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This is the podcast to listen If you ever wondered how to build a location independent income or wanted to learn how to build and run a successful remote business...

The purpose of the podcast is to interview and learn from successful remote entrepreneurs like digital nomads, expats, freelancers that managed to escape from the Matrix and created their own reality - remotely...

Topics we cover:
-> Outsourcing
-> Running a remote team
-> Freelancing strategies
-> Digital Nomad Lifestyle
-> Living as an expat

Visit:
www.remotepreneurs.com

Remotepreneurs Podcast Filip Will Stankovski

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This is the podcast to listen If you ever wondered how to build a location independent income or wanted to learn how to build and run a successful remote business...

The purpose of the podcast is to interview and learn from successful remote entrepreneurs like digital nomads, expats, freelancers that managed to escape from the Matrix and created their own reality - remotely...

Topics we cover:
-> Outsourcing
-> Running a remote team
-> Freelancing strategies
-> Digital Nomad Lifestyle
-> Living as an expat

Visit:
www.remotepreneurs.com

    Ep 50: Implementing a Simple Remote HR System with Tom Libelt

    Ep 50: Implementing a Simple Remote HR System with Tom Libelt

    Tom Libelt is the founder of Smart Brand Marketing.  His entrepreneurial journey went through the marketing world from SEO to publishing thousands of Kindle books and he finally landed onto creating online courses that sell.

    Remotrepreneur’s Insights


    Figure out What you Want to Do – There are different types of business. That’s why before you start a remote business, you need to find a direction and what you’re going to do.
    Develop a System – Create a manual or a list of instructions that will help new upcoming employees through the onboarding pipeline without your help.
    Let Your Team Build the Company’s Culture – Give your team members a voice in saying how things can run in the business. That way they create their own rules that they need to follow instead of your rules.

    Key Podcast Milestones

    03:43 – Tom’s early hustling years

    08:11 – Is socialism coming to the US?

    21:30 – What are the first steps towards building a remote business and team?

    33:47 – How to remove yourself from fulfillment?

    43:33 – Golden nuggets of HR

    47:07 – How long is Tom’s hiring process

    48:20 – Rewards for remote employees

    56:19 – How does Tom calculate expenses and profits

    Top Key Quotes

    “The first thing you need to do is what kind of a business you want to run. That’s the main thing because you can run all types of businesses. You can have an online information business, you can have a service business or just a coaching business. There are a lot of different things you can do. As a business owner, you have to figure out what it is that you’re going to do.”

    “I always think about the McDonald's model. If you go to McDonalds, they have systems set up in such a way where they can take any idiot off the street, show them the system and let them do the task. That’s beautiful and that’s the best thing you can hope for.”

    “Now with every employee, what do you do? Let’s get you into the system. If you’re a graphic designer, I want all the templates, Photoshop files so that I can just bring someone in and continue to work if you’re not necessary. Remote work takes the power away from the employee.”

    “You bring the new employee in fresh from the street. The first one is going to be the worst. You only want to do this with the new person because the old one is going to push back. If you have someone currently they are going to push hard. The way we fulfill is usually similar. If you have custom fulfillment you’re going to be screwed a lot. You need to productize as much as possible. Each one can be fairly productized. As you go through the operations, their job is to fold. One is to actually do the fulfillment, which initially you’re going to teach them. Their second job is taking everything you’re teaching them write it down in a system process. Essentially, you have steps to fulfillment.”

    “The second thing I’ve had done is I had the team create the rules of the company, themselves without me. They define the culture of the company. What kind of company are we going to be based on how they were interacting? The type of things we are not going to tolerate, etc.”

    Resources
    Socials

    Tom Libelt

    Remotepreneurs

    Books

    Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less – Sam Carpenter

    Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success – Phil Jackson

    Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable – Tim Grover

    Laws of Success by Napoleon Hill

    • 1 Std. 9 Min.
    Ep 49: Making Millions $ With Freelancing On Fiverr with Vasily Kichigin

    Ep 49: Making Millions $ With Freelancing On Fiverr with Vasily Kichigin

    Vasily Kichigin is one individual that has made a name for himself as a professional freelancer, an amazing and remarkable feat, considering his background as a professional tennis player.

    Remotrepreneur’s Insights


    Opt for a Fast Service – If you chose a remote career on Fiverr, go for a service that you can do quickly. That way you will go through more orders in less time.

    Build Your Personal Brand – If you’re planning to scale your Fiverr career, you should develop your own voice in a personal brand that will be a representation of your best work and services.

    Focus on Customer Experience – No matter what you’re selling, there will be always customers that might have some questions or complaints about your service. Always do follow-ups, check-ins, replies etc. You have to ensure the customer and that you care.


