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.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ123ZachSmith.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:40 — 58.3MB)
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...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ122DerekPankaew.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:38 — 52.5MB)
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...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ121SellersSummit.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:56 — 64.7MB)
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...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ120JeffCohen.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:53 — 60.8MB)
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...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ119MikeJackness.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:03 — 61.0MB)
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...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ118KurtElster.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 47:44 — 54.9MB)
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....
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ117ChadRubin.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:07 — 61.1MB)
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...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ116BrianDean.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 59:30 — 68.4MB)
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...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ115AnkurNagpal.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 48:28 — 55.7MB)
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...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ114ChrisDucker.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:52 — 58.5MB)
Today I’m happy to have my buddy Chris Ducker on the show. Chris is someone who I met at FinCon a few years back and we got a chance to hang out while we were there. If you don’t know Chris, he is the CEO of VirtualStaffFinder.com where he helps business owners get matched up with virtual help.
He’s also the author of the popular book Virtual Freedom. In fact, as many of you probably know from mywifequitherjob.com, the blog portion of my online business doubled in the past year and I was able...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ113AndrewWarner.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 57:51 — 66.5MB)
Today I have my buddy Andrew Warner on the show. I met Andrew at an entrepreneurial mastermind in San Francisco last year run by John Corcoran.
And then he had me on his show Mixergy where he grilled me, asked me all sorts of tough questions, made me uncomfortable and basically tried to make me cry.
Fortunately, I held it together and now it’s payback time. Anyway, I’m really excited to have him on the show because while he does a ton of interviewing of other entrepreneurs, he rarely gets interviewed himself. Enjoy!
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ112KyleTaylor.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:02 — 61.0MB)
Today I’m thrilled to have Kyle Taylor on the show. Now Kyle is easily one of the most successful bloggers I know. He runs the popular website ThePennyHoarder.com which gets an insane amount of traffic.
I’m just going to make a rough estimate here but I’m guessing somewhere in the 2-3 million uniques per month range. He’s got 730,000 email subscribers and almost 2 million facebook fans for his page.
The Penny Hoarder was on track to make 10 million dollars in 2015 and Kyle’s results have been nothing short of incredible. Enjoy...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ111ToniAndersonCPOS.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 56:27 — 64.9MB)
Today I’m really happy to have Toni Anderson back on the podcast. Now this is isn’t the first time I’ve had her on the show. Way back in episode39, we talked about how Toni manages to run a 6 figure blog, a conference, consult on the side and home school 7 kids.
Now a lot has changed in the last year. For one thing, she decided to stop consulting and then reached out to me wanting to try opening an online store to replace the income from consulting.
So she signed up...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ110DaveBryant.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 56:34 — 78.0MB)
Today I’ve got my buddy Dave Bryant on the show. Dave and I met when he randomly reached out to me via email and we’ve kept in touch ever since. And what’s cool is that we finally met face to face at the Ecommerce Fuel conference last year.
Dave runs several online stores selling boat equipment but I think his most successful site sells boat anchors of all things:) Big and heavy boat anchors that he imports from China. Talk about niche.
Dave also runs the popular blog ChineseImporting.com where he teaches others how to import...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ109WillTjernlund.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 51:57 — 59.7MB)
Today I’ve got someone really special on the show, Will Tjernlund. Now I met Will at the StartupBros conference and I’m really glad that I did.
He and his brother Andrew made about 7.5 million dollars from Amazon and their own stores last year making him one of the most successful Amazon sellers that I’ve had on the podcast so far.
And the best part is that his business is just a 2 man operation with him and his brother. Today, we’re going to go into depth on how he got started.
What You’ll Learn
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ108JohnRampton.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 50:18 — 69.4MB)
Today I’m thrilled to have John Rampton with me on the show. John is someone who I met at FinCon 2 years ago and he’s got an amazing story to share with you today.
In fact, his story is almost unreal. 10 years ago, he was working in construction when he had his legs crushed in a freak accident.
He didn’t think he could walk again and during that time when he was bed ridden, he studied business, marketing and selling online 16-20 hours a day.
Fast forward to today, he’s started a...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ107KaiKlement.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 54:48 — 63.0MB)
Today I’m thrilled to have Kai Klement on the show. Kai is someone who reached out to me with an incredible story and I knew that I needed to have him on the podcast.
Kai and his partner Jorg(yerg) are the co-founders of Kavaj (kavai), an internationally top-selling leather case manufacturer for phones and tablets. They’ve sold over 500,000 cases generating over 17 million in revenue.
They both started out as former Amazon employees with zero knowledge of manufacturing, or product creation and ended up creating this awesome ipad and phone case company. ...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ106ChaseReeves.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 55:33 — 76.6MB)
Today I’m thrilled to have Chase Reeves on the show. Chase is someone who I met recently at the FinCon Expo in Charlotte and the face to face meeting was a long time coming.
If you don’t know Chase, he is the creative director for Fizzle.co, Corbett Barr’s awesome online business training course which was mentioned back in episode 45.
And he’s also the goofy white guy on the Fizzle podcast where he’s frickin hilarious. You should check it out. But the main reason, I decided to have Chase on today is because is he...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ105MiracleWanzo.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:32 — 60.4MB)
Today I have Miracle Wanzo on the show. First off, isn’t that the coolest name ever? When I first met her, I had assumed that it was her pen name but nope, her name is really Miracle and she is one of the sweetest, most down to earth person you’ll ever meet.
Anyway, I met Miracle at the Ecommerce Fuel Live event in Nashville a few months ago and I’m glad that I did. Miracle runs HipUndies.com where she sells women’s undergarments and lingerie.
Now normally, I tend to think that selling clothing or anything that has to...
http://traffic.libsyn.com/mywifequitherjob/MWQHJ104TonyHorton.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:55 — 62.0MB)
Today I am honored to have the one and only Tony Horton on the show. If you’ve never heard of Tony, he is the creator of the incredibly popular P90X home exercise program. Now the personal exercise industry is EXTREMELY competitive and to give you an idea how big time his video was, it ended up selling over 7 million copies.
Ridiculous! Since P90X, Tony has released P90X2 and P90X3 with awesome success as well. Not only does Tony look great but he’s quite an entertaining guy as well.
Enjoy the interview
What You’ll Learn
Create A Profitable Online Store!
A completely FREE mini course on how to develop a niche ecommerce website in 5 easy steps! Learn how to find products to sell and setup your online store.