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  1. DennisDuty

    Resources needed: Donor psychology for high end fundraising

    MARKETING 
    We've been doing that up until this point. On a functional level it's working - we're making money for our clients. Yet I know there are fundamentals I'm missing and it's driving me crazy. It's like when I first learned guitar. When I started I could make enjoyable music using what I learned...
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    Resources needed: Donor psychology for high end fundraising

    MARKETING 
    Right now I'm working as creative director with a few nonprofits that rely on donations. We haven't cracked 8 figures in donations yet but I think next year is the year for that. Although we're seeing success I still feel like I'm just a kid fumbling around around in the dark. I'm applying...
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    Do you think freelancing in SEO, SEM, Facebook Ads or Bookkeeping would be a better option?

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    Me and @Twiizlar must have some lines crossed. In response to: Later: We're saying the same thing. No SEO expert can ensure customers walk through the door. The O stands for Optimization. The best an SEO expert can to is optimize. Client education in the SEO arena is an uphill battle a...
  4. DennisDuty

    Do you think freelancing in SEO, SEM, Facebook Ads or Bookkeeping would be a better option?

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    As an SEO specialist, how do you ACTUALLY guarantee X number of views / customers?
  5. DennisDuty

    Do you think freelancing in SEO, SEM, Facebook Ads or Bookkeeping would be a better option?

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    The only way an SEO expert can promise results is if they are a content creator as well. As a result the SEO world is filled with snake-oil salesmen . It makes client relations an uphill battle. Paid Ads or Bookkeeping are certainly the way to go. Bookkeeping I'd put at #1... because there's...
  6. DennisDuty

    direct links to products or landing pages in ecommerce?

    MARKETING 
    Why can't you show a bigger image and relevant text on your product page?
  7. DennisDuty

    How a Stable Boy Built a Business Bigger Than McDonalds

    In 1909 a farm boy got a job shoveling animal poop at a local ice shop. Back then ice boxes needed ice delivered, and somebody needed to clean up after the animals that pulled the wagons. This boy would grow that company to have more location than Holiday Inn, Walmart, Dunkin Donuts, and...
  8. DennisDuty

    AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    EXECUTION HOT! 
    I'm back in the US! Finally! The last few weeks were crazy. Having overstayed my visa (for a criminally LONG time) I had a run-in with immigration. Detained, interrogated, investigated, and deported. Can't say I'm proud of the experience, but I can say that I'm happy to finally be surrounded...
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    Time Mgmt: Opportunity Cost Of Gym Membership

    RANT 
    This is a BS problem and I hope it's just a thought experiment. Opportunity cost doesn't work like that. It only applies if you would have ~realistically~ spent that exact same 6 minutes making money at the suggested rate, and there was absolutely NO WAY to schedule/consolidate your time in a...
  10. DennisDuty

    Community Forums

    EXECUTION 
    I designed and launched a community forum for a medical client. It was to be used by their group of 20,000 nurses. The community was already active on Facebook and it was my job to design the incentives to get them on the forum instead. We did it in Joomla but I don't know the specifics. I just...
  11. DennisDuty

    I'm not making a SECOND BURGER for free!

    SIDE HUSTLE RANT 
    The Scene. You're at local diner. It's a small place. The cook and his wife run it by themselves. You've eaten there twice before and you came in today for a burger. You order and hand over your $10. After a while, the cook/owner approaches. "I accidentally dropped your burger on the floor"...
  12. DennisDuty

    I have a question about feedback echoes

    The scale will make more sense to you when you're in the midst of your journey. My first profitable website was getting roughly ~100k unique visits a month. I designed it myself, knowing NOTHING about design at the time... and do you know how many people I had asking me to redesign? ZERO. If...
  13. DennisDuty

    Agree or Disagree: Entrepreneurship is a privilege

    HOT! 
    On the main topic of this thread: OP is correct. Some people will NOT BE ABLE to start certain types of business. This is a truth. Sometimes money is a huge factor that LIMITS your ability to get started in certain spaces. A poor black kid from Compton will NOT be able to launch a innovative...
  14. DennisDuty

    AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    EXECUTION HOT! 
    Home and belongings are concepts we value because we fear entering the unknown. I will never look back on a decision and say "I wish I had chosen to HOLD ONTO my mental crutches instead of facing growth."
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    AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    EXECUTION HOT! 
    We had initially planned on travelling southeast Asia for at LEAST 6 months. Maybe INDEFINITELY. Then, we found out wifey was pregnant. We KNEW from the getgo that we wanted to deliver the baby in the US and be surrounded by family. Rather than cancelling the plan entirely, we shortened the...

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