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On the podcast today we interview someone who actually found out how to make his living doing something he loved. And, I swear to god, if he can do it with this niche, there’s at least a chance for you to do it in whatever topic that’s got you excited. Because this guy, Ross Symons, literally makes little paper animals. THAT’S. IT. Origami, that’s the interest Ross pursued.
Might sound crazy, but in this podcast we literally teach you how to be successful. Simple as that. You want to become successful. You want to make headway towards your goal. You want to feel inspired and insightful about the work you do. You want to live life on your terms, employ your own damn self, define your own lifestyle.
“Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess.” That is a quote from Parker Palmer. Parker Palmer is awesome. I’ll prove it. And you are awesome too. But you’re in danger of burnout. If you want to create something interesting… you’re up against burnout.
Is it actually possible to support your family over the long-haul with an independent online small business? Like, is it actually possible? Or are we all just kind of hoping that our blog or podcast or freelancing business will last? Steve Maxwell maxes and relaxes making his online business with that old-ass macbook… this is long before the 4 hour workweek methinks :) Well this episode ri.
Here at Fizzle, our members have no shortage of useful skills and incredible ideas. But making measurable progress day after day? Well, lots of us fall down when it comes to execution. If you have some big dreams, you probably know what it feels like when days and weeks pass without feeling like you’ve made actual, measurable progress. I know this feeling all too well.
Want to hear from some giants in the online business space about what’s changed in business the past 10 years? You should. Why? Ever wonder what is actually important to learn when it comes to building your own business? Are you getting left behind by the ever-changing entrepreneurial landscape? Then you better get into this episode.
What would happen if you realized that you aren’t actually doing what you love? How would you transition into a truly meaningful life? While we’re at it, what does it really mean to use your gifts to change the world? And how can you earn your living along the way? If you’re working for yourself already you know how easy it can be to get caught up in the busy-ness and lose track of what matter.
If you’ve ever had high hopes about how good your sales were going to be… and then had those hopes destroyed by little to no results? So often we see business owners who get super excited about launching a new product or service, and they have high hopes about making those sales. They then proceed to put it out there, push it to social media, email their list, and give someth ...
It’s terrible when there’s activity on your site that you’re BLIND to. What pages are people using? What calls to action are effective? Etc. (Note: we haven’t fully launched this yet, but you can be the first to know about a new course we’re doing on tuning up your website to be way more effective in just 3 days.
If you are stuck in the romantic notion of what it looks like to create a business and you need some motivation to stop running away from the hard work, you’re going to love this episode. On today’s show we are joined by none other than Justin Jackson, who went from having a day job to being a successful author and creating 100 projects in one year, all to show that it is poss ...
If you’ve been around the online biz block for a while, chances are you’ve heard about how important it is to be consistent in your business. And whenever you hear about being consistent, you probably start to feel pretty crappy about yourself. How do I know? Because it happens to me every damn time.
If you’re working through all the hope and doubt and strategies it takes to become a full-time blogger, then you’re going to enjoy the bejeezus out of this episode. Today on the show we are joined by Beth Hornback, who has an incredible story about how she carefully worked the steps and stages necessary to quit her job and work on her blog full-time.
Let’s all get on the same page right away: everything about selling turns us off. How many times have you pretended to be on the phone so you didn’t have to hear a pitch about saving the environment from the guy standing on the street corner? It’s okay, you can admit it :) When it comes to our businesses and projects, I’ve noticed that making sales is the achilles heel of many entrepreneurs.
You likely will face some kind of adversity or negativity as you build your business. This article is all about how you respond. How we deal with negativity and adversity is an essential ingredient in our success, so let’s think a little bit critically about this. Because it really is true: we all encounter negativity on the journey to success.
Adding an opt-in incentive to your website and social accounts can make a massive impact on your email list growth and customer engagement. Up until recently MailChimp made it difficult to do this well, but now that’s all changed. Though we love tools like ConvertKit for more advanced blogging and online business, it’s hard to beat MailChimp’s free account for new projects.
I’ve always had this assumption that real artists, real creatives, live lives without much commercial success. But today’s show directly confronts that idea… hell, it blows it up. We brought in Jeff Goins who’s just written a book called Real Artists Don’t Starve to break down 3 myths about starving artists. (Note: the Michelangelo story was well worth the cost of admission.
Among the Fizzle team, I’m known as the skeptic. I like to think I have a finely tuned bullshit meter. If an idea lacks in evidence, I’ll usually either question it, ignore it, or ridicule it, depending on my mood. Chase and Steph fall somewhere on the other end of the spectrum. Over the years they’ve learned how I see the world and now often preface a topic they think I might ...
As indie entrepreneurs we live and die by the execution of our ideas. Without the right focus and motivation, discipline alone won’t save you. I find it’s very common for creatives and business builders to feel they lack discipline. We think if we had more discipline then we’d be making more progress on our idea. I don’t agree. You don’t lack discipline, you lack motivation.
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