Serial entrepreneur, business coach and bestselling author, Chris Ducker brings you his own take on what it means to be a profitable personal brand entrepreneur in the 21st century. Covering everything from building the foundations of a powerful personal brand, to creating and launching online products and services to marketing yourself as the go-to leader and monetize your expertise, the Youpreneur Podcast just became your new favourite business podcast!
Your Audience Already Exists! Serve Them!
Starting a new channel, whether it's on YouTube, a new podcast, or any other platform, can be an exciting venture, but a daunting one, for sure; especially when you’re entering a new space you’re not completely familiar with.
In this episode, Chris shares his new exciting project, the one thing that holds people back from starting a new channel, and the mental switch we need to make to overcome it.
[00:30] - What we’ve been up to over the past few months![02:39] - Chris’ new exciting project[06:42] - The audience is already there[08:36] - Being radically different and standing out for the right and sometimes wrong reasons[10:46] - It’s all about doing it for other people
Essential Learning Points From This Episode
The one thing that holds people back when wanting to start a new channelWhy we should always be thinking about how we can be differentYour audience are waiting for you to serve themYou can’t please everyone and that’s okay!
Important Links & Mentions From This Episode
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From Doctor to Multi 7-Figure Digital Creator with Ali Abdaal
IMPORTANT NOTE: WE’RE BACK! On July 14th 2023, we’re coming back to London for the first time since November 2019! The 1-Day Business Breakthrough is a full day, live event experience that brings together entrepreneurs from all industries and at all levels of growth to learn the strategies needed to go further, faster in today’s hyper competitive entrepreneurial landscape! Limited spaces available, secure yours today and save £150 with the early bird discount.
P.S. We also have the amazing Daniel Priestley, founder of Dent Global and ScoreApp joining us as our special guest speaker, it’s going to be great!
In this episode, Chris invites Ali Abdaal onto the show to discuss his journey of going from an NHS doctor to now a Multi 7-Figure digital creator, also known as the world’s most followed productivity expert! Ali shares why he believes it’s important to remain transparent in today’s creative space, as well as his top tips for getting the most out of the YouTube algorithm.
They discuss how Ali’s day-to-day life has changed from when he was a doctor, what he does now to optimize his work day as much as possible and also his dream team behind it all!
[04:14] - Rewinding to the beginning: Life as a doctor[05:06] - When Ali first started his YouTube channel [06:10] - Generating 20years+ worth of income as a doctor in one year[08:16] - When will it become too much?[09:26] - Ali’s YouTube growth stages and why consistency is key [12:10] - Are collaborations still as effective as they used to be on YouTube?[15:19] - What a day in the life looked like for Ali in 2019[17:13] - What a day in the life looks like today[19:21] - How Ali’s calendar would change if he won the lottery today[22:25] - Deciding what you want your legacy and impact to be[24:28] - Surrounding yourself with other people you can help and serve[26:33] - Full break down of Ali’s team and their roles[30:30] - What the next 5-years look like for Ali and his business
Essential Learning Points From This Episode
The process it’s taken Ali to get to 4.3 million YouTube subscribersThe eye opening moment of generating 20+ years worth of income as a doctor in just one yearHow Ali’s day-to-day life has significantly changed since 2019The dream team behind Ali’s business and their rolesWhat the next 5-years look like for Ali and the business
Important Links & Mentions From This Episode
Connect with AliCheck Out Ali’s YouTube ChannelJoin the Youpreneur Incubator Waitlista href="http://chrisducker.com/roundtable" rel="noopener...
How to Collaborate with Industry Peers Successfully
Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
In this episode, Chris discusses the importance of collaborations with industry peers, and how to do it successfully! He talks about his brand new podcast, This is Online Business, in which he co-hosted with his friend of 10+ years, Jeff Walker.
Chris emphasizes the benefits that collaborations can bring, why it’s a great learning tool for us entrepreneurs and his top five reasons for why it’s essential for positioning yourself as an expert in your niche.
How to Be a Family First Entrepreneur with Steve Chou
When it comes to balancing work and family life, it can sometimes be difficult to effectively do both. In this episode, Chris invites Steve Chou onto the show to discuss his new book, the Family First Entrepreneur.
They talk about how to achieve financial freedom without sacrificing what matters most, why Steve felt the need to write the book for entrepreneurs who have families, as well as the systems and processes he follows to ensure that he’s not only achieving his business goals, but also being present for his family as and when they need him. If this is something you’re currently struggling with and have been wanting to improve, this episode is perfect for you!
Amazon KDP Terminated My Account and Deleted My Book. Here's What I Did!
As a self published author, not having your book available to buy on Amazon is a big problem. After five years since Rise of the Youpreneur was first shared with the world, Chris received an email from Amazon KDP informing him that they would be terminating his account... for no reason at all.
After digging around online, trying to make sense of the situation, Chris soon realized that this has happened to a lot of self published authors. In this episode, Chris walks through the timeline from first being notified to the current status of his appeal, what he’s done to stay proactive, and why he’s thankful to have built his business on his online home that he owns, and not rented land.
Publishing a Book: An Honest and Real Conversation with Mark Leruste
In this episode, Chris invites Mark Leruste onto the show for the first time to discuss his book, Glow in the Dark! They discuss the challenges of launching a book, including marketing and promotion, and the requirements needed to make it on the Sunday Times bestseller list in the UK.
They also touch on the biggest hurdle Mark experienced on launch day, how he turned it around to play in his favor, as well as the pros and cons of traditional publishing vs. self publishing… plus a whole lot more! If you’re thinking about writing your first (or next!) book, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.
I appreciate this podcast so much!
I appreciate this podcast so much! Knowledgeable guests and insightful information. This is the podcast you should listen to if you're an entrepreneur looking to thrive their business
I love this show! Chris and his guests are always dropping SUCH valuable knowledge. I love hearing from the different experts and their stories. If you’re an entrepreneur, you absolutely HAVE to give this show a listen!
Great insights, great guests!
I listened to the recent episode with Jen Gottlieb and it had some great insights on how to grow your business and increase exposure. This episode is so applicable to a wide audience! As a small business owner, forecasting revenue and developing our sales pitches is top of mind in order to expand my business and be as efficient as possible and this episode gave me ideas on how to implement some of the best practices mentioned - namely Jen’s ‘Top 20 Tool’ exercise to get anything you want in 20 days - to drive leads, conversions, and revenue. Chris did a great job personalizing Jen’s experiences and expertise as a leader to be applicable for your listeners - a true testament to his hosting.