OEP2 Crowdfunding under a Microscope!

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Optimistic Entrepreneur Podcast Episode 2

Crowdfunding under a Microscope with Andrew Monk, Founder and CEO of ioLight

Crowdfunding on Crowdcube has many challenges. In March 2017, ioLight successfully raised over £300,000 on Crowdcube and Andrew shares this experience with you step by step.

If you are considering your own crowdfunding, you will not want to miss this episode as Andrew is very open with his stories of his experience and provides some excellent advice.

You can download a PDF ShowReel of our conversation here

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Links Mentioned

ioLight web page http://iolight.co.uk/

ioLight YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7dLC89D0PUGQsw52R6Iqw

Cambridge Industrial Design http://www.cambridge-industrialdesign.com/

Red Book Productions http://www.redbookp

 

OEP1 Introduction to the Optimistic Entrepreneur Podcast

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Welcome to the Optimistic Entrepreneur Podcast!

Optimistic Entrepreneur! This Podcast is focused on you the Optimistic Entrepreneur

This short introduction explains how my podcasts have evolved and why I have now launched my third Podcast, the Optimistic Entrepreneur Podcast!

I started out with “A Conversation with the Six Minute Strategist” which was a great excuse to speak to lots of interesting people that I knew and to get them to share great information.  I really enjoyed it but there were two problems.  It did not really have any focus and secondly it did not tell you who it was for – it sounded like it was all about me.

Then my Online Learning Podcast, almost went the other way.  Too focused.  Again great fun and amazing guests but very Udemy centric which meant that I was spending my time promoting some one else’s brand.  Duh!

Optimistic Entrepreneur

So now, my new brand is the Optimistic Entrepreneur – and that is you!  I want to find people who will provide great ideas, tactics, tips and stories to make you even more successful!

In my first few episodes, you are going to hear quite a lot about equity crowdfunding as I am in the middle of a campaign and it seems to be a great idea to give you a view from the trenches, so to speak.

Watch out for some great Episodes coming very soon with some great interviews with Entrepreneurs, just like you!

Engage with Me!

I would love to hear from you!

What topics would you like me to cover? Perhaps you know someone who would be a great guest on the show?  Maybe that is you?  Reach out and let me know: john[at]jbdcolley.com.

I like to try to record interviews in video as well as in audio so that the interview can reach a wider audience but this does not have to be the case for every episode.

So if you have something to say, let me know!

 

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:

http://www.bizsysman.com

http://members.bizsysman.com

http://www.stepbystepcourses.net

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

AC Power Start

http://members.bizsysman.com/active-campaign-power-user-course-details/?coupon=john01

Step by Step Squeeze Pages

http://members.bizsysman.com/optinsqueeze-page-creationv2/?coupon=john01

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!

 

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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.

https://jbdcolley.com/youtubevideo

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

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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.

 

OLP124 NMEU 2015 with Jelle Derckx, Jonathan Tilley, Katrina Buderuus and Cliff Ravenscraft

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In today’s Episode of the Online Learning Podcast, I am delighted to welcome four guests from the New Media Europe Conference 2015; Jelle Derckx, Jonathan Tilley, Katrina Buderuus and Cliff Ravenscraft.  After these great people gave scintillating speeches I was lucky enough to grab them for a few minutes each for an exclusive interview for the Online Learning Podcast

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An Aviators Wife on the Home Front in WWII with Vickie Maris

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In today’s Episode of the Online Learning Podcast, I am delighted to welcome Vickie Maris who has created on of the most unique courses on Udemy – a real living history course.  She has interviewed her mother about life as the wife of a US Airforce Aviator during World War II.  We also have an interesting discussion about Periscope – the new live streaming App from Twitter.

In this Week’s Episode: Vickie Maris

In this Episode Vickie and I discuss:

  • How Vickie came to put her course together
  • How she first created a DVD set and the complexities of that set up
  • How Vickie came to pull all this information together
  • How Vickie came to learn about Udemy and create her own course
  • Vickie’s use of the great new live streaming App Periscope
  • How to save your periscopes to your iphone
  • How to reuse your Periscope broadcasts in your courses
  • How Margueritte Beaty creates a template to backdrop your Periscopes to create a 16:9 presentation
  • Why Vickie thinks Chris Ducker’s Periscopes are inspirational
  • Some of the stories shared by Vickie’s mother in her course

Find out More About Kristen’s Courses

Check out Kristen on Udemy at https://www.udemy.com/u/kristenpalana/

Get Vickie’s courses for just $15 with Coupon Code OLP15 – or just click on the link below.

