If you’re a regular reader of Leaving Work Behind then you will know that I’m not into unscrupulous sales tactics. The fact is that I am not much of a salesman — I feel much more confident either creating or talking about something that I think is really good. That way, I can largely just let the product or service do its job.
With the above in mind, if you have any kind of aspiration to build an online presence and subsequently leverage it to make money, you’re going to be interested by what I have to say today. That should cover just about everyone, so read on!
18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures
There’s this guy I know called Corbett. You may have heard of him.
Going back a few years, he had a site called CorbettBarr.com in which he revealed details of his quasi-nomadic lifestyle. Next he launched Think Traffic – a site you should probably be subscribed to (if you’re not already). Then he launched a product called Start a Blog That Matters – by a distance the best course/guide on blogging that I have ever read. In fact, I used it as inspiration to re-launch this very blog in May 2012.
Corbett has a lot to offer to the likes of us — he was in fact one of the first people I came across when I first decided that I wanted to leave work behind in May 2011 and is featured in my recent With Thanks To… post. His manifesto – 18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures – was pretty revolutionary for me in terms of helping me to understand what is possible in the world of online business and location independence.
So when I found out that he was working on something new — something big — I knew that I had to take a look. I wasn’t disappointed.
Corbett’s already released some great products; the aforementioned Start a Blog That Matters being one of them. Given the type of guy that he is, it is no surprise that this new project is a huge step above what we have seen previously.
In short, Fizzle is a membership site packed with video tutorials on how to create and develop your own online business. But putting it that dryly doesn’t really do it any justice — I have rarely come across something as well constructed and beautifully polished as Fizzle:
The site features a whole bunch of video guides and interviews, with about 20 hours of material online at the moment (and plenty more to come). Here are some of my favorites:
- Differentiation (How to Make Your Business Stand Out)
- How to Create Effective and Engaging Content
- Pat Flynn: How He Built a Passive Income Empire
- Productivity Do’s, Don’ts, Dangers & Tips
Each topic is broken down into bite-size videos which is a totally inspired move — one of the reasons I am typically not a fan of video is because a sixty-minute clip just seems like such a big commitment. Watch a 5 minute clip here and a 10 minute clip there however…that’s something I can handle.
I’ve only watched perhaps a quarter of what’s on the site so far but I’m completely hooked. That is in no small part down to a certain Mr. Chase Reeves — one-time designer of Think Traffic turned Fizzle presenter/guru. I can’t fault Corbett and Caleb Wojcik for their video style, but Chase manages not only to make the material interesting, he’s also highly engaging and funny to boot.
Access to the site starts at just $29 per month (click here for the details). The fact that you could attempt to digest it all within a month for less than thirty bucks is really quite ridiculous, given that you could easily split the material up into multiple information products, each individually retailing for more than that. Corbett and his team are onto a real winner here.
Your Chance to Win Free Access to Fizzle!
I’m going to put my money where my mouth is now.
Firstly, Fizzle doesn’t have an affiliate program. I haven’t said any of the above in the hope that I will make some quick cash, because there is no cash to be made. The glowing review you see above is completely genuine.
Secondly, I genuinely believe that Fizzle can help you build your online business and ultimately leave work behind.
As such, I am putting my hand in my own pocket to pay for a free month’s full subscription to Fizzle for one lucky LWB reader, worth $49. Edit 20th January: Corbett has very kindly stepped in and offered two free one-month memberships in addition to the free one-month membership I am offering which means there are now three prizes up for grabs!
All you need to do for a chance of winning is leave a comment below telling us your story and/or why you deserve the prize. It could be anything — your personal situation (if you’re comfortable with sharing it), why your efforts to leave work behind have failed so far, the details of a great business idea you have but need guidance on, or something else altogether. I will award the free membership to the comment I find the most inspiring and/or thought-provoking and email the winners next Friday (the 25th).
If you know of people who might be deserving of this prize then please let them know about this post! You can tweet it out to your followers too by clicking here.
So what are you waiting for? Share with us in the comments section for your chance to win!
Update 25th January 2013: The competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to the three winners — Michal, Ampi and Stephanie!