382: Post-Pandemic Business Strategies To Focus On In 2022 With Andrew Youderian

Post-Pandemic Business Strategies To Focus On In 2022 With Andrew Youderian

Today, I have my good friend Andrew Youderian back on show. Andrew runs the Ecommerce Fuel Podcast and an amazing community of 7 and 8 Figure eCommerce entrepreneurs. This episode is all about strategy. Specifically, Andrew and I discuss our post pandemic business strategies for 2022. What You’ll Learn What Andrew and I are going all in on for our businesses in 2022 Why you need to be on Twitter and TikTok Why live events are back Other Resources And Books Ecommerce Fuel Podcast Ecommerce Fuel Forum Sponsors Postscript.io – Postscript.io is the SMS marketing platform that I personally use […]

379: The Single Most Important Way To Improve Your Sales With Jon McDonald

379: The Single Most Important Way To Improve Your Sales With Jon McDonald

Today, I’m excited to have Jon McDonald on the show. Jon is the founder of The Good, a conversion rate optimization firm that has achieved incredible results for famous brands such as Adobe, Nike, Xerox and The Economist. Jon is an expert at converting customers and in this episode, you will learn what it takes to improve the conversion rate for an ecommerce brand. What You’ll Learn Jon’s background story and why he’s the best Conversion rate best practices for an ecommerce store The best way to find conversion leaks in your sales funnel Other Resources And Books The Good […]

378: Follow This Strategy And Never Depend On Amazon Again With Shep Hyken

378: Follow This Strategy And Never Depend On Amazon Again With Shep Hyken

Today, I’m thrilled to have Shep Hyken on the show. Shep is the founder of Shepard Presentations and he is a customer service experience expert and keynote speaker. His agency works with companies to build relationships with their customers in order to increase repeat business. In this episode, we talk about how you can stop relying on Amazon for all of your sales and build a loyal customer base for your brand. What You’ll Learn How to build a loyal customer base for your brand without depending on Amazon How to implement an effective customer loyalty strategy How to get […]

375: Navigating The Shipping Crisis And The Ultra Competitive Amazon Landscape With Bernie Thompson

375: Navigating The Shipping Crisis And The Ultra Competitive Amazon Landscape With Bernie Thompson

Today, I’m lucky to have Bernie Thompson back on the show. Bernie runs Plugable which is a company that sells USB and Bluetooth devices all over the world. He has built his own tools in-house to manage his Amazon business and he also helps other sellers run Amazon PPC ads with his tool PPC Ninja. Because Bernie runs a large Amazon business in an extremely competitive niche, I invited him on the show to talk about the current Amazon landscape and how he’s navigating the shipping crisis. What You’ll Learn An in the trenches look at the current shipping crisis […]

374: Inside The Crazy World Of High Ticket Dropshipping With Earnest Epps

374: Inside The Crazy World Of High Ticket Dropshipping With Earnest Epps

Today I’m thrilled to have Earnest Epps on the show. Earnest is the founder of High Ticket Ecom Secrets where he teaches high ticket dropshipping and runs a successful dropshipping store. Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I’m not a huge fan of dropshipping as a long term business model but Earnest has made it work by dropshipping high ticket and expensive products online. In this episode, we learn how it is done. What You’ll Learn How Earnest got started with high ticket dropshipping What is high ticket dropshipping and what price is considered […]

373: Dr. Robert Cialdini On Using Influence And Persuasion To Grow An Ecommerce Brand

373: Dr. Robert Cialdini On Using Influence And Persuasion To Grow An Ecommerce Brand

Today I have an extra special guest on the show, Dr. Robert Cialdini. Dr. Cialdini’s book “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” literally changed my life and is responsible for teaching me how to sell online, how to influence people and how to run a successful online business. In this episode, we discuss how to use influence and persuasion to create a powerful ecommerce brand. What You’ll Learn How to use Dr.Cialdini’s latest persuasion principle to grow your e-commerce brand The 7 principles of influence and how to apply them to business How I incorporated Cialdini’s 7 principles to grow my […]

370: 6M Per Year Selling Hair Extensions Without Advertising With Vivian Kaye

How To Grow Your Brand To 6M Without Advertising

Today I’m thrilled to have Vivian Kaye on the show. Vivian is the CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, a premium textured hair extension brand for black women that grew to $6 million without paid advertising. Not only did Vivian grow to 6 million but she did so without outside funding and bootstrapped her business from the ground up. In this episode, Vivian teaches us the secrets behind her success and how she scaled to 7 figures without paying for ads. What You’ll Learn The story behind KinkyCurlyYaki. How to grow your brand without paying for advertising. Vivian’s social media strategy and the […]

364: 6 Figures In 10 Months With No Money Selling Ebike Kits With Claire Carpenter

364: 6 Figures In 10 Months With No Money Selling Ebike Kits With Claire Carpenter

This episode is extra special because it’s about a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store course. Claire Carpenter runs a site called EasiFitEbikeKit.co.uk and she sells kits that turn regular old bikes into electric bikes. What’s amazing about Claire’s story is that she didn’t have any money to start yet she still managed to create a 6 figure business within 10 months and she’s nearly at half a million bucks right now. In fact, the main thing limiting her growth is raising enough capital for inventory. You’re going to love this episode because it’s about hustle, grit, and […]

363: How To Make Email Your #1 Revenue Source With Chase Dimond

363: How Email Can Generate 30% Of Your Sales With Chase Dimond

Today, I have my buddy Chase Dimond on the show. Chase is the co-founder of Boundless Labs which is a top email marketing agency with a focus on CBD companies. Chase lives and breathes email, and he has helped his clients send hundreds of millions of emails resulting in over 50 million in email revenue. If your email marketing is not driving at least 20% – 30% of your total revenue for your eCommerce store, then you’re leaving money on the table. What You’ll Learn How to run email marketing campaigns that generate 30% of your sales How Chase started […]

362: How To Grow A 7 Figure Dropshipping Business With Pat Haggerty

362: How To Grow A 7 Figure Dropshipping Business With Pat Haggerty

Today I’m thrilled to have Pat Haggerty on the show. Many years ago, Andrew Youderian sold his dropshipping business, Right Channel Radios to Pat. And since the sale, Pat has grown Right Channel Radios significantly. In this episode, Pat teaches us what he did to grow his sales and how he’s improved the business dramatically since Andrew owned it. What You’ll Learn Why Pat purchased Right Channel Radios How Pat turned Right Channel Radios into a 7 figure dropshipping business Pat’s primary strategy for growth Other Resources And Books Right Channel Radios Sponsors Postscript.io – Postscript.io is the SMS marketing […]

360: Idiotic Mistakes We’ve All Made As Ecommerce Entrepreneurs With Kurt Elster

360: The 6 Most Common Mistakes That Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Make With Kurt Elster

Today I have my friend Kurt Elster back on the show. Kurt runs the Unofficial Shopify Podcast which is one of the few e-commerce podcasts that I listen to. In this episode, both Kurt and I discuss the 6 most common mistakes that we’ve all made as ecommerce entrepreneurs. We talk about the stuff that almost everyone gets wrong when first starting out including myself! What You’ll Learn Steve’s list of boneheaded mistakes Kurt’s running list of blunders How to avoid making these same mistakes with your store Other Resources And Books Unofficial Shopify Podcast Sponsors Postscript.io – Postscript.io is […]

356: The Right Way To Setup Your Website Analytics With Chris Mercer

356: How To Not Screw Up Your Analytics With Chris Mercer

Today I have my friend Chris Mercer on the show. Chris is the founder of MeasurementMarketing.io and he specializes in website analytics. Analytics may not sound like the sexiest of topics but most people are doing it wrong. Most people don’t know how to use Google Analytics and most shop owners have no idea what metrics to focus on. In this episode, Chris teaches us the right way to gather and analyze your data for an e-commerce store. What You’ll Learn Chris’s backstory and why he decided to specialize in analytics The right way to setup Google Analytics for your […]

355: 16 Year Old Makes 1K/Month Selling Opossum Products With Erick Strider

355: 16 Year Old Makes 1K/Month Selling Opossum Products With Erick Strider

Today I have an extra special guest on the show, Erick Strider. Erick is not her real name but it’s the name she uses when she sells her products on Etsy. Erick is only 16 years old, yet she has a side hustle that makes her over a thousand dollars a month on Etsy. Erick had no experience running an eCommerce business prior to selling on Etsy and she started with no audience. But she used a very straightforward strategy to make 4 figures per month selling Possum pins on Etsy. What You’ll Learn How Erick started Opossum Rot Studio […]

354: 0 To 1 Million In 6 Months Selling Overlanding Gear With Andrew Youderian

354: 0 To 1 Million In 6 Months Selling Overlanding Gear With Andrew Youderian

Today I have my buddy Andrew Youderian back on the show for the 5th time. Andrew is the founder of the Ecommerce Fuel community and he’s also the brainchild of ECF Capital where he invests in e-commerce companies as well. Andrew just completed a 6-month project where he launched Overlander.com and he grew it to nearly a 1 million dollar run rate within that time frame. Here’s how he did it. What You’ll Learn How Andrew got Overlander.com off its feet How to grow to a million dollar run rate as quickly as possible. The best strategies for scaling quickly […]

352: A Sneak Peek Into How We Automate Our Businesses With Austin Brawner And Steve Chou

352: A Sneak Peek Into How We Automate Our Businesses With Austin Brawner And Steve Chou

In this special episode, Austin Brawner and I interview each other and talk about the different ways that we both automate our businesses. Thanks to computers and automation, Austin and I are able to run extremely lean businesses and we reveal our philosophies and our efficient methods openly in this podcast. Austin runs the E-commerce Influence Podcast which is one of the few podcasts that I actually listen to. He has a wide breadth of business knowledge and he really knows his stuff. What You’ll Learn How Austin and I automate our businesses. 6 things that you can automate in […]

351: How To Use Facebook Groups To Make Millions Selling Keto Products With Jen Garza

351: How To Use Facebook Groups To Make Millions Selling Keto Products With Jen Garza

Today I’m thrilled to have Jennifer Marie Garza on the show. Jen is the founder of LowCarbInspirations.com which is a company that specializes in keto and healthy living. She’s also the author of one of the highest-selling keto cookbooks of all time called “Easy Keto For Busy People”. She runs a gigantic Facebook group with almost 200K members, a Facebook page with almost 700k fans, and another Facebook group with 100k members. Jen is one of the most successful people I know in this space, and in this episode, she’s teaches us her secrets. What You’ll Learn What led Jen […]

350: How To Outsource Inventory Management To A 3PL With Aaron Rubin

350: How To Handle Inventory With A 3PL With Aaron Rubin

Today I’m thrilled to have Aaron Rubin on the show. Aaron is the shipping expert on the Ecommerce Fuel forums. He runs his own 3PL or 3rd Party Logistics firm and warehouse software company called ShipHero. And he built a 7 figure online store at 19 years of age. In this episode, we do a deep dive into Aaron’s experiences with eCommerce along with every question that I could think of related to using 3PL to handle inventory for your shop. What You’ll Learn How Aaron started his first ecommerce business and grew it to 7 million in top line […]

