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Nathan Barry on Building ConvertKit and the Creator Economy

Elevate with Robert Glazer

ABOUT NATHAN BARRY Nathan Barry is a pioneer of the creator economy. He is the founder and CEO of ConvertKit, an email marketing platform used by creators like James Clear, Tim Ferriss and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s also the author of Authority, an eBook that has sold over 15,000 copies worldwide since its release. In this episode of the Elevate Podcast, Nathan Barry joins host Robert Glazer to discuss building ConvertKit, ConvertKit's unique culture and profit sharing, the creator economy and much more. SHOW NOTES

1hr 10mins

3 Jan 2023

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The Ladders of Wealth Creation: A Step-By-Step Roadmap to Building Wealth With Nathan Barry

The Personal Finance Podcast

In this episode of The Personal Finance Podcast, we’re gonna talk to Nathan Barry about The Ladders of Wealth Creation: A Step-By-Step Roadmap to Building Wealth.Connect with Nathan:Nathan's BlogNathan's TwitterThe Blog Post we are discussingConvertkit - Where I host my email newsletter.Join Our Newsletter here!Checklist of relevant episodes:  The Great Wealth Transfer Has STARTED (Here is How to Take Advantage of It) 5 Things You Need to Invest In to Build Wealth (That Aren't Stocks) with Jeff Rose How to Protect Your Wealth and Assets With a Will How to Create a Bulletproof Wealth Protection Plan How to Build Wealth With Airbnb Short Term Rentals with Lauren Keen Aumond FREE GUIDES:==============-Check out the free guide on where to put your money in what order! https://www.mastermoney.co/stairway-to-wealth -Here is the free How to Ask for A Raise ebook!https://www.mastermoney.co/get-a-raise-ebook -Get Access to the 75-Day Challenge: https://www.mastermoney.co/75daychallenge ============= We have a YOUTUBE channel! Check it out here!  Our Latest Videos: How To Grow A Podcast OrganicallyWhat Would Happen If You Maxed Out Your Roth IRA By Age?! (These Results Will Amaze You!)How to Become a Millionaire With a Small Amount of Money (Is it Really This Easy!?)Pre-tax moves for high earners Got questions? Ask me on Instagram Here. @mastermoneyco This is the fastest way to get in touch with me.  ============Sponsors:  Thanks to Ka’Chava For Sponsoring the show! Go to kachava.com/pfp and get 10% off on your first order.  Thanks to Shopify for Sponsoring the show! Go to shopify.com/pfp and start selling online today. Thanks to Mint Mobile for supporting the show! Cut your phone bill to $15 a month by going to https://mintmobile.com/pfp Thanks to Fundrise for Sponsoring the show! Invest in real estate for as little as $10 by going to fundrise.com/personalfinance ============ Want to Support the Show? Follow on Spotify or Follow and Leave a 5-Star Review on Apple Podcasts! ============ Check out all the Stuff I Recommend! Check out all my favorite Credit Cards https://milevalue.com/top-offers-mastermoney/ USEFUL RESOURCES: Best Place to Open a Roth IRA: https://m1finance.8bxp97.net/5vzD1 My Favorite Free Net Worth and Budget Tool: https://fxo.co/905L Best High Yield Savings Account: https://bit.ly/3HpPjAr Get a $10 Free Bonus with Acorns: https://bit.ly/3lV0LLE Best Bank and Debit Card for Kids: https://bit.ly/3pJeI09 Get $5 Free Bitcoin at Coinbase: https://bit.ly/3oIQOml Best Credit Building Tool: https://bit.ly/3rmBuwZ Best Personal Finance Books: https://kit.co/MasterMoney/best-personal-finance-books ============ DISCLAIMER: I am not a financial adviser. This Podcast is for educational purposes only. Investing of any kind involves risk. While it is possible to minimize risk, your investments are solely your responsibility. It is imperative that you conduct your own research. I am sharing my opinion.  AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this channel are affiliate links, meaning, at NO additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase and/or subscribe. However, this does not impact my opinion. ============ Check us out on social fam!  Twitter Tiktok www.thepersonalfinancepodcast.com www.mastermoney.coLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


31 Oct 2022

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86. Bootstrapping to $31million ARR with ConvertKit founder, Nathan Barry

Your First Million

Nathan Barry is a creator, author, speaker, designer, and the founder of ConvertKit, a cloud-based lead generation and email marketing automation solution aimed at creators. This episode is brought to you by Arlan’s new membership site for entrepreneurs, All-Access Pass: your first step towards your first million. Visit the link in the bio @ARLANWASHERE on instagram and twitter for more info. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yfm/message


25 Oct 2022

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Episode 75 - 3 lessons from Nathan Barry, ConvertKit CEO

The Humanized Marketing Podcast

Recently, I came across an incredibly powerful Twitter thread by Nathan Barry, the CEO of ConvertKit. In this thread, Nathan talks about how he was able to scale from 0 to USD 22 million in ARR. Here's the link to the thread.  In this particular episode, I talk about the 3 lessons that I personally took from this thread.


