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Chris Huntley went from young, starving insurance agent who couldn't close a door to generating over 2000 leads a month online and $1.5 Million in revenues for Huntley Wealth with content marketing. Now, instead of chasing his friends & family for business or hustling for leads at networking events he has a staff of 4, works part-time, spend less time on sales and more on strategy and spend more time with his young family. 

This is exactly how Huntley generates over 2000 leads a month online for his service business, how he converts them, how many become clients, his operation, etc... after 8-years of hustling and bootstrapping

PLUS, a brilliant tactic (I've never heard of) that Huntley uses to get high authority back links that help boost his search rankings.

IMPORTANT: This interview will only be available for 5-days before move it to the members area on InternetMarketing.com

 

Direct download: ChrisHuntley-InsuranceLeads.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

When John T. Meyer started a niche infographic design agency, Lemonly, 4-year ago it was just him and his co-founder, Amy. But when started growing, clients started tumbling in and the work started to pile up needed to learn the fine art (and science)...a system, really, for hiring top talent, in a hurry.

In this interview, Meyer, shares their unique process learned through (expensive) trial-and-error for finding reliable, hard working and talented graphic designers...without tearing your hair out...so you can apply it to your business to build your own team of top talent. 

This micro-class is brought to you by InternetMarketing.com

= Success Leaves Clues =

If you're too busy or just tired of wading through the hype, garbage and "snake oil" polluting the Internet and just want to find out what PROVEN online entrepreneurs (who are probably doing better than you) know about marketing & growing a business, then go hangout with the "big boys" on InternetMarketing.com

Direct download: Lemonly-JohnTmeyer.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Jason Zook built a $1.2 million business charging companies money to wear their logo t-shirt, make silly videos then share them on social media. Not only did he sell his sole to his business, he went as far as to sell his own name to the highest bidder, twice.

It was fun, lucrative, but with a fully booked client roster and all that money tumbling in, he at the end of the day, he was miserable. 

Zook shares some profound business lessons that can only be learned from the rise and fall of a proven entrepreneur, exactly how he's bouncing back by starting a new business that he validated by pre-selling his idea, BuyMyFuture.com

There are some incredibly business lessons in this interview for entrepreneurs at every stage, including:

-  The scalability of the business

- The problem with chasing money

- If you're looking for "multiple streams of income" you've got to hear what Zook has to say. 

- Lessons in testing and pre-selling to find out if you have a winning product or business idea. 

- Values and why they are important

- The truth about work, like balance. 

etc...

Direct download: JasonZook.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

After Jon Beekman's 1st startup failed he took a $1000 "allowance" from his wife to start ecommerce website - Mancrates - selling gifts for men "that don't suck," growing from his apartment living room to 40 employees using a creative combination of extreme bootstrapping, growth hacking and lean startup methodology. 

Quote "Life is short. you should build what makes you happy and excited about."    

You'll Also Learn:

- Exactly what he focused on and invested in the first 6-months to find product-market-fit in his ecommerce niche. 

- How he pitched his co-founder to turn down a high-paying job in Silicon valley and work at his startup for peanuts. 

- The (sadly) unique way he got feedback from his customers - and why it worked so damn well. 

- The crazy, but simple, interview tactic Beekman uses to screen job applicants to make sure they're team players. 

- One (weird) interview question he asked each of his 40 employees to make sure they would fit into Mancrates corporate culture. 

- and more.

"Failure is spending your life doing something you're not passionate about." Jon Beekman, founder @mancrates 

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Direct download: Mancrates-JohnBeekman.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Mark Lassoff went from earning $2000 a day as a jet setting, corporate trainer to zero when he was sidelined with cancer. Find out how he bounced back and leveraged himself by starting an online course publishing company , Learn To Program Media, that sells over 200,000 courses a year.

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Direct download: MarkLassof-LearnToProgram.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

For the first time, Matt Frary, talks about how surviving the Tsunami in Thailand inspired him to build multiple online businesses, became a millionaire at 31 and start, SmarterChaos.com, a unique performance based affiliate marketing & lead generation agency from scratch from his home-office, grew it into millions in revenue and made it into the Inc 5000, in less than 5-years.  

