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As a business owner, you are constantly being pulled in a million different directions, which makes it challenging to get everything done while still having plenty of free time. Each week, join Denise Gosnell, a 7-figure entrepreneur, as she interviews other entrepreneurs and industry experts on time and lifestyle hacks that have allowed them to grow their businesses and have an extraordinary quality of life. Denise will also share some unconventional strategies she uses to run her 3 companies in 3 different industries by working an average of just 3 days per week. If you’re a busy entrepreneur who wants to grow your business even faster while having a lot more free time and fun in your life, this is the podcast for you.If you enjoy listening, we would really appreciate you writing a 5-star review of the show. It helps us stand out amongst a sea of other podcasts. Thank you!You can get additional information at:Show Notes: https://VacationEffect.com/ Facebook: @VacationEffect and @DeniseGosnellPageLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/denisegosnell

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As a business owner, you are constantly being pulled in a million different directions, which makes it challenging to get everything done while still having plenty of free time. Each week, join Denise Gosnell, a 7-figure entrepreneur, as she interviews other entrepreneurs and industry experts on time and lifestyle hacks that have allowed them to grow their businesses and have an extraordinary quality of life. Denise will also share some unconventional strategies she uses to run her 3 companies in 3 different industries by working an average of just 3 days per week. If you’re a busy entrepreneur who wants to grow your business even faster while having a lot more free time and fun in your life, this is the podcast for you.If you enjoy listening, we would really appreciate you writing a 5-star review of the show. It helps us stand out amongst a sea of other podcasts. Thank you!You can get additional information at:Show Notes: https://VacationEffect.com/ Facebook: @VacationEffect and @DeniseGosnellPageLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/denisegosnell

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Denise knows what she is doing as a host and gets great usable information from her guests

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Great host

By Renniecoach - Apr 30 2020
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Denise knows what she is doing as a host and gets great usable information from her guests

Only the best

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Denise always brings together the very best to teach and share valuable information

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Rank #1: 003 Roland Frasier: Faster Growth With “No Money Down” Acquisitions

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About Roland Frasier:

Roland is co-founder and/or principal of three current Inc. Magazine fastest-growing companies, and he has founded, scaled or sold 24 different 7 to 9 figure businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial machine manufacturing companies with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to $337 million. Roland practiced business, tax and securities law for over 12 years and is now an active investor who drives growth and scale in his portfolio companies.  Roland is currently growing DigitalMarketer.com, RivalBrands.com and Plattr.com while advising over 150 other companies on digitally centric customer acquisition, activation, referral, retention and revenue strategies and plan implementation.

Key Takeaways:

Roland started out in real estate and buying properties with nothing down with seller financing (such as a land contract).  He then wondered whether the same strategies could work with buying companies where you could acquire the company with seller financing terms and use the company’s revenue to pay for itself.

Always Look For The Leverage Points:

Roland always looks for the leverage points in reaching the desired outcome even faster.  Examples: Instead of going after real estate clients one by one, he partnered with developers who had multiple listings.

Some of Roland’s Favorite Business Hacks:

  • If you want to do business with someone, find a paid way to get their attention (as a customer, like by joining their group).  They will then pay attention to you since you are their client.
  • Then, figure out how to stand out to them, like Roland did with winning the Wicked Smaht (Smart) contests in War Room and impressing Ryan Deiss and Perry Belcher so they brought him in as a partner.

Growing By Acquiring Other Companies:

Roland said he can’t think of a faster way to grow than acquiring another company.  Here are the 7 types of companies you can grow by acquiring them:

  1. Your competition
  2. Media (such as a company with eyeballs of your ideal customer, such as a single YouTube channel or other account where they have the audience you want).
  3. Talent or team (like if they had a sales rep network and you need one to grow).
  4. Products
  5. Services
  6. Vertical integration (anyone who is supplying you with goods or services in your supply chain)
  7. Intellectual property – patents, trademarks, copyrights, courses, other IP assets you could benefit from in growing

Even if you don’t want to grow by acquiring another company, you can still form strategic partnerships with companies in each of the above categories to reach your goals faster.

Some of Roland’s Favorite Time Hacks:

  • Don’t be on the org chart of any of your companies.  Otherwise, it is just a job.
  • Be willing to trust the people to do the job that you’ve hired them to do.
  • He doesn’t care about ever reaching inbox 0.  Roland goes to his email if there is a reason to do so.
  • For social media, he pretty much ignores everything except the comments and then replies to comments during his downtime (at the airport, etc.).