15 Mar 2022

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ConvertKit: Building a Content Flywheel w/ Nathan Barry

Brands That Podcast

In this episode, we chat with Nathan Barry, creator of the wildly popular email marketing platform ConvertKit and host of “The Art of Newsletters” podcast. One of the many reasons we wanted to talk to Nathan is because he’s been an avid podcaster long before it was popular (circa 2014).In addition to hosting his own show, Nathan and his team created a network for ConvertKit where they currently run 3 different podcasts. Nathan is also a veteran of the podcast guesting world, appearing on dozens of shows to spread the word about the brand.Listen in to learn more about how ConvertKit built their network and why, how they think about the ROI of their network, advice for guesting on other shows, and so much more.Guest-at-a-Glance Name: Nathan Barry What he does: Nathan is the creator of ConverKit, an email marketing platform powering 250K creators, including Tim Ferriss, Gretchen Rubin, Tim McGraw, and more. He is also the host of the podcast “The Art of Newsletters” where he covers topics like marketing, self-publishing, and building a profitable online business. Connect with Nathan: LinkedIn | Twitter | Podcast | Website Key TakeawaysPodcasts allow you to grow your network, educate customers, and generate ideas.Nathan podcasts for three reasons. First, he’s able to meet new people through the guests he has on his show, which allows him to grow his network and, in turn, convert some of those guests into customers. Second, he uses his podcast as an educational content machine for his 250,000 customers where he teaches them how to build and grow a business. And finally, podcasts are a great way to generate content ideas. He can refer back to his library of 50+ episodes to analyze how his guests answered a particular question and then write about it in his own newsletter.Even if your podcast isn’t popular, you can still use it as a powerful content machine.Measure the success of your podcast doesn’t always go back to download numbers. For ConverKit, they use their podcast network as a powerful machine that feeds into their content ecosystem as a whole. Rather than starting from scratch on a specific topic, they can turn to their collection of episodes to pull insights from to build their next piece of content, be it a newsletter, article, case study, video, etc.The biggest mistake you can make is launching new shows without growing the ones you already have.Nathan and his team are really careful about how many shows they add to ConvertKit’s network because too many people make the mistake of launching new podcasts without taking the time to grow the ones they already have. Growing a podcast is a huge challenge that takes a lot of time, dedication, and consistency of output. So think twice before you start a new show if the shows you already have aren’t hitting their growth marks.If you cut a show due to loss of motivation, you’re dead in the water.Many projects in the creative world rise and fall based on the motivation of the person behind them, which is a terrible recipe for success. If you’re running a podcast, you’ll likely lose motivation far before you see results, meaning you need to push through and stay consistent before deciding whether to cut a show or not.ConvertKit uses its podcast network to raise the profiles of the people on the team.While Nathan believes it’s critical to have an honest assessment of your show’s downloads and subscribers, it is equally important to understand how your show builds brand affinity and helps to create deeper connections with customers. ConvertKit uses its shows to deliberately raise the profiles of the people on the team so customers associate the brand with leading voices in the industry.When it comes to creating shows, think about how you can build a skyscraper versus a strip mall.When creating shows for a podcast network you run the risk of growing too big, too fast by expanding horizontally. Meaning, if you take 5 experts from your team and create 5 different shows, now you have 5 separate entities you have to take care of, much like a strip mall. Instead, Nathan suggests you create a Venn diagram to see where their expertise overlaps so you can dedicate your time creating one or two killer shows (a skyscraper) versus a handful of small ones with less of an impact.Breaking shows into seasons is a great way to better manage your team’s time.If podcasting isn’t your full-time job (which it likely isn’t for most of us), you’ll benefit from breaking your show up into seasons. Produce a set of episodes in a season, take a break, and then come back and do another season. This gives your team the ability to step back and focus on the other priorities, and it gives you an opportunity to promote new seasons as they come out. On the flip side, seasonal shows don’t necessarily make sense for consistent interview shoes where there’s less continuity between each episode. It’s also important to not break your momentum between seasons by setting deadlines, which then forces you to plan your content better.Podcast guesting is one of the best ways to grow your own show.Being a guest on other podcasts allows you to speak to an audience that is already loyal and interested in the topics you cover. It also allows you to insert a more organic CTA where you have the ability to drive listeners to your show versus having to sell them on your product or drive them to a landing page.If you’re new to podcast guesting, start with smaller shows that don’t feel worth your time.Rather than going for the big guns, start with shows that don’t really feel “worth your time.” This is where you can refine your message, practice being in front of a microphone, and gain the confidence needed to be interviewed on bigger shows.Don’t be afraid to ask the host questions.Think about things you want to learn from the host and work those questions into the conversation. This not only helps you elevate your profile as both a podcaster and a guest, but it makes the episode more interesting for the listener. It also makes it a win-win relationship between you and the host because you’re giving the host air time to talk about their own expertise.Mentions Daily Content Machine Notion Khe Hy’s Rad Reads Marie Poulin Notion Workflow Training My First Million Indie Hackers

