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If you are a content creator with a purpose and you want to learn how to use podcasting and video to positively impact your community, The Ultimate Creative Podcast is for YOU. Every week, host Emily Milling, founder of The Ultimate Creative, brings you guests & topics that will help you improve your content, get people excited about it, and of course make money from it! Hosted by Multi-Hyphenate Emily Milling, entrepreneur, comedian, filmmaker, musician and podcaster, Emily truly believes that your true, unfiltered personality is your creative power, and that has the power to positively change the world. To learn more about how we can help you with your podcast and video content, head over to theultimatecreative.com or follow Emily on Instagram at @the_ultimatecreative!

The Ultimate Creative Emily Milling

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If you are a content creator with a purpose and you want to learn how to use podcasting and video to positively impact your community, The Ultimate Creative Podcast is for YOU. Every week, host Emily Milling, founder of The Ultimate Creative, brings you guests & topics that will help you improve your content, get people excited about it, and of course make money from it! Hosted by Multi-Hyphenate Emily Milling, entrepreneur, comedian, filmmaker, musician and podcaster, Emily truly believes that your true, unfiltered personality is your creative power, and that has the power to positively change the world. To learn more about how we can help you with your podcast and video content, head over to theultimatecreative.com or follow Emily on Instagram at @the_ultimatecreative!

    Accounting For Your Creative Business

    Accounting For Your Creative Business

    Today we're talking about setting up accounting for your creative business. Yeah, it’s a little daunting, but it’s SO IMPORTANT because accounting for your business is super frickin’ important. And if you don't want to end up like me with a $10,000 tax bill, literally every time it's tax season, you should probably listen to or watch this episode.
    Here’s what we’re covering:
    Separate bank accounts - get a master business license for $60 in Ontario, this will allow you to get a bank accountSet up an accounting system like Wave or Quickbooks or FreshbooksA way to track sales, either with your acting system or POS like shopifyTrack every transaction coming in and out of your biz with categoriesKeep a running tally of your profit, this is what you will be taxed onHire an accountant that is awesome and not stupid and KNOW what you’re supposed to be looking forCheck out Melissa Houston’s podcast The Business Society for more on your business finances https://thebusinesssociety.co/podcast/ 
    My amazing accountant can be found here if you’re in need of one! https://www.mlhc.info/ 
    That’s all for now! If you liked this episode and want to hear more, make sure you follow me on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts! You can also find me on TikTok and YouTube. 
    If you’re interested in starting your own creative business, in the new year I’m launching an exclusive program to help you get started! It’s limited to 5 people and I’m developing this program RIGHT NOW! FOR YOU! So if you’re interested, click here to sign up for more info! 
    Instagram: @the_ultimatecreative and @emily.milling

    • 14 min
    5 Essential Things You Need For Your Creative Biz

    5 Essential Things You Need For Your Creative Biz

    Today we are talking about the five essential things that you need for your creative business! And some of these might seem a little obvious but bear with me here… even the most obvious things are often completely skipped over! 
    So here’s what we’re covering today:
    A product or serviceA website & digital presencePolicies & processes Proper materials and toolsA basic understanding of bookkeeping and taxesCheck out Monique Bryan’s podcast The Juicy CEO for more about your digital presence https://www.moniquebryan.com/thejuicyceopodcast 
    Check out Melissa Houston’s podcast The Business Society for more on your business finances https://thebusinesssociety.co/podcast/ 
    My amazing accountant can be found here if you’re in need of one! https://www.mlhc.info/ 
    That’s all for now! If you liked this episode and want to hear more, make sure you follow me on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts! You can also find me on TikTok and YouTube. 
    If you’re interested in starting your own creative business, in the new year I’m launching an exclusive program to help you get started! It’s limited to 5 people and I’m developing this program RIGHT NOW! FOR YOU! So if you’re interested, click here to sign up for more info! 
    Instagram: @the_ultimatecreative and @emily.milling

