Category - Entrepreneurship

#TechBlab Ep 43 – Top 10 Apps

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Saad Kamal & Sean McKenna

 

Promo, the instant video creation platform from Slidely. Promo is a one stop video creation system. It’s simple, efficient and 100% optimized for social.
Yapply is an online content discovery and social networking service that enables its users to have realtime conversations on any web page.
Miranda is a great app for scheduling across multiple time zones. I am now using this for all future meetings.
ProShot by Edward Kezeli
https://appsto.re/us/9fDg3.i
Superimpose Studio by Pocket Bits LLC
https://appsto.re/us/zn6vJ.i
Youtube to Facebook Share
Facebook Canvas
Html Signature Generator
Find and Compare the Best Tools for your Startup
Entrepreneur Tools
News:
Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 at March event; new Apple Watch models revealed
Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware at an event in mid-March, according to sources, with the most likely device being a new iPad Air. This new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, presumably to be called the “iPad Air 3,” will be launched alongside the a new 4-inch iPhone known as the “iPhone 5se” and a series of new Apple Watch models. Apple is currently planning to hold its keynote during the week of March 14th, but the final date is still in flux, according to sources.
Google speeds up Chrome for iOS with Apple’s WKWebView, launches Data Saver extension out of beta
 
A week after launching Chrome 48 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google has released Chrome 48 for iOS with a big focus on performance and stability. The company has also launched its Data Saver extension for the desktop out of beta. You can download the latest Chrome for iOS version from Apple’s App Store and the Data Saver extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Thanks to WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes or runs out of memory, it doesn’t take down Chrome with it. As a result, the company’s browser now crashes 70 percent less on Apple’s mobile platform
Unlockd signs US deal with Boost Mobile worth up to $100 million
 
Mobile customers can reduce their phone bills by $5 per month by displaying targeted ads, offers and content from brands and media companies including Starbucks, Levi’s and Lyft at various times when they unlock their handset.
Pandora Revamps Its App To Better Compete With Spotify, Apple Music

#Techblab Episode 35 – New Year’s Resolutions & Goals

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Saad Kamal, Sean McKenna With guests: djjaron, Mat Sherman, Cliff Bodenweiser, Kevin Mullett, and Adam Tech

 

  1. https://www.committo3.com/ – Daily Focus, Accountability and Success. Achieve daily goals with support from your peers.
  2. http://www.stickk.com/ – Set your goals & Achieve them
  3. Evernote – http://evernote.com
  4. https://www.futureme.org/ – Send yourself an email in the future.
  5. Audio Books – Read 2 Books for Free: http://www.audible.com/twit2
  6. http://wayoflifeapp.com/ – Ultimate Habit Building app
  7. https://nozbe.com
  8. http://www.stridesapp.com/
  9. https://workflowy.com/ – Organize your brain
  10. 30/30 – Timer + Task – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/30-30/id505863977?mt=8
  11. Any.Do – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/any.do/id497328576?mt=8
  12. Coach.me – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lift-your-daily-coach/id530911645?mt=8
  13. Linkedin Connected – Get a better job – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/linkedin-connected/id635424128?mt=8
  14. Happier – Daily Gratitude Journal – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/happier/id499033500
  15. Level – Track your Expenses: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/level-money-manage-money-budgets/id706366965?mt=8
  16. https://www.cloze.com/
  17. http://richpreview.com/

#Techblab Episode 26 – #Snapchat for Business /w @JedRecord

<iframe style=”max-width: 100%;” src=”https://blab.im/techbloke-saad-techblab-ep-26-social-media-for-smbs-with-jedrecord” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”none”></iframe>
Beginners Guide to Using Snapchat by TechBloke
How to Use Music on Snapchat
 
The Noob’s Guide to Using Snapchat
10 Step Guide: How to Grow a Following on Snapchat
 
Telling a Story on Snapchat
How to Gain up to 30% More Views on Snapchat within 24 Hours
The Best Account on Snapchat
5 Reasons Your Brand Sucks on Snapchat
Using Facebook Ads to Grow Your Snapchat Audience
How Brands Can Reach Mass Audiences on Snapchat
Find people to follow:
Slinger App

