Fireside chats with some of today’s best and brightest CreatorsWelcome to Paid To Create, a podcast that features insightful conversations with some of today's most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners. Join us as we delve into the minds of coaches, consultants, agencies, and experts from various industries to discuss their experiences, strategies, and journeys to success.
Our guests have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their respective fields and will share their insights on what it takes as a creator to build and grow a successful business. Each episode is a chance to gain practical advice and inspiration from those who have been through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
Our goal is to provide valuable insights and actionable tips to help you take your business to the next level.
016 Leveraging One Skill to Fund a Lifestyle Business and Purposeful Non-Profit with Louise Henry
Ever wondered how a digital nomad turns passion into profit? Louise Henry went from virtual assistant to online course tycoon - and her journey is inspirational. Join us as Louise unveils the secrets behind her online empire, and how she transformed her dreams into realities—including buying a beach house, helping her brother relocate to Panama, and starting a nonprofit.
How did Louise harness her skills and scale so phenomenally? We’ll explore her transition into the realm of online courses.Be inspired by the story of how Louise launched her nonprofit initiative, Tim's Club, supporting those with autism.Get an insider look into Kartra, the game-changing marketing platform that catapulted Louise's courses to success.Discover the true power of YouTube, as Louise discusses the art of turning viewers into dedicated subscribers and, eventually, customers.
Louise emphasizes the importance of perseverance, continuous improvement, and the transformative role of mentors in the online space. You’ll learn from her experience—from leveraging technology and mastering sales funnels to overcoming self-doubt and redefining beliefs about sales.
Listen to Episode 16 of the Paid To Create Podcast today and let Louise Henry inspire you to dream bigger, act bolder, and create a life without limits. Tune in now!
015 Harnessing the Magic of Gamification for Your Business with Jeff Sherman
Why do we get hooked so easily on video games and social media? What if we could leverage that to make online education equally addicting?
In this episode of “Paid to Create,” we are joined by Jeff Sherman, the mastermind behind the cutting-edge platform Numove, to explore how micro learning and gamification are revolutionizing the online educational landscape.
Breaking down complex information into bite-sized, actionable steps can help learners retain and process information – while skyrocketing engagement and course completion rates. It's not just about digestible chunks of content, however. Add a dash of gamification, and you've got an irresistible formula.
Imagine a learning experience where learners are not just passive recipients but active participants – driven by competition, spurred on by community, and motivated by tangible rewards. Jeff paints a vivid picture of this dynamic landscape, sharing real-life examples from his platform.
We also touch upon the future of online learning, where AI isn't just a buzzword but a tool that personalizes your learning journey. Even so, in this high-tech world, the human touch remains essential. Jeff emphasizes the immeasurable value of personal interactions, feedback, and community building – which remain the cornerstones of long-term customer loyalty and success.
Plus, get a sneak peek into how gaming elements, like badges and points, aren't just shiny trinkets but potent tools of engagement. Jeff shares his insights on building powerful communities around courses and why the next big thing might just be 'chore wars' for kids!
🎧 Dive in and discover how you can harness the power of micro-learning and gamification to transform lives, including your own. Only on "Paid To Create."
014 Profitable Self-Publishing: Cliff Pelloni's Unique Approach to Build Your Brand with a Book
Unlock the transformative power of your own story with publishing expert Cliff Pelloni. In this episode of the Paid to Create Podcast, Cliff discusses the incredible potential of writing and publishing a book. He believes we all have a book within us, waiting to be written. Beyond being a creative pursuit, writing your book can be a game-changer for your business, brand, and even your bank account.
Cliff delves into the advantages of self-publishing, explaining how it offers unparalleled control and flexibility compared to traditional publishing routes. He underlines the significance of a book as a potent marketing tool, capable of establishing your authority and attracting your ideal clients like a magnet.
You’ll also discover proven tips to overcome the common hurdles that stand between you and your author journey. Whether it's lack of time, a disdain for writing, or uncertainty about where to start, Cliff provides practical strategies to navigate these challenges. This episode provides tremendous insights for aspiring authors, filled with motivating quotes that inspire action. Cliff's message is clear: it's time to bring your book out of your head and into the world.
Don't miss this opportunity to harness the power of authorship. Find the confidence to take that leap and unleash the book that's been lingering within you. Because your story is unique, and it's about time the world hears it.
Listen in, start writing, and transform your life and business. The book is your beginning, the springboard to a much larger journey. Step into the world of authorship and discover the untapped potential that lies within your words. Tune in now and embark on your author journey today!
013 Mastering the CEO Mindset: Harnessing Kent Clothier’s Secrets to Success
In this captivating episode of the Paid to Create Podcast, we invited Kent Clothier, an entrepreneur who achieved a staggering $1.8 billion in annual sales before turning 30, and also experienced the humbling downfall of losing it all. Known nationally as a highly effective performance coach and speaker, Kent candidly shares the lessons he learned as he climbed back from his personal and professional rock bottom to reclaim success and fulfillment.
