Start Yours is a podcast about what it’s like to start your own thing. Whether that's a side hustle, an ecommerce store, dropshipping, or walking away from your day job! You'll hear from people who have done it themselves, and learn what to expect (and what to avoid) when you start yours.
Should You Be Building An Email List?
If you are starting a business or ecommerce store, do you need an email list? How do you go about building a list and what is an email funnel?
In this episode of Start Yours, we speak to Andrew Roach who manages Oberlo.com's email communications about email best practices, offers and most importantly ensuring that your email communication with potential customers provides value to their experience and customer journey that makes them want to invest in your product or service. .
Easy Ways To Use TikTok to Build An Audience And Make More Sales
There's no denying TikTok has taken over the social media scene (and teenagers' lives) by storm.
As an ecommerce business owner, you should already be on the platform and taking advantage of everything it has to offer because, well, tick-tock, time is passing you by and every second you're not on it is wasted potential.
But what makes TikTok stand out from other social media sites and how should you market on it?
To answer these questions and more, we're joined by Oberlo's very own TikTok master (@Oberlo) Neal Chauhan, who will let us in on some trade secrets of his.
If you're looking to understand this latest social media phenomenon, you're going to want to tune in to this episode.
We hope you enjoy the podcast and if so, do subscribe!
Bonus- Success Comes From Leaving Your Comfort Zone
Before John Lee Dumas launched Entrepreneurs on Fire, he was… miserable. John had what from the outside looked like a nice shiny job in corporate finance, but on the inside, the whole scene was driving him nuts. He felt trapped, and to break free, he jumped into the deep end and started a business whose sole purpose was helping other people start their business.
The first 13 months of this project were pretty underwhelming, as he’ll explain, but he kept at it, kept at it, and eventually… ka-ching.
John now makes six figures a month from Entrepreneurs on Fire, and he joined us to talk about that success, sure, but also the self-doubt that used to haunt him, the morning routine that does religiously to keep his inner game in check, and how he knew it was time to ditch his steady, stable life and launch something of his own.
The Entrepreneur Who Left a Cushy Tech Job To Be His Own Boss
When Vlad moved from Ukraine to the United States, his end goal was to start a business but the steep learning curve and time-consuming process meant he needed to secure a job to pay the bills while he worked it all out.
So he did. He got a job at eBay, one of the biggest tech companies in the world.
When he finally had enough money saved up, he quit – a decision that many thought was crazy – and launched his own business. Today, he's the proud owner of a business (not his first) that brought in over $200,000 in sales last year. But this success isn't without its ups and downs.
Vlad joins us in this episode of Start Yours to share with us his journey to success and the lessons he's learned along the way. If you're just starting out and need some insights on finding dropshipping success, you should definitely tune in.
Top 10 Questions About Dropshipping Marketing
In this episode of Start Yours, the top 10 questions about dropshipping marketing.
Questions like, how much money should I spend on marketing?
How much does Facebook Ads cost?
How many products should I sell?
We sourced these questions directly from you. From entrepreneurs, from dropshippers, from people who want to know more about how to market their businesses.
How 2 Best Friends Went From a Million Dollar Product Failure to #1 on Amazon
Alex and Andrew, aka The Bizzy Boys, started making cold brew coffee out of true love of the product in their cramped apartment in 2013 after being fed up with paying $5 for a cup from a coffee shop.
Like most at-home cold brewers, they started by using what they had on hand, a crummy grinder and some cheap coffee beans. They couldn’t understand why they couldn’t get the same smooth and sweet flavour that they were used to getting from their local coffee shop. With Andrew’s background in R&D Engineering and Alex’s background in Consumer Research, they set out on a mission to create the best tasting cold brew coffee in the world.
@bizzycoffee has now become the #1 seller of cold brew coffee on Amazon and in this episode of Start Yours Alex shares some great information about how they took the leap to launch the business, how Amazon has become the powerhouse platform behind their sales and tips for working with friends.
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The topic caught my interest so I subscribed. After listening to it I ended up recommending this podcast to my brother and a couple of my friends who are in the drop shipping industry. Right now I’m only doing print on demand but find this podcast incredibly helpful with the stories of others who have gone before me and who have done similar things with similar challenges. Hats off and high 5 for a great show.
Highly recommend it for entrepreneurs!
I mostly listen to crime podcasts but I’m so glad I found this one. Although I’m not interested in dropshipping, I’m putting a Youtube channel together and have found a lot of their tips very helpful. I love that they go straight to the point and don’t fluff just to make a longer episode. If I could give a suggestion, I wish they would list the website/IG of the people they interview on the description of the episode. Sometimes I can’t understand when they say it and it would be helpful if it was on the description of the show so it would be easy to find them.
Thanks so much for the great content!!
Realistic + Useful
I find this podcast more realistic then some of the information I’ve been finding on YouTube. And every podcast has tons of useful info.