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 — so you never even have to think about getting a regular job again.
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 in the impact they have on both their customers and on the lives of the owners.
The surprising number of million-dollar, single-person businesses 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 achive remarkable profits and a fulfilling life without huge overhead or meddling investors.
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 optimize your processes to enhance your lifestyle, aim to grow incrementally each year, or shoot for the moon. That’s what freedom truly mean 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 what direction you choose.
This has been the primary theme of Unemployable since this site’s beginning back in 2015. The advice we share is based on the three profitable 7-figure startups I co-founded between 2007 and 2009.
Those were exactly the kind of no-employee businesses that I thought were ideal at the time. I ended up with a 65 employee business with 8 figures in annual revenue afterwards because everything was intentionally structured to grow bigger if we wanted.
That’s the direction we went — and I absolutely loved the journey as CEO. But for me, it’s time to get back to small.
I’d love for you to join us so we can help you make the most of your own journey. To 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 newest podcast episodes, fully optimized transcripts for the previous 125 episodes, 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 personal growth newsletter Further, and Unemployable, a resource that provides smart strategies for freelancers and entrepreneurs.
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 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.
The multi-product company made possible by Copyblogger never took venture capital and made it to eight figures in annual revenue and high profit margins 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 heads as CEO. In June of 2018, Clark engineered the sale of the company’s StudioPress division to WP Engine.
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
- Killing Marketing by Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi
- The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
- Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith
- Content Inc. by Joe Pulizzi
- Meatball Sundae by Seth Godin
- Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pulizzi
- The Lean Entrepreneur by Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits
- 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
- Career Renegade by Jonathan Fields
- The Referral Engine by John Jantsch
- Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt
- Repped: 30 Days To a Better Online Reputation by Andy Beal
You can get in touch with Brian here.