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Monetize What You Love
Hey, epic friend! I’m Jasmine Young, the #1 bestselling author of the Four Kingdoms: Origins, a YA fantasy series. Join me, a novel entrepreneur, as we learn how to monetize and get free doing what we love.
Sep 2, 2021
Quit Your Job and Go FT with Will Wight
Will Wight is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Cradle series. A prolific writer of 18 books thus far, he is well-known within the indie fantasy community. Will currently lives in Orlando, FL, where he connects with thousands of readers through his vivid storytelling. In this episode, you’ll learn… * A little-known window into the true meaning of marketing (and how traditional ads may not be the answer) * Examples of counterintuitive marketing campaigns that may boost your customers and sales * Discovering your ideal customer avatar may be easier than you think * The correct mentality for a successful career (and what NOT to focus on) * How rapid product releases can transform your business and keep your customers happy * And lots more! Connect with Will at… Website: https://www.willwight.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willwightauthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/williamwight Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willwight110/ Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iteration110Cradle/
1 hr 1 min
Aug 23, 2021
Bonus Episode: Break New Money Frontiers with Personal Development
“What if I don’t have the extra money to start a business?” This is a question you may be asking as you absorb the information in this podcast and prepare for your entrepreneurship journey. Does a part of you feel like starting a business is a “frivolous” expense? If you are serious about building an additional source of income around what you love, and making an impact while you do it, the only option is to find a way, right? The good news is, you have all the power to make more money than you ever have before… easily, and at a low cost. The answer: personal development. In this bonus episode, I share where I started on my own journey, and how something as easily as reading strategically for 15-20min a day radically changed my life, confidence, character, and finances. Tune in to learn… * How seriously you should be taking personal development if you want to not only grow your business over the long term, but make a difference * The entrepreneurial relationship between character and income * Two effortless new habits you can apply every day that will transform your growth and skyrocket your finances for the rest of your life * The right kinds of books to read (and the ones to avoid) * And more!
Aug 23, 2021
Chronicles of Starting Your LLC: 6 Easy Steps
Should you start an LLC? This is a question I see a lot in the indie author world, but any aspiring or new entrepreneur should really consider moving their business behind an LLC (dependent on your circumstances). The information in this episode is specific to the USA only, and any tax-related questions should go directly to your CPA. In this episode, you’ll learn… * What an LLC, or "limited liability corporation," is in the context of sole propietorship * 5 reasons why you should consider starting an LLC * 6 steps to setting up your LLC in the next 48-72 hours * And more! Show notes: 6 steps to starting your LLC today (in this order)! 1. Pick a state, preferably one that is LLC friendly 2. Search for your aspiring LLC name on your state's business filing website to check and make sure it's available 3. Consider signing up for your registered agent 4. Register your LLC on your state's business filing website 5. Obtain your EIN ("Employee Identification Number") on the IRS website 6. Set up a business banking account with your EIN, Driver's License/Passport, Articles of Organization (obtained from state filing website), and cash And now, you are official!
Jul 10, 2021
Underdog to Hero: Character, Confidence & Leadership with Jibran Khawar
Jibran Khawar is an Associate Scientific Director at a private medical communications firm. At his work, he acts as both a strategic consultant and content creation lead for various pharmaceutical companies. He is an epic fantasy fan I met through grassroots networking and speaks about leadership and success from the unique perspective of a customer. In this episode, you’ll learn… * The importance of building relationships with potential customers (and how you can easily do this at the grassroots level) * Why who YOU are is 10x more important than the product you sell * The little-known and shocking secret to sustaining confidence * The path to going from an underdog introvert into a powerful leader—and why every business owner should take developing their leadership extremely seriously * How you are one decision away from transforming yourself and your future potential… and how to recognize when it comes * And so much more!
Jul 9, 2021
Rock Your Lead Magnets Like a War Commander
What's a lead, and what's a lead magnet? "Leads" are potential customers, and "lead magnets" are just what they sound like - magnets to hook more leads to you and your business! Doesn't that sound like a sweet thing to have? In this episode, you’ll learn… * The two powerful reasons behind why every successful business owner uses lead magnets * The dangers of what may happen if you don't use one * 15+ ideas for effective lead magnets no matter if you're an author like me or a service provider * How to structure them so you raise the chances of leads buying your upsell (next step paid product) * Two easy ways to distribute your lead magnet so you can start using them in the next 24 hours * And more!
Jul 3, 2021
Smash Your Email Automations (With an Epic Blueprint)
Ever heard of "email automations" before? When I first started my own biz, I was overwhelmed by all these business terms the gurus were throwing around. "Email automations" was one of them. But don't worry! It's just a fancy term for an automated string of emails your email provider will send out under conditions you customize. For example, you may put together a string of automated emails that get sent out 4 days apart from each other from the time someone subscribes to your list. Typically, an automation consists of five emails you auto send to a new subscriber over the course of a few weeks to warm them up to you, your brand, and your product suite. In this episode, you’ll learn… * The exact blueprint on what to write in your automated emails and why * The power of brand story and free bonuses in your first Welcome email * How to use the "hook, story, call to action structure" (plus free bonuses) in emails 2-5 to drive your new subscribers to sales * Insider tips on things NOT to do so you can avoid warnings from your email provider and high unsubscribe rates * The mindset behind how to determine email frequency for your new automation * And more nitty gritty tips for maximum success!
