Stop Sucking at Business
Learn how to move from kitchen table side-hustle to full-time entrepreneur with your host Megan Brame. Megan is a 5x award-winning entrepreneur, author, and marketing nerd who loves to talk about actionable ways you can grow your online business.
Season 4 Episode 38: The ins and outs of social media marketing: which platform and why?
September 30, 2021 • 27 MIN
The ins and outs of social media marketing: which platform and why?
How to Make Money Series: a Guide to Upsells
September 28, 2021 • 4 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-make-more-money-series-a-guide-to-upsells/
Season 4 Episode 37: What I Learned from Pinterest's Advertisers Summit
September 23, 2021 • 26 MIN
Find out how you can uplevel your Pinterest game and why it is Megan’s choice of social media platform.
How to Have a Sales Mindset
September 21, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-have-a-sales-mindset/
Season 4 Episode 36: Talkin' Debt without Shame with Connie Vanderzanden
September 15, 2021 • 46 MIN
Debt. Can you talk about it without shame?
Meditation Tips for Entrepreneurs
September 14, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/meditation-tips-for-entrepreneurs/
From the Archive: Leaning How to Make Your Own Product with Liz Long
September 12, 2021 • 24 MIN
From the Archive: Leaning How to Make Your Own Product with Liz Long
Season 4 Episode 35: My Noomii Experience: Should You Be a Coach on Noomii?
September 9, 2021 • 13 MIN
This week’s episode is about Megan’s take on the app Noomii as she shares what the app is about, her experience and should you be a coach on Noomii. Listen as she spills the good and the bad.
How to Create an Email Sales Funnel
September 7, 2021 • 4 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-create-an-email-sales-funnel/
From the Archive: This is your Wake Up Call
September 5, 2021 • 35 MIN
From the Archive: This is your Wake Up Call
Season 4 Episode 34: How to Actually Grow on YouTube with Amanda Goff from Silver Keys Media
September 2, 2021 • 73 MIN
Anybody can be on YouTube, but the difference is how can they grow their YouTube channel?
How to Create an Automated Email Funnel
August 31, 2021 • 3 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-create-an-automated-email-funnel/
From the Archives: Social Media 101 with Jarred Andrews
August 29, 2021 • 45 MIN
From the Archives: Social Media 101 with Jarred Andrews
Season 4 Episode 33: Stopping All or Nothing Behavior in your business
August 26, 2021 • 29 MIN
Do you have “all or nothing” behaviour when it comes to your business?
Healthy Habits Every Entrepreneur Should Have
August 24, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/healthy-habits-every-entrepreneur-should-have/
From the Archive: Tips for Creating a Podcast and Being a Kick Ass Podcast Guest with James Mulvany
August 22, 2021 • 43 MIN
From the Archive: Tips for Creating a Podcast and Being a Kick Ass Podcast Guest with James Mulvany
Season 4 Episode 32: Why I Just Really Hate Facebook (and What I'm Doing About It)
August 19, 2021 • 28 MIN
Do you hate Facebook or are you dreading to use Facebook and you feel like you are stuck?
Meditation Tips for Entrepreneurs
August 17, 2021 • 3 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/meditation-tips-for-entrepreneurs/
From the Archives: The Ins and Outs of Working with an Attorney with Alysia Anderson
August 15, 2021 • 30 MIN
The Ins and Outs of Working with an Attorney with Alysia Anderson
Season 4 Episode 31: How to Create a Quiz for Lead Gen that Doesn't Suck with Juliet Clark
August 12, 2021 • 43 MIN
Quizzes for lead generation – yay or nay?
What to look for in a group coaching package
August 10, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/what-to-look-for-in-a-group-coaching-package/
From the Archives: How to Invest in Your Business with Tangie Seals
August 8, 2021 • 44 MIN
How to Invest in Your Business with Tangie Seals
Season 4 Episode 30: Marketing in a (Semi) Post-COVID World with Gee Ranasinha from Kexino
August 5, 2021 • 57 MIN
What’s the best way to market amid how crazy the world is at the moment?
How to Eliminate Social Media Distractions and Focus on Your Business
August 3, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, https://meganbrame.com/how-to-eliminate-social-media-distractions-and-focus-on-your-business/
From the Archives: What No One Tells You About Blogging
August 1, 2021 • 21 MIN
What No One Tells You About Blogging
Season 4 Episode 29: It's Time to Actually Grow Your Email List with Lorraine Ball
July 29, 2021 • 37 MIN
Growing your email list - is there magic to it?
How to Plan Realistic Business Goals
July 27, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, https://meganbrame.com/how-to-plan-realistic-business-goals/
From the Archives: What are you avoiding?
July 25, 2021 • 9 MIN
Rerun: What are you avoiding?
Season 4 Episode 28: How To Price A Product And Figure Out Profit Margins
July 22, 2021 • 21 MIN
Do you know how to make sure your products are profitable? Here are my tips for how you can price products effectively and make sure you're able to grow your business through sales.
Why Multitasking Is Doing More Harm To Your Work
July 20, 2021 • 4 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/multitasking-harms-work/
From the Archives: A Tale of Two Marketing Campaigns
July 18, 2021 • 20 MIN
A Tale of Two Marketing Campaigns
Season 4 Episode 27: How I Make Money Online
July 15, 2021 • 18 MIN
It can feel overwhelming trying to figure out how to make money online. There are so many ways, how will you know which direction to go? This video goes into how I make money online in 9 different ways and includes my recommendations and tips for how you can do it, too.
How to Eliminate Social Media Distractions and Focus on Your Business
July 13, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-eliminate-social-media-distractions-and-focus-on-your-business/
From the Archives: Balancing Social Media and Privacy
July 11, 2021 • 35 MIN
Rerun: Balancing Social Media and Privacy
Season 4 Episode 26: My $10,000 mistake
July 8, 2021 • 13 MIN
My $10,000 mistake
Season 4 Episode 25: Anatomy of a brand with Paperlime owner Katie Dooley
July 1, 2021 • 42 MIN
They say your brand is your business but what makes good branding?
How To Make More Money Series: What Is A Tripwire (And How To Use It)
June 29, 2021 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-make-more-money-series-what-is-a-tripwire-and-how-to-use-it/
From the Archives: Let's talk about money
June 27, 2021 • 29 MIN
Rerun: Let's talk about money
How To Make More Money Series: The Add-On Or Order Bump
June 22, 2021 • 4 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-make-more-money-series-the-add-on-or-order-bump/
Season 4 Episode 24: How I stopped being busy and actually started to make money
June 22, 2021 • 23 MIN
How I stopped being busy and actually started to make money
From the Archives: Q&A with Megan
June 20, 2021 • 49 MIN
Rerun: Q&A with Megan
Season 4 Episode 23: Positive Mindsets vs. Toxic Positivity with Financial Coach Raechelle Minney
June 17, 2021 • 46 MIN
How is your financial abundance looking in 2021?
How To Make More Money Series: A Guide To Downsells
June 15, 2021 • 4 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-make-more-money-series-a-guide-to-downsells/
From the Archives: Should you take on custom work? (With special guest, Laura Fisk of Fisk and Fern!)
June 13, 2021 • 42 MIN
Rerun: Should you take on custom work? (With special guest, Laura Fisk of Fisk and Fern!)
