Fri, 25 August 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday takes us back to Episode 77 from April 2013.
Jason Hartman welcomes Zac Johnson, a widely respected leader in the blogging and online marketing community. Through Zac’s popular blogs, bloggingtips.com and zacjohnson.com, he has helped thousands of readers grow their brands and make money online. Zac shares his success story, including tips for gathering leads, the step-by-step affiliate marketing process, becoming a merchant, finding offers to promote and much more. He discusses using Amazon.com, Click Bank, and more to get the best commission sales. He also answers the question about how to pick a niche to focus on if you want to be a successful affiliate marketer.
A self-taught entrepreneur, Zac has been making money online for over 15 years and has been involved in nearly every facet of internet marketing, while also finding great success in the world of blogging. In 2007, Zac launched his first blog at ZacJohnson.com, which is focused on his successes and failures, case studies, industry news and guides on how to make money online. In addition to his own personal experiences, Zac also writes about the latest online marketing trends and informs his readers on how and where they could be creating new revenue online. Zac's personal blog currently has thousands of daily readers and has referred over $5,000,000 in new business to his advertisers and network partners since launching the blog.
Fri, 18 August 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 63, from July 2012.
Jason Hartman is joined by head of The Net Results, James Jones, to talk exclusively in this interview about Kindle and how to create direct profits. James defines Kindle Triangulation, which starts with picking the right niche by doing market research. Most books that don’t perform well in the Kindle marketplace are the result of a topic in which buyers are not interested.
Seller rank of 25,000 or less and a topic or subtopic with fewer than 500 available products is key to finding the best niche. James explains the math process used to determine that competitive niche. He also talks about promoting books on Amazon. The second side of the triangle is Book and Game Creation, and the third is Ranking.
Before Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Linkedin, or PPC…before spam was anything other than a lunch meat…before any human being ever uttered the words “Google” or “Yahoo”…James J Jones was making money online with Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) and Online Services by selling info products and computer supplies. Back then James found email to be the absolute best method for marketing his products.
In 1996, James put up his first website. Though he could only afford to work online a few hours a week, he saw his online income continue to grow. By January of 2002, James realized if he put just a little more effort into his “hobby” he could quit his job and work online full-time. So he made a commitment to do just that and by July of 2002, James was making enough money to realize his dream of working for himself.
Today James runs The Net Results — a company that specializes in developing leading edge software and training materials for the Internet Marketing Industry. He uses most if not all of the popular marketing methods to promote his business including: Adwords, Facebook, PPL, SEO, Twitter, etc. But email is still his most powerful marketing weapon.
Fri, 11 August 2017
This week's Flash Back Friday takes back to Episode 53 from April 2012.
For those new to podcasting, terms like RSS Feed, media hosting, and platforms can be a foreign language. Jason Hartman interviews long-time podcaster, Rob Walch, Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Wizzard Media/Libsyn, about his career in podcasting.
Rob talks about starting his first podcast, Podcast411, in 2004, which he began in order to teach the ins and outs of the trade to others aspiring to get in on this type of media delivery. He lists the best sources for statistics, such as Libsyn, Feedburner, and Blubrry. He talks about some of techniques of the biggest podcasters, who have hundreds of thousands of downloads per day or multiple millions per week, gives examples of premium content versus free content, and also the benefit of a podcasting service/community to provide media hosting, delivery, and track stats. He also stresses the importance of editing and professionalism to produce a quality show.
Rob Walch is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Wizzard Media / Libsyn. Prior to joining Wizzard Media
in 2007, he was President and founder of podCast411, Inc. Rob is co-author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” – Que 2006, which was an editors pick as a Top 10 Reference book for 2006 by Amazon.com. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies” – Wiley Press 2005. He has consulted on podcasting for Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs to name just a few. He was also a monthly columnist for Blogger and Podcaster Magazine – the first print magazine covering this new media space. Rob is currently Chair of the Education and Outreach Committee for the Association of Downloadable Media. Rob started podcasting in late 2004, and is the host of the award winning podCast411 podcast, where he has interviewed such prominent podcasters such as Quincy Jones, Walt Mossberg, Colin Ferguson (Eureka), Ronald Moore (Executive Producer of Battlestar Galactica), Phil Gordon (World Series of Poker), Larry Kudlow (CNBC’s Kudlow and Company) and Leo Laporte (TechTV, G4 TV).
