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May 29, 2020
Since we last spoke, I almost died. Meningitis due to an allergic reaction has kept me from being with you for several weeks, but it's left me with some lessons to share. We're going to talk about disaster preparedness, the concept of fairness, and how aggressive actions create risk but may be worth it. Let's dive in.
April 24, 2020
It's officially been 5 months of the Break Through The Noise podcast. Jon thought he'd give everyone a chance to catch up with a recap of his 5 favorite messages from the podcast so far.
April 17, 2020
It's a tricky question even under normal circumstances, so you might feel torn. Most of the experts on advertising are running ads agencies so they are biased. Today I'll give you my unbiased opinion on when you should advertise and when you shouldn't.  Getting good info from my podcast? Consider subscribing and leaving a review. It really helps.
April 10, 2020
How do you break throuh the noise on celebrity-filled platforms? How do you gain an audience among all the influencers on YouTube and Instagram? Sunny Lenarduzzi, one of the greatest social influencers in the world, talks about how each platform works, how to stand out, and how to earn the trust and respect of your audience.
April 3, 2020
This week we get back to practical marketing tips, specifically for Facebook ads. Facebook is seeing a huge drop in ad sales, but Smart Blogger is ramping up our ads, almost tripling our Facebook ad spend. Today I'm taking you behind the scenes of what we're doing at Smart Blogger and letting you know why you might think about doing the same thing.  Liking the info you get from this podcast? I'd love to see your review on ITunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. It really helps.
March 27, 2020
This episode is going to be different. No content tips or practical marketing advice. Today, I am talking about covid-19 and what's going on in the world. I want to talk to you from the heart about fear, crisis, and how to grow stronger in difficult times.
March 20, 2020
Now is a scary time, but in every difficult situation, there are hidden possibilities. In the midst of all the chaos, creatives have unique opportunities to take advantage of and we're going to discuss those today.  Got some extra time? Subscribe and review to get the latest podcasts and help me reach new listeners. Reviewers rock.
March 20, 2020
Now is a scary time, but in every difficult situation, there are hidden possibilities. In the midst of all the chaos, creatives have unique opportunities to take advantage of and we're going to discuss those today.  Got some extra time? Subscribe and review to get the latest podcasts and help me reach new listeners. Reviewers rock.
March 13, 2020
In today's world, we're inundated with a million stories a day.  Telling a story that stands out can feel like a daunting task.  Today, Nick Nanton, winner of 15 Emmy awards and filmmaker behind over seventy documentaries, talks to me about what makes a good story and how to know when you need help telling yours.
March 6, 2020
Not seeing the results you want on your blog? You're probably going directly from an idea to writing. The difference between amateurs and pros is how much planning they do before writing. On this episode, I'm going to walk you through how we plan all of our posts on Smart Blogger and give you the template you need to get the best results from your posts.  Enjoying these podcasts? Getting some great tips? Hit subscribe to get the newest episodes and make sure to give me a review. Reviewers rock.
February 28, 2020
These days it seems like everyone wants to start an online business. It's easy to do, but also easy to get overwhelmed. There are online courses, e-commerce stores, consulting, and the list goes on. In today's episode, I'm going to break down the categories, give you the pros and cons, and let you know which one is right for you.  If you're finding this show helpful, head over to ITunes to give me a review. It really helps and I appreciate it.
February 21, 2020
Sometimes the scariest part of starting a business is being the one that makes the decisions. That fear can keep you from ever starting a business, or it can make you take on a partner when you don't really need one. Amy Porterfield worked with partners for years until she realized those partnerships were preventing her from spreading her message the way she wanted to. Get ready for a very vulnerable interview about learning how to take charge and be the boss.
February 14, 2020
Today I'm talking to James Altucher. If you've ever wanted to dive into starting a personal brand that matters and how to affect people in a meaningful way, this episode is for you.  A new Break Through the Noise podcast is published every week. Remember to hit that subscribe button and leave a review.
February 7, 2020
If you've ever thought about escaping to live in paradise, you need to listen to this episode. Tim Ferriss calls it geoarbitrage, living in a place expenses are low, but making your wages where payment is high. If you've never heard the term, this episode could change everything for you. It was a life-changing concept for me.
