Reaching over $175K per month in income across all his businesses, while living in some of the most beautiful places such as Indonesia, Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, and more, Alex is an entrepreneur and adventure junkie living the dream! Over the years Alex has become a highly successful internet entrepreneur, currently running two separate million-dollar websites. It all started when Alex and his business partner quit their jobs, sold almost everything they owned and went all-in creating their first website. Thus Avocadu was born and within a year reached six figures. This then inspired the creation of Create and Go, His online business that teaches others how to start a blog and monetize their passions. After having such great success with his first two businesses, making over $100k per month online, Alex saw the potential and started Create A Pro Website, a YouTube channel teaching people how to start their own website from scratch! Alex then grew this company to over $60k per month and over 100k subscribers on YouTube and officially solidified his place as an online business expert.
Reaching 500k subscribers on all his platforms combined, it’s clear that Alex’s passion to help others make money while they follow their dreams has inspired many like-minded people to live a life full of adventure, constantly evolving and becoming a better version of themself, and frequently doing things that scare you and push you out of your comfort zone! Alex is looking to share his message to help others pursue their passions and make a full-time income!
What Expert Authority World™ is saying about the show:
- Essential content for your entrepreneurial journeyOctober 17, 2021 by MCarmen Baldovi from United Kingdom
Mario’s interviews are full of valuable tips from business experts that you shouldn’t miss in your entrepreneurial journey. Listening to this podcast is being a massive help for me and I hope it is for you.
- Wealth of InformationOctober 8, 2021 by KPM D. from United States
Great interviews. Always great to have the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and glean from their years of wisdom. Keep up the good work!
- Packed with actionable content!October 8, 2021 by mwforrester from United States
Mario has a top-notch podcast with outstanding guests! I’m able to come away with information that I can apply to my own business, to generate growth and increase my ability to provide positive impact. When you spend your time to listen to an episode of EA Effect you can be sure that you will get an amazing return on time investment.
- Powerful!September 3, 2021 by MichaelUnbroken from United States
This is the show I needed 13 years ago before I ruined my first business. I think being able to have tangible and practical insight from people who are one step ahead of you is everything congrats to Mario for an amazing show! - @MichaelUnbroken
- First Rate Host and Brilliant GuestsSeptember 3, 2021 by Wade Galt from United States
Mario is an extremely well prepared and professional host that gets the best out of his guests. He interviews fundamentally sound guests to share powerful business strategies and wisdom. Definitely worth your time to listen.
- Great show.August 28, 2021 by mdaciuk from Canada
Excellent interviews and guests. Liked the show on how to defend your reputation. “Customers, communities and critics.” Good way at looking at stakeholders. Thanks for the great content.
- Great topics - and tips!August 27, 2021 by Kate | EOFire from United States
Loving Mario’s podcast! Not only does he hit so many great topics, but his episodes are filled with tips and strategies you can actually use right now. For example, I just listened to his episode about Podmatch with Alex SanFilippo, and Mario doesn’t just read off a list of questions and move through the interview robotically - he actually has a conversation, and shares his own experiences with the power of guest podcasting and why others should be doing this to grow their own audience. Thank you, Mario! Keep up the heat!
- So glad I found this podcast!August 13, 2021 by Nate804 from United States
I’m so excited to continue jumping into episodes of this podcast. So much knowledge from so many successful business men & women. Adding this to my weekly workflow for sure!
- So much informationJuly 23, 2021 by abal31 from United States
Such a great show. So much information and helps with many areas of our business.
- 0285: Sales Driven Agency: Helping Founders Become Predictable, Sustainable and ScalableJune 28, 2021 by Mary2577 from Philippines
Thank you so much and keep on doing more great show.
- Easily One of My FavoritesMay 7, 2021 by ScottDGray from United States
I recently discovered Expert Authority Effect. It’s quickly worked it’s way onto my list of must listen podcasts. The episodes are less than an hour and packed with great information from top-level entrepreneurs.
- Priceless Content!May 7, 2021 by megan@podcastingyou from United States
Mario does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about entrepreneurship!
- Very helpfulMay 7, 2021 by Luke and Susie from Australia
As a business owner I love being challenged to see things a different way and be reminded of how to do thing better. This podcast has been so helpful to do that.
- Great ShowMay 6, 2021 by emj-js from United States
Mario does an excellent job being fun an entertaining while asking insightful questions to draw out the experise of his guests. Thoughtful, helpful conversations to make work and life better. Thanks!
- Smart Ways to GiftApril 26, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States
I learned some key things during Mario's interview with Chelsea Martin on gifting. What stands out is how impactful direct mail really is and how important a customized presentation of your products not only creates happy customers, but also a great referral source. Thank you!
- Heart Centered SuccessApril 18, 2021 by Macnjacs from United States
Your interview with Brandon Fong was great. I appreciated the fact you started with the 3 steps, it was so valuable it really made me want to hear more. Thanks!
- Love this show!March 12, 2021 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States
This is so far my favorite podcast. It’s been my weekly dose of motivation and inspiration. Keep up the great work, Mario !
- So much value!March 7, 2021 by Loose Seeds from United States
The conversation with James, Sana and John Lee Dumas was awesome. Unique questions were asked by the hosts and JLD responded with gems that I stick right into my pocket. Thanks for this valuable info on how to up my podcasting game guys!
- Always Enjoy Mario's Interviews!March 5, 2021 by HarloB from United States
I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!
- Great PodcastMarch 5, 2021 by 11Dreamer11 from United States
Really interesting interviews that are really well done! Great listen and great for inspiration.
- InnovativeFebruary 22, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States
I love Mario's energy! It captures my attention throughout his podcasts. Listenng to him and his guests, their ideas, actions, and accomplishments makes me brainstorm what's next for my business. Relevant and fresh!
- Inspiriation 7 Days A Week!February 19, 2021 by ST Rappaport | LifePix from United States
Mario doesn't miss a day. No matter what is going on, there's an episode relase. Mario is on a mission and nothing is going to stop him. He's a real model to be doing these interviews!
- An Expert on Experts!February 12, 2021 by Powerful Eric from United States
Love this show! Mario's show is a asset to podcasting. Thanks for helping others Mario!
- Now I knowJanuary 22, 2021 by Margo Lovett from United States
Mario, I see how active and generous you are in Podcast Paradise. Today, I listened to a few of your shows - episodes 1 & 59. Episode 1 brought me into the moment of prayer. You produced a show according to the Spirit. Now I know why you are so generous, able to operate from your seat of genius. Margo Lovett
- Keeping the BooksJanuary 15, 2021 by E-World from United States
Great interview with Judith keeping Net Profits as key thing to look at. Interesting point she made some owners make 30 millions but not enough Net to take a paycheck.
- Excellent podcastJanuary 12, 2021 by Atomickitten99 from United States
I’m enjoying the guest interviews. They are packed full of great nuggets! Thank you.
- Unique - Engaging - BoldJanuary 2, 2021 by Paul D Johnson from United States
As host of interveiw based The God Zone Show podcast I fournd Mario's show uniquely valuable in providing inpriation and engouragment for my work.
- Fun, insightful, and quality productionDecember 23, 2020 by koltrass from United States
Mario brings in top-notch guests for engaging conversations on a variety of topics. Moreover, his attention to technical (e.g. audio, editing) quality is obvious and makes a difference. Listen to be entertained and enlightened!
- Inspiring interviews to take the next step!December 12, 2020 by BillableWithBaby from United States
Inspiring interviews with interesting entrepreneurs inform and motivate you to take things to the next level. Always good things to learn and implement. Thank you Mario!
- Pure value, I love itDecember 4, 2020 by Jdoggg222 from United States
Mario has a way of asking the questions I am wondering as the guest is speaking. He seems to intentionally ask the questions that most benefit you as a listener. Great podcast!
- Loved the Craig Handley EpisodeNovember 13, 2020 by MHillfan from United States
Mario’s energy is infectious and Craig Handley is a character and some. But really every episode brings out the uniqueness of each guest. This pod has become one of my must listens›
- Inspiring. Informative.November 6, 2020 by SunDevil from United States
Mario is incredibly inspiring and does something few other podcast hosts can manage to do… allow his guests to actuall talk at length and answer his questions. He offers great information and I really appreciate that he is invested in what his guests have to offer as well. Other podcasts come across as an ego stroke for the host, but this podcast is truly here to help guests share their stories as well to the benefit of the listener. Worth subscribing.
