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My First PodCast

If you’re having issues hearing or listening, let me know.

So here it is. Never thought I’d do it, but I did.

Disclaimer: I never did anything like this before so I figured I’d give it a shot. In my head I’m just rambling for 30 minutes =), but if you like it and I get good feed back, I’ll continue to do more.


Let me know what you think in the comments and if there’s anything that you want me to talk about in the next one, if you even want a next one, I’ll have a nice topic list!

Thanks All!

Special Shout out Kim Doyal (@kimdoyal, thewpchick.com)

Here’s the link that started it all: Dance Moves, Story Time, and Freelancing

Check out PodCast Number 2!

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What's UP! This is my site, I write 99% of the articles on here. I'm also the owner of SureFireWebServices.com. I help out a lot of developers and designers getting into the web game. Helping is fun for me, so feel free to ask me any questions! I've made courses and have a membership as well to help get you on your feet!

0 comments on My First PodCast

  1. Bravo, sir! I think in your “rambling” you managed to start at the very beginning – web design/development as a business – and hit the nail on the head! Your business model has to be your own. Just like Genesis is a framework and we all use child themes, take as many lessons and as much advice as you can get your hands on from the experts, but make it your own. Turn it into something you can do, can do well, and will let you sleep at night. I know my business model is funky, but it works for me. My clients all have more traffic than I do, but I’m fine with that because my business has been all referrals. It translates to any business, really. If you’re just out to make money, you may or may not make a lot of cash, but if your heart is in it, it is a slow process but worth it in the end. I also love your take on SEO. I mean, really. When you’re a small business, especially a sole proprietor, you’ve already got 2 full time jobs – the one you’re doing for customers/clients and the back end of running a business. Who the hell has time to do all that SEO work, let alone that kind of cash? Don’t get me wrong, I know you can’t get away with doing nothing. But yeesh!

    Looking forward to your next PodCast. I like that you’re already discussing some of the fun stuff and frustrations of owning a small business and being in web business, etc.

    1. Jonathan says:

      Thanks Edee!! That’s awesome that you like it =) Anything that you want to hear for the next one?

  2. Keith Davis says:

    Hi Jonathan
    “Disclaimer: I never did anything like this before…”

    You could have fooled me… loved it.

    Look forward to the next one.

    1. Jonathan says:

      Thanks so much Keith! I’m glad you enjoyed it =) Anything your interested in hearing about for the next one?

  3. “Network Your Ass Off”….

    You’re so awesome Jonathan! LOVE LOVE LOVE that you’re just yourself and sharing things as they come to you.

    The first thing I would recommend is what you’re doing… the podcast (in regards to traffic). I am still floored at what the podcast has done for me in terms of traffic. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard Pat Flynn mention ‘being everywhere’, but it’s so true. Of course it takes TIME, which a lot of people don’t really want to hear.

    Obviously the big challenge for you is time, but I think you’re going in the right direction. My other suggestion would be to offer something to people in exchange for their name & email (more than free tech tips. Maybe a video tutorial?).

    I absolutely loved it Jonathan…
    and yes please to another episode!!!!

    1. Jonathan says:

      Thanks for the advice Kim!! I’ll definitely think about making an ebook or something to offer people that subscribe, maybe even a free theme =D. We’ll see. Thanks for everything Kim, YOU ARE THE AWESOME ONE!

  4. Tammy Martin says:

    Hey Jonathan,
    Good job on your maiden podcast! Working with you has been a pleasure and I’m looking forward to more projects together in the future.
    Tammy

    1. Jonathan says:

      Thanks so much Tammy! Anything you need 😉

  5. Ben Boykin says:

    Nice work bro! Way to take the leap and try something new! Keep at it I say!

  6. hank ratner says:

    You’ve come a LONG WAY BABY!

    1. Jonathan says:

      OMG Hank you mother F*er!!!! HAHA! Thanks so much! It’s been too long!! I can’t believe you found my blog =D You’re awesome man!

  7. Nice job for your first podcast man. I produce a radio show/podcast and let me tell you, there’s nothing harder than talking into a mic, by yourself, and trying to keep it interesting. I’ve been wanting to start my own podcast as well, and this just might have motivated me to do it!

    As far as the traffic to your site, I hear you. I’ve been “stuck” at a certain number myself, and I think one of the biggest traps we fall into (“we” meaning online marketers/bloggers/developers,etc) is not focusing enough on “offline” marketing for our business. A balanced marketing attack is the key to success for any business, even an “online” business like what you do. I authored a post you might dig right here if you read it give me your thoughts http://www.chrislangille.com/5-creative-ways-to-get-people-talking-about-your-brand-offline/

    1. Jonathan says:

      Hey Chris! That’s great! Start your podcast, it’s actually really fun =). If you don’t start it, all you’re going to do is wait, and that does nothing for nobody. Just dive in.

      I’m going to read your article now and I’ll be sure to comment. Thanks for listening!

  8. Regina says:

    Great job! I would never know that was your first episode. I say continue because you bring honesty and realism and this helps with direction and making application of the things learned in this field.

    1. Jonathan says:

      Thanks Regina!! I love to hear things like that, makes me want to continue, thank you so much for your kind words!

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