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Business growth conversations with today's entrepreneurs willing to tell the truth about what it takes to be your own boss and transform the lives of your audience. Hosted by Bob Sparkins from Leadpages. Show notes and more at Leadpages.net/podcast

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Business growth conversations with today's entrepreneurs willing to tell the truth about what it takes to be your own boss and transform the lives of your audience. Hosted by Bob Sparkins from Leadpages. Show notes and more at Leadpages.net/podcast

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Awesome content

By Victoria_Shenaigans - Jan 18 2017
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Wonderful job - thank you for all the great insights. Can't wait for the next episode!

Highly recommend this podcast!

By STessien - Jan 17 2017
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Big fan of this podcast. If you're a marketer...this podcast is a must!

iTunes Ratings

199 Ratings
Average Ratings
184
8
2
1
4

Awesome content

By Victoria_Shenaigans - Jan 18 2017
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Wonderful job - thank you for all the great insights. Can't wait for the next episode!

Highly recommend this podcast!

By STessien - Jan 17 2017
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Big fan of this podcast. If you're a marketer...this podcast is a must!
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The Lead Generation

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Business growth conversations with today's entrepreneurs willing to tell the truth about what it takes to be your own boss and transform the lives of your audience. Hosted by Bob Sparkins from Leadpages. Show notes and more at Leadpages.net/podcast

Rank #1: Why Did I Buy?

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Todays episode we answer the question: "Why did I buy?" and the journey that brought us to the decision to purchase. Also a taste for the latest in marketing news including a juicy new announcement from Clay Collins about the state of the Leadpages board of directors.

Check out converted.com for info on, quite simply, the best marketing conference you'll find anywhere.

To create high converting landing pages and to generate more leads and sales for your business Start a free trial of Leadpages now ➜ https://www.Leadpages.net

Follow us https://www.facebook.com/Leadpages https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadpages https://twitter.com/Leadpages https://plus.google.com/107827247692490634261/posts

Sep 08 2017

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Rank #2: Become a Customer-Centric Business (Peter Fader & Sarah Toms)

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Peter Fader and Sarah Toms, the co-authors of Customer Centricity Playbook, share how to think differently about your target audience, which customer acquisition channel seems to always win, and how to become a more customer-centric business by determining exactly who your best customers are. For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  Top Takeaways from the Episode
  • Diversify your idea of target customer. Individual customers are wildly different from each other, both in terms of what they're looking for from you, and how valuable they are to you in terms of their future lifetime value. 
  • Referrals first. No matter the industry, acquiring customers through referrals tends to be a strong channel, albeit with somewhat limited scalability.
  • Evaluate your metrics in cohorts. Avoid using averages in your data, but explore metrics (like Net Promoter Score) across different customer groups based on acquisition channels, plan levels, activity, etc.
  • Focus on the right customers. Discover the customer groups that will best respond to premium packages, and avoid spending too much energy on those whose customer lifetime value has a low upper limit. 
About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.  About Sarah TomsSarah Toms is executive director and co-founder of Wharton Interactive, a platform for marketing simulations. Her 20 years of being a thought leader in the technology sphere include starting several tech companies, and involvement with Women in Tech Summit and techgirlz.org.    About Peter FaderPeter Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was named by Advertising Age as one of its inaugural “25 Marketing Technology Trailblazers” in 2017 as the only academic on the list.

Aug 13 2019

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Rank #3: This Evergreen Launch Funnel Generated $211,000 in 20 Weeks for David Siteman Garland

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Jan 17 2016

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Rank #4: S1 Ep13: Support That Keeps Customers (and Keeps Them Happy) | Tai Goodwin

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Jan 16 2017

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Rank #5: How Dan Henry Spent $509 to Make $104K (In Just One Month)

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Nov 21 2016

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Rank #6: How Interact Went from 20 to 500 New Opt-ins Every Month — Without Creating a Single Piece of New Content

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Jan 16 2016

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Rank #7: ConversionCast: Word of Mouth Marketing, Power of Story, and More...

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This week on ConversionCast we’re talking about ways to use the power of story to truly build your business, the trend of ad services testing online to offline conversion data, and as well as some metrics on podcast advertising. Lastly, today’s roundtable is all about word of mouth marketing.

Do you and your business want to be featured on an upcoming episode of ConversionCast? Leave us a voicemail with your name, your website, and your hottest marketing tip at (612) 568-8732, and you might be featured on a future episode!