#TechBlab Episode 19 – Entrepreneur’s Toolbox

– Google for Work
– Trello
– Dropbox
– OneDrive
– Evernote
-OneNote
Zoom
Clickfunnels
Asana
Slack
Hire VA/Temp Staff
PostPlanner
Buffer
Freedom – Block Distractions
Canva
IconFinder
Convertkit
Stormboard – online brainstorming
Domain Search
Stripe
GumRoad – Sell digital files
Alibaba
AliExpress
Moo Cards
A/B Testing for Websites – Optimizely
Xero
Sqwiggle – Team Collaboration, Chat, Video
Fiverr/Fever
Audible
Meetup
HARO
Shopify
Theme forest
On Demand business advice
99 Designs
Open source Legal Documents
Product Hunt
KickStarter
Cloudflare
 
Sunrise Calendar-
Flux for eye strain
Marks
Scrivener
Mindset Mindmanager
Asana
Smart sheet
Harvest for time tracking
HubSpot
Yesware
Nimble
17 Hats
Appear
Plus and Minus

#TechBlab Episode – 18 Get More Opt-ins/Leads on Your Site (Tools/Apps/Strategies)

 

#TechBlab Episode – 18 Get More Opt-ins/Leads on Your Site (Tools/Apps/Strategies)

What Makes a Good Lead Magnet?

– Relate to knowledge they lacks
– It should also solve their particular problem
– Can be easily digestible within minutes
– Lead magnet need to tie back with your product in the backend and their buying intent.

Types of Lead Magnets:

– E-books and white papers
– Minicourses via email
– Cheat sheets
– Video or video series
– Audio recording, podcast
– Free course / webinar
– Assessment or test
– Free coupons
– How to be a smart buyer of X
– Things you need to know before buying Y
– Free online tools (home decor planner, pet optimal nutrition calculator, car online custom tuning etc)
– Free Shipping
– Quiz
– Giveaway / Contest
– Workbook
– Tools List
– Printable
– Private Facebook Group
– Consultation Call 1-1

Coming up with Content for Lead Magnet:

1 ) What are the top 3 questions you are constantly asked when people want to know about your business?
(These common questions are a perfect starting point to help you start seeing what your audience most needs from you)

2) What are your audience’s PAIN POINTS? (Figuring out what keeps them up at night and the obstacles that get in their way will help you understand their needs and become even more valuable to them.)

3) What sort of value can you add that your ideal audience wont be able to pass up?

3. Questions to Ask: (Try to get 3 Yes)

-Is it so irresistible that your audience will actually feel they’ve missed out if they pass it up?

-Will your lead magnet get your audience results, save them money or solve a problem?

-Will their positive outcome happen quickly? (Remit Sethi – How to save Annual Fees on Credit Cards)

Researching Lead Magnet Ideas:

1. Quora.com
2. Google Adwords Keyword Planner
3. BuzzSumo

Tools for Creating opt-in Boxes

Facebook Lead Ads

https://www.facebook.com/business/news/lead-ads-launch

Sumo Me
http://sumome.com/
– List Builder
– Welcome Matt
– Scroll Box
– Smart Bar

Option Monster

http://optinmonster.com/ – $9/month / $49 – year
– Exit Intent® Technology
– Page Level Targeting
– A/B Split Testing
– drag & drop builder
– Mobile only popups

Bloom

– $89 per year (For all Plugins + Themes of Elegant themes)
– locked content form
– Form Triggers (e.g After Purchase, Show on certain pages)
http://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/bloom/
Types of Opt-ins:

Email Opt in Boxes

KingSumo
-Giveaway – $198
http://kingsumo.com/apps/giveaways/

List Fusion
http://codecanyon.net/item/list-fusion-best-popup-and-lead-generation-plugin/8565621

Booking / Consultation
https://calendly.com/
http://www.scheduleonce.com/

#TechBlab Episode – 17 Building Membership Sites via #WordPress (Plugins/Themes)

Common things to look into when deciding on a membership site:

– Content Protection
– Tiered Membership
– Multiple Membership Levels/Products per user
– User controlled billing/cancellation
– Forum Integration
– Affiliate integration
– Trial offers
– Drip content with specific start dates
– Auto generate core pages (checkout/registration)
– Pausing membership
– Payment processing (Integration with stripe/paypal etc.)
– Upsells and One time offers
– Discount/Coupon code
– Email notifications
– Email integration (with Mailchimp/Aweber etc)

