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Imagine starting a business because you just wanted to make yourself the perfect wallet… and then looking back 6 years later to discover that you’ve got 12 employees, 2 children, and over a million dollars in revenue?
That’s the position that my guest today – Ryan Popov – finds himself in – and as he stated himself in the podcast, he never dreamt he’d be where he is today when he was perfecting that wallet for himself 6 years ago.
His business has been incredibly successful in a relatively short timeframe, and in this episode he shares:
how (and why) his business has grown so quickly;
how he and his wife (who is equal partner) balance work and family;
the differences between selling on Etsy and on his own website;
how he and his wife took the leap from being employed to full-time self-employment;
the marketing strategies that have worked for him, and much more.
I had so much fun chatting to Ryan for this episode – he’s clearly passionate about his craft, and about his business, and I hope you enjoy listening to his story as much as I did!
It’s the silly season! And that means that you’re going to be busy – real busy – both in your business and in your life.
So how do you make sure to stay on top of everything while maintaining your sanity?
That’s what today’s podcast is aaaaaall about. I’ve got 16(!) strategies that will help you stay sane and survive the silly sales season when you’re running an online business.
Have you ever thought about running your own Instagram challenge?
Maybe you want to grow your followers and your community.
Maybe there’s a cause you want to promote, or something you want to celebrate.
Whatever the reason, Instagram challenges can be a lot of fun, and a great way to engage your followers… but they are also a LOT of work.
In this episode I chat to my friend Amanda Adams about her experience running her successful IG challenge #bpsewvember over 5 consecutive years.
Think you'd be a great fit for the show?
I’m always looking for new guests to interview on the podcast!
If you are a maker with a successful, profitable business, or, you have something to teach that will help handmade businesses, specifically, I’d love to hear from you.