The Mousedriver Chronicles: The True- Life Adventures Of Two First-time Entrepreneurs
John Lusk - 2002
To the almost universal disdain of their friends and professors, these two turned down tempting job offers, borrowed money from friends and family, loaded up on credit card debt, and decided to start a single-product company to manufacture and market a computer mouse shaped like the head of a golf club. They watched enviously as nearly all of their friends became millionaires in the dot-com boom, but they persevered and forged their own path. To chart their progress and to keep themselves motivated against the odds, they kept a diary that recorded the realities of their everyday life as entrepreneurs. Out of their diary entries grew The MouseDriver Chronicles, an intimate, insightful, and often funny look into the minds of two entrepreneurs and how they brought a simple idea to market. From The MouseDriver Chronicles: "School was just about over, and the wondrous combination of brick-baking heat and relentless high humidity that defines summer in south Philadelphia wasn't too far off. We couldn't afford to wait around for it. We needed to blaze to San Francisco and get rolling. Fine. No problem. Except we didn't yet have an office in San Francisco. Or a place to live. Or MouseDrivers in stock. We had all our plans and ambition, but everything real about running a business was ahead of us. Immediately ahead."
How To Get to the Top of Google (November 2012 Edition - Updated for Penguin & Panda)
Tim Kitchen - 2012
You will learn:- How to get your website on the first page of Google- How to get your website showing up multiple times on the first page (one of my websites shows up 6 in the first 7 results!!)- The 3 'Dirty Secrets' that expensive SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Experts don't want you to know- What you can do for the price of 2 ½ cups of coffee that could have your website ranking top in as little as a day (I have done exactly this and I’ll show you how)- The small things you can do to make a BIG difference- How to analyse your online competition and find their weaknesses- How to pull off the famous ‘Google Leapfrog’- What the recent Google changes mean for people using pre-April 2012 strategies – and it’s not good news!- How to make people click on your website even if it shows up below your competitors!- How to avoid the deadly mistakes that can lead to Google removing your site from the listings- How to survive and thrive post-PenguinWhat most people don't understand is that once you know what to do, it's actually extremely straightforward to rank highly in Google. But there's a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding out there.Tim Kitchen is a Search Engine ranking expert and online business owner currently personally in charge of SEO for over 50 businesses as well as his own businesses in some incredibly competitive markets. He also regularly teaches SEO to more than 2,000 small business owners through his books, courses and videos.In this updated version of the book he shares everything he has learnt from the past 7 years of getting websites to the top of Google.
Alone on Purpose: Adventures of a 21st Century Mountain Man (Adventures of a 21st Mountain Man Book 3)
Patrick Taylor - 2019
He lived alone in the Frank Church Wilderness for the winter of 2016, at almost 60 year of age, in a cabin with wood stove and an axe. He shares his sabbatical in this book; the conclusion of the 21st Century Mountain Man non-fiction adventure trilogy.
Lily Harper Hart - 2017
Rowan Gray and her psychic photographic abilities are on display as new cases pop up and old problems rear their ugly head. Join the crew of one of the ocean’s finest cruise ships as they tackle adventure, love and friendship. This three-book omnibus includes Sunken Seas, Choppy Seas and Churning Seas. Sit back and enjoy a special world, where magic and mayhem collide.
Oz, the Complete Paperback Collection: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; The Road to Oz; The Scarecrow of Oz; The Lost Princess of Oz; The Magic of Oz
L. Frank Baum - 2013
Complete collection volumes 1-5.Volume 1wizard of ozmarvelous land of ozozma of ozVolume 2dorothy and the wizard of ozthe road to ozthe emerald city of ozVolume 3patchwork girl of oztik-tok of ozthe scarecrow of ozVolume 4rinkitink of ozthe lost princess of ozthe tin woodman of ozVolume 5the magic of ozglinda of ozthe royal book of oz
Startup Fundamentals: An Introductory Guide to Registering a Startup in India, Fundraising, Taxation, Marketing, and Sales
Nanda Kumar - 2017
The aim here is not to motivate you to get started, but to educate the various possibilities of getting things done. Hence the ideal reader is someone who has a product / service in their mind, completed their business calculations, is willing to manage the risks and just about to get started. Right from naming your company, registering it, banking, taxation through selling your products / services, this book will guide you on how to get it done in a quicker and affordable manner. Entrepreneurship is a journey. It needs proper fundamentals and systems in place to run the distance. The founder must plan well ahead while starting up or be willing to adapt to changes as the company grows. I sincerely hope this book will give that initial clarity, help you explore the possibilities and get started quickly.
