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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 28, 2018

John and Mani start the show poking fun at Josh buying a minivan. John talks about problems with the website forms on Simple Programmer. John mentions there were some issues with the content upgrade forms.  John talks about creating opt-ins for a new guide. John talks about doing his work for Simple Programmer for the year. John talks more about the content upgrade. John says this upgrade is a 25 percent revenue increase. Mani makes suggestions with pop upgrades.  John thinks this may triple the email activity.  John talks about looking at some blog sites. John talks about running the marathon and destroyed the time. 

Mani talks about buying sites and converting them into money making sites. Mani talks scalable businesses. Mani continues talking about Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins. Mani talks about other ways to increase revenue on book summaries, as well as the idea of bringing on authors. Mani talks about the idea of selling a number of books in the live session. Mani and John talk about getting an author to join in on the book club/master class. Mani gets some suggestions of authors from John.  John suggests ways to market that book club event with the author present for a live session. Mani continues with the live component with the book club. Mani asks about who they could get as the author. 

Chuck joins the call midway. John suggests someone like James Clear as the book author and live session. Chuck talk about getting some big names on the Freelancer show like Dave Allen and Micheal Porter. Chuck mentions this could be a type of case study for Mani. Chuck suggests lower tier book or author. John says he will email James Clear and help. John tells Mani how they should approach the session/masterclass and book sales from the point of view of the author. 

 

Thoughts for the Week

John - Double down.   

Chuck - Partial done is close to being done. 

Mani - Try to find out how to make your business scalable

Nov 21, 2018

John opens the show and throws off Josh. John shows his new Bulldog Mindset designs. John talks about using 99 Designs. John talks about trying to find a non-gangster look for the Bulldog Mindset logo.  John talks about how he chose his logo and merchandise for the BullDog Mindset. Socks are on the list for Bulldog merchandise. John talks about making a mistake with hiring a designer/WP helper. EntreProgrammers talks about design creation and branding. John talks about hiring a pixel artist and membership for YouTube channels. John talks about the audiobook final being out. Josh shares about capital gains and opportunity zones to save on taxes. 

Mani asks questions about his email sequence and how to optimize the chain of email for more impact. John gives some comical suggestions with USDA meat and such. Mani talks about the PDF downloads and how his audience is downloading them. Josh suggests ways to do email marketing. Josh talks about those making the sale on the book summaries. John and Josh talk about building trust on a product like these book summaries. Josh talks about how he does not like indoctrination campaigns. Chuck gives some suggestions based on his business. Mani asks for more about his email sequence. John goes with Mani embodies the result as a way to gain trust on the sale of the products. 

Chuck talks about creating a listing for show notes and development. But no one showed up for the interview for show notes interview. John chimes in on how he would go through the process. Entreprogrammers look at the posting and make suggestions on how to weed out people with your posting. Chuck talks about the kinds of who notes he wants for the Dev Chat TV Podcast. John suggests ways to look for the right person for the job. Josh talks more about hiring and interviewing. Josh gives suggestion on hiring local. 

Thoughts for the Week

John - Hire people for the jobs they are good at

Chuck - Coaches 

Mani - When something is working, go hard on it   

Josh - Coaches as well

Nov 14, 2018

John and Chuck talk about Google Hangouts disappearing soon. Also, finding out ways to do the mastermind call. Chuck talks about using zoom.us for recording the podcast call. Chuck talks about using repurpose.io. Chuck talks about some marketing and email marketing for the sponsorship for the podcasts, and get help from John to execute the plan properly. Chuck talks about working with another developer to help with Podwrench.  John suggests getting a sales person to sell sponsorships. Chuck talks about possible working with affiliates. Chuck talks about selling sponsorship for 50 percent off. 

John talks about waking up early at 6:15 am, and creating content and materials for Bulldog Mindset, and memberships. John talks about optimizing and creating content for YouTube. John talks about getting into Real estate and invest in some building in the local area. John talks about selling his options. John mentions hiring a coach for the next marathon. John talks about people taking the Bulldog quiz. John talks about creating goals for who he wants to become in all kinds of areas. John talks about the positive return on hiring a coach for things you are lacking in, rather it is in business or health. Also some talks about the upcoming audiobook, just waiting on Amazon. 

Thoughts for the Week! 

John - Use Coaches

Chuck - Productive procrastination

Nov 7, 2018

0:15

We’re Live! John mentions having to hop off soon. John mentions that Josh is not on the podcast because he was not happy with the result they have been getting with the membership drive. John sarcastically says people don’t want him back because no one is signing up for memberships.

3:10

John talks about kicking some ass as he is back to work. John gives a rundown on the things he has accomplished over the week. Mostly get stuff ready for the Bulldog Mindset materials. John says Bulldog Mindset is looking good. Also some good numbers on the quiz.

7:25

Chuck asks about launching content under the Bulldog Mindset brand. John talks about reopening the Simple Programmer website and other things that allow them to market the new products and services. John talks about hiring a pixel artist to create emojis and badges for the members. John talks about waiting on the new podcast to get approved and the ACX book.

10:00

Mani shares that he was working on automation and clean up things. Chuck shares how he is working with Zapier and other tools. Mani asks about Chucks email list. Chuck talks about setting up and figuring out what to do for his lead magnets. Chuck and John talk about the Affiliate Gauntlet. Mani and Chuck talk about selling products to his list.

15:00

Mani suggests using his list to sell products. John asks about the size of Chuck’s email list. John further explains the Affiliate Gauntlet. Chuck says he hired a developer to help build out Podwrench, to speed up the process. Chuck share his ideas about a course to teach people to get started with Rails. Chuck talks about creating a program along the lines of Developer Freedom.

22:00

Chuck talk about creating a subscription program that will teach developer to get into Developer Freedom. John says these ideas might be another brand and business. Chuck says all these plans are going to go under the DevRev brand. John says that Chuck needs to get the podcast production to run without him. Chuck talks about hiring someone to sell Podwrench once it is done.

25:00

Chuck talks about freeing things up so he can focus on Podwrench. Chuck says is a very excited about his work so far. Mani asks why he is excited about the new found excitement. John says since he has made the jump to get back to work he is excited too. John shares that he is reading the book “How to Kill a Hydra.”

30:00

John continues to talk about the proving yourself phase that he learn from the book. Chuck talks about how he has changed and how the things he wants has now changed. Mani continues with mocking around with the Automation topic. John talks about tweaking things and how he does things one YouTube to increase in other areas. Small tweaks everywhere leads to Huge impacts.

37:00

Mani and John talk about the effectiveness of emails and data to capture more values. Mani says email automation is the big scary monster. Johns says some of the most profitable things he has ever done, he did in an afternoon.

42:00

Mani talks about those who write a new email sequence every time. John says it is dumb blind persistence. John talk about the biggest losers in life are the people in the Menza Meetings. They don’t apply themselves, John says.

46:00

Mani says when you start to expect things to get easier, you are fucked.  John says that 10X Rule is a good book. More talks about automation.

Thoughts for the Week!

Mani - Expect it to be 10X harder

John - Find evidence of why you suck and not a badass

Chuck - Figure out why you are doing it

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