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Part 5 – How I Built a Six-Figure Recurring Revenue Business

Troy Dean

Part 5 of Troy’s 5-Series Podcast- How He Went From Unemployable University Dropout to Building a Successful Online Business With Recurring Revenue

I hope you’ve enjoyed my story so far and are inspired to build your own online business with recurring revenue. It really is the holy grail. It gives you predictable cash flow and frees up your time. I would not have been able to write this document without recurring revenue, half-decent processes, and a good team.

I have travelled the world, met hundreds of amazing people online and offline, and had a positive impact on thousands of people through the courses we teach and the software we provide.

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Part 4 – How I Built a Six-Figure Recurring Revenue Business

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Part 4 of Troy’s 5-Series Podcast- How He Went From Unemployable University Dropout to Building a Successful Online Business With Recurring Revenue

So just a quick recap in case you’ve missed the previous podcasts…

  • Barely scraped through high school
  • Dropped out of an arts degree in first year
  • Had a meltdown at age 26 and was highly unemployable
  • Fell into IT contracting and became a voiceover artist
  • Discovered the web
  • Built websites for clients
  • Built a WordPress plug-in
  • Almost lost focus and had another meltdown
  • Took the plunge to focus on my plug-in business full time
  • Produced one mother of a keynote presentation for a speaking gig at a conference

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Part 3 – How I Built a Six-Figure Recurring Revenue Business

Part 3 of Troy's 5-Series Podcast Detailing How He Went From Unemployable University Dropout to Building a Successful Online Business With Recurring Revenue.

Part 3 of Troy’s 5-Series Podcast Detailing How He Went From Unemployable University Dropout to Building a Successful Online Business With Recurring Revenue.

Here’s a quick recap of part 1 and part 2 so far in case you’ve missed anything.

I just scraped through high school, dropped out of university, and found myself unemployed and living in a mouldy flat on my own at the age of 26. I had become highly unemployable and categorically unqualified to do anything. By complete chance I ended up doing voiceovers for commercials on television and radio. I built some websites for my own projects and eventually built some sites for paying clients. Then I discovered WordPress and partnered up with a buddy to launch the Video User Manuals plug-in.

That brings you up to speed.

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Podcast Part 2 – How I Built a Six-Figure Recurring Revenue Business

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Part 2 of Troy’s 5-Series Podcast Detailing How He Went From Unemployable University Dropout to Building a Successful Online Business With Recurring Revenue.

In Part 1, I told you a little about my upbringing and how I ended up in business for myself. I shared with you the moment I hit rock bottom and my chance meeting that became a turning point for me.

Now let me explain why I really need to drive the bus.

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Part 1 – How I Built a Six-Figure Recurring Revenue Business

Boracay, Philippines

How I stopped trading time for money and re-gained my freedom. @TroyDean

In this series of 5 Podcasts, I’m going to show you how I went from unemployable university dropout to building a successful online business with recurring revenue. And I promise, no horse shit.

By the way, the photo above is of Boracay in the Philippines. It regularly gets voted in the top ten best beaches and best islands in the world. I’ve been to Boracay and can vouch for it. It is spectacular.

Okay, let’s get started…

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Episode #100 Troy Dean Interviewed by Jason Resnick

Troy Dean Interviewed by Jason Resnick

Welcome to the WP Elevation Podcast! In honor of our 100th episode we’re doing something unique: I am the interviewee. The tables have been turned and I am being interviewed by our friend and former guest of the show, Jason Resnick of Rezzz.com.

When Jason joined us for his episode, episode #83, he gave my name as his suggested guest. I told him if I were to be interviewed for the WP Elevation Podcast, I’d need him to come back and do the hosting job, and he agreed.

So kick back and tune in to hear Jason and I talk about how WP Elevation came to be, what I do in my free time and much more!

WP Elevation exists because our audience asked for it. @TroyDean

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Episode #99 John Warrillow and Seamus Anthony

Episode #99 John Warrillow and Seamus Anthony

For our 99th episode, we’re covering a very important topic: Recurring Revenue. If you’re like a lot of other business owners and freelancers the only time you get paid is when you’re on a project – you don’t have an ongoing source of income.

Here to share a better business model are John Warrillow and Seamus Anthony. They’re discussing real world experiences on implementing recurring revenue in your business, how to do it and why it’s so important. Listen in for all of that and more on today’s 99th episode of The WP Elevation Podcast!

Most freelancers confuse a job with a business. @JohnWarrillow

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Episode #98 Sarah Pressler

Sarah Pressler

Today on the WP Elevation Podcast, our guest is Sarah Pressler! Sarah is a Texas-based WordPress project manager who is here to share her experience building WordPress websites and custom plugins.

Sarah joins us to discuss the advantages of working in a small team, what she gets out of attending WordCamps, the importance of acknowledging influential role models, and much more on this episode of the WP Elevation Podcast!

Focus on the good. @SarahPressler

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Episode #97 Chris Lema

Chris Lema

On this episode of the WP Elevation Podcast, we’re finally sitting down with Chris Lema. Chris is the chief technology officer and chief strategist at Crowd Favorite, in addition to being a well-known speaker at WordCamps across the globe.

Chris joins us to share his tips on prioritizing duties, how he encourages his employees to stay on board long-term, and why he thinks the WordPress community is so welcoming and accessible. Listen in for all of these insights and more on this episode of the WP Elevation Podcast!

Share everything you know. @ChrisLema

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Episode #96 Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill

On today’s episode of the WP Elevation Podcast, we’re chatting with Rebecca Gill. Rebecca is the founder of Web Savvy Marketing, a digital marketing firm that specializes in SEO-friendly WordPress themes.

Tune in to hear Rebecca detail her journey from ward of the state to accomplished WordPress entrepreneur. She also sheds light on building a successful team, the importance of communicating with clients, her unique business model for WordPress support, and more on episode 96 of the WP Elevation Podcast.

Don't discount yourself. @rebeccagill

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