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A Conversation With Copyblogger’s Brian Clark On Mediapreneurship, Monetizing and Blogging

Today on The Rise To The Top: The #1 Show For Mediapreneurs: When it comes to mediapreneurship, nobody might be as successful at building an online media empire AND teaching others to do the same as today’s guest Brian Clark, creator of Copyblogger. In this chat, we discuss everything from “the state of the industry” to monetizing to how Brian went from simply running Copyblogger himself to creating a rock star team.

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More about Copyblogger and Brian:

Brian ClarkCopyblogger was founded in January of 2006 by Brian Clark. Brian is CEO of Copyblogger Media, a serial entrepreneur, and a recovering attorney. Brian built three successful offline businesses using online marketing techniques before moving to a completely online business model. The result of that move is Copyblogger Media – an innovative company that provides the advice and solutions that empower people to successfully grow their businesses through social media and online marketing. You can check it out at Copyblogger.com and hunt down Brian on Twitter @copyblogger.

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What the heck is mediapreneurship and mediapreneurs?

You might have noticed the new tagline in today’s episode. The #1 Show For Mediapreneurs. What the !@#$ is a mediapreneur?

Mediapreneurship and mediapreneurs are terms I came up in the shower a few years ago which refer to Internet-based entrepreneurs that have created a business around creating media/broadcasting.

This includes:

  • Podcasters
  • Web TV Hosts
  • Video Bloggers
  • Broadcasters
  • Bloggers

…and many others. If you think you are a mediapreneur, you probably are. In my bias opinion, mediapreneurship is one of (if not the most) amazing, challenging and fulfilling ways to spend your (working) time and make money. It is amazing to see so many people making money by broadcasting about their favorite topics/hobbies/passions.

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