400_squareIn this epic episode of the show, YOU answer the questions! I asked you to write in with your responses to these three: How has The Solopreneur Hour  changed your life? What is your favorite episode (or episodes) of all time? And lastly, ask any question you’d like!

Below is every single favorite episode you’ve submitted, along with a short description of the show and a link. These are the best of the best as voted on by you – take a listen, and share ’em with your friends.

Here Are Your Favorite Episodes of The Solopreneur Hour

Mark
377 – Test Your Business Before You Invest
On episode 377 of The Solopreneur Hour, Pat and I dig into the impetus for this book, what publishing route he chose and why, as well as his alternative to the traditional customer avatar advice. Listen in here.

268 – Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income Live from Social Media Marketing World
Returning to The Solopreneur Hour for episode 268 is our good friend Pat Flynn! He stopped by for a great, insightful chat at SMMW15 this year.  Sadly, the first part of this interview is cut off, but we saved the best for last!  As always, Pat is generous with his time and knowledge.

We chat about Legos (or as they like to be called Lego Brand Building Blocks), how he builds trust with his Smart Passive Income audience and his greatest why on this episode of The Solopreneur Hour Podcast. Listen to episode 268 here.

93 – Pat Flynn, His Evolution Before His Eyes
Being memorable to your audience is one of the keys to any successful solopreneur endeavor. Whether you’re on the mic for your podcast or writing a blog entry or sharing a YouTube video, the content you offer and the way you offer has to get people talking about you and sharing it with their circles.

And Pat Flynn is a master at being memorable. From his Smart Passive Income blog and podcasts to his speaking gigs, Pat is transparent, funny and gets people thinking in new ways. In episode 93, Pat makes his second visit to the show to talk about being memorable and much more. Hear the episode here.

9 – A Few Things You Didn’t Know About The Man Behind SmartPassiveIncome.com
On episode 9 we dig into some different areas with Pat: how you can re-purpose your content, how to fight the fear of changing careers or leaving the one you’ve been trained in, the beauty of mastermind groups, how to make a killer eBook, and loads of other nuggets.

We also talked about Men’s fashion and how a lot of men aren’t paying attention to it like they should, and a KILLER way to stay focused throughout the work day. Find it all here.

Jeremiah
311 – Creating a Six-Figure Side Gig, with Dr. Mark Costes
The man who has made multiple six figures doing just that: taking side gigs and turning them into multiple streams of income is none other than our friend Dr. Mark Costes.

Dr. Mark joins us to talk about his latest venture, the Six-Figure Side Gig Podcast and how he helps others by leveraging his knowledge into products and additional income streams. We dive into all of that and more on episode 311 of The Solopreneur Hour. Listen to episode 311.

Sam
311 – Creating a Six-Figure Side Gig, with Dr. Mark Costes
The man who has made multiple six figures taking side gigs and turning them into multiple streams of income is none other than our friend Dr. Mark Costes. Dr. Mark joins us to talk about his latest venture, the Six-Figure Side Gig Podcast and how he helps others by leveraging his knowledge into products and additional income streams. We dive into all of that and more on episode 311 of The Solopreneur Hour. Listen to episode 311.

207 – 2015 Goal Setting, How To Pick A Coach, and your Q&A, with Dr. Mark Costes
My brother from another mother, Dr. Mark Costes is on today’s show to chat about setting goals for the new year, how to choose a coach and then we get to your questions. Thanks for being here for episode 207 of The Solopreneur Hour. Hear it here.

127 – How Customer Service Details Translate Into Millions, with Dr. Mark Costes
Joining us for episode 127 is a dentalpreneur who has this locked down. Mark Costes is an entrepreneur turned dentist turned multi-millionaire and he’s sharing his secrets on this edition of The Solopreneur Hour.

One of the real keys to his business (besides the fact that he’s pretty much “The E-Myth Revisited” in living color, is that he pays SO MUCH ATTENTION to small, minute details that make a HUGE difference for his clients. Check it out on episode 127.
334 – Dan Martell on Failure, Addiction, and Repurposing Your Content
Canuck Dan Martell joins me poolside at Thrive Las Vegas for a chat about growing up in a foster home, becoming a drug addict, how his life changed when he discovered a book while in rehab, failing in multiple companies until succeeding, and how he uses his Authority Engine technique to repurpose his content all over the interwebs. Listen in here.

