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Noah Kagan Presents Noah Kagan

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 885 Ratings

The #1 podcast for entrepreneurs. Learn proven strategies to start and grow a business, improve productivity, and live a happier life. Hear from top performers in all industries. Guests include entrepreneurs, CEOs, consultants, and more.

    I Made $3.3M, Here’s How

    I Made $3.3M, Here’s How

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    In today's episode, I break down how I made $3.3 million last year and how I spent it. Now, this isn't about boasting; rather, it's a transparent look into the complexities of managing substantial sums of money. There’s a lot of misconceptions about personal wealth management out there so I wanted to help share some clarity on how I do things. 
    I’m super proud of where I’ve gotten to in recent years but managing this level of income presents a lot of challenges. I've been striving to streamline my finances, and you can join me on this journey. I hope you can be inspired and get rich as well. It’s a great feeling and I know you can do this too.
     
    In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    How to invest back into your business to foster future wealth.
    How to shield yourself from tax liabilities by using your personal projects as LLC’s.
    What does having lots of money really mean to life satisfaction?
    You’ll enjoy these things and a whole lot more.
     
    If you liked this episode about hacking your wealth, you’ll also enjoy an older episode we did with Jeff Rose from Wealth Hacker (YouTube channel) you can find that as episode 194 in this feed.
    I have also been sharing emails on my brutally honest advice on a variety of topics. People have been loving it. Sign up at noahkagan.com and join 350k other people who get juicy insights every week. 
     

    • 38 min
    Million-Dollar Solopreneurship with Justin Welsh (Classic)

    Million-Dollar Solopreneurship with Justin Welsh (Classic)

    My company AppSumo is running an insane giveaway right now, where we are giving away a Cybertruck! Go to http://appsumo.com/sumoday/ to enter
     Today we’re re-running our awesome episode with Justin Welsh! This guy is so IMPRESSIVE, and was one of our most popular episodes last year so we thought we’d put him in your ears once again. He runs a one-person business that does $1.7 million dollars a year, spends ZERO money on ads, and operates at a 94% margin! That’s right. He keeps most of the money.
    What’s amazing is that some solopreneurs like to hire freelancers and virtual assistants, but Justin does everything himself. And he still has time to go on vacations frequently.
    In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    How to turn one idea into multiple pieces of content
    The importance of being self-aware and accepting who you are
    How a panic attack influences the way Justin runs his business
    I had a lot of fun talking to Justin, so go check him out:
    On Twitter – @thejustinwelsh
    And his newsletter – justinwelsh.me/
    If you’ve ever wanted to learn about running a one-person business and scaling it using systems, then you’ll love this episode…. AGAIN!
    If you dig this episode and want to hear another successful Solopreneur story, go back and check out the conversation we did with Dan Koe, that’s 288 in this feed. 
    And if you enjoy listening to the podcast, I would really appreciate it if you left a review on Apple Podcasts to help more people find out about it. I might shout you out in the next episode!

    • 38 min
    Behind Patrick Bet-David’s $500M Net Worth

    Behind Patrick Bet-David’s $500M Net Worth

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    There's something truly inspiring about immigrants who overcome significant challenges to achieve remarkable success by coming to America. In today's episode, we're speaking with Patrick Bet-David, who is well on his way to becoming a billionaire. 
    We explore Patrick's remarkable journey, reflecting on growing up in war-torn Iran during the Islamic revolution, spending time in a refugee camp in Germany, and later serving in the US Military. From there, he transitioned to working for Morgan Stanley and TransAmerica before becoming their competitor and revolutionizing the entire insurance industry. Today, he owns 8 companies and recently sold one for a multi 9-figure sum.
    In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    How unconditional love and unconditional pain has shaped his unbreaking resilience
    How identifying your enemy can drive you to succeed
    How he won in the competitive field of insurance sales
    Enjoy these 3 things plus many nuggets along the way.
     
    If you dig this episode and want to hear another Refugee turned billionaire story, go back and check out the conversation we did with Andrew Viterb, that’s 296 in this feed. 
    Check out Patricks podcast PBD and his newest book Choose Your Enimies Wisely. His website is https://www.patrickbetdavid.com/ and you can find him on Instagram and Twitter.
    I have also been sharing emails on my brutally honest advice on a variety of topics. People have been loving it. Sign up at noahkagan.com and join 350k other people who get juicy insights every week.

