Four Things You Need to Know About

Every so often, so many cool things are happening with my friends that I feel compelled to share with you.

Today is one of those days.

Here’s four projects that are worth your attention:

Fizzle – Honest Video Training for Online Business Builders


If you haven’t checked out Fizzle, you’re missing out. It’s like leveling up your business by going to a party. Who said business training had to be boring anyway?

Corbett, Chase and Caleb (they call themselves the “Three C’s”) drop the knowledge you need to move your dreams forward and have fun while doing it.

Unpop – Build Your Email List Without Being Evil


If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to annoy your visitors with ugly popups asking them to subscribe when they’ve barely spent five seconds on your website.

But you also want to make sure they know about whatever’s important and relevant to you.

Thankfully my buddy Jon Morrow is creating a solution that gets you more subscribers and makes your visitors happy too. Win/win is always a good thing, right?

How to Find and Do Work You Love


I’ve been following the work of my friend Scott Dinsmore for a few years now, and it’s been inspiring to watch him grow to the level he’s at today.

This TEDx talk was Scott’s “breakout moment” last year and it’s clear why. Check out the talk and get inspired.

Brew Pony – Amazing Coffee Delivered to Your Doorstep


Have you ever wished the mailman would bring you something other than junk?

How about amazing, artisan coffee from Portland, Oregon? Granted, it won’t be delivered in the same style as actually living in Portland (they tend to do it by bike, in typical PDX fashion), but it will be just as delicious.

My friend Tyler just launched this venture and is opening up to a few more orders this April. Take a look.

Over to you: What project are you working on right now you’d like to share? Share a link in the comments below.

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Jared Fredrickson

Wow there are so many cool projects on here that people are working on. So glad to see people chase their dreams.

I want to provide people with a way to escape to the beach when the stree of life has you tuckered out. I am doing this by creating the worlds only packable swimsuits for guys and kids that tuck into a built-in waterproof pocket for dry travel.

We’re halfway through our kickstarter campaign with tons of support check it out

And remember to always live life tukered out!

Hi PTEs and Jonathan :) Here is another lifelong PTE member. Thanks for the opportunity to share our projects. My latest one is Soulness Magazine – for quality life. It is like wellness, but all about your soul. It is a monthly, 40 pages publication. The internet provides unlimited resources on how to become healthier, more beautiful, more productive, even more conscious about life and living. Yet the vast amount of information often makes it difficult to know where to start. Soulness provides information and practical guides on holistic healing, simplicity, yoga, ayurveda, health, ecological gardening, spirituality, vegan and… Read more »

Jonathan, I did not write the link properly and I can’t seem to edit my post. Could you change it to or let me know how I can?


The correct link is:
I can’t find a way how I can edit, could you help me? :)

Naturie Shea Butter Apotheca

Jonathan and the PTE Community:

Jonathan, what a gracious gesture to offer us a personal “breakout moment”…

committing ourselves to the healing beauty arts—
my contribution to the planet is to exemplify authentic beauty by?lovingly crafting beauty+wellness formulae ?that serve to enhance ?the well-being of our bodies, earth stewardship and the unified ECOLOGICAL spirit of Humanity.

Naturie Shea Butter Apotheca is a purveyor of healing beauty arts commodities that promote authentic beauty. Our soul intent is to champion life affirming self care as the essence to achieve vibrant well-being.

Check us out,

Shine On, Jonathan!

