Podcast Episodes - Screw The Commute

523 – Can you pass a Social Media Microtest?: Tom talks Social Media Strategy

Social Media. Well, now why do I call it a necessary evil? The thing is you are expected to have it. Whether it's doing anything for you or not is a different story, but you're expected to have it. The first place someone is going to check you out is your social media, if they want to do business with you, so they want to make sure you are current and you're a real person.

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522 – Make great videos without spending a fortune: Tom talks Beginning Video Editing

Creating professional looking videos doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Tom's been doing that for years without spending wads of cash, and his secret weapon is on this episode. We talk about all that and how to get a Hollywood look on a small business budget with everyone's favorite Video Guy, Marc Bullard.

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521 – These are the backbone of your website: Tom talks WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins are part of the engine that drives your website. In order to get the most from that website, you need to understand what plugins are, how they work and which ones you should use. We talk about that in this episode with Tech Sensei, and everyone's favorite IT Guy, Larry Guerrera.

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520 – These will help you move and respond faster: Tom talks Marketing Tools

Marketing tools can be powerful ways to increase your business, get more customers and service those customers without pulling your hair out. There's lots to learn here, so take good notes and follow through. Your business can grow if you work smart.

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519 – Increase sales and be more efficient: Tom talks Ask Me a Shopping Cart Question

Today we'll talk about shopping carts, why you must use one, why PayPal is NOT a substitute for a good shopping cart and lots of other things that will help increase your sales.

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518 – How to make money on others’ products: Tom talks Ask Me an Affiliate Marketing Question

Today we're doing ask me an affiliate marketing question. Now this is going to be from the perspective of you promoting other people's products for a commission. I've made millions of dollars doing this and and even though it's not that complicated, there are specific things you need to know, and that's what I'm going to tell you in this episode.

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517 – Make Pinterest’s algorithm like you: Tom talks Pinterest for Advanced

This is going to be Pinterest for Advanced and this is all based on a webinar I hosted with Daniel Hall and John Kremer, and this was the only webinar I've ever hosted where it was so good, the attendance went up in the middle of the event because people were telling their friends about it while it was going on.

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516 – More of the How and Why of Podcasting: Tom talks Ask Me a Podcast Question Part 2

Today we're going to talk about recording environment, preparing to market, getting guests, marketing inside your episodes, launch teams, pre-recording and a bunch more. Plus, I'm going to tell you how I got invited to the White House and got a speaking engagement where I never should have gotten one, just by being a podcast host.

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515 – The How and Why of Podcasting: Tom talks Ask Me a Podcast Question Part 1

This is part one of a two part series called Ask Me a Podcast Question. Man, I've done a lot of podcasts. There's five hundred and fifteen of my own here, and I don't know how many hundreds of others I've done recently on other people's podcasts, so I know a little bit about podcasting.

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514 – Move to the next level of targeted traffic: Tom talks Pinterest for Intermediates

We're going to talk about Pinterest for intermediates. I'm going to concentrate on getting set up and the two main parts of Pinterest, which are boards and pins.

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513 – Get better on stage: Tom talks Ask Me a Great Speaking Question

Today's episode is Ask Me a Great Speaking Question and episode 512 was Ask Me a Speaking Business Question. You have to have both if you really want to make money as a pro speaker because if you don't have the business part, you'll probably not make much money. You won't know what to do with contracts and agreements and deposits and stuff like that.

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512 – Up your Speaking Game: Tom talks Ask Me a Speaking Business Question

We're talking about Ask Me a Speaking Business question. If you've ever thought about being a speaker, or if you are a speaker, there's two things you have to master in the business of speaking, which is what I'm going to talk about today.

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511 – Get massive amounts of FREE targeted traffic from Pinterest: Tom talks Pinterest for Beginners

Talking about Pinterest and how you can use it to really drive traffic, cold traffic, to your websites, etc. It's a powerful tool and different from other social media.

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510 – Be a product producing machine: Tom talks Ask Me a Product Production Question

We're going to do an Ask Me a Product Production Question episode. Last one was Ask Me a Video Question. So we're going to be doing a lot of these and I'll be doing more product production website questions, all kinds of stuff in the future.

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509 – Create the best video you can: Tom talks Ask Me a Video Question

In this episode, I focus on the questions I've gotten on video and all things connected to it. Be more efficient and improve the quality of your videos and the audio with them.

