How To Build A Loyal Community That Cares About Your Content With David Ralph

David Ralph is an extremely attractive host of the top ranked online show Join up Dots, where in each episode he takes his guests on a journey of discovery following the words of the late Steve Jobs.

David is an ex-corporate trainer with a wife, five kids, a grandson, a cat, and a snail (that might actually be dead already…who can tell?)

July 10, 2018 35 mins Download (MP3)

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01:39 Imagine you just had the best day of your life. Where are you going to eat, and what are you ordering in order to make your day complete?
03:27 Tell me about a time you felt lost or blind in business. What was it like, and how did you overcome it?
05:17 Tell me about a time you felt lost or blind in business. What was it like, and how did you overcome it?
06:53 Being that you’re a seasoned podcaster and business professional, what are some ways that people can gain their own notoriety in the world of podcasting in order to move their brand forward and promote their brand?
08:46 Do you know at what episode at which you thought about branching out and networking?
09:16 Do you remember the point at which that you started to gain traction? As a follow-up, when did you think was a good time to begin monetizing it?
13:45 How were you able to take the average person listening to your podcast, make them a part of your community and eventually converting them into a customer? Take me through that process.
17:20 There are many marketers out there that say “You need the perfect script, perfect email sales funnel, perfect opt in form” and so on. Do you believe that as well? What is your approach to that other side of marketing?
21:25 If there was one person that you could meet on your podcast, who would it be, and what questions would you ask them?
26:20 What is it about Steve Jobs that has led you down the path you’re on today?
30:16 What is your dream?
31:46 The Blind Entrepreneur podcast was created for those individuals that may be temporarily blind in business. To those individuals, what are 3 pieces of advice that you could share with them?

David Ralph’s Dream

My dream is to make my kids proud and actually inspire them to take control of their lives. If you have asked me this about 2 years ago, I would have said something along the lines of “to have the biggest show ever” and such; it was all about me, actually. But now, I think about my kids and I’m trying to teach them that they don’t have to settle for some mundane job in an office; they can spend their time to do whatever they want in order to provide for themselves. I don’t want them to be like I was, being in said office 20+ years ago, only getting a paycheck. I’m trying to tech that they can blend work and fun, and have a life.

Three Pieces of Advice From David Ralph

First of all, start as soon as possible. It doesn’t have to big at first, but it has to be SOMETHING. The longer you take to start, the harder you’ll realize it is to start on your idea, due to being completely clueless about things; they could even be things you didn’t know that you didn’t know. Also, with every new venture, there comes a point where you’ll need money to continue – you WILL have money issues starting out. As soon as you begin your venture, try to save a percentage of your eventual earnings. That way, you can re-invest it into the business and continue to grow it. My last piece of advice would be don’t compare yourself to more than 2 people in your desired industry, or at the very least, observe others in your niche that are better than you. You can pick up some very subtle, but useful tricks and strategies that you can apply to your own business.