Corbett Barr

  • 10 Really Great Email Newsletters

    Email newsletters can be a great way to grow an audience and keep them engaged. If you’re working to grow an audience through email, offering an email newsletter instead of the traditional subscriber giveaway is an option worth considering. With a standard opt-in gift, after you’ve delivered the initial offer, you have to decide what else you’ll send to keep your audience engaged.

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  • How to Live a Good Life – The Simple “3 Bucket” System by Jonathan Fields

    Martin Seligman, the father of the field of positive psychology, famously said in a 1999 speech that “psychology was half-baked.” He was referring to the fact that psychology up to that point had really focused just on mental illness and on repairing damage. He then said, “…that’s only half of it. The other side’s unbaked, the side of strength, the side of what we’re good at.

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  • 3 Reasons to Never Take Another Job

    Let’s face it. Jobs suck. I spent 13 years of my life working in various jobs, and I never felt right about it. Not once did I feel like I was doing my life’s work. There was always a little voice in the back of my head telling me “you’ll never be happy working for someone else. When are you going to get the balls to try working for yourself?” In 2006 I found those balls.

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  • Considering ConvertKit? Come See What You’re Missing

    More and more, we keep hearing from readers and customers about ConvertKit, the email marketing and automation tool for professional bloggers, podcasters and more. People have been raving to us about ConvertKit so much that I had to see for myself what all the fuss is about. The ConvertKit team gave me a full insider walkthrough of all the features.

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  • Is this a good business idea? Avoid these 10 mistakes in choosing a business idea.

    Choosing a business idea is probably the thing we help our members with most. It’s understandable. You don’t want to put a bunch of time and effort into building a business, only to realize later on that there was a major flaw in the idea that will forever stunt your company’s growth. Of course you’re worried about your business idea. You should be. Ideas matter.

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  • 5 Ways to Earn More Revenue from an Existing Product

    On this week’s episode of Lifestyle Business Weekly, we answer a great question from listener Paul Minors: I’d love some help with growing product revenue. I’d love to hear your advice around the steps you would take after launching a digital product to get more revenue from it. Note: if you haven’t heard Lifestyle Business Weekly before, it’s a weekly podcast and curated ...

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  • A Tribute to Scott Dinsmore and Live Your Legend (FS128)

    Last Saturday, our friend Scott Dinsmore died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He was just 33 years old. Scott and his wife Chelsea were eight months into a year-long trip around the world. Scott was a close personal friend, and a big supporter of the work we do here at Fizzle. Scott’s Live Your Legend blog and community reached hundreds of thousands around the wo ...

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  • New! Lifestyle Business Weekly: Episodes 1 and 2

    I just launched a new weekly video show, and the first two episodes are available today! Lifestyle Business Weekly is a show and weekly email for people interested in lifestyle business and independent entrepreneurship. Episode 1: Finding Yourself & The Truth About Passive Income Episode 2: Humble Beginnings, Business Plans and 100 Days Without Fear If you want to support ...

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  • The 200-Word Guide to Personal Branding

    Confused about personal branding? Let’s clear it up in about 200 words. Personal branding means marketing yourself and your career as a brand. You become a brand. Oprah, Richard Branson and Martha Stewart are all examples. Oprah could have called her show “Talk Time.” Instead, she became the brand. Personal branding and regular branding can be used together.

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  • One Entrepreneur’s Story: Joseph Michael / Learn Scrivener Fast

    “It started as a whim in a coffee shop,” explains Joseph Michael, creator of Learn Scrivener Fast, an online course that teaches students how to use the popular writing program Scrivener. “I had been trying to get a pizza delivery job, but got rejected over and over. I just wanted to make some extra dough on the side.

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  • Why 16% of Customers Wouldn’t Recommend Fizzle (and How We Found Out)

    Small businesses live and die by what our customers think of us. Staying intimately connected to your customer base isn’t just advised, it’s essential to your very survival. On The Fizzle Show, we often recommend talking with customers frequently, through both in-depth one-on-one interviews, responsive and frequent email conversations, and through surveys. Each approach has different benefits.

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  • Why You Can’t Afford to Be a Generalist

    If you consider yourself a generalist, here’s the good news: doing great work in the future will require the skills of a generalist, especially if you work independently or on a small team. And more and more of us are working independently these days. 40% of American workers will be freelancers by 2020 (and according to Freelancer’s Union, 33% of us already are) and freelance ...

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  • How to Make a Living as a Writer (Jeff Goins Shares Exactly How)

    (click play on the video above, or click here if you’re reading this in email) As the traditional publishing industry has shrunk over the past decade, some writers are actually finding it easier to earn a full-time living. For Jeff Goins, it all started with building his own following. Once his audience grew, traditional publishers came knocking.

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