TMBA561: The Smoking Tire
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One of our favorite things about this podcast is that we get to talk to people who have inspired us and entertained us over the years.

Matt Farah is certainly one of those people.

Matt is somewhat of a pioneer in the automotive journalism community on the internet. His long-running YouTube channel The Smoking Tire and his podcast of the same name are both incredibly popular, and among our very favorites.

Matt was gracious enough to talk to us on this podcast back in 2016 about breaking through on YouTube, and since we last spoke to Matt a lot has changed in his life.

Matt joins us today to talk about how his YouTube channel and podcast have grown over the last four years, and why he is choosing to diversify the money that he earned on YouTube into a somewhat unorthodox brick-and-mortar investment.

Leveling Up with Eric Siu
Leveling Up with Eric Siu
Eric Siu
How Saravana Kumar Bootstrapped Kovai.co Past $8.6M ARR Using The Power of Community
Joining us on Leveling Up today is the CEO of kovai.com, Saravana Kumar! Kovai is an enterprise software company, and we get to hear from our guest about their past, present, and exciting future! Saravana is an amazing person and an excellent entrepreneur, who has a number of balls in the air. Apart from his main work at Kovai he is also dedicated to helping the community and spreading skills and wealth to people beyond himself! We talk about establishing a community in a niche market, something that Kovai has done so well in the last few years before we get into their customer acquisition strategies and how they make money. Saravana also unpacks important moments in the company's evolution, such as the move to India from the UK that was made in aid of scaling. We finish off this great chat with our usual questions, with Saravana sharing his favorite business book and tools, and how these have helped him up his game. So for all of this and a whole lot more, make sure to tune in with us today! TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: * [00:31] Before we jump into today’s interview, please rate, review, and subscribe to the Leveling Up Podcast! * [01:30] Saravana's personal story and path leading to his current position and company. * [03:50] The move that Kovai made to India in order to scale more quickly. * [06:38] Kovai's important numbers currently; revenue and employees. * [07:14] The lead up to hitting the $1 million annual recurring revenue mark. * [08:05] The bootstrap model that Saravana and Kovai have relied on. * [09:37] Reasons that Saravana has turned down all the venture capital he has been offered. * [11:27] The economic model for Kovai and where they make their money! * [12:30] Customer acquisition strategies at the company and what has been working recently. * [14:34] Saravana's ambitions for spreading wealth, learning and expertise to others. * [17:15] How Saravana splits his time between his different projects and passions. * [18:36] The two business tools that have helped Saravana recently with his company. * [19:21] A must-read book recommendation from Saravana! * [20:42] The impact that the Traction framework had on Saravana and his systems. Resources From The Interview: * Saravana Kumar * Kovai.co * SaaStock * Microsoft * Zapier * Azure * Zendesk * Intercom * Freshdesk * HelpSTAR * Pipe * OneNote * Microsoft Teams * Slack * Tim Ferriss * Traction * Must read book: The Millionaire Fastlane Leave Some Feedback: * What should I talk about next? Who should I interview? Please let me know on Twitter or in the comments below. * Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review here * Subscribe to Leveling Up on iTunes * Get the non-iTunes RSS Feed Connect with Eric Siu: * Growth Everywhere * Single Grain * Eric Siu on Twitter
23 min
The Ecommerce Influence Podcast: Advanced Acquisition and Retention Strategies for Fast-Growing Online Brands
The Ecommerce Influence Podcast: Advanced Acquisition and Retention Strategies for Fast-Growing Online Brands
Austin Brawner & Andrew Foxwell: Ecommerce Marketing Experts
274: How To Revamp Your Facebook Ad Performance In Q4
Many Ecommerce business owners are wondering how to reclaim their Facebook ad performance to finish on top. Ecommerce entrepreneurs saw some of their best months this spring with consumer’s response to the onset of COVID-19. However, as buying patterns started to shift, summer and fall have been incredibly challenging. In this episode, Andrew Foxwell gives us some insight into what he's learned working with a variety of clients. We dive into how user behavior has changed, what businesses across the globe are experiencing, and leave you with several tactics you can use to increase your Facebook ad performance this year. Episode Highlights * 6:27 How user behavior is impacting the current state of Facebook * 10:36 A global overview of Facebook ad performance * 13:59 What the Shaq Stack is and how to use it * 17:12 Using bid overrides to manage volatile Facebook ad performance * 19:35 User-generated content and dynamic creative testing * 22:49 The All-In-One Campaign Budget Optimization when nothing else is working * 24:48 Finding your unique performance formula * 27:36 How long you need to run campaigns to maximize Facebook ad performance * 30:30 When to ramp up your Facebook ad budget * 33:13 The top 3 things working for US-based advertisers * 35:23 Andrew’s Q4 prediction on Facebook ad performance Links and Resources: * Podcast 272: 20 Facebook Advertising Strategies You Need To Try Right Now * Canva * Kapwing * Brand Growth Experts * Foxwell Digital * andrew@foxwelldigital.com * @a_brawn on Twitter * @andrewfoxwell on Twitter * Review or subscribe on iTunes
39 min
Business Lunch