Ways To Reuse Your Content
June 8, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/ways-to-reuse-your-content/
From the Archives: Maybe you need to start a subscription box (with Jesse Richardson from Crate Joy)
June 6, 2021 • 57 MIN
Maybe you need to start a subscription box (with Jesse Richardson from Crate Joy)
Season 4 Episode 22: Pinterest Strategies that Actually Work with Alisa Meredith from Tailwind
June 3, 2021 • 49 MIN
If you think Pinterest doesn’t drive traffic to your website, think again.
How to have a sales mindset
June 1, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-have-a-sales-mindset/
Season 4 Episode 21: 4 different marketing strategies to use in your business
May 27, 2021 • 17 MIN
In this week’s episode, Megan shares her knowledge about the 4 different marketing strategies you can use in your business.
How To Make More Money Series: A Guide To Upsells
May 25, 2021 • 4 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-make-more-money-series-a-guide-to-upsells/
Season 4 Episode 20: How to Have a Lambo Mindset to Create a Premium Experience for Your Customers
May 20, 2021 • 19 MIN
Understanding a lambo mindset and how you can create premium customer experience.
How To Create A Pinterest Content Strategy
May 18, 2021 • 4 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-create-a-pinterest-content-strategy/
Season 4 Episode 19: How to Advertise in the Age of Apple Privacy Rules with Jennifer Denney
May 13, 2021 • 30 MIN
With the new Apple privacy rules, find out best practices on how you can advertise with Jennifer Denney.
The “Not Crazy” Guide To The Pareto Principle
May 11, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/the-not-crazy-guide-to-the-pareto-principle/
Season 4 Episode 18: Stop Sucking at Business Plans with Strategist Lorraine Ball
May 6, 2021 • 59 MIN
Laying out a good foundation like a business plan is essential so how do you avoid sucking at business plans?
13 Ways To Make Money As An Entrepreneur
May 4, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/13-ways-to-make-money-as-an-entrepreneur/
Season 4 Episode 17: How to find the social media platform that works for your business
April 29, 2021 • 17 MIN
Finding the right social media platform is essential in your business, but this does not mean you have to be in ALL of them!
How To Actually Earn A Full-Time Income Blogging
April 27, 2021 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-actually-earn-a-full-time-income-blogging/
Season 4 Episode 16: My Money Plan for 2021
April 22, 2021 • 18 MIN
What’s your limiting belief towards money?
How To Build A Sales Funnel
April 20, 2021 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/how-to-build-a-sales-funnel/
Season 4 Episode 15: Scaling and Systems that Don't Suck with Serial Entrepreneur Mike Decker
April 15, 2021 • 38 MIN
Scaling and Systems that Don't Suck with Serial Entrepreneur Mike Decker
Creating A Content Strategy For Instagram
April 13, 2021 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/creating-a-content-strategy-for-instagram/
Season 4 Episode 14: How to Avoid Toxic Entrepreurship and Lean Into Your Authentic Self with Casey Jourdan
April 8, 2021 • 50 MIN
What is a toxic entrepreneur and what can you do to avoid being one?
Which Social Media Accounts Should You Business Have?
April 6, 2021 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/which-social-media-accounts-should-you-business-have/
Season 4 Episode 13: How to move past your past
April 1, 2021 • 19 MIN
Moving past your past could be difficult but why get stuck into something that can block you from your future progress?
When Should You Branch Out Of Your Niche?
March 30, 2021 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://meganbrame.com/when-should-you-branch-out-of-your-niche/
Season 4 Episode 12: How to Create a YouTube Account that Doesn't Suck with Rob Balasabas from TubeBuddy
March 25, 2021 • 58 MIN
“Is it too late to start a YouTube channel?”
How To Use Your Strengths And Weaknesses To Your Advantage
March 23, 2021 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-use-your-strengths-and-weaknesses-to-your-advantage/
Season 4 Episode 11: Yes, You Actually Can Build a Mailing List with Jennie Wright
March 18, 2021 • 53 MIN
If you are thinking about building your mailing list, doing the proper way is always to best thing to do.
How To Stop The Cycle Of JADE-Ing Yourself
March 16, 2021 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-stop-the-cycle-of-jade-ing-yourself/
Season 4 Episode 10: Confessions of a PR Rockstar with Publicist Tracy Lamourie
March 11, 2021 • 55 MIN
How do you get your brand to be out there?
How to Cure Yourself from Hustle Fatigue as an Entrepreneur
March 9, 2021 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-cure-yourself-from-hustle-fatigue-as-an-entrepreneur/
Season 4 Episode 9: What it takes to build a powerful personal brand
March 4, 2021 • 22 MIN
Why is it important to build a personal brand?
How To Make More Money Series: A Guide To Upsells
March 2, 2021 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-make-more-money-series-a-guide-to-upsells/
Season 4 Episode 8: How to Start Manifesting 5 and 6 figure months with Lauren Saunders
February 25, 2021 • 44 MIN
Can you really manifest 5-6 figure months in your business?
Your New Year’s Business Resolution: Launch!
February 23, 2021 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/your-new-years-business-resolution-launch/
Season 4 Episode 7: Automating the Funnel Process without Becoming a Robot with Ben Dell from MissingLettr
February 18, 2021 • 52 MIN
Thinking of creating a funnel without the fuss?
Your Business New Years Resolution: Devote More Time To Your Side Hustle
February 16, 2021 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/your-business-new-years-resolution-devote-more-time-to-your-side-hustle/
Season 4 Episode 6: Stop Sucking at CRMs with Jeroen Corthout from Salesflare
February 11, 2021 • 46 MIN
Customer relationship management systems (CRM) are essential in business especially if your venture is growing. But is it really worth paying for it?
Your Business New Years Resolution: Increase Your Sales
February 9, 2021 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/your-business-new-years-resolution-increase-your-sales/
Season 4 Episode 5: 3 Things I've changed my mind on this year
February 4, 2021 • 20 MIN
What personal goals do you have for your business?
Your Business New Years Resolution: Grow Your Audience
February 2, 2021 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/your-business-new-years-resolution-grow-your-audience/
Season 4 Episode 4: Learning how to overcome your feelings about money with Connie Vanderzanden
January 28, 2021 • 51 MIN
How do you feel towards money?
How to Have a Sales Mindset
January 26, 2021 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-have-a-sales-mindset/
Season 4 Episode 3: How to develop a financial vision with financial abundance coach Raechelle Minney
January 21, 2021 • 39 MIN
How is your financial abundance looking in 2021?
Ways to Reuse Your Content
January 19, 2021 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/ways-to-reuse-your-content/
Season 4 Episode 2: Learning How to Trust and Celebrate Progress with Human Design Coach Maria Henning
January 14, 2021 • 43 MIN
Why is it important to find out your human design?
How to Create an Automated Email Funnel
January 12, 2021 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-create-an-automated-email-funnel/
Season 4 Episode 1: How I set goals in 2021 and the differences from before
January 7, 2021 • 24 MIN
2021 is here and what a better way to start the new year is to set your goals.
How to Create an Email Sales Funnel
January 5, 2021 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-create-an-email-sales-funnel/
Season 3 Episode 26: What No One Tells You About Blogging
December 31, 2020 • 22 MIN
Not my happiest video, but one that needs to be out there! If you want to start a blog as a revenue stream, then you should know about the challenges you'll have to face as a full-time blogger.
How to Build a Sales Funnel
December 29, 2020 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-build-a-sales-funnel/
Season 3 Episode 25: Finding Your Effortless Success Path with Your Thrive Archetype with Shannon Dunn
December 24, 2020 • 79 MIN
What’s your archetype? Discovering what your archetype is will help you to also understand how you can set yourself up for success.
