Zero Authority: For beginning bloggers and entrepreneurs
About This Show
Everyone has a show about internet millionaires, but who has a show for you? The Zero Authority Podcast is the place to start for beginning bloggers and non-technical entrepreneurs who don’t know where to start. Dave Noonan and Steve Churchill are 40-something family guys, novice bloggers themselves who walk you through the basics of your website and how to create content to reach your audience, grow your e-mail list, and eventually make money from your website, describing what has worked – and not worked – for them. This is not a podcast for people looking to get rich quick based on advice from a guru. Dave and Steve give real-world advice to real people. Simple but edgy, Zero Authority is the show for the rest of us who haven’t figured it all out yet.
Most Recent Episode
18: 14 Writing Hacks Plus Round 2 of Clickhole or UpWorthy
7 days ago
Dave and Steve pimp 14 writing hacks to get blog content flowing but not before Steve recommends the Timer Extension for Google Chrome and he and Dave play Round 2 of “Clickhole or UpWorthy?”
Zero Authority Toolbox: Timer Chrome Extension
In keeping with today’s main topic Steve recommends an absurdly simple Google Chrome extension called Timer to keep you on task.
ClickHole or UpWorthy? Round 2
Steve tosses out 6 headlines to Dave to ask him to identify which ones belong to happy, clappy, clickbaity UpWorthy or parody site Clickhole.
14 Writing Hacks to Boost Productivity
Steve lists 14 best practices for boosting writing productivity. Nothing earth-shattering, but exrtremely effective when you have the discipline to follow through. Read these tips from Steve below!
I write best at 5am, much better than at 10pm. I find I’m more creative and the caffeine is really lighting me up. Since I’ve got young kids, it also gives me an end time. This is key because it aligns me with Parkinson’s Law which holds that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” I have, at most, a 2-hour window to get sh*t done.
And get sh*t done I do.
Make yourself a clean workspace. Keep the bills and unopened mail out of sight. If your desk is messy, try the dining room table, or anywhere that’s uncluttered.
If you’re up at 5, who’s calling you anyways?
If you can swing it, noise canceling headphones are the bomb! Wifey got me the Bose QC-25 for my 40th last year. I love ’em even though they’re a bit pricy. Use what you’ve got though….foam earplugs if necessary. I’ll pipe in some Classical Piano Solo channel on Pandora at a barely audible volume.
Put Your Browser on a Diet
I close all browser windows but one to allow for fact-checking. I’ll keep two open if I’m using Pandora.
Get on the Clock
I use Chrome Extension