Note from Jon: I talk to a lot of bloggers who’d love to spend more time painting, storytelling, photographing, or some other creative pursuit, but don’t, because they feel it’s not pragmatic. Just as a blog can build buzz around a book or business, it can also be used to promote your art.
The gleaming space could easily house 30 employees, but as Frind strides in, it is eerily quiet -- just a room with new carpets, freshly painted walls, and eight flat-screen computer monitors.
Frind drops his bag and plops himself down in front of one of them. There's a $180,000 order waiting for his signature.
He hadn't even heard of Video Egg until a week ago. "I usually accomplish everything in the first hour," he says, before pausing for a moment to think this over.
But then, you tend to attract advertisers' attention when you are serving up 1.6 billion webpages each month. "Actually, in the first 10 or 15 minutes." To demonstrate, Frind turns to his computer and begins fiddling with a free software program that he uses to manage his advertising inventory.
You’ve watched artists, performers and writers like Hugh Mc Leod, Amanda Palmer, Chase Jarvis, and Jeff Goins sell boatloads of creative work thanks to the platforms they have built from their blogs.