Raising Over $50m With Crowdfunding Sites Kickstarter & IndieGoGo with Mark Pecota

Uncategorized Jun 12, 2020
 

In this episode, we sit down with Mark Pecota, CEO of Launchboom.

Mark and his team at Launchboom have raised over $50m with a wide range of crowdfunding campaigns on sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. Mark has now distilled the most valuable lessons from that journey down into his new book ‘Crowdfunded’. 

In this interview, we discuss topics such as:

  • Why use a crowdfunding strategy
  • What products work best with the crowdfunding model
  • How crowdfunding conversion rates TRUMP eCommerce

And so much more. 

To learn more about what Launchboom do, and to get your copy of Mark’s latest book, head to https://www.launchboom.com/

If you’d like to explore any further training, then feel free to check out our range of free courses here: https://www.impactunltd.com/training

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Ben Donovan 
Welcome to the show today, guys. I'm here with Mark from LaunchBoom. Mark, great to have you on the show.

Mark Pecota 
Thank you for having me, excited...

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Local Disaster to National Success - The Checkatrade Journey with Kevin Byrne

Uncategorized Jun 08, 2020
 

    

Welcome to the first-ever episode of the Impact Unltd Podcast!

In this episode, we sit down with Kevin Byrne, the founder of Checkatrade. Checkatrade is a household name in the UK and has helped fight the prevailing issue of rogue traders in the country. 

Founded in the midst of a local disaster, the journey has been anything but easy. Kevin has since sold the business and continues to explore business projects. 

In the training, we explore topics such as:

  • How to become a better entrepreneur
  • How to build a team that sticks around for the long haul
  • Managing cash flow
  • How Kevin felt after selling Checkatrade

And so much more. 

If you’d like to explore any further training, then feel free to check out our range of free courses here: https://www.impactunltd.com/training

 


Ben Donovan
Well a very special welcome to what is the first, the inaugural episode of the Impact Unlimited podcast. I'm so honored that you join me on the show...

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Introducing Impact Unltd

Uncategorized Jun 04, 2020

 

Check the all-new free training library  https://www.impactunltd/com/training
Binge-worth content like Netflix for entrepreneurs  

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Hi, I’m Ben Donovan and I’m the founder of Impact Unltd.

Impact Unltd exists to help you build impactful businesses you’re proud of. 

An “Impactful” business is exciting, fulfilling, and the masterpiece of any true entrepreneur. However, building one isn’t easy. We all face limitations. 

Our heart is to empower you to overcome those limitations and make your impact - whilst making a healthy income to enjoy at the same time. 

It’s time to combine what we gain an income from, with what we make an impact with.

Check out the video for the full announcement!

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#entrepreneurship
#impact

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There’s Always Room For The Best - Is Amazon FBA Saturated?

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2020

 

US Politician Daniel Webster was warned about becoming a lawyer due to it being an over-saturated field in the 19th century. His famous response was that “there is always room at the top”. He went on to have a highly successful career and make a great impact on the world. 

Today I want to encourage you in your journey toward a highly successful business, by showing you that in the midst of a growing marketplace, that there is always room for the best.

 

Before we get stuck into our topic, a quick couple of announcements for you: 

1. Firstly, we have just launched our first-ever Network Nights. These have been created due to relentless demand from our private student community. But we are opening them up to anyone that wants to join us for a night of networking and encouragement. We are holding nights in London, Glasgow and Manchester. Each night will feature food, drink, and great conversation. You can find out more by visiting here

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Amazon Keyword Research: My Start To Finish Process

Uncategorized Mar 05, 2020

 

When selling on Amazon, the money is in the keywords. Effective keyword research is the lifeblood of the Amazon ecosystem and today I’m showing you our beginning to end process for keyword research.

As I mentioned, this is “our” keyword research process - make sure you stick around until the end as I’ve got a big announcement to make about what that “our” is.

We’re going to be jumping in to this process in just a moment. Before we do, let me quickly define what a keyword is. 

Simply put, a keyword is a word or phrase that we use to tell Amazon what our product is, and when we want it to be shown to customers.

 

Step 1: Competitor Keyword Search

In order to conduct competitor keyword research, I use the Helium10 tool Cerebro. This allows me to search up to 10 competitor products at once and discover which keywords they are currently ranking for - both organically and sponsored - along with additional keywords Amazon...

