Wow, I was mentioned in a USA Today article about Richard Rosenblatt, the owner of Demand Media which owns eHow and Demand Studios among other online sites.
About a week or so ago I was interviewed by Jeff Graham of USA Today. I didn’t get too excited because I’ve been interviewed before by other reporters and my “clip” was not included in the article. Thinking this was another piece for the floor of the editing room, I dutifully completed the interview thinking only time will tell if it’s included in the piece.
Well, this time I was given a mention in the piece. They used my name, one quote and my eHow earnings. It’s quite obvious from the article in USA Today that I’m not the focus of the piece, but the honorable mention is flattering. By reading the article many Demand Studio and eHow writers can glean valuable information on the company’s current and future direction.
Corporate America vs. Online Writing
In all of my years in corporate America I’ve never been interviewed by the media. I’ve rubbed elbows with some rather impressive folks in my business career, but never have my contributions to the well being of my clients been deemed worthy of media attention.
The irony is that at this point in my life, I’m currently bringing in a fraction of what I earned in corporate America, but I couldn’t be happier. To top it off, I believe I can not only match but surpass several times over the salary I earned at my peek in corporate America.
Knowledge is Power
The title of USA Today’s article is “Knowledge is the Power Behind Popular eHow Website” Well, I second that title. Knowledge is power. Anyone with a little knowledge about SEO, internet marketing and the sticktoitiveness to make things happen has the power to dictate their financial future. I may not be a Richard Rosenblatt, but in my corner of the world, I’m a happy camper.