Category Archives: Work

I'm an Online Marketing Hero

Online Marketing Heroes book featuring Ed Shull

I learned a few weeks back that I was featured in the new book, Online Marketing Heroes.  I actually didn’t see a copy of the book until I was speaking at SXSW.  I have been trying to control my ego a bit after reading Eckhart Tolle, but I have to confess to liking the sight of my name on a book.  And I’ll try not to read too much into the fact that my name is in the biggest font other than the title and author.
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NetResults Update

I’m half way through my first month at NetResults now, and it’s going well.  Things are of course progressing a little slower than I would like, but overall everything is moving in the right direction.

I had my first telephone consultation client under my new consulting program.  I charged Todd Olivas $250 for 1 hour of SEO consulting to go over his site.  He wants to rank for court reporting, which is a tough term.  If you want to help Todd out, throw him a link.  He seemed satisfied and even sent an email saying the call was “Exactly what I wanted!”.  Continue reading

Why Outsourcing to India is a Bad Idea

One of the books I’m most recently excited about is Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Work Week. I actually caught Tim live at SXSW last February, but I didn’t really get interested in his book until I read a great review and decided to give it a read.  I was blown away by it.  Like a lot of other people, I really felt like it was speaking directly to me.

One of the areas I found most interesting was his suggestion at hiring someone through India to be a remote personal assistant.  This would have made a lot more sense if just about every project I ever did with an offshore development firm went to complete crap.  But I decided to give it a try and attempted to hire one of the firms mentioned in his book, Brickwork India.  You can read how that went in my review of Brickwork India. Continue reading

A Big Change

I had a big change in my life this week. After nearly 6 years of long days I have left my position at USWeb. I decided that I need a change of pace, and that USWeb was not really the right fit for me going forward.

I will be moving forward with Blogitive, and will be incorporating it into my new company, NetResults. I have been working on some really exciting updates to Blogitive, so this is an exciting time on that end as well. This change will allow me to focus more on building out Blogitive into what I would like it to be, which is the best solution for bloggers to make money online. Continue reading

Brickwork India – Just more of the same

Working with offshore companies has always had an appeal to me. The US dollar, even at the low point, can buy so much more in India, it seems like a no-brainer to work with these companies. But those of you who have know that there is a real challenge to this.

First you have the language barrier. Don’t be fooled by the fact they say they speak English. Call up a Dell customer service line and see the level of English we’re talking about. It’s not their fault. I mean they have a lot more knowledge of our langauge then we do theirs, but it’s just not fluent enough English to communicate properly. Continue reading