28 episodes

Make it - The Creative Business Podcast, is for creatives, makers and artists looking for a weekly dose of business inspiration, tips and actionable strategies. Your host, Emma Lemke, and her guests, will share how to make it in the creative industry without hustle, overwhelm or compromise. You'll discover how to make money and a wonderful life doing what you love.

Make It - The Creative Business Podcas‪t‬ Emma Lemke

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    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Make it - The Creative Business Podcast, is for creatives, makers and artists looking for a weekly dose of business inspiration, tips and actionable strategies. Your host, Emma Lemke, and her guests, will share how to make it in the creative industry without hustle, overwhelm or compromise. You'll discover how to make money and a wonderful life doing what you love.

    Should I Launch an Online Course? With Steph Taylor

    Should I Launch an Online Course? With Steph Taylor

    Have you been thinking about launching an online course? Well I have the perfect episode planned for you. Today, I have Steph Taylor with me who is a launch strategist. She is going to share with us the 101 on launching a course. Steph has done numerous launches herself that have allowed her to travel and take vacations for months at a time. And today I pick her brain and she generously shares so much knowledge and wisdom on this topic. We talk about:
     
    Who should launch a course When you should launch a course Why you should launch a course Whether the online course space is too saturated and what to do about that What you should do to test your ideas and whether they’ll fly The biggest mistakes people make when launching a course And how you should price your online course  
    I think you’re going to love this episode and hopefully it will inspire you to start creating a course of your own.
     
    You can find Steph here on her Website, Instagram or on her Podcast
     
    Struggling with your pricing? I have a free Pricing Formula that will guarantee success just for you.
     
    I just wanted to let you know that my free 4 part video training series, The Creative Cure, is still available. If you’re interested in learning 4 strategies to increase the success of your business, by actually working less and having more time in your life for what’s important, sign up for the free video training at  emmalemke.com/thecreativecure. I hope to have you join me there.

    • 35 min
    Maker | How Emily Magers made it as a Photographer

    Maker | How Emily Magers made it as a Photographer

    Today on the podcast we have photographer and business educator Emily Magers. Emily is based in LA and has not only established an amazing photography business but now coaches and mentors other photographers through online courses and in person workshops. In this episode we talk about everything, but the kitchen sink, of creative business. 
     
    We talk about how to:
    Price and know your value Collaborate on styled shoots and excel your business Brand your business effectively Get your work seen and stand out Create community with others in your industry Start a photography business in the wedding industry The benefits of education  
    You’re going to love this episode and learn so much from Emily. To find her online, head over to her website or Instagram.
     
    Struggling with your pricing? I have a free Pricing Formula that will guarantee success just for you.
     
    I am also hosting a FREE 4-part video training series called the Creative Cure. The Creative cure is 4 x 10-20 minute on how you can transform your creative business & life, almost immediately. So if you’re feeling tired, overwhelmed and overworked and with nothing to show for it? This training series is for you. Go to emmalemke.com/thecreativecure to learn more and sign up to receive the tutorials in your inbox. They are starting on June 1!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How to get started with Pinterest in 2020 with Kate Wilkinson

    How to get started with Pinterest in 2020 with Kate Wilkinson

    Today, I have Kate Wilkinson on the podcast with me and I’m really excited for you to hear this one. Kate is a Pinterest queen. She worked her magic on my very own Pinterest account and I have gone from 12,000 monthly unique viewers to 185,000 monthly unique viewers in the short span of 2 months. She not only talks about Pinterest strategy, but she tests all the strategies out on her clients and gets huge success. In this episode, Kate is going to break down Pinterest for you and talk about how you can start using Pinterest to generate traffic to your business in 2020. We look at what Pinterest is, why Pinterest is so powerful, where to start if you’d like to start using Pinterest for marketing, how to design successful pins, how many pins you should be pinning per day and so much more. 
     
    For more on getting started on Pinterest, Kate has a free Pinterest Makeover Guide to help you out. 
     
