I see your point too, and it makes sense that there have to be some boundaries.
repository for members' promotional links, downloads, etc might create a challenge to manage (I may want to TM that phrase), but it could keep the posts off the feed.
I initially tried to start a holistic nutrition group on the site but it disappeared so I figured that it just wasn't approved for some reason and kept up with the current posts instead of going into groups where "most of the action is."
We don't want the wrong type of resources archived here (I get that 100%) but maybe there could be an approval process for posting electronic resources. Another thought of course is that you guys can probably delete a unseemly character and remove all of their "footprints" too, so once it was identified they'd be gone and all of their links or uploads.
Thinking and typing through this, I guess I would want to be in a "Members' Resources" group, even if it was the wild west...I just wouldn't want the wrong eyes exposed.
If you start up a group like that...I'll join, but I'm still going to be well under the 20:1 ratio...for Karma and Christian ethic on giving and receiving.
So much of these posts are in that unclear area...for example, if I had simply added a few more words such as "What do you guys think?" I've never used this site as a spammer, and I'm sure you can search my activities to see that I'm way beyond the 20:1 rule of thumb for giving vs receiving that many pros like M Hyatt suggest for social media. If this was anything more than a free ebook, I'd absolutely see your point but I'm just not feeling like I represent a threat by sharing a free resource simply because I wrote it. Dan M actually liked the last resource I posted, so I guess I'd like to see a place on 48days.net for posting resources from the crowd. :-)
I understand. Since I have personally gone through a 48 Days program myself, I have had success by finding a passion for a certain type of work. I was promoting my product, but my product is designed to help others who were in my shoes at one point, and I figured that it might encourage and inspire others. So in essence I thought my post might inspire or help others. I really didn't have any ill intent, and I wasn't trying to trick anyone into buying my product, I just merely thought it might help someone out. Plus there are many free aspects to my website that don't require any membership but are simple helps for others.
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First of all, you are my freakin hero! You are really killing it with your web presence! How many sites do you have?
Looking at your site (http://www.coachradio.tv) I see that you probably are taking advantage of as much free and open source software as you can get your hands on. Great job on the site. It's really nice.
There are a few ways to generate revenue. The foundation for this will be to show potential clients that I am the expert in implementing open source software. I need to drive business owners to the site (www.opensourcebusinesssoftware.net) that will have free videos, podcasts, training materials, how-tos, advice, etc. I will drive traffic by:
helping those in open source forums who are trying to implement a certain open source software and realize that it would be better to hire someone else.
getting high in the google ranks for certain keywords for certain open source software.
picking a particular piece of software, such as SugarCRM, and find businesses that need some sort of marketing platform for their sales team. This would be alot of cold calling.
listing in iTunes my podcast under the business section , as "Business Software solutions - free and open source."
The great thing about the internet is that we can hopefully capture the attention of those looking for our services, right?
By the way, when you get to the point that you want to package your knowledge and sell it online, what software are you going to use or have used? I saw that you are familiar with Sterling and Jay's podcast, Internet Business Mastery and they teach selling online material and I'm sure you are heading in that direction if you haven't already. Have you thought about what application you will use?
I'm starting a consulting company on the side while working full time as a programmer. My niche is consulting businesses on using open source software. Since I'll be saving companies tons of money because the software is free, I'm hoping to be able to sell consulting advice, programming services, and project management services.
My plan is to target businesses that have grown out of a manual process to run their business and now need to transition to some sort of software that will help their business but don't have a big budget.
Let me know if you know anyone who needs these services.
I've been programming for 10 years and love finding and building software solutions for my "clients" (my co workers) at work. I've saved my company, AT&T mobility, 100's of thousands of dollars with my solutions so I know that with due diligence I will be able to take my skills and make even more money on my own.
I have been listening to your podcasts and reading your blog. I have become a fan. I am in the process of starting my own business. I need an outside opinion to see if I am heading in the right direction. To be honest I have been in stuck in the mud for awhile. I have done several workshops for churches, I mentor 30 inmates in prison with one of my programs, I have done workshop for teenagers on goal setting and workshops for men and couples. My main focus with each group is have a vision for your life. I have finished a book and workbook on vision that is targeted to Christians. These are just a few things I have done. My website is www.leadtoimpact.com.
I am very extremely burnt out of my job and do not have any desire to work for someone else. I would love if you could give me any feedback. If you view my website you can see some of things I have been doing. I have tons of stuff because I have been teaching on vision/purpose/values and goals for over 15 years, but never thought about doing it as business about a few years ago. I know one of my biggest hinderance is fear.
Hey Justin, I just found you & Andy on the No More Mondays itunes and have your show downloaded to my phone. I've listened to your podcasts at least 3 times each (until I can get my 14 yr old to change) so I am becoming a fan - entertaining & very informative, thanks. Need to catch up though, want to know how the move to Colorado went. Anyway, thanks & I'll tune in again (when son can change podcasts). - Lisa