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7 Mind Blowing Entrepreneur Interviews You Can’t Miss



There is simply no better way to learn anything than to actually get your hands in there and just start doing it. However, at the same time it’s important to learn from others to understand the struggles, failures and highs and lows of what it takes to become successful.

In the world of the internet, everyone’s success looks like an overnight success story, but they are not! Rarely do you hear about the disasters and years of work it took before getting that million dollar deal or finding hitting that tipping point.

These are the types of stories that NEED to be heard.

This week we are going to take a break from releasing a new episode of the Rise of the Entrepreneur podcast, but instead we will be looking at seven different bloggers that have powerful stories to inspire you to make 2015 your best year yet!

Be sure to glance through the list below and make some time to listen to each of these amazing interviews that will inspire millions!

7 Amazingly Successful Entrepreneurs You Can Learn From

As we come up on the 50th episode of the Rise of the Entrepreneur podcast, it’s important to remember the past, in order to move ahead. Looking back at my past episodes, I hand selected some of my favorite interviews that not only had great success stories, but also took the time to share important business lessons and advice, while also covering the various trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur.

Jeremy Schoemaker Shoemoney Check

Jeremy Schoemaker and the “ShoeMoney” Brand

One of the most famous names to come out of affiliate marketing is Jeremy Schoemaker, also known as “ShoeMoney”.

Many people are already familiar with Shoemoney and especially his $132,994.97 Google Adsense check. If you’ve ever done anything in affiliate marketing, you’ve probably already come across his blog at or even ran into him at any of the major affiliate / internet marketing events.

A lot has changed for Jeremy over the years. He’s made the progression from an affiliate marketer to creating his own sites and businesses (also selling several of them), and now focusing his efforts on his PAR Program. During the process he’s also launched his own book “Nothing’s Changed But My Change” and become an best seller.

(Click here to listen to Jeremy’s story)

John Chow

John Chow, the Master of Blog Monetization

John Chow is one of the most well known and successful bloggers in the world. If you’ve ever Google’d “how to make money online” or “how to make money blogging”, you’ve probably come across his name and site several times.

The amazing thing about John Chow was that he was never supposed to make money with his blog in the first place. What was originally just going to be a blog on his personal life and what he ate for lunch, soon became a “money making case study”. As John learned new and exciting ways to monetize his blog content and audience, the money just kept rolling in.

Jump forward several years later and his blog is now generating over six-figures per month, and most of it recurring and automated through his amazing sales funnel system — all of which John talks about in this episode.

(Click here to listen to John’s story)

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Peter Nguyen’s Story of Struggle to Success

Peter Nguyen is an entrepreneur who has had amazing success online through multiple businesses. However, before all of the success and joy in Peter’s life today, came much heartbreak and struggle.

Many entrepreneurs will share their stories of success, but it’s the struggle and failures that you hear even less of. Peter was featured in the Living Dot Com documentary along with me and got the opportunity to share his story with everyone. As a child, Peter experienced the death of his father right before his eyes. It was from this moment on that Peter would make sure that he would get the most out of his life and be the best Peter that he could possibly be — all for his father and everyone else in his life.

(Click here to listen to Peter’s story)

Tim Sykes

How Timothy Sykes Turned $12,415 Into $3 Million Trading Penny Stocks

For Timothy Sykes, buying and selling stocks isn’t just about investing in his future, it’s a way of life.

While many investors in the stock market are picking and choosing stocks that look like they have a future headed for success, Tim Sykes is eating, sleeping and breathing the future of stocks. Not only is Sykes a master at stock picking, but he also has a 70% success rate and is not only buying stocks, but he’s shorting them as well.

The best part of all of this is that Tim isn’t keeping his passion and gift of stock picking to himself… he’s sharing it with others and making new millionaires along the way.

(Click here to listen to Tim’s story)

John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas’ Seven Figure Podcasting Empire

John Lee Dumas is one of the top podcasters in the world and he’s currently making over six figures a month through the use of in-show advertisements and monetizing his audience through Podcaster’s Paradise and online courses.

It’s easy to take a look at John’s success and financial numbers today and be jealous and say you want to be him… however, everything wasn’t so glitz and glamour for Mr. Dumas. Just a few years ago John was trying to figure out where he was going to find his place in this world. After serving his time in the Army and traveling across the U.S. trying to find his next job, John then stumbled into the world of podcasting.

