We’ve collected all the great advice “The Art Of Non-Conformity”‘s Chris Guillebeau has been giving out in guest posts this week!
Yep, to promote his new book “The $100 Startup”, which some people are already comparing to “The Four Hour Workweek”, Chris has been on a mammoth guest-posting, podcasting and interviewing round-trip. And in each post, he’s been giving away great, valuable advice that you certainly don’t need his book to use – just an Internet business of any kind.
We’ve been tracking down his guest posts all week – so here are all the ones we (and Google) spotted, collated in one place so you can make sure you haven’t missed a thing:
- On Copyblogger, Chris talked about crafting irresistable offers and how to make a product appear valuable – “Just as what we want and what we say we want aren’t always the same thing, the way we place a value on something isn’t always rational. You must learn to think about value the way your customers do, not necessarily the way you would like them to.”
- On I Will Teach You To Be Rich, he discussed people who had succeeded at crafting great products, and why most people who try fail – “But here’s my assertion: You don’t need to build a huge audience or wait forever to make an online product. You do, however, need to be sure that what you offer is actually valuable and desirable.”
- On his own blog, he talked about how convergence between your own passion and value to others is the most important element in business – “The examples go on and on, and the key point is: find convergence! This is the first and most important predictor of success in any business or freedom plan. “
- On Problogger, he tells his story and again discusses the link between passion and value to others – “When I asked our group of unexpected entrepreneurs about the follow-your-passion model, I frequently heard a nuanced answer. Almost no one said, “Yes! You should always follow your passion wherever it leads.” Similarly, almost no one dismissed the idea offhand.”
- On Smart Passive Income’s podcast (transcription available) he goes through loads of stuff, including how he came to get started and why it might not be a good idea to “teach a man to fish”
- And Entrepreneur’s Journey, he talks about his past and his roots in another audio interview
Hope you find those pieces as interesting as we did!
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