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The Rise To The Top with David Siteman Garland podcast is a look behind-the-scenes (the good, bad, ugly and hilarious insanity) from David's (aka DSG’s) multiple 7-figure online business (#938 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2017). DSG’s education and software company teaches awesome people how to create and sell online courses through his #1 program Create Awesome Online Courses and Course Cats software. Tune in for stories, tips, advice, behind-the-scenes craziness and uncensored, uncut interviews with friends, industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and much more. Topics range from fun things like online courses to online marketing, building an audience, content creation, copywriting working remotely (and from home), advertising, and learning from successful entrepreneurs. Get ready to learn, be inspired, and laugh as shenanigans are sure to ensue.

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The Rise To The Top with David Siteman Garland podcast is a look behind-the-scenes (the good, bad, ugly and hilarious insanity) from David's (aka DSG’s) multiple 7-figure online business (#938 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2017). DSG’s education and software company teaches awesome people how to create and sell online courses through his #1 program Create Awesome Online Courses and Course Cats software. Tune in for stories, tips, advice, behind-the-scenes craziness and uncensored, uncut interviews with friends, industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and much more. Topics range from fun things like online courses to online marketing, building an audience, content creation, copywriting working remotely (and from home), advertising, and learning from successful entrepreneurs. Get ready to learn, be inspired, and laugh as shenanigans are sure to ensue.

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Awesome Podcast!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Dec 09 2019
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David, host of The Rise To The Top podcast, highlights all aspects of business, success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Kristy Barrett

By Heath7474 - Apr 24 2018
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Loaded with amazing content! DSG is the real deal!!!

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
1
0
1
1

Awesome Podcast!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Dec 09 2019
Read more
David, host of The Rise To The Top podcast, highlights all aspects of business, success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Kristy Barrett

By Heath7474 - Apr 24 2018
Read more
Loaded with amazing content! DSG is the real deal!!!
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The Rise To The Top

Latest release on Jun 22, 2020

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The Rise To The Top with David Siteman Garland podcast is a look behind-the-scenes (the good, bad, ugly and hilarious insanity) from David's (aka DSG’s) multiple 7-figure online business (#938 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2017). DSG’s education and software company teaches awesome people how to create and sell online courses through his #1 program Create Awesome Online Courses and Course Cats software. Tune in for stories, tips, advice, behind-the-scenes craziness and uncensored, uncut interviews with friends, industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and much more. Topics range from fun things like online courses to online marketing, building an audience, content creation, copywriting working remotely (and from home), advertising, and learning from successful entrepreneurs. Get ready to learn, be inspired, and laugh as shenanigans are sure to ensue.

Rank #1: How Renae Christine Went From Nearly Homeless To A 7-Figure Online Course Business – Episode #7

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Get the deets on how Renae Christine went from nearly homeless to launching a 7-figure course. She shares a detailed history of her journey as well as her best tips that helped her along the way and will help you succeed as well.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode7

Apr 17 2018

51mins

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Rank #2: How Pat Flynn is Killin' It with Online Courses – Episode #44

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In this episode, I’ll be dissecting Pat Flynn’s entire online course business and addressing all of the burning questions about his unique sales strategy. You’ll learn everything about pre-selling products, attracting the right customers, getting feedback, pricing courses, and much more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode44

Jan 01 2019

56mins

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Rank #3: How To Make More Progress In 90 Days Than Your Previous 3 Years Combined – with Coach Tamiko Kelly – Episode #64

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Coach Tamiko Kelly joins me on the show today to share the keys to launching a highly successful course. She gives valuable advice based on her experience launching her own course and helping others to do the same.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode64

May 21 2019

37mins

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Rank #4: 2018 Behind-the-Scenes Year-in-Review (and where we are focusing in 2019!) – Episode #45

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When it comes to online business, we usually only get to see the polished, cleaned-up view of things that people put out to the world, but today I'm changing things up. In this episode, I’m taking you behind the scenes of my business to give you the good, the bad, and the ugly of all the things I tried in 2018. Listen in to hear what worked, what didn’t work, and what I can’t wait to bring out in the coming year.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode45

Jan 08 2019

47mins

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Rank #5: He’s sold 5 million dollars of his online course…how did he do it? – Episode #57