Paul
311 – Creating a Six-Figure Side Gig, with Dr. Mark Costes
The man who has made multiple six figures taking side gigs and turning them into multiple streams of income is none other than our friend Dr. Mark Costes. Dr. Mark joins us to talk about his latest venture, the Six-Figure Side Gig Podcast and how he helps others by leveraging his knowledge into products and additional income streams. We dive into all of that and more on episode 311 of The Solopreneur Hour. Listen to episode 311.

207 – 2015 Goal Setting, How To Pick A Coach, and your Q&A, with Dr. Mark Costes
My brother from another mother, Dr. Mark Costes is on today’s show to chat about setting goals for the new year, how to choose a coach and then we get to your questions. Thanks for being here for episode 207 of The Solopreneur Hour. Hear it here.

127 – How Customer Service Details Translate Into Millions, with Dr. Mark Costes
Joining us for episode 127 is a dentalpreneur who has this locked down. Mark Costes is an entrepreneur turned dentist turned multi-millionaire and he’s sharing his secrets on this edition of The Solopreneur Hour.

One of the real keys to his business (besides the fact that he’s pretty much “The E-Myth Revisited” in living color, is that he pays SO MUCH ATTENTION to small, minute details that make a HUGE difference for his clients. Check it out on episode 127.

192 – Real Estate Ninja Tactics, A Touching Letter, and Your Questions
This one is extra special for real estate agents, flippers, and investors…this is your show.
Listen in to hear how I unveil a technique for crushing your Facebook page, Instagram, and taking your business to the next level by selling neighborhoods, not houses. Check it out here.

Broc
134 – Find Your Swing with DawnMarrs.com
This is the tenth edition of Find Your Swing and we’re excited to share insights, suggestions and guidance with those of you who asked questions about your personal solopreneur journey. Listen in right here.

147 – You Asked, I Answered! (Questions From Facebook)
Episode 147 is another installment of our Q&A show: today I’m answering your Facebook questions. This is exactly what I do with my coaching clients, either private or in SoloLab. So if you want a taste of that, chime in with your question and I’ll do my best to answer them. It’s right here on episode 147.

388 – How to Find (Or Relocate) Your Passion & Begin Your Solopreneur Journey
This is a special episode of The Solopreneur Hour.  Special because, it’s actually chock-full of actionable content.  (Blasphemy!) Based on listener Sam Weegman’s question, I break down exactly how to take action on your solopreneur inclinations, and the first two steps to begin your journey. Hear them all here.

136 – Vlogging the Savvy, Sexy, Social Way with Amy Schmittauer
Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine on the Internet today? That is reason enough to pay attention to our guest for show 136, Amy Schmittauer, the lovely and vivacious woman behind the vlog Savvy, Sexy Social.

On this show, Amy shares her thoughts and suggestions on how to create a great video without spending a lot of money, who should be creating content and for what industries and why. Join us to hear all of that and so very much more right here on the 136th episode The Solopreneur Hour.

93 – Pat Flynn, His Evolution Before His Eyes
Being memorable to your audience is one of the keys to any successful solopreneur endeavor. Whether you’re on the mic for your podcast or writing a blog entry or sharing a YouTube video, the content you offer and the way you offer has to get people talking about you and sharing it with their circles.

And Pat Flynn is a master at being memorable. From his Smart Passive Income blog and podcasts to his speaking gigs, Pat is transparent, funny and gets people thinking in new ways. In episode 93, Pat makes his second visit to the show to talk about being memorable and much more. Hear the episode here.

Karen
192 – Real Estate Ninja Tactics, A Touching Letter, and Your Questions
This one is extra special for real estate agents, flippers, and investors…this is your show.
Listen in to hear how I unveil a technique for crushing your Facebook page, Instagram, and taking your business to the next level by selling neighborhoods, not houses. Check it out here.
233 – Jack Canfield – The Success Principles Book 10 Years Later
Chicken Soup for The Soul author Jack Canfield is our guest for today’s show.
Jack is the acclaimed author of numerous New York Times best-selling books including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, a highly sought-after motivational speaker and multi-millionaire.

