Work @ 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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Aug 7, 2017

Dwayne Roberts started as an entrepreneur selling knock off perfumes at the age of 19 then progressing to real estate until he found the world of online marketing. Dwayne has made over 1 million dollars using online lead generation techniques and now teaches others business owners how to duplicate his success for their business or to run their own Digital Marketing Agency. 



  • How Dwayne became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • The difference between experts and novice is the expert has made more mistakes
  • How to find help in your business
  • Dwayne never hires the lowest bid, and he never hires the highest bid… Find out why
  • How Dwayne deals with dream stealers
  • Dwayne shares the details of his “Jam Room”
Jul 31, 2017

Meliss Jakubovic is a Facebook Ads Expert and Marketing Specialist. She’s a self-proclaimed Serial Entrepreneur and a hustler full of passion. Her ad agency, Meliss Marketing helps businesses and entrepreneurs put their product or service in front of the right client or customer so they can scale their business strategically and spend time doing what they love to do.

As a single mom of two boys, it is incredibly important for Meliss to use her time efficiently and effectively and that’s why she is determined to get sh*t done for her clients.

Meliss is an extremely hard worker and loves to help people achieve their goals. Problem-solving and resourcefulness are some of her best qualities.

She attributes her success to being an entrepreneur herself and her love of learning new systems and strategies. Meliss believes that the learning and creative process never ends.



  • How Meliss became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Take action on your instinct
  • One failure leads to the next success
  • The more good people you have on your team the more you can get done
  • Meliss paints a picture of her jam room
  • Making your own schedule and maximizing productivity as a single mom
  • The importance of “Me Time”
  • Meliss shares tips for first steps to starting your own home business
Jul 24, 2017

Lisa England is a writer, storyteller and creative coach helping high-achieving, heart-centered women set their creativity free and attract their best customers and fans by speaking freely. Her two programs, Creative Momentum and the Passion Profit Jumpstart, offer a creative woman everything she needs to get into her natural artistic flow and then turn her passion into a profit. Lisa lives and works on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI.



  • How Lisa became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • What you need to have in place before you build your website
  • You should prove your business through a facebook page
  • Step by step how to build your audience and get sales
  • Lisa has a huge band to help her in her business
  • Lisa shares the details of her jam room
  • The habits and rituals that keep Lisa healthy and productive
  • “If we are not keeping our minds, thoughts in the place we want to go to, then we are going to keep us stuck in the place we come from”
Jul 18, 2017

Suzanne Adams is a bestselling Author, Transformational Speaker, & Life Purpose Consultant that is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. Suzanne was a Speaker at the 2016 Hay House World Summit and has recently been featured on TV on NBC and FOX.

Suzanne is thrilled to be leading workshops and retreats around the world. She also loves to share her secrets to success with you through her books, digital courses, and inspirational talks. Suzanne believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and living a life of fulfillment and joy!



  • How Suzanne became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Suzanne shares with us how she found her life purpose
  • Meditation’s importance for those who are self-employed
  • Be careful who you share your dreams/business with when you first get started to avoid the dream stealers
  • How to overcome money blocks when charging for your services
  • Finding the right people to help you with your business
  • The habits and rituals that lead to Suzanne’s success
Jul 11, 2017

Terra Winston, Ringleader of inTerractions and Principal of  inTerract Consulting, has dedicated her life to helping her clients unleash the potential of each employee.  She is a leadership consultant and executive coach with 20 years of internal and external business consulting experience.  Terra has a flexible style that has driven results in boardrooms and on plant floors, for Fortune 100 companies and small start-ups, alike.



  • How Terra became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • What did Terra’s family and friends think when she started her business
  • The importance of setting up systems for your business
  • Why a “Home Business”?
  • Terra thinks it’s important to have someone to hold her accountable
  • How Terra finds good people
  • Terra has a “thinking day”
  • Proper planning!
Jun 26, 2017

Jeff Elder is the founder and owner of Sync Three, an inbound marketing and sales agency located in Dublin, Ohio. His company helps B2B companies develop and implement strategies that combine inbound marketing, proven sales approaches and technology to create trust-building human experiences that drive revenue.

