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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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Oct 30, 2017

Today on the show we have Carrie McQuid. If we could describe her in any way, Carrie is truly a kindness spreader. She loves pink, Taylor Swift, confetti, having fun, and she travels the world to speak to companies and colleges about the power of kindness and generosity. She is head over heals in love with mason jars, sweet tea, and rocking chairs on a front porch. A classic Southern belle at heart. Picture fresh flowers, polka dots and stripes, a day filled with love and laughter, and spreading joy to others around — that’s Carrie!

In this episode, Carrie comes with some pretty fantastic ideas for business owners, entrepreneurs, and just human beings in general, on how we can be nicer people, helping fellow strangers (even in the Target parking lot). She also shares her story of viral kindness success. You might have heard of her on the little Southwest Airlines birthday party that she threw? This is a really upbeat episode and if you have ever wanted to start implementing small acts of kindness in your every day or in your business, Carrie comes full with ideas for you to take away and start implementing right now. So let’s jump in, and spread some kindness around like confetti!

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.

Oct 25, 2017

Today on the podcast we have our friend, our mentor, the lovely Mamma Heather Crabtree from the Savvy Community. If you are not familiar with this woman, what business rock have you been hiding under? Her Facebook community and her community in general that she has built over the last few years is phenomenal and literally the online space where we first met. Sparkles and all the confetti for that! We talk a bit about this legendary Savvy Community where we met online, and how it’s transitioned over the years.

In this episode Heather shares with us how she has grown just a couple 100 members to over 13,000 and how that evolved into her bringing on a membership community where she hosts female entrepreneurs from all over the world and helps train and coach them. We also go into the programs that she has brought along with her and even how she has been able to walk with her daughter as she has gone through stage four cancer, what it’s like balancing a business and a chronic illness like cancer, and how that has affected her as a person and really made her stronger for the better. This is a little bit of a rollercoaster episode, but know that it comes from a good place and we are so excited to have her on.

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.

Oct 23, 2017

Surprise! We also have another business that’s not TCC! If you haven’t already heard, the truth is we are actually oily, hippie weirdos. The cat’s out the bag and this is what we are going to be talking about today. Our discovery, love and business venture into Young Living Oils and how it blends into our full-time job at TCC. Young Love Oils have been life-changing for both of us. We started using them to help with our migraines, insomnia and reoccurring sicknesses. They helped us feel amazing, be healthier and make clearer decisions in all aspects of our lives. Then we realized, “Hey, wait. There could be a business opportunity in this.”

So today, we are going to be sharing our unique strategies for our side business in oils, how it has become a creative outlet for us and changed the way we live. If you are wanting to improve your approach to brands and products as well as your side-hustle, then this is an episode for you. So get those notebooks out, and start writing babes!

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.

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Oct 20, 2017

On today’s episode we are so excited to welcome on Erin Shebish. Erin is a certified mindset coach for solo entrepreneurs and she helps women find their version of success by gaining clarity, direction and confidence. Today we are talking about Erin’s personal journey where she went from a little bit of a hot mess to setting boundaries and creating systems within her business. We will also hear more about her journey throughout The Strategy Academy and how she was able to handle all of that with some major health crisis’s.

There are very few business programs that also offer an emotional component and this is something that Erin has managed to balance beautifully into her business. In this episode, find out how she was able to re-discover her real passion, pivot her business and implement it with no real hiccups. Erin gives us actionable steps that we can start implementing today for our own emotional well-being and business processes. We hope that you will take her experience and learn how to apply it to your own life and business today.

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.

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Oct 18, 2017

Today we are tackling this concept and this question that we get asked ALL THE TIME. Specifically, we are going to answer it around the framework of The Strategy Academy because in case you haven’t been paying attention, the doors are opening again soon and we are pretty freaking pumped about it. But, regardless of whether you are considering The Strategy Academy or any other program, or you’ve asked this question from us in the past, maybe this kind of walkthrough, this mindset, the framework will help you answer this question next time it pops up for you. We get asked this question all the time, “Ok, but who is this program perfect for? What type of person is this program for, someone who is just starting out or someone who has been in business and needs to up a level?”

It’s one of those questions we have always had a hard time answering and we have always felt like we need to box ourselves in but it turns out that we kinda gave the middle finger to that rule and did what we want to anyways. This program isn’t just for someone brand new in business, it isn’t just for someone who is ready to up a level and take things seriously, it isn’t just for someone who is not profitable yet, it isn’t just for someone who is profitable. It’s for all of those people — for different reasons. Today we are diving into the why and the how and the benefit of why opening it up to so many different people has created a community in which all these different types of people thrive. So, keep listening to hear 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.

Oct 16, 2017

Megan Auman is a designer, metalsmith, educator, and entrepreneur who has built a multi-faceted business around her passion for art, commerce, and visual content creation. AKA she rocks Instagram and Pinterest! In addition to running her eponymous jewelry line, you’ll find her on Designing an MBA, talking and teaching about the intersection of art and business. In this episode, we’ll be looking at how to use Instagram and Pinterest to see a return on investment and grow your email list. We’ll even be getting some tips on what to do with New York Now, how to plan a holiday marketing strategy and why keeping it simple it key. So hold onto your panties! As a trained and practicing metalsmith, Megan is a great person to help those entrepreneurs who are specifically hand-makers trying to grow a hand-made business. 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.