Today Jack and I talk about his journey from teacher to world-renowned author and how that experience led to his book The Success Principles and its 10th anniversary. All of that and more on the 233rd edition of The Solopreneur Hour.

Luke
396 – The Ultimate Guide to Snapchat, Anchor, Periscope, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

In today’s episode of The Solopreneur Hour, I break down the who, what, when, where, why, how of social media. I cover the ins and outs of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Anchor, Periscope, and Snapchat. I’ll also talk about where they came from, who should be using them, and techniques and tactics for success.  I hate to say it, but this show is pretty actionable.  Sue me – but only after you listen here!

Miguel
10 – The 8 Steps to Becoming a Successful Solopreneur with Dawn Marrs
Do you believe every experience teaches you something? Is there ever such a thing as success or failure? In episode 10 the delightful and intelligent Dawn Marrs Ortiz returns to The Solopreneur Hour; she and I answer these questions and we discuss the top 8 steps needed to become a successful solopreneur right here.

Ray
20 – Mike Johnston – How to Scale Yourself into Massive Financial Success
Mike Johnston of http://mikeslessons.com/ has taken one of the most common service jobs (a music teacher) and turned it into a 6 figure per month business.  Once we catch up a bit, this chat really digs into the nuts and bolts of creating your business and scaling yourself. He may be the only true “Drummerpreneur” I know and he’s here on episode 20.

42 – How to Make Your Weakness Your Strength – with Mike Johnston
Despite being one of the most well-renowned drummers in the world, Mike Johnston always had a fear of doing drum solos. This fall, he was asked to do a solo in front of 1000 of the most educated and accomplished drummers in the world. Preparing for this challenge not only changed his drumming life, but how he views business as well. Listen to this episode to learn what a drum solo can teach us about being a Solopreneur.

In this episode Mike and I talk about his passionate commitment to his personal brand, the lengths he recently went to to maintain the integrity of his brand while being featured on the cover of DRUM magazine – and why it’s important for ANY solopreneur to embody that same level of commitment. Hear it right here.

226: Upleveling Your Solopreneur Game, with Mike Johnston
Mike Johnston is the consummate solopreneur who has hustled his way from a one on one drumming instructor to an internationally in-demand business owner and giant of the drumming world. On this episode we chat about that evolution and the speaker/entrepreneurial world he is stepping into today. All of that and more on the 226th episode of The Solopreneur Hour.

Joel
146: Michael Gerber, The E-Myth Revisited Visits Us!
Once in a great while a book is published that not only changes the face of its genre, but that of an entire industry. It becomes a book that transcends what it means to be a book and takes on an impactful life of its own.

One of those books is The E-Myth Revisited by Mr. Michael Gerber, who joins us for episode 146 of The Solopreneur Hour. During this show, Michael talks to us about the origins of the book, why it is such evergreen content, and what’s coming up next for him right here.

Find Your Swing episodes
In every Find Your Swing show, the write-ins come from many different industries and from people at various stages in their professional timelines. And we dish out advice, suggestions and action tips. Listen to every single FWS show here.

31: Amy Porterfield – Of Online Business…and Harley Davidson Tattoos
Did you ever wonder what it was like to run a 6-figure online marketing business? Well, you’ll find that out today on this episode, with Amy Porterfield (http://www.amyporterfield.com).  From her beginnings at Harley Davidson, to her years writing content for Tony Robbins (Yes, THAT Tony Robbins) the the savvy online marketer she is today, Amy has a LOT of range.  We kept talking and talking, and nugget after nugget kept dropping! They’re all here, listen in.

Todd
338: Hines Ward – Steelers Superbowl MVP Smiles Through Adversity
#86 himself, Steelers Superbowl MVP Hines Ward joins us on the Solohour Podcast today. As you might know, I’ve been a great admirer of Hines for many years now…so much so that my vintage Porsche wears the #86, and the Solopreneur Hour Podcast studio name is “Studio 86”!

On this show, we talk about Hines’ childhood, overcoming adversity, and the mindset it takes to make it as a professional athlete and beyond. Tune in for this very fun, candid and interesting edition of The Solopreneur Hour here.

Paul
389: Putting On Live Workshops, Massive Kickstarter Wins, and Podmastery II, with John Lee Dumas
John is back to fill us in on his Kickstarter campaign for The Freedom Journal, share what this Podmastery 2 business is all about, and explain the integral part he played in helping me become the co-host of The Hines Ward Show. Come along with us as we dive into all of that and more on episode 389 of The Solopreneur Hour – it’s a fun ride and a fun listen!

