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Jessica Williams

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Latest 18 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily

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Do Creators HAVE to go Full-Time to Succeed? | Cody Jay vs. Jessica Williams

Creator Debates

Check out the 30-Day Grow Your Audience Challenge: https://convertk.it/GYABig thanks to ConvertKit for sponsoring this episode!Today we’re talking about the Pros & Cons of being a Full-time vs. Side Hustle Creator. When my wife April and I started on YouTube back in 2009, being a Full-time Creator was not really a “thing.” By default it was a side-hustle, in fact, you couldn’t even make money on YouTube back then… there was no Partner Program.  I was working in medical devices, April was a pre school teacher and we were making YouTube videos on the side for fun.  I actually looked it up and our very first Adsense check was for $130.06 and we were STOKED!  That paid for our electric bill in our little tiny studio apartment. And it wasn’t for *many years* that we even entertained the idea of quitting our 9-5 jobs and just doing social media full-time. I think part of it was we really didn’t know anyone else who had ever done that.  But as the momentum started to build and we started making more and more money, we sat down and had a long hard discussion about the opportunity cost.  What if we could spend 60 hours a week focused on growing our online business instead of being stuck at our day jobs? So, April took the plunge first, she quit her job in 2012, and I kept my job, kept my salary, which critically came with health benefits.  And then I didn’t quit my job until 2014 which was 6 weeks after my first son Liam was born.  And lemme tell you, it was a really scary decision.  Not only did basically everyone in our lives think we were absolutely NUTS, but now we no longer had the safety net of a steady paycheck where we knew predictably every month how much we would make.  Fast-forward to today and my wife and I have been full-time creators for over 8 years and we have seen it all, just a ton of ups and downs, huge changes in our different revenue streams…it’s not for the faint of heart. And you know what? I bet you, dear creator listening and/or watching right now might have struggled with this decision at some point as well.  Maybe you’re still struggling with the Pros and Cons? So, that’s why I asked Cody Jay and Jessica Williams to join me today to talk all this through.  Cody has been a full-time creator & pro make-up artist for over 3 years, he’s got hundreds of thousands of followers, and even coaches other creators how to grow their businesses. And Jessica, on the other hand, has been side-hustling for 6 years, growing a newsletter, juggling it all while caregiving. She even calls herself a Side Hustle Cheerleader in her Twitter headline so you know this is gonna be good. By the end of this episode, you’ll know: 1. The key questions you need to ask yourself to determine whether being a full-time or side-hustle creator is right for you2. How your decision might impact your creativity AND your income 3. Who’s a better Creator Debater: Cody or Jessica?Follow our guests 👇Cody JayInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/codyjayartistryYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@CodyjayartistryTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@codyjayartistryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/codyjayartistryTwitter - https://twitter.com/codyjayartistrySnapchat - https://www.snapchat.com/add/codyjayartistryJessica WilliamsTwitter - https://twitter.com/techbizgurlWebsite - https://techbizgurl.com/jesspicksFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/techbizgurlLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicalavernewilliamsInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/techbizgurl👇   Creator Wizard Affiliates 👇Claim your free ConvertKit account: https://convertkit.com?lmref=NjtOPgCreate a digital course using Thinkific: https://try.thinkific.com/dil41ce876v3Claim your free Restream account: https://restream.grsm.io/creatorwizardClaim your free TubeBudy account: https://www.tubebuddy.com/creatorwizardCamera: https://amzn.to/2Zc8gFGDSLR monitor: https://amzn.to/3psgt3zCamlink (to use camera as webcam): https://amzn.to/2ZcHInTLED Panel Lights: https://amzn.to/3po9Z5IMic: https://amzn.to/3G3eWqxMixer: https://amzn.to/3UFpaUOBusiness inquiries: justin@creatorwizard.com


27 Feb 2023

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OVEREMPLOYED with SVP People Jessica Williams

Talk Talent To Me

Jessica is the SVP at Refine Labs, but before she landed this position and recent promotion, Jessica spent her lockdown working for two different companies full-time! Tuning in, you’ll hear all about her experience of working two jobs for 12 to 15 hours a day ranging from how she managed her time all the way to what eventually made her decide to work only one job. Jessica tells us what should make you consider taking on two jobs, how she would handle one of her employees wanting to do so, how her old employees reacted when they eventually found out (two years later,) and why slacking off is not an option! We also discuss the ownership that companies think they have over their employees and why it’s a thing of the past before delving into when overemployment becomes an issue. Finally, she tells us what her ultimate career-based goal is and how she plans on achieving it.  Key Points From This Episode: Introducing today’s guest, Jessica Williams.  Jessica tells us what her ultimate goal is. What her new promotion means for her.  Why Jessica doesn’t see much of a difference between SVP and Chief People Officer. A brief overview of her professional background and how she wound up at Refine Labs.  How Jessica juggled two jobs for an entire year and why she is not a slacker. How her employers reacted when they found out she was working two jobs at once. The concept of ownership that companies have over employees.  What made Jessica decide to stop working two full-time jobs.  Under what circumstances people should consider having two jobs.  The ethical issue with having two jobs and some potential issues with overemployment.  What Jessica would do if one of her employees was working a second job.  Why you need to lie to your employers when you are taking on two jobs.  How to manage time while working two full-time jobs.  Tweetables: “I did exactly what they wanted me to do and exceeded their expectations. I just was doing it twice.” — Jessica Williams [0:13:20] “Being in a digital space now, [employers] don't own my time. I am doing a task for them. I did the task. The thought of ownership, I think those days are over. If that's the way you think about your employees that I own 40 hours a week from you, you're so out of the loop”. — Jessica Williams [0:15:10] “People have the problem [with overemployment] when I say how much money I made. That's when people have the biggest problem. I say how much money I made because I want people to know that there is freedom out there. You can go get it, and you could be successful.” — Jessica Williams [0:22:54] “I am in control of what happens to me. I will decide what will happen to me. When I decided I'm going to work two jobs, it was because I'm going to get to a point where I am financially free enough that I can do what's best for me. Taking that ownership pisses people off because they're like, ‘You can't do that.’ ‘Yes, I can. Yes, I did.’” — Jessica Williams [0:27:02] Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Jessica Williams on LinkedIn Jessica's Overemployed LinkedIn Post Refine Labs Talk Talent to Me Hired