Click here to subscribe to ConversionCast and be sure you get the best in marketing news, tips, and advice from the team at Leadpages and Drip each week: https://goo.gl/vQ3pJw

This Week’s Marketing News:

https://www.inc.com/ilya-pozin/bwhy-authentic-storytelling-should-be-your-marke.html

http://www.adweek.com/digital/this-infographic-shows-why-podcast-ads-may-be-perfect-for-fitness-brands/

http://marketingland.com/facebook-tests-targeting-ads-people-visited-brands-brick-mortar-stores-221585/

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Converted Conference https://www.converted.com/

To create high converting landing pages and to generate more leads and sales for your business Start a free trial of Leadpages now ➜ https://www.Leadpages.net

Follow us https://www.facebook.com/Leadpages https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadpages https://twitter.com/Leadpages https://plus.google.com/107827247692490634261/posts

Aug 25 2017

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Rank #8: Discover the Golden Words That Convert More Customers (Michel Fortin - Part 2)

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Michel Fortin and I continue our conversation from last week. I get him to share a few copywriting strategies you can use to elevate your sales results online. Michel’s had an extremely successful career as one of the best direct response copywriters alive. 15 years ago, he gained internet marketing fame as the copywriter behind the web’s first $1million in a day product launch from John Reese. Michel’s words have been used by companies large and small and across multiple industries generate millions in revenue.  For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Sep 04 2019

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Rank #9: How To Pitch The Problem (with John Dwyer)

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Dec 12 2016

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Rank #10: How Vero Managed a 450% Conversion Rate Increase From Email Marketing In Only 4 Months

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Jan 16 2016

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Rank #11: Dollar Shave Club’s Answer to the Question: “Is Being Mobile Really Worth It?” (And How It Led to 100,000 New Customers)

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Jan 16 2016

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Rank #12: Amy Porterfield's Facebook Live Fueled Product Launch

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Our very own Bob The Teacher sat down with the one and only Amy Porterfield, from amyporterfield.com. Amy is an expert at teaching how to start and grow their businesses using Facebook, online courses, webinars, and more.

You can learn more about Amy, listen to her podcast, download her free cheat sheets, and just generally take advantage of all her valuable marketing knowledge by checking our her website at AmyPorterfield.com.

Also Mentioned: https://www.converted.com/

To create high converting landing pages and to generate more leads and sales for your business Start a free trial of Leadpages now ➜ https://www.Leadpages.net Follow us https://www.facebook.com/Leadpages https://www.linkedin.com/company/lead... https://twitter.com/Leadpages https://plus.google.com/1078272476924...

Sep 01 2017

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Rank #13: What it Took for Ezra Firestone to Triple His Conversion Rate On A High Ticket Offer Overnight

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Jan 16 2016

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Rank #14: Finding the Funnel’s Weakest Link: How Digital Telepathy Increased Signups By 6X With This Small Change in Their Sales Funnel

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Jan 16 2016

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Rank #15: James Wedmore’s Brilliant Tactic That Resulted in a $1.45 Reduction In Cost Per Lead From Cold Facebook Traffic

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Jan 16 2016

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Rank #16: Gumroad Ignored Conventional Wisdom to Create a 30% Increase in Sales Conversions

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Jan 16 2016

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Rank #17: How Liquor.com Got Almost 2 Million Subscribers (with Steve Olsher)

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Aug 29 2016

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Rank #18: S2 Ep4: Everything You Need to Know about Creating Landing Pages that Increase Webinar Attendance | Bob Jenkins

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Because webinar attendance drastically reduces the sales cycle and increases conversion, Bob Jenkins is back with inside information on how the Tiger Team revamped the webinar registration landing page to drive registration AND attendance.

To see this complete webinar strategy in action, text LEADPAGESLIVE to 33444 or go to LeadpagesLive.com

Transcripts available at ConversionCast.com

Aug 10 2017

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Rank #19: S2 Ep6: Automation that is Easy and Engaging | Haley Neve

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A glimpse into the world of marketing automation and how we use Drip to automate pre-webinar outreach and post-webinar follow-up… in a highly personalized manner.

