The Foundr Podcast with Nathan Chan
The Foundr Podcast with Nathan Chan
Foundr Media
We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and spoken to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and founders in the world to find out exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, so YOU can learn from them. Why this podcast? Because we're asking the same questions you want to know as an entrepreneur on their journey to building an extremely successful business. We're on the front-lines facing the daily battles you are. How do I get more customers? How do I scale my business? I want to start a business, but just don't know where to start? How did this person get millions of customers and make millions of dollars and have a such a massive impact on the world? Some of these entrepreneurs are very well known, and some not known at all and that’s the cool part! Here we will share with you our best interviews from Foundr magazine showcasing this persons processes, failures, critical lessons learnt and actionable strategies showing YOU how to build a successful business. This is NOT your AVERAGE everyday entrepreneurship podcast. We've also interviewed many successful game changing podcasters like Jim Kwik, Pat Flynn, Lewis Howes, Jordan Harbinger, Joel Brown & many more!
500: Horror Stories and Surprises from 500 Interviews | Nathan Chan AMA
Forgetting to hit record, the power going out, meeting heroes, and gaining friends. 500 episodes in, and Nathan Chan is still hungry for the next open-book conversation. In a special 500th episode of the Foundr Podcast, Chan lays everything on the table for a special AMA (ask me anything) from his favorite founders–YOU!  In this episode, you’ll learn:  The workplace horror story that shaped Nathan The origin of the podcast  What makes the best and worst interview guest  About successful founders who’ve started from nothing  Awkward and funny moments from 500 podcast episodes The most common advice from guests  How Nathan got comfortable in front of the camera Nathan’s daily routine and habits  Ecommerce advice from Nathan And much more behind the scenes of the podcast… Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Feb 23
42 min
498: He Lost Millions in Facebook Stock Then Built a $300M Tech Company | Noah Kagan
If Noah Kagan hadn’t gotten fired at Facebook, his stock would be worth millions. But he wouldn’t have it any other way. In his return to the podcast, Kagan and Nathan Chan commiserate over shared founder struggles, hot takes on entrepreneurship, and how to get out of the way of your own success.  Noah Kagan founded AppSumo, a digital marketplace where you can discover, buy, and sell the products you need to grow your business. He’s also the author of the book Million Dollar Weekend and runs a popular YouTube channel with a million subscribers.  In this interview you’ll learn:  Kagan’s notorious firing from Facebook Overcoming his fears as a CEO How to get a connection with anyone Why Kagan and Chan are jealous of Alex Hormozi How to make a business on a weekend Why sticking with a business is so hard The importance of three customers in 48 hours Examples of ripe industries to start a business And many more entrepreneurship hot takes… Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Feb 16
1 hr 4 min
497: He Used AI to Gain 100K Followers in 30 Days | Domenic Ashburn AKA Mr. Grateful
How do you go from zero to 100,000 followers in 30 days? By removing ego. After multiple failed business ideas, Domenic Ashburn ran an AI experiment to gain 100K social followers in 30 days. He did it in 22 days. By sharing his learnings, Ashburn developed a cult following and placed himself as an influencer in AI implementation. He is also the founder of Grateful Labs, an AI teaching platform. Nathan Chan talks with Ashburn, AKA Mr. Grateful, about embracing AI and using it to change your life.  In this interview, you’ll learn:  Why Domenic doesn’t think he has a job How he used AI to get 100,000 followers in 30 days His steps to build a million-dollar business using AI Why AI is the co-founder of his business Making $100,000 from FounderGPT Why humans are the problem with AI  The suite of AI tools Domenic uses Why listening to your own AI voice is better for learning Domenic’s takes on AI advancements  Why you should be grateful for this era  And much more AI advice… Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Feb 9
43 min
496: Outthink Amazon with AI | Melisa Vong
Whether you like it or not, your competitors use AI to sell on Amazon. Melisa Fong says don’t get left behind. Vong is a founder, mentor, and investor in multiple 6-figure and 7-figure ecommerce brands. She’s also the instructor of our Infinite Amazon course. Vong returns to the podcast to teach how to incorporate AI into your Amazon strategy.  In this interview, you’ll learn: The state of Amazon selling in 2024  Why you have to build a brand to make money How to do a photoshoot for super cheap with AI Why being a small business is an advantage  AI tools to maximize your Amazon listings Why it will be easier than ever to launch a business Amazon AI prompts to help your business Why Bing is underrated  And many more Amazon tips and tricks… *This interview was part of the Foundr Ecomm-AI Summit that took place October 23 - 25, 2023. Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Feb 2
29 min
495: Wild SEO Hacks to Boost Ecom Traffic in 2024 | Ronnie Teja
Ronnie Teja has a strong personality, and he knows it. That’s why he’s not afraid to give his opinions on the state of SEO. Teja returns to the podcast to break down how to use SEO to gain traffic and the AI tools to scale at speeds. He is a self-taught digital marketer, entrepreneur, and founder of Branzio watches, with a portfolio of 14 other brands. In this interview, you’ll learn:  The state of SEO marketing  Why Google is valuing old-school forums  To use Bing and ChatGPT to create SEO content  How to use a test site to learn what Google likes Ranking locally using pillar pages Why TikTok Shop is significantly cheaper than Amazon About Facebook’s Advantage+ shopping campaigns The basic AI tools you should be using And much more…  *This interview was part of the Foundr Ecomm-AI Summit that took place October 23 - 25, 2023. Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Jan 30
