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My buddy Tyler Wagner joins us for our latest episode. Tyler's company "Authors Unite" is a resource to help people become PROFITABLE authors. Becoming an "author" is easier than ever before. But becoming one who makes real money doing it is perhaps harder than it's ever been. We discuss marketing for the publishing industry, how he helps authors get NY Times and USA Today bestsellers, and how to effectively leverage your achievements.
Rachel Pedersen joins us for our latest episode. Rachel is a social media expert with hundreds of thousands of followers across Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. We talk a fair bit about TikTok - a platform that I've largely trolled and that the vast majority of people misuse. Rachel gives us some insight into the platform and how to use it and integrate it into your other marketing the RIGHT way. And there is a BIG disconnect between how much people are using it and how they should be. She also gives some good advice on how you can grow a following - on any platform.
Robert Rickey joins us for our latest episode. Robert is an absolute eCommerce OG. He's been in the space since 1997 - having witnessed nearly every change and development that's happened over the past few decades. Nowadays his company the Marketplace Superheroes trains other people who they can successful run their own Amazon business. We have a really enjoyable discussion where we talk about the big mistakes people are making with their businesses, his philosophy of "strategies over tactics", and how people can easily and SUSTAINABLY make passive income online.
Colleen Gallagher joins us for today's episode. Colleen is a speaker and coach who helps educate and empower social impact businesses to use social media to grow their sales and make a massive impact on humanity. During our discussion Colleen gives some insight on how "freedom isn't just one ending or destination", how as adults we often lose our ability to innovate (and how we can get that back), and a number of interesting topics.
Taylor Welch joins us for our latest episode. Taylor is an adverting expert and real estate investor with his companies Traffic and Funnels, SalesMentor, and Wealth Cap. In this episode we talk a little bit about both niches. Taylor also gives us one of his most important tips for business growth: Normalization. He outlines what that is, why it's so important, and why those who reject the concept set themselves up for failure.
Brendan Kane joins us for today's podcast. Brendan is has been in the digital marketing space for about 15 years - getting his start managing digital divisions for two different movie studios. Since then he's started multiple technology and marketing companies. Today he talks to us about a subject that also happens to be the title of his upcoming book: "Hook Point: How to Stand Out In a Three Second World". There are 60 billion messages sent over digital platforms every single day. He gives us some really valuable insight on not only how to break through that noise and capture somebody's attention in those three seconds, but to truly capitalize on that opportunity once you have their attention.
My buddy Michael McCormick joins us for today’s episode. This episode was a lot of fun for me and especially interesting because Michael thrives in an industry where the VAST majority of people fail: insurance. He owns Insurance Soup, a company that helps insurance agents market and grow their practices. It is also the largest insurance-related community on Facebook with over 30,000 members. Michael talks to us about another area where most of us fall flat on our faces: building an audience. He gives some insight into the importance of audience building and gives some really valuable tips on how to do it.  
Tamara Thompson joins us for today's podcast. Tamara is the owner of Broadcast Your Authority - a company that helps entrepreneurs leverage the power of video to build followings, delivering engaging content to those followers, and build authority in their spaces. In this episode Tamara talks to us about how to PROPERLY build your audience with video - determining who your ideal client is, which social media platforms they live on, and how to create visual content that truly engages them.
Today we're joined by "The Hardcore Closer" Ryan Stewman. Ryan is a longtime fixture in the internet marketing community with a number of highly successful companies - with hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook alone. Ryan talks to us today about social media. He gives highlights some of the things you're doing that you THINK make you look like a big deal but are having the exact opposite effect. He also gives valuable guidance on how to correct those issues.
Today we're joined by Kim Barrett. Kim is a Facebook ads expert with his agency Your Social Voice. He has some valuable guidance for all entrepreneurs on lead generation, noting that "everyone should know how to fill up a pipeline." He talks about how many business owners, INCLUDING MARKETERS, are putting themselves in a very precarious position with the structure of their lead gen - and he tells us how they can correct that issue.
In today's episode we're joined by Sarah Beth. Sarah Beth is the face of her company, Sarah Beth Yoga, and her YouTube channel currently has over 600,000 subscribers. Sarah Beth talks to us about how to properly brand your business. She gives examples of the things she has done well (which have helped her achieve the results she has) and also notes the pitfalls she sees many other businesses fall into with their branding (and how this has stalled their growth).
Today's guest is Jeremy Ryan Slate of Command Your Brand Media. Jeremy is a PR expert and the host of The Create Your Own Life Show - a top 100 podcast. For the wishful and overly optimistic entrepreneurs out there, Jeremy gives the hard truth that "the media IS NOT looking for you." He provides the solution to that problem: sharing with us some of his best tips on how to position yourself with the right branding and get press.
