Announcing the Launch of My FREE 7-Day ‘New Business’ Bootcamp!

by Chris C. Ducker · 69 comments

Thanks for dropping by on this important day for me. After weeks (in fact a couple of months, lets face it!) of hard work, lots of tweaks and even a few sleepless nights, we’re finally here with the launch of my new site, and my free ‘New Business’ Bootcamp course.

I would like to say, right here and now, a massive thank you to everyone for their support over the last couple of months, and for being so patient with me as I put together the final touches to the site, the bootcamp and everything else that went along with reinventing my online brand.

I think it came out pretty good – what do you think?!

Here’s the Deal: Entrepreneurs Everywhere are Struggling

I’ve spoken with countless small business owners and solo-preneurs over the last few months. Even though they all came from very different, diverse backgrounds and industries, there were several similarities between them all.

Things like not understanding how to market their businesses effectively online; struggling to get new customers for one reason or another; working too many hours and not feeling at all productive; appreciating that they ‘need’ to get active with new media (such as online video and podcasting), but having no clue how to actually get started… the list of problems and issues goes on and on.

It’s now my mission to start bringing some calm to this entrepreneurial storm.

I’m not saying that the content that I’ll produce for this site will answer all their prayers, or present solutions to all their problems. However, if I can help in one way ‘here’, and in another way ‘there’, then I’m going to be feeling pretty bloody happy with myself.

Why I Made My Blogging Change

Many of you might know me from my first blog, Virtual Business Lifestyle. Although that blog became pretty popular, as it grew older (and me with it) I started to get frustrated regularly, as I wanted to talk about and help people on certain topics that weren’t in line with the core ‘lifestyle design’ concept of the blog. So I sat down and worked out what I really wanted as an online publisher and an entrepreneur that enjoys working with and helping other like-minded peeps.

It all came down to simply doing what I love. And that’s helping and creating content for two main groups of people, and they are:

  1. Startup entrepreneurs that, even though they have all the passion needed to kill it with their new venture, lack the ‘real world’ biz smarts needed to actually do it.
  2. Already established (some might say slightly ‘old school’) business owners wanting to take things to the next level in todays ever-changing, fast moving economy, but are struggling to come to terms with it all.

What Can You Expect at ChrisDucker.com?

My blogging will now be a lot more actionable. More motivational. When I say that, I mean it’ll motivate you to take action. Period.

The reason behind this is because one of the biggest stumbling blocks I was coming across, time and time again with BOTH of my now core groups of prospective followers was that one of the biggest hurdles they were having problems overcoming in their business… was themselves. More specifically, the lack of themselves taking action. Making changes. Doing something. Anything, to grow their business.

They were simply stuck in the status quo – or, they literally didn’t know how to get started.

So, from now on, I anticipate updating the new blog weekly with content targeted towards those two groups of people and focusing on subjects such as:

  • Blogging for Business
  • Online Video Marketing
  • Podcasting
  • Small Business Social Media
  • Smart Outsourcing
  • eBook Marketing
  • List Building and Marketing
  • Old School Business Principles
  • Much more!
You’re going to see all types of media and content from me. Video, written posts, case studies, infographics, Q&A sessions… you name it. I’m also considering another podcast to go along with the new brand and focus – but, that’s further down the road. Would you listen in?

Atten-huh! It all starts with a Fast-Moving Learning Experience!

Here’s the thing… Even though I have so much planned for this blog and its subscribers, we all need to start somewhere. We all need to make sure that we have a general understanding of all this ‘new business’ stuff, in order to feel the benefits involved in embracing the changes to marketing and growing our businesses.

So, what better way, I thought, than to give everyone the same exact knowledge-base to start off with, and then to take it to the next level (as and when people feel ready, of course) with additional, regularly updated content, here on the site.

Make way for my 7-Day ‘New Business’ Bootcamp!

New Business Bootcamp

It’s a solid, one week course jam-packed with information on everything anyone needs to know to get going with building their business in todays blisteringly-fast economy – in a professional way – as well as at the same time, maximizing their productivity, as well as profitability, right out of the gate.