Discover the crucial mindset shift Kent had to make as he transitioned from a relentless hustler to a visionary CEO. With searing honesty, he discusses the profound impact of failure and how hitting rock bottom acted as a catalyst for his extraordinary personal transformation.
Kent delves into the significant aspects of building a successful team - the importance of hiring individuals who align seamlessly with the company's core values and vision. He also shares invaluable insights into making tough decisions, including recognizing when a hire isn't the right fit and implementing necessary changes for the organization's overall growth and success.
Above all, this episode is a testament to the power of time management and intentional life design. Kent emphasizes the finite nature of time, urging listeners to seize control of their lives and make intentional choices to design a life worth living.
Join us for this deeply insightful and inspiring episode. Immerse yourself in Kent Clothier's journey and arm yourself with the wisdom to navigate your own path towards personal and professional fulfillment. Remember, "You can do anything. You may choose not to, but don't say this. Can't or cannot. That is not true."
Don't miss this chance to gain exceptional insights and strategies that can help transform your approach to leadership and life. Click to listen now!
012 Redefining Success: Brad Costanzo's Transformation from Financial Advisor to Marketing Savant
Welcome to the Paid to Create Podcast. In this episode, we invited serial entrepreneur, CEO, and founder Brad Costanzo to share with us his remarkable journey from financial advisor to highly-sought business consultant.
Hear firsthand how Brad turned a financial crisis into an opportunity, catapulting him from corporate America to the wild world of entrepreneurship.
Marvel at Brad's audacious foray into the world of online business, where he created and sold a non-existent product, demonstrating innovation, risk-taking, and a knack for turning the improbable into reality. Discover his intriguing journey of transforming an idea - teaching magic tricks to impress women - into a flourishing enterprise, sparked by a page from Neil Strauss's bestseller, "The Game."
Brad also unravels the value of viewing one's career as an independent venture, emphasizing the boundless potential this mindset offers. As we dive deep into the misconceptions of overnight success, the episode shines a light on the nuanced challenges and triumphs inherent in the entrepreneurial journey.
We explore the intricate dance of optimism and criticism and the critical role of feedback in the world of startups. Learn about the unique productivity systems, the role of AI in future businesses, and the power of staying present to achieve success.
This episode is not just about Brad's story; it is about you and your journey. Regardless of whether you're a veteran entrepreneur or a newcomer, the insights and advice contained in this episode promise to equip you with valuable knowledge to embark on your entrepreneurial adventure.
Tune into this engaging episode of "Paid To Create," as Brad Costanzo, armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience, helps you unlock the secrets of your entrepreneurial path. Remember, the road to success may be winding, but with the right guidance, it's within your grasp.
Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity to learn from a master of the trade. Click to listen now, because your journey to entrepreneurial greatness is just a play button away!
011 Genius Adaptation: Joanna Kinsman's Remarkable Success–Pivoting from Internet Marketing to Selling Masks
Welcome to the Paid to Create Podcast! In this episode, we’re joined by Joanna Kinsman, fashion entrepreneur and founder of Kinsman Kini Bands. Joanna opens up about her transition from internet marketing to launching her own fashion business with low overhead. She shares fascinating insights about overcoming challenges, building a supportive community around her brand, and the importance of flexibility in the ever-evolving world of business.
When COVID-19 hit, Joanna swiftly pivoted her business to meet the new demands, ingeniously creating masks out of bikini material. Not only did this save her business but also sparked a wave of opportunities for other brands to build additional revenue streams. Her remarkable agility and forward-thinking approach serve as a powerful lesson for all entrepreneurs facing uncertainty.
Learn about the intricate process of getting a product into retail stores, a feat Joanna achieved with exceptional finesse. She talks about the struggles, the strategies, and the relentless persistence that finally paid off. But it’s not just about retail – Joanna’s expertise in building customer relationships shines through as she discusses the importance of personal connection and high-quality customer service.
This episode also dives into the behind-the-scenes of managing a small business, working with larger companies, and maintaining the balance between passion and pragmatism in hiring decisions. Listen as Joanna shares her strategy for maintaining resilience amidst the highs and lows of business ownership.
The conversation further explores the power of an effective email, the art of cold outreach, and the potential of merchandising to add an extra layer of brand value. Joanna's tale is filled with practical advice and heartening wisdom that will inspire you, whether you're a budding entrepreneur or an established business owner looking to scale up.
From testing new ideas and spotting trends to acknowledging the value of hard work and celebrating wins, this episode encapsulates the thrilling roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship. It underscores the significance of agility, the importance of passion, and the undeniable power of personal touch in sales and marketing.
Immerse yourself in the world of fashion entrepreneurship and come away with newfound knowledge, inspiration, and actionable takeaways. Don't miss out – tune in now!