Last week I had lunch with a close friend. My friend wanted to start a web site about science fiction. He asked me if I knew anything about starting a blog, making money on the web, Adsense, SEO and a host of other Internet Marketing topics. He knew that I had been working on MasonWorld.com for the last few months, but we had not discussed many of the details.
Amazingly, I did know a lot. I suddenly realized that after six months of aggressive study, I had accumulated a ton of information and experience in the mysterious world of internet marketing. That night, I spun up some web hosting and launched my friends blog for him.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not the Zen Master Guru of Internet Marketing. I did not present him with any new ideas over lunch (although many were new to him). Many smart people have come before me and done the same things I talked to him about that day.
So, here is the really cool part. Today, my friend made his first post on his shiny new blog. The blog is called SpaceTimeStories.com.
Of course, he has lots of work to do on the theme, the sidebar, the content, marketing, etc. But he is up and running, and that's what counts. Instead of thinking about having a blog, he has one! That is a key message that everyone new to IM always has to learn — you must take action to get results.
I would really appreciated it if you would pay him a visit and welcome him to the blogosphere by commenting on his first post. Tell him Mark sent you.