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Creative Pursuit is a podcast for anyone interested in starting their own business in the creative field. We believe you should enjoy the work you do and that the biggest challenge is to just get started. Whether you are in a typical 9-5 office job, doing various part-time jobs, or fresh out of school, we provide you with insights and motivation to help you get started. In each episode we talk with entrepreneurs and freelancers that made the leap and are currently following their creative passion. Our guests include photographers, videographers, drone pilots, web designers, graphic designers, bloggers, social media managers, event organizers, and more! Some of the topics we cover are online tools, software, marketing strategies, social media strategies, portfolio creation, client acquisition, generating income, and business development. Learn how to take the first steps to pursuing your creative passion today!

Creative Pursuit | Podcast for Aspiring Creative Entrepreneurs & Freelancers | Hosted by Darin Young | Side Hustle | Business Darin Young | Podcaster, Entrepreneur, Creative Business Mentor

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Creative Pursuit is a podcast for anyone interested in starting their own business in the creative field. We believe you should enjoy the work you do and that the biggest challenge is to just get started. Whether you are in a typical 9-5 office job, doing various part-time jobs, or fresh out of school, we provide you with insights and motivation to help you get started. In each episode we talk with entrepreneurs and freelancers that made the leap and are currently following their creative passion. Our guests include photographers, videographers, drone pilots, web designers, graphic designers, bloggers, social media managers, event organizers, and more! Some of the topics we cover are online tools, software, marketing strategies, social media strategies, portfolio creation, client acquisition, generating income, and business development. Learn how to take the first steps to pursuing your creative passion today!

    Announcement: We’ll Be Back Shortly | E017

    Announcement: We’ll Be Back Shortly | E017

    If you downloaded this episode, you may have noticed that it’s rather short. The reason for that is I don’t have an interview this week. This will just be an announcement. I will be taking a break from this podcast for a little while. But I want to be clear that this is not the end of this podcast. It is merely some time for me to step back for a bit and reflect on the direction of the show. I want to make this show better for you so I’m going to use the next month or so to reflect and refocus on what this podcast should be.



    If there are any topics you want me to cover or any changes you would like to see, feel free to drop me a line at creativepursuitco@gmail.com



    I truly appreciate all of the guests that took the time to chat with me. And I sincerely appreciate all of you that have been tuning in. Again, this show will be back. If you want to be notified when it is back, I added a signup form on the homepage to a mailing list. Or if you aren’t already subscribed to this podcast, just hit the subscribe button in your podcast app and you will automatically download the next episode when it’s out.



    Thanks again for your support! I’ll see you all again soon!



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    • 3 min
    Recap of Podcast Movement 2017 with Matt Neff of Entreneato | E016

    Recap of Podcast Movement 2017 with Matt Neff of Entreneato | E016

    This episode is a recap of Podcast Movement 2017 in Anaheim, CA. PM17 took place from August 23rd to 25th, 2017. I purchased my ticket at the beginning of the year and waited 8 long months to go to it! I traveled on my own and had no idea if anyone I knew would also be there. But on the very first day I ran into Matt Neff of the Entreneato podcast. Matt and I are both from Columbus, OH and we met a few months back at the Columbus Podcasters Meetup. It was the first time for both of us to attend the conference and I wanted to share our experiences and thoughts from Podcast Movement. Not only did we learn a lot of new things about podcasting, I also learned about a new social media tool that Matt used for the conference. You’ll have to tune in to find out what it is!



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    This episode of Creative Pursuit is sponsored by Millenefits | Benefits for the Way We Work in the New Millennium

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    • 57 min
    Making the Transition from Side Hustle to Full-Time Videographer with Charles Hairston of Nuge Media | E015

    Making the Transition from Side Hustle to Full-Time Videographer with Charles Hairston of Nuge Media | E015

    On this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Charles Hairston of Nuge Media. Charles and I were both volunteers at Making Midwest and were filming all of the talks. Charles has also made the short films for the Maker Series which feature some of the speakers at Making Midwest. I really like his style and I will include a link to the videos in the show notes so be sure to check those out. One thing about Charles is that he does have a full-time job and Nuge Media is his side hustle. He does intend to make the jump to Nuge Media being his full-time gig in the near future and I’m glad he took the time to share his story because I think a lot of people don’t consider that as an option. I know I didn’t. I always thought I needed a well thought-out and bulletproof business plan before making the jump. But no, you can work on it on the side, build it up, and then make the jump. So I hope Charles’ story will inspire you to do the same because the main thing is to just start.



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    Maker Series videos



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    This episode of Creative Pursuit is sponsored by Millenefits | Benefits for the Way We Work in the New Millennium

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    • 39 min
    Building a Design Studio and Retail Shop with Austin Dunbar of Durham Brand & Co | E014

    Building a Design Studio and Retail Shop with Austin Dunbar of Durham Brand & Co | E014

    My guest on this episode is Austin Dunbar of Durham Brand & Co. I met Austin when he was a speaker at Making Midwest. I really enjoyed his talk and got to hear a snippet of his story and was really interested in hearing more. I was able to meet him later that day and glad he agreed to be a guest on this podcast. Durham Brand & Co. is a design studio based in Covington, Kentucky and Austin shares his journey from freelancing in college to working at an agency in Chicago while his family was living in Kentucky. Then making the decision to leave Chicago and open his studio in Covington. And eventually opening up a retail shop. I really like that Austin is honest and transparent about life as a creative and a business owner and I’m sure hearing about his experiences will help you save time and headaches.



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    This episode of Creative Pursuit is sponsored by Millenefits | Benefits for the Way We Work in the New Millennium

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    • 52 min
    Starting a Socially Conscious Apparel Business with Hamilton Perkins | E013

    Starting a Socially Conscious Apparel Business with Hamilton Perkins | E013

    I have the pleasure of chatting with Hamilton Perkins of the Hamilton Perkins Collection which is creating earth-friendly bags and shirts. Hamilton and his company are based in Norfolk, Virginia and it’s not the usual place you would expect to start an apparel business. But Hamilton and his team are doing amazing things. His company is a socially conscious business and they use recycled plastic bottles and upcycled billboard vinyl to create their bags and shirts. Hamilton explains how he got the inspiration to start his company and his path to entrepreneurship as a child.



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    This episode of Creative Pursuit is sponsored by Millenefits | Benefits for the Way We Work in the New Millennium

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    • 45 min
    Drone Piloting and Applications with Dave Agler of Double I Media | E012

    Drone Piloting and Applications with Dave Agler of Double I Media | E012

    On this episode I have Dave Agler of Double I Media. Dave does a range of things in multimedia, including voiceovers, video, and podcasting. But today we’re focusing on drones. When someone mentions drones, the first things that most people think of are videos for real estate and films. But there are many more uses for drones, especially technical applications. There is also a lot more involved when using drones commercially, mainly operating legally, and Dave will go into detail about these aspects to keep you safe and help you get into drone piloting as a business.



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    UAS (Drone) Commercial Pilot Community (CPC) Meetup




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    This episode of Creative Pursuit is sponsored by Millenefits | Benefits for the Way We Work in the New Millennium

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