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Honest and uncensored - this is not your father’s boring finance show. This show brings much needed ACTIONABLE advice to a people who hate being lectured about personal finance from the out-of-touch one percent. Andrew and Matt are relatable, funny, and brash. Their down-to-earth discussions about money are entertaining whether you’re a financial whiz or just starting out. To be a part of the show and get your financial questions answered, send an email to listenmoneymatters@gmail.com.
 
From the dynamic duo of Listen Money Matters, comes another brutally honest show. But this time, they mean business. Literally! Matt Giovanisci and Andrew Fiebert drop the gauntlet of truth about being self-employed, serial entrepreneurs. They're not teaching how to build a successful company. Instead, they run business challenges and experiments that offer a transparent view of what it really takes to make money online without being a complete douche nugget.
 
From large funding rounds, acquisitions, and a constant stream of success stories coming out of startups, it is often hard to see why almost 90% of them fail. The Failory Podcast dives deep on this notion and uncovers the lessons today’s successful founders learned at previous ventures so that you can avoid similar pitfalls and apply winning strategies to your business from the get-go.
 
Live In The Feast is a seasonal podcast for developers and designers looking to discover their niche to build recurring revenue. So that they can live the life that they want and ultimately reach the goals of why they started their own business in the first place. Each season will be a theme specific to your business. And each episode features a guest who's been there before and achieved success. You'll get actionable takeaways for you to implement in your business immediately after each sho ...
 
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Today’s co host is Alex Panagis. Alex is the founder of Scale Math, an SEO marketing agency with a bit of a twist: they are half agency and half marketing training/community. At just 19, Alex is well ahead of a lot of us in figuring out what he wants out of life. In this episode, we dive into when SEO should be a focus and when you should focus els…
 
Today’s co-host is Kim Doyal. Kim, formerly known as the WordPress Chick, is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, podcaster, and content strategist. She is the co-founder of The Content Creator’s Planner and has built her lifestyle business using WordPress and podcasting. After spending much of her early career in retail, Kim started her first online b…
 
Show Notes Nat’s thoughts and takeaways from his first startup. Nat’s advice on when to take a break and when to take a leap with your startup. Starting a company in College vs one year later. How to properly validate. How Nat keeps up with changing SEO trends. Growth Machine’s growth. Advice Nat would give to his past self. Links & Resources Growt…
 
Today’s co-host is Gina Horkey. Gina specializes in helping people learn hard digital marketing skills to launch their own online service-based businesses. Gina’s background includes professional writing, online business consulting, and a decade of experience in the financial services industry. After leaving the corporate world in 2014, Gina starte…
 
Today’s co-host is Reuven Lerner. Reuven teaches Python and data science to companies around the world and has been self-employed since 1995. In addition to his corporate training business, he also offers numerous online courses, as well as a free weekly newsletter read by 16,000 Python developers. In 1992, Reuven was an undergrad at MIT working at…
 
Show Notes The moment Raman realized he wanted to be a Founder. Different startups Raman created. Scaling, capital, and growth. What inspired Crypto Jobs. Raman’s thoughts on the future of blockchains. Raman’s startup advice to new founders. Links & Resources Crypto Jobs List - Find over 1045+ blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs on Crypto Jobs List.…
 
Today’s co-host is Erin Flynn. Erin currently operates Successfully Simple with Erin Flynn where she helps business owners of all kinds (freelancers, designers, developers, marketers) build and streamline their businesses. In 2012, after leaving her day job, Erin found herself making websites. After discovering that she could be more profitable by …
 
Show Notes What led David into creating startups Video game review site Scaling, revenue, and challenges The early days of Chessable What advice would David give to his past self Links & Resources Chessable - Science-backed chess learning tools online, chess training, and chess opening repertoires from chess masters and amateurs alike. Sharkius Gam…
 
Today’s co-host is Ken Westgaard. Ken is the self-proclaimed Launch Dude and helps coaches and course creators plan and execute their launches without the headaches. Ken has a ton of wisdom to share about the economic and societal shifts going on right now and how that impacts putting your work out into the world. Ken started his career as a graphi…
 
