FA 001 – Passions and Obstacles

In the first installment of the Foolish Adventure Podcast, Tim Conley and I discuss things like:

  • Why it’s smart to build a business online
  • Tips for picking a business idea
  • What obstacles you might encounter
  • Tips for overcoming obstacles

We also talk about our goals for the show and website.

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  1. Izzy and Tim,

    Thanks for putting this out there. After listening to you both, there is a little of me in both of you; one side of me wants to jump into a business head first and go for it, the other wants to keep my current job, go part time and let it build over time. I am father of 4, veteran, and been in the corporate rat race as well as public sector in I.T. for the past 15 years. I am SO ready to do my own thing that I am bursting at the seams to just leap…my biggest challenge is start up costs and money(this part scares the heck outta me). All I can offer a bank right now is my work ethic, my good name and my desire(working for government doesn’t make you rich). Incidentally, I want to start a home video production business that our area is so devoid of. I have a knack for video as a hobby, and have the I.T. side covered. But getting start up money would be another good topic for you you both to maybe do to help rookies like me.

    Thanks again, great stuff!

  2. Izzy and Tim,

    Thanks for putting this out there. After listening to you both, there is a little of me in both of you; one side of me wants to jump into a business head first and go for it, the other wants to keep my current job, go part time and let it build over time. I am father of 4, veteran, and been in the corporate rat race as well as public sector in I.T. for the past 15 years. I am SO ready to do my own thing that I am bursting at the seams to just leap…my biggest challenge is start up costs and money(this part scares the heck outta me). All I can offer a bank right now is my work ethic, my good name and my desire(working for government doesn’t make you rich). Incidentally, I want to start a home video production business that our area is so devoid of. I have a knack for video as a hobby, and have the I.T. side covered. But getting start up money would be another good topic for you you both to maybe do to help rookies like me.

    Thanks again, great stuff!

  3. Oh my goodness!! I’m just like Tim…completely un-employable since I started a small business, Christmas Decorating in 1992! I’m a homeschooling mom now, but I want to market my crafts, jewelry, papercrafts online and make some $$! I think I’ve been in every direct marketing business available since 1992…there’s a lot of them! Looking forward to this web site and pod casts:)
    Blessings,
    tonyad

  4. Oh my goodness!! I’m just like Tim…completely un-employable since I started a small business, Christmas Decorating in 1992! I’m a homeschooling mom now, but I want to market my crafts, jewelry, papercrafts online and make some $$! I think I’ve been in every direct marketing business available since 1992…there’s a lot of them! Looking forward to this web site and pod casts:)
    Blessings,
    tonyad

  5. I’m looking to viewing this. Why Flash? Sorry to whine but I can view your others videos on the iPad and I was hoping to view this here too.

    1. Hi Lee!

      You can click on the direct link that says “Right click here to download” and that will play it in the iPad. πŸ™‚

  6. I’m looking to viewing this. Why Flash? Sorry to whine but I can view your others videos on the iPad and I was hoping to view this here too.

    1. Hi Lee!

      You can click on the direct link that says “Right click here to download” and that will play it in the iPad. πŸ™‚

  7. great first installment ~ I’m fired up and ready for the adventure for sure. Now to get my ideas down on paper and start thinking about what you’ve said in greater detail. Thanks guys.

  8. great first installment ~ I’m fired up and ready for the adventure for sure. Now to get my ideas down on paper and start thinking about what you’ve said in greater detail. Thanks guys.

  9. I realized as I was 15 minutes into this “show” that the timer said 55 minutes. Are all the shows going to be about an hour and how often do you post a new one. It is easy listening and you both sound like fun guys but I’m trying to evaluate if I have this kind of time to dedicate to listening. I am sitting at the PC looking at the same photo above – so it gets hard to stay focused if you kwim. Could you post a little more about how these episodes will continue, video? length? frequency? Thanks for any more detail. I’ll finish listening tonight when I am less pressed for time….sounds good so far.

    1. Joan — This first show was a little longer than most shows will be. We recorded a few other episodes, and they average about 10-15 minutes each. I think we’ll probably go longer than that every once in a while if a topic needs it.

