Net Positive with Blake Emal

Net Positive with Blake Emal

By Blake Emal
Net Positive follows the inner thoughts and trajectory of work-in-progress, 20-something Blake Emal.

On this show, you'll get a mix of documentation and interviews. Look, I have big dreams just like the next gal or guy.

The only difference? I'm not going to pretend that I'm a millionaire with all the answers (because I'm not and I don't).

I want to document the EXPERIENCE of growing in my career and skillset, rather than acting like something I'm not.

This podcast goes out to all the solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs that keep it 100.

No fluff, just cool stuff.
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Differentiators: My #1 Tip for Succeeding in Any Channel
It's been a while since I last recorded for my personal podcast, but here we go again! This time, we are going under a new name: Net Positive. In the first episode back, let's dive into what it takes to win in any digital channel. If you want tips more frequently and in your inbox, you can join my newsletter at Don't forget to follow me socially as well (you can DM me your marketing questions or just say wassup): LinkedIn ⏎ Twitter ⏎ Facebook ⏎ Instagram ⏎
May 21, 2019
Cory Warfield: Start a Business from Nothing and Grow It w/ Social Media
Have you long contemplated the possibility of starting your own company, but don't know where to start? Cory Warfield can relate to that. In fact, there was a point where Cory didn't even know he wanted to start a business. He found himself without a home and without any resources, and had to decide what he was going to make of himself. In this interview, Cory provides relatable and actionable advice for starting a company and growing it through social media.
September 6, 2018
Build an Unstoppable Personal Brand with LinkedIn Expert Natalia Wiechowski
Are you stuck in a career that doesn't fulfill you? Are you silently begging for a new opportunity to present itself so you can move on? Many people across the world are faced with this dilemma, but they have no idea how to escape it. Dr. Natalia Wiechowski was one of them. She gained an impressive education, and began an impressive career. And yet, it didn't speak to what she truly wanted to accomplish with her life. She determined that it was time to make a change. After a 9-month sabbatical and intense thought, Natalia moved on to the next chapter of her life. She is now an award-winning personal branding strategist, Instagram influencer, and LinkedIn expert. In this interview, she gives highly actionable tips and methods for getting to a place in your life that you'll absolutely love.
August 30, 2018
The Do NOTs of Instagram
There are a lot of great things to do on Instagram, and a whole lot more DO NOTS. Here is an episode for you Insta-lovers out there. This is based off of my own experiments on the platform.
August 23, 2018
Is Social Media Bad or Good?
Have you ever truly wondered if social media is bad or good? There are so many factors at play for this question, but I attempt to do my best job at dissecting the good and the bad aspects of social media in this video. There are no perfect answers here, but I believe that ultimately social media platforms are good when used genuinely. You'll learn more about that explanation in the video, as well as why some people think social media is ruining our lives! Make sure to SUBSCRIBE and hit the BELL so you never miss my videos again!
August 13, 2018
How to Be Creative on Social Media
Want to know how to be creative and interesting on social media? One of the most daunting tasks for content creators is knowing what content to post. And even then, actually executing and making a creative video or post is extremely difficult. In this episode, I share my own tips that have worked exceptionally well for my social media accounts. Make sure to subscribe and comment letting me know what your social media questions are. I would love to be a resource for you!
August 8, 2018
Go from Idea to Successful Social Media Account
Ever had a great idea for an Instagram account or YouTube channel? How do you take it from just an idea to a successful reality?
July 30, 2018
6 Easy Steps To Create a Great LinkedIn Profile
Now is the time to start catching the wave of professional networking online, and there is no better place to do so than LinkedIn. But the simple fact of having a profile is not enough. You need to transform your account into a lead gen and recruiting machine. What determines LinkedIn profile strength? Ultimately, the impact of your LinkedIn account comes down to 6 simple, yet essential, elements: Headshot Banner Image Headline Summary Endorsements Experience
