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Jay Clouse — Creating a Top 1% Podcast, Community as Culture, and Unfair Advantages in Distribution
Everything Is Marketing
On the show today is Jay Clouse. Jay is the host of Creative Elements and co-host of Upside. He's also the founder of Freelancing School and Unreal Collective, which was acquired by SPI Media where he now serves as the Community Experience Director. He's also created premium courses for LinkedIn Learning (Lynda) and his own called Podcast Like The Pros.I wanted to bring Jay on because of the breadth of experience he's had between founding startups, to communities, to podcasts. Jay is a true creative. He's a builder. Jay is one of my go-to resources for both podcasting and communities.You'll hear about how he got Creative Elements to over 500,000 downloads in just over 50 episodes, the formula for starting and building successful communities, and the exact email template he uses to get big-name guests on his podcasts.More on Jay: Jay on Twitter Creative Elements Upside Freelancing School Podcast Like The Pros Jay's LinkedIn Learning courses Mentions: Miles Beckler YouTube Playlist on blogging Creative Elements #49: Corey Haines of Swipe Files [Strategy] Sponsored by Ahrefs — with their new free tool, Ahrefs Webmaster Tools, you can make tangible improvements to your SEO completely for free for any sites that you own. You can monitor your SEO health, keep track of backlinks, do basic keyword research, and get automated email alerts straight to your inbox. Sign up for a free account at ahrefs.com/awt🙌 Thank Jay for coming on the show with a quick tweetIf you've got a question or takeaway you want to share from this episode, you can do so in the Swipe Files community. You can chat with guests of the podcast as well as a bunch of other top-notch marketers. Join a community that will help you do your best work and be prolific. Check it out at swipefiles.com/membershipI write an occasional newsletter about cutting-edge, comprehensive, and sometimes even crazy marketing ideas. Subscribe to become a better marketer, one idea at a time at swipefiles.com You can also get my free newsletter Marketing Weekly. It's a curated digest of the best marketing content in your inbox every Sunday morning.If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice? It takes less than a minute and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!Looking for marketing jobs? Check out Hey Marketers, a free job board I created just for marketing jobs.★ Support this podcast ★
Relationships Matter: A Conversation with Jay Clouse
Local SEO Today
‘At the end of the day, decisions are made by real human people, so relationships matter a lot.’Jay Clouse is the founder of Unreal Collective, creator of Freelancing School, and Community Experience Director for Smart Passive Income. He works to help creatives thrive as business owners.‘The power of compounded effort from consistent menial tasks is pretty incredible.’Our conversation touches on several points that can help both starting and experienced entrepreneurs:- Taking risks on your way to success- Getting into a grateful mindset- Setting boundaries- The usefulness of technology in businessIf you want to hear more business owners like you talk about their challenges as an entrepreneur and how they overcome mistakes in business, listen to our previous episodes.You can connect with Jay on these platforms:Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayclouseLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayclouse/Freelancing School: https://freelancing.school/Unreal Collective: http://unrealcollective.com/
#193 – How to Earn 100 True Fans and Your Financial Independence with Jay Clouse of Unreal Collective
Jay Clouse (@jayclouse) first popped onto my radar when he posted on Indie Hackers that he sold his community to Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income. You typically don't see communities get acquired because they're often built around a single individual and frequently they get worse as they grow instead if better. In this episode, we'll find out how Jay not only grows this thing, but also holds the ship together as it scales. Follow Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayclouse Jay's Web Site: https://jayclouse.com/ Read about the acquisition here: https://jayclouse.com/unreal-collective-acquired-smart-passive-income/ Check out SPI: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/
SPI 460: The Easy Way to Start Freelancing Now to Make Money and Change Your Life with Jay Clouse
The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast
#460: So look, I usually don't try to "sell" anyone too hard when it comes to these episodes, but this one might just change your life. Why? Well, if I had to suggest ways to get started tomorrow, this would be one of my top recommendations: start freelancing now. With us today is Jay Clouse, Community Experience Director for Smart Passive Income. He's also the creator of Freelancing School, an incredible resource for anyone who wants to learn how to make money with freelancing. He's going to break down some of the in and outs of freelancing for us: from where to focus early on to landing your first clients and asking for referrals or testimonials. Like I said at the top, this episode could change your life so don't hesitate to give it a listen! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session460
The Selling (Without Being Salesy) Class with Jay Clouse
The Freelance Podclass
One of the greatest challenges that most freelancers face, or will face, is the ability to sell their services and sell themselves. This can be a daunting challenge. We may love a lot of facets of freelancing, but many of us don’t enjoy the sales process. Today I’m joined by Jay Clouse, who shares some effective strategies for selling your services without being salesy. Join us as we discuss how to negotiate and have genuine conversations with potential clients, especially during this global pandemic. Podcast Outline [0:51] Introduction to Jay Clouse - Jay tells the story of how he got into the freelancing space. [5:17] How freelancers need to have an entrepreneurial mindset - the importance of treating your craft as a business to make it lucrative and successful. [7:05] How do you sell your services without being salesy - reasons why the average freelancer dreads the sales and marketing piece of their business. [9:58] Stereotypes we’ve seen around salespeople and top mistakes people make when selling their services. [11:53] Imposter syndrome - how it pours into your messaging and conversations and makes you sell yourself short. [14:04] The importance of negotiation and how it comes from a point of confidence - how the sale is often won before you even quote the price. [15:26] Should freelancers start charging less because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic? Jay gives advice for how to talk to a potential client, sell yourself, and negotiate. [21:29] Some channels people can leverage right now to