Some of Roland’s Favorite Travel Hacks:

  • If your flight has been canceled, call the 800 number instead of rushing up to the desk.  You can generally get through a lot faster than standing in line and will have more availability of flight choices than those standing in line.
  • If it looks like there is going to be a weather or other problem that will cause a disruption, why wait until there is stress or drama to do something about it.  Instead, Roland recommends that you make proactive travel changes – like change your plans to stay in that city and get a nice hotel. Make it an adventure and avoid the drama and hassle.

"All of the actual jobs that are on the organizational chart belong to people other than me. That’s something that’s been very important in allowing me to have the time to do the things that I do. That’s probably the #1 hack of all hacks for that." —  Roland Frasier

Connect with Roland Frasier:

Facebook: Roland Frasier

Website: RolandFrasier.com

Mastermind: WarRoomMastermind.com

Show: Business Lunch with Roland Frasier

LinkedIn: Roland Frasier

Book Reference: Nothing Down Real Estate by Robert Allen

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website: VacationEffect.com

Show: The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book: The Vacation Effect Book

Email: Info@VacationEffect.com

Facebook: The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell

LinkedIn: The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Dec 16 2019

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Rank #2: 004 Denise Gosnell: Grow by Subtraction Using Forced Hyper-Efficiency

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In this episode, Denise discuss:

  • Work up to 40% less while your business continues to grow.
  • Denise’s journey since June 20, 2011 and the life changing knock on the door.
  • What forced hyper-efficiency is and how you can use it in your life


Key Takeaways:

  • Are you spending all your time and money to buy stuff that doesn’t even matter?
  • Decide now – make today what you want tomorrow to be.
  • Work with Denise and The Vacation Effect to learn the same tips and tricks and took her years and millions to learn.


"I finally broke my 20-year cycle of workaholism and I’m never going back. And the good news is, I don’t have to. I learned the way to have plenty of free time and continued business growth – it’s not either or, you can truly have both." —  Denise Gosnell

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website:  VacationEffect.com
Show:  The Vacation Effect Podcast
Book:  The Vacation Effect Book
Email:  Info@VacationEffect.com 
Facebook:  The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell
LinkedIn:  The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Dec 23 2019

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Rank #3: 006 Alexis Katz: It’s Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself

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In this episode, Denise and Alexis discuss:

  • How Alexis has reinvented herself multiple times and the lessons she learned that transformed everything
  • Using your inner guidance to help you reach your goals faster
  • How to tap into that inner guidance to begin with
  • The surprising way to break through your prior income setpoints
  • The importance of self-care in creating your dream business

Key Takeaways:

  • Everything is happening FOR me, not TO me.
  • Lean into asking yourself, “What are you wanting to show me?”  The sooner you get to that realization, the sooner you’ll have clarity to reach your goals.
  • Most businesses are stuck at a certain level because they haven’t made room for the growth with the proper foundational pieces.

"What I've come to realize is that the sooner I can acknowledge my own limitations and my own shortcomings in a healthy way, where I'm not trying to hide them because I'm ashamed of them, but instead bring them out in a way where I could teach from them, the faster I was able to make the internal changes that ultimately led to different external results." —  Alexis Katz

About Alexis Katz: Alexis is a lawyer, entrepreneur, CEO, founder, and new economy personal finance expert. She founded two companies, one (called New Law Business Model) that teaches lawyers how to serve families and business owners in ways that make a real difference in their lives. Her other company (Eyes Wide Open) supports you in being your own best financial advisor, with right-aligned decision making around legal, insurance, financial and tax matters.

Alexis also works with private clients to support the highest and best use of their time, energy, attention and money (TEAM) resources, so you can allocate your resources toward what really matters. Alexis most enjoys supporting families in bridging the gap between the generations with conversations around the highest and best use of Family Wealth.