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Direct download: MattFrary-SmarterChaos.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Rob Booker, went from being a mormon bishop to a full-time currency trader who's made over $5-million, an author, trainer and entrepreneur who's made $6-million online (which he claims is "just a hobby") breaking some of the most sacred rules of marketing, but he claims

Rob Booker is the host of TradersPodcast.com and founder or TFL365.com 

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Direct download: RobBooker-Trader.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Matthew Paulson went from a blogger running a network of personal finance sites, getting "slapped" by Google, bouncing back and rebuilding a digital publishing company, MarketBeat.com, with 180,000 (paying) subscribers and over $1 Million in revenue at an incredible 80% profit margin. 

You'll also learn the (surprising) way he made $6,000 a month as an affiliate of one product.

And how he invested in a small blog and what he did to turn it around. 

Matthew Paulson is the founder of MarketBeat (formerly Analysts Rating Network) provides daily stock market analyst upgrades and downgrades of publicly traded stocks. 

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Direct download: MarketBeat-MatthewPaulson.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

How did Michael Shreeve go from owning a business, "failing miserably," losing $150,000 in 1-month and becoming homeless to turning it all around, bouncing back and put a million dollars in the bank in 1-year as a writer?

Short Answer: Epic, maniacal hustle ...bordering on self masochism.

In this very honest and candid interview you'll learn:

- Priceless business lessons from losing $150k in 30 days and how it changed how he makes business decisions, today.

- His (shocking) answer to the "4-Hour-Work-Week" mindset

- How a case study proving turned into a $350,000 copywriting business  (side) business in with 1200 clients in 15 months - ( AND why he would NOT recommend anyone do it.)

- What questions to ask an SEO before hiring them (from a former SEO) 

- The (cold hard) truth about outsourcing your business

- The (real) business of making money as a writer

QUOTE: "People who don't have money think the money is in the idea. Ideas are shit. The money is in execution." 

MichaelShreeve.com

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Direct download: MichaelShreeve.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

Desmond Mason went from a professional NBA basketball player and 2001 Slam Dunk champion to hustling his way to becoming a successful artist. 

He shares the mindset of a true champion and how to go from winning in sports to winning in the cutthroat business of art.   

http://dmasonart.com 

 

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Direct download: DesmondMason.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Caitlin Pyle went from making a respectable $43,000 as a freelancer to starting an online business, ProofreadAnywhere, training regular people how to have an "eagle eye" proofreading transcripts for courtroom reporters, netting $175,000 in 6-months. 

In this interview you'll also learn:

- Why 9/10 who begged her to teach them how to make a living in her proofreading niche DID NOT DO anything - until she made ONE big change. 

- The surprising reason why she believes revamping what's "old" is better than most new business ideas. 

- The #1 fear of most of freelancers 

- The shocking reason she sees people failing before they even start - and how to leapfrog past 90% of your competitors. 

- The money mindset shift from freelancer to business owner.

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Direct download: ProofreadAnywhere-CaitlinPyle2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

Tony Cappaert went working full-time at Microsoft to co-founding Contactually, a saas CRM that helps professionals build authentic relationships with their customers. In 3-years Conctactually has gone from zero to 10,000 paid users a month, 50 employees and exploding revenues 300% in the last 12 months. 

"Startups never get easier. The problems just get different."
- Tony Cappaert

YOU'LL ALSO LEARN:

- Why the freemium is a "fools errand" and would have killed company 
- His approach toward content marketing 
- The truth about "tire kickers"
- How long did it take to find product / market fit?
- The unique approach he used to hire his first salesperson.
- How he hired his first sales person

- and more...

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Direct download: Contactually-TonyCappaert.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

Derek Murphy, makes over $10K a month designing bestselling electronic book (ebook) covers. He shares his (Hollywood)  formula and why he's stepping out of that business to apply what he's learned to crush it on Amazon, self publishing his own series of Vampire books, among other things. 

CreativIndie.com

You'll also learn:

- Why it's hard to make money as an author with just 1 book.
- The (brilliant) benefit of being an "asshole" on your sales page.
- A (secret) tool he uses to find out how much money a book makes on Amazon. 
- The real reason you should sell an Amazon and not just on your website. 
- How he makes money giving away almost everything.
- The truth about what it takes to make money self publishing books on amazon. 
- The limiting  belief that prevents writers (or entrepreneurs) from selling a lot of books (and making a lot of money)
- He shares a couple niche markets where the "money gets really good" 

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Direct download: DerekMurphy-BookCovers.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Ruben Gomez, Bootstrapped his online business, Bidsketch, a software as a service company (Saas) that helps people create proposals in minutes, win millions of dollars in new business and save thousands of hours in the proposal writing process while he was a full-time employee.


