The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O'Neal

The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O'Neal

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812: Ant Anstead of Wheeler Dealers/Master Mechanic – The Passion Behind The Work
May 27 • 83 min
Ant Anstead (http://antanstead.com) hosted me in his garage (Pronounced “Gare Edge”) for a sit down about his career, his current projects, and the real passion behind the work. We talked about overcoming adversity, the “solace” of being in the garage and…
811: How to Build An Incredible Coaching Business From Scratch with Marni Battista
May 18 • 70 min
Today we’ve got powerhouse dating coach Marni Battista (http://datingwithdignity.com) on the show talking about how to build an incredible coaching business, how she helps her clients find love and connection, and tips for coping with Zoom and Facetime…
810: The TRUE Power of Positivity, with David TS Wood
May 11 • 81 min
My old friend/mentor (friendtor?) David TS Wood stopped by to chat about his new YouTube show, My Extra Mile, Conversations with David TS Wood. (Click to subscribe) Readily apparent, amongst other things, is that David has a real knack for staying…
809: Your Questions, Answered!
May 8 • 39 min
On today’s episode of free coaching Friday we talk pivoting when events and live performance is your jam, and lots of other stuff. Featured ads on this episode: This episode is brought to you by private coaching with Michael O’Neal! CLICK HERE to check…
808: Steve Sims on Being Authentic & How to Properly Build Your Personal Brand
May 4 • 66 min
My old bud Steve Sims (http://stevedsims.com) chatted us up today about COVID pivots (he speaks a lot), how he’s branched out from BlueFish, how he’s growing his personal brand, and his Friday virtual happy hour. Steve: Many speakers who claim to be…
807: Free Coaching Friday, COVID Edition!
May 1 • 53 min
On today’s, episode, we cover pricing, automation, English as a 2nd language, YouTube, Podcasting, lighting, product prototyping, and more! If you purchase anything from Amazon, consider using http://solohour.com/amazon first (That’s my affiliate link)…
806: COVID Reality Check with Brad Costanzo. Conspiracy Theories, oh My!
Apr 29 • 77 min
My pal Brad Costanzo virtually stopped by for a chat about Covid 19, conspiracy theories, how he’s pivoting, and a million other subjects. Check out Bacon Wrapped Business.
805: Keeping Your Head in the Game During the COVID-19 Crisis, With Toby Salgado
Apr 20
Today we brought our old buddy back, Toby Salgado, host of the super agents live podcast. We were sort of all over the map in the show, but a common theme was just keeping your head in the game and remember that you ultimately have control of your life…
804: (CoronaVirus Tips) How to Pivot Your Career, Learn Anything New, or Start a New Hobby
Mar 23
In these troubled times, many of us wish we had a skill sets week could accomplish from home or if you’ve been guilty of saying “I always wanted to do Blanck, but I never had the time”, this show is for you. Relevant Links: https://www.solohourbook.com…
803: Does Your Past Have to Dictate Your Future? With Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Feb 6
Do your past experiences have to inform your future life, or can you create your own reality? Today we talk to organizational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy about how do you radically change your life in as little as 30 days. I’ll takes is the right…
802: THE Conference You Should Attend in 2020, with Chris Krimitsos, and Why You Should Start Ugly.
Jan 22
My buddy Chris Krimitsos was on the show today, talking about what I consider to be the best conference of the year, which is Vig Fest and pod fest in Orlando Florida, from March 6 to the eighth. We talked about YouTube, starting a podcast with a great…
801: Building a 1 Million Subscriber YouTube Channel, with Sean Cannell from Think Media
Jan 9
Sean Cannell from Think Media and I sat down in the lobby of the Mirage Hotel during CES 2020, and dug into how Sean is on the brink of 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Sean gives SUCH tremendous value on all of his YouTube videos…you often can’t believe…
800: Evolution, Commitment, and Growth With Mike Johnston
Dec 23, 2019
I struggled a bit on what to do for this epic episode 800. I finally settled on interviewing one of my good buddies who inspires me daily, professional educator and Drummer Mike Johnston. He’s one of the OG’s of this show, and I’m always amazed how he…
799: How I Increased My YouTube Views by Over 999%!
Dec 16, 2019
In the special YouTube episode, I talk about the strategies and research I used to grow my YouTube channel rapidly in the last couple of weeks. One of the most important lessons we can learn in the solopreneur space is patience. I have been plugging away…
798: A Massive YouTube Hack to Increase Views, and Your Questions
Dec 9, 2019
On today’s show I describe a hack I implemented to increase the views on my YouTube channel I over 620%. Then I cruise through all of your questions, and I got to tell you, it was great to be back! Relevant Links: https://www.rennch.com/YouTube Featured…
797: How to Become a Stock Market, Forex, or Options Trader with Anmol Singh
Nov 26, 2019
Stock market guru Anmol Singh from livetrader.com is on the show today. He talks about how he got his start trading, what kind of person is the perfect profile to become a traitor, how much money you need to do it, what you were expected returns could be,…
796: Steve Weatherford Will Make You Want to Run Through a Brick Wall
Nov 4, 2019
Former New York Giants kicker Steve Weatherford was in Studio today. After retiring from the NFL, Steve has become a motivational and mindset coach that will make you re-frame and re-think most of the decisions you make during the course of the day. His…
795: How to Create Your Own Mobile App, With Sean Casto of PreApps.com
Oct 28, 2019
Have you ever thought “Man, I wish there was an app for that!”. Today’s guest, Sean Casto of https://preapps.com, has helped hundreds of people create apps. Today we chat about how he got into the app game, and the steps necessary to create your own app!…
794: CRASH Course for Success With Jason Aldean Drummer, Rich Redmond
Oct 7, 2019
This morning, I jammed with Jason Aldean Drummer Rich Redmond at an undisclosed studio in LA. Rich has been playing with Jason for over 20 years. But… He’s not just a drummer. He’s an author, actor, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. We had a great…
793: Liz Germain on Starting Over From Scratch, Mega YouTube Tips, and Your Own Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sep 16, 2019
Today we have Liz Germain in Studio. Liz is an absolute YouTube wizard, in addition to being a former fitness professional, and mega amateur rapper. We chat about her transition of moving from a partnership business to a solo endeavor, growing up in…
792: Turning Trauma Into Triumph: The Story Behind Food Heals with Allison Melody
Sep 11, 2019
Filmmaker and Podcaster Allison Melody stops by to share her entrepreneurial journey of starting her brand, Food Heals. After losing both her parents to cancer in her 20’s Allison saw Western Medicine fail them decided there had to be a better way to heal…
791: How to Make Your Hobby Into a Successful Business
Aug 27, 2019
On today’s episode, I take you through the process of how I am taking one of my favorite hobbies, and making a solopreneur business out of it. It’s a really fun process that I’ve done over and over again, but this one I’m having an absolute blast with!…
790: How to Make People Think Your Idea Is Their Idea With Oren Klaff
Aug 19, 2019
Author Oren Klaff of “Pitch Anything” stops by today to chat about his new book, “Flip the Script”. This book promises to not only teach you the art of persuasion, but to help people think that your idea is actually their idea, thus agreeing with it and…
789: Pat Flynn Behind the Scenes at FlynnCon1
Aug 13, 2019
Today’s episode was recorded in Pat Flynn’s new studio at WeWork in La Jolla California. We used a road pro caster which is a phenomenal bit of Kit. I thought it would be cool to find out what he was thinking and how he prepared for his first real…
788: Talking Events, Entrepreneurship, and Business with Rich Brooks from Agents of Change.
Aug 5, 2019
Rich Brooks from the entrepreneurial conference Agents of Change, joins us on the show today. We cover topics like how he started the AOC conference, what to expect this year, podcasting, different business ventures, and much more. Hope to see you in…
787: If You Haven’t Started Yet… Just begin, with AJ Roberts
Jul 31, 2019
AJ Roberts from Genesis digital (otherwise known as Kartra), was in studio today, and we covered a bunch of awesome topics including how simple online business could be, how to create an easy infrastructure, and why not knowing everything should not stop…
786: Why SEO Still Matters, with Tommy Griffith
Jul 24, 2019
Tommy Griffith has been doing search engine optimization for more than 10 years. He previously managed SEO at PayPal and Airbnb, and now runs ClickMinded, a digital marketing training platform for marketers and entrepreneurs. Tommy started ClickMinded as…
785: Facing Your Past So You Can Succeed In Your Future, With Amber Spears
Jul 15, 2019
I promise this was going to be a show about affiliate marketing. Amber Spears from East 5th Ave., one of the worlds premier affiliate management firms, was in studio to talk about affiliate marketing. But then we went down a rabbit hole of facing your…
784: Brain Hacking, Compression Coaching, and Quantifying Your Skillsets with Brad Costanzo
Jul 9, 2019
My boy Brad Costanzo of Bacon Wrapped Business (https://bradcostanzo.com | https://baconwrappedbusiness.com) was in studio. We chatted about dialing in your hormones, how to microdose and focus your brain for better results, and touched on a concept he…
783: The 9 Triangles of Business Success, with Blitzmetrics Dennis Yu (Best of)
Jul 1, 2019
Today we have Blitz Metrics (https://blitzmetrics.com) founder and CEO, Dennis Yu on the show. We were also joined by Jordan Paris, who wrote Growth Mindset University, and hosts the Growth Mindset University Podcast. Dennis shared with us something he’s…
782: — 38 Life Tips to Improve The World Around Us —
Jun 25, 2019
This is a random list of how I go through life. Some are lessons from my mom, some are just common sense and common courtesy, both of which seem to be lost in 2019. I think if we irritated each other a bit less, and were a bit more thoughtful, we could…
781: Running a Solopreneur Business During Massive Health or Life Challenges, with Paul Higgins
Jun 17, 2019
Today’s guest is my good friend Paul Higgins. Paul has been living with a rare kidney disorder for his whole life. A few years ago, he left his job at corporate Coca-Cola to live the life of a solo producer, despite massive health challenges. This show is…
780: Reprogramming Your Brain for Happiness & Success w/ Andy Murphy (BEST OF)
Jun 10, 2019 • 86 min
Neuro-linguistic programming or NLP as it’s commonly called: what is it and why the heck does it matter for your business and your life? You may have heard of it or perhaps you’ve even tried it, but do you know how impactful it can be on your…
779: Influencer Marketing, Thinking Big, and Social Media Like the Pros with Arron Shepherd of The Goat Agency
Jun 4, 2019 • 72 min
Today we chat with Arron Shepherd, co-founder of The Goat Agency, the biggest influencer marketing agency in the world. We chat about how he came up, and dig into some strategies Goat uses for their clients that can translate into the solopreneur world.
