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Steph Crowder

Steph Crowder is Fizzle’s Head of Member Success. She is the host of the podcast "The Fizzle Show".
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Episode 341: Expert SEO and Podcast Growth Q&A with Brendan Hufford
The Fizzle Show
Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/341 Welcome to Part 2 of our Fizzle Friday show with Brendan Hufford. In this episode, we have several questions for Brendan to follow up from last Friday when we discussed SEO, so if you haven't listened to that episode yet, make sure you do! Brendan fields a bunch of our questions, from the team and the Fizzle audience, about link-building, Google algorithm changes, and keyword funnels. Trust us you are not going to want to miss this essential exploration of SEO from a true expert! Today on the show we are also joined by Fizzle regulars, Jen Rao and Joe Kerns to take part in the Q&A, so it promises to be a jam-packed show, full of learning. The conversation also covers building real and beneficial business relationships, growing a podcast audience and much more! Tune in to get it all! Key Points From This Episode: Explaining link-building and why it is still important today. [0:02:30.5] How Brendan thinks about linking between websites. [0:06:03.7] Using real relationship and friends to build up a network of links. [0:10:20.1] Updates on Google's recent algorithm changes and the effects to average sites. [0:14:23.3] General strategies for staying on the right side of Google! [0:20:15.7] Bottom of funnel keywords and how valuable they can be to your ranking. [0:24:01.4] Brendan's advice for growing a podcast audience through SEO and engagement. [0:27:09.2] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/ Brendan Hufford — https://brendanhufford.com Ahrefs — https://ahrefs.com Neil Patel — https://neilpatel.com Brian Dean — https://backlinko.com Ultimate Sales Machine — https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Sales-Machine-Turbocharge-Relentless/dp/1591842158 Pat Flynn — https://www.smartpassiveincome.com Chris Ducker — https://www.chrisducker.com World Domination Summit — https://worlddominationsummit.com ConvertKit Conference — https://conference.convertkit.com/ Fiverr — https://www.fiverr.com/ 100 Days of SEO — https://100daysofseo.com Article Marketing Robot — http://www.articlemarketingrobot.com The Best Spinner — https://thebestspinner.com/v4/ Ruebn Gamez — https://www.linkedin.com/in/rugamez Docsketch — https://www.docsketch.com/ HelloSign — https://www.hellosign.com DocuSign — https://www.docusign.com Drift — https://www.intercom.com/ Intercom — https://www.intercom.com/ Vegetarian Zen — https://www.vegetarianzen.com Breakthrough Advertising — https://www.breakthroughadvertisingbook.com Side Hustle School — https://sidehustleschool.com Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting Fly Wheel — https://getflywheel.com Matt Giovansci — https://www.moneylab.co/ Joe Kerns — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/joekerns Jen Rao — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/jenrao Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com
Episode 340: Ultralearning: Learn and Master Skills Faster with Scott H Young
The Fizzle Show
Show Notes: http://fizzleshow.com/340 How can we, as entrepreneurs, continue to stay abreast of all the new information and skills in circulation? Is there a way to fast track learning and at the same time make it meaningful and effective? What really happens in our brains when we try and adopt something new? Today on the show we are joined by Scott H Young, author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Ultralearning. The book aims to arm readers with actionable strategies and techniques for faster, more accurate learning and skill acquisition. Scott is a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader, who has spent the last 15 years as a successful blogger and entrepreneur. This episode will give you a taste of the book and its contents, which promises to help you master hard skills, outsmart the competition and accelerate your career. We discuss the process of learning new skills, staying relevant and reinventing yourself, all things that Scott believes are vital to success as an entrepreneur in today's world. For all this inspiring information, from an author with so much to offer, be sure to join us on the Fizzle Show! Today’s episode is brought to you by Podia. Podia is a Swiss Army Knife for selling anything you need online. It's an all-in-one digital storefront where you can sell courses, memberships, and digital downloads all in one place. The cool thing about Podia is that they eliminate all the technical headaches. You don’t have to install anything, you can host your sales pages there, your files, your checkout process. You can even do your email marketing and your newsletters from Podia! Fizzle Show listeners can get 15% off of Podia FOR LIFE by signing up for a free trial over at http://podia.com/fizzle. Key Points From This Episode: Developing the ability to learn and its centrality to entrepreneurship. [0:02:31.6] How Scott managed to turn his blogging efforts into a career. [0:06:21.2] Scott's own learning journey and endeavors in productivity and improvement. [0:07:00.8] The MIT Challenge and the impetus behind the project. [0:10:37.2] Finding a way to keep learning on your clock for your own good. [0:17:21.6] Applying this learning model to small amounts of information. [0:19:16.1] The example of Tristan De Montebello and his public speaking goals. [0:21:20.6] A few secrets to successful learning of a new skill from Scott! [0:24:30.3] The benefits of generating as much feedback opportunities as possible. [0:28:40.5] Different types of learning and which are most effective. [0:32:39.2] The example of chess grandmasters and what entrepreneurs can learn from it. [0:34:56.6] Scott's three-step process for becoming a better writer. [0:37:54.9] The process of writing Ultralearning and what Scott learned! [0:39:30.3] Strategic and marketing choices that