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At Option Alpha we are devoted to empowering traders with simple, powerful tools supported by world-class research and education. For far too long the options industry has been fragmented, lagging, and unnecessarily complex. By developing industry-first automation technology, enhancing data and information accessibility, and nurturing our thriving community at every level, Option Alpha is changing the way people trade options forever. We’re more than just a software company; we’re leading a ...
 
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The most crucial factor to remember for influence-building strategies is serving with integrity. If you're honest and authentic, people will trust you. Once they do, you'll have good working relationships that will eventually build your network of influence. Joshua Rhodes's guest is Josh Elledge, the founder of UpMyInfluence, who helps entrepreneur…
 
Social media is primarily used for interactions, communications, and thread discussions. With the right know-how and creativity, however, it is possible to earn big in social media – like $100k/day big. You may have heard something of the sort before, but now, you’re going to hear it from someone who has made his way to that peak from the ground up…
 
Are you in desperate need of a beginner's guide to SEO? It's your lucky day because in this episode, Brendan Hufford, the Founder of SEO For The Rest Of Us, gives you what you're looking for. What's the most important thing you need to understand with SEO? Brendan says it's the intent. There are real people behind google searches; when people type …
 
What is the key to finding the common paths to uncommon success? John Lee Dumas, the Founder and host of the award-winning show Entrepreneurs on Fire, explains that the key is introspection. You need to dig deep within yourself to answer the question, "What is my big idea?" It's not about imitating someone else's successful launch maneuvers, but be…
 
What is it with the wealthy that they always seem to be making the right money decisions? A lot of life coaches and financial advisors will tell you that it’s more about what they do than who they are, but you’ll be surprised that that isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, the greater part of our psychology about money is hardwired and there is only…
 
Why philanthropy? It might seem like a big question, but you can’t help but ask it if you’ve got someone who’s doing so well in an area that gives them a lot of money and would have given them a lot more, but somehow found it in themselves to walk away and focus on other things. In a previous episode, we saw such a person in Erik Bergman, the onlin…
 
In this one-year episode, Joshua Rhodes’ special guest is the man who pioneered the professional junk hauling industry, Brian Scudamore. Brian is the Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? He is also the Founder of O2E Brands, the parent company that 1-800-GOT-JUNK? now rolls underneath. They reflect on what has been an incredible journey for Brian, starting i…
 
Becoming great doesn’t have to take $50 million, but having that kind of money doesn’t hurt when you’re trying to make a difference in the world. When Erik Bergman made that kind of money before he turned 30, it changed everything for him. But there is one crucial thing that didn’t change about Erik – and that is his passion to help and make an imp…
 
All of us grew up thinking that one can only succeed if they finish their education. However, especially in this day and age, we're seeing a number of successful entrepreneurs breaking the boundaries of tradition. Dylan Ogline is no stranger to that. A high school dropout, Dylan started hustling out of school with twelve businesses in flight under …
 
There are so many roads to wealth to explore, but the amount of information out there can be quite overwhelming to take, leaving many to back out. One of those is options trading, and tackling this financial instrument in this episode for the first time, Joshua Rhodes sits down with a true thought leader in the industry and the founder and CEO of O…
 
No one ever thought of service businesses as sources of passive income before the advent of digital products. Now, it has simply become a matter of taking a video of your service, posting it online, and using that content in a number of things that you can monetize. It takes a little more than that, however, as this interview will show you. In this…
 
What is house hacking? Explore the meaning and discover how you can live for free as real estate property investor and agent, Craig Curelop, recollects his personal and professional experience in the real estate industry with Joshua Rhodes. Buying a house or any real estate property is one of the major decisions a person will make in his life. Not …
 
Accelerator programs have always been regarded as a convenient way to fast-track your success and learn practical business strategies along the way. But on top of your expectations on such programs, what should you do as the learner to maximize results? Joshua Rhodes aims to answer this question by inviting once more Amos Schwartzfarb of Techstars,…
 
