Smart Online Business Strategy: First Episode and Introduction

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Here is the first broadcast of Smart Online Business Strategy from As I hinted at in a previous post about this podcast it’s simply an introduction to the show and what to expect coming down the line.

Putting this together has been an interesting experience and there are a few things of which I’m aware need remedy. But it’s an enjoyable work in process!

In the coming episodes I’ll be jumping right into some strategy sessions. On the next release I’ll share a traffic generation strategy with you that I found and am implementing so you’ll get to hear a bit on how the strategy is working out.

That’s it for today, hit the play button and/or use any of the links below to keep in sync with the show. I’ll see you with a new post on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend!

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17 Responses to Smart Online Business Strategy: First Episode and Introduction
  1. Hector Avellaneda
    April 1, 2011 | 10:55 am


    Great first podcast, man! It’s great to be able to listen to you and hear your insight. You definitely have a lot of experience in working with other small businesses so I am absolutely going to enjoy listening to your insight and your interviews.

    I’m glad that you didn’t decided to hold off on launching your podcast and went right for it. I think I have a few topics I would like to hear your feedback from but I’ll wait for you to request some ideas! :)

    Congratulations, once again, on launching the SMART Online Business Strategy Podcast!

    • Jon
      April 1, 2011 | 11:20 pm


      You’re kind, my friend. Thank you for listening and chiming in here.

      There are some fun interviews coming up and I’ve received some powerful tips from Danny at Firepole Marketing on interviewing so I feel more comfortable about it. It’s going to be a great journey. Glad you’re coming along for the ride!

  2. Heather C Stephens
    April 1, 2011 | 2:31 pm


    I’m excited you got your podcast up and happy for you with your accomplishment! :) Way to go!

    Looking forward to learning from you more! I love case-study type of teachings and that sounds like what you’ll be sharing!

    Great job!

    • Jon
      April 1, 2011 | 10:57 pm


      Thank you for the encouragement and the mention on your site! It’s an honor to get the comment recognition :)

      The podcasts will only improve. For your case study enjoyment I have some of our familiar faces around here lined up for interviews as well as other interesting people I’m excited to introduce to you all.

      Stay tuned!

  3. Jk Allen
    April 1, 2011 | 4:56 pm

    The podcast has arrived. And to my surprise, there’s an absolute natural behind that mic!

    Great job on the first podcast introducing yourself; your background and basically establishing some credibility. I’m looking forward to learning from your experiences and or course from the interviews.

    For me, this weekend I have a few things I need to get done at The Notebook – so while the kids and while are sleep, I’ll be doing by graveyard shift blogging work!

    I love what you’re up to Jon! Thanks for keeping us laced with game!

    • Jon
      April 1, 2011 | 11:00 pm

      Hi Jk,

      Yea I could have edited in more “me me” speak but that was enough. People get the point and I wasn’t going to go on for an hour about each client or case study I have in my toolkit. Have to leave some goodies for the future :) But thank you for listening my friend, I am dedicating myself to improvement.

      Jk I have to congratulate you on a few featured spots I’ve seen of you out there. Your deep insight and genuine care is gaining reach! I’ll catch up with you via email. Thank you!

  4. Murray Lunn
    April 2, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    Hey Jon,

    Just got done listening to the podcast. Congrats on getting it up and running – now that’s some action!

    Overall, it’s a bit rough around the edges but that’s good thing because it’s just like writing for the blog: you’ll get better as you go.

    The most important thing, overall, is just getting started so from now on you’ll be able to finely tune your podcast – can’t wait to hear how things pan out in due time!

    I like that you’re going to keep it short because as much as I like listening to podcasts it’s hard to listen to one that may be an hour. 20 – 30 minutes are perfect. Now that you’ve got yourself established – now’s the hard work: delivering valuable content.

    You’ve already got a ton on here; I’m sure you’ll rock it!

    My big project: Finish up the ebook that I’ve been working on for Murlu. It’s the base on that will establish everything on my blog. I’ve got my trip coming up next week but luckily I’ll have an 18 hour flight so I can write haha.

    Take it easy man – good luck!

    • Jon
      April 5, 2011 | 9:10 pm

      Hi Murray,

      Thanks for giving it a listen and for your honesty! It’ll improve and I will enjoy the process.

      Same here, man. I can’t always spare an hour’s worth of time listening to a podcast. Even if it’s fantastic I still find myself skipping through to parts that I think I’ll have some great takeaways.

      I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for your ebook. Best wishes wrapping it up and have a safe flight (18 hours – yikes!).

  5. Mandy Allen
    April 3, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Just the right length, Jon. I can’t abide recordings that drone on with fluff for hours!

    Enjoy the journey.


    • Jon
      April 3, 2011 | 7:06 pm

      Thank you for listening, Mandy. It’s odd how the masses are divided on length of podcasts. I find myself skipping to the good parts even from my favorite website owners. I will certainly enjoy; it is nice to see you here again.

  6. Adrienne
    April 4, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    Hey Jon,

    Great first podcast, finally get to “hear” you.. Nice! Congratulations on getting your first one up and going. Will definitely look forward to reading & hearing more from you.. :-)

    Thanks for all your help and support Jon! It’s greatly appreciated.


    • Jon
      April 4, 2011 | 8:50 pm

      Thank you, Adrienne!

      I always like to see videos or hear audio from the sites I frequent. It enhances the experience and builds trust. You get to know and trust the person because they feel all the more real (important online).

      You’re welcome and thank you for swinging by again.

  7. Danny @ Firepole Marketing
    April 6, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Hey Jon, congratulations on the first podcast. It’s nice to put a voice with the face (never what you expect, right?). ;)

    I enjoyed it – the format is good, tight, and I like your style – really looking forward to hearing the next one!

    I’ve shared this on Facebook and Twitter – may your audience grow, my friend.

    • Jon
      April 6, 2011 | 10:11 pm

      Thanks a lot, Danny. I really appreciate your help along the way too; you’ve given me great advice for future shows. I look forward to our meeting on Saturday!

  8. Rowena Bolo
    April 7, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Hey Jon,

    I love this first episode! Congratulations, and I am definitely looking forward to the next episodes. Well, how can you have a great writing style and a DJ-quality voice at the same time?! (*envious* he he)…

    Very happy to see your blog massively growing, Jon. Best of luck on all your goals!

    - Rowena

    • Jon
      April 16, 2011 | 11:04 am


      I’m glad you listened in! There are plenty more to come so thank you for the encouragement and kind words. You’re awesome :) See you again soon…

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