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For the past 8 months, I’ve been talking with 20 of the top internet entrepreneurship minds in the world.

What started as a lofty project turned into the most thought-provoking, standard-shifting, and purpose-questioning learning experience of my life.

And today, I’m excited to share it with you.

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Humor sites do well with social media. Informational sites do well on search engines. But very few do well in both.

The sites that rank well and get shared often have massive email lists chock full of people who love what they’re doing and will buy whatever they produce. And it’ll all starts with a little blog.

Today I want to show you how to integrate search engine optimization (SEO), social media, and email marketing to accrue an incredibly engaged audience.

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Every website owner is addicted to traffic. We can’t help but constantly refresh our Analytics. The only way to get our fix is to inject our site with a traffic spike.

Traffic is fun but it doesn’t necessarily turn into money. In fact, excessive traffic can crash your site and cripple your business. I know at least one kid who got so much traffic that it cost more to host the site than he was bringing in in revenue.

But it’s still the second step to making money online. There are only six ways to drive tons of traffic and four are absolutely free.

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I talk to a lot of entrepreneurs. Most of them want my feedback. More often than not, by “feedback” they mean, “tell me how great and revolutionary I am.”

When people are emotionally connected to their ideas (which most entrepreneurs are), it’s hard to give honest feedback. I want to be as helpful as possible, but I don’t want to discourage them from getting started based on feedback that very-well could be wrong.

Nonetheless, I’ve encountered my fair share of thick-headed entrepreneurs. If I’ve talked to you, you’re probably at least one of these. But don’t take it personally; I’m still three.

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I could never learn what I’m learning at college. They don’t teach it there, because it can’t be learned in that way.

That was a quote from the 2008 Young Inventor of the Year. A 15-year-old kid who invented a new way to splice optical fibers. And it’s true. The important things can’t be learned in business school or any other classroom for that matter.

So I made a list of 101 things I’ve learned through three years of being an internet entrepreneur. Learn them here but they won’t sink in until you try them yourself.

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