Rhodium Podcast | Online Business | Entrepreneurs | Marketing | Buying and Selling Websites
By Chris Yates
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The Rhodium Podcast uncovers what it really takes to buy or build and own online businesses that give you the freedom to do work you love whenever and wherever you want. Each week we spend an hour interviewing a different digital entrepreneur and uncover the mindset, strategies, and tactics that led to their success so you can apply the principles within your own life and business. We cover stories on building, buying, monetizing, marketing, and selling websites and other online businesses. The mission of the Rhodium Podcast is to create the world's most connected group of online entrepreneurs who partner in deals, who share resources and knowledge. And who by supporting each other become more successful working together a group than separately as individuals.
||Explicit060: Rhodium Talk: Improve Monetization With Affiliate Marketing – Mike Nunez of AffiliateManager.com||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 th||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit059: How to Rank in Any Niche Without Link Building – Rhodium Talk with Ewen Finser||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||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit058: Jaryd Krause – From Plumber to World Traveling Online Entrepreneur in 8 Months||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 hi||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit057: Neil Patel Interview: $100k Challenge||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 buildi||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit056: My Master Plan for 2017 and How to Create Your Own||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 heavi||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.9: The First Year of a Successful Software Startup. Episode 055 with Clarity Wave||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.||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.8: Turn Your Startup Into a Lead Gen Machine. Episode 054 with Clarity Wave||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,||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 2.7: Post-Acquisition – Lessons from the First 12 Months. Podcast 053 with Matthew Yahes||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,||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 3.4: The Comeback – Don’t Give Up On Your Business. Podcast 052 with Kelly Shroads||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,||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.7: Making Customers Love You So Much They Send Gifts. Episode 051 with Clarity Wave||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.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 2.6: Safety First: Tips on eCommerce Site Changes and Business Partnerships. Episode 049 with Matthew Yahes||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.||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.6: Why You SHOULD Go Into Business With Family. Episode 048 with Clarity Wave||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,||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRhodium Talk: Selling Your Business – How NOT To Leave Money on the Table. Episode 047 with Mark Daoust||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 fro||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 2.5: 10% Increase in Revenue with One Simple Email Sequence. Episode 046 with Matthew Yahes||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.||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.5: What Startup Perseverance Really Looks Like. Episode 045 with Clarity Wave||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||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBehind the Scenes of a Strategic Acquisition: Leadpages Acquires Drip. Podcast 044 with Rob Walling||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 com||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Stuck in Career Purgatory to Selling Out His First Course in 48 Hours. Podcast 043 with Sean Ogle||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,||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRhodium Talk: Expert Funnel Hacks To 10X Your Revenue in 15 Months. Podcast 042 with Rob Walling||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||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 2.4: After the Sale, All The Things You Didn’t Plan For. Podcast 041 with Matthew Yahes||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 acq||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.4: When to Quit and When to Double-Down on Your Startup. Podcast 040 with Clarity Wave||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,||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRhodium Talk: The Journey From Entrepreneur to Passive Investor. Podcast 039 with Scott Fritz||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 (En||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 3.3: The Truth About Passive Income From Websites. Podcast 038 With Kelly Shroads||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 b||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 2.3: Preparing for Business Growth with Matthew Yahes (Podcast 037)||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.||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.3: How to Grow From Your First 16 Clients to 100+. Podcast 036 With Clarity Wave||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 Li||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 3.2: Should I Sell My Business? With Kelly Shroads (Podcast 035)||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,||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRhodium Talk: Scaling From Lifestyle Business to Inc. 500 with Dave Parkinson and Andrew Pincock (Podcast 034)||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.||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 2.2: The Million Dollar Takeover with Matthew Yahes (Podcast 033)||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 bee||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.2: Outsource Your Sales People with Clarity Wave (Podcast 032)||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 workpla.