Screw The Nine to Five

Who is responsible for your successes and failures? Although people usually tend to look around to find someone or something to blame when something doesn't work as expected, Jill and Josh provide a new perspective on who is actually responsible for all this.

Direct download: Dec_31_THIS_Is_The_Person_Responsible_For_Your_Success_v2.mp3
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It's normal to feel uncomfortable about being judged, but living with fear of judgement is a big obstacle when you are trying to grow as a person and as an entrepreneur. Listen to Josh and Jill's advice to overcome this fear.

Direct download: Dec27th_How_To_Finally_Overcome_Your_Fear_Of_Judgement_FULL.mp3
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In your entrepreneurial and personal life you need to surround yourself with people that help you grow; this mean can mean that you'll also have to get away from those people holding your back. In this episode, Josh and Jill show you how to manage those negative relationships and how to surround yourself with only the best peeps.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/stop-people-from-dragging-you-down

Direct download: Dec_25_3_Ways_To_Stop_People_From_Dragging_You_Down_FULL.mp3
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Will working longer hours will make you more productive? Surprisingly, the answer is no. Actually, having more time and space for yourself will be a more effective approach for increasing productivity. Jill and Josh will tell why this happens and how you can do it.

Direct download: Dec_20th_Prioritizing_Space_As_An_Entrepreneur.mp3
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The Power of Clarity. Perhaps the most important word in business and personal success is the word “clarity.” It happens you realize that what you have going on is not fulfilling you: it's not aligned with what you want to do and with your lifestyle. When that happens, it's challenging to take a step aside and start a new enterprise, but it can be done. Jadah Sellner shares her experience with "Simple Green Smoothies" in this week's podcast.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/how-to-exit-a-company

Direct download: Dec_18_Life_After_Simple_Green_Smoothies_with_Jadah_Sellner.mp3
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It's time for a quickie! Josh and Jill share their insights on the basics of a entrepreneur lifestyle: constant change and improvement.

Direct download: Dec_13_What_Got_You_Here_Wont_Get_You_There.mp3
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Making mistakes in business is inevitable... but they don't have to be such a bad thing! The key is to learn from them, and use that lesson to not only strengthen, but truly grow your business. In this episode, Josh and Jill jam on how they turned their 3 biggest mistakes into serious assets to make their online business work more effectively, and more lucratively. 

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/biggest-successes

Direct download: Dec_11th_Our_3_Biggest_Mistakes_that_Led_To_Our_3_Biggest_Successes.mp3
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It's time for a quickie! Jill and Josh talk about resilience, a key concept for building the future of your business.

Direct download: Dec_6th_What_do_you_have_to_lose_by_going_for_it.mp3
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As an entrepreneur sometimes you have to make some big and scary decisions to keep your biz and your life going, and we all know that's not easy. Sunny Lenarduzzi tells us about getting clarity for making the best decisions and delegating responsibilities to make your business run like clockwork.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/sunny-lenarduzzi


Oops, we did it again! In this episode we share the reasons why we are closing our Free Facebook group (again), the place where online entrepreneurs connect to share their knowledge and achieve their big financial goals! 

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/we-shut-down-our-fb-group

Direct download: Nov_27th_Why_We_Shut_Down_our_FB_Group..._AGAINv2.mp3
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If you own an online business, you know that content marketing is key to keeping you at the top of your game. But did you know that a huge piece in content marketing is Ultimate Guides. In this episode, Primoz Bozic - the Ultimate, Ultimate Guide creator - gives some serious insights about how to create the Ultimate Guide that could be a game changer for your biz.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/creating-an-ultimate-guide

Direct download: Nov_20th_The_Ultimate_Guide_to_Creating_an_Ultimate_Guide_v2.mp3
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Screwing the nine to five doesn't need to happen overnight. It is something you can start building right now even if you still have to work office hours. Listen to how you can start switching your habits and mindset to get the lifestyle you want.


As an entrepreneur, would you think it possible to go on vacation for four weeks without negatively impacting your business operations? Or even, would you ever consider going on vacation? Adrienne Dorison shows how you can achieve a level of Operational Efficiency called #OperationVacation in your biz that will keep it running like CLOCKWORK.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/adrienne-dorison


SEO is one of the most important aspects of online businesses and of businesses in general. It covers a whole range of elements: rankings, link building, keywords, organic traffic, etc. However, there is a very important piece in the SEO puzzle that is not frequently mentioned but that is essential to make SEO work for you. And that thing is... discussed in this very episode. Take a listen.

