Entrepreneur

From College to NY Times Best Seller- Alexandra Bracken

Alex Bracken shares her story from college student to best selling author and the money lesson she's learned along the way.Meet Alex

Alexandra Bracken is a # 1 New York Times bestselling author and sold her first novel as a senior in college. Since then her career has skyrocketed with her novels being translated in over 15 languages–and her Darkest Mind series currently in development for a FOX motion picture.

On This Podcast Episode

Alex shares with us her story from going from a regular college student to a NY Times bestselling author and the money lesson she’s learned along the way. In fact, her life story would make a great subject for another book. If you’ve ever had a dream this podcast is for you!

You can find Alex on Twitter, Facebook and check out her new book, Wayfarer, in stores right now!

 

The Importance of Having a Goal – John Lee Dumas

It’s All About a Goal

After interviewing thousands of entrepreneurs, John Lee Dumas knows a thing or two about what it takes to be successful. In his own right, John Lee Dumas has built one of the most successful podcast shows, EO Fire, and created a multi-million dollar a year business around his podcast.

John Lee Dumas says it's not about achieving a bunch of goals but rather about knocking out one goal at a time.

In his book, The Freedom Journal, John helps entrepreneurs (and really anyone if you ask me) learn how to achieve a goal in 100 days through carefully crafted lessons that get you to take action. For John, it’s not about having a ton of goals that you want to accomplish. It’s about having one solid goal, creating a plan, and then attacking that goal.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • We’ll dish secrets from all the entrepreneurs that John has interviewed
  • Share John’s own entrepreneurial journey
  • Talk about the money reality of running your own business
  • Understand the tricks to achieve your #1 Goal

Big thanks to John for sharing his wisdom with us!

 

 

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Corey & Parker, Evolved Finance

What does it take to be a successful millennial entrepreneur? Corey & Parker not only figured out the magic formula for their own business, but they help other online entrepreneurs do just the same.

The Entrepreneur Journey

When Corey first started Evolved Finance in 2010, he had no idea the success that would follow. As a millennial entrepreneur, Corey knew that he had to find a unique niche for his business to be successful. The internet world was booming – and has continued to boom – which has helped Evolved Finance, well, evolve.

It’s no secret that many millennials are making bank with online businesses. Corey and his business partner Parker have grown their bookkeeping business to help many of these successful online entrepreneurs manage the business finance side of their business.

I know you’re probably thinking, “Bookkeeping, that’s pretty boring.” Quite the contrary – Corey loves numbers, which makes him a natural and Parker is gifted at helping to grow the business. It’s a perfect formula for success.

On this Podcast Episode

I chat with Corey and Parker about their own entrepreneur journey in a less than sexy business of bookkeeping and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. We also discuss what they see with their own clients who are marking six plus figures a month (psst…their sharing secrets).

Tune in and check out Evolved Finance if you’ve got a rockin’ online business. Personal finance and business finance go hand in hand, so between Corey, Parker and myself, we make for a lethal combination – three superheroes on a journey to help your business and personal finances grow faster than those pesky weeds in your driveway.

Millennial Music Chat | Dreamers

Meet the Dreamers, a cool millennial band with a unique sound and entrepreneurial spirt.Meet Dreamers

As they continue to rise on the charts of alternative radio, Los Angeles-based via Brooklyn Dreamers unleash their own unique sound on the world with melodious hooks and introspective lyrics, all while blending their favorite elements of pop, indie rock, and even jazz.

Dreamers have a full and ambitious sound for a trio, with Nick Wold (vocals/guitar), Marc Nelson (bass/vocals), and Jacob Wick (drums).

Frontman Nick Wold spoke from his Houston hotel room; conversing about his NYU jazz days, existential philosophy and his love for a Seattle-based rock trio.

Check Out Dreamers

Millennial Music: Singer Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly sits down with Millennial Money to chat about her grammy nominated career and following her dreams of opening a music school.

Sarah Kelly Music Mogul

Sarah Kelly career in the music industry is one that many would dream of. She’s been nominated for a Grammy two times and has sold over 350,000 albums. She’s spent over 10 years touring the world playing venue after venue to thousands upon thousands of fans. You could say she’s achieved a lot, but she didn’t stop there.

The Sarah Kelly Music School Dream

Sarah had a dream that she’s kept close to her for all those years she was performing and playing gigs. She wanted to open a music school, where she could train the next generation of singers and songwriters.

She also knew how important it is to have a mentor and connections to be successful in the music industry. In case you don’t know, musicians aren’t scoring huge record deals anymore (unless your Beyonce or Bruce Springsteen). So, you’ve got to think differently, you’ve got to brand yourself, and you’ve got to stand out from the crowd.

Sarah Kelly is leading the way, and proving opportunities to singers from all around the world.

On this Podcast Episode:

  • We chat with Sarah Kelly about her musical journey
  • Learn how she kept a dream alive (and how she still struggles with her dream)
  • What it takes to be a successful musician these days

Check out Sarah Kelly’s Music School, and watch her perform some of her chart-topping tunes on YouTube.

4 Ways to Manage Your Money as a Blogger

Managing your money as a blogger can be tough. I've got four surefire tips to help you whether you're a start up or a seasoned biz. Plus, download my free Startup Money Checklist.*THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS

Why You Need to Manage Your Money as a Blogger?

Online revenue for bloggers has exploded over the past few years. Social media platforms, courses, ebooks, affiliate income, webinars and so much more have helped bloggers just like you turn their sites into legit companies. Proof that you’ve got to be savvy when you manage your money as a blogger.

Every Time I click on Pinterest, I’m stunned by all the income reports from successful bloggers. (Kudos to them!)

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents -$112,000+ in July

Regina at byRegina – Earning 6 figures in one year

 Mariah at Femtrepreneur – A case study earning $10K a month from a $97 product

It seems to be the “norm” to make $5,000 plus each month as a blogger (if you do it right). Which is a legitimate business for sure?

There’s a lot of people out there teaching you HOW to make the money (which of course is super important), but not a lot of people teaching you WHAT TO DO with your money once you make it. That’s where I come in.

Isn’t it just as important to know what to do with your money once you’ve made it so it can continue to grow and work for you?

I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 19 in college and started my first non-profit business. It was a giant crash course in how to manage a budget, save money, be resourceful, PR, marketing, event management and so much more. I like to call it my real life MBA (I have an MBA from a University too, but I learned more from this experience than I did from the MBA I paid for). (more…)

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