Jeff’s passion and mission grew out of the closure of a colleague’s business. This was the result of a lack of understanding about how to market and sell to today’s consumer. Unfortunately, there is a major disconnect between many companies and today’s buyer. Jeff knows very well that one of the toughest marketing and sales challenges for many companies today is to make real human connections with these consumers.



  • How Jeff became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • The power of the why
  • Jeff shares the details of what his “band” looks like
  • Using bartering and joint venture as a business building strategy
  • Why would a marketing firm hire a marketing director? Brilliant!
  • Airplane mode time and scheduled task for that time
  • Jeff shares his home office setup
Jun 5, 2017

Donna Brown helps her clients find their fabulous!  She is a mindset coach, Reiki Master, crystal healer and author and speaks on topics such as power of positive thinking and the Law of Attraction. She recently shared her story in a collaborative work entitled “Women Who Ignite”. She is thrilled to empower others to live the life of their dreams; her desire is helping others find their fabulous by assisting them to uncover their true passion. She enjoys guiding her clients to find the crystals that speak to them and provide the healing energy they are seeking.   She especially loves sending her Reiki infused crystals to her Crystal of the Month Club members and often receives messages that the crystal was exactly what they needed.   



  • How Donna became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Donna shares how she overcame her greatest challenge
  • Listen to Donna’s story about when she jumped off a cliff
  • Be a role model for your kids and be accountable
  • Donna talks about her “tribe”
  • The power of the Moon!
  • “When you are grateful, you find more things to be grateful for”
  • How to enlist the support from those around you
May 30, 2017

Tiffany Stokes is the Healthy Accountant. She helps hard working women with big vision who struggle with pain, uncertainty and lack thrive in their health and finances by getting right to the source of their stress, so they can bring their whole life into a place of consistent well-being. Through years of financial and health struggles and then experiencing a traumatic health experience a few years ago, she realized that there was a direct connection between health and finance. Now she strives to help other women with their health, and finances if needed, so they don’t have to spend years struggling as she did.



  • How Tiffany became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Transitioning from a government job to self-employment
  • The Power of a good coach
  • How to get the kids involved in business
  • Tiffany shares her habits and rituals for a healthy life and business
  • Find your gifts and passions and build a business around it
May 15, 2017

Elizabeth DeRosa is a mom, author and holistic health coach. She shares her knowledge, passion and past medical challenges to help individuals and families find the right balance in their own lives. In her book, Finding the Way, Elizabeth explores the connection between chemicals and toxins found in our daily lives and the rise of disease that continues to be seen in both children and adults today. Elizabeth believes that a healthy balance in all aspects of your life creates unstoppable wellness and abundance.



  • How Elizabeth became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Business is about solving problems
  • Elizabeth shares how she turned a failure into a learning experience for her daughter
  • She shares her habits and rituals
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Use a diffuser and appropriate oils for the right mood
  • Do some research on what you want to do on social media before starting your business
  • Join Facebook groups to learn about struggles and get ideas and also to find a coach
  • Be vulnerable and ask for help
May 8, 2017

Joe Bernstein is an expert in creation and destruction. He is a coach and the owner of Drop the Armor Wellness. After spend the first 30 years of his life obese and disempowered, Joe lost 160 lbs and has kept it off. His process of external transformation was lead by internal transformation, not diets or intense exercise. After healing his own obesity, anxiety, body image issues, fear based thinking, dysfunction in relationship and sexual disempowerment, Joe set out on a mission to devoting his life to helping people understand that who you are today does not have to be who you are in the future.

In his coaching practice Joe helps you understand the process of transformation and how to stick with it through triumphs and challenges. Clients work with Joe to do anything from losing weight, to having more sex, to training for 600 mile bike races, to creating amazing transitions in career and relationship. Whatever obstacles you are facing in life Joe will help you Drop the Armor and create a pathway to overcoming them. Even his clients who have created an amazing life have desires that are unmet and Joe helps them do what it takes to become the creator of what they deserve.

So you know that one thing that you have always thought you could never change about who you are? Or that one thing that you have always wanted but you believe is impossible within the context of your life? Joe knows that destroying the old way of being or creating the new way is not only possible, but it is your calling in life to evolve and grow in that way. He helps you see what is possible and walks along the path with you for the entire journey.