How to Start a Business When You're Already Swamped
December 22, 2020 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-start-a-business/
Season 3 Episode 24: How to Create a Plan That Will Actually Work for You with Alyson Lex
December 17, 2020 • 52 MIN
As the year ends, how are you going to map out your business plan for next year?
How to Plan Realistic Business Goals
December 15, 2020 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-plan-realistic-business-goals/
Season 3 Episode 23: How to Create a Plan for 2021 and Beyond
December 10, 2020 • 14 MIN
2020, without a doubt, has been such a sh*t show.
How to Eliminate Social Media Distractions and Focus on Your Business
December 8, 2020 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-eliminate-social-media-distractions-and-focus-on-your-business/
Season 3 Episode 22: The Mother of Necessity: Creating a Nanny Consulting Business during COVID with Shannon Parola
December 3, 2020 • 51 MIN
Parenting is not a walk in the park. This is why nannies and childcare services comes in handy and our podcast guest this week is an expert in this field.
When Should You Branch Out of Your Niche?
December 1, 2020 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/when-should-you-branch-out-of-your-niche/
Season 3 Episode 21: How to Become a Full-Time Performing Artist with Singing Coach Bailey Barnes
November 26, 2020 • 65 MIN
How’s business in show business or performing arts? Find out from this week’s podcast guest Bailey Barnes about the business perspective of a professional opera singer.
9 Quickest Ways to Make Money This Month
November 24, 2020 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/9-quickest-ways-to-make-money-this-month/
Season 3 Episode 20: Spending $100,000 to Move Forward, a Conversation with Rebecca Bennett
November 19, 2020 • 46 MIN
How do you launch your business on a greater scale?
Things to Sell When You Want to Start a Business Quickly
November 17, 2020 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/things-to-sell-when-you-want-to-start-a-business-quickly/
Season 3 Episode 19: How to Invest in Your Business with Tangie Seals
November 12, 2020 • 45 MIN
Investing in your business should always be a smart decision. How would you know if you are actually doing the right thing?
How to Earn a Full Time Income Blogging
November 10, 2020 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-actually-earn-a-full-time-income-blogging/
Episode 18: Welcome to Money Month!
November 5, 2020 • 19 MIN
November is Money Month! This month, Megan will be interviewing money mindset and financial experts that can give us tips and knowledge on money and finances.
How to Have Multiple Income Streams as an Entrepreneur
November 2, 2020 • 12 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-have-multiple-income-streams-as-an-entrepreneur/
Episode 17: How to Find Your Zone of Genius (and Leave the Rest to Pros) with Megan’s new BFF Hera Zee – Megan Brame, Stop Sucking Your Business
October 29, 2020 • 55 MIN
Working in your own zone of genius keeps not just the momentum but the magic to flow.
Episode 16: Being better at SEO with Jordan Beccera from Influencer SEO
October 22, 2020 • 49 MIN
How can you stand out when it comes to sending your message across the internet? Three letters – S E O
How (and Why!) to Automate Your Business
October 20, 2020 • 10 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-and-why-to-automate-your-business/
EpisodeSeason 3 Episode 15: The Ins and Outs of Working with an Attorney with Alysia Anderson
October 15, 2020 • 32 MIN
So you’re an online coach, or an Instagram entrepreneur or a vlogger – how are you protected legally?
What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed with Work
October 13, 2020 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/feel-overwhelmed-work/
Season 3 Episode 14: How to Get Comfortable Delegating Your Business Tasks with Sam Clancy
October 8, 2020 • 46 MIN
“I can do this but I don’t have the time..” Most entrepreneurs have this mindset and usually end up as a train wreck.
Tips for Interviewing Your First Employee
October 6, 2020 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/tips-for-interviewing-your-first-employee/
Season 3 Episode 13: Welcome to Delegation Month
October 1, 2020 • 32 MIN
October is delegation month! In any business, time is of the essence.
Season 3 Episode 12: Questions to Help Dig Out Your Own Creativity
September 24, 2020 • 15 MIN
With our busy lives and the current global situation, how is it possible to dig out your inner creative?
Self-Care Tips for Entrepreneurs
September 22, 2020 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/self-care-tips-for-entrepreneurs/
Season 3 Episode 11: The Anatomy of a Side Hustle Business with Jess Williams
September 17, 2020 • 41 MIN
Ever thought about doing a side hustle? What does that even mean and how does it work?
Why You Should Have an Abundance Mindset
September 15, 2020 • 6 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/have-an-abundance-mindset/
Season 3 Episode 10: The World of Intimacy and Sex Coaching with Monica Tanner
September 10, 2020 • 42 MIN
Starting a business already has its own obstacles and intimacy and sex coaching is a whole ‘nother conversation. How did relationship and intimacy expert and podcaster Monica Tanner able to break the mould of coaching business?
What Does it Mean to be a "Creative" Entrepreneur?
September 8, 2020 • 5 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-creative-entrepreneur/
Season 3 Episode 9: Let's talk about creativity!
September 3, 2020 • 16 MIN
September is the month to get creative!
Why You Should Let Your Light Shine
September 1, 2020 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/why-you-should-let-your-light-shine/
Season 3 Episode 8: How Community Helps Get You Further Ahead (+ How to Set Goals for Q4)
August 27, 2020 • 26 MIN
This week’s episode is a recap about goal setting month and finding your community – how can your community help you move forward.
How to Market Your Business When You're Totally Broke
August 25, 2020 • 9 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-market-your-business-when-youre-totally-broke/
Season 3 Episode 7: Tips for Creating a Podcast and Being a Kick Ass Podcast Guest with James Mulvany
August 20, 2020 • 43 MIN
Is podcasting for everyone? As an entrepreneur, how important is it to use podcasting or become a podcast guest as a platform to reach out to your audience?
How to Use Your Strengths and Weaknesses to Your Advantage
August 18, 2020 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/how-to-use-your-strengths-and-weaknesses-to-your-advantage/
Season 3 Episode 6: How to build a better app and learning to love MVPs with Patrick Bentley
August 13, 2020 • 56 MIN
What are MVPs and how will it help benefit your entrepreneurial ideas?
The Not Crazy Guide to the Pareto Principle
August 11, 2020 • 7 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/the-not-crazy-guide-to-the-pareto-principle/
Season 3 Episode 5: Welcome to Goal Setting Month
August 6, 2020 • 17 MIN
How SMART are your goals? This month, Megan will be talking about goal setting and what are the things you can do to achieve your planned goals.
Season 3 Episode 4: Rethinking Your Content Strategy
July 30, 2020 • 11 MIN
What should your content consist of? The question is who is your content for? This episode, what are some practical tips on what content strategy should you implement to have better reach and better engagement.
