Are you dreaming of owning an online business, that puts passive income in your pockets every month like clockwork? That would free up your time, allowing you to focus on what’s important in your life?
I hate to break it to you, but the odds aren’t really in your favor…
See, creating an online business normally takes time. A lot of it. When I first started in this business, it took me about 2 years of painful trial-and-error before I “made it”. And I had the (huge) advantage of being able to work on my business for 4-6 hours per day, since I was a student at the time.
2 years working 4 hours per day… Oooh my… I spent over 2500 hours before I got it right! If I had only been able to work 1 hour per day, it would have taken me a whooping 8 years!
Are you prepared to spend 2-8 years in front of your computer desperately searching for a working method? Pretty depressing, wouldn’t you say?
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The road to an optimized and highly converting website is long, and littered with poor results from various experiments. Sometimes it almost seems like it’s easier to just drive more traffic than sell more to the traffic you already have. That’s rarely the case though, and the fact is you should be doing both anyway. What does and doesn’t increase conversions varies greatly from site to site, but there are a few things that never fail to kill conversions completely…
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Stanford University Medical Center Report
Here is a partial list of stories that I’ve written for the University’s weekly paper, Stanford Report.
(Quarterly magazine for medical school alumni)
Pink Think: The hitch with the breast cancer marketing pitch Summer 2007
Stem Cell Cures?: The long and winding road Spring 2007
Professor Gadget: What’s an inventor like Yock doing in a place like this? Fall 2006
Pick a Bone, Any Bone: Evolution works it’s magic Summer 2006
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My feature writing spans the spectrum from Astronomy and bomb-sniffing robotic lampreys to running and kayaking. I like writing features, and I particularly like off-beat features that leave room for some fun. I have included links to PDF files when they are available. I can also fax articles on request. You can see additional feature clips written for Stanford Medicine Magazine on the University Relations page.
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I have written news stories to daily or weekly deadlines on topics including health, medicine, environment, geology, physics, and astronomy. However, my expertise is in molecular biology and genetics. I have included links to web pages or to PDF files when they are available. I can also fax articles on request. You can see additional news clips written for Stanford Report on the University Relations page.
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