$100k at Age 19, Now $1.2 Million From 16 Best Selling Books and New Smart Business App, Brin with CEO Dale Beaumont

Dale Beaumont

In Episode #654, Nathan interviews Dale Beaumont. He’s an award-winning technology entrepreneur, international speaker and author of 16 best-selling books. He started his first business at age 19 and has been building companies ever since. One of those companies is now a multi-million dollar enterprise which enabled Dale to become an investor, philanthropist, and has given him the opportunity to set foot in over 70 countries.

Famous Five:

  • Favorite Book? – The Seven-Day Weekend
  • What CEO do you follow? – Mark Zuckerberg
  • Favorite online tool? — Voxer
  • How many hours of sleep do you get?— 7
  • If you could let your 20-year old self, know one thing, what would it be? – Dale would tell himself to really have fun and just enjoy the journey

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:18 – Nathan introduces Dale to the show
  • 02:00 – Dale’s first book was published in 2001
    • 02:23 – Dale published a total of 16 books and sold 250K copies
    • 02:26 – All of the books that Dale published were on best-seller list in Australia
    • 02:42 – A best-seller book in Australia sells 5K copies on physical bookshelves
  • 02:57 – Dale was 19 when he started his first company
    • 03:05 – One of Dale’s challenges was being so young in business
    • 03:27 – Dale thought that needed to create credibility and the one way to do that was to publish a book
    • 03:45 – Dale’s first book was The World at Your Feet which is a personal development book for teenagers
    • 03:50 – When Dale wrote a press release, it got him on national TV, newspapers and magazines
  • 04:23 – Dale’s first company’s revenue went up after they released his book
    • 04:59 – The book became their launch pad
  • 05:16 – Dale’s first company’s revenue increased to $500K
  • 05:28 – Dale published a series called Secrets Exposed, which has 15 books—he wrote the series in two and half years
    • 05:43 – The books are interviews conducted by Dale
    • 06:16 – All of the books are self-published
    • 06:39 – Dale worked on the series from 2007 to 2009
    • 06:49 – Publishing this series is one of Dale’s most successful ventures
  • 07:10 – In self-publishing, the cost per book goes down when you have 5K copies
    • 07:31 – Dale had a pre-sell for his books
    • 07:48 – Dale also had partnerships with companies, associations and organizations and they pre-purchased his books
  • 08:28 – There was no requirement for the interviewee to purchase a copy of the book
    • 08:38 – When Dale was about to print the copies, he sent messages to people offering a discounted price for bulk orders
    • 08:58 – After 4 books of his series came out, more people approached Dale to be interviewed, so Dale had to set requirements
    • 09:08 – Dale was able to fill out the next 11 books by making people commit to buying 1K copies
    • 09:40 – Brad Sugars is an example of someone who approached Dale
  • 10:21 – Dale started a company called Business Blueprint
    • 11:04 – The company teaches small business owners across Australia and New Zealand how to use technology to improve their business
    • 11:11 – The company started from the ground up and has continued to grow for 7 years now
    • 11:16 – It is doing more than $5M in revenue
    • 11:26 – The company does live events, webinars and membership sites
  • 12:05 – Dale’s goal is to provide business education and support
    • 12:30 – Less than 1% of businesses have a business coach or advisor
    • 12:33 – Dale thought that it would be cool to create a product that would give everyone a chance to have a business advisor
    • 12:46 – Dale started to build the world’s first AI business advisor and his name is BRiN
    • 12:54 – “BRiN is like the Siri for business”
    • 12:56 – BriN is a smartphone app and is currently on free download in iOs and Android
  • 13:50 – Dale shares the benefit of using BRiN rather than searching your business questions through Google
  • 14:21 – BRiN has had 21K downloads in the past 6 months with 4K weekly users
  • 15:00 – BRiN, overall, has had 164K user sessions
  • 16:10 – Dale self-funded BRiN from the funds he got from his previous company
    • 16:20 – Dale has also been approached by different companies who are trying to talk to small business owners
    • 16:39 – BRiN now offers partnership packages
  • 18:52 – The Famous Five

3 Key Points:

  1. One way to “manufacture” credibility is by publishing your own book.
  2. It is good to know that you’re on the right path in business – and business advisors can help guide you on that path.
  3. Work hard, live your life, but make sure you are ENJOYING the journey.

Resources Mentioned:

  • The Top Inbox – The site Nathan uses to schedule emails to be sent later, set reminders in inbox, track opens, and follow-up with email sequences
  • Organifi – The juice was Nathan’s life saver during his trip in Southeast Asia
  • Klipfolio – Track your business performance across all departments for FREE
  • Acuity Scheduling – Nathan uses Acuity to schedule his podcast interviews and appointments
  • Host Gator– The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for the cheapest price possible
  • Audible– Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5-hour drive) to listen to audio books
  • Freshbooks – Nathan doesn’t waste time so he uses Freshbooks to send out invoices and collect his money. Get your free month NOW
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