Season 3 Episode 3: How to Change the Way You Utilize Self-Talk with Jeff Heggie
July 23, 2020 • 44 MIN
How can self-talk take yourself and your business to the next level? This is what this week’s podcast guest Coach and Entrepreneur Jeff Heggie expert in with his Business Growth model and how he utilizes self-talk to help business owners and entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. 2:58 Jeff’s journey 12:16 How should you utilize self-talk that can help you become better 19:59 What questions to ask when doing self-help exercises 28:41 Jeff shares his experience doing Tony Robbins’ virtual class More Jeff Heggie: https://jeffheggie.com/ Momentum Video series: https://jeffheggie.com/2020/03/21/free-momentum-video-series/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffheggiecoaching/ Facebook: http://fb.me/JeffHeggieCoaching
Content Ideas For Instagram And Pinterest
July 22, 2020 • 8 MIN
This is an audio recording of one of Megan’s blog posts. To read the post, visit https://www.meganbrame.com/content-ideas-for-instagram-and-pinterest/
Content Ideas for YouTube and TikTok
July 22, 2020 • 7 MIN
Content Ideas For Facebook, Twitter, And LinkedIn
July 22, 2020 • 9 MIN
Season 3 Episode 2: How to Have Difficult Conversations with Jonathan Miller
July 16, 2020 • 46 MIN
Everyone has their own conflicts but knowing how to overturn it can make a great impact to yourself and your business. More Jonathan Miller: https://www.mindfulcommunication.me LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/millerdjonathan/
Season 3 Episode 1: Welcome Back + A Season to be Better
July 9, 2020 • 25 MIN
Season 3 is officially here! How can you be better in business? In this episode, Megan shares her plans about the podcast and becoming more visible for you providing juicy content for your business. More Megan: https://www.meganbrame.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stopsuckingatbusiness
Season 3 "Be Better" Trailer
July 1, 2020 • < 1 MIN
It's time to get back to it! Season 3 of Stop Sucking at Business launches July 9th. This season's theme is "Be Better" and Megan + Lisa are going to help you kick marketing right in the face.
Season 2 Episode 12: Season Finale
August 21, 2019 • 15 MIN
The end of Season 2! In this episode, Megan discusses her plans for Q4, a new surprise member of the team, and her wishes for your continued success.   See you in 2020!
Season 2 Episode 11: Balancing Social Media and Privacy
August 14, 2019 • 15 MIN
How do you balance letting people in and being authentic on social media while still maintaining some semblance of privacy? Megan offers some tips that have worked for her.   More Megan: https://www.meganbrame.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stopsuckingatbusiness
Season 2 Episode 10: Getting Away from Perfection
August 6, 2019 • 10 MIN
No more attempts at being perfect! I talk about my own struggles with perfectionism and how I try to break through the anxiety so I can get things done More Megan: https://www.meganbrame.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/stopsuckingatbusiness
Season 2 Episode 9: What to Expect at a Conference
July 31, 2019 • 32 MIN
Megan goes into detail about her experiences with conferences, both as an attendee and a speaker and offers tips on how to maximize your investment before, during, and after the conference. This episode is for you if you've been afraid to plunk down the money to attend an industry conference.
Season 2 Episode 8: Authenticity (and a "My Bad!")
July 24, 2019 • 15 MIN
Sometimes, you just gotta admit when you've screwed up. In this episode, Megan goes over the changes she's making in her business to move towards her goals, and admits that she's been doing things wrong lately.
Season 2 Episode 7: Halfway Through Goal Check In
July 17, 2019 • 17 MIN
In today’s episode, Megan talks about time, goal setting, and her own goals for the rest of the year.   “Success is never a straight line.” Reading list: “Your Money or Your life”- Vicky Robinson  “Your Book of Awesome”     Affiliate link: www.meganbrame.com/shopify Connect with Megan:   http://www.stopsuckingatbusiness.com/      http://www.meganbrame.com/   http://www.thebeigehouse.com/
Season 2 Episode 6: A Tale of Two Marketing Campaigns
July 14, 2019 • 19 MIN
What's the difference between a good marketing campaign and a crappy one? Megan delves into the best marketing campaign she's ever seen, and the one that drives her crazy.
Season 2 Episode 5: Q&A with Megan
July 2, 2019 • 24 MIN
Megan answers listeners questions about marketing, business goals, and more.   Follow Stop Sucking at Business: Website: https://www.stopsuckingatbusiness.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stopsuckingatbusiness Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/meganpluscoffee  
Season 2 Episode 4: What's Your Origin Story?
June 25, 2019 • 12 MIN
Do you know the value of the origin story of your business? In this episode, Megan reviews her own origin stories for each of her businesses. Some sucked, some were less sucky. Learn how to better polish yours.   Follow Stop Sucking at Business: Website: https://www.stopsuckingatbusiness.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stopsuckingatbusiness Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/meganpluscoffee  
Season 2 Episode 3: Goal Check In!
May 21, 2019 • 14 MIN
Whatcha doing this month? Let's check in and see how your goals are going, and a wee check-in on mine.    
Season 2 Episode 2: Q2 Goal Setting
May 4, 2019 • 14 MIN
Let's discuss what your plans are for Q2 in your business: how are you setting your goals? Are you setting yourself up to win?   Megan also discusses her own plans for this quarter, plus lets you in on her latest challenge.   Join the May Vlog a Day challenge: https://www.meganbrame.com/join-mvad/
Season 2 Episode 1: Is This Thing On?
April 16, 2019 • 17 MIN
Welcome back! In this episode, Megan goes over where she's been, and starts you on your track towards creating a morning mantra for guidance.   Youtube Studio tutorial: https://www.thebeigehouse.com/building-the-youtube-studio-for-video-tutorials/   Follow Megan and Stop Sucking at Business Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Instagram: @stopsuckingatbusiness Pinterest: @meganpluscoffee
Episode 52: What are you avoiding?
