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Sam Parr and Shaan Puri brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they bring on famous guests to brainstorm with them.

My First Million HubSpot Podcast Network

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    • 4.8 • 2.3K Ratings

Sam Parr and Shaan Puri brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they bring on famous guests to brainstorm with them.

    3 Genius Business Ideas We're 'Borrowing' From Syed Balkhi

    3 Genius Business Ideas We're 'Borrowing' From Syed Balkhi

    Episode 553: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) talk to Syed Balkhi about the business ideas he would go after if he wasn’t already running WPBeginner. 

    Watch Syed's $0 To +$100M story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzHdrQ5pDFo

    Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5

    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (3:30) Offshore bookkeeping
    (6:00) Level it up with reseller and white label
    (8:30) Sourcing your outsourced talent
    (12:00) Barnacle on the Whale: Quickbooks plugins
    (19:00) The most powerful idea of our generation
    (22:30) X but open source (x= popular platform)
    (27:30) Creating disproportionate value
    (31:30) Flavors of capital funds
    (39:30) Is $10-50M the perfect amount in the bank?
    (45:30) First you own your things, then they own you
    (47:30) The true cost of luxury
    (52:30) Paid marketing vs. acquiring resellers
    (58:00) Compounding goodwill is the best form of compounding


    Links:
    • Syed Balkhi Twitter - https://twitter.com/syedbalkhi
    • WPBeginner - https://www.wpbeginner.com/
    • Appflowy - https://www.appflowy.io/
    • Stability AI - https://stability.ai/
    • Cal.com - http://cal.com/
    • OSS Capital Twitter - http://tinyurl.com/ynvpmu7j
    • Automattic - https://automattic.com/
    • WooCommerce - https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/
    • CleanShot X - https://cleanshot.com/
    • GitLab - https://about.gitlab.com/
    • Guy Spier - https://www.guyspier.com/



    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth






    Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more.

    Other episodes you might enjoy:
    • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits

    • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

    • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto

    • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett

    • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates

    • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More

    • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Become A Better Writer In 60 Minutes (Masterclass)

    Become A Better Writer In 60 Minutes (Masterclass)

    Episode 552: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) teach the 3-step writing framework that helped them build +$10M newsletters. 
    Get Shaan’s writing course - https://maven.com/generalist/writing
    Get Sam’s writing course - https://copythat.com/
    Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (2:50) Why not how - Persuasion at scale
    (6:00) To write clearly, you must think clearly
    (7:00) Begin with the end in mind
    (10:30) Headlines not outlines
    (12:30) Warmup with copywork
    (15:30) Draft fast, incubate slow
    (16:30) Great writing is great editing
    (19:00) Build your swipe file
    (21:00) Don't bury the lead
    (23:30) Create a curiosity gap
    (25:00) Write like you talk
    (28:00) The voice memo test
    (30:30) Lower the reading level
    (32:00) How to tell a great story
    (34:30) Intention meets obstacle
    (38:00) High emotional stakes in a low stakes situation
    (39:00) Short sentences
    (41:00) Great writing has rhythm
    (44:00) Our favorite resources


    Links:
    • Hemingway Editor - https://hemingwayapp.com/
    • Neville Medhora on Louis C.K. - https://copywritingcourse.com/louis-ck-direct-video-sales/
    • The Hustle Writes about Hint Founder - http://tinyurl.com/2d537k7f
    • Hey.com - https://www.hey.com/
    • On Writing - http://tinyurl.com/5f334swt
    • Theo Von - https://www.theovon.com/


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd






    Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more.

    Other episodes you might enjoy:
    • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits

    • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

    • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto

    • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett

    • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates

    • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More

    • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

    • 59 min
    3 Niche Business Ideas We Thought Would Fail… But Actually Crushed It

    3 Niche Business Ideas We Thought Would Fail… But Actually Crushed It

    Episode 551: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) were wrong. How wrong? You’ll have to listen to find out. 


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (1:00) Jenni AI’s rise from $2k MRR to $300K MRR
    (4:00) The zoom-in pivot
    (7:00) First 100 customers
    (12:30) Fortune favors the bold
    (16:30) How to do a TikTok ad right
    (24:00) Sam's mea culpa: Hostage Tape update
    (27:30) Shaan's $500M L
    (34:00) How to pick the right market
    (44:00) Jason Kelce > Travis Kelce
    (48:00) Tracy Chapman's beacon of authenticity


    Links:
    • Jenni - https://jenni.ai/
    • The Mom Test - http://tinyurl.com/va428xyz
    • David Park Twitter - https://twitter.com/Davidjpark96
    • Hostage Tape - https://hostagetape.com/
    • Flo Health - https://flo.health/
    • Palta Pitch Deck - http://tinyurl.com/ycf7e5hn
    • Tracy Chapman on Charlie Rose - https://charlierose.com/videos/11899


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd






    Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more.

