Today’s podcast guest is a self-professed “mama bear” and true champion for small businesses, and someone I admire immensely. Meet Natalie Franke Hayes, an entrepreneur, mobilization marketer, community builder, and neuroscience nerd.
As co-founder of the Rising Tide Society and the Head of Community at HoneyBook, Natalie leads over 77,000 creatives and small business owners while fostering a spirit of community over competition around the world. We chat about why the lessons we learned at our first or entry level jobs should not be overlooked, how to love the people we serve more than the craft we do, her best tips for building strong, fast growing communities, and why competition isn’t a bad thing if you pursue it in the right way.
There’s honestly too much goodness in this episode for me to tease here, so set aside the space to really soak in Natalie’s wisdom.
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You know those insightful conversations that you refer back to again and again? This is one of them. Pull out your notes app or journal because there are SO many brilliant copywriting tips in this episode with Kira Hug, co-founder of the The Copywriter Club and co-host of The Copywriter Club Podcast. Kira leads a team of multiple copywriters in a micro-agency focused on personality-driven sales copy for course + membership launches.
We talk about how to authentically incorporate your voice and speech patterns into your writing so it actually sounds like you, non-verbal ways to enhance your copy, email subject titles that stop readers in their scroll, the difference between content writing and copy writing, and Kira also walks us through a powerful visual exercise to create your brand living room.
I don’t want to give too much away, but I promise this episode is worth its hype.
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Today’s conversation is a must for all my fellow travel lovers and anyone whose business has been derailed by circumstances outside of your control.
We’re chatting with Tara Cappel, the founder and CEO of one of the fastest growing group travel companies in the US. Her company, FTLO Travel, hosts group trips for solo travelers in their 20s and 30s who are looking to connect with new people through sustainable, curated travel experiences in amazing destinations around the world. Similar to my own journey from Cubicle to CEO, Tara left her corporate job without a backup plan to leap into entrepreneurship. In this conversation, we talk about what she would have done differently in her business if she could start over, why FTLO Travel advocates for sustainable, slow tourism, and how she has pivoted her company multiple times through difficult situations, most recently in the midst of a global pandemic that shut down travel for months.
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We recently celebrated the one year anniversary of this show! To celebrate we decided to host a fun giveaway and invite five listeners to come on the show and ask me any question they had about their business, and I would answer it hot-seat style. So, that’s this episode! We have five amazing business owners asking really insightful questions that I think a lot of you will find really beneficial, not only to have those questions answered, but to know that you’re not alone in this thing called entrepreneurship!
If you like these kinds of episodes, let us know! Send us a DM @cubicletoceo on IG, and be sure to join our thriving community of business owners in our free Facebook group, the Cubicle to CEO Podcast Lounge.
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Welcome back to another quarterly income report! This episode is super special because it's the one year anniversary of this podcast! I can't believe this podcast has been around for a full year. I looked at the stats recently, and discovered that our little podcast has been listened to in 1300 cities across the globe! I am so full of gratitude to all of you guys who have supported this passion project by listening, leaving reviews, and coming alongside me in my journey. THANK YOU.
In this episode, I break down how I made over $100K so far this quarter, some of the biggest changes I've made in the last three months (hiring my first full-time employee), how my $27 tiny offer made 40% of my revenue this quarter, and the importance of pivoting and persisting in business.
If you want to learn more about what a tiny offer is, and how you can create a profitable tiny offer for your business, check out my good friend Allie Bjerk's program, Tiny Offer Lab.
Want to know how I made over $102,000 in a 6 month time span last year? Download my 6 Figures in 6 Months Income Report at the bottom of my homepage: ellenyin.com
If you’re familiar with my six figures in six months income report, today’s guest is the woman who inspired it. In early 2018, I discovered Elise Darma’s blog where she shared her income reports at the end of every month, detailing how much revenue she made in the business, where she spent her money, what her profit margins were, and how much she paid herself. I was inspired by her transparency and tired of the lack of accountability from industry gurus who made flashy claims about their earnings without revealing expenses or profits, so I decided to release my own monthly income reports from January through July of 2019.
We discussed both the benefits and drawbacks of sharing your personal finances with the Internet in depth in today’s episode. For those of you who are unfamiliar...
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We’re back to talk about all things money, wealth, and investing in another finance focused episode - this time with Ryan Lee, co-founder of Cashflow Tactics. Now Ryan happens to be one of my trusted financial advisors as well as one of my favorite humans, and he and the team at Cashflow Tactics are on a mission to help everyone - whether you’re working a corporate job or working for yourself - become financially free...
My favorite part of recording this podcast is being exposed to new and different worlds in the online space, and this week’s guest - Yan Stavisski - is introducing us to the fascinating world of travel hacking and credit hacking, the practice of leveraging credit to produce positive cashflow.
Yan went from drowning in $82,000 of credit card debt just 3 years ago to running a 7 figure company by the age of 25. He did this all while traveling 47 countries and getting nearly $500,000 worth of first class flights and travel perks for free. Yan shares some really interesting insights with us today, but I want to preface our conversation by reminding you that nothing in this episode should be taken as legal financial advice from Yan or myself as a prescription for what you should do. This is simply Yan sharing his own story and his unique experiences. As with all financial strategies, there is risk and personal responsibility involved.
My hope is this episode...
Em Ducharme is a business strategist and founder of Zero to CEO whose work has been featured on major media outlets such as Forbes, ThriveGlobal, The Good Men Project and Business2Community.
As a former corporate sales consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Em helped to grow and scale businesses for the last ten years in various sectors, inluding hospitality, finances, entertainment, and e-learning. She's raised millions of dollars in investor funds for the companies that she worked with and was able to scale her own companies past the multi 6 and 7 figure mark in record-breaking time.
We cover a diverse range of topics in today’s conversation, including making the leap from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, proof that having more products is actually less profitable, and how she made six figures in five hours while going to the spa.
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In celebration of my 26th birthday (this Wednesday, May 6th) I am answering your burning questions, both business related and personal. I had so much fun with this episode! I have to say - you guys really showed up and answered some quality questions!
Check out the timestamps below to see who asked what, and where in this episode you can find specific answers!
2:40 - Britney Gardner of The Show Up System: What is the next best thing if you’re not able to do sales calls?
4:30 - What is your favorite & least favorite thing about podcasting?
7:57 - Heather Stewart of Prosperity Flow Coaching: When you are starting to get coaching clients but you don't have a large library of additional offerings for them to access - what have you found is the best way to keep them in your funnel and keep them engaged with your business?
10:22 - Elizabeth Stuckey of Raise Your Words Design: Do you recommend splitting into separate Instagram accounts if you have two different...