Laura owns a content marketing agency, and is a bestselling author on content marketing. She extracts the expertise from start-ups, consultants and entrepreneurial companies, and distills it into books, copy, and blog content that generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales every year.
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- Know what your expertise is and build upon that.
- There is no value in hiding what you know from others.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
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- 00:13 – Free Podcast Course – A free 15 day course on how to Create, Grow & Monetize YOUR Podcast!
- [00:55] – Laura is Australian by birth, and got into content marketing from working as a publicist—she is currently living in Portugal
- [02:09] – Laura’s expertise is in helping entrepreneurs be systematic and very organized in their content marketing
- [03:25] – Laura shares a study by Sales Force, wherein people need at least 6-8 interactions with a business before they are ready to buy
- [05:06] – Laura said your domain expertise, as an owner, is your business
- [06:07] – JLD explains the importance of ILT: invest, learn, teach
- [07:15] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Laura’s worst entrepreneurial moment was when she worked hard for her business, but ended up without any clients for a period of time because she did not build her own systems
- [09:07] – “Always keep an eye on the end goal and make sure you are doing your work”
- [09:24] – JLD shares that we are all building lifestyle businesses
- [10:28] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Laura’s AH-HA moment was knowing how to create content, particularly writing a book
- [12:25] – JLD talks about saturation and how to “rise above the noise”
- 12:48 – JLD discusses the blog Wait But Why
- [13:45] – Laura explains the importance of committing to what you are doing
- [14:33] – What are you most FIRED up about right now? – The quality aspect
- [14:51] – JLD asked Tim Urban to create a podcast out of his blog
- [15:27] – Laura shares there is no value in hiding what you know from other people
- [16:28] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “I didn’t know how to get from where I was to being an entrepreneur”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “The money is in the follow-up”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – Complete disconnected time while walking and thinking about core priorities
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Hemingway
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz
- 20:30 – Connect with Laura at her website where she has a gift for Fire Nation and through Instagram
- [20:58] – “Be committed, be humble, but let people know”
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