Latest Blog Posts

A Simple eCommerce Business You Can Start Today

If you’ve been reading my blog you’ll know I’ve documented how both myself and my business partner, Pete, build our Lifestyle Businesses. For this post, I thought I’d go back in time to October 2014 when Pete was starting out with his first e-commerce website. He used the...

The 3 Pillars of A Simple Lifestyle Business

Before I get deep into this post, I want to first explain what I believe a lifestyle business is. A lifestyle business is simply a business, (it can be your main source of income or a "side hustle" which earns you extra money) that helps you to live...

6 Expert Examples of Content Marketing Done Right

Let’s get this out of the way right from the start. Content Marketing Works. It’s the most effective form of marketing currently available … bar none. The last time I stood up in a room of marketers and said that someone called BS. I like nothing more than a...

The Importance Of Storytelling Marketing

Have you ever tried to present your business through a meaningful storytelling marketing campaign? If you haven't yet, now is the right time to do it. Consumers of today are overwhelmed by all the information coming their way. What do you think grabs their attention in today's environment?...

How To Start A Profitable Blog

So you want to know how to start a profitable blog? When I was growing up, it was often said that everyone had at least one good book inside of them. Nowadays, it seems like everyone has at least one good blog inside of them. Before we start,...

Increase Your Productivity With These Easy Tricks

One question I hear a lot is, “Mark, how do you stay so productive?” I’ve not always been productive, in fact even now I need to focus on being productive when I am at my desk or nothing will get done. To be honest, productivity growth has been...

How To Turn Smart Goals Into Business Growth

In this blog, I often talk about how you can start to achieve more once you focus on a single task. In the online marketing business, we all tend to be guilty of trying to do too much at once. We don't often focus on goal setting as much...

13 Tools That Will Make Your Blogging Easier

Creating a successful blog post is not as simple as just sitting down and writing it then posting it to your blogging platform of choice. Usually you'll need to use a few blogging tools, this post will use 13. There is a lot of planning and tweaking that goes...

How To Promote A Blog Post Like A Pro

In this article, I want to look at several ways that you can promote your blog and in particular, a blog post. But first a sobering statistic: it is estimated that about 95% of blogs haven’t been updated in the last 120 days. So if you’ve created a blog...

See How Easily You Can Boost Your Income With These 5 Simple Changes

If you aren’t making the level of income that you want to make, then you need to make changes. It really is as simple as that. I want to start this post with 2 quotes that I think go together like burgers and relish. “Insanity: doing the same...

If You Are Not Doing This … You Are Losing Sales

Do You Want to Double or Triple Your Sales? Everyone should want  to increase sales, so I'll assume you said yes. If by any chance you said no... it's time to get back to your kitten videos while the adults talk about email campaign automation. Disclaimer: this is...

Passion Leads To Success

Apologies for my absence over the past 6 weeks, I initially went on vacation for a week but that stretched into two, then four, then six. I spent time traveling around Spain (Madrid is an amazing city, can't believe it's the first time I've been there after 10...