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103: Money Mindset: Locate Money Leaks, Create Prosperity and Freedom with Chris Miles

July 28, 2016

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Chris Miles from MoneyRipples.com tells us how to get our financial situation in order. We cover everything from an easy tool (and app) you can use to track your in and out (plus business AND personal) expenses called Mint.com. He also tells us what to do whether you’re a spender, saver, or steward of your money. And a whole lot more!

102: Generate Prolific Passive Income on uDemy with Alex Genadinik

July 27, 2016

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Alex Genadinik, whose Android app is ranked #1 in the Google Play store for the term “business” has 87 courses on uDemy and has sold to over 66,000 students. He’s going to tell us how he sells on a high traffic platform called uDemy (which is as “hot” as the iTunes app store was years ago), how he comes up with ideas and gets traffic to his video courses.

Recommended Resources

101: Fine Tune Your Greatness and Optimize Your Branding with Business Advisor, Speaker and Author Loren Weisman

July 26, 2016

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Loren Weisman from LorenWeisman.com, Leveraging Smart, and the “Wait What Really Ok Podcast” tells how to dial in your message with the hot, warm and cold members of your tribe…

100: Crack the Traffic Code with Lance Tamashiro

July 25, 2016

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My business partner for the past 7 1/2 years, Lance Tamashiro, is going to share with us how he “cracks the free traffic” code on Twitter, Fiverr, iTunes, Amazon… using just a few simple rules:

  1. Model what already exists so you can reverse engineer for an easy starting point
  2. Know where you’re at — check out your existing rankings, clicks, etc.
  3. Login to that “platform” or marketplace once a day so they see you’re active and checking
  4. Send external traffic whenever possible — for example, send Twitter traffic to Fiverr or Amazon
  5. Know which variable you want to improve and watch that number improving with small tweaks and tests (once per week)
  6. Use relevant keywords to give users of that platform a better experience and to “please” the owners of that platform

Recommended Resources:
Profit Dashboard (Fiverr course) and Lance Tamashiro’s Blog

099: Content Creation: 15 Quick Writing Hacks for Blog Posts and More

July 16, 2016

Today’s Sponsors: Income Machine, Podcast Crusher and Make a Product

“You are rewarded in public for the things you practice in private.” — Tony Robbins

Catchphrase of the Week: Content Piggy Bank: What Would It Take For You to Record Just One Quick Video Per Day?
Resource of Week: X-Mirage to mirror iphone/ipad and record it on your computer
Quote of the Week: “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill
Quote of the Week #2: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” — Robert Collier
Quote of the Week #3: “Don’t wish it was easier. Wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn
Become Better: 30 minutes to say something that could be said in 1 minute?

System & Routine

1. Small goals: 10-minute spurts or 500-word days. Create a sense of urgency to avoid Parkinson’s Law (and possibly run a countdown timer)
2. Update an editorial calendar so you know what you’re writing each day (Seinfeld productivity where you want to “avoid the broken chain of events”)
3. Use writer’s block to perform more research
4. Wake up an hour earlier (Elmore Leonard)

Tools & Mechanics

5. Delegate transcription and speak it out instead (MakeAProduct.com)
6. Use Google image search to find relevant images (don’t forget to source them)
7. Grab a YouTube video and explain your reaction to it (before or against)
8. Break down pages into paragraphs, into talking points + time

Mind Hacks

9. Read a lot
10. Unplug distractions
11. Write your chapter/article titles as questions and paragraphs as questions, then delete the questions later (record yourself and send questions and answers to yourself via instant messenger)
12. Use a daily prompt
13. Break up your monotonous routine: go for a drive, walk, swim, run
14. Combine a task you don’t like to do with one you do like to do, i.e. Write a quick blog post by the pool
15. Set a fake meeting schedule on your calendar and use the time for yourself

