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Let's talk starting a business from scratch with just an idea and some good old fashioned hard work. That's what Kate Rath and Laura Borsky did shortly after becoming friends. Mobile Glow is Cincinnati’s premiere mobile only spray tan service.  They come to the client to provide the ultimate spray tan experience. When a clients book's online at www.theMobileGlow.com they quickly contact them with instructions and to discuss details.  One of their all-female staff arrives at the client's home and perform the tanning service.  Once complete, payment is electronic providing a seamless process from booking to payment.  Mobile Glow's advantage is their dedication to providing the best glow and customer service rising above the rest.They've also learned a lot about the diverse client needs as they work through the early stages of this business. They discuss how they've adjusted process, identified customer personas and needs as well as additional products they can offer that compliment the tanning service. They also realized these are not one-time clients and this is a great service for word of mouth. We discuss these things so much on the podcast with business owners who have found lasting success.If you have an idea and just need a a little motivation then this is the episode for you. Kate and Laura practically give us a step-by-step journey as they work towards perfecting their tanning business process.If you live in the Cincinnati area and would like to try out the service for yourself then check out www.theMobileGlow.com. They are also always looking for aspiring tanning techs and are happy to chat.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show
Many people have been interested in Turo as a side hustle but they also have many questions. You may be one of them. Our host Adam Koehler purchased a vehicle last year and has had it on the platform ever since. We discuss what we have learned, the profitability and the pitfalls of renting your vehicle on Turo.Support the show
Do you want to start an online business but don't know where to start? Have you been considering starting an online marketing agency or even selling your own brand online? This is the episode for you. Jeff Caudill is a veteran marketer and owner of Gingerquill, with over 30 years of experience. He discusses how the advertising industry has changed and some of the aspects that are making a comeback other small business owners may be overlooking. Where are the opportunities today and what techniques should you know to increase your chance of success? These are just some of the things you will learn in this week's episode.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Let's talk Web3, the Metaverse, NFT's, digital assets and crypto with Jon Thompson, aka Boss Dawg. He's a marketing and social media professional experienced in building relationships, engaging social communities and working with a diverse portfolio of brands to tell their story in a creative and innovative way. He's worked at places like Ogilvy, Kroger, Mars and Snapchat but now runs his own agency called TEN35.His NFT project has signed 6 athletes to NIL deals including one with Destanni Henderson, NCAA champion (USC), Indiana Fever point guard. Jon has always had a passion for sports and staying ahead of the curve in marketing. That has led him into the digital asset space as an employee but now has him entering the world of entrepreneurialism. This all started with a side hustle flipping NFT's for a tremendous profit. He is now taking some of his earning and putting that into his own project, Mad Dawgs Athletic Club.MDAC is a community starting with 5,250 Mad Dawgs across the worlds of sports, music, tech, and more, all sharing their “work hard play hard” attitude to become the best in their respective fields.‍His project invites you to join his team along with some of your favorite up and coming athletes to game, hang and enjoy from your favorite stadium, to your favorite couch, in real life and across the metaverse through a multitude of sports.The launch of our 5,250 Mad Dawgs NFT collection consists of five breed variants and a limited set of 1/1 (one of one) NFTs depicting the likeness of our inaugural Mad Dawg student athletes and an ultra rare Shiba Inu. Mad Dawgs stand-out, full of swagger and style. They wear their hustle proudly, sporting fitness and streetwear and rock fly statement pieces. Mad Dawgs are legit performers. The breeds chosen are notorious in pop-culture or have become sports and entertainment icons. Maker Dawg familiarized with the Doberman, Schnauzer, Pit Bull, Bulldog and Husky and fused their characteristics with a comic style. Specific vintage collegiate colors are juxtaposed with recently hyped up hues pulled from fashion, illustration, and technology trends.This was an entertaining and informative episode covering many aspects of the space.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Sarah Williams is the CEO and founder of two 7-figure businesses. Her service has three subscription boxes serving 3,000 monthly customers. But she started with a brick-and-mortar biz, and it took her 18 months to work through how to make a box work. Eventually, 44 customers signed up for her first-ever box.She has also worked with thousands of subscription box owners and those wanting to start a subscription box, providing in-depth training that takes them through each step of starting, launching and growing their business. She is also the host of Launch Your Box.Sarah talks about what she’s learned and how she got started, with some good takeaways for our audience. In fact, she now coaches others to launch their own subscription boxes.Connect with her on Facebook @subboxwithsarah.