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Rainmaker Rewind: Launching Your First (or Next) Digital Product

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This week on Rainmaker Rewind, Sonia Simone explains the value of launching a digital product and the steps you should take to get moving.

Listen to Confessions of a Pink-haired Marketer to discover how digital products can help boost your income and the nitty-gritty of designing your first digital product with your audience in mind.

And, as always, be sure to check out the other great episodes that recently aired on Rainmaker FM.

  1. Confessions of a Pink-haired Marketer. Sonia Simone talks about why you should consider launching a digital product and what it can do for your business: Launching Your First (or Next) Digital Product
  2. The Digital Entrepreneur. Entrepreneur and Rainmaker FM host Chris Ducker joins Jerod Morris to discuss going after what you want and building your business: How to Market Like a Magnet and Build Your Personal Brand
  3. Copyblogger FM. Sonia Simone tackles this week’s hottest trend, Pokémon Go, and the growing world of augmented reality: Pokémon Go: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  4. Elsewhere. Glenn Leibowitz of Write With Impact welcomed Brian Clark to his show to chat about the entrepreneur’s journey and building a successful business: Brian Clark on Write With Impact
  5. Hack the Entrepreneur. Jon Nastor interviews Nathan Hirsch about setting goals and organizing priorities when it comes to your business: Prioritizing and Getting Things Done
  6. The Missing Link. Jabez LeBret answers your burning questions about all things LinkedIn: Ask Us Anything (LinkedIn Edition), Part One
  7. The Writer Files. Kelton Reid is back with part two of last week’s interview with neuroscientist Michael Grybko: How Neuroscientist Michael Grybko Defines Writer’s Block: Part Two
  8. Youpreneur. Chris Ducker dives into his personal strategy for facing doubts and how small goals can help you boost confidence: How to Kick The You-Know-What Out of Entrepreneurial Self-Doubt
  9. The Showrunner. Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor discuss the three activities they each regard as priorities in their schedules and share their personal lessons learned while starting and growing numerous podcasts: The Showrunner’s Dilemma
  10. Zero to Book. Pamela Wilson and Jeff Goins navigate the world of designing and printing your self-published book: How to Get Your Book Printed (2 Phenomenal Options, 1 Terrible One)

And, one more thing …

If you want to get Rainmaker Rewind sent straight to your favorite podcast player, subscribe right here on Rainmaker FM.

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Rainmaker Rewind: How Neuroscientist Michael Grybko Defines Writer’s Block, Part One

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This week on Rainmaker Rewind, Kelton Reid welcomes back research scientist Michael Grybko, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, to The Writer Files to unveil the mysteries of writer’s block from a scientific standpoint.

They also discuss why writers argue about the definition of writer’s block and how you can find your most productive writing time.

And, as always, be sure to check out the other great episodes that recently aired on Rainmaker FM.

  1. The Writer Files. Kelton Reid and Michael Grybko revisit the topic of writer’s block and what you can do to avoid it: How Neuroscientist Michael Grybko Defines Writer’s Block: Part One
  2. The Digital Entrepreneur. Jerod Morris welcomes entrepreneur and podcaster Jon Nastor to the show to discuss the importance of finding your passion: The Two Biggest Keys to Consistently Doing Work That Matters
  3. Copyblogger FM. Sonia Simone navigates the messy waters of including controversial content in your marketing campaigns: 5 Suggestions When You’re Writing About Controversy
  4. Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer. Sonia Simone explores goal setting and finding personal success: A Quick, Enjoyable Way to Sharpen your Vision, Goals, and Values
  5. Hack the Entrepreneur. Jon Nastor interviews Kevin Kelly about finding your voice in a crowded internet space: Looking Back on 35+ Years Working Project-to-Project, with Kevin Kelly
  6. The Missing Link. Sean Callahan of LinkedIn gives away his secrets to great writing and shares his thoughts on the best type of content to post on Pulse: LinkedIn’s Senior Manager of Content Marketing Tells All
  7. Youpreneur. Peter Shankman talks to Chris Ducker about his own personal brand journey, how he plans out his monetization strategy, and the one thing he won’t waver on when it comes to personal branding: The Personal Brand Building Journey According to Peter Shankman
  8. The Showrunner. Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor explore the balance between parenting and podcasting: What Being a Showrunner Can Teach Us About Parenting (and Vice Versa)

And, one more thing …

If you want to get Rainmaker Rewind sent straight to your favorite podcast player, subscribe right here on Rainmaker FM.

