Focus On One Goal

Make Decisions Based on One Goal

When growing an online business or blog, there are so many different internal goals that fight for your attention. Between these goals, it’s hard to know how to divide your time to get the best results.… Continue Reading >

11 Kindle Ebook Ranking and Marketing Hacks for Amazon


I recently launched my first ebook, It’s Time to Start (download it free here).

Results: My Kindle ebook ranking was #1 in the Small Business category for free books, 3 of the 5 days during the giveaway period, as well as hitting #4 in Business and Money, and #6 in Entrepreneurship.… Continue Reading >

Talking Consistency with Noah Kagan

Picture of Noah Kagan and Dustin Lien

First of all, Noah Kagan is kind of a beast in the gym.

Here’s a picture of him and me after a gym session in Santa Monica recently (how do you type an up arrow?).… Continue Reading >

The Benefits of Teaching Everything You Know


I was talking to a business owner the other day about communication with marketing clients, and he told me he tries to be very general and vague with them so they don’t learn his “secrets.”

He feared that if he gave away his tactics, his clients would discontinue service with his agency and do the marketing themselves.… Continue Reading >

The Formula for Getting Things Done

The Formula for Getting Things Done

The Formula for Getting Things Done

As a lot of you already know, I’ve been writing a book for the last couple of months, and it’s now in the editing phase.… Continue Reading >

Getting Your First 100 Newsletter Subscribers

getting your first 100 newsletter subscribers

Hitting the milestone of 100 newsletter subscribers is a nice feeling. It can mean the idea for your product is gaining some interest, or your blog content is useful enough for people to want it on a regular basis, or maybe you are getting better at providing value through lead magnets.… Continue Reading >