369: Accomplish ANY Goal in 100 Days, with John Lee Dumas
The new year is always about a fresh start, and about goal-setting. Unfortunately for most of us, achieving our goals sometimes falls short. That’s where John Lee Dumas and his new Freedom Journal step in. His promise is that if you go through The Freedom Journal and complete it without accomplishing your big hairy goal, he’ll give you your money back.

And that, my friend, is worth the price of admission. Get yours here and then enjoy episode 369 of The Solopreneur Hour now.

262: Planecast II, with John Lee Dumas
On this second edition of Planecast, John and I recorded an episode while flying to Vegas. We talk about podcasting, why not to outsource (too early) and why monetization should never be the reason you start any new endeavor. We dive into all of that and more on the 262nd episode of The Solopreneur Hour! Dive in with us.

176: Behind The Scenes At Creative Live with John Lee Dumas, Nick Unsworth and Greg Hickman
Today is an extra special edition of The Solopreneur Hour. Not only am I joined by three friends and veterans of the show but all four of us are coming to you via Creative Live. John, Greg, Nick and myself are talking podcasting and giving our individual input on how to podcast, how to monetize podcasting and how to make a legitimate living doing so.

It is an honor and a privilege to have these guys on the show and to be side by side with them for Creative Live. To find out exactly what Creative Live is and to listen in on our pre-Creative Live dinner conversation and a whole lot more, join us for the 176th episode of The Solopreneur Hour.

172: Planecast with John Lee Dumas
This episode is a first for The Solopreneur Hour:  we’re coming to you live from 30,000 feet in the air! And my co-host for today is another first, he’s our first five-time guest, Mr. John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire and Podcasters’ Paradise.  John and I are heading to Greg Hickman’s wedding (Greg of Mobile Mixed) in Denver, Colorado and we decided to record in the air.

On this episode we’ll talk about the importance of keeping your mind and your body sharp as a solopreneur, what John’s four months in India gave him and our upcoming appearance on Creative Live.  Buckle up and join us for all of that and more!

36: John Lee Dumas Returns, and Brings Paradise With Him!
So great to have my buddy John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire back on the show, talking all things podcasting.  John has a new group “mastermind” membership out there called Podcaster’s Paradise.  In this show, we dig into Podcaster’s Paradise, and why it should be part of every upcoming podcaster’s arsenal. Find out when you listen in here.

1: Podcast & Marketing Mastery with John Lee Dumas
Our first guest is none other than the podcast juggernaut himself, Mr. John Lee Dumas.  Many of you have heard his story. His podcast is not even a year old yet, and his downloads per month are over 300,000! He’s taken a brand-new-to-him medium and turned it into a six figure income in a few short months.

Since this is show #1, during our chat we talked a bit about how this podcast came to be, and the journey I’ve been through myself. Join the conversation with us!

Robb
289 – Everything is Figureoutable, with Amy Porterfield
Did you ever wonder what it was like to run a 6-figure online marketing business? Well, you’ll find that out today on this episode of The Solopreneur Hour, with Amy Porterfield.

Amy is known as one of the very first and one of the top Facebook marketing experts in the world.
During our interview she shares her pre-solopreneur days and what she learned having worked with one of the greatest personal development gurus ever, Tony Robbins. When you listen to this episode you’ll hear nugget after nugget after nugget! She gives us the real scoop on what it was like in her early days, and a lot more on episode 289 of The Solopreneur Hour.

Ken
3 Steps to a GREAT Online Business, with Chris Farrell
Chris Farrell of Help My Business joins us for episode 383 of The Solopreneur Hour, live from Traffic and Conversion in San Diego.

On this show we chat about why he chose to build a membership site, how he got into online marketing in the first place and whether or not he’s always been unemployable. His advice to get started making money online boils down to three simple steps:

1. Find a profitable niche.
Figure out where people are already spending money and then choose one area to focus on.
2. Build a list of people interested in that area.
Simple: find people who are interested in what you are selling, and get them on your email list.
3. Market to them with products related to their interests.
 Contact them with offers and opportunities about products they are interested in, or related to their interests.

