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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: October, 2023
Oct 30, 2023

Ever dream of hitting six figures in 90 days? Natalie Guzman, CEO of Nadora Org, did exactly that - and she’s here to share how! Natalie’s journey to success as a virtual assistant has been nothing short of extraordinary; her relentless passion for a flexible career that pays the bills and then some is genuinely inspiring. From the power of retainers to the pitfalls of project-based work, she offers deep insights into how she propelled her business to new heights. And should you be worried about tech issues? Natalie's got you covered. This episode is a goldmine of insights for anyone seeking to build a successful virtual assistant business!



Who is Natalie Guzman?

 

Natalie Guzman became a virtual assistant in 2015 after her job told her she had two days to give birth and then would have to return to work. She immediately started her virtual assistant business to make money from home on her terms. When she decided to turn her side hustle into an agency, it hit six figures in 3 months. Now Natalie owns multiple businesses, including a Virtual Assistant agency and business consulting firm, and all-in-one software for businesses to build websites, emails, automation, and more while raising her family in southwest Florida.



Connect with Natalie

Website: https://nadora.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalieguzmanva/

FB: https://facebook.com/nkeyes91

IG: https://www.instagram.com/itsnatalieguzman




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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/

 

In This Episode:

[0:38] What’s Natalie’s good note?

[3:23] What’s the bad note, and how can people avoid it?

[10:29] On hiring the right band members

[17:02] How does she get fans?

[24:14] What tools does she use to get business success?

[26:36] Guest solo: What’s exciting in her business?

[27:30] Who would benefit the most out of NadorU?

[28:34] Find out more

[29:25] Outro

 

Oct 23, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a thriving business with your spouse? Alex Pauls, the owner of KP Designs, and I explore the nuances of an entrepreneurial journey fueled with partnership, productivity, and a positive mindset. From doubling their business consecutively for two years to serving a global audience, Alex's tale is a testament to the limitless opportunities awaiting every aspiring entrepreneur. This episode is a treasure trove of entrepreneurial wisdom, from maintaining a strong partnership and a productive workspace to exploring alternative education and the power of AI. Tune in to join us on this thrilling ride!



Who is Alexander Pauls?

 

As a strategy expert, Alex’s leading skill is seeing & knowing people. He builds meaningful relationships that allow him to identify all the distinctive aspects that motivate change-makers. It is through his genuine respect for others that Alex can design strategies that will help trailblazers be found by those who need them most.

 

A motorcycle voyageur, Alex is on a journey to build lasting relationships and design visibility strategies for your business. He understands that the world needs your products and services. With Alex as your SEO and strategy pilot, he ensures your ideal customers find you.

 

Connect with Alex:

Website: ​​www.kpdesign.ca

                www.conqueryourbusiness.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-pauls/



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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/



In This Episode:

[0:39] What’s Alex’s story of business success?

[1:17] What didn’t go as Alex planned?

[9:17] How does he balance family and work life?

[12:12] How does he approach learning more?

[15:06] On delegating

[17:43] How is his jam room set up?

[22:17] What’s their strategy for getting fans?

[34:34] What’s exciting in his business right now?

[38:03] Where to find Alex

[39:14] Outro

 

Oct 16, 2023

Ever felt the cold grip of uncertainty choke your ambitions as a business owner? Denise Cagan, CEO of DCA Virtual Business Support, has walked that path and emerged victorious. In a candid chat, she takes us on her journey of transforming a faltering business into a successful venture within a year's span. Her secret weapon? A trio of mentors, coaches, and advisors. Denise also recounts her experience of transitioning from a sole proprietorship to an S corp, a costly error that taught her the value of sound knowledge and resources in making substantial business decisions. Learn from her experiences, avoid the pitfalls, and chart your own course to success.



Who is Denise Cagan?

 

Denise Cagan is the Founder of DCA Virtual Business Support. Her company offers VASuperheros, social media management, graphic design, and website support for growing businesses. Denise Cagan started her first company while still working as a QA Manager at Coca-Cola. After a year of doing both, she moved on to become a full-time business owner at DiCi Services. She grew DiCi for 10 years, selling it in 2011. At that time, Denise established a second and third company. Only one of these remains today, which is her current business. She attributes her success in navigating the business world to her strong operational and management style and being an incredible business advisor. Denise graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Quality Systems Development.



Connect with Denise

Website: https://dcavirtual.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/DCAVirtual/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dcavirtual/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/dcavirtual



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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/



In This Episode:

[0:38] What’s Denise’s good note?

[4:35] The bad note: What didn’t go as planned?

[8:22] Who are the people in her band?

[16:46] How does she approach getting fans?