778: A Long Overdue Catch Up
May 29, 2019 • 51 min
On today’s episode I catch you up with an epic car show, meeting a couple of legends, and being at the right placOn today’s episode I catch you up with an epic car show, meeting a couple of legends, and being at the right place at the right time, as well…
777: How To Grow a Massive Mailing List Using Virtual Summits, with Dr. Mark Wade
May 9, 2019 • 67 min
Today I got to chat with my good friend Dr. Mark Wade, who has just launched a brand new podcast, the Virtual Summit Podcast. We talked about, amongst other things, how to grow a huge mailing list and influence using virtual summits. This strategy is…
776: How To Identify Your Business, Find Your Perfect Audience, and Nail Your Brand (Best Of)
Apr 29, 2019 • 81 min
Today’s Best Of episode is a culmination of questions and case studies from various coaching calls I’ve done over the last few weeks. Some of the most common questions or problems have to do with identifying your perfect business, defining your audience,…
775: The Art of Making Things Happen with Ken Kragen
Apr 22, 2019 • 87 min
Ken Kragen may not be a household name to you, but if you mention his name in Hollywood, people will respond with “legend”. Ken is responsible for “We Are The World”, “Hands Across America”, and innumerable other huge projects in Hollywood and worldwide.…
734: Free Coaching Friday. Or Saturday. :-)
Apr 20, 2019 • 19 min
On today’s episode of free coaching Friday we talk podcast hosting, how to make money as a singer/songwriter, bespoke blazers for men, and awesome customer service. Featured ads on this episode: This episode is brought to you by private coaching with…
773: Mastering Linkedin for Leads and Sales with Viveka von Rosen
Apr 15, 2019 • 67 min
Today we’re breaking new ground on The Solopreneur Hour…Linkedin. I don’t know a thing about Linkedin, so I brought on one of the world’s foremost experts in Linkedin sales and marketing, Viveka von Rosen. She has a brand new course on how to create more…
772: Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers is Movin’ on, and Movin’ Up
Apr 8, 2019 • 56 min
Today we’re chatting with the hardest working man in the automotive show business, Mike Brewer. As the creator and the host of the #1 automotive show in the world, Wheeler Dealers, Mike has seen and heard a lot since 2003! After a very public breakup with…
771: How To Think About Your Business Like An Investor
Apr 5, 2019 • 43 min
On this show, which I recorded at 85 miles an hour while driving to Las Vegas, I go through the process of how I’m going to use my new car for my business, not only writing the entire thing off but how to make it a win-win for everybody involved. Relevant…
770: A Road Trip Adventure Part I and Your Questions!
Mar 29, 2019 • 34 min
On this exciting free coaching Friday episode, I relay my adventure of buying a car in Chicago and the challenges that I faced. Then I got into some great questions from you, fellow listeners! Go to Conferencetopia.com for my free course on how to…
769: Instagram Growth in 2019 with Sue B. Zimmerman
Mar 25, 2019 • 46 min
Sue B Zimmerman and I sat down at social media marketing world San Diego for a killer chat on what’s working on Instagram in 2019. Not only is it about your brand, but your strategy and execution play a paramount role in how your account grows. Relevant…
768: How To Build a Successful Dropshipping E-Commerce Business in 2019, with Anton Crowley
Mar 19, 2019 • 66 min
Today’s guest is Anton Crowley from dropshiplifestyle.com. We talked about how the four hour work week completely changed his life and business, how he is created and sold multiple dropship businesses, how to research and create your own dropship…
767: Free Coaching Friday! Answering Your Solopreneur Questions!
Mar 15, 2019 • 29 min
Today I cover some of the jokes I told at the John Lee Dumas roast at Podfest in Orlando, and answer a bunch of your questions, including which app to use to run your business, whether or not you should rent your motorcycle out, and some of my favorite…
766: Andi Lew on 21st-Century Relationships and How to Build Them.
Mar 4, 2019 • 50 min
Australian relationship expert Andi Lew and I sit down at the Grafton hotel in Los Angeles to talk about how to cultivate romantic relationships in the 21st-century. Social media has done good in the world, but it has also made relationships more…
765: Ryan Levesque On How to Choose the Right Business for You
Feb 25, 2019 • 66 min
It’s been a few years since Ryan Levesque’s worldwide sensation “Ask” launched his career into the stratosphere. His brand new book, “Choose”, helps people pick the perfect business to start. You can get a TON of free swag at this URL:…
764: Solopreneur Q&A, Greatest Hits with Michael O’Neal
Feb 18, 2019 • 34 min
On today’s show I grab a few questions from the archives which are still quite relevant today. We talk about staying on brand, keeping your mindset straight, how to save more time, when to automate and outsource, and a lot more! Have a listen on your fave…
763: 10 Ways to Stay Healthy While Working HARD, with Melissa Ramos
Feb 10, 2019 • 80 min
As solopeneurs one of the keys to our success is our health. We’ve talked about this subject a few times because without health and vitality solopreneurship is an even more difficult path. Joining us to share her expertise is Melissa Ramos of Sexy Food…
762: Pat Flynn on How To Become an Inventor
Feb 2, 2019 • 64 min
Mr. Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income (https://smartpassiveincome.com) stopped by to talk about his new invention, The Switchpod. (Available on Kickstarter right now at https://switchpod.co) We talked about the entire process of how to get something…
761: Business Automation 101
Jan 23, 2019 • 47 min
Well, it’s time for a brain dump. I’ve been immersing myself in automating my business, and I thought I’d give you a breakdown of how I think about automation, what apps and services I use, my philosophy on automation, and how it can open up doors you…
760: Solopreneur Q&A – Free Coaching Monday!
Jan 21, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
759: Iron Man, Star Wars, and More – Jayse Hansen on Creating A New Reality In Virtual Worlds
Jan 14, 2019 • 62 min
758: Live from CES with Joel Comm, talking new tech, pivoting, and his new show!
Jan 11, 2019 • 48 min
Joel Comm (@joelcomm) and I sit down at CES to talk about new tech, pivoting when your business changes, and having the b*lls to “just start!”
757: Systematize Your Biz with Jaime Masters
Jan 7, 2019 • 71 min
Systems, Systems, Systems. We know we need ’em. We don’t know how to do ’em. Fortunately for us, there’s Jaime Masters to help us out with such things. Her new brand, OwnerBox (https://ownerbox.com), helps solopreneurs and business owners systematize…
756: Answers to Your Questions!
Jan 4, 2019 • 30 min
On today’s show, I run down some questions featured on the Proudly Unemployable Facebook Group and answer them on the show. Note: This episode is straight FIRE…so don’t burn your ears!
755: Another Year In Your Earballs
Dec 31, 2018 • 41 min
Howdy. On today’s rambling episode, I chat about coaching, investing in one’s self, fat-shaming, and goal setting. email me at michael@solopreneurhour.com for coaching special info. Here’s the 9 minute HIIT workout I’m doing:…
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Dec 27, 2018
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754: Margaritas, Weight Loss, and Pivoting, with Cassie Bjork
Dec 17, 2018 • 71 min
Today’s in Studio Guest is (former) Dietitian Cassie Bjork. (Cassie.net) We thought “Hey, it’s noon during holiday season, we might as well have a margarita or two and record a podcast”. So, here’s that. 🙂 Get Cassie’s Rulebreakers Weight Loss Coaching…
753: Solopreneur Q&A – Free Coaching Friday!
Dec 15, 2018 • 17 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
752: Clay Hebert & John Lee Dumas: 2 Brilliant Marketing Minds, Some Tequila, and Some Single Malt
Dec 5, 2018 • 66 min
Today we have a special show. Myself, JLD (https://instagram.com/johnleedumas) and Clay Hebert (https://instagram.com/clayhebert) talk about all things marketing, from how you introduce yourself, to improving your chops, to having great conversations.
751: Free Coaching Fri-Saturday! Productivity, YouTube Growth, and More…
Dec 1, 2018 • 34 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
750: 3 Steps to a GREAT Online Business w/ Chris Farrell (best of)
Nov 27, 2018 • 70 min
As a solopreneur we all start somewhere. Sometimes we start with a topic we know a lot about, sometimes we see an opening and we go for it, learning along the way. Our guest for today saw an opening to serve his audience in a simpler, more effective way…
749: (Hot Air) BalloonCast with Glen Ledwell (best of…kinda)
Nov 21, 2018 • 86 min
Sometimes a solopreneur is a solopreneur from birth. They hustle themselves right out of the crib and into the thick of the next opportunity that crosses their path. Our guest for episode 749, Mr. Glen Ledwell, falls into that category. Glen is a serial…
748: Creating a Six-Figure Side Gig, with Dr. Mark Costes (best of)
Nov 13, 2018 • 64 min
As solopreneurs making the transition from doing what we know to teaching and sharing our knowledge is typically the difference between burnout and bliss. To start that transition we often create a side gig. The man who has made multiple six figures doing…
747: The MOST IMPORTANT (and most overlooked) Piece of the Success Puzzle
Nov 6, 2018 • 57 min
On today’s show it’s just you and me, kid. And we (and by “we”, I mean “I”) talk about what I consider to be the most overlooked, yet most important part of a successful solopreneur business. To book your clarity call, click here:…
746: Choosing Your Own Freedom with Natalie Sisson
Oct 24, 2018 • 64 min
Returning back onto the show is Natalie Sisson, with her new book, The Freedom Plan. (https://thefreedomplan.co) – how to reclaim your time, streamline your business, and be more profitable while living your ideal lifestyle and feeling on purpose! Natalie…
745: You Asked. I Answered | Solopreneur Q&A
Oct 23, 2018 • 43 min
If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the Facebook group here or grab my free course called…
744: Allison Maslan on How To Scale Your Business, Build Your Team, and Explode Your Growth
Oct 16, 2018 • 64 min
Serial entrepreneur (and trapeze-ist?) Allison Maslan joins us for a great episode speaking about her new book, Scale or Fail, How to Build Your Dream Team, Explode Your Growth, and Let Your Business Soar. Allison has an amazing history of…
743: The Secret to Successful Sales, and the Power of the Mastermind, with Travis Chappell
Oct 8, 2018 • 69 min
Travis Chappell (https://www.buildyournetwork.co) and @travischappell stops by the show today to talk about some core fundamentals of successful “network explosion”, and building your online business. We talk about * The secret to great sales * the power…
742: Defeating Overwhelm, and The Recipe for Choosing Your ONE Thing
Oct 5, 2018 • 32 min
On today’s FCF, I answer all these awesome questions: * Not a question but some feedback. Your latest episode about Rennch EXPLODED over the airwaves. That was the sound of passion, goals, doer, fun, creativity – the very essence of sloopreneur life – I…
741: A CRAZY Entrepreneurial Story, starring the Rennch “Jack in The Bag”.
