Do You Have Enough Passion to
Be a Renegade?

Career Renegade

Imagine that your occupation involves doing what you truly love, regardless of money.

Now imagine you do actually make good money doing what you love.

Let’s face it, unless you’re a trust fund kid or the developer of a Web 2.0 site, money still matters.

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Forget Everything You Know About Making Money Online (And Start Making Some)

Teaching Sells

More people than ever are trying to make money online these days. And it seems just as many are frustrated with their results so far.

If you’re having trouble creating an online business, it might be because you’re following approaches that really don’t work anymore. The truth is, some models that worked a few years ago for early adopters are difficult if not impossible for new players to successfully get going today.

The key to avoiding this frustration is to see where things are going and become an early-adopter in the next big wave of the commercial Internet. Of course, even if you’re already doing well, it never hurts to take a look forward, right?

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3 Things You Need to Know

Teaching Sells

1. As you may have heard by now, Teaching Sells is shutting its doors to new members at the end of July (that’s this coming Thursday night, July 31) (UPDATE: Teaching Sells hit maximum capacity and is now closed). After 9 months of intense content creation and marketing the program, we’re going to simply focus on completing the courses for the members we’ve got. Then we’ll reorganize all of the content into a different training delivery format for next year.

You can still get in before we close, and enjoy all the new features and benefits we have planned at a much lower price. Check out the current 10 courses (plus several bonus courses) at this page. If you’re totally unfamiliar with Teaching Sells, read the free report first.

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Free Video Debunks Product Launch Hype

Check out this great free video from Jeff Walker (no email registration required) that debunks the whole Internet marketing guru product launch thing. If you haven’t heard of him, Jeff is the guy who devised the product launch system back in 2005, and I think he’s a little concerned about how it’s now perceived.

Many people are surprised when I say that I was one of the first people who bought Product Launch Formula (now off the market) in 2005. That’s because I don’t use the techniques like the “gurus” do. I use launch techniques on a continual basis that build sustainable businesses, and that’s how the whole product launch strategy works outside of the online marketing niche (actually, it’s working for Teaching Sells, too).

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A 20-Step Process For Finding Your 1,000 True Fans

Wired Magazine’s Senior Editor Kevin Kelly wrote a great post this week called 1,000 True Fans, and it’s been getting a lot of attention around the blogosphere. Kelly essentially argues that to be a success online, you don’t need a huge audience. You just need 1,000 true fans… who are willing to pay you.

He goes on to demonstrate that these 1,000 true fans are not at the end of the long tail, but rather closer to the curve that separates the long tail from the head of the tail:

To raise your sales out of the flatline of the long tail you need to connect with your True Fans directly. Another way to state this is, you need to convert a thousand Lesser Fans into a thousand True Fans.

I guess I feel a bit vindicated… this is the exact argument I made in the Teaching Sells report 5 months ago. It’s nice to be in such esteemed company. :-)

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Is Digital Coaching Right for You?

Coaching

Seth Godin recently wrote about the concept of digital coaching, and how there seems to be a shortage of people providing this kind of service. And there’s no doubt that this is a huge growth area for online training and coaching concepts.

How do I know? Because it’s one of the seven business models we’ve already explored inside Teaching Sells.

Here’s a really meaty article that explains how it works.