Rock Your Brand Podcast

What would it mean for your business if you could become known as the “Go-to person” in your niche market? Is there a way to pivot the direction of your business and make a more practical approach? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he sits down with his guest, Michael Stelzner. 

Michael is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books “Launch” and “Writing White Papers”, and the man behind Social Media Marketing World–the industry’s largest conference. He’s also the host of the Social Media Marketing podcast and founder of the Social Media Marketing Society. In his conversation with Scott, Michael brings his seasoned and knowledgeable approach to branding and content creation. If you are ready to really dig into how to create a thriving and successful business - don’t miss a minute of this powerful episode! 

From “I have to,” to “I want to.” 

Let’s face it, building a business from the ground up is not for the faint of heart! So much of building your business revolves around tasks that you have to complete or you’ll never get anywhere. At some point, you need to make the shift from doing what you “Have to do” to what you “Want to do.” Where are you in your journey? Are you still in the “Have to” phase? What will it take for you to get to the “I want to” phase? Tune into this episode of The Amazing Seller to hear more from Scott and Michael as they discuss this important topic! 

Content is KING

If you’ve been around the TAS community for very long you know that Scott is passionate about helping sellers like you understand that content is key to a successful ecommerce business in 2020. Don’t just take Scott’s word for it! Michael has his own success story with creating content that connectes with people. 

On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott and Michael as they explain why content is king, how niche markets work, why you should model your business off this method, and so much more. Don’t just hope your ecommerce business with succeed, learn from helpful examples that actually worked! You’ll need pen and paper for this fascinating episode – don’t miss it! 

Telling your story with your brand. 

What is the story with your ecommerce brand? Are you giving people a reason to connect with you over your competitors? If you aren’t taking a storytelling approach with your brand you could be missing out on a huge opportunity! Too often Scott hears sellers say things like “I don’t have a story to tell.” That’s not true! 

Your journey and your approach will connect with people, just give it a chance. What do you have to lose? If you want to build a following that will sustain an ecommerce business, then give Scott and Michael’s method a chance to succeed. Learn more about building a business that connected with people and sustains that connection by listening to this episode of The Amazing Seller! 


  • [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [1:50] Scott welcomes his guest, Michael Stelzner. 
  • [3:15] Michael opens up about his career and how he got started in ecommerce. 
  • [9:00] What happened with Michael’s project, “The Journey?” 
  • [16:00] From “I have to,” to “I want to.” 
  • [18:40] Michael talks about his validation process. 
  • [25:00] The key to everything is content marketing. 
  • [31:30] Scott and Michael examine Pat Flynn’s SwitchPod. 
  • [35:30] Telling your story with your brand. 
  • [39:40] The value of authenticity. 
  • [41:30] How to connect with Michael. 
  • [46:20] Closing thoughts. 


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