Weekend Beat Episode 9

So… what happened to the Weekend Beat?

I took the summer off writing and spent a lot of family time.

So let's get into it, shall we?

So here are your three nuggets…

1) A tool or resource I've been using (often free).2) A song I've had on repeat this week3) A short thought or idea you can put into action or reflect on for the weekend.

So pretty simple.

So let's get started.

1) Tool


KeywordsEverywhere

This is a tool that USED to be free, but is now on a paid credit system.  $10 gets you 10,000 credits, so it's not expensive.

What I like about this tool is that it's a browser extention that provides SEARCH VOLUME data, even for YouTube.

This helps me choose what to make new content and videos on.

UPDATE: There is a free alternative keyword search volume tool available called “What's My Serp?

2) Song


A song I've had on repeat for the past few weeks is the entire Taylor Swift CD, Lover.  Jack has always been into Taylor Swift, and apparently, we are not allowed to change the CD yet.  Marie won't let me either.

The song I really like from it is Death By A Thousand Cuts, which has two different riffs on top of each other that somehow work.

I think of the reasons she's been so successful is that she has a way of telling a story with some unique details in her songs.

It's a good album.  The back half has some filler, but very listenable.

3) Concept


I sent out a couple of emails about having a side hustle.  And I've thought about the different ways I earn money.  None of them are from traditional sources, except, of course, investing.
There are MANY different ways to create a side income.  And while I think Gary Vaynerchuck is completely unbalanced with his 100% work 0% family “hustle”… There are many ways that don't require you to sacrifice your entire life.

So here are 177 ways to create a side hustle.

Not all are ideal for you.  In fact, most of them might not resonate with.  You only need one or two (or three) and to put those into action!

PS – I don't know how long this Side Hustle offer is going to be around.  But I've read through it, and I can tell you that it's worth it.
Highly recommended.

Get the Side Hustle Bible here.

PPS – The link only works for a US IP.  So you can get a VPN which allows you to change you IP here.

And if you are in Canada, check out this instead.

Weekend Beat: Episode 7

It's the Weekend!  Time for the Weekend Beat to get you through your weekend.

So today is my son's birthday.

Awesome guy.  So I've been out doing birthday stuff all day.

We did our first escape room together, which was incredibly well done.  Like freakin' awesome!

We were trying to steal Mr. Coleman's prize jewel and get off the train in under an hour.  We came up just short.  But it was really detailed and well-done.

it was an immersive experience complete with ambient train and crowd sound and tons of old set pieces that made it seems like a meticulous movie studio set.

Of course, Jack being so competitive, has ranked us all on our performance! LOL!

If you're in the Dartmouth/Halifax area, check out Tic Tac Go.  Incredible!

Side note: One reason these are so addictive is they require intense focus, which puts you in the state of Flow.  (If you're not familiar with the concept of flow, read this.)

We all had a blast.

By the way, if you want to catch the knockout round of the Women's World Cup, you can stream every game on FuboTV.


So here are your three nuggets…


1) A tool or resource I've been using (often free).2) A song I've had on repeat this week3) A short thought or idea you can put into action or reflect on for the weekend.

So pretty simple.

So let's get started.

1) Tool


Bobby.

It's a cute little squirrel that helps you track your subscriptions.

I like it because I like to keep a high level view of my expenses.  And it helps me get a gauge on the “monthly” costs of services I pay for annually, like Dropbox.

On a side note… One expense I won't have anymore is a landing page builder, as I bought the exclusive lifetime offer for Mike Filsaime's GroovePages.

(The offer is officially closed, but there is a backdoor link to get it at ONE LIFETIME payment this weekend only is here.)

I love eliminating monthly expenses with a quality alternative if one becomes available.  (But it's got to be quality!)

If you want to use Bobby for free…
Get Bobby here.

They have a freemium model, so you can track a certain number of subscriptions.  So if you want to start, I'd recommend with those annual ones so you can get a quick view on how much they are costing you a month!

2) Song


A song I've had on repeat this week is Think Twice by Erykah Badu.

This song just gets in my head.  I love some of her repetitive jams.  This one is with the jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

3) Concept


Do it now.

If you have a small window to knock something out.  Do it now.  Just don't think and get into action.  Just start.

That's how I got my deck power-washed this weekend.   I just brought up the machine and started.

Actions have power.

Have a fantastic weekend.

PS – The GroovePages lifetime offer is over.  But there is a backdoor link available this weekend ONLY.

$495 one-time only for a page builder built by the same team that built industry-titan, WebinarJam.

Heck yeah. I'll take that anyday.

If you want to lock in on GroovePages (like I did!) grab the GroovePages offer here!
My advice?  Don't sleep on this.  You need a page builder as a marketer.  Full stop.

Weekend Beat: Episode 6

It's the Weekend!  Time for the Weekend Beat to get you through your weekend.

First up, sports!

Big Up to Toronto Raptors for winning their first NBA championship.  I enjoyed catching some of the games down the stretch.

kyle lowry

#wethenorth

Kyle Lowry was incredible.

Also, the Women's World Cup is on – some really good games coming up still in the group stage.

If you're a cord cutter, like me, you can watch the games this month on FuboTV.
So here are your three nuggets…

1) A tool or resource I've been using (often free).2) A song I've had on repeat this week3) A short thought or idea you can put into action or reflect on for the weekend.

