136: Home Office Purchases, Newsletter Welcome Emails, and Staying Focused at Your Day Job
Monday, June 28, 2021 – 30 minutes
We talk about home office setups, newsletter welcome emails, staying focused at our day jobs when our passion projects call to us, as well as how to avoid getting bots signing up on contact forms.
135: Re-engaging Email Lists, and Optimizing Your Day For Maximum Productivity
Monday, May 24, 2021 – 28 minutes
Today we discuss best practices for attributing sources in blog posts, especially as it pertains to linking videos and how to quote books. We also dive into what questions to ask yourself to repeat success when looking back on a productive day.
134: Should You Rest on Your Time Off or Work on Your Side Project?
Monday, April 26, 2021 – 21 minutes
Today we answer Toni’s question about her upcoming 3 weeks off of school as she wonders how best to spend her time. She knows rest is important, but she also has a side business, and back-burner projects. Let’s discuss how to balance these two important things.
133: Get Your Audience to Support You for Free, and Should You Buy an Apple M1 Chip MacBook?
Monday, April 5, 2021 – 24 minutes
Today’s show is a bit more laid back and fun, discussing what has Cory excited this week, home automation, and how app compatibility works with the Apple M1 chips. We dive into Michael and Joshua’s questions on which MacBook to buy and how to get support from your audience without them spending any money.
132: What to Do When Your Audience Doesn’t Engage With You
Monday, March 22, 2021 – 29 minutes
Today we look at what to do when your existing audience doesn’t engage with your content. Toni asks a question around her current struggle which is lack of activity on the posts she’s saying on social media, so that she can gain a better understanding of her audience, to be able to better solve their problems. But she first needs to build an audience of people who engage with her. Let’s talk about different ways we can all do that.
131: How to Write an Effective About Page for Your Website
Monday, March 22, 2021 – 22 minutes
What is an About Page for? Should you have one? Is the purpose to make sales or build connection? Maybe both! Let’s have a discussion and dive into this week’s question from Toni from the community.
129: Get Out of Research Paralysis and Take Action on What’s Important
Monday, February 1, 2021 – 23 minutes
Today we help Laura answer her question on how to stop researching endlessly and start doing things that actually move the needle.
Laura is in a transition phase where she’s leaving behind something she was focusing on for a new venture she’s started diving into. She’s doing a great job researching everything that’s involved in making this a reality, but has found herself stuck in the research as this never-ending cycle.
Tune in if you’d like some helpful tips on how you can make sure you don’t fall prey to tutorial purgatory.
127: How to Promote Your Website on Social Media and Dealing With Overwhelm
Monday, December 28, 2020 – 29 minutes
It’s quite common as someone who wants to promote a product, event, or service, to want to go on social media and link users to an external site.
We go over helpful approaches for different ways you can do this, but we also discuss something at a higher level. What are we trying to accomplish by asking people to leave the social platform to our website and why can’t it exist on the platform itself?
126: How to Switch From One Career to Another and What to Consider When Transitioning
Monday, December 14, 2020 – 27 minutes
Inspired by Laura’s question, this episode is all about moving from one field to the next.
You either are falling into shiny object syndrome category, and perhaps, maybe, you shouldn’t be switching quite yet—especially if your primary pursuit is working and making money for you. Or you fall into the category of knowing that you’ve done just about everything you can and something just isn’t working for you and you’ve decided it’s longer for you.
Whatever the reason for your shift into a different niche or industry, this episode will give you some solid direction on what you should consider moving forward.