348: How To Design Great Packaging For Your Products With Miriska Harris

348: How To Design Great Packaging For Your Products With Miriska Harris

Today, I’m thrilled to have Miriska Harris on the show. Miriska is the founder of Outlinematic which is a design service catering to e-commerce entrepreneurs. They do box design, packaging, logo designs, you name it and they specialize in e-commerce. In this episode, we’re going to dig deep into e-commerce package design and the right way to do it to maximize conversions. What You’ll Learn How Miriska got into e-commerce and why she started Outlinematic Why packaging is important and the elements of good package design The effects of good packaging on sales How to grow a service based business […]

347: Making 7 Figures Selling Massage Guns With Victor Yang Of Addaday.com

347: Making 7 Figures Selling Massage Guns With My Cousin Vic

Today, I have a very special guest on the show, my cousin Victor. Victor has started many companies in the past, but AddADay.com is the first e-commerce company he’s created that sells massage guns. His products can be found at REI and every Target store nationwide. In this episode, we’re going to talk about how he launched his business. What You’ll Learn How Vic got into e-commerce and how it led to starting AddADay.com Why he decided to sell massage guns How he created his first product How AddADay achieved explosive growth Other Resources And Books Addaday.com Sponsors Postscript.io – […]

346: 36 Million Dollars In 3 Years – The Story Of Brumate With Dylan Jacob

Dylan Jacob

Today, I’m thrilled to have Dylan Jacob on the show. Dylan is the founder of Brumate.com which is a company that sells beer cozies online. And he grew Brumate into a 36 million dollar business in just 3 years. The growth of his company has been ridiculous. In his first full year, he made 2.1 million. The next year, he did 20 million and last year he did 36. In this episode, we’ll discover his strategies for growth.  What You’ll Learn How Dylan got into e-commerce and how it led to starting Brumate.com Why he decided to sell beer cozies […]

343: Jamie Kern Lima On How To Bootstrap A Billion Dollar Company

343: Jamie Kern Lima On How To Bootstrap A Billion Dollar Company

Today, I’m super excited to have Jamie Kern Lima on the show. Jamie is the co-founder of IT Cosmetics and is the first female CEO of a L’Oreal brand in the company’s history. In 2016, Jamie sold IT Cosmetics to L’Oreal for 1.2 billion in cash and has been included on the Forbes list of America’s Richest Self Made Women. Jamie is a true inspiration and today, we’re going to delve deeply into her story of how she did it! What You’ll Learn Why Jamie started IT Cosmetics The nuts and bolts of how to start a makeup company How […]

336: How To Plan For 2021 And A Recap Of The Past Year With Steve Chou

336: How To Plan For 2021 And A Recap Of The Past Year

Today I’m doing a solo episode to recap the year for both of my businesses and what lies ahead for 2021. There are a lot of changes coming for ecommerce especially in the realm of online advertising. This episode covers some of these changes and what to do about it. What You’ll Learn Recap of the past year for BumblebeeLinens.com and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. How Covid-19 affected both of my businesses. How to succeed in ecommerce in 2021. The latest Apple changes that will disrupt the entire world of advertising. Other Resources And Books Bumblebee Linens Sponsors Postscript.io – Postscript.io is the […]

334: How To Market Your Online Store On YouTube With Eric Bandholz

334: How To Market Your Online Store On YouTube With Eric Bandholz

Today I’m really excited to have Eric Bandholz back on the show for the 3rd time. Eric runs Beardbrand.com which is a successful store that sells beard care products online. But what really makes his brand stand out is the content he creates on YouTube. Today, over 40% of his business can be directly attributed to the platform and he’s going to teach us how to start a YouTube channel the right way for an eCommerce store. What You’ll Learn How to start a YouTube channel for an ecommerce store The most important aspect of building YouTube traffic How to […]

333: How Long Does It Take To Make Money With Your Business With Steve Chou

333: How Long It Takes To Make Money With Your Business With Steve Chou

In this episode, I answer one of the top 3 questions that I get asked almost every single week. How long does it take to make money with your business? My answer will probably surprise you:) In addition, I’ll give you a quick update about my store and how COVID-19 affected BumblebeeLinens.com. What You’ll Learn The biggest mistake people make with their expectations A realistic time frame for your business How to make time irrelevant How COVID-19 has affected my business Other Resources And Books Bumblebee Linens Sponsors Postscript.io – Postscript.io is the SMS marketing platform that I personally use […]

331: How To Compete Against Black Hat Amazon Sellers With Mike Jackness

331: Mike Jackness On How To Do Content Marketing For A New Brand

Today, I’m thrilled to have my good buddy Mike Jackness on the show. Mike recently sold one of his ecommerce brands, ColorIt, for a 7-figure sum. But he’s been working hard starting a completely different brand called Tactical.com. It’s a real treat to have Mike on the pod today and in this episode, we are going to discuss the right way to do content marketing for an ecommerce store. What You’ll Learn How to launch a completely new brand from scratch The right way to do content marketing How to get traffic to your store Why you should keep your […]

325: Alex Beller On How To Do SMS Marketing The Right Way

325: Alex Beller On How To Do SMS Marketing The Right Way

Today I’m thrilled to have Alex Beller on the show. Alex is the founder of Postscript.io which is the SMS platform that I’m currently using for my ecommerce store. In just 6 short months, SMS marketing with Postscript has become one of my top 5 revenue drivers! Today, we’re going to talk about the ins and outs of SMS marketing from someone who lives and breathes it. What You’ll Learn How Alex founded Postscript.io and the inspiration behind the company The best way to implement SMS with an ecommerce store that sells physical products How to build an SMS list […]

321: Why Ecommerce In Q4 Is Going To Be A Disaster With Casey Gauss

321: The Upcoming Ecommerce Disaster With Casey Gauss

Today I’m thrilled to have Casey Gauss back on the show. Casey is the founder of Viral Launch and he’s helped tens of thousands of eCommerce entrepreneurs drive billions of dollars in sales. He is an expert in all things Amazon and I’m happy to have him back on the show to talk about what he’s been up to (a lot has changed in the past year alone) and to discuss some high-level trends and strategies in the eCommerce space. What You’ll Learn Casey Gauss’ predictions in the ecommerce space The looming ecommerce disaster for Q4 How to prepare yourself […]

320: Derek Halpern On How To Get 250K Orders In 2 Years With Truvani

320: Derek Halpern On How To Sell 250K Orders In 2 Years With Truvani

Today I’m thrilled to have Derek Halpern on the show. Derek recently started an ecommerce business named Truvani with his business partner Vani Hari selling health foods online with a focus on ingredient transparency. And within 2 years, they managed to generate over 250K orders and a 7 figure business. In this episode, Derek shares how they did it. What You’ll Learn Why Derek decided to give up the digital courses and blogging to go into ecommerce. The rules for selling food products online. The margins for food products. How to market a foods company online. Other Resources And Books […]

318: How To Rank An Ecommerce Store In Search With Jeff Oxford

318: How To Rank An Ecommerce Store In Search With Jeff Oxford

Today I’m thrilled to have Jeff Oxford on the show. Jeff runs an SEO Company called 180marketing.com where he helps ecommerce stores rank their sites in search. He specializes in ecommerce companies, and he is actually the number one recommended SEO on Ecommerce Fuel. In this episode, we will pick his brain on how to rank physical products in Google. What You’ll Learn Jeff’s SEO background What’s working and what’s not in terms of ecommerce SEO How to rank a physical product store in search How to build backlinks Other Resources And Books 180 Marketing Sponsors Postscript.io – Postscript.io is […]

317: A Methodical Way To Advertise On Facebook And Google With Ilana Wechsler

317: A Methodical Way To Advertise On Facebook And Google With Ilana Wechsler

Today I have my good friend Ilana Wechsler back on the show. Ilana owns Green Arrow Digital where she runs pay per click marketing for ecommerce stores. In this episode, you’ll learn a methodical process for advertising online if you are not quite sure where to start. And even if you are an experienced advertiser, the advice from this episode will be useful. What You’ll Learn How to laser focus your ad targeting How to figure out whether your website is the problem How to piece together the paid traffic puzzle Other Resources And Books Green Arrow Digital Sponsors Postscript.io […]

313: How To Tell Your Brand Story And Sell More With Michael Jamin

313: How To Tell Your Brand Story And Sell More With Michael Jamin

Today I have my friend Michael Jamin on the show. Michael specializes in creating brand stories for companies and he used the power of storytelling to grow his ecommerce store, Twirly Girl, into a multi-million dollar girl’s clothing brand. In this episode, you’ll learn how to create an amazing story for your brand to generate sales. What You’ll Learn What it’s like working as a Hollywood screenwriter Why storytelling is important How Michael and his wife grew their business using powerful stories. A step by step guide to creating your brand story. Other Resources And Books Cardboard Rocketships Sponsors Postscript.io […]

309: How My Student Joel Cherrico Makes 6 Figures Selling Pottery Online

309: How My Student Joel Cherrico Makes 6 Figures Selling Pottery Online

Today I’m really happy to have Joel Cherrico on the show. Not only was Joel a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course but he might have been student number 1. Joel is a potter and he hand creates amazing ceramics of which I have several pieces in my living room. As you know, selling art is probably one of the most difficult products to sell online because you have to create a following in order to command premium pricing. In this episode, we delve deeply into his story to discover how he turned his art into a […]

306: How My Student Angela Li Makes 6 Figures Selling Jewelry Without Advertising

306: How My Student Angela Makes 6 Figures Selling Jewelry Without Advertising

Today I’m happy to have Angela Li on the show. Angela is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and she runs a 6 figure business selling jewelry over at AzuraJewelry.com. Jewelry is one of the hardest products to sell online because the internet is flooded with jewelry makers of all kinds. But Angela has managed to create a great jewelry brand. She doesn’t sell on Amazon, and all of her sales are from her own website and Etsy. In today’s episode Angela shares her story and reveals how she generates sales. What You’ll Learn Angela’s motivations […]

305: A Recap Of Sellers Summit 2020 With Toni Anderson

305: A Recap Of Sellers Summit 2020 With Toni Anderson

Toni Anderson and I throw a conference every year called The Sellers Summit. It’s a show about bringing ecommerce entrepreneurs together to learn new strategies on how to sell physical products online. This past year was our 5th year and it was easily the most difficult one yet because of COVID-19. In less than a month, we had to quickly pivot to a virtual event and it ended up being a huge success. In today’s episode, Toni and I give our recap of Seller Summit 2020. What You’ll Learn Key takeaways of Seller Summit 2020 The sessions and speakers of […]

304: Dropshipping – Everything You Need To Know With Steve Chou

304: Dropshipping - Everything You Need To Know With Steve Chou

Most people try to open up a dropshipped store expecting it to be easy, but in reality, there’s a lot more to it than you think. The reason I created this episode is because I’m constantly asked about dropshipping and decided to document my thoughts in audio once and for all. In this episode, you’ll learn the pros and cons of dropshipping, why it’s not as simple and easy as you think, and the best way to succeed with a dropship online store. What You’ll Learn What is dropshipping? The pros and cons of dropshipping How to get started in […]

303: How To Sell Oversized Goods And Manage Your Supply Chain With Liz Mercer

303: How To Manage Your Supply Chain For Oversized Items With Liz Mercer

Today, I’m thrilled to have Elizabeth Mercer on the show. Elizabeth helped start Jungle Scout with her husband Greg but she’s since stepped down to start a 7 figure ecommerce business selling ergonomic furniture over at SleekForm.com. Now in order to sell products that are large and heavy, you must manage your supply chain efficiently which happens to be Elizabeth’s specialty and in this episode, she teaches us the tricks of the trade. What You’ll Learn Why Liz decided to sell furniture The challenges of selling large oversized items How to launch an oversized item on Amazon How selling oversized […]