Those are the steps Chris took to get started, and the three steps he recommends you take as well on episode 383.

Dale
BONUS – LIVE from Chris Ducker’s Tropical Think Tank in Cebu, Philippines for this bonus episode of The Solopreneur Hour.
As I am want to do, I thought I’d record a podcast from a weird spot. In this case, I opted to record with Dr. Mark Costes in the POOL of The Crimson Resort. And when I say the pool I don’t mean “poolside”,  I mean we recorded it while we were IN the pool, using the Zoom H6, and Heil PR35s!

We had some GREAT insights about masterminding, and some awesome live interviews with attendees. Tune in to find out who joined us and enjoy this bonus episode of The Solopreneur Hour.

275: Travel Hacks From a Beach in Thailand
Location freedom is one of the greatest perks of being a solopreneur and it’s one of the three pillars we talk about at length on The Solopreneur Hour.

In 2009 I set a goal to work from a beach and today’s show is my achievement of that goal. Recorded from a beach in Thailand, episode 275 is a collection of travel hacks I’ve gathered over the last month in SE Asia and the lessons I’ve learned and it’s available here.

262: Planecast II, with John Lee Dumas
On this second edition of Planecast, John and I recorded an episode while flying to Vegas. We talk about podcasting, why not to outsource (too early) and why monetization should never be the reason you start any new endeavor. We dive into all of that and more on the 262nd episode of The Solopreneur Hour! Dive in with us.

172: Planecast with John Lee Dumas
This episode is a first for The Solopreneur Hour:  we’re coming to you live from 30,000 feet in the air! And my co-host for today is another first, he’s our first five-time guest, Mr. John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire and Podcasters’ Paradise.  John and I are heading to Greg Hickman’s wedding (Greg of Mobile Mixed) in Denver, Colorado and we decided to record in the air.

On this episode we’ll talk about the importance of keeping your mind and your body sharp as a solopreneur, what John’s four months in India gave him and our upcoming appearance on Creative Live.  Buckle up and join us for all of that and more!

Brian

42 – How to Make Your Weakness Your Strength – with Mike Johnston
Despite being one of the most well-renowned drummers in the world, Mike Johnston always had a fear of doing drum solos. This fall, he was asked to do a solo in front of 1000 of the most educated and accomplished drummers in the world. Preparing for this challenge not only changed his drumming life, but how he views business as well. Listen to this episode to learn what a drum solo can teach us about being a Solopreneur.

In this episode Mike and I talk about his passionate commitment to his personal brand, the lengths he recently went to to maintain the integrity of his brand while being featured on the cover of DRUM magazine – and why it’s important for ANY solopreneur to embody that same level of commitment. Hear it right here.

Neil
28: Facebook Expert Nick Unsworth of Life On Fire is Living the Dream!
Nick Unsworth of Life on Fire has a lot of hustle. He is one of the most successful trainers and coaches in the Internet marketing world. We sat down with a couple of glasses of vodka and recorded a wonderful show today. His stories of overcoming so much adversity are truly inspirational for any solopreneur.

Soloists, listen in as he shares his journey from network marketing to a super successful six-figure income earner in the Internet marketing world on episode 28.

55: Live from New Media Expo with Nick Unsworth
Episode 55 is coming to you LIVE from New Media Expo! This is unlike anything else we’ve done before on The Solopreneur Hour: it’s a two-part show AND it’s live. Rejoining us is Facebook expert and business coach Nick Unsworth. In part one, Nick and I have a chat about his first visit to NMX, his upcoming event with Gary Vaynerchuk and the beginnings of his personal podcast launch.

During the second half of the show, I break down what it takes to create a successful interview podcast, while chatting with Nick and we field questions from a live audience at NMX (ala Find Your Swing™). Hear both halves here.

338: Hines Ward – Steelers Superbowl MVP Smiles Through Adversity
#86 himself, Steelers Superbowl MVP Hines Ward joins us on the Solohour Podcast today. As you might know, I’ve been a great admirer of Hines for many years now…so much so that my vintage Porsche wears the #86, and the Solopreneur Hour Podcast studio name is “Studio 86”!

On this show, we talk about Hines’ childhood, overcoming adversity, and the mindset it takes to make it as a professional athlete and beyond. Tune in for this very fun, candid and interesting edition of The Solopreneur Hour here.

