201 episodes

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.

6 Figure Creative Brian Hood and Chris Graham

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    • 4.9 • 357 Ratings

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.

    How Creatives Can Shamelessly (And Tastefully) Self-promote | With Peggy Dean

    How Creatives Can Shamelessly (And Tastefully) Self-promote | With Peggy Dean

    As a creative, what have you done recently to promote your work?
    If you're like most, you might have posted on social media a few times (if even that)... but that's about it.
    Unfortunately, self-promotion doesn't come naturally for most creatives, and it's to our own detriment.
    We might be the best in the world at what we do, but if no one knows we exist, we'll never make a living from our creative talents.
    That's why I invited Peggy Dean onto the podcast to discuss a subject she's become the master of; Self-promotion as a creative.
    Peggy has managed to amass an Instagram following of 184,000 people and an email list of over 75,000 people, and she's showing no signs of slowing down.
    If you're good at what you do, but you struggle to let the world know about everything you have to offer, this interview is a must-listen.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    Why failure isn't necessarily a bad thing

    Prioritizing your time and energy to become more creative

    How Peggy finished high school a year and a half early

    Using project management tools to stay focused

    Tackling your ideal client's biggest struggles

    Batching work to keep content flowing smoothly

    How emotion controls a buyer's actions

    Why email subscribers are worth 10x your social media following

    The 90/10 mindset to solve your problems

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/201

    • 51 min
    The 7 Key Topics To Cover With Every Client BEFORE The Sale | The Client Acquisition Series

    The 7 Key Topics To Cover With Every Client BEFORE The Sale | The Client Acquisition Series

    Have you ever had one of those awkward situations with a crush where you were TOTALLY into them, but you weren’t sure if they were into you?
    Yeah... That sucks. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to help you there since we give business advice instead of dating advice.
    What we CAN help you with is the client equivalent of that situation. Here’s what I mean...
    You’re talking to a dream client. You’re way into working with them, but you’re just not sure if they’re into you.
    There are actually 7 key points to cover with every potential client, and if each point is a “positive”, then they’re giving you their permission to pitch/sell them (i.e. take the relationship to the next level).
    This framework was shared with us by someone earning multiple millions per year, and it works perfectly in the freelance world.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    How to help your clients better by determining their needs

    When closing a deal comes down to good timing

    What to do if a client isn't sure they want to hire you

    Why being open and honest with clients is the only way to run a healthy business

    How to discuss your workflow and delivery with clients before closing a deal

    Why it's vital that clients trust you implicitly

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/200

    • 39 min
    How To Get A Complete Stranger To Hire You | Client Acquisition For Freelancers

    How To Get A Complete Stranger To Hire You | Client Acquisition For Freelancers

    Client acquisition is a nerdy marketing term that basically boils down to one thing: getting clients.
    While the idea is simple, our freelance community seems to be deathly allergic to client acquisition.
    I get it... None of us got into this game because we wanted to become marketers. We do this because we love spending all day every day doing what we love by being creative.
    Unfortunately, that's not how it works. Unless you simply want this to be your hobby, client acquisition is a skill and a process you have to learn, develop, and grow.
    The alternative is to keep doing what you're likely doing now... sit around and hope a client finds you.
    If your current "strategy" is "hope marketing", this episode gives you the big picture view of how you can get complete strangers to hire you instead of waiting around for a miracle.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    Why people will never hire you if they don't know you

    How to build trust with potential customers

    When it's time to be yourself

    How dating and business are closely related

    Why Mark is was more of a ladies' man than Brian

    How adding value in the long term sets you up for success

    Why our "comfort zone" is holding us back

    Why we need to be ourselves and not be afraid of alienating some people

    How appealing to everyone is a bad thing for our businesses

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/199

    • 38 min
    Dealing With Burnout, Mental Exhaustion, And Low Creative Juices

    Dealing With Burnout, Mental Exhaustion, And Low Creative Juices

    If you're doing anything worth a damn, you will eventually hit a point of burnout. There's literally no way to avoid this happening from time to time.
    The question is "how do you handle it"?
    Some of us just put our heads down and keep working, trying to pretend we're fine.
    Others completely withdraw to "recover", but they lose all momentum.
    This episode explores the wide range of "gray" areas...
    This is the area beyond simple black and white thinking.
    It's this non-binary thinking that can help us navigate the most difficult roadblocks in our creative lives.
    If you're going through burnout, or you feel like you just don't have anything left to give creatively, this episode is for you.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    How to handle burnout

    Why you might be facing burnout

    Wearing all the hats as a business owner

    The damage of over-saturating yourself in one aspect of life

    Pacing yourself for success

    How your well being is a sum of your life, not just one part

    Why the four bottlenecks discussed in episode 188 are important to understand

    Avoiding water in your gas tank

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/198

    • 37 min
    Failure, Motivation, And What To Do When You Want To Give Up | With Andy J. Pizza

    Failure, Motivation, And What To Do When You Want To Give Up | With Andy J. Pizza

    “I’m a failure. I should just give up. This industry is oversaturated. I could never compete with the other people in this city. I will never be good enough”
    If you’ve ever had thoughts like this, then you may have a dangerous condition known as a “Fixed Mindset.”
    This is where you believe your skills, abilities, and talents are capped. 
    “I can never get better than this at these things”.
    If you allow a Fixed Mindset to take over, then your career may be over before you even started.
    It’s extremely important for your business, your career, and your life, that you don’t wave a white flag before you even try!
    Instead, there’s something called a Growth Mindset. 
    In this episode, Andy J. Pizza explains how to make the switch from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset. 
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    What toxic creative mythology is and how it hurts your career

    Fixed mindset vs. growth mindset

    What the TV show Oak Island has to do with your career

    Why you can’t let roadblocks discourage you

    How a mindset can boost your life exponentially

    Why making your goals SMART is key to your success

    Why you need to live a life that your kids want to know about

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/197

    • 50 min
    The 80/20 Rule: How To Make More, Work Less, And Get Rid Of Bad Clients

    The 80/20 Rule: How To Make More, Work Less, And Get Rid Of Bad Clients

    Ever meet someone who's able to earn more than they need while still having time to enjoy their lives...without stress weighing them down?
    A successful, carefree person is a surprisingly rare person to meet.
    It seems like people are either constantly working while neglecting their personal lives, or their personal life seems solid but their business is stagnant.
    Even more common seems to be the person whose life is in shambles in all areas (I mean that's the norm post-2020, yeah?).
    Here's the "secret" behind success for those few who seem to have it all together...those people live by The 80/20 Rule.
    Most of us already know (or have some vague idea) of what The 80/20 Rule is, but very few people actually use that as their "north star."
    If you have no idea what The 80/20 Rule is, or you need a reminder of how you can use that magical rule to "refresh" your life, this episode is for you.
    In this episode you’ll discover:

    What is the 80/20 principle, anyway?

    How the 80/20 principle affects your business

    Maximizing your profits by reducing your workload

    Enriching your personal life using the 80/20 principle

    How to review your business through the 80/20 lens

    What not to do when you have a "f*¢k it" moment

    Dealing with shiny object syndrome using the 80/20 principle

    Prioritizing the pillars of your life

    For full show notes, visit https://6figurecreative.com/196

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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357 Ratings

stephenbh ,

Among the best for small business owners

This podcast has been instrumental in helping me grow my recording studio and improve my business acumen.

JPerkinski ,

No longer good.

This podcast was decent early on but has since jumped the shark badly and has reduced itself to associating with dishonest grifters in a desperate attempt for more content when it should really just go away now.

Jakob! :-) ,

Best pod

Super inspiring and informative. Really kicking me into gear with my own business

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