Why You Need Video Products
The following excerpt is taken from my Do What You Love newsletter, a monthly printed newsletter I send to members of my Do What You Love Success Group only.To learn more about this newsletter and download the full issue for only $9.95, click here.

For years, Internet marketers have relied on audio products for their back-end information products. The typical funnel of many marketers included low-cost, mass market books or eBooks on their front-end, and big packages of audio CDs on their back-end.

If you attended almost ANY business seminar just a few years ago, and took a look at what the speakers sold at the back of the room, almost all of them were selling big packages of CDs.… Read More »

Why the iPad and eBooks Will Be HUGE

In the last two weeks, I’ve been following very closely the launch of the Apple Tablet, unoriginally called “iPad”.

Unless you’ve been living under a cave, you know that there’s been a lot of hype around this tablet computer. In fact, one columnist at the Wall Street Journal said that “the last time there was so much excitement around a tablet, the 10 commandments were written on it!”

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In a typical Apple way, the marketing and anticipation around this product has been incredible. If you want to study how to launch a product, try to reproduce what Apple is doing in on a smaller scale, and you’ll be very successful!… Read More »

Why Do People Take Everything Literally

This morning I received a comment about my last article which was entitled “I Hate Winter.” The lady wrote:

“Fred, you sent out an email tonight stating that you hate the Winter season. Wow, that one struck me hard because the use of the word “hate” is very serious, and I couldn’t believe it would come from someone who is supposed to very much deep into nature. What’s going on with this picture? I think you need to apologize to nature and all of your members. I did not appreciate that email and hopefully, in the future you don’t send out an email like that to me anymore. I do not like the use of the word, there is too much animosity there on nature.”

Now, it struck me that this person would actually take everything I write quite literally.… Read More »

How to Escape the Winters

I might have told you this before, but in case you don’t know, I hate the winter!

I’m from Montreal, Canada, and one thing Canadians know very well is the snow. And the cold. And the long, dreary winters.

I never really liked wintertime, but as I spent more and more times in sunny and tropical places, I started disliking it even more.

At first, what I needed was at least a few weeks away from the cold and somewhere warm every winter.

Then, I increased that amount to a month or two.

At some point, it became clear that I wanted to avoid the months of January, February and March completely.

Then I realized that December also sucked, and so did April.… Read More »

Get Your Website Done Now! My Review of 99Designs

I have found that by far, the biggest obstacle towards success with an Internet Business for beginners is launching a first website.

Most people waste precious time and energy and take too long to get their website done.

The best way to get your website going is to lauch WordPress blog immediately, and start writing 2 or 3 articles per week in it. This website doesn’t have to look very good, but it has to be functional. Working on it will help you understand how WordPress works and will train you to add regular content to your website.

However, eventually you will need to make your website look professional and beautiful. It has to be something that you’re proud of, and something that reflects a good image for your business.… Read More »

Panama vs. Costa Rica

I’ve been visiting Costa Rica since 2002, and since that time I’ve spent more than 24 months of my life there. I view Costa Rica as one of the most wonderful places in the world to live in and travel to.

But Costa Rica is not perfect — and no country is, really. But sometimes the shortcomings of Costa Rica are frustrating, so I’ve also looked into Panama, Costa Rica’s most affluent neighbor.

After three trips to Panama and a lot of research on the subject, I think the two countries have a lot in common, but also important differences.

Which place is better to live? It will be up to you to decide but here are the most important differences:

Pros for Costa Rica

Let’s start with where Costa Rica excels.Read More »

Costa Rica is not an island

dsc00061“San Jose is a pretty noisy city, so we’re looking forward to seeing the rest of the island” is actually a quote I overheard a tourist say when they first got to Costa Rica.

Of course, Costa Rica is not an island, nor is it pronounced “Costa Rico”. The confusion probably comes from another island that we all know called “Puerto Rico”.

“I’d love to spend my winters in the tropics like you, but isn’t Costa Rica dangerous? Aren’t there poisonous snakes?” is another question I often got asked.

I live in Central America during the winters because I love warm weather, beautiful tropicalal beaches and waterfalls, sunshine, inexpensive ripe fruits and vegetables and the outdoors.

But Costa Rica (or Panama) is not Miami!… Read More »

Content or Design… What’s More Important?

I noticed that a lot of people are making terrible mistakes when it comes to build their online business. One of them is to focus too much on design instead of content and structure. Check out this 10-minute video as part of my ongoing “Do What You Love Video Blog”:

I’m looking forward to your comments.

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The Internet Freedom Lifestyle

I’m certainly not a conspiracy theorist, but I do have my concerns about the future. And that’s why I have a “Plan B.” Everybody should have a “plan B” — a second alternative that you can feel comfortable going back to if your initial plan doesn’t go as well as you thought it would. But before I speak about this “plan B”, let’s try to define what the plan “A” is in the first place.

The following excerpt is taking from my Do What You Love newsletter, a monthly printed newsletter I send to members of my Do What You Love Success Group only.To learn more about this newsletter, click here.

Plan A is what most people try to do.Read More »