All posts by Steve C

081: How To Market Your Online Store On Reddit And Make 6 Figures In 8 Months With Eli Zauner

081: How To Market Your Online Store On Reddit And Make 6 Figures In 8 Months
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ081EliZauner.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:34 — 65.6MB) Eli Zauner runs a subscription box service called UniversalYums.com which sells boxes of yummy treats from all over the world. What’s cool about Eli is that he launched his business while working full time and his business has been profitable from day 1 and is growing very quickly. In fact, he is doing a solid 5 figures a month after only launching just 8 months ago. And here’s the kicker. One of the main reasons I wanted to have Eli on the show is because he grew his business using Reddit as his single...

How My First Live Webinar and 1.5 Hours Of Work Resulted In A $60015 Payout

For the longest time, I’ve avoided live webinars like the plague. And it’s not because I dislike speaking to large audiences because I do enjoy it. But I never thought giving webinars was a good use of my time because it’s not a scalable practice. Instead, I’ve focused most of my efforts into my email autoresponder sequence because it’s something that can be written once and then completely automated. Today, my email autoresponder is responsible for the bulk of my course and affiliate sales. In fact, I was perfectly satisfied with my current revenue numbers until I interviewed my...

080: How To Achieve Financial Freedom With 8 Different Income Streams With Nick Loper

How To Achieve Financial Freedom With 8 Different Income Streams With Nick Loper
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ080NickLoper.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 44:38 — 61.6MB) Nick Loper is someone who I met just recently at The New Media Expo in Las Vegas and he runs the popular site SideHustleNation.com where he teaches others how to build a sizable side income. What’s cool about Nick is that he built up his businesses while working full time just like I did. He’s got 8 different income streams and he’s a huge proponent of using your free time more wisely to achieve financial freedom. He also runs a popular podcast called Side Hustle Nation which you should all check out. So without...

Where To Buy Wholesale Clothing In The USA And My Trip To The LA Fashion District

In this day and age, there’s this misconception that very little manufacturing is done in the United States. After all, most of our computers, our electronics, our mobile phones and our textiles are either manufactured in China or in a different third world country. In fact, when my wife and I first launched our online store, we went straight to China for our goods. But recent events have caused us to switch gears with our sourcing strategy. For one thing, prices in China have gone up significantly over the years and continues to go up at a rapid pace. ...

079: How To Take Your Talent And Turn It Into A 6 Figure Business With Grant Baldwin

How To Turn Your Talents Into A Scalable 6 Figure Business With Grant Baldwin
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ079GrantBaldwin.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:30 — 75.1MB) Grant Baldwin is someone who I’ve known for a while but we didn’t actually meet face to face until recently at NMX. In fact, I was featured on his podcast “How’d You Get Into That” several months ago where he interviews unique business owners. Not only does he run a popular podcast but he’s also a professional motivational speaker for students. And the man is very prolific. I think last year he spoke at 60 events throughout the year travelling all across the country. So here’s what’s cool about Grant. Giving incredible speeches...

Income Report: How I Grew My Blog Income By 122% In The First Half Of 2015

If you read my last blogging income report for 2014, I was extremely happy to announce that I had doubled my earnings from the year before (2013). In 2014, revenues came in at about $360K which made my day job income an ever shrinking percentage of my overall household income. And this year, things are going even better! By the way, if you are wondering why I still work a full time job as an engineering director when I have 3 thriving online businesses, I wrote about why in my post on How To Prevent Yourself From Becoming Obsolete And The...

078: How To Make 6 Figures Teaching People How To Do It Yourself With Pete Sveen

How To Make 6 Figures Teaching People How To Do It Yourself With Pete Sveen
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ078PeteSveen.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:19 — 65.3MB) I first met Pete Sveen at the Ecommerce Fuel Live event in 2014. And then I saw the guy again at NMX where we finally had a chance to chat a little bit more. Pete runs 2 awesome sites at ThinkEntrepreneurship.com and DIYPete.com. And he also runs a podcast as well. But the reason I brought Pete on the show today is to talk about DIYPete. DIYPete.com is a site where Pete inspires others to build their own DIY projects. He’s been featured on the Art Of Manliness, Bob Vila’s show, Sirius radio and NBC. He’s attracted...

