Online Income

Why software, plugins and fancy algorithms WON’T save your business

Why software, plugins and fancy algorithms WON’T save your business

This story from The Guardian a couple of days ago made me laugh… ‘Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy’ In short, when Facebook’s fancy algorithm was left to its own devices it started pushing out false news stories, offensive headlines and “a story about a man masturbating with a McDonald’s sandwich”. […]...

Why you should avoid these SEO companies like the plague

Why you should avoid these SEO companies like the plague

Emails like this drive me mad. To be honest I still can’t believe I get this sort of rubbish in my inbox… “Greeting, I hope you are doing well and have time to read my proposal. If you would like to improve your Business Reputation, rankings, visitors and inquiry rate through search engines then check […]...

If you’re not doing this, you’re losing sales

If you’re not doing this, you’re losing sales

11 Proven Ways to Get Your Customer to Act! Why Each and Every One of Your Messages Must Have a Call-To-Action In the mid-1990s I was a direct response marketer. My job was to send letters to convince strangers to send a cheque for a product – usually a newsletter, book or live event. When […]...

My Kentucky Fried Pheasant nightmare

My Kentucky Fried Pheasant nightmare

    Before I tell my unpleasant pheasant story, a quick podcast plug… If you didn’t know already, I do a regular-ish podcast. You know, kind of like a radio show, but without ads or annoying jingles. My podcast is called The Laight Show. The latest episode is out now and if you have any […]...

Could Vogue be DOOMED?

Could Vogue be DOOMED?

The cat fight is on! An article in The Times at the end of September declared: ‘Angry bloggers stand up for fashion that’s not in Vogue’. It was about how the old guard of the fashion publishing industry – the Vogue magazine brigade as well as the Patsy and Edwina PR types – were unhappy […]...

Why all ‘funny’ dog videos should be BANNED!

Why all ‘funny’ dog videos should be BANNED!

I recently made a confession about my butterfly mind and how I was trying to overcome online distractions by using a plastic tomato. Of course, it’s highly likely you DIDN’T read it. Chances are you were deluged by emails, texts, calls, pop-ups, tweets, Facebook notifications and the general noise of life. Or maybe, like me, […]...

This quote made my head tingle

This quote made my head tingle

  The first time I read that quote by futurologist Kevin Kelly, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up and my skin tingle! In a world where the news is full of negative stories of war, corruption, greed and the failure of humans to get along with each other… here was a […]...

Do you have a butterfly mind?

Do you have a butterfly mind?

Why Reading This Email Could Dramatically Increase Your Ability to Focus, Ignore Online Distractions and Get More Done Back in the ’90s, my mentor Mark Ford had a theory… He said you should rise early in the morning and do your most important work in the peaceful few hours before everyone else gets up… before […]...

I can’t believe I’m still getting emails like this

I can’t believe I’m still getting emails like this

Emails like this drive me mad.To be honest I still can’t believe I get this sort of rubbish in my inbox… “Greeting I hope you are doing well and have time to read my proposal. If you would like to improve your Business Reputation, rankings, visitors and inquiry rate through search engines then check out […]...

I can’t believe I’m still getting emails like this

I can’t believe I’m still getting emails like this

Emails like this drive me mad.To be honest I still can’t believe I get this sort of rubbish in my inbox… “Greeting I hope you are doing well and have time to read my proposal. If you would like to improve your Business Reputation, rankings, visitors and inquiry rate through search engines then check out […]...

No more Apple jacks and 12 other inevitable future shocks

No more Apple jacks and 12 other inevitable future shocks

There was dramatic news this week for smartphone users… (And like them or not, soon that’s going to be pretty much all of us). At the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple announced they’ve removed the headphone port from their devices. Amazing – a technology that’s 140 years old – gone, just like that! From […]...

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