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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!

Side Hustle Pro Nicaila Matthews Okome

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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!

    259: A Quick And Easy Way To Make Money In Your Marketing Funnel

    259: A Quick And Easy Way To Make Money In Your Marketing Funnel

    I’m back with another solo coworking episode! In this episode, I break down a quick and easy way to make money in your funnel. I go over what a tripwire is (and why marketers love it) and I also share the answers to some listener questions about email funnels.
    If you want to get down with the accountability group this month, head over to: sidehustlepro.co/bootcamp
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    AWeber
    Your side hustle needs a reliable way to connect with your audience and promote your product or service. Start growing your business with email marketing, web push notifications, and landing page builder. Visit AWeber.com and enter code HUSTLEPRO for a free 30-day free trial of AWeber’s PRO plan. 
    Skillshare
    Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/hustle and get a one month free trial of Premium Membership.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp Goal Getter Freebie Goal Getter Action Plan Facebook Ads Library Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
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    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
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    #SideHustlePro

    • 23 min
    258: Co-Work With Me: Setting Up My Marketing Funnel

    258: Co-Work With Me: Setting Up My Marketing Funnel

    In this episode, I invite you to co-work with me. So pull up your own work and let’s chat. I bring you along as I work on my July goal of revamping my Goal Getter Action Plan Funnel. What’s a funnel you ask? Don’t worry, I will go over that. If you want a recap for this session, head over to sidehustlepro.co/coworking
    Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    AWeber
    Your side hustle needs a reliable way to connect with your audience and promote your product or service. Start growing your business with email marketing, web push notifications, and landing page builder. Visit AWeber.com and enter code HUSTLEPRO for a free 30-day free trial of AWeber’s PRO plan. 
    INDY
    Handle your business and leave the paperwork, time-tracking and the other not-so-fun yet necessary parts of running a business to Indy. Head over to: weareindy.com/sidehustle to get started today!
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Coworking Recap Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp Goal Getter Freebie Goal Getter Action Plan Facebook Ads Library Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    #SideHustlePro

    • 35 min
    257: How Influencer Dayna Bolden Attracts Opportunities And A Loyal Tribe By Being Her Authentic Self

    257: How Influencer Dayna Bolden Attracts Opportunities And A Loyal Tribe By Being Her Authentic Self

    Influencer Dayna Bolden is in the guest chair this episode with an update. 
    It’s been three years since Dayna, an Entrepreneur and Lifestyle Blogger based in Atlanta, shared her journey with us. Since then, Dayna has consistently dominated the online arena serving as the Creative Director of DaynaBolden.com and CEO of Bolden Creative Media. 
    The digital marketing maven has successfully curated healthy and enduring marketing campaigns for esteemed brands such as Nike, VH1, Disney H&M and has been acknowledged by media outlets such as Forbes, Elle Magazine and was voted as one of Essence Magazine’s top influencers to follow as she inspires her audience on a daily with her creative, authentic and relatable content. 
    In this episode, Dayna shares:
    How to get out of your head and show up authentically on social media The difference between being an influencer and being influential How to be realistic about your needs and get help Her content tips and tricks! Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    AWeber
    Your side hustle needs a reliable way to connect with your audience and promote your product or service. Start growing your business with email marketing, web push notifications, and landing page builder. Visit AWeber.com and enter code HUSTLEPRO for a free 30-day free trial of AWeber’s PRO plan. 
    Skillshare
    Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/hustle and get a one month free trial of Premium Membership.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    AWeber Skillshare DaynaBolden.com Define Bold Fitness Super Cool Aria Book Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    Dayna Bolden -  @daynabolden
    #SideHustlePro

    • 52 min
    256: How Zakia Blain of FBF Body Determines When To Pivot In Business

