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163: How To Successfully Sell Products In Saturated Niches With Grant Yuan

163: How To Successfully Sell Products In Saturated Niches With Grant Yuan
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ163GrantYuan.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 55:37 — 63.9MB) Today, I’m thrilled to have Grant Yuan on the show. Grant runs the EcomCrew podcast along with Mike Jackness who I had back in episode 119. Anyway, Grant runs a bunch of different businesses which include a cutting board store at CuttingBoard.com and a few brick and mortar stores like Cinnabon. But the reason I wanted to have him on the podcast is to show how you can take something simple and saturated like cutting boards and turn it into a thriving ecommerce business. What You’ll Learn Grant’s strategy for SEO Why your domain is still important How Grant...

162: How To Leverage Influencer Marketing To Grow Your Brand With Jessica Thorpe Of Gen.Video

How To Leverage Influencer Marketing To Grow Your Brand With Jessica Thorpe Of Gen.Video
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ162JessicaThorpe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:43 — 72.7MB) Today I am thrilled to have Jessica Thorpe on the show. Jessica is the President of Gen.Video which is a site that matches businesses to influencers especially in the video space. Now if you’ve been selling anything online, you know that influencer marketing is huge. One of my prior guests Emmanuel Eleyae in episode 57 used You Tube influencers to generate 65K in 4 months and is now making 7 figures. Anyway, Jessica’s company Gen.video is at the forefront of influencer marketing and we’re going to pick her brain today about the best ways to...

Blogging Vs Affiliate Marketing Vs Ecommerce – A Comparison Of 3 Online Business Models

One of the biggest advantages of running an online business is that it’s inexpensive to start. For as little as $5 per month, you can launch a business that can potentially make you 7 figures and beyond. Now as far as online business models go, most people gravitate towards starting a blog, a niche affiliate site or an online store and I’ve been reasonably successful with all 3. For example last year, my blog made over a million dollars from advertising, affiliate marketing and digital product sales. My ecommerce store also had a record year and we’ve grown in the double and...

161: How To Ditch Your Average Job And Start An Epic Business With Daniel Dipiazza

How To Ditch Your Average Job And Start An Epic Business With Daniel Dipiazza
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ161DanielDiPiazza.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:20 — 56.7MB) Today I thrilled to have my buddy Daniel DiPiazza back on the show. Now if you don’t remember Daniel, I had him on my podcast back on episode 103 where he talked about how he got 130K Instagram subscribers in 6 months. He’s the owner of Rich20Something.com where he teaches young people how to start their own freelance businesses. But a lot has happened since we last spoke. For one thing, he acquired Under30CEO.com which is another huge entrepreneurship site. And he has published his very own book entitled Ditch your average job, start an...

Why Good Grades Often Lead To Failed Businesses

Growing up as an Asian American with strict parents, I was expected to get good grades in whatever subject I took. There were no exceptions. And even though I haven’t taken a class in decades, the thought of getting a B still sends chills up my spine. In fact, I occasionally have nightmares where I’m taking an exam in a classroom full of nerds and I don’t know any of the answers. Crazy right? Now what if I told you that getting good grades was bad for entrepreneurship and that my entire Asian upbringing actually hindered me from starting...

160: A Deep Dive Into Running Amazon Sponsored Ads With Jeff Cohen And Brandon Checketts

A Deep Dive Into Running Amazon Sponsored Ads With Jeff Cohen And Brandon Checketts
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ160JeffBrandon.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 56:20 — 77.6MB) Today I’m thrilled to have both Jeff Cohen and Brandon Checketts on the show. Now Jeff has already been on the podcast in episode 120 where we talked about reviews and how to get ranked in Amazon. But today we are blessed to have Brandon Checketts on the show as well. Brandon is actually the founder of Seller Labs and was the original programmer and developer of Feedback Genius and Ignite. What I like about Jeff and Brandon is that they are always on the ball when it comes to Amazon and I wanted them...