    • 15 min
    Escaping the 9-5 With A Creative Business

    Escaping the 9-5 With A Creative Business

    Today we're talking about escaping the 9-5 with a creative business! It's December 28th, and maybe you’re like, “Oh, my f*****g Lordy loo, do I need to actually go back to my job?” And I don't want you to have to, honestly. 
    But like, if you're thinking about this, if you're ready to start a creative business and don't ever want to see your boss ever again, because you’re pretty sure I will throw up all over your brand new shoes and you don't want to do that because you  like your brand new shoes, here are a couple of things that you can think about before you fully quit.
    Because sometimes it's good to just take a quick breather with your old pal Em, and come up with a plan. 
    So I'm going to give you four things to help you figure out if you're ready to leave your 9-5 job and start a creative business, or maybe even like, can you start this creative business while you're at the 9-5 so that you don't lose money and your family doesn't like, lose their shit and be like, “what the hell are you doing with your life? Oh my God, I can't believe that you just did that. Why didn't you just quit your job?”
    I'm telling you I've done it so many times. My family's used to it. AndI just want to help you not experience that. 
    So here’s what we’re covering today!
    Why you’d want to start a biz - independence, freedom, time freedom, more money etc.Make a plan before you leapAnd then you actually have to leapKnow that it’s going to be tough but in time you will absolutely figure it out because you’re going to go into this with the right MINDSET!That’s all for now! If you liked this episode and want to hear more, make sure you follow me on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts! You can also find me on TikTok and YouTube. 
    If you’re interested in starting your own creative business, in the new year I’m launching an exclusive program to help you get started! It’s limited to 5 people and I’m developing this program RIGHT NOW! FOR YOU! So if you’re interested, click here to sign up for more info! 
    Instagram: @the_ultimatecreative and @emily.milling

    • 10 min
    Creative Business Planning

    Creative Business Planning

    Today is the day that we talk about creative business planning! You need to have a plan in order to make your business happen. Otherwise you’re going to get stuck wishing you had a business while you keep on living life the way you have been! So this episode is SUPER practical and gives you a very high level jumping off point to plan your creative business.
    I'm going to share with you four things, I don't know why I chose the number four, but anyway, for things that you need to have in order to get a really good foundational base for your creative business going. Let's jump in!
    Here’s what we’re covering in today’s episode:
    A vision - where the hell is this business going and why are you doing it? How will it help others solve a problem they have?Business model - how will your business make money? What is the product or service? How do you deliver the product or service, how do you market it, and what is the pricing structure?Policies! So important to not get f****d over.Your CUSTOMER!That’s all for now! If you liked this episode and want to hear more, make sure you follow me on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts! You can also find me on TikTok and YouTube.
    If you’re interested in starting your own creative business, in the new year I’m launching an exclusive program to help you get started! It’s limited to 5 people and I’m developing this program RIGHT NOW! FOR YOU! So if you’re interested, click here to sign up for more info!
    Instagram: @the_ultimatecreative and @emily.milling

    • 12 min
    Choosing A Creative Business

    Choosing A Creative Business

    Guess what? I'm frigging back! I took a hiatus because my body needed a little bit of a rest. And so did my brain and literally so many other things, and I've got really exciting news, I'm engaged! That is a very exciting thing for me to share with everybody. I'm so excited. 
    If you want to see how the proposal went down, you can find that literally everywhere. I post things because I'm so freaking excited to be engaged to Justin Decloux! You can also listen to him on past episodes, or you could find us on our Pineapple Skeleton YouTube page.
    Let me tell you why I'm back. I decided first of all, that I still really enjoy doing podcasts for my clients. But the other thing that I really enjoy is helping people find a way to make money with their creative pursuits.
    So I thought, why not share with you what I know about how to start a creative business? And today I'm going to start things off with an episode about choosing a creative business.
     
    And I’ll be asking these questions to help you choose your creative business!
    Can you picture yourself doing this creative thing for more than a few weeks, with sustained interest?Do you have a background in this creative thing, or do you need to take a course to become proficient in it?Is someone else already doing this? If so, how can you differentiate? (Bonus - the fact that someone else is already doing it means there’s a market for your product or service! This is a good thing!)Does the amount of time it takes to do your creative thing equal out how much you want to get paid? Look at the current market and see how much people are paying for your product or service to get an idea of this.


    That’s all for now! If you liked this episode and want to hear more, make sure you follow me on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts! You can also find me on TikTok and YouTube. 
    If you’re interested in starting your own creative business, in the new year I’m launching an exclusive program to help you get started! It’s limited to 5 people and I’m developing this program RIGHT NOW! FOR YOU! So if you’re interested, click here to sign up for more info! 
    Instagram: @the_ultimatecreative and @emily.milling

    • 13 min
    Going On Hiatus!

    Going On Hiatus!

    The Ultimate Creative Podcast is officially going on hiatus while I manage a particularly exciting new health diagnosis and figure out why the heck my joints don't want to be mobile anymore!

    Thank you so much for following along and you can still work with The Ultimate Creative at https://theultimatecreative.com or get started with your own podcast with our signature course Podcast Rocket at https://theultimatecreative.com/podcast-rocket

    DM me on Instagram at @emily.milling (@the_ultimatecreative is no longer monitored) and we'll get your podcast rocking and rolling!

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