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How do I build my dream job? How do I make money online? Am I ready to leave my 9 to 5? How can I create passive income? How can I grow my Instagram following? And the biggest question of all, can I *really* turn my passion into profits? Welcome to the Goal Digger Podcast where we will answer ALL of these questions and so much more! Week after week, host Jenna Kutcher brings you the the productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks,, and inspirational stories that can help YOU d ...
 
Self-employment author and coach Peri Pakroo chats with guests about working for themselves, whether that's freelancing, running a coffee shop or heading a corporate empire. Peri and rotating co-hosts also interview artists, musicians and other creative workers who share stories about pursuing their projects and careers. We celebrate and illuminate the many sides of self-employed life and business, including related topics like road-tripping, thrift shopping and procrastinating. Any hour can ...
 
want to know what it's really like being a freelancer in ny... having a creative-mind... fighting for sustainability... going on that self-love journey... growing up in a different culture than all your friends... or battling with mental-health? or maybe you totally know what that's like and you are looking for people you can relate to? your host, Madelaine DeRose is a freelance art director and stylist, mothernature-loving, vagabond at heart, with a self proclaimed napoleon-complex, ever ch ...
 
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How often do you go back to your roots, where it all started? I did this the other day with the Goal Digger Podcast, rewinding all the way back to episode number two and my first ever guest on the show, Jen Olmstead. I wanted to invite her back on the podcast for another go-around, because so much has changed since that episode on November 18, 2016…
 
This episode is not meant to give you all the answers. It’s not meant to sort life out after the tornado that swept through in the form of 2020. It is, however, going to give you some ideas to take the next two months and some changes to find balance and peace again and to focus on what you CAN control, if you feel you’ve lost control of this year.…
 
Ben is a Manchester based award winning Illustrator, author of Champagne And Wax Crayons and host of the original thinking and creative innovation podcast 'Arrest All Mimics' Ben's unique energetic brush style illustrations have been used by the Guardian, Channel 4, World Wrestling, The Premier League, UNICEF, Penguin Books, among many others. He h…
 
How old were you when you learned that your menstrual cycle had phases? And those phases, when tracked and studied on a personal level, can unlock some pretty mind blowing productivity and wellness changes? Were you *today* years old? Yeah, I spent most of my menstruating life not knowing anything in-depth about my cycle. We’ve had a period coach e…
 
That big goal or dream you have? It’s actually the very thing that holds us back more often than not! Let’s focus more on the small, daily steps and actions to get you there because that is what will change your life. The only way to actually achieve your goals is to build systems that propel you toward them every single day. In this episode, we’ll…
 
If you think the work place isn't equal today, imagine what it would have felt like presenting to all male board rooms and working 100-hour weeks then having to party straight after to fit in at the office? We aren't talking the 1970's, Julie talks about working with just one other female in the agency world in the 90's! Jules has since headed the …
 
Episode 400. FOUR HUNDRED. How is that number possible? The Goal Digger Podcast launched as a labor of love mixed with lots of hard work, topped off with the magic and kindness of each and every guest who volunteered their time to be part of my big podcasting dream. I’m going back to episode one because I think it’ll be not only fun to look back on…
 
Does it get any better than talking social media, email list building, AND a little strategy?! This is basically like Christmas morning for me! In this episode, we’re delving into how they all go hand in hand and how to strategically use your social platforms to grow that email list. But first things first, why does this even matter? Why *should* w…
 
Its ADHD Awareness month, so what better way to demystify common beliefs around neurodiversity and everything to do with this super power, than a deep chat with Andy J Pizza. For those of you who don’t know Andy, he’s a successful illustrator and host of the ultra-inspiring Creative Pep Talk Podcast. Andy’s designed for Sony, YouTube, The New York …
 