Direct download: The_ONE_Thing_You_Need_to_Make_SEO_Work_For_You_in_2019.mp3
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In this episode Jill talks to Pete Vargas from AdvanceYourReach.com, a business that helps entrepreneurs use public speaking to grow their businesses. Pete gives insights on how important it is for entrepreneurs to develop and use public speaking skills to establish communities offline for increasing connection and conversion rates.


Reaching your first 100K might seem like a HUGE goal to hit in your business. Getting to that point means adjusting your mindset and beliefs, along with a ton of consistency for faster and steady growth.

Direct download: 5_Beliefs_You_Need_to_Adopt_in_Order_to_Hit_your_First_100_K.mp3
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After years of running our online businesses, I’m clear on one thing: Struggling entrepreneurs are struggling BECAUSE they don’t have a friggin’ clue how to actually run a business! In this episode with our good friend and mentor James Wedmore, we're breaking down how to finally design and grow a business that YOU RUN instead of feeling like it's RUNNING YOU!

Direct download: Does_Your_Business_Feel_Like_A_Job__Do_This.mp3
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In this episode, Josh and Jill share the reasons why they are closing Screw U (JoinScrewU.com), their membership site that had been running for three and a half years. Screw U provided courses, coaching and a community for entrepreneurs; however, in spite of the great experiences and people that had gathered around the site, there were a series of reasons that led Jill and Josh to make the big decision to close it. Take a listen to the whole episode to know the details.

Direct download: Why_We_Closed_Our_Membership_Site__Whats_Next_for_The_Screw_v2.mp3
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Direct download: Rapid-Fire_Strategies_For_Growth_With_James_Wedmore.mp3
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Direct download: 3_Bad_Content_Marketing_Habits_That_Drive_Your_Audience_Crazy.mp3
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Direct download: How_To_Use_Urgency_in_Your_Promotions_To_Close_More_Sales.mp3
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Direct download: 3_Ways_To_Make_An_Extra_1000_A_Month_in_Passive_Income.mp3
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Direct download: How_To_Turn_Your_Hobby_into_a_Business.mp3
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Know the feeling that comes when you hit a plateau in your business?

It's actually the WORST feeling and so in this episode you'll learn 3 strategies we have used to overcome plateaus in our business.

SHOW NOTES: www.screwtheninetofive.com/plateau

Direct download: Hitting_a_Plateau_and_How_To_Get_Over_It.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Struggling to ask the right interview questions on your podcast. Do your episodes lack the "flow" necessary to keep your audience engaged. Or are your guests taking over your show for their own benefit instead of providing value to your audience.


Direct download: Our_Very_Scary_Yet_Totally_Real_Money_Story_2.mp3
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It’s now been 5 months since Josh and I became parents.

And ever since we started this journey, learning how to stay present with Kai (and not zone out into our business all hours of the day) has been a big priority for us.

I mean, let’s keep it real…

We entrepreneurs tend to have moments where we become fully consumed by the goings on of our businesses and if we’re not careful it can create a less-than-stellar environment for kids.

Which is why we wanted to bring our friends Colin and Sarah Boyd (speakers and entrepreneurs for 10+ years) onto the podcast this week to talk about raising kids in an entrepreneurial household.

Direct download: 3_Things_Your_Children_Must_Have_In_An_Entrepreneurial_Household.mp3
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Be honest with me for a sec…

Have you ever had one of those moments where you're in “the zone” and  working away when all of a sudden you look at the clock and it's 3pm and you realize you haven't eaten any food yet?

Yeah? Us too.

And let's not even talk about the painstaking process it can be to shower on a consistent basis.

(Please gawd tell me we're not alone on that one!)

And while Josh and I have tried (and tried AND TRIED) to stay consistent in our health and wellness journey, there have been times where we've let it slip.

Like that time we ate chips for dinner.

Or that time where we thought it would be fun to do a liquid cleanse.

Or that time where Josh moonlighted as a vegan for, like, 2 minutes.

Or that time where we hopped on the Keto train.

(Oh, wait. That's our current health obsession.)

The point is, if you've ever struggled to keep your diet and overall health in check while also building and running a business, we want you to know you're not alone!

Direct download: The_Reality_of_Staying_Healthy_While_Running_an_Online_Business.mp3
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Personal brands.

You see 'em everywhere online and we've all got a few favourites that we follow religiously.

(Come on, admit it!)

But have you ever asked yourself what it takes to build a really successful personal brand?

You know, the kinda personal brand that truly stands out amongst all the noise online AND isn't a flash in the pan success?

Well, that's exactly what Chris Ducker is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs to build and today he's on the show breaking down the four things every online personal brand needs to focus on!

Wanna know what they are?

Scroll onnnn up and give ‘er a listen!

