In this episode of the podcast I have the pleasure of welcoming my friend and fellow nomad extraordinaire, Doug Crowe. Doug is the chief instigator behind Real Best Seller and helps regular business people to create books and profitable businesses with their book as an anchor.
An avid traveler, Doug travels around the world and seems to be in a new country almost every week. He recently brought his mother with him on an unforgettable voyage to Antarctica. We had a chance to hang out in Bangkok recently, where we rode bicycles around the old neighborhoods and floating markets, and had a fantastic time.
As a veteran of the publishing industry, Doug possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience for what it takes to help people become bestselling authors. As an entrepreneur he earns $20k per project, which is aspirational and enviable (to give you an idea, I’ve never sold a one-off service for more than $3.5k, so you can tell there’s a lot we can learn from him about high-ticket selling).
Doug also offers a done-for-you social media marketing service and has a lot of “hacks” to share, so I was very curious to pick his brain about his unique strategies for generating leads and traffic.
Doug got his start in real estate investing, and over twenty years became very successful. However in 2008, the real estate market crashed and he lost everything. Sixteen foreclosures. A painful divorce. Loss of his home, career, and self esteem. He had to start all over again from square one.
He wrote his first book, but wasn’t successful. He did however learn from successful personalities such as Robert Kiyosaki and Loral Langemeier about how to become an “entrepreneurial author,” a writer who is able to get full leverage and monetization from their book and brand.
In this podcast, Doug and I had a brilliant conversation about building your personal brand and platform, and building mutually beneficial high-value relationships with successful people and clients. We discuss strategies for content marketing and reaching markets with your message, the art of high-ticket selling, prospecting online, why “getting the short end of the stick” can help you be super successful, Doug’s “newsjacking” technique, and much more!
Hope you enjoy this interview with Doug and I! And please become a friend of the show and leave us a review on iTunes 🙂