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Rhodium Podcast | Online Business | Entrepreneurs | Marketing | Buying and Selling Websites

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Interviews with successful online entrepreneurs many of whom have bought and sold online businesses.
060: Rhodium Talk: Improve Monetization With Affiliate Marketing – Mike Nunez of AffiliateManager.com
Apr 5, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode, you’re getting another exclusive peek at a never before shared talk from the 2016 Rhodium Weekend event. My guest presenter for this talk is Mike Nunez of AffiliateManager.com. His company has spent the last 15 or so years managing the…
059: How to Rank in Any Niche Without Link Building – Rhodium Talk with Ewen Finser
Mar 9, 2017 • 22 min
In this episode, you’re getting an exclusive peek at a never before shared talk from the 2016 Rhodium Weekend event. My guest presenter for this talk is Ewen Finser who has used advanced keyword research tactics combined with creating quality content to…
058: Jaryd Krause – From Plumber to World Traveling Online Entrepreneur in 8 Months
Feb 16, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode, you’ll hear an in-person interview I did with Jaryd Krause, an australian plumber turned world traveling online entrepreneur. Highlights In today’s episode, you’ll hear: Strategy – How buying online businesses let Jaryd quit his job and…
057: Neil Patel Interview: $100k Challenge
Feb 2, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode, you’ll hear an in-person interview I did with Neil Patel, founder of Crazy Egg and Kissmetrics, during my event where Neil was the guest expert. Highlights In today’s episode, you’ll hear: Strategy – Neil’s approach to building a blog…
056: My Master Plan for 2017 and How to Create Your Own
Jan 14, 2017 • 31 min
This is an experimental solo episode covering my master plan for Rhodium going into 2017 and how you can create your own master plan. Highlights In today’s episode, you’ll hear: Strategy – A specific approach to strategic planning which is heavily focused…
Story 1.9: The First Year of a Successful Software Startup. Episode 055 with Clarity Wave
Dec 30, 2016 • 50 min
This is episode 55. Robert and his brother Alex set a goal this year to make Clarity Wave a company that can stand on its own financially – bringing in at least enough to cover development and marketing efforts. I can tell you right now that they more…
Story 1.8: Turn Your Startup Into a Lead Gen Machine. Episode 054 with Clarity Wave
Dec 29, 2016 • 42 min
This is episode 54. Clarity Wave has added 10 more clients since the last time we spoke, with a yearly value between 7,000 and 10,000 dollars each. Robert and his brother credit this growth to their massive action approach to lead generation, which, as…
Story 2.7: Post-Acquisition – Lessons from the First 12 Months. Podcast 053 with Matthew Yahes
Dec 22, 2016 • 54 min
This is episode 53. Today we are joined by Matthew Yahes, who this year acquired a 7 figure ecommerce portfolio in the gift baskets and wedding favors niches. This is the last episode in our series with Matthew, so today’s interview is an epic unpacking…
Story 3.4: The Comeback – Don’t Give Up On Your Business. Podcast 052 with Kelly Shroads
Dec 16, 2016 • 52 min
This is episode 52. We’ve been following Kelly’s story all year and today we check back in with her for the last time. After beginning this year frustrated and tired of running her luxury spa robe ecommerce site and watching its sales decline, Kelly was…
Story 1.7: Making Customers Love You So Much They Send Gifts. Episode 051 with Clarity Wave
Dec 8, 2016 • 33 min
This is episode 51. Clarity Wave has onboarded several new customers and is about to hit 25 clients. So we find out today if Robert and his brother will also be able to hit their $10k monthly revenue goal by their self-imposed deadline. Highlights In…
Story 2.6: Safety First: Tips on eCommerce Site Changes and Business Partnerships. Episode 049 with Matthew Yahes
Oct 19, 2016 • 42 min
This is episode 49. Today we are joined by Matthew Yahes, who recently acquired a 7 figure ecommerce portfolio in the gift baskets and wedding favors niches. Last time, Matthew talked about increasing revenue with one key strategy – cart recovery. That…
Story 1.6: Why You SHOULD Go Into Business With Family. Episode 048 with Clarity Wave
Oct 13, 2016 • 44 min
This is episode 48. Robert and Alex continue to deal with problematic contractors, and while they seem to be moving in the right direction, I ask them all about how the two of them forged a business partnership and continue to make it work, despite living…
