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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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Dec 29, 2017

On today’s show we have a very special guest to share with our listeners, none other than Jessica Rodriguez! Jessica runs The Day Dream Achiever and is a Business and Visibility Strategist and Podcast Host. Through her business she helps purpose-driven women scale their online business to six figure years. We love Jessica’s attitude towards achieving the dreams that you have always wanted! One of the key aspects of Jessica’s approach is her idea of burning bridges as means to growth. This may sound a little crazy but bear with us, you’re going to want to hear just how this idea can help you transition from a small, stressful operation to a profitable and flourishing one!

Within the first year of her business, she went from working 4 jobs and carrying $120k worth of debt to replacing her income to become a full-time lifestyle entrepreneur - along with becoming completely consumer, debt free just a few years later. When she’s not helping people create massive growth in their online business, you can find her curled up on the couch with her husband and fur-babies, Netflix binging or traveling to the next adventure life brings. Tune in to hear all about 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.

Dec 27, 2017

Today, we’re talking about the launch baby! The breakdown, the numbers, the data and the takeaways. For the second time this year we did our Five Days To Launch challenge and there were some major hiccups going into it! In total, we spent $20,427.64 on this launch and we made… drumroll… $126,716, in just three weeks! Although we spent way more than anticipated and didn’t reach our $200,000 target, this was still our biggest launch of the year!

But a launch just happen and the money certainly doesn’t just fall into your pocket. There is so much work that goes into making a launch happen. There is a lot of learning curves, risks and unexpected surprises that will get thrown at you. We had a lot of roadblocks along the way of this particular launch and we’d like to share these with you today. Learn from our mistakes, take everything with a pinch of salt and get ready for takeoff! 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.

Dec 25, 2017

On today’s episode we welcome our good friend and social media whizz Allie Danae Walker. Allie owns a Virtual Assistant and Media Managing company called of The Social Walker Agency. She works with companies, running their online presence and keeping their social platforms in check. We are actually lucky enough to say that we have had first-hand experience with Allie while she has been the VA for The Strategy Hour Podcast! We love Allie and know you will too and we cannot wait to share all her knowledge with our listeners!

What are some of the ways that you can apply for a Virtual Assistant position? How do you grow a small, one-person operation into a company with employees and assistants of its own? What can companies looking for VAs do to ensure the healthy and successful relationships in this regard? If any of these questions sound faintly familiar, or if you just want to get the low down on  an important aspect of present-day business then we know this episode is for you. Tune in 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.

Dec 22, 2017

2018 is right around the corner and if you’re feeling flustered about all the things you want to do and achieve, this episode is here to help. Today, we are talking about goal setting. We look at the importance of reflection in being able to move forward and why you need to analyze what worked and what didn’t for 2017, to help pave the way to a more successful 2018. We also take a look at how you can set attainable goals, identify your money strategy and the value of being SMART.

Often entrepreneurs veer away from their goals if they haven’t been clearly set. This results in them spending time of tasks that aren’t going to generate them any income or help them achieve their goal. We want to ensure that you are setting the right goals to grow and scale your business effectively and this episode is here to remind you that if you break your big dreams down into day-to-day tasks – that they can be achieved! So start off your 2018 with a bang by listening to this episode for actionable steps toward your own attainable goals.

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.

Dec 20, 2017

In this episode, we welcome the video queen, Andrea Corson. Andrea is an Emmy-nominated television producer, digital strategist and consultant. She has created awesome video for a wide range of clients including Google, Disney, Covergirl, DSW, Carnival Cruise Line and Nordstrom Rack, to name just a few. Everybody is always saying that video is where it’s at, video is where you have to be and video is what you need to be investing your time. But how do you actually get started with the video component of your business, with little to no experience? Well, Andrea has devised actionable steps to get you started and moving forward with video.

Whether you’re looking to improve your editing skills, wondering what equipment to use or where to market your video – Andrea has it all mapped out. In this episode, she is going to give us the steps to get started with video, tell us how to prepare and where to market. If you’re anything like us, and have been talking about starting a vlog for the past eleven years and are feeling like a total fool sitting down in front of a camera – then this episode is a must for you!

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.

Dec 18, 2017

Today on the show, we are dishing out all the secret sauce! We get asked all the time, “How do you get so much done and not work an insane amount of hours?” And today, we are going to be answering this question by looking really specifically at the systems and software that we use to make our business happen and give us the time to have a four-day weekend if we want it!

If you have been looking into these systems for your own business, this episode might just help you to narrow down your options. We are going to run through our list of apps and programs and tell you the pros of each system and how it helps our business function without having to do all the nitty-gritty little things throughout the day. If you are looking for a way to automate your business as much as possible, communicate effectively with your team, and do half the work in half the amount of time – then this episode is for you!

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.

Dec 15, 2017

We are very excited to welcome Shunta Grant as our guest on today’s show. Shunta is the creator of Because of Zoe Designs, host of the Business, Life & Joy podcast, and business educator teaching entrepreneurs how to build and grow successful businesses that keep customers coming back. Having left the practice of law for full-time entrepreneurship, Shunta is an ardent advocate for enterprising women who want to take control of their lives by turning their talents and abilities into satisfying and profitable businesses.