    Key Podcast Milestones

    04:20 – Why Vasily chose freelancing

    07:47 – Vasily’s start on Fiverr

    21:50 – How Vasily managed to freelance 0-30 orders per day on Fiverr

    33:30 – The moment when Vasily rang the bell on the Stock Exchange

    45:00 – What happened when everything collapsed

    57:12 – Vasily’s podcast

    01:04 – Questions from Vasily’s Instagram live

    Top Key Quotes

    “It’s important to know if you go on Fiverr or Upwork, you have to offer something that you could do fast. If it’s going to take you ages, then it’s going to go slow and you have to be patient. So, you have to find something you can do fast.”

    “It’s important to get out of the comfort zone if you’re going to be building a freelancing career. So, you have to work on your personal brand. It’s not required, but your personal brand is going to scale your freelancing career.”

    “You have to trust in people. If you don’t trust people, you can’t build a team. So, you have to take a risk but you have to be careful when you’re building a team.  Maybe you’re outsourcing some tasks without giving access to your Fiverr account at the beginning just to build trust.”

    “I think why it worked out for me is because I was going for customer experience, this is the most important. So, over-deliver, make sure the customer is happy, fast replies and obviously solve the problems.”

    “When someone orders a gig, you can actually use YouTube. So, create a shortcut to a YouTube video and then you can send it to clients right away as soon as he orders. That way the client is going to ask you less questions and they will use a FAQ where you can create those video messages.”

    “You can do multiple things very good. You have to pick one or two things, depending on what you do.”

    “Obviously in business and online space, you have short-term, which are working well, and long-term things. Long-term things, as we mentioned the podcast, for me the podcast would be long-term but it is, I’m still going to be back. But, right now, I’m focusing on writing a book. I actually started writing a book a year ago.”

    Resources
    Socials

    Vasily Kichigin

    Remotepreneurs

    https://www.freelancehustle.com/vasily/ - Vasily’s website

    Apps

    Whatsup

    Telegram

    • 1 Std. 26 Min.
    Ep 48: Learn How To Sell On Amazon With Beau Carbill

    Ep 48: Learn How To Sell On Amazon With Beau Carbill

    Beau Crabill is an Amazon Seller & educator in the Amazon space.

    He got started off on eBay at the age of 12 selling customized socks online. At age 15 he started with Amazon. Got suspended on amazon for doing business models that were allowed on eBay but not on Amazon. Went to Pepperdine for 5 days, left, and fast forward 7 months hit $1,000,000 in his business.

    Remotrepreneur’s Insights


    Spend Time Wisely – People spend a big portion of their day not being aware that what they’re investing is not getting their ROI. That’s why it’s important to even spend less time on things that are going to bring value.
    Give Yourself Time – Test what you’re doing to see if it’s worth pursuing. Give yourself a long period of time even a year if you have to.
    Self-reflect – Take some to realize what your long-term goals are. Running and building a business can be easier if you have goals to aspire to.

    Key Podcast Milestones

    03:48 – What inspired Beau to become an entrepreneur

    06:02 – Beau’s first attempt at business

    11:00 – Beau’s advice on keep on hustling even if you don’t get instant gratification

    13:30 – What to do if your business model doesn’t work

    15:45 – Is Beau a ‘one-man show’?

    20:00 – When it’s the right time to outsource

    25:00 – Dropshipping vs. Amazon?

    26:20 – Beau’s best Amazon strategy

    30:39 – Ways to sell on Amazon

    35:32 – How to win the Amazon Buy Box

    37:57 – How will COVID-19 change the Amazon business

    Top Key Quotes

    “If you look at people who are trying to start a business, everyone has 24h in a day but how much of those hours are wasted towards stuff that is not making you more money or getting to your goals?”

    “I think people spend a lot of time thinking about themselves, what Is their long-term goal or the impact they are trying to make. Before starting it or before pursuing a lot of action, try to pick apart and see what could go wrong, not in a negative way but try to prove yourself that you’re not the smartest person in the room.”

    “Give yourself a set period of time. Don’t let it be a month, give yourself six months or a year. Put your entire full focus on something you’re going to work on. If you come across problems, try to figure out is it because you’re not taking a lot of action because you’re not being smart enough or is it because you’re in the wrong business model.”

    “People that are trying to run a business for a year, five or six years, I know a lot of people in network marketing for several years and are not making any money. I think a lot about self-reflection and at night I think about what are my long-term goals, what am I going to do tomorrow, what am I going to do next month or next four or five years. Give yourself enough time to think about long-term goals. If what you’re doing right now doesn’t fit for that long-term then you may need to reevaluate what you’re doing.”

