Business | Product Development

Changing Lives for Fun & Profit

As I write this, I’m getting ready to start a new class in my local area on how to start and run a business that is both enjoyable and profitable, while focusing on helping others. I have several intentions for this class. First, I want to help the students create a profitable business they’ll enjoy…

Web Development

Mailing List Managers – Mautic vs. Mailwizz

Email communications is perhaps one of the most important aspects of running an online business, second only to the system used to actually process sales and product delivery. Even in a world with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media, nothing is quite as effective as being able to send your customers and prospects…

Business | Videos

Changing Lives for Fun and Profit

I recently presented a workshop focused on helping folks find a fun and rewarding way to earn a living, and maybe even become financially wealthy. One of the things I really love about the audience for this workshop is that they are focused on being of service to the world around them.  I love this…

Technology | Web Development

Exploring a New System

About a year ago, I rebuilt this blog site with WordPress. This has worked well, so over the last week, I’ve rebuilt the PowerKeys Publishing website with WordPress.  Now, I’m switching the system that handles email from arpReach to Mautic. Or, at least, I’m exploring Mautic to see if it’s going to be a good…

Law of Attraction | Product Development

Advanced Harmonic Prayer

Six years ago, in 2012, after coming home from a trip to Hawaii, I was inspired to write a new book called “Harmonic Prayer“.  This was 4 years after writing my “Choose To Believe” book, and I felt this would give folks a ‘shortcut’ to shifting the beliefs required to manifest their desires. I still…

Technology

Exploring New Storage Options

My last post was focused on backups, and my work on this has uncovered a few more details which has caused me to expand the project into the core storage used for my main data as well. Specifically, I’ve just converted (2) 4TB hard drives into a single RAID-0 striped storage volume.  While most folks…

Technology

Upgrading my Backup Strategy

As an online publisher, I collect a fair amount of data over time, although it is nothing compared to the data collected from my photography / videography activities. After 15 years of producing books, audio recordings, and a few videos, I can fit everything (including educational and software downloads) onto a 500GB hard drive, which…

Business

Starting a New Online Business WITHOUT Experience

My last several blog posts have outlined a plan of action that I would take if I suddenly lost everything and had to start all over again, without any of my previous products, subscribers, partners, or other resources. In other words, in the same position most newbies face when first starting out online. While this…

Business

Starting Over – Part 6 (final sequence)

At the end of yesterday’s post, at which point I had produced a new guided meditation as my first product in this whole “starting over” scenario, I mentioned that the next step would be to start contacting potential affiliates about the new offer they could announce to their mailing lists. I actually jumped the gun…

Business

Starting Over – Part 5

By this point in the series, we have covered the first 2 weeks of what I would do if I had to start all over again without any of my previously created products, my mailing list, partners, or other resources. If all goes well, by this point in the process, I’m already getting a few…

Business

Starting Over – Part 4

For those just coming into this series, I’m describing what I would do if I had to start all over again, without any of the resources I’ve gained from being in business online for these past 15 years, as if I were a complete newbie, but with the knowledge and experience of an internet veteran….

Business

Starting Over – Part 3

In the first 2 posts in this series, I’ve described what I would do in the first week in the fictional case of having to start all over again with nothing — none of my previous products, partners, mailing list, or other assets. Up to this point, I’ve researched a need that exists in the…

Business

Starting Over Again – Part 2

By the end of yesterday’s post, I had described what I would do in the first 5 days of having to start all over again, without any of my previous products, partners, or subscribers. I’m writing this series of posts to help those who want to start a new business, but aren’t sure what steps…

Business

If I Had to Start All Over Again

A popular question posed to many business experts is, “What would you do differently if you had to start all over again now?” What beginning business owners hope to get from the answer to this question is an idea of how they may best start their own business. Several years ago, a college kid by…

Business

Behind the Scenes Numbers

On January 10, 2018, I launched a new e-course called “30 Days to Divine Power“. This was new for me in that I created it as a paid product, but allowed folks to decide for themselves what they wanted to pay for it AFTER they had already gone through it. I set it up this…