Paul Sidwell
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Paul Sidwell's Discussions

Pay-for-lead subscription service. How to market this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Sidwell Nov 9, 2010. 4 Replies

I'm interested in developing a bidding source list for contractors and businesses of all sizes to provide them with leads from government (county, city, state, federal) websites. There will be a…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Phelps Nov 19, 2010. 7 Replies

Hi all,I am looking for some feedback on a personal struggle I am facing.  I am able to learn and master many things, and quickly.  Just as quickly, my interest fades in almost any new journey I set…Continue

Tags: commitment, making, decision


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Paul Sidwell replied to Cy Fukagawa's discussion Child Theme in the group Wordpress websites
"Hey Cy- Here's the official WordPress version of how to create and use a Child Theme:   http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes Let us know if you have any more questions! Paul"
Sep 18, 2014
Paul Sidwell replied to Jack Warren's discussion Most SIMPLE way to sell a few items on my Wordpress page
"Jack, Here's a site I worked on that does the exact same thing.  http://artmsb.com Another option is a simple WP plugin from WooThemes - WooCommerce.   Hope this helps."
Dec 9, 2013
Paul Sidwell commented on Jeff Long's group Wordpress websites
"Don Current: HA!  What a strange place that would be were it not for artists and CSS. My point isn't that analysts control anything per se, but consumer research has indicated lower purchase rates when products are used in an automated…"
Nov 27, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Chris Wensink's discussion Server Upgraded, Feedback needed in the group Wordpress websites
"Chris, Your site look pretty nice.  I'm not in the market for a camcorder these days, but if I were it seems that your site would be quite helpful. Paul"
Nov 27, 2013
Paul Sidwell commented on Jeff Long's group Wordpress websites
"Studies have shown (sorry, no link) that product purchases actually go down when a slider is used to present them.  I think I read this on conversionxl.com, actually. For any other use, their effect is negligible but can be improved if you…"
Nov 27, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Gina Rath's discussion I can't do this alone! in the group Wordpress websites
"Gina, Page speed loading time is becoming more and more critical to Google and other search engine's preference of your website over similar ones.  Their preference for sites that load fast is one of major importance to the user, not so…"
Nov 9, 2013
Paul Sidwell commented on Jeff Long's group Wordpress websites
"Sandi, Yes, code can sometimes be like looking for a needle in a haystack.  :/ One way to go about this is to use your FTP client's 'search remote server' function.  Sometimes these actually parse the entire file, not just…"
Oct 23, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Craig Kump's discussion Looking at buying a Business and would like your input
"Craig, I think it's great that the business is already established, but I don't think you have enough information (or just haven't shared it yet) to make a great decision. Here are some unanswered questions I have: First, why are they…"
Oct 7, 2013
Spencer Burnside replied to Paul Sidwell's discussion Good Idea? Am I just scared? in the group Unlock Your Passion
"Hey Paul, I love that your thinking about all this stuff, it's very exciting. Here's my first gut reaction to your initial question and the comments so far: 1) Listen to every episode of Seth Godin's Start Up School Podcast (15…"
Sep 29, 2013
Jonathan Casillas replied to Paul Sidwell's discussion Considering Real Estate Support (read on) in the group Real Estate Agents
"As a Loan Originator I would be interested in placing ads in a websites like this in the areas I am work in. I would see if there others in your area in Real Estate related industries that would be interested in advertising.  It would be a way…"
Sep 28, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Gina Rath's discussion I can't do this alone! in the group Wordpress websites
"Gina, I checked out your son's website, and first: great job!  I really like the clean, responsive design of the theme you chose. Using Paypal for a site like this shouldn't be any problem, but it's not your only option.…"
Sep 26, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Diane Krause's discussion Two Questions: Photos and Plugins in the group Wordpress websites
"I would use PicMonkey for as much as I could, because it is SO simple!  Outside of that, yes, GIMP will work great. PM has a much shorter learning curve, though, so I stick with that as much as possible.  #efficiency"
Sep 22, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Diane Krause's discussion Updating Old Website to New WordPress Site in the group My Website Workshop
"Here are my thoughts: 1.  Hosting can be had through many companies like BlueHost, etc, but my personal favorite is ixwebhosting.com.  For less than $4/mo you get unlimited domains, unlimited traffic, and unlimited disk space.  This…"
Sep 22, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Michelle Zenisek's discussion Widgets - Link to Other Blogs or websites in the group Wordpress websites
"How is this working out for you? Did you get it to display the way you want it to?"
Sep 22, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Diane Krause's discussion Two Questions: Photos and Plugins in the group Wordpress websites
"Diane, I'll second the others on GIMP- it's hard to get the hang of but super handy once you get the hang of it.   PicMonkey.com is a site I use to edit, resize, and enhance my images before adding them to my blog.  It's…"
Sep 22, 2013
Paul Sidwell replied to Paul Sidwell's discussion Good Idea? Am I just scared? in the group Unlock Your Passion
"Adam, These are great questions, and challenging my assumptions is exactly what I'm looking for here.  In my current role, we often joke that we're too close to the glass and can't see the window, meaning we don't have the…"
Sep 18, 2013

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I've read 48 Days, and hope to add value to the community with my experience, insights, and creative responses.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am vice-president of manufacturing and marketing for a startup tech firm. Even better, I own a small cleaning business that provides me with a small amount of passive income.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I want to grow my small business to produce more than $10,000 per month in income for my family.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I am looking forward to taking my son to hike the Appalachian Trail for his Senior Trip in 2019. Will be debt-free (thanks, Dave!) this December 2013, and super-excited to be taking the kids to Mexico for a weeklong vacation!!!