July 9, 2018
How to Choose Keywords without Any Tools
What on earth is a keyword? And how am I supposed to choose good ones if I'm a total noob to SEO? In this episode, I give you a method for finding and selecting keywords that will crush it online, without having to learn to use any new online tools. Remember to subscribe to the show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.
July 2, 2018
How to Build a Following on Instagram
Over the past 2 months, I have used my personal Instagram as a guinea pig to find out what works and doesn't on the app in terms of gaining a bigger following. Here is what I've found so far: 1. What not to do: - Follow/Unfollow - Buy followers - Misuse hashtags - Post random content - set up automatic DMs - set up automatic comments and likes - post at random times 2. What to do: - Post at the right times according to cold-hard data - Follow only people in your niche - Using the right hashtags (100K-500K posts) - Spend at least 30 minutes a day commenting on those relevant hashtags - Post consistent content (both in style and in substance) - Use DM groups to connect with up to 15 people in your niche at a time, come to an agreement to like each other's content when it goes live) - Use Stories properly (hashtags, polls, mentions, locations) -Create IGTV videos NOW
June 29, 2018
Becoming a LinkedIn Zealot & Storyteller with Jacob Lebovits
Want to start crushing it on LinkedIn? Take some tips from one of the best content creators on the professional network, Jacob Lebovits.
June 27, 2018
How to Get Featured on Men's Health (or other big publications) w/ Jordan Paris
Today, I speak with Jordan Paris, Author of Growth Mindset University and owner of Paris Web Design. We cover everything from what makes great web design, to common design flaws and mistakes, and even how to get featured in big publications, like Men's Health. Get Jordan's book on Amazon or at Also check out Jordan's blog at Make sure to subscribe to the podcast AS WELL AS the YouTube channel at
June 25, 2018
How-To: IGTV (Instagram TV) and Why You MUST Create Videos
IGTV is Instagram's brand new app and integration that allows you to upload long-form video content! This will answer questions, such as: - What is IGTV? - How Does it Work? - Why Is It Different than Instagram? - And more will be explained! This is huge news for all creators, whether on Instagram vs YouTube vs Snapchat, or elsewhere. IGTV has the potential to change the way personal video is consumed. You can create a one hour Instagram video! This is an Instagram update you won't want to miss. Directly from the Instagram Blog: "IGTV is different in a few ways. First, it’s built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical. Also, unlike on Instagram, videos aren’t limited to one minute. Instead, each video can be up to an hour long." Add me on IGTV at or by following me on Instagram @blakebemal !
June 22, 2018
Getting More Customers from your Website with Carol J. Dunlop
On today's episode, I speak with Carol J. Dunlop, author of "UN-Market Your Business: 10 Ways for Savvy Entrepreneurs to Stand Out, Stop Struggling, and Start Profiting". We discuss the ins and outs of what makes a great website, as well as how to get more customers from your online presence. This is a great show for small business owners who are looking for tips from an industry pro. Carol has been in web design and marketing for more than 20 years, and has seen it all. Here is the website for the freebie: Without further ado, please enjoy this interview with Carol J Dunlop.
June 20, 2018
How to Make Way More $$$ on your Website with CRO
If you have traffic coming in to your website, but the sales just aren't reflecting any success, you need to try out some CRO tips. Lucky for you, I have a bunch right here in this episode. CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) is highly important, and often overlooked. It basically deals with all elements of your website that are trying to get users to buy your product or service. How well is your website set up to succeed?
June 18, 2018
8 Social Media Engagement Tips: Explode Your Likes & Comments
Looking for insanely actionable social media engagement advice? Here are 8 tips that will explode the amount of likes, comments, and shares you receive. Tips include: - Ask them to like, share, or comment on your content - Always respond to any comment you get on any platform - Use clickbait the right way! - And more! If you haven't already subscribed to this podcast, don't miss out on any more actionable tips! Go to --- ---
