Welcome to your go-to business podcast. Hear from your favorite creators about their work journeys, biggest successes and failures, and time-tested best practices.
Each episode focuses on one creator’s personal story and the unique ways they’ve transformed their skills—like house plant care, social media marketing, or finance—into profitable online businesses.
This podcast is presented by Teachable: your go-to platform for course creation. Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 100,000 creators earn over $1 billion from online courses and coaching products. How do we do it? By managing all the logistics (like coding and payment processing) to make it easier than ever for you to share your knowledge online.
Behind the Scenes of the Creator Economy (Jess Catorc and Parth Shah, Teachable)
Today is a special episode of the Everything is Teachable podcast. Not only is it the last episode of Season 3, but we're also lucky to have two colleagues as our guests—Jess Catorc and Parth Shah, the leads on Teachable's newest education product. In today's episode, we'll get the inside scoop on what creators can expect to see from Teachable's new product, why online courses continue to be a major player in the creator economy (and how influencers can benefit), tips for marketing your online course, and more.
Jess Catorc is an award-winning brand strategist that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and startups expand their reach and revenue online. She’s been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., The Huffington Post, the ABC television network, and in 2019 was awarded both a Telly and Stevie award for her work.
As a creative video producer, Catorc has developed a unique method using video in outreach and to increase brand awareness. Former Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, Sheri Salata, has also praised Jess as “a genius talent and bonafide star”.
As a seasoned public speaker and interviewer, Catorc has spoken at events around the world including Google Campus (UK), Karlie Kloss’s coding bootcamp, and Sound Education FM hosted at Harvard University. She’s also the host of Teachable’s annual virtual summits (with 60,000+ registrants) and over the years has interviewed the likes of Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Marie Forleo, Jay Shetty, Kim Coles , Lisa Nichols, Jordan Harbinger, and Neil Patel to name a few.
Jess was selected as a leading expert to judge the 18th Generation of Start-up Chile (an initiative of the Chilean government that offers $30k equity-free funding to 100 international startups), and the International Business Awards for the Marketing/Video category.
Jess is currently co-leading creator launch initiatives at Teachable.
Parth is co-leading the new education product and brings a background in teaching and curriculum design. He started his career as a high school teacher where he taught math in Oakland and rural Tanzania. He then moved into online education where he built courses for millions of learners at Codecademy and GitHub. Before coming to teachable, Parth most recently led program design at Lambda School where he built out their experiential learning program and job preparedness program. In this role, Parth is excited to make quality courses that students will love.
Crafting a Stellar Social Media Strategy (Andréa Jones, OnlineDrea Inc.)
Andréa Jones has built an online business committed to empowering businesses to utilize the power of social media in a positive and impactful way, without being overwhelmed and drained by it.
With over 7 years of experience in the game, Andréa hosts the acclaimed podcast, the Savvy Social Podcast, leads a team providing done-for-you service inside of her marketing agency that was named a Top Digital Marketing Agency in 2021, and serves over 200 students in her membership, the Savvy Social School.
Social media is one of the most vital ways to connect with your audience. But, why is it so important to have a social media strategy for your online business? Where do you even begin when it comes to creating engaging social media content? We're answering those questions and more in this episode of Everything is Teachable.
An Engineer's Approach to Entrepreneurship (Darryl Cheng, House Plant Journal)
Meet Darryl Cheng. He's always had a love for plants, but when his full-time job as a software engineer abruptly changed, it was his motivation to start his now thriving online business, House Plant Journal. In today's episode, you'll hear all about Darryl's business journey, how he scaled House Plant Journal that helps hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, and the stellar video tips that launched him to success.
Darryl Cheng is the creator of the incredibly popular blog and Instagram account, House Plant Journal. Darryl’s passion for plants and engineering approach has turned him into one of the most trusted resources of the internet houseplant world. What was initially a hobby Tumblr page has turned into an Instagram account with over half a million followers, a foundational houseplant care book entitled ‘The New Plant Parent’, a game-changing online course, and plant time-lapse videos that have gone viral around the world.
Growing a Product-Based Business (Katie Hunt, Proof to Product)
On the latest episode of Everything Is Teachable, you'll get an inside look into Katie's background as a product expert and listen to her expertise on community building, staying organized as a business owner, collaborating with others, and more.
The Power of Public Relations (Brittney Lynn, Human Connection Agency)
Brittney Lynn is the founder and CEO of The Human Connection Agency, a PR agency that serves purpose-driven entrepreneurs worldwide. She has over 10 years of experience working in the online marketing industry and has a passion for helping others grow their reach, revenue, and impact through strategic PR.
She's also the host of The Human Connection podcast where we dive deep into the topic of how entrepreneurs and small business owners can be better at building real, authentic relationships with their audience.
Brittney and her team have landed clients in Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, US News & World Report, and Washington Post to name a few.
Meet Brittney Lynn: a public relations expert with a knack for connecting with others. In this episode, we dive deep into the foundation of public relations, the importance of having PR for your brand or business, and what you can do today to start landing press.
Finding Empowerment through Financial Freedom (Tori Dunlap, HerFirst100k)
Tori Dunlap is an internationally-recognized money and career expert. After saving $100,000 at age 25, Tori quit her corporate job in marketing and founded Her First $100K to fight financial inequality by giving women actionable resources to better their money. She has helped over one million women negotiate salary, pay off debt, build savings, and invest.
Host of the #1 Business Podcast, Financial Feminist; author of the upcoming book “Financial Feminist” (Harper Collins); and Adweek's "Finance Creator of the Year", Tori's work has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the New York Times, TIME, PEOPLE, New York Magazine, Forbes, BuzzFeed, CNN, CNBC, and more.
Tori now travels the world writing, speaking, and coaching about personal finance, online businesses, side hustles, and confidence for women.
If we told you someone's online audience grew from 30,000 to two million in just one year, would you believe us? That's Tori Dunlap's reality. After starting a blog about life as a woman in her 20's while she was still working full-time in marketing, Tori found herself answering questions about all things finance on a consistent basis. Not only that, but she realized that all things finances were actually the thing that ignited her passions. Then came HerFirst100k, Tori's business dedicated to serving women all over the world and empowering them to invest, pay off debt, conquer job interviews, and more. In this episode of Everything Is Teachable, Tori tells us all about where she started before HerFirst100k, how setting boundaries was a pivotal moment in her business, why you shouldn't shy away from charging what you're worth, and so much more.
Everything is teachable, including Teachable!
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~ Professor Nance (@professor_nance on IG)
Love all things Teachable!
Teachable’s training and support is top-notch. But even if you don’t use the Teachable platform, you will love this podcast. There are so many wonderful stories of entrepreneurship that will inspire and educate you. Everything really is teachable!
Teachable brings value in so many ways. I’ve gotten so much from their free seminars that’s helped me in my busy. Looking forward to learn more from the podcast.