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Noah Kagan Presents Noah Kagan

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 890 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.

    My 3-Step Book Marketing System

    My 3-Step Book Marketing System

    My book Million Dollar Weekend is for aspiring entrepreneurs who dream of starting their own business. I break down the process of starting into simple steps that you can do in just one weekend. The e-book version is on sale July 8-14, 2024 on Amazon, check it out. 
    In this week's episode, I’m going behind the scenes on Charles Duhigg’s marketing strategy  and picking apart what he can do better, comparing what he does with other famous authors and my own experience on Million Dollar Weekend. This will be a book marketing playbook to turn any good book into a bestselling phenomenon.
    I’m using Charle’s as an example here but everyone can take away some great marketing lessons whether you’re an author or not, you’re going to significantly boost your sales from implementing some of these simple overlooked tricks that can transform your marketing reach and impact.
     
    In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    How to create seamless, automated marketing funnels 
    Discover how to leverage social media platforms the right way.
    Understand the importance of offering incentives and building a community.
     
    All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.
     
    If you loved this episode and want to hear more about my launch of Million Dollar Weekend go back and check out my launch strategy episode, that’s episode 335 in this feed. 
    Check out Charles Duhigg and his books at charlesduhigg.com and on @charleduhigg on Instagram & @cduhigg on X.
    You can also check out James Clear and his marketing approach at jamesclear.com and @jamesclear on Instagram & on X.

    • 18 min
    Biggest Lessons From My Newest Startup

    Biggest Lessons From My Newest Startup

    BreezeDoc, is a Docusign alternative that we just launched. If you hate paying a monthly subscription just to get documents signed, go to BreezeDoc.com and get a lifetime deal, pay one low price and use it forever. 
     
    In this week's episode, I'm chatting with our very own David Kelly, who oversees our Originals Team releases at AppSumo. We’re going into the belly of the beast to see the guts and glory of developing a product we're incredibly proud of, BreezeDoc.
    David and I discuss the challenges we faced, the strategies we employed, and the excitement of bringing BreezeDoc to life.
     
    In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    The obstacles faced during the creation of a competitive product.
    What a difference incorporating user feedback into the user interface can make
    How to make a product stand out from the rest
     
    All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.

    If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more about our favorite tools at Appsumo go back a few weeks ago where we show you all the tools we use to run a $100 million company that’s episode 358 in this feed

    • 44 min
    48 hours with the Tim Ferriss contest winner

    48 hours with the Tim Ferriss contest winner

    If this episode inspires you to start your own business, check out my book Million Dollar Weekend, which helps you start in just one weekend. 
    Here is your Harvard Business Review hook up with 10% off a subscription for access to business advice articles and their world class case studies. Go to hbr.org/subscriptions and use promo code NOAH for 10% off. 
    In today’s episode, you’re going to hear about a mad experiment we ran during the Million Dollar Weekend book launch on Tim Ferriss’s show. We put out a 48-hour challenge where the coolest, most interesting startup entrepreneur would win a weekend with me. 
    Our winner, Eli, raised $65,000 in just 48 hours and blew us away with his dedication and inspiring mission to do good in his community, feeding those in need in Philadelphia.
    The Community Grocer provides healthy food to underserved areas in Philadelphia. Our weekend together was filled with valuable entrepreneurial lessons, a lot of fun, and insights into staying focused and impactful in business and life.
     
    In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    How to set clear measurable goals to work backwards from.
    How to find what's working and double down. 
    How to get your first budget boner!
     
    All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.
     
    If this episode has inspired you to dream big for your community, don't miss our conversation with John Paul Dejoria, where he shares how he leverages his $5 billion wealth for impactful philanthropic endeavors.
     