Is it the be-all and end-all of the business world? Of course not!

But, it’s the best way I knew of condensing down all of the learning, the mistakes I’ve made, ideas and concepts that I’ve tested and had success with and much more, in regards to what I’ve personally encountered over the last few years, getting going online. It’s highly digestible and easy-to-understand, breaking down several topics, day-by-day and everything is put together in a way that anyone with a passion for business can get stuck right in!

Here’s the break-down of the entire course:

  • Day #1 – Introduction & Overview
  • Day #2 – The Importance of Blogging in Business
  • Day #3 – Getting Started with Online Video
  • Day #4 – Utilizing the Power of Podcasting
  • Day #5 – Developing a Strong Social Media Presence
  • Day #6 – Creating & Marketing Your Own eBook
  • Day #7 – Hiring & Working with Virtual Assistants

The course is currently 100% free to anyone that wants to come on board. All you need to do is just enter your name and email at the bottom of this post to get instant access.

So far, I’ve showed it to a handful of people that sit very squarely in either one of the two main groups of people that its (and the blog) been created for, and I’ve had some amazing feedback from them all. One person even said that it made his head spin with so many ideas that he couldn’t sleep that night!

:-)

It’s my strong belief that this bootcamp, coupled together with the blog and our already fast-as-hell-growing Facebook Community is pretty much all you’re going to need in the coming months and years to launch your idea, build it, market it, sell it, and grow your business like crazy.

Jump on board, already!

And lastly – What Would You Like to See from Me? 

Although I’ve got plenty of ideas, I’d love to hear about what you’d like to see me produce content on in the future. Just enter your ideas (and demands!) below, and I promise to do my best to put it together for you in the near future.

I’d also love to hear what you think of the new site in general. Please comment below. Please be kind! :-)

Join My New Business Bootcamp for Free!

I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO START, RUN, & GROW A BUSINESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

  • Utilize the Power of Blogging in Business
  • Grow Your Empire Through Outsourcing
  • Attract Customers with Videos & Podcasts

{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

Ian Robinson September 17, 2012 at 04:13

As a long term fan of the Virtual Business Lifestyle, I was sad to see the old site disappear. It was exciting to ponder over what Chris Ducker would be working on in the meantime.

Awesome to see you haven’t slowed down, rather you’re taking it to the next level!

I’m all signed up and looking forward to the bootcamp.

Cheers,
Ian

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 04:29

Thanks, Ian. Long live VBL…

Appreciate the support, and stay tuned, my man!

C

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Darwin September 17, 2012 at 13:26

Chris,
Looking good

Darwin

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:39

Appreciate you dropping by, Darwin.

Stay tuned…

C

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Rendell September 17, 2012 at 06:52

Congrats on the launch of the new domain and site.
The new site is neat and definitely attract eyeballs!
Will be staying tune for more updates from you.

Regards,
Rendell

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:21

Eyeballs is what its all about, my man.

Thanks for dropping by, Rendell.

C

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Juha Liikala September 17, 2012 at 06:55

Chris, welcome back amigo!

I still recall when I first stumbled to your blog and saw a video where you were sitting in a jacuzzi(??), sipping some drink and rambling something about “virtual business lifestyle”. At first, I thought you were just another sleazy internet marketer but hey.. as it turned out, that was definitely not the case!

Congrats on the new site. Looking good!

Would love to talk later about the whole relaunch process you went through with this. I’m cooking up a new project where an interview like that would be a perfect fit.

But for now, enjoy the new site man and light up a cigar! ;)

Talk later,
Juha

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:24

Thank you, my man. It’s been a great journey.

I appreciate your support and publicly announcing that I’m not sleazy. :-)

Totally up for chatting when the time is right. You know where to get me! Look forward to see the new project.

C

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Henri September 17, 2012 at 07:00

Really digging the new design. Mr. David did a fantastic job.