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Will Mitchell had great success with his online course, so I sat down and picked his brain for tips and strategies that lead to this success. From the details and business numbers to understanding your audience, he has a ton of insight and wisdom to share from his course experience.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode57 

Apr 02 2019

52mins

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Rank #6: How Pejman Ghadimi Created TWO Online Course Brands Doing Over $5 million A Year – Episode #41

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Pejman Ghadimi is the founder of four major businesses that collectively gross over $100 million in annual revenue, including two online course brands that are making over $5 million per year. He has a very unique perspective on success, finance, and entrepreneurship, and I invited him on the show for a candid conversation to get into the nitty gritty about his brands and businesses. Listen in to hear all about how he markets so effectively, the pricing model that has worked wonders for him, what he has done to differentiate himself, and so much more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode41

Dec 11 2018

57mins

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Rank #7: A Quick Copywriting Tip to Stick Out From the Competition - Episode #56

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Today’s episode is a really quick one, but it’s also very powerful. I’m going to share a tip with you that will help you stand out from the competition with your copywriting. Listen in to hear the tip and live examples of how to apply it.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode56 

Mar 26 2019

8mins

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Rank #8: How To Launch Your Online Course (and get over the fear of perfection) - Episode #19

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Welcome to my second coaching edition of the podcast! The last live, uncensored coaching session I did on the show was a such a hit that I’m doing something similar today—except this time, my guest hasn’t actually launched her course yet. Courtney Tucker of Empower U is here to ask her questions about getting the ball rolling with her course. Listen in to hear advice on doing your first launch, setting up the hook to attract your course’s ideal students, and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode19

Jul 10 2018

43mins

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Rank #9: How Webinars Have Changed (And How To Dominate With ‘em in 2018) with Tim Paige – Episode #8

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Let me tell you something right now: Webinars are not dead.

But they have changed. And that’s a good thing, because they’re more awesome than ever. Tim Paige joins the show today to for an in-depth conversation about webinars, where he shares what’s working now, what no longer works, and how you can dominate with webinars in 2018.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode8 

Apr 24 2018

49mins

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Rank #10: 2017 In Review: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (and revenue numbers) - Episode #3

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There have been some exciting and challenging changes this year for me and the businesses. Listen in to get an inside look at what worked for us and what didn't. From tough decisions to taking on new roles, this year taught me important lessons we can all learn from and use to move forward with high impact and success in life and business. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode3

Mar 13 2018

32mins

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Rank #11: The types of people that are successful with an online course business (and the types who are NOT) – Episode #59

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Ready to do your own thing and do it the right way? Looking for a way to scale your knowledge? Online courses might be for you. In this episode, we’ll jump into what it takes to be a successful online course creator, as well as who this may NOT be for.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode59

Apr 16 2019

20mins

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Rank #12: DSG help! My course isn’t selling well after my initial launch. What should I do? - Episode #25

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After the initial successful launch of her course, the sales stopped. On this episode, I’ll be coaching Tosha Schore on how to find where the disconnect is and how to rethink and revamp the course in order to make it a continuously valuable and evergreen item.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode25

Aug 21 2018

38mins

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Rank #13: 5 Online Course Trends You Need To Pay Attention To - Episode #16

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Today I’m kicking off a series of a few episodes I’ll be doing to tackle various aspects of the online course world. To start off, I want to share with you five trends in the industry that are definitely worth noting. Listen in to hear what’s going on with online courses lately and tips for turning your online course into a successful business.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode16

Jun 19 2018

25mins

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Rank #14: This British Guy Is Going To Show You How To Grow Your Business With Ebooks – with Nick Stephenson - Episode #4

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This episode we hear from Nick Stephenson who is a successful author and master of all things books and Ebooks. He demystifies the whole book production process by giving us details, tips and tricks that help with everything from writing to publishing.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode4

Mar 20 2018

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Rank #15: How do I warm up a “cold” email list? – Episode #48

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Today we’re continuing our series of short episodes tackling big questions. A Create Awesome Online Courses student recently asked what she can do to warm up a cold email list, so I’ll be breaking down how to re-engage with a list that hasn’t heard from you in a while. Listen in to hear simple steps you can take to reconnect with your subscribers.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode48 

Jan 29 2019

9mins

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Rank #16: 14 Myths About Online Courses Debunked – Episode #60

