How to Get Your Virtual Entrepreneur Juices Flowing More Than Ever Before!

by Chris C. Ducker · 24 comments

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Today we have the beginning of a 4-part video series with fellow virtual entrepreneur and business owner, Dan Andrews. You might already be familiar with Dan, as he also contributes pretty regularly to this blog, too. As someone that produced over $800,000 in revenue - virtually – for his businesses last year, he has a few things to stand up and take notice of.

Dan is a full-blown virtual entrepreneur, lives in the Philippines for the majority of the year and we’ve hooked up on various occasions. What usually ensues is a fantastic entrepreneurial breeding ground of ideas, lessons, tips and tricks – and this video series is no different, I can tell you.

Be sure to watch right the way through to the end of the video for some out-takes, including our Soprano impressions – they are worth the price of admission alone!

In this first video we discuss being a virtual entrepreneur and business owner, subject points such as:

  • Building your online brand.
  • Launching a product / service to a small and large audience.
  • The differences between old school and ‘new school’ entrepreneurship.
  • Why you need to really care about your ‘business world’.
  • How your processes need to be put in place ASAP.
  • Why ‘lifestyle design’ has become so much more than just a ‘search term’.
  • Tons more stuff…!

Dan does something to me, personally. When I’m talking with Dan my own virtual entrepreneur juices get flowing very, very quickly. To be able to get on the same level with someone like that does great things for your thought process. We also seem to have a LOT of fun, too.

The second part of this series will go live next Monday, so be sure to subscribe NOW, via either RSS, or by downloading my free eBook, to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the goodies that are coming up!

Until then, if you have any comment, or questions in regards to virtual entrepreneurship, feel free to drop them to us below. And if you’re feeling ‘sweet’, then please Retweet, too! :-)

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle Dale, Virtual Miss Friday May 2, 2011 at 18:12

Reality TV for entrepreneurs – Loved it – brilliant ending!! Who needs big brother when you have Dan Andrews and Chris Ducker :D


Chris C. Ducker May 2, 2011 at 20:44


Glad you enjoyed it, Michelle. Reality TV – I think not… :-)

But, good fun, and (hopefully) inspiring content, I certainly hope so.

Thanks for commenting.



Scott Rogers May 3, 2011 at 08:23

Hey Chris,

How good was that! It really had the bounce of the entrepreneur energy – energizing. Fun. I love the stuff you are generating, it let’s me know there are ‘others’ out there. Good on ya.


Chris C. Ducker May 3, 2011 at 15:29

Gotta love that energy, Scott…!

Thanks for the great comment and thumbs up. Hope to see you back here soon.



Milt May 2, 2011 at 18:46

Top Stuff !
And Dan’s impression of Chris had me choking with laughter. In fact forget the biz talk just gimme outtakes !

Cheers Boys


Chris C. Ducker May 2, 2011 at 20:39

Hi Milt

LOL :-) I thought you’d like it… Glad you checked this out, mate.

I’m trying to think if there are more out-takes in the can… or bin…! Maybe, I’ll try and see what happens for next week. Either way, the entire series is a gas, and was great fun to shoot – apart from the fact that its also highly informative, obviously!



Rob Cubbon May 2, 2011 at 19:00

Starbuck, Sopranos, flowing juices … what’s going on here? Seriously though, interesting about the changes in the last 5 years that have affected entrepreneurs as well as the importance of video search in the future. Great stuff!


Chris C. Ducker May 2, 2011 at 20:38

Just a little entrepreneurial fun, Rob.

Hey, when you’ve been in the Philippines for a few years these things start happening..!!!

Yep, video is going to be huge in the next few years, as a business owner (forget about the blogger inside me), I’m going to start doing a LOT more video in the coming months – try and get ahead of the curve, as they say.



John Paul Grant May 2, 2011 at 19:55

haha yeah great ending! Chris you don’t sound like an arsehole lol, I think Dan’s attempted English accent was closer to Aussie … looking forward to the next instalment, looked like you were having a blast


Chris C. Ducker May 2, 2011 at 20:36

Cheers, mate. Glad you enjoyed the video.

Aussie… Perhaps. Plain wrong – definitely…! :-)

Just joking, Dan – you know I love you, bud!!!



Ralph May 3, 2011 at 01:21

I did it. I took the time to listen. It was definitely worth my time. I’m working on getting from the pretend entrepreneur mode to the real one. I’ts a push but I can see it.