Is it possible to prepare for the unknown as a business owner? What about the unknowns of becoming a mom and preparing your business for maternity leave? I am so excited for you to meet another one of my team members, Audrey Skelton, who is expecting her first little one at the end of 2020. We’re chatting through what it’s like to prepare for time …
 
When we were talking about different ideas for the Goal Digger Podcast, one of the topics that came up was what this year has done to our stamina as business owners. So many people are coming close to throwing in the towel. And I get it, we were all tested in new and challenging ways this year. Maybe your marketing budget was slashed. Maybe you did…
 
How do you switch from designing for your clients brand and trends to finding your own true creative voice and being briefed to design more of that? Finding your own style is where the real magic happens. Andy J. Pizza, illustrator and host of the ultra-inspiring Creative Pep Talk Podcast talks about it all. For those of you who don’t know Andy he’…
 
When Bella Lam made the switch to eating vegan and gluten-free, she was instantly faced with the major lack of offerings in the market for her dietary needs. A chocolate chip cookie that fit her needs was like a unicorn. So Bella thought, why not me? Why can’t I create something that’s clearly missing from the market? That’s the short version of th…
 
When everything on the outside feels OUT of control, I do my best to return to this: What can I control? What do I have power over? What can I ACTUALLY change? What habits, routines, or thoughts can I shift so that I don’t stay feeling stuck? So while financials are a big, top-of-mind topic these days, let’s talk about financial habits that success…
 
Ben Haynes is a professional music producer, he dared to take the leap from his safe job in the NHS 11 years ago and hasn’t looked back! Haynes Music production does two things, Music Production for Solo Artists & Composition for Media. Ben has produced songs for a large huge range of genres, including global giant Formula 1, award winning Country …
 
I actually emailed her way back in 2011, when I was just starting my photography business. She graciously answered every question I sent as a complete stranger, thousands of miles away. Over the last decade we’ve been quiet cheerleaders for one another, but I will never, ever forget the way she showed up for me when I dropped into her inbox, a mere…
 
Some business experts actually believe that the number 1 mistake new business owners make is NOT niching down enough, and therefore speaking to a massive, unspecific crowd rather than a highly fixed group of people who would BEST benefit from their product or service. But I get it! When you’re starting out especially, you want to get as many client…
 
Gillian Flint is a children's books illustrator, this hasn't always been the case though, Gill has been a successful illustrator for 17 years now but after 10, Gillian felt slightly, very almost, nearly ready, to reach out to book agents. We talk about this and what persistence and determination really look like for a mum of two. Her clients includ…
 
Who here started a lemonade stand as their first endeavor into the business world? I did. My brother and I dragged a cooler of Kool-aid down to the end of our driveway and I’m pretty sure my mom called the neighbors to drive by so we’d get a few customers. My lemonade business started and ended there… But when this guest started her lemonade stand,…
 
These three students decided to take their own plunge by investing in themselves and enrolling in Amy Porterfield’s Digital Course Academy. This program is the gold standard for anyone who wants to create, launch, and scale an online course… And that’s exactly what Danielle, Chrissy, and Nicole have done over the last year. But investing in the pro…
 
What does Black Lives Matter actually stand for in the UK? Spoken word artist and fashion label True colours explains what it's really like growing up in U.K as a second-generation Nigerian. Prior to Nigeria's independence from Britain, gained in 1960, many Nigerians studied in the UK. This doesn't mean everything has been rosy. True Colours dives …
 
If we were to play word association for 2020, I’d bet the very last word that comes to mind is “certainty”. Many of us are watching our peers navigate big changes as we ourselves pivot and adapt. Whether it’s personally or professionally, we’re making decisions that we could’ve never predicted would be on our plates at the start of this year. Pivot…
 
My very first dive into the deep end of the online course world was the result of a friend’s comment on a social media post. She was signed up for this “discovery” call with a business consultant and told me I should hop on, too. By the end of that call I was pitched a course and I made the investment, and those two choices were the start of my car…
 
