Pop Quiz, Monday with Matthew Ross

Matthew Ross

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Matthew Ross

What is your job role?
Co-owner and COO

Tell us about your company?
RIZKNOWS LLC operates multiple internet properties, including popular websites, YouTube channels, and a mobile application. The business primarily focuses on providing honest, helpful reviews and comparisons of popular consumer products, including mattresses, headphones, fitness trackers and more.

What do you love most about your job?
I love that every day is different. I don’t complete the same tasks or work on the same project day in and day out. One day I might be writing an article and the next day I might be filming. This change of pace helps keep things fresh.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
I’m motivated to find new avenues for growth. Every day is an opportunity for me to grow top-line revenue. This is what really drives me. As a co-owner, every incremental dollar is a big deal.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
We’ve assembled an awesome team here. All of our employees bring something special to the table. Overall though, I’d say their focus and commitment to the company as a whole inspires me.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
We play a lot of ping pong. We have office tournaments that can get pretty competitive. It’s fun to take a break from work and compete with co-workers.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Operating consumer product reviews websites may sound simple but as you can probably imagine there is a ton of competition out there. Every day is a grind to stay ahead.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Don’t rush to get products or services to market. In some cases, it can come back to bite you. In our case, we rushed one of the websites to go live, and one of the main features did not work. Long story short, it ended up causing some serious headaches.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting out in your industry?
You have to be patient and have thick skin. You’re not going to build an authoritative website overnight. It takes time and a lot of hard work. Sometimes you might go months without noticing significant improvements in traffic and rankings. It’s in these times that you have to stay disciplined and have thick skin.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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