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Best Kurt Elster podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Kurt Elster podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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“How's an entrepreneur like me supposed to grow my Shopify store?” That's what The Unofficial Shopify Podcast aims to answer. Discover new opportunities to grow your store from the world’s most successful Shopify entrepreneurs. Hosted by Kurt Elster, a senior ecommerce consultant and Shopify Plus Partner, The Unofficial Shopify Podcast is not authorized, endorsed, or sponsored by Shopify– It's a no holds barred discussion of ecommerce growth strategy & tactics.
 
Are you building an ecommerce business? Each Thursday, Kevin Sanderson shares what he has learned going from a full-time corporate job to being an independent, full-time ecommerce entrepreneur. Follow along as Kevin shares what he has learned selling on Amazon in eight different countries and brings on subject matter experts to help you build an ecommerce business that you can be proud of.
 
Just The Tips is a business talk show for entrepreneurs and business owners who are tired of listening to the same old stodgy content. Interviewing (and sometimes roasting) top entrepreneurs from around the world, each episode is fun, witty and informative. It's a must listen for anyone wanting to transform their marketing, sales and business while having a laugh instead of falling asleep. We, not so humbly, believe it's the best business and marketing podcast in the world.
 
Tom Brown is the founder & CEO of the Shopify store Posted Protein, a six-figure platform obsessed with the health & wellbeing of its customers. Tom is also the CEO of BRND Labs (a Shopify agency), and a guy a tad obsessed with hacking growth & reducing inefficiency in life. The slightly longer story? Tom went from being the son of an incredibly successful multi-millionaire to homeless living with his mother and 2 siblings in the single room of a B&B, to the proud owner of Posted Protein, do ...
 
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Building your own ecommerce store is tough. Sure it sounds great having your own store and not paying commissions to a marketplace or having to confirm to a strict terms of service. Plus you get to control the customer experience. The challenging part is that you have to figure out your own design and how to lay it out. AND unfortunately, you have …
 
Do you feel like you are spending the equivalent of mortgage (or more) on Amazon PPC? Optimizing your campaigns could mean the difference between essentially throwing money away or saving enough to make the equivalent of a car payment. To help shed light on maximizing the effectiveness (and decreasing the costs) of your campaigns, I am excited to b…
 
Search engine optimization is a methodology used to increase traffic to a website by obtaining high-ranking placement in search results pages. But all of the tools and strategies for SEO can be overwhelming to beginners. Today’s guest, John McAlpin, is the SEO Director at Cardinal Digital Marketing and writes for Search Engine Journal about strateg…
 
This episode is also available on YouTube: Last month we told you about the SEC's case against the Income Store, an investment firm that purchased over Shopify stores. On January 14th, the SEC announced that, "it filed an emergency enforcement action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Illinois resident Kenneth D. Co…
 
Whether you are selling something on your own website or on Amazon (or both), it is critical to get people to see your offer. If people can’t see your offer, they won’t get the chance to buy it (and you won’t make a sale). That is why it is important to test different ways to bring traffic to your offer. In this episode, I am excited to bring on Sp…
 
Have you ever seen something at a store, thought about buying it, but ended up leaving with nothing? There are a few factors that come into play when we’re making purchasing decisions. For example, we might not buy if the salesperson doesn’t explain the product clearly, or the packaging isn’t appealing enough. Today’s episode is inspired by a meeti…
 
“We had no idea writing the word “SHITI” on a napkin and taping it to an old cooler would have such a following behind it” In 2016, Trevor and Austin Zacny founded SHITI® Coolers with a basic mission: To keep using that same damn Coleman with the rusted lid and squeaky hinges in hope there were more people out there just like them. A simple SHITI s…
 
For a while now, listeners have been asking James and Dean for updates on what they’ve been up to. Most of the time, they have guests who discuss their businesses. In this episode, your hosts share more about their own companies and what they’re doing when they aren’t recording the show. E-commerce has become a prevalent option for consumers, and t…
 