    • 55 min
    How a Highschooler Got a $150,000 Job With Me

    How a Highschooler Got a $150,000 Job With Me

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    In today's episode it’s all about landing those big-paying jobs by working for free. That’s right, you heard me, that’s no pay today BUT… a huge one down the line, let’s call it ‘Prework’. Roll in the six or seven-figure paydays.
    I'll share how I snagged jobs and clients I wasn't qualified for; from my experience at mint.com, to how Jay Yang, Mitchel, Jeremy and Cameron all landed incredible opportunities working for me by going the extra mile. I'll break down how you can do the same and make it easy for people to hire you by putting a little extra effort in first.

    In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    How to stand out and why those generic "Can I Help You?" messages fall flat
    Where to uncover the hidden value your future employer is overlooking
    Make yourself indispensable by going above and beyond, even without being prompted.
    Enjoy these 3 things plus many nuggets along the way.
     
    If you dug this episode and you're a fresh-faced job seeker, don't miss out on more career wisdom ‘10 Career Tips For Ambitious People in Their Twenties’ you find that in episode 162 of this feed.
     
    FiveTaco is the easiest way to find software for solopreneurs, from productivity tools, to the latest AI tech to help run your business.
    I have also been sharing emails on my brutally honest advice on a variety of topics. People have been loving it. Sign up at noahkagan.com and join 350k other people who get juicy insights every week. 
     

    • 19 min
    My #1 Life Regret Is Relationships

    My #1 Life Regret Is Relationships

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    We’re back with our 3rd round of our ‘Brutally Honest’ series and this week it’s a deep one. I’m giving advice to my younger self again but this time it’s about relationships, specifically dating– but honestly most of this advice you can apply with adding anyone important in your life. 
    Now I wish I'd paid more attention to relationships when I was younger, more importantly I wish I’d paid more attention to the relationship I had with myself. My relationships with other people often mirrored how badly I felt about myself. Constructive communication and mutual respect are vital for navigating conflicts and building a strong foundation. Creating your ideal relationship requires effort, honesty, and a willingness to invest in yourself and your partner.
    So we’re going to explore everything I’ve learned about how to find the right person to share your life with. 
     
    In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    What should you look for in another person How to make yourself feel better How similar making money and developing physical fitness are to dating Enjoy these 3 things plus many nuggets along the way.
     
    Check out Mark Manson’s book Models, it helped me a ton to get over some of my issues,
    Also check Stephanie Rigg, she’s a certified relationship coach who helped me a lot too. 
    If you're hungry for more of these ‘Brutally Honest’ episodes, join me as I jump into the time machine to drop some serious wisdom on my younger self. You can hear the first 2 about Careers and Business, that’s episode 346 & episode 348 of this feed!

    Sign up for my email newsletter at noahkagan.com. People have been loving my brutally honest advice on a variety of topics. Join 350k+ subscribers at noahkagan.com.  

    • 26 min
    A 7-figure business with no-employees (Laura Roeder)

    A 7-figure business with no-employees (Laura Roeder)

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    This week, I caught up with Laura Roeder, a dear friend who also happens to be an exceptionally skilled businesswoman. She is the Founder of a coaching software business called Paperbell.
    We chat about handling envy, finding contentment, and happiness in our lives, both at work and personally. Laura's approach involves skipping traditional meetings, relying on freelancers, and keeping everyone on the same page with informal company updates.
    Laura's a master at dodging work in the best possible way—she's smart and super efficient with her time. Following her lead, you might just discover that a day's workload can be knocked out in just 2 hours.
    In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    When’s the right time to sell a business and do you actually need to if running the business is so damn easy. 
    The differences between selling SaaS products and courses.
    Learn how to manage company updates and maintain alignment without traditional meetings.
     
    Enjoy these 3 things plus more ear nuggets along the way.
    Check out Laura’s website and her coaching software company Paperbell.  
    If you're hungry for more efficiency tips to level up your business game, check out last week's episode, the second in our ‘Brutally Honest’ series. Join me as I jump into the time machine to drop some serious wisdom on my younger self about the do's and don'ts of business. You can hear that in episode 348 of this feed! 
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
885 Ratings

885 Ratings

Baskettman70 ,

This is the Business podcast that I needed!

I’ve been contemplating and looking for a business podcast to get inspiration and ideas… and Noah Kagan’s podcast hit the spot! Haven’t heard anything this good in awhile.

Lee8845 ,

Furiously taking notes on every episode!

I am so grateful to Noah and Team for this fun, action-packed podcast! Each episode is full of practical, authentic perspectives on a fantastic range of topics related to entrepreneurship.

This podcast has become my go to for inspiration in the sometimes lonely journey of building a business. I feel like Noah is my personal coach and cheerleader. Keep up the amazing work!

varun8 ,

Inspiring

Been following him for years & he really does give you a playbook to follow. Appreciate the honesty and authenticity.

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