Smart Online Business Strategy: Tips for Business, Product Launches, and Marketing from Sarah Russell

Image of Jon Alford PodcastThere’s nothing like receiving solid, trustworthy information straight from a reliable and ethical source.

That’s what you’ll get today on our interview with Sarah Russell from Common Sense Marketing.

(So drop everything you’re doing and listen closely to what we have in store for you today :) )

Some highlights include Sarah’s story of going from 1 client to running a full-blown article writing agency. She also goes on to share her advice on how to manage the business including the methods she employed and lessons learned.

Additional business resources on the show:

  • Strategies to help you with outsourcing (including where to find a 4-part case study!)
  • Advice to freelance writers and aspiring writing agency owners
  • 25 steps to awesome marketing…pure content – delivered free to your inbox!
  • Recommended tools to manage your online business (free and paid examples)
  • Tips on how to turn a free project into cold, hard cash
  • Where to find a high-quality website consultant (who will help maximize your profits)

…and more insanely useful knowledge.

We encourage you to share this with your Twitter followers or Facebook friends. They’ll all thank you later (and call you their hero).

Ready to get the goodness?

Click the play button for 31 minutes of business, product launch, and marketing tips:

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7 Responses to Smart Online Business Strategy: Tips for Business, Product Launches, and Marketing from Sarah Russell
  1. Peggy Baron
    July 17, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Hey Sarah and Jon,
    Thanks for doing this podcast. It was interesting to hear what you learned from your community marketing challenge. And I love that you’re creating a paid product out of it – leaveraging is the way to go!

    I agree that having your own quality product is huge and as you pointed out, it’s a good idea to have a game plan in place for it.


    • Sarah Russell
      July 26, 2011 | 10:54 am

      Peggy – Thanks for listening! Jon and I had a blast putting this together :)

    • Jon
      August 7, 2011 | 9:18 pm

      Hey Peggy thanks for listening!

      Yep, we’re working on moving forward with the paid product. Great times.

  2. Hector Avellaneda
    July 25, 2011 | 9:10 pm

    Jon –

    What’s going on man! That was an awesome interview with Sarah. I had absolutely no idea she started a writing agency after college.

    I really thought her perspective of what her life was going to be like after college was really interesting. Particularly because I think that most college students and recent grads think thats how they will spend their days in corporate America.

    I definitely think it was a great move for Sarah to look for ways to earn extra cash and as a result she started a great writing agency. That was pretty cool to learn from her.

    I think I will definitely have a chat with Sarah in the near future, perhaps for an interview, so that she can share her perspective about entrepreneurship and it’s benefits.

    Way to go on this interview Jon! Thanks fro sharing it. Hope all is well on your end.

    • Sarah Russell
      July 26, 2011 | 10:57 am

      Hector – Thanks so much for listening! You’re right – life after college definitely didn’t turn out how I thought it would… :) I’d say it’s definitely been more of an adventure this way, though.

      And I’d love to chat sometime – please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help!

      • Hector Avellaneda
        July 28, 2011 | 12:08 am

        Hi Sarah!

        Absolutely, I will be tied up for the next week or so but I would definitely love to set some time to connect! You story is very interesting and I know it would be very inspirational to the readership that I am targeting!

        I’ll definitely keep in touch!

    • Jon
      August 7, 2011 | 9:19 pm

      Thanks, Hector. Sarah does have an interesting story to share. Definitely have a chat with her; she’s great for masterminding!

      I think there are a lot of things that turn out quite a bit differently when we compare our pre-college thoughts/dreams to reality :)

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