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David Lawrence, Online Radio Guru Appearing On Jim Kukral’s Radio Show

Mark your calendar. I have a very special guest appearing on my radio show on January 30th at 4pm est, Dial In Number: (646) 915-9539. Perhaps you’ve heard of radio giant David Lawrence, heard nightly live online and on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Road Dog 147, and on XM Satellite Radio’s Open Road 171 as well as on AM and FM stations across the country?

davidlawrence.jpgOf course you have, and I’m proud to say that David, the man, the myth, himself will appear on my radio show for a half hour discussion of well, just about anything related to online success, maybe particularly about being an online radio star. This is your chance to call in live and ask David a question, don’t miss it.

David Lawrence’s show is billed as ‘Pop culture, technology and humor, served up nightly from LA’. And yes, it sure is all of those things.

Maybe you heard David’s latest interview with CEO of Godaddy.com, Bob Parsons?

Or you could go back and listen to me as Awesome Jim and my partner Awesome Dave talk about Awesomemillion.com.

WHY YOU NEED TO LISTEN OR CALL IN?

Because quite simply, David is both a radio star, and an online success. He’s built his brand around both things, and can certainly help you understand how to do that as well. This guys knows what he’s talking about, and he’s agreed to give us a half hour to pick his brain.

Remember, the show is at 4pm est on Tuesday, Jan. 30th. Dial In Number: (646) 915-9539.

Free Online Marketing Radio Show: The Idea Lady, Cathy Stucker @ 1pm, EST

Tuesday’s guest (@ 1pm EST, Jan 16, please call in! (646) 915-9539) on Free Online Marketing Ideas Radio Show is Cathy Stucker, a lady with a lot of ideas. In fact, she’s branded herself as the IdeaLady.com. Should be a great show, full of free advice, so call in.

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More About Cathy…

As the Idea Lady, Cathy Stucker helps authors, professionals and entrepreneurs attract customers and make themselves famous with techniques that make marketing easy, inexpensive and even fun!

Cathy has appeared on television and radio programs from coast to coast. She has been featured in articles by the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com, CNNfn.com, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, and many other leading newspapers and magazines.

Cathy writes a weekly newspaper column on marketing and is the author of numerous books, eguides, audio programs and more.

You can get more free marketing ideas from Cathy when you subscribe to her newsletter at http://www.IdeaLady.com/

The Cheeze Comes To My Radio Show Today @ 1pm

Today’s guest (@ 1pm EST, please call in! (646) 915-9539) on Free Online Marketing Ideas Radio Show is Joel Cheesman, award-winning blogger and fellow Clevelander, and yes, creative online marketer. Joel and I will be talking about a few of his projects, as well as a very interesting story about Joel auctioning himself off on eBay.

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Cheezhead author Joel Cheesman, president of HRSEO and Oaseo, is one of the most widely-read bloggers on emerging recruitment issues in the world. He was the recipient of Recruiting.com’s Best Technology Recruitment Blog for 2005 and received Best Recruiting Blog in 2007. He has been featured in Fast Company magazine and its blog under FC Reads, as well as NewsNow, Workforce Management, AIRS and Crain’s Business.

Joel’s blog is a daily chronicle of how the Internet and technology are shaping human resources and how organizations can attract the talent needed to thrive in tomorrow’s economy. As an employee and insider of some of America’s biggest online job sites since 1997, Joel founded HRSEO to help employers and companies in the recruitment space move to a world where search engines deliver high quality and cost-effective traffic.

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Vlog Fights: Free Online Marketing/Business Idea #2

I’ve had this idea in my head for a long time now, but today Wired (Michael Calore) helped me finally get it out there. They wrote a piece called ‘ Best Blogfights of 2006‘.

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If bloggers know how to do one thing really well, it’s fight.

Blogging is driven largely by raw emotion. When a blogger goes on an opinionated tirade about one topic or another, it’s often an honest emotional reaction rather than anything malicious. But whatever the motivation behind them, the heated missives often ignite furious debates, played out in public, complete with contradictory Alexa charts and Technorati rank data served up as evidence.

We prefer our action bare-knuckled, so we’ll maintain that the best blog boxing matches are the ones fought with no empirical data — just good old-fashioned name calling, hearsaying and muckraking.

Take off the gloves and get in the ring. These were the best (and bloodiest) blogfights of 2006.

IF I HAD THE TIME & MONEY I WOULD BUILD THIS

It would be a site similar to http://bloggingheads.tv/, that pits bloggers against one another in video format. Sort of like a blog cage match like Wayne suggests in his battle with Loren from 1938media.

I would either let bloggers register and create their own matches, or let the community vote to see which matches they wanted to see. Each match would be released on the site in video form in a two-column spread, with each video from each person on either side, with the issue above for reference.

A reader could then watch each video individually and then vote for which participant “won”. Tons of other stuff you could do with this too, would be a fun site to work on and build. Load the site up with Adsense ads for revenue and let the bloggers who participate generate the buzz for you on their own blogs.

Again, if someone builds this, I’ll expect my check please. :)

Finally, An Honest Website That Isn’t Shy About Ripping You Off

Tired of being ripped off by crazy websites like Pixelotto, Adcubes, FurbySays.com, 500words.com & Quest for the million?. Well, there’s a new website in town that wants you to pay them a dollar to be ripped off, and they’re honest about it. Visit CompleteRipoff.com.

The site asks you to give them a dollar for “absolutely nothing”.

