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Crickets to Cha-chings is a podcast for handmade entrepreneurs wanting to uplevel their Etsy shops and take their side gig to a full time income. Join us as we talk marketing for your handmade business, strategy to drive traffic to your shop, how to stand out on Etsy, and running an online business while maintaining flexibility for your family.
 
Become a part of the Mom-e Nation as we share, uplift and inform each other in this vast community made up of entrepreneurs from various cultures, industries and age ranges. Whether you are a WAHM or have a brick and mortar establishment, there is something for all. With more than 20 years of entrepreneurial business savvy, we are sure our host Charisse McCoy will humor, enrich, entertain and enlighten you. Subscribe today!
 
The Social Media Marketing Happy Hour Podcast hosted by Dawn Marrs & Traci Reuter is designed for the entrepreneur, solopreneur, small business owner and marketing leader who is ready to learn to leverage organic social media marketing, sales funnels, Facebook advertising and Instagram ads. Grow your email list, generate more leads and sales and just be more effective with your marketing. Each episode is jam packed with success tips & nuggets to help you succeed in your entrepreneurial journey.
 
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On today's episode, Sarah Korhnak (of SmallBusinessSarah.com) walks us through the ins and outs of bookkeeping as a small business and Etsy shop owner. We talk: • First steps to be prepared and make things easier come tax time • How bookkeeping can help us make better financial decisions throughout the year in business • What software she recommend…
 
Liz joined SEO Superstars (now inside of Scale Your Sales) back in September because she wanted to make sure her shop was totally optimized to get passive traffic from the Etsy search. She celebrated 1000 sales and counting in her shop, while also being a full time stay at home mom and building a business that works around HER life, not the other w…
 
In this episode, Amanda interviews Dubsado Specialist, Elaine Jardon of The Jardon Group. Elaine spills all about how she left her teaching job, how she embraces motherhood as a work-from-home mom, how she scaled her freelance business to 10K+ months FAST, and how to create EPIC client experiences! Elaine shared a simple trick that completely shook…
 
There are certain pieces of building an Etsy business that are absolutely vital for your success. Whether you are selling handmade, digital, vintage, or something else, you must have these things in place if you want to get traffic, have a profitable shop, continue to grow, and stand out in saturated markets. If you have struggled to gain traction …
 
Eugenia Salnikova has been a student in my program for over a year, but decided to pivot her business in the midst of COVID last year to create wooden embroidery crafting kits for buyers to create while they are home. Since last summer, she's grown the business to produce a full time income to support her business partner (her mom) as well as a par…
 
Today on the podcast we get to hear from Pamela Lagoudakis, a student in my signature program. Pamela started her Etsy shop, Wonderland Book Sleeves, but found that she was lacking clarity and direction in her business. She joined my program in January 2020, and through the course of last year she re-branded, hit 1000 sales in her shop, and 8x her …
 
For the first time ever, I have a repeat guest on the podcast! Kristyn Burney is back again to talk Instagram in 2021 for Etsy shop owners. We'll talk through: - What the heck you should be posting (hint: it's not just product photos!) - How to set boundaries between your shop and your personal life in your IG account - Why MY Instagram following i…
 
In this Episode, Guest Expert Ashley Burton answers common bookkeeping questions for small business owners - both for local and online businesses! Ashley has combined her 15+ years of being a local independent contractor with her love of accounting and created Heart & Logic Bookkeeping, specializing in supporting online business owners. Connect wit…
 
Continuing with our business building series to kick of 2021, we're talking financials and getting legit with Janet LeBlanc of Paper and Spark. The beginning of the year is a fantastic time to make sure your financial house is in order so that you can be prepped and ready to go come tax season, so make sure you tune in for all the down and dirty ti…
 
We all know pricing your products is a critical part of running a successful Etsy business, but do you have a strategy that makes that work for your margins? Today on the podcast we're talking with Michelle Palacios of M&K Collective, who has made it her mission to support creative business owners in their pricing strategy so that they can run prof…
 
In this episode, Amanda discusses choosing to be calm, cool, and collected, even when you want to rage. She shares her methods for chilling her ‘tude when life and business make her want to snap, including meditation and the Pomodoro Method. This is the final step in this special series - step 12 in the 12 Days of Sanity Mini-Series, created to giv…
 
