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Weekly insights for online business builders and small business owners earning a living doing something they care about. We focus on modern business essentials, self employment, motivation, productivity, audience growth, blogging, podcasting, content marketing, work-life balance among other things!

Weekly insights for online business builders and small business owners earning a living doing something they care about. We focus on modern business essentials, self employment, motivation, productivity, audience growth, blogging, podcasting, content marketing, work-life balance among other things!
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Weekly insights for online business builders and small business owners earning a living doing something they care about. We focus on modern business essentials, self employment, motivation, productivity, audience growth, blogging, podcasting, content marketing, work-life balance among other things!




Episode 329: How do I Know Which Product to Make?

How do we figure out what we should make in our business? How can we tell if that product is going to be viable and profitable? What are the main things to consider in this stage of your business journey, where you need to make some big leaps? Going from the planning stages into production and actual business is obviously scary, it can also be massively exciting and really is the first time you get to share your work with the world. That being said, care and caution must be taken when...


Episode 328: The "Niche" Myth and How to Define Your Audience (FS238)

Shownotes for this episode: The audience we aim to capture and the potential clients we go after are ultimately what make a business stay afloat or sink, without an audience you are not really an entrepreneur, right? So how do we find that particular section of the market that is right for us? How wide or narrow should we cast our nets and what are the indicators we can follow in this regard? In this episode we break down the battle for your products; how niche is...


Episode 327: Introducing – 10 Lessons From 10+ Years Running Online Communities

Show Notes: Are you all ready to finally hear about the great platform we have been working on for the last few years? We have been putting together something we are so excited about and you should be too! Please welcome our very own Palapa! Our new community based messaging service, designed to keep you engaged, up to date and building stronger links with the people that matter. This has been a long time coming and we have taken our time to make sure everything was...


Episode 326: Name Picking Paralysis? Don't Overcomplicate Your Business Setup

Shownotes: If you’ve tuned into the Fizzle Show, it means that you might actually be doing something you care about. Maybe you’re looking for sovereignty, autonomy but also for more fun. There could be something inside of you that just screams for more independence and creativity. There is a lot of potential and opportunity in life – remember, you are not painted into a corner, you are free to do whatever you want, the things that you love. Often in life it feels...


Episode 325: Proper Planning – How to do the right things, in the right order, in the right amount

Shownotes: A business cannot start with at least some planning, right? How important are the planning stages of your journey? How do we ensure that we are planning enough, not too much and not too little? Planning should be given due attention but should not take over all your time and detract from other important areas. If you can balance your planning appropriately and make good decisions in the beginning you can set off on the right foot but that does not mean...


Episode 324: Community & Accountability: Why Staying Social Fosters Success

Shownotes: What are the ways that we entrepreneurs really want to be remembered? Why is it that we do the kind of work we do and reach out to the people around us? What is the ultimate role of our community and the connections we make? Here at Fizzle, we cannot stress the importance of community and communication enough. For us, it is the building block and the end goal of almost everything we do. We both do things in order to serve and create a community but we also...


Episode 323: A Clear Business Direction - Choosing a Topic & Defining Your Audience

Shownotes: How do you hold onto the energy and excitement of the early stages of your business? How do you sustain this “freshness” over the long run? Maybe you're lost and feel stuck before you've even begun... Either way, you need direction! And this direction is made up of two very important things: We want you to find exactly what your business is talking about as soon as possible! Just as important is who you’re talking to. These two pillars, your message and...


Episode 322: How Discipline and Consistency Lead to Success with Vickie Velasquez (FS322)

Shownotes: How do we stay consistent and disciplined in our business? Amidst all the different strategies and business hacks out there, what are some simple ways to build and keep the momentum? How can we do things today, so that the snowball of tomorrow helps itself down the hill? If we can harness the energy of consistency and discipline, everyday, the long term results are often beyond our wildest dreams! Staying on course on a daily basis can create a sense of...


Episode 321: Balancing Your Business Mind and Creative Brain with Chris Do (FS321)

Shownotes: How do we continue to make a path for ourselves, learning, solving problems and making money on the internet? What are the ways in which we, as entrepreneurs, can add value, communicate it and help clients reach their full potential? These questions and their answers continue evolve as the world orbits the sun and we need to grow with them, learning and teaching as we go. It is no good developing single sides of your skills or business, you need to balance...


Episode 320: Uncovering Your Fears and How to Beat Them with Ruth Soukup (FS320)

Shownotes: When last did you feel stuck, whether in your business or just in your level of motivation for life? Do you sometimes wonder why you are not getting forward or why you cannot get yourself to do what you know you have to? In this episode we talk about both the positive and negative effects of fear in our lives. Many times, fear is at the root of our passivity and understanding what scares you will help you to recognize when it's controlling your behavior in...


