The Profit Junkie Podcast is for entrepreneurs who wants to increase sales and grow profits. In each episode your host, Jake Randall, interviews experts and entrepreneurs that have grown wildly profitable businesses. You’ll learn how to grow your top line revenue, and make sure more of that money drops like a rock to the bottom line as profit. So, stick around you’re on the road to becoming addicted to success. You’ll become a profit junkie! Your host, Jake Randall is the CEO and Founder of Taxbot. The team at Taxbot is on a mission to create a better everyday life for the self-employed by allowing them to focus on business growth. They help automate and simplify tedious accounting processes to save time and money. Taxbot empowers users through education to identify and take advantage of unused tax strategies. For more on Taxbot, visit https://taxbot.com For your free copy of 7 Simple Ways To Legally Avoid Paying Taxes, visit https://taxbot.com/book/ Contact Taxbot 420 W 1500 S., Suite 200 Bountiful, UT 84010 (855)482-9268 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Profit Junkie Podcast with Jake Randall – Episode 40 – Kevin Rogers
Passion. It’s what we all are searching for in our lives, especially when it comes to our business. We want to find something we love. Something that doesn’t feel like ‘work.’
Kevin Rogers, the founder of Copy Chief, was in the same place. Rogers loved writing since he was young, and found his calling in freelance writing where he excelled for over ten years. However, he found himself facing severe burnout.
In 2014, he started his wildly successful business, Copy Chief. By 2016, he was ready to leap into his business full-time. Copy Chief has grown into one of the most successful educational tools for freelance writers by creating a thriving and supportive community of the top online marketers.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin Rogers and hear his story of inspiration and finding his passion in his work.
Rogers shares the following with The Profit Junkie:
His journey to getting started as a freelance writer.
The importance of taking chances and doing things that scare you.
What happened when he found his true passion.
People who inspired him and nurtured his growth as a writer.
How he went from the trenches of writing to teaching others how to be successful.
The hardest part of his transition from an independent contractor to a successful business owner.
The factors that set Copy Chief apart from other online writing groups.
Get connected and continue learning money-saving tips for you and your business:
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Join the Copy Chief community or hire a copywriter at https://copychief.com
Follow Kevin Rogers on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/therealcopychief/
The Profit Junkie Podcast with Jake Randall – Episode 39 – Ray Edwards
Do you need someone to buy into your idea? Donate to your cause? Help out your charity? Go to the restaurant you want to eat at? Influence anyone’s decision about anything?
It’s all in the art of persuasion.
This episode, we sit down with the King of Copywriting: Ray Edwards. He is a best-selling copywriter and a communications expert. After starting in the radio business, he took his copywriting skills to start his own copywriting business. After decades of success, he now teaches others how to write copy for themselves and achieve prosperity.
The need for copywriting has become more urgent because people need to market their businesses and their ideas. Everything is copy. You are always trying to sell something or influence the decision of someone.
Edwards shared some of his secrets of success with us. His interview with The Profit Junkie covers:
How to utilize the Six-Step PASTOR Framework for good copy
P: person, problem, pain
A: amplify, aspirations
S: story, struggle, solution, system
T: transformation, testimony
How to get to know your customers and see the world from their perspective to meet them where they are.
Why it is important to invest time talking to your customers and the people who said 'no' to your product/service.
Why it is important to be willing to fail and learn from those failures.
Get a FREE copy of Ray Edwards best-selling book, How To Write Copy That Sells at rayedwards.com/freebook.
Ray Edwards Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rayedwards/
Ray Edwards Website: https://rayedwards.com
The Profit Junkie Podcast with Jake Randall – Episode 38 – Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is the CEO of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company which partners with schools to train young adults.
Dennis’s program centers around mentorship, helping students grow their expertise to manage social campaigns for enterprise clients like the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.
He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit.
Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, CNN, Fox News, and CBS Evening News.
He’s a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column and has published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, Social Fresh, and Heyo.
He held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University as well as the London School of Economics.
In this episode, we talk to Dennis about how other people helped make him successful. It’s a theme that started in college when he became a presidential scholar at SMU. He didn’t think that he deserved it, but says that his friends vouched for him.
From there he paired up with people who were good at building websites. They were so good that they actually rebuilt SMUs website. From there it just escalated until they were building websites for billion-dollar corporations.
But his success didn’t end there...
Some topics we covered during our conversation:
How Dennis has leveraged other people’s talents to make himself successful.
The hack he’s discovered that keeps him from being overworked.
