OCI 138 Customer Manipulation with Chloe Thomas

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Its my great pleasure this week to welcome Chloe Thomas to the Online Courses Insider Show. Chloe is an ecommerce expert and author of the newly published book, Customer Manipulation. Chloe provides a framework to help you to understand where you need to focus your market efforts to have the most impact on your ecommerce business.


This Week’s Guest: Chloe Thomas


In this Episode you will discover:


  • Who is Chloe Thomas
  • What is Customer Manipulation and why do it
  • How Chloe described her book – imagining she was drunk
  • What is meant by Manipulation
  • How to understand the Customer Masterplan Model
  • Why you should be doing right now in your business
  • The Six Circles, Five Arrows and Five Stages of the Model
  • What is meant by the “customer conversation”
  • How to attract the right visitors
  • How to understand the three types of marketing
  • Shine a Light Activities – make the world aware that you exist
  • Target Customer Tactics
  • Get Found Tactics – really focused on targeting customers
  • The importance of classifying your marketing
  • How to turn Visitors into Enquirers
  • The importance of strategy in building trust
  • How to get that email sign up
  • How to turn Enquirers into First Time Buyers
  • Turning your Buyers into Repeat Buyers
  • Why its important to get the second purchase ASAP
  • Why upsells and downsells might not work
  • How to decide where to start
  • How to follow Chloe’s recommendation on where to start with your business


You can find out more about Chloe and Customer Manipulation






OCI 137 Branding Building: Build and Boost Your Brand with Phil Pallen

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Today its my great pleasure to welcome Phil Pallen to the Online Courses Insider Show! Phil was a mesmirising keynote speaker at New Media Europe 2016. Phil is a Brand Expert who helps a very wide range of clients all over the world build and promote their brands.


This Week’s Guest: Phil Pallen


In this Episode you will discover:


  • What Brand Building does for you
  • Why bother with Branding
  • Where does Phil start with a new client
  • How Phil combines, Photography, Typography and all the other elements when creating a brand
  • The impact of your audiences’ 3 second attention span
  • What is meant by Sub Branding
  • How Phil uses Iconography as part of the brand building process
  • Some of his most interesting client experiences
  • How Phil combined the letter D, an Elephant and a Coffe Cup for a client
  • Some quick wins to improve your own brand
  • How to get your Avatar right
  • Phil’s book, “Shut Up and Tweet”
  • How to make the most of Social Media platforms
  • Why its important for people to be able to find you
  • Why you should give your social media platforms purpose
  • How Phil uses Snapchat for his business
  • Why Phil believes that Video is going to be incredibly important in the future


Examples of Phils’ Branding Mentioned in the Podcast



Find Out More About Phil


Twitter: @philpallen

SnapChat: PhilPallen

Website: http://www.philpallen.co


You can find Phil’s book: Shut Up and Tweet on Amazon


New Media Europe 2016


You can get your Virtual Ticket to New Media Europe 2016 by clicking on this link. This is an affiliate link. If you do purchase a ticket, thank you. I will benefit but you will not pay more.

OCI BC Stack Bonus Podcast with Rachel Martin and Dan Morris

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Today its my great pleasure to welcome Rachel Martin and Dan Morris to the Online Courses Insider Podcast. Rachel and Dan are the founders of BC Stack, a project where they bundle an amazing array of courses and products into a digital “Stack” and then market this stack globally to a wide audience. I was very honnoured to be invited to participate and had to get them on to the show to share it with you.


If you are a Digital Entrepreneur, is this something you can do?


This Week’s Guests: Rachel Martin and Dan Morris


In this Episode you will discover:


  • A little more about Rachel and Dan
  • How they came up with the idea for BC Stack – and yes, it involves Rachel’s van
  • What BC Stack is
  • Some of the people and products in BC Stack this time round
  • How BC Stack Works
  • How you can make the concept of BC Stack work for you


Link to BC Stack

BC Stack runs from 27th June to 1st July 2016

You Can Find BC Stack here: http://bloggingconcentrated.com/members/aff/go/johncolley/?i=34

Full Disclosure: This is my affiliate link and if you click on it and purchase the stack you will not pay any more but I will benefit – thank you for keeping Henry, my Border Collie, in dog biscuits!

You can find out more about Rachel and Dan:

Blogging Concentrated.com – http://bloggingconcentrated.com

Finding Joy.net – http://findingjoy.net

OCI134 Amazon Video Direct Unwrapped with Rob Cubbon

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Today I am delighted to Welcome Rob Cubbon to the Online Courses Insider Podcast. Rob has been a digital entrepreneur for 10 years and as he freely admits has tried many strategies in his business over this time. Today we discuss the newly unveiled Amazon Video Direct platform and its potential for helping us to grow our businesses.


