QOTD response: Tough question! My knee jerk response is 50/50, just because I intend to generate a lot of content, while in my business, I have to be constantly consuming, too, to stay abreast of the constant changes. The more I think about it, the more difficult it is to give a solid answer. I guess I'll stick with 50/50.
Now if you had asked about jab vs. right hook, my answer would have been a pretty easy 95/5. I'm a soft marketer... I concentrate on building credibility and let clients come to me. Yeah, I know - I'd be a shit salesman - I found that out years ago. But luckily, I'm a kick-ass closer. So I let the sales come from credibility, referrals, return clients and the odd stroke of serendipity. Hell, even a blind squirrel can stumble across an occasional acorn, right?
I finally managed to get to your #meerkat broadcast of this episode before finding the door slammed in my face - another bit of serendipity. Watching it on a desktop kinda redefines suck, 'cause I get a lot more out of the video than I do from straight audio. Reminded me of watching one of the early panoramic movies on a small screen. But being a diehard dinosaur, I still don't plan to buy a smartphone, as the only use it would get would be connecting with you without pestering my daughter to loan me her phone.
You keep pushing us to up our game, , and I love that. #hustle is where it's at!
, who did the JJJRH background audio for you at the end of your vids?
There are some folks like myself ( ) and that muse at industry ranking factor "studies" that use popular SEO terminology, not actual signals that we'd see in the information retrieval world (via patents/papers etc). We also (as always) wonder about the efficacy of correlations studies in general.
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I suspect that most of us have, at one time or another, hit enough consecutive bumps that we begin to wonder if we made the right decision. I started freelancing decades ago, and I certainly second-guessed myself a few times.
I think if I'd made more of an effort to understand all the little details that could rear up and bite me, I'd have had a lot easier time of it. Or at least, I'd have been able to build a better plan. But at the end of the day, I wouldn't even consider going back to work for someone else, for twice what I make now.
Yeah, Gary, you were in a different mood today. Pensive? Feelin' a little philosophical?
And in my opinion, NOBODY else could read it with as much effect as you, Gary!
Curious, what's the deal with the repetitive tags on your Medium link on YT? Are you just testing something?
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