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The company behind Silicon Valley’s dirty little secret

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Feb 27, 2017
There’s a dirty little secret in tech, in Silicon Valley, and I bought into it. The idea is that you use an app to take a photo of a receipt and it magically gets transcribed into the expense app you’re using. It feels like a machine but it’s not. The magic is that it’s actually people...

How getting burned by a developer inspired SD Squared Labs

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Feb 21, 2017
Joining me today is Sachin Dev Duggal. I know him as the guy who created Nivio, a company that actually let you get Windows apps on your freaking iPad, and it was all legal. It was this beautiful thing. People loved it. And he sold it. I thought we were going to do an interview about that and...

I enter the ring with Empire Flippers founder Justin Cooke

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Jan 13, 2017
Today’s guest is Justin Cooke, the founder of a marketplace where people go and buy and sell websites. I spent 25 minutes talking to people in his industry to make sure that he wasn’t just a nice guy who happens to have been a long-term Mixergy listener who is going to take...

Two taboo topics with James Altucher

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Nov 21, 2016
I got an email from James Altucher, who I’ve had here on Mixergy several times, and he said, “Hey Andrew, just wanted to mention some things that have changed since I was last on your podcast.” Usually that’s kind of a boring email, but James had me. There were a lot of lines in there...

How a founder grew his software by wowing customers with support

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Aug 31, 2016
Back in 2011, I was really struggling to book guests on Mixergy. Part of the struggle was that I was starting to invite so many people to do interviews that I had a hard time of keeping track. If one person said yes to one date and then another person said yes to the exact same date, it would be...

DesignCrowd founder doesn’t do interviews (except for this one)

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Jun 20, 2016
A few months ago we had a sponsor named DesignCrowd that I talked about a couple of times in interviews. But in private, my team and I were saying, “Those guys are making bank.” But we couldn’t really figure out how big they were. The more we looked into it, the more impressed...
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How to build a location independent team

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Jun 14, 2016
Alvaro Oliveira is the VP of Talent Operations at Toptal, an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers and designers in the world.

How to use SEO hacks to get proof of concept

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Apr 27, 2016
Joining me today is a Mixergy fan was working at Amazon and had this crazy idea—why not create a product and sell it on Amazon? So he ran a test—which I think is really interesting—and when the test was successful he went for it. He built the business and now Joerg Kundrath is the...

An uncomfortably revealing interview with John Lee Dumas of EOFire (Live from Podcasters Paradise)

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Jan 4, 2016
I asked John to reveal stuff that most people wouldn't feel comfortable revealing about his relationship, about his mentor, and about....

The marketing techniques behind the success of Electric Styles

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Oct 19, 2015
Joining me is a Mixergy fan who wondered what would happen if he took everything he knew about online marketing and...

How to make over $1,000,000 with Excel tutorials

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Aug 26, 2015
The town where Purna built his company is so small that...
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How to productize your service (And break free of hourly billing)

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Feb 24, 2015
Brian Casel was billing by the hour and chained to his business. But after he learned what he’s going to teach you today, he was able to take a weeklong family vacation, and his business kept running without him...

Why programming isn’t a pre-requisite to launch a tech startup

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Jan 30, 2015
One of the surprising things I learned is that some of the well-known tech companies, don't do all of their own...

How Tony Karrer revolutionized how startups transform their ideas into smart mobile apps

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Jan 9, 2015
Joining me is a CTO who realized that a lot of the companies he worked for hit a point where they just didn't need him any more. Instead of seeing it as a problem, he saw it as an opportunity. Tony Karrer is an entrepreneur who created...

How two high school buddies grew TaskUs to $13MM in 5 years

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Aug 15, 2014
Today I want to reveal something about business that most people don't know...

How did a struggling online marketer create a profitable software company?

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Jul 21, 2014
Today's guest is here to talk about how he bootstrapped his company--and turned it around after things weren't going as planned...

How to systemize business processes (So your company will grow while you’re away)

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Jun 9, 2014
I took a full month off and Mixergy kept going as if I was here. I had my first child and while I spent time with him, my interviews kept getting published. Customers were taken care of. And my audience grew...

How a husband and wife grew a self-funded, part-time business to over $8,000,000

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May 16, 2014
This is the story of a part-time business that turned into a multi-million dollar company. One Click Ventures owns a network of online stores that sell reading glasses, sunglasses, scarves and handbags....

The App development tactics in this interview are not for everyone (but definitely worth hearing)

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May 9, 2014
Today I'm featuring the kind of mobile app entrepreneur that you don't usually see interviewed. Instead of working hard to create an app that takes off...

