Entrepreneurship


5 Tips for Hiring a Programmer Entrepreneurship

I’ve answered many questions recently from entrepreneurs looking to start their own online business. Most of the people who’ve contacted me aren’t programmers themselves, so a frequent question has been, “How do I find a good programmer to create my website or web application?”. I will be answering this question in more depth in my book, but I wanted to give some tips now because...

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The Art of Non-Conformity Entrepreneurship / Finances / Productivity

I’ve put off reading Chris Guillebeau’s book, The Art of Non-Conformity, for far too long. I won a copy of the book in a writing contest several months ago, and I figured now would be a good time to finish it, so I don’t have to carry it around to our next location. Fortunately, this book was interesting enough to me that I finished it...

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Hydroponic Lettuce farm Entrepreneurship / Finances

Recently, I’ve been entertaining the idea of starting up a farm. For an entrepreneur with a successful on-line business, you might wonder why I’d want to consider tying myself down to a location-dependent business in an industry I know almost nothing about, especially when I said I plan to be leaving Costa Rica later this year. I have two main reasons: I believe it’s wise...

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How I Spend My Time Now Entrepreneurship / Family / Goals / Productivity

Update: In April, 2009, I wrote a post entitled How I Spend My Time, where I tracked what I was doing every minute of every day for one whole week, to help me visualize how much time I was spending on what really mattered to me. In March, 2011, I did it again and wrote this post below. In January 2013, Tim Ferriss asked if he could...

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77 Things I Did in 2010 Entrepreneurship / Personal / Travel

2010 was really a landmark year for my family and me. It’s hard to believe how much our lives have changed in these short 12 months, how much we have grown, and how much we have been able to do. After reading a great post by Dragos Roua about 77 things he did in 2010, I decided to follow suit and write about some things...

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Interviewed by JetSetCitizen Costa Rica / Education / Entrepreneurship / Productivity

Last week, I was contacted by John Bardos from JetSetCitizen.com, the popular blog showcasing those trying to live their lives to the fullest. I’ve been a fan of John’s blog for a long time, and especially enjoy his interviews with perpetual travelers, international volunteers, entrepreneurs, and others. I was honored when he asked me for an interview, and am pleased to announce that it’s now...

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Tips for Marketing Your On-line Business Entrepreneurship

Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about starting your own on-line business. To see other posts in this series, see the Entrepreneurship category of this blog. Not too long ago, I received an e-mail from someone looking to grow their business, and he wanted to know what kind of marketing I’ve done, and what I’ve found effective in getting new customers....

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Handling Customer Support Entrepreneurship

Note: This post is the third in a series of posts about starting your own on-line business. To see other posts in this series, see the Entrepreneurship category of this blog. In this post, I’ll talk about how to interact with customers, either potential or active, to make sure you are providing enough value that they’ll actually want to pay you for your product or...

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