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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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Nov 22, 2016

Episode 143 “This Is Where The News Happens”

0:15

And We’re Live. Chuck says hello for NYC for Microsoft Connect. Chuck plans to retire for iPheaks and The Freelancer show in Dev Chat TV. Chuck talks about hiring a coach to help him get to the next level. Chuck talks about letting the podcast shows know about what they need to do with the sponsorship funds. John thinks Chuck should still control the sponsorship funds as the producer. 

8:00

John continues to talk about the control Chuck should have as the brand or producer. Josh suggests finding away to  split sponsorship if they host find sponsors themselves. John thinks that as a business, Chuck should not lose the sponsorship money, incase the show become super popular. 

15:00

Chuck says that he has another sponsor beside hired.com. Also, Chuck says that he is trying to hire another VA type person who can take over Mandy’s old tasks. John think this is ok for Chuck to do, because now Chuck has multiple roles filled at less cost. 

20:00

Chuck think he may need to hire someone to drive his kids to school and bring them back. This will give him more time to get to work early in the day. John says that he final got his shirts. Josh talks about almost getting fired over bad t-shirts. John talks about trying to get sample t-shirt before he pays for a boat load. 

25:00
John and Chuck talk about selling t shirts and other items that support their brand. This is about ways to manage inventory and shipping. John says he is looking for screen printed shirts, or print on demand, and drop shipping. 

32:00

Josh says he is looking forward to more shopping cast fun, selling t-shirts and stuff. Chuck talks about possible doing coaching as apart of his business or consulting. Josh says he enjoys working one on one with people, but he suggest selling 2-3 month block of coaching, for a coaching business. 

38:00

John talks about how he does his coaching and the things the people need to do before he started coaching them.  John says that for coaching business, Chuck should raise his rate if it is something that he is not sure about or going to enjoy in the long term. Josh suggest $500 per hour, and should not go more than 1 hour. 

45:00

Chuck talks about other formats for Java Script Jabber and way to grow the numbers. John says that he has raised his episode number per week to increase audience numbers. 

51:00

John talks about his Tony Robbins event and walking on fire. Chuck ask if the Tony Robbins event is worth going to. John explains why it is worth the money. 

56:00 

John say he is sending out an introduction email for the mastermind groups about team names and artwork for the podcasts. All this to kick off in January!

Thoughts for the Week

Josh - Audience is primary 

Chuck - Have a template

John - You are fighting against the universe or fight the biology. 

Nov 15, 2016

Episode 142  “Tall Caramel Macchiato!”

0:15 

We’re Live! No Sonmez. John is attending a Tony Robbins event or concert.  Derick talks about how his MacBook Pro kept crashing during mastermind calls. Derick said the main issue on the mac was a bad video card. It will be replace for free from Apple. Derick mentions that he likes the upgrades of the new mac book pro, but does not care for the touch bar. 

8:27

Derick talks about working on upgrading an older MacBook pro to make it useful for work. Derick says he had a great week at Watch Me Code. He talks about building his launch sequence for his Docker project. He also shares that he has gain some subscribers. 

12:00

Derick shares that he is going to give a 10 percent off code starting Monday. Josh mentions that he like what Derick is doing, because he is getting dual purpose on his material. Derick says that he is using a guide to help focus on the projects people need.

 

18:00

Derick talks about how he likes his new screencast mastermind. Chuck talks about a new mastermind he just joined. Chuck talks about a surprise in his bookkeeping that he did not notice. Chuck talks about where all his revenue this past year and talks about all the different services that he pays for to help his business. Chuck is looking into what he can cut for the new year. 

28:00

Chuck shares that he wants to earn over $200,000 next year. Chuck talks about hiring several people off of UpWork.

31:00

Derick talks about his usual Monday tasks, and task for the rest of the week. Josh asks about how long the editing takes for the videos. Chuck mentions using and app called Toggle. 

35:00

The EntreProgrammers talk about the work habits and ways to build a working routine. Chuck talks about how he does not want to lower prices on his products. Chuck ask how to go about this.

40:00

Derick talks about what he might do with the RabbitMQ bundle. Chuck mentions doing a beta sales for Get A Coder Job.

47:00

Josh shares a disaster a Simple Programmer. Josh talks about his emails that generated 5 sales.  Josh talks about runs a list for a person who is selling his book. Josh talks about the plan he created to help up the price and sales of this launch sequence. 

55:00

Derick mentions that he forgot to ask for emails, for the EntreProgarmmers Mastermind. Please give Derick the email you wish to use for joining the Slack groups. 

Thoughts for the Week!

Chuck - Get to work on the stuff you can control.

Derick - Make sure you have a good backup of your stuff.

Josh -  You can do so much more with what you have then what you are doing.

