In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I’m delighted to bring back (by popular demand) another success story interview with a someone who has built an online business outside of the how to make money online and blogging niche.
It has been 12 episodes since my last success story interview, which was an interview with Fraiser Cain who earns a hefty income and sees over 5,000,000 pageviews a month in the Space niche.
In SPI Session #24, I interviewed Keith Snow in cooking, Raffael Schulz in (German) weddings and Daniel Himel in endurance training.
In SPI Session #25, I interviewed Jordan Cooper in video games, Cara Faus in GUTS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), David Risley in tech and Cornelis Fitchner in project management.
There are so many incredible, untold success stories out there in all kinds of niches, which is why I’m always so thankful when people come on the podcast to share their story with me to educate and inspire the SPI audience.
In today’s session, I’m happy to welcome Steve Nixon from FreeJazzLessons.com to the podcast! Steve sent me this email a few months back:
I just wanted to send you a quick thank you note. I just released my first product ever on (my) site and it was a HUGE success. Way beyond what I thought this could be. I’m currently still in launch week right now. It’s all very surreal but a lot of fun. Your advice over the last year (an especially in the email where I asked you whether free in my domain was a problem or not) has been so helpful. You are the man! If there’s anything I can do to help you please let me know!
I invited Steve to come on the podcast to talk about how he got started online, how his launch went and everything in between, and he was more than willing to share with us.
In this session, you’ll find out:
- The thinking behind Steve’s decision to use “Free” in his domain name.
- Exactly what he did to get started.
- Where most of Steve’s traffic to FreeJazzLessons comes from.
- Steve’s tips for video production.
- How Steve created his first product and how he launched it.
- The #1 tool Steve used to launch his product.
- How user experience plays a role in Steve’s success.
- How much traffic he gets to his website each month.
- How successful his launch really was.
- Plus more!
Items mentioned in this podcast include:
Note: some of the links below are Amazon affiliate links.
- The Jazz Masters Method (Steve’s sales page for his recent product)
- Vimeo Plus
Steve and I talk about video quality in this session and how much we have both improved since starting our respective YouTube channels. The lesson here is that you don’t have to be perfect to get started. In fact, you shouldn’t be, you just have to do it and you can perfect things along the way.
Here’s a comparison between the first video that he posted, and one of his latest. If you take 30 seconds to watch each, you can immediately tell how much better everything about his videos are. Here’s his first one:
And here’s one of his latest. Not only is the production value much better after the intro, but Steve just looks way more comfortable and confident.
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