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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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Sep 20, 2016

Episode 134 “We Fire People Around Here…”

2:00

And We’re Live! Josh looks less grayish with his color correction filter. John says he wants overhead lighting to enhance his muscles. John says he is making progress with the decor of his office.  Derick talks about his behemoth desk move from an office to his apartment. 

11:00

Derick talks about his week taking care of his family and is sick son, and the trial of getting back to work. Derick talks about taking a look at the homepage of Watch Me Code. Derick have been researching and making significant changes to his Watch Me Code homepage. 

15:00

Derick mention redoing the framework for the website and reworking the backend of the page. Derick says he reinstated the monthly plans to some of the products on his page. 

21:00

Josh talks about the positioning of some for the elements on the Watch Me Code website, this will help them navigate to the features and services. John mention that some of rate icons are broken on the webpage. 

25:00

Josh thinks that Derick made some good improvements on his website. Josh says that he made good progress for not getting a whole lot of work done. 

31:00

Derick talks about a blog post about he thoughts on a topic of a blog post. Derick talks about experimenting with post footers. 

38:00

Chuck joins the call in between his conferences. John talks about getting attack on Twitter. Chuck talks about a couple past episodes he was getting flack on about his past contractor. 

46:00

John says that you can not have your cake and eat it too. The EntreProgrammer’s forum is very unique and honest about the things they share. John is glad that Chuck brought on a real problem that they, as entrepreneurs are dealing with and they deal with it the best way possible.

53:00

Derick says that the EntreProgrammers are willing to make a mistake publicly, and this in turn should help people  in running a business. Chuck says they need to be open with the people they are open with. 

1:02:00

Derick says that change is painful, and it sucks. John says they are here to service and genuinely love to help people. Instead, people should be judged on their real intentions. 

1:10:00

Chuck says that he is done trying to be right, and he is going to be himself. At this point he is going to do the best he can. Chuck says he is going to piss more people off and be John. 

1:15:00

John says to Chuck, your filth is public, and others peoples filth is private. Chuck share story about the things he sees in his personal life. 

1:18:00

John says he hit that same point when he was polarizing. Josh says this is another part that develops him more. John says people would rather hear the honest truth. John says he is proud of Chuck to take this on. 

1:22:00

John mentions that he is about to hit 40K subscribers on the Simple Programer youtube channel. John mention that Eli the Computer Guy is coming on the Simple Programmer. 

1:27:00

Josh talks about his current video recording methods, as he build up his video production. Josh talks bout their last weekend at SumoConf. and a presentation on making their fee money back. 

1:33:00

Josh says he is going to be looking for new ways reach people, something like an icebreaker to follow up with their audience. John talks about he experience with SumoConf. 

1:39:00

Josh talks about a new tagline for his business. I teach Software Developers How to be Cool! Derick talks about his goal for the year is to do an attendee talk at Micro Conf. Derick say as soon as they open the submission, he is going to submit “ How to burn you house down to build a better one.” 

1:45:00

John says that Derick is now able to handle bigger problems. John mentions the book Built to Sell by John Warrillow

1:53:00

Derick talks about lasts year’s mad dash to gain subscribers. Derick is thinking about send out  another discount of 38 percent to celebrate his 38th birthday on Tuesday. 

1:58:00

Josh talks about adding some features to help grow sales of products in incremental ways.  Josh and Derick talk about the prices tiers on their products. Josh talks about getting great feedback for Lewis, about selling a product. 

2:06:00

Derick ask about investment that he may have missed, concerning more marketing. Derick ask if he should hold off till his finance are solid. Josh talks more about marketing strategies and sponsorship information. c

Thoughts of the Week

Derick - Burn your house down to build a better one.

John -  Physical exhaustion is not good for you.. Sleep. 

Josh - What can I do that won’t fail?

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