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Entreprogrammers Podcast

Entreprogrammers is the podcast for developers that are striking out on their own! Join John Sonmez, Josh Earl and Derick Bailey and be a fly on the wall as they talk about everything that they are going through - the ups and downs, the highlights and depressing lows. Nothing is spared in this no-holds-barred look at what it really takes for 3 developers to engage in entrepreneurial activities!
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Jun 30, 2014

The Entreprogrammers Episode 19 My Mic

Mathematical equation comes into play when The Entreprogrammers answer Josh’s question about how close a person should be to her/his microphone when talking. John demonstrates what it means to eat your mic – oh, yes, and sexy.

John and Derick project a little more than Josh does, so it only stands to reason that Josh is closer to his mic. It’s good vibrations from The Entreprogrammers.

It’s determined that the same equation as used in gravity and magnetics, and the equation used for light can be used to determine the appropriate distance that a person should be from the mic to produce perfect vibrations. Then Derick – what is he doing, anyway?

The discussion goes to episode 18, that it was published; if you haven’t seen episode 18, yet, you surely must do so – John calls an emergency session to determine his life path. “You guys saved my life, basically!” he said to Josh and Derick.

John deals with marketing criticism from a potential client by describing the reality of marketing to the client; Josh adds that it is The Entreprogrammers’ responsibility to help people, even if the marketing strategy is a little “cheesy.” John comments that marketing research reveals, “Cheesy works.”

Josh gets into a detailed description of a change he is making in the marketing strategy used to sell his books; people are buying his books and Josh tells why.

Also, Josh interviewed James Clear who produced 72,000 subscribers in about eighteen months. (JamesClear.com) Clear is into good health and habit change.

Tablet, iPod, PC, laptop, iPhone, iPad, Blue Tooth – Who is using what? The Entreprogrammers tell us what they use and all about it. In addition, John goes big screen. Do these 3 Entreprogrammers ever use paper?

Stay tuned…links to software used by The Entreprogrammers, coming soon. You requested it, so you get it.

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Jun 29, 2014

The Entreprogrammers Episode 18 John’s Life Path Decision

John’s life path, now, is to be made with one decision. He needs, in urgency, the high-end advice thriving consistently in the weekly Master Mind Sessions of The Entreprogrammers Podcast – he calls an emergency meeting with Josh and Derick.

They quickly respond to John’s request and listen intently as he describes the dilemma that ultimately was born in the arena of popularity and success. Be careful about what you ask for because you just might get it – and more.

John’s series of successes brought several options – a decision has to be made and becomes the intense focus of The Entreprogrammers emergency Master Mind Session.

The emotional well-being of John’s family, now in the hands of The Entreprogrammers, is at stake, here – the subject of analysis for this episode.

An extremely serious tone ensues as the 3 dig for resolution. What will it be?

Lifestyle priorities of The Entreprogrammers surface in this deep discussion regarding John’s entrepreneurial dilemma; there is much to be learned in their analysis as resolution becomes recommended.

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Jun 23, 2014

The Entreprogrammers Episode 17 No Crisis Here

Where’s GetUpAndCode? Josh is a little saddened by John’s cut-back in the productions of GetUpAndCode. John quickly takes the moment to analyze the human nature living in a production schedule. John says, “Does it have to be so strict?”

However, the fans of GetUpAndCode begin to expect shows on a certain schedule. Derick, points at the fans, saying to John, “That’s their problem, not yours.”

Josh talks about having to take too much time to figure-out code; Derick, with 4 blogs on Wordpress, refers to Signalleaf as the oddity and finds himself struggling to get into its workflow calling it “too much work.”

Derick continues, “I can’t get motivated to write for Signalleaf because there’s too much work involved in writing.” Is he in over his head? What’s to become of Signalleaf?

The discussion then goes to whether or not good video production and editing is really worth it.

John talks about a newsletter he’s sending that describes the most popular person on YouTube – this person’s show from Sweden is cut rather roughly – “playing video games and making stupid comments,” John said. But, he has 25 million subscribers.

And the question arises, “Does production quality matter?”

John catches himself (laughing) as he remarks that The Entreprogrammers isn’t produced – when it actually does have a producer.

Derick is quick to undermine the producer’s efforts, calling him an editor, “No, we have an editor, he’s not a producer. We have a guy that just literally listens to it once to make sure we don’t say a few certain things (like this) and he tacks on the intro and outro and uploads it.”

So, the discussion comes around revealing that The Entreprogrammers aren’t at all really interested in good production – bad sound, bad video – it doesn’t matter.

The Entreprogrammers – not professional broadcasters - have asked their video producer to edit the show in this fashion which of course reflects the lack of professional broadcasting which is quite often found on the Internet, and perhaps, set video and audio back a hundred years.

The Internet gave license to the amateur hour of audio and video, although these amateurs may have something good to say, they just don’t know how to say it good – not from the Arena of Artistic Process. Only a small percentage of the populous has true appreciation of the extreme beauty which is only found in the humanities.
Jun 16, 2014

The Entreprogrammers Episode 16 Josh’s True Reward

John begins by asking Josh and Derick, “How are you guys doing.” Derick, in a Samurai shirt, says he wants to “Samurai something” not having such a great week.

But the ensuing discussion changes Derick’s perspective on rewards for his efforts. Josh chimes in and says that he is good. John then describes a talk that he recently gave to a live audience saying that it went really well.

Giving a talk like this one is among John’s favorite entrepreneurial marketing efforts; and claims motivational speaking to be his number 1 activity. Josh is quick to point-out that John is quite gifted when it comes to giving live speeches.

