Stephan Spencer | How to Get Traffic from SEO

Stephan Spencer is an author, speaker, podcast host, consultant for large retailers and brands, and an expert in SEO.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a big black box. Most people know it’s important, but they just don’t know how to do it properly. And that’s exactly what we’ll be diving into today.

  • How Stephan Became an Early Internet Visionary by Starting a Web Marketing Firm in 1995
  • The Development of Stephan’s Speaking Career
  • When Stephan Began Focusing on SEO
  • Stephan’s Free SEO B.S. Detector That Helps Those Hiring Someone to Help with SEO
  • How Stephan Ensures His Book Remains Relevant Even with How Quickly SEO Changes
  • Stephan’s Two Cents on SEO Best Practices
  • What is Google’s Quality Rater’s Guideline and Why Should Every Website Owner Read It?
  • How to Use Backlinks Appropriately
  • The Dangers of Negative SEO and What You Can Do About It
  • SEO Practices That Could Cause Google to Penalize Your Website
  • Why You Should Monitor Your Link Profile and How to Do That
  • Why You Shouldn’t Pay Someone to Link to Your Website
  • Stephan’s Predictions for SEO in the Next Five to Ten Years
  • Who Stephan Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services.

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Shaun Buck | From Selling Hot Dogs to the Newsletter Pro

 

Shaun Buck is the Founder and CEO of Newsletter Pro; a business that helps other businesses to generate clients, referrals, and revenue by sending newsletters to their prospects and clients. Shaun’s company sends out 500,000 print newsletters every month and is #121 on INC. magazine’s list of the fastest growing companies.

In this episode, we’re talking about what it was like to grow his business from $100,000 in annual revenue to $3 million in about three years.

  • Why Print Newsletters Still Matter in Today’s Digital World
  • The Reason Offline Marketing is on the Rise (Especially with Millennials)
  • What Shaun Considers the Most Valuable Asset on the Planet and How it Can Make or Break Your Business
  • Why Shaun Chose to Drop Out of College and Buy a Hot Dog Stand
  • The Reason Shaun Sold His Hot Dog Business Even Though It Was Doing Very Well
  • How Shaun’s Dry-Cleaning Business Led Him to Newsletters
  • Shaun’s Approach to Balancing His Work with Raising Five Children
  • Shaun’s Strategies for Not Letting Stress or Lost Clients Derail His Day
  • The Main Mistakes Business Make When Doing Offline Marketing
  • How Shaun’s Company was Named the Best Company to Work for in Idaho Three Years in a Row
  • Who Shaun Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services.

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How 3 MIT Grads Launched Innovative New Fashion Brand with a $400K Kickstarter

 

 

Aman Advani is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ministry of Supply; a company he launched on Kickstarter
with fellow MIT classmates that sells clothing using new generation materials. Since launching in 2015,

they’ve shipped several hundred thousand orders and have seven retail locations around the United
States.


In this episode, we talk about some of the challenges that come with launching a new clothing brand; e-
commerce, manufacturing, leading a team, retail commerce, and more.

 

  • How Aman Raised the Largest Amount on Kickstarter for a Fashion Product at the Time Without
  • Previous Fashion or Kickstarter Experience
  • What led Aman to Believe He Could Enter a Well-Established Market and Create Something New and
  • Unique
  • Would Aman Use Kickstarter if He Were Going to Start His Business Again Today?
  • Why Some Businesses and Projects Fail Even After a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
  • Aman’s Thoughts on What it’s Been Like Founding and Building a Company with Classmates
  • Aman’s Strategy for How Much Focus They’re Placing on Retail Locations Versus E-Commerce
  • How Arman’s Found His Leadership Stride as a CEO
  • Why They Decided to Take on Investors and What That Experience Has Been Like
  • The Factors They Consider When Deciding to Work with a New Manufacturer
  • The Future of Ministry of Supply
  • Who Aman Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services.

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Steve Simonson | From Janitor to Over $750 Million in Ecommerce Sales

 

Steve Simonson went from being a college dropout working as a janitor to selling over $750 million worth of Ecommerce products. Currently, he runs multiple businesses and is the host of the Awesomers podcast.


