“Turn Key” E-Commerce System

SportsJunk.com/DallasCharge

SportsJunk.com Hosted Dallas Charge Merchandise Store NPF

How I Created A Turn Key Solution

When the National Pro Fastpitch League added a mew team in Frisco, Texas I immediately contacted the new Dallas Charge Management to see how I might be able to help them.

They wanted to build a store on their new website at www.DallasCharge.com, but did not want to create it themselves, or even operate it themselves.

I came up with the perfect solution. I not only built them a store located at SportsJunk.com/DallasCharge, but I also inventory all the products they manufacture.

Then I take in the sales when purchases are made, and even ship them to the customers.

This partnership is a FULL turn key service on our end. All they do is supply us with more inventory as we sell out.

Oh yea, they make the profits too.

How can you get started today?

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The Fastpitch Radio Network

Turning a single podcast into a podcast network

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I have been posting episodes of the Fastpitch Radio Show since 2004 when the first episode appeared under the name The Sports Podcast.

It has taken on many different variations since then, but now it is taking a giant leap. I am moving from a single podcast to a full network of podcasts. Yes, the Fastpitch Radio Show is becoming the Fastpitch Radio Network.

I got the basis idea of how to set up the network from my good friend Scott Sigler. In case you are not familiar with Scott he is the genius behind ScottSigler.com. Scott is a writer that gives away his books as free podcasts.

Back in 2005 Scott gave away his first book Earth Core as a podcast. His podcast was an instant hit, and people loved it.

After he finished Earth Core he started his second book as a podcast. Since this was a new book he started a new podcast feed with a new RSS.

What was the problem with this? The problem was all of his dedicated listeners had to subscribe again. That means he lost all his subscribers, and had to get them all to subscribe again to the new podcast feed for his new book. He ended up using one feed for all his books that came out in the future. So if you subscribe to one of his books you will get all of his books.

I remembered this when setting up my network, and used his strategy of having one feed for my network of softball podcasts. Just like he now uses one feed for all of his book.

That means a fan can subscribe to one podcast feed and receive all the podcasts in my network on that one feed.
Fastpitch Radio Show App on iTunes!
So starting Monday January the 4th a softball fan can subscribe to my iTunes feed at itunes.fastpitchradio.com and receive all the shows I am adding to the network.

Get the app on iTunes at App.FastpitchRadio.com

The network will have three podcasts to start with. Of course I am continuing the Fastpitch Radio Show. I am adding Olympian Dr. Dot Richardson and her Fastpitch History Podcast as show number two. Then Dr. Sherry Werner Ph’d will bring us the Fastpitch Expert as show number 3.

People can also subscribe on android devices with Stitcher, or Tunein. They can also just listen on the web by going to the site at http://FastpitchRadio.com

I am in talks with a few more possible podcast producers for the network. I do not know what the total possibilities for the network are, but I do know by everyones shows being on one podcast feed we all benefit every time there is a new subscriber.

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Wordpress Design, Hosting, Graphics, Podcasting, and Publishing

I have been creating websites for over 20 years and currently run over 25 WordPress websites. People started asking me “Who does your website?” or “Do you know anyone that can build a website?” As the demand rose I decided to start offering my knowledge and expertise as a service. Take a look below to see what I can do for you.

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Look no further! I specialize in helping you stand out online with your new project. I work with each client individually to understand and bring their vision to life on the web.

What I Have To Offer

Website Design:
I help you create a fully responsive website utilizing today’s top website platform, WordPress. By building a strong website you are able to establish credibility and trust with your potential buying market.

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My team can create custom graphics and images to suit your needs. Looking for a custom logo? We’ve got you covered. I can provide you with designs for Social Media, Websites, Podcast, Apps, and more!

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I am experienced in publishing content in many formats from e-books to paperbacks, digital magazines, mobile apps and blogs. After writing your content we can help design and publish high quality digital products.

