Our Trip to Glacier National Park

This wasn’t on our bucket list (because we don’t have one), but should be (because we should have one). A truly amazing journey to Glacier National Park outfitted for various needs by GNOREI and Apgar!

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Ever Wanted To Create Your Own eBook?

Well, guess what? I just did and it was easy! This is my kick-in-the-rear motivation to you get started!!!

Plus, I’m writing 3 eBooks, so you can at least write that 1 eBook you’ve always wanted to write. I’m challenging you! If I inspire just one person to get going, I’ll be a happy man!

75% Of Bloggers Want Their Own eBook

That’s my guess. 75%. I wonder if that’s even close. I have a feeling at least 75% of you bloggers out there have thought about it. Maybe it’s an eBook on how to travel safely in foreign countries. Or perhaps it’s an eBook on living life to its fullest with inspirational quotes from elderly people (they would know). Or perhaps it’s an eBook on your awesome healthy fruit smoothies. Have you not started because you’re worried about failure? Don’t let that fear consume you and prevent you from getting started. I am not one for inspirational quotes, but I saw this on the wall of a yoga studio and loved it ever since. Babe Ruth was quoted as saying “Don’t let the fear of striking out prevent you from swinging” (or something like that…you get the idea).

The best advice I can give you is to just start writing!

I followed that advice. I won’t forget how it started. On Thanksgiving, I told my wife that I wanted to write 3 eBooks in the month of December. So I did and I’ve done all this writing on nights and weekends (Ha! Again, no excuses people!).

Tell Me About Your eBook

If you have an eBook or will create one in the near future, let me know. I’d love to help spread the word for you if that would help you out! Or if you have always wanted to get started, just drop me a line and I’ll give you my 2 cents now having been through the process. Here’s what I’d suggest to get started right now (once you start on Step 3, you’ll be unstoppable, trust me):

Step 1. Open up MicroSoft Word or your favorite word processing software.

Step 2. Create a table of contents.

Step 3. Start typing.

Step 4. Worry about making it look pretty later.

About My eBooks

So what did I write my eBooks on? I wrote it on a subject I am passionate about. It’s a subject I get questions on over and over and over and over and over again (lots :>). I never seemed to have a concise answer though, that is, until I wrote it down on paper.

I get questions like this:

  • How do I create an online store where I can sell my paintings?
  • How do I create a blog and make money from advertisements?
  • How do I create a website where I can showcase a portfolio of work history?
  • How do I create a website for my neighborhood homeowner’s association?

The list could go on and on, but I think you can see where this is going. I get those questions a lot because people know that I know how to create online stores, blogs or other websites. So I decided to put all this down on paper for others to benefit. Technically, I’m not calling them eBooks. Instead, I’m calling them Guides because I pack them full of instructional screenshots and text and I literally walk you through the process, like a guide would. For instance, I help you navigate and decide which platform to use for your online store. More than just steps though, my value to you is my own experience and commentary along the way. You can probably get a checklist of step by step instructions somewhere else, but it’s not the same as it is coming from me who has been there and done that.

I created a new website (using the techniques in one of my guides :>) completely dedicated to telling you all about these 3 guides:

Beginner Guide for You Build A Website This Beginner Guide shows you step by step how to setup an online store, blog or other website.You can literally begin selling stuff today.

This guide is for non-technical people. Techies can use it too, but there’s nothing technical in here.

Intermediate Guide for You Build A Website This Intermediate Guide shows you how to create a powerful blog or website.You can monetize it, optimize it for search engines and control social media integration, just to name a few.

Like the beginner guide, this is also for non-technical people. It just takes a little more elbow grease.

Advanced Guide for You Build A Website This Advanced Guide shows you how to create massively scaleable websites using Google’s technology.You must be technical to follow this guide as it’s very hands-on and cutting edge.

Maybe a good gift for someone technical you know.

Through the month of January, I’m giving all my blogger friends a discount. Apply the discount code BloggerFriendsOfScott and you’ll get 10% off through the month of January.

And if you do nothing else from this post, I’d encourage you to try and find my hidden chicken game on my new website. It’s a fun time-waster to not only play, but to find as well.

Chicken Game Challenge for You Build A Website

My Daughter Just Went International

My daughter has been making these rubber band bracelets lately and they’ve been a hit. I have several as you can imagine. But a buddy of mine Matthew also bought a red one from her and is sporting it over in Katmandu, Nepal right now (I was worried, but I’m pleased to report Matthew made it safely in spite of Tropical Cyclone Phailin).

She’s going to be pumped when she finds out her bracelet business has gone international.

The picture below is of the stupa of Boudhanath (Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Many props to you Matthew for taking the time to put on her bracelet and send me this snap!!