This is the audio blog for ellorywells.com. Your host is Ellory Wells: Online Entrepreneur, Writer, Podcaster and Business Coach. Even if you don't have time to read on your phone, tablet or computer, you can still take in the valuable tips, tools and tricks provided. Listen casually or bing, it's up to you.
Feb. 20, 2017
What's happening to the Ellory Wells dotcom audioblog, where we're moving, and other updates.
Jan. 5, 2017
Do you have a great idea? Have you thought about turning that idea into a business?It can often be a challenge to find focus and clarity about what you're doing or around the adventure you're about to start. One of the benefits of participating in a mastermind is that your fellow members can help you define your business and get clarity around an idea.And that's just what happened during a mastermind call just a few months ago...
Oct. 12, 2016
Following through is one of the best ways to build credibility, earn trust, and establish yourself as a leader. Without follow through, your credibility is damaged, your personal brand takes a hit, and your leadership will be questioned.As a leader, whether in your own company or in one you work for, following through on your commitments is a do or die, a make or break situation. Today I want to share with you the importance of follow through.
Oct. 2, 2016
You're too old. You have no new ideas, much less good ones, and everything original is coming from the guys and girls in their twenties and thirties.It's too late. You waited too long, and it's now time to pass the torch.
Oct. 2, 2016
Coaches see what we can't, because they're not where we are. The decision to hire a coach is a big one. To assist you, I've come up with 10 questions you should ask before you hire a coach.
Sept. 26, 2016
Pokémon Go is the hottest app in the world right now. It broke records for most downloads, set new ones, and continues to garner more attention than any other app on any phone,ever.But why did Pokémon Go take over? Why is it so popular? And, is it here to stay?It's my turn to weigh in, and I think you might be surprised by what I have to share.
Aug. 2, 2016
I've done it! I've figured out the math behind success. You may think I've lost it; you might think I couldn't possibly have the answer.Whatever you think is fine with me, but I've figured it out, and I'm about to share it with you.
July 18, 2016
There's something about writing a book that makes you stand out in a crowd. Seeing your name in print carries a prestige that only a small few get to understand.On July 8, 2016, I self-published my second book. ThoughExit Strategywasn't my first book to be published or listed on Amazon, it was my first book to be available, worldwide, in paperback.If you're considering self-publishing, you might be interested in reading why I chose to do so instead of searching out a publisher.
July 11, 2016
Have you ever wished you could get more done? Have you ever looked at the highly successful people in the world and wondered how they can get so much done in the same 24 hours everyone else has?
July 11, 2016
Have you ever sat across the table from someone and tried to explain what you do, only to have them stare at you blankly?What do you do when no one knows what you do?Here's how you can clarify your message so you can build your business.
June 3, 2016
These days it seems everyone is calling themselves an “entrepreneur.” There’s a lot of talk about leaving your job, following your dreams, making money while you sleep, and living with passion.Each of those things is fantastic. But, there are a lot of things aspiring-entrepreneurs AREN’T hearing. There are things no one will tell you about starting a business, and I think it’s time somebody tells you.
June 3, 2016
Everywhere you look there are motivational posts and inspirational articles about how to achieve everything you want in life. They have cool titles like "10 Ways to Achieve Your Dreams" or "The 3 Daily Habits Every Billionaire Keeps Doing."But success and achievement isn't always about what you should be doing. Achieving your goals isn't always about good habits and being disciplined. Sometimes you have to let go...
May 26, 2016
By now, there should be no question thatyou should have a blog for your business. Blogs boost your sales and credibility, improved SEO, and add personality to your brand.But if you're not a writer, how do you come up with fresh content? What topics do you write about that will drive sales, bring in new clients, and boost your bottom line?
Feb. 29, 2016
Stop Motivating People and Start Helping Them
Feb. 24, 2016
Sameness. Background noise. Irrelevant. Ignored. These words slap me in the face and terrify me as an entrepreneur. Like the "emo" kids and "goths" of yesteryear, we're all trying to be different, but we all look the same.Let me explain.As I see it, this the only way you can stand out, make a difference and possibly avoid the death sentence of obscurity.
Feb. 24, 2016
I recentlypublished this post about how impossible it is to be truly differentin this world. I mentioned that the things which make us unique are often the things we hide because we don't want to be embarrassed or made fun of.Our quirks are our personality.And, in that post, I encouraged, well, challenged really, you to share something about you.So, to lead by example, I decided to come up with of things that I don't share that often. Some of them might be embarrassing, other might just be quirky, but they're all things about me that my friends appreciate (or only tolerate) and which make up Ellory Wells.70 Things You Might Not Know About Ellory
Feb. 23, 2016
Loading...loading... loading...You don't have to be a thrill seeker or race car driver to have the need for speed. When buyers bounce from websites that take longer than 3 seconds to load, your company's revenue is directly tied how long people have to wait before they get what they came for.No one likes waiting. When Microsoft came out with the original Xbox, they revolutionized the gaming industry by eliminating loading times. No more waiting around for graphics to render on the screen, we could get right into the game.Even if you don't sell products directly from your site,making your website faster will be critical to your success.If you've ever tried to read a blog post or news article only to arrive on the site and have it not load quickly, you know what I'm talking about.But there's good news! Most small businesses, bloggers, podcasters, and artists can give their site a speed boost without spending a penny. Over the past several years, I've tweaked and tested dozens of tools and techniques for making a website faster. I've found the best and came up with this list of...12 Tools to Make Your Website Faster
Feb. 1, 2016
We're coming up on the two-year anniversary of a project I started with high expectations. That project, however, failed miserably.Success isn't about always winning. In fact,the most "successful" people out there are the ones who fail the most.Today I want to share about my project, why it failed, and why it might not be a failure after all.
Jan. 18, 2016
In December of 2015, I transitioned from using PayPal to handle my website's payments to using Stripe. I've been with PayPal for four years.Why did I switch? Should you switch too?Let's break down the differences between Stripe and PayPal and see which solution is the best for your e-commerce business.
Jan. 4, 2016
Do you ever feel like you should be getting more results from what you're doing? Have you looked around, seen the progress your friends, and wondered when it will be your time to finally make some money from your hobby? From your "side hustle?"