Welcome, Tim Ferriss readers

If my guest post on Tim’s blog brought you here, I have some other fun articles you’ll enjoy:

And if you like Tim’s writing, you might want to subscribe to my blog because I helped him put The 4-Hour Body together. I also work with the guy full-time, so I’ll occasionally impart some of the stuff I’m learning on this site.

Final note: I’m in Austin for SXSW.  It’s my first time here, so if you have any suggestions on cool panels to attend between now and March 15, let me know in the comments.

By Charlie Hoehn

10 comments on “Welcome, Tim Ferriss readers

  1. Hey man just wanted to say, I loved reading about your story in contacting and evntually working with Tim. It’s very insprational to me, who has thought(dreamed? heh) of the same scenarios with Tim and/or other influential role models of mine.

    Rock on.


  2. Charlie,

    I showed your guide “Recession-Proof Grad” to my girlfriend who has been searching for a job for 3 months now after graduating.

    She was blown away about how her problems mirror your initial problems in finding a job, and your six step solution really resonated with her.

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Charlie,
    I’ve been a big fan of your blog for a while and you have taught me a lot through you writing: RPG grad(I’m a graduating college senior), how powerful delicious is as a tool(I use it constantly now), and the many valuable marketing insights/lessons that you share.

    I thought your guest post with Tim was an awesome blueprint of how you made the RPG model work for you and all the amazing experience/knowledge that resulted from taking that approach that would have been near impossible to achieve through a “conventional” job search. It gives people like me hope and a great model to follow to break into the world. I look forward to reading more of your content in the future.



  4. Charlie,

    Spectacular article on Ferriss’ blog. The biggest take-away I got from it was how you had the balls to stick your neck out and pursue something you really wanted. It really is the key to success. How many others could have done something similar, yet didn’t even make the attempt. Good work man. Keep up the solid writing as well!

  5. Hello, it was so nice to read recession proof your life… I graduated from Paralegal college in 2009. I am going to take you advice. I hope to find a paralegal job as I have a passion for law. The unconventional ways are the ways inside the doors of opportunity.

  6. It is great to see you continue to do amazing things. I am also glad that you that you haven’t sold out by trying to market ‘get rich quick’ and how to ‘make money blogging’ schemes like most others have done.

    You have the network and experience, so it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to market a valuable product or service. I look forward to seeing what career direction you take.

  7. Charlie,

    I have always been a fan of Tim Ferriss and his books and recently read your post about “12 Lessons Learned While Marketing “The 4-Hour Body”. I found the post very insightful in that I am very experienced in experiential and face to face marketing but learning my way on viral and online campaigns.

    From all the self help books I have read the number one thing I have come across is to do what you are passionate about. So after losing my job I sat down and wrote down a list of my strengths and what I was passionate about. Some of following are some of the aspects that made the list.

    -Hatred of Corporate America and inefficiency
    -Making people laugh
    -Not working a 9-5

    So I put all this together and used elance to hire a cartoonist and outsourced for a graphic designer to put all my ideas to work on my hatred of Corporate America created over 5 years of being beaten down by Corporate Americas Soul Crushing protocols and micromanagement.

    Thus I created a website using some of my passions and interests… http://www.micromanajerks.com/ is born. I think the site has potential but I am running into problems, as my twitter account got suspended and it is not spreading virally as I had hoped. I truly believe I can create a good following and cash in so to speak on some of my passions to allow me to travel and not work the 9-5 all while making fun of it.

    I suppose I am reaching out to you via this forum because I think you would get a kick out of the site and after reading your article I realize I am in a similar boat as you were. You reached out to Tim Ferriss for help and he responded. I am looking for suggestions on better ways to market my site and any insight you can provide would be helpful. I suppose I don’t have the experience or insights that you had to provide Tim help with his work but I can tell you I am a man of my word and always reward the people who help me out the most. Check out the site and let me know what you think!

  8. Your 12 lessons post on Tim’s blog was both hella informative and a fun peek behind the curtain. Well done.

    Tim mentioned in the 4HWW how the founder of Blockbuster looked at the McDonald’s org chart, immediately saw the value of it, and used it to build his own company. In that spirit I wrote down your 12 main points and promptly generated a ton of ways to do similar things in a couple of projects I am working on.

    Really valuable stuff. Thanks again!

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