Jonathan Milligan | From High School Teacher to Full-Time Blogger

Jonathan Milligan Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redJonathan Milligan followed in his parent’s footsteps and became a teacher. However, after just three years, he knew he wanted something more. He left teaching to become an Executive Recruiter but soon tired of the “feast or famine” way of life that is so common when one lives entirely off commissions. Jonathan realized the blog he’s been working on in his spare time showed the potential to make some real money so he made the leap into full-time blogging and hasn’t looked back since.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How Jonathan Went from Teaching to Executive Recruiter
  • The Networking Insights Jonathan Gained as a Recruiter
  • Finding a Balance Between Building Relationships and Earning Commissions Quickly
  • Jonathan’s Transition into Blogging Full-Time
  • What Jonathan Found Difficult About Leaving a Service-Based Business Model Behind
  • Where Jonathan Learned All the Ways He Could Earn Money Online
  • How Jonathan Began Hosting Live Events
  • Examples of Revenue Streams for Bloggers
  • Who Jonathan Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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Rob Kosberg | How to Launch a Bestseller

Rob Kosberg Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redRob Kosberg spent 20 years in the real estate game before “failing” his way into writing a bestseller that led to an incredibly successful business in financial services.  Rob then fell into helping other entrepreneurs write and publish their books and discovered his true passion.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How Rob Failed His Way into Writing a Bestseller
  • Common Barriers to Writing a Book
  • Is the term “Bestseller” Becoming Watered Down?
  • How to Become a Bestseller Without a Following
  • What Platforms Should Aspiring Authors Focus On?
  • How to Utilize Facebook Ads as an Author
  • What is a Backend Strategy and Why Should Authors Have One?
  • Which Should Come First, the Backend or the Book?
  • The First Step to Writing a Book
  • Who Rob Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Jon Ferrara | How to Manage Your Relationships with a CRM Software Pioneer

Jon Ferrara Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redJon Ferrara built his first relationship management software company before personal computers were a common household item. After seeing the rise of social media, Jon knew he had to get back in the relationship management game and built another software company. Today, we’ll be talking about that company and much more.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why Jon Started Thinking About CRM Software Back in the 80’s
  • How Jon Built His First Relationship Management Software Company
  • Jon’s Early Mentors
  • Why We’re All in Sales, even if We Don’t Realize it
  • How to Adopt Better Relationship Building Habits
  • How Social Media Convinced Jon to Create Nimble
  • The Nimble Plug-in That Lets You Take Your Golden Rolodex with You
  • The Biggest Call to Failure in Business Relationship
  • The Challenges Jon Experienced Building Nimble That Didn’t Exist While Building His First Company
  • What is Marketing Automation?
  • Jon’s Experience Having Mark Cuban as an Investor in Nimble
  • Who Jon Thanks for His Success
  • The Five E’s of Social Business

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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5 “Ninja” Tricks for Using Contactually CRM to Make Money and Get More Clients

 

Do you ever feel like you can’t keep track of all the critical relationships in your life?

You know… past clients, referral partners, current clients?

Let’s be honest… you’ve probably let more than one relationship get stale. And I’ll bet it’s hurt your business.

I used to feel the same way… until I discovered Contactually.

Contactually is one of the slickest, fastest, easiest-to-use CRMs (Customer Relationship Management software) on the market – a CRM you will love to use.

My last review of Contactually’s CRM software was waaaaaay back in 2014, so I was long overdue for an update on how I use Contactually now.

I’m a major power user of Contactually, meaning I use it all the time. And how I use the software now is very different from how I used it when I started.

So I thought it would be helpful to share a few “ninja” tricks for how to use the software.

I also think these ideas can be helpful if you use another CRM software.

To be honest, I don’t care which CRM you use but if you are in business then relationships are critical. And you should have an attitude that “I will spend $500 per year (or whatever it costs) to maintain my relationships.”

During the past few years, I’ve had a lot of people who know I’m a big Contactually power user ask me about how to use Contactually more efficiently.

So I put together a new video explaining a few key ways I use Contactually now.

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Ray Edwards | From Copywriter for Hire to New Media Empire

Ray Edwards Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redRay Edwards fell in love with copywriting at a very young age thanks to “newspapers” like The National Enquirer used his passion for copywriting to help keep his job in Radio when all the other disc jockeys were being let go. Eventually, he started hiring himself out as a copywriter and now he’s built in his business in a way that he only works with approximately one client each year. Today, we’re talking all about his incredible entrepreneurial journey that’s led to him creating.

Today, we’re talking all about the incredible entrepreneurial journey that’s led to him creating marketing campaigns that have generated over $100 million for his clients.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How Ray Fell in Love with Copywriting at a Young Age
  • The Importance of Using Copywriting for Good
  • The Event That Led Ray to Work with Jack Canfield, Amy Porterfield, Tony Robbins, and More
  • How Ray Learned He was Underpricing His Services
  • The Secret Sauce to Writing Copy that Persuades
  • Why Ray Shifted His Business from One-on-One to One-to-Many
  • How Ray Transitioned from Copywriter for Hire to a Diversified Business Model
  • Who Ray Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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Selena Soo | How to Build Relationships with Online Influencers

Selena Soo Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redSelena Soo is a business and publicity strategist who helps experts, authors, and coaches make it big, both online and in the mainstream media. As a result of Selena’s generous character, and her experience with her business, Selena has developed some incredible relationship building skills. In this episode, we’re going to talk about those skills and much more!

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Has Selena Always Been Gifted at Building Relationships?
  • Selena’s Non-Profit Phase
  • How Selena Connected with Remit Sethi and Derek Halpern
  • How to Nurture Relationships After the Initial Meeting
  • Is Relationship Building Worth the Time Investment?
  • How Selena Draws the Line between Helping a Friend and Making Them a Client
  • The Importance of Doing Your Due Diligence Before Making an Introduction
  • What if You Reach Out to Someone and Don’t Get a Response?
  • Why Selena Hosts Networking Dinner Parties
  • The Tools Selena Uses to Keep Track of Her Relationship Building
  • Who Selena Thanks for Her Success

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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