Additionally Rob is host of Today in iOS (iPhone) Podcast – the first podcast about the iPhone. In the past seven years Rob has presented at over 80 events on the subject of podcasting and New Media including the Newspaper Association of America Marketing Conference, the US Latino Film Festival, the Corporate Podcasting Summit, The Association for Women in Communications 2006 Annual Professional Conference, Social Media 2007, New Media Expo, and Blogworld Expo. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Journalism. Rob was the Track Leader for the Podcasting sessions at the 2009 Blog World Expo – where he recruited 25 of the top experts to speak on podcasting. In 2004 Rob received his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He also has an engineering degree from the University of Dayton.
Fri, 4 August 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 37, originally published in July 2011.
On this episode of Speaking of Wealth, join Jason Hartman and Craig Duswalt as they discuss Craig’s RockStar System for Success. Learn how publishing a small book of tips can promote your business. Craig discusses why having a title is much easier than remembering a name, and he divulges his Seven RockStar Rules for standing out from the competition and becoming the go-to person in your industry.
Craig Duswalt is the creator of the RockStar System For Success – How to Achieve RockStar Status in Your Industry. Craig’s background includes touring with Guns N’ Roses, as Axl Rose’s personal manager, and Air Supply, as the band’s personal assistant. In his presentations, Craig shares numerous stories of his days with Guns N’ Roses and Air Supply, and behind-the-scenes encounters with some of the biggest names in entertainment; people like Bono, U2, Metallica, Queen, Kurt Cobain, Steven Tyler, Liz Taylor, Liza Minnelli, George Michael, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Robert Plant, Elton John, Gianni Versace, Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Navarro, Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Michael Hutchense, and a bunch more.
Craig was also an award-winning copywriter, working as a Creative Director for a Los Angeles-based ad agency until opening up his own ad agency, Green Room Design & Advertising, which was named the 2002 Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. Craig combined his backgrounds in both music and marketing, and is now a professional speaker and author, promoting his RockStar System for Success all over the country, teaching entrepreneurs, small businesses, home-based business and the self-employed how to promote themselves and their business by thinking outside the box at his 4-Day RockStar Marketing BootCamps every March and September in Los Angeles.
Craig Duswalt also speaks to corporations on how to market like a RockStar, to colleges about drug awareness, and at numerous seminars, associations and conferences, teaching entrepreneurs how to use outside the box marketing techniques to attract clients, and how to stand out from the competition by throwing televisions out hotel windows — Like a RockStar.
Wed, 2 August 2017
From a child actress on Little House on the Prairie to reporter on Fox News, Melissa Francis has come a long way. Now armed with an education in economics, Melissa has opened up in her new book Lessons from the Prairie.
Melissa talks about transitioning from a beloved child actress to a serious news anchor, the lessons she was taught by her director on the set of Little House on the Prairie, and the dangers we're creating in our society today because of our attitudes to handouts.
[5:20] Melissa's career arc from child actress to newswoman
[8:31] How Michael Landon taught Melissa the importance of personal integrity in your job
[12:26] You have to remember, in life, there are no small parts, only small actors
[16:40] Why our handout culture is dangerous for America
[21:18] The stories of Little House on the Prairie still hold true today
Fri, 28 July 2017
SW 289 - FBF - Using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for Your Social Media Marketing with Deirdre Breakenridge
Social media has taken the world by storm, becoming the most used medium for advertising, information sharing, and business development, with many platforms through which to reach and network with customers around the world. Jason Hartman interviews Deirdre Breakenridge on the changes in public relations, how to find the people you’re trying to attract, how to monitor your community of consumers, and listening and meeting the needs of your clients by providing more meaningful information.
Some of the most popular platforms today are Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Vimeo. Deirdre explains how to “listen” on the various platforms, including searching Google and Yahoo, describing different powerful software platforms that can provide this tool for bigger brands. She also discusses effective public relations monitoring for speakers and publishers, including being part of community chats, blogs, and forums in social media communities, such as Twitter. She encourages people to be and act like the thought leader, but to also be available to answer questions or speak or coach. Deirdre stresses who you are online is really who you need to be all the way around. Your online presentation should match who you are in real life. “Be your brand,” says Deirdre.
Jason and Deirdre touch on the subject of news releases, the changes beyond traditional outlets, including the ability to hyperlink resources and embed YouTube videos in your material. Deirdre refers to this function as PR 2.0, a more customized story that can be shared in communities. In the new age of social media and public relations platforms, there are many more options available to reach customers/consumers.