- Game changerOctober 30, 2020 by Player's Handbook from United States
This podcast is informative and inspiring. I love it!
- If you are a wanna be entrepreneur look no further!October 23, 2020 by Elisa Di Napoli from United Kingdom
Great podcast full of interesting insights. The host is engaging and thoughtful and I can say I have enjoyed listening to each episode!
- Amazing Interviews not to miss!!!October 16, 2020 by Jbower1282 from United States
Consistantly uniques interviews or amazing people really making it happen.
- Mario is a great host with great questions!October 16, 2020 by alexdesigns from United States
Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Mario. He is a super smart guy and I love the questions he asks his guests.
- A great podcast for dreamers and do-ers!October 16, 2020 by Chiquita2727 from United States
Lots of great information and inspiration for anyone who wants to turn dreams into reality. Mario brings a lot of spot-on information to this podcast.
- Great ShowOctober 9, 2020 by Palminchen from London from United Kingdom
Love the broad selection of topics for inner
- Amazing inspirational storiesOctober 9, 2020 by Nicholas Lee 18 from United Kingdom
This podcast is so good. The stories from the people sharing their stories about their struggles in life and how they overcame these struggles is just inspirational and helped me push harder when things get tough. Keep up the good work with these amazing interviews Mario.
- FantasticOctober 9, 2020 by sttoggyigctdrvy from United States
Mario goes above & beyond on his show. Lots of great information for his listeners!
- Top LearningOctober 2, 2020 by BLNT PPTT from Hungary
Love hearing these great interviews with a great host. Keep up the good work!
- Mario inspires!September 18, 2020 by CHRISTOPH - HABITFREAK from United States
These interviews are fantastic. Mario inspires with great questions that draw out great answers from his guests!
- Expert authority!September 18, 2020 by Tara Williams Phone from United States
Mario shares some amazing people on this podcast and they have some gold to share!
- Great show!September 10, 2020 by Karen @ Interview Valet from United States
Mario is an awesome podcast host! I love the FB Live interviews and the opportunity for listeners to engage in real time. The audio and video quality is spot on every time. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! You won't be sorry.
- A Podcasters Inspiration!August 14, 2020 by JamieKullman from United States
Mario has so much insight and delivers such incredible value through his show. I just started listening, but I've already learned so much from him and his wonderful interviews. Keep up the awesome work!!
- Quality professionalismAugust 6, 2020 by VirtForce from United States
I can’t say enough about how pristine and professional Mario is in his interviews. He truly wants his guests to have the best experience and recording possible. And not to mention he is fun and knows how to put people at ease in front of the camera.
- How to conquer your limiting beliefsJuly 31, 2020 by Dave4syth from United States
Listen to episode 103 an dlearn how to overcome your limiting beliefs. Great advice.
- I can’t believe how much I learned in just one episodeJuly 29, 2020 by AwesomeMontana from United States
Mario is knowledgeable, curious and able to bring great guests that deliver value that every business needs to understand! Outstanding podcast!
- Great content!July 15, 2020 by Cory Lee Leadership from United States
Mario does a great job of providing relevant information and bringing on guests to share their expertise in a variety of fields. Highly recommend his podcast!
- Fascinating interviewsJuly 10, 2020 by Bill Ringle from United States
Mario brings on accomplished guests and draws out their expertise and stories in a way that leaves me on the edge of my seat. Keep up the great work, Mario!
- Love It!June 26, 2020 by Laura Moreno Cabanillas from India
Loving this podcasts, an entrepreneur I really appreciate the energy and passion being shared to help us grow our business. Keep up the great work.
- Boost my Amazon sales!June 19, 2020 by SurvivalDad from United States
I tap Amazon as one of my sales channels and your interview with John Ghiorso was an eye-opener. Ignore at your own peril!
- Love It!June 16, 2020 by LauraMore from United States
I loved the Memorial Day episode, Mario! Thanks so much for creating this awesome podcast!
- Flawless interview styleMay 29, 2020 by GninraeL14 from United States
Mario makes everyone appear even more interesting to me. Great format and style!
- Come here for valueMay 29, 2020 by Joshua User 202! from Canada
Really appreciated this podcast for the raw, genuine interviews. Love it!
- Crisp and interesting interviewsMay 22, 2020 by Joel Goobich from United States
As someone who created one of the first podcasts dedicated to video marketing, I was very impressed by your recent episode about using video. Your interview style is crisp and interesting
- If you are in business, this podcast needs to be on your playlist.May 22, 2020 by Macstephen1 from United States
Mario has a great conversational style that helps his guests shine. This show is a must if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides thought provoking content that will help any businessperson in their quest for success.
- New Subscriber here and on your YouTube ChannelMay 15, 2020 by Angela Brown Oberer from United States
Wow Mario you have a real knack for interviewing. You ask great questions and have a fun way of keeping the conversations lively and interesting. After listening to your episode with Owen Video I subscribed to your podcast and then I hunted you down on YouTube. High Five and great job!
- Very Professional & Engaging Show!May 15, 2020 by Mitche Graf from United States
Mario is extremely engaging and can hold your attention, and is a great interviewer! He has some great guests that really get into the details of running a successful business. Keep up the great work Mario!
- Great ContentMay 10, 2020 by Pilar S. from United States
Excellent! LOTS of advice from experts. The most recent episode talks about speaking–a must-listen for anyone who presents or is thinking about presenting.
- Great content!May 1, 2020 by @Mentally_Strong from United States
I really enjoy your podcast each time I listen. The content helps any entreprenur level up with they do. Keep it up and thanks for each episode.
- Professional and InformativeMay 1, 2020 by Bruce at Mindfulness Mode from Canada
Mario Fachini is an excellent interviewer and has terrific guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.
- Great PodcastMay 1, 2020 by Amber Fuhriman from United States
I love the topic of this podcast. The episode with Tod Lindsay is super super helpful!!
- Great find!May 1, 2020 by Reed Stiles from United States
Great message and content. Stumbled upon this due to the cool logo, stayed for the content.
- Great show and great host!May 1, 2020 by Laurapowers44 from United States
Love what Mario offers! So glad he is doing his show and providing all this helpful info! Keep them coming!
- Walks the walkMay 1, 2020 by Me15463 from United States
Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to this!
- Honest and authenticApril 17, 2020 by Deano3622 from United Kingdom
Wow, just come across this podcast. Mario is such an awesome guy. He comes across so honest and genuine. Loved the content. I honestly don’t know where you find the time?! Keep it up Mario, love how honest and real you are!
- Great and insightful!March 7, 2020 by Karty12345 from Australia
I really enjoyed this podcast, so much relevant content. Thank you!
- So much Value..!February 28, 2020 by Alex Dali Rizo from United States
Great content, I really recommend this to any Entrepreneur looking to excel in their path, Mario brings topic experts to teach and inspire your day
- Inspirational Intentional InformationFebruary 28, 2020 by 10Kforte from United States
This podcast shares the stories from people that are doing whatever it takes to rise up and help others along the way. “What Are You Made Of” is one of the many messages shared on the podcast. There are so many takeaways that are applicable to anyone. I really enjoyed listening.
- Wow!February 25, 2020 by Tyscoaching from Australia
Just listened to the 'rescue site AED Program' episode! If you love epic stories and inspirational people, this is the podcast for you!
- Motivation on TapFebruary 7, 2020 by AnthonyPGarcia from United States
Mario brings on some of the most impactful entrepreneurs to hear from. He dives into the key performance factors of their business. He extracts information very well and keeps the show flowing very smoothly. Definitely a show to subscribe to!
- Starting a MovementFebruary 7, 2020 by JustMe2say from United States
There are many areas of business and entrepreneurs have an opporunity to gain some insight with this podcast. Excellent interviews!
- Great Podcast For Entrepreneurs!February 7, 2020 by The Big Game Hunter from United States
Full of knowledgeable guests and useful information that will help you accomplish your goals in business and in life!
- Mario Truly Care About His GuestsFebruary 7, 2020 by Podcast Junkies from United States
Having met Mario and spent time with him at Podfest I can truly say that he is passionate about his show. He’s genuine and that clearly comes through in his own story and what he brings to every interview.
