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So, what exactly do you do, anyhow?

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We had a brief guest-post-ular discussion about this a week or so ago when I used Chris Garrett’s ‘What are you a natural at?” as a guest post.

Add to that, this comment from Drew McLellan and it struck me that there are a fair number of people that I feel like I know fairly well – yet I really don’t know deep down what they do.

In the case of those of you who read Business is Personal, that’s certainly true unless you’ve linked back to the blog so I could follow the trail to your site and read about you.

So here’s the deal.

Add a post on your blog that tells your visitors what you do and link back to this page. Or add a post that refers to an already existing page on your site and link back here in that post. Or post a comment here that links to your “So what do you do?” page.

Not only will I learn more about what you do, which might make it easier for me (and anyone else who reads BIP) to send you some business – but I’ll make an example out of the best responses I get to the question “So, what exactly do you do, anyhow?”.

I’ll find a nice way to reward the best responses: the ones that do a really great job of answering the question.

If you’re looking for an example, here’s my “So, what exactly do you do?” page.

Do I think it’s perfect? Nope. Like anything else, it’s a work in progress that I tinker with regularly.

PS: Yeah, I just invented the word ‘guest-post-ular’:)

4 replies on “So, what exactly do you do, anyhow?”

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[…] them, and neutralize the ones we miss as soon as possible. UPDATE: 6/1/09  Link to BIP article “So, what exactly do you do, anyhow?”. I lead business operations for startups and consult on many issues surounding day-to-day […]

Apollo, thanks for the update to your “What do I do?” post. Its nicely done, though for me that “human capital” verbage just doesnt work for me. Keep an eye out here for a winner.

Hi Mark,

It has been a while since I have last visited. I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your blog in The 109 Day Link Building Explosion on Day 97. I have been providing short reviews for several months now. Day 97 will post in an hour or so from now!


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