5 Steps for Success

20 Oct

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”  -Ben Sweetland

I’m swiping yet another post from yet another source. The actual title of the article I’m swiping is “The Steps to Success.” I found the article on BlackEnterprise.com, and I felt that it had some really good information for newbie entrepreneurs and business owners.

Without further ado, are The Five Steps for Success:

[according to Black Enterprise]


1. Take Risks.

My Two Cents: The greater the risk, the greater the potential payoff

2. Find a Niche.

My Two Cents: Knowing your niche can help you target those who would be most interested in what you have to offer.

3. Be consisten t.

My Two Cents: Being Consistent lets your customers or client base know what to expect

4. Enjoy your job.

My Two Cents: One of the best things about starting your own business is getting to do what you love


How to Become an Authority Online [Swipe]

18 Oct

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. –

C.C.Colton (1780 -1832)

First Disclaimer: I totally stole the title of this post from theacumenity.com

Second Disclaimer: I’ve been reading alot more than I’ve been posting…hopefully that won’t be true for much longer.


Lately, I’ve been taking in so much information. It can be a bit overwhelming, and I’ve come across so many great articles. Today, I pulled up the wordpress homepage and I was completely prepared to login and post my thoughts about an article that I had found over at Black Enterprise, but I was side tracked by the title of one of the featured articles on the front page…I guess you can guess what that title was.

How to Become an Authority Online

Well, as they say, timing is everything, and if ever there were a more timely post, it would have had today’s date and time stamped across it and it would have been addressed to me personally.

Anyway, the blogger, who is a PR professional and goes by the name of Elizabeth had three simple suggestion about how to become an authority online:

1. Buy the domain name.

2. Post regularly.

3. Blog for no one but yourself.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that along with a little networking, and little promotion, these three simple things can take a blog a long way.

So, I’ve said my piece…I’d love to hear what you guys think about these three tips on how to become an authority online. Do you have some suggestions of your own. Let me know!

Intro Post

15 Oct


I’m Jonnie and this is my first post on this blog. I’m not new to blogging or websites, I have another website at http://www.urbanmedialounge.com. That site is the home of my podcast Urban Hollywood Headlines. My goal is turn my hobby of podcasting into a profitable endeavor.

The purpose of this blog is to have a place for me to aggregate all of the information I find about using to new media to achieve my goals. The type of information that I am interested in is articles about being a business owner, starting a business, entrepreneurship, passive income, and pretty much everything relevant to me about business. Not only is it a personal index of the things I learn, its also a place for me to share it with people who interested in business ownership and new media.


Photo Courtesy of H e i d i . L @ Flickr

By the way, here are the resources I used to help me decide what to say in my first blog post:

Your First Blog Post -What to Write @ www.bloggertalk.com

How to Write Your First Blog Post @ www.searchengineguide.com

What to Write for Your Very First Blog Post @ www.fuelyourblogging.com


I want everyone who visits this blog to feel free to leave comments at anytime. I want you guys to share what you know and what what y’all think about the information that I present on this blog.