Ray Edwards Show

Ray Edwards Show

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Prosperity With Purpose


Manifestation for Copywriters, Marketers, and Entrepreneurs - How I Plan to Get My Private Jet
Oct 14 • 53 min
How Mindset Creates Wealth with Cliff Ravenscraft
Oct 7 • 41 min
How to Create a Podcast with Pat Flynn
Sep 30 • 46 min
A Bunch of Stuff That Happened
Sep 23 • 32 min
Miracle Factor Masterclass
Sep 16 • 32 min
Make A Different Noise
Sep 9 • 52 min
The Experiment
Sep 2 • 37 min
The Miracle Equation with Hal Elrod
Aug 26 • 43 min
The Miracle Factor: Inspiration + Activation = Multiplication
Aug 19 • 22 min
Post-Event Breakdown
Aug 12 • 24 min
Saying Goodbye
Aug 5 • 20 min
Declare Delusional Dreams and Define Your Destiny
Jul 29 • 18 min
10 Uncomfortable Truths About Me
Jul 22 • 46 min
The Right Way To Do Masterminds
Jul 15 • 59 min
A Conversation with Dan Miller
From Biologist to Blogger
Jul 8 • 33 min
Transformation vs. Transaction
Jul 5 • 25 min
How To Start Your Own Profitable Copywriting Business NOW
Jul 1 • 21 min
Writers: How to Go From ZERO to $75K on Upwork
Jun 24 • 28 min
The Fun Formula with Joel Comm
Jun 17 • 51 min
How to Make $120,000 per Year Attending Live Events
Jun 10 • 50 min
How to Get Healthy - Without Going Crazy
Jun 3 • 62 min
Let’s Keep It Legal
May 27 • 52 min
There are so many legal requirements for starting an online business–is it even worth the effort? That’s what one of my students asked me last week. So I decided to get an attorney to answer. But not just any attorney–you’re gonna love this…
The Perfect Business
May 20 • 30 min
“Spiderman’s Marketing Lessons” - with Mike Kim
May 9 • 58 min
This week I welcome my friend and former student Mike Kim to the show. He’s an amazing marketing strategist, consultant, and copywriter. His podcast, “Brand You podcast” is the #1 podcast on personal branding according to Apple. Mike…
The DIfference Between Magic and Miracles
May 6 • 29 min
Interview With Chris Hogan
Apr 29 • 23 min
This week I’m talking with the amazing Chris Hogan about his new book, “Everyday Millionaires.” Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Ray’s Tip Of The Week Are you interested in making money every month automatically? Sound too far…
Interview with Stu McLaren
Apr 22 • 57 min
Are you interested in having guaranteed money in the bank every month? Then this week’s podcast is for you! I’m talking with my friend Stu McLaren, the founder of TribeWorkshop.com. Stu has become famous by helping entrepreneurs build low stress,…
Social Media Examiner, A Copywriting Empire- Interview With Michael Stelzner
Apr 15 • 55 min
What happened to Tiffany? What happened to Adriane? What happened to Sean? Where are they? Don’t worry, they’ll be back soon. We’ve all been traveling so much that we couldn’t find a time to get together in the studio. So we’ve batched a couple of…
From Comedian To Copywriter- Interview With Kevin Rogers
Apr 8 • 55 min
Over the past few weeks, we’ve had a “shake-up” on the show. We had several weeks in a row of freewheeling discussion with two of my assistants, Tiffany and Adrian, and my son, Sean. To please the long-time listeners, some of whom aren’t thrilled with…
Interview With David Garfinkel
Apr 1 • 60 min
Today it’s just my special guest and me. But never fear, Tiffany, Sean, and Adriane will be back very soon. For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some interviews I did with great copywriters. I asked them to share their philosophies about how to write…
Ben Settle’s Phantom Pooping Prospects
Mar 25 • 56 min
NOTE: The title of today’s episode is the work of Ben Settle, who promptly smacked my wrist for grabbing one of his old subject lines – and rightfully so. Ben is a friend – but we don’t steal from our enemies. We certainly don’t steal from our friends! So…
I Am A Capitalist Pig
Mar 18 • 42 min
This week we’re taking off the gloves! My son Sean and I–along with Tiffany and Adrianne–get down and dirty in a heated discussion about Capitalism and Socialism. It all started with a controversial Facebook post I wrote about why I’m a proud Capitalist…
Authentic Health With Dr. Gus Vickery
Mar 11 • 53 min
On today’s episode, I am interviewing Dr. Gus Vickery, a doctor in North Carolina and the author of the book, “Authentic Health.” As a part of his practice, he goes deep down in his patient’s history and blood work to find an individualized plan for them…
How To Get Clients Now
Mar 4 • 48 min
Today on the show, we talk about how to get clients now and the 3 pillars of building a copywriting business. We also do Q&A with Ray where my assistant, Tiffany, asks me some questions that you may or may not want to know the answers to. Click here to…
Everything Is My Fault
Feb 25 • 49 min
Just a sampling of comments on our last few podcasts… “You have ruined your podcast.” “I thought you were a Christian.” “You’re a complete f-ing a-hole.” And to be fair: “Best podcast you have ever done.” “This was a GREAT episode!” “Ray, I have always…
Does This Fat Make Me Look Fat?
Feb 18 • 40 min
Today on the podcast we are talking about TV preachers, how people feed their delusions and the meaning of beauty. Also, we have some fun questions that my assistant, Tiffany, asks in our new Q&A section. Click here to download or listen to this episode…
How To Market With Evil Intentions
Feb 11 • 48 min
Let’s say I discovered a secret language pattern than could force people to buy whatever I’m selling. Would you wan to know this tactic? Would you use it? What if people bought stuff they couldn’t afford for no other reason tan your tricky marketing…
Now For Something Completely Different
Feb 4 • 47 min
Today’s podcast is completely different than anything I have done in the past. Today, you get to listen in as my Executive Assistant, Tiffany Laughter-Twining, and my Personal Assistant, Adriane Allred – interview me. They’re asking me all the toughest,…
Marketing And The Meaning Of Life
Jan 28 • 38 min
Today we are talking about marketing and specifically how we are marketing in our businesses and the meaning of life. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. This Episode is Sponsered by How To Write Copy That Sells You can get my book by…
The One Skill To Rule Them All
Jan 21 • 41 min
What’s the highest leverage skill you can learn in business? What if there was a skill you could learn that would allow you to: Create a new product or company from thin air? Create cash windfalls on command Convince others of your belief or cause Decide…
How To Completely Reinvent Your Life And Your Way of Thinking About It
Jan 14 • 38 min
This is episode 371 of The Ray Edwards Show. I get asked frequently, how I became who I am and why I believe what I believe. I read and form opinions from what I read, and I am very good at finding brilliant minds. So I am sharing some of my favorite…
A Conversation With Ben Settle, Email Marketing Jedi
Jan 7 • 22 min
This week I am talking to the 10-minute workday creator, Ben Settle. We discuss trolls, social media, and what is coming out in the future. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Here are the highlights from today’s episode: • Ben plans his…
If You Can Believe It, You Can Achieve It- With Amy Porterfield
Jan 3 • 50 min
Welcome to the Ray Edwards show and 2019! For the first podcast of the year, I am talking to Amy Porterfield. We tackle life coaches, how to overcome your emotions, how to accept B+ work and why, and how Amy is making significant changes in her business,…
How To Make Change Stick
Dec 24, 2018 • 56 min
Today I am talking to the Mindset answer man, Cliff Ravenscraft. Cliff tells us how to make our resolutions stick. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Right now everybody is thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. A New Year’s…
There Is No Obstacle In Your Way
Dec 17, 2018 • 25 min
We don’t get to decide when things happen in our lives, like obstacles. We do get to choose what we do with those obstacles and what we make out of them. Perhaps these obstacles are the path to what you really want. Click here to download or listen to…
You Don’t Need Easy
Dec 10, 2018 • 25 min
Think about the things in your life that you consider problems. What if these thing could actually be used to propel you forward in life and business? What if you could use the things that seem to be working against you and make them work for you instead?…
The Amazing Story Of The Symphonic Copywriter
Dec 3, 2018 • 24 min
Today I am talking to Dr. Douglas Pew of Symphonic Copywriting. Dr. Pew is one of my copywriting students. His story of the transition from a university professor to a successful copywriter is genuinely inspiring. Click here to download or listen to this…
I’m Quitting
Nov 26, 2018 • 9 min
Yes, I’m quitting. I’m quitting all the things that make me stressed, unhappy — anything that makes me or others miserable. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Jesus talked about serving God and serving riches, but…
3 Things I Learned From Jeff Walker
Nov 19, 2018 • 28 min
Today I’m sharing 3 Things I Learned from Jeff Walker at LaunchCon. I just returned from a week in Orlando where we held our ESP Certified Copywriter Workshop. (Link: www.rayedwards.com/espcc) Shortly thereafter, we attended LaunchCon with Jeff Walker.…
Creating Disney Magic With Lee Cockerell
Nov 12, 2018 • 16 min
This week I am talking to Lee Cockerell. He is the former executive vice president of operations for the Walt Disney World resort. As the Senior Operating Executive for 10 years, Lee led a team of 40,000 cast members. He was responsible for the operations…
The One Thing That Changes Everything
Nov 5, 2018 • 30 min
What if I told you that one thing can change everything? In fact, the only thing that changes everything is one thing. Find out how to make use of this one thing now. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Some people…
The One Hour Launch
Oct 29, 2018 • 30 min
What If I told you that you could get all the financial and list building benefits from doing a launch in just one hour? Well, you can. My guest, Pete Vargas, will tell you how. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations A…
Why Every Business Is a Writing Business
Oct 22, 2018 • 14 min
Today on the show… Why Every Business Is a Writing Business. Even Apple has to use copy to make things sell- so do you, so do I. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations 2 Corinthians 5:16 New King James Version (NKJV)…
How To Recover From Big Mistakes Gracefully
Oct 15, 2018 • 27 min
Mistakes come in many forms. Some are humorous like the furniture store that unwittingly offered, “Free: one night stand, when you purchase a bed!” Or the church marquee that read, “Don’t let worries kill you, let the church help.” But other blunders,…
The Single Best Business to Start (If You Need Money Now)
Oct 8, 2018 • 32 min
I’ve been thinking about what I would recommend as the best business to start today. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a…
The Lazy Way To Riches
Oct 1, 2018 • 17 min
Today on the show… The lazy way to riches – okay, so the title is designed to provoke you. “If work feels bad, you’re doing it wrong.” Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Colossians 3:23-24 New International Version…
What Is Your Personal Code Of Conduct
Sep 24, 2018 • 22 min
Today on the show… We all have a code of conduct. Do you know what yours is? Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and…
The Ultimate Plan to Defeat Depression
Sep 17, 2018 • 28 min
Today on the show… Do you have a plan for Depression? I promise it has a plan for you Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls. Proverbs…
7 Lessons Learned From Jeff Walker
Sep 10, 2018 • 26 min
Today on the show… Lessons learned from one of the most influential people in my life – Jeff Walker. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight…
The Critics Get A Response
Sep 3, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode, Sean and I talk about the mechanical television, Tesla, beaming electricity through the air and how important education is, and why you should pay for it. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Resources…
The Most Expensive Training Ever (and Why I Won’t Recommend It)
Aug 27, 2018 • 40 min
Starting in my online business, I tried to take the cheap way out at every turn. That was a mistake. A costly one. “Experience is not the best teacher. Other people’s experience is the best teacher.” – Andy Andrews from The Noticer “The most expensive…
The Power Of Belief
Aug 20, 2018 • 32 min
Belief is a powerful force in the human life. What drives you to do what you do? And what causes you to do the things you don’t do? Placebo effect / Nocebo effect Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Matthew 6:34…
Turn Tragedy Into Treasure, Despair Into Delight, and Fear Into Power
Aug 13, 2018 • 46 min
Any person can Turn Tragedy Into Treasure, Despair Into Delight, and Fear Into Power by Using the 7-Step Reality Remapping Technique. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Polish-American scientist and philosopher remarked that “the map is…
Why I Spent $30,000 to Hang Out With My Friend
Aug 6, 2018 • 25 min
Does it sound crazy to pay $30,000 -to hang out with my friend? Why would I do that? Why expensive Masterminds, workshops, and training programs? Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Tip of the Week: The LUMAfusion video editing app for…
Too Old to Start Over?
