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    Hey Nick,

    Actually, a way around the whole spamming thing would be to base the publisher’s income on the number of likes and shares that their content receives. That way they would only want to share the most relevant and interesting information.

    Honestly, building a platform like that is bound to get shut down. I do have a possible solution however – if you’re able to build it in a way that connects to the user’s Facebook account, and then the user chooses from thousands of links on your website (that should be categorised for easy navigation), they select the link that they’re going to share, and then your service validates that they’ve actually shared it, and it also checks how many likes/shares it receives, and pays the publisher accordingly.

    That way, FB would have a hard time actually even discovering that you exist. Plus it’s incentivising people to share relevant and interesting content, so you may actually have a chance of survival.

    Brentis :)

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    Hey Nick,

    Actually, a way around the whole spamming thing would be to base the publisher’s income on the number of likes and shares that their content receives. That way they would only want to share the most relevant and interesting information.

    Honestly, building a platform like that is bound to get shut down. I do have a possible solution however – if you’re able to build it in a way that connects to the user’s Facebook account, and then the user chooses from thousands of links on your website (that should be categorised for easy navigation), they select the link that they’re going to share, and then your service validates that they’ve actually shared it, and it also checks how many likes/shares it receives, and pays the publisher accordingly.

    That way, FB would have a hard time actually even discovering that you exist. Plus it’s incentivising people to share relevant and interesting content, so you may actually have a chance of survival.

    Brentis :)

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    Hey Nick,

    It seems like quite a smart idea actually, so I commend you on that. However it’s fairly obvious that you’d be treading on thin ice. Essentially what you’re doing is paying people to spam their friends news feeds.

    Two problems:

    1) Many people won’t wish to spam their friends (unless they are paid quite a lot of money – and yet still, many won’t do it).

    2) The ‘publishers’ will have to do frequent spams (sorry to call it spam, but that’s really what it is) to actually make any useful amount of money, and therefore they’ll quickly be removed from their friends news feeds.

    The only way that I can see you getting around these problems are to, 1) pay the publishers like 95% of the advertising spend (leaving 5% for you), and 2) only let them post things that are congruent with their interests and liked pages on Facebook (meaning that they are truly going to be posting information to friends that will likely have similar interests and therefore will actually make use of the shared information).

    Otherwise, FB will basically kill you. In fact, they’ll probably do it even if you manage to solve all of these problems. It’s a neat idea, but the premis is based around incentivising people to spam – not all that cool.

    Good luck with it anyway! :)

    Brentis

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    Hey Nick,

    It seems like quite a smart idea actually, so I commend you on that. However it’s fairly obvious that you’d be treading on thin ice. Essentially what you’re doing is paying people to spam their friends news feeds.

    Two problems:

    1) Many people won’t wish to spam their friends (unless they are paid quite a lot of money – and yet still, many won’t do it).

    2) The ‘publishers’ will have to do frequent spams (sorry to call it spam, but that’s really what it is) to actually make any useful amount of money, and therefore they’ll quickly be removed from their friends news feeds.

    The only way that I can see you getting around these problems are to, 1) pay the publishers like 95% of the advertising spend (leaving 5% for you), and 2) only let them post things that are congruent with their interests and liked pages on Facebook (meaning that they are truly going to be posting information to friends that will likely have similar interests and therefore will actually make use of the shared information).

    Otherwise, FB will basically kill you. In fact, they’ll probably do it even if you manage to solve all of these problems. It’s a neat idea, but the premis is based around incentivising people to spam – not all that cool.

    Good luck with it anyway! :)

    Brentis

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    Hey there,

    I’m moving to San Francisco in a few months to pursue a complex tech venture (new type of search engine). The US, mainly Silicon Valley, is the absolute prime location for new tech ventures. There is just so many resources, contacts, investors etc to aid you in succeeding.

    On the contrary, if you’re aiming at small business, Australia is a lot easier.

    Simply put:

    US – Bigger ventures, higher risk, higher reward
    Aus – Smaller ventures, lower risk, lower reward

    Brentis :)

    #1083366
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    Hey there,

    I’m moving to San Francisco in a few months to pursue a complex tech venture (new type of search engine). The US, mainly Silicon Valley, is the absolute prime location for new tech ventures. There is just so many resources, contacts, investors etc to aid you in succeeding.