Rhodium Talk: Selling Your Business – How NOT To Leave Money on the Table. Episode 047 with Mark Daoust
Sep 22, 2016 • 52 min
This is episode 47. Today we are joined by Mark Daoust, founder of Quiet Light Brokerage, which specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the highest value from the sale of their online businesses. Today’s podcast is a recorded presentation by Mark from…
Story 2.5: 10% Increase in Revenue with One Simple Email Sequence. Episode 046 with Matthew Yahes
Sep 14, 2016 • 53 min
This is episode 46. Today we are joined by Matthew Yahes, who recently acquired a 7 figure ecommerce portfolio in the gift baskets and wedding favors niches. Since we last spoke with Matthew, he’s been very busy. He’s making some big shifts in his…
Story 1.5: What Startup Perseverance Really Looks Like. Episode 045 with Clarity Wave
Sep 8, 2016 • 43 min
This is episode 45. Last time, Robert and his co-founder and brother Alex had gotten really stuck in the weeds with their start-up. They’ve hung on tight and are really starting to turn things around with a number of strategy changes that they hope will…
Behind the Scenes of a Strategic Acquisition: Leadpages Acquires Drip. Podcast 044 with Rob Walling
Sep 1, 2016 • 46 min
This is episode 44. Today we are joined by Rob Walling, a serial web entrepreneur who has been building, acquiring and revamping digital properties since 2005. We had Rob on back in episode 42 to talk about his incredible turnaround with the SaaS company…
From Stuck in Career Purgatory to Selling Out His First Course in 48 Hours. Podcast 043 with Sean Ogle
Aug 24, 2016 • 50 min
This is episode 43. Today we are joined by Sean Ogle, who has built an online business by being a sort of online mentor and pioneer in the lifestyle design movement. He currently runs an online course called Location Rebel, where he teaches others to…
Rhodium Talk: Expert Funnel Hacks To 10X Your Revenue in 15 Months. Podcast 042 with Rob Walling
Aug 17, 2016 • 52 min
This is episode 42. Today we are joined by Rob Walling, a serial web entrepreneur who has been building, acquiring and revamping digital properties since 2005. He most recently started and sold his marketing automation software as a service company called…
Story 2.4: After the Sale, All The Things You Didn’t Plan For. Podcast 041 with Matthew Yahes
Aug 11, 2016 • 44 min
This is episode 41. The first month or two right after buying a business is a time of intense transition, and it’s not something we’ve covered at this level of detail before. This interview with Matthew Yahes was recorded just 2 months after he acquired a…
Story 1.4: When to Quit and When to Double-Down on Your Startup. Podcast 040 with Clarity Wave
Aug 3, 2016 • 44 min
This is episode 40. It’s been several months since we checked in with Robert and in that time he’s hit a number of snags with his software as a service company, Clarity Wave. In our other episodes focusing on Robert’s story, we’ve learned a lot about the…
Rhodium Talk: The Journey From Entrepreneur to Passive Investor. Podcast 039 with Scott Fritz
Jul 27, 2016 • 32 min
This is episode 39. Scott shares his decade-long journey from working in his business, to working on his business, to finally becoming a passive investor and living the dream of the 40 hour work YEAR. Highlights The genesis of Scott’s focus filter (Enjoy…
Story 3.3: The Truth About Passive Income From Websites. Podcast 038 With Kelly Shroads
Jul 17, 2016 • 35 min
This is episode 38. It’s been a couple months since we last spoke to Kelly Shroads about her ecommerce site and a lot has happened. Highlights What to look for in a supplier for a dropshipping business The one crucial thing you need for a website to be…
Story 2.3: Preparing for Business Growth with Matthew Yahes (Podcast 037)
Jun 8, 2016 • 55 min
This is episode 37. It’s been a month since we last spoke to Matthew Yahes about his seven figure E-commerce business purchase and now he’s really getting into the nitty gritty of operating and preparing to grow the business. Highlights Safely making…
Story 1.3: How to Grow From Your First 16 Clients to 100+. Podcast 036 With Clarity Wave
May 17, 2016 • 37 min
This is episode 36. Robert has been hard at work turning his workplace client management software company, Clarity Wave, from a group of new concepts into a functioning, money earning company. Sales and marketing for the company’s Epic Pro and Epic Light…
Story 3.2: Should I Sell My Business? With Kelly Shroads (Podcast 035)
May 6, 2016 • 36 min
