#Asia The Jay Kim Show: Foundr’s Nathan Chan explains how a side-hustle became big business


Advice? Don’t care what anyone else thinks. Just go ahead and do it

For entrepreneurs across the world, the magazine Foundr Magazine is a a go-to when they need advice and direction.

The best part of the magazine is Founder Nathan Chan’s experience is a real-life example of the type of side-hustle the startup community so often evangelises.

While working at a 9-5 IT, Chan had no media experience — but he did have a US$3,000 credit limit and a goal.

Also Read: Introducing The Jay Kim Show, Asia’s brand new entrepreneurship podcast

After publishing the first issue of Foundr, Chan was able to quit his job one year later and move full-time into building one of top-ranked business magazines in the industry.

Listen as he tells Jay Kim the entire story. Show notes below.

Jay would love to hear from you; join the conversation on Twitter: @jaykimmer.

Links from Today’s Episode

  • Follow Nathan on LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Grab your copy of Foundr Magazine
  • Stop procrastinating and launch your business now with the help of Foundr’s Start Now guide
  • Get inspired by Foundr’s Instagram feed
  • Accelerate your business’s growth with tools, resources, masterminds, and more as part of Foundr Club

Also Read: The Jay Kim Show: Selena Soo on networking for introverts

Detailed Show Notes

  • (2:15) The side-hustle origins of Foundr magazine
  • (6:11) Nathan’s first job working in IT
  • (8:20) On becoming financially literate and facing initial pushback from family members
  • (11:29) Nathan’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: Don’t care what others think; just start
  • (16:57) On Foundr’s early success on Instagram
  • (19:14) Nathan’s favourite Foundr interviews
  • (21:51) The power of dreaming big and channelling your passion
  • (25:51) Nathan’s challenge for would-be entrepreneurs
  • (28:05) Connect to the Foundr community and grow your business with Foundr Club

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