Oct 1, 2018 • 33 min
On this episode I document the craziness of going from concept to finished product with an absurd timeline. Proof positive that you don’t have to know what you’re doing to make something happen. You just have to do it!
740: Taking Responsibility for your own Happiness, with Adam Lewis Walker
Sep 26, 2018 • 63 min
Adam Lewis Walker (AYAlpha.com) has a brand new book, Awaken Your Alpha, available October 3rd 2018. First and foremost, my apologies for the audio quality. We had an equipment breakdown and had to make due. Adam and I talk about the journey of being a…
739: Start Your Own AMAZON Business Without Making A Product with Brian Creager
Sep 24, 2018 • 63 min
This was a REALLY fun episode, because I didn’t know this business model existed. You can think of a product, find a manufacturer to make it for you, brand it, and sell it on Amazon without carrying a warehouse full of inventory and shipping it yourself.…
738: Philip McKernan – One Last Talk: Why YOUR TRUTH Matters, and How to Speak It
Sep 17, 2018 • 59 min
Amazing, remarkable, life-changing. That’s what this episode is. Since I originally introduced him at the Thrive 2016 conference in San Diego, I’ve been following Philip McKernan and his incredible message. I finally got him to sit down and record a…
737: How to Start A World Class Podcast, Step By Step
Sep 12, 2018 • 78 min
In this episode, I take you through the 8 week launch process of a world class podcast. For gear: https://kit.com/solohour For supplemental YouTube videos: https://youtube.com/solohour
736: What Solopreneurs Are Struggling With This Week | Solopreneur Q&A
Sep 11, 2018 • 23 min
Free Coaching Monday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the Facebook…
735: Dan Kuschell Will Change How You Conduct Business.
Sep 5, 2018 • 77 min
Solopreneurs. This was one of those conversations that I physically had to cut off, because it was so good it could have gone on forever. Dan Kuschell is the CEO of Joe Polish’s Genius Network, and is insightful, bright, and brilliant. This is an instant…
734: Travis Houston from Superfunnel and a Marketing Hack You’ve NEVER Heard Of
Aug 30, 2018 • 63 min
Today we welcome Travis Houston (https://superfunnel.com) into Studio 86 to talk all things marketing. After telling us a really compelling story about “finding himself” in India, he wound up in the most incredible whirlwind of 18 months of mentors.…
733: 5 Year Anniversary Show! How To Do This Solopreneur Thing
Aug 22, 2018 • 48 min
Happy birthday Solohour! On today’s ep, I talk about the B.A.M concept, how to create a tier 1, tier 2, or tier 3 business (and what that means), and how to get your mindset right to be a solopreneur.
732: How To DEconstruct Success with Jase Bennett of The Ohana Adventure
Aug 20, 2018 • 58 min
Today’s show is a doozy. Jase Bennett of The Ohana Adventure (1.7 Million Subs on YouTube), Prouduct (Did the Freedom, Mastery, and Podcast Journals with John Lee Dumas, and many more…) Jase Boards, chats with us about being a serial entrepreneur, what…
731: What’s The Next Thing You’re Working On? Free Coaching Friday with Special Guest Jase Bennett!
Aug 17, 2018 • 33 min
Check out Jase Bennett at The Ohana Adventure on YouTube Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be…
730: Cole Hatter on Creating The Best Conference, Real Estate Investing, and Surrounding Yourself with Smarter People
Aug 15, 2018 • 60 min
Cole Hatter is the founder of Thrive: Make Money Matter (https://attendthrive.com – Use Promo code “solo” for 20% off) which is, in my opinion, the best entrepreneurial conference out there today. We dig into surrounding yourself with smarter people,…
729: The Nuts & Bolts of Successful Public Speaking, with Kenyon Salo
Aug 13, 2018 • 77 min
Kenyon Salo (https://kenyonsalo.com) joins us today to talk about how we began our public speaking career, and what it’s like to pay attention to the technical side of speaking. Public speaking is a learned behavior as much as an art form, and we dig deep…
727: 10 Things I Did Right When I launched The Solopreneur Hour (best of)
Aug 7, 2018 • 61 min
Solopreneurs! Don’t let the title fool you. This isn’t about “hey, check me out, look what I did!”. It’s essentially a primer on how to launch a business and brand from scratch. I take you through the steps I took (sort of, in no particular order) to…
726: How To FOCUS
Aug 4, 2018 • 27 min
Today we’re talking about Focus. What are some of the supplements and methodologies YOU use to focus. Find out on today’s show!
725: Answering Your Most Pressing Solopreneur Questions!
Jul 30, 2018 • 21 min
Free Coaching Monday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
724: TODAY You’re Learning How To Invest in Real Estate, with Rod Khleif
Jul 25, 2018 • 66 min
Today’s show is with Rod Khleif, multimillionaire and real estate investor. He breaks down exactly what we need to do to learn how to invest in Real Estate. Website Address: www.RodKhleif.com Find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodkhleiffan/…
723: The Psychology of Success, with Roland Frasier of Digital Marketer
Jul 23, 2018 • 71 min
Traffic and Conversion is one of my favorite conferences. It’s simply the most tactical, “rubber meets the road” conference I’ve been to. I met Roland at a mastermind in San Diego, and loved his presentation. A former lawyer turned marketer, the reason…
723: Q&A, Solopreneur Style!
Jul 22, 2018 • 18 min
On today’s Solopreneur Q&A we talk about sound quality, niching (pronounced “neeshing”) down, and a follow up to the Sophie Howard Amazon show.
722: How To Build A Successful Amazon Business with Sophie Howard
Jul 18, 2018 • 70 min
On today’s ep I’ve got Sophie Howard, who is an absolute Amazon-selling beast! (https://aspiringentrepreneurs.com) She’s an excellent product “sourcer” and loves the launch process. We have a fabulous chat about what makes an Amazon product work, and how…
721: Making Time For New Projects, Driving Traffic To Local Biz, and More, with Special Guest, Elyse Parker
Jul 16, 2018 • 32 min
On today’s Q&A show, we talk about driving local traffic to a biz, (including Google Places hacking), how to make time (and decide when to…) for new projects, and how to deal with limited capacity. Special guest is internet marketing extraordinaire Elyse…
720: The Number One Way To Grow Your Brand And Business
Jul 9, 2018 • 42 min
You’re a podcaster…you just don’t know it yet. Statistically, podcasting is on a hockey stick rise of adoption. It also remains the most “bang for the buck” in terms of building brand authority. Today I share my podcasting origin story…see if your life…
719: Launching Your Podcast, How To Price Yourself, How To Allocate Your Time, and More…
Jul 6, 2018 • 30 min
Today’s FCF is brought to you by the PLG – Podcast Launch Group. Get 50% off until June 10! https://podcastlaunchgroup.com
718: Giving It All Away For FREE…for Profit, with Shane and Jocelyn Sams
Jul 5, 2018 • 63 min
We’ve got Shane and Jocelyn Sams from flippedlifestyle.com on today’s episode. We chatted about all kinds of stuff, including their innovative marketing tactic to promote their membership: One month FREE membership to our Flip Your Life Community – our…
717: Webinar Masterclass with Anthony “AJ” Joiner (best of)
Jul 2, 2018 • 87 min
Today’s episode is with Anthony “AJ” Joiner, who designs and executes webinars for radio and media personalities in Atlanta. He also happens to be a Sololab member, joining my group around 18 months ago. When we first chatted, he had many business ideas…
716: The Art of Facebook Ads and Paid Traffic with Rick Mulready
Jun 27, 2018 • 82 min
He’s “your Facebook ads guy’s favorite Facebook ads guy”. And the one that the pros turn to. On today’s episode, we chat with Rick Mulready (https://rickmulready.com) about Facembook ads, YouTube ads, Instagram ads…you name it. We answer the question…is…
715: Your Biggest Challenges As A Solopreneur…
Jun 25, 2018 • 33 min
…and how to fix them. On today’s show, I run down some questions featured on the Proudly Unemployable Facebook Group and answer them on the show. Note: This episode is straight FIRE…so don’t burn your ears!
714: What To Do with Your Million Dollar Idea, with Stephen Key (best of)
Jun 20, 2018 • 58 min
If you’re reading this you’ve probably had the idea for an invention. Have you wondered what’s the best way to take your idea and make it into a viable product? Our returning guest for episode 359, Mr. Stephen Key, can help you. Stephen is an inventor…
713: How To Make a Landing Page, Join a Mastermind, and More…
Jun 18, 2018 • 20 min
on this Solopreneur 1/3 hour I catch you up on some news, talk about how to make a landing page, join a mastermind, and stop making excuses for why you haven’t built your business or had your fun yet.
712: Why Time Freedom Is Your MOST Important Asset
Jun 13, 2018 • 17 min
We focus so much energy around making more money, when it’s really the time freedom that we seek. Tune into this (abridged) episode to learn how important time freedom can be in your life, and how it should be your primary focus.
711: Social Media Day with Erin Cell from Socially Powered!
Jun 11, 2018 • 39 min
Today Erin Cell and I chat about what’s working in 2018 for Social Media, chatbots, and Social Media Day Denver! Follow Erin @sociallypowered everywhere. https://socialmediadaydenver.com. Use promo code “solohour50” for 50 bucks off your ticket!!
710: YouTube Masterclass [Part 3] with Sunny Lenarduzzi
Jun 8, 2018 • 65 min
The imitable Sunny Lenarduzzi (youtube for bosses https://sunnylenarduzzi.com/youtube4bosses) joins us for part III of the YouTube Masterclass series. Today we talk some serious STRATEGY, channel optimization, apps, and tons more about how to get your…
709: YouTube Channel Masterclass [Part 2] with Brian G Johnson
Jun 6, 2018 • 46 min
On this Topic-based miniseries, this is part 2 of how to create grow and monetize a YouTube channel. This episode features the first half of my conversation with Brian G. Johnson, and we dig deep into how to initially set up your youtube channel, your…
708: YouTube Channel Masterclass [Part 1] with Brian G Johnson
Jun 4, 2018 • 45 min
On this Topic-based miniseries, this is part 1 of how to create grow and monetize a YouTube channel. This episode features the first half of my conversation with Brian G. Johnson, and we dig deep into how to initially set up your youtube channel, your…
707: 9 Million Downloads Celebration Show!
Jun 2, 2018 • 37 min
On today’s episode (which is a DOOZY!) we celebrate 9 Million Downloads together. (Warning: This episode is FULL of actionable advice that you will probably end up taking to move your life forward…sorry about that.)
