The Common Email Newsletter Mistake I Made And You Probably Do Too

By Yaro Starak

I grabbed my iphone and recorded a quick video for you in my house in Melbourne. No professional microphone, no professional lighting, just a little bit of post production editing to keep things interesting.

In this less than 5-minute video I talk about the subject I have spent the last twelve months thoroughly studying. I’ll explain more after you watch … Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhammad Noer: How This Indonesian Entrepreneur Attracted 20,000 Subscribers And 1,000 Paying Members To His “How To Speed Read” Business

By Yaro Starak

Muhammad Noer, or Noer as he likes to be called, was born in Sumatra Indonesia.

As a side project while working his full time job, he started a personal blog because he wanted to get back into writing. His topics were speed reading and slide presentations, two subjects he is passionate about.

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Morgan Brown: How To Start A Blog About Home Loans As A Side Project, Turn It Into A $4,000/Month Income Stream, All While Still Working A Job

By Yaro Starak

One of the wonderful pleasures of being a teacher online is you never know who is going through your materials and what they are doing with them. Years later people show up with amazing success stories, making big money, and you had no idea they were ever influenced by your work.

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How To Sell Your Blog Or Web Business For Life Changing Money

By Yaro Starak

Long time readers of EJ will recall the early few years where much of my writing on this blog focused on my business at the time, a proofreading service called BetterEdit.

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The site connected international students studying at universities in English speaking countries, with academic editors, mostly PhD level academics or … Read the rest of this entry »

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How Chris Peters Kickstarted A Beer Bottle Opening iPhone Case (With Ashton Kutcher & Jamie Oliver As Backers) Into A Million Dollar Company

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My newsletter subscribers will be well aware that I recently moved to Melbourne. To meet new people I have been hitting local entrepreneur meetup events pretty hard.

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I quickly met Rob Ward and Chris Peters, two local guys who used Kickstarter campaigns to start off what … Read the rest of this entry »

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Which Is Better: New Media Marketing Or Old School Internet Marketing?

By Yaro Starak

I received an email recently from one my newsletter subscribers named Zsolt, who is from Hungary.

He had a really great question regarding what business models still work online. Specifically he was referring to the more social web 2.0 world of blogging, podcasting and social media, versus traditional internet marketing formats.

This is the part of the message … Read the rest of this entry »

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My Experiment With The Multi-Author Blog Model, Leslie Samuel Takes Over Become A Blogger, My Bizarre Outsourcing Experience And Why I Left AWeber

By Yaro Starak

This is part 9 of my Business Timeline, you can read all of the previous chapters here.

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In the last chapter of my business timeline I explained what happened during the four years after I turned 30 in 2009.

I covered how I said no to becoming a speaker selling on stage, slowly closed down all my … Read the rest of this entry »

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From Motivated To Inspired: Why You Need Something A Little Extra If You Want Big Success Online

By Yaro Starak

My good friend Gideon Shalwick drove down from the Sunshine Coast this week to visit Brisbane. I was lucky enough to be included on his itinerary for a lunch date.

We ate burgers and then proceeded to spend the entire afternoon talking about business and life, as is usual when we get together. It’s a good thing this doesn’t happen … Read the rest of this entry »

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Are We Forgetting About Passion?

By Yaro Starak

When I started teaching people how to build blogs that could potentially make money, I faced a difficult challenge.

How can I teach people to pick the right blog topic or niche?

It’s the hardest decision to make and the place where everything can wrong right at the beginning.

No one gets this 100% right from day one, but … Read the rest of this entry »

By Yaro Starak

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