    Check out and go support Eli Moraru’s non-profit - https://www.thecommunitygrocer.org/
    Also @the.community.grocer on instagram and @tcgfamily on X

    • 23 min
    50+ tools I use to run a $100M/year business

    50+ tools I use to run a $100M/year business

    One of the tools I mention in this episode, BreezeDoc, is a Docusign alternative that we just launched. If you hate paying a monthly subscription just to get documents signed, go to BreezeDoc.com and get a lifetime deal, pay one low price and use it forever. 
    In today's episode, I break down all the essential tools and technology stacks that we use at Appsumo to power a 8 figure a year business. From financial management to email marketing, team collaboration and much more. This is the way we squeeze all that efficiency juice out and get a full cup of organization juice for everyone in the entire company. 
    I talk about over 50 tools and apps that we use, it’s full to the brim
     
    In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:
    What tools we’ve chosen to significantly enhance efficiency and growth
    What tools are you missing from your toolbox and how can you implement them? 
    How to audit and simplify your technology stack and replace multiple tools with new all-in-one tools that are so much simpler . 
     
    All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.
    Go over to noahkagan.com and check out all these tools.
    Explore these tools to improve your business operations and check out AppSumo for great deals on essential software.
    If you enjoyed this episode and want to put these tools to good use and you want to start a business, check out the 1st chapter of my book Million Dollar Weekend, that’s episode 333 in this feed

    • 17 min
    The Anonymous and VERY happy $500 Million Man

    The Anonymous and VERY happy $500 Million Man

    Sumo Day is one of the biggest sales of the year at AppSumo. And it’s for entrepreneurs like you, looking for the best software deals to grow their businesses. There are tools for marketers, agencies, content creators, developers and more. The sale goes until June 13, 2024 at noon CT, so if you want those juicy discounts, then get on it now. 
    Here is your Harvard Business Review hook up with 10% off a subscription for access to business advice articles and their world class case studies. Go to hbr.org/subscriptions and use promo code NOAH for 10% off. 
     
    In this week's episode, I sat down with an anonymous entrepreneur who sold his business for $500 million and has since dedicated his life to philanthropy. He shared with me his story from building a business to giving away a significant portion of his buyout and focusing on what truly matters: happiness and giving back. 
    There’s also a ton of practical advice on how to manage substantial wealth and the balance between work and personal life. It's for anyone aspiring to achieve financial success while making a meaningful difference in the world.
     
    You'll love these 3 lessons:
    True happiness comes from within and aligning your life with your values.
    Giving back and focusing on philanthropy can bring immense fulfillment.
    Managing wealth effectively involves budgeting for what matters most to you and staying grounded.
     
    All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way
     
    Also if you loved hearing this episode about a $100m buyout, check out this episode with Gary Levitt who built a company for $50 and sold it for $42 Million, that’s episode 41 in this feed.
     

    • 17 min
    He runs 9 businesses (with 0 employees)

    He runs 9 businesses (with 0 employees)

    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 until June 14.
    In this week's episode, I chat with Marc Louvion, the launching machine behind various successful apps like Ship Fast, Zen Voice, and Poop Up. He’s another one in our Solopreneur series.
    For the last few years Marc has been relentlessly building and shipping apps that solve real life problems in hope of becoming the next Zuckerberg. He shares his path from a struggling entrepreneur to a thriving indie hacker keeping 92% of his profits. 
    It’s a super interesting journey he’s been on and I love to see how successful he’s been by using a formula that you can copy in your own business..
     
    You'll love these 3 lessons:
    Showing up daily makes a difference.
    Embracing failures as learning opportunities
    Sharing your journey can build a loyal following and amplify your success.
     
    All these plus a bunch more nuggets along the way.
     
    Go give Marc some love: @marclouvion on Instagram & @marc_louvion on X
    Also check out his companies:
    ShipFast, IndiePage, LaunchViral, ZenVoice, PoopUp
     
    If you loved this Solopreneur episode and want to listen to another, you’ll enjoy the episode we did with Justin Welsh which is one of our most downloaded episodes ever, check that out as ep 353 in this feed.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
890 Ratings

890 Ratings

Alexedit@gmail ,

What I was looking for from a biz podcast

Someone that speaks like a human and is unapologetically himself.

With all the “yo what’s up fam?” And just talking like a friend that’s also owns and understands biz.

Practical biz advice dude ❤️ it !

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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!

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