go into the creation of a book. [0:41:51.9] The benefits of blogging and the gifts it has given Scott. [0:47:55.2] The effects of writing on the mind and cognition; expanding working memory. [0:51:40.6] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co Podia — https://www.podia.com/fizzle Scott H Young — https://www.scotthyoung.com/ Ultralearning — https://www.amazon.com/Ultralearning-Master-Outsmart-Competition-Accelerate/dp/006285268X Wall Street Journal — https://www.wsj.com Getting Things Done — https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0142000280 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People — https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519 MIT Challenge — https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/myprojects/mit-challenge-2/ Tristan de Montebello — https://medium.com/@montebello Toastmasters — https://www.toastmasters.org Zen Habits — https://zenhabits.net Leo Babauta — https://leobabauta.com/ Alan Baddeley — https://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/staff/academicstaff/ab50/ Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting
Episode 339: SEO Wizardry, Extroversion, and Overlapping Passions with Brendan Hufford
The Fizzle Show
Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/339 On this edition of Fizzle Friday, we welcome Brendan Hufford, longtime Fizzle member and SEO wizard! He details his evolving entrepreneurial journey, doing SEO his way, and illustrates what his success has looked like over the years. We discuss Brendan's numerous business ventures and how he has pivoted several times and describes life at the agency where he spends most of his time. He has found a sweet spot between his talents and passions representing **another example of someone who has created a sustainable lifestyle doing something he cares about. Today on the show we are also joined by Fizzle regulars, Jen Rao and Joe Kerns to take part in the discussion! This Friday episode is the first part of two and in next week's episode, we will be doing a Q & A with Brendan and our panel, so make sure to catch that one as well! Join us for this Fizzle Friday and hear it all! Key Points From This Episode: A little introduction to Brendan and his business! [0:02:50.6] Brendan's pivot from his jiu-jitsu based businesses around 2015. [0:06:12.3] The agency where Brendan currently works. [0:12:30.2] Hopes for the future and working for a better tomorrow. [0:15:40.1] Combining two or more interests and finding success in where they overlap. [0:17:00.8] Comparing an aligned hustle with a lifestyle full of context-switching and different work. [0:22:35.5] The financial independence that allowed Brendan to buy a brand new van! [0:25:20.3] Brendan's 100 Days of SEO project and other things he is busy with. [0:27:10.8] Advice from Brendan to entrepreneurs who feel unsure of their future. [0:29:35.5] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co Fly Wheel — https://getflywheel.com Matt Giovansci — https://www.moneylab.co/ Brendan Hufford — https://brendanhufford.com Photo MBA — https://photomba.net Gretchen Rubin — https://gretchenrubin.com Fizzle Roadmap — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/small-business-roadmap Overlap — https://www.amazon.com/Overlap-Start-Business-Working-Full-Time/dp/B074PZY9SW Scott Adams — https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/business/media/scott-adams-dilbert-gilroy.html Dilbert — https://dilbert.com/ Casey Neistat — https://www.caseyneistat.com/ Steve Jobs — https://www.biography.com/business-figure/steve-jobs Quora — https://www.quora.com Swim University — https://www.swimuniversity.com Lasso — https://getlasso.co Brew Cabin — https://www.brewcabin.com/ Roasty Coffee — https://www.roastycoffee.com Tai Lopez — https://www.tailopez.com 100 Days of SEO — https://100daysofseo.com Joe Kerns — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/joekerns Jen Rao — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/jenrao Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting
Episode 338: The Best Productivity Routines with Mike Vardy and Chase Reeves
The Fizzle Show
Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/338 Which strategies help us stay productive with the bulk of our time? What do we do when one of these strategies loses its effect? What is the right balance between being focused on productivity and actually being productive? In the online business world, there is more than enough literature and content offering you ways to be more productive! These ideas can often be really helpful, sometimes seem like noise and can distract you from what is important. We want to assess where the general productivity conversation is currently situated and help you to gauge where you are with it! In this episode, we break down the ever-evolving inner and outer world of productivity. A common experience for many people seems to be that tactics and systems can help a lot but that their effect can wear off over time. So one of the main issues here seems to be how to pivot at the right point to a new way of doing things. Today on the show we are joined by our old bestie Chase Reeves and past guest / great friend Mike Vardy. Mike is a productivity expert who runs Productivityist and has some great, sometimes strange, routines that we cannot wait to share with all of you! We also talk about maintaining focus, virtual assistants, the negative side of productivity and what theming your time can offer you. For all this and more, join us today for another great show! Today’s episode is brought to you by Podia. Podia is a Swiss Army Knife for selling anything you need online. It's an all-in-one digital storefront where you can sell courses, memberships, and digital downloads all in one place. The cool thing about Podia is that they eliminate all the technical headaches. You don’t have to install anything, you can host your sales pages there, your files, your checkout process. You can even do your email marketing and your newsletters from Podia! Fizzle Show listeners can get 15% off of Podia FOR LIFE