Direct download: Every_Personal_Brand_Should_Focus_On_These_4_Things.mp3
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There's a certain kinda freedom that comes when you're business works FOR YOU, instead of the other way around.

I mean, imagine not having to worry about when the next sale is coming in!

Imaging not having to stress if you'll be able to pay your expenses AND YOURSELF this month!

And imagine having an automated system in place that allows you to put your list building on auto-pilot and wow your audience (with training so good they will think they paid for it) while you travel the world.

This isn't a pipe dream.

This is Elise Darma's (one of our beloved Screw U members) life.

And today she's on the podcast to share her best secrets for creating an automated webinar that converts so well it's completely changed her business and life!

Think automated webinars are dead?

Think again.

Direct download: How_To_Do_Automated_Webinars_the_Right_Way_with_Elise_Darma.mp3
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Eeeeek! I'm not gonna lie, Scroupies…

I've been a tad nervous for this episode to air.

Why?

Because this week Josh and I are baring it all and talking about 3 things we got really wrong in our business.

And by 3, I mean 4 because I added in another one as we were shooting. *wince*

It's not always easy admitting this kinda stuff, but we're big believers in keeping it transparent and sharing what REALLY goes on behind the scenes.

Even if it makes me want to pour a tall glass of gin.

Instead of doing that though, I'll just zip it and let you dive in.

Ready to do this thing?

Direct download: 3_Things_We_Got_REALLY_Wrong_in_Our_Business.mp3
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Hands up if you want to make more (hell, ANY) passive income in your business!

I mean, who doesn’t!

After all, “passive income” is the thing online business dreams are made of!

And yet, there are so many entrepreneurs who just aren’t taking advantage of the plethora (yes, PLETHORA) of opportunities they have to generate that sweet, sweet passive income without always having to sell, sell, sell…and then sell some more.

If that’s you I think you’re gonna dig this episode!

Why?

Because this week Josh and I are jamming on 3 easy-to-implement passive income strategies really successful online businesses use and how you can get started with them.

Ready to ramp up that revenue?

You know what to do.

 

Direct download: 3_Passive_Income_Techniques_Really_Successful_Online_Businesses_Use.mp3
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Ahhhh "having it all". 

It’s the dream, isn’t it?

To have everything you’ve ever wanted and have it all feel balanced and in the flow.

*happy sigh*

For so long I wondered if this was actually possible.

I mean, I had friends who had it all, but when it came to ME having it all I would always think to myself “nah, maybe one day”.

Such destructive thinking.

Fast-forward to today and I truly feel like I finally “have it all”.

What’s more is I didn’t make any monumental changes in my life.

We didn’t all of a sudden come into a huge windfall of cash.

We just made one simple change.

Wanna know what it was? 

Hit play. 


I'm just gonna come out and say it, Scroupies…

You're probably losing money in your business right now and you don't even know it!

*insert stunned emoji*

And while that is legit one of the last things we entrepreneurs want to hear, it's important to examine the revenue generating opportunities we may be missing out on.

After all, we all work so hard for the revenue we do make that when you realize you’re actually losing cash (or missing out on having more of it) it kinda stings, am I right? 

Well, allow us to help you fix that!

How?

By breaking down where you might be losing money AND how to fix it so you can stop losing cash and start making more of it.

Need that in your life?

Scroll up and that play button!

Direct download: 3_Ways_Entrepreneurs_Lose_Money_in_Their_Business.mp3
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I'm not gonna lie, I'm excited for today's episode!

*confetti toss*

Why?

Because today we are chatting with one of our fellow Screw U members, Michael Kelly about what it really takes to build a successful SAAS (a.k.a. software as a service) business in under 2 years.

What's more is Michael is sharing how he's done it alongside his wife, Erin (without wanting to kill each other), their toddler and while travelling across the country in an RV.

Yeah, seriously.

If you've ever considered branching out of the online courses, membership sites and coaching world and doing something different, I think you're gonna want to scroll on up the page and give this bad boy a listen!


Obvious statement alert: It is noisy AF in the online business world.

From marketers dominating your newsfeed with big, bold promises to your inbox overflowing with the latest launch of the month, it can feel daunting (and let's be real, a tad overwhelming) trying to figure out how you and your business can stand out and make a splash.

That is, unless you have someone like Bushra Azhar in your corner.

Why?

Because this woman is a motha effin' genius when it comes to positioning your offers in a way that makes people trip over themselves running to get their credit cards to buy your stuff.

Seriously.

And in this episode Bushra is breaking down how to create “raging UTI” worthy offers people can't stop thinking about.

If you just had an “ummmm WTF are you talking about?” moment then I want you to stop what you're doing, scroll up this page and hit that play button.

Because this episode is too good to miss!