After learning about the psychology behind closing large deals and helping friends with their client meetings, he decided to make it his mission to take away the pain from the proposal process.

- Why a developer decided to outsource his software development 
- Why he killed free trials and what happened to his growth 
- The powerful question he asked that helped him scale his business faster
- And 3 secrets he learned for closing big money deals 

Bidsketch.com

 

Direct download: BidSketch-RubinGamez.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:24pm EST

Cody McLain went from losing his $600,000 company when he was just 18 to bouncing back (like a badass), building 3 niche technology companies and selling them for top dollar before he was 25. Now he's doing it again with Ninja Partners.

Stick around for the 2nd half of the interview where Cody shares his epic mindset, tools and systems he setup to manage his virtual staff for 5 different companies! (A must for anyone who wants to build a business without losing their sanity)

NinjaPartners.com

 

Learn the ONE THING that seperates people who struggle from people who succeed with in businesses here.

HINT: It's not about a business idea or new marketing tactic.

 

Direct download: CodyMcLain-SupportNinja2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:03pm EST

Jules Watkins went from being a reality TV director and producer with no freedom, a hectic schedule and yo-yo income to turning his passion for video into an educational product, Video Hero, that teaches entrepreneurs how to shoot and edit video for their business with the equipment they already have. 

You'll also learn:

- The surprising reason he wanted out of TV

- The biggest mindset shift that led him from freelance contractor to his own business...that he controls

- How escaping his money struggle started with chaning one sentence in his mind.

Direct download: VideoHero-Jules.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

After selling his digital agency, Dan Norris, worked his butt off for a year and investing $60,000 in developing software  that was losing $1500 per month. One month away from having to get a JOB he brainstormed new business ideas, came up with an idea for 24/7 wordpress website support for small fixes for $69, launced a site in 2-days with $40 template. His business idea, WP Curve, now earns $80K per month.

WPcurve.com

 

Direct download: WPCurve-DanNorris.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

Stu McLaren, co-founded the software company Whishlist Member growing it into a multi-million dollar business then had a moment of clarity (after reading 2 books) and walked away after selling his share to his partners with zero idea about what he'd do next.

Find out why, the 2 books he read and what he got clear about.

You'll also learned the 1 mind shift that transformed his relationship with money from guilt to empowerment.

Stu.me

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Direct download: Stu-Mclaren.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Scott Johnston, went from a job selling enterprise software to entrepreneurship starting a (saas) software company. During his 10 years as CEO he released several applications and grew their enterprise client base to nearly 1000 health and fitness clubs.

He sold his shares in that business to focus on ThinkingSaas, a consulting business that helps Saas software companies convert more trial users to paid users, lower customer drop-off and maximize customer values.

 

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Direct download: ThinkingSaas-ScottJohnston.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Brecht Palombo went from being a real estate professional to starting DistressedPro a niche software app (with zero technical skills) for real estate investors, quiting his job, selling all his worldly possessions and traveling around the country in a trailer with his family of 5. 

 

Direct download: DistressedPro-BrechtPalombo.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

Michelle Dale is a high school dropout who went from working odd jobs, got into buying and renovating properties with very little money then decided she wanted to travel. So she sold everything she owned, paid offer her debts and started traveling the world until she ran out of money in Egypt and didn't have enough money to leave.

This is the story of how a high-school dropout went from broke and stuck in Egypt to building a $30,000 per month business providing a virtual assistant service and selling online training programs.

VirtualMissFriday

Training + "Roadmaps" to become a highly paid virtual assistant

In this episode you'll learn:

- That you level of education has no relation to your earnings

- Mindset or skills, what's her key to success?

- Why in a crowded market she still maintains the mindset that there is NO competition.

- Her approach to hiring kickass virtual assistants. (Skills or attitude? What to look for?)

- But that's not all...

Direct download: VirtualMissFriday-MichelleDale.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

Eric Barstow, was a starving student who needed money, fast. So he took what he learned as a manager of a national student painting company and went into business for himself...knocking on 250 doors in 6 hours, which resulted into 11 leads, 6 estimates and 5 painting jobs for $8000, then hired a painter for $4000, in his first week.