Jul 30, 2018 • 37 min
I get this question, in some form or other, at least 3 times a week. It’s usually someone 50 or older, writing to me about why they can’t start a business online. It’s almost like they want me to sanction their excuses, “Am I too old?” “Is it too late?”…
Change Your Thinking And Change Your Life
Jul 23, 2018 • 46 min
Is it possible that by thinking a different way, you could experience life in a totally different way? Can you take control of your thoughts and eradicate depression and create joy? Today as I interview Cliff Ravenscraft, we discuss living the life of…
The ONE THING That Causes You To Fail
Jul 16, 2018 • 82 min
Are you tired of feeling sick, broke or like you are a failure? Today we go through the 12 principles of Think and Grow Rich, how to focus on your one thing, talk about being decisive people like the Disciples, and how to to get the best audio quality in…
Instant Momentum: How to Accelerate Your Success Now
Jul 9, 2018 • 34 min
How to compress decades of progress into months … and get INSTANT MOMENTUM. This is the key to rapid business success. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Tip of the Week Subscribe to and Comment on my YouTube Channel as we go for 5,000…
How To Punch Fear In The Face
Jul 2, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, I interview John Morgan-Bush. We discuss his book, War on Fear, and his life as a George W. Bush Impersonator. John explains the difference between living with daily debilitating fear, and practical fears, such as the awareness of danger.…
10 Books That Changed My Life
Jun 25, 2018 • 38 min
I love to read. Books have been my primary source of education. Today I share 10 Books that changed my life. Also in this episode… if God is all powerful and all loving, why do bad things happen to good people? … what may be the perfect vlogging camera……
How to Beat Parkinson’s (Or Anything)
Jun 18, 2018 • 48 min
Have you experienced a tragic loss? A devastating blow? A tough break? Have you had a setback? Even a minor inconvenience? When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011, it seemed like a devastating blow and a tragic loss. Today I want to share how you…
Why You Should Become a Blogger and How to Do It
Jun 11, 2018 • 37 min
If you want to build a purpose-driven, personality-based online business, blogging should be the cornerstone of your business. And I can think of no one better than Leslie Samuel to discuss this topic. Click here to download or listen to this episode now.…
What You Believe is What You Receive
Jun 4, 2018 • 87 min
Your belief determines your destiny. What you believe about anything determines what you receive, whether it’s your life, your business, your personal performance or your identity. In this episode we’re going to unpack why what you believe about…
5 Strategies to Make You More Persistent
May 28, 2018 • 31 min
What does it mean to be more persistent and why is it important? Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Tip of the Week: The ONE PLATFORM To Build Your Business Looking for a solution to your tech nightmare when it comes to running your…
The Cure for Procrastination
May 21, 2018 • 23 min
Have you ever struggled with missed deadlines, hurried work, increased stress, and lost opportunities because of procrastination? Imagine overcoming procrastination once and for all, so you restore joy for your work, strengthen your relationships, and…
9 Reasons You Need a Book-Reading Plan
May 14, 2018 • 23 min
In our fast-paced and entertainment-saturated culture, it’s easy to let book-reading fall by the wayside. In fact, many studies show that after college, the average person only reads 3 more books for the rest of their life! And don’t be tempted to think…
7 Lies That Are Destroying Your Life
May 7, 2018 • 29 min
On this week’s podcast, we discuss “To increase your performance, increase expectation.” Take note as we shine a spotlight on the 7 Lies That Are Destroying Your Life. If you’ve ever said, “there is nothing I can do, or I have mastered that, or I know…
How To Have More Aha Moments
Apr 30, 2018 • 30 min
Have you ever wondered if those AHA! Moments, Big Ideas, Eureka Breakthroughs just happen or if you can set yourself up to experience more of them? What if you could create an environment to generate Brilliant Ideas… On today’s podcast, I share how you…
The Dark Side Of Success
Apr 23, 2018 • 28 min
Success comes with surprises — the ones we don’t like, we call problems. Doesn’t the Bible say to be content with what you have? A tip on how to say “No” to someone who won’t take “no” for an answer. Click here to download or listen to this episode now.…
How We Had Our First Million Dollar Year
Apr 16, 2018 • 22 min
We’ve just come off two years where we crossed the one million mark in revenue. We’re working on year number three and it looks like a pretty sure bet we’re going to do it again. I’ve had a lot of questions and we’ve hosted a couple of workshops where we…
15 Liberating Truths About Money
Apr 9, 2018 • 23 min
If your self-worth comes from your bank account, you’re going to be a nervous wreck the rest of your life. You’d better find a different foundation to stake your life on. Today we discuss 15 slavery-inducing, life-murdering lies about money that you’ve…
Why Selling Your Product Is More Virtuous Than Giving It Away For Free
Apr 2, 2018 • 52 min
In today’s episode we discuss whether it’s more virtuous to give your products away for free, or to charge for your work. If a corporation is making 25% profit or more, eyebrows go up and there may be pressure to “give back.” Have you ever wondered about…
3 Things I Learned From Losing $200 Million
Mar 26, 2018 • 39 min
No, it’s not like I had a bag with $200 Million Dollars and left it at the bus depot. But today, I’m going to share with you what turned out to be the 3 Primary Lessons I Learned From Losing $200 Million Dollars. How to face your reality in relation to…
Why You MUST Make Big, Bold Promises
Mar 19, 2018 • 29 min
Today I want to enter into an interesting discussion Ken MacArthur started on Facebook https://www.facbook.com/marketingtactics. Ken states, “Serious question, I’ve always been a skeptic. I have no problem under-promising and over-delivering, but I’ve…
How to Finally Master Your Time
Mar 12, 2018 • 26 min
Time is an interesting resource unlike any other. Any two people have differing financial resources, and differing skills and talents. We have different opportunities, different circumstances, and a different network of friends and acquaintances. But we…
The 5 Phases of a Prosperous Business
Mar 5, 2018 • 48 min
Today I want to cover some new directions for the company and how we’re going to be helping you in new and improved ways. Don’t worry, we’ll continue to focus on: Copywriting and marketing Building an online business Strengthening your spiritual life I…
The Rise Of The Youpreneur, An Interview With Chris Ducker
Feb 26, 2018 • 30 min
Chris Ducker’s book Virtual Freedom is a best seller, he has employed over 450 full-time employees, and he has built multi seven-figure businesses. Chris is frequently featured in INC., Entrepreneur, Success, and Huffington Post. He’s the founder of…
The One Thing You Can’t Outsource
Feb 19, 2018 • 31 min
Outsourcing is so hot right now. I blame Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4 Hour Workweek and Chris Ducker’s book, Virtual Freedom for starting the outsourcing phenomenon. In Tim’s book he tells you why you should do it and Chris tells you how to do it. In fact,…
Profit First- An Interview With Mike Michalowicz
Feb 12, 2018 • 32 min
Today we discuss a unique method by which you can guarantee your business will always have a profit (even from day 1). You’ll never miss having a profit because you take your profit first. My guest is Mike Michalowicz. Mike is the successful entrepreneur…
Are You Important?
Feb 5, 2018 • 25 min
Out of a hundred people who hear this, one of you will do this and you’re the one who will succeed. I have a question that I would seriously like you to think about. Are you important? Are you? This is a vital question and it speaks to something we call…
The Devastation Of Toleration
Jan 29, 2018 • 29 min
I have a proposal for you in today’s episode: You have in your life what you tolerate. What you tolerate is what you receive in life. I already know there are a lot of people who are coming up with examples to prove me wrong. There are people saying,…
An Interview With Ken McCarthy
Jan 22, 2018 • 70 min
Today’s podcast is a lesson in the history of marketing online. I believe there is great value in knowing the history of our industry. Most of you in direct response internet marketing may not know we owe our careers to Ken McCarthy. Time Magazine credits…
How To Cash In On LinkedIn
Jan 15, 2018 • 37 min
Today I talk with the genius, the master, the go-to-guy, the king of all things LinkedIn…John Nemo. As one of the top promoters of Copywriting Academy, John Nemo joined me at my Joint Venture Mastermind at The Coeur d’Alene Resort in Alene, Idaho. No one…
The Pathway To Prosperity This Year
Jan 8, 2018 • 31 min
We’re talking about prosperity. That’s the word of the year with my company and with me. What does it mean to prosper? We know that it means to do well financially, but it’s so much more than that. It’s your health, your relationships, it’s the ways you…
New Year-Now What?
Jan 1, 2018 • 18 min
This week is a special edition of the podcast. It’s 100% Spiritual Foundations – so, if you’re not into that, you may want to skip this one. During today’s episode… * The one theme found throughout the Bible that applies to your goals, dreams, and…
7 Days To A Brand New You
Dec 25, 2017 • 36 min
Conventional wisdom tells us that success takes time…sometimes a long time. Well, I think we’ve been lied to, and I can prove it. In this episode I’m going to give you a set of tools that will put you on the pathway to a brand new you in seven short days,…
How to Build Your List by Giving Away Your Best Content for Free
Dec 18, 2017 • 53 min
Content marketing is a hot industry buzzword right now, and everyone seems to have a theory about what works. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time for theory, so in this episode I’m going to show what we do in our own content marketing…because it…
7 Reasons We Bought A Coffee Shop
Dec 11, 2017 • 46 min
If you’ve listened to this podcast for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly heard us extol the virtues of Revel 77, our favorite coffee shop. So, when its existence was in jeopardy we stepped out and bought it. But that begs the question, “Why the heck…
Make Your Own YouTube Reality Show & Grow Your Business Like Crazy
Dec 4, 2017 • 34 min
You can hardly open your email these days without seeing someone promising the super-secret key to insane business growth. I know that the title of this episode seems like over-the-top clickbait, but by the time we’re done you’ll see that it’s no…
The One With Amy Porterfield
Nov 27, 2017 • 35 min
All of us want a business that hums along, routinely churning out profits as if on autopilot, but how the heck do you do that? This week I’ve enlisted the help of the undisputed market leader to teach you practical steps to amplify, accelerate, and…
The One With Marie Forleo
Nov 20, 2017 • 42 min
Just like you, Marie Forleo started her business with nothing more than a laptop and a dream. Now she commands a socially-conscious digital empire that touches millions of people, and makes millions of dollars. In this episode we’re going to talk with…
John Carlton: The Most Ripped-Off Copywriter Alive
Nov 13, 2017 • 82 min
There’s a shift happening in the world of copywriting. People are beginning to recognize the wisdom that can be gleaned from studying the fundamentals of copy directly from the masters themselves. In this episode, we’re going to help you walk that path by…
The Entrepreneurial Manifesto
Nov 6, 2017 • 44 min
Your core beliefs control everything you do, from your attitudes to the actions you take each day. But how did you develop those beliefs? Did you thoughtfully choose them yourself, or were they handed to you over time from potentially unqualified sources?…
The Death and Rebirth of Email Marketing
Oct 30, 2017 • 50 min
Remember the good old days of email marketing when you could just send email to someone and they would actually look forward to receiving it? While it’s true that email marketing was different in the past, I believe there is a case to be made that we are…
7 Beliefs That Create Success
Oct 23, 2017 • 49 min
What you believe controls how much success you’re willing to allow yourself to experience. Is it possible that by tweaking what you believe you could start to achieve things you once thought impossible? In this episode we’re going to begin to examine and…
The Truth About “The Parkinson’s” (raw, real, and uncut)
Oct 19, 2017 • 28 min
I just listened to an episode of Amy Porterfield‘s podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy. That episode shook me up (hah hah, the first Parkinson’s joke of the episode). After hearing Amy speak so powerfully, I felt an overwhelming sense that I needed to say…
Building A Storybrand With Donald Miller
Oct 16, 2017 • 43 min
Stories have a way of sticking with us. The world of marketing is changing around us, and those businesses that don’t invite their customers into a heroic story will soon find themselves forgotten. If you’re tired of your marketing having the same affect…
How To Live Long and Prosper
Oct 9, 2017 • 26 min
You’ve heard and read me talking about this topic of prosperity for some time now. If you’re still reading, chances are you have at least cautiously accepted the idea that you, too, may prosper. At this point you may even be thinking, “Ray, you’ve sold me…
Profit First, Broke Never
Sep 25, 2017 • 39 min
It’s the dark secret of many small business entrepreneurs – most are a couple of bad months away from total bankruptcy. I learned this lesson the hard way after generating hundreds of millions and having nothing to show for it. While I changed that over…
Breaking Through Your Upper Limits
Sep 18, 2017 • 62 min
We all have fears and beliefs that hold us back, but what we don’t usually have is a proven process that can destroy, once and for all, the limits those fears and beliefs place on us. This week I sit down with my friend Cliff Ravenscraft for an in-depth…
How To Reinvent Your Business, Your Income and Your Life
Sep 11, 2017 • 52 min
If you ask a room full of people with jobs why they go to work, what do you think their answer would be? Probably something like, “To pay the bills… because I have to… because I have an addiction to living indoors with plumbing…” If you ask entrepreneurs…
21 Money Myths That Keep You Broke
Sep 4, 2017 • 58 min
Where did you get your beliefs about money? Chances are they were not consciously chosen, and that they aren’t a well thought-out integrated “philosophy of money.” The most commonly held misconceptions about money are actually dangerous deceptions……
5 Reasons You Need A Mastermind
Aug 28, 2017 • 34 min
Most people have heard of a mastermind, but they don’t truly understand the power masterminds produce or how to correctly participate in one. Even fewer people know the five reasons you need a mastermind…that and more will be revealed in this week’s…
There Must Be More: Interview With Frank Viola
Aug 26, 2017 • 31 min
This is a special “Bonus Episode” of the show, which consists exclusively of my interview with author Frank Viola, discussing his new book, There Must Be More. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Buy a copy of Frank’s book, There Must Be…
Is Affluenza A Thing?
Aug 21, 2017 • 44 min
Have you ever felt guilty about the amount of stuff you have? This is something Christian entrepreneurs deal with all the time. It goes something like this, “If you were a real Christian you would sell your stuff and give the money to the poor.” This…
How to Become Wealthy as an Unknown Writer
Aug 14, 2017 • 71 min
This is our time. It’s time for the writers, the scribblers, the storytellers and teachers to take out those manuscripts, those Moleskins full of ideas, and those dreams of making a living as a writer and finally bring them to fruition. If you’ve followed…
How To Get Free Podcast Listeners From Apple and Other Media Giants
Aug 7, 2017 • 42 min
So here’s the deal…you have a podcast and now you need listeners. By now you’ve discovered that it takes more than putting your show up on iTunes and expecting subscribers to just come out of the woodwork and become raving fans. One of the easiest ways to…
Why You Need To Do Live Video
Jul 31, 2017 • 22 min
Live video is a big deal these days, and it seems like everyone is doing it. It’s great for business. If you do it right. But if you’re like many people, you’ve never dipped your toe into the video pool. Maybe it seems too complicated, or you feel like…
Why You’ll Never Be Productive, Rich & Happy
Jul 24, 2017 • 35 min
Does any of the following sound familiar? You set goals but never seem to hit them…you never seem satisfied…you experience up’s and down’s, but always seem to live your life somewhere in the messy middle…you have that “someday I’ll be happy” mentality. If…
I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing
Jul 17, 2017 • 75 min
As entrepreneurs, we have one mandate…get as rich as possible. How did you react when you read that? Did it make you feel uncomfortable and even a little squeamish? Money is not a “zero sum game” (meaning in order for me to win you have to lose) – it is…
10 Reasons Why You Should Host Your Own Live Events
Jul 10, 2017 • 43 min
Hosting a live event is complex, expensive, risky, and stressful. Yet for some of us, live events seem like a necessity due to our business model. Even if you have decided that hosting a live event, seminar, or workshop is just too big a pain…Even if you…
How To Build an Email List Fast
Jul 3, 2017 • 27 min
Everybody knows that to succeed online you need to build your emails list. Email is still the most effective selling tool online. Videos, webinars, and “the socials” don’t work without email. But building an email list is hard. Unless you know the secrets…
How To Create Content Fast
Jun 26, 2017 • 26 min
If you want to build an online business, or if you want to go online to promote your local, real-world business, you face the same challenge. There are a bajillion websites out there, so how do you stand out in a Sea of Sameness? It’s easy to wast time,…
5 Reasons You Don’t Get Things Done
Jun 19, 2017 • 36 min
Do you have a list of things that need to get done, but for some reason you never seem to get around to doing them? Sometimes it appears that everyone around you seems like a productivity genius…while you struggle to remember to feed the cat. Fear not…
Build a Business Around a Podcast
Jun 12, 2017 • 63 min
Are you looking for a way to grow your tribe and build a business around your passion? Have you ever considered starting a podcast, but your concerns about the expense, the work, and the commitment it takes to start and maintain a successful podcast make…
Real Artists Don’t Starve
Jun 5, 2017 • 56 min
True or False: You can’t be a real artist and make money. Most other professions are more reliable and stable than any kind of art. A lower percentage of artists make a stable, livable income than other For art to be pure, the artist should not do it for…
Catch and Release Leadership
May 29, 2017 • 47 min
Here’s the problem: you want to build a business, an organization, a church, or a body of work. Something that has long-term significance and impact. Yet it often feels like you’re forced to focus on short-term gains. In this episode, we’ll introduce you…
The View from the Top with Aaron Walker
May 22, 2017 • 40 min
Too often we go through life bouncing from one random event to the next, always reacting to our circumstances and allowing them to dictate our lives. If you’re ever going to take control of your destiny, you have to be able to learn to adjust to…
Married To The Business
May 15, 2017 • 38 min
You are the pioneer. The entrepreneur. The explorer. The risk-taker. But you find yourself married to, or in business with, a settler. A homesteader. A risk-avoider. In this episode, our very special guest is going to blow your mind with her insights…
Should I Write a Book?