Jun 27, 2021
Transform Your Passion into a Full Time Business with Michael Chatfield
Michael Chatfield is the international bestselling fantasy, sci-fi, and lit-rpg author of over 50 books, including the popular Two Week Curse series. A UK born Canadian and army veteran, he now writes full time and shares how you, too, can turn your passion into a full time business that you love. In this episode, you’ll learn… * Success mindset on using SOPs, repeat habits, and specific core actions to turn your passion into a full time money-generating business * Why it can really damage you and your business to not fit living life in between hustling * How to determine the right time to begin hiring (and why every business owner should) * The proper (and wrong) way to apply advice you gain from the industry * The key thing every business owner must do with other entrepreneurs to turbo charge their business and success * And loads more!
1 hr 12 min
Jun 21, 2021
Begin Your Mailing List Empire
What is a mailing list and do you really need one? YES, but only if you're ready to begin building your business empire... In this episode, you’ll learn… * What a mailing list is and why you're making a huge mistake if you shrug off building one (even if you don't have a product out yet) * The technicals on starting your mailing list in the next 24 hours * The little known power tip on WHAT to actually email to your list * How frequently you should mail your list * And lots more!
Jun 17, 2021
Your First 10k Instagram Followers with Andy Slinger
Go from zero to 10k Instagram followers with Andy Slinger! Andy is the award-winning children’s author of The Super Twins, the father of twin boys, and a digital marketer for writers. His social media following currently sits at over 10,000 on Instagram. Grab that coffee, this jam-packed interview is going to leave you feeling on fire and ready to take action. In this episode, you’ll learn… * 20+ power strategies to implement today to multiply your Instagram following and nuclear community * Sell more product by using the correct marketing:product creation ratio * The biggest thing to focus on when you’re pushing product or building your Instagram following * Blueprint to building an epic personal brand and branding message * An easy plan for your personal development that will fundamentally change your life within the next 12-24 months * And lots more! Follow Andy Slinger on Instagram at @andyslingeruk and find him at https://andyslinger.com/
Jun 17, 2021
Setting Up Your Epic Website, Domain, and Business Email
It's time to set up your official site! Do you really need one, and how do you go about setting one up in the next 72 hours? In this episode, you'll learn... * How important your website can build your public credibility with customers, collaborators, and potential business partners * How dangerous it is for your business to rely on social media to be your "official site" * Generate new customers and business with your website * Possible website and domain providers to use * Why you should set up your business email and an easy way to get it done along with website set up * And more...
Jun 12, 2021
5 Figure Word of Mouth Marketing with Steve Deisig
Join me with today's guest, Steve Deisig! Steve is a photographer, cat dad, and former director of a nonprofit with a degree in Labor Relations from Cornell University. In this episode, you’ll learn… * How to generate five figures from word of mouth marketing alone * Secret behind "finding your people" * One thing to do upfront to help secure repeat business from a customer * Why staying people-focused can grow your business exponentially * And much more!
Jun 7, 2021
Build Your Legendary Personal Brand
What is personal branding and why is it so important? In this episode, you'll learn... * The little known reason why you have to personally brand yourself to stand out in today's market * How to craft your story with a powerful message that will bring super fans to your door * A million dollar hack to finding your "why" in under 10 minutes * 3 artistic must-do's to emblazon your business coat of arms * And more...
Jun 4, 2021
Turn Inexperience into Business Success with Yesenia Rodriguez
Join me with my first guest, Yesenia Rodriguez! Yesenia is a mother, educator, cosmetologist, and self-published children's author who's had great success on marketing her first book, Lani Rae's Marvelous Hair. Grab a cup of coffee and get prepared to learn a lot from this empowering mom and lady boss! In this episode, you’ll learn… * Two things to begin with if you have no experience starting a business * Why you should start marketing NOW even if you don’t have your product ready yet * How to turbo boost engagement on your social media platforms * How to launch a successful Kickstarter campaign with no prior experience * A case study on why you and your business are fundamental to impacting another life * And lots more!
Jun 2, 2021
5 Hacks to Discover What You'll Monetize
Ready to start a business monetizing what you love, but not sure where to start (or you're afraid like I was)? No worries, here are 5 hacks to decide what you'll create your biz around in the next 24-48 hours: 1. What did you love doing when you were a kid? What will you gladly do for free right now? 2. What unique skillsets do you have that people would pay you for? 3. What are other people always asking you to do? 4. What are your "superpowers"? 5. Bonus: What is a pain point you've had in the past that you've had victory over, that you could teach people to do the same? Epic mindset reminders: 1. Find something that you can monetize *online.* 2. If you're worried about whether something will work out, just remember: What if it doesn't? Life will go on. And you'll be at peace knowing at least you tried, and now you know it's not something you want to do, and you can move on to the next opportunity. 3. Whatever you choose doesn't have to be glamorous. The most important thin…
Jun 2, 2021
Welcome to Monetize What You Love!
Do you feel like you have this dream in your heart that you can't seem to let go of, but you don't know where to start? Do you feel stuck in life, but you're afraid to take the leap and start a business monetizing what you love? My story begins as a broken 21 year old suffering from a chronic anxiety disorder, eating disorder, low self-image, and a broken bank account. The last thing I ever imagined doing at that age was starting my own business... But when a group of entrepreneurs showed me the concept of financial freedom, I saw a dream I could never unsee... And I discovered, on my new hero's journey to freedom, that entrepreneurship is really a path of personal growth: growing into your highest self, living into your best life, so you can find fulfillment doing the thing you've been called to do. Are you ready to start? Join me on this journey as I share my own experiences and learn from other business heroes so that we can get free monetizing what we love!