ActiveGrowth Podcast - Digital Marketing for Self Made Entrepreneurs

ActiveGrowth Podcast - Digital Marketing for Self Made Entrepreneurs
Helping You Build a Value Based Business

Ethical Marketing aka Will Pop Up Users Burn In Hell?
Apr 21 • 50 min
What is ethical in marketing? Are you scamming your customers if you use a pre-recorded webinar? Is it mean to use pop-ups all over your website? What’s the deal with selling products that aren’t even ready yet? What does it mean to be ethical? Find…
Free Traffic: Let Google Find Your Ideal Customers
Apr 9 • 41 min
We’re here with another episode on SEO: the dreaded topic we like to avoid like the plague. Our guest today, Matt Diggity, founder of the SEO conference in Chiang Mai and many SEO agencies, is giving you a crash-course today on how to do SEO without…
Free Traffic: Your Course Marketing Sucks
Mar 30 • 41 min
You created an exceptional course, but it won’t sell. You most likely got your marketing all wrong. And what’s worse is that you market it in ways that are costing you way more money than it should. Tom Libelt is here to tell us how to market an…
The Only Way You Can Get Rich Overnight
Feb 19 • 50 min
Are you still in bed at 6 a.m.? The most hardcore entrepreneurs are already at the gym by 5. Or that’s what they say. Should you follow their advice? What’s the truth behind waking up early and starting your day before the sun comes up? In this…
Free Traffic: The Refer A Friend Method
Dec 9, 2018 • 35 min
Did you know that most of our purchase decisions are made based on recommendations we get from happy customers? Think of the last book you read, the movie you watched or the hotel you stayed in. You can promote your business as much as you want, but…
Free Traffic: The Hero Outreach Method
Dec 3, 2018 • 68 min
You know that it’s important to get featured on many pages. But how can you convince people to feature you? How do you get the real superheroes in your market to feature you on their websites, channels and feed to get you the backlink and free traffic…
Free Traffic: The Bootstrapper’s Guide to SEO
Nov 12, 2018 • 45 min
You might hear that only the big players make it to the first page in Google in 2018. You might hear that you need to do shady things if you want to rank anyway. We interviewed Tim Soulo, CMO at Ahrefs, who gave us his best SEO advice on how to…
How to Get Free Traffic to Your Website – The Big List
Oct 30, 2018 • 64 min
If you’re a bootstrapping entrepreneur, budget matters more than anything. Your business is up and now it’s time to drive more traffic, but how can you do that without spending a fortune on advertising? In this episode, we’re starting a new…
Why You Shouldn’t Be An Entrepreneur
Oct 7, 2018 • 43 min
Recently, having a job is frowned upon - you need to be an entrepreneur to be worthy. Well, we disagree. Being your own boss is definitely not for everyone, and even if you have the skills to do it, it might be way worse than having a job you love,…
Why You Shouldn’t Be A Startup - It’s not what you think!
Aug 24, 2018 • 63 min
Who do you try to model when you’re building your business? Are you looking for inspiration and advice for rapidly growing startups like Google and Uber? You couldn’t be making a bigger mistake… In this episode, we’ll discuss why modeling an expert…
Are You Creating Value or Just Advertising Space?
Aug 6, 2018 • 60 min
These days, if you have enough followers, you can just live off of sponsorship deals. Or can you? What are the pros and cons of this model and what is a better solution? In this episode we’re digging deep into the topic of advertising spaces, look at…
Is Your Journey Worth Having?
Jul 11, 2018 • 42 min
Is success worth pursuing in a world where so many successful people just can’t handle the challenges it comes with? The solution is not to stop wanting to be successful. Listen in for our advice.
Still Not Making Videos?
