The My Wife Quit Her Job Podcast is an interview based show where I bring in small business entrepreneurs who are killing it online. But there’s a twist. All of the entrepreneurs on my show bootstrapped their businesses and started their own ventures to improve their lifestyle in some way.
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Today I’m thrilled to have Michael Stelzner on the show. Now I was introduced to Mike by my friend Darren Rowse of Problogger and I’m really glad that he made the intro.
Mike runs the ridiculously popular site Social Media Examiner which gets an insane amount of traffic. I’m just going to make a rough estimate here but I’m guessing somewhere in the 1.1 million uniques per month range.
He’s got over a half million email subscribers and a half million Facebook fans for his page. Mike also runs the largest social media conference...
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Abby Walker is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and I’m really happy to have her on the show today. Abby runs VivianLou.com where she sells insoles for high heels.
What I love about Abby is that she never takes no for an answer and finds opportunities from out of nowhere. Some might call it luck, but I believe that everyone is in charge of their own fate. She’s doing awesome and she’s not even on Amazon yet!
Enjoy the interview as there are a lot of details that Abby shares...
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Today, I’m thrilled to have Tracy Matthews on the show. Tracy is someone who I was introduced to by Andreea Ayers and she runs the popular site Flourish Thrive Academy where she teaches others how to sell jewelry online.
Tracy has a ton of experience in this area and her jewelry line was sold in over 350 retail outlets all over the globe (ABC home, Sundance Catalog, Bloomingdales, Anthro) and she’s been featured in many magazines like Real Simple, InStyle And lucky magazine.
Anyway, since Tracy specializes in jewelry sales I am very eager to pick...
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My wife just closed the books on BumblebeeLinens.com for 2016 and I’m happy to say that we had another year of double digit growth. In this episode, I go over in detail how we grew and what’s in store for 2017.
What You’ll Learn
Why it was a tough year for my shop
Our revenue and profit numbers for the year
The main contributors to growth for 2016
Why conversion optimization is so important
Why you need to keep an open mind
The importance of a mastermind group
Other Resources And Books
Klaviyo.com – Klaviyo is the email marketing platform...
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My wife just closed the books on MyWifeQuitHerJob.com for 2016 and I’m happy to say that I hit 2 major milestones this past year. In this episode, I go over in detail how I managed to make over a million dollars blogging and what’s in store for 2017.
What You’ll Learn
The 2 milestones I hit this year
Why I decided to quit my job
Why it was so hard for me to quit
The income report for my blog
How I hit the million dollar mark this year
My Facebook ads strategy
Should you start a blog or an online store
Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:53 — 53.9MB)
Today, I’ve got an extra special guest on the show. He’s an author who I’ve followed ever since I started my first business.
He is an amazing speaker, author, and business consultant who has coached more entrepreneurs than anyone I can think of.
His book the EMyth Revisited is considered required reading for anyone wanting to build a business of their own and changed my way of thinking about small business.
He’s the founder of the dreaming room, a 3 month program that introduces you to a new way of thinking about entrepreneurship.
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Today I’m really happy to have Rachel Holland on the show. Rachel is someone who I was introduced to by a friend and she is killing it in the network marketing space. Rachel runs the popular site Surviving The Stores where she teaches others how to save money and live healthy on a budget.
She and her husband Ryan run the site together and have turned it into a huge resource. Anyway up until this point, I have not had anyone doing network marketing before on the podcast and I’m very curious how it works....
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Today I’m thrilled to have Harry Campbell on the show. Harry is someone who I just met at the financial blogging conference in San Diego and we actually met playing basketball.
A few conversations later and I knew that I wanted to have him on the podcast. Harry has an interesting story. He started his site TheRideShareGuy.com in 2014 when he was a full time aerospace engineer and part time Uber and Lyft driver.
And seeing as how ride share services were starting to take off, he decided to create the ultimate ride sharing...
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I’m really happy to have my friend Bjork Ostrum on the podcast today. While Bjork and I have not met in person, we have mutual friends in Erin Chase and Jim Wang, both of whom I’ve had on the podcast in previous episodes.
Bjork runs the very popular site Pinch Of Yum where he blogs about food. And when I say that his site is popular, I mean that it is crazy popular. Last month he had 2.7 million visitors to his site. He has 91,000 Facebook fans, over 227,000 Instagram followers and...
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Jen DePaoli is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and I’m really happy to have her on the show today. Jen runs ShowerCurtainHQ.com where she sells shower curtains online.
What I love about Jen is that she hustles, she’s constantly finding new ways to expand her business and she’s not afraid to try a variety of different business models. Just like the other student interviews that I’ve conducted, this podcast provides a very realistic, in the trenches account of someone who just started their online store.