706: From Teacher and Librarian to Digital Entrepreneurs, with Shane and Jocelyn Sams (best of)
May 30, 2018 • 69 min
Welcome to episode 706 of The Solopreneur Hour! I love episodes like today’s when I get to speak to not just one guest, but two. And today’s duo is even better: they are a married couple who now run a super successful online business helping other couples…
705: 10 Ways To Monetize Your Solopreneur Business
May 28, 2018 • 36 min
Today I go over 10 ways to monetize your solopreneur business, whether you’re running a podcast, youtube channel, blog, or any other solopreneur biz!
704: FREE COACHING FRIDAY! Solopreneur Q&A
May 25, 2018 • 43 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
703: How To Make A Living AND Have FUN At The Same Time, with Joel Comm
May 23, 2018 • 76 min
Joel Comm stops by the show to talk about his new book: The Fun Formula – How Curiousity, Risk-Taking, and Serendipity Can Revolutionize How You Work., in stores June 5. Pre-order Joel’s Book Here On this episode we chat about Joel’s career, and how “fun”…
702: Start A Successful Solopreneur Business with the B.A.M. Formula, and your Q’s…
May 21, 2018 • 27 min
In this “Free Coaching Monday” Episode, I define the acronym B.A.M., and how following it will all but ensure your solopreneur success. I also discuss my new YouTube Channel, Rennch. Then I dig into your questions for Free Coaching Monday! Rennch™ on…
701: The Solopreneur Gig You Can Start TODAY, with Abbey Ashley
May 14, 2018 • 63 min
Abbey Ashley has created an amazing Virtual Assistant business. Can you write? Can you talk on the phone? Can you send an email? Then you can become a virtual assistant too! Get her Virtual Assistant Launch Checklist and Starter Kit – This checklist…
700: How To Spend $1000, Staying Motivated, and Your Questions
May 11, 2018 • 42 min
Welcome to an epic Free Coaching Friday episode 700 from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next…
699: 10 Ways to Stay Healthy While Working HARD, with Melissa Ramos (best of)
May 10, 2018 • 80 min
As solopreneurs one of the keys to our success is our health. We’ve talked about this subject a few times because without health and vitality solopreneurship is an even more difficult path. Joining us to share her expertise is Melissa Ramos of Sexy Food…
698: Surrounding Yourself with Success and Becoming an Agent of Change with Rich Brooks
May 7, 2018 • 65 min
Rich Brooks is the founder of the premier digital marketing conference on the east coast, which will be celebrating it’s 7th annual https://www.theagentsofchange.com/ in Portland Maine Sept. 20-21. On today’s show we talk about becoming an “agent of…
697: How To Reset and Recharge, and Your Questions for Free Coaching Friday!
May 4, 2018 • 25 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
696: Stephen Warley On How To Begin Your Solopreneur Journey
Apr 30, 2018 • 66 min
Stephen Warley is the former co-founder of Unstuckable. His new business is https://lifeskillsthatmatter.com/ where he’s helping 9-5’ers become Solopreneurs. On this chat, we talk about the pivot from Unstuckable, and how he had to come to grips with his…
695: The Best Solopreneur Business, and More Q&A
Apr 28, 2018 • 27 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
694: How to Massively Uplevel Your Coaching Business, with Ajit Nawalkha
Apr 25, 2018 • 70 min
Ajit Nawalkha is the Co-Founder of Mindvalley.com and the Host of Evercoach. His life was transformed by smart, gifted coaches and mentors, and this motivated him to become a coach himself. His mission is to empower dedicated educators, coaches and…
693: The ART of Scaling Yourself with Sean Dietrich
Apr 23, 2018 • 61 min
You’re a Solopreneur. Talented, creative, inspired. You work your butt off, and work well one-on-one. But how do you scale that into a larger business? How do you remove yourself from the equation? It’s especially hard if you’re in a creative field, like…
692: A Special New Program, and Your Questions Answered!
Apr 20, 2018 • 30 min
On today’s show we bang out your free coaching Friday questions, and I announce a new Pilot program: A group podcast launch. 8 weeks until your first world class episode. To become one of the limited (and discounted first time members, click here!)…
691: Affiliate Marketing MasterClass with Matt McWilliams
Apr 16, 2018 • 63 min
Affiliate Marketing. What is it? Should you do it? How do you make any money? Do you need to have money to make money in affiliate marketing? How long does it take? How large should my list be? We answer all these questions and more on today’s episode of…
690: What Solopreneurs Are Struggling With | Solopreneur Q&A
Apr 14, 2018 • 36 min
Free Coaching Saturday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
689: Greg Smith of Thinkific on Creating an Online Course Platform, and Leadership Development
Apr 11, 2018 • 67 min
Today we’ve got Greg Smith, lawyer turned coursemaker turned founder of Thinkific, to talk about how Thinkific started, why and how you should start your own course, how he developed into a leader, and a lot more! If you want to take a crack at your own…
688: The Dynamic Duo of Fitness, Chris & Eric Martinez
Apr 9, 2018 • 63 min
Check Chris and Eric out at dynamicduotraining.com. Get the book, The New Era of Fitness here: theneweraoffitness.com Identical twins, Chris and Eric Martinez have a different, modern take on health, fitness, and eating well. On this episode we talk about…
687: Let’s Answer Your Questions! It’s FREE COACHING FRIDAY! (kind of)
Apr 9, 2018 • 28 min
Free Coaching Monday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. Except today. Which is Monday. If you want to be part of the fun for next…
686: Angie Lee – Personality and Perserverance Equal Huge Success
Apr 4, 2018 • 61 min
Angie Lee is your hilarious + wicked smart business bestie you’ve always wanted. Warning; You will laugh your butt off & be inspired to make your bank account not suck. $100k in debt to 7 figures under 30, Angie is dedicated to sharing her story & showing…
685: Awesome SEO Hacks, YouTube Channel Growth, with Brian Dean (best of)
Apr 2, 2018 • 64 min
Brian Dean from Backlinko.com joins us today to talk about his journey from black hat SEO to white hat SEO, a great infographic guest post strategy, beginner SEO strategies and tips, and how to get more views and grow your YouTube channel. SEM Rush #1…
684: New Instagram Tips, Best Conferences, and More! | Free Coaching Friday!
Mar 30, 2018 • 24 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
683: Locating & Connecting with Your IDEAL Customer with Jeffrey Shaw
Mar 21, 2018 • 64 min
Jeffrey Shaw, author of Lingo, stopped by the show today. A photographer by trade, Jeffrey is great at identifying and speaking to an audience in the most optimal way. His new book Lingo, breaks down exactly how to do that. Find Jeffrey…
682: 10 Awesome Books, 10 Awesome Lessons, with AJ Roberts
Mar 19, 2018 • 72 min
AJ Roberts reads a book every 2 or 3 days. He was asked about his top 10 books on his Facebook page, and had this answer: Top 10 Books Of The Year Got the following message in my inbox “AJ, what are the Top 10 books you’d recommend?” Sounds like a simple…
681: Teaching Luddites to Instagram, Launching a Podcast, and more… | Solopreneur Q&A
Mar 18, 2018 • 29 min
Your questions for Free coaching (Sunday!) Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the…
680: Gary Leland on Starting Multiple Solopreneur Businesses | Just DO it!
Mar 14, 2018 • 65 min
Today’s show is with podcast legend Gary Leland. Not only is he in the podcasting hall of fame, but he has started multiple businesses in just about every industry you can imagine. If there’s one thing about this episode, it should help you get over the…
679: Maneesh Sethi | Create New Good Habits, Break Old Bad Ones
Mar 12, 2018 • 67 min
Maneesh Sethi, serial entrepreneur, digital nomad, and fellow procrastinator, was in studio to talk about Pavlok, his “accountibility” company. Maneesh is famous for hiring a Craigslist girl to smack him across the face if he got off task. You see…he has…
678: Podcast planning, Instagram tips, Live Events, and More… | Solopreneur Coaching
Mar 9, 2018 • 29 min
Today’s FCF is brought to you by…me! After 15 years making a living as a designer and branding guy, I started a social media consulting agency in 2009, and a podcast consulting agency in 2012. It dawned on me the other day that many of you don’t know what…
677: Dana Malstaff Live From Social Media Marketing World 2018
Mar 2, 2018 • 39 min
Every time I sit with Dana Malstaff I learn something…and so will you. Dana Malstaff is the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. She is a mother, author, speaker, business strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She launched the Boss Mom…
676: Jordan Harbinger on Reinventing, and the Fear of Starting Over | The Solopreneur Hour
Feb 28, 2018 • 74 min
Jordan Harbinger (formerly of The Art of Charm) talks about leaving AoC, his fear around starting over, and his vision for the Jordan Harbinger Show. Do us all a favor…subscribe to The Jordan Harbinger Show
675: How To Launch Your Own Event, and Sales Won’t Save Your Business, with Joe Pardo
Feb 26, 2018 • 65 min
My buddy Joe Pardo, creator of MAPCON, (Mid atlantic podcast conference) stopped by to chat about his new book, Sales Won’t Save Your Business (available on Amazon for pre-order NOW). We dug into what it’s like to create a conference from scratch, what…
674: Building Leadership Skills with Freshbooks’ Founder & CEO, Mike McDerment
Feb 23, 2018 • 59 min
What would you do if you built a piece of software to solve a problem you had, then it grew into a thriving, multimillion dollar company? CEO and co-founder of Freshbooks, Mike McDerment has the answer today. We talk about evolving your business, growing…
673: Do Things That Don’t Scale, and A Million Other Business Tips, with John Lee Dumas
Feb 19, 2018 • 76 min
JLD is in the house for a fun episode, that, is completely value-packed. Enjoy.
672: Tony Robbins’ Right Hand Man, Eli Wilhide, on the Solopreneur Mindset
Feb 14, 2018 • 79 min
As solopreneurs we face many battles, not the least of which is our own internal state and mindset. Joining us to talk about this very topic is the brilliant (and hunky) Eli Wilhide. We have a great chat about growing up in a tough environment, winning…
671: Connection, Relationships, & Stories – Why we become Podcast Junkies, with Harry Duran
Feb 12, 2018 • 70 min
I sat down in Orlando with Harry Duran, the host of Podcast Junkies, (every Wednesday on iTunes) and had a great chat about what makes podcasting great, what his journey to the microphone was, and all kinds of other juicy business tidbits.
