25 episodes

Start Yours is a podcast about what it’s like to start a business. We talk with entrepreneurs about ecommerce, dropshipping, and all things launching a business. Guests have gone through the headaches and triumphs of starting a business so you know what to expect (and what to avoid) when you start yours.

Start Yours | An ecommerce, dropshipping, and entrepreneurship podcast from Oberlo Oberlo

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9, 20 Ratings

Start Yours is a podcast about what it’s like to start a business. We talk with entrepreneurs about ecommerce, dropshipping, and all things launching a business. Guests have gone through the headaches and triumphs of starting a business so you know what to expect (and what to avoid) when you start yours.

    How One Store Made $70,000 in 30 Days During COVID

    How One Store Made $70,000 in 30 Days During COVID

    Starting a dropshipping business with a friend during a pandemic is a challenge that many new entrepreneurs may avoid, but Australian teenager dropshippers, Lachie and Taylor, saw a chance to run a month-long dropshipping experiment during COVID lockdown. 

    They chose to launch a store selling non-medical items that would be helpful to families during the lockdown and while doing so, use the time to test ad audiences, customer service techniques, as well as hitting their goals and embracing their failures along the way.

    In this episode of Start Yours, we talk bro-marketing, how to launch a store in an evening and what it takes to turn dropshipping from a hobby into a full-time career.

    As always, if you like the show, we’ve got a back catalogue full of episodes to listen to, so be sure to subscribe and check out Oberlo.com for blogs and updates.

    • 33 min
    Boost Your Sales With Better Product Photography

    Boost Your Sales With Better Product Photography

    "Good" product photography is the first step to getting a visitor to stay longer on your site, to click through, to learn more about what you do, and hopefully pull the trigger on a purchase.

    But what exactly is good photography, and how can you take professional images at home without investing in expensive gear? 

    To answer that, we've invited photographer Ben Waugh, an Aussie who is now living the #vanlife dream, being his own boss, creating incredible visual content for major brands, and photographing some of the world's most scenic locations.

    Listen to this episode to hear Ben share what 'good' photography actually means, what to invest in when it comes to photography gear and how we can improve our product shots with lighting and a couple of sneaky little tricks that make more sales.

    As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast, and if you do, please consider subscribing.

    We also got you covered for all things ecommerce, dropshipping, and entrepreneurship over at the Oberlo blog – oberlo.com/blog

    • 36 min
    How To Dominate TikTok... Without Dancing

    How To Dominate TikTok... Without Dancing

    This episode, we are talking with Jade Darmawangsa, an entrepreneur and digital strategist who started making Youtube videos in her garage when she was just 9 years old. Since then she dropped out of school, launched her own company and now her content exceeds 10 Million views via YouTube, Instagram and Tiktok…all of this and she’s only 19.

    Jade was an early content creator on TikTok, which has become one of the fastest growing social media platforms with over a 1 billion users. This is a huge HUGE landscape and as you’ll hear in today’s episode, it’s the wild west for companies and brands who want to stake their claim in the TikTok ether.

    Jade shares some incredible insights into how to win with the TikTok algorithm, how you can market your physical products on the platform and how NOT to stress about content creation and just... make it happen.

    As always we hope you enjoy the podcast and if you do, please consider subscribing.

    We also got you covered for all things ecommerce, dropshipping, and entrepreneurship over at the Oberlo blog – oberlo.com/blog.

    • 38 min
    Are digital nomads screwed? Well, not exactly.

    Are digital nomads screwed? Well, not exactly.

    We are all about location independence here at Oberlo. And no doubt, plenty of Oberlo users double as digital nomads. Which is awesome. Dropshipping has always been the perfect digital nomad gig.

    Then came COVID-19. And as much as coronavirus has sucked for all of us, it is especially problematic for all the digital nomads out there. After all, coronavirus has made traveling more or less impossible. It has turned the economy upside-down. And it has put a massive spotlight on healthcare. And as any digital nomad could tell you, sometimes the best places for doing the nomad thing aren’t the best places for seeking medical attention.

    To break down what coronavirus means for digital nomads, we are going to talk with Amanda Gaid. Amanda has been freelancing and country-hopping since 2014, and she actually wrote an ebook about digital nomads for Oberlo last year, so she is an experienced, card-carrying member of the digital nomad community. She was in Mexico when COVID-19 erupted, which is where we caught up with her.

    Amanda explains how COVID-19 laid her personal plans to waste, and what it has done to the digital nomad community at large. As painful as it's been, though, Amanda insists all is not lost. Not only does she cherish the lifestyle, but she explains why changes happening because of coronavirus – like businesses moving online and relying more on freelancers – might actually be an advantage for anyone with a digital nomad skillset.

    If you want to reach out, shoot a note to podcast at oberlo dot com. If you want to check out Amanda's ebook on being digital nomad, here's the link: https://www.oberlo.com/ebooks/digital-nomad.

    As always, we hope you enjoy the podcast, and if you do, please consider subscribing.

    • 26 min
    Meditate now. Your business will thank you later.

    Meditate now. Your business will thank you later.

    This episode is all about meditation. Not meditation as a spiritual practice. Not as a way to chill out. Nope – meditation as a business tool that can help you make more money. (And still be sane when it hits your account.)

    We have two awesome guests. First up is Cory Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Wisdom Labs, followed by Bill Duane, who has helped bring mindfulness and meditation to Google.

    Cory and Bill offer up loads of insights. They’ve seen and experienced first-hand what burnout does to people, and they share ideas that you can start implementing today, including:


    What meditation has to do with running a business
    The science behind why mindfulness is helpful for entrepreneurs
    How you can overcome even your most stressful business moments

    You won't be able to levitate by the end of the episode. That said, meditation can be a vital hack for anyone launching or growing their own business.

    If you like what you hear, there are plenty more episodes. We also got you covered for all things ecommerce, dropshipping, and entrepreneurship over at the Oberlo blog – oberlo.com/blog.

    • 49 min
    The right way to grow a business today (spoiler: bigger isn’t always better)

    The right way to grow a business today (spoiler: bigger isn’t always better)

    Two awesome guests joined us to explore how you can grow your business in this economy. 

    First up is author Mike Michalowicz. Mike has written a handful of books about business and entrepreneurship, including Profit First, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, and The Pumpkin Plan. His newest book comes out next week – Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business. Mike joined us to talk about what entrepreneurship looks like these days, with the economy seeming to kinda sorta be falling apart. We also dig into Fix This Next and Mike’s biggest tips for your business. 

    As we hit on in the podcast, Mike is a big advocate of the idea that bigger is not always better when it come to the size of your business. And our second guest, Courtney White, is living proof of that. 

    Courtney launched the beautiful ecommerce store Finer and Dandy, and she is living proof you don’t need to be making six figures a year on your store to have a thriving online business. She loves the community that has emerged around her brand, and she loves that she still has time to parent her three children and five (!) dogs. Courtney had a whole handful of side hustles before she landed on Finer and Dandy, we hit on those, we hit on her somewhat bizarre Instagram marketing strategy, and we also hit on how ecommerce has helped her find some confidence and some nerve that she didn’t know she had.

    You can visit Mike's website at mikemichalowicz.com/ and Courtney's website at www.fineranddandy.com/.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Great Team at Oberlo. Very interactive and amazing guests

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I love Oberlo! Seriously...best content.

I was already very pleased with the emails and YouTube videos but now podcasts?! You guys are amazing, always dropping the most valuable content. I just finished listening to my first episode which is the most recent, “You fail and you come back again” and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Notes taken! Thank you!

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I follow Oberlo on YouTube and I’m so stoked that there is a podcast now 🙌

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