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Welcome to the SocialRay Podcast where we highlight inspiring entrepreneurs and social media influencers who have used social media successfully to build their business and follow their passions. Learn from social media marketing experts, growth hackers, and entrepreneurs who will teach and help you discover the mindsets, strategies, and advice that will help you take your business and life to the next level.

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Cole Hatter - Building Your Dream Life before your Business (Jul 4th, 2018)

In this episode I interviewed Cole Hatter who is a speaker, investor, author, and the organizer of the entrepreneur event Thrive hosted every year.

We chat about how many entrepreneurs focus so much on the money they forget to focus on their dream life.

Cole recommends that you build your dream life and then build a business to support that because if you make enough money but don't have the time to enjoy time with your friends, family, and loved ones, then what is the point of having all the...

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Raymond Ahn - Dropping out of Medical School to Pursue Entrepreneurship (Jun 19th, 2018)

In this episode, my friend Mark Metry who hosts the Humans 2.0 Podcast interviewed me about my journey in leaving medical school to pursue entrepreneurship.

I share my struggles, mindsets, and why I left medical school to do online business and social media.

Even though I didn't have all the answers or know if there was a sure path when I took the leap to leave med school, I just took a chance on myself, trusted in my intuition, and applied myself to learn no matter what it took.

It has been...

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Jeet Banerjee - The Mindset of a Teenage Serial Entrepreneur (Jun 7th, 2018)

In this episode on the SocialRay podcast, I talk with my friend Jeet Banerjee who first started his entrepreneurial ventures as a teenager when his parents wouldn't give him money to use to hangout with his friends so he took matters into his own hands.

As a 17 year old, he founded JB Media Force to build websites for businesses and got clients even though he was rejected many times by older businessmen who didn't take him seriously.

He then moved on from that to found StatFuse which was a we...

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Mark Metry - Earning Six Figures as a Fifteen Year Old (May 16th, 2018)

In this episode I talk with my friend Mark Metry who is a 20 year old entrepreneur and is the CEO of a VR company called VU Dream as well as the host of an iTunes Top Charts podcast Humans 2.0. 

And Mark's entrepreneurial journey began at the young age of 15 years old, when he made the world's number one Minecraft server (a game) with over 10 million users and 10,000 registered premium members. He made over 6 figures with this popular server and was making more money than his teachers were at...

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Andy Nguyen (Founder of Afters Ice Cream)- Uncovering your Superpower (May 9th, 2018)

In this interview, I talk with Andy Nguyen one of the founders of Afters ice cream, known for their unique ice cream flavors and the signature Milky Bun. Andy is a serial entrepreneur who has many different businesses primarily in the food industry.

We talk about Andy's journey into entrepreneurship and the food business and how he wasn't always the business minded person he was today. Quite the opposite, Andy was a rebel, misfit, and got kicked out of school at a young age.

Also as an Asian ...

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Frank Wu - The Building of an International Wireless Phone Company Bezalel (Apr 18th, 2018)

In this episode I talk with Frank Wu, the founder of Bezalel a wireless phone charging company. A Taiwanese immigrant with on prior knowledge of how to start a business, Frank started off on kickstarter and raised over $100,000 on their first time.

Frank sold the wireless phone chargers quickly and soon went international with his products. Now his products are sold in retail stores around the world in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. He shares his journey of expanding from a Kickstarter product to ...

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Tenzotea Founders Steve and Rob - The Rise of a Green Tea Empire (Apr 7th, 2018)

In this episode, I chat with Steve and Robbie who are in their early 20's building a green tea empire called Tenzotea. They source the highest quality grade green tea and matcha from Japan to sell in the US. Now they are featured in over 120 locations and cafes and have established themselves as a popular drink in cafes across Southern California.

With nothing but a vision to start a successful business and follow his heart, Steve left college studying at UCLA and with his friend Robbie woke ...

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Raymond Ahn - How I Grew Over 600,000 Followers on Instagram (Mar 29th, 2018)

My friends Tasha and Vivien, from the Acethegram Podcast and FB group, interviewed me on this episode where I share my experience of having grown over 600,000 followers on Instagram. I talk about the tips, strategies, and advice that I've learned over the years from learning Instagram personally from experience and my own growth. 

I've been able to network with very big names in the social media and entrepreneurship space, and I share how I was able to do that. I share some of the ways and me...

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Zach Benson - Staying at 5 Star Hotels for Free Using Instagram (Mar 26th, 2018)

What if you could just use your Instagram to stay at five star hotels that usually cost $2000 a night for free? This sounds like a dream but it's reality for Zach Benson, a 31 year old entrepreneur who has built his social media agency company, traveled to over 50 countries teaching dance and social media, been on a TV dance show, and has even given a Tedx talk.

But he was not always the confident Zach he is today. He used to struggle pronouncing the letter "R" as a young student from Korea a...

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Shane Gregoire - Building a Six Figure Business at 18 (Mar 21st, 2018)

I talk with Shane Gregoire, a young entrepreneur and sound engineer, who started off at 15 years old putting out youtube tutorial videos of making different types of beats and sounds. Even though in high school his peers would make fun of him at his early videos of being different, weird, or just pointless, Shane kept to his path and passion of doing what he loves of sharing his sound engineering tutorial videos. Now his Youtube channel Rocket Powered Sound has over 50k subscribers, and he ha...

