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About Danny Iny

Danny Iny (@DannyIny) is the CEO and founder of Mirasee, host of the Business Reimagined podcast, and best-selling author of multiple books including Engagement from Scratch!, The Audience Revolution, and Teach and Grow Rich.

Building Engagement by Doing What Scares Me (Taking Business Risk)

The following post was an entry by one of our spectacular finalists in our Awesome Engagement Strategies Contest. Finalists showcased their ideas, and whoever got the most traction (i.e. comments and social shares) within five days of publication was crowned the winner. Check out this post for the complete list of Engagement Strategies Contest finalists! So, I’ve been making money online (here and there) for 5 years now – going on 6. I started as a freelance writer, decided I didn’t …

Pre-Holiday Burnout: When You *Should* Celebrate, but Just Don’t Feel Like It

It’s that time of year again. Everything is winding down for the holidays, and everyone is in a happy, cheerful mood. This is usually the time to take stock of all the successes that you’ve had, give thanks to those who helped you, and rejoice in your good fortune. And originally, that’s what this post was going to be – a big “thank you” run down of all the great things that have happened over …

Why We’re Moving 184 Videos over to LeadPlayer

When your blog is small, switching to a new video player is no big deal. You install the new plugin, change the embed codes in a few posts, deactivate the old plugin, and you’re done. When you’ve got 184 videos spread across 500+ posts and pages on half a dozen different WordPress installations, though, it’s a HUGE deal. You have to catalogue all the places where you’ve got videos running off of the old plugin. …

How to Completely Screw Up a Webinar and Still Make Thousands of Dollars (Fireside Chat with Danny Iny)

Welcome to the very first Fireside chat with Danny Iny! We’re excited to bring this new podcast to you in the hopes that you can benefit and learn from hearing a casual conversation with the Freddy Krueger of Blogging. Today we’re going to be talking about a webinar we ran a few weeks ago called Naked Marketing: Alignment, Attraction and Engagement – a webinar that didn’t go exactly as planned, but still ended up being …

Why the Deck is (Unfairly) Stacked Against You When You Are Starting a New Business

Warning: This post is long, and it may not be a fun post for you to read, but I think it’s an important message to share with you… When you are starting a new business, your head is full of dreams. Dreams about the life that you’ll create for yourself, the impact that you’ll make on the community that will assemble around you, and the difference that you’ll make in the world. You’re intimidated to …

The New Face (and Faces!) of Mirasee

The times, they are a-changing. Or so the song says… and it’s definitely true for us here at Mirasee. This blog is almost exactly two years old, and we’ve come a long way since those early days of me and Peter working together on a fun little side project. A lot of things have changed since then, and I’d like to share some of the highlights of the biggest things that have happened, and are …

Influence: What it Is and How to Get it! (Interview with @MarkWSchaefer)

Social influence marketing. It’s the hot current marketing trend in the world, as personified by a host of companies like Klout, PeerIndex, Kred, and others. But it’s such a new field, that hardly anyone really has a handle on it yet. Mark Schaefer is the exception. He gets it, because he spent the better part of a year researching it from the inside out, in writing his new book Return on Influence. I was a …

How to Make an Information Product (Interview with Fred Gleeck)

Everybody’s talking about info products. E-books. Audiobooks. Video courses. Podcasts. Training programs. And the accepted wisdom is that if you want to succeed online – to be really profitable – then you need to have one, too. Ideally, more than one – an entire funnel of them. But how do you do it? Is it just a matter of repackaging some blog posts and saving it as a PDF? Turning on a flip camera and …

The Secret to Viral Marketing: Make People Interesting (Interview with Mark Hughes)

Do you want to get people talking about your brand? Want word of mouth? Referrals? Viral marketing? Well, there’s a simple secret to making it happen, and it’s not what you think. It isn’t about being controversial or weird, and it isn’t about wacky videos. Those are just the symptoms. So what’s the cause? It’s making people interesting. If you give people a story that they can become interesting by telling, they’ll tell the story. This …

A Birthday Gift, and Two Horses’ Asses

It’s a special day, and this is going to be a special post. I’ll share a story with you, and I can pretty much guarantee that it’ll make you smile. Then I’ll let you in on *why* I’m telling you this story – because as much fun as it is, there’s an important insight that I want to share, and there’s a really good reason why I’m sharing it with you *today*. After that, I’ve …

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