June 13, 2018
How to Make Money Off of Your Hobbies and Passions through Social Media
There is so much opportunity out there for you to take your idea from an interest to a money-making machine. Here are my expert tips based on my own personal experience. Get started on your journey today!
June 11, 2018
What is Email Marketing and How Do I Get Started?
Do you use email marketing for your business? Well if you don't, or need a primer, take a listen here.
June 7, 2018
How Can Social Media Marketing Really Help My Business?
What is SMM? How can I make it work for my business or brand? What platform(s) should I use and which should I avoid? Get the answers to these questions and more, right here.
June 5, 2018
Pro's Guide to the Best Free Marketing Tools for Your Biz
A Pro's Guide to the Best Free Online Marketing Tools for Your Small Biz or Brand Getting better keyword ideas: UberSuggest Website SEO Analysis: Neil Patel's SEO Analysis Collecting Emails: SUMO Email Marketing and Automation: Finding viral content to post: Google Trends & Buzzsumo Finding what your customers want to know: Getting your ideal leads: Hunter
June 4, 2018
How can I learn how to make money in online marketing?
Want to learn how to make money in online marketing? This episode explains the tools and resources you need to succeed, as well as winning marketing methodologies that will drive success to your online presence.
June 1, 2018
How to Start a Blog (for free and for businesses)
Need to start blogging? I have some tips for you based off 5 years of experience.
May 30, 2018
The Most Impactful Digital Marketing Tactics to Implement
Looking for quick wins and the most important things you could start out doing in digital marketing? I’ve got you covered.
May 28, 2018
Uncovering Digital Marketing Trends for 2018 and Beyond
- SEO: Writing and making media more human. In an age of automation, the key trend for 2018 is true engagement between human beings. If you can master this, you can master Google in 2018. - Content Marketing: Creating native video for each platform and engaging directly with your audience. The big trend here is going for a smaller, high quality audience. This opposes thoughts in the past of getting as many people in front of your content as possible. Instead, relationships with the right people and promote to them. - Voice Marketing: Perhaps the biggest trend of the past year that will continue to boom in popularity is that of voice marketing. Think about it: podcasts are bigger than ever, Alexa and Google are taking over our homes, and Spotify just launched their audio ad platform. Take advantage of this by starting a podcast where you provide real value. Create an Alexa briefing skill and update it daily. Try your hand at Spotify ads (they do most of the work for you, after all)
May 25, 2018
Is Digital the New Marketing?
This episode talks about why digital marketing is (and isn't) just marketing. Subscribe to the podcast and to the YouTube channel for free online marketing lessons.
May 23, 2018
Intro to Sparketing: Learn Digital Marketing for Free!
Sparketing is where people like you turn to learn digital marketing from start to finish, all for FREE! This podcast is all about teaching you highly actionable online marketing principles for growing your business or brand. If that sounds like something that could provide value to you, your brand, and your business, then make sure to join me by subscribing!
May 22, 2018
How to Start Working from Home in 2018 (and How to Crush It)
The #1 question I get from people considering a switch to freelance work or starting their own business is: What is it like working from home? If you are considering a similar change in your life, you may be wondering: - Is working from home easier or harder? - Won't I get distracted all the time? - How do I remain focused on my work? - How do I set up a productive home office? I will answer all of these questions and more right here, right now.
May 16, 2018
6 Things You Need to Crush It As a Solopreneur
Go out there and crush it as a solopreneur with these 6 actionable tips: 1. Play to your passions, not just your strengths 2. Narrow down your niche that makes you stand out like a unicorn in a sea of donkeys (Larry Kim) 3. Find likeminded people on social media and cater to them, not to the masses 4. Be authentically YOU, 100% of the time. People don't like boring pretenders, and if you get mocked for being you then hey: you've still got their attention 5. Make mistakes every single day. Just don't make the same ones tomorrow. 6. Ask for what you are worth based on results and experience. Don't charge less because you think clients want that. Charge your authentic worth per project