November 8, 2016 • 8 MIN
In this episode, Megan asks you a simple question. What are you avoiding?   Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 51: Maybe You Need A Subscription Box with Jesse Richardson
November 1, 2016 • 56 MIN
In this episode, Megan interviews Jesse Richardson from Crate Joy. They talk all about subscription boxes. Endless possibilities for subscription boxes. Things discussed: How to Start your own Subscription Box – Find your Niche (what experience do you want to give your customers? Is it based on discovery or replenishment?) Build a Landing Page -Identify your communities. Get some traffic to your page. Look at how well your audience will respond to your idea. It lets you test how effective you are on creating or marking your product to your target market. It gives you a strong marketable asset. Things to consider on building a subscription Free sampling Pricing Marketing pitch Looking for suppliers Planning for the launch How many items to put in a box How do you reach out to vendors Product packaging How to handle getting feedback Links: Cratejoy.com Jesserichardson.com Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 50: Pinterest Domination with Dennis Kashkin
October 25, 2016 • 46 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks with Dennish Kashkin from Boardbooster  about marketing strategies on Pinterest. Pinterest will not be made for you. It’s going to be what your fans want. Pinterest audience are mainly female and research shows that they have a very strong intention to buy. Most users who get a lot of repins are pinning not only their content but also content created by others. Everything you publish on your boards, send signals to Pinterest on how good you are at meeting the needs of others. Publish a good mix of yours and third party content. Optimize your pinning strategy to achieve better metrics. Secret boards has no impact on your public boards. Better to put your personal pins on secret boards. Invest in the quality of your public boards. Make sure that every pin has a source link. Boardbooster has pin doctor. Tests your pins for nine common problems. If you have budget, why not test and see how Facebook, google, and pinterest advertising work side by side. You want to make sure that everything you pin has meaningful descriptions. Consider key wording whenever you are entering any text in pinterest. Questions answered: How to measure if you are successful in a pinterest campaign? What are the things that you should keep in mind developing strategy in pinterest? Does pinterest ads are a good thing things to implement? Link: meganbrame.com/boardbooster Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks  
Episode 49: Results from 30-Day Instagram Challenge
October 18, 2016 • 32 MIN
In this episode, Megan will be sharing all the things I learned from my 30 Day Instagram Challenge. Tips on Instagram Domination 1. Do everything ahead of time. Do it in batches. - I posted 3x a day for 30 days. 2. How many posts should be about their products or about other things? - I recommended that you focus on a ratio of about 3 posts of value and 1 post of selling. - Treat your account as a community more than for selling. 3. Profile should really involve what’s in it for a follower and not you. - Create a feature. Link to something specific. - People will use keywords on their profiles. 4. Hashtags: - Keep it at about 29 -30. - Find a hashtag that is less than a million post and more than 50,000 posts, so you’re post will not get lost. 5. I recommend that your post has a call to action so that you start creating community. 6. Grum.co - A desktop app that automatically posts to instagram for you. 7. I get more engagement when I post regularly. 8. Follow posts and like posts. Instagram doesn’t like when you automate your community. Regularly build your community. 9. Curation and cleanup - Always make sure that you present your best self. I recommend that you cleanup posts that have low engagement. Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame meganbrame.com/freshbooks  
Episode 48: Social Media 101 with Jarred Andrews
October 11, 2016 • 44 MIN
In this episode, we are with Jarred Andrews talking about how to get started on social media with your business. Questions: Why do you think so many small business owners are intimidated by Linkedin? Do you think that google plus is also important for online businesses? What are the first platforms that my business should be on? What are your tips for creating new content? What is a good ratio for your content? What’s a good benchmark to say that your content isn’t working for you? What do you think is the time should there be a hire on a social media manager? What kind of schedule should I make for social media platforms? Do you think its a good strategy to share same articles on different platforms? Do you think tone should be different on each platform depending on what it is? How do you find hashtag that works? Should you have hashtags on Facebook posts? What are the best apps when starting a business? Buffer vs Hootsuite? Notes: Search feature on Pinterest is amazing. Have a google plus page for your business. The information on location and contact will be linked to your account when it appears on the search engine. 63% of people searching for products are on the Google platform. Be open to trial and error on generating content in the first 3-6 weeks. After that, you'll get a feel of what works for your audience. Think in a different way on creating your content. Think about what your audience like to see. Having a social media account manager is a good sounding board. Engagements go up and down. The more consistent you are, the more responsive your followers will be. Focus on making your pages on different platforms consistent on information. Analytics will give you information on the best times to post. Mix and match articles. You want to be conversational on your hashtags. Emojis are very friendly in your posts. Follow Jarred Andrews on Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin: @jarredjandrews and jarredjandrews@gmail.com Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks  
Episode 47: Negativity and Haters
October 4, 2016 • 14 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks all about the negative parts of business or the gross part. Megan discusses about handling negativity and haters in business.    Haters suck. You always remember the negative part more than the positive ones. What you should do: - You shouldn't give the negative people attention.  - Do not allow it in your life.  - Be open to constructive criticism as a business person.  - You don't owe these hates anything.  - Delete and Block.  - If you get negativity from family, sit down and talk to them.  - Hire CSR if you can.  - Never allow negativity to stop you from growing.    Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 46: Remember What's Important
September 27, 2016 • 10 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about setting your priorities straight and thinking about what's important for you.  We know that your business is important to you but what other things are more important than your business? Remember that you can run your business anytime but other things such as having time with your family isn't the same.  What is your "why"? What is that thing or thought that keeps you motivated? If you do everything yourself, you're gonna go bananas. When you feel bananas, stop and think about what matters to you most.  Evaluate your system. Make it work for you.  It's not about sacrifice but its about systems.  DELEGATE. ELIMINATE. AUTOMATE Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 45: Going Backwards and Changing Course
September 20, 2016 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about how she copes up with stress during this time of the year when it is near the holidays.  Megan is working on bringing her products back on the website.  There is no shame in asking for value for your time and skill.  Should you be stressed about the Holidays? What you should do? - Take a day off. Treat yourself.  - Try and figure out if there's a root to the problem.  - Think and go backwards.  If you give this a shot, let the answer come to you. Trust your gut with it.    Links: amzreviewtrader.com   Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 44: Why You Should Say No
September 13, 2016 • 12 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about saying no to paying work. What kind of work you should say no to and why.  Notes: Is it worth the stress? If not, don't do it.  You can spend precious time looking for other opportunities.  Specialize I know what I can do. I know what I shouldn't do. Being good at something, means being bad at something. Don't accept things that will make you feel gross.   Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 43: What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur
September 6, 2016 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. If you answer yes to the questions and you can do these things, then you have what it takes to start a business.  What does it takes to be an entrepreneur? What does it takes to start a business? You can’t sit back and wait for things to happen. Hustle. Can you be proactive? Have your priorities straight. Learning to delegate. Time should be focused on making money. Things aren’t always balanced but you have to be able to roll with it. Never stop learning. Ask for help. Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 42: My Tips and Tricks for Shows
August 23, 2016 • 48 MIN
