The dream of building a business around digital products and services is as old as the Internet itself. Unfortunately, the early days of “digital commerce” were overpopulated with snake oil promises and “Online Cash Machine” hype.
The Digital Entrepreneur
The Digital Entrepreneur is for people who want to discover smarter ways to create and sell profitable digital goods and services. Tune in weekly as Sean Jackson, Jessica Frick, and a host of experts give you the strategies and insight you need to start building your digital business ... the right way.
“Storytelling” and “empathy” have become business buzzwords, which is either hilarious or sad depending on your perspective. These two words, however, are at the root of what it means to be a human being.
It’s taken a while, but the startup world is starting to recognize the power of building an audience before building a product. That’s music to our ears.
Last week we talked about the concept of “native commerce” as a way to create content, build an audience, and ultimately find out what people will actually buy. It’s about creating a unique experience for the right type of person, but how does that happen?
This podcast began with the mantra “media not marketing.” In other words, valuable online content does the job that marketing is supposed to do, but instead of people avoiding it, they seek it out.
Copyblogger.com started it all on this particular crazy portion of the journey. It’s constantly evolved over the years, and it’s about to take another giant step forward.
We’ve been talking a lot about the benefits of the “logged in experience” when it comes to email list building and marketing automation. There’s even more to it than that.
We know about the power of content marketing to build audiences, inform what products and services to develop, and ultimately connect the two together. And whether you call it blogging or not, text remains a cornerstone of the online content mix.
Digital + Recurring Revenue = Win. Easier said than done, right?
Many dream of starting a profitable online business. And that dream is more attainable and legitimate than ever.
The need (and desire) for on-demand education has intensified, and will only continue into the future. But can you really make a living from it?
There’s a huge shift happening in the world of on-demand online education. It’s commercial enterprises and savvy small businesses that are filling the demand for courses and lessons, rather than the typical institutions of learning.
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The biggest myth around about Millennials is that they don’t use email. Fact is, the average young person checks email more often than most older people.
Recent research shows that the human brain can detect confidence in your voice in 0.2 seconds — faster than the blink of an eye. And it’s confidence that influences the listener to give you attention and perceive authority.
It’s the new thing: 1. Start a podcast. 2. Attract an audience. 3. ??? 4. Profit!
The online education industry will rake in 107 billion in 2015. And with the sale of Lynda.com to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion, the commercial sector is leading and pulling away from traditional institutions in the “just in time” education market.
A revealing look at the emerging marketing trends of 2017, and what you need to do to be prepared for them.
If you have ever considered writing a book for printed publication, then you must listen to this episode.
Every online business faces competition for its product or service. But competition does not have to be a bad thing, if you look at it the right way.
Finding the right people to join your growing online business is not easy. But, with a little effort, you can create a compelling offer that does not require you to spend a lot.
It can be intimidating hiring contractors or employees for your online business. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you know how to do it.
Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown from GrowthHacker.com join us for an in-depth look at how you can grow your online business.
PPC advertising can seem intimidating. But the truth is, it doesn’t take a lot to generate significant results … if you know what to do.
Do you struggle with how to price your online products? Well, this episode will help.
The Amazon publishing ecosystem is a great way to build your online audience — if you know what to do.
Running an affiliate marketing program can be tricky, especially when selling digital goods. So is it worth it?
Email marketing has been the bedrock of online marketing. But with so many options available, can it still perform? Listen in and find out.
Sure, getting traffic from search engines is important. But is it worth investing time in SEO to get that traffic?
When it comes to creating a profitable online business, there are many options to consider. But is WordPress the right way to go?
Are you looking for smarter ways to engage people in your online business? Then you will want to listen to this episode.
If you think that innovation is derived from a deep understanding of your customer, think again.
This week’s guest is a self-learner. She aspires to help people’s small businesses succeed beyond their wildest dreams by making social media marketing plain and simple to understand and implement. She is Laura Roeder, and she is a Digital Entrepreneur.
This week’s guest is a visionary strategist for the digital age. She helps brands reach the next level by leveraging digital opportunities to drive meaningful results. She is Shama Hyder (aka the “Zen Master of Marketing”), and she is a Digital Entrepreneur.
This week’s guest specializes in helping small business owners and bloggers take their businesses to the next level. He wants to assist others in creating a strategy for long-term success. He is Seth Spears, and he is a Digital Entrepreneur.
This week’s guest aspires to help you get your money right. He wants to assist others in taking back their purchasing power. He is Jarmar Dupas, and he is a Digital Entrepreneur.
This week’s guest is obsessed. She has a burning passion for creating freedom in not only her life but also in the lives of others. She is Raubi Perilli, and she is a Digital Entrepreneur.
What do advanced sports analytics have to do with digital commerce? Well, everything — at least when it comes to the story of Ed Feng and his site The Power Rank.
Sarah Morgan may rub some people the wrong way with her dedication to naps, her casual approach to online interaction, and the occasional curse word in an email. But make no mistake: she’s serious, works hard, and has found a way to create a lucrative digital business that keeps her, above all, entertained.
This week’s guest on The Digital Entrepreneur remains wholeheartedly enthusiastic about captaining her own ship … even if, in her words, it’s a “rowboat” compared to the larger vessel for which she is an Executive VP. She’s spent the better part of this decade teaching savvy business owners how to boost their marketing skills, and in this episode she discusses some lessons she has learned along the way.
