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Brian Moran – Why Get 10k Fans Is Successful

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How Brian Moran Started Making Money With Facebook Ads

I got started in August 2009 when I created Train Baseball. I played college baseball and wanted to use my success in college to help young players, parents, and coaches. After using Facebook to get Train Baseball off the ground, I decided to start Get 10,000 Fans.

Now, both of those sites are booming, and earning far more than I make in my full-time job. Yes, I should have quit a long time ago, but I wanted to give it a year before I left my job, especially after getting married in 2010, I have a wife to take care of. πŸ™‚

I anticipate leaving my job in 2011 and working on my businesses full-time.

Currently, I’m working about 20 hours per week on both businesses, combined.

After starting Get 10,000 Fans, it took me only 2 months to replace my income from my full-time job. In just 8 months, I’ve been able to reach over 30,000 people using Facebook alone.

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Best Business Purchase?

MacBook Pro + iPhone. Facebook Ads. Hiring my brother full-time as soon as he graduated college.

Favourite Business Resource?

OptimizePress because it saves me so much time and money and makes me look like an awesome designer.

Biggest Inspiration?

My dad is really who got me started. He engrained in me the desire to never work for anyone except myself, and I can confidently say, at 24 years old, I will never again take orders from someone else.

Favourite Business Website?

AllFacebook.com

1. What gave you the idea for your business and what motivated you to apply yourself and get it done.

When facebook started really working for Train Baseball, I was showing a mentor of mine everything I was doing and he encouraged me to start a new website based on what I learned. I saw an opening in the market and knew Facebook was a hot topic. The instant results are what kept me working hard at it.

2. Comparing your business from back then to now, what has been the main thing that allowed you to expand your business?

Investing my profits back into my business. I used the income I generated to purchase more advertising, buy more traffic, buy the tools I needed to save more time, hired freelancers to get things done faster, and purchased licenses of products I could sell to generate more customers.

3. Whats the most profitable aspect of your online business, why do you think this is and how can others apply this to what they are doing.

Using Facebook Ads. The amount of leads and new customers that FB Ads brings in keeps my entire business running without me.

4. How Do You Work:

I get home from work around 3pm, hang out with my wife, then check email before dinner and get a few things done. Then I’ll work from 6:00-8:00pm on creating products, networking, etc. I focus only on the things that will bring in money that day or the next so I don’t get distracted or off track.

5. When did you realize you were successful/made it.

After my first product launch in February 2011. I was sitting at work running the launch and before I left for the day, I had made more than my yearly salary. The feeling was something I can barely describe. I knew I had a lot of work to do, but knowing that I had done the work myself and seeing paid off was an awesome feeling.

6. Looking back, what could you of done sooner to of got to that point quicker.

Taken the first action. I had the idea months before I started.

Brian with friends in Spain: Myself, James Dyson, Brian Moran, Aimee Moran & Clement Yeung

7. What should other Internet entrepreneurs reading this be focusing on to expand their own Internet business.

Learn as fast as you can. Study everything. Find someone doing what you want to do, and introduce yourself. Ask them questions. Learn from them. If they are where you want to be, they can help you get there.

8. What do you consider the main differences between those people who have been successful in your industry and those who have failed?

The successful ones don’t get distracted and they know what works They don’t chase after endless opportunities looking for the next dollar. They create valueable products and unrefusable offers.

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Comments

  1. wow..so inspiring..and i really love his Get 10,000 Fans blog..he also provided some useful information about fanpage..and as we know, facebook has been one of the powerful marketing for IM. and he’s doing a great job help IM and boost their sales and people likes on fanpage

  2. Mathias says:

    Wow. This is really inspiring. I actually bought one of his courses a couple of weeks ago, and i must admit, they are awesome. So helpful, and i am currently working on facebook fan pages myself. Thumbs up Brian!

  3. So inspiring as usual. I’ve been thinking of using Facebook ads to attract more customers for a while as i heard that you have the choice to pay per click or per 1000 impression. I think i’m now convinced to proceed. Thanks

  4. Onibalusi Bamidele says:

    Hi Michael,

    It’s great to read another ID post after a long time.

