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MBP #38 – How to Dominate Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing with Steve Scott

steve-scott-finalDo you know that there are folks out there making five figures a month publishing books directly via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing? There are and today we talk to Steve Scott, who makes anywhere from $15,000 to $60,000 a month from his publishing empire and all of it is through Amazon’s KDP program.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro in publishing and internet marketing, you’ll learn something from this conversation. Steve shares some of the beginner strategies he used, such as giving away copies of the book for early reviews, to how he structures each book to drive email signups on his blog so he could continue to reach those customers. He also explains his publishing strategy to increase overall sales including ideas he’s borrowed from fiction writers, some of which will surprise you.

There is a lot of “behind the scenes” information in this one and I suggest you get a notepad.

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Tell everyone you know that this is a great podcast… unless you think it sucks. Please tell me and I’ll try to make it better!

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MBP #37 – Reverse Interview – Jim Wang Answers Questions from Two Blogging Veterans

A few weeks ago, Rob Berger, whom I interviewed for podcast episode 35, and Greg Go, whom I interviewed for podcast episode 2, suggested a “reverse interview” where they ask me some questions.

Why not?

We jump around on topics but we talk about my background, how I got into blogging, how it’s changed over the years, and then into more general business ideas such as networking.

Personally, I had a great time doing it but I want these episodes to have value to you, the listener, so please let me know what you think of the episode.

Want more? Let me know, maybe we can do a series of “Ask Me Anything” type of episodes.

Don’t want more? Let me know too!

How to subscribe

There are two main ways – Stitcher and iTunes.

iTunes
Download on iTunesSimply click on this link and you’ll be taken to the page where you can subscribe.

Stitcher
Here’s the link to the Microblogger Podcast where you can subscribe to the Microblogger podcast via Stitcher.

Finally, if you aren’t using either service and prefer RSS, here’s our RSS feed.

Quick favor…

Tell everyone you know that this is a great podcast… unless you think it sucks. Please tell me and I’ll try to make it better!

It would mean a lot to me if you could leave me a review and a rating on iTunes, it makes a big difference and helps others find the show! To leave a review, click here and thanks so so much!

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MBP #36 – New Business Pitfalls You MUST Avoid, with CorpNet’s Founder Nellie Akalp

Nellie Akalp, CorpNetNellie Akalp is the CEO and Founder of CorpNet, a document filing service company. CorpNet is Nellie’s second document filing service business, the first of which celebrated a liquidity event back in 2005. In this episode, we talk about why Nellie re-entered the same business area, which was now a more mature and competitive market, as well as what she did in the time between the sale and the founding of CorpNet (which led her to return to her passion, helping small businesses succeed).

We continue the conversation to discuss some common issues small business owners make in starting and operating their business, including some basic steps you can take to protect your business from liability (such as trademark disputes) and other pitfalls.

Connect with Nellie Akalp on Twitter and let her know what you think of the episode!

How to subscribe

There are two main ways – Stitcher and iTunes.

iTunes
Download on iTunesSimply click on this link and you’ll be taken to the page where you can subscribe.

Stitcher
Here’s the link to the Microblogger Podcast where you can subscribe to the Microblogger podcast via Stitcher.

Finally, if you aren’t using either service and prefer RSS, here’s our RSS feed.

Quick favor…

Tell everyone you know that this is a great podcast… unless you think it sucks. Please tell me and I’ll try to make it better!

It would mean a lot to me if you could leave me a review and a rating on iTunes, it makes a big difference and helps others find the show! To leave a review, click here and thanks so so much!

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MBP #35 – Lessons Learned from 100+ Podcast Episodes, with Rob Berger

Rob Berger founded Dough Roller many years ago but has only been podcasting since November 2013. Despite how relatively “new” it is, he’s been prolific… releasing over a hundred episodes (including one each and every day in January). I thought he’d been podcasting for years, based on his episode count, and in terms of lessons learned, he has been doing this for a long time.

We talk about what prompted him to start a podcast, the benefits of recording and publishing a podcast, as well as lessons learned from doing over a hundred episodes… a feat very few have accomplished, including myself!

If you’ve been on the fence about it, Rob’s experiences just might push you over.

How to subscribe

There are two main ways – Stitcher and iTunes.

iTunes
Download on iTunesSimply click on this link and you’ll be taken to the page where you can subscribe.

Stitcher
Here’s the link to the Microblogger Podcast where you can subscribe to the Microblogger podcast via Stitcher.

Finally, if you aren’t using either service and prefer RSS, here’s our RSS feed.

Quick favor…

Tell everyone you know that this is a great podcast… unless you think it sucks. Please tell me and I’ll try to make it better!

It would mean a lot to me if you could leave me a review and a rating on iTunes, it makes a big difference and helps others find the show! To leave a review, click here and thanks so so much!

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MBP #34 – How a Professional Hobo Works and Travels the World since 2006

nora-dunn-professional-hobo-finalWhen I started Bargaineering in 2005, the words “location independent lifestyle” had not yet been put together to mean what it does today. Lifestyle design and Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Workweek had not yet been published (April 2007). The term digital nomad had no meaning.

In 2006, Nora Dunn sold all of her stuff, including her business, and decided that she was meant to do something else. She was meant to travel the world and would go about designing her life so that she could do so financially sustainably.

In this podcast, we talk about how she built up a freelance writing business while traveling the world (especially the struggles of working while traveling), plus a few incredible stories along the way like a 30 day train ride from Lisbon, Spain to Saigon, Vietnam (now known as Ho Chi Minh City).

Resources and links mentioned in this chat:

How to subscribe

There are two main ways – Stitcher and iTunes.

iTunes
Download on iTunesSimply click on this link and you’ll be taken to the page where you can subscribe.

Stitcher
Here’s the link to the Microblogger Podcast where you can subscribe to the Microblogger podcast via Stitcher.

Finally, if you aren’t using either service and prefer RSS, here’s our RSS feed.

Quick favor…

Tell everyone you know that this is a great podcast… unless you think it sucks. Please tell me and I’ll try to make it better!

It would mean a lot to me if you could leave me a review and a rating on iTunes, it makes a big difference and helps others find the show! To leave a review, click here and thanks so so much!