Corbett Barr

  • You might think this is a little woo-woo…

    Among the Fizzle team, I’m known as the skeptic. I like to think I have a finely tuned bullshit meter. If an idea lacks in evidence, I’ll usually either question it, ignore it, or ridicule it, depending on my mood. Chase and Steph fall somewhere on the other end of the spectrum. Over the years they’ve learned how I see the world and now often preface a topic they think I might ...

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  • Do you ever worry you’re building the wrong kind of business?

    Lately we’ve been obsessed with a simple idea here at Fizzle. When we hear a success story from someone who built a business, there’s usually a distinct turning point in the story. This turning point revolves around something the entrepreneur changed that made everything click. Sometimes the change is small, other times it’s a larger pivot.

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  • How to Grow Your Email List in 7 Days

    You know how important it is. We don’t have to tell you. Your email list is one of the most valuable parts of your business… or at least it should be. But yours isn’t growing, not as fast as you know it should be anyway. Or, maybe you haven’t even started one. You’re worried your competitors are passing you by because their lists are growing much faster. You’re right to worry.

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    Humans have a destructive tendency to overcomplicate things. Building a small business is no different. The essence of a successful business is incredibly simple. As Paul Graham says, you have to build something people want. Expanded just a little, you have to create something that solves a problem or addresses a desire for people in a way they’re willing to pay for.

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  • CEO-ing Your Business: The 3 Metrics that Matter (FS212)

    In the kinds of very small businesses we talk about at Fizzle, with teams of fewer than 5 people, many with just one person, very little of what we do on a day-to-day is CEO-type stuff. Most of what we do is run around wearing one of dozens of different hats. Marketing, product development, finance, team building, and on and on.

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  • 5 Business Boosters Guaranteed to Give You a Competitive Advantage

    Inside Fizzle there’s a course called “Choosing a Topic.” This is one of our most popular courses, and it’s at the beginning of the roadmap. This course helps people in three different situations starting out on the entrepreneurial path: “I have too many potential business ideas and don’t know how to choose just one.” “I don’t have any ideas, how do I come up with a good one.

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  • Fizzle is Hiring! Web Developer Needed

    At Fizzle, we’re focused on helping our members earn a living doing something they love. Our courses and community are designed to help these members make smart progress while supporting each other in a fun environment. Our team is now working on an exciting new software project. We need a strong client-side developer to do some of the heavy lifting for us.

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  • 10 Trends in Small Internet Business for 2017 and Beyond

    I’ve been building businesses on the Internet since 2004. Before that I worked in technology through the first Internet bubble. I’ve raised venture capital, worked in Fortune 500 companies, been a freelancer, and bootstrapped to multiple millions in revenue. Over the years and through many roles in many different kinds of businesses I’ve seen lots of things change, while plen ...

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  • 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 Bulletproof Strategies for Procrastinators who Need to Get Work Done

    Let’s be honest about two things for a minute: 1) we all procrastinate sometimes, and 2) procrastinating has benefits. When we procrastinate, we often work on things that are simply easier or more enjoyable than the things we’re putting off. Sometimes we play. Sometimes we nap. Sometimes we tackle another project that just seems more fun right now. These are all good things on their own.

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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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