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Last update: 2014-11-11

43: 5 Steps to Creating a Winning Lead Magnet

2014-11-11
Length: 13s

If you do not yet have a lead magnet in place in your online business, this episode may very well change your life. A lead magnet is something you offer of high perceived (and actual) value in exchange for a visitors information, typically a name and email address.

It is the first step in converting a visitor into a customer - all while establishing extremely high goodwill, trust and rapport with those who sign up to get it. It is the foundation to creating a highly responsive email list, an asset that is undeniably one with extremely high potential to increasing revenue. 

Get my FREE 5 Step Lead Magnet outline (based on this episode) for free on the show notes page at: www.SmartTimeOnline.com/43

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42: How to Profit Wildly from Joint Ventures with Sohail Khan

2014-11-04
Length: 38s

In this episode, I have a conversation with the million-dollar joint venture expert, Sohail Khan. We talk about practical joint venture strategies that business owners can leverage TODAY, including how to best approach a company with a joint venture deal, sales techniques, how to best increase your chances of making wildly profitable joint venture deals, and what you can learn in Sohail's new book that he co-wrote with the late Jay Conrad Levinson, Guerilla Marketing and Joint Ventures. 

For Show Notes & Action Steps, visit: www.smarttimeonline.com/42

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41: How to Optimize Google Analytics

2014-07-25
Length: 15s

In this episode, I’m going to take you step-by-step through setting up Google Analytics in a way that will give you the most useful information for understanding how people are really using your website so you can make smarter marketing decisions. The cool part about this is once it’s done, you won’t have to worry about it again. Show Notes & Action Steps - SmartTimeOnline.com/41

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40: Website Optimization Series - About Page

2014-07-14
Length: 12s

Your websites About Page is one of the most important pages on your website. Is yours optimized for conversions? In this episode, I talk about specific strategies on how to expertly craft your About Page so you can make an impactful connection with your new visitors by better communicating your value and USP. This episode is the second of the Website Optimization Series! Show Notes & Action Steps - SmartTimeOnline.com/40

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39: How to Move Forward, Faster

2014-06-30
Length: 9s

Regardless of whether you're new in business or a seasoned vet, we all get stuck sometimes, and we all wish that we could move just a little faster through our own mental resistance. In this episode, I talk about a profound 3-part thought-concept that I learned from Dan Sullivan and how you can apply it in your life to move faster towards your powerful future. Show Notes & Action Steps - SmartTimeOnline.com/39

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38: 12 Must-Know Blogging Tips (2 of 2)

2014-06-25
Length: 15s

In part one of this two part series, I talked about why having a blog is one of the most important digital assets any business could have. Whether you run an ecommerce website, host a podcast or simply have a static informational website - a blog is a crucial part of your marketing plan. In part two, I reveal the last 6 of the 12 must-know blogging tips, so you can build authority, value and ultimately sales using this important digital marketing asset. Show Notes & Action Steps - SmartTimeOnline.com/38

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37: 12 Must-Know Blogging Tips (1 of 2)

2014-06-20
Length: 14s

One of the most important digital assets any business should have is a blog. Whether you run an ecommerce website, host a podcast or simply have a static informational website - a blog is a crucial part of your marketing plan. In this episode, I reveal the first 6 of the 12 must-know blogging tips, so you can build authority, value and ultimately sales using this important digital marketing asset. Show Notes & Action Steps - SmartTimeOnline.com/37

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36: John Benson on How to Write Copy That Sells

2014-06-16
Length: 1s

Without marketing, you have no business. Without sales copy, you have no marketing. It stands to reason that copywriting is an absolute fundamental aspect of doing any business, and in this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, I chat with Jon Benson, originator of the Ugly Video Sales Letter and million-dollar copywriter to help us write copy that sells. Show Notes & Action Steps - SmartTimeOnline.com/36

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35: Email Marketing - Should You Use Graphics or Plain Text In Emails?

2014-06-12
Length: 10s

There's no denying the fact that Email Marketing is one of the most important aspects of doing business online. The way your email messages are perceived is everything, and in this episode, I talk about whether you should use graphic templates or plain text when sending emails to your list! Show Notes & Action Steps - SmartTimeOnline.com/35

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34: Website Optimization Series - Thank You Pages

2014-06-05
Length: 14s

Thank you pages are one of the most under utilized pages on most websites. In this episode, I talk about specific strategies on how to expertly craft your thank you pages and post-conversion funnel systems so you can better support your business goals. This episode also kicks off the very first of the Website Optimization Series! Show Notes & Action Steps - SmartTimeOnline.com/34

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33: The 4 SEO Pillars and SEO's Current State

2014-05-29
Length: 11s

In 2012 and 2013, Google alone rolled out over 60 algorithm changes and data refreshes - the biggest update being Penguin 2.0. This impacted billions of search queries and with that, website visitor numbers and revenue for many website owners. Essentially, Google has become smarter at ranking websites with regard to search term relevancy and it's important that you stay on top of the changes and best practices that will ultimately cement your online business into a reliable SEO foundation. 

