6 episodes

Welcome to Creative Income Cure, the podcast for creatives that speaks your language and proves that your creative brain is capable of knowing your numbers. Recovered overspender turned certified Profit First coach, Val brings you empowering insights and practical steps to make the most of your money in every episode. Plus, she’s asking industry experts the questions that we’re sometimes too afraid to ask so you don’t have to. Lean in as she helps you manage your money, give yourself a raise and profit. every. time. Connect with Val Marlene Creative:
valmarlene.com
valmarlene.com/podcast
Instagram: @val_marlene_creative 

Creative Income Cure Val Marlene Creative

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    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Welcome to Creative Income Cure, the podcast for creatives that speaks your language and proves that your creative brain is capable of knowing your numbers. Recovered overspender turned certified Profit First coach, Val brings you empowering insights and practical steps to make the most of your money in every episode. Plus, she’s asking industry experts the questions that we’re sometimes too afraid to ask so you don’t have to. Lean in as she helps you manage your money, give yourself a raise and profit. every. time. Connect with Val Marlene Creative:
valmarlene.com
valmarlene.com/podcast
Instagram: @val_marlene_creative 

    005: Why You're Not Successful with Sabrina Gebhardt

    005: Why You're Not Successful with Sabrina Gebhardt

    With everyone sharing their life and business success online and coach after coach teaching you how to be successful, it's easy to get trapped chasing a definition of success that doesn't fit your life. You'll never be happy if you're chasing someone else's version of success and I believe you're setting yourself up for disappointment and burnout if you've never sat down to get really intentional about your definition. We need to build our own definition of success based on our own real life, which is exactly what Sabrina Gebhardt and I talk about in today's episode! Listen in as Sabrina shares how she has built her business with intention based on her own version of success.

    See full show notes at valmarlene.com/podcast.

    This episode is brought to you by my Define Your Success worksheet.
    If you're ready to finally stop chasing someone else's version of success + want to live the life and business that was meant for you, you need this worksheet!
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    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Profit First
    Define Your Success Worksheet
    Connect with Sabrina
    sabrinagebhardt.com
    instagram.com/sabrinagebhardtphotography

    Connect with Val
    valmarlene.com
    valmarlene.com/podcast
    Instagram: @val_marlene_creative

    • 46 min
    004: How to Guarantee Profit

    004: How to Guarantee Profit

    It's time to redefine and learn how to guarantee profit with every sale in your business, whether you've been in business 10 days or 10 years. Eight out of 10 businesses fail—most of the time because they don't profit. While you might be thinking that the reinvesting you're doing is helping you grow, it may actually be stunting your growth. In today's episode, we're going to face the truth about profit, how it might be the root of your biggest struggles and how to tangibly start guaranteeing profit in your business today.

    See full show notes at valmarlene.com/podcast.

    This episode is brought to you by Creative Income Cure the course.
    If you're ready to implement Profit First and finally experience growth + stability in your finances, the Creative Income Cure course + community is for you!
    JOIN NOW >>
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Profit First

    Connect with Val
    valmarlene.com
    valmarlene.com/podcast
    Instagram: @val_marlene_creative

    • 21 min
    003: Profit First for Creatives with Mike Michalowicz

    003: Profit First for Creatives with Mike Michalowicz

    Put simply, Profit First changed everything for me. This book and cash management system truly changed the trajectory of my life—which is why today's episode is a total pinch me moment, as I get to chat with THE Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First! In today's episode, Mike shares the concept behind Profit First, the psychology and human behavior behind it's design, and how you can implement it into your business. Listen in as he shares two simple steps you can take today to make your business permanently profitable!

    See full show notes at valmarlene.com/podcast.

    This episode is brought to you by Creative Income Cure the course.
    If you're ready to implement Profit First and finally experience growth + stability in your finances, the Creative Income Cure course + community is for you!
    JOIN NOW >>
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Profit First
    BankLikeMike.com

    Connect with Mike
    mikemichalowicz.com
    instagram.com/mikemichalowicz

    Connect with Val
    valmarlene.com
    valmarlene.com/podcast
    Instagram: @val_marlene_creative

    • 30 min
    001: What I Pay Myself + 3 Tips to Simplify Your Salary

    001: What I Pay Myself + 3 Tips to Simplify Your Salary

    I've got a hot take for ya...if your business can't afford to pay you, I don't think you can really afford to be in business. If you’re struggling to pay yourself as a business owner, this episode is for you! Whether you've been in business for 10 minutes or 10 years, I want to encourage you to simplify your salary using three tips to pay yourself well. Lean in as I share my own paycheck journey (with actual numbers!), debunk a few misconceptions about paying yourself, and show you how to create consistent and significant paychecks for yourself.
    See full show notes at valmarlene.com/podcast.

    This episode is brought to you by Salary Made Simple.
    If you’re ready to simplify your salary, make sure you grab my Salary Made Simple Freebie, where you’ll get access to my simplified salary formula, along with a visual of what your numbers could look like!
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    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Salary Made Simple Freebie
    Profit First


    Connect with Val
    valmarlene.com
    valmarlene.com/podcast
    Instagram: @val_marlene_creative 

    • 23 min
    002: How Profit First and Bookkeeping Work Together with Madison Brown

    002: How Profit First and Bookkeeping Work Together with Madison Brown

    Does the thought of organizing your business finances make your stomach turn? If so, there’s a good chance you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated because you don’t have clarity and control over your money. Bookkeeping is more than just tracking numbers–it's about having data that allows you to be strategic in your money management. And let me tell ya - getting clarity and control over your money can transform your creative business. In today’s episode, Madison Brown of Madison Dearly Bookkeeping joins us to share the impact Profit First has had on her business, how her clients have a better experience when incorporating Profit First, and transparently shares some of her own numbers from 2023.
    See full show notes at valmarlene.com/podcast.
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Profit First
    Connect with Madison
    madisondearly.com
    The Business Book(Keeping) Club Membership
    Instagram: @madisondearly 
    Youtube: @MadisonDearlyBookkeeping
    Connect with Val
    valmarlene.com
    valmarlene.com/podcast
    Instagram: @val_marlene_creative 

    • 28 min
    What to Expect from Creative Income Cure

    What to Expect from Creative Income Cure

    Welcome to Creative Income Cure, the podcast for creatives that speaks your language and proves that your creative brain is capable of knowing your numbers. Recovered overspender turned certified Profit First coach, Val brings you empowering insights and practical steps to make the most of your money in every episode. Plus, she’s asking industry experts the questions that we’re sometimes too afraid to ask so you don’t have to. Lean in as she helps you manage your money, give yourself a raise and profit. every. time.  
    Connect with Val:
    valmarlene.com
    valmarlene.com/podcast
    Instagram: @val_marlene_creative 

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

prd102250 ,

Very informative

Thank you so much for providing so much insights into the finance world when my creative mind can’t really handle the logistic side of math really good. I’ve enjoyed the first two podcasts and look forward to more!

KateB-LD ,

Brings all the pieces together!

So excited Val started this podcast! For me she is able to explain the Profit First system in a clear and relatable way that others haven't been able to. Valuable info and doable lessons- not just theories and ideas. Love it! 😍

teacher entreprenuer ,

Transparent and inspiring

In a culture were business owners are quick to boast about numbers but shy away from the specifics, Val transparently steps you through the details with actual figures of her personal money management and the income framework she teaches. She is changing the narrative for what it means to be a growth-minded entrepreneur.

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