    “I actually don’t create my own brand on Amazon, I don’t dropship, I actually source from distributors. Think about Walmart or Target, big box stores or best buy, I practically do what they do. When you think of Best Buy, they sell thousands of thousands of products but they don’t own any of the brands. They source from the manufacturers, buy at a lower price and they sell retail at a higher price.”

    Resources

    beaucrabill.com/book

    Beau Crabill

    Beau Crabill

    Remotepreneurs

    • 50 Min.
    Ep 47: Crafting Your Ideal life Through Remote Careers with Anthony Cofrancesco

    Ep 47: Crafting Your Ideal life Through Remote Careers with Anthony Cofrancesco

    Anthony Cofrancesco is a 23-year-old travel hacker and entrepreneur based in Manila, Philippines.  In his first year of travel hacking, Anthony leveraged frequent flyer programs and credit card sign-up bonuses to travel over $19,000 for free. 80+ times per year Anthony jumps onto a plane while sleeping over 100+ nights in hotels. Anthony’s goal is to see every country in the world before he turns 25.

    Remotrepreneur’s Insights


    Develop Your Skillset – Before you go on to venture into a new business, you need to find what you’re passionate about and develop your skillset.

    Find the Right Company – The best way to have a successful remote career is to find the company you are passionate about and go for it.

    Look at The Right Places – Due to the coronavirus, employers are seeking remote workers all across the globe. The Internet offers a large variety of websites you can find a job on.


    Key Podcast Milestones

    04:55 – How did Anthony’s story start

    19:17 – What is PickFu?

    22:25 – How does PickFu work

    24:14 – How much does PickFu cost

    26:19 – Should you start a business or work with another business?

    29:51 – Anthony’s biggest struggle

    33:19 – How to craft your ideal lifestyle

    37:19 – Where to find a remote job

    39:21 – Did the virus change the digital nomad world

    44:22 – Where can you find Anthony

    Top Key Quotes

    “I thought that as time goes on this online business environment is not going to go away. Getting rapid feedback from when I build my own website and my own products before, I had million ideas on what might look good. Going with your gut can be a real dagger in your back sometimes. People are going to spend more money for assuring the direction that they want to go in, creative aspect or marketing strategy.”

    “Nike is not sitting there with millions of units of inventory that just never sells. It might have to discount it 70%. They might need to discount it heavily through different liquidation methods. The reason why average e-commerce sellers might be stuck with a ton of inventory vs. a brand like Nike is that before Nike launches a product they know so incredibly well what the customer is looking for, from the price point to the packaging to all other different aspects of the brand.”

    “Probably what makes the most sense is to work for someone else. Go find a remote job, something that gives you flexibility. Go and do it in a company that you’re passionate about.”

    “Getting a remote job is actually very easy especially if you have a real skill set coming from a previous job. What they don’t seem to understand is that you’re going to take a large pay cut in doing it, but it’s also pros and cons. When I walked from my job at Amazon, starting pay at VirtualGraphics was $2000 US a month. But, living in Manila it’s more than you need.”

    “Getting a remote job is very simple and very easy. It’s just about looking at the right places, looking at remote jobs and pitching yourself in the right way.”

    “The biggest thing to consider when you’re applying for a remote job is the barrier the employer is going to have when they hire you. They want to make sure if you want to do this lifestyle, you need to keep in mind that this is a bit different than a normal job and it’s going to require a discipline. So, what I would say is when you do find that job is make sure you have answers and questions that they want to ask.”

    Resources

    Socials

    Anthony Cofrancesco

    Remotepreneurs 🎙️

    • 49 Min.
    Ep 46: Why Start Your Dropship Business Post COVID-19 with Yakir Starosta

    Ep 46: Why Start Your Dropship Business Post COVID-19 with Yakir Starosta

    The virus shook the retail business and a lot of businesses are turning towards the e-commerce business. Be one of the first people that started their own dropshipping business during the COVID-19 crisis. To give us the full report on the current e-commerce waters is Yakir Starosta, a fellow remotepreneur and e-commerce expert who is currently running his dropshipping business from Bali.

    Remotrepreneur’s Insights


    Set Up a Shopify Account – Yakir explains why Shopify is one of the best platforms for starting your e-commerce business and tells us what kind of features the platform offers.

    Don’t Reinvent the Wheel – The best way to find what’s really working is to dabble into your competition’s websites and groups. Go for something that it’s proven to work.

    Get a Distributer – A major part of the e-commerce business is the distributor. Often times, 80% of the work relies in them because people are waiting for the product and home, which puts a lot of accent on how fast and efficient the distributor is.

    Good Marketing – It’s needless to say that you need great marketing to get you in front of the competition.  Try running some ads to catch people’s attention but also make them trust you.