Hello Jonathan and Paid to Exist community! Thanks a lot Jonathan for the generous self-promotion opportunity! I am a self-development blogger, teacher and writer. In the past, I worked as a scientist and t-shirt designer. I am very interested in behavioral psychology, creativity and innovation. I have been passionately interested in self-development for over 2 decades now and only recently I decided to launch my work and share it with the world. I blog at: and I recently published a creativity call to action: I am very much enjoying checking out the amazing projects posted here and thanks… Read more »
Terez Williamson
First I want to thank Jonathan and the rest of the PTE crew for their generosity in allowing everyone to post their work – so many fascinating projects! I write a love and relationship blog called “Smartly Smitten.” My tagline is that love doesn’t have to be blind. I am a minimalist and believe living a more simple life has many benefits, including an enriched love life. I’ve written a book about this topic along with essays containing advice on how to build a stronger relationship. My book is entitled “Minimalism and Relationships: Consume Less, Love More” I wish… Read more »

Hey guys! Thank you for the opportunity, Jonathan!
I started interviewing women in interesting fields of online work here at
I you would like to be a part of it somehow, you will be very welcome.

Ashley Taylor

This is awesome – thanks for the opportunity for blatant self promotion. Working on my book + currently leading a pretty sweet membership site for entrepreneurs looking for connection, support, how to’s, deals and *real* answers –>


I just gave my graphic design business site a much needed facelift: Elastic Color (Design for Print & Web) and am about to launch a blog sit (it will be up and running soon) The Amateur Expert – tutorials for technology and art. lol – self promotion at it’s finest. Thanks Jonathan


Lifestyle Design with
An honest attempt to “Set goals, accomplish resolutions, lead a balanced life.”

Live how we want, where we want. Time to make the Life List a Reality.


I have just launched my latest project – UFOs4Charity. (UFO is quilter slang for UnFinished Object) I’m trying to inspire the quilting universe to finish its UFOs and donate the quilts to charity. I am leading by doing – working to finish up my own quilts from my sewing room clutter, and asking other quilters to join me. See

Jennifer Sights (@JenniferSights)
I have 2 projects right now. First, I’m a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, and we’re doing a makeover contest to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary! You can win a $5000 donation to the women’s or children’s charity of your choice, and a $5000 international vacation! If you’d like to enter, please contact me at I’m in St. Louis, but even if you’re not I can send you samples and we can do this via Skype. I’d love to help you help your favorite charity! I also published my first novel last week. It’s titled “Divided” and is available on… Read more »

Thanks for the invitation! Those are some cool projects your friends are working on. Fizzle looks amazing.

Okay, blatant self promotion time…

I finally started a blog. I write about linux stuff, personal development, jiu jitsu, and business strategy. My initial goal was just to get my resume out there. Through amateur fumblings, the blog has started to take on a life of its own. I’ve always done a lot of reading, research, and experimentation on my own. Now I’m finally sharing and trusting that I’m on the path to being Paid to Exist. :)

Joshua Lance

I’m an artist/esl teacher living in Taipei, Taiwan. I have lived in South Korea prior for a year and moved to Taiwan a few months ago. My main goal is to nurture and grow my art and blog here, collaborate on projects and help make people’s lives better with my art. I have done many changes with my website, I have a unique look and would appreciate feedback in helping me making it better. Thanks and hope to connect with some spirited individuals!

Michaela Cristallo

Thank you Jonathan for this great opportunity to share our projects! It’s exciting to see everyone here doing such amazing things!

I help people unleash their innate creativity so they can live every day with passion at For the Creators

Whether you’ve lost touch with your creativity, looking to discover it for the first time or simply want to increase it’s presence in your everyday life For the Creators will help you get there! If this sounds like you please stop by :)

Batya Yaniger
Wow! There are some amazing projects out there! Thanks for letting me share! I am preparing to give an internet course in how to find and respond to your inner voice of truth, based on Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy. What makes it especially exciting for me is the method. My passion is synthesizing, meaning that I love to facilitate a discussion where everyone comes to think of all the other people in the group as someone with something unique and special to contribute, that they are aching to learn from. Everyone isn’t just listening to the teacher, and they give to… Read more »
After years working high level jobs in arts & entertainment, in my early 40’s, I decided to step away from security and create a non-profit project in my Dad’s memory. SEYMOUR PROJECTS ( mission is to cultivate authentic creative self-expression by encouraging individuals to nurture their imagination and explore their subconscious mind. Finding the courage to follow my passion has been a wild & challenging ride…I have had to overcome many deep-seated emotional blocks, and build muscles in my guts and brain that were totally undeveloped. But the biggest thing I face every day is fear. Jonathan, your site… Read more »