Enjoy the interview as...
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Today, I’m happy to have Ryan Deiss on the show. Now I’ve actually been following Ryan for quite some time. He is the founder and CEO of Digital Marketer and over the last 3 years, he’s invested over 15 million on marketing tests, generated tens of millions of visitors and sent over a billion emails.
He is an expert when it comes to online marketing and brand building. He runs a major conference called Traffic and Conversions every year. And he recently started a new conference called Content And Commerce which I...
Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:54 — 57.4MB)
Today, I’m really happy to have Omar Zenhom back on the show. Now Omar is someone who I met at a private mastermind meeting led by John Corcoran and he was actually a guest on the show already back in episode 88 when we talked about his award winning podcast, the $100 MBA.
But along with his podcast, he’s been working on another project, Webinar Ninja, which is a software company that he founded last year which is already doing 7 figures.
What’s also cool is that this project was self funded. If you follow...
Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:50 — 55.0MB)
Kevin Stecko is someone who I met at an ecommerce mastermind retreat earlier in the year. And as luck would have it, I got stuck on a ski lift with the guy and we were forced to chat.
Anyway, Kevin runs an awesome site called 80stees.com where he sells tshirts from the 80s. I was on the site the other day and it brought back memories of youth.
In fact, I used to watch Robotech when I was a kid and I was pleasantly surprised to find Robotech t-shirts! How cool is that? ...
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Today I’m thrilled to have Navid Moazzez on the show. Navid is someone who randomly reached out to me to take part in one of his virtual summits. And because we have a ton of mutual friends like Natalie Sisson, Grant Baldwin, Jd Roth among others, we started chatting.
That’s when I was introduced to the amazing world of virtual summits. Navid is a virtual summit expert and he makes a living putting on online conferences.
If you’ve been following me online, you probably know that I had my first live event in May...
Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:33 — 57.0MB)
Today, I’m excited to have the Neil Patel on the show. I’ve actually been following Neil for quite some time. In fact, I remember when I first discovered him back in 2008, I dropped him a comment on his main blog which was QuickSprout at the time.
In fact, just for fun I actually went back through my archives to check. I emailed him on September 19, 2008 about his post on 10 timeless business tips. And he replied in like 10 seconds, checked out my blog and actually gave me some...
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Today I’m thrilled to have Spencer Haws back on the show. If you don’t remember him from Episode 54, Spencer runs the popular blog NichePursuits.com where he teaches others how to start niche online businesses.
He was one of the speakers at the Sellers Summit talking about SEO. He’s also the creator of Long Tail Pro which is one of the best keyword research tools on the market today.
But recently, he decided to sell that business and being the nosy guy that I am, I wanted all the details. Enjoy the show!
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Today I’m really excited to have Dana Jaunzemis back on the show. Dana is someone who I met through Andrew Youderian and she’s actually in a private group that I meet with on a semi monthly basis.
If you don’t remember Dana, I had her on episode 85 of the podcast where we discussed her strategies for acquiring and growing existing businesses.
Well since that interview Dana has acquired yet another company and we’re going to talk about how she’s already doubled its revenues. In addition, she was lucky enough to attend Amazon’s womens...
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Today I’m excited to have Susan Su on the show. Susan has worked with a bunch of well known entrepreneurs including Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and Noah Kagan of AppSumo.
She has a ton of experience with email and content marketing specifically targeting small businesses and is a partner at 500 Startups today.
Enjoy the interview!
What You’ll Learn
How to break through the noise given the average person gets 500 marketing emails per month
Best practices for improving the open and click through rate
Copywriting tips for maximum engagement
How to improve the deliverability rate
Podcast: Download (Duration: 49:19 — 56.7MB)
Today I have Mike Brown on the show. Mike is someone who I was introduced to through by Tommy Walker who runs the Shopify Plus blog.
Anyway, normally I don’t interview referrals who I haven’t met but Mike has an amazing story. He runs the popular coffee brand Death Wish Coffee which even has its own wiki page.
His company has been featured in countless publications and even had an ad in the superbowl. Normally, I wouldn’t necessarily advise anyone go into the coffee niche because it’s extremely competitive and saturated, but Mike made it...
Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:17 — 57.8MB)
Ryan Grant is someone who I met at the Import Summit last year and I’ve been following his work every since.
He runs the popular site OnlineSellingExperiment.com where he talks about all of his adventures selling physical products online.
Now if you recall way back in episode 17, I had Jessica Larrew on the podcast to talk about her Amazon retail arbitrage business.
Well Ryan has taken that same model of retail and online arbitrage and scaled it to small company with employees.
What is online and retail arbitrage? It’s the process of buying from...
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