I'm also writing a book and blogging twice a week at sidwellstudios.com.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I can quickly absorb new information, assess a situation, decide on a path, and of course I am a problem solver. I like to look at the world from the big picture and make it better in everything I do. I create new ideas almost daily, and rarely have the time to act on them. This is my challenge.

My life can be viewed best in seasons. One season I'm incredibly attentive to details, the next it's all about dreaming. I'd really like to achieve a steady state here.
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Paul Sidwell's Blog

The Power of Letting Go

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 5:30am 0 Comments

I had a meeting today with a potential client today.  Actually, they were former clients, we had just never met.

The gig was for my social marketing business.  Their business?  Mexican restaurant.  A really good one, at that.

How come we never met before if they were previous clients, you…


Three Reasons Never to Work Solo

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 8:13am 0 Comments

No doubt you've been tempted to avoid doing certain things. Maybe out of fear, or lack of knowledge about the subject, or you're just too busy.

The Renaissance Man model, however, dictates that we must be self-sufficient in all ways, in order to be successful.  We must build our own cabin, chop our own firewood, kill or grow our own food, and birth our own children.  In modern terms, it looks more like this: buy our own estate (often way before we're financially…


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At 6:57pm on January 24, 2011, Brent Green said…

Hi Paul...thanks for joining our 'Pursuing Your Calling' group.  Hope you enjoy the discussions there. 

How's the marathon training going? 

In Him,


At 12:17am on December 16, 2010,
Group Leader
AJ Golden

Hey Paul, thanks for joining the I'm Livin' Golden group! It's great to have you!


~AJ Golden

At 8:33am on October 7, 2010,
Group Leader
Jason Ayers

Welcome in and thank you for the invite. I am blessed to hear that our story in the No More Monday's E-book resonated with you.

I look forward to connecting more as well. My 3rd marathon is in May but ...an ultra-marathon? We need to talk. I know you will find this group positive and informative.

Proceed+Be Bold,

Wisdom 4 Life Coaching, LLC
At 6:46am on October 7, 2010,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
Hi Paul,

What is the best email address to use?

author of - One Woman's Journey to the Work She Loves
At 8:18pm on October 4, 2010, Brent Green said…
Hi Paul! Thanks for the note....glad to get connected here. Glad that Archie referred me to you :)

In Him,
At 7:08pm on October 4, 2010, James Dibben said…
Paul, thanks for friending me! It sure feels good to be the only team in the NFL undefeated, don't you think!
At 6:11am on October 4, 2010,
Group Leader
Rob Clinton
Paul, just wanted to drop in and welcome you to this great community! As you’ll come to find, this is a place of inspiration, encouragement and tons of knowledge. I hope you find that and more as you pursue your endeavors.

One group I highly recommend is in the Coaching Compass.

Also, come out check out the group 180 Service Station. We have some great career and life transitional discussions going on.

And as part of my welcome to you, feel free to add your e-mail address to some more weekly inspiration by clicking below:
180 Weekly Inspiration

To your new and continued success!

~Rob Clinton

180 Career Coaching
This is your guide to re-entering the workplace… With PURPOSE!

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman
At 5:55pm on October 3, 2010,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
Hi Paul,

So good to hear from you.

What have been some of your favorite finds on the site?

The next issue of our newsletter will be out in a few days. 4 Points Coaching is a weekly. May we start sending it your way?

author of - One Woman's Journey to the Work She Loves
At 3:14pm on October 2, 2010,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess
Hi Paul -- Welcome to the 48 Days community. We're glad you joined.

This is the idea and social networking site for people that want to create their own opportunity.

What are some of your ideas for moving into the work and life you've always wanted?

Depending on what your interests are, there is a wide selection of discussion groups to get involved with.

One group that is worth looking into is 180 Service Station.
Good stuff going on in there.

Another group you'll want to stop by is the 4 points coaching compass.That's my group.
You are invited to get involved in this week's discussion, how do you network.

48 Days advisory team
At 11:33am on October 2, 2010,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
Hello Paul,

Just noticed you joined 48Days.net -- WELCOME! It's a great site with tons of great people.

If you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out the following groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place.

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

One other thing…I want to offer you a gift. You can download my FR EE e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com. It's a growing and dynamic community of people striving to live WAY BEYOND their average in the most important roles of their lives. I think you'll get a ton out of both the Goal-Setting product and the REAL Success E-Zine. And again, both are absolutely free.

Looking forward to connecting with you!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian

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