35 episodes

Learn skills for creating a business within the reptile community. Hear from entrepreneurs who have already done it. The reptile community is growing and healthy growth can only come if community members step up to the plate and provide the right products and solid education. Join me and other entrepreneurs as we share with you the steps we took to build a business in this community we love.

Reptile Entrepreneur Podcast Bill Strand

    • Leisure

Learn skills for creating a business within the reptile community. Hear from entrepreneurs who have already done it. The reptile community is growing and healthy growth can only come if community members step up to the plate and provide the right products and solid education. Join me and other entrepreneurs as we share with you the steps we took to build a business in this community we love.

    Creating a Virtual Zoo with Emma Lynne Sampson

    Creating a Virtual Zoo with Emma Lynne Sampson

    Emma Lynne Sampson comes on the podcast and talks about her growth from a YouTuber to becoming the creator of a virtual zoo. She shares how she went from struggling to open a Google Docs to completing a membership website and shows that we can accomplish more than what we are today if we commit to growth!

    • 23 min
    Building the Tarantula Collective with Richard Stewart

    Building the Tarantula Collective with Richard Stewart

    Richard Stewart has built his passion for tarantulas into a content creation career. Utilizing monetization methods, the Tarantula Collective has become his primary source of income. In this interview, Richard joins me on the mic and we go over how he was able to make this happen. 
    If you have thought about becoming a content creator for your niche community then this interview will give you valuable insight into how one man made it happen.

    • 59 min
    New Feed Options on Instagram

    New Feed Options on Instagram

    Breaking News episode! Instagram has announced that, in 2022,  we will be getting the choice between seeing three different versions of our home feed. Those are the posts that you see from other accounts on your Instagram app. All, well and good, but what are these new feeds and, more importantly, what do they mean for us as influencers and marketers needing to build our follower base? How does this change our outreach? I share what we know and my analysis as to how we deal with the changes.

    • 15 min
    Growth on Instagram

    Growth on Instagram

    In this episode we are going to talk about tools for growth on Instagram. Instagram is a very diverse and complicated platform and it really takes some time to learn all the tools and features. Honestly, looking at all the available social media platforms, I truly believe that Instagram has the best blend of tools for developing a community. Instagram has been accused of copying features from TikTok, but they are adding those to an already robust platform that allows the three pillars of creating a thriving fan base.  Outreach to bring in interested followers, development of your community of followers, and one on one relationship building. Today I will focus on the features and tools that help us present ourselves to potential new followers to grow the account.

    • 27 min
    The Video Evolution of Instagram

    The Video Evolution of Instagram

    Today I talk about how Instagram is evolving to become a video sharing platform. And, more importantly, what that means for us. 
    This is a Thursday episode where I just speak my mind and have an unscripted conversation with you. I call them my meditations because that is all they are. I just tell you what I have been thinking about. And, this is a seismic shift going on beneath our feet. Instagram is following the trends and pushing short form video  heavily. And this is a shift in culture that we need to change with or else we will be further and further behind.

    • 22 min
    The Value of Instagram Followers

    The Value of Instagram Followers

    Social media followers are the highest visibility measure of success. But it is an empty number in itself. The life blood of your account is the number of engaged followers.  Today I am talking about getting the right followers. 

    • 34 min

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