Since that day he's applied the 80/20 rule, inspired by the 4 Hour Work Week, to grow his business into Millions in sales, starting an online training company and investing in a leads generation business for painters.

Painter Choice

Painting Business Pro

Foothills Painting

In this episode you'll learn:

- Lessons in hiring from someone who has interviewed 3000 condidates

- What to avoid when hiring.

- The mindset shift you need to make if you want to be succesful in sales

 

Direct download: PaintingProfits-EricBarstow.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

Deland Jessop went from being a rookie police officer to starting an online training company that became the fastest growing company in Canada in 2006. Then, having another "light bulb moment" he started another business selling coffee that puts you to sleep, Counting Sheep Coffee.

After turning down an investment on the Dragon's Den he and his partners went on to turn their business idea into $200,000 in sales in it's first year and grow it to $250,000 in one month within 2-years.

CountingSheepCoffee.com

If you want to know what it (really) takes to turn an idea into a retail success, listen to this interview. 

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What you'll learn in this episode:

- How to handle rejection
- How to manage emotional roller-coaster 
- The challenge of explosive growth in retail
- The danger of trying to hold "too much of the pie." Why holding too much of the pie
- Common misconception about entrepreneurship
- Launched before facebook and profitable before him. 
- Why you need to accept the fact there is risk...don't expect it's going to be an easy ride
- Own boss - motivate yourself, set your own goals, hold yourself accountable, 

Direct download: CountingSheepCoffee-DelandJessop.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Tom Menditto went from broke, living in his car with only $300 in his bank account to earning 6-figures in 2-years blogging and coaching people with ADHD...without a single, fancy, shiny, advanced marketing tactic taught by marketing "gurus." What strategy did he use to grow his online business and achieve financial success? He worked on building himself first...then money followed...fast. PLUS you'll also learn...

http://www.pittsburghadhdcoach.com

http://overcomeadhd.org

http://masterpreneurcoaching.com

In this interview you're also going to learn:

16:00 What he did differently than other coaches to build his high-priced coaching business

19:00 Why business cards leads to negative psychology and poor sales.

22: His LOWEST point - How he went from losing all his clients, crying in his bathtub, too broke to attend his step-mother's funeral to turning it all around.

36:00 What's helped his success more than any marketing tactics.

"You have to build you up. The tactics come and go." When build yourself and then you build your business.  

37:00 His most powerful, one word tactic that he used to turn his life and business around.

 38:42 The (surprising) lesson you can learn about entrepreneurship from Bruce Lee

Direct download: TomMenditto-AdhdCoach.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:48pm EST

Jason Hartman went from poor to multi-millionaire after watching a TV infomercial. He shares his secret to success to becoming #59 top producing agent in the World for Re/Max at 24 years old. How he bought, built and sold a real estate company, grew an real estate investment portfolio and has attracted 5 million listeners with podcasting to his investor network, education and seminars.

JasonHartman.com and HartmanMedia.com

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You'll also learn:

- Why he was so successful in real-estate sales in his early 20's.

- What he did differently than broke, unsuccessful real estate agents.

- His first "I"ve made it moment" earning $43k in one month after only ever having made minimum wage.

- OPPORTUNITY: Find out who Hartman is looking to add to his team to grow his business (even though he "doesn't need the money").

 

 

 

Direct download: JasonHartmanMedia.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

Tim Bourquin, went from being a LAPD police officer of 20 years to building and selling 3 businesses (including a podcast for $600,000) to co-founding an lead generation advertising platform that has grown to $4 Million in 3 years.

AfterOffers.com

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Direct download: AfterOffers-TimBourquin-Short2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

Jon Loomer shares how being a "horrible employee" lead to the best job in sports running the NBA's fantasy league and how he started and grew a multi 6-figure Facebook training lifestyle business from his home.

JonLoomer.com

In this episode you'll learn:

:: Why the $1 trial offer marketers use to get new customers sucks, why he changed his prices and what happened to his business and lifestyle

:: The (surprising) reason why he pays for facebook ads without driving visitors to a product or service

:: How saying NO to clients makes him more money

:: Why Loomer moved away from selling training courses and what he sells now. HINT: It's not consulting

PLUS (Available for a limited time. Part 2 will be moving to a private members area. )

Jon Loomer shares his 3 advanced Facebook traffic strategies. These are totally unique strategies that I haven't heard anywhere.

