“Be The Media” And Make a Living Doing What You Love

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 7, 2009

David Mathison, author of Be The Media

Are you an entrepreneur, artist, musician, writer, or blogger who wants to make a decent living? You can! I already blogged about how I heard David Mathison speak about using social media to market what you are passionate about and how to use social media to your advantage. In his book, Be The Media, he explains how you only need 1,000 true fans to make a decent living. That seems entirely doable!

Be The Media is one of those books you want all of your family and friends to know about — I can’t stop talking about the impact is has had on me. It reinforced my belief that I can make a living with what I love — writing, editing, social media, and blogging. I know so many talented people who are struggling to make ends meet, and I want them to all profit from reading this eye-opening, encouraging book full of invaluable advise and resources.

David has compiled excellent advice on how to keep the rights to your work — instead of having to relinquish them to publishers and labels, studios, distributors, and lawyers — and how to market yourself with the help of no-cost or low-cost social media. He backs up all of his extensive information with contributions and testimonials from leading media authorities and celebrities. Start leveraging today’s new methods of distribution to connect with your audience directly and keep more of your royalties and rights!

David’s resume is very impressive: he is a media consultant, speaker, author, publisher, and hi-tech entrepreneur. He is an internationally recognized media expert with more than 20 years of experience and was the Vice President of Reuters (1994-1999). He sold 5,000 of Be The Media after following up on one connection he made through Twitter. You can follow him on Twitter at @BeTheMedia — he has 31,500+ followers for a reason!

This book is such a revelation that David is now a sought-after speaker who travels the globe and has spoken to the UN twice, and this book will soon be required in many college classrooms. I would love to hear your reaction after reading Be The Media — I am predicting that you won’t be able to stop talking about it either :)

No matter who you are, an entrepreneur, a basket maker, or a mommy blogger, buying this book is an investment in your work, trust me!

Since David self-publishes Be The Media, it is only available through his website. You can get to the website by simply clicking on the book cover below. Take a look, you have nothing to lose — he gives away the introduction to the first part of the book for free.

Buying Be The Media is an investment in your future and your business. It’s the best gift you will have bought yourself in a long time, or a special gift for a loved one or friend who has a message, service, or product he or she wants to promote and make a decent living with. Even better, David donates 20 percent of the purchase price to the nonprofit Common Cause.

BE THE MEDIA | Buy The Book!

Exiting update! Be The Media University is happy to offer online webinar courses now that teach you how to master social media tools and to use them to your advantage! You can learn more on my Shop page.

I think social media is amazing in that it allows anyone with a message to get it out to countless people — for free. If you like my blog, consider connecting with me via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. I always like to hear and learn from like-minded people :)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Chrissy Jee November 21, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Thanks for re-sharing this post Dagmar. I have been following you for a little while and really enjoy your blog. I’ve recently starting blogging to fulfill a passion of mine…happy, healthy, thoughtful living and to spread the word about the importance of nontoxic cleaning products. I’m still finding my way. You have been an inspiration to me and I thank you for that.


Andrzej Sienko November 17, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Hi Dagmar!

Thanks so much for this great post- David and I appreciate your kind remarks.

We hope that this book will be an asset to your readers, and empower them to create and accelerate their message.

FYI to readers… since we self-published Be The Media, it is only available online (click on the book cover above).

Thanks again!

Andrzej Sienko


Jenny November 8, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Hi there, I just found your blog through BlogFrog. I too am passionate about natural childbirth, homeopathy and breastfeeding. I am a natural childbirth educator in Nashville, TN. Loving it!!! I love helping mothers have the births that they want, beautiful births that empower them for the challenges that lie ahead. Births without unessesary interventions. I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog! I’d love for you to stop by mine when you get a chance!



The (Un)Experienced Mom November 8, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Good to know about that book. I will have to check it out. New to your blog btw!



Tess November 7, 2009 at 7:54 PM

I really want this book-thanks for the heads up on it! How exciting about your editing job. I would love to be finally making money as a writer. Maybe this book will help.


Heather Flournoy November 7, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Thanks for this post Dagmar! It’s inspiring me to blog more. Keep up the great work!


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