- Put your thinking cap on!January 27, 2020 by Cliff Duvernois from United States
This is probably one of the most information dense podcasts I’ve listened to in many moons. Each episode could easily be expanded out into 2 or 3 hours. Mario does a great job of asking the right questions to get his guests to reveal great tips, tricks and advice. Sure a lot of information can be applied to an entrepreneur but I found a lot of advice applicable to my personal life. This podcast is definitely worth my time to listen to and I’m looking forward to more episodes to come. Great job!
- Relavant for anyone!January 17, 2020 by HarloB from United States
I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!
- Mario nails it!January 17, 2020 by Mickiezada from United States
I've listened to Mario for a long time...his podcast is well produced, his guests are influencers and authentic authority, and chock full of insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Love it!
- Mario is the real dealJanuary 9, 2020 by jamesnewcomb.io from United States
I’ve known Mario personally and professionally for over a year now. He is genuinely interested in helping people succeed, and consistently over delivers in his interactions and valuable advice with fellow entrepreneurs, podcasters, what have you. In this era of showmen who “give value” only if they think they’ll get something in return, Mario stands out as a man among men. Listen to his show and learn what true leadership and value in the marketplace mean.
- Listening On My Entrepreneurial JourneyJanuary 3, 2020 by FromLisa2 from United States
I was surprised when I stumbled over the servant leadership that shows up in these episodes. It's collaborative. It's focused on relationships with clients versus transactions. I especially enjoyed the episode on getting clients without "selling" because it's more about genuine relationship building.
- A GiftDecember 25, 2019 by Lisa Vogt from United States
Mario uses all his talents, gifts and abilities to produce this life affirming show. It's incredible that we are able to grow our abilities and develop our talents and gifts just through subscribing and listening. Thank you Mario!
- This show is ON FIRE!December 14, 2019 by tibor.mindsethorizon from United States
Love your show Mario! Your niche is close to mine but I focus more on mindset and manifestation in a business setting. I tuned into episode #103 with Karen Brown which is dope! Keep up the great work!
- Entrepreneur Must ListenNovember 30, 2019 by HWoodwriter from United States
If you’re an entrepreneur this is a must listen show. So many inside tips and thought processes behind moving your business forward. Mario does a great job with the guests by asking the right questions at the right time. He and his guests give the information you need to grow your business and leadership skills.
- What a show!!October 26, 2019 by CWLuecke from United States
Man, do I love interviews with world-changers! Mario does an excellent job gathering the cream of the crop for his show and giving insightful interviews. Check it out!
- Loved it!October 25, 2019 by Seodrigo from United States
This interview was very enjoyable. Mario brought on a wise guest by the name of Michael Lauria. I loved the interview and Michael's perspective on the topic. He had wonderful insights and around min 31, he hit something very profound. Excited to share what I learned today with others. Way to go!
- Great listenOctober 25, 2019 by trinity3712 from United States
Good listen. Great range of guests and topics. Something here is you keep listening will help you in many areas of life and leadership b
- Great Knowledge!October 18, 2019 by Jon Vroman FRD from United States
Great show Mario! So much valuable information in one episode!
- Excellent show, very imformative!October 5, 2019 by Shaolin Soprano from United States
Mario loving the podcast bro, great content, immense value. Enjoying these interviews!!!
- Helpful Information!October 4, 2019 by The Medicare Nation from United States
Love the valuable information on these episodes! Lots of tips & tricks for every Entrepreneur to use. Kudos Mario! Diane Daniels Host of Medicare Nation
- Love Mario’s AttitudeSeptember 12, 2019 by marisaimon from United States
Mario’s heart shines through his interviews, making these fun and positive, and the people he brings on offer such a wealth of knowledge.
- Lots of Great Info!September 6, 2019 by DarlajPowell from United States
Mario provides lots of great info and advice in this 7 day a week show.
- Great Content!August 31, 2019 by LanceJohnson_ from United States
Mario does a great job of share valuable information that every entrepreneur could use and apply to their journey. Great work! 🙂
- Important information!August 31, 2019 by Allmenow from United States
Very engaging information. Mario draws out experiences and knowledge from his guests. Loved the show!
- Difference-MakerAugust 21, 2019 by Unlimited Beliefs from United States
Mario is a master at bringing out, shining a light on, and internalizing the difference-making mindset. His knowledge and experience and mission enable him to synthesize information into diamonds for all of us! What you want is accessible by taking in this show!
- Excellent InformationAugust 21, 2019 by Stallion golf from United States
Great advice and information with a wonderful blend of topics! Loved the episode with the british healthcare professional and the ideas shared on how to make the industry better.
- Motivating and valuable informationAugust 16, 2019 by Calvin Javier from United States
Great insight on mindset from business leaders and entrepreneurs making things happen. Definitely worth your attention. Will be listening and learning more!
- Good informationAugust 2, 2019 by FIRE NATION! from United States
Engaging interview with a british health pro, I was surprised to hear the similarties and the application she has for making healthcare better
- GreatnessAugust 2, 2019 by MiaSportFanatic from United States
Have had the chance to listen to one show so far but man, we should be paying for this information. Lots of greatness. Thanks for the heart to serve.
- Listen to the experts - and thrive!July 28, 2019 by The Marketing Book Podcast from United States
There's a lot of advice out there these days but, sadly, a lot (and I mean a LOT) of is from people with little to no expertise. That's not the case with this gem of a show. Listen to what the experts say and profit from the experience!
- Show is amazing!July 26, 2019 by BestMorningRoutineEver from United States
I love learning about mindset and how to master my thoughts. This show provide the tools!
- Great show!July 19, 2019 by Jefferson_79 from United States
Great information for all businesses.
- Good value!July 12, 2019 by Audrey purplele from United States
Great information that applies to any business! I really felt he provided value for my time.
- Interesting TopicJuly 6, 2019 by Real Estate Journeys Podcast from United States
Interesting topic. Great interviews. Keep up the hard work!
- Helpful Advice from ExpertsJune 14, 2019 by ichuck2 from United States
Mario talks to experts in a wide range of subject matters and asks good questions to pull out helpful advice.
- What a great show!June 14, 2019 by Christopher List from United States
Mario really brings out the best in his guests. The police dog trainer had such a great story. Can’t wait to hear more!
- Great!!!June 11, 2019 by tommye w-c from United States
Great podcast, awesome guests, incredible host!!!
- Fun & informativeJune 11, 2019 by Saoirse Sky from United States
Some people want something fun, others want something informative. This podcast gives you both!
- Great show!June 10, 2019 by CJThomas6 from United States
Very inspirational show! Appreciate the advice and thoughts shared by the host and his guests!
- Great podcastJune 10, 2019 by Rosie81200 from United States
Great podcast! Love hearing about the guests’ journeys and what they learned from them.
- Never Stop Learning!June 10, 2019 by Terri in Fairhope from United States
Tune in to this great podcast and host! You're probably really good at what you do (top of your game...an Expert Authority), but there is always more to learn...streamline processes and gain more freedom in your life. It's not always about the bottom line. This one is worth a listen!
- Amazing!June 10, 2019 by KatieHBrooks from United States
If you're looking for inspiration, tune in to listen to Mario and his top notch guests. I find that I am always much more motivated after listening to an episode of Expert Authority Effect!
- Wonderful show!June 10, 2019 by @IV-Heather Tieben from United States
Mario is a great host & puts on a wonderful show. The quality of his interview guests and entire production is impeccable, I couldn't recommend Expert Authority Effect more!
- You Will Not Be Disappointed!June 10, 2019 by Composer 1853 from United States
Mario does such a great job of engaging his guests from several different disciplines.
- The hardest working man in PodcastingJune 7, 2019 by EOFire.com from United States
Mario brings the HEAT with real energy and FIRE...don't miss the meteoric rise of this show! ~ John Lee Dumas
- Great interviews and guests!May 31, 2019 by Mel Good Karma from United States
Thanks for hosting such great interview guests. Look forward to hearing more and kudos on so many a week and also videos!
- FantasticMay 31, 2019 by Jason A. Duprat from United States
Awesome podcast, going to be adding this one to my list. Interesting topics with great interviews, good sound quality.