670: Venturing on your own, Network Marketing, and More of Your Questions
Feb 12, 2018 • 36 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
669: 7 Tips for Success with Legendary Drummer Kenny Aronoff
Feb 7, 2018 • 83 min
John Cougar Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Avril Levigne, Alanis Morrissette, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Cocker, Randy Newman, Brian Setzer, Iggy Pop, Belinda Carlisle…the list goes on and on. What do they have in common?…
668: Solopreneur Taxes, Business Structure, and Planning with The Cashflow Doctor, Eric Nghiem
Feb 5, 2018 • 62 min
Eric Nghiem recognized his “entrepreneur gene” early on, by becoming an eBay Power Seller with used paintball equipment. As his fascination with business and entrepreneurship grew, so did his bank account. He became a true “numbers” guy, and now focuses…
667: Repurposing Content, Saying “Yes”, How To Outsource, Working with Your Significant Other, and more…
Feb 5, 2018
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
666: Pink Floyd? (Not The Devil.) My Favorite Episode From 2017 with Legendary Sax Player Scott Page
Jan 28, 2018 • 87 min
Well, this is a treat. We get to hear from a rock legend on today’s show. In this one-on-one conversation with sax player Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Toto) who has not only played music for millions…but is arguably more successful as a solopreneur…
665: Patrick Norton – Making a Career in Tech by Saying “Yes”
Jan 22, 2018 • 73 min
Patrick Norton (@patricknorton) has been a technology writer and television presenter for close to 25 years. On this episode, we chat about his journey from writing tech reviews for magazines to starring in a technology television show with over 45…
664: Should You Charge For Your Time? | Solopreneur Coaching
Jan 20, 2018 • 30 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
663: Find Your Swing (Solopreneur Coaching) with Matthew Kimberley (Best Of)
Jan 17, 2018 • 94 min
Solopreneurs! Thanks for joining us on another installment of Find Your Swing (Solopreneur Coaching). It’s been a minute! I’ve missed doing these with you all so I’m extra excited to bring these type of shows back. Today’s episode brings us an extra…
662: How To Tell When Your Business Has Momentum
Jan 15, 2018 • 46 min
I’m just back from CES Las Vegas after a busy conference week. Some remarkable things happened regarding my Beginner Audiophile (https://beginneraudiophile.com) brand, and I’d like to share them with you. In this episode, we talk about how to recognize…
661: From Photographer to 100% Time & Financial Freedom, with Vincent Pugliese
Jan 8, 2018 • 61 min
Our friend Vincent Pugliese is back on the show with his new book, Freelance to Freedom. After catching up a bit about the Steelers’ James Harrison defecting to the evil New England Patriots, we dug into his book writing process, what “Freelance to…
660: Chris Harder on Reframing Our Money Mindset | The Solopreneur Hour
Jan 3, 2018 • 52 min
Chris Harder lives a life that many of us would call our “dream life”. Surrounded by a loving family, beautiful wife, beautiful home in one of the nicest cities in the country. He’s the kind of guy that, when he speaks, we should listen. I interviewed…
659: Solopreneur Coaching Show – Train Your Dog, Plan Your Content, & Social Media Marketing World
Dec 29, 2017 • 26 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
658: John Dennis is The Guy Behind The Scenes of Your Favorite Conferences
Dec 21, 2017 • 69 min
My good buddy John Dennis stopped by episode 658 of the Solopreneur Hour. John is the guy behind the scenes at the Thrive (one of my favorite) conference, and is a co-owner of Podfest Multimedia Expo. Today we talk about the conferences, how to get into…
657: Let’s Answer Your Questions! It’s FREE COACHING FRIDAY!
Dec 15, 2017 • 28 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
656: How to Systematize Your Solopreneur Business with Dana Malstaff | The Solopreneur Hour Podcast
Dec 13, 2017 • 69 min
Today our good friend Dana Malstaff (https://boss-mom.com) stops by to talk about the basics of systematizing your solopreneur biz. She runs a veritable empire over there at Boss Mom, and had to get started somewhere. A few things we covered: * a GREAT…
655: How YOU Can Build A Business From Your Existing Skillset (Find Your Swing™ Episode 1) Best Of | The Solopreneur Hour Podcast
Dec 11, 2017 • 63 min
In this replay of this inaugural episode of “FIND YOUR SWING™”, Dawnmarrs.com and I review 6 listener submissions, and try to help them figure out how they can build a business, scale themselves, or break out of the 9-5. In this show, we touch on the arts…
654: Travel Adventures in Australia, and YOUR Questions! | The Solopreneur Hour Podcast
Dec 9, 2017 • 32 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
653: How To Build A Business from Your Hobby, w/ Melbourne Watch Co. Founder Sujain Krishnan – The Solopreneur Hour Podcast
Dec 4, 2017 • 57 min
The concept of The Solopreneur Hour has always been to feature people that have made a business out of their hobbies and their skill sets. There’s no more evident example of that then today’s guest, Sujain Krishnan. Just a few short years ago, he went…
652: How To Turn Your Million Dollar Idea Into…A Million Dollars
Nov 27, 2017 • 71 min
Do you think inventors are born or can any solopreneur come up with a new idea? Our guest on today’s show says anyone can do it. And he would know, his name is Stephen Key and he’s been the force behind such smash hits as Teddy Ruxpin and Laser-tag, among…
651: Listening To Your Audience, YouTube Growth, & Taking Chances, with Jeff Micklem of Home Built By Jeff
Nov 22, 2017 • 74 min
Today we’re recording from Jeff Micklem’s (Home Built By Jeff on Youtube) beautiful house in Bowral Australia, about 2 hours south of Sydney. We had a great chat, spanning topics from Youtube growth, where to get made to order t-shirts, sucking at the…
650: James Schramko Will 10x Your Business
Nov 20, 2017 • 61 min
Another really inspirational chat with James Schramko of https://superfastbusiness.com (and JamesSchramko.com) at his house in Sydney. James has undergone a “simplified” makeover over the last few years, and relishes in the elimination of things,…
649: Free Coaching Fri-(Sunday)-Day!
Nov 20, 2017 • 22 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
648: Upping Your Audio Game with Anna Vocino (Best of)
Nov 16, 2017 • 94 min
Ever wonder how those people speaking on movie trailers, audio books and commercials get their work? Here to tell us the secrets of the voiceover world is the lovely and talented, Anna Vocino. Anna’s making her second appearance on the show, you can…
647: Productivity and Life Hacks with Hugh Culver (Best Of)
Nov 13, 2017 • 73 min
Ever notice how the most successful people also DO the most with their days? Hugh Culver is no exception. (2017 Note: Be sure to check out Hugh’s new brand which is “Business of Speaking” on https://hughculver.com) He spent 18 years growing a successful…
646: Free Coaching Friday! Answering Your Questions | The Solopreneur Hour
Nov 11, 2017 • 21 min
Free Coaching (Saturday, kinda) from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join…
645: Jordan Harbinger is a Personality on the Mic | The Solopreneur Hour Podcast
Nov 8, 2017 • 47 min
One of the biggest challenges of doing online business, or running a podcast or youtube channel, is “finding your voice”. Sitting on a bench with Jordan Harbinger from Art of Charm, it was clearly evident that he was confident in his personality and his…
644: Nathan Chan from Foundr on Listening to Your Customers, “Value”, and What’s Working on Instagram in 2017.
Nov 6, 2017 • 62 min
Sitting on a rooftop deck in Brisbane Australia, Foundr Founder (I couldn’t resist) Nathan Chan and I sit down for a chat about listening to your customers, providing “value”, transitioning Foundr from digital to hard copy, and of course, what’s working…
643: Ready for a Quickie? Free Coaching Friday in 15 minutes.
Nov 3, 2017 • 15 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
642: How To Transition to Your Dream Job, with Natalie Sisson
Nov 1, 2017 • 75 min
Best of Episode: Natalie Sisson was the co-Founder of the successful startup Fundrazr when she packed it in, and packed up and decided to travel the world. That was over 3.5 years ago, and she’s still traveling! She’s built a mega-successful online brand…
641: James Schramko Will Help Your Business Grow…Super Fast
Oct 30, 2017 • 82 min
I met James Schramko when we both spoke at Tropical Think Tank (Chris Ducker’s Event) in May of 2015. James is a quiet dude, but has an almost childlike optimism about him. He loves to surf, he loves his family, and he loves his time freedom. Today we get…
640: Solopreneur Coaching – Researching a Podcast Niche, Looking Stylish, and Staying Focused
Oct 27, 2017 • 30 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
639: Do What You’re GREAT at, with BMX Legend Eddie Fiola
Oct 25, 2017 • 82 min
Today I had a chance to sit down in Temecula CA with “The King of The Skateparks” himself, Eddie Fiola. BMX champion turned Hollywood Stuntman, Eddie took his talent for riding (and falling) to the big screen on such movies as The Hangover, Independence…
638: How To Badass Your Brand with Pia Silva
Oct 23, 2017 • 59 min
Brooklyn native Pia Silva (https://worstofalldesign.com/) stops by the show today to talk about your brand…and how she loves it. Her new book, Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit helps us create a unique…
637: Meetups for Profit, How to Finish Courses & Books, Automation, and More…
Oct 20, 2017 • 39 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
636: How to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN with Steve Sims
Oct 18, 2017 • 60 min
When it comes to “making things happen“, Steve Sims is THE man! I met Steve a couple of years ago, and was fascinated by his story from a modest East London upbringing, to working his way up as a door guy in various Hong Kong clubs. That evolved into a…
635: Josh Trent on The SINGLE Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health, PLUS Quantum Physics, Multiple Lives, and More
Oct 16, 2017 • 65 min
Josh Trent of Wellness Force Radio (https://wellnessforce.com) stops by Studio 86 for an existential chat about quantum physics, multiple lives, the most important piece of your health, and a bunch more. When I started The Solopreneur Hour, I sort of…
634: Free Coaching…Sunday!
Oct 16, 2017
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! Or at least…that’s what it was supposed to be. Due to a little snafu, I posted it on Sunday. It’s ok…now you can binge! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me…
633: From Ugly Duckling to Beauty Queen to Serial Solopreneur, with Brittany Michalchuk
Oct 11, 2017 • 68 min
Brittany Michalchuk grew up in an entrepreneurial family in Calgary Alberta. She’s the founder of Bracelets For Humanity (https://bracelets4humanity.com), a serial entrepreneur, and is heavily focused on keeping a positive mindset. She’s also about to…
632: Identifying and Taking Advantage of Trends, with Joel Comm
Oct 8, 2017 • 68 min
It’s one thing to put out content that you love that coordinates with an industry you want to be in…it’s another thing to correctly identify a trend, and apply your skillsets to it, and turn it into a smash hit. But that’s exactly what Joel Comm has done…
631: Your Wins, and Your Questions!!