The Entreprogrammers begin analyzing what really are the true rewards for their relentless approach to marketing strategy, writing blogs, newsletters and books, plus the involvement in digital production.

Do you produce projects for the money or is your true reward in Artistic Process?

Josh tells a story about certain emails that were written to him which gave him more excitement having read them, than the selling of his book – Josh’s true rewards. Derick’s perspective begins to change – the Samurai cools.

Programming entrepreneurs usually have several “irons-in-the-fire” and at some point have to drop 1 or 2 (or more) irons – scale down appropriately. And this is where the Entreprogrammers take their next discussion.

Derick is quick to caution this behavior as the wrong projects could be eliminated. John is seriously considering a move to motivational speaker for software programmers. He is well received with reasonably large audiences.

Should an entrepreneur take any time off, or should she/he work straight through and bypass any opportunities for a break – obsessed with the project? The Entreprogrammers clear the air on this subject.

Josh talks about the cycles of creativity. Then passion is defined. What is your passion? Should you follow it? The Entreprogrammers go into great detail as to what passion really is – and is not.

Josh is developing and implementing new marketing strategy. He’s now getting over 20,000 hits per month on his blog. His new public relations path takes after another marketing genius in the entrepreneurial arena.

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Jun 9, 2014

The Entreprogrammers Episode 15 Tracking Conversions

John accuses Derick of being an amateur broadcaster. Josh spins off into analysis of his Tweeter advertising campaign with detailed ups and downs of his past week.

Derick’s week reveals pandemonium in the data base at Signalleaf.com as he quickly jumps to its rescue after causing Signalleaf to crash, but the show still goes on at Signalleaf and turns out to be a gaining knowledge experience for Derick.

And Signalleaf remains strong because of Derick’s programming expertise. Read Derick’s blog about ugly advertising works; he proves it in an isolated case study – good stuff.

The discussion turns to converting traffic with respect to Josh’s marketing experiments; Josh faces a challenging dilemma in that he is generating a great deal of traffic to his web sites.

But he doesn’t know enough about these people to understand why – with the impressive traffic – these people are showing such small conversion percentage rates.

The 3 pound on this subject to determine solutions – something the Entreprogrammers are quite good at. They demonstrate how research is extremely important in determining market strategy. 


Jun 7, 2014

The Entreprogrammers Episode 14 Headline Matters

The Entreprogrammers continue progress as they reveal how they achieved their entrepreneurial gains. Congratulations to Josh on his new editing position which he talks about in this episode; this truly is great example of the rewards that can be gained from hard work and Josh demonstrates this in detail.

What’s that; Signalleaf creator, Derick Bailey, is in the closet? Derick reveals up-close insight to home recording studios. There are many levels to the success of programmer entrepreneurship; John, Derick and Josh leave no stone unturned.

The Entreprogrammers reveal how successful this podcast has become – and in such a short time. No hype, here, just the facts. Derick reveals the Signalleaf stats which have become quite impressive – this is only the 14th episode of the Entreprogrammers Podcast.

Mathematical indicators in a business X - Y graph predict a huge success for this podcast over the coming weeks, months and years – in an arena so competitive that only about 20% of podcast productions actually succeed; consistency is revealed as being one of the key components.

The Entreprogrammers demonstrate genius in many complicated areas as shown in their approach to academic argument where they establish the arena of solution. John, Josh and Derick, through their example, teach and are helping hundreds become better programmers and marketers – bettering people make healthier communities – a healthier society.

These 3 entreprogrammers also discuss their contributions to charity. And John brings-up an extremely interesting point about character development and these marketing programmers discuss the value of appreciation in life and where it comes from in different levels of behavioral development.

Another topic these 3 go to is publishing and selling of books. John, currently writing a book, is on chapter 45 of 80 with strong publishing and marketing resources behind him; it’s quite interesting to hear him talk of behind the scenes developments that a writer goes through. Give your podcast a nice home at Signalleaf.com.


Jun 1, 2014

Entreprogrammers Episode 13 HuBoard

HuBoard creator, Ryan Rauh from Austin, Texas, is featured guest of The Entreprogrammers Podcast with John, Derick and Josh. Ryan talks about how long it took him to develop HuBoard which is “instant project management for GitHub repositories.”

Ryan also gets into legal issues that he had to address in his HuBoard journey; he tells a rather humorous story about the first lawyer he approached regarding HuBoard legalities. It’s a small world, folks. Then Derick talks numbers, declaring upswing in his WatchMeCode.net subscriptions.

The discussion goes to the advantages of Derick’s current entrepreneurial marketing efforts. He tells all with specifics on his capital gains which proves that what the Entreprogrammers do works in the marketing arena.

John recommends shooting for a $5,000 monthly base income; incidentally, so does Derick, who has just revealed having a great month in terms of income – excellent numbers. Focus of the discussion goes back to Ryan who itemizes his reinvestment into his HuBoard.com efforts and the cost and worth of investing in a good Freelance Designer.

Ryan gives details about the designer, his worth in Ryan’s venture and the importance of reinvestment. The group debates the 80-20; and in a surprising move, Ryan tells that he has put little to nothing into the marketing of HuBoard.com, yet goes on to report 69 sign-ups for this month.

The reaction: “Wow!” But Ryan is somewhat baffled as to this “grass-roots” growth. How is this happening? And Josh talks about his experiences with GitHub and what a difference HuBoard would make in “having everything in one place.”

Josh says, “It’s spreading by the word of mouth.” Suddenly, it appears that programmers have the same problem as musicians; they don’t like to indulge in self-promotion. The Entreprogrammers discuss their philosophy in regards to this somewhat awkward  behavior when someone has toot her/his own horn.

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