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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 9, 2016

Episode 103 “Panic Room”

3:20

Chuck talks about driving in bad weather conditions in Spanish Folk Utah, during an unexpected blizzard. Chuck tells us about becoming sick because of stress. 

6:51

John shares his blizzard experience in Idaho. John talks about the near death experience of coming within feet cliff. 

10:51

Chuck explains all the winter weather craziness was his whole week. 

11:32

John explains that homes are significantly more expensive than homes in Florida, but insurance is cheaper in California. Possibly because of the likelihood of hurricanes and tornadoes in Florida, rather than earthquakes. 

15:25

Chuck and John talk about hollow earth theory.

17:00

Derick talks about selling Girls Scout cookies, and posting a sob story on Facebook about the trials of Girls Scouts. Sounds like these Girls Scouts could teach Derick about marketing. 

20:00

Derick has a question about Sumo Me, and  talks about some email signup arguments. Derick wants to customize the way his signups look, but he is using the free version. Should Derick pay for Thrive application?

 23:00

Josh talks about really liking Thrive, when he used for the Simple Programmer project. Josh reassures Derick that the Thrive plugin is very customizable to fit what Derick want to do. Josh gives some detail about the differences with SumoMe.  Josh talks about setting up a welcome mat and using the Drip APIs, in the app. 

28:00

John talks more about how Thrive themes are better for internet marketing, and all kinds of features that cater to marketing.  John mentions the image compress feature and social media sharing. Chuck mention that these features are only available on a WordPress site. 

32:00

Chuck ask about how to use the Thrive themes outside of a WP site. Josh explains that Chuck could use a type of Landing Page.  Derick mentions he needs to pay someone to convert his SumoMe stuff to Thrive. Any takers? 

35:00 

Josh mentions the he fired an awesome VA, Nat. Josh talks about how his VA may have did research for his hiring process. Josh mentions that Nat maybe a go to man for their WP needs. John almost mentions a solution to the trust situation with giving out credentials. 

45:00

Josh talks about being hack and the venerability on the internet. Josh talks about asking his VA to document his steps.  Josh say he feels guilty, because he thinks Nat may have pull and all nighter for some up his projects. John talks about the issues with a former VA. 

47:00

John mentions he is officially moving to San Diego. John talks about getting a great interest rate for financing a new home. EntreProgrammers share some interest rates on mortgages and things they learned. John is excited about his new interest rates. 

51:00

John shares a  little bit of information about the house he moving into, and how he plans to use one of the spaces for a sound booth. Josh mentions it could double as a panic room. Derick shares the chaotic toy setup at his house. 

1:02:00

Derick mentions that Watch Me Code has been doing mediocre. Derick shares that his subscriber numbers are going down, but would like to keep above 425 subscribers. Derick is talking about 5 different series for his next bundle This would be The Node JS and Express JS Training Guide for New Java Script Developers.  Derick thinks this will be a pretty popular bundle compare to RabbitMQ.  Derick talks about annual subscription sales for the future. 

1:09:00

The EntreProgrammers talk about paying for a big annual price and how that affects the decision to purchase. Derick mentions he may have to put video games down to get some things done. 

1:17:00

The EntreProgrammers discuss opt-in and double opt-ins and ticking people off with emails. John mentions his new bookkeeper is doing a good job. Derick talks about how his bookkeeper is happy with his organization. Josh mentions that he needs a knowledgeable bookkeeper. 

1:26:00

John mentions that the YouTube Simple Programmer channel is growing with some huge number of reviews. Josh talks about new workflow in Drip.  Josh and Derick discuss the new features in Drip. Derick talks about Segments and how he uses them. Josh talks about the detail and insight of the purchases in the new features. 

1:36:00

John and Josh talks about the sales on Simple Programmer, from the How to Market Yourself and The Ten Steps courses.

1:42:00

Derick talks about how some one said his prices are to high, but does not need the money for consulting. Derick says he is just maintaining and not much to talk about.

1:46:00

John mentioned that his Soft Skills audio book version is out doing the book version. John gives some backend information on Soft Skills book and subscribers.  John is planning on a new entrepreneurial course. 

Thoughts of the Week!

Derick - Don’t prevent your employees from doing their job.

John  - If you don’t let go of what your have, you can’t get what you want.

Josh - Cut the cord and a lot of stuff… 

Chuck - Not everything has to be about getting where you’re going.

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