You can ignore this advice if you’re a black belt 5th dan SEO master!

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by strat-e-gym

SEO is HARD! TRY OES [Originate Expression Search]

Why race to the bottom when you can start at the top — own don’t optimize! Create your own terms and make em stick!

While I see the value, I’d have to admit — I’m not that good at SEO. The evergreen, albeit diminishing, rent that accrues from SEO perfection is something we all want. Right?

But SEO is hard. Proper hard! Backlinks this. URL slug that. 303 re-directs. It’s all too much!

So what can you do? Well, the answer may be — to own, not optimize!

Search Engine Optimization [SEO], as the name suggests, aims to be the…


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Adrien Coquet — Noun Project

It’s hard not to be — but we all really need to see you!

You know something that we don’t.

What is it? Is it ok to keep it to yourself?

A problem you faced forced you to create a solution. A simpler route to a required goal. In doing so, you resolved a challenge in your mind. You arrived.

But what if you solved a problem many people have? How would you know? Is it fair that you keep it from them?

Scratching Your Own Itch; the age of the startup has heralded the re-birth of the term “scratching your own itch.” While cliched, it has a certain ring of truth. …


The joy of children

This is part of the series…can you really make a million dollars online. The thesis is simple. Can you make it big online by following the advice, models, and frameworks used by the best entrepreneurs, indie hackers, and ideapreneurs?

Overview: the good, the bad, the not so ugly!

The good; stuck to my cadence of publishing 5 short blogs per day to the website. I have created around 190 monetization playbooks––short sharp illustrated [well, using icons] informational pieces. So now need to convert them to blogs on the site. 🙌 . 30 done––140 to go.

The bad; shiny object syndrome came a-calling. I’m now signed up for more newsletters…


Thank you GJ. Honest, authentic and inspiring!


CYRMAM$ Online in one year: Week 6 —46 to go!

This is part of the series…can you really make a million dollars online. The thesis is simple. Can you make it big online by following the advice, models, and frameworks used by the best entrepreneurs, indie hackers, and ideapreneurs?

Overview: the good, the bad, the not so ugly!

The good; created a new framework for viewing strategy. The problem with strategy. Yeah, what is the problem with strategy? Well, for one, it’s overcomplicated, amorphous, and a little abstract. Ok, that doesn’t help Gary! No-one uses ‘amorphous’ or ‘abstract’ in daily conversation. Right there is the problem. Simple language is — what simple language be. …


The Rise Of the Ideapreneur

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STRAT-E-GYM STRATEGY WIREFRAME

The Good

The rise of the startup led to a re-imagining of the role of the Entrepreneur. Not only faced with the task of running an incredibly hard business, being media savvy and sassy became table stakes. For those not enamoured by the bright lights a path of Solopreneurship, Youpreneurship, and even Indiepreneurship for those seeking business as a means of nomadic freedom.

However, the emergence of the Ideapreneur is that which has most inspired me. Reading the Sovereign Individual impressed upon me the notion that the internet has provided each and every one of us dominion. …


Self Help or Shelf Help!

This is part 2 of the series in which I test whether the dream propagated by the many self help books and social media glitterati is achievable

A short reminder about me

I’m a dad of 3 — two boys ages 9 and 7 and a girl aged 4 and a lot. I’ve spent most of my career as an accountant and have no ability to code. Being no spring chicken and possessing no ability to code — the game is on!

A short reminder of the thesis

What if everything you ever wanted to learn about yourself and your business had already been written. …


What if everything you ever wanted to learn about yourself and your business had already been written. How would you know when you’ve found gold — or is it bitcoin nowadays!

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Dr. Russell Conwell

💠: Acres of Diamonds — Ali Hafed

Acres of diamonds is a story of Ali Hafed — a wealthy Persian farmer — who, upon deciding to search far and wide across many lands for diamonds — ends up impoverishing his family. The moral kicker is that underneath his farm, lay a diamond mine which enriched not he — but the next owner of the farm.

“Had Ali Hafed remained at home and dug in his own cellar, or underneath his own wheat fields or in his own garden — instead of wretchedness, starvation, and death by suicide in a strange land — he would have had ‘acres…

Gary Bailey - Monetization Manifesto

Uncover hidden monetization secrets for Solopreneurs, Small Businesses & Startups. https://strategym.substack.com/about

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