The My Wife Quit Her Job Podcast With Steve Chou
Summary: A podcast about entrepreneurs who quit their jobs to start successful online businesses. Through a series of personal interviews, Steve extracts the little details and the exact strategies that contributed to their success. All of the entrepreneurs featured on the show bootstrapped their businesses from the ground up and hustled their way to the top without risking their life savings, without sacrificing their relationships by working 100 hour weeks and without needing extensive technical knowledge. There is no fluff and every episode is packed with actionable takeaways.
Today I have my friend Joe Nicoletti with me on the show and Joe is probably one of the most successful online course creators that I know. He’s sold over 25,000 courses which is a ridiculous amount and he’s got this great down to earth and step by step teaching style that everyone loves. In this episode, you'll learn how he started from nothing and built a 7 figure business with no audience of his own.
Today I’m thrilled to have Edward Ruffin on the show. Edward is in charge of sponsored products ads over at Sellers Labs and he was one of the speakers at this past years Sellers Summit. During the event, I really got to know Edward well and I discovered that the man is truly a sponsored products ads fanatic and he lives and breathes it 24/7. So today, I brought Edward on the show to talk about the latest and greatest with Amazon ads. Enjoy the show!
Scott Voelker of The Amazing Seller, Greg Mercer Of Jungle Scout, Mike Jackness of EcomCrew and I are launching a brand new show called The 5 Minute Pitch. What is the 5 Minute Pitch? It's a Shark Tank like show where we'll be giving away 50,000 dollars to one lucky business. 32 companies will be selected to pitch Greg, Scott, Mike and I and the winner will be selected on a live show with all of us. It's going to be an awesome show and we're going to start filming in the fall. If you are interested in submitting your business, head on over to 5minutepitch.com.
Today I’m thrilled to have Ben Beck on the show. Ben is someone who I met randomly during lunch at Social Media Marketing World. I sat down at a table and Ben started talking about chatbots which is a topic that I’m really into right now. Anyway Ben is an entrepreneur, marketing consultant and author of the weekly monthly column on the Clear Voice blog and today, we are going to talk about the practical applications of Facebook Messenger chatbots
My wife just closed the mid year books so today I’m going to breakdown the numbers for the first half of 2018 for BumblebeeLinens.com. I'm going to talk about our how online store performed in the first half of 2018 and why 2018 has been one of the toughest years for us so far. I'll also go over what's been working well for us and how we've managed to maintain growth despite the adversity. It's going to be a short but sweet episode. Enjoy!
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.
Today I’m thrilled to have Ilana Wechsler on the show. Ilana is someone who I met randomly at the Traffic and Conversions Summit in San Diego. She founded Green Arrow Digital where she runs pay per click marketing for other businesses. In fact, her bread and butter is the Google Display Network which is the only ad network that I have never been able to make profitable. So today we’re going to learn how to run profitable Google Display Network ads.
Mikael Yang is someone who I was introduced to by Nathan Barry and we met at Andrew Warner’s whiskey party at Social Media Marketing World. He is the founder of ManyChat, the leading Facebook messenger chat software on the market and it’s actually the chat software that I’m currently using for my store and blog. Today, we’re going to pick Mikael’s brain about some of the current and future applications of Facebook chat as well as why he decided to start his business.
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 and both of them 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 today.
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!
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 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. Today, we’re going to do a recap on what worked, what didn’t and some key takeaways from the sessions.
Today I brought my buddy Chandler Bolt on the show. Chandler is someone I met at a Fincon meeting in San Francisco. Then I saw him briefly again at Social Media Marketing World and knew I wanted to have him on the podcast. Chandler runs Self Publishing School where he teaches others how to write and self publish your first book in 3 months working 30 minutes per day. He’s the author of multiple best selling books and he’s an expert when it comes to going out on your own in the book business. Enjoy the episode!
Today I’m thrilled to have Alisa Meredith on the show. Alisa is the content marketing manager over at Tailwind and she’s a Pinterest expert. Now Pinterest is one of my top social media traffic sources but over the past year or so, Pinterest has made a bunch of changes to their ranking algorithms. So I asked Alisa to come on the show today to talk about what’s working today in Pinterest land.
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 process for testing products so that he knows it will sell before he spends a lot of development money on a project. Enjoy the show!
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, today we are going to talk about some interesting statistics regarding the ecommerce landscape based on the members in his community.