Suggestion 62: Gary Vaynerchuk’s 3 tips

Gary Vaynerchuk knows entrepreneurship. There’s plenty to learn from his bio.

And here is his advice for folks starting a business for the first-time.

I’m including his P.S. because of his sincere message:

PS: This may just be words for you on a screen right now, but I beg you to read this very carefully. Read it and make sure it sinks in. We are absolutely living through the greatest generation of fake entrepreneurship that we’ve seen in a long time. Unfortunately, many people will be hurt both financially and emotionally because of this era. I implore you to take these words seriously.

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Suggestion 60: 700 Power Words to Boost Conversions

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I have followed Syed Balkhi of since 2017 and his content is always focused and relevant.

You are bound to be helped by this wide-ranging list, [posted April 2, 2020 by Mary Fernandez for Balkhi’s] which consists of the following word categories:

  • Greed
  • Curiosity
  • Sloth
  • Lust
  • Vanity
  • Trust
  • Anger
  • Fear

There’s also a link to a cheatsheet for the 700 words.

Here’s hoping you’ll get a conversion boost in the next week!

Suggestion 58: Check out this free illustrations site

Created by Samuel Briskar & Ade Hidayat

Let’s start the week with a freebie.

Fee-free, attribution-free [though encouraged] ** click here.

The illustration style and subjects are wide-ranging, but then, so are the needs of side hustlers, so there should be something you could use, if not for business purposes, then for ‘playtime’ while texting or emailing.


  1. Click on the collection that interests you. I chose .
  2. Click ‘Visit Site’.
  3. Click ‘Browse Now’. I hovered over the ‘Problem-solving’ image.
  4. I get the choice to download either the SVG or the PNG version of the image.
  5. I download the PNG version.
  6. And here it is…

Here are a few samples from the 80+ collections featured on the site.


So, set aside some time to explore. [This post took me waaay longer than I intended–got sidetracked by all the interesting freebies.]

Have a great week and let me know how I can assist-by-curation.

** Free for commercial and personal use under CC0 license.

Suggestion 56: Get to know James Clear

This guy knows habits and self-motivation.

Here’s a link to [as of July 23] his 50+ short, but helpful, newsletters.

This has also been added to my lists page.

Have a good weekend.

Check in if you have questions or requests.

And now, time for book recommendations…or shameless commercialism…or both. Okay, there are definitely book recommendations…

These seven books are go-to sources of inspiration and valued experience. These are affiliate links which, if you use to preview and buy the product, won’t raise the product’s price and will earn me a commission. At that point, I’ll be that much closer to buying that unclaimed island in the Caribbean. Please don’t ask for the island’s coordinates. It is mine and you can’t have it. ;->

These books cut across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use these links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.

Suggestion 54: Focus on emotional appeals

Here are a few excerpts from Steven Imke’s white paper on emotional appeals.

“In his groundbreaking book, “The Magic Power of Emotional Appeal,” Roy Garn explains that emotional appeals come in four irresistible flavors: money, self-protection, recognition, and romance.”

“The secret to making people like and pay attention to you, especially with people that crave recognition, is to make them feel a sense of importance. The simple act of active listening can make the other person feel more important. Show them you are interested in their troubles, their children, and their success. They will love this attention and pay you back in spades.”

“Some popular marketing appeals to self- preservation that I have seen lately include:
— Top 5 Things to Save Your Company
— The Secret to Living Longer
— Pain-Free in Just 10 Days

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Suggestion 53: Freebies from Steven Imke

Am always on the lookout for more smart people who can help you in your side hustles…

Enter Steven Imke.

One of his books Messages from Successful Entrepreneurs dovetails nicely with my previous suggestion to follow CEOs’ advice.

Here are a few interesting items among his 43 downloadable resources at

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