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Maria Romano, is a dating coach who has officiated over 3000 marriages and teaches how to create an easy passive income as a wedding officiant.She's the founder of True Love Knots, a program she created specifically to help those looking for love later in life. An ordained minister and highly sought-after professional speaker, she has performed over 3000 marriages. More importantly, she knows how difficult starting over can be from her deeply personal experience. After being married to the love of her life for 33 years, her husband passed away and she suddenly went from the perfect plus one to just one. Life changed forever for Maria and she was left to pick up the pieces of her life.She saw how the world caters to the young while the message of ageism causes so many not to realize their best days are ahead. She personally experienced the journey of being happily married to widowed and suddenly single — and its ups and downs. She had to wrestle with the difficult decision to put herself out there again and quickly realized how dating today has changed. It was then she realized the importance of helping others going through a similar journey — and True Love Knots was born. As a featured speaker, Maria shares her story to inspire those later in life to make the most of their wisdom and experience while looking for the right partner.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
In the world of Google search, the front page of your website is not your website, it's Google.com. That's where your customer is going to probably start. You likely need a copywriter and content marketer or learn to do it yourself because content is king. You will also need the secrets to create effective web content, combining those skills with a passion for whatever products and services you offer. This is where Barbara Hales can help and she's on this week's Side Hustle City Podcast to explain.Back in the 1970s, there was still a quota on the number of women admitted to medical school- a drastic difference from the way it is now. It was in a mostly male setting with discrimination against women in the workforce.After earning a medical degree at Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School and training at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, she started her private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Barbara was idealistic and hopeful that she could help others but the office was empty and no one knew she was there. So that the community would know that she opened her doors, she joined the Chamber of Commerce. With their permission, Barbara took out a large center ad in the local paper, which merely stated, “The Chamber of Commerce welcomes its newest member” with the services and address. The office phone rang off the hook the next day…lucky for her!As a thought leader who sees solutions to problems that people are struggling with, she received both an American and international patent for a nursing bib enabling moms to breastfeed privately while in public places. She founded The Medical Strategist, which has been providing results-oriented online copy since 2009.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Andy's hit "Accelerate Your Sales" podcast was acquired by Revenue.io in 2020. Since re-named "Sales Enablement with Andy Paul", the show continues to inspire thousands of sales professionals each week. Andy has also written two award-winning sales books, "Zero-Time Selling" and "Amp Up Your Sales".  His latest book "Sell Without Selling Out" is a road-tested framework for seizing control of how you sell by rejecting the outdated sales behaviors that buyers hate.He is ranked #8 on LinkedIn's list of Top 50 Global Sales Experts. And he has consulted with some of the biggest businesses in the world including Square, Philips, Grubhub, and more, making him one of the leading voices in the sales industry today.Website: andypaul.comContact: contact@andypaul.comMore about Andy in his own wordsI almost didn't make it past the sales training class in my first job out of college. The bosses didn't think I'd make it in sales because I wasn't "salesy" enough. They thought I was too introverted and analytical.And yet, over three decades I have built a successful career as an author, sales leader, speaker and consultant by being different, thinking differently and selling differently.I've helped boost the performance of teams selling products and services as diverse as complex multi-million dollar communications networks to collectible professional sports memorabilia. I've worked with raw technology start-ups and Fortune 1000 companies and everything in between. I've worked with nearly every channel ranging from franchise networks to retailers, dealers, distributors, VAR and OEMs. And, I've sold in nearly every corner of the globe.Now I am doing what I love best - sharing my unique insights about sales strategies and building successful sales teams with companies, business owners, executives and sales professionals to help them reach their goals. I can help you transform the performance of your sales team, too.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
We are thrilled to have such a successful serial entrepreneur on our show to share her experience and knowledge with our listeners. My introduction wouldn't do her justice so in her own words I'll let Bianca explain her background.Hi! My name is Bianca Rush and I am a digital marketing strategist that teaches female entrepreneurs proven marketing strategies that increase their sales. I’ve built six-figure and 7-figure businesses for myself (Sassy Mitchell Hair, Sassy Hair Cap, Ladies Who Brunch: Atlanta), but moreover than that I've connected thousands of women to resources that help them enhance their visibility, build their list, and generate consistent revenue in their business. My main mission is to help women build an organic community of supporters and teach other entrepreneurs how to use the digital space, backed with the right strategy to generate revenue in their business. I have been featured in publications like XoNecole, Blavity, 21Ninety, ESSENCE, and Black Enterprise and have partnered with major brands