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BTM 17: Physical Products vs Affiliate Marketing with Digital Nomad Derek Pankaew

Today we welcome Derek Pankaew, Performance Marketing Manager at KIND and Co-founder of Flexr, the world’s first foldable, travel-friendly pullup bar. Derek is also the founder of E-Commerce companies such as FoosballPlanet.com, an online site for all things foosball tables, and Nutrabear, a vitamin gummy bear company. Derek has years of experience with organic and paid marketing channels and was responsible for managing the supply of these products in addition to sourcing manufacturers and suppliers. He’s sold multiple six figures in information products, and has done the same with physical products.

In this episode Derek discusses how he got involved in the digital marketing industry and what led him to starting successful e-commerce companies. He also talks about his latest venture, FLEXR and gives advice and tips to anyone wanting to get into the e-commerce world.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • At what point Derek decided to drop school and someday become an entrepreneur.
  • How Derek grew his skillset in the internet marketing space.
  • When Derek started utilizing his skills to create his own business.
  • Hear how Derek started off in affiliate marketing and why it’s difficult as a first-timer.
  • The transition from affiliate marketing to e-commerce.
  • Why it’s easier to sell physical products than digital products.
  • Understanding Derek’s WHY for building big businesses.
  • The importance of paying attention to the long term.
  • Discover how FLEXR came about.
  • How Derek incorporated the Nutrabear business model to be successful.
  • Find out what a typical day is like in the life of Derek.
  • Hear about Dan’s travel rewards course, Travel Hacking.
  • Understand why Peter Thiel’s book, Zero to One is one of Derek’s favorite books.
  • Discover where Derek invests his money.
  • Derek’s mentors throughout his career that have helped him get to where he is today.
  • Getting into e-commerce and learning through doing. 

 

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Derek Pankaew

FLEXR

Robert Kiyosaki’s book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Get Free Flights With Travel Hacking!

Peter Thiel’s book, Zero to One

BTM 01: Setting Up your Financial Future with Sunny Burns

On today’s show we’re speaking with engineer, Sunny Burns. Sunny makes grenades for the DOD for fun; yep, the Department of Defense, while also selling pacifiers online. Sunny paid for his tuition in college by selling 19 cars. Sunny is a real estate investor who got a start house-hacking a fourplex. He is currently getting paid to live for free. This is one of my favorite subjects to educate others on, so when I found out what Sunny did and how beastly of a deal he got, I knew I had to have him on the show.

 

Sunny is the definition of an entrepreneur and has multiple streams of passive income. At 26 years old, Sunny is on the fast track to financial freedom all while maintaining a full-time engineering job at the DOD. I am sure you will get tons of value of this show, because I know I did, and you will like the little bit about travel hacking midway through the show.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Find out more about Sunny’s short term business goals in real estate and life.
  • Hear Sunny’s story, his background, and how he grew up in a family that had little money.
  • Sunny shares his beliefs about money & how it can affect your marriage.
  • What inspired Sunny to pursue his entrepreneurial mindset, allowing him to pay his tuition.
  • Learn how Sunny got started in real estate for the first time.
  • Hear the story of how Sunny’s stock grew by 1,000%, and why he does not suggesting trading in the stock market.
  • Understand more about Amazon FBA and Sunny’s history as an eBay shipper.
  • Sunny shares the story of how he was able to get a free trip to Japan, by travel hacking.
  • How being frugal helped Sunny get started in entrepreneurship
  • Understand why Sunny believes that most people are held by from the millions by their own limiting beliefs.

 

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

The Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show

Sunny on Twitter

Connect with Sunny

Bigger Pockets Podcast

Sunny’s Website: FamVestor

The Amazing Seller Podcast

Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill

 

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