The Golden Ham: A Candid Biography of Jackie Gleason
Jim Bishop - 2015
And yet there were parts of this biography that made him wince.” For The Golden Ham is candid biography. To it Mr. Bishop brought his painstaking interest in detail, his reporter’s curiosity, his layman’s interest in the world of the theater, and his detachment. And most important, he began and ended his job with Jackie Gleason’s guarantee that nothing Bishop wrote would be censored. The result is a kind of theatrical biography that is entirely new and, like Gleason himself, is made up of a great deal of a great many things. As Bishop says: “There are several Jackie Gleasons. I know some of them. There is Gleason the comedian. Millions know him, and he’s a great talent. Then there is Gleason the producer and Gleason the writer. Some people know these...Gleason the businessman-second-rate, but he thinks he’s good at it – and then there is Gleason the thinker (apt and fast) and Gleason the man (fat, out of shape, but light on his feet) and Gleason the tenement-house kid from Brooklyn (nervy and not a bit surprised that he’s on top) and Gleason the lover, Gleason the musician, Gleason the moody, and Gleason the lonely, tormented soul.” This is a book about Jackie Gleason. If you like him, it may make you like him more, or less, depending on the kind of person you are. If you never liked him, it may change your mind a little. If you never had any special attitude toward Jackie Gleason, you will have one by the time you have finished this book.Gleason, a 4-pack-a-day smoker, passed away at his home in Florida on June 24, 1987.
Versace and Dior: A Hood Love Story
Siren - 2019
The betrayal cut so deeply that Versace had vowed never to love again. It was just about her and her babies for now on. However, her brother's friend may change all that. Hurricane Katrina has taught Dior LaCroix that nothing in that life is promised to anyone. So, when Ferrari's little sister, Versace comes into his life, Dior wants to shoot his shot. But there's only one problem... she's mean as hell. Versace got Dior breaking down every emotional wall that her baby daddy has put up. Will Dior and Versace's hood love be able to survive Versace's distrust, or will it phase out as quickly as Versace's temper? Jump into this standalone of when a hood nigga meets a project chick, New Orleans style. Ain't nothing like hood love.
Vision 20/20 - Digital Marketing - Danny Star: The Secrets of Digital Marketing and It's Role In Growing Your Business (Digital Marketing 2.0)
Danny Star - 2019
All major marketing channels are explained in detail in a way that everyday people can grasp and apply to their own business or website. Key topics covered are: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click, Social Network Advertisements, Email Marketing, Web Development, are just some of the major factors that mesh into successful campaigns. Find out how to apply it in a way that adds to your revenue growth and bottom line.
How My Blog Got 1 Million Visits In 7 Months: A practical and straightforward guide to increasing traffic to your blog in your spare time - and without having to pay for advertising
Patric Morgan - 2015
For some, blogging is a pastime, a hobby, something to fulfil a creative need. But some take blogging one step further. Many individuals, with no special training, are using their blog/s as a part-time or even a full-time job. You may already have a blog that could do with a few more visitors. Or maybe you’re thinking of setting up a blog but are not sure where to start. The question most people ask me is ‘How do I get visitors to my blog?’ It’s like setting up a shop on the High Street and facing the challenge of getting people in the door. The good news is – I have answers that will see your visitor count lift substantially. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and a brain (your own preferably). Here’s what you don’t need: money. This book answers your blogging questions in a practical and straightforward way. How My Blog Got 1 Million Visits In 7 Months has been designed to show you how to drive people to your blog – and how to keep them coming back, time after time. It’s designed for bloggers and for those who have websites that could do with more traffic. I’m a multi-award winning blogger and publisher and have been for over eight years. When I first started blogging, I got very excited to see that one person kept visiting my site. That was until I realised that the analytics was, in fact, counting me as a visitor. I’ve learned a lot since. My latest blog broke through the 1,000,000 visit mark after just 7 months. As a result, my blog is now a profitable business. I haven’t spent a penny on advertising and I spend about 30 minutes a day blogging at most. I’ve picked up a large-scale book deal as a direct result of my blog. In this book, I’ll show you the basics of setting up your blog; how to write content that people will just want to click on and share with their friends; how to create viral posts that will see your visitor statistics balloon; how to write content for your website that will sell your services or products; how to optimise your posts for search engines and how to make money from your blog. My promise to you is this - if you use the tips and tricks that I am about to show you, your site will get more traffic and you can start making money from it. These are proven techniques that you can start implementing on your blog straight away. Run the kind of blog that other bloggers envy. Be the kind of blogger that people marvel at. It’ll make you feel pretty good, I guarantee it. Find out how right now. *** “Patric Morgan's How My Blog Got 1 Million Visitors in 7 Months makes me sick! I've got 15,000+ people on my combined social media and I've never gotten even close to a million visits on my site. Screw you, Patric! However – I have read through his book and have found some cool tricks to steal and apply. Shh...don't tell him.” Vicki Abelson, Author of ‘Don't Jump’, published October '15 from Carl Reiner's Random Content. “What an absolutely incredible 'How to Guide'. This book will give you the tools you need to increase your web traffic and create a viral sensation from your blog or website. Follow the common sense approach within these pages and maybe you'll be writing your own success story very soon. A must read for any avid blogger trying to step up into the big leagues. Buy it now!” Nigel Shinner, Author of the critically acclaimed novel ‘From Within’ “It’s good to read something that actually delivers on the title of the book.
