The Tool Show

The Tool Show

Show Notes

Ep 03: The TOOL SHOW: What WEB & Business TOOLS do I use to run my online business

Music: Life of Riley & Wallpaper (incompetech.com)

Wordpress

Bluehost (Hosting): The best hosting company with equally as good customer service.
Divi Theme by Elegant Themes:  Words cannot say enough about how great this theme framework is.
X-Theme by Theme.co This was my favorite WP theme before I met Divi, but I still think it’s great.

Email Newsletters

MailChimp: My preferred email service for newsletters, etc.

Productivity Tools

Dropbox: No explanation needed. A must-have
Google Apps For Business: If you do one thing for your business, install Google Apps.
Buffer: I think I’m in love with Buffer.
Baron Fig: Notebooks that make me feel creative and smart.
Evernote: Oh how I try to love you. We’re making headway.
Trello: My favorite organizer. Trello keeps track of everything.
Asana: Another great project management tool.
Calendly: Very cool scheduling tool. Integrates with Google Calendar.
Slack: Communication tool. Eliminate emails.
List.ly: Make & share lists with the world.
Workflowy: So awesome! Forget to use it, but love for long lists!
Scrivener: Trying to make this my default writer.
ByWord: Great markup writing tool.
Medium: Write & publish articles. Love Medium.
1Password: Password manager. Would be locked out of everything without it. Game-changer.

Accounting

FreshBooks: Beautiful Invoicing & so much more.
Xero: Love Xero. They make accounting fun.

Outsourcing

Odesk:
Fiverr : Like Fiverr a lot for little jobs.
People Per Hour:
Freelancer:

Stock Photos & Graphics

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Online Education

Lynda.com: The cream of the crop for online education.
Udemy: Huge resource for online classes.
Skillfeed: Yet another good place to learn
Skillshare: One of my new favorites for tutorials.
KelbyOne: I owe a lot of my design & photoshop skills to Scott Kelby.

Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I only recommend products I use and love and if I think will be useful for you or your brand.

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The Merry Show

The Merry Show

Ep152: The Merry Show

Today is an update episode and I simply wanted to say hello and wish you all a very happy Holiday Season.

Episode Summary:
I wanted to bring you up to speed on my journey and plans for 2019, but more importantly I really just wanted to make sure I took the time to wish each and every one of you a very merry holiday season and to wish you the best as we approach a new year.

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mike@mikemurphy.co

Complete Show Notes:

https://mikemurphy.co/ep152

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The 3 Year Show

The 3 Year Show

Ep151: THE 3-YEAR SHOW

Episode Summary:

Today is the 3rd anniversary of Mike Murphy Unplugged and this an update episode about change, development and creating the life you want

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The podcast is still on hiatus, but I wanted to create this episode:
1) To acknowledge you and the anniversary
2) Share some updates since Episode 150 and
3) Let you know about my new position with podcast hosting company Simplecast (https://simplecast.com)

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The Summer Break Show

The Summer Break Show

Ep150: The Summer Break Show

Seneca: “The mind should be allowed some relaxation, that it may return to its work all the better for the rest.”

Episode Summary:

This episode is going to share the work I plan to do on vacation to set me up for success in the 2nd half of 2018.

My content strategy and plan for the second half of 2018.

My version of work-life balance.

Follow me on Instagram & IGTV @mikeunplugged.

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Complete Show Notes:

https://mikemurphy.co/ep150

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How To Podcast on Wordpress com: The Step-By-Step Guide
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The Freedom Show

The Freedom Show

Ep149: The Freedom Show

Today is all about freedom, happiness and the power of letting go

Episode Summary:
The Art of Letting Go

Philosopher Thucydides  said:
The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. 

Today is all about freedom, happiness and the power of letting go and

Follow me on Instagram & IGTV @mikeunplugged.

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mike@mikemurphy.co

Complete Show Notes:

https://mikemurphy.co/ep149

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How To Podcast on Wordpress com: The Step-By-Step Guide
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The IGTV Show

The IGTV Show

Ep148: The IGTV Show

All about Instagram TV.

Episode Summary:
What is IGTV?

How does it work?

Why might you use it for your business & brand?

How do I plan on using it for Mike Murphy Co?

Follow @mikeunplugged on Instagram

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Complete Show Notes:

https://mikemurphy.co/ep148

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How To Podcast on Wordpress com: The Step-By-Step Guide
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The Be Good Show

The Be Good Show

Ep147: The Be Good Show

Life Lessons for Content Creators

Episode Summary:
Today’s episode 147 is about understanding what matters in life and how to build a brand and create content that makes a positive impact on others.

Today is about priorities and urgency. You have one chance at this game of life and

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Questions, Comments, Feedback?

mike@mikemurphy.co

Complete Show Notes:

https://mikemurphy.co/ep147

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The Writing A Book Show

The Writing A Book Show

Ep146: The Writing A Book Show

Behind The Scenes of Writing & Self-Publishing a Book/p>

Episode Summary:
How did I write my new eBook: How To Podcast on Wordrpess.com?

What tools and resources did I use?

What was my process and workflow and my overall experience?

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Questions, Comments, Feedback?

mike@mikemurphy.co

Complete Show Notes:

https://mikemurphy.co/ep146

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The Creator Show

The Creator Show

Ep145: The Creator Show

What does it really take to create online content and to create the life you want?/p>

Episode Summary:

What does it take to make it as a content creator?
What does it take to succeed in business?
What does it take to create the life you want?

