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Success Going Solo (Kevin Donlin)

  • Episode #120

Enamored with Thomas Edison from an early age, Kevin Donlin dreamed his future would center around working solo and for himself. For Kevin, this is the definition of making it — and he’s doing just that, as a copywriter and marketing advisor.

Welcome to Making It! This weekly show explores the lives and stories of entrepreneurs as they share their unique perspectives on their success and the path to making it. 

Kevin Donlin is the founder of Client Cloning Systems and has helped nearly 1,300 entrepreneurs and business owners land their ideal clients.

“I think the dumb simple secret of my success is I’ve just never quit.”

Kevin Donlin

Kevin Donlin has been involved in marketing since 1994, when he sold one of the first ebooks online, payable by check and you had to mail it to a post office box. That was e-commerce in the beginning! From 1995 to 1998, he was Webmaster for, where he worked with the pioneers of online marketing.

Since 1998, he’s been a copywriter and marketing advisor for clients in North America, delivering sales gains of more than $1 million on multiple occasions with direct mail and online marketing. He’s been interviewed by ABC-TV, Fox News, NBC News, CBS Radio in Los Angeles and New York, The Wall Street JournalNew York TimesFortune magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, and too many others to list here.

He’s the author or co-author of five books on marketing, and he’s always up for sharing some of his latest tips and tactics to grow your business.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Kevin’s website:

Co-producers: Danny Bermant and Geoff Govertsen
Supervising Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music credits:
Track Title: The Sunniest Kids
Artist Name: Rhythm Scott
Writer Name: Scott Roush

Track Title: Love and Circumstance
Artist Name: Shimmer
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton

Track Title: Ever After
Artist Name: Markus Huber
Writer Name: Markus Huber

Track Title: Hoping
Artist Name: Markus Huber
Writer Name: Markus Huber

Special effects credits:
24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.

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Making It

If you’re an online entrepreneur, Making It was made for you. In each episode, real-world entrepreneurs tell their stories in their own words. They define what “making it” means in the busy space of online business. And they reveal what they’ve learned in their journey toward making it… lessons you can use in your own business.