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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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Aug 25, 2015

EntreProgrammers Episode 79

 

3:05

Derick shares some Star Wars info. Watch out spoiler alert! Derick share some family matters with his mastermind group. Derick is trying to stay busy while taking care of his family’s needs. 

 

 9:55

John reports from London! Good transportation system and very expensive living. 1 and 1/2 times to the dollar in pounds. John shares he gym experience and their automated system. 

 

 17:35

Chuck mentions that the Official Angular JS Twitter account Tweets about Chuck’s conference. Tweeted to 70,000 followers.  The Unfollowers strategy is working for Chuck’s conference and audience building. Chuck is very excited about the positive feedback. 

 

22:40

Chuck ask his if his coupon form on his site. Should he move the form as to the sales page? 

 

25:30

Derick shares some information of PCI compliance with the sales form in Stripe and other sites. 

 

28:00

Chuck is talking about early bird ticket sales prices for 100 bucks and 200 bucks for regular sales times. Chuck shares his plans to get traction for the conference through LinkedIn and Reddit. Chuck mention that Rails Clip is picking up stream.

 

33:05

John has the guest posting stuff going, and feels his editor is good and doing things without asking. John is not to happy with his course being put in the retired bunch on Plural Sight. Considering that John has done a lot of work helping build up Plural Sight,  John has been ready for this to happen. John realizes he is playing in someone else’s sandbox. 

 

49:30

John mention the https://haveibeenpwned.com website. 

 

51:20

Josh has 33,512 new signups, maybe 2,000 for the old list for the giveaway. Josh is using Kinh Sumo and MailChimp for the giveaway contest. Josh shares information about him email giveaway tactic.   

 

59:00

Josh has a request for Rob at Drip. Josh talks about his email plan.

 

1:02:30

John share his meet up information and email issues. 

  

1:04:15

Josh does a trial run with a CRM. To do direct mail for his copywriting business. But Josh is still  happy with Drip. 

1:09:00

Josh talks about sales funnels according to Dan Kennedy.  Josh is trying to land Whales and not minnows.  Josh is doing guest blogging for the automated minnow side.  Whale side is base on networking, going to conferences, and manually  reaching out to them. 

 

1:14:45

John mentions the book, “The Ultimate Sales Machine,” by Chet Holmes. 

 

1:17:00

Josh is trying to find the stage he is in as a freelancer according to John Carlton. Josh says he is going to specialize in email marketing. In his research he found there are not to many email copywriter.  

 

1:22:15

Josh is working on working with the “whales” such as Dave Ramsey or Tony Robbins. At leash to niches that he could write copy for in his sleep, because he knows the market.  

 

1:29:00

Josh mention that finance and health are difficult niches to working for email marketing. 

 

1:32:30 

Josh ask Chuck about  AutopilotforLinkedIn.com and what it does. This helps the visibility for your LinkedIn profile. Chuck says to install the extension and going to LinkedIn and do a search by location and keywords. It keep track of who you visited and helps your presences on LinkedIn and connections.  

 

1:37:15

Chuck was able to make 30-40 connections on LinkedIn, and see everything else that he is doing. 

 

1:40:00

Josh ask if AutoPilot  breaks the service rules of LinkedIn. 

 

1:53:30

Josh mentions that LinkedIn is a good proxy for email. 

 

1:55:00

John’s profile has grown by a snowball effect, but he is not active on LinkedIn.

 

 

Thoughts for the week

 

John -  Don’t do low value things.

 

Josh - Get a USP for you business.  

 

Chuck - Get Balanced, make sure your bvdeliberate with things. 

 

Resources mention in this episode 

 

Autopilot

 

AutopilotforLinkedIn.com 

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