      I guess the lengths will vary. πŸ™‚

  10. I realized as I was 15 minutes into this “show” that the timer said 55 minutes. Are all the shows going to be about an hour and how often do you post a new one. It is easy listening and you both sound like fun guys but I’m trying to evaluate if I have this kind of time to dedicate to listening. I am sitting at the PC looking at the same photo above – so it gets hard to stay focused if you kwim. Could you post a little more about how these episodes will continue, video? length? frequency? Thanks for any more detail. I’ll finish listening tonight when I am less pressed for time….sounds good so far.

    1. Joan — This first show was a little longer than most shows will be. We recorded a few other episodes, and they average about 10-15 minutes each. I think we’ll probably go longer than that every once in a while if a topic needs it.

      I guess the lengths will vary. πŸ™‚

  11. Hello,
    Started shooting stock video in 2006 while working my full-time medical job in Cat Scan. Fast forward to April 2010 and my job was cut. Fortunate for me I had the video to fall back-on especially since my wife stays home with my two boys. I shoot for iStockphoto and Getty Images. Would love to expand my website to help increase revenue. God is good and I am able to live on my stock earnings. Thank-you for this timely podcast.

  12. Hello,
    Started shooting stock video in 2006 while working my full-time medical job in Cat Scan. Fast forward to April 2010 and my job was cut. Fortunate for me I had the video to fall back-on especially since my wife stays home with my two boys. I shoot for iStockphoto and Getty Images. Would love to expand my website to help increase revenue. God is good and I am able to live on my stock earnings. Thank-you for this timely podcast.

  13. Shane, a great way to get start up capital is to get a couple of clients and have them pay in advance. The other thing is to define exactly how much you NEED to get started. You probably have enough equipment to get going right now. Go find a client and test out your idea before you try to get a loan or quit your job.

  14. Shane, a great way to get start up capital is to get a couple of clients and have them pay in advance. The other thing is to define exactly how much you NEED to get started. You probably have enough equipment to get going right now. Go find a client and test out your idea before you try to get a loan or quit your job.

  15. Love the podcast. Great work guys. Now that I’ve been running two businesses from home, I can never go back to working for somebody else. What a great life! Looking forward to your next installment!

  16. Love the podcast. Great work guys. Now that I’ve been running two businesses from home, I can never go back to working for somebody else. What a great life! Looking forward to your next installment!

  17. You ought to hook up with Robert Kiyosake (Rich Dad Poor Dad books). I think he lives in Phoenix also.

    I like your cavalier attitude towards business. Be fearless! Make “failure” a normal part of your business endeavors and you will eventually win.

  18. You ought to hook up with Robert Kiyosake (Rich Dad Poor Dad books). I think he lives in Phoenix also.

    I like your cavalier attitude towards business. Be fearless! Make “failure” a normal part of your business endeavors and you will eventually win.

  19. This is great, thank you so much for this show. You have sparked my interest, my mind has started working on ideals once again, because before I would get excited about an Ideal and then had no ideal where to start.
    I love it.

  20. This is great, thank you so much for this show. You have sparked my interest, my mind has started working on ideals once again, because before I would get excited about an Ideal and then had no ideal where to start.
    I love it.

  21. OMG!!! Izzy….I remember talking to you and Tim at gangplank about this very topic. I remember Tim’s excellent advice that night coupled with your experiences with izzyvideo.com.

    I’m very glad to see that both of you have decided to do this podcast and I look forward to more information. Just like you suggest about “going viral” and free information, I have forwarded the site onto many friends.

    Please keep up the great work!!

    Terry aka @QueenGeek

    1. Terry — Ha! I guess you kind of saw this thing germinate! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for helping us spread the word.

  22. OMG!!! Izzy….I remember talking to you and Tim at gangplank about this very topic. I remember Tim’s excellent advice that night coupled with your experiences with izzyvideo.com.

    I’m very glad to see that both of you have decided to do this podcast and I look forward to more information. Just like you suggest about “going viral” and free information, I have forwarded the site onto many friends.