Why having the right people in the room is more important than being the smartest person in the room.
The best way to get your time back if your business is taking over your life.
How to leverage goodwill into more leads for your business.
The reason you should look for the silver lining in every situation, and why even the COIVD situation has its own silver lining.
How you can get a video course from Dennis for free.
You can contact Dennis at email@example.com
Email for the free video course mentioned in the podcast: firstname.lastname@example.org and say “I love Taxbot!”
The Profit Junkie Podcast with Jake Randall – Episode 37 – Taylor Welch
Taylor Welch is the CEO of Traffic And Funnels, author of 2 best-selling books, international speaker, entrepreneur & creator of the #1 rated sales training program with clients trained globally (The SalesMentor), Taylor has advised & serviced nearly 50,000 individual businesses globally and took his real estate investment company, Wealth Cap Holdings from 0 to 8 figures in lightening speed with all 3 in-house brands producing multiple 8 figures of revenue less than 5 years.
In this episode, we talk to Taylor about how he went from knowing nothing about business, marketing, or copywriting to being an owner of multiple 8 figure businesses.
It all started when Taylor’s wife wanted more clients for her beauty salon in 2014. Taylor took on the task, despite the fact that he was just working at a church at the time. So he picked up one of John Carlton’s books and read it at the beach.
Which is where he learned what copywriting actually was. When Taylor got home from his beach trip he started doing some experiments to bring more clients into his wife’s business. Well, some of those experiments worked.
And then Taylor fell in love with the “game.”
Some topics we covered during our conversation:
Why the “game” became even more addicting than the money he was making.
The reason his strategy for following up on prospects is so effective.
An explanation of why he prefers philosophical training over tactical training.
What you should focus on if you want to build wealth (Hint: it’s not the money.)
How beliefs that we had growing up can hold you back in your business.
The one question you need to ask yourself if you want to make more sales.
How to chase the fruit without letting your tree die.
The 2 things you can outsource in your business...and which one leads to more success
Tips on how to survive (and thrive) during a crisis like COVID-19
The Profit Junkie Podcast with Jake Randall – Episode 036 – Mike Michalowicz
Mike Michalowicz is an author, entrepreneur, and lecturer.
To date, he’s written seven business books including Fix This Next, Clockwork, Profit First, Surge, Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.
In this episode, we discuss how to make your business more profitable (instead of just creating more revenue and growing with nothing to show for it.)
Some topics of interest we cover during our conversation:
Why Mike has SEO in mind when he’s trying to decide on the title of his book.
How he started writing books to “scratch his own itch,” but then realized that other people were having the same problems.
The best business advice Mike’s ever received. (Hint: Actions speak louder than words, and money is the ultimate decider.)
The truth about how congruent your business is with your lifestyle...and why making half-a-million dollars a year may be better than making a million dollars a year.
The reason you should avoid the “grow at all costs” mentality.
Why internet domain names are like modern 1-800 numbers.
How to ensure that you own your business instead of your business owning you.
Ways to identify what needs to be fixed in your business, and how to go about fixing it.
How long your business should be able to operate smoothly without you (probably not what you’d guess!).
Why sales are like air, but profits are the absorption of that air. And why focusing solely on sales is like hyperventilating.
How to use O.M.E.N. to improve profits in your business.
O – Objective
M – Measurement
E – Evaluation (frequency of when we check in on our goals)
N – Nurture
Connect with Mike:
https://fixthisnext.com/ (Take the assessment discussed on the podcast.)
John Lee Dumas
The Profit Junkie Podcast with Jake Randall – Episode 035 – with John Lee Dumas
John Lee Dumas is a popular podcaster who hosts the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast. John’s been at it for 7 years now and has grown his following to a respectable 1MM listeners per month. A unique thing that John does is post how much income his podcast is bringing in each month ($232,658 for May).
In this episode, we discuss who should start a podcast (and who shouldn’t.) And how you should approach it if you want to be profitable.
Some topics we covered during our conversation:
Why you the first thing you should do before recording your first podcast episode is to create an avatar and gear the podcast specifically for that person.
What you should focus on in the beginning before you worry about getting sponsors.
The truth about driving traffic to your podcast...and how you can skip this part altogether in the beginning.
Why starting a podcast might not be the right move for you.
The reason that NOW is a better time than ever to create a regional podcast.
How to determine what medium might work best for you.
Why John lets other podcasters sponsor his show.
Connect with John: www.eofire.com
Free podcast course mentioned in the episode: www.freepodcastcourse.com
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