The Best of Think Traffic Now in Book Form

  • April 11, 2013 by Corbett Barr
  • 13 Comments

The very best posts from Think Traffic are now available in a special book called: Serious Traffic: Grow Your Income by Growing Your Audience.

Serious TrafficWe partnered with Hyperink to make this blog-to-book available on Amazon, Hyperink and Barnes and Noble.

This is an experiment in self-publishing for us. Hyperink has worked with several popular bloggers in the past, including Brad Feld, Dave Asprey, Jeff Atwood, Penelope Trunk and our friend Peep Laja.

They approached us about turning our best material from Think Traffic into a book, assigned us an editor and did most of the heavy lifting. I wrote a new introduction/conclusion and organized the posts into the structure you’ll see in the book.

The book is available for $4.95, and if you purchase on the Hyperink website, you’ll get 5 additional copies to send to friends who might also benefit from what we publish here at Think Traffic.

Table of Contents

Here’s what you’ll find in the book:

Introduction

  • Introduction
  • 10 of the Smartest Things Said About Building a Thriving Audience Online

Grow Your Audience with Blogging

  • Don’t Know What to Write About? Here’s the Real Reason Why
  • Fluff Equals Failure
  • Write Epic Shit
  • 21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Massive Success
  • Two Simple Ways to Know Exactly What Your Audience Wants
  • The Blogging Trap
  • 42 Timeless Ideas for Attracting More Visitors to Your Website
  • How to Spice Up Your Blog with Interviews
  • The Real Truth About Blog Comments (When They Matter and When They Don’t)

Grow Your Income

  • An In-Depth Guide to Online Business Revenue Models for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs
  • Think You Can’t Make Money Blogging?
  • How to Attract Enough Visitors to Your Website to Earn a Living From It
  • Why Making Money Online in the First 6 Months Doesn’t Matter
  • 5 Steps to Making Loads of Affiliate Sales in Your Blog Posts
  • 5 Steps to Make More Money from Your Website with Less Traffic

Case Studies & Learning from Experience

  • 10 Examples of Killer Unique Selling Propositions on the Web
  • How Sarai Mitnick Attracts 380,000 Pageviews a Month and Built a Business Around a Sewing Blog
  • Gone Viral? Dealing with a Half Million Visitors and Thousands of Subscribers in 2 Weeks
  • How David Siteman Garland Used Web Interviews to Grow a Massive Audience
  • 8 Great Examples of Personal Domain Names in Action
  • 10 Blogs with Explosive Growth to Learn From

Advice for Entrepreneurs

  • How to Change the World
  • You’re Going to Suck
  • Need Some Motivation Right Now? Read This IMMEDIATELY
  • Starting a Business Isn’t All Unicorns and Rainbows
  • Startup vs. Lifestyle Business
  • Build a Better Mousetrap
  • Successful Entrepreneurs Focus Better and Quit More Often
  • The Not-So-Sexy Step that Every Profitable Entrepreneur Must Take
  • Do You Turn Advantages Into Limitations?
  • 4 Ways to Leave Your Job
  • Fix It, Revive It, Ride It

Lifestyle Design

  • What Is Lifestyle Design?
  • The Hardest Thing About Lifestyle Design
  • 10 Digital Nomads to Learn From
  • What Is Lifestyle Design?

Conclusion

We’d LOVE a Review from You

What do you think? We would love to hear what you think about the book by leaving a review over at Amazon. Your reviews are important and will help other online entrepreneurs find this stuff and (hopefully) stop pulling out hair and start getting some traction and direction in their online businesses.

We’ll report on the results of this self-publishing experiment as soon as we have some to share.

Thanks for the support. Feedback is welcome, just leave a comment below.

Thanks!

-Corbett

Think Traffic + Fizzle Meetup in San Francisco

Next Tuesday, April 16, we’re hosting an informal get-together for Think Traffic readers and Fizzle members. Stop by and say hello to the Think Traffic team (Caleb and Chase will be there), along with some VERY special guests.

The event is free to attend, but spots are limited.

Get the full details and register for free at Eventbrite »

Written by . Corbett is cofounder of Fizzle, a place for creative entrepreneurs, writers, makers, coders and artists, all working to support themselves doing what they love independently on the Internet. Follow Corbett on on Twitter.


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Mark Ferguson April 11, 2013 at 6:58 am

I will definitely check this out. My blog is doing well, but help from someone who has already been there and succeeded is extremely valuable. Hopefully your book can help me spread the value of investing in real estate.

Michael April 11, 2013 at 8:05 am

Hey Corbett!

Although I have read all the articles in the book, I still snatched up a copy to have it all in one place. Thank you again for continuing to create “epic shit” even if its as simple as making it into an “epic pile of shit”.

For my gifts I sent one over to Scott because his CWA course is just freeking amazing so I had to thank him somehow. Another I sent to Liz due to her insane ability to create mastermind groups. The one I’m in now couldn’t be a better fit, I don’t know how she does it. Must be some magical power she has! The other two I sent to two of the people in my mastermind group who are pursuing creating their blog.

Again thanks for always being awesome and creating epic shit. I’ll have to repay you someday, not sure how, but I will !!

Rock On
- Mike

Caleb Wojcik April 11, 2013 at 11:28 am

Appreciate the review on Amazon Mike. :)

Cheers man!

Heather April 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Looking forward to picking this up and sharing it with a few peeps!

Adventure Insider April 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I will be buying the book as soon as I get home to my own pc. I am new to blogging and have just started out about a month ago with my site ArtofAdventure.Net

Like one of the comments above I have read many useful articles on thinktraffic.net. and very thankful for it.

However, having everything organized and in one place is fantastic. I feel I already owe Corbett 50 times the price of the e-book for what I have learned on the thinktraffic site already.

This was a great idea.

Adventure Insider

Darnell Jackson April 11, 2013 at 5:08 pm

This is smart and convenient.

What I like the best is that it will be released on multiple platforms.

I think you’ll see plenty of bloggers following you on this one Corbett.

BR April 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Hi Corbett,

Currently reading your piece ’18 Months 2 Blogs 6 Figures’. Like the matter of fact, candid feel.

Wish you the very best with your new book.

BR

admin April 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thanks much :)

Noppon April 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Table of Contents Look Amazing Book! LOVED Write Epic Shit

Yassin Madwin April 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I was also going to review it something went wrong with Amazon I’ll try later.

I’ve been a follower of thinktraffic for a year or so. it’s always delightful to get email from you.

admin April 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Cheers, thanks Yassin, we appreciate the support.

John Lee Dumas April 14, 2013 at 5:54 am

Great book guys! Review left and I encourage all TT readers to do the same!

I love the 5 free copies you get by going through Hyperlink…a no brainer way for me to add incredible value to Fire Nation.

You guys rock!

Brandon Eley April 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Just picked up the Kindle version. Can’t wait to read it!

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