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A couple of readers asked me how my latest project,, was going, so I decided to write a small update.

First of all it has been a lot of work. We are publishing around 5,000 words worth of content every week there. That includes lessons, interviews, case studies and video tutorials. Many lessons come from the mentors that we have, but I still need to edit and format them, so it is a heck lot of work. Bit I guess I am getting used to it.

The good thing is that the interaction with the members is both fun and rewarding. When you have a closed community like we do, the attitude of the members is that of helping their fellows. You don’t have flamers, trolls and the like, which helps a lot.

It looks like the members are liking the program too. In fact, the majority of them will probably stick till the sixth month, and we got some nice comments too. Here are a couple of them:

Thank you very much for sharing this. I really think I am getting value for my money in this course, and that’s great to be able to say. (Andreas)

So far this program has delivered! I think this is because of your dedication to quality customer service and a genuine interest to teach and share. (Jonathan)

I confess I’m just getting into this. Really impressed with the material so far and looking forward to the support from the forum. (Jude)

Finally, I wanted to give a heads up to the people that got involved with the program along the way. First of all we welcome Chris Garrett as one of the mentors. Chris did a terrific job with the online community Authority Blogger, and he also has other online forums, so we are glad to have his knowledge about creating, promoting and managing online communities.

We also had some great people who agreed to do exclusive interviews for the training program, including:

  • Leo Babauta, owner of Zen Habits. With Leo with talked about his blogging success and the strategies that he used to achieve it.
  • Scott Jones, owner of jewels like, and With Scott we talked about the domaining business, acquiring premium domains and profiting from them.
  • Muhammad Saleem, social media maven. With Muhammad we talked about becoming and social media power user and promoting ones website with social bookmarking services.
  • Ryan Caldwel, owner of and many other sites. With Ryan we talked about the web publishing business model, and what strategies he uses to promote and make money with the websites on his network.
  • The Geek, owner of With the Geek we talked about his popular site (over 70,000 subscribers), and how he managed the addition of a forum to it.

The current members will finish the training on mid July, and after that I will probably take one or two months to review all the material, revamp the design, upgrade the members interface and so on.

So the second launch is scheduled for mid September 2009. I also have some neat things planned for it, so stay tuned.

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12 Responses to “ Update”

  • ravi

    Nice, I’ll have to check it out.

  • KC

    nice work you have there. I’ll check that out.

  • saravana gopal

    Nice info. Thnx for sharing.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Lavanya, glad to know about it 🙂 .

  • Lavanya

    I signed up for this course because I wanted to learn more about e-marketing etc and I gotta say, I have learnt more on this course than on my M.Sc Electronic Publishing degree!!

  • switch

    very interesting,I will pay attention at it.

  • R Kumar

    Good to know about the progress of your project. I am in the process of working on a membership site and was busy reading posts from bloggers who have successful membership sites. It is encouraging to read about tutorial membership sites that are running successfully and you get the confidence that if the content is good and is worth the investment of the subscribers, the project is bound to be successful. Yours for sure will be a valuable training membership site and hence the success.
    All the best and would request you for some advice when I launch mine, if you are able to take some time out of your schedule.

  • Tech @ InkAPoint

    All the best Dani..

  • Boerne Search

    Nice, I’ll have to check it out.


  • LuAnn

    It’s cool of you to pass along thanks to those contributing to your site.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jude, thank you for the kind words.

  • Jude

    I can’t speak highly enough of this programme so if anyone is considering doing it, just do it. It’s the best investment I’ve made so far in building up my blog and business.

    This programme helped me identify my niche, domain name and business goals as well as how to set up my blog from a technical point of view. I’m technically challenged so it’s not been easy for me but the support from Daniel and the rest of the members on the forum has been fantastic. Some of the other members are really skilled technically and there has been a great spirit of helping each other and I’m indebted to them for that.

    I know my blog still has a long way to go and this progamme is enabling me to get there.

    Thanks Daniel for an excellent programme and great content and support.

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