As these outlets evolve, several are becoming much more cost effective. Deirdre K. Breakenridge is Chief Executive Officer at Pure Performance Communications. A veteran in PR and marketing, Deirdre has counseled senior level executives at companies including Empire Today, Hershey’s, JVC, Kraft, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the World Bank. Deirdre is the author of four Financial Times books. Her book, “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations,” published in March 2009, is available in major bookstores and online. She has also authored: “PR 2.0, New Media, New Tools, New Audiences,” “The New PR Toolkit” and “Cyberbranding: Brand Building in the Digital Economy.”
Her fifth and most recent book, “Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional,” will be published by FT Press, a Pearson company in February 2012.
Fri, 21 July 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 71 that aired in February 2013.
Alan Levy, co-founder and CEO of BlogTalkRadio, discovered the power of the internet when he started a blog in 2006. But while he was learning the power of things like blogs, he realized that there was no way for people to have a live two-way conversation with an audience.
Alan joins Jason Hartman to discuss how the internet has progressed from simple blogs to live online formats which connect people to people instantaneously. Alan has some tips for broadcasters, and people in general, that will let you stand out from the herd.
Wed, 19 July 2017
Jon Benson, the creator of the Video Sales Letter, joins the show to talk copy writing. Jon gives out some tips on key words to focus on when you're writing, the mindset you need to influence your customers, and some specific steps you can take to boost your online sales by 100%.
[2:18] The power of the word "you"
[5:33] How one word can change the dynamic of your copy dramatically
[7:50] The big secret of copy writing to influence your customers
[10:43] How you create your customer avatar that you write your copy for
[12:01] THE biggest problem advertisers have today
[14:43] People want to follow people who have the guts to take a position
[18:47] Honesty is missing in copy writing today
[22:21] The importance of modality marketing
[24:46] Even the decisions we make that we think are rational are driven by emotions
[30:22] Jon's challenge that will help you double your online sales
Sat, 15 July 2017
Today's Flash Back Friday takes us back to Episode 43 from December 2011.
Join Jason Hartman and Facebook Marketing 101 guru, Brian Carter, as they explore the best practices to get the most out of marketing your products or services on Facebook. Brian explains how Facebook compares to Google AdWords and SEO, and how to use Twitter as well as an enhancement. He talks about the difference between a group and a page and how to decide which one to choose.
He also discusses how to use Facebook inexpensively and with the biggest impact, describing how to engage with your targeted audience and how to promote your page to get more fans. Brian shares many incredibly useful tips and breaks down the process into simple, easy-to-follow steps.
Brian Carter is a respected elite internet marketing expert around the world. He is known for his hands-on business experience, cutting edge insights, background in improve and stand-up comedy, which has made him a much sought after speaker and trainer. Brian is the co-author of Facebook Marketing, and has authored an ebook called How to Get More Fans On Facebook. He also offers a training program, called Facebook Marketing 101. Brian develops strategies and builds search visibility and social marketing fanbases for companies of all sizes, including Universal Studios, The U.S. Army, Hardee’s, and Carls’ Jr.
He has been quoted in Twitter Marketing for Dummies and has been quoted and profiled in such publications as Information Week, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Brian also writes for Search Engine Journal and AIIFacebook. He is a speaker and trainer for top marketing conferences, such as SEOmoz, SMX, Pubcon, The AIIFacebook Expo, Socialize, The South Carolina Society of Association Executives, and The American Marketing Association, among others. He is the CEO of The Brian Carter Group.
Wed, 12 July 2017
SW 285 - The No BS Guide to Powerful Presentations: the Ultimate No Holds Barred Plan to Sell Anything with Dustin Mathews
Dustin Mathews, founder and CEO of Speaking Empire, joins Jason Hartman to discuss whether long copy is still appropriate in today's society, how to make a presentation that will engage your audience and help you sell your products, the power of step-by-step processes, and many more tips to help you become more successful than ever.
Dustin's primary mission with his company is to teach people to communicate powerfully, unlocking their full potential, and guide their business into the next level. His latest book is NO B.S. Guide To Powerful Presentations: How To Sell ANYTHING With Webinars & Online Media, Speeches & Seminars.
[1:45] Is long form sales a dying art?
[3:51] One of the most common mistakes speakers make and the "irrestible offer"
[8:06] The 4 secrets of mass persuasion
[10:56] The 7 minute rule
[14:27] How to make a successful webinar
[17:42] The power of having a partner involved in your webinar