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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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Feb 21, 2018

0:15

We’re Live! Mani is eating his mic and eating his iPad. Technical issues. Josh mentions to not having luck with bluetooth headphones. John comments on how the EntreProgrammer Sub-Group are above 50 episodes.  Josh mentions that the Seal Team rung the bell and tapped out this past week. 

5:00

EntreProgrammers joke of retinal branding as Mani’s logo is bright on the eyes. Chuck mention starting two new podcasts this pass week, podcast on Vue and React. Chuck mentions the frenzy on the new shows. Mani asks if Chuck is going to  hire people to run the show.  Chuck explains the logistics of how the podcasts work. Chuck talks about the Rev Share he does with some of the people  on the shows. 

8:00

Chuck explains how he pays people who run the podcasts. Chuck talks about working to get a bigger presents on Youtube. So good camera equipment is important. Chuck talks about working with his Business Coach  and working with first graders and moon landing technology. 

15:00

Chuck talks about working with one of his employees who does the reach out for conferences. Also, he is trying to find time to figure out what to do with the CES video soon. Chuck is going to be doing a talk soon. EntreProgrammers talk about BlockChain and BitCoin. 

22:00

Josh mentions breaking everything this week. Also Josh has transfer everything to the WooCommerce site. So all the products are in a new store.  SimpleProgrammer.com/store.  Josh talks about transition to the new site, and all frustrations he encountered.

26:00

Josh mention moving all the products in one day, but his is having to fix the “one click” button plugin. Chuck asks, about the t shirts. Chuck mentions that he likes the store and might want to move to something like this. Chuck ask question about the fulfillment or ship station that sells and ships the t-shirts. Josh explains how the plugin works to help fill the t shirt sales. 

30:00

Josh talks about the issues he had with digital deliver with Thrive cart. Josh explain that he had to send DropBox links to retrieve the digital products. 

37:00

Mani ask Josh about promotions he would like to do next. Mani ask about topics and timelines for the upcoming projects. Josh explain that they need a impulse buy type of product to hook the customer. Josh talks about a few topics that could help build this product. 

41:00

John explains the object to the product, that include information on the books Mani could use for this product. EntreProgrammer talks about ideas for marketing for Mani’s product. Mani ask about doing a course type product rather than a book summary. Josh thinks that doing more summaries, the list will get know him better before a bigger promotion. 

50:00

John talks about up selling, down selling affiliate programs.  Josh talks about LinkedIn courses and all the question he got.  Mani ask more abut information on the LinkedIn project. 

59:00

Josh talks about having to become John or John’s character for these upcoming project in order to sell the products.  John talks about interview Pat Flynn recently on YouTube. 

Thoughts for the Week

Mani - Keep the momentum with the customer when you have it! 

John - Embrace contradictions 

Chuck - Having a weekly routine…

Josh - How cyclical thing can be… refunds 

 

Feb 14, 2018

0:15

We’re live! Chuck having technical difficulties. Discussion n progress with the Mental Toughness project. There is testing, testing, and more testing. EntreProgrammers talk about the marketing strategies for this new project, price testing and checking the number of sales. 

5:00

Josh explains marketing tactics. John explains the promotion of the Bulldog mindset course along with the Mental Toughness project. Josh talk about the sells that took place during the promotion. 

9:00

John explains more on the marketing analytics, conversion, and the emails sent to the list. John and Mani joke about the 9 dollar product price. Mani talks about creating a subset of the product. Josh talks about the product he can possibly sell, but the cheaper 5-9 dollar products will sell as a promotional tactic. 

15:00

Mani, John, and Josh talk about Interview Cake. John mentions reading the Predictably Irrational book because of the interesting price setting topics. Josh mentioned that he is tapped out on writing promotions. Josh talks about strategies he has put out from John’s book. 

24:00

Josh talks about a possible new course about how to get a job, and statics on interested and disinterested customers on promotions. Otherwise selling to a very small group which might not be worth the time. John asks about growing product sales after a long flatline. 

