Episode 394 – How To Be More Productive By Taming Your Technology

Today is Labor Day and I am laboring over the podcast to keep you informed and in the loop. Most entrepreneurs or solopreneurs work more hours than your typical 9-5 worker, but there are additional payoffs afforded those who control their own time.

If you are like most, you are trading hours for dollars, and that’s OK. The more time you can save the more money you can make. So does it make sense to pay a little bit to save a bunch of time? If you can spend $100 a year to save 1 hour per month that you could bill $100 for… you would be $1100 ahead of the game by the end of the year!

In this episode, I will discuss the products and tools that I use to increase my productivity and help me efficiently make more money…

Acuity Scheduling
Aweber
Evernote
GoToMeeting
Vimeo
A2 Hosting (Bonus)
Here are a few facts about wasted time in your business…

Did you know that over the course of your lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for misplaced items?
We lose an average of 4.5 hours a week looking for documents on our computers, servers or in the cloud.
50% of us… use 4 devices and 9 apps daily.

Episode 376 – What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Part 6 – Making It Count

People when they mow their lawn often run out of gas… literally. Cars have gas gauges to avoid that problem. Your website has a gauge also when you install Google Analytics on it. It’s how you measure the effectiveness of your content marketing and social media to determine what is working and not.

What you want to know is:

Who – Is visiting your website
What – Content they consume
Where – the US vs Interventional
When – What affected the increase or decrease in traffic 
Why – to Kick Tires or to Buy?
In this episode, we will explore how Google Analytics is akin to using Quickbooks to measure your profits and losses. It works in harmony with your website, content creation, and distribution. What gets measured… gets done!

Episode 374 – What Is The Perfect Marketing Strategy For Your Business? Part 5 – Social Proof

Social Media (in my humble opinion) is three things in this order… A Relationship Building Tool 1st, A Content Delivery Platform 2nd, A Sales Platform 3rd. If all you do is sell, then people will tune you out as noise. You have to create engagement and interaction. Engagement earns you the opportunity to post promotional content in the form of informational blogs or podcasts.

In this episode, we will discuss the parts of social media:

Images
Headlines
Calls To Action
Hashtags
And the main business social platforms of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.

Episode 367 – Expanding Your Social Reach On LinkedIn with Nimble and CEO Jon Ferrara

Jon Ferrara is a CRM and Relationship Management entrepreneur and noted speaker about Social Media’s effects on Sales and Marketing. He has re-imagined CRM by building a Simply Smarter Social Sales and Marketing platform, his most recent venture Nimble.com. It is the first CRM that works for you by building and updating contact data for you, then works with you, everywhere you work. Ferrara is best known as the co-founder of GoldMine Software Corp, one of the early pioneers in the Sales Force Automation (SFA) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software categories for Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMBs).

Episode 351 – Web Hosting Concepts with A2 Hosting CMO Corey Hammond

Corey Hammond is the Chief Marketing Officer of A2 Hosting and is an experienced digital marketer with a long track record of building online businesses. His experience starting in the agency world running client campaigns from small businesses all the way to enterprise clients. He then moved into web hosting in 2010. He is currently the CMO for A2 Hosting where he oversees growth initiatives for the company.

Episode 349 – Managing Your Social Media Marketing Calendar Using CoSchedule with Garrett Moon

Garrett Moon is the CEO and Co-Founder at CoSchedule, the web’s most popular marketing calendar and the fastest growing startup in North Dakota. Ranked as the best business tool built by a startup on Entrepreneur.com, CoSchedule helps more than 9,000 marketing teams stay organized in more 100 countries around the world. In 2016, CoSchedule was named one of the top five startups in Tech. Co’s Startup of the Year Competition.

As a thought leader, Garrett is the author of “The 10x Marketing Formula” and has been blogging and speaking about content marketing, social media marketing, and startup business for more than eight years. He’s been featured on sites like Forbes, Entrepreneur, AdWeek, and Content Marketing Institute.

Episode 348 – This Is Why Social Media Is On Its Way Out?

You should be angry with Facebook.. they offered us all a false sense of trust. But what did you really expect? Facebook sucked us in by connecting you with your friends and past. Then, they opened up for businesses. But what business are they really in? In exchange for free access… they use social profiling to…

Episode 346 – How to Get Paid More By Working With Virtual Assistants

What did you do with your 168 hours, 10,000 minutes or 600,000 seconds last week? Chances are you spent 1/3rd working, 1/3rd sleeping, and 1/3rd on everything else. “Work to your strengths and hire to your weaknesses” is one of my favorite sayings. I use VA’s to handle tasks like proofreading, blog posting, and email…

Episode 345 – Making The Most Of Evernote with CMO Andrew ‘Malc’ Malcolm

Over a decade leading global SaaS businesses, Andrew has tried just about everything to generate growth with marketing. Some of which has work; most of which hasn’t. But through identifying new products, pivoting to adjacent markets, changing monetization models, spending big on above the line marketing, doubling down on search engine marketing and more, Andrew has developed a repeatable approach to marketing that he calls “creatively analytic.”

As CMO of Evernote, Andrew has created an organization using this approach that delivers just the right message at just the right time through owned and earned media. Since joining Evernote, he’s driven the company past 200M registered users, more than 5B notes and double paying users; all leading to cash flow positive.

Episode 344 – Growing Your Business With Curated Content On Evernote

One of my favorite tools that I use to organize my ideas and content is Evernote™. It’s a free app that is available on your phone, tablet or desktop. Evernote gives you the ability to type notes, record audio notes, scan business cards, draw sketches and so much more.  The most powerful uses include the addition of a web clipper tool (an extension) available for the Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and other browsers.