The Make Money Your Honey Podcast hosted by Amazon best-selling author and millennial personal finance blogger Amanda Abella, is a podcast dedicated to everything you need to know about millennials, marketing and money in the new economy. From personal finance topics like paying off student loans and credit cards to online business and expert interviews, this show aims to help millennials everywhere build a better relationship with their work and their money. It’s a new kind of podcast for a new kind of generation that craves flexibility, abundance and a fulfilling career.
Getting Over Your Fear of Sales by Surrendering with Caitlin Doemner
I’m excited to have another kick-ass saleswoman on board today, Caitlin Doemner. Caitlin is one of my sales trainers who I absolutely love! I recently completed her Referrals on Demand class, which was fabulous for so many reasons! I'm always excited when I find another woman who's really good at sales, which is why I had her as my feature guest on a recent episode of my podcast.
Meet Caitlin Doemner
After receiving her MBA from Biola University, Caitlin Doemner launched a sales management company. Working with some of the most prestigious coaches in their industries, including Deepak Chopra, Ali Brown, Mastin Kipp, and Fabienne Fredrickson, Caitlin has generated over $11M in new revenue for its clients in eight years. In addition, she has closed over $2.5M in coaching services in less than 12 months.
She is the author of multiple books, including “The Unseen Sales Machine” and “Sell with Heart.” After realizing the coaching industry needed more transparency, she launched BookofExperts.com and BookofExperts.TV - two referral networks and a media company that gives transformational leaders such as coaches and consultants more visibility and consistent referrals.
Changing Your Mindset and Transformation
She emphasizes that to change your mindset, you’ll need to make space in your thought process. “When you are holding sacred space for transformation, the act of selling is changing their life and you guys need to own that at a gut level.”
Listen in to find out why Caitlin chose sales for a career, how phone calls work better to close deals, and why you need to change your fear mindset.
You’ll also learn:
How to charge what you’re worth for your services The importance of opening a channel for wisdom Why surrendering is a big part of landing your sales For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/getting-over-your-fear-of-sales-by-surrendering-with-caitlin-doemner
Grit, Growth, and Goal-Planning with Violette De Ayala
Violet De Ayala was my first business mentor. She is a first-generation Cuban-American first-generation, Violet struggled to find her place in her new world but soon met success with grit, determination, and goal-setting.
Meet Violette De Ayala
Violette de Ayala is a Cuban American serial and Social Entrepreneur, Founder of FemCity®, and the International Best-Selling Author of The Self-Guided Guru© Life Lessons for the Everyday Human.
She has been quoted in Success, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Fast Company, Thrive Global, Medium, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Small Business, Authority, Business Insider News as a small business expert. Violette has also been seen in featured campaigns in People, InStyle, Real Simple magazines in addition to bareMinerals "Women We Love" Series.
In addition, she was selected by Isaac Mizrahi for the Malibu Collection campaign and had her personal love story featured on Good Morning America.
She served as part of The White House: Women Environmental Leaders Program and was a commissioned Keynote speaker for Accenture's International Women's Month Event, the SBA Regional Women's Conference, Beconet, and Luxury Brand Partners. She's also volunteered as a Program Facilitator and Mentor for the United Way and Girl Scouts of South Florida. She was also featured as Top 27 Entrepreneurs for Hire on Upwork 2019.
FemCity has been seen in Gilt, Vogue, Forbes, AP, Mashable, and Fast Company and has over 80 locations in the US, Canada, and the Islands. Violette is a Member of the NationSwell Council, Entrepreneur Leadership Network and a Contributor for Entrepreneur.com. She was a Moderator for the Global Women Empower 2020 Summit and NationSwell's "The Great American Lie" Discussion. Violette also was a Panelist in the SBA of South Florida Research + Development Panel 2021.
Starting and Growing Businesses
Starting, growing, and scaling several businesses, Violet ended up in the coaching sector. She looks at life and understands that everything we need is out there. “When you are an immigrant, the narrative that you are acquiring, the stories being shared are of those people that arrived with nothing and achieved great success.” Many people will tell you that you’ll fail as an entrepreneur.
Listen in to find out Violette’s amazing backstory, how she scaled and grew her business and her background as an immigrant coming to America to achieve her dreams!
You’ll also learn:
How to find your grit when you’re struggling The importance of systems in your business Ideas for partnering and cross-promoting Goal planning Why you want to review your company data Refuting negative stereotypes Understanding your financial liability
For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/grit-growth-and-goal-planning-with-violette-de-ayala
Sales, Obligations and Profits with Mike Michalowicz
Mike Michalowicz, author, entrepreneur, and angel investor, shares his story of losing all his financial assets fifteen years ago..
“I lost all my money because I was completely ignorant of what made an entrepreneur successful.”
As a result, Mike lost his home and possessions; but still had his family.
Meet Mike Michalowicz
Mike launched three multi-million dollar companies and has been awarded the NJ SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of The Year when he was 26. He sold his first company to private equity and his second firm to a Fortune 500. Mike is the author of Fix This Next, Clockwork, Surge, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, and Profit First, which were translated into 20 different languages. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Mike is an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business growth consultancy, an augmented reality tech firm, and a certification organization for accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaches.
Do Sales Cure All Business Issues?
“At first we have to realize what sales are.” Sales create cash, but sales alone are not sufficient. “Sadly there's some pundits who say sales cures everything. And that is total b******t.” The point of sales is to establish a runway for profit.
Listen in to find out the value of behavioral intercepts and why more sales mean an increase in your work obligation.
