• Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.

My name is Moshe Vaknin. Although I work from my home in Randolph NJ, I can work from any location around the world.

I am a Diamond Consultant with MOBE. MOBE stands for My Online Business Education. It offers courses on how to start and grow an Online business. In addition, MOBE offers live events and Masterminds. These events offer variety of topics, from branding, Online traffic, investments and much more. The events start from 2 hours a session and all the way to 11 days. In addition, MOBE offers mentorship programs. Mentors will work one on one with MOBE consultants on how to scale their business.

My business is to promote the core offers of MOBE. I promote MOBE’s 21 Steps program and their live events. I make money when people sing up to these programs using my link.

One of the most unique features of being a consultant with MOBE is that I get to keep the people I refer to MOBE for life. Anyone who uses my link to buy anything from MOBE is attached to me for a lifetime. Whatever else they buy from MOBE, I get commissions.

Although I don’t need to do any follow ups with my clients, MOBE’s sales team does that for me, I chose to continue to stay in touch with my buyers.

In addition to promoting MOBE product, I offer consultations to new entrepreneurs. My specialty is to guide new business owners in starting their business in the right way, in terms of finding the right niche, picking the right personnel and much more.

  • Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).

I was born in Israel in 1963. I served in the Israeli military for 3 years. I have been living in the USA since 1990. I have a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. I have been a teacher for 25 years and a Head Master of a private religious school for 11 years. The school has a 4 million dollars’ budget and I serve as the educational leader of the school and the CEO.

In the past 2 years, I started to learn about the potential of making money Online. I joined MOBE and I opened my company ‘Vaknin Venture.’ I have a very active Blog, moshe613.com, as well as YouTube Channel. I made thousands of dollars in the first few months of my business. I travel all over the world and I meet the top promoters of MOBE. I also wrote an eBook and created my own Online course called “The First 3 Months of Your Business.”

  • What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?

I love teaching other people. The reach of the Internet is unlimited. With jobs moving overseas and to the Internet, I was very inspired to take my life long skills and change as many lives as possible, just like I do in education. Having a time, location and financial freedom is just an extraordinary concept for me. Also, the benefits of traveling around the world and spending quality time with my family is the main motivator for me.

  • What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?

  1. Start the right way from the beginning.

  2. Invest in yourself.

  3. Have a mentor.

  • What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

  1. Be teachable.

  2. Be resourceful.

  3. Find your unique niche.

  • How many hours do you work a day on average?

2-4 hours a day on my Online business.

  • To what do you most attribute your success?

Finding the right mentors and my ‘Can Do’ attitude.

  • How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?

  1. A vibrant Blog.

  2. An active YouTube Channel.

  3. A very valuable Facebook page.

  4. My three main methods of marketing are:

  • Buying buyers directly from MOBE.

  • Using Facebook ads to promote the 21 Steps program and Live Events.

  • Being a consultant to people who find me Online.

  • Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?

For now, I use my own money to fund my business. I also obtained a business line of credit.

  • What is the best way to achieve long-term success?

Be consistent. Be resourceful. Never give up and learn from the best.

  • Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?

Becoming one of the top 10 earners with MOBE. A prime mentor to others. A sought-out speaker.

  • Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?

Tesla Motors.

  • How important have good employees been to your success?

It is essential. My moto is ‘leverage your strengths and outsource your weakness.’ I am not interested to make my weakness mediocre, that why I hire the best. I want to promote and leverage my best attributes.

  • How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?

If it’s a bad idea, I give up right away.

  • What motivates you?

Helping other people.

  • What are your ideals?

Tell the truth. Be authentic. Find a way… don’t be a crybaby. Good is good enough. Launch first and fix later. Speak little and do much.

  • How do you generate new ideas?

Find a unique need and offer a solution. I dream about new things all the time.

  • How do you define success?

By how many people I help along the way. By people say’ Moshe helped me.’

  • How do you build a successful customer base?

Good name! Exertional service. Telling an authentic story that inspires others.

  • What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

Meeting the best people in Internet Marketing.

  • What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

Seeing the first scheduled appointment with me and making my first sale.

  • What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?

Those who work for someone else trade time for money. Entrepreneurs build systems that work independently of them. They let money work for the, AKA passive income.

  • What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?

I want problem solvers. Yes, is the only answer I want to hear. Yes, means I am going to find a way to bring a solution. I lead by example and I expect the same from others.

  • In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.

Mesmerizing

  • If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?

Hypothetical questions don’t mean too much to me.

  • How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?

Spending quality and quantity time with my wife and children has been a revelation.

  • What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?

That something new will come up and make my business obsolete. I use faith as my motivator.

  • How did you decide on the location for your business?

My business is location free.

  • Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?

Yes. Grow and scale all the time. Don’t be stagnant and always have an exit plan.

  • If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?

David Ben Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel. How did it feel to be the person who established the Jewish State?

  • Who has been your greatest inspiration?

My parents.

  • What book has inspired you the most? (OR what is your favorite book?)

The biography about David Ben Gurion.

  • What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?

Not starting my business a long time ago.

  • How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?

Get ahead of a story. Get advice from the best people.

  • What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?

Read books, walk, bike, go to Yankees games and travel with my family.

  • What makes you happy?

Teaching.

  • What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?

To sometime be away from my family. I hate being away.

  • If you were conducting this interview, what question would you ask?