 

Direct download: JonLoomer-Facebook2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

Brian Kelly, went from just below broke as a Wall Street recruiter to stumbling into a "blogging goldmine," growing his blog about travel points into 2-million visitors a month, a virtual team of 20 and millions in online sales, with zero online marketing experience. 

ThePointsGuy.com

YOU'LL LEARN:

- How he "stumbled into a blogging goldmine" and turned a blog into a 7-figure, multi-million dollar media businesses. 

- How a former Wall Street recruiter finds top talent and what he looks for in a new hire (Is it skill or attitude?)

- The first product he sold online (to validate the idea) and how his business has evolved. 

- How a cash poor guy living in New York can travel like a millionaire (even sitting behind Madonna in first class)

 

Direct download: PointsGuy-BrianKelly-Full.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

Rory Vaden, went from door-to-door salesman to starting a successful seminar sales training company, but he shut it down...Why? It was good but would never be great. So he pivoted and started another company with a different business model selling a new system of time management and self-disciple. Using a unique marketing strategy Vaden grew it into multi-million dollar global consulting practice and founded The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline. He's also the author of the New York Times bestseller books Take the Stairs and Procrastinate on Purpose.

http://roryvaden.com

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In this episode you'll learn:

- Why the the key to success is to procrastinate on purpose

- How the World's ultra performers think differently about their time

- How to get more margin in your life without working more hours

- A system to multiply your time

- The myth about balance

- What he does that does NOT scale

- The truth about manufacturing motivation

Direct download: Rory-Vaden-SalesTrainer.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:54am EST

Phil Dumas, raised $40k for a prototype for his business idea for to replace your keychain with your mobile phone and parlayed it into a $500,000 investment offer on entrepreneur reality TV show Shark Tank, before he had any revenue. Find out why he turned down the offer, plus...


- How Unikey sold 100,000 sold in 3 months and now owns 90% of smartlock space.


12:25 An important strategic lesson for beginning entrepreneurs

Quote: "Entrepreneurship is just about solving problems. Embrace mistakes as fast as you can. If you've had problems, you haven't done anything.""In every crisis there are dangers and opporuntity." 

16:00 Why every entrepreneur needs to be in constant sell mode.

18:00 The truth about what angel investors and venture capitalists really invest in...

23: why stealth mode is a bad idea

Plus more....

UniKey.com

Direct download: UniKey-PhilDumas.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Want a peek inside the mind of a million dollar blogger?

Many people talk about how to make money blogging, but few do. Yaro Starak has made over a million dollars blogging. He started his entrepreneurial journey with niche webisites before becoming one of the first blogging trainers.

After a recent failed software start-up he's refocusing on bulding his blog into, what he calls, into "real business."

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com

Direct download: YaroStarak-Blogging.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Scott Jordan, went from lawyer to incredible online success selling innovative travel clothing with loads of special hidden pockets designed to carry mobile phones, tablets, cables, etc... without looking bulky. However, ScotteVest is perhaps best known for being the MOST controversial Shark Tank entrepreneur ever.

Sottevest.com

The Oringal Shark Tank Apearance

http://youtu.be/tYvySimlShM?t=5m6s

Scott Jordan's play-by-play of his Shark Tank appearance....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WheCO4RgMGI

 

Direct download: ScottJordan-ScotteVest-SharkTank.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

Would you sell everything to turn your passion into business with a plan? Lou Mongello did, but he wouldn't recommend it. Mongello, gave up a successful law practice and technology consulting side business, sold his home and moved his family to Orlando Florida to turn his hobby and passion for Walt Disney World into a thriving, online lifestyle business.

Walt Disney Radio WDWRadio.com

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Direct download: LouMongello-WaltDisneyRadio3.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

Scott Fox, went from being a Stanford educated lawyer  and investment banker who has helped start and grow some very successful online business plus his own niche businesses. He's also the author or ClickMillionaires and e-Riches 2.0.

ClickMillionaires.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Bob Burg, says that in today's information economy - being a "go-getter" is a mindset that works best in your business and sales when combined with being a Go-Giver. From sales pro to bestselling author and speaker who has sold over 1-Million copies of his business and sales books, including The Go Giver, Endless Referrals and Andversaries into Allies.

