At one point or another everyone listening to the podcast/reading these show notes, will have seen either an ad on Facebook, Google or the now infamous Tai Lopez video on Youtube talking about making money from the internet.

While we don’t usually share the views of the popular Guru’s on the internet, we firmly believe that everyone should start an online business, or at the very least have a side hustle, that creates an additional revenue stream, to enhance their lives.

In this Inaugural episode of the Laptop Empires Podcast, Bobby & Mike share their views on Why Everyone Should Start an Online business, looking at both the positives and negatives of having an online business in comparison to a Brick and Mortar business. They also share some of the backstories of how Laptop Empires came to be.

“Everyone should START an online business but not everyone should OWN an online business” – Mike Yanda

Welcome to the Laptop Empires podcast hosted by Bobby Hoyt (Millennial Money Man) and Mike Yanda (Red Dirt Marketing Co).

In this twice-weekly podcast, the former Band Director(Bobby) and Attorney(Mike) share cutting-edge strategies for growing an online business. The duo pulls on their experiences building blogs, online communities, and courses to grow businesses for themselves and other business owners.

Every episode is packed with content and actionable strategies presented in a laid back, conversational manner. No topic is too big or small for this no-filter show about making money online and having fun doing it.

Whether you’re a full-time entrepreneur, side hustler, or you’re thinking about joining this crazy online business world, you’ll want to join the Laptop Empires crew each Monday and Thursday and learn how to create an online business that lasts.

In this episode, here is what you’ll discover:

  • Should you build a business without a Brand
  • How The Idea of Laptop Empires came about
  • A little bit on Bobby’s background
  • A number of different ideas for an online business
  • What is The Millennial Advantage, and why you can still start an online business no matter how old you are
  • Why an Online business has the Potential to Change your life
  • Where else can you make a 40,000% ROI
  • The Freedoms granted by an online business
  • The Biggest gift of an online business, The freedom from Paid for Time
  • Why we started Laptop Empires
  • What You Can Expect From Laptop Empires

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  1. Noah Moran on July 11, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for putting all this together. It’s really refreshing to see some internet entrepreneurs that actually provide value and not just talking endlessly about nothing with a bunch of Lamborghinis and bookshelves in the background while trying to get you to click, subscribe, sign up below and you have no clue what you’re even signing up for.

    Got the FB Side Hustle course and love it so far (I’m happy to pay for something when it actually provides value).

    Looking forward to what you all put out next!

    • Team on July 12, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks so much Noah! We, fortunately, don’t have Lambos or bookshelves in our garage haha!

  2. Herbie Moore on January 31, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I’m really looking forward to trying this out. I was a chef and I’m losing the use of my hands. I was sitting on the couch scrolling through Pinterest and what 8 thought was an scam but I’m willing to give it a try and see. Thank you Bobby

  3. Alejandro Lopez on April 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Hi guys!

    I have a question that ‘s been bothering me. The FB Side Hustle Course works for anyone? Specifically, people that are not in the US. I’m from Colombia and I’d love to take the course, but, even though obviously this type of business is majorly online I don’t know if the tips you give to us in the course for getting clients of local businesses and all that works for someone who doesn’t live in US. I mean are those “general” tips? Or for example, could I get US clients even if I’m based in Colombia?

    Hope to hear from you soon.


    • Laptop Empires on May 1, 2019 at 1:02 pm

      Hey there! “Local” for the purposes of our course doesn’t mean local to you. It just means common brick and mortar businesses that people use every day in their local area. You aren’t confined to only working with businesses in your country. For example, Mike works from Texas but has clients on four different continents. Many of the client acquisition strategies we teach are fully online as well.

      Hope that helps! – Bobby

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