Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

The Best Of This Blog Year 1

Here’s a list of posts that have had the most views in year one of The JosephRatliff.com Blog, enjoy (each link opens in a new window) :

Internet Business And The Ripple Effect

Are You Lying To Your Email Readers?

Why You’re Probably Missing The Boat With Social Media Marketing

The Entrepreneur’s Disease You Haven’t Heard Of Until Now, And One Thing That’s Killing Your Online Business…

Society Kills The Internet Star

How To Grow Your Business Fast, And Why You’ll Never Actually Do It

How Fast Would You Paddle To Keep From Going Over A Waterfall?

And just in case you wanted to see more…

I will do one of these once a year in February…to kinda “recap” the previous year.

What Is The Profitable Business Edge, Part 3

Hello, welcome to the third and final sequel of the trilogy.

I am just going to touch base on the 4 items we finished with from the last post…

So, what is the real deal with the signature?
Well, in my signature file I typically use “author of The Profitable Business Edge” and now use “author of The Profitable Business Edge 2 .
This has developed to serve a few purposes. It is the branded name of my first real business blog yes, and now will carry on to this blog’s sequel (which I will get to in a moment). Next, there are plans in the works for books that I am writing that I cannot divulge too much detail on just yet. Notice the bold on the “s”. 😉
So, I am going to publish an actual, covered, printed book in the upcoming months for all business owners online and off to enjoy. Part of my surprise for the 100th post centers around this little invention of mine.
Where is The Profitable Business Edge 2 going to take us?
The cool thing about the sequel blog, located at http://josephratliff.com , is it has all of my posts up to this series in it, plus more that I have added since then. Check it out, because in addition to the content quality being “on the edge,” I have learned a lot about blogging. For example, The Profitable Business Edge 2 is a fully functional WordPress style blog using my name as a domain. Easy to remember.
In the future, I will be opening a feature for content writers to add carefully selected marketing pieces containing “insider secrets” that will benefit all business owners (me too). Be on the look out for hidden extras as well.
And now, the question and answer you have all been waiting for…

What about the 100th post to the original should I be watching for?
Bonus time. On the 100th post, which will be obvious to all the readers…I will place a subscription form where upon submitting your email and name (again, sorry, I want to track results with this) and receive the following for FREE:

  • A special free report “The Best 10 Out of The First 100”, a kind of Greatest Hits for The Profitable Business Edge based on visits and other accumulated stats. ($27 value)
  • An audio titled “Breaking Loose, Taking Your Business Beyond The Mediocre” by me. This audio will contain the critical information you need to step up and really rake in the profits. This audio will be like sitting in a room with me and getting a “hot seat treatment.” ($197 value)
  • And…last but not least, only those that submit their name and email address on this list will receive a FREE copy of my first book in pdf format when it hits the shelves. You will also have an opportunity to receive a special offer on the hard copy version (really special offer).

So, that about does it. Pay careful attention to this blog for that special day, as I will be limiting the number of free bonuses to under 250 people (announcements will be made on both this blog, and The Profitable Business Edge 2 when the time is approaching for the bonus).
Until then, keep coming back here and the sequel for cutting edge information and tips to improve your business.

To your success online and offline,
Joseph Ratliff
Marketing Consultant, Copywriter, and Author of The Profitable Business Edge

What Is The Profitable Business Edge? Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the story behind The Profitable Business Edge.

So, what are we going to cover in part 2?

* Why the name “The Profitable Business Edge”?
* Where is The Profitable Business Edge now?
* An upcoming special surprise. 🙂
* And why the heck does Joseph’s signature always say “Author of The Profitable Business Edge”? That could only mean he is…
We will start with why the name…
Well, it represents my coaching style. Edgy, in your face, challenging you to become the best business person you can be towards increased success.
And, I wanted to describe the main benefit in the title for business owners online and offline.
Profitable Businesses.
Put the two together, and you have The Profitable Business Edge.
So, where is The Profitable Business Edge now?
Well, this is the 81st post since February 2006. It has been received very well by the readers, with comments, emails saying thank you, and so forth. But, I know that even good things can always be improved…so…two things come into play here:

  1. There is a sequel, The Profitable Business Edge 2, located at http://josephratliff.com which will be even edgier than the first, with high – level content to deliver profitable business information for all.
  2. And I think I would still keep an eye on the original for the 100th post. 😉 There may be a surprise in the works…

So, the last thing is the signature.
Anyone who reads any of my signatures reads “author of The Profitable Business Edge” contained within the signature file.
Why? Well, I will tell you it has nothing to do with being the author of this blog.
I will reveal all of this in part 3:

  • So, what is the real deal with the signature?
  • Where is The Profitable Business Edge 2 going to take us?
  • What about the 100th post to the original should I be watching for?
  • Any changes that need to be addressed in the sequel.

Stay tuned…
To your success online and offline,
Joseph Ratliff
Marketing Consultant, Copywriter, and Author of The Profitable Business Edge