    256: How Zakia Blain of FBF Body Determines When To Pivot In Business

    Zakia Blain, the CEO and Founder of FBF Body is in the Side Hustle Pro podcast guest chair today for an update episode! Zakia is the master of the pivot. 
    Her company started with a fitness challenge, and when her doctors told her that she couldn’t work out anymore due to an illness, she pivoted into shapewear. 
    Then, when the pandemic hit and people were not going outside and didn’t need as much shapewear, FBF Body pivoted into athleisure apparel.
    FBF Body’s highly sought after shapewear and fitness apparel has taken on a cult following of its own, largely in part due to Zakia’s open and honest method of sharing herself actually wearing it and looking amazing while doing so.
    On this episode, Zakia shares:
    How she builds anticipation for her products How she manages and plans out her inventory seasons in advance Her monthly drop technique for new items and so much more Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    AWeber
    Your side hustle needs a reliable way to connect with your audience and promote your product or service. Start growing your business with email marketing, web push notifications, and landing page builder. Visit AWeber.com and enter code HUSTLEPRO for a free 30-day free trial of AWeber’s PRO plan. 
    Links mentioned in this episode
    FBF Body Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    FBF Body - @fbfbody
    Zakia Blain - @zakiablain
    #SideHustlePro

    • 51 min
    255: How Jerri Evans Is Evolving From Turning Natural Juice Bar Owner To Legacy Builder

    255: How Jerri Evans Is Evolving From Turning Natural Juice Bar Owner To Legacy Builder

    Today in the guest chair is Jerri Evans, the Owner of Turning Natural Juice Bars. Jerri was first on the show in 2017 and now she’s back with an update!
    As the Owner of Turning Natural Juice Bars, Jerri Evans has revolutionized juicing in the “hood”.  By bringing better choices to communities that otherwise lack access to healthy options, Jerri dedicated her mission to serving the often under-served and overlooked.  
    It was Evans’ late mother Annette Turner, who founded Turning Natural, after being diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer. Shortly after her mother’s transition, Evans quit her then excelling career as an Aeronautical Engineer to pursue helping those who were looking to take care of themselves.  
    Eight years and six locations later, Jerri has committed to continuing her mom’s legacy and trailblazing her own. 
    On this episode, hear how Jerri:
    Thinks about how and when to expand to a new location Addressed her shortcomings as a manager to make her team stronger Navigates “graduating” from a business she founded and having an exit strategy! Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    AWeber
    Your side hustle needs a reliable way to connect with your audience and promote your product or service. Start growing your business with email marketing, web push notifications, and landing page builder. Visit AWeber.com and enter code HUSTLEPRO for a free 30-day free trial of AWeber’s PRO plan. 
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Turning Natural Juice Bars DC Consumer Regulatory Affairs Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
    Guest Social Media Info Side Hustle Pro – @sidehustlepro
    Turning Natural - @turningnatural
    Jerri Evans - @jerrichanel
    #SideHustlePro

    • 56 min
    254: An Update With CurlMix CEO Kim Lewis - Building A Solid Community, Rejecting A Shark Tank Offer, And Raising $5M in Equity Crowdfunding

    254: An Update With CurlMix CEO Kim Lewis - Building A Solid Community, Rejecting A Shark Tank Offer, And Raising $5M in Equity Crowdfunding

    I’m celebrating the 5 Year Anniversary of Side Hustle Pro all this month with video interviews with some of my favorite guests of all time! (So you can listen to this episode on your favorite podcast app or watch on the Side Hustle Pro YouTube Channel)
    Today in the guest chair, we have Kim Lewis, the CEO and co-founder of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. After a strong showing on Season 10 of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning Shark Tank with her husband and co-founder, Tim, Kim made the daring decision to bet on herself, and turned down a $400,000 Shark deal. 
    Less than six months later, Kim’s talent for logistics and marketing secured a seed investment of $1.2M. CurlMix’s sales catapulted to $6M in annual revenue and they have earned over $13M in lifetime sales – all online. 
    On this episode, hear how CurlMix:
    Went from a DIY box for curly hair to launching their own products Empowers, educates, and grows their community and customers with weekly Facebook lives Turned down an offer on Shark Tank Started their Equity Crowdfunding campaign How they juggled raising two kids while building a huge business Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube 
    This episode is brought to you by:
    AWeber
    Your side hustle needs a reliable way to connect with your audience and promote your product or service. Start growing your business with email marketing, web push notifications, and landing page builder. Visit AWeber.com and enter code HUSTLEPRO for a free 30-day free trial of AWeber’s PRO plan.
    Links mentioned in this episode
    CurlMix Backstage Capital Traffic Sales Profit Building A Story Brand Book (*affiliate link*) Google Trends SEM Rush Ezra Firestone Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss
    Announcements Join our Facebook Community
    If you’re looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook
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    CurlMix - @CurlMix
    #SideHustlePro

    • 59 min

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