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Envato CEO: Collis Ta'eed
Envato CEO: Collis Ta’eed

Collis Ta’eed – Our guest this week was recently named one of the Top 10 Richest Bloggers in the World! However, that can be slightly misleading because his company is far from a blog (in fact, just insinuating that he is in the same genre as Perez Hilton makes my skin crawl).  Not only is he an extremely successful on-line business mogul, but his entire blog and business is built around educating the world on-line.  In fact, the company motto is, “Helping people learn and earn online.”

In this episode we discuss what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how you create one of the largest web based businesses in the world, and why on-line education IS the future.

Collis Ta’eed is the CEO of Envato, a company that creates websites that help people from all over the world change the way they earn and learn online. Envato is empowering people with tools and services to develop new skills and make a living. They do this in the creative space with marketplaces and education platforms and materials that help people get creative!

“As long as the scale of your ambition is realistic, there is usually space for niche businesses.”

– Collis Ta’eed

Quotes from Collis:

[shadowbox]”I used to worry about money constantly. At the beginning, it was quite terrifying. But at the end of they day I kept thinking – if the company didn’t succeed, I would just get a job to get out of debt.”

“Go into a business that you understand.”

“For a first time entrepreneur, choosing a business that has a clear revenue path is extremely important.”

“There is a lot of naiveté involved in starting any business. If you really understood how painful climbing a mountain was going to be, you probably wouldn’t do it.”

“I’m quite a generalist.  I’m pretty good at many things but not very good at anything, which helps a lot.  When starting a business, unless you have the money to hire a lot of people, you have to be able to do a lot of things yourself.”

“I knew early on I didn’t like having a boss, so I became a freelancer.  But then I discovered as a freelancer you have many bosses.”[/shadowbox]

What we learn in this episode:

  • How do you become one of the top ten richest bloggers on the planet?
  • What is it like to start an internet business from scratch?
  • What are the keys to making money on-line?
  • What are the best traits for an entrepreneur?


Top 10 Riches Bloggers in the World

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