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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industries such as education, business, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!
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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Oct 24, 2020

A highly successful entrepreneur, Matt DeCoursey launched his first company in a spare bedroom of his Indianapolis home in 2009. Using nothing but an AmEx card with an $8000 limit, he built companies that generated millions of dollars in revenue.

Matt is also the founder and CEO of GigaBook, a cloud based appointment-booking platform, which has the ability to provide utility to millions of small and medium sized businesses. He now lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children.

In this discussion, Matt and I cover:

 
Oct 18, 2020

Eric Bandholz couldn’t grow facial hair at his corporate bank job. So he took the next logical step: He quit and built a business around his beard known as Beard Brand. Eric is husband, father, entrepreneur, YouTuber, world traveler, and graphic designer.

Eric is what he called “An urban beardsman” His vision is fostering a community for the bearded lifestyle that gives men the tools to wear a beard in any environment. Since launching an e-commerce site in January of 2013, Beardbrand has grown from zero to over $120k per month built primarily on branding. Eric has appeared on national
television show Shark Tank, been viewed nearly 4 million times on YouTube, and featured in Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Business Insider, INC and Forbes.

An entrepreneurial individual with over 10 years experience in marketing, sales, and design, Eric is building lasting business relationships that result in fruitful partnerships which has been their key to success.

In this episode, Eric and I discuss;

  • His move from a financial advisor to growing a thriving mens grooming business.
  • His experience on Shark Tank
  • His approach on building great content on Youtube and Instagram
  • Focusing on the business and consumer gifts he has vs the ones he doesn’t.
  • Misconceptions on having a beard in the workplace
  • and much more

Other Resources:

Why the Beard Grooming Market Continues To Grow

Oct 11, 2020

I've been in the affiliate marketing space for almost 20yrs and have done well both as an affiliate and an affiliate manager. I created sites early on (late 90's) when I just had an Amazon banner up and even as recent as November, 2016 I sold a subscription box affiliate website. I've managed small to large multi-million dollar affiliate programs (Buyseasons, Lenovo, etc...), sit on the board of Affiliate Summit the largest affiliate marketing conference. 

Although this space changes a lot, some things stay the same. I hope there's something you can take from this.

Also check this link out to explore more on affiliate marketing (deck included)

http://www.affiliatemission.com/heres-free-affiliate-marketing-best-practices-lesson/

Oct 4, 2020

Dave is the founder of Kindlepreneur, and advanced book marketing website. Dave helps authors and aspiring authors sell more books and make more money. An author himself, Dave penned the Book,  Amazon Kindle Rankings – How To Rank Your Kindle Book #1 ON Amazon. He’s been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and SEMrush for his marketing tactics.

Prior to being an online entrepreneur, he served the US military as a nuclear engineer, military diplomat and even an International Arms Dealer.

Dave and I discuss;

  • His family history in the Military.
  • Being an entrepreneur
  • How Amazon changed the book industry
  • His site Kindlepreneur and KDP Rocket.
  • Should all entrepreneurs write a book?
  • Steps to marketing your book
  • Ideal price on selling books

Sponsor/Partnership

Namecheap is a domain name registrar and web hosting company.

Other Resources:

Dave's Book Marketing Show Podcast

Scribe formerly Book In A Box mentioned on the show

Amazon Book Advertisement with AMS (Dave's Free Udemy Course)

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