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Ben Behrouzi Joins Ulitzer as Startup Journal Founder

Ben Behrouzi is a serial entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area. Founder of DotNext and Co-founder of Reply.com

Ben Behrouzi joined Ulitzer as Startup Journal founder and Venture Capital columnist.

Behrouzi is a serial entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area. Founder of DotNext and Co-founder of Reply.com

Ben has been fortunate enough to be a part of building over 25 multi-million dollar startups and online services from the ground up, including LeapFish.com, Reply.com, iMotors, AgentConnect, iCastle and others. Our companies have produced hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, several million dollars in profits, served hundreds of thousands of clients & customers nationwide and given thousands back to communities and charities.

In 2001 he co-founded Reply.com at the age of 20 and lead the full detailed architecture and engineering of Reply.com's service products and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure. We produced over 20 multi-million dollar profitable service provider products, services and technology platforms including Reply.com, iMotors.com, AgentConnect.com, CarClub.com, OpenAuto.com, RealtyNow.com, iCastle.com and others to grow the company to over $30M in annual revenues and $17M in funding prior to my leaving in 2006.

In 2006 he founded DotNext, a venture firm dedicated to creating and operating a variety of Internet companies that challenge the status quo. With nearly 100 employees and multi-million annual revenues, we own and operate brands including LeapFish.com, iHype.com, Ziddler and others currently growing inside of DotNext.

Ben is a strong proponent of change and justice and strive to contribute to the sweeping change that will slowly tip us over into becoming better citizens of our planet.

About Ulitzer.com
Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer author, anyone can fill out a simple author profile and submit for editorial review and approval. Once you've been handed the keys, you will be able to associate your future Web presence to whichever topic or topics suit you best.

The full list of topics and magazines being brought on stream via Ulitzer, and a list of more than 6,000 Ulitzer published authors at beta launch can be viewed at www.ulitzer.com.

Within the next five years, TIME Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, Condé Nast Traveler, and Wikipedia will be replaced by Ulitzer.

Ulitzer authors can add their Google AdSense account numbers to their profile pages to start earning 100% AdSense cash immediately. Topic editors should obtain a new AdSense account from Google to be used strictly on their Ulitzer story pages. Ulitzer will match their AdSense revenues 100% and payment will be made to their PayPal accounts.

What is Ulitzer?
Ulitzer is a brand new way of creating, delivering, and consuming content on the Web. Anyone can create topics, magazines, and subject-based portals on Ulitzer, pre-populate them with over one million articles available, and launch a new Ulitzer topic in minutes.

Can Anyone Apply To Become a Ulitzer Author?
Yes, it's for anyone who wants to have a personal presence on the Web, and who wishes to take advantage of Ulitzer's revolutionary content delivery functionality, coupled with unmatched syndication and exposure capabilities.

What Kind of Topics Can I Start?
You may start a new topic on any subject or write a story and post to any existing topic. Trademarked topic names can be launched by trademark owners or Ulitzer editors as sponsored sites only. If you would like to start a sponsored topic, the Ulitzer sales team will contact you with sponsorship opportunities.

Is It Free?
Yes. Bona fide individuals/professionals - subject to approval, confirmation of ID, etc. - pay nothing. Ulitzer also offers sponsored programs for corporate customers, through which they can create completely customizable company and product portals and enjoy the entire rich Ulitzer feature set at highly competitive rates.

Do I Get Paid As a Ulitzer Author, Topic Editor, and Founder?
Yes. You earn 100% of the Google AdSense revenue as a Ulitzer author and blogger on all Google ads placed on your article and blog pages and syndicated through Ulitzer.

Ulitzer authors can add their Google AdSense account numbers to their profile pages to start earning 100% AdSense cash immediately. Topic editors should obtain a new AdSense account from Google to be used strictly on their Ulitzer story pages. Ulitzer will match their AdSense revenues 100% and payment will be made to their PayPal accounts.

Can I Earn 100% Revenue with Ulitzer If I Blog Elsewhere?
Yes. If you maintain a blog elsewhere, you simply create your Ulitzer author profile page, link it to your existing blog with a simple RSS or Atom feed link and you are good to go. Ulitzer will act as your syndication and distribution agent and you will get paid 100% of the Google AdSense revenue on all your stories.

What Steps Do I Need to Take to Get Started?

1) Create your author profile page by filling out all fields and submit it for approval.

2) Once you receive your author approval notification, create a number of topics you are interested in writing on and submit them for approval.

3) Submit the stories to be published on each of your topics and other relevant Ulitzer topics.

The Key to Ulitzer: Your Author Site
The first step is to create your author site. Once you have an author site, you will be able to create and manage topic sites, write articles, and manage your author site. Your author site must have your name, professional bio, 100x100 headshot, and a slogan otherwise it will not be approved. Do not use your company as the name of the site or the domain name. You can insert your company name in the company field on your site as well as your company URL. Once you have created your author site and it has been approved, you can then create topic sites that pertain to your company.

I'm a PR Agent, How Shall I Use Ulitzer?
After the three steps above, select the "Author = News Desk" option; this will post your story at the relevant topic news desk without your byline.Who Are the Ulitzer Authors at Beta Launch?

At the time of this beta release, Ulitzer authors include recently approved authors (spread over to all 25 subject groups) as well as SYS-CON published authors (computers and software subject group).

I'm Listed As a Ulitzer Author and I Want to Update my Profile
If you are listed on the Ulitzer author pages as a SYS-CON published author, you can now update your bio, photo and other profile information yourself. You can also continue publishing new articles and blogs by posting them directly through your author page or by linking your external blog feed into your Ulitzer author profile. This feature allows you to keep your favorite blog engine and Ulitzer content syndication at the same time.

To update your existing SYS-CON author profile, simpy log in and request your temporary password to be emailed to you. If you have any difficulty in obtaining your temporary password, please contact editorial (at) sys-con.com for assistance.

I'm Listed on Ulitzer As SYS-CON Author and I Wish to Turn Off My Author Page
Simply email editorial (at) sys-con.com; your Ulitzer author page will be turned off within 48 hours.

How Do I Publish My Article To a Specific Ulitzer Magazine or Topic Site?
Every Ulitzer author has a Ulitzer Dashboard, which appears when you sign in. To give yourself the ability to assign articles to appear at Ulitzer.com at other places than just your own Author page, you need to go to Author Site on your dashboard and use the Topics tab. Here, as you will see, you can assign up to six Topics within Ulitzer to which you wish to be able to assign your articles, news items, book reviews, interviews, press releases, blog posts, etc.

Once assigned, these Topics will always be available to you. Every time you complete a new item, just return to the Topics tab and click on which of the six Topic sites (including all of them) you want the items to appear on. Requests are subject to approval but you do not usually have to wait more than a couple of hours, tops.

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