Hey, nice projects! I’m currently working on my virtual record label at :)


I have a dream which I will use every last breath in my body to achieve – it’s to create a business enterprise hub where my sons Autistic mindset is shifted through inspirational collaboration where the ADHD & Dyslexic entrepreneurs who are young and mature get to celebrate the advantages of the way there beautiful minds are wired. 40% of the self made millionaires out there are dyslexic, Edison, was branded an unteachable child when he was 6, we wouldn’t have the light bulb without him. Without Branson we wouldn’t have Virgin and the David Tenant/Yusain Bolt advert lol..can… Read more »

Thanks Jonathan and PTE for this opportunity!

This is my project for multidimensional e-reading, where you can read about a topic from different angles (called views). It works really good with programming, and a change of programming language is only a click away.

And here is my fiction work – you can dive right in, or you can read from the beginning, using the table of contents.

Best regards from Ola in Sweden.


Thanks for this opportunity, there are some real nice initiatives here!
We are working on creating a community to help others create a life around their passion.

We believe you should be able to go out more, do what you love and be the awesome version of you. You know, Be Wicked!

Sophie Lizard

If anyone’s considering joining Fizzle, stop considering and just join – it’s a great place to learn.

I recently started up a blog at to show writers and bloggers how they can increase their income by blogging for hire. So if you’re interested in making money blogging, come on over and let me know how I can help with that!

Hi everybody, and a big thanks to Jonathan and his crew for giving all of us this amazing opportunity. It’s great to read about all these projects and the ambitions of all these people. Makes me realize once again that I’m not alone in trying to walk my own path :) Awesome! Since I love books and stories of all kind and always wrote some myself, I recently started a blog about creating unique and thrilling stories. While I might not be a published author (yet!) I certainly collected some useful methods for each step on the way to a… Read more »
Stacey - Midwife for Your Life

WOW, Jonathan! It’s so inspiring to see the many awesome accomplishments of so many of your readers! Thanks also for sharing some other resources you think are great. I’m especially excited Jon’s Unpop.

I created The FREE Flying Lessons Telesummit (featuring Pam Slim, Lissa Rankin and other amazing women) to help women find their purpose and SOAR! You can download all of the interviews here:

Bright blessings and massive success to everyone here!!

These are really good projects! I find it very interesting and motivating to see all these good ideas :-) I’m a designer from Germany, but now I live near Madrid, Spain. After doing my corporate job now for over ten years, during the last year, I thought about getting back to my design and art roots, and if it’s possible make a bit more out of it than just a hobby. I would really like to have some contact and exchange with people who try to do something similar, because I think it’s very important to exchange ideas and experience.… Read more »
Matt Sorenson
My vision for 2013 is to spearhead a loosely formed consortium of independent talent… fostering collaboration in such a manner that is decidedly not a traditional business. Take on big projects, bigger than any one person could handle alone, by forming alliances with people having complimentary skills! I call it One Small Team (website coming soon!)… I’m a web developer and systems person myself, so this currently has a bit of a technology twist/focus, but it could be any kind of work; sites, apps, art, yarn bombs, performances, startup weekends… whatever moves you to action. Thanks for the opportunity to… Read more »
Michelle Marcus

Still trying to spread the word about my site:

I’ve managed to help a lot of people land jobs but still have yet to find a way to monetize my site.


Thank you Jonathan and the PTE community. Very inspirational! At Melting Glacier Analytics, we break down emerging international disasters, and profile unique humanitarian endeavors.

We support media, NGO’s, analysts, and anyone interested. PTE and especially the JEK have been huge for us. Thank you!

