How I Built My Personal Brand as Digital Deepak

I run DigitalDeepak.com and it gets more than 100,000 visitors per month. I started in 2013, at that time I used to write two blogs a month. Since then I have been continuously writing articles on my blog. In 2016, I started selling courses on my blog. I quit my job in 2017 and started doing blogging and online product sales full time. I was able to start launching products on the digital marketing niche and start generating a very good amount of sales because of the personal brand I have built. One of the best things I did in …

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The Paradox of Hard Work

A lot of people have a very misplaced idea about the word “hard work”. It has been repeated time and time again that to succeed, you need to work hard. Every successful person agrees that they did not get where they are without hard work. So people think they need to push themselves to work hard (even when they don’t feel like it). And since hard work feels so hard to do, they convince themselves that the success is not worth it. That’s when people settle for less. The lower their goals and dreams. Because the price to achieve that …

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Why I am not Digital Deepak

I talk a lot about personal branding. I encourage people to build a personal brand. But there is a risk. Building a personal brand without realizing that you are building and reinforcing a myth and an illusion can be an extremely dangerous exercise. It boosts your ego. Until you realize it. As you keep building your personal brand, it can become difficult to get out of that brand that you have created for yourself. You can get trapped inside it. You will start thinking that you are your personal brand. And then you will start doing foolish things. I almost …

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The Top 6 Entrepreneurship Skills

“Ok, what skills do I need to become an entrepreneur?” An aspiring entrepreneur asked me during an event. I didn’t have an instant answer, but it got me thinking. What skills does an entrepreneur need to succeed? Or do they need some special skills at all to succeed? We discuss all the time about the importance of ideation, validation, building a product, hiring the right team, and all, but we don’t talk much about the skills one needs to run a successful business. I started going through the conversations I had with tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, read between the …

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The 5 Principles of Startup Success

You probably heard them. The famous “14 Leadership Principles of Amazon.” Those are the set of principles Amazon lives by every day and does everything from coming up with new ideas to building new solutions and are the pillars of Amazon’s colossal success. But do you know what? They can definitely help new startups and entrepreneurs. All you have to do is to follow them and use them to succeed. That’s what this email is all about, my take on how you can use them to succeed as a startup and entrepreneur. But I won’t be discussing all the 14 …

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