Copyblogger Weekly

Hey there — welcome back to the Copyblogger Weekly!

Not sure why, but we had a kind of “adult” thing going on this week.

Sean Jackson and Jessica Frick kicked off Monday with a podcast about the, er, adult entertainment industry. If that’s a bit racy for you, I really enjoyed The Digital Entrepreneur podcast. Jerod Morris talks with Ed Feng (who’s fantastic; I always enjoy catching up with him at live events) about a pivot in his business to an “over 21” audience.

Really, we needed a podcast about drinking a fifth of Dewar’s to round out this week. You let me down, team.

But being an adult isn’t just about vices … on Tuesday I wrote about the Great Big Grown-Up Event of the week, the U.S. election — and how the techniques of political persuasion play out in all our lives.

And on Wednesday, Sean Jackson put together a very responsible, sensible guide for pricing membership sites. There were numbers and a chart and everything. It was a little bit like doing my taxes. But, you know, making money instead of spending it, so more fun in that sense.

After all of this grown-up stuff, next week I’m really looking forward to curling up with some glitter and coloring books. Maybe even a popsicle. Adulting is hard.

Hope you enjoy this week’s content, and I’ll catch you next week!

— Sonia Simone
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital

Catch up on this week’s content

Hero's journey - teaching around the worldHow to Serve Students Around the World: A Natural Educator’s Story

by Pamela Wilson

The dance between listening and speakingPersuasion Lessons from the Political Trenches

by Sonia Simone

don't guess! discover the pricing model that worksThe Smart and Simple Framework for Finding the Right Pricing Model for Your Membership Site

by Sean Jackson

What the Porn Industry Can Teach Us About Running a Membership SiteWhat the Porn Industry Can Teach Us About Running a Membership Site

by Sean Jackson

Leveraging Social Media to Build a Creative BrandLeveraging Social Media to Build a Creative Brand

by Brian Gardner & Lauren Mancke

Why Podcast Advertising Works (and How to Get Started), with Glenn RubensteinWhy Podcast Advertising Works (and How to Get Started), with Glenn Rubenstein

by Jerod Morris & Jon Nastor

The Power of Not Being StubbornThe Power of Not Being Stubborn

by Brian Clark & Jerod Morris

Getting More Traffic, Links, and Shares to Your ContentGetting More Traffic, Links, and Shares to Your Content

by Sonia Simone

How the Author of 'The Bestseller Code' Jodie Archer Writes: Part OneHow the Author of ‘The Bestseller Code’ Jodie Archer Writes: Part One

by Kelton Reid

It's Your Duty to Design the Life You Want, with David KadavyIt’s Your Duty to Design the Life You Want, with David Kadavy

by Brian Clark

The Book is Launched! Now What?The Book is Launched! Now What?

by Pamela Wilson & Jeff Goins


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  1. Joseph Maltas says

    Nice, I’ll be following
    Joseph Maltas.

  2. Amar kumar says

    Hey Sonia,
    Digital marketing becomes a good opportunity to grab a full time job and offer huge money through online. But it will possible when we spend more and more time on online. You have represented great and interesting infographic which is full of information. Email and social media marketing is also nice platform where we can prove ourself with our skills.
    I’m sure many of the companies in this category are using digital media effectively and they could certainly be getting great results from their search, email or social media marketing. But I’m equally sure that many are missing opportunities or are suffering from the other challenges. There’s arguably less need for a strategy in a smaller company. Eventually, thanks for sharing your wonderful thought with us.
    With best wishes,
    Amar kumar

  3. Jeroen Van Gils says

    I really like this post’s cover image with the text “copyblogger weekly”. Who’s the photographer, if I may ask?

  4. Nicola Andreatta says

    I find out only yesterday this amazing site, and I really enjoyed it: I don’t want to miss anything. Thanks a lot!

  5. Sir Apfelot says

    I read about the guide for the membership pricing… I thought about offering something like a membership in my blog, but I think I will stay free for all… I like those blogs more myself.

  6. Sonia Simone says

    I love the paid membership model, but there are also some very interesting free membership models.

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