Online Learning Platform Udemy Acquires $32 Million For International Expansion / Product Development

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I’ve been publishing eBay and Internet Marketing courses on Udemy for several months now and am excited to see the massive growth of this online learning platform.

Well, a few days ago, Udemy announced that they had acquired a $32 million investment for International expansion and improvement of their product. (their platform)

According to TechCrunch:

“The funding will also be directed towards product developments, including continued development of its course creation tools, and ensuring a smooth experience on mobile and other platforms — to underpin Udemy’s on-demand education ethos.”

This is exciting news for anyone who is thinking of publishing their course / information product on Udemy as it shows that they are growing fast and are working hard to make improvements to their platform as well as to bring new students in from all over the world.

Some other very interesting facts include:

“Udemy has attracted more than three million students to its platform cumulatively, since launch, and 8,000 teachers who have published courses to date. Course content runs to 16,000 courses at present.”

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/08/udemy-series-c/

If you have experience, a skill or knowledge of a certain topic and want to publish a course for ongoing, residual income, I’ve created a detailed, step-by-step course that walks you through the process and shows you exactly how to do it.

It’s titled: “Insider Secrets To Making Money With Udemy” and is receiving rave reviews.

Check out my new Udemy Publishing Course here: https://warriorplus.com/w/v/snpck1/blog

 






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What Is The Best Time Of Day / Week To Post On Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn?

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I often help small / medium businesses with their marketing and recently, I’ve been helping a local Christian school with growing their enrollments.

We are doing PPC ads, (Google, Yahoo / Bing, Facebook) and a few other things to help them reach their goals.

One of the things I’ve been able to do is post on their church’s Facebook page, which has a lot of fans.

I’ve always wondered what time of day and which day of the week are the best to post on Facebook and now, thanks to Entrepreneur.com, we have an answer!

If you’ll click on the link below, you’ll see a helpful infographic that shows the best times of day and best days of the week for posting on those social media sites – these are the times when these sites are being used the most.

(Source: http://blog.surepayroll.com/post-pin-tweet-best-time-to-outreach/)

Now, Social Media is NOT for every business. (in fact, it’s probably not for MOST businesses) So, by showing you this infographic, please do not think that I am implicitly endorsing the use of social media for your business.

Perhaps in a future article, I will go over the types of businesses where social media makes sense and the ones where it doesn’t. Let me know if you’d be interested in that article!

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Are Entrepreneurs Misunderstood? How To Understand The Entrepreneur In Your Life

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Let’s face it, entrepreneurs are a different breed altogether.

We don’t do things the way everyone else does things.

We are often stubborn in making our dreams come true.

We long for the freedom of owning our own business and can’t stand the idea of being “restricted” by being stuck in a job…

But this entrepreneur mentality often creates unique situations among our family and friends because they cannot understand us – they can’t begin to “get” what we are trying to accomplish because, often, they’ve been programmed to think differently – more “normal”.

In society at large, it’s even worse, as regulatory agencies and bureaucracies unwittingly conspire against the entrepreneur. (In many cases, they aren’t being malicious, it’s just that they tend to treat entrepreneurs with the same broad brush that they treat 9 – 5ers.

Within pop culture, the entrepreneur is often portrayed as greedy at best and a crook, at worst. Try to think of a movie that features an entrepreneur in a positive light – it’s pretty hard to think of one, isn’t it?

Today, if you’re an entrepreneur, you’re almost an outcast – someone on the fringes who is to be dismissed or at best, ignored rather than supported.

That is the ultimate irony because, entrepreneurs are the dreamers – they are the people who built this Country!

When America was formed, most everyone owned a small business and a very small percentage of Americans were employees.

Today, it’s the opposite – today, the employee is given all the perks and the entrepreneurs have to fend for themselves.

I ran across a great article written by Kevin Daum on Inc.com that helps us understand the “psychology” of the entrepreneur.

Check out the article here: http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/6-things-entrepreneurs-wish-family-friends-and-employees-understood.html?cid=sf01002

 

 

 

 






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What Are The Personality Traits Of A Great Business Leader?

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In my never-ending quest for business knowledge and self-improvement, I discovered Jim Rohn, who I consider to be one of my top “mentors-from-afar”, Jim Rohn. (Unfortunately, Jim passed away a few years ago – that was a sad day for me and many others who followed his advice)

Jim Rohn was a business leader who was best known for his down-to-earth principles for success.

