Raymond Duke

Copywriter. Marketer. Longshoreman. http://raymondduke.com


Be an Early Bird if you want to Eat More Worms

Wake up! If you are not up before sunrise, you are doing it wrong.

In response to The $1,000 CPM

I stopped reading because the logic was too illogical. The problem with this argument against advertising is the writer here relies on it too much on YouTube for his income.

I know of several people know who have no where near 1 billion views, yet still built a course, lesson, and or membership program using YouTube that has over 20k+ paying members.


The Future of Purchasing Anything Online: Amazon Announces Home Services


Okay, this is huge.

Some people may shrug this off, but not me.


If it works…

…keep on doing it.

Publications edited by Raymond Duke

Thoughts, issues, concerns, insights, ideas, and everything and anything in that involves the past, current, or future state of labor.

Conversations, messages, receivers, noise, commenting, interpreting, and all concepts about how we communicate digitally through the world wide web.

Honest thoughts from a freelancer who persuades people for a living.


My day begins with reaching for my phone. I know this is unhealthy, but I do it anyway. I can’t help but want to see what messages I’ve accumulated during my downtime.

If anything excites me on my phone, I’ll get out of bed right away. If not, I’ll likely lay there for 15–20 minutes and think about what I’m going to work on first.


How NOT to Position Yourself When Freelancing Online

I created a fake copywriting job. All I wanted was a salesletter. I got so much more.


On Being a Good Listener

It’s swell when you listen well.


What does it mean to be a good listener? That is the question that I am asking myself as I am writing this…


Be an Early Bird if you want to Eat More Worms

Wake up! If you are not up before sunrise, you are doing it wrong.


You are Completely Full of Sit

And you need more pep in your step. 


When I woke up this morning I turned on my computer, sat down, and checked my email.Then, I…


6 Strangers Drinking Coffee - What Could go Wrong? Or Right?

Most social Meetups in the Los Angeles and Long Beach area for my age group (30) are at bars. I have…


What Makes a Good Blog Post a Good Blog Post


I've been blogging for a few years now. You would think I would be good at it, but in fact I am actually only slightly better than I used to…