Chris C. Ducker May 3, 2011 at 01:52

Ah, you gotta stick with you, buddy.

Investing your time into listening to other successful people (no ego mongering intended!) is probably the biggest investment to make, and the most important. Keep it up.

It’ll all pay off soon, I hav a good feeling for you…



Thomas (thom) Leonard May 3, 2011 at 03:36

So much truth to what you say makes a Entrepreneur, and the largest part I think is the drive that you talked about. The unending drive to get your product or service to market and grow. Always thinking of how you can improve another product or create a new one. That part never ends.
As an Entrepreneur (self proclaimed), I live that never ending quest for finding and making products and or services to promote and sell, although I find that friends and family don’t always share that same zeal that we do, I am sorry to say.
I will work on getting to that VBL sooner rather than later. Thanks As Always for the Boost in PMA. (positive mental attitude).


Chris C. Ducker May 3, 2011 at 15:31

Hi Thom

Self proclaimed, or not… Being an entrepreneur has its challenges. Keep on keepin’ on, buddy!

Thanks for dropping by and spending some time with us today.



Tracy Baker May 3, 2011 at 05:21

Well what can I say Chris ….

Bloody hilarious and great advice to boot – loved it from beginning to out takes :-)

Thanks for putting a smile on my dial



Chris C. Ducker May 3, 2011 at 15:31

Hi Tracy

Glad you liked it…! Was great fun putting it together.

Glad you :-) – Thanks for the comment.



Mike Stankavich May 3, 2011 at 07:56

Oh yeah, that was both good fun and full of great ideas. I realized from watching this video that I can really improve marketing my iphone apps by including a video demo as well as static screen shots. Thanks guys!


Mike Stankavich May 3, 2011 at 08:01

And by the way, I’m all for a tidy data center. For some it becomes an obsession…


Chris C. Ducker May 3, 2011 at 15:30

Video is the wave of the future, Mike.

Has been ‘growing’ slowly but surely over the last couple of years. I think its due for a MAJOR push in the coming months…!!!

Thanks for dropping by.



Sam Wilson May 11, 2011 at 03:58

Absolutely loving this series Chris.

I wish you would do more video. It is easy for you I can tell. And surely it must be less time-consuming to.

Anyway I just wanted to drop by and leave this comment to say thanks in some way for all the content you produce. Its great mate.



Chris C. Ducker May 12, 2011 at 01:36

Glad you’re enjoying the clips, Sam.

I have just had the last two edited and finalized, and they are both great, too!

Appreciate your support, bud.



Martha Christie May 12, 2011 at 21:09

WoW – I’m still wiping the tears from my eyes after the out takes. I agree, it takes a lot for an American to master the British accent lol (I’m Scottish) but Chris, you have the American off to a T ;)

I’m convinced (like me), you have a coffee addiction lol – Either that or Starbucks really are putting the cheque in the post ;) I was in the Navy for 10 years (Dan, you didn’t miss anything!)

Ok, onto business….I think it is either the ‘entrepreneurial’ or human mentality that prevents ‘change’. Everyone is so busy following their own processes and procedures that they think that they are the only people who can do the work. I did an article last month (2 parts) on ‘adapting to change in the business’. This was something I learnt to do when working the ‘CBL’ (Corporate Business Lifestyle lol) and now I deploy in my business today. My article teaches people how to adapt to change and essentially, adopting the ‘outsourcing’ bug.

When I started doing my blogs, I used video however, I have come to realise that I want more from my videos (better quality etc) and so have stopped for a while. I will be picking this up again very soon. I totally agree, video is the way to go and this is something which my mentor (the lovely Virtual Miss Friday) has taught me.

I care deeply about my business and I do work long hours. I don’t work long hours because I have to – I do it because I want to.

My passion is my clients (and my business). At the end of the day, if my clients are happy then I am happy. That is what it is all about. I am striving for the Virtual Lifestyle and I’m almost there. I have all my ‘virtual’ systems in place and basically I can work anywhere now!

Ok, I’m going to stop rambling now. Thank you both for a totally awesome video and I can’t wait for the next one :)


Bob August 9, 2011 at 08:36

That was an awesome video Chris.

Really great, I really learned a lot. Hope you could make more like this.

Thank you.


Chris C. Ducker August 9, 2011 at 14:32

Hi Bob

We’re working on it, buddy.

Always working hard on trying to produce the best content I can for the VBL Tribe!

Thanks for the comment, buddy.



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