Original Airdate: June 30, 2014
I first reached out to Corbett Barr when I was looking to restructure my business at the beginning of 2013. His popular article, Write Epic Shit caught my eye and I started reading his blog and followed that with his ebook 18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures.
He was gracious enough to email me back and send me a detailed response when I reached out for advice on my current offerings and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
And, he has been nothing but kind, open and helpful. If you’re looking for an entrepreneur who is genuine and really walks his talk, then look no further.
During this interview, he’s outstandingly candid about what he’s doing in his business now and how he got to where he is…enjoying his business and life on his own terms.
Corbett is CEO at Fizzle “a place for creative entrepreneurs, writers, makers, coders and artists, all working to support themselves doing what they love independently on the Internet”. He also runs Expert Enough, a site about wanting to learn more, do more and be more. Corbett has been featured on Mixergy with Andrew Warner, Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn and The Rise to the Top with David Siteman Garland.
Listen to this episode if you want to know more about how Corbett makes connections and interacts with potential customers, how he built his client base and created services and products that make a massive impact.
INTERESTED IN CONNECTING WITH CORBETT?
The Fizzle video ‘What it is. What it ain’t.’ gives you an excellent breakdown.
INTERESTED IN A FEW OF THE THINGS WE CHATTED ABOUT? CHECK OUT THE SHOW NOTES BELOW!
How Corbett Started
0:50 Find out why Corbett says “Societies are better off when more people are in control of their careers.”
2:33 Why He Left Consulting Fortune 500 Companies for Online Marketing
4:40 A Snapshot of How He Works Today
Fizzle, Building Your Community Based on Feedback
5:49 What is Fizzle? How Can it Help Your Business?
7:00 Corbett niched down from Think Traffic to Fizzle. Why?
8:49 Building Your Client Base with Customer Profiles
9:16 Releasing an Incomplete Membership Version and Building a Better Version Based on Need
10:12 How Corbett, Chase and Caleb grow Fizzle
Communicating and Connecting With Your Audience
15:15 Guiding Your Business Based On Fun and What Will Make the Most Impact
17:22 How Your Podcast Can Be a Great Market Research Tool
21:30 How Fizzle Keeps an Active Forum and Empowering Members to Take Ownership
23:03 Naysays? Consider Thinking About the People Who Don’t Say Anything At All. How Can We Get Feedback?
24:42 The Details on How to Keep Your Members Happy and Actively Engaged
Creating the Lifestyle and Moving Past Fear to Entrepreneurship
10:41 A Few Notes on How Corbett Created His Ideal Lifestyle
12:37 On Getting Over Fear and Adjusting to Entrepreneurship
How Corbett Works, What He’s Grateful For and How He Makes Connections
25:59 Corbett’s Ideal Day
28:02 Tools Corbett Can’t Live Without
28:55 How Corbett Prepares for The Day (Hint: Changing His Environment Changes His Creative Outlook)
31:02 How Corbett Makes Connections and Interacts with Potential Customers
32:25 Why Corbett is Grateful and Lives His Dream Lifestyle
34:36 Permission to Enjoy the Moment for What It Is
LOOKING FOR THE RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT? HERE YA GO:
Intercom, User Stats and Send Real Time Messages
Asana, ( …One of My Favorite Project Management Tools)
Geckoboard, Visual Data Simplified
Before I started my business in 2011, I sold online programs, taught online classes and created online curriculum for other people. For the last 6 years, I've built, launched and successfully sold online classes, products and programs for myself. I love showing my clients how to do the same!