What do you get for your dollar? Absolutely nothing, really. Seriously.

Disclaimer: Yeah, this is my website. It’s funny, yo.

Techcrunch Conversation Tracker: Free Online Marketing Idea #1

If you’re an avid reader of www.techcrunch.com as I am, you’ll know that the comments are always sometimes the very best part of the content. I would argue that most of the time they are even better. That’s no dig on TC, but rather a compliment to the community they have enabled over there.

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So when a story breaks on TC that I am interested in, I follow the comments, and the trackbacks, very closely. TC doesn’t have a “subscribe to comments” feature, so I have to keep coming back to the site and refreshing the page. They do offer an rss comment feed, but I don’t use feed readers.

The other thing that I do is click on the commentor’s name to go to thier site. Why? Because it usually leads me to a blog that I find interesting.

WHAT I WOULD BUILD TODAY IF I HAD TIME & MONEY

What I want is a TechCrunch conversation tracker. I imagine it as a mini TechMeme.com. Not just a comment tracker, but rather a “conversation tracker”. A tool that would allow me to subscribe to a blog entry, then actively go out and find the conversations related to that entry, and here’s the key… it would bring them to me via email, or a landing page built just for me.

It doesn’t have to be a solution just for TechCrunch either. I would like it to be used for me on any content I wished to track. I wrote more about this idea at ReveNews a while back when I gave tips to Icerocket.com.

2. Bribe the bloggers with vanity. I would build a system that helps bloggers get noticed. The #1 thing that all bloggers want is attention, so give it to them. Build a solution that helps the blogger be found and rewarded for good quality niche content. Push that content in a Techmeme style layout out to vertical markets. Focus on the bloggers as your customers and solve their problems and stroke their egos while providing them, and their readers with a simple interface that pushes the discussions out to each interested party.

Free Online Business Ideas For 2007

2007 is about 8 hours away. I’m looking forward to the new year, specifically because this is the year that I’m setting a few goals for myself and focusing ONLY on those few things. As those you of you who know me, I’m ADD when it comes to marketing ideas. In other words, I have too many ideas, and not enough focus. So what happens? Nothing gets done as well as it could.

So as I launch myself into 07, I have set these three main goals I need to stick to.

1. BlogKits.com – My affiliate network for bloggers. Requires the vast majority of my attention.

2. ReveNews – I serve as the publisher here for the past two years. Need to focus on launching some new projects and some general clean up.

3. Writing a book – This is the year I’m commiting to writing a book about, well, I’m not totally sure yet, but it will have to do with online influence and media and blogging and stuff like that.

That’s it.

Here’s the problem though. I have too many ideas in my head. What I’ve figured out is that the ONLY way to actually not think about all of these ideas is to share them with you and maybe, just maybe, you can take them and turn them into real businesses, therefore I won’t have to think of them anymore :)

Starting next week I will be begin to drop these ideas one at a time on this blog, and maybe at MarketingProfs or ReveNews as well. Stay tuned, and if you use them and become rich and famous, remember me on your way to the top!

Free Online Marketing Ideas Radio Show – December 19, 2006

Today’s show was just me, all alone. If you didn’t catch it live like the rest, you can listen to the archives here. Reminder, their won’t be a show next week due to the holidays, but I will pick it back up on Jan 02, 2007.

SHOW NOTES:

I spoke about my latest quick media hit website/story at www.fanprotest.com.

I also talked about my latest idea “Donut Juice” :) Hopefully Dunkin Donuts will be sending me a check soon.

The rest of the show was a stretch for time. We need more callers!

Free Online Marketing Ideas Radio Show – December 12, 2006

My radio show goes on for installment #2 today at 1pm est. Hope you can call in and chat with me. The dial in number is (646) 915-9539. Looking forward to hearing from you, and hopefully helping your with a creative, free, marketing idea for your business.

SHOW UPDATE:

My business partner and good friend Dave Potokar (Awesome Dave) called in and co-hosted the show with me today. Dave is a freelance creative gun for hire, visit www.davepotokar.com.

I pimped out my new, relaunched, company called BlogKits.com. If you’re a blogger looking for an alternative to Google Adsense, please check it out.

Dave and I continued the shameless self-promotional messaging by talking more about how we’ve taken our AwesomeMillion.com free for everyone!

Reader Mail: I answered an email from another BlogTalkRadio host about how to market your radio show, and in general get promotion for your brand through MySpace, and more specifically, how difficult it is to market well in MySpace.

We have a caller!: Aaron called in asking about using Google Adwords and his lack of success in getting conversions for his product, which he didn’t mention what it was. I talked about my limited PPC knowledge and offered a few tips and resources for him to look into. Specifically, check out www.betterppc.com and do a search at www.marketingsherpa.com for landing pages and ppc conversion studies. Oh yes, and check out www.landingpagecashmachine.com for landing page advice.

Free Online Marketing Ideas Radio Show – December 5, 2006

Ok, so my first show went well, I think! 30 minutes goes really, really fast.

Show Notes:

I did a brief introduction of myself and then chatted about Pixelotto, Alex Tew’s new project.

I talked about my project at www.awesomemillion.com.

Then I talked about my brother Ken’s company, International Excess. He wants to start a blog about the insurance industry, so I gave my tips that I forwarded on to him.

I did have one caller today, which was Greg from www.seethewall.com. We chatted about his project and and Pixelotto.

That’s about it, it goes fast. Hopefully next week we’ll have more callers.