James Hahn II is a digital marketing consultant, speaker, blogger and entrepreneur. He is an expert at building loyal customer bases and growing client brands. After achieving immense success with an innovative digital marketing program in the oil and gas industry, he founded Tribe Rocket and helps entrepreneurs and other business do the same. James is revenue driven, a fossil fuel enthusiast and is the host of the Oil & Gas Digital Marketing podcast.
The day that you leave that job is an amazing feeling, the hard part was getting to that day. – James Hahn II
James expressed how hard work and persistence had helped him find the niche that he needed to get into to build his business. He realized that in listening to a lot of great speakers, the things they were talking about did not align to him. He started calling every person that he knew and offered to help them with their websites. He audited websites and helped them to improve their websites. He did this for 8 months, helping people without asking for payment or expecting anything in return. The day he left his job was an amazing feeling, the hard part was getting to that day. Have a rhythm of doing things every day. Writing marketing content is helpful in building his business. Getting the copy out of the way – speak directly & quickly to your customer’s personal paying points.
James’s One Idea
James started his first business back in 2008. He lost 87 lbs. after seesawing with his weight for 8 years and he helped his brother lose 126 lbs. in 8 months a lot of people kept asking him for help. He tried his hand at becoming a health coaching/speaker. He stopped eating sugar on January 12, 2006 and has never gone back. He started learning more about public speaking by joining the National Association of Speakers (The Academy). He did this from 2008 to 2010. After moving to Texas he continued to learn more about being an entrepreneur even after he was on phone sales and became a technical writer for Drilling Info. One day his boss told him that he was a marketer. He then became the face of their brand online. With his help, Drilling Info became the preeminent thought leader in oil and gas online.
Tribe Rocket, “Build Your Tribe. Grow your Brand. Watch Profits Soar.” They are the architects and engineers of their clients’ digital persona in all media driven marketing. They are not an agency or strictly consultants. It’s more of a partnership on content, sales copy, and marketing funnels.
To connect with James:
Jame Hahn II Email: email@example.com
Lessons / Struggles
He didn’t know how to get clients and didn’t know how to do a business on his own.
“Shokunin” = the mastery of a profession. The principle of doing the same thing every day. Having a rhythm by the way that you do things.
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If he were to start another business today, he would concentrate on five are:
- Take a great name that explains what the business does right away.
- Niche it down with the tagline.
- Create a website that is a lead-collection machine. (Like Hot Spot Websites = hook is the catchy thing that gets your attention; verse is elaborating on that story for 2-3 lines)
- Begin producing content that is overwhelmingly helpful.
- Market that marketing and get it in front of as many eyeballs as possible.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Have the focus and rhythm of doing the same basic things for your business every day. Be a master of your art.
Secret To Success
His temperament is driven toward success. He is also sanguine (he likes being in charge). Personal development – getting better every day.
National Association of Speakers, Michigan Chapter