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226: How To Design A Product From Scratch And Fully Fund A Kickstarter In 18 Hours With Shirley Tan

Today I’m thrilled to have a very special guest on the show, Shirley Tan. Shirley is someone who I met at the Traffic and Conversions Summit. I actually don’t remember exactly how we met but we hit it off immediately because a long time ago, she founded American Bridal which was a company I competed against when I first got started in ecommerce. Anyway, Shirley sold American Bridal long ago but she’s back with a completely brand new product called The Posture Keeper. Recently, she launched a...


225: Dropshipping, Negotiation And Emotional Decisions With Andrew Youderian

Recently, Andrew Youderian and I took an epic 5 day camping trip in the wilderness of Montana. There was very little internet so we decided to record a few podcasts along the way. This episode is part 3 of a 3 part series where we discuss the other side of entrepreneurship. Today’s topics include the state of dropshipping, the art of negotiation and how emotions affect our decision making. What You’ll Learn Andrew’s views on dropshipping as a long term business model The art of negotiation...


224: Fireside Chat With Andrew Youderian On Business, Happiness And Wealth – Part 1

Recently, Andrew Youderian and I took an epic 5 day camping trip in the wilderness of Montana. There was very little internet so we decided to record a few podcasts along the way. This episode is part 1 of a 3 part series where we discuss the other side of entrepreneurship and our views on balancing happiness, wealth and the keys to success. What You’ll Learn Our views on the balance between business success, life and happiness How we invest our money What’s your magic “number” Other...


223: How To Scale An Ecommerce Business to 8 Figures In Just 2 Years With Kevin Chen

Today I’m thrilled to have Kevin Chen on the show. Kevin is someone who I randomly bumped into at Traffic and Conversions and I’m lucky to have met him. He runs Freedom Laser Therapy which is a company that sells a laser hair growth system to treat hair loss. Not only is the product cool but what’s even more cool is how he has successfully scaled to a 8 figure business in just 2 years. In this episode, we’re going to talk about his exact strategies. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How Kevin...


222: How To Sell 25,000 Online Courses Without An Audience With Joe Nicoletti

Today I have my friend Joe Nicoletti with me on the show and Joe is probably one of the most successful online course creators that I know. He’s sold over 25,000 courses which is a ridiculous amount and he’s got this great down to earth and step by step teaching style that everyone loves. In this episode, you’ll learn how he started from nothing and built a 7 figure business with no audience of his own. What You’ll Learn Joe’s motivations for starting his first hit product How that first...


221: Advanced Techniques With Amazon Sponsored Product Ads With Edward Ruffin

Today I’m thrilled to have Edward Ruffin on the show. Edward is in charge of sponsored products ads over at Sellers Labs and he was one of the speakers at this past years Sellers Summit. During the event, I really got to know Edward well and I discovered that the man is truly a sponsored products ads fanatic and he lives and breathes it 24/7. So today, I brought Edward on the show to talk about the latest and greatest with Amazon ads. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn How to launch a product...


220: Why I’m Giving Away $50,000

Scott Voelker of The Amazing Seller, Greg Mercer Of Jungle Scout, Mike Jackness of EcomCrew and I are launching a brand new show called The 5 Minute Pitch. What is the 5 Minute Pitch? It’s a Shark Tank like show where we’ll be giving away 50,000 dollars to one lucky business. 32 companies will be selected to pitch Greg, Scott, Mike and I and the winner will be selected on a live show with all of us. It’s going to be an awesome show and we’re going to start filming in the fall. If you are...


219: Practical Applications For Facebook Messenger Chat Bots With Ben Beck

Today I’m thrilled to have Ben Beck on the show. Ben is someone who I met randomly during lunch at Social Media Marketing World. I sat down at a table and Ben started talking about chatbots which is something that I’m really into right now. Anyway Ben is an entrepreneur, marketing consultant and author of the weekly monthly column on the Clear Voice blog and today, we are going to talk about the practical applications of Facebook Messenger chatbots What You’ll Learn Practical applications of...


218: Mid Year Report: How My Online Store Performed In The First Half Of 2018

My wife just closed the mid year books so today I’m going to breakdown the numbers for the first half of 2018 for I’m going to talk about our how online store performed in the first half of 2018 and why 2018 has been one of the toughest years for us so far. I’ll also go over what’s been working well for us and how we’ve managed to maintain growth despite the adversity. It’s going to be a short but sweet episode. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How a simple mistake has made it...


217: The Future Of Ecommerce With Scott Voelker, Greg Mercer, Mike Jackness And Steve Chou

In this episode, Scott Voelker of The Amazing Seller, Greg Mercer of Jungle Scout, Mike Jackness of EcomCrew and I get together to discuss the future of ecommerce. I’m also happy to announce that the 4 of us have decided to launch a brand new show together called The 5 Minute Pitch. Basically, it’s a Shark Tank like show where we’ll be giving away $50,000 dollars to 1 lucky business. Click Here To Sign Up For The Chance To Win $50,000 What You’ll Learn Should you start your own store or sell...