    Please keep up the great work!!

    Terry aka @QueenGeek

    1. Terry — Ha! I guess you kind of saw this thing germinate! πŸ™‚

      Thanks for helping us spread the word.

  23. I like to consider myself unemployable, but unfortunately I am employed for the time being πŸ™

    If I ever start hanging out with Tim more hopefully I can change all that.

    Thanks guys

  24. I like to consider myself unemployable, but unfortunately I am employed for the time being πŸ™

    If I ever start hanging out with Tim more hopefully I can change all that.

    Thanks guys

  25. Best wishes with this! It’s a good idea, and I’m looking forward to seeing what develops. I’ll be one of your readers/listeners. Lookin’ forward to it.

    In fact, I’m ready for podcast #2 right now!

    1. Tom – I love the enthusiasm! Thanks!

      We’ve got the first few installments recorded already, so they’ll go up soon. Right now we’re thinking we’ll release new content twice per week: sometimes audio, sometimes video, sometimes text.

      We’re hoping it will be a valuable newsletter to people. πŸ™‚

  26. Best wishes with this! It’s a good idea, and I’m looking forward to seeing what develops. I’ll be one of your readers/listeners. Lookin’ forward to it.

    In fact, I’m ready for podcast #2 right now!

    1. Tom – I love the enthusiasm! Thanks!

      We’ve got the first few installments recorded already, so they’ll go up soon. Right now we’re thinking we’ll release new content twice per week: sometimes audio, sometimes video, sometimes text.

      We’re hoping it will be a valuable newsletter to people. πŸ™‚

  27. Thanks so much for all the info. AND DOING IT ALL FREE! what a great guy.
    I am retired and would love to learn how to sell a product and make some extra money.
    Right now I have some chickens and sell there eggs but it only helps for the cost of feed, which is a big help.
    Don’t get me wrong my hubby is still working but I like my playing money.
    Again thanks and God Bless

  28. Thanks so much for all the info. AND DOING IT ALL FREE! what a great guy.
    I am retired and would love to learn how to sell a product and make some extra money.
    Right now I have some chickens and sell there eggs but it only helps for the cost of feed, which is a big help.
    Don’t get me wrong my hubby is still working but I like my playing money.
    Again thanks and God Bless

  29. Great first episode! I’m looking forward to more.

    I’m actually learning about video through Izzy Video so that my company (Iris Reading), which teaches speed reading classes, can have a web-based courses. available on our website.

    I liked your discussion on time-saving tips to free up your day – very useful. Without being too self-promotional, speed reading is another big way to free up time πŸ˜‰

    Thanks again for the content!

    1. Great idea for a subject. I’m sure there’s lots of content “out there” about that topic, but my guess is that it’s not saturated. You’ll have to let us know if you have any specific questions…

  30. Great first episode! I’m looking forward to more.

    I’m actually learning about video through Izzy Video so that my company (Iris Reading), which teaches speed reading classes, can have a web-based courses. available on our website.

    I liked your discussion on time-saving tips to free up your day – very useful. Without being too self-promotional, speed reading is another big way to free up time πŸ˜‰

    Thanks again for the content!

    1. Great idea for a subject. I’m sure there’s lots of content “out there” about that topic, but my guess is that it’s not saturated. You’ll have to let us know if you have any specific questions…

    1. Craig — You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

      It’s a different model than I’ve done before. Usually I give stuff away for free at the beginning and then turn it into premium later, but with this project, we’re trying something different. Let’s see how it works out…

      Thanks for listening!

    1. Craig — You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

      It’s a different model than I’ve done before. Usually I give stuff away for free at the beginning and then turn it into premium later, but with this project, we’re trying something different. Let’s see how it works out…

      Thanks for listening!