For Show Notes and Action Steps, visit: SmartTimeOnline.com/33

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32: Chris Ducker on Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

2014-05-26
Length: 38s

In this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, I speak with Virtual Assistant expert, Chris Ducker, about the underlying fundamentals that must be in place before even beginning your search for a virtual assistant.

We break down what you should have in place before you hire your first virtual assistant, the challenges you can expect to encounter, how to avoid them and even how to best delegate tasks to them.

For Show Notes & Action Steps, visit:  SmartTimeOnline.com/32

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31: Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing - It MATTERS!

2014-05-22
Length: 9s

People are becoming increasingly resistent to traditional, in your face outbound (non-permission based) marketing. Inbound marketing is where the party's happening and if you're not fully onboard the choo-choo train, then step aside or get run over. In this episode, I dive into a real-world inbound marketing example using content marketing and Facebook ads, then reveal how you can copy this example in your own business to grow revenue. Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/31

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30: Dan Faggella on Strategic Email Marketing, List Segmentation and Joint Ventures

2014-05-19
Length: 55s

Here's a fact: Regardless of how niche your business is, everyone is different. They have different fears, desires and challenges, and they have different reasons for being on your list. So, what if you could find out those individual fears, desires, challenges and overall reasons? Imagine how much more revenue you could generate by tailoring targeted email messages to the right audience. Listen and learn! Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/30

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29: 10 Significant Web Design Trends

2014-05-15
Length: 19s

In this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, I review 10 Significant Web Design Trends that lie ahead. If you have a website, this is a must-listen! Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/29

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28: Molly Pittman on How to Profit HUGE with Facebook Retargeting, Twitter Ads and Content Marketing (PLUS a Day in the Life of Working at Digital Marketer)

2014-05-12
Length: 1s

I had the chance to sit down with Molly Pittman, the brilliant Social Media Marketing manager for Digital Marketer, and pick her brain about what she's been up to with testing the latest social media marketing strategies and the results generated. In this episode, we dive into the latest Facebook Retargeting stratgies, Twitter Ad strategies and what it's like working for one of the biggest and best digital marketing publishers in existence. Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/28

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27: Do What You Want To

2014-05-08
Length: 9s

I recently watched a 16 minute short documentary that changed my perspective on many things I was doing. This episode is about that shift in perspective and how it can help you take one of the biggest steps forward in your life. Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/27

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26: 3 Steps to Building and Growing an Online Community

2014-05-05
Length: 13s

Creating a community is one of the best ways to ensure a long-term online business plan. With the right strategy, you can create a living, breathing community that members will embrace and contribute to, allowing you to make more money by charging for your value. In this episode, you'll learn the strategy for building and growing an online community! Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/26

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25: Greg Hickman on Why Your Business Should be Mobile Friendly

2014-05-01
Length: 57s

There’s an ever-growing percentage of people using smartphones and other mobile devices to access the internet. Learn how to satisfy your website visitors and customers mobile-driven needs by listening to my interview with Greg Hickman from Mobile Mixed and building your mobile marketing strategy! Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/25

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24: How to Build a Profitable Lead Capture Landing Page in 9 Steps

2014-04-28
Length: 14s

In this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, you'll learn how to build, write and properly construct a landing page based on proven conversion-testing metrics in just 9 easy to understand steps. Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/24

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23: How to Make $1 Per Subscriber Per Month

2014-04-24
Length: 14s

In this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, I teach you how to make $1 per email subscriber per month. You'll also discover how I monetized a brand new website within just 1 week of launching by using the same strategy I teach you. Show Notes & Action Plan - smarttimeonline.com/23

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22: Jeff Brown on Communicating Like a Pro

2014-04-21
Length: 36s

26 Year Radio Broadcast Veteran and Top Business Rated Podcast Host Jeff Brown says this: Have a conversation WITH your audience around a table. Invite them in, and include them as part of your conversation. In this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, Jeff reveals the strategies, tips and tricks that will make you sound like a PRO in front of your audience. Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/22

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21: 7 Ways to Double Your Email List

2014-04-17
Length: 10s

I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want to double their email list. The thing is, most people think they have to increase their traffic to double their email list. Fortunately for you, this is far from the truth. In this episode, I'll show you how you can double your email list without increasing your traffic whatsoever.

