If you’re starting a new business or launching your marketing career, start with this episode. Amanda talks with Tim Stoddart, a writer & partner (at Copyblogger), a community leader (of Sober Nation), a healthcare marketer (for Stodzy Internet Marketing), and a podcast host (of the Tim Stodz Podcast).
Tim opens up about his sobriety, his idea of a perfect business, and the importance of specificity when starting a company or progressing in your career.
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0:45 - Discovering Copyblogger: How the site ultimately educated Tim on writing effective content for the internet.
5:52 - Copyblogger Pro: New membership service comes with monthly masterclasses, a community of content marketers, and more.
8:42 - Writing advice: Overcoming resistance as a writer.
11:16 - Sober Nation: How Tim’s past led him to begin a blog about sobriety which would eventually become the world's leading online recovery community.
16:11 - What is the perfect business?
18:47 - Building in public vs. building in private.
23:28 - Stodzy Internet Marketing: The importance of specializing in one thing.
26:50 - Local search: The opportunity for businesses and healthcare.
30:27 - Producing podcasts: Preparing for podcasts.
36:42 - Connecting with others: In a way that’s authentic and thoughtful.
38:53 - Time management: Eliminating the need for decision-making wherever possible.
43:15 - Advice for founders: (It’s NOT “Just get started…”)
46:23 - Thanks for listening! Be on the lookout for next week’s episode. If you have questions or suggestions, you can find us on Twitter @growthmachine__.
Copyblogger Pro (6:00)
Sober Nation (11:17)
Success Magazine (12:52)
Purple Cow by Seth Godin (13:19)
Stodzy Internet Marketing (23:28)
Mike Ramsey - Moz article (25:09)
The E Myth by Michael Gerber (30:45)
Roam Research (42:36)