30:00

Josh mention working with Podia, but needed to get some direction. Josh jokes about John being very knowledgeable about the numbers for someone who is not involved in the business anymore. Josh talks about having issues with permalinks. 

37:00

Chuck talks about turning off caching on his podcast website because of a similar issue. Chuck talks about his recent trips to conferences and encountering bad rooms and bad internet. 

40:00

Chuck talks about have done 20-30 recording at NG Atlanta for podcast purposes and youtube. Chuck shows the progress in his new PodWrench application and his plans on how this will eventually work with productions and placing sponsors. 

47:00

Chuck explain how inviting and placing new sponsor will work. Mani asks about listenership, and download numbers. Mani asks a question about CPM and pricing and how the sponsor slots work. More talk on CPM. 

56:00

Josh jokes about Baba, and how this new system is great for his business. Chuck talks about the evolving process with PodWrench and upcoming plans for the system. John and Josh say that PodWrench can be a great SAAS business soon. 

1:00:00

Chuck talks about the different stages to move the application along. Chuck says PodWrench is not ready for the public, but it is getting there. Chuck talks about the different areas this sponsorship process can possibly fill for other podcasters. Chuck says this could turn him into a marketing agency for the podcast as this project grows. 

1:05:00

Josh says this would be a great platform for marketing. 

Thoughts for the Week

John - Just hang in there! 

Chuck - Take the breather 

Josh - Treat you affiliate like gold 

Mani - Understanding numbers

 

Feb 6, 2018

0:15

Chuck joke about his glare and Mani is in a detention room. Josh talks about his wireless 8lb headset. The EntreProgrammers talk about the wireless headphones and the troubles with the AirPods. John jokes that Josh electronic trouble because he is like Powder.

5:00

Mani talks about his recent price increase with his product and research on keywords for branding proposes. Mani talks about change or rebranding based on Confidence and Mental Toughness keywords. John gives feedback on a book What Doesn’t Kill Us.

9:00

John talks about doing an AB test on the titles to see what does better. Josh suggest base on YouTube content. Chuck talks about long tail searches base on titles and words. Mani talks about the issues with titling Mental Toughness and Self Confidence. Mani asks John what he would like to use as a title, Mental Toughness. Josh, John, and Mani plan their attack with the upcoming product.

15:00

John talks about doing an interview with the founder of Quest Nutrition, Tom Bilyeu. John talks about Tom’s Youtube channel, Impact Theory. John and Mani talk about the net worth of the company and other details. John talks about trying to get Tye Lopez on the show…

20:00

John talks about the myth of Facebook advertising. John says show him a profitable Facebook ad. The EntreProgarmmer talk about finding someone who has profitable Facebook Ads. Josh talks about selling low price products verse high price product on platforms like Facebook.

25:00

The EntreProgrammer talk about webinars and facebook marketing. Also some talk about paid traffic. John talks about what profitable Facebook ads should look like.

30:00

Josh talks about the blog update in Simple Programmer. Looks like the numbers have increased and ranking boost. Josh talks about the traffic on their blog posts and the guest posting numbers. Mani ask a question about posts from 2016. John talks about guests post and numbers reached last year.

35:00

John talks about pruning some posts to increase the numbers. Chuck talks about his visit at NG Atlanta. Chuck talks about doing an interview on Youtube and podcasts. Chuck talks about how is camera does not have an audio input.  Mani suggests recording the video with a phone and having audio hookups.

40:00

Chuck says his Social Media person quit. Also, some work with Dropbox cleanup and moving files around to get organized. Josh chimes back in with numbers from last years traffic. Josh talks about the editorial team for the blog posts.

45:00

Josh talk about testing out the articles. Josh talks about doing keyword optimization and backlinking. John talks about the strategy with backlinks and getting some coaching on the topic.

53:00

Chuck talks about getting some big name for the first episode of the Vue Podcast

Thoughts of the Week!

John - Make sure you remind yourself of things that nullify your goals 

Josh - Believe there is a solution!

Chuck - Building Systems!

Mani - Understanding the customer journey!

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