Oct 7, 2017 • 28 min
Today on Free coaching Saturday, I wanted to not only help you with your questions, but because of the awfulness of what happened in Vegas, I wanted to celebrate some wins as well. It can’t be only questions…let’s celebrate you! If you’re new and don’t…
630: 7 Tips To Conference Better, Build Relationships, & Make More Money!
Oct 4, 2017 • 40 min
What if every time you went to a conference or event, you made killer new connections with the speakers and influencers, established rapport with other like-minded people, and answered your businesses biggest questions and challenges? On today’s episode,…
629: Jennifer Paige – Behind The Scenes of a Mega Pop Star (Best Of)
Oct 2, 2017 • 90 min
When you were a kid, did you ever sing-along to the radio and dream of being a pop star? I’m betting more than a few of us did! My guest, Jennifer Paige, was blessed enough to live out that fantasy. She talks about her pop star experiences and shares the…
628: Public Speaking Tips, and Podcast Recording Without A Recorder (Free Coaching Friday!)
Sep 29, 2017 • 23 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
627: Healthy Things You Should Have In Your Fridge, with Vinnie Tortorich
Sep 27, 2017 • 100 min
Returning for his second visit with The Solopreneur Hour, is Vinnie Tortorich. Dubbed The World’s Angriest Trainer, Vinnie has come back to share his battle and triumph over leukemia, as well as why the world is getting fatter despite our overabundance of…
626: Dana Malstaff on Coaching, Sales Funnels, and How To Structure Your Online Course
Sep 25, 2017
Dana Malstaff is the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. (https://boss-mom.com) She is a mother, author, business strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing…
625: Influencer Marketing Strategy, Conferencing Techniques, and More…
Sep 22, 2017 • 26 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
624: Love Over Metrics – How To Grow A Community And Your Business by CARING, with Jadah Sellner
Sep 20, 2017 • 62 min
I finally got a chance to catch up with Jadah Sellner on today’s show. Jadah and her partner Jen saw huge success with the launch and growth of Simple Green Smoothies, writing a bestselling book and garnering hundreds of thousands of followers on…
623: Find Your Greatness and Optimize Your Instagram with Mike Sherbakov
Sep 18, 2017 • 79 min
My buddy Mike Sherbakov with The Greatness Foundation stopped by to talk about helping people build “on purpose businesses” and what the Greatness Foundation is up to. Then we dig into a tutorial/background on Cryptocurrency and why we’re so excited about…
622: How I Focus with A.D.D., and Your Questions!
Sep 15, 2017 • 23 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
621: Hacking The Entrepreneur, with Jonny Nastor (Best of)
Sep 13, 2017 • 66 min
As a solopreneur you’re probably a fan of podcasts. If that’s the case you’re aware of the avalanche of entrepreneurial-based inspirational shows that have launched in the last 6 months of 2014. One of the most notable is Hack the Entrepreneur with John…
620: Creating Your Own “Agency” & Traveling The World with Hannah Wiley
Sep 11, 2017 • 68 min
For years I ran a digital agency from my laptop. I’d sign on a new client, give them a proposal, then outsource 90% of the work. The job got done faster, and I was able to handle more clients. It was a great system! On today’s show, internet marketer…
BONUS EPISODE! 2017 Internet Marketing Fantasy Draft!
Sep 8, 2017 • 42 min
It’s Fantasy Football season for those afflicted, nerdy souls, where we yell at the TV to cheer on players that aren’t even on the team we root for. But…we wouldn’t have it any other way! There is, however, a twist to this ultimate fantasy draft. In this…
619: Cloning One’s Self, FB Group to Email List Tips, and More!
Sep 8, 2017 • 19 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
618: Talking Social Media with Brian Fanzo
Sep 6, 2017 • 105 min
On this epic episode (Almost 2 hours!) of The Solopreneur Hour, online influencer, fellow Steelers fan, and all around good egg Brian Fanzo and I catch up and talk all things social media, then get into the meat and potatoes of the show: It’s Fantasy…
617: Solopreneur Q&A – Free Coaching Friday!
Sep 1, 2017 • 33 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
616: How to Travel The World And Be A Digital Nomad, with Natalie Sisson
Aug 30, 2017 • 65 min
On today’s show we catch up with the one and only Natalie Sisson. It’s been many years since we got to talk, and now the suitcase entrepreneur has settled down and bought two houses in two different countries! If you are one of those people that always…
615: Tipsy Business Episode 1, with Matthew Kimberley
Aug 28, 2017 • 44 min
Today’s is a special show. It’s a preview, if you will, of the Tipsy Business podcast with myself and master salesman Matthew Kimberley. He’s a sales ninja, and has the best voice in podcasting. Join us for episode 1 of a possible podcast about the world…
614: Answering YOUR Questions on Free Coaching Friday!
Aug 25, 2017 • 36 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
613: How to Become Profitably Unemployable – The Epic 4-Year Anniversary Show!
Aug 23, 2017 • 57 min
On today’s show, celebrating 4 years of The Solopreneur Hour since we launched August 23, 2013, I break down step-by-step how to become Profitably Unemployable™. This is a pretty epic show, if I do say so myself. I’d love to hear back from you about this…
612: How to Create a Six-Figure Side Gig, with Dr. Mark Costes (best of)
Aug 22, 2017 • 68 min
As solopreneurs making the transition from doing what we know to teaching and sharing our knowledge is typically the difference between burnout and bliss. To start that transition we often create a side gig. The man who has made multiple six figures doing…
611: Fighting a “Lack” Mentality, The Sexy Seven, and More…
Aug 19, 2017 • 26 min
Free Coaching Saturday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
610: Building Relationships with Influencers, w/ John Corcoran (best of)
Aug 16, 2017 • 79 min
For today’s best of episode, we’ve got an actionable doozy with John Corcoran. As I’m at an event in Monterey, I’m reminded of how important relationship-building is in life. This is a GREAT episode to sharpen your relationship chops. If you’ve been…
609: A Great Email Hack, Playing With BitCoin, and Free Coaching Monday
Aug 14, 2017
Hola. Back from Vegas, sore ankle and all. Today’s episode is a short, but fun Free Coaching Monday. I begin by telling you a great email hack you can use for multiple mailing lists, or to test out your landing pages. Then, I dig a bit into BitCoin and…
608: Repurposing Your Skills into New Ventures, with John Spencer Ellis (And a Special Announcement!)
Aug 9, 2017 • 64 min
Today’s returning champion is John Spencer Ellis. (https://johnspencerellis.com) John’s an icon in the fitness industry, and after his fitness success has made millions in various ventures, including real estate, SEO, mindset/cognitive development,…
607: Solopreneur Style Revisited, and How To Map Your Goals with JJ Collier
Aug 7, 2017 • 73 min
Our good pal JJ Collier joins us again to talk men’s style, the state of the relationship between brands and buyers, how he concepts his new lines (and how it looks a lot like what we do on a vision board) and how he mindmaps his goals. Personally, I…
606: A KILLER Advertising Deal, How I set It Up, and Your Questions
Aug 4, 2017 • 35 min
Free Coaching Saturday from The Solopreneur Hour! EXPERIMENT: it dawned on me today that most people that really want to get their name out there and advertise their business probably can’t afford to do it on a big podcast. Advertising on my show costs…
605: Bill Allen (Cru Jones) from the Movie RAD Talks Acting, Hollywood, and Hustle
Aug 2, 2017 • 59 min
If you’re a dude in his 40’s, chances are, you probably rode a BMX bike as a kid. Back in the 80’s, BMX and freestyle weren’t nearly as ubiquitous as they are today in 2017. Getting big “media coverage” was a big deal. The fact that they made a major…
604: Why RIGHT NOW is The Best Time, with Brett Campbell (Encore)
Jul 31, 2017 • 68 min
Sometimes it takes a traumatic experience or a poignant life lesson to get us to pivot and shift gears in our life. Such was the case for returning guest Brett Campbell, who tells a sad story about losing a friend that really shifted his perspective on…
603: What I Learned In My Mastermind, A Potty Mouthed “Episode Zero” Rant, and More of your Questions…
Jul 29, 2017 • 39 min
Free Coaching Saturday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
602: Joel Comm on What To Do When Everything Goes Right!
Jul 26, 2017 • 60 min
There are a lot of shows and blogs dedicated to teaching you how to get over the mindset when everything goes wrong and your launch fails. But, what do you do when everything goes right? From idea to implementation, Joel Comm’s new podcast has taken only…
601: Mike Sherbakov Inspires Greatness From All Of Us.
Jul 24, 2017 • 68 min
Today on Patio 86 I got a chance to chat with a good buddy of mine who’s focused his life’s work on making a huge impact in the world. The Greatness Foundation (https://greatness.ngo) is a platform for altruistic game-changers worldwide. Whether it’s…
600: Instagram Marketing Basics, How to Learn ANY New Skill, and More!
Jul 21, 2017 • 48 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
599: Comedian John Heffron Can Remote Control You From The Stage. Kind of.
Jul 19, 2017 • 82 min
Every once in a while, I’m lucky enough to have a guest on the show that truly brings out the essence of what I think this show is all about. It’s about deep dive conversations with people in all walks of life. In this case, A standup comedian named John…
598: Solving Your Money Problems with Jordan Goodman (Part 2!)
Jul 17, 2017 • 61 min
Today we chat with Jordan Goodman once again, by popular demand (See episode 590) and talk about how to solve all of your money problems. This episode is once again packed with resources, so get your Evernote ready to rock for this one! Some of the stuff…
597: How To Launch Just About Anything, and Your Questions…
Jul 16, 2017 • 36 min
In today’s Free Coaching Saturday, I reiterate the launch process, and how you can have success with your first solopreneur biz. Then I answer a few of your questions before wrapping up!
596: Building a YouTube Channel from Scratch with Jeff Miklem (Home Built By Jeff)
Jul 12, 2017 • 69 min
If you’ve ever thought about starting a YouTube Channel, this is the show for you. In fact, the content of this show applies whether you’re starting a YouTube Channel, livestreaming, podcasting, blogging, or anything else related to creating your own…
595: Setbacks and Success with Chris Farrell, LIVE from a Car in LA!
Jul 10, 2017 • 53 min
Chris Farrell is a former radio/TV presenter turned Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Chris is also one of the most respected and successful internet marketers in the industry today. Chris’s training products and websites have already helped tens of thousands of…
594: Dealing With Haters, Being Productive on The Road, Ad Reading Basics, and More…
Jul 7, 2017 • 41 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
593: Tim Sanders Shares The Secret to Long-Term Success…and it’s KILLER.
Jul 5, 2017 • 65 min
Tim Sanders (“Love Is The Killer App“) stops by to chat about music, entrepreneurship, and the secret sauce to building relationships and opening doors for yourself. Stop by his website for some free swag just for Solopreneur Hour listeners:…
592: How To Get Paid to Travel with Mia Voss, Live from Social Media Day Denver!
