This week we talk with Bill Belew who built his online community to over 6600 members. Join us in hearing the story of his entrepreneur’s journey from struggling blogger to sought after speaker and thought leader.
We talk about how Bill got started on his journey as a content marketer. He shares some of his biggest challenges and struggles.
With so many projects and hats Bill talks about how he gets things done and what his proudest moment is so far. We’ll discuss what the next level of success looks like for him, ask what he feels is the biggest lesson he’s learned so far.
0:28 – Bill talks about the roots of his journey from living overseas before moving to Silicon Valley
1:08 – Life in the heart of Silicon Valley as a creative entrepreneur
4:20 – How Bill takes his first steps stumbling into entrepreneurship
6:04 – Door after door closes in Bill’s face as he seeks help on his journey
8:56 – Growing up among six children taught Bill self-reliance including learning how to ride a bike by launching himself downhill
10:40 – Leaving Japan Bill starts teaching at a local college and loves his work
11:18 – But the school’s president has other ideas for Bill
13:00 – Defining moment for Bill in choosing to take control of his life and finds an opportunity to write
14:24 – Realizing that he could duplicate his success Bill finds ways to rinse and repeat
16:08 – How to stumble on your success as a content marketer
18:10 – Folks begin asking Bill to teach how he was able to get millions of views to his websites
19:40 – Bill shares the biggest challenge on his journey
20:48 – No longer under the control of bosses Bill finds himself at the mercy of Google and search engines
21:20 – Realities of making a living as a writer / content creator
23:32 – What the residual benefits of organic traffic offers content creators
24:48 – Building an online community of content creators – even when you never participated in one before!
28:08 – Next thing Bill knows people start asking how he built his online community of over 7000 users in 15 months
30:06 – Bill’s forum hits a milestone
31:42 – What hitting that milestone really means
34:34 – How a 3 yr old’s success is Bill’s proudest moment
39:30 – Translating success online to offline success
40:02 – Sharing what that next level of success looks like
44:04 – Getting things done with so much to do
46:02 – How your “why” makes your success a certainty
49:24 – Why Bill feels more pressure and constraints gets better creative results
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