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20: Justin Broke on Scaling Your Marketing

2014-04-14
Length: 36s

Generating traffic to your website can be one of the most frustrating parts of starting a business online. With Google constantly updating their search engine ranking algorithms, the only way to ensure you gain a position among your targeted keywords is to create consistent content that people love to share. The challenge with that is finding people who might share your content in the first place! Enter paid online advertising. Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/20

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19: How to Write Email Subject Headlines That Get Opened

2014-04-11
Length: 13s

Regardless of how great your email content is, you’ll never get good open rates without a good subject line. And without opens, you simply don’t receive clicks to your offer pages, products or content. In this episode of Smart Time Online, I'll teach you How to Write Email Subject Lines That Get Opened. Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/19

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18: Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur on Fire Talks Facebook Ads, Virtual Assistants and Productivity Tools

2014-04-09
Length: 31s

It's not often that you meet a team that is as down to Earth, approachable, giving and knowledgeable as the two behind Entrepreneur On Fire. Kate Erickson, Content and Community Manager for Entrepreneur On Fire, joins us today and ignites a firestorm of takeaways and action steps! Show Notes & Action Steps - smarttimeonline.com/18

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17: 5 Tech Trends That Are Changing Business Online

2014-04-07
Length: 12s

Less than 10 years ago, Facebook didn't exist. Bluetooth technology was all the rage, and cellphones we're just starting to come with megapixel cameras. Times were changing, and they were changing fast; if you had a business that was rigid against the changes in technology, it was about to go under. Of all the lessons to learn, I think one of the most valuable is how changes in technology trends can mean major shifts in a market. In this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, we'll dive into the 5 tech trends that are changing business online. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/17

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16: Facebook Ads 101 - How to Get Started With Facebook Ads

2014-04-04
Length: 14s

By now, you've probably realized that Facebook is a major player when it comes to online advertising. If you're not utilizing Facebook's ad platform for your business, you're leaving precious money on the table. In this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, we dive into how to get started with Facebook ads. You'll learn how to create an ad, how to position your ads, strategies for maximizing your return on investment, and an advanced strategy that no one else is talking about. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/16

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15: Vince Reed on Generating Traffic, Leads & Value

2014-04-02
Length: 36s

In this episode of the Smart Time Online podcast, I talk with Vince Reed from My Internet Traffic System, who came up in the digital marketing industry without a list, contact, or an ounce of knowledge in this arena. Since, he has amassed a massive following, provided some of the most highly regarded traffic and lead generation training programs, and made a difference in many, many peoples lives. Today, he wants to make a difference in yours. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/15

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14: The 5 Building Blocks of an Online Business

2014-03-31
Length: 12s

Chances are, you have a plan in mind for your business. You've dreamed about what it would be like in a year from now, and you may even have your goals written down on paper. If you're really committed, you may have even followed John Carlton's advice, with a letter dated next year written to yourself about how much has changed, and how much better things are in life and in business. But listen: NONE OF THAT MATTERS without implementing the very first Business Building Block that I reveal in this episode of Smart Time Online. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/14

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13: The Value Equation - How to Profit With Positioning

2014-03-28
Length: 12s

Want to become known as THE expert in your market? Want to become so popular, that it's impossible to be ignored? Want the income that comes with that? Then listen to this episode of Smart Time Online and discover The Value Equation. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/13

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12: Trevor Page Talks About His Conversion Boosting Website Widget

2014-03-26
Length: 40s

In this episode, you'll learn how Trevor Page's new software, Survey 2 Sale, can boost your sales conversions by simply adding a widgetized survey to your website that includes incentives (discounts, bonuses, etc.) for answering a series of survey questions. It comes with a built in timer for scarcity and integrates with email marketing services like Aweber and Mailchimp. This, of course, leads to a boost in sales conversions, list size, AND leaves you with direct answers to questions you ask your visitors! Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/12

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11: How to Increase Your Average Customer Value

2014-03-24
Length: 12s

If you've owned or operated a business, you know how important it is to increase average customer value. It can make or break a business, yours included, if it goes ignored. In this episode, you'll learn how to calculate your current average customer value, and how to increase it by implementing a conversion funnel. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/11

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10: 5 Creativity Rituals for Boosting Your Income