Are you looking to turn your passion into a business? Or looking for new way to energize your company? Shunta is a great example of approaching your goals with purpose and clarity and we know our listeners will find her inspiring to say the least. Shunta teaches entrepreneurs how to confidently prioritize their life all while putting in the work that is necessary to see tangible and measurable results. No matter what your personal brand or goals are, if you are serious about success, this episode is for you!

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.

Dec 13, 2017

In today’s episode, we’re going to walk you through how we went from communicating as single business owners, to a partnership, to now growing a team. We want to show you how communication systems can evolve and how we keep our business organized through our various communication tools, old and new. We have come a long way from endless phone calls and constant emailing and want to share with you how we stay on top of projects and ensure all of our work gets done and our team is on top of their tasks.

We have tried many different communication channels; our most recent addition being Slack, our new favorite (and yes, free!) app which we are going to tell you all about. Growing a team is not easy and if you are feeling overwhelmed with slipping and unproductive communication flows, we want you to know that there are systems out there to help you. It’s time to do your research and fix your ish! This episode is here to help you do it, so 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.

Dec 11, 2017

In today’s episode, we welcome Mary Shores. Mary is the international bestselling author of Conscious Communications: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life. As an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO, Mary teaches individuals and businesses to fearlessly create their own realities by using scientific methods and practical personal development.

Have you ever been stuck in a rut? Found yourself overwhelmed with problems or drowning in negative self-talk? Well, Mary has a scientifically backed, five-step process to help get you from breakdown to breakthrough and today, she’ll be talking us through it. In this episode, we’ll be talking about the power words have in your life, about Mary’s cleanse and clog formula, how to turn a possibility into a probability, make your problems smaller and come out on the bright side of life. If you’ve got some shit in your life, then you’ve got to listen to this episode!

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.

Dec 8, 2017

‘Tis the holidays! And we’re heading into good, stressful, happy seasons in business and in life. This is a busy time where we are forced to make many decisions. Are you doing the whole indecision, never making a decision thing? Are you second-guessing every move and letting the process of making a decision stress you out so much that you don’t make a decision about anything, at all? If this sounds like you, then we want you to use this episode as a little fairy godmother on your shoulder to help you decide.

Today we are talking about making decisions and how best to make them. There are so many decisions we have to make every day. Decisions about how many blogposts you should have cued up, how much material you should order or where you should have something shipped to. It can become overwhelming, but we want you to know that there really is a yes or a no to all these questions. All you have to do, first and foremost, is remind yourself that you are the boss and no one is as equipped as you are to decide! Take a listen and take action!

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.

Dec 6, 2017

Today on the podcast we welcome back one of our BFF’s, Jordan Ellis, of Jordandené. Jordan owns a geek chic apparel company where she sells all the nerdy, girly stuff you could ever imagine – all across the country and the world. Jordan also does live events and sells her products online, making almost half of her annual revenue during the three to four-week holiday season! That’s right, ‘tis the season for sales!

So today, we are talking products and how to not miss out on opportunities and stress yourself out when it comes to the crazy holiday season. We discuss everything from the best time to start preparing for the holiday season, lining up your stock, handling Black Friday promotions, roping in assistance and how to get yourself super prepared for this exciting and rewarding time of the year. We want to encourage you to use this episode as your guiding light for the holiday season, whether for this year or next. It’s never too late to get prepared so that you can win in the realm of product. So let’s jump in and get started!

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.

Dec 4, 2017

Today on the podcast we have Gina Thresher. Gina is the founder of From the Ground Up Floral and she started out her journey, believe it or not, pursuing marine biology, DIY’ing her own wedding and eventually turning into a very talented florist in her industry. In her own words, she makes kick-ass floral arrangements, and we are talking more about her journey today. We are taking the idea outside of just the realm of a bouquet and really looking at it as a business and what she can add on.

Inside this episode we are talking about the transition of Gina’s hobby mindset to a business mindset and what it really looked like when she was chasing brides and chasing weddings, then finally realizing that she really needed to be paying attention to other pieces of her business. She shares with us some tactics and strategies that she was able to pull from The Strategy Academy to help her do that; figuring out what to do and when to do it to actually focus on your business holistically instead of just one tiny detail. We dive into everything form travelling the world to speak, workshops, educating other florists, and everything in between. This will spark you with some ideas that you can implement on your own business so that you are not just focusing on one tiny detail.

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.

Dec 1, 2017

The cat’s out the bag! We have just started our own new businesses. Two different business. Two different industries. And we’re building them completely on our own. Emylee’s latest side-hustle is selling her own hand-painted artworks online, while Abbie has started an MLM business with Young Living products. In addition to TCC, we wanted to start something completely on our own and as exciting as it is – the truth is, we’re both a hot mess and are grappling with so many aspects of product-based entrepreneurship that we didn’t even expect as mentors in this field.

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