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The Strategy Hour Podcast: Online Business | Blogging | Productivity - with Think Creative Collective

Get actionable strategies and killer marketing tips to grow your creative business inside The Strategy Hour podcast. Say goodbye to the “side-hustle” mindset and hello to getting paid (and paid well) to do what you love. Your hosts Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams from Boss Project share all the ins and outs of their experience growing a successful 6-figure online business. You’ll hear from some pretty amazing entrepreneurs like David Siteman Garland of the Rise to the Top, Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, Natalie Franke of the Rising Tide Society, and Ankur Nagpal of Teachable. These in depth interviews go straight to the meat and potatoes (a.k.a. Actionable steps you can take away and use in your business today). Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, including growing an online audience, email automation, diversifying your products and offers, generating more sales online, social media, outsourcing, affiliate marketing, productivity, systems, and how to treat your passion like the real business it is. It’s time to become a total creative BOSS! Find show notes and resources at thestrategyhour.com.
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Aug 30, 2017

Today we have our friend and ultimate boss babe, or should we say, legal babe, Christina Scalera on the show. We are super excited to get into this episode with you guys because today we are going to be chatting about something us creatives (honestly) don’t always think about. Now you’re wondering what that is, right?

Well, Christina helps creative entrepreneurs and wedding professionals make lots of money doing what they love. She is also out to cause a Ruckus™ in the legal world with legal marketing that doesn't suck. Today she is here to help us, creatives, make sure that we are protected and making smart and safe decisions online and especially so in the world of collaboration.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 28, 2017

Today we are talking about the thing that we have created to help you get more organized, get your hot mess systems in gear and what you need to be thinking about, asking yourself and doing if you truly want to have a productive work day and system to get more done in your business, (yes, that was a mouthful). You might think that we’re going to come in here and talk to you just about Trello for Business, which is incredible. What we’ve noticed is that some of ya’ll that enroll in that amazing program still feel overwhelmed and you don’t know how to get all the shit you have right now into Trello in an organized manner. Well, we are here to help you not get stressed out and overwhelmed in the process.

We made something for you. We could have recorded more content for the course, which we would, BUT we decided to do it a little differently. We put together a challenge for ya’ll to get your booty in gear, get yourself organized, have a plan in place, get your life in order, and plan for profit, plus then a system to keep it going over the long haul. Best yet, it’s FREE! You’re welcome. Our 4 Days To Sexy Systems is coming to you September 5th. Keep listening to find out more.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 25, 2017

On today’s episode we welcome Marissa Pane. Marissa is a life coach for women with depression and anxiety, who works to heal and inspire others. We have both struggled with mental illness throughout our lives and continue to struggle with mental illness. In this episode we talk through some of our own personal struggles with mental illness and give you some tactical ways to help you get through this, whilst running your own online business at the same time.

We focus on your ‘why’, how to deal with frustrated customers, and how to not have them affect you so emotionally. We also get into journaling, what happiness means, and finding out what is taking away from your joy. Marissa has 15 ways to combat mental illness and today’s episode is about solidarity with women who “get it” and equipping you with the action steps to improve your wellbeing, your business and your life! So grab the tissues (or the wine) and take a listen!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 23, 2017

Boss babes, you are in for a treat today. We are doing what we normally do after a launch. We are giving you all the nitty gritty details you won’t hear anywhere else. You are going to hear about ad spend, what we did, what we didn’t do, how much we made, all of what happened in our most recent launch which happens to be an affiliate launch for someone else’s course (not even our own program), that we just wrapped up in July 2017. If you have no clue what we’re talking about, go back to some of our older podcasts and give them a listen.

After having so much success with FB Everything we thought it beneficial to our audience to hear how we went about doing an affiliate launch. We spent money to market someone else’s program and that’s what we’re going to talk about today so if you’re even a tiny bit curious, keep listening!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 21, 2017

Today on the podcast we have Amanda Boleyn of She Did It Her Way podcast. Have you heard of her? Well, if you haven’t, she is a rockstar. She Did It Her Way has been named one of the "12 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs" and "Top 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes, and many more. Her podcast is dedicated to featuring savvy, female business entrepreneurs from across the globe. These female share their insights and journey so others can do it their way too.

In this episode Amanda is sharing about something other than her podcast. We’re diving into how she’s been able to take her podcast journey and leverage it to further grow her business, in fact she’s opening up her first ever in-person summit, the doors are open and we’re talking all about the amazing experience that you can get in on this October. We’re also talking about pivoting and the challenges of growing a business and everything that comes with that.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 18, 2017

Holy moly guacamole! It’s episode 100! On today’s milestone episode, we have one of the most integral behind-the-scenes members on the SHP: Nicolette von Reiche. You might not hear her (or see her) but Nicholette is always buzzing around in the background as our business manager, graphics guru, and tech ninja. Today we’re talking all about growing a team, the state of TCC, what’s coming up for the podcast and all about the future of the biz.

