If the idea of surrounding yourself with a deeply engaged community who love what you do, buy everything you offer and provide a great sounding board for future ideas is of interest then you’re in for an absolute treat. It’s a nurturing episode 558 of The (12 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
James Tuckerman is best known for launching Anthill Magazine, in 2003, from the spare bedroom of his parent’s home. He was 26 years old. In 2004 and 2005, he was named Best Small Publisher in Australia by Publishers Australia. Not a bad achievement!
Then, in early 2009, he reinvented the Anthill business model, abandoning its print origins in favour of a 100% digital product. (A couple of years ahead of Fairfax and News!). Within six-months Anthill Online was listed by Neilson Online Ratings among the Top 50 Business & Finance websites in Australia. Things are going well!
What few people know is that James made this digital transition on a budget of just $900.
Listen up and discover how he did it …