TMBA 112 (LBP101) – The Insider’s Guide To Thinking Outside The Index

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Coming off the euphoric high of 100th Episode bliss, Dan and Ian settled in this week to get back to business making money…for others. That’s right, they’re kicking around some angel investment ideas that would end with a qualified start-up getting some runway to make their lifestyle business dream a reality.

Is an angel investment accelerator worth the time, resource, and money effort or should they just stop pansying around and make some real investments?

In the Meat & Potatoes, Dan takes to the interview seat to chat with Matt Paulson, who has saved the LBP from a fate worse than death – Site Server Error. When Matt isn’t swooping in like a boss to save Dan and Ian, he’s running a web content company that focuses on various consumer and financial websites and newsletters. Matt has managed to build a devoted following that constantly increases with new readers and customers by NOT focusing on his SERP and SEO strategies.

Instead, he thinks Outside the Index and uses unorthodox content oriented strategies to continue to build and grow.

Some of his best Outside the Index strategies include:

  • YouTube and Google image content
  • Content Writers vs. Scraping Content
  • Content Generating Sites like Bing and Yahoo Finance
  • News Search Engines (Not Your Average SERP)

DCers Making Biznass Happen in Berlin

Listener Questions/Comment:

  • Each week I recommend a different podcast to my Master’s students.  I ran across your podcast a couple of months ago, and have become a loyal listener.  I appreciate that fact that you talk about (and see as important) lifestyle ventures.  The majority of entrepreneurship-related podcasts, as you know, focus primarily on technology and Web-based startups.  As a result, I find your podcast to be refreshingly different. ..I find your podcast to be actually more relevant than most because you talk about ventures that are achievable for the majority of people. – Dr. Bruce Barringer, Spears School of Business (Oklahoma State University)

Mentioned:

  • Lifestyle Business Podcast is #1 on Flicker of Genius (Yeah Buddy!) – “This is my favorite. Not only is it filled with great information, but it’s like a show: a very funny show. It’s my weekly fix of entertainment.

Quick Tips, Tricks and Funny Jokes

Have fun. Leave a comment. Give us a ring. 888-554-8428. Go make it happen! :)

Episode length: 27:06

 

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Published on 05.03.12
  • http://www.mattpaulson.com Matthew Paulson

    Who’s the schmuck that you interviewed for this episode? 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Needed content. Paid him $15 bucks. Said he’s from Romania, or something.

  • Anonymous

    http://indie-fund.com/  is an example of what you’re doing with the start up fun, but for independent video game projects. Maybe you could get some ideas.

    What was up with the audio quality there?

    Oh, and maybe I missed it but I signed up for the email list and didn’t get the first 50 episodes. Should I just send you guys an email?

    Thanks,

  • Anonymous

    I almost jumped in to defend him, until I realized you were bashing yourself…

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    audio quality = recording from unstable internet connections. the story of my life…

    i just emailed you the download link, not sure what’s up with the auto-reponsder. 

    thanks for the link too, i’ll check it out. 

  • http://www.mattpaulson.com Matthew Paulson

    I never got the $15.00. Please send the $15.00 payment via PayPal to matt@mattpaulson.com

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    haha. all ya gotta do is ask! 

  • http://www.mattpaulson.com Matthew Paulson

    Haha. If getting Dan to send me $15.00 a pop was that easy every time around….

  • http://www.mattpaulson.com Matthew Paulson

    Not to mention, I’d guess most Romanian internet people use American pseudonyms because of their weird character set. 

  • http://flickerofgenius.com/ Jamie Alexander

    Hey guys, thanks for the shout out.

    Good luck for next year, Tim is gunning for your number 1 spot, lol.

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