How I Created a $200K App Business While Traveling the World

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When my best friend invited me to travel with him for 12 months from Vancouver to Antarctica, it was impossible to turn down the opportunity.

As I boarded that first flight out of London, I had no idea that aside from visiting 14 countries that year, I would also be creating a new app business that was going to generate $200,000 in sales.

?I have an idea for an app? is a phrase many of us have thought or even told others. My idea came after speaking to a friend who was selling paleo diet recipe books on Amazon. He told me how well his books were selling and I immediately thought, ?This would make a great app!?
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Why NOT to Seek Funding When You're Just Getting Your Business Started

Social_FundingArticle_072715Many people seem to believe that to have a successful business, you have to take some kind of investment to get to where you want to be. I disagree. If you do take an investment (or multiple investments) to get your company started, there is nothing wrong with that. But I want to explain why I personally have never looked for funding in any of the businesses I?ve built.

If you?re trying to get funded, you?re not working on the business.

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Our Students' Sales on Amazon Prime Day Blew Us Away! (UPDATED)

This post was updated on July 24, 2015 with even more exciting data!

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On July 15, 2015, Amazon launched their very first Prime Day: a global shopping event offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. New and existing members shopped Deals of the Day, and thousands of Lightning Deals starting as often as every 10 minutes.

Social media and the blogosphere were a-buzz about #PrimeDay on July 15…with less than impressed feedback. Despite customers’ cynicism, Amazon announced that Prime Day was bigger than Black Friday, and will be held again.

In our most popular course, Amazing Selling Machine, we teach students how to build a business by selling physical products on Amazon. We knew our students would be impacted by Prime Day…we just didn’t know how well, until now! Continue reading “Our Students' Sales on Amazon Prime Day Blew Us Away! (UPDATED)”