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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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Jul 28, 2015

EntreProgrammers Episode 75

 

 3:05 We’re Live!

 

John is coming to us from Belgium.

Chuck sporting a pretty cool Mic Flag. 

 

6:30

Josh shares that he is having a little bit of a tough time with his client. Josh shares his challenges with his marketing strategies, cost of clicks and conversion rate issues. “Eat’n Crow” 

Josh is going to scratch his July invoice and pretend in never happened. Also, Josh is going to try to take control of the SumoMe stuff for his client.  John and the team tell Josh can’t not be responsible failed marketing attempts of his clients business if things are not going well.  

 

20:00

Derick gives examples of his own marketing efforts that are not guaranteed. So Josh should not scratch his invoice for the month. The EntreProgrammers tell Josh there is not way for him to know the market ahead of time, so the risk is in the hands of his employer. 

 

27:50

Josh may drop this current client, but still want a referral for this client. Derick suggests to do the minimum and exist this job with this client. Chuck says to reevaluate his situation and maybe reorganize. 

 

35:00 

Josh relayed information that AdWords was not going to work after sometime. But, Josh continued with this project, until he knew it was not going to work. John tells Josh to ask himself if he is willing to invest in this project, if so it is worth working on the project. Josh is looking into another client who is not willing to pay Josh’s fees. 

 

45:00

Josh is talking about testimonials he has received from big names, and wondering if he should use those testimonials for future business.   Josh share more about a new client, who is not delivering needed material to get the project rolling. 

 

52:00

John and Josh agree that this is a great learning experience. The Josh will have a better idea on the kinds of projects he could take on. Josh mentions he may want to find someone who experienced what he is going through to get some coaching. 

 

57:50

John suggests that Josh should picking one or the other jobs, as far as doing copywriting.   

 

1:04:00

Josh maybe thinking about leaving or doing copywriting along with starting another entrepreneurial project. Josh wants to build authority in his industry and wants to fill his time with things he can do until things pickup. 

 

1:13:45

Josh is talking about writing copy for an amazon seller for 500 dollars, 3 paragraphs. Even in all the tough circumstances, Josh is optimistic and has the right attitude.

 

1:16:00

Chuck shares a visual of “Essentialism.”

 

1:17:50

EntreProgrammers Retreat! We’re dead serious now! We will take your money! 

 

 

The EntreProgrammers share their plans for the retreat. 

 

1:25:30

John sold the crap out of his sale! Without trying…

 

1:28:30

Josh talks about the new tracking links in Drip.  Chuck ask a question about Drip features. 

The EntreProgrammers discuss that features of Drip. 

 

1:34:00

John asks how things are going with the Libsyn features. Derick talks about how some people want to buy SignalLeaf. But he says it is not willing to sell, because he thinks it is junk. 

 

1:40:00 

Derick is still trying to figure out how to sell his RabbitMQ package. Derick shares some stats and marketing information on RabbitMQ ads.  Derick is running out of avenues to advertise the RabbitMQ package. 

 

 1:50:00

Derick is think about using AdWords for RabbitMQ marketing. Josh gives some feedback about the conversion rates, click rates, etc. 

 

1:58:00 

John asks if anyone know someone who is making money off of AdWords selling a digital product?

 

 2:01:00

Chuck confirms that signup for Rails is hard to find.   Chuck explains the madness of the signup issues of Rails Clips. But, he is getting great feedback about the videos. Chuck is talking to some sponsorship prospects. Chuck share in little bit about the Web Security podcast. Chuck is working on the recommendations the team gave him.

 

 

Meet with Chuck, 6pm at Coopers BBQ, Fort Worth TX  

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