Become a Twitter Rockstar

This is one of those amazing times where I set out to do something and rather than over-complicate it as I like to do so often, I applied the K.I.S.S. principal, Keep It Simple Stupid, and was able to get it done in about a week. “What's the project?” you ask, it's an eBook called “Become a Twitter Rockstar.”

I've been using Twitter for a while now and I've gone through my fair share of Twitter apps. Twirl and TweetDeck being my two favorites, but TweetDeck takes the cake for usability and features.

A few weeks back while messing around with TweetDeck, I realized that there's a way to build yourself a nice little business using the combination of Twitter, TweetDeck and a Blog. Total out of pocket costs are about $20 to start up and a few bucks a month for hosting your website, but other than that, there's nothing more to spend. I messed around with my idea for a few days until I was satisfied that the process would work. And work it did.

I was thinking that I was going to write this eBook and then sell it for ten bucks a pop and earn a little beer money. But, after I wrote it, I realized that it was less than 10 pages and I would hate to get in to a spot where I either had to justify it's value, or worse, deal with giving people refunds. Neither of those sounded like fun. So instead, I'm giving it away. If you want a copy of my eBook, it's all yours. Use the form in the sidebar (or at the bottom of this post) of my site (sorry RSS readers, you gotta visit the site for this one) to sign up for my newsletter. When you confirm your email address, the eBook will be sent to you via email automatically.

Check it out and then come back and leave me a comment telling me what you thought of the eBook.

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  1. 1115media on October 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    You mention Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. I'd also through in Gimp, which is a free opensource equivalent to those. You save some money that way. There's also, where you can set the search in an RSS feed to your reader or email. Other than that, you got some great ideas in the ebook.

  2. John Hawkins on October 5, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Gimp is a genius suggestion, thank you. I'll update the book with that suggestion.

  3. joe on April 9, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I usually go to bit torrent and get a hacked version of Photoshop they are easily available. Though I would run anything you get through several different virus scanners, as they are known to be loaded with trojans occasionally. It's safe from my experience, you just want to be safe.

  4. mass mailer on April 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I just about hopped on the iPhone bandwagon. But the love/hate thing already has it goin on between my blackberry and me.

  5. bulk email sender on April 9, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Though I would run anything you get through several different virus scanners,

  6. 3D camera on April 9, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    head first, my friend John has an excellent free starters guide on how to use Twitter called “How to be a Twitter Rockstar“. Sign-up for his newsletter and it is yours free