In this episode, we talk about Steve entrepreneurial journey and lessons he’s learned along the way.

 

 

In this episode, we also talk about:

 

  • What Steve Felt About His Life During His Time as a Janitor
  • How Steve Came to Own His First Business at Eighteen
  • Steve’s Method for Making Decisions in the Early Days of His Entrepreneurial Journey
  • How Steve’s First Online Sale was a Bittersweet Experience
  • The Story Behind Steve’s First Million Dollar Sales Day and the Leadership Lessons Learned from It
  • How Steve’s Business was Positively Impacted by the Dot Com Bust
  • The Event That Caused Steve to Implement His First Layoffs Ever
  • How Steve Took His Company from $5 Million Per Year to $25 Million Per Year When It Seemed
  • Improbable at the Time
  • Who Steve Thanks for His Success
  • lion Textbook Business and How it Led to His First Ecommerce Experience
  • Jeff’s Transition from Selling Physical Products to Selling Software
  • Who Jeff Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

To learn more, book a call with us here.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our done-for-you lead generation and podcast services.

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The Ultimate Guide to College Networking: 40 University Career Office Directors Share Their Best Tips for Networking

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[Note: This Ultimate Guide to College Networking took us over 100 hours to produce and involved surveying dozens of University Career Office Directors. The final guide is over 10,000 words, or equivalent to a short book. There are some real gems below so we highly recommend taking the time to read through it.]

How do you get a job?

Networking. Connections. Hookups.  

It’s about who you know, right?

Without question, most people will say the way to land a job and build a career is by making connections.

That’s why #1 most important thing you can do is to build relationships proactively and strategically.

So how do you do it – the right way?

To get to the bottom of this question, I reached out and interviewed over ____ Career Office Directors at different colleges and asked them to share their top networking tips.

Here they are…

 

Adi Clerman, Columbia University

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Anthony Constantino | How a Humble CEO Founded the World’s Fastest Growing Online Sticker Company, Sticker Mule

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Anthony Constantino is the co-founder of Sticker Mule; one of the most popular custom sticker websites with over 100 employees world-wide and printing operations in the United States and Europe.

In an effort to remain humble, Anthony has a made a point to limit his media appearances, but he’s given me the rare chance to go behind the scenes of his successful manufacturing business.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why Anthony’s Kept a Relatively Low Media Profile
  • How the Idea for Sticker Mule Came About
  • Sticker Mule’s Strategies for Getting Clients in the Early Days of the Business
  • What Anthony Didn’t Like About Zappos’ Business Model
  • Why Anthony and His Co-founder Never Sought Outside Investors
  • The Reason Anthony’s Avoided Join Peer Organizations and Groups Over the Years
  • Anthony’s Thoughts on Manufacturing in New York
  • Why Anthony Cooked Free Burgers for His Entire Town
  • Why Anthony’s Doesn’t Give Bonuses to His Employees and the Reason it Hasn’t Impacted Employee Job Satisfaction
  • Who Anthony Thanks for His Success

Special Sticker Offer from Sticker Mule

As a thank you to all our listeners, Anthony came bearing gifts…

Sticker Mule is offering all my listeners 10 custom stickers for $1. Yes, that’s just $1 and this is typically $20: Go to https://www.stickermule.com/sbr to grab this great deal while it is still available.
This is going to be for a limited time, so if it has passed, then we still have arranged for you to get $10 off your first order. Grab it here.
Sticker Mule is one of the easiest and fastest ways to buy custom printed products. You can order in 60 seconds and they turn your design or illustrations into custom stickers, magnets, buttons, labels and packaging in a few days. Their customers include Amazon, Nike, Google, Netflix and many more. Grab your 10 custom stickers for $1 right now.

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25, the training company founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself with the mission of helping business owners from professional services get away from “trading hours for dollars” and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many” programs and offers.

We are building a community of entrepreneurs who realize the world and economy is changing and who want to work smarter than trading time for money so they can scale up their business and spend time doing what they love.

Check out Rise25 to learn more about our retreats and training programs.

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