#20: Amazon Self-Publishing, with Andy Traub

On today's session of the Cubicle Renegade podcast I'm joined by Andy Traub, the host of the Unofficial Linchpin Podcast and author of The Early To Rise Experience: Learn to Rise Early in 30 Days. We talk self-publishing, why you should give away your book for free to anyone that wants it before you launch, how to get a bunch of reviews on Amazon, and why waking up early can make a huge difference.

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#19: Side Hustle, with Alan Perlman

In today's session of the Cubicle Renegade podcast I chat with Alan Perlman, a former cost-of-living analyst in over 60+ countries, who now works at Hubspot as a certification program manager and runs Nerve Rush. We chat about everything from what content marketing really comes down to, what his favorite business books are, and what it takes to really work done on your personal projects when you have a full-time gig.

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#18: Six Figure eBooks, with Nathan Barry

Last July at the World Domination Summit conference in Portland I met Nathan Barry, who at the time was an iOS app developer. Little did I know that over the next 9 months he would go on to release three books and a web app that would earn him over $150,000.

In this session I chat with Nathan about how he was successful at building an audience from scratch, landed high-level guest posts on launch day, how pricing his book into multiple packages earned him $50,000 more, and why he has no interest in working with a traditional publisher any time soon (and neither should you).

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#17: Graduate Debt Free, with Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank is the founder of CollegeInfoGeek.com, a recent graduate from Iowa State University, and paid off over $15,000 of student loans before he graduated through earning money on his blog.

In this session we talk about how he built a presence online while still in college, how he landed an internship through Twitter, tips and tricks for how to "do college right", and how a single page on his website helped him graduate debt-free.

(Note: Thomas also had me on his podcast today as well. You can check it out here.)

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#16: Staying Fit, with Steve Kamb

Steve Kamb is the founder of Nerd Fitness, a website and community that helps people "level up" their lives through fitness, health, diet, and endless geeky references. Steve creates some of the most epic content on the web, not just in his niche. He has self-published fitness, strength, and running guides, has a highly successful iPhone and Android app that helps people eat Paleo, and has travel hacked his way all over the world.

He also has a great story for why and how he started Nerd Fitness, left a job he straight up loved to dedicate himself to it full-time when he wasn't earning any income from it, and how he has built it into a thriving community of over 55,000 nerds (including me).

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#14: Passion & Work, with Jacob Sokol

Jacob Sokol is the founder of Sensophy.com.

In this session we chat about how Jacob went from graffiti being his sole focus for a decade to coaching people on following their passion and earning a living off it.

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#13: Fears & Peers, with Therese Schwenkler

Therese Schwenkler is the founder of TheUnlost.com and in this session of the Cubicle Renegade podcast I chat with her about the kinds of fears you have to deal with as an entrepreneur, what it really means to be "passionate" about your work, and how to deal with what other people think of you as an entrepreneur.

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#12: Own Your Title, with Richard Boehmcke

Richard Boehmcke is a writer, independent film maker in New York City, and recent winner of the mentorship contest over at Think Traffic.

In this episode of the Cubicle Renegade podcast we talk about what it was like for him quit his comfy career to be self-employed, why he originally struggled with calling himself an entrepreneur, and what forms of content are best for different mediums (written, audio, video).

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#11: Dominating YouTube, with Antonio Centeno

Antonio Centeno is the founder of the website Real Men Real Style and the men's clothing company A Tailored Suit.In this episode of the Cubicle Renegade podcast I chat with Antonio about his journey from being in the marines to becoming a fashion entrepreneur.

We also discuss the importance of dressing well as an entrepreneur and the specific strategies he has used on YouTube to grow his presence online (with nearly 50,000 subscribers and almost 4 million views).

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#10: Habit Creation, with James Clear

In this episode of the Cubicle Renegade podcast I chat with James Clear about his journey transitioning from collegiate athlete to entrepreneur, the power of habits, how to form great ones or break bad ones, and how important nutrition and exercise are to entrepreneurs.

This is probably my favorite episode of the podcast so far, so you definitely don't want to skip this one.

Things we talk about in this episode:

  • Why he immediately got his MBA after undergrad and what that was like.
  • Why he decided to start Passive Panda and grow his presence on online.
  • How he has gotten featured in US News and World Report and Yahoo Finance.
  • Why habits are so important.
  • Why you should focus on lifestyle, not life-changing habits.
  • The "Reminder, Routine, Reward" cycle of habits.
  • The Visibility Method.
  • Why getting started is the most important step.
  • The difference between identity-based habits and performance/appearance based goals.
  • How James "hacks" his food through fasting and eating patterns.
  • As an entrepreneur, what the most important habits you can form are.

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#9: Get More Clients, with Brittney Castro

In this episode of the Cubicle Renegade Podcast I sit down with Brittney Castro, founder of Financially Wise Women and recently ranked one of the top 5 Certified Financial Planners in Los Angeles.

We discuss her journey from working at a big financial firm to breaking off on her own and how she has used her blog to build up her client base over the past two years.

Things we talk about in this episode:

  • Why she took a job after college that was basically straight commissions.
  • How she always knew she wanted to be a "business owner".
  • How 50% of her clients come from her blog.
  • What she did to get featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
  • How she has been able to work with her clients virtually in the same way as in person.
  • Why the more information you give away for free the more likely you are to get paying customers and clients.
  • How to get comfortable being on video and what your videos should be about.
  • How to make the leap financially from employee to entrepreneur.

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#6: Who is Caleb Wojcik?

In the sixth session of the Cubicle Renegade Podcast I give the proper introduction of who I am. (Something that I failed to do when I kicked off the podcast!) 

I realized that I never really introduced myself, talked about my background, or how I came to be an entrepreneur (even though I was dead set against it my whole life).

In this episode I'll discuss my small town upbringing, four years of building the perfect resumé in college, why I stayed in my cubicle for nearly four years, what I do now for a living, and what 2013 has in store for this podcast. 

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Things I talk about in this episode:

  • (0:30) - Why there has been a gap in podcast episodes
  • (2:02) - Where I grew up and what I did as a kid for work
  • (3:06) - Why college was all about the perfect resumé for me
  • (4:32) - My first "real job" after college and how I avoided lay-offs
  • (8:17) - My failed attempts at being an entrepreneur 
  • (9:11) - Why I started blogging
  • (10:07) - What I do for a living now
  • (12:30) - What's next for the podcast

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#5: Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn

In the fifth session of the Cubicle Renegade Podcast I chat with Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income

I met Pat in person last year at the Financial Bloggers Conference, but I had been listening to his podcast and reading his blog since before I started Pocket Changed in 2010. While Pat gets labeled into the "make money online" niche, his transparency and willingness to help people with learning to do things online should be a model for anyone building a personal brand.

In this episode we discuss Pat's less known failures online, how to "be everywhere", what to do when you feel stuck, and how to persevere in the face of failure. 

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Things we talk about in this episode:

  • (1:57) - How Pat got started online before SPI
  • (9:12) - The importance of authenticity online
  • (15:24) - How to "be everywhere" online
  • (20:00) - Personal or non-personal brand?
  • (24:55) - Niche sites, affiliate marketing, and authority sites
  • (28:00) - What to do when you feel "stuck"
  • (35:45) - The importance of experimentation & failure

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