302: How Restaurants Can Survive During A Pandemic With Hanson Li

302: How Restaurants Can Survive By Moving Online During A Pandemic With Hanson Li

Today I’m thrilled to have my friend Hanson Li on the show. Hanson is an old Stanford classmate of mine and he runs the Salt Partners Group, a development and investment company focused on the food and beverage industry. Hanson owns a bunch of restaurants and as you know, the entire restaurant industry has been hurting big time due to the shelter in place rules. But Hanson has managed to make the best of the situation and in this episode, we discuss the pivots he’s made to make up for the lost revenue. What You’ll Learn How the restaurant business […]

301: How COVID-19 Has Affected Ecommerce Sales With Jake Cohen

301: How The Corona Virus Has Affected Ecommerce Sales With Jake Cohen

Today I’m thrilled to have Jake Cohen back on the show. Jake is the product marketing leader over at Klaviyo and for the past month or so, he has been heading up a special Covid-19 Coronavirus task force to research, gather and synthesize e-commerce data to share with a broader e-commerce community. In this episode, we are going to go over some hard data on how e-commerce stores are faring during this pandemic along with which industries are doing well, which are not, and how to improve your sales. We also make some predictions on the future of e-commerce. What […]

298: How My Student Sally Makes 6 Figures Selling Cross Stitch Supplies Online

298: How My Student Sally Makes 6 Figures Selling Cross Stitch Supplies Online

Today I’m really happy to have Sally Wilson on the show. Sally is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course, she resides in the UK and she sells cross stitch supplies over at CaterpillarCrossstitch.com. Sally has been a joy to have in the class and in this episode, she tells us her story and reveals how she has managed to generate all of her sales. What You’ll Learn How Sally got started with crossstitching Sally’s motivations for starting her business How Sally validated her niche before she began How Sally generates sales How Sally built an audience. […]

297: The Financial Repercussions Of Corona Virus On Our Businesses

297: The Financial Repercussions Of Corona Virus On Our Businesses

Today, we’re doing a special episode because I’m in lock down at home with my entire family and I’ve got nothing else on my schedule for today. And my partner in crime Toni Anderson also happened to have today free, so I decided to bring her on the show today to talk about how Corona virus has affected our businesses. We’ll also discuss what we believe is the right way versus the wrong way to handle your business in a financial crisis. What You’ll Learn What to do when you’re dealt a bad hand How to turn lemons into lemonade […]

296: 6 Ways To Become A Millionaire In The Next 5 Years With Steve Chou

296: 6 Ways To Become A Millionaire In The Next 5 Years With Steve Chou

If you are living paycheck to paycheck or saddled with debt, you probably think it’s impossible to become a millionaire unless you win the lottery or inherit a large sum of money. And it’s true. If you continue down your current path of spending all the money you earn or working at a dead end job, you’ll never ever become a millionaire. But if you formulate a plan, start now, and develop the right habits, you can easily learn how to become a millionaire within the next decade (or sooner depending on the path you choose to take. In this […]

291: Subtle Conversion Killers You Aren’t Accounting For With Luke Carthy

291: Subtle Conversion Killers You Aren't Accounting For With Luke Carthy

Today I’m happy to have Luke Carthy on the show. Luke is an ecommerce growth consultant specializing in strategy, search & conversion. He’s been helping ecommerce brands grow for over 12+ years and he’s spoken at a variety of events including the last Mozcon in 2019. Today, we’re going to discuss his strategies for growing an ecommerce brand. What You’ll Learn Luke’s background and how he got into ecommerce What are some typical mistakes shop owners make? What’s the first thing entrepreneurs neglect with their stores Best practices for conversion How to improve sales for your business Other Resources And […]

290: How Chubbies Makes 8 Figures With Email Marketing Featuring Erich Hellstrom

290: How Chubbies Makes 8 Figures With Email Marketing Featuring Erich Hellstrom

I’m really happy to have Erich Hellstrom on the show. Erich is a digital marketing strategist for Chubbies, a men’s short shorts brand with a huge cult following. Erich is in charge of crafting the copy for Chubbies social, email, product and events. And even though Chubbies clothing isn’t really my style, I’m on their email list because it is hilarious and they do a fantastic job building a loyal brand. In today’s episode, we’re going to dissect their email marketing strategy and learn how to apply these techniques to our own ecommerce businesses. What You’ll Learn Why is Chubbies […]

289: Nate Lipton On How To Sell Cannabis CBD Products Online

298: Nate Lipton On How To Sell Cannabis CBD Products Online

Today I’m thrilled to have Nate Lipton on the show because he runs numerous ecommerce businesses in the cannabis space. For example, GrowersHouse.com is an 8 figure ecommerce store selling growing supplies and he recently launched a line of CBD products over at TruPotency.com In any case, I have many students and readers who have been asking me questions on how to break into this space so we’re going to have Nate answer these questions directly. What You’ll Learn How did Nate get into the cannibis space and his backstory How Nate sources products for GrowersHouse.com The challenges of selling […]

288: This One Thing Is Killing Your Profits With Kevin Stecko

288: This One Thing Is Probably Killing Your Profits With Kevin Stecko

Today I’m thrilled to have Kevin Stecko back on the show. Kevin runs an awesome site called 80stees.com where he sells t-shirts from the 80s. Kevin’s t-shirt business was already super competitive but in the past several years, it’s gotten even more intense. As a result, he made some fundamental changes to his business strategy and it’s paid off in droves, both in terms of profit and lifestyle. In this episode, Kevin will fill us in on what he’s done and the biggest mistake most shop owners are making. What You’ll Learn Why Kevin decided to raise prices dramatically The […]

285: Linda Bustos On The Latest Trends In Ecommerce

285: Linda Bustos On The Latest Trends In Ecommerce

Today I have an extra special guest on the show, Linda Bustos. When I first got started in ecommerce way back in 2007, Linda’s articles were what got me through the dark periods of my business. She runs the Get Elastic Ecommerce blog which is recognized as one of the top 15 entrepreneur blogs worth reading and a top-50 spot on the AdAge Power 150. She has an incredible breadth of knowledge in ecommerce and I’m excited to have her! What You’ll Learn The primary source of growth for her clients in the past year The latest ecommerce trends. What’s […]

284: The Story Behind The SwitchPod With Pat Flynn And Caleb Wojcik

284: The Story Behind The SwitchPod With Pat Flynn And Caleb Wojcik

Today, I’m really happy to have my friends Pat Flynn and Caleb Wojcik on the show. The reason why I’m having both of these 2 on today is to talk about their incredibly awesome invention, the Switchpod. In fact, I have one on my desk right now and it’s the main handheld tripod that I use for all of my videos. In today’s episode, we’re going to break down every aspect of their invention from how they got the idea, how they manufactured it and how they managed to exceed their Kickstarter campaign in just a day. What You’ll Learn […]

283: How To Segment Your Email List The Right Way With Alexandra Edelstein

283: How To Segment Your Email List The Right Way With Alexandra Edelstein

Today, I’m thrilled to have Alexandra Edelstein on the show. Alexandra is a senior product manager at Klaviyo and she was also a speaker at my annual ecommerce conference The Sellers Summit. At Klaviyo, she’s known as the resident expert when it comes to email list segmentation. So today we’re going to talk about the right way to segment your email list to maximize revenue for your ecommerce store. What You’ll Learn Why blasting your entire list is bad Basic ways to segment your list How to maximize repeat purchases The main parameters used for segmentation Other Resources And Books […]

279: Ezra Firestone On Overcoming Adversity And How To Stay Sane Running Your Business

279: Ezra Firestone On Overcoming Adversity At Boom And How To Stay Sane Running Your Business

Today, I’m thrilled to have my buddy Ezra Firestone back on the show. Ezra runs a number of 7 and 8 figure e-commerce stores, a Shopify SaaS company called Zipify and an e-commerce education company over at SmartMarketer. Ezra also recently spoke at my conference over at SellerSummit.com about Facebook Chatbots and as expected, his talk was very well received. Today, Ezra and I are going to discuss the challenges he has faced this past year with Boom and how he overcame them. What You’ll Learn What recently happened at Boom that caused Ezra a lot of stress How to […]

278: Pat Flynn On How To Create Superfans For Your Ecommerce Brand

278: Pat Flynn On How To Create Superfans For Your Brand

Today I have my buddy Pat Flynn back on the show. And this particular interview is special to me because it’s about a topic that I’ve been personally working on in the past year and it’s one of the reasons why I’m opening my life up more on Instagram. If you aren’t following me yet on IG, I can be found at @mywifequit In this episode, we’ll talk about how to apply some of the concepts of Pat’s new book in helping you build superfans for your physical products business. What You’ll Learn What is a super fan? The key […]

277: An Interview With MMA Bobblehead Founder Dave Manley

277: An Interview With MMA Bobblehead Founder Dave Manley

Today I’m thrilled to have Dave Manley on the show. Dave was a finalist for the 5 Minute Pitch, my Shark Tank like show with Mike Jackness, Greg Mercer and Scott Voelker where we gave away 50,000 in cold hard cash. Dave runs MMA Bobblehead which is an ecommerce business selling bobbleheads of UFC fighters. Dave was one of my favorite contestants on the 5 Minute Pitch and I wanted to a deep dive into his story today and how he makes sales. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn Dave’s motivations for starting his business How Dave validated his niche The bold […]

276: How To Get Roasted On Your Own Podcast At Klaviyo Boston Day 2

276: I Got Roasted On My Own Podcast At Klaviyo Boston Day 2

I have an all star ecommerce cast for today’s episode. I’m with my partner Toni Anderson, Kurt Elster of the Unofficial Shopify Podcast, Andrew Youderian of Ecommerce Fuel and Padriac Ryan. And we’re reporting live at day 2 of the Klaviyo conference in Boston. In this episode, we share our key takeaways from Klaviyo Boston Day 2 and I get roasted on my own podcast. What You’ll Learn Why you shouldn’t go to the restroom prior to recording a podcast with friends you can’t trust Key takeaways from Klaviyo con day 2 How Chubbies sends emails New email features that […]

273: How Nuun Life Grew To An 8 Figure Business With CEO Kevin Rutherford

273: How Nuun Life Grew To An 8 Figure Business With CEO Kevin Rutherford

Today I’m thrilled to have Kevin Rutherford on the show. Kevin is the CEO of Nuun life, a company that sells hydration tablets that turn water into a Gatorade like drink with very few carbs. Nuun is a product that I personally use every single day to stay hydrated and feel productive. And today, we’ll learn how Kevin has grown Nuun into a behemoth of a company. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn How Nuun got started How Nuun grew to an 8 figure company What were the primary strategies to grow the business How does Nuun generate its sales […]

