Learning How To Thrive In The Digital Age

by Dave Menzies Reference and Education
  Resistance Is Futile Learning how to thrive in the digital age is a must. Not just because resistance is basically futile, but because, like all things digital it just makes for an easier and in many ways better life. Up until fairly recently you could safely assume that the world you were born into would look about the same when you died. Not so anymore when computer-processing speeds are doubling every 18 months. Futurist Ray Kursweil claims that the ...
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Viddyoze Video Animation Platform

by Dave Menzies Computers and Technology
Viddyoze Video Animation Platform Review Viddyoze video animation platform hit the virtual shelves recently with much fanfare. As I was in the market for a logo animation I decided to check it out. I was very impressed. I have since acquired their full suite of animations at the  low launch price (at time of writing this) I’ve also joined their template club which costs a paltry (again until prices go up post launch) $37 per month. In this post I’ll cover ...
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The Power of Change

by Dave Menzies Self Improvement
Embracing The Power of Change Most of us are not comfortable with change and I’m no different. I have realised that uncomfortable or not it has to be gone through in order to progress in life. I’ve been through a lot of change in the last 5 years and, painful though some of it was, it’s been well worth it. I now embrace the power of change far more readily. In the last 5 years I’ve been through 2 of the most ...
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Long Tail vs Short Tail Keywords

by Dave Menzies Internet and Businesses Online
Long Tail vs Short Tail Keywords For SEO An understanding of long tail vs short tail keywords is a crucial part of the Internet entrepreneur’s arsenal. These keywords – the phrases typed into search engines – are the bread and butter of doing business online. They allow the search engines to match them to relevant products and services. If you get it right then your products and services will be ranked highly in this process. The thing is, keyword phrases can be ...
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The 9-5 Is Outdated

by Dave Menzies Self Improvement
The 9-5 Is Outdated (And A Bit Silly) Stuart Ross SFM and DEA Co-founder The 9-5 is outdated - a redundant working pattern designed for the industrial age. So say lots of people. Specifically modern Internet entrepreneurs like SFM and DEA co-founders Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek. I heard both argue the point very convincingly at their Momentum day event in London last weekend. I should point out that I agree wholeheartedly – I haven’t 9-5ed for several years. But how does ...
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Youtube Annotations Are Going Soon

by Dave Menzies Internet and Businesses Online
Youtube Annotations Are Going - Now What? The news that Youtube annotations are going from 2nd May this year greeted me yesterday as I added one to my latest video. I knew it was on the cards (excuse the pun) but not that it was happening so soon. Annotations are clickable messages or boxes you can add to a video if you associate a website with your Youtube channel. For some years they’ve been a vital part of the online ...
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How To live Wherever You want To

by Dave Menzies Home Based Business
Live Wherever You Want To - The Digital Gift The ability to live wherever you want to is one of the many blessings of the digital age. In a moment I’ll tell you about our (myself and my partner’s) version of that, how we were able to do it and why I believe any one can. So if you would rather live somewhere else but it seems impossible this will be worth reading. A recent event prompted me to write about this: ...
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5 ways To Overcome Inertia

by Dave Menzies Self Improvement
Overcome Inertia With These 5 Hacks In order to overcome inertia or to get “unstuck”, we have to think about the Law of Inertia. It states that any object has the tendency to resist a change in motion. It will need either a push or a pull to get it moving. It’s the same for us. In this post I’ll look at five ways to give yourself that push or pull and overcome inertia. If you are an employee there’s likely ...
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Achieving Time Freedom Online

by Dave Menzies Internet and Businesses Online
Time Freedom - The Ultimate Prize I shot this video about achieving time freedom through an online business on the spur of the moment. I realised that I sort of take this for granted slightly now - the freedom to just play guitar or go and take some photos whenever the mood takes me. So I decided to grab the camera and talk about it while I was working on some music on a Monday afternoon. Click To Watch Video Version On ...
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Email Marketing - The Ultimate Guide

by Dave Menzies Internet and Businesses Online
8 Point Ultimate Email Marketing Guide Email marketing has been an essential part of my sales strategy for years now. I used email marketing very successfully when I was working as a business development manager. As an Internet entrepreneur it’s still the bedrock of my business. Wherever I generate leads from they go straight to my email management system. From there I’m able to build to build rapport and trust over time and can generate sales 6, 12 or 24 months down ...
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How To Stop Making Excuses

by Dave Menzies Self Improvement
Stop Making Excuses - The Locus Of Control There have been times in my life where I’ve needed a real kick up the arse to stop making excuses. Luckily I have a partner who is only too willing to provide said K.U.T.A. ! But joking aside it’s a battle I’m gradually winning and these days I’m much more able to stop making excuses without anyone else’s guiding foot. I’ve stopped using the word “but” for example and I’ve stopped spending too ...
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Work Less And Enjoy Life More (It's 2017 FFS!)