Always fun to see people doing cool stuff. I shall be seeing you around sir ;)

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:24

Sean was great. He did a great job in working with a Type-A entrepreneur!!!

Look forward to chatting here, and elsewhere.

C

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Sam September 17, 2012 at 07:05

Hey Chris, love the look and feel of the new site, much more you in the design. I’ll check out the boot camp and take a look around the site more. Let me know if ya need anything, otherwise, I look forward to more great things.

Sam

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:25

Appreciate the comment, mate. Would love to know what you think of the Bootcamp once you’ve had a chance to check it out.

Let me know!

C

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David September 17, 2012 at 07:14

Hi Chris

Well done! It looks very slick and professional. You’ve obviously put a lot of time and effort to this, and it looks like every second you’ve spent will be very worthwhile. I look forward to studying your 7-day bootcamp!

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:26

Thanks, David – a hell of a lot of time went into it. But, I am actually more than happy with it!

Appreciate the comment, bud.

C

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Owen McGab Enaohwo September 17, 2012 at 08:25

Chris congratulations on your new site and design. (<<<— I am digging it!)

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:27

Thanks, Owen.

Long time in the making. Glad you like it.

C

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steve wyman September 17, 2012 at 08:26

Hey Chris

Congrats at getting it up.

The king is dead long live the king

signed up for the course :-)

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:27

The king is not dead, my man… he’s just got a new throne, thats all…!!!

:-)

Thanks for the support, mate.

C

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Sean Davis September 17, 2012 at 09:33

I’m signed up! I wish everyone could have seen the process you went through to put all of this together. It was an inspiration to watch. I’ll admit that in the beginning, I wasn’t even sure how everything was going to turn out. Not all I can say is you OBVIOUSLY know what you’re doing.

I’m glad everyone is so receptive to the new brand and positioning. I think this is going to be huge. Awesome stuff, man. I’m on the list for sure.

Sean

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:29

Thanks, Sean.

I so, so appreciate all the hard work and dedication you put into helping me create the new site and brand.

There was a lot of work involved, and you have no idea how lucky I feel to have worked with such a professional and thought-provoking designer and developer.

You rock! Thank you. Sincerely. :-)

C

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Rob Cubbon September 17, 2012 at 09:49

Likewise, I’m very happy to experience the return of Chris Ducker. Good to see another proponent of FirstnameLastname.com like me. You are now free to blog about what you want. And I, for one, am grateful for this!

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:30

Hehehe. Thanks, Rob.

Appreciate the comment and positive feedback, buddy.

What should I blog about next then…?! Hmmmmmm… Stay tuned.

C

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Tung Tran September 17, 2012 at 09:55

Hi Chris, Congratulations! We have waited for so long and finally your new blog is LIVE!!!
What a beautiful new design! Your new blog is amazing!
PS: I know that Sean have helped you to make this new design. Can you tell me how much I have to spend to have a design like this?

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:31

If you’ve been waiting long for it – imagine how I’ve been feeling!!! :-)

Glad you like the new look.

As for the cost – ask Sean that directly. Not my place to mention that kinda thing. All I can say is that it was no wehere near as much as it SHOULD have been. He’s amazing.

C

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Benny September 17, 2012 at 09:59

Great new design!! Though the last one was nice, this one is really great! I like the colors too. Feels warm and inviting. Great job!!

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:31

Thanks, Benny. Glad you like it, my man.

I’m an inviting kinda guy – you know that, right…?!?!

:-)

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Janet September 17, 2012 at 10:01

Rock and roll! I think I’m more excited for this site/blog than your previous one. Love the evolution and all signed up for the free series, of course.

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:32

Really appreciate your excitement, Janet. I’m also feeling really good about it.

So much fun to be had now – cant wait to start rocking out all the content.

C

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Harold September 17, 2012 at 10:14

Hi mate ! That’s cool stuff you’re launching ! Just wanted to know, did you move your list from VBL to here or is it a new one ? I don’t want to miss your mails and so on, so if I’m already enrolled, that’s ok, but if I need to opt in again, I’ll do it !
Glad to see this new site. I’ve also launched my business few weeks ago and pretty excited to finally have escaped the cubicle as you say !
Cheers !

