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So You Wanna Be A YouTube Star?

If you aren’t watching sXephil on YouTube yet, you should be. His main site is PhillyD.tv. The guy does a daily show that is one of the best I’ve seen. No, not as good as ZEFrank (who is?), but he’s close which is a pretty big compliment in my book.

The other day Phil talked about the things you need to know if you are trying to make videos for YouTube. Watch his video first, then my video response below.

YouTube link: How to be a YouTube Star?.

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Do You Qualify For A Free Press Pass To The Affiliate Summit? You Just Might, Apply Today.

I’m the “blogging captain” at the Affiliate Summit media room this summer in Miami. It’s going to be a great event, with ZEfrank keynoting. You do not want to miss this show.

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Not coming? What? How about coming as a member of the press? But, you’re asking yourself… Do I qualify as press? Can I get a press pass? Not sure?

All good questions that needed to be answered. So I asked Shawn Collins and here’s what he said.

Who’s qualified to get a press pass for the Affiliate Summit? Should I apply if I’m a blogger?

Shawn Collins: We don’t have any hard and fast rules – the application process is open to anybody. We are especially interested in bloggers who concentrate on affiliate marketing and post a couple or three times a week (or more).

What exactly do I get when I get a press pass?

Shawn Collins: The press pass entitles you to a full conference pass to Affiliate Summit, which includes access to all sessions, breakfast and lunch on July 9-10, and access to the blogger’s room, where there will be Internet hook-ups, workspace, coffee and water.

What is required of me if I get a press pass?

Shawn Collins: Just cover the conference – write about the sessions, network, vibe, rumors, etc. Note that if you just make a single post of a couple lines, you’re not likely to receive a press pass next time around.

So there you have it. Bloggers are invited to request press passes. What are you waiting for? Apply today.

Online Success Lessons From ZEfrank

ZE’s gone, but not forgotten. Well at least “The Show” is over, and yeah, ZE’s still around in spirit, that’s apparant by reading one of his post “the show” interviews over at Slate.com.

070322_brow_zefrank.jpgThis piece is for anyone who wishes to learn how to be a successful online, in any capacity. Why? Because if you read it, you’ll learn just how accidental this type of stuff can be at first.

Ze Frank tasted Internet stardom early. In 2001, he made a party invitation of funny dance moves for a few friends. The invite went viral, and he had the experience of refreshing his e-mail to find 60 to 70 new messages from around the world. He was a network star, and the attention was addictive. The dance thing, however, was a fluke. The real challenge would be to create that kind of attention purposefully, from scratch. He quit his job and built up his personal Web site. He had a few successes, but nothing on the level of The Show.

This breaks the perception that a lot of people seem to have that ZE’s early dance skit was what propelled him into the world spotlight, it’s not. The “Show” is what did that. In other words, he didn’t stop when his first “hit” was scored, he kept pushing.

The Point?

The point is. You have to keep trying. You have to keep pushing. You have to believe in your ideas and keep working hard and doing what you love.

ONLY then will you have a chance at the success/happiness/money/love/whatever you desire.

At the very least, if you do all that, you’re doing what your passionate about, so even if you don’t become rich and famous, you’ve won already.

One More Point?

ZE didn’t get where he is today because he was trying to get rich. Think about that.

ZEfrank’s Last ‘The Show’ Today

I gotta tell you, I’m a bit weepy after watching his last show today. Why? Well, I’m a sucker for sappy music and slow-motion montages, plus, you know, ZE is THAT good. It sucks this run is over.

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You can watch ZE’s first show one year ago here. My only solace is that I can be sure of meeting ZE in person and seeing him speak at the Affiliate Summit this summer in Miami. Bring it ZE, I know you will.

Thanks for the content and follow through, you have no idea how much what you have done has inspired me, on multiple levels.

Oh yeah, Happy St. Patrick’s day to everyone.

The Wassup! Project, Share Your Wassup!

Happy Friday! The Wassup Project goes live, and the Big Brown Box goes live this weekend, stay tuned.

You know you want to participate. Answers to your questions below.

Question: How does this make money?
Answer: It doesn’t, it’s just for fun.

Question: What’s with you lately Jim, you’re even further off the deep end than usual?
Answer: I’m living my dream, where I sit around and do stupid stuff all day.

Question: Wassup?
Answer: Please go upload your Wassup!

Want To Monetize Your Blog? Start Thinking About “Fun”

Recently I launched a little thing called Kukral’s Top Bananas. Anyone can buy the top banana spot for $10.00, and upload a graphic and get a link.

I can hear you now saying, “Jim, are you nuts? What is this top banana stuff?”. Look, it’s all about having some fun and testing new ideas and finding new and creative ways to monetize blogs and get publicity and all that cool stuff.

But mostly, it’s just about having some fun. If it was about money, I’d charge way more than $10 measly bucks to become the Kukral top banana of the moment.

Our first top banana is listed below, or can be seen here. Thanks for participating.

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Do you concentrate on “fun”? Have a look at ZEfrank’s home page. See all the fun? He built his brand on it, in fact, his very first step to stardom was a fun little thing that showed him dancing like a moron.

People love fun. That’s one of the primary reasons people come to the Internet.

When was the last time you thought about doing something fun? Maybe it’s time?

Have you experimented with fun? Go ahead, share some examples of what you might have done here in the comments. I’d love to hear about it.