Bonus: Toughen Up That Writing

  • Avoid “ing”… say “set” instead of “setting”
  • Repetitions: remove “click here” every 2 sentences. “Please” every 2 sentences.
  • Words to stop using: Try, start — Trick, loophole, hacked -> secret — Work, learn -> discover, uncover
  • Tone down these words: Money-back/refund
  • Words to use: System, formula, roadmap, blueprint, Machine, Push button, Secret weapon, Magic bullet

098: Content Ideas: How to Never Run Out of Ideas for WordPress Blog Posts and iTunes Podcast Episodes Ever Again

July 8, 2016

Today’s Sponsor: Make a Product

Quote of the Day: “You cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying “yes” begins things. Saying “yes” is how things grow. Saying “yes” leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say “yes’.” — Stephen Colbert

Thought of the Day: Is internet marketing a scam? Yes, if you believe that going in. Classic fear of success, self sabotage, self-fulfulling prophecy

Nine Rules of Content Creation

  1. Questions Must Be Answered: so if you’re stuck, answer a series of questions (asked TO you by one single imaginary person) that lead to the end
  2. Solution: Fix a real problem that the marketplace is asking about, and lead to a call-to-action if possible
  3. WWHW: Why, What, How-To, What-If (the basis for any start-to-finish piece of content)
  4. One-Take Content: write (or talk in video) the way you would in everyday conversation (no “fancy talk”)
  5. Mindmap: rearrange to figure out the categories, hierarchy, and sequence of what you’re explaining
  6. Notes: Have bullet points in front of you to keep yourself on track, don’t leave things out, and unpack in the correct order, but don’t script anything
  7. Content Muscle: the more you put out blog posts, podcasts, webinars, and videos… the easier they become
  8. Content Piggy Bank: instead of living paycheck-to-paycheck, record more than you need and schedule it out
  9. Demo or Magic Trick: show what you’re building towards, explain what you’re about to show, show that thing, and show it again

Be sure to grab our Make a Product course to up your game with content creation and self-publish your own book (on Kindle and CreateSpace) in just 56 minutes.

097: Buy Now Buttons & Low Hanging Fruit: Increase Online Sales Using Launch Scarcity in Your Digital Offers, Landing Pages, and Sales Letters (with Real Case Studies)

July 2, 2016

Question of the Day: Why is offering a 50% discount a really bad idea with your online business?

Today’s Sponsors: Income Machine (setup your website today) and Podcast Crusher (setup your podcast today)

Quote of the Day: “The fears we don’t face become our limits.” — Robin Sharma
Thought of the Day: Don’t have “just” a traffic or AdSense or guitar course.

  1. add a buy button even if you don’t have time for anything else
  2. offer: create a package or solution, not just a “product” (4 modules + 3 bonuses, what else can you throw in to make it complete?)
  3. hook: what’s the one thing that tells people, I need it now? (that takes 10 seconds to explain)
  4. basic copywriting: benefits (what you can do with it) instead of “just” features (what it is), Attention-Interest-Desire-Action ordering
  5. deadline: close the offer (take a risk)
  6. countdown clock
  7. explain reasons not to wait
  8. followup: send multiple emails or make multiple posts explaining why they should buy now
  9. waiting list: don’t “just” close an offer, add an optin form so they can sign up for updates when you re-open
  10. multiple levels of urgency: bump the price, remove a bonus, remove the payment plan
  11. price training: stick to your guns with the deadline. Train your customers to take your deadlines seriously.
  12. evergreen content: re-market your pitch webinars, podcast episodes, PDF reports and blog posts for re-launching later

096: The Perfect Morning Routine and Morning Habits: Get the Most of Out of Every Day, Reclaim Your Energy, and Multiply Your Creativity

June 27, 2016

Quote of the Week: “It doesn’t matter if the thing you’re creating is stupid or has been done before. What matters is that people use it.” — Jack Ma
Quote #2: “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

Today’s Sponsor: Profit Dashboard
Resources Mentioned: Four Daily Tasks Group, Make a Product, Podcast Crusher, Time Management on Crack

