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Have the guts to shut down a good business to build a great business

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Jan 9, 2017
Back in 2010, I interviewed a guy who was a Mixergy fan who had a good idea for a business that was doing well but wasn’t going to do great. So he did the gutsy thing and he scrapped that idea and he started a new company. I invited him to talk about how he did it and the guts involved in...

How a list nerd grew Ranker.com to 27,000,000 monthly visitors

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Jan 6, 2017
I was a jerk to today’s guest years ago. Here’s what happened. About six years ago, Clark Benson came on to do an interview with me and was really excited about this company he had just launched. It was called Ranker, but I didn’t want to talk to you about it. What I wanted to...

How a husband and wife turned proofreading into million dollar idea

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Sep 23, 2016
My focus is tech and software entrepreneurs who have big revenues or big exits. Today I’ve got an entrepreneur who’s not exactly tech, but I read about her story in a Business Insider article that was published about a year ago, how she and her husband were traveling through South...

How Spokeo is taking on Whitepages by bringing social data to people search

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Sep 9, 2016
I remember back in the mid-2000s the VCs and people in the tech community were really excited about the idea that just like Google searches for web pages, there were going to be these new search engines for people.  They were so hopped up about it. That’s the thing that was going to be...

How Ben Kirshner brought meritocracy to digital marketing

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Jul 13, 2016
Because I’ve been doing this for so long, I get recommendations for guests from people who’ve heard about Mixergy, who know about Mixergy’s history who want certain people to be interviewed here. A few months ago I got an email from a guy who said to me, “Andrew, you...

Exclusive: LessAccounting, the Startup That Challenged QuickBooks, Just Sold

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Jun 6, 2016
Six years ago I interviewed the founder of LessAccounting, which challenged the giant QuickBooks by doing less. It had fewer features, a cleaner designer and less clutter. In an exclusive Mixergy interview, the founders of LessAccounting, Allan Branch & Steven Bristol, are announcing that...

How Dollar Beard Club is hitting $8M in its first 8 months

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May 25, 2016
I was so skeptical of today’s guest’s revenue that I asked him to show me his Stripe data. He did and as you’ll see in this interview, I was SHOCKED when I saw the numbers. Chris Stoikos says he was the kind of guy who always had trouble focusing on one thing. At the time he...

How Russell Brunson solved the biggest challenge of online sales

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May 18, 2016
Today’s guest was selling things online and was really good at it, but he had this problem… It took a long time to make funnels. Frankly, that’s a problem that I have too. Every part of creating a sales experience is challenging. So, he said, “I’m going to build a...

Don’t be afraid to charge: “There is room for paid training and free training to coexist”

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Apr 18, 2016
Today we’re going to find out how today’s guest went from $5,000 a year t0 $500,000 a year. Joey Korenman is the founder of School of Motion, which is dedicated to premium motion design training. We’ll talk about what motion means and we’ll also talk about his upcoming...

How Laura Roeder used her tribe to pivot to $2.5M in just 18 months

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Apr 1, 2016
Joining me today is a repeat guest. Back in 2011 I got an email from Laura Roeder that said, “Hey, Andrew, you should interview me.” I liked how simply she built her business. She showed us how she did social media, how she was willing to do a webinar even if hardly anyone was watching. One...

BetterHelp founder on risking everything to bootstrap

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Mar 30, 2016
Listen to the nerve today’s guest had with his idea. He had this idea that maybe you wouldn’t want to go to a therapist’s office when you have an issue. Maybe in the world today, you don’t want to drive out and sit on a therapist’s couch and just talk, maybe you...

The clever marketing tactics that built the biggest daily deals aggregator in Australia

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Mar 2, 2016
Mixergy is for people who are actually building businesses or going to do it for real. Today, you’re about to meet one of those people. Rob Liu is a Mixergy member I met to get a sense of what he was doing, what he thought of the site and just to get to know him the way that I do with...

Then and now—A never released interview with Sujan Patel

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Feb 29, 2016
I’m here with an apology, not to you, my listener, but to my guest here today. Joining me is a guy who I recorded an interview with four years ago and I didn’t publish it. It was a great interview and I’m so embarrassed that it wasn’t published. In fact, we were going to...

How crippling shyness led to a business helping guys get confidence

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Feb 24, 2016
Joining me today is a guy who, at 25 years old, says he only kissed two girls. Then he read the book “The Game” about the pickup artist world. He started using the things that he’d learned, started teaching his own process. Richard L Ruina is now a dating coach and teaches how...

I sucked at interviewing the founder of Everipedia

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Feb 10, 2016
I wanted to have Mahbod Moghadam on Mixergy because, as one of the founders of Genius, he kept stirring things up and getting a lot of attention for a site that could otherwise be considered a boring annotation company. I wanted to understand how he got so much attention for that startup. I...

How a niche company is bringing guerrilla marketing to crowdfunding

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Jan 20, 2016
Today’s guest runs a marketing company–there are tons of those, a dime a dozen. But he’s got a twist. He’s focused. He’s really specialized. He’s helping people who have crowd funded projects get more funding. So you would only go to him and work with this...

GetApp’s business solution was so good that Google copied it

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Jan 18, 2016
Today’s guest realized that you could create a directory of software that businesses need. You could have ratings and reviews—and business would make buying decisions based on it. That’s it! There’s his business. Christophe Primault started the business in 2010 with a cofounder and 2015...

Sean D’Souza doesn’t want to grow his company!

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Dec 28, 2015
Sean D'Souza is making good money with his site. $500,000 per year. Consistently. Every year. He says he doesn't want more. He's happy. Comfortable. All good, thank you. Are you skeptical? Intrigued? Catch this interview. Trust me.

The ah-ha moments that led to $50,000,000 annual revenue

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Dec 23, 2015
In this interview you'll hear what led to today's guest quitting his job and...

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