  • How Joe became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Joe shares his personal story of his struggles with his health
  • He tells us about his mentors and his circle of influence and support
  • Make space to try new things and meet new people
  • Joe shares his daily habits
  • Start small and get a win!
May 1, 2017

Jen’s mission is to ‘Love’ humanity forward by supporting awakening women and awakened women through personal transformation and spiritual growth so that each person can witness their own divine radiance.

She is a voice for the light and has dedicated her life to helping individuals manifest their dreams.

Jen is a Spiritual Alchemist; an Educator, Energy Healer, Master Life Coach, Manifestation Expert and creator of The Mavros Method of Manifestation. A student of holistic self-mastery, she is an Internationally certified and licensed Life Coach having received training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming [NLP] and currently obtaining her Doctorate Degree in Metaphysical Science. She has a comprehensive understanding of energy through her work as a Reiki and Pranic Healing Practitioner and her studies in Metaphysics and Meditation.

For the past two years, she’s supported over 5500+ entrepreneurs, healers, coaches, and network marketers, to co-create the lives and businesses they truly desire.



  • How Jen became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Started her business part time, but had a cushion
  • Shares how she started a business with no clients and made it work
  • So many people told Jen they would hire her but didn't when she started her business
  • Things got moving when she hired her first mentor
  • Never wait for things to be perfect
  • Listen to your intuition
  • It’s ok to try the advice of mentors, but it may not actually work just take the learning experience
  • You are who you hang out with!  Find a mastermind and a coach
  • Jen shares her habits and rituals
Apr 24, 2017

Ken Course has helped thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs world-wide reach their goals. He’s generated over $50 million in revenue online for clients and partners in over 10 years of digital marketing ranging from sales training to real estate to personal development. He has been a featured speaker and trainer at over 150 events in the US, Canada, Australia, and UK. He has shared the stage with Les Brown, Kevin Harrington, Rick Frishman, Mark Victor Hansen and many more.

Ken teaches entrepreneurs how to create 6 figure businesses, how to find new customers with digital marketing, creating funnels to make more money from every customer, developing powerful and profitable programs, how to scale your business, how to become a passionate, influential leader, and how to develop your vision for success.


  • How Ken became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Ken shares his advice on delegation
  • The job of a coach is to see the things in you and in your business that you don’t see
  • Ken changes coaches frequently, but keeps the same mentors
  • The joys of doing business with friends
  • Don’t burn bridges
  • Normally your first reaction isn’t your best reaction
Apr 17, 2017

Cassie Parks loves the ocean, dancing for no reason and the power of possibly. Her best-selling books include the topics of money, business and lifestyle design. She is a mentor for those who want to turn their wildest dreams into their dreams come true. Manifest $10,000 hits bookstores in May 2017.




  • How Cassie became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Cassie shares the dangers of going “all in” and quitting your job to start your business
  • Going full time doesn’t necessarily make you more productive
  • Get clear on what you really want
  • Choose work that you want to say yes to
  • Get clear on what you want from the people you hire and outline it for them immediately
Apr 10, 2017

Jeremy Barnhart is a co-owner and VP of Franchise Development at Apex Fun Run. He has a background in accounting/finance and a variety of other business ventures. Apex Fun Run’s passion is to help teachers (10% of the funds raised go to the teacher), as well as students and schools. The company partners with schools to raise funds for equipment and other campus needs. The concept incorporates a two-week character building and leadership program that culminates with a student “run” to raise donations for schools. Students ask people they know to pledge money for each completed lap, between 26-36. Young and enthusiastic Apex staff members lead the program, and all students get jerseys and prizes for jobs well done. Apex Fun Run raises more money for schools than any other fundraiser, averaging about $23,000.



  • How Jeremy became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Diversify!
  • Jeremy explains why an office is not necessary
  • How to handle serious business calls when you have children interrupting
  • Why not learn about failures from someone else instead of making your own mistakes
  • Everyone can be a leader
  • Focus on strengths
Apr 3, 2017

We are Tyler Hassman & Bailey Mosiman, the Masterminds behind the growing Real Estate Company M&H Real Estate Investments. Patience, Persistence, & Perspiration are three words that we live by. We believe that the accumulation of wealth does not come easy, and will can not be gained without taking well calculated and educated investments, backed by sheer hard work. Even at a young age, we have years of experience in business, sales, and real estate. Throughout the past, we have learned from our high level of experiences that trust and reliability in any business venture / investment is the most important aspect.