When you are trying to choose a business coach, it’s important to take some time to reflect on your business and yourself, to make sure you choose the right person for you. Amanda shares tips for choosing the best business coach for you! ****************** This episode sponsored by: Outsource Like A Boss - get tasks out of your head and off of your…
 
In this episode, Amanda discusses working from home with your spouse! All questions about working from home together ANSWERED. Raw and Real, as always. This is step 10 in the 12 Days of Sanity Mini-Series, created to give you bite-sized tasks to help clear out the clutter and hold on to every last thread of sanity during this crazy holiday season.…
 
In this episode, Amanda discusses cleaning up shared passwords and documents. This should become regular “business hygiene” to help protect yourself and your business assets. Listen now for simple tasks to protect yourself now! This is step 6 in the 12 Days of Sanity Mini-Series, created to give you bite-sized tasks to help clear out the clutter an…
 
In this episode, I interviewed Susie Liberatore, single mom and Entrepreneur. She shares her experience with her son’s diagnosis of Autism and a painful divorce. She is a strong, beautiful, self-sufficient woman; she owns her home and runs her thriving business. Amongst all of this, she is a badass mom who is following her dreams! Susie Liberatore …
 
In this episode, Amanda encourages you to keep your project management super simple. As a small business owner, you don’t need a big, fancy, expensive project management system. You can keep it as simple as a working Google doc, or learn ONE system and stick with it. Automation & Communication Masterclass: https://amandadavila.co/automate This is s…
 
In this episode, Amanda shares how you can create more time to create the life you desire. She shares simple yet powerful solutions to common time-sucking activities, including scrolling social media on your phone, and how to easily manage this time. This is step 2 in the 12 Days of Sanity Mini-Series, created to give you bite-sized tasks to help c…
 
On this episode, I interviewed the incredible fitness trainer and creator of Hypnofitness, Claudia Micco. I can't wait for you to hear her incredible stories and experiences. She has done some seriously cool things, like traveling with Maui Jim (yes, the sunglass king!) and training fitness instructors all over the WORLD. She's the real deal. So wh…
 
Wanting to take your shop to the next level in 2021? Ready to put 2020 behind you and start looking forward to the future? Make sure you tune in to hear four critical pieces you need to have in place to make 2021 your best year yet! Links: Etsy Roadmap Facebook group - laurenkeplinger.com/facebook Etsy SEO Checklist Download - laurenkeplinger.com/c…
 
Ep. 8 Secrets of The Empowered Business Woman With Guest Expert Irena Miller, CEO, Energy Alchemist My Interview with Irena Miller, Entrepreneur and Energy Alchemist, is FIRE! Listen to Irena Miller share her story of becoming a Corporate Reject, and how energy practices are a KEY PLAYER in your life - personally and professionally! Special treat: …
 
The holiday season is upon us, and that can be a good OR bad thing....depending on how prepared you are! Let's walk through some things to think about and plan for as we dive into what's sure to be the wildest holiday season yet. Want that special bundle deal I talked about? Sign up for the SEO Checklist and you'll get all the details when it relea…
 
With Guest Expert Renee Hribar, CEO, Sales Strategist You can have a great product or service, but if you don’t know how to share your offer with the right buyers, you aren’t going to have a successful business. Meet Renee Hribar, a Sales Expert who has grown and ran several multi-million dollar companies throughout her career, and now runs and own…
 
Jacinta Taylor has built a wildly successful business in an emerging market in Australia - eco friendly household wares. As we head into 2021 where things will (hopefully) begin to get back to normal, listen in to hear her talk about scaling her business through in person events, selling internationally, and standing out in a market place without a…
 
Amanda shares her take on showing up authentically in order to be true to yourself and to connect with your ideal client. This episode is the unapologetic permission you crave. Schedule a 15-minute coffee chat with me here: https://amandadavilascheduling.as.me/coffeechat Join my FREE private Facebook Group, The Corporate Reject Connection This epis…
 
This is for new business owners as well as seasoned. As intuitive, empathic women, it’s important we keep certain boundaries and levels of protection up around ourselves, so we don’t get overwhelmed with the sh!tty parts of being an entrepreneur - like when people unsubscribe, unfollow, or attack you online. In this Episode, Amanda discusses some o…
 
