Ready to leave your 9-5 but don’t know how? Wondering what it takes to scale a creative business and make consistent income? Want to hear from the biggest creative brands on how they built their businesses?
The Jenna Rainey Show is packed full of tangible and impactful tools for starting and building a thriving business. Hosted by best-selling author and creative powerhouse Jenna Rainey, this podcast is a peek into tactical strategies behind social media, pricing, negotiating, creativity and MORE! Listen in each week as Jenna shares her own personal failures and successes throughout her career as an artist, course creator and influencer. From side hustle to art empire, Jenna reveals what it was like growing a six-figure stationery business to collaborating with some of the biggest retail stores and brands, launching online courses and scaling to that seven-figure mark as an artist. She regularly has conversations with guests where they share how they built creative empires and hacks that will inspire YOU to go after your biggest dreams!
The Jenna Rainey Show is a NO BS conversational-style show that is focused on helping YOU tackle your fears and achieve those goals. Because we believe that the *starving artist* narrative was made to be broken!
That's a Wrap on Season 1
And that's a wrap on season 1 of the Jenna Rainey Show!
It's been an amazing first year debuting this podcast show with just over 85 episodes and loads of amazing guests. Thanks for listening and for all the stellar reviews. Until next time, come hang out with me on Instagram @jennarainey and on the blog at https://jennarainey.com. I've got a lot of amazing business/art courses, resources, and a new watercolor book in the works so stay tuned for much more from me.
What It's Really Like Being an Influencer with shutthekaleup
Being an influencer might not be what you think! In this episode, I invited my good friend—and one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram—to be on the show. It's Jeannette Ogden from @shutthekaleup!
Jeannette's account is all about nutrition, wellness, fitness, and mom-things. We talk about what it's like to work with brands, how to get collabs, and some behind-the-scenes insights.
Episode show notes: https://jennarainey.com/shutthekaleup/
Why Having an E-mail List Saved My Business
Strategic email marketing is one of the most engaging and cost-effective ways to build personal, profitable relationships with your customers.
Let that process for a minute.
Email marketing is HUGE. So why you should have an email list? What is my favorite strategy? How did it save my business? Tune in and find out.
Episode show notes: https://jennarainey.com/whyemaillist/
3 Tips for Growing a Stationery Business
This one's for all you designers out there who want to start—or grow!—a thriving stationery business.
I started my business 8 years ago as a stationery designer and after 5 wonderful years of amazing clients, I decided to shift my focus and sell the company.
During those 5 years I learned SO much. I had no formal training or experience so I basically jumped in the deep end with two feet and figured things out as I went.
So now we're here so you can learn from my mistakes and also learn about things I wish I would've known about sooner.
But remember, there's so much value to be gleaned from every mistake and every win. Keep going. The hills and valleys are part of the journey. You've got this.
Episode show notes: https://jennarainey.com/stationerybusiness/
E-Commerce Sites: How to Write Product Descriptions
Did you know that there is a whole lot of strategy involved in writing descriptions for your products or services so that it reaches more eyes?
And it applies to a wide range of e-commerce platforms including Etsy, Shopify, SquareSpace, Creative Market...anywhere you list your products (or services in some cases!).
So in this episode I want to give you tips on how to use SEO and keyword research to improve the chances of your listings showing up in search results.
Episode show notes: https://jennarainey.com/productdescriptions/
How to Make a Living with Your Ideas with Jeffrey Madoff
Have you thought about taking your hobby or side gig and making a living out of your creative creative? Do you have doubts, concerns, fears about taking the leap?
You're not alone. I've been there and my guest on this episode has some insights and inspiration to share.
Jeffrey Madoff is the founder of Madoff productions in New York City. His company collaborates with ad agencies, public relations firms, and directly with clients to produce commercials. He's worked with Victoria Secret, Ralph Lauren and more.
Jeffrey began his career as a fashion designer and was named one of the top 10 designers in the US before switching careers to film and video production.
He also teaches a popular course at the Parsons School of Design and recently published a book by the same name—Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas.
In this episode, we're his students for a short lecture and I can't wait for you to soak in all the wisdom.
Episode show notes: https://jennarainey.com/jeffreymadoff
Jenna, Thank You Just Isn’t Enough
I’m currently a stay at home mom and in the process of that rediscovering what makes me feel alive and happy… creating. I’ve sold a couple of pieces and it got me thinking that this could me more than a hobby. I stumbled across Jenna on YouTube and I’ve been following her ever since. She’s real, encouraging and exactly what I’ve needed to continue following through on wherever this creative journey takes me. Jenna, I’m forever grateful for you! <3
Everything I Needed to Hear
I’m only a few episodes in, but Jenna’s podcast is exactly what I’ve been searching for. I’m a newish watercolor artist, and I want to take it to the next level. Between this podcast and Jenna’s website...there is just so much useful information. She’s motivating and real, and I’m just so grateful she’s willing to share her knowledge with a fledgling like me! Thanks Jenna!
Jenna is a wealth of knowledge!
If you are growing a creative business, you need to listen to this podcast! Jenna is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to scaling. Her tangible tips could empower anyone to go from side-hustler to full time creative CEO.