272: How To Get Free Press To Sell Your Products With Dawn LaFontaine

272: How To Get Free Press To Sell Your Products With Dawn LaFontaine

Today I’m thrilled to have Dawn LaFontaine on the show. Dawn was a finalist on the 5 Minute Pitch, my Shark Tank like show with Mike Jackness, Greg Mercer and Scott Voelker where we gave away 50,000 in cold hard cash. Dawn runs an ecommerce business selling card board boxes for cats. Her products have been featured in Parade, Product Hunt and the Boston Globe. And in this interview, we’re going to talk about Dawn’s triumphs and obstacles in launching her business. What You’ll Learn Dawn’s motivations for starting her business How Dawn validated her niche before she began How […]

270: How To Build A Facebook Messenger Bot That Sells With Natasha Takahashi

270: How To Build A Facebook Messenger Bot That Sells With Natasha Takahashi

Today I’m thrilled to have Natasha Takahashi on the show. Natasha is someone who I met at Social Media Marketing World and she’s an expert when it comes to Facebook Chatbots. She is the chief marketing officer and founder of the School Of Bots and she’s spoken at many industry events like Social Media Marketing World and Traffic & Conversions. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the best way to implement a chat bot on an ecommerce store that sells physical products. What You’ll Learn The best way to get new messenger subscribers Some of the best chatbot […]

269: How My Student Makes 90K/Month Selling Party Supplies With Amanda Wittenborn

269: How To Make 60K/Month Selling Party Supplies With Amanda Wittenborn

Today I’m really happy to have Amanda Wittenborn on the show. Not only is Amanda a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course but she was also a finalist in the 5 Minute Pitch, my Shark Tank like show, where she competed to win $50,000. Amanda started AmandaCreation.com where she makes over 90K/month(updated) selling children’s party supplies online. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the triumphs and the struggles of entrepreneurship and how Amanda got started with her business. What You’ll Learn What were Amanda’s motivations for starting her business How Amanda validated her niche before […]

266: How To Invent A Product From Scratch And Sell Over 300K Units With Kim Meckwood

266: How To Invent A Product From Scratch And Sell Over 300K Units With Kim Meckwood

Today I’m thrilled to have Kim Meckwood on the show. Kim was the winner of the 5 Minute Pitch, my Shark Tank like show with Mike Jackness, Greg Mercer and Scott Voelker where we gave away 50,000 in cold hard cash. Kim invented an ingenious product called Click And Carry that has sold over 300K units. Click And Carry is a tool that allows you to comfortably carry a bunch of bags all at once and sling them over your shoulder. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the triumphs and the struggles of entrepreneurship and how Kim got […]

258: A Recap Of Sellers Summit 2019 With Toni Anderson

258: A Recap Of Sellers Summit 2019 With Toni Anderson

We’re doing a special episode today. Sellers Summit 2019 just ended so I brought my partner Toni Anderson on the show to do a recap of the event. The Sellers Summit is a conference that we throw every year. This is our 4th time and the show is all about bringing ecommerce entrepreneurs together and learning new strategies on how to sell physical products. Today we’re going to talk about what worked, what didn’t and some key takeaways. What You’ll Learn The theme for this year’s event What we did differently this time How we improved the conference in 2019 […]

257: The Right Way To Outsource Your Business With Nathan Hirsch

257: The Right Way To Outsource Your Business With Nathan Hirsch

Today, I’m really happy to have Nathan Hirsch on the show. Nathan is the founder and CEO of FreeeUp, a platform that connects businesses to freelancers and virtual assistants that specialize in ecommerce and digital marketing. In his prior life, he bootstrapped 2 multi-million dollar businesses and at one point he was managing over a half a million products selling on Amazon with over 1000 suppliers. In this episode, you’ll learn the best way to scale your ecommerce business and how to outsource. What You’ll Learn How to manage your products and suppliers The best tasks to outsource The most […]

255: How To Make 6 Figures Selling Clothing For Moms With My Student Tsippi Gross

255: How My Student Makes 6 Figures Selling Clothing For Moms With Tsippi Gross

Today I’m really happy to have Tsippi Gross on the show. Tsippi is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and I distinctly remember her first sale when she sold 12 dresses just by showing off her samples! Today, Tsippi runs a 6 figure business at HavahTribe.com where she sells trendy apparel for breastfeeding Moms without using Amazon at all. In this episode, Tsippi and I discuss the triumphs and the struggles of entrepreneurship. Want To Learn How To Start A 6 Figure Ecommerce Store? Did you enjoy listening to Teri’s story? If you would like to […]

252: How To Create A 9 Figure Ecommerce Business With Dustin Robertson Of Drip

252: How To Create A 9 Figure Ecommerce Business With Dustin Robertson Of Drip

I’m really happy to have Dustin Robertson on the show. Dustin is the CMO of Drip but in a prior life, he executed the digital marketing strategy for BackCountry.com and helped grow it to over 350 million dollars in revenue. Not only is he an ecommerce expert but he also serves as an advisor for Armada Skis, Vegas.com and other popular brands. In today’s episode we will talk about what it takes to win in the age on Amazon. What You’ll Learn The largest contributor to BackCountry.com’s growth The best way to build an email list for an ecommerce store […]

249: How To Manage Cashflow Issues With Your Ecommerce Business With Victoria Sullivan Of Payability

249: How To Manage Cashflow Issues With Your Ecommerce Business With Victoria Sullivan Of Payability

Every physical products business requires capital in order to grow. And cash flow can often be a problem because you need to invest a large amount of cash upfront to pay for inventory. In today’s episode, Victoria and I are going to discuss different methods of raising money along with the pros and cons of each. Victoria Sullivan is a marketing manager over at Payability and she’s an expert when it comes to raising funds for your ecommerce business. What You’ll Learn Why financing is so important for an ecommerce business Why it’s hard to get a loan from a […]

247: How To Automate Your Amazon Wholesale Business With Trent Dyrsmid

247: How To Automate Your Amazon Wholesale Business With Trent Dyrsmid

Today I’m thrilled to have Trent Dyrsmid on the show. Trent is a serial entrepreneur, husband, and father who owns 3 companies, an Amazon ecommerce business, an SOP software company called Flowster and BrightIdeas.co which is a popular podcast and entrepreneurship publication. Together, these companies generate millions per year in revenue. I invited him on the show today because we share the common goal of maximizing income without negatively impacting family life. He is a master of systematizing businesses and we’re going to learn his business secrets. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn How Trent became an entrepreneur How selling […]

246: Everything You Need To Know About Sales Tax With Martina Chavez Of Avalara

246: Everything You Need To Know About Sales Tax With Martina Chavez Of Avalara

Martina Chavez is an expert in sales tax compliance over at Avalara and I invited her on the show today to clear the air in regards to everything that is happening with Amazon and nexus when it comes to paying sales tax. Ever since the decision of the supreme court case Wayfair vs South Dakota was handed down, states may now charge tax on purchases made from out of state sellers even if the seller doesn’t have a physical presence in the taxing state. This has enormous implications to ecommerce. What You’ll Learn Martina’s sales tax background Do you have […]

245: A Student’s Candid Journey Selling On Amazon And How To Email Jeff Bezos

245: A Student's Candid Journey Selling On Amazon And How To Email Jeff Bezos

Today I have a special guest on the show, Maria. Maria is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course who is making 6 figures with her business and last week, I invited her to come talk to the other members of the class about her experiences starting her ecommerce business. But instead of celebrating her success as an entrepreneur, I asked her to provide a candid account of her experiences including all of her struggles, her triumphs and how she overcame various obstacles on her journey. This is a very raw episode and in fact, my chat […]

242: How Allen Walton Created A 7 Figure Store Selling Spy Equipment

242: How Allen Walton Created A 7 Figure Store Selling Spy Equipment Online

Today, I’m thrilled to have Allen Walton on the show. Now Allen is someone who I met at Ecommerce Fuel Live a long time ago but we didn’t really get to know each other until we hung out at Billy Murphy’s Mancation earlier this year. Anyway, Allen runs SpyGuy.com which is an ecommerce store that sells spy equipment online. His store has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Fast Company and he was recently featured on the Tim Ferriss podcast as well. What’s cool is that he bootstrapped his company from the ground up and turned it into a solid […]

236: The Fastest Way To Make 5K/Month From Scratch With Greg Mercer, Mike Jackness And Scott Voelker

236: The Fastest Way To Make 5K/Month From Scratch With Greg Mercer, Mike Jackness And Scott Voelker

Today I’ve got my buddies Greg Mercer, Scott Voelker and Mike Jackness back on the show. If you listened to last week’s episode, we were all together in San Diego to film the 5 Minute Pitch and while we were together, we recorded a couple of podcasts. Anyway, today we’re going to collectively answer a question that I get asked all the time. If we were to start all over again, what would be our fastest way to make $5000/month. You’ll be surprised at some of the answers. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How to make $5K/month with only $5k in […]

235: How To Succeed In Ecommerce Today With Greg Mercer, Mike Jackness And Scott Voelker

234: What It Takes To Succeed In Ecommerce Today With Greg Mercer, Mike Jackness And Scott Voelker

I just got back from San Diego, California where I spent 3 straight, grueling days filming The 5 Minute Pitch, our new Shark Tank like show, with Mike Jackness, Greg Mercer, Scott Voelker and a variety of awesome guest judges to be announced later. Anyway, the four of us recorded this podcast on the very last day of filming to reflect upon the 32 companies that just pitched to us. And we discuss what it takes to succeed in ecommerce today. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn What is takes to succeed in ecommerce today Should you double down on what’s working […]

234: Max And Neo – How To Grow A 7 Figure Pet Supply Store By Giving Back With Kenric Hwang

234: How To Grow A 7 Figure Pet Supply Store By Giving Back With Kenric Hwang

Today I’m really excited to have Kenric Hwang on the show. Kenric is someone who I’ve known for a very long time we both got started in ecommerce at around the same time. Many years ago, he started a successful outdoor products company, sold it and then started another company called Max & Neo which sells dog collars and accessories online. Now Max & Neo is no ordinary dog collar company and Kenric has managed to get tons of attention on social media and the press because of one key value proposition. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn Why Kenric sold his […]

233: Advanced Strategies To Recover Abandoned Carts With Ben Jabbawy

233: Advanced Strategies To Recover Abandoned Carts With Ben Jabbawy

Today I’m excited to have Ben Jabbawy on the show. Ben is the founder of Privy and we randomly met at the Shopify Unite conference several years ago. At the time, I had no idea who this guy was and what he did. And likewise, I’m sure he’d never heard of the number 1 hankie vendor on the Internet. But we kept in touch and today, I’m a loyal user of Privy and he’s been a great email marketing resource for me. In this episode, we’re going to do a deep dive into shopping cart abandonment. What You’ll Learn Ben’s […]

231: How My Student Teri Miyahira Makes 6 Figures Selling Vegan Makeup Online

231: How My Student Teri Makes 6 Figures Selling Vegan Makeup Online

Teri Miyahira is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course and I’m really happy to have her on the show today. Teri runs ShopTeriMiyahiraBeauty.com where she sells vegan, cruelty free makeup online. And what’s cool is that Teri sells a subscription box which means that she gets recurring revenue every single month without having to lift a finger. What’s also cool is that her company is 100% bootstrapped and does not use paid advertising either. How has she accomplished this? By creating a rabid fan base. And today we’re going to dig deep and find out how […]

