Nothing I do is completely original. In fact, so many ideas that people credit to me are originally from someone else.
In this episode I want to give credit to the people who’ve provided some truly impactful ideas to the world. This is not a complete list by any means; I’m sure I’ve missed someone, so I plan to add to this list over time.
I hope you enjoy it, and feel free to leave a comment if you have something to add!
1. Slow, consistent progress
Lifehacker article on “Don’t break the chain”
(Seinfeld said he didn’t come up with this, but I’m still going to believe he did :)
2. Writing 1,000 words per day
Chris Guillebeau first introduced me to the idea of making consistent progress in order to actually finish a book. Here’s his post on the topic: How to Write 300,000 Words In 1 Year.
3. Writing to a pain
Amy Hoy and Alex Hillman gave me a solid introduction to copywriting. Through plenty of direct feedback on my sales pages I learned all about writing to a particular pain in my headlines and copy. Amy and Alex go on to talk about the pain, dream, fix model of writing sales pages.
You can find Amy & Alex here.
I haven’t taken their course 30×500, but I’ve heard wonderful things about it.
4. Multiple packages
An offhand comment by Chris Guillebeau has made me tens of thousands of dollars.
5. Selling digital products
Tim Ferriss talks about drug dealers in 4HWW.
6. Making a living from self-publishing to a small audience
7. Travel hacking
Chris Guillebeau is the master of this hard-to-believe travel methodology.
8. Focusing on a few core products
9. Syndicating content instead of guest posting
James Clear taught me that your best content should appear on your own site.
10. Webinars to grow an audience
11. Email marketing
ConvertKit Academy is something I built for authors who want to learn how to connect better with their audiences and apply email marketing best-practices so they can sell more books.