The Marketing Mentor Podcast

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What’s the difference between getting clients via word of mouth and referrals? If you’re not sure, this episode is for you. In my chat with Michael Roderick, host of the Access to Anyone podcast, we define our terms and talk about what makes a
If you struggle with the tricky client situations that come up as a self employed creative pro, this episode is for you. In Part 2 of our chat, Deidre Rienzo shared what she does (and doesn’t do) to attract the best clients and to make her days
If being an “in demand” creative pro seems like a far-off pipedream, this episode is for you. In Part 1 of our chat, I talked with Deidre Rienzo about how she went from self-doubt and anxiety to mostly moments of confident action. If you like w
If you suspect you’ve been leaving money “on the table” when negotiating project fees, this episode is for you. In my latest conversation with Jennifer Barrett, author of “Think Like a Breadwinner” (who will also be speaking at HOW Design Live
If your ideal clients are marketers, this episode is for you. I spoke with Scott Miller, a 25-year veteran marketer and author of many books, including his latest, Marketing Mess to Brand Success: 30 Challenges to Transform Your Organization's
If you often feel like a therapist to your clients, you’re not alone. In this episode, I talked with Tiffany Butler, who spent 20+ years as a designer, copywriter and project manager, but often felt like a therapist to her clients too. Then she
If you want to make more money, the easiest way is to charge more. But how exactly do you raise your rates? And what do you say to clients without jeopardizing the relationships? Those are a few of the questions I answered in a special bonus po
Why trust your memory when you have LinkedIn, a.k.a. Your Rolodex? That’s where author, speaker and Ayurveda-based health and mindset coach, Sweta Vikram, turned out when it was time to promote her new book. And boy did she hit the jackpot, pro
When it comes to email lists, some people want a big one. So if you want to grow yours, today’s episode is for you. I talked with Tim Huelskamp, CEO of 1440 Media, who shares a simple strategy that he used to build his list from the ground up a
There are 2 questions that trigger all the fears at once -- simple questions that your prospects and clients ask every single day. Can you guess what they are? Either way, you’re going to love my latest podcast chat about them with one of my fa
  In this episode, I talked with Danielle Hughes, whose marketing is working so well that she’s got too much good work with good budgets from good people. What to do? It’s a good problem to have but not necessarily easy to solve. So we brainsto
This episode is especially for women (although the men may learn a little something too). My guest, Jennifer Barrett, a financial expert and author of the new book, Think Like a Breadwinner: a wealth-building manifesto for women who want to ear
Now that video calls are the default for any meeting, what’s the etiquette for who does and doesn’t put their video on? I chatted about this with my longtime friend and supporter, Corina Ludwig, President of, an online time tr
If you shy away from marketing yourself because you can’t stand how corporations market to you, this episode is for you. In today’s conversation, Andy Didorosi, Head of Marketing for Basecamp, shares his ideas about how to bring your heart and
If a lack of confidence is preventing you from getting your business off the ground, this episode is for you. In today’s conversation, Helen Conway, former judge turned wellness coach for lawyers, describes how working on her web site and putti
If you’re struggling to find your niche, this episode is for you. It may help you find yours, it may help you simply relax about the whole niche question, and maybe both. (Fingers crossed.) In today’s episode, Pam Foster and I also discuss popu
You know that LinkedIn is where the clients are. And you know you should be spending more time there. But you just don’t know what to do or where to click first. Well, it’s time to set that overwhelm aside and get on the train to opportunity. A
If you love learning, this episode’s for you. I talked with podcast fave, veteran creative professional and photographer, Michael e. Stern, about how to take action and learn something new as a way out of a slump. If you like what you hear, wri
If you’ve ever dreamed about making money while you sleep, my conversation with Jill Anderson of Jill Lynn Design will wake you right up. Jill is a web designer and long time Marketing Mentor client who has just released her first product, The
If you want to kick off 2021 feeling more self-assured about money, you’ll love my new conversation with writer and speaker, Terri Trespicio, whose confidence about money is downright contagious! In our recent chat, she explains why she’s swor
If you’ve been meaning to start (or restart) your email newsletter, this episode is for you. Sarah Pike, of FreeFall Laser, a specialist in laser cutting for artists and designers, shared her process and the mindset that’s turned her email new
If you want to stop wasting time on clients who are not ready to hire you, we have just the trick. Let them marinate until they are ready. But how do you do that? And isn’t that kind of passive? Those are just a few of the questions Melanie “t
If you love words and want to read all day and make money doing it, this episode is for you. Jennie Nash, book coach and founder of Author Accelerator, joins me to discuss what is a book coach and who is best suited to become on. For more detai
If you are among the 70% who struggle with Impostor Syndrome, this episode is for you. Dr. Valerie Young, the leading expert on the topic, joins me to discuss why it afflicts so many men and women (especially creatives) and what you can do abo
If you avoid the money conversation with clients, today’s short episode is for you. In it, I share a simple way for solopreneurs and other creative professionals to change the way you think about money. This reframe will make it easier to talk
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