such as: Bank of America, Macy's, WeWork, Grey Goose, PUMA, Glossier, Nissan, Mielle Organics to name a few for brand awareness campaigns. As a corporate drop-out turned educator, I believe it’s not poor ideas that make businesses fail, yet it’s a poor structure to the marketing strategy to enhance visibility and worthiness of the business. My goal is to help hundreds of women transcend the idea of a “traditional" career path by developing an actionable social and marketing strategy plan that helps them grow a business that they love with clarity, confidence, and consistency. When I am not working, I can be found spending quality time with my family, watching the latest film in theaters, and hosting gatherings with friends.Check out Bianca's consulting practice here: https://www.morethan.socialSupport the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jay Jackson joins us to discuss his side hustle. Jay struggled with finding purpose while in law school and decided to join the military. Now as an attorney, who works on affordable housing issues, he continues to see opportunities to help this country by writing a book that tackles social and political issues that tear us apart as Americans. The book will launch soon but in the meantime, you can sign up for his newsletter and follow his blog.In his own words:One Saturday morning in March 2020 I sat down to write.  I’ve continued that writing a lot of mornings, nights, and weekends since that day.  And now (oops)—it kind of adds up to a whole book.  It’s called Decent Discourse, and we’ll launch it this Spring. Decent Discourse comes in response to the toxic political rhetoric we see around us.  Our political conversation has turned war-like. Families and friendships are being torn apart.  More Americans than ever feel violence is justified to advance their political goals.  And the media is turbocharging this toxic, hyperpartisan political rhetoric.But can I tell you something?  We can fix it.  You can fix it.  One conversation at a time.  One relationship at a time. One community at a time. I think we can fix it because our country has overcome immense challenges before – slavery, wars, McCarthyism, Jim Crow, xenophobic hysteria, economic depressions, and more. Decent discourse is the common thread running through the solutions to these past tragedies: truth, humility, compassion, and open-mindedness. In other words, loving your neighbor (even if they might be wrong). Using historical case studies to provide a hope-filled perspective, Decent Discourse explores how we can save our country from the negative discourse taking place at our dinner tables, in our communities, and on social media. In October 1940, with Hitler on the march in Europe and Japan’s empire spreading throughout the Pacific, Franklin D. Roosevelt observed that “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” If you believe that kindness and toughness are not mutually exclusive and you want to put those principles to work for our nation and “the fiber of a free people,” you’re really going to like this book.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Stuart Rabkin joins us this week with 20+ years of delivering growth and margin improvement to F500 companies. We wanted to understand how you can turn that career in corporate or just the 9-5 world into a profitable consulting business. There is money to be made but first you must decide your specialty and turn that into a professional brand. Stuart comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has Wall Street experience that shaped his vision for his own business. Now he makes his own schedule, picks his clients and has a track record of excellent performance among his colleagues.Boost is an unconventional professional services firm where Stuart is President. His organization brings together experienced, world-class talent, advanced Ai/ML technology, and best-in-class capabilities/methodologies to deliver today, create tomorrow and improve operations for profitable growth.Key Practice Areas: Growth & Innovation, Cost/Margin Improvement, Packaging, Sustainabilitywww.discoverboost.comSupport the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Susan Harrow is a world-renowned media coach, marketing strategist, martial artist + author of the best-selling book, Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul® (HarperCollins).For the past 32 years she's helped thousands of CEOs, entrepreneurs + business innovators worldwide shine in the media spotlight to build their brand and business—without selling their soul through 1:1 consulting + courses on Oprah, CBS’ 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fresh Air, Marketplace, NPR, CNN, and in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Inc., O, Parade, People, Vogue etc..Her course The Zen of Fame: Your Genius Gone Viral™ shows people how to promote themselves with integrity + spirit. What you might not know is that she's a black belt in Aikido, and was almost sold into slavery to a Bedouin Sheik for 10 camels + a mule.Learn more about all Susan does at het PR Secrets website. It's also a great example of how to properly brand yourself and build a sales funnel for your your consulting.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Are you a Business Owner, CEO, VP, Top Echelon Manager or just a side hustler who believes that the bar could be raised?  Are you wanting to accelerate the growth of your business, improve its valuation, or improve your leadership effectiveness to reach your next echelon of accomplishment? At just 24 years old in 1990 Mark started helping many of his 300+ clients to find literally over a billion in new business within just their existing customer base. It has been more about helping them to open the door of their inner potential that led to growth in their organization.You don't even have to be a large business, Mark has one client that owns 5 businesses and works less than 5 hours a week. Another client owns 5 businesses and works 50 hours per week. It is a choice.Mark is an author of two business books and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University. Join us on this week's podcast to learn how you can prepare for growth.