You’ll also learn:
Why sales won’t cure all business money issues How to bake profits into your business Why you shouldn’t always spend money on capital expenses The goal of having an efficient business The Four D’s and how you can make them work for your company For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/sales-obligations-and-profits-with-mike-michalowicz
Episode 200: Seven Business Lessons to Level Up Your Business
I'm very appreciative of my longtime listeners and I'm also grateful for those who have been around since 2010 when I started this entire journey! This episode is a thank-you to all my followers who have joined me in their financial and business journey!
The Amanda Abella Story
I started the Making Money Your Honey podcast in 2016 and decided to name the podcast after my book. When I started, I had no idea what I was doing. I saw that podcasts were popular in the financial space and thought podcasting sounded like fun. I got everything set up over the weekend.
Many of my followers have ideas that you don't execute. People tend to procrastinate by taking too much time to weigh the pros and the cons. My team will tell you; I don't think I execute.
I used to suffer from shiny object syndrome back in 2016. I'm going to change everything on a dime because so-and-so did this thing. At this point, the wheels started to fall off for me. At that time, I'd been freelance writing for about six years. I'd made a name for myself in the financial space. It was pretty easy for me to get gigs.
I was starting to make good money when I realized I was meant for bigger things. It was beginning to feel like I lost my reason for writing. In addition, my wrists started hurting badly, and I didn't want to get carpal tunnel syndrome.
Listen in to my story and how I started out working as a content writer and transitioned into my seven-figure business. In this episode, you’ll learn:
Business Advice and Lessons for Small Business Owners Pivoting in Business How to un-complicate Your Business Plan Focusing on Mastering the Skill Set Working to Achieve What You Manifest in Life and Business For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/7-business-lessons-to-level-up-your-business
Intellectual Property and Trademarking CYA with Ticora Davis
Have you wondered about legal issues with your content and are concerned that another company may copy your content? Want to find out how you can protect yourself and your business’ creative and intellectual property?
You’ve come to the right place!
Listen for gems of wisdom about applying for a trademark, protecting your IP, and what you need to know about copyright, trademark and how to CYA.
Meet Ticora Davis
Attorney, author, and speaker, Ticora Davis is recognized as one of the most prominent voices advocating for more holistic, inclusive, and ethical legal representation for Black women and creatives of color.
The founder and CEO of The Creator’s Law Firm, Ticora helps experts and entrepreneurs protect their smarts through a suite of business law and consulting services. With a client portfolio that reads like a VIP list of some of the world's most successful Black brands, the firm is guided by a diverse team of female legal juggernauts and boasts an impressive 98.5% success rate in trademark registrations.
Ticora’s inherent ability to seamlessly blend her knowledge and passion has garnered her the opportunity to work with stellar brands like VH1, Black Enterprise, and Facebook. She’s been awarded numerous prestigious honors, including Who's Who of Black Charlotte and Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, and routinely travels nationally as a motivational speaker and panelist.
Listen in to find out her advice on how to grow your business and protect your IP. We also discuss:
Trademark and Copyright Talk Common Trademark Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Wise Company and Wise Council Two Legal Components Every Business Owner Should Have For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/intellectual-property-and-trademarking-cya-with-ticora-davis
Keeping Follower Connections Close and Your Marketing Funnels Simple with Allie Bjerk
Allie Bjerk is a blast to chat with! Find out how Allie went from a designer to learning the ins and outs of the online learning industry, how she overcame imposter syndrome, and the importance of keeping a personal connection with your followers.
Meet Allie Bjerk
Allie Bjerk is a visibility strategist, coach, and consultant. Allie has helped hundreds of business owners create the visibility strategies and marketing plans behind growing super-profitable businesses for balanced and prosperous lives. As a funnel expert, Allie has taken her marketing agency experience and used it to lead entrepreneurs towards their goals through her transformational programs focusing on tiny offer strategies. In addition, her utilization of digital products results in entrepreneurs making money while simultaneously growing their business and following.
Allie specifically encourages women that they don’t have to choose between their family and a successful career, as she’s living proof, making her first million in ten months. Her mission is to help entrepreneurs show up authentically, owning their expertise and not shrinking down from their big dreams. Her focus on inner-work, confidence, consistency, captivation and clarity has set her work apart from other marketers and strategists, who focus on tactics and algorithms over the relationships.
Allie spent four years working for corporate web development and Internet marketing agencies before launching her business. She managed the SEO and Social Media departments, teaching marketing and training new agency employees. Allie left her corporate career after the birth of her first baby and a battle with debilitating postpartum anxiety that catalyzed for her to transform her life and never look back. She lives an adventure and travel-filled life based in Northern Minnesota with her husband and three young children.
Listen in to find out her advice on how to overcome imposter syndrome.
In addition, you’ll learn:
Why selling is serving How to give yourself permission to be successful Keeping your marketing funnels simple Creating a close follower connection
For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/keeping-follower-connections-close-and-your-marketing-funnels-simple-with-allie-bjerk
It's about more than just money
We have to understand the importance of having financial conversations that matter not only as a society as a whole but as individuals who DESERVE to have success in life. I love this show because it's a topic of conversation that deserves massive discussion. Thanks Amanda! Be Unbroken, @MichaelUnbroken
Amanda is wise beyond her years!
I’ve listened to a few episodes and I can tell you that Amanda is all about sharing her experience freely. She’s a winner and if you’re a listener, you’ll be a winner too! A+ keep it up. - Alex Sanfilippo (CreatingaBrand.com)
Hands on, practical approach to $
Amanda's no nonsense approach to money, finances and personal responsibility is refreshing. I follow her on all social media platforms to remind me to stay focused on my goals. I appreciate her authenticity and genuine care for people who struggle. I’m glad she is also reaching out to the Spanish speaking audience. Her voice is very much needed!