Rob Berger has practiced law since 1992 — and then in 2007 — he started a personal finance and investing blog. It was more of a hobby than a business — but — over the next several years, however, it turned into a business. By 2009, he was making a full-time living, and by 2010 he was making more from his blog than practicing law. Today, Rob runs DoughRoller.net and AllCards.com. He also writes for Forbes, U.S. News, and The Huffington Post.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Rob stands up while he works — when standing you’re less drawn to time-wasting activities. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Don’t lose focus of your bigger picture, long-term goals — Rob works on long-term writing projects for a couple hours before getting into his daily task-list.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Rob got too focused on search engine traffic — and Rob tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“The thing that has really powered my business is the relationships I’ve developed over time offline.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Once you realize it is possible — it really changes your mindset.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have diversified my traffic sources early on — make sure you build your email list.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Constantly evaluate those things that drive profit.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual would do quality work when they said that they were going to do it.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- You’ve got to connect with others in your line of work
- Keep costs down — know whether the ROI will be worth it
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