I’ve been mulling over a big change for quite a while now. It all started shortly after I launched Think Traffic over two years ago.
I spent last weekend with 1,000 incredible world changers at the World Domination Summit in Portland, OR. My life will never be the same again.
It’s been an incredible couple of weeks for newsworthy crowdsourced fundraising campaigns over on Kickstarter and Indiegogo: Adam Baker and team are very close to having the most individual backers ever for a documentary Seth Godin raised a buhjillion dollars in 24 hours for his newest book Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal has raised over $200k for two charitable causes in a hilarious symbolic middle finger to a website who stole a bunch of his comics Great for these guys, you might be saying, they each already have big followings. But what if you’re just “joe creative” off the street?
New readers write me weekly asking how I made the transition from corporate work to self employed. Specifically, they want to know how it works from a financial perspective.
Let’s talk about four-letter words today. If you write blog posts or shoot videos or produce any kind of content online, eventually you’ll have to decide whether or not dropping the occasional (or frequent) F-bomb is OK.
To succeed in business you have to fill unmet demand. The greater the need, the bigger the opportunity.
Every creative person, every entrepreneur and everyone who tries something new needs to realize and accept this. Your work is going to suck in the beginning.
My Traffic School program opens again for enrollment tomorrow and I’m giving away one spot in the course to a lucky reader here at CorbettBarr.com. Update: this contest is now closed.
We are living in one of the greatest times in history. Never before could you work from anywhere on earth, with people you’ve never met, on projects that can reach the entire world.
I’ve noticed two kinds of people in this world. There are people who look at someone else’s success and find inspiration.
Admit it. There’s something you’ve been thinking about doing.
I want to ask you a very important question today. What are you working toward, and what’s holding you back?
If you’re in desperate need of some motivation, we’re going to fix that problem, right here, right now. Prepare yourself.
Note: I’m launching a new course today called How to Start a Blog that Matters, so I know it may seem strange that I’m writing this article about why blogging might not be for you. Here’s the deal: while I know blogging is an incredible opportunity for some, the fact is blogging isn’t for everybody.
It used to be there. You used to feel like you were pretty awesome.
Let it go. These are the three most powerful words you can tell yourself.
A reader emailed me this week with a suggestion. She left her job over a year ago to travel the world and start a business with her partner.
2011 was an incredible year for me, this site and Insanely Useful Media. I started blogging here back in 2009 (this site used to be called Free Pursuits).