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The Bright Ideas eCommerce podcast is where proven entrepreneurs share the exact tactics and strategies that are working for them. In each episode you will discover actionable golden nuggets that you can implement in your business today.

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The Bright Ideas eCommerce podcast is where proven entrepreneurs share the exact tactics and strategies that are working for them. In each episode you will discover actionable golden nuggets that you can implement in your business today.

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The real deal

By puzzlechunk - Mar 29 2019
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The host, Trent, has great info and great guests that share great information. Highly recommend.

Valuable Podcast! Chaching$

By codystarnyc - Mar 16 2019
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Great podcast for golden nuggets.

iTunes Ratings

113 Ratings
Average Ratings
111
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0
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2

The real deal

By puzzlechunk - Mar 29 2019
Read more
The host, Trent, has great info and great guests that share great information. Highly recommend.

Valuable Podcast! Chaching$

By codystarnyc - Mar 16 2019
Read more
Great podcast for golden nuggets.
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Rank #1: BI 040: How to Succeed with SEO and Inbound Marketing with Rand Fishkin

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Show notes for this episode: http://brightideas.co/40

If you google the phrase “seo guide”, SEOmoz.org comes up #1 – ahead of Google’s own guide, no less!

Would you like to get a free SEO training course from the CEO of one of the most successful SEO firms on the planet?

Would you like to understand how to tie SEO into your inbound marketing efforts?

In this episode of the Bright Ideas podcast, I’m joined by Rand Fishkin, co-founder and CEO of SEOMoz.org, one of the leading SEO software firms on the planet with over 20,000 paying customers and 109 employees (and counting).

Have a question about this episode? Record it at: http://brightideas.co/asktrent

Nov 05 2015

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Rank #2: BI 213: How I Sourced 20 New Wholesale Products in My First 30 Days

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On the Bright Ideas podcast, host Trent Dyrsmid from BrightIdeas.co shares the story of how he's building his eCommerce business (on Amazon as well as his own site), interviews other successful eCommerce entrepreneurs, and answers questions from his audience. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to build a real business that can one day replace your job and give you the lifestyle of your dreams, eCommerce is an excellent choice and on this podcast, you will learn the exact formula to follow directly from Trent and his guests.

Oct 05 2016

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Rank #3: BI 277: Secrets of a $65 Million Amazon Seller with Scott Needham

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Jul 22 2019

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Rank #4: BI 246: How Ryan Grant Built a $5M Amazon Reseller Business

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Oct 09 2018

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Rank #5: BI 188: Life After Selling Company - How to Launch a SaaS Company

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Show notes for this episode: http://brightideas.co/188

In this episode, Jordan and I talk about what life was like after he sold his company, how he came up with the idea for his next company, and how he was able to recruit two technical co-founders to help him develop the software. We then round out our discussion with a detailed look at the very crafty strategy that he used to attract his early customers using cold email.

Have a question about this episode? Record it at: http://brightideas.co/asktrent

Dec 18 2015

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Rank #6: BI 229: How Josh Lucas Built a $2M Amazon Business Without Quitting His Job

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In today's episode, I interview Josh Lucas - an entrepreneur who has managed to build a $2M Amazon business without quitting his full-time job in the banking business.

If you are still employed full-time and are looking for a proven business to use to put yourself in a position to eventually quit your job, this is the episode for you.

Mar 29 2018

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Rank #7: BI 286: How to Source Wholesale Products to Resell on Amazon with Agie Sihotang

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On the show with me today is Agie Sihotang; founder of Indo Trading USA. Agie started his company back when he was 25, and since then, he's grown it into a multi-million dollar supplier of wholesale products for online sellers. Think Costco for Amazon sellers. 

If you are a newer seller, or an existing seller looking for more products, this is an episode you are going to love!

Questions I asked Agie:

1. What does your company do?
2. What made you pick this business model?
3. Who is your target market?
4. Tell me some effective ways for wholesalers to source products?
5. How do you predict an uptrend in sales?
6. Why is building relationships so important in wholesale?
7. What are some keywords people can use to find companies like yours?

Resource Links:
https://indotradingusa.com/
https://in.flowster.app/marketplace?category=Amazon-Specific

Show Notes:
https://brightideas.co/agie-sihotang-interview/

Oct 22 2019

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Rank #8: BI 275: Building a Portfolio of eCommerce Micro-Brands with Bill D'Alessandro

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Jul 02 2019

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Rank #9: BI 212: The Future of Retail Arbitrage and How to Get Started in Wholesale the Smart Way

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Sep 11 2016

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Rank #10: BI 284: Warren Carter On How He Sold $12,000 Worth of Products in His First Month on Amazon

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On the show with me today is Warren Carter.  Warren Carter is a serial entrepreneur and his favorite sales story came from his 12-year run with his voicemail company. In 1989 he jotted a short script which included the standard sales line of “What’s the best day for you, Tuesday or Thursday?” He picked up the phone, dialed the number of a billion-dollar corporation and asked to speak to the President. That phone call led to an appointment the following Thursday which led to the addition of 300,000 subscribers, worth over $60 million. That call taught Warren to be fearless in picking up the phone to call prospects.