Episode 319: Myth Busted: Your Business Will Never Let You Focus on One Thing (FS319)

Shownotes: Are you struggling with shame because your Instagram posts don’t get enough likes, or maybe you feel confident because you get tons all the time? Social media and the Internet shape our modern-day business conditions where we have all these opportunities for independent creativity that could lead to an audience and a sellable product or service. There’s still a lot to learn though! Business is a lot like dating. It develops over time, hopefully to a point...


Episode 318: My Business Is Having A Midlife Crisis (FS318)

Shownotes: Is the success that you have now what you set out for? When you reach a milestone in your business does it live up to the expectations you had? Are you where you are supposed to be? These are burning questions a lot of us, as entrepreneurs, have and that we, at the Fizzle Show, are going to try and help you answer. We are all on a constantly evolving path and analyzing and becoming comfortable on this journey is at least half the battle! In this episode,...


Episode 317: Email Hospitality: Copywriting A Personable Email Welcome Series (FS317)

Shownotes: How do we create our ultimate email welcome series? What are the most most important elements and rules that help us connect with new audience members and keep them coming back? Is email still as relevant as it once was? The answer is yes, the stats show that email is more used now than ever before. Most of us know that an email welcome series can go a long way, but that does not mean that concocting great email copy and content is a common skill. In this...


Episode 316: Selling Online for 20 Years: What Quin Amorim Learned (FS316)

Shownotes: How has online business and selling changed in the last twenty years? How can we as entrepreneurs move and change with the times to keep staying profitable, inspired and current? Are there any rules that have stayed the same during this period? Our topic for today centers around the world of online sales and the way in which they have and continue to evolve. The internet has sped up the development of the way traditional sales have functioned and this...


Episode 315: 6 Steps to Go from Crickets to Customers (FS315)

Shownotes: How’s your business? We know it’s not easy to build a business, but it’s also not impossible. Truth is, opening the door to getting a successful business feels like it’s impossible sometimes, but really, it’s just impassable. What you need is to find the key that unlocks that door. The Fizzle Roadmap is a great place to start, teaching you things like differentiating between what you can and can’t control and helping you to discover who you are as a...


Episode 314: How to Start A Business Without A Passion (FS314)

Shownotes: Are you a lifestyle entrepreneur or hoping to become one? How do you build a career that gives you a greater degree of personal freedom and independence so that you can spend your time living the life you want, doing the stuff that makes you happy? On the Fizzle Show we always steer you toward earning a living from doing something that you actually care about, or at the very least, not doing a job you hate! In this episode, we get into the intricacies of...


Episode 313: Perfect for Parents: Passive Income & Building A “Perennial” Business (FS313)

Shownotes: How do we run a business that does not run us into the ground? Can we give energy into our hustle without having none left for anything else? How do we keep the wind in our sails? The idea of managing the size of a business to suit your actual needs seems to becoming more and more attractive to a lot of entrepreneurs. It is something we have spoken about before on the Fizzle Show and we strongly believe you are the one who should decide the scope and...


Episode 312: How To Keep Your Momentum After A (Good or Bad) Launch (FS312)

Shownotes: How do we manage the all important task of launching? What are the most important aspects on which we need to focus? How do we prepare and reflect in order to keep improving and learning? The topic of launching is something that all entrepreneurs, no matter how experienced, should be very familiar with. It is the birthing of your ideas into the real world, the conversion of plans into an actual business. So we are giving you the run down of how to make...


Episode 311: The Science of Controlling Your Emotions: How The ABC Model Will Transform Your Life (FS311)

Shownotes: Do you sometimes feel like you’re trying to push a Sisyphean rock up a hill as an entrepreneur? There will likely be initial excitement about a new business or idea, but what mostly follows is a period where your motivation begins to dwindle and you begin to second-guess yourself. The question is, are you able to get out of that pit? There are also times when you can simply let the rock glide down the other side of the hill, when things seem to happen...


Episode 310: Navigating Your Energy As An Entrepreneur (FS310)

Shownotes: Self-starting entrepreneurs are always confronted with having to manage multiple projects at once. Will you ever get to the point of sorting out all these tasks and responsibilities, and having a greater sense of control over your daily activities? Is it possible to start enjoying the process, even though the circumstances are not ideal? In this episode, we look at practical ways in which you can optimally manage your energy as an entrepreneur, always...