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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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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”

Dec 29, 2020

We’re Live. John and Mani are discussing future plans for 2021, this involves experimenting in areas that not been tested before, John Despises Tiktok but he’s conscious that this the biggest rapid growth media at the moment, so investments have been done.

 

Mani on the other hand is going full-on with the Ad strategy which has proven to work every time, just tweaking some stuff a little to test out that everything will work out in the end.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “There’s just no way that ads are not going to work”

 

John - “Tiktok Investment is a sure thing, it’s going to be hard not to get the money back in revenue”



Dec 22, 2020

We´re Live. Right now Chuck is moving his Weels towards his entrepreneurship, and things are looking good. There’s a ton of stuff that’s coming his way and the main thing that he needs to do now is focused on the correct choices.

 

Lots of new ideas were discussed with the guys in order for Chuck to make the money in a passive way and his business self sustained, frankly a great close up for 2020 on the right path.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “All you need to do is get that 5 figure so you can finally relax”

 

Dec 15, 2020

We’re Live. Chuck is really starting to get his business moving with all that’s going with the full work and whatnot, business never seems to stop just slowed the pace.

 

The decision-making process is extremely important in this whole endeavor, although money is thriving, Mani advises him to always te keep an eye on stuff that can really make you lose money which at first seems like nothing, it could create a lot of damage.

 

Thought of the week 

 

Mani - “That seems scary to me dude, i would never trust those numbers”

 

Dec 8, 2020

We’re Live. After a Very strange Black Friday the guys came Through way better than expected.

 

Now is time to analyze the whole process to make sure that this can be applied to any upcoming situations, the guys tell it as it is, they were nervous and pretty sure that the strategies were not going to work.

 

As always, a great experience and hard work pay off, now to enjoy the spoils.

 

Thought of the day

 

Mani - “You always have to make sure the business strategy or plan is going to make money, otherwise, why are you doing this?”

 

Dec 1, 2020

 

We’re Live. John and Mani, have a weird figuring out what is going with Black Friday?

John has a theory on it, there’s not much hype this year there’s no actual rush to go and take the sales.

 

There are different variations to this, sales and good deals are still going on, but there’s a big difference in numbers compared to the past years. Could This be a trend?

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “Was I shopping all night for nothing? I’m sure these were definitely good deals”

 

Nov 24, 2020

We’re Live. The guys start the conversation talking about the difference manufacturers on tech right and who’s really got their game on, there’s definitely a lot to choose from especially next year which there’s going to be a lot of new stuff coming.

 

John has taken the decision to quit running, which surprises the guys but overall he has a valid reason, he has definitely come a long way in the running world taking in account that John weighs more than 200 pounds.

 

Chuck has decided to take down some of his podcast shows and ask for advice to the guys on which ones to keep.

 

So Decisions decisions decisions, we all have to make them and they definitely need to be made at the right time.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “Nvidia is the big winner here”

Nov 17, 2020

We’re live. John received an interesting tweet that could have created a whole new internet drama. It turns out his old publisher was trying to get a book with the same name as John’s Soft Skills Book… the shame.

 

Nevertheless, things were cleared out and they decided to change the name of the book, which is ironic because John was the one that got the term popularized on the Tech Community.

 

As Chuck says, with all the canceled culture and everything the old Tech Community needs to come back, and leave politics aside.

 

Thought of the Week

 

Chuck -  “Let’s bring back the old tech community where we used to help out each other to boost our careers”

Nov 10, 2020

We´re live. Chuck is on the verge of taking an important decision regarding his full-time job, and the entrepreneurship that he wants to keep on doing. But there´s definitely a ton of stuff that comes in the way to do this, it has been a crossroad for Chuck, he has said it out loud. 

 

Nevertheless, Bills need to be paid.

 

The advice is clear from the guys, try not to delay more the whole process, this can make chuck lose the momentum and just stay in the full-time job for an even longer time.

 

In Other Topics, the guys have a discussion on the upcoming promos for Black Friday.

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “You gotta do what you gotta do man, just don´t let it bum you down”



Nov 3, 2020

We’re Live. Chuck is currently training for a marathon and he’s looking forward to an Iron Man. This Triathlon is not a walk in the park, it is compared to a full 50-mile run which is really difficult to do and requires a lot of training.

 

The guys have a conversation on this topic, on how this runs and marathons, the whole purpose of it is to demonstrate to yourself that you are disciplined enough to do it. It is not about winning or even doing the run itself, it’s about the training and dedication

 

Thought of the week 

 

John - “Doing an Iron man without the training does not impress me, what impresses me it’s the whole training that you have to do for 6 months in order to be ready for it”

 

Oct 27, 2020

 

We’re Live. John is currently trying to catch on to some stuff that he needs to do while Chuck is already based on his new full-time job, which he’s not quite happy about it. Not that there’s anything wrong with the job itself, but is just not what he wants to do.