Direct download: 3_Unusual_Ways_To_Persuade_People_To_Buy_Your_Stuff_with_Bushra_Azhar.mp3
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I know. We’ve been talking aaaaaa LOT about Facebook Groups.

But we have a good reason!

You see, when it comes to building a rabid audience of believers, we truly believe (based on our experience over the last 3 years) there is no better way to do that than with a FB Group.

And yet, when it comes to running a group (and marketing inside it), there are some pretty common mistakes we see group owners making.

So we wanted to use this episode to call out these common mistakes and give you some strategies to fix ‘em so you can amp up your group game.

Ready to dive in?

Hit play!

Direct download: Are_You_Making_These_4_Facebook_Group_Mistakes_.mp3
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When it comes to building an audience of believers and marketing your business online, there is one strategy we are die-hard believers in.

What is it?

Facebook Groups.

And while, yes, we know FB Groups aren't for everyone, they can be absolutely monumental to the growth of your business.

Which is why we wanted to use this episode to jam on why we believe starting a free Facebook Group for your brand should be one of your biggest priorities in your business if you want to build a loyal audience of lifers.

Craving that kind of connection with your audience and a dedicated marketing channel for your business, that doesn't feel like a "marketing channel"?

Scroll on up, hit play and let's dive in!

Direct download: 3_Reasons_Why_Starting_A_Facebook_Group_Should_Be_Your_1_Focus.mp3
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I'm not gonna lie, if there is one thing I love it's shining a spotlight on tenacious (and creative) entrepreneurs who never give up no matter how hard the journey may get.

I mean, let's keep it real: This world of entrepreneurship can be challenging (to say the least) and I always find it encouraging and inspiring to hear how other entrepreneurs have persevered through the ups and downs.

And today is no exception.

Because in this episode we're bringing our homie (and fellow Screw U member), Michael Kilpatrick onto the show to talk about how he transitioned his sustainable farming business into a lucrative online brand.

Wanna know what his journey has looked like and what he's learned along the way?

Scroll on up and hit play!


Pop quiz time: What do you think is the ONE thing every single online entrepreneur needs to grow and scale their business?

Go ahead and guess. I'll wait.

*taps foot and waits*

Spoiler alert: It's traffic.

And not just "fork over the cash for FB ads" kinda traffic.

This kind of traffic is free and sustainable.

Best of all, we're giving you 3 easy-to-execute strategies you can implement into your business...like, yesterday!

Need that?

Scroll up, pop in some earphones and hit play!

Direct download: 3_Quick__Easy_Free_Traffic_Tricks_Youve_Gotta_Try.mp3
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Okay, I’mma just come out and say it: I was a tiiiinnny bit unsure of what to expect when going to record this episode.

After all, Derek Halpern is known as one hell of an outspoken entrepreneur who ain’t afraid to say how he really feels.

And yet, he’s a wildly-successful and whip-smart entrepreneur full of stories and insights that will keep you entertained for hours!

What’s more is he’s joining me on the podcast this week and sharing 5 of his biggest life lessons for success.

I’m not gonna lie, this is easily one of my favourite conversations I’ve had in a while as it’s packed with valuable takeaways, entertaining stories and of course, some signature Halpern sassiness.

Curious to know what those 5 life lessons are?

Click play!

Direct download: 5_Life_Lessons_That_Will_Make_You_Successful_with_Derek_Halpern.mp3
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Well, it happened, Scroupies...

Our little guy, Kai officially made his debut 6-ish weeks ago and we’ve been soaking up all the baby sounds, snuggles and sweet, sweet sleep we possibly can!

I’m not gonna lie, this guy has flipped our lives upside down in the best possible way!

What’s more is he’s inspired some pretty big shifts in our business in such a short amount of time.

Shifts that were kinda unexpected, and yet at the same time, oh-so-welcomed.

So we thought we would pull back the curtain and share ‘em with you guys to see if you can relate to any of them.

Ready to dive in?

Hit play!


Imagine this: You have a passion for creating healthy food and products for your friends, family and loved ones…and when they try it, they actually like it!

So much so, you decide to see if others feel the same and you start hitting local markets…

And much to your surprise a company like WHOLE FOODS starts to notice what you've created.

I mean, it sounds like every creative's, baker's and maker's dream, doesn't it?

Until the sexy Whole Foods deal doesn't really turn out to be what you expected and you're sitting there scratching your head, wondering what is next.

Do you make something new?

Do you power through and chalk it all up to the entrepreneurial journey?

Do you *gasp* go back to a J.O.B?

That's exactly the situation Kirsty found herself in a few years back.

So, what does her business and life look like now…even without the Whole Foods deal?