To see this complete webinar strategy in action, text LEADPAGESLIVE to 33444 or go to LeadpagesLive.com

Transcripts available at ConversionCast.com

Aug 10 2017

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Rank #20: S1 Ep8: Market Positioning: How to Speak to Your Audience | Josh Braaten

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Jan 16 2017

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Elevate Your Personal Brand with Confidence

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Kailei Carr is the CEO of the Asbury Group, and helps high-powered women “show up” in a way that is authentic to who they are, maximizes opportunities and allows them to experience a life and career they crave.    In this episode, Kailei shares how to lead with the best version of yourself, leverage digital marketing tools like video and podcasts, and what to do when you run into roadblocks.    For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Oct 08 2019

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Attract Better Clients with Lead Magnets (featuring Bryan Harris, Attract.io)

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Bryan Harris is the founder of Growth Tools, which creates software tools and online accelerator programs to speed up the growth of your business. I’m excited to announce that Leadpages has partnered up with them to provide you 100% free access to their lead magnet creation tool, Attract.io, which we’ll talk more about at the end of the conversation.    In this episode, Bryan shares best practices of lead magnet creation, including mistakes to avoid, key components that turn new subscribers into top clients, and 3 simple methods for promoting your lead magnet for faster email subscriber growth.    For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Oct 01 2019

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23 Tips for Better Marketing Webinars (Daniel Waas, GoToWebinar)

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If you’ve ever wanted to run webinars to promote your business but were too intimidated to get started, you’re going to love this week’s episode. My conversation is with Daniel Waas, the Director of Marketing at GoToWebinar. Originally from Germany, Daniel is on a mad mission to end all dull webinars. In this episode, Daniel shares over 20 specific tips for getting started with webinars, including when to schedule your webinar, how to get more people to show up, and how to boost engagement of your audience during your trainings.   For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Sep 24 2019

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3 Steps to Marketing Your Service-Based Business Online (Collin Belt)

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This week, we’re going back to the basics with a digital marketing 101 conversation with Collin Belt, someone who has turned his specific skillset into a thriving agency serving clients around North America at BeltCreative.com. In this episode, Collin shares 3 steps to marketing your service-based business online, the tools that make your marketing life easier, and tips on turning what you do into an agency model.    For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Sep 17 2019

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Better Practices for Conversion Rate Optimization (Talia Wolf)

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Talia Wolf is the conversion rate optimizer behind GetUplift.co, a CRO consultancy and education company that shows companies how to 10x their results through emotional targeting.    This is Talia’s third appearance on a Leadpages podcast, and this time she breaks down the steps to effectively research your market, get to know what your audience is thinking about their problem, and the real reason why you shouldn’t talk about your competition in your marketing.   Also, Talia and Shanelle Mullin from Shopify have just released a brand new guide to landing pages that I know you’re going to want to dive into. We’ve co-sponsored this guide so you can get it free at Leadpages.net/lpg.    For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Sep 10 2019

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Discover the Golden Words That Convert More Customers (Michel Fortin - Part 2)

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Michel Fortin and I continue our conversation from last week. I get him to share a few copywriting strategies you can use to elevate your sales results online. Michel’s had an extremely successful career as one of the best direct response copywriters alive. 15 years ago, he gained internet marketing fame as the copywriter behind the web’s first $1million in a day product launch from John Reese. Michel’s words have been used by companies large and small and across multiple industries generate millions in revenue.  For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Sep 04 2019

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Take Your Talents In-House with a Dream Job (Michel Fortin - Part 1)

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Michel Fortin is a legendary copywriter and full stack marketer, currently serving as the director of marketing for a medical clinic in Ottawa, Canada.  This episode is a counter-punch to our usual conversation on entrepreneurship. The skills you’ve honed as an entrepreneur may be well suited for taking your talents in-house for a corporate gig. Find out why a J-O-B might actually be a perfect move for you as Michel and I discuss his choice to take on a dedicated role inside a company, the principles of kaizen that he brings to his leadership style, and how he is still able to scratch his entrepreneurial itch.  For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Aug 27 2019

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Boost Your Business with a Short Book (Daniel Hall)

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Gain an instant boost in credibility and demand for your services when you create a short book showcasing your expertise. Daniel Hall is a prolific content producer, and in this episode we discuss the benefits of producing short books for your business that boost your credibility and help you stand out in your market. He shares some of his favorite methods for producing your book within 90 days, and how to leverage for more revenue in your business.  For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.