- Enjoying!May 31, 2019 by Slordan from United Kingdom
Enjoy listening to Mario and how he opens up the conversations to ensure it’s as relevant to us as listeners!
- Nice variety and interesting topicsMay 31, 2019 by emjgreen from United States
Love the variety of topics presented here on this show. Looking forward to listening to more of Mario's show.
- Great Content! Great Interviews!May 24, 2019 by No BS Mompreneur from United States
Wow! Really enjoy listening to all these fabulous expert authorities!! Lots of valuable take aways that I can implement into my life. I will continue to listen and share with others!! A+++
- A great addition to build authority and create an impactMay 24, 2019 by Cloris Kylie from United States
A great addition to build authority and create an impact. Also, a different twist on the topic. Engaging. 5 stars!
- Filled with motivation and ideasMay 20, 2019 by Thomas O'Grady, PhD from United States
Mario does a great job interviewing and pulling the stories behind people's stories or success. Good pleasant listen. If you are in a journey of your own, these episodes will give some things to bring into your on life.
- spartancvMay 17, 2019 by spartancv from United States
Great job following your passion, your purpose and creating this podcast to help serve others! Keep up the excellent work.
- This podcast is the bombMay 10, 2019 by Posturedoc from United States
Mario always crushed it, and this podcast is another example of his amazing insights and knowledge!! Great work.
- Wow - love the video show.May 4, 2019 by Thehighenergygirl from United States
Thank you for the encouragement and tips on how to succeed on video and the repurposing idea.
- Motivating and Inspiring!May 4, 2019 by KatyJoyWells from United States
Mario brings such enthusiasm to his shows and his content is fantastic. I’m always learning new things to implement or new ways to grow, thanks Mario!
- What a great show!April 29, 2019 by Gene_HPLN from United States
Awesome podcast! Mario brings great topic, great guests, and it is very easy to listen to. I definitely recommend for anybody interested in business success!
- It's greatApril 10, 2019 by Ian Ryan from United States
Just had a chance to check out your most recent episode appreciate the great insight! Great delivery from the host & can’t wait to dig into future content.
- Love it!April 6, 2019 by Brendan @ Entrepreneurs&Coffee from United States
I love that this interview podcast doesn't feature the same old folks that everybody has on their show. Keep it up, Mario!
- Amazing!!!!March 15, 2019 by Lindsey Russo from United States
This show is so impactful! Hearing from the experts and how they take authority in their space is so amazing. Looking forward to more episodes!
- Learned what I didin't even know I neededMarch 15, 2019 by Camilla-Jean from United States
Great info. I love the Q episode because I get just quic interst snippets that may get me thinking about where my business might go.
- Fabulous Interviews!March 1, 2019 by Life&RelationshipCoach from United States
Mario does a fantastic job interviewing really interesting and successful business people who explain how they got to where they are - tips you won't want to miss when your trying to grow your business! Keep up the great work Mario! Coach Riana Milne
- A+ ShowMarch 1, 2019 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States
I love this show. It's so entertaining and I learn a lot from the interviews. I highly recommend this show if you want to level up his game as an authority.
- Inspiration, transformation, success stories!February 23, 2019 by Chabo101 from United States
The title of this review should just be enough but it is just more than that. Its life lessons, its listening to personal struggles and how they over came those struggles. Love to hear from people that change the world through their struggle and the lessons that i learn from them are just more than amazing. I love this.
- Great interviews!February 22, 2019 by AlyciaDarby.com PodcastManager from United States
These interviews are well done and his guests are prepared to give really specific insights and stratagies... great podcast, Mario!!
- Inspiring story of courageFebruary 16, 2019 by StrongHeart<3 from United States
I love that she found gratitude in her circumstances. lorie is an inspiration
- Powerful!February 15, 2019 by The Food Heals Podcast from United States
Mario's interviews cover a variety of topics and provide great value in all areas of your life! Episode 15 discusses how change is temporary and transformation is permanent which was really powerful for me. I love this message! Thank you!
- Great content!February 15, 2019 by Blakeob85 from United States
Great answers to common questions many entrepreneurs have! Thanks Mario for sharing your and your guests' insight!
- Real Actionable Tactics!February 9, 2019 by MattBMaverick from United States
What I like about Mario's podcast is that he pulls out actionable tactics from his guests that we, the listeners, can actually use. Great show!
- Great Listen!February 8, 2019 by Real Estate Investor from United States
Mario and his guests provide useful techniques to succeed in any business venture. The interview style promotes learning through real life examples of his guests. Great listen!
- Great interviews!February 8, 2019 by Matt B 1818 from United States
Love hearing these interviews and learning from people who are top in their industry. Mario is a great host and is not afraid to share his emotion!
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I love hearing interviews of successful business women and taking away what I can learn from their journey. Mario is a great host! I have enjoyed what I have learned so far. Congrats on the launch of your new podcast!
- Strong, professional, enthusiastic!February 1, 2019 by pm legs from Canada
If you're looking for an interviewer who's going to take you to investigative places to help you be your best you, through your professional life, you'll love listening to Mario!
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3 Expert Authority Insights™ To Apply Now
- Here’s another opportunity. Let’s do it.
- Get paid to do that special unique thing that you were made to do.
- The impact I was making meant way more to me at that moment.
- You can get the things you want to need as well as serve other people to a very high degree.
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[1:15] We thank our sponsor, Acorns
[1:57] Alex’s inspiration to have his own business
- Alex was working as a personal trainer
- Alex had a goal to just sleep in and afford organic groceries
- Alex started one successful website and progressed
[4:34] How Alex’s business started
- Alex was working his job while building one of the first successful websites
- Alex quit his job and got to work
- Their business started to double and made their first few hundreds
[7:47] Alex serves people and help others
- Looking at ways to get both his and other’s needs fulfilled
- Alex genuinely cares about the customer
- Alex genuinely cares about their results and their success
[9:28] Why Alex started a media company
- Alex has the knowledge in the internet space
- Alex has the knowledge in the creative space
- Alex wants to start something that is centered around buying and developing websites
- Alex wants people around him that inspire him
- Alex wants other creative people around him on a day to day basis
[13:04] Why work with other people
- I am the only one that can do this thing as well as I can mentality
- Putting aside that superhero sort of mentality and allowing other people in your space.
- Putting people around you for a variety of reasons that are good at things that you suck at is an excellent way to go.
[17:12] Real recognizes real
- You can get the things you want to need as well as serve other people to a very high degree
[18:18] Why is TikTok Alex’s favorite
- It gives the average person a lot of creative flexibility
- People can go to TikTok and create a video and use music
- People can cut it up, chop it up, mix it up, and publish it
- You get all of these amazing content
[25:08] How to start creating videos
- Have rare, perfect, symbiotic relationship with your partners
- Have the perfect line up
- Have a perfect relationship and marriage between what you know and the partner that’s going to be running most of it
[27:06] Alex’s success story
- A health and wellness site needed testimonials
- A client sent a video talking about what the product has done in her life
- Alex realized that they were doing stuff that matters
[27:06] Another success story of Alex
- A lawyer working a typical law job started to blog
- She goes from zero to 20,000 a month
- She made it all the way doing 45 grand a month on her own with her legal blog
[31:41] Wheel of Whatever
- Where in the world haven’t you been that you’d love to travel to and why?
- There’s something about the rugged way that it’s set up that inspires or at least pushes up that adventure junkie in me
[35:34] Time out to thank sponsor, Acorns
[36:51] Imperfect Action Round
- The fastest path to the cash would be Facebook marketing to a unique product that you made
- The biggest problem prospects have is they get in their head.
- The fastest way to fix it is by taking a ton of action and just progressing
- The best way to maximize customer lifetime value is offer them the first offer they get from you
[42:31] Thanks to our sponsor, Business Book Checklist
[42:46] Let’s take a moment to thank our sponsor, Acorns
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Mario Fachini [0:47]
All right. We have none other than Alex Nerney on today’s episode. And I’m excited to hear from him. He is an author, an entrepreneur, an adventurer, cold brew addict. And he also happens to run a couple multimillion dollar companies with hundreds of thousands of emails and subscribers on his list. I cannot wait for him to share. We’re going to have a lot of fun. We already were. I’m going to bring him up right after we thank our sponsor.