Dive into this episode and see if you can relate to what Kirsty went through!


So by now you've likely heard us rave and rave (and rave!) about the power of Facebook Groups for your business and how to use them strategically to propel yours forward.

I mean, we've talked about it hereherehereherehere annnnnnnnd here!

So yeah, we're kinda big believers in the power of free communities and what it can do for a brand.

(In case you couldn't tell. *wink*)

But, what if you're the kinda Scroupie who doesn't want to run your own group…but still want to use them to grow your business?

If that sounds more like your entrepreneurial jam then I think you're gonna dig this episode.

Why?

Direct download: Facebook_Groups__How_To_Use_Other_Peoples_Groups_to_Grow_Your_Business.mp3
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There comes a time in your business (probably sooner than later) where you're going to realize that you can't do it all by yourself.

I mean, let's keep it real: As your business starts to grow, there is going to be a bigger demand on your time.

And, well, it's damn near impossible to do it all on your own.

Hell, you shouldn't even think of doing it all on your own.

But when should you really start building a team, what roles should you be hiring for and how do you go about finding the right people?

In today's episode we're dishing on our experience building a team (which btw has been the most challenging thing we've ever done in our business) and making recommendations on who to hire for your team and WHEN to hire them.

From under $100k to over $500k we're covering the key positions we believe are necessary for most personality driven businesses.

Wanna know what that looks like?

 

Direct download: Building_a_Team__Who_You_Need_on_Your_Team_and_How_To_Find_Them.mp3
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You've done it.

You've decided to go all in and make the transition from reluctant 9-to-5'er to an ambitious entrepreneur ready to take on the world and make your dreams a reality.

*high five*

Have you stopped to think about what that transition will look like though?

What I mean is, now that you've made the decision to go all in, what does your daily routine look like?

What measures should you put in place to ensure things don't go down hill?

How can you start bringing in some cash asap?

And who do you need to BE in order to build a sustainable business online?

That's exactly what we're jamming on in today's episode.

Itching to make the leap into full-time entrepreneurship?

You know what to do.


Imagine this, Scroupies...

You've been grinding it out in your business for what feels like eons, but you're not really getting anywhere.

There's barely any traffic coming in...

Your list isn't growing...

And worst of all, that bank balance of yours feels like it's dwindling.

Hello, stressful!

And so you make the tough call so many of us dread making: You decide you need to go back to the 9-to-5 to make ends meet.

Cue the feelings of defeat.

The thoughts of "who did I think I was anyways?".


This is it, Scroupies!

The third and final part to our organic visibility episode series...and we're rounding it out with the uber sexy topic of SEO.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/seo/

Ohhh ahhhh!

I know. It may not sound like the sexiest of topics, but you know what it is?

Powerful AF.

Why?

Because people. search. Google. A lot.

And if you know how to show up on Page 1, you can claim a huge chunk of free search traffic that is targeted and use it to fuel your business.

But how the eff do you do that and is SEO really "dying" like some people claim?

 

Direct download: How_To_Make_SEO_Work_for_You_in_2018.mp3
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So, remember how last week we talked about all things visibility?

And we started sharing our process for finding, pitching and landing guest posts to boost the exposure for your business?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/interviews/

Well, this week we're going to build upon that bad boy and dive into one of our favourite visibility strategies...

Podcast interviews!

Because while guest posts are awe.some. for building attention, your list and links to your site that can feel a tad tedious.

Podcast interviews however are more time-friendly AND they allow new audiences to feel like they are getting to "know" you faster.

How do you find the right shows to pitch and how can you avoid the dreaded pitch slap?

Direct download: Podcast_Interviews__How_To_Land__Em_and_How_To_Take_Advantage_of__Em.mp3
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Visibility and attention.

Do you get enough of it for your business?

If you're listening to this episode, I'm guessing not.

Which is totally normal, btw!

In fact, we recently polled our free FB group and found out that nearly 70% of the people who participated in that poll were struggling to get the kind of traffic, visibility and attention they wanted to their site.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/guestblog/

And we get it.

I mean, damn, it's noisy online these days.

What's more is if you don't know how to land features, guest posts and interviews (and make the most of them for your business) it can be hard to stand out online and get the word out there on you and your business.

Which is exactly why we wanted to devote a series of episodes to all things visibility and attention.

Because let's face it: Attention is THE currency online, and if you don't know how to get it you may be left in the dust.

And we don't want that.

So in this episode we're kicking off the series with a strategy we used to not only get the word out there on the Screw in the early days, but it's how we built our first business as well!

What is it?

Guest posting. And more specifically, how to go about guest posting strategically.

Want some of that in your business?