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508 – More ways to do things faster and better: Tom talks Cell Phone & Tablet Automation

Cell phone and tablet automation. I am on iPhone and iPad. So the thing is folks, if you're on Android or some other tablet, all of them kind of follow suit with these features. Yeah, iPhone claims that they rolled out stuff first, right? Who cares, right? The fact is, is that almost all of the things I talk about are available on your other platforms if you happen to be on other platforms.

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507 – Another set of queries from the Grab Bag: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

I've got another set of questions from my bottomless Grab Bag, all from listeners like you. We're going to cover a variety of things in this episode. Listen up and learn!

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506 – New and novel ways to sell: Tom talks Ask Me a Selling Question

I've been doing a lot of ask me a questions because I got so darn many questions coming in all the time. But this one is going to be ask me a selling question. So if you really get serious about any of the topics I cover in this episode, it's going to mean at least an extra million dollars over your career.

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505 – A panoply of potpourri from our listeners: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

I'm going to do another ask me a question session because there's just so darn many questions I get all the time and I guarantee you don't know the answers to all these questions.

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504 – One of my few idols in this business: Tom interviews Mark Joyner

Mark Joyner is an author, inventor and a serial entrepreneur. He's currently serving as founder and CEO of Simpleology, a web application that helps people and teams get more done faster. He started as the first e-book publishing company, the first online ad tracking company, the second pay per click search engine and he invented the tracking pixel. And he also started a website called Start Blaze that went to number thirty six globally within six weeks of launching with zero dollar ad budgets.

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503 – What’s a developmental book editor?: Tom interviews Dan Janal

Dan Janal works with top business leaders as a book coach and ghostwriter, and no matter where you are in the book writing process, Dan can help. He's written more than a dozen books, and as an Award-Winning newspaper reporter, he's interviewed President Gerald Ford and First Lady Barbara Bush and a whole bunch of other luminaries and every entrepreneur should write a book.

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502 – Easy way to get higher search rankings: Tom talks Title Tags

Title tags. I will give you the ins and outs of title tags and why they are so important. Also, what you can do to make your WordPress sites get some love from the search engines. If you want to be found, pay attention and take good notes!

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501 – More stellar questions from our Grab Bag: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

I've got more great questions from our listeners on a variety of subjects. And I have the answers! Membership sites, Audience temperature, Quora, Title Tags and more.

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500 – Special 500th Episode: Tom talks Antion Success Method

This episode is loosely based on a eulogy I wrote for my father in the year 2000, where I wrote down 10 leadership tips I learned from him since I was a little boy. I'll be throwing in some other ones and some spin offs as we go along. What I plan on doing is popping back and forth from that eulogy to my commentary. I want to make sure you get some learning points on things that you can do to really be much more successful in your life and in business.

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499 – See past your cognitive bias: Tom talks Functional Fixedness

Learn all about Functional Fixedness and how it affects your business and personal life. Yes, it sounds way out there, but I'll make it all clear for you in this episode.

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498 – QR codes, Flash Briefings and Google Oh My: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

I've got more great questions from our listeners on a variety of subjects. And I have the answers!

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497 – Life’s challenges didn’t stop this vet from helping others: Tom interviews Caleb Blair

Caleb Blair is here. He's a young serial entrepreneur that started in the construction industry and has transitioned into marketing after struggling most of his life with mental health issues. He found healing and understanding human behavior and psychology. He now operates projects ranging from mobile apps, digital marketing, finance and even wilderness retreats in Alaska. And he has a company called Monkey Wrench Marketing.

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496 – The Grab Bag runneth over with questions: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

This is Ask Me a Question, so here's some of the questions I get. I get hundreds of them every week, so here we go.

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495 – The guilt of deployment may never go away: Tom interviews James Felts

James Felts is here. He's a devoted father and husband to three beautiful girls and he prides himself on the three P's: professionalism, personality and perseverance. And he co-founded with Marty Martinez Joint Task Force 214. And James and Marty started the Lounge with Legends Show, which is dedicated to celebrating veterans success and countering the narrative that veterans are all broken misfit toys.

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494 – Can driving a forklift help your web design?: Tom interviews Jared Ledbetter

Jared Ledbetter is here. He started out with WordPress after WooCommerce came on the scene and he eventually migrated to Shopify. And, you know, back in the early days, there weren't any easy web builder options for WordPress like there are today. So, he had to learn HTML, which I want nothing to do with. I probably know just a tiny little fraction. Once in a blue moon, I need to know something about it. But guys like him have minds like steel traps.

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