  1. Wake up early, preferably at least 30 minutes before you normally would (your brain runs out of “good” decision making power as the day goes on)
  2. Sleep a solid 8 hours: eat a spoonful of raw honey just before bed, don’t use the phone right before bed, breath 4 seconds in and hold for 7 seconds then exhale for 8 seconds, and count from the number 300 backwards from 3 if that doesn’t work, use the Sleep Cycle app to wake you up
  3. Make your bed first thing in the morning (it gives you one thing you accomplished today)
  4. Meditate: Take 1-2 hours of “quiet” time in the morning: don’t listen to music, stay off the computer, and walk (or drive or run) to think about making your next move and conquering the day
  5. Take lots of breaks throughout the day to recharge (AWAY from the computer) and take at least 1-2 days away from the computer per week
  6. Drink Bulletproof Coffee: Wake up at 5AM and blend together 2 cups of low-acid unsalted coffee + 2 tbsp MCT oil + 2 tbsp ghee butter or unsalted irish Kerrygold butter. Abstain from eating anything else until 2PM in the afternoon.
  7. Drink tons of water instead of soda
  8. Read a book instead of watching TV (this is what Bill Gates does) and get a hobby outside of internet marketing or parenting
  9. Journal: spend 5 minutes getting the clutter, thoughts and problems out of your head (you don’t need to solve them, just get clarity)
  10. Write down your Four Daily Tasks instead of just winging it (fourdailytasks.com/group)

095: Tim Jensen Explains Amazon Retail Arbitrage

June 21, 2016

Today’s Sponsor: Dropship CEO Amazon Selling Course
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Tim Jensen is one of our favorite Dropship CEO students. He and his wife in Onalaska, Wisconsin sell $1,000 of inventory through Amazon from retail arbitrage (scanning in items at discount stores and mailing them in) with no employees, from their living room and one-stall garage:

“Amazon Retail Arbitrage” FREE Report

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Part 1: Big Picture (long term with Amazon)

  • invest in inventory
  • scale: invest the profits that come back in
  • inventory turnover: sell frequently (30-90 days after purchase, or dump what’s not selling)
  • outsource some tasks: receipts, taxes, payroll

Part 2: Flexibility

  • sell evergreen items
  • Use CamelCamelCamel.com to see if Amazon is selling the item you want to sell (so you can avoid it)

Part 3: Pay Attention to Detail

  • make sure your UPC code matches the listing
  • follow the rules, there is no flying under the radar
  • supply and demand: people pay higher prices for convenience

Terms Tim Uses

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  • inventory: the items you’re selling
  • supplies: tape, boxes, etc.
  • sourcing: where your items are coming from
  • UPC: barcode
  • SKU: stock keeping unit
  • FBA: Fulfilled By Amazon
  • MF: Merchant Fulfilled
  • prep: bubble wrap, packing, labeling, etc.
  • RA: retail arbitrage
  • OA: online arbitrage
  • wholesale: purchase items in bulk
  • PL: private label (your own brand name)

094: Six and Seven Figure Business Secrets: Website Backups, Morning Routines, and Your Process and Flow State

June 16, 2016

Today’s Sponsor: Backup Creator (starts at just $7)
Today’s Quote: “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can’t learn anything from being perfect.” — Adam Osborne

Morning Routine

  • Wake up early, make the bed, break up the day, drink water, exercise
  • Four Daily Tasks spaced throughout the day (and don’t “cheat” or be an idiot about your schedule)
  • When you’re “blocked” — stop, don’t force it

Website Backups

  • WordPress, Backup Creator
  • Set automatic offsite backups (set it and forget it)
  • Amazon S3, Dropbox, and Google Drive

Flow State

  • Get to ANY money making level as fast as possible (Profit Dashboard for Fiverr, Income Machine for WordPress)
  • Figure out your click-by-click process: support desk, installing WordPress, recording podcasts, creating YouTube videos… that way it doesn’t matter how many you have to create
  • Get rid of the clutter: more ideas, more possibilities, split focus is NOT good — knock out what needs doing and be done with it.

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