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#707 WP-Tonic This Week in WordPress & SaaS Tom Morkes founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing & The Podcast "In The Trenches."
How To Build Your Online Tribe in 2022!
Tom Morkes is the founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing, author of The Art of Instigating, The Complete Guide to Pay What You Want Pricing and Collaborate, and host of the iconic podcast "In The Trenches," where he interviews today's most fascinating (and sometimes controversial) marketers, entrepreneurs, and authors, including Dr. Jordan Peterson, Seth Godin, and John Jantsch among many others.
Tom is a sought-after marketing and growth consultant who helped his clients reach the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists set the record for the most-funded, non-fiction publishing project in Kickstarter history, and generate millions in sales online using his referral, influencer, and affiliate marketing strategies.
Tom's ideas on marketing and entrepreneurship have been featured in a variety of top publications, including Inc., Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and Growthhacker TV.
Tom is a West Point grad and Iraq War veteran who spent 5 years as a commissioned officer in the US Army before making the plunge into writing, publishing, and entrepreneurship. When Tom isn’t helping brands and businesses grow their profit, he spends his time with his family, working outside on his mountain homestead, and drinking just the right amount of coffee. You can get inside Tom's brain by reading his blog at tommorkes.com.
The Main Questions of the Interview
#1 - Tom maybe you can give us a detailed outline on how you into the areas of online marketing and entrepreneurship?
#2 - We feel there are a lot of linkages connected to how you successfully launch a bootstrap SaaS and a membership website would you agree and if this is the case what do you see as the key similarities?
#3 - What are some of the most common online marketing mistakes that you see people making on a regular basis?
#4 - Has anything lately come on your personal marketing radar that has got you excited
#5 - We think the Covid-19 bubble connected to everything online has really burst over the last few months have you got any advice for online entrepreneurs connected to the new online reality?
#6 - We all make mistakes and they are not enjoyable at the time of making them, however, we normally also learn the most from them, can you share a big business mistake you have made and what the big lesson you learned from this particular mistake?