As we shift into a digital world where we use the internet as our main channel of communication, it’s easy to slip into what I call the “lone blogger” persona. This mysterious personality who sits in random coffee shops sipping an espresso drink and working on their next blog post. Running a website or blog can really isolate you from other people. It’s one of the big differences between working online and working in an […]
If you’re a business owner with an online presence, you may be so overwhelmed with one platform that you’re online presence is incomplete.
In this video, I’ll share the 3 mainstays of your online ecosystem and explain how they all feed into each other. If you’re missing one of the three pillars, the cycle is broken.
Write something. Write anything. Just write. This can be a challenge for someone whose expertise is not writing. Yet your ability to write is at the core of your ability to build a business online. In the offline world, you can rely on whatever your talents are and word of mouth if you’re lucky. When you try to extend those talents and in some way package and sell your expertise online, writing becomes really important. […]
A reader recently contacted me with an interesting question. He writes: I am the IT department for a small business. My biggest day-to-day problem is driving adoption rates among my 20 users. Despite being given strong tools I find a lot of people want to continue using Outlook and Index Cards. Do you have any insight on what holds people back from learning and implementing new tools? It’s a great question, and I think it […]
Since Cloud Coach is all about living in working in harmony with technology, I thought it would be fitting to look back over the last year at the various pieces of technology that have made my business possible. I’ve tried to list them in order of when I first started using the platform, along with my notes about whether I’d choose it again if I was starting over. Website Platform: WordPress Cost: Free I’ve written […]
Being that this is the first year that Cloud Coach has existed on the great wide internet, I can’t write a clever intro about how I like to look back each year, or about the progress we’ve made here on the site. I can’t compare my results this year to my results last year, and I can’t tell you about how my readers have grown or changed since the last time I’ve done this exercise. […]
Today on Cloud Coach, we’re going to do something different. I’ll be reviewing the book Get Noticed, by Marcus Taylor and Rob Lawrence. Rob is an online acquaintance of mine that I met through Ariel Hyatt’s Music Success in 9 Weeks Challenge- a boot camp on how to market your music online. Rob is more than just a musician though; he is a talented consultant and coach who helps musicians market themselves and get recognition […]
The shift to the cloud has made our lives easier. Online services are replacing things that our computers used to do, and to take advantage, all you have to do is sign up. Along with all of these new logins, comes more passwords. What’s a “connected” person to do? The purpose of this article is to teach you how to live in harmony with your passwords using a fantastic free password manager called LastPass.