Aug 20 2019

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Become a Customer-Centric Business (Peter Fader & Sarah Toms)

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Peter Fader and Sarah Toms, the co-authors of Customer Centricity Playbook, share how to think differently about your target audience, which customer acquisition channel seems to always win, and how to become a more customer-centric business by determining exactly who your best customers are. For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  Top Takeaways from the Episode
  • Diversify your idea of target customer. Individual customers are wildly different from each other, both in terms of what they're looking for from you, and how valuable they are to you in terms of their future lifetime value. 
  • Referrals first. No matter the industry, acquiring customers through referrals tends to be a strong channel, albeit with somewhat limited scalability.
  • Evaluate your metrics in cohorts. Avoid using averages in your data, but explore metrics (like Net Promoter Score) across different customer groups based on acquisition channels, plan levels, activity, etc.
  • Focus on the right customers. Discover the customer groups that will best respond to premium packages, and avoid spending too much energy on those whose customer lifetime value has a low upper limit. 
About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.  About Sarah TomsSarah Toms is executive director and co-founder of Wharton Interactive, a platform for marketing simulations. Her 20 years of being a thought leader in the technology sphere include starting several tech companies, and involvement with Women in Tech Summit and techgirlz.org.    About Peter FaderPeter Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was named by Advertising Age as one of its inaugural “25 Marketing Technology Trailblazers” in 2017 as the only academic on the list.

Aug 13 2019

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Produce Your Own Path to Freedom (Michael Hall and Chris Sakr)

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Michael Hall and Chris Sakr, the co-founders of ShoHawk Media in Portland, Oregon, talk about the lessons they learned creating their feature documentary, Generation Freedom, how they collaborate on projects while having day jobs, and their approach to editing their content.  For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  About the PodcastThe Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.  Top Takeaways from the Episode
  • Validate your ideas with the right people. Test your ideas with your market, not friends and family who will likely sugar coat their feedback to the detriment of your project. 
  • Even flops bear fruit. Lessons learned and skills developed in a failed project or launch often become the foundations for your next success. 
  • Shorten your timeline of production. Taking too long to release a project may result in a disjointed bundle instead of a focused product from start to finish. 
  • Collaborate with communication. Clearly understand your roles and commitments when working on projects with partners. 
  • Edit ruthlessly, but don’t delete anything. Give yourself permission to trim your content by saving extraneous material in a “for later” folder. 

Aug 06 2019

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Prosper from Clarity with Bryan Nguyen

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We’re closing out Season 5 of The Lead Generation with a great example of an entrepreneur who jumped out of a comfortable corporate gig to start his own company.  Bryan Nguyen (CleverTaxes.com) shares how his initial business plan faltered and what he did to change his success trajectory. He also gives his advice on learning vs. delegating, and when it makes sense to work with a coach. I also got him to share a couple of financial tips that will likely save you quite a bit of money on your taxes. For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast    Bryan is the founder of CleverTaxes, which helps digital entrepreneurs grow profits and save taxes so they make more money, save more time, and have complete confidence in their financial health. Top Takeaways
  • Choose your clients. Design your business in such a way that you get to pick the types of clients that you want to work with. 
  • Share quality content. Publish higher value content and focus on disseminating it across multiple social channels.
  • Don’t delegate in the dark. Know enough about how to market your business to hold yourself and anyone you may hire accountable.
  • Hire a coach. Learning from Google and digital courses can help, but compound your learning with the accountability and prioritization a business coach can bring.
  • Designate a home office. With a separate home office dedicated to your business, you’re likely to save a lot on your taxes that you would otherwise not be able to deduct. Talk to a tax professional to get clear on what this means for you.

Jul 02 2019

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Make the Connections with Cheryl Muir

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Cheryl Muir shares her journey from corporate public relations to becoming a relationship whisperer, the tools she uses to market her coaching business, and a mindset shift to pricing your programs and services at a higher rate. For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  Cheryl delivers “Love Bites” videos to her community at CherylMuir.com, where she provides programs and private coaching to women ready for an empowered relationship.  Top Takeaways
  • Know your worth. Know the value of what you bring to the table, both in terms of the experience you bring to the table and the results you’re helping your clients achieve. 
  • Reach out and connect with someone. When it comes to increasing your exposure, pitch to as many people as possible through their online contact information and social networks. 
  • Put in the work. You've got to work hard. You've got to be really focused and aligned to your why. 
  • Hustle with boundaries. To be fully present in your work with clients, create routines that allow you to turn off work-mode so you can recharge.
  • Turn up awareness. Read books, listen to podcasts, and take on experiences that help you tune in to what matters most to you. 

