Hi, I’m Jon Nastor. I have been starting and running businesses for the past 13 years. My entrepreneurial journey began with multiple businesses offline, but in 2011 I discovered the ‘internet as a business’ and decided that I would never work offline again.
By 2012, I was running a successful software company from my laptop, travelling the world with my wife and daughter, and playing drums in a punk rock band. I had the freedom to work when and where I wanted and had achieved the 4 Hour Work Week, but I had the desire to do something meaningful.
Up until now, I had spent a large portion of my life picking the brains of entrepreneurs that had walked the entrepreneurial path before me and I wanted to share what I had learned — entrepreneurs are not born, they are created through mindset, hard work, and a desire to do meaningful work.
200+ interviews and over 1.2 million downloads later and I want to give you the best hacks. That’s exactly what this book will give you.
I love how the internet has changed mine and my family’s life and I cannot wait to help you start, build, and grow your very online business.
The entrepreneurs and experts you will learn from (plus 40 more inside!)
How to stop struggling with failure, with Seth Godin, best selling author.
It is all about overcoming each obstacle as it hits and not giving up, with Brian Smith, founder of UGG Boots.
Most things in life fail – it’s okay, with James Altucher, entrepreneur and bestselling author.
True success comes from having a ton of failures and then learning from them, with Nellie Akalp, founder of CorpNet.
Entrepreneurs are not born, they’re made, with Landon Ray, founder of OntraPort.
Why you need to become the CEO of your own business, with Brian Clark, cofounder of Rainmaker Digital.
You have to learn to love what you do, versus trying to do what you love, with
Kate Matsudaira, founder of PopForms.
The best way to be wrong, with with Chris Brogan, founder of Owner Media.
Let your challenges become your super powers, with Dominic Johnson-Hill, founder of Plastered Tshirts.
Choosing the path of unpredictability, with Jon Stein, founder of Betterment.
Who should read this book
Are you stuck and don’t know what to do next?
In this book, Jonny will be your personal mastermind, coach, and mentor as he gives your the guidance and kick in the ass you need today.
Do you want to control your destiny?
If you want to design a lifestyle that puts you in control of your time and income, this book is for you.
Do you want to do work that matters?
If you want to work on projects that make a real impact and have meaning to you and others, this book will let you discover your true value.
Want the freedom to travel?
If the idea of working on your business while traveling the world makes you smile, digital entrepreneurship and Hack the Entrepreneur is for you.
1. Getting Started
There are similar obstacles we all face or have faced when getting started in business. Once we’ve broken through and started, we all wish we could’ve started sooner. Now you can.
If right now you are struggling to come up with a great business idea, don’t worry: this section has you covered.
Once you have mastered the initial four sections, you will be ready to find and enjoy true growth. This is where you, your ideas, and your business will grow and scale way beyond you.