  31. Dear Izzy & Tim,

    im so happy to see this coming up .
    Maybe izzy remembers a skype call from Germany a while ago where we was talking (beside izzyvideo & amember) about how much i liked his.
    Its an great idea and i bet its usefull for alot of us.
    So now that you know that your voice is heard in Germany…talk slowly for the “Krauts” to catch up. πŸ˜‰

    All the best

    Sascha

  32. Dear Izzy & Tim,

    im so happy to see this coming up .
    Maybe izzy remembers a skype call from Germany a while ago where we was talking (beside izzyvideo & amember) about how much i liked his.
    Its an great idea and i bet its usefull for alot of us.
    So now that you know that your voice is heard in Germany…talk slowly for the “Krauts” to catch up. πŸ˜‰

    All the best

    Sascha

  33. I look forward to what you have to offer. I hope your dream comes true for your information to remain free. What a novel dream! Thank you. I know you will provide all you listeners with opportunities to change our lives!
    Thanks so much.

    Charlotte

  34. I look forward to what you have to offer. I hope your dream comes true for your information to remain free. What a novel dream! Thank you. I know you will provide all you listeners with opportunities to change our lives!
    Thanks so much.

    Charlotte

  35. An idea for your program sign-off:

    Best wishes on YOUR next Foolish Adventure.

    Loved the show!! Congrats my friend
    Tami

  36. An idea for your program sign-off:

    Best wishes on YOUR next Foolish Adventure.

    Loved the show!! Congrats my friend
    Tami

  37. Hi Izzy and Tim,
    WOW, I just love this show, in fact, I have just listened to it twice !!! At first I wasn’t sure if it would be of any benifit to me but I am so gald that I have subscribed. My husband will be retiring soon and has concerns about what to do with all that spare time. He has a wealth of knowledge in his industry and this program could just be the ideal solution. I am going to get him to listen to it and hope it gets his brain a buzzing.
    If I could be as bold as to make a suggestion?
    After you choose a “Signing Off” that you are both happy with (hahahaha) , it might be nice to finish off with the same music as you have at the beginning of the show. That way, the show wouldn’t sound like it drops off in space somewhere.

  38. Hi Izzy and Tim,
    WOW, I just love this show, in fact, I have just listened to it twice !!! At first I wasn’t sure if it would be of any benifit to me but I am so gald that I have subscribed. My husband will be retiring soon and has concerns about what to do with all that spare time. He has a wealth of knowledge in his industry and this program could just be the ideal solution. I am going to get him to listen to it and hope it gets his brain a buzzing.
    If I could be as bold as to make a suggestion?
    After you choose a “Signing Off” that you are both happy with (hahahaha) , it might be nice to finish off with the same music as you have at the beginning of the show. That way, the show wouldn’t sound like it drops off in space somewhere.

  39. Irene,
    I’m so glad you enjoyed the show and I hope your husband can find value, too.

    Izzy and I still don’t have a clue how we are going to end the show. Your music at the end idea is a great one.

    Our lesson to everyone is to take action even if you’re not 100% ready, cuz you’ll never get there. Izzy and I have taken our own advice–we just went for it. We’ll do our best to keep improving the show and this website as we go.

    Thanks again.

  40. Irene,
    I’m so glad you enjoyed the show and I hope your husband can find value, too.

    Izzy and I still don’t have a clue how we are going to end the show. Your music at the end idea is a great one.

    Our lesson to everyone is to take action even if you’re not 100% ready, cuz you’ll never get there. Izzy and I have taken our own advice–we just went for it. We’ll do our best to keep improving the show and this website as we go.

    Thanks again.

  41. My husband and I enjoyed every minute of listening to you two guys talk about your passion! We are looking forward to your next podcast. There is so much to learn here. We so appreciate that you are doing this for free. One question I have right off the bat is, “Is there a reason you picked WordPad to start a website? ” I have a blog on blogspot.com and am wondering if there is a particular reason that you would not use blogspot or is it just a preference thing? Is there something inherently different in a ‘blog’ vs. a ‘website’ as far as the hosting of it goes. I think the word ‘hosting’ is correct here. I mean the place where you actually write your content. So…you can see from my comment that you are speaking to at least one person in your audience that is really appreciating the basic ‘How To’ from the beginning !

