Mailbag Friday: Bryan goes to Costa Rica edition

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Normally I have a massive instructional style guide for you every Friday.

However, today I’m in Costa Rica. :)

So…no guide.

But I did answer a few questions that you guys emailed over the past few days.

Enjoy!

-Bryan

PS:  ..Oh! I left one question for YOU at the very bottom. Be sure to answer it.

Questions:  Continue Reading…

Build By Writing: How to Leave Your Readers Dumbfounded

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Crazy thing happened last week.

My wife and I were starting to pack for our trip to Costa Rica when we realized my passport had expired – 2 months ago. Keep in mind we were 4 days from leaving.

If you have a passport, you know how long it can take to get one. Usually 4-12 weeks.

I had FOUR DAYS!

Long story short, I was able to pay a bunch of money and get it back less than 24 hours before our plane took off for the Caribbean.

Wayyyy too close for my comfort.

When I got my passport I looked at the picture and thought to myself, “Hmm…that’s a good picture.”

Ha!

Then I got out my other two passports and put them all side by side.

15 years of Bryan in 3 pictures.

Check it… Continue Reading…

Little Known Way to Increase the Effectiveness of your Sidebar

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floating sidebar diy marketing hack

Happy Friday!

As you are reading this I am in the air flying to Costa Rica for 10 days of…nothing.

Me + Wife @ Beach = Happy Time!

However, I’m not leaving you cold turkey. I’ve written 3 pretty snazzy DIY marketing hacks for you to munch on over the next week.

They’ll be hitting your inbox Today, next Tuesday and next Friday.

I plan on checking email and this blog exactly ZERO times while I’m gone. So, if I don’t respond to your email or comment – don’t take it personally.

In fact I’m taking a page out of Michael Hyatt’s book and setting this as my Gmail autoresponder.

My vacation autoresponder

In short, if you need me holler at me on September 1st..

Onward!

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On Tuesday, Alex Foo asked “What plugin do you use to have your 2 right side widgets scroll down the page with user?

Alex is referring to these… Continue Reading…

Scroll Box: For Everyone that Hates Popups

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Growing up my mom used to tell me, “Bryan, it’s not what you say but how you say it!”

I HATED hearing that.

Such a cliche.

Turns out…she was right.

Who knew.

A few weeks ago I wrote extensively on using popups to grow your email list (here and here).

I got a lot of this in response…

“But BRYAN I don’t like using popups. They are SO annoying!”

First, get over yourself. It’s not about what YOU think is annoying. It’s about what your readers like and use.

Second, if you just can’t bring yourself to install a popup on your site BUT you really want to get more email subscribers I have an alternative for you. Continue Reading…

Last week I introduced you to the Expanded Guest Post.

We looked at a case study of how you can write one article for someone elses site and generate 500 new email subscribers to YOUR business.

Many of you have spent months screwing around on your blog and haven’t cracked 100 subscribers yet.

I know…I was one of you.

With the Expanded Guest Post (EGP) I routinely get 500 in one week.

In fact, I had an EGP go live last Friday that generated 323 new email subscribers in the first 3 days.

I promised to show you how to create an Expanded Guest Post and that’s exactly what you’ll learn today.

You need to start thinking about every article you write like being a new salesman for your company.

If constructed properly, it will consistently bring new leads and customers to your business.

I’m going to walk you through the exact step-by-step of how to create your first one.

Also, be sure to read all of the way through for a special behind the scenes training video.

Let’s jump into the details. Continue Reading…