Blain & Shane Get It

What’s so cool about being in this business is seeing folks come online, take the bull by the horns and without any help start to create real solid businesses for themselves. It happens all the time and even though we tend to complain about the 95% of the people doing nothing and giving up, I have started to think we need to focus on the small percentages that ARE doing great things…

First of all, Shane Bost has one of the best new traffic exchanges out there, SiteXplosion not only has a great system in place but the design looks fantastic.

Then we have Blain Jones. If you have surfed ANY sites in Sweeva, you will know this guys knack for creating memorable splash and squeeze pages. His blog, is one of the best new traffic exchange related blogs around.

So they get together and presto…

A cool, quick read about ‘traffic exchange basics’ but beyond the fact that they put together a project together, I absolutely love the fact that these guys got together and TOOK action! This should be rewarded more and I cannot stress the importance of just doing something!

Top notch product and a blog. Now a joint venture together. Things are looking very bright for these guys and again, I salute them and congratulate everyone out there that is taking action!

Speaking of taking action…T3 tonight should be a lot of fun! 7pm Eastern where action takers can be found everywhere you turn!

Pull Your Head Out of Your…

Quick story…

I’m in Saskatoon visiting some friends today and I was away at lunch to see a couple of my buddies brand new restaurant. I’m very proud of these guys because they told me for years, this was their dream to be their own boss and I knew, because of all the BBQ’s they used to throw, that these guys have something that this city needs….REAL good food, a great environment and fun atmosphere.

What’s the point of this story Olson?

I got into some numbers with them…

Over 250k to start the business, that means they are in debt for a quarter of a million dollars…

Plus they know they may not see a profit for at least 3 years.

But they had a dream…And I’m so damn proud of them.

Back to the point of this…Online we seem to cringe at a 20 dollar a month investment on a autoresponder? A 50-75 dollar a month budget for the basics we need for our businesses…But we all want to make money online.

Funny huh? I thought so…

The headline of this may come as a shock, but sometimes we need a stir up and shake up and a little bit of jaw dropping to get some action going. Stop with the ‘I can do this all for free’ mentality. Offline people invest hundreds of thousands into their dreams, I don’t think we should be shocked to learn it MAY take a hundred bucks a month to build a solid online business.

We have a huge upper hand though, we don’t need to invest hundreds of thousands…But they have something I wish we saw more of online…Realistic goals and plans to reach them.

Wanna shoot for the stars, invest in yourself!