Show Notes Bram talks about his past project, “E-Ticket Transfer”. The beginning of Startup Stash. The three Elements; Time, Money and Motivation. How No-Code MVP came to be. Bram’s thoughts on the future for no-code. Links & Resources No Code MVP - Bram's online education program that teaches people and teams the mindset, process and tools to rapi…
 
Show Notes Steve’s path to a startup. Chowdy; a food startup. Dragon’s Den opportunity. The 9-weeks turn around. Steve’s passion project; The Travel Brief. What advice would Steve give to his past self. Links & Resources The Travel Brief - Making it possible for travelers to explore every part of the world as easily as their own cities. Practically…
 
Big news, folks: we are now hosting the Money Lab show over on YouTube. We’ll be recording all our business conversations on camera. AND, because it’s video, we can actually show you how our businesses run. It’s a behind-the-scenes and on the screens look at what it takes to run an online business. Plus, let's be real: YouTube has way better search…
 
Show Notes Moving to India and running a startup. Common challenges while running an online startup. Tricking Google by owning over eighty domains. Zal gives his past self some advice. Links & Resources Lucep - Increasing sales from digital marketing by connecting leads to sales agents instantly. Director at Free Cash - FreeCash is a gamified crypt…
 
Has Matt found his online doppelgänger? Miles Beckler, of digital marketer YouTube fame and Milesbeckler.com, joins the show to talk all things online entrepreneur. Matt and Miles both run niche sites that they've had for years and years. They both run tons of experiments and share what they've learned online. And they both have a super strong hat …
 
Show Notes Pat goes over his timeline on how he got into Tech. Switching from industry to startup. Delite; the challenges that ultimately lead it to fail. The beginnings of Starter Story. Quitting his full-time job. Being vulnerable with publicity. What would Pat say to his past self. Links & Resources Pat’s Twitter 24 Hour Startup Challenge - Live…
 
Matt just ran two business experiments that failed miserably. But they ended up being really valuable learning processes. Matt and Andrew discuss how to run useful, measurable tests in an online business. How do you come up with a legit hypothesis? How do you get meaningful data and results? And how do you move on if you find out it doesn't work? I…
 
Today's co-host is Miles Beckler. Miles is a veteran online entrepreneur with 17 plus years of experience and expertise in digital marketing and affiliate marketing. He started with MySpace back in 2003, then built an agency, and is now working with his wife full-time on their meditation business. Miles is on a mission to help business owners focus…
 
Show Notes How Swim University came to be Why Matt knew he wanted to be a Founder Matt chats about Spruce Matt’s feelings about failure "Pumpin’ Out the Jams" Quality vs Quantity What Matt would say to his past self Links & Resources Swim University - The ultimate guide to pool and hot tub care. Money Labs Podcast - Matt Giovanisci has brutally hon…
 
It's listener question time! From changing course in a dying industry to starting a business with a friend, Matt and Andrew debate the answers to your burning questions: What would you if your niche site was in a stagnant or dying industry? What are your favorite strategies for helping drive traffic to the newer websites you have built? What's the …
 
Today we’re talking about our simple strategy for owning and managing rental properties. We have a course called Rental Properties for Passive Investors and we got some feedback that we think it’s important to address. Show Notes Investable Rental Properties For Passive Investors Course Start Investing with Roofstock Learn more about your ad choice…
 
Today’s co-host is Mark Asquith. Mark is the founder of Rebel Based Media and a suite of other companies focused on podcasters. Mark is also a repeat guest from season five. Self-described as “wandering through life,” Mark found his way to podcasting through many other endeavors. He founded Podcast Websites, which eventually expanded into Rebel Bas…
 
Show Notes Terence shares a bit about his journey before Reflow Hub. A minimal viable product in the food delivery space. Deciding to shut down Ross & Zane. Challenges and victories Reflow Hub faces. What would Terence say to his past self. Links & Resources Reflow Hub - A managed marketplace that facilitates mobile device returns, buyback & trade-…
 
What does it actually mean to run a profitable business? Matt breaks down how he uses the Profit First accounting model to manage and allocate money made in his online business. Matt explains how he divides up his business revenue into certain Target Allocation Percentages and how this framework has helped him: 1) Pay himself more money as the busi…
 
