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Work at Home RockStar Podcast

Are you a Work @ Home RockStar or do you want to be one? Host Tim Melanson interviews self-employed Home Business "RockStars" to learn how they have built their businesses from the comfort of their own home.
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Now displaying: August, 2021
Aug 30, 2021

SHOW NOTES

Good Note: Leaving her public service job to start her business. She wanted her own time and not to be missing out on living. She did everything possible for the change in lifestyle including implementing things her employer was already doing and maximizing her. With an emergency fund she made the transition.

Bad Note: You don’t need to invest so much in every aspect of your business. With hindsight she figured that too much money was spent on her website & branding. Don’t give total power for someone to make your decisions. Use and spend your money wisely.

Instruments: Social media allows you to get to get connected with multiple people but you don’t need to be on every platform. Use the appropriate social media for what message you’re trying to get across. Tag people you’re working with on instagram or say what you’re doing on twitter. Don’t simply copy and past to every platform.

THE STORY

Sharita M. Humphrey is a nationally-recognized, award-winning finance expert and money ambassador. Having previously been broke and homeless herself, Sharita knows first-hand that financial freedom has a blueprint and she’s committed to helping women change the financial trajectories of their lives.

Sharita is a certified financial educator, speaker and coach. At her namesake financial consulting company, Sharita helps minority women better understand, manage and grow their money. Sharita also helps Black and Brown entrepreneurs learn how to accelerate their businesses and secure funding through her other company, BH Ventures which offers a comprehensive education program.

Sharita was named the 2020 National Financial Educator of the Year for her work within her local community and across the country. Sharita recently expanded her educational services internationally, collaborating with the U.S. Embassy in Namibia to educate entrepreneurs in Africa. Sharita regularly contributes to entrepreneurial outlets including Startup Nation and the blog for America’s Small Business Development Centers. She has been featured in top-tier media including CNBC, iHeartMedia, Forbes, Yahoo Finance and BBC World News.

Aug 23, 2021

SHOW NOTES

Good Note: Having a career in online advertising she never felt fulfilled. With a craving to make an impact she decided to go back to grad school, with getting a masters in spiritual psychology. Finally launched her own coaching practice while simultaneously managing a sales team and raising a family. A very proud feeling.

Bad Note: Membership programs have always been quite popular, but even with good content, spending money and figuring out the back end, 2 people joined. Without a community or clients she found that she was trying to take a short cut. It’s really easy to compare yourself to others even though you are in a completely different position. Build foundation.

Learning from the best: The coaching business has turned into a billion dollar business. The downside is the bar is so low to get in. The people that make phenomenal coaches are the ones that walk the talk. Finding coaches that are different ages can benefit you as well as for different kinds of skills such as parts of your business or personal development.

Instruments: Have a space to work that feels good & organized. Structure your time to have your goal come to fruition.

Practice makes Progress: “ Clients aren’t made outside of a conversation. ” Practice by being in uncomfortable positions and learn from the feedback.

THE STORY

Sarah is a leading Success Coach who works with prominent Creative Executives and Entrepreneurs in the Arts & Entertainment Industry and specializes in helping them thrive at the intersection of creativity and impact. Sarah’s recently been featured by London DailyThrive Magazine, and just wrapped an interview with world-renowned photographer Jeff Lipsky on her own Legacy Talk series.

She is a digital media vet working for giants like Amazon, MySpace, and Newscorp in the early days leading their sales teams both domestically and in London and is also a mother of 3 boys.

She’s obsessed with helping people live their legacy, through refining their leadership because how folks show up and relate to people, situations, etc is the only thing they truly have control over.

Aug 16, 2021

SHOW NOTES

Good Note: It’s always good to show your client the data points. After looking through their businesses using web tracking methods they can pick apart what could be needed to get more traffic.

Bad Note: While working with certain clients on their online presence, Eric had ran into a situation where the client was using copyrighted material for their blogs. Turning into a real problem when working with google.

Practice makes Progress: Keep doing it & testing it. Never stop educating yourself on the subject especially technology. Just look at the innovation in the past 10 years.

Bandmates: Picking colleague based on referrals. When in business you take care of your clients the referrals will follow. You can also offer free audits.

Getting Fans: Wether it is local or international, the campaign is different when helping a business get leads. Lock in to key words for your business and how your competitors are being found.

THE STORY

This Is My South Bay is a digital marketing agency located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.  Our agency specializes in helping small to mid size businesses gain exposure online with a variety of digital marketing strategies.  We are an agency that focuses on driving traffic to our clients website utilizing the power of search engines and optimizing websites to be ranked organically.  This practice is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  Book an appointment now to speak with a representative on how to drive potential clients to your website.

Aug 9, 2021

SHOW NOTES

Good Note: After going from commercial fishing to sales, Shopanova dialled in their own marketing for customers and it really took off. Creating a business that solved the problem of their first video production business.

Bad Note: During the transition of jobs, there was about a year of grinding and making mistakes. Hiring someone for sales too early on ended in a way only generating enough income to pay the employee. It took learning and having other jobs to make it all work.

Learning From the Best: Finding someone who already made a successful agency and learning from them. The slowest way to learn, is to learn from experience.

Practice Makes Progress: Through repetition, take every hardship and mistake as motivation. When you have that lens you can start to view them as gifts to something better. Continue showing up and be patient.

Getting Fans: Running their own paid add campaigns. Celebrate your clients stories to encourage them and show others.

THE STORY

Shopanova is the go-to agency for scaling e-commerce stores. We get our clients up-and-running with a trajectory for growth quicker than ever.

Aug 2, 2021

SHOW NOTES

Good Note: Using the time during COVID to redo their entire app that hadn’t been redesigned in over 7 years.

Bad Note: There have been many pivots over the years, it took realizing that the 1 type of customer that they had been revolving their business around was not best customers to look for. Redesign the old model and track your metrics.

Bandmates: Working personally harder will only get you so far, you can’t be good at everything let only give it their 100% focus. Alleviate it with bandmates to spread the work accordingly. With the expense of hiring, you will make it back in the long run whether it been personally or financially.

Cash Flow: Being a very conservative company, they determine what’s left over and how to allocate that. Take the time to think things through. Don’t go too crazy with your money and don’t be too stingy.

Instruments: In the early days it was more about working with what you have. Later to realize there are many different types of tools to help with being more efficient. Tools for project management, messengers, dropbox etc.. Even if they are not necessary you can always give them a try.

THE STORY

teelaunch is a leading print on demand fulfillment company. We take your design ideas and orders and fulfil them from start to finish. When someone orders on your website, we will print the product, ship the product and act as a customer liaise if anything goes wrong. Put simply, you don’t need any inventory, any large investments or anywhere to store and ship your products. You ONLY pay for the items printed, so you ONLY pay if you sell something! Focus on what you’re good at and what’s most important to your business – and we will take care of the rest!

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