ben sherman Essay

13816 Words56 Pages

days to overnight

success by chris guillebeau

an unconventional journey to full-time writing
How I Became a Full-Time Writer in 279 Days
The Complete Revenue Estimate for my Personal Site in 2009
The World Domination Strategy for Establishing Your Brand
Avoiding the Vampires Who Want You to Fail
Why Adsense (and most other Web Advertising) Sucks
How to Stay Off the Digg Home Page and Still Get All the Traffic You Need

This report is free and does not contain affiliate links. Share it with the world under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
© 2009 Chris Guillebeau
Layout by Reese Spykerman

Table of Contents
PART I: How to Become a
ProBlogger in 10 Months

What Does
…show more content…
If your experience is different — if you love Digg or Adsense, for example
— then by all means, focus on the ideas you agree with or that make the most sense for you.
The problem is that for many of us who yearn to get paid for doing the work we love, Digg and Adsense don’t work. If you look at some of the most popular web sites, you can get the impression that you need to write boiler-plate articles, get high traffic spikes, and then post off-topic, unattractive ads from Google to be able to make money. I’m here to give you the contrarian perspective on that, along with a few other things.

279 Days to Overnight Success

In case you’re in a big hurry, here’s the abridged version of what I have to say:
If you want to, you can create your own full-time career in social media (or otherwise greatly expand your influence)
It takes more than 30 days or 12 steps to do this, but you can probably do it in one or two years
Unless you can regularly generate enormous levels of traffic, forget about advertising
Instead, ask your followers what they want and find a way to give it to them
If you want to learn more, just keep going. If this doesn’t sound interesting to you, no problem. Go and change the world in another important way.

279 Days to Overnight Success

You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.

In Case We
Get Access