Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018

 “The app became too cluttered” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today in a post of plans for 2018 including “massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.” Between Messenger Day/Stories, its Snapchatty augmented reality camera, a bot Discover section, games, and more, Facebook had to build artificial intelligence “M… Read More

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Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter

 Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old online troll who calls himself SWAuTistic, charging him with involuntary manslaughter after sending police to a Kansas address. When police arrived at the address they opened fire on the resident, a father of two named Andrew Finch. SWAuTistic, real name Tyler Raj Barriss, could face 11 years in prison. SWATting is the process of calling in a fake… Read More

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Working With Partners, Creating Great Copy and Doing Business Earnistly, With Matt Giovanisci

How do we get to work with partners? What are the things we need to think about when we are putting together our sales pages? And how do we talk to customers about new projects, so that we can fill in the gaps in our model?

In this episode, we discuss the tips and tricks to working with partners, managing partner blowouts, getting customer feedback on projects and how to create great copy.

Today on the show we are joined by Matt Giovanisci. Matt is an entrepreneur, website wizard and podcast producer who recently created a new plugin for WordPress called Earnist. Earnist is an affiliate management tool designed to make monetizing your WordPress site easy with beautiful affiliate links.

Matt has a very interesting story as an entrepreneur. He has started numerous companies, been involved in numerous projects and even developed a social network for dogs back in 2007. The man is a mogul, but how did he put his app together as a non-programmer? This is the essence of what we’ll be getting into today.

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Key Points From This Episode:

  • Find out the topics that Matt’s business have focused on. [0:06:21.0]
  • Matt shares the beginning stages of his WordPress plugin, Earnist. [0:08:00.0]
  • Hear Matt explain what Earnist is, how it works and how you get it. [0:14:00.0]
  • The lessons Matt learned from working with a partner for the first time. [0:19:45.0]
  • Managing partnership blowouts throughout Matt’s career. [0:26:18.0]
  • Discover the secrets to becoming a good copywriter. [0:30:48.0]
  • Re-editing blogposts and what it takes to be a good editor. [0:38:50.0]
  • Paying attention to good blogs, vlogs and posts. [0:42:28.0]

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Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers

 Facebook shares fell around 5% on Friday following the news that the company would retool its News Feed to boost social interactions over stories from publishers. Mark Zuckerberg announced the news on Thursday evening in a post on his own Facebook page to expected investor skittishness. “I want to be clear: by making these changes, I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some… Read More

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