How I Hijacked Copyblogger

Partnering Profits

Okay, maybe it’s nothing quite as glamorous as a hijacking, but I have pulled off a pretty good trick, I think.

Two months ago, I started writing a book tied to a training program called Partnering Profits. This week, we’ve introduced the training to 45,000+ Copyblogger subscribers. Over the next few months, it’ll turn into a full-fledged business that I’m co-owner of.

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The Winners of
Twitter Writing Contest 2 Are…

Twitter

The first Twitter writing contest was tough to decide. This one was ridiculously hard.

Just shy of 1,000 haiku entries. So many great haikus we could have had at least 20 winners, if not more.

But we can only have three. Except… we actually have four.

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The Ramen Noodle Attraction Factor for Easily-Digestable Content

Struggle

Most of us don’t realize the attraction power of two-minute Ramen noodles.

So let me explain…

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The Only Two Reasons Why You Can’t Succeed With Partnering

Partnering Profits

Picture this.

There are scores of small businesses in your area. Real businesses with real revenue, employees, and office space. And the owners of these businesses are scared.

They don’t know what’s going to happen with the economy. Will it get worse from here? No one knows for sure.

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Is Blogging Keeping You Poor?

Partnering Profits

They’re laughing at us. Did you know that?

Right now, someone who refers to himself as an “Internet marketer” is sitting in his bedroom, dressed in nothing but his undies, laughing at how hard bloggers work for how little money we make.

We drive ourselves to creative exhaustion by expecting ourselves to pump out a never-ending stream of remarkable content — a stream that, even in the best of cases, only pulls in a couple hundred bucks a month in advertising revenue.

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Why Strategic Collaboration is the
Secret to 21st Century Success

Partnering Profits

There are plenty of ways to succeed online, and plenty of advice for making it happen. But what’s the one thing that every successful entrepreneur can fall back on?

If I had to reduce my recipe for success to just three ingredients, this is what those three would be:

  • Content
  • Copywriting
  • Collaboration

And if I had to give up two of those, I’d keep collaboration.

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The Matrix Guide to Content Marketing

The Matrix

You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed, and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

No, this is not going to be a post about what kind of bloggers Morpheus, Trinity and The Architect would be. That would be cute, but not terribly useful.

But I will use Neo, Agent Smith, Spoon Boy and Persephone as symbols of a different type of matrix. A matrix that allows you to see things for what they really are and become more effective.

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Twitter Writing Contest 2:
Win a MacBook Air for a Clever Haiku

Twitter

Twitter Writing Contest 2 is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry, and winners will be announced Friday, November 21.

Back in May, I launched the first ever @copyblogger Twitter Writing Contest. People seemed to have a lot of fun participating and reading the hundreds of submitted entries, so I’ve been looking forward to doing another one.

If you missed the first one, the Los Angeles Times did a nice write-up of the event. In a nutshell, contestants had to tell a story in exactly 140 characters, which is the maximum allowed for any tweet on Twitter.

This time we’re doing something a bit different.

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3 Tips to Make Writing Less of a Struggle

Struggle

Let’s say you want to blow up a lab.
What do you do?
You take two explosive chemicals and mix them together, right?

But what if you took Na + Cl and mixed them together somehow.
What would you get? You’d get salt.
What’s worse is that the lab would not be “blown up.”

And you’d be a failure.
The more labs you tried to blow with Na + Cl, the more you’d fail.
And the more you fail, the more you’re going to fail.

And this slides us right into why most of us struggle to write.
You see we don’t struggle to write an email.
We don’t write, re-write, re-think and then write something boring.

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10 Killer Resources for
Social Media Entrepreneurs

Social Media Entrepreneur

Naomi of IttyBiz is in the middle of a great series about how her blog made $176,000 so far this year through six different types of income streams. Start with the post at the bottom of the page and move to the top… great stuff.

Awesome article by Leo Babauta laying out how he built Zen Habits into one of the biggest blogs in the world.

Display your number of Twitter followers on your blog using Twitter Counter, just like you do with your Feedburner stats. And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter.

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