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Episode Info: Over the past few months, I have been on a cool adventure where I get to interview some amazing entrepreneurs who have made a difference in business, and in my life. Last week,  Triberr to me is a gold mine for bloggers. A place where you can connect with great entrepreneurs, and get social currency with others in your industry. Some of my favorite bloggers, I have met through Triberr, including, but not limited to Michael Q. Todd, Jeff Bullas, the SteamFeed guys, and many more. Definitely checkout Triberr to discover how you can use this service for your own business. Basic Information 1. Name: Dino Dogan 2. Industry: Blogging, Social Media, Awesomeness 3. Title: Co-founder of Triberr 4. Job Description I was a drone for many years. I was a network engineer for 10+ years. Then I started my little side business. I had a DVD kiosk business around the time Red Box was coming out. Before Netflix was a clear winner. That business took two years to fail and cost me like 50 grand in the process. Therefore, that was my start as an entrepreneur. Here is what I have learned during that process. I realized there are some things I’m just not good at. My personality, my disposition is just not suited for it. So when I started Triberr, Dan Christo my co-founder, we started it together. We make for a pretty good Venn diagram. We have some overlapping skills, but mostly our personalities, our dispositions, our skillsets are completely different. Start Up Gap Questions 1. How did you get started? I had a tribe. Back in 2009, 2010 I had a tribe of bloggers. You know just a group of us. We were reading each other’s content, we were commenting on each other’s content, we were sharing each other’s content. That was infinitely more effective at getting targeted traffic back to my blog than SEO. And that’s coming from a guy that made a living doing SEO for a brief time. SEO is good at getting a certain kind of traffic. Transactional traffic where you are not looking to build a relationship, you’re just looking to do a transaction, sell a widget or something like that. But if you’re trying to build a community, if you’re trying to present yourself as an authority in a specific niche or you’re trying to build trust amongst people you need a certain targeted type of traffic. My tribe was affording me that traffic. There were about 15 of us and we couldn’t scale out. Imagine going to 15 blogs everyday and commenting, and sharing them and scheduli
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