Ponds, Fish and Social Media
And We’re Live!
Derick is back from California with a little beach tan. Derrick shares his family Disneyland experience, had a great vacation.
John has found the catch to the T-Mobile unlimited data, only 256k in Europe. Traveling tip: John suggest buying a Sim Card for unlimited data and usage. John finds the biggest wireless network in Europe, called Three.
The EntreProgrammers talk about the fascinating accents of cultures and people around the world. John talks about the first impressions and people who have heavy accents. Derrick shares his thoughts of stereo types of those who have accents.
The EntreProgrammers discuss the natural reactions and responses people have been programmed with, when we encounter different cultures. We often make judgements base on dress, accents and loud opinions.
Derick call his team for advice on the RabbitMQ patterns email course. Derick needs help on the marketing strategy side of things with the email sequences. Derick is seeing customers opting in, but no real sales yet. Derrick is hoping this maybe because it is still a little to soon for sales. Josh thinks he maybe a bit early still.
Josh thinks that Derick should talk to the 10 or 15 people who have opened all the emails that Derick has sent out. Johns thinks that 250 dollars is very cheap for the benefit this package provides, so sales should look better.
Josh is shares suggestion to Derick. To sell as the package as business training material.
Derick has a 10.5% click thought rate and a small sample. The team decides that Derick may really have to ask his customers a few questions and get some feedback to help his sales. Derick talks about creating a funnel in a few more places beside Twitter.
John is going to help Derick get some leverage by having Derick do a guest post on Simple Programmer.
John and Josh have different views on the Twitter traffic. John suggests the book Google ads over Twitter. Josh thinks what could help is the targeting with in the channels Derick chooses to use. Josh mentions that advertising on social media like Facebook, is that you have to constantly watch and change the ads up to make an impact.
John makes the analogy of ponds and fishing to social media. John suggests that different lures are equal to the different kinds of Ads. The ponds themselves are the different social media behaviors.
John finally gets to share a quote he found.
Chuck shares that he launched Rail Clips, and has one pay subscriber. Chuck also, has put in place some advertising plans. Chuck mentions a small issue with the subscription signup. Chuck has plans with an episode in the bag for the project. Derick finds it difficult to signup on Chuck’s page for Rails Clips. Derick suggests some tweaks that Chuck should do to his Rail Clip page.
Josh asks if Chuck made any moves on the consulting project. It is still very early and Chuck has not gotten any responses. The EntreProgrammers talk about what Chuck has to do with his consulting project. Chuck is thinking about doing an on site training, 500 bucks a seat.
John mentions that Chuck’s podcasting experience is possibly the biggest by any developer. Chuck mentioned he has a new podcast that he is apart of, that is going to make a debut soon. Chuck bringing in sponsorship is probably the biggest source for income. Chuck is talking about adding more podcast shows to get sponsorship income.
John takes notice of the different niches that each member is growing into.
John got his royalty statement for SoftSkills. John thinks it will be a 5K a quarter income. John did a meet-up with 11 people in Dublin, and signed a few copies of SoftSkills. John mentions the heavy drinking he encountered at the meet-up.
EntreProgrammers Retreat 12-16th of October! Josh will send out email. Chuck is looking into finding a venue or resort.
Chuck is going to the Podcast Movement.
Thoughts of the Week
John - Be a gentlemen of lady
Derick - That moment between action and response, choose a good one
Chuck - Rather you think you can or can’t, you’re right
Josh - Nothing!