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There are plenty of myths about online courses out there, and today, I'm striking them down. Listen in to learn what common misconceptions many people have about this kind of business and the reality of what it's like to build and run a successful online course.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode60

Apr 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #17: A New Marketing Funnel I’m Freaking Digging – Episode #47

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There’s a new marketing funnel that I’m really digging lately, and it has created such great results that I just had to share it on the podcast. Now, it’s not new in terms of never having been done before, but it’s new to us and we did it in a really different way that has been working out better than we hoped. Listen in to hear all about how it works, details about what we did, and how you might be able to apply this marketing tactic to your own business.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode47

Jan 22 2019

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Rank #18: How do I get started? – Episode #34

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Today we’ve got another coaching episode! Joining me on the podcast is Ben James, who wants to know how to start his online course and how to make it work while he still has a day job. I know it can feel daunting to start from scratch—whether it's because you have tons of ideas and you’re not sure how to choose one, or because you don't even know where to begin—but this episode is here to help you with that. Listen in to hear my advice on choosing a subject, how to target a niche, ways to generate traffic, and lots more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode34

Oct 23 2018

44mins

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Rank #19: How To Price Your Online Course (even when there are ZERO other courses on your subject) - Episode #24

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Sometimes, one of the hardest things to do when creating an online course is to figure what to charge. So today, I’m back with another coaching session, this time with Create Awesome Online Courses student, Richelle Gamlam. She and I talk about the travel course she’s creating, and since it’s the first of its kind, she is a little stuck on how to price it. I break down how to figure out your best price and more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode24

Aug 14 2018

47mins

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Rank #20: How Starla Moore Went From 0 to over $100,000 in online course sales in one year - Episode #32

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When it comes to launching your first course there’s so much to keep track of and work on in order to make it successful. I’m going to share the massive first-launch success story of Starla Moore on the show today and have her chat with me about how she managed a $70k launch her first try. You’ll get all kinds of great tips from her on how to market, grow your audience and give people what they really want.

You don’t want to miss this inspiring conversation because Starla is someone who is down-to-earth, relateable and so incredibly on-point with her motivation and strategy. We’ll discuss what her course is, how she got started and the powerful story behind why she really went all in to make it happen. She shares some awesome YouTube and Facebook tips that will help you reach your audience and provide real value that keeps them coming back for more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode32

Oct 09 2018

54mins

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How Fitness Rockstar Chris Freytag Created An Online Empire

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How Fitness Rockstar Chris Freytag Created An Online Empire

Jun 22 2020

45mins

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How Michelle Anderson turned teaching adults how to play clarinet into an online empire

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DSG sits down for a candid interview with Create Awesome Online Courses student Michelle Anderson on how she turned teaching clarinet to adults into an online empire of courses and more.

May 18 2020

42mins

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Tell All Interview: How Persia Lawson turned helping women find their soulmate into a successful brand and online cours

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Tell-all interview with love coach and successful course creator Persia Lawson

May 11 2020

46mins

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How Katherine Beck turned “Teaching The American Accent” into a successful online course

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David Siteman Garland has a candid conversation with “The American Accent Coach” Katherine Beck about her online business and course.

May 06 2020

47mins

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Podcast Summer Break (and what is going on this summer!)

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Jun 19 2019

4mins

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My Secret Mentor Revealed: Taking You Way Behind the Scenes of Our Accelerator Group Coaching Program with Scott Oldford - Episode #67

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Scott Oldford has been an entrepreneur for over 15 years, and has personally built seven multimillion-dollar businesses. Today he joins the show to discuss our Accelerator group coaching program, how he got into the group coaching world, and lots more.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://therisetothetop.com/episode67 

Jun 11 2019

48mins

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Avoiding Shiny Red Balls & Much More with Coach Bree Noble - Episode #66

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Today we've got our third coach on the show: Coach Bree Noble. She and I will be talking about coaching, business, and how she got her start. We're also sharing the details of the Accelerator program that you don't want to miss.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode66

Jun 04 2019

31mins

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The Power Of Group Coaching with Coach Merilyn Beretta – Episode 65

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Many people struggle when it comes to accountability and staying focused, and often, group coaching is a great solution for this. In this episode, Coach Merilyn Beretta and I dive into how group coaching works, why it's so effective, and why those of us in the online business world typically need a push in the right direction.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode65

