Want to find an audience online for your creative work? Hashtag Authentic is a weekly podcast exploring the secrets to online success for dreamers, makers and creatives. With practical tips and inspiring stories, Sara Tasker of 'Me & Orla' (Instagram: @me_and_orla) guides you through the lessons and strategies she used to grow her 300k+ audience and six-figure business online. Tune in every Wednesday for analysis and interviews with trailblazing creatives, for an insider's view of all things Instagram, blogging, social media and beyond. Hashtag Authentic will equip you for the online world, dose you up on inspiration & information, and help you find your online tribe.
Finally going freelance, with Fiona Thomas
This week author Fiona Thomas returns to the podcast to dig into the truth about transitioning to freelance life… and launching a book in the midst of a pandemic. I also talk to Insta Retreat graduate Rebecca Lewis about pivoting her business, and why you don't always need a huge audience online to build meaningful success.
Keep Selling Your Wonderful Thing
When it is time to create a new product, and leave an old one behind? Something I see pretty often is people giving up on what they've already made too soon, because the selling and promoting feels hard, uncomfortable or like it's not living up to our hopes. In this episode, I share lessons learned from selling my signature course for 4+ years, and invite you to reconsider whether it's really time to walk away from your previous hard work just yet...
Anti-Racism Work for well-meaning Liberals, with Nova Reid
Nova Reid is an anti-racism activist and educator who specialises in working with liberal white women. We recorded this episode together before lockdown and the killing of George Floyd, but her message and all that she shares is, if anything, more valuable now than ever.
Flying your 'freak flag', with The Good Ship Illustration
The first interview I've done since lockdown began, for this week's episode I chatted with artists and illustrators Helen Stephens, Katie Draws and Tania Willis about their joint project, the alternative online art school The Good Ship Illustration. In this four-way Skype call, we talk about the magic of imperfection, how to find your creative voice in a world that wants you to conform and the magic of flying your freak flag.
An Indistractable Q&A, with Nir Eyal
This episode was recorded a couple of weeks ago now - which feels like a lifetime ago in the post COVID19 world. I considered delaying the episode but in the end I decided that the topics we cover - distraction, getting stuff done, being a present & engaged parent and dealing with our own negative emotions - are probably more relevant to many of us than ever, right now.
So, here's past guest Nir Eyal answering listener questions about distraction and focus, and how we can have more choice over how we direct those things.
Redefining 'entrepreneur', with Angelica Malin
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Best podcast for creatives
Sara shares her amazing knowledge and wisdom when it comes to all areas of instagram, covering topics from mental health to algorithms - I’ve learnt so much! This podcast and her fantastic book has helped me overcome my fear of starting a creative business Instagram. Thank you Sara for being honest and encouraging, and I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough!
To be honest I take something from every episode...as a newbie blogger Sara manages to make me feel like I am giving something to the wider world & that is so important to me. Sara has a special way of making you feel she understands all the stuff in your head & most importantly that she cares!
Totally recommended 👍🏼
My go to podcast :)
I’ve been listening to Sara’a podcast from the beginning. How have I not done this yet?! I’m someone who has gobbled up all the episodes and I’d like to say THANK-YOU for creating all this amazing free content. It’s incredibly useful for small business owners.
I look forward to listening in each week. Sara is extremely generous with the information she shares, lots of great tips, guests and provides a lovely cosy space to talk honestly about work, family, health and all the things inbetween.