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TMBA485: Mastering the Art of Entrepreneurial Kung Fu

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Dan and Ian have talked a lot about business strategy on this show, but there are some business techniques that are so powerful, you have to learn them from a true master.

Jason Cohen, the founder of WP Engine, recently wrote a piece on his blog ASmartBear.com titled Kung Fu.

In that blog, Jason proposes that all entrepreneurs are essentially fighters. We are fighting to make a living, fighting to survive, and fighting to change marketplaces.

Any good fighter needs to have a plan, and in that blog post, Jason shared his own "secret moves" for running a business.

On today's episode, we are talking about some of Jason's secret business moves, and sharing a few of our own as well.

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TMBA484: 5 Things We’ve Learned From Running a New Business for 6 Months

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A lot of our listeners have been reaching out to us lately to ask about Dan and Ian's newest business venture, Dynamite Jobs.

They have been running the business for the past six months, and it is still very much in the early stages.

As the business has grown and changed over that time, they've learned a lot of things that they didn't expect.

On today's podcast, we're sharing five things that we have learned in the last six months of running a new productized services business.

Later on in the episode, we'll be discussing some specific numbers, goals, and takeaways from the first six months of Dynamite Jobs. You'll also hear three reasons why we think the remote hiring process isn't working for a lot of entrepreneurs.

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TMBA483: Search Engine Optimization in 2019 (Plus, The Dark Side of SEO)

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Longtime listeners of this show know that Dan and Ian spent the early part of their entrepreneurial career building product businesses online.

What you might not know is that Search Engine Optimization, commonly referred to as SEO, was one of the first skillsets that they learned when building those businesses.

A lot has changed in the last decade when it comes to SEO, and this week's guest seems to be at the forefront of that progress.

Tim Soulo is the Chief Marketing Officer and Product Adviser for Ahrefs. Ahrefs is a Software-as-a-Service company that provides a suite of incredibly useful SEO research tools. Their website is also host to one of the best SEO blogs on the internet.

On today's podcast, Tim shares some keen insight on the evolution of SEO and how you can make SEO work for your business. We'll also be exploring some of the darker sides of SEO and content marketing.

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TMBA482: “I Got There and I Thought It Sucked” – From Digital Dreams to Deals

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Dan and Ian have shared many stories on this podcast of people who have escaped from the cubicle in search of location-independence.

This week's episode is a little different, as today's guest left his 9-to-5 job in pursuit of entrepreneurial freedom, only to find that it wasn't what it was cracked up to be.

Coran Woodmass left his job in Australia and moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand. He started building, buying and selling small web properties, but ultimately realized that it didn't make him happy.

These days, Coran has moved into a field he is incredibly passionate about, advising and brokering quality deals for Amazon FBA owners through his new business, TheFBABroker.com.

This conversation is about buying and selling Amazon businesses, but it's about a lot more than that too, specifically, what makes you feel satisfied and fulfilled.

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