Podcasting
Podcasting is in my blood. I have the knowledge and tools to help you set-up, record, and publish your audio or video content. One of the best ways to market your online or retail products. The perfect way to build a target audience.

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I am devoted to help take your vision and brand it effectively online. By setting up a rock-solid website you are able to gain credibility and trust with your potential markets.

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Case Study of Gary Leland

By Christian Tippens

GaryA few months ago a young University of Texas at Arlington Student came in my store, and asked if they could interview me for a case study they had to do in one of their classes.

I really do not think they had any idea of who I was. They simply came in because their boyfriend was a softball player and suggested me as an interesting interview subject.

I just received the Case Study and while she did get a few facts wrong, all in all it was pretty good.

I thought I would share it with you.

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Gary Leland, a South Carolina native with just a high school education would have never foreseen the promising happy life he has now. Leland came from nothing and everyone that he knew from his neighbors to all of his family members were all manual labors, his parents even sent him to a two year vocational school so that he could learn the craftsmanship of being an electrician.

Leland did not want that to be his story in life, so he moved to Texas in 1979 in his early twenties to get away from his environment and start fresh. He knew he couldn’t be great living in his hometown. Leland started out as a salesman in home sales with just $24 he built himself a small empire by selling mini blinds door to door, which now has turned into numerous small successful businesses.

Leland, an owner of SoftballJunk.com which came into fruition in 2000, then he turned the website into an actual store in 2001. The store was the first fast pitch softball store to be established in the country. Leland’s store is a small but lucrative shop that originally sold just softball gear, but over the years developed into also carrying baseball gear is celebrating its 14’Th year in business. Leland, a father to two girls, Amanda and Lauren one could say he owes a certain amount of gratitude to his daughters. Gary’s daughters both played softball and he was their coach.

Gary first created softballjunk.com in 2000 to help pay for the cost of uniforms and equipment, with four teams under his belt, one can imagine how expensive playing softball could be.

Gary also owns Leland’s Interiors which was founded in 1981 by Gary and his wife Kathy. The Lelands first began selling mini blinds, and now sell custom blinds, wallpaper and other decorative textiles to suit all customer needs rather it be business or personal.

Leland’s online world began in 1996, he has 25 websites and is the owner of 450 Facebook groups with 100,000 followers, he has written a number of books and owns and runs two magazines, he is the former National Director of Social Media for 3.7 million member strong United States Specialty Sports Association.

Leland has his own show the Gary Leland Show, along with Fast Pitch T.V. Network. He owns and runs Podertainment.com and is the publisher of Podertainment Magazine, a magazine at a rate of $12.99 a month, which welcomes ideas for original editorial content from guest writers. Leland is believed to be one of the first 50 pioneers of podcasting.

At a point in time in the interview Mr. Leland described his business as a wagon wheel, all spokes… his websites, his books, and his magazines all lead back to his stores Sports Junk and Leland’s Interiors.

Gary first started working in small jobs that most teenage kids have while maturing and growing up. Gary worked at a clothing store, he did telephone sales in high school and worked at a dance studio signing people up for classes, working at the dance studio was one of his favorite jobs; “It was a blast working at the dance studio, all we did was play around.”

After high school, Gary, a 27 year old young man worked for a marketing company which travelled 3-6 months per city opening cable t.v. markets that taught people how to be door to door salesmen. The business was supposed to move on to Louisville, Kentucky but he met Kathy, his wife to be and stayed in Texas and started selling storm windows.

He wanted to get out of in home sales so he got involved with a vending food company. The company ran restaurants for larger corporate companies, General Motors was one of the accounts Gary personally ran. Gary stayed with the company for a year or two and then went back to in home sales selling mini blinds door to door, at that time new houses and sub divisions were built and no one had mini blinds to protect their privacy.

New home owners would just put up sheets, the 1 inch mini blinds had come into fashion and the blinds couldn’t be purchased at home depot or other retail stores. Gary would sell the mini blinds and receive a thousand dollars per house, he and his friends were rolling in the dough. He had a quota to make which was a million dollars a year, Gary had made his quota by January 8th, he gave his boss two weeks’ notice and decided to go into business himself selling mini blinds full-time.