  42. My husband and I enjoyed every minute of listening to you two guys talk about your passion! We are looking forward to your next podcast. There is so much to learn here. We so appreciate that you are doing this for free. One question I have right off the bat is, “Is there a reason you picked WordPad to start a website? ” I have a blog on blogspot.com and am wondering if there is a particular reason that you would not use blogspot or is it just a preference thing? Is there something inherently different in a ‘blog’ vs. a ‘website’ as far as the hosting of it goes. I think the word ‘hosting’ is correct here. I mean the place where you actually write your content. So…you can see from my comment that you are speaking to at least one person in your audience that is really appreciating the basic ‘How To’ from the beginning !

  43. Hi Izzy and Tim!
    Thank you for starting this! How wonderful!
    I’m so glad to subscribe FA podcast. What a good timing! Just today, I decided not to waste my time on watching tv videos online. I bought a domain name for my business about two months ago but didn’t feel inspire to create the site and start selling my products. Now listening to your show regularly, I hope to get motivated to actually do something. Most of the time, I hear great business success stories and get all pumped up about starting a business, but I get lazy and all the excitement goes away. I hope this time will be different.
    Thank you again!

  44. Hi Izzy and Tim!
    Thank you for starting this! How wonderful!
    I’m so glad to subscribe FA podcast. What a good timing! Just today, I decided not to waste my time on watching tv videos online. I bought a domain name for my business about two months ago but didn’t feel inspire to create the site and start selling my products. Now listening to your show regularly, I hope to get motivated to actually do something. Most of the time, I hear great business success stories and get all pumped up about starting a business, but I get lazy and all the excitement goes away. I hope this time will be different.
    Thank you again!

  45. Thanks Izzy
    I have looking in the internet but your tutorial is wonderful i would like to learn from your website but i do not how to pay the subscription in defferent currency case i live out side the USA please inform me is the subscription fees is it in USA dollars
    and by the way your Kids are very lovely God Protect your Family and Protect Israel

    Regard Adel

  46. Thanks Izzy
    I have looking in the internet but your tutorial is wonderful i would like to learn from your website but i do not how to pay the subscription in defferent currency case i live out side the USA please inform me is the subscription fees is it in USA dollars
    and by the way your Kids are very lovely God Protect your Family and Protect Israel

    Regard Adel

  47. I’m one of Noell’s peeps & love listening to you on PRT so had to come over and see what this was all about. I was very impressed with the podcast and you’ve given me several idea & reinforced ways for me to “run” with a couple that have been marinating in my mind for a while now. You both captured the relaxed friendly banter that I love with Noell’s shows so I learn and am inspired in a relaxed enjoyable way.

    I wish you all the best with this new endeavor & can’t wait to listen to the 2nd show.

    Izzy I was watching a tutorial on my new mac when I was importing photos & the guy’s voice reminded me of yours… though not as good as yours. You have the perfect voice over tone. lol

  48. I’m one of Noell’s peeps & love listening to you on PRT so had to come over and see what this was all about. I was very impressed with the podcast and you’ve given me several idea & reinforced ways for me to “run” with a couple that have been marinating in my mind for a while now. You both captured the relaxed friendly banter that I love with Noell’s shows so I learn and am inspired in a relaxed enjoyable way.

    I wish you all the best with this new endeavor & can’t wait to listen to the 2nd show.

    Izzy I was watching a tutorial on my new mac when I was importing photos & the guy’s voice reminded me of yours… though not as good as yours. You have the perfect voice over tone. lol

  49. Karen,

    One, I think it is awesome that you’re an American living in Turkey. I haven’t been yet.

    Two, we chose WordPress as the content management system for FA for several important reasons. Having our own domain name and website hosting gives us a lot more control than using any free hosted solution. Blogspot is a blogging platform and a good way to get started.

    Here’s what happens with a free solution: you build your site there and you start getting a lot of traffic. Then you want to sell something or have more design control. This means moving over to your own domain name and hosting. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to automatically forward the traffic that is coming to your Blogspot site. All you can do is tell them you moved and provide a link. You’ll lose some traffic due to the move.

    The other is, maybe your free service shuts down tomorrow to never reopen and you can’t access any of your old posts.