Direct download: Guest_Blogging__How_To_Land_Features_on_Damn_Near_Any_Site_You_Want.mp3
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Confession: We have an inappropriate amount of love for the Scroupies (in case you couldn't tell) and absolutely l.o.v.e shining a spotlight on them and all the cool things they're making happen in their business.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/parker/

Which is why we're kicking off a monthly Scroupie Spotlight on the podcast featuring some seriously rad entrepreneurs from inside Screw U!

Because straight up? We have some smart AF members and it's about time you got to know (and learn from) 'em.

And we're gonna kick it all of with Kaylyn Parker!

She screwed her 9-to-5 in mortgage sales last year after going all-in on her social media management business and in this episode she's sharing how she did it.


Be honest with me for a sec: Do you have a crystal-clear vision for your business?

Do you know how you want to grow it?

What your business looks like in 1 year, 3 years, hell, 5 years from now?

Do you know where you want to take it?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/vision/

If I'm being completely candid, this is something Josh and I ignored for soooo-ooohhhh many years with the Screw.

And I'm betting it hurt our growth without us even realizing it.

That is until now.

Because now? Now we have a vision for the Screw that spans the next 3 years and serves as our guiding light for the direction of our company.

So how did we create this vision and how can YOU create one for your business?

Direct download: Business_Plan__How_To_Create_a_Vision_for_Your_Business.mp3
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It's what we all want, isn't it?

To work less in our business, yet make more than we ever have?

I mean, that pretty much sounds like "the dream", doesn't it?

But how do you actually do it?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/dave/

Like, how can you go from over-worked in the trenches to a leader who has more time, mental whitespace and money in their business...without losing your mind in the process?

That's exactly what our buddy Dave Ruel is jamming on with Josh in today's episode.

Because it IS possible and in this episode we're going to be diving deep into the principles of efficiency and creating more space so you can breathe easier and actually enjoy this business you've built. *happy sigh*

Wanna know how the eff to do that?

 


Well, things are gettin' really real over here at Screw HQ and we're in countdown mode until our little baby boy arrives in t-minus 4 weeks! *pops champagne bottles* <-- JK I'm still pregnant

And since we are first time parents (and really aren't sure what kind of chaos to expect), we've been prepping our business behind the scenes for his arrival for nearly 2 months straight now!

So what measures have we put in place to ensure our business runs as smooth as possible AND we have the time to take a step back and enjoy some blissful baby time?

We're breaking it all down in this episode and calling in some reinforcements.

 

Direct download: Work_and_Life_Balance__How_We_re_Prepping_Our_Business_for_a_New_Baby.mp3
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Real talk: Have you ever struggled to attract success into your life?

What I mean is, if you look at your life as it is today, would you consider yourself "successful"?

If you're thinking "mmmm not exactly" then today's episode is a must-listen if you want to change the story for 2018.

Why?

Because in today's episode Josh is sitting down with Jim Fortin for one of the best conversations around changing your ingrained (and let's keep it real: slightly self-sabotaging) beliefs so you can create a life you feel excited to wake up to.

Best of all, this change can start to happen today.

First though, you gotta listen to the episode. *wink*

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/jim/


Confession: I used to seriously struggle with creating consistent content for social media.

I mean, there's just so much to do and so many platforms you "should" be on that it used to overwhelm the hell out of me.

And then I met Jasmine Star.

Have you met this chick yet?

She is one of the best social media content creators I've seen in a while and her batching game is on. freakin'. point.

So when I heard her talk about her process for creating a MONTH'S worth of social media content in a day, I knew I had to bring her on the show.

Because let's keep it real: Sometimes social media content creation can feel like a chore!

And it's about time we all got a system in place that allowed us to show up and shine on social without having to rack our brains for witty things to say.

Itching to get your hands on a simple process that allows you to create more in less time?

Click. Dat. Play button, baby!

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/create-month-social-media-content-one-day-jasmine-star/


Facebook Live. Instagram Live. YouTube Live. Periscope. <-- is that even still a thing?

Whichever platform you use, there is one thing that is abundantly clear: Livestreaming is here, and it ain't goin' anywhere anytime soon.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/how-to-use-livestreaming/

And while the idea of broadcasting live on the internet can make some webpreneurs break out in a cold sweat, it is quickly becoming one of the best and most direct ways to talk TO (not AT) your audience in real-time.

If you believe in building connection with your brand (this is totally our jam, btw) and you want to learn how to do this effectively with livestreaming AND use your broadcasts to convert viewers into customers, you're gonna want to stop what you're doing and give this bad boy a listen.

Because in this episode we are bringing Luria Petrucci onto the show and talking about how to use livestreaming strategically so that every broadcast you do is purposeful, engaging and benefits your business.

