Why You Should Know Trevor Oldham
For our eighth interview, we had on Trevor Oldham, founder of Podcasting You. Even though he is fresh out of college, Trevor is already a serial entrepreneur. His first venture was a t-shirt dropshipping company, Trevor James Products. After running Trevor James Products, he moved on to start Become The Lion, a top-ranked motivational blog where he accumulated 600,000 followers in less than a year. While running this blog, he started a podcast along with it, where he interviewed extremely successful entrepreneurs.
With his podcast, Trevor interviewed over 60 successful individuals and learned the power of podcasting. He saw that there were successful individuals whom the world needed to know about and hear from. So he created an agency that allows people to speak directly to their ideal audience and share their story and expertise, which allows them to increase their leads, attract new customers, and grow their brand.
Trevor isn’t your typical college grad and has started more businesses than most people do in a lifetime. Trevor has amassed a bunch of knowledge in social media marketing, podcasting, dropshipping, and many other topics. If you are interested in various business models and different strategies to grow businesses, this episode is perfect for you.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn
How to get booked on podcasts within your niche, how to grow your social media accounts to hundreds of thousands, and the best practices when starting a dropshipping business. You will also learn what Trevor thinks is the best business for a young entrepreneur to start and the one piece of advice that he would tell himself if he could’ve started his entrepreneurship journey over again.
BOOKS, RESOURCES, NOTABLE QUOTES
“Someone came to me and asked if I could book them on podcasts, and I thought, ‘Well I booked guests for my own podcast maybe I could book her on podcasts,’ and that’s how my company Podcasting You got started.”
“In the beginning, we were so cheap because I wanted an entry-level way to get testimonials. I didn’t really care how much money I was making at the time I just wanted something that was profitable and showed some promise.”
“I like being reliant on myself to work as many hours as I want, to make as much money as I want… because with a regular job if you work 12 hours a day you’re going to make just as much as if you worked 8 hours that day.”
“When it comes to dropshipping the thing is find a cheap product, don’t pick a brand name, and send it out to influencers to promote you. These don’t have to be massive influencers with 500k followers just someone with 10-20k followers.”
“Entrepreneurship is always going to be a roller coaster. One day you are going to be on top of the world, and some days you will wake up with just one email in your inbox, and it can bring your whole day down. But if you look at it as an opportunity to just learn and grow, it will keep you in that positive mindset as an entrepreneur.”