John knew there was a need for a daily podcast show when he ran out of podcasts to listen to while on his way to and from work… and the rest is history!

(Click here to listen to John’s story)

Larry Benet

Larry Benet, One of the Most Connected People on the Planet

Larry Benet is known as “The Connector”, and I first had the pleasure of meeting him while at a conference in Las Vegas.

Long story short… I was invited to a private dinner by a good friend of mine, which Larry was also attending. The takeaway here is that if I didn’t make that initial contact with my close friend years ago, I likely never would have been invited to the party and end up connecting with Larry.

No matter if your business is just starting, offline, online or a multi-billion dollar company, the value offered through this episode is off the charts and it’s one of my favorites so far. The real life experiences and value that Larry offers in this episode is just like sitting in the room with the likes of Richard Branson or Tony Robbins and learning from the best — both of which Larry are good friends with!

(Click here to listen to Larry’s story)

Kristopher Jones

Kris Jones and How to Create Multi-Million Dollar Companies

Kristopher Jones is one of the most successful names you may hear come out of the world of internet and affiliate marketing.

After the launch of his company “PepperJam”, which was focused on selling his grandmothers jelly online, Kris knew he could do so much more. Jump forward a decade and his company became one of the largest internet and affiliate marketing companies in the industry and was not only acquired once, but twice — and the second time was from eBay!

In addition to being a close friend of mine, Kris is also a great person and will always take the time to help those around him. This is something he also did before the sale of his company, making sure all of his employees were setup with future job security as well.

(Click here to listen to Kris’ story)



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5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Writing Blogs Right Now



Blogging is a great way to get your website noticed and generate more traffic and sales. 86% of companies use a blog on their websites, so you can’t afford to miss out.

You may think that blogs aren’t that important, or that they don’t make a lot of difference to your business. But they are a lot more effective than you may think.

Blogging can increase your lead generation by 67%. Whether you’re a new or established business, this can prove invaluable. Here are 5 reasons your business needs to start writing blogs now.

1. Generate Traffic

Blog posts add more content to your website and thus attract more people to visit your site. Creating web content means that you can direct your readers to other parts of your website.

This means you can write a post about one of your products or services and use yours as an example. When readers discover this, you have a greater chance of boosting sales.

2. Boost SEO

When it comes to marketing your business, SEO is king. SEO determines where your website ranks on search engine results. In turn, it impacts how many people find you.

There are a lot of things that affect your SEO. Things like a fully optimized website and using the right links can make a real difference. Hook Agency says that having the right SEO can double or even triple your traffic from search engines.

Once you have your website sorted, blog content is next. The more blogs you write, the better the SEO. Use popular keywords and terms that your audience would search for. This will make your posts rank higher on search engines and get customers your way.

3. Create a Brand Voice

There are a lot of company blogs out there which may be interesting, but they have no distinctive voice. When they have no voice, they all blend into one.

But if you write blogs with a specific voice, you make an impression. When people can recognise your writing style, they recognise your company.

Set featured imageTry to give your posts a personality. They are more fun to read and will keep people coming back to read for more. They make your brand more trustworthy and encourage people to choose your brand.

4. Showcase Your Services

When it comes to your business, you’re the expert. You know all about your own products and services, so use your blog to show off this knowledge!

Explain what you offer and what you can do for your customers. People want brands to know exactly what they’re selling and it makes you more reliable.

It also serves as a free way to advertise your business. You can write as much or as little as you want on the services you’re offering.  

5. You Stay Ahead of the Curve

When you give your website a blog, you’re also future proofing your business. Those who don’t have blogs are lagging behind and missing out on a lot of great opportunities.

It gives you the chance to be creative and boost your business in a whole new way. You can also add other media like videos and photos to your posts to boost your SEO even further.

Chances are, you’ll find blogging very fun. Regular content on your site gives your business a firm presence and will keep you on the SEO map for longer.

Your Business Needs to Start Writing Blogs Now

Now that you know how important it is to start writing blogs for your business, it’s time to get started. It’s a fun creative challenge which can lead to more traffic and more sales.

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Black Friday is always a great time to take advantage of the huge holiday sales rush. Not only is this true with retail locations, it’s also MASSIVE for online businesses and shopping as well.

