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I have a special treat for you in my latest Podcast, an interview with Brian Clark, the guy behind the very popular Copyblogger.com blog.

Note the sound quality was a bit sketchy with this recording so I’ve up the bitrate and consequently the file download is topping 20MB. I apologize to all you dial-up users, but I promise you the podcast download is worth the wait. For you broadband users it will be nothing and the enhanced sound quality makes a difference, although it’s far from perfect.

Copyblogger LogoYou will learn a lot from the guy behind one of the most successful and influential blogs ever created. Brian has an extensive background including time spent as a lawyer and an early adopter of the Internet as a tool for commerce. He’s been consulting to web companies before, during and after the dotcom boom and subsequent crash and his experience comes through in this interview. I hope you enjoy it and make sure you leave a comment to tell Brian how much you liked this show because he really doesn’t appreciate the attention :-).

Show Notes

  • The show starts with a brief history of Brian’s younger days
  • Brian discusses his first Internet ventures – email newsletters and consulting to dotcoms
  • Post dotcom crash, Brian talks about the businesses that were left and how they used sound direct marketing principles taken from the offline world
  • Brian alludes to some of the previous Internet projects he has worked on how he structures relationships with other talented people to help them bring their talent online
  • We hear some comments about venture funding
  • I ask Brian for some secrets to the success of his Copyblogger.com blog
  • We learn about the original motivations behind launching Copyblogger
  • Brian discuses some of his projects, including Tubetorial
  • We hear about Brian’s plans for the future including what his wife thinks about him working so hard
  • At the end of the interview I ask for Brian’s wisdom regarding starting up a business in today’s online climate

Enjoy the episode,

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