What does making a living mean to you? Every entrepreneur answers this question differently, and we want to hear them all. On this show, our host Damona Hoffman talks to today’s most successful entrepreneurs about what it means to carve your own path, define success on your own terms, and build a business that brings you satisfaction. We’re interested in every aspect of being your own boss: The upsides, the downsides, and everything in between.
This season, on top of full-length episodes, we’re nerding out with Thursday Nerdisodes: Not your typical business podcast episode. These mini-episodes focus on the technical aspects of running a business. Listen in for tactical strategies, tips and insights that you can action right away into your own business venture.
Putting The Band Back Together- Carl Smith
On this week’s episode of I Make A Living, we’re sitting down with Carl Smith, owner of Bureau of Digital, an online space where owners, operators, project managers, and designers trade knowledge and build each other up. Carl shares his experiences of crafting authentic online communities: his goal is to make everyone feel like they’re supposed to be at his events, and he’s got a team showing him the way.
Nerdisode #1- Bryan Clayton
Coming in hot! I Make A Living: Nerdisodes give you little tips to make a big difference in your business. Remember to subscribe to our channel and check out the full episode with Bryan on our feed.
Treat Your Business Like a Video Game- Bryan Clayton
We’re kicking off season four of the I Make A Living podcast with Bryan Clayton, CEO and founder of GreenPal, a mobile app that connects customers to lawn care companies. Clayton’s first career was in landscaping, and he leveraged his expertise to build “Uber for lawn care” from the ground up. He’s done it by being really good at one thing, listening to his customers, and taking himself on a hero’s journey through the business’ ups and downs.
Funding Success with Crystal Evuleocha (Season Finale)
For women of color, the odds of getting funded have historically been...less than inspiring. In today’s episode, we talk to Crystal Evuleocha, founder of the Kiira women's-medicine app, about her journey through the world of VC funding and how she developed a competitor to “Doctor Google.” This is our season finale and a special collaboration with Bumble Fund.
Scaling Up a Business with Danny Kerr
Scaling up a business isn’t just saying yes to more work: it’s managing overhead, recruiting the right people, and sorting out great ideas from good ones. Danny Kerr has scaled up a lot of businesses: he started as a College Pro painter and had over 100 people working for him before he turned 21. Now he helps run Breakthrough Academy, a business school for tradespeople he helped found in 2015. There, he offers training on exactly the skills that take businesses from grassroots to large-scale, and this week, he shares his knowledge with us.
Creating a YouTube Sensation with Julie Nolke
Chances are, if you were online in April 2020 (and who wasn’t?), you saw Julie Nolke go viral by chatting with her past self about the early days of pandemic life. Her smart and saucy take on the year’s biggest news went stratospheric in her sixth year of YouTube work. Julie is a writer, actor, and creator who posts her own videos, and partners with others to create their online content. On this week’s episode, we talk to her about how she became a YouTube all-star.
Loved the interview with Terry
Ramona is a great interviewer.
Season 1 was so full of insights and experiences that I've had as a freelancer I can't wait to hear what season 2 has in store. The topics and content are so relatable, this podcast really makes me feel the sense of small business community, eventhough i work alone all day long.
A huge thumbs up!
I am an an entrepreneur-in-the-making and I am incredibly excited about this podcast. Great work to the team and thanks to Freshbooks for your encouragement and support!