May 28 2019

37mins

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How To Make More Progress In 90 Days Than Your Previous 3 Years Combined – with Coach Tamiko Kelly – Episode #64

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Coach Tamiko Kelly joins me on the show today to share the keys to launching a highly successful course. She gives valuable advice based on her experience launching her own course and helping others to do the same.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode64

May 21 2019

37mins

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Opportunity Marketing vs. Fix Marketing – Which one is right for you? – Episode #63

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There are two types of marketing out there: fix and opportunity. Learn about what they are, what they mean for you, and how to decide which one is the best choice for your business.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode63

May 14 2019

12mins

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3 more ways to make money from your expertise & experience – Episode #62

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The previous episode about how to make money from your expertise was so popular that I’m bringing you a second show on that topic with new ways to make money from your experience. You’ll learn some of the good (and bad) models to make money with products.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode62

May 07 2019

22mins

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5 ways to make money from your expertise and experience - Episode #61

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We talk a lot about online courses but I’m about to talk about different ways to make money from your experience and expertise. Kicking off a new mini-series now!

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode61

Apr 30 2019

20mins

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14 Myths About Online Courses Debunked – Episode #60

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There are plenty of myths about online courses out there, and today, I'm striking them down. Listen in to learn what common misconceptions many people have about this kind of business and the reality of what it's like to build and run a successful online course.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode60

Apr 23 2019

36mins

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The types of people that are successful with an online course business (and the types who are NOT) – Episode #59

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Ready to do your own thing and do it the right way? Looking for a way to scale your knowledge? Online courses might be for you. In this episode, we’ll jump into what it takes to be a successful online course creator, as well as who this may NOT be for.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode59

Apr 16 2019

20mins

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4 Things We Did to Simplify the Heck Out of Our Business (on the path to $10 million a year in revenue) – Episode #58

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In this episode, you’ll get to see behind the scenes of my business and get a glimpse of what we’ve been working on. We're focusing on how simplification has been super helpful during the scaling and growing process, and you'll learn about four things we've been doing that may help with your business as well.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode58 

Apr 09 2019

27mins

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He’s sold 5 million dollars of his online course…how did he do it? – Episode #57

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Will Mitchell had great success with his online course, so I sat down and picked his brain for tips and strategies that lead to this success. From the details and business numbers to understanding your audience, he has a ton of insight and wisdom to share from his course experience.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode57 

Apr 02 2019

52mins

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A Quick Copywriting Tip to Stick Out From the Competition - Episode #56

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Today’s episode is a really quick one, but it’s also very powerful. I’m going to share a tip with you that will help you stand out from the competition with your copywriting. Listen in to hear the tip and live examples of how to apply it.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode56 

Mar 26 2019

8mins

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When should you get affiliate partners to promote your online course (and is it worth it)? – Episode #55

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I’m back to answer another burning question today, this time on the topic of affiliates. Recently, a student of mine asked me whether affiliates are worth the time and if so, when to start implementing a plan for these partnerships. This is something that has shifted a lot over time, so listen in to hear me dive into what I’ve seen in this area myself, as well as with my students.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode55 

Mar 19 2019

12mins

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5 Mins Of Motivation To Overcome Challenges – Episode #54

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We all know it’s easy to be successful when everything in life is going as it should. But what do you do when unexpected challenges keep coming at you? That’s what I’m going to talk about today in this short but impactful episode. Listen in now!

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode54 

Mar 12 2019

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What do you do if your course launch fails? – Episode #53

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Today we’re going to take on a topic that tends to scare people before it even happens: failure. Though most people who ask me about how to deal with failed course launches haven’t actually had a failed launch, people tend to worry about this subject a lot, so I’m going to let you know how to deal with it. Listen in to hear the five key areas to reevaluate in your course and steps to take in order to bounce back from a failed launch.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://therisetothetop.com/episode53

Mar 05 2019

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iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
1
0
1
1

Awesome Podcast!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Dec 09 2019
Read more
David, host of The Rise To The Top podcast, highlights all aspects of business, success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Kristy Barrett

By Heath7474 - Apr 24 2018
Read more
Loaded with amazing content! DSG is the real deal!!!