Entrepreneurs-Journey.com http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com The Blog Of Yaro Starak Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:41:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/podcast/ Revealing interviews with online entrepreneurs, bloggers, information marketers and founders of technology startups hosted by Yaro. Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle yaro@entrepreneurs-journey.com yaro@entrepreneurs-journey.com (Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle) Uncopywrited - Feel free to use these podcasts as you like. Entrepreneurs Journey Podcast By Yaro entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, content marketing, blogging, internet marketing, info publishing, membership sites, lifestyle design, seo, marketing, business, yaro starak, Entrepreneurs-Journey.com https://yaro.s3.amazonaws.com/itunes-cover-big.png http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com Australia Weekly How Much Traffic Does Your Blog Need To Make $100,000 A Year? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14580/how-much-traffic-to-make-100k/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14580/how-much-traffic-to-make-100k/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:23:53 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=14580

In the first two lessons I explained how you don’t need as much traffic as you think you do and revealed a smarter, more advanced model of making money from a blog.

If you have not read this series from the start, I recommend you catch up here first:

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You Don’t Need As Much Traffic As You Think http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14549/you-dont-need-much-traffic/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14549/you-dont-need-much-traffic/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:20:52 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=14549

In the previous lesson I debunked the myth that you need to be everywhere, on many different platforms, to succeed with a blogging business.

If you have not read it, begin here:

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The Myth Of “Being Everywhere” And The Smarter Path To Traffic http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14509/smarter-traffic-path/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14509/smarter-traffic-path/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:12:18 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=14509

I may make enemies of some of my fellow bloggers by saying this, but it has to be said…

The current best-practice idea that you need to “be everywhere” in order to build traffic is bad advice.

It’s bad advice because most people follow it at the wrong stage of their business development and lack the capabilities to pull it … Read the rest of this entry »

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Blogging For Money Has Changed: Here Is How Smart Bloggers Can Profit In 2014 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14429/blogging-for-money-has-changed/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14429/blogging-for-money-has-changed/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:13:42 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=14429

In October of this year it will be ten years since I started my first blog (not this one). The official ten year anniversary for this blog you are reading now is January 2015.

No matter how you look at it, I’ve been doing this a long time, at least in internet years. Internet years are longer than dog or … Read the rest of this entry »

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I Have 3 Questions For You (And A Bonus For Answering!) http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14468/three-questions/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14468/three-questions/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:10:23 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=14468

As you know if you read my recent article about common email mistakes and the 50+ comments along with it, a big part of my new advanced blogging formula involves getting to know my audience better.

I am pleased to say that the first part of this process is now up and ready for your feedback.

It begins with … Read the rest of this entry »

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Lance Nelson: How To Start A Blog About A Ski Resort In Bulgaria And Turn It Into A 60,000 Euro Income Stream http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13233/lance-nelson/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13233/lance-nelson/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:54:04 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13233

If you ever needed inspiration that a small niche passion could be turned into an an income stream large enough to quit your day job, using just a blog, this is the story to listen to.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13233/lance-nelson/feed/ 11 bansko blog,blog income streams,blog traffic,lance nelson,professional blogger,ski blog,travel blog If you ever needed inspiration that a small niche passion could be turned into an an income stream large enough to quit your day job, using just a blog, this is the story to listen to. - [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - If you ever needed inspiration that a small niche passion could be turned into an an income stream large enough to quit your day job, using just a blog, this is the story to listen to. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] ... Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 56:47
The Common Email Newsletter Mistake I Made And You Probably Do Too http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14432/why-you-need-to-segment-email-newsletters/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/14432/why-you-need-to-segment-email-newsletters/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:55:13 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=14432

I grabbed my iphone and recorded a quick video for you in my house in Melbourne. No professional microphone, no professional lighting, just a little bit of post production editing to keep things interesting.

In this less than 5-minute video I talk about the subject I have spent the last twelve months thoroughly studying. I’ll explain more after you watch … Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhammad Noer: How This Indonesian Entrepreneur Attracted 20,000 Subscribers And 1,000 Paying Members To His “How To Speed Read” Business http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13250/muhammad-noer/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13250/muhammad-noer/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:22:14 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13250

Muhammad Noer, or Noer as he likes to be called, was born in Sumatra Indonesia.

As a side project while working his full time job, he started a personal blog because he wanted to get back into writing. His topics were speed reading and slide presentations, two subjects he is passionate about.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13250/muhammad-noer/feed/ 12 Blogs & Blogging,membership sites,muhammad noer,Product Launch,slideshare,speed reading,tedx jakarta Muhammad Noer, or Noer as he likes to be called, was born in Sumatra Indonesia. - As a side project while working his full time job, he started a personal blog because he wanted to get back into writing. His topics were speed reading and slide present... Muhammad Noer, or Noer as he likes to be called, was born in Sumatra Indonesia. As a side project while working his full time job, he started a personal blog because he wanted to get back into writing. His topics were speed reading and slide present... Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 51:28
Morgan Brown: How To Start A Blog About Home Loans As A Side Project, Turn It Into A $4,000/Month Income Stream, All While Still Working A Job http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12354/morgan-brown/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12354/morgan-brown/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:04:06 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12354

One of the wonderful pleasures of being a teacher online is you never know who is going through your materials and what they are doing with them. Years later people show up with amazing success stories, making big money, and you had no idea they were ever influenced by your work.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12354/morgan-brown/feed/ 15 Morgan Brown,mortgage,mortgage blog,Qualaroo One of the wonderful pleasures of being a teacher online is you never know who is going through your materials and what they are doing with them. Years later people show up with amazing success stories, making big money, One of the wonderful pleasures of being a teacher online is you never know who is going through your materials and what they are doing with them. Years later people show up with amazing success stories, making big money, and you had no idea they were ever influenced by your work. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Morgan Brown contacted me recently to talk about a company he works for called Qualaroo. During our email discussion Morgan told me he was a previous Blog Mastermind member and had actually gone on to build a profitable blog. Any time I hear about someone who took action and actually built a blog that makes money using the methodology I teach, I have to interview them to hear how they did it. You can now listen to that interview by clicking the play button above or downloading the MP3. Blogging About Mortgages Morgan previously worked in the mortgage world. He became quite experienced in the field, but did not like some of the practices going on in his industry. He decided to start a blog about it, which he began as a side project while maintaining his job (his job provided plenty of ideas for blog content). Initially his blog acted as a tool to help gain exposure for what he did at work, but as he studied more about blogging he realised it could become an income source. Eventually his blog became his full time project as his income reached the $4,000 to $6,000 a month level. Before he started blogging, Morgan's background was strong in traditional internet marketing, buying traffic, etc. He came across my Blog Profits Blueprint, loved it, and later became a member of Blog Mastermind when I taught it for the first time. Morgan then did something most people do not; he applied what he learned. As you will hear in the interview, Morgan would learn about powerful techniques and then go out and try them on his blog. For example, Morgan was initially writing shorter news posts, then read about my "Pillar Article" content format, and changed his writing style, which increased his traffic. He learned about conducting interviews, so he went out there and interviewed many of the leading bloggers and experts in his industry, leading to more traffic. Morgan was also innovative, coming up with ways to improve techniques. For example, in the second half of the interview you will hear how Morgan took the guest article writing idea and super-charged it, attracting over 100 new links to his blog. [Tweet "He then did something most people do not; he applied what he learned"] What We Covered During The Interview Morgan was quite detailed in this interview, talking about the exact techniques he used with his blog. Here are some of the things you will learn about. How Morgan was able to start a grow a successful blog while still having a full time job (he talks about when he would write articles). What methods he used to make money, starting with AdSense and then growing to include affiliate marketing and direct ad selling using the OpenX ad platform. How he brought on new writers once he hit a content production ceiling, including how much he paid per article. Morgan talks about several of the traffic techniques he used, including what worked during the early days and what he tried after his blog was already established. Eventually Morgan sold his blog to take what was a dream job opportunity for him at the time. He talks about how he was able to find a buyer and how much money his blog sold for. If you want to hear a complete blog success story, which was started and built as a side project, this is one inspirational interview you won't want to miss. Yaro Starak Resources Mentioned in this Interview Qualaroo Blog Profits Blueprint Blog Mastermind Cluetrain Manifesto Feedburner Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers Blown Mortgage Wordpress Movable Type Open X Google Analytics Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 1:01:42
Blind Faith Does Not Apply To Business http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13927/blind-faith/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13927/blind-faith/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:44:20 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13927

One of the challenges of trying to do something you have never done before is dealing with a lack of results.

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While I am not religious, this is the one area of life where I think faith becomes critically important.

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Jaime Tardy: From $70K In Debt To A Six-Figure Coaching Business, Podcast, Book And Masterminding With Millionaires http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13843/jaime-tardy/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13843/jaime-tardy/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:41:47 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13843

Jaime Tardy has this uncanny ability to get along with everyone. This is an especially helpful skill when you run a podcast about interviewing millionaires – you end up with some very successful friends!

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13843/jaime-tardy/feed/ 11 jaime tardy, coaching, masterminds, eventual millionaire, get out of debt, podcasting, Jaime Tardy has this uncanny ability to get along with everyone. This is an especially helpful skill when you run a podcast about interviewing millionaires - you end up with some very successful friends! - Jaime Tardy has this uncanny ability to get along with everyone. This is an especially helpful skill when you run a podcast about interviewing millionaires - you end up with some very successful friends! [ Download MP3 | PDF Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Jaime has just released her new book, The Eventual Millionaire, the same title as her blog and podcast. To help celebrate the release of her new book Jaime joined me on the EJ Podcast so we can learn about the book, her podcast and blog, and also how she currently makes a living. From $70,000 In Debt To Making $100,000 As A Coach Jaime, and her contortionist performer husband (!), found themselves in some pretty big debt due to buying a car, student loans and the usual expenses you accrue in your early twenties. When they decided to have a child they realised that getting on top of their money issues was critical. They wouldn't have two job incomes to carry their debt when Jaime stopped working because of the baby. In this interview you will hear how Jaime cleared her debt, how she started a new coaching business after her baby was born, which led to the creation of her Eventual Millionaire blog and podcast. The Master Of Masterminds During the interview make sure you listen towards the second half where Jaime talks about how she formed a powerful mastermind group. She managed to convince some fairly well known people like Pat Flynn to become part of her group, even though her own reputation wasn't quite as established by then. Her advice on how to create powerful masterminds with super-successful people is priceless. What We Covered During The Interview Here's what we talked about during the interview - We talk about how she met her husband and bought a house before turning 20 Jaime explains how she herself became a coach after working with one I ask Jaime to explain how she pre-qualifies her coaching clients and why she can charge as much as $600 an hour Jaime had 30,000 downloads of her podcast in the first month, so I asked her how she did it Jaime tells the story of she almost gave up on her blog, but after exposure on big sites like Yahoo and CNN, it took off There's some great advice in here about podcasting, masterminds and running a coaching practice, so don't skip this one. [Tweet "You can build your own belief by helping others build theirs."] Where To Find Jaime On The Web The New Eventual Millionaire Book Eventual Millionaire Blog And Podcast Jaime on Twitter Enjoy the interview with Jaime and please if you enjoy this interview and want me to keep doing them, help out by reviewing this podcast on iTunes. [ Download MP3 | PDF Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Text Version [spoiler] YARO: Hello, this is Yaro Starak and welcome to an Entrepreneur’s Journey podcast. I just spent half an hour talking to my guest. I’m sorry we didn’t record it for you but we decided to actually start the podcast interview and get this going. My good friend Jaime Tardy has joined me on the show, and for some reason whenever I talk to Jaime we just keep talking. So, we really need to interview her, find out all the amazing things she’s doing. One of the challenges with Jaime that I have is actually introducing her to you because she’s done a few different things. She’s most well known publicly online for the Eventual Millionaire Podcast. She also has a great story which we’re going to cover from in debt to breaking free of the debt, and then becoming a six figure earner. What I did realize – or at least I was curious about is she also currently makes a living coaching and consulting online as well. So there’s a few different elements of play. Jaime, let’s break this down. Thank you for joining me. JAIME: Thank you so much for having me Yaro. I appreciate it. YARO: Okay, so did I get that summary right? I’m sure it’s disjointed but… JAIME: Perfect! Sold! [laughs] Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no
Jules Watkins: Photographer, TV Producer & Director Gives It All Up To Teach Video Online (And Makes $200K+ Within Two Years) http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13509/jules-watkins/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13509/jules-watkins/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:00:42 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13509

Jules had a previous life as a professional news photographer, then managed to find a backdoor into a career in television.

