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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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Raymond Ahn - Truth About Entrepreneurship (Nov 3rd, 2018)

In this episode I talk about my journey as an entrepreneur and also the realities of how it's not always easy and enjoyable. It's a short episode where I share my thoughts on how important it is to take a chance to pursue what you love while you have time and to also take steps to creating the life you want by taking action. It's different from my other episode since I'm the only one talking in it but hope it encourages you and helps push you towards the life you want to live and create for y...

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Christian and Ladi - Tektonland the Future of On-Demand Printing (Oct 27th, 2018)

In this episode I talk with Christian (@christekton) and Ladi (@londoniangaga) about how they were able to scale their on-demand printing business Tektonland (@tektonland) within a year and work with influential celebrities, athletes, and influencers.

They've been able to work with people like Drake's dad and others in the celebrity and influencer space because of how quickly they can deliver their on-demand products within 24 hours of sending the design they want printed on any clothing item...

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Sarah Rav - Overcoming Anorexia as a Social Media Influencer (Oct 19th, 2018)

In thie episode I talk with Sarah Rav, a 20 year old medical student and social media influencer with a network of over 2 million followers in the food and fitness space.

We talk about how she got into the social media space and how she was able to build such a massive following in such a short amount of time.

We also talk about personal issues that Sarah had to overcome even in her journey as a medical student and social media influencer, issues that not many people share on social media bec...

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Chef Kang - From Making Millions in Real Estate to Chef (Oct 11th, 2018)

In this episode, I talk with Chef Kang, a restaurant owner in Koreatown Los Angeles and his journey of how he went from making millions in real estate, living lavishly, and spending money like water to going broke from his gambling habits and realizing that something needed to be different in his life.

Chef Kang shared personal things like the passing away of his sister which led him to realize he was becoming a person that he wasn't proud of and that he needed to make changes in his life if ...

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Chef Kang - Letting Go of the Victim Mentality for Success (Oct 5th, 2018)

In this episode, I talk with Chef Kang, a restaurant owner in Koreatown Los Angeles and his journey of how he went from making millions in real estate, living lavishly, and spending money like water to going broke from his gambling habits and realizing that something needed to be different in his life.

Chef Kang shared personal things like the passing away of his sister which led him to realize he was becoming a person that he wasn't proud of and that he needed to make changes in his life if ...

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Jnetics - From Homelessness to Celebrity Fitness Coach (Sep 2nd, 2018)

In this episode I talk with Jay Williams, also known as Jnetics, who has built a successful fitness brand training and coaching movie directors, athletes, and celebrities like Antoine Fuqua the movie director of Training Day, Eddie Murphy, Chris Tucker, Ali Woodson from the Temptations, and many more.

He is a Michigan native who came to California to start a new life and with no money and had to live homeless for awhile living under pickup trucks, shielding himself with cardbox boxes from the...

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Jnetics - From Homelessness to Celebrity Fitness Coach (Aug 23rd, 2018)

In this episode I talk with Jay Williams, also known as Jnetics, who has built a successful fitness brand training and coaching movie directors, athletes, and celebrities like Antoine Fuqua the movie director of Training Day, Eddie Murphy, Chris Tucker, Ali Woodson from the Temptations, and many more.

He is a Michigan native who came to California to start a new life and with no money and had to live homeless for awhile living under pickup trucks, shielding himself with cardbox boxes from the...

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Joon Lee - Standing up as an Asian American in Comedy (Jul 26th, 2018)

In this episode I talk with Joon Lee, an Asian American YouTuber and Instagrammer who makes comedy skits based in Atlanta, Georgia. We talk about his journey of how he broke from the norm of Asian American paths of pursuing a law or doctoral degree and began to pursue creating comedy skits to make people laugh.

He had his roots starting off doing comedy skits at church retreats and later on went to create Youtube and Instagram video content based around Asian American culture. 

Joon didn't kn...

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Sean Kelly - Building of a Jersey Empire at 21 Years Old (Jul 18th, 2018)

Sean Kelly is the founder of Jersey Champs, the largest jersey selling store in North America, and he has revolutionized the jersey industry by selling jerseys to not just sports fans but also to music fans, entrepreneurs, and celebrities.

Sean is a 21 year old entrepreneur and in two years has built Jersey Champs to over 1 million Instagram followers and has worked with musicians and influencers like Logic, Khalid, and Mark Cuban from Shark Tank.

Sean has always had the entrepreneurial spiri...

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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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