January 31, 2020
You've been told perfectionism is bad, to let things go, to stop obsessing over details, but the best artists are obsessed with quality. How do you release really good work without becoming the bad type of perfectionist? In this episode, I'll show you how.
January 24, 2020
Finding time to create can be difficult. Do you find yourself constantly promising yourself that you'll make time to create and constantly breaking that promise? Do you feel guilty about not making time to create? Maybe you're bewildered at how to get out of the cycle. Today we're going to snap you out of it and get you creating the content you should be creating!
January 23, 2020
You've been told perfectionism is bad, to let things go, to stop obsessing over details, but the best artists are obsessed with quality. How do you release really good work without becoming the bad type of perfectionist? In this episode, I'll show you how.
January 17, 2020
Anyone who has tried starting a blog has seen how complicated it is. It’s more difficult now than ever before. Should you go for it, or has the opportunity passed you by? If you’ve been agonizing over the decision, today you get your answer. Make sure to hit subscribe and leave a review. Subscribers rock!
January 10, 2020
Neil Patel is a crazy-successful digital marketing influencer, the brain behind Ubersuggest, and my former boss. Like many influencers, he has worked with ghostwriters to produce the massive amount of content on his sites. Today Neil Patel talks about why he started working with ghostwriters, how to get the best content from them, and why he doesn't work with them anymore. Be sure to subscribe and leave a review. It’s how we grow and keep offering you great episodes.
January 3, 2020
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know." Question is, how do you make those connections? I’ll teach you three hacks you can execute from the comfort of your own home without seeing anyone face-to-face. Speaking of connections, I have some great interviews coming up - the world's #1 SEO expert, one of the most powerful female podcasters on the Internet, and the public speaking coach whose clients paid up to $1 million for a single speaking engagement. Hit subscribe so you don't miss a thing.
December 27, 2019
Getting website traffic is overwhelming. Dozens of different, complicated techniques. Nobody agrees which works best. You just know increasing traffic is never free. Should you sink time into becoming an expert or money into acquiring an expert? Which has the best ROI? The answer…think like an investor, not a treasure hunter
December 20, 2019
You may have heard "you go rich in your niche" but as a blogger or a content marketer, your job is to cast a wide net, to catch people before they are even aware of their opportunities. Data proves that the most successful people are the ones talking about the same few topics as everyone else. Here's how you can use the same strategy to succeed. This podcast has new episodes every week. Hit subscribe to get the latest info, and while you're at it, leave a review.
December 11, 2019
Creative people don’t get a job because they want to. They think it’s their only option. There is a $412b industry for creative people that most people don't even know about. It’s not a dream. It’s a reality. Want to start making a living on your own terms? Visit smartblogger.com/writingclass for my free class on how to get started in Content Marketing. Enjoying the podcast? Hit subscribe now to get updates. And don't forget to leave a review. Reviewers are the best!
December 6, 2019
You may have never heard of Rachel Miller, but in my opinion, she is the smartest facebook person in the world. She's used facebook to drive tens of millions of visitors to her pages for free. That's right. No ads. No payment for traffic. How does she do it? In my first guest interview, she's going to tell you how you can get started from scratch.  Don't forget to hit subscribe and leave me a review! Reviews are awesome.
November 27, 2019
Today's unique content is applicable whether you're a beginner or an advanced blogger. If I could go back to the beginning of my writing career to tell my younger self the three biggest things I would learn in 10 years of blogging, these are the lessons I would share to put myself on the right path. If you want to know how to make people care, how to model yourself after the masters, and how to stand out in the competitive world of writing, keep listening.
November 26, 2019
If you're a beginner and you don't have connections, you might feel like you can't compete. It's not a hopeless situation. In this episode, we're going to get really practical and dive into step-by-step tactics for beginning without a large platform.
November 22, 2019
Breaking through the noise is one of the most intimidating problems we run up against. A lot of beginners feel like they are too small to even compete. But here's the question: If you have a message to spread...are you going to let intimidation hold you back? Accomplishing incredible things is about unthinking, irrational defiance and flipping the bird to feelings of self-doubt.
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