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A very small podcast about reckless, unfettered business domination.

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A very small podcast about reckless, unfettered business domination.

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Good advice

By Nihon Go - Aug 08 2017
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Interesting and useful advice and perspectives. Easy to listen to. Keep them coming.

Great For Freelancers

By Ecommerce_Andy - Oct 19 2016
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Some great info here on how to make it as a freelancer.

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
35
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2
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0

Good advice

By Nihon Go - Aug 08 2017
Read more
Interesting and useful advice and perspectives. Easy to listen to. Keep them coming.

Great For Freelancers

By Ecommerce_Andy - Oct 19 2016
Read more
Some great info here on how to make it as a freelancer.

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A very small podcast about reckless, unfettered business domination.

[60] Copy Everything Kai Does

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Feb 27 2017

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[40] Don't Be the Bottom

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What's your favorite positioning

Double Your Freelancing Academy (Mention 'Make Money Online' when you apply!)

Oct 10 2016

27mins

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[49] How You Track down Your Number 1 Skill to Start off Your Consultant Business

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A wonderful reader wrote in with this question:

How you track down your number 1 skill to start off your consulting business

Nick and Kai proceed to break down why (and why not) to start with your skills, how to identify valuable skills, and how to make sure that what you're offering is something that the market -- most likely -- needs. Probably.

Want to submit your questions for us to ponder over and eventually answer? Tweet at Kai.

Also, positioning.

Dec 12 2016

26mins

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[18] What's Your Favorite Positioning?

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Positioning 101:

  • Why positioning is important?
  • The mental aspects of it?
  • Refining your positioning: deleting 2/3rds of your website

ThePositioningManual, a wonderful book on positioning by Philip Morgan

The Triumvirate of Positioning

positioningcrashcourse.com

Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed the show we'd love it if you leave a review in iTunes

May 09 2016

30mins

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[36] How You Signify To People What You Do

Sep 12 2016

21mins

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[99] The Actual Doing of the Thing

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How do you transition from being an "overthinker" to a "doer"?

Nov 27 2017

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[55] Customer Service as a Consultant

Jan 23 2017

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[48] Getting Unstuck When You Feel Stuck

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You are staring at a computer screen for too long. Stop that. Get off the internet. Pause this podcast if you have to. Leave your phone and smartwatch at home. Go to a park. Sit on a bench. Stare at a pond. There are ducks in the pond. Ducks are kind of jerks, but the way they swim is cute. You don't know what time it is. You can hear traffic faintly in the distance. Others care about going someplace, it seems, but you don't.

Dec 05 2016

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[4] Kai Buys a Pen

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Feb 01 2016

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[106] "Writing Time is Sacred Time"

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Jan 15 2018

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[44] Risky Business

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What is risk? What's the definition? (Make more money than you spend, economic analysis, etc.)
How does that factor into client objections?
How do you overcome these objections?

Nov 07 2016

25mins

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[101] Speaking at Local Meetups

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  • Subject of meetup
  • People at the meetup
  • Go to one before speaking
  • If you don't have a good meetup, start one, but don't be the first to
    speak
  • Good places to host a meetup
  • Good places to announce a meetup
  • Scaling/growing your meetup (as you grow, make sure there isn't an
    in-group and an out-group)
  • Avoiding Groupthink in Meetups (Creative Mornings: Someone manages it
    for a fixed term and then passes it off)

Dec 11 2017

19mins

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[5] Non-Horrible Business Right-Sizing

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How do you scale your business without compromising the product you've worked so hard to build the right way? Navigating this paradigm shift is a difficult one, and something that takes a lot of foresight and intentionality.

Some effective methods of growth we like include:

  • Hiring an assistant, effectively giving you more time
  • Delegating to contractors with specialized focus
  • Hiring full-time employees to focus on one aspect of your business
  • Raising rates to allow you to focus more on customer relationships

Most of these methods focus around adding people to your organization.

Other methods along the leverage path:

  • offering group coaching
  • adding products
  • Selling strategy sessions instead of implementing a service

Enjoying the show? Leave us a review in iTunes. Thanks!

Feb 08 2016

38mins

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[6] On Writing a Book: Why Write a Book?

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Writing a book is high on most content creators list. But why? What is the allure of writing a book? Most of us who have the knowledge base and authority to write a book already have an established platform upon which to share their message. A book is the next logical step for most of us, but it is also a massive undertaking and one that requires a lot of work to be worth the effort.

If you're enjoying the show please head over to iTunes and leave us a review.

Feb 15 2016

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[107] Project Scheduling, a How To

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  • How should you effectively schedule projects? (ex: no deadlines on a Monday)
  • How do you best estimate a project length?
  • How do you schedule work around a break (sabbatical, etc.)
  • How do you ensure that client's respect deadlines?
  • How do you 'reset' expectations if there has been a bit of drift?

Jan 22 2018

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[65] How to Fill Your Client Pipeline (and What to Focus on This Month)

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In this episode, we answer a listener question: If you woke up and had 0 clients and wanted to start filling your pipeline, what do you do?

Apr 03 2017

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[97] Positioning: How Specialized Should You Be?