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Rainmaker Rewind: A Process for Content Marketing Success

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Rainmaker Digital’s Chief Content Officer Sonia Simone knows a thing or two about content marketing.

Tune in to this week’s episode of Copyblogger FM as Sonia navigates the best ways to organize your time and energy so you’re able to consistently produce effective marketing materials.

And be sure to check out the other great episodes that aired on Rainmaker FM during the past week in this edition of Rainmaker Rewind.

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  1. Confessions of a Pink-haired Marketer. Sonia Simone unpacks a four-part process to help content marketers consistently produce great content: A Process for Content Marketing Success
  2. The Digital Entrepreneur. Brian Clark and Jerod Morris welcome Sonia Simone to the show to share her secrets about digital entrepreneurship: Sonia Simone’s Secret to Starting the 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle of Building a Successful Business
  3. Unemployable. Brian Clark chats with Gary Vaynerchuk about setting the stage for bigger and better things down the road: Gary Vaynerchuk on Playing the Long Game
  4. Zero to Book. Pamela Wilson and Jeff Goins interview Chantel Hamilton, the first editor to work on Pamela’s upcoming book. Chantel shares her “four circles of book editing hell,” a tongue-in-cheek look at the stages any great book goes through in order to come alive: The 4 Circles of Book Editing Hell (and How to Get Through Them)
  5. The Missing Link. Jabez Lebret chats with JD Gershbein about the principles of thought leadership on LinkedIn and how you can find your own competitive advantage: Find Your Competitive Advantage on LinkedIn Through Thought Leadership
  6. Youpreneur. Chris Ducker welcomes the Merrymaker Sisters to the show to talk about their entrepreneurial journey and how they managed to turn their hobby into a six-figure business: Earning 6-Figures in Less Than a Year, with the Merrymaker Sisters
  7. The Showrunner. Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor explain how to use the “Hell Yes” principle to create the best show experience for you and your listeners: Why the ‘Hell Yes’ Principle is the Key to Differentiation That Impacts an Audience
  8. Hack the Entrepreneur. Jon Nastor and Bob Baker explore the importance of finding your “one thing” and staying focused once you do: The Power of Constructive Impatience
  9. The Writer Files. Kelton Reid learns about the habits and habitats of a hyper-prolific fictionist, Dean Wesley Smith, in this fascinating interview: How Bestselling Hybrid Author Dean Wesley Smith Writes: Part One
  10. Technology Translated. Scott Ellis welcomes Joanna Weibe to chat about what split-testing is, how to use it, and other things you should be thinking about when it comes to optimizing your site: How To Use Split-Testing To Move Your Customer To Action

And, one more thing …

If you want to get Rainmaker Rewind sent straight to your favorite podcast player, subscribe right here on Rainmaker FM.

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Rainmaker Rewind: How to Book Engaging Podcast Interviews

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According to The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor, there is one path that stands above all others as the simplest way to build an audience of responsive and loyal listeners.

It’s a path that removes the burden of constant content creation, places you at the forefront of a brand, and harnesses the power of experts and their audiences.

This path is an interview-based podcast.

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In this week’s episode of The Showrunner, Jerod and Jonny thoroughly discuss the essential steps necessary to book engaging interview guests for your podcast — from tips about finding guests, to crafting your pitch to increase the odds of getting a “yes,” and all the way to tools you can use to make the process simple and effective.

