THE Podcast for Side Hustlers

Melissa McGraw

Published April 3, 2018 in Business , Marketing - 0 Comments

My guest today is Melissa McGraw.

Melissa is founder of The Creative Potential an online business game-changer, and is a 20-year veteran of the fashion and consumer goods industry. Having worked with mega giant e-tailer Amazon.com for the past eight years, Melissa understands the complexities of both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retail models. In fact, she has written content and analyzed and reviewed SEO tactics for over 80,000 items that are currently sold on Amazon today.

And, as an adjunct professor in e-commerce and logistics at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she has her finger on the pulse of e-commerce trends and practices for creative businesses.

Her range of experience, honest, encouraging approach, and ability to bring one’s vision to life has earned her praise from industry influencers, clients, and students alike. She is passionate about fueling the pipeline with new talent and motivated by the idea that everyone has immense potential that deserves to be unleashed.

We discuss:

  • Getting your business found online,
  • Selling your products on Amazon,
  • Setting up your site for shipping success

To learn more about Melissa, you can connect with her at her website www.thecreativepotential.com and in her amazing Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativepotential/

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Brodie Welch

Published March 27, 2018 in Energy , Holistic Health - 0 Comments

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, holistic health coach, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003. 

Brodie helps caring, high-achieving, women put themselves on their own to-do lists so they can trade stress and burnout for energy, joy, and vibrant health. She has helped thousands of clients improve their digestion, sleep, and mood; dial in a regular bodymind practice, and step into the next version of themselves. She leads self-care bootcamp programs to help women bridge the gap between what they know they should be doing to take care of themselves and actually doing it. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

  • What does Chinese Medicine have to teach us about self-care? 
  • Why did you go from treating people 1:1 in your clinic to leading self-care bootcamps? 
  • The essential self-care habits every side-hustler needs to maximize productivity, creativity, and health

To take advantage of Brodie's resources and learn more about self-care, you can connect with Brodie on her website at http://brodiewelch.com/, and for more ways to connect, check out these links:

Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto: http://brodiewelch.com

Calm and Centered Bundle: http://brodiewelch.com/opt-in-bundle/

Free 5-minute breathing meditation: http://brodiewelch.com/breathing-break/

Brodie’s website: http://brodiewelch.com

Podcast page: www.brodiewelch.com/podcast

Brodie’s Signature Program, Level Up Your Life: http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

What’s Your Chinese Element? http://brodiewelch.com/chinese-element-quiz/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrodiewelchLAC

Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-healthy-curiosity/id1133292360#

A Healthy Curiosity Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ahealthycuriosity/

A Healthy Curiosity on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ahcuriosity

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Suzanne Hamilton

Published March 20, 2018 in Copywriting - 0 Comments

My guest today is Suzanne Hamilton. Suzanne left her teaching career of 20 years behind and started her own online business in 2016. Ready for a new and exciting career change, she hired a mentor and studied like there was no tomorrow! Suzanne now specializes in Conversion Copywriting. 

What is conversion copywriting you ask? Suzanne goes into detail for us, but, in a nutshell, it's the secret weapon any entrepreneur needs if they want to make sales. (Is there anyone out there who doesn't want to make sales?! I didn't think so. 😉 )

Our discussion covers a lot of topics including:

  • What is a conversion copywriter exactly?
  • What kinds of clients need conversion copy?/Examples of clients/Types of businesses.
  • You also mention you do something called “customer success stories” - tell us about that

If you need a conversion copywriter, you can reach out to Suzanne here:

https://www.facebook.com/SuzHamiltonCopy

http://suzannehamilton.com/

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Troy Wilkerson

Published March 13, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Resilience - 0 Comments

Troy Wilkerson is a former Americorps alumni with three years of voluntary service under his belt. During his time, he served as a youth counselor, Americorps team leader and an environmental coordinator. He was responsible for tasks such as facilitating team building initiatives, communication activities, and designing outdoor curriculum.

These days, he focuses on being a good fiancée while pursuing a stand up comedy career. He is the founder of "Is This Thing On?", a weekly comedy showcase that provides opportunities for emerging comedic professionals. He is still helping kids  by working as a part time youth advocate consultant, and he works as a graphic designer.

Some of the topics we discuss in this episode are:

  • How do entrepreneurship & comedy intertwine. 
  • The importance of timing and failure
  • How do you address setbacks 
  • How would you define success

You can connect with Troy on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ISTHISTHINGComedy

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Amanda Silva

Published March 6, 2018 in Copywriting , Marketing , Messaging - 0 Comments

Amanda Silva is owner and principal director of Cast Iron Content, a collaborative content marketing agency based in New England. A storyteller by trade and talent, Amanda was raised overseas and often writes about her expatriate childhood experiences. Not surprisingly, Amanda jumps at just about any chance to travel and is most inspired when she is on the move.

Today, Amanda uses her storytelling talents to assist business owners in marketing, content creation, website & logo design, etc. through her agency. She shares an interesting story about getting to know her clients prior to working with them.