This Week’s Guest: Rob Cubbon

In this Episode you will discover:

  • What has changed in Rob’s business over the past six months
  • The impact that Udemy’s price change has had from Rob’s perspective
  • The platform’s that Rob currently recommends for his online courses
  • Why its important to have multiple streams of income for your business
  • Why Rob is so keen on Amazon Kindle Books and publishing on the KDP platform
  • How to set up your account on Amazon Video Direct
  • Why Amazon Video Direct is a similar model to the Amazon KDP Platform
  • The difference between standalone, episodic and subscription videos
  • How to get the most out of your video titles
  • The importance of getting keywords into your Video Synopsis
  • The biggest sticking point for most publishers and how to overcome it
  • How to price your video on Amazon Video Direct
  • What sort of videos will work on Amazon Video Direct – and why its counter intuitive
  • Why promoting your video is important
  • Rob’s current three (well actually six) prioritites for his business
  • What Rob thinks about Facebook Live and Periscope
  • How to get the balance right between Content Creation, Marketing and Sales in a Digital Business
  • What Rob has done with Active Campaign to improve his email autoresponders

Find Out More About Rob at:




Mentioned in this Episode:

360 Training: http://www.360training.com

Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/home

Amazon Video Direct: https://videodirect.amazon.com

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): https://kdp.amazon.com

Stackskills: https://stackskills.com

Deal Fuel: http://dealfuel.com

Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv


Josh Kaufman The Personal MBA…a World Class Business Education in a Single Volume – find it here on Amazon.com:


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OCI 135 Livestreaming Facebook and Course Creation with OBS Studio with Ian Anderson Gray

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Today I am delighted to welcome Ian Anderson Gray to the Online Courses Insider Show. Ian is a technical wizard and when I heard that he had found a way to Livestream on Facebook from his Desktop and that the software was free, I had to get him on to the show to discuss his breakthrough. It also quickly became apparent that the OBS Studio software was also potentially a way to create Online Courses without having to invest in Screenflow or Camtasia.

Check out our Free Introductory Tutorial to OBS Studio below

This week’s Guest: Ian Anderson Gray


In this Episode you will discover:

  • Why Facebook Live is so important – a real game changer
  • Limits of Facebook Live on Mobile Phones
  • Can you justify the $500 cost of Wirecast?
  • Why OBS Studio is such a good answer
  • How to hook up your screen, video and mic to record
  • How to download OBS Studio
  • How to create “scenes” with multiple input sources
  • How to add text, multiple layers and switch between them
  • How to add images
  • How to share Skype conversations and video
  • How to share Smart Phone video with Reflector 2 or AirPlay
  • How to use OBS Studio for a Periscope broadcast
  • How to create an video course with OBS Studio
  • Discover some advanced settings
  • How to use a 2 monitor set up
  • How to stream to Facebook and record the video at the same time
  • Ian’s OBS Studio Course
  • Why you need a “stream key” to stream to your Profile or Group
  • How to get the most out of OBS Studio
  • Ian’s view of Facebook’s vision for the future
  • How does OBS Studio compare to Wirecast


Find out more about Ian on his website: Seriously Social at http://iag.me/

Free Video Tutorial


Introduction to OBS Studio with Ian Anderson Gray and John Colley


 Just follow this link to access this free video training – approximately 12 minutes.


How to Broadcast from your Computer with Facebook Live

Discover Ian’s Online Course by clicking on this Link


Use Coupon Code

The code is OLP20 and gives $20 off making it $39

OBS Studio

You can download OBS Studio by clicking on this link


OCI133 Active Campaign Email Marketing with Rob Wilson

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My Guest this week is Rob Wilson an expert marketer who is particularly adept with Using Active Campaign and this week’s episode is all about how to establish build and grow your email marketing, in particular (but not exclusively) using Active Campaign.


This Week’s Guest: Rob Wilson

Founder of the BizSysMan, building business improving systems.

Over 20 years in IT at the Director level. I work as the bridge between IT and the business to produce business systems that produce a return on investment.

Expert in Active Campaign, OptimizePress, OptimizeMember. With certifications in Sales Funnel Creation and Content Marketing.

Also loves WordPress and PHP programming 🙂

In this Week’s Episode you will discover:

  • How email marketing can help your business
  • Why using a proper Email Service Provider is important
  • How to start building your email list
  • How to develop your customer relationship with your email list
  • How to get the most out of Broadcast Emails
  • Why you might want to send out a single email
  • The power of Active Campaign Automations
  • Some examples of how to use Active Campaign Automations
  • The Common problems and mistakes made in email marketing
  • How to avoid some of the pitfalls of email marketing

You can find out more about Rob at:




Generously Rob is offering $15 off his Active Campaign Course which you can find here. Use coupon code “John01” to get the discount

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Step by Step Squeeze Pages


Mentioned in this Episode:

Email Service Providers

Active Campaign – http://www.activecampaign.com (affiliate link)

Aweber – https://www.aweber.com

Mail Chimp – http://mailchimp.com/

Infusion Soft – https://www.infusionsoft.com

Convertkit – https://convertkit.com

Other Software Tools

Leadpages – http://www.leadpages.net/


Get Your Active Campaign Email Marketing Cheatsheet – Detailed Notes From This Episode!


