to build and engage an audience.  One of the most important aspects it to post regularly so that people get fresh content.  This goes for any content.  Dan Miller posts his podcast every Friday, the…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Dwain Scott's discussion Thanks to Michael McGreevy
"I wish I had known a coach like Michael earlier in my life.  It would have been a much easier, less painful and less costly way to gain wisdom.  I'm excited to listen to the podcast."
Oct 18

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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 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?

At 5:48pm on June 25, 2014, Joanne Miller said…

Great to meet you, Tom! And so glad your daughter is enjoying the books.  Blessings, Joanne

At 7:55am on June 5, 2014, Bryan Robinson said…

Thanks for the welcoming comments Tom. I look forward to lending a hand in the eCommerce sector and gleaning from you guys as well. 

Bryan 

At 4:57pm on May 24, 2014, Ron Russell said…

Tom,

Thanks for the nice welcome and the link - definitely looks interesting.  My website is not much to speak about - yet.  I guess its a shoemaker's children type of thing...  Anyway I am looking forward to exploring and learning here.

Best,
Ron

 
 
 

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