A Simple Tweak To Improve Email Deliverability And Open Rates 50%

Email marketing generates a substantial portion of my revenue for both my blog and my online store. As a result, I dedicate a significant amount of time building upon these 3 pillars of email success. I make sure that my emails convert into sales. I maximize the rate of email signups. I make sure that my email campaigns don’t end up in spam. (The topic of this post) Now up until this point, I’ve mainly blogged about increasing email conversions and boosting email signups. So today, I’m going to focus on email deliverability. After all, if your emails aren’t making it...

159: Larry Kim On How To Run Profitable Google Adwords Campaigns

Larry Kim On How To Run Profitable Google Adwords Campaigns
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ159LarryKim.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:09 — 66.4MB) Larry is the founder and CTO of Wordstream and Mobile Monkey which is a service that develops online marketing software and helps companies optimize their PPC ad campaigns. He is considered one of the most influential PPC experts in the world and he’s a frequent blogger for Search Engine Land, MOZ, Search Engine Journal and other top business publications. In this episode, you will learn about how he started Wordstream and how to run profitable PPC campaigns the right way. What You’ll Learn How Larry came up with the idea to start Wordstream How to run a brand new PPC...

How I Increased Email Signups 131% With A Wheel Of Fortune Popup For My Shop

When it comes to email marketing, your revenue potential is directly proportional to the number of people on your list. Size matters! And for my online store, the more emails I collect, the more money I make. It’s that simple and email accounts for over 20% of my sales. Email is also one of those mediums that can be tapped over and over again to attract repeat customers, establish your brand, and humanize your business. Anyway because email is so important, I spent some time last month optimizing my email capture forms for BumblebeeLinens.com and drastically improved...

158: How Noah Kagan Grew Sumo.com To An 8 Figure Company

158: How Noah Kagan Grew Sumo.com To An 8 Figure Company
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ158NoahKaganSumo.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 58:47 — 81.0MB) Today, I’m really happy to have Noah Kagan back on the show. Now Noah was actually one of my very first guests way back in episode 7 and he took a chance on coming on a podcast that hadn’t even launched yet. Anyway since we last spoke, Noah has gone on to create an 8 figure company in the span of 3 years in Sumo.com and today we’re going to find out exactly how he did it. Noah also started a podcast called “Noah Kagan Presents” which you can all check out by clicking...

157: How To Create An 8 Figure Amazon Business Selling Electronics With Bernie Thompson

How To Create An 8 Figure Amazon Business Selling Electronics With Bernie Thompson
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ157BernieThompson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:29 — 62.6MB) Today I‘m lucky to have Bernie Thompson on the show. Bernie runs an 8 figure business called Plugable.com which is a company that sells USB and Bluetooth devices online. Now what’s cool is that his company is global. Plugable sells its products in many different countries all over the world. And what’s also cool is that Bernie built all of his own tools in house to manage his Amazon business named Efficient Era. Now I’ve actually started using Efficient Era myself to manage the feedback for my shop and the tools are really useful....

How To Sell On Amazon In The UK, Canada, Europe, Japan And The Right Time To Expand

When it comes to growing your ecommerce business, very few people choose to expand beyond their own country. After all, selling in a foreign country is intimidating. Not only do you have to worry about a different set of tax laws but you also have to deal with overseas shipping and complicated logistics. Here’s the thing. By only selling in your home country, you could be greatly limiting your sales. And thanks to Amazon and FBA, it is now easier than ever to expand your business worldwide. In this post, I invited my friend Bernie Thompson to give us some...

156: How My Student Carmen Makes 6 Figures Selling Kaftans Online Without Amazon

How My Student Carmen Makes 6 Figures Selling Kaftans Online
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ156CarmenRivas.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:30 — 66.9MB) Today I’m really happy to have Carmen Rivas on the show. And Carmen is actually a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course from Australia. She joined over a year ago and she’s been doing amazing with her business Vizcosa.com. Now I often get questions from listeners whether it’s possible to run a viable ecommerce business outside of the US and the answer is of course. Carmen sells kaftans and resort wear and what’s cool about her story is that she validated her niche using Facebook before investing a lot of money into her...

