Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. In this capacity, he has worked in a range of settings, from building startups from the ground up in Silicon Valley to acting as an expert consultant to the World Bank in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
In Patrick’s latest book The 10% Entrepreneur, he shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck.
As a 10% Entrepreneur himself, he has built a diverse portfolio of investments outside of his day job. This portfolio encompasses fast growing new ventures in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, including ipsy, the world’s largest online beauty community; Bluesmart, the inventor of the world’s first smart, connected carry-on suitcase; and Afiniti, a big data company that is reinventing the call center industry. He has also been a partner in several real estate investments.
What does it mean to be a 10% entrepreneur?
How do you begin the transition towards becoming a 10% entrepreneur?
How not to let the complacency trap get you?
Why failure sucks and what you can do about it?
The criteria for evaluating investment opportunities?
Is entrepreneurship over-hyped?
The Marketplace by Priest Willis, Sr MM75: Going Beyond Your Day Job with Patrick McGinnis
Nick is an entrepreneur, author with several books on Amazon and lead Hustler at SideHustleNation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs.Nick worked full-time for a giant corporation, but spent his nights and weekends working on a comparison shopping website which eventually led him to stitching together other side projects ultimately launching out on his own and finding success.Nick starting getting more questions on how he created his side businesses and that’s where Side Hustle Nation was born. Side Hustle Nation is a growing community of aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs, where he also hosts the top-rated Side Hustle Show podcastNick and I discuss;
Why it was important to start his own business
How he made the transition from his side hustle to doing it full-time
What are some top niches others could look at starting now
Sites and apps to use to help you be a more effective side hustler
And much more!…
The Marketplace by Priest Willis, Sr MM70: Building Beyond Your 9-5 with Side Hustler Nick Loper (Replay)
Tyler Merrick, founder and CEO of Project 7 started 10yrs ago after learning about social entrepreneurship through a friend. He soon discovered, however, that social entrepreneurship works only when people want to buy the product you’re selling. After restart of the brand and reformulated products, Project 7’s sales now exceed $10 million, and its gums and gummy bears are distributed at Target, Meijer, SuperValu, Starbucks and elsewhere. The company donates a minimum of 10% of its profits to seven areas of focus, including tree-planting, clean water and anti-bullying program.
Merrick talks about his pet care venture he worked in over 10yrs
Being a For Profit supporting non-profits
Why having good product should be the focus vs. the social mission
The seven areas of need across the globe that Project 7 helps fund
How he penetrated the gum and candy business
Failing in business
How others can create sustainable goods and create a business/products that they can have an impact on social good?
and much more!
The Marketplace by Priest Willis, Sr MM69: Tyler Merrick on Making Sweet Deals, Building a Unique Snack Business and More!
Author of ‘Your One Word’ The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That MatterEvan Carmichael is an entrepreneur who started doing what he loves at the early age of 19. At 22, he was a VC helping companies to raise $500,000 to $15 million. He soon found that he had a true passion for helping others, and used that drive to help others. Evan has a website called evancarmichael.com where he works hand in hand with entrepreneurs to help them accomplish their hopes and dreams. He stated that is goal is to help 1 billion entrepreneurs in his life. The only thing stronger than his friendly personality is his drive to help others meet the success that he achieved.Evan and I discuss;
What it means to have “One Word”
Understanding his idea of hustle and passion
Almost quitting as an entrepreneur
How he works on modeling himself after entrepreneurs
Why A.P. Giannini , founder of Bank of America is the entrepreneur he appreciates most
and much more!!
The Marketplace by Priest Willis, Sr MM64: Mentally Breaking Down Hustle with Evan Carmichael
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul ~ Dieter Uchtdorf
That fully embodies Roberto Blake.”Create something awesome today.” Roberto Blake is the CEO and Creative Director of Create Awesome Media, LLC., where he develops and produces digital content and online media properties. Currently he is the host of a popular Creative Education Channel on YouTube, “Always Be Creating”. Roberto also host and co-produces the “Create Something Awesome Today Podcast”Roberto Blake uses this tagline at the beginning of every video he creates, edits, and uploads on YouTube. He has a real passion for creative entrepreneurship and empowering others, and the community he’s built around his creative philosophy is a reflection of his commitment to his following.This is one of the longer podcasts that I’ve recorded (1hr 10min) but it’s well worth listening to someone with the discipline to put out finely crafted, unique content and frankly speaking directly to the heart of an entrepreneur.Roberto and I discuss;
How Roberto got his start in design and focus on being a “creative”
How others can start in YouTube today and why it’s not saturated?
What’s the future YouTube
The next social media “thing” people and businesses should turn their attention to
Tips for a budding vlogger to develop a strong relationship with followers?
How to engage with followers in all three (Twitter / Instagram / YouTube) channels and platform he uses the most?
