My deep, dark secret (w/ some free training for you)
Ian Lurie Jun 14 2011
I have a secret to confess.
I actually run an agency. NO, WAIT. Don’t go away! This involves free, no-strings-attached learning stuff. And a cool web site! Bear with me.
I know you probably know I have a job. But whenever I meet folks at a conference, they seem to assume that money just sort of… manifests in my pockets. I gotta earn a living!
My company is Portent.
We just relaunched our web site.
It has some pretty neat new stuff on it. Most important for you all, we have 3 different email training series. They’re all free.
Spam-free, e-mail free, sales-free, cost-free. We won’t contact you, bug you or otherwise try to wrench a few shekels out of your fingers.
The series include:
There’s some other stuff I kinda like about the new site:
- All pages load in 4 seconds or less.
- It’s super-readable. I finally persuaded my creative team to use a font size larger than 9pt.
- It’s easy to tweak. We’re going to be constantly perfecting the new site. It’s our new favorite fun project.
- It actually has a store, where you can find all the non-services stuff we offer and/or sell.
It’s not 100% done—what is, really?—so if you see any problems, let me know.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More