Xan Barksdale: Turning Your Passion Into A Profitable Online Business

Chatting With Champions Podcast Interview #40. Tyler Basu and Xan Barksdale “Turning Your Passion Into A Profitable Online Business”

Xan Barksdale | Turning Your Passion Into A Profitable Online Business | Chatting With Champions Xan Barksdale is an ex professional baseball player turned entrepreneur. After playing in the minor leagues with the Atlanta Braves for 3 years, Xan began working as a coach at the University of Louisville where he stayed for 5 years before becoming a coach at East Tennessee State University. While working as a coach, Xan decided to take his knowledge and passion for baseball, and begin building a business.

Since 2008, Xan has written books, produced DVDs, developed software, developed iPhone applications, and physical products all related to baseball, and the revenue generated from the sale of his products now exceeds $100,000 per year.

Xan is now committed to teaching people how they can turn their passions into profits by building an online business. He shares his strategies and important lessons he’s learned on his blog at www.xanbarksdale.com

Visit Xan’s websites: www.catching-101.com, www.catchersthumb.com

Visit Xan’s blog: www.xanbarksdale.com

Topics discussed in this interview:

  • Xan’s background and an overview of his baseball career
  • Overview of his current business
  • Steps involved in building an online business
  • Mistakes made and lessons learned
  • Advice for aspiring online business owners looking to turn their passions into profits
  • What to do and what not to do when starting your business
  • What separates top performers from average performers
  • Xan’s definition of success
  • Advice for aspiring achievers & entrepreneurs

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