Jim’s common sense approach to success flew in the face of many of the more “esoteric” approaches – Jim’s strategies were good, simple and easy to follow.

Jim Rohn is one of the few people I would recommend to anyone wanting to build a good business on solid, foundational principles. You can find his training materials at: http://jimrohn.com

Recently, I found this article by Jim on the Success Magazine website and thought I would share in the hopes that you will get a small sample of the great man that was Jim Rohn.

The article is titled: 7 Personality Traits Of A Great Leader and you can find it here:

http://www.success.com/article/7-personality-traits-of-a-great-leader






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BeyondUI’ve always enjoyed teaching new eBay / ecommerce principles and recently got started creating courses on a new learning website called Udemy.

I’m excited to share my new eBay / Amazon / Internet Marketing video courses with you!

I’ll be adding lots of new courses over the next 12 months, and I can guarantee you that everything I teach comes from real-world, experience, (not theory) so you will get only tried and proven strategies in my courses!

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Personal Development Tip Of The Week

I believe that to be at your best, you’ve got to practice the fundamentals of personal development.

Think about it, a top Olympic sports star, trains for many hours each day to be the best and to earn the gold medal.

Typically, they train on fundamentals – the basics – and perfect their moves over a long period of time. Just like a sculptor hammering away at a stone to create a work of art, the top athlete hones their skills with perfect practice over time.

I believe we are created to live an extraordinary life, but have been trained to be ordinary. The path of least resistance is the ordinary path. The path of focused effort toward a worthy goal, is the extraordinary path.

So I’d like to encourage you to take the extraordinary path today and pick up a book that can help hone your thinking…

I’m going to list a few here so that you can choose the one that “fits you” right now.

For the mindset of success in business: “No BS Wealth Attraction For Entrepreneurs” by Dan Kennedy

For understanding how the little daily habits can either make you or break you: “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy

For learning about the truly wealthy and the mindset that got them there: “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas Stanley and William Danko.

For understanding the world of marketing and how to excel at it:

Successful people think differently than unsuccessful people. And one of the best ways to learn how to think differently is to read about success or to read successful people’s books and biographies.

It will re-orient and re-contextualize your mind to thinking successful thoughts.

It’s worked for me, and I know it will work for you too!






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How To Achieve Your eBay Goals In 2013

Goals – Begin With The End In Mind

All successful people do this – they begin with the end in mind. They see success and their desired end result before they ever begin their project.

In fact, you could almost draw a parallel with how much this skill relates to personal success.

Those who have the ability to begin with the end in mind can “see” their success ahead of time and can continue to strive toward that “picture”; the end result that they see so clearly.

Of course, it is entirely possible that you could lose that picture through lack of focus or lack of desire for that outcome but that is entirely up to you and your own ability to hold on to that thought of success.

Think about it, in your job, who are the highest paid people at the top of the corporate ladder?

I would suggest that many of them are not the most talented when it comes to the nuts and bolts of manufacturing, technology or the day-to-day operations of the company, but many of the top corporate executives and entrepreneurs ARE able to think and plan and visualize the successful execution of a larger goal. In fact, some of the better ones could be called “visionaries”.

A great example of a visionary is Walt Disney. I remember reading a great story about Mr. Disney… (paraphrased)

Mr. Disney passed away during the construction of Tomorrowland.

The story goes that at the Grand Opening of Tomorrowland, Mrs. Disney was asked, “Isn’t it too bad that Walt can’t be here to see this?”

To which Mrs. Disney assured them, “He has seen it.”

See, Walt Disney had seen it – way before construction even began on that project.

He had a clear, concise picture in his mind of what he wanted to accomplish and then set the wheels in motion to create his vision.

What do you want to accomplish in 2013?

Do you have a clear, concise mental picture of what you want?

Is it laser-tuned specific or is it vague and general?

Have you taken time to write out all of your game plan for 2013 – and beyond?

Do it today!

Game Planning For Success

The word “Goals” and the practice of writing goals down is almost a cliché nowadays.

As you know, I am a student of success in business and have attended hundreds of seminars, read thousands of books and listened to days of audios and videos on success. I know the power of goal setting and the effect that it has had on my success.