May 8, 2017 • 33 min
You hear so many people saying you should write a book. Your business may be struggling, and it’s tempting to buy into the idea that writing a book will give your business that boost you need. The credibility and authority a book would give you are huge.…
How Do I Attract Better Customers?
May 1, 2017 • 26 min
You have customers but they are cheap, complain a lot, and are a pain to deal with. If they aren’t controlled, corralled, and completely ejected they can eat your time, your cash flow, and your business alive. This week we’re going to show you how to fix…
How Do I Solve a Cash-Flow Problem?
Apr 24, 2017 • 26 min
For many business owners, cash-flow can be a huge problem. Most businesses that fail do so because of this one problem…they run out of money. Cash-flow is the lifeblood of a business, and in this episode we’re going to give you several ways to solve this…
How Do I Sell Using Stories?
Apr 17, 2017 • 23 min
Are you getting the results you want from your sales and marketing efforts? Maybe you’ve heard you should use stories to sell, perhaps you’ve even tried it, but how do you consistently make it work? Successfully telling stories is the key to selling your…
How Do I Get A Bigger Audience?
Apr 10, 2017 • 32 min
You have a message, a product, or a service and you want to spread the message far and wide. But despite your best efforts, you don’t seem to be getting any traction. In this episode we’ll show you how to be like your heroes and make money while making an…
Why You Need A Mentor
Apr 3, 2017 • 21 min
Early in my copywriting business I was doing client work for 80-100 hours per week, I was killing myself. Two mentors intervened and got me out of that madness. Almost every business success story I can name has a mentor – or several. Today we’ll talk…
How to Change the World
Mar 27, 2017 • 23 min
If you’ve listened to this show for any length of time, you know that our intro music is a catchy little ditty about changing the world and watching your business grow. This week we’re going to introduce you to the five influences you exert as a business…
10 Commandments of Hiring a Copywriter
Mar 20, 2017 • 23 min
You know you need great copy to sell your stuff, and you’re thinking of hiring a copywriter, but how can you make sure you don’t get ripped off? In this episode we’ll show you how to successfully navigate these waters and arrive safely on the shores of…
Copywriting Q&A With Sean & Ray
Mar 13, 2017 • 36 min
You asked…we answered. In this episode we’re going to answer seven of the most common questions we get about copywriting. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations “And my God shall supply all your need according to His…
The 5 Readers You Either Benefit Or Betray
Mar 6, 2017 • 31 min
When you write, whether it’s copy, essays, or words of any nature, you’re making a much bigger impact than you think. Almost without fail more people will read what you write than you believe. In a very real sense you’re setting waves into motion. Click…
Seven Weird Ways to Use Copy
Feb 27, 2017 • 20 min
You know copywriting is used to sell stuff… but today we’re about to show you how it’s not just for sales pages any more. As a matter of fact, when consciously employed, copywriting becomes the “quantifiable multiplier” for every part of your business and…
How to Make Your Business President-Proof
Feb 20, 2017 • 28 min
You may feel like the world is spinning out of control, but regardless of which side of the political spectrum you happen to be on, or who is President, I think we can all agree it’s better to not just survive…but thrive. In today’s episode we will…
How to Achieve Instant Success
Feb 13, 2017 • 33 min
How we define success is important, and the way most people define it is flawed at best. I propose anyone can enjoy instant success, and still be engaged in growing, achieving, and serving, but more about that later… Also coming up, how you can get MY new…
How To Become A Blogger
Feb 6, 2017 • 48 min
If you want to build an effective online presence, gain influence with an audience, ask people to join your cause or buy into your ideas…it all starts with a blog. In my opinion, there’s nobody better qualified to teach us than my guest on today’s…
The Apps & Tools We Use to Make Stuff
Jan 30, 2017 • 49 min
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is about what specific apps, websites, sources, courses, and other tools we use to make stuff. In this episode we’ll get geeky with you and dive deep into that exact subject. Click here to download or…
Focus Leads To Mastery
Jan 23, 2017 • 31 min
Most people wish they could end each and every day proud of what they’ve accomplished. Trouble is, most people simply don’t know HOW to make that happen. Today, my guest on the podcast, John Lee Dumas, has an answer that will help you. Click here to…
How To Make Money Fast
Jan 16, 2017 • 37 min
Have you ever been in a position where you need money, and you need it quickly? Most of us have gone through a season in our lives where we find ourselves in a cash-flow crunch, and we need money fast. To help you avoid making an unwise, knee-jerk…
The Ethical Side Hustle
Jan 9, 2017 • 36 min
Is it ethical, or even possible, to have a full-time job and also build a business on the side? This is a big deal for a lot of people who want to pursue their own business without throwing their family into financial chaos by quitting their job. If…
How To Sell Well
Jan 2, 2017 • 23 min
Selling is a problem for a lot of people because they associate it with being pushy and slimy. What if selling could be a soul-enriching experience where everyone comes out on the winning side? Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Feature…
The Long-Awaited Listener Appreciation Show!
Dec 26, 2016 • 37 min
Coming up this week… Finally…The Listener Appreciation Show! Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Feature Segment: “The Listener Appreciation Show” This episode is going to be a little different, it’s all about you! Sean and I will be…
How To Overcome Everything
Dec 19, 2016 • 36 min
Coming up this week… Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? A magic photo bag that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside And a remarkable conversation with Mark Goblowski, creator of the Strength Through the Struggle podcast…
7 Lessons Learned at the Gym From My Son
Dec 12, 2016 • 35 min
Coming up this week… How to triple your productivity… instantly. If God wants us healed, healthy, and wealthy… then why aren’t we? and then, of course, 7 Lessons Learned at the Gym From My Son” Click here to download or listen to this episode now.…
The Most Powerful Life-Change Force In The World
Dec 5, 2016 • 31 min
Coming up this week… A free training that will give you the seven steps you can take to design the life you want. How to avoid your own personal 40 years in the desert and then, of course, The Most Powerful Life-Change Force In the World Click here to…
5 Good Reasons to Set Goals for 2017
Nov 23, 2016 • 38 min
Coming up this week… A free ebook on the 8 strategies successful people are using now to accomplish more next year. Why I believe it’s proper for Christians to set goals…it’s even our “sacred duty.” And then, of course, 5 Good Reasons to Set Goals for…
Why I Won’t Promote Your Product
Nov 14, 2016 • 35 min
Coming up this week… Good reasons to get a “checkup from the neck up” and eliminate your “stinkin thinkin”. How to avoid a common, heart breaking loss. It’s a shame so many people suffer this, when it’s so easy to avoid. And … “Why I Won’t Promote Your…
How to Get 10,000 Subscribers in 9 Days
Nov 7, 2016 • 40 min
You probably know “the money is in the list” – the email list. Notably, your email list. The people to whom you have permission to send marketing emails. Press send. Make money. But how does one get an email list. That’s what today’s episode is all about.…
The Trick Or Treat Email Marketing Guide
Oct 31, 2016 • 72 min
Email marketing can be a scary proposition. In this episode, we’ll be your personal ghostbusters and turn the trick of email marketing into a treat. Who ya gonna call? Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations I’m sure…
How To Cut Your Ad Budget & Increase Sales
Oct 24, 2016 • 46 min
Cutting your ad budget while increasing sales sounds totally counterintuitive, right? Au contraire, my intrepid listener. In this episode we’ll not only show you how to do exactly that, but also why you should start doing it right now. Join us on another…
How To Make Your Annual Income In A Single Month
Oct 17, 2016 • 46 min
Think about your income…how much do you make every month? Now think about your annual income. What if you could earn your ANNUAL income… next month? This is a typical occurrence for the people who use the technique I’m revealing in this week’s episode.…
3 Ways To Double Your Income Before Christmas
Oct 10, 2016 • 17 min
In this episode we show you how anyone can double their income by Christmas by following this time-tested formula. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Every day you make one choice that sets the tone for the success…
The One With Brian Kurtz and a $100 MILLION DOLLAR Swipe File
Oct 3, 2016 • 52 min
This week’s show is an interview with Brian Kurtz, direct marketing expert and co-author of the must-have upcoming book The Advertising Solution. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Tip of the Week Our tip this week is the app WhatSize.…
Creating a Haven of Peace
Sep 26, 2016 • 49 min
This week’s show is an interview with Joanne Miller, the author of Creating a Haven of Peace. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Tip of the Week: Apple’s all-new iOS 10 is a winner, especially for iPhone users. Spiritual Foundations…
The Four Cornerstones of Strategic Living
Sep 19, 2016 • 35 min
This week’s show is an interview with Brian Holmes, the author of 4 Cornerstones for Strategic Living: A Proven Framework For Building the Life You Want With What You Have. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Feature Segment: An…
How to Get Better at Everything
Sep 12, 2016 • 27 min
There are two magic words that empower you to become better at anything and everything… and in this episode, we’ll explore those words and how to use them. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations “No temptation has…
Does Everybody Need a Sales Letter?
Sep 5, 2016 • 27 min
You might not know this but you DO need a sales letter. Here are 5 reasons why you MUST have a sales letter… Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count…
Systemize and Optimize the Enterprise
Aug 29, 2016 • 28 min
Do you really KNOW your business? Find out why Phase 5 is so important to the growth and development of your Enterprise! Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations “I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God…
How to Sell More of Whatever You Sell
Aug 22, 2016 • 22 min
It’s time for Phase 4 – MARKETING! Let’s recap the first 3 phases first, because these must be done before you get to Phase 4… Phase 1: Problem-Pain-Person, Initial Analysis (The ‘P’ from the Pastor Framework) What problem are you solving? What is the…
7 Lessons Learned at Copywriting Academy Live
Aug 15, 2016 • 30 min
On today’s show, we will take a one week break from our Five Phases Series and talk about the 7 lessons we learned at Copywriting Academy Live! Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations “Therefore be imitators of God as…
The Deadliest Mistake You Can Make In Business
Aug 8, 2016 • 21 min
On today’s show, we will be delving into Phase 3 of our 5-Phase Business Roadmap. We’re talking about the “deadliest mistake you can make in business” – the failure to sell. Which means, we’re talking about copywriting! Click here to download or listen to…
How to Know Your Product Will Sell
Aug 1, 2016 • 23 min
Last week we began to outline the 5 Phases of Business Development Today we’ll cover Phase 2: How to Know Your Product Will Sell. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Fear keeps us from becoming all God intends for…
The 5 Phases of Business Development You Must Not Skip
Jul 25, 2016 • 25 min
So many times people have asked us for a business roadmap. Or a checklist. Where do you start? Well, what are those 100 things? Turns out you can neatly break them into 5 sections, or phases of business development. Today we’ll cover Phase 1. Click here…
#241 How to Prosper With Purpose
Jul 18, 2016 • 44 min
Last week’s episode was a hot one – as we covered how to promote and sell your products and services online. If you haven’t listened to episode #240 of The Ray Edwards Show, we recommend that you do so. This week, we’re tackling the issue that really…
#240 How to Promote Your Products
Jul 11, 2016 • 52 min
Last week we discussed packaging your passion – turning your wisdom and experience into a knowledge product. We covered the 3 converging marketplace forces that make that possible. This week, we’ll assume you’ve identified your passion and decided how to…
#239 Package Your Passion
Jul 4, 2016 • 33 min
How do you take your life’s passion – the thing that lights you up inside, that brings you joy, that makes you come alive – and turn that passion into a book, a product or a business? Can anyone do it? Should you? How do you do it? Click here to download…
#238 Grow Your Business With LinkedIn
Jun 27, 2016 • 48 min
On today’s show, we’ll explore how to use the most powerful website you don’t understand – LinkedIn! Our special guest is John Nemo. Since 2012, John Nemo has helped hundreds of Business Coaches, Consultants, Trainers, Small Business Owners, Sales and…
#237 How To Grow Your Business
Jun 20, 2016 • 33 min
This is not just for online businesses, but how to grow ANY business… and it starts with obeying the 7 Immutable Laws of Business Growth. Listen to the episode for more detail. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations…
#236 How to Run Your Online Business
Jun 13, 2016 • 35 min
This is not just for online businesses, but how to run ANY business… and it starts with avoiding the “5 Failings That Will Kill Your Business.” Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations Business IS Spiritual “The people…
#235 How to Start Your Online Business
Jun 6, 2016 • 30 min
So how exactly do you start your online business… A business based on what you know. A business based on what you enjoy. …a Wisdom Enterprise! Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations What Does It Mean To Walk In Your…
#234 What Do You Do, Exactly?
