Chris Guillebeau, a world traveler and writer who helps people get the kick start they need in life. Listen as Nathan asks Chris about the publishing industry’s trade secrets, and how he built a booming career in writing.
Favorite Book? – Mountains Beyond Mountains
What CEO do you follow?— N/A
What is your favorite online tool?— OmniFocus
Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— No
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?—You don’t need to have everything figured out, don’t be afraid.\
Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:17 – Nathan’s introduction
01:35 – How Chris makes money
02:30 – Chris is 37
02:38 – An entrepreneur is someone who will work 24 hours a day to avoid working 1 hour a day for someone else
03:15 – So many people are out there making a great living for themselves OUTSIDE of silicon valley
04:15 – The #1 thing you can do is create something of value
05:55 – Relationships are the key to success
07:12 – Make sure your book kills in the first few week
07:51 – Chris is published through Random House
09:24 – If you don’t love books, if you don’t love to read and if you don’t love to WRITE—do not become a writer
10:18 – Books account for 50% of Chris’ revenue
10:58 – Multiple six figures in royalty income via Chris’ books
12:34 – Converting email and social followers into sales
16:35 – Optimizing book orders depends on the stage of the publication process
17:50 – Cracking the Amazon Top 25 means selling a copy in a day
19:03 – www.ChrisGuillebeau.com
3 Key Points:
Don’t be afraid of making a move, just go for it.
If you’re going to become a writer, you had better LOVE writing.
Relationships are the key to success.
Edgar – Nathan uses Edgar instead of other scheduling tools for Twitter because Edgar cycles through content over and over (buffer/others you have to re-input content over and over – time consuming). In the last several months, Edgar has driven Nathan over 3728 clicks that he didn’t have to work or pay for.
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Born for This – Chris’ latest book
The Top is FOR YOU if you are:
A STUDENT who wants to become the CEO of a $10m company in under 24 months (episode #4)
STUCK in the CORPORATE grind and looking to create a $10k/mo side business so you can quit (episode #7)
An influencer or BLOGGER who wants to make $27k/mo in monthly RECURRING revenue to have the life you want and full CONTROL (episode #1)
The Software as a Service (SaaS) entrepreneur who wants to grow to a $100m+ valuation (episode #14).
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