Subscription Box Basics with Julie Ball

Subscription Box Basics with Julie Ball

Have a subscription box idea, but not sure where to start? Right here. This is a podcast for new and aspiring subscription box entrepreneurs. Host Julie Ball is the Founder and Chief Sparkler of Sparkle Hustle Grow, a monthly subscription box and online community for female entrepreneurs. Julie leads thousands of women through personal development and business training in a way that’s fun and supportive. She is an author, speaker, community builder, subscription box coach featured in Forbes, Business Insider, POPSUGAR, Hello Sunshine, and US Weekly. If you are ready to launch your subscription box business idea, you need SubscriptionBoxBootcamp.com for the roadmap and support that will help you succeed!... Show More

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September 14, 2020 4 min

#039 - In this quick episode, Julie shares some of the behind the scenes in preparing for Subscription Box Bootcamp 2.0 version which is launching this week on September 17th.

Subscription Box Bootcamp is a popular online group coaching program that has helped hundreds of aspiring subscription box entrepreneurs. It provides you with the tools, templates, and support you need to launch and grow your own profitable subscription box bu...

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September 7, 2020 12 min

#038 - Julie talks about how you can launch you own subscription box business with Subscription Box Bootcamp. In this episode, Julie outlines what's included in the bootcamp and some of the bonuses so you'll know immediately if it is the right program for you.

Subscription Box Bootcamp is coming out September 17th. Make sure to sign up for our waitlist and you will get a special opportunity to save $500 on enrollment.

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August 31, 2020 11 min

#037 - In this episode, Julie talks about the different stages of your subscription box journey and what's new in Subscription Box Bootcamp.

Subscription Box Bootcamp gives you the tools, tech and templates that you need to start your own subscription box business.

Subscription Box Bootcamp 2.0 is coming out September 17th. Make sure to sign up for our list and you will get a special opportunity to save $500 on enrollment.

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#036 - This episode is an audio replay of a webinar Julie did with the Subscription Box bootcampers. When you want to improve your customer experience, it doesn't always mean putting more stuff in the box So in this episode, Julie talks about how to improve your customer experience for just pennies.

The Subscription Box Bootcamp will be having a major update launching later this fall.
We are re-recording all of the materials and ...

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July 20, 2020 12 min

#035 - In this episode, Julie is replaying the audio from a video she recorded earlier this year in the exclusive Subscription Box Bootcamp group. She shares about how she handled getting a bad review from someone who wasn't happy with her Sparkle Hustle Grow box. It turned out to be a learning experience for her and her team on added value and how to properly communicate it to your subscribers.

The Subscription Box Bootcamp wil...

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#034 - In this episode, Julie chats with one of Sparkle Hustle Grow's vendors Jake Panavas of Procuremint to talk about custom products.

Jake is a co-founder of Procuremint Inc, which is a business that helps curate and source products for subscription boxes as well as other eCommerce brands.

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Sparkle Hustle Grow
Procuremint

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#033 - Introducing a new segment of Subscription Box Basics called Myth Busters. Julie will be talking about some of the most common myths in the subscription box industry. In this episode, she is busting the myth that subscription box businesses are passive income.


If you have a subscription box business idea and want to learn more about the next steps, what to do and how to launch head over to SubscriptionBoxBootcamp.com for more ...

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#032 -  Julie chats with one of her Subscription Box Bootcamps, Brittany Rhodes, founder of the Black Girl MATHgic subscription box. We'll get to hear how Brittany got into the subscription box business and the Black Girl MATHgic launch story.

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Sparkle Hustle Grow
Subscription Box Bootcamp
Black Girl MATHgic
Cratejoy: Black Girl MATHgic
Instagram: Black Girl MATHgic
Facebook: Black Girl MATHgic
Youtube: Black Girl MATHgic
Black Gi...

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#031 - Julie chats with her sub box bestie Jessica Principe who's the founder of All Girl Shave Club. They first met online in a Facebook group and then had the chance to meet in real life at a business event late 2016 when they were both brand new to subscription box business. Since then they've just been this amazing support system for each other going through the highs and lows of running a business and everything in bet...