How a 3rd year Ph.D student dropped out to commit 100% to his startup, Olark

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Apr 25, 2014
Today’s interviewee turned me down for years because he said he wasn’t ready to come on the program. Finally, a few days ago, he said yes. Find out what happened that gave him urgency to be interviewed by me. Ben Congleton is the CEO and Co-founder of Olark.com which is a lightweight...

Information product, SaaS, or physical product? Know the pros and cons of each BEFORE you launch

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Apr 23, 2014
Why would a founder who did $250,000 in revenue his first year say he'd never build a similar business again?

How to work with virtual staff so you can buy more time and be more productive

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Apr 2, 2014
Do you know how it seems that everyone is hiring an outsourced staff these days?

The story behind launching oDesk

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Mar 19, 2014
In 2005, two friends wanted to work together even though one of them was in the US and the other in Greece. They created...
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How to grow your company (By using a remote team)

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Mar 11, 2014
In this course, Jason shows you how to create rapid fire communication, prevent a remote team from flatlining, and create loyalty by letting them blow off some steam....

How to buy a site that already exists and grow it

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Feb 10, 2014
I'm tailoring this interview for someone who has no idea what kind of company to create and is open to the idea...

How to create opportunity by saying ‘No’ to new ideas

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Jan 27, 2014
Do you ever feel like you're taking on too many projects and can't cut back to just one?
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How to develop software (Even if you’re NOT a developer)

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Oct 15, 2013
Sam Ovens had a great software idea. He even had customers willing to pay for it, and it wasn’t even built yet. There was just one problem: Sam isn’t a developer...

Who Builds A Multi-Million Dollar Business As A Teenager And Gives It Away?

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Sep 27, 2013
A few weeks ago I got an email from a guy named Mark Zhang who said he's a freedom fighter from Canada who's living in Singapore. He found someone in Singapore that I should interview...

Envato: How Do You Really Scale A Startup?

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Aug 26, 2013
How do you take a company that's a startup and scale it into a big business that can actually grow without you?
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How to pre-sell (Even if you don’t have a product)

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Aug 7, 2013
Geordie Wardman spent $15,000 to start his own daily deals site, and it looked fantastic. “I went into the market just in love with the idea...”

From Broke MMA Fighter To Profitable Ad-Buying Entrepreneur

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Jul 3, 2013
How did a mixed marshall arts fighter build a profitable business that buys ads for its clients?
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How to find a niche for mobile apps (Even if you don’t have the perfect app idea)

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Jun 24, 2013
There’s a secret ingredient for building a profitable app...

TopTal: How To Hire The Right Software Developers (The First Time)

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Feb 4, 2013
How does a founder who has trouble hiring end up building a multimillion dollar talent acquisition company?

InChek: From Self-Help Tapes To Multi-Million Dollar Company

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Jan 28, 2013
How does a student who listens to a self-help tape end up building a multi-million dollar company?
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How to hire and manage the best remote team (So you only have to do it once)

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Dec 3, 2012
Ross Kimarovsky spent weeks trying to recruit an engineer. He talked to local engineer associations, read countless resumes, and conducted a lot of interviews. But...
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How to get a team of remote people to help you build your business (Even if you don’t think of yourself as a manager)

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Oct 8, 2012
Ryan Carson says that a single mistake cost him $40,000. Ryan, founder of educational site Treehouse, says the worst part wasn't even the money. The most painful part was...
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How to get more links to your site (Especially if you don’t buy into SEO)

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Aug 27, 2012
Zeke Camusio says that unless you do this one thing, “you’re not going to rank for anything.” Zeke, author of The Internet Marketing Bible and the founder of the Outsourcing Company, says the top 200 SEO experts in the world agree: you must do this to rank at the top of Google searches. It’s so important it...

SnapInspect: How To Find A Software Idea And Pre-Sell It Before It’s Built (Without Any Coding Skills Or Capital)

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Aug 13, 2012
In this interview you'll discover the secret tactics that Sam used to get his company quickly off the ground, profitable and with no risk...

FlockStocks: Wait Till You See How She Built A Business Selling Feathers. (Yeah, Feathers)

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Jul 16, 2012
Want to learn how to get Google to tell you which product to launch? Today's guest says Google helped her. We'll find out how it can help you too. Also, do you know the dangerous part of running a trend-based business? You probably do, but wait until you hear...
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How to do customer service right (And turn support into conversions)

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Jul 9, 2012
Sarah Hatter realized she was providing lousy support when a customer complained about her canned answers to his questions, so she changed the way customers felt about her company and even got them to promote her products to their friends. It was all done by providing great customer support, so we invited her to teach you how to do it.

HearAndPlay.com: Turning $70 Into A Multimillion Dollar Instruction Web Site

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Apr 23, 2012
How does a high school senior from the inner city turn $70 into a multimillion dollar instruction website? Jermaine Griggs is the founder of...

