Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy

by Andrew Warner

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Business tips for startups by proven entrepreneurs

Best Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy episodes upvoted by the community

Last updated on August 08, 2020, 11:17 pm

#1

#1758 Marathon Series: Maria Paz Gillet’s Jooycar is the sexy new version of car insurance in Chile

May 11, 2019

How do you get customers on board for a revolutionary product before you have even created the product? Maria Paz Gillet is the Founder of Jooycar which gives clients the ability to get real-time data from vehicles. Maria saw the need for “pay for usage” car insurance in Chile and sold the idea to customers before creating Jooycar. Maria Paz Gillet is the Founder of Jooycar which gives clients the ability to get real-time data from vehicles. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1926 Drinking on corona lockdown grew Brumate’s sales

May 01, 2020 • 70m

Dylan Jacob tried lots of hustles over the years, selling phone parts, cars, weed, whatever. He finally found his love with Brumate, where he makes and sells insulated containers for alcohol. Then the coronavirus recession hit. At first, his revenues got clobbered, but check out what happened next. Dylan Jacob is the founder of Brumate which designs products for beer and wine drinkers. Sponsored byClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1711 Be like the founder of Nomorobo. Don’t overthink entrepreneurship

February 11, 2019

Today’s guest made a lot of mistakes with a lot of different companies he started. But he learned A LOT. And luckily for me and my audience, he’s willing to be open about all of it. Aaron Foss is the creator of Nomorobo which stops annoying robocalls from telemarketers. Aaron Foss is the creator of Nomorobo which stops annoying robocalls from telemarketers. Sponsored byToptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1827 Building a sophisticated Internet of Things company (that can change the world)

September 16, 2019 • 54m

Today’s guest is somebody who was actually trying to create a much simpler business and then ended up with one that was a much bigger vision than he expected. Eric Simone is the founder of ClearBlade, an edge computing software company that enables enterprise to engineer and run secure, real-time scalable Internet of Things applications. Eric is actually working on real problems that in many ways are going to seem less exciting to people but have a bigger impact on the world. I want to talk about how he did it. Eric Simone is the founder of ClearBlade, an edge computing software company that enables enterprise to engineer and run secure, real-time scalable Internet of Things applications. Sponsored byToptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1848 How Compare.com competes as the Kayak for auto insurance

October 30, 2019 • 65m

Joining me is an entrepreneur who created a company called Compare. I feel like he should be really boastful the fact that he got one of the toughest domains out there. Andrew Rose is the founder of Compare.com, a place to compare auto insurance prices. We’re going to find out how he came up with this idea, how he raised money for it, how he got customers, how he actually stood out in a world where Geico spent $1.7 billion in marketing last year. Andrew Rose is the founder of Compare.com, a place to compare auto insurance prices. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. Outerknown – Outerknown is a new customer who has comfortable clothes that still let you look professional. The thing I love about this company is that their clothes make you look like you belong everywhere. Go to Outerknown.com and enter the code “MIXERGY” to get 25% off your entire order. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1831 Entrepreneurship in a highly regulated industry

September 23, 2019 • 51m

Joining me today is a woman who sold wines in Manhattan. Then she decided to import wine herself. But she ran into a problem. Instead of closing down she figured out how to make things easier for people who wanted to do what she was trying to do. Alexi Cashen is co-founder of Elenteny Imports which provides logistical and administrative back office services for international importing, national compliance and direct-to-trade distribution sales. Alexi Cashen is co-founder of Elenteny Imports which provides logistical and administrative back office services for international importing, national compliance and direct-to-trade distribution sales. Sponsored byToptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1801 Solving the problem of form abandonment (with a more modern experience)

July 29, 2019 • 73m

Joining me today is an entrepreneur I’m especially excited to talk about for a few different reasons. Number one, he’s a Mixergy listener. He’s somebody who’s listened just like you and has had these stories embedded in his head. Number two, he is outside the United States. He is in India where I’m seeing more and more entrepreneurs are doing killer stuff. The problem he saw is people don’t like forms. People like people. And so you’re going to get a lot of drop off when leads don’t want to fill in your form and give you their email address. That means you are losing people that you paid money for or you worked hard to create a site to cater to. Ish Jindal is the founder of TARS which helps businesses boost their PPC conversion rates through Conversational Landing Pages. Ish Jindal is the founder of TARS which helps businesses boost their PPC conversion rates through Conversational Landing Pages. Sponsored byToptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1715 The mockup software that’s improving the chat bot experience for users

February 20, 2019

If you’ve been listening to me for a while, you know that I’m fascinated by chat bots. When you’re creating chat bots, you want to see the flow of messages—which is hard to do without actually creating a chat bot and testing it. Well today’s guest created a company that allows someone to create a mockup of the chat experience before users see it. Obaid Ahmed is the founder of Botmock which lets you create conversation flows and interactive prototypes from a simple drag and drop editor. Obaid Ahmed is the founder of Botmock which lets you create conversation flows and interactive prototypes from a simple drag and drop editor. Sponsored byToptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1745 How did SixthContinent experience massive revenue growth from $7M to $60M in one year?