396 – The Ultimate Guide to Snapchat, Anchor, Periscope, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

In today’s episode of The Solopreneur Hour, I break down the who, what, when, where, why, how of social media. I cover the ins and outs of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Anchor, Periscope, and Snapchat. I’ll also talk about where they came from, who should be using them, and techniques and tactics for success.  I hate to say it, but this show is pretty actionable.  Sue me – but only after you listen here!

Mateo
All the live in studio episodes – find them here!

313: PJ Dixon is Martial Artist, Skydiver, Love Guru…from a Wheelchair
Solopreneurs face many hurdles, and sometimes those hurdles are physical. If you saw today’s guest before you spoke with him you probably wouldn’t guess he’s a downhill skier, skydiver, painter, 10th degree black belt and a sailor (among many other things). Why wouldn’t you guess that about him? Because he’s in a wheelchair.

Born with Muscular Dystrophy, P.J. Dixon has defied the odds to not only live 35+ years beyond his life expectancy, but to live those years to their fullest. Listen in to hear his amazing story on episode 313 of The Solopreneur Hour.
24: JJ Collier – Bringing out Your Inner, Stylish Solopreneur Self
JJ Collier is a lot of things: Pro Snowboarder, Top Apparel Designer, Family Man.  He also happens to be my best friend.

Over the years, I’ve grown to understand how important it is for us to be well-presented as Solopreneurs. Opportunities in everyday life open up if you’re well-presented, and you “get it”. As someone who’s made a career out of focusing on the aesthetic side of how we present ourselves, JJ is armed with some amazing tips and tricks when it comes to Men’s fashion. Find out more here.

325: JJ Collier Returns to talk Brand Loyalty, and Men’s Style
Exactly 301 episodes from his last visit our resident brand and fashion solopreneur JJ Collier and I catch up over a glass of wine in beautiful Monterey California, where we’re attending the Porsche Rennsport Reunion.
We delve into why Porsche has such a passionate following, brand loyalty, and proper fit for men’s clothes, amongst other things on episode 325 of The Solopreneur Hour.
109: Pay Yourself First, with Mike Michalowicz
Profitability is the lifeline of your business as a solopreneur. Without profits, you really don’t have much of a business. And many of us have little financial education so we don’t know how to generate sustainable profits.

To resolve that issue for us is our guest for episode 109, Mike Michalowicz. Having built and sold two multi-million dollar business early in his career, Mike is a man we can all learn from. In this episode we talk comedy, finances and the joys of being a scrappy solopreneur. Dig in here.

132: Making a Memorable Brand & Putting Profit First with Mike Michalowicz
One of the biggest hurdles solopreneurs face is how much to pay themselves, how much to keep in profits and how much to spend to keep our businesses running.

Far too many people are foregoing paying themselves in the hopes of a payout someday in the future. And Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First and co-host part deux, tells us why this is a pipe dream for 99% of all businesses and how we should pay ourselves today so we can profit first right here.

389: Putting On Live Workshops, Massive Kickstarter Wins, and Podmastery II, with John Lee Dumas
John is back to fill us in on his Kickstarter campaign for The Freedom Journal, share what this Podmastery 2 business is all about, and explain the integral part he played in helping me become the co-host of The Hines Ward Show. Come along with us as we dive into all of that and more on episode 389 of The Solopreneur Hour – it’s a fun ride and a fun listen!

369: Accomplish ANY Goal in 100 Days, with John Lee Dumas
The new year is always about a fresh start, and about goal-setting. Unfortunately for most of us, achieving our goals sometimes falls short. That’s where John Lee Dumas and his new Freedom Journal step in. His promise is that if you go through The Freedom Journal and complete it without accomplishing your big hairy goal, he’ll give you your money back.

And that, my friend, is worth the price of admission. Get yours here and then enjoy episode 369 of The Solopreneur Hour now.

262: Planecast II, with John Lee Dumas
On this second edition of Planecast, John and I recorded an episode while flying to Vegas. We talk about podcasting, why not to outsource (too early) and why monetization should never be the reason you start any new endeavor. We dive into all of that and more on the 262nd episode of The Solopreneur Hour! Dive in with us.