229: The Trump Trade Tariffs – Everything You Need To Know With Nathan Resnick

229: An Expert's Opinion On The Trump Tariffs With Nathan Resnick

Today I’m really excited to have Nathan Resnick back on the show. If you don’t remember Nathan, he is the founder of Sourcify which is a company that helps you find manufacturers to produce your products. Anyway, Nathan has been on television multiple times in the past month to talk about the Trump tariffs and since he’s an expert on the topic, I thought I’d have him on to discuss his thoughts. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn The current state of the tariffs and which products they affect What impact the tariffs have on large businesses vs small businesses How to […]

228: Improving Email Deliverability And Powerful New Klaviyo Features With Jake Cohen

Improving Email Deliverability And Powerful New Klaviyo Features With Jake Cohen

Recently, I attended Klaviyo’s first ever email marketing conference in Boston and while I was there, I recorded a bunch of podcasts. Today’s episode is with Jake Cohen who is the director product at Klaviyo and an expert on email deliverability. In this episode, we discuss some of the awesome features Klaviyo just released but the best part are the nuggets that Jake provides on how to improve your email deliverability. These are strategies that I was not aware of and I’m definitely going to change things up. What You’ll Learn Klaviyo’s new feature that will allow you to track […]

227: Email Marketing Takeaways From Klaviyo Con With Austin Brawner And Toni Anderson

227: Email Marketing Takeaways From Klaviyo Con With Austin Brawner And Toni Anderson

A few weeks ago, I attended Klaviyo’s first ever email marketing conference and it was an amazing event. In this episode I go over some of my key takeaways from day 1 along with Toni Anderson and Austin Brawner of Ecommerce Influence. What You’ll Learn How to create optin forms to attract higher LTV customers Is giving away coupon codes for an email a good idea any more? Some overall statistics for email optin rates Creative ways to gather email addresses How to improve open rates and click through rates How to improve email conversion rates Do text based emails […]

226: How To Design A Product From Scratch And Fully Fund A Kickstarter In 18 Hours With Shirley Tan

226: How To Design A Product From Scratch And Fully Fund A Kickstarter In 18 Hours With Shirley Tan

Today I’m thrilled to have a very special guest on the show, Shirley Tan. Shirley is someone who I met at the Traffic and Conversions Summit. I actually don’t remember exactly how we met but we hit it off immediately because a long time ago, she founded American Bridal which was a company I competed against when I first got started in ecommerce. Anyway, Shirley sold American Bridal long ago but she’s back with a completely brand new product called The Posture Keeper. Recently, she launched a kickstarter campaign that was completely funded in 18 hours. So today, we’re going […]

225: Dropshipping, Negotiation And Emotional Decisions With Andrew Youderian

Fireside Chat With Andrew Youderian On Dropshipping, Negotiation And Emotional Decisions

Recently, Andrew Youderian and I took an epic 5 day camping trip in the wilderness of Montana. There was very little internet so we decided to record a few podcasts along the way. This episode is part 3 of a 3 part series where we discuss the other side of entrepreneurship. Today’s topics include the state of dropshipping, the art of negotiation and how emotions affect our decision making. What You’ll Learn Andrew’s views on dropshipping as a long term business model The art of negotiation and how to hedge your bets How emotions often cloud our logical decision making […]

223: How To Scale An Ecommerce Business to 8 Figures In Just 2 Years With Kevin Chen

How To Scale An Ecommerce Business to 8 Figures In Just 2 Years With Kevin Chen

Today I’m thrilled to have Kevin Chen on the show. Kevin is someone who I randomly bumped into at Traffic and Conversions and I’m lucky to have met him. He runs Freedom Laser Therapy which is a company that sells a laser hair growth system to treat hair loss. Not only is the product cool but what’s even more cool is how he has successfully scaled to a 8 figure business in just 2 years. In this episode, we’re going to talk about his exact strategies. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How Kevin manufactures his hair loss products The challenges of […]

217: The Future Of Ecommerce With Scott Voelker, Greg Mercer, Mike Jackness And Steve Chou

217: The Future Of Ecommerce With Scott Voelker, Greg Mercer, Mike Jackness, Steve Chou And Toni Anderson

In this episode, Scott Voelker of The Amazing Seller, Greg Mercer of Jungle Scout, Mike Jackness of EcomCrew and I get together to discuss the future of ecommerce. I’m also happy to announce that the 4 of us have decided to launch a brand new show together called The 5 Minute Pitch. Basically, it’s a Shark Tank like show where we’ll be giving away $50,000 dollars to 1 lucky business. Click Here To Sign Up For The Chance To Win $50,000 What You’ll Learn Should you start your own store or sell on Amazon first? How to compete with Chinese […]

214: The Right Way To Run Facebook Ads For Physical Products With Andrew Foxwell

214: How To Run Facebook Ads To Sell Physical Products In 2018 With Andrew Foxwell

Today I’m happy to have Andrew Foxwell on the show. Andrew is someone I met through Austin Brawner who I had back in episode 165. Both Andrew and Austin run Brand Growth Experts which is a company that runs live workshops to help grow your business. Andrew is also the cohost of the Ecommerce Influence podcast of which I was a guest on long ago and he and his wife Gracie have helped over 250 businesses manage over 10 million in Facebook ad spend. In short, Andrew is a Facebook and Instagram ads expert and we’re going to pick his brain […]

213: A Tour Of My New Business Venture GoBrandWin With Toni Anderson

A Tour Of My New Business Venture GoBrandWin With Toni Anderson

As all of you know, I quit my full time job as an engineering director 2 years ago. And with 40 extra hours per week of free time on my hands, I’ve been searching for a long time for another project to pursue that would keep me happy. In this episode, I’m going to formally announce my new business with my partner Toni Anderson! Click Here To Add Your Brand To Our Next Sweepstakes What You’ll Learn Why giveaways are a great way to grow your email list How our new service works Why it’s free:) Other Resources And Books […]

212: Key Takeaways From Sellers Summit 2018 With Steve Chou & Toni Anderson

Key Takeaways From Sellers Summit 2018 With Steve Chou & Toni Anderson

In this episode, I brought Toni Anderson back on the podcast to do a recap of Sellers Summit 2018. The Sellers Summit is a conference that Toni and I throw every year. This is our 3rd straight year and it’s all about bringing ecommerce entrepreneurs together and learning new strategies on how to sell physical products online. Today, we’re going to do a recap on what worked, what didn’t and some key takeaways from the sessions. Right virtual passes for Sellers Summit 2018 are available for sale until July 1, 2018. And as an added bonus, I also invited Scott […]

209: How To Make Sure Your Product Will Sell Before You Launch With Kevin Williams

209: How To Make Sure Your Product Will Sell Before You Launch With Kevin Williams

Today I’m really excited to have Kevin Williams on the show. Kevin is someone who I met at the Ecommerce Fuel live conference. He was actually one of the keynotes there and I really enjoyed his presentation. Kevin runs the site BrushHero.com where he sells a power cleaning brush that hooks up to your hose and spins with a lot of torque to clean up hard to clean objects like wheels, bikes, boats and more. He was also recently on the hit show Shark Tank. Anyway, the reason why I brought Kevin on the show is to talk about his […]

208: The State Of Small Business Ecommerce And How To Create A Thriving Community With Andrew Youderian

The State Of Small Business Ecommerce And How To Create A Thriving Community With Andrew Youderian

Today I am honored to have Andrew Youderian with me on the podcast. Andrew has the distinct honor of being the very first guest on my podcast ever in episode number 2. Back when this podcast had 0 listeners, he took a risk to come on and I really appreciate it. Andrew has created and sold 2 dropshipped ecommerce businesses. He is a well known figure in the ecommerce world through his blog and podcast at EcommerceFuel.com And he runs the best small business ecommerce community that I’ve come across that specifically caters to 6,7 and 8 figure businesses. Anyway, […]

204: The Best Way To Launch A Successful Product On Amazon Today With Casey Gauss

The Best Way To Launch A Successful Product On Amazon Today With Casey Gauss

Today I’m thrilled to have Casey Gauss on the show. Casey is the founder of Viral Launch which is both a software company and an Amazon product launch service. They have two main software tools called market intelligence and product discovery which help you find profitable products to sell on Amazon and their launch service has catapulted many clients onto the front page of Amazon search. Casey is also going to be one of the speakers at my conference the Sellers Summit in May. Anyway, Casey is an expert when it comes to finding and launching successful products on Amazon and […]

202: The State Of Online And Retail Arbitrage On Amazon With Nate McCallister

The State Of Online And Retail Arbitrage On Amazon With Nate McCallister

Today I’m thrilled to have Nate McCallister on the show.  Nate is someone who I met at the Import Summit several years ago and he runs a bunch of sites and services related to Amazon. First off, he’s an Amazon FBA seller himself, a service provider, a software company and also a consultant for other sellers. He also runs the popular site EntreResource.com. But the main reason I wanted Nate on the show is to talk about the current state of retail and online arbitrage. As an online arbitrager himself, he’s been involved with the software tool Tactical Arbitrage and […]

197: A Better Way To Launch Products On Amazon With Scott Voelker

197: A Better Way To Launch Products On Amazon With Scott Voelker

Today I’m happy to have Scott Voelker of The Amazing Seller back on the show. Last time I had him on was back in episode 89. And since then, we’ve become good friends, hung out at multiple conferences together including Fincon where we were both on a panel together. Anyway because it’s been so long, I invited Scott back to talk about some of his updated Amazon strategies and to see what he’s been up to. Enjoy the episode! What You’ll Learn Scott’s new criteria for selecting a product to sell His new process for finding profitable niches How to […]

196: How Ian Schoen Built And Sold His Design Firm And Started The Tropical MBA

How Ian Schoen Built And Sold His Design Firm And Started The Tropical MBA

Today I’m thrilled to have Ian Schoen on the show. Ian runs the popular blog and podcast, the Tropical MBA, and he’s one of the guys behind Dynamite Circle, a private community for location-independent entrepreneurs. A while back, he also built Two Tree International, a global design and manufacturing firm to 4 million in revenue before he sold it for 7 figures in 2015. Ian has a wealth of experience when it comes to ecommerce and entrepreneurship and there’s a lot to talk about today. What You’ll Learn How Ian came up with the idea to sell valet boxes How he […]

195: The Software Tools I Use To Run My 7 Figure Online Store With Steve Chou

195: The Tools I Use To Run My 7 Figure Online Store With Steve Chou

Everyday, I get between 100-400 emails and a bunch of the questions I receive are about which tools I use to run my 7 figure ecommerce store. So today, I’m going to go over every single piece of software I’m currently using to run Bumblebee Linens. In addition, I’ll talk about the pros and cons between the different options. What You’ll Learn Which tools I use for hosting Which tools I use for marketing Which tools I use for shipping Which tools I use for product research Which tools I use for Amazon Other Resources And Books Storm On Demand […]

194: Copywriting Strategies To Increase Ecommerce Sales With Karon Thackston

194: Copywriting Strategies To Increase Ecommerce Sales With Karon Thackston

Today I’m happy to have Karon Thackston back on the show. If you don’t remember Karon, I had her on episode 74 where we talked about how to optimize an Amazon listing for maximum sales. She’s been helping ecommerce clients get both higher rankings in search and higher conversion rates with the power of copy for the last 25 years. She’s the author of 10 books and she runs the popular site MarketingWords.com which I recommend that you check out.   Anyway, last time we focused on tactics for optimizing Amazon listings. Today, we’re going to talk about copywriting strategies to […]