    Key Podcast Milestones

    06:20 – How e-commerce changed during the COVID-19 crisis

    10:48 – How Yakir got into the e-commerce world

    16:00 – What would be the first step to start a dropshipping business from home

    23:30 – The second step of building your e-commerce business

    29:16 – Importance of reviews in the e-commerce world

    31:00 – How to get people to leave reviews

    33:05 – Why would somebody close a successful store

    37:33 – How much money do you need to automate your e-commerce business

    45:36 – What would happen if Asian dropshipping businesses get penalized?

    51:09 – The end goal of owning an e-commerce business

    Top Key Quotes

    “First, you need to understand that it’s not easy. It’s not as easy as taking $200 and turning into profit. That’s not really profitable these days. What I would really recommend is to think about it differently right now. To really think about where we are right now in the world and how consumer behavior is. Why and what kind of things would they buy?”

    “The most common way of running dropshipping stores is using Shopify as a host. It’s a great platform to create websites. You don’t need to know any coding. There are built-in themes, where there are drag and drop. If you’re having a little bit of an issue, you can reach out to customer support. They have one of the best customer support there is.”

    “Seeing dropshipping ads is one of the best ways to really learn and start gaining experience with what’s working and what isn’t. If you see an ad that has really good engagement, like millions of views, they are spending a lot of money on it, then there is no reason for them not to do it if they are not profitable.”

    “The thing about dropshipping from AliExpress or China is that it’s mostly low-ticket items. By low-ticket, I mean between $30 - $60 USD. So, the main thing is to create an impulsive reaction in the customer and get him to buy on the spot. Most customers don’t buy on the spot but you retarget them with ads. The main thing is to create really good and engaging ads.”

    Resources

    Freedom Surfer – Yakir’s recommendation for a website if you’re interested in registering a company

    Yakir Starosta

    Remotepreneurs 🎙

    • 1 Std. 2 Min.
    Ep 45: How To Build Your Airbnb Empire Remotely with Saurav Arya

    Ep 45: How To Build Your Airbnb Empire Remotely with Saurav Arya

    We all dream about building a business that will run on its own and traveling world, seeing the wonders of the world. Sometimes we have this notion that the two can’t mix together.

    Our guest today is here to prove the contrary. Saurav Arya is an IIT graduate who worked as a Vice President at MakeITDeals until he decided to take a gap year and follow his dream of traveling the world. He calls his journey, 'A Year Full Of Sundays'.

    He managed to spread his AirBnb business through multiple locations all over the world. On top of that, he just became a dad so that’s one more role added to his list of accomplishments.

    Remotrepreneur’s Insights


    Reviews Can Make or Break – Arya says that the search engine on Airbnb is designed to catch reviews, the number of listings, the seniority level of your Airbnb business. So, spend some time to get those reviews up for better results.
    Strike a Deal – Saurav says that he always chooses the profit-sharing model in cases where he is not sure about the market. To avoid putting risk on yourself don’t go for the yearly deal.
    Hire Staff for Maintenance – Your AirBnb business needs to be ready for upcoming guests. To do that you need a staff that needs to be managed. The best choice is to hire managers and cleaning people locally.

    Key Podcast Milestones

    03:55 – Saurav’s background

    07:45 – How Saurav got his first Airbnb property

    12:11 – The profit after costs in Airbnb rental

    14:33 – The downside of running an Airbnb business

    19:15 – Everything you need to maintain your Airbnb business

    25:14 – Saurav’s take on remotepreneurship and rental businesses

    26:29 – Is Bangalore a good place for digital nomads?

    30:13 – How does Saurav keep focused on work while he is traveling

    34:22 – Saurav’s story about “Small World”

    39:51 – How can you find Saurav

    Top Key Quotes

    “The search criteria on Airbnb is complex and it takes into account so many things. One of which is the profile of the host. How many reviews do you have? What are the types of reviews do you have? The number of listings. How senior are you in terms of hosting on Airbnb?”

    “Depending on the geography and other factors that come into place, if you are venturing into a market you are not sure about the return and you don’t want to put the entire risk on yourself, then it’s better to go with the profit-sharing model. Telling the owner not to go for a yearly deal.”

    “For different geographies, I have hired a manager who is supervising the housekeeping. I have to hire the housekeepers through an agency. In some cases, I have to hire them through references. They are aware of when they have to go. Also, sometimes the manager has to coordinate with them in case there is a requirement for housekeeping.”

    “At times you might need to hire in person not remotely. Sometimes it helps to fix up a meeting. For example, if I have to hire someone in Bangalore and just have to have a face-to-face conversation, I can build more trust over hiring someone remotely. “

    Resources

    Socials

    Saurav Arya

    Remotepreneurs 🎙️

    • 43 Min.

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Makavelli888 ,

Awesome Podcast!

Really love the speakers you invite.
Keep on going!

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