Welcome to the Courageous Creatives Podcast!
I'm your host, Georgie. I'm a 9-5 drop-out, turned multi-creative writer, artist and photographer, who traded the city for the country. I'm now a ceramicist most of the week, a small business owner, and freelancer – and haven't looked back!
I'm on a mission to help creatives everywhere find their courage and forge a modern career.
From small business talk, to social media, lifestyle, or overcoming personal or professional obstacles, let's bust the 'starving artist' myth and be brave enough to make the life we want now.
Authenticity + Positivity in Creative Business
In our Episode 10 milestone (*yay!*) I interview the very talented creative behind Isobell & Co. — Issy Adams! This inspiring woman is such a ray of sunshine, and has built a beautiful business.
We talk all about how Isobell & Co. came to be; the amazing role models Issy has had throughout her life; and fantastic values that have seen her business grow, get featured on Buy From the Bush, and helped her build a gorgeous online community.
Issy left her 9-5 to run Isobell&Co. full time earlier this year, and she is such an inspiration to aspiring creatives!
There is so much amazing insight and positive energy coming your way in this episode — so grab a cuppa and settle in, this is such a fun interview!
To learn more about Isobell & Co. and to see Issy’s beautiful work — head over to isobellandco.com and follow her on Instagram at @isobellandco. You can also find her work on Buy From the Bush! She has the most beautiful jewellery, kitchen wares and artworks — so be sure to check her out, especially as we approach Christmas shopping season.
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How to Attract Your First Clients, Opportunities + Get Published
On this solo-cast, I'm covering one of my most frequently asked questions ...
How do you attract your first clients?
We'll delve into some barriers that might be preventing you from attracting clients, and cover some strategies you can start implementing today.
Let's elevate your personal branding and increase your chances of getting paid work!
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Building a Successful Business
What is it like taking the leap from the corporate world into your own business full-time? How can you make your hustle into a successful business?
On this episode, I'm joined by talented web designer, branding strategist, and business owner, Sophie Murfitt!
Sophie grew up in Hobart, Tasmania, and worked in agriculture for many years across various states in Australia before starting her business, Sophie Murfitt Design, in 2018.
As her hustle grew into a fully-fledged business – with clients across Australia and the world – Sophie was able to leave her 9-5 corporate job and work in her own business full time.
We chat about all things from establishing her business, when she knew it was time to leave her corporate job, some of the most important things she values in business – and much more!
To learn more about Sophie’s web design and brand identity and strategy services, visit www.sophiemurfittdesign.com.au and follow her on Instagram @sophiemurfittdesign.
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How to Value + Price Your Work
How do you value and price your work as a creative?
In Episode 7, I'm joined by a co-host – my Mum, Sarah Hope! We dive into one of the hottest topics in creative business – this is something we chat about all the time! With our collective experience and insight, we have a lot to share with you this week.
We cover all the important things, from when you should and should NOT compare what you're doing to other creatives; how to work out what you're worth per hour; how to overcome rejection and people not valuing your work ... and much more!
Check out Hope & Co. at: www.hopeandco.com.au
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Hosting an AirBnB
What is it like hosting an AirBnB?
From finding the perfect house, to renovating, curating the space, and then opening the doors to the public – there is so much to learn!
Canberra-based couple, Belinda and Tim, say their beautiful BnB, Hold Cottage, "found them". This beautiful house is nestled in regional New South Wales, and has a loyal Instagram community and amazing reviews. Belinda styles and curates, and Tim is a talented photographer with a love for history. Together, they have created a breathtaking home.
Tune in to hear about their journey, plus some fantastic insight into creating and hosting an AirBnB.
Find out more about Hold Cottage via Belinda and Tim's handle, @hold_cottage and visit www.holdcottage.com. This beautiful house is also available on AirBnB and Riparide – so jump on and check it out + book yourself the perfect regional getaway!
Are you feeling unmotivated with your business, or just can't seem to get the creative juices flowing?
On this week’s solo-cast, ‘Regaining Motivation', I delve into some common issues that can cause us to lose motivation within our small businesses or creative practice.
From deciphering whether your creative block is relating to product or process, and how each could impacting you in a different way – tune in for great strategies to overcome your motivation woes and get back on track!
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