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Digital Marketer Funnel Strategies

Some time ago Ryan Deiss — Founder of Digital Marketer — and I, sat down to discuss their approach to business growth. 

Tips For Planning Your Day

In a recent conversation, I had with Joe Pulizzi — the founder of Content Marketing Institute —...

Ryan Deiss Digital Shares Small Business Success Strategies in 2021

Recently, Ryan Deiss, Digital Marketer's co-founder, and I, got together on the Productive...

How To Use Roam Research

Are you looking to manage your ideas and thoughts better?

Small Business Growth Strategies — A 9-Step Framework That Works

There are several business growth strategies out there such as market penetration, market...

How to write a mission statement

Do you need a mission statement for your business?

How Professional Consultants Can Improve Productivity Using The Eisenhower Decision Matrix

Have you ever wondered why the most successful professionals in your industry create more...

How To Create Useful Content For Your Audience

Ever noticed a parent kneeling down to talk to their toddler?

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Day brings with it a lot of hope and impetus.

The Eisenhower Matrix

The Eisenhower Matrix

As you head into the new year it might be worthwhile considering ...

The value of examining your underlying assumptions

The value of examining your assumptions

Examining your assumptions is always useful because it...

Minimum viable offer

Minimum viable offer

How do you know if you have a minimum viable offer?

Problem solving techniques (a 5 step process)

Problem solving techniques (a 5 step process)

How do you go about solving a problem effectively?

Time management skills are now redundant

Time Management Skills vs Energy Management Skills

Fredrick Winslow Taylor became known for his...

Strategic partnerships for business growth

Strategic partnerships for business growth

Strategic partnerships can be very effective when it...

FEO vs SEO

FEO vs SEO

About a month ago, Seth Godin wrote a post that inspired me to write a post (and...

Membership model

Membership model

It costs between 5 and 9 times less to retain an existing customer as compared...

1% of your effort delivers approximately 51% of your results

1% of your effort delivers approximately 51% of your results

In the late 1800s Vilfredo Pareto...

Google wasn’t the first search engine in the market

Google wasn’t the first search engine in the market

Google wasn’t the first search engine in the...

Time management

Time management

Time management is a misnomer.

How to approach selling so it benefits the customer

How to approach selling so it benefits the customer

I’ve often found the whole sales process to...

Data vs intelligence

Data vs intelligence

1000 twitter followers, 200 facebook page likes, 6000 email subscribers....

Great products market themselves

Great products market themselves

Have you ever experienced a product that just scratched your...

The wonder of childhood

The wonder of childhood

Do you remember your earlier years? When things were magical? When the...

Conversation is the new lead

Conversation is the new lead

“Conversation is the new lead”.

The problem with being purely goal-oriented

The problem with being purely goal-oriented

Postponing your satisfaction until you reach your...

Atomic habits

Atomic Habits

Some time ago, I spoke to James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits.

James talked...

Travel-free vacation

Travel-free vacation

The world has transformed over the last 10 years. Steve Jobs was determined...

The safety that comes with good intention

The safety that comes with good intention

Entrepreneurship is fraught with risk. Bootstrapping...

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

When Queen released the single Bohemian Rhapsody it was met with a lot of...

1440 minutes

1440 minutes

That’s how many minutes we have in each day. And the first few of those 1440...

Your erroneous zones

Your erroneous zones

In his book titled your erroneous zones, Wayne Dyer explains two variable...

Transformational leadership vs transactional leadership

Transformational leadership vs transactional leadership

What’s the difference between...

Intermittent fasting and information diets

Intermittent fasting and information diets

I’ve been experimenting with intermittent fasting...

Are online sales funnels dead?

Are online sales funnels dead?

If you watch this talk from the recent Inbound marketing...

Which one comes first — Money or happiness?

Which one comes first — Money or happiness?

Does money make us happy?

Fear-based advertising

Fear-based advertising

While it’s true that most of us tend to respond better to advertisements...

Doing this one thing daily will make you a better decision maker

Doing this one thing daily will make you a better decision maker

Some time ago I spoke to Dr ...

Speed and Automation

Speed and Automation

I recently interviewed Ryan Deiss from Digital Marketer on my Podcast.

A thought experiment — the true meaning of money

A thought experiment — the true meaning of money

Fiat money is typically a currency that a...

An alternative approach to selling

An alternative approach to selling

The term “selling” is  often associated with unethical...

A formula for business growth potential

A formula for business growth potential

Most clients and peers I deal with appear to be...

The Visionary

The Visionary

What made Steve Jobs such a great visionary?

The compounding effect of habits

The compounding effect of habits

Habits help us to sidestep imposter syndrome. And that’s one of...

What if “success” isn’t enough

What if “success” isn’t enough

What if you spend years of focused effort and achieving success …...

Just Begin

Just Begin

For quite a long time now I’ve been thinking of writing daily.

Charlie Rose Interviews Tim Cook – CEO of Apple (Part 2)

Here’s Part 2 of Tim Cook’s interview with Charlie Rose. The discussion continues and we learn...

Charlie Rose Interviews Tim Cook CEO Of Apple

An excellent interview with CEO of Apple on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and Apple Pay.

 

Rock Your Purpose, Live Your Legend and Get Paid to Change The World!

Have you ever felt like you really wanted to make a difference to the world?