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Derrick Michaud is the Founder of Shelby Row Productions and host of Podlogix the Podcast, where he discusses podcasting for creators and producers. He joins us this week on the Side Hustle City podcast to explain what you will need to start your own. Everyone has knowledge to share. It might be what you've learned in your career or even a hobby you can teach others about. Why not start one using those skills and work at it like a side hustle?Derrick was a touring musician for over 15 years. Through that time, Derrick constantly needed side hustles to pay the bills. Hosting trivia, driving for Uber, and independent auto appraising are just a few examples of side hustles. Derrick discovered Upwork.com, a job posting platform for entrepreneurs in search of another side hustle.He quickly noticed a demand for podcast audio editing. After relentlessly proposing job openings, Derrick landed his first client in January 2018. This new hustle became priority #1 and grew to the point that in 2019, Derrick decided to open an LLC and scale the up business. He did this by building a team of talented contractors that would upgrade the service offerings outside of audio editing and free up time for Derrick to work ON the company instead of IN the company.The company grew exponentially. After two years of operation, Shelby Row Productions went from a solopreneur operation to a six-figure grossing company that employs 12 contractors and has served for over 100 podcasts to date.For more information, you can visit www.shelbyrowproductions.comFollow Derrick on Instagram - @srp_podcastingPodlogix Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/1lj56aIhGE7Iz4F11pilAA?si=509b13b730464699YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ShelbyRowSupport the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Have you ever wanted to be an influencer online? Of course you have. Who wouldn't want to get paid just to live your life, post some things and have brands send you money. Sounds like a great side hustle but it's not easy. This is the world Antony Demekhin lives in and has a focus on music rights for the creator space.Antony is also a classically trained musician, entertainment marketer, entrepreneur, hip-hop head and tech junkie.He spent more than a decade in advertising and entertainment marketing, working with some of America's biggest ad agencies and creating award-winning marketing campaigns for Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer Consumer Health (Thermacare, Advil, Robitussin), American Express and Nintendo. In 2017, he partnered with Grammy-nominated producer Filip Mitrovic to launch Ear Candy Shop, a music production boutique aimed at providing genuine, inspired soundtracks for advertising, television & film. In 2020, after seeing the demand for high volume low cost music options skyrocket, Filip and he partnered with our tech co-founder Maciej Kurek to build Library X, a self-generating smart music library which combines human musicianship with artificial intelligence to create great sounding music at scale. Antony still consults as a tech and music marketing specialist, advising innovative early-stage companies and established brands on how to leverage music and culture to create meaningful connections with consumers. For fun he has been a speaker and jury member at industry events including Digital Music Week, Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx, Midem and CMJ Marathon. Join us today to lear nore about the intersection of music, crypto, blockchain technology and the revolution of NFT's on the creator space.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Are you a little too comfortable with self-loathing? Tired of feeling like you are not enough? Carrington Smith spent a lifetime trying to be someone else—to fit in, to be loved, to keep the peace, and to make others happy. Until finally, Carrington discovered that her own path to happiness wasn’t based on fitting in but on standing out—celebrating her uniqueness and owning her past.Her book Blooming is candid and raw, it takes you on a treasure hunt to discover the gifts in the shit. Shit is quite literally fertilizer. It is in the messes, failures, trauma, and difficulties of life that we discover what we need to bloom into our greatness. From trauma to triumph, through the depths of sexual assault, religious mind-fuckery, family rejection, body dysmorphia, mid-life metamorphosis, physical scarring, and death into happiness, forgiveness, empathy, purpose, belonging, and joy, Blooming is a poignant, powerful account of finding your way through the shit.Carrington is a single mom, attorney, business owner, and executive search professional. Despite being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, life gave her a hard kick in the tail. She has survived sexual assault, two divorces, piles of debt, abuse, religious mind games, the death of loved ones, and the loss of close friends. In her debut memoir, Carrington combines wit and wisdom to share her journey through the shit, with a positive attitude and a shift of mindset, into a life bursting with joy, opportunity, and purpose. A graduate of UT Austin and Tulane Law School, Carrington resides in Austin, Texas, with her two teenage boys.Learn more about Carrington and connect:www.LinkedIn.com/in/carriesmithtrabuewww.Facebook.com/CarringtonATXwww.Instagram.com/CarringtonATXwww.Twitter.com/CarringtonATXwww.Carrington-Smith.comSupport the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Brent Keltner, Ph.D. believes that buyers and customers are hungry for authenticity....His Revenue Acceleration Playbook introduces a simple, value narratives framework that will put your go-to-market team on the path to top performance.He's spent more than a decade as a revenue leader in enterprise to early stage companies, including Kaplan, Eduventures, Plus Delta Partners and CollegiateLink.Brent is now President of Winalytics and knows that top go-to-market teams are different. They create an authentic buyer journey by leading with buyer goals and payoffs rather their product across sales, marketing, and customer success . They raise team performance with a dynamic skills development model to capture and socialize top plays for every single buyer interaction. Winalytics helps clients build their best go-to-market within and across sales, marketing and customer success. We accelerate new opportunity creation, deal velocity, account value, and the pace of segment growth.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
