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#1653 Case Study: How to build a profitable content platform (with the founder of Carbonmade and Podia)

9/21/2018
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Today’s guest is all about selling content online. Spencer Fry is the founder of Podia which allows content creators to sell online courses, memberships and digital downloads. I know him from Carbonmade. I want to ask him about that and some other questions I know he doesn’t want to answer. Spencer Fry is the founder of Podia which allows content creators to sell online courses, memberships and digital downloads. Sponsored by ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by...

Duration:01:06:13

#1652 Mixergy listener hits big milestone with his company WhatConverts

9/19/2018
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Today’s guest has been listening for a long time. He wanted to be on Mixergy but not until he hit a certain milestone. Well, he’s hit that milestone and he’s here to tell us how he did it. Michael Cooney is the founder of WhatConverts, which gives you one place to track, manage, and report on leads. Michael Cooney is the founder of WhatConverts, which gives you one place to track, manage, and report on leads. Sponsored by ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by...

Duration:01:05:10

#1651 How to start a business during the most stressful period of your life

9/17/2018
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Today’s guest understood that health records are important to not just the doctor but also the patient. The problem she noticed is that the entire system is disorganized. Lauren Cascio is the co-founder of Abartys Health, a centralized data hub allowing medical record portability and universal patient identification. I want to find out how she started this business in the midst of so many personal issues and how she did it all from Puerto Rico. Lauren Cascio is the co-founder of Abartys...

Duration:00:55:27

#1650 How a corporate soldier left behind a sexy job title to create a content platform

9/14/2018
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Joining me today is someone who’s built a successful company but how he got there is a little atypical. He was a corporate soldier at MTV and was really proud of his job and the title that came with it. But a mid-life crisis at age 37 caused him to cross over into entrepreneurship. Shaul Olmert is the co-founder of Playbuzz, a storytelling platform used by publishers. The old idea of publishing plain text on a website is old news. Quizzes are what turns traffic into engagement and engagement...

Duration:00:54:41

#1649 The founder of the $20 camera that’s making a profit

9/12/2018
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Besides loving entrepreneurship, I also love tech. But when I saw the product created by today’s guest I was skeptical. Yun Zhang is the co-founder of Wyze Labs which is the creator of the Wyze Cam, wireless smart home camera. It sells for $20. I couldn’t believe they were able to pull it off. Where’s the profit? I’m going to ask him about that in this interview. Yun Zhang is the co-founder of Wyze Labs which is the creator of the Wyze Cam, wireless smart home camera. Sponsored by Toptal...

Duration:01:03:23

#1648 The story behind the $500M sale of Diapers.com

9/10/2018
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In 2004 Vinit Bharara and his childhood friend created an e-commerce company that was best known for selling baby products on Diapers.com. Amazon felt threatened. They retaliated. And eventually bought them out. Today he’s back with a new startup called Some Spider Studios. I’ll ask him about that, the acquisition, and so much more in this interview. Vinit Bharara is the co-founder of Diapers.com which sells everything baby related and was sold to Amazon for $500M. Vinit Bharara is the...

Duration:00:56:44

#1647 He’s been selling online since ’93. Now he’s taking on Shopify

9/7/2018
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Today’s guest is a guy who came in with software that allows e-commerce sites to sell online. The elephant in the room is Shopify. So why would this guy come in and compete with such a success in the e-commerce space as Shopify? I’m going to ask about that and how he’s turned it into a success. John James is the founder of Engine, an e-commerce platform focused on conversion and content. John James is the founder of Engine, an e-commerce platform focused on conversion and...

Duration:01:08:16

#1646 How Unbounce has grown to $25M annual recurring revenue

9/5/2018
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I remember when I started selling on Mixergy I created these simple sales pages that were just OK. It wasn’t a longterm solution. I wished that the business was producing enough revenue that I could hire a designer. Somehow I discovered Unbounce and it allowed me to create something I was actually proud of. Well, today I have the cofounder of that company. Oli Gardner is a co-founder of Unbounce, a conversion platform that allows companies to build and test custom landing pages. Oli Gardner...

Duration:01:08:09

#1645 How to stop trading hours for dollars and build a sellable agency

9/3/2018
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A while back I got an email from someone in the audience who said they were running an agency. He told me it was hellacious and I wanted to know why so I could use his experience to help teach other listeners who many be feeling the same pain. Well, today’s guest is Jason Swenk. He had a marketing agency and he found a way to systemize the business and he was able to sell it. I invited him here to talk about how he did it. Jason Swenk is an Digital Marketing Agency Advisor and...

Duration:00:51:50

#1644 How to build software with tons of features without confusing your users

8/31/2018
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I’ve been looking to hire a COO and as a result I was looking at hiring software to manage the process. There are tons of different apps out there. When I heard today’s guest had software that did this exact thing I wondered what set him apart. Turns out it’s quite a lot of features. I want to find out how he built a software that can do so much without confusing his users. Adam Robinson is the cofounder of Hireology which gives a businesses the technology, tools and process that they need...

