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48 Days Coach Michael McGreevy featured on INBOUND MOVEMENT

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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

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48 Days Coach Michael McGreevy featured on INBOUND MOVEMENT

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 interested in getting the feedback of the 48Day Community on the show, and the format.Real business owners with real questions getting actionable answers every day.Thanks in advance,Tom. See More
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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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Brian Del Turco replied to Tom Schwab's discussion How do you know if your idea stinks? in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"great stuff. thanks. that quote's a killer!"
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Tom Schwab replied to Tom Schwab's discussion How do you know if your idea stinks? in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"We just had this discussion today in our Mastermind Group when I posted a similar thought.  The consensus was to be very careful what counsel you take.  Some will always be negative - avoid them.  Some will always be positive - avoid…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Bob Fraser's discussion My 1st How-to-Book on Amazon Today
"Congrats Bob. I just bought it for my son."
Thursday
Brian Del Turco replied to Tom Schwab's discussion How do you know if your idea stinks? in the group Online Selling and Ecommerce
"I'm curious about a question earlier in the process: how do you decide if developing a minimally viable product is even worth the investment of time and capital? Obviously we have a passion for something and believe it will work in the market…"
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How do you know if your idea stinks?

"You need other peoples No's, to see if it really stinks" - Andy TraubMy ideas are always great and I never have coffee breath.  My friends would surely tell me if this wasn't true......right?I had a great conversation today with 48 Days member Andy Traub about some new business ideas.  We both agreed that the only people that would give us an honest opinion was a customer who had to trade their hard earned money for our new and improved _____.Launching a minimally viable product is the only…See More
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Tom Schwab replied to Tyler Fuller's discussion Started an Autoglass Repair/Replacement business!
"Tyler, Congratulations on your new business.  It sounds like you have the experience in the field and are taking action.  I love the conversion rate.  It would be almost criminal if you didn't invite more customers into your…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Dave Arnold's discussion Speaking and Follow-Up
"Dave, Congratulations on your speaking event.  That is a great crowd!  I'm trying to look at it from the chaplain's perspective.  Maybe he got busy, was away from his computer and just gotten back.  Instead of assuming…"
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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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Kathleen Curry left a comment for Tom Schwab
"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."
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Tom Schwab replied to Don Roulo's discussion Expert Needed - Email Marketing Campaign
"Don, Feel free to send me the emails at tom@inboudnforecommerce.com and I will be happy to give you my feedback. Sending to a bought list can be dangerous.  While many look at the positive ROI they get from it, they don't look at the very…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Rob Orr's discussion Your most successful newsletter tip... go!
"I think the relationship is the most important part.  Too many tout the number of people they have on their list.  More important that that ray number is the open rate or the click thru rate on the emails.  If you are sending out…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Greg Payne's discussion Webinar Tools - What do you use?
"I've been very pleased with Zoom.us.  It's free - with limitations (< 10 participants, < 45min calls) so you can see how it works.   After that i'ts $10/mos for up to 40 people, $50 for 100 people. It's go the bet…"
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Tom Schwab replied to Allan Dubon's discussion New social platform
"Interesting business model.  Thanks for sharing."
Monday

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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…"
Oct 24

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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
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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 9:06am 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?

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 

 
 
 

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