Sweat Equity

Sweat Equity

So a few months ago, Rand Fishkin, the co-founder and former CEO of Moz, sent me an advance copy of his new book Lost and Founder. Now I’ve been a big fan of Rand for years, and I was excited to read the book before interviewing Rand on my Jumpstart podcast. The book was full […]

The Way of The Entrepreneur

The Way of The Entrepreneur

Today marks the conclusion of my five-part series on entrepreneurial freedom. If you’ve missed any of the posts in the series, here they are in order: 1. The Four Freedoms of Entrepreneurship This post talks about the four freedoms we all seek as entrepreneurs in order to live a fulfilled and meaningful career, and the introduction […]

A Tale of Two Locations

A Tale of Two Locations

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing on how to achieve freedom as an entrepreneur. Last week, I discussed how your work can help you achieve freedom by asking yourself whether the work you do is rare and valuable. Being rare and valuable is a key to earning windfall profits for your business. Today, […]

Freedom of Work

Freedom of Work

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been writing about entrepreneurial freedom. Last week I wrote about the two mindsets when it comes to financial freedom: 1) the Spartan mindset of frugality and 2) the Athenian mindset of abundance. Today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on how to achieve freedom via your work. Your […]

Financial Freedom: Spartan or Athenian?

Financial Freedom: Spartan or Athenian?

Last week, I talked about the Four Freedoms of Entrepreneurship. Today, I wanted to take a deep dive into one of the most important pillars – financial freedom. Financial freedom is probably the number one most sought-after milestone for anyone who jumps into freelancing, consulting, or owning an agency business. But there are two mindsets when it […]

The Four Freedoms of Entrepreneurship

The Four Freedoms of Entrepreneurship

Everyone wants freedom, but not everyone is willing to pay their dues to attain it. Freedom comes at a price. The ancient Spartans fought the Persian Empire to protect their freedom and 300 Spartans willingly died at the Battle of Thermopolyae to preserve it (and I watched the movie 300 about 50 times when it came out on […]

Are you committed?

Are you committed?

We all want something in business and life. “I want a million dollar business.” “I want to travel the world.” “I want to be the best in my industry.” Wanting something is easy, something that every one of us accomplishes each day. The hard part? Commitment. Earlier this year, I posted growth goals for jeffalytics.com, aiming […]

Stay Top Of Mind

Stay Top Of Mind

Do your clients think of YOU when they think about the services you offer? If not you, then who? If your email inbox is as clogged as mine, it’s no secret to you that today is the day GDPR becomes official. A day that has changed how the web operates. Forever. For better or worse. For […]

Your Clients Don’t Trust You

Your Clients Don’t Trust You

Last week, we talked about the Snowball Strategy, where I argued it is THE key to growing your revenue over time in your freelancing, consulting, or agency/service-based business. Client relationships are the foundation of the Snowball Strategy. You need to develop long-term relationships with your clients to ensure profitable growth in your business. But what […]