2014-03-21
Length: 10s

As an entrepreneur, you no doubt run into creativity road blocks (it's human). In this episode, we explore what works for successful entrepreneurs when it comes to sparking and sustaining creativity, and dissect each of the 5 rituals into actionable strategies that you can utilize right away. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/10

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9: Jeff Moore Reveals Why Preeminence is at the Forefront of His $35 Million Dollar Company

2014-03-19
Length: 46s

Discover the one question that Jay Abraham asked Jeff that will turn your whole perspective on business around. You'll learn the mindset of a leader who operates a $35 million dollar business, and how you can join him and hundreds of other likeminded entrepreneurs in his mastermind, The Thursday Night Boardroom. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/9

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8: 10 Email Marketing Quick-Win Strategies (Part 2: 6-10)

2014-03-17
Length: 10s

In Part 2 of the Email Marketing Quick-Win series, I reveal the dead list revival strategy that Dean Jackson discovered while working 1 on 1 with one of his clients, how to properly utilize Social Media with Email Marketing, the right way to "speak" with your subscribers, and #10 will raise your eyebrows while you wonder, "why didn't I think of that?" Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/8

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7: 10 Email Marketing Quick-Win Strategies (Part 1: 1-5)

2014-03-14
Length: 11s

Could you improve the way you're doing email marketing? Would you like higher open rates, more click-throughs and more sales? Then take a quick listen to Part 1 of the 10 Email Marketing Quick-Win Strategies and discover how you can quickly implement these strategies to make your email marketing smarter. Show notes - smarttimeonline.com/7

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6: John Lee Dumas on What It Takes to Build a 7-Figure Business Around Podcasting

2014-03-12
Length: 33s

You have not met a trailblazer until you've met John Lee Dumas. In late 2012, John launched a podcast called Entrepreneur On Fire and just over a year later, had a six-figure business built around it. In this episode, he reveals how it all happened, the one habit that he attributes his success to, and how you can gain the momentum you need in order to build meaningful and lucrative income online yourself. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/6

 

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5: Stop Guessing Who Your Avatar Is!

2014-03-10
Length: 16s

Truly understanding who your target prospect is plays a critical role in selling or promoting your products or services. By figuring this out and then targeting in on this specific “person” will allow you to better position your business, and grow your profits. In this episode, I review why it’s so important to go beyond just “guessing” who your target prospect is. You’ll learn some of the most effective AND efficient ways of conducting market research – without spending a single penny on any market research “tools”. Show Notes - smarttimeonline.com/5

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4: How to Monetize Leads on Autopilot

2014-03-03
Length: 10s

In this episode of the STO Podcast, you'll discover how to monetize your leads on autopilot - by placing and keeping them in YOUR own conversion funnel. You'll also discover how to properly deploy a lead nurture campaign to maximize your lead monetization conversions. Shownotes & Action Plan: smarttimeonline.com/4

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3: Pat Flynn Talks Online Business Tools & Habits for Success

2014-03-03
Length: 39s

In this episode of the Smart Time Online Podcast, we talk with entrepreneur Pat Flynn about: The one habit that Pat attributes most to his success, The 3 productivity tools that he finds most useful for business online, and The one action you should take next to better leverage your time online. Shownotes & Action Plan: smarttimeonline.com/3

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2: 5 Ways to Improve Your Website Today

2014-03-03
Length: 15s

In this episode of the STO Podcast, I reveal 5 website improvements that, if implemented ASAP, will immediately increase your websites traffic, conversion and engagement.  Hint: 4/5 can be implemented today. Shownotes & Action Plan: smarttimeonline.com/2

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1: Introduction - What to Expect

2014-02-27
Length: 3s

Join us for the very first episode of SmartTimeOnline.com!  Episodes are released 3 times a week and are focused on helping you optimize your business online so you can experience the freedom you desire in life! Your host, John Dennis, is a digital marketing and conversion expert who has set out to help you convert. Make sure you subscribe and give it a listen to discover specifically how this podcast will help you improve your business. Visit SmartTimeonline.com for more resources!

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Smart Time Online with John Dennis

Smart Time Online is a podcast created to help entrepreneurs create smarter systems online. Each episode uncovers actionable strategies for landing page optimization, web design, conversion rate optimization, email marketing, passive income, lead gen, marketing and sales funnels, social media, and advanced digital marketing conversion. Co-hosted by some of the most respected authorities in business today, you'll also discover the habits and productivity practices that business experts attribute most to their success. Join us and extract priceless business optimization tips every week!

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