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6 Figure Creative is a podcast that helps freelance creatives earn more money by doing what they love. If you’re trying to avoid the never-ending grind of a 9–5, or just want to earn more money doing what you do best (creating), 6 Figure Creative is your new favorite show! Join hosts Brian Hood and Chris Graham as they explore topics such as mental health, finances, sales, marketing, time management, the digital nomad lifestyle, and more.

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6 Figure Creative is a podcast that helps freelance creatives earn more money by doing what they love. If you’re trying to avoid the never-ending grind of a 9–5, or just want to earn more money doing what you do best (creating), 6 Figure Creative is your new favorite show! Join hosts Brian Hood and Chris Graham as they explore topics such as mental health, finances, sales, marketing, time management, the digital nomad lifestyle, and more.

    The 5 Types Of Follow-Ups That Will Help You Double Your Income | With Mark Eckert

    The 5 Types Of Follow-Ups That Will Help You Double Your Income | With Mark Eckert

    Please tell me you’ve never been this person...
    “Hey.”
    “How’s it going?”
    “U there? lol.”
    “Hello?!?!?”
    That’s the person who makes everyone cringe when they’re around. If that’s you, I hate to say it, but there’s a reason everyone ignores you. 
    On the other side of things, if you’re the type of person who never follows up with anyone then you’re leaving half your potential income behind. 
    Following up is an important part of business, but as with almost everything in life there’s a tactful, professional way to do it and then there’s a desperate, needy, cringey way to do it.  
    On this episode of 6 Figure Creative, Brian Hood and substitute co-host Mark Eckert talk about the 5 types of follow-ups that can help double your income over the next 12 months. 

    In this episode you’ll discover:

    Why you should follow up with people


    How to follow up properly in 5 different situations

    What to use as your subject line for email follow ups

    How to nurture relationships by following up

    Why being pushy or nudgy is not the way to follow up

    How to get introductions to the right people


    Why speaking in a polite and political manner helps in follow ups

    How to use your network to grow your network

    When to offer people money in exchange for their time


    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/170

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Earning $10k+ Per Month With A Productized Service (And Only 2 Hours Of Work) | With Brian Casel

    Earning $10k+ Per Month With A Productized Service (And Only 2 Hours Of Work) | With Brian Casel

    If there was a way to shift your freelance business in a way that consistently led to higher income, fewer hours, and more predictability, would you be interested in hearing more? 
    This is exactly what Brian Casel did with his business.
    He created a productized service that allowed him to hire a team to remove most of the work from his plate to the point where he was spending less than 2 hours per month on that business. 
    The best part is that his clients were paying him a flat fee every single month, which meant he had predictable, recurring revenue. 
    Whether or not you ever want to run your business this way, this interview is a must-watch for anyone looking to grow their income.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    What it’s like to launch, grow, and sell a business

    How to create a scalable business that runs without you

    Why having a productized service is a smart move for freelancers

    How to provide a service you have no experience with

    Why it’s important to choose an industry you’re passionate about

    How to build a business that runs on autopilot


    What to do when you find extra time because your business runs autonomously

    How to hire the right people


    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/169

    • 57 min
    Atomic Habits for Freelancers: Growing Your Snowball

    Atomic Habits for Freelancers: Growing Your Snowball

    If you build healthy habits and routines in your life, you will always win over someone who waits around for motivation to get things done. 
    Atomic Habits is one of our all-time favorite books, so we dedicated this episode to discussing some of our favorite takeaways from the book and how it all applies to someone who is freelancing.
    Listen now to learn about building healthy habits, eliminating unhealthy habits, and how something called a “Systems Snowball” can help along the way.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    How Brian and Chris make the most of their reading experience

    The pros and cons of Kindle

    Why habits are such an important part of our day to day lives

    Why small habits matter the most

    How to build your systems snowball


    What to do if you aren’t a goal-oriented person

    How to view lagging vs. leading indicators of your habits

    How systems have shaped humanity

    Why it’s important to forge ahead even when you can’t see progress

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/168

    • 52 min
    How To Hire An Incredible Assistant Who Will Transform Your Business

    How To Hire An Incredible Assistant Who Will Transform Your Business

    If you’re getting overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks of your business, it’s probably time to hire someone who can help you out.
    You’ve probably even considered it in the past, but you have doubts that have held you back…

    “What if they can’t do it as well as I can?”

