5 Ideas For The Interested This Week

5 Ideas For The Interested This Week

No one knows what they’re doing.

But some people are trying to figure it out.

Be one of those people.

Now, on to this week’s ideas…

The Starting Five

1. How To Monetize Your Expertise

If you tell me you want to make money from what you know, the first thing I’m going to tell you is to answer these six questions.

2. Four Ways To Become More Productive By Working Clean

The secret to getting more done with less stress might be to approach your work the way successful chefs do.

3. How To Pre-Sell Your Course In Six Steps

Justin Welsh earned $90,351 in pre-sales of his course before even launching it. This is how he did it.

(Btw, check out my Final Words of the Week at the bottom of this newsletter for more about Justin’s course.)

4. How To Write Better-Performing Facebook Ads

This episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast is a must-listen for anyone who runs Facebook or Instagram ads. If nothing else, listen to the conversation at the 10-minute mark about how to write effective copy.

You also may want to check out my Marketing Podcasts playlist to see other podcast episodes I recommend.

5. Five Proven Self-Promotion Strategies

If you feel uncomfortable promoting yourself and your work, these examples will help you find an approach that works for you.


Join me Wednesday night for a special conversation with author Maria Brito about her new book How Creativity Rules The World.

Meanwhile, On Twitter…


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My Final Words Of The Week

A couple weeks ago I bought Justin Welsh’s LinkedIn Operating System.

It’s fantastic.

I’ve taken a lot of courses over the years, but rarely recommend them.

I’m highly recommending this one if you have any interest in growing or monetizing your LinkedIn account.

Since taking the course (which only takes a couple hours to complete), I’ve started to post more on LinkedIn (connect with me here) and am getting traction, newsletter subscribers, and client leads there.

The course can help you do that too.

Full disclosure: I’ll make a small commission if you purchase, but I would never recommend something to you I don’t fully believe in and found valuable myself.

Have an interesting week!


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