37 min
494: Tales from a Crazy Decade on the Internet with Cody Ko and Noel Miller
How did two former co-workers turned content creators find themselves partying at Elon Musk’s house? Listen to find out. ​​ Cody Ko and Noel Miller are the creators of the Tiny Meat Gang Podcast as well as the production company TMG Studios. The duo first rose to internet fame on Vine. They’re now some of the most successful YouTubers in the world, with close to 12 million subscribers across their channels. We chatted with the content creators to learn how they navigated the past decade of internet entertainment to build a business on laughs.  In this interview, you’ll learn: How Cody and Noel started making videos on their lunch breaks The financial strategies to become a full-time content creator What brand partnerships are the best fit Why Cody and Noel started a podcast network  The technical challenges and benefits of a network  The business behind entertainment content  How Cody and Noel view data and trends  One crazy fan’s unusual gift  And much more content creator talk… Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Jan 19
54 min
493: Media Buying Is Like Dating with Phoenix Ha of Ad Beacon
Phoenix Ha says media buying is like dating because there’s so much noise. So, how can you create an ad that makes the audience feel like they’ve found the one? Get ready for a media buying crash course. Phoenix Ha is the CEO of Ad Beacon, a leading data company that helps founders stop burning ad spend and start scaling faster in a post-iOS 14 environment. She’s also one of the new instructors of our updated course, How to Run Facebook Ads 2.0.  Listen to Nathan and Phoenix discuss: The trend of deep discounting  How to win in media buying Building up valuable first-party data  The differences in attribution and tracking tools  Find the quiet with ad creative  Why static is on the comeback  Ad variations and A/B testing  How to make ads outside the box  AI tools for paid media  Why we’ll never go back to ads before iOS 14 And much more media buying advice… *This interview was part of the Foundr Ecomm-AI Summit that took place October 23 - 25, 2023. Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Jan 12
43 min
492: How Branding Reduces Acquisition Costs with Richard Li of July
We last chatted with Richard Li, the founder of the luggage brand July, right before the pandemic changed travel forever. In Li’s return to the podcast, we’ll hear how he survived the past three years and created a luxury brand coveted by travelers. He’ll also break down how to implement AI tools in your ecommerce business and why brand is your strongest competitive advantage.  Listen to Nathan and Li discuss:  Losing 100% of their revenue in 2020 Why retail is cheaper than digital ads  Nailing product color and style  Why July isn’t on Amazon  How branding can reduce acquisition costs  Using AI to build forecast models  Maintaining the personal touch of customer satisfaction  How do you make a great offer if you don’t discount? Why brand is the strongest competitive edge  And much more DTC branding advice… *This interview was part of the Foundr Ecomm-AI Summit that took place October 23 - 25, 2023.  Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Jan 5
29 min
491: Build Better Ads Using AI with Nick Schakelford of Structured Social
Listener favorite Nick Shackelford returns to the podcast to share the current state of paid ads and how to incorporate AI in building them. Shackelford is the co-founder and managing partner at Structured Social, co-founder of Brez, and co-founder of Constant Creative. He’s spent the last ten years immersed in the performance marketing world. After working with legacy brands Pepsico and Apple, he quickly found his groove, going direct consumer with viral products like Fidget Spinners and Magnetic Eyelashes. Listen to Nick and Nathan discuss:  Nick’s origin story as a professional goalkeeper  Why Nick’s How to Run Facebook Ads course stands the test of time How Nick is walking the walk with his CDB beverage company, Brez The state of paid advertising  How Nick uses AI for his clients and business The four core areas of AI implementation  Using Canva and ChatGPT’s integration  What’s looming in 2024 for advertising  The challenges of transitioning from click to brick  How AI can help with customer service  And more AI tools for ad creation… *This interview was part of the Foundr Ecomm-AI Summit that took place October 23 - 25, 2023. Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Dec 22, 2023
43 min
490: Why Trinny Woodall Still Replies to DMs
Trinny Woodall returns to the podcast for a deep dive into AI and how she’s evolving Trinny London in a changing DTC landscape. Woodall is confident, direct, ambitious, and fabulous before fabulous was cool. She knows what she’s doing because she knows her customers. After a 20-year career in television and styling, she established Trinny London as a brand that gives everyone the tools they need to feel their best. Since launching in 2017, Trinny London has had 120% year-over-year growth, sells in 180 countries, and has a team of 200 employees. Woodall’s long-term goal is to eventually exit as one of the largest beauty brands in the world.  Listen to Nathan and Trinny discuss Why she built a brand targeting women over 35 The origin of Trinny Tribes and encouraging an organic community Why customer retention is such an essential building block The changing landscape of retail and D2C brands  Tapping into TikTok to reach future customers  The pros and cons of being a celebrity founder  Why she still personally responds to DMs and comments Using AI to help customers make choices  How to start a beauty brand today And much more on DTC…  *This interview was part of the Foundr Ecomm-AI Summit that took place October 23 - 25, 2023.  Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode. Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.  Speak with our friendly course experts to get clarity on the next steps for your idea, business or career. You will get tailored insights from results achieved by our proven practitioners as well as thousands of students. Book a call now...  For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
Dec 15, 2023
55 min
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