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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 20, 2021

We’re Live, Chuck is currently having some issues with his entrepreneurial process, he’s lacking motivation and actually is just doing the steps without the proper angle, so the outcome is not being the best.

 

He has an interesting conversation with Mani about this issue and brings to the table that your process is not going to work only with a flawless strategy and a routine, there has to be a dedicated person over the whole thing in order to function properly.

 

Thought of the week 

 

Chuck - “I have planed what I have to do, I know what I have to do. I just have to get up and do it no matter what”

Jul 13, 2021

We’re Live. One of the main concerns of any entrepreneurship is the niche. This is a 

decision that has to be made on day one before starting off, based on this the whole strategy will move accordingly. Word of advice, the specific the niche the better.

 

Once this process is completed, then you got to start mapping out your ideal customer to actually capture those that belong to the niche that you’re working with, this can be tiresome as Chuck explains but it’s a basic move.

 

Thought of the week 

 

John - “You won’t believe the specific content you can find on Youtube.

Jul 6, 2021

We’re Live. It’s a fact that people when committing to a program or something, in particular, want quick results. In the area of Coaching, clients can go away if the results are not seen or the value of the program in a very short time, they tend to feel disappointed and just leave.

 

This is a natural behavior, people have the need to grab on to something every step of the way/ Chuck is having this issue at the moment, and Mani gives great advice on how to solve this.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “This Quick results can make the difference between staying or not”



Jun 29, 2021

We’re Live. Selling Memberships is hard, there’s no doubt about it. According to Mani the secret here is to get the client to use your product, that’s it. Once they are there they are hooked up.

 

And that’s the mission of entrepreneurship, you need to offer a product that keeps the client coming in, which obviously is not an easy task. This involves a lot of testing and the most difficult part is that, people are always changing, so basically this process never stops.

 

Thought of the week 

 

Mani - “People always likes the new angle, the new sale”

Jun 22, 2021

We’re Live. The guys start an interesting conversation based on where to apply their efforts with the number of resources that always keep flowing in, Chuck is currently having some issues because the business is not reflecting well on the revenue.

Is not a problem of Traffic, all the effort must be mapping out to money in your pocket, the recommendation here is to use the resources exactly where the problem is and make sure is not wasted on something that will not solve the issue.

Thought of the week

John - “This is an 80/20 solution once you apply this correctly you will solve the revenue issue”

Jun 15, 2021

We’re Live. Getting things is definitely the core factor when you’re an entrepreneur. The guys talk recently about focus blocks that have really helped improve this process, today brings up something extremely important.

 

High-quality leisures are activities outside of work (no matter what they are) that bring some form of creativity or positive reinforcement. For example a hobby or working out. This is something that most of the people that start a business don’t bare in mind.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “This is the main reason why people are not being productive, time is being wasted on crap every time”

Jun 8, 2021

We’re Live. Chuck starts off with some issues he’s got with getting people to actually convert to clients, emphasis on doing a headline that will capture the person without even seeing the complete landing page is the key here.

 

Focus is the main issue here, the conversation segways to this topic which is mani current project and it’s working wonders with everybody including the guys. Chuck is using it also John and the levels of productivity are through the roof.

 

Thought of the week 

 

Mani - “If the person does not focus on the headline, by the time it gets to the questionnaire this person is long gone”.

 

May 25, 2021

We’re Live. The guys start off smoothly to a subject that seemed not that important but in the end, it makes you feel safe as entrepreneurs and it is a recurring payment.

 

Chuck talks about he usually takes sponsorships under contract for a number of episodes of the podcast,.then has to go through this process again to keep this ongoing client.

 

This actually makes no sense, not for Chuck or the client. Mani offers some thought on how to change this, building up offers that will end up in monthly payments with various benefits depending on the hierarchy of the contract. This keeps the client happy and the money flowing every month.

 

Thought of the week 

 

Mani - “ I Would take the 15 thousand offer with benefits over the 20 thousand offer any day, it gives incentive”

May 18, 2021

We’re Live. Mani starts off by saying that he has launched a new business. It is definitely a different and exciting concept. As we know Mani likes to experiment with new things to get the best outcome possible.