In this episode, tables are turned. Laura Fisk interviews me for the mentor series. I will answer questions about doing craft shows. Want to hear from more experts about their tips and tricks? Check out the Mentor Series now! Questions: When was your first show? What was it like? What tricks did you learn along the way on your setup? How did you know your work was going to fit into shows? What was your pricing strategy? How did you do it? Planning your year and planning your show schedule, how do you do that? Where do you find new shows? How do you define if a show is good? What are some red flags to watch out for in shows? What are some unwritten rules of etiquette? Be nice How do you deal with oversaturations in your category? What are some things that you wish you were better with? What are some things that you think new artists get wrong? Notes from Megan: Keep your setup simple. Set your expectations lower. Plan your shows as early as you can. Be nice and polite to everyone. The basic of sales: Always be available. Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 41: Q&A with Megan
August 16, 2016 • 42 MIN
In this episode, Megan answers questions from listeners and followers.  Questions: 1. What do you think about new brands using free stuff instead of paid stuff? 2. How do I decide which niche to follow? 3. What do you think about Instagram stories? 4. What can I do to get better at scheduling? What is a good way to start discipline? 5. What is one thing that you think entrepreneurs get wrong with e-commerce 6. I really want to leave my job but my family keeps expressing concerns on my finances, what do you recommend I do? 7. Being afraid of trying because of rejection. Challenge: Do one thing that you are afraid of because of rejections.  Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 40: Time and Money
August 9, 2016 • 27 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about how to give value of your time and money. Megan tells you how to deal with getting asked for free stuff. Be grateful and thankful and tell someone that you’re thankful for them. You feel bad/guilty charging for your creative work. We think our time isn’t worth as much as it should be. You shouldn’t be afraid to make money. Stop feeling bad about it. There isn’t anything wrong for charging something for time if there is benefits for someone else. Your time is valuable. Don’t feel like you have to apologise for that. Time is a bitch. Time is annoying. You need time to grow. Start with a reasonable price for your product if you are starting because you are learning. It will grow over time. Everybody started somewhere. Make a plan. Start with a goal and go backwards. Act on it. Keep things in perspective. Start tracking little things.     Link to the podcast Megan mentioned: Young House Love Has a Podcast Episode 8   Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks
Episode 39: Exercise on Core Memories
August 2, 2016 • 22 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about an exercise on your core memories. Megan also shares her own memories or moments that she remembers.    All these snow balls(memories) create your beautiful life. Think about all those moments in your life that you didn’t know were significant to change your path. They put us where we are right now. Reflect on these memories. Take some time and remember these memories. All of these moments are happy and significant. They compile together and make you who you are right now. Whatever you are doing right now, it is part of a process that will get you to a different place. Share your own snow balls or memories with Megan.    Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame Freshbooks Free 30 day trial: meganbrame.com/freshbooks  
Episode 38: Creating a New Blog Experiment
July 26, 2016 • 21 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about her experience in starting a new blog. Megan started her new blog called thebeigehouse.com. Blogging is the easiest way to help your business. What I’ve learned: 1. It is difficult when you’re doing it by yourself. The first 10 days, the page got 100 views.  2. Content. When it comes to content, you can write whatever you want. If you want more views, you need to write what people are searching for. Google Adwards Keyword Planner will tell you what people are searching for. Longtail Pro will tell you much more information. 3. Schedule posts. Schedule social media. - Batch your posts. - Make your avatar. Figure out who you want to talk to. - Make it as easy as possible. Automate. Link: meganbrame.com/longtailpro   Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame meganbrame.com/freshbooks  
Episode 37: Results from my 30 Day Instagram Challenge
July 19, 2016 • 31 MIN
  In this episode, Megan will be sharing all the things I learned from my 30 Day Instagram Challenge.  Tips on Instagram Domination 1. Do everything ahead of time. Do it in batches. - I posted 3x a day for 30 days. 2. How many posts should be about their products or about other things? - I recommended that you focus on a ratio of about 3 posts of value and 1 post of selling. - Treat your account as a community more than for selling.  3. Profile should really involve what’s in it for a follower and not you. - Create a feature. Link to something specific. - People will use keywords on their profiles. 4. Hashtags: - Keep it at about 29 -30. - Find a hashtag that is less than a million post and more than 50,000 posts, so you’re post will not get lost. 5. I recommend that your post has a call to action so that you start creating community. 6. Grum.co - A desktop app that automatically posts to instagram for you. 7. I get more engagement when I post regularly. 8. Follow posts and like posts. Instagram doesn’t like when you automate your community. Regularly build your community. 9. Curation and cleanup - Always make sure that you present your best self. I recommend that you cleanup posts that have low engagement. Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame meganbrame.com/freshbooks      
Episode 36: Social Media 101 with Jarred Andrews
July 12, 2016 • 43 MIN
In this episode, we are with Jarred Andrews talking about how to get started on social media with your business.  Questions: Why do you think so many small business owners are intimidated by Linkedin? Do you think that google plus is also important for online businesses? What are the first platforms that my business should be on? What are your tips for creating new content? What is a good ratio for your content? What’s a good benchmark to say that your content isn’t working for you? What do you think is the time should there be a hire on a social media manager? What kind of schedule should I make for social media platforms? Do you think its a good strategy to share same articles on different platforms? Do you think tone should be different on each platform depending on what it is? How do you find hashtag that works? Should you have hashtags on Facebook posts? What are the best apps when starting a business? Buffer vs Hootsuite?   Notes: Search feature on Pinterest is amazing. Have a google plus page for your business. The information on location and contact will be linked to your account when it appears on the search engine. 63% of people searching for products are on the Google platform. Be open to trial and error on generating content in the first 3-6 weeks. After that, you'll get a feel of what works for your audience. Think in a different way on creating your content. Think about what your audience like to see. Having a social media account manager is a good sounding board. Engagements go up and down. The more consistent you are, the more responsive your followers will be. Focus on making your pages on different platforms consistent on information. Analytics will give you information on the best times to post. Mix and match articles. You want to be conversational on your hashtags. Emojis are very friendly in your posts. Follow Jarred Andrews on Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin: @jarredjandrews and jarredjandres@gmail.com Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame    
Episode 35: This is your wakeup call
July 5, 2016 • 34 MIN
In this episode, Megan explains points on how to determine where you are in life. She details into how to give yourself direction and some life lessons to help you on your way. Life Lessons: Never apologise for wanting a better life. Practice gratitude more. Be thankful. Be appreciative. Don’t take for granted the opportunities you’ve been given. Have a mindset of abundance. “There’s always ways to have more” Stick up for yourself and your business. Decide what it is you really want. Define what success means. Think about what happens to you in the future if you continue. If you don’t feel like you’re moving forward, re-evaluate. Your past is not your future. Forgive yourself. Respect your time and invest in what will keep you forward. Find your why. What keeps you going in hard times. Live with intention. Pretend that you are in a documentary to be presented about your life. Be productive. Focus on your life and what you can do to move forward. Be responsible for your actions and inactions. Celebrate your small wins.   Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame
Episode 34: Questions About Selling at Craft Shows
June 28, 2016 • 46 MIN
In this episode, tables are turned. Laura Fisk interviews me for the mentor series. I will answer questions about doing craft shows. Questions: When was your first show? What was it like? What tricks did you learn along the way on your setup? How did you know your work was going to fit into shows? What was your pricing strategy? How did you do it? Planning your year and planning your show schedule, how do you do that? Where do you find new shows?  How do you define if a show is good? What are some red flags to watch out for in shows? What are some unwritten rules of etiquette? Be nice How do you deal with oversaturations in your category? What are some things that you wish you were better with? What are some things that you think new artists get wrong? Notes from Megan: Keep your setup simple. Set your expectations lower.  Plan your shows as early as you can. Be nice and polite to everyone.  The basic of sales: Always be available.       Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame
Episode 33: Moving to Wholesale (Interview with Anne Dardick)
June 21, 2016 • 55 MIN