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Mario Fachini [1:33]
Here he is ladies and gentlemen, Alex Nerney. Alex, how are you feeling today?
Alex Nurney [1:37]
I’m doing great. Let’s do this thing.
Mario Fachini [1:39]
I am excited to hear what you have to say because, obviously, you’re successful with your businesses – your multiple businesses and they’re in – a couple are in the same field, a couple are in a different field. And I want to know your take on why aren’t you working a job? Why did you decide to build this empire instead?
Alex Nurney [1:57]
Yes. So it was about 2015, I was working as a personal trainer. And my hours were being traded for dollars. And I was really sick of waking up at 5:00 a.m. I told myself at the beginning if I could just sleep in and I could afford organic groceries, those were the big goals that I set at the time. And and that was the main catalysts that drove me and got me started. I had one successful website and progressed and progressed. But man, that’s where it all begin.
Mario Fachini [2:33]
Well, I love hearing that because I remember years ago myself, I was like, “Man, if I could just get some protein shakes that would be, like, I’ve arrived.” Because those things aren’t cheap. And consistently –
Alex Nurney [2:47]
Yeah. Funny how those little things can drive you forward like that. I mean, for me, it was like those early morning clients. I was just like, “Man, if I could just sleep, how much more healthy and how much more happy would I be?” You can start small.
Mario Fachini [3:02]
That was actually another one of mine. I was working somewhere and starting my company and I’ve been doing it full time since ’08 now. But I was like, “If there’s just one thing I could get and it was control my calendar, I was like, that’s everything.” And it sounds like it was for you too. I got to ask, what’s this if I could just sleep in more? Is that 5:00 a.m. or 6 :00 a.m. for you? Or is that [7:00], [8:00], [9:00] or later?
Alex Nurney [3:28]
Do you mean where it started? Or where I sleep now?
Mario Fachini [3:33]
Yes to both.
Alex Nerney [3:33]
Okay. So where it started, I was waking up, I think, at 430. I learned that really expensive clients that wanted to pay well wanted to me up really early.
Mario Fachini [3:44]
For the personal training?
Alex Nerney [3:46]
For the personal training. Yeah. And then what was worse about that, too, is that you also work nights. You don’t kind of work in the middle of the day as a personal trainer. You might get a few clients here and there. But yeah, so you lost your weekends. You’re training at 4:30 a.m. It’s like you’re going out with friends.
Mario Fachini [4:03]
Yeah. [Unintelligible] [00:04:04] that time.
Alex Nerney [4:05]
Now, there’s no alarm clock. And I typically get up when the sun comes up at about [7:00] here. I get these big windows that we were fighting to get the lighting right in here. But yeah, so that’s my typical wakeup time these days.
Mario Fachini [4:21]
Well, congrats on achieving your goal.
Alex Nerney [4:25]
Thank you. Thank you.
Mario Fachini [4:26]
Now how has it been since then? So you’re saying to 2015, you got the idea and you wanted to switch it around. What were the first couple of years like?
Alex Nurney [4:34]
So the first couple of years were pretty chaotic. They started out as – you know, when you start out a business and you start out for yourself, you are usually still working your job while working on your side business. So all of the time that we had all of the spare hours that we had, were being moved towards our business. And about six months in to building one of the first successful websites I had, we started to get some real traffic and real traction. And we just had to kind of make a decision at that point of if we were going to continue to work our jobs or if we could potentially quit and kind of go all in, and if we had enough savings. At the time, the websites weren’t making any money. They were getting traffic and there were fans there, and people were showing up. And so we just kind of decided that – we were actually on a hike in Washington. And we just had the idea. I was like, “Let’s let’s try it. Let’s do it.” What’s the worst that could happen? We could go back to our jobs after a year. We’d be fine. And so we quit our jobs, sold everything we had, moved into my dad’s house, and got to work. And we would eat eggs and rice every day. People seem to like that story. And I mean every day. We would – because eggs had the protein and the fats and then rice had the carbohydrates. And so we would eat that to save money to reinvest in our business. So that was the first six months. Whenever we did that, we made that commitment. Our business started to double. So we weren’t making any money. First month in January, we make our first few hundred. And then 400, 800, 1,600, all the way progressing up to a 40 grand month. And it was crazy. I had that success on that website and started traveling. And life completely turned around, man. Life was a complete one idea at at that point. And it sounds like it’s only continued to grow since then.
Alex Nerney [6:36]
Yeah. That was just the beginning. And I didn’t know it was going to be the beginning, but it was. Because I started that website. And then once you started a successful one, I was able to see that there was another opportunity here. Where a lot of people are teaching others how to make money online. But we had become successful as health and fitness bloggers. And so we felt like our story would be a little more endearing than most make money online people. Because we had started a separate business. So we started that blog as well. And that blog quickly rose. It rose up to making over 100 grand per month. And then saw another opportunity. We saw that the web development space on YouTube was pretty unfulfilled by anybody who is good at videography. And so me and my best friend partnered in on that as well. And that website is now worth about 1.5 to 2 million right in there. So, yeah, it just – I wouldn’t say naturally progressed, but it did. I didn’t set out to build all these websites, I didn’t set out, again, to be a multi millionaire. I didn’t think that was ever my thought process. It was just like, “Here’s another opportunity. Let’s do it.”
Mario Fachini [7:42]
But you were always looking at ways to serve people and help others.
Alex Nerney [7:47]
I was. I was always looking at ways to get both my needs fulfilled and theirs. I try not to pretend that starting Create A Pro Website or Create and Go was solely out of the goodness of my heart. But I do feel like I do really genuinely care about the customer. And I do genuinely care about their results and their success. And I think when you really do, as a business owner, it always comes back to you. I think the flatter the internet gets, the more information that’s out there, the better people are able to find products and resources that actually work for them. So if you’re the product and resource that actually works for them, it ends up benefiting you. So I believe that’s also one of the things that has led to success.
Mario Fachini [8:35]
Well, I appreciate you for sharing that. And there’s nothing wrong with having your own reasons to do things because, otherwise, they’d never get off the ground. You know, same for me. I didn’t want to have to go to work ever again. And I haven’t since May of ’08 and I’m thankful for that. But I’ve always loved helping people and it’s like, someone asked me on an interview I did, they’re like, “How did you start your company?” And I joke, I go, “Which time? Number one. And number two, it was like, if I could just get paid to have fun, That would be awesome.”
Alex Nurney [9:07]
Yeah. Yeah. Get paid to do that thing that you love to do. That special unique thing that you were made to do.
Mario Fachini [9:15]
That’s exactly it. So I checked out your stuff and I know you’re adding a lot of value. Tell me about your media company now. So you started off doing one thing and the next one. Tell us where it went into now?
Alex Nurney [9:28]
Yeah. So it just progresses. It continually gets crazier and crazier. So we created three separate businesses, essentially – well, two separate ones if you look at them from an LLC standpoint. They both have a lot of success. And I’ve just decided with the knowledge that I have in the internet space and then the knowledge that I have in the creative space as well, that I want to start a media company. And I want to start something that is centered around buying and developing websites, buying and developing YouTube channels. And pairing those two together. A lot of what I see on the internet is that, yes, some will have a good website but not a good YouTube channel. Some will have a good website, but not a good Pinterest. It’s really the combination of all of them together that make them so powerful. And I have a very deep understanding of this because I just been doing it for a while now. And it’s also something that I’m excited about, because actually, last year was probably one of the worst years for me as an entrepreneur. Not from a success standpoint but because I was really alone. Just working on these businesses, building these empires alone in my glass prison up in these apartments. And I was just like, “You know, I want people around me. I want people that inspire me. And I want creative other people around me on a day to day basis.” And so I was like, “You know what? I’m just going to start a media company. I’m going to start something and put a bunch of people I like in there and see what we can build. Shake some things up.”
Mario Fachini [10:57]
Yeah. Because you have to sleep at some point. And you’re incredible with what you can do, just like I am, and a lot of people are, but there’s still that limit of when we got 24 hours in a day. And did you have any hesitation about creating your first team, it sounds like?
Alex Nurney [11:20]
Mario Fachini [11:22]
Why is that?