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:33

Yes, Harold, the list from VBL came over to the new blog. You should have received an email about it by now.

If in doubt, just enter your email into any of the opt-in boxes. If you’re signed up already, it’ll tell you.

Stay tuned, buddy.

C

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Leo September 17, 2012 at 10:18

Great website Chris!
Love what you’ve done with it and looking forward to the rest of the “bootcamp”.

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:33

Thanks, Leo.

It’s gonna be a blast!

C

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Travis Jamison September 17, 2012 at 10:20

New site is looking great Chris. Great layout, and I’m excited to see you as “your own” brand now. I agree that you have much more to offer then what the confines of VBL could offer.
Congrats

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:34

Thanks, Travis – it was a while in the making, but I feel so, so much more comfortable with this set-up, going forward.

It’s gonna be great – and I aint holdin’ back, baby!

Stay tuned.

C

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Alex B. September 17, 2012 at 10:30

Hey Chris!

Congrats on the launch, and great choice of Thesis theme with MD2. Alex and Sean are great guys, and Sean clearly did a wonderful job making customizations to the theme!

I’m super excited for you, and I look forward to all of your awesome content!

All the best,
-Alex

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:35

Hey Alex – thanks for dropping by, bud.

Yep, Alex and Sean are as solid as they come. Excitement is the word of the day!!!

Glad you dig the new brand.

C

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Bernd September 17, 2012 at 11:16

Chris, Your New Platform is just awesome.
Super Design. Great message and excellent positioning.
I just can say: Waoh!!!

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:35

Glad you like it, Bernd. Was lots of fun (and hard work) putting it all together…

Stay tuned for more fun and games – lots of good stuff planned!

C

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Sharon September 17, 2012 at 11:24

Hey Chris, great to see you back and I love the new look blog. I’ve signed up for the ‘Bootcamp’ and can’t wait to read the great info you’re going to share with us.

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:36

Thanks, Sharon.

It’s good to be seen!!! :-)

Appreciate you signing-up… lots of sexy stuff planned, so stay tuned.

C

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Danny September 17, 2012 at 11:40

Well done Chris, looking good. I also use the same set up and Sean for my latest brand Mobinsider so I knew yours was going to be great.

Danny

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:37

Nice. Sean is a solid dude.

Glad you like the look of everything, man. I’ll head over and check out your site now.

Keep rockin’.

C

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Trey Bishop September 17, 2012 at 12:00

Ducker!!! Congrats on the new site. BEAUTIFUL. Please teach me how to video blog to grow my business!

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:37

I absolutely will, my man.

Day #3 of the New Business Bootcamp will handle that – enjoy. Thanks for dropping by.

C

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Chris Deals September 17, 2012 at 12:01

Chris, I like the site design and the new direction you are taking. I’m looking forward to the Bootcamp content and sharing more in your community.

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:38

Awesome, Chris – THAT’S what I wanna hear.

Look forward to getting to know you more in the coming months…

C

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Sergio Felix September 17, 2012 at 12:22

Hey Chris, well first of all congratulations for launching and wow man, Sean did an amazing job with the design here, it looks FANTASTIC!

About the course, I just received video “número uno” (and #6 as well LOL) so I’m down to see the rest man.

Really excited for you, take care C-man! ;-)

Sergio

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:38

Glad you’re pumped, buddy.

It’s gonna be a really cool last few months of the year with soe great stuff planned already for 2013.

You just wait and see… Really appreciate your support.

C

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Nica Mandigma | Virtual Assistant September 17, 2012 at 12:55

Hi Chris! Awesome design! Very clean and undoubtetdly male! I’m sure. ill be full of awesome new content soon, too!!

Congratulatiions!

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:39

Thanks, Nica.

Glad you like the new layout and feel to the CD brand. Awesome!

