March 6, 2018

Bill Jelen

Episode 699: Building a business through consistent thought leadership, with Bill Jelen

Our special encore guest today is Bill Jelen and he is the host of MrExcel.com and the author of 54 books about Microsoft Excel including “Excel Gurus Gone Wild”, “Pivot Table Data Crunching”, “Power Pivot Alchemy” and “MrExcel Live”. Before founding MrExcel.com in 1998, Jelen spent 12-years “in the trenches”, as a financial analyst for the accounting, finance, marketing, and operations departments of a publicly held company. Since then, his company automates Excel reports for hundreds of clients around the world. The website answers over 30,000 questions a year for free for readers all over the world. You may remember Bill and the wisdom he shared during Episode 131. If you haven’t listened to, studied, and applied all he shared during our first interview…I highly encourage you to add Episode 131 to your list of vital priorities.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How to stay focused on your goals by avoiding distractions
  • The benefits of tackling your most important tasks first
  • The value of taking cornerstone content and repurposing it for other platforms
  • Using keywords within YouTube to bring people to your site
  • How you can build your business by being an expert in a particular field
  • How answering questions on Quora.com can benefit your business
  • The differences between having your book self-published or using a publisher
  • How being genuine in your efforts to help people rather than sell can lead to a successful business
  • The benefits of a book distributor when self-publishing a book
  • The importance of loving and having fun with what you are doing

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Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.