Sound like your jam?

You know what to do.


A little 2 years ago I made a big, bold claim that Facebook pages were dead to me and I was going all in on Facebook groups.

And man, did I go all in.

From creating my group from the ground up and growing it to over 44,000 entrepreneurs in less than 2 years, I was all. about. groups.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/how-to-use-facebook-groups-to-grow-your-business/ 

Your Next Steps:

FREE HOOKUP: Grab your 7 Conversation Sparkers to Engage Your Group Members

Get your FREE copy of 16 Ways to Screw Your 9-to-5!

Take a spin through The Escape Plan!

Come join our Free FB Group

Subscribe to the show and get notified via FB message when a new episode goes live!

Direct download: _EP_10_How_To_Maximize_FB_Groups_to_Grow_Your_Business_in_2018.mp3
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Facebook.

Ohhhhh man it can be a source of frustration, can’t it?

I mean, reach is down.

It’s noisy in the newsfeed.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/use-facebook-to-grow-your-business/ 

And there is a hardcore belief that you have to “pay to play” just to make Facebook work for you and your business.

But is that really the case?

In this episode, we’re diving into the Facebook Trifecta and how to play Facebook’s game so that you not only get rewarded with reach, but your message gets in front of the people who need it and you build an organic audience of believers.

So what the eff is the Trifecta and how can you use it in your business?

Click play, homie!

Your Next Steps:


So you know how last week we talked about building your website traffic with 3 really simple strategies?

Well, what happens if you don’t actually know where your audience is hanging out online?

What I mean is…

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/find-your-audience-online/

How are you going to build traffic and get in front of them if you’re unsure of what platforms they use, what sites they visit and what words they are searching on Goggle to find your competitors?

If you’ve ever struggled to figure this out and are “winging it” and hoping for the best, this episode is for you.

Why?

Because we’re giving you a straightforward system you can put into play today to find where your dream customers are hanging out so you can stop wasting time and get in front of them asap.

No headaches. No complicated procedures.

Just pure market research.

Sounds sexy, doesn’t it?

 

Your Next Steps:

Direct download: _EP_8_How_To_Figure_Out_Where_Your_Audience_is_Hanging_Out_Online.mp3
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So there you are with a wicked idea you know is going to straight up kill it online, but no matter what you do your website traffic just isn’t budging.

Which is frustrating AF, am I right?

So what’s a Scroupie to do if you know you need to get your message out there and in front of the people who are perfectly aligned with what you have to say and sell?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/get-first-1000-website-visitors/

Simple.

You give this episode a listen because in this bad boy we’ve got 3 seriously rad and easy-to-implement website traffic strategies that will help you get more visits to your site, without you having to pay for ads, sponsorship or any other ridiculously high-priced “shortcuts”.

Best of all, anyone can make these work with just a few hours a week!

So let’s cut the chit chat and talk traffic, shall we?

Your Next Steps:

Direct download: _EP_7_How_To_Get_Your_First_1_000_Website_Visitors.mp3
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Have you ever been told that you need to hire a coach in order to start a business online?

Or that you should hire an expensive designer just to help you launch a website?

Or that you should run FB ads because it’s such an “easy” way to grow your business?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/online-business-tools/ 

I’m going to go ahead and assume that at least a few of you have.

And honestly? It drives Josh and I craaaaazzzzyyyy!

Why?

Because straight up? Starting your business online does NOT have to be expensive or hard or frustrating or put you into debt.

In fact, you can get started building your business TODAY with just 3 tools that will cost you less than $100.

For real.

Wanna know what they are?

Hit that play button, homie! 

Your Next Steps:

Direct download: _EP_6_The_3_Must_Have_Tools_You_Need_To_Screw_Your_9-to-5.mp3
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Be honest with me for a sec, Scroupies!

Have you ever looked up after months and months of working on your business and wonder why it’s not working yet?

Why you’re not really building traffic?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/idea-validation/ 

Why your email list isn’t really growing?

And why the actual f*ck you’re not making money yet when everyone told you it was supposed to be “easy”?

Dude. We get it.

We’ve been there.

And we’ve struggled to build momentum and get results in our businesses.

Which is why we know how freakin’ crucial this episode is to dive into.

Why?

Because in this episode we’re talking about how to validate your business idea (whether you’ve started or not) so you know if it can actually make bank online or if you should cut your losses and find a new idea.

Need a little idea inspiration (and validation) in your life so you know whether or not to keep going?

Hit that play button below or take a little scroll up and pop the audio-only podcast into your eardrums.

Because it’s time to stop winging it.

