Online Success Cast #21: Willie Crawford
Welcome to another episode of the Online Business Success Cast.
This week, I have the amazing Willie Crawford, with me.
Yes, that Willie Crawford. The very same Willie Crawford who is an icon in the internet marketing world. I've admired Willie from afar for many years and have recently had the opportunity to get to know him and his beautiful wife better at live internet marketing events like his 50th Birthday Bash. We're actually neighbors and live only 30 minutes apart. (Lucky me!)
In the beginning of this interview, I was giggling like crazy because I was so nervous! But, then I got into my groove. I even got a scoop — Willie shared a tidbit that has never been shared in any interview – ever. And, it's something handy to know in case you ever get lost in the woods with him. 😉
The audio recording of our interview is at the end of this blog post. Just look for the “play” button and listen. It’s free! Also, be sure to check out all of the resources listed below.
If you're not familiar with Willie yet, here's more about him…
Willie Crawford was raised on a tobacco farm in North Carolina, living off welfare most of his youth. His family was so poor that he once wore his grandmother’s shoes to school while working to earn money to replace his only dilapidated pair. This built a burning desire in Willie to break away from the poverty and build his own business.
Obviously it worked. Now Willie Crawford is a corporate president, published author, seminar speaker and host, tele-seminar speaker and host, retired military officer, karate black belt, network marketing trainer, and lifetime student of marketing. In addition he has written and published a best-selling cookbook, Soul Food Recipes Learned On a North Carolina Tobacco Farm, and a best-selling inspirational biography, Git Off The Porch.
Willie is now one of the world’s leading internet marketing experts, having spoken at dozens of seminars in the United States, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.K.
Willie has created dozens of information products, written over 1300 articles and 50 ebooks on ecommerce. He’s hosted seminars, and now hosts his own radio show several times per week.
Willie also does a lot of group mentoring at The Internet Marketing Inner Circle.
When Willie is not busy teaching ecommerce online via The Internet Marketing Inner Circle, or teaching local businesses to use the internet to drive more business through their doors, he enjoys deep sea fishing in The Gulf of Mexico… not too far from his Florida home.
Here's a picture of me and Willie together that was taken a few weeks ago at the NAMS: Niche Affiliate Marketing System Conference in Atlanta right after we taught together on a panel about Affiliate Management. You'll notice that cute smiley face in the middle is my bud Lynn Terry who was also on the panel as an expert.
Me, Lynn Terry, Willie Crawford
I think I say this every week, but this is another of my favorite interviews. It's a dream come true!
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Online Business Tools Recommended by Willie:
- Twitter for research and branding. Follow us: Nicole Dean on Twitter. Willie Crawford on Twitter.
- Blog Talk Radio to establish credibility and gain an audience.
- Audacity for editing audios.
- The Internet Marketing Inner Circle – Willie's private mastermind group.
- Audio Acrobat for recording interviews. Both Willie and I use it. (Watch this free video to see how it works.)
- Brute Force SEO which is an SEO link building program that Willie uses.
Also mentioned in this call. Please check these out.
- The Water Project.
- Water Aid America
- Dr. Mani Saves Lives with Your Help
- The Rotary Foundation
- Mountains beyond Mountains – The book that Willie said inspired him.
- Don't be a pioneer. Be an innovator.
- Cooperate and graduate.
- Sell something that people want!
Great Resources from Willie Crawford to Check out:
Connect in Willie's private mentoring group AND pick his brain here:
Discover The Internet Marketing Inner Circle now… Click here!
Be sure to post your comments below. I'd love to hear what you learned and will apply from this interview.
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Collette SchultzFebruary 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm
I too have grown to love Willie as well. During this podcast he’s made it clear in order to get followers you have to provide a benefit to them.
I see he’s an expert when it comes to outsourcing as well. As a subcontractor that’s very helpful.
Gregg ZbanFebruary 18, 2010 at 6:13 am
Excellent interview with Willie. A very interesting life he has led. I prefer listening to an interview rather that reading it so I can wonder around the house and do other things while taking this information in.
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JeanieMay 28, 2010 at 6:17 am
Fascinating! I find the whole process of learning internet marketing and the like to be overwhelming,but exciting at the same time. Great advice that I hope to put into action here in the near future when my head stops spinning.