    Other episodes you might enjoy:
    • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits

    • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

    • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto

    • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett

    • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates

    • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More

    • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

    • 1 hr 6 min
    My Mom Started a $1M Side Hustle In Her 50's

    My Mom Started a $1M Side Hustle In Her 50's

    Episode 550: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) tell how Sam’s mother-in-law built a million-dollar Etsy store out of nothing. 


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (0:30) Sam rents his nemesis’s house
    (2:00) Should we kiss?
    (4:00) Sam's mother-in-law's pillow hustle
    (14:30) Mad Muscles
    (21:00) How to know which entrepreneurs to bet on
    (26:00) Dumpster enterprises
    (29:00) Niche lead gen business blueprint
    (33:00) The Review No One Asked Us For: Apple Vision Pro
    (43:00) uBiome’s $100M scam update: Happy ending?


    Links:
    • Smithy Home Couture - https://smithyhomecouture.com/
    • Mad Muscles - https://www.facebook.com/MadMusclesApp
    • Amo Publishing - https://amo.tech/company/amo-publishing
    • Dumpster Enterprises - https://dumpsterenterprises.com/
    • Apple Vision Pro - https://www.apple.com/apple-vision-pro
    • Paul Buchheit post - http://tinyurl.com/4wzvnb7s


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    • Try Shepherd Out - https://www.supportshepherd.com/
    • Shaan's Personal Assistant System - http://shaanpuri.com/remoteassistant
    • Power Writing Course - https://maven.com/generalist/writing
    • Small Boy Newsletter - https://smallboy.co/
    • Daily Newsletter - https://www.shaanpuri.com/

    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth






    Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more.

    Other episodes you might enjoy:
    • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits

    • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

    • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto

    • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett

    • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates

    • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More

    • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

    • 58 min
    What Stock Would Warren Buffett Buy If He Started Over In 2024?

    What Stock Would Warren Buffett Buy If He Started Over In 2024?

    Episode 549: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) bring you the first annual MFM Stock-a-palooza. Sam and Shaan go head-to-head with their #1 stock picks. 

    No more small boy spreadsheets, build your business on the free HubSpot CRM: https://mfmpod.link/hrd

    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (3:00) Rules of Stock-a-palooza
    (7:30) 5 reasons to buy brands not stocks
    (9:30) Shaan's stock pick: TKO
    (18:30) But the risks...
    (21:00) Forecast: Rising micro tide
    (27:30) Sam's rule: Numbers be damned
    (29:00) LVMH model
    (33:00) Sam's pick: Ferrari
    (36:00) The ultimate brand play: Exclusivity
    (43:30) The downsides
    (49:00) Lamborghini’s revenge



    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth

    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    • Try Shepherd Out - https://www.supportshepherd.com/
    • Shaan's Personal Assistant System - http://shaanpuri.com/remoteassistant
    • Power Writing Course - https://maven.com/generalist/writing
    • Small Boy Newsletter - https://smallboy.co/
    • Daily Newsletter - https://www.shaanpuri.com/





    Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more.

    Other episodes you might enjoy:
    • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits

    • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

    • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto

    • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett

    • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates

    • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More

    • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

    • 58 min
    The Story Behind The $1.5B Pornhub Curse

    The Story Behind The $1.5B Pornhub Curse

    Episode 548: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) tell you the greek tragedy behind the Pornhub empire. If you like stories about nerds taking over, arson, secret billionaires and….foosball tables, you’re going to like this episode. 

    No more small boy spreadsheets, build your business on the free HubSpot CRM: https://mfmpod.link/hrd


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Intro
    (2:00) Who's the new king of porn?
    (16:00) Bill Ackman vs Pornhub
    (24:00) Pornhub's $77M exit
    (29:30)The reality distortion of entertainment businesses
    (35:30) Sam shrinks Shaan
    (38:00) DuckDuckGo in the top 10?!?


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    • Try Shepherd Out - https://www.supportshepherd.com/
    • Shaan's Personal Assistant System - http://shaanpuri.com/remoteassistant
    • Power Writing Course - https://maven.com/generalist/writing
    • Small Boy Newsletter - https://smallboy.co/
    • Daily Newsletter - https://www.shaanpuri.com/

    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth





    Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more.

    Other episodes you might enjoy:
    • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits

    • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future

    • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto

    • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett

    • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates

    • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More

    • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Trev46593 ,

Great Listen

The pod is informative, witty & thought-provoking. Kudos to the guys they’re doing it right with this one!

Caballero Andante ,

Episode 548 Pornhub Story

Killed it with Episode 548! Story telling and reflection at its best!

Spencemk1 ,

Love these guys

Shaan and Sam don’t miss. Every episode has some great wisdom or a practical framework to use. I never miss an episode

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