Insights on Business and Community from Two Intense Days in Denver

Copyblogger Weekly

Hey there — welcome back to the Copyblogger Weekly!

I’m writing this the night before I fly back home from Denver, Colorado, where we held our live Digital Commerce Summit last week. I had the pleasure of teaching a small workshop on Wednesday and then switching gears to give a conference keynote on Thursday.

Every time we hold a live event, big or small, I’m struck by the sense of community that comes together around Copyblogger and Rainmaker. Whether we were hollering our heads off singing together (just a few feet from the stage) at the CAKE concert or feverishly taking notes at 8:30 in the morning during Brian Clark’s talk on “what comes next” in digital commerce, the Summit brought us together to take the next step.

This week, I had fun listening to our own Brian Gardner and Lauren Mancke talk with Matt Mullenweg — the founder of WordPress — about the evolution of that community. It’s a fascinating conversation — and interesting to hear what Matt thinks about the WordPress community nurturing such a thriving economic ecosystem.

And if you’re interested in some other ways togetherness can play a part in business, you might take a look at my post from Tuesday, where I dig into the Unity principle from Robert Cialdini’s new book.

Heads up: Digital Commerce Academy will be closing to new students

One thing I want to make sure you see is that Digital Commerce Academy (DCA) is going to close to new students on Friday, October 28 so we can put all of our focus into developing some killer new courses for our members.

Don’t worry, DCA will be back … but not until 2017, and with a substantially higher price.

And if you’re having pangs of regret for missing the live event? Your DCA membership will include presentation videos from the Summit and the video from that small workshop I mentioned (I taught that one with Brian Clark — it’s a focused dive into creating online courses).

As I mentioned, the price is going to be quite a bit higher in 2017 to reflect the quantity and quality of the new content we’re adding, but you can get all the great new stuff and today’s pricing if you jump in now. Jerod Morris’s post from Wednesday gives you all the details.

Hope you enjoy this week’s content, and I’ll catch you next week!

— Sonia Simone
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital

Catch up on this week’s content


Tips and encouragement from master content marketersContent Marketers Share Their Secrets

by Pamela Wilson


Who we are and why that mattersThe Ultra Powerful 7th Principle of Persuasion

by Sonia Simone


Join Digital Commerce Academy Before the Doors Close (and Price Goes Up)Join Digital Commerce Academy Before the Doors Close (and Price Goes Up)

by Jerod Morris


8 Ways to Use Online Discounts to Grow Sales8 Ways to Use Online Discounts to Grow Sales

by Sean Jackson


 How (and Why It's OK) to Make Money with WordPress, with Matt MullenwegHow (and Why It’s OK) to Make Money with WordPress, with Matt Mullenweg

by Brian Gardner and Lauren Mancke


How to Create a MVP (Minimum Viable Podcast)How to Create a MVP (Minimum Viable Podcast)

by Jerod Morris & Jon Nastor


How Will Falconer Stopped Trading Dollars for Hours and Found His CallingHow Will Falconer Stopped Trading Dollars for Hours and Found His Calling

by Brian Clark and Jerod Morris


A New Book to Make Content Marketing EasierA New Book to Make Content Marketing Easier

by Sonia Simone


How Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner Writes: Part TwoHow Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner Writes: Part Two

by Kelton Reid


Create Your First WordPress Product, with Chris LemaCreate Your First WordPress Product, with Chris Lema

by Brian Clark


this-week-in-authority

Authority Q&A Call with Sonia Simone and Pamela Wilson

Friday, October 21

Join Authority members for the opportunity to get your content marketing and business questions answered by two people with almost 60 years of experience between them! No question is too small, and the more specific the better.

Join Authority to attend this session

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