Jul 3, 2018 • 62 min
Today we have three special guests who have been recording videos for their work for a long time - but have struggled terribly to get started. Listen to their experience with the fight-or-flight reaction their body made when hitting record, the…
Why Entrepreneurs Need to Learn Many New Skills Rapidly (and How to Do It)
Jun 12, 2018 • 55 min
Do you ever feel like you have to be good at multiple things to excel as an entrepreneur - even things you never thought you’d have to do well? In this episode, you’ll learn a specific method to get good at new skills the fastest possible way. Works…
Why You Need to Record Yourself on Video
May 23, 2018 • 51 min
You learn many new things as an entrepreneur - but are you good at implementing them? Or you know you should do it, but something is holding you back? In this episode, we’re helping you recognize and tackle resistance from publishing - especially when…
“Be Imprecise”: Make Better Decisions Using this Unconventional Method
May 10, 2018 • 42 min
If Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, told you about his most undervalued skill, would you pay attention? We’re going against all you learned in school today and tell you why the exact answer is not the right answer for…
Collide Your Ideas With Reality
May 1, 2018 • 48 min
We’re about to destroy your enthusiasm. We know you have a dream, a higher purpose. But we don’t think you’ll get there unless you get a little more pessimistic. In this podcast episode, we’ll teach you how to see where your business idea might go…
The Solopreneur Episode: What to Stop, Change and Start Doing to Make Progress
Apr 10, 2018 • 46 min
It’s hard to copy big, successful business models when you don’t have a team behind you to distribute the work to. The common solopreneur mistake is trying to do all the work ourselves - but it never works out! In this episode, we’ll tell you what you…
How To Get Your Message Across Faster, Better, Clearer
Apr 4, 2018 • 39 min
Can you communicate effectively with your audience, your coworkers, partners or even your family? How do you get your point across, avoid misunderstandings while keeping people’s attention? Listen to this episode for the best tips on crystal clear…
How To Grab Your Audience’s Undivided Attention in 2018
Mar 20, 2018 • 49 min
Undivided attention. Is it too much to ask for in 2018 for an online entrepreneur? It might be, if your clients’ phone are buzzing every second with notifications from various apps they don’t even need. How can you win this game and still get some…
Bento Box Thinking: Learn How to Say What You Mean
Mar 12, 2018 • 38 min
How often do you feel like people misinterpret you or vice versa - even though you speak the same language? Most of us experience this a lot. In this podcast episode, you’ll learn a new way of thinking and communicating both in speaking and writing…
Are We Living in the Patreon Era?
Feb 22, 2018 • 46 min
Ads on Facebook, Google, and other platforms don’t convert as well as they used to. It’s getting harder to get your people to pay attention to your ads. Is this the end of the online advertising era? In this episode, we’re analyzing Patreon and other…
How to See Untapped Business Opportunities Everywhere You Look
Feb 10, 2018 • 60 min
Stuck coming up with a great business idea? Learn how to develop the skill of seeing opportunities everywhere, find ideas that match your skills and passion, get into the habit of generating new ideas every day and find the business idea that would…
The Hidden Productivity Benefits of Connecting With Your Wild Side
Feb 2, 2018 • 49 min
Let me guess: you spend a huge portion of your day sitting in a chair, staring at a screen. “Sitting in a chair, staring at a screen” is increasingly what everyone’s job description looks like. And especially entrepreneurs feel obliged to put in…
Emergency Intervention: How to Fix Your Crappy Copywriting
Jan 27, 2018 • 52 min
You need to fix your copywriting. If you can’t write words that convince, trying to grow your business will be like moving through molasses. Poor copy will handicap you every step of the way. Because there’s such an important need for this, I…
What Does Your Business Stand For? A Guide to Creating a Manifesto
Jan 19, 2018 • 53 min
People do business for all kinds of reasons and not all of those reasons are pragmatic. We don’t always choose the most optimal product for our needs at the lowest available price. In fact, we rarely do. Purchase decisions are driven by…
7 Highly Effective People Reveal Their Favorite Productivity Hacks
Jan 11, 2018 • 57 min
We all want freedom. Freedom in location, in time… but once you have it, it’s hard to stay productive and focused. In this episode, we brought our remote marketing team together, so that each of us can share our best tips with you on staying…
Irresistible Offers 4: 9 Examples of Irresistible Offers (and How They Could Have Gone Wrong)
Jan 4, 2018 • 51 min
In this final episode of our Irresistible Offers, we want to make it as practical as possible and analyze 9 amazing offers. You’ll learn what makes these offers so great, what sets them apart from their competitors and how these offers could’ve gone…
Irresistible Offers 3: How to Write Amazing Copy (Even if You Hate Copywriting)
Dec 19, 2017 • 54 min
In the previous episodes, you learned how you can find the best offers for your product. In the final episode of the “Irresistible Offer” series, we’ll uncover how to find the magic words for your copy that will make people buy. …
Irresistible Offers 2: How to Create a “Hell Yeah!” Offer
Nov 20, 2017 • 60 min
Once you have a great product idea, you need to figure out how to sell it. And it might be harder than creating the product itself… In this podcast episode, you’ll learn how to create different offers for the same product or service and what you can…
Irresistible Offers 1: The Riches Really Are in the Niches
Nov 10, 2017 • 48 min
Are you making the mistake of trying to appeal to everybody with your offer? You’re expecting to sell more, but what really happens is that your sales drop. In this episode, we’ll cover why this happens and how you can boost your sales by offering to…
The 2 Key Skills for Gaining Traction With Your Business
Oct 4, 2017 • 27 min
As an entrepreneur, you often find yourself doing jobs that at least 5 different people should be doing. There are a lot of new skills to learn - if you fail to do that, your business might fail too. In this episode, we’re sharing the two key factors…
The Paradox that is Slowing Down Your Progress (More Than You Think!)