C

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John Paul September 17, 2012 at 13:21

Congrats on the launch Chris.. looks great.

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 14:39

Cheers, John…

We need to catch up properly, bud. Soon!

C

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Derek Jensen September 17, 2012 at 16:12

Good to see it finally live! :)

A new adventure has just begun.

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Chris C. Ducker September 17, 2012 at 22:28

Thanks, Derek.

And thanks for the rockin’ logo design. It’s just so ‘me’… Hahaha.

C

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Nicole Fleet September 17, 2012 at 19:00

Hi Chris,
Loving your new site & your content… very relevant to me as I definitely fit within your 2 groups :-)
Great work!!!
Nicole

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Chris C. Ducker September 18, 2012 at 00:54

Thanks, Nicole.

So good to hear that its all hit home for you. Please make your way through the entire Bootcamp – you’ll devour it, I’m sure…

C

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Susan Guinto September 17, 2012 at 20:17

Hi Chris,
The first time I visited your old blog, I was immediately hooked!
Though I know I wouldn’t have separation anxiety with your old site, I must say that that’s what inspired me to learn more about being a VA.
Congratulations on your new “home.”
It definitely looks awesome!
Cheers,
Susan

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Chris C. Ducker September 18, 2012 at 00:55

That’s awesome to hear, Susan. So cool…

I’m stoked that I could inspire yet one more Filipino mind to go out on their own and become their own boss, working with great entrepreneurs from around the world.

So, so awesome!
C

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Corbett Barr September 18, 2012 at 01:06

Hey Chris! Congrats on the new site. Glad you’re back.

I can’t wait to see where this new evolution takes you. I have a feeling we’re all in for something special.

The new site looks really great. Very clean and fresh and inviting. Great organization as well, I love the new sections you added.

Congrats again man, good luck taking the community to new heights.

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Chris C. Ducker September 18, 2012 at 03:26

Thanks, my man. A lot of this process and final outcome is down to you, and your blogging guidance, bud. Seriously. You helped me more than you know.

Thank you. Sincerely. Keep rockin’, bud.

C

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Andy Hayes September 18, 2012 at 01:55

Holy smokes this is awesome! EXCELLENT job.

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Chris C. Ducker September 18, 2012 at 03:25

Thanks, Andy! Glad you’re digging the new look and feel.

C

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Pat September 18, 2012 at 15:53

Hey Chris! Happy to see the blog live, and may I say – it looks fantastic! Well done, and well worth the wait for all of us. Kudos to Sean, and to you for taking it to the next level. Cheers my friend!

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Chris C. Ducker September 18, 2012 at 20:49

Hey, Brotha.

Yep, Sean did a remarkable job working on the site. I can honestly say that there’s no way anyone of this would have happened if it hadn’t of been for his patience (I’m tough to work with on my own ‘personal’ stuff!) and overall brilliance!

Glad you like the look and feel of the site, and thanks also for all the time spent chatting about it in the last year. You’re a real buddy.

Keep rockin’ over at SPI, my man!!!

C

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WILLIAM September 18, 2012 at 20:32

GOOD JOB I wish you the best Mabuhuay your business success.

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Chris C. Ducker September 19, 2012 at 12:28

Thanks, William.

Appreciate that…

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Deborah Lange September 18, 2012 at 21:36

Hi Chris, I signed up and I really like the hand holding step by step approach. I have been taking awhile to get focussed on what I want to offer a niche group. I think I have it sorted now so this is good timing. Thanks

Are you still offering those packages for website development?

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Ningsang September 20, 2012 at 09:16

Mr.Chris Awesome is back!!
I’ve been following you for quite a while now and been enjoying every blog post and your “made in Cebu” videos on VBL.Glad you decided to raise a level and launch your personal site.
Boy,i’m so glad that i signed up on your launch page,come back 20 days later and find this.
Good luck Chris!!

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Chris C. Ducker September 20, 2012 at 12:39

Thanks, Ningsang. Appreciate you dropping by to check out the new site.

C

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