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Questions, Comments, Feedback?

mike@mikemurphy.co

Complete Show Notes:

https://mikemurphy.co/ep144

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How To Podcast on Wordpress com: The Step-By-Step Guide
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The WordPress.com Show

The WordPress.com Show

Ep144: The Wordpress.com Show

In today’s episode, I share a chapter from my new eBook How To Podcast on Wordpress.com and share 14 reasons to consider using Wordpress.com to launch your podcast and website.

Chapter 1 of my new eBook: Why Use Wordpress.com as a Podcast Media Host?

Why should you consider using Wordpress.com if you are launching a new podcast and website?

What are 14 benefits Wordpress.com brings to the table?

Free PDF:
https://howtopodcaston.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/why-wordpress-com-1.pdf

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Questions, Comments, Feedback?

mike@mikemurphy.co

Complete Show Notes:

https://mikemurphy.co/ep144

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The Podcast Hosting Show

The Podcast Hosting Show

Ep143: The Podcast Hosting Show

In today’s episode, you will learn what a podcast media host is, what to look for when choosing one and how much do they cost

Episode Summary:

What is a podcast media host?
How Does Podcast Media Hosting Work?
What should you look for when choosing a media host?
What podcast hosts do I use?
How much does podcast hosting cost?

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Questions, Comments, Feedback?
mike@mikemurphy.co

Complete Show Notes:
https://mikemurphy.co/ep143

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The Gear Show

The Gear Show

Show Notes

EP2: THE GEAR SHOW

What is in my studio toolkit and what gear do you need to start creating online content?

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Music: Life of Riley & Wallpaper (incompetech.com)

Camera Gear

Canon t5i: My main camera for still photography & video. Love this camera.
Logitech c920 (webcam): 1080p HD webcam. Amazing quality and cheap.
Canon G11: Oldie, but goodie
GoPro Hero 4 Black: Cannot say enough about GoPro
Canon 24–105 mm Lens: My best lens by far
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens: Cheap and awesome lens for shallow depth of field.
Canon 18–55 mm Lens: Kit Lens
Canon 10–18 mm Lens: Wide angle goodness
Canon 50 mm Lens: Like the Nifty Fifty, only better.

Lighting

Fotodiox Pro LED-312DS: Small & portable LEDs. I have 3 of them. Not super bright, but like them.
Ikan IFD576-S Daylight LED Light. Love these lights. Bright, cool and good price.
Genaray LED-6200T 144 LED Light. Small and awesome! I’d buy more Generay stuff.
China Balls. I have 4 LED lights and I prefer the $30 china ball to all. Soft & bright!
LED Strips: Unnecessary, but fun for desk. SeanWes turned me on to these.

Audio Gear

Rode NTG3 Shotgun Mic: Simply the best
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone: The best mic I have ever used.
Triton Fethead: A must for SM7B to boost gain. CloudLifter is also an alternative.
Rode NT1KIT Condenser Microphone Cardioid: Amazing sounding microphone.
Rode VideoMic Pro: Decent shotgun mic. Will be replaced by Rode NTG3.
Shure SM58 Vocal Mic: The workhorse of dynamic mics
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone: I love my Blue Yeti
Audio-Technica AT899 Lavalier Microphone: Good lavalier mic.
Focusrite Scarlet 6i6: USB Audio Interface
DBX 286S: Microphone Preamp. The secret weapon in audio. Check out this review by Caleb Wojcik.
Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder: Way better than H4N!
M-Audio BX5 D2 Speakers: Great studio monitors
Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Boom Arm: Love it.
Rode Boom Pole:
Sony MDR7506 Headphones : Great studio headphones

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About Mike Murphy

About Mike Murphy

Show Notes

Episode #1: Intro

You are listening to Episode NUMBER 1 of Mike Murphy Unplugged. Learn. Create. Move Forward.

I am your host, Mike Murphy ((a one man band  and technology junkie, who loves to help people figure things out).  I am really excited to be here with you today. The goal of Mike Murphy Unplugged is to help you learn what you need to know in order to create online content so you can move forward in business and in life.

Purpose of episode:

This episode is to give you a behind the scenes view of my story and what to expect from future episodes of Mike Murphy Unplugged.

Are you a one man/woman band where it feels like you have to learn and do everything yourself? Do you suffer like I do from being a jack of all trades with too many great ideas in your head? You get all excited about something and then you wake up with a new idea? It’s exciting and maddening at the same time. But don’t worry, I’m here to help.

This is a podcast that documents my journey which led me to blogging and starting a podcast.

I will be sharing my knowledge, skills and insights to build a community of like-minded people who want to make a dent in the universe no matter how big or small. My goal of the podcast is to provide as much value to you as possible in under 15 minutes to motivate you to just keep making content and moving forward.

This podcast will teach the tools of the trade of running an online business and podcast and topics will include:

  • Gear & Equipment
  • Building a website and using WordPress
  • How & Why to launch a podcast
  • Graphic design,Entrepreneurship & Productivity
  • Curated content and social media trends
  • There will be features such as:
  • Ask Mike Anything (Q&A)
  • My Favorite Things (Podcasts, Books, Music, Websites)
  • What is in your podcast toolkit? I will be asking fellow podcasters what their go-to tools are
  • Guest interviews in the very near future
  • And much more to come as we evolve together.

 

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Podcast

Podcast

Mike Murphy Unplugged is set to go live. Wish me luck as I jump in the podcaster world. Mike Murphy Unplugged will be a weekly podcast inspiring one man bands to learn as much as possible in order to create useful content and keep moving forward in business and in life. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses from time to time.

Creating a podcast has been something I have wanted to do for a long time and I am ready to share my insights and knowledge in hopes of helping a few people figure out whatever they are stuck on.

What are you struggling with or want to know more about? Please leave a comment and let me know.

-Mike