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Earn a living doing something you love. The Fizzle Show features weekly insights for creators and entrepreneurs on topics including modern business essentials, self employment, motivation, productivity, audience growth, blogging, podcasting, content marketing, work-life balance and more.
 
AuthorMBA features one-on-one conversations with today's brightest authors who excel at the business of books. Conversations feature insights into successful business models, revenue streams, publishing strategies, marketing know-how, author platform dos and don'ts, content essentials, career decisions, and more. Writing a good book isn't enough. Selling a good book usually isn't enough either. To thrive in the new book economy, today's most successful authors think like an entrepreneur with ...
 
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NerdKicks Podcast

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NerdKicks Podcast

Matt Gartland & Mindy Holahan

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Do you believe that nerdy skills are superpowers? We do! With the help of our amazing nerdy guests, we investigate our theory by celebrating our nerdy identities, examining our alter egos, and learning what it takes to be a truly influential and accomplished nerdy sidekick. Join us as we seek truth, ignite possibilities, and occasionally blow things up. NerdKicks, for the win!
 
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"two things that have kind of remained constant are snowboarding and music. And I mean, I like different types of music and my snowboarding has changed, but those are the two things I've always been into that stayed the same." - Justin Jackson Watch this episode on YouTube Justin Jackson: Justin’s company, Transistor Justin on Twitter: @mijustin Br…
 
“You're not going to learn what it's like to run a SaaS business unless you try to launch a SaaS business.” - Dan Rowden Watch this episode on YouTube Dan Rowden Dan's company, ilo.so Dan on Twitter: @dr Brian Casel: Brian’s company, ZipMessage Brian on Twitter: @casjam Thanks to ZipMessage ZipMessage (today’s sponsor) is the video messaging tool t…
 
“It's exactly the problem you just said, it's like, we put effort into it. We tried to make it good, but we were doing what we wanted. We haven't given anyone anything they wanted" - Tyler King Watch this episode on YouTube Tyler King: Tyler's company, Less Annoying CRM Tyler on Twitter: @TylerMKing Brian Casel: Brian’s company, ZipMessage Brian on…
 
“If you made somebody laugh, then you have a spark of what it takes and you just have to work at it.” - Kalen Jordan Watch this episode on YouTube Kalen Jordan: Kalen's company, Commercehero.io Kalen on Twitter: @kalenjordan Brian Casel: Brian’s company, ZipMessage Brian on Twitter: @casjam Thanks to ZipMessage ZipMessage (today’s sponsor) is the v…
 
“If you share stuff, show your learnings or just kind of be softer with the approach of what you write about on Twitter, you can grow a big audience and get people engaged.” - Dan Rowden Watch this episode on YouTube Dan Rowden Dan's company, ilo.so Dan on Twitter: @dr Brian Casel: Brian’s company, ZipMessage Brian on Twitter: @casjam Thanks to Zip…
 
“If you're not innovating, not keeping the quality higher, not doing something different and if get complacent or if you let your bar drop on quality then you've probably put yourself at more of a risk to get unsubscribed.” - Matt Gartland Watch this episode on YouTube Matt Gartland: Matt's Company, Flynndustries, LLC Matt on Twitter: @MattGartland…
 
“Contrary to Apple's belief that bravery is taking a headphone port away. My belief of bravery, my definition is the ability to leave something that is safe and step into something that is unknown.” - Chris Lema Watch this episode on YouTube Chris Lema: Chris's Website: chrislema.com Chris on Twitter: @chrislema Brian Casel: Brian’s company, ZipMes…
 
“Selling any kind of knowledge or expertise is completely different than selling a shoe. When you sell a shoe, use a physical object, you're talking about the attributes of the object, is it the right size, the right color? Does it have the right fit, and you're judging the shoe. And even if you don't like this one shoe by Nike, you don't hate Nike…
 
“There's always magazines or whatever, where people could get stronger opinions. And that's fine. But you could kind of operate off a core set of facts, whereas like, without the core set of facts, it's just a frickin free for all and just like a different set. Like, yes, we might disagree, on certain part on like, whatever tax policy or foreign po…
 
“As a product company, it's about how you do it. And if you can do it in a way that elicits trust, it won't matter. They just want good information. People pay less attention to where it comes from, which is probably not a good thing. But they just want good information.” - Alexis Grant Watch this episode on YouTube Alexis Grant: Alexis's Company, …
 
“There are basically two things in my life that have held my interest for longer than anything else. One is music, and the other is programming. And I think they're actually kind of the same in an important way. And the thing that makes them the same is what I think keeps me interested in them, which is that they are both rigorously analytical and …
 
“Being able to immigrate to another country ever. It's very hard. And it's very complicated. And, as an American, I think we just often don't have any concept of it.” - Laura Roeder Watch this episode on YouTube In this conversation: Laura Roeder: Laura's Company: Paperbell Laura on Twitter: @lkr Brian Casel: Brian’s company, ZipMessage Brian on Tw…
 
