The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

Search results

Accelerate wealth. Build a business that pays freedom. Join more than 70,000 entrepreneurs and register for the Fastlane Entrepreneur forum. Remove ads? Join the INSIDERS.

  1. DennisDuty

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

    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...
  2. DennisDuty

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

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

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

    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...
  4. DennisDuty

    MARKETING direct links to products or landing pages in ecommerce?

    Why can't you show a bigger image and relevant text on your product page?
  5. 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...
  6. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    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...
  7. DennisDuty

    RANT Time Mgmt: Opportunity Cost Of Gym Membership

    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...
  8. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION Community Forums

    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...
  9. DennisDuty

    SIDE HUSTLE RANT I'm not making a SECOND BURGER for free!

    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"...
  10. 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...
  11. DennisDuty

    HOT! Agree or Disagree: Entrepreneurship is a privilege

    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...
  12. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    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."
  13. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    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...
  14. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    "Everywhere" is a bit optimistic. I'd say the Indonesian food is great at places that has english on the menu. There's no guarantee that the smaller places will be as good to you... unless of course you're a fan of Giardia. 1) Neither. This is another case of "burning the ships doesn't work...
  15. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    A rat got into our room here in Indonesia. I didn't want to get bitten and risk disease, so I spent TWO HOURS trying to corner it and get him out with a broom and bucket. Enough was enough. I wrapped a T-Shirt around my hand, grabbed him, and threw him outside. When another got into the room it...
  16. DennisDuty

    MARKETING What is copywriting?

    There's a complicated etymology behind the word but hers' what you need to know: Writing is the art of communicating ideas through text. Copywriting is the art of driving action through text. The writing on sales letters, calls to action, advertisements, product descriptions, and pamphlets is...
  17. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    Monkeys are little monsters. I was on my toes while visiting Sacred Monkey Forrest, and they still managed to steal my wife's lipstick, crackers, and hand sanitizer. After we left, I had my guard down. We had left a pharmacy with some sunscreen, deet, water, and 200,000 rupiah in loose change...
  18. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    I'd need more specific questions as there's entirely too much. It's a completely different country on the literal other side of the planet. Things are certainly different in a LOT of ways than back home. Some things are comfortingly familiar. What sort of thing in particular were you hoping to...
  19. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    Yep! ~$100 was enough money for food and lodging for a week (after that first two days). Hustled HARD to get a few US clients paying US dollars, which (can) last very long in Rupiah. Due to the exchange rate, this is the perfect plan for anybody who has the ability to make money remotely...
  20. DennisDuty

    EXECUTION HOT! AMA: Sold Everything - Moved to Bali

    Started in Denpasar, then moved to three separate locations in Ubud, then to Munggu, now in Canggu. However, as this became our day-to-day... the second half of our trip we stopped like tourists, and started living like locals. Cheap eats, cheap lodging, head down, workworkwork, get shit done.
Top Bottom