One could say that Gary Leland fell into his own businesses he loved in home sales, and still does. Leland did not have business plans or business models, he started out going door to door selling high pressure storm windows.

He did however have some help when it came to establishing his first website in 1996, against the advice of his friends, who said nothing will come of that Gary pursued it any way. Gary can see the big picture, “you gotta know what the people want”.

While being an in home salesman Gary was bringing in thousands of dollars, he was an optimistic, charismatic person who could sell anything, who just happened to be a relatable average guy and people loved that. The success that in home sales brought him was what started his first business Leland’s Interiors.

At that time there were many small interior businesses in Arlington on Cooper Street and Gary’s was one of them. His friends saw how successful Gary was becoming and they wanted to work for him, and they did. After years of working under Gary his friends realized that he was receiving 100% of the business revenue and they wanted that income for themselves; so Gary helped his friends establish their own interior businesses.

To this day Gary has gone on to accomplish a plethora of successful small businesses and his friends still just have one interior business, and his friends are all college educated; in fact they all graduated from Texas’ top schools. A college education isn’t everything when it comes to being successful, Gary’s many successes are proof of that. Gary agrees and strongly feels that a college education is important and that everyone should go to college. He tells the technology gifted people he frequently comes in contact with that they too should attend college, regardless of how skilled they are at being techs.

Leland’s Interior’s is now one of the largest and most successful interior stores in Texas, Gary and his wife Kathy started in a smaller shop but over time their business grew and they moved into a larger brick and mortar store. The other textile companies that were located on Cooper Street have since then gone out of business, when they did Gary bought their textile books and materials for pennies on the dollar. One could say that Gary was and is successful from the other business owners’ failures.

The same with his softball and baseball junk store, Gary heard that a business owner was going out of business in Fort Worth, Texas and Gary offered to buy the man’s gear, but the man refused to admit that his business was foreclosing. In the end Gary was able to save money and buy the gear for pennies on the dollar, another success from someone’s failure.

When asked to describe his life as an entrepreneur Gary replied, “What does that mean? I know what the term entrepreneur means I learned it ten years ago, but I don’t know what that means.” “These days everyone wants to be an entrepreneur it is such a big term that you didn’t see fifteen twenty years ago.”

Gary starts his days at six am, gets up checks his emails and social media sites as he watches T.V., specifically the news. He then heads to the Leland’s and arrives at his stores by eight am, he gets a couple of hours to himself before the stores open at ten am. He works from ten to closing which is 6pm, heads home to get ready to walk two miles with his wife and then works somewhere until ten pm and afterwards calls it a night.

100 Great Podcasting Tips

From 100 Great Podcasters

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I have released my new eBook on Amazon.com!

Now Available on Amazon for Only $0.99 – CLICK HERE

This book was gathered by reaching out to the podcast community, and asking “What advice do you have for new podcasters?”. I knew the advice and knowledge the podcast community would share could be helpful to new, and seasoned podcasters. 100 of the best podcast tips on the planet!

The Fastpitch Book

20 Great Coaches Give 20 Great Tools

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The Fastpitch Book Compiled By Gary Leland

I reached out to my personal contacts list of coaches and asked each of them to submit their advice from their combined years of experience in fastpitch softball. I knew the advice and knowledge they would share could help everyone improve their game throughout their fastpitch softball career.

This book was then compiled of 20 of the best articles written by 20 great fastpitch softball coaches from around the nation. It also includes several bonus tips from many other professional coaches. This information is meant to give insight and thought processes in the game of fastpitch softball. Many tools and techniques behind what it takes to build a successful team.