These days Warren is focused on leveraging the sales skills that he's accumulated over his career to grow his recently launched Amazon wholesale business.

If you aspired to build your own ecommerce brand and are looking for actionable tactics and strategies, this is the interview for you.
Questions I asked Warren:

1. What was you revenue over the prior 30 days?
2. Tell me when you got started selling on Amazon?
3. Why did you start selling on Amazon?
4. Tell me about your business model? 
5. How did you find your first 10 products?
6. How many emails do you send in your first campaign?
7. How many got opened?
8. How many replied?
9. How many accounts did you win from this send?
10. Did you pick a category in advance? 
11. How did you overcome the objection "we don't want any more Amazon sellers"
12. What plans do you have for the future of your business?
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to get into this business? 

Resources links:
http://brightideas.co/amazon-sops

Shownotes:
http://brightideas.co/warren-carter-interview

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #11: eCommerce SEO: How to Outrank Amazon, Walmart and Billion Dollar Brands

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May 14 2019

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Rank #12: BI 206: How Dan Meadors Built a $10M Amazon Business in Just 4 Years - Starting With Just $600

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Rank #13: BI 001: Ultra Creative Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs with Mike Michalowicz

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Are you looking for proven small business marketing tactics that you can use to get more customers?

Do you always feel like you are just one more customer away from going from “scraping by” to “nicely profitable”?

To discover how to “pumpkin plan” your business so that you can finally start turning the profits you desire, I interview Mike Michalowicz for this episode of the Bright Ideas Podcast.

Have a question about this episode? Record it at: http://brightideas.co/asktrent

Nov 05 2015

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Rank #14: How Kyle Goguen Has Grown Pawstruck.com Into a Huge Success

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Apr 10 2019

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Rank #15: BI 237: How Andrew Youderian Used Standard Operating Procedures to Scale His eCommerce Businesses

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Jul 16 2018

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Rank #16: BI 289: Product Research & Launch Hacks Used To Launch Sheets & Giggles - With Colin McIntosh

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When it comes to product research for eCommerce, most entrepreneurs invest a significant amount of time, money, and effort - all in the hopes that they get it just right and their product is a runaway success.

Sadly, for many entrepreneurs, an outcome like this is often the exception and not the rule.

As a result, these would-be eCommerce business owners, end up wasting months of time, losing thousands of dollars, and often giving up entirely.

What if there was a better way? What if you needed to only spend $1,000 and invest a few days to know if your product idea was going to fly?

Well...I have good news! Such a way does in fact exist.

In today's episode my guest, Colin McIntosh, founder & CEO of Sheets & Giggles - one of the fastest-growing direct-to-consumer bedding brands in the US. In this episode, Colin shares with us exactly how he was able to quickly and inexpensively validate his product idea in less than a week.

Furthermore, you'll also hear Colin break down the exact steps that he took to raise $300,000 for his new company via Indiegogo. 

After having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs over the years, it is rare that your humble host is really blown away by the raw smarts of a guest.

Today is one of those epic days, and my interview with Colin is nothing short of a Masterclass in product research for eCommerce entrepreneurs. Don't miss it!

The questions I Asked Colin:

Company Overview

3:30 What does your company sell?

5:37 What made you pick the niche you are in, and how did you research it?

8:35 Tell me about the landing page you created

11:46 How did you do the targeting on Facebook

13:00 How many emails did you capture?

13:20 What was your cost per email?

14:15 How many emails do you need to make a sale?

15:00 How did you figure out if the business was going to fly based on this first week long test

16:50 Tell me about how to be successful on crowdfunding

19:04 How did succeeding with crowdfunding affect your company in the early stage

21:18 How did you end up raising $300K on the crowdfund?

23:30 Tell me about the product and what you have done to make it unique and memorable

24:58 What do your gross margins look like?

26:35 How much money did you raise?

27:17: How did you raise the money?

29:40 Why did you shy away from institutional money?
Marketing Related

30:51 What is your YOY growth rate?

34:07 Why did you launch the throw blanket

34:50 How did you do the keyword research for search term frequency

35:30 Where are you getting most of your new customers?

37:29 What are you doing to engage in direct dialogue with your customers?

39:55 What is your best marketing activity?

40:20 What other activities do you do?

41:40 How many people do you have in the marketing department

45:19 What is your CAC?

47:08 Are you profitable on the first sale?

47:21 What is your AOV?
Process Related

50:55 How much effort have you put into creating SOPs so far?

link Resources:
https://sheetsgiggles.com/

Show Notes:
https://brightideas.co/colin-McIntosh-interview/

Nov 06 2019

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Rank #17: BI 245 Sophie Howard's Highly Unique Method For Building Million Dollar Private Label Brands

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Rank #18: BI 257: How Lora Ivanova Has Grown MyLabBox.com Into a Thriving eCommerce Business

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Rank #19: BI 264: SEO Made Simple and Actionable with Tim Soulo of Ahref.com

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Rank #20: BI 231: Junglescout's Greg Mercer On How to Profitably Launch Products on the Amazon Marketplace

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Apr 01 2018

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