Episode 61 “I Want Cupcakes!”

Episode 61 “I Want Cupcakes!”

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Episode 61 “I Want Cupcakes!”

We’re Live!

Derick gives and introduction to a new sponsor, Raygun.io, an error tracking service and release tracking. https://raygun.io

Derick reveals his newfound vision with his new spectacles. Here’s good detail info on some eye care, especially with working in front of computer screens all day. The group chats about old age, and what they were doing when… 30 plus is old? Age verses experience…

8:08 – Chuck shares his, New Media Expo and MicroComp experience. Most exciting events were the quad-copters. John agrees that Micro Comp was worth it! Just by the networking and the people you get to meet.

12:48 – Chuck talks about email marketing. Also some advise from Brennan Dunn, to create A Guide of How to Deploy Apps. Yes, Chuck has some great ideas to begin working on. The EntreProgrammers discuss how each of them deploys apps, and different strategies to funnel to products they’ve created.

 24:48 – John talks about working with a new full-time VA, and being able to gain back time (20 hours), and able to do more projects. John details the type of projects he has his VA working on, and how outsourcing theses tasks have better results as far as presentation, SEO, etc.

30:41 – Chuck asks what John’s production schedule looks like, as far as timing of blog post. John weekly work schedule for blogging:

  • New blog post Monday (2000-3000 word blog post)
  • Another blog post on Thursday of the YouTube video with the highest views
  • Once a month shooting 26 videos for SP

32:56 – Derick is impressed with John’s production of videos. Derick says he recently created several screencast and is drained with all tasks involved. EntreProgrammers talk about the tiny mistakes in the content the produce, and how in certain circumstances the small missteps end up benefiting followers. John talks about the magic of editing video and audio, “It’s like you got this god power!” over editing.

43:24 – While John was at MicroComp, he was surprise with how many people listen to EntreProgrammers podcast.

47:55 – Chuck chats with Rob Walling.

51:17 – John talks about his biggest takeaway of MicroComp talks. John realizes a fresh approach to reinvesting into Simple Programmer.

55:36 – Josh join the group for some undisclosed location. Josh gets a new computer and new baby boy. Josh gives the run down of hospital stays, baby births, and being unplugged from the world.

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1:04:45 – Derick is taken some action items from John’s book, and make contact with some individuals. The third degree of separation and the kind of connections you can achieve is amazing.

1:10:55 – Josh shares a tip he found about how to follow-up with someone by email without being pushy. Johns shares his god power of the censor beep.Derick talks about creating hype about new material he is working on.

1:18:43 – Chuck asks questions on how to Derick has thought out his marketing strategy of rabbitmq. Derick is trying something new. He has been influenced by Keith Perhac and his mastermind group to try this new venture. Derick has continue his search for new ideas and materials, and has realize that every production does not to be an epic home run.

1:26: 33 – John mention how popular Josh’s email has been among those who attended MicroComp. Josh is in the workings with others in the copyright business, and making contacts. Josh is striving to work with people at Microsoft, Adobe, etc. Josh continues to praise the access to professions using LinkedIn.

1:35:00 – Josh and John talk about the features of Tweet Adder, and Followliker. Also, some info on how to avoid getting blacklisted from a few of these social media tools. http://www.followliker.com. The Entreprogrammers discuss the practice of marketing using spamming? Spamming gracefully.

1:45:12 – Josh talks about using Contactually, a CRM tool, to syncing all his contact and calendaring events. https://www.contactually.com

1:52:08 – John mentions the features of SendOwl. https://www.sendowl.com

1:57:55EntreProgrammers Retreat: Confirmation for October 16-19th 2015

Tentative price 1200 bucks. https://entreprogrammers.com/retreat2015

Tuesday, April 21

Meet Chuck in Altanta, GA at conference center for RailsComp. Tweet to find Chuck for a meet up!

Thoughts of the week

Josh – Go for the bigger wins

Derick – Remember why you are doing all this

John – Don’t be a miser

Chuck – Sometimes you have to make big steps