It Doesn’t Interrupt You

The light went on with the success of our Online Marketing eBook Series.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

Three Faves

When I was 8 years old I had two favorite people: Jules Verne and Harry Houdini. Jules Verne mostly for my favorite book at the time which was “Mysterious Island” which was originally published in 1874. This was kismet because Harry Houdini was coincidentally born in the very year that “Mysterious Island” was first published, yes, 1874. During this period I also liked Robert Louis Stevenson and his books. In fact, all I did during my 8th year was to research these three.

Planning for the Future

Years later I am still influenced by Verne, Stevenson and of course Houdini. I take Robert Louis Stevenson’s suggestion that you be planting seeds along the way. I try to do this in my work, and it is suggested that you consider doing it as well, if you aren’t currently doing so. This means to me, “planning ahead” becase it can be very tempting to live just in the present, but the future will be upon you sooner than you think.

Online Only

So far the free eBook “How To Do Online Marketing” has been a hit in conjunction with developing our newsletter. at There seems to be an interest in online marketing as opposed to digital marketing. Online marketing is a subset of digital marketing and happens exclusively online. While digital marketing can be online and offline with digital billboards and such.

No Interruptions

Also, as we’ve discussed, online marketing is more the basics of digital marketing, not necessarily using some of the annoying tracking mechanisms that digital marketing uses. Online marketing adheres to principles that include only showing what you seek out seeing rather than interrupting you online while you are trying to do something else.


Keeping Your Creativity Alive

Growing your creativity can be hard enough without all the challenges of planning getting in the way.

John Lennon said it best in the lyric of song. My brother reminded me that the name of the tune is “Beautiful Boy,” from Lennon’s last album before he passed called “Double Fantasy.”

“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans” – John Lennon

And this can be true for many in terms of their creativity. They keep pushing off the day when they are actually going to be creative. They need to get everything together first, buying the right supplies, creating the correct environment and making sure that everything is “just so.”

Maybe Start a Blog

For creatives or wanna be creatives, this is merely making plans while life keeps happening throughout. Now I know many of you will take me to task, saying that you do indeed need certain props, equipment, conditions to do certain creative processes. We don’t dispute this. But you can start working even before you have all these elements. Keep a blog for example. Working on your blog is creative and can even help you track your progress.

Is Planning Creative?

Some will dispute that writing a blog about your creative process is just as creative as gathering together the materials you need in order to create. A blog merely makes the process into something that others can share.

Are You Being the Right Kind of Creativity for You?

We don’t disagree with this. If gathering together materials in order to down the line being able to create, can itself be creative. In which case maybe you are a creative planner and not so much a creative doer. Both are creative but chances are you don’t want to be a planner but would prefer to be a doer. If this is the case you may not be, being as creative as you can be!

The Choice is Yours

Look, it’s really up to you. Want kind of a creative do YOU want to be?! When answering this question please don’t judge yourself because no one really knows what “Being Creative” actually means! Ignore everything you just read and do what is right for you!


Listen to Oprah

How has your 2020 been thus far? In this post we talk about the meaning of success Oprah style.

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey

Ideas for Growth

Oprah is extremely successful it appears on all levels. She is very wealthy, seems to have ended her battle with food and it looks like she has a good personal life. In so many ways she has succeed and from this we can get ideas about our own growth.

Are You Unaware About Your Success?

When talking about marketing we tend to look at the result but not how the result makes you feel. Are you proud of what you have done? Or do you just write it off as not being enough?

What Happens When You Make Something Happen?

We are not saying that you should not remain hungry. You need to have a taste for being a strong pursuer. But you can do this without having to be unsatisfied when you make something happen.

A Shot at Happiness

As you have probably heard many times, it is important to live in the present. If you do that you will get the best of all possible worlds. When you are “conscious” and acquiring material success along the way, you have a much better shot at happiness.


What the Coronavirus Can Mean for Your Business

Reaching your customers with a digital solution from

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” -Steve Jobs

Is Your Business at Risk?

You thought the Virus was being contained. That’s at least what you were told by the powers that be. But unfortunately it continues to spread endangering the lives of you and others as well as putting your businesses at risk. What you?

Digital Transformation

There is something that you have probably heard of but may not have thought about it seriously then. We are talking about Digital Transformation.

On Your Own or with Help?

Digital Transformation means transforming your analog business into a digital one. You can do this transformation process on your own or seek out the consultations with of organizations such as our,

Put Your Processes Online

When we say Digital Transformation we do not mean that you must make all of your business web based, we are merely suggesting that you put as much of the processes of your business online.

In short what we are saying is inspired by Steve Jobs’ use of the phrase “Don’t be trapped by dogma.” And the dogma of the past is not that of the present. It’s up to you what steps you take now.


Walt Had it Right

It all began with Mickey.

This is one of my favorite quotes:

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney

We of course also have had big corporations use phrases like “Just do it” which is somewhat in the same realm of what Mr. Disney is suggesting.

Even “Doers” Suffer From “Analysis Paralysis

But what can we learn from this? Is there a project that you want to do but don’t do it for some reason or another? Sometimes we think that we’re “Doers,” but even being someone who is generally proactive, chances are there is an area of interest on your part that you are not pursuing.

Fear of Success

How do you get started? All I can do is relate my own story. I do a lot on the web, but sometimes I wonder what I am doing and why I am putting so much time into it? The reality is that this is not a money motivated undertaking for me. It is more of a creative expression thing. But given this, there are still aspects of setting up the new business that I procrastinate about. I too suffer from the fear of success to take things to the next level and am much better at helping other people succeed than doing it myself. Don’t get me wrong, I do a lot of stuff, especially as it relates to blogging content, but there are steps I could easily take that I don’t.

