MagCast Is Closing, I'm Moving To Melbourne And Another Video In The Park For You…
Have you ever had one of those weeks were you stopped and went –
"Wow, I am juggling a lot of things at once!"
I'm having one of those periods right now in my life, yet fingers crossed, it all seems to be going smoothly so far.
First the big news is that I have signed a 12 month lease in North Fitzroy, Melbourne, so I have decided to move there (sorry Sydney, you were lovely too!).
On top of handling the move, I am renting my place in Brisbane via AirBNB, which requires lots of organising too. I am also working on the following business related things –
- Carly my designer and I spent most of the week working on my new EJ blog design.
- I've set up meetings with developers to make an app version of my blog and products.
- Next year I'm releasing a proper print book, so I've been working with my editor on that.
- As I've been writing about recently, I want to start buying traffic, so I have some meetings coming up about setting up the tracking systems for that.
- I'm working with an editor for my new Apple Newsstand Magazine, and this week we focused on testing different mag designers.
- Plus of course, I'm still publishing weekly to my blog, this newsletter and doing videos for my youtube channel and interviews for my podcast.
Oh, and I even had time to see a movie last night (Elysium – it's bad, I suggest you avoid it).
I'm excited about all of these things. Since I have other people helping me with most of them, it's actually not too hard to coordinate it all.
I can't wait to start seeing the fruits of all of this and sharing it with you!
Ed Dale's MagCast And Digital Publishing Blueprint Closes Monday
As I mentioned, one of the big projects I have on is my new iTunes Magazine.
It's going to be a blogging magazine of course, and I think we have settled on a name, which I will tell you as it gets closer to finished.
I'm using Ed Dale's MagCast system to submit my magazine to iTunes once it is ready. I've also been following along with his Digital Publishing Blueprint training in preparation for this.
His system went on sale to the public this week after releasing three videos, which I sent you in previous newsletters.
If you are planning to release a magazine in the next 12 months, I suggest you take a look at Ed's system this weekend because it is closing on Monday night US time.
It's not cheap at $3,000, although there is a payment plan.
I plan to charge a small subscription fee for my magazine, and also include advertising and promotions for my training products.
People will be able to buy my training products and download them directly inside the magazine using Apple's payment system.
I consider this one of the key benefits because millions of people around the world have an Apple ID linked to a credit card, so all they have to do is click "yes" and fill in their password to purchase. They are already used to doing this with all the apps, music and games they buy.
If you are interested in publishing your own iTunes magazine, this is my affiliate link for Ed's program and software (thank you!).
MagCast + Digital Publishing Blueprint
Make sure you take a look this weekend because it closes on Monday.
Join Me For A Chat About Email Marketing On A Park Bench [VIDEO]
Perhaps the most important part about publishing a magazine is the access to a brand new audience it offers.
It's also a mobile audience, the fastest growing internet access platform with smartphones and tablets leading the way.
It's early days still in the iTunes magazine world, so you have a chance to capture attention and become a leader on a new platform (and how many times have you missed your chance to do that!).
In this video I talk about a world where Email Marketing just doesn't work as well as it used to.
If people don't open, read and click the links in your newsletter, how are you going to reach them?
This is why considering new distribution platforms like a magazine is vital for the future.
Here are my thoughts on the subject…
That's it from me in this special weekend edition of the EJ Newsletter.
I hope you have a great weekend and I'll talk to you in the next newsletter,
P.S. If you have any questions about blogging or selling information products, just hit reply to this email and let know where you are stuck.
P.S.S. Affiliates are already making sales of my new e-guide, you can be one of them too.