May 30, 2016 • 39 min
At a recent meeting of my mastermind group, I was asked an interesting question… “What exactly to you do, Ray?” It’s a great question that deserves more than just a one sentence answer, so I’ve decided to do something a little different for the next few…
#233: Cliff Ravenscraft, “I Am Not Spock”
May 23, 2016 • 72 min
Note: This episode is the second half of my conversation with Cliff Ravenscraft, aka The Podcast Answer Man. You can listen to Part One by clicking here. Cliff Ravenscraft is the king of helping people start their own podcast. He’s helped thousands of…
#232: Cliff Ravenscraft On Hamilton, Typecasting, and Ambition
May 16, 2016 • 62 min
Cliff Ravenscraft is the king of helping people start their own podcast. He’s helped thousands of people do it. But wait – there’s more… This is fascinating conversation ended up being so far-ranging, we had to make it two episodes. We’ll discover… Why…
#231: Business On Earth As It Is In Heaven
May 9, 2016 • 44 min
Andy Mason is a remarkable man, doing remarkable work: helping small business owners and world-class CEO’s bring the supernatural realm into the world of business. In this interview, you’ll find out… How a real-life shepherd had an “Abraham moment” – and…
#230: 7 Secrets of Selling Through Serving
May 2, 2016 • 23 min
What if I told you it’s possible to make money by just giving stuff away? Well, that’s exactly what I’m telling you today. Plus… How to decide what kind of day to have. Send snail-mail from your iPhone. …and flair! Click here to download or listen to this…
#229: Social Media Marketing World 2016
Apr 25, 2016 • 36 min
We just returned from Social Media Marketing World 2016, and this episode is filled with our impressions, some takeaways, and tips. We get into what you can do to make any conference trip better, and how to get the most from your conference dollars. How…
#228: From Overworked to Over The Moon: Laura Roeder
Apr 18, 2016 • 32 min
This is a special edition of the Ray Edwards Show where I interview the founder of Meet Edgar, Laura Roeder. I love her story and I think you will too! Laura Roeder is… The founder of MeetEdgar, a new social media automation tool designed to prevent…
#227: 7 Reasons Why You Must Master Copywriting
Apr 11, 2016 • 40 min
It’s a wild-west version of the show, as Sean and Ray are operating on too little sleep and too much caffeine. The subject: why you must master copywriting, especially if you think you don’t need to. Click here to download or listen to this episode now.…
#226: 7 Keys to More Effective Copywriting
Apr 4, 2016 • 28 min
Today’s podcast is filled with action steps you can put to work in your business right away. These steps are designed to make more money. It should be no surprise to you but all seven steps involve your copywriting skills. But we’re not going esoteric on…
#225: 3 Killer Copy Tactics That Create Cash
Mar 28, 2016 • 44 min
Copywriting is the single most valuable skill you can develop in business. It’s the only skill you can use to create more sales, out of thin air, without spending more on ads or changing your product or delivery. And if you need cash quick, you’re going…
#224: The Perfect Day Formula
Mar 21, 2016 • 58 min
Most people live lives of robotic repetition… they are just going through the motions, and about 90% of those motions are the same ones they went through yesterday. Most people follow routines and rituals they have never consciously thought through. But…
#223: Why You Must A.D.O.R.E. Your Tribe
Mar 14, 2016 • 53 min
You probably know it’s good to care about your audience. But I think you should go far beyond that. You should A.D.O.R.E. them! In this week’s episode, you’ll find… Why you are about to experience more favor, abundance, and “happy accidents” than you have…
#222: Anatomy of a Six-Figure Product Launch
Mar 7, 2016 • 71 min
It’s another first for the Ray Edwards Show. Imagine sitting in on one of our private team meetings in which we discuss a product launch. Recently, we held just such a meeting and we recorded it. We invite you to listen in, as we recap what happened in…
#221: A “Deep Dive” Conversation With Michael Hyatt
Mar 2, 2016 • 49 min
I’m so excited to offer you this special bonus episode of the Ray Edwards Show. Today you’re in for a real treat, as you listen in on a conversation with Michael Hyatt. In this week’s episode, Michael shares some practical lessons from his new book,…
#220: Four Dimensional Productivity
Feb 29, 2016 • 26 min
Do things in your business and your life ever get so crazy that you feel totally stressed out, overwhelmed, and ready to run & hide until it’s all over? Me neither. But if that did ever happen, here’s what I would do… In this week’s episode, you’ll find……
#219: Magic Words That Make You Rich
Feb 22, 2016 • 34 min
In this week’s episode, Sean turns the tables on Ray. The interviewer is now the one being interviewed. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Feature Segment: Sean Edwards Interviews Ray Edwards Sean gets to ask Ray the questions this…
#218: How to Multiply Sales and Profits of Any Business
Feb 15, 2016 • 26 min
What if you could go from struggle to stratosphere? Fumbling to flying? What if you could multiply the sales and profits of any business? That’s what this episode is all about. In this episode… How to multiply sales and profits of any business. Ray’s # 1…
#217: How to Always Hit Your Goals
Feb 8, 2016 • 25 min
Many of us have one or more goals we just can’t seem to crack. Maybe it’s those stubborn “last 10 pounds” (or last 50 pounds) you just can’t seem to lose. Perhaps it’s the debt you never seem to pay off. Whatever the goal may be, if you’d like a system…
#216: Why Faith Friday Is Ending
Feb 5, 2016 • 3 min
The Ray Edwards Show will continue to publish without fail every week. We have never missed a week. But… The “Faith Friday” and weekly “Deep Dive” episodes are coming to an end. It was an experiment, and all the date tells me we’re making the right move…
#215: Conversation with Paul B Evans
Feb 3, 2016 • 39 min
Success is not an accident. That’s what Paul B Evans says. And he says if you want to be successful, you have to make it happen on purpose. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Links Mentioned In the Show The Paul B Evans Website. The…
#214: How to Write Copy That Sells
Feb 1, 2016 • 19 min
Do you know what the most important skill in business is? Persuasive communication. And persuasive communication is at the heart of great Copywriting. Today, a reading from my forthcoming book, How to Write Copy That Sells. Click here to download or…
#213: What Is Practical About Jesus?
Jan 29, 2016 • 18 min
Many (if not most) modern Christians have a “pop-up Jesus”… we “pop him up” on Sunday morning, or maybe while we’re listening to Christian radio. But when the chips are down (sickness, relationship trouble, financial problems), we often turn to more…
#212: Pat Flynn on How to Know If Your Business Idea Will Work
Jan 27, 2016 • 36 min
You have a great business idea — or so you think. But will it work? That’s the subject of Pat Flynn’s new book, Will It Fly?, and in this Deep Dive Conversation, we dig into how Pat validates business ideas. He breaks down the core of what’s in his book.…
#211: The Power of Persuasion Without Manipulation
Jan 25, 2016 • 26 min
Can you be persuasive without being manipulative? Is there a difference between the two? And should you even care? In today’s episode, we tackle these questions and more. Click here to download or listen to this episode now. Spiritual Foundations…
#210: Is Self-Promotion Wrong For Christians?
Jan 22, 2016 • 15 min
It’s another Faith Friday, and today we’re tackling the question: as a Christian, is it wrong to promote yourself? If it is, what does that say about marketing and advertising? These are questions that trouble thoughtful Christians. I believe that you can…
#209: From Blank Page to Best Seller in 90 Days
Jan 20, 2016 • 49 min
Depending on who you ask, it seems over 90% of people think they “have a book inside”. So why is it that less than 2% of people ever manage to get that book outside? Why is it so many never get that book published, let alone become a best-seller? My…
#208: 7 Questions to Resurrect Your Passion
Jan 18, 2016 • 30 min
Ever notice how you’re excited at the beginning of a new thing – like a project, a client, your business, or even your relationships? It’s like you’re on fire, but with time the passion often fades. How do you resurrect that passion when the fire seems…
#207: Questions About Grace
Jan 15, 2016 • 21 min
Last week’s Faith Friday episode, What’s So Amazing About Grace? sure stirred up some commentary. And some questions. And some outright disagreement. A few of the questions raised by that episode: Is it true that I, Ray Edwards, do not pray for my sins to…
#206: Joel Comm on Success, Failure, and Flying Monkeys
Jan 13, 2016 • 47 min
It’s another deep-dive conversation, this week with Joel Comm. Joel Comm is.. The guy still owns one of the first 18,00 websites on the entire internet. The author of the best-selling book on Twitter. The man who built a company and sold it to Yahoo!…
#205: 7 Sentences to Change Your Life
Jan 11, 2016 • 24 min
One of the biggest problems in our lives is that little thing called our tongue. The good news is this troublesome little powerhouse can also be one our biggest blessings, when used properly. In this episode… How to have peace in the midst of chaos,…
#204: What’s So Amazing About Grace?
Jan 8, 2016 • 21 min
We continue our experiment for the new year – a “Faith Friday” Spiritual Foundations edition of the Ray Edwards Show. Please let me know if you like these and want them to continue. If they are serving you, I’ll keep publishing them. Sometimes I am asked,…
#203: Virtual Freedom With Your Dream Business
Jan 6, 2016 • 51 min
Another “deep dive” interview! This episode we chat with Chris Ducker the author of Virtual Freedom. How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business. Chris certainly “walks his talk”. Of his own…
#202: New Year, New You
Jan 4, 2016 • 30 min
It’s a New Year… and it’s time for a New You! In this episode… How to be richly blessed in the New Year. The most elegant “Task Manager” Ray has ever found, and one reason not to use it. … and of course – How to Achieve True Success. Click here to…
#201: How to be Richly Blessed in the New Year
Jan 1, 2016 • 31 min
This is a new experiment for the new year – a “Faith Friday” Spiritual Foundations edition of the Ray Edwards Show. In this episode: How your DNA affects who you are – and how you can change your DNA. How to experience a more peaceful, less stressful…
#200: The Top 5 Roadblocks to Starting Your Business
Dec 28, 2015 • 26 min
Have you been promising yourself that you would start a business of your own “someday”? Or have you started a business already, and everything seems to be going against you? In this episode: We discuss the virtues of “Christian Selfishness”. A foolproof…
#199: How to Achieve Your #1 Goal in 100 Days – John Lee Dumas
Dec 23, 2015 • 42 min
This episode is another deep-dive Wednesday interview, this time with John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire. In this episode: I catch John Lee by surprise, and then he opens up in a deeply heartfelt way. The amazing story of how John Lee struggled as a…
#198: Why You Find It Hard To Maintain The Change
Dec 21, 2015 • 38 min
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, only 8% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions actually stick with them. Why is it so hard to maintain the change? Why do most of us quit before we even get started? In this episode: I get personal,…
Aaron Walker’s View From the Top
Dec 17, 2015 • 62 min
NOTE: As of last week, we have changed podcast release day to Mondays for the main podcast. We’re now experimenting with a second show each week. These shows will be long-form interviews, which I am dubbing “remarkable conversations”. Feedback sought and…
#197: 5 Crucial Keys That Unlock The Doors of Destiny
Dec 14, 2015 • 35 min
NOTE: As of last week, we have changed podcast release day to Mondays for the main podcast. I know, know… that seems to imply there is an “other than main” podcast. Is that true? Yep. Details coming soon. Why do some people seem to succeed so easily,…
#196: Marketing to Millenials
Dec 7, 2015 • 38 min
NOTE: As we prepare to begin a new year, I am making a few changes to the way I create and deliver content to you. The first such change: the main podcast will now be published on each Monday. – Ray Edwards If you market products or services of any type,…
#195: Are You Waving “Stupid Flags”?
