How to Pitch Your Content to an Influencer


Note from Vic: Recently my email inbox has seen an epidemic of people who want my help with their product but don't know how to ask me properly. When you ask somebody for a favor - somebody you don't know -  you aren't really asking them for a favor, you are pitching yourself. You're not selling your product, you're selling you. If you don't pitch … [Read more...]

How to: Be the Boss, Create a Job & Have a Soul


Note: This post has been narrated by Victor Pride, to hear the audio click the play button below. You've had the dream of owning your own business, being free, seeing the world, and making lots of money. But you eventually wake up from what you think is a pipe dream. You think it … [Read more...]

Let’s Kick Some Butt in 2014


One of the great things about being the boss is that you aren't on anyone else's time. I was out swimming laps in the cool, morning air and something occurred to me - it's January 6th, I guess I can post my new years article now. In the last post I asked you what you wanted to see from Bold and Determined in 2014. So what's in store for B&D in … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from Ol’ St. Vic


Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, boys! I talk a lot about the importance of having a mission in life. Without a mission you're just a soul-less wanderer. Your mission is what gives you pep in your step. Without a mission you're one of those feet shufflers, dragging their feet to the next destination. The end of the year is the best time to develop your … [Read more...]

Why Small Businesses Fail (and how yours can succeed)


From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Why businesses fail (and how not to make the same mistake) ----------------------- They say 90% of small businesses fail in the first year. What they don't take into account is that most "businesses" aren't business, they are delusions of business. How many times have you heard someone talk about a "ceramics" … [Read more...]

The Shockingly Easy Way to Get People to do What You Want


Note from Vic: Out of the blue I got en email from a fella named Ludvig Sunström asking if he can make a guest post on Bold and Determined. I gave my usual answer, a polite no, but then he did something unexpected. He sent me FOUR! articles and asked me to critique his writing. He got me to do him one small favor - critique his writing (and we made one … [Read more...]

How to Conquer the Fear of Success


From the desk of Victor Pride Subj: Not giving up when you start getting somewhere --------------------- I get asked the same question constantly. "Victor, please help! I don't want to do A, I want to do B. But my family wants me to do A. What should I do?". You should stop being a cowardly Lion, that's what you should do. If you know what you … [Read more...]

How I Make 10k Per Month Online


Boys, I get a lot of questions about how I actually make money from a blog. Today I'm going to tell you. I'm going to show you income and expense figures from last month. Why? Well...lately I've been searching for websites to buy. I've been looking for income producing websites or websites with promise. My goal was to buy a website for a modest … [Read more...]

Aspire for Higher, the Battle Cry of the Better Man

From the desk of Victor Pride Subtitle: Motivation for the Gentleman Wolf -------------------- Lifestyle design. It's a cool, hip marketing term to describe people who make money without a 9-5 job. But everybody designs their own lifestyle. The cubicle nerd, the QC manager, the HR assistant, the IT guy. All of them made their choice. They were at … [Read more...]

3 Years of Pride (Happy Birthday to Bold and Determined)

Hello, friends. Today I am happy to announce the 3rd birthday of Bold and Determined. 3 years long, and 3 years strong, buddy. And what a ride it has been. We are also nearing the end of 2013 and I can't lie, this year has been a great success for me. I made a ton of money and did a bunch of traveling (see the post script for travel schedule and … [Read more...]