He worked his way up to become a director and producer, working on such well known shows as Big Brother, My Sweet Sixteen and Pimp My Ride.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13509/jules-watkins/feed/ 12 information publishing,iphone video,jules watkins,screenflow,video production Jules had a previous life as a professional news photographer, then managed to find a backdoor into a career in television. - He worked his way up to become a director and producer, working on such well known shows as Big Brother, Jules had a previous life as a professional news photographer, then managed to find a backdoor into a career in television. He worked his way up to become a director and producer, working on such well known shows as Big Brother, My Sweet Sixteen and Pimp My Ride. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Although he earned a reasonable wage in TV, the income was sporadic and he struggled to build any assets. He began to explore the internet for options, including time spent listening to many of the podcasts in the archives here on Entrepreneurs-Journey and my two free reports, The Blog Profits Blueprint and Membership Site Masterplan. Thanks to his work studying resources available on the internet and hearing so many case studies of people who were making money online, Jules built up a strong theoretical framework for how to run an internet business. The problem was that it was all theory, no practice and thus no money. Finally Jules took the leap and started his first online projects. He enjoyed moderate success with a blog about the flip pocket camera selling cameras via the Amazon Associates affiliate program, and an online video show about parenting, however progress was slow and the income was far from enough to support him and his family. This all changed when Jules made two decisions - He added a newsletter optin form to his blog to start building a list He decided to create and sell a training product From there he went on to sell about $19,000 of his first training product, using a clever technique to create the product and find partners to promote it. Since then he has released three more training products and sold over $200,000 in the last two years, with sales still coming in daily. How Jules Does It Make sure you listen all the way through this podcast interview. I made sure Jules listed each technology tool he uses to put together his training products and how exactly he is able to find buyers and create product so quickly. He also does something that I think is very unique in our industry - he sells products that are just one or two videos, rather than creating large courses with multiple modules. He still charges $97 for them, and people find them valuable, so there is definitely a lesson to learn in how Jules creates his products. What We Covered During The Interview Here's what we talked about during the interview - Jules explains how he became a photographer and how that led to becoming involved in television production I asked Jules to explain exactly what he did as a director-producer, including what TV shows he worked on (I was geeking out a bit here) We then transition to how Jules left the TV world to start internet projects, including his first project - a blog about the Flip pocket camera Jules talks about some of his other projects, including an online video show about parenting, and details how much money he made from all these early projects We then take an in-depth look at Jule's first product, including how he created it, found people to sell it for him and what technology he uses to deliver all his materials We end the podcast by reviewing where Jules is at today, including what products he has and how he has managed to sell so many training products predominantly relying on other people's traffic. As you will hear in the interview, Jules was a listener of this podcast, and recalls a time when he was skeptical about all these people I interview who claim they make money from the internet. [Tweet "Sometimes Your First Product Is A Stepping Stone To Your Profitable Product"] Now that he is on my show as one of them, he wants to hammer home the point that everyone can do this, as long as you put in the work. Where To Find Jules On The Web iPhone Video Hero Screenflow Video Hero I hope you find this interview motivating and get out there and create your own story, Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 1:12:09
New Location For Everything Entrepreneurship Podcast And I’m Postponing Blogology Magazine http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13814/new-location-everything-entrepreneurship-podcast/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13814/new-location-everything-entrepreneurship-podcast/#comments Sun, 09 Feb 2014 23:40:56 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13814

I have a couple of short updates to start the week with.

A few people have been asking where last week’s episode of the Everything Entrepreneurship Podcast with Walter and myself is. We have begun moving the podcast to its own separate domain name and soon its own channel in iTunes as well.

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Lewis Howes: How A Tragic End To His Pro Football Career Led To Making Millions Online http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13778/lewis-howes-tragic-end-football-career-to-millions-made-online/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13778/lewis-howes-tragic-end-football-career-to-millions-made-online/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:02:16 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13778

Lewis Howes was a college football player in the USA, who had his career cut short due to a broken wrist injury sustained in a game.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13778/lewis-howes-tragic-end-football-career-to-millions-made-online/feed/ 9 lewis howes,linkedin specialist,school of greatness,webinar marketing Lewis Howes was a college football player in the USA, who had his career cut short due to a broken wrist injury sustained in a game. - Lewis left the world of football with no income, no knowledge of how to make money or any job prospects. Lewis Howes was a college football player in the USA, who had his career cut short due to a broken wrist injury sustained in a game. Lewis left the world of football with no income, no knowledge of how to make money or any job prospects. His sister provided a couch for him to sleep on, which he leveraged well by using the spare time to learn about how people were making money on the internet. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Lewis became very active on LinkedIn and turned himself into one of the most well networked sporting personalities on the site. He leveraged his connections to start hosting LinkedIn meetup events in the real world, which gave him an income stream, albeit a very time consuming one. When Joel Comm invited Lewis to come talk about LinkedIn marketing on a webinar, the doors opened to a new income opportunity. Although a beginner to teaching online, Lewis loved the format and went on to become a full time LinkedIn marketing trainer, selling his teaching programs via webinars. Lewis co-founded an online teaching company that made several million dollars over a period of three years. He conducted over 700 webinars during this time, and then decided he had enough of teaching LinkedIn and similar subjects. He took a break, then just recently came back with a bang, starting a brand new business called the School of Greatness, which began with a podcast, and has now grown into a coaching program. As you will hear during this interview, the school is more like a movement that Lewis is proud to lead, than just a training course. [Tweet "What dream could you achieve if you told the world you would get it done in 30 days?"] Inspiration And The Practical All Wrapped Into One Interview This interview begins with Lewis explaining what he is up to today and some of the key highlights behind the principles he runs his life on (including how he learned to play the guitar and salsa dancing using immersion). We then recap his career in the usual Entrepreneurs Journey Podcast style. During the second half of the interview, things get very practical. Lewis explains exactly how he makes money and teaches other people to make money online, primarily using Webinars as the main marketing tool. He breaks down what tools he uses to build his email list, take payments, run his membership site and conduct his webinars. Here are some of the other things we talked about... How Lewis learned to play the guitar, salsa dancing and how he become a professional handball player. Lewis offers two examples of members in his program and how they have gone on to quickly earn thousands of dollars online. We also hear the different income streams Lewis currently personally has, including advising startups, a podcast, his coaching program and other various sources. Websites Mentioned During The Interview LewisHowes.com School Of Greatness Podcast Where to Find Lewis Online lewishowse.com Twitter Facebook LinkedIn [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] [spoiler] Hello, this is Yaro Starak and welcome to the Entrepreneurs' Journey podcast. Today’s guest is Lewis Howes, ex-professional footballer turned to millionaire internet marketer and leader of the School of Greatness. Let the journey begin. Hello, my name is Yaro, full time blogger, podcaster and living the laptop lifestyle. Thank you for downloading this episode of the Entrepreneurs Journey podcast where you’re going to hear another inspiring story from a successful online entrepreneur. Today’s story is from Lewis Howes who has a very interesting background. He came from a history of professional sports as a footballer then, an injury, a broken wrist stopped his career which led him to basically sitting on a couch for two years trying to figure out what to do next, how to build his life back up. He discovers Internet Marketing primarily through LinkedIn. Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 1:04:18
Dan Faggella: How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Master Turned His Skill Into An Online Training Empire http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13737/dan-faggella-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-training-empire/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13737/dan-faggella-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-training-empire/#comments Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:12:54 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13737

Dan Faggella is a talented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artist and trainer. He started a gym in his hometown, then when he hit growth limitations combined with the unfortunate collapse of the roof in his building, decided to go online and sell digital training products.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13737/dan-faggella-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-training-empire/feed/ 22 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,business systems,dan faggella,Email Marketing,email segmentation,joint ventures,online traffic tips,sales funnel Dan Faggella is a talented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artist and trainer. He started a gym in his hometown, then when he hit growth limitations combined with the unfortunate collapse of the roof in his building, Dan Faggella is a talented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artist and trainer. He started a gym in his hometown, then when he hit growth limitations combined with the unfortunate collapse of the roof in his building, decided to go online and sell digital training products. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] He began by recording his training sessions to create a product and then threw himself deep into the world of internet marketing. Fast forward to today and Dan is making $45,000 in sales per month online promoting a range of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu digital products, with a sophisticated email marketing sales funnel and segmentation strategy. This is a LONG interview - over one hour and fifteen minutes - where Dan breaks down many of the key elements that make his business work. If you have ever wanted to take your offline practice or service business and transform it into an online digital training product business, you MUST listen to this. Dan was very generous with his time and open to all my questions. As a result, we got to really pull the curtain back and see how Dan does what he does. Dan's Survey During the interview Dan talked about how he basically "forces" his subscribers to fill out a survey so he can discover the motivation behind why a person has joined his email newsletter. Using the data he gets from the survey, he can then send tailored messages to certain segments with special offers for his products. This has proven to be a very effective strategy, enabling Dan to convert many more of his subscribers into paying customers. As we promised on the podcast, here is an example survey Dan uses - What We Covered During The Interview There are some absolute gold nugget techniques in this interview. In particular pay attention to how Dan first got traffic to his new product (this is something I have never heard anyone else do, and I have done a lot of interviews!) and his email segmentation techniques to increase sales. Here are some of the things we talked about... Dan explains how he became a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu figher and teacher, specialising in techniques for smaller people and how he opened a Gym to fund his university studies. Dan explains how he first created a digital product, then did interviews with top fighters and used them as a doorway to become a writer on many of the top BJJ magazines and blogs. We learn how Dan increased his exposure, including some very clever partnership techniques so he didn't have to become reliant on constantly doing launches to make money If you want to know exactly what "segmentation" is when it comes to email marketing, Dan explains exactly how he does it with surveys and tagging to his database [Tweet "Email segmentation secrets explained by @danfaggella in this revealing Entrepreneurs-Journey Podcast"] Websites Mentioned During The Interview Science of Skill MicroBJJ Infusionsoft Aweber Paypal Sixth Division Ontraport Office Autopilot Screencast Tim Reid's podcast CLVBoost.com First Internet Income   [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] [spoiler] YARO: Hello, this is Yaro Starak and welcome to an Entrepreneurs’ Journey interview with a special guest. His name is Dan Faggella. I’ve just realized I haven’t asked how to pronounce that last name but, hopefully, I’m not butchering it, Faggella, okay? DAN: No, you got it. YARO: Awesome. Dan is a mixed martial arts business owner and a national Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor but, I brought him on the show because he’s doing some great things selling information products in the space of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts to the tune of about $45,000 in revenue last month as we record this so, fairly well-established information marketing business. So, Dan is going to be talking a bit about that and how he got into what he does and what he’s doing currently. So, Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 1:21:01
Why You Can’t Afford To Miss Out On The New Wave Of Domain Names http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13770/cant-afford-miss-new-wave-domain-names/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13770/cant-afford-miss-new-wave-domain-names/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:49:11 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13770

In episode #16 of the Everything Entrepreneurship podcast Walter explains what happened to his body after spending three days of straight coding.

