Fri, 24 August 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 55, originally published in July 2012.
Shawn Andrich, host of Gamers with Jobs Podcast, began podcasting before iTunes existed, when podcasts were only MP3s available on websites. Jason Hartman and Shawn walk through the changes in podcasting and talk about the current format of the show. They discuss the conversation of the show, which has four hosts and covers a range of topics related to gaming and gamers. One of the techniques Shawn and his other hosts use is video in order to signal one another so as not to talk over one another, producing an almost edit-free podcast. Shawn also explains they use Google+, using Google Hangouts, something less often used by podcasters, and how each host records their own audio track, which is then spliced together by the audio technician. He feels it is the best audio quality when hosts are in different locations. Other topics Jason and Shawn cover includes advertising, going into detail about why advertisers don’t like to advertise on podcasts, and donation drives that work very well to draw community support. They wrap up the interview with great advice on producing a successful podcast.
Gamers With Jobs is the brainchild of Shawn Andrich and Sean Sands, both gamers who, oddly enough, didn’t have “real” jobs when they launched the site years ago. It began as a news site with a forum, and evolved into what you see today: a safe haven for all the girls and guys who grew up with games and have families to feed and bills to pay. Seeing that news wasn’t really getting the job done, Gamers With Jobs became the premier independent editorial site and community you see today. A cornerstone of the site, the Gamers With Jobs Conference Call prides itself on a professional-quality production that rivals that of many commercially produced podcasts. Featuring some of the very same writers from the front page, the podcast brings you smart, in-depth discussion about the latest games, issues and design quandaries of the day. We are also very fortunate to have regular guests like Ken Levine, Jeff Green, Shawn Elliott, Soren Johnson, John Carmack and others on the show. The host of the show, Shawn has been working on gaming websites for over a decade. Before the Conference Call, he was co-host on the GWJ Radio podcast and the short-lived Escapist Radio show. He plays games on every platform and in nearly every genre. His loathing for WoW and what it has done to otherwise interesting people is legendary.
Fri, 17 August 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 147, originally published in June 2014.
Joel Comm is the New York Times best-selling author of, "The AdSense Code: What Google Never Told You about Making Money with AdSense." He's also the author of the new, "So What Do YOU Do: Discovering the Genius Next Door with One Simple Question," and former host and Executive Producer of "The Next Internet Millionaire."
Comm has been doing business online since the beginning of the world wide web. He discusses how the online sales space has evolved and how he teaches people to make money with their websites. Comm then talks about how the average person can leverage the power of social media.
Comm finally talks about the importance for businesses to be active on apps. He created the iFart app and explains what it is. Find out more about Joel Comm at www.joelcomm.com.
Joel Comm is an entrepreneur, NY Times bestselling author, and new media innovator. An expert on harnessing the power of social media and mobile applications to expand your brand's reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create a new media campaign that will explode their business.
Fri, 10 August 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 164, originally published in September 2014.
Doug Tucker is the Managing Director of the leading international sales training organization, Sales Commando and author of the new book, ‘Sales Commando: Unleash Your Potential.’ He joins the podcast to discuss how important old selling is versus digital and online marketing and selling.
Tucker shares tips for finding prospects, engaging clients and getting referrals. He talks about why the word "selling" is considered dirty in some countries.
Tucker's book, "Sales Commando: Unleash Your Potential," has really taken off in new and emerging markets such as the UAE, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. Tucker explains why and also speaks about why his business is in Dubai.
Tucker then shifts gears and talks about younger workers and the gulf between the employment expectations of graduates and the expectations of potential employers. He thinks universities need to better equip students to find suitable employment once they have graduated by adding real-world training as part of the university course structure.
Thu, 9 August 2018
In this 10th episode interview, Jason talks with serial entrepreneur Peter Sage, author of 5 Keys to Master Your Life, about his recent 6 month stay in jail and how he was able to use that as a teaching (and learning) experience for himself, the inmates, and his students.
The two touch on the importance of identity, the need for ego strength & ego drive, what drives people, and more.
[2:48] Peter's latest "adventure" that landed him in jail
[7:14] Identity plays a huge part in how you deal with life
[13:05] Peter's idea of a "contrast frame"
[15:22] Why do people give up at the first sign of adversity? The difference between ego strength & ego drive
[17:32] Most people are driven by G.O.O.P.
[21:55] We need to learn how to love more
Fri, 3 August 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 185, originally published in February 2015.
Jason Hartman sits down with Jeff Berry for today's Speaking of Wealth show. Jason does a quick 16 minute interview with Jeff to talk about his company, Colloquy and why small businesses should adopt loyalty programs. Jeff talks about how loyalty programs help you understand the customer better and how they can also help you tailor your business to your best customer's needs on today's episode.