Alex Nerney [11:23]
It all stemmed from the Superman was a bias where you just think like, “Oh, my gosh. I am the only one that can do this thing as well as I can.” And there might be some truth there until you get proven wrong. I had it happen with a writer. It was actually before I even started these businesses. I was doing some freelance writing. And I outsourced it to a guy. And the first article, I was like, “Oh, this guy’s pretty good.” And then the second article, I was like, “Wow. That’s really on par with what I do.” The third article I got from the guy, “This guy is a better writer than me.” And this is a job that I thought for sure, like, only I could take care of. So sometimes it’s putting aside that superhero sort of mentality and allowing other people in your space.
Mario Fachini [12:16]
Yeah. When you can trust others, it’s very empowering. Because I’m thankful for my team. And there’s no way I could pull this off, my software and my author clients, without them. But at the same point, it’s you have that it’s like, “I don’t want anything to go wrong. So I’ll just keep it here.” But you can never grow if it’s never past you. And I’m always looking for good people who are better than me. Because I know where I want to go with it. You know, like you had the idea. I also had ideas. And I go, “I’m good at the ideas and executing and the sales and the marketing of it. But I don’t really care about a lot of the other pieces.” That’s not a good place to be. Now, when you find the people who love that kind of stuff and they hate the sales and marketing and the frontend stuff, that’s a killer team.
Alex Nurney [13:04]
Absolutely. So the guy who will be, you know, the first kind of hire at, actually, the media team, he’s just unbelievable at SEO. He’s unbelievable at looking at the data, and looking at the numbers, and diving so, so deep into the analytics. And I’ve just haven’t been that deep into it in a while. And so he’s – I’m just trying to surround myself with people. But it’s also more than that. The guy is incredibly charismatic to a point where it’s mind blowing, his charisma. But when you work with that guy every day, you get a little bit of that charisma from him. So I agree, putting people around you for a variety of reasons that are good at things that you suck at is an excellent way to go.
Mario Fachini [13:51]
I’ll never forget. I fired myself. The first time I fired myself, I put on Facebook, I was like, “I’m so upset. I got fired today for my graphic design job.” And this is, like, five, eight years ago or whatever. And everyone’s like, “Oh, no. No.” And there’s a few people that are like, “You don’t have a graphic design job.” And then a few entrepreneur friends were like, “Congrats. Welcome to the table.” I remember my friend, they knew exactly what I was talking about. And it was, you know, I had someone in place but I was still hanging on too much. Now, I’m like, “All right. How can I get rid of this?” And it’s one of the fun things I get to do helping people create courses and books is take their expertise and organize it where someone else can take the information you disseminated and turn it into a tutorial, like you’ve done.
Alex Nurney [14:38]
Yeah .For sure.
Mario Fachini [14:40]
How important do you think it is to be able to – I mean, with your experience with blogs and, especially, the YouTube channel, I mean, we can talk about video if you want. But what has it done for you to be able to take that expertise and put it back out there for others to digest?
Alex Nurney [14:59]
It’s been awesome. I think, the most rewarding – probably by far the most rewarding thing that I’ve done up to this point has been that I was on a trip to New Zealand. It must have been two months ago, almost a little bit more now anytime soon. But we were out there. And I remember like I’m on this amazing trip. It’s just we’re bungee jumping, we are dirt biking, we are on the black sand beaches, beautiful place. And we’re out there and I had a video that I had created for Create and Go get published. And it gets published and I’m sitting there on my phone. I’m reading the comments on this video. You have these long paragraphs of like, “This is so helpful. You haven’t ever seen something so in depth.” And people just sending all this love and the support. And I remember at that time being like, “I am more interested in that than being in New Zealand right now.” Like, the pleasure from being in this cool place was awesome. But the impact I was making meant way more to me at that moment. And it had a really profound effect on me and just how I’m going to view things moving on into the future. But yeah, so I think that answers it.
Mario Fachini [16:20]
It does. And it’s inspiring to hear that because some people think it’s like, “I’ll be successful when I can just do whatever I want. Have unlimited money and just float around.” And, you know, I have ultra-successful people on my show like yourself, and it’s like, I’m trying to think of one that had an answer that wasn’t similar to what you’re saying. And it’s not about the impact. And I’m trying to think if there was one. My team and I need to do a better job screening people. Because I’m personally looking for people like yourself to align with. And truthfully, if I get the least highest any sense that they’re not have a servant’s heart, I’m like, “No. They’re not coming on my platform or show or whatever.” But the people who are, I’ll bend over backwards and put you in front of everyone I know and reach out and contact them for you.
Alex Nurney [17:12]
Yeah. Love that. And it’s the real recognizes real. It’s like the same way when I see other business owners, you can see what they’re in it for. And kind of like you said earlier as well, you know, you can get it, it’s mutual. You can get the things you want to need as well as serve other people to a very high degree. So there’s virtually no reason not to be in my mind.
Mario Fachini [17:37]
I think it’s easier now more than ever.
Alex Nerney [17:40]
I think so.
Mario Fachini [17:42]
I mean, it’s always been possible. But now it’s just a matter of – you know, every time I look and retool our system for the publishing process that I’ve been doing for close to a decade, it’s like it’s getting simpler and simpler as long as you have the idea. And the same thing with websites and video. So I got to ask you because – what’s that song? These are a few of my favorite things. You’re talking websites, tech geek stuff, video. I’m a little familiar. What’s your favorite and why?
Alex Nurney [18:12]
My favorite thing? I have a weird new favorite thing, man. We got to talk about it.
Mario Fachini [18:17]
Go for it.
Alex Nerney [18:18]
It’s actually TikTok. I think in the business world, most people are still a little confused on what it is. I love it. And I want to explain why. I love it because it gives the average person a lot of creative flexibility. They can go in there and they can create a video. They can use music. They can cut it up, chop it up, mix it up, and publish it. And I I’m just a huge fan of power to the creator. So I’m all about like I want more people to have this technology. So you get all of this amazing content. Because there’s some creative person right now out in Iowa that nobody knows about. He’s, like, on some farm. But you give them this technology and then suddenly he can do that. He might not be able to create a YouTube video yet. But he can use that phone. And so I’m super up on that. I’m just the biggest fan of YouTube. I’m on YouTube all day every day. And these are my platforms. And those are a few of my favorite things.
Mario Fachini [19:22]
Have you been to VidSummit yet?
Alex Nerney [19:24]
I have not. No.
Mario Fachini [19:26]
You should join us this fall.
Alex Nerney [19:29]
Is it awesome?
Mario Fachini [19:29]
It was killer. It was very killer when I went last year.
Alex Nerney [19:34]
Mario Fachini [19:35]
And there’s a lot of people like us that you’d be happy to meet and I could introduce you to some of them.
Alex Nurney [19:41]
I’d love that. I’d love that. It is a passion of mine. I come to the point – you talked about accepting the passion that you have. And videography is definitely up there. Videography and just creating. That creation of content and that creativity is is really high up there for me.
Mario Fachini [20:01]
Yeah. It’s so much fun to do. Everyone asked me, you know, “When did you decide you want to start the business?” And I recognized in high school I go, “I was going to either have an expensive hobby or very profitable business.” I chose the latter because I knew I wasn’t going to stop.
Alex Nurney [20:18]
Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. No doubt. We tried to do travel videography for a while, me and my best friend. And we quickly understood that that was probably the most expensive hobby that you’ve ever taken on. It’s just not only you carrying equipment, new film equipment everywhere. You’re traveling. So you’re also got the expense of traveling and staying in new places and stuff. We shot some pretty cool videos. We had a video featured on national television in Peru, which was really fun. But we had to let that one go because of the expenses.
Mario Fachini [20:51]
Now, were you also editing all the video?
Alex Nurney [20:54]
So at that time, that particular project, that was Dale, my best friend. And he is actually a videographer by trade. He was working on the videos.
Mario Fachini [21:06]
Well, it sounds like fun. I mean, if there’s a way you can – did you ever consider monetizing it with, like, sponsors or getting people to cover stuff for you?
