Tuesday Night, Jan. 7th Workshop! How to Make a Killing Quickly Becoming a Public Authority in Your Industry

Yes! Tomorrow night I’m speaking on a topic I have never, ever shared before! And, be frank with you, this one’s going to take me out of my comfort zone. Why? I’m starting from when I was really hurting with no business and no connections, and sharing how the internet was a tool that helped pull me out of that situation and become an authority in an industry that I love. This workshop is being hosted by the Hawaii Internet Marketers Association (HiMA) where you can register online. It’s just $10 online or $15 at the door at the Manoa Public Library.  Spread the word and I’ll see you there. Here’s a quick interview they did with me on what I’ll be speaking about: http://youtu.be/YJct1jfo5uE.

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Just $20 Gets You 9 Speakers and Lunch!

This Friday, November 1st from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Hilo Hattie in Honolulu, the “Six Figure Business Day” is on! And, how the heck they managed to make your registration just $20 with lunch included is a mystery to me. (However, I just got word that you need to register today to get lunch included. And, maybe tomorrow.)

“Easy Do-It-Yourself SEO that Works,” is the topic I’m going to speak on first thing in the morning, and then, along with you, I’ll be enjoying all the other workshops  for the rest of the day. Registrations are limited simply because the room can only hold a certain number of people.

For general information visit www.6figurebusinessday.com. When you’re ready to register, click here. They are tracking how many registrations come from each speaker. So if you could register with this link, that’d be super. And, for those that attend my session, I’ll be giving away away a special gift worth $150, no joke! What is it? Come, find out and be happy.

Here’s a rundown of  all the speakers, topics and schedule:

8:30am – 9:00am

Welcome by Kristen Robinson of KR Design

9:00am – 9:45am

Topic: Have Fun & Get It Done
Presenter: Jenée Dana

Ever hear the words time management and want to throw up? Are you struggling with finding time in the day to do it all? Learn to break the rules of traditional time management so you can run a successful business and still have time for a life.

Topic: Want more web traffic? Easy do-it-yourself SEO that works!
Presenter: Nate Burgoyne
It’s awesome to see your website move to page 1 of the search engines and watch your traffic soar! The first step is to learn search engine optimization. Join Nate in this workshop and learn how to do this at home with a regular computer and an internet connection. Those who attend this workshop will receive a FREE knock-your-socks-off gift from Nate that you won’t want to miss. 

10:00am – 10:45am

Topic: Earn Your Black Belt in Social Media Networking
Presenter: Kristen Robinson
Struggling to make money with social media? The key to social media is building relationships, consistency, and being “social”. Join Kristen Robinson of KR Design as she shows you how social media can help you build a profitable business with the skills that you intuitively have. Whether you are shy, an introvert, or outgoing, you can use social media as a means to network and raise your revenue!  Attendees at this workshop will walk away with steps they can implement right away and make an immediate impact on their business.

Topic: The Legal Needs of Small Business Owners and the Legal Solution Plan
Presenter: Tamana Tanielu
Doing Business in the 21st Century is both exciting and rewarding. However, business owners are facing legal challenges and various needs today more than ever. Tamana will highlight some of the legal issues and needs facing entrepreneurs in the 21st century and the legal solutions that LegalShield provides to help business owners.

11:00am – 11:45am

Topic: Increasing Your Brand Awareness through Custom Packaging and Promotional Products
Presenter: Jodi Uehara
Details coming soon!

Topic: Overcome Email Overwhelm & Turn Your Emails Into an Asset
Presenter: Kaylee Spinhirn
Do you have 1,000s of emails sitting in your inbox? Are people ignoring your emails?
Join Kaylee Spinhirn of Spinhirn Solutions as she walks you through her 7 steps of eliminating email overwhelm and how your emails can be more than just a communication tool. Attendees will walk away with immediate action steps to reduce the clutter in their inbox and build profitable client relationships.

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Lunch or VIP Networking Experience with Sloane Ketcham (VIP Ticketholders only)
Join Sloane Ketcham for this awesome VIP experience where she will teach you how to unleash your Inner Networking Guru. This is a must for businesses or professionals that depend on
word-of-mouth marketing for their business. Sloane will teach you her 7 simple networking strategies that will set a solid foundation and have you networking with purpose!

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Topic: The Power of Viral Videos for your Business
Presenter: Jeff Orig
Viral videos are powerful tools to help connect to your audience on a personal level as well as reaching out to new potential clients in seconds. Jeff will share what makes a viral video go viral, their power, and how your business can make a successful one.

