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About Entrepreneurs On Fire
- Launched in 2012
- Awarded ‘Best of iTunes’
- 3,500+ episodes published
- Over 2 million listens per month
- 100 million+ listens to date
- 80% of listenership in the USA
- Listeners are Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
- USA Today: Kate and John Lee Dumas’ Entrepreneurs On Fire Podcast Ignites Passion for Business, November 2023
- USA Today: Becoming a person of value: The common path to uncommon success, March 2021
- Podcast Magazine Cover: Inside the mind of a podcaster on fire, September 2020
- Forbes: Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs, April 2019
- Forbes: Stuck in a comparison trap? Here’s how to get out, December 2018
- Huffington Post: Finding Your Entrepreneurial Moment With John Lee Dumas, January 2016
- Wall Street Journal: Small Businesses Use Audio to Build Their Brands, November 2015
- Entrepreneur: 4 Strategies the ‘Entrepreneur on Fire’ Used to Build a $250K a Month Podcast, September 2015
- Forbes: How To Podcast For Profit ($2M Sales In Year 2) With Entrepreneur On Fire John Dumas, July 2014
In 2021 Entrepreneurs On Fire was invited to be one of five founding podcasts in the HubSpot Podcast Network. The Network now boasts over 20 of the top business podcasts, including Duct Tape Marketing, Business Made Simple, The Goal Digger Podcast, and Online Marketing Made Easy.
An Idea Was Born
John came up with the idea to launch a daily podcast interviewing today’s most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs when he realized no one else was doing it.
All of his favorite podcasts – ones that shared interviews with individuals who were doing amazing things and leading inspiring lives – were once per week, and some of them only once every other week.
As a Commercial Real Estate Broker, John found himself in the car every single day driving back and forth to appointments wishing there was more motivational content available to him on-demand.
That’s when he had his own AH-HA moment and decided that he would be the one to create that content.
The name EOFire, short for “Entrepreneurs On Fire”, was inspired by the late, great Stuart Scott, who was famous not only for being an incredible sportscaster, but also for a phrase he loved and used often: “HE’S ON FIRE!”
Scott would use the term in reference to a player who was on such a roll that he couldn’t be stopped.
When John heard Scott use the phrase during the 2012 playoffs, he knew it was a perfect fit for his podcast that would share the journeys of entrepreneurs who couldn’t be stopped.
Demographic: Entrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs, Sidepreneurs, & Small Business Owners
Social media stats as of Mar 2021
- 178k followers on Instagram
- 16k followers on Facebook
- 40k followers on EOFire Facebook Page
- 15k followers on LinkedIn
John Lee Dumas, Founder & Host
John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award winning podcast where he interviews Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE 7-days a week. Over the past 10 years JLD has interviewed over 3,500 Entrepreneurs to the tune of over 100 million total listens. Entrepreneurs on Fire generates over 2 million listens a month, 7-figures of annual revenue, and JLD is just getting started!
Kate Erickson, Heartbeat
Kate is the author of the Entrepreneurs On Fire blog and host of Kate’s Take and Ditch Busy. She manages all things community and funnel-related and focuses her time implementing and improving systems behind-the-scenes.
Entrepreneurs On Fire’s Virtual Leaders
- JM, John’s Virtual Assistant
- Jess, Community & Customer Ignitor!
- Tipu, Audio & Video Ninja
Products: Online courses and learning
Paid online courses and learning
Now at over 4,500 members, Podcasters’ Paradise is the #1 Podcasting community in the world for those looking to Create, Grow, and Monetize their own Podcast.
With a private Facebook group, video tutorials that walk through every step of the podcasting journey, email templates and samples documents, and monthly live webinars with JLD, we’ve put everything one needs to Create, Grow, and Monetize their own podcast right here in Paradise.
Free online courses and learning
Your Big Idea: Discover your BIG IDEA in less than an hour!
Free Podcast Course: How to create and launch your own podcast!
Funnel On Fire: How to Create a Funnel that Converts!
The Podcast Masterclass: Learn from JLD how to become a successful podcaster without spending a lot of money or being ‘techie’
Physical Products & Entrepreneurs On Fire Swag
The Freedom Journal: Accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days!
The Mastery Journal: Master productivity, discipline and focus in 100 days!
The Podcast Journal: Idea to launch in 50 days!
Endorsements & Media placements
Company bio & talking points
- About Entrepreneurs On Fire: launched in September 2012
- John Lee Dumas launched Entrepreneurs On Fire with zero podcasting or radio experience and zero online presence
- Entrepreneurs On Fire gets over 1 million listens every single month from over 145 countries
- Entrepreneurs On Fire’s monthly Income Reports: EOFire.com/income
- Over 3000 interviews published to date
- Signed book deal with HarperCollins Leadership, 2021 release: The Common Path to Uncommon Success
Sample questions & topic suggestions
Q. What drives you?
A. I started Entrepreneurs On Fire with the mission of inspiring millions and I continue that mission today. Everything I do here at Entrepreneurs On Fire is for Fire Nation. I want to inspire individuals to live their life on their own terms and help them discover they get to choose their path. I hope through listening to Entrepreneurs On Fire that path is towards Freedom.
Q. How do you accomplish so much?
A. As an officer in the US Army I learned very quickly the importance of discipline, and throughout my journey I’ve also learned that productivity and focus are skills that will help you achieve your biggest goals.
Leveraging what I consider my three greatest skills – productivity, discipline and focus – I’m able to set every day up for great success using the Pomodoro Technique and always remembering Parkinson’s Law: tasks will expand to the time you allot.
Q. What impact has the podcast had on your life?
A. I wake up every single day excited for what’s ahead, and I go to bed every night proud of what I’ve accomplished.
I get to chat with inspiring individuals, connect with some of the leading entrepreneurial minds of our time, and I get to make an impact in others’ lives.
