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#125 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie will talk about opportunity cost which is also known as ROTI or Return On Time Invested. ROTI is an easy method to gauge the time spent on meetings, tasks, and other obligations, and to improve their effectiveness.SUMMARY:How ROTI works (1:03)Exercise: Write all the tasks that you do  (2:30)Highlight the essentials tasks (2:55)Take all the information and write your own job description (3:45)Write down the bullet points of those essential task that you would do (4:03)Write down time estimates next to them (4:32)Three Questions that you can think about:What are you doing that you don’t need to do? (6:10)Are you focused? (6:27)Are you overcommitted (7:48)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxPomofocus: https://pomofocus.io/
#124 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, you will meet Mandy Emerson, an Instagram Coach and Strategist and also the founder of The Fierce Social Society.Mandy will help us understand how Instagram Reels can help you be known and grow your business. So grab your pen and paper now and list down all her tips and strategies.SUMMARY:Get to know Mandy (2:13)Why you should use reels (6:53)What type of reels are doing well (10:04)3 biggest mistakes to avoid when doing reels (17:22)Collaboration Feature on Reels (25:35)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxMandy’s Personal IG account: https://www.instagram.com/themandyemerson/The Fierce Social Society https://www.instagram.com/thefiercesocialsociety/
#123 - As a business owner, it’s normal to experience overwhelm at some point of your business or personal life due to different activities that you need to attend to.You shouldn’t hustle 24/7/365…that only leads to burnout. If you find yourself completely overwhelmed and in need of ways to calm down from stress, don’t worry, Julie will share some quick and easy things you can do to decompress. SUMMARY:Go outside and spend time with friends (3:30)Brain Dump (6:00)Try Kava Stress Relief Tea (7:28)Listen to Music (9:08)Headspace App (10:45)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxLink to Kava stress relief tea: https://amzn.to/3ETpJTJLink to spotify playlist: bit.ly/girlyoureabossHeadspace App: https://www.headspace.com/
#122 - Summer Slumps (ie seasonality) often affect product businesses and can really hurt the bottom line. But if you plan ahead, you can combat them!In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie will share 5 tips on how to prepare for the Summer Slump. So grab your pen and paper and list down these helpful tips!SUMMARY:Decrease your inventory in advance (2:35)Plan for cash injections (4:02)Offer incentives for multi-month subscription (7:05)Go to other in-person events (8:18)Ramp up your marketing channels (9:25)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxSparkle Hustle Grow Summer Book Club: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com/summer/
#121 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie interviews Samantha Foster of The Pink Envelope who is an online influencer that shares YouTube videos dedicated for Subscription Boxes Only.Samantha will share all about The Pink Envelope, how she helps her clients grow their subscriber base and the importance of Influencer and Affiliate ads for your Subscription Box Business.SUMMARY:Get to know Samantha (1:11)Goal of Pink Envelope for Subscription Box Owners (4:07)What does Samantha’s  audience look like? (7:22)How Pink Envelope helps Subscription Box Owners acquire new subscribers (8:43)What are the basic limitations and restrictions of the Subscription Box Collaborations? (14:41)Hot Categories of Pink Envelope (22:19)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxThe Pink Envelope Website: https://thepinkenvelope.com/contact/The Pink Envelope Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Thepinkenvelope/videos
#120 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, you will meet Paul Chambers, the co-founder and CEO of SUBTA (Subscription Trade Association) to talk about Sub Summit 2022. Listen to all the fun in store for you in Orlando, FL this June. We hope to meet you there! SUMMARY:What is SUBTA and what is Sub Summit? (1:27)Event schedule (3:30)Julie and Renae are presenting at Sub Summit🎉(14:53)Hosted-Buyer Program (21:45)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxReach out to SUBTA for questions at letstalk@subta.com / info@subta.com / 1.833.63.SUBTAYou can get tickets at https://subsummit.com/get-tickets/
#119 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie talks about having brand merchandise for your business that you can share with your audience.Julie shares her project through Teepublic, an online platform which is also world’s largest marketplace for independent creators to sell their work on the highest-quality merchandise.SUMMARY:Why would you want to have brand merch? (2:39)Julie talks about Teepublic (4:30)Pros of Teepublic (9:25)Cons of Teepublic (13:05)Teepublic Affiliate (15:36)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxCheck out my store at https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/merchDesign your own merch at TeePublic: http://tee.pub/lic/PK-YtJsxhS0 Contact TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/contact
#118 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, you will meet Kathleen Kobel who is an Amazon expert seller and consultant who helps businesses in growing their brands. Kathleen will help us understand on how your subscription box business can grow by selling on Amazon. The Amazon marketplace is full of potential buyers that can help scale up your sales. Listen to learn the ins and outs of Amazon. SUMMARY:Get to know more about Kathleen (1:33)How to use the Amazon platform to sell products (5:27)What are the fees involved (9:27)How to access the customer information (12:38)Is there a commitment when you sign up in Amazon? (17:55)How long is the application process? (23:10)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxAmazon Seller Central: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/Masters of Marketplace: https://www.mastersofmarketplace.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/mastersofmarketplace/
Warehouse Must-Haves

