A podcast helping creatives get started and become known for their something.Join host Jaharn Quinn as she chats with other creatives and tackles the topics you want to hear about the most, including why individuality is your best asset, the pressure to be a girl boss, building a community for your business, creating content that sells your brand, creating an influential online presence, marketing your business, building business resilience, the power of community, and lots more. Jaharn also asks her guests to give behind-the-scenes access, including how they really got started, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, as well as wisdom bombs, actionable advice and practical tips to help you in your own business and life.
Bonus Episode: The pressures to be a girl boss with Jasmine Dowling
Thank you so much for joining me this week to celebrate 50 episodes. It's a very special milestone for me, and to celebrate, I am thrilled to welcome Jasmine Dowling back on the show for this surprise bonus episode!
For those of you who don’t know Jasmine, she’s a designer from Brisbane, Australia. She kick started her career in 2012 by creating personal design projects and commissioned work for clients. Fast forward to today, and she has made her passion into a full time gig and has worked with the likes of Nike Australia, Hallmark, David Jones, Nespresso, Mecca Brands and lots more. She also has an online store, which she launched in 2014 as a place for her to sell her art print collections. Now her days consist of shooting, styling, coffee, postal runs, ink covered hands, and editing away in her home studio.
If you've been listening along since the start, then you'll know Jasmine was my very first guest on the show. I will always remember nervously emailing Jasmine, about two years ago, to see if she would be interested in being on the show. And when she said yes, I couldn't believe it. Especially because my podcast hadn't officially launched. Her support gave me a huge burst in confidence that maybe, just maybe what I wanted to create, would provide an engaging and encouraging platform to help other creatives in their own businesses and lives.
And it seems only fitting to have her back on the YCS Podcast to celebrate 50 episodes and to chat about the pressures to be a girl boss. She actually wrote a blog post about this, and it really resonated with me. With social media playing such a prevalent role in how we feel, it's important that we all know we are in this together - no matter what someone’s success is, or "looks like". I think this episode, albeit recorded a couple of months ago, couldn't have come at a better time with Instagram removing like count from the app recently. And as a quick side note: As this episode goes live, you can actually still see like counts on any desktop computer. But enough about that for now.
Ever since reading Jasmine's blog post, I’ve had so many thoughts whirling around in my mind so I asked her to come back on the show so we can discuss and debate the pressures of being successful and having a successful business. On today’s episode Jasmine and I chat about social media and being the next big thing, "authenticity" becoming a trend, what happens when being a Girl Boss makes the rest of us feel like failures, building a successful business and the stereotypes that come with this, defining your own success, learning to feel and know that what you’re doing is enough, things that don’t make us feel successful, why we love working for ourselves, the pressures of success and becoming of age, and as always - lots, lots more
I really hope you guys enjoy this episode, because it holds a very special place in my heart. As always, you can except lots of wisdom bombs, actionable tips and practical advice, so I advise you get your pen and notebook at the ready.
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Taking your eCommerce from start-up to success with Claire Deane from Deane & Co
This week I chat with Claire Deane from Deane & Co about how you can take your eCommerce from start-up to success.
Surrounding yourself with the right people with Pru Chapman from The Owners Collective
In the current climate of business, social media and mental health, surrounding yourself with a supportive community of peers, mentors, friends and family has never been more important. And that’s why I am thrilled to have Pru Chapman, the founder The Owners Collective on the Your Creative Start Podcast today.
With over 15 years experience in business strategy, psychology and leadership development, Pru is a top business coach and strategist how has worked with thousands of clients from early stage businesses and cool start-ups, to big business. She offers a refreshing and unique mix of science, psychology, mindfulness and business savvy to a new breed of business owners who are no longer interested in confirming to the status quo.
So, on today’s episode Pru and I chat about how the community around you can make or break a business, the effects of isolation, gaining traction and social proof, fighting fear and feelings of inadequacy in business, how to find the best business coach for you and your business, the power of positive, confident thinking, what a business coach costs, what you can do if you cant afford a business coach right now, auditing your own community, getting conscience about who is in our community, and lots, lots more.
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Owners Collective www.theownerscollective.comInstagram www.instagram.com/ownerscollective
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Launching a business on social media with Stevie Dillon from Stevie Says Social
I am thrilled to have Stevie Dillion from Stevie Says Social on the YCS Podcast today. A former lawyer turned social media marketer, Stevie has had an incredible career that has seen her work in London and Australia. She’s worked with some of the biggest brands in Australia, including Red Bull, and has experienced the power of good socials and a strong content marketing strategy, that completely transformed the big businesses she worked with.
But on the other hand, she saw small businesses spending their time on the wrong things – obsessing over the tools and followers, but ignoring the strategy side of social whilst struggling to stand out. It became her mission to change that, and Stevie Says Social was born.
Now, we all know social media is obviously a great platform to grow a brand, connect with a desired audience, and sell services and products. But how do we exactly do that? This is why I’ve got Stevie on the show this week. Her specialty is educating passionate small business owners to lift their social media game with thoughtful strategies so they can build a profitable business they love. She says, “if you’re not having fun – you’re doing it wrong”.
On today’s episode Stevie and I chat about whether or not Instagram is a great space to launch a brand, the most important thing you need to launch a business on social media, how you find and create the best community for your business, tips for building a great newsletter database, strategically using a blog to grow your community, how you actually launch a brand on Instagram, how many followers you should have before you launch, what things should we do to build a genuine following who will buy from you, tips for creating really, really good content, Instagram stories and how we should use them, working with Influencers (and no they will not solve all of your marketing problems), and lots, lots more
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Copywriting can make or break your business with Anita Siek from Wordfetti
This week I speak with Anita Siek from Wordfetti about the phycology of writing, how it shapes our behaviours, and how copywriting can make, or break, your business.
Turning your creative vision into a successful business with Chelsea Bennie from Hello Trader
In this week's episode I speak with Chelsea Bennie from Hello Trader about realising your vision and turning it into a successful business.
Great content for creatives and entrepreneurs
Great podcast for creatives and entrepreneurs who are thinking about their own businesses. Jaharn provides wisdom, practical advice and tips to help you in your own business and life. Listening to her is like having a conversation with your best friend over a coffee.
This is such a well rounded and genuine podcast - I started from the beginning and am working my way through - she asks such great questions and there is a wealth of information, advice and perspectives- perfect for creatives and entrepreneurs who are thinking through their own businesses.
Great podcast for inspiring confidence!
I love listening to Your Creative Start. As someone who is trying to start a small business, this podcast provides a ton of insight. It always leaves me feeling inspired and ready to keep pushing forward (even on days I really don’t want to)! I love learning about all the trying times, hard work and success from everyone on the episodes. I also love Australia, the design culture, community and lifestyle. I am constantly finding all these wonderful companies to follow on social media. They not only continue to inspire me moving forward but I love having the opportunity to support them. Keep it up!