Ben Hunt

“Earthman”

14 Nov 2017 – No more marketing

It’s been a blast, but I’m finally hanging up my marketing toolbelt to focus on my true passion, which is sustainability.

Online marketing is fascinating, but since I found my own Path, it no longer inspires me in the same way. I simply can’t get excited about selling people stuff.

What I can get excited about is figuring out ways to restore the abundance of planet Earth so that humans and all other inhabitants can continue to enjoy life together. Watch this space.

About Ben Hunt

I have designed and delivered websites professionally since 1994, published hundreds of blog posts and tutorials, written several books, and presented at marketing conferences around the world.

In 2010 I created the Pro Web Design Course, which was probably the most comprehensive training combined course in web marketing, design, and production on the market at the time (now free).

In 2014 I started work on Ultimate Web Design, a radical marketing strategy system that combined the best insights from twenty years of research and practice.

In January 2015, while working on my latest book, “Web Design Is Dead” I came to realise that the core approach I had developed for Ultimate Web Design was so powerful, and could deliver so much value to businesses, I decided to make all my material open-source. Read why.

Recent Posts

How NOT to Handle a Groupon Promotion, According to Peter Drucker

I recently had an experience with a Groupon promotion run by a local hotel, which I think makes a great example of how NOT to do customer service. Briefly, here’s how it went… In May I signed up for a Groupon promotion by the Buxton Palace Hotel for “£59 for a leisure...

I am Selling Web Design From Scratch (SOLD)

Update: WDFS is up for Auction on Flippa, ends August 24, 2017 Okay, I have finally taken the plunge and have decided to sell WebDesignFromScratch.com. I know it could do a lot of good for some people out there. I know that because, when I was in the web design...

A Marketing Lesson from Land Fertility

If you know anything about me, you probably know that I think a lot about land, soil, the way we live, and where our food comes from. One of the reasons for my fascination with dirt is that it’s extremely important. (Soil erosion may be the single biggest threat to...

The Elephant in the Room

Thirteen people have already signed up for the Intensive Group for my new Marketing Strategy Course. (To those 13, thank you so much, you’ll be hearing from me soon with details.) If you haven’t decided yet, I’d like you to consider whether marketing strategy could...

Interested in a Course in Marketing Strategy?

The Marketing Strategy Course is now live here. I am considering running a short course in Marketing Strategy, and would like to get your views on it. In brief, here’s the plan I have in mind. One recorded video presentation per week for eight weeks (probably). All...

Marketing is Sex

When you think about it, marketing is very much like sex. When it works, it can be so right, empowering and creative. When it’s wrong, it can be disempowering and destructive. The relationship metaphor is often applied to marketing. The idea being that you go out and...

Can Software Write Your Copy?

It has been a while since I felt compelled to write one of these reviews calling out Internet Marketing bullshit. (I honestly don’t like doing it, and would prefer not to.) But then it has been a while since I saw anything quite like this email I received today from...

The Path Program: Week Four

Here’s the final week of free videos for “The Path Program” where we start to put one foot in front of the other on the Path you choose for yourself. Don’t watch these unless you’ve already worked through Week One, Week Two, and Week Three. Week Four Day One: Your...

The Path Program: Week Three

The videos for week three of “The Path Program” — a short course designed to help you get what you want most in life (really want most). In this week we move into some serious head-work, clearing out the bullshit that keeps you standing in your own way. Don’t watch...

The Path Program: Week Two

Here’s week two of four of “The Path Program”, which I’m making available for free. Why? Simply because I want you to have it, and I don’t want any reason for you to say no. Don’t watch these unless you’ve already worked through Week One. Week Two Day One:Your Path...

The Path Program: Week One

In the summer of 2016, I got together with a couple of other coaches or facilitators to put on a course on “whatever you most want in life” and called it “The Path Program”. We ran the course for four weeks, and I made one short video per day over that time, building...

A Business Proposal For You

I’ve been mulling on this idea for a few months, and I guess it’s just time to put it out there. In brief, I’m looking to partner with a few people who want to take advantage of my online marketing platform in return for some compensation (fee / share of revenues /...

Spend an Hour in the Company of a Great Teacher

Today I learned that my friend and mentor Alistair Smith passed over into “whatever happens next”. Our history is relatively short. Alistair contacted me around a year ago to discuss his visions for reconnecting the spiritual and business realms, and his ideas for...

Bowing Out

Friends, This is something that has been brewing for some time, and probably won’t come as a big surprise if you’ve been following me for a while. Basically, I have decided to retire from the business of online marketing / web design. Why? Because it is no longer a...

Time To Take My Own Medicine

This is an open letter to my tribe, my friends in the marketing world. You already know if you’re one of them, because you’re going to keep reading, because you care about making a real difference, you care about integrity, and you believe that marketing can be a...

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5 Comments

  1. Katalin

    Dear Ben,
    I am from Hungary, working for a Hungarian toy store. I read everything I can regarding online marketing to help the toy store to have more customers. This is how I have come across with your site.
    I did not design the web shop, and have only a few admin rights. (Though I designed a few websites powered by WordPress. I used Templatetoaster for the themes.)
    Hopefully Facebook and other platforms will help me achieve my goals.
    I am wondering how your system works in a different language setting. What do you think?
    Kind regards,
    Katalin

    Reply
    • Ben Hunt

      Hi Katalin. If you’re talking about Open Source Marketing, the foundation of that is the Circuit Questionnaire. We already have that translated into Norwegian, and I think there’s a Dutch version and a Japanese version being translated now. This is all being done by the community.

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      • Mohammed

        Dear Ben,

        I have seen your post and would like to ask the question below.

        I need to design a website even you can do this but not have much money since I am starting my proprietorship business. What is the best achievements with less money please.

        Thanks
        Mohammed Khan

        Reply
        • Ben Hunt

          Hi Mohammed. Of course the right tool very much depends on what you need your website to do. However I would advise you look into PageCloud (that’s kind of an affiliate link, as I get my PageCloud membership for free when other people sign up).

          Reply
  2. Wisdom Ugochukwu

    Dear Ben,
    Greetings.
    I’m new to web designing, was previously into development, but now i realize the most difficult thing is crafting a good user interface.
    Just finished learning HTML5, CSS3, JAVASCRIPT, etc but combining them is the task.

    To make my question clear – colour combination, write up, suitable graphics that’ll best match what the site is intended to offer. you know, if there is any book / guide on that, i’ll appreciate.

    In a nutshell, i want to learn DESIGNING now, instead of DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES(like html, css3,etc)

    Reply

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