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My 5-Year Online Business Journey: Highs and Lows

Over the last few years, the garymelican.com business has grown to a point where I now could do the full-time digital nomad thing. However, I’ve instead opted for a more…
September 21, 2023

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A new niche website on the way

Over the last few years, the garymelican.com business has grown to a point where I now could do the full-time digital nomad thing. However, I’ve instead opted for a more…
July 27, 2023
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Why I take Workcations

Over the last few years, the garymelican.com business has grown to a point where I now could do the full-time digital nomad thing. However, I’ve instead opted for a more…
April 6, 2023
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ReBride – An Inspiring Success in Uncertain Economic Times

Are you sceptical that now is a good time to launch your business? Rebride launched their website just over a month ago and it went as successfully as a website…
February 17, 2023
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BusinessStartups

Things to Consider when Niching Down your Offering

Niching down your offering is all about refining who you are targeting from a large, general audience to a smaller, more specific audience. For example, when I was originally searching…
January 19, 2023
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Our Small Business Marketing Strategy for 2023

In this article, we discuss our Small Business Marketing Strategy for 2023 including inbound, outbound and measurement strategies.
January 4, 2023
2022 in review
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2022 in Review

2022 was a really great year for garymelican.com We grew by 30% in terms of revenue from 2021 and did so with much less stress than we had in previous…
December 22, 2022
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BusinessReflectionsStartups

Experimenting to find a business for the long term

Between 2015 – 2020, I experimented with lots of different business ideas however nothing seemed to work. Call it the experimentation period. This post explores the difficulties of the experimentation…
December 8, 2022
Business

Should you make your first hire? My experience almost 1 year in

Before welcoming the first full-time hire to the garymelican.com team in June 2021, I spoke to a lot of people asking for their general advice around the subject. Some said:…
May 19, 2022
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LifestyleProductivity

Working on Weekends – a necessity or counter-productive?

Two common points of view about working on weekends are that: It's a Necessity 1) You have to work weekends, grind and hustle all day, every day to be successful…
November 19, 2021
the summer dip
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Online Businesses are affected by Seasonality too

The two times that I came closest to giving up on running an online business both occurred during the summer. The summers of 2018 and 2019 respectively. On both occasions,…
July 13, 2021