In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Matt Paulson—MattPaulson.com
. Matt is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and an author.
His largest business, MarketBeat.com makes real-time financial information available to investors at all levels. He also does a daily investment newsletter which has attracted more than 430,000 subscribers, and a Startup Q&A podcast.
His financial news websites attract more than 4 million page views each month. MarketBeat was recently recognized as the fastest-growing privately held company in South Dakota by Inc. in its annual Inc. 5000 rankings. MarketBeats reporting has been featured in Barron’s Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, MarketWatch and Seeking Alpha.
How did Matt become such a prolific entrepreneur?
Simply, he works hard on one thing at a time until it has run its natural conclusion.
Matt shares his early beginnings with us, starting at the age 10 when he wrote HTML before computers were commonplace in every home. He created a website about Simcity cheat codes that was getting about 25 page views a day—in the 90’s when the world wide web was in its first beginnings. Then, later on, he went on to get an undergraduate degree in computer science.
Plus, Matt elaborates on:
- Scaling too fast results in failure
- His competitive edge that attributes to his success
- Is there anything he would have done differently
- His strategy for getting 4 million page views a month