In return, Entrepreneurs On Fire has given me freedom. Freedom to spend my time how I want and with whom I want, freedom to travel the world, and financial freedom that allows me to take my life from success to significance.
To say it has changed my life would be an understatement.
Entrepreneurs On Fire focused
Q. What does John attribute the rapid growth of the podcast to?
A. The rapid growth of Entrepreneurs On Fire originates with my guests.
Every single day a new episode of Entrepreneurs On Fire is being released, and every single day the first email that goes out is notifying our featured guest their interview is live.
In that email, we include a request: that we’d love it if they’d share their interview with their audience.
That means every day Entrepreneurs On Fire is being shared with, and discovered by, a potentially brand new audience.
Q. How did John land so many high-level guests when he was just starting out?
A. Hiring a mentor was integral to my success as a podcaster – it’s one of the first things I did: I found someone who was where I wanted to be, I reached out to her, and I asked if she would be my mentor.
Luckily, Jaime Masters of the Eventual Millionaire said yes, and within a couple of weeks of me hiring her, she told me I had to attend a conference that was taking place in New York City.
I bought a plane ticket and locked in my spot at the conference, and Jaime introduced to me to a lot of really great people, including several of my very first guests, at that conference.
Meeting these folks in person and sharing my passion for the podcast with them (and what was in it for them if they said “yes”) was key to getting those first yes’s.
Q. What’s the most integral first step for someone looking to start their own podcast?
A. First off, make sure the topic you’re going to podcast about is:
1. Something you’re passionate about, and
2. That is going to fill a void in the marketplace
Then, start defining your avatar: your one perfect listener. Once you know who your avatar is, you’re ready to start creating specific content that is going to help solve their biggest pain points.
Q. How do you manage to record a daily podcast?
A. It’s all about batching.
A new episode goes live every single morning at 3:30am EST, but that doesn’t mean that every single day I’m recording a new episode.
Two days per month I schedule 15 back-to-back interviews – through FOCUS (follow one course until success) I’m able to batch an entire month’s worth of episodes in just those two days, leaving the rest of the month open for me to focus on the other goals I have set for myself and for the business.
Q. What are some of the most common themes or lessons you’ve learned from interviewing over 2,500 successful entrepreneurs?
A. There are too many lessons learned to count them all, but one of the greatest commonalities I’ve seen in every guest I’ve interviewed in their ability to set and accomplish goals.
I believe this is what sets successful entrepreneurs apart, and it was my main inspiration for creating The Freedom Journal to help those who struggle with this exact thing.
Q. Who is Fire Nation, exactly?
A. When I was first starting out with Entrepreneurs On Fire I knew I had to differentiate myself and the show from others out there like it. One way I did this was to publish 7 days a week.
But I also saw the importance and power of connection and community. I knew that if I could create a strong connection with my audience, and from that, a community amongst my listeners, that they’d not only feel ownership and a part of something, but they’d also know they aren’t alone on this journey.
So, I built that sense of community one step at a time, and it started with a name: Fire Nation.
Q. How can this membership and community help someone who is looking to start a podcast?
A. Podcasters’ Paradise is your one-stop-shop for all things podcasting. If you’re looking to create, grow and monetize your own podcast, then every resource you need to make it happen is in Paradise.
One of the biggest benefits to joining Paradise – beyond having everything you need in one place – is the community within.
Support, feedback and accountability is so integral to your journey, and within Paradise you have 2,800 other podcasters who are on the same exact path as you are ready and eager to help.
Q. How is this different from other free courses and videos?
A. Podcasters’ Paradise brings everything together in one place, which means your journey from start to finish is covered. Instead of spending hours researching things like equipment, software, and figuring out how to reach out to guests and sponsors you get to focus on creating your podcast.
Q. Who can this help, and how?
A. The Freedom Journal is for someone who is looking for a step-by-step guide to setting and accomplishing their #1 goal in 100 days.
Through daily and nightly accountability, 10-day sprints, and quarterly reviews, The Freedom Journal is your accountability, and it will not let you down.
Q. How did you came up with the idea to create The Freedom Journal?
A. I was inspired to create The Freedom Journal after realizing that the one commonality every one of my guests share is their ability to set and accomplish goals.
I believe this is what sets successful entrepreneurs apart, and so I set out to create a guide for those who needed a little help setting and accomplishing their biggest goals.
Q. What’s one goal you’ve completed that has had a big impact?
A. Launching Entrepreneurs On Fire.
I set the goal to launch Entrepreneurs On Fire back in June 2012, and within 100 days I had launched what is now a top-ranked podcast. Launching Entrepreneurs On Fire was that one big domino for me – once I knocked it over, I created a chain reaction of greatness that is still carried on today.
Q. Who can this help, and how?
A. The Mastery Journal is for someone who is looking to end the day feeling proud of what they’ve accomplished.
Through establishing a morning routine, planning ahead, and completing four focus sessions every single day, mastering productivity, discipline and focus in just 100 days away.
Q. How did you came up with the idea to create The Mastery Journal?
A. The Mastery Journal was inspired by a question that I get every single day: “John, how do you get SO MUCH done?”
Productivity, discipline and focus is my answer, and so I set out to create a step-by-step guide that would help others who struggle in these areas master the three skills I believe can take your business and life to the next level.
Q. What can we expect to learn here?
A. We hold nothing back in our free courses, so when someone claims their spot, they’ll immediately receive a welcome email letting them know exactly what to expect, including an outline with every lesson included within the course.
Throughout every free course we include recommended resources for those looking for done-for-you services, and we also introduce a paid offering we’ve created for those ready to take the next step.
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