One of the biggest struggles many creative entrepreneurs face is pricing. Many find it difficult to reach their desired income because they haven’t got an idea of how much is needed to earn each week to get to their end of year goal. This week I chat to business coach Debbiedoodah. In this episode Debbie shares a simple tool she created for her cli…
 
You know you’ve got something to teach. But could you really put it into a course? I’m willing to bet the answer is YES. If you can coach one on one, if you can lead a group of people to see results, even if you’re teaching in an informal or unofficial capacity, then you’re equipped to dive into your first course. Vanessa Hicks is an incredibly tal…
 
My guest this week is Australian artist Tracy Verdugo. Tracy is a teacher, online course creator and best-selling author. Tracy’s work has been exhibited internationally and she has built a business around teaching others to connect with their creative side, she’s held amazing art retreats all over the world! What I love mostly about Tracy’s course…
 
A funny thing happened when I was growing and gaining some success as an entrepreneur… people began coming to me and asking me how. How did I regularly get clients? How did I curate a social media presence that brought in awesome leads? How did I market myself to actually create consistent income in this unpredictable, heavy service industry? So mu…
 
Educator, advocate, activist, storyteller, consultant, philanthropist, dog mom… Just a few titles that my friend Jess Weiner can hang her hat on. What Jess does is so important -- She advises and leads massive brands on how to better reflect people and their diverse experiences within their media, marketing, advertising, and workforce. She is a bri…
 
Where passion and profit intersect… THAT is where you want to build your business. Most entrepreneurs get into doing their own thing for a few main reasons: to pursue independence, impact, or their passions. Often, it’s some combination of all 3 but along the way, it can be easy to lose sight of that initial intention. That, my friend, is what we w…
 
This week we are joined by podcaster Elliott Clifton! Elliot’s podcast ‘Plain ordinary Dragon’ is philosophy driven, Elliot and his family live a life that truly is driven by this and with heaps of empathy and self discovery. Elliot is one of those dudes that is just the most interesting guy. He Studied music under Steve Earl for goodness sake! Ell…
 
Have you told yourself you’re bad at selling? That it’s scary or slimy? I have. Selling used to be my downfall. And then I learned (with the help of books and my coach and teachers like this guest) that selling requires a mindset shift. And this conversation will help you make that shift and start selling with confidence. Ivirlei Brookes leads her …
 
Have you ever had that fleeting thought pop into your mind about starting your OWN podcast? If you’re a fan of podcasts of any kind then you’ve probably considered it at least once or twice. And I fully think it’s a totally amazing, valid, and worthwhile consideration. Podcasting has been an instrumental part of my business, my brand and my growth.…
 
Are you ready for a YouTube lesson? Molly Burke launched her YouTube channel with make-up tutorials and fashion content, growing it into the massive platform it is today with over 2 million subscribers. Molly also happens to be blind. I’m so excited for Molly to share her story -- Why did she start her YouTube channel? What did she want to do with …
 
An ending AND a beginning in one -- here’s where our journey wraps up and yours just gets going! Check it: you know how to craft an amazing offer, make a bomb opt-it to support it, and share it with the world. Dang. NOW, we are going to talk about how to serve your brand new, ever-growing list. This lesson covers 6 Types of emails to send your list…
 
Welcome to the threshold of going from doing the work… to pushing it out to the world! Don’t worry; I’ll walk you through all the steps so no crucial details are missed. Time to finally put yourself out there and share, share, share! I'm covering 5 tips for sharing your offer in a zero salesy, non-spammy way, the Power of One, where to share your o…
 
This process is moving quickly! Within these sacred audio walls, you will learn how to create your sign up form AND craft the perfect confirmation email to deliver the offer that you created yesterday with a pretty bow on top. In this lesson, I am covering three unique and easy ways to collect an email address for your opt-in, those must-include it…
 
