Today's guest, Harry Campbell, is founder and CEO of The Rideshare Guy, the largest blog for drivers and other on-demand workers across the world with over half a million pageviews a month.
Harry used to be an aerospace engineer, and he started driving for Uber and Lyft as a money-making hobby. In this interview, Harry shares how he turned passion for his hobby into an online business.
Harry adds a personal touch to every part of his business: the brand, the marketing and the direct communication with users. He still responds to every email he receives, with meaningful content, and he connects with other people in the the transportation industry via Twitter.
We're going to learn how Harry transitioned from a full-time engineering job to running an online business, how he grows his business by forming relationships, and how he monetizes his blog content.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/033
Today's guest, David Anderson, is Founder and Sales Consultant at Nitro Sales Team, where he has formed a community that teaches business owners how to qualify leads, close deals, and increase their revenue.
David has over 12 years of sales experience: he started door-to-door sales when he was only 14, and he started making money off of his first website in 5th grade. David has also been homeless multiple times in his life to chase his dreams as an entrepreneur.
David emphasizes the fundamentals of sales, the importance of selling yourself, properly communicating your value, being a go-giver and helping people understand what their needs are. We're going to learn how to qualify a lead, improve your business' revenue, and how to balance high tech sales solutions with a personal touch.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/032
Today's guest, Wade Foster, is co-founder and CEO of Zapier, the easiest way to sync data between web apps. Wade is an alumni of the University of Missouri, Startup Weekend, and Y Combinator. He now runs Zapier from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Zapier focused on revenue growth after graduating Y Combinator, and it has grown to nearly 1 million users with only a little over $1 million in funding. The service is also growing to include more multi-step Zaps to further improve the lives of their users, and the users of applications they are partnered with. Strategic partners have been vital for growing Zapier and the products offered.
We're going to learn how strategic partnerships are key to growth, how to run a remote company, and how focusing on revenue is so much more important than just focusing on users.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/031.
Today's guest, Jason Zook, is best known for being the guy that made over$1,000,000 wearing t-shirts for a living and selling his last nametwice. He wrote the first ever fully sponsored book, calledCreativity for Sale, and most recently sold his future. Wehad a great time talking about how everyone can tap into theircreativity.
Jason's current endeavor is all about buying his future. For$1,200, the purchaser buys everything he has created in the pastand everything he will create in the future. "What I want is togive someone an immense amount of value, for an amount of money Ifeel good about."
It all came from the question, "What if I didn't have to sellthings anymore?"
We're going to learn how to tap into our creativity, theimportance of authenticity, and why sometimes we need toshut out the noise of technology and the internet to come up withour best ideas.
You can also access this interview at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/ep-30-jason-zook/