Listen, learn, enjoy

Here are two more episodes you shouldn’t miss this week:

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Brian Clark and The Side Hustle Show host Nick Loper dive into the details of monetizing a blog, what it’s like to start a blog today, and what it means to be “unemployable.”

Elsewhere:
Brian Clark on The Side Hustle Show

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Sonia Simone has a short episode for you this week, honoring the life of Prince and sharing some ideas about leadership, community, and building something that matters.

Confessions of a Pink-haired Marketer:
Leadership, Categories of One, and Purple Rain

And one more thing …

If you want to get my Rainmaker Rewind pick of the week sent straight to your favorite podcast player, subscribe right here on Rainmaker FM.

See you next week.

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Rainmaker Rewind: New Mini-Series: Things I Love/Things I Hate

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I’ve got a good one for you this week.

Sonia Simone, host of Confessions of a Pink-haired Marketer, launched her new mini-series: Things I Love / Things I Hate, and the first episode can’t be missed.

The new mini-series explores things she thinks are awesome and … all the other stuff 😉

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Sonia covers the art of finding the right self-promotion balance on Twitter — without turning into a shouty boor. She’ll also give you her thoughts on how to create engaging content that isn’t stuffy or fluffy and focuses on your goals instead.

Plus, she gives advice on choosing and working with editors and copyeditors, and tells you about a place to find super-qualified professional writers and content marketers.

Listen, learn, enjoy.

Here are a couple more episodes you shouldn’t miss this week

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In this episode of Technology Translated, Scott and Pamela talk editorial timelines, workflow, and the importance of communication.

Technology Translated:
Behind the Scenes of Copyblogger’s Editorial Workflow, with Pamela Wilson

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In this week’s episode of The Showrunner, Jerod and Jonny talk Gary Vaynerchuk, authenticity, and the benefits of practicing self-awareness.

The Showrunner:
7 Mindset-Altering Lessons from a Recent Gary Vaynerchuk Keynote

And one more thing …

If you want to get my Rainmaker Rewind pick of the week sent straight to your favorite podcast player, subscribe right here on Rainmaker.FM.

See you next week.

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Rainmaker Rewind: How Oscar Nominee Emma Donoghue, Screenwriter of ‘Room,’ Writes

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Editor’s Note: For all you audiophiles out there, we are pleased to begin syndicating Rainmaker Rewind, a quick, curated look at top picks of the week from Rainmaker.FM!

This week’s edition of Rewind features our recent interview with Emma Donoghue, Oscar nominee and author/screenwriter of Room.

In this episode of “The Writer Files,” international bestselling author and critically acclaimed screenwriter Emma Donoghue chats with host Kelton Reid about her writing process and adapting her best-known work into an award-winning movie.

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In addition to writing for the screen, stage, and radio over her prolific career, this multi-genre author has had her popular fiction translated into more than 40 languages.

Her 2010 novel Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won a New York Times Book of the Year award, among others.

The film adaptation of the book has been nominated for four Oscars — including Best Adapted Screenplay — for Ms. Donoghue’s stunning first full-length script.

Listen in to Parts One and Two at the links below:

The Writer Files: Emma Donoghue, Part One

The Writer Files: Emma Donoghue, Part Two

But wait, there’s (a lot) more!

From the beginning (almost one year ago!) of Rainmaker.FM, we’ve been producing up to six incredible podcast episodes a day, four days a week.

That’s a lot of content to select just one favorite per week from, so here are two more picks from the last few days to keep you going through the week:

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Amy Harrison studies a framework for creating content that helps your customer convert from a prospect into a sale (particularly on your website). And she introduces a new show segment.

Hit Publish: The 10/20/10 Rule for Creating Web Content That Converts

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Josh Turner takes Sean and Mica to school, teaching them (and you) a proven process for creating the most successful connections on LinkedIn, from beginning to end.

The Missing Link: How to Create Meaningful Connections on LinkedIn

And one more thing …

If you want to get my Rainmaker Rewind pick of the week sent straight to your favorite podcast player, subscribe right here on Rainmaker.FM.

See you next week.

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