Mike Murray and Drawk Kwast talk about how smart people use the internet to make money and solve problems.
Mike Murray has spent his entire adult life as a serial entrepreneur. His diverse portfolio of businesses has included sports training, career guidance, technology, security, and applied psychology. Currently, he’s one of the co-founders at MAD Security, where he leads engagements to help corporate and government customers protect their information. He’s also in charge of the advanced curriculum at The Hacker Academy, an online training environment focusing on the newest methods of computer-penetration testing and social engineering. Mike’s personal thoughts can be found on his blog at episteme.ca.
Drawk Kwast’s methods have been called unconventional and even subversive. He makes no apologies as he teaches men how to dominate the competition at work, attract the most desirable women on the planet, and ultimately achieve a fulfilling life. Forbes, USA Today, Details, Worth, and Entrepreneur have all recognized his ability to transform clients’ desires into reality through his 60-day Total Experience Immersion training program. He is the author of two books: Domination Basics: Secrets of the Alpha Male Book 1 (ISBN 1453801898) and Power Communication: Secrets of the Alpha Male Book 2 (ISBN 1479372706). Visit his website at www.drawkkwast.com to learn more.
The following is a list of resources talked about during this podcast.
Let Me Google That For You is a great way to deal with people who keep on asking you questions that can easily be answered by using Google.
Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for small services costing five bucks. This is a great resource for making some extra cash when you’re broke, or for buying things for your business like video reviews. Give it a look and you’ll be surprised at the services offered.
PayPal is the most widely used method for receiving money on the internet. It can be used to receive payments for small odd jobs or to receive payments as part of an online store. You can get a debit card from them that gives you instant access to the money people send you. They also have a very small device that plugs into an iPhone or iPad enabling you to physically swipe credit cards.
LegalZoom is the place to go for the paperwork you’ll need to file when starting a business.
Lexington Law is a great way to fix your personal credit reports.
Kickstarter offers crowdsource funding. If you need to raise capital for a project, this is the best way to get it.
Wix is an easy, free, and quick way to get a website up for people who know nothing about building websites. When you’re ready to start selling online, you can upgrade to a fully functional online store for under $20.00 per month.
Google Voice is the cheapest and easiest way to get a phone number for your business.
Google Sites is another great way to get a free website up.
Google Wallet is similar to PayPal and can be used with Google Sites to receive payments online.
Ring Central is a cheap way to get all the bells and whistles of a professional business phone system.
Twitter is a popular social media platform.
Facebook can be a huge waste of time, but when used correctly, nothing is better for connecting with people.
Kinkos (now FedEx Office) is a great way to print out business cards and brochures that you create yourself, on your home computer. If you’re proficient on a computer, and have a flare for the artistic, this is a great way to produce things.
Vistaprint is another great printing resource. They also do stickers, mugs, and t-shirts. They are famous for doing free business cards.
CreateSpace is the place to have your book, movie, or song professionally packaged for sale. You provide them with digital files of your work, and they will produce the paperback book, DVD, or CD on demand as you get orders. This is awesome because you can fulfill orders without paying for a minimum order of thousands of units up front. With the click of a button, you can make your work instantly available for purchase on Amazon.com, one of the planet’s biggest online stores.
Fulfillment by Amazon is a great way to outsource all of your shipping. You send one big shipment of your product to their warehouses, and then use their website to direct individual shipments as you get orders.
Chromebook will get you online for under $200.00.
Amazon Mechanical Turk is a great way to make money if you’re broke, and can be a great resource for businesses looking for online labor.
CloudCrowd is similar to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
Freshbooks is a great solution once sales start coming in and you need to track accounting and do real invoices.
Stripe works great with Freshbooks for receiving credit card payments and is proving to be real competition for PayPal.
The Warrior Forum is an awesome resource for answering any question you may have about running an online business. You can post questions and other people in the community will reply with what they know.
Google Apps is the hub for all of Google’s business products, like Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc.
Google AdWords is the best way to advertise. After you build a website, you’ll need to get people to it if you want sales.
AdWords Express is the basic version of AdWords, designed for the less technically savvy.
PRWeb is a great way to distribute your own press releases. This is an indirect form of advertising.
The Vocus PR Suite is the software that professional Public Relations firms use.
Google Analytics is used to see who’s coming to your website and what they are doing.
When You’re Awesome And No One Knows It is a story about violinist Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world, who played in Washington DC, at a Metro station. He played one of the most intricate pieces of music ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars, and collected only $32.00 from people passing by him.
Github is powerful collaboration, review, and code management for software development.
99 Designs is a great place to crowdsource the creation of graphics for your new business. It’s perfect if you need a logo.
W3 Schools is a great free resource if you’re teaching yourself how to code websites with things like PHP, HTML, and MySQL.
Use Scribendi for editing and proofreading. Have proofreaders review everything you put in front of your clients including promotional material, product packaging, advertising, and your website.
Domination Basics: Secrets of the Alpha Male Book 1 is essential reading for getting your head screwed on straight.
Power Communication: Secrets of the Alpha Male Book 2 is essential reading for anyone communicating ideas or selling anything.