Starting from Nothing - The Foundation Podcast | Building your business ENTIRELY from scratch.

Today’s episode is a really unique opportunity for anyone looking to get into the world of business to learn from one of the world’s top marketers.

Ryan Levesque is leading the way in in the marketing world with the Ask method. He’s already helped companies sell over $100M in products using this method.

Ryan is author of the best-selling book Ask and an investor in Bucket.io, the segmentation software entrepreneurs are using to implement the Ask method in their business.

You’re going to learn why the ask method works and why it’s been so successful, then Ryan will take you through the process of how he got started in business, where the idea for Bucket came from and his strategy for launch.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

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Chandler Bolt joined the Foundation in 2013 and dropped out of college – now he’s building a company worth about $2.25M.

At The Foundation, we teach people how to build software businesses because they’re a good long-term financial bet, but the model applies to any business with a product. Chandler pursued the self-published book industry.

Chandler is the author of five best-selling books, the most recent of which is Book Launch, and he’s the Founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 resource for writing your own book. He’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.

Now he’s going to teach you how he used The Foundation process to drop out of college and grow a multi-million dollar business.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

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Do you want a blueprint for creating and selling high-ticket offers?

I don’t know anyone in the world better at creating and selling high-ticket offers than John Logar.

He set The Foundation’s record for the most sales generated while going through the program – over $120k in six months. He helped one speaker at the The Foundation Bootstrap Software Summit close $1M in sales from the stage.

He’s the best at understanding what people want.

John can’t write a single line of code but he has sold millions of dollars worth of software, and he’s going to tell you how you can too.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN189_-_John_Logar.mp3
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If you want to hear why The Foundation process works, then you need to listen to this episode.

Dan was one of the original 88 people that participated in The Foundation’s Software Roundtable – now he’s CEO of Follow Up Boss and generating millions of dollars in revenue.

Dan and his partner developed Follow Up Boss for six months before joining The Software Roundtable. They had an idea, but they weren’t gaining traction with it.

They realized they needed to niche down and The Foundation was able to teach them everything they didn’t know they needed to know to bootstrap a software business, while offering an extra layer of support and guidance along the way.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

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“I wish I had heard this interview two years ago. It probably would have saved a lot of hard times.” –Wyatt Jozwowski

 

Bootstrapping is great because it forces you to focus on what matters: maximum profit in the least amount of time, while maintaining the ability to reorient and make the best decisions.

There’s also a fine line between making decisions that matter and making short-term decisions that hurt you in the long-term.

To help you walk that fine line and make the best decisions for bootstrapping your startup, Wyatt Jozwowski & David Abrams share how they turned Demio’s rocky start into a successful launch and the lessons they learned along the way.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

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Daniel Himel graduated from The Foundation, left his day job at 35 to run a startup, and then sold his company.

 

Now he’s getting ready to do it all again.

 

If you want to build a business like a graduate of The Foundation, then you need to check out this story.

 

Click to learn more and read the blog post: TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources


Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters

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Don’t learn to become an entrepreneur as quickly as possible – learn how to become an entrepreneur the best way possible.

 

Zach Johnson, Founder of FunnelDash, went from employee to the trenches to Founder in just four years – and he learned to be a self-reliant marketing expert along the way.

 

His strategies will help you make a plan, teach yourself and be more self-reliant.

 

Click here to learn more and read the blog post: TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources


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Every startup founder needs to learn how to optimize their business like a product.

Rob Walling is a serial SaaS entrepreneur who has been bootstrapping for 16 years. He has the best strategies to scale a bootstrapped startup and he’s here to share them with you.

 

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You can learn more by reading expanded show notes at TheFoundation.com/podcast.


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How do you know if you have a good idea or not?

Today you will learn how to find good ideas and reach product-market fit in a bootstrapped, early-stage startup.

Eben Pagan is a veteran entrepreneur in the information technology space who now devotes his life to training new entrepreneurs in his best strategies and techniques for business, marketing and wealth creation.

 

Learn more with the expanded show notes at TheFoundation.com/Podcast.

 

Lay The Foundation: Reaching Product-Market Fit

  • Invest your attention, energy, time and effort into things you will enjoy being a part of.
  • Your product needs to resonate with people. It’s hard to grow a business if you have to talk people into it.
  • It’s important to go into any entrepreneurial venture with a realistic model of how often things work and how often things don’t work.
  • The product is the marketing.
  • Balance your vision and your customer’s vision.
  • Consider both philosophical marketing decision and tactical marketing decisions together, even in the early stages of a startup.
  • Your target customers likely communicate and think similarly. Ask them questions and pay attention to the words they use.
  • After the creative phase, you have to build an organization.
  • Learn from the innovations and mistakes of the people who came before you.
 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN183_-_Eben_Pagan.mp3
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We all know what it feels like to be economically vulnerable.

 

Everyone struggles with their relationship to money and we’ve all laid awake at night worrying. Clay Collins, CEO and CoFounder of Leadpages, knows what that feels like – so he empowers people with some of the best marketing tools online.

 

Leadpages helps entrepreneurs reduce friction by creating done-for-you models for economic value creation, business growth and income. You know the templates work because Clay uses many of them to grow Leadpages.

 

Clay also generated revenue in their first year as a bootstrapped startup by developing a one-to-many direct sales marketing system that cuts down on costs without cutting down on value.

 

Learn more by reading expanded show notes at TheFoundation.com/podcast.

 

Resources

 

Production & Development for The Foundation: Starting From Nothing Podcast by Podcast Masters.

Direct download: SFN182_-_Clay_Collins.mp3
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