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days to overnight

success by chris guillebeau

an unconventional journey to full-time writing
How I Became a Full-Time Writer in 279 Days
The Complete Revenue Estimate for my Personal Site in 2009
The World Domination Strategy for Establishing Your Brand
Avoiding the Vampires Who Want You to Fail
Why Adsense (and most other Web Advertising) Sucks
How to Stay Off the Digg Home Page and Still Get All the Traffic You Need

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© 2009 Chris Guillebeau
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Table of Contents
PART I: How to Become a
ProBlogger in 10 Months

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From 2002-2006 I worked as a full-time volunteer for a medical charity in West Africa, and I’m now on a journey to visit every country in the world before my 35th birthday in 2012. When I’m not taking off to places like Mongolia and Pakistan, I live in Portland, Oregon.
To kick off the formal launch of my site in the summer of 2008, I released a free, noncommercial manifesto (like this one) called A Brief Guide to
World Domination. I’ll tell you more about the marketing of the manifesto in this report, but if you haven’t read it, you can get your own copy here.
The most important advice in the World Domination manifesto is, “You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.” As I said back then, you can close the report, begin taking that mantra to heart, and your life will never be the same. (If not, you get your $0 back within
90 days.)
My goal now is to help people live life on their own terms while changing the world for others. If we haven’t connected before, I’d love for you to join me in this crusade.

279 Days to Overnight Success

What Kind of Success?
Whenever anyone talks about creating success for themselves or someone else, the first question you should ask is, “What does success look like?” In other words, how is it measured?”
I am not in the business of telling people what to do. You define your own success, OK? But here’s my definition: