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Two Must-Attend Liberty Events to Kick Off 2018

Time-sensitive PSA, fam — open up!!

A new behind-the-scenes documentary about the Johnson Weld campaign just got a first-look screening during the Sundance Film Festival.. it is going to be the VIP liberty event of the year — and you’re invited!

All the juicy details in today’s episode, plus the low-down on Larry Sharpe’s next stop in Arizona for a joint event with Nick Sarwark’s campaign for mayor of Phoenix.

Just listened to the episode and/or already know you want to come? Got you covered right here.

Click here to check out the trailer for “I Am Gary Johnson” and reserve your seats to the first-look screening (plus VIP before-and-after parties!) during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT on January 23.

(Only 30 spots left at the time of this recording, so be sure to RSVP by January 20, 2018 if you’re in!)

Click here to grab a ticket to a special evening with Larry Sharpe and Nicholas Sarwark in Scottsdale, AZ on January 27.

I’ll be at both events too and can’t wait to see you there!

Can’t make it? Click here to help Larry keep smashing records in his run for governor.

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Tackling Tough Campaign Questions with NY Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Sharpe

Is New York a lost cause? Why is the rent so damn high? Why won’t Larry Sharpe run as an independent? (Or would he??) Are there any circumstances where gun control might actually be a good idea? How can libertarians fix healthcare?

Resources:

Apply to join Team Sharpe as a Director of External Affairs.

Join Larry’s Legion to support Larry Sharpe’s 2018 run for governor of New York.

Check out our show sponsor Robin Koerner’s book If You Can Keep It.

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Speak Freedom (Jenn Gray on Remso Republic)

If the principles of liberty are so good, shouldn’t it speak for itself? Do they really depend on a party? Communication and online marketing guru from the Leading Liberty podcast, Jenn Gray, joins the program to tie all this together.

Resources:

Join Larry’s Legion at $25/mo to be listed in the credits for forthcoming Lost Party documentary.

Listen to our show with the host of Being Libertarian Daily Headline, Nick Veser, here.

Check out our show sponsor Robin Koerner’s book If You Can Keep It.

What do you think about this week’s episode? Let us know what you learned in the Leading Liberty Mastermind Facebook group!

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How to Monetize Your Platform with Remso Republic’s Remso Martinez

So you’ve created your podcast. The content is engaging, your audience loves it, and the show is steadily gaining popularity… But you’re still not making money.

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. The good news is that making your content profitable, whether it’s a podcast, video series, or blog, has never been easier. More importantly, if you stay tuned, you’ll get expert advice in under one hour and be on your way to making money from what you’re already creating.

On today’s episode, Jenn interviews Remso Martinez, an accomplished political commentator, consultant, and multimedia producer. His podcast, the Remso Republic, reaches thousands of listeners every episode. He’ll share his insights, answer questions you may have about marketing your show, and help you successfully monetize your content. But that’s not all!

In less than one hour, you will learn:

  • Small changes you can make to increase engagement.
  • How to build relationships with your audience.
  • Affiliates vs. sponsorships – Which one is right for you?
  • Simple steps to monetize your content.
  • Finding advertisers to fit your message.

You’ve already done the hard part. Now it’s time to take your content to the next level. So why wait any longer? Let’s start today’s show!

Resources:

Episode 30: How to Make Money by Raising It

Join Larry’s Legion at $25/mo to be listed in the credits for the forthcoming Lost Party documentary.

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How to Make Money by Raising It

Let’s face it: you love volunteering for pro-Liberty projects and campaigns, but you also want to get paid. Want to learn how you can do both? Stay tuned, and in just one episode, you’ll have the knowledge you need to start advancing Liberty full-time.

Jenn understands how frustrating it can be to dedicate hours to campaigns without reciprocal pay. In fact, she used to be there. Now, she’s making six figures through her work in the movement. Most importantly, she wants to help you get there, too. Using her experience on Larry Sharpe’s current gubernatorial campaign as an example, Jenn will show you what skills you should develop to make yourself a more valuable asset in activism and beyond. But that’s not all.

In under 30 minutes, you will also learn:

  • Who gets paid first on libertarian political campaigns and why
  • Where the money from fundraising actually goes
  • How to find the right people for your development team
  • Why monthly recurring gifts are so important — and 3 ways to get them without advertising
  • How to get involved in commission-based fundraising on the highest profile Libertarian campaign since Johnson/Weld

… and that’s just the beginning. If you have the right tools, the possibilities for effective and profitable activism are endless. So why wait any longer? Let’s dive into the show!

Resources:

Post a Job with Young Americans for Liberty.

Join Larry’s Legion at $25/mo to be listed in the credits for forthcoming Lost Party documentary.

Interested in joining the development team for the highest profile Libertarian campaign since Johnson Weld? Reach out to Jenn directly in the Leading Liberty Mastermind.

Check out our show sponsor Robin Koerner’s book If You Can Keep It.

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12 Questions to Ask Your Audience

What do effective marketers know that you don’t? Simply: how to get to know their audience. Sound scary? Don’t worry. In 12 questions, you’ll be on the way to marketing success.

In order to sell your product well, whether it be an idea, a campaign, or a podcast, you have to know who is already buying it and why. In this episode, Jenn will teach you what she’s learned from working for Larry Sharpe’s gubernatorial campaign and Reason Magazine. She’ll walk you through a typical conversation with a member of her audience, identifying opportunities for success and potential pitfalls for beginners.

In just a half hour, you will not only have 12 different questions to ask your audience, you will also understand:

  • The value in getting to know your audience.
  • Finding individuals in your audience to talk to.
  • Asking questions that produce meaningful answers.
  • How transform your feedback into action.

… but the learning doesn’t end there! Listen to the entire show, and you’ll have the tools you need to up your marketing game. So what are you waiting for?

Resources:
Get the podcast player designed to grow your audience. Simple Podcast Press is easy, effective, and affordable. Visit their website today, and see how simple taking your show to the next level can be.

Get your signed copy of “If You Can Keep It” by Robin Koerner, with introduction by Jeffrey Tucker!

Revolutionize your fundraising with RevUp.

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Breaking Liberty Barriers With Help From Hitler With We Are Libertarians Guest Hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz

What can libertarians learn from history’s most hated dictators? Simply put: the power of propaganda.

Hold on, you say. Isn’t propaganda a thing of the past? And isn’t it obvious when something or someone is trying to manipulate me? These are all good questions. Stay tuned, and we’ll give you some answers.

The fact is, even today, propaganda in some form is everywhere. It lurks in news, music, media, political speeches, and even history textbooks. More importantly, it still changes the way we think about the world and the decisions we make as a result. Is that scary? Well, it doesn’t have to be. It turns out the more you know about the history of propaganda, the more you’ll be able to recognize and resist it. Moreover, with the right tools, you can use elements of propaganda to better advocate for the ideas of liberty.

In this episode, guest hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz are back to dissect how Hitler and the Nazis to take over Germany and how the influence of propaganda is still relevant today. Give us one hour, and you will learn:

  • Propaganda techniques used by the Nazis, and why they were effective.
  • How to determine when politicians are using propaganda to manipulate you.
  • Ways to resist the influence of propaganda.
  • What propaganda can teach libertarians about effective communication.

… and so much more. Listen right now, and you’ll have the tools to become a more informed citizen. Sound good? (Of course it does.) So why wait any longer? Let’s do this thing.

Resources:
Get the podcast player designed to grow your audience. Simple Podcast Press is easy, effective, and affordable. Visit their website today, and see how simple taking your show to the next level can be.

Interested in hearing more from Chris and Greg? Download their podcast, We Are Libertarians here.

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Part 2: Breaking Through To An Audience With Podcasting with We Are Libertarians Guest Hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz

In less than one hour, you could be on your way to podcasting success. Intrigued? Excited? Scared? All of the above? Do not panic, just keep reading. You are already on the right path.

