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Learn how to create the value and consistency needed to grow your podcast and find sponsors. Also shared is John's advice for creating products and services for your podcast listeners.

What’s Discussed in this Episode:

  • John’s focus on creating value & being consistent with his podcast episodes
  • How and Why John was approached by sponsors at the 6 month mark of his podcast
  • The importance of having a number in your head and John’s $500 number for sponsorships
  • How to focus your time and energy into people who will want to listen and subscribe to your podcast
  • Advice on how to go about creating products or services for your podcast listeners

Resources mentioned in this episode:

About John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas and he is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a 7-day a week interview-based podcast that has been featured in both TIME and Inc. Magazine and has been named "Best in iTunes 2013". Besides founding EntrepreneurOnFire, John has created numerous products and books including the top-ranked, best-selling, Podcasters' Paradise; a community where Podcasters can create, grow, and monetize their podcast.

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A mentor is crucial to your success! Whether you're launching a business, writing an eBook, or starting a podcast, it is important for you to find someone in your industry or niche that you can trust to be your mentor. Join us for today's episode as John share the benefits that Jamie Tardy (The Eventual Millionaire) provided to him as his mentor.

What's Discussed in this Episode:

  • John’s “Why” for starting Entrepreneur on Fire
  • John’s “Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment” where he realized he needed to launch a 7-day a week podcast
  • How John finds his entrepreneurial guests to be on his podcast
  • Why you need a mentor
  • A problem every person is faced with, The Impostor Syndrome
  • How the threat of being fired by his own mentor caused John to overcome “The Impostor Syndrome”.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Word of Advice

Invest in yourself with a mentor… Whatever industry or niche you are in, look to people who are there, have been there for a while, and are currently experiencing success. Tweet This.

About John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas and he is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, a 7-day a week interview-based podcast that has been featured in both TIME and Inc. Magazine and has been named "Best in iTunes 2013". Besides founding EntrepreneurOnFire, John has created numerous products and books including the top-ranked, best-selling, Podcasters' Paradise; a community where Podcasters can create, grow, and monetize their podcast.

Connect with John

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Enjoy the episode? Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and leave a 5 star review! The Podcast is also now available to subscribe to on Stitcher Radio.

Direct download: 12_Why_You_Need_a_Mentor_with_John_Lee_Dumas.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In today's episode, Meron Bareket shares why you really need to launch a podcast in 2014 before it's too late.

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In today's episode:

  • Why you really need to launch a podcast in 2014
  • Why start a podcast has less competition than starting a blog
  • Meron shares his advice on how to launch a podcast successfully
  • How to setup an email list and leverage it to launch a podcast successfully

About Meron

Meron Bareket is an entrepreneur who has launched a digital magazine called, Inspiring Innovation, he has also launched a podcast under the same name, Inspiring Innovation Podcast, and more recently, he has just launched a new product called, Podcast Incubator.

Podcast Incubator

One of the things that Meron and I mentioned today is just how powerful podcasting is. It’s an amazing strategy that helps you:

  • Build up your name, brand and authority in your niche
  • Interview, network, and connect with your niche’s market leaders and celebrities
  • Grow an engaged audience of thousands within weeks
  • Build your mailing list rapidly and easily
  • Become a sought-after speaker, mentor, consultant and author

If you’re interested in becoming a successful podcaster, Meron has created the perfect resource for you. The Podcast Incubator is the #1 step-by-step, over the shoulder training course and community for podcasters.

I am a student of Meron's and I've had amazing results with my podcast ranking in Top 10 New & Noteworthy for all 3 of my categories in iTunes! Meron has also had students that have outranked huge names in the main rankings including one show outranking Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Amy Porterfield, Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Chris Ducker, Tim Ferriss and others!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • The Podcast Incubator - Meron's brand new membership site providing amazing training & resources to help you launch a successful podcast.

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Affiliate Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you, and I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.

Direct download: 11_Meron_Bareket_Part_2_Why_You_Need_To_Launch_A_Podcast_Now.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Meron Bareket shares his story of becoming an entrepreneur at a young age and his journey of podcasting. Learn about Meron's early experiment of trying to design a Content Management System to compete with WordPress and later his trial with digital magazine publishing.

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About Meron

Meron Bareket is an entrepreneur who has launched a digital magazine called, Inspiring Innovation, he has also launched a podcast under the same name, Inspiring Innovation Podcast, and more recently, he has just launched a new product called, Podcast Incubator.

In today's episode:

  • Meron shares how and when he became an entrepreneur
  • Where Meron's dream for audio and radio started
  • How Meron got started in the software business
  • The passion for entrepreneurship that was reignited for Meron after listening to Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
  • Why Meron started a digital magazine
  • How Meron transitioned from magazine producer to podcast producer

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Meron

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Enjoy the episode? Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and leave a 5 star review! The Podcast is also now available to subscribe to on Stitcher Radio.

Affiliate Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you, and I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.

Direct download: 10_Meron_Bareket_Part_1_Becoming_a_Podcaster.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode, you'll learn how to better optimize your app from an expert in ASO (App Store Optimization), Gabriel Machuret. Gabriel share his advice to help you start ranking high.

What You'll Learn In This Episode:

  • How to Optimize Your App in 3 Ways
  • Optimizing Your App Title
  • Optimizing Your Keywords
  • How To Differentiate Your App Against Other Apps In The App Store
  • Optimizing Your App Icon
  • Where To Go For Market Research
  • Why You Should Reduce The Cost of Building an App

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

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Direct download: 09Gabriel_Machuret_Part_2__How_To_Optimize_Your_App.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In this episode, Gabriel shares his advice on app store optimization and what it is. Learn from examples of how other app developers have implemented ASO (or App Store Optimization) in this episode as well.