  • How Tyler & Bailey became a Work @ Home RockStars
  • Having the right coaches, mentors and mastermind is a BIG deal
  • Driven ambitious people attract mentors
  • Tyler and Bailey talk about taking the less traveled route of entrepreneurship right out of high school
  • The boys talk about their goals list and how to make it into a friendly competition
  • Look for a mentor that knows the business you are in who has had some success
Mar 27, 2017

I’m passionate about getting press coverage for food brands, charities and entrepreneurs. I’ve been a Publicist for 5 years and each week secure 30+ new media opportunities for my clients. By working together we will increase your influence, credibility and following which will position you as an internationally known leader.



  • How Heather became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Got pushed out of her job because of her interest in Network Marketing
  • Things really got moving when she hired an assistant
  • Heather tells us about her home office
  • Heather shares her story about getting called out by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The power of Facebook groups
  • Heather strongly recommends going on TV and radio locally
Mar 20, 2017

Athlete and personal trainer turned entrepreneur who built a sales organization that produced over 13,000,000 a month in sales inside 3 years. Founder of Let’s Hug It Out, the positive apparel brand that is on a mission to spread hugs, positive vibes and happiness around the world. Co-founder of Young Pros and the Young Pros show, a young entrepreneur development company who works specifically with millennials to help them develop and grow the entrepreneur inside them. Matthew’s core mission is to impact Life Health and Prosperity for all.



  • How Matt became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Matt discusses his transition from an employee to an entrepreneur
  • You are who you hang out with
  • As you start to develop yourself, you tend to drift away from people who aren’t going in the same direction
  • How to put yourself around millionaires
  • Success is something you attract by becoming a successful person
  • Matt shares his habits; Reading, Audio Books, Exercise, Massage & Sauna
  • How to install new habits
  • Matt carries books everywhere
  • If there is clutter in your environment, there is clutter in your head
  • Action steps to become a Work at Home RockStar
  • Spend as much time planning your life as you do planning your vacation
Mar 13, 2017

Virtual strategy expert, Holly J. Kile, has been supporting entrepreneurs virtually for more than a decade. Her experience as a virtual assistant and online business manager combined with her expertise in business strategy makes her an ideal partner to work with growing businesses. Holly is passionate about helping businesses grow with a virtual team as well as helping teach those who desire to work as a virtual assistant how to create a professional, successful business for themselves.​



  • How Holly became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Holly admits her biggest mistake was not hiring a coach soon enough and not spending enough time on branding
  • We discuss the necessary costs involved in working from home (which are different than a brick and mortar business)
  • Holly gives a shout out to her “groupies”
  • Be careful how much time you spend in groups of people who are struggling
  • Don’t spend more time on the complainer than the fans
  • Keep a separate dedicated space for your office
  • Movie Soundtracks are the music of choice for work
  • Don’t just block off time for appointments, but block off the time for work
  • Holly has a 3 generation household… Find out her tricks
  • If the “work-hat” is on then don’t bother Holly
  • Involve your kids in your work if you can



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Mar 6, 2017

Isabel Hundt is the author of The Power of Faith-Driven Success and a certified Vision & Transformation Coach, international speaker, World-Visionary, Empath-Warrior™ and ambassador of Global Presence Leadership.
Over the past years Isabel developed a successful business by traveling all over to share her enlightening message of tuning in to our true selves.

Her passion is to support young adults create, live and transform their lives by understanding the scientific and spiritual connections between their heart and brain and by discovering their unique and magical gifts hidden within.

She also teaches how to use our emotions and intuition as a powerful guide in business and life. Isabel has especially a heart for the Empaths of the world of entrepreneurs.