Christopher Wells
Hi, everyone. I am a specialist in an emerging field, that of school technology policies. I am already a published author, but have decided that it’s time to really get serious about making a living on my own terms. I think I’m moving at a snail’s pace compared to many, but as a PhD student, planning to become an expat (moving to Valencia, Spain), looking for a new job opportunity to pay the bills in the meantime, I am very happy with what I have accomplished! I’m still in baby-step mode. I don’t have any products up yet, but you… Read more »
Matthew Bailey
Great idea to have people promote their stuff. Some cool projects going here! My 2 main projects are: Canadian Free Flyers: : Travel hacking for Canadians. This is a membership site that after being featured on the Toronto Star, became popular up north. I send all the deals available for earning points to member’s emails. Looking to help send 1000 Canadians on their dream trip! Personal goal is to earn 1 Million points this year! Live Limitless: : I think to think of this as a movement first and a blog second. It launched is in about 3… Read more »
Bryan Haines
Our new project is helping people who want to travel (or live) abroad learn how to make a living online. When we moved to South America almost 4 years ago, we had no income and limited savings. Since then, we have become bloggers and make our full-time-living working part-time as bloggers. Two of our sites are our own: BloggerAbroad ( and GringosAbroad ( and two are for clients. We have a free course on how to start an income blog: And a free tutorial showing how we make money with our blog: Thanks for the opportunity to share… Read more »

Loved reading through all the great self promos. It’s interesting to see what others are doing and how they are living their dreams through their creations!
I just published my first nonfiction book. It’s my personal story through divorce and in infidelity, a memoir.

Natalie Harvey
Hello all you motivated people! I hope today finds you well. I would like to let you know about my new business, Nat & the Cat Creative! I love to draw on fabric, and I am passionate about recycling and doing what I can for the planet. So, I merged the those ideas together and came up with a custom art on upcycled fabric business. I buy all of my fabric items (shits, skirts, wallets, purses etc.) solely from thrift/second-hand stores. I also do commissions on items that you already own. Have an old pair of bleach-stained pants that you… Read more »
James H.

Thanks for the opportunity, Jonathan!

I continue to plug away at the writing life over on my blog: While the day job and other work keeps me rather busy as of late, you can expect more updates once my schedule frees up, including a new meta-project!


J Poland

It is thrilling to find this community this past month. What a phenomenal community has amassed here. The graphical design of the PTE site and products has been very inspirational. Thank J you for prompting members to show and tell their projects.

Today I’ve brought an under development online community for marriage seekers entitled Marriage pursuit will feature education and encouragement for singles who are done with dating & waiting – and ready to get married!

Blessings to all,

Sean P. Rogers

I joined Fizzle recently and am loving all the content so far. Super useful and polished.

Briefly I created a online course to teach the basics of Parkour via Udemy about a month ago. I just finished up creating a big written guide (75 pages) to accompany it this past week. The course is here:

Natalie Pohley
Our group, Auburn Hip Hop Congress uses music, art and leadership programs to bring the whole community together and give young people a platform to share their voices and opinions. The result has been watching young leaders emerge and do amazing things! Below is a music video project that has made a big wave in our little town. Please watch and share:) Lyrics, Legends and Leaders- Summer of 2012, Auburn Hip Hop Congress spent 5 straight days (10-17hr days) with the entire AHHC Artist Development Team putting together a collaborative piece that addresses the most pressing issues that we face… Read more »

Hey there, I’m Ben and I live in New Zealand and currently knuckled down and building my project Tersus Vita [.com].

Tersus Vita is all about living a clean lifestyle from your body -exercise & nutrition. Your mind – thought processes, habits, self motivation and overall growth. It’s kind of similar to some others at the moment but we’re working on it, one new thing or one improvement every single day.

..And to Jonathon – cheers from NZ bro, its nice to be able to drop our links without feeling like shady spammers.Take Care.