Alex Nurney [21:17]
Yeah .We did. It’s just we ran into this issue of the videos kind of took a month to produce in totality. And there were other opportunities right in front of us. So he actually – we started creating Pro Website sort of because of that problem. Because we were like, “Well, we can start this business and we can use this to make money so we can travel.” And then we can travel how we want to travel. Because a lot of the truth of videography, you’re running around filming stuff all day, which is a hell of a lot of fun. But at the same time, it’s not like you get to relax and really enjoy and vibe with a place. So that’s where we ended up on it.
Mario Fachini [21:57]
Yeah. I can relate to that because when I’m speaking at events – like, I just got back from Orlando at Podfest. It’s one thing to be there taking pictures and doing stuff. It’s another thing to not be worried about it and just immerse yourself and connect with people. So I usually like to get to places early, take a bunch of pictures because the scenery is not going to change. And then be fully present for the event. And then get some state chats of some friends and stuff. But it’s different. I remember people always going – you know, I grew up in Detroit, Michigan. And people are like, “Well, I don’t like it here. In the winter, it’s cloudy. It’s snowing. I’m going to move to Florida.” I’m like, “So move. I don’t want anyone here that doesn’t want to be here.” But I go, “You do realize if you’re working a job, the beach is just going to tease you through the window. It’s not the same as being on vacation, right?” “What do you mean?” There’s a big difference when you’re on vacation and nothing’s on your mind. That’s why everyone enjoys it. Not just because you’re in a different venue, if you will.
Alex Nurney [22:55]
It so funny that you’re bringing that up too. Because there’s something that we discovered when we were traveling and working. It was that, you can sort of maintain a business. Like, you can maintain kind of where it’s at if you were traveling. Try and growing that thing on weird Wi Fi in some foreign land, the ideal image of it is way prettier than the actual reality of it. And that can happen a lot. I’ve seen it happen all the time with people. Is that they idealize something. For instance, some people idealize working from home a lot. And while I think it’s great if you have a family and you have other people. If you’re single guy like myself, working from home is really lonely. So it’s like, everybody has these idealizations in their head. And in practicality, they can they can be very different.
Mario Fachini [23:48]
Yeah. It reminds me of that picture where the guy on the sidewalk is looking at the guy in the cargo, “I wish I had a car.” And the guy in the car is looking at the Lamborghini going, “I wish I had that car.” And the guy in the Lambo is looking at the helicopter. And the guy in the helicopter is looking at the plane. And then you see the guy in the balcony looking at the plane that’s in a wheelchair that he says, “I wish I could just leave.”
Alex Nurney [24:13]
Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. The one I saw as well was there’s the big buff guy in the gym. And he’s looking at the skinnier guy. And the skinnier guy is talking to some girl. He’s like, “Man, I wish I was charismatic like that guy.” And that guy is looking at the buff guy and was like, “Man, I wish I was strong like him.” It’s everywhere.
Mario Fachini [24:31]
The grass is greener where you water it.
Alex Nurney [24:34]
I like that. I’ve heard that one.
Mario Fachini [24:36]
Well, I got to ask you a couple more things. And you’re giving a lot of Expert Authority insights here. But what would you say for someone that’s looking to create the YouTube channel or the blog or do any of this? You know, you alluded to there’s all these opportunities, but there were some that were right in front of you. What would you advise for someone who wants to go wider and just take on a bunch of new stuff with what they’re doing. Is it worth it? Or should they just double down on what’s already working?
Alex Nurney [25:08]
I think that can be difficult. Because it really depends on where the person is at. I would say if they – that opportunity was a rare occurrence is what I’ll say. Where we started Create A Pro Website. It was just a rare, perfect, symbiotic relationship where it was like, “I know all this stuff about what Dale needs to create.” Dale is this professional videographer who wants to learn web development . And he’s also charismatic on camera. There’s just so many moving parts to that. That that was just like one of those, “We absolutely have to do this.” And even then, it took us, like, a year and some change before we earned any real money from it. So it was just one of those things that it was the perfect line up. I think unless you have something that just strikes you as like, “Wow. We have to do that.” I would say continue to double down on what you do. Also, with the media company, we started this media company. It’s a perfect relationship and marriage between what I know and the guy that’s going to essentially be running most of it. So that’s what I would say. I think it’s kind of like opportunities in real estate. It’s like you get the best deal when you’re just sitting back and waiting on things. If you’re, like, actively hunting and seeking, that’s when you kind of go down the wrong path. I think that answers it.
Mario Fachini [26:42]
Well, I appreciate that. One of the last things I’m going to ask is, what is your biggest success story?
Alex Nerney [26:50]
So my favorite one – man, there’s a few. I want to do two, if that’s all right.
Mario Fachini [26:56]
Yeah. Please. I’m not about limiting or small mentality here.
Alex Nurney [27:03]
Mario Fachini [27:03]
I might even let you do three if you got them.
Alex Nerney [27:06]
I got a few. I got a few. But there was one, so I ran this health and wellness site. And that’s where we started. It needed testimonials for the website. And so we emailed out and some people send some text testimonials. Were like, “You know what? It would be really great if some people got on video and did this”. Our product target is older, like 45 to 65 year old woman is typically the users of our product because of Pinterest and a variety of other reasons. And this lady named Shauna sent us this video. And I kid you not, me and my business partner – and I won’t talk too much about it because I’ll just break down. It was just, like, 20 seconds in, I was bawling my eyes out. Just talking about what the products have done in her life. And like, “I’m [unintelligible] [00:27:55] now.” That just changed my view on everything. It just changed my view on we’re doing stuff that matters here. Let’s really, really go in on this. She had lost, like, 100 pounds or something like that. Talking about the way her husband looks at her and all those things. So that one struck me deep. The next one that is a really cool one is Almira. She was a lawyer working at a typical law job, hating her life. She starts to blog. She goes from zero to 20,000 a month in record time, probably, in three months with our courses. She was just one of those people struck the perfect niche, struck the perfect hammer on the head, and has made it all the way doing 45 grand a month on her own with her legal blog. Both of those stories are cool for different ways.
Mario Fachini [28:54]
That’s impressive because I found myself that there’s so many people out there that have good ideas like us. And they’re afraid to execute. And it’s not that they don’t want to, don’t know – they’re not emotionally all over the place. It’s not that they don’t have the resources. They just don’t know what steps to take. And the second you empower them with a book, a training a course, a video, or a blog entry, and it’s A, B, C, D, E, F, G, you get success stories like you’re sharing with us.
Alex Nurney [29:27]
It’s so funny that you say that, too. I couldn’t agree more. There are just some people that are just wired like that, that just need to see it. And once they see the vision, it’s just like, 100 percent. And they just go – and out of all of our success stories, those are the people that have gotten to the 30 grand per month, 20 grand per month mark, are the people who are just, like, they’re just all in. You feel their commitment from the get go.
Mario Fachini [29:58]
Yeah. I’ve seen it, too, in various things. And especially with podcasting, it’s how people show up, and how long they’ve been doing the show, how many they put out, what they’re doing with it. And it’s no different than any business. It’s like, you could be doing it for one year and go to the top or do it for ten years and just still be kind of there. And that’s fine if that’s what you want. But where I like to move people from is that confusion state of wherever you are, because maybe you’ve been doing it five years and you’re not completely happy, but you’re thankful for where you’ve been. And it’s just like, how do you get ahead? But there’s the other type words like a strong pass, where you’ve seen him keep doing the same thing over and over and over and over. And always asking what do I do to do the next thing. And then someone tells them and then they don’t do it. And it’s like, a couple years of that, heck, even a couple months, it’s like, “No.” You can get a book for $20 and be better off. That shiny object is #false on that.
Alex Nurney [31:02]
Yeah. Yeah. Those people always seem to have that shiny object syndrome to the max.
Mario Fachini [31:11]
I love books. I started with a lot of mine and that’s why I enjoy doing them. Because, I mean, I remember when I had about five bucks and it cost 399 to ship it. And the book was only a penny or two. And then I took the other dollar for highlighters and just devoured them. Someone gives me a training on something, give me 30 to 60 days, and it’s going to be a done deal.
Alex Nurney [31:39]
Love it. Love that.
Mario Fachini [31:41]
So I love where you’re coming from. I love what you’re sharing. I got one more thing to do here. We call this the Wheel of Whatever. We’re going to spin it and pretend that the question on it. Where in the world haven’t you been that you’d love to travel to and why?
