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[E4C24] How to Build a Passive Income Empire – Empire Flippers

Ever wish business was easy? Every entrepreneur I’ve spoken to has told me that starting a business and growing it, was a lot of hard work, that really involves busting through your fears, and persevering beyond the point where most people give up. Typically, along this entrepreneurial journey, you might stumble upon this concept, which has become a bit of a “holy grail” in the online world. That’s the idea of “passive income.” However, passive income, is rarely ever “passive”. It may be residual, recurring income, that is to say that revenues come in 24/7, even if you are offline and on

[E4C23] Why Startup Validation Doesn’t Work & What To Do Instead – WPCurve

Ever feel like starting a business is like throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks? I’ve interviewed nearly 50 entrepreneurs to date, and most of them had at least 1, if not many, business failures in their lives. Some were low-key failures that just ended up eating up a lot of time, but fortunately, did not result in financial ruin. Others were massive, crash and burn failures that cost a buttload of money, theirs as well as their investors’, while sending the founder into credit card debt. One of the key challenges for entrepreneurs is learning how to fail quickly, to ensure

[E4C22] Sales Funnels Demystified – FusionHQ

Today I made a momentous decision – I have decided to stay in Chiang Mai indefinitely. I’ve spent a lot of time assessing my optimal lifestyle design scenario. One scenario that I explored was spending 6 months in the SF Bay Area, 6 months elsewhere. I have to admit, I miss my tribe – and SF has a unique subculture that is a  blend of technology innovation, sustainability, social enterprise, spirituality, personal growth, music and art, that I find wonderfully expressed by the Burning Man community, that simply cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Not in New York, not in London, not in

[E4C17] The Art of Visionary Leadership & Authority Marketing – Till Carlos

The topic of visionary leadership is fascinating to me – what inspires people to follow one person, over another? What motivates masses of people to follow a single person? What does it take to inspire the people who work for you to do it joyfully and enthusiastically? I’m thrilled to have Till Carlos on this interview because he’s been trying to crack the code to visionary leadership, and he and I have many rewarding conversations about what it takes to be a leader. Till is a software developer who interviews successful entrepreneurs on this very topic for his podcast – Leadership

[E4C16] Travel the World on a Drop Ship Lifestyle – Anton Kraly

I’ve met all kinds of cool, inspiring, and super smart entrepreneurs as a digital nomad these past 16 months. One internet entrepreneur whose footsteps I’m inspired to follow is Anton Kraly. Anton is a 29 year old guy from New York who has been making a full-time income online for the past eight years while being 100% location independent.  He got started after purchasing an offline business in 2006, which he quickly transformed into an e-commerce company. He’s been creating profitable online businesses ever since. Another colleague from the Dynamite Circle community – Johnny FD, the

[E4C14] Product Launch Strategies for List-Less Entrepreneurs – Conversions.io

One of the most inspiring and enthusiastic Internet marketers I have met here is a man named AJ Silvers, the founder of Conversions.io. In the IM community, AJ is a well known conversions geek, analytics addict and split testing fanatic. In 2013, he spent months working behind the scenes running the tracking, split testing and conversion optimization on Internet marketing product launches that generated over $832,000 in sales. What I love about this interview is that AJ shares examples related to product launches in the LOHAS market – the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability Market -

[E4C11] WordPress Essentials for Small Business – Efficient WP

Today we’re joining Doug Yuen, a location independent WordPress developer who runs a managed WordPress hosting service called Efficient WP. Doug is one of my old friends from the Dynamite Circle community. A pod of us, roughly 35 digital nomads migrated up to Chiang Mai after the first Dynamite Circle conference in Bangkok in 2012. We took over half of a full service luxury condo and proceeded to co-work from various wifi cafes in the neighborhood. Now I’ve helped a number of clients with creating WordPress sites for their business and even though WordPress is considered to be one of the

[E4C10] A Life of Exotic Travel Powered by Online Business & Guest Blogging – Screw the Nine to Five

Josh and Jill are rockin’ location independent couple that run their online businesses from exotic locations around the world. Josh is a niche affiliate marketer – he makes money through creating websites in different niches and promoting products through these sites as an affiliate marketer. Josh and Jill run a website called Screw The Nine to Five, and just launched an online course together called Badass Guest Blogging. In this in depth interview, Josh will share his expertise on he created a freedom based business, including: What pathway he followed to free himself from the 9

[E4C7] A Mobile App that Helps Over 600K People Discover Their Planet While Reducing Waste – Steve Echtman of HearPlanet

Can mobile apps save the planet? You bet they can. HearPlanet is the world’s largest audio guide, covering hundreds of thousands of locations around the globe. With over half a million voice files, HearPlanet is like having a professional tour guide always by your side. HearPlanet includes perspectives from different publishers and personalities, and even other visitors like you. Not only does HearPlanet help you discover the world around you, it cuts down on paper waste generated from single use maps, tourist pamphlets, brochures, and guides. Steve Echtman, Founder of HearPlanet, shares

[E4C3] How to Raise Over $700K on Kickstarter & Provide Solar Light to People In Need – WakaWaka

We’ve got an exciting interview with green entrepreneur Camille Van Gestel of WakaWaka, a company that makes the world’s most efficient solar lights and mobile solar chargers. WakaWaka, which means “shine bright” in Swahili, is a social enterprise that is bringing light to desperate people in times of darkness. For every solar light or mobile solar charger purchased, they give one to a family in need somewhere in the world. In places like Haiti, Syria, and the Philippines. They partner with organizations like the IRC – the International Rescue Committee - to make sure WakaWaka units reach