About Matt Levenhagen & The Builders
Hello! My name is Matt Levenhagen and the host of “The Builders” podcast.
First a little bit about my background online.
Who is Matt Levenhagen?
I started building websites around 2003 (my first website was an insurance website for my insurance agency!) and I have been making a full-time living online since the fall of 2005.
In those early days, I was all about the marketing. I was heavily focused on affiliate marketing, niche marketing, PPC advertising, and SEO.
I mostly built sites to promote affiliate programs and sell my own digital products and memberships.
Pivoting to a New Focus
In 2012 I embarked on a new journey. I phased out my businesses to focus on a new passion — web design and development
I naturally gravitated to WordPress as I'd been using it for my own sites since 2004. So that would be my specialty and focus.
So I got my feet wet by freelancing for a few years to learn the ropes, then worked for a digital marketing agency as their lead developer for 4 years, and then in early 2019 started my own web design agency.
And here we are! I've built a team and serve a good number of businesses and agencies — delivering web design & development services.
“The Builders” Podcast is Born
Through all that, I've always loved business. I love building businesses, building products, services.. teams.
AND… I love talking about it with others!
I decided to first start a podcast to see if it's something I would enjoy and utilize as another way to provide value; providing content that can help other businesses, agencies, freelancers.. and others “building things”.
The first 10 episodes were all solo; just me talking on a range of topics.
The next 20 were a mix of solo and guest podcasts.
And something I learned along the way is I (and my audience) LOVE telling stories. I personally love hearing about people's journeys and how they arrived where they are at today.
Sometimes that journeys across the world. Migrating to new countries.
Sometimes that's just a journey about how they fell in love with the business and landed where they are today building products or services.
Be Inspired and Learn By Listening to Stories
If you are building things in the world or online, this is your podcast.
If you love being inspired by listening to other people's stories, this is your podcast.
If you love learning through other people's experiences (good and bad), this is your podcast.
We have honest, open discussions..
I do my best to create a comfortable environment and invite ‘friends'. I always say, my goal is it to be a conversation between two friends.. and we just hit ‘record'.
Please check out our latest episodes if you haven't already and if you'd like to be a future guest (or know someone that would make a good guest), please don't hesitate to reach out to see if we're a good fit! I love making new friends! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the podcast!