In this episode, we are with Anne Dardick of Dot and Lil and she talks about how to expand your business into wholesale.  Questions: What came first? The client profile or the product? How do you balance being the face of the company? How do you train people to advertise the product? US vs. Canada? Notes: - If you want is to be bigger and larger than yourself, you have to ask how your business is scalable and how it could potentially be saleable. - It’s very hard to exit from or sell a business if you’re into retail shows. - If you’re selling consumable low price item, wholesale could be the way to go depending on your wholesale discount. - The more we do video, the more that we look like a team when I talk about them. In skincare, you have to be a good sales person and you have to be well informed about the products. - Make zero claims about the product. - Canada is smaller in market size. - Storage in US is the way to go. Shipping back and forth is expensive. - Facebook Ads: depends on what product we are marketing. Most ads are remarketing ads going to the website or product page. Clicks targeted for US is lower across the board. Our Conversion rate for Europe is higher. - Pinterest is exclusively opened to US based business. Follow Anne @dotandlil on social media platforms or visit https://www.dotandlil.com Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame
Episode 32: Leaning How to Make Your Own Product with Liz Long
June 14, 2016 • 22 MIN
In this episode, we are with Liz Long to talk about making your own product. Liz talks about tips and notes on how to make your own product with the do's and don'ts.    What would be the catalyst between making it myself and making it through others. - Pricing is different. Be sure to find out the prices and options on suppliers. Notes:  Start out with prototypes. Have a perfect sample from the factory. Start with something small. Make sure to have the lowest possible deal with your factory. No room for miscommunication. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you see something wrong with your product. You need a fully finished design with precise instructions. Look for professionals to help you in creating your design. Find materials that are in stock if you are starting. Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame
Episode 31: Pinterest domination strategies (with Dennis Kashkin from Boardbooster.com)
June 7, 2016 • 45 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks with Dennish Kashkin from Boardbooster to talk about marketing strategies on Pinterest.  Notes: Pinterest will not be made for you. It’s going to be what your fans want. Pinterest audience are mainly female and research shows that they have a very strong intention to buy. Most users who get a lot of repins are pinning not only their content but also content created by others. Everything you publish on your boards, send signals to Pinterest on how good you are at meeting the needs of others. Publish a good mix of yours and third party content. Optimize your pinning strategy to achieve better metrics. Secret boards has no impact on your public boards. Better to put your personal pins on secret boards. Invest in the quality of your public boards. Make sure that every pin has a source link. Boardbooster has pin doctor. Tests your pins for nine common problems. If you have budget, why not test and see how Facebook, google, and pinterest advertising work side by side. You want to make sure that everything you pin has meaningful descriptions. Consider key wording whenever you are entering any text in pinterest. Questions answered: How to measure if you are successful in a pinterest campaign? What are the things that you should keep in mind developing strategy in pinterest? Does pinterest ads are a good thing things to implement?   Link: meganbrame.com/boardbooster Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame
Episode 30: Q&A with Megan
May 31, 2016 • 46 MIN
In this episode, Megan answers questions asked by followers.  What are your best tips for working at home? How do you stay motivated during slumps? Can you run through your plan on closing your business. How do you deal with negative people giving negative reviews? What’s the worst job you ever had before? What would you have changed in your business? How do you recommend passive income to an etsy store? What is the best way to determine if I can go full time on my business? What books have you gifted to other people? Follow Megan on: Twitter @meganpluscoffee Facebook Periscope: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest   stopsuckingatbusiness.com   meganbrame.com  
Episode 29: Maybe you need to start a subscription box (with Jesse Richardson from Crate Joy)
May 24, 2016 • 56 MIN
In this episode, Megan interviews Jesse Richardson from Crate Joy. They talk all about subscription boxes.  Things discussed: How to Start your own Subscription Box - Find your Niche (what experience do you want to give your customers? Is it based on discovery or replenishment?) Build a Landing Page -Identify your communities. Get some traffic to your page. Look at how well your audience will respond to your idea. It lets you test how effective you are on creating or marking your product to your target market. It gives you a strong marketable asset. Things to consider on building a subscription Free sampling Pricing Marketing pitch Looking for suppliers Planning for the launch How many items to put in a box How do you reach out to vendors Product packaging How to handle getting feedback Follow Megan on: Twitter @meganpluscoffee Facebook Periscope: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest   stopsuckingatbusiness.com   meganbrame.com  
Episode 28: Let's Talk About Money
May 17, 2016 • 27 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about money, fears and how to handle them.  There are no reasons that you can’t make money. In 10 days, you will have 30 different ways to make money and then implement. Big scary amounts of money are totally subjective. If you have a big amount of debt, don’t think of it as a big scary number. You can think of it as a per day amount of debt that you need to pay. SELL THINGS. Start thinking of things that you could sell. Start developing products that can take care of that of you. Start targeting people who will be interested in your product. IMPLEMENT. Start making things happen. Get over your fear of big scary numbers. Break it down to actionable steps. Don’t be scared of money. Create a feeling of abundance. - Spend the money on something that will save you time. - Write down your big scary number and cross it off every time you earn something. Megan's Financial Planner: meganbrame.com/financialplanner   Follow Megan on: Twitter @meganpluscoffee Facebook Periscope: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest   stopsuckingatbusiness.com   meganbrame.com   Follow Megan on: Twitter @meganpluscoffee Facebook Periscope: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest stopsuckingatbusiness.com meganbrame.com  
Episode 27: The Back to School Challenge with Megan Brame
May 10, 2016 • 12 MIN
In this episode, Megan asks you to join in her challenge of learning and going back to school. 1 day a week, dedicate that time to solely learning and implementing to create success and growth in your business. Be her study buddy. Send a tweet to @meganpluscoffee: “I’m in for the back to school challenge and I’m committing to this day ____” "You've done this before." - Make it a priority in your schedule - Take modules and implement.   Classes Megan is taking: Personal Power 2  Rock Your Livestreams  Blog Mastermind I will teach to be Rich (book)   Follow Megan on: Twitter @meganpluscoffee Facebook Periscope: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest stopsuckingatbusiness.com meganbrame.com        
Episode 26: How to Create Focus in your Business
May 3, 2016 • 20 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about ways on how to create focuson your business. She lists down her ways on how she does eachitem.    "By being all over the place, nothing gets done." 1. BATCHING- compresses everything- You can focus on one thing that needs to be done. 2. THREE TASKS- Create focus by limiting the amount of things you need todo- Do three tasks a day that can only be done with you. 3. CHUNK OUT YOUR TIME- Create a schedule helps you from getting distracted. 4. BABY STEPS- Chunking down goals is so much easier.- Helps you figure out a game plan- Figure out the small steps you need to take to hit the bigtarget. 5. FOCUS ON ONE PROJECT AT A TIME- Key to business.- finish what needs to be finished.   Tip: To eliminate distractions, put on one song and put it onloop. Over and over again.   Links: 52GoalsFinancial Planner and GoalTracker TimFerriss episode with Matt Mullenweg about creatingfocus   Follow Megan on: Twitter @meganpluscoffeeFacebookPeriscope: @meganpluscoffeePintereststopsuckingatbusiness.commeganbrame.com
Episode 25: How to run successful ad campaigns on Facebook and Pinterest
April 26, 2016 • 26 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about Facebook and Pinterest ads and how to manage them.    Two Schools of Thought on  Advertising: 1. Spend money to make money. 2. Don't need ads if you can got time.    Things Discussed: Facebook Ads are good for learning.  - Pay for traffic to your website rather than to your fan page.  - Create ads to engage audience on your fan page.  - Import your mailing list into your fan page.    Pinterest Ads  - Pay for traffic to your website.  - Figure out the ultimate time that people are repinning - Board booster - Keyword Planning Tool    Run your ads to a freebie, don't run it into a product.    RESOURCES MENTIONED: Shopify BoardBooster ConvertKit  30 Days to a Better Business Challenge    Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame  
Episode 24: How to Create a Successful Work Environment in your Home