Aviator’s Wife Tells of Home Front Life During World War 2 – Get his course for just $15 by clicking on this link.

Find out More about Vickie

You can find out all about Vickie on her website at http://www.vickiemaris.com

Mentioned in this Episode

Check out Periscope TV here – https://www.periscope.tv

Chris Ducker can be found at http://www.chrisducker.com

Margueritte Beaty’s Periscope Template video can be found here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsM2YR74wUo

New Media Europe – Manchester, England – 12-13 September 2015

Follow this Link to find out all about how you can get your Tickets to New Media Europe 2015

Ready To Be Heard!

This unique conference is aimed at podcasters, bloggers, social media visionaries, content creators, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals and new media enthusiasts who are looking to up their game through the effective use of new media tools ‒ such as podcasting, blogging and social media ‒ in their endeavours.

During this two-day event, you will have the choice to attend over 24 sessions prepared by some of the best speakers in the world. From general ‘know-how’ sessions and technical workshops to inspiring keynote speeches ‒ you are going to be equipped with the new media knowledge, ideas and inspiration that will make you stand out from others in your niche!

Networking events throughout the whole weekend will enable you to connect with other like-minded individuals.

Top 3 Reasons to Attend:

1. Education. Only the best speakers have been selected to help you stay abreast of the top trends in new media.

2. Networking. You will have the chance to connect with others in your field during scheduled breaks, parties and meet-ups.

3. Inspiration. By collecting ideas and meeting individuals from your area(s) of specialisation, you will be inspired to take action and follow the steps to success.

Who Is Going To Be There?

Rub shoulders with like-minded individuals and experts.

During the New Media Europe Conference in September 2015, you are going to meet other podcasters, bloggers, social media visionaries, content creators, entrepreneurs and new media enthusiasts!

This is the most outstanding new media conference to hit Europe in 2015.

Why Should You Attend?

We have seen how new media can help entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive. This event is your chance to connect with the latest trends, practical tools and most of all, successful individuals from around the globe.

By attending New Media Europe, you will find out why paying attention to new media is the single most important thing you can do this year!

How to Apply for Tickets

Follow this Link to find out all about how you can get your Tickets to New Media Europe 2015 – Don’t forget to use Coupon Code “Podcast” to get 20% of the price of your ticket! (Affiliate Link)

Other Places Mentioned in this Podcast

Discover New Media Creative and all their amazing Audio Talents at http://www.musicradiocreative.com

Subscribe to the New Media Europe Show Podcast on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/new-media-europe-show/id998535275

Subscribe to Nick Loper’s Side Hustle Show Podcast on iTunes here

Subscribe to Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Podcast on iTunes here

Subscribe to Jaime Tardy’s Eventual Millionaire Podcast on iTunes here

Subscribe to Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast on iTunes here

Check out my New Audio Book

From Passion to Profits with Online Courses – Liberate Your Inner Expert, Teach the World and Get Paid for It!

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Follow this Link to Access and Download the rest of this Audio Book for Free

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

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     Full Disclosure: these are affiliate links. If you click on this link, you will not pay any more (you still get the full discount) but I will earn a Commission. If you do buy a course, please email me at john[at]jbdcolley[dot]com and tell me about it. I would love to thank you personnally for supporting The Online Learning Podcast! Don’t forget you can still access the Course and the discount without going through the Affiliate Scheme by simply searching for the Course on Udemy and using the Coupon Code at Checkout in the normal way. If you do this, Udemy will receive their normal commission and the Course Creator will get the whole of the balance. It is entirely up to you.

    OLP118 – New Media Europe Conference – Interview with Izabela Russell

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    In today’s Episode of the Online Learning Podcast, I am thrilled to be delivering you a podcast within a podcast. Isabela Russell, co-founder of the New Media Europe Conference, interviewed me for her podcast about my forthcoming workshop at New Media Europe on Online Courses.  I also have great pleasure in bringing you the first Chapter of my first Audio Book which I recently released.  

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    OLP117 Publish My Book Today with Ani Alexander

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    In today’s Episode of the Online Learning Podcast, I am delighted to welcome Ani Alexander who discusses her new book publishing service, Publish My Book Today which she has founded with previous Online Learning Podcast guest Jyotsna Ramachandran.

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