In the age of the internet expert, you can fall prey so easily to things that totally derail your progress or distract you from the end goal of having a successful Etsy shop.⁣ ⁣ Today, we're diving into 3 of those myths that you probably believe about selling on Etsy -- and you don't want to miss these.⁣ ⁣ I've been hearing these things since I sta…
 
Today on the podcast, Samantha Booth is talking all about marketing her shop - from having a roller coaster and not many sales (even with national magazine features) to having steady, consistent, and growing sales through optimizing her SEO and gaining passive traffic from Etsy. Listen in to hear all her advice about niching down, scaling your sale…
 
I went from being overwhelmed, overworked, and making barely minimum wage to having a successful, streamlined six figure shop working less than 10 hours a week. But it wasn't without missteps along the way. Listen in to hear about why I quit my shop at one point, and what the biggest changes were in shifting to a profitable business that worked aro…
 
I recently heard something that was really helpful at that moment. I was in the middle of a big launch and feeling blessed and excited, but also very unworthy. Who the hell did I think I was? (Major imposter syndrome.) Even though what I was sharing was incredible and people wanted it. Even though I had many successful students. I still felt not go…
 
In this episode, Amanda chats with the 25/8 MOM, AKA Sharika Kellogg, about time management for moms, building a solid business foundation and the art of making your passion a business. Sharika is an incredible single mother of 4, who is a complete badass and has the biggest heart. P.S. Sharika also shares what pieces of your corporate life to brin…
 
I'm a big fan of working smarter, NOT harder, and streamlining things to do as little work as possible to get maximum results. And the way to do that on Etsy, my friend, is optimizing your SEO. --------- DOWNLOAD THE SEO CHECKLIST Head to laurenkeplinger.com/7steps if you don't have a copy of the checklist…
 
This sounds crazy right? Listen in as Amanda explains HOW CoronaVirus has Empowered Business Owners. Work from home moms, small business owners, laptop lifestyle freelancers, etc... - we are no longer the unrelatable black sheep. This pandemic has divided a lot of people, but it has also created a bridge between the corporate world and the rebels, …
 
Welcome to the Corporate Rejects Podcast! I am your host, Amanda Davila, and I am so glad you found me! “Corporate Rejects” came to me as I was really hashing out how completely terrible it is for many moms to be working in a corporate setting, which generally does not make it easy on moms (or any woman!) As I connect deeper to my feminine energy a…
 
Mistakes are always going to happen, and are a huge part of being a business owner. But the way I see it, the fewer mistakes you have to make the hard way, the better. When it comes to sharing the behind-the-scenes of my own business, I'm pretty transparent. This is the the stuff I WISH I had had someone tell me when I was first jumping in, or even…
 
Back by popular demand - an update and behind the scenes look at my business. Here's what worked and didn't work (hello COVID!) so far in 2020, the tangible numbers of my Etsy shop, and some moving forward goals for the end of 2020. Join the community and share your goals for the end of the year -- laurenkeplinger.com/facebook…
 
Grace Hayden has mastered the art of connecting with influencers and collaborating to promote her brand of Turkish towels across multiple platforms. Tune in to hear how she develops a promotional calendar, finds people to collaborate with, and sources products that are NOT handmade to build a profitable business. Connect with us on Facebook at laur…
 
How does an Etsy shop stay relevant as trends and popular items change? Gaby Abrams has built a wildly successful Etsy shop in the ever changing market of digital downloads, and she's here to talk to you about figuring out what is popular, catching on to those "trending items" and turning them into sales machines! Join the Etsy Roadmap FB Group - l…
 
Amanda Peterson transitioned from teacher to Etsy shop owner, and then pivoted her Etsy shop to make a completely different product than she started out with. Listen in to hear how she changed her business model to something that worked better for her lifestyle, matched her interests, and met customer demand...all while balancing her job as a mom o…
 
Mallery Neptune has taken a passionate to serve underserved women in Haiti, and turned it into an ethical, sustainable business that has wide reaching impact. Tune in today to hear her story of the challenges that she faced in building a business in a third world country, how the business has changed over the years, and what she has learned along t…
 
This week we will talk through 5 Quick and Dirty Tips on how to improve your SEO. All of these tips are in preparation for a master class I am offering Friday, April 24, 2020 at noon. You will need to register for this additional course, but my hope is that together we can take your shop from crickets to cha-chings! Follow the link below to learn m…
 
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