We all struggle in our business when we don't know how to prioritize or don't know what to do next, right? Right. Well, Andrew and I talk about the many ways we filter ideas and pick the project to work on next. And we also talk about the dumb mistakes we made in the process. We all make them. Enjoy!
Thomas is back on the show talking about YouTube videos. But this time, we're talking about money. How do you make money with YouTube videos? How are others making that sweet, sweet YouTube coin? Find out and enjoy!
I don't always travel, but when I do, these are the things I carry with me. Also, the things that Andrew carries, too. We travel a lot of business and this ep is filled with our must-have travel supplies. Enjoy!
We got Chase Reeves on the show talking about his newish YouTube channel that is blowing up! It's very unique, a cross between deep life chats and...bag reviews. Yup. Who knew?! He talks about that, how he makes money on it, and his departure from Fizzle. Enjoy!
We believe in systems, not goals. Systems are what we use to grow our business. What we use to scale. And in this episode, I Andrew and I dive into our process for building systems that you can use for your biz, dawg. Enjoy!
Oh yea, another 5 listener questions, coming at you! We talk mostly about setting goals. Do we set goals? Is it worth it? Does it work? You'll have to listen to get answers to these questions and more. I love you. Enjoy!
Ok, you're a fly on the wall in this episode. Don't worry, you don't have to eat...you know, what flies eat. Or for that matter, what Jeff Goldblum eats. Probably pears. That's my guess. Anyway, I digress. This episode, Andrew and I have an off-the-record conversation about getting back to basics. Getting back to the things that made us successful: content creation. We discuss a future in which all we did was create content and software and nothing else. No more Mr. Manager. No more teachers. No more books. What the heck am I talking about? Who cares, just listen. Enjoy!
Who doesn't like books? Business books? Yea, we read them. They make us think. They inspire. They keep us up at night. They derail us. But more importantly, they're awesome. And boy, do we have some good recommendations for you this time. Andrew and I dive into our 11 favorite business books of ALL TIME! Enjoy.
Haters gonna hate. At least that's what I heard. Still hard to deal with though. They're out there. They're being mean. You can have a thick skin, but that's BS. We talk about handling the hate and dealing with the criticism that comes at people who do things in public on the internet. Here we go. Enjoy!
Here we go, talking about advertising. Making money. Making deals. Cashing checks. Breaking necks. Next? It's this episode filled with information about how Andrew and I sell sponsorships on our podcasts (so meta, bro). And how I sold sponsorship deals on my pool website. Enjoy!
Thinking about what it takes to sell a website? Perhaps you're looking to buy and flip a site. Or just buy a site. Or cry in a fight. Or lie a flight. Ok, I've lost my train of thought here. The point is, this episode is all about buying and selling websites for profit. Let's do this! Enjoy!
Any interest in creating and selling a Wordpress plugin? Andrew and I both created plugins and want to know what the real scoop is in selling them. Is it hard? Is it profitable? Can I screw it up? All of these questions and more with someone who took the leap and created his own plugin with a group of friends that's extremely successful. Enjoy!
A new themed episode where we answer 5 listener questions totally off-the-cuff. These questions are sent in from our listeners and we read them verbatim and answer them with honesty. Look out for more of these episodes in the future. This is an idea we pilfered from our other podcast, Listen Money Matters. Enjoy!
It can get pretty lonely being a solopreneur who works from home. We know, we both live this type of life. There are struggles we have to deal with. Consequences we have to face. And Andrew and I talk about these personal issues and triumphs when it comes to working alone. Enjoy!
It's no secret that we run our businesses from Wordpress powered websites. And in order to operate those sites, we need great plugins to help us grow. In this episode, Andrew and I list our favorite and must-have Wordpress plugins. Enjoy!
It's hard to say whether or not attending conferences can help your business. At least that's what Andrew and I think. But that doesn't mean we don't attend. We just think there are other ways to get value out of a conference and that's what we uncover in this episode. Enjoy!
Are you a boss? Do you know what your team members think of you? Are you trying not to suck and have everyone in your company think you're a d-bag? Well, I hope so. Andrew and I talk about what we think being a boss that doesn't suck is all about. Enjoy!
There's no shortage of tools to help you be more productive in online business. That said, there are better tools than others and we want to talk about them and how we use them. So that's what this episode is about. Enjoy!
What the heck is "passion mashin'?" Well, for starters, it's a word I totally made up. But it's about combining two skills or passions in your life to create unique businesses or opportunities to grow your business. Both Andrew and I have practiced passion mashin' without even knowing it. So if you now know what it is, how can you practice to your advantage? Enjoy!