Jun 25 2019

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Clarify Your Message with Cindy Schulson

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Cindy Schulson shares how to market from the heart instead of relying on hype, the marketing strategy she prefers for the biggest impact, and what it takes to stand out from the crowd. For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  Cindy is the founder of MarketingFromWithin.com, which trains coaches on how to clarify, share, and monetize their core message in their business.   Top Takeaways
  • It’s never one and done. Our business, our niche, our message continue to evolve and refine themselves. 
  • Market with heart instead of hype. Honor yourself and the people that you're here to help instead of operating from a place of manipulation.
  • Build on your successes. Leverage your experience and strengths in your business, and align it in a way that you're passionate about. 
  • Check your ego at the door. If you don’t like your voice or image on screen, focus on the people that we're here to serve, and you’ll get over that hump.
  • Learn by listening. Sometimes the best education is not in books or podcasts, but simply in listening to what your ideal customers are saying. 

Jun 18 2019

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Get Off the Sidelines with Phil Adair

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Phil Adair shares a mental trick for overcoming self-doubt, how he persevered imperfectly through an unimaginable tragedy, and the tools he uses to create and market his content. For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  Phil is the founder of PhilAdairTraining.com, an online resource for aspiring entrepreneurs and digital marketers. Originally from New Zealand, Phil now calls Sydney, Australia home.  Top Takeaways
  1. There’s no such thing as overnight success. Attaining success doesn’t appear overnight, it makes many years and hard work to achieve.
  2. Transitions are never timely. When tragedy or hard times strike will you take a step back or dive into your work? It's your choice.
  3. Never stop learning. Take advantage of as many tools, podcasts, books, etc., as possible. The more you learn the more you’ll understand about where you want to go and what you want to do in your business.
  4. Don't sit on the sidelines. Be a professional. Dive in. Do it!

Jun 11 2019

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Take the Leap with Lacy Beatley

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Lacy Beatley shares how she went from side hustle to digital marketing agency owner, the challenges of growing a business out of an RV, and a clever lead generation strategy that gets her great clients.  For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast  Lacy is the founder of Jungle Cat Marketing, a website marketing company specializing in landing page design. She’s also a former member of the Leadpages customer support team who took the leap into entrepreneurship two years ago and is now living her dream RV lifestyle with her wife in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.  Top Takeaways
  1. Follow your gut. Trust your instincts and do what you love – don’t let other people’s opinions hold you back.
  2. Don’t let your perceived limits define you. Starting a business and being an entrepreneur can be challenging, that’s why it’s so crucial to reach out and ask for help when you need it. 
  3. Be seen online. Local brick-and-mortar stores in tourist areas can no longer rely on foot traffic alone to drive up business.
  4. Know the value you bring to your clients – and charge appropriately. Charging what you're worth allows you to take the space that you need to deliver the professionalism that you know you can.
  5. Meet them where they're at. If your clients aren't savvy online users, consider an in-person approach to your sales cycle. 

Jun 04 2019

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Get Hyper-Focused with Ian Garlic

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Ian Garlic shares the tools his company uses to keep the team focused on their key projects, the “S” word that frequently sabotages the growth freelancers are seeking, and his approach to getting out of a business slump quickly. For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast.    Ian is the founder of authenticWEB, a digital marketing agency specializing in video and SEO. Ian also hosts the Garlic Marketing Show and is building a directory of video professionals at StoryCrews.com.   Top Takeaways
  1. Get hyper-focused on one thing. Make sure obviously it has value to people and just worry about delivering that value as much as possible at first to as many people as possible and know that it's going to be hard. 
  2. Passion will trump the best sales techniques all day. People want authentic excitement coming from the people they buy from.
  3. When you're feeling bad about your business, reach out and help someone else. Genuinely help someone else without any intention of trying to get something out of it.
  4. Scaling isn’t for everybody. Just because you want to have a big business doesn't mean that you should just go out and try and get a big business. Figure out what you really want and how you’re going to make it happen. What is the real purpose of creating this business?
  5. You have to work hard. The bigger the possible success, the more unknowns and roadblocks you’re likely to run into.

