Entrepreneur Journey and Changing Direction


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Changing Direction

I’m sure you’ve probably noticed some changes around here.

I’ve decided to spread my wings and dive into the online business world.

I’ve never built a business that derived 100% of its revenue from the web.

I’ve always been old school in business; offices, employees, boardrooms and everything else that comes with establishing and running a business in the real world.

The Virtual Marketplace

Monetizing and building a business is a completely different way to look at blogging and social media.

I haven’t measured anything or tried to build an email list before, which are pretty important activities if you’re building a business online.

I’ve always just focused on connecting with super smart people and building relationships with them.

It’s been a great experience and now I’m ready to add to the excitement!

A Brave New World

It’s a whole new world for me and I’ve learned a ton just over the last couple of weeks.

I’ve obviously learned some things just being a part of the community over the last few years, but learning by doing is an altogether different story!

So please bear with me through the changes and I’ll be updating and sharing my progress and new discoveries with you along the way.

If you have advice, tips, or insights to share with me, please hit reply – I welcome it and would be very thankful as well.

If there are certain topics you would like me to cover that relate to business or social media, please let me know and I’ll serve it right up :)

Having said that, here’s what’s new on the social web…

Have you verified your Pinterest account yet?

Honestly, I don’t participate much here. But I do have a presence and I’ve been collecting photos and infographics related to all things business, marketing and the social web.

It is a relevant social platform for sure, one I intend to explore more in the near future.

In the meantime, Jeff Bullas wrote an article on how to verify your Pinterest page and the reasons why you should right now.

Verifying Your Pinterest Account
Jeff Bullas, Social Media Mad Scientist

How To Verify Your Pinterest Account and Why You Should!

In a move that shows it means business, Pinterest’s new feature now lets other pinners learn more about the people and businesses they’re following.

In short, verification will let you display your full website URL on your Pinterest profile. Users will also see a red checkmark next to your domain in search results and on your profile.

Go HERE to get details on verifying your Pinterest Page NOW!

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  • http://joshuawilner.com/ Josh

    Love that picture of Barry. I still can’t believe he never destroyed his knees. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I have confidence in you.

    • http://markharai.com/ Mark Harai

      Hey Josh, he was a lot of fun to watch… I think him and Earl Campbell had the most memorable runs.

      Barry made defenders look silly and Earl just ran them over, HAHA!

      I think I would have rather collided with Barry over Earl any day… I think I could have crushed either one of them (in my dreams anyway!).

      In business as you change things up, you begin ‘see’ where it is you’re going, or formulating your vision.

      The ambition and desire are there to fuel it. Success and winning is always the desire outcome with anything you do in life; or at least it should be :)

      It’s all the ‘in between’ stuff and the ultimate goal that drives everything…

      It’s coming together. It must be clearly seen.

      I’m going to design my future around my strengths and desired living/ work load. I’ve never done that before…I’ve always just worked like a dog and loved every minute of it.

      I’m going to try to keep it simple – but that’s hard to do when you desire to do meaningful work that impacts people and the world around you :o

      I didn’t realize how many things I’ve been doing wrong with my blog. I must get over Clueless! Two years of cluelessness is not good. Some are just slower than others I guess…

      Oh well, I’m paying much closer attention now and learning more everyday.

      I appreciate the support and vote of confidence, Josh…

      Thank you :)

  • http://twitter.com/rdopping Ralph Dopping

    Hey Mark, this is a surprise. Nice though. I had always thought you were solidly rooted in the on-line marketplace. I will certainly ride the wave and see where you go. I echo @TheJoshuaWilner:disqus sentiment. Cheers bud!

    • http://markharai.com/ Mark Harai

      Well, I’ve certainly had a presence on the social web, but I have not built an online business.

      I’ve been networking and sharing with the smartest people on the social web for past few years, but I’ve never tried to monetize my online efforts. : )

      Lot’s to learn. I am very happy to be surrounded by some capable intelligent business minds.

      I really do appreciate your support, Ralph – thank you : )

  • http://hajra.me/ Hajra


    Good Luck with all the new endeavors! Make sure you dust yourself and keep moving on every time! :)

    • http://markharai.com/ Mark Harai

      Haha! Thanks Hajra, I appreciate your support, miss : )

  • http://www.slymarketing.com Jens P. Berget

    I am 100% sure that you’re going to have massive success with your new direction Mark. Everything you’ve been doing so far has been awesome, and I’m with you every step of the way.

    I’m going through some changes as well, and trying to monetize my blog and integrating it in my business. I am adding some new products and trying to connect with people on a different level than what I used to.

    To me, it’s more or less all about testing. If it doesn’t work, keep changing until it works. Failure is not an option :)

    • http://markharai.com/ Mark Harai

      Hi Jens!

      I’m thankful for your friendship, sir!

      My desire has always been to connect and build relationships with with cool people I could learn from.

      I’ve managed to surround myself with some the smartest people on the social web and they’re cool as cucumbers too! :p

      You become what you hang out with the most… My confidence is fueled by my experience and the community I’m surrounded by.

      I Keep good company : )

      We are going to put our dents in the universe, Jens – and I’m so happy to be on the journey together, bro!

      Never hesitate to ask (tell me what to do) if you need me to do anything… I’m happy to support your efforts!

  • http://jontusmedia.com/ Jon Buscall

    Wishing you every luck with this new direction. I’m sure it’s going to b a blast.

    Very best wishes,


    • http://markharai.com/ Mark Harai

      Thank you very much, Jon – I appreciate it very much and love your work sir!

  • http://twitter.com/Soulati Jayme Soulati

    I have noticed your changes and so excited to watch you grow onward and upward. It’s so cool to see how the community is changing. Love it. And, Love You, Too!

    • http://markharai.com/ Mark Harai

      I am stoked to be connected to you Jayme. I notice your growth too, miss.

      I learn from you and the many good friends we share on the social web as well.

      The time has come that I want to get serious about the time I spend here. I’ve tinkered, but that counts for nada.

      I’m actually thinking about what I’m doing now and learning by putting some of the things I’ve been reading now for a couple of years into action – - geesh, I feel like I’m behind the eight ball!

      Some are slower than others; but either way, you have to start somewhere :o

      xoxo Mi Lovely : )

  • http://monterey-chiropractic.com/blog.html Monterey Chiropractor

    It seems like online business is a very exciting venture. Is it hard to acquire a Pinterest account?

    • http://markharai.com/ Mark Harai

      Online can be a great place for a business to have a presence…

      Pinterest (along with several other social platforms) is very easy to open account with… 5-10 minutes tops.

      Your content/ sharing strategy takes a bit more time, but the social web can effective media outlet for most businesses to cost-effectively market their brand or business.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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