ROTE 011: John Rampton and Living the Dream in Silicon Valley

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One of the greatest things about running a business on the internet, is that you can run it from basically anywhere. As long as you have a computer and access to the internet, you are good to go!

Among the many other benefits, being able to meet up with other entrepreneurs and business owners from around the world at internet marketing conferences and events is right at the top of the list.

Depending on where you live in the world you may have access to more events than others, especially if you are living on either coast of the United States (New York, Florida and California). If you are living in California or anywhere near Silicon Valley, you would have more than enough conferences, events and meet-ups to fill out your calendar for the whole year!

This is exactly what we are going to be talking about in the latest episode of the Rise of the Entrepreneur.

Rise of the Entrepreneur – Episode 11 with John Rampton

John Rampton

John Rampton is an online entrepreneur who has become a master at pay per click marketing, but even more importantly — making connections and networking with the right people.

I first met John Rampton several years back when he came up to me and asked for an interview while at Affiliate Summit. Since then we just seemed to click and started working on various projects together. In addition to being the Managing Editor of Search Engine Journal (photo credit), John’s writing can also be found on Forbes, HuffingtonPost, Entrepreneur and many other top media outlets and news sources.

One of the major reasons for John’s success in the world of online marketing can be attributed to his outgoing attitude, willingness to help others and talking with just about everyone he meets. Each of these are all required skills for making it in the world of business and forming new partnerships. With all of this in mind, it only made sense for him to leave his home state of Utah and make the big move to Silicon Valley, CA — the central economic focal point for everything internet!

Talking Points Discussed in this Episode:

  • How John’s first job threw him into sales and online marketing
  • Pay per click marketing and how it’s changed everything
  • Google PPC vs. Facebook and Social Advertising
  • How John writes for the largest media outlets in the world
  • A day in the life of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur
  • The importance of attending conferences and networking
  • Three great Q&A questions for John in the Pit of Fire

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Zac Johnson
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  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Zac, you know I take advantage of living anywhere, and the internet business bit ;) Fiji in 5 days. Power interview with John, thanks!

  • http://www.kurtkummerer.com Kurt Kummerer

    Great post Zac! The allure of running an online business for most is to be able to work from anywhere.

  • http://www.empowernetwork.com/five280/ Devaughn Burke

    I love this post! Making money online and living the laptop lifestyle is the best life anyone can have. http://five280.com

  • andi

    hey zac,

    Can you use a different podcast player? I can’t skip it to where I want to listen.

  • http://www.johnrampton.com/ John Rampton

    Thanks for the great interview Zac. It was fun getting to know you better as well as sharing some of my many wild experiences in Silicon Valley!

  • http://selfmadebusinessman.com/ Dave Schneider

    Great interview Zac! Hearing about John’s success and Silicon Valley (where I have never been, but do think about moving too from time to time) was a real treat!