“You want to have a really great core product before you start branching out, trying other things, trying to perfect your product. Just see if your product will even sell at first. An email list is not going to do you any good if you don’t have a product that sells.”
Today I am joined by my Till Agency co-founders, Ryan Akins and Jesse Morquecho. I have mentioned it before on the podcast, but earlier this year I helped co-found Till, an advertising agency. These guys are a lot of fun and I hope to have them on the podcast more frequently. I’ve actually recorded an episode with them before that I never released. And I didn’t release it, because…well…I’ll dive into that a little in the episode.
We have grown a lot in the past year so we thought we would take some time to review some of the elements that helped us grow quickly. It seemed like a good end of the year episode anyways to reflect a little bit on 2019.
A quick note before we dive in, this is not a proclamation of success. We had a great year, but we are still very much a start-up. This is simply a reflection on what went well this year, which we hope is helpful to you. But, we have a ways to go to get this business to where we want to take it. Christmas and New Year’s fall on Wednesdays this year, which is typically when we release new episodes, so this is the last episode before 2020. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year’s Holiday!
Find It Quickly
- 4:25 – Ryan’s number one factor he believes they grew so quickly
- 6:39 – An important factor in forming this partnership
- 8:31 – Our personalities, skill sets, and how we compliment each other
- 14:40 – Jesse’s number one factor he believes they grew so quickly
- 20:45 – Davey’s number one factor
- 23:25 – Where they envisioned the business a year ago
- 28:42 – Critical step: hiring the team
- 37:34 – Make sure to have those tough conversations
More about Till Agency:
We’re just three guys who came together around a love for funnels, email marketing, analytics, and Facebook advertising. After years of building various businesses on our own, we decided to leverage that experience to build a different kind of ads agency. One that cares as much about our clients’ ‘big picture’ as the ad results we get them. After all, we all built businesses to find freedom and serve the world, right?