Every week, Leading Liberty reaches hundreds of listeners, spreading our love of free markets and free people nationwide. But that’s not all. We know you can too! Podcasting done right is a game changer, and creating your own show has never been easier. Whether you want to grow your business, advocate for your organization, or promote your personal brand, podcasting is one of the most cost-effective ways to take your ideas to the global stage. And we’re here to help you do just that.

In just under 60 minutes, guest hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz will teach you the ins and outs of podcasting. As hosts of We Are Libertarians, a show with 9,000 listeaners per episode and nearly $1,000 in Patreon donations per month, Chris and Greg offer expert insight for beginners and experienced podcasters alike.

In just one episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to set up your podcast.
  • The most affordable resources for painless recording and producing.
  • Tips and tricks that keep your audience coming back after every single episode.
  • Best methods for creating quality content.
  • Cheap & effective ways to advertise your show.
  • Common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid making them.

… But that’s not all! Listen to the rest, and you’ll be ready to start your own successful podcast. Now is your time to shine, so don’t wait another day. Let’s do this thing.

Resources:
Get the podcast player designed to grow your audience. Simple Podcast Press is easy, effective, and affordable. Visit their website today, and see how simple taking your show to the next level can be.

Interested in hearing more from Chris and Greg? Download their podcast, We Are Libertarians here.

Books We Recommend:
Content, Inc: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses ~ Joe Pulizzi. Available on Amazon here.
Platform: Get Noticed in a Busy World ~ Michael Hyatt. Available at Barnes & Noble here.

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Part 1: Breaking Through To An Audience With Podcasting with We Are Libertarians Guest Hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz

Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz from “We Are Libertarians” guest host for Jenn as she is out on special assignment. Some of you remember Chris from earlier this season in the episode titled “Does the Liberty Movement Need To Lighten Up?” As the hosts of a show which boasts an average of 9k downloads per episode and a hefty $1k monthly in pledges through Patreon, Chris and Greg walk you through the process of understanding:

  • The power of a podcast for a brand, candidate or organization.
  • The quickest way to build a growing and engaging online community.
  • How to monetize your audience so it’s a win-win for everyone.
  • Why podcasts are becoming the fastest growing and most engaging form of multi-media.
  • How the Libertarian Party of Indiana podcast helped their candidates and leaders spread the message of liberty.

Resources in this episode:

Listen to the top episodes of the We Are Libertarians podcast on the human cost of government regulations.

Automatically publish your podcasts to your website with Simple Podcast Press. It also includes a podcast player designed to grow your audience and build your email list.

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From NSA Prospect to Libertarian Activist (Jenn Gray on The Resistance Podcast)

What if so-called “statists” were actually some of our best allies? Believe it or not, my parents worked for the NSA, and up until halfway through Hillsdale College, I assumed I would too. Crazy, right?

Luckily, I took some awesome economic history classes that totally shifted my perspective and landed me at free market think tanks after graduation instead — and now I can have much more constructive conversations with people on the Republican road than I ever could have if I’d been one of those crazy libertarians all along.

This episode, which originally appeared on The Resistance Podcast (shout out to Josh Carter for a really fun & insightful interview!) is the final episode of season 1 of Leading Liberty — so before we dive into the interview, I’ll explain why I’m… in exile for the next 3 weeks (and who will be hosting the show in my place).

So here’s what’s on deck for you in this episode of Leading Liberty:

  • How I almost ended up at the NSA (and what ultimately saved me from myself)
  • Why I got into online marketing (and the courses and podcasts that helped me figure it out)
  • 2 key questions you can ask yourself to overcome “blank page syndrome” at the beginning of any new marketing project
  • What other libertarian activists can learn from messaging mistakes I’ve made on previous campaigns
  • Where fitness and the military factor into our communication equation

Plus some personal thoughts on the physical, spiritual, and creative influences that have made me a more effective business owner and communicator for liberty — and on that note, let’s dive into the interview!

Resources in this episode:

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