Dec 3, 2015 • 32 min
Some people are waving a “stupid” flag, signaling the rest of us that they are… well… stupid. Here’s how to know if you are waving “stupid flags” – and what they cost you in terms of money, repect, relationships, and opportunities. We don’t leave you…
#194: 5 Unconventional Times To Practice Thankfulness
Nov 25, 2015 • 47 min
Maybe you’ve heard: giving thanks makes you feel happier and more fulfilled. There are at least 7 scientifically proven benefits to practicing the “attitude of gratitude”. And right now, as we enter the Thanksgiving Holiday season, the media is filled…
#193: 7 Shocking Productivity Hacks
Nov 18, 2015 • 37 min
When it comes to productivity, there is no shortage of advice. The problem is it’s often the same advice, repackaged with a bright new wrapper. Nothing new inside. And there’s no problem with that. Often, we need to hear the same advice presented…
#192: Donald Miller On Selling With Stories
Nov 11, 2015 • 32 min
Would you like the closest thing to a “silver bullet” when it comes to marketing your business? Here it is: tell good stories. But you must tell them in a very specific way, or this tactic can backfire. Fear not! This week I’m having a conversation with…
#191: 5 Ways To Have Your Customers Want To Receive Your Marketing
Nov 4, 2015 • 20 min
Does you marketing make it past the trash can (or the delete key)? Probably not. Here’s how to fix that. 5 Ways To Have Your Customers Want To Receive Your Marketing Why I Take Communion Every Day. Why we say stupid things… and how to stop! And much, much…
#190: The 7 Pillars of Maximum Competitive Advantage
Oct 30, 2015 • 31 min
Is your business built like a diving board – with only one support underneath? Or is it built like the Parthenon, which has stood for thousands of years because of its strength? The 7 Pillars of Competitve Advantage for Your Business Why we should always…
#189: Cliff Ravenscraft Interview
Oct 21, 2015 • 56 min
Today we interview Cliff Ravenscraft, the Podcast Answer Man. Cliff explains… How to know if podcasting is for you. Why most people don’t succeed with podcasting, and how you can avoide their fate. The very good reasons why now is the perfect time to…
#188: The Secret System For Explosive Business Growth
Oct 14, 2015 • 52 min
Today’s show is another “special edition”, where we will dive deep into the mechanics of how to build a remarkable business. In this episode, you’ll get… The “secret system” for explosive business growth. The difference between your “talents and skills”…
#187: The Top 10 Questions About Copywriting (BONUS EPISODE)
Oct 7, 2015 • 42 min
Yes, this is the second podcast this week – consider it a free bonus, included with your regular subscription. No extra charge. I am a professional copywriter, and I teach copywriting to entrepreneurs who want to increase their sales and profits fast.…
#186: The Greatest Persuasion Secret Known To Humanity
Oct 7, 2015 • 51 min
What if I told you the greatest persuasion secret known to humanity could be summed up in a single sentence? And that it is so dangerously powerful, we almost deleted this episode? It’s true. During this show you’ll also discover… Why does God bless us?…
#185: 5 Profit Producing Truths Copywriters Know (And You Don’t)
Sep 30, 2015 • 77 min
There are 5 bedrock truths that all great copywriters know. After hearing this episode, you will know them too. During this show you’ll also discover… How to build faith and always be receiving answers to prayer. The best deal on a second monitor – ever.…
#184: Why Copywriting Is the Most Valuable Skill in Any Business
Sep 23, 2015 • 40 min
I believe that for most businesses, the most valuable skill you can learn is writing copy. It can make the difference between profit or bankruptcy. During this show you’ll also discover… The #1 barrier to hearing God’s voice. An indispensable tool for…
#183: The Seven-Pillar Prosperity Practice
Sep 16, 2015 • 47 min
In this show, I’ll share the daily practice that leads to prosperity – and is guaranteed to spare you a life of poverty, fear, and depression. We’ll explore the 7 pillars of this practice – what they are, and how to practice them every day. During this…
#182: 4 Levels of Living That Bring Fulfillment and Success
Sep 9, 2015 • 67 min
If you ever feel like you get one area of your life working well, only to find a fire breaking out in some other part of your life… if you feel you are “doing okay” but still don’t feel that sense of happiness, or success, or fulfillment you’re after……
#181: How To Create a Product And Start Selling It In a Week
Sep 2, 2015 • 50 min
“What do I do if I don’t have a product to sell?” This is a very common question we hear, and today we’ll answer it. In fact, it’s possible to go from idea to income in less than a week. During this episode you’ll also discover: Who Let The Dogs Out…
#180: 5 Profit Poachers That Murder Your Business
Aug 26, 2015 • 54 min
There are 5 Murderous “Profit Poachers” that are on a merciless mission: to kill your business. The good news? Simply knowing about them can stop the cash-killers in their tracks. During this episode you’ll discover: A simple app that increases the life…
#179: 3 Powerful Pleasant Ways To Say No
Aug 19, 2015 • 15 min
It can be hard to say “NO”. Here are 3 powerful ways to say “NO” pleasantly. Find Out How To Say No Pleasantly. Did You Know God Forgives But He Also Forgets? Can We Ask A Big Favor? Subscribe to the show in iTunes and give us a rating and review. Go…
#178: How To Recover From Stupid Mistakes
Aug 12, 2015 • 16 min
Let’s face it, we all make stupid mistakes. Learn to recover after making a “BIG MESS”. How To Recover From Stupid Mistakes. The Holy Spirit Wants To Guide You Into Victory Can We Ask A Big Favor? Subscribe to the show in iTunes and give us a rating and…
#177: 7 Ways To Supercharge Your Morning
Aug 5, 2015 • 21 min
Do you have a morning routine? Learn 7 ways you can Supercharge yours now. Learn 7 Ways To Supercharge Your Morning. Make It Your Goal To Seek God’s Wisdom Can We Ask A Big Favor? Subscribe to the show in iTunes and give us a rating and review. Go ahead…
#176: Discomfort Determines Destiny
Jul 29, 2015 • 17 min
Did you know that Discomfort Determines Destiny? Learn the 3 Ways now. How Discomfort Determines Destiny Be Patient With God’s Promises and Do Not Lose Hope In Him Can We Ask A Big Favor? Subscribe to the show in iTunes and give us a rating and review. Go…
#175: How to Stop Making Yourself Miserable
Jul 22, 2015 • 19 min
Are you miserable a lot of the time? Chances are you in more in control of that feeling than you realize. Here’s what to do about it. The Method To Stop Making Yourself Miserable Are You Stressing Out Over God Delivering His Promises Can We Ask A Big…
#174: How to Get Out of Overwhelm
Jul 15, 2015 • 17 min
Do you ever have that feeling of being totally overwhelmed? Well, in today’s podcast, we go into a system for getting out of overwhelm that anyone can apply immediately. The 5 Steps To Getting Out Of Overwhelm. Do You Have Enough Faith Can We Ask A Big…
#173: 5 Destructive Lies You Tell Yourself
Jul 8, 2015 • 38 min
173What is a lie exactly? I have written elsewhere that “Lies… are simply falsehoods perpetrated upon us for the purpose of robbing us of something.” Yet we lie to ourselves every day. Why would we do that? And of what are we robbing ourselves? The 5…
#172: How To Get More Readers, Frank Viola (Part 2)
Jul 1, 2015 • 35 min
Today’s episode is Part 2 of a two-part interview with best-selling author Frank Viola. I had great fun with this conversation, and if you are a writer (or want to be one), I think you’ll learn a lot from it. I get to “grill” Frank about questions writers…
#171: How To Get More Readers, Frank Viola (Part 1)
Jun 24, 2015 • 38 min
Today’s episode is Part 1 of a two-part interview with best-selling author Frank Viola. Frank has long been one my favorite authors, and in this episode I get to “grill” him about questions writers always want to know about other writers… Why do you…
#170: How to Always Win
Jun 17, 2015 • 35 min
It often feels as though we’re faced with the choice to either win or lose. What if you could always win? Regardless of the outcome, whether you are winning or losing is mostly a matter of your own choice. In this show, I’ll give you “The 828 Tool” for…
#169: 7 Indispensable Apps for Writers
Jun 10, 2015 • 40 min
Writers love apps. We can waste countless hours testing and researching them. Before apps, it was pens, paper, and especially notebooks. The truth is, the tools we use are not nearly as important as the act of writing. The only indispensable pen,…
#168: A Day In The Life Of Ray
Jun 3, 2015 • 48 min
“So, what do you do every day? What’s typical day like in your life?” I am asked this question, or something similar, often enough that I thought it might be worth answering in a podcast episode. This show is entitled, “A Day in the Life of Ray”. Other…
#167: The Current State of Social Media Marketing
May 27, 2015 • 28 min
Social media marketing is here, it’s here to stay, and it’s bigger than ever. But who can keep up with the trends, the new networks, and the shifting sands of strategy and tactics? How do you know what to spend your time on, and what’s a waste? Who could…
#166: Information Is Not Power
May 20, 2015 • 29 min
Have you heard the phrase, “Information is power?” Well, it’s not true. It’s not even close to being true. The idea that “information is power” is misleading, and causes many people to create roadblocks to their own success. And it’s about more than just…
#165: 5 Amazing Tricks For Perfect Social Media Headlines
May 13, 2015 • 22 min
The single most important thing you can do to boost your social media engagement is right better headlines. If you don’t get the click, you certainly don’t get engagement. Old-fashioned headline templates are no longer enough. You need a smarter, stickier…
#164: The O.D.E.S.S.A. Secret To Writing 10X Faster (And Better)
May 6, 2015 • 22 min
Want to know the secret to writing well? Write a lot. Want to know the secret to writing a lot? Write fast. Not only does writing fast help you write better, it also allows you to make more money (if your income is dependent upon your writing). In this…
#163: 5 Quick Ways To Jumpstart Dead Blog Posts
Apr 29, 2015 • 27 min
Have you ever written a blog post, one you thought was going to be brilliant, only to read it afterward and realize it falls flat? Have you ever gone back through your library of past posts, and occasionally wondered, “How did I write something this…
#162: 5 Reasons Cussing Is Costing You Cash
Apr 22, 2015 • 27 min
On March 27, my friend Michael Hyatt started a firestorm with a blog post entitled, How Much Business Is Your Profanity Costing You? One of the most heated debates I’ve witnessed online ensued. Many people offered the rationale that their profanity was…
#161: How Cliff Ravenscraft Transformed His Life
Apr 15, 2015 • 77 min
We often hear success stories of people who go from “rags to riches”. We usually hear about the struggles they had when they started. What is uncommon is to hear about the struggles they still endure, and how they are overcoming them in the present…
#160: Are You Making These 5 Social Media Marketing Mistakes?
Apr 7, 2015 • 34 min
You’re smart. You never believed the people who said “there’s no money in Social Media”. You thought the people who said Social was all about “pictures of what people had for lunch” or “videos about cats” were missing the point. Yes, those things are…
#159: The Fastest Path to Cash
Apr 1, 2015 • 24 min
Cash is the oxygen that lets your business breathe. And just like oxygen, when there is none available it’s all you can think about because you need it to survive. Sometimes your business just needs a fast infusion of cash, and today I’ll show you 3 ways…
#158: 3 Easy Ways to Create Products Fast
Mar 25, 2015 • 24 min
Many people struggle with getting their online business rolling because they never get around to creating their product. They think it has to be hard and take a long time. But I don’t think either of those things are true. In fact, today I’ll share 3 easy…
#157: Five Trade-Offs Help Build Your Business Faster
Mar 18, 2015 • 50 min
It can be hard to find time to build your business, especially if you have a full-time job. “Moonlighting” to build your business can lead to burnout, problems with your current employer, or the failure of your spare-time startup. I found I had to make…
#156: Five Surprising Productivity Hacks
Mar 11, 2015 • 25 min
I have written quite a bit about productivity, and done more than a few podcasts on the subject of getting things done. Today, I am taking a departure from the normal recommendations about being productive-including my own. On today’s show, I will share…
#155: Jeff Goins on Finding Your Calling and the Art of Work
Mar 4, 2015 • 37 min
Does this sound like you? You hear people talk about “finding their passion” and “discovering your calling”, but you don’t seem to be able to find yours. You want to do work that matters, and enjoy the process – but you don’t know how. The secret, as…
#154: Brian Holmes on How to Navigate Big Life Transitions
Feb 24, 2015 • 30 min
The time comes for all of us when we have to make big life transitions. In fact, it comes many times over the years… going off to college, getting married, starting a family, starting a business or new job. And there are other big transitions, too, the…
#153: Kimanzi Constable on How to Get Featured on Big Sites Like Huffington Post
Feb 17, 2015 • 50 min
I think we can all agree, if you get your writing published on Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, or Entrepreneur.com, that would probably be a good thing, yes? It turns out it may not be all that hard to do… In today’s episode, I interview the…
#152: 10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t Do [Podcast]
Feb 10, 2015 • 44 min
Study entrepreneurs, and you’ll find some great behaviors to emulate. Just as useful: study the things they don’t do! In today’s episode, I’ll share 10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t Do. Other Reasons To Keep Listening How to learn a language for…
#151: Donald Miller Gets Scary Close [Podcast]
Feb 3, 2015 • 27 min
Donald Miller is one of the most influential Christian writers of our day. His books evoke strong reactions, and for many they strike a chord like no work before. His new book, Scary Close, is available today, and in this interview we discuss how he came…
#150: How To Create An Iconic Personal Brand [Podcast]
Jan 28, 2015 • 61 min
Now that you are marketing your products and services online, you have instant global reach. But there’s one problem: your marketing now stands shoulder to shoulder with Coke, Ford, the NFL, Oprah, and every other major brand that’s online. How do you…
#149: A Conversation With Michael Stelzner, Founder of Social Media Examiner [Podcast]
Jan 20, 2015 • 49 min
How do you start a company with just an idea, a few volunteers, and no budget… and in less than 5 years have a web media property with 15 million readers? That’s what Michael Stelzner did with Social Media Examiner, and in today’s episode we’ll share a…
#148: 10 Fresh New Podcasts You Should Check Out [Podcast]
Jan 14, 2015 • 40 min
I listen to lots of podcasts. And while I have a few core podcasts I don’t ever miss, I am constantly trying new shows out, looking for fresh voices I can put into my listening rotation. In today’s episode, I’ll share my listening strategy: how I selected…
#147: 10 Life-Changing Habits To Adopt Now [Podcast]
Jan 7, 2015 • 63 min
A young woman has quit smoking, been promoted at work, and run a marathon. An untested CEO takes over one of America’s biggest companies and focuses on just one behavior pattern in the company, and very soon Alcoa is at the top of the Dow Jones. A…
#146: 7 Trends To Watch For In 2015 [Podcast]
Dec 31, 2014 • 59 min
As we begin a new year, it’s popular for many bloggers and podcasters to make “predictions” about the new year. I prefer not making predictions (unless I feel inspired to do so), but I will point out 7 crucial trends to watch for in 2015. I believe these…
#145: How To Overcome Depression [Podcast]
Dec 23, 2014 • 36 min
Have you ever suffered from depression or anxiety? Depression is a major problem in the world today. By the year 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that depression will be the number two cause of “lost years of healthy life” worldwide.…
#144: 5 Powerful Ways To See The Road Ahead [Podcast]
Dec 16, 2014 • 30 min
We often treat the future as if it’s a mystery. As if we don’t have a say in it, or any control if it. And while there is some truth in that, there is a deeper truth also. We get to choose how we see the future, and the choice we make has a profound […]