Business Lunch
Roland Frasier
When To Walk Away From Your Business And Start Over (Even When It’s Profitable), With Michael and Roslyn Rozbruch.
You may not love talking or thinking about Taxes, but Michael and Roslyn Rozbruch are thriving in this space, and talk to Roland Frasier about their journey together as founders of the Tax and Business Solutions Academy, and RozStrategies.com  In Today's episode, we talk about Partnerships that went bad, launching when you don't know what you're doing, scaling, and pivoting. Listen through to the end for some nuggets of wisdom from Michael on Fear and Roz's insight on partnering with your significant other. "If you took all the fear in the world and boiled it down, there's only two kinds of fear in the world. One is fear of losing something you already have, and the second is fear of not getting something you want." Michael Rozbruch Listen Today For,  * The profitable business that Michael walked away from (and why). "Everything in life has a beginning, a middle and an end, and, you know, after 16 years in my tax resolution practice, I had 125 people in 15,000 square feet. I mean, we were servicing between 3,000 to 4,000 clients a year. But you know, it was time for me to exit". Michael Rozbruch. * How to launch with no list and very little knowledge. * Their passion for learning and how they absorb expertise. "I'm like one of those great people you want at your conference. I think I spent $30,000 worth of product; we bought everybody's product." Michael Rozbruch * Secrets to working with your significant other. * Where strategic relationships can accelerate your business. * How they scaled and "layered up" their products and memberships. "If you were going to buy something from us, you're going to get more value beyond what you've invested, and that has helped our business model." Roslyn Rozbruch. Plus, How To Pivot In Response To The Pandemic "I have a high tolerance for risk. And, but this was like, above my pay grade". Michael Rozbruch • Don't be afraid to take your events Virtual. They can still be awesome. • Embracing change is the key to success. "It's really important to open yourself to change so that you can pivot and ask if this isn't working, what do we need to do to make it work?" Roslyn Rozbruch. Thank you for listening, and be sure to hit subscribe on @applepodcasts! You can also find us on your go-to podcast platform here, https://linktr.ee/firecircle. If this (or any of our episodes) helps you, head to our homepage, https://businesslunchpodcast.com/, and sign-up for our weekly memos. It would also really help us get the word out if you would subscribe and write a review on ApplePodcasts. Mentioned In This Episode Millionaire Messenger Book by Brendon Burchard. Business Lunch with Roland Frasier is brought to you by Scalable Podcasts. Find The Rozbruchs On YouTube  Through their website. Follow Roland Frasier On Facebook  On Instagram  Through his Website   Follow Business Lunch Podcast On Twitter On YouTube Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch with Roland Frasier? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on ApplePodcasts and leave us an honest review! Your feedback will help us improve the show and connect us with more high flyers like you. Click to find us on Apple Podcasts and other podcast players.
32 min
Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy
Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy
Andrew Warner
#2001 She legitimized online videos
At the time my guest launched her company, online videos were full of crap. But she somehow managed to get huge names like Richard Branson and Elon Musk to appear in videos on her platform. I want to find out how she did that. I also want to talk about her new book which I read cover to cover, Digital Goddess: The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur. My guest today is Victoria Montgomergy-Brown. She is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Victoria Montgomergy-Brown is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Sponsored by Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today. Outgrow.co – Get new customers with powerful and easy-to-configure interactive content. Outgrow offers feature packed Calculators, Quizzes, Chatbots, Surveys, and Forms. Unlike ads, interactive content adds value for your audience. Outgrow’s no-code content tools are inherently viral because they give your users personalized results. Outgrow is easy to use, easy to configure and easy to implement. Mixergy listeners get 30 days to try Outgrow for free at Outgrow.co/mixergy More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint
Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Nathan Chan
329: Why You Don't Need a Mentor & Key Traits EVERY Successful Founder Should Have with Kamal Ravikant
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57 min
Rock Your Brand Podcast
Rock Your Brand Podcast
Scott Voelker
RYB 899: How Dean Will Grow HisTraffic and Profits In 30 days (Recent Hot Seat)