Burg.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Jason Hanson, went from being a CIA Officer to turning his business idea teaching people safety and survival skills into a over $500,000 per year and a $150,000 investment deal on American reality TV show Shark Tank.

SpyEscape.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Think you have a good excuse to not start a business? PJ Jonas went from a goat farmer and mother of 8 home-schooled children to online business success selling organic soap.

You have no excuses to start your business.

http://www.goatmilkstuff.com

 

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Shelly Ehler, is the ONLY entrepreneur in history to get handed a $50,000 check from Laurie Greiner on the Shark Tank...well...sort of. Learn the (shocking) truth.

Shelly, openly and honestly shares the ups and downs of her season 3 Shark Tank appearance and the profound, life changing lessons she learned being on the show.

ShowNo.com

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Did she really $50,000 from a Shark?

- The truth about most contestant's sales after airing on Shark Tank

- What happened to her sales after she figured out her "real" market.

- The TRUTH about how many Shark Tank deals fall apart and how many fall through.

- The (most surprising) hardest part about being on Shark Tan. 

BIGGEST LESSON

"Never give your power away...to anyone."

BOOKS MENTIONED

The 4 Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:59am EST

Daniel Newman, went from a highly paid technology CEO at 28 to unemployed in 2008. Instead of look for another job, he hustled his own deals, wrote books, started his own companies and become a highly paid technology writer and pundit to companies like HP, Dell, Cisco, etc..

MillennialCEO.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Roy Osing, helped build a Billion dollar internet business before writing his book, Be Different or Be Dead, that explains the strategy that entrepreneurs and leaders need to live by if they want to, not only survive the first 24-months that kill most business start-ups, but thrive.

BeDifferentOrBeDead.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

Talia Goldfarb turned her idea for a belt that kids and physically disabled people could do up themselves, but sales were stalled after 10 years in business sales were stcu but her business. So she applied to the Shark Tank to see if she could land a strategic partner not to get millions of dollars worth of free advertising for her business.

This is the story of how she found here business idea and what happened after Shark Tank...

MyselfBelts.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:01pm EST

Brett Thoreson tells you the biggest reason why people don't buy once they are in your online shopping cart and how he came up with an software as a service (saas) business idea to bring them back to buy, with CartStack, turning lost money into found money for online entrepreneurs.

CartStack.com


You may have heard that the average e-commerce website has a 75% shopping cart abandonment rate. That means that 3 out of 4 visitors that were about to give you money, don't. This is a huge loss in revenue, but it doesn't have to be.... CartStack allows you to super-power your website by monitoring when users abandon their shopping cart and sending them real-time, conversion focused emails to persuade them to finalize their purchase. Our average customer recovers about 15% of their abandoned customers .

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Justin Fenchel, quit his job as a stock market analyst to bootstrap his idea for a completely new kind of boxed "wine" for millenials (making boxed wine fun) - using a the lean startup methodology that lead to one of the biggest investment deals with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank.

 

BeatBoxBeverages.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Eric Corti sparked a feeding frenzy bidding war on the Shark Tank for his Air Cork (formerly Wine Balloon) and why he said NO to a $600,000 deal to sell his idea even though he had zero sales.

AirCork.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

Andrea Waltz, and her husband quit their jobs to turn their idea that  "going for no" will make you more money (not to mention a wealthier entrepreneur) into a bestselling book on Amazon, a successful sales training business and thriving online community. 

GoForNo.com

HIGHLIGHTS

11:15 How they got their 1st (big) customer after 6-months of struggling in business

23:00 Most people think being a successful entrepreneur is about _____, but the truth is it's about, what?

24:00 Go For No Sales Tips to live by

33:00 If you had to start again tomorrow from scratch, what would you do to find a profitable business idea and start earning money?

QUOTES

"The worst presentation is better than a perfect presentation that's never given" - Andrea Waltz

"It is our belief that courage is the single most important virtue on which everything else in life, all your results, are built."

"People aren't think about you they're think of themselves, just like everyone else is." - Helen Fielding

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Ryan and Stephanie Langford, went from zero to $2 Million annually in 2 years with Ultimate Bundles selling bundles of eBooks in niche markets, while homeschooling 4 kids and even managed to slip a world tour, travelling to 32 countries (with their 4 kids). Ultimate Bundles isn't their 1st online business, they have 2 more and are starting an online community.

If there was an interview that ever sceamed... you have no excuses to start turning your idea into dollars, this one is it. 

