A Product Funnel For Firearm Instructors

In the last 15 years as a firearm instructor, I've seen many different firearm instruction business models. There are some very successful firearm training companies out there but the vast majority of instructors are part-time and effectively stuck in a rut not knowing how to grow their business. This article is part of a series…

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My Top WordPress Plugins of 2021

Looking back at the last year these are the WordPress and WooCommerce plugins that I've discovered and installed that I feel are worth sharing. SEO, Video Gallery, Gamification, Zapier, and much more! Also linked is my evergreen page of the top plugins I'm using right now regardless of when I found them.

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Web Hosting and Website Builders for The Firearm Industry

I built my first website in 2006 using Microsoft Frontpage which was at that time on its way out. In 2007 I first learned about the concept of a CMS and built a website using WordPress version 1. Since then I've built and maintained over 100 websites both of my own and of clients. Today…

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The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Affiliate Marketing

While these principles will apply to any industry and any business the specific examples given are relevant to the firearm industry. Anyone who provides a service or product to a customer can benefit from affiliate marketing. You might be an online content creator leveraging blogging, YouTube, or Instagram. Perhaps you are a service provider who…

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Off Duty On Duty Podcast: Don't Get Shot By the Police Revisited

An interview I gave for a podcast talking about training and strategies to prevent an armed, non-LEO responder from being shot by responding police officers.

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Breath – A Book That Made Me Healthier And Changed My Life

I read a lot of non-fiction but this book has had a more significant impact on my daily (and nightly) activities than any other book I've read in years. Breathe better and be healthier.

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Firearm Trainers Association: How To Change Your Marketing Strategy In A Constitutional Carry State

Guest post I wrote for the FTA about overcoming the challenges of marketing firearm training classes in a state where no class is required to carry concealed. Firearm Trainers as a whole aren't known for being great marketers so this is ultimately an introduction to marketing funnels.

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Facebook and The Gun Industry – What You Need To Know

Operating a business in the firearm industry even if you don't sell guns, comes with complications and risk. This article is part of a series of articles I'm publishing about various online platforms, merchant providers, and tools that have policies related to the firearm industry. Aside from being a popular social media website and platform,…

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PayPal and the Gun Industry – What You Need to Know

Operating a business in the firearm industry even if you don't sell guns, comes with complications and risk. This article is part of a series of articles I'm publishing about various online platforms, merchant providers, and tools that have policies related to the firearm industry. PayPal is a merchant provider that enables small businesses and…

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