CEI 078: Building a Multi-Passionate Business with Brennan Dunn

Brennan DunnLike many entrepreneurs, Brennan Dunn is passionate about lots of different things: software (Planscope), books on pricing and lead generation, a consultant for consulting businesses, and more.

Unlike his fellow multi-passionate entrepreneurs, Brennan has built a successful business that allows him to pursue his different passions at the same time. How did he do that? How did he build a company that allows him to follow his dreams, and yet is still a successful business?

The answers are in today’s podcast episode with Danny and Brennan! To get started, simply click the play button below.

Podcast runtime: 23 min 47 seconds | Transcript

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How To Turn Your Best Customers Into Referral Machines

3d human sitting on green gears“Do you want more customers?”

I bet if I asked you this question, right now, you would answer: “Yes!”

That is why you invest a lot in building your audience, developing your relationships, connecting on social media, and building your email list.  You are doing all those things to achieve one goal: To keep your business healthy by constantly adding new customers.

You want to invest your time and effort where you know you will find your best prospects. But how, exactly, will you find those best prospects?

One of the best ways to find them is to enlist your existing customers to find them for you. And your existing customers will be happy to do this – if you provide them with an extraordinary experience.

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How to Create Your Social Media Marketing Plan of Attack

social media marketing planSocial media has quickly become very important in marketing a business. It seemed to come from nowhere and then before we knew it, it was everywhere!

Social media is a very powerful tool when it comes to building a successful business. You can really interact with your target market, grow relationships and encourage peer to peer referrals.

Because social media has grown so quickly, many businesses jumped on the social media band wagon to make sure they didn’t miss out. But, they never really took the time to make a plan of attack.

If this is you, today is the day where you stop, reflect and make a plan going forward – a Social Media Marketing Plan.
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CEI 077: Optimizing Your Sales Funnels and Conversions with Ryan Levesque

sales funnelNo matter what type of business you run, we’re all very interested in how to convert website visitors to subscribers, and subscribers to customers.

Ryan Levesque, our guest on today’s podcast, does just that. Ryan specializes in building conversion funnels for companies that make seven to nine figure incomes. Or, to put it more simply, Ryan is really, really good at helping companies figure out how to turn visitors into subscribers, and subscribers into paying customers.

Normally, Ryan is busy building funnels, so he doesn’t really teach what he knows anywhere online. But today, he and Danny have a great conversation about how to make your sales funnels and conversions run as smoothly – and as effectively – as possible.

Ready to dive in? All you have to do is click the play button below.

Podcast runtime: 29 min 19 seconds | Transcript

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14 Secrets to Rank, Bank, and Promote Your YouTube Videos

promote YouTube videosDid you know that over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube?

That’s close to an hour for every person on Earth!

And if that wasn’t enough, here are a few more eye-popping stats.

Tweet it! As an internet marketer, this means YouTube is WAY too big to ignore. Can you imagine having your videos viewed by thousands of hungry buyers in your niche, buyers who want your solution to help them solve their pain and struggles?

Cha-ching!

There’s just one problem.
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6 Things You Can Learn About Business from One Wild and Crazy Guy   

business lessons steve martinLife isn’t fair.

That’s what your mama told you when you were a kid, and you’ve been dealing with it ever since.

Some people are born lucky. They were born with talent. Drive. Focus.

You read about them all the time.

This one made six figures in six months. You’ve been in business two years and haven’t made half that much.

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CEI 076: A New Kind of Networking with John Corcoran

John Corcoran NetworkingJohn Corcoran has been a politician, a speech writer, a lawyer, and an internet marketer. But despite these seemingly un-connected jobs, John’s always been great at building professional networks in his field.

In fact, John is one of the most interesting people we know. And today, he’s going to let us in on some of the secrets and strategies he uses to build solid and trustworthy relationships. If we’re lucky, he might even share a few interesting stories, including one about talking spaghetti Westerns with Bill Clinton!

Ready to network in a whole new way? All you have to do is click the play button below!

Podcast runtime: 21 min 44 seconds | Transcript

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How to Make Your Marketing Create More Sales

marketing salesToday’s title – “How to Make Your Marketing Create More Sales” – might seem a little ambitious for a blog post. But truthfully, it’s not.

The question of how marketing works is really quite simple. Even the answer is relatively simple – on the surface, at least.

But most people have never seen the answer. They haven’t even seen the right question.

If you’re focusing on an overcomplicated question, such as, “How can I make my marketing grow my business?” you’re likely to get overwhelmed by the seemingly endless options.

But, when you know the right question and its answer, you’ll know why your business isn’t as successful as you’d like it to be.

So, let’s redefine the question and find the answer, so you won’t lose sales just because no marketing pro, training, or book enabled you see the forest from the trees.
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5 Little-Known Landing Page Design Mistakes That Cripple Conversions

landing page designLanding pages are curious creatures, aren’t they?

On the surface they seem very simple.

Look a little closer, and you’ll see that a good landing page design is a well oiled machine where every element has its own, specific function.

Most people already know the most common mistakes when it comes to landing pages: screwing up the headline, talking about features instead of benefits, using cheesy stock images.

You know, the basics.

Making mistakes like these is like dumping a bucketful of sand into your engine. It won’t take long until the whole thing comes to a screeching halt.

Then there’s another type of error. The sort of mistakes that might not seem significant at first. The sort of mistakes that will have you scratching your head wondering what’s wrong. The sort of mistakes that silently corrode your engine until it’s too late.
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CEI 075: How to Be Efficient and Productive with Mandi Ellefson

Mandi Ellefson ProductivityOn today’s show, Danny sits down with Mandi Ellefson to talk about something that’s super important to everyone, but especially important to us entrepreneurs. Today’s podcast is about productivity and managing your time in an effective way.

Now, we’ve all read a ton of stuff on how to be more productive and more often than not, these resources don’t really work for us. Today, Mandy discusses why that is and she shares some small tweaks you can make with each work day to guarantee an extra 20 hours of work a month.

Ready to get productive? All you have to do is click the play button below!

Podcast runtime: 22 min 43 seconds | Transcript

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