Click on the Image above or on this Link to Get Access to Your Email Marketing Cheatsheet! 





OLP130 Finding Your Prosperity Place with Joan Sotkin

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This Week’s Guest: Joan Sotkin

It is my pleasure to welcome Joan Sotkin to the Online Learning Podcast.  Joan is an experienced Online Entrepreneur and is now turning her attention to creating online courses.  She is truly inspirational and I hope you enjoy our wide ranging discussion.

You can find out more about Joan at her website – http://prosperityplace.com

John’s New Youtube Video Optimisation Course

You can enroll in John’s new Youtube Video Optimisation Course by following this link.  At the time of publishing this episode of the podcast, the course is free to enroll in at the Six Minute Strategist School.  This may change in the future.


Join the Online Learning Club – my Facebook Group for Online Learners

Online Learning Club

This is my Facebook Group for the Online Learning Community and you are most welcome to join us.  Just click on this link to go to the Page and ask to join the Group.


OLP129 Courses, Tools and Tactics with Paula Guilfoyle

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This week’s Guest: Paula Guilfoyle

Its my great pleasure to welcome Paula Guilfoyle to the Online
Learning Podcast.  Paula is a profile course creator and
educator.  She shares her story with us as well as a whole
load of great tactics and tools which you can use to develop your
online courses and digital entrepreneur business.

Meet Paula

Paula is a Qualified CPA with over 15 years’ experience in the
fields of Accountancy, Business Management,Process improvement,
Internal Audit, Group accountant, Operations management and
Training. All across a broad range of industries and sectors. Paula
has been Key Speaker at many Accounting Events where her talks on
Excel are received very positively. Taken from her experiences in
Accounting and business fields, Paula also has Udemy courses for
those wishing to up skill, especially in the area of Spreadsheets,
Bookkeeping and Accounting.

Now an E-learning Educator 5+ years, Paula also has a focus on
E-learning and online teaching. Drawn from her online teaching
experience,Paula has a number of courses available to online
teachers to help bridge the skills gap for those that teach or wish
to teach online.

You can find Paula’s Courses on Udemy at https://www.udemy.com/user/paulaguilfoyle/

Mentioned in this Episode

Goanimate – https://goanimate.com – Create
Animated Videos for your course or business

Guru.com – http://www.guru.com – Find and hire
talented Freelancers

Cram.com – http://www.cram.com – Find
Flashcards to Study or create your own

eLearningEducators.com – http://elearningeducators.com/ –
free access to courses

Curious.com – https://curious.com – eLearning
platform with a difference

John’s New Webinar Courses

You can discover more about Webinars with my Two Udemy Courses on Webinars

Webinar Success – 55 Ways to Make Even Better Webinars –  currently this is a free course

Webinar Success – How to Write and Design a Webinar – Get 50% Off the Launch Price with Coupon Code OLP50Off or just follow the link

Course Promotion: Since Udemy’s Price
change on 4th April 2016, most of the coupons offered through the
Online Learning Podcast are no longer valid.

the Online Learning Club – my Facebook Group for Online

Online Learning Club

This is my Facebook Group
for the Online Learning Community and you are most welcome to join
us.  Just click on this link to go to the Page and ask to join
the Group.

OLP Bonus Izabela Russell Invites You to New Media Europe 2016

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Its my great pleasure to welcome Izabela Russell back to the Online Learning Podcast to discuss the 2016 New Media Europe Conference which is being held in London on 18th/19th June 2016!

Last year NMEU 2015 was a fantastic success and 2016 is going to be even bigger and better!

Find out about Inspire Day and Learn Day!

Get all the news about the Black Tie Gala Dinner!

Find out who is speaking!

Yes! I am speaking again too! To find out what I am going to be speaking about click on the link to go to the NMEU Website

You can find out all about the Conference by following this Link – http://jbdcolley.com/NMEU2016

You can find out more about Izabela and Mike and Music Radio Creative by going to their website at http://www.musicradiocreative.com


OLP125 Money and Metaphysics with Cha-zay Sandhriel

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In today’s Episode of the Online Learning Podcast, I am delighted to welcome Cha-zay Sandhriel who brings an amazing array of left brain and right brain experience to her Udemy courses.  We discuss how she came to be such an amazing Udemy instructor and she explains why she wants to share her Money and Metaphysics course with you for just $1!

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