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What Tennis Player Stanislas Wawrinka Story Of Redemption Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Perseverance http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13749/stanislas-wawrinka-story-of-redemption/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13749/stanislas-wawrinka-story-of-redemption/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:13:12 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13749

I love January.

Besides the start of the new year, the fresh ambition and motivation (and finishing all those pesky holidays)… something very important happens.

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It’s tennis month in Australia.

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Which Link Building Techniques For SEO Work Today And Questions To Answer During Your Funding Pitch http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13716/link-building-seo-2014/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13716/link-building-seo-2014/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:02:04 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13716

Two episodes ago we had a reader question from John Paul who asked about link building techniques.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13716/link-building-seo-2014/feed/ 8 investment pitch,link building,pitch deck,Search Engine Optimization,startup funding Two episodes ago we had a reader question from John Paul who asked about link building techniques. - [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - We spent the first half of this podcast episode, Everything Entrepreneurship #15, Two episodes ago we had a reader question from John Paul who asked about link building techniques. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] We spent the first half of this podcast episode, Everything Entrepreneurship #15, talking about where link building is at today, a topic I am very interested in because I spent the last week researching traffic strategies for my new e-guide. In the second half of this podcast Walter talks about his experience listening in to a woman who was part of a seed investment round in Twitter. We then talk about funding and doing a pitch for investment as a startup. During the show I mentioned a previous article I wrote about putting together a "pitch deck" for when we were looking for investors for CrankyAds, which includes the different areas we covered in our presentation. You can find the list of concepts to cover in your pitch deck in this article - How I Created Our Pitch Deck For Investors. [Tweet "Do The Same Old Link Building Techniques Still Work Today?"] Do You Have A Question For Our Show? To hear your question answered on our next show send me a one to two minute long MP3 explaining who you are, what you are up to and a question for Walter and myself and we will reply on our next episode. You can send the mp3 to yaro@entrepreneurs-journey.com. Or if you are shy, leave your question as a comment reply to this post. Enjoy this week's episode and we will talk to you again next week. Yaro and Walter [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 39:08
How To Relax A Sleep Deprived Mind And Get Back To Sleep http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13691/how-to-get-back-to-sleep/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13691/how-to-get-back-to-sleep/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:18:21 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13691

What Happens When Your Mind Turns Against You…

 

It’s 5am and I’m lying in bed. 

I’ve been awake for an hour and I just can’t fall back to sleep. 

Sometimes I wake up from a dream, sometimes a noise from the neighbourhood, or Ramses my cat decides he wants breakfast. 

Whatever the trigger, once I am up, unless

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How Blue Oceans And Disruptive Innovation Can Be Your Path To Startup Success http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13687/blue-oceans-disruptive-innovation-startup-success/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13687/blue-oceans-disruptive-innovation-startup-success/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:23:10 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13687

Walter and I have a very strategic discussion on today’s Everything Entrepreneurship Episode #14 as we look to concepts like the Blue Ocean Strategy and Disruptive Innovation as methods to carve out big profits by creating new markets.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13687/blue-oceans-disruptive-innovation-startup-success/feed/ 23 blue ocean strategy,disruptive innovation Walter and I have a very strategic discussion on today's Everything Entrepreneurship Episode #14 as we look to concepts like the Blue Ocean Strategy and Disruptive Innovation as methods to carve out big profits by creating new markets. - Walter and I have a very strategic discussion on today's Everything Entrepreneurship Episode #14 as we look to concepts like the Blue Ocean Strategy and Disruptive Innovation as methods to carve out big profits by creating new markets. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] The two books we mentioned during the call were - Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business We also talk about these topics during the podcast - How to turn an information publishing business into a hundred million dollar company Internal vs external forms of motivation The parallels between startup companies and internet marketing fundamentals And more feedback from Walter's experience in the startmate incubator program To hear your question answered on our next show send me a one to two minute long MP3 explaining who you are, what you are up to and a question for Walter and myself and we will reply on our next episode. You can send the mp3 to yaro@entrepreneurs-journey.com. Or if you are shy, leave your question as a comment reply to this post. Enjoy this week's episode and we will talk to you again next week. Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 39:24
Search Engine Optimization Using The Long Tail, The Ultradian Rhythm For Productivity And The One Thing Startups Should Focus On http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13671/search-engine-optimization-using-long-tail/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13671/search-engine-optimization-using-long-tail/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:46:04 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13671

Welcome to the first episode of Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro for 2014. This is episode #13, which felt a bit like a new years hangover episode.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13671/search-engine-optimization-using-long-tail/feed/ 7 long tail,seo for blogs,startup goals,sydney incubator Welcome to the first episode of Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro for 2014. This is episode #13, which felt a bit like a new years hangover episode. - [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - Welcome to the first episode of Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro for 2014. This is episode #13, which felt a bit like a new years hangover episode. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] We recorded this podcast at 10:30PM local time Monday night, after Walter had his first full day at the Startmate Incubator in Sydney. You will hear how that went and what the setup at Startmate is like during this podcast. I also talk about my first project for this year, a beginners guide to traffic for bloggers, which leads us into an interesting discussion about the Long Tail and how it is so relevant for SEO today. We also talk about these topics during the podcast - The only thing startups should focus on from day one How much pressure is Walter on to perform in the incubator and how they are measuring success What content is going into my new guide on blog traffic How bloggers can make use of the Long Tail to get traffic from search engines And yes, we talk about the weather too! You can read more about the Long Tail here. I hope 2014 has started with a bang for you and your business. If you need a little help to guide you this year, why not leave us a question we can answer during the show? Just write a comment reply to this post or even better, email your audio question in MP3 format to yaro@entrepreneurs-journey.com and we will play it live during the episode. Happy listening! Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 34:09
Reflections On 2013, What Walter Discovered About Starting A Business After Listening To Podcast Interviews, And Our Plans For 2014 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13660/reflections-2013-forward-2014/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13660/reflections-2013-forward-2014/#comments Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:19:48 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13660

In episode #12 of Everything Entrepreneurship, the final for 2013, Walter and I look back over the previous year and talk about some of the most significant moments in both our personal and business lives. We review how these events changed us and changed the direction we took during the year. We also discuss what 2014 has in store … Read the rest of this entry »

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13660/reflections-2013-forward-2014/feed/ 5 founders advice,new years 2014,starting a business In episode #12 of Everything Entrepreneurship, the final for 2013, Walter and I look back over the previous year and talk about some of the most significant moments in both our personal and business lives. We review how these events changed us and chan... In episode #12 of Everything Entrepreneurship, the final for 2013, Walter and I look back over the previous year and talk about some of the most significant moments in both our personal and business lives. We review how these events changed us and changed the direction we took during the year. We also discuss what 2014 has in store for us. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Here are some of the subjects we covered during the podcast - To begin this episode I talk about the biggest change and by far the hardest event in my life so far, the passing of my mother. Walter talks about how dealing with the death and illness of people close to him has changed his outlook on life. Walter explains how he researched what people like him did to launch a successful business by binging on podcasts interviews with software engineers who became founders. We close out the episode by looking forward at what 2014 holds for us A big thank you to all of our listeners for supporting us during the first three months of this new podcast. We hope you continue to join us in 2014. If you want your question answered during our next episode, leave a comment reply to this post or email your audio question in MP3 format to yaro@entrepreneurs-journey.com. Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 35:47
How To Apply The Same Powerful Selling Techniques Big Retailers Use During The Holidays http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13640/apply-powerful-selling-techniques-big-retailers-use-holidays/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13640/apply-powerful-selling-techniques-big-retailers-use-holidays/#comments Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:40:45 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13640

Why We Can't Say No To Buying Things During This Time Of Year…

Yesterday was Boxing Day in Australia, the day after Christmas.
 
For you non-commonwealth country readers, here is how Wikipedia defines boxing day -

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their

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Outsourcing And Automating Your Email And Customer Service Process http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13632/outsourcing-automating-email-customer-service-processes/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13632/outsourcing-automating-email-customer-service-processes/#comments Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:25:59 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13632

In this Christmas flavoured Everything Entrepreneurship #11 episode, Walter and I head into a long discussion about email and how you can best outsource and automate this very important part of your online business.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13632/outsourcing-automating-email-customer-service-processes/feed/ 7 customer service system,doctor who prelaunch,email automation In this Christmas flavoured Everything Entrepreneurship #11 episode, Walter and I head into a long discussion about email and how you can best outsource and automate this very important part of your online business. - In this Christmas flavoured Everything Entrepreneurship #11 episode, Walter and I head into a long discussion about email and how you can best outsource and automate this very important part of your online business. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] During the episode I mentioned an article from the archives of EJ where I covered how I came up with my email management system, which you can read here - Inside My Business: The Evolution Of A Customer Service System Here is what we talked about - We begin with a brief segue about Doctor Who and the amazing prelaunch process that occurred online in the build-up to the 50th anniversary special episode. Walter explains what he is setting up to run automatically without him since he is about to devote at least six months of his life to a brand new startup and incubation process in Sydney and San Francisco. The rest of the episode centers around email automation, including how I currently handle emails and some of the various systems I have used in the past. If you want your question answered during our next episode, leave a comment reply to this post or email your audio question in MP3 format to yaro@entrepreneurs-journey.com. Merry Christmas! Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 44:44
Chuck Frey Explains How You Can Make An Extra $10,000 A Year By Adding A Directory To Your Blog http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13547/chuck-frey-explains-can-make-extra-10000-year-adding-directory-blog/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13547/chuck-frey-explains-can-make-extra-10000-year-adding-directory-blog/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:22:10 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13547

Chuck Frey has an interesting niche, one you might consider very old-school and probably because of this, not something you have thought about adding to your own business.

