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My Wife Quit Her Job Podcast

Our Story – How We Started A Successful Online Store Selling Wedding Linens

The year was 2007 and my wife and I were victims of a dreaded condition known as complacency. If you’ve never heard of this terrible condition before, it’s a disease that leads to spending 10 hours a day at a job that you don’t particularly like.

It’s an illness that stops you from pursuing your personal goals and aspirations because you can never find the time.

It’s a debilitating condition that causes you to trudge through each day doing the daily grind as life quickly passes you by.

Back then, my wife and I used to get up early in the morning, go to work, eat dinner, sleep and then wake up again the next day to repeat the cycle.

Days quickly faded into weeks, weeks dissolved into months and months soon became years of the same routine.

Even though we both made a pretty good salary from our day jobs, we were coasting our way through life like lifeless zombies. After all, we weren’t challenging ourselves. We weren’t trying new things and we stayed within our comfort zonewhen making important decisions. We had no sense of purpose and we were unmotivated and stagnant.

It sounds harsh, but my wife and I were lazy pieces of !@#$. Even though we had a lot of free time, we always ended up wasting it on empty activities. For example, our day consisted of working from 9-6:30pm, eating dinner and then watching television until it was time to go to bed.

Days and weeks went by quickly and we didn’t have anything to show for it. Even when I try really hard, I am unable to recall any specific memories during that period of my life. The only thing I remember is that I watched a hell of a lot of television and that my wife was terribly unhappy with her day job.


The My Wife Quit Her Job Podcast is an interview based show where I bring in small business entrepreneurs who are killing it online. But there’s a twist. All of the entrepreneurs on my show bootstrapped their businessesand started their own ventures to improve their lifestyle in some way.

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191: How Our Ecommerce Store Performed In 2017 With Steve Chou

My wife just closed the books for 2017 so today I’m going to breakdown the numbers this past year for my ecommerce store Bumblebee Linens. It’s been quite a tumultuous year with all the traveling, the injuries and our kids activities but we still made it out with another double digit growth year. Listen to the episode to learn how we grew our business in 2017! What You’ll Learn The highlights and lowlights for the year How stalking customers can benefit your business How we replaced half an employee with software All of the usability changes we made to the…

190: 9 Lessons Learned On Business, Life And Happiness With Steve Chou

Happy New Year everyone! Today is a special New Years episode where I wanted to take some time to recap the year which was actually one of the most challenging years that I’ve had in a very long time. Because I have a lot to talk about, I’m actually going to split this into 3 episodes. In today’s podcast, I’m going to go over some of the lessons that I learned this past year. And in subsequent episodes, I’m going to do a detailed breakdown of how my businesses performed this past year and exactly…

189: How My Student Chelsea Makes 6 Figures Selling Hot Cold Therapy Products Online

Today I’m really happy to have Chelsea Frank on the show. Chelsea is a student in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. She joined over a year ago and she’s been doing really well with her business Chelsea sells hot and cold therapy products on both her online store and Amazon. But these are no ordinary hot/cold packs. They are designed to contour to your body for a perfect fit. In fact, Chelsea sent me a sample long ago when I hurt my knee and the quality of her product instantly resonated…

188: How To Run A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business As A Digital Nomad With Greg Mercer

Today I’m happy to have Greg Mercer back on the show for the second time. If you’ve never heard of Greg, he’s the founder and owner of JungleScout. In addition, Greg makes a killing selling on Amazon. Last time I interviewed him, he was doing 400K per month. Who knows how much he makes now? Anyway, I’ve known the guy for quite a while now and he’s spoken at my conference, Sellers Summit, multiple times. One thing that always intrigues me about Greg is that he truly lives a nomadic lifestyle. Every…

187: How To Navigate The Canton Fair And A Recap Of My China Sourcing Trip

Today’s episode is a little different in that I’m not interviewing anyone. Instead, I brought my partner Toni Anderson on the show and we’re going to talk about our recent trip to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou China. This was my 3rd trip to Canton and my 5th trip to China but it was Toni’s first time. So I thought that it would be interesting to talk about our experiences from the perspective of someone who’s a bit jaded about going to China and from someone who went for the very first time. …

186: How To Maximize Your Amazon Sales With Former Head Of Seller Central Brad Moss

Today I’m happy to have Brad Moss on the show. Brad recently spoke at my conference, The Sellers Summit, this past year, and his presentation was very well received by the attendees. He’s the former head of Seller Central at Amazon and he has intimate knowledge of how Amazon works from the inside. And today, he’s the founder of where he helps Amazon sellers blow up their businesses. Anyway, Brad is an awesome guy and he’s got some crazy Amazon stories to tell as well. Enjoy the episode! What You’ll Learn What it’s like to work at Amazon and…