 

There’s a serious issue on possible clients that have not been taken care of is that intentions must constant in order to get accountability, commitment needs to be serious enough to carry through.

 

Focus is the main key here, this new system will make you maintain focus for as long as you want.

 

Thought of the week 

 

Mani - “You enter with clear intentions and get out with clear intentions that’s the beauty of it”

May 11, 2021

We’re Live. First Off, there’s a nice retrospective about how long these guys have been doing Podcast shows, a long time indeed more than 10 years which is incredible taking into account how much the programming community has changed.

In Other Topics, Chuck brings out that in sales call he realizes that he has to speak less, which is definitely Ironic. According to Mani, this makes total sense because you need to start listening carefully to what your possible client needs in order to Deliver the Best Possible Outcome.

 

Thought of the Week 

 

Mani - “There’s a huge difference in being a Doctor and Being the salesperson”

Apr 27, 2021

We’re Live. Chuck Starts by saying to the guys that during a business trip to Nashville, some things that happened there made him realize that his business’s focus has not been in the right place the whole time.

 

His Business is based on Technology but it needs to be focused on relationships, that’s where everything happens not on the technical side of things, at the beginning of most entrepreneurship this would be a common ground but the only way to build up your business is founding those relationships that make the difference.

 

Thought of the week

 

Chuck - “There’s always so much going on that sometimes you kind of miss the point of having a business”

Apr 13, 2021

We’re Live. Mani brings up a subject that is really interesting and very important if you are planning on becoming an entrepreneur. There are literally thousands of courses and coaches that will teach you how to get your business going and hundreds of things that you have to do at the same time in order for it to work.

 

Yes, this has to be done, but the most important thing in this whole process is actually doing the right thing at a specific time, the only way to do this is sequencing.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “Doing the right thing is a million time more important than doing it right” 

Apr 6, 2021

We’re Live. Chuck starts off with something that has been in his mind for the last couple of 

weeks, he feels that from a certain point of view he has not fought for something with everything he’s got because all of his life that need was never there.

 

It’s not that he’s been doing things wrong, it’s the feeling that there is more to it if Chuck actually puts up to it. This is Basically John Cup of tea, and the recommendation was simple.

 

John treats everything he does like life or death situations, which means the mindset es based on doing something with the feeling of a huge risk you just have to give it all.

 

Thought of the week

 

John - “You Can’t control your results, your results are not yours. What you can control is your actions”

Mar 30, 2021

 

We’re Live..Mani starts off sharing with the guys an anecdote of a technique he learned to actually lose the minimum amount of money during the test phase when segmenting an audience.

 

The usual steps were testing to a broad audience, get the data, and then narrow the audience to get the proper response, this technique does work but it has some failure points which including losing money and even losing the whole focus.

 

Being patient is key here, the idea is to start really narrow with a surgical selected segment of the audience and test there, make it work, and then gradually make small increments. It may seem slow at first but is for sure the safest way to get an organic audience.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani -” By the time you get the data, if you get the data correctly you may lose your shirt”

 

Mar 23, 2021

We’re Live. This week Mani explains to the guys the whole process that he has been working on for the last couple of weeks, and it has been quite a journey. He has been going through a transformation on how he’s doing things, some of the stuff is experimental but most of it has been improved versions of old techniques for placing Ads.

 

Basically what Mani explains is that he’s now in charge of so many details during the process that it can be overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it, you will actually see where each dollar is coming in, and it’s incredibly worth it.

 

Thought of the week 

 

Mani - “There’s a huge difference between a Lazy Marketer and an Attentive Marketer”

Mar 16, 2021

 

We’re Live. John starts off the conversation with a boom, he’s looking to Sale Simple Programmer. No surprise it is actually something that was predicted because he’s entirely focused on other stuff at the moment.

 

In Other Topics, Mani’s experiment with ads was a complete success, numbers are coming in and as he says it is organic and stable which is the kind of business he always runs, tells the difference between having explosive success and the need for security in other for it to be long term.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “A converter sales page does what it’s supposed to be doing”’

Mar 2, 2021

We’re Live. Starts off with some good news from his Masterclass, better numbers than expected, he;s at a point that he can raise the price on the masterclass which is great.

Only to find that sweet spot where people keep coming in and keeping the audience that really wants to stay and take advantage of the content.

