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Hack the Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor

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Unlike other business podcasts. No filler and no fluff. HTE is a show for people looking to take charge of their lives and build a successful online business. People who are looking for their next business idea, getting started online, and how to start a business. We understand that starting a business and doing work that matters is not always easy, but it is worth it. Learn more at https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/podcasts/

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Unlike other business podcasts. No filler and no fluff. HTE is a show for people looking to take charge of their lives and build a successful online business. People who are looking for their next business idea, getting started online, and how to start a business. We understand that starting a business and doing work that matters is not always easy, but it is worth it. Learn more at https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/podcasts/

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Great interviews.

By mani98527 - Jul 01 2018
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Really likes the way he interview. Highly recommended.

And that’s the hack!

By ProudSlut4Life - Nov 14 2017
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And that’s the hack! Dámn, I am really liking this show.

iTunes Ratings

397 Ratings
Average Ratings
374
9
7
2
5

Great interviews.

By mani98527 - Jul 01 2018
Read more
Really likes the way he interview. Highly recommended.

And that’s the hack!

By ProudSlut4Life - Nov 14 2017
Read more
And that’s the hack! Dámn, I am really liking this show.
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Hack the Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor

Latest release on May 28, 2020

All 175 episodes from oldest to newest

501: Building and Selling Six Figure Information Products | Mark Webster

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My guest today is product creator, affiliate marketer, and an entrepreneur.

Back in 2014, him and his business partner were running a digital marketing agency when they realized something -- they didn't like working with clients.

So taking what they'd learned on their own projects and seeing what worked for clients, they began a two year process of building niche sites to replace their client income. Their goal was to build a portfolio company that owned upwards of 100 niche website -- which you'll learn how this turned out in this episode.

During this time they also decided to begin documenting what they were learning, so they started Authority Hacker, a website (and now podcast), showing others how to build profitable websites.

Most recently, the Authority Hacker team spent 18 months building a site in the software review space, and after scaling the site to $15,000 a month in affiliate revenue, they sold the website for mid six figures.

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Mark Webster.

May 28 2020

43mins

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500: Building One of the World's Largest Marketplaces | David Ciccarelli

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David Ciccarelli is a Canadian entrepreneur who began his career an audio engineer running his own small recording studio.

In 2005, he decided to help local businesses connect with local voice actors and actresses. What started as a small humble idea, has transformed into Voices.com, the world's #1 marketplace for voice overs.

As founder and CEO, David is responsible for determining the companies vision, executing its growth strategy, and managing the company day-to-day.

He often writes about these experiences in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Forbes.

Voices.com has successfully raised $2M in funding from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), followed by a $18M Series A funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital located in San Francisco.

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David Ciccarelli.

May 14 2020

45mins

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499: Just in Time Planning | Matt Hunckler

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Matt Hunckler is an international speaker, relationship builder, entrepreneur, and firm believer that you do not need to live in silicon valley to work and succeed in tech.

He was raised in a family of entrepreneurs, and he started his first business when he was still in high school – much to his mother's dismay. After a brief stint trying to follow a more traditional employment path, he inevitably ended up back on the path of entrepreneurship.

Today, he is the founder and CEO of Powderkeg, a digital community for tech entrepreneurs and professionals building innovative companies in tech hubs between the coasts.

He is also the host of award-winning podcast Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, a show that shares the most fascinating stories of professional growth and innovation coming out of communities across America.

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Matt Hunckler.

May 01 2020

41mins

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498: How to Rehumanize Your Marketing | Ethan Beute

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My guest today has been practicing, learning, and teaching the art and process of increasing sales and improving customer experience with simple, personal videos for more than a decade. He has personally sent more than 10,000 videos himself.

After a career in local television marketing, he joined the BombBomb, a software company that helps professionals get face to face through video for clearer communication, human connection, and higher conversion. During the past nine years, he grew into the VP of Marketing before moving to his new role as Chief Evangelist.

In 2019, he co-wrote a book called Rehumanize Your Business, the definitive guide to using simple, personal videos in emails, text messages, and social messaging for clearer communication, human connection, and higher conversion.

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Ethan Beute.

Apr 04 2020

40mins

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497: Becoming World-Class with Jon Morrow

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Over the years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing people growing businesses in almost every market imaginable from trampoline parks to peanut butter. And from the farthest reaches of the world from Ukraine to South Africa.

Despite all of those differences, they've all shared a commonality that today's guest does not share they could move.

