Outlier On Air | Interviewing Founders, Disruptors, & Mavens

"How far can I push this?"

 

This interview is loaded! Seriously, check out the highlights on this one for a glimpse into the things Brandon Kennington shares with Outlier on Air. Outlier initially wanted to interview Brandon because he was a successful inventor and we felt like he could give valuable insight to creating, patenting, and marketing a new product. However, this interview exceeded our expectations.

 

So, most of us do not hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue like Brandon has, but there are many out there who get married and then buy a puppy together, right? I know I did. Brandon briefly tells us the story of how his successful Porch Potty came to be, but then he gets right down to business. According to Brandon, his greatest accomplishment was creating the system that makes his invention a success. Success is in the system.

 

Highlights:

 

Selling products through catalogs like SkyMall

Automating/Creating and scaling systems

Should you work for a corporation for awhile?

Pricing experiences and strategy

Why you shouldn't be scared of the competition

Patents - Unique explanation and strategy

Provisional patent versus utility patent

MVP -Minimum Viable Product

When to get financing

Cautions against retail

Steps to selling directly to the consumer

Perceived Value

Premium products

Valuing yourself

Cost per acquisition

Product Fulfillment

Is it possible to scale without hiring?

Take Away 

 

Be interested in everything. Anything is possible, if it's not it will be in 6 months! The hardest part is starting, then just keep moving forward.

 

References made by Brandon:

 

The 4-Hour Work Week   by Timothy Ferriss

 

The E-Myth Manager: Why Management Doesn's Work - and What to Do About It   by: Michael E. Gerber

 

ShipWire: Order fulfillment for E-Commerce

 

Amazon Fullfillment

 

Connect With Brandon:

 

Email

PorchPotty.com

DrenchedFitness.com

 

If you enjoy Outlier On Air, please Subscribe & Review on iTunes or Stitcher

 

ARE YOU WANTING TO START YOUR OWN PODCAST? DO WHAT WE DID. JOIN THE COMMUNITY THAT WILL TEACH YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START, GROW AND MONETIZE FROM TOP PERFORMING PODCASTER JOHN LEE DUMAS. CLICK HERE FOR 10% OFF YOUR ONE-TIME ENROLLMENT.

 

Direct download: 106_Brandon_Kennington_Inventions_-_From_Idea_to_Market.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:35pm MST