The Rookie Copywriter's Survival Guide: How To Make Six Figures With Little Or No Copywriting Experience... And Without Chasing After Clients!
Doberman Dan - 2014
and without chasing after clients!In The Rookie Copywriter’s Survival Guide, master copywriter and serial entrepreneur Doberman Dan, shows how anybody with just mediocre... or even NO copywriting skills... can make a LOT of money in a very short period of time.This isn’t the typical “pay your dues and work for peanuts” advice often given to rookie copywriters or people who are thinking of getting into the business of copywriting. It’s a unique way you can get paid... and paid very well... while you learn the craft of direct response copywriting.Dan reveals the exact plan he used to break free from a low paying dead-end job and went on to make MILLIONS while becoming one of the most in-demand copywriters in the country. Dan has used his copywriting skills to “bootstrap” numerous businesses over the past 20 years... with nothing but a yellow notepad, pen and the gray matter between his ears. Time and time again... in a plethora of markets and niches.You’ll discover the highly profitable secrets from a battle-hardened grizzled veteran entrepreneur, marketer and copywriter that can only be gained from decades of hard-won “in the trenches” experience.Who is Doberman Dan?After twelve years as a full-time inner city police officer and 9 years of part-time consecutive entrepreneurial failures, Dan finally discovered the secrets of the most successful copywriters and direct marketers in the world. After his 9 years of “trial by fire” business failures, he finally “hit a home run” in the mail order business. He went on to apply his successful marketing and copywriting experience to online marketing... for his own businesses and also as a consultant to some of the most successful businesses in the country.
Brand Strategy 101: Your Logo Is Irrelevant - The 3 Step Process to Build a Kick-Ass Brand
Michael R. Drew - 2013
No really, it is. Let me explain.It turns out that drooling dogs and ringing bells are far more important than a logo (thank you Pavlov).Sure, successful businesses have logos--easily recognizable logos. Playboy, McDonald's, Coke. But there's far more to their success than bunny ears, golden arches or a certain shade of red. Stripped of all the marketing lingo, branding is pretty simple: Your brand is all the associations that come to mind when your potential customers see or hear your name.Whether your focus is on personal branding or on branding your company culture--you've got to have more than a fancy logo and edgy color scheme to create brand stickability (you know, a brand your customers can't get out of their heads).Well, there’s a process to capturing attention and getting your foot in the door of your customers’ minds. Here's a taste of some of the personal branding advice you'll find in this book:You must become the first solution your customer thinks of when they have a problem you can solve. How?The first step is to figure out what your audience cares about. What keeps them up at night? What problems can you help them solve? From there, you need to apply these three steps:1) Frequency2) Repetition3) AnchoringIn this e-book, we’ll show you how to figure out what your customers really want. Then we will show you how to apply these three steps to help you become the trusted resource that comes to mind first when your customer’s itch needs to be scratched.Is real and authentic branding going to happen overnight? Probably not. But ask yourself this: Do you want short-term results that lose effectiveness? Or are you willing to invest a bit more time and effort to create long-term results that get better and better?If you're looking for a branding book that promises a quick fix, this isn't the book for you. But if you want to create a brand that sticks like superglue--read this book!Go ahead and let the wimps and whiners have the get-rich quick schemes that fizzle and fall flat like a wet firework. You want to ignite a branding bonfire.
Google AdWords for Beginners: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to PPC Advertising
Corey Rabazinski - 2015
Google's AdWords platform enables you to create pay-per-click advertisements that appear as 'sponsored links' when someone searches for content related to your product or service. You bid for the position to place your ad, and you only pay when someone clicks. It's that simple. If used correctly, AdWords can garner higher targeted traffic, which in turn will increase your conversion rates and profits. So, AdWords will definitely help your business, but you have no idea how to utilize them. What should you do? Take a couple of hours to read this book. Google AdWords for Beginners is designed to teach you the fundamentals of AdWords, how it works, why it works, and the proven techniques that you can use to make it work for you and your business. Additionally, this book details an eight-step blueprint that has consistently delivered positive results for companies. Upon completion, you'll be armed with the knowledge to launch profitable campaigns or drastically improve an existing one.