So pretty simple.

So let's get started.

1) Tool

This is a tool you will want to check out if you have any crypto.
It's called Cryptagon.

It's a web app that tracks your crypto portfolio though API for free.

And it has some nice charts so you can see your portfolio broken down by exchange or coin.
One of the more obscure things about crypto, is that sometimes it's hard to conceptualize how much a certain altcoin is worth in USD terms.  Well, that's why an app like this is really helpful.

You can connect via READ-ONLY API keys.

Note: Make sure you always connect via READ-ONLY API keys.  For some exchanges, like Binance and Poloniex, you need to just uncheck everything other than read only.

Don't have any crypto yet?  Buy $100 worth of crypto here and just hold it.

And if you already have crypto, start using Cryptagon and let me know what you think!

2) Song

A song I've had on repeat this week is Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.
I'm not a big fan of country, especially new country.  But this is a really nice song.
It's off a Bob Dylan album called Nashville Skyline.  It was Dylan's 9th album and is the one where he sang in this weird country style that he only did for this one album.

The backup musicians are some of the top Nashville session guys of the time, including Kenny Buttrey and Charlie McCoy – and the songs are simple but lovely.  I actually own an old vinyl copy of this one and love the way it sounds on vinyl.

Anyway, the song is a gem if you have not heard it before.

3) Concept

Three questions.

I had a chance encounter with a stranger a couple days ago running an errand, and it turned into a lengthy, deep conversation.

One of the interesting sidenotes was the concept of 3 questions.  If you ask somebody three questions, starting with “How's your day been going so far?” and then following up with a couple more – you'll likely find some common ground with anybody.

The quality depends on the next questions.  But if you ask something aimed towards a specific, you should be in good shape.

So the challenge this weekend is to try it out.

Ask.  Three questions.  You got this!

Have a fantastic weekend.

PS – This is Important!

Only 2 more days before the GroovePages one-time payment options goes bye-bye!

$495 one-time only for a page builder built by the same team that built industry-titan, WebinarJam.

Heck yeah. I'll take that anyday.

If you want to lock in on GroovePages (like I did!) grab the GroovePages offer here!

Weekend Beat: Episode 5

It's the Weekend!  Time for the Weekend Beat to get you through your weekend.
Yesterday the Women's World Cup started in France.

France bossed the park in the opening game.  I'm excited to see more of the games this month during the tournament.

If you're a cord cutter, like me, you can watch the games this month on FuboTV.

So here are your three nuggets…

1) A tool or resource I've been using (often free).2) A song I've had on repeat this week3) A short thought or idea you can put into action or reflect on for the weekend.

So pretty simple.

So let's get started.

1) Tool

I really like this free checklist tool.  Checklists are important for creating systems and gettin' stuff dun!

This one has a REALLY nice interface, an iOS app, and they have a free and paid version.  They also have hidden away a publisher version – which allows you to create unlimited checklists for free (and you can keep some private if you like.)

It was created by Marvin Russell, who is an SEO guy.  So the checklists you publish are optimized to do well in the search engine results.

(For the SEO geeks out there, the way the structured data of a “list” is presented to the search engines is ideal for optimization.)

My advice?   Go grab a publisher account from this link.

2) Song

A song I've had on repeat this week is Get Free by Major Lazer featuring Amber of the Dirty Projectors.

I love the video on YouTube: real gritty candid shots of life in Jamaica.  It reminds me of when I've visited non-first world countries.  The first time was a real eye opener.  It gives you perspective and empathy.

And I love the beat.  It's addictive.

And I love the way the song captures the sentiment of trying to get out and not being able to.  Hope you enjoy it!

3) Concept

Your audience.

Where is your audience?  How can you get in front of your audience?  Is there a place where you can easily get in front of your audience even if you don't have a list?

Some people do this on Facebook.  But maybe Instagram is easier to get in front of and build your audience.

Personally, I love YouTube.

The audience is there and it's easy to get videos ranked if you follow this step by step formula I lay out for you.  (No charge for that one!)

Weekend Beat: Episode 1

This weekend, I'm starting something new.

It's called the Weekend Beat.

And I'm going to be dropping 3 nuggets for you each week.

1) A tool or resource I've been using (often free).

2) A song I've had on repeat this week

3) A short thought or idea you can put into action or reflect on for the weekend.

So pretty simple.

So let's get started.

1) Tool

A tool I have been using recently is UberSuggest.

It's a free, badass tool for doing some deep dives into keyword.

Check it out here.

2) Song

A song I've been grooving to this week is “Ain't Gwine to Whistle Dixie (No Mo)”.  Taj Mahal song.  Just a happy, happy groove.  Hard to not move your head when listening to this one 🙂

I'll be dropping some pretty eclectic tunes over the coming months.  So stay tuned.

3) Concept

Think wider.

A lot of the MMO market is very co-mingled.  But it's much smaller than it appears.  Think of how you can broaden your audience – and have mass appeal.  What can you do this week to just help people outside of your core focus.

When you expand your macro, you expand your influence.

And that's all for this week.

Let me know if you like this idea of the Weekend Beat, and have a fantastic weekend.