All posts by Steve C

MWQHJ 028: How Viet Do Created A 6 Figure Business Selling Coupons And Online Deals

Viet Do
Podcast: Download (Duration: 42:01 — 38.8MB) Today I’m thrilled to have my buddy Viet Do on the show. Viet runs DealZon.com which is a daily deals and coupon site that caters to the gaming industry. Running a coupon site is a business model that we haven’t yet covered on the podcast so I’m very anxious to learn how the business model works and how Viet makes his money. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn How Viet obtains deals to list on his site Why he chose to focus on gaming for his coupon site Learn the economics of selling coupons online How merchants transmit their...

Income Report: How My Blog Performed As A Business In The First Half Of 2014

Back in 2009 if you asked me whether I thought my blog could ever make more money than my day job, I would have said “Hell No!”. In fact, my Mom is still amazed that MyWifeQuitHerJob.com is able to make any money at all. Just the other day, I had a Skype chat with my mom and she was like… Mom: Let me get this straight. People sit at their computers, click on your ads and you make money? I still don’t understand how that works. So can you just sit at home all day...

2 Simple Tweaks That Doubled My Email List Signups And My Take On Single Vs Double Optin

Out of all the traffic sources that bring in revenue to MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, most of the money that I make is derived directly from my email list. Without my email list, I would not be selling very many copies of my ecommerce course. Without my email newsletter, I wouldn’t be converting nearly as many affiliate offers. And without email, I would not be receiving as much traffic as I currently receive today. Because email is such a crucial part of my blogging business, it’s important for me to maximize the size and quality of my email list. So today, I...

MWQHJ 027: Andreea Ayers On How To Create A 6 Figure T-Shirt Business And Get Featured In 200 Magazines

Andreea Ayers
Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:14 — 49.9MB) I’m really happy to have Andreea Ayers on the show today. Out of all of the possible products to try to sell online, selling t-shirts is probably one of the hardest. But Andreea managed to take her t-shirt business to over 6 figures in profit by being extremely focused and by leveraging publicity. Today, Andreea runs the popular site LaunchGrowJoy.com where she teaches other people how to run a successful online wholesale business. What You’ll Learn How Andreea sourced her first products and found her first vendors How Andreea started designing her own shirts without...

How We Grew Our Online Store In The First Half Of 2014

My wife just closed the books on the first half of 2014 and I’m happy to say that we are on track for another record year. Following a similar theme to last year, my wife and I have been focusing our efforts on further outsourcing our business. Our kids are getting older now and they have tons of activities which now require more and more of my wife’s time. As a result, we have invested some additional capital into a larger office space and we’ve taken on another employee. This now makes for a grand total of 2...

MWQHJ 026: How Autumn Wyda Quit Her Job To Sell Wedding Invitations And Thrives In A Competitive Niche

Autumn Wyda
Podcast: Download (Duration: 40:46 — 37.6MB) Autumn Wyda quit her job cold turkey in order to start Shine Wedding Invitations, a beautiful website that sells wedding invitations online. Now quitting her job took a lot of guts because she gave up her salary even though her business wasn’t making any money. But she had tremendous confidence in her abilities and today she runs a very successful online stationery shop that makes enough money that her husband quit his job too to join her. Autumn is a true entrepreneur she shares a lot of the strategies that she used to promote her shop...

Ultimate Guide To Shipping Via The United States Postal Service USPS

When you first launch your online store, your number one expense is probably going to be shipping. And in the beginning, you’re not going to have the necessary shipping volume to negotiate attractive rates with FedEx or UPS. As a result, the United States Postal Service will likely be your most economical shipping option. While USPS is not the most reliable shipping option out there, their rates are very reasonable and the shipping speeds are relatively quick. I still remember the first time that I set foot inside the post office to ship our initial set of orders. ...

MWQHJ 025: How Jeff Rose Created A 6 Figure Blog To Drive Clients To His Offline Business

Jeff Rose
Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:46 — 44.0MB) Jeff Rose is a good friend of mine who I met a long time ago randomly via the social networks. And the reason I asked him to be on the show is because he is easily one of the most charismatic bloggers that I know. Plus he’s a genuinely nice guy. He makes 6 figures with his blog, Good Financial Cents, and owns various web properties that all generate a healthy income. But what’s unique about Jeff is that even though he makes a healthy income online, he primarily uses his web properties...

MWQHJ 024: How Dan Faggella Leveraged Email Marketing To Create A 6 Figure Jiu Jitsu Training Site

Dan Faggella
Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:12 — 42.6MB) I learned so much from this interview that afterwards, I went and revamped my entire email marketing autoreponder sequence. The information from this interview with Dan Faggella is that good and I guarantee you’ll learn something from it. Dan runs the popular site ScienceOfSkill.com, where he sells Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training videos online. He also runs 2 other online businesses at TechEmergence LLC and CLVboost where he helps other businesses improve their email marketing. Click Here To Win A Free 1-On-1 Business Consulting Session What You’ll Learn How Dan has created such a large mindshare among Brazilian...

How I Made A Million Dollars By Reading An Article In The Wall Street Journal

This post was written by my good buddy Lars Hundley, one of the most experienced ecommerce entrepreneurs that I know. He runs a bunch of ecommerce stores and today he has an inspiring story to share with us. Maybe you’re thinking about starting your own ecommerce store, but you don’t have any “good ideas.” Today I want to show you how million dollar ideas are everywhere. And I mean that quite literally. Heck, I once got a million dollar idea by reading an article in the Wall Street Journal. Let me explain. It was 2002, still the dark ages of ecommerce. I had...

