One Woman Shop Chats with…Live: The EventChic + All Things Event Planning

one woman shop chats with liveThough we run our business almost solely online, we think that live events -- conferences, networking events, workshops, etc -- have a place in the lives of solo business owners. So when we got a pitch from sisters Pauline + Clara that read "...just started a new programme called EventChic for female business owners who are looking to learn how to organise their own events (both virtual and live) to build their brands and connect with their customers," we knew we had to chat with them. (It didn't hurt that their website catered to our love of all things sleek and feminine.)

In this 45-minute video, we chat about:

  • Why in-person events are important to running an online business
  • What types of events you can considering hosting as a solopreneur
  • Kicking assumptions to the side when planning an event
  • The hurdles of creating an e-course
  • The beauty of living by design, not default (yes!)

After you’ve listened, tell us one event that you'd like to host in the near future — and then hop on over to check out The EventChic and the Bliss Lifestyle Collection.

One Woman Shop Chats With… Live: Amanda Berlin + All Things Pitching

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It's something we talk a lot about in Building Your Online Community: pitching yourself. It also happens to be what Amanda Berlin, a communications consultant "for coaches and mindful entrepreneurs" is an expert at. She even put it to the test as she pitched us to be a guest on our One Woman Shop Chats With... Live series, and we're so glad she did!

If you've been wondering how to put yourself out there, make more connections, and land more guest posting opportunities, this one's for you. Get a preview of what we cover below, and dive right in!

In this 45-minute video, we chat about:

  • how to become more comfortable pitching yourself
  • what makes for a great pitch
  • finding niches specific to who you are + what you do
  • what to pitch when you're afraid of being "boring"
  • how to write your article as you write your pitch

Amanda's even created a bonus exclusively for One Woman Shop members: a step-by-step guide to telling your story and writing your about page. Get it here!

Pop in those headphones and listen and/or watch at your own leisure!

After you’ve listened, tell us in the comments: where are you going to pitch yourself next?

 

One Woman Shop Chats With… Live: Coach Jennie + All Things Motivation

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When we chose Motivation & Inspiration as our March theme for our 2015 editorial calendar, we have to admit: we were struggling to think of anything completely revolutionary.

Then, we received a guest post pitch from Jennie Mustafa-Julock aka Coach Jennie aka The Audacity Coach. The title? Motivation is a Solopreneur's Worst Enemy. Yeah. Since we know business isn't one-size-fits-all -- and we like to mix things up here at OWS -- we published Jennie's post ASAP, then invited her to join us for a Google Hangout so she could tell us about her unconventional approach to motivation.

In this 45-minute video, we chat about:

  • What Jennie believes you need instead of motivation or inspiration
  • Why she believes the Law of Attraction is pure crock
  • Who "Hilda" is and how to tell her to get the hell out (hint: we all know her and we apologize to anyone named Hilda)
  • The top things that hold us back from getting our shit done
  • Why business isn't one-size-fits-all (and why that's okay)

Pop in those headphones and listen and/or watch at your own leisure! You don't want to miss this one.

After you’ve listened, tell us in the comments: What are you going to tell Hilda next time she rears her ugly head?

 

One Woman Shop Chats With… Live: Rebecca Tracey + All Things Pricing & Packaging

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As we were brainstorming people in our community who could speak to June's theme of income and money making, we immediately thought of Rebecca Tracey, the head honcho over at The Uncaged Life and the creator of the awesomely-named Hey, Nice Package!

In addition to having a category on her blog called Kick in the Ass, she also writes extensively about pricing and packaging -- a perfect complement to our money making theme.

In this 45-minute video, we chat about:

We love this thought from Rebecca on designing + selling your services and packages: "It's all an evolution." (Sure is, friends.)

Pop in those headphones and listen and/or watch at your own leisure! (Disclaimer: at least one f-bomb was dropped...)

After you’ve listened, share your biggest takeaways in the comment section below!

One Woman Shop Chats with…Live: Leah Kalamakis + All Things Streamlining

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We've been admirers of Leah Kalamakis and her online community, The Freelance to Freedom Project, for some time now, and also happen to be huge fans (along with many others) of her e-course, Stress Less & Impress. So, when we were choosing a guest to invite to chat with us about business streamlining, we knew we had to reach out to Leah (it doesn't hurt that she also loves popcorn and wine -- two of our favorite things).

In this 43-minute video, we chat about:

  • The importance of accountability partners + groups
  • What to do when you receive negative feedback about a product or service
  • The benefits of streamlining (they are many!) + how systematizing can benefit any type of business
  • The biggest things preventing solo business owners from systematizing
  • Why it's important to remember that "it won't get better"
  • Where Leah likes to drink her wine (hint: everywhere)

Pop in those headphones and listen and/or watch at your own leisure!

After you’ve listened, tell us one thing that you would like to streamline immediately in your business -- and then hop on over to check out Leah's course or join her community!

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One Woman Shop Chats With…Live: Bucketlist Bombshells + All Things Location Independence

When a new member mentioned that she found out about One Woman Shop through the Bucketlist Bombshells’ email newsletter, we asked her to forward us the email feature. We were immediately sucked into all things Bucketlist Bombshells: their tagline and the name of their e-course (Work Online and Travel the World), their fun branding (love the teal!), and their reference to binge-watching New Girl. (Who’s that girl?)

We wasted no time in reaching out to thank them and quickly asked them to join us for our One Woman Shop Chats With… Live series to talk about all things location independence.

In this 55-minute video, we chat about:

  • How strange we entrepreneurs can be (think: silly nicknames and our excessive usage of acronyms)
  • How it's possible (and sometimes imperative) to create routine and community while you're traveling
  • Fresh Mexican tacos + coconut juice
  • The people best cut out to take on the location independent life
  • The greatest fears that hold women back from building a location-independent business
  • The (few) drawbacks of living the digital nomad lifestyle
  • How the Bucketlist Bombshells have built such a strong brand and community
  • The Bombshells’ favorite and least favorite social media channels

Pop in those headphones and listen and/or watch at your own leisure!

After you’ve listened, tell us below: 1) both the best and hardest part about location independence (for our current digital nomads) or 2) what’s holding you back from pursuing location independence (for our aspiring digital nomads).

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