What to Do about Fear?

Some people say that this kind of fear stems from the lack of comfortability that entering uncharted territory brings on. I’m sure many of you have heard the saying that is something along the lines of “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

The Walt Takeaway

In the end Walt Disney’s quote about stopping talking and just doing, can be inspirational. And he not only created amazing things while he was alive but the growth of his dream has continued after his death.

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Blog Coalitions and How They Can Help You

Why Join?

If you are a blogger and are a member of a blog coalition, you likely have discovered its benefits. When we get asked by someone if we think they should join one, our answer always is “Why would you join?”

Contact Matching

The answers given back include “For co-promotions,” “For comradery” and “For the prestige.” All these answers are okay, but in our opinion, based on the work we’ve done with, the main benefit seems to be, being able to link blogs to each other when having the right content match.

Your Blog Coalition?

The Blog Coalition has over 50 blogs in their network. That is enough for finding some kind of content matching in 1 – 3 publications. This has helped us build our visibility, meaning they write about us and we write about them. If this is of interest to you, check out the Blog Coalition.


Don’t stop until you dream is achieved.

Guiding Phrases

What Nelson Mandela achieved in his life is nothing short of remarkable. His tenacity had an incredible impact on the world. While most of us will likely never come close to what Mandela did, we can be inspired as processed through our own lenses by applying his guiding principles to our lives.

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela

Realize Your Passion

Many of us have dreams at various stages. We may have had what we would categorize now as unrealistic expectations that ultimately caused us to shut the dream down. But what few realize is that whatever they have accomplished thus far can have a hand in causing them at this late date to realize their passion.

Change Your Destiny?

The fact is that whatever you have been successful at could help you make your dream happen now. It takes some analysis but you will discover that there are aspects of your current or past means of making a living that when applied to your passion can change your destiny to some degree.

Attainment is Possible

And then of course there is marketing. The promotional arts can be helpful because what is likely true of your dream is that it relies on having an audience that supports you through the process. Becoming more visible and connecting with the right crowd of followers will make your attainment all the more possible.

Harness Marketing Now

You would need to ruminate over what you want to do and how you are going to do it. It could be that you will discover a variation of your target achievement that is just as fulfilling as what you had hoped for in the beginning. For example, let’s say you wanted to be a filmmaker. The new manifestation of your pursuit could be to become a screenwriter, or even an author of a novel with the plan that it be made into a movie. So, do not give up on your dream. Be inspired by Mandela and what he did in his lifetime. Harness marketing now.


Be the Change with Your Marketing

Being a part of change can be an organic experience of fusing work with meaning. Because being a part of change is as natural as the leaves changing in Autumn.

Know Your are Making a Difference

If you look at your job or business as just being a way to make money you are missing out on a big component of your quality of life. On the other hand if you do marketing that is “cause centered” you can have the best of all possible worlds and enjoy your life all that much more knowing that you are making a difference.

Get Free Stuff

Let’s face it. Why are you doing marketing in the first place? To sell your product or service, right? Yes, that is an important aspect of it, but why just settle for cash when you can have a meaningful experience while generating ducats? If this interests you then we suggest checking out the free educational stuff you can get on our homepage here at


Through you career or company you can be a part of real change by focusing on how you can “be the change” as seen in this famous quote:

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi

It’s okay to love what you do and you may be surprised what starts to happen if you make what you do something that has a positive impact on other people.


Beyond DIYdigi

Although we believe that DIYdigi (Do It Yourself Digital) is vital to one’s success, by the same token we feel that another area of focus should be on defining your version of success. What does success mean to you? Yianni Stamas had a quote from Einstein on his site today that we think hits the nail on the head. It is:

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

I know that I in life used to be quick in pushing aside “positive thinking,” but as Stamas describes in his brief post today, that putting the spotlight on monetary success is not enough, you need to find out what is meaningful to you. DIYdigi has become a website focusing on marketing for solopreneurs and others who want to learn about online marketing. But in the end online marketing means nothing if we don’t also pursue achieving inner success as well.


Solopreneur Out of the Box Entrepreneurial Strategies

Use Your Brain

Business as we know it has changed considerably in the last decade, no longer, especially with the Corona Virus in our midst, is big buildings. What we need are big brains. A big brain which is your brain.

Legendary magician Harry Houdini once said:

“My Brain is the key that sets me free.”

Of course he was known to be an escape artist from whatever cuffs or other constraints that could be dreamt up. The “sets me free” part of this inspirational quote seems to reference both his physical escapes and escapes or freedom in his thinking.

Think Outside of the Box

As a solopreneur you have a lot of things going against you, including competition that has large budgets. So what are you to do? One of the best things you can strive for is to figure out solutions for your online small business that will set you apart. This will be accomplished through “out of the box entrepreneurial strategies.

Tap Into Your Subconscious Mind

Whether you believe or not that there is such a thing as subconscious mind, doesn’t really matter. Your goal when generating new ideas is to think in terms of surprising yourself. This means no idea is too obtuse. Write everything down, or if you are faster at typing, type everything down without worrying about quality. At this point you just want to write as much as you can using keywords to trigger you.

Mine for Gold

Have a jam session with yourself. What are you trying to come up with? What will your strategies be used for? It is important to give a guideline for your brainstorm and come up with thing you didn’t know that you know. When done, let an amount of time go by, a half hour to an hour or so, and comb over what you have written. Pick the sections that make the most sense to you and you will begin to find the gold you can develop.