[21:29] On learning what she knows

[24:13] What’s exciting in her business right now?

[25:15] Where to find Denise

[25:41] Who would get the most benefit out of working with her?

[28:11] Outro

 

Oct 9, 2023

Discover the compelling journey of our guest, Aunia Kahn, the dynamic CEO of Rise Visible, who overcame debilitating and undiagnosed illnesses. Aunia's story is far from ordinary, as she turned her personal trials into a powerful force that propelled her business to heights unimaginable. Her remarkable transformation, from undercharging as a self-employed business owner to understanding her worth and the market rates, is a vital lesson for every entrepreneur. We also chat about building connections, striking a balance between providing value and authenticity, and the criticality of separating work from personal life - an enlightening and enriching conversation that you wouldn't want to miss.



Who is Aunia Kahn?

 

Aunia Kahn is a multi-faceted entrepreneur and a globally awarded and collected artist/photographer, published author, curator, and inspirational speaker.

 

Kahn’s artistic journey started as a therapeutic response to a challenging upbringing and her enduring battle with chronic illnesses like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Dysautonomia, and POTS. Art became a way to express herself and a survival mechanism, rather than an initial career pursuit.

 

Her artwork and photography weave together human and animal subjects, blending symbolism, nature, anatomy, and the profound themes of mortality and rebirth. Her chosen mediums include watercolor, colored pencil, ink, gouache, collage and a Nikon

 

Her work has been in over 300+ exhibitions in 10+ countries; at institutions such as San Diego Art Institute, iMOCA, St. Louis Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. She has lectured at colleges and universities, and has been featured in Yahoo, Prevention Magazine, Authority Magazine, and Entrepreneur on Fire.

 

Kahn’s influence extends beyond her own work; she’s honored to have served as both gallerist and curator for internationally recognized books and projects. She is also the owner of Rise Visible, a web design and digital marketing agency, as well as the founder of Create for Healing.




Connect with Aunia:

Website: https://www.risevisible.com

                http://auniakahn.com

                https://createforhealing.com/



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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/

 

 

In This Episode:

[0:35] What’s Aunia’s good note?

[4:07] What’s another bad note?

[16:05] How does she stay on top of her skillset?

[22:58] How does she get fans?

[27:06] How is her jam room set up?

[34:04] Guest solo: What’s exciting in her business right now?

[36:47] Where to find Aunia

[37:45] Outro

 

Oct 2, 2023

Ever tried to juggle a multitude of tasks and wondered, "How can I effectively streamline this process?" Well, let's crack that code together as we chat with the insightful Coach Kyle from Blue Shirt Coaching. Packed with stories of success, particularly one about a family business that saw double growth under his guidance, this episode is a goldmine for entrepreneurs seeking practical tips to power their business growth. Kyle uncovers the magic of efficiency, the impact of price adjustments, and the power of social media. He also addresses a common entrepreneur's dilemma - delegating. With insightful solutions like experimenting with a virtual assistant or documenting processes, you're in for a treat! Get ready for a roller-coaster ride of inspiration, motivation, and actionable insights with this episode. Mark these words; it's going to be a game-changer!



Who is Kyle Gillette?

 

Kyle Gillette helps business owners who feel like they are on an island in a state of SOS (stressed out, overwhelmed, and stuck) shift to having more courage, confidence, and freedom than ever. Kyle has diverse experience running four businesses and a non-profit during his career. He has multiple coaching and behavioral assessment certifications and is the creator of the BLUE Shirt Leadership Framework. Where his clients learn to (B)e Self-Aware Leaders, (L)ead with Accountability, (U)se a Growth Mindset, and (E)mpower Others. Kyle is the author of Right Now Leadership -- A 4-Part Framework for Today's Leader. He regularly speaks at businesses, interviews on podcasts, and provides leadership training. Kyle loves doing CrossFit, hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing with family and friends when not working.



Connect with Kyle:

Website: https://blueshirtcoaching.com/

 

Grab a copy: http://blueshirtcoaching.com/book




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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

 

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: 

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar 

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/

 

In This Episode:

[0:39] What’s Kyle’s good note?

[2:58] Why do entrepreneurs have blocks in delegating?

[6:30] What’s the bad note? And how can people avoid or recover from it?

[13:37] How does he approach practicing and getting good at what he does?

[18:44] What tools does he use to achieve success in business?

[22:30] How important is it to balance every aspect of life as an entrepreneur?

[27:49] How does he make sure to keep the cash flow positive?

[31:21] What’s exciting in his business right now?

[33:06] How to find Kyle

[33:24] Who would get the most out of reading his book?

[34:18] Outro

 

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