This is episode 35. Keeping Focus While Selling a Business With Kelly Shroads Kelly Shroads is a photographer, web design consultant for startups, and E-commerce business owner. Her business, which sells spa-quality bathrobes, has been going strong for…
Rhodium Talk: Scaling From Lifestyle Business to Inc. 500 with Dave Parkinson and Andrew Pincock (Podcast 034)
Apr 13, 2016 • 36 min
This is episode 34. Today you’re going to hear one of the presentations from Rhodium Weekend 2015. This talk was voted one of the attendee’s favorites. The presenters are Dave Parkinson and Andrew Pincock of Adduco Media. Adduco is a marketing agency…
Story 2.2: The Million Dollar Takeover with Matthew Yahes (Podcast 033)
Mar 29, 2016 • 48 min
This is episode 33. “Drinking from a fire-hose” – the enormity of a million dollar takeover. It’s been a month since we last spoke to Matthew Yahes about his seven figure E-commerce business purchase and a lot has happened. The deals have been done, the…
Story 1.2: Outsource Your Sales People with Clarity Wave (Podcast 032)
Mar 24, 2016 • 49 min
This is episode 32. Today we are once again joined by Robert from Clarity Wave for part two of a twelve part series following him and his experience in scaling up his SaaS company. Robert is setting out to make Clarity Wave the new standard for workplace…
50,000 Visitors a Day By Partnering With Content Experts With Sol Orwell (Podcast 31)
Mar 14, 2016 • 48 min
This is episode 31 with Sol Orwell of Examine.com. Sol has spent the last 15+ years building 6 companies and generating over 8 figures in the process. He’s currently working on a health nutrition website called Examine.com. In this interview with Sol, we…
Story 3.1: Doubling Ecommerce Sales Every Year With Kelly Shroads (Podcast 30)
Mar 4, 2016 • 46 min
This is episode 30 with Kelly Shroads. You’re about to hear the first episode in a series of interviews with Kelly. Due to some health challenges, Kelly needed to create a business with ultimate flexibility and freedom so she ended up starting an…
Story 2.1: What It’s Like Buying a 7 Figure E-commerce Business With Matthew Yahes (Podcast 028)
Feb 11, 2016 • 66 min
Episode 28 with an online entrepreneur named Matthew Yahes. Matthew recently acquired a portfolio of Ecommerce businessses. We’ll be interviewing him monthly through 2016 to track his progress as he takes over operations of his new business. You’ll hear a…
Story 1.1 – How to Start a SaaS Business With Clarity Wave (Podcast 027)
Feb 3, 2016 • 63 min
Episode 27 with Robert from Clarity Wave. This is the first interview in a series of twelve with Robert. He will be interviewed monthly through 2016 to track his progress towards building his Software as a service business to a point where he can quit his…
Chris Yates Rhodium Talk: Lessons Learned From 50+ Deals in 6 Years (Podcast 026)
Jan 19, 2016 • 27 min
Episode 26 with Chris Yates. You’re about to hear Chris’ opening talk from Rhodium Weekend 2015. A word of warning, the audio might be a little off at times but I appreciate you sticking around to listen because the content is worth it. In this episode:…
Big Podcast News and Highlights From Rhodium Weekend 2015 (Podcast 025)
Nov 5, 2015 • 47 min
Episode 025 solo show with Chris Yates. Big announcement about the future of the Rhodium Podcast plus highlights and takeaways from the live Rhodium Weekend 2015 event. Don’t miss this one and please share! In this episode: Find out exactly what went down…
The Business Buying Legend Richard Parker (Podcast 024)
Oct 14, 2015 • 63 min
Episode 024 with Richard Parker. Richard is author of How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price and founder of DIOMO Corporation. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine and was even nominated by Inc magazine for entrepreneur of…
Forget Financial Freedom…Here’s What Real Freedom Is With Philip McKernan (Podcast 23)
Oct 7, 2015 • 47 min
Episode 023 with Philip McKernan. Philip is a speaker who has inspired millions of people around the world. He’s shared the stage with people like Steven Covey, Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama to name a few. Philip’s story is an interesting one. Phil…
From Where You Are Now to Seven Figures With Tom Shieh (Podcast 022)
Sep 30, 2015 • 36 min
Episode 022 with Tom Shieh of Shieh Enterprises. Tom is a successful serial entrepreneur and when he’s not traveling the world with Richard Branson, he focuses on the strategic structuring of acquisition, development, and growth of profitable businesses.…
Midlife Crisis Leads to Spending $250,000 on a Domain Name With Jon Yau (Podcast 021)
