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Posts by: Chase Reeves

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That moment when you get the first email about a successful transaction… someone found your thing and then liked it enough to buy it… that moment changes you forever. But how do you get there? What are the steps to making a thing that’s sellable? What roadblocks will you absolutely collide with and how can you hurdle over them?

Last week Corbett had a conversation with a friend who proclaimed: “it's too late to build a popular blog or podcast. The day has passed when you could grow an audience and earn a living from it. Maybe you could do it in 2007, or 2009, but not now.”

Traffic feels like this magic thing that, once attained, makes you invincible… you can run and jump and write and create and everything just gets better. You guys love to learn about traffic. You seem to have an insatiable craving for getting more people to your site.