Cloud Living’s Weekly Digest 10

STILLNESS, EARLY RETIREMENT, AFFILIATE MARKETING, CONTENT AUDIT AND MORE...

Are you looking for quick and effective practical strategies that'll take your online business to the next level?

That's exactly what we have in store for you with this Weekly Digest. 

Let's jump right in!

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The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet

https://hbr.org/2017/03/the-busier-you-are-the-more-you-need-quiet-time

Do you want to generate more good ideas and produce quality work?

If you want to succeed online, you're going to have to do just that.

Unfortunately, it's getting harder and harder to come up with good ideas. Not because all the great ones are already taken, but because we've become a society attached to technology.

I mean...

When was the last time you spent a moment with just yourself and your thoughts?

Been awhile?

You're not alone.

I struggled with this myself for a long time. I used to work 14, 16 hour days. There was no time for rest.

Then I stumbled across meditation and the simple act of reflecting in nature. This changed the course of my online career forever.

Here's why:

Stillness not only silences the mind, but it also relaxes you. All the tension from the day is stripped away. And you're free to just sit there and be. By doing so, you develop a sense of calmness and when you do think about work, you're much more capable of coming up with great ideas. ​

That's exactly what happened for me.

My greatest marketing ideas didn't come while I was stretched out in front of my laptop. They came while I was away from the computer, sitting on a park bench, thinking about absolutely nothing.

So do yourself a favour and give this article a read. Then take out at least five to twenty minutes each day and sit in silence. Your entire world will change. I promise. ​

The Cult of Early Retirement Meets (Or Strangely, Doesn't Meet) The Cult of Entrepreneurship 

http://www.tropicalmba.com/the-cult-of-early-retirement-meets-or-strangely-doesnt-meet-the-cult-of-entrepreneurship/

Early retirement. 

If you're an online entrepreneur, chances are you think or have thought about early retirement at least once in your life. 

Whether you're just starting out or you've been at this online game for a while, you've probably read a bunch of early retirement advice on financial blogs and things of that nature. 

But did it stick with you?

Chances are it didn't. 

If that sounds like you, you're going to want to check this post out. It approaches the concept of early retirement not through the usual lens, but from an entrepreneurial perspective.

It's the perspective I believe in.

Read it. Maybe you'll end up believing in it, too. ​

The Downside of a Single Focus in Your Entrepreneurial Journey No One Talks About 

http://authoritywebsiteincome.com/downside-of-focus/

One of the things I like to do is read blogs or books that challenge my preconceived beliefs.

One belief I've held onto strongly is in order to succeed you need laser focus. 

So when I came across this article, it immediately captured my attention. 

Why?

Cause it argues against laser focus. In fact, it says laser focus is the wrong approach for many. 

I can't say I agree with everything outlined in the article, but Jon definitely made some really good points that got me thinking. Check it out. I highly recommend this post. 

Who know...

It may just change the way you approach online business, forever. 

Affiliate Marketing Funnel - The Simplest Way to Quickly Make Money Online 

http://www.milesbeckler.com/affiliate-marketing-funnel/

Tired of reading, listening to podcasts, taking online courses - but still not making any progress with your dreams of making money online?

Then you need to drop everything and check out this monster post.

It provides a simple (yet highly effective) blueprint for making money via affiliate marketing. It's one of the best guides I've read. And I strongly believe if you follow the advice laid out in this article. And you combine it with hustle, you will win. Period. ​

How to Do a Content Audit [Updated for 2017]

https://moz.com/blog/content-audit

Looking to conduct a content audit? 

If so, you're going to want to start with this article.

It not only provides in-depth instructions you should follow to conduct a content audi​t, but it also uses examples and screenshots, making your life way easier. 

Grab a cup of coffee and get going!

The benefits of performing a content audit are second to none. If you've never done one in the past or it's been a while, you need to do one. Now. ​

Conclusion

There you have it!

Another Weekly Digest full of practical tips and tricks. ​

Spend some time exploring the resources above and make sure to leave a comment below with your biggest takeaways. 

Amtej Dosanjh
 

Amtej Dosanjh is CloudLiving’s Content Marketing Apprentice. He’s been an entrepreneur at heart since the age of five, having started off selling baseball cards and slowly moving on to bigger and better projects. His love for direct response marketing knows no bounds. And he’s determined to use his skill set to take CloudLiving to the next level!

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Dan - April 3, 2017

Thanks for the mention and for the round-up guys!

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