Screw The Nine to Five Podcast | Online Business | Community Building | Lifestyle for Entrepreneurs
Summary: Jill and Josh Stanton are a couple of wanderlusters and lifestyle business owners hell-bent on helping 9-to-5'ers take their day job and transform it into an online business. In this show Jill and Josh dish out actionable tips, answer your burning business questions and speak to other online entrepreneurs who have taken their 9-to-5's and used them to create the business of their dreams. It's a mix of valuable business advice, candid interviews, stories from the trenches and a curse word thrown in here and there for good measure. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the show!
Hands up if you want to make more (hell, ANY) passive income in your business! I mean, who doesn’t! After all, “passive income” is the thing online business dreams are made of! And yet, there are so many entrepreneurs who just aren’t taking advantage of the plethora (yes, PLETHORA) of opportunities they have to generate that sweet, sweet passive income without always having to sell, sell, sell…and then sell some more. If that’s you I think you’re gonna dig this episode! Hit play
If you've ever struggled to balance your business life with your family life and your relationship, we want you to stop what you're doing and give this a listen. Why? Because in this episode we're talking with Alexi Panos and Preston Smiles about how they balance two wildly successful businesses with their marriage and a newborn. Want to know how they do it? Hit play!
Real talk: You're probably losing money in your business right now and you don't even know it! *insert stunned emoji* And while that is legit one of the last things we entrepreneurs want to hear, it's important to examine the revenue generating opportunities we may be missing out on. After all, we all work so hard for the revenue we do make that when you realize you’re actually losing cash (or missing out on having more of it) it kinda stings, am I right? Let's fix that!
Today we are chatting with one of our fellow Screw U members, Michael Kelly about what it really takes to build a successful SAAS (a.k.a. software as a service) business in under 2 years. What's more is Michael is sharing how he's done it alongside his wife, Erin (without wanting to kill each other), their toddler and while travelling across the country in an RV. If you've ever considered branching out of the online courses, membership sites and coaching world and doing something different, hit play!
Obvious statement alert: It is noisy AF in the online business world. From marketers dominating your newsfeed with big, bold promises to your inbox overflowing with the latest launch of the month, it can feel daunting trying to figure out how you and your business can stand out and make a splash. That is, unless you have someone like Bushra Azhar in your corner. Why? Hit play and find out!
I know. We’ve been talking aaaaaa LOT about FB Groups. But we have a good reason! You see, when it comes to building a rabid audience of believers, we truly believe there is no better way to do that than with a FB Group. And yet, when it comes to running a group (and marketing inside it), there are some pretty common mistakes we see group owners making. So we wanted to use this episode to call out these common mistakes and give you some strategies to fix ‘em so you can amp up your group game
When it comes to building an audience of believers and marketing your business online, there is one strategy we are die-hard believers in. What is it? Facebook Groups. And while, yes, we know FB Groups aren't for everyone, they can be absolutely monumental to the growth of your business. Which is why we wanted to use this episode to jam on why we believe starting a free Facebook Group for your brand should be one of your #1 focus. Wanna know why? Click play.
I'm not gonna lie, if there is one thing I love it's shining a spotlight on tenacious (and creative) entrepreneurs who never give up no matter how hard the journey may get. I mean, let's keep it real: This world of entrepreneurship can be challenging (to say the least) and I always find it encouraging and inspiring to hear how other entrepreneurs have persevered through the ups and downs. And today is no exception. Wanna hear this Scroupie's story? Click dat play button!
Pop quiz time: What do you think is the ONE thing every single online entrepreneur needs to grow and scale their business? Go ahead and guess. I'll wait. *taps foot and waits* Spoiler alert: It's traffic. And not just "fork over the cash for FB ads" kinda traffic. This kind of traffic is free and sustainable. Best of all, we're giving you 3 easy-to-execute strategies you can implement into your business...like, yesterday! Need that? Hit play!
Confession: I was a tiiiinnny bit unsure of what to expect when going to record this episode. After all, Derek Halpern is known as one hell of an outspoken entrepreneur who ain’t afraid to say how he really feels. And yet, he’s a wildly-successful and whip-smart entrepreneur full of stories and insights that will keep you entertained for hours! What’s more is he’s joining me on the podcast this week and sharing 5 of his biggest life lessons for success. Wanna hear 'em? Click play!
Our little guy, Kai officially made his debut 6-ish weeks ago and we’ve been soaking up all the baby sounds, snuggles and sweet, sweet sleep we possibly can! What's more,, this guy has flipped our lives upside down in the best possible way! And he’s inspired some pretty big shifts in our business in such a short amount of time. Shifts that were kinda unexpected, and yet at the same time, oh-so-welcomed. So we thought we would pull back the curtain and share ‘em with you.
Imagine this: You have a passion for creating healthy food and products for your friends, family and loved ones…and when they try it, they actually like it! So much so, you decide to see if others feel the same and you start hitting local markets… And much to your surprise a company like WHOLE FOODS starts to notice what you've created. What do you do if it falls through? Do you give up? Find out today.
So by now you've likely heard us rave and rave (and rave!) about the power of Facebook Groups for your business and how to use them strategically to propel yours forward. I mean, we've talked about it here, here, here, here, here annnnnnnnd here! So yeah, we're kinda big believers in the power of free communities and what it can do for a brand. (In case you couldn't tell. *wink*)
There comes a time in your business (probably sooner than later) where you're going to realize that you can't do it all by yourself. I mean, let's keep it real: As your business starts to grow, there is going to be a bigger demand on your time. And, well, it's damn near impossible to do it all on your own. But when should you really start building a team, what roles should you be hiring for and how do you go about finding the right people?
You've done it. You've decided to go all in and make the transition from reluctant 9-to-5'er to an ambitious entrepreneur ready to take on the world and make your dreams a reality. *high five* Have you stopped to think about what that transition will look like though? What I mean is, now that you've made the decision to go all in, what does your daily routine look like?