Realistic way to access the new economy. In each episode I interview someone who has created their own career. The common thread through out the interviews is that my guests have figured out how to have time, location and income independence. That last past is important. Many of my guests are internet entrepreneurs who are doing really well physically, mentally, emotionally ect... Alright, lets do this!
In this interview I speak with Lolly of Lolly Palooza. Lolly self identifies as a paper crafter and art aficionado. If you are interested in learning how you can make a living from your passion for art, this is the interview for you! In this video we discuss Lolly's background and what type of work she did prior to starting he personal brand. We also discuss how she made the decision to work on her business full time after working part time for so many years.
Lolly talks about how entrepreneurs need to learn to focus on building one corps aspect of their business. She mentions that she has done some informal consulting with other entrepreneurs and has noticed some bad habits. The main one is a lack of focus with business objectives. Lolly stresses that you need to identify who your audience is and what they need. You cannot focus your channel on only the topics you feel like covering.
Over time Lolly has refined her instructional videos to cut out all the fluff. At under 10
In this interview I speak with Josue Pena about how he became an instagram growth consultant. We talk about how he met the celebrities he has worked with and how he works with clients today. Josue also talks about the company he runs with his partner, digital CEOs. Finally, Josue tells you where you can find resources to start your own instagram consulting firm or even just blow up your own instagram following.
In this video I speak with Alexandra Potora about how she got started as a social media brand consultant. We then talk about how Alexandra used her experience in consulting to create her own personal brand as a social media influencer. We then discuss how Alexandra is leveraging her personal brand to build a makeup company.
In this video I speak with Adriana Jerez about how she created an online dog training academy. He academy offers online courses for dog training and certification. These courses provide passive income for her and her partners at The Fact Academy. Adriana started her dog training company FactAcademy after starting many different online businesses. Adrianna takes us through her journey as an entrepreneur and some of her process of trail and error.
In this video Chris Sheng, founder of Renly talks to me about how he gots started online. Chris gives advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and marketers. Some of the highlights of his career include selling a movie to Lionsgate and leading the growth efforts from a company with over 3 million dollars in funding.
In this interview I talk to Caleb Lai, designer, consultant and entrepreneur. Caleb talks about learning design in school while his only job was lifeguarding. Caleb then gets into how he got experience working for BalisticArts and MetaLab. Caleb then branched out on his own and started his own design consultancy. Recently Caleb expanded his work into his own consumer web app for booking any type of in person one on one lesson you want.
The interesting thing about Caleb’s journey is that he used one core skill, UX design and UI Design in order to go from freelancing to consulting to building his own products as an entrepreneur. Caleb is a perfect example of scaling up your career.
How to become a digital nomad with Aaron Simon of Freedom and Fulfillment. In This Video I interview Aaron on how he became a digital nomad after he graduated college. We discusses how he started a blog and a successful Amazon FBA store. Aaron talks about different digital nomad jobs and which ones he thinks are the best long term options. Aaron also discusses the topics of his blog and why he chose to move back fromThailand and quit the digital nomad lifestyle.
In this video I interview Matthew Makai of FullStackPython.com. Matt talks about why he decided to create FullStackPython and what jobs he has held as a developer. At the end of the interview Matt gives his advice for senior developers. Matt talks about the many career paths you can take as a senior dev.
In this interview I talk to Shaun from Consulting Confindant. Sean talks about his experience in consulting and why he decided to start an interview prep training company. In this interview Shaun talks to me about some of his past entrepreneurial ventures and why this one was more successful.
This interview I talk to Michael Kohler about his path to success. Michael is the CEO and founder of XtremeSocial, an internet marketing agency. Michael’s company offers full stack internet marketing services and software products. In this interview I discuss some of Michael’s background and how he decided to become an entrepreneur.
In Miachael’s case, he tried many different business models before he found success. Michael started out offering individual internet marketing services to clients before offering a range of services as an agency. Michael recommends that new marketers get their start offering services so that they can build up the skills they will need for more complicated business models.
Once Micael gained enough experience, he started experimenting with paid traffic. Micael learned that he could create a self sustaining business by driving traffic to his site and selling products and services off of his site and email list. Michael even talks about becoming a h
In this video, online fitness personality Carter Good talks about his journey as an entrepreneur. Carter discusses his early days in fitness and internet marketing. At one point in his life Carter’s weight ballooned to 306 lbs. He then made the decision to lose the weight and dropped 140 lbs., hitting a low of 160.
Carter says that the hardest part was just getting started. He talks about how gaining momentum is key to motivation. In both his fitness and business journey’s Carter has leveraged his momentum to maintain progress. One of the keys to Carter’s success is his relentless drive to keep moving forward. When Carter is working with his clients he does whatever it takes to make sure they are making progress.
