512 – Why Most Online Businesses Are Not Responsible or Profitable


Recently, my friend, Tammy Adams, provided a question for me to use as a topic for one of my YouTube VLOG episodes. However, when I started to think about how I would answer her question, I knew that the length of time that I wanted to spend answering this question, would make this better suited for a podcast episode.

Tammy's question was… “What do you think is the #1 reason people struggle to get their small businesses jump started and earning a decent income?” I share what I feel may be the top five reasons in this episode.

Here are a few reasons that I can think of.

They feel uncomfortable charging people money for something that comes so naturally to them. They feel that their “gifts and talents” should be offered freely to others.

They don’t feel confident in charging ENOUGH money for their products and services to allow them to operate a “profitable” and “responsible” business.

They have not been able to find the INTERSECTION between the MARKET PLACE and their gifts, talents, passions, experience, and areas of expertise.

They are too focused on where they are going to earn their next dollar and take little, to no, time evaluating where they want their business to be in the next five to ten years.

They failed to prepare for the fact that running a business requires more time than just doing the “activity” that generates their income.

 
Want To Build A Successful Online Business Around Your Podcast?
If you have been attempting to generate an income around your podcasting efforts, but you are not consistently generating a minimum of $5,000 per month, I would like to invite to you attend the Building An Online Business Workshop here in my Next Level Studio. In this workshop, you'll discover the missing elements in your online business model. Not only will you learn what you need to do to take your business efforts to the next level, you'll know exactly what order to do them. Click here for more details.

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511 – Do I Really Need All This Stuff?


I recently published a video where I gave a tour of my Next Level Studio. This prompted one individual to write a comment on the video (which this person has since deleted). That comment said….

Cliff, you have a LOT of stuff. Do you really need all of that? I mean as a self proclaimed Christian, (I’m anti religion btw) couldn’t you help more people by doing more with less and donating all the money you put into that stuff? … It’s none of my business how you spend your money but I feel like some of you guys that teach entrepreneurship to guys who have little income are kind of rubbing your success in our faces. I know that’s not your intention but do you ever think about what you’re actually putting out there? (No I'm not your audience, and no I don’t have a podcast, and no I haven’t worked as hard as you online, but yes I work hard every day and face my battles as they come)

This episode is my response to the questions posed in this comment.

 
Want To Build A Successful Online Business Around Your Podcast?
If you have been attempting to generate an income around your podcasting efforts, but you are not consistently generating a minimum of $5,000 per month, I would like to invite to you attend the Building An Online Business Workshop here in my Next Level Studio. In this workshop, you'll discover the missing elements in your online business model. Not only will you learn what you need to do to take your business efforts to the next level, you'll know exactly what order to do them. Click here for more details.

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509 – Batch Processing – Audio Vs Video – And So Much More

This is one of those episodes where I'm all over the place. I start by talking about batch processing. I talk about my recently experiences with video content production. I talk about audio verses video production for someone who is just getting started. There are a few other items dropped in there as well.

Links mentioned in this episode:
– My VLOG Playlist: http://cliffeotc.com
– My YouTube Channel: http://YouTube.com/CliffRavenscraft
– Casey Neistat's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/caseyneistat

Here are some videos that I've produced recently

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508 – The Awesome Benefits of Having Your Own Audio Podcast


Have you ever wondered why I'm so passionate about audio podcasting? Why I decided to pursue a full-time career in helping others launch their own podcasts?

I promise you, when I first made the decision to pursue this full-time, it wasn't for the money!

Sure, over the past ten years, working very hard to build this business, I now generate a great living from teaching others how to podcast. However, it is the the benefits that audio podcasting offers to those who have a MESSAGE that they want to get out into the world, that drives me to help others launch a podcast.

In this episode, I share eight benefits that an audio podcast offers that no other online platform can come close to delivering.

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