April 19, 2016 • 22 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about learning to create a working business environment from your home. Tips: 1. CREATE A SCHEDULE- but don’t overload yourself. - list 3 tasks per day - write it out, don't keep it in your head - chunk out your schedule 2. SEPARATE YOUR WORKSPACE- leave your workspace out of your bedroom- this will help you focus 3. SET QUANTIFYING GOALS- make your goals attainable-ish- this takes you out of your comfort zone- push yourself 4. WORK VS. PLAY- schedule your play- keep them separate, keep them sacred   Shopify 30 Days to a Better Business Challenge   Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame      
Episode 23: Growing your email list without discounts with Tim Paige of LeadPages leadpages.net
April 12, 2016 • 39 MIN
Today, we have Tim Paige of Lead Pages talking about how to grow your mailing list. Lead Pages help you grow the mailing list. In this episode, we discover the value of having a mailing list.   Things discussed: - the value of a mailing list - Lead magnets - Lead digits   Tips: - Having an email list give you opportunity to go to your customers.  - Knowing where your customers are finding you will determine the technical thing to do to get them into your mailing list.  - Start creating content to drive traffic to you.  - Appeal to the emotion what your audience are looking for.    Resources Mentioned     Follow Megan on Twitter: @meganpluscoffee Pinterest: meganpluscoffee Instagram: @meganpluscoffee Facebook: facebook.com/meganbrame  
Episode 22: What's Important In your Business
April 5, 2016 • 31 MIN
Episode 22: Megan talks about Making sure you are paying attention to what's important in your business - How to give value to your product - How to improve your sales without a sale   Things I discussed: - figure out your price and stick to it - set an advertising budget - simple hacks to creating an ad campaign   ConvertKit - http://mbsy.co/convertkit/21045632 PRICR - handmadebrooklyn.com/pricr Perfect Product Launch Webinar - handmadebrooklyn.com/webinar LeadPages Facebook Advertising class - https://lptraining.leadpages.net/facebookadvertising/ Kimra Luna Facebook Ads Class - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/facebookads2015 Amy Porterfield - http://www.amyporterfield.com/jumpstart_your_fb_marketing/   Connect with Me Website  Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest    
Episode 21: Talking About MVPs or Minimum Viable Products
March 30, 2016 • 28 MIN
In this episode, Megan discusses the steps you need to create a minimum viable product, or MVP, and why it's crucial to your business   - why you should create a MVP - how you can create a MVP   Things I discussed:   - 30 Day Challenge - Product launch - Steps in pre product launch   Sign up for the 30 day challenge! http://handmadebrooklyn.com/30daychallenge   Sponsor: Shopify   Connect with Me Website  Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Episode 20: I've decided to close my business
March 22, 2016 • 43 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about her decision in closing the business   - How she came about with the decision - What factors to consider in closing a business - What to do when closing your business   Things discussed: - hints that tell you, you need to stop and close the business - how to go about it - Beautybizpro.com    Connect with Me Website  Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Episode 19: Interview with Callie Sitek about Investing in Yourself
March 15, 2016 • 47 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks with Callie Sitek of thesmartkeep.com about investing in yourself   - Why you should invest in yourself - How it will help you and your business   Things we discussed: - Investing in a course  - Investing in a coach  - Making sure your investments pay for itself - Getting help with tasks need to be done    Connect with Me Website  Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Episode 18: Learning about the Perfect Product Copy Course
March 8, 2016 • 19 MIN
In this episode, Megan talks about the Perfect Product Copy Course   - Why having the perfect product copy is important for your business - How it will help you product copy can help you tell your story with customers - Why you should take the Perfect Product Copy Course   Things I discussed: - Product copy - Perfect Product Copy Course early registration   Sponsor: Shopify   Connect with Me Website  Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Episode 17: Niche Marketing: Why you don't want to be a prom queen
March 1, 2016 • 14 MIN
In this episode you will learn: -How to geek out and not market like a prom queen -How to find your nerds and how to market your product to them -Who you need to market to Things I Discussed -Schoola -Perfect Product Copy Email Course -Nerd Marketing workbook Connect with Me -Website -Facebook -Twitter -Instagram -Pinterest
Episode 16: Rethinking your e-commerce site goals
February 23, 2016 • 19 MIN
Episode 16: Rethinking your e-commerce site goals   In this episode you will learn: -Rethinking your e-commerce site as not the end of the road, but as part of a cycle of customer engagement -How to make a cycle to make your customers keep coming back to your site -How to maximize your site to be more than just e-commerce -Ways to offer value that arent just about ecommerce Things I discussed: -Bruce Baker CD -Amazon -Ecommerce hacks Connect with Me Website FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest
Episode 15: Why You Need to Be on Periscope if You're Selling Products
February 17, 2016 • 21 MIN
Episode 14: Why You Need to Have a Mailing List
February 9, 2016 • 14 MIN
In this episode Megan discusses the importance of having a newsletter and mailing list.       In this episode you will learn: How to build a mailing list What to send to your mailing list How often you need to send newsletter to your mailing list Things I Discussed Newsletter and Mailing List Mailing List Ideas Free Download Connect with Me Website  Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Episode 13: How a Business Coach Can and Can't Help You with Marcia Twenter
February 2, 2016 • 17 MIN
In this episode, Megan interviewed Marcia Twenter, a certified business coach, to learn more about business coaching.     In this episode you will learn:   How to find a business coach When is the right time to hire a coach The difference between a coach and a consultant Thing I Discussed Business Coaching Connect with Me Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Episode 12: Why You Need to Have a Blog
January 27, 2016 • 14 MIN
In this episode Megan discusses the critical reasons that having your own website with a blog is so important, and how it will put you ahead of the competition.   In this episode you will learn: Why you're not in control of your own business if you're on a third party platform How Google will love you more than your competition if you're blogging The "Know. Like. Trust." factor of business and how it can help you succeed! Things I Discussed How To Make a Blog BlueHost Connect with Me Website  Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest  
HBK Episode 011: 52 goals in 2016
January 13, 2016 • 24 MIN
Episode 010: Should you work with celebrity gifting suites?
November 24, 2015 • 9 MIN
  In this episode I discuss the ins and outs of working with services that give gift bags to celebrities and my opinions on if it's worth it or not.    In this episode you will learn: Are celebrity gift bags a worthwhile way to market your brand? What can you expect to pay to be featured? What will you be up against? Have you worked with a gifting suite in the past? Leave a comment and let me know your experience!
HBK 009: Working with Flash Sale Sites
November 10, 2015 • 9 MIN
In this episode Megan discusses the ins and outs of setting your brand up to work with flash sale sites and answers questions like: Is the money any good? What happens when a sale goes live?  And the one thing to keep in mind when doing multiple sales.   Check out the website for more information on Handmade Brooklyn http://www.handmadebrooklyn.com
HBK 008: Q and A with Megan
November 3, 2015 • 33 MIN
In this episode I take questions from my social media on: My routine Where I find my drive Are trade shows worth it?   and more!   Check out the website for more info on Handmade Brooklyn: http://www.handmadebrooklyn.com
HBK 007: Working with Subscription Boxes
October 13, 2015 • 11 MIN
Subscription boxes are popping up for almost every product, in almost every niche. Are they worth it for your brand? In this episode, Megan does a quick runover of her experiences in working with subscription boxes and what to avoid when working with boxes.
HBK 006: Should you take on custom work? (With special guest, Laura Fisk of Fisk and Fern!)
October 6, 2015 • 40 MIN
Deciding on whether or not to take on custom work in your business can be a harrowing decision, as it can take you on a route you never expected! In this episode I chat with my special guest host Laura Fisk about the challenges of custom work in both of our industries and ways to make sure you and the client are protected. 
HBK 005: When it's time to outsource (and why you should pay yourself!)
September 16, 2015 • 20 MIN
Taking the time to pay yourself can be a hard hurdle to overcome! In this episode I discuss the ways I found to give myself a paycheck, even when there weren't any dollars in the bank!    I also discuss the ways in which outsourcing can bring you more income, even when it feels like you don't have the money to bring someone else on.    Show notes: http://www.handmadebrooklyn.com/episode005
HBK 004: Getting over fear of failure...and my own failures!
August 25, 2015 • 15 MIN
HBK 003: Mid year goals
August 18, 2015 • 12 MIN
Ep 002: Building a health coaching business with Jackie Damp
July 19, 2015 • 38 MIN
In this episode I interview Jackie Damp, professional trainer and coach about how to be a health coach, and her road to success as a business owner and mom!
001 Branding and Hello!
July 12, 2015 • 11 MIN
In this episode you will learn: Who I am (hi!) What all goes into creating a brand strategy Why you should create a brand strategy Should you "live your brand?"