Monetize What You Love

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.

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June 3, 2021 12 min

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 w...

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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...

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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 sta...
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    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...
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    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 yo...

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    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 webs...
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    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...
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    June 22, 2021 15 min

    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 f...
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    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 ful...
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    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 ...

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    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...
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    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 poten...
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    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 i...
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    “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? ...

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    September 2, 2021 61 min

    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 counterintu...
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