18 Oct 2022

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Developing a Culture of Respect and Equality with Refine Labs’ Jessica Williams

People Analytics

Jessica Williams is the Vice President of People at Refine Labs where she has responsibility for strategy deployment in their culture practices, talent acquisition, compensation mapping, performance management, employee relations, diversity & inclusion, training, and policy development.Jessica is a coach as well as an HR executive, has an educational background in psychology and sociology, and was named one of the Top 15 Coaches in Fort Worth, Texas in 2021.Jessica prides herself in applying her experience in DE&I, leadership development, and project management to help Professionals of Color seeking upward career mobility or new employment opportunities. Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss on this episode of People Analytics: The benefits of working with startups. Key areas to focus on when building a culture from scratch. Why it’s important to speak to every employee in a startup when starting out. How past toxic experiences can shape who you become. How different generations respond to inappropriate work behavior. The benefits of reducing your team's workload on Friday. What it means for an organization to have a holistic culture. The benefits of having mandatory minimum time off. Resources: Refine Labs StaffGeek Connect with Jessica Williams:LinkedInConnect with the host: Lindsay Patton on LinkedIn Lindsay Patton by Email


20 Sep 2022

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Beauty Talk with Deida Massey and Jessica Williams of Last Looks Chicago

Beauty Talk with Denise & Janice Tunnell

Join Denise and Janice  LIVE tonight at 9pm EDT/8pm CDT/6pm PDT for a conversation with Film & TV Makeup Artists Deida Massey and Jessica Williams of Last Looks Chicago. The ladies will talk about Last Looks Chicago, an Industry depot for Industry professionals.  This program offers both an incubator and workforce program.  Tune in to learn more about what the program offers and so much more.  Tell a friend and tune in tonight for Beauty Talk, The hottest Beauty conversation online.

1hr 14mins

6 Jun 2022

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106. Period Equity with Jessica Williams from Days for Girls


welcome back to my ~bloody glamorous~ life!!! Happy menstruation may!!!!!! A time to bring awareness, acceptance and appreciation to our periods. In this episode I am honored to share the mic with Jessica Williams. Jessica is the Chief Development & Communications Officer for Days for Girls International and she is also the host of The Days for Girls Podcast. Jessica educates us on this amazing organization, their mission and the global issue of period poverty. Together we talk about the work that still needs to be done to break period stigmas and taboos, period empowerment and so much more. Thank you so much Jessica and everyone involved in Days for Girls. LINKS: DFG Website: https://www.daysforgirls.org/ DFG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daysforgirls/ DFG Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DaysforgirlsOrg DFG Podcast hosted by Jessica Williams: https://www.daysforgirls.org/podcast/


17 May 2022

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E03: Jessica Williams | Just Williams.

Social Allies: Let's Talk - with Jessica Facchini-Tucker

Jess sits down with the the wonderful Jessica Williams to discuss how vital it is to be authentic online. They discuss how Jessica started her own business, share a glass of Prosecco and talk about all things Business!


29 Apr 2022

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Remembering Jazz Pianist & Composer Jessica Williams

Fresh Air

Williams was a dazzling player and a favorite at Fresh Air. She died March 10 at 73. We'll listen back to her 1997 performance and interview.


15 Apr 2022

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Jessica Williams’ Journey From Daily Show Correspondent to Wizarding World Witch

Collider Ladies Night

With Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore due out in theaters on April 15th, Jessica Williams joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to discuss how she went from Daily Show correspondent to picking up the wand and joining the Wizarding World franchise.After making a brief cameo appearance in The Crimes of Grindelwald, Williams’ Professor Eulalie Hicks becomes a main player in the third film of the Fantastic Beasts series. She’s a charms professor at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who has a history with Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore. When Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) starts making new moves to assume control of the Wizarding World, Dumbledore knows he won’t be able to stop him alone so assembles a team of the best of the best in an effort to take him down. That team includes someone who’s especially skilled in defensive magic, Williams’ Lally.Williams’ star soared when she became the youngest Daily Show correspondent in 2012. While her run on that show could lead some to believe that success as a comedian and host is the main career goal, acting is actually Williams’ top priority and has been ever since she was a kid courtesy of the support and encouragement she got from her family, especially from her grandmother. Hear all about that, get the play-by-play of her Daily Show audition, find out how Williams deals with on-set challenges and loads more on this episode of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


11 Apr 2022

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Growing into Percussion with Jessica Williams

That Dan Band Show

Dan is joined by Jessica Williams, Instructor of Percussion at Alabama State University. They discuss her evolution from a young pianist to a professional percussionist, how she found a passion for the steelpan, and how she's successfully maneuvered through the percussion industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

25 Mar 2022

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Jessica Williams Vs The Simon Orchestra Disco Mix

Pete Rendon OldSchool & NewSchool Mixes

Jessica Williams & The Simon Orchestra Disco Dance Hit’s


25 Feb 2022