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Feb 10, 2023

Lenny Rachitsky runs the #1 business newsletter on Substack, which is simply called lennysnewsletter.com.

Lenny has a REALLY interesting career path. He started off as an engineer, then decided to start his own business, which got acquired by Airbnb, where he stayed and worked for over 7 years until he quit to be his own boss again!

When Lenny left Airbnb to tinker with the different startup ideas, he was writing on the side to share his learnings. But then his writing started to gain a lot of traction online… and it became his MAIN hustle!

On an Indie Hackers post, he said the newsletter is making around $500k ARR, so I had to invite him over to hear about how he runs his one-person business.

P.S. Need help turning a business idea into reality? I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10 (kinda limited time). Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K.

Feb 2, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to Uri Levine, co-founder of Waze.

 

Uri hated getting stuck in traffic, so he helped start a company called Waze to fix his problem. Google bought Waze in 2013 for over $1.1 billion dollars! But that wasn’t it for Uri — he invested in Moovit, another real-time transit app, which sold to Intel for another $1 billion dollars!

 

Check out Uri’s book, Fall In Love with the Problem, Not the Solution, to learn how to identify your consumers’ biggest problems and disrupt the markets that currently serve them.

 

P.S. Need help turning a business idea into reality? I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10 (kinda limited time). Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K.

Jan 26, 2023

In today’s episode, I welcome Sam Parr back to the podcast!

Sam created the popular newsletter The Hustle, which emails over 1 million people per day. Four years after he built it, he sold it to HubSpot for multi-millions of dollars.

Now, he’s the co-host of one of the top business podcasts, My First Million, where he and his co-host Shaan Puri talk all things business ideas and market trends, and interview other entrepreneurs to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on their projects.

Search for My First Million wherever you listen to podcasts, and check out Sam Parr on Twitter, at @TheSamParr.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to build cool things with cool people, you’ll love this episode!

PLUS! My exact course, Monthly1K, which Sam used to help launch and grow The Hustle is now 90% OFF. Get the exact info, tactics, and strategies I shared with Sam and other entrepreneurs to start your own business this year. Stop waiting and wishing and finally get started!

We cut the price down to $10 to make sure that we can try to help as many entrepreneurs as possible. 

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/284

Jan 19, 2023

Brett Williams earns $80k/month in pure PROFIT thanks to his subscription design agency, Designjoy. But, there’s something unique about his business… He has no employees! 

While most design businesses focus on outsourcing work to freelancers or junior members of the team, Brett focuses on creating high-quality designs. And the best way to ensure that is to just do it himself!

His design work is SO popular, he’s even had to turn off orders in the past to prevent more client sign-ups. And he doubled his prices to reduce interest—which ended up backfiring and actually brought more clients in.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about launching a successful design agency, you’ll love this episode.

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  1. How to make tons of money WITHOUT reinventing the wheel
  2. Why Brett has actually AVOIDED hiring freelancers
  3. And how raising your prices can bring you MORE clients instead of less

Enjoy those 3 things… plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.

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Jan 12, 2023

Justin Welsh runs a one-person business that does $1.7 million dollars a year, spends ZERO money on ads, and operates at a 94% margin! 

That's right. He keeps most of the money.

Unlike a lot of the solopreneurs that hire freelancers and virtual assistants, Justin does everything himself and still has time to go on vacations frequently.

In this episode, we talk about how to scale a one-person business using software and systems.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/282

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Jan 5, 2023

Round 16 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

In this episode, we are going to talk about:

  1. What’s AppSumo growth tactics for 2023?
  2. How to monetize your YouTube channel as an artist?
  3. How to get more clients as a personal trainer?

And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here:

https://okdork.com/asknoah

Dec 28, 2022

Chandler Bolt is the CEO of Self-Publishing School & SelfPublishing.com.

He dropped out of college during his Sophomore year because he had the itch to run his own business. By the time his friends were graduating college, his business, Self-Publishing School, was already making a million dollars in annual revenue.

