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60 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
055: How to Bring Free Traffic to Your Digital Products [Steve Wiideman]
#0055 How are you going to bring more traffic to your digital products or offerings?Paying for ads is one route, but then you're PAYING to become visible to your audience. And if you don't know what you're doing when it comes to running ads, you'll only be wasting money.Instead, let's learn how to drive free traffic to our website. That's where SEO (Search Engine Optimization) comes into play.Today's guest is an expert in all things SEO. SEO Steve, or Steve Wiideman has worked with many big brands and names that you'd be familiar with like Sketchers, Applebees, and Disney, and has helped play a big role in developing their SEO strategies.In this episode, we'll be diving deep into SEO with a lot of really great tips no matter if you're just starting out, or already have an SEO background or experience.Top 3 Key Takeaways:How to create relevant content for the keywords you're wanting to rank forGetting backlinks (without paying sketchy people for them)What user-behavior signals are and how to create a great user-experience for your website visitorsTo get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 55 Show Notes.If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
55 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
054: From Student to Forbes 30 Under 30: How to Grow Your Business on Social Media [Xenia Muntean]
#0054 From starting a social media agency while in school to building a social media platform to help agencies and teams be more efficient with social media marketing, the Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur Xenia Muntean is here to share what she has learned and help us get a better grasp on our social media marketing efforts.Throughout the episode Xenia shares the story of starting a building Planable, which by itself would make for a valuable episode.But today, Xenia is also going to help us use our social media to accomplish the goals we have for our business.Be sure to stick around to the end of the episode. Xenia is giving all the listeners of the Nine-Five Podcast a special discount to her platform, Planable.Top 3 Key Takeaways:How to validate your business (and how to not let perfectionism get in the way)Creating a social media strategy that can actually help grow your businessBiggest mistake most social media marketers make when trying to tackle social mediaTo get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 54 Show Notes.If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
53 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
053: Building a Legacy Through Personal Branding [Jeff Lopes]
#0053 How important is personal branding?Well, how important is it for you to leave behind a legacy?It's THAT important. And it's exactly what serial entrepreneur, Jeff Lopes, intends to do.Aside from the incredible stories and successes that Jeff shares throughout the episode, his tips for networking and growing a personal brand are incredible.Top 3 Key Takeaways:How personal branding can propel everything else that you do in businessWhy networking is so important for building a personal brandTips for using Instagram to get the conversation started and begin building relationships with more peopleTo get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 53 Show Notes.If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
48 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
052: The Entrepreneur Who Talks to His Money: Building a Better Money Mindset [Joe Burns]
#0052 Let's get you talking to your money.Yes, I literally mean talking to your money.Money Master, Joe Burns does exactly that, and teaches his clients to do the same. Joe helps people build a stronger relationship with their money to ultimately make more of it and keep more of it as well.And he's here to help all of you do the same as well.Top 3 Key Takeaways:Why talking to your money might help you build a better relationship with itSuccess stories of people who have grown exponentially after getting the money mindset rightWhy having that goal of 6-figures isn't the best place to startTo get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 52 Show Notes.If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
20 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
051: Building Your Customer Avatar and How John Lee Dumas Almost Gave Up on Entrepreneurs on Fire [John Lee Dumas]
#0051 What if John Lee Dumas gave up on the Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast too early?It never would have reached over 100 million downloads worldwide.JLD wouldn't currently have over 1 million active monthly listeners.And much of the Entrepreneurs on Fire brand just wouldn't be what is it today.But he didn't give up too early. He set himself up for success. And in his new book The Common Path to Uncommon Success, John outlines much of this journey from being young and scared to launch a daily podcast, to become one of the most influential business podcasts in the world!In this short episode, we are going to break down some major points the John makes in his new book.Top 3 Key Takeaways:How to start building a customer avatarHow to truly understand what your customer wants/needHow John Lee Dumas avoided giving up on his podcast too earlyTo get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 51 Show Notes.If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
37 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
050: 5 Tips for Being a Consistent Content Creator, Why It Matters, and What's In Store for the Nine-Five Podcast
#0050 What is one thing that all the "big guys" do (besides put out killer content)?They put out that killer content CONSISTENTLY.Being consistent in your content creation can be one of the most difficult things to do, trust me I know. But it is soo extremely important if you want to truly grow online.That's why I'm going to be sharing some of the tips that I've picked up to help me go from a terribly INCONSISTENT blogger to CONSISTENT podcaster.Top 3 Key Takeaways:Why consistency truly matters for your brand.5 Tips for producing content more consistently.Big changes and news around the Nine-Five Podcast and Nine-Five to Freedom brand.To get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 50 Show Notes.If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
