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It’s Time to Quit… IMP#30

There’s conflicting advice out there for an entrepreneur like you: on the one hand, we’re told to never give up, to pick ourselves up and keep going after each failure and scramble over any obstacle in our way.

On the other hand, we’re told to be smart and know when to quit, because you don’t want to be endlessly fighting a losing battle, right? And even if you’re not outright quitting, you should be flexible and “pivot” your business to make it better match the market.

But how do you know whether staying the course, pivoting or walking away is the right decision to make, in the moment? In today’s (short) podcast episode, I propose a simple answer to this question:

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Stop the Premature Pivot – IMP#29

Starting a business is tough and one of the most frustrating experiences you’ll have as an entrepreneur is getting stuck and staying stuck.

It can be heart-breaking to be in a situation where you’re working as hard as you can, but it feels like you’re just spinning your wheels and not making any progress at all. I recently wrote about how to escape from “Pivot Limbo” and because this topic is so important, I have a follow-up podcast episode for you today.

Listen in to learn about the 3 most common mistakes early-stage businesses make (that get them stuck) and how to avoid them:

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How to Escape from Pivot Limbo

Picture this: you’ve come up with an idea for a new product or service (or any kind of value based business) and you’ve decided you’ll create a minimum viable product so you can test your idea against the real world market as quickly as possible. Perhaps you create an information product, like I recommended in a previous post.

You’ve kept costs and time investment low, thus minimizing risk. So, the worst that could happen is that no one’s interested and you move on to the next thing, right?

According to one of our readers, there’s a far worse possible outcome: you could get stuck in Pivot Limbo… forever (que dramatic music). Read on to discover what Pivot Limbo is and how to escape…

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How to Get More Blog Comments – IMP#28

In this podcast episode, you’ll learn my 3 best strategies for getting more comments on you blog posts and we’ll analyze why one of my recent posts got so many more comments than any of the others…

…but perhaps more importantly, we’ll also answer the question: should you actually care about blog comments or are they just another useless vanity metric that will have you chasing your tail?

Listen in to the episode below to find out:

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How to Start a Software Business

What’s the best way to build a successful software startup?

As you can imagine, this is not simple question, but in response to an email sent by a reader, I made a video with the simplest possible (and most important) answer I can give.

If you’ve ever wanted to get into the business of selling software, apps or SaaS, this is a must-watch:

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Guide: How to Build Your List During a Product Launch

One of the best sources of new subscribers for my email lists are product launches. Whenever I release or re-release a product, it always means getting lots of new, highly valuable leads.

As outlined in the post where I describe my entire system for building product-based businesses, it’s very important to get the lead generation setup right when you first launch a product. In this post, you’ll discover the exact setup (including recommended tools) for the three types of lead generation you should put in place to get the most out of your next launch.

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4 Steps to Creating Value Packed Content

In any material about content marketing or blogging, you’ll find a lot of talk about creating highly valuable content. But what exactly does that mean? How exactly do you make your content highly valuable and avoid creating “fluffy” content?

In this post, you’ll discover an actionable 4-step system to make your content more valuable and more useful for your audience.

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