Need to Move Beyond Client Work

I need to get serious when it comes to selling websites. It’s really the only thing I have started, isn’t dependent on actual clients and contracts, and can, at least partially, be automated to sell without my direct involvement constantly.

I am working on some marketing plans to help sell the websites and think it’s time I finally pull the trigger. The key will be to do it consistently, tweaking as I go. But to start things off, I have to do something.
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Incoming Planning for a Short Term Goal

I have an investment deal coming up, but I have to move some money around to have the cash to do it. That’s looking like I could come up short without cashing out of some investments. Now, I am thinking I should try to get my low-performing money generating methods working a little better to cover the difference.
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Selling Packaged Work To Get Clients

In order to generate some new client work, I started offering some packages. The plan is to offer a standard amount of work that I can easily quote a price on and complete. Something that I can throw up a Buy It Now button without having to have a discussion first about all the requirements and goals.

The idea is basically to eliminate custom development and just focus on standard pages most people need. I will also be including some more marketing and SEO related services, as well. The plan is to use each to promote the others, so I can do an ecommerce site, plus SEO. If you already have a site, I can just do the SEO.
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Shirt Selling Strategy Update 1

Here’s the first update from the shirt selling strategy. Getting the site set up seemed easy, but there were a lot of minor issues that popped up along the way. Once that was working, getting everything over to eBay and Amazon had problems. Right now, I am mainly focused on the paid designs since I have money tied up into getting them designed that I feel obligated to push these through first.
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T-Shirt Selling Strategy

I have been selling shirts for awhile, but started to get more serious about it. I figured I should document what my strategy is along with how things are turning out. Plus, doing this is more inline with my posting strategy on more complete posts. So I will cover everything for thinking up designs, actually creating the designs, getting them printed, selling channels, and marketing plan.
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The Giant Risk Everyone Must Take to Be Successful

With the new goal of posting better, complete approach posts instead of posting as often as every single day, I really haven’t been doing that. So I figured I should write one good post, and see how all this works out. For the post, I will address the big question I get asked the most often, how did I start making money? From landing clients to real estate, the ideas are simple, but the execution is hard. There is one thing that you must do which holds most people back.
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Reduced Hours With One Client, but Potential New Clients

As I figured, the Chicago client has reduced my hours. I am now currently guaranteed 0 hours a week. Knowing ahead of time has given me some time to get some replacements lined up. I have a short list of potential new clients to fill the void.
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