All posts by Steve C

102: How to Start A Multi Million Dollar Clothing Line With Edmund Lowman

102: How to Start A Multi Million Dollar Clothing Line With Edmund Lowman
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ102EdmundLowman.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 51:39 — 71.2MB) I’m really excited to have Edmund Lowman on the show. Edmund is someone who I met at the Import Summit in Orlando and after chatting with the guy for a while at the conference, I learned that he’s got a pretty awesome story to share. First off he’s a former rockstar who was part of a wildly successful rock band called Red Jump Suit Apparatus. In fact, I believe that his rock band made him a multimillionaire in his 20’s. Then he realized that the rockstar life was not for him, lost all of...

3 Ways To Sell Products Online Without Inventory, Shipping Or Fulfillment

Most people who want to start an online business are hesitant to sell physical products online because they have a false impression that you have to store and ship all of your own products. But did you know that you can run a successful ecommerce business without carrying any inventory at all? In fact, it’s pretty straightforward to run a full blown online store without worrying about storing or shipping anything physical at all. Here are 3 ways to do exactly that. You Can Dropship A dropshipped online store is a type of ecommerce business where you you take orders on...

101: Will It Fly? How To Validate Your Business Before You Invest With Pat Flynn

101: Will It Fly? How To Validate Your Business Before You Invest With Pat Flynn
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ101PatWillItFly.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:44 — 70.0MB) Today I’m thrilled to have my buddy Pat Flynn back on the show. Now I’ve had Pat on the show once before on episode 41 where we talked about how to make money with every online business model out there. In fact, Pat was gracious enough to come dressed for the occasion as he wore Stanford cardinal red and a beat cal button during the interview. I mean how cool is that? To be able to forsake his own college for a superior school is just a testament to his...

Income Report: How Our Ecommerce Store Performed In 2015 And How We Continue To Grow

My wife just closed the books on 2015 for our online store and I’m happy to report another double digit growth year. Can you believe that our little store has grown in the double or triple digits for 8 consecutive years now? I can’t! After all, the products that we sell are very niche and our overall market isn’t very large. But the good news is that the ecommerce landscape is constantly changing and there’s always some new marketing strategy for me to try. As I’ve mentioned many times in the past, I treat Bumblebee Linens like my own...

100: An Interview With My Wife – How We Made $100K Profit In Our First Year Selling Handkerchiefs

How We Made $100,000 Profit In Our First Year Selling Wedding Handkerchiefs
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ100Jen.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:58 — 73.0MB) Welcome to an extra special podcast episode. As you know, I’ve been running this podcast for almost 2 years now and we just hit episode 100! Can you believe it? And to celebrate this very special milestone, I finally convinced my wife to be a guest on the show. Now up until this point, you haven’t heard from her at all because she’s an introvert. She doesn’t like the spotlight and she hates public speaking. So I can not tell you what a treat it is for me to have her come on the show. Jennifer...

Income Report: How I Made 700K And Grew My Blog Income By 96% In 2015

My wife just closed the books on my blog revenue for 2015 and it was an amazing year once again! If you recall, I started the year out strong by growing 122% year over year for the first half of 2015. But unfortunately, I couldn’t maintain that same level of growth for the second half of the year. I tried my best but I would have had to go nuts and sacrifice my sanity in order to maintain that pace. All told though, I’m pretty happy with 96% year over year growth which means that my blog generated a hair...

099: How To Find Legit Chinese Vendors Online With Peter Zapf Of GlobalSources.com

How To Find Legit Chinese Vendors Online With Peter Zapf Of GlobalSources.net
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ099PeterZapf.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:15 — 72.0MB) Today I’m happy to have Peter Zapf, the CIO of Global Sources, which is one of the leading B2B marketplaces for connecting buyers and suppliers in Asia. They’ve been around for 40 years, make around 200 million in revenues, have over 150000 suppliers in their database and work with 95% of the top global retailers. Today, Peter was gracious enough to come on my podcast to give us an overview of the private labeling landscape and all of the recent trends in importing! Enjoy the episode. What You’ll Learn How Global Sources compares with other B2B marketplaces like...

Student Story: How Toni Made 100K In A Single Month Selling Jewelry On Amazon

This post was written by Toni Anderson, a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. Now if her name sounds familiar, it’s because Toni was a guest on my podcast 1 year ago in episode 39 where we talked about how she runs a 6 figure blog, consults on the side, runs a conference and home schools 7 kids all at the same time. Now a lot has changed in the last year. For one thing, she decided to stop consulting and then reached out to me wanting to open an online store to replace her lost...

Student Story: How Carmen Went From Zero To 4 Figures Per Week Selling Resort Wear In Australia

This post was written by Carmen, a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. As part of running my blog and course, I often get questions about whether it’s possible to start a successful online store outside of the United States. So today, I’m happy to share Carmen’s store Vizcosa, a business based in Australia that sells kaftans and resort wear. Now what’s cool about Carmen’s story is that she validated her niche on Facebook before investing a lot of money into her business and got immediate results. She ended up doing 4 figures in her...

098: How To Private Label Goods From China With Sam Boyd Of Guided Imports

How To Private Label Goods From China With Sam Boyd Of Guided Imports
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ098SamBoyd.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:35 — 67.0MB) In this episode, I have Sam Boyd of GuidedImports.com, a company that helps others import safely from China. Now in the past few years, more and people have been jumping on the Amazon private labeling bandwagon so I brought Sam Boyd on the show to give us his unique perspective on the Amazon gold rush. As I’ve mentioned many times in previous articles and podcasts, relying solely on Amazon is a dangerous play and you really need to establish your own branded website in order to future proof your business. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn Common mistakes that Amazon...

