Michael Brooks is the CEO and founder of goLance, an award-winning online freelance marketplace with more than $82 million in payouts. Today Michael will share his story and how goLance managed to scale without running ads on Facebook or Google. We will also discuss how you can add value to your business by leveraging the offerings of the freelance world. All this and much more, up next.
(02:04) The start as an entrepreneur
(09:40) Commitment and the entrepreneurial mindset
(10:34) Building the first business and its hiring process
(13:55) The next thing: How much longer do I want to work?
(16:38) The importance of trust
(18:37) Scaling a digital business without paid ads
(26:48) The strategy
(29:31) The biggest mistake businesses make when hiring freelancers
(33:51) Where to find out more
(34:30) Rapid fire question round
(34:50) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money?
(35:46) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make?
(37:11) Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why?
(40:32) What is one of your proudest moments?
(42:49) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful?
(43:22) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life?
(45:09) What advice would you give your younger self?
(48:31) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?
(49:04) What makes you happiest?