Although time has been quite difficult for Chuck during this process, he has not stopped doing his own thing things have been going well on that side of the business.

Something is clear here, Chuck considers his fulltime-job a waste of time because it is not spent on his own thing.

Thought of the week

Chuck “Try Catching up to stuff you need to do while having a fulltime-job”

Oct 20, 2020

We’re live. John is currently working on some ads that are much longer than ads usually are and it’s struggling to get the right topics and building the whole structure around it.

 

Mani is actually a lot of help on this due to his background and pitches some great ideas in order to build this ad, which is more than 9 mins.

 

In Other Topics, John has a hilarious comment about using masks outside, a not so pleasant encounter while he was doing his run.

 

Thought of the week

 

John - “You have the best example, if I see a man with a gun in the street, I’m not going to approach the guy to tell him that what he’s doing is wrong”

Oct 13, 2020

We’re Live. John Was recently in a conference where he had to some talking and the topic was a bit controversial, it was basically a “Mans man” conference but he had the approach of feminism.

 

Many women were there just to get the perception that will lead them out of the toxic ways of false feminism, for John it was like talking to the enemy and give advice. He had to play an important part in the game where he has to help both sides in the conflict, the best thing about this is that it will always benefit him and his business.

 

In other topics, Mani is currently looking to hire a copywriter for a longterm position, he wants to systemize various places in his business, copywriting is one of them, in other to be ready for any upcoming tasks coming through

 

Thought of the week

 

Mani - “ That’s why it’s called The game”

Sep 29, 2020

We’re live. John Definitely had a hard time during the whole process for the 100 mile race, the whole thing got canceled, he got injured, and he’s signing up for another 100 mile race in texas…

 

I know it’s difficult to believe but is John we are talking about, the situation is a bit different and it probably won’t be canceled. Already started training on a 10 week prior to the race.

 

Other topics, Chuck is looking to do 1 on 1 Coach to complement his main job income. Guys give him advice on this.



Thoughts of the week



John - “It’s hard to drive sale for books for some reason”

 

Sep 15, 2020

We’re live. Chuck is finally starting on his new job and currently struggling with the time schedule that he’s into, coming back to this has been a nightmare for him. Getting everything together and trying to run his podcast business has been the major concern for the time being.

 

He’s clearly not happy about this, his coworkers actually think the opposite, receiving congratulations for a job that you don’t really want puts you in an awkward situation

 

The main Advice from the guys is simple, get up earlier and get the job done, and definitely don’t lose focus over the business. This is just a speed bump that needs to get passed.

 

Mani - “Don’t let your main work be the sugar daddy for your business”

Aug 25, 2020

We’re Live. John is currently on his training for the 100-mile marathon, actually on site. There’s actually rumors of a possible cancellation of the whole event due to the pandemic.

 

Bulldog Mindset has got a good Growth recently on the membership side of things, numbers are rising organically at a good pace, small changes on the sales page, and really good content have been working to get a nice flow of prospects.

 

Chuck on the other is on the process of transition to the full-time job, managing and documenting his time to take over some of his business so they won’t need him as often. All this is taking a toll on Chuck, he has been suffering of fatigue and productivity has been low due to all that’s going on.

 

Thoughts of the week

 

Chuck - “I´m not thrilled to go get a job but… Bills have to be paid”

Aug 18, 2020

We’re Live. John is planning on taking a trip to finish off his training for the 100-mile marathon that he’s planning to do. A Whole month just to get your body adapted to the high altitude that he’s going to be facing on this marathon.

 

On Other Topics, Chuck landed a great sponsorship from a big-name company, but being honest he wasn’t expecting that.

 

The main recommendation from the guys to Chuck, it’s to be smart with this. There are certain decisions that Chuck cannot be made lightly. just in case everything goes south.

 

Toughts of the week

 

John “You have to cut those costs, you have to cut those production costs and have a reserve in order to make things right.

Aug 11, 2020

We’re Live. New strategies are arising regarding Affiliate Marketing. Chuck is testing out some new stuff on Podcast episodes, also John Is trying a new approach too. It seems to me that there’s no end to the possibilities of this type of marketing. Although, the guys agreed there’s one best way to do it.

 

In Other Topics, Chuck is still working things out to ake his Podcast Network self sustainable, lots of ups and downs, new people are coming in. At Some Point, it is self-sustainable, it just needs minor twitches.

 

Toughts of the week

 

Chuck - “A thousand dollars per sponsor has been very difficult to do, in the meantime, it{s still a full-time job”

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