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Sep 30, 2019

If a product or service doesn’t solve a customer pain point or doesn’t meet market demand, the business will not have what it takes to be valid for the long-term. But what is the best way to validate a business idea? In this episode, Daniel offers the Profit Paradigm Group strategies for hypothesizing, surveying, and creating a beta to determine the product-market fit.

 

This podcast includes how to know when to cut your losses, when to adapt your business, how to eliminate waste when it comes to your time, money, and resources, and on-topic book recommendations.

 

Key Points:

 

  • Product Market Fit: For those who are hell-bent on launching ideas. [3:53]

 

  • An example of adaptability when a product doesn’t fit the market. [5:49]

 

  • Creating a beta to determine the product-market fit for your product or service. [22:35]

 

  • Tips for validating a business idea. [27:23]

 

  • How not to waste your time, money, and energy. [30:46]

 

  • Business Book recommendations [34:01]

 

Resources:

 

Anatomy of a $50K Agency (free cheatsheet): alphamentorship.com/50K

 

Follow us on Instagram: @danieldipiazza / @alphamentorship

Sep 23, 2019

EasyWebinar is an industry leader in streaming, marketing, and webinar technology. The Founder and CEO (and extremely likable guy) of EasyWebinar, Casey Zeman, joins Daniel and students of the Profit Paradigm course to discuss the many versions of his company. Casey has transformed his business to be a customer-friendly, recurring revenue money-making machine by perfecting how it delivers SaaS and its customer-centric branding.

 

This podcast includes tips for how to increase your KPI, growth strategies, and marketing channels.

 

Key Points:

 

  • Casey describes his entrepreneurial journey from broke actor to industry leader. [4:42]

 

  • Product and service development using SaaS. [19:12]

 

  • Casey explains how systematization increased customer retention and revenue for EasyWebinar.[33:40]

 

  • Customer-centric branding and marketing. [43:14]

 

  • EasyWebinar’s affiliates, growth strategies, primary revenue channels, and free trials. [49:12]

 

  • Harnessing energy to increase KPI. [57:18]

 

  • Casey’s top three book recommendations for CEOs and business owners [1:08:45]

 

Resources:

 

Anatomy of a $50K Agency (free cheatsheet): alphamentorship.com/50K

 

Follow us on Instagram: @danieldipiazza / @alphamentorship

Sep 16, 2019

The Founder and CEO of Teachable, Ankur Nagpal, joins Daniel and students of the Profit Paradigm course to discuss the business model many investors missed out on, an online teaching platform. Ankur shares how Teachable’s success is ultimately based on the success of its course creators and what steps the organization takes to ensure the success of their customers.

 

This podcast includes tips for choosing a channel, scaling your business growth, and why you should charge more.

 

Key Points:

 

  • Ankur describes the early days of what is now Teachable Inc. [3:07]

 

  • Why total transparency works for Ankur and team at Teachable. [5:56]

 

  • The future roadmap of Teachable includes honing in on individual creators and empowering entrepreneurs. [12:58]

 

  • Skills to develop and channels to pay attention to. [24:33]

 

  • Why do people pay for products? [30:08]

 

  • Scaling a product, ensuring accountability and engagement, and building a self-serving income tool. [32:56]

 

  • The quickest thing you can do to increase your likelihood of success. [40:07]

 

  • The professional service model. [44:24]

 

  • Build it and they will come? Guidelines for scaling a business. [47:00]

 

  • Get less resistance and better results by charging more. [52:11]

 

  • What is the end game for Ankur? [58:58]

 

Resources:

 

Anatomy of a $50K Agency (free cheatsheet): alphamentorship.com/50K

 

Follow us on Instagram: @danieldipiazza / @alphamentorship

Sep 9, 2019

Thinking about and being in the creative flow process is one of the most fun and refreshing things you can do with your time and in your life. Entrepreneurship is an extension of creation. When you start a business you are essentially creating something from nothing. And whether you are delivering a product or service, you are creating something that didn't exist before and you are delivering it to someone with a need. You are extracting value and giving value. You are manifesting an outlet for your creativity.

 

This podcast includes tips for getting yourself into a state of flow, the importance of creating measurable benchmarks for your productivity, and how to analyze and refine your cycle for optimum results.

 

Key Points:

 

  • Tips for getting into the creative flow state. [4:52]

 

  • The importance of creating benchmarks for your creativity and productivity. [10:25]

 

  • Pushing yourself is great but quitting while you're ahead will keep you ahead of the game. [17:51]

 

  • Analyze your creative process and then review, refine, and repeat. [20:20]

 

Resources:

 

Anatomy of a $50K Agency (free cheatsheet): alphamentorship.com/50K

 

Follow us on Instagram: @danieldipiazza / @alphamentorship

 

Sep 2, 2019

Today, I tell the stories of what some industry leaders have done to ensure they focus on the core products their customers want. And as an example, I look into the history of one of the largest fast-food chains in the world, to dissect how in the 2000’s they lost their focus and then managed to regain it again to keep their business alive.

 

This podcast demonstrates the importance of having your customer avatar dialed in and the importance of focusing only on a few core products.

 

Key Points:

 

  • McDonald’s is a great example of how a business can lose focus, identify the error, and regain focus. [1:17]

 

  • What McDonald’s did to confuse millions of customers. [4:07]

 

  • The importance of doing what you are good at and focusing on what your customer wants. [7:38]

 

  • Efficiency in business is good until it cuts into the quality of your product. [9:51]

 

  • The idea is to give them what they want and then give it to them even better. [12:12]

 

  • Look to industry leaders for tips on how to elevate your game. [14:40]

 

Resources:

 

Anatomy of a $50K Agency (free cheatsheet): alphamentorship.com/50K

 

Follow us on Instagram: @danieldipiazza / @alphamentorship

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