An Entrepreneurship Story
I had just entered 8th grade and I decided to start a business. My first store was selling baseball cards and toys from a shelf I had setup in my basement. I would roll back the glass door, invite my friends in and be open for business. In 9th grade, I built my first website and I was hired to build my first paid site the following year. Fast forward 20 years or so and our flagship company is DenimBlog.com -a fashion website that has been visited by over 25 million people. DenimBlog has been an incredible project. Over the past 10 years we have been intensely focused on building a real web business with actual traffic and revenue. We started with just 2 people. Myself and my friend Rehan. And now we have grown that site, hired over 50 people and had 25 million people stop by.
"But we are just getting started"
It has been an incredible experience to see first hand the power of the web. There is so much more to learn about how to reach people and how to produce great work. Our goal with The Studio is to create a place where we can experiment with building new businesses and learn more about how to help people. I have had a lot of a failures, and a few successes as well. I would like to share some of what I have learned with you and continue to learn and grow. Its interesting because if you think about it, even on the last day of our lives we will still probably make mistakes and learn something new. Life is definitely a journey and an adventure.
A Few Business Projects
Built a website that 25 million people visited
Wrote a book about persistence
And then wrote another one about Denim in the same year
And now I am working a third about the true ups and downs of entrepreneurship
Built up a mailing list of 46,500 people
Grew a social media following of 18,200 followers
Built one of the best private entrepreneurship groups on the web
Some Personal Projects and Blessings
Flew around the world (twice)
Visited 30 countries
Worked for 6 months in India at a Microfinance Organization
Worked for 6 months in Bolivia at an orphanage
Worked in Haiti at hospital
Started a small medical non-profit
Spent 8 years learning how to speak fluent Spanish
Helping entrepreneurs grow
I would genuinely like to offer you my assistance with your business and web projects. I would love to be able to take some of the experience that I have learned from my startup and apply it to help you be even more efficient and effective in the work that you are doing. Please check out all our services that we offer to help entrepreneurs grow
I would love to connect
I enjoy connecting with people online. Its been such a positive experience for me over the past number of years. I have met so many incredibly smart people simply through the web. It’s awesome to meet such smart and hard working people and to draw inspiration from them.
Connect with me on Twitter This is my preferred way of meeting people. Feel free to send me a hello.
Or you drop me a line over FB messenger as well.
Or you can read my 228 answers on Quora. Including my most viewed question that over 45,000 people that have seen it. If You Could Only Use 5 Fonts What Would They Be
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