"Last year is when NFT started taking off and more of that aspect of things, that's the part that actually really drew me in because that to me from a technologist perspective, from a software developer perspective, that is where it connects to our world. And I can see the value in digital ownership and things like that."- Ian Landsman Watch this e…
 
“Everything can always get better, and it's everything else you do around the podcast that makes a podcast successful. ”- Matt Medeiros Watch this episode on YouTube Matt Medeiros: Matt's Company: Castos Matt on Twitter: @mattmedeiros Brian Casel: Brian’s company, ZipMessage Brian on Twitter: @casjam Thanks to ZipMessage ZipMessage (today’s sponsor…
 
Ben Orenstein joins me to talk all about before being “known on the internet” "Being next to a person who cares a lot about the craft of programming was really what turns me into a software engineer like someone who can make it a happen for real" - Ben Orenstein Watch this episode on YouTube Ben Orenstein: Ben's Company, Tuple Ben on Twitter: @r00k…
 
Joe Howard joins me to talk all about Daddin’ out & taking a hiatus “The reason I like got into startups was like, I wanted control over my own time. I never liked this idea of this job you like work eight hours a day.” - Joe Howard Watch this episode on YouTube In this conversation: Joe Howard: Joe's Company: Driftly App Joe on Twitter: @JosephHHo…
 
Corey Haines joins me to talk all about a marketer in search of a technical co-founder “You need to have usage before revenue because no one's going to pay for something that isn't actually being used that they are not finding utility out of and in making you.” - Corey Haines Watch this episode on YouTube In this conversation: Corey Haines: Corey's…
 
Adam Wathan joins me again to talk about what it's like to run a massively popular open source software (TailwindCSS)—the good, the bad, and everything in between. “I literally don't need to make another dollar for the rest of my life. And the only reason to do what I do is that I want to make really good things, and I want it to be fun.” - Adam Wa…
 
“As the business owner, you're always responsible for it. Even if you have a team running it, if somebody quits, you still have to dive in and replace them. You know if something goes wrong, even if no one's ever calling you, the responsibility of the business ultimately lands on you.” - Laura Roeder Building and selling a business is not a one-day…
 
“The habits and little action that you do every day are the votes on what your product is going to become and what your marketing can become” - Justin Jackson Justin Jackson is back with tips on how to effectively manage your team. As the Co-Founder of Transistor.FM, Justin and I talk strategy on how to create an efficient work plan, project manage…
 
“What matters for people is the brand and the word of mouth. Nobody honestly understands what's inside until they have had a chance to deeply explore the product, which is good, could be a demo, but ideally, like actually using it for one of their projects, that's the only way to really closely know it and understand the benefits.” - Jane Portman J…
 
“Everybody wants a million customers, right? I'm sure, like, I'd love a million customers, but, but the reality is, when you start, like, how are you gonna get your first 10 customers, it's gonna take a little bit of like, work. And that's just like the reality of it, the end. And the easy way to get your first 10 is to just like personally do is r…
 
“We're only going to be covering the most impactful news items that we feel are the most impactful news items.” Matt Medeiros In today’s episode, we are joined by Matt Medeiros. He is a well-known member of the WordPress community and has been producing one of the longest and respected podcast, "The WP MInute", a podcast that explores anything abou…
 
“The rules change, the opportunities change. And so you don't want to build your castle on a big plot of sand, right? You want to have a strong foundation. And ideally, you want everything to funnel back to an owned means of distribution.” - Corey Haines In today’s episode, we are joined by Corey Haines, the founder and creator of Swipe Files. In t…
 
“Many people make open-source software because programming is like a creative thing, just like making music or something for most programmers who do in their spare time, not because they have some idealistic mission or something, it's just, I just want to put something out there, and I want people to see it, and I want to feel good about people lik…
 
‘Am I overthinking it? Am I trying to be overly creative with it? Trying to go back and forth between should I be super innovative with this thing, or just stick to a tried and true formula? And then I also need to balance in like, how much of my time am I investing into this? Because I do have a lot of other things to do. But I really care about k…
 
We have talked a-lot about how to be an entrepreneur but what about an EXITpreneur? Joe Valley, Co-Owner of Quiet Light Brokerage and author of “The EXITpreneur’s Playbook – How to Sell your Online Business for Top Dollar," comes on to talk about best practices when selling your business. Get your FREE CHAPTERS…
 
This has been an exciting month for Fizzle. We recently announced a complete refresh of Fizzle, including every aspect of our user experience – courses, content, live events and more. Since we first opened Fizzle in 2012, we’ve provided thousands of entrepreneurs and creators with training, coaching and community. Today, this refresh marks our offi…
 
Barrett Brooks, former Fizzle Team Member and COO of Convertkit, a creator marketing platform, joins us today to talk about the importance of owning your relationship with your audience as a content creator, using social media as a tool, and how the digitial age of content creation has evolved over the last decade.…
 
Today we have former Co-Host and Co-Founder of The Fizzle Show, Chase Reeves! We catch up with Chase today as he embarks on his own podcast journey with his new show: “Traveling Light.” He brings us through his process of starting his own show, his journey with creativity taking many forms over the years, and how he stayed motivated in the entrepre…
 
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