Episode 12: Lizzy Okoro

After Lizzy Okoro's first magazine venture failed, at age 11 she didn't give up.  She went on to run a Pog pyramid scheme and eventually founded of BUNCH magazine.  Lizzy went retro when she started her magazine.  While most magazines go digital, she started on the digital side with a blog then learned how to publish a magazine to give her content some credibility.  During our interview she shares some great advice on setting a time frame to pursue your dream, surviving burnout, and finding your community.  Thanks for listening!


Lizzy Okoro On Social Media

Twitter: @bunchmag

Facebook: bunchmag

Instagram: bunchmagazine

Website: BUNCHmag.com

 


The Art of Inspiration

An art restorer with some Keith Haring and Jackson Pollock paintings of her own helped inspire Lizzy to start her own business and eventually BUNCH.

 credit: tes.com

credit: tes.com

 Credit: jackson-pollock.org

Credit: jackson-pollock.org


You’re putting this on paper. We should pay attention to why.
— Lizzy Okoro on publishing a magazine to gain credibility
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Pog Mafia

Lizzy says her first business was a pyramid scheme involving Pogs.  For those of you who may not be familiar with the most amazing moment of our childhood, checkout the video below.

I knew that I was doing it not for the money, I was doing it for the love of it and there was finally something that clicked for me.
— Lizzy Okoro on why BUNCH succeeds

 Lizzy says the Urban Outfitters and Squarespace Start-up contest win came at a critical time.

Lizzy says the Urban Outfitters and Squarespace Start-up contest win came at a critical time.

Streak and Asana

Two tools Lizzy says help make her life easier.


 

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