Author: Brian Clark & Jerod Morris

Laura Roeder on Building a Business that Supports the Lifestyle You Love

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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.

In this episode, Laura walks you through her journey as a digital entrepreneur:

  • How being a mom has influenced her ability to reap the benefits of digital entrepreneurship
  • How all the small choices she’s made over the years have added up to something incredible
  • Why constantly innovating helps her deal with the challenge of bringing in new customers
  • The one word she’d use to describe where see wants to take her business in the future … and why you should strive for it too

And more.

Plus, Laura answers my rapid-fire questions at the end in which she reveals why she’s been keeping her phone in another room at night.

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Lessons on Business and Life from the ‘Zen Master of Marketing’

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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.

In this episode, Shama walks you through her journey as a digital entrepreneur that started back in school:

  • Why she strives to have a student mindset (no matter what)
  • The importance of the freedom to make contributions without boundaries and limits
  • The lessons she took from her parents (that you can implement too)
  • How she finds humbling moments every day and is always learning something new

And more.

Plus, Shama answers my rapid-fire questions at the end and reveals why it’s best to close out your browser windows while working.

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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should (Plus Other Life Lessons from Seth Spears)

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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.

In this 34-minute episode, Seth walks you through his journey as a digital entrepreneur:

  • How Seth used just-in-time learning and a strong work ethic to go from “miserable” to pursuing his life dreams
  • His advice on just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should
  • Why being a self-learner has helped him accomplish what he’s set out to do
  • The importance of focusing on what you’re good at (and where there is demand)

And more.

Plus, Seth answers my rapid-fire questions at the end. He reveals the productivity hack that you can implement into your routine to get more meaningful work done.

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How Becoming a Digital Entrepreneur Helped Jarmar Dupas Get His Life Right

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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.

In this 35-minute episode, Jarmar walks you through his journey as a digital entrepreneur:

  • The moment that got his ears “buzzing,” which got him interested in entrepreneurship
  • The simplicity of his proudest moment … and what you can learn from it
  • How being a digital entrepreneur has been conducive to creating his desired lifestyle
  • Why Jarmar sometimes gets in his own way and how he’s trying to overcome it
  • The element of entrepreneurship that gives him the most satisfaction and how it inspires him to keep moving forward

And more.

Plus, Jarmar answers my rapid-fire questions at the end in which he retells a famous Stephen Covey story that has impacted his ability to get more meaningful work done.

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Why Trusting Your Instincts Can Lead You to Your Passion

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This week’s guest is obsessed. She has a burning passion for creating freedom not only in her own life but also in the lives of others. She is Raubi Perilli, and she is a Digital Entrepreneur.

In this 32-minute episode, Raubi walks you through her story as a digital entrepreneur:

  • Why she learned to trust her instincts after a particularly challenging experience with a client
  • How she was able to find a balance between client work and creating digital products
  • Why seeing clients excited to receive the work they’ve paid her for gives her the most satisfaction in her business
  • How Raubi plans to keep changing and growing moving forward
  • The simple, but powerful, productivity hack that has helped Raubi focus on work that matters (and that you could implement today)

And more. Plus, Raubi answers my rapid-fire questions at the end, where she reveals who she’d have a 30-minute Skype call with if given the chance.

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The Power of Not Being Stubborn

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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.

In this 31-minute episode, Ed shares a number of lessons he has learned in his half-decade as a digital entrepreneur:

  • Why he’s so committed to “doing remarkable things”
  • How not being stubborn was the key to turning a hobby into a thriving business
  • The important advice from Sonia Simone … that Ed ignored (and later regretted)
  • Why he’s struggling to move forward with a podcast
  • The classic book that has made a huge impact on Ed’s ability to build his audience and convert customers

And more. Plus, Ed answers my rapid-fire questions at the end … which includes one of the simplest productivity hacks you’ll ever hear, as well as this sensational video: Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats.

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How One Successful Digital Entrepreneur Stays Entertained by Her Business

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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.

In this 30-minute episode, Sarah and I discuss:

  • How she went from corporate job and circus performer to thriving digital entrepreneur
  • Why she won’t apologize for cursing, naps, or walking her dear old dog
  • The joy she felt in the moment when she realized she was making more as a digital entrepreneur than she had been at her corporate job
  • The work habits and discipline that help her get work done and keep moving forward
  • Her failed Photoshop course — and what she learned from the experience
  • Why hanging out in her communities (on her couch) fuels her why

And much more — including my rapid-fire questions at the end, in which Sarah shares how Simon Sinek, The Real Housewives, and the opera have influenced her career.

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How to Create Impact That Endures (Instead of Ending Up in a Landfill)

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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.

She is Pamela Wilson, and she is a digital entrepreneur.

In this 40-minute episode, Pamela and I discuss:

  • The motivation behind her new book, Master Content Marketing
  • Her “contrarian” answer to my initial question about the biggest benefit she derives from being a digital entrepreneur
  • The epiphany about the eventual destination of her print work that led to her desire to shift gears
  • Why her first online course and community struggled, and what she learned from the experience
  • Her biggest recurring pain point (it’s personal), and how she hopes to overcome it
  • The unique (and surprising) strategy Pamela has for keeping her many to-dos straight, so she can get meaningful work done

And much, much more … including her answers to my five rapid-fire questions.

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How Will Falconer Stopped Trading Dollars for Hours and Found His Calling

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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.

He is … Will Falconer and he is a digital entrepreneur.

In this 40-minute episode, Will and I discuss:

  • His journey to digital entrepreneurship, which goes back to when his cat “Cali” got sick
  • Why he decided to stop “trading dollars for hours” and steps he took next
  • A great story about his audience coming to his defense
  • The moment that led to his realization that he could make a difference
  • The important lesson Will learned from his latest online course
  • The tools (both technology and non-technology) that he finds contribute the most to his success as a digital entrepreneur
  • Why he is striving for more balance in the next year

And much more.

Plus, Will answers my patented rapid-fire questions at the end of the episode, which unveiled his productivity hack and the one email newsletter he can’t do without.

Don’t miss it.

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Are One-on-One Connections the Key to Jumpstarting Your Online Business?

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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.

In this 32-minute episode, Kayla Hollatz and I discuss:

  • Her journey to digital entrepreneurship, which started in college
  • How her background in public relations has helped her grow her online business
  • Her advice on how you can utilize Twitter chats to help reach your audience
  • Why Kayla’s “milestone moment” inspired her to grow her online community
  • Why it’s imperative to extend an olive branch to find out exactly what your customers really want
  • The tools (both technology and non-technology) that she finds contribute most to her success as a digital entrepreneur
  • Why one-on-one connections are crucial during the early stages of launching your online business

And much more.

Plus, Kayla answers my patented rapid-fire questions at the end of the episode, which unveiled who she’d choose to have a 30-minute Skype call with if give the chance. Who is it? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Don’t miss it.

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