by signing up for a free trial over at http://podia.com/fizzle. Key Points From This Episode: Starting the year in September, theming times, days and months. [0:04:12.6] Understanding Mike's use of productivity themes throughout his week. [0:08:04.5] Chase's recent routines and the difference between productivity and focus. [0:11:25.8] The convenience and dangers of hiring a virtual assistant. [0:17:41.4] Productivity overwhelm and anxiety; the negative side of trying to get it all done. [0:21:07.9] Setting up new systems and the rebirth of our organizational strategies. [0:27:31.2] The personal nature and universal aspects of routine. [0:34:48.1] Dealing with hurdles and potholes in your productivity systems. [0:38:49.6] Rewards, motivations and the carrot and stick mentality. [0:43:28.8] Intentional hacking and injecting care into our shortcuts. [0:49:57.4] Mike's advice to those wanting to level up or refresh their productivity. [0:53:08.6] The courses and resources that can help you actionable strategies. [0:55:11.9] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co Podia — https://www.podia.com/fizzle Mike Vardy — http://mikevardy.com/ Productivityist — https://productivityist.com/ Episode 99 — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/2-experts-share-exactly-how-to-use-a-productivity-journal-increase-productivity-by-23-fs099 Work with Chase — https://www.workwithchase.com Martin Short — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001737/ Gretchen Rubin — https://gretchenrubin.com Nirvana — https://nirvanahq.com About Time — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/about_time Steven Pressfield — https://stevenpressfield.com The Legend of Bagger Vance — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/legend_of_bagger_vance The War of Art — https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Steven-Pressfield-ebook/dp/B007A4SDCG Do the Work — https://www.amazon.com/Do-Work-Overcome-Resistance-Your/dp/1936891379 My Morning Routine — https://mymorningroutine.com Drafts — https://getdrafts.com Evernote — https://evernote.com Asana — https://asana.com/ Trello — https://trello.com Walt Whitman — https://poets.org/poet/walt-whitman ConvertKit — https://convertkit.com Getting Things Done — https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0142000280 David Allen — https://gettingthingsdone.com Stephen Covey — https://www.franklincovey.com/the-7-habits.html Cal Newport — http://www.calnewport.com Deep Work — https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692 Keep Going — https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Going-Ways-Creative-Times/dp/1523506644 Austin Kleon — https://austinkleon.com About a Boy — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/about_a_boy Chopin — https://www.biography.com/musician/frederic-chopin Alan Watts — https://www.alanwatts.org The Power of When — https://www.amazon.com/Power-When-Discover-Chronotype-Lunch-ebook/dp/B01A5VQU48 Michael Breus — https://thesleepdoctor.com Fizzle Goals Course — http://fizzle.co/goals Steph Crowder — https://www.courageandclarity.com Fizzle Journalling Course — http://fizzle.co/journal Oprah — http://www.oprah.com Matterful — https://matterful.co/ Chase Reeves — https://www.youtube.com/user/chasereeves Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com
Episode 337: Growing Your Podcast Audience, Getting Paid for Consulting, and Running PPC Ads
The Fizzle Show
Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/337 How do you grow a following for your podcast if you don’t have an existing audience elsewhere? It might be easy to introduce a podcast if you already have thousands of social media followers and a long email list, but it’s trickier if you are starting from scratch. In this member-focused episode, the Fizzle Team discusses this puzzle and address some other attendee questions. Each host gives their perspective as it pertains to their own experience and business. We also talk about the strategies new podcasters could use to get the attention of another audience who is already listening to similar shows. Later we tackle the all-too-familiar problem of people who want to “pick your brain” without paying for it and help you to better set the boundaries between a discovery session and an actual consultation. And finally we talk about how to approach your first social media PPC ad campaigns, free content creation and wrap up with an encouraging testimonial from a Fizzle member. Tune in to get all the answers from this week’s Fizzler-focused Q&A episode! Key Points From This Episode: Growing your podcast audience and the problem of discoverability. [0:01:20.0] Why you might need to diversify and leverage podcast content in a blog post. [0:05:41.0] Strategies for getting the attention of people who already listen to podcasts. [0:08:28.0] How to avoid wasting your time by those who want info but don’t want to pay. [0:14:21.0] Differentiating between a free discovery session and an actual consultation. [0:19:51.0] Tips on running ads and being careful with a business model built on paid traffic. [0:23:04.0] The potential with publishing high-quality free content to create awareness. [0:27:47.0] A success story from a Fizzle member. [0:30:56.0] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/ That Remote Life — https://thatremotelife.com/ Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity Courage and Clarity — https://www.courageandclarity.com/ Jenna Kutcher — https://jennakutcher.com/ Lifestyle Business Weekly — https://corbettbarr.com/the-show/ Stretchmark Secret — https://stretchmarksecret.com/ Jen Rao — https://clearyourlife.ca/ Joe Kerns on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/jfkerns Aiden Fishbein on Twitter — https://twitter.com/megafishbein Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com
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Chicago, IL, USA
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373
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7
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2 weeks, 15 hours