Alex Nurney [31:59]
Ireland – not Ireland. I’m sorry. Iceland really speaks to me right now.
Mario Fachini [32:04]
Why is that?
Alex Nerney [32:06]
There’s something about the rugged way that it’s set up. There’s something about the black sands and the ice and the coldness of it that inspires or at least pushes up that adventure junkie in me that’s like let’s go do that thing. That looks wild. That looks interesting. That one is. That one’s next once once things settle down a little bit.
Mario Fachini [32:39]
That would be a fun place. I have not been there myself either yet.
Alex Nurney [32:43]
Yeah. What about yourself? What’s for you?
Mario Fachini [32:45]
I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. Well, Italy and Greece because I’m Italian. I’m not Greek. Greek just seems nice. And there’s another reason.
Alex Nurney [32:57]
Mario Fachini [32:58]
I believe Atlantis is also it’s either under or is Santorini.
Alex Nurney [33:05]
Okay. All right.
Mario Fachini [33:07]
I’ve always wanted to find Atlantis.
Alex Nerney [33:10]
That’s the life goal?
Mario Fachini [33:11]
And based on the research I’ve done that’s where I currently believe it’s at. So –
Alex Nerney [33:18]
Google history is going to be interesting. You get more deep in the Atlantis searches.
Mario Fachini [33:23]
You know, that wheel of what – I know you like to travel so that’s why I asked you that. But depending on the person, I mean, it’s my show. I can throw an audible. But I’ve asked conspiracy theory stuff or like, do you think dinosaurs exist? How old is the world? Where do you think Atlantis is? Do you think the moon landing was real? And some people are just like – so I’m excited to actually get the things on there and just have it land on something they don’t want and be like, “Hey.” don’t tell them but I’ll let them pick a different one. I’m not going to make anyone feel uncomfortable. But yeah, it’s just interesting. I mean, the world is a big place and we only know so much about it even with all the scholars out there that know everything.
Alex Nurney [34:02]
Yeah. For sure. I think it’s also space is so interesting to me as well. It’s the same deal.
Mario Fachini [34:08]
Oh, we got out there too.
Alex Nerney [34:10]
Man, yeah. I wasn’t that into it. And I had this one professor and his name was Dan Canofic. I sat down in an astronomy class and he just is the biggest nerd, I think, I’ve ever seen in my whole life. But how he lit up about the stars and how big the universe is and everything, it just pulled me in. I was just like, “Man, I think I’m into this too.” And it was something about him and his energy. But – yeah.
Mario Fachini [34:37]
Yeah. When you start thinking globally and universally, problems become a lot smaller. And I find a lot of people are just so microcosm in their own space. It’s like there’s a whole world out there of people you can help.
Alex Nurney [34:54]
Absolutely. I always said we are one alien invasion away from the world coming together, you know.
Mario Fachini [35:00]
It could be.
Alex Nerney [35:02]
If there was some sort of alien invasion out there, I bet we’d all be in together. I bet the human race could put aside its differences for a little while.
Mario Fachini [35:09]
I think people naturally want to be connected. And the bad ones make sure we stay driven apart. But there’s been many times where it’s like everyone does come together and that’s where magic happens.
Alex Nerney [35:25]
Mario Fachini [35:26]
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Mario Fachini [36:48]
Are you ready to take imperfect action?
Alex Nurney [36:50]
All the time. Let’s do it.
Mario Fachini [36:51]
That’s awesome. Sixty second answers. First question, what is the fastest path to the cash?
Alex Nurney [37:00]
The fastest path to the cash would be Facebook marketing to a unique product that you made. Probably something – you could get something like Alibaba. But I imagine it would be something like some sort of course or handbook. Facebook marketing to a webinar to sell your product is the fastest way to get money right now. You’d want to have some expertise on the product, but that would be the fastest.
Mario Fachini [37:28]
So it sounds like you’re saying just pay for the traffic.
Alex Nurney [37:31]
I would say that. If you wanted to fast, absolutely.
Mario Fachini [37:35]
Excellent. Number two, what’s the biggest problem you see your prospects making and the fastest way they can fix it?
Alex Nurney [37:41]
The biggest problem they have is they get in their head. And the fastest way to fix it is by taking a ton of action and just progressing. Understanding that the first actions you take are going to be terrible. And you are not going to be good at it at the beginning, but be okay with that and be okay with looking like an idiot at the beginning. And just trying to get better every day. If you did that, you would solve 99 percent of the problems that you face in your head.
Mario Fachini [38:14]
That’s powerful. And it’s very true. Because you can sit there and bang your head against the wall for a week or just do something and be better than you were the week before.
Alex Nurney [38:24]
Absolutely. Absolutely. I head coach in high school and he was – you know, he had this high pitched voice and he’s like, “The world belongs to the doers.” And he was right.
Mario Fachini [38:39]
Have you ever done voiceover work?
Alex Nurney [38:41]
I ave done a YouTube channel called The Health Nerd where I did a little bit of voice stuff.
Mario Fachini [38:48]
That was pretty good. You kind of totally just switched that right there real quick. And I just pictured a cartoon like.
Alex Nurney [38:53]
He was a cartoon. Maybe we should go for it.
Mario Fachini [38:58]
Number three, what is the best way to maximize customer lifetime value?
Alex Nurney [39:04]
Offer them the first offer they get from you. I mean every offer they get from you should knock out a park. But the first one they get from you, destroy it. If you give them an email opt in, make the best email opt in they’ve ever been. If you sell them a $7 product, go over, over, over, and beyond. If you sell $100 product, make it worth 2,000. And that person will be with you forever.
Mario Fachini [39:33]
You just spit some fire here. That’s solid. Appreciate that. What are a couple books that have helped you?
Alex Nurney [39:42]
The biggest one was The Millionaire Fastlane. The reason why was it just quantified things. It just kind of really broke down like, “Hey, you spent X amount hours in the day. Here’s the time that you waste. Here’s where it’s not going to make you more money.” It just got me tooled in a way to think about how I’m spending my time and how I’m spending my money. And if money is going to come back from that. And it just got me really focused. I love that book. And I met the author too. And he’s a great guy. The next book would be Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon. He talks about ideas are not original. They are formations of multiples. So you take some inspiration from here, take some inspiration from there, take some inspiration from there, you put them together, you kind of have you. And so when you think about content, you’re thinking about creating anything. It’s okay to take inspiration from others. Yeah, that book has saved me multiple times.
Mario Fachini [40:47]
I have not even heard of that book. And I love the title. And I’m personally thankful you shared it with Expert Authority World because I’m going to check that out right now.
Alex Nerney [40:56]
It’s the best coffee table book. It is small. It is a quick read. It might take you three hours to get through. And it can be just mind opening.
Mario Fachini [41:11]
Well, I appreciate everything you’ve shared. Where would you like people to learn more about you?
Alex Nurney [41:15]
You know, right now I’m really working on building the personal YouTube channel. So my name Alex and then last name N-E-R-N-E-Y. I’m working on building that up. We’ve got 500 subscribers on our first months. So I’m pretty excited about that.
Mario Fachini [41:31]
Alex Nerney [41:31]
Yeah. And we have multiple websites and blogs. If you’re interested in blogging, CreateAndGo.com is the place to go. I have a YouTube channel that goes with that. If you’re interested in just building a portfolio website, something yourself Create A Pro Website is great. And yeah, if you follow the YouTube channel, you’ll follow me trying to build this media company, and building out this personal brand and it’s going to be –
Mario Fachini [41:56]
I don’t think you’re trying to build that. I think you already built it. And now you’re just backfilling it with the logistics.
Alex Nurney [42:03]
We’ll see. Yeah. Maybe. Maybe.
Mario Fachini [42:07]
You already did it. You’re just dotting the T’s and crossing the J’s now. Well, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this. And I will make sure those links are on your show notes page on EAInterviews.com. Thank you again, Alex. It’s been an absolute pleasure.
Alex Nerney [42:23]
Thanks so much. All right.
Mario Fachini [42:24]
All right. Expert Authority World, we have another great episode here today. I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a great day and God bless.
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Reaching over $175K per month in income across all his businesses, while living in some of the most beautiful places such as Indonesia, Africa, New Zealand, Ireland and more, Alex is an entrepreneur and adventure junkie living the dream!
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