Monthly Archives: January 2017

Taking my company public

Every year I want to try out something out that is a little bit different to what I have been doing.
For 2015 it was starting a web-development agency business.
For 2016 it was focusing on Shopify Ecommerce.
And since its now 2017 I want to try out some thing new again, something different, challenging and interesting.

So I am starting to push out a lot of content for my business. So in a sense I am taking my company and myself ‘public’.
This means I will be pushing myself out there and generating inbound leads for my business and really aim to position myself and my Shopify agency as top experts in my field.

So I thinking and planning of the best way to do this and decided that I am going to be pushing content on YouTube.
And then shamelessly promote that content throughout the Internet.

I believe in this plan because in my mastermind group this has been proven to be a good (Although very time consuming) way to get new leads for business.

I hope and believe long-term I will be a lot better off because of this.

Initially with content marketing it is most likely going to be like a J-curve. It can take a long time and a lot of effort to get noticed but once the work is done it should eventually reap continuous benefits.

And that is the aim here:
1. Create content that speaks to my target customer.
2. Position myself as an authority.

So the goal is to drive leads through that.
Not to grow a subscriber base but to get the right people on the phone with a right mindset.

Check out my YouTube channel here.
Check out my companys website here.
If you haven’t yet, you can also connect with me via LinkedIn.

Lots of cool stuff coming up on YouTube.
Ecommerce is always interesting and it is more relevant than ever so keep in touch 🙂

Thanks
Samuel

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2017 is here!

A new year is always a chance for a fresh start.
And whilst any moment is a good moment to start a better life it is a psychologically good to put something behind you when starting over.

So why not plan and refocus.

I know my 2017 will be focused on running my company. It will be a very important year. Probably the most important year so far.

In 2017 I look forward to having every process fully automated. I just need good commitment for a few more months before it can be feasible reality.
Now I have automated lead generation and project management to the point where they are running around 80% without me. I want to get close to 100% and stable before hiring my first salespeople. After that I should be free from the day to day operations.

Now, I got to say that 2017 didn’t start too gloriously for me.

In the morning hours I ended up puking in the toilet from too much beer.

That is why I am taking 100 days break from drinking.
So no alcohol for 100 days.

In exactly 100 days I will be flying from Taiwan back to the philippines. So that is actually very convenient.

Apart from these things I think it is good to just map out priorities so that they are clear and concise in my mind.

2017 Focuses:
1. Build a lasting agency. Focus on inbound and delivery more than outbound and sales. Running my agency will be a lot more focused on content marketing and I on the other hand will seek to be the main expert in the company. This means that there will be all the bells and whistles of online marketing soon. Traffic, a tripwire, lead magnet etc etc.. 🙂

2. Become a master delegator. With so much cheap labor, I shouldn’t do things myself. I am going to be a leader, use others, not being the hero.

3. Take better care of myself. This is a bit related to the last point but I want to make sure that I do my evening meditation almost every time.

4. Take care of my diet. Lets bring back the healthy diet. No drinking for the first 100 days, but also I want to average at least one healthy meal for every day. I will also be stricter in eating my vegetables.

5. Take time to exercise. Now, it is difficult to put goals and promises to these because situations vary a lot when you travel.

So those are five focuses of mine. Seems like they are all long-term oriented.

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Now the 1st of January also marks the end of my dieting 10% bodyfat challenge.

I definitely lost a few kilos.

However I am very much in the dark regarding this because I haven’t seen a single scale in Asia.

The last time I measured was in Warsaw 40 days ago.
And I was couple kilos from my goal.

So I think it is fair to say that I missed it by just a kilo or so.

However, commitments are commitments.

So, I am going to get to 10%. And I am going to record it.

That is not really even important for my body but for my resolve.

You cannot back down on your commitments.

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