Archives For Your Story

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Show Topics:

  • Starting a podcast network from scratch
  • Moving across the country with no plan of income
  • Spending money you don’t have on training you think you need

Jeff UllrichJeff Ullrich runs the Earwolf Media podcasting network with a story to tell about massive growth. He quit his job in the financial world and moved to California to reunite with his girlfriend. I join Aaron McHugh for the interview.

Over the next six months, Jeff read and thought about what he wanted to do next in his life.

After a period of thinking, he launched a business management company to help comedians. Random, right?

Turns out he didn’t end up liking it much so he started making plans to launch his current podcast network.

This is Jeff’s story about turning dreams into a business and how he did it.

In 2012 Jeff’s network has had over 4.5 million downloads per month with revenues of over $1,000,000. Pretty good for starting about two years ago.

Breakdown of how Earwolf Media makes money:

  • 68% advertising
  • 6% Donations
  • Selling live shows as premiums
  • Merchandise
  • Licensing fee to another company

“It’s your job to find products for your customers,
not customers for your products.”
– Jeff Ullrich

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I’ll help you turn your ideas into a business that changes the world (and your bank account). Here’s how.

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coachradio-coverLouis Nava and Brian O’Keefe join me to talk about the work they’ve been doing on their respective businesses. They’ve both spent the past month coaching with me in a small group and I’ve asked them to share some of their best ideas with you.

I found myself taking notes on some of the things these guys are doing to grow their young businesses. If you’d like to join their Board of Director’s group, email me (feedback@coachradio.tv) to see if there’s still a spot open.

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Show Topics:

  • Finding your writing voice
  • Getting your first book published
  • What to focus on if you want to become a writer

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Jeff Goins is my guest as Aaron McHugh and I interview him about his success as a writer and how he made it. To date, he has over 25,000 members of his tribe and shows no signs of slowing down.

Aaron and I ask Jeff some hard questions about making it as a writer and building a community who will go to bat for you.

Would you put in 10,000 hours knowing people may not take you seriously?

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Show Topics:

  • Successful funding on Kiskstarter
  • Working with a team
  • Taking care of backers
  • Creating a great Kiskstarter video
  • Putting personality behind a brand

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Stefan Loble is my guest as Aaron McHugh and I interview him about his success on Kickstarter. Stefan set a goal to raise $13,500 and ended his crowd funding project at $128,722 to launch Bluffworks.

Bluffworks is launching a line of men’s pants that work great on the trail and look good in the office. Stefan touts them as being able to go a week without washing or ironing, perfect for jumping out of a trout stream and in to a client meeting.

A number of great insights are shared in this show, but my favorite is how Stefan believe so heavily in his product that he hired a branding and consulting firm months before putting the project together.

Here’s the video Stefan mentioned where Barbara Corcoran pushed the video to launch his campaign for him.

Stefan mentioned hiring a design firm to help him figure out the identity of his brand.

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Show Topics:

  • Self-employed, but fed up with the job
  • Selling 20,000+ eBooks
  • Leveraging book deal to become a speaker

Kimanzi ConstableA few years ago Kimanzi Constable hated his job. It made him miserable and he didn’t know how to get out.

Kimanzi was an independent contractor as a delivery person. He says it’s awesome to be self-employed, but it grew to having five guys below him and $300,000 in revenue. He didn’t have a mentor so it was frustrating to figure out taxes and everything that comes with a business.

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Show Topics:

  • Growing a company from $300k to $2.5 million
  • Launching from a basement with no team
  • When to bring investors onto your team

Zak NormandinZak Normandin started an organic baby food company a few years back and grew to $300,000 in revenue in 2011. Little Duck Organics is now on track for $2,500,000 in sales for 2012.

In 2009, Zak started with an idea and launched the business in 2010. He pursued funding and received an investment in June, 2011. shortly after he hired an amazing team to take the company to where it is now.

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Show Topics:

  • Saving lives by washing hands (and doing business)
  • Partnering to create a global business

Jack's Soap5,000 children die every day by diseases that can be prevented by washing their hands. Bridget Hilton and Ben Richardson are out to change that with their company, Jack’s Soap.

Their soap is organic certified and PETA approved. When you buy a bar, they also buy a bar in a foreign country (to help the local economy) and donate the soap. They also partner to teach disease prevention instead of just donating soap and walking away.

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Show Topics:

  • Worldwide business business from North Dakota
  • Partnering to make a business stronger
  • Content marketing for a web design firm

todaymadeGarrett Moon and Justin Walsh have partnered together to build a web design firm in…Bismarck, ND.

Garrett is a designer and Justin is a developer so they compliment each other well. They met in the old school world of advertising and decided to start a business.

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