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Ep.438 ~  Niche Travel Blogging ~ Janice Waugh

Ep.438 ~  Niche Travel Blogging ~ Janice Waugh

January 29, 2020

Janice Waugh~ Founder of Solo Traveler World Blog

~ Current Series ~
100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

Hello listeners! Welcome back to The Business Method Podcast once again and today we have another amazing guest that we wanted to bring on the mic and share about blogging, and travel blogging specifically. 

 

Janice Waugh is the founder of SoloTravelerWorld.com. Janice hops on the mic with us to talk travel and blogging. This is a really good episode because Janice is very transparent and opens up about all the in’s-and-out’s of her business and how she has built SoloTraveler World. 

 

Janice started the blog in 2009. We talk today about her expertise and why she decided to start blogging about solo travel, why she also loves solo travel and still to this day, 10 years after starting the blog, she is still solo traveling and and doing it on a regular basis. Janice shares about how she grew her Facebook following to over 260,000 followers. Why she doesn't focus so much on video on YouTube, where a lot of travel bloggers do focus on those mediums, and she shares why.

 

Then we discuss why she's doubling down these days on Pinterest. But also, she has a course that's a pick-your-price course. Janice has created a course on solo travel and she actually lets the clients and customers pick their price on what they pay, and you'll find out in this podcast how and why that's working for her. Janice then shares about some of the other revenue sources of ad revenue; Google ads, Amazon affiliates, and she is partnering up with other companies to advertise.

 

Janice has is very open. She has a very open heart and she's sharing some really good information here. I think you guys will enjoy it. If you want to learn more about blogging, solo travel or creating a solo travel blog or a travel blog. This is a great podcast to listen to. 

 

 

01:30: Who is Janice Waugh?

05:05: The Inspiration Behind Solo Traveler World

10:08: Transitioning from Business Writing to Travel Blogging

19:00: Sources of Revenue

26:15: Building Solo Traveler World’s Readership

30:49: Pick Your Price Course

35:26: Doubling Down on Pinterest

37:17: Keeping Solo Travel Society Facebook Community Engaged

51:50: The Solo Travel Awards

57:50: Tips for Building a Travel Blog

 

 

Contact Info:

 

Website: https://solotravelerworld.com/

Ep.437 ~ The Creator of the ‘Profit First’ Formula  ~ Mike Michalowicz

Ep.437 ~ The Creator of the ‘Profit First’ Formula ~ Mike Michalowicz

January 22, 2020

Mike Michalowicz ~ Author Fix This Next

~ Current Series ~
100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz had founded and sold two multi million dollar companies then he decided to become an Angel Investor and lost it all. He stared all over again determined to help entrepreneurs grow healthy, and strong companies by creating the Profit First Formula

 

Now, Mike is running his 3rd & 4th million dollar ventures. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; is the former MSNBC business make-over expert; is a popular keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, Fix This Next, Surge, and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, which BusinessWeek deemed "the entrepreneur's cult classic." Mike is also a guest lecturer for collegiate entrepreneurial programs such as Babson, Boston College, Columbia, Copenhagen Business School, Emerson, Harvard, Penn State, Pepperdine and Princeton. His books are in the core curriculum for entrepreneur students at Pepperdine, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford University, and universities across the country. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and sold over ½ million copies, and he is the host of Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

 

I recommend listening to this episode for all the entrepreneurs out there. Mike’s method for helping entrepreneurs business successful business should be standard business knowledge and I am convinced that if more entrepreneurs knew what Mike taught, the success rate of building a business would greatly increase. It is an incredible episode so make sure to listen to this one! 

02:19: Who is Mike Michalowicz?