Mid Year Report: How We Grew Our Online Store In The First Half Of 2015

My wife just closed the books on the first half of 2015 and I’m happy to say that we’re off to another record year! If you remember my income report from last year, 2014 was a year of growing pains for our online store. And while we managed to increase our revenues by double digits in 2014, our profits were flat because we invested heavily in additional infrastructure. But now that we got all of that infrastructure stuff out of the way, we put our foot on the gas! Here’s some of the stats for the first half of 2015 Year over year...

077: How To Create Software That Automates Your Social Media Marketing With Laura Roeder And MeetEdgar

How To Completely Automate Your Social Media Marketing With Laura Roeder
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ077MeetEdgar.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 43:35 — 40.2MB) Laura Roeder is back on the show to teach us how to completely automate your social media and how to create a SAAS business in the process! If you don’t remember Laura, she was on the podcast back in episode 9 where she taught us the right way to handle social media. Since then, she’s launched an amazing tool called MeetEdgar.com which is what I now use to manage both my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Stay tuned to hear how Laura created an incredibly helpful and successful Saas Tool. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How Laura saw a...

076: How To Make $5000 Per YouTube Video Teaching Men How to Dress Well With Antonio Centeno

How To Make $5000 Per You Tube Video Teaching Men How To Dress Well
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ076AntonioCenteno.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:33 — 68.3MB) Antonio Centeno is someone who I met at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas a few months back and I’m really glad that I did. Antonio runs the popular site RealMenRealStyle.com which is a site that helps men educate themselves and build a wardrobe that best complements their style. He also a regular contributor for the awesome blog Art Of Manliness. Antonio’s blog gets a ton of traffic and he also has a very strong YouTube following of over 250,000 subscribers. Today, he’s going to teach us the secrets to his success. Enjoy! What...

How To Run A Business With Your Spouse And Still Maintain A Happy Marriage

Recently in a podcast interview, I was asked a question that took me off guard. Steve, do you recommend working together on a business with your spouse or significant other? Here’s the thing. Starting and running a successful business is enough of a challenge as is. But when you add working with your spouse into the mix, you potentially have a recipe for disaster. Now at first glance, starting a business with your significant other might appear like the ideal situation. After all, you have the rare opportunity to work with someone whom you implicitly...

075: Making 7 Figures Selling Digital Courses Online With David Siteman Garland

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ075DavidSitemanGarland.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:11 — 73.3MB) I’ve known David Siteman Garland since December of 2008 back when he ran a tiny local television show in St Louis. Fast forward to today and he owns the popular media blog, TheRiseToTheTop.com, where he teaches other people how to make money creating digital courses online. If you’re interested in starting your own digital course, make sure you click here to check out his training class. Also most recently, he launched his own software designed to help people create their own membership sites without any technical knowledge required. David is one of the most successful...

8 Tips On How To Get More Traffic To Your Online Store

As a brand new ecommerce store owner, your number 1 struggle is going to be how to get more visitors to your website. And today, I’m going to give you 8 actionable strategies to attract more customers to your online store. But before I begin, I want to be absolutely clear. There is no quick and easy way to get traffic unless you pay for it. And building up a consistent stream of visitors takes time and effort. I also want to clarify that the amount of traffic that you receive does not matter nearly as...

