3 rules of great copywriting, taught by Vogon poetry

May 17, 2011 by ian Caution: Lots of ‘inside joke’ humor for Hitchhiker’s Guide readers in this post. If you haven’t read the books, consider moving on quietly while avoiding eye contact. Or, read it and see what you’ve been missing. Vogon Poetry, described in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as “The third-worst poetry…

Five Fabulous Websites for Creatives in Business!

I’m friends with a lot of writers and artists and costumers (because I do writing and art but not costuming) and we’ve all been hit by the down economy.  It’s tougher when this is your only source of income and the real hassle is that when you’re NOT producing, you’re not really getting money.  Meanwhile…

This Week’s Fabulous Five Websites

I’ve been prowling around the Internet this week wasting time looking for the best advice on how to update the Friends In Business website. There’s a lotta distractions out there, let me tell you — and a lot of information. Sadly, much of it is pure garbage and some of the sites for people interested…

Marketing With Historical Fiction

By Dane Carlson on December 18, 2013 in Ideas Don’t you wish your product has this kind of “history” (even if it is fictional): In early 1849, Joshua Shelby was working as a cook in a fancy St. Louis restaurant. The hottest topic among the patrons there was the rivers of gold that had been…

Redden up your website

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Red is a powerful color, evoking passion and warnings, excitement and action. But is it a color you would want to identify your business? Would you want your logo in red? Would you want…

They Invented a Better Cardboard Box

By Dane Carlson on January 2, 2014 in Ideas While some inventors and innovators are working toward building greener cars, better batteries, smaller computers, or more powerful renewable energy solutions, others are reinventing some of the everyday things that we take for granted, such as the ubiquitous cardboard box. Click here to see the video.…

Increasing Your Social Circle with Online Gaming

By Dane Carlson on December 21, 2013 in Guest Posts We are all aware that online gaming is massive, but it isn’t always clear why. One of the biggest draws of online gaming is the fact you are introduced to like-minded people. You get the opportunity to play either with or against people you wouldn’t…

The 5 rules of blogger outreach

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Want to get the attention of a blogger? Here are five rules, along with a little insight into my own reactions to the non-stop spam I get from people like you. Almost every day,…