Phil Alexander, founder and CEO of ConceptDrop. His company has a mission to get your projects done while you’re sleeping. You can send your project to ConceptDrop and expect to see the end result within mere hours. Listen as Phil tells us about the incredible growth of his business and what he sees for ConceptDrop in the future.
Favorite Book? – The Wall Street Journal
What CEO do you follow? — Sundar Pichai
Favorite online tool? — Hubspot
Do you get 8 hours of sleep? — No.
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be? — You’re not going to learn everything in business school. Start selling as soon as you can.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:05 – Nathan introduces Phil
01:40 – ConceptDrop
02:05 – Servicing over 300 brands
02:25 – A global network of sellers
02:58 – About 30% taken from the sellers
03:25 – They set the prices
03:48 – Upselling to the buyers
04:10 – The average buyer
04:25 – Started in 2012
04:50 – First-year revenue was a couple thousand
05:10 – Funds raised
06:00 – Valuation was between $5 to $7 million
06:20 – Reasons for the valuation come down mostly to growth rate
07:15 – Investors
07:30 – 300 buyers, and under 100 sellers
08:00 – Average seller makes $500 per project, with 4 to 5 projects each month
08:55 – Seeing great growth
09:40 -- $10,000/month to much higher
10:35 – Repurchase rates
11:24 – Total revenue for 2015 was just under $300k
11:55 – Last month, 50 companies used the platform
12:45 – Small, high-quality pool of freelancers
13:10 – A lot of potential in the near future
14:20 – firstname.lastname@example.org, @philalexander1 on Twitter
16:30 -- The Famous Five
3 Key Points:
There is no perfect formula for starting a business.
High-quality service is a great way to make your business stand out.
Assess your business for its potential.
Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
Freshbooks - The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts.
Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+
Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he's driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books.
Hubspot – Phil’s favorite online tool for marketing and sales
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