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Collin McLelland - Pursuing your Path in Life (Mar 13th, 2018)

In this episode, I talk with Collin McLelland a serial entrepreneur involved in the social media space, oil industry, and now cryptocurrency field. He left school because he was self-aware that he wasn't living a fulfilling life pursuing what he wanted and instead went and pursued different ventures that were more in align with his gifts and talents. Now he runs several different businesses and is continuing to pursue the fields and businesses that interest him. He is an example of someone li...

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Vince Wang - Building a 7 Figure Ecommerce Business at 19 Years Old (Feb 28th, 2018)

In this episode, I talk with entrepreneur Vince Wang (@vince_wang_ceo) who has built multiple ecommerce stores self-teaching himself online. He has generated over $500k in one month (his best month) from his ecommerce business at 19 years old. But he didn't always start off so well. He came from a difficult background of having gone through his parents' divorce at 15 years old and his family was going through bankruptcy. He was living with his mom and sister with only $24 in their bank accoun...

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Raymond Ahn - My Journey into Entrepreneurship (Feb 21st, 2018)

In this episode, my friend Vipul, the founder of the Know Your Legacy Podcast, interviews me and I share my story of how I got into entrepreneurship. I share how I came from a background in healthcare studying to become a doctor to doing social media and online business. I had no idea where I would end up, but by following my intuition and trusting that there was something out there that was bigger and better for me, I was able to grow over hundreds of thousands of followers, build my ecommer...

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Billionaire PA - Believing in Your Dreams even when Nobody Else Does (Feb 15th, 2018)

In this awesome interview with speaker and author Billionaire PA, we talk about how important it is to believe in yourself and your vision even if nobody else does because at the end of the day, you are the only one who is going to care the most about your vision and make it come to life. Billionaire PA's own story is an inspiring one where he was incarcerated over 15 times before turning 21. But he had a turning point when he was living out of his trunk and reprogrammed his mind with positiv...

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Peter J Bone - Why I Started @achievetheimpossible (980k plus followers) on Instagram (Feb 1st, 2018)

In this episode I talk to Peter J Bone, the founder of the Instagram account @achievetheimpossible, and talk about his journey of having grown almost a million followers on Instagram. He started off with a simple desire, to inspire and empower others to believe they can achieve their dreams, goals, and purpose in life even though it may look or feel impossible. He started off with a simple experience teaching a four year old kid how to write his name though in the eyes of the four year old ki...

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John Chow - $0 to $40k a month through Blogging (Jan 24th, 2018)

In this episode, I talk with og internet marketer and blogger John Chow who was one of the first to start blogging and make money online during the dotcom boom. He had humble beginnings, having grown up in rural China in a small fishing village, and moved to Vancouver with his family at a young age. He learned how to use the Internet, how to write online with his own blog, and has made six figures just by blogging alone. He has gone from making $0 to over $40k a month from his blogging. He is...

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Mark Brazil and Jeff Cole (founders of Ikonick)- Using Instagram and Influencers to Build a Brand (Dec 7th, 2017)

In this episode, I talk with Mark Brazil and Jeff Cole who are the founders of Ikonick, the leader in canvas art print, and share their story of how they were able to build their brand using Instagram and influencers. You might have seen their canvas artwork @ikonick on Instagram which depicts themes of making money, hustling, and staying in the grind. We talk about the founders' backgrounds of how they got into entrepreneurship and what led them on their journey of building their own busines...

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Walid Halty - Building of a Multimillion Dollar Solar Company by Age 22 (Nov 22nd, 2017)

In this episode I talk with entrepreneur Walid Halty who has sold several million dollar generating companies by his early 20's and is now building a multimillion dollar solar company by the name of Dvinci. Having grown up in the projects of Morocco, Walid moved to the States and started his own journey into entrepreneurship and business. He learned the skills and knowledge needed to know how to run a successful business as he took several companies and grew their sales team to generate milli...

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Gil Antolin - Traveling to the Most Luxurious Places using Instagram (Nov 11th, 2017)

In this interview, I talk with social media influencer Gil Antolin who is the founder of the 2 million plus followed Instagram page @luxuryworldtraveler and has used his social media presence to travel around the world to the most luxurious hotels, private villas, islands, and restaurants. He has been able to get hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of hotel stays, food, and experiences all from utilizing his social media. Gil shares his story of how he got into social media and transitione...

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Johnathan Yu (Seouljyu) - Being a Voice in the Asian American Community as a Social Media Influencer (Oct 25th, 2017)

In this episode, I interview Asian American social media influencer Jonathan Yu who creates funny content and humor based videos of Asian and Asian American culture. He shares his story of how he was able to become an influencer in his space and what it took from him to do that. His videos on social media on Instagram and Youtube share the culture and struggles about Asian Americans to educate and entertain others about Asian culture. Check him out on social media on platforms like Instagram ...

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