10:39: Building a 7-Figure Business & Losing It Through Angel Investing

15:05: Mike on Rebuilding After Failure

20:21: Entrepreneurial Hierarchy of Needs

34:18: Apparent Issues VS Impactful Issues

38:31: Achieving Colossal Growth: Quality over Quantity

43:12: Using Nature to Understand Business Efficiency

49:48: Mike’s “Profit First” Business Model

55:05: Tips from Mike’s New Book “Fix This Next”

Contact Info:

 

https://mikemichalowicz.com/

Ep.436 ~ Using the Skill of Mastery to Build an 8-Figure eComm Business ~ Ezra Firestone

Ep.436 ~ Using the Skill of Mastery to Build an 8-Figure eComm Business ~ Ezra Firestone

January 15, 2020

Ezra Firestone ~ Founder of SmartMarketer.com

~ Current Series ~
100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

Ezra Firestone is one of the biggest names in the internet marketing world. He is the founder and face behind SmartMarketer.com, a resource and educational company that helps eComm entrepreneurs scale to the next level. Ezra has over 10 years of experience in the eCommerce world. In the last few years Ezra has done $65 million in sales. He is the founder of Boom! an 8-figure eComm business and also the owner of a few other 7-figure companies. 

 

Ezra, says the reason why most entrepreneurs don’t make it, is because of their expectations and lack of patience. Today, we talk with him about his mentality regarding both expectations and patience. We get to talk about how he designs and structures his business, why he focuses solely on ads for his businesses, how important routines are for him, and when he breaks them how he stays productive and focused, and of course some tips on managing influence. 

01:45: Who is Ezra Firestone?

06:05: Marathon Not a Race: Recommendations for Up & Coming Entrepreneurs

12:26: Scaling VS Profitability

14:20: Ezra’s Business Model

16:08: Why Education?

20:04: Ezra on Work/Life Balance

22:17: Ezra’s Daily Routine

26:26: How Ezra Manages His Influence

30:38: Tips for Entrepreneur in the Hustle

32:41: Where to Find Ezra Firestone

Contact Info:

 

https://smartmarketer.com/

https://www.instagram.com/ezrafirestone/

Ep.435 ~ Building an Online Business Around Solo Female Travel  ~ Kristin Addis

Ep.435 ~ Building an Online Business Around Solo Female Travel ~ Kristin Addis

January 8, 2020

Kristin Addis ~ Founder of Be My Travel Muse

~ Current Series ~
100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

The dream for so many people is to be able to travel the world, blog about their travels and make money online. For so many people, it seems like an impossible quest, but the truth is, today it is more of a reality than ever before.

 

Our guest today is one woman that forged that life for herself. She was burnt out working as an investment banker and decided that she was going to travel the world and blog about her adventures. After a couple of years, the blog started to take off and now Kristin Addis is the mind behind Be My Travel Muse, a blog about and for female solo travelers. She spent years on the road traveling solo and sharing her story and what she learned with other women that wanted to do the same. 

 

Be My Travel Muse is considered an authority on solo traveling in destinations worldwide. The blog is a widely-read travel website geared towards solo female and intrepid travelers who like to have authentic, independent travel experiences. Kristin has built her blog into a full fledge business with multiple sources of income and a community of followers that she inspires.

 

Throughout the podcast today, we chat with Kristin about what it was like traveling the world solo and building an online business. How she made this blog successful, how she added multiple sources of revenue for the business, how she manages her social media and the traffic she gets from her social media and of course, how she manages influence as a successful entrepreneur. 

 

02:00: Who is Kristin Addis?

08:23: How Kristin Became a Location Independent Entrepreneur

09:23: The Inception of the Be My Travel Muse Blog

17:09: The Perks of Being a Solo Female Traveler

19:59: Kristin’s Main Sources of Revenue

21:50: The Process of Scaling to Profitability

29:00: Kristin on Her Long Term Goals

37:05: Kristin’s Daily Routine

49:09: Tips on How To Handle Adversity

51:07: Where to Find Kristin

 

 

Contact Info:

Website: https://www.bemytravelmuse.com/

Instagram: @bemytravelmuse

 

Ep.434 ~ Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever

Ep.434 ~ Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever

January 1, 2020

A new year podcast with Chris Reynolds on how to use high-performance goal setting methods to make 2020 your best year ever!

 

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