Jul 2, 2017 • 34 min
In person at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Denver, I sat down 1 on 1 with travel blogger Mia Voss to learn how she got started, how we can start travel blogging, how to establish relationships with larger entities (hint: share a lot of their content…
591: Brian Scrone Made Millions. Then Lost It All. Then Made it Again. Then He Learned What Matters Most.
Jun 28, 2017 • 70 min
Today we’re joined by author, and baller real estate investor Brian Scrone, to talk about his new book “What Matters Most – Finding Your Focus with the 5F’s” This was an interesting episode…I had a thought that it would go one way, and it went completely…
590: Mastering Your Finances Once And For All, with Jordan Goodman (part 1)
Jun 26, 2017 • 71 min
No matter what level of your solopreneur success, managing your finances needs to be high on your priority list. Now, I was never properly trained in the world of finance, so everything has been “learn as I go”. This episode was ABSOLUTELY eye-opening. So…
589: Free Coaching Friday! Connecting with Influencers, Getting Local Business and more…
Jun 23, 2017 • 46 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
588: Talking Hollywood and Hustle with Anna Vocino
Jun 23, 2017 • 53 min
The lovely and talented Anna Vocino (Eat Happy, available on Amazon) stops by to chat Hollywood Hustle, her new project with her hubby, her awesome cookbook, comedy, and a lot more. Anna’s Bio: I make my living as an actor. I like hiking, books, vodka,…
587: Where You Start Isn’t Where You Have To Finish…and More. (Free Coaching Friday)
Jun 16, 2017 • 38 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
586: Leadership, Health, and Taking Big Leaps for Big Results with Bryon Jaymes
Jun 14, 2017 • 65 min
Today my buddy Bryon Jaymes and I get to sit down and talk about leadership by example, how to build a great team by creating relationships versus sales, and taking big leaps of faith for big results in your journey.
585: Following Your Passion To Get Paid For What You Love, with Matt Farah
Jun 12, 2017 • 69 min
Sometimes we know from a very early age what our true solopreneurial passions are. That was the case for today’s guest, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire. On episode 585 (Best of) of The Solopreneur Hour Matt talks with us about his very early love of cars,…
584: Personal Branding, SEO Tips, How Long ’til You Find Your Voice (Free Coaching Saturday)
Jun 10, 2017 • 23 min
Free Coaching Friday SATURDAY from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us…
583: Talking Social Media Day Denver, and Live Streaming Tips with Joel Comm
Jun 7, 2017 • 62 min
Returning Champion Joel Comm discusses Social Media Day Denver (Get your discounted ticket by using promo code “solohour” here) and how it can impact your business. Plus, I’m speaking there, so you should join us. We also talk about the “hot hand” in…
582: 3 Steps to a GREAT Online Business with Chris Farrell
Jun 5, 2017 • 76 min
As a solopreneur we all start somewhere. Sometimes we start with a topic we know a lot about, sometimes we see an opening and we go for it, learning along the way. Our guest for today saw an opening to serve his audience in a simpler, more effective way…
581: Saying “Yes”, How To Get In Front Of People, Scaling Your Service Biz (Free Coaching Friday!)
Jun 2, 2017 • 22 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
580: Jordan Harbinger Interviews Michael O’Neal on The Art of Charm
Jun 1, 2017 • 56 min
This is a special episode where returning champion Michael O’Neal was interviewed on The Art of Charm Podcast. I thought it was a great representation of my story, and that Jordan did a stellar job interviewing me. So, here’s the Solopreneur Hour with…
579: Tyler Anderson From Social Media Day SD Talks Social Media
May 30, 2017 • 65 min
My boy Tyler Anderson (https://casualfridays.com) was nice enough to have me into his office for a great chat about social media, Social Media Day San Diego, some Instagram hacks, and a ton more!
578: The Sexy Seven, Live Recording Setup, and More on Free Coaching Friday! (Entrepreneur Coaching)
May 26, 2017 • 36 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
577: John Buultjens Faced Insurmountable Odds…And Now Lives His Dream Life
May 25, 2017 • 63 min
“BMX Saved My Life” – John Buultjens Today show is about incredible resilience in the face of insurmountable odds. John Buultjens is the brand manager for Haro bicycles… A dream job for him considering his background. From an abused kid in Scotland, to…
576: Stage Speaking Tips, Creating Your Brand, and More…
May 22, 2017 • 40 min
Free Coaching MONDAY from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
575: Meeting A Legend, Smashing it on Social Media, and More…
May 19, 2017 • 52 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
574: How To Give Your Audience EXACTLY What They Want, with Ryan Levesque
May 17, 2017 • 66 min
The author of the bestselling book “ASK” is on The Solopreneur Hour. One of the most important aspects of any solopreneur’s business is connecting with their audience. Here to share the neuroscience secrets to doing so is Ryan Levesque. Ryan is a former…
573: Twitter Automation Hacks with Tim Fargo
May 15, 2017
Are you ascared of Twitter? You shant be anymore. Private investigator turned Twitter automation guru Tim Fargo joins us on the show today. We chat about his history as a private investigator, and managing a team of a few hundred people, exiting that…
572: How To Plan For Your Next Move, and More Free Coaching Friday Questions!
May 12, 2017 • 26 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
571: Talking Clients from Hell with Bryce Bladon
May 10, 2017 • 63 min
Today Bryce Bladon from Clients from Hell stops by to talk about…clients from hell. Also, how to protect yourself as a freelancer, how to be a good client, what to do if you decide to stop working with a client, and much more. Get 50% off your entire web…
570: How to Grow Your YouTube Audience & Beginner SEO Hacks, with Brian Dean
May 8, 2017 • 62 min
Brian Dean from Backlinko.com joins us today to talk about his journey from black hat SEO to white hat SEO, a great infographic guest post strategy, beginner SEO strategies and tips, and how to get more views and grow your YouTube channel. SEM Rush #1…
569: Adapting When Things Don’t Go As Planned, Lessons Learned From My Car, and More…
May 5, 2017 • 30 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
568: Steve Sims Will Make Your Dreams Come True
May 3, 2017 • 57 min
Back on the show once again is America’s angriest teddy bear, Steve Sims, The Bluefish Group. After we catch up a bit, we talk about being the Willy Wonka for rich people, staying grounded, how comfortable we are in “networking” circles, his new…
567: Shortcuts to Success, with Daniel DiPiazza
May 1, 2017 • 69 min
Daniel DiPiazza from Rich 20 Something (https://rich20something.com) stops by to talk about his new book, “Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want”, available now. We first chatted with Daniel 2 years…
566: How To Make A Landing Page, Combating “Writers Block”, and More…
Apr 28, 2017 • 37 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
565: From A Curious Kid to a Leadership Coach, Lolly Daskal Has Bridged The Gap
Apr 26, 2017 • 56 min
As a childhood spent as an innately curious, voracious reader, Lolly Daskal could be found with a philosophy book in her hand as she grew up in Brooklyn. That studious, curious mind has propelled her into high level mindset and leadership coaching for the…
564: Monetizing Your Facebook Group, Hosting Retreats, and Rocking, with Katie Krimitsos
Apr 24, 2017 • 65 min
I first met Katie at Podfest (Podfest.us) where I spoke in Orlando. She was running around making sure everyone was doing ok, and handling fires as they came up. Sounds a lot like being a solopreneur! Katie is the founder of Biz Women Rock, empowering…
563: Getting Tipsy, Working for no $$, & British English
Apr 22, 2017 • 39 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
562: How to Fix Your Finances with Mike Michalowicz (best of)
Apr 19, 2017 • 82 min
Financial discipline is essential as a Solopreneur, knowing where every dollar goes in your life can help you grow your business and will allow you first and foremost to profit from your business. A lot of Solopreneurs suffer from a distinct lack of…
561: Killer Solopreneur Marketing Hacks With Clay Hebert
Apr 17, 2017 • 70 min
My buddy Clay Hebert was in studio today. (https://clayhebert.com) Clay is a crowdfunding and marketing genius. I was way overdue having him on the show! It was one of those shows that could have gone for hours! and we talked how to introduce yourself at…
560: Your Sob Story & A Quarter Will Get You A Gumball
Apr 14, 2017 • 43 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
559: From BMX Legend to Entrepreneur: Dennis Langlais of 5-Minute Bark
Apr 12, 2017 • 67 min
Today was fun, because I got to (seriously) nerd out with one of my childhood heroes, BMX Legend Dennis Langlais. After chatting about his history in BMX, we talk about how it helped shape his entrepreneurial life, what he was able to do because of BMX,…
558: DATA. The SECRET Sauce of Success, with Andy Crestodina
Apr 10, 2017 • 67 min
Andy Crestodina is a cofounder and the strategic director of Orbit Media Studios, an award-winning web design company, which has completed more than 1,000 successful website projects. He is a top-rated speaker at national conferences who is dedicated to…
557: Build Your Biz Like The 80’s, Network Marketing Gets a Bad Rap, Traveling Abroad, and More…
Apr 7, 2017 • 45 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
556: Noah Kagen of AppSumo is Cool, Fun, and Funny. And Wicked Smaht, Dude.
Apr 5, 2017 • 74 min
Noah Kagan is cool, fun, and funny. He’s also one of the original employees at Facebook, Mint.com, and is the founder of Sumo and Appsumo.com. This show was great, and we talked about taking action, building your business like it’s 1987, your mindset,…
555: Master Storyteller & Speaker, Cal Fussman from Esquire Magazine
Apr 3, 2017 • 77 min
Muhammad Ali. Robert Deniro. Woody Allen, Richard Branson…the list goes on and on. What do they have in common? Cal Fussman has interviewed them. Since his early 20’s, Cal Fussman has been interviewing the icons of sport, media and entertainment, and…
554: Raising Your Prices by adding VIP, Growing Your Podcast, and More Solopreneur Free Coaching Friday Goodness!
Mar 31, 2017 • 57 min
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the…
553: Bringing Out Your Stylish, Solopreneur Self, with JJ Collier (BEST OF)
Mar 29, 2017 • 87 min
JJ Collier is a lot of things: Pro Snowboarder, Top Apparel Designer, Family Man. He also happens to be my best friend. Over the years, I’ve grown to understand how important it is for us to be well-presented as Solopreneurs. Opportunities in everyday…
552: FB Groups, FB Ads, Advanced Twitter Strategies, New or Patinaed, & More! Bonus Free Coaching Monday!