53 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
049: The "LinkedIn King" Shares the Importance of Personalized and Targeted Messaging [James Watson]
#0049 James Watson AKA The LinkedIn King has been helping entrepreneurs and business owners leverage LinkedIn to gain more clients and close more sales.Today, he is here to not only help us improve our effectiveness on LinkedIn, but the concepts and strategies James talks about will help you through all walks of your business.Top 3 Key Takeaways:Why your company's messaging is the foundation of your brand and without it, your brand will crumble.How to get off to a great start with prospective clients without sounding too generic and without coming off too "salesy".How you can incorporate Personalized Image Marketing (PMI) to wow your prospective clients, become more personal with your marketing efforts, and stand out against your competitors.To get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 49 Show Notes.If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
52 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
048: The KEY to Long-Term Success: Relationship Marketing Funnels [Shauna Armitage]
#0048 By now, everyone should be aware of just how important customer relationships are for success.Surprisingly, this is something that isn't put into practice very well, even by successful and growing businesses.Today, Shauna Armitage is here to break down her specialty, Relationship Marketing Funnels, to help us build a stronger connection, resonate with our audience better, and create raving fans of our business.To get the links and resources discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 48 Show Notes.If you enjoyed the episode, be sure to leave a review of the Nine-Five Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
49 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
047: Building Your Email List From Scratch [Angela Henderson]
#0047 Have you been struggling to build your email list or putting it off?Then this is the episode for you!Angela Henderson been successful in two businesses now, and focuses on helping women take their ideas and skills, and turn them into successful, sustainable, and long-term businesses.Throughout the episode we cover many different topics as it relates to growing a business, but our main focus today is about email marketing and growing an email list.Angela shares strategies and tactics that she uses to help her clients grow their email lists, build relationships with their audiences, and ultimately sell to their audiences through email marketing.If you enjoyed this episode, please Leave a Review of the Nine-Five Podcast.If you want to find out how to work with Angela or check out any of the tools or resources mentioned in this episode, visit the Show Notes Page.
51 minutes | May 26, 2021
046: How Serving Others, Word of Mouth, and Podcasting Can Help You Grow Your Business [Joel Ward]
#0046 Being able to run a business from a place of giving and because you want to truly make an impact on the world is an amazing thing.That is exactly what today's guest, Joel Ward, is all about.Joel is currently running several businesses and hosting his own podcast alongside his current 9-5 job.So you're probably thinking, if he has multiple businesses, why continue to work a 9-5?Well, Joel offers services to aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses who might not be able to afford some of the extra costs associated with getting started. For this reason, Joel offers A LOT for very little in return.His 9-5 job is what allows him to fund and continue coming from this place of giving, allowing others to pursue their own dreams of starting their own businesses.Throughout this episode, you'll hear Joel talk about the benefits of running his business this way (it's not always about the money), and his experience of starting a podcast, which has helped bring even more customers and clients his way.Leave a Review of the Nine-Five Podcast.Visit the Show Notes Page.
36 minutes | May 19, 2021
045: Starting an Online Business for Less than $100
#0045 It doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to start your own online business.In many cases, all you really need is the cost of a domain and a website and you're able to get your business started.Today's guest, Sarah St. John runs her own business and brand, Frugelpreneur, on roughly $60/month and is here to talk with us about starting a business on a budget.In this episode, Sarah shares her experience in building her brand, what has led to the growth of her brand, and how YOU can get your own online business started for very cheap.Leave a Review of the Nine-Five Podcast.Visit the Show Notes Page.
48 minutes | May 12, 2021
044: An Introduction to Real Estate Investing: Simple Passive Cashflow [Lane Kawaoka]
#0044 Have you ever thought about diving into real estate investing?In today's episode we are chatting with Lane Kawaoka of Simple Passive Cashflow talking about how he started a rental real estate business, WHILE working a full-time job.Lane breaks down the early steps for aspiring real estate investors, shares what to look for, where to find them, and how to decide if you're making the right investment.After realizing that he was making more money from his rental real estate investments than he was at his 6-figure engineering job, Lane decided to focus on Simple Passive Cashflow full-time. Now, he focuses on helping others break out in the rental real estate business and is here to help us get started.Leave a Review of the Nine-Five Podcast.Visit the Show Notes Page.
49 minutes | May 5, 2021
043: How to Bounce Back Stronger After Failure [Megan Colleen Johnson]
#0043 When is the last time you faced a failure in your personal or business life?Sometimes those failures are tough to bounce back from.Today's guest, Megan Colleen Johnson, is here to share her story of failure and triumph over those failures.With a strong entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, Megan started her first business at age 15. Throughout her journey she has encountered a lot of failure, but it never stopped her from pushing forward and overcoming that failure.Now, Megan helps others with the struggles she's worked through as a certified life coach.Listen now to hear how Megan was able to overcome failure and how you can bounce back from your next failure stronger than before.Leave a Review of the Nine-Five Podcast.Visit the Show Notes Page.