In today's listener Q&A episode, you asked, we answered: Should you advertise on Pinterest? What's the deal with financing apps? Remarketing strategies with a new store What is the best sales funnel for a high ticket item? How to launch into another market SEO for products with variants ...and more. Links Mentioned Sezzle - Use referral code SZXRLQ…
 
There truly is a power in connecting with other like-minded people. In this episode, I am excited to have on Athena Severi who is great at networking and helping others connect with each other. She is the co-founder of Seller Events and China Magic, and we met at Brand Accelerator Live. Since we both have event planning (specifically ecommerce even…
 
Meditation is a practice where one uses a method to train attention and awareness in one’s self to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable condition. Successful people like Oprah Winfrey and Ray Dalio, among others, have been known to practice meditation and can create amazing results in their business and own lives. In today’s epi…
 
Jake Starr, a former firefighter, started Recycled Firefighter in 2013 when he noticed decommissioned fire hoses being thrown into the landfill, took some home, and turned it into an iPad case he sold on Etsy. "I feel bad for whoever bought it." Today, Jake's Shopify Plus store has sold thousands of wallets, backpacks, tool rolls and more made from…
 
It is hard to believe, but it has now been a little more than a year since I left my job. My side hustle has become my full-time gig, and it is awesome! Ever since leaving my job to become a full-time entrepreneur, people have been asking what it is like. In this episode, I put together some thoughts about my first year as a full-time entrepreneur,…
 
Do you have ideas that you think would make a great start-up business, or are you already in the early stages but still unsure of how to go about it? Today’s guest, Brian Gill, will give you a few pointers on how you can set yourself up for success. Brian is the founder and CEO of Gillware Inc., and for the past 15 years, his company has helped ove…
 
Last Spring, a listener invited me to lunch with the Courtrights, a couple who ran a business that invested in Shopify stores– hundreds of Shopify stores– and offered a guaranteed rate of return to investors. On January 14th, the SEC announced that, "it filed an emergency enforcement action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freez…
 
What works when selling on Amazon? That is the magical question. Everyone wants to know what the latest hack or trick is to build their business. Strategies and tactics are great, and Amazon is an ever changing marketplace. That makes it critical to stay on top of what the latest and greatest ways are to build your business. With that said, tactics…
 
Most of us want to be our own bosses so we don’t have to take orders from anyone. Many people try their luck in owning their own business, but only some come out as successful business owners. In today’s episode, Dean and James talk about a certain topic that every business owner should know, especially if they want to grow their business productiv…
 
Our guest today is Thomas "Tommy" Tartaglia, the self-described World's Okayest Exerciser, who sold more than $100k in t-shirts with "World's Okayest Exerciser" printed on it last year on Shopify. You'll hear: Why Amazon is a double-edged sword How offline events helped jumpstart their business The synergistic warehouse space they established How p…
 
Selling on Amazon in the US (and the UK) is a great opportunity, and in this episode of the Maximizing Ecommerce, I am excited to have Michael Veazey. Since Michael lives just outside of London, he has a unique perspective on selling on Amazon (from outside the US) and how things work within the UK. Michael started as a music coach and branched int…
 
Have you ever tried selling a product to someone face to face? Almost half the time, that person will most likely buy or at least be interested in whatever you’re trying to sell to him. But with the technology that we have today, most businesses have gone through the automated route and are sending out texts or emails to potential customers. Steve …
 
In this Listener Q&A episode, we talk: Post-purchase email marketing Content strategies when you can't run ads Migrating sales from Amazon to Shopify Never miss an episode Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts Join Kurt's newsletter Help the show Ask a question in The Unofficial Shopify Podcast Facebook Group Leave a review Subscribe wherever yo…
 
Selling on Amazon’s international marketplaces is one of the simplest (yet overlooked) ways to grow your business if you are already selling on Amazon. In simple terms, there are three ways to grow your business: Selling more to the same customers Reaching new customers Selling new products All of these ways of generating sales should be part of yo…
 
