Google Analytics is a fantastic resource that allows you to gain insight into the traffic you receive, the sources of where that traffic came from and what visitors did once they arrived at your site. Unfortunately there are those that try to take advantage of your reports by sending you invalid traffic, something commonly referred to as “Ghost Referral Spam”. This has become a problem with a few clients so I thought I would go over this particular issue and give you an outline on how to filter and remove it from future Google Analytics reporting. Continue reading “How to remove ghost referral spam from your Google Analytics accounts”
The demands of my online business were driving me crazy, and I finally came to the realization that I needed some help if I was going to grow my company and stay sane in the process. This lead me to start exploring outsourcing. As a freelancer myself, I knew what type of entrepreneurs I enjoyed working for, and I strive to be one of those people.
After a few initial stumbles, I came up with a system of finding talented people and getting work done quickly and efficiently. These projects have varied from coding projects to tasks that are completed by virtual assistants on a regular basis. I am currently working on a course and book in this area and thought I would start things off by sharing some of the benefits that I have personally experienced over the last couple of years. Continue reading “Benefits of Outsourcing – 7 Benefits That I Have Personally Experienced By Outsourcing”
One of the common questions I receive from new freelance writers is “How to compete with overseas freelancers?”. Over the years I’ve had a lot of experience in this field, including some fantastic successes mixed in with brutal failures. Here’s some tips that I can offer you based on my own experience.
I have had a couple requests for a quick training session on how to share files and folders on Google Drive. It’s very simple to do and a great way to get files to friends, family, co-workers, peers, etc. Here’s the video and if you have any questions, please let me know!
I’m a big fan of Nick Loper’s podcast The Side Hustle Show, which is aimed at entrepreneurs who have a side business. His tagline is absolutely killer;
“Your 9 to 5 may make you a living but your 5 to 9 makes you alive!”
I listen to this podcast religiously now even though I turned my side hustle into a full-time business because he brings on some very interesting guests, asks fantastic questions that draws out actionable points for his audience and just seems to be a nice, down to earth kind of guy. Nothing is more off putting for me than having an interviewer who presents themselves as a know-it-all and takes every opportunity to talk about themselves and promote their own business. Nick is definitely not one of those guys and you can tell he’s taking every opportunity to learn as well.