by Dave Menzies Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
Work Less And Enjoy Life More (It's 2017 FFS!) Aside from a couple of breaks I’ve pretty much worked full time for the best part of 30 years (I’m 52). In all that time I often looked for ways to work less and enjoy life more. 30 years of working 9-5 - often longer - adds up to a hell of a lot of time. Especially if for most of that time you’d rather have been doing something else. This might ...
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Do You Focus On The Big Picture?

by Dave Menzies Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Why You Need To Focus On The Big Picture Keeping your focus on the big picture is I’ve learned, the key to success in any endeavour. Once you have your big picture – your end goal - defined properly of course. As an Internet entrepreneur I find this as true as I did as a wannabe rock star struggling to learn the guitar. After a day of Skype calls with other Internet entrepreneurs, people interested in SFM/DEA - learning Internet marketing in ...
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The Best Skills To Invest In Now

by Dave Menzies Internet and Businesses Online, Investing
What Are The Best Skills To Invest In Right Now? The best skills to invest in – to acquire - at any given time are always those that are most in demand. Should you aim for a very specific, skills in a specific niche though, or a broader, transferable set of skills for the best ROI? I’d argue that in our current, digital economy the latter wins hands down. I would suggest that the best skills to invest in now and ...
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Running An Online Business In A Rural Area

by Dave Menzies Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure
Running An Online Business In A Rural Area Running an online business in a rural area can sometimes seem a little "catch 22": The fact that the business is online allows you to live in a rural location but in rural areas the internet connection is sometimes patchy or even unavailable. But contrary to what you may think, internet connection is not the lifeblood of an internet based business. Lets look at a few facts and fictions. Three things: The first being ...
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Boosting Your Financial Barometer

by Dave Menzies Self Improvement
Does Your Financial Barometer Need A Tap? When it comes to money we all have our own financial barometer. If you want to increase your earning potential, that financial barometer needs a tap. Personally I’ve always been happy with enough. Enough to live in a nice home, in a nice place. Enough to drive a decent car. Enough to eat well and indulge my passions. I also like to have some put away for a rainy day. But since starting ...
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Fear Of Technology Is Holding You Back

by Dave Menzies Self Improvement
Why Fear Of Technology Is Misplaced Fear of technology holds people back from some amazing possibilities – from starting an online business for example. Like most fears though it’s all in the mind. We live in an era where technology is king. That means that by necessity it becomes easier and more user friendly. We should in fact be more scared of not being a little tech savvy. As an internet marketer I work with a company that makes technology push button ...
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Quitting Your Job To Start An Online Business

by Dave Menzies Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Quitting Your Job - Timing Is Everything Quitting your job to start an online business or any business is a big step. I didn’t as it happens but I was laid off. In some ways I was lucky as that the decision was made for me. I'd seen it coming so had started building an online business before the axe fell. I would definitely recommend that if possible, you do the same before quitting your job. But however the chips fall I wanted ...
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Midlife Career Change 2017

by Dave Menzies Self Improvement
 Smarter Midlife Career Change Choices Why is that midlife career change advice still seems to centre on traditional careers advice? What I mean is, if you want to or are forced to change career in later life why would you want more of the same – a similar career but in a different field? Especially when that’s going to be a tricky move to pull off anyway? Let’s say you are looking for a midlife career change because you’ve been made ...
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Just Too busy to Enjoy Life?

by Dave Menzies Home Based Business, Self Improvement
If You're Too Busy To Enjoy Life, You're Doing It Wrong... If you find yourself too busy to enjoy life it’s got to be time for a change and there’s never been a better time to do it. It could be your job or a business you are no longer passionate about that’s the cause. It could be a host of other commitments that vie for your attention. Whatever the root of the situation, being too busy to enjoy life is ...
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