I’m excited to share a recent coffee talk I did, sharing a hot seat session I did with Dino, a member of Brand Creators. He recently purchased a niche site that is currently getting 65,000 page views and 7,000 unique visitors per month. Today I’m going to share some low-hanging fruit that he can take advantage of and how you can do the same in your own business. I wanted to provide you with some key takeaways, so you know what to look for and how to successfully build your own brand.   My Initial Evaluation of Dino’s Website   When you’re looking to buy a website, you need to start by looking at the opportunities that could come from the current site. Can you increase the value? The key is to know the building blocks and principles, so you’re off to a good start.   Dino approached me and asked if I thought he should buy a particular website. When he was looking at the site, it was making $800 a month in ads. Now he’s making over $1,500 a month in ad revenue alone. The one thing I saw when I was evaluating the site was that there was no lead magnet. The previous owner never had one. My first recommendation was to get one up asap. It’s important to capture leads from website visitors so Dino can instantly start to grow his email list. Over time, he’ll build a nice solid list from the steady flow of traffic he has coming to the site. Every time he posts new content, he can send it out to his email list so it’s essential to get one started.   Don’t Wait to Create a Digital Product   Dino had a digital product that the previous owner had created but never sold. He needs to get that up on the website for sale soon. He can always play around with the guide's price later, but it’s important to get a digital product up on the thank you page once a visitor has signed up for the free lead magnet to give them a follow-up call to action.   I also want you to keep in mind that Dino took a shortcut by purchasing a website that already had a library of content already created. The website started out with content only until Dino purchased it. He is now starting to add additional elements. Whether you start your site from scratch or purchase one, you’re going to have to pay for it either in money or time.   Brand Creators Virtual Event Take-Aways   In our recent Brand Creator online event, we had Cassidy Tuttle come on as a guest speaker. She shared how she has been able to take advantage of selling her own digital products and uses email funnels to make over $15,000 a month. If you missed our Brand Creators event, you can purchase the recording now. There are some great insights that will help you grow your own brand. We walk you through how to create content and how to get traffic and monetize your site.     There you have it! I hope you learned something from our hot seat session reviewing how to take existing traffic and turn it into profits and a growing email list. Remember, business drives traffic and offers. Whether you start a brand from scratch or purchase a website, it’s important to understand what areas of the business to look at and where to focus your attention so you can grow your brand from the start.   As always, I am here for you, I believe in you and am rooting for you. It’s time for you to take action and go rock your brand. Take-Aways From Today’s Episode * My Initial Evaluation of the Website (3:59) * Don’t Wait to Create a Digital Product (10:10) * Brand Creators Virtual Event Take-Aways  (11:50) Links   * Take Action Crew: http://takeactioncrew.com. * Coffee Talk: https://brandcreators.com/coffee * Playbook: http://brandcreatorsbook.com * Checklist: https://brandcreators.com/checklist * Brand Creators Event: Grab Your BAL Recording HERE Quote: It’s important to understand what areas of the business to look at and where to focus your attention so you can grow your brand from the start.
21 min
Tech Money Talks The #1 Dropshipping Podcast With E-commerce Professional Dropshipper Brian McCumber
Tech Money Talks The #1 Dropshipping Podcast With E-commerce Professional Dropshipper Brian McCumber
Brian McCumber @techmoneytalks
Jeff Lerner, The Millionaire Shortcut, Broke Jazz To $50 Million Dollar Online Business, Speaks With Brian McCumber
We are fortunate to have Jeff Lerner as a Special Guest on Tech Money Talks. If you don't know who he is, then you're missing out big-time, because Jeff went from being a Broke Jazz Musician to producing over $50 million dollars with his online business. Jeff has an Amazing success story that has inspired millions After a decade of building multiple 8 figure online businesses and featured two times on the Inc 1000, Jeff decided to give back by teaching others the power and potential of building a digital business. Jeff is the founder of the Entre Institute where he has helped over 50,000 students become introduced to his digital real estate concept. Jeff is also a partner in an emerging software company and has a major presence online.  *******************************************  👍 SHOUT-OUT: GET YOUR FREE The Millionaire Shortcut Book https://millionairesecrets.com/brianm ✅ Dropshipping Without Paying For Ads using Drop Posting™ https://www.dropposting.com/go 🔴 FOLLOW Jeff Lerner: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jefflernerofficial/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Olcyw8n-4wNpRFTb_sbQQ Millionaire Secrets Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/06S4kRAvZkCUFLzi52ueD5 🔴 FOLLOW BRIAN MCCUMBER TECH MONEY TALKS: Tech Money Talks on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/techmoneytalks/  Tech Money Talks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techmoneytalks  Tech Money Talks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techmoneytalks  Tech Money Talks on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmccumber/  Tech Money Talks on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/techmoneytalks  Tech Money Talks on Web: https://www.TechMoneyTalks.com  ✅ FREE Access! Dropshipping Insiders Group  https://insiders.dropshipfunnels.com ✅ Dropship Funnels Done For You Service  https://www.DropshipFunnels.com ✅ Get Sales Without Paying For Ads! Dropship By Phone Course:  https://www.DropshipByPhone.com 👀 WATCH TECH MONEY TALKS ON YOUTUBE! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/techmoneytalks  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/techmoneytalks/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/techmoneytalks/support
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