 Some of the information Amanda covers is:

  • How to use Storytelling to connect with your clients
  • Why content marketing is the way of the future
  • When is it time to rebrand your business?

 

You can connect with Amanda here:

http://www.castironcontent.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CastIronContent/

https://www.instagram.com/CastIronContent2017/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/castironcontent/

https://twitter.com/CastIronContent

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Frederick Entenmann

Published February 27, 2018 in Coaching , Mindset - 0 Comments

Frederick Entenmann shares his story of life as a former professional basketball player in Germany and Lithuania, and at what cost his success was won. After a career-ending injury, Frederick pushed forward to become a Mind Body Life Coach, Best-Selling Author, and host of the Mind Body Life Podcast.

Some of the questions Frederick answers are:

  • How did you come up with Mind Body Life?
  • What made you want to pursue personal development and take on entrepreneurship?
  • What is your Bestselling book about and do you have more works being released?

You can connect with Frederick on the following:

 https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederickentenmann/

https://www.facebook.com/fentenmann

https://www.instagram.com/frederickentenmann/

Twitter: @FEntenmann

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Sarah Johnson (Scarlet Ravenswood)

Published February 20, 2018 in Marketing , Spirituality - 0 Comments

My guest today is Sarah Johnson. Sarah started doing tarot as a side hustle while working a corporate job in advertising. Eventually, she was able to turn her passion for tarot into a successful full-time business and goes by the moniker Scarlet Ravenswood. Sarah now also helps other spiritually-focused entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running.

Topics that we cover in this interview are:

  • Using social media as a marketing strategy
  • How social media has helped grow a spiritually focused community
  • What it is like being a 'digital nomad' and being able to work from anywhere as all my tarot readings are done through Skype.

 

You can connect with Sarah on the following platforms:

http://www.arcane-alchemy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ArcaneAlchemy1

https://www.facebook.com/arcanealchemyscarletravenswood/

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Tags: Spirituality

Tanya MacIntyre

Published February 13, 2018 in Mindset - 0 Comments

Tanya MacIntyre was part of mainstream media for 22 years as a broadcaster on radio and TV. Being immersed in the negative news every day chipped away at her soul, and she finally decided that she no longer wanted to be part of the FUD Factor – the agenda to perpetuate fear, uncertainty, and doubt. 

In 2010, Tanya started an online community, The Good News Only, to be a resource for people to watch, read, and hear about good people doing good things. 

In 2015, Tanya started broadcasting a weekly radio show to promote extraordinary people doing positive things in the world. Her interviews are featured on Canada’s first community radio station FM 98.5 CKWR in Kitchener, ON, and available for download on her website www.thegoodnewsonly.com 

Tanya's passion for positive media includes teaching people how to have a more positive relationship with mainstream media. She created her "media fast plan" to encourage people to be aware of the media they are consuming, and to be conscious of consuming media that supports their health and well-being. 

She encourages everyone she meets to "Take the diet that really works: a media fast. Don't watch, read, or listen to news and see how much your life improves!" 

From her extensive reporting experience and countless interviews, Tanya knows first-hand that there are far more good people in the world than bad, and far more good things happening in the world than bad, and she has made it her life’s mission to share the unlimited sources of good news and good people.

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Kristin Hardwick

Published February 6, 2018 in Business , Photography - 0 Comments

My guest on today's show is Kristin Hardwick. Kristin is a branding photographer and strategist for entrepreneurs who are ready to stand out as the expert in their field. She helps her clients showcase their expertise and their unique energy, in both photographs that wow, and with a strategy to maximize those photographs. After 8 years in corporate America, Kristin turned her side hustle into a full-time business and has loved helping others ever since.

Some of the topics we cover in this episode are:

  • Why niching down will save your business
  • How to determine what YOUR brand is
  • How to remain authentic to you, while still having a polished brand

You can connect with Kristin at the following locations:

https://www.kristinhardwick.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kristinhardwickphoto/

https://www.facebook.com/KristinHardwickPhotography/


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Rachel E. Wright

Published January 30, 2018 in Mindset , Resilience - 0 Comments

My guest today is Rachel E. Wright. Rachel is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, licensed insurance producer, volunteer, and philanthropist. 

In the spring of 2017, she opened her company, Rachel Chats, after a successful kidney transplant in July 2016. The obstacles Rachel faced could not deter her from what life had to offer. Her mission is to share her journey through kidney disease, from disappointment to resilience, and to encourage kidney patients and those facing other debilitating illnesses to make their dreams their reality despite their illness.

During our conversation, Rachel explains what being diagnosed with kidney disease in the prime of her life was like, some of the symptoms she experienced, and she gives us a peek inside the life of an ambitious woman who doesn't know the meaning of  the term "give up."

Rachel has taken a bleak situation and turned it into a way to help others, which is one of the best ways to realize purpose in life. Way to go Rachel!

You can connect with Rachel at her website: https://rachelchats.com/

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