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Do you want to build a solid foundation for your internet business? Learn how to start, market and build your own successful home based internet business without the hype. Dr Brad Smith's podcast takes you behind the scenes with inspiring stories and tips to help you get started with your business. In addition to answering your questions about online business he covers internet marketing tips, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), blogging, podcasting, and the other skills you need to be successful as an internet entrepreneur. Brad is a full time entrepreneur, PhD computer engineer and MBA with 19 years developing and selling products online. Subscribe and get started with your online journey today! Website: http://OnlineBusinessZen.com

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Black Crabs and The Critics – OBZ Podcast Episode 14
This week I talk about some of the critics you will have to overcome when building a business – specifically the people who might think you are crazy for going it on your own!  I also answer questions about how to get your product into stores, productivity and accounting. Download the MP3 File Here (Right Click and Save As…)   Topics and Questions Mentioned in this Podcast Episode: (31:27) I share a story from Dan Miller (48days.net) about black crabs, and the need some people feel to tear down ideas that are foreign to them. I talk about how building a new business from scratch is something extraordinary It is hard to step out of the “norm” to create your own business, but risk taking is part of the adventure The black crabs will reappear as you are building your business and even if your business is successful Question 1 is about accounting and how to handle the complex tax rules and requirements for running a business Question 2 – talks about productivity and getting the most out of the hours you spend on your business Question 3 – asks how to get an innovative product into stores – how do you break through and get into the wholesale business? Question 4 – How do I actually get a product out – I feel like I’m too much of a perfectionist? Question 5 – How do you stay motivated? Ask me a Question for the Show! Leave a short message at 703-873-7782 or skype to “businesszen” at any time 24/7 and we’ll play the best questions on the show Send your question to us via email using our online form – While I may not be able to respond to every email personally, I will feature the best of your questions on the show Online Business Zen on iTunes The Online Business Zen podcast is featured in the iTunes store.  If you click on the iTunes button below, it will take you to my page on the iTunes store which has a direct link if you want to open/subscribe to our podcast within iTunes. For those using another podcast device (non iPod) or a mobile client, here is the direct feed link. Online Business Zen Email List For those looking to learn more about online business, you can subscribe to my email list or subscribe to the feeds at the top of the page.  I’ll send you a note weekly to help you get started with your online business.
Amazon Affiliates with Chris Guthrie – OBZ Podcast Episode 13
Chris Guthrie is my guest on this week’s episode.  Chris is an Amazon Affiliates master having racked up over $938,000 in sales $64,000 in commissions last year — just by building niche sites focused on Amazon products.  Chris started in Junior High school selling on ebay, but has since moved on to building niche sites.  He also recently sold his niche site on netbooks for a six figure price. Download the MP3 File Here (Right Click and Save As…) Topics and Questions Mentioned in this Podcast Episode: (36:58) Chris Guthrie from MakeMoneyOnTheInternet.com is my guest this week Chris’ start in ebay selling pokemon and Nintendo NES cartridges His move into Halo 2 as a business Getting fired from his IT job, and starting as a full time entrepreneur How he now has moved on to niche web sites selling Amazon products The power of building a review site Selling one of his niche sites – NetbookReviews.com for over six figures His experience selling a site Developing traffic for his niche sites Experimenting with Google Adwords Tips for someone just starting out in their own web business Market Samurai – mentioned in the show (an affiliate) – a powerful tool for keyword and competition research Ask me a Question for the Show! Leave a short message at 703-873-7782 or skype to “businesszen” at any time 24/7 and we’ll play the best questions on the show Send your question to us via email using our online form – While I may not be able to respond to every email personally, I will feature the best of your questions on the show Online Business Zen on iTunes The Online Business Zen podcast is featured in the iTunes store.  If you click on the iTunes button below, it will take you to my page on the iTunes store which has a direct link if you want to open/subscribe to our podcast within iTunes. For those using another podcast device (non iPod) or a mobile client, here is the direct feed link. Online Business Zen Email List For those looking to learn more about online business, you can subscribe to my email list or subscribe to the feeds at the top of the page.  I’ll send you a note weekly to help you get started with your online business.
Moving the Goal Line 2011 – OBZ Podcast #12
In this week’s feature segment I discuss how to define your goals for 2011 in just a few minutes and then turn those into an action plan to generate both the money and actions you need to make them a reality.  97% of adults have no written goals, and an even smaller percentage have an action plan to follow through.  In addition I answer questions about establishing your own domain name and blog, entering a competitive market, updating social networks and advertising via google adwords. Download the MP3 File Here (Right Click and Save As…) Topics and Questions Mentioned in this Podcast Episode: (35:13) Feature segment: An easy way to set goals for the year My series on Search Engine Optimization and my online business course Dreamlining: Defining what you want to DO, BE and HAVE for 2011 Understanding the cost for your dreamline – yearly, monthly and daily Turning your goals into an action plan, and getting into the habit of taking a little consistent action each day Q: I love blogging about saving money – should I create my own domain name and blog and should I continue even though its a crowded market? Q: You pointed out that search engines love long articles – how long should my posts be and how do I avoid stuffing the posts with fluff? Q: How can I update multiple social networks all at once? Q: How can I get the most from online advertising like Google Adwords? Ask me a Question for the Show! Leave a short message at 703-873-7782 or skype to “businesszen” at any time 24/7 and we’ll play the best questions on the show Send your question to us via email using our online form – While I may not be able to respond to every email personally, I will feature the best of your questions on the show Online Business Zen on iTunes The Online Business Zen podcast is featured in the iTunes store.  If you click on the iTunes button below, it will take you to my page on the iTunes store which has a direct link if you want to open/subscribe to our podcast within iTunes. For those using another podcast device (non iPod) or a mobile client, here is the direct feed link. Online Business Zen Email List For those looking to learn more about online business, you can subscribe to my email list or subscribe to the feeds at the top of the page.  I’ll send you a note weekly to help you get started with your online business.
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Started
Sep 4th, 2010
Latest Episode
Mar 19th, 2011
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
14
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