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#030 - Julie chats with her business bestie and good friend Carmen Vermillion to talk about branding. Branding is such an important topic because good branding can help your subscription box, not only stand out from the rest, but also attract your ideal target audience.

After having her first child in 2012 Carmen started teaching herself the basics of both Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator® fulfilling a desire for a creative outlet ...

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#029 - Julie chats with one of her favorite people Amy Lockrin to talk about subscription box business operations.

Amy Lockrin is an Operations Integrator for small business owners who are ready to thrive in their business and leave behind the overwhelm of "to-do's."
Amy is the founder and head integrator of The Operations House, an integration and implementation agency. She makes things happen in small businesses so CEO’...

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June 1, 2020 20 min

#028 - Julie chats with Emily and Aryelle to talk about Camp Girl Boss. Camp Girl Boss teaches leadership and entrepreneurship to middle school girls.

Emily Breedlove is a Serial Entrepreneur who transforms communities through empowering women and girls to embrace their own Creative Magic. Her work ranges from the Founder and Global Champion for Camp Girl Boss to serving as the first Female Director of ScaleUp WNC a 90-day business ...

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#027 - In this episode, Julie chats with Laura Sprinkle to talk about affiliate marketing.

Laura Sprinkle teaches entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses using strategic, high-touch partnerships through her signature training, Rock Your Affiliate Program™. She’s helped industry leaders such as Amy Porterfield, Selena Soo, and Todd Herman build their partner programs, has seen over $10M in partner revenues come in through her meth...

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#026 - Julie chats with her good friend Jenny Melrose of the Influencer Entrepreneur Academy to talk about Instagram influencers and influencer marketing.

Jenny is a former reading specialist who “retired” from her teaching career when her blogging income far exceeded her salary.   Through hard work and dedication, her lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family, became regularly sought out by nationally recognized brands such as Neutrogena,...

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#025 - This is the third and last episode of the three-part series with Mario from Cratejoy. In this episode, Julie and Mario talk about customer feedback, strategies on how to get it, how often, and what to do with it.

Mario currently leads Seller Success at Cratejoy. Before Cratejoy, Mario spent time in management consulting and has experience starting, operating, scaling, and selling subscription box businesses.

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#024 - In this first of three-episode series, Julie chats with Mario Barrett from Cratejoy to talk about the pitfalls of overcomplicating your subscription box product.

Mario currently leads Seller Success at Cratejoy. Before Cratejoy, Mario spent time in management consulting and has experience starting, operating, scaling and selling subscription box businesses.

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Sparkle Hustle Grow
Cratejoy


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#023 - In this first of three-episode series, Julie chats with Mario Barrett from Cratejoy to talk about pricing strategies for your subscription box business.

Mario currently leads Seller Success at Cratejoy. Before Cratejoy, Mario spent time in management consulting and has experience starting, operating, scaling and selling subscription box businesses.

Links:

Sparkle Hustle Grow
Cratejoy
Free Subscription Commerce Tools
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April 20, 2020 8 min

#022 -  In this episode, Julie talks about thriving in community and how you can use community to grow your subscription box business. When you build a community around your subscription box, it can do so many things for you as a business owner and provide extra value for your subscribers.

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April 13, 2020 25 min

#021 - Julie chats with one of her mentors, Stu McLaren, to talk about recurring revenue from subscription and membership business.

Stu McLaren helps experts transform their knowledge and influence into recurring revenue by launching, growing and scaling six, seven and eight-figure membership sites. In 2008 he co-founded the world's most popular membership platform for WordPress called WishList Member. When he sold his interest ...

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April 6, 2020 20 min

#020 - It is said that it is easier to keep a happier customer than to find a new one. In this episode, Julie chats Samantha Forrest to talk about how to improve your churn.

Samantha is a Retention Engine Product Lead at Bellwethr. Bellwethr uses intelligent interventions to increase retention and revenue at the cancellation point in your customer journey.

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Sparkle Hustle Grow
Bellwethr Retention Engine

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