    This interview is inspiring and I’m sure Brian is more than ‘able’ to quit his job if he wants to. It’s amazing how powerful Facebook can be for business – any company not using it is at lost!

    Thanks so much for the interview and have a great day!

    -Onibalusi

  5. ZPTsotetsi says:

    This is really inspiring and motivating. for years now I have been ignoring facebook and didnt know how it be so effective and rewarding. Brian all the best with your ventures

    Just a question Brian, when lot of poeple start businesses to quit their daily jobs and you still working while making more than your daily job, is this bcos of the calculated risk you’re taking or want to be confortable fisrt with what you are generated online?

    • good question. I really wanted to be comfortable giving up the money I’m making during my day job, which I am now. It’s a big deal giving up guaranteed money, no matter where it comes from.

      The only reason I haven’t left yet is now because we’re building a home (another dream coming true) and you need 2 years history being self-employed to get approved for the loan.

      Either way, I’ve learned a lot by sticking it out a little while longer, and it’s really taught me #1 how to delegate and #2 how to be patient when that’s the last thing I want to do πŸ™‚

  6. minka kelly says:

    I enjoyed reading the success stories of Brian Moran. You really able to utilize your skills in the baseball. Of course, the sport have thousands, even millions of fans. Sport is universal. You are very lucky in that position. And, you are smart to move your sports profession become a source of earning money. Thank you.

  7. Michael, I am Brian’s dad. He has told me about you and how much he respects you and your group. Watching Brian come out of college, marry his bride Aimee whom I love and respect, and grow his business and network with people like you has been a unique experience from a father’s perspective. I don’t know how many of your readers are married or have kids, but I can say raising kids is a lot like growing a business. You need good mentors, a strong vision for the end product, the ability to overcome challenges, access to tools/templates, and lots of hard work. My generation of people have worked hard in the traditional sense, yet many have not been able to reach their financial goals after many years of sacrifice and investment. Wanting to be different, I learned early in my twenties from my father to own your own business (even while you have a job at times). It is exciting for me to see young people in the next generation discovering the power of the internet as a business tool…. taking actions and get results… and at the same time meet others of “like mind” (as Brian & Aimee did with you, James and Clement), and traveling the world together. Love your site. Keep up the great work. I hope that all of your readers can learn from Brian’s experience and know that anyone can succeed at anything if they never stop learning…. and they keep their eye on their goals… Congrats to all of you !!! Keep up the great work…

    • Thank you very much for coming to share that with us Tom, that’s very nice of you.

      Brian is one of the sharpest, nicest people I’ve met and I think in that respect, you’d done a great job πŸ˜‰

      Cheers,
      ClΓ©ment

  8. Nick Tart says:

    Congrats on all the success, Brian!

  9. Very nice interview!

    How did Brian get all the fans on Facebook? Paid advertising?

    • Diggy, Facebook Ads and fan page techniques that drives lots of traffic. I have training on everything I did over at the site/fan page. Advertising does over 50% of the fan-getting for me. But remember, it’s not about the fans…it’s about customers πŸ™‚

  10. Your last piece of advice resonated with me the most. It’s that laser beam focus that’s been creating the most value for me.

    It’s easy to jump from one thing to another but value is created by specializing.

    very motivating.

  11. Jyotisman says:

    A great post after a long time. Keep up the good work.

  12. Bingo Ulf says:

    Hi,

    Great that you included a site that is not a meta business. (how to get others making money online). I am more interested seeing how others have build up stuff like Train Baseball.

  13. Very inspiring. I’d like to see more interviews of successful marketing entrepreneurs like this.

  14. fazal mayar says:

    good post, moran has had a lot of success, this is wonderful

  15. Brendon Held says:

    Yip, I stumbled on Brian’s Get 10 000 Fans page a few months ago… and yes, he got me… right then and there… πŸ˜‰

    I immediately watched some of his videos, which I can highly recommed to anyone starting out with a facebook page.

    Well done Brian!

  16. David Edwards says:

    Great Post!… I hit 10,000 fans last week!… ;]

  17. Matthias says:

    Thx for sharing! Brian is a smart guy! Im looking forward to get 10000 fans too:)