ROTE 013: Ted Murphy – Leadership, Innovation & Disruption

Gone are the days when you would need to walk into a bank with a suit on and propose your business plan to a stuck up money lender.  Thankfully through the use of the internet, now anyone can start a business and some will be able to turn a profit.

However, if you really want make it big in the online business world you need to have the skill of leadership, while also bringing innovation to your industry and most importantly the ability to disrupt!

These are traits that many of us aspire to have and many of which some of the most successful people in the world possess. It’s also rare when we come across an individual that can successful maintain and control all three of these… but when we do, we usually aren’t surprised by the success and achievements they have already accomplished.

This is exactly what we are going to be talking about in the latest episode of the Rise of the Entrepreneur.

Rise of the Entrepreneur – Episode 13 with Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy at IZEA

Ted Murphy is a serial entrepreneur who does things a bit differently than your average boss or CEO. Instead of just creating multi-million dollar companies and sitting in a corner office of a high rise building where he could be untouchable… he does the complete opposite and puts himself right out there for everyone to see. As a leading expert on everything social media, you may have even seen him on Fox Business, Bloomberg and even on E! Entertainment!

However, it was not all sunshine and flowers for Ted. At one time he was even referred to as “the devil” for his disrupting and industry changing monetization method! Jump forward a few years later and his “crazy ideas” are now common practice for many of the largest celebrities, brands and news outlets in the world.

With six successful companies under his belt, Ted’s biggest accomplish is the success that lies within IZEA, a publicly traded company that deals with everything from paid blogging, sponsored conversations through social media and connecting bloggers, brands and social media users together throughout the world.

Talking Points Discussed in this Episode:

  • How Ted became the Father of Paid Blogging
  • Finding the perfect business for compensation based engagement
  • Building a business around billions of social networking users
  • Showing huge brands like Microsoft & Walmart that social media works
  • IZEA’s global reach and how it’s helped businesses grow
  • The differences between running a private and public company
  • Three great Q&A questions for Ted in the Pit of Fire

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