– Wishlist Member
http://member.wishlistproducts.com/

– Click Funnels – $97/month
http://clickfunnels.com

– Zippy Courses – $199 initial / $99 recurring per year
https://zippycourses.com/

– S2 Member – $89/single site license
http://s2member.com/

– Coursecats – $49/month
https://www.coursecats.com/

– Membermouse – $19.95/month
https://membermouse.com/

– Memberpress
https://www.memberpress.com/

– Ontraport
https://ontraport.com/

Member Ship Pro
http://codecanyon.net/item/ultimate-membership-pro-wordpress-plugin/12159253?ref=naes993

Here is a new BETA membership plugin

Paid Member Subscriptions – Beta

Kajabiapp
https://www.kajabiapp.com/

Optimize Press
https://www.optimizepress.com/

Opt in From Mike:

Download our membership plugin comparison chart


Direct Link:
http://www.themembershipguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/plugin-comparison-table.png
Kick Ass Membership Planner:
http://www.themembershipguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/The_Kick_Ass_Membership_Planner.pdf

#TechBlab Episode 16 – Planning a Trip? Top Apps for #Travel #Flights #Hotel

Watch the replay HERE

 

#TechBlab’s Top Apps for traveling

These are not in any significant order. Leave any additional apps or websites in the comments below and we’ll check them out and add them to our list! Enjoy!

#TechBlab Episode 15 – Awesome Presentation Apps + Gadgets

Catch the replay HERE

– Apple Keynote (Free with recent Apple computer, iPad or iPhone)
– Prezi.com
– Google Slides
– Slideshare (For sharing and embedding Presentations)
– http://slidedog.com/ (Mix and match your fav presentation tools)
Presenting via Evernote
– Works on Mac or Windows
– Basic account is free, Premium account is $49.99 per year
– Need Premium account to do presentations
– Can do 30-day free trial
– Present your notes directly from Evernote by clicking on presentation mode
– Biggest plus: So much faster to make than PowerPoint or Keynote slides!
– Biggest minus: Limited on formatting the slides
– Blue, pink, green pointers
– Day mode (white background, black text) or Night mode (black background, white text)
– Font scaling
– Use layout editor to make dividing lines between text where you want slides separated
– When you want to share presentations on a secondary monitor, or project them onto a larger screen….
-On Windows or Mac: Set up your secondary monitor from the Control Panel (Windows Desktop) or System Preferences (Mac). On Evernote for Mac, you can even edit a note on your laptop screen while presenting it on a large screen. To do this, simply disable screen “mirroring” before you start presentation mode. Select the ‘Change Screen’ (Ctrl + S) button while in presentation mode to select which monitor to display your notes on.
– On iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: Use AirPlay to present to a second screen right from your device.
Places to buy Powerpoint/Keynote themes:
Tools to make quick graphics for Presentation:
– Canva.com
– Picmonaey.com
Best Places for Free/Paid Stock Photography?
– https://stocksnap.io/ (Free Stock Photos)
– Adobe Stock: https://stock.adobe.com/
–  https://unsplash.com/ (Free)
– http://www.kevinmullett.com/my-49-stock-photography-sites-mega-list/?ref=blab
Best Places to Get Fonts for Presentation/Design
Explainer Video/Corporate Video/Animated Video for Presentation
Camera Awesome
Extra:
Gadgets for Presentations
– Asus S1 –  http://amzn.to/1Gc4RGF
– RIF6 Cube – http://amzn.to/1LjxBtW
– AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI Adapter – http://amzn.to/1Gc52Bz
– HDE® 10ft. Mini Display Port Male to HDMI Male Cable – Direct Connect Macbook to HDTV
– Ugreen Mini Displayport Adapter Mini Displayport to HDMI VGA 2 in 1 Adapter Converter (Thunderbolt Port Compatible) Premium ABS Case for Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac, Macbook Air, and Mac Mini White
Create Polls

#TechBlab Episode 7 – Online Advertising (FB/Twitter/Google Adwords)

Catch the Replay here: bit.ly/techblab7

Google Ads: