Chris Pirillo

By Deane Barker on May 27, 2003

Chris Pirillo is the uber-geek on TechTV’s “Call for Help.” He also runs Lockergnome, which is a general geek portal. One part of this is Gnometomes.com, where Chris sells little ebooks about various subjects for between $5 and $9. He has hundreds of them out there, from “The Do’s and Don’ts of Offering Food to the Media” to “How to Get Booked on Radio Talk Shows, Give a Great Interview and Get Invited Back.”

Good for him. He’s found a revenue model selling what appears to be good, solid content. I may even buy a few, even though I’m awfully jealous.

Something else he’s done is Chris Pirillo’s Brain Trust which is an email list for “Internet Entrepreneurs.” Just a mailing list, you say? Oh no, dear friend, this one costs $97 a month to join. While you may be shocked, I’m convinced that the abundance of free forums and such on the Web has contributed to the general crappiness of content. I would hope that people paying $97 a month for something would put some effort into it. The downside, of course, is that you may get 100 guys sitting around waiting for “the smart people” to show up…

And then there’s RentMyChest.com. Maybe we should ask Chris where he got that idea. He’s a marketing genius.

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Comments

  1. You gotta wonder how he found this so fast. I know it hasn’t been crawled yet. My guess is that he had some clickthroughs to his site and he’s in the practice of checking his HTTP Referer logs daily.

  2. Chris Pirillo has inspired me – “Rent an Englishman”

    It’d work like this – an audio file (.wav, mpeg, qt, .aif) would be created of a greeting/message recorded by a real Englishman.

    The file could then be attached to emails, websites, whatever and serve as a dynamic, exotic “calling card.”

    For example –

    http://www.gr8twhite.com would welcome visitors with a hearty

    “Good day! Welcome…to Great White dot COM!” in an ENGLISH ACCENT!!

    I think it would be a fine step forward for anyone who’s desiring to elevate their “brand” (personal or professional).

    The problem is… WHERE THE HECK DO YOU FIND A DECENT ENGLISH ACCENT??

    I know of a guy who could fake a NEW ZEALAND accent, but who would want THAT?!

    Well…maybe a novelty store – I can hear a New Zealand voice saying, “Hey! Ever fancy a whoopie cushion?” but that’s about it.

    Hmmm.

  3. Chris Pirillo has inspired me – “Rent an Englishman”

    It’d work like this – an audio file (.wav, mpeg, qt, .aif) would be created of a greeting/message recorded by a real Englishman.

    The file could then be attached to emails, websites, whatever and serve as a dynamic, exotic “calling card.”

    For example –

    http://www.gr8twhite.com would welcome visitors with a hearty

    “Good day! Welcome…to Great White dot COM!” in an ENGLISH ACCENT!!

    I think it would be a fine step forward for anyone who’s desiring to elevate their “brand” (personal or professional).

    The problem is… WHERE THE HECK DO YOU FIND A DECENT ENGLISH ACCENT??

    I know of a guy who could fake a NEW ZEALAND accent, but who would want THAT?!

    Well…maybe a novelty store – I can hear a New Zealand voice saying, “Hey! Ever fancy a whoopie cushion?” but that’s about it.

    Hmmm.

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