  • How Isabel became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • She shares her biggest challenges as someone from Germany living in the US
  • Took online courses to learn how to be a coach and hired a coach
  • Isabel talks about how she was able to let go of control and hire good people
  • Shares how she works at home with a small child at home
  • Likes to listen to music while she’s working
  • Put money aside while working a job so that you can eventually go full time in your business
Feb 27, 2017

Texas born and bred with ALOHA SPIRIT and a sprinkling of So Cal carefree Meghan M. Alonso, founder and CEO of Imua Services, has been named a medical device development expert, by Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington and respected so much that they collaborated on the book “Put a Shark in your Tank” together. She thrives on helping entrepreneurs and startups turn medical invention ideas into reality and is known for her valuable connections in the industry. She’s a patriotic military wife, pet parent, founder and co-founder of 4 successful companies When she isn’t helping others, Meghan is hard at work on her MBA she is pursuing from Auburn University, staying active with her adorable husky Abby, crossfitting, enjoying great restaurants and fine wine with her husband, and soaking up the sun on the So Cal beaches. 



  • How Meghan became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Watch the cash flow, you can’t run at a loss for very long
  • Meghan gives big advice for going into business with a partner
  • Make time for yourself
  • Tips and resources to find a Virtual team
  • Meghan shares her morning routine
  • Start with your why
Feb 20, 2017

As a Financial Advisor and Real Estate Entrepreneur my husband and I have built a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio. We started in September 2007 and currently own 437 doors valued around $47M – primarily in Joint Ventures with others and purchased with Other People’s Money. In 2010 we were inducted into The Tigrent Learning Hall of Fame (Robert Kiyosaki) for our start up success at utilizing the strategies we learned. Our portfolio is almost entirely invested in Saskatchewan. We recently partnered with a couple of our students and purchased 33 doors in Winnipeg, MB. Our major operations are long term buy and hold rentals. We have had the same property management team in place throughout the time ran by my oldest daughter. We are in the process of building a couple new up down duplexes for another Real Estate Investor through our company Tamco Homes. One of the major things we love about long term buy and hold is the mortgage pay down as whether markets are up or down this is a constant and we now have over $25,000 per month in mortgage pay down.

Although we have a nice size portfolio, we also have a few other business’s and income streams. We are 50% owners of Tamco Homes – a small volume custom home and commercial builder, renovator and remediation specialist – in business since 2009. And a feedlot cleaning business, Keep Corral Cleaning owned and operated since 2001.

In May of 2014 after being approached by several people asking how we had built such a massive portfolio in such a short period of time we started our Real Estate Training/Coaching Business that primarily helps people learn about using OPM to buy Real Estate. I absolutely love sharing what we’ve learned through the years and helping others build passive income through investing in Real Estate.

We are always looking to expand our portfolio and businesses and believe that quality opportunities and win win relationships will always attract the Investors and Partners required to expand.



  • How Edna became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • How she set herself up to be able to work from home
  • People don’t want to know everything you know… that’s why they have you
  • All the top producers in her field use a coach… so she hired one
  • Hire a coach who is doing what you want to do
  • Find a specialty
  • Edna includes meditation as part of her regular routine
  • 90% of a person’s success is mindset, especially when you are dealing with money
  • Your pain can push you for a while, but your vision will pull you
  • Keep doing the things that brought you success even after you get some success
Feb 13, 2017

Jennah Lear is a Cleveland State University graduate with a business background from The Kauffman Foundation. She owns Blue Loui Studio, located in Lakewood, OH. As a Branding Designer, she works with women business owners and entrepreneurs to co-creative impactful design for purpose-driven brands that tell their story, attract soul-aligned clients, AND increase their bottom line.



  • How Jennah became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • Never “create” in a place of scarcity
  • Shares her story about having to go back to a job
  • Vision Boards and Accountability Parters
  • Find a supportive community of like minds
  • Podcasts are a great way to motivate yourself.  So is coffee. 
Feb 6, 2017

Lisa Reed is the founder of Rockstar Virtual, a company providing virtual assistant services. She herself is a career professional Executive Assistant and serves entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, celebrities, C-suite executives, and more. Lisa is a detail-minded, laser focused assistant, with an extremely direct approach. This has helped her to forge long-lasting client relationships, and to lead the Rockstar Virtual team to success. An Oregon native, Lisa now resides in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

Jan 30, 2017
  • How Cornelia became a Work @ Home RockStar
  • How to work from home with your spouse
  • You have to clarify what needs to happen to earn a living and also to live a life
  • How to set boundaries and work with kids at home with you
  • Be slow to hire, be quick to fire!
  • Culture eats strategy for breakfast every day
  • Hire friends as “brand ambassadors”
  • How podcasts and audiobooks can help motivate you
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