 

In other topics, the guys have a nice conversation about stuff that really needs time to do and how is always beneficial to hire someone specifically for that job. For Example, John hired someone just to do analytics which is extremely important but it takes a lot of time to do.

 

Thought of the week

 

John - “There’s an easy way to get famous these days, and it’s really quick. It’s called being canceled”

Feb 23, 2021

 

We’re live. John and Mani have a nice talk about branding which Mani is thinking of do major changes to his. New Logo, Color s chem, the whole nine yards. This a crucial step in the wholesale scenario.

 

It basically means you are professional and doing business, that’s what the branding is going 

to represent, otherwise, it doesn’t matter how good the copy is or your content. This is how people see you. 

 

Thought of the week

 

John - “I really like it when colors pop and get your attention, but everything else is easy on the eyes”

Feb 16, 2021

We’re Live. Chuck and Mani start off the conversation by talking about their workspace and how important it is to separate work from home, it may sound simple but it makes such a big difference in the productivity levels that is just amazing. It’s the difference between normal work and amazing work.

 

Coming back to the Mastermind project that Chuck is going at the moment, there’s an interesting back and forth with Mani on how to approach the sales conversation that will definitely capture the client, how to maintain the flow of conversation, and always keep it interesting.

 

This is essential on sales, it is basically convincing the prospect why he needs the product.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “You always need to know how much money the client is making in his current job”



Feb 9, 2021

We’re Live. Chuck and /mani start off checking up their sales pages approach, both basically have the same program which is a Mastermind program, a high ticket product that requires specific language or approach if you will, to capture that specific client.

 

This has to be evolving every time, for example, Mani on his program had a Sales page with a copy that was focused on warm people, now he’s looking to change this for cold people.

 

What the guys are trying to say is that there is no master formula for this, it always has to be customized.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “Who knew that weather could have that effect”

Feb 2, 2021

 

We´re Live. Chuck and John start off with the most recent events on the stock market, which was something that nobody expected it was even possible, but they did it.

 

This is what a revolution is, this represents the great deal of control that people can have only if they organized on go against the system. The storming of the capitol was nothing next to this.

 

This is something is going to the history books for sure.

 

Thought of the Week

 

John - “This is going to change the financial industry”

Jan 26, 2021

We´re Live. Chuck is currently doing a second take on his product getting the new emails the 2nd go, it definitely showed improvement but there´s still room for improvement.

 

One of the main reasons the emails are not fully working is because they are not creating a sense of value. This is crucial in order to work, people need to have clear in their minds that there is a massive value that is worth way more than what they are spending.

 

This is marketing at its core and something that cannot be learned on bools, this is a task that needs repetition and constant improvement.

 

Thought of the week

 

John -” Client needs to be absolutely sure of the value that your product is representing”

Jan 19, 2021

We’re Live. Chuck starts off the conversation with that one of his projects did not hit any sales. This was surprising because he said that everything was done as planned, prediction numbers were good, it was supposed to work.

 

Mani proposes to analyze the whole situation, after a delicate and special search they found what the issues were, and during the search, they even found loopholes or setbacks that could turn down the sale.

 

So, as they say, “The Devil is the details” what you think may be a stupid error, this could be the small screw that did not hold the building.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “It definitely should have worked, but the only to work is that all the invites go out”

 

Jan 12, 2021

We´re Live. Chuck and John with the controversial topic of the week, (we all know what happened) but they are here to talk about how to make money as Mani appointed.

 

Lots of Stuff on Chuck Plate right now, Mani advises him that timing is crucial here and that the effort must be focused on the most secure path, he makes it clear that is not about work work work, it{s about being efficient and stable.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani -” Man these decisions will take you time and effort so these need to be done ASAP”

Jan 5, 2021

We´re Live. Chuck starts off by saying that heñs passing through Covid right now, and apparently John has it too. So, Quick recovery for these guys. 

 

In Other Topics, Chuck explains that current plans are going well but is something that is solely base on sponsorship, Mani advises him that he needs to build for himself an enterprise that is self-sustainable, this is basically the only way that he{s not going to be in any danger financially speaking, the secret is building Enterprise Value

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “Not all Money or Not all Revenue is Equal”

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