 

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Oct 13, 2017

We get asked so many questions all the time about our launches and how on earth we manage to do so many while keeping it all organized, keeping communication going with our community, and just how we get it all done!? There are so many tiny steps that go into launching just about anything that you end up feeling so anxious about it all. Well, babes, we are here to tell you that there’s an easy way to do this, to schedule it all and to keep on top of what you are doing when you are doing it, and how you are doing it.

On today’s episode, we are here to give you an overview of every single step starting at the very beginning of what we do before we launch anything. Specifically, we will be talking about what we do before we launch a program so you can adjust this for your own business to make it work for you. We are going to walk you through how we do it, and of course, we can’t do it without our little magic tool, our favorite platform, Trello. So make sure you are listening intently to this one as we are about to help you help your business!

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.

Oct 11, 2017

We are so excited for today! On the show we welcome Amira Rahim who is Amira The Abstract. If your eyeballs want some glorious material you need to check her out. She is a contemporary abstract expressionist painter and she’s legit. Amira has been featured in numerous magazines and basically, in addition to being a painting bad-ass, she is also an educator. She has a program that helps other fine artists learn how to master Instagram.

Inside this episode we take a really raw behind-the-scenes look of how Amira went from starving artist to Instagram all-star. We are talking about everything about the real and raw emotions that people have and go through and connecting with people and creating community. We also find out how that has evolved into teaching and helping others be both, creating beautiful and strategic feeds that allow them to succeed inside their own businesses. This is definitely more raw than normal, in all the best ways so keep listening to hear 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.

Oct 9, 2017

Today we are bringing you something new and unique and kind of awesome. In this episode you are going to get to hear from alumni from our program, The Strategy Academy, and hear us ask them some questions about their businesses and their growth and their mindsets and all the amazing things that have happened in their lives and in their businesses from taking our program earlier this year.

They are all pretty awesome peeps. You are hearing from not only a service-based person but a product-based person, a blogger, and a podcaster. We are giving you the full enchilada of what’s going on inside their businesses, where they were before and how Strategy Academy has helped them ramp up. We have formatted it a bit differently today so each guest’s story is summarized for you to get the most out of their experience with The Strategy Academy. Keep listening to hear 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.

Oct 6, 2017

Today on the podcast we have Reina Pomeroy. Reina is the founder of Reina and Co, she is a life and business success coach and she helps right-brained heart-centered women be their best selves. We have loved Reina for a long time and have been able to watch Reina’s business grow and prosper, so we definitely have a personal connection with her. We’re excited for you to hear about the amazing things we jumped into in this podcast.

Today we are talking about something that might make some of you cringe but we really want you to stick around for this one because the unique perspective Reina brings to sales funnels is actually REALLY good. She works with a lot of creatives so she knows how our brains work and she created a new method for thinking about bringing our clients, our audience and our customer on a journey with us and how to set that up to where it makes sense and where you are profitable and giving away content. We are asking her what she thinks when people say they are worried about giving away too much for free, what comes first, the free content or the paid content and how to fill the spaces in between. So believe us when we say, this episode is jam-packed and you are going to love 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.

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Oct 4, 2017

Six-figure September! Yep, last month was the biggest month in TTC history. So today we are going to be breaking down our successful launch by taking an in-depth look at our actual numbers, our growth and our stumbling blocks. We both celebrate birthdays in September and TCC turned two in September, so this is very sweet gift from the universe that we reached a six-figure month. By that, we mean the cash came in and landed in our bank account. This blew our minds and is more money than we have ever made!

Want to hear another cool thing? Not only did we reach six figures, but we reached it by September 19th. That’s a little less than three weeks. Want to hear another cool thing? We reached $100,100,00 – that’s an additional $10,000, just for fun! And this number happened without us even reaching our projected numbers during our September launch. If you want to hear more about that launch, definitely go back a couple of episodes and check that out. Because today, we are going to be reviewing the process step by step and finding out how the heck we got to a six-figure month? An exciting milestone for us. Take a listen, you know we’ve got tips to share!

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.

Oct 2, 2017

Today on the podcast we welcome Meet Edgar Founder and CEO, Laura Roeder. Meet Edgar is a social media automation tool, that makes sure your social media gets posted to all the appropriate places. Often we are so afraid to re-purpose or re-post content more than once. But if you knew that your reach per post is often sitting around 5%, you might start to think a little differently! Meet Edgar helps small businesses and entrepreneurs reuse their best content to bring in a ton of views.

But we are not talking all about social media today; we are talking about how Laura bootstrapped her company, how she has developed a 100% remote team of 30 employees across the US, generated over seven thousand subscribers, is bringing in $4 million in annual revenue and how she has survived all of this with zero sales team. Oh, and in just three years. Today we will be diving into all her juicy secrets, discussing the future of social media and why we should be utilizing them while they are still 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.

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