It’s become a custom each new year at JamesSchramko.com to cast a look back on what we’ve published and take stock. What were the standouts? What struck a chord with our audience? What got downloaded and shared?
From a year’s worth of material we single out the top 10 performers (with maybe an extra one or two) and highlight them in a special post.
This is our special post for 2020. Listen in, see if your favorites made the list, and enjoy.
11 – 727 – 11 Steps for Mastering Change in Uncertain Times
These are unusual circumstances we’re living in. And back when it first started, many of us were in confusion on how to deal. As early as then, though, James had some grasp of what it would take to weather the strangeness, having survived economic and lifestyle change twice before.
The advice he came up with on mastering change is just as applicable almost a year later. If you’re open to a helpful guide on managing change in the workplace and in life, and basically dealing with these challenging times, check out the 11 steps he’s put together in this bonus episode.
10 – 719 – 5 Pillars of Accelerated Growth with Kory Basaraba
Kory Basaraba of GrowFast Marketing has built a career on helping people with their business growth strategies. After years of such work and dozens of satisfied clients, he’s identified five elements that are key to speedy expansion.
Impatient to get growing? Head over to our interview, where we go through each pillar and how to grow your business fast.
9 – 720 – How to Start a Membership from a 500 Email List – The Membership Series
With a list just 500 strong, you can create a membership site. Seem small? You’d be surprised. Kleq’s John Lint and James both own thriving membership businesses. And they can tell you how to start a membership site and convert subscribers into paying members, achieving that holy grail of business: recurring income.
That’s what they do in this short but value-packed episode. No wonder it’s such a downloaded episode, not to mention one of our most-shared content on the blog.
8 – 722 – (Case Study) Building A Membership From A Tiny List
In Episode 720, we told you how to start a membership site from a small list. In Episode 722, we share the case study of someone who actually did it. Pastor Bill Giovannetti took his tiny email database and, after one failed attempt, formulated a membership offer that took.
His business is now thriving, and he credits both James Schramko and the all-in-one membership solution, Kleq, with helping him create a membership site that is a complete success.
7 – 708 – How MerryBody Membership Grew from Zero to 544 Members in Just 10 Months
Carla and Emma Papas are the lively personalities behind the MerryBody Membership. Together, the sisters serve up yoga and Pilates training to over 500 members. How they set about building an online community from zero to its current number is a story you’ve got to hear.
Creating an online community and keeping it running with launches used to be a source of stress for the duo. With the help of James Schramko, it’s now a rewarding passion project that generates a healthy recurring income.
6 – 718 – How to Understand and Overcome Fear with Rhonda Britten
Fear plays a major role in our behavior and decisions, if we were just to admit it. Master life coach Rhonda Britten specializes in how to identify and how to overcome fear. Her expertise has taken her into books and television, winning her an Emmy and getting her featured more than once on Oprah.
In her appearance on SFB live, Rhonda talks about understanding fear and how to overcome fear and anxiety. She introduces concepts like the wheels of fear and freedom and how we can use them to manage our fear and live a life of self-mastery.
5 – 710 – Most Emails are Crap, and How to Stand Out in the Inbox (with Sue Rice)
Email is not dead, as some people think. It’s still hugely important in online marketing. Too few marketers, however, appreciate sales email or know how to use it effectively. Which is why James invited copywriter Sue Rice onto the show.
Together, they discuss why email copywriting is so powerful, how to do it right, and what the rewards are when you do sales email copywriting correctly.
4 – 706 – The Simple Guide to Video Scripts That Convert With Patrick Kenney
Videos are a highly engaging marketing medium, and use of videos will only increase due to the ease with which they can now be made.
YouTube ads specialist Patrick Kenney helps business owners in writing video scripts that both entertain and convert. Having been a JamesSchramko member for two years, he connected with me at a live event, which lead to this episode.
Here we walk through Patrick’s script-writing process and discuss some formats that come in handy when creating a youtube ad script or video for marketing.
3 – 707 – What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Podcast
Keywords: podcasting tips and tricks, podcast topics
James has been podcasting for a decade. His student, friend and business partner, Charley Valher, makes a living helping people with their podcasts. Along the way, they’ve both learned podcasting tips and tricks that would have been immensely helpful when they were just starting out.
Through podcast topics like this one, we aim to save you growing pains in your podcast journey. Check out this specially-requested and third most popular episode from 2020.
2 – 761 – Business Cheat Sheet with Rob Hanly – Part 1 of 3
One of the things to like about business coach Rob Hanly is he does things with flair. Looking through his Instagram one day, James made an exciting discovery: an incredibly savvy cheat sheet on how to succeed in business, contained in a single paragraph.
This guide on how to run a successful business just had to be shared. So James invited Rob onto the show to roll out his ideas in a three-part series of episodes. Check out this first installment and see why it’s our second most-downloaded episode from last year.
1 – 725 – The Greatest Hits Content System To Get More Traffic With Less Content – Chris Von Wilpert
Content Mavericks’ founder Chris Von Wilpert makes content that goes viral. His high-quality posts sometimes convert at 23 percent!
We were privileged to have Chris on the show last March, where he talked freely about his business journey and how to write an article. He was also generous enough to share the frameworks he uses to get more blog traffic, so that listeners could apply them to their own content.
We predicted this episode would become our most downloaded of the year, and true enough, it tops our list with the most downloads as well as one of the highest numbers of shares.
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