The Mike Kim Show

We continue our "Niches" series today with Ernie Svenson. Ernie is a former lawyer based in New Orleans who then went on to launch one of the most successful personal brand blogs in his industry.

Ernie now runs a full-time online business serving the very niche he made his living in. This is a terrific interview that showcases how you can utilize your digital footprint to start, run, and grow a personal brand business.

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If you're a speaker looking to "pivot" the type of audience you serve, this episode is a must listen.

We continue our "Niches" series today with Kent Julian. Kent has one of the most interesting -- and intentional -- speaking businesses I've seen. He started out as a director of youth ministries (churches), went into the education space, then into youth leadership, and most recently into the association space.

How did he pivot so many times, so successfully?

He unpacks it all for us today. His tips on "reverse interviewing", building a list of event planners, using the revolving door strategy, and showcasing are pure gold.

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It's been said the "riches are in the niches" -- and that's what we're going to be looking at for the next 3 episodes on the podcast.

You're going to get real-world case studies of how several of my friends and colleagues have built significant six-figure personal brands by narrowing their niche.

In today's episode, I interview Jeff McMahon of Total Body Construction, a personal trainer who has taken his business to the next level by training entrepreneurs virtually in addition to what he does in person.

Jeff's business is fascinating because he has three different niches to the same fitness business, and all three have very different types of customers. It's a great lesson on how to extend your product line laterally -- meaning offering the same services to different audiences.

We also talk about the realities of building a visually-based business (you've got to look good to build a fitness business, right?) and how Jeff leveraged one client, internet entrepreneur Pat Flynn, to land client after client afterwards.

You'll also find out why I personally think most of my fitness coach friends are being duped by big businesses like BeachBody. While I love BeachBody's products, the way they advise their trainers to build businesses is terrible!

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Direct download: BYP_113_-_How_To_Build_A_Six-Figure_Fitness_Business_with_Jeff_MacMahon.mp3
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