The YouTubers and Bloggers that inspired him when he started and today
and much more!
The Marketplace by Priest Willis, Sr MM63: Using YouTube to Inspire Individuals and Businesses to Create Awesome Brands with Roberto Blake
The Affiliate Mission team spent over a year in American Underground, a startup (co-working) hub in Raleigh-Durham and our experience was awesome and one I would recommend to any new business looking to connect and build with other entrepreneurs.American Underground is setting trends to become the most diverse startup hub around and that effort is led by Chief Strategist and all around good guy, Adam Klein. Companies like Google has seen something special in this hub and sponsored them in their efforts. CNBC even visited AU late last year to cover how it’s sparking a business revival in what once known as ‘Black Wall Street.Adam and I sat down and discussed;
Why co-working space is important for a startup business
What Silicon Valley is missing with diversity in the startup community
How to get involved with a local incubator
Business resurgence in NC
The Marketplace by Priest Willis, Sr MM62: Adam Klein on American Underground and Changing the Face of Startup Hubs (Replay)
Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck.For 18 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Featured regularly on national media, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets.
Jon and I had a great discussion and I really enjoyed his transparency. We discuss;
His books Quitter, Start and Do Over!
Being afraid to succeed
How an entrepreneur can get over what I call “comparisonitis”
Is there really such a thing as work/life balance?
And much more…!
The Marketplace by Priest Willis, Sr MM46: Jon Acuff on Punching Fear in The Face and Starting, Quitting and Doing it Over! (Replay)
I’ve been in the affiliate marketing space for over 15yrs and have done well both as an affiliate and an affiliate manager. I created sites early on (late 90’s) when I just has Amazon banner up and even as recent as November, 2016 I sold a subscription box affiliate website. I’ve managed small to large multi-million dollar affiliate programs (Buyseasons, Lenovo, etc…), sit on the board of Affiliate Summit the largest affiliate marketing conference. We get emails, calls, FB messages weekly on people starting out and wanting to learn. Some confused by there being so much information out there, I thought I would share what I know. I’m starting with an interview I did last year, 2016 on Matt Tran’s Engineered Truth Channel. A channel dedicated to giving career advice and I was honored that he had me on to discuss my journey and what I know about the business today. Although this space changes a lot, some things stay the same. I hope there’s something you can take from this.This year my team and I will be doing a video on starting an affiliate site from start to finish and everything in between. I want you to see real-time how it’s done. I purchased the domain name Iwanttobeanaffiliate.com to have a live Google hangout (no cost) and document the journey. Would that?If you have business or affiliate questions, click here, leave a recording and if we use your question live on the podcast, you’ll get a FREE shirt! Who doesn’t like free…or shirts? You should see my shirt drawer. It’s shameful.Enjoy!!
The Marketplace by Priest Willis, Sr MM44: Making Horizontal Money with Affiliate Marketing
Four Ways to Earn Money Online through Affiliate MarketingThey say the easiest method to earn money online is through affiliate marketing. But have you ever wondered how publishers or affiliates make money from this? If you want to become an affiliate, make sure you know how affiliate marketing works. Here are the four most common types of payment methods used today by merchants, publishers, and affiliate managers:
Pay per Click (PPC)
This is perhaps the most famous and the easiest way affiliates with small web sites earn money online. With PPC, the merchant pays its affiliate for every click that a visitor makes on his/her page’s or web site’s ad. Fees for PPC programs are usually small and don’t exceed a dollar for each click.
Pay per Lead (PPL)
Insurance, finance, and other firms often use this method to get more customer leads. The merchant pays its affiliate only when the referred visitor signs up or fills up a form from the merchant’s web site. Fees for PPL programs range from $2 to $20 or more.
Pay per Sale (PPS)
This method is probably the most lucrative way to earn money among other payment schemes. However, it is also highly competitive and time consuming. With PPS, the merchant pays its affiliate every time a visitor clicks on the affiliate link and buys something from the merchant’s web site. They pay their affiliates monthly and on a commission basis.
Pay per Impression (PPI)
This method is often called cost-per-mille (CPM) or cost per thousand impressions. PPI generates revenue based on the number of times people view the ads. The pay for this method tends to be low and often requires large amounts of traffic to gain a generous income.Which Is Best for You?To choose the right payment method, you will need to consider the type of content you have and the amount of time you can put into your online marketing efforts. If you have less time to put into marketing and more time into content creation, PPC or PPI ads can be an ideal choice. But if you want to focus on the marketing side rather than the content, PPL or PPS can be a great option.Need a more sound and expert advice? Turn to AffiliateMission, an agency that offers affiliate marketing and management services. Aside from recruitment and relationship management, we can also assess your business and suggest the affiliate program that suits your needs best. For further details about our services, you can call us at (888) 876-1702 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.