074: How To Create Amazon Listings That Sell Like Crazy With Karon Thackston

How To Create Amazon Listings That Sell Like Crazy
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ074KaronThackston.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:03 — 71.8MB) Karon Thackston is the owner of MarketingWords.com where she teaches others how to write high converting copy for ecommerce stores. She’s been a professional copywriter for 25 years. She’s the author of over 10 books which include popular titles such as Ecommerce Copywriting – Proven Strategies For Boosting Sales And Search Rankings Use Coupon Code: steve25 to get 25% off Writing With Keywords – Easy Keyword Optimization Strategies For Search Engine Success Use Coupon Code: steve25 to get 25% off Amazon Advantage: Product Listing Strategies To Boost Your Sales Use Coupon Code: steveamz20 to get 20% off She also...

9 Pages Every Online Store Needs To Improve Bounce Rate, Time On Site And Customer Trust

When you first launch your niche online store, it’s highly unlikely that your visitors will be familiar with your brand when they first land on your site. After all, your little shop probably doesn’t carry instant name recognition like an Amazon.com or a Zappos. Especially when you are a brand new shop, customers need to feel confident and secure that you will deliver on your promises when they hit the submit button and pay you with their hard earned cash. As a result, you have to go the extra mile to make sure a customer feels comfortable shopping from...

073: Student Story: Creating A Profitable Business Selling Your Art With Arree Chung

Student Story Arree Chung On How To Transition From Artist To Entrepreneur
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ073Arree.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 41:32 — 38.3MB) Arree Chung is one of the students in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. And what I like about Arree is that he’s a professional artist who writes and illustrates his own children’s picture books. Now most artists try to make money by selling prints and copies of their work but Arree realized early on that that path would not generate enough income to make a living. So Arree and a group of his friends got together and decided to launch LiveInAStory.com, a site that sells high quality children’s wall decals designed by artists. ...

How To Grow 3 Six Figure Businesses While Working A Full Time Job With 2 Kids

Beginning in 2007, all of the businesses that I’ve been involved with have consistently grown in the double or triple digits every year. And overall, I’ve started 3 main revenue generating properties. First, there was my ecommerce store that I launched with my wife in 2007. Then the following year I began blogging at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. 2 years later, I launched my online store course. And just last year, I started the My Wife Quit Her Job podcast. My online store, my blog and my ecommerce course EACH generate a very healthy six figures in profit and the podcast recently started...

072: How To Create An Online Business That Suits Your Lifestyle With Scott Fox

Scott Fox On How To Create A Business That Suits Your Lifestyle
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ072ScottFox.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:51 — 67.4MB) Scott Fox is someone who randomly reached out to me over 3 years ago and we’ve loosely kept in touch ever since. If you’ve never heard of Scott, he has built or advised hundreds of websites that have generated billions of dollars in sales including sites like LiveNation.com and Billoreilly.com.  He’s the best-selling Author of 3 books, including his most recent one Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love. Today, Scott is an internet startup coach and runs a portfolio of niche websites including the popular free entrepreneur coaching forum at...

Which PPC Ad Platforms Have The Best ROI And How To Generate Instant Sales For A New Online Store

Many brand new shop owners launch their online stores with the hope that Google, Facebook and social media will magically send them customers right away. But here’s the thing. Generating traffic from these platforms takes time. For example, it often takes at least 6 months to a year to receive any meaningful organic traffic from Google. And building up your social media accounts to the point where you can attract a significant amount of sales takes a while as well. In fact, a common pattern I see with new entrepreneurs is that they launch their online stores, write content...

071: How To Create A Successful iPhone App Without Any Experience With Erin Matzkin

How To Create A Successful iPhone App With Erin Matzkin
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ071ErinMatzkin.mp3 Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:09 — 63.7MB) Erin Matzkin is the founder of Cluck Cluck App, which is an app that helps busy parents book, pay and message their children’s caregivers. What I like about Erin is that she doesn’t have a technical background, but she still managed to create an awesome app for parents. And it just goes to show that you don’t really need to know how to code in order to create a successful app. You just need to create the right team to do so. Enjoy the episode! What You’ll Learn How to create an iPhone app without a technical background How...