Topic: How a glass vase, the colony of Jamestown, & Specificity have to do with my personal history to 6 Figure Success Presenter: Charlie Teixeira
Be prepared to draw, role play (voluntarily), & collaborate in this interactive and hands-on workshop. Charlie will just give it to you straight and tell you her six nuggets of wisdom that she’s collected over the years.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Speaker Discussion Panel (Use hashtag #6FigureBizDay to get your questions answered!)

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Don’t Miss This Thursday! 3 Hours of Live Online Training in Honolulu

SCORE Hawaii (Small Business Administration)
500 Ala Moana Blvd. Room 1-306A
(Restaurant Row in Honolulu)When?
Thursday, September 26, 2013
9am – NoonOnline Registration Only:
Click here to register online.

Do you own a small business?

Are you an entrepreneur getting ready to start a business?

Do you make  marketing decisions for your company?

If you answered, “YES,” to any of these questions, don’t miss this . . .

On this Thursday morning, SCORE Hawaii has invited me to Honolulu to teach a workshop to a small group of local business owners, future business owners and entrepreneurs on how to effectively market a business on the internet.

We are going to have a lot of fun and I’m going to share with you a ton of nuts and bolts strategies that will make a difference in your business.

This is not going to be a lecture on the importance of the internet. YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT.

This is not going to be another lame talk about why you need to use social media. YOU KNOW THAT.

This is not going to be a never-ending workshop on technical stuff nobody understands.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD WORKSHOP with specific strategies that you can implement immediately to make more $$$ for your business and will likely be the most valuable workshop you attend all year.

Here’s a taste of what you will learn if you attend:

  • How to influence Google to put your website at the top of the search engine results!
  • Get hundreds of real Facebook followers in just 3 days!
  • Learn how to search engine optimize your own website.
  • Learn how to increase traffic to your website automatically.
  • Turn your website from an online brochure into a marketing machine.

Also! We will have internet in the room. This means that we can look at your website (if you’d like) and make specific recommendations LIVE ON THE SPOT that will make your website more effective.

We are going to have a lot of fun in this workshop and you are going to be so glad that you came!

Register online right away. We want to keep this workshop small and seats are limited for that reason.

This event will be at the SCORE Hawaii Small Business Administrator (SBA) training room located in Honolulu at Restaurant Row. The address is 500 Ala Moana Blvd. Room 1-306 in Honolulu, HI.

Advanced registration is required. To register online CLICK HERE.

If you have questions email me direct at nate@nateburgoyne.com.


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Overwhelmed with Passwords?

Are you overwhelmed with passwords? If so, you’re not alone, especially as a small business owner or entrepreneur. I’m just skimming through my list of passwords and I’ve got them for about 40 email addresses, hosting accounts, domain name accounts, cloud services, membership sites with education, website administrator logins, toll free number account, virtual fax, online booking software, shopping carts, mobile phone, web design forums, marketing forums, software downloads, Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts, Pinterest, LinkedIn, invoicing software, database users, autoresponder services, merchant accounts, CRM, and TONS of others.

I used to have a folder where I wrote them all down by hand. That worked for a while, until I had like 4 pages of them! It took like 5 minutes to dig out the one I needed when I needed it . . . assuming I was able to find that cursed passwords book. That took forever, especially for passwords that require one uppercase, one lowercase, one symbol and at least 12 letters with a requirement that the password be changed every 30 days. AArrgggh!!!!

Frustrated and lazy, instead of finding the book and looking up the password, I would just submit for a password reset when I wanted to log in to the site. I’d get the password without finding my book, but I’d be lost again next time I tried to log in. Or, I’d forget what email address I used to sign up for the service, then I’d have to go hunting through my email addresses to try and find which one the new password was emailed to. A nightmare!!!!

I found the ultimate solution! I’ve been using it for a long time now and I love it. Wait, you say, my browser remembers my passwords for me. That’s all fine and dandy for a little while. What happens when Internet Explorer has your password saved and you’re using Firefox or Safari? You’re lost! What happens when you go use your laptop or tablet PC instead of your desktop? That’s right, you’re lost again because the passwords are saved on your desktop only. Or, what happens when you reinstall your browser or accidentally delete all stored browser information? (Which I’ve done by accident.) You’re lost again!

So, what has saved the day for Nate? Roboform. It’s awesome. It remembers all your passwords, automatically opens up the log in page, and logs you in to a website with just one click. And, it can work from any computer, tablet and even smart phones.

