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 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
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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...
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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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Today I decided to do a solo episode because it’s been a long time since I’ve taken the mic to give some of my own opinions.
A lot of people have been asking for advice lately on what type of ecommerce business model to pursue so I put together a quick and dirty episode to describe all the different models out there and give you enough information for you to make an educated decision for yourself.
Enjoy the episode!
What You’ll Learn
How dropshipping works
How private labeling works
How selling wholesale works
The pros and cons of each business model
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Today I have Manuel Becvar on the show. Now Manuel and I had exchanged several emails in the past few years but it wasn’t until Will Tjernlund and Peter Zapf of Global Sources and I started chatting did I get to know Manuel.
If you’ve never heard of Manuel, he runs ImportDojo.com which is a site that helps others source goods from Asia.
In fact, Manuel runs a sourcing service as well and he has been helping me source a few things from China.
Anyway, Manuel has a ton of experience sourcing products from Asia and...
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Today, I’m thrilled to have Nathalie Lussier on the show. I’ve actually known Nathalie for a heck of a long time now dating back since 2010. In fact, I remember the early days when we were both launching our blogs
But since 2010, Nathalie has been kicking butt. She first found success with her site Raw Foods Witch where she teaches people about the benefits of raw foods. But what I love about Nathalie is that she’s a techie.
With her tech, design and marketing skills, she also created NathalieLussier.com where she now helps small online businesses...
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Today, I’m thrilled to have Glen Allsop on the show. Glen runs the awesome site ViperChill.com where he teaches people how to get traffic to their websites.
Glen and I actually go way back to 2010 where we were members of the same blog voting group and we’ve loosely kept in touch since. He’s got an amazing array of articles that go into incredible depth. I want to say a short post for him is like 3000 words. And the reason why I follow Glen’s work is because he talks about topics that other...
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Today, I’m thrilled to have Nathan Latka on the show. Nathan is the founder of Heyo.com which is a company that does social giveaways for Facebook and other social media platforms.
Now what’s amazing about Nathan is that he started this 8 figure company at age 24 and then recently sold it to his main competitor for a nice sum.
What’s also cool is that Nathan started his businesses knowing absolutely nothing at age 21 and actually made 70K worth of revenue before he ever started building his product.
His story is truly inspirational. Enjoy the...
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Today I’m thrilled to have Jason Weisenthal on the show. Jason is someone who I met at a mastermind group meeting that I attended in San Francisco last year.
And what’s cool about Jason is that he has managed to combine tech and ecommerce together to form WallMonkeys.com, an online store that offers more than 20 million images that you can print and stick on your wall.
Not only is his business model ingenious but he can basically run his 7 figure ecommerce company with just a handful of employees because of all of the...
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Today I’m thrilled to have a very special guest on the show Pam Cail. Pam is the VP of a company called HYCLogistics and she’s helped thousands of sellers get their goods to their warehouses from Asia.
They’ve been in business since 1948 and she knows shipping and logistics inside and out. The reason why I have her on the show today is because many people are intimidated by the importing process.
Plus, my wife and I import many times a year by sea and we’ve also been confused by all of the...
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Today I’m thrilled to have Cynthia Stine on the show. Cynthia is someone I met at the Import Summit last year and she runs a site called OnlineSalesStepByStep.com where she offers a variety of very unique services related to Amazon.
She’s has worked with hundreds of Amazon sellers over the years and she specializes in helping companies get out of the Amazon penalty box.
If you’re ever suspended, Cynthia will help you get unsuspended.
If a dirty seller is purposely trying to sabotage you, Cynthia can help.
If want to know all of the tips and tricks on how to...
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Today I’m thrilled to have a very special guest on the show, Zach Smith. Zach is the founder of a company called Funded Today and he’s helped hundreds of startups achieve success with their crowd funding campaigns.
For example, he helped raise over 9.1 million to launch the popular travel jacket from Baubax. And chances are if you are on Facebook, you probably saw an ad for it because it was a pretty cool product.
In fact, this jacket became the most funded clothing project in the history of crowdfunding and one of the...
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Today I’m happy to have Derek Pankaew on the show. Derek is someone who I met at the Ecommerce Fuel Live conference and it was pretty random how we started talking.
I was sitting directly behind him during a session and I couldn’t help but peek at his screen. And I found that the screen saver on his computer was a running count of his age. I took notice and we started chatting.
And as luck would have it, Derek was selling t-shirts at the time and making a killing doing it. Now if...
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Today’s episode is a little different in that I’m not interviewing anyone on the show. Instead, I brought in my partner Toni Anderson to talk about how we launched The Sellers Summit, our ecommerce learning conference!
This was my first event ever and I discuss all of the little things that were involved in planning and running the event. If you plan on launching your own conference someday, our mistakes and successes may help you out!
I really loved every minute and I met so many new awesome people as well.
Right now, we are selling...
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Today I’m thrilled to have Jeff Cohen on the show. Jeff is someone I met at the Import Summit last year and he’s the director of business management over at Seller Labs.
Chances are if you are selling on Amazon, you’re probably using one of their awesome tools. For example, Feedback Genius which is a tool I use heavily, is a must have tool that automates the acquisition of customer reviews.
And they have other awesome tools like Snag Shout which help you gather additional reviews and discover profitable products to sell on Amazon. All...
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Today, I’m thrilled to have Michael Jackness on the show. Mike is someone who I met on a recent ecommerce mastermind trip and after hearing about his successes, I knew that I had to have him on the show.
Mike runs a bunch of ecommerce websites which include Icewraps.com, CuttingBoard.com, ColorIt.com. And he also runs his own business blog at EcomCrew.com
Anyway Mike is a gold mine of information and what I like about him is that he’s constantly trying new strategies to boost sales. For example, his most recent store ColorIt.com is only 4...
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Today, I’m thrilled to have Kurt Elster on the show. Kurt was introduced to me by my good friend Nick Loper who I had back on episode 80 of the podcast. Kurt runs EtherCycle.com where he helps private label sellers launch their own ecommerce websites.
Specifically, he’s a Shopify platform expert who helps Shopify users uncover hotspots in their designs to improve their conversion rate. Anyway, I’m a firm believer you really need to own your own platform in addition to Amazon which is why I brought Kurt on the show today to discuss the transition....
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Today I have Chad Rubin with me on the show. Chad is an ecommerce veteran who has been selling online for quite some time. He’s the founder of Crucial Vacuum which is a company that is worth 20 million dollars with only 2 employees.
He’s also the creator of Skubana which is software that will pretty much manage your entire ecommerce operation.
What You’ll Learn
How Chad got into ecommerce and why he decided to sell vacuum filters.
The challenges of selling on his own site.
How he exponentially grew his business by leveraging other...
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Today, I’m thrilled to have Brian Dean on the show. Brian runs the incredibly awesome site Backlinko.com where he teaches others how to get their sites ranked in search.
And unlike other SEO gurus out there who make ridiculous claims, Brian totally walks the talk. He’s got an amazing array of articles (and by array I mean 30 or so) that go into incredible depth and he ranks for super competitive keyword terms on the front page of search.
For example, just now, I typed in “how to generate backlinks” and guess who popped...
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Today, I’m really happy to have Ankur Nagpal on the show. I met Ankur after being introduced to him by my buddy Jeff Rose who recently started his own online course.
Anyway Ankur runs the company Teachable.com which is a platform that allows you to create your own digital courses online without any technical hassles whatsoever.
If you’re into ecommerce, you can think of them like a Shopify or a Big Commerce except for digital courses. Anyway, since I make a lot of money off of selling digital courses online, I thought that I’d bring...
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