Homemade Side Gig

Homemade Side Gig

Featuring women that have created businesses from home.

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December 2, 2020 31 min

Catexplorer is a community of people that want to explore the world with their cats. 

Connect with other people that have adventurous cats and share your own story.

They offer training tips and stories of cats and their owners doing amazing things.

Owner, Hasara Lay, shares with us how she started her fascinating niche business.

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On this episode I talk to Dr. Minette Riordan. Minette helps creatives build profitable businesses through her coaching and her membership program called The Creative Business Accelerator. 

She’s a self proclaimed productivity geek and helps creatives with their shiny object syndrome. She helps them focus on monetizing one idea at a time.

Minette says that carving out time for creative play and not turning every idea into a busine...

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Her own personal experience with family members that battled cancer helped Francie realize the type of life coaching she wanted to focus on. 

Francie provides one-on-one coaching and offers courses for women to help navigate their cancer and grief. She helps women find peace of mind by managing their thoughts and emotions and helps them show up as the best version of themselves for their loved ones.

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About Tara Shea with Tara Shea The VA

The need for freedom and flexibility drove Tara to start her own business.

Besides running her own virtual assistant business for female entrepreneurs, she teaches other women how to start and grow their virtual assistant businesses.

Her niche is general admin tasks that creative entrepreneurs don’t love doing. 

Another one of her specialties is time management and she gives us tips and tricks ...

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About Samantha Schultz with Plan Your Perfect Vacation Samantha has visited over 60 countries herself and has connections and expertise in the areas people most want to travel to. Her travel agency is different than others because she plans life enriching experiences and provides every customer with VIP customer service. 

She shares a lot of great business advice for anyone starting any type of business.

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Carol Van Den Hende is an author, speaker and MBA with 20+ years experience in marketing, strategy and insights. She works in chocolate (sweet!). This October, Koehler Books will be publishing her award-winning novel, "Goodbye, Orchid," which deals with issues of love, disability, business, and military. She's using the launch to fundraise for survivors of trauma (through Heather Abbott Foundation). She also serves ...

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September 17, 2020 20 min

Welcome to Season 2 of the Homemade Side Gig Podcast!  On this solo episode, I share everything that has happened over the summer, what's new with the podcast and some exciting news....yep...I started a new small business! I'm super excited and appreciate all of your support!! 

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Highlights from Ashly Ryan, Founder of Splice Clothing:

  • Launching right before Coronavirus hit, Ashley remains optimistic about the future of travel and the need for her clothing.
  • Ashly created a reversible clothing line that helps people pack light when traveling.
  • She got started by hiring a consultant that helped her with her first steps.
  • Ashly talks about how she found manufacturers in China and the process she went through to ...
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    Highlights from Becky of Your Connection Strategist:

  • She was wrongfully fired from her job but used that fear and uncertainty to guide her into entrepreneurship.
  • Decide on something and just get started.You don’t have to have a degree or a formal education to start a business.
  • She chose her niche in boudoir photography because she has a passion for human connection. She coaches her photography clients to be their best selves. Seei...
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    Highlights from Karen Michaels of The Social Butterfly Guru:

  • You can have more than one passion.
  • Karen helps us understand what Tik Tok is.
  • When you’re getting ready to start a business you need to realize that you know way more than you think you do.
  • Never let fear make a decision for you.
  • A strong tribe is really important.
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  • If you have some free time on your hands, now is a great time to be studying and learning how to start and build your business.
  • Utilize Facebook groups.
  • Follow other organizers to see what they’re doing.
  • Push your limits and get out of your comfort zone.
  • Rebecca specialty is helping senior citizens downsize. 
  • She started by offering friends her service in exchange for photos and testimonials and that led to her first paying customer.
  • The...
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    Louise Carruth says that running a business at 73 is so much fun.

    She’s a coffee drinker and has a business selling loose leaf tea and tea accessories, but her passion is in teaching people about tea.Louise buys from wholesalers and packages it herself in her Las Vegas home kitchen that follows the Cottage Food Law.

    She has her MBA but has also learned a lot of lessons from doing farmers markets. She explains how networking is a l...

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    Monica explains how she helps people start their mobile notary businesses. Becoming a notary is very inexpensive and most people can start their business in one day.

    Monica also helps women take the knowledge that they already have, package it up and sell it via digital products, like courses.

    Information is the number one seller in the world today. Anyone can make money selling information.The key is seeing the value in the knowle...

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    Jessica's love for design came from creating scrapbooks and her business started accidentally while she was designing t-shirts for her college friends.

    She realized that she was making more money at her side gig than she was at her day job. Within two weeks of quitting her day job, she had a waitlist of customers and she’s had a waitlist for the past 5 years. She talks about how her marketing is much easier because she has a sm...

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    Joyce Rojas of talks to us about bouncing back and recession resilience:

  • Anticipate & Prepare
  • Focus on What YOU Can Control
  • Find the Gold Nugget in the Sh*t
  • Redesign Yourself for this New Stage of Your Life
  • Embrace Your Vulnerability 
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    Successful Badass Mindset Course - 6 steps to stop sabotaging your success and become the Successful Badass you trul...

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    Mia quit her corporate job so she could have more flexibility and stay home with her kids when they were sick. 

    Her love of design and helping people figure out what they’re good at, helped her launch her resume building business.She shares the simple way she got her first customer and the journey along the way. She also tell us how to implement our ideas when we're always busy.Some of her top tips:

    Don’t let burnout drive away...

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  • Hosting a live event has proven to be one of the top marketing strategies for companies.
  • Learn how to become recognizable by hosting repeatable events.
  • Events bring your brand to life and encourage customers to become loyal fans. 
  • Decide whether to join in, hand off or D.I.Y your event.
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    Today on the podcast, we talk to April Hardeman, owner of Make It Rein, a company that does technology operations for equine businesses, helping them with email marketing, social media management and all of their other online business needs.

    April’s husband is in the Army and they are currently stationed in Germany. They have a small daughter, so being able to operate a business from home allows her to have more flexibility. 

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    Have you ever thought that maybe you’re not really as good at something as people think you are? And people are going to find out that you’ve been fooling them?Or that people are going to think you’re a fraud, a fake?Maybe you give away your services and products because, if people pay you for them, they will be expecting more value from you, more than you actually provide?Are you always looking for validation from others? You’re w...

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    As a military wife and mom, Sarah Hallford loved baking cookies for friends and family. One day she made cookies for a friend’s party. Everyone loved them and asked her to make cookies for them too. So she made it official and turned her passion for cookie making into a business from home. 

    At one point, after a period of burnout, she went back to work in the corporate world but felt like she wasn’t complete without doing something...

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