Warehouse Must-Haves

2022-03-1412:35

#117 - As you grow your subscription box business, there will be unique challenges that your business will bring and one of them can be your warehouse management. In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie will share to you her Warehouse Must-Haves as these are the things that made her life easier and organize. So grab your pen and paper now and list down all these helpful things.SUMMARY:Thermo Printer (1:56)Digital Scale (3:51)Handheld Tape Dispenser (5:02)Storage Shelves (6:05)Storage Bins (7:11)Dolly (10:00)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxRollo Printer - https://amzn.to/3pQ3IyQRollo printer labels - https://bit.ly/3sVh5jdDymo 4XL printer - https://amzn.to/3tKSxspDymo 4XL printer labels - https://amzn.to/3CvmlxfDigital Scale - https://amzn.to/376QHKOHandheld Tape Dispenser - https://amzn.to/3Kz2XCyPacking tape - https://amzn.to/3pSk2PMStorage Shelves - https://bit.ly/3sVh5jdStackable Storage bins - https://amzn.to/3qebeEfLight duty folding dolly - https://amzn.to/3tI79J5Heavy duty dolly - https://www.uline.com/BL_1837/Uline-Standard-Steel-Hand-Trucks*The links above may be affiliate or referral links in which I may get a small commission, but I only recommend things that I really love.
#116 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, you will meet Josh Ledgard, the co-founder of KickoffLabs, a viral contest marketing software. KickoffLabs's goal is to help businesses grow through viral campaigns that deliver high conversion rates and social engagement. You know how much we love giveaways when it comes to building an email list for your subscription box business. Listen to Josh as he shares how KickoffLabs can help you grow your email list. SUMMARY:Get to know more about Josh (2:06)What is KickoffLabs (3:30)What KickoffLabs do that other Giveaway software don’t (9:32)How to launch a campaign from KickoffLabs (21:31)What you need to know if you want to try KickoffLabs (24:06)About Waitlist Campaigns (29:17)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxKickoffLabs: https://kickofflabs.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KickoffLabs/Twitter: https://twitter.com/kickofflabs
#115 - Are you thinking of launching your own subscription box?  Launching a new business will have a lot of challenges from the moment you take the plunge and launch your subscription box up until to the point where you are experiencing the growth of it. In this episode, Julie will talk about mindset and emotions that you will experience while you take the journey of being a subscription box owner.SUMMARY:Feeling of Fear (1:48)Impostor Syndrome (3:49)Comparison Trap (5:34)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first box
In this week’s episode you are going to hear from the Subscription Box Bootcamp students about their experiences which can be very helpful especially to those who are thinking of starting their own Subscription Box Business.  So grab your pen and paper now and take down notes as they share their stories.SUMMARY:Sandra Burley of Self Care Sundays Box (1:38)Katie Richardson of Year Cheer Box (2:31)Latonya Williams of Renew Box (3:44)Brittany Rhodes of Black Girl MATHgic (4:51)Kate and Jess of Bunny Funbox (5:56)Valeria Weber Williamson of Do a Shot of Yoga Box (7:12)Leah B. of Mother Snacker (8:25)Flavia Gabriel of The Fabulous Planner (9:13)Jocelyn of Dog Mom Lifestyles (10:09)Ashley Weinert of Counting our Heroes Home (11:00)Duffy Betterton of The Ballroom Box (12:04)Becky Launder of Modern Direct Seller Box (13:14)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first box
#114 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics,  you will meet Subscription Box Bootcamper Katie Richardson from Year Cheer. She is the Chief Magic Maker in her house and through her subscription box, helps other moms create memories around different holidays of the year. You may relate to her story of side hustling while working in corporate America, but now Katie is all in on the box gig and has created a life where she can be present for her 4 kids instead of going to the office or spending so much time away from the family on work trips. Congrats to Katie and the Year Cheer team for recently shipping their 10,000th box! AMAZING!SUMMARY:Get to know Katie (1:34)What you can get from Year Cheer Box (5:22)How she manages the boxes every holiday (7:07)Year Cheer Launch Story (10:43)Challenges at Launch (15:12)Katie’s favorite thing about the Subscription Box Industry (20:56)Piece of advice from Katie to aspiring Subscription box owners (22:20)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxUse code SPARKLE15 for a discount at https://yearcheer.comYear Cheer: https://yearcheer.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yearcheer/
#113 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics,  you will meet Sarah of Work Life Glue.  She is a homeschooling mom of 3 little girls (ages 6, 4, and 1) who is incredibly passionate about productivity, time management, making lasting memories with our families, and helping other busy working moms create balance that sticks.  She runs an online business, Work Life Glue, and now the Work Life Glue Box, that helps other moms balance work, life, and everything in between. We recorded this podcast on her first ever renewal day! Wait until you hear some of the challenges she pushed through in her first month of business!SUMMARY:Get to know Sarah (2:43)What you can get from Work Life Glue Box (6:50)Work Life Glue Box Launch Story (10:57)Challenges during pre-launch (14:18)Sarah’s favorite thing about the Subscription Box Industry (24:03)Piece of advice from Sarah to aspiring Subscription box owners (26:29)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxWork Life Glue: https://www.worklifegluebox.com/ Use the code SUBBOXBASICS to get $5 off of your first boxYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/worklifeglueInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/worklifeglue/