    On the contrary, if you’re aiming at small business, Australia is a lot easier.

    Simply put:

    US – Bigger ventures, higher risk, higher reward
    Aus – Smaller ventures, lower risk, lower reward

    Brentis :)

    #1082021
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    Hey there,

    Personally – I wouldn’t do it. Why? Because you won’t learn anything? No, of course you will – just not the ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS that will produce the most results. I’d recommend reading books such as The 4-Hour Work Week, How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not, Power Negotiating, The Success Principals, The Richest Man In Babylo (find a list of books on on my blog here: http://smallbusinesstalk.com.au/blog/motivation/list-of-motivational-business-books/)

    They’ll give you the essential foundation that will take you way further then a cert IV in Small Business Management would do – provided you use the information in the books to their full extent.

    Then, start a business. If it fails, who cares. Learn from your experience and start a new one. You do that, and you’ll find success comes so much faster than if you were to study SBM.

    Good luck!

    Brentis :)

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    Hey there,

    Personally – I wouldn’t do it. Why? Because you won’t learn anything? No, of course you will – just not the ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS that will produce the most results. I’d recommend reading books such as The 4-Hour Work Week, How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not, Power Negotiating, The Success Principals, The Richest Man In Babylo (find a list of books on on my blog here: http://smallbusinesstalk.com.au/blog/motivation/list-of-motivational-business-books/)

    They’ll give you the essential foundation that will take you way further then a cert IV in Small Business Management would do – provided you use the information in the books to their full extent.

    Then, start a business. If it fails, who cares. Learn from your experience and start a new one. You do that, and you’ll find success comes so much faster than if you were to study SBM.

    Good luck!

    Brentis :)

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    Hey there,

    A useful tool to help monitor your productivity when on the computer is RescueTime – http://rescuetime.com/ (no affiliation).

    There are two approaches to staying focused. 1) Force yourself – just keep doing what you need to and eliminate all distractions (especially automatic email retrieval that goes off every 5 minutes!), or 2) Keep your motivation and inspiration so high that you want to do nothing but stay focused on your goals.

    A combination of both doesn’t hurt either.

    Brentis :)

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    Hey Shane,

    I’d highly recommend reading ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ if you haven’t already – actually, even if you’ve read it, read it again! It’s primarily about outsourcing, delegating, eliminating, etc – and to do this we use Virtual Assistants. It’s well worth the read. You’ll be surprised at how much value you’ll get from this book.

    Good luck Shane!

    Brentis

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    Hey Shane,

    I’d highly recommend reading ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ if you haven’t already – actually, even if you’ve read it, read it again! It’s primarily about outsourcing, delegating, eliminating, etc – and to do this we use Virtual Assistants. It’s well worth the read. You’ll be surprised at how much value you’ll get from this book.

    Good luck Shane!

    Brentis

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    Hey there,

    I think a Facebook Like Box (which shows the faces of people who have liked your page) could fit nicely in the blank spot, however I wouldn’t put one there unless you have at least 10 likes on your Facebook page, as it will look awfully blank otherwise.

    Brentis :)

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    Hi Matt,

    I suppose a ‘web presence’ literally means that you can be ‘found’ online. A prime example of this could be Google Places. It’s not a website, but it allows prospects to find your business.

    I’d argue (probably because I’m a web developer) that a website is the most effective online presence (assuming that you’re willing to learn about different marketing strategies and implement them).

    Brentis :)

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    Considering that the US is nowhere near financially stable, I’d say that it is probably ‘safer’ to start a small business in Aus. Plus the tax system isn’t that hard to learn and abide by.

    I think it depends what industry you choose to go into, so as an example, the tech industry holds much more opportunity in the US (mainly in California in the Bay area), whereas farming may hold more opportunity in Rural Australia. It all depends. It’s worth doing your research.

    Brentis :)

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    Hi Khalid,

    I’ve been considering purchasing that Perry Marshall’s course, it looks quite informative.

    Thanks for your feedback Khalid, I appreciate it :)

    Brentis

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