Sep 22, 2015 • 38 min
Episode 021 with Jon Yau, Founder of StockPhoto.com. Stockphoto.com is an online image marketplace where photographers sell stock photos to buyers for a one-time fee. It owes its existence to Jon’s knee-jerk reaction to his mid-life crisis. Worried that…
How to Promote Your Content To Influencers With Sujan Patel (Podcast 020)
Sep 15, 2015 • 52 min
Episode 020 with Sujan Patel. Sujan is the co-founder of ContentMarketer.io and Narrow.io. He’s led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Sales Force, Mint, Intuit and many other Fortune 500 caliber companies. He’s built his own multi million…
Link Building. What’s Working Now With James Agate (Podcast 019)
Sep 9, 2015 • 56 min
Episode 019 with James Agate. James is the founder of Skyrocket Digital. Skyrocket helps clients to scale content creation and outreach leading to high quality links and better search rankings. In this episode: How to analyze your competitor’s link…
Buying Businesses. $135,000/year income on a $50,000 investment With Ace Chapman (Podcast 018)
Sep 2, 2015 • 47 min
Episode 018 with Ace Chapman. Ace has bought over 40 offline and online businesses over the last 16 years. He’s still doing deals personally and acts as a consultant to other business buyers. In this episode: How Ace found his mentor and how you can too.…
Patrick McKenzie on Hiring Awesome Developers and Launching Businesses (Podcast 017)
Aug 25, 2015 • 62 min
Episode 017 with Patrick McKenzie of StarFighters.io. Patrick made the leap from grinding it out as a white-collar worker in Japan to being an entrepreneur by solo-shipping two SaaS products. In that journey, he also has become one of the top contributors…
7 Figure Blog Sales Funnels With Yaro Starak (Podcast 016)
Aug 20, 2015 • 60 min
Episode 016 with Yaro Starak of Entrepreneurs Journey and Blog Profits Blueprint. Yaro has mentored thousands of other experts, authors, coaches, consultants, speakers and trainers on how to turn their expertise into a profitable online business. As of…
Hiring And Managing a Virtual Team With Dave Nevogt and Jared Brown (Podcast 015)
Aug 12, 2015 • 51 min
Episode 015 of the Rhodium podcast features an interview with Dave Nevogt and Jared Brown, founders of Hubstaff. Hubstaff is a software tool actively used by over 8,000 agencies, freelancers, website owners and virtual teams all over the world. It tracks…
From Nearly Broke to $70 Million+ in Brokered Websites With Mark Daoust (Podcast 014)
Aug 4, 2015 • 44 min
Welcome to episode 14 of the Rhodium Podcast with Mark Daoust of Quiet Light Brokerage. Mark’s company advises entrepreneurs on buying and selling premium websites and online businesses. His company has brokered and sold over $70M in online businesses…
From Scratch to a 6 Figure Sale With Alan Kong (Podcast 013)
Jul 28, 2015 • 58 min
Welcome to episode 13 of the Rhodium Podcast. I’m your host Chris Yates, and today we’re talking to Alan Kong. Alan currently runs Lead The Ranks, a content marketing agency that positions brands for authority. He’s successfully founded and sold two…
The Crisis of Meaning. What To Do When You’ve Lost Passion For Your Business With Justin Gilchrist (Podcast 012)
Jul 21, 2015 • 32 min
Justin Gilchrist is the UK based cofounder of Centurica, a company that provides due diligence and website assessments to people who buy web based businesses. He has a background of buying, operating and selling internet businesses, and specializes in…
5 Mistakes Online Entrepreneurs Make And How You Can Profit From Them With Ryan Sorensen (Podcast 011)
Jul 14, 2015 • 46 min
Ryan Sorensen is owner of Acquisition Station, a web business brokerage. Ryan has built, bought, and sold several websites and has successfully closed on over $4M worth of web-based businesses as a broker in the online space. In this episode: Ryan’s…
Offline vs. Online: Why One Entrepreneur Sold His Offline Franchise to Buy an Online Business With Michael Sevilla (Podcast 010)
Jul 8, 2015 • 48 min
Michael Sevilla is traditionally a marketing guy with a broad background both offline and online. He’s worked in consumer packaged goods, Telecom, SaaS, Analytics, and Neuroscience industries. In addition to early stage/start ups he has worked for Fortune…
1,000% Revenue Increase By Creating Awesome Customer Experiences With Dave Rodenbaugh (Podcast 009)
Jun 30, 2015 • 59 min
Dave Rodenbaugh is the Founder of SupportVine, a customer support software for small businesses, and owner of two wordpress plugin businesses. Dave is truly a master at providing awesome customer experiences at scale and he’s used this ability to acquire…