SPI 290: Affiliate Marketing: An Insider Look at My Most Successful Long-Term Campaigns

This whole month is all about affiliate marketing here on SPI and I couldn’t be more excited about today’s episode. Affiliate marketing is something I’m incredibly passionate about: It’s helped me make millions of dollars and it’s absolutely changed my life. Today I’m taking you through my process for getting started. I’ve learned so much in my time as an affiliate marketer, and most importantly I’ve learned how to do it right—and by do it right, I mean doing it in a way that isn’t slimy. That kind of affiliate marketing annoyed me when I was getting started; it just didn’t feel right and it made… Read Entire Story

5 Tips to Help You Consume Content More Productively

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As bloggers, we create a significant amount of content. But most of us consume a significant amount of it as well. In an industry that uses strategies such as SEO, social media marketing and email marketing as key tools, we need to stay up to date with changes and trends so we can keep growing and developing. We also need to keep abreast of what’s happening in our niche to stay… Read Entire Story

214: 4 Realities of Blogging All Bloggers Need to Talk About

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4 Difficult Realities All Bloggers Face During a conference last year I was invited to have dinner with three other bloggers who had all been blogging for 5-10 years and were now doing it full-time. It was a fun dinner, and we covered a lot of ground in terms of conversation. But during dessert the conversation got a little deeper as one of them began to share how they were struggling with their … Read Entire Story

Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman

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“Sometimes, the simplest question is the best.” – Larry King Cal Fussman (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the “What I’ve Learned” feature. He has transformed oral history into an art form, conducting probing interviews with a long list of icons who’ve shaped the… Read Entire Story

SPI 276: The Art of Significance with Dan Clark

This week, I’m honored to welcome legendary speaker Dan Clark to the show for a truly inspirational conversation on the art of significance. Dan generously sat down with me to discuss success, service, and making a difference in the world, and I’m thrilled to share that conversation with you today. Dan’s career includes a jaw-dropping number of achievements. He’s one of the top ten motivational speakers in the world. He’s written over 30 books. He’s led multiple successful businesses. He’s even been to space. Despite his many lofty accomplishments, however, Dan is all about the basics, and that’s what he explores with me today. In this episode, I ask Dan what motivates him, why he feels compelled to … Read Entire Story

SPI 275: Real Stories and Results from 3 Brand-New Podcasters

Today’s episode stars not one guest, but three! Joining me are Dr. Shannon Irvine, Rob Stuart, and Dr. Barbara Cohen—all students from the beta version of my latest course, Power-Up Podcasting. All three have had incredible experiences along the road to launching their first podcasts, and today they’re sharing their stories. I’ve shared a lot about why I think podcasting is the best platform for building your brand as an entrepreneur. Launching a podcast can open all kinds of doors for your business, and it forges a connection with your audience … Read Entire Story

How to Conduct Not-to-Miss Podcast Interviews

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When I started Hack the Entrepreneur, I had never conducted a single interview before. But during the past two years, I’ve hosted more than 350 podcast interviews. I’ve also made a lot of mistakes, embarrassed myself a few times, and learned countless lessons. So now I have a number of insights to share with you today, as well as tips to avoid some not-so-obvious blunders. Want to learn a simple path that … Read Entire Story

Here’s One Tip to Make Your Podcast Interviews Truly Excellent (FS222)

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If you make a podcast or need to interview people at all, there’s a trick you can use to get deep into interesting material. You know that’s how your podcast or youtube channel or interview posts get popular, right? By having incredibly interesting content? That’s the trick. And this tip is going to help you get that interesting moment into more of your content. You simply have to hear this tip in action… honestly, it makes it so easy to understand. In the podcast episode here Steph shows us three moments in her own show where she used this trick to find “the moment” for each of her guests. It’s better to listen on the go! Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe (how to) iTunes Overcast … Read Entire Story

SPI 265: Shane and Jocelyn Sams and Their Awesome Advertising Strategy

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SPI 267: An Introduction to Video Advertising with Gideon and Anja from Veeroll

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SPI 273: 7 Powerful Things That Can Happen as a Result of Starting a Podcast

Starting a podcast changed my life. I’m not the only person for whom that’s true, either. Lots of my fellow entrepreneurs have found life-altering success through podcasting. In this episode, I’d like to walk you through the seven most dramatic changes podcasting has brought to my career—changes you can enact in your life and your business too. Podcasting is an online business owner’s greatest platform for growing brand exposure and building relationships with an audience. It creates intimacy in ways a blog never could. It allows you to network with industry influencers in an organic, mutually beneficial way. It transforms your communication skills… Read Entire Story

SPI 268: How to Up Your Online (and Offline) Game with Jordan Harbinger

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