[WAMA] Corbett Barr, CEO & Co-Founder of Fizzle.co - Thursday, May 14 at 7PM EDT

by corbett 31 replies



Blogging to 100,000 Visitors Per Month


Hi there! I’m Corbett Barr and I’m doing a WAMA here in a few days. Basically - you can ask me anything and I’ll give my best, most straightforward answer.

But hold up… Who am I? Why would you want to ask me a question? What kinds of questions should you ask?

I’ve been self-employed for a decade, first as co-founder of a venture capital backed startup, and now (since 2009), more of a “lifestyle” entrepreneur with several different projects.

Here are some of the highlights from my ten years as an entrepreneur and some of the “lifestyle” aspects you might find interesting.
  • I currently run Fizzle.co, a community and training library for independent entrepreneurs and creatives (with 2,000 active members), which I have bootstrapped with a couple of partners to over $1M in revenue in just over two years. The company now has four full-time employees.
  • Our podcast (The Fizzle Show) receives nearly 80,000 plays per month and 340+ 5-star reviews in iTunes.
  • Our websites and blogs attract over 200k unique visitors per month, and my sites have attracted a combined 5 million unique visitors since I started blogging.
  • My wife and I spend winters in Mexico (2015 was the 7th in a row) in a little 3,000-person fishing village. We also travel to Europe and elsewhere on extended trips in the Summer. I’m able to work anywhere there is an Internet connection and a little inspiration. It isn’t always easy, but location independence is magical once you iron things out.

And here are some of the kinds of questions/topics I’d love to answer/discuss, based on some of my specific experience and skills:
  • Traffic / audience-building / blogging: I started the blog called Think Traffic in 2010 and quickly grew it to 100k+ monthly visitors. I’ve been a formal and informal advisor to several of the web’s biggest blogs, including Smart Passive Income, Zen Habits and Nerd Fitness.
  • Software development for solo entrepreneurs: I’m a programmer by trade (from my former life as a cubicle dweller) and built the Fizzle platform, integrating WordPress, Stripe, Wistia, Intercom, Geckoboard and several other interesting technologies.
  • Running a membership site vs. selling one-off courses and products: Fizzle has around 2,000 active members, and a vibrant community with over 100k total forum posts. Before running a membership site, I built several independent courses and products, some of which were fairly high-priced (in the $1k range), vs. Fizzle at $35/month.
  • Lifestyle business & bootstrapping vs. startups: I’ve built companies both ways and have learned several of the important differences in building businesses while bootstrapping vs. raising capital.
  • Working alone (being the lone wolf) vs. building a team: I’ve worked alone, and I’ve built teams. Both have pros and cons I’d love to talk about.
  • Building a business around an independent brand vs. your personal brand: I’ve done both, and there are specific situations why one might be better for you than the other.

OK, let’s have some fun. Ask me anything!


-Corbett


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  • Profile picture of the author danieljb
    We're really excited to talking with Corbett Barr - CEO of Fizzle.co on Thursday May 14 at 7PM EDT. We're excited to hear from Corbett - particularly the traffic strategies & growth hacks he's used to quickly grow his blog to 100,000+ monthly visitors.

    Make sure you register for the event and ask your questions on the form and in the thread below. We'll get through as many as we can!

    See you there!

    Check what time this is for you here.

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    • Profile picture of the author taffie
      Sounds interesting, will try to find time and get with you.
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    I love FIZZLE!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark042
    Nice share
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    • Profile picture of the author mralex050
      Very informative and well written post!
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  • Profile picture of the author arafet
    Iwill be there
    By the way 7PM EDT means 11PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
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  • Profile picture of the author MyGolden
    Nice....im waiting for it..
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  • Profile picture of the author Tusohian
    We are waiting for this online seminar.
    I think, it will be the great oppurtunity to meet with you. Thanks.
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    I will wait for this date
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    • Profile picture of the author manaskr
      Hey corbett ,

      I manage a website i would be thankful to you if you will suggest how i can make my website alexa ranking less than 50k and gain huge traffic .
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    will try to reach
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  • Profile picture of the author tchouken
    I like the fizzle podcast, you never get bored
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  • Profile picture of the author datuk77
    waiting to implement the theory
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  • Profile picture of the author styteen
    well written post! Thank you for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialassistant
    Thank you for the opportunity, just fixed my spot and looking forward to learn from Corbett.
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  • Profile picture of the author Connann
    Waiting for it!

    thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author amitsondagar
      My Question is

      Q-1
      How can i get maximum traffic from my blogger post
      Q-2
      how can i generate quality leads for my different clients
      Q-3
      i want to become social media marketing expert, i have basic and medium knowledge about SMO but not a expert level skill, so which book, articles and free tools suggest me for become expert

      thanks in advance corbett
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      • Profile picture of the author Gurpreet3780
        Q1. How is this possible with web 2.0 ?
        Q2. can we generate leads?

        anywhere im waiting
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  • Profile picture of the author starcreatives
    I reserve my seat just now and waiting...
    How can I get maximum traffic and rank up to my website / blog for specific keywords in less possible time?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronak Shah
    Hi Corbett,

    A Request:
    1. How to write blog content for "buyers"?
    2. How to write blog content that makes a reader get converted into a buyer?
    3. How to research content for buyers rather than write content for just simply visitors?
    4. How does blog content differ for prospective buyers & just simply readers?
    5. How to get 100,000 prospective buyers to visit my blog rather than just monthly 100,000 readers each & every month?
    6. Also, offer monetization techniques that you think will increase revenue for each visit of every "visitor" that visits our blog.
    Thanks & Regards,

    Ronak Shah.
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  • Profile picture of the author budchapplain
    Hi Corbett... Specifically , anything to do with membership sites such as
    1. What is the most successful method that you have found for attracting members.
    2. What membership software do you recommend?
    3.What is the most important tool/concept/action that you use to retain your members?
    4. Maintaining a membership of 2000 members sounds like a daunting task ,why do you think that people stay onboard month after month??
    Thanks
    Bud
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    • Profile picture of the author danieljb
      Originally Posted by amitsondagar View Post

      My Question is

      Q-1
      How can i get maximum traffic from my blogger post
      Q-2
      how can i generate quality leads for my different clients
      Q-3
      i want to become social media marketing expert, i have basic and medium knowledge about SMO but not a expert level skill, so which book, articles and free tools suggest me for become expert

      thanks in advance corbett
      Originally Posted by Gurpreet3780 View Post

      Q1. How is this possible with web 2.0 ?
      Q2. can we generate leads?

      anywhere im waiting
      Originally Posted by starcreatives View Post

      I reserve my seat just now and waiting...
      How can I get maximum traffic and rank up to my website / blog for specific keywords in less possible time?
      Originally Posted by Ronak Shah View Post

      Hi Corbett,

      A Request:
      1. How to write blog content for "buyers"?
      2. How to write blog content that makes a reader get converted into a buyer?
      3. How to research content for buyers rather than write content for just simply visitors?
      4. How does blog content differ for prospective buyers & just simply readers?
      5. How to get 100,000 prospective buyers to visit my blog rather than just monthly 100,000 readers each & every month?
      6. Also, offer monetization techniques that you think will increase revenue for each visit of every "visitor" that visits our blog.
      Thanks & Regards,

      Ronak Shah.
      Originally Posted by budchapplain View Post

      Hi Corbett... Specifically , anything to do with membership sites such as
      1. What is the most successful method that you have found for attracting members.
      2. What membership software do you recommend?
      3.What is the most important tool/concept/action that you use to retain your members?
      4. Maintaining a membership of 2000 members sounds like a daunting task ,why do you think that people stay onboard month after month??
      Thanks
      Bud
      Great questions! Will get through as many as we can.

      Live in 33 minutes. We'll be streaming from the homepage of the forum: http://www.warriorforum.com

      Join the conversation on Twitter; @warriorforum #WarriorAMA #WAMAEvent
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    We're live now!

    Join the conversation on Twitter; @warriorforum #WarriorAMA #WAMAEvent
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  • Profile picture of the author DrJill
    Was this recorded? I had problems with my internet connection.

    DrJill
    dr.jill.sm@gmail.com
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    Great webcast!
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  • Profile picture of the author spysofly
    this was really great but the connection was lost towards the end. is there a recording of this available somewhere?
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  • Profile picture of the author danieljb
    The event has now concluded.

    Thanks for tuning in and for the great questions.

    Once we have produced the event, we'll upload to the War Room. Will post back here when the recording has been uploaded with the link to watch the replay.
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  • Profile picture of the author lasseh1986
    Yeah nice share!! Thank you!!
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    how do i reserve this seat for me.
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    Sounds very interesting. Thank you for sharing to fellow warriors!
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    Sound greate
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