Brian D. Evans knew that he had a lot to share with the entrepreneur community and that there were people out there willing to listen to him. So, after being rejected from every publication he pitched to, including Inc., Forbes, and Entrepreneur, he decided to take matters into his own hands and created his own online outlet to showcase his writing: Influencive.

Since that fateful day in late 2015, Brain has grown Influencive from a humble personal blog to a veritable media powerhouse with 1 million monthly readers and an expanding group of contributors that includes some of the biggest names in marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship.

No stranger to personal branding, Brain has been named the #7 top marketing influencer in the world by Forbes and is now regularly approached to write for the very publications that once turned him down. In addition to contributing to Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and The Huffington Post, Brian is an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, startup advisor, and growth hacker.

In today’s episode, Brian discusses how his love for video games helped launch his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16 and how a simple mindset shift led to his eventual success.

Listen in to learn:

  • How to pull your readers in with an attention-grabbing headline
  • Why you shouldn’t wait for others to tell you when you’re ready for the spotlight
  • How a slight change in format can guarantee that your content reaches a larger audience

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Jay Kim is a Hong Kong-based global investor, author and host of the popular podcast, The Jay Kim Show which educates aspiring entrepreneurs and global investors through interviews with top global business leaders. Subscribe via iTunes and feel free to reach out directly to Jay on Twitter @jaykimmer