191: How Our Ecommerce Store Performed In 2017 With Steve Chou

191: Everything We Did To Grow Our Ecommerce Store In 2017 With Steve Chou

My wife just closed the books for 2017 so today I’m going to breakdown the numbers this past year for my ecommerce store Bumblebee Linens. It’s been quite a tumultuous year with all the traveling, the injuries and our kids activities but we still made it out with another double digit growth year. Listen to the episode to learn how we grew our business in 2017! What You’ll Learn The highlights and lowlights for the year How stalking customers can benefit your business How we replaced half an employee with software All of the usability changes we made to the […]

189: How My Student Chelsea Makes 6 Figures Selling Hot Cold Therapy Products Online

How My Student Chelsea Makes 6 Figures Selling Hot Cold Therapy Products Online

Today I’m really happy to have Chelsea Frank on the show. Chelsea is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. She joined over a year ago and she’s been doing really well with her business LifeAndLimbGel.com. Chelsea sells hot and cold therapy products on both her online store and Amazon. But these are no ordinary hot/cold packs. They are designed to contour to your body for a perfect fit. In fact, Chelsea sent me a sample long ago when I hurt my knee and the quality of her product instantly resonated with me. Anyway, today we’re going […]

188: How To Run A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business As A Digital Nomad With Greg Mercer

How To Run A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business As A Digital Nomad With Greg Mercer

Today I’m happy to have Greg Mercer back on the show for the second time. If you’ve never heard of Greg, he’s the founder and owner of JungleScout. In addition, Greg makes a killing selling on Amazon. Last time I interviewed him, he was doing 400K per month. Who knows how much he makes now? Anyway, I’ve known the guy for quite a while now and he’s spoken at my conference, Sellers Summit, multiple times. One thing that always intrigues me about Greg is that he truly lives a nomadic lifestyle. Every time I chat with the guy, he’s in […]

186: Brad Moss – How To Maximize Your Amazon Sales From The Former Head Of Seller Central

How To Maximize Your Amazon Sales With Former Head Of Seller Central Brad Moss

Today I’m happy to have Brad Moss on the show. Brad recently spoke at my conference, The Sellers Summit, this past year, and his presentation was very well received by the attendees. He’s the former head of Seller Central at Amazon and he has intimate knowledge of how Amazon works from the inside. And today, he’s the founder of ProductLabs.net where he helps Amazon sellers blow up their businesses. Anyway, Brad is an awesome guy and he’s got some crazy Amazon stories to tell as well. Enjoy the episode! What You’ll Learn What it’s like to work at Amazon and what […]

184: How My Student Ron Makes 7 Figures Selling Childrens Wall Decals Online

How My Student Ron Makes 7 Figures Selling Childrens Wall Decals Online

Today I’m really happy to have Ron Eiger on the show. Ron is probably one of my oldest students in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. I launched the class in 2011 to very small group and I believe Ron joined in 2012 after I released it to the public. Now what’s cool is that Ron and I have kept in touch over the years and he’s been doing awesome. He runs the store SunnyDecals.com where he sells children’s wall decals. In addition, he also private labels various products on Amazon. All told he’s on track to do 7 […]

182: How To Make Millions Selling Clothing Online Using Facebook Live With Tiffany Ivanofsky

How To Make Millions Selling Clothing Online Using Facebook Live With Tiffany Ivanofsky

Today I’m really happy to have Tiffany Ivanofsky on the show. Tiffany is someone who I was introduced to by Toni Anderson and she is making millions of dollars selling LuLaRoe clothing. But here’s the kicker. She sells all of her inventory using Facebook Live. In fact, I’ve watched her and her husband Paul live and the way they sell is mesmerizing. Anyway, today we are going to break down how they manage to sell so many pieces of clothing live on Facebook and learn about their strategies. What You’ll Learn How selling LuLaRoe products work. How Tiffany came up […]

181: How Dave Munson Started Saddleback Leather By Leveraging The Power Of Storytelling

How Dave Munson Started Saddleback Leather Using The Power Of Storytelling

Today I’m thrilled to have Dave Munson on the show. Dave is the founder of Saddleback Leather which is a company that sells indestructible leather bags. I’m actually quite familiar with the Saddleback Leather story. In fact, I even used his company as a case study in my create a profitable online store course on how to create a great unique value proposition for your products. Even though Dave’s company sells leather bags which is a commodity product that is highly competitive, Dave has created an incredibly profitable business selling bags by standing out in a competitive niche. What You’ll […]

177: How To Successfully Sell Food Products Online With Justin Mares Of Kettle And Fire

How To Successfully Sell Food Products Online With Justin Mares Of Kettle And Fire

Today, I’m thrilled to have Justin Mares on the show. He is the founder of KettleAndFire.com, a company that sells America’s first and only USDA grass-fed bone broth. I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately from readers asking for more food based business owners on the podcast. And Justin will walk us through the process of selling food online. What You’ll Learn Why Justin decided to sell bone broth. How he evaluated his product for profitability. Kettle and Fire’s value proposition How to create food products when you know nothing about the industry What certifications are required to sell […]

168: How To Make 8 Figures Selling Boxed Software Using Google Shopping With Daniel Parker

168: How To Make 8 Figures Selling Boxed Software Using Google Shopping With Daniel Parker

Today, I’m thrilled to have Daniel Parker on the show. Daniel is someone who I met at the Ecommerce Fuel Live conference in Savannah, Georgia and he actually taught me a few things that I was not doing with my Google Shopping ads that I promptly fixed as soon as I got home. Daniel runs MyChoiceSoftware.com which is an online store that sells boxed software online. Selling off the shelf software is an incredibly competitive niche but he does extremely well making well over 8 figures last year. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn How Daniel got into ecommerce and […]

167: Key Takeaways From Sellers Summit 2017 With Toni Anderson And Steve Chou

167: Key Takeaways From Sellers Summit 2017 With Toni Anderson And Steve Chou

Today, we’re doing a special episode because I’m not interviewing anyone on the show. Instead, I brought Toni Anderson back on the podcast to do a recap of Sellers Summit 2017. Now if you don’t know Toni, she’s my partner in crime and she’s actually been on the show 3 or 4 times already. Anyway, the Sellers Summit is a conference that we throw every year and today we’re going to talk about what worked, what didn’t and some key takeaways. Click here to buy the virtual pass for Sellers Summit 2017 What You’ll Learn Two new features of the […]

165: How To Create A Sales And Email Funnel For Your Store With Austin Brawner

How To Create A Sales And Email Funnel For Your Store With Austin Brawner

Today, I’m thrilled to have Austin Brawner back on the show. I met Austin at the Ecommerce Fuel conference 3 years ago and we’ve kept in touch since. In fact, I had Austin on back in episode 65 a long time ago. Austin runs the Ecommerce Influence Podcast and also helps ecommerce companies grow with his site Brand Growth Experts. He’s also the CMO of an ecommerce company called Boom Boom Energy. Austin is a popular speaker on marketing for ecommerce and helped scale a company from 0 – 11 million in 2.5 years with email marketing. Anyway, Austin has […]

164: How To Use Instagram To Create A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business In Under A Year

How To Use Instagram To Create A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business In Under A Year

Today I’m happy to have Bishoi Khella on the show. Bishoi and his partner Ibrahim started MyTruwood.com which is an affordable and stylish wooden watch company. Now what’s cool about their company is that they managed to generate 1 million dollar in sales in their first year using only Instagram as their marketing channel. And as you all know, Instagram is a great way to market your ecommerce store if you know what you are doing. Clearly Ibrahim and Bishoi know what they are doing and today, we’re going to find out their strategies and tactics. What You’ll Learn How […]

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

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

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 advertises […]

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

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. Anyway, the reason why I have […]

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

How My Student Carmen Makes 6 Figures Selling Kaftans Online

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 business. Today, she’s doing […]

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

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 her story. Enjoy the […]

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

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 […]

150: How My Student Abby Makes 100K/Month Selling High Heel Insoles Online

150: How My Student Abby Makes 100K/Month Selling High Heel Insoles Online

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 that will motivate you. Want […]

149: How To Make 6 Figures Selling Jewelry Online With Tracy Matthews

149: How To Make 6 Figures Selling Jewelry Online With Tracy Matthews

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 her brain on tactics […]

148: How We Grew Our Ecommerce Store By 22% In 2016 With Steve Chou

148: How We Grew Our Ecommerce Business By 22% In 2016 With Steve Chou

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 Sellers Summit BumblebeeLinens.com Sponsors Klaviyo.com – Klaviyo is […]

145: How To Make 6 Figures With Network Marketing (MLM) With Rachel Holland

145: How To Make 6 Figures With Network Marketing (MLM) With Rachel Holland

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. Enjoy the interview! What You’ll […]

142: How My Student Jen Makes 6 Figures Selling Shower Curtains Online

142: How My Student Jen Makes 6 Figures Selling Shower Curtains Online

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 there are a lot of details […]

141: Ryan Deiss On How To Launch An 8 Figure Ecommerce Brand

141: How To Launch An 8 Figure Ecommerce Brand With Ryan Deiss Of Digital Marketer

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 attended in Florida. Today, he’s going to teach […]

139: How To Make 7 Figures Selling T-Shirts Online With Kevin Stecko

139: How To Make 7 Figures Selling T Shirts Online With Kevin Stecko

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? (my wife is shaking her head) Kevin […]

137: How To Get Free Traffic And Sales To An Ecommerce Store With Neil Patel

137: How To Get Free Traffic And Sales To An Ecommerce Store With Neil Patel

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 tips. Anyway, Neil is the founder of many […]

135: How To Buy A Company And Use Amazon To Triple Your Profit With Dana Jaunzemis

135: How To Buy A Company And Triple The Profit On Amazon With Dana Jaunzemis

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 conference last month which we discuss […]

133: How Mike Brown Created A Multi Million Dollar Online Coffee Company

133: How Mike Brown Created A Multi Million Dollar Online Coffee Company

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 work with a very unique […]

131: Which Ecommerce Business Model Is Right For You With Steve Chou

131: Which Ecommerce Business Model Is Right For You With Steve Chou

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 […]

126: How To Make 7 Figures Selling Wall Decals Online With Jason Weisenthal

How To Make 7 Figures Selling Wall Decals Online With Jason Weisenthal

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 automation that he has developed. […]

125: Shipping Logistics And How To Transport Your Goods From Overseas With Pam Cail

Shipping Logistics And How To Transport Your Goods From Overseas With Pam Cail

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 fees that we get nickle and dimed […]

123: How To Raise 9.1 Million Dollars On KickStarter With Zach Smith Of Funded Today

123: How To Raise 9.1 Million Dollars On KickStarter With Zach Smith Of Funded Today

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 top 5 most successful Kickstarters of […]

122: How To Make 600K Selling T-Shirts On TeeSpring With Derek Pankaew

How To Make 600K Selling T-Shirts On TeeSpring With Derek Pankaew

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 you’ve followed my blog for a […]

121: How To Start A Successful Ecommerce Conference On Your First Try With Steve Chou And Toni Anderson

121: How To Start A Successful Ecommerce Conference On Your First Try With Steve Chou And Toni Anderson

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 virtual passes to the […]

119: How To Create A 7 Figure Ecommerce Store In Just 4 Months Selling Coloring Books Online