 
Stephanie's blog, keeperofthehome.org
Their new community, EntreFamily.com
 
Recommended Book
 
4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss

 

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Ray Higdon, quit his corporate job to go into real estate but went broke during the crash. He bounced back and made a pivot into training, information products and mastermind groups for entrepreneurs in the home based business niche. His training company now makes $2 500 000 per year.

RayHigdon.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Chad Boyd, saw an opportunity to turn his business idea for churches and non-profits into dollars when he saw the "old school" way they were collecting money for donations. He started his Saas startup, Txt2give, as a side business, but when it started take-off he dove in full-time to focus on learning the art of software marketing and has grown it to $2.6 Million donations transacted for 200 organizations.

Txt2Give.co

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Vinnie Tortorich, was a personal trainer to Hollywood stars before he got cancer and  lost all of his celebrity clients during the actors & writers strike and then lost 50% of his money in the recession. This is the story of how he bounced back from the bottom (with zero computer experience) and started an online business blogging about health & fitness, started a podcast, self published a book (no publishers wanted to touch) that become a runaway bestseller and started unique vitamin company the experts said "couldn't be done."

VinnieTortorich.com

PureVitaminClub.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:28pm EST

Online entrepreneur, Jordan Malik, went from a hopeless employee who couldn't keep a job who was fired from a top 5 advertising agency to making $500,000 per year online buying on eBay and selling on Amazon, eventually becoming a bestselling Kindle author. 

Jordanmalik.com

Reselltoys.com

Recommended Books


4-Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss
Choose Yourself James Altucher
Magic of Thinking Big- David Schwartz

Recommeded Software

Profit Bandit - Scan product barcodes to check product prices and seller information on Amazon

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Jayla Siciliano, went from product designer for Diesel and Burton to turning her idea for a healthy, sugar free wine spritzer (the hard way) without any experience and landed a $150,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on Shark Tank. Now Bon Affair ison track to crack $2 Million in sales after nearly running out of money.

Bonaffair.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

How Neal Hoffman, former Hasbro employee, turned his business idea for jewish kids into a viral sensation, a growing business and $150,000 investment on Shark Tank after seeing the success of Elf on a Shelf.

http://menschonabench.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The PowerPot gadget is something out of Star Trek.

Caleb Light and his co-founders turned their idea for a camping pot that charges your mobile devices into $125,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and a $250,000 investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban.

http://www.powerpractical.com

What's Your Big Idea?

A camping pot that charges mobile devices when you boil water.

How did you find your first customers?

Kickstarter campaign in 2012 raised $126,000 in 30 days by pre-selling the PowerPot. Today, selling 10's of thousands with sales in the millions of dollars.

Why have several of their crowdfunding campaigns been successful when when so many campaigns fail?


- Success of Powerpot gave them a user base
- "It's really about products"
- Learn how Caleb builds and fosters their Kickstarter community to increase traffic and pre-sales
- The importance of building an email list?
- Why it's critical to get media and press lined up before launch day?


Shark Tank

 $250,000 for 12% and  3% options for Mark Cuban

What's it really like to work with Mark Cuban?

18:27 What's the question entrepreneurs most frequently fumbled on Shark Tank?


23:16 Most people think being and entrepreneur is about _____ but the truth is it's really about _____ (what) ?


29:00 How do you think about business and marketing differently that has given you your results?


31:33 Action or challenge for entrepreneurs who want to be successful?


RECOMMEDED BOOKS?

Nail and scale it
Good to Great
Influencer

QUOTE

"Startups have to have the ability to sell. If you don't, you won't succeed." - Caleb Light

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

Peter Shankman is the founder of Helpareporter.com that sold to Vocus for nearly $10 Million.

Shankman is a former PR consultant, an American entrepreneur, angel investor and "adventurist."

www.shankman.com

 

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Dan Granger, started moonlighting in his own business, a direct marketing ad agency that specializes in audio, when he was an advertising salesman at a radio station. He landed comedian and popular podcaster Adam Corolla as a client and has doubled his agencies sales every 6-months, billing out $4Million in December 2014.

www.oxfordroad.com

"The secret to career happiness is to get paid to do that thing that made you weird as a kid.” - Dan Granger, Founder OxfordRoad

 
How he found 1st big client, comedian Adam Carolla?