Duration:00:59:12

#1643 What’s new in crowdfunding for startups

8/29/2018
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Joining me is an entrepreneur who says today’s startups have new options for raising money. He’s helping startups raise money through crowdfunding where anyone can invest. His goal is to get 80% of the population to start investing. Kendrick Nguyen is cofounder of Republic, an investment crowdfunding platform for startups. Kendrick Nguyen is cofounder of Republic, an investment crowdfunding platform for startups. Sponsored by Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is...

Duration:00:55:13

#1642 You should pay attention to this bootstrapped enterprise startup

8/27/2018
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Whenever I interview someone who’s built an enterprise company I’m afraid people just tune out. Well, you should not be tuning out for this episode and here’s why: Today’s guest escaped from Iran, ended up in Australia and somehow started a company. He bootstrapped it and I’ll see if he’ll tell us how much he sold it for. Carlo Minassian is the founder of LMNTRIX, a company that specializes in detecting & responding to advanced cyber threats Carlo is the founder of LMNTRIX, a company that...

Duration:01:03:51

#1641 How do you recover from being booted out of your own company?

8/24/2018
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Today’s entrepreneur started a business and I’m impressed by what they built. But he was booted out. I don’t know how he dealt with it but he picked himself up and started a new business. That’s what we’re here to talk about. Matt Cyrankiewicz is the Founder of HooKooeKoo which is a branding, UX and UI design consultancy company. Matt Cyrankiewicz is the Founder of HooKooeKoo which is a branding, UX and UI design consultancy company. Sponsored by Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding...

Duration:00:53:49

#1640 Is there room for parking tech in a future with autonomous vehicles?

8/22/2018
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Today’s guest is a Mixergy listener who moved to San Francisco and is the founder of multiple companies. His latest is NoSon, a technology company that makes it easy for travelers to park at the nearest airport. I have questions about the future of this company considering things like autonomous vehicles, UBER and other alternatives. Still, he’s built this company incredibly quickly and built the revenue up. I want to talk about how he did it. Patrick Murray is the founder of NoSon, a...

Duration:01:21:55

#1639 How to win hard-to-get clients (like pharmaceutical companies)

8/20/2018
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Today’s guest was in medical school when he noticed something was very broken in how patients were receiving information about their health. It was a big enough problem that he left his passion to create a company to solve the pain. Dr. Rami Cohen is the founder of Telesofia which makes medical information clear for patients. I want to find out how the business is doing and how he’s getting medical clients in board. They are not the easiest clients to get; I want to find out how he’s doing...

Duration:01:00:30

#1638 How to reinvent an old fashioned shopping experience like wedding dress shopping

8/17/2018
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Today’s guest recognized that the wedding dress shopping experience could use a refresh. But what makes her different is that she had the guts to create a brand new way of doing something old fashioned. Straight from the factory to the bride. Leslie Voorhees Means is the co-founder of Anomalie which brings customized wedding dresses straight to the consumer. I want to find out how she built this business. Leslie Voorhees Means is the co-founder of Anomalie which brings customized wedding...

Duration:01:03:22

#1637 The startup that launched the horse race of online mattress companies

8/15/2018
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Today’s guest is a Mixergy listener and I’m excited to have him on to talk about his business. JT Marino is the founder of Tuft and Needle, an e-commerce mattress company. If you are starting to see online ads for mattresses and on podcasts, I believe today’s guest started all that. I invited him here to learn how he knew there was a problem with buying mattresses, how he started this business and where it is today. JT Marino is the founder of Tuft and Needle, an e-commerce mattress...

Duration:01:05:23

#1636 Is heart-led entrepreneurship good for business?

8/13/2018
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Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who figured out email marketing back when people were just using email to connect with their friends and co-workers. He understood that email marketing was different than direct mail or the one-to-many marketing that people were doing online. He started with a consulting company and it took off. Until he burned out. We’ll hear the story in this interview. Barry Stamos is a co-Founder of INBOX Marketing which specializes in the strategic optimization of...

Duration:01:13:56

#1635 How running a truck accessory company with an e-commerce culture led to $100M ARR

8/10/2018
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I’ve never been in a pickup truck my entire life. But that’s no excuse to not know about the company today’s guest built and sold. Scott Bintz is the founder of RealTruck, an e-commerce pickup truck accessory company. He sold it to TruckHero. In the e-commerce space, we can learn a lot from a company who is selling large, unwieldy, physical things like truck accessories. I invited him here to talk about how he did it. Scott Bintz is the founder of RealTruck, an e-commerce pickup truck...

Duration:01:15:47

#1634 How Sachit Gupta helps podcasters like me grow profitable platforms

8/9/2018
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This interview is a little different. Today’s guest is with the guy who has been selling ads here at Mixergy. He took this thing that never worked, that I never cared about, and turned it into something that really matters. As an experiment I wanted to show you who we are here at Mixergy and how we operate so I invited him here to talk about selling ads and how we’ve evolved as a podcast. Sachit Gupta helps entrepreneurs like me grow profitable platforms. Sachit Gupta helps entrepreneurs,...

Duration:00:51:14