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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 22, 2015

EntreProgrammers Episode 83

“Penguins with Erectile Dysfunction”

3:05

We’re Live

John in no longer a nomad. John talks about t the bad review guy, still not a friend of Simple Programmer. 

11:30

John’s audio version of SoftSkills is now out. John is hitting about 100 new subscriber a month for the book links. 

15:42

Derick does 37 subscriptions for 5 dollar a month to commemorate his 37th birthday.  All subscriptions are sold-out. 

18:30

Derick once again announces his dislike for PayPal. But really enjoys the services of Strip.  

21:30

Josh talks about how Derick should create a developer how could create a plugin for the payment options. 

23:40

John mentions how Derick should rise prices. But mention how they can lock in the lower prices. 

30:00

John ask if it is possible to sneak more people in at 5 dollars a month.  Derick say he can do a discount code instead. John talks a “Name Your Price,” or some sort of “support you,” idea  or model. 

36:00

Parton account and freezing your money?

42:00

Derick is still holding up and managing to take care of his son and what business plans he has. 

43:00

John is thinking about creating a forum for about 50 dollar month. This will have premium  level people who are serious about marketing and blogs. 

44:00

Chuck give john some feedback about the communities and type of things to consider.  

 51:00

Josh suggest that John go through the Copy Chief forum talk a look at what they are doing as far as prices and content.  Josh thinks this is a gook investment. John want to build a passive forum oppose to actively caring for the site. 

55:00

Josh suggest a paid google or Facebook forum or discussion group. Or a group coaching program. John think he need less interaction. 

1:02:00

Josh ask what would be that ideal travel duration next time John is on vacation. John  goes into minimalist mode. 

1:09:00

Chuck talks about possibly becoming a media broker or agent to help blogs and podcast who want sponsorship.   Chuck is thinking about high traffic sites like Simple Programmer, and when it is worth he may help lower traffic sites. Chuck is thinking about ways to integrate tracking. 

1:17:00

Chuck talks about the sponsorship level he has on Dev Chat.TV. Chuck can’t seem to keep his Silver Level sponsors. John suggest that whoever leaves Dev Chat. Tv as a sponsor can perhaps go over to Simple Programmer as a sponsor. 

1:27:30 

Chuck brings in a bit of cash for the Angular Remote Conf. through an email reminder. John talks taking offers for sponsorship for Chuck. 

1:32:20

John mention listening to “The Martian.” John claims it to be a great book. 

1:35:00

Derick talks about blocking off time to practice and record episodes. John mention recording a least 4 hours a day.  Chuck talks about blocking off a day just for Rails Clips. 

1:40:00

Chuck talks about thing he would cut, like iFreaks and the Freelancer show, because they don’t pay for themselves. Chuck pays at least 900 dollars to produce the podcasts, and he needs it to have it bring in 3000 to pay for it’s self. 

1:45:30

John suggest to Chuck to pay for the Freelancers Show, Chuck needs a product to take care of the cost. 

1:53:00

Chuck talks about reorganizing his podcast roles. 

1:56:05

John mention how great Josh’s emails are written. Josh talks about creating more connections with his followers and audience. Josh is going after the Infusion Soft market.  Josh talks about a podcast he is following. Josh is talking about doing a monthly news letter to stay in front of his audience. Josh hired a coach to help him full-time to get his business running. 

Thoughts for the Week

John - Get rid of junk, even digital media.  

Chuck - People matter. 

Josh -  Get help, pay for help, it worth it.

Resources mentioned in this episode

Stripe

https://stripe.com

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