Aug 30, 2017 • 33 min
The Internet is full of new information, exciting headlines, attractive posts. Then why do we at ActiveGrowth choose to discuss the same topic over and over again for multiple weeks? We truly believe that by slowing down, we help you progress faster….
Steal Like an Artist? How Copying the Wrong Way Will Doom Your Business
Aug 21, 2017 • 42 min
Looking at other businesses for inspiration is a good thing. Blindly copying whatever they do… not so much. Avoid coming across as unethical, inauthentic and fake, and learn how to collect inspiration the right way. Find the shownotes of…
Your Job is to Ship 5: How to Set Your Own Deadlines & Stick to Them
Aug 14, 2017 • 53 min
When do you start working on a project if you know that you have a whole month to ship it? Chances are, not today. And even if you are, you won’t be as productive as the days before the due date. Why do we depend so much on deadlines, and what happens…
Your Job is to Ship 4: Why “Just Do It” Just Doesn’t Work (& the Real Secrets to Being Super Productive)
Aug 7, 2017 • 58 min
Why can’t you just get yourself to be more productive and do the work you know you need to be doing? In this episode we explore the human brain and the secrets to habit formation, to find out. Apologies for the worse than usual sound quality in this one.…
Your Job is to Ship 3: Procrastination by Perfectionism is Killing Your Business
Jul 28, 2017 • 65 min
Entrepreneurs tend to procrastinate on shipping because of their fear of failure and worry that their service or product is not good enough yet to go live. This feeling is very common but often unjustified. In this podcast episode, we…
Your Job is to Ship 2: Are You Goal Setting Your Way to Failure?
Jul 24, 2017 • 43 min
Everything you’ve been told about how to set goals and achieve them is wrong. Well, almost everything. And definitely everything that involves “visualization” of any kind. Despite the popular belief, visualizing how great it will feel to…
Your Job is to Ship 1: Are You Chasing Bright Shiny Objects?
Jul 17, 2017 • 59 min
Coming up with a great product idea and building it is not the hardest part in your business. The hardest thing you’ll face is actually shipping it. In this first episode of our “Your Job Is To Ship” podcast series, we’ll give you six actionable…
Mixup: Do You Truly Own Your Business?
Jul 5, 2017 • 33 min
One of three pillars of ActiveGrowth is: own your platform. What does that mean? It means that your business is truly your own and you aren’t dependent on (or enslaved by) 3rd parties. An easier way to say it: don’t be a YouTuber. Or Instagrammer. Or…
Forget Traffic 4: Escape the Hamster Wheel
Jul 4, 2017 • 44 min
This episode was made in response to the first live ActiveGrowth Podcast webinar we held. From the questions and comments we got there, we figured out the two main things we could do to help you make the most of the “Forget Traffic!” philosophy….
Mixup Episode: 5 Ways Ego is Bad for Business
Jun 30, 2017 • 46 min
On the ActiveGrowth Podcast, we do in-depth content series and we do mixup episodes. A mixup episode is any episode that isn’t part of a series. This is our first mixup episode and in it, you’ll discover the 5 (sometimes subversive) ways in which your…
Forget Traffic 3: How to Build a Digital Product Empire, ‘Customer First’ Style
Jun 22, 2017 • 42 min
In the previous episodes, you discovered how quickly you can get your first few customers, using the right strategy. Getting these first customers is an example of doing something that doesn’t scale. Yes, you can use this strategy to create a full…
Forget Traffic 2: Step by Step Plan to Get Your First Customer (Without Needing Traffic)
Jun 22, 2017 • 50 min
We’ve covered the theory of the “customer first” approach in the last episode and showed how it can shortcut past a lot of time wasting work and lead to building a better business, faster. But what exactly does such a customer first strategy look…
Forget Traffic 1: The Useless Obsession With Traffic Generation
Jun 21, 2017 • 39 min
Most online businesses make traffic generation a priority. After all, the more traffic you get, the better it is for your business, right? As it turns out: wrong. Especially for new businesses, focusing on traffic generation is a distraction and waste…
Introducing the ActiveGrowth Podcast
Jun 20, 2017 • 12 min
In this “episode 0” introduction, you’ll learn why we started the ActiveGrowth podcast (hint: it’s not for a lack of podcasts in the online marketing space) and how we intend to be different.