Just about every business owner starts from scratch. Today’s guest did, too, but in a totally unique way. He’s Nathan Chan, creator of Foundr Magazine, an entirely digital publication.
When Nathan first built Foundr Magazine, he knew he was headed into unique, unfamiliar territory. Without tried-and-true methods to fall back on, Nathan found himself learning through experience every step of the way.
Now, the magazine ranks with heavy hitters like Entrepreneur and Fast Company and sports an incredible Instagram following. He got there through smart strategy, amazing design, and total commitment to creating the best product possible.
I’m so excited for you to hear the incredible insight Nathan’s brought with him today. This episode is crammed with actionable strategies and tips—including a few that are so good, Nathan almost wishes he hadn’t told me!
If you’re interested in growing your audience, promoting your product, or attracting big-name guests to your publication or show, Nathan’s got some expert advice for you.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How a digital magazine gets made, from start to finish.
- The first step for snagging an interview with in-demand, hard-to-reach guests.
- The pitfalls Nathan faced early on, and how he recovered from them.
- Tools for creating and promoting a digital magazine.
- How to use Instagram as your primary tool for building your following.
- Nathan’s top five strategies for becoming an Instagram powerhouse.
- The danger of the “wantrepreneur” mindset.
- How to win over an audience by under-promising and over-delivering.
- The secret to App Store Optimization.
- An Instagram Hacks Cheat Sheet, and more!
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Foundr Magazine
- Instagram hacks cheat sheet
- Nathan on Instagram
- Upwork (formerly oDesk)
- Sensor Tower
- 99designs.com – $99 Power Pack of services, free!
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