We Are the Mikkelsen Twins

“We got the life we always dreamed of thanks to Amazon Publishing”

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How it all started

2016

Deeply Unsatisified

2016

Deeply Unsatisified

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While attending community college and working as Chinese food delivery drivers in New Jersey, twin brothers Christian and Rasmus realized getting a degree so they could eventually work an unsatisfying 9-5 job the rest of their lives did not sound like an attractive life plan.
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While attending community college and working as Chinese food delivery drivers in New Jersey, twin brothers Christian and Rasmus realized getting a degree so they could eventually work an unsatisfying 9-5 job the rest of their lives did not sound like an attractive life plan.
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While attending community college and working as Chinese food delivery drivers in New Jersey, twin brothers Christian and Rasmus realized getting a degree so they could eventually work an unsatisfying 9-5 job the rest of their lives did not sound like an attractive life plan.
2016

Deeply Unsatisified

2016

Testing the Waters

2016

Testing the Waters

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In August, the twins found Amazon book publishing and decided to give it a shot. Afraid it wouldn't work, they each wrote a short book themselves and then published it. Those books only made a bit of money, but it was enough proof that if they put some effort into it, it would become full-time income.
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In August, the twins found Amazon book publishing and decided to give it a shot. Afraid it wouldn't work, they each wrote a short book themselves and then published it. Those books only made a bit of money, but it was enough proof that if they put some effort into it, it would become full-time income.
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In August, the twins found Amazon book publishing and decided to give it a shot. Afraid it wouldn't work, they each wrote a short book themselves and then published it. Those books only made a bit of money, but it was enough proof that if they put some effort into it, it would become full-time income.
2016

Testing the Waters

2017

The Start of a Business

2017

The Start of a Business

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By the end of the summer, Rasmus and Christian were making enough money from their books to move out of their parents’ house, so they quit their jobs, drop out of college, and book one-way tickets to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their biggest motivation for building a business online was so they could travel and experience all the most amazing places across the world.
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By the end of the summer, Rasmus and Christian were making enough money from their books to move out of their parents’ house, so they quit their jobs, drop out of college, and book one-way tickets to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their biggest motivation for building a business online was so they could travel and experience all the most amazing places across the world.
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By the end of the summer, Rasmus and Christian were making enough money from their books to move out of their parents’ house, so they quit their jobs, drop out of college, and book one-way tickets to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their biggest motivation for building a business online was so they could travel and experience all the most amazing places across the world.
2017

The Start of a Business

2018

Launching on Youtube

2018

Launching on Youtube

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Christian & Rasmus move to Hawaii and Christian starts turning his books into audiobooks and selling them on Audible. They quickly become his best-selling books and he makes over $10,000 per month. The Mikkelsen Twins YouTube channel is born. After posting a video every other day for 6 months talking all about book and audiobook publishing, they reach 1,000 subscribers.
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Christian & Rasmus move to Hawaii and Christian starts turning his books into audiobooks and selling them on Audible. They quickly become his best-selling books and he makes over $10,000 per month. The Mikkelsen Twins YouTube channel is born. After posting a video every other day for 6 months talking all about book and audiobook publishing, they reach 1,000 subscribers.
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Christian & Rasmus move to Hawaii and Christian starts turning his books into audiobooks and selling them on Audible. They quickly become his best-selling books and he makes over $10,000 per month. The Mikkelsen Twins YouTube channel is born. After posting a video every other day for 6 months talking all about book and audiobook publishing, they reach 1,000 subscribers.
2018

Launching on Youtube

2018

Audiobook Income Academy

2018

Audiobook Income Academy

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Audiobook Income Academy 1.0 is launched in September and 96 students join on the first day. The twins end the year traveling to Mexico, UK, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and then finishing off in Bali where they stayed for the next 8 months.
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Audiobook Income Academy 1.0 is launched in September and 96 students join on the first day. The twins end the year traveling to Mexico, UK, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and then finishing off in Bali where they stayed for the next 8 months.
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Audiobook Income Academy 1.0 is launched in September and 96 students join on the first day. The twins end the year traveling to Mexico, UK, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and then finishing off in Bali where they stayed for the next 8 months.
2018

Audiobook Income Academy

2019

AIA 2.0

2019

AIA 2.0

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The majority of the year is spent just filming YouTube videos and creating Audiobook Income Academy 2.0. They travel to Australia, Lombok, Komodo Island, Japan, Croatia, Spain and Denmark.
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The majority of the year is spent just filming YouTube videos and creating Audiobook Income Academy 2.0. They travel to Australia, Lombok, Komodo Island, Japan, Croatia, Spain and Denmark.
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The majority of the year is spent just filming YouTube videos and creating Audiobook Income Academy 2.0. They travel to Australia, Lombok, Komodo Island, Japan, Croatia, Spain and Denmark.
2019