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"Obviously there's a diminishing return if you hit specialization of 'There's one business in my region I can market to' -- how do you know when you've specialized enough"

  • Know your target market, like Ecommerce
  • Know niches within your target market, like Women's Fashion and Beauty or Every Day Carry
  • Identify if there are 20-50 companies in your niche in your target market
  • Identify if of those 20-50 there are 15-20 companies that are paying for consultants, have paid for consultants, or are looking for
    help solving a problem

Iterate. Too many companies come out? Become a
little more specialized, based on your research. Too few? Become a
little less specialized ("SEO optimization for women's fashion and
beauty stores selling $1,000,000/yr and based in New York" →
potentially too specialized)

Nov 13 2017

15mins

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[3] How We Got Started

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How did we begin our businesses? Where did we come from? And because scale is the only thing that matters, how do we do so?

Love this episode? Hate this episode? Good. Now it's time to leave a review.

Jan 28 2016

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[53] Conversion Rate Optimizing the Conversion Rate Optimizer

Jan 09 2017

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[116] Business Puberty

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Apr 02 2018

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[115] Market Research: How do you identify a company's expensive problem(s)?

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Mar 26 2018

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[114] General Counseling

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Mar 19 2018

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[113] I Will Solve Your Problem, and You Will Pay Me

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What separates a consultants proposal from a contractor's proposal.

Mar 12 2018

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[112] How to Optimize Products

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Mar 05 2018

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[110] Why You Shouldn't Be On Call 24/7

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  • Why Alan Weiss says you should put yourself on call 24/7 (and why we
    disagree with that).
  • Being on call 24/7 disrupts your work/life balance and exceeds
    boundaries.
  • Unless you're working in a situation like DevOps, Backups, or it's a
    situation where Something Is On Fire And Costing The Business
    Millions, it isn't necessary.

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Feb 19 2018

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[109] Productized Consulting for Drinking in Meatspace

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  • What constitutes a Minimum Viable Meetup?
  • Once it starts to go well, how do you expand it out? How do you add
    things to it?
  • How do you delegate out responsibilities?
  • What happens if you want to stop doing the meetup (and pass it off to
    someone else)?

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Feb 12 2018

22mins

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[108] The Importance of Sleep

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Jan 29 2018

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[107] Project Scheduling, a How To

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Read more
  • How should you effectively schedule projects? (ex: no deadlines on a Monday)
  • How do you best estimate a project length?
  • How do you schedule work around a break (sabbatical, etc.)
  • How do you ensure that client's respect deadlines?
  • How do you 'reset' expectations if there has been a bit of drift?

Jan 22 2018

11mins

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[106] "Writing Time is Sacred Time"

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Jan 15 2018

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[105] How to Take a Sabbatical

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Jan 08 2018

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[104] How to Say "No" to Clients

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  • When should you say no to clients?
  • What's the best way to give a no?
  • How should you politely turn down small projects?
  • How do you avoid making compromises in scope?
  • How do you fire bad clients?

Jan 01 2018

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[103] How to Have a Good Phone Call

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How do you have a good phone call with a prospect? How do you prepare enough?

  • How long should the call be?
  • Should you leave a buffer after the call?
  • Should you prepare an agenda?
  • How do you determine who is leading the call?
  • How do you end the call?

Dec 25 2017

18mins

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[102] Reading, Writing, Doing

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What's a good balance between educational content consumption and doing the work?

  • Time management
  • Reading may just happen. Optionally: intentionally schedule time
    around it Implementation: when you finish a book, how do you decide
    what to read next?
  • -- Tape flag ("This is a thing I want to remember")
  • -- Highlighting
  • -- "This is an interesting thing to know about" and then apply later
  • Rereading to extract notes / directives

Dec 18 2017

25mins

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[101] Speaking at Local Meetups

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  • Subject of meetup
  • People at the meetup
  • Go to one before speaking
  • If you don't have a good meetup, start one, but don't be the first to
    speak
  • Good places to host a meetup
  • Good places to announce a meetup
  • Scaling/growing your meetup (as you grow, make sure there isn't an
    in-group and an out-group)
  • Avoiding Groupthink in Meetups (Creative Mornings: Someone manages it
    for a fixed term and then passes it off)

Dec 11 2017

19mins

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[100] Finally, a Legitimate Podcast

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Dec 04 2017

43mins

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[99] The Actual Doing of the Thing

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How do you transition from being an "overthinker" to a "doer"?

Nov 27 2017

15mins

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[97] Positioning: How Specialized Should You Be?

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Read more

"Obviously there's a diminishing return if you hit specialization of 'There's one business in my region I can market to' -- how do you know when you've specialized enough"

  • Know your target market, like Ecommerce
  • Know niches within your target market, like Women's Fashion and Beauty or Every Day Carry
  • Identify if there are 20-50 companies in your niche in your target market
  • Identify if of those 20-50 there are 15-20 companies that are paying for consultants, have paid for consultants, or are looking for
    help solving a problem

Iterate. Too many companies come out? Become a
little more specialized, based on your research. Too few? Become a
little less specialized ("SEO optimization for women's fashion and
beauty stores selling $1,000,000/yr and based in New York" →
potentially too specialized)

Nov 13 2017

15mins

Play