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Chuck makes money from directories.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13547/chuck-frey-explains-can-make-extra-10000-year-adding-directory-blog/feed/ 13 blog monetization,directory income,make money with directories,resources page Chuck Frey has an interesting niche, one you might consider very old-school and probably because of this, not something you have thought about adding to your own business. - [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - Chuck Frey has an interesting niche, one you might consider very old-school and probably because of this, not something you have thought about adding to your own business. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Chuck makes money from directories. Do you remember directories? Those old style sites that list links to websites which you can search or manually dig through? Chuck suggests that you consider adding a directory - like a resources page with links to relevant websites, tools and products - to your website or blog. This adds value to your site, but can also become an income stream. As you will learn about in this interview, by charging a price for a premium directory listing, you can add a new and very passive income stream to your blog. All you need is the traffic to justify charging for an entry in your directory and perhaps a little groundwork to find paying advertisers. Hands Off Income What I really like about this method is that it allows you to monetize an area of your site in a way that most people do not. I bet if you are a blogger right now you probably have a resources page, which you link through to products and services via your affiliate link. That's standard advice for bloggers - sell affiliate products via a resources page. How about charging $1,000 a year for a premium advertisement on your directory resources page, then locking in five to ten sponsors? You just need them to sign up at the start of the year, pay the annual fee, and that's it. You know how much you are going to earn and receive it up front. Assuming of course you have traffic and deliver clicks to your advertisers, this could become a very stable, low-labour income stream to add to your business. It could be a full time income source if your site has enough traffic. If you are confused by any of this, have a listen to the interview with Chuck. We cover all the basics, including how Chuck has made money with his own directory, how he sets things up and how he recommends you get started. Make sure you check out Business Directory Profits, which is the guide Chuck mentions several times during the interview. What We Covered During The Interview Here's what we talked about during the interview - Chuck tells the story of how he first came up with the idea of paid directory listings We talk about Chuck's first website directory, what subject it was about and how he set up a system to make money charging for premium listings I ask Chuck to explain some of the technical options available to us to manage directories and was surprised to hear him suggest just starting with a standard WordPress page you manually update (how easy!) Chuck talks about pricing, how he recommends you find advertisers and how to keep the process as hands off as possible Where to Find Chuck Online Business Directory Profits Google+ Chuck's Twitter profile Chuck on Facebook See Chuck on Pinterest Relevant Links Mentioned in this Interview BusinessDirectoryProfits.net mindmappingsoftwareblog.com BudURL.pro Pretty Links Office Autopilot Aweber MailChimp GetResponse This is a short interview but I think you will find the idea worth thinking about. I'll talk to you again soon, Yaro Starak [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] [spoiler] YARO: Hello, this is Yaro Starak, and welcome to an Entrepreneurs’ Journey podcast. Today, my guest is Chuck Frey who I got in touch via email to talk about the subject of monetizing with directories which is something I have not really ever had anyone come on my show to talk about. I haven’t written about it before either. Chuck has actually built a niche directory as an income stream on a blog of his and is also now teaching how to use directories to make money. He’s making about $8000 to $10000 a year from this little directory in quite a specific niche of mind-mapping software so, Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 37:10
How To Gauge Demand For Your Ebook, Mastermind Tips, Options For Non-English Speaking Entrepreneurs, And Horizontal Vs Vertical Business Strategies http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13619/ebook-demand-mastermind-tips-non-english-business-horizontal-vs-vertical/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13619/ebook-demand-mastermind-tips-non-english-business-horizontal-vs-vertical/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 03:37:49 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13619

Everything Entrepreneurship #10 features a host of great questions from our listeners, including our first ever audio question sampling the smooth aussie-accented sounds of Andrew Hellmich. Andrew asked about how to determine demand for an ebook project before putting in all the work creating the ebook.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13619/ebook-demand-mastermind-tips-non-english-business-horizontal-vs-vertical/feed/ 2 everything entrepreneurship,startup podcast Everything Entrepreneurship #10 features a host of great questions from our listeners, including our first ever audio question sampling the smooth aussie-accented sounds of Andrew Hellmich. Andrew asked about how to determine demand for an ebook projec... Everything Entrepreneurship #10 features a host of great questions from our listeners, including our first ever audio question sampling the smooth aussie-accented sounds of Andrew Hellmich. Andrew asked about how to determine demand for an ebook project before putting in all the work creating the ebook. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] You will also find out how Walter went with his Startmate incubator program application, which we talked about during the previous episode. Here are the other topics we covered during this episode - Carlos asked about the viability of creating an online business in another language like Spanish Alex challenged us with his question about the differences between horizontal and vertical business models (and I am still confused!) Chris is looking to form a mastermind group in his hometown, so asks for advice on what goes into a good mastermind We also cover testing for product demand to avoid creating a product that no one will buy I hope you enjoy this episode. If you want your question answered during our next episode, please leave a comment reply to this blog post or email your audio question in MP3 format to yaro@entrepreneurs-journey.com. Speak to you soon, Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 39:01
The Smart Step To Make When You Do Not Know What To Sell Yet http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13613/minimum-viable-product-start-a-newsletter/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13613/minimum-viable-product-start-a-newsletter/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:02:50 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13613

The Best Product Test When You Do Not Know If People Will Buy…

In the last few years I have paid a lot of attention to the world of startups, in particular technology companies.

During this time two concepts popped up as mantras of every new tech entrepreneur - 

"Lean" and "Minimum Viable Product".

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What Founders Face On Pitch Day To Qualify For Startmate, Australia’s Premier Startup Incubator Program http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13588/founders-face-pitch-day-qualify-startmate-australias-premier-startup-incubator-program/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13588/founders-face-pitch-day-qualify-startmate-australias-premier-startup-incubator-program/#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:23:59 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13588

In episode #9 of Everything Entrepreneurship, Walter talks about his experiences along with his startup partner Brett Geoghegan during a five hour long “pitch day” as a finalist to enter the Startmate incubator program in Sydney.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13588/founders-face-pitch-day-qualify-startmate-australias-premier-startup-incubator-program/feed/ 9 pitching to investors,startmate,startup accelerators,startup incubators In episode #9 of Everything Entrepreneurship, Walter talks about his experiences along with his startup partner Brett Geoghegan during a five hour long "pitch day" as a finalist to enter the Startmate incubator program in Sydney. - In episode #9 of Everything Entrepreneurship, Walter talks about his experiences along with his startup partner Brett Geoghegan during a five hour long "pitch day" as a finalist to enter the Startmate incubator program in Sydney. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] With 18 different investor-mentors to pitch to, it felt a lot like speed dating for entrepreneurs looking for backers. If you are considering applying for a top-tier incubator with your startup company, you have to hear Walter's story in this podcast. Here are some of the subjects discussed this episode - The differences between a public consumer startup versus a business to business startup What exactly happens during a pitch day for a premier incubator program How Walter and Brett are applying lean principles to choose what market to go after The differences between owning a platform that other companies use versus creating a tailored solution directly for the client This is very much a startup focused podcast episode. If that's where you are with your business or plan to be soon with a new idea, or you are just curious about incubator programs, download this podcast now. Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 37:18
David Hooper, Author Of The “Six Figure Musician” Explains How Musicians, Writers, Entertainers And Creatives Can Make A Living In A World Where Everything Is Free http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13537/david-hooper-six-figure-musician/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13537/david-hooper-six-figure-musician/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:56:40 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13537

This was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation podcast interview, with David Hooper, a musician turned music marketer.

David, born in Nashville, has been involved in the music industry on some level for his entire life.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13537/david-hooper-six-figure-musician/feed/ 6 david hooper,email newsletter,move the free line,music marketing,six figure musician,social media marketing This was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation podcast interview, with David Hooper, a musician turned music marketer. - David, born in Nashville, has been involved in the music industry on some level for his entire life. - This was a thoroughly enjoyable conversation podcast interview, with David Hooper, a musician turned music marketer. David, born in Nashville, has been involved in the music industry on some level for his entire life. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Although he started out performing music, it soon became apparent David's true talents lied in the realm of music marketing. David became very proficient promoting his own gigs using street marketing and direct response advertising. This in turn led to roles teaching others how to promote their music, consulting and eventually writing a book called the "Six Figure Musician". Can Creative People Give Away Their Work And Still Make Money? Much of this interview focused on the idea of giving away your creative output - your music, or writing, or whatever it is you do - for free, and how that can lead to making an income. I asked David in an era when music is mostly free, available on podcasts and YouTube to consume on mobiles whenever we want to, how can a musician make a living, or even more - six figures a year? I was interested to hear his answer because as a writer, I am keen to hear how we might also give away all our writing in blog posts and free reports, and even possibly give away our training courses, and yet make a profit. David's answer focuses very much on ancillary opportunities that become available to you, once your music or your writing gets you exposure. Things like becoming a paid speaker, or paid to do gigs as a musician, or selling merchandise, or getting hired as a consultant. There is an interesting topic and as a creative I just know you will love this interview. Go listen to it now. Of course, it is free. What We Covered During The Interview Here's what we talked about during the interview - David talks about his background growing up in Nashville and what his original aspirations as a musician were. We discuss how he became a music marketer for himself, then a consultant/teacher for other musicians We dive into the big discussion of how the music industry has changed and what that means for people today who are trying to make a living from their music David shares plenty of examples from music artists who are making a living from their music but not predominately from sales of the music I ask David how he personally can make a living if he gives away his book, especially if he wants to make money beyond getting paid for services like consulting and speaking This is a great podcast for any person who is creative and trying to make a living from their creativity, in a world where everything is free online. Enjoy and stay musical! Yaro Starak Relevant Links Mentioned in this Interview Seth Godin Kevin Kelly's 1000 true fans musicianbook.com MusicMarketing.com Big Bold Impact.com iTunes radio Pandora Spotify CD Baby  Where to Find David Online Twitter.com Facebook Amazon.com iTunes [ Download MP3 |Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] [spoiler] YARO: Hello, this is Yaro Starak and welcome to an Entrepreneurs’ Journey podcast. Today, my guest came to me after I listened to his audio book from his print book. I’m an Audible subscriber and I was looking at my options and came across his book called, “The Six-Figure Musician.” Now, I’m always keen to find anything to do with marketing online. In this case, the book was about how to basically market yourself as a musician including offline and online marketing and I figured, there had to be some overlap between musician marketing and of course, as an artist, a creative, as a writer, as anyone producing anything you’re trying to sell from your own creativity. Those are all similar things to being a musician. So, I had listened to the book. I loved it and I thought, why not get the author, Mr David Hooper on the call to talk more about everything to do with music marketing, Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 51:44
How To Compete In A Commoditized Market Like Hosting, Should Yaro Start A Blogging Service And Is Buying A Podcast A Growth Strategy http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13501/compete-commoditized-market-like-web-hosting-yaro-start-blogging-service-buying-podcast-good-growth-strategy/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13501/compete-commoditized-market-like-web-hosting-yaro-start-blogging-service-buying-podcast-good-growth-strategy/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:14:47 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13501

Welcome to Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro, episode #8.

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This episode we focus on Q&A, with Colin Gray from ThePodcastHost.com asking us about his podcast hosting service and how it could be a viable business when hosting is so commoditized.