Some people are hesitant to start doing business in real estate because they do not have the time to close deals in this market or do not want to put their finances at risk. However, one area of the industry can be taken advantage of in this regard: the wholesale market. Cody Hofhine of Utah Sell Now, LLC joins Joshua Rhodes to discuss how this spe…
 
It’s the new year, and what better way to start your real estate journey than with the right foot forward? Helping you get started in multifamily real estate, Joshua Rhodes invites Mike Giuffre, the founder of Angier Capital. With 17 years of experience, Mike has all these moving pieces, experiences, skills, stories, and tactics under his belt. He …
 
2020 is undeniably not the year we hoped it would be. But rather than dwelling on what could have been, it’s time to start looking forward to the next and make 2021 our best year yet. For many businesses, it is time we start to start planning on maximizing efficiency in the coming year. Joshua Rhodes brings in someone who could help us sort through…
 
Every entrepreneur has a path to their own, and much more so with the dawn of the internet. Some usually establish their own start-ups, but others find excellent ROI in buying other online businesses. Joshua Rhodes interviews Dominic Wells, the Founder of OnFolio, to discuss their unique strategy of acquiring other people's businesses and improving…
 
Today's guest is making over $500,000 a month in peanut butter. A full-blooded entrepreneur, Craig Mount is the Co-founder of Nerdy Nuts, a peanut butter powerhouse that leveraged fun marketing ideas, TikTok, Supreme-inspired drop strategy, and scarcity to scale their tiny operation. Chances are, if you’ve visited the Nerdy Nuts website, they will …
 
Many opportunities are up in the world of commercial real estate, all just waiting to be grabbed. But most investors are afraid of taking risks, particularly during this time of COVID-19. Anna-Marie Allander Lieb of CrowdStreet shares with Joshua Rhodes how crowdfunding can help remedy this hesitation and presents their comprehensive sponsor-invest…
 
Easier said than done, scaling a business is a complicated process that requires some planning, funding, the right systems, staff, processes, technology, and partners. Joining Joshua Rhodes on the show today is Scott Leese, the Founder of Scott Leese Consulting, where he consults anywhere from eight to fifteen businesses at any one time with a focu…
 
Who says you can’t write for a living? In fact, if you’re really good at it and you’re willing to do the hard work, you might just hit six figures doing freelance work. Impossible? Well, you haven’t met Carol Tice yet. From a starving songwriter to becoming a thought leader in the freelance writer’s community, Carol’s journey has been all about gri…
 
Just because you have no idea how to do rehabs and deal with renters doesn’t mean you can’t be an investor. Being an investor does not stop with real estate. In fact, there are so many investment routes that you can go. Known as The Land Geek, Mark Podolsky is all about land investing, having left his job and going full-time as an expert investor i…
 
Ericka Williams is a powerhouse entrepreneur. She's a hustler in every sense of the word. Realizing at a really young age that she didn't want to work for someone else or be stuck in a rat race, she opened a coffee ship in North Carolina right out of college. After a conversation with an apartment painter, her perspective change happens with a flip…
 
Car payments and auto loan debt are some of the costliest expenses many Americans face today. If you are paying more than you should be, then this episode will be a treat for you. Joshua Rhodes sits down with automotive technology entrepreneur Nicholas Hinrichsen, the founder of WithClutch—a technology platform that you can leverage to refinance yo…
 
Do you want the perks of having rental income but don’t want the hassle of having to deal with the headache unwanted tenants? If you do, then an Airbnb business is your best option. Done right, dipping your toes in the short-term rental space may just generate enough income for you to quit your job and do what you want in your life. But you do have…
 
Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show197 There's a lot of research to support the usage of trend indicators as simple risk reduction elements that can be layered onto an existing strategy. The trouble, however, was that in the past investors had to monitor the trend and execute the appropriate trade reversals when the trend changed. With automati…
 
Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show196 Trading short naked puts (i.e. put selling or put writing) can be an effective and profitable options trading strategy. Often the attraction to naked put selling is the ability to collect premium with a margin for error if the stock drops, and have the ability to purchase stock at a discount to the current…
 
The first blog was created in 1994, but back then, it was called a personal homepage. It wasn't until 1997 that the term “weblog” was coined, and, by mid-2000s, started to become mainstream. Now, what used to be just a place to share your thoughts and content has become an indispensable platform that can be monetized for numerous purposes. Joshua R…
 
Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show195 It's well documented that not only do investors classically chase performance, ultimately yielding sub-par performance in pursuit but that they also do not have enough patience to stick with strategies long enough. My hope is that it ends today and you can elevate yourself above all this and objectively lo…
 
Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show194 This week I'm thrilled to welcome back on a very popular guest, Cameron Skinner, to the Option Alpha podcast. Way back on Show 61, Cameron and I talked at length about his consistent and religious process for trading options even though his "day job" as a real estate investor takes the majority of this foc…
 
Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show193 One of the beautiful things about shifting to fully automated trading on the new Option Alpha platform is the ability to finally be able to clone and replicate entire trading strategies using bot templates. Bot templates allow anyone to build a trading strategy and seamlessly share the structure and detail…
 
The average crowdfunding campaign nowadays receives a little under $20,000. But not for this episode’s guest, successfully launching 14 campaigns that have received over a million dollars in funding. Revealing to us his secrets, Joshua Rhodes brings over to the show Narek Vardanyan—the leading authority of crowdfunding and the CEO of The Crowdfundi…
 
Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show192 Back on Show 187 we tackled the top 15 questions we consistently get around options expiration. Today, we're taking a slightly different approach and addressing head-on the 18 biggest questions and concerns traders have around options assignment and exercising, whether on or before expiration itself. Regar…
 
A business owner in the fitness vertical, Jordan Moorhead was trying to purchase his first home and looking for an agent or a realtor that had his best interest at heart. Struggling to find somebody in the area who fit the bill, he decided to pivot his career and fill that void himself. Fast forward a few years, Jordan is a successful real estate a…
 
Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show191 We're all subject to investment biases, often multiple biases working together at the same time trying subconsciously to derail us. And whether we offload the actual order execution and management to an autotrading platform or not, the human element or side of investing still impacts the decisions we make …
 
If you want to make real passive income by doing business online, it is extremely important for you to diversify your income streams. Amazon bestselling author, online teacher, graphic and web designer, entrepreneur, freelancer and mentor, Rob Cubbon takes diversification to the next level by basically being a Jack of all trades in online business.…
 
In a very unpredictable market, how can you position yourself to win and succeed? The doctor of uncertainty, Dr. Richard Smith, has the formula how! As the founder of TradeSmith and RiskSmith, Dr. Richard has helped so many people make more money and take less risk by guiding them on building and managing their portfolio. In this episode, he sits d…
 
Show notes: http://optionalpha.com/show190 One of the most impactful things you can do for your portfolio is add money or capital to it. A consistent and persistent schedule of funding your account, even with small amounts, gives you the added boost that compounds over time. But we all know this already don't we? So why don't we do it, or at least …
 
The desire for success is a double-edged sword – it can either drive us to achieve results or get in the way of peak performance. A lot of times, business leaders put their focus too much on the things that “matter,” and forget the other dimensions that may seem peripheral to business but are actually integral to the business leader’s whole lived e…
 
NEW Beta Site is Live: https://beta.optionalpha.com Today’s show is a massive announcement – we are officially announcing that we have our launch dates set for our new auto-trading platform. Today on the show, we’re going to answer some common questions that we've been getting around the new platform and we're also going to start going through some…
 
One of the many financial goals people have is to retire early. However, why does it seem like the methods involve investing in funds or retirement accounts that lock our money down until we're close at retirement age? Breaking away from the traditional routes, Joshua Rhodes interviews the founder of Money Ripples, host of The Chris Miles Money Sho…
 
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