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The BEST Things About Being Your Own Boss

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2020

 

Recently I made this video about what are, in my opinion, the worst things about being your own boss. In the interest of fairness and a balanced view, today I’m going to be sharing my top 10 things that I love about being my own boss.

 

Being your own boss is, without a doubt, a challenging journey. But I’ve covered that aspect in this video and this time around I want to focus on the positives

Because, despite its challenges, being your own boss does have some great upside. Here are my top 10:

1. Income

We may as well start with the one most people think about. When you’re your own boss, there’s no cap. Theoretically, the more you work the more you can earn. Of course, there are limitations to this, but you’re not restricted to low percentage salary increases… You actually get to see the monetary benefit of your hard work.

 

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Amazon Product Research: The Impact of ROI On Your Business

Uncategorized Feb 27, 2020

 

If you want to run a successful business then metrics are everything. And in a physical product business, one of the crucial metrics to consider is Return On Investment. In this video, I’m going to show you just how crucial it is, how to calculate it, and how to improve it. 

In the business world, profit margins are discussed ad infinitum. 30%, 40%... opinions differ on the Holy Grail, but one thing is for sure - we need to be making profit. 

However, equally as important as a solid profit margin - in my humble opinion - is a strong return on investment. Return on investment, often referred to as ROI, can easily be overlooked when running the numbers on a potential product. But as I’m going to show you right now, the impact of ROI is exponential.   

 

The reason ROI is crucial, beyond just the very fact that it is giving you a return on something of value you are investing, is because it represents speed.

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What Business Should I Start? 5 Popular Startup Models Compared

business tips Feb 10, 2020

If you're interested in creating freedom in your life, then you need to create sources of income that aren't dependant on your time. 
 
So you might be asking, what business should I start?
 
Well, to try and help, I've put together for you a list of the most popular business models when it comes to starting a new business along with the pros and cons of each model.
 
I am involved in several of these business models and enjoy them all. My aim isn't to steer you towards one, just to let you know some of the things to consider when thinking about starting your own business. Let's dive in.

#1: Services

Examples:
Financial Advisor, Graphic & Website Design, Marketing, Coaching, Plumber, Electrician
 
PROS
  • Highly Profitable
  • Low Startup Costs
  • In Demand
CONS
  • You need skills
  • May need certifications
  • Trading time for money

#2: Property

PROS
  • Huge income potential
  • Highly passive
CONS
  • Massive startup capital
  • Inherent risk
  • Potentially slow growth

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The Worst Things About Being Your Own Boss

Uncategorized Feb 03, 2020

Being your own boss is an idea that has a certain sense of glamour in 2020 with the rise of entrepreneurialism. But today I’m going to share with you the bad side.

Now you could say I’m part of the problem on this topic. I create content that helps people become their own boss. I interviewed Andrew a while ago about he’s managed to make his private label business a full-time endeavour at just 19 years of age. 

And whilst I love seeing that, I also know that entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. There are some people who freak out the moment a problem arises, not realising that the entrepreneurial journey exists within the context of solving problems. 

If you aren’t solving problems, you aren’t an entrepreneur. 

So, in an attempt to scare some of you who aren’t meant to try and be entrepreneurs off, I thought I’d let you know the things I dislike most about being my own boss, whilst also offering some remedies for how to...

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New Year, New Focus - How This "Hack" Is Helping Me

business mindsets Jan 13, 2020

 
If you want to get more done, in less time, so you can spend more time doing what matters most, then this is for you. Today I’m going to be showing you how 3 focus sessions per day are helping me do exactly that.
 
if you’ve been engaging with my content for any length of time you’ll know that a heavy focus of it has been Amazon tutorials. Those are going to continue, but in 2020 I’m adding some more stuff into the mix. 
 
See Amazon is not the goal. Building businesses that create impact and freedom - that’s the goal. Amazon is just a great means to that end. 
 
And equally important as the ground level strategies are the top level mentalities. Mentalities around business, finances, work ethic etc. There’s no use making money if you can’t keep it. 
 
There’s no use keeping it if you can’t multiply it and use it to make an impact. There’s also no point sacrificing your...
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