In the wake of COVID, people have started their own businesses, evolving into solo entrepreneurs. What questions keep these solopreneurs up at night? Are there financial land mines I’m missing? Am I paying too much in taxes? Should I save more? Will I ever be able to retire?As your own boss and sole employee, it’s easy to feel anxious and unsettled, even when you’re making a profitable income. Maybe your goal is to grow your business. Perhaps you just want to enjoy life. No matter what your priorities are for the future, you can take steps now to guarantee peace of mind and control your happiness. In The Solopreneur’s Money Manifesto, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  professional and independent small business owner Gabe Nelson helps solopreneurs secure a financial plan for the future and gain the freedom to build the life they’ve always wanted. He walks you through the steps that others have taken to ensure their business—and personal finances—are on track. From the questions, you should be asking to the evaluation that will help you see your unique situation clearly.Author Bio Gabe Nelson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and founder of Gabe Nelson Financial, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm that offers fee-based financial planning and investment advisory services to solopreneurs and self-employed professionals throughout the United States. After earning a bachelor of science in economics from South Dakota State University, Gabe immediately entered the financial services industry. He has been featured in a Forbes article and hosts the podcast Solopreneur Money. Gabe lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his wife, Melissa, and their three daughters, Lauren, Avery, and Lydia.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
One of our most highly anticipated episodes becomes our first to kick off 2022. NFT's have been on fire and people around the internet can't stop talking about them. They are literally making people millionaires who are diligent enough to pay attention to the space.One of those people is Nick Fontova, aka Mr. Pink to the NFT community. Nick has been staying on top of the NFT market and was lucky enough to score some valuable art, a Bored Ape. If you don't know what that it well then you might have to tune in.Also joining us is Annie Burke, MA, Assoc. AIA. A Digital Artist + Adjunct Architecture Professor at Miami University. Annie describes herself as a free spirited artist of the weird. That Brough her into the NFT space and then deeper into crypto and the blockchain technology behind it all.Lastly we have the benefactor of this NFT movement, Andrew Van Sickle. A pop artist, famous around Cincinnati and even further. NFT's empower creatives like him and Annie to take control of their intellectual property and be properly compensated for their creations. Andrew is very well-connected and respected in a range of communities including urban dwellers, upscale clients, the arts community and non-profits. Personal and professional network includes leaders in the arts, advertising, digital media, insurance, non-profits and local government.Pop artist, arts activist, community leader and recognized creative leader with keen insight and the ability to seize cutting-edge trends and concepts. Owner / Artist at AVS Art, whose work is part of the private collections of celebrities, community leaders and influential organizations. Andrew dives deep into NFT's to discover how communities are being built all around the world around creative people.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)
Andrew Maloney is a Downtown Cincinnati Specialist Certified Tourism Ambassador. Andrew has lived and worked in the Urban core of Cincinnati for over 10 years. Working in Hospitality and as an Experimental Producer, he has managed activations at some of the World's biggest events for clients including; Kroger at The 2020 NBA All-Star Game, and All Nippon Airways with Steve Aioki in New York City Kroger at Morehouse College Homecoming in Atlanta. Proctor and Gamble for Light Up Fountain Square, and many more.He uses his extensive marketing and creative background to think outside of the box and effectively problem solve when marketing for brands and events. He has taken the skills he has learned in the theatre, hospitality, and marketing industries to bring high-touch service to his clients and the other agents he works with, as well as the ability to market his properties in extremely creative and innovative ways.This also means that he stays ahead of trends, just like a marketer would. Andrew is an expert on where the market is headed when it comes to investment opportunities for his clients. That could include web3 technologies like land in the metaverse or helping his clients identify flip opportunities. He discusses all of this and more on this episode of the Side Hustle City Podcast. Make sure to listen and subscribe.If you're interested in contacting Andrew please send him an email at:andrewmaloney89@gmail.com or MaloneySoldMine.com.Also, connect with Andrew on LinkedIn.Support the show
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