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Keynote by Sean Jackson: “Are you ready to turn Pro?”

Let's face it, anyone can create a blog and throw something on it. But being successful online, and making a real living doing it, requires a lot more than just adding a plugin to WordPress or picking a snazzy theme.

On January 26, Sean Jackson - founding partner of Copyblogger Media - will delve into the traits, techniques and tactics that serious professionals use to reap real tangible rewards from their online efforts using WordPress.

If you are serious about generating results and want to learn the best ways to go Pro, then you will not want to miss our January 26th meeting.


1:00pm - Arrive early for snacks and beverages and world-class networking.

2:15pm - Announcements.

2:30-3:45pm - Presentation

Door Prize: One License of Premise by Copyblogger Media.

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  • Tony C.

    Sean captured our imagination, inspired us to greatness, and showed us how to overcome the many obstacles to being "Pro". Bravo!

    January 28, 2013

  • Zig B.

    I've heard Sean Jackson speak before and he didn't disappoint. While most of his content was high level due to not enough time to delve deeper, it was still inspirational and gave me some ideas to utilize. Thanks to Tony Cecala for inviting him and making it happen!

    January 28, 2013

  • Mike

    Really a great meetup. A great motivational speaker!

    January 27, 2013

  • Peter W.

    Sean Jackson is an excellent speaker with lots of great points on expanding the blog. I have a short list of things to do to turn pro on my blog.

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sean was good. Information was an overview at most, but he had a few tidbits that were worth the trip. :)

    January 27, 2013

  • Aida R.

    Awesome info, Sean Jackson is a great speaker and had valuable tips and great stories for inspiration ! : )

    1 · January 27, 2013

  • Tz

    Even for a novice like me.... Sean Jackson was a jewel of a resource! Loved the goals, the talking points... and of course Tony and Felecia - you were very gracious. Until next time...

    January 27, 2013

  • Cam S.

    I've seen Sean Jackson speak several times and every time I'm glad I did. Always helpful information presented in a humorous way that's easy to understand.

    January 27, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    Fantastic, Energizing, Entertaining!

    January 27, 2013

  • Tom (TR) R.

    Great advice for would be bloggers and Internet marketers.

    January 26, 2013

  • Steven H.

    Thank you Tony Cecala for inviting Sean Jackson of Copyblogger Media. Sean gave us a very practical and realistic presentation that kept focus on the topic of going pro as a blogger. Sean acknowledged my struggles, shined light on a solution all while keeping an honest and realistic perspective on the work this type of commitment demands. This was an excellent presentation by a knowlegable, intelligent, and convincing presenter.

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • Natasha

    Really a fantastic presentation! I feel very energized....

    January 26, 2013

  • Ron G.

    Professional and entertaining presentation.

    January 26, 2013

  • Keila

    Wonderful time, so glad I went!

    January 26, 2013

  • Tony C.

    We're gonna have a great time. New members, we start with a casual networking lunch at 1pm. Everyone, if you know you can't make it, please change your RSVP so the Wait List can be cleared. Thanks!

    1 · January 25, 2013

    • Ken S.

      I've had something come up and sill be unable to attend. Please give my spot to the next person on the waiting list.

      January 26, 2013

  • Mitch

    Hi, Tony.
    Where can I purchase a 2013 Season Pass?
    I've got a PayPal account burning a hole in my pocket.

    January 18, 2013

  • Mike

    Is there any way that you could give receipts for these meetings? For many of us, this would be deductible if we had proof we paid.

    January 9, 2013

    • John P.

      Nice one Tony! If memberships are available in 2013, I'd rather get one receipt... less for me to lose ;)

      January 9, 2013

    • Tony C.

      Yes. The Season Pass is available and they are being purchased successfully at­

      January 20, 2013

  • Cameron G.

    For anyone who cancels, I'll be more than happy to take your seat. :)

    January 20, 2013

    • Carrie D.

      Just had to cancel. Hope you make it. :)

      January 20, 2013

  • Ken F.

    Plan to be there on the 26th and expect it to be great. Tony, I will be joining for 2013!

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Penny S.

    Can someone tell me a ballpark going rate for web design services?
    Am also looking for someone to hold my hand while I move my site from .com to .org

    January 5, 2013

    • Ruth

      We usually charge by the hour. This usually works well for the client.

      January 9, 2013

    • Mike

      Charging by the hour, with an agreed upon maximum, serves the contractor and client well. However, the amount that will be billed clearly depends on the scope of the work being done.

      January 9, 2013

  • Kay

    Sean always does a great presentation.

    January 4, 2013

  • WHIT

    Best host for WP?

    December 26, 2012

    • Tony C.

      What's the best car to drive? It depends on your needs. Simple hosting may be just right for the occasional blogger. Entrepreneurs with more needs will want a robust WordPress-specific hosting plan. Check out Gary Leland's video of our hosting-focused meetup for some answers:­

      December 26, 2012

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