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We're on a mission. We're going to find and uncover the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Explore their highs, their lows and how they ultimately mastered the game. I'm Martyn Cook and I'm excited to welcome you to the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I'm grateful for you and your time,… read more


#35 - Kelly Vaughn - How to grow when doing e-commerce at Shopify

Kelly Vaughn is a twitter-famous developer, and Founder of The Taproom. Although she started coding at a very young age, Kelly went to college for something totally different: psychology and public health. With her agency she helps Shopify owners achieve their goals by providing solutions for fast-growing businesses. Find all her tips and secrets to improve your online store in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny.

Show notes Kelly Vaughn

  • 00:30 - Introduction Kelly Vaughn
  • 03:05 - Could you paint a word picture about the starting of your entrepreneurial journey?
  • 04:50 - Where did that first coding step took you to?
  • 07:35 - What happened after this first website?
  • 08:50 - How would you apply psychology to e-commerce?
  • 10:45 - What happened after college?
  • 12:15 - What made you complete the transition to shopify?
  • 15:40 - Are you big on Twitter? What is the theme of your account?
  • 17:30 - Did that Twitter account lead to a company you own?
  • 22:15 - How long did you work on CDC?
  • 23:55 - What did you do next?
  • 25:20 - What is the Taproom and what do you do?
  • 26:50 - What niches are your customers usually in?
  • 27:40 - Name three areas that are quick wins for extra profit?
  • 29:25 - What problems do you usually solve?
  • 31:10 - Could you give us some more advice on how to make more money with an e-commerce business?
  • 38:00 - What are the most common mistakes you see?
  • 40:05 - What should a great blog look like?
  • 43:50 - Where people can learn more about the Taproom?
  • 47:00 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits?
  • 48:12 - How do you get into a state of flow?
  • 49:45 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with?
  • 50:39 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school?
  • 53:12 - What books had the biggest impact on your life?
  • 54:51 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start?
  • 56:15 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses?
  • 57:11 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired?
  • 59:18 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h?
  • 01:00:50 - What’s the best advice ever given to you?
  • 01:01:29 - What silly thing people should do more of?
  • 01:02:36 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses?
  • 01:03:28 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it?
  • 01:04:35 - What makes you happiest?
  • 01:05:30 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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