Rank #1: Scaling Your Creative Business Without Abandoning Your Values – with Elizabeth Pape
How do you grow and scale a thriving business—without abandoning your values? Elizabeth Pape, designer and founder at Elizabeth Suzann, joins me to explain the ebb and flow of her role as a creative and a business owner and offer insight around expanding your business in terms of depth rather than production.
Rank #2: When Quitting the Creative Dream Is NOT an Option – with Marte Marie Forsberg
For food and lifestyle photographer Marte Marie Forsberg, quitting the dream is NOT an option. Listen in as she shares her journey to become a published author and learn how to avoid creating from a place of insecurity—while trusting that you have an important story to share.
Rank #3: How Bloggers & Influencers ACTUALLY Make Money - All About Our Revenue & Money
It is not uncommon to hear that a successful creative is earning more than $100K in revenue every year. But HOW? Today, I’m explaining the revenue streams that contribute to my annual earnings, how long it took to build a six-figure business, and why I’m shifting away from sponsorships to support aspiring entrepreneurs!
Rank #4: How I went from Depressed & Divorced to Living My Dream Life - with Beth Kirby
Are you under the impression that the people who ‘make it’ are special in some way? Well, that’s just not true. Today, I’m sharing the story of my ten-year battle with drug addiction and mental illness, describing the mindset shift that finally freed me to build the creative business—and life—that I love!
Rank #5: Marrying Spirituality & Wellness with Beauty & Creative Business – with Alison Wu
Belief is powerful. And for food stylist and Wu Haus blogger Alison Wu, spirituality is deeply connected to her ongoing wellness journey. Listen in as Alison explains how to embrace the woo and make intuitive decisions around your health—and the wellbeing of your creative business!
Rank #6: Finding Your Stride & Style as a Working Artist & Mother – with Stella Maria Baer
The life of an artist is one of uncertainty. You simply can’t predict how long it may take to turn your art into a job or how many paintings you will sell in a given month. Listen in as Stella Maria Baer shares how to make a living—without selling out!
Rank #7: What No One Tells You About ‘Making It’ in Creative Business – with Tara Mangini & Percy Bright
Creative entrepreneurs start a business in search of all things freedom, yet ‘making it’ often results in limitations on your time and creativity. Listen in as home designers Tara Mangini & Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co explain their decision to scale DOWN the business and redefine what success means for them.
Rank #8: Navigating Anxiety, Depression & Procrastination as a Creative Entrepreneur
If you suffer from depression, anxiety, overwhelm, perfectionism, burnout or procrastination, you are NOT alone. The struggle is all too common, especially among creative entrepreneurs. Listen in as I share the coping mechanisms that help me navigate mental health challenges and fight the ongoing battle against fear, insecurity and uncertainty.
Rank #9: How to Reinvent Yourself as a Multi-Passionate Creative – with Rebekka Seale
How do you do the hard work of reinventing yourself as an artist? Listen in as oil painter Rebekka Seale explains how her desire for making and learning has translated to several successful businesses and how she follows her internal North Star each time she’s called to a new creative pursuit.
Rank #10: Running a Multiple Six-Figure Business From Your Phone – with Sara Tasker
There are introverts, there are extroverts, and then there are webtroverts—those of us who embody our most comfortable selves on the internet. Listen in as writer-photographer turned social media coach Sara Tasker shares how the web has allowed her to establish a multiple six-figure business that she can run from her phone!
Rank #11: Business and Finance for Creative Entrepreneurs – with Shanna Skidmore
A lot of us creatives are resistant to the cultural idea of ‘more is better,’ yet we HAVE to be profitable to continue doing our creative work. Listen in as business strategist Shanna Skidmore explains how to decide what is ENOUGH and design a profitable business that fits the life YOU want!
Rank #12: Connecting to Your Spirit Through Creativity – with Satsuki Shibuya
You know that feeling when you’re immersed in the act of creating … and everything else seems to fall away? Listen in as artist and spiritual thinker Satsuki Shibuya shares her view of creativity as a ‘gateway to the soul’ and learn how Satsuki harnesses her gifts by honoring her own pace.
Rank #13: Saying the Real Magic Word: "NO" — with Beth Kirby
Saying NO comes with a lot of baggage—guilt, fear and shame. But when you say YES to things that don’t move your dreams forward, you end up scattered and stuck. Today, I’m debunking the myths around the word NO, discussing when, why and how to turn people down—without feeling like a jerk.
Rank #14: How To Be Original & Stand Out in the Creative Crowd – with Jen Olmstead
So, you want to stand out as a creative entrepreneur. But how do you develop a design aesthetic that feels like you? Listen in as Jen Olmstead of Tonic Site Shop explains where to go for inspiration that will resonate with your audience—without turning into a mash-up of the creatives you admire!
Rank #15: How to Get Freedom With Your Creative Business – with Athena Calderone
One of the greatest challenges for aspiring creative entrepreneurs? Limiting our scope to a single area of expertise. Listen in as chef, interior designer and entertaining expert Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon explains how she built a lifestyle brand that affords her the freedom to explore several different creative pursuits!
Rank #16: The Big Fears That Hold Creatives Back (and How to Overcome Them) - with Beth Kirby
Whatever goal you’re chasing, it’s easy to come up with list of reasons NOT to start. Today, I’m discussing how to overcome fear and take the first step. Listen in for insight around the most common fears that hold creatives back and learn how to confront those fears, walking through them bravely each day.
Rank #17: Living Slow & Working Hard – with Rebecca Gallop
When you build a brand based around your life, how do you know when work ends and life begins, or vice-versa? Does it mean your always working, or is there a way to stay intentional in your life and approach your commitment to business in a healthy way? Listen in as Rebecca Gallop of A Daily Something shares her approach to balancing work and life as a mom of three.
Rank #18: Insider Pinterest Secrets For Growing Your Business – with Yuka Ohishi
Most of us think of Pinterest as a place to collect ideas. But if you are a creative, the platform is also a powerful way to get your work out into the world. Listen in as Yuka Ohishi explains the best practices for leveraging Pinterest to improve your discoverability and grow your creative business!
Rank #19: Turning Your Passion Into Profit – with Lauren Haynes
So, you have a side hustle as a maker that you’d like to turn into a full-fledged, full-time creative business. Listen in as Lauren Haynes explains how her interest in herbalism and natural medicine grew into a successful venture known as Wooden Spoon Herbs—and hear her advice around monetizing a product you’re passionate about!
Rank #20: How To Build Community Running an Online Business – with Jenna Wilson & Cary Vaughan
Running an online business can be especially challenging for building a loyal customer base that believes in what you're doing since it's all living in a digital landscape. But if you ask Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughan, the internet has provided a previously unimaginable opportunity to grow a brand online that has both a thriving digital and in-person community of supporters.