Episode 62 “Ham Is Made From Hamsters”

Episode 62 “Ham Is Made From Hamsters”

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Episode 62 “Ham Is Made From Hamsters”

3:31 – We’re Live!

John is getting a Pulp Fiction vibe from Chuck!

Chuck is back in black, at Rails Comp! Chuck, slicing and dicing with other developers and making a scene, enjoying the meetings, but starting to dislike being away at conferences. Chuck was doing lots of networking and marketing of Rails Clips. Chuck says the main take-way of the conference would be Sponsorship talks and Rail Clips talks. The Entreprogrammers discuss the next step with marketing by email and sharing one others network to expand their marketing tactics, and a discussion about not stepping on toes when doing and receiving favors.

13:43 – Chuck’s meet-up goes great in Atlanta, after the conference and dinner with a few true fans.

16:54 – Derick, working on rabbitmq package, interviews, transcriptions and tons of valuable material for consumers. Josh asks for further explanation about the content and interviews with the rabbitmq users. Derick is writing an e-book of this new material – he mentions that there will be some discounts involved– and more interviews lined up to complete the package.

22:57 – Derick is pondering on a pre-sale tactic to generate interest and support for transcriptions and production. John suggested doing a pre-launch of content – to leak out a few clips of material – and build up excitement about the launch. Derick plans a full launch sequence, first emails and then launch…

29:46 – Josh suggest to Derick, doing a limited pre-launch sale – to about ten people at a discount price – this will serve  as a beta product for the early buyers. This is excellent advice from the mastermind – putting all their heads together to help one member’s success – which will eventually be great learning experience for the entire mastermind and followers.

34:31 – Chuck suggest to Derick to setup two parallel sales funnels, to convert or interest the JS community.  The Entreprogrammers talk about how to reach out the other language (code) communities with this product. Although it may be a great deal of work, it could be worth the time for those who want to learn a new language.

41:15 – Josh suggest that Derick should bottle up the energy he has for this project, and let it translate into his screencast that he wasn’t keen on in earlier times.

46:57 – Josh is still in parenting mode for another week.

48:18 – Chuck signs off…

50:00 – Josh is working on copyright stuff in the morning and taking the rest of the day off. He is updating his website, and sorting through old information. Josh is not having an easy time with AdWords, and redoing his LinkedIn profile.

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1:05:00 – Josh is building a specialized funnel for his mentor. Tons of editing and “leg work.” The team talks about when and where ads are most affective, also some info on the amount revenue made from all their efforts.

1:06:00 – Ad space on websites, newsletters for passive income – John and Josh talk about providing Ad space on the webpages for various clients.

1:08:00 – Busy times take John away from healthy eating on the one-meal-a-day diet. John is trying to get scheduled for a podcast with Brennan Dunn.

1:10:00 – John is talking with Kai Davis at: http://doubleyouraudience.com. This is an interesting service that helps promote your content to grow your audience. Listen to the interesting approach to Kia’s marketing strategy. John is thinking about getting Keith Perhac to do some marketing work for Simple Programmer.

1:16:00 – John creates a badge system. Also here is some info about, Pretty Link https://prettylinkpro.com John talks about the use of this program for redirecting.

1:19:00 – Josh suggest to John, about hiring and editor to manage multiple writers. This will help to create a blog post per day and much more content.

1:24:00 – John shares his Pages Views: Jan-127,000, Feb-163,000, Mar-188,000,  Apr-131,000, and a Daily Average  of 5500-6000 page views.

1:29:00 – Josh mentions, the James Clear blog post, about, “The 2 type of Growth” and web about web traffic vs. production. http://jamesclear.com/growth-curves

1:31:00 – John is thinking about implementing the “Tim Ferris job application thing.” Then some talk about a text-editor shoot-outs and some “training of verbal programming.”

1:37:00 – John is starting to do transcriptions for his YouTube videos, thanks to VAs. Derick suggest to John to hire an editor who is familiar to, or from the journalism field.

1:40:24 – John gets his Site Point article published, “How to Creating a Chrome Extension is Ten Minutes Flat,” at: http://www.sitepoint.com/create-chrome-extension-10-minutes-flat/

1:46:00 – John enjoys use FollowLiker, http://www.followliker.com. He’s growing! John has 18.7k followers on Twitter… The EntreProgrammers are trying to understand the proper way TweetAdder was supposed to be used?

Tech Talk

1:49:40 – Josh is migrating to a new macbook, his question is if the OXS migration utility was worth using? Of Course…

1:51:00 – John is due for a monitor upgrade – he no longer using two 4k monitors – John is think about moving to a curve 5k monitor. Also, John ask the group, if maybe the New Macbook and the 5k iMac are sufficient for his workflow. Derick suggest to wait for the next generation Macbook. Read the review of the New Macbook first before you buy.

Thoughts of the Day!

Josh ­­– The physical stuff always beats the virtual stuff..

Derick – Sometimes doing it your self is worth it, just to learn something new…

John – Dream Big