Exec: How Does A Lifecaster Create Multiple Hit Companies?

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Apr 18, 2012
How can a lifecaster who walks around with a camera on his hat, ends up creating multiple hit companies? Justin Kan is the founder of JustinTV where they do real time online broadcasting. He then created SocialCam for instant mobile broadcasting and TwitchTV for watching and sharing videos of people playing games. His latest startup says it can get you anything you want...
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How to create your profitable information product (even if you’re not a guru)

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Feb 15, 2012
After Greg Rollett found himself broke when his band’s 20-city tour was cancelled, he started creating information products for indie bands and later founded a company that helps people create their own information products. It was all done by understanding how to develop successful information products for any market, so we invited him to teach you how to do it.

vWorker: A Company With “No Choice But To Be Profitable”

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Dec 22, 2011
How can a founder who says he had "no choice but to be profitable" build one of the web's largest marketplace of outsourcers? Ian Ippolito is the founder of vWorker, formerly called "Rent a Coder"), a virtual employment agency that...
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Focus Tools

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Dec 18, 2011
It’s led by Ari Meisel, a serial entrepreneur, author and achievement architect.
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Outsource

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Dec 15, 2011
After starting an online tutoring company and working 12-18 hours a day, Liam Martin cut back to 20 hours a week — and his business grew faster. He did it using outsourcing techniques, so we invited him to teach you how to do it, in Mixergy’s Outsourcing course.

Systemize The Chaos Out Of Your Business

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Nov 22, 2011
How do you create systems for your business so you can delegate more of your work? Joining me is Kelly Azevedo who is a systems engineer who works with entrepreneurs to...

How To Use Videos To Get High-Quality Traffic

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Nov 16, 2011
How are marketers using video to get high-quality traffic? Turns out YouTube is the second biggest search engine, after Google. And just as, years ago, marketers built businesses on the back of Google's massive growth, today many are growing with YouTube. I invited the founder of Video Traffic Academy here to teach us how he does it.
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Outsourcing Mobile Apps

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Nov 5, 2011
After getting burned when a freelancer didn’t deliver the three projects he promised, Mike Moon and Quoc Bui figured out how to find great freelancers to create mobile apps that have been downloaded over 35 million times. It was all done through outsourcing, so we invited them to teach you how to do it.

Ubertor: Outsourcing The Niche

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Jul 22, 2011
He started by launching a website hosting business out of his parents house, doing the sales and 24-hour customer support himself. Everything changed when...
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Outsourcing Effectively

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Jun 14, 2011
Owen McGab Enaohwo wanted to reduce his daily workload, so he hired virtual assistants (VAs) to do tasks he didn’t have time to do and increased his productivity. It was all done by effective outsourcing, so we invited him to teach you how to do it.

… And Then Everything Changed

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Apr 18, 2011
Chris Jankulovski is a founder who had a life-altering experience. Afterwards, he was able to run faster, love more, travel more openly and build a profitable business. This story is...

How Emini Academy Built A Business Teaching Traders

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Apr 14, 2011
This is the story of how Chris Dunn, founder of Emini Academy, built a business teaching his day trading strategy online while traveling the world.

Just Watch This Interview. Trust Me. It’s Good.

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Apr 7, 2011
Every time I try to describe why you should grab Dan Shapiro's interview, I realize that my writing skills don't do this story justice. So I'm going to remind about all those times when you told me, "Andrew, you have too many interviews on Mixergy. Can't you just tell me which ones I should listen to?" I'm telling you now. Listen to this one. Dan is the co-founder of Ontela, a mobile photo site that he merged with Photobucket. Today...

How I Turned My Company Around When The Dot Com Bubble Burst

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Mar 28, 2011
While you may know Eric Kuhn as the creator of FoundersCard, a members-only community for leading entrepreneurs and innovators, I think you need to hear how he turned around his previous company. In 1997 Eric founded Varsity Books, and reached a height that few entrepreneurs achieve. He took the online college book seller company public. But soon after...
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Recruiting Interns

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Feb 20, 2011
- Where to find interns and why the best place is being overlooked by others. - You'll see screenshots of mistakes others are making and how you can avoid them. - How to ensure your interns get as much out of working with you as you get from their free help

Indus Net: From Door-To-Door Sales To A Multimillion Dollar Talent Supplier

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Jan 20, 2011
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.

Beanstalk: Bootstrapped, Run Virtually, Generating $1+ Mil Annually

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Nov 24, 2010
How do you crank out profitable web apps when you have no funding and are working with a virtual team? That's what Chris Nagele did, so I invited him to teach how he did it. Chris is the founder of Wildbit, a web software firm focused on building complex web applications that are easy to use. Wildbit has launched Beanstalk, a code collaboration, management, and deployment system, Newsberry, an email marketing system, and Postmark, an email delivery service for web apps. Each one of those apps is profitable, and...

