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The CIG Story: From Dorm Room Project to Full-Time Business (Ep. 258)

Every business has to start somewhere.

In the case of College Info Geek, it was born as a side project. In fact, it wasn’t even meant to be a business to begin with — but here we are.

So gather ’round, one and all, and hear the tale of how Thomas accidentally found the pathway to creating our jobs.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by:

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:01:57 – Why Thomas started College Info Geek
  • 0:08:21 – How CIG grew and became a business
  • 0:27:08 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:29:14 – Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:31:39 – How Martin joined the team
  • 0:50:54 – Starting the podcast
  • 0:58:42 – Going pro
  • 1:08:22 – The current state of the business
  • 1:16:27 – Why Thomas went all-in on the website
  • 1:19:28 – Conclusion

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The CIG Story: From Dorm Room Project to Full-Time Business