People are still saying these things today... But in fact, if you set a goal every day, you can build your empire slowly but surely
1. Come up with 1 new subject for your blog a week.
a. write 1 250 word article a day (for your website)
b. write 2 750 word articles a week (for your website)
c. create inbound links between those articles each week
Within a year you will have 52 complete subjects that you can link followers to..... This works great when people ask a question and you can link directly to your series.
2. Get 20 Twitter followers a day or 100 a week
I know it seems like a hassle and you might think "Twitter followers mean nothing"... But let me tell you... If you want credibility in your niche you can't be sitting around with 10 followers...
When you can tell people you have 10,000 followers they'll want to know what they are missing out on.
Plus.... Every time you create a new article, post it on your twitter... You will be amazed that people actually will read those articles, share them, and comment on your pages
3. Get to know Google+ inside and out
Comment in as many circles as you can and try to get a following as fast as you can... Google+ results are topping search engines in many categories.
You want to make sure you are the top of your niche
4. (I know I said three but this is obvious) Get 100 people to subscribe to your list a week.... It doesn't matter if you have to pay your competitors to place ads on their email list...
If you don't have a list you don't have a business (hyperbole, sort of)