In the inaugural episode of The Side Hustle Show podcast, I have Chris Kilbourn as my guest. Chris is one of those guys who started more companies by the time he graduated college than most people will start in their lifetime.
He’s a tremendous entrepreneur, full of hustle, and a perfect guest to kick off the podcast. So young but so wise!
Listen and Learn
- Landing your first customers (and what types of clients to target).
- Building an international business while still in college.
- Outsourcing the outsource-able tasks.
- How running one business can open your eyes to other business opportunities.
- Automating your side hustle business.
- Managing your time to avoid “getting caught up in the busyness rather than the business.”
Links and Resources
- Chelsea Grin – Chris’ metal band
- Monolith Management — Chris’ band management company (inactive)
- TOFU Marketing (inactive)
- The Lifestyle Business Podcast: Rip, Pivot, and Jam
- University Venture Fund
- The Foundry in Salt Lake City
- Neil Patel – QuickSprout.com
Want More Side Hustle Show?
Do you have any questions for Chris? If so, please drop them in the comments below and I’ll make sure he sees them.
Thanks for listening and I’ll see you in Episode 2!
8 thoughts on “1: From Heavy Metal Band to International Marketing CEO, with Chris Kilbourn”
Cheers! Thanks for the mention and congrats on launching your show!
Thanks Dan! Love the LBP, keep up the good work :)
Thanks for the interview, Nick! I’d be happy to answer any questions posted on these comments.
what was the name of the SEO company you hired before you started TOFU?
SEOhaus. They’re just like all of the SEO companies out there that charge low rates for businesses. They do spammy work like directory submissions and social bookmarking that can get your site penalized by Google- in addition to not working. They had great customer service though. Nice guys. It’s time for the small business community to understand what SEO actually is and how to ethically increase their rankings for long lasting results. Because of this ignorance, companies like SEOhaus and countless others can get away with charging for snake oil.
Okay the reason I ask is because i worked for a man who owned Barking Frog SEO in attempt to learn a new trade. unfortunately it was exactly how you described spammy work and never got a real opportunity to learn this skill.
Yeah, a vast majority of SEO companies still do spammy techniques.
We are actually going to be looking for another hire pretty soon here.
I’ll let you know once we begin our hiring process.