How To Find The Best Products To Sell Online – The Ultimate Step By Step Guide

More than half the battle of starting a successful online store involves finding the right products to sell online. And as a result, I receive between 4-5 emails per day from readers asking me for niche ideas. I am sooo ready to start my own online business but I have no idea what to sell. Can you just give me 2 or 3 good niches and I’ll do all the work from there. Steve, I enjoyed reading your 6 step program and I was wondering if you have some good ideas that you would like to pursue but don’t...

097: How To Go From 0 To 180K Subscribers On SoundCloud In A Year As A Musician

How To Go From 0 to 180K Subscribers In A Year On SoundCloud As A Musician
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ097BudiVoogt.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 43:57 — 50.6MB) Budi Voogt is the co-founder of Heroic Recordings, a record label group and agency that represents a number of major electronic artists. He is also the author of the SoundCloud Bible. Now I have a lot of listeners who are artists and some are even musicians. So I brought Budi on the show today to teach us how to become a successful solo entrepreneur and leverage your artistic talents as a business. What You’ll Learn What exactly a record label does and what it means to be an agency How the music industry works How artists are typically...

Top 5 Mistakes We Made Early On With Our Online Store

It’s really tough to go against your own nature and I full on admit it. When it comes to running a business, I’m pretty frugal and picky about the way things are run and where money is spent. For example, you will often see me agonizing for days over a business purchase before pulling the trigger. The agony is even worse if it’s a recurring business expense because I’d rather pay a single lump sum payment rather than get nickel and dimed on a monthly basis. Now in general, frugality and pickiness are not bad character...

096: How To Get Unbiased Feedback On Your Project In Minutes With John Li Of PickFu.com

How To Get Unbiased Feedback About Your Project In Minutes With John Li Of PickFu.com
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ096JohnLi.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:19 — 53.3MB) Today, I’m thrilled to have John Li on the show. John is someone who I met through Dave Lu, who I had on the show back in episode 19. Originally, I had only planned to have a short coffee break with John but we ended up chatting for close to 3 hours about family, business and life. One of the things I like about the Bay Area is that there seems to be an endless stream of awesome entrepreneurs to meet and John is no exception. John and his partner created PickFu.com, a site that...

How To Figure Out What You Should Do For A Living If You Hate Your Job

When I was a kid, I always tried new things just for the heck of it. I never thought about it too hard. I simply went with the flow and followed my interests wherever they took me. For example… I spent one summer reading the encyclopedia all day because I was curious about all of the cool facts hidden in these massive tomes. I spent hundreds of hours creating the ultimate Legend Of Zelda strategy guide on a typewriter. I played Street Fighter II for 8 hours a day so I could beat all of my friends. I spent hours learning how to...

095: How Nathan Barry Created ConvertKit, An Email Service Made For Bloggers

How Nathan Barry Created ConvertKit - The Best Email Marketing Provider For Bloggers
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ095NathanBarry.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:08 — 61.1MB) Today I’m thrilled to have Nathan Barry on the show. If you’ve never heard of Nathan, he is the owner of NathanBarry.com. And he’s well known for many different accomplishments. First off, Nathan is the author of The App Design Handbook, a book where he made $12K on his first day with an email list of under 1000 people. He’s created a bunch of iPhone apps which include OneVoice, Fluent and Commit. But the reason I have Nathan on the show is to talk about his latest project ConvertKit. ConvertKit is an email marketing platform designed...

ConvertKit Vs AWeber – A Detailed Email Marketing Comparison Written By A 6 Figure Blogger

I’ve been a happy user of AWeber for over 6 years now and I can wholeheartedly say that Aweber has been responsible for over 90% of my revenues. This year, my blog will make well over $600K (likely $700K but the year isn’t over yet) primarily because of email so it’s extremely important for me to stay on top of my email provider choices. Now normally, I have a “don’t fix it if it ain’t broke” mentality so unless I have a specific pain point that is not being addressed, I tend not to change. So why am I looking now? Recently,...

A Holiday Gift Guide Brought To You By My Create A Profitable Online Store Students

A common question I get asked is what my Create A Profitable Online Store students are up to in my class. So this year, I thought that it would be fun to put together a holiday gift guide composed entirely of online stores run by students in my course. Overall, I got many more submissions than I could handle and unfortunately could not include all of them in this guide. But I wanted to thank everyone for their submissions! What’s also cool is that there are shops from across the globe including Canada, Ecuador, and Australia. In any case, if you...

094: How To Make 7 Figures Creating YouTube Videos With Joe Jo Of Just Kidding Films

094: How To Make 7 Figures Making You Tube Videos With Joe Jo Of Just Kidding Films
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ094JoeJo.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:15 — 55.5MB) Today I’m thrilled to have Joe Jo on the show. Joe and his partner Bart started JustKidding Films on YouTube back in 2007 and today have over 1.5 million subscribers. Not only that. In addition to Just Kidding Films, they also have 3 other channels JKParty, JKGamer and JKNews which all boast anywhere from 700K-1.5million subscribers each. All told, I think the 4 channels have a combined 4 million total subscribers which is incredible. If you follow me you know that when my online store was featured on the today show, I had 7X...

Improving Your Habits And How One Simple Change Can Lead To Business Success

If you’ve been a reader of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com since the early days, you probably remember that I used to refer to myself as a lazy piece of c$%^. Now depending on the person, laziness can have different definitions. To some people, being lazy is sitting around and watching television all day. To some people, being lazy is staying in bed and not getting up until the afternoon. To some people, being lazy is wanting to make a change and not doing anything about it. But to me, laziness is participating in activities that have absolutely zero...