MWQHJ 023: How Joe Cochran Started A 25 Million Dollar Company Selling Outdoor Products Online

Joe Cochran
Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:20 — 46.4MB) My buddy Joe Cochran tells us how he started a 25 million dollar company selling outdoor products online. Joe really knows his stuff especially when it comes to pay per click services. What’s crazy is that his store stocks well over 15000 products and is capable of processing over 1000 orders per day. Compared to my puny shop, Joe’s store runs on a much larger scale. Stay tuned and check out his story. Click Here To Win A Free 1-On-1 Business Consulting Session What You’ll Learn Why Joe started out selling rubber duckies online How he grew...

MWQHJ022: How Phil Taylor Started FinCon And The Financials Behind Running A Popular Conference

Phil Taylor FinCon
Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:43 — 44.9MB) My buddy Phil Taylor of PTMoney.com joins me on the show today to talk about how he started one of my favorite conferences in the world, FinCon. Seriously. I look forward to attending FinCon every single year and PT has done an excellent job of bringing together an incredible community of like minded people. I’ll definitely be there this year and I’m proud to say that I’m giving another talk. In case you missed it, you can check out my speech last year by clicking here. Anyway, if you are considering putting on your own conference...

MWQHJ 021: Nemo Chu On How To Create A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business In Just A Year

Nemo Chu
Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:15 — 45.4MB) I met Nemo Chu randomly at one of Noah Kagan’s entrepreneurship events and I’m happy that I did. Turns out that Nemo is a genius when it comes to analytics and he has a pretty cool strategy with which he uses to find products to sell online. In just a single year, Nemo has managed to create a 7 figure ecommerce business which is pretty darn amazing. This episode is chock full of information so be sure you check it out. Also, you can sign up for Nemo’s newsletter here. Click Here To Win A Free...

MWQHJ 020: How My Student Sean Aquino Created A 6 Figure Online Store Selling Leather Working Supplies

Sean Aquino
Podcast: Download (Duration: 51:47 — 47.7MB) Sean Aquino is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and I’m really happy to have him on the show today. Sean runs FineLeatherworking.com where he sells very specialized leather working supplies online. What’s cool about Sean is that he has managed to create a 6 figure business in a little over a year and a half and he has done so in a niche that he is very passionate about. Similar to the last student interview that I conducted, this podcast provides a very realistic, in the trenches account of...

My Review Of The ConversionXL Conversion Course By Peep Laja

When it comes to increasing sales for your ecommerce store, there are really only 2 ways to proceed. One, you can increase the amount of targeted traffic to your store. Or two, you can increase the conversion rate of your existing visitors. But here’s the thing. Over the past couple of years, increasing the amount of targeted traffic to your website has been both difficult and expensive to do. Google’s search algorithm has been in a complete state of flux. As a result, people have been afraid to do any major search engine optimization for...

MWQHJ 019: How Dave Lu Started FanPop.com A 7 Figure Business That Profits From Crowdsourced Content

Dave Lu And Dave Papandrew
Podcast: Download (Duration: 43:04 — 39.7MB) Today’s guest on the show has created what I call the “Holy Grail” of online business. Why? It’s because the content for his business, FanPop.com, is based entirely off of crowdsourced content. This means that the founders, Dave Lu and Dave Papandrew, do not have to worry about generating quality content for their site. Instead, they have created an environment that incites passion among their users and as a result, the users do all of the heavy lifting. How did they accomplish this amazing feat? Listen to the interview as there are a...

MWQHJ 018: How Adam Gilbert Created A Profitable Personal Fitness Coaching Business Over The Internet

Adam Gilbert
Podcast: Download (Duration: 40:28 — 37.3MB) Click Here To Win A Free 1-On-1 Business Consulting Session Fitness and staying in shape is a large part of my life which is why I’m thrilled to have Adam Gilbert on the show today. Adam started the popular online fitness site MyBodyTutor.com where he provides personalized fitness training to clients over the Internet. What I like about his business in particular is that he has transformed an inherently unscalable industry into an extremely profitable business. And as you’ll soon see, he exudes passion for his coaching service. Like my other guests on the show, Adam...

MWQHJ 017: How Jessica Larrew Created A 6 Figure Ecommerce Business Using Fulfilled By Amazon

Jessica Larrew
Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:05 — 41.6MB) Today I’m excited to have Jessica Larrew on the show. Now what’s unique about Jessica is that she got laid off from her job where her husband was actually her boss. But instead of wallowing in pity, she decided to start a business selling goods on Amazon and now manages to make a nice 6 figure income in doing so. Today, her husband quit his job as well and they both run their business together. A very inspiring story that you all should check out! Click Here To Win A Free 1-On-1 Business Consulting...

MWQHJ 016: How Harold Lee Designed An App To Teach Guitar Without Any Technical Experience

harold lee
Podcast: Download (Duration: 38:21 — 35.4MB) Today I’m happy to have my cousin-in-law Harold Lee on the show today. Harold is the co-founder of RockProdigy.com, a company that sells an app which teaches others how to play the guitar. Here’s what’s cool about Harold. He’s not technical at all and never wrote a line of code in his life before he started this company. But he taught himself how to code and then later drafted a world class team to help him create his app. The is the best app on the Internet if you want to learn how to...

MWQHJ 015: How Ed Han Bootstrapped His Way To A 100 Million Dollar Company Selling Stationery Online

ed han
Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:20 — 44.5MB) Today I’m happy to have my friend Ed Han on the show today. Ed is the co-founder of Tiny Prints, a stationery company that he bootstrapped and later sold for over 100 million dollars. Ed is probably one of the most successful entrepreneurs that I know personally and I’m extremely ecstatic to have him on my podcast. The business model for Tiny Prints was ingenious and Ed’s story is truly an inspiration to us all. Click Here To Win A Free 1-On-1 Business Consulting Session What You’ll Learn How Ed got the idea for Tiny Prints How to...