Reflecting on the past is one of the best ways to plan for the future. Dean and I always take the time after Christmas to reflect on the previous year and set goals for the next. There are four questions we use to reflect, that drive the upcoming week, month, quarter, and year. To learn our strategy (and how we feel 2019 fared) listen to this episo…
 
One of the hardest parts of ecommerce entrepreneurship is manufacturing your first product, but as retail and technology has changed, it's also become easier than ever. Today we'll pull back the curtain on finding a manufacturer with a man who has decades of experience. Our guest today, Charles Kaliman, has helped big box retail stores launch new b…
 
In this episode, we talk about how Trent Dyrsmid built a 7 figure wholesale business using effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). While building this business, he delegated himself out of the operation within six months when the business was in growth mode. Trent attributes much of his success on his focus on working “on” the business ins…
 
What’s your superpower? What makes you tick as an entrepreneur and a human being? Entrepreneur’s in the early stages of building a business reach a “no man’s land” where they struggle to move forward and gain traction. Joe Trodden joins us in this episode of Just the Tips to talk about changing your mindset—and finding your superpower. After follow…
 
Emily Jaime is the designer and founder of YIREH. She started the brand early in 2014 (when she was 22 years old!), without a background in fashion or business. She has built her online boutique with the desire to not only design functional and easy to wear clothing for women, but to also empower and encourage them to live their best lives. Show Li…
 
Many sellers, including myself, are so focused on growing a brand that we lose sight of the potential for selling other people’s products. To help us explore the opportunity selling with the wholesale model, I am excited to have on Dillon Carter. The upside of selling wholesale is that it is fairly simple and the barriers to entry are low. The bad …
 
Are you trying to launch a business or sell a product, and need some tips to help you launch successfully? Are you wondering if you should engage in email marketing? What about offering subscriptions? Kurt Elster joins us to cover how to launch a business successfully and how to engage with and grow your customer base. Don’t miss this great episode…
 
Today's guest has twenty years of ecommerce experience and believes that "You can't survive as a commodity dropship retailer. You have to differentiate or Amazon will eat your lunch. If not today, then tomorrow." In this episode, he'll tell us how he differentiated Karmaloop and more. You'll hear: Lessons learned running a nine-figure brand acquire…
 
Creating an online community sounds easy in theory—but what does it take to build a thriving community? How do you interact with your group? What are some of the best ways to add value? If you’re struggling to answer these questions, Lori Kennedy is here to answer them. Lori is the founder of the Wellness Business Hub, a business consultant, and ho…
 
In this episode, Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income comes on to talk about his experience with diving into the world of ecommerce. Pat and his partner, Caleb, created a new video camera stand called a Switchpod. Pat talks about the process of inventing the product from idea conception, to getting feedback, and utilizing an army of “superfans” to h…
 
This episode is also available on YouTube. Shopify merchants broke records with $2.9+ billion in worldwide sales over Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. In this episode, we unpack the biggest shopping week of the year. You'll hear: Typical Facebook Ads ROAS stats How our biggest clients performed And our key takeaways for our successful BFCM in 202…
 
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like you have more things to do than time to do it? The truth is you are not alone. The workload of an entrepreneur is non-stop. It never ends, and you can not get more hours in a week (no matter how hard you try). That is where Nathan Hirsch comes in. He founded a company called FreeeUp that helps ecommerce entreprene…
 
Are you interested in professional coaching, but worried you don’t have the necessary experience? Is it something you are passionate about, but you just don’t know how to market yourself? Lucas Rubix, a coach to the coaches, joins us to talk about coaching, how to get started, and mistakes to avoid. Lucas Rubix started his career working on oil rig…
 
Ryan Popoff founded a leather goods company after learning leather working as a creative outlet. Bootstrapped and run solo in 2013, Ryan is now leading a team of 12 full-time craftspeople in a 1,400 sq. ft. workshop in British Columbia. Popov Leather makes handmade leather goods like wallets, belts, watch straps, notebook covers, and more. They're …
 