    Lastly, there’s branding. Without your own domain name, it is more difficult to build a brand.

    Those are the reasons for having your own hosted website. WordPress just makes it easy to start, build and grow a website without being a techie. And there are 1000s of WordPress developers around the world who can do any tech stuff you need inexpensively.

  50. Karen,

    One, I think it is awesome that you’re an American living in Turkey. I haven’t been yet.

    Two, we chose WordPress as the content management system for FA for several important reasons. Having our own domain name and website hosting gives us a lot more control than using any free hosted solution. Blogspot is a blogging platform and a good way to get started.

    Here’s what happens with a free solution: you build your site there and you start getting a lot of traffic. Then you want to sell something or have more design control. This means moving over to your own domain name and hosting. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to automatically forward the traffic that is coming to your Blogspot site. All you can do is tell them you moved and provide a link. You’ll lose some traffic due to the move.

    The other is, maybe your free service shuts down tomorrow to never reopen and you can’t access any of your old posts.

    Lastly, there’s branding. Without your own domain name, it is more difficult to build a brand.

    Those are the reasons for having your own hosted website. WordPress just makes it easy to start, build and grow a website without being a techie. And there are 1000s of WordPress developers around the world who can do any tech stuff you need inexpensively.

  51. Sunghee,

    There is nothing wrong with being lazy. I think more people should give it a try.

    As for turning your idea into reality, it could be that you’re looking at it as a monumental feat or that you don’t have enough confidence in yourself–maybe a bit of both.

    My advice: Break down starting a business into smaller tasks and remove the emotions you’re feeling. Setting up a website is just a chore that needs to get done. Do it in a simple low-cost way. The goal is to just get it done.

    As for confidence: it won’t kill you and it won’t drain your bank account. The amount it costs to just get those first few chores done is your cost of education. As for feeling foolish, sometimes making a small fool of yourself will unleash the huge confidence hiding inside that leads to your success.

    t

  52. Sunghee,

    There is nothing wrong with being lazy. I think more people should give it a try.

    As for turning your idea into reality, it could be that you’re looking at it as a monumental feat or that you don’t have enough confidence in yourself–maybe a bit of both.

    My advice: Break down starting a business into smaller tasks and remove the emotions you’re feeling. Setting up a website is just a chore that needs to get done. Do it in a simple low-cost way. The goal is to just get it done.

    As for confidence: it won’t kill you and it won’t drain your bank account. The amount it costs to just get those first few chores done is your cost of education. As for feeling foolish, sometimes making a small fool of yourself will unleash the huge confidence hiding inside that leads to your success.

    t

  53. Izzy, you spoke of selecting a business based on our passion. I’m guessing most of us are here because of Izzy Video. Do you offer any sort of affiliate program, or would you give thought to it? I’m so green at video, if I stood in front of a greenscreen I’d disappear. So I’m nowhere near being able to market my skills. But what if I could send people your way? My sister is a scrap-booker and I sent her to your wife’s site yesterday and she signed up.

  54. Izzy, you spoke of selecting a business based on our passion. I’m guessing most of us are here because of Izzy Video. Do you offer any sort of affiliate program, or would you give thought to it? I’m so green at video, if I stood in front of a greenscreen I’d disappear. So I’m nowhere near being able to market my skills. But what if I could send people your way? My sister is a scrap-booker and I sent her to your wife’s site yesterday and she signed up.

  55. Izzy,
    How long can you or anyone keep coming up with new videos on a monthly basis? I ask this because I’m making videos and I wonder when i would be able to stop making them. Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy making these, but I’m thinking about 3 to 4 years down the line. What are your thoughts on longevity?

    Adrian

    1. Adrian — I’m fortunate. The videos I make can be endless because you I can never cover everything related to video. Once I complete the fundamentals, then there’s endless gear and changes in technology.

      I think I could do them as along as I want. πŸ™‚

      For you though — it might make sense to stop at some point, package your videos into separate courses, and then sell them as stand-alone products. It looks like I’ll be doing that at the end of the year with Rolling R’s, for example.

      I hope that helps!