Jared Easley from StarveTheDoubts.com sent me an … Read the rest of this entry »

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13501/compete-commoditized-market-like-web-hosting-yaro-start-blogging-service-buying-podcast-good-growth-strategy/feed/ 5 blogging services,buy a podcast,commodity business,differentiation strategies Welcome to Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro, episode #8. - [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - This episode we focus on Q&A, with Colin Gray from ThePodcastHost.com asking us about his podcast hosting service and ho... Welcome to Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro, episode #8. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] This episode we focus on Q&A, with Colin Gray from ThePodcastHost.com asking us about his podcast hosting service and how it could be a viable business when hosting is so commoditized. Jared Easley from StarveTheDoubts.com sent me an email asking whether you could buy another person's podcast as a growth strategy, which we talked about in the second half of the episode. After listening to a video conversation between Marie Forleo and Gary Vaynerchuk, I posed the question whether I should consider starting a high-end blog services business similar to what Gary and his brother are doing with Vaynermedia. Walter's response was pretty clear about what I would be up against with this business, given his background in consulting. Here are some of the subjects we discussed - How to compete in an industry like podcast hosting when price is the only differentiator What should you be prepared for if you start a new services based business Can buying a podcast work as a growth strategy for your own podcast What about buying a pinterest account, or tumblr blog, or twitter profile - are these other types of assets worth buying? If you want your question answered on the show like Colin and Jared in this episode, just ask us in the comments below and we will reply in a future episode. I'd really appreciate a review in iTunes too if you are enjoying Everything Entrepreneurship. Thanks for listening! Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 37:46
The Story Behind How I Sold My First Web Business For $100,000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13496/story-of-how-i-sold-my-website/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13496/story-of-how-i-sold-my-website/#comments Fri, 29 Nov 2013 04:18:01 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13496

This Is The Story Of How I Sold My First Web Business For $100,000…

I have two updates for you in this newsletter.

First, let me get my "pitch" out of the way so I can sleep well knowing if you wanted my latest e-guide you downloaded your copy before the launch week special ends.

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How To Sell Your Blog Or Web Business For Life Changing Money http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13470/how-to-sell-blog-web-business/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13470/how-to-sell-blog-web-business/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 03:19:21 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13470

Long time readers of EJ will recall the early few years where much of my writing on this blog focused on my business at the time, a proofreading service called BetterEdit.

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The Best Traffic Strategy No One Uses http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13463/best-traffic-strategy-one-uses/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13463/best-traffic-strategy-one-uses/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:02:58 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13463

A Rarely Talked About Traffic Strategy That Almost No One Uses…

Here’s a little flashback in time for you…

It was the mid 2000s, I had recently surpassed 1,000 subscribers to my RSS feed (this was back when RSS was all that mattered to bloggers).

The blog considered the “leader” at the time was none other than Darren Rowse’s Problogger … Read the rest of this entry »

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Structuring Your Projects For Passive Income And The “Holy Trinity” That Leads To The Perfect Business http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13450/seeking-passive-income-online-projects-holy-trinity-leads-perfect-business/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13450/seeking-passive-income-online-projects-holy-trinity-leads-perfect-business/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:35:07 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13450

This edition of Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro focuses on passive income. We also review what I call the “holy trinity” of concepts necessary to feel completely satisfied with your business, especially as a lifestyle entrepreneur.

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Here are some of the subjects we discussed -

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13450/seeking-passive-income-online-projects-holy-trinity-leads-perfect-business/feed/ 9 Blogs & Blogging,entrepreneur,lifestyle business,outsourcing,passive income This edition of Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro focuses on passive income. We also review what I call the "holy trinity" of concepts necessary to feel completely satisfied with your business, especially as a lifestyle entrepreneur. - This edition of Everything Entrepreneurship with Walter and Yaro focuses on passive income. We also review what I call the "holy trinity" of concepts necessary to feel completely satisfied with your business, especially as a lifestyle entrepreneur. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Here are some of the subjects we discussed - Can buying a website lead to true passive income? What types of passive income are there Why hiring good people is so important for passive income The trinity of money, freedom and passion and how I went about finding all three And a whole lot more! Also, don't forget to grab your copy of my How To Buy And Sell Blogs For Passive Profits E-Guide before the launch special price discount ends this week. Enjoy the show! Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 39:33
Tired Of The Slow Start, Why Not Buy A Blog To Speed Up The Process http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13446/tired-slow-start-buy-blog-speed-process/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13446/tired-slow-start-buy-blog-speed-process/#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:38:36 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13446

Tired Of The Slow Start, Why Not Speed Up The Process And Buy A Blog?

Many many years ago I was on skype talking to a friend in the USA.

My friend had a blog, one that was similar in audience size to my own, about small business branding.

We were chatting away, and my friend says to me he … Read the rest of this entry »

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The Quickest Path To Your Own Money Making Blog http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13436/quickest-path-money-making-blog/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13436/quickest-path-money-making-blog/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:44:37 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13436

For the last month I have been in focus mode, preparing a new product for release – my How To Buy And Sell Blogs And Websites E-Guide.

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The goal was to release my latest e-guide before November ends. I am pleased to say everything is on track – it launches officially … Read the rest of this entry »

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Applying The “Product Is Marketing” Principle To Information Products And Buying A Blog Instead Of Building One http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13428/buying-blog-instead-building-one-applying-product-marketing-principle-information-products/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13428/buying-blog-instead-building-one-applying-product-marketing-principle-information-products/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:03:19 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13428

It’s time for our regular weekly podcast, the first with our new title – “Everything Entrepreneurship With Walter And Yaro”, including catchy intro and outtro music thanks to Carl from The Voice Market.

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13428/buying-blog-instead-building-one-applying-product-marketing-principle-information-products/feed/ 5 buying a website,everything entrepreneurship,network effects,product is marketing,social media It's time for our regular weekly podcast, the first with our new title - "Everything Entrepreneurship With Walter And Yaro", including catchy intro and outtro music thanks to Carl from The Voice Market. - It's time for our regular weekly podcast, the first with our new title - "Everything Entrepreneurship With Walter And Yaro", including catchy intro and outtro music thanks to Carl from The Voice Market. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] In this episode we focus on the concept of Product Is Marketing, which was the topic of my most recent newsletter as well. Make sure you read the comments that follow the newsletter, there is some great stuff there from Jade and Lewis for anyone who sells informations products online. This topic first surfaced as a result of my attendance at a Melbourne networking event that featured Jonathan Teo, who works for a venture capital group who have backed Twitter, Instragram and most recently, Snapchat. We start this episode with a discussion around buying a website instead of starting one from scratch and why you might want to do that. This ties in to the upcoming release of my latest e-guide - How To Buy And Sell Blogs And Websites For Passive Profits - launching next week. Enjoy our show, let us know what you think of our new music and podcast name, and don't forget to leave a comment reply with any questions you have, which we will respond to during the next show. Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 36:35
The Two Phases Of Market Research To Identify What People Really Want And How To Move From Employee To $250/Hour Contractor http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13397/the-two-phases-of-market-research/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13397/the-two-phases-of-market-research/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:28:54 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13397

 

Welcome to the start of a new week and of course, a new podcast with Walter and Yaro.

Thanks so much to everyone who gave us feedback last week about what name to use for our show.

We have now decided on a name and slogan, and with thanks to a listener Carl, who has offered to do … Read the rest of this entry »

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13397/the-two-phases-of-market-research/feed/ 1 contracting,freelancer,market research   - Welcome to the start of a new week and of course, a new podcast with Walter and Yaro. - Thanks so much to everyone who gave us feedback last week about what name to use for our show. - We have now decided on a name and slogan,   Welcome to the start of a new week and of course, a new podcast with Walter and Yaro. Thanks so much to everyone who gave us feedback last week about what name to use for our show. We have now decided on a name and slogan, and with thanks to a listener Carl, who has offered to do a jingle, next week we will unleash our new name and intro.   [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] For this episode Walter and I uncharacteristically managed to focus on only two topics, which were - The two phases of market research, which Walter is currently working through in order to come up with a sustainable income stream for his startup, Kickspy. How to move from full time employee to part time contractor and eventually reach the point where, like Walter, you can earn enough to live off from one day's worth of contracting so you can spend the rest of your time on your entrepreneurial projects. I hope you enjoy the and as always we welcome your questions, which we will answer on the next episode. To leave a question just leave a comment reply to this blog post. Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 32:38
If Product Is The New Marketing, How Can We Apply This As Bloggers? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13404/product-new-marketing-can-apply-bloggers/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13404/product-new-marketing-can-apply-bloggers/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:21:51 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13404

If Product Is Marketing, How Can We Apply This As Bloggers?

I recently attended a networking event in Melbourne, one of the regular “Lean Startup” meetups. 

The feature guest for the night was Jonathan Teo, a Singapore born, Aussie raised guy, who moved to the US, worked for Google and eventually found himself part of the venture … Read the rest of this entry »

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Researching Your Market To Identify Needs, The “Why Train” Technique And The 90/10 Rule For Content Vs Sales http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13387/researching-market-identify-needs-train-technique-9010-rule-content-vs-sales/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13387/researching-market-identify-needs-train-technique-9010-rule-content-vs-sales/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:00:13 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13387

Which Name Do You Like The Best?

In this week’s episode of the Walter and Yaro podcast show, we begin by asking you to choose which name we should select for our show from the following finalists -

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13387/researching-market-identify-needs-train-technique-9010-rule-content-vs-sales/feed/ 18 content marketing,market research,toyota asking why,why train Which Name Do You Like The Best? In this week's episode of the Walter and Yaro podcast show, we begin by asking you to choose which name we should select for our show from the following finalists - Entrepreneur Cafe Entrepreneur Digest Which Name Do You Like The Best? In this week's episode of the Walter and Yaro podcast show, we begin by asking you to choose which name we should select for our show from the following finalists - Entrepreneur Cafe Entrepreneur Digest Entrepreneur Insights The Walter And Yaro Podcast Show [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] That fourth option is in there because after one month of using the simple Walter And Yaro Show title we have grown quite fond of it, however we are opening this up to your feedback and will rely on the wisdom of the crowd. Your job is to leave a comment reply to this blog post and tell us which name you like best so we can choose a winner. The Why Train Technique During the rest of this episode Walter and I talked a lot about researching your market to figure how exactly what your target customer wants. We cover the "why train" technique popularised by Toyota as a way to get to the root cause behind a problem by asking "why" six times (you can read more about the Why Train Technique here). We also talked about the 90/10 rule for content and sales, and we looked at what the week ahead holds for our own businesses. Enjoy the show and let us know what name you like best. Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 33:52
What The Toyota Way Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Continuous Long Term Improvement http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13377/toyota-way-can-teach-entrepreneurs-continuous-long-term-improvement/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13377/toyota-way-can-teach-entrepreneurs-continuous-long-term-improvement/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:17:11 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13377

What The Toyota Way Can Teach Us Entrepreneurs…

I’m currently listening to the audiobook, The Toyota Way To Lean Leadership, by Jeffrey Liker and Gary Convis.

The book pertains to provide the final step in “lean methodology” by reviewing how company leadership contributes to the process.

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What I Recently Learned From My New Interviews With Top Internet Entrepreneurs http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13360/recently-learned-new-interviews-top-internet-entrepreneurs/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13360/recently-learned-new-interviews-top-internet-entrepreneurs/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:56:18 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13360

The Best Way To Learn Is To Teach…

One of the aspects of creating products I enjoy the most is the lessons I learn.

As they say, the best way to learn is to teach

This is so true because it forces you to focus and prepare since people are expecting something from you. 