1:10 – Jeff's company, Colloquy, is actually a word. Jeff talks about what the word means.
4:50 – Small businesses are often closer to their clients and these businesses might not see the value of adopting a loyalty program.
6:55 – Learning about what the customer wants is just as important for a large business as it is for a small business.
9:40 – If you take your loyalty program digital, you'll be able to learn more about the customer and their needs.
11:30 – Where's the future headed with loyalty programs? Jeff explains in this segment.
15:30 – It's free to subscribe to Colloquy.
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Fri, 27 July 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 201, originally published in May 2015.
Brian Kane is the host of ProfitCast and an avid podcaster. He has a background in radio and shares tips to Jason's audience on how you can be a better podcaster, remove those filler words, get listener loyalty and engagement, and much more on today's show.
[1:35] How can podcasters gain listener loyalty? Brian has five ways.
[10:10] Jason finally started asking his listeners personally for reviews.
[12:30] Find the common enemy with our listeners.
[17:20] Give honest reviews on iTunes instead of five star reviews.
[22:35] iTunes is implementing consequences for shows that have 'too many' reviews.
[26:45] Brian has tips on how to reduce your filler words.
[28:40] What's a good podcast format?
[33:50] Put yourself in the seat of the listener and ask yourself if this is a show you want to listen to.
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Wed, 25 July 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Aaron Muller, founder of Lifestyle Business Owner Academy and owner of 8 multi-million dollar companies, about how to go about properly buying a business and what you can do to set that company up to where you don't have to work in it.
Everyone dreams of making money while not being involved in their business, but the process of actually getting to that point can be intimidating. Aaron, however, has figured out a way to get out of that rut and will happily tell you how.
[2:06] How to buy a good business you don't have to work in every day
[6:41] What you should do as the owner to check up on your CEO after hiring
[10:29] Some marketing tips to reduce your cost per lead
[12:45] Where's the best place to look for a business to buy?
[17:56] What do you do for the contract when you're ready to buy the business
Fri, 20 July 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 177, originally published in December 2014.
Former online guru, Ryan Moran, joins Jason Hartman to talk about the pitfalls and success of working with marketing and info-publishing in this Internet-fueled world. They discuss topics such as how to optimize product selection and sales on Amazon, as well as how you can use other people’s actions as a chance to work out what’s best for your business.
[3:58] Passive income streams are always best when there’s no correlation between time invested and money gained
[6:02] If you’re selling with Amazon, be sure to think clearly about how you want your products conveyed
[10:01] Ryan Moran gives some of his more specific strategies for success which worked for him
[16:13] Look at what everyone else is doing and work out what you can do differently
[18:17] Like with Google, there are a few key ways to working through Amazon’s algorithm
[22:22] Before you even think about selling strategies, you need to ask some questions to optimize your product selection
[27:38] Think about the lifestyle you envisioned and stick to that. Don’t lose your purpose
[30:12] The longer your vision of success, the more successful you will be
Fri, 13 July 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 206, originally published in June 2015.
Lori Cheek has faced the sharks on Shark Tank and tells Jason about her experience. She shares her story from the beginning of the application process to the end when the show was aired. She talks about what her business is about and where it is today after she survived the sharks.
[2:30] What is the Shark Tank application process?
[5:30] Shark Tank requires you to produce a five minute video of yourself during the application process
[11:25] She couldn't talk about Shark Tank to her friends, family, and even the other contestants on the show
[13:55] Lori talks about what it was like facing the sharks
[18:00] What's Lori's business about?
[19:40] Once the sharks heard Lori's numbers, they didn't want to go further
[23:00] Shark Tank doesn't take equity from your business anymore
[24:20] The day after the show aired, Lori received so many visitors on her website
[26:05] Where is Lori's business today?
Fri, 6 July 2018
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 213, originally published in September 2015.
Jim Beach is the founder of School for Startups and former Professor at Georgia State University. He was the co-founder and CEO of American Computer Experience of Atlanta, which became the world's largest technology training company for children. He talks with Jason about the entrepreneurial bet with his students, how creativity is overrated in entrepreneurship and how he recommends getting started.
[5:15] "I walked into class one day with a prototype ottoman, and we cut it in half to see what it looked like on the inside."
[10:17] Find out Jim's definition of entrepreneur that frees you
[14:45] Learn what you actually have to have passion for to be a successful entrepreneur
[19:45] Hear how Jim's friend started a successful used car business with just $12,000