May 31 2019

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Shifting Gears with Clay Collins

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Clay takes a trip down memory lane to discuss how he found the first 200 customers of Leadpages before the software existed, what he learned about leadership growing his first startup, and what it’s like to shift gears into a new industry where nobody knows about your track record.  For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast.    Clay is currently growing his second startup, Nomics, a cryptoasset data company delivering professional-grade market data APIs to institutional crypto investors and exchanges. He is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Leadpages.  Top Takeaways
  1. Don’t be afraid to give something new a try. You can invest a little bit of time and/or money and if it works out well then you can put more energy into it with less risk.
  2. Get to know your audience and be authentic. This way you are able to establish who you are and the value of your brand – without shoving a sale in their face.
  3. Keep yourself motivated. As an entrepreneur it’s easy to lose momentum, so find someone or something that can help you stay motivated and inspired. This could be anything from listening to new podcasts or following people in your space on Twitter.
  4. Put in the work to grow your list. Frequent webinars on topics that appeal to your audience is a great way to do that, plus webinars are an excellent testing ground for your next product idea. 
  5. Help your clients get real results from the work you do with them. Get them to truly know the value, not just see it in theory.

May 21 2019

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Over-Deliver the Value with Dimitrije Ostojić

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Dimitrije Ostojić shares how he’s become a leading voice in digital marketing in the Balkans, reveals his favorite list building method, and gives a great way to convert leads into customers at scale. For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast.    Dimitrije is the founder of Default Design, a global digital marketing agency headquartered in Novi Sad, Serbia. Focusing on marketing automation and lead generation, Dimitrije and his team bring strategic planning and tactical implementation to each project they take on.  Top Takeaways
  1. Don’t be afraid to give something new a try. You can invest a little bit of time and/or money and if it works out well then you can put more energy into it with less risk.
  2. Get to know your audience and be authentic. This way you are able to establish who you are and the value of your brand – without shoving a sale in their face.
  3. Keep yourself motivated. As an entrepreneur it’s easy to lose momentum, so find someone or something that can help you stay motivated and inspired. This could be anything from listening to new podcasts or following people in your space on Twitter.
  4. Put in the work to grow your list. Frequent webinars on topics that appeal to your audience is a great way to do that, plus webinars are an excellent testing ground for your next product idea. 
  5. Help your clients get real results from the work you do with them. Get them to truly know the value, not just see it in theory.

May 14 2019

35mins

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Put Yourself First with Maria Dominguez-Courian

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Maria Dominguez-Courian shares what motivated her to start her own business, how she narrowed her niche to brides-to-be, and where she turns for inspiration and support.   For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast.  Maria is the holistic nutritionist behind Vitalia Nutrition. Her coaching and courses support women who want to reboot their metabolism and re-balance their lives through food. Her Healthy Bride Method is used by wedding planning women who want less stress and more energy leading up to their big day.  Top Takeaways
  1. Self-care is important. Taking care of your mind, body, and mentality can help you achieve so much more if you’re willing to take care of yourself first.
  2. Find your niche and work hard at what you love – then it won’t seem like work.
  3. Surround yourself with people who will motivate and encourage youwhen you’re down. It never hurts to have a cheerleader on the sidelines rooting for you!
  4. Find the tools that work well for your business and get to know them well. Simple, easy to use tools will make you enjoy your job a lot more and keep your frustrations at bay.

May 07 2019

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Emerge from Your Comfort Zone with Kelly McCausey

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Kelly McCausey shares the mindset shifts that blew the lid off her own business, how collaborating with her competition generates ripple effects, and her favorite pathway to generating multiple streams of income. For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast. Top Takeaways
  1. Don’t let your comfort zone keep you from doing something amazing. Getting out of your comfort zone will help you learn about yourself, achieve new things, and make you more confident in who you are as a person.
  2. Take partnerships seriously, even with your competition. Before you start a partnership, try out a collaborative project first. 
  3. Don’t let raising your prices for your product or business hold you back.When you provide value, you will also provide opportunities for your community to grow together.
  4. Playing small keeps a lid on your audience, and does a disservice to them. 
  5. Think big tree vs. tending a fledgling orchard. Focus your efforts on a singular business that eventually (not immediately) has multiple branches. 

Apr 30 2019

37mins

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Awesome content

By Victoria_Shenaigans - Jan 18 2017
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Wonderful job - thank you for all the great insights. Can't wait for the next episode!

Highly recommend this podcast!

By STessien - Jan 17 2017
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Big fan of this podcast. If you're a marketer...this podcast is a must!