The responsibility you have to … Read the rest of this entry »

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Buying A Business Instead Of Starting One, Split Testing For Sales Conversion, User Experience Design, Ad Buys For Traffic And More! http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13354/buying-business-split-testing-sales-conversion-user-experience-design/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13354/buying-business-split-testing-sales-conversion-user-experience-design/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:17:11 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13354

If you ever wanted to join in with me and a friend as we talk about business and technology, and just listen to our conversation, this podcast is a pretty good representation of what happens.

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Walter and I jump around from topic to topic in this episode, but I … Read the rest of this entry »

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13354/buying-business-split-testing-sales-conversion-user-experience-design/feed/ 2 fiverr,optimizely,split testing,user interface design,visual website optimizer If you ever wanted to join in with me and a friend as we talk about business and technology, and just listen to our conversation, this podcast is a pretty good representation of what happens. - [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - If you ever wanted to join in with me and a friend as we talk about business and technology, and just listen to our conversation, this podcast is a pretty good representation of what happens. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Walter and I jump around from topic to topic in this episode, but I have to say it's all interesting stuff, especially if you are running your own internet business, blog, startup or like online marketing. Here are some of the topics we covered - Fiverr and why people do things for $5 Buying a web business vs. starting one from scratch Split testing for conversion and user experience Buying traffic And a whole lot more! Enjoy this week's episode and don't forget to leave a question for us in the comments below and we will answer it in next week's show. Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 35:39
Creating And Pitching A Product At Startup Weekend, Investing In Startups Via Angel List, And How To Gain Exposure For A New Project http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13346/creating-pitching-product-startup-weekend-angel-list/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13346/creating-pitching-product-startup-weekend-angel-list/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:46:21 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13346

In this week’s podcast episode on the Walter and Yaro show (still yet to be named!) we review Walter’s hectic weekend putting in long hours at a startup event. He was part of a team that came third in a competition to create a new product, pitch it and even find customers for it, all over a three-day weekend period.… Read the rest of this entry »

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13346/creating-pitching-product-startup-weekend-angel-list/feed/ 5 angel list,business traction,marketing a new business,startup weekend In this week's podcast episode on the Walter and Yaro show (still yet to be named!) we review Walter's hectic weekend putting in long hours at a startup event. He was part of a team that came third in a competition to create a new product, In this week's podcast episode on the Walter and Yaro show (still yet to be named!) we review Walter's hectic weekend putting in long hours at a startup event. He was part of a team that came third in a competition to create a new product, pitch it and even find customers for it, all over a three-day weekend period. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS] I then have a ramble about using Angel List to invest in startups. I explain what Angel List is, what syndicates are and which people's syndicates I have joined so far. If you are interested in angel investing or raising capital yourself, you definitely need to know about Angel List. Finally we end the show with a talk about gaining exposure for new projects and why positioning is so important. A reminder, Walter and I would really love for you to leave a comment to this post and tell us... What should we call our show? Ask us any questions you have about internet business, marketing, technology or entrepreneurship Thanks for listening, Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 32:33
How Can You Walk Through A Door If You Cannot See It? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13339/can-walk-door-see/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13339/can-walk-door-see/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:10:40 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13339

How Can You Walk Through A Door If You Cannot See It?…

I just spent the entire day at “Hub Melbourne” a co-working space in a magnificient old building full of lots of people working hard on their businesses.

I arrived at 11am, enjoyed a quick introduction and tour around the facilities with other potential new co-workers and then took … Read the rest of this entry »

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How Chris Peters Kickstarted A Beer Bottle Opening iPhone Case (With Ashton Kutcher & Jamie Oliver As Backers) Into A Million Dollar Company http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13316/chris-peters-quadlock-opena-kickstarter-campaigns/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13316/chris-peters-quadlock-opena-kickstarter-campaigns/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13316

My newsletter subscribers will be well aware that I recently moved to Melbourne. To meet new people I have been hitting local entrepreneur meetup events pretty hard.

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I quickly met Rob Ward and Chris Peters, two local guys who used Kickstarter campaigns to start off what … Read the rest of this entry »

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13316/chris-peters-quadlock-opena-kickstarter-campaigns/feed/ 5 iphone case,kickstarter,opena,Product Launch,quadlock My newsletter subscribers will be well aware that I recently moved to Melbourne. To meet new people I have been hitting local entrepreneur meetup events pretty hard. - [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - My newsletter subscribers will be well aware that I recently moved to Melbourne. To meet new people I have been hitting local entrepreneur meetup events pretty hard. [ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] I quickly met Rob ... Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 1:00:50
Predicting How Well A Launch Or Kickstarter Campaign Will Do, Investing In Facebook Stock Through eToro, And Tales From The Dot Com Boom http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13299/predicting-well-launch-kickstarter-campaign-investing-facebook-stock-etoro/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13299/predicting-well-launch-kickstarter-campaign-investing-facebook-stock-etoro/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:31 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13299

Welcome to this week’s episode of what so far is called the Walter and Yaro podcast show (we still need a name, let us know your suggestions in feedback comments please!).

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In our thirty minutes or so chat this week Walter and I talk about…

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13299/predicting-well-launch-kickstarter-campaign-investing-facebook-stock-etoro/feed/ 4 dot com boom,etoro,facebook investment,kickstarter analysis,Product Launch Welcome to this week's episode of what so far is called the Walter and Yaro podcast show (we still need a name, let us know your suggestions in feedback comments please!). - [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - Welcome to this week's episode of what so far is called the Walter and Yaro podcast show (we still need a name, let us know your suggestions in feedback comments please!). [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] In our thirty minutes or so chat this week Walter and I talk about... Predicting how well a product launch or kickstarter campaign will do Update you on what we personally worked on during the last week Talk about investing in the stock market and why I am testing eToro as a way to invest in Facebook Plus all kinds of related tech, business and investing chatter Let us know what you think! Thanks for listening, Yaro and Walter Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 35:26
My Sci-Fi Confession And How Kickstarter Is Changing The World http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13287/sci-fi-confession-kickstarter-changing-world/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13287/sci-fi-confession-kickstarter-changing-world/#comments Sun, 13 Oct 2013 07:11:42 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13287

A Night Spent Exploring Kickstarter Campaigns, My Love Of Science Fiction, All Wrapped Up In A Powerful Business Lesson…

It is no secret that I'm a bit of sci-fi geek.

That is probably not too big a shock to you, given I walk in some fairly geeky circles already as a blogger. I might be stereotyping, but I suspect … Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Facebook Might Beat Google At The Online Advertising Game http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13264/facebook-might-beat-google-online-advertising-game/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13264/facebook-might-beat-google-online-advertising-game/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:50:05 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13264

During the few years I was running CrankyAds, an advertising management tool for bloggers, I spent quite a bit of time researching the online advertising space.

One of my primary goals for this research was to find a way to deal with two issues -

  1. Banner advertising sucks, and…
  2. There has to be a better way of doing online
  3. Read the rest of this entry »

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CrankyAds Founders Chat About Closing Their Startup, TED Talks, Planning Your Week Ahead And More http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13215/crankyads-founders-chat-closing-startup/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13215/crankyads-founders-chat-closing-startup/#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 01:49:22 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13215

Walter Haas, who was the lead developer and co-founder of CrankyAds, and I jumped on to record what I hope will be a new and ongoing feature here on EJ – a talk show in podcast form.

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We don’t have a name for the show yet, and … Read the rest of this entry »

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13215/crankyads-founders-chat-closing-startup/feed/ 5 crankyads,internet marketing podcast,kickspy,monday planning,walter haas Walter Haas, who was the lead developer and co-founder of CrankyAds, and I jumped on to record what I hope will be a new and ongoing feature here on EJ - a talk show in podcast form. - [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] - Walter Haas, who was the lead developer and co-founder of CrankyAds, and I jumped on to record what I hope will be a new and ongoing feature here on EJ - a talk show in podcast form. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] We don't have a name for the show yet, and in true lean style, we are throwing this out there to you and looking for your feedback. The plan is to talk about what we are working on in our businesses, what we are studying and learning, what events we attend and people we meet, as well as what is current in technology, social media, internet marketing and entrepreneurship. It's basically a chat show conversation with two guys who spend a lot of time and energy focused on tech and business. The first episode is now up and ready for you to listen to. We plan to keep each episode to about 30 minutes, which should be just long enough for you to listen to during your commute to school, university, job or workplace. We have it in our calendar to record one every Monday Australia time. We will make changes to the show as we get feedback from you. Please have a listen and leave a comment letting us know any questions we should address during the show, what you think we should call it or any other feedback you have. Thanks for listening, Yaro and Walter P.S. As I mention in the episode, these chat shows are not going to replace my interviews podcast. This is just something regular and ongoing Walter and I are going to record for you. Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 32:45
Have You Seen My “How You Can Start Making Money Online” Mega-Resource Page? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13186/how-to-make-money-online-mega-resource-page/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13186/how-to-make-money-online-mega-resource-page/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 06:42:19 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13186

We Just Updated My “How You Can Start Making Money Online” Mega-Resource Page. Have You Seen It?..

The sun is shining here in Melbourne as the cold weather is leaving us down under and no doubt making its way slowly back up to you guys in the northern hemisphere (sorry about that).

Don’t worry however as I have a resource … Read the rest of this entry »

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CrankyAds Is Closing Down http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13178/crankyads-closing/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13178/crankyads-closing/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 07:54:35 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13178

It is with some sadness that I announce we are going to shut down the CrankyAds service.

For our existing CrankyAds users you have until the start of next year, 2014, to sort out an alternative ad management system and transfer any existing advertisers over.

Any active subscription payments advertisers have with CrankyAds will be cancelled at the end … Read the rest of this entry »

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Tony Wheeler, Paul Jennings And More Inspiring People I Met In Melbourne http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13165/tony-wheeler-paul-jennings-inspiring-people-met-melbourne/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13165/tony-wheeler-paul-jennings-inspiring-people-met-melbourne/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 06:16:58 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13165

What I Have Been Up To In Melbourne And Can You Tell Me Which Cover Design You Like Best For My New iTunes Magazine?…

Now that I am more settled into Melbourne I have had the chance to attend some of the cool events going on in this city.

The highlight so far was Startup Grind, featuring a fireside … Read the rest of this entry »

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Blog Traffic Fundamentals: What Are Communication Channels? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13152/blog-traffic-communication-channels/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13152/blog-traffic-communication-channels/#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 02:48:05 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13152

It’s been a long time overdue but I have finally started to do a complete review and update of the Blog Profits Blueprint, my ground-breaking report from – and you won’t believe this – 2007!

Yep, that’s right, it’s now six years since I first published the Blueprint. What’s even more amazing is every single day for six years … Read the rest of this entry »

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Check Out The New EJ Blog Design, Plus My Product Launch Formula Bonus http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13130/check-new-ej-blog-design-plus-product-launch-formula-bonus/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13130/check-new-ej-blog-design-plus-product-launch-formula-bonus/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:31:08 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13130

The New EJ Blog Design Is Live. Do You Like It? Plus My Product Launch Formula Bonus…

Way way back when I just started out online in the late 1990s, I did all my website designs myself. 

I taught myself HTML from a textbook, which led to many late nights trying to get pixels to align properly within tables.