    A great tool Kate recommends to help with posting pins to Pinterest is Tailwind. You can get the first month free by heading to Kate’s Instagram bio and clicking on the link. You can use the link below to find her Instagram.
     
    Where to find Kate:
    Website | Instagram | Pinterest
     
    Struggling with your pricing? I have a free Pricing Formula that will guarantee success just for you.

    • 37 min
    Maker | How Nicole Macdonald made it as a Graphic Designer

    Maker | How Nicole Macdonald made it as a Graphic Designer

    I’m excited for you to meet New Zealand's best Graphic Designer, Nicole Macdonald! Nicole is the girl behind the beautiful January Made Design. Within 3 years, her business has taken off and she is one of the most highly sought after graphic designers online. In this episode, you’ll get to hear Nicole’s journey from designing for mechanics and her mum's friends, to now designing for her ideal clients. Nicole shares her challenges and her wins in such a raw and honest way. You’ll love her thoughts on pricing, instagram strategy, marketing, attracting your ideal client and how to stay inspired and stand out to your ideal client and work alongside your competitors. Nicole also gives some solid advice for designers who are starting out. 

    Follow the links to check out Nicole’s Instagram and Website.

    • 33 min
    ASK EMMA | My Best Business Advice for Creatives Just Starting Out

    ASK EMMA | My Best Business Advice for Creatives Just Starting Out

    Just recently I put up a question box in my instagram stories for creatives who are just starting a business or are thinking about starting a business. I asked them what they would like to know or learn from me in a podcast. I got so many great responses from this, so I decided to turn this episode into a Q/A. I’m going to directly answer 5 questions that came through from different creatives in the trenches who are trying to figure out what to do as they’re just starting out. So if you’re new to business and you’re in the same boat, I think you’re going to really enjoy this episode. If you have other questions that you would like to ask me, please do! I’m pretty much always available on instagram in my DMs to dialogue with any of you, I actually love doing that! So make sure you connect with me on instagram @emmajanelemke and i’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
     
    I’m answering 5 different questions:
    When should I start my business and give up my day job? How much money should I spend on my business when I’m first starting out? What should I sell in my business? What should I put on my website? How can I stand out in my industry and establish a unique voice or style?  
    Links in the episode
    My  “Beautiful Year” course - how to map out a simple project plan for your business The Story Brand website is an awesome place for slogan ideas About me - check out episode number 12 with Elise Hodge on How to Write a Compelling About Me Page. 

    • 47 min
    Maker | Tatiana Soash - Hand Lettering & Graphic Design

    Maker | Tatiana Soash - Hand Lettering & Graphic Design

    In this episode of the podcast, I am joined by the amazing Tatiana Soash who joins us all the way from Los Angeles. Tatiana is a true creative right to her bones and I am really excited for you to hear all about her journey. She is an incredible Graphic Designer and Hand Letterer - her work is truly phenomenal. She has 5.2 million unique monthly viewers on Pinterest and gives us a mini tutorial on how we too can grow that kind of viewership. She also provides some tips on what she does, how she gets her ideal clients and how she has been getting consistent work straight from pinterest. This is an inspiring episode full of actionable tips that you won’t want to miss!
     
    Links mentioned in this episode: 
    > Website
    > Pinterest
    > Instagram
    > Youtube
    > ‘You are Badass’ by Jen Sincero
    > Tatiana's youtube video on how she got 1 million viewers on Pinterest
    > iPad design apps Procreate and Over

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

SoniB16 ,

A great creative business and life podcast!

I’m really enjoying listening to Emma and the guests on the show! I especially like the fact that Emma and a lot of the guests are Australian! I’ve picked up some great tips and ideas. Keep up the good work Emma!

Floral & Mineral ,

Amazing!!!

Is it weird to review your own podcast? Hehe!
I love this podcast!!!!

..alisha.. ,

Simple yet effective!

Emma is knowledgeable and passionate about bringing skill to creatives wanting to dream and build more for their businesses. Great guest speakers & such valuable concepts.

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