May 14, 2018
5 Tips for Turning Your Website into a Money-Making Machine
Do you have a website? Of course you do. You're listening to this episode, after all! Here are 5 great tips on conversion optimization for your website. You will learn the importance of: - Goals - Great content - Meaningful design - Starting a blog - Using videos to engage
May 11, 2018
Why Your Competitors Are Beating You & How to Stop It
You may have noticed your competitors beating you at your own game. The question must then be asked: are you playing the wrong game?
May 8, 2018
Podcasting 101: How to Start, Build, and Succeed
It took me 25 years to realize that I thoroughly enjoyed sitting in an empty room, talking to myself. No, I’m not insane. I’m the next closest thing: an avid podcaster. I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to find the right medium for capturing my voice and telling the stories I actually care about telling. I know that you might be thinking podcasts are sort of boring. You are dead wrong.
May 3, 2018
Get Sales Booming by Niching Down and Making a Nest
The word "niche" in French means to make a nest. This is what niches should be for our business: a safe zone carefully constructed for us from which we never deviate. Niching down is the single most effective strategy for increasing sales and improving morale in your business.
April 28, 2018
Grow Your Social Media w/ 6 Insanely Actionable Tips
Here are 6 tips to make your social media approach far more productive: 1. Identify the platforms that work for your brand or business 2. Know your goal for each platform and write it down in a permanent place. Sticky notes! 3. Create a posting schedule and content calendar 4. Try to spend an hour per day per platform engaging with your audience 5. If you must market, avoid AdWords and stick with Facebook ads 6. Don't forget that your audience is already bigger than you think
April 27, 2018
Self-Love, Trials, & Overcoming w/ the Amazing Faith Meyers
Faith is basically my new hero. She has been through so much, but listen to the power and poise with which she speaks. Trials do not need to define us in any way other than by showing our strength to overcome.
April 26, 2018
Finding what makes your heart sing & chasing it 😍
What makes your heart sing? How can you be or become a better self-starter? Hint: You are already doing a great job, not just tweak it.
April 26, 2018
How to Do Onsite Optimizations and Change Your Pages Forever
Your website will thank you later.
April 23, 2018
Why Your Business Will Fail Without Digital Marketing
Your business cannot succeed without it. Take your competitive advantage and run with it.
April 20, 2018
What agencies won't tell you about SEO
What is SEO? What are agencies not telling you about it? I will give you a couple of actionable tips to avoid the agency.
April 19, 2018
The free digital marketing tools you will need to succeed on your own
TOOLS FOR MEASURING SUCCESS Google Analytics Google Search Console TOOLS FOR KEYWORD RESEARCH Google Keyword Planner Reddit Wikipedia Google Trends Twitter Competitor websites TOOLS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Snapchat YouTube Instagram Pocket Buffer TOOLS FOR AUTOMATION IFTTT Buffer TOOLS FOR DESIGN Canva Unsplash TOOLS FOR YOUR WEBSITE Wordpress Grammarly Yoast SEO plugin Google pagespeed insights TOOLS FOR EMAIL MARKETING Mailchimp TOOLS FOR PPC Google AdWords Facebook Ads Manager
April 18, 2018
What Are the Different Categories of Digital Marketing?
Today we go through the seven (7) categories of digital marketing that you will become a master at in the coming weeks. They are as follows: Search engine optimization Search engine marketing Content marketing Social Media Marketing Pay-per-click advertising Affiliate marketing Email marketing
April 17, 2018
How Do Search Engines Work?
Let's build on our foundations and learn about search engines.
April 16, 2018
The Basics of Digital Marketing: Building a Foundation
Before you learn the deep details of digital marketing, you need a base upon which to build. Let's start there.
April 15, 2018
If You Had to Pick One Social Media Platform and Scrap the Rest
Which one would you pick and why? Keep in mind, you have to scrap the rest.
April 14, 2018
#1 - Intro to Concept
Self-explanatory, right?
April 13, 2018