Aaron Morton
Hi, In January I set up a website to help individuals use their skills and talents to make money on the side. I had previously worked with business owners but more and more I was seeing people who were in work but had amazing talents, especially within the creative sector. – I saw Graphic designers who blew me away with what they could do on the computer, but were working in a call centre. – I spoke with a girl who loved to bake and would get loads of compliments, but was working in a factory. – I was listening… Read more »

Thanks for that Jonathan ! I’ve just discovered “How to Find and Do Work You Love” and the TED talk. Amazing content.

Thanks to, I’m right now offering my purpose to the world by writing to my new blog
I’m believing in people and helping them to uncover their true potential.

Here is my last blog post if you want to check it out “How to miss your life: the 8 worst excuses you’ll regret”


Samantha C

Hi! What a list. Just wanted to share my own new adventure towards a deeper role in this great professional landscape:
More on there soon. Happy Monday to all.

Susan Elcox

I have a new blog in which I hope to incorporate online classes soon. My focus is the education of and about rug hooking.

Hi, Jonathan and everyone at PTE! My current main project is called Art for Scientists ( Since I am biologist with a knack for art and languages, my mission with Art for Scientists is to: – Inspire researches, educators, decision makers, parents and students to see both art and science as enriching and connected paths, and forget the narrow-minded mentality of “either, or” (the fallacy of “either you are an artist or a scientist”); – Directly help researchers and educators share their knowledge by providing illustration and translation services aimed for the area of Biology. Jonathan, thanks for sharing this… Read more »
Jasmine Jones

I’m a chalkboard artist and I’m getting ready to offer prints of my artwork in the next few weeks. I’ll be adding them to my shop: which already features some of my custom chalkboards. I’m also re-designing my website a bit:

Thanks for looking!


Your work is awesome! :)


I am getting ready to give notice at my day job and pursue my dream of freelance writing full-time! Eep!

I just scanned the comments and there is so much great content here…I want to check out everything, but not sure if my browser can handle all the tabs! Thanks, Jonathan for offering up this opportunity. My husband and I actually “took the plunge” and quit our corporate jobs as a graphic designer and web developer almost 5 years ago and have been working for ourselves ever since. We love it! And although the bad times come with the good, we really wouldn’t have it any other way. I am really excited to get involved with other entrepreneurs following there… Read more »
I’m also really glad to have found PTE. And, thanks to this post, now found Live Your Legend, too. Right now I’m trying to really cut out some time-wasting habits so I can focus more on my passion — being a teaching artist. A few months ago I launched a blog, So far as I know, there’s not other blogs out there for teaching artists as a profession, and the kinds of skills and habits we need. Right now I’m working on generating more content, and letting people know that the blog is out there. This isn’t just about… Read more »
Chase Reeves

Wow, good company to be in. Thx Jonathan, you goddam sexy minx.

Tyler Tervooren

Wow, you’re amazing Jonathan. Thanks so much for the love. And look all these projects in the comments? PTE readers are up to some great stuff. Really inspired right now.

kim freeman

My passion is for finding lost pets.

After a training seminar from a K-9 Bloodhound Detective, I’ve studied tracking and the science of Lost Pet behavior and have launched my new business: LOST CAT FINDER!

Problem: no one knows my service exists–even those who desperately need it. There are proven, scientific ways of finding lost pets but people search in the wrong ways or give up too soon–which leads to shelters full of friendly, tame pet cats whose owners gave up looking.

Jonathan…thanks for your encouragement to follow our dreams and passion despite the obstacles.

Fellina Pride

My sister and I work together . Our agency is called Pride Collaborative. One of the projects we are working on is called The Create Daily. The CD matches talented creatives with awesome opportunities.
We hand pick opportunities, resources and flexible job opportunities that allow our community the means to create daily. We are always on the look out for partners.
We are on twitter @thecreatedaily and Google+

Thanks so much for this opportunity to share our work.

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