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“The Dream Crusher”
Whazz up! Josh express his frustration with Apple, OSX, and iOS. Derick mentions pissing off Apple support. Josh mentions that Apple has gone downhill since the passing of Steve Jobs.
Derick and Josh talk about having too buy apps and plugins to make things function like a Windows. Derrick apparently hates Power Shell.
John realizes less is more, when it comes to monitors. Derick talks about the need for a second monitor when he was coding.
Derick talks about the rising subscribers to Watch Me Code. Derick is adjusting all his marketing tools, as far as emails and campaigns. Derick is not sure where the following is coming from, but they’re welcome to join Watch Me Code.
Derick shares his realization of how odd his day jobs is as far as being self-employed. Pretty cool, to get paid for writing blogs and recording videos for EntreProgrammers and Watch Me Code. Derick is swapping services with another developer, and mentoring this person.
Derick asks Josh to help with the discount code dilemma. John says its not okay to bring hookers over, after the discount code as expired.
John says it not going to matter if the person or customer uses the discount code, because they’re slim to none.
Josh suggestion is putting the discount code in Drip. John ask if Scarcity Samurai takes care of this issue. Derick talks about possibly writing some code for the one time discount code usage. John suggestion using Scarcity Samurai instead. Derick asks the mastermind what he could possibly do to create scarcity.
Derick is tired of trolls, or stupid/negative comments. John makes mama jokes in response to stupid comments. The EntreProgrammers talk about stupid comments on blogs or on YouTube channels.
Josh is working on John’s Simple Programmer launch. Josh gets an endorsement from Ben Settle. Josh talks about the launch email sequence for John’s Simple Programmer Project. Josh shares some upcoming client work for a Gym. John suggests reading “Pitch Anything” by Oren Klaff.
Josh talks about if he could have any business he wanted, he would like to have a super huge email list and interview type job. Josh talks about working on acquiring Facebook traffic. John talks about what he would do differently if he were to start a new business, with what he knows now. The mastermind talks about how to market a product with or without a built product. The EntreProgrammers advise Josh to find a ‘worth while’ business to revive.
John wants to create a partnership to grow Simple Programmer with Josh or someone who is willing to do the marketing and growing the business. John is hoping to have a hands off approach with Simple Programmer over sometime. John advises against reckless paid acquisition.
Chuck talks about when to know to kill the project if it is not working out.
Chuck is systemizing the conferences for his assistants. Chuck talks about the Smart TV app product. Chuck is looking for a list of companies who are eager to jump on the app project. John does not like the idea, but suggest a cofounder to help. John fears that Chuck will hit a burnout stage. Chuck ask how he could find more clients.
The EntreProgrammers talk about meeting on March 30th for MicroConf. John want MicroConf to sponsor the EntreProgrammers. Josh is not sure is if he is going to make it.
Thoughts of the Week
Derick – I am hungry
John – You got to be willing to die to be born again
Chuck – Make a goal, make a plan, and make it happen
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