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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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Aug 26, 2014

The EntreProgrammers Episode 27 Live by the Sword…

(Background SFX: Birds of Hawaii)

In recent episodes, Derick explains that he has several irons in the fire and isn’t quite sure where to put his focus. This episode reveals a totally focused Derick; and his focus is Signalleaf.

Clue in to this episode for major upgrades to the podcast site, Signalleaf.

And Josh is another focused EntreProgrammer, writing approximately 5,500 words, hoping to get it published on the popular Pat Flynn web log as a guest post. Well, did Flynn accept Josh’s proposal?

Josh implements a sneaky tactic on the email sent to Flynn; interesting is that Flynn is the one who taught Josh the sneaky tactic. Would you like to use this tactic?

Josh tells the whole story in this episode. Plus, Josh and Derick form a team.                                                      

Click here for Flynn’s web log: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/blog/ Maybe Josh is a guest! Josh elaborates on his relationship with Flynn and checks the Drip report. Should you clean your emailing list?

MailChimp appears to be headed for trouble. The EntreProgrammers investigate.

The EntreProgrammers dig into MailChimp; what’s it good for, not good for. John brings-up something that he is rather disgusted with about the email service – holidays. And Drip just keeps getting better. Would you like to visit Drip? https://www.getdrip.com/

Would you like the builder of Drip to appear on The EntreProgrammers show? Give your comments.

Josh has a moment of realizing who he really is brought on by a survey that he took through AdWords. And it leads into a discussion with Derick. Are the 2 becoming a team with the mission to market Signalleaf? What a team it will be.

In the discussion between Josh and Derick, the subject of content strategist comes-up.

 “If anybody is interested in a content strat-egist…” http://www.copy-cat.co/ Momoko Price has worked with Derick on Signalleaf; Derick highly recommends her.

There is big news about John’s book. He has received 4 and 5 star reviews. So, John will be adding a few changes to the book – in Hawaii – with the publishing date set tentatively for December 10th, 2014.

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Aug 18, 2014

The EntreProgrammers Episode 26 Freaks of Data

Ok, information freaks, you heard it here first; we are talking about the cutting edge of technology. Josh speaks about his experience of being introduced to mixpanel.

What’s that? You absolutely need to see it for yourself: https://mixpanel.com/   I’m the fast kid on the block; I need it now: https://mixpanel.com/pricing/

The EntreProgrammers John, Derick and Josh are broadcasting to you from Hawaii, Texas and Pennsylvania; the mastermind developerneurs begin with a weather report from each state, plus John invites one of his new feathered friends to the broadcast; please apply suspension of disbelief for the occasional audio delays in the program.

Josh completes his coaching sessions with John McIntyre who demonstrated tracking with mixpanel which turned out to be a rather mind-blowing experience for the editor. “My head was ready to explode afterwards,” Josh said. So, let’s have a listen to John McIntyre, shall we? Let’s check-out mixpanel! Wait! Entrust my information to these guys? Are you sure?

For those of you not familiar with McIntyre, this is now your opportunity to cash in on some professional advice. Here, he talks about “drop dead copy in email marketing.”

Josh is editor for SitePoint.com and considers McIntyre’s marketing podcast to be his favoritehttp://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drop-dead-copy/email-marketing-podcastand that speaks loud for McIntyre.

Of course, anyone would argue that information is extremely powerful. How do you get it? How do you know if it’s the right information for your project marketing? McIntyre digs into this resolution in Josh’s coaching session by showing the energy directed in mixpanel.

Speaking of good coaches, drop by http://Signalleaf.com to publish your podcast; Derick has the knowhow of a professional podcast and will coach you into professionalism.

With higher expectations in quality, podcast production has changed dramatically over the past 7 years and now it really pays to have a pro on your side. Tme, now, for The EntreProgrammers.

Aug 12, 2014

The EntreProgrammers Episode 25 Life’s Hurricanes

Josh is stuck in traffic and John is stuck in a hurricane – well, sort of. The weather forecasts are blowing things out of proportion, says John and another hurricane headed his way.

The mountains will stop this one.

Josh is still tied-up in traffic with no lap top and Derick isn’t sure what to do with his career. Does this sound familiar? Have you ever felt this way? What did you do?

Derick lays it all out while getting good advice from John. Sounds like Derick has a bit of his own hurricane to tame. What would you do, if you were Derick? The EntreProgrammers always appreciate your comments.

Derick’s question should be: “What should I do with all of this talent?” He has several things going, and it’s becoming a little stressful for this EntreProgrammer to be handling all of these projects.

Is he looking in all the right places for his answers? And then they take a look at marketing. It appears that you either market yourself, or hire someone to do it for you. Musicians have exactly the same problem – a musician and a promoter are both full-time jobs.

The EntreProgrammers show how this can be done.

Go in-depth with The EntreProgrammers to help Derick solve the “I’m way too talented for my hat” dilemma. And a nice surprise shows-up at the end.

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Aug 4, 2014

The EntreProgrammers Episode 24 Rewrite Sales Page

Josh gets into some serious writing techniques in another coaching call with John McIntyre. He is assigned the rewriting of his sales page.

Josh recalls “struggling” with putting together a “decent sales page for my book.” He explains in-depth how his writing comes together with information from his surveys.

So, let’s have a listen to John McIntyre, shall we? He talks about “drop dead copy in email marketing.” Josh is editor for SitePoint.com and considers McIntyre’s podcast to be his favorite: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drop-dead-copy/email-marketing-podcast

Because information for his book was derived from mostly his blog posts, Josh said that initially he was having trouble establishing “what need I’m trying to meet with it.”

He points out appreciation for having the survey data to better his writing approach for his sales page. “…showed me what people are looking for,” he said.

Josh was a little “bummed” when first receiving his survey information, but things quickly turned around for this writer. He read the information 3 times.

“And then the third time through, it was really weird, like, phrases started to pop-out to me,” he said. Once again, writing solutions are provided by The EntreProgrammers who share it all with you.

What’s this? Josh has been having so much success in his email marketing strategies that he actually gets a “warning” for Mail Chimps management. He gives all the details in this episode.

Derick, experimenting with live podcast-style broadcasting, gives his comments from a hipster coffee house playing live jazz in the background. John recommends that Derick should talk in a 5-10 jazz beat to make complete all analysis in his hipster-style presentation – as in coffee with the beatnik culture?...well, maybe.

John remains in California, soon headed for 2 months in “the islands” with his family.

Never fear that different locations across the globe will ever alter the regular broadcasts of The EntreProgrammers Podcast. John will be broadcasting from Hawaii, Josh Pennsylvania, and Derick Texas.

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