For years, I looked at mediocre bloggers making a dent in the Internet and grimaced. I seethed and passed judgment, quietly growing bitter. I told myself (and others) that I could do better.
I wasted a lot of time talking about writing, even thinking about it, but did very little of it myself.
I was a fake.
Then I had an epiphany
Two years ago, my life — and writing — started to change. I began calling my own bluff. I stopped talking and started doing.
It all came down to a fundamental shift in what I believed about myself. I stopped saying I wanted to write and began calling myself a writer. Then I started acting like it.
The results were staggering. Over the course of eight months, I saw more results than I had seen in six years of blogging: over 100,000 monthly readers, a book contract, and more attention than I knew what to do with it.
I wondered: What if one day, I could share this process with others?
My secret project
A few months ago, I quietly launched an online course to a small segment of readers. I was overwhelmed by the response. Over 450 people signed up to be part of this charter group.
Together we went through the four modules (a total of 30+ multimedia lessons and over a dozen expert interviews) and covered the following material:
- How to hone your writing voice and find a worldview that resonates with an audience
- The importance of establishing a platform and building a list
- What it takes to expand your reach and serve your way into relationship
- Why you need to get published and share your work with the world
We’ve since shaped the course into what it’s become, and I want to invite you to be a part of it.
A new writing course
I’m calling the finished product Tribe Writers — an online membership program to help you find the audience your writing deserves.
This is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.
It’s taken me the greater part of a year to create the content and build the course, but it’s something I’m really proud of.
And now, it’s time to share it with you.
Six reasons to join
Since this is still fairly new, I’m offering some bonuses to those who sign up this week:
- Exclusive early adopter discount ($100 off the list price)
- Lifetime access to all content and the community of 400+ writers
- Personal contact with me via email
- Over 20 hours of audio content, including expert interviews with NY Times best-selling authors and popular bloggers
- Live conference calls to answer your questions
- Extra signup bonuses worth over $160 in writing resources
Don’t take my word for it…
I don’t like selling myself. So I asked some of students to share what they gained from the course. Here’s what they said:
Jeff has provided invaluable material at a frightfully low price. The contributions and links the rest of you have made have taught me a lot as well. I may have a master’s degree in writing, but now I feel I have the tools necessary to reach my readers.
—Eric von Mizener
Starting from nothing — no drafts, no writings, no concepts — I have in the short span of eight weeks created a self-hosted blog with content, learned how to write for an authentic audience and found the deeper meaning of what it means to be a writer.
Before this course, I was afraid to publish an ebook and take the steps required to grow my blog. Now I’ve finished an e-book/manifesto and have tripled the size of my blog subscriber list.
Before this course I wrote 100 words a day. Now, I write 1,000 to 2,000 a day.
Tribe Writers reignited my passion for writing and blogging! Even if you already know what you are doing (or think you do) this course will take to the next level and a few levels above that one!
You can read more of these and hear a whole lot more about the course here.
Time to find your tribe
Ever wondered what it takes to get your writing noticed? This course is for you. I describe it as a “marketing course for writers” and a “writing course for marketers.” I think you’ll like it.
Tribe Writers does what, in my opinion, few other courses do. It combines the finer points of the craft of writing with the practical elements of online marketing — all designed to make you a better writer and help your message spread.
So for the next five days, I’m opening up the course, giving you an chance to join an encouraging group of writers and communicators.
If you’re ready to find the audience your words deserve, I hope you’ll join us. Once this signup window closes, you won’t be able to join again until we re-release the course at a higher price.
A deal and a promise
For a limited time, I’m offering a $50 discount on the Tribe Writers course. Everyone keeps telling me this course is worth $500 or $1000 and maybe I’ll charge that some day. But not today.
I can’t guarantee the price won’t go up or that this discount won’t stick around, but I can guarantee that if you sign up now, you’ll get a better deal than if you wait.
So there’s a little nudge to not procrastinate. And if you’re not sure about it, here’s a guarantee:
I’m offering a 60-day, money-back guarantee. If you go through the course and aren’t 100% satisfied, I’ll refund your money. No questions asked. You don’t even have to explain why.
That means you basically take no risk. Not a bad deal, right? I hope you’ll consider being a part of it. And if this isn’t your kind of thing, please pass this on to a friend. I’d sure appreciate it. Every writer deserves to have her words heard. (Click here to tweet that.)
By the way, this offer goes away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. CST. Feel free to think about it, but don’t wait too long. There are some goodies for those who act quickly. To learn more, click here.
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