Once in a while, we actually make new products for the Unconventional Guides shop. Earlier this year we debuted the following great resources: The Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing (in cooperation with Amber Adrian) Designed to Sell (in cooperation with Jen & Omar) Get Rich Slowly (in cooperation with J.D. Roth) After another six nine…Read More
This is an excerpt from Designed to Sell: The Unconventional Guide to Creative Freedom. Wendy Downs is the owner and designer of Moop, a Pittsburg bag company. She sat down with Jen Adrion and Omar Noory to talk about migrating from sculpture to photography to designing, sewing, and selling American made bags—and what it means…Read More
People often think ‘Oh, I really want to go to some far-flung destination like Thailand or Mauritius and write about it,’ but if you’re a beginning writer you need to start with what you know.Read More
For a long time I’ve been troubled by the fact that there are many, many amazing people who are part of this community in addition to doing other awesome things—yet we don't do a good job of telling their stories. Just as we're actually making Unconventional Guides now instead of just saying that we should, I'm finally working on addressing this problem.Read More
Pop the champagne and brew the espresso... it's finally here!
six months nearly a year's worth of work, we're now ready to unveil Get Rich Slowly: the 52-week, action-packed course.
Ten years ago J.D. had more than $35,000 in debt and was living paycheck-to-paycheck. Now he has no debt and more than a million dollars in the bank. The change didn't happen by magic. He didn't learn how to turn straw into gold, and the process of changing his life didn't happen right away.Read More
Pop the champagne and brew the espresso… it’s finally here! After six months of work, we’re now ready to unveil Designed to Sell. –>Check it out over here *A complete toolkit for creative freedom *Hundreds of pages and dozens of interviews *Follow-up support to ensure you succeed *Featuring a $5,000 earning guarantee (it will help…Read More
In the past three posts, I’ve alluded to something big that’s coming soon. It’s now almost ready! After six months of work from Jen & Omar—and a lot of effort from our side of things too—we’ll be debuting their masterpiece starting next Tuesday. In this post: what it’s all about, why you should care (or…Read More
In The $100 Startup I wrote about two young art school graduates from Columbus, Ohio who had built a successful design business. Their business initially began by chance, when a map they’d made for themselves turned into a hugely popular online product, with orders coming in from all over the world. Very quickly, Jen Adrion…Read More
Today is the launch of the Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing! Fresh off the launch of last month’s Law & Order guide, I’m really excited to roll out another brand-new resource. In yesterday’s post (not sent by email), I encouraged readers to make 2014 a year of writing. I got a bit sidetracked from my…Read More
For the first time in nearly two years (!) we’re releasing a new Unconventional Guide. It comes out next week.Read More
For everyone in the U.S., I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday yesterday. For everyone elsewhere, I hope you enjoyed having the internet to yourself. Over at Unconventional Guides, we host a sale only once a year—and it's this weekend! This sale is different from all others. As alluded to a few times in recent months, we're making some big changes. Among other things, I'm going all-in with the new course we're building, Adventure Capital. We'll be launching in beta right after the holidays, and then more publicly about six weeks later.Read More
I woke up before 6am on Tuesday morning, eager for a big day. A product launch is always filled with lots of emotions, especially in the first few critical hours. What would happen? Dun dun dun ...
At 7:30 there was a knock on my door. It's Nicky Hajal! Our genius developer (AKA “kid wonder”) had arrived from New York the previous day. Nicky was in town along with Wes and Tera, our media team, for a tour of venues for this year's World Domination Summit ...Read More
Today is the launch of our long-awaited Unconventional Guide to Publishing, a comprehensive resource to help those who want to write, sell, and publish a book. Here's the link for those who are interested: --> Monster publishing guide—get it now, rah-rah, etc.Read More