April 19, 2019

How do you react when you are told you can’t do something? Do you rise to the occasion and prove the haters wrong or pack up your toys and go home? Francesca Roveda is Co-Founder of SixthContinent which is an e-commerce platform. Francesca was told she couldn’t break into the male-dominated finance industry so she set out to prove she could and SixthContinent was born to give people more purchasing power. Francesca Roveda is Co-Founder of SixthContinent which is an e-commerce platform. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1909 How to recover from bad advice from an investor

March 23, 2020 • 62m

Joining me is an entrepreneur from Turkey. He raised money in Turkey, but his investor said, “You’ve got to just go business-to-business.” And so he shifted his business model and went b2b. But it didn’t work. And the reason he says it didn’t work is because he failed to address a customer problem. Instead, he was just listening to his investors. We’ll find out how he got through that painful period and how he turned things around by solving a particular problem. Burc Tanir is the founder of Prisync, pricing software for e-commerce. Burc Tanir is the founder of Prisync, pricing software for e-commerce. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1935 Timing is everything–here’s how regular people can have incredible success

May 22, 2020 • 58m

Joining me is an entrepreneur said, “I created a good product, but if you’re going against trends, you’re rolling a boulder up a mountain.” But if you’re capitalizing on a topic or you happen to be in a topic that people are excited by, suddenly everything seems easy. So today’s entrepreneur is someone who decided I have to make it easy for people to find these trends. I want to make it easy for myself to do it. His name is Joshua Howarth, he is the founder of Exploding Topics which makes it easy for you to surface rapidly growing topics before they take off. I invited him here to talk about how he came up with the idea, what happens when you do jump on a trend. Josh Howarth is the founder of Trennd.co which is an app that monitors Google Trends. Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1911 Why did Hunt Club do well in March 2020?

March 27, 2020 • 52m

When I see that some businesses are doing well despite the difficult times it gives me hope for my business. I asked on Twitter to find out what companies continued to grow in the month of March and if their founders would be willing to share their stories to give us all hope. Nick Cromydas is the founder of Hunt Club which allows customers to hire with trusted referrals from 10,000 experts Nick Cromydas is the founder of Hunt Club which allows customers to hire with trusted referrals from 10,000 experts Sponsored byToptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1933 Case Study: TOMS Shoes and the One for One model

May 18, 2020 • 60m

Today’s guest is Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS shoes. He made the slip on shoes that got everyone’s attention because every time somebody bought a pair, he donated a pair to somebody in need. The company has donated 86 million pairs of shoes over the years. They’ve added other products, also using the one for one model. They helped restore eyesight for 600,000 people. They’ve provided over 600,000 weeks of safe drinking water, and supported safe births for 25,000 mothers. He sold a portion of the company at the time when it was valued at $625 million. I want to find out how he did it. Blake Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS Shoes, which designs shoes — as well as eyewear, coffee, apparel and handbags. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1783 Dan Franks Podcast Movement: Grassroots origins to 7 figures

June 28, 2019 • 68m

Today’s guest has come full circle from having me on his podcast to now running the annual Podcast Movement conference. Dan Franks is Co-Founder and President of Podcast Movement which is the worlds’ largest and longest running podcast conference. I find out from Dan how the conference’s growth has exploded over the years and what we can expect from this year’s conference. Dan Franks is Co-Founder and President of Podcast Movement which is the worlds’ largest and longest running  podcast conference. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. The James Altucher Show – James Altucher has started and ran more than 20 companies and is currently an investor in and advisor to over 30, but at one point, James lost everything. In a matter of months, his account drained from $15 million to $143. Depressed and on the floor, James realized the only way to be truly successful and fulfilled is to “choose yourself.” Now, James Altucher is a bestselling author, successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master, & host of The James Altucher Show podcast. Text ANDREW to 50445 to receive James Altucher’s free Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1772 Marathon series: Tim Fung’s Airtasker is the TaskRabbit of Australia making $110M in revenue

June 08, 2019 • 66m

Finding someone to help you with tasks and errands whether big or small can be challenging. How do you find someone who is reliable? Tim Fung is Co-Founder and CEO of Airtasker which is a services marketplace allowing people to outsource chores and errands to people in their local community. After asking a friend to help him move, Tim was inspired to create Airtasker to create a marketplace for people to connect to have tasks done. Tim Fung is Co-Founder and CEO of Airtasker which is a services marketplace allowing people to outsource chores and errands to people in their local community. Sponsored byToptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1936 How Aaron Marino built a multi-million online personality (Starting with a YouTube Channel)

May 25, 2020 • 68m

I try hard. I try hard all the freaking time. But joining me today is a guy who’s not trying all that hard and the guy is killing it. His name is Aaron Marino and the whole thing started out for him with a YouTube channel. It’s called Alpha M and he covers life, style, grooming, and fitness. There’s a long list of businesses. I want to find out how he did it. Aaron Marino is the founder of Pete and Pedro, a mens grooming line. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. ClickFunnels – Anyone in my audience who goes to clickfunnels.com/mixergy will get a couple of things that I’m excited about. Number one is a free trial so you can actually try it and use it. Number two, you’ll get the funnels that we created to build our business. Use it as a template which you can improve for your business. Go to ClickFunnels.com/mixergy to get started. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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#1729 The Gmail plugin that’s bringing in $140K/month

March 18, 2019

Joining me today is an entrepreneur whose post went viral on Indie Hackers. Ajay Goel is founder of Gmass.co which allows you to send mass customized emails within Gmail. I invited him here to talk about how he turned it into a business. I also want to know why this was the right followup business to his previous company. Ajay Goel is founder of Gmass.co which allows you to send mass email campaigns within Gmail. Sponsored byHostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website. ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by upgrading to an automated platform. Start sending follow-up that adapts to your customers’ behavior so you are sending the perfect message at the perfect time. You’ll have happier customers and higher conversions. See why over 150,000 marketers use ActiveCampaign to create intelligent marketing that gets better results. If you’re with one of their confusing competitors and you want something new, you owe it to your business to check out ActiveCampaign. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint

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