Nov 8, 2016

Episode 141 “This Is Going To Be Huge!”

0:15

We’re Live! Derick warns us he may be disappear due to his faulty MacBook Pro. Derick notices the John’s sound has improved. John complains about the labor cost for hanging pictures in his home. Derick says to hire a handy man so he can’t work for anyone else but you.

5:00

John talks about a launch he did not mention last week called, 10 Ways To Make Money Off Your Blog. John shares the details of the mini launch. Josh shares his mistakes and troubles with the links and launch in general. John talks about a death ray and check list… rant in progress…

10:00

John talks about how mistakes can cost thousands if you don't have checklists. Derick concurs with the need for organization and checklists. John talks about having use FireSub awhile back for task management and checklists. Derick suggest using the notepad app over building a complex systems of apps. 

16:00

Derick talks about his new mastermind and what the members are doing for work. Derick talks about how he had to preach about email sequences to his new mastermind members. 

20:00

Josh talks about the email marketing analytics of Simple Programmers’ launch. John talks about how their knowledge up till now is equal to an MPA on topics like marketing and creating products. 

26:00

John talks about how more sales pitched toward developers. But John is thinking about changing that information. John and Josh talks about how they are backing up their 100 dollar guarantee. 

29:00

Chuck talks about doing a beta version of a product. Josh share his thoughts on learning from videos verses reading a document. Derick talks about his view on creating videos and his audience absorbing information about programming. 

35:00

John share more on his Ultimate Podcast List on Simple Programmer. John says that this is a great list for developers. John says he actually wrote some code for the podcast list project.  

41:00

John says he is going to create the Software Developers Podcast Awards!  John talks about his ideas for nominations and creating traffic for this project. John is thinking about a 1000 dollar prize among other things. 

46:00

Derick suggests talking about the spin-off groups. EntreProgarmmers are shutting down the application submissions. Next in progress is figuring out standard operating procedures.

 50:00

Derick suggests that people begin talking with one another to get things coordinated while starting up the spin off groups. Derick is thinking that a Slack channel can allow people to start owning some of the task to create a podcast. 

54:00

Chuck shares that he has been hitting a brick wall with website and signing up for webinars. Derick talks about Docker. 

Thoughts for the Week

John - Consistent wake and start time!

Derick - Some times its really fucking painful to fix things. 

Josh - Focus means saying no to things you want to do.

Chuck - Get motivated..

Nov 1, 2016

Episode 140 “Dragon Team?”

0:15

We’re live! Derick talks about the new macbook pro, but might be leaning toward the new Microsoft surface. John thinks Microsoft bought out apple for new ideas. 

2:45

EntreProgrammers talk about how your keyboard will get jack now by the new virtual bar on the new macbook pro.  Derick has issues with the new power supply for the new macbook pro.He mentions that he has tons  of chargers for the older macbooks. 

6:00

Josh says he was excited about the release of the air pods, but they keep pushing off the release date.

8:00

John says he has t-shirts designed for Simple Programmer! John mentions that he also updated his podcast list.  John thinks his t shirts will sell fast.  Josh cracks jokes about John wearing small shirts to show off his muscles. John talks about the process of the podcast lists. 

16:00

John talks about having issues with Zaxaa and missing out on about 500 sales. Josh talks about  all the issues with shopping cart software.  John talks about complaining to the Zaxaa company about losing money and not fixing their software. 

22:00

Derick says he got 9 new subscribers since the pricing change at the beginning of October. Derick is getting a 1.7 conversion rate. Also Derick is talking about re-emphasizing the bundle sales. 

27:00

Josh thinks that Derick’s business will being growing considering the new information and pricing. John says that he should be able to keep up because of the new messaging on the Watch Me Code website. Derick talks about his client work and getting board with the projects.

30:00

Derick talks about doing client work and maybe an overnight upgrade job. John says to ask these questions by mirroring his client. John says that it should only be looked at as a job that pays the hours worked, and not to care to much at it.  

38:00

Derick says 11 people have signed up for the mastermind group. Derick talks about possibly using Slack group channels to help communication between the members. John says they need to review all the applications to weed out all the psychopaths. Derick talks about his snooping tactics on applications. 

42:00

John talks about deciding how to divide up the mastermind groups. Josh talks about doing a 24 hour challenge as apart of team building.  John explains his idea of how all the podcasts under EntreProgrammers will function. 

48:00

The EntreProgrammers  talk about creating a standard procedure or code of conduct for each group incase things arise.

55:00

John says he is excite about creating a EntreProgarmmers movement!

Thoughts for the Week!

Derick - Understand pricing structure.

John - Who you are on your worst day, is who you are. 

Josh - Very rarely are there silver bullets.    

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