119: How To Create A 7 Figure Ecommerce Store In Just 4 Months Selling Coloring Books Online

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 months old and is on […]

118: How To Transition From Amazon To Your Own Ecommerce Store With Kurt Elster

How To Transition From Amazon To Your Own Ecommerce Store With Kurt Elster

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. What You’ll Learn How […]

117: How To Create A 20M Dollar Company With Only 2 Employees Selling Vacuum Filters With Chad Rubin

How To Make 20 Million Per Year With Only 2 Employees Selling Physical Products Online With Chad Rubin

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 marketplaces. How he established a […]

111: How To Make 190K In Your First 7 Months Selling Jewelry Online With Toni Anderson

How To Make 190K in Your First 7 Months Selling Jewelry Online With Toni Anderson

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 for my Create A Profitable Online Store Course […]

109: How To Make 7.5 Million Per Year Selling On Amazon With Will Tjernlund

109: How To Make 7.5 Million Per Year Selling On Amazon With Will Tjernlund

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 How Will got into ecommerce […]

108: How John Rampton Lost His 7 Figure Amazon Business

How John Lost His 7 Figure Business By Getting Banned From Amazon

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 bunch of 7 figure companies. He writes […]

107: How To Make 17 Million Dollars Selling iPhone And iPad Cases Online With Kai Klement

How To Make 17 Million Dollars Selling iPhone And iPad Cases Online With Kai Klement

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. Enjoy the interview! What You’ll Learn How […]

106: How To Design A High Converting Website With Chase Reeves

How To Design A High Converting Ecommerce Website With Chase Reeves

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 is great at design. Here’s […]

105: How To Run Profitable Facebook Ads To Sell Physical Products Online With Miracle Wanzo

How To Run Profitable Facebook Ads To Sell Physical Products Online

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 do with fashion […]

102: How to Start A Multi Million Dollar Clothing Line With Edmund Lowman

102: How to Start A Multi Million Dollar Clothing Line With Edmund Lowman

I’m really excited to have Edmund Lowman on the show. Edmund is someone who I met at the Import Summit in Orlando and after chatting with the guy for a while at the conference, I learned that he’s got a pretty awesome story to share. First off he’s a former rockstar who was part of a wildly successful rock band called Red Jump Suit Apparatus. In fact, I believe that his rock band made him a multimillionaire in his 20’s. Then he realized that the rockstar life was not for him, lost all of his money and had to work […]

093: How To Make 400K Per Month Selling On Amazon Using Jungle Scout With Greg Mercer

How To Make 400K Per Month Selling On Amazon Using Jungle Scout With Greg Mercer

Today I’m happy to have Greg Mercer on the show. If you’ve never heard of Greg, he’s the creator of the incredibly awesome Chrome plugin Jungle Scout which allows you to quickly and easily perform product research on Amazon. In addition, Greg has been selling on Amazon for quite some time now and generates revenues in excess of $400K per month. Yes, that’s per month! So I brought him on today to talk about the niche research process specifically for Amazon and discuss why he developed his tools. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How Greg went from engineer to Amazon seller […]

091: CPSIA Testing And How To Legally Sell Childrens Products Online With Misty Henry

091: CPSIA Testing And How To Legally Sell Childrens Products Online With Misty Henry

Today I’m thrilled to have Misty Henry on the show. Misty is someone who I randomly ran across as I was doing research on how to sell children’s goods. And up until this point, I’ve been absolutely terrified of selling goods for kids because of all of the testing requirements. You have to worry about lead, fire safety guidelines, chemicals in plastic etc… There’s actually a long list of guidelines that are very intimidating… As it turns out, Misty is an expert in this area and she runs a small cloth diaper supply shop called Little Gnome Creations. She’s also […]

089: How To Make $47,000 In 90 Days Selling On Amazon FBA With Scott Voelker

How To Make $47,000 In 90 Days Selling On Amazon FBA With Scott Voelker

Today I’m happy to have Scott Voelker on the show. Scott has been an entrepreneur for a quite a while now. He runs a successful portrait studio. And he also teaches course on online photography. But the reason I brought him on the show is to talk about his Amazon success. Scott runs the popular podcast The Amazing Seller and the website of the same name. And his claim to fame is that he went from 0 to 47K in 90 days selling on Amazon. Today we’re going to to break down his process of finding products to sell on […]

087: Changes You Can Make To Increase Your Conversion Rate By 50 Percent With Andrew Youderian

How To Redesign Your Ecommerce Store And Increase Conversions By 50% With Andrew Youderian

Today I’m happy to have Andrew Youderian back on the show and it’s been quite a while. For all of you who don’t remember Andrew, he was a guest on episode #2 where we discussed his dropshipped online store Right Channel Radios and his awesome blog EcommerceFuel.com. As with any small business owner, nothing is ever stagnant. And several months ago, Andrew underwent a gigantic website redesign that not only took a lot of guts but a significant amount of money as well. Fortunately, his efforts were worth it and today we’re going to discuss his thought processes regarding the […]

086: How To Start Your Own Profitable Virtual Winery With Kale Anderson

086: How To Start Your Own Profitable Virtual Winery With Kale Anderson

Today I’m really happy to have Kale Anderson on the show. My wife has known Kale for quite a while now but I met him for the first time recently at a wedding where I learned that he owns and runs his own winery. And what’s cool is that he runs his winery without having to grow his own grapes or own any of his own equipment. Kale’s Winery was named one of 4 wineries to watch in 2014 by Wine Spectator magazine. He’s been featured in Wine Enthusiast, the Chicago Tribune, Cuvee corner and countless other publications. What’s cools […]

085: How To Buy An Ecommerce Store And Triple The Profits With Dana Jaunzemis

How To Buy An Ecommerce Store And Triple The Profits With Dana Jaunzemis

Dana Jaunzemis is an ecommerce entrepreneur who I met through Andrew Youderian and we are both in the same private group that meets on a semi monthly basis. Dana runs HomeHealthTesting.com and blogs about ecommerce and entrepreneurship at 44Ideas.net. She’s a lifelong entrepreneur and has been starting, buying and selling businesses for over 25 years. What’s cool about Dana is she specializes in acquiring small businesses whose sales have plateaued and reignites their growth. I know a lot of you out there listening already have ecommerce businesses that may have plateaued or you might be interested in buying a business […]

083: How To Create Profitable Email Autoresponders For Ecommerce Stores With Xiao Hui Wang

How To Create Profitable Email Autoresponders For Ecommerce Stores

Today I’ve my buddy Xiao Hui Wang on the show. I met Xiao Hui at the Ecommerce Fuel live event last year and he definitely made an impression on me with his email expertise. X runs the site EssenceOfEmail.com where he specializes in email marketing specifically for ecommerce. Unlike email marketing for blogging, sending out emails for an ecommerce store selling physical products is quite different and requires an alternate approach. X is an expert when it comes to email marketing for ecommerce so I invited him on to teach us a few lessons. Enjoy the interview! What You’ll Learn […]

081: How To Market Your Online Store On Reddit And Make 6 Figures In 8 Months With Eli Zauner

081: How To Market Your Online Store On Reddit And Make 6 Figures In 8 Months

Eli Zauner runs a subscription box service called UniversalYums.com which sells boxes of yummy treats from all over the world. What’s cool about Eli is that he launched his business while working full time and his business has been profitable from day 1 and is growing very quickly. In fact, he is doing a solid 5 figures a month after only launching just 8 months ago. And here’s the kicker. One of the main reasons I wanted to have Eli on the show is because he grew his business using Reddit as his single largest source of traffic. Eli’s experience […]

074: How To Create Amazon Listings That Sell Like Crazy With Karon Thackston

How To Create Amazon Listings That Sell Like Crazy

Karon Thackston is the owner of MarketingWords.com where she teaches others how to write high converting copy for ecommerce stores. She’s been a professional copywriter for 25 years. She’s the author of over 10 books which include popular titles such as Ecommerce Copywriting – Proven Strategies For Boosting Sales And Search Rankings Use Coupon Code: steve25 to get 25% off Writing With Keywords – Easy Keyword Optimization Strategies For Search Engine Success Use Coupon Code: steve25 to get 25% off Amazon Advantage: Product Listing Strategies To Boost Your Sales Use Coupon Code: steveamz20 to get 20% off She also consults […]

070: Crazy Simple Business Ideas That Actually Make A Lot Of Money With Lars Hundley

Simple And Crazy Business Ideas That Actually Make Money

When it comes to starting a business, there’s a general misconception that you need to create something grand and invest lots of money in order to be successful. In fact, many would-be entrepreneurs never get started because they think that they need to create the next Facebook, the next Google or the next Amazon.com. But in reality, it’s very easy to make money online if you start small and simply go for a base hit. In today’s podcast, Lars and I talk about some of the many ways that we’ve made money in the past that do not require any […]

069: How Maneesh Sethi Created Pavlok, An Electric Shock Bracelet That Breaks Your Bad Habits

How Maneesh Sethi Created Pavlok, An Electric Shock Bracelet That Breaks Your Bad Habits

Maneesh Sethi has created a revolutionary product called Pavlok, which is a wearable device that helps break bad habits and trains your behavior through electric shock. Pavlok is easily the most unique product that I have encountered in a very long time and it’s extremely interesting to finally hear the back story behind his business idea. In fact, right after the interview I purchased the device and have been using it ever since to break some of my bad habits. Enjoy the episode and if you want to buy a Pavlok, Maneesh has offered everyone 37 dollars off with coupon […]

065: How To Create An Email AutoResponder That Converts With Austin Brawner And Chad Vanags

Austin Brawner Chad Vanags

I met Austin Brawner and Chad Vanags at the Ecommerce Fuel conference and I was really impressed with their ecommerce knowledge. They have a lot of hands on experience with running email campaigns for medium to large shops and they are very open about sharing their knowledge. Austin and Chad also run an ecommerce blog at EcommerceInfluence.com and right now they are offering a free email autoresponder bootcamp which I highly recommend that you check out. Click here to check out Austin and Chad’s free email autoresponder bootcamp. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn The different types of autoresponders you […]

064: Ezra Firestone On How To Create Raving Fans For Your Business With Content Marketing

Ezra Firestone

I first met Ezra Firestone at the Ecommerce Fuel conference in Austin, TX and I’m really glad that I did. Ezra is an expert when it comes to content marketing and PPC advertising and I was lucky to catch his presentation at the conference. Ezra runs the popular pro age cosmetics company Boom! By Cindy Josephs. He also runs the popular blog Smart Marketer. Be sure to go and check out his websites! What You’ll Learn Why Ezra decided to focus on content marketing over other methods How to structure your content to generate leads for your ecommerce store. How […]

063: How To Make Millions Selling Wholesale To Retailers With Bill D’Alessandro

Bill D'Alessandro

Want to grow your business into a large, national brand? The best way to expand quickly is to sell wholesale to large retailers. Today, Bill D’Alessandro shows us the exact process he goes through to sell wholesale to retailers and the main differences between selling to a business as opposed to a consumer. Because most shopping carts do not handle wholesale very well, he’s also developed his own software to specifically help run a wholesale business. His “made for wholesale” ecommerce service can be found at OrderCircle.com. If you are interested in selling wholesale, Bill is offering everyone 25% off […]

