All posts by Jae Burnham

[Back Up Plan] The Importance Of Having A Brilliant Plan B

Because I had a brilliant back up plan I was able to save 100's of dollars and a lot of stress.

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You've about Murphy's Law right?

His law states "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."

This is just one of those axioms that prove to be true over and over. And today, it came true for me...again.

But it didn't bother me. Because I had a plan B. I had a back up plan.

Back up Plan Meaning:

A back up plan means having a plan in case something bad happens. ​

I learned long ago that I needed a plan B. Because something bad happens all the time.

So if I didn't prepare then I could lose hundreds of dollars, have bad PR and lose jobs.

So What Happened?

​What happened is that I had employee of mine text me in the middle of night...too late to get someone else...saying that his appendix has ruptured and that he is going to the hospital for surgery. 

This is not the first time something like this has happened. And I suspect that it has happened to you a few times as well.

But I had a plan in place just for this eventuality.

Here let this video explain it:

While the story about Michael is amusing it also shows us that it is critical to have a plan B. 

And just as critical is executing that back up plan.

Having a plan B for your back up plan is always a wise choice too. You just never know when you go to execute your plan B that it won't go sideways as well.

The moral of the story is to anticipate when and where things can go bad and ensuring that you have a plan in place to solve those problems.

God Bless. Have a great day!

[YouTube Video Challenge] My 30 Day Challenge Begins Today

Miles Beckler of MilesBeckler.Com began a 30 day You Tube video challenge over 6 months ago after attending an event by Kyle Cease

Apparently he had a lot to say...(sorry I couldn't resist.)

I have watched Miles' videos over and over now for the last week. I have never been so captivated and motivated by anyone or anything before​ (except for my Lord and savior Jesus Christ...but that is another story.)

Something in the way Miles communicates his lessons has resonated with me, and it's motivated me to embark on my own 30-day video journey.

And today is the first day.​

In Miles's challenge he is just giving pure actionable content. He's not selling a thing. Except for a couple none of videos are sending you to affiliate links.

However, I cannot promise you that.

I will most definitely be putting in links where I can earn a commission. But I promise you that I will tell which are affiliate links and not.

9 Years as a Mover

​I have been in the moving business for what will be 9 years in July. 

how to run a successful moving business

Jae is the owner of U-Save Moving and Storage which he started in 2008 with little to nothing and has turned into a 6-figure per year business.

I started the moving company with nothing but a a desire to be my own boss, and pay-as-you-go phone and a Ford Explorer SUV.

I didn't have a computer, office, trucks, equipment or even any experience as a mover. Kinda of stumbled in the profession as they say.

But in that time I have amassed a considerable amount of knowledge about not only starting, but running a successful moving business.

Today, my business makes over $300K every year. I have 6200 sq ft warehouse. And I have moved 1000's of people across town, across the state and across the country.

Now I'm not bragging.

I'm merely stating what I accomplished.

"Why" you ask?

Because for my video challenge I will be teaching you how to start and run a successful moving business.

But...

I've used these methods and skills to start other businesses like a landscaping, car detailing, pet sitting and home cleaner businesses.

All from scratch.

I believe that I have something to share.

While I may not be the be-all, end-all I do come with a certain set of skills. ​

What I Need From You

​I need your help in making my YouTube Challenge work. 

I need:

  1. You to subscribe to my YouTube channel
  2. Watch and like (or dislike) each video you watch (I'm hoping you'll watch them all.)
  3. Leave a comment. Either good or bad (the really vile ones will be deleted and you'll be banned from my channel.)
  4. Share the video every where and anywhere you can.

Hopefully you'll do this for me. 

When you leave a comment this is what I would like from you: 

  • Tell me what you liked or disliked.
  • Tell me what you would like more info with

In this way, I can give you guys what you are looking for, or if I don't know, I can go and find it for you. 

The First 7 Days of the Video Challenge

Have you been wondering how it has been going since I started the challenge?

No!? Really! Really! I mean c'mon, really!

Well, just in case, here is a the video of my progress for the first seven days of the Miles Beckler YouTube 30-day Video Challenge:​

Wrapping Up

Well I think that just about does it. So until tomorrow when I come back with another video I will bid you a good night.

Oh...and one more thing. If you would hit one of the social buttons below and leave a comment I'd appreciate it. 

Have a Great Day!​

Google Adwords Forces You To Spend More Or Else

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We all use Google's Adwords keyword planner for most of our SEO services and research. 

So far it has been free.

Well it now seems that has changed, at least for those that Google calls "lower monthly spend" ​users.

​It seems now we SEO companies if we can't spend more than a certain amount we can forget about doing accurate keyword research and planning. 

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12 Insanely Profitable Benefits of SEO Marketing

I think it's safe to say:

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Every businessperson wants to market their business effectively for the least amount of expense. ​

But, is there a way to market your business and do it cheaply?

In fact, you can dramatically increase the amount of leads, customers and sales by implementing these simple strategies to all your search engine marketing...

...you could literally 5X your return on investment over all other forms of marketing. 

In today's post I am going to show you the importance of SEO and give you 10 insanely actionable advantages of search engine optimization

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The 5 Biggest Challenges On Using Social Media

A question was posed by Tamas Torok at Inbound.Org about what businesses have as their biggest challenges on social media.

I thought this was a good question.

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Because even though I am a pretty good SEO I have to admit that my skills with social media are a bit lackluster

And I bet many of yours are too.

I know for a fact that that businesses, especially small businesses, either run a little social media or none at all.

And I am betting that one of these items below is what many of you are dealing with as well.

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1000% ROI for $1/hr …New Kids App Crushes It For Businesses

There is a huge phenomena that is occurring right now under our noses that you business owners should be taking advantage of.

This is only a fad right now...but who knows. It could turn out to be something very huge.

Kids have grown up with watching Pokemon on TV and then playing the card game or playing it on video games.The kids that first began watching it have grown up and are now having kids of their own. And it appears that they haven't grown out of Pokemon just yet.

The new phone app Pokemon GO is huge.

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5 Ways To Write Listicles To Drive Traffic To Your Business

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The easiest way to present your product or service is by writing content that gets read.

And hopefully shared...A lot!

You could try and write the article yourself. But you may be like the rest of us shlubs and be horrible at writing.

Or you could spend $100s and pay someone to write for you. That isn't very practical if you are small business or start-up.

But what is easy is to present your information in the form of lists.

The new buzzword for this is "listicle."

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Not a big fan of the word myself as I usually catch myself saying in my head "testicles." And I giggle every time. But that's me...

Check this out....

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