37 minutes | May 3, 2021
042: Making Sense of Personal and Business Finance | How to Separate Personal and Business Finances [Patrina Dixon]
#0042 [BONUS] What happens with your money once it comes in?Can you identify where it's all going?One of the biggest struggles with running a business is handling the finances that come along with it. To help us figure out the world of finance we have Patrina Dixon.After struggling with money early, Patrina knew she had to make a change in how she views money. Since then, Patrina has developed a strong relationship with money and is able to understand when and where her money is going.Regardless if you are a business owner, aspiring entrepreneur, or work a typical 9-5 job, THIS is an interview you need to tune into.Get a better handle on your money and set yourself up for long-term success.Leave a Review of the Nine-Five Podcast on iTunes.Visit the Show Notes for this episode.
55 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
041: Creating an Accidental 6-Figure Business [Travis Brown]
#0041 Sometimes success happens by accident (sort of).Travis Brown, creator of PodDecks is today's guest, and he's here to talk about how he went from a course idea to a product-based business that now makes him 6-figures.Something Travis was offering the students of his course as a freebie ended up becoming a successful 6-figure business by itself.In there interview we talk about how he came to realize that PodDecks had massive potential and why you need to just start creating NOW in order to recognize bigger and better opportunities for your business and brand.To see what PodDecks is all about or find any of the links discussed in this episode, head over to the Episode 41 Show Notes page on my website.
40 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
040: Turning a "Sticky Note" Breakup into a Full-Time Business [Rachel Khona]
#0040 What would you do if your significant other broke up with you on a sticky note?Not many people would think "Start a business" but that is exactly what Rachel Khona did.Rachel has written for many large outlets such as The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, and Playboy.After her boyfriend broke up with her on a sticky note, she decided to create her own stationary and ecommerce business, Crimson and Clover Studio.Since starting her company, Crimson and Clover Studio has been featured in Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and Cosmo.In the interview, we talk about her story and how she has been able to start and grow Crimson and Clover Studio.Make sure you visit the Episode 40 Show Notes for all the links discussed in this episode.
46 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
039: Finding What Fulfills You and the Negative Effects of Going Viral [Dillon Hill]
#0039 Are you doing what fulfills you, or are you just doing what pays the bills?In today's episode I'm chatting with Dillon Hill who, along with his friends, have set out on a mission to complete Kindness Projects with his company Live For Another.What started out as a goal to help his friend (who was diagnosed with cancer) knock items off his bucket list, turned into something so much bigger and impactful than either of them could have imagined.Since then, Dillon and the Live For Another team are showing how much of an impact one small group of friends can really have on the entire world.In the episode we also talk about the dark side of "going viral" and it can have a negative impact if not looked at through the right lens.To check out the show notes or find links to support Dillon and Live for Another, make sure you head over to the Episode 39 Show Notes.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review of the podcast on iTunes.
53 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
038: How Niching Down Can Help You Dominate Your Industry [Karl Hughes]
#0038 Is your business niche enough?Today, Karl Hughes is talking with us about how much of an impact niching down can have on your business.Karl started Draft.Dev in the wake of COVID and has been highly targeted and specific with who is service is for.Because of how niched down his market it, Karl has been able to flourish and pave the way for his industry. Since starting in 2020, Karl has already risen his company to $30-40k reoccurring revenue per month with no plans s of slowing down.Listen in to hear how Karl went from working with startup companies to running his own thriving business in the content marketing and technical writing space.To access the show notes for this episode head over to Episode 38 Show Notes.If you want to leave a review of the podcast (not required, but ALWAYS appreciated), you can do so my heading over to iTunes.
46 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
037: Launching a Successful Kickstart Campaign [Alex Lu]
#0037 Want to know what it takes to run a successful Kickstarter Campaign?Well, today's guest, Alex Lu has already done it.Alex set out to raise $20k for his new board game, Dogs Bond Game, and completely crushed that goal!Alex ended up raising over $30k for his project and is here to share with us how he was able to do it.In this episode we'll be covering:What Dogs Bond Game isWhy he decided fund the project using KickstarterHow he was able to run a successful campaignMake sure you visit the Episode 37 show notes page for all the links transcripts, and learn how you can pre-order your own copy of Dogs Bond Game (or just back the project if you'd like).
54 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
036: Growing an Audience, Building a Community, and Pokémon? [Pat Flynn]
#0036 A successful brand and business relies heavily on the audience and community surrounding that brand.Today's guest, Pat Flynn, is father/husband, entrepreneur, creator, podcast host (with over 65 million downloads), Best-Selling Author, Co-Founder, and CEO, among many other titles.It has been a huge goal of mine to get Pat on the podcast, and I couldn't be more excited to share this interview with you!This week, Pat is here to talk with us about:What Smart Passive Income looked like in the beginningThe transparency he has with his audience and how it has helped him develop "superfans" for his brandHow building an engaged community around his brand has continued to propel is online venturesHis new passion of YouTube (and Pokémon!)Pat shares all the details and lessons learned from creating Smart Passive Income and I actually tricked Pat into sharing what he would do if he had to start it all over again.If you want to get any of the links, transcripts, or notes from the episode, be sure to visit the Episode 36 Show Notes.
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