It took me just 7 days to make an online product and I'm not talking about a "Minimum Viable Product" either. I'm talking a full-blown, balls-to-the-wall, product. And I've done this twice. Andrew and I break down my entire process for building a product in a very short period of time. Enjoy!
Affiliate marketing can be lucrative or a royal pain in the tuckus. But if you practice the art of honesty, transparency, and employ some excellent secrets we reveal in the show, you can nail it before you scale it. Then, you'll be sitting in the catbird seat, higgledy-piggledy. Enjoy!
What if I said you could triple your website traffic by deleting a third of your content? That's what Todd Tressider and Pat Flynn taught me, so I put it to the test. Andrew and I discuss the merits of doing a content audit on your site and what that can do to improve your website traffic. Enjoy!
Are you a rule breaker? Do you blindly follow the pack? Would you jump off a bridge if I told you to? This is an episode about not listening to us...or anyone. Instead of practicing hero worship, look towards yourself. Stop taking advice from others and trust your gut when it comes to your own business. Everything is an experiment. And nobody has a secret sauce to help you with your business. Just because someone is giving you advice, doesn’t mean they’re right. Listen to yourself. Trust the numbers. Do what works for you and your business. What works for you might not work for someone else. That's what Andrew and I are discussing on this episode. Enjoy!
What's in your wallet? Money? Good. That's where money should go. But when it comes to running an online business, the rules for managing your money are a little different. Andrew and I talk about how we manage our business finances with the right tools and the right team members. 3njoy!
Burnout! It's real. It's dangerous. It's Chronic. So Andrew and I discuss what it is and how to avoid it when working for yourself. We also share our own personal stories of dealing with burnout. Slow burn and enjoy!
WARNING: This episode is a deep-dive on podcasting gear and equipment that we use. It gets very technical and nerdy. If you're interested in podcasting for serious, then you'll love it. Otherwise, it might be crazy boring. Just thought I'd let you know in advance. Enjoy!
Andrew and I talk about the entire three-year journey of him quitting his day job and working on his online business full time. We discuss everything that went through his head and what it took financially when he decided to quit his well-paying job in New York City. Enjoy!
Andrew and I talk about how we cracked the top 100 podcasts on iTunes in less than a year on our first podcast together. We review my massive article on the subject and distill it down to the 5 best tips, tactics, and ball-busting work it takes to run a successful podcast promotion campaign. Enjoy!
Andrew and I talk about our failed partnership and business break up. Then, we discuss other partnerships we had that worked and debate the best way to structure a successful one that'll stand the test of time. Enjoy!
Andrew and I chat about my experience and the decision to sell my two-year-old coffee website. Why did I do it? How did I do it? Should I have even done it? Should you sell your website, too? All of that and more in this episode. Enjoy!
Andrew Fiebert and I talk about what we believe is the 5 most important things to focus on when it comes to SEO. Once we decide, then we rank them in order of great importance. Then, we edited and uploaded this episode – that's what makes it PREMIUM CONTENT. All killer, no filler. I love you. Enjoy!
Barron Cuadro and I talk about the advice we'd been given over the last 10 years on how to grow our niche websites from outside experts and other's success stories. We commiserate over the trial and tribulations of trying every tactic under the sun for extreme business growth. Enjoy!
Michelle Lowery and I talk about the importance of writing and editing long-form content for growing your online business. And why trying to constantly "go viral" is a fool's errand for long-term success. Enjoy!
Stephanie Halligan and I talk about dealing with and spending money as an entrepreneur. We share stories on how we started working for ourselves and what changed in our personal finance habits along the way. Enjoy!
Nathaniel Boyle and I talk about how we became #IRL friends through the Internet. And how we continue to develop REAL close relationships using the true power of social media (and what it was intended for). Enjoy!
Justin Jackson and I discuss the pros and cons of being a full-time indie entrepreneur. And managing your mental health while working for yourself. Enjoy!
Corbett Barr and I talk the differences between lifestyle businesses and other types. We gab about running our own lifestyle businesses and what makes it special...or not. Enjoy!
Sean Ogle and I talk about the strategies we use to keep an endlessly moist supply of blog and video topics flowing on our hobby sites. Enjoy!
Zack Sexton and I write words on the Internet. Meaning, we publish articles on our own websites. And we talk about how we write, what we use to write, and publishing often. Words are the most important online asset. Don't you agree? Enjoy!
Stephanie Halligan and I talk about working from home, productivity when no one's pushing, and taking care of yourself, physically and emotionally (that's Steph's dept.). And you can learn more by watching the smash music video, "Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign" by Fifth Harmony. Enjoy!
Thomas Frank and I discuss scripting, filming, and editing your own high-quality videos. We talk about the business of "YouTubbing," which I'm pretty sure is a word. Either way, it is now. Enjoy!