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Quick and Effective Tips to Maximize Speed of your Website or Blog



Few things are worse than when you click over to a new website or blog, and then it’s loading slow as anything. With everyone having an extremely short attention span, and so many options for other websites and entertainment online, a fast loading website is a must for every blogger, brand, or business on the internet.

There are also many benefits associated with a fast loading site, beyond just user experience. Google is now penalizing sites that take too long to load, and boosting up other sites that a mobile-optimized and running super fast.

Depending on how technical your design or WordPress skills might be, the process of speeding up your site and maximizing it’s optimization might vary. To help with this process, I’ve listed a few of the best working methods below.

Optimize your Homepage to Load Quickly

With the homepage being one of the most vital parts of your website or blog, you should be doing everything possible to make sure it loads quickly. Different things can be done to speed up your homepage such as lowering the number of posts on the main page, minimizing applications and widgets from third-party sites, and also optimizing your images so they are either loading as a smaller sized file or through a CDN service. It’s also a good idea to use an SEO friendly theme or template, as these are more often cleaner with their coding and already optimized right out of the box.

Use an Effective Caching Plugin

If you are using a CMS like WordPress or blogger, then using an effective cashing plugin can contribute nicely in the process of making sure your site is loading as fast as possible. Since caching is an apparatus for a temporary storage of web pages to diminish bandwidth and to improve page loading performance as well, it saves the server’s time to make web pages load faster. Caching plugins are easy to install and use. All you need to do is perform some research online to see which plugin is best for your site, then click a few buttons to have it installed right within WordPress. Once this is done, it’s usually just a matter of copying the account number of your CDN and letting the hosting provider and WordPress plugin do its work.

Use CDN (content delivery network)

We’ve already referenced content delivery networks or CDNs, a few times now. The way these solutions work is that they host a version of your site on their server, and then loads the content from another server that is closest to that individual’s location. More and more site owners and bloggers are using CDNs not only to improve page load speed but to provide users with a great experience to make them stay longer on the website. Also mentioned earlier, this can help with how well a site ranks in Google, while also moving your site above the competition. Moreover, if one of your server locations is overloaded due to huge traffic and visitors, then users can automatically be switched to a new server location to enjoy fast loading website experience.

Improve Your Hosting Plan

If you have a slow loading website or blog, it’s likely due to your hosting plan. If you are pushing a lot of traffic through your site and making money in the process, you should definitely upgrade from a shared server. Shared hosting is often fine for new site owners and bloggers, but as your site gains more attention, backlinks, and traffic, it will also likely be using more server resource. On a shared server, your site is also sharing the server resources with many other sites — sometimes hundreds, or even thousands! Upgrading your hosting plan to a VPS or dedicated hosting package can greatly improve the performance of your site as well. So, if you are still using a cheap web hosting plan with an average price below $5/mo and receiving massive traffic from search engines, then it would be the right time for you to upgrade your hosting plan with a better one to speed up your website loading speed.

Use Optimized Images

Big images take up a lot of space and resources when it comes to loading data from your site. This is especially true with very high-quality images. While these images are going to play a big role in the beauty and engagement on your site, there are still ways to optimize such large images so they load faster and put less stress on your server. There are many plugins are available that can drastically reduce the file size of an image without reducing the quality. Image optimization will not only help you boost website load time but will also save disk space for more files and media. If you really don’t want to overload your website with plugins, then you can also use online image reducer apps and software to optimize image before uploading to the media library of the site.

Minimize HTTP Redirects Requests

How and where content is being loaded on your site can also affect its overall performance. You may need to use redirect requests to redirect the web browser from one URL to another. There are a variety of reasons as to why you might want to do this, such as to specify a new URL location, to track visits and clicks on the site or to connect different elements of the website with each other. Since redirects might be necessary to enhance overall UX of the website, you should only be using the redirect requests that are most important because excessive redirect requests can have an ultimate impact on the loading speed of your website/blog.

Don’t Leave Your Audience Hanging

When browsing the internet, few things are more annoying than accessing a slow loading website. It’s hard enough to get someone to visit your site, let alone stay for a few seconds. Don’t give them a reason to leave right away because your site isn’t loading as fast as it should be.

Follow each of the simple and effective site speed optimization tips above to make sure your site loads as fast as possible, ranks higher than the competition and also doesn’t disappoint your audience when they hit your site.

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