We want to break down the TCC journey and let you know who all has a role in the business. We can lift the curtain a bit to show you that it isn’t just us in here – but that it was just us for a long time! We have laid a lot of foundations over the course of our first business year and if you are currently laying the foundations in your own business, hopefully, this will give you a glimpse into your future. We’re so excited about our first 100 episode and we can’t wait to do a hundred more! Send the champagne people! And let’s get into some strategy…

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 16, 2017

Today we are here with the lovely Ashley Gartland. Ashley helps passionate creatives and driven entrepreneurs, like you, who feel like they’re drowning in to-dos and just want someone to tell them where to focus to make their business work. She teaches them how to stop overcomplicating things and instead simplify their approach so they can make more money in their business and experience more freedom in their life.

If you haven’t listened to our episode with Rachel Hofstetter, way back in episode 003, do yourself a favor and listen to it BUT listen to this one first.They are both interlinked in that they talk about your approach to press but Ashley breaks it down to the before. She get’s into all the before’s and after’s of getting press for your business and she’s helping you get ready to get your business featured. Before’s and after’s of getting press for your business and she’s helping you get ready to get your business featured.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 14, 2017

Ever wondered, “How do we work together?” Well this is a question we get asked a lot on the show and the answer may not be as simple as you think! How do we divide tasks? How do our personalities work well, or not work well, together? How do we deal with stress? Today we are embarking on a journey of self-discovery – digging into personality types, astrology and just a bit of “woo-woo-ness.”

Knowing how your brain, body and personality work can be an empowering tool to strengthen yourself, your team and your business. So we hope that by the end of this episode you might have learned something about your own self; the characteristics of you and how it effects the way you make decisions and interact with others in your business. If you are looking to improve your relationship with yourself, and with others, then this episode is for you! Take a listen.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 11, 2017

We are super excited for today’s episode with Becky Mollenkamp. Not only is Becky our friend, but she is a business mentor for woman entrepreneurs and she helps them write down all those words that are stuck in their head so they can make some big changes and push forward in their business. Becky is also an absolute rock star at landing corporate clients and today we’re lucky enough to be getting the inside scoop from her.

Ever wonder, “How the heck do I as a creative get into the inboxes of corporate businesses and land those bigger projects?” Well, today Becky is sharing her tips and tricks with us. She’s also telling us how we can utilize a program like LinkedIn to up our connections and up our chances of getting in front of those people and so much more. If you’re interested in finding out more about this, keep listening to the show.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 9, 2017

Lately we have gotten some questions from our students, audiences and community about how we have evolved in our course creation journey and so we decided to take you back. Not all the way back, not necessarily to our client days but at least to the beginning stages of creating our first course and all the way through to today. We’ll tell you what has changed and how we have been able to grow and better serve our community.

The purpose behind doing this is to really showcase to you all that you can start small (we did).  Nothing has to be perfect, just run with something and run the heck out of it until you add on something else. Dive in if courses is something you want to try and learn from our mistakes. Keep listening so you can take some of our advice and see some bomb-ass results a year into it applying it.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 7, 2017

Today on the podcast we have Ashlyn Carter of Ashlyn Writes. Are you multi-passionate? Well, this boss babe is and she has grown her business as both a copywriter and a calligrapher. She took her background as a corporate agency working with corporate clients and transitioned that into a business working with big name clients today.  We are so excited for you to hear how she’s been able to keep both her knowledge from her corporate days and add that onto her creative passion with calligraphy.

Do you want to have a business that serves two different people? Today we’re going through how to navigate your homepage if you’re talking to two different people, how to set up your services, products and your offerings if you’re talking to two different people, how to manage your social media and your email list, all of that good stuff if you’re talking to two different people. If that’s you, keep listening to find out more!

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 4, 2017

You all know by now that we have built Think Creative Collective on the “free-free-free marry me” model. We talk about it all the time. It is basically built on a foundation of giving a whole bunch of content, knowledge, and strategy away for free so we can build a community of addicted and raving fans. People often think that if they give so much away it is going to decrease the amount of sales they are ultimately going to get, and we have seen literally the opposite effect. It has only helped us grow our audience and our sales. It has also enabled us to create a community where our audience can be sure to find the answers they need instead of a dead-end, and people really value that. 

So what we want to talk about today is why we decided to use that model and how you can structure your own business to do the same. We also want to go over why it is very important to bust the myths behind giving away content for free. Inside this episode we will focus on answering all of y’awls questions surrounding the topic and give you the inside scoop about the actual effects to our business that this model has created for us so you can be more confident in what you are providing your audience, for free.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

Aug 2, 2017

Today we’re bringing on Wedding and Portrait Photographer, Katie Doherty of La Rousse Shoppe. She’s a service and a product based business babe. She started out as a teacher, had a passion for photography, saw a hole in the market and filled it with a 200k+ business that is as passive and automated as possible while continuously growing and expanding.

In this episode Katie is sharing with us on how her dream was born, we get a peak into some of the resources and tools she uses to make it all happen and we find out more about what she actually sells. We’re super excited about what she’s spilling in this episode so keep listening.

Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.

To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

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