When a corporate rockstar turns into an entrepreneurial coach with more than an 80% success rate with his mastermind groups, you need that guy on your podcast. That’s exactly what I was thinking when I first came across Ellory Wells.
Ellory was the exact person I needed to talk to because I’m currently a part of a mastermind group and am considering creating a mastermind group. With all of this in mind, I asked Ellory some questions that focused on what it takes to run a successful mastermind group. Our interview also took an angle towards fighting self-doubt which is natural but still evil.
Key Links From This Episode:
http://www.theexitstrategybook.com — Ellory’s book
https://www.ellorywells.com — Ellory’s website
http://www.thesuccessprinciples.com/ —Jack Canfield’s book gets mentioned in this episode
www.ellorywells.com/marc — Ellory’s mastermind guide
—How to run a successful mastermind group
—How to get the best out of people
—How to avoid self-doubt
—How to transition from the corporate world into an entrepreneurial sensation
Adam Houge is an author and a beacon of hope for self-published authors. The status quo view of self-publishing is that it’s hard to make money and sell books. Adam proved both of this myths wrong by selling 2 million of his self-published book.
Adam’s initial motivation wasn’t to make money. He was more focused on spreading his valuable content and getting his books into the hands of as many readers as possible. He wrote a religious book in the midsts of a series of medical bills and retirement from his day job. This is the book he wanted to spread. After writing 100+ books (not a typo), he’s now done just that—spread his message. In this episode, he discusses how he found the time to write 100+ books.
Adam also talked about overcoming the 30 day drop off in sales after your book gets published. He doesn’t just get sales in the short-term. His books continue generating sales years after they were published. We also talk about keywords and categories, Amazon’s SEO.
Adam treats us to a mini course on all things Kindle marketing. If you’ve got Kindle books that you want to promote, listening to this interview will greatly help you with your efforts.
As always, our guest shares his favorite inspirational quote, and much, much more.
Key Links from the Show
www.thefanbaseformula.com - Adam’s Training Course for Authors
www.adamhouge.com - Adam’s Personal Site
- How to keep sales up on Amazon Kindle
- Why Keywords and Categories are so very important
- How to make your book reach the right people
- Adam’s best learned career lesson
- What most authors get wrong when first publishing
- Adam’s favorite inspirational quote
Aaron is an online writer, contributor, publisher and guest blogger. I first learned about Aaron in a funny but awesome way. Aaron was looking for teens to feature in a SUCCESS Magazine article. My friend Ulyses Osuna tagged me and I learned about the opportunity. I submitted my story in a powerful way, Aaron and I got to talk a while afterward, and the rest is history. He’s now the latest guest on my Breakthrough Success Podcast.
Aaron has written for some of the most prominent websites such as The Huffington Post, Mashable, Business Insider, SUCCESS, and many more. Like any entrepreneur, Aaron had his low point which he discusses in the episode. He then developed a love for blogging, and guest blogging in particular. This love for guest blogging got him on those prominent websites I mentioned earlier. He talks about how you can land your content on those websites too.
While this story sounds glorious, Aaron has faced rejection after rejection. In fact, his tagline is “Let’s Get Rejected.” He occasionally posts on Facebook about how his article got rejected on many websites, but then one website took his idea (and most of his articles end up raking up some SERIOUS engagement).
Key Links from the Show:
http://iconicontent.com/ - Aaron’s website
http://www.copyblogger.com/author/aaron-orendorff/ - Aaron’s CopyBlogger page
http://buzzsumo.com/ - One of Aaron’s go-to tools
https://www.google.com/trends/ - You can use this tool to analyze trends. In this interview, you’ll discover why Google Trends can literally transform your content brand.
http://iconicontent.com/guest-posting-course/ - Aaron's guest posting course. Take it if you want to learn Aaron's big secrets on web domination.
- Why the snowball effect is important but doesn’t ensure anything
- The right way to build relationships with editors
- 3 mistakes people commonly make with submissions
- Aaron’s advice for having a breakthrough
- How to write content that gets approved
I've known Joe Parys for a while, so I was delighted when I learned he agreed to be a guest on my podcast.
Joe and I created two Udemy courses together and have been interacting with each other ever since. I've viewed him as a mentor on Udemy and I've asked him questions throughout my journey on that platform.
For anyone curious (and eager to get a big discount), these are the two courses we created together
Now I have him on my podcast to discuss how he made a six figure income on Udemy in 2016. While this alone is impressive, the cool part is how he achieved this goal.
On January 1, 2016, Joe declared his goal to make six figures selling his courses by the end of the year. Before that, he barely made $10,000 from his courses and had no idea how he would make six figures.
We talk about how he made his big transformation in this episode just in time for the excitement of a New Year. People set New Year's resolutions all of the time. Joe talks about how to accomplish them even if you don't know what you're doing quite yet.
But Joe has some other insights up his sleeve in this episode. We talk about some of the tactics he used to get more sales for his courses and expand his Udemy student base.
At the end of 2016, Joe was rapidly approaching 200,000 students throughout his courses. That's not bad for someone who only had 22,000 students just 366 days ago (2016 was a Leap Year. Remember that? I didn't).
Key Links From The Show:
joeparys.com - Joe's official website.
udemy.com - The site Joe publishes his training courses on
udemy.com/user/josephparys - Joe's Udemy profile
- How to optimize your descriptions to boost sales
- How to increase student engagement in your online courses
- The pros and cons of using a site like Udemy VS hosting your courses
- How to accomplish your New Year's resolutions (for real)
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