Tiff Manuell paints her bright edgy bright edgy abstract pieces onto large canvases sourced from India which then they get cut up sent off to a talented team who make them Into the most amazing one off bags!! The way Tiff runs her business is equally as magical, her shop is also her huge studio which means customers can go and see her paint and cre…
 
The second lesson will cover how to pinpoint your perfect, niched offer for your audience -- one intentionally crafted with a clear purpose and obvious value that’ll get people excited to give up their email address to grab it! You'll learn six different things that you can offer, how to get started right now using resources that you already have, …
 
Congratulations! In signing up for this challenge, you have left the starting line and taken the first step towards serving your people with consistency, building a connection to your clients without an algorithm getting in the way, and clearing a path to profits for your business. In the first lesson you will learn why email marketing is a NECESSA…
 
Why not switch things up a bit? I’m tossing my interviewer hat to Kylie, the manager for the Goal Digger Podcast, and she’s putting me in the hot seat. Getting interviewed always brings out stories I’ve never thought to share, or methods and strategies that I’ve never revealed before. In this episode, Kylie will take us back in time to my early day…
 
"Being In between” is an acclaimed photographic series of portraits with recorded interviews of girls aged between ten and twelve, exploring the complex transition between childhood and young adulthood. Carolyn Mendelsohn has been working on the evolving project for over six years and it arises from her own memories of being this age and the desire…
 
I love coaching sessions on The Goal Digger Podcast because we get into the nitty gritty of topics that are on your mind, and explore questions you might also have about your own business. It’s a chance for me to sit down with someone and teach to exactly where they are at. These coaching sessions are designed to propel inclusive growth for busines…
 
This episode is NOT about ways to sell to your list. We’ve all heard the stats about how every $1 spent on email marketing, about $44 is made in return. We KNOW that email marketing is the way to sell and see big profits, and I have tons of content that covers how to do that well. But one of the keys to success in selling to your email list actuall…
 
Neil Clark is a children’s book illustrator, he’s just this month completed his 12th book! Neil used to be a designer at Hallmark's Tigerprint studio, but when his first book which was a passion project for his friend's app took off, he got approached by an agent and it sold thousands internationally! Neil decided to ask to drop a day in his full t…
 
Each time I make a new hire for my team, I think to myself: “HOW did we survive without this person?” This sentiment is especially true when it comes to Marisa Vittoria, my Integrator. Pre-Marisa, we were all honoring our own workflows, existing in a constant loop of Google Docs and Slack messages, and seeing what we’re capable of now… We were defi…
 
As an educator, a big piece of my job isn’t just to get students to sign up for my programs -- that’s only step #1, really -- the next and more important piece is that I want them to take action, digest & implement the materials, and experience big wins and results. I want to help you not just dive into a program with hopeful intentions, but to com…
 
This week we are joined by the super talented Holly Booth and her new business partner Pete! Although not a stranger, Holly and Pete have been together 13 years, so of course working together is a huge and exciting leap! For those of you who don’t know Holly booth studio (although I doubt that) For over 10 years now they have built a strong reputat…
 
Is mindset front-of-mind for you? While you’re working on your business, crafting marketing messaging and dreaming up new ways to serve your clients, are you also working on you? As this guest will tell you, mindset is often the piece of the puzzle that’s holding you back from your greatest potential. Topsie VandenBosch is an expert in entrepreneur…
 
When I was just starting out, I blogged Monday – Friday for YEARS… And while it’s admirable or even shocking, looking back those blogs weren’t really doing much for me. In fact, they were sucking up my time and not getting me anywhere closer to my goals. I’d share a new blog post once on Facebook, and then move on to creating the next. It wasn’t un…
 
Sheree joins us this week to talk about her brand Whimsy Kaleidoscope. You will love to see her colourful, fun and sparkly brand, but you will also love to hear Sheree's story too, not only is her wonderful brand just under 4 years old, but she also has a day job too. Students and creatives I coach often say they don’t feel successful or like they …
 
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