sell services - Jay describes three different routes and provides tips on how to use them. [26:29] The importance of diversifying and building relationships when looking for clients - how we need to have the courage to be the first person to reach out. [29:03] How business relationships don’t start with a pitch - Jay explains how they start the same way friendships start and gives advice for how to have a conversation. [29:51] How do we sell well without being salesy? Jay gives specific ideas for how to sell yourself and provides examples of strategies and conversation topics. [34:52] The concept of pain points and having the confidence to communicate your ability to reach the client’s goal - how you can go into the conversation with the mindset that the person wants you to be the solution to their problem. [37:10] Jay shares some final tips about selling in the midst of the global pandemic. [38:07] How to connect with Jay Clouse Resources and tools discussed in this episode: The Freelancing School http://freelancing.school/ Free course: “5 Ways in 5 Days to Make More Money Freelancing” The Creative Elements Podcast https://thepodglomerate.com/shows/creativeelements/ Unreal Collective https://unrealcollective.com/ The Accelerator Program https://unrealcollective.com/accelerator/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/ LinkedIn Learning https://www.linkedin.com/learning/ Lynda.com https://www.lynda.com/ UpWork https://www.upwork.com/ FlexJobs https://www.flexjobs.com/ SolidGigs https://solidgigs.com/ Pat Flynn’s SPI community https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/pro/ Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/
Freelancers make their own schedules, only work with the clients they want to work with and have control and flexibility, perfect for teachers. However, one of the biggest challenges in becoming successful in freelancing is just figuring out how to get started. In this episode, I interview Jay Clouse, an expert who helps freelancers succeed and scale their businesses.Freelancing School (use coupon code TCC to save 20%)TAKE THE FREE QUIZ: What career outside of the classroom are you qualified for? Join our community:Connect with Daphne on Instagram @teachercareercoachSUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW:Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you don't miss an episode! If you would be kind enough to support The Teacher Career Coach Podcast, leaving a rating and review would be very appreciated. By leaving a review, you are helping other teachers looking for support to find this community as well. Click here to leave a review. Would you make a great guest for The Teacher Career Coach Podcast? Let us know! If you're a former teacher, click here! If you're a burnout specialist, career coach, or other specialist that would be a good fit for this audience, click here!
The StudioPTBO Podcast Ep. 117 with Jay Clouse, Founder of Unreal Collective & Creator of Freelance School
The StudioPTBO Podcast
On this episode of the StudioPTBO podcast we chat with Jay Clouse, founder of Unreal Collective and Creator of Freelance School. Cody and Neil chat with Jay about working systems, having a process, digital calendars, freelancing and entrepreneurship and a lot more. Subscribe to the show on:Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-studioptbo-podcast/id1398036967?mt=2#episodeGuid=Buzzsprout-739630Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ibfgbfiuvh5wi3vxoge76uwnjeeSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/03DG8shK4ksLFbSncPHv43Tunein: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Business--Economics-Podcasts/The-StudioPTBO-Podcast-p1207815/PS: When you’re ready... here are 4 ways we can help you grow your business:1. Join the StudioPTBO Marketing Hacks Group on Facebook and connect with fellow entrepreneurs who are running businesses and growing teams.In this group we talk about how to grow and build your company on social and create momentum across your entire organization >>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/3402675632829752. Download A Free Copy "7 Essential Steps To Generating Leads For Your Business"We published this article to help provide massive value to this community and help you get started. Visit https://studioptbo.com/lead-generation to download your copy today.3. Get instant access to our free real estate online marketing training!Click here >> https://studioptbo.com/real-estate-freetraining4. Work with the StudioPTBO team privately.If you’d like to work directly with our team to help you build your business... just click here >>> https://studioptbo.com/book-now
067 - Becoming Confident in Sales when Starting Out with Jay Clouse
The Josh Hall Web Design Show
Creator of the Freelancing School Jay Clouse has a mission of helping people start and build their freelancing business. One of the hardest areas of doing so is finding the confidence (in your services and in yourself) to be able to sell when you're just starting out. But in this episode, Jay dishes out practical advice, strategies and tips that you can implement right now to help!In This Episode03:32 - Greeting to Jay04:25 - Being a “Creator”07:14 - Changing a work style09:35 - Creating confidence 12:12 - Anyone can advocate14:33 - Realistic expectations16:37 - Reinforcing yourself18:57 - Small celebrations25:29 - Comfort in certainty27:29 - Action steps32:12 - Pricing tell a story34:26 - Everyone listen!37:17 - Investment not cost41:47 - Exciting start45:15 - Opportunity cost49:34 - Qualified definition55:16 - Seasonal coaching56:30 - Forming habits1:00:12 - Capacity advantageGet all links, resources and show notes at:https://joshhall.co/067
Jay created Unreal Collective which is a community of creators and he built Freelancing School to help you become your own boss. In his podcast Creative Elements, Jay talks to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative careers.In this conversation, Jay talks about the years he spent not believing he was creative and we talk about how he’s grown his business over the past four years—including when and how he thinks about outsourcing tasks, so he can focus on what he does best.Jay shares his thoughts on building habits versus making commitments, getting intentional about what he wanted to achieve when he began the Creative Elements podcast, and reflects on how all the high profile guests he features on the show spent years in the trenches before they began to recognise the level of success they’re known for now. Jay has a lot to share about building community, having built his own online community and advising other brands and businesses on how they establish successful communities of their own.You can find Jay on twitter and instagram @jayclouse. If you enjoy this episode I’d love for you to reach out to Jay and tell him so.Find and follow Jay online:Website | Twitter | Instagram Links and show notes from this episode:Jay Clouse: How to Build an Online CommunityJobs to be Done FrameworkRead a full transcript of this episode here.