It … Read the rest of this entry »

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How Kickstarter, Crowdfunding And The Presell Process Are Changing The Way Entrepreneurs Start A Business http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13123/kickstarter-crowdfunding-presell-process/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13123/kickstarter-crowdfunding-presell-process/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:07:13 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13123

Last night before heading to bed I was browsing through Kickstarter, in particular the film and video category, to see what projects are raising funds or have been funded already.

In case you have been living under a rock (or maybe you just don’t live online like I do), Kickstarter is the most popular crowdfunding platform currently available.… Read the rest of this entry »

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My Week Spent Shopping And A Sunday Study Session http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13103/week-spent-shopping-sunday-study-session/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13103/week-spent-shopping-sunday-study-session/#comments Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:23:08 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13103

My Week Spent Shopping And It's Time For A Sunday Study Session…

I just had one of the most productive weeks of my life.

However, it wasn't so much business productivity, I was shopping for stuff to put into my new house in Melbourne (it still counts!).

You see for my new place I went in empty. The landlords left … Read the rest of this entry »

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Which Magazine Cover Do You Like Best? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13092/magazine-cover-like-best/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13092/magazine-cover-like-best/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:22:38 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13092

As you know if you received my newsletters in the last month or so, I am currently in the process of putting together a magazine for the iTunes newsstand app.

I am doing this to reach a new audience and hopefully gain early mover advantage by being one of the first bloggers to have a magazine.

It helps that I … Read the rest of this entry »

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My Answers To Two Big Questions Every New Blogger Or Info Product Marketer Faces http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13080/answers-two-big-questions-every-new-blogger-info-marketer-faces/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13080/answers-two-big-questions-every-new-blogger-info-marketer-faces/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 01:51:57 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13080

Here Are Answers To Two Of The Most Important Questions A New Blogger Or Info Product Marketer Will Ever Have…

I have two resources to share with you that answer the two biggest questions someone new to online business has -

  1. What niche do I enter?
     
  2. How do I quickly get paying customers?

Here are your answers…

Just last … Read the rest of this entry »

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Welcome To The 2013 New EJ Blog Design http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13002/welcome-2013-new-ej-blog-design/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/13002/welcome-2013-new-ej-blog-design/#comments Sun, 08 Sep 2013 05:52:41 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=13002

Every few years I launch a brand new design here on Entrepreneurs-Journey.

I’m happy to announce that the new 2013 design is live.

If you are reading this page on an RSS reader make sure you take a look at www.entrepreneurs-journey.com on a desktop or laptop screen to see the new layout.

The mobile version of EJ is new … Read the rest of this entry »

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Product Launch Formula And How Two Bloggers Make Money In Different Ways http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12979/product-launch-formula-two-bloggers-make-money-different-ways/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12979/product-launch-formula-two-bloggers-make-money-different-ways/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 04:22:43 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12979

Two Bloggers Use The Same Fundamentals To Build Their Blogs, Yet They Make Money In Very Different Ways…

I've landed back in Melbourne, where for a week I am staying in an AirBNB rental apartment in Carlton North, then moving on to a proper 12 month lease in my new home in Fitzroy North.

I have to say it … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is The First Question To Ask Yourself When Choosing A Niche http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12530/what-is-the-first-question-to-ask-yourself-when-choosing-a-niche/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12530/what-is-the-first-question-to-ask-yourself-when-choosing-a-niche/#comments Sat, 31 Aug 2013 23:33:45 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12530

Earlier this week I recorded an interview with Dan and Joe for their podcast Entrepreneur Showdown.

The discussion turned to the age old debate about which is more important when choosing a niche – your own passion for the subject or market demand based on things like keyword analysis?

The short answer is that both are important, but there … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Happens When Email Stops Working Discussed On A Park Bench [VIDEO] http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12591/what-happens-when-email-stops-working-discussed-on-a-park-bench-video/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12591/what-happens-when-email-stops-working-discussed-on-a-park-bench-video/#comments Sat, 24 Aug 2013 07:08:59 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12591

MagCast Is Closing, I'm Moving To Melbourne And Another Video In The Park For You…

Have you ever had one of those weeks were you stopped and went -

"Wow, I am juggling a lot of things at once!"

I'm having one of those periods right now in my life, yet fingers crossed, it all seems to be going smoothly so … Read the rest of this entry »

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How Two Successful Bloggers Make Money In Very Different Ways http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12516/how-two-successful-bloggers-make-money-in-very-different-ways/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12516/how-two-successful-bloggers-make-money-in-very-different-ways/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:17:09 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12516

Last weekend I spent Sunday writing Action Plan 3 for my EJ Insider Interviews Club members, featuring Daniel Scocco and Joe Gilder.

The action plans are short reports I write that come out once per month to members. I re-listen to the two new exclusive interviews I release that month and write down what I believe are the key … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Happens When Email No Longer Works As A Marketing Tool http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12589/what-happens-when-email-no-longer-works-as-a-marketing-tool/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12589/what-happens-when-email-no-longer-works-as-a-marketing-tool/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:06:19 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12589

What Would You Do If Your Email List Stopped Working As A Marketing Tool?…

I've been pondering a lot what would happen if email was no longer useful as a marketing tool.

As much as we lament the fact that Google controls so much of our traffic, most online marketers have to face the fact that we also rely heavily … Read the rest of this entry »

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A Day Spent With Noah Kagan Founder Of Appsumo http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12587/a-day-spent-with-noah-kagan-founder-of-appsumo/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12587/a-day-spent-with-noah-kagan-founder-of-appsumo/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:05:34 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12587

I Spent A Day Tagging Along With Visiting Appsumo Founder Noah Kagan On His Trip To Australia. This Is What Happened…

A couple of weeks ago I booked myself into a startup event in Melbourne. 

The main speaker I was keen to hear from was Noah Kagan, founder of Appsumo and early employee at Facebook and Mint.

Noah has … Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Email Going To Die? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12492/is-email-going-to-die/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12492/is-email-going-to-die/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:06:36 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12492

What is the one tool that every marketer recommends and uses no matter their specialty?

It’s email.

If you teach facebook, podcasting, youtube videos, blogging, twitter, pinterest, linkedin, or media buys, PPC, joint ventures  - whatever the front end traffic tool, everyone states that capturing your visitor on to an email list is the smartest option.

Why? Because the … Read the rest of this entry »

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Nothing Lasts Forever: Why Now Is The Time To Diversify Your Traffic Sources http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12479/diversify-traffic-sources/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12479/diversify-traffic-sources/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:31:52 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12479

If you are on my newsletter you will have seen the edition I sent out Monday explaining how I met with Ed Dale last week, the Australian internet marketer and part of the founding team behind MagCast (although he is calling it Digital Publishing Blueprint now).

MagCast is a software platform and course that Ed and his team built … Read the rest of this entry »

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Inevitability Thinking And Why You Need Genuine Belief To Succeed http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12583/inevitability-thinking-and-why-you-need-genuine-belief-to-succeed/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12583/inevitability-thinking-and-why-you-need-genuine-belief-to-succeed/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:04:01 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12583

Inevitability Thinking And Why You Need Genuine Belief To Succeed…

Plus Your Final 24 Hours To Grab My Mindset Guide Before The Price Rise…

First up, if you haven’t yet downloaded your copy of my brand new Master Your Mindset E-Guide, the price is going up tonight (Friday) at midnight Eastern US time.

Here’s the link for the discount … Read the rest of this entry »

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Come Take A Walk With Me Through A Melbourne Park [ Video ] http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12581/come-take-a-walk-with-me-through-a-melbourne-park-video/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12581/come-take-a-walk-with-me-through-a-melbourne-park-video/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:03:02 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12581

A Walk In The Park And The Critical Importance Of Mindset Training…

I was out walking today in a chilly Melbourne winter day and I came across this lovely park on Toorak Road in South Yarra near where I am staying.

It’s one of those parks that has these epic tree lined paths that are super-straight. You can see what … Read the rest of this entry »

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Do You Really Believe You Will Reach Your Big Goal? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12447/do-you-really-believe-you-will-reach-your-big-goal/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12447/do-you-really-believe-you-will-reach-your-big-goal/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 05:07:03 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12447

I remember approaching the final year of my university degree thinking about what I was going to do next.

I was working a casual job at the university, the dot com bubble had just burst, and I was about to graduate with average grades from a business management degree with absolutely no intention of getting a full time job.

I … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Motivates You Enough To Work On A Friday Night… http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12579/what-motivates-you-enough-to-work-on-a-friday-night/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12579/what-motivates-you-enough-to-work-on-a-friday-night/#comments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:01:27 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12579

What Motivates You Enough To Work On A Friday Night…

You know the power of a deadline right?

On Friday night I was in my short term rental apartment in South Yarra Melbourne. 

It's a cosy modern little apartment, a little bit dark and small, but perfectly suitable for my month-long visit.

Normally on a Friday night I avoid work. … Read the rest of this entry »

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The Critical Importance Of Targeted Mindset Training http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12400/the-critical-importance-of-targeted-mindset-training/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12400/the-critical-importance-of-targeted-mindset-training/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:35:18 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12400

I just released a brand new E-Guide called -

“Master Your Mindset: Productivity And Mindset
Training For Professional Bloggers”

You can purchase the guide from here -

Master Your Mindset Order Page

For a long time I’ve wanted to have a resource like this available. I am very excited to finally publish it.

My writing here on EJ is very … Read the rest of this entry »

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Is New Social Media Internet Marketing Better Than Direct Response Internet Marketing http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12577/is-new-social-media-internet-marketing-better-than-direct-response-internet-marketing/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12577/is-new-social-media-internet-marketing-better-than-direct-response-internet-marketing/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:00:38 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12577

A Gmail Warning, Plus A Reader Asks Which Is Better – Old Or New Media Internet Marketing?

If you are a Gmail user you have may have noticed that Google updated the interface to include some new tabs.

The scary thing about this is they are automatically filtering your messages away from your inbox into these tabs based on where … Read the rest of this entry »

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Which Is Better: New Media Marketing Or Old School Internet Marketing? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12360/new-media-marketing-or-internet-marketing/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12360/new-media-marketing-or-internet-marketing/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:25:57 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12360

I received an email recently from one my newsletter subscribers named Zsolt, who is from Hungary.

He had a really great question regarding what business models still work online. Specifically he was referring to the more social web 2.0 world of blogging, podcasting and social media, versus traditional internet marketing formats.

This is the part of the message … Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Apply Leverage To Your Blogging Business http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12575/how-to-apply-leverage-to-your-blogging-business/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12575/how-to-apply-leverage-to-your-blogging-business/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:00:06 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12575

What Is Leverage And Why It Is Your Only Path To Significant Wealth Online…

This week I am in Melbourne writing to you from an apartment I am renting for a month in South Yarra.

I'll tell you more about my trip later in the newsletter, but first, let's talk about leverage

I published an important article on my … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is Leverage? (And Why It Is Your Only Path To Significant Wealth Online) http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12337/what-is-leverage/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12337/what-is-leverage/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:02:26 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12337

One of the aspects I enjoy the most about doing interviews with successful entrepreneurs, is feeding my own curiosity to find out things like -

  • How they attract traffic
  • How they make money
  • What a typical day in their life is like

…and so on.

