Hey there, and welcome!
I'm Brian Clark, founder of Unemployable … if you want to read my fancy third-person bio, it's down below.
But first, let's chat about how Unemployable can help you.
What we do here is a weekly podcast and email newsletter that brings you the advice and resources you need to succeed. And that means you'll never even have to think about getting a regular job again (which makes you “unemployable”.
Join the “7-Figure Small” movement
We'd like to help you join the growing number of tiny businesses that are creating an out-sized impact. Not just in revenue (which can be a lot), but also in the value they bring to their customers and to the lives of the owners.
The surprising number of million-dollar businesses without employees or investors continues to grow every year thanks to advances in digital technology and changes in the workforce. There's never been a better time to be a company of one (or a very small team) that wants to build a sanely ambitious business.
These solo or very small businesses use the internet, smart software, and a network of vendors, freelancers, and consultants to do big things without hiring employees. That's how you can achieve remarkable profits and a fulfilling life without huge overhead or meddling investors.
It's all about the freedom
Here's the thing … it's not really about the money. It's about the freedom to do exactly what you want with your business.
You can choose to enhance your lifestyle, grow steadily each year, or shoot for the moon. That's what freedom truly means when it comes to your own business.
It's up to you, and that's what matters. And there are very specific ways to structure and operate your business to make sure you always have that freedom, no matter which direction you choose.
This has been the primary theme of Unemployable since the beginning. The advice we share is based on the three profitable 7-figure startups I co-founded between 2007 and 2009.
That's exactly the kind of no-employee, no-investor business that I think is ideal. And yet, I ended up with a profitable 65-employee business that made a million dollars a month, because the way we structured and operated the business allowed that growth to happen.
Join us and get started crafting your perfect business
That's the direction we went at the time, and I absolutely loved the journey as CEO. But for me, it’s time to get back to small after our popular hosting and software brands were acquired.
From what we hear from the Unemployable audience, 7-Figure Small is exactly where they want to be as well. It's a fantastic life.
I'd love for you to join us so we can help you make the most of your own journey. To help you design a business that gives you whatever form of freedom you choose.
The best way to get the most out of Unemployable is with our weekly email newsletter. You'll get the latest podcast episodes, fully optimized transcripts from every past episode, original articles, and the best stuff from around the web that will help you build your version of the perfect business.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll join us.
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About Brian Clark
Brian Clark is a writer, traveler, and serial entrepreneur. He's the founder of the pioneering content marketing website Copyblogger, the Gen X personal growth newsletter Further, and of course, Unemployable.
Brian has started 10 businesses in the last 20 years, either solo or as a co-founder. The first one failed, but every company since has yielded higher revenue, profits, and happiness.
Clark began publishing online in 1998, and by 1999 he had his first entrepreneurial success thanks to an understanding of the emerging commercial internet. He went on to launch two additional successful businesses using purely online marketing and digital infrastructure, attaining even greater success.
In January of 2006, Brian started a one-man website called Copyblogger, which quickly evolved into an influential digital trade magazine for what became the content marketing industry. Both the Guardian and Advertising Age have recognized Copyblogger as one of the most powerful and influential blogs in the world, and Venture Beat called it the “bible of content marketing.”
The multi-product company made possible by Copyblogger never took venture capital and made it to a highly profitable eight figures in annual revenue without advertising. It's been the dedicated service to the Copyblogger audience that has been the catalyst for the multimillion dollar tools, training, and service company he headed up as CEO.
In June of 2018, Clark engineered the sale of the company's StudioPress division to WP Engine. In May of 2019, Nimble Worldwide acquired the Rainmaker Platform, Premise, and Scribe SaaS products along with Copyblogger's service division.
This success, plus Brian's early adoption of online content to fuel startup companies in the late 1990s, makes him a recognized pioneer of the now $44 billion content marketing industry. You can read more about his history and business philosophy at Forbes.
Brian has been featured in some great business books:
- Linchpin by Seth Godin
- Free Agent Nation by Daniel Pink
- Company of One by Paul Jarvis
- The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
- The Lean Entrepreneur by Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits
- Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith
- Content Inc. by Joe Pulizzi
- Meatball Sundae by Seth Godin
- Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pulizzi
- Killing Marketing by Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi
- Hack the Entrepreneur by Jon Nastor
- Brainfluence by Roger Dooley
- The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott
- The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg
- Problogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett
- e-Riches 2.0 by Scott Fox
- Gravitational Marketing by Jimmy Vee and Travis Miller
- Repped: 30 Days To a Better Online Reputation by Andy Beal
- Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields
- The Referral Engine by John Jantsch
- Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt
You can get in touch with Brian here.