#143: Ask Me Anything [Podcast]
Dec 11, 2014 • 38 min
This is a special episode where I’m taking the time to answer a ton of questions from listeners and readers. I really enjoy these kinds of shows, and this one is no exception. By the way, I am looking for success stories to start sharing on every episode.…
#142: Michael Hyatt On Goal-Setting [Podcast]
Dec 3, 2014 • 44 min
It’s the time of year when we all start to think about making resolutions and setting goals for the new year… and we’re either happy about it, or cynical. This week Michael Hyatt is my guest, and he offers a fresh perspective on setting goals. By the way,…
#141: 3 Reasons Why You Must Master Copywriting [Podcast]
Nov 26, 2014 • 18 min
Some people think “copywriting” – the art and science of writing sales copy – is dead and gone. Killed by social media. The truth is copywriting is alive and well. and more important than ever to you and your business. You must master this. Tip of the…
#140: The Master Skill of Business Success [Podcast]
Nov 19, 2014 • 23 min
Is it possible there is one “Master Skill” that trumps all others when it comes to business success? I believe it’s not only possible, but that it’s absolutely the truth. In today’s episode, I’ll reveal what that “master skill” is, and how you can acquire…
#139: 7 Reasons Why You Should Write A Book [Podcast]
Nov 12, 2014 • 27 min
You’ve probably heard it so much that you may even tune it out: writing and publishing a book is a good thing. But do you know why? In today’s episode, I’ll give you 7 good reasons why you should write a book, even if you think you’re “not a writer”. Tip…
#138: How To Get The “Ultimate Advantage” In 2015 [Podcast]
Nov 5, 2014 • 34 min
What if, in 2015, you could give yourself the “Ultimate Advantage” in every area of your life – faith, physical, emotional, and financial? In today’s episode, I’ll share some foundational elements and practical advice on how to do just that. Announcements…
#137: Chris Brogan Shares “How To Own Your Life” [Podcast]
Oct 29, 2014 • 37 min
I’m still in the mode of preparing my plans for 2015. I have some pretty big ideas about what I want to accomplish next year, and I’m sure you do as well. In today’s episode, the theme is “how to own your life”. It includes an interview with one of my…
#136: How To Set Yourself Up For A Lean, Mean 2015 [Podcast]
Oct 22, 2014 • 34 min
It’s not too early to start getting ready for 2015. In fact right now is the perfect time to assess how this year has gone, and what you’d like to see happen in 2015. In my case, 2014 started off a little “bloated” – both physically and mentally. I want…
#135: How to Live with Joy, Lead with Passion, and Prosper with Purpose [Podcast]
Oct 15, 2014 • 45 min
The tag line in my logo says “Live with Joy, Lead with Passion, and Prosper with Purpose”. Occasionally someone asks me, “So how to do you that?” That’s what today’s episode is all about: answering that question. Announcements I am getting excited about…
#134: Five Bad Habits That Will Wreck Your Life [Podcast]
Oct 8, 2014 • 34 min
The quality of your life is directly impacted by the quality of your habits. The problem is, most of us did not consciously choose to habits we currently possess. We drifted, stumbled, or otherwise accidentally acquired most of our habits. Not all of…
#133: Day Job To Dream Job [Podcast]
Oct 1, 2014 • 60 min
Many people in our modern society are prisoners. Prisoners of a job they hate, of a profession they despise, or even of a business that owns them (instead of the other way around.) It doesn’t have to be this way. Today’s podcast is devoted to the idea…
#132: If You Don’t Have Your Health… [Podcast]
Sep 24, 2014 • 33 min
Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything”? I think this is a stupid thing to say, and in today’s episode I will explain why – and what to say instead. And for those who don’t have your health, I’ve got a…
#131: Interview With Podcast Answer Man Cliff Ravenscraft [Podcast]
Sep 17, 2014 • 72 min
This week I have my good friend Cliff Ravenscraft on the show – yes, the Podcast Answer Man himself will join us and we’ll discuss the future of podcasting and what it means for those building a platform. I know you were expecting Five Destructive Habits…
#130: Ten Ways To Un-Busy Yourself This Week [Podcast]
Sep 10, 2014 • 28 min
We are busy. Too busy, it seems; if I ask ten friends what their biggest challenge is, five will answer with some variation of, “I’m just too busy.” In this episode I will share 10 specific tactics to help un-busy yourself. Tip of the Week: My favorite…
#129: Write Faster, Write Better [Podcast]
Sep 3, 2014 • 29 min
For the longest time, when asked how quickly I can turnaround a writing project, my answer has been: “I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.” I recently discovered the person who…
#128: Self-Propelled Productivity [Podcast]
Aug 27, 2014 • 22 min
The power of momentum is hard to overestimate. A productive person is likely to remain productive, and the opposite is also true. We can intervene in our own lives. What if there was a way to turn yourself into self-propelled productivity machine? Tip of…
#127: Don’t Take Your Laptop To Bed [Podcast]
Aug 22, 2014 • 18 min
If you’re always plugged in to the Internet, you might just be unplugging from some of the most important relationships in your life. Today I’ll discuss 5 reasons why you might not want to take your laptop to bed. Tip of the Week: Simplify your writing…
#126: 5 Fatal Flaws Of Free Content [Podcast]
Aug 14, 2014 • 22 min
If you give away free content as part of a “Content Marketing” strategy, it’s important to know wthat you should not give away everything. If you give away the wrong stuff, you’ll never make any money. In today’s episode I you get the “5 Fatal Flaws Of…
#125: How To Get What You Want [Podcast]
Aug 7, 2014 • 29 min
Have you ever known anyone who just never seems to get what they want in life? They make lots of plans but things never seen to pan out well? I believe there are 5 requirements for getting successful outcomes in any area. In today’s episode I will share…
#124: The Secret Book List That Changed My Life [Podcast]
Jul 31, 2014 • 28 min
So what books have you read that changed you? This show is about my list of some of the life-changing books I have read. Some of them may surprise you. Announcements: If you enjoy the podcast, I would consider it a great favor if you subscribe (and leave…
#123: How To Write Emails That Get Response [Podcast]
Jul 25, 2014 • 16 min
I hear this complaint a lot: “People don’t respond to emails anymore. It’s like they don’t read them, or don’t have enough courtesy to write back.” Usually the person doing the complaining will then expand on how Western society is crumbling around our…
#122: Titans Of Direct Response Marketing [Podcast]
Jul 16, 2014 • 55 min
Last week we focused on writing powerful, persuasive copy. This week I’m bringing you an interview with a leader in the direct response marketing world – and the guy who has hired almost all the great living direct response copywriters. This is a rare…
#121: How to Write Web Copy That Sells [Podcast]
Jul 9, 2014 • 64 min
One of the most important skills you can develop is the skill of writing persuasive copy. Copy that sells products and services. There is a formula for writing such copy, and in today’s episode, I will share it. You can start using it today..…
#120: The 10 True Reasons Businesses Fail [Podcast]
Jul 2, 2014 • 45 min
Most small businesses will fail. According to StatisticBrain.com, 25% of businesses will fail in year one, by year five the failure rate is 55%, by year ten it’s 71%. Why does this happen? There are many explanations being offered, from industry changes…
#119: How To Really Build An Online Business [Podcast]
Jun 25, 2014 • 43 min
“How do I really start my own online business?” This is a question I hear pretty often. Recently I found myself saying, “Well, it’s pretty simple. You just need to…” and then I heard myself spewing out a long list of stuff that was anything but simple.…
#118: How To Be Productive, Profitable, and Happy [Podcast]
Jun 18, 2014 • 21 min
Have you ever noticed that over the years, you tend to do pretty much the same things? What I mean is, if you’re a reader you remain one, if you’re a writer you tend to write, if you’re a procrastinator you tend to keep procrastinating, and so forth. The…
#117: How To Deal With Abusive Customers [Podcast]
Jun 13, 2014 • 31 min
There’s a saying: “The customer is always right.” But what about customers who are abusive, dishonest, and bullying? Are they always right? I think not. And you must protect yourself and your staff from these bullies. In this week’s episode, I share 7…
#116: Jeff Walker, Product Launch Formula, And A Life Of Grace [Podcast]
Jun 4, 2014 • 51 min
There is one online business teacher whose students have created over half a BILLION dollars in sales, using his methods. He also happens to be one of the most graceful people I know. Now, he has written a book that distills down the core elements of his…
#115: Podcast Top 40 Countdown [Podcast]
May 28, 2014 • 67 min
When I was 14 years old, I was inspired to get into radio because I loved listening to “American Top 40”. It was a countdown show of the 40 most popular songs on the radio each week, hosted by Casey Casum. This week, I’m sharing the top 40 podcasts I…
#114: How To Automate Success [Podcast]
May 21, 2014 • 42 min
What if you could automate success? What if you would set a few things in motion that, if not guaranteeing your success, would automatically increase the likelihood of success … in all areas of your life? In today’s episode I share how controlling 5…
#113: How To Work With Other People Without Making Them Crazy [Podcast]
May 14, 2014 • 20 min
We entrepreneurial types tend to be graded starting things and leaving other people to clean up the details. Our staff, virtual assistants, and colleagues may find it difficult to deal with us. There’s nothing wrong with you, you just need to realize what…
#112: Stop Trying To Find Clients [Podcast]
May 7, 2014 • 21 min
Many a professional, and many a freelancer, find themselves asking, “How can I get more clients?” May I suggest this is the wrong question? in fact, it is precisely the wrong question. A better question to ask would be, “how can I build a business where…
#111: Tiny Hinges That Swing Big Doors [Podcast]
Apr 30, 2014 • 30 min
Recently I was working with a client on an advertising campaign. We had been running a particular ad in a variety of online media (mainly solo mailings to email newsletters), and the ad was barely breaking even. We decided to test different subject lines.…
#110: How to Get Back On Track [Podcast]
Apr 23, 2014 • 38 min
Recently, my life fell apart. At least that’s how it felt emotionally. From the outside, everything looked great. I was an in demand speaker, making lots of money, with a lot of projects in the works, and the field of possibility ahead of me. The truth…
#109: Master This Skill To Change Your Life [Podcast]
Apr 17, 2014 • 31 min
I was recently on the phone with someone, and they were talking. Something they said sparked a reaction in me, and I began thinking about how is going to respond. As they continue to talk, I constructed an elegant argument in my head to counter what they…
#108: How to Have a Backpack Business [Podcast]
Apr 9, 2014 • 37 min
It occurred to me recently I often run my business from a backpack. In my backpack I carry my Nikon, some lenses, my iPad, and my MacBook air. If I can find an Internet connection, that’s about all I need to run my business from virtually anywhere. In…
#107: 5 Tricks To Get More Done In Less Time [Podcast]
Apr 2, 2014 • 32 min
Ever reach the end of a workday, and wonder where the hours went? Sometimes it seems there’s just too much to do, and not enough time to do it all. In this episode, I’ll share 5 “tricks” that will help you get more done in less time. Plus, here are some…
#106: D.A.R.E. to Create Great Content [Podcast]
Mar 24, 2014 • 27 min
Sometimes it seems difficult to keep creating content, doesn’t it? And for a lot of people it’s difficult to even get started. In today’s show, I will show you how to D.A.R.E. to create great content that sells. Also coming up… The app for recording great…
#105: What I Expect From Social Media Marketing World [Podcast]
Mar 19, 2014 • 38 min
One week from today, Social Media Marketing World opens in San Diego. It’s the biggest physical event in the Social Media Marketing space, and I am privileged to be one of the speakers. In today’s show, I will share what I expect from the event… and what…
#104: What I Learned From 2 Years of Doing This Podcast [Podcast]
Mar 12, 2014 • 58 min
Two years ago this week, I did the very first episode of this podcast. I didn’t realize I was making a commitment to cranking out show every week, but that’s what happened. It hasn’t always been easy. In this episode, I am taking some time to review the…
#103: The Difference That Gets Stuff Done [Podcast]
Mar 5, 2014 • 58 min
Ever feel like you just need to get more stuff done? I think we all feel that way at some point. In this episode, I interview Robert Plank on getting things done. Also coming up… The app that prevents long-windedness. Stu McLaren with the Lifestyle…
#102: 5 Reasons To Simplify [Podcast]
Feb 26, 2014 • 39 min
My “one word” for this year is: simplify. Why did I choose that word, and what does it mean to you? In this episode, I will share five good reasons why you should consider simplifying, too. Also coming up… How to write like Hemingway. Stu McLaren with the…
#101: My New Morning Productivity Routine [Podcast]
Feb 19, 2014 • 67 min
I believe the way you start your day determines how it will end; productive and happy, or frustrated and fruitless. That’s why I put so much focus on my morning routine, which is the foundation of my personal “Productivity Protocol”. My morning routine is…
#100: The Episode YOU Made [Podcast]
Feb 12, 2014 • 73 min
This is episode 100… 100 weeks in a row, we’ve cranked out a new show. While Episode 104 will mark the 2-year anniversary of the show, I felt we had to do something special for #100… so that’s what we’re doing. And on today’s episode I’m going to do our…
#099: Social Media Marketing With Michael Stelzner [Podcast]
Feb 5, 2014 • 60 min
I’m pleased to have Michael Stelzner as my guest on today’s show. If you don’t know who Michael is… well in the words of Ron Burgundy, he’s “kind of a big deal.” Don’t act like you’re not impressed. We’ll get to Michael’s interview in a few minutes, but…
#098: How To Monetize Your Message [Podcast]
Jan 29, 2014 • 49 min
Do you have a message you’d like to get out the world, and you wonder if it’s possible to get paid for it? It is possible, and it does take work, but not as much as you might think. And on today’s episode I’m going to show you seven simple steps to…
#097: How To Plan Your Year In Just 1 Hour [Podcast]
Jan 22, 2014 • 27 min
Have you broken your New Year’s resolutions yet? Most people have-my estimate is that over 90% have. So what do you do now? I’d say it’s time to get serious about planning your year. And on today’s episode I’m going to show you how to do it in less than…
#096: Listener Questions Part 2 [Podcast]
Jan 15, 2014 • 48 min
This week we will continue with listener questions. As you may remember, we just completed our first ever Annual Reader/Listener Survey for this site (and podcast). We got some interesting and surprising results in that survey… and lots of feedback,…
#095: The Listener Questions Episode [Podcast]
Jan 9, 2014 • 48 min
I promised this week would be about the most important subject I’ve ever covered. That subject is… you. We just completed our first ever Annual Reader/Listener Survey for this site (and podcast). Boy, did we get some interesting and surprising results in…
#094: Michael Hyatt on Setting Goals [Podcast]
Jan 1, 2014 • 33 min
Michael Hyatt is my guest on the first podcast of 2014, and we discuss how to set effective goals for the new year. What To Do Now Click here to get Michael’s Goal-Setting Videos, and I will invite you to a small, private, “Mastermind call.” If you enjoy…
#093: 7 Lessons From Stephen King [Podcast]
Dec 26, 2013 • 16 min
Stephen King. He is the Charles Dickens of this century. People either love him or hate him. My churchgoing friends are often shocked to learn that I read his work, and admire it. In today’s show I share some business lessons I have learned from King.…
#092: What Worked (and What Didn’t) In 2013 [Podcast]
Dec 18, 2013 • 31 min
In this weeks podcast I will reveal to you what worked for me in 2013… as well as what didn’t work. You get to profit not only from my success stories, but even from my failures. Also on today’s episode… Are you a Madman? Or a Madwoman? Copywriters…
#091: 10 Ways to Create More Content [Podcast]
Dec 12, 2013 • 30 min
When your blog is the cornerstone of your business (as it is for mine, and I recommend it be for yours), creating enough content can be a challenge. In today’s episode, I will share 10 different ways you can create more content, more consistently, and…
#090: 3 Crucial Actions To Prepare You For 2014 [Podcast]
Dec 5, 2013 • 21 min
What most people do this time of year: run around in a frenzied chaos, and slide into the finish line of the current year battered, bruised, and confused. I have discovered three crucial actions that if, intentionally taken, can quite literally multiply…
#089: The Unconventional Guide to Influence [Podcast]
Nov 27, 2013 • 33 min
What if you could influence people before you even met them? Would that be a valuable skill in business? Not only is it possible, you can engineer it with intention. And you should. In today’s episode, you’ll discover: The difference between strategic and…
#088: Seven Steps To Your Best Year so Far [Podcast]
Nov 21, 2013 • 31 min
It’s just the right time to start thinking about your plans for the new year. It’s just the right time to get started early. Today, I’ll explain how to really set yourself up for a great new year-the best year yet. By the time were done, you will have…
#087: 5 Ways Discipline Will Make You Rich [Podcast]
Nov 13, 2013 • 21 min
What if there was a way to cut through the fluff, the chaos, confusion, and just flat out fix your business? Well, there is. Today, I’ll explain how you can stop worrying, start living, and learned to love discipline. By the time were done, you will have…
#086: What I Learned From The Platform Conference [Podcast]
Nov 8, 2013 • 39 min
I just attended the single best business conference I’ve ever been to… and it has nothing to do with my being one of the speakers! Today, I share my notes from this week’s Platform Conference. By the time you listen to today’s podcast, you will have…
#085: 7 Things You Don’t Want to Hear About Copywriting [Podcast]
Oct 30, 2013 • 22 min
I will never forget the day I heard the bad news about copywriting. And now, I’m about to give you that same bad news. I heard the news from an off-the-wall copywriter in Utah, who had miraculously survived a brain tumor. I’ll tell you the whole story in…
#084: 5 Marketing “Musts” [Podcast]
Oct 23, 2013 • 23 min
My consulting client was facing a tough season. None of her marketing was working. While considering the problem she was facing, it became obvious what was missing. Since that time, I’ve developed a short checklist that can almost always cure marketing…
#083: Why You Don’t Achieve Your Goals [Podcast]
Oct 16, 2013 • 24 min
There is a dangerous reason why you don’t achieve your goals. There’s a good chance you are committing this mistake yourself, even if you do lots of good stuff. In today’s episode I will share with you how to go about fixing this problem. Announcements:…
#082: How To Create Lead Magnets [Podcast]
Oct 9, 2013 • 18 min
It’s harder than ever to get people to share their email address. Nobody wants more spam in their inbox. What’s a marketer to do? The solution to the problem is surprisingly simple, and increasingly difficult. But it’s well worth the effort as I will…
#081: How to Market With Testimonials [Podcast]
Oct 2, 2013 • 24 min
We all know we should be using testimonials to help sell our products and services. But there’s another, less obvious use that can boost your bottom line. This week’s episode, I’ll explain how you can actually make sales by giving testimonials to other…
#080: “Beyond the To-do List”, An Interview With Erik J. Fisher [Podcast]
Sep 25, 2013 • 41 min
Productivity is about more than the right day planner, a particular methodology, and certainly more than having a good “to do list”. In today’s episode, I interview one of my favorite podcast hosts, Erik J. Fisher of the Beyond the to Do List Podcast.…
#079: How To Start Your Own Mastermind Group [Podcast]
Sep 18, 2013 • 29 min
What is the one secret that can accelerate the growth of your business, and every other area of your life? I believe it is the crucible of companionship. This weeks episode is all about how to create your own Mastermind Group. Here are three good reasons…
#078: How To Get Big Ideas On Demand [Podcast]
Sep 11, 2013 • 71 min
The pressure is on. You need to come up with big ideas for a client, or for your own business, or just to get yourself out of a problem. But being under the gun for a big idea is just the kind of environment that seems to stop the flow of said big ideas.…
#077: Why You Should Use “Value Creation Marketing” [Podcast]
Sep 4, 2013 • 44 min
Would you like to know the marketing concept that will attract the most buyers, for the least cost, in the shortest period of time? Today’s show is all about something I call “Value Creation Marketing”. Reasons to listen are the fact that “Value Creation…
#076: Why You Don’t Do What You Know [Podcast]
Aug 29, 2013 • 24 min
You’ve heard it before. The problem that holds you back is not lack of information. You already know what to do – but you don’t do what you know. The question is why you don’t do what you know? And that is what I’ll be answering in today’s episode.…
#075: You Have Permission to Prosper [Podcast]
Aug 21, 2013 • 41 min
I had two conversations this week that prompted the topic of today’s podcast. One had to do with weird Christian views about money, and the other had to do with a question about the business mission of my company. This episode is going to be like one big…
#074: 5 Reasons Why I Still Attend Seminars [Podcast]
Aug 14, 2013 • 40 min
Why do I still invest the time and money to attend seminars, even though many people would think I don’t have to? I have at least five good reasons why, and in this episode I will share them with you. Announcements: Conferences where I will be attending…
#073: How To Get More Blog Traffic [Podcast]
Aug 7, 2013 • 27 min
For many bloggers, it’s the number one topic of discussion: how to get more traffic to your blog. Having a bigger number of visitors doesn’t necessarily mean you have a more profitable business, but let’s face it; we all want more traffic. In this…
#072: How To Create Content That Sells [Podcast]
Jul 31, 2013 • 24 min
It’s all the rage: “content marketing”. But if you think just giving away lots of great content for free is going to make you money, you haven’t thought the matter through. Chances are you’re making one of the three big content marketing mistakes. In this…
#071: How To Get Clarity And Focus [Podcast]
Jul 24, 2013 • 42 min
Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to talk on the phone with a number of consulting clients. I was startled to hear virtually the same phrase come out of each of their mouths: “I need clarity on what I’m supposed to be doing, and help…
#070: How I Would Start Over Today [Podcast]
Jul 17, 2013 • 54 min
When I am interviewed, one question that comes up regularly is: “Ray, if you are starting your business today how would you do it?” I think the implication is things are different today than when I started, and thus a different approach is required. But…
#069: How To Monetize Your Message [Podcast]
Jul 10, 2013 • 29 min
Just yesterday I was on the phone with a client. She had just finished describing her business to me. She wants to sell a product that teaches women how to help their husbands break an addiction to pornography. “I guess what I’m wondering,” she said, “is…
#068: How I Create My Podcast [Podcast]
Jul 3, 2013 • 34 min
One of the most common questions I get is this: “Ray, how do you create your podcast each week?” In this week’s episode, I’ll give the most complete answer ever. And I’ll walk you through my workflow for creating this podcast. Announcements: JV Alert,…
#067: My Biggest Business Mistakes and What You Can Learn From Them [Podcast]
Jun 26, 2013 • 36 min
This week I’m going to pull back the curtain and share what I believe have been my seven against business mistakes, and what you can learn from them. Announcements: JV Alert, July 26-28 NAMS Conference, August 9-11 SCORRE Conference, October 14-17…
#066: How to Run a Virtual Company [Podcast]
Jun 19, 2013 • 32 min
What if you could run a company with no office, no staff, no inventory and no overhead? You can, and that is what this week’s show is about. Announcements: Wisdom Thesis Workshop coming up, June 25-28 JV Alert, July 26-28 NAMS Conference, August 9-11…
#065: Triple Your Productivity Tomorrow [Podcast]
Jun 12, 2013 • 25 min
What if you could reduce the hours you spend working by 50%, and yet still be three times as productive? What if you could do that starting tomorrow? You can. And that’s what today show is all about-how to triple your productivity tomorrow. Announcements:…
#064: The Minimalist Entrepreneur [Podcast]
Jun 5, 2013 • 33 min
Imagine starting and running a business that has no office, no employees, no inventory, no overhead, and potential revenue in the millions of dollars. Every day you work from wherever you want-maybe one day from your house, maybe the next day from…
#063: How to Have a Spiritual Business [Podcast]
May 29, 2013 • 39 min
A spiritual business or job gives you excitement and a sense of purpose. It makes getting out of bed every day a real joy! Any job can be a spiritual job. This episode will show you how! Coming up on this week’s podcast episode: Magic words that change…
#062: How to Turn Your Business Around [Podcast]
May 22, 2013 • 47 min
What do you do if business is not so good? Do you blow a pile of money on standard media advertising, like radio and newspaper, and hope for the best? Do you drain your retirement account savings to keep the business afloat? Do you close down the shop,…
#061: How to Be Smarter [Podcast]
May 15, 2013 • 33 min
What if you could become smarter as little as 24 hours? What if you could remember more, come up with more ideas, and think more quickly than ever before? This is eminently possible, and I’ve got the “get smarter recipe” coming up in today’s episode.…
#060: How to Attract Business [Podcast]
May 8, 2013 • 35 min
What if instead of chasing after business, you could have business chasing after you? That’s exactly what happens for me, and in this week’s episode am going to tell you how to build a system that helps you attract business. May I ask for your help?…
#059: How to Consult With God [Podcast]
May 1, 2013 • 73 min
What if you could consult with God himself about your business? What if you could ask him questions, and get divinely inspired answers? What if you could ask God to introduce you to key people, or even to send you business? I believe all these things are…
#058: 5 Crucial Steps To Marketing Live Events [Podcast]
Apr 24, 2013 • 23 min
Hosting your own live event can be risky. I posted about this recently, and I posted my reasons for hosting live events anyway. Now, I’m offering five crucial steps you must be aware of if you want to successfully market your own live event. Ignoring the…
#057: 5 Ways To Simplify Your Business [Podcast]
Apr 17, 2013 • 30 min
Maybe the best way to grow your business if to do less. I’m not encouraging laziness, but rather suggesting something very different. It’s time to speed up… by slowing down. Here’s what else is up in this week’s podcast episode: Scrivener is my new…
#055: 5 Traps “Internet Marketers” Fall Into [Podcast]
Apr 3, 2013 • 29 min
Who are “Internet Marketers”, and how do they get it wrong? There is a very distinct group of online entrepreneurs that are referred to as “Internet Marketers”, as opposed to the general online population of business people who do marketing. And within…
#054: A Three-Step Process to Get Out Of Overwhelm [Podcast]
Mar 27, 2013 • 37 min
If you have ever felt the pressure of multiple converging deadlines, or simply too much to do and not enough time to do it all… I’ve got good news! There is a way to get out of overwhelm and into stress-free productivity. In this week’s episode, I will…
#053: 5 Ways to $5K Per Month [Podcast]
Mar 20, 2013 • 33 min
How much money do you need to make in order to be comfortable? How much money would it take for you to finally realize your dream of working for yourself, and quitting your job. That number will be different for each person, but after talking to many…
#052: Unbeatable You [Podcast]
Mar 14, 2013 • 59 min
What if I told you there is a power source you can tap into that would make you unbeatable? Undefeatable? Invincible to the problems that confront you in your daily life? What if I revealed that “secret power source” to you in this very podcast… Fully and…
#051: How To Optimize Your Business [Podcast]
Mar 6, 2013 • 50 min
Are you getting the most out of your business? Today’s podcast interview will help you think about that question in new ways. It’s the optimization episode! In this week’s podcast episode: Free training opportunity. Is it Biblical to squeeze more profit…
#050: How To Worry Less And Succeed More [Podcast]
Mar 2, 2013 • 35 min
Worry kills you slowly. It makes you sick. We know this. But how do we stop worrying so much? In this week’s podcast episode: How to trick yourself into exercise Why worry is bad for you. Why this week’s podcast is so late. Special Announcements My…
#049: Top 10 iPad Apps For Idea Entrepreneurs [Podcast]
Feb 20, 2013 • 50 min
More and more, I find my iPad replacing other tools – like my computer, Kindle, and even my physical notebook. In this week’s podcast episode: How to make money by goofing off. The secret of becoming a better, more successful person – on automatic pilot.…
#048: The Easiest Way To Sell Anything [Podcast]
Feb 13, 2013 • 26 min
If you’d like to know the easiest way to sell anything to anyone, you’re going to love this weeks podcast. In this week’s podcast episode: How your iPhone can help you achieve your goals. How to let your weaknesses, limitations, and problems propel you to…
#047: Get the Most Out of Any Conference [Podcast]
Feb 6, 2013 • 52 min
When you attend a conference, you make an enormous investment in time, money, and energy. In this week’ss podcast, I give you a precise system for getting the most out of any conference. In this week’s podcast episode: A powerful video editing studio for…
#046: 13 Natural Disciplines of Marketing [Podcast]
Jan 30, 2013 • 28 min
Just like anything worth doing, there is a way to market that just works. There are rules. Today’s podcast shows you what they are. In this week’s podcast episode: The disciplines of marketing. The “Secret Weapon” system for using GTD with Evernote. Are…
#045: How to Market Like a Machine [Podcast]
Jan 23, 2013 • 33 min
What if your marketing worked like a machine – automatic, tireless, regardless of whether you show up today or not, and with predictable results? Today’s podcast shows you how. In this week’s podcast episode: How to market like a machine. A “move it to…
#044: Productivity Experiment Results So Far [Podcast]
Jan 17, 2013 • 41 min
I recently wrote here on the blog about some new productivity “tweaks” with which I have been experimenting. Today’s podcast is a report on the results. In this week’s podcast episode: A “field report” on my latest productivity experiments. An alternative…
#043: How to Get a Day’s Work Done In 2 Hours [Podcast]
Jan 9, 2013 • 33 min
Ever have a day where you feel like you just didn’t get anything done? Now imagine getting entire day’s work done in two hours. Sound impossible? You won’t feel that way after you listen to today’s podcast. In this week’s podcast episode: How to do a days…
#042: Make the New Year Your Best Year Ever [Podcast]
Jan 3, 2013 • 29 min
Today I want to share five weird tactics that, when used correctly, almost guarantee more success. In this week’s podcast episode: The five weird tactics. The power of the uncommon conversation. My first book recommendation of the new year. That’s all…
#041: What’s Better Than New Customers? This… [Podcast]
Dec 26, 2012 • 57 min
If your business is struggling right now, or you need more cash flow, you might think it’s ridiculous for me to say there’s something better than new customers. But there is, and that’s what we’ll cover in this week’s interview with Jim Palmer. In this…
#040: How to Thrive In a Turbulent Economy [Podcast]
Dec 19, 2012 • 49 min
When it seems the economy around you is in turmoil and chaos, is it still possible to thrive? If so, how do you do that? In this weeks podcast episode we will cover: The results of “asking the listeners”. Changes you can expect in the podcast. Stu…
#039: How To Succeed Faster [Podcast]