Connect with Alexis Katz:

Twitter: @AlexisNeely & @NewLawBizModel

Facebook: Ali Katz & Alexis Neely & New Law Business Model

Website: AlexisKatz.com & New Law Business Model

YouTube: Alexis Katz

Medium: Alexis Neely

LinkedIn: New Law Business Model

Instagram: @alexisalikatz

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website: VacationEffect.com

Show: The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book: The Vacation Effect Book

Email: Info@VacationEffect.com

Facebook: The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell

LinkedIn: The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Jan 06 2020

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Rank #4: 012 Garrett Gunderson: Wealth and Relationship Hacks

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In this episode, Denise and Garrett Discuss:

  • How Garrett was able to take 2 whole months off from his business to live in Europe for a summer, and the 5-step process he implemented in his business to make that happen.
  • How Garrett went from being overworked and stressed to having more free time than ever while his income also increased.
  • How to know what to invest your time and money in.
  • How to identify your own unique “Investor DNA” and why it is so important if you want to keep the month that you earn.
  • Some of the best ways to save money on your taxes.
  • The mistakes that entrepreneurs make when it comes to wealth.

Key Takeaways:

  • You are not your business. You are not your money. When you get so wrapped up in trying to do everything and being a perfectionist, it can be a plague on your life.
  • Take a step back and analyze what really matters to you in life. Build your business around that.
  • 95% of Americans don’t have enough money for “retirement” without working through retirement for supplemental income. The time to do something about this is NOW.
  • Make financial and business decisions in alignment with your own unique “Investor DNA”.

You are not your money. Perfectionism is a plague. - Garrett Gunderson

About Garrett Gunderson: Garrett B Gunderson is an entrepreneur, financial advocate, and founder of Wealth Factory. Garrett brings energy and excitement to debunking the many widely accepted myths and fabrications that undermine the prosperity and joy of millions of business owners.

He is the NY Times best-selling author of Killing Sacred Cows and What Would the Rockefellers Do? He also just released a new book called Budgeting Sucks, which you can learn more about at BudgetingSucks.com. Garrett has appeared on TV shows including ABC's Good Money, Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox, and CNBC’s Squawk on the Street — and his firm was named to the Inc 500.

He has appeared onstage next to guests like the Dalai Lama, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, F.W. De Klerk, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, Daymond John, and many others.

Most importantly, Garrett makes personal finance for entrepreneurs simple, immediately actionable and even enjoyable.

Connect with Garrett Gunderson:

Main Web Site: Wealth Factory

New Book: Budgeting Sucks

Relationship Video

Youtube Channel


Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website:  VacationEffect.com

Show:  The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book:  The Vacation Effect Book

Email:  Info@VacationEffect.com

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LinkedIn: The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Mar 02 2020

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Rank #5: 011 Mitch Russo: Certification Programs: A Sales Force That Pays YOU

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In this Episode, Denise and Mitch discuss:

  • The importance of self-care as a busy entrepreneur, and Mitch’s favorite self-care strategies that have kept him sane even when managing large organizations where he was CEO.
  • How certification programs can help companies grow, and in fact, and they can provide your company with a sales force that pays YOU (versus the other way around.)
  • A high level of how to create a certification program, and when you should consider it.
  • Some of the best revenue streams that most entrepreneurs overlook.
  • How to manage virtual teams really well and build an incredible culture.

Key Takeaways:

  • You can build a certification program to allow others to sell your products and services for you – offering regular, increasing cash flow. It’s a true “win-win”.
  • You may think you are the only one who can provide your services well, but that generally isn’t true.
  • Use meditation as your secret weapon, especially on your busiest days to bring some calm to the noise.
  • To build a successful virtual team, you need to communicate with the team a lot more than you think you do.

“On particularly busy days, I take double the time to meditate because I know that I need to sort things out on a spiritual level before they will sort themselves out on the physical level.” - Mitch Russo

About Mitch Russo: Meet Mitch Russo, who started a software company in his garage, sold it for 8 figures and then went on to work directly with Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes at Business Breakthroughs, International to build a $25M business together. Mitch was the President and CEO of that organization where they served thousands of businesses a year with coaching, consulting, and training services.

Nominated twice for Entrepreneur of the Year, Mitch helps companies scale rapidly!

In 2015, Mitch published “The Invisible Organization” which is the CEO’s guide to transitioning a traditional brick and mortar company into a fully virtual organization.

In 2018, Mitch published “Power Tribes – How Certification Can Explode Your Business” which is the master blueprint for building profitable certification programs.

Mitch’s Podcast, Your First Thousand Clients, focuses on discovering the secrets of success from business owners who have served 1000 clients or more.

Today, Mitch helps his clients build recurring revenue streams by using his proprietary certification training and podcasts with super smart business owners.

Connect with Mitch Russo:

Mitch’s consultant/business web site is at www.MitchRusso.com.

