Aaron Agius is one of the world’s top digital marketers according to Forbes, a regular international speaker, and co-founder of Louder.Online, a global marketing agency that has worked with some of the largest companies in the world to drive traffic, leads and sales.
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[01:05] – Aaron co-founded Louder.Online with his partner ten years ago
[01:31] – He is now married to his co-founder and has two kids and a dog
[01:52] – His wife was in marketing at IBM years ago while Aaron was in IT
[02:30] – Aaron’s area of expertise is in content marketing
[03:07] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: It’s more about how people should approach their search for a marketing agency. The real need is traffic, leads, and sales but people often get hooked on a specific channel
[04:26] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: There were stages in his business where Aaron’s clients didn’t pay their dues (up to tens of thousands of dollars), which destroyed their cash flow. The money owed to them was below the cost of legal fees so they didn’t push cases any more. The total money they wrote off was about $100K
[06:09] – Learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others
[06:39] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: His team created a SaaS tool with pre-click data that’s available to everyone—it’s a success for Aaron’s team and their clients
[08:23] – “The gold is in the data”
[09:12] – “Don’t rely on post-click data”
[09:37]– What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? “It’s knowing that we’re impacting businesses in a really positive way”
[11:02] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Absolutely nothing”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Travel”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “I’m relentless”
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- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – The 4-Hour Work Week – “It came out right when we started our business”
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