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It is with great pleasure we bring you this interview with the one and only Ed Dale.

 

If it wasn't for this man, Foundr wouldn't exist. I've been lucky enough to learn a lot of my marketing and online business chops from Ed Dale, so I thought what better reason to bring him on the show to share with us the infamous secrets to doing a $1 million launch.

 

Ed Dale is the creator of The Challenge and co-founder of MagCast. He's helped over 300,000 entrepreneurs start online businesses and is a world re-knowned online marketer.

 

The best place to find Ed is at eddale.co

 

In this interview you will learn:

 

- The processes that Ed goes through to prepare for a $1m launch

- What is good will, and why it matters when it comes to doing a $1m launch

- The secrets to getting other people to promote your products/services when it comes to getting affiliates

- What it takes to create a successful digital product

- & So much more!

Direct download: FP048_Ed_Dale.mp3
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In business, in music, or in life, there are few people you will meet as unapologetically honest as Amanda Palmer. Or as you may know her from the title of her recent tour, Amanda Fucking Palmer. 

A lifelong nonconformist, Palmer has evolved from living statue to award-winning musician—as one half of cabaret rock duo Dresden Dolls and soon to hit the stage opening for Morrissey and Blondie—from TED-talker to esteemed author, and now thought leader.

Palmer’s Twitter bio colorfully advertises a performer, writer, giver, taker, yeller, listener, love-lover and rule-hater to her one million-plus follower base. And from our own conversation with Palmer, all of these qualities seem fairly apt. 

But there’s one thing this self-account fails to capture, and that is how authentic she is. Palmer has built legions of passionate fans—and certainly her share of detractors—by having a unique voice that is louder than her music ever could be. And by simply asking. 

And the answer for many is a loud and resounding YES.

Ask, Don’t Tell

Being a born storyteller has perhaps taken Palmer in directions even she did not foresee. As an arts graduate Palmer began her professional life as the Eight-Foot Bride on the streets of Cambridge, Mass. During this time she honed a deep curiosity for genuine human connection that has been the underlying theme of all her achievements. 

It is this story that Palmer shared on the global TED stage in 2013, when she spoke of the profound encounters she experienced with people from all walks, often people who Palmer sensed were very alone. In her recollection, they would momentarily enjoy very intense eye contact and “fall in love a bit.”

 

In seeking this connection with others, Palmer and her Dresden Dollsbandmate Brian Viglione made a habit of always spending time “signing and hugging” with fans after each concert, and from here, the story takes off. In the past decade, Palmer has couch surfed the globe several times, sourced music, food, instruments and a hundred other forms of support from her loyal fan base, crowdfunded a cool $1.1 million to produce an album, and whipped up a good deal of controversy along the way.

 

In this interview you will learn:

 

- How to embrace your audience

- How to endure criticism and become a revolutionary in your industry

- The importance of asking for help

- How to build an extremely strong community

- Breaking the rules and why they were created

- & So much more

Direct download: FP047_Amanda_Palmer.mp3
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Marketing guru and multiple New York Times bestselling author Seth Godin explains why you should focus less on doing what you're told and more on doing work that's worth doing. In order to take advantage of the unique opportunuties afforded by our times, some rules just have to be broken.

Some people just get it. They grasp the spirit of the times in ways that ordinary people don't. They understand the patterns and progression of history, and can interpret current events and trends with rare wisdom and insight. Seth Godin is one such person.

You might say his knowledge about the world of business borders on the prophetic. You could also safely say Seth Goden is a man who sees the world not for what it is, but for what it could be. He's in the business of change: predicting it, implementing it, and watching it unfold.

You've probably seen his TED talks, his books, his blog, his podcast; he's the one of those characters who are grounded, yet somehow still larger than life. For those late to the Godin party, he's a marketing guru, founder of Squidoo.com and world-renowned author of 17 business bestsellers including Linchpin, Unleashing the Ideavirus, Tribes, and Purple Cow. For a man who understands tribes, he has proved time and again that he can walk the talk, building, in the process, a legion of raving fans-people who thrive on his entertaining blend of business and sociology.

 

In this interview you will learn:

 

- How to when to ship a project and when its ready to be released into the world   

- Why perfect doesn't exist

- The best analogy we have ever heard for good marketing

- Seth's failures

- Why it's YOUR turn! 

- The importance of blogging every day

- & So MUCH MORE!

Direct download: FP046_Seth_Godin.mp3
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So we've decided to mix things up a little with this podcast episode.

 

This one is a short bite-sized episode, detailing our top 7 hacks for Instagram. You're probably not aware, but in the past 8 months we've been quietly building up a very strong community on Instagram, and within the space of 8 months our Instagram account is 197,000+ followers from the time of writing this.

 

So often our community is asking us how we did it, so I wanted to share with you our top tips and tricks on how to gain a massive following on Instagram fast.


In this episode you will learn the following tips:

 

- The importance of posting content regularly

- How to create epic content and why

- Why you should have a CTA (call to action after every post)

- The importance of optimizing your bio and account

- How to use hashtags and a secret hack to increase your engagement in 30 seconds

- What an S4S is, and why it's super important

- Why you should be commenting on other pages.

 

If you would like to learn more on how to take advantage of Instagram for your business make sure you sign up to find out more about our course that we're launching soon called 'Instagram Domination'. You can do so here - www.foundrmag.com/getig

Direct download: FP045_Top_7_Instagram_Hacks.mp3
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