How do you bootstrap a profitable outsourcing company?
Joining me in this interview is Abhishek Rungta, founder of Indus Net Technologies, an Indian company that started out with just him doing door-to-door sales and has grown to about 450 engineers and designers. Grab this interview and you’ll hear how mastering online sales helped him build up his company.
I thought Mr. Confidence, Timothy Sykes, was going to return to Mixergy to reveal his blog’s 2010 revenue (he did, $1.3 million) and crow about the successful launch of his two new businesses, Investimonials & Profit.ly. But instead of talking up his successes, he decided to have a public airing of all the mistakes he made last year while trying to grow beyond blogging.
Laura Roeder runs a training company which teaches small businesses how to create fame using social media and online marketing. Last year, she says her business generated about $300,000 in revenue.
I invited her to Mixergy to teach how she built her business. We covered everything from how she created the first product that she sold, to how she got her audience, to what ideas she needed to communicate to convert that audience into paying customers. We also detailed the specific software you can use to create a similar business.
Paul Farnell is proud that he launched Litmus with a used computer and a few hundred bucks, instead of raising money for his company from investors.
But starting a business with little money meant he needed a lot of hustle, and you’ll hear him talk very openly about the feats he pulled off. I was going to add a few examples to this intro to give you a sense of how he did it, but I think you’ll miss the value if I take them out of context. Instead, I’ll tell you that if you trust me at all to steer you towards ideas you need to hear, you should grab this interview ASAP.
At the start of 2010, I made a commitment to post a new Mixergy interview with a remarkable entrepreneur every weekday. It was exhausting at first, but by the end of the year my work was drastically improved in every way (quality of interviews, audience size, access to interviewees, etc.).
This year, I want to further increase the quality of my work by creating products so good that my audience would be willing to pay for them. The problem is…