One thing carter repeats throughout our discussion is the dedication that is required to make a serious change in your life. You have to be all in, at least for a little while. If you like Carter’s mindset and want to find out more, you can check him out at his websi
In this video I speak with Nolan Melson, a senior consultant at Capgemeni. Nolan has extensive experience in helping veterans transition out of the military into careers in technology. While Nolan’s advice is tailored to a military audience, most of it is applicable to civilians who are transitioning careers.
Nolan talks about his experiences working at Capgemeni and on the board of directors for the Merivis Foundation. In addition to these roles, Nolan is active in other non-profit initiatives aimed at assisting transitioning veterans. Most recently he spoke on the veteran panel at this year’s SXSW conference.
Nolan shares what changes individuals have to make when they go from a structured to an unstructured work environment. He talks about the importance of understanding the culture and expectations of the industry you are moving into. One of the best pieces of advice Nolan gives is to get into the ecosystem of the industry you want to break into. Specifically, Nolan sugges
In this interview I speak with Pritish Sanyal. Pritish is the Director of Business Development at HYPE Asia. HYPE is a venture builder that helps entrepreneurs expand into new markets. HYPE partners with companies that can use their expertise to help launch their products.
Currently Pritish is working with Surkus, a company that connects even organizers with brands. Surkus helps these brand to reach event participants with highly targeted offers. In the past, Pritish has worked in industries as diverse as hospitality and tech.
During our interview Pritish talks about having a strategy for anything you want to accomplish individually or as an entrepreneur. He talks about why he loves working with entrepreneurs and the skills all entrepreneurs need to be successful. Pritish makes a point of saying that there is no specific type of education someone needs to have to become a successful entrepreneur. A willingness to get your idea in front of customer and receive feedback is the
In this interview I speak with Mark Barnes about how he went from being a teach to running his own publishing company. Mark says he started out wanting to make a change in the way children are educated. You can see some of his written work and formative ideas on his blog HackLearning. From there, Mark decided that he wanted to keep creating training materials for teachers. He ended up publishing an entire series of books by partnering with other authors.
Fast forward to today and Mark runs a successful publishing company x10 Publishing. Mark says he has a consistent pipeline of authors that want to publish under the x10 umbrella. These days mark is in the position to accept or reject authors as he sees fit. Since he has consistent business, the authors that make the cut to partner with x10 are some of the best. Mark’s company now publishing books about learning as well as professional development materials for teacher.
Mark says that the journey to where he is at took a lot o
In this interview I speak with Sean McBride. Sean is a former Army Officer turned front end developer. When Sean was suddenly let go from the Army in 2008, he found himself in one of the wort job markets in recent history. Sean was forced to re-think his life plan and start from scratch.
Sean discusses the steps he took to go from jobless and living with his parents to running the front end development side of Decipher Technology Studios. Sean says that the path to getting back on track took him about two years. In the process of figuring out his career, Sean moved to three different states, started and left a PhD program and married his wife. It was definitely an action packed couple of years.
Ultimately Sean made his way into technology starting with sales engineering and consulting. He then started working on more and more technical aspects of the projects until that made up the majority of his work. If you have ever had to take an unexpected path or you wonder what that i
In This interview I talk with Nicholas Robinson, the co-founder of RLTY CHK entertainment. RLTY CHK is a Los Angeles based immersive entertainment studio which blends story, technology, and community to transform the way we are entertained.
Nick started his career in marketing a community building. Prior to starting RLTY CHK he was the CMO of Quest Nutrition. At Quest he was responsible for building up Quest’s online presence. With a background in film and technology, Nick was already an experienced online community builder.
After coming up with Quest’s online strategy Nick focused on putting out extremely high quality content. He says that at one point, his team would take up to 3 days to prepare one 15 second recipe clip for Quest Nutritions Instagram Stories. Nick mentions that this is a common practice now, but back when they were doing it at Quest, it was completely unique.
One of the points that Nick repeated was that you have to be original with what you are doing as a
In this interview I speak with Susan Berkley, founder of GreatVoice.com a company offering professional voice over training and services. In this interview Susan discusses how she got started with her voice over career. Susan then discusses how she got into teaching voice acting independently and through her training courses.
Susan also discusses her entrepreneurial background. Having come from a long line of entrepreneurs, it seems as though Susan was destined to start her own company. Susan shares some of the most important business lessons she has learned through out the years as well as her advice for anyone just staring out. Finally, Susan makes an offer for anyone interested in getting better at presenting or starting their own voice over career.
In this interview I speak with Miltiadis from Philosophy Behind Coding. Miltiadis discusses how he started programming when he was just 15 years old. This childhood obsession led him to study electrical and computer engineering when he entered university.