      All the best,

      Izzy

  56. Izzy,
    How long can you or anyone keep coming up with new videos on a monthly basis? I ask this because I’m making videos and I wonder when i would be able to stop making them. Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy making these, but I’m thinking about 3 to 4 years down the line. What are your thoughts on longevity?

    Adrian

    1. Adrian — I’m fortunate. The videos I make can be endless because you I can never cover everything related to video. Once I complete the fundamentals, then there’s endless gear and changes in technology.

      I think I could do them as along as I want. πŸ™‚

      For you though — it might make sense to stop at some point, package your videos into separate courses, and then sell them as stand-alone products. It looks like I’ll be doing that at the end of the year with Rolling R’s, for example.

      I hope that helps!

      All the best,

      Izzy

  57. Congrats on making this happen! Lots of people talk about doing something, but few actually do it (especially when it requires collaboration). Kudos to you both for the accomplishment.

  58. Congrats on making this happen! Lots of people talk about doing something, but few actually do it (especially when it requires collaboration). Kudos to you both for the accomplishment.

  59. Thanks so much for doing this podcast! Your timing is perfect as far as whats going on in my life! I have just decided to try to make money through my passion, which is papercrafting! Don’t worry Izzy, I don’t think the direction I would like to end up in will be competeing with you and your wife’s business although I do find both of you very inspiring! Your show was very thought provoking and inspiring and really makes me feel like my dream might actually be attainable! Thank you so much for doing this! I can’t wait till the next one!

  60. Thanks so much for doing this podcast! Your timing is perfect as far as whats going on in my life! I have just decided to try to make money through my passion, which is papercrafting! Don’t worry Izzy, I don’t think the direction I would like to end up in will be competeing with you and your wife’s business although I do find both of you very inspiring! Your show was very thought provoking and inspiring and really makes me feel like my dream might actually be attainable! Thank you so much for doing this! I can’t wait till the next one!

  61. Guys I cannot thank you enough!!
    I launched my computer components website just over a month ago and I’ve yet to get a single sale. Your podcast has inspired me to keep on at it and the sales will eventually come. The way you both present the information is really fantastic. Keep up the enthusiasm!! I can’t wait for your follow up casts πŸ™‚

  62. Guys I cannot thank you enough!!
    I launched my computer components website just over a month ago and I’ve yet to get a single sale. Your podcast has inspired me to keep on at it and the sales will eventually come. The way you both present the information is really fantastic. Keep up the enthusiasm!! I can’t wait for your follow up casts πŸ™‚

  63. Hi Izzy & Tim,

    Thank you both so much for doing Foolish Adventure! It has really got my mind buzzing! I have been thinking for quite some time that I want to get out of working for other people, but first I want to get into working for myself so I can replace my current income as an IT Business/Systems Analyst (a good, flexible and well-paid job) before giving that up, as I want a relatively seamless transition. Listening your show has given me both the motivation and information to really get started properly on that.
    I heard of it because my fiancΓ©e Allie and I listen to the Paperclipping podcast (she is into scrapbooking big time) when we drive into our nearest major town (we live about 45 minutes drive away) here in New Zealand, and we love that. We especially enjoy the humour you inject into the show, Izzy. Allie heard about Foolish Adventure through that and told me about it. I plan to start up a store (probably more than one, actually) selling digital products (absolutely the way to go, in my opinion, though I see why you guys love the subscription model) and I already have some good ideas on what to sell that would be fairly quick and easy to make using my knowledge/expertise and cheap to sell (I’m going for fairly large numbers of sales at a low cost). You guys are doing a great thing – thank you!

  64. I wish I knew what a RSS feed to an aggregator would entail. Hopefully a future show on RSS what does it mean!!

  65. I am a veteran of about 16 or more Izzy and Tim podcasts I have found two new lifestyle mentors. As others have said they “feel” these guys. Without enamoring any past failures that I may have had becoming an internet buzzillionaire I will indeed pick myself up and brush myself off and tweak my thinking yet again toward success rather than non success. I commit to be a faithful listener and supporter of these teachings of these two successful teachers of a new way of life. THANKS!!!

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