 

Your Next Steps:

Direct download: _EP_5_How_To_Find_and_Validate_an_Idea_for_Your_Online_Business.mp3
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Let’s talk about inner critics, shall we, Scroupies?

I mean, if we’re keeping it real, we all have one.

And sometimes it can feel deafeningly loud.

From wondering whether you’ll really be able to do this whole online business thing…

To stressing over putting yourself out there into the cyber-world…

To wondering what your friends and family, hell, the entire internet (!) will think if it doesn’t work out…

Inner critics can be a real beyatch.

Which is why I wanted to shake things up today and call in some mindset reinforcements.

What am I talking about?

The Screw Shrink (Heather Gray), of course!

And if you’re thinking “what the eff is a Screw Shrink?”, don’t sweat. We break it down in this episode AND Heather and I deep-dive into some of the most common fears a lot of us entrepreneurs (and wantrepreneurs) have when deciding to put themselves out there and really go for their dreams.

If you’ve ever felt alone in this journey and wondering if anyone else has ever struggled with the sometimes paralyzing fears and anxieties, give that play button a click.

Because this episode? Is a must-listen. 

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/imposter-syndrome/ 

Your Next Steps:


This one goes out to you, Scroupies if you’re feeling crunched for time to work on your business.

I mean, let’s keep it real…

When you’re still balancing a 9-to-5 job AND trying to build and grow your business, it can feel downright exhausting trying to find the time to manage it all, am I right?

Oh, and we haven’t even talked about making time for family, friends and this little thing we call LIFE.

Yeah, that.

So how can you carve out some time to build your business, without feeling like you have to sacrifice what matters most to you?

Give this episode a listen (or watch)!

Because in this week’s episode we’re dishing 3 stupid-simple time saving hacks you can use to find 10 hours a week to work in your business.

Sound like something you need to hear?

Scroll on up to the top of the page and give 'er a listen OR hit the play button on that video below and let’s get some time management hacks up in this piece!

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/time-saving-tips/

Your Next Steps:

FREE HOOKUP: Download your 168 hour calendar!

Get your FREE copy of 16 Ways to Screw Your 9-to-5!

Take a spin through The Escape Plan!

Subscribe to the show and get notified via FB message when a new episode goes live!

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Yuck! Feeling strapped for cash is probably one of the most stressful feelings, isn’t it Scroupies?

I mean, when you feel tight financially it’s damn near impossible to NOT think of it.

I remember back in early 2015 things felt suuuuper uncertain financially for Josh and I and I legit could not stop obsessing over it.

From wondering how we’d pay rent to wondering what it meant for the future our business, I stressed (and ugly-cried) a lot that month.

And honestly, I don’t want you to feel that way.

Because it’s the worst.

After all, when you’re first starting your business (and the money isn’t really rollin’ yet), it can be challenging to find the cash to continue to invest in your business.

Which is why we shot this episode.

What is it?

A sweet little money-savin’ hack Josh created that will help you save $100 which you can use to start and grow your business!

*fist pump*

Wanna know what it is?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/3-simple-ways-to-save-money/

FREE HOOKUP: Get your copy of 16 Ways to Screw Your 9-to-5!

Take a spin through The Escape Plan!

Subscribe to the show and get notified via FB message when a new episode goes live!

Come join our Free FB Group

Other Resources Mentioned on the Show: 

Check out Mint.com if you're in the US or Canada

Here are 11 UK alternatives to Mint.com

Check out Pocketbook if you're in Australia and want an alternative to Mint.com

Check out NerdWallet.com and AllConnect.com if you're in the US or Canada

Take a spin through this UK alternative to NerdWallet and AllConnect

Are you Australian? Hit up CompareTheMarket.com.au as an alternative to NerdWallet

Direct download: _EP_2_3_Simple_Ways_to_Save_200_a_Month_to_Invest_In_Your_Business.mp3
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It’s officially here!! Our hawt new Screw the Nine to Five Show is live and ready for your listening (or viewing) pleasure! *pops bottles*

I’m not gonna lie, we’re pretty freakin’ stoked to be back into the world of podcasting and are itching to hear what you think!

In this episode, we took this ish back to basics and revealed a sweet 9-to-5 screwin’ roadmap we’ve been working on called the SCREW System!

It’s designed to not only help you get started, but propel you and your business forward without all the confusion, frustration and feelings of “what the eff do I do now?”.

Wanna give it a listen?

Your Next Steps:

FREE HOOKUP: Get your copy of  16 Ways to Screw Your 9-to-5!

Take a spin through The Escape Plan!

Subscribe to the show and get notified via FB message when a new episode goes live!

Come join our Free FB Group

Direct download: _EP_1_A_5-Part_Process_to_Screwing_Your_9-to-5.mp3
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