This week’s guest on The Digital Entrepreneur is all about vitality. His focus is educating dog owners on natural practices that prevent pet illness effectively and sensibly. He helps people who want the best for their animals.
This week’s guest on The Digital Entrepreneur is focused. Her focus is on creating a one-on-one relationship with every one of her customers. How? She’s doing so by utilizing Twitter to personally connect with her target customers. And those connections have driven the growth of her online business.
This week’s guest on The Digital Entrepreneur wants to hug you … even if you hate him! 😉 He founded one of the world’s most popular online resources for marketers and business owners, hosts one of the world’s most influential social media and marketing podcasts, and is the author of several exceptional books. He is … Jay Baer
This week’s guest on The Digital Entrepreneur is determined. His goal is to help five billion people with their efforts to grow a business. How?
This week’s guest on The Digital Entrepreneur is motivated. And he’s not just motivated to achieve his own goals, he’s motivated to help others achieve theirs as well. He’s uncovered two big secrets to getting more of the right things done. One is putting his back up against the wall. The other takes place every night …
The freedom of digital entrepreneurship means something different to all of us. For Andrea Vahl, it has meant the freedom to be unafraid of being different, and build a business that shines a light on her talents. And she loves helping other people do the same.
What are you trying to chase down right now in your business? This is a question my guest on this week’s episode asks himself constantly. And he’s here to share some wisdom that will help you chase your it down faster and better.
This week, we talk to a man who describes himself as “unable since birth to settle for how things should be.” He’s a proud dad, a husband, and an online entrepreneur who loves creating, marketing, and selling cool things online. And he’s learned that simplicity and depth are the keys to consistently working on what matters so you can make the impact you desire.
Joanna Penn was a self-proclaimed “cubicle slave” who had a nagging feeling that she “should” be happy with her life, even though she wasn’t. So many digital entrepreneurs face similar feelings on their path to freedom. How did Joanna get from there to where she is now as a very successful, bestselling author entrepreneur? In this episode, Joanna shares her digital entrepreneur origin story.
It’s not enough to just be doing content and email marketing anymore. Those are merely the prerequisites to join the game.
Joanna Wiebe of Copy Hackers joins us this week on The Digital Entrepreneur to offer up a handful of simple copywriting hacks that work especially well for digital products.
Are you thinking of launching a membership site built around education? Do you already have one, and are looking for ways to take it to the next level? If you answered Yes to either question, then this episode will be for you.
This may come as a shock, but Brian Clark is going to start publishing articles on a site other than the ones he owns. Find out where, his reasoning, and why this isn’t what you think it is.
What is the biggest difference between a perpetually aspiring digital entrepreneur, who has all the ideas in the world … and a successful digital entrepreneur, who actually goes out and gets things done?
It might be time to adjust how you’re approaching your social media strategy — especially if your approach is focused solely on top-of-the-funnel activities like building awareness.
On this week’s episode, we expound on the topic of WordPress product development by picking Brian Clark’s brain on the topic. He’s spent the last decade developing themes, plugins, and now, of course, the Rainmaker Platform. So he has some lessons to share …
Virtual Reality (VR) has been theorized and fantasized about for decades, perhaps even longer. Many of us have considered it a part of some still-off-in-the-distance future. But what if we told you … that the future is now?
Chris Lema knows plenty about creating successful digital products. He’s been doing it himself, and coaching others on the underlying process, for years. In this episode of The Digital Entrepreneur, we get some insight from Chris on the importance of starting your product development with the problem.
When you inject paid advertising into a content marketing strategy, the fundamentals that helped you succeed with content marketing don’t go out the window. In fact, your ad strategy and your content marketing strategy will be more similar than you think.
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: don’t build your online business on rented land. From the world of online course marketplaces we get yet another example illustrating why this is so important.
Do you need a mobile app that is separate from your website? If you’ve built an audience online, you’ve probably pondered this question a time or two. The answer (still) hasn’t changed.
This is the fifth episode in our 5-part series on the essential elements of the modern marketing website. In it, we dive into the importance of testing and tracking when it comes to making the best decisions about the future of your digital business.
This is the fourth episode in our ongoing series on the essential elements of the modern marketing website. Today we take the next step after access, and break it down by using free online courses as the perfect lead magnet for digital entrepreneurs.
When your website delivers the right piece of content at the right time to the right person — and in the right format — you create experiences that pull people in and increase your chances of compelling registrations and driving sales.
Today, we begin our five-episode series breaking down the elements of the modern marketing website. We begin with an element that remains incredibly powerful, despite still getting overlooked far more than it should.
Danny Margulies went from “wantrepreneur” to digital entrepreneur. First, he taught himself how to succeed as a freelancer. Then, he turned those lessons into a basic online course that taught others how to succeed as well. In January of 2016, his online course generated over $25,000 in revenue. (And that’s not even the best month he’s had.)
What are the essential elements that a website must have to create a user experience that leads to successful digital commerce? We introduce them in this week’s episode.
Are all entrepreneurs really digital entrepreneurs? A recent research paper posted this idea. We decided it would be the perfect jumping off point for the newest show on Rainmaker.FM: The Digital Entrepreneur.
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