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What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • 2:30 – Disclaimers about this episode.
  • 4:03 – The criteria I use to judge a year (and the most important thing to me).
  • 10:38 – What I did to reduce my stress levels when it comes to work.
  • 15:09 – Where I see people run into trouble in their businesses (and the philosophy to keep in mind to avoid this).
  • 17:08 – How things have gone since bringing back the podcast.
  • 22:00 – The opportunity we leveraged by creating a free ebook (and how it led to significant sales).
  • 25:05 – How our 2018 workshops went.
  • 30:29 – The first ever challenge I did (and how it engaged more potential customers).
  • 34:00 – What to keep in mind about marketing funnels.
  • 35:27 – Two things that continue to work well for this business.
  • 38:09 – What we tried that didn’t work (and why this might be the best thing ever).
  • 41:13 – Things we’re planning for the coming year (and the big, big thing I can’t wait to start).
  • 45:06 – Why I’m more excited for 2019 than I was for 2018.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

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[bctt tweet=”To get to six figures, I can tell you right now, it’s gonna take one audience, one great topic, and one great funnel. Period. – @TheRiseToTheTop ” username=”TheRiseToTheTop”]

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    About The Rise To The Top Podcast

    The Rise To The Top with David Siteman Garland podcast is a look behind-the-scenes (the good, bad, ugly and hilarious insanity) from David’s (aka DSG’s) multiple 7-figure online business (#938 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2017). DSG’s education and software company teaches awesome people how to create and sell online courses through his #1 program Create Awesome Online Courses and Course Cats software. Tune in for stories, tips, advice, behind-the-scenes craziness and uncensored, uncut interviews with friends, industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs and much more. Topics range from fun things like online courses to online marketing, building an audience, content creation, copywriting working remotely (and from home), advertising, and learning from successful entrepreneurs. Get ready to learn, be inspired, and laugh as shenanigans are sure to ensue.