Mitch’s First Book site: www.InvisibleOrganization.com

Mitch’s Second Book Site: www.PowerTribesBook.com

Mitch’s Podcast: www.YourFirstThousandClients.com

Mitch’s Productivity Software App: www.ResultsBreakthrough.com

Mitch’s photography can be seen at www.MitchRussoTravels.com.

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website:  VacationEffect.com

Show:  The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book:  The Vacation Effect Book

Email:  Info@VacationEffect.com

Facebook: The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell

LinkedIn: The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Feb 24 2020

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Rank #6: 005 Jason Campbell: Meditation Hacks by a Zen Master

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In this episode, Denise and Jason discuss:

  • What “Zen” means
  • Success rituals you can use to lead a “Zen” life
  • How to use meditation and music to transform your life
  • How to grow your business faster through meditation
  • One trick you can use in meditation when your mind wanders too much
  • What it’s like to reach the highest state of being in meditation (“Satori” or “Nirvana”)
  • The differences between QiGong, Tai Chi, and Yoga, and when to use one versus the other

Key Takeaways:

  • Meditation is like putting a snow globe on a flat surface.
  • When you feel like you aren’t getting results in meditation or that your thoughts are too frequent, play the cat and mouse game.  Ask the question: “I wonder what thoughts are going to come next.” Then watch like a cat watches a hole for the mouse to come out.  Observe the thought floating by.
  • Even 5-10 minutes of meditation daily can transform your life and your business to give you the clarity you need.
  • Meditation allows you to tap into higher intelligence and creativity.
  • There is no such thing as good or bad “Zen”. There is just Zen.

"The word human being – there’s a profound teaching in that word. There’s two parts of us – the human part and the being part. The human part constantly changes, we are very different than when we were eight years old. Every seven years, every cell in the body replaces itself and replenishes, so literally the person that you were seven years ago is totally different than the person that you are now. The being part doesn’t change. We are still that eight-year-old observer.” —  Jason Campbell

About Jason Campbell: Jason is a 7th degree black belt and co-founder of Zen Wellness, where they teach “a new definition of wealth” that includes mobility, stability, inner peace, and clarity.

Many Zen Wellness clients begin “rich and broke”, meaning that they have achieved material success, but at the expense of their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing.  The company offers seminars, retreats, and online courses.

Jason’s meditation and Zen training began as a child through music.  Jason considers music as a tool for transformation and meditation. Jason has created a music style called 5 Element Meditation Music, by fusing “five-element teachings” and music to be used for both meditation and wellness.  He has released 12 albums including 2 new ones in 2019.  Jason has had several albums this year in the billboard top five.

Jason’s music has opened meditation to thousands of people who have never done it before or who have tried meditation and have failed in their effort to simply sit still and clear the mind.

Connect with Jason Campbell:

Website: ZenWellness.us & JasonCampbellMusic.net

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website: VacationEffect.com

Show: The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book: The Vacation Effect Book

Email: Info@VacationEffect.com

Facebook: The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell

LinkedIn: The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Dec 30 2019

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Rank #7: 010 Patti Mara: UpSolutions: The New Rules Of Business

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In this Episode, Denise and Patti discuss:

  • How the rules of business have changed.
  • How Patti learned the importance of customer-centric behavior working at a bookstore in her early career, and how that one bookstore had incredible growth due to one specific customer-centric strategy that the employees all implemented.
  • How to shift from transaction based outcomes to relationship based outcomes.
  • How to turn your customers into raving fans.

Key Takeaways:

  • Look at your business as the “solution” you provide to your customers – the feeling of why they come there.
  • Most companies are playing the wrong game of business by trying to compete on price.
  • It’s better to shift from sales to solutions; from transactions to relationships.
  • Instead of looking at “upselling” your customers” look for “upsolutions”.

“We have to shift our focus from sales to solutions. And we have to shift our focus from transactions to relationships. “ - Patti Mara

About Patti Mara: Patti Mara has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurial owned and operated businesses to reposition them for success and dramatically increase their growth, customer retention, and profit.

She is the author of the new book: UpSolutions – Turning Your Team into Heroes and Customers into Ravings Fans. Her book reveals how you can shift from transaction-based outcomes to relationship-based outcomes that allow for faster growth and profitability.

Patti is the owner of Maranet Inc. and the creator of the Profit Generator Program* and the Business Breakthrough Catalyst*.

She lives in Georgetown, Ontario, just outside of Toronto.

