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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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Apr 28, 2015

Episode 62

"Ham Is Made From Hamsters"

3:31 - We"re Live!

John is getting a Pulp Fiction vibe from Chuck!

Chuck is back in black, at Rails Comp! Chuck, slicing and dice with others developers and making a scene, enjoying the meetings, but starting to dislike being away at conferences. Lots of networking and marketing about Rails Clips and much more. Chuck says the take-way of the conference would be sponsorship and Rail Clips. 

The Entreprogrammers discuss the next step with marketing by email and sharing one others network to expand their marketing tactics, and a discussion about not stepping on toes when doing and receiving favors.

13:43 – Chuck's meet-up goes great in Atlanta, after the conference, dinner with a few true fans. 

16:54 – Derick, working on rabbitmq package, interviews, transcriptions and tons of valuable material for consumers. Josh asks for further explanation about the content of the interviews with the rabbitmq users.  Derick is writing a e-book of this new material - he mentions that there will be some discounts involved– and more interviews lined up to complete the package.  

22:57 – Derick is pondering on a pre-sale to generate interest and support for transcriptions and production.  John suggest pre launch content – leak out a few clips of material – and build up excitement about the launch. Derick plans a full launch sequence, first emails and them launch. 

29:46 – Josh suggest to Derick, doing a limited pre-launch sale – to about ten people at a discount price - this will be a beta product for the early buyers.

This is excellent advice from the mastermind – putting all their heads together to help one member’s success – which will eventually will great learning for the entire mastermind and followers.

 34:31 - Chuck suggest to Derick to setup two parallel sales funnels, to convert the JS community.   The Entreprogrammers talk about how to reach out the other language (code) communities with this product. Although a great deal of work it could be worth the time for those who want to learn a new language. 

41:15 – Josh suggest that Derick bottle up the energy he has for this project, and let it translate into his screencast that he wasn't keen on in earlier times. 

46:57 – Josh is still in parenting mode for another week.

48:18  - Chuck signs off…

50:00 – Josh is working on copyright stuff in the morning and take the rest of the day off. He is updating his website, and sorting through old information.  Josh is not having an easy time with AdWords, and redoing his LinkedIn profile. 

1:05:00 - Josh is helping build a specialized funnel for is mentor. Ton of editing and “leg work.” The team talks about when and where ads are most affective, also the revenue made from all the efforts.  

 1:06:00 - Ad space on websites, newsletters for passive income – John and Josh talk about providing Ad space on the webpages for various clients. 

1:08:00 - Busy times take John away from healthy eating on the one-meal-a-day diet. 

John is trying to get schedule for a podcast with Brennan Dunn.

1:10:00 - John is talking Kai Davis at: http://doubleyouraudience.com. This is an interesting service that helps promote your content to grow your audience. Listen to the interesting approach to his marketing strategy. John is thinking about getting Keith Perhac to do some marketing work for Simple Programmer. 

1:16:00 - John creates a badge system. Also here is some info about, Pretty Link https://prettylinkpro.com John talks about the use of this program for redirecting. 

1:19:00 - Josh suggest to John, about hiring and editor to manage writers. This will help to create a blog post per day. 

1:24:00 - John shares his Pages Views: Jan 127,000, Feb 163,000, Mar, 188,000 April 131,000, and Daily Average 5500-6000 page views. 

1:29:00 - Josh mention James Clear blog post, about, “The 2 type of Growth” and web about web traffic vs. production. http://jamesclear.com/growth-curves

1:31:00 - John is thinking about implementing the "Tim Ferris job application thing."  Then some talk about a text-editor shoot-outs and some training of verbal programming.

1:37:00 - John is starting to do transcriptions for his YouTube videos, thanks to VAs. Derick suggest to John to hire an editor familiar to, or from the journalism field. 

1:40:24 - John gets his Site Point article published, "How to Creating a Chrome Extension is Ten Minutes Flat," at: http://www.sitepoint.com/create-chrome-extension-10-minutes-flat/

1:46:00 - John enjoys use FollowLiker, http://www.followliker.com. He’s growing! John has 18.7k follower of Twitter… These EntreProgrammers are trying to understand the proper way TweetAdder was supposed to be used?

Tech Talk

1:49:40 - Josh is migrating to a new macbook, he question is if the migration utility was worth using? Of Course…

1:51:00 - John is due for a monitor upgrade – he no longer using to 4k monitors- John is think about moving to a curve 5k monitor.  Also, John ask the group if maybe the New Macbook and the 5k iMac are sufficient for his workflow. Derick suggest to wait for the next generation Macbook. Read the review of the New Macbook.  

Thoughts of the Day!

Josh ­­– The physical stuff always beat virtual

Derick  - Sometimes doing it your self is worth it, just to learn something new…

John – Dream Big. 

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