My guest today is a brilliant writer and entrepreneur who can't move anything but his face.

It's not a joke.

The only parts of his body he can move are his eyes and lips. His hands, feet, arms, and legs, are almost totally paralyzed, managing the occasional twitch and nothing more.

And yet he has created an amazing life for himself.

Using speech recognition technology, he's written articles read by more than 5 million people. He's also built several blogs that have made him millions of dollars.

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Jon Morrow.

Mar 21 2020

56mins

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496: From Corporate Branding to $16+ Million in Amazon Sales | Kirsty Verity

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After nearly two decades in the corporate world of strategic branding and marketing, Kirsty found herself without a job and one year's salary to keep her afloat.

So like any burgeoning entrepreneur would do, she set out on a path to figuring out how to start a business -- a business that would enable her to travel, work from anywhere, and become location independent.

After several failed ideas, she discovered Amazon's fulfillment program -- FBA. As soon as she found this, she instantly knew it was the opportunity she had been looking for.

Seven years, and over $16M in Physical Product sales on Amazon, Kirsty is also the co-founder of Real Coaching, where she has coached over 1,000 Amazon business owners.

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Kirsty Verity.

Mar 14 2020

41mins

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495: How to Build a Billion Dollar Company | Jim McKelvey of Square

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My guest today is Jim McKelvey, a business person turned glassblower turned entrepreneur turned billionaire -- who has become a philanthropist, investor, and now an author.

He's started a handful of companies, many that are still in business decades later. As he will tell you, every company he has started has also removed him from his leadership role. Although this doesn't sound like something to be proud of, Jim will tell you that this is one of the reasons for his success.

After spending the better part of three decades innovating and building businesses, we mostly know him as the co-founder and designer of Square -- those little white squares we see plugged into phones and used to take credit card payments.

Back in 2008, Jim, along with his soon-to-be Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, having just been removed as the CEO of Twitter decided to spend ten days coming up with a new business to start, when the idea for Square appeared.

After an intense and tumultuous few years, with Jim once again being removed from leadership, Square had succeeded in innovating in an archaic industry. And in the meantime, Jim had become a billionaire entrepreneur.

Jim spent the next ten years working to understand what it was that made Square, along with other uber-successful companies, a success. During his analysis, he discovered what he now calls the Innovation Stack, which is also the title of his brand new book.

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Jim McKelvey.

Mar 06 2020

49mins

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494: Building a Beautiful Disaster | Christina DuVarney

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My guest today is grateful, blessed, and excited about her business and life.

She is one of three co-founders of Beautiful Disaster, a clothing company with a mission to empower the beautifully broken and the perfectly imperfect with the clothing that we wear.

Today in 2020, Beautiful Disaster is selling over $400k a month in clothing, but it is far from an overnight success. Christina and her partners started in 2008 -- 12 years ago -- and they spent the first 9 years working on the business part-time. Yes, every weekend, evening, and spare moment was spent on the business while also working at other jobs to pay the bills.

The story of Beautiful Disaster is one of perseverance and determination, mixed with an insatiable desire to make their customers lives better with their clothing.

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Christina DuVarney

Feb 29 2020

38mins

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493: How to Build a Niche Business Nested Within Another Niche

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Should You Niche Down? Yes, then down and down again. At least that's what today's guest did back in 2016 when he created BarBend, a website dedicated to strength training sports.

David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. This intersection of commerce and editorial experience lead David and his team to transform BarBend into a market-leading website and impressive business.

David is also a partner in Jakk Media, which owns and operates some of the internet's favorite brands across a range of interests: fitness and health, sleep, home security, and more. They run each site with a team of writers, editors, videographers, and designers who love producing content that's as accurate as it is engaging.

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David Tao.

Feb 21 2020

43mins

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492: Launching a Trampoline Park Into a $50M Franchise Business | Jeff Platt

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Jeff Platt had just graduated from college when he found himself in an interesting position -- his dad had just opened two trampoline parks, but he also needed to step back from the business.

This was 2006, and Jeff decided at 21 years old to take the reigns and become the CEO of Sky Zone, a trampoline park company. He took charge, and without any real plan of action, he kept refining the parks and opening more and more locations.

Somewhere along the way he decided that the real path to growth was in franchising parks to people around the world -- and this is exactly what he did. From those first two locations, they grew to over 200 locations around the world.

25 million people will visit a Sky Zone park this year, generating more than $300 million in sales.

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Jeff Platt.

Feb 14 2020

40mins

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