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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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May 3, 2016

Episode 115 “Pike or Pipe?”

2:00

No John today! 

4:00

Chuck mentions that he has been doing WordPress development allweek. Chuck talks about plans for sponsorships and logisticaltasks. He is going to ignore all the advice from his mastermindgroups.  Chuck talks about the decision he has made with Mandymanaging the podcasts.

13:30 

Josh thinks Chuck should have Mandy document steps just in case.Chuck says he wants to outline expectations for social media andgrowing the audience. Josh asks how he is defining his role. Chucksays has change his title to CEO and handling businessrelationships. 

19:00

Chuck says he is going to do a kickstarter in June. Chuckmentions that he is the public face of Dev Chat TV, and that is thevalue he brings to sourcing business to Mandy. Chuck is thevitamins!

27:00

Chuck ask if he should get permission to monetize on the videosfrom the conferences he holds. Josh mentions how some people chargethe same prices on videos as the price to hold theconference. 

31:00

Chuck talks about doing a Slack channel for the conferencescoming up. Derick says to do a private channel for each remoteconference.  Chuck ask if he should use the free Slack for allthese remote conferences? The EntreProgrammers talk about the tiersthat Slack offers, and how the public uses it. Chuck talks aboutprivate add-ons. 

40:00

EntreProgrammers talk about doing taxes and paying estimatequarterly taxes. EntreProgrammers discuss finances since they havea firm footing in entrepreneurship.  

53:00

Derick is about to flip the switch to annual subscriptions for$350 and drop the monthly subscription.  Derick says he isvery nervous. Derick talks about the climbing views on his Watch MeCode videos. 

1:04:00

Josh mentions that getting Youtube coaching on lead magnets.Josh ask how to get an OPML file for podcasts.  Josh talksabout the traffic to the Simple Programmer sales pages, and emailconversations. Josh says he might rewrite the emailpitch. 

1:15:00

Josh is going to do an Ultimate Podcast List, but wants somedirection. Chuck says he should give specifics on how to do it onthe iTunes app and other players. Josh says he has decided to mergehis Sublime content with Simple Programmer. He is going to givepeople a chance to opt out if they don’t want the content. Joshdoesn’t know what to do with his Sublime twitter account. Dericksays to pin it to the new location. 

1:22:00

Josh has decided to make a product about email courses.  Hemay do a kickstarter for the project, not sure yet. Josh says hewill use it as a list building tool and sell in for 97 bucks. Joshmentions the people he can interview for bonus material. This isgoing to be a pitch similar to the work he done for “The 10 Step ofHow to Market Yourself” course. Josh realize that a project likethis is a great way to grow his email list. 

1:45:00

Josh talks about being invited to a webinar with Perry M. Joshtalks about the questions for the webinar audience.  

1:50:00

Derick mentions working on Watch Me Code stuff as they wererecording the podcast. Derick talks more about the new Watch MeCode changes. Josh suggests a joint venture idea to Derick. 

Thoughts ofthe Week!

Derick - Raise your prices.

Josh - You need a unique sellingproposition

Chuck - Simplify, and what you can’t simplify,automate!

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