Marketing Made Easy by Jottful

Marketing Made Easy by Jottful

An original podcast for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. In each episode, we hold practical and fun conversations with people who know a thing or two — or three! — about how to get more customers for your business.


July 7, 2022 29 mins

From blogs to social media to events, business owners are creating more content than ever. But we often don't have the budget to hire a designer for every task — and we're not sure if we can make professional-looking designs ourselves. 

In this episode, graphic designer Catrina Gardner will reveal all her favorite easy-to-use (and free!) tools for creating designer-quality content.

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Fred Joyal says bold people are never the ones to stop themselves. And Fred knows a thing or two about being bold: he founded 1-800-DENTIST, the nation's #1 free dental-referral service. Now he's the author of "Superbold: From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days."  

Boldness, Fred says, is not something that's innate to the lucky few. Boldness can be taught. In this episode, Fred will share s...

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June 24, 2022 21 mins

The way we make purchase decisions informs the way we sell to others. And the way we sell to others is our "sales personality." 

In this episode, Sabrina Torres will break down the four types of sales personalities — and then teach you how to use yours to your advantage. 

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Matt Ward, author of "The High Five Effect," doesn't work past 1 pm. Nor does he work on Fridays. And he'll take four cruises this year. He's created the lifestyle of his dreams — without doing any of the tedious work often associated with marketing.

In this episode, he shares how he moved his business past the insecurity stage by building recurring revenue and cultivating referrals.

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Just because your business is new or small doesn't mean you can't compete with the big guys. In fact, smaller businesses often have unique advantages. For example, they can be nimble and do things that don't scale.

In this episode, Salesflare founder and CEO, Jeroen Corthout, shares how he entered a crowded industry (CRM) — and managed to build a business with thousands of customers. He discusses the marketi...

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Deirdre Tshien has built multiple successful businesses, across two continents, by cracking the code on social media. 

She's been through all the social-media platform changes (ALL. OF. THEM.) and, more importantly, figured out how to rise above these changes to find new customers and clients.

In this episode, Deirdre helps us understand how social-media platforms evolve and what we need to successfully marke...

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Hernan Sias, co-host of the Business Bros Podcast, describes podcasting as the new "let's get coffee." In this episode, Hernan shares how podcasting can benefit businesses of any size — regardless of whether you sell to consumers or other businesses.

Hernan demystifies the entire process: from booking guests strategically and recording a quality show to promoting your content and using it to supercharge your...

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Nick Loper, the man behind Side Hustle Nation, is nothing if not tenacious. Armed with a microphone and an experimenter's mindset, Nick has grown his community to 75,000 email subscribers and an active 46,000-member Facebook group.

Nick will share his marketing journey with us. Learn how he employed all kinds of content marketing tactics, over many years, and the inflection points he discovered along the way.

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If you're providing a unique service and your brand is largely unknown, how do you make prospective customers aware of your business?

Nathan Labenz, founder and CEO of Waymark, experienced just this challenge. His company provides commercial-making software so anyone can create video ads. 

In this episode, Nathan reveals the process he went through to get discovered. He'll talk about how he tried advert...

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Around the world and through the ages, business owners have greeted each morning with a question: "What can I do today that will have the most impact on my business?" 

Matt Rouse, author of "Flattening the Hamster Wheel," will teach us how to stop grinding and start moving the needle. Learn how to prioritize tactics and make practical, intentional decisions for marketing your business.

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Joseph Wilkins's agency makes videos that "entertain you into buying." And his team is damn good at it. They've delivered videos with 50 million views, sometimes overwhelming clients with more leads than they can handle. 

In this episode, Joseph will walk us through the eight-step process his team uses to make funny sales videos that convert into leads. Learn how you can replicate their process for your...

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As a business owner, you're probably doing even more public speaking than you realize: sales calls; elevator pitches; speaking events; video marketing; and more! Oh my! Becoming a more confident public speaker can help your business improve across the board. 

Brendan Kumarasamy, founder of MasterTalk, will share his tips & tricks for everything from practicing with intention to presenting in virtual settings. You&...

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Showing up and being consistent when marketing your business is critical to success. And consistency is easiest to maintain when there's some sort of system in place.  

In this episode, Jackie will reveal how to develop a lightweight system that's appropriate for marketing a small business. She'll help us understand what common software applications we might need to maintain such a system, including: CRM, em...

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Having founded three businesses and successfully sold one, Raj Goodman Anand knows how to build sales momentum. He now runs a content-marketing shop where he teaches other business owners how to achieve sustainable growth. 

In this episode, you'll learn how content marketing can be applied across multiple channels to propel your business's growth. Raj will share his expertise on when to delegate, what to automate...

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We've all witnessed the magic that happens when a business uses just the right words to describe their customers and the benefits they deliver. But few business owners are gifted copywriters. How can we find the language that will attract prospects and win deals?

In this episode, Monica Badiu teaches us how to gather intel from our prospects and customers to identify the specific words and phrases that motivate them. ...

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When Travis Rosbach first launched his steel water-bottle brand, Hydro Flask, he relied on some scrappy tactics (and a lot of well-placed swag!) to get noticed.

Seeing results, Travis leaned into this cheap-and-creative guerrilla marketing effort. Ultimately, he built Hydro Flask into a multi-million-dollar brand that he later sold for $210MM.

In this episode, you'll get inspired by Travis's bold and low...

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Chelsey Knuth, aka: The Wisconsinista, knew nothing about social media marketing. But she was inspired to share photos of her home state on Instagram. She slowly grew a loyal following and a flourishing side gig as a "creator." Her Instagram account now appears on the first page of search results for "Wisconsin influencer" and garners her 20 clients a year seeking to reach her audience. 

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If you're in a service business, you've surely realized your income potential is limited by the number of hours you can work. Have you thought about packaging your expertise as a product you can sell over and over again, such as a course? In this episode we're joined by Marcio Santos, founder of Nerd Digital. Marcio helps business owners turn their expertise into courses that sell.

Marcio's advice is no...

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Shawn Walchef's sports-entertainment restaurant concept started as a dud. He and his partner tried all the standard marketing tactics, but their restaurant just wasn't standing out from the crowd. Then one day Shawn started telling the restaurant's story with short, unscripted videos — and he saw reservations start to grow. Today Shawn runs Cali BBQ Media, a company that includes the restaurant, an online store, and ...

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Jodi Brandstetter turned an $8000 investment and a knack for writing into a book that's delivered new clients, client upgrades, paid speaking engagements, and abundant press coverage and credibility. 

Think you can't author a book? Jodi wrote "Hire by Design" while serving as tutor, lunchlady, and playground supervisor for her five-year old child. She'll share how she managed to get it done (and st...

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