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This Entrepreneur Shares How She Built an Audience Without Advertising When most platforms wouldn't even allow this company to advertise on their sites, the founder had to get creative.

By Jason Feifer

Unbound

This is an episode of our podcast Problem Solvers. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more successful as a result. The show is hosted by Entrepreneur's editor in chief, Jason Feifer. Listen below, or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

If you want to learn how to succeed without traditional advertising, ask someone in the "adult" industry. Why? Because most advertising channels --including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more -- are closed to them. That's what Polly Rodriguez learned when she founded Unbound, a company that makes and sells adult products. Most platforms won't take her money, so she had to get creative...and build her own community.

Tune into this episode of Problem Solvers to hear how Rodriguez built a customer base -- and a sucessful business.

Related: How This Entrepreneur Saved a Damaged Brand (Remember About.com?)

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Jason Feifer

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Editor in Chief

Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine and host of the podcast Problem Solvers. Outside of Entrepreneur, he is the author of the book Build For Tomorrow, which helps readers find new opportunities in times of change, and co-hosts the podcast Help Wanted, where he helps solve listeners' work problems. He also writes a newsletter called One Thing Better, which each week gives you one better way to build a career or company you love.

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