Knowing the answers to these questions can help you with your own business. I find … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Technology I Recommend You Use To Sell Teaching Products Over The Internet http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12573/what-technology-i-recommend-you-use-to-sell-teaching-products-over-the-internet/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12573/what-technology-i-recommend-you-use-to-sell-teaching-products-over-the-internet/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:59:22 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12573

What Technology I Currently Use To Sell Information Products Online…

My trip to Sydney ended last week. I did apply for one rental, but the competition was fierce and I suspect the fact that Ramses, my cat, was coming too, may have been the deal breaker.

Nevermind! I’ve decided to head to Melbourne for a month instead to check out … Read the rest of this entry »

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This Is One New Publishing Trend You Must Be A Part Of http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12585/this-is-one-new-publishing-trend-you-must-be-a-part-of/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12585/this-is-one-new-publishing-trend-you-must-be-a-part-of/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 07:04:42 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12585

This Is One New Publishing Trend I Want To Be A Part Of, And You Should Too (Especially For Bloggers)…

Have you heard of this place called "Moonee Ponds"?

Neither had I, at least until I met Ed Dale.

So there I was, sitting on a train out to moonee ponds to meet up with Ed Dale, Melbourne's most … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Technology I Currently Use To Sell Information Products Online http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12263/what-technology-i-use-to-sell-information-products/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12263/what-technology-i-use-to-sell-information-products/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:12:05 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12263

Back in 2006 I began the process of researching which technology systems to use to sell an online teaching course.

I had originally planned to release an ebook and was looking at using Clickbank, or even just selling directly with a Paypal link. There were a few other dedicated ebook selling services around too.

Prior to this my technology … Read the rest of this entry »

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From Making A Million As One Of The First True Social Media Experts, To Running A Social Publicity Agency With Rockstar Clients Like Bam Margera And The Veronicas, This Is Leon Hill’s Story http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12177/leon-hill-rockpublicity/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12177/leon-hill-rockpublicity/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:36:14 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12177 Have you noticed how many people go around calling themselves a social media expert, yet don't have much proof that they actually have earned real business results from it?

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Everything You Need To Know About Publishing A Book In Today’s New Media World With Anthony Puttee http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12184/publishing-a-book-anthony-puttee/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12184/publishing-a-book-anthony-puttee/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:19:21 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12184 Anthony Puttee is a designer with a background in video games and television media. He entered the world of publishing after illustrating a young adult book series. Through his experience he became a go-to-guy for dealing with all aspects publishing all kinds of books, from fiction, non-fiction, how-to, children's book and more.

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My Experiment With The Multi-Author Blog Model, Leslie Samuel Takes Over Become A Blogger, My Bizarre Outsourcing Experience And Why I Left AWeber http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12191/multi-author-blogging-experiment/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12191/multi-author-blogging-experiment/#comments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:28:22 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12191

This is part 9 of my Business Timeline, you can read all of the previous chapters here.

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In the last chapter of my business timeline I explained what happened during the four years after I turned 30 in 2009.

I covered how I said no to becoming a speaker selling on stage, slowly closed down all my … Read the rest of this entry »

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Book Publishing And Social Media http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12571/book-publishing-and-social-media/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12571/book-publishing-and-social-media/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:58:33 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12571

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Publishing A Book & What Really Works In Social Media Marketing…

I’m back in Sydney as I write this to you (scroll down to the second half of this email for more about Sydney).

I want to make sure you download the two amazing podcast interviews I released over the last two weeks … Read the rest of this entry »

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From Motivated To Inspired: Why You Need Something A Little Extra If You Want Big Success Online http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12167/from-motivated-to-inspired/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12167/from-motivated-to-inspired/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:08:31 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12167

My good friend Gideon Shalwick drove down from the Sunshine Coast this week to visit Brisbane. I was lucky enough to be included on his itinerary for a lunch date.

We ate burgers and then proceeded to spend the entire afternoon talking about business and life, as is usual when we get together. It’s a good thing this doesn’t happen … Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Interviews Have Been So Important To My Online Career http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12156/why-interviews-have-been-so-important-to-my-online-career/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12156/why-interviews-have-been-so-important-to-my-online-career/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:17:23 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12156

When I was 19 years old I was provided with a dial-up internet account from the University of Queensland, where I had just enrolled in a business management degree.

I remember using my dial up account at home, struggling with all the line drop outs, yet marvelling at what that little modem could do.

I started out browsing newsgroups … Read the rest of this entry »

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Closing Down All My Courses, Launching A Software Startup, Looking For Investors And More – Updates To My Business Timeline http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12138/2013-business-timeline/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12138/2013-business-timeline/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 13:42:52 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12138

This is part 8 of my Business Timeline, you can read the previous chapters here.

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I turned 30 in 2009. I had been back in Australia a year after traveling around the world for 8 months in 2008.

After returning from overseas, I was presented with the opportunity to become a speaker. The plan initially was to … Read the rest of this entry »

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Looking Back Before Moving On http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12127/business-timeline-update-looking-back-before-moving-on/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12127/business-timeline-update-looking-back-before-moving-on/#comments Wed, 22 May 2013 06:48:16 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12127

When I first started Entrepreneurs-Journey I wrote something that I believe was one of the most powerful rapport building pieces of content I have ever created.

I called it my “Business Timeline” and it was exactly what it sounds like, a chronicle of my life as an entrepreneur.

Since this blog began when I had already enjoyed a … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is A Many To Many Business? (And How Can This Model Produce Billion Dollar Outcomes) http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12122/many-to-many/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12122/many-to-many/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 15:05:46 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12122

During the dot com boom around the year 2000, and the years that followed it (this was before I started blogging in 2004), I was a guy in his early twenties looking for a business idea to make my riches with online.

At that stage I had only built a few handful of websites, hobby sites that shared content about … Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Attract Coaching Clients Presented In My New Yaro.TV “Coaching Session” Video Format http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12112/how-to-attract-coaching-clients/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12112/how-to-attract-coaching-clients/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 03:37:39 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12112

As you can probably tell I have upped the amount of videos I release on my YouTube channel.

I am personally recording quick behind the scenes updates that I call “Yaro.TV Dailys“, as well as releasing the occasional more substantial videos like my Stand Up Desk video.

I’ve also been working with my new Filipino project … Read the rest of this entry »

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How I Created My New Sales Page Video (And Why I’m Taking A New Approach) http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12100/how-i-created-my-new-sales-page-video/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12100/how-i-created-my-new-sales-page-video/#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 12:56:49 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12100

I recently had the opportunity to play with a couple of great cameras to record some videos. After some trial and error with lighting, I finally came up with a setup that combined the Canon 6D with an Ikea lamp and a Rode lavalier lapel mic and went to work recording videos.

The big video I needed to create was … Read the rest of this entry »

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From Father Of Three And Walmart Employee, To Internet Success Story, Joey Kissimmee Explains How He Made It Big Online http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12031/joey-kissimmee/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12031/joey-kissimmee/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 02:19:57 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12031 Joey Kissimmee worked at Walmart for ten years. During that time, to make extra cash he went online and managed to bring in a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a month whenever he needed it.Joey Kissimmee

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http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12031/joey-kissimmee/feed/ 25 affiliate products,clickbank affiliates,internet income,internet marketer,joey kissimmee Joey Kissimmee worked at Walmart for ten years. During that time, to make extra cash he went online and managed to bring in a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a month whenever he needed it.Joey Kissimmee Joey Kissimmee worked at Walmart for ten years. During that time, to make extra cash he went online and managed to bring in a few hundred to a few thousand dollars a month whenever he needed it.Joey Kissimmee Yaro Starak: Blogger | Podcaster | Living The Laptop Lifestyle no 1:13:16
My Secret To Good Online Video Lighting: A $20 Lamp From Ikea http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12073/my-secret-to-good-online-video-lighting/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12073/my-secret-to-good-online-video-lighting/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 05:59:25 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12073

Over the last two weeks I’ve been doing some video recording work at home.

My goal was to create a new optin video for the new EJ design I have coming out soon. I also needed to create the video for the sales page of my upcoming product, the EJ Insider, a monthly interviews club.

I’ve been recording videos … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Happens When Your Mother Dies http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12015/what-happens-when-your-mother-dies/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12015/what-happens-when-your-mother-dies/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:26:21 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12015

I don’t know how to start this article other than write the sad news that my mother passed away a month ago.

You may remember back in June 2011 she had a fairly significant stroke, which I wrote about in The Day My Life Changed and again in My Most Challenging Year Part 1: When Family Tragedy Strikes.

Since … Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m Heading To Sydney! – Yaro.TV Video http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12027/im-heading-to-sydney/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/12027/im-heading-to-sydney/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:52:52 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=12027

I’ve made the decision to spend most of the month of May in Sydney.

I’m going there to visit friends, explore some of the cool suburbs, sit at cafes and do my work, and hopefully attend a few events if there are any in May (if you know about startup or blogging or internet/social media events in Sydney in May … Read the rest of this entry »

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All You Need To Know About Manufacturing, Sourcing, And Importing Products From China, With Craig Ford http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11994/manufacturing-sourcing-importing-china-craig-ford/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11994/manufacturing-sourcing-importing-china-craig-ford/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 01:09:46 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=11994 If you have ever thought about sourcing a product from overseas and then selling it locally and online, or you have an idea for a physical product you want to have created in a country like China, were costs are lower, this is the interview to listen to.

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CrankyAds Now Available For All Websites http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11986/crankyads-now-available-for-all-websites/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11986/crankyads-now-available-for-all-websites/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:15:25 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=11986

In case you haven’t heard, I’m a co-founder of a start-up called CrankyAds.

CrankyAds is an ad management tool that allows website owners to rotate banner ads, YouTube video ads and text link ads on your blog or website. You create ad zones on your site, determine how much to charge, and then sponsors can purchase ads directly on … Read the rest of this entry »

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Can You Become Too Old To Be An Entrepreneur? http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11976/can-you-become-too-old-to-be-an-entrepreneur/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11976/can-you-become-too-old-to-be-an-entrepreneur/#comments Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:07:02 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=11976

Last night I attended the Silicon Beach Brisbane event.

This is the fourth such event I have attended. They are definitely a highlight on the Brisbane tech scene, attracting 100 to 200 entrepreneurs and people involved with or interested in launching a startup company.

Brisbane isn’t exactly known as a tech hub globally, but it’s great to see so much … Read the rest of this entry »

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I Just Watched “The Startup Kids” Documentary http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11973/startup-kids/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11973/startup-kids/#comments Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:20:12 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=11973

Last night I was at the Sunshine Coast premier of the documentary The Startup Kids.

It’s an hour long movie created by two woman from iceland, Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, who came to America to interview people about life as a young entrepreneur working on a tech startup.

Several high profile company founders feature in the film, … Read the rest of this entry »

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What Is The Halo Effect And Why You Need To Understand How It Influences You http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11964/halo-effect/ http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/11964/halo-effect/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2013 02:45:00 +0000 http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/?p=11964

The Halo Effect, as per the Wikipedia definition is…

The halo effect or halo error is a cognitive bias in which one’s judgments of a person’s character can be influenced by one’s overall impression of him or her.

We judge a person’s character based on their physical appearance and the things around them. It’s a quick judgement that is … Read the rest of this entry »

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