176: Behind The Scenes At Creative Live with John Lee Dumas, Nick Unsworth and Greg Hickman
Today is an extra special edition of The Solopreneur Hour. Not only am I joined by three friends and veterans of the show but all four of us are coming to you via Creative Live. John, Greg, Nick and myself are talking podcasting and giving our individual input on how to podcast, how to monetize podcasting and how to make a legitimate living doing so.

It is an honor and a privilege to have these guys on the show and to be side by side with them for Creative Live. To find out exactly what Creative Live is and to listen in on our pre-Creative Live dinner conversation and a whole lot more, join us for the 176th episode of The Solopreneur Hour.

172: Planecast with John Lee Dumas
This episode is a first for The Solopreneur Hour:  we’re coming to you live from 30,000 feet in the air! And my co-host for today is another first, he’s our first five-time guest, Mr. John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire and Podcasters’ Paradise.  John and I are heading to Greg Hickman’s wedding (Greg of Mobile Mixed) in Denver, Colorado and we decided to record in the air.

On this episode we’ll talk about the importance of keeping your mind and your body sharp as a solopreneur, what John’s four months in India gave him and our upcoming appearance on Creative Live.  Buckle up and join us for all of that and more!

36: John Lee Dumas Returns, and Brings Paradise With Him!
So great to have my buddy John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire back on the show, talking all things podcasting.  John has a new group “mastermind” membership out there called Podcaster’s Paradise.  In this show, we dig into Podcaster’s Paradise, and why it should be part of every upcoming podcaster’s arsenal. Find out when you listen in here.

1: Podcast & Marketing Mastery with John Lee Dumas
Our first guest is none other than the podcast juggernaut himself, Mr. John Lee Dumas.  Many of you have heard his story. His podcast is not even a year old yet, and his downloads per month are over 300,000! He’s taken a brand-new-to-him medium and turned it into a six figure income in a few short months.

Since this is show #1, during our chat we talked a bit about how this podcast came to be, and the journey I’ve been through myself. Join the conversation with us!
89: How Branding Is The Cornerstone Of Your Business with Re Perez
When someone says branding, what do you think of? Do you immediately think logo, like the famous Nike swoosh? Or do you think of the way you feel when you’re behind the wheel of your favorite car, or the way you feel when you step inside a Ralph Lauren store?

Branding goes beyond a logo; at its core, branding is about how you feel when you interact with a company. Joining us to talk about all this and more is my fellow San Diego resident and brand consulting expert, Re Perez. Re is the creator and brand strategist behind many incredible brands, including our friend Nick Unsworth’s Life on Fire brand. Tune in here.

342: Sam Jones – Off Camera and on the Mic
Sam Jones is a Los Angeles-based photographer and director whose portraits of U.S. President Barack Obama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Bob Dylan, Kristen Stewart, Robert Downey Jr, Amy Adams, and Jack Nicholson have appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Time, Entertainment Weekly and Men’s Journal.

He also happens to be the host of my favorite podcast, Off Camera with Sam Jones.

We covered a lot in this show: from putting yourself in a position to win by hustling, not being afraid to do a little spec work, and yes even fibbing a bit to land that next great shoot! It was a real honor speaking with Sam on episode 342 of The Solopreneur Hour.
211: Becoming an Entrepreneur, with Dr. Paul Anderson & Jessica Shaanan
To be PROUDLY unemployable: it’s what you and everyone listening wants, it’s why you’re here. You are standing at the precipice of launching your side gig, the gig that you’re supposed to be doing. How do make the leap?

Today on episode 211 we’re talking about how to make that leap, what you’re afraid of and how to get past it with super successful entrepreneur, Dr. Paul Anderson and budding entrepreneur Jessica Shanaan. Join us for all of that and more on today’s live in-studio edition of The Solopreneur Hour.

181: How To Become a Solopreneur, Step-by-Step, with Jessica Shaanan
On episode 10 of The Solopreneur Hour, we talked about the 8 Steps to Becoming a Solopreneur.  I thought it would be good for you guys to see what it was like for someone to be going through the process, live, and see what we can learn.
The subject at hand is Jessica Shaanan, who currently works for her father’s design firm, but is quickly becoming unemployable.  We chat about her career, and where she is on the timeline with the 8 Steps to becoming a Solopreneur on episode 181.

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