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How to Select a High Quality Web Host

I was running a cross promotional campaign for my company’s daily email newsletter, ARN Daily, this morning. Almost immediately after the campaign email was sent out, DreamHost’s data center had an outage, rendering the campaign almost useless. This is the latest of many issues that I’ve had with DreamHost, unfortunately. I have a couple of …

Tips for Running a Successful Paid Newsletter

Several months back, I wrote about my paid email newsletter called ARN Daily in a post called “How I Developed a Paid Email Newsletter to Diversify My Business’s Income.” Since that post last spring, the number of subscribers to both the free and paid newsletters has easily tripled. This business unit now brings my company …

How to Avoid Scams When Shopping for Websites on Flippa

Browsing for online business opportunities on Flippa is like prospecting for gold. Most of the time, you’re not going to find anything that looks remotely like gold. On a rare occasion, you’ll find something that looks like gold, but later you found out it’s fool’s gold. On an extremely rare occasion, you can find a …

Lessons from the Leadership Summit

When I attended the Leadership Summit in 2009, I had the opportunity to hear from a number of great speakers, like Wess Stafford of Compassion International and Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. I had a fantastic time attending the summit and enjoyed great fellowship with other attendees. A few weeks after the conference, a …

My Productivity Secret

In the last couple of years, there’s been a renewed interest in time management, productivity improvement and task management tools. A lot of us are getting far more email than we can handle in any given day and find ourselves faced with an increasingly long and never ending list of tasks to complete. Some people …

My New Niche Site: P2PLendingNews.com

I’ve recently started a new website around the niche of peer-to-peer lending, P2PLendingNews.com. The site itself isn’t entirely new, but it’s new to me. It was originally setup in April 2007 by its previous owner during the initial period of excitement around peer to peer lending before the SEC came down on Prosper and Lending …

Three Podcasts Every Solo-Entrepreneur Needs to Listen To

Starting a business can be a very lonely affair. This is especially the case if you’re a single founder and aren’t working with a team to develop your product or service. When I got into business in 2006, there wasn’t much of an online community for solo-entrepreneurs and lifestyle business owners. During the last half-decade, …

Seminary – 20% and Loading

Most of my fellow students at Sioux Falls Seminary are there to get a Masters of Divinity degree so that they have the academic qualifications to become a pastor. There are also a few that are there to get counseling degrees, but not me. Eighteen months ago I was invited to take an informal class …

How to Make Your Email Less Annoying in 8 Easy Steps

Earlier in the year, I realized that I spent far too much time checking my email and clearing out my inboxes each day. At the time, I had four active email accounts that I used and none of them worked terribly well with the devices that I wanted to check email on (other than my …