Despite making a lot of money at a young age, Chandler is NOT an overnight success. Self-Publishing School was probably his 3rd or 4th business. He has put in many reps and tried a bunch of things in entrepreneurship before dropping out of college.

In this episode, we talk about dropping out of college and making your first million dollars.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/280

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Dec 21, 2022

Larry Janesky came from humble beginnings. No one in his family went to college, and he didn’t have the money to go to college, either. So he started his own carpentry business straight out of high school and expanded that business into a multimillion dollar home improvement empire.

Today, his company Contractor Nation fixes people’s homes—but there’s a lot more to it than that. Larry has created an intricate business model and started a product dealer network to have as much control over the supply chain as possible.

Plus, Larry also has a digital marketing agency, over 32 patented products, 1600+ employees, and runs an entrepreneurship school for anyone who wants to learn how to do what he did.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to start a multimillion dollar business WITHOUT going to college, you’ll love this episode.

Check out Larry Janesky at:

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/279

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Dec 15, 2022

Robert D. Friedman is most well-known for being the co-founder of Auction.com, one of the largest real estate auction firms in the United States.

Rob is definitely one of those guys that learned more by doing than by studying in a classroom. He started an auto repair shop at the age of 19 making $100k/year, and then he used that as a springboard to start many other business ventures, mostly in the real estate industry.

He has been working with his business partner, Jeffrey Frieden, for over 40 years. And together, they have participated in thousands of real estate transactions, grossing billions in sales.

Rob is also involved in various charitable organizations. One of his proudest achievements is starting a school in Nicaragua called veraschool.org that educates bright, young girls in underserved communities. Go check that out to see how you can help.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/278

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

Dec 9, 2022

In the 2008 market crash, Pat Flynn was laid off from his job as an architect. He had just graduated college, was about to get married, and it was his dream career. Like many people in that situation, he turned to entrepreneurship. What he didn’t know at the time, is that it would change his life forever.

Now, he’s been running Smart Passive Income for almost 15 years (longer than his kids have been alive!) and he’s built several other successful online businesses, impacted millions of people around the world, and spends a lot of time with his family, too.

In this episode, we talk about how to stay relevant and live a fulfilling life as an entrepreneur.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/277

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

Dec 1, 2022

Brian Smith started the global footwear brand UGG with just $500.

At the age of 29, Brian quit his profession in accounting, and went to California to surf and start his entrepreneurial journey.

He noticed that there was no sheepskin footwear in California, but every Australian he knew owned a pair of sheepskin footwear. So he brought six pairs of sheepskin boots from Australia to test the market and UGG was born!

In this episode, Brian shares how to build a meaningful fashion brand and marketing lessons.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/276

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

Nov 24, 2022

If there’s one thing Garrain Jones knows, it’s how to transform your life for the better.

This guy has an epic story. Tough childhood events put his life into a downward trajectory that led him to selling drugs, stripping, going to prison, and becoming over $200,000 in debt. It seemed like every time he took one step forward, he’d take two steps back.

Finally, he had enough and committed to changing his life. He moved to LA, starred in a Beyoncé music video, signed a $500,000 record deal with Ludacris, built a 7-figure business, wrote a best-selling book, helped his mom achieve her dream of going to fashion school, met and married his wife, and now helps others transform their own lives.

In this episode, he shares how shifting your mindset is the first step to breaking unhealthy cycles in your life.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/275

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

Nov 17, 2022

Round 15 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

In this episode, we are going to talk about:

  1. How to quickly build "a network" while living abroad
  2. Decision-making: when to think fast and when to think slow
  3. Why you should spend more money on advertising during a recession

And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here:

https://okdork.com/asknoah

Nov 10, 2022

Paul Orfalea is the legendary founder Kinko’s.

If you guys haven’t heard of Kinko’s before, it was a leading retail chain for people to use copying machines in the late 90s. 