Connect with Patti Mara:

Web site: www.pattimara.com

Free Touchpoint Scorecard tool mentioned in the interview: www.pattimara.com/vacationeffect

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website:  VacationEffect.com

Show:  The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book:  The Vacation Effect Book

Email:  Info@VacationEffect.com

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LinkedIn: The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Feb 17 2020

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Rank #8: 009 Jim Dew: Making Rich Real

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In this episode, Denise and Jim discuss:

  • What it means to “make rich real” in your life.
  • What a “family office” means and how it’s not just for the ultra-rich.
  • How to set up a “time energy shield” for yourself.
  • How to evaluate and define your own investment strategy.
  • What to look for in a wealth advisor.
  • Some of the biggest tax savings that entrepreneurs often benefit from (and didn’t already know about.)
  • Some of Jim’s proprietary processes on helping entrepreneurs grow and manage their wealth.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s important to define what “being rich” means to you, since it’s not the same for everyone.
  • It is critical that you have an investment strategy that you can use to evaluate opportunities.
  • Successful entrepreneurs can have a family office of advisors who work together to protect and grow your wealth.
  • Most entrepreneurs don’t know their numbers, yet it’s important to know your critical drivers for profitability and monitor those quarterly.

“You get rich by being concentrated. You stay rich by being diversified.”  — Jim Dew

About Jim Dew: Jim Dew is the CEO of Dew Wealth Management and Advisor to the Entrepreneur™. He has twenty-four years of advisory experience and focuses on building virtual family offices for entrepreneurs. Jim earned a BS in Mathematics from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Financial Planner®, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and a Certified Private Wealth Advisor®. His book, Beyond A Million is The Entrepreneur’s Playbook For Expanding Wealth, Freedom, and Time”. Jim has been featured in Inc, Entrepreneur, and Huffington Post magazines. He is also a sought after speaker for stages and podcasts for elite entrepreneurs.

Connect with Jim Dew:

Book: Beyond a Million: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Expanding Wealth, Freedom and Time

Make Rich Real Scorecard: Make Rich Real

Website: Dew Wealth Management

LinkedIn: Jim Dew

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website:  VacationEffect.com

Show:  The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book:  The Vacation Effect Book

Email:  Info@VacationEffect.com

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LinkedIn: The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Feb 02 2020

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Rank #9: 007 Denise Gosnell: Freedom is a Mindset, Not a Destination

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In this episode, Denise discusses:

  • What the Freedom Mindset is.
  • Steps you can take to claim true freedom today.
  • The bad habit of the “someday-maybes”.


Key Takeaways:

  • Freedom is a decision, a state of mind. It is a choice you make and you plan everything else around it.
  • Stop letting others dictate your schedule and your life.
  • Someday is not a day of the week. Take action now that will get you closer to your goal and start bringing you joy as start of the process.


"If you don't get around to doing those things that would bring you joy now, when will you ever truly get to them?" —  Denise Gosnell

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website:  VacationEffect.com
Show:  The Vacation Effect Podcast
Book:  The Vacation Effect Book
Email:  Info@VacationEffect.com 
Facebook:  The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell
LinkedIn:  The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Jan 13 2020

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Rank #10: 008 Melinda Wittstock: Self-Promotion Hacks From A Media Master

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In this episode, Denise and Melinda discuss:

  • How Melinda's professional background prepared her for the role of online entrepreneur
  • How her podcasting network and engagement platform will help podcasters grow and monetize their shows
  • Some of Melinda's favorite media hacks to stand out from the crowd and effectively promote yourself
  • When is the right time to let go of a business and the vital importance of self care

Key Takeaways:

  • Success rests on authentically presenting yourself to your audience, no matter which platform you are on
  • Be a guest on as many podcasts as possible but make sure they are reaching your target audience
  • Earn publicity via old "media" coverage then re-post on social media
  • Only provide content that provides true value to your audience

"We're the first and only network that will actually pay podcasters for their content." —  Melinda Wittstock

Connect with Melinda Wittstock:

Facebook: @melinda.wittstock

Website: bit.ly/podcast-intensive

Email:  melinda@wingspodcast.com

Show: The Wings Podcast

Instagram: @melidawittstock2020

Connect with The Vacation Effect and Denise Gosnell:

Website: VacationEffect.com

Show: The Vacation Effect Podcast

Book: The Vacation Effect Book

Email: Info@VacationEffect.com

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LinkedIn: The Vacation Effect, Inc. and Denise Gosnell

Jan 27 2020

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