Nicole Jansen joins us for today's episode. Nicole is a business coach with her company Discover the Edge. She also hosts her podcast "Leaders of Transformation". This has probably been one of my favorite episodes to date - with us talking for an hour and never getting past the second question. 😂 (It wasn't until after five minutes of talking when we did introductions/asked the first question). Great conversation all around where we talk about marketing, business mindset, strategies, and a whole range of other topics.
Ben Dziwulski joins us for today's episode. Ben is a marketer and the owner of WODprep - a company that sells CrossFit based info products. Their YouTube channel boasts nearly 100,000 subscribers. Ben talks to us about the TWO things that every single business needs to survive - and highlights how too many of us end up focusing just on one or the other.
Today we're talking to Ariane De Melo. Ariane is a performer and public speaking coach who works with the TED brand - working with their speakers to get them prepared for their TED Talks. Ariane talks about how to turn your passions into a business. She outlines the pathway to figuring out when those two things intersect and, just as importantly, when they do not.
For today's guest we have Zachary Babcock of Underdog Empowerment. Zachary shares his journey of going from ex-convict to successful podcaster and entrepreneur. He has a top 200 podcast and consults with other businesses to achieve the same results with their podcasts. Zach shares his tips on branding - making a clear distinction between the steps you need to take in building your personal brand vs. building a business brand.
Today we're joined by speaker and consultant Steve Sims. Steve has owned a high-end concierge service for the rich and famous for the past two decades. In the past few years, he has expanded into working as an author and public speaker - hitting over 25 stages in the past year and his public speaking income eclipsing that of the company he built over 20 years. Steve gives us his tips on how to leverage your brand for growth and also shares the #1 mistake that everyone is making when it comes to their social media. In my personal favorite bit, he also rails against people at conferences "clapping like demented sea lions."
In today's episode we talk to the "SideHustle Millionaire" Tony Whatley. Tony is an author and business coach who specializes in working with high-level clients to build seven and eight figure companies of their own. Tony talks about his journey going from working in corporate America while working his side hustles to eventually transforming those "side" gigs into his primary income. He gives advice on how other people can do the exact same thing and live the life they actually dream about.
In today's episode we're joined by Justin Willman. Justin is the owner of Ultimate Baseball Training - an online baseball training company whose YouTube channel has over 200,000 subscribers. Justin shares with us his guidance on how to make your business explode - highlighting the areas of your business that you should be focusing on as well as noting the ones you should absolutely be offloading to someone else.
Tamara Thompson joins us for today's podcast. Tamara is the owner of Broadcast Your Authority - a company that helps entrepreneurs leverage the power of video to build followings, delivering engaging content to those followers, and build authority in their spaces. In this episode Tamara talks to us about how to PROPERLY build your audience with video - determining who your ideal client is, which social media platforms they live on, and how to create visual content that truly engages them.
Today we're joined by Lauren Tickner of the Impact School. Lauren is a coach and podcaster who specializes in helping her clients change their lives and start/grow their companies. She shares her tips on how to transform your business, and also points out one of the areas the majority of entrepreneurs overlook.
Today we're joined by "The Spanish Dude" Jordan Ellington. Jordan has a huge following on YouTube with his instructional Spanish videos - currently boasting over 100,000 subscribers. He shares his insight into how an incorrect interpretation of "rules" (and adherence to them) can be the downfall to your business.
Today we had on YouTube and marketing expert Rocky Ullah. Rocky is the face of I Love Basketball TV - the world's largest online basketball training company - whose YouTube channel has nearly TWO MILLION subscribers, plus another nearly THREE MILLION likes on Facebook. In addition, Rocky now uses that experience to consult with other businesses and channels on how to grow their followings and monetize their growth. In today's episode, Rocky gives us his #1 tip on how YOU can grow your following - all with easy, actionable steps. P.S.: Sincerest apologies for calling Jackie Chiles "Jesse". That was horrible, deplorable, outrageous, and egregious of me.
Today we're joined by singer and internet marketer Adley Stump. Adley got her start as a contestant on "The Voice" and later toured with Blake Shelton. She used that experience and exposure to launch a number of very successful marketing ventures as well as her own popular show on Facebook Watch, "The Adley Show". Adley shares with us her #1 tip on increasing your business's growth (and also gives us some interesting examples of craziest marketing tactics she's seen WORK!)
In our latest episode we talk to Liz Pifko. Liz is an attorney with extensive experience working with small businesses and online entrepreneurs - with a special focus to contracts and IP registrations. Today she gives us some education in exactly that: she reveals the #1 most important document that every online business owner should have (and that many of them do not - much to their own peril!) https://corvinuslaw.com
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Podcast Details

Created by
Micah Fraim, CPA
Podcast Status
Oct 9th, 2019
Latest Episode
May 12th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
37 minutes

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