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Secret Academy Episode - Yanik Silver

Starting from his one-bedroom apartment and with just a few hundred dollars, Yanik has built multiple 7-figure businesses without funding or taking on debt. His story and businesses have been featured in Forbes, Fox Business News,, USA Today, Wall Street Journal,, MSN Money,, WIRED magazine,, The Boston Globe, Denver Business Journal, and many others. He is the author, co-author or publisher of several best-selling marketing books and tools including Moonlighting on the Internet, Instant Sales Letters® & 34 Rules for Maverick Entrepreneurs. Currently his most important mission is impacting 1,000,000 young entrepreneurs (ages 13-23) to start or grow their business by 2020. Yanik is a highly sought after speaker addressing groups ranging from the prestigious Wharton Business School to international audiences of 3,000+.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • How startups can easily hit the $1 Million mark.
  • Why there is no leverage in consulting.
  • There is a lot of motivation by testing your idea first.
  • Why he chose to leave his father’s successful business to start his own.
  • How to create a fully automated business model.
  • What sales letters are and how they became a 6-figure business in less than 12 months.
  • The power of copywriting in today’s marketing world.
  • How to find a “hook” in copywriting.
  • Why niche marketing is the next big thing.
  • The common secret to growing a $1M product time after time.
  • Why money kills creativity.
  • How being different can really push you forward faster.
  • How to manage and exceed expectations.
  • Why philanthropy is the new face of Entrepreneurship.
  • Is Entrepreneurship for you.
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