How to Become an Excel Ninja with These 57 Keyboard Shortcuts – The Ultimate Microsoft Guide

Learning keyboard shortcuts can be a real pain. But once you’ve mastered them they can save you...

45 Insanely Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Save You Over An Hour a Week in 2019 – The Ultimate Guide

It’s funny how breakthroughs in productivity come from the most unlikely turn of events.

45 Insanely Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts  – The Ultimate Guide

It’s funny how breakthroughs in productivity come from the most unlikely turn of events....

How I use Ownermag.com to find inspiration, ideas and raise my productivity

Do you have favourite websites you go to when you’re looking for inspiration?

On corporate prisons, freedom and meaningful enterprise

Have you ever felt trapped in your career? Your life?

Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 Keyboard Shortcuts

If you haven’t been using keyboard shortcuts on your Mac then you’re in for a treat! Depending...

The Top 10 secrets to becoming a good lead guitarist

The first year after I picked up the guitar was the honeymoon period for me.

Another 15 Siri voice commands for the iPhone to win you back another hour a week

Back by popular demand

You unequivocally endorsed my first article on Siri called : My top 15...

Does your personality affect your productivity? Find out with these 5 simple questions

Have you ever paused to consider how your personality impacts your job performance? Consider how...

The Apple iPhone and iOS7 are due out in 24 hours – which of these 6 goodies are you expecting?

If you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming Apple event then you’d be wondering what’s going...

How to Recharge Your Batteries with These 3 Simple Secrets

Photo and article by Rain San Martin

The Zen of Value Investing : How Buffett made his $53.5 billion in stocks

This is Productive Insights’ 50th post. A very important milestone since we kicked off in April...

The 5 secrets to a productive day: How to use your mornings as a springboard for success

For the longest time I whiled away my mornings being busy but not effective. I started off on...

The 5 secrets to a productive day: How to use your mornings as a springboard for success

For the longest time I whiled away my mornings being busy but not effective. I started off on...

Jobs and Careers Pt 3 : Want a pay rise? You are not alone. Here are 9 simple strategies to deliver insane value to your employer

I originally wrote this post with a new starter in mind but realised that these strategies are...

Genuine Appreciation : The Currency That Pays both Ways and How Warren Buffett uses it

Think back to the last time someone expressed genuine appreciation for some work or something that...

The 3 critical ways Referron can turbo charge your productivity around networking, hiring and business development

This article is a 3-5 minute read. You can read through the bolded bits if you’re short on time...

Jobs and Careers Pt 1 : 9 useful tips to assess your prospective employer or company

One of the biggest challenges in one’s career is finding an employer that’s aligned to their...

Mindfulness, productivity, stress reduction, and Djokovic at Wimbledon

Mindfulness is a recurring theme throughout my blog so it made sense for me to dedicate an...

Mindfulness, productivity, stress reduction, and Djokovic at Wimbledon

Mindfulness is a recurring theme throughout my blog so it made sense for me to dedicate an...

How I stir fried my way to better health and financial freedom in 5 steps

For the best part of two years now I have been trying to come up with a workable solution to my...

7 Secrets To Make Your Gym Workouts Really Count

One of the most important (and unfortunately difficult) things about an effective workout...

How I created a targeted to do list in 3 simple steps

Background / Defining the problem:

Each morning I would find myself confronted with the...

iOS7 may be ‘windowsy’ on the ‘surface’ but I’m looking forward to some serious depth in functionality this fall!

I can’t speak authoritatively about Windows Mobile because my interactions have been limited to...

WWDC 2013 iOS 7 Announcements – First Impressions

Like many other apple enthusiasts I’ve  been keenly anticipating the WWDC 2013 Keynote for some...

My Top 15 Siri iPhone Voice Commands to Save You an Hour a Week

Why I use Siri

I find it surprising to see how under-utilised Siri is, given the incredible...

Apple WWDC 2013 (Apple Worldwide Developer Conference) Musings : Will it be a new MacBookPro? A new iPhone? A flatter iOS?

Leading up to the WWDC 2013 I’m feeling a lot of excitement and anticipation. I have been...

McTube Pro – Download YouTube video to iPhone or iPad

Do you find yourself burning up your mobile broadband data allowance watching youtube videos on...

Divvy for Mac OSX and Windows – the perfect screen management tool that saves you time, hassle and mousing around.

Divvy solves a very frequently occuring problem magnificently. In a nutshell it helps you divvy...

Guest Post : Top 15 voice commands for S Voice on the Samsung Galaxy / Android platform – by Hamish Boland-Rudder

Unfortunately I’m not too well versed with the Samsung Galaxy or the Android platform which...

Deal alert 50% off for the next 15 hours – Integrate your iPhone with your Mac using iPhone Amego (Expires 1 PM on 23rd May 2013 AEST)

I came across this very promising looking application which I thought might be of interest. A...

Clean up your Gmail account for free in 4 simple steps with The Swizzle Sweeper

The Swizzle Sweeper has to be the most efficient and easy to use facility to clean up your Gmail...

Do you have a cluttered Mac desktop? Desktop Groups is for you

Customise your desktop by grouping related files. Add and remove files using drag and drop. This...

How To Use Mindfulness To Maximise Your Productivity

How To Use Mindfulness To Maximise Your Productivity

Productivity and mindfulness. Those two...

Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity hack and the streaks app

I just came across this very interesting article on the lifehacker website and was reminded of...