185: The 80/20 Rule Of Sales And Marketing With Perry Marshall

Today, I’ve got an extra special guest on the show. Perry Marshall is one of the world’s most sought after business consultants and is the author of many bestselling books in the PPC advertising industry including the Ultimate Guide To Google Adwords and the Ultimate Guide To Facebook ads. He’s consulted in over 300 industries and he’s known as the godfather of PPC. Enjoy the show! What You’ll Learn The 80/20 rule in action and how it has helped many of Perry’s clients. How to directly apply the 80/20 rule to your business. How to decide which…

184: How My Student Ron Makes 7 Figures Selling Childrens Wall Decals Online

Today I’m really happy to have Ron Eiger on the show. Ron is probably one of my oldest students in my Create A Profitable Online Store Course. I launched the class in 2011 to very small group and I believe Ron joined in 2012 after I released it to the public. Now what’s cool is that Ron and I have kept in touch over the years and he’s been doing awesome. He runs the store where he sells children’s wall decals. In addition, he also private labels various products on Amazon. All…

183: How To Get Over A Million Email Subscribers In 2 Years With Sam Parr Of The Hustle

Today I’m thrilled to have Sam Parr on the show. Sam is the founder of which is a media company that caters to entrepreneurs. They have more than a million email subscribers and email is the backbone of their business. Every single day, they send out an awesome email that details the latest startup and tech news. The also run an annual conference called HustleCon that I had the pleasure of attending as well. Anyway, what’s amazing is that Sam has managed to build this gigantic email list in a few years which is…

182: How To Make Millions Selling Clothing Online Using Facebook Live With Tiffany Ivanofsky

Today I’m really happy to have Tiffany Ivanofsky on the show. Tiffany is someone who I was introduced to by Toni Anderson and she is making millions of dollars selling LuLaRoe clothing. But here’s the kicker. She sells all of her inventory using Facebook Live. In fact, I’ve watched her and her husband Paul live and the way they sell is mesmerizing. Anyway, today we are going to break down how they manage to sell so many pieces of clothing live on Facebook and learn about their strategies. What You’ll Learn How selling LuLaRoe products work. How…




Online Store Products, Services And Tools I Recommend

Since I commonly get asked what services I use for my online store, I thought it would be useful to create a resource page that details every product, tool and service I recommend. If you are thinking about starting an online store in the near future, you should bookmark this page for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

Web Hosting

Blue Host – Blue Host is the shared host that my wife and I used for 2 years to run our online store before we switched over to dedicated hosting. BlueHost is inexpensive, reliable and offers a wide array of free services. Highly recommended for new shop owners.
Note: readers are eligible to receive 29% off of Bluehost by clicking on this link

Storm On Demand – Storm On Demand is the dedicated webhost that I use now for every website I own including my blog and online store. Service and uptime are top notch and I haven’t had any problems yet. If you are looking for VPS or dedicated hosting, Storm On Demand is awesome.

WP Engine – If you have a slow WordPress blog and you really don’t want to deal with any of the technical aspects of speeding up a website, then you should probably sign up for a service like WP Engine. These guys specialize in WordPress hosting and will make sure your blog runs as fast as possible. But naturally, this comes at a price.

Keyword Research Tools

Long Tail Pro – Long Tail Pro is my favorite keyword research tool and has largely replaced Market Samurai due to its sheer speed. I also personally know the creator, Spencer Haws, who I interviewed on my podcast. What’s great about Spencer is that he eats his own dog food and is constantly improving this tool from personal experience. Click here to grab Long Tail Pro at a discount!

Amazon Tools

JungleScout – The best Amazon product research tool out there. You can instantly find out how much money a product is making on Amazon. Use this link and get 10% off select tools!

Feedback Genius – The best way to solicit legitimate product reviews on Amazon. What’s nice about Feedback Genius is that you can setup automated email sequences to your Amazon customers and generate reviews on autopilot. Highly recommended!

Ignite – The best way to run your Amazon Sponsored Products ads. Ignite provides keyword and bid suggestions and allows you to access all of your data in one convenient place. Highly recommended!

Scope – The ultimate keyword research tool for Amazon. Scope allows you to peer into your competitor’s listings to figure out which keywords are converting the most sales. I use this tool for every single product I list on Amazon. Highly recommended!

Snag Shout – Snag Shout is a great way to launch a brand new product on Amazon. Perhaps the largest marketplace of Amazon product reviewers on the Internet, you can easily snag a bunch of reviews to jump start your listing.

Fetcher – The default Amazon dashboard sucks and it’s really difficult to tell which products are making a profit and how well you are doing. Fetcher makes your finances crystal clear.

Hello Profit – Another dashboard tool that tells you which products are making a profit and how much money you are truly making on Amazon after all fees. They also offer various alerts to monitor your account. More features than Fetcher but more expensive as a result.

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