Paul ran the company for 30 years, and it was later acquired by FedEx for $2.4 billion dollars in 2004!

Paul is an AMAZING entrepreneur and also very humble.

In this episode, Paul shares the top life and business lessons he learned over the years.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/273

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Nov 3, 2022

Born and raised in Manhattan, Matthew Lesser did not want to have a job that made him sit behind a desk all day. 

He wanted flexibility and that’s why he got into the real estate business.

What’s interesting about Matthew is that he doesn’t have a YouTube channel, works in a small boutique real estate firm, but still making 7 figures a year for himself.

In this episode, we talked about how to get started as a real estate broker with zero networks.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/272

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

Oct 27, 2022

Round 14 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

In this episode, we are going to talk about:

  1. How to expand a 7-figure software development business
  2. Is it better to start a newsletter or a blog
  3. How to market Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here:

https://okdork.com/asknoah

Oct 20, 2022

In today’s episode, we talk about marketing and advice for people in their twenties.

This episode is a segment from my interview with the My First Million podcast hosted by good buddies Sam Parr and Shaan Puri. Go check out their show for the full episode.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/270

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

Oct 13, 2022

Ryan Serhant is a fellow YouTuber and one of the top real estate brokers in the world.

He initially went to New York became he wanted to get into theaters. But after he ran out of money, Ryan decided to give real estate a try.

In his first year, he only made a total of $9,000. In his second year, he made $50,000. And 10+ years later, he owns a real estate agency that is doing $1.4B in revenue! 

In this interview, Ryan shares how you can start a career in real estate yourself.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/269

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

Oct 6, 2022

Round 13 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

In this episode, we are going to talk about:

  1. Is Europe underrated or overrated?
  2. How to acquire customers without paid advertising?
  3. How to create a SaaS product for your existing audience when you don’t know how to code?

For those that want Muhammad’s email: muhammad.atif@purelogics.info

And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here:

https://okdork.com/asknoah

Sep 30, 2022

Round 12 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

 

In this episode, we are going to talk about:

 

  1. How I prioritize what to work on as the CEO
  2. Side hustles ideas for a housekeeper in Switzerland
  3. How to price your SaaS products

 

And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here:

https://okdork.com/asknoah

Sep 22, 2022

Nadav Keyson of CEO and Co-founder of Riverside.fm, a fast-growing software that you can do your podcast and audio recording. People that have used the platform include Bill Gates, Michelle Obama, Gary Vee, and your's truly.

I really like Nadav and his hustle. It took him and his brother 6 to 7 years, trying multiple projects, and many failures, until they finally got Riverside.fm to work. Go check them out!

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/266

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

 

Sep 17, 2022

Round 11 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

In this episode, we are going to talk about:

  1. How to grow your service business after getting your first 3 clients
  2. What are some expensive mistakes that shaped the way you make decisions later on
  3. The strategies I used to grow your AppSumo when I just started

And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here:

https://okdork.com/asknoah

Sep 9, 2022

Michael Eisenberg, co-founder and general partner at Aleph, an early-stage venture capital fund.

Michael was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. During his college years, he went abroad and studied in Israel for two years. The trip was SO transformative that he decided to go back to Israel after he got his degree in New York.

Michael got into venture capital because he wanted to help Israeli entrepreneurs create more jobs for people. Some of his notable investments include WeWork, Wix and Lemonade, a popular renter insurance platform.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/264

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

 

Sep 2, 2022

Round 10 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

In this episode, we are going to talk about:

  1. How I compensated my initial hires at AppSumo
  2. How to allocate your marketing funds for top, middle, and lower funnel
  3. What is my process for interviewing contract copywriters

 

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here: https://okdork.com/asknoah

Aug 30, 2022

Round 9 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

In this episode, we are going to talk about:

  1. The most powerful tool for self-improvement
  2. Don’t look for business ideas, find pain
  3. How to enjoy the journey more

And if you want to have one of your questions answered in a future episode, submit here.

Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/262

Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah

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