AIA 2.0

2020

Publishing Life is Born

2020

Publishing Life is Born

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PublishingLife.com is born as the twins hire their first 3 team members to help manage and coach their growing community of online publishers. At this point, the AIA program has helped over 100 people worldwide to make full time income with book publishing on Amazon and Audible. Rasmus and Christian both get married and Rasmus’ first son is born.
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PublishingLife.com is born as the twins hire their first 3 team members to help manage and coach their growing community of online publishers. At this point, the AIA program has helped over 100 people worldwide to make full time income with book publishing on Amazon and Audible. Rasmus and Christian both get married and Rasmus’ first son is born.
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PublishingLife.com is born as the twins hire their first 3 team members to help manage and coach their growing community of online publishers. At this point, the AIA program has helped over 100 people worldwide to make full time income with book publishing on Amazon and Audible. Rasmus and Christian both get married and Rasmus’ first son is born.
2020

Publishing Life is Born

2020

Getting Published

2020

Getting Published

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In July 2020, Rasmus and Christian are published in Entrepreneur magazine, and then in Forbes magazine in December.
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In July 2020, Rasmus and Christian are published in Entrepreneur magazine, and then in Forbes magazine in December.
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In July 2020, Rasmus and Christian are published in Entrepreneur magazine, and then in Forbes magazine in December.
2020

Getting Published

2021

Over 15,000 students

2021

Over 15,000 students

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PublishingLife takes off as thousands of new students join the program. By the end of the year, over 15,000 students are discovering the freedom of publishing.
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PublishingLife takes off as thousands of new students join the program. By the end of the year, over 15,000 students are discovering the freedom of publishing.
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PublishingLife takes off as thousands of new students join the program. By the end of the year, over 15,000 students are discovering the freedom of publishing.
2021

Over 15,000 students

2021

The Freedom Shortcut

2021

The Freedom Shortcut

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“The Freedom Shortcut” is released, selling over 9,000 copies in the first week and becomes a Wall Street Journal Best Seller.
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“The Freedom Shortcut” is released, selling over 9,000 copies in the first week and becomes a Wall Street Journal Best Seller.
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“The Freedom Shortcut” is released, selling over 9,000 copies in the first week and becomes a Wall Street Journal Best Seller.
2021

The Freedom Shortcut

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Charlotte Mikkelsen

Charlotte Mikkelsen

COO, Chief Operations Officer
Strategic
Christian Mikkelsen

Christian Mikkelsen

Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Strategic
Rasmus Mikkelsen

Rasmus Mikkelsen

Founder, Head of Product
Strategic
Becky Sylvera

Becky Sylvera

Head of Human Resources
Strategic
Mark Bangerter

Mark Bangerter

Director of Customer Success
Strategic
Nick Doulaveris

Nick Doulaveris

Controller
Strategic
Melissa Madsen

Melissa Madsen

Product Development Assistant
Coaching
Shahmir Nasir

Shahmir Nasir

Head of IT Operations
Strategic
Inalegwu Churchill Adoga

Inalegwu Churchill Adoga

Head of Support Manager
Support
Dan O'Hern

Dan O'Hern

Customer Support Specialist
Support
Armin Mirzakhanlou

Armin Mirzakhanlou

Advertising & Traffic Manager
Sales & Marketing
Stella Petrocelli

Stella Petrocelli

Executive Assistant
Strategic
Hannah Coley

Hannah Coley

Head of Student Experience
Coaching
Samaria Simmons

Samaria Simmons

Student Experience Specialist
Coaching
Rebecca Pierce

Rebecca Pierce

Accelerator Account Manager
Coaching
Cody Smith

Cody Smith

Head of Coaching
Coaching
Brian Chang

Brian Chang

Accelerator Coach
Coaching
Ed Fahey

Ed Fahey

Accelerator Coach
Coaching
Kim Peterson

Kim Peterson

Accelerator Coach
Coaching
Siddharth Mamhotra

Siddharth Mamhotra

AIA Coach
Coaching
Tony Scott

Tony Scott

AIA Coach
Coaching
Karman Hajrah

Karman Hajrah

AIA Coach
Coaching
Karina G.Sanchez

Karina G.Sanchez

AIA Coach
Coaching
Kayla Soliz

Kayla Soliz

Customer Support Specialist
Coaching
Christa Ynosencio

Christa Ynosencio

AIA Coach
Coaching
Sandy Salinas

Sandy Salinas

Customer Support Specialist
Support
Daniel Stein

Daniel Stein

AIA Coach
Coaching
Nicole Boots

Nicole Boots

AIA Coach
Coaching
Stefan Hettich

Stefan Hettich

AIA Coach
Coaching
Dennis Wooldridge

Dennis Wooldridge

AIA Coach
Coaching
Adrian Mahdian

Adrian Mahdian

AIA Coach
Coaching
Janine Hunka

Janine Hunka

AIA Coach
Coaching
Hayley Clare

Hayley Clare

AIA Coach
Coaching