A positive entrepreneurial mindset can often be the difference between finding success and failing. Most entrepreneurs know that running a business isn’t easy. It requires hard work, sacrifice, positivity, and knowing what you want. Do you know what drives you? Do you understand what is required of you to reach your goals? Joel Bower joins Kevin in…
 
Mental toughness is something that can benefit every entrepreneur, but how do you develop it? Why is it important? Having the right mindset can be the difference between success and failure. To develop mental toughness, you must be prepared to focus on personal development. You have to remember that the foundation that your business is built on is …
 
This episode is available on YouTube. Watch now: https://youtu.be/mjeP1M5cgEg Its too late to change anything on your store now this close to Black Friday, so instead, lets do something fun and talk about politics. In today's episode: How Presidential Candidates Maximize eCommerce Sales We'll compare the Shopify stores of President Trump's 2020 cam…
 
First we'll hear Dave's journey from Hollywood Producer to High School teacher to international mobile filmmaking seller. At the end of the episode, Dave gives us the crash course on how you can radically improve the quality of video you're producing with the iOS device you already have. Stick around for the end to learn how to win giveaway our iOg…
 
In a world where so many businesses are competing for attention, you must create a connection with customers to stand out. You may offer a similar product or service, but what you do to brand yourself and connect will make a difference. This episode is all about connection, marketing, and how to stand out from the crowd. Chris Shaffer—an expert in …
 
A collaborative culture in the workplace is becoming a foreign concept. We all strive for innovation and creation, right? But we forget that building relationships with coworkers is an essential piece of a business's success. Jason Treu joins us to discuss the importance of building relationships within your team—and how to do it efficiently. Jason…
 
Megan Auman is a jewelry designer, metalsmith, educator and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in selling art through a variety of channels. In this episode, Megan reveals how she built her own high-end handmade jewelry business, what it takes to sell art and handmade products online, and the mistakes artists make when selling online. Yo…
 
After early success in 2017 with SMS while working at Lumee - Kim Kardashian's favorite selfie case - Jeremy Horowitz went all in on SMS marketing. You'll hear: The advantage of personalizing SMS for your clients How to get a 95% SMS open rate and 25% clickthrough rate on your SMS Getting started with SMS in 30-minutes What to absolutely NOT to do …
 
Are you trying to find ways to increase your sales without going the nightmarish route of launching a new product? Are you stuck treading water, unsure which direction to take? All entrepreneurs at some point or another hit a point where their product seems to be stalling. Steve Chou joins Kevin in this episode of Maximizing Ecommerce to fill you i…
 
What is a content experience? How does it apply to entrepreneurs? Customer engagement is a driving force that leads to sales and our marketing needs to be on-point to remain competitive. So how do we focus on customer engagement through the content we create? Randy Frisch joins us in this episode of Just the Tips to educate us on creating customer …
 
You asked, we answered: "So Kurt if you were to start a store what niche would you start in?" "You mentioned the importance of building an email list- any practical ideas for how to get people to sign up?" "Timing for social media posts for holidays. Aka when to release your Black Friday deal on social." "What to budget for your one day ads on soci…
 
Ever wonder the best time and day to promote a product or sale? Or what strategy to use to get orders all day long? In this episode, 7-figure Shopify merchant Mark Arruda breaks down the exact strategy he's using. You'll hear: How Etsy made (and almost broke) Mark's business Risks around trademarks What to do when Facebook ads get too expense How t…
 
Should an Amazon seller consider launching Facebook ads? In a world where social media is king, it seems foolish not to take advantage of the platform. With Amazon and Google being very keyword-driven, how does Facebook differ? What makes for a successful ad campaign? Monica Louie, A Facebook ads extraordinaire, joins Kevin in this episode of Maxim…
 
Data-driven decision-making is something many entrepreneurs struggle with. Many of us aren’t adequately tracking and analyzing data. But If Shark Tank has taught us anything, it’s that you need to know your numbers. In this episode of Just the Tips, Dean and I discuss tracking the steps in your process, analyzing data, and taking action steps to so…
 
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