How To Get Lucky – 3 Ways To Improve Your Luck In Business And Life

Every business requires a little bit of luck in order to succeed. And often times, success depends on timing and being at the right place at the right time. But do you ever wonder how some people keep getting lucky over and over again? Is it just a coincidence that some entrepreneurs always seem to find a way to steer luck in their direction? Personally, I don’t believe in coincidences but I know many of you are skeptical. For example, below is an excerpt of an email that I recently received from a reader after she listened to my...

155: Jonathan Fields On The Good Life Project And How To Find Meaning As An Entrepreneur

Jonathan Fields On The Good Life Project And How To Find Meaning As An Entrepreneur
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ155JonathanFields.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 51:33 — 59.3MB) Today, I’ve got an extra special guest on the show. He’s someone who I’ve followed and looked up to every since I started blogging in 2009 and that person is Jonathan Fields. Jonathan is an amazing writer, speaker, podcaster and he has this incredible ability to build community. What I also like about him is that he’s a family man we share a lot of the same values when it comes to life and business. In other words, he’s very mindful of balance and living a full life. Today, we are going...

Starting A Business: Convincing Yourself To Take Action And The Key To Behavioral Change

I’ve been helping would be entrepreneurs for nearly eight years now and one thing I’ve discovered is that you can’t really push someone to take the entrepreneurial plunge. Either you have the desire to start your own business or you don’t and most people can’t get over the uncertainty that’s involved with being your own boss. A while back, I went through several months worth of email for MyWifeQuitHerJob.com and came to the conclusion that most people get stuck on 2 main things when starting their business. One, they can’t come up with a good business idea and two,...

154: Darren Rowse On How To Become A Professional Blogger Today

Darren Rowse On How To Become A Professional Blogger Today
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ154DarrenRowse.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:30 — 56.9MB) Today I have someone really special on the show. He’s actually someone who I’ve looked up to for a very long time and someone who I never thought I would have access to especially since he lives in Australia. And he’s actually one of the reasons why I got started blogging in the first place back in 2009. His blog ProBlogger.net started a revolution of professional bloggers all over the world. He’s got close to 8000 posts and he’s influenced millions of people worldwide. If you don’t know who I’m talking about by now, it’s...

153: How To Use Amazon Exclusives To Launch A Successful Product With Chris Boerner

How To Use Amazon Exclusives To Launch A Successful Product With Chris Boerner
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ153ChrisBoernerV3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:03 — 63.5MB) Today I’ve have someone really special on the show, Chris Boerner. Now I met Chris at the Ecommerce Fuel conference in Savannah Georgia a month ago and I’m really glad that we met. She has an amazing story and she runs a successful business called CieloPillHolders.com where she sells premium key chain pill fobs. She’s done exceptionally well on Amazon, is extremely well connected with the Amazon community and she has a lot of experience with the platform. In fact, she’s been featured in several videos on the Amazon website including a full blown documentary about...

7 Tweaks We Made To Our Online Store That Drastically Improved Sales

Sometimes a seemingly insignificant change to your website or online strategy can pay huge dividends. And in many cases, the answer to improving sales requires very little effort to implement. In this article, I’m going to discuss some simple tweaks that we made to our website that had a dramatic impact on our business. Before I get into the guts of what we did, I just want to stress the importance of obtaining quality metrics for your website. It is especially vital that you accurately track the way a customer navigates through your online store. Do...

152: Easy Ways To Boost Sales And The Real Reason You Need To Look Beyond Amazon

152: Easy Ways To Boost Sales And The Real Reason You Need To Look Beyond Amazon
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ152SteveSellMore.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 21:56 — 30.4MB) In this solo podcast episode, I go over the most important reason why you need to expand beyond Amazon. You’ll learn 6 easy to implement strategies on how to sell more to your existing customers and boost your sales significantly. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn How to find your business customers How to find your best repeat customers How to leverage Facebook lookalike audiences How to cross sell your customers How to implement a referral program Why you need to expand beyond Amazon Other Resources And Books Sign up for my free 6 day mini course on ecommerce The Sellers Summit – My Annual...