    “What if I hire the wrong person?”

    “It will take forever to train them”.

    “I don’t want to be someone else’s boss”. 

    “Can I really afford this”?

    If you’re ever had these thoughts, you’re perfectly normal. 
    These are the same doubts we all have before making our first hire. 
    Whether you’ve tried (and failed) at hiring someone in the past, you’re just now planning to make your first hire, or you’re interested in hiring help, but not totally convinced it’s the right move, this episode is perfect for you.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    How an assistant can transform your business


    Which tasks should be delegated first

    How an assistant can help you take a “workation”

    How to hire the right person for the job

    How setting expectations affects your working relationship

    How to make sure your assistant does everything exactly how you want

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/167

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The 3 Simple Steps For Marketing That Can't Be Ignored | With Mike Michalowicz

    The 3 Simple Steps For Marketing That Can't Be Ignored | With Mike Michalowicz

    If you rely solely on referrals to fuel your business, you’re making one of the most common mistakes a freelancer can make. 
    This puts the fate of your business entirely into the hands of your clients. They determine when (or if) you get your next client.
    Instead of living in the constant cycle of feast or famine, Mike Michalowicz shares a way to keep the “marketing machine” running 24/7 to help you attract the best possible clients.
    This simple 3-step method is all about being different instead of just being “better”. 
    Mike is a New York Times bestselling author with over 2 million readers. His life-changing books like The Pumpkin Plan and Profit First have transformed the lives of countless entrepreneurs. 
    Listen now to learn how to stand out from the crowd, and start bringing in more clients by being different.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    Why word of mouth is not a marketing plan

    How you can achieve consistent results from marketing

    What three methods you can use to get attention

    How to find your ideal customers

    What makes you stand out from your competition


    Why you should rip off and duplicate other industries

    How to apply the DAD method to your business (no puns involved)

    Why a marketing plan comes from marketing experiments


    How to come up with creative marketing ideas


    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/166

    • 49 min
    Pricing Strategies From The CEO Of A Billion-Dollar Business | With Mike McDerment

    Pricing Strategies From The CEO Of A Billion-Dollar Business | With Mike McDerment

    It’s time to kill hourly pricing once and for all.
    While many freelancers think hourly billing is a fair method, it’s actually the least fair method for pricing your work. 
    Hourly pricing leads to an immediate conflict of interest between you and your clients, and it puts very little consideration for the value of whatever it is that you do. 
    You are much much more than a bundle of hours for sale. 
    You’re a creative offering something valuable in this world.
    I’m not the only one that thinks this is the case…
    Our podcast guest this week is Mike McDerment – the founder and CEO of a 10-figure business. His advice to the 6-figure creative community is this: 
    It’s time to break the time barrier and start charging based on the value you create. 
    This week’s interview is an eye-opening look at why we should quit charging per hour or day, and instead charge a flat rate based on the outcome we deliver to our clients. 
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    How Mike went from freelancing to running a business worth over 1 billion dollars

    How freelancing has changed in the past two decades

    Why you should bill per project, not by the hour

    How you can determine what a client wants

    Why some clients aren’t worth it

    What to do if someone offers to pay you a million dollars per hour

    How different clients see value in different things


    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/165

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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348 Ratings

348 Ratings

ASobering ,

Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as a creative or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow, this is a must-listen podcast for you! Brian and Chris do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

cidk92 ,

Golden Nuggets

I get at least one golden nugget on each episode!

Vitamin RJ ,

The spark of light I needed.

This podcast is the most encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting podcast in existence today. I decided to start a home studio. Bought some gear over time while I was learning. After a bit over a year, I have a home studio setup. Now what? Do you record your own songs? Do you get clients? How? Everywhere else you can find a small mixing trick that is most of the time irrelevant by itself unless in context of a mix. Well, this podcast was what I really needed. I have wasted so much time doing nothing and relearning the same thing over and over. Brian and Chris basically pushed me to open my studio for outsiders and built my portfolio. Let’s see how it goes from now on. As long as Brian and Chris keep encourage me, I will hustle until I make it happen. Thanks a million!

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