060: Brad DeGraw On How To Maximize Your Sales On Amazon

Brad Degraw

Brad DeGraw is my go to guy when it comes to selling on Amazon. Not only does he run many of his own businesses using FBA, but he also helps small to mid size companies establish their online presence as well. In this episode, Brad gives us an inside scoop on all of the tips and tricks he uses to maximize his sales on Amazon. Do not miss this episode and be sure to check out Brad’s site at AZDoneForYou.com. Quick Note: At the time of the recording Brad thought that his new website AmazonSherpa.com would be complete but unfortunately […]

059: How Will Mitchell Makes 6 Figures Selling Online And Teaching Others How To Import From China

Will Mitchell

I became a huge fan of Will Mitchell when I accidentally stumbled on his blog, StartupBros.com. Not only is Will an excellent writer but he always writes from experience which is quite rare when it comes to the Internet. In this episode, Will teaches us how to find products to sell online and how he has created an incredible business importing goods from Asia and teaching others how to do the same. Enjoy the podcast! What You’ll Learn How Will got started in ecommerce What Will sells in his ecommerce store Will’s techniques for finding the right product to sell […]

057: How To Use Influencer Marketing To Make 65K in 4 Months Selling Satin Lined Caps

Emmanuel Eleyae

Today’s interview is with my friend Emmanuel Eleyae, who runs SatinLinedCaps.com along with several members of his family. What I find interesting about Emmanuel’s story is that he tried a bunch of different marketing tactics early on with his online store and they all failed. And then he tried influencer marketing using You Tube and hit the jackpot. In this interview, you’ll learn how Emmanuel found famous You Tubers to promote his products and the services he uses to continually market his satin lined caps. You also learn what it takes to create your own textile based product from complete […]

052: How Carole Rains Leverages Pinterest To Drive Sales To Her Rustic Furniture Store

Carole Rains

I met Carole Rains at the Ecommerce Fuel Live conference and I’m happy that we met. Carole runs 2 online stores, RusticArtistry.com and EmuBliss.com, and she uses Pinterest heavily to promote her products. In this interview, you will get an in depth tutorial on how to maximize your Pinterest account and how to leverage Pinterest to promote your products. What You’ll Learn How Carole decide on the niche for her online store How Carole found dropshippers for her online furniture shop How Carole gets vendors to dropship for her What the logistics are like when selling handcrafted products How Carole […]

051: How Mike Crowley Created The 94Fifty Sensor Basketball – A Top 25 Invention Of The Year

94fifty

Mike Crowley is the founder of 94Fifty.com, a company that produces sensor basketballs and is perhaps the coolest technology that I’ve seen come out in a long time. Here’s a video below of how his product works. In this podcast, you’ll learn how Mike developed this product and how he leveraged Kickstarter to generate massive buzz. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How Mike came up with the idea to create a basketball training tool How Mike raised over 130,000 in a kickstarter campaign for his product How to use Kickstarter to improve the visibility of your business How to create a […]

050: How Brandon Eley Makes Millions Catering To A Small Niche In A Huge Market

Brandon Eley

I met Brandon Eley at the Ecommerce Fuel conference and I can honestly say that he was one of the most well-spoken and intelligent entrepreneurs that I’ve ever met. Brandon runs 2BigFeet.com, which is an online store that sells shoes specifically catering to people with big feet. Not only does his store make 7 figures but Brandon also runs a successful blog at BrandonEley.com and is a prolific speaker specializing in online marketing and ecommerce. Don’t miss this interview! What You’ll Learn Brandon’s biggest early mistake with his shop How to properly outsource different tasks for your business Brandon’s views […]

048: How To Buy An Existing Online Store And Double Revenues In Just 1 Year With Bill D’Alessandro

Bill D'Allesandro

Why start an ecommerce store from scratch when you can buy an existing site and double its revenues? Today, Bill D’Alessandro shows us the exact process he goes through to buy an online business and how he finds stagnant businesses to buy that he can improve upon within a short time frame. Bill D’Alessandro owns a portfolio of ecommerce stores which you can check out at ElementsBrands.com. In this interview, Bill and I will be referring to his recent acquisition NurtureMyBody.com. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn Why you should consider buying a business as opposed to starting one from scratch How […]

047: What It’s Like To Be On Shark Tank With Eric Bandholz

Eric Banzholz Shark Tank

I’m really happy to have Eric Bandholz back on the show. In the last episode when we talked about BeardBrand.com, Eric’s Shark Tank episode had not yet aired so we couldn’t talk about it. But now that everything is out there, Eric can now finally share his experiences to the public. Since Eric went on Shark Tank, his business has grown dramatically. Here are some of his stats His store went from about $4500/day to about $12k/day in revenues His store got 20k visitors on Friday and Saturday of the show (40k total) The most concurrent visitors he had was […]

046: How Eric Bandholz Started A 7 Figure Beard Care Business In Just 1 Year

Eric Bandholz

I’m thrilled to have Eric Bandholz on the show today. Eric runs the successful beard care company BeardBrand.com, which has grown into a 7 figure business in just 12 months. In today’s interview, you will learn how Eric grew his business quickly by focusing on branding and exposure via word of mouth. He’s got a great backstory and knows a ton about how to establish a brand and how to run a successful skin care business. Oh and did I tell you that I tried his beard care products too? Check out what happened to me in Movember What You’ll […]

044: Drew Sanocki On What It Takes To Start A Successful Ecommerce Store Today

Drew Sanocki

Drew Sanocki randomly reached out to me one day and I’m glad that he did. Drew is a seasoned veteran when it comes to ecommerce. He started and sold a successful dropship furniture company DesignPublic.com. And today, he blogs at DrewSanocki.com and offers ecommerce consulting at Mineral.io. What’s also cool about Drew is that we have a bunch of common friends that went to Stanford together. Enjoy the interview! What You’ll Learn How to find a profitable niche for your online store How to validate your niche before investing a large amount of money How Drew feels about dropshipping today […]

042: How Jordan Guiterrez Started A Million Dollar Medical Equipment Business At Age 17

Jordan Gutierrez

When I was 17 years old, I was more worried about getting good grades and meeting girls than starting a business. But Jordan started Laleo.com at the young age of 17 and turned it into a 7 figure business. What’s even more impressive is that Jordan is now the COO of Wishpond.com which is a very successful Internet marketing company that competes directly with businesses like LeadPages. He’s a really sharp guy and there’s lots to be learned from both his attitude and his experiences. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How Jordan guided customers from EBay back to his site in […]

036: How Ryan Moran Created A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business On Amazon In Just 1 Year

Ryan Moran

Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ryan Daniel Moran who runs the blog FreedomFastlane.com. And what’s amazing about Ryan is that he was able to create a 7 figure ecommerce business within just one year by selling his own products on Amazon.com. In this interview, you will not only learn how he did it but he’ll also share many important tips and philosophies on the best way to make money online with ecommerce. Don’t miss this one. What You’ll Learn Why you should look at longer time horizons for your business. Why it’s better to source your own branded […]

034: How To Run A Chinese Factory And Import Products From China With Hoe Lui

Hoe Lui

Hoe Lui is someone I have known for a very long time. In fact, he was one of the guys that helped me out early on by guiding me through my first Canton Fair. What’s super cool about Hoe is that he owns and runs his own Chinese factory, Kloanz.com, which makes bobble heads for professional sports teams. Now you’ve probably read a lot of articles on how to deal with Chinese vendors and how to navigate the cultural differences in China but as far as I know, no one has ever interviewed an actual Chinese factory owner. So I’m […]

029: How Lars Hundley Created A 7 Figure Online Store Selling Gardening Supplies

Lars Hundley

I’ve known Lars Hundley for quite some time and what I like about the guy is that he has a tremendous amount of experience with every aspect of running an ecommerce store. He’s been running his own business, CleanAirGardening.com for over a decade and he’s extremely open about all of his experiences including both his successes and his failures. In this podcast, he reveals the ecommerce strategies that have worked the best for his store so be sure to check it out! Also, make sure you check out his post on How I Made A Million Dollars By Reading An […]

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

Andreea Ayers

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 any knowledge How Andreea tested […]

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

Autumn Wyda

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 in a very competitive […]

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

Joe Cochran

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 Northline Express to […]

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

Nemo Chu

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 1-On-1 Business Consulting Session […]

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

Sean Aquino

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 someone who just started their online […]

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

Jessica Larrew

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! What You’ll Learn How Fulfilled By Amazon works How Jessica makes 6 figures a year […]

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

ed han

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. What You’ll Learn How Ed got the idea for Tiny Prints How to bootstrap your business early on and leverage your relationships to gather business […]

012: Billy Murphy On How To Start A Poker Training Course And Multiple Ecommerce Stores

billy murphy

Today, I have my good friend Billy Murphy on the show. Billy runs the popular blog ForeverJobless.com which I highly recommend that you check out and he runs an excellent podcast there as well. Billy is well known for the many businesses that he’s launched over years. He started an online poker training site in his early years, owned as many as 13 ecommerce stores and now has his own mini incubator for small businesses. Billy’s a smart guy and there’s lots to learn from this interview. Enjoy! What You’ll Learn How to start a poker membership site How to […]

011: Mandy Rose On How To Start A 6 Figure Subscription Box Service For Moms

Happy Mommy Box

Today I’m happy to have my good friend Mandy Rose on the show. Now Mandy runs the popular mommy blog House Of Rose which is an incredibly engaging blog about her life as a mom of 3 kids. One day, Mandy along with her friend Natalie, decided to create a subscription box service for moms. And within a matter of months, their subscription box service Happy Mommy Box exploded into a six figure business. Her story is pretty incredible and you have to hear it to believe it. If you are interested in starting your own subscription box service, you […]

006: How Polly Liu Created An 8 Figure Business Selling Wedding Favors Online

polly liu

I’m thrilled to have Polly Liu on the show today. Polly’s wedding favor store, Beau-Coup.com, started in her own bedroom and has since ballooned to an 8 figure business. In fact, Beau-Coup was the inspiration for my own online store. Early on, I modeled our shop just like hers and I tracked and studied her every move. Don’t be fooled by Polly’s modesty on the podcast. She’s a super star and there’s a lot to be learned if you want to dominate in ecommerce like she has. What You’ll Learn Why Polly decided to start an online store selling wedding […]

004: How Viv And Joe Created Orbit Baby, An 8 Figure Business Selling High End Baby Strollers

Orbit Baby Founders

This particular episode is very special to me because Viv and Joe are both close friends of mine. We all went to Stanford together and majored in engineering. Viv and I studied electrical engineering while Joe focused on mechanical engineering and product design. As you will discover in this podcast, when a power couple like Joe and Viv start a business, it’s destined to be successful. Follow their journey on how they started from nothing to creating Orbit Baby, one of the most successful high end baby stroller companies in the world. You Will Learn Why did Joe and Viv […]

002: Andrew Youderian On How To Make 7 Figures With A Dropshipped Online Store

Andrew Youderian

In this episode, I’m really excited to have Andrew Youderian on the show. For all of you who aren’t familiar with Andrew, he runs the popular site EcommerceFuel.com where he writes about his experiences running his dropshipped online store RightChannelRadios.com Andrew is a great guy and today he takes us back in time to when he first started his dropshipped online store selling CB radios online. Learn how he got started and how he grew his store to over 7 figures in sales. What You Will Learn How Andrew got started with his dropshipped CB radio store. Why passion for […]