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The Top Challenges 28-55 Year-Old Self-Employed Married Fathers Face

With $100 in credit at the real-time survey tool 1Q (referral link), I had the idea this past weekend to send an open-ended question to business owners as a way of exploring topics I could write about here on this blog. I set up my AskVert (what 1Q calls each survey panel) and sent out the question listed below. 

  • What's one of the biggest challenges (Business, Personal, Relational, anything...) you're facing right now?

The mini-survey went out to self-employed married men ages 28-55 with at least two children and earning at least $75k per year (a similar profile to myself). The question went out at 1:06 pm and within 41 minutes, I had one-hundred answers.

This open-ended question received a combination of short and expanded answers. Some answered with more than one challenge while two of the results were null (it's why the numbers don't add up to 100). Here's a summary of the results after I sorted through and organized them for a more effective understanding.

Explore the self-employed survey results

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How Google Responds To Blogging Breaks & Subsequent Publishing

If you’ve wondered how search engines respond to breaks and the activity following them, my unique data below points to Google sending traffic to websites with active blogging and they reward websites who become active following a break. Let's dive in. 
Since I began blogging in 2014, I’ve taken a break from blogging at the end of each year providing an interesting and unique set of data for evaluating Google’s response to both my inactivity and the subsequent reengagement. 

Continue exploring my date on how blogging breaks affect organic traffic

How My Most Googled Blog Post Unexpectedly Happened

There are unexpected events along the blogging journey, and those ahead of me that share provide insight and inspiration to help me along. So here I am, doing the same. One of these surprises included discovering the blog post driving a majority of my site's organic search traffic (Three Ways We Can Respond To Those Who Offer Their Help).

Until recently, I wasn't writing articles with a focused intent to generate organic website traffic. So, it was a pleasant surprise when I discovered success ten months after publishing my article on how to respond to an offer of help. Out of everything I wrote, I would not have guessed this post to be the one to drive a thousand visitors my way.

Continue reading about my search engine traffic success story

How To Re-engage Those Dormant Contacts Before Your Hubspot Renewal

Do you have an upcoming Hubspot renewal and wonder what do about those dormant contacts? With Hubspot (a powerful email automation software with amazing customer service support) your monthly fee is determined by the number of contacts in your database. If those contacts could make you money, you'll want to keep them around, so here's a strategy to figure out if they will.

Read more about prioritizing and qualifying an email contact list

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My Goals as I Look Forward to the End of February 2018

Month 2. Year 2018. 
After last month’s positive progress, and the lessons I learned, I’m looking forward to building upon this terrific start to the new year. 
Setting my goals for the month here in this post provides me a reference point to look back upon. It also gives me the opportunity to process upcoming objectives, and sharing provides you with a glimpse into my journey. 

Continue Reading About My Journey Through the Month of February

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Lessons Learned Looking Back at the Month of January 2018

Each month, I'm writing a blog post at the beginning (to look ahead) and right after it ends (to look back). These are part of my monthly reflection points. This will act as a regular progress report check-in (for accountability), foster learning on the month, and a memorialization of this time (for my future reference). I'll start these blogs with any lessons learned, a recap of my goals for the month, a list of the newly added blogs, a progress report of my 2018 goals, and any other tidbits worth sharing.

Continue reading what I learned and did in the month of January 2018

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