Here is the list of all the great contributors and what they wrote:

  • Aaron Weintraub – Mental Toughness Healthy Perspective
  • Bryan Burrows Ingalis – A New Approach to Catcher Training
  • Charity Butler – Confidence Coaching
  • Charlie Dobbins – A Completely Different Ball Game
  • Darrick Brown – Work + Love + Faith = Success
  • Joni Frei – Program Design and Implementation
  • Kaci Clark Zerbe – Popular Myth of Pitching in College
  • Keri Casas – The Hell Week Pitching Workout
  • Laura Berg – The Mindset of an Outfielder
  • Lisa Iancin – The Moment
  • Meagan Denny-White – Pitching With A Purpose
  • Michele Martin Diltz – Competitive Training
  • Mitch Alexander – Pressure Cooker
  • Rita Lynn Gilman – Double Ball Drills
  • Rob Crews – 7 Phases of Visual Mechanics
  • Shannon McDougall – Periodization, Yearly Training Plan
  • Shannon Murray – Pitcher Mental Toughness
  • Dr. Sherry Werner – DO’s / DON’Ts for Windmill Pitchers
  • Stacie Mahoe – How Extra Work Makes a Difference
  • Venus Taylor – Creating the Championship Culture
  • Bonus Chapter – 30 More Great Tips

Good luck reaching for your next championship!

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My New Book Release

"Marketing Your Retail Store In An Online World"

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Marketing Your Retail Store In An Online World
I have just released my new eBook on Amazon.com!

This book is a compilation of interviews gathered and transcribed from my podcast, The Gary Leland Show. I have interviewed some of the best social media marketers in the world and we will talk about how to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and many other platforms to your advantage.

I wanted ask some of the best minds in the online industry how using social media and multicasting will help you sell actual products. When I say selling products, I’m not talking about selling ebooks, or webinars, or online conferences, even though I may cover those some day. The main thing I am talking about when I say “selling stuff” is selling real, physical stuff. Things you may inventory or even ship to your customers; maybe its shoes, maybe it’s hats, maybe it’s softball equipment like I do, but actually selling stuff is what we are talking about.

I hope after reading this book you find the direction and motivation to take your retail business to the online market, and implement the following social media marketing insights to build a profitable e-commerce business.

Featured interviews from:

Chris Brogan on Marketing
Dennis Yu and Alex Houg on Facebook
Cynthia Sanchez on Pinterest
Gary’s Personal Facebook Strategy
Paul Colligan on Marketing
David Jackson on Podcasting
Jeremy Vest on YouTube
Tim Paige on Leadpages
Lynette Young on Aweber
Patrick Rauland on WooCommerce
Christian Psencik on Automation
Mason Pelt on Facebook
Chris Green on Amazon
Lynette Young on Google Plus
Gary Loper on Twitter

Marketing Your Retail Store In An Online World

 

 

Marketing Your Retail Store In An Online World: Volume 1

Now Available on Amazon CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

Talking WordPress

with Leslie Samuels

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Gary Leland Show Episode 19

This week I talk with Leslie Samuels of www.becomeablogger.com about WordPress, Woo-commerce, and more blogging advice. – Produced By Gary Leland

 

If you have a question send it to me at GaryLeland@gmail.com

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Google Hates Me

Joe Youngblood Tells Us Why

Google Hates Me, and Joe Youngblood Tells Us Why


Gary Leland Show Episode 18

This week I talk SEO with Joe Youngblood of WinnerWinnerChickenDinner.co, and JoeYoungblood.com tells me why Google hates me. – Produced By Gary Leland




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Talking Social with Vernon Ross

Talking Social With Vernon Ross


Gary Leland Show Episode 17

This week I talk social with Vernon Ross of VernonRoss.com – Produced By Gary Leland




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Talking Twitter With Gary Loper

Talking Twitter With Gary Loper


Gary Leland Show Episode 16

This week I talk about Twitter with Gary Loper of GaryLoper.com – Produced By Gary Leland




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Talking Google Plus With Lynette Young

Talking Google Plus With Lynette Young


Gary Leland Show Episode 15

This week I talk about Google Plus with Lynette Young of Purple Stripe Media – Produced By Gary Leland




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