The 7 Revenue Streams Entrepreneurs Should Know and Love

The 7 Revenue Streams Entrepreneurs Should Know and Love

In the world of online business, getting started can be the hardest part. That initial traction—or lack thereof—is what projects entrepreneurs along a path of success or failure.

The 7 Revenue Streams Entrepreneurs Should Know and Love

I’d been blogging consistently for about a year when I was ready to create a new business.

I looked at successful entrepreneurs like Michael Hyatt, and thought,

They’ve got so much going on, and it all seems to work. I guess I’ll just do everything at once!

Yup, you guessed it. That didn’t last long.

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Welcome to Blog 3.0!

I’ve been blogging regularly for a full year now, and loving every minute of it! That is… I’ve loved it except for the moments when I really didn’t like it. [featured-image link=”http://johnmeese.com/3/” link_single=”http://johnmeese.com/about/” single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Welcome to Blog 3.0!” title=”Welcome to Blog 3.0!”] Writing can be hard, and sometimes I’ve questioned what I do because I didn’t know where […]

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What If You Could Achieve Expert Status… By Accident?

What If You Could Achieve Expert Status… By Accident?

Expert status is what allows writer, speakers, and performers to do what they love to do—and get paid to do it. No one starts as an expert, but anyone can get there.

They say 10,000 hours of studying any subject can make you an expert in that topic (and you’re welcome to try that), but for the average person the path to expert status is actually much simpler.

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I still remember when I first ran across the word “Bitcoin” in early 2011. A friend had mentioned the term on Facebook, but I had no idea what they were referring to. I was curious, so I googled the word and spent the next half hour reading a couple forum posts and blog articles. Once I understood the basic premise of it, I called my roommate in to explain this strange new idea I’d come across.

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Public Speaking is Awesome

The first time I remember speaking in public, my palms were sweating. I was incredibly nervous, and even stumbled over my name. I knew that—somehow—if I messed up and made a fool of myself, my life would be over. I’m not sure I’d ever faced anything as terrifying in my life.

I was speaking to a room of twelve classmates.

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Fast forward five years to the St. Peter’s University gymnasium in September of 2013, at the One Conference International. At least 1,000 high school & college students filled the room, and I had five minutes of their undivided attention. When I took that stage, I enjoyed every moment.

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How to Ask a Question (Hint: With a “?”)

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I’ve been to a fair number of presentations in the past few months on an array of different topics. Inevitably, the speaker opens the floor for questions from the audience.

Almost without exception, what follows is confusion.

Each person that raises a hand of approaches the microphone seems to do so with confidence, but once they’ve had a chance to speak it’s not always clear what exactly they meant to ask—or if they had a question at all.

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