There’s a free trial so you can try it out before you upgrade to a commercial edition. Are there free services of similar software? Yes. However, I wouldn’t trust them at all. Free software is usually free for a reason and you wouldn’t want someone harvesting your logins would you? Me neither. Shoot, Roboform has an offer going on right now for just $9.95 for the first year! That’s like 82 cents a month. It’s a no brainer if you asked me.

I use a lot of software like this that makes me super productive. Suppose this software saves you 30 minutes a day total of hunting through your password book, typing in passwords, retyping mistyped passwords because of those bleeding •••••• dots that don’t allow you to read what you’re typing. What’s that? 30 minutes multiplied by 30 days. That’s an additional 15 hours of additional work time per month for you! That’s two full work days of logging in usernames and passwords.Would you pay 82 cents for an additional 15 hours of work time per month? Of course you would.

People ask me, “Nate, how do you run multiple businesses, spend quality time with your family, have time to exercise regularly, and have time to play and surf?” It’s the compound effect, my friends. It’s the same reason I have the super fast internet connection and computer. If a web page takes 3 seconds to load instead of 10 seconds. Let’s do the math, I save 7 seconds every time a web page loads. Let’s say I open 100 web pages per day, with a slow internet connection, I’d be spending a total of 11.66 minutes per day waiting for web pages to load. Over 30 days, that’s almost 6 hours of time wasted waiting for web pages to load 7 seconds at a time. How many times have you reached the end of the month and thought, “Crap! I wish I had like 6 more hours of time today?”

Well, I just showed you how to get approximately 21 additional work hours per month. Stop complaining and do something about it.

1) Get a faster internet connection.
2) Get the Roboform free download.

It’s like buying time.
RoboForm: Learn more...

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I’m really gonna’ get scolded for this one!

The wild adventure of life took me into uncharted territory Monday morning starting at 3:30am when I woke up and started filling water bottles and piling them in front of my house with a few Band-Aids. I then put a little pile of stones on the ground under the mailbox.

Why? Sometime on Saturday I decided that I’d wake up early Monday morning and try to run a marathon. The water bottles and bandages would be my aid station, and the little pile of rocks would be used to keep count of each lap I did around my town. 10 laps around town would make approximately 25 miles, then after that I’d keep running until the GPS on my phone said I’d reached 26.2 miles. With each lap, I’d put a pebble on the mailbox to keep count of my rounds.

Why am I really gonna’ get scolded for this one? I’m told you’re supposed to train for things like this. Um, I sorta’ . . . skipped that part.

Running a marathon hasn’t been a long time goal of  mine or anything. I exercise three times a week and run about a mile to and from my exercise class but I hadn’t been training. The longest run I did was The Great Aloha Run about 6 years ago. It’s a little over 8 miles and I struggled through it. In fact, I was a wrestler in high school and we were always butting heads with the track team. Running always seemed so boring to me. So, what caused me to do something like wake up and run 26.2 miles? What caused my change of heart? Well, I was inspired.

I love listening to audio books on my phone. Seriously, I listens to so many books! I recently listened to the following books (all true stories):

A Life Without Limits” by Chrissie Wellington. Basically she showed up unannounced and starting winning Ironman triathalons and breaking world records. A very candid and entertaining book, and a very well read audio.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall. An amazing adventure, entertaining, educational and inspiring.

50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days — and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!” by Dean Karnazes. One day, this guy decides he’s going to run 50 marathons, 50 days in a row in all 50 states. A great read.

It was primarily these three books that changed my thinking and got me out on my feet, and soon led to my decision to go for a marathon.

After 5 1/2 hours of running 26.2 miles, believe me, I’ve got tons of analogies, thoughts, lessons, and all that. But, here’s the one that I want to share in this blog post:

When you are inspired, take action.

Was I 100% sure that I was going to make it? No. Did I go ask all my friends if they thought it was a good idea? No. Actually, I didn’t even tell anyone, not even my wife (although she had a feeling I was up to something). My gut told me I could do it. So, I did.

What if I decided not to try because of fear of failure? What if I ignored my gut instinct that said I could do it?

The answer is easy. I’d be sitting here at my computer thinking to myself, “I wonder if  . . . I wonder if  . . .”

My message is definitely not intended to inspire reckless behavior. My intention in writing this post is to inspire you to take that leap of faith in life, business, entrepreneurship, sports, or whatever, and try. And if you fail, try again, and again, and again.

We all receive bursts of inspiration or motivation, or whatever you want to call it. When you feel the drive to do something that is not logical, not completely planned, and would not be considered prudent by a panel of experts, but your gut says you can, remember, Nate says,  “Go for it.” I’m cheering for you!

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