What You'll Learn In This Episode:

  • How Gabriel Got Started With Apps
  • A Brief Explanation of App Reskinning & How Gabriel Got Started
  • Whether the Developer of Flappy Birds Did Anything Shady To Get His App In #1 Status
  • Why ASO (App Store Optimization) is Powerful
  • Why You Can't Complain Unless You Know The Rules
  • Leveraging The Power of The Young App Store

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

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Direct download: 08_Gabriel_Machuret_What_Is_App_Store_Optimization.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

In this episode, Steve P. Young, mobile app developer and host of the Mobile App Chat, discusses how to conduct market research for an app, choosing between hiring a developer or learning to code yourself, and Steve shares his App Store Optimization tricks & tips.

What's Discussed In This Episode:

  • How To Do a Market Survey/Research For an App Idea.
  • Whether I Should Find a Developer to Help Me Code My App Idea.
  • The Cost To Hire a Developer.
  • Building an App Using an App Reskin Instead of Hiring a Developer.
  • Steve's App Store Optimization Tips.
  • Writing a Good Description for Your App and The Differences Between App Stores.
  • Optimizing Your App for Google Play.
  • The Best Episodes to Start Listening to on the Mobile App Chat.
  • Steve shares his top two favorite episodes from the Mobile App Chat: AutoRap & TweetBot.

Resources Mentioned During This Episode:

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Direct download: 07StevePYoungPart2_Market_Research_App_Development_ASO.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode, Steve P. Young, mobile app developer and host of the Mobile App Chat, discusses what gave him the interest in developing apps. You'll learn that about his first app customer, his son. Also talked about in the episode is Steve's advice for getting started in the mobile app business.

What's Discussed In This Episode:

  • The interest for developing mobile apps.
  • How Steve initially got the idea to develop iPhone apps based on seeing his son play games on his phone.
  • The idea to start a podcast and how it's helped Steve grow his app business.
  • The transition from having a full-time job to leaving the job and being completely independent.
  • Steve's love for making apps.
  • Steve's recently developed app, oSnap, a camera app that let's you tap anywhere to take a picture.
  • Steve share advice on how to get started with mobile apps

Resources Mentioned During This Episode:

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Direct download: 06StevePYoungPart1_oSnap_Mobile_App_Chat_and_Leaving__a_Job.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

What's Discussed in This Episode:

  • How Benny's App, Photo 365, was featured by Apple
  • How long Benny waited until he released another app on the App Store
  • How Benny has released more than 20 apps on the App Store
  • What App Reskinning Is
  • Cost involved with App Reskinning
  • Benny quitting his job in 2013
  • Benny's determination to continue pushing forward despite only making .64 cents on some days
  • How sales started slow but eventually continued to grow to the tune of $3,000 in sales from Benny's games alone in October of 2013
  • The tipping point of making $12,000 in combined sales of games and apps in December 2013
  • Flappy Birds and the explosion of App Reskins
  • How App Reskinning Works
  • Understanding how to replace images, advertising, etc. in the app source file via Xcode
  • Benny shares how he made use of Google and YouTube to find answers to development questions he had
  • The best places to purchase app reskin source code
  • What are the best practices to optimize your app before submitting to the App Store Finally we discuss the Candy Trademark Saga and how Benny became a trademark hero

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

More About Benny Hsu

Benny Hsu is an entrepreneur, a blogger, and iPhone app developer. He released his first app on the App Store in August of 2011 called, Photo 365, and in the first month he was featured as App of the Week by Apple and earned $30,000 in just 30 days. Since then, he’s launched more than 20 apps on the App Store.

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Looking for part 1 of the chat with Benny Hsu? Listen here.

Direct download: 05BennyHsuWhatIsAppReskinning_How_To_Do_It.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Who Is Benny Hsu?

Benny Hsu is an entrepreneur, a blogger, and iPhone app developer. He released his first app on the App Store in August of 2011 called, Photo 365, and in the first month he was featured as App of the Week by Apple and earned $30,000 in just 30 days. Since then, he’s launched more than 20 apps on the App Store.

In today's episode Benny and I discuss:

  • Benny's turning point of working in the restaurant industry to going online, starting a blog, and creating his first iPhone App.
  • Why Benny started his blog, Get Busy Living.
  • Benny's process and how he started work on his blog and his first iPhone app in the same month.
  • How Benny saw a problem he had with the photo apps that were out there and decided to create a solution.
  • Benny's idea of making an app that looks and feels like Apple quality.
  • Benny's realization that he can outsource designing & coding an app.
  • The differences between hiring an App Development Company with in-house developers and designers vs. being the middleman and hiring both separately.
  • How Benny found the company to help him with designing & coding his app.
  • The development process and the length of time it took to complete Photo365.
  • The best approach to submitting your app to the App Store. Whether to do-it-yourself, or let a pro help you.
  • How long it took for Photo 365 to be approved for the App Store.

Resources Mentioned During This Episode:

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Can't wait until Thursday for the next episode? You can listen now and hear Benny answer the question I asked, "Did you have to do any advertising for your App?".

Direct download: 04Benny_Hsu_Part_1_The_30K_App.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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