The Mike Dillard Podcast
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Most online entrepreneurs rely on traffic agencies to run and manage their ad campaigns, and those ad campaigns are typically responsible for 90% of a company’s revenue. Hiring a great agency isn’t cheap… In fact, it can cost up to $10,000 or more per month, per marketing channel. So if you want someone to manage your marketing campaigns on Facebook and YouTube, that’s $20,000 per month before you’ve even spent $1.00 on the ads themselves.

I’m going to give you the names a few very successful companies real quick because all of them have one single thing in common… AT&T, Baskin Robbins, Boeing, Coldwell Banker, Fed Ex, Microsoft, New York Life, Shell Oil, Century 21, Chevron, IBM, HBO, Toyota, GE, Levis, Kawasaki, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Holiday Inn, Planet Fitness, and Tony Robbins… So what do these massive companies have in common?

In our previous episode, I interviewed my friend Aaron Parkinson who owns 7-Mile Media, which is a very successful online marketing agency. During that interview, he mentioned that they helped one of their clients go from $0, to more than $2 million per month in revenue in less than 2 years. Well today, our guest is the founder of that company.

There are a lot of new people who are coming into the online business space right now and they’re in the process of figuring out the puzzle just like we’ve all had to do at one point or another. Well today I wanted to help shorten that learning curve for everyone along with the help of one of my oldest friends and colleagues, Aaron Parkinson.

I’ll bet there’s a good chance you’ve had an idea for a software company at one point or another. I’ve built two software systems during my career, and I’m working on a third one right now that you’ll see next year. And I’ll just say this… The software business is extremely difficult, but it can be incredibly lucrative.

Today you’re going to hear a fascinating story from a friend named Ian Clark. When Ian was 46 years old, he was suffering from all kinds of health issues. He had colon cancer, he had open sores on his legs, his body was filled with toxic mold and heavy metals, and he had a completely dysfunctional liver.

Our guest is Shana Lee, and for many years, she was a grinder at the top of her game in real estate. She was one of the most successful agents in the country, and one day she realized that success, and fulfillment are two completely different things. She gave up her career, everything she owned, and headed down a completely new path in life that has led to absolute joy, real fulfillment, the opportunity to discover her true purpose, and financial success, without the stress.

If you’ve been online for the past few years, you’ve probably seen ads from a young man named Dan Henry... Dan has a classic, “rags-to-riches” story thanks to the incredible opportunities that are online right now…

Our guest today is James Schramko. James is one of the longest running, and most respected online marketers in the industry. If you haven’t heard of him, that’s likely because he doesn’t have a massive following on social media? Why not?

One of the most transformative pieces of technology that has opened the gates of entrepreneurship during the past ten years, has been the invention of drag-and-drop funnel building software. Platforms like LeadPages and then ClickFunnels, gave brand new entrepreneurs the ability to create effective sales funnels for the very first time, without the need to learn how to code, or hire an expensive development team.

What if the obstacles holding you back, were all in your head? Well the good news, is that they are. All of your problems and challenges in life are a direct result of the thought you think, and the beliefs you hold about yourself, your circumstances, or the world.

Last month, the murder of George Floyd set this country on fire, figuratively and literally, and it’s lead millions of people around the country to ask a few very important questions… Why does racism exist? Can you actually bring it to an end, and if so, how?

Sabri is the Founder of the fastest growing digital marketing agency in Australia, and the 17th fastest growing company in the country, King Kong. In a short 5 years, Sabri has grown King Kong from 2 employees to more than 60.

Today we have the opportunity to sit down with my friend Justin Brooke, who in my mind, is the king of online ads today. Why? Because he’s the Founder of Adskills, which is the largest paid community for ad buyers. In fact, over 11,000 marketing agency owners and media buyers are members of AdSkills where they constantly trade notes on the latest trends, changes, and strategies in the paid advertising world.

One of the fastest-growing markets in the world is the CBD market. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is one of the many chemical compounds found in the cannabis and hemp plants. Cannabinoids can provide incredible health benefits ranging from improved mood, to better sleep, to pain and inflammation reduction, and they’re completely safe.

So this last Sunday, Michelle and I had a pretty amazing group of friends out on the boat, many of whom have been previous guests on this podcast... Christine Hassler, Stef Sifandos, Tah and Kole Whitty, and Mike Chang to name just a few. We talked about the events that have happened so far this year. We talked about the murder of George Floyd, and how this tragic event can be turned into a force for good.

There’s a part of the human dynamic we all share, which is the need to define ourselves and to create an identity. This set of personal beliefs is what ultimately makes us who we are. These beliefs are created as a result of all kinds of experiences we have in life…

There are millions of people who are being forced or inspired to start their own business for the first time right now, and unfortunately, they’re walking into a jungle filled with landmines. The vast majority of them will spend the next 3-5 years trying to figure out what kind of business to start, what products to sell, how to create a marketing funnel, advertise online, and everything in between.

A lot of business, products, and offers have been hit hard the past few months during this health crisis, but a few have taken off like a rocket. Show Her Off is one of them.

Is there such a thing as bad press, and what would you do if you were Bill Gates’ PR agent right now? Those are two questions I asked our guest today, Kristina Kennedy, who’s the Co-Founder of KickStand Public Relations. One of the most overlooked, and under-utilized resources that business owners can use to get attention and grow their businesses right now, is PR.