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How do I leave my day job? Three things you should do before you resign

Just about everyone reaches a point in their work life where they consider acting out that tantalising fantasy. You know – the one where you fire your uber-frustrating Hitler-type boss and set off blazing your own trail to instant riches…

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How do I leave my day job? Set up a social media strategy

If you think social media is merely a forum for sharing what you’re having for lunch or where bored housewives fritter away hours building virtual farms – and that social media has no role in business… you’re wrong.

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The Internet Marketers Con – Making Millions on the Internet

As a business owner I am sure at some stage you will come across a form of marketing that entices you to a spectacular event promising massive rewards, including the ‘secret’ for making loads of money on the Internet.

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How do I leave my day job? Don’t be a “Yes Man”

Feeling the excitement of actually building something that people wanted and were willing to pay we obliged. Our developers spent many hours adding in features that our clients wanted. However, overtime it dawned on us that many of the features we were adding could only be used by the requesting client.

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How do I leave my day job? Don’t become a prostitute

Once you set a precedent with the client that its okay to ring you out of hours to talk business or deal with an issue it becomes almost impossible to change and the client will end up abusing it.

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How do I leave my day job? Simplicity is the path to riches.

I brought a MAC years ago because I was absolutely frustrated with Microsoft’s operating systems constantly crashing. MAC offered less features – less complexity and it just worked. But now Apple is going the way of MS and adding far too many features to their products thus slowing down a once fast OS and making […]

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How do I leave my day job? Perfection will lead you to failure

This is a fundamental rule that is broken by many and in my opinion dooms all businesses to failure if they choose perfection over speed to market.

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How do I leave my day job? You need to diet

I have seen startups flush with loans buy $300 chairs for all their staff, the top of the line MACs, glossy business cards, office space in the top end of town – their budget office costs grossly exceeding what little revenue comes in.

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How do I leave my day job? Are You planning your exit even before you have begun?

I think many people make the mistake of starting their own business with the sole intention of selling it. This sets your mind in the wrong gear which means you start missing out key considerations such as how much to invest in your business…

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Starting a business but don’t know what to sell? This post might help you decide.

For example James Dyson thought his vacuum cleaner sucked – well actually that was the problem – it didn’t suck too well at all – that lead James to create what would become a revolution in vacuum cleaner design.

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How do I leave my day job? Business Plan or Business Guess?

For me a business ‘plan’ is a guess – a ‘stab in the dark’ so-to-speak. Its a guess that you will still be doing the same thing in 1 year, its a guess that you will still have a market in 3 years, its a guess that your business partner will not have a stroke […]

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Two seriously BRILLIANT ways to get your first client

I have already mentioned these two brilliant ideas on how to secure your first client(s) in my post “How do I leave my day job? The Pre-flight Checklist” but I thought they should also be within their own post for people who have already left their day job but needed some ideas for attracting clients.

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