216: Google Display Network – How To Run Profitable Ads With Ilana Wechsler

Today I’m thrilled to have Ilana Wechsler on the show. Ilana is someone who I met randomly at the Traffic and Conversions Summit in San Diego. She founded Green Arrow Digital where she runs pay per click marketing for other businesses. In fact, her bread and butter is the Google Display Network which is the only ad network that I have never been able to make profitable. So today we’re going to learn how to run profitable Google Display Network ads. What You’ll Learn Ilana’s background and...


215: The Future Of Facebook Messenger Marketing With ManyChat Founder Mikael Yang

Mikael Yang is someone who I was introduced to by Nathan Barry and we met at Andrew Warner’s whiskey party at Social Media Marketing World. He is the founder of ManyChat, the leading Facebook messenger chat software on the market and it’s actually the chat software that I’m currently using for my store and blog. Today, we’re going to pick Mikael’s brain about some of the current and future applications of Facebook chat as well as why he decided to start his business. What You’ll Learn Why...


214: The Right Way To Run Facebook Ads For Physical Products With Andrew Foxwell

Today I’m happy to have Andrew Foxwell on the show. Andrew is someone I met through Austin Brawner who I had back in episode 165. Both Andrew and Austin run Brand Growth Experts which is a company that runs live workshops to help grow your business. Andrew is also the cohost of the Ecommerce Influence podcast of which I was a guest on long ago and he and his wife Gracie have helped over 250 businesses manage over 10 million in Facebook ad spend. In short, Andrew is a Facebook and Instagram...


213: A Tour Of My New Business Venture GoBrandWin With Toni Anderson

As all of you know, I quit my full time job as an engineering director 2 years ago. And with 40 extra hours per week of free time on my hands, I’ve been searching for a long time for another project to pursue that would keep me happy. In this episode, I’m going to formally announce my new business with my partner Toni Anderson! Click Here To Add Your Brand To Our Next Sweepstakes What You’ll Learn Why giveaways are a great way to grow your email list How our new service works Why it’s free:)...


212: Key Takeaways From Sellers Summit 2018 With Steve Chou & Toni Anderson

In this episode, I brought Toni Anderson back on the podcast to do a recap of Sellers Summit 2018. The Sellers Summit is a conference that Toni and I throw every year. This is our 3rd straight year and it’s all about bringing ecommerce entrepreneurs together and learning new strategies on how to sell physical products online. Today, we’re going to do a recap on what worked, what didn’t and some key takeaways from the sessions. Right virtual passes for Sellers Summit 2018 are available for...


211: How To Self Publish A Book And Sell It On Amazon With Chandler Bolt

Today I brought my buddy Chandler Bolt on the show. Chandler is someone I met at a Fincon meeting in San Francisco. Then I saw him briefly again at Social Media Marketing World and knew I wanted to have him on the podcast. Chandler runs Self Publishing School where he teaches others how to write and self publish your first book in 3 months working 30 minutes per day. He’s the author of multiple best selling books and he’s an expert when it comes to going out on your own in the book business....


210: How To Market Your Business Using Pinterest With Alisa Meredith

Today I’m thrilled to have Alisa Meredith on the show. Alisa is the content marketing manager over at Tailwind and she’s a Pinterest expert. Now Pinterest is one of my top social media traffic sources but over the past year or so, Pinterest has made a bunch of changes to their ranking algorithms. So I asked Alisa to come on the show today to talk about what’s working today in Pinterest land. What You’ll Learn What you should be doing if you are a brand new shop owner with a blog How often...


209: How To Make Sure Your Product Will Sell Before You Launch With Kevin Williams

Today I’m really excited to have Kevin Williams on the show. Kevin is someone who I met at the Ecommerce Fuel live conference. He was actually one of the keynotes there and I really enjoyed his presentation. Kevin runs the site where he sells a power cleaning brush that hooks up to your hose and spins with a lot of torque to clean up hard to clean objects like wheels, bikes, boats and more. He was also recently on the hit show Shark Tank. Anyway, the reason why I brought Kevin...


208: The State Of Small Business Ecommerce And How To Create A Thriving Community With Andrew Youderian

Today I am honored to have Andrew Youderian with me on the podcast. Andrew has the distinct honor of being the very first guest on my podcast ever in episode number 2. Back when this podcast had 0 listeners, he took a risk to come on and I really appreciate it. Andrew has created and sold 2 dropshipped ecommerce businesses. He is a well known figure in the ecommerce world through his blog and podcast at And he runs the best small business ecommerce community that I’ve come...


207: How To Use Facebook Messenger Bots To Sell A Digital Course With Mary Kathryn Johnson

Today I’m thrilled to have Mary Kathryn Johnson on the show. Mary is someone who I met long ago when I was guest on her podcast Parent Entrepreneur Power. And we recently reconnected again at Social Media Marketing World. It had been a while since we last spoke and when we started chatting, I discovered that she’s now a Facebook messenger bot consultant which really piqued my interest because that’s exactly what I’m studying right now. Anyway, Mary has implemented high converting messenger...