However, I believe there is something even more powerful than goal setting and I call it “Game planning”.

If you have any experience in sports, then you have a clear idea of what I’m talking about.

It has more to do with the actual strategy and logistics of what you want to accomplish than the actual end result itself.

In sports we call these “plays” or, put more simply, the steps you must execute in order to reach the goal line or to win the game.

Game planning involves goal setting but takes it to the next step. This next step is one of actually creating a plan to accomplish the end result (goal) and a timeline in which to accomplish each step. It is literally a step-by-step plan of accomplishment!

This is the way the mind responds best to a goal – it must have a plan to get to its goal and then – everything moves a LOT more smoothly!

Take some time TODAY. (no procrastinating, remember it’s a New Year – Just do it!)

Set your eBay business game plan and develop strategies to accomplish your end result.

By having A PLAN in place, (it doesn’t have to be perfect) you will more easily move forward and you know what? Moving forward is the very first step to success.

It is the ability to get yourself off of square one that is probably the most important step – once you do that, you have forward momentum and it is much easier to keep going than it is to stop! – Get on it!

Include Your Family And Friends In Your Game Plans For This Year

You need to know something.

All this talk about success in business will be utterly worthless if you don’t have family and friends to share it with.

I believe that you can spend all of your time building success and that, at the end of the day, if you don’t have loved ones to share your excitement and wealth with, it will all be hollow.

The real joy in life is in healthy, fulfilling, well-balanced relationships – relationships with God, Family, Friends and Associates.

My last (but certainly not least) recommendation for success in 2013 is that you work hard to build or enrich these important relationships in your life.

I realize that some of your friends or family may not understand or even support your business goals and that’s ok.

You still need to be able to Game Plan time with God, time with your family, time with your friends and yes, even time with your employees or people you work with!

By doing this, you will be extracting more “juice” out of life.

You will enjoy your life a lot more and you will have richness to your life that few other people do. It will add dimension to your monetary success and will make your life much fuller.

Just stop and think about financially successful people who isolated themselves:

  • Elvis Presley
  • Howard Hughes
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Jim Morrison
  • Marylyn Monroe
  • etc.

These people were rich and famous but, because they isolated themselves from people, they ended up among some of the tragedies of history.

Be sure you make time to be with friends and family – at the end of the line, our relationships will far out value our business net worth.






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How to get anything you want – friendship, travel, love, money, property, cars – for FREE, on Craigslist!

I just interviewed a pretty amazing person who has been using Craigslist creatively to build an interesting lifestyle and I was fortunate to capture the interview on audio for you! (http://efaves.com/RyanHightower.htm)

Ryan Hightower is a creative thinker who has managed to use Craigslist to live a lifestyle that many of us would envy, especially in this dire economy and he’s done it mostly for FREE and ALL through Craigslist!

He is living what I call the “Craigslist Lifestyle”, which simply means he has figured out all kinds of creative ways to enjoy life by giving other people what they want, so he can get what he wants.

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Craigslist Joe”, in which a guy plans a cross-country trip that will be completely taken care of by people he meets on Craigslist, then you have a bit of an idea of what I’m describing, except that Ryan has taken that concept to a whole new level and turned it into a lifestyle!

What Ryan does is set up “Win-Win” scenarios that end up giving him all kinds of things that are either free or paid for through his deals.

I found his book to be a real eye-opener and is a powerful way to open your mind to all kinds of creative ways to do deals without using money, which is what we commonly think of as the currency of choice.

Here’s a link to the interview – go check it out!

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://efaves.com/RyanHightower.htm

 

 

 

 






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eBay Tips – How To Add A Link To Your Other eBay Listings Within Your eBay Listing

One of my subscribers recently asked me how to add a link to my other listings to an eBay listing.

I often teach this as a way to cross-promote and cross-sell all your items which has several benefits:

1. It will increase your ending auction prices as more of your visitors check out your other listings
2. It will often increase the number of multiple purchases by one customer, which saves on shipping / handling time and
3. It will increase how quickly you sell fixed price items

All great benefits, wouldn’t you agree?

Check out the video where I walk you step-by-step through the process.

Once you do this, you’ll want to be sure to do it to ALL your listings and watch your sales go up!






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