Brian and I are heading out to the BlogWorld and New Media Expo this week, where we hope to meet plenty of Copyblogger readers.
As you might know, one of the smartest things you can do at a conference is to see if there’s someone you can learn from at the bar after the day’s main events. Buy them a drink and you just might get a little bit of free and frank advice about your project.
But since we know that trekking out to Las Vegas isn’t on everyone’s schedule, we thought we’d let you know about a way to “buy us a drink” and get some nitty-gritty advice about your own business, web site, or blog.
One of our up-and-coming guest writers (Dave Navarro) is putting on an online teleseminar this week featuring 12 online entrepreneurs who have built their own thriving businesses from the ground up.
Brian and I are two of the speakers. Others you may recognize as Copyblogger guest writers, and some may be fresh new faces for you to meet. Each one has valuable experience to share with you about how to get more customers.
Each call is set up like a consulting session. Dave asks the questions you would ask if you were paying each of these twelve experts for an hour of their time, one-on-one.
(Or if you were buying them a beer at a conference. I happen to be partial to Sam Adams. Just for the record.)
The calls are already recorded, so you won’t have to juggle your schedule to hear them, and Dave will be providing workbooks based on each session so you can get the most out of the calls.
The inside scoop: what you’ll hear on the calls
While the teleseminar is geared toward teaching you how to get more buyers into your business, you’ll also get a few choice personal insights about psychology, mindset, time management, and the other factors that go into keeping a business growing strong.
- What Pam Slim tapes to the wall above her bathtub to keep her business on track
- What Sonia Simone really thinks of Dan Kennedy (and what it means for your tribe)
- What Naomi Dunford does when she’s feeling scared
- Why Laura Roeder doesn’t care who unfollows her on Twitter
- What Brian Clark was thinking when he released Teaching Sells for the first time
- How Charlie Gilkey keeps himself from drowning in online distractions
- Chris Garretts’ take on being intimidated (straight from an English pub)
- How Christine O’Kelly handled homelessness and turned it all around
- Chris Guillebeau’s strategy for creating a hard-working army of fans
- How Mark Silver’s “woo-woo” approach works for non “woo-woo” selling
- Why Clay Collins gets worried when there aren’t any competitors circling
- What Michael Martine focuses on to keep his blog on page one of Google
How to listen in with Brian, Sonia and 10 others who’ve “been there”
The good news is that this teleseminar is a great package at a price that’s within virtually everyone’s reach.
The get-yourself-moving news is that at the end of the week (Friday, in fact) the price is going to double . . . then go up again a month later, to triple today’s price.
So if the roster of speakers above looks interesting to you, you should definitely give it a look sooner rather than later.
Click this link to check it out.
(As you’d probably imagine, that’s our affiliate link. In other words, Copyblogger makes a bit of cash if you buy after you click on it. So see? You really are buying us a beer.)
Whether or not you want to pick up the teleseminar, you should take a look at the sales page from a copywriting standpoint — Dave told me that it’s been converting for his personal list at 27%. So the tips he’s been picking up as a longtime Copyblogger reader look like they’re paying off. 🙂
Check out the full lineup here.
About the Author: Sonia Simone is Senior Editor of Copyblogger and the founder of Remarkable Communication. She writes Copyblogger’s brand-new internet marketing newsletter, a free resource giving you the smartest tips, tricks and strategies for promoting a business online.
Reader Comments (14)
InternetHow Blog says
I think for $97, a lot of things can be learned from these experts. Also, it would have been interesting to find answers to the sample questions you’ve listed.
Blake @ Props Blog says
Wow, that’s a pretty serious lineup with some amazing topics. I’ve heard that Dave doesn’t ever put anything on sale once the price goes up.
When these people started were there any resources even slightly similar to this available? I always wonder if these top professionals made it on their own or if they had other people guiding them along their trip too.
BTW Brain (since I know you’ll read this), I know a couple of great places to get a beer when you get back to Dallas. 😛
Sonia Simone says
@Blake, this will sound like the cheeziest answer ever, but when I started, one of my key resources was Copyblogger. (Before I started writing here.)
I’m friends with about 2/3 of the folks on Dave’s roster, and most of us basically figured it out on our own, made a lot of mistakes, watched what worked and tried to quit doing what didn’t work, and read lots of old-school books on marketing and copywriting. Also known as the “slow and painful way.” 🙂
Blake @ Props Blog says
@Sonia – Who doesn’t love slow and painful?
It’s like an ugly blog that doesn’t promote but has great content… You’ll eventually build a following, but it’s so much faster to make a pretty blog and promote, promote, promote!
Time is money… And I guess that’s where these calls come in; you get to learn how to make your blog or site pretty and especially how to promote most effectively?
George Daffin says
I bought this the moment I found out about it, partly because I’m a Dave Navarro fan, partly because of Brian and Sonia’s involvement, and partly because I never miss a chance to learn something from Pam Slim.
I have listened to the first couple of sessions, and they are pure gold. Not only are these folks superstars, but they are definitely bringing their A game to this project, and Dave is a superb interviewer.
@Sonia — since you mentioned old-school marketing…I would say the most relevant cliche tagline for this product is…”A Bargain at Twice the Price!”
No, but seriously…these conversations are the perfect mix of inspiration and practical tips. Check em out.
Sonia Simone says
Very cool, George!
I’m looking forward to the workbooks as well, as Dave always does a great job with them.
Shane Arthur says
I want to see some “Copyblogger Ale” on the market. Do a JV with a distributor will ya! 🙂
Bas Helderman says
Any chance I can buy you guys a beer sometime in the Netherlands? 🙂
George Daffin says
@ Shane — I think the brand should be extended to include also “Copyblogger Lager”
Site works fine now. I owe Sonia and Brian ten beers each.
Great article! One of these days I’m gonna check out the BlogWorld and New Media Expo.
I love Copyblogger!
Interesting post. Wish I had the money to do so, but alas.
Lexi Rodrigo says
Like George, I’m one of the 27% 🙂 I strongly believe in learning from people who’ve reached the place I’d like to be in.
I’ve been listening to the calls while making dinner. I don’t have enough time or energy to implement all the good ideas I’ve learned so far. So I’m also looking forward to the work books. Maybe they’ll help me take the next steps without getting overwhelmed.
Michael A. Stelzner says
Brian – For sure want to catch you and get a video done with you. Watch for my crew, we’ll be tracking you 🙂
Brian – I want to see some “Copyblogger Ale” on the market. Do a JV with a distributor will ya!
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