Dec 12, 2012 • 41 min
There is no need for you to struggle for many years before enjoying success. While it sometimes happens that way, that is not a requirement. Nor is it necessarily a sign of worthiness. In this weeks podcast episode we will cover: How to speed up your…
#038: Get Better Clients Who Pay More [Podcast]
Dec 5, 2012 • 47 min
Today, I share how to get better clients who pay you more money for your products and services. At one point in my career, I would take on as many as six simultaneous projects, and work as much as 80 to 100 hours a week. That is simply crazy. There is a…
#037: How To Create A One-Page Marketing Plan [Podcast]
Nov 28, 2012 • 39 min
If you are tired of struggling to make sales… if it seems your business exists just to blindly run from one promotion to another… if every month you feel like you have to reinvent the wheel to bring in revenue… you’re going to love today’s podcast! Today,…
#036: The Best Online Business Tools [Podcast]
Nov 21, 2012 • 59 min
In today’s podcast, I am spending a lot of time answering one of the most common questions I receive: “Ray, what online business tools or software do you use to run your Internet based business?” I’ll go into detail about what online business tools I use,…
#035: How To Get More Done By Working Less [Podcast]
Nov 14, 2012 • 40 min
Do you ever feel like a hamster on a wheel? As if you have to keep running to keep your business afloat, and have no option ever stop? If you’d like to start living a different kind of life… a life where you work less, and actually accomplish more, then…
#034: Stop Waiting To Be Picked [Podcast]
Nov 7, 2012 • 60 min
I became aware of Jeff Goins through my friends Michael Hyatt and Stu McLaren. Jeff Goins has come “out of nowhere”, and over the last 18 months has taken the blogging world by storm. His blog readership has grown at an incredibly fast pace, and he landed…
#033: Overcome What Holds You Back [Podcast]
Oct 31, 2012 • 27 min
I just got back from speaking at Jeff Walker‘s Product Launch Formula LIVE! event in Phoenix. It was an amazing event, and I learned something While I was there that I must share with you. It’s the secret enemy that is stealing your success right out from…
#032: 21 Reasons People Buy From You [Podcast]
Oct 24, 2012 • 41 min
Copywriting can be tricky. As a copywriter, you work hard to follow the proven formulas and structures. You probably do a great job with that. It’s not that tough. And yet, sometimes, we can do everything right and the copy still falls flat. Yes, it is…
#031: For Better Copywriting, P.A.S.T.O.R. [Podcast]
Oct 18, 2012 • 38 min
If your copywriting is not selling enough, maybe it’s because you have failed to P.A.S.T.O.R. And I’m not talking about preaching… Copywriting: The Key To Wealth Generation If you can write effective sales copy, you can literally write your own paycheck.…
#030: How To Get Money From Your Brain [Podcast]
Oct 10, 2012 • 36 min
You don’t have enough money, and I’m going to show you how to get it from the most unlikely place-your own brain! That’s right, there is money inside your brain. The trick is knowing how to get it out of there. There are two “games” you have to master if…
#029: Joint Ventures: How To Do Them [Podcast]
Oct 4, 2012 • 43 min
Joint Ventures are a hot topic. There is a lot of talk in the Internet marketing community about how to “JV”. This past weekend, I was a featured speaker at JV Alert Live conference In San Diego. Talking with so many people about their concept of what a…
#028: The Very Best Business To Start – NOW [Podcast]
Sep 26, 2012 • 48 min
There is one business that is the very best business for almost anyone to start. And the time to start it is now. That’s what this week’s podcast is about. As you know, I write this blog and do these podcasts with the intention of helping people start,…
#027: How To Be Predictably Persuasive [Podcast]
Sep 19, 2012 • 37 min
A lot has been written and said about writing copy that sells. Today’s podcast goes beyond the basics and provides a framework that allows you to be predictably persuasive, whether you’re writing sales copy, giving a speech, or writing a blog post. This…
#026: How To Make More, Give More, And Live More [Podcast]
Sep 12, 2012 • 48 min
The key to having all the joy and fulfillment you want from your business and your life is: being clear on your core values. Paul Evans is clear, and in this episode he shares his philosophy on how to make more, give more, and live more. In that order.…
#025: Recurring Income From The Internet [Podcast]
Sep 5, 2012 • 38 min
You can take your business from idea to recurring income in a very short period of time (sometimes even mere days!) And if you plan it right, you can do the work once and get paid over and over, month after month. This episode outlines a plan for how to…
#024: Five Mindsets That Murder Your Business [Podcast]
Aug 29, 2012 • 31 min
The way you think affects the way you act – and that affects everything in your life. Today I want to share with you five “mindsets” (ways of thinking) that murder your business. And yes, I’ll tell you how to avoid these profit-killers. This Week’s Tips…
#023: How To Make More Money Immediately [Podcast]
Aug 21, 2012 • 50 min
Sometimes all of our fancy business goals boil down to this: “I need more money.” What do you do, when you need more money, immediately? That’s what today’s podcast is all about. This Week’s Tips Check out Nancy Duarte’s book Resonate on the iPad. It is…
#022: How To Pulverize Your Problems [Podcast]
Aug 15, 2012 • 49 min
We all have these things that crop up called “problems” – in today’s podcast I share some “real life”, and advice on how to pulverize your so-called problems and turn them into opportunities. This Week’s Tips Booklover? You’re gonna love goodreads the…
#021: 7 Reasons To Attend Conferences [Podcast]
Aug 7, 2012 • 31 min
Attending conferences can pay big dividends – in today’s podcast I explain 7 reasons why you should attend conferences. This Week’s Tips Use the iMovie app on your iPad or iPhone to make killer marketing videos fast. http://youtu.be/SbJHKIN5e2w Spiritual…
#020: 5 Reasons You Should Blog [Podcast]
Jul 31, 2012 • 21 min
If you are a business owner, freelancer, consultant, solo professional, or have any desire to be a leader of any kind – you need to blog. This Week’s Tips LastPass – the last password you’ll ever need to remember. Spiritual Foundations If you’re…
#019: 3 Fresh Productivity Hacks [Podcast]
Jul 24, 2012 • 62 min
On this week’s episode I share 3 fresh new productivity hacks, plus I answer a bunch of listener questions. This Week’s Tips This plugin, called RSS Footer, makes it easy to add a line of content to the beginning or the end of all the articles in your…
#018: God Created You To Prosper [Podcast]
Jul 17, 2012 • 62 min
On this week’s episode I yield to your requests for an all-spiritual episode, tackling the question: has God created you to prosper? This Week’s Tips For the easiest and fastest way to run your own business, and have a digital dashboard, watch this…
#017: The Perfect Business and How To Start It [Podcast]
Jul 10, 2012 • 63 min
On this week’s episode I expose the secrets of the perfect business for most people to start, why its the perfect business, and the 5 Basic Steps to starting it. This Week’s Tips For a fast ramp-up on the subject of copywriting, grab a copy of my book,…
#016: How To Squeeze More Profit From Any Business [Podcast]
Jul 3, 2012 • 30 min
On this week’s episode I lay out exactly how to get more profits from any business. Sharpen your pencils, class! By the way… I do this show to help you build the business you dream of and live the life you deserve. I show people like you ideas on how to…
#015: 3 Stupid Lies That Keep You Broke [Podcast]
Jun 26, 2012 • 47 min
Are you living under the influence of one of these 3 stupid lies that keep you broke? Graham Cooke says, “When you believe a lie, you empower the liar.” Stop doin’ that! Today we’ll talk about the truths that can set you free. By the way… I do this show…
#014: How To Get Brilliant Ideas [Podcast]
Jun 19, 2012 • 33 min
In today’s episode… Ever wish you could get brilliant business ideas on demand? You can, and I’ll show you 5 habits that make ideas happen. By the way… I do this show to help you build the business you dream of and live the life you deserve. I show people…
#013: Gas Station Sales Lesson [Podcast]
Jun 12, 2012 • 35 min
I do this show to help you build the business you dream of and live the life you deserve. I show people like you how to start and grow an online business you’ll love for less than $100. The economy doesn’t dictate your fate, the politicians won’t save…
#012: 3 Powerful Tricks For More Persuasive Writing [Podcast]
Jun 5, 2012 • 38 min
I do this show to help you build the business you dream of and live the life you deserve. I show people like you how to start and grow an online business you’ll love for less than $100. The economy doesn’t dictate your fate, the politicians won’t save…
#011: How To Get Paid More (Whatever You Do) [Podcast]
May 29, 2012 • 52 min
The Ray Edwards Show is a weekly podcast where we help anyone start or grow your online business… and still have a life! Are you tired of peddling products for pennies? Haggling with rate-chiselers who want to chip away all your profits? Today’s episode…
#010: 5 Reasons Your Online Business Needs A Blog [Podcast]
May 22, 2012 • 47 min
Many business owners, freelancers, and solo professionals wonder, “Should I have a blog? Is it worth the effort?” My answer: yes, you need a blog. And today’s episode provides 5 good reasons why. This Week’s Tip(s) Use Google Apps for business to get…
#009: How To Get 90 New Customers In 90 Days [Podcast]
May 15, 2012 • 61 min
There are few businesses that would not benefit from a steady, predictable flow of new customers. Yet very few businesses have any kind of system in place to do this. Here’s a simple plan for generating 90 new customers for your business in 90 days. And…
#008: How To Start A Business For $100 Or Less [Podcast]
May 8, 2012 • 55 min
How to start a business for $100? Is it possible to start a business for a hundred dollars (or even less)? Chris Guillebeau, author of the new book, The $100 Startup, say yes. I agree – and in this episode, I’ll explain the simple steps to do so. Maybe…
#007: How To Turn Setbacks Into Comebacks [Podcast]
May 1, 2012 • 37 min
Have you ever suffered a setback in your business, your health, your life? We all have. Why are some people crushed by setbacks – while others seem to use them as fuel for future success? And most importantly, how can you use your own setbacks to propel…
#006: 7 Ways To Create Your Own Product In Less Than 24 Hours [Podcast]
Apr 24, 2012 • 39 min
EPISODE OUTLINE Welcome to our “product creation” episode! This time around I’ll share rapid product creation methods you can use to create your own product in a day or less. Announcements If you have enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe (and leave a…
#005: 10 Steps To Turn Your Life Around In 30 Days Or Less [Podcast]
Apr 17, 2012 • 45 min
EPISODE OUTLINE Announcements If you have enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe (and leave a review) in iTunes. Plugs for audio shout-outs, either MP3 or call in at (509) 713-2679 Plugs for hosting accounts using this link. Free book promo for April; top…
#004: How To Set Up Your Online Empire In 7 Days [Podcast]
Apr 10, 2012 • 32 min
EPISODE OUTLINE Announcements If you have enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe (and leave a review) in iTunes. Plugs for audio shout-outs, either MP3 or call in at (509) 713-2679 Plugs for hosting accounts using this link. Free book promo for April; top…
#003: How To Write A Book In 7 Days [Podcast]
Apr 3, 2012 • 41 min
EPISODE OUTLINE Announcements Plugs for hosting accounts using this link. Plugs for audio shout-outs, either MP3 or call in at (509) 713-2679 Free book promo for April; top 10 commentators Coming Web Class in setting up your platform Follow Ray on Twitter…
#002: 5 Ways To Get More Clients Or Customers – NOW [Podcast]
Mar 27, 2012 • 63 min
The Ray Edwards Show is a weekly podcast dedicated to Internet Business, Leadership, and Productivity. My goal is to help you succeed with your online business, and this show is for you, whether you’re a seasoned veteran who’s been online for years — or…
#001: How To Start An Internet Business From Scratch In 10 Steps [Podcast]
Mar 20, 2012 • 59 min
The Ray Edwards Show is a weekly podcast dedicated to Internet Business and Leadership, and Productivity. My goal is to help you succeed with your online business, and this show is for you, whether you’re a seasoned veteran who’s been online for years —…
Ben Settle, Email Marketing Contrarian [Interview]
Feb 15, 2012 • 34 min
I just completed a really fun and informative interview with one of the top email marketers working today. Ben really knows what he’s talking about when it comes to selling by email. What’s remarkable about him is he is one of the very few “Internet…
Interview With Carrie Wilkerson, the Barefoot Executive
Sep 26, 2011 • 50 min
It’s a brand-new podcast, in which I interview my friend Carrie Wilkerson about her new book, The Barefoot Executive. So what’s the book all about? Well, Carrie says her book if for anyone who longs to run their business from home. She says it’s possible…
About Those Pesky “Gurus”
Aug 24, 2010 • 17 min
Things got all stirred up here in Ray-land this past week, what with my post about the “gurus”. In today’s podcast I talk about what that was really all about… As always, if you have feedback or suggestions I’d really like to hear from you. Call in your…
Ray Edwards Small Business Marketing Podcast Episode 6 – More Bigger Thinking
Aug 3, 2010 • 23 min
Wow, I got a lot of feedback on my last podcast about thinking bigger. And not all of it was positive. So in today’s podcast, I address some of the biggest questions that keep cropping up. Two main topics today: 1. A tool to help you breakthrough to…
Ray Edwards Small Business Marketing Podcast Episode 5 – How To Think Bigger
Jul 20, 2010 • 20 min
Don’t you think it’s time you started getting the most out of life? Out of your business? So do I. And today’s podcast is about how to do just that!
Ray Edwards Small Business Marketing Podcast Episode 4 – BS Lies That Hold You Back
Jul 9, 2010 • 17 min
It’s another “On The Road” Edition of the show… recorded “live” in the Copywriting Motorhome somewhere in the hills of South Carolina.
Ray Edwards Small Business Marketing Podcast Episode 3 – Product Launches and More
Jun 15, 2010 • 25 min
This is the “On The Road” Edition of the show… recorded “live” in a coffee shop. Wow. Hey it just goes to show you: imperfect action beats perfect contemplation, every time. For those who are interested, here’s the microphone I’m using – I wrongly said in…
Ray Edwards Small Business Marketing Podcast in iTunes
May 25, 2010 • 22 min
The Story: Brand new Ray Edwards Show podcast — all about marketing and productivity. The Point: Getting the podcast off the ground, despite being on the road in the RV and despite slightly crappy audio. We’ve got two episodes in the can, and the audio…
Quit Working So Hard So You Can Get More Done
Jun 4, 2009 • 15 min
Most of us work too hard to really get anything done. There are many studies that demonstrate that multimillion dollar CEOs spend less than 30 minutes per day doing the work they’re actually paid to do. Why is this? It’s because the higher we go in our…
Guarantees Increase Sales
Jul 3, 2008 • 2 min
The Question: Do I really need a guarantee on my website? The Answer: Yes. This is the only way to remove the biggest objection your prospects have to buying from you. Three Things To Consider When Creating Your Guarantee: 1. The length of the guarantee…
How To Take Online Payments
Jul 2, 2008 • 2 min
The Question: How do I take online payments? The Answer: There are lots of options, including a very simple way to take online payments. Three Ways To Take Online Payments: 1. Use Clickbank (for digital products). 2. Paypal works for physical products. 3.…
Get Started Testing Your Copy
Jul 1, 2008 • 2 min
The Question: How do I test my copy? The Answer: It’s not that difficult – don’t over-complicate things. How To Improve Your Sales With Better Copy: 1. Model successful copy of companies whose ads you know are working (don’t steal – model!). 2. Use…
When Your Marketing Doesn’t Work…
Jun 30, 2008 • 2 min
The Question: What do I do if I have all the pieces in place, but I’m not making sales with my website? The Answer: Improve the architecture of persuasion on your website: change the words! How To Improve Your Sales With Better Copy: 1. Have your copy…