#076: An Interview with Gary Vaynerchuk [Podcast]

This is something I have never done on my podcast—an interview. However, this opportunity was too good to pass up.

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image courtesy of Gary Vaynerchuk

Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Gary Vaynerchuk, author of the new bestseller, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.

This is one one of the best social media books I have read in a long time. In fact, I had a hard time getting through it, because I kept stopping to implement Gary’s step-by-step recommendations.

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Wanted: WordPress Setup Testimonies

Thanks for your help. We had a tremendous response to this request for help. We have all the testimonies we need for right now.

I am in the process of creating an audio ad for my free screencast, “Launch a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 20 Minutes or Less.” I plan to run this in my podcast and possibly some radio ads.

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I want to include some short audio testimonies from real users in the ad itself.

If you used my screencast to setup your own WordPress blog, I want to hear from you. This is a chance for you to promote your blog to my audience.

Replay of the Platform-Building Teleseminar with Jeff Goins

Several months ago, I hosted a teleseminar with Jeff Goins. If you don’t know, Jeff is a full-time author, blogger, and speaker. I wanted to re-post it here as a way of introducing you to his Tribe Writers course (more about that in a minute).

Jeff Goins at the Platform Conference

We had some technical challenges in the call when we were both suddenly dropped by Skype—twice!—but we kept forging ahead. Regardless, Jeff shared some powerful content for anyone who is serious about building an online platform.

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Specifically, Jeff explained how he:

3 Simple (but Powerful) Website Design Tips for Any Business Owner

This is a guest post by Brian Casel. He is web designer and author of Design for Conversions, a book to help startups design a better marketing site. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Your business’ website is everything. So how do you make sure it’s designed to perform its primary duty—converting visitors to customers? Let’s find out…

Website Design Tips For Any Business Owner

Whether you’re designing your own website from scratch, using an off-the-shelf theme, or hiring a designer to create your website, you’ll need to end up in the same place: with a website that performs for your business.

Please Take My 2013 Reader Survey

I want to make my blog better and more relevant to your needs and interests. To do that, I need to know more about YOU. As a result, I have created my 2013 Reader Survey.

2013 Reader Survey for MichaelHyatt.com

Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me make my content even more interesting and relevant to you.

Are You Making These 8 Twitter Mistakes?

Twitter is a great tool for extending your influence. You can engage your “tribe” in real time, offering leadership and assistance in a way that would have been impossible just a few years ago.

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However, Twitter is not without its challenges. I have made just about every mistake you can make. But assuming you want to grow your influence and increase your follower count (and I realize not everyone does), here are eight mistakes to avoid:

3 Ways to Start Monetizing Your Blog Now

When I started blogging, using my platform to make money was the furthest thing from my mind. Back then, I just wanted to share my ideas and connect with others.

Now that I’ve build an entire business around my platform, that may be hard to believe. But, I just didn’t know what was possible, and I definitely didn’t know how to get started.

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This is a great opportunity to learn from the best and network with other platform-builders who are pursuing similar goals. You can read the details here.

Just use the the promo code “OCTOBER” to take advantage of this special offer.

Why You Should Do It for the Money (and Stop Feeling Guilty About It)

For the first five years of my blogging career, I gave all my content away for free. Then I began running some ads, selling an e-book or two, and charging to give speeches.

Money Changing Hands

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Even though I continued to give my blog content away for free, it was a difficult transition. For some reason, I felt like I was “selling out.”

One Conference You Can’t Afford to Miss

I know it sounds like hyperbole, but I’m dead serious. The market is more crowded than ever. To succeed, you need a platform. We designed The Platform Conference to help you build yours—fast!

  • Do you feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to start?
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