Have a subscription box idea, but not sure where to start? Right here. This is a podcast for new and aspiring subscription box entrepreneurs. Host Julie Ball is the Founder and Chief Sparkler of Sparkle Hustle Grow, a monthly subscription box and online community for female entrepreneurs. Julie leads thousands of women through personal development and business training in a way that’s fun and supportive. She is an author, speaker, community builder, subscription box coach featured in Forbes, Business Insider, POPSUGAR, Hello Sunshine, and US Weekly. If you are ready to launch your subscription box business idea, you need SubscriptionBoxBootcamp.com for the roadmap and support that will help you succeed!
How Content can Grow your Box Business with Rai Cornell
#092 - In this episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie is joined by Rai Cornell of Cornell Content Marketing to talk about tips to improve your marketing when bootstrapping your business.
Rai Cornell studied psychology and human behavior for 10 years with the intention of working as a therapist in the California prison system. Over time, though, her interests and talents took her on a very different path.
Today, Rai uses her meticulous understanding of human emotions, reactions, and thought patterns to drive sales and engagement for top brands.
Introduction of Rai Cornell (00:01:49)Tip 1: Building relationships (00:05:05)Tip 2: Repurpose your content (00:07:50)Tip 3: Always include a call to action (00:12:22)Tip 4: Focus on what you can do consistently and sustainably (00:17:28)What does SEO really mean? (00:22:09)Links:
Cornell Content Marketing: https://www.cornellcontentmarketing.comFree checklist for content marketing: https://www.cornellcontentmarketing.com/subcosRai Cornell: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raicornell
Live video marketing with Melanie Howe
#091 - In this episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie is joined by Melanie Dyann Howe to talk about live video marketing.
Mel is a self-proclaimed tech junkie who shows you how to look and sound like a pro without breaking the budget and getting over the overwhelm of tech and software.
Introduction of Melanie Howe (00:01:52)Why should we go live? (00:09:36)What do we talk about when we go live? (00:11:57)Recommended tech for newbies (00:27:52)What to do about fear? (00:34:29)Links:
50 Facebook Live Ideas: https://www.melaniedyann.com/fifty Melanie's website: https://www.melaniedyann.comMelanie's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MelanieDyannDIY Marketing with Melanie Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIYMarketingWithMelanieStreamYard: https://streamyard.com?fpr=julieball
Behind the scenes with Lindsay of The Pampered Parent
#090 - In this episode, Julie is joined by one of her students from Subscription Box Bootcamp, Lindsay Rosenthal of The Pampered Parent.
Lindsay is the founder and owner of The Pampered Parent, which is a monthly subscription box, an online community for moms of children with special needs. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or BCBA. She works with children with a variety of developmental disabilities, as well as with their caregivers to ensure they have all the skills and knowledge they need in order to best support their child.
Tune in to hear Lindsay's inspiring journey in launching The Pampered Parent.
Introduction of Lindsay Rosenthal and The Pampered Parent (00:01:41)What's included in The Pampered Parent box? (00:04:09)The Pampered Parent launch story (00:08:16)The Pampered Parent community (00:11:48)Growing an email list (00:15:07)The biggest challenge in starting The Pampered Parent (00:21:00)Favorite thing about being in the subscription box industry (00:24:59)Advice for new and aspiring subscription box business owners (00:27:39)Links:
The Pampered Parent: https://thepamperedparent.com -use PAMPERME to get 15% off of your first box
The Pampered Parent Instagram: @thepamperedparentThe Pampered Parent Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepamperedparentSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com
Subscription Box Finance with Jamie Trull
#089 - In this episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie is joined by her friend Jamie Trull to talk about a really sexy subject, something you all need to know and want to know. We are talking about finances!
Jamie is a financial literacy coach and profit strategist who helps business owners understand the financial side of their business so they can make and keep more money. She will walk us through some of the things you need to know about finances, especially when starting your subscription box business.
Subscription box finance resource: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/financeSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.comQuickbooks: https://quickbooks.grsm.io/sparkle6415
Subscription box startup costs (Bootcamp is open!)
#088 - You're probably wondering how much does it cost to start your own subscription box business. In this episode, Julie talks about subscription box startup costs. She walks you through this handy dandy calculator to help you figure out an estimate of what you're going to need when you launch your subscription box business.
Subscription box startup costs calculator: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/calculatorSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com
Behind the scenes with Dawn of Teach Sparkle Pop
#087 - In this episode, Julie is joined by one of her star students from Subscription Box Bootcamp, Dawn Marie Biernat of Teach Sparkle Pop.
Teach Sparkle Pop is a monthly subscription box company and community serving and delighting teachers across America!
Subscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.comTeach Sparkle Pop: https://www.teachsparklepop.comTeach Sparkle Pop Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teachsparklepopTeach Sparkle Pop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teach.sparkle.pop
I love learning from Julie! She has the first subscription box I’ve ever bought, so I thought what a great person to learn from! I’m hoping to get some tips and tricks for growing my business!!!
EXACTLY What I have been looking for!
I have been on the hunt looking for resources on lots of different topics as I’m beginning my subscription box journey and then I found you. You have covered every topic I have been searching for and more. I feel like I know you and we’re friends, like you’re my business bestie. Thank you for all of the help, the resources, and the fun!!
I can’t tell you how much this helps a newbie with a dream, like me. You have literally saved me hours of research so I can continue my momentum with launching my box. Thank you so, so much!