Today we have a guest on the show - the Co-Founder and first CEO of Netflix. Marc Randolph to talk about his new book That Will Never work. The real-life, totally improbable story of Netflix’s early days, told in Marc Randolph’s unconventional, engaging, inspiring style. A vivid primer on the realities of startup ventures, and a seriously entertain…
 
Today’s co-host is Sarah Masci. Sarah is a designer, entrepreneur, and the founder of Bracken House Branding Co. Sarah has been in the online business game for 15 years now, and she’s the epitome of building a business around the life she wants. In the beginning, she experimented with lots of different channels and products, including Etsy and blog…
 
Show Notes Bernard Huang breaks down his timeline with failed projects. Bernard shares his story on taking over a foreclosed Dickey’s Barbeque Pit. “Least Common Denominator Syndrome”. What made Bernard want to be a Founder. What ultimately led to the shut down of Mosec. Four reasons a technology startup would come to exist. Bernard Huang chats abo…
 
Amazon just ripped the rug out from underneath every affiliate marketer, announcing their plan to slash affiliate marketing rates. And with just 7 days notice. Matt's business is set out to lose a whopping $176,929 with this change -- that's 40% of his entire business. So what does he plan to do about it? How does it affect Andrew? And what can eve…
 
Today’s co-host is Matt Giovanisci. Matt is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Money Lab, a website where he writes, podcasts, and chronicles epic experiments about making money online. Matt is a proud generalist. Over the course of his career, he has worked with clients, created online courses and products, and built multiple businesses. He’…
 
Show Notes Ryan shares about his journey toward creating MeVee and why he considers it a failure Ryan’s journey in gaining experience and expertise in being a live stream producer The creation of MeVee The moment things shifted and momentum grew for live video Finding a way to automate MeVee to make it as profitable as possible before shutting down…
 
Does low competition equal instant success? Matt just wrapped up his experiment to launch a podcast in a low-competition category. The goal: trying to naturally rank and gain listeners where there's no competition. Spoiler: it didn't work. So when does focusing on low competition categories work in business? Why are Andrew's low-competition niche s…
 
Today's co-host is Emily Leach. Emily has been a freelancer for 20 years and organizes many big events, including TEDx Talks and the Freelance Conference. Emily is a hustler. If she puts her mind to something, she goes out and does it. Most recently, she set out to host her first virtual summit. Freelance Conference (or FreeCon), was created out of…
 
Time to change things up! Jason Zook, founder of WanderingAimfully.com and Teachery.co, joins the show to talk about changing business models. Jason outlines how he and his wife decided to combine their businesses, launched a monthly membership site and changed their business model when they realized things weren't working. So how do you know when …
 
Is there’s an index fund bubble? Today we’re talking about how index funds are taking over and how the state of index funds should affect how you invest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy ListenMoneyMatters.com | Andrew Fiebert and Matt Giovanisci
 
Show notes Buster shares a bit about his new book: Why Are We Yelling? Buster talks about his initial rebellion against working with software How Buster’s interest for the internet eventually started What it was like working in the industry before becoming a founder Buster's thoughts on social gaming industries and consumer behavior Links & Resourc…
 
Show notes Brian talks about the results of a simple tweet Brian’s experience interviewing with companies after changing the balance of power Challenges that came with working with a remote team Complications that concluded in the company failing Brian’s own difficulties of consulting while working on a side hustle Brian shares his thoughts and con…
 
Show notes What initially triggered the interest for Mike to create park.io Mike shares his feelings behind domain squatting What Mike learned about past failed projects The moment Mike realized that his business was successful Mike gives advice on starting a business and having the right frame of mind Links & Resources Park.io - Domain name backor…
 
Show notes How Eric navigated the path to starting BeardBrand Eric talks about their first sale and continued revenue growth The concept and testing behind Eric’s products Eric talks about producing valuable content Eric’s thoughts on how grooming helps explore positive routines Eric’s perspective on the biggest change that resulted in success Link…
 
What would you do if your traffic went south? Matt and Andrew answer an interesting question from a listener that applies to websites in slow decline and anyone seeing a dramatic drop-off this year. Here's the question: Let's say your SwimU traffic has been in a slow, gradual decline since 2016. You didn't notice it at first, but as you compare yea…
 
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