About the Guest
My name’s Trevor McKendrick. You might have heard of me as the “Spanish Bible Salesman.” That’s because my first successful business was an iPhone Bible app that I started for $500 and grew to six figures.
I went to school to become an accountant, and that’s the job I worked in for a few years before and after graduating.
It was a safe like (everyone needs an accountant) but it wasn’t super fulfilling. I always knew I wanted to work for myself. Doing what though… I had no idea.
Quitting My Safe Accounting Job
I decided to quit my last accounting job the week I got married. I didn’t really have a plan. I had a small part-time job lined up, but that was it.
But here’s the thing: every extra day I spent there was just another step down the wrong rabbit hole. So I quit and hoped that things would work out.
If I have a “secret” to success, it’s this: try new ideas as cheaply as possible.
After I quit my job I tried a bunch of ideas that didn’t go anywhere, but they were all so inexpensive they didn’t break the bank.
The idea that finally worked was a Spanish-language Bible app. I made it for just under $500, an incredible bargain when most apps you use cost upwards of $50,000.
That app quickly started making over $5,000 a month, and put me on the online-business trajectory that has since changed our lives.
I sold that business for 8x revenue in September 2015.