#112 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie interviews Kristen of Bake Eat Love box, who is very passionate about work life balance. Boxes and Babies! As a mom and a subscription box business owner, that can be quite the challenge. Listen to Kristen's story and take notes of her tips that helped her family flourish. SUMMARY:Get to know Kristen (3:10)What you can get from Bake Eat Love box (6:44)How Bake Eat Love box started (11:57)Strategies in managing work life balance (20:30)Asking help from family, friends and other resources  (31:32)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxBake Eat Love Box: https://www.bakeeatlovebox.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/bake.eat.love.box/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bakeeatloveboxLinkedin Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristenburghardt
#111 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie is joined by her friend Eric Musick for a two part series discussing about Part 1: Mindset and Part 2: Growth Tactics that will be released on Eric’s show.Eric is the host and founder of The Subscription Box Show whose goal is to provide reliable tips and tricks for new entrepreneurs who are starting to grow their business. Julie and Eric will share to us on how subscription box CEO’s or other business owners handle common mindset challenges.SUMMARY:Overall Mindset (2:45)Money Mindset (11:36)Being in the proper headspace (16:20)Fear Mindset (21:40)Comparison (26:19)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first boxThe Subscription Box Show (Erick Musick) : https://www.thesubscriptionboxshow.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/thesubscriptionboxshow/
#110 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, your favorite subscription box coach talks about how to dress up a plain box into a beautifully branded box. If you are on a budget or are the DIY type, you'll love this episode!As we take the journey of being a subscription box entrepreneur, we always think of things that would  make our product stand out, and one of the things that will play a big role in our business is the packaging of our boxes. Julie will share to you ways that will definitely elevate your plain boxes and can make a great impression to your subscribers.SUMMARY:Color of the box (3:39)Ways to dress up your plain box (4:42)LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Stickermule: http://bit.ly/get-stickermuleSparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first box
#109 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie talks about how to choose the right size box for your subscription box business. As you start your subscription box business, one of the things that you need to consider is how to choose the right size box. We all know that beautifully designed subscription box packaging can make a difference to your brand and can make your subscribers feel special and the size of your box can definitely make a big impact. Today, Julie will share the importance of choosing the right box size, as well as provide you with tips on how it can make a great first impression with your subscribers.SUMMARY:What kind of box you should get? (1:42)Impact of getting the right size box (2:30)Most common sizes of mailer boxes (3:15)Cost of the boxes (3:55)Postage (9:34)LINKS AND RESOURCES:Subscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Pirate Ship: https://www.pirateship.com/ratesAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Uline: https://www.uline.com/Nashville Wraps: https://www.nashvillewraps.com/Paper Mart: https://www.papermart.com/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first box
Who wants to win $50,000 in cash and prizes this year? Thanks to our friends over at SUBTA, you could get some serious funding if you win the SubSummit 2022 Pitch Competition Presented by Pitney Bowes and Praella! If your subscription is 2 years old or less, apply today! The winner will win $10,000 in cash and $40,000 worth of in-kind services, including a FULL WEBSITE REBUILD. The runner-up will receive $3,500 in cash, third place will win $1,000, and fourth place will get $500.Ready to kickstart your subscription’s growth?  Apply by Friday, Jan. 21 to be selected in the first or second round. If you need more time to apply, the second round of applications will open on Feb. 17, 2022. Good luck! SubSummit.com/PitchAlso, check out Subscription Box Basics Episode #42 - Show me the Money, mentioned in this episode. 
#108 - In this week's episode of Subscription Box Basics, Julie shares her typical week as a subscription box CEO. Have you ever wondered on what is a typical day like for a Sub Box CEO? Overall, CEO’s are always known for never running out of things to do, always busy and on the go and spending most of the time thinking of new ideas and ways on how to run a business smoothly. But you have to establish a routine that works for you. Julie uses theme days to help her organize her work. Listen to today's podcast and think about how you might be able to use theme days to organize your own work as a subscription box entrepreneur.LINKS AND RESOURCESSubscription Box Bootcamp: https://www.subscriptionboxbootcamp.com/Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/subscriptionboxbootcamp/Sparkle Hustle Grow: https://www.sparklehustlegrow.com Use the code SBBPODCAST to get $10 off of your first box
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Jessica Louise Hawtin

I am absolutely in love with this podcast already, and I'm only 2 episodes in. Thoroughly informative and making the whole launching of a subscription box less daunting. Very informative drive home from work today, I cannot wait for tomorrow morning and my next episode 😊

Jan 6th
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