||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit50,000 Visitors a Day By Partnering With Content Experts With Sol Orwell (Podcast 31)||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||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 3.1: Doubling Ecommerce Sales Every Year With Kelly Shroads (Podcast 30)||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 E-co||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 2.1: What It’s Like Buying a 7 Figure E-commerce Business With Matthew Yahes (Podcast 028)||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.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStory 1.1 – How to Start a SaaS Business With Clarity Wave (Podcast 027)||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 qui||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Yates Rhodium Talk: Lessons Learned From 50+ Deals in 6 Years (Podcast 026)||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.||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBig Podcast News and Highlights From Rhodium Weekend 2015 (Podcast 025)||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!||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Business Buying Legend Richard Parker (Podcast 024)||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 entrepreneu||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitForget Financial Freedom…Here’s What Real Freedom Is With Philip McKernan (Podcast 23)||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 on||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Where You Are Now to Seven Figures With Tom Shieh (Podcast 022)||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,||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMidlife Crisis Leads to Spending $250,000 on a Domain Name With Jon Yau (Podcast 021)||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.||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Promote Your Content To Influencers With Sujan Patel (Podcast 020)||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.||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLink Building. What’s Working Now With James Agate (Podcast 019)||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||9/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBuying Businesses. $135,000/year income on a $50,000 investment With Ace Chapman (Podcast 018)||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||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPatrick McKenzie on Hiring Awesome Developers and Launching Businesses (Podcast 017)||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,||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 Figure Blog Sales Funnels With Yaro Starak (Podcast 016)||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.||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHiring And Managing a Virtual Team With Dave Nevogt and Jared Brown (Podcast 015)||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.||8/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Nearly Broke to $70 Million+ in Brokered Websites With Mark Daoust (Podcast 014)||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||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Scratch to a 6 Figure Sale With Alan Kong (Podcast 013)||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.||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Crisis of Meaning. What To Do When You’ve Lost Passion For Your Business With Justin Gilchrist (Podcast 012)||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,||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 Mistakes Online Entrepreneurs Make And How You Can Profit From Them With Ryan Sorensen (Podcast 011)||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.||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOffline vs. Online: Why One Entrepreneur Sold His Offline Franchise to Buy an Online Business With Michael Sevilla (Podcast 010)||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 F||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1,000% Revenue Increase By Creating Awesome Customer Experiences With Dave Rodenbaugh (Podcast 009)||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 acqu||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a great new podcast. I love the way Chris probes each guest to give out as much detail as possible. This is very useful with a lot of great pointers. I'm looking forward to learn more and hopefully get out of my current 9-5 'prison' corporate job and start a new business soon. Thanks and keep up the good work.
An amazing and resourceful podcast for people who are into buying and selling online businesses
I very recently stumbled upon the Rhodium Event and Podcast that’s hosted by Chris. I had not heard of him earlier but did knew about the Rhodium Event that’s been taking place since 2012.
I buy and sell websites and online businesses for a living and there could not have been a better podcast for someone like me. I listened to 2 episodes back to back and was thrilled. The choice of entrepreneurs and the choice of questions Chris asks them is simply outstanding. The listener gets a ton of value and actionable advise.
After listening to the episode with Kevin Petersen, I felt like I was listening to my own story as that precisely how I got started and got investors. I will be reaching out to the amazing people Chris interviews and would connect with them. It's always good to know people in the same industry (as it's still very nascent). I am also planning to go to the Rhodium event this years in Las Vegas and meet Chris and the other people in the industry.
I wish Chris all the best with his podcast and I am sure he'll do great! Keep putting out great stuff man!
Worth A Listen!
I'm 2 podcasts deep and loving it! I was listening to the episode with Kevin Petersen this morning and thought Chris did a great job with your follow up questions which lead to additional clarity and insight on the business model structure. Also, very cool of Kevin to be that open and candid.
There are many resources about 'startups' and entrepreneurs building businesses, but Rhodium are filling a big void for people who are specifically interesting in buying/selling, building, and managing web properties.
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