99 Light Bulbs Podcast

Detailing the long, bumpy road of entreprenuership

Episode 1: Paul Jarvis

Paul Jarvis is an iTunes-published musician, author of several books (including the upcoming ‘Company of One’), and successful entrepreneur. Over the last six years he has built a hugely successful brand which includes a 31,000+ subscriber mailing-list that he engages with weekly via his Sunday Dispatches, in addition to creating and selling three online courses: Creative Class, Chimp Essentials and Grow Your Audience.

In this episode we discuss various topics such as transitioning from client work to product work, the benefits of working alone, how to define success in your business, the importance of giving back, and much more

Listen to the episode below (contains explicit language).

Episode Highlights

  • 0:49 – Paul’s journey over the last ten years
  • 2:10 – The transition from client work to selling products
  • 4:45 – The value (or often lack of) in a business plan
  • 7:15 – The problem with making assumptions when developing a product
  • 10:05 – Building a ‘Company of One’
  • 12:55 – How to define success in business
  • 16:28 – What a typical day looks like
  • 18:28 – Some of the successful products Paul’s built
  • 23:29 – Why it’s easier to sell into an existing market rather than creating a new market
  • 25:00 – Building a 31,000+ subscriber email list
  • 29:22 – Why the best business transactions are a win-win scenario
  • 31:30 – The value of trust in business transactions
  • 34:28 – Why social media fosters loneliness
  • 36:40 – Having a socially responsible business
  • 40:30 – Taking your business from the city to the country