Mar 27, 2017 • 35 min
I had so many questions from free coaching Friday last week, that I decided to do free coaching Monday as well! A lot of really interesting questions today, including how to use Twitter and Facebook ads to increase local business, what social media will…
551: Michelle Levitt from Heil Sound, Amy Schmittauer from Savvy Sexy Social, & Free Coaching Friday!
Mar 25, 2017 • 40 min
Welcome to a special FCF episode with some special guests, live from Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. First, we are joined by Michelle Levitt from Heil Sound (who makes my microphones) for a great chat about what makes a good mic a good mic,…
550: How To Build Massive Community, w/Jill & Josh Stanton, Kate Erickson, & John Lee Dumas
Mar 22, 2017 • 67 min
Today’s episode, live in studio, was recorded with Jill and Josh Stanton from Screw The Nine to Five (https://screwtheninetofive.com) and Kate Erickson and John Lee Dumas from EO Fire (https://eofire.com). We talked about how they’ve each created an…
549: Derek Halpern Returns, and Talks The Art of Storytelling
Mar 20, 2017 • 64 min
Anyone who’s followed Derek Halpern’s Facebook page over the last couple of years has read numerous amusing anecdotes from his coffee shop escapades. It’s not the fact that interesting things happen to him…it’s that he’s great at telling the story. A…
548: Happy St. Patty’s Day Free Coaching Friday!
Mar 17, 2017 • 42 min
Welcome to episode 548 of The Solopreneur Hour, glad to have you here! It’s our usual Friday Q&A roundup, but today it’s much greener on St. Patty’s day! If you’re new and don’t know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your…
547: Ronsley Vaz – From over 400k in Debt to a 7-Figure Business in 3 Years
Mar 15, 2017 • 65 min
Today we’ve got Ronsley Vaz from https://mustamplify.com, a full service digital agency. Ronsley was a Sololab member with over 400k in debt a few years ago. He took some fantastic steps and said “yes” at the right times, and now the Amplify agency has…
546: Conquering Huge Fears in Life and Business with Keith Yackey
Mar 13, 2017 • 66 min
Keith Yackey runs a great event called Amplify Live (https://theampledlife.com) , which is a microcosm of how he’s spent the last few years of his life. He had never run an event before, and didn’t have a huge list of marketers…but he figured it out and…
545: An Epic Free Coaching Friday!
Mar 10, 2017 • 67 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
544: Scott Page of Pink Floyd Returns to Talk Entrepreneurship after Rock
Mar 8, 2017 • 48 min
We are joined once again by legendary Pink Floyd saxophone player Scott Page. This episode is all about entrepreneurship, setting your business up the right way, and following the correct steps for success. Scott outlines his “space” protocol for…
543: How to be MORE Productive with Mike Vardy the Productivityist (Best of)
Mar 6, 2017 • 66 min
As solopreneurs it’s up to us to choose how and when we work on our business or our side projects. This can be a blessing and a curse because some of us can organize ourselves and our time while others of us need help. But no matter how organized we are…
542: FREEEE Coaching Friday
Mar 3, 2017 • 23 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
541: How To Launch Just About Anything in a Few Easy Steps
Mar 1, 2017 • 53 min
On today’s show, I deconstruct my most recent launch of the Beginner Audiophile podcast, and walk you through some steps that should be included in every single launch, no matter what platform you choose. While these are not hard and fast rules, it is a…
540: Lou Mongello – Abandoning The Legal World for Walt Disney World
Feb 27, 2017 • 68 min
Imagine spending years studying to go to law school, building a super successful law practice, and then abandoning all of it to start a podcast about Walt Disney World. Well, that’s exactly what today’s guest on the show has done. This is a great episode…
539: Free Coaching Friday LIVE from Orlando!
Feb 24, 2017 • 37 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
538: From Overcoming Massive Adversity to Solopreneur Success, with Pejman Ghadimi
Feb 22, 2017 • 66 min
From growing up in Iran with missiles destroying buildings next to him, to being ignored by a deadbeat dad his whole life, Pejman Ghadimi has faced adversity that many of us would use as an excuse for mediocrity. His will and drive drove him to success,…
537: Launching A Successful Niche-Based Solopreneur Business with Nick Ruffini from Drummer’s Resource
Feb 20, 2017 • 72 min
Today, Drummer’s Resource founder Nick Ruffini talks to us about transitioning from a professional musician to serving thousands of musicians. We talk about how he came up with the name, why he decided to start DR, how to serve a niche audience, and how…
536: My Latest Obsession, and Free Coaching Friday.
Feb 17, 2017 • 48 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
535: Anna Vocino – Forging Multiple Solopreneur Gigs in Hollywood
Feb 15, 2017 • 58 min
Anna Vocino needs no introduction. She’s been on the show multiple times. This conversation we talk about the various ways she keeps her solopreneur career going in Hollywood, what kind of mindset it takes for success, her new stand up career, and what’s…
534: Mastering The Art of Sales, with John Livesay
Feb 13, 2017 • 66 min
Arguably the most important skill a solopreneur can have, sales, is also one of the most commonly misunderstood. A lot of people might think “Hey, I’m not in sales, so I don’t really need that skillset”. And oh, gentle listener…you’d be wrong. You need…
533: A Drill Through The Thumb…Free Coaching Saturday!
Feb 11, 2017 • 35 min
Hi all! Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact…
532: How To MASTER Productivity, Focus, and Discipline, with John Lee Dumas
Feb 8, 2017 • 53 min
Whenever JLD is on the show, he overdelivers and knocks it out of the park. This episode is no exception. So, do you ever wish you could end each and every day PROUD of what you’ve accomplished? It is absolutely my achilles’ heel. Trouble is, (my friends)…
531: How To Invest in Real Estate for Less Than $1000, with Mark Podolsky
Feb 6, 2017
Have you ever wanted to invest in Real Estate, but thought it required too much money? Think again. Today, Mark Podolsky, of The Land Geek (https://thelandgeek.com) joins us to talk about how we can invest in Real Estate for as little as $1000! (sometimes…
530: Free Coaching Friday, Your Solopreneur Q&A
Feb 3, 2017 • 49 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
529: Nick Unsworth on Transformation and Patience as a Solopreneur
Feb 1, 2017 • 50 min
We’ve all heard that patience is a virtue. That’s especially true in the Solopreneur game. We see people parading across the stage, or across our social media networks, and it’s hard to tell how long they’ve been working at it. (HINT: It’s longer than you…
528: Scott Page – From Pink Floyd To Entrepreneur
Jan 30, 2017 • 80 min
Well, this is a treat. We get to hear from a rock legend on today’s show. In this one-on-one conversation with sax player Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Toto) who has not only played music for millions…but is arguably more successful as a solopreneur…
527: It’s Free! It’s Coaching! It’s Friday!
Jan 27, 2017 • 41 min
Welcome to our weekly Q&A edition of The Solopreneur Hour. If you haven’t been here before on Fridays we publish an episode devoted to answering YOUR questions dear listeners! To submit a question join the mailing list, contact me via the Contact page on…
526: Dawn Marrs talks Growing & Evolving, and New Apps & Websites That Will Improve Your Life
Jan 25, 2017 • 60 min
Our old friend Dawn Marrs (https://marrsmarketing.com) swings by Studio 86 to talk marketing, evolving as a solopreneur, making decisions that will improve your quality of life, and we do another round of the latest apps and websites we’ve discovered.…
525: Living Life to the Fullest, and Building A Passive Income Stream, with Matt Miller
Jan 23, 2017
Today’s episode almost didn’t happen. I almost didn’t have a guest to interview. Matt Miller, who’s forged a small empire from vending machines, had a heart attack the day we were supposed to record our show in December. Thankfully, higher powers decided…
524: Free Coaching Friday, ROCK STAR EDITION
Jan 21, 2017 • 41 min
An absolute bombastic Friday today, full of your great questions, and brushes with rock stars. If you like Pink Floyd, Toto, or Supertramp…have a listen to this show!
523: The Sexyfit Struggle with Zlata Sushchik
Jan 18, 2017 • 85 min
Zlata Sushchik of Sexyfit.com stops by Studio 86 to talk about her new book, The Sexyfit Method. Zlata, a Russian native who only spoke two words when she immigrated to the United States at 16, has competed in 26 fitness competitions, and now built a…
522: Sales – The Most Underrated Solopreneur Talent, with Matthew Kimberley
Jan 16, 2017 • 78 min
Matthew Kimberley (https://matthewkimberley.com) returns in this episode and we talk about his body transformation for 2017 before we dig into the science and nuance of sales. Four Part Sales Convo * What do you want? * Why is that important to you? *…
521: Free Coaching Friday (Halfie). Answering Your Solopreneur Questions
Jan 13, 2017 • 31 min
Hi all! Welcome to another Free Coaching Friday…the day I answer your questions about business, life, and everything in between. Today we talk Thailand, hypothetical sophie’s choice, managing your time as a solopreneur, good books to read about finances…
520: Legendary Loudspeaker Designer Andrew Jones Has Fierce Attention To Detail
Jan 8, 2017 • 58 min
Talking my CES adventure, covering the Steelers football game for the Hines Ward Show, freezing my buns off in 8 degrees, and being a total rookie on the field. Then, this chat is with legendary loudspeaker designer Andrew Jones. Now, this episode was…
519: Free Coaching Friday, CES Edition
Jan 7, 2017 • 31 min
Hi all! Here at CES, banging out a free coaching friday. Today we talk fashion, home automation, Instagram, web domains, and a ton more. Enjoy.
518: CES Vegas Preview, Goal Setting, Conferencetopia in Action
Jan 4, 2017 • 24 min
Today I’ve got a quickie episode about my first day at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) Las Vegas, before I gather a bunch of great interviews in the next couple of days. I chat about “conferencetopia” in action (https://conferencetopia.com) and how I’ve…
517: Grow Your Email List Like A Pro with Tim Paige of Leadpages
Jan 2, 2017 • 68 min
One of the most challenging obstacles for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and anyone working in the online space used to be creating sales funnels or squeeze pages. But with the advent of LeadPages, that problem was solved. One of those happily satisfied…
516: Free Coaching Friday, the “I’ve Got A Cold” Edition
Dec 30, 2016 • 36 min
Hi all. I don’t feel too well. Which is a drag, because I had to cancel the show I was supposed to play drums in tonight. What’s worse than not feeling well? Not having your questions answered. 🙂 So, here you are, for a healthy dose of coaching on this…
515: How To Live a KICKASS Life, with David Wood! (Best of)
Dec 26, 2016 • 83 min
First things first, find David at https://www.thekickasslife.com Recording from The Kickass Life podcast studio in beautiful Kelowna, BC Canada, I get to spend (a little more than) an hour with my “Friendtor”, David Wood. David has led an amazingly…