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The weather people didn't lie. We had some crazy weather here in Chicago this week. Good thing I have my robber mask. It made playing in the snow more fun. Everything seems to be pretty much in order now, but it was great being part of the 3rd largest snowfall in Chicago's history. :) Now we go back to our regularly scheduled lives, except with much colder temperatures than normal. Cold weather isn't as fun without snow. Oh well ...
By popular demand I put up an Extraordinary Resources section that details (in over 1,700 words) what I use and recommend to run the business side of RidiculouslyExtraordinary.com as well as other resources useful to my life. Check it out, let me know what you think, and let me know if I'm missing something.
Note: I originally said it would be Wednesday Feb 9. Sorry, making it a week later.
Wednesday, February 16, 7-9pm (although I'm happy to hang out longer). I'm thinking Gold Star Bar in Wicker Park (best jukebox in the world) or if you want to meet up for drinks and food Pick Me Up Cafe (vegan and meat foods!) in Wrigleyville. Let me know your preference and if you're in get in touch on Twitter.
Fabricating Lies Or Telling A Story by Greg RollettGreg makes some great points about social proof and making sales. I have the privilege (or maybe it's a curse? hehe) to have been involved in Internet businesses for about 11 years now so I can spot the lies quickly. It happens more than you'd think.
The Awesome List by Lachlan CotterStraight up, this list is awesome. It answers the question "If you could do anything, what would it be?" many times over. Note to Lach: I've gone hang gliding and I think you'll love it. It actually feels like flying whereas skydiving and bungee jumping feels more like a wind tunnel. :)
Exactly How I Made $46,305.86 In My First Full Year Online by Henri JunttilaThis is why more people should listen to Henri. He's very smart and he knows what he's doing. Only about 10% of his income was from his blog, the rest from his niche websites. Proof you don't have to be a blogger or sell your own infoproducts to make money online. You can sell other people's products and direct advertising (among many other options) and still make a great living.
Some Insights On Affiliate Review Sites by SugarraeYou may be wondering why this Saturday is so focused on money and affiliate marketing and business? Well, I get a lot of questions about that, but it's not something I enjoy writing about too often. Instead, linking to smart people like Sugarrae is my preferred method of spreading the "start a business" love. This particular article is very important. Most people *do not* know the psychology behind reviews. Negatives aren't conversion killers. People expect them. If you write a review (or have a review site) that is all positive reviews then you're a straight up scam artist. If you want an example of how to write a review check out my Frequent Flyer Master Review. That single page pretty much pays for my food expenses every month (Depending on the country, it pays for my housing expenses as well!) and it's about 90% positive / 10% negative.
Thanks for hanging out! Oh, Mind Control Method will be available for 24 hours this coming Tuesday starting at 10am EST. Have a good weekend!