Category Archives: Me

My first dedicated goal this year is reached. It took quite some perspiration and hard work but it was well worth the efforts. It was also a great test. Now, there are a few other areas where I’d like to improve and focus more in the coming year. While there are always more factors to consider when doing business in your second language compared to training, I’m now very focused to reach my own highly set goals. 2013 is soon over and here are some of my challenges and focus areas for the future:

-Stay even more organized.
-Get to know my customers and their challenges even better.
-Limit the number of hats (find what to outsource/not do)
-Follow up constantly (prospects, customers, alliances etc)
-Change the workspace for success (plan/productivity etc)
-Improve negotiation skills.
-Sell more benefits of the products/services
-Create some new competitive advantages (be unique/different)
-Build a top-notch team (add more new talents)
-Sort, categorize and reply to emails quicker.
-Remember it’s all about the customer (nothing else)!
-Ask for the sale more! (Example to improve: SEO School)
-Planning every aspect + follow up.
-Strict daily focus. Complete 10 defined goals a day!
-Learn some new skills every week, while keeping fit!

I read an interesting article at Entrepreneur.com which served as inspiration for this post – and for my coming year.

asian man looking in the mirror

According to a close friend and business partner, I MUST BE the one in the world having most websites about myself. Not top 5 or top 10. Surely, Markus Jalmerot (MJ) must be the one in the entire world with most websites focusing on his own interests, passions, travel experience and business interests, says my friend. I even got websites in other languages about Markus (yeah, that’s me in Swedish). Sometimes other people set-up profiles about me with misleading photos; but what can I do about inactive profiles? I just don’t bother.. Instead, I built a few new websites about myself.. :)

But honestly, having many websites featuring myself is nothing I’m proud of and it’s certainly not a goal in itself. I never seen it in that way at least. For me as a domain owner having a few 100 domains, it’s about developing them into useful websites. Some sites might not be so impressive yet, but they are developing over time.

Parked websites and dead websites are a disgrace for me and I’m always working hard to get new domains active as quick as possible.

Since I always loved myself (perhaps a little too much, if you now can do that?) and since I also got many hobbies, a few causes I fight for, it has been a natural way to develop those domains into sites. Since I’m passionate about photography – there are always good reasons to create a bunch of social profiles such as Pinterest, 500px, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Vizify, Vimeo and DeviantArt – just to name a few.

Reputation management
Having many websites about yourself is a way to protect your own name online. We all know that people Google Your Name when going for interviews, possibly before meeting you for the first time, before doing business with you etc. By having the most websites in the world about myself, I can at least to some degree select what people see about me :) I you would like to be found online for your own name, I see no other option than creating sites and profiles about yourself. Otherwise, the information visible about you is solely what others write about you – in a good or bad way.

Quite a few Me.uk domains
Another reason might be that I have quite a few short .ME.UK domains – and since their are supposed to be personal rather than commercial, many of the sites tend to be – yes you guessed it – about me and/or my interests. In the end, I’ve not even tried to count all the websites I have about myself and social profiles but it might be over 50 or even near 100… Is it way too many? Can it ever be too many? Perhaps some might argue that. But I don’t care.. I’m always doing it my way. Be.me for a day. I challenge you to create a website about yourself today..