Miltiadis began developing an interest in machine learning and computer image recognition. In 2015 he published his first academic paper on computer image recognition and he founded Philosophy Behind coding at just 21 years of age. Miltiadis shares some of his long term vision for philosophy behind coding including his plans to continue in his research.
Unlike many YouTuber's, Miltiadis has no desire to be a full time content creator. In order to have enough time for his research Miltiadis built out a team of assistants and freelancers to manage his content production process. If you are someone that is interested in becoming a content creator in addition to your main career, this is definitely an interview you will want to Wa
In this interview I speak with Kenton about how he got started with his online training platform Rocket Blocks. Rocket Blocks is an online training platform that provides consulting case interview preparation. The platform is expanding to offer all of the resources candidates need to brush up on all the specific areas tested in case interviews.
Kenton mentions that the idea for Rocket Blocks came out of his own experience interviewing for some of the world's largest consulting firms. Kenton mentions that he helped many of his friends with their preparation. He noticed that many of them were super stars in the classroom at business school but would freeze up during interviews. After asking some questions about his friend's study methods, Kenton realized their was a serious problem. Most students were studying whole cases and trying to regurgitate the material in the interviews.
Kenton realized that breaking down case solutions into frameworks was the best way to study. Learning
In this interview I speak with Matt from LeftHandedGuitarist. His channel teaches tutorials to students who are trying to pick up guitar but are left handed. Matt says the inspiration for this channel was the lack of quality instruction he saw for students who were left handed. Don't click away just yet if you happen to play guitar right handed! All of Matt's videos include chord charts for both left and right handed players. Thanks for taking the discrimination out of learning to play an instrument Matt, for that, we here at Opensourced give you a big pat on the back! (long overdue)
Seriously, Matt found a huge hole in guitar instruction and a really innovative way to serve his audience. When Matt started putting the chord charts in his videos he had to create each one from scratch and place each individual frame in his footage. Now Matt has a library of charts he uses but still places each chart individually. The result of all this hard work is a superior product and a ruthl
In this interview I speak with Marc Freccero about how he grew is YouTube Channel. Marc's channel is unique because of the eclectic mix of topic he includes. Unlike many other channels, Marc is includes many different topics. The videos that initially caught my attention were Marc's accounting interview prep videos that were right next to his Cochella packing tips videos!
Marc has successfully built up and audience by sharing all the different aspects of his life. One of the biggest parts of Marc's life is his career as a DJ. Marc has been producing for a number of years and this is one of the biggest parts of his life that he shares with his audience. Marc mentions that he recently started putting more effort into his YouTube channel. At this point he estimates that about 50% of his time is spent on his music and the rest goes to his content creation for YouTube.
If you are interested in finding out how you can get started online or how you can support your career in music wi
In this interview I talk with Jerry Liu about his work as a social media growth expert and content operations manager. Jerry's channel blends a huge mix of topics from sociology and gender issues to economics and politics. What's interesting about Jerry's channels is all of the experiments he uses them for. Jerry talks about some of the experiments he has run on his own channel trying different content topics and styles.
In addition to testing different types of content, Jerry is always testing new channels. The latest channel he has started to experiment with is the chat app discord. Jerry believes that building Discord communities is a highly underrated method of building influence online. He recently started experimenting with community run discord groups that are self policing and self sustaining. Jerry says his first group has been growing and that he is excited to see where this experiment takes him.
Jerry's eagerness to test the world around him, especially the world of
In This interview I speak with George Kao. George is a consultant who specializes in helping small businesses scale. Recently George started working on a new type of funnel. He says his funnel will help people to make sales without having to use manipulations or cheesy tactics.
George says he reached burnout after spending years using all the traditional internet marketing methods. George’s fist business was generating over 10,000 dollars of revenue per month after just one year. By the second year, George’s business did over 350,000 in revenue. He found himself laying awake at night unable to sleep. George wasn’t happy with the methods he was using to make money. He realized that making money without creating a a real value was not sustainable.
After years of mastering the technical aspects and systems for running an online business, George turned his attention to running an authentic business. George now consults with other entrepreneurs who want to create businesses that
In this interview I speak with John Fish about his decision to start his YouTube channel and his journey as a creator. John talks about what it was like starting out as a creator and the initial inspiration he got from his high school drama class. John also talks about how the direction of his YouTube channel changed based on the feedback from his audience.
John’s channel now focuses on sharing the lessons John is learning as a student at Harvard. Many of the lessons John’s shares with his audience are focused on study skills and time management. As a full time student and content creator, this is one area of life John as definitely mastered.
In this interview he mentioned that he will be starting his own podcast in order to explore some of the topics he does not consider himself an expert on. John plans to speak to guests he feels have specific expertise or life experience they can offer his audience. John also mentions that he plan to continue in his computer science studies