Episodes
Today I'm thrilled to have Mike Yang back on the show, Mike is the founder and CEO of ManyChat, the leading chat marketing software in the world and the messaging software that I use for both my store and my blog. In this episode, we discuss a really cool feature that is going to fundamentally change the way ecommerce brands market their products, Instagram DM automation. DM automation is exciting because many store owners rely on Instagram to generate their sales. And now, the...
Published 09/15/21
In this solo episode, I teach you 9 different ways you can make money on Amazon without spending a lot of money. You’ll learn about the upfront costs and the revenue potential for each business model to determine if it’s worth your time. Because the Amazon marketplace is so large, there’s a huge opportunity for anyone looking to start a small side hustle or launch a full blown ecommerce business.
Published 09/09/21
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.
Published 09/01/21
Today I have my friend Joe Valley on the show. Joe is the co-owner of Quiet Light brokerage which is an online brokerage firm that helps you buy and sell businesses. I asked Joe to come on the podcast to discuss the overall online business market, how to sell your online business, the typical valuations he's seeing, and the Amazon FBA roll-up land grab that is going on right now.
Published 08/24/21
Today I have my friend Jeff Cohen back on the show. Jeff is the VP of marketing over at Seller Labs which is a company that specializes in Amazon tools and services. I use many of their tools today to run the Amazon side of my business and Jeff is one of my go-to guys when it comes to the latest Amazon policies and news. Today we're going to talk about the overall Amazon landscape in 2021, what lies ahead and what seasoned Amazon sellers are doing to grow their sales.
Published 08/18/21
Today I have my friend Natasha Takahashi back on the show. Natasha is the founder of the School Of Bots and she is my go to when it comes to bots and automation. In this episode, we discuss Instagram DM automation which is going to be a huge driver of sales for ecommerce. In fact, Instagram Automation is one of the main reasons that I'm building up my Instagram account right now.
Published 08/12/21
Today, I'm thrilled to have Keenya Kelly on the show. Keenya is the CEO of If You Brand It and she helps business owners develop multi-million dollar brands. Keenya is a TikTok and branding expert and she helped me get started on the TikTok platform. This episode was recorded about 3 months ago and since then, my TikTok account has grown to 47,000 subscribers. Today we're going to talk about how to use TikTok to market your business.
Published 08/05/21
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 EasyFitEbikeKit.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...
Published 07/28/21
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 EasyFitEbikeKit.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...
Published 07/20/21
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 15 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.
Published 07/14/21
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.
Published 07/07/21
It’s been a solid 5 years since I resigned from my day job so I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my experiences with unemployment and how to find out what makes you happy. In this episode, we're going to talk about happiness in the context of your career, your business, and your life and what it takes to feel fulfilled.
Published 06/30/21
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!
Published 06/22/21
Today I'm thrilled to have Corbett Barr back on the show. For all of you who don't remember Corbett from episode 45, he used to run a VC funded start-up, got totally burned out, and then decided start a business that suited his lifestyle. He's started many successful blogs and an incredible online business program called Fizzle which he has been running for almost a decade now. In this episode, we're going to talk about the creator economy.
Published 06/16/21
Today, I'm happy to have Ian Cleary on the show. Ian runs RazorSocial where he helps companies with their digital marketing efforts, and today we're going to talk about website design, content marketing, and how to do a full audit of your site for SEO and conversions. If you own a website of any kind, then this episode will improve your online sales!
Published 06/10/21
Today, I’m doing a solo episode to answer yet another question that I get asked all the time. Steve, how do you know when to quit your job? How do you know when to move on from your business? Well here’s my exact framework. Make sure you have a pen and paper handy before listening and please let me know what you think. Would love to know your score!
Published 06/03/21
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.
Published 05/27/21
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.
Published 05/20/21
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.
Published 05/12/21
In this special episode, I take a moment to reflect on my childhood and how being raised by 2 tiger parents affected my future as an entrepreneur. In addition, I discuss 3 life lessons (learned from my Asian parents) that everyone should follow in order to be successful in business and life.
Published 05/05/21
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.
Published 04/29/21
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. In this episode, she's teaches us her secrets.
Published 04/21/21
Luke Emery has a background in design and portrait painting. So he decided to utilize these skills and his e-commerce experience to start a business selling custom pet portraits. Van Woof specializes in putting your dog or cat into a Renaissance-style oil painting, as if they really posed for the portrait.   This business makes $3500 per day on Etsy today.
Published 04/19/21
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.
Published 04/15/21
For many of us, our choices in life are heavily influenced by our environment. We are born into a society that tells us how to pick a career path and we are given a set of rules and goals at an early age. These rules often determine our path in life. In this episode, you will learn the 5 pillars of career fulfillment, how to prioritize them, and most importantly, how to avoid getting stuck in a career you hate.
Published 04/07/21