The Surprising Problem With Earning Big Money In Online Marketing

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Nov 12, 2010
Rob Rawson says don't do what he did. Rob earned hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for several years using AdWords, affiliate programs, and SEO strategies. In this interview, you'll hear him explain how he did it -- and why he says you shouldn't copy his approach. You'll also hear about the outsourcing business he launched, how he travels the world while working remotely, and about Time Doctor, his upcoming time management software.

$80,000 A Month In App Sales By Outsourcing EVERYTHING

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Nov 4, 2010
When Mike Moon and Quoc Bui heard how profitable iPhone fart apps were, they decided to launch their own app business. Because they were inspired by the ideas in The Four Hour Work Week, they also decides to completely outsource their business. Their apps would be developed, designed and even promoted by people they found on outsourcing sites. As a result, their first app cost them only $2,000 to launch, but it brought about $100,000 in revenue. Listen to this program to hear how they built that app, and over a dozen others.

How Non-Developers Can Get Apps Made And Into The App Store

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Oct 26, 2010
I did this interview with a specific kind of person in mind: someone has an idea for an app, but doesn't have enough development experience to build it alone. If that's you, you're going to love this program with Ken Yarmosh, author of AppSavvy and creator of multiple mobile apps. Ken is an incredibly methodical teacher....

Being A Teenage Loser Led To The Creation Of Mixergy And Other Companies

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Sep 30, 2010
Maybe I open up too much in this one. In this program you're going to find out why being a teenage loser helped drive me to outwork other people, and how I forced myself to build a hit company. Because I don't have a guest scheduled for today, instead of my usual program where I interview others, I am posting an interview with a viewer named Owen McGab Enaohwo, who asked to interview me for his site, which helps people who want to hire a virtual assistant.

The Contagious Energy Of The Man Who Invested In Evite, Stubhub & Other Pioneers

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Jun 15, 2010
Spend a few minutes listening to Jon Staenberg in this interview and see if you're not ready to go out and invent the future. He has a contagious energy. The other thing you'll hear in this interview is how he...

How KISSMetrics Uses The Lean Startup Philosophy

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Apr 22, 2010
Hiten Shah wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on past business ideas (and you can in this video how painful those losses are to him). Then everything changed...

While We Worked At Our Desks, He Worked On All 7 Continents

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Dec 24, 2009
In 12 months, Kareem Mayan traveled to all 7 continents and brought his laptop along so he could keep doing his job from the road. The whole trip cost him under $30,000, so he actually grew his savings while he lived the adventure of a lifetime. I invited him to Mixergy to talk about how he did...

How Being Scrappy Made Grasshopper Profitable Within 2 Months

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Oct 26, 2009
In 2003, Siamak Taghaddos and his friend, David Hauser, launched a voicemail service. Within 2 months, the entrepreneurs were profitable. By the end of their first year, they did $423,504 in sales. By their 3rd year, they did $8.8 million. How did they do it? And what can you learn from the creative way they built Grasshopper into a profitable business and lifestyle brand? That's what I invited Siamak to Mixergy to talk about.

Affiliate Tips From The Man Who Built Affiliate Programs at Zappos.com, Shoes.com, and Edmunds.com

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Jun 29, 2009
Have you noticed that affiliate programs don’t make it to the cover magazines like BusinessWeek or Wired? Maybe it’s because affiliate programs aren’t as cool as social networks or aren’t as fun to talk about as iPhone apps. But I got to tell you, they’re a huge...

Is Exotic Travel The New Bootstrapping Technique?

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May 15, 2009
Sleeping in the office is one way to save money in the beginning days of a startup. Lea Woodward introduced me to another. She and her husband decided to travel so they could take advantage of the lower cost of living in other parts of the world. She came on Mixergy to tell her story and to teach you how to be location independent.

What Is Ruby On Rails? And A Bunch Of Other Answers You’ll Want To Have Before You Hire A Developer

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Mar 27, 2009
Have you ever gone to hire a web developer and realized that you don’t even know what the programming languages mean, let alone how to pick the right one? In the interview I recorded with Obie Fernandez, he explains the main web development languages and how to pick the right one.

How To Work While Traveling Like A Business Nomad

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Dec 17, 2008
Instead of working out of a cubicle, Kareem Mayan decided to travel the world and work remotely. As I write this, he’s in South Africa. Last month, he was in Argentina. Immediately before that, he was in Antarctica. To see where he is when you’re reading this, check out his site,...

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