Month: March 2011

Joomla, Drupal, Magneto, VirtuMart, Infusion Soft, AWeber And Other Things I Don’t Use

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OK, I have been seeing many people including clients that are using products that I really do not care for and dislike using. Mostly because they are a pain in the ass to use, are outdated, don’t work well, are expensive, or will help them lose money. And if you really hit the jackpot, some of these products all of the aforementioned things.

I just happened to pick the names out that I see most bandied about as the greatest thing since sliced white bread and the ones that my clients seem to have the most trouble with and that ones that I hate to work on these days. The people that say they are great is because they usually have a vested interest or they don’t know any better. 🙂 But I am willing to be convinced otherwise. But, it is going to take a lot, and I do mean A LOT of convincing.
This is just my little old humble opinion from having knocked around the internet for going on two decades now. Wow, how is that possible? LOL

Here is the long and short of it.

What has happened is that WordPress has taken over at THE code to build profitable Websites with these days.

Groupon got started on WordPress. It is now over a 5 billion dollar a year company.

Joomla and Drupal became obsolete when WordPress came around. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. So therefore, most things that have anything to do with them have the same shortfalls.

Is The Secret To Profitability To Be Intelligently Lazy? Are you taking the Red Pill or the Green one?

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This is an update of a post I did awhile ago… very relevant for today thought don’t you think?

Could it be that the real secret to profitability is to be Intelligently Lazy? Could it really be the more Intelligently Lazy you, are the wealthier you become? And what about Alligators?

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Well, like a lot of revelations, this one popped up rather unexpectedly right after I took a Green Pill this morning.

With this revelation came a whole breadth of understanding like revelations often do. Point in fact, one of those revelations is I can tell you are Intelligently Lazy too because you are here reading this.

Hopefully, if I communicate this to you correctly, you are going to want to become the laziest person you know.

You may not know it yet, but I am actually giving you quite a compliment. Let me explain to you why, by giving you two old adages you may have heard before.

  • Most people are too busy making a living to ever become wealthy
  • Most people are too busy doing urgent things, rather than important ones

This is because, as the old saying goes, it is hard to drain the swamp when you are up to your ass in alligators.

The 7 Ps – Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

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Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

I am bumping this post up yet again because I am reminded of the value and transcendental truth of this simple saying.

The first time I heard that adage from two young guys named Hollis and Carter, it was like someone slapped me upside the head and it was game changer for me.

As some of you may know, I have been involved in what has become a rather large software project that as they often do, is taking a bit longer to put together than we had hoped, yet is still on track for doing what we had planned it to do and more. In fact Beta is actually starting for real. Mind blowing comes to mind.

Hire Right The First Time Series – Part II Qualified Sameness

HIRE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME: Part II Qualified Sameness

THE CHANGE PEOPLE PATTERN™ – SAMENESS

By Marilyne Woodsmall

HIRE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME:

THE CHANGE PEOPLE PATTERN™ – QUALIFIED SAMENESS

Remember that now more than ever, given the present state of the global economy, it is so critical in your hiring practice to choose the right job candidate who best matches the tasks to be performed. Employers cannot rely on traditional resumes and a person’s physical appearance in hiring the best people for specific jobs. Instead, when you use People Patterns™ in your hiring, you will save you time, money, and valuable resources. You will enhance your productivity since you will be hiring right the first time rather than wasting time looking for new people to replace bad hires the second time around.

HootSuite Interview

HootSuite and www.21to21.com  Profit ConsultantsThis is an interview I just did with Dave Olson at HootSuite. I interviewed Dave last April when HootSuite was still a little owl, but growing fast. Now they have over 1.4 million users.

Listen to what has happened at what I consider the best Social Media management tool and learn how you can use HootSuite to help you make more money, stay engaged with your customer base, and learn from the Secret Sauce that HootSuite is using that has lead them to dominate their market in less than a year.

Enjoy,

Andrew Anderson

Here is a link to sign up for HootSuite and get a free account or you can click on the image above or below. If you are a business, you really should look at signing up for the pro service at only $5.99 per month! It is the only way I use to manage my social media for myself and clients. I am also an affiliate too. Which as you know if you are a regular reader of mine, just how rare this is as I always drink my own Kool Aid.

Click the play button to listen to the interview or download the mp3.

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HootSuite - Social Media Dashboard

Interview With Dave Olson Of HootSuite

Andrew: (Laughter) Yeah, okay. Hello, this Andrew Anderson and I’ve got Dave with HootSuite on the interview here, and we haven’t spoken in, gosh I think it’s been 8 or 9 months or so. And quite a bit has changed. Um, the one thing that hasn’t changed is I’m still a big fan of HootSuite. I still think it’s the best social media tool that any business can use out there. Click on the Title above to read more…