1hr 2mins

2 Mar 2022

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#16. How to Build a Multi-Million Dollar per Month Startup in Public w/ Nathan Barry | ConvertKit Founder

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Inspirational stories plus practical takeaways from the entrepreneurship world.Today's guest is Nathan Barry, the founder of the email marketing platform ConvertKit. He started off as a freelance web designer and design book author. ConvertKit now powers the audience for over 20,000 creators including Tim Ferriss and Gretchin Rubin. The company is 100% bootstrapped and Nathan has revealed every bit of his companies finances publicly since it was founded in 2013. ConvertKit's MRR is currently exactly $2,464,976 dollars as I can see publicly on their Baremetrics page. Nathan is refreshingly open about his journey and there's so much you can learn from him.  We hope enjoy the episode and don't forget to share it with others. You can learn more at http//www.entrepreneurshandbook.co.Find more about Nathan:His website:  https://nathanbarry.com/ Follow him on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/nathanbarry Follow him on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nathanpatrickbarryConvertKit: https://convertkit.com/


17 Feb 2022

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#5 How to build an audience? | Nathan Barry, Founder & CEO ConvertKit

Bootstrapped Stories

$30M in ARR, a team spread in 28 cities, and a strong audience worldwide. In this podcast, we talk about Nathan's successful keys in growing ConvertKit, his ups and downs as a solo founder, and get valuable insight into his learnings as a bootstrapped entrepreneur.  Follow Nathan https://nathanbarry.com/ https://twitter.com/nathanbarry https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanbarry/ Follow ConvertKit https://convertkit.com/ https://twitter.com/ConvertKit https://www.linkedin.com/company/convertkit/ Follow Guillaume https://www.youtube.com/c/GuillaumeMoubeche https://www.linkedin.com/in/-g-/ https://twitter.com/GuillaumeMbh https://www.instagram.com/guillaume_moubeche/


15 Feb 2022

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#47 - Nathan Barry on How To Build An Audience Without Being An Expert

How Did You Learn That?

Joining me this week is Nathan Barry.Nathan is a creator, author, speaker, designer, and founder of ConvertKit, an email marketing platform. Nathan has been cutting his teeth since 2010 by blogging online and selling various digital products to his growing online audience. He has become an authority on audience building and email marketing. This episode is a treasure trove for anybody thinking of building an online audience, establishing themselves as an authority, and packaging their knowledge as information products. If you've ever wondered what it means to have an email list, Nathan's description in this episode is absolutely brilliant. I challenge you to listen to this without wanting to create your own!So please sit back and enjoy my episode with Nathan Barry.👉 Continue the conversation with me: https://twitter.com/Bazzaruto💌Get my 2-week email course on creating your own online course: http://coursecreator.studio/email

1hr 11mins

30 Sep 2021

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Nathan Barry: How to Bootstrap a Company to $30M in a Crowded Market (#41)

If I Was Starting Today

Nathan Barry is the CEO of ConvertKit, an email service provider that's gone from idea to $30M in ARR with zero funding.Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode: Nathan’s explains his framework: Ladders of Wealth Creation Should you start something yourself or acquire a business Why you should focus on a small niche when competing against a powerful incumbent How he has grown ConvertKit from idea to $30M ARR How he approaches capital allocation and leverage as a bootstrapped owner How to attract talented people when you have less money to offer What aged well and what didn't with Nathan's book Authority  Resources: Nathan Barry ConvertKit Authority Jim Huffman website Jim's Twitter GrowthHit The Growth Marketer's Playbook


20 Sep 2021

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How Nathan Barry bared all to take ConvertKit from $0 to $2 million MRR

How to Win podcast with Peep Laja

Listen and learn: The best advice Nathan Barry has received in business (1:44) How ConvertKit differentiates from the competition (3:54) The specific marketing campaigns that helped ConvertKit go from $2000 to $100 000 MRR in a single year (5:27) How feedback from a high-profile customer helped ConvertKit position themselves in the market (08:26) My take on playing the features game (09:40) A killer feature on ConvertKit that I think is f***king brilliant (13:36) How ConvertKit uses storytelling in their marketing campaigns (14:20) Why ConvertKit is committed to radical transparency as a business (15:27) How Nathan thinks about creating moats (17:04) The single biggest bet ConvertKit is making to reach $100 million ARR (18:22) Mentioned:Pat Flynn / Smart Passive IncomeKatie Wells / Wellness MamaConvertKit's BaremetricsTim GrahlSquarespaceTeachableNerdyDataBuiltWithMy Links:TwitterLinkedInWebsiteWynterSpeeroCXL


16 Aug 2021