22:00 The key to their client, Zip Recruiter, success with radio ads.

Most painful setback?

27:00 What's the most common mistake you see entrepreneurs making?
"act when don't need to act"

38:19 - A "brilliant" idea that totally failed. 


Are there any business BOOKS that ?
44:00 Necessary Endings - Henry Cloud

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

David Heath and Randy Goldberg turned their business idea for better socks into $2 Million in sales in just over 1-year, had one of THE most successful crowdfunding apparel campaigns on IndieGogo, hooked a deal on Shark Tank with Daymond John and attracted a record setting $400,000 in sales within 4-days of airing. 

9:52 How luck really works in business and a great example from Bombas and Tom's Shoes.


Shark Tank


16:00 - The (surprising) comment Kevin O'Leary made about his TV persona. Why Kevin O'Leary called Bombas $4M valuation "ludicrous."

24:00 One thing you wish you'd know before appearing on Shark Tank


35:00 "the work is endless. ways to keep your life balance" If you could go back in time - what would you say to yourself to make your life easier?


Recommended Books
SPIN Selling


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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

 ZipRecruiter.com is a job board distribution service which enables employers to post a job to more than 50 of the web's leading job boards and social networks with a single submission. By providing a central location for finding, screening, and tracking applicants...growing at 30,000 users per month. 

ZipRecruiter.com is a job board distribution service which enables employers to post a job to more than 50 of the web's leading job boards and social networks with a single submission. By providing a central location for finding, screening, and tracking applicants, - See more at: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ziprecruiter#sthash.EXjbXCsI.dpuf
ZipRecruiter.com is a job board distribution service which enables employers to post a job to more than 50 of the web's leading job boards and social networks with a single submission. By providing a central location for finding, screening, and tracking applicants - See more at: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ziprecruiter#sthash.EXjbXCsI.dpuf
ZipRecruiter.com is a job board distribution service which enables employers to post a job to more than 50 of the web's leading job boards and social networks with a single submission. By providing a central location for finding, screening, and tracking applicants - See more at: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ziprecruiter#sthash.EXjbXCsI.dpuf
ZipRecruiter.com is a job board distribution service which enables employers to post a job to more than 50 of the web's leading job boards and social networks with a single submission. By providing a central location for finding, screening, and tracking applicants - See more at: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ziprecruiter#sthash.EXjbXCsI.dpuf

Key Take-Aways For Savvy Entrepreneurs:

29:24 The one sentence that's made ZipRecruiter hundreds of millions of dollars and the system they used to find it?

- "Most startups pride themselves on having many features, BUT the public only sees one feature."

"If you can't fit your idea into a Google adword ad, you've got a problem"

- Ian Siegel's cardinal rule for startup success?

- What is "smoke testing" and why it's absolutely critical when you're starting a business the SMART way

- The one thing should do to test your business idea before you do anything else?

www.ziprecruiter.com

 

ZipRecruiter.com is a job board distribution service which enables employers to post a job to more than 50 of the web's leading job boards and social networks with a single submission. By providing a central location for finding, screening, and tracking applicants - See more at: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ziprecruiter#sthash.EXjbXCsI.dpuf
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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Corey Ward's goal is grilled cheese World domination.

Corey Ward, went from investing $2400 in a food tent to sell grilled cheese sandwiches in the freezing Cincinatti winter to starting a restaurant for $5000, growing into a 44 franchisees, 177 locations store locations and getting $600,000 investment from Mark Cuban + Barbara Corcoran on Shark Tank.

Why they sell the world's first and only Grilled Cheese Donuts?

How he started with a food tent for $2400 and made a parlayed his revenue into a bootstrapped restaurant for less than $5000

The staggering amount of franchise requests they got after airing on Shark Tank.

22:00 - How the mindset shift of doing what you can, not what you want, instead of getting it perfect has benefit their growth.

24:00 The advice they wish they had before they went on Shark Tank.

Shark Tank

Accepted  $600,000 for 30% with Mark Cuban and Barabara Corcoran

RECOMMEDED BOOKS

Free Prize Inside - Seth Godin

 

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

 How Richard Grannon, went from broke bar room bouncer who just wanted to make enough money to pay for his rent and gas into an online business selling self defense training and jedi, mental toughness, and now a life coaching business that attracts 90% women. 

http://streetfightingsecrets.com

http://spartanlifecoach.com

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:00am EST

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