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Carly Ries The Aspiring Solopreneur Podcast

LifeStarr provides knowledge, tools, and community to create the one-person business that lets you live your life your way.


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109. Parent’s Attic To $20 Million Business - Lessons On How He Did It With Johnathan Price &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
109. Parent’s Attic to $20 Million Business – Lessons On How He Did It with Johnathan Price

This was likely the longest interview we’ve had to date, and we asked our guest if we could record a part 2 multiple times because we still didn’t think it was enough time. We could listen to him …

This was likely the …

This was likely the longest interview we’ve had to date, and we asked our guest if we could record a part 2 multiple times because we still didn’t think it was enough time. We could listen to him talk for hours, and we don’t say that often.We invited Johnathan (or JP) Price on the show to share his journey, and discuss his background, mindset and growth tactics.Listeners, let us tell you, you are in for a treat.JP went from living in his parent’s attic to building a $20 million business that started as a hobby, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. If you want to hear about his ups, …

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108. Solo Startup Guidance: Nuggets Of Wisdom From A Seasoned Serial Entrepreneur &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
108. Solo Startup Guidance: Nuggets of Wisdom from A Seasoned Serial Entrepreneur

We usually don't start the episodes by listing off all of the accomplishments of our guests, but when you have somebody on who is this impressive and accomplished, it’s hard not to brag a little bit…

We usually don't sta…

We usually don't start the episodes by listing off all of the accomplishments of our guests, but when you have somebody on who is this impressive and accomplished, it’s hard not to brag a little bit, especially when he has so much advice for solopreneurs. Mind you, this is us bragging on his behalf, he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would do that.If you aren’t familiar with Rob Walling, it’s time to get familiar. He:Is a serial entrepreneur who has started six companies and has had multiple exitsHe runs MicroConf, the largest conference for bootstrapped startupsHe has written fo…

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107. The Ultimate Solopreneur Checklist For Bookkeeping And Taxes &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
107. The Ultimate Solopreneur Checklist for Bookkeeping and Taxes

Ever feel like taxes are the ultimate entrepreneurial riddle you're never quite sure you've solved?Every form you have to complete and every deduction you have to consider can leave you wondering if y…

Ever feel like taxes…

Ever feel like taxes are the ultimate entrepreneurial riddle you're never quite sure you've solved?Every form you have to complete and every deduction you have to consider can leave you wondering if you're doing everything correctly. Taxes and bookkeeping are hard to understand, especially when you’re busy running the rest of your business.That’s why we invited on Melissa and Eric Broughton of Busy Bee Advisors. With over 20 years of combined bookkeeping and tax experience, this duo helps solopreneurs and small businesses gain more financial clarity and pay less in taxes.We were shocked t…

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106. The Secret To Solving Business Problems In Just Two Hours With Teresa Cain &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
106. The Secret to Solving Business Problems In Just Two Hours with Teresa Cain

Do you ever find yourself in analysis paralysis?There are constant challenges we all face in our businesses, but the issue is that we rarely have the time to properly address them. Or do we?Today we …

Do you ever find you…

Do you ever find yourself in analysis paralysis?There are constant challenges we all face in our businesses, but the issue is that we rarely have the time to properly address them. Or do we?Today we are joined by Teresa Cain, author of the incredible book, Solving Problems in 2 Hours: How to Brainstorm and Create Solutions with Two-Hour Design Sprints.We invited her on to discuss things like:What a design sprint isHer inspiration behind transitioning from traditional design sprints to the innovative concept of two-hour design sprintsWhat the two-hour design sprint entailsThe key advantages th…

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105. Strategies For Integrating Your Business Goals With Your Desired Lifestyle With Jordan Tait &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
105. Strategies for Integrating Your Business Goals with Your Desired Lifestyle with Jordan Tait

Ever have one of those days that seems so insignificant at the time, but ends up being a major turning point in your life?For Carly, the day was in 2016. She and her husband were both working remotely…

Ever have one of tho…

Ever have one of those days that seems so insignificant at the time, but ends up being a major turning point in your life?For Carly, the day was in 2016. She and her husband were both working remotely and traveling the country in an RV. Sounds pretty great right?Well, it would have been had she not been working 12-hour days consistently and missing out on everything the road life had to offer.She had finally had enough and wanted to figure out a way to earn a living that supported her life goals as well.Our guest today, Jordan Tait, felt the same way and now coaches overworked business owners,…

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104. Demystifying Press Releases For Solopreneurs And How To Utilize Pr Today With Mickie Kennedy &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
104. Demystifying Press Releases for Solopreneurs and How to Utilize PR Today with Mickie Kennedy

Marketing and lead generation continues to be obstacles for solopreneurs. So many people are focused on traditional marketing and advertising tactics and neglect a very interesting approach...public r…

Marketing and lead g…

Marketing and lead generation continues to be obstacles for solopreneurs. So many people are focused on traditional marketing and advertising tactics and neglect a very interesting approach...public relations. More specifically, the use of press releases for your solopreneurship.It's usually because press releases are such a foreign concept for many people that they tend to avoid them. But it's not as complicated as you may think.So today, we are joined by Mickie Kennedy, founder of eReleases, a press release distribution service for small businesses, who helps people get more PR value for the…

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103. How To Overcome Social Media Posting Anxiety As A Solopreneur With Lauren Litt &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
103. How To Overcome Social Media Posting Anxiety as a Solopreneur with Lauren Litt

Joe and Carly are slowly warming up to social media, but it certainly isn’t their comfort zone. Figuring out where your audience is and how to effectively communicate with them is a challenge.Growth…

Joe and Carly are sl…

Joe and Carly are slowly warming up to social media, but it certainly isn’t their comfort zone. Figuring out where your audience is and how to effectively communicate with them is a challenge.Growth can seem to take forever. And just when you think you’ve cracked the code, an algorithm changes. So what are you supposed to do?Today we are joined by Lauren Litt, of Lil Shameless Plug, who runs a business helping entrepreneurs who hate social media, but know they need it for their business. Sound familiar?We invited her on to discuss things like: • What solopreneurs often do wrong when it …

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102. How Solopreneurs Can Foster Human Connection In The Age Of Ai With Marisa Shadrick &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
102. How Solopreneurs Can Foster Human Connection in the Age of AI with Marisa Shadrick

Do you feel like technology is advancing at warp speed, while human connection struggles to keep pace? For our solo businesses, there’s such a fine line between technological progress, like AI, and …

Do you feel like tec…

Do you feel like technology is advancing at warp speed, while human connection struggles to keep pace? For our solo businesses, there’s such a fine line between technological progress, like AI, and the timeless need for genuine human connection, which is so important to reach your audience! So, how do we bridge the gap? Well, today we’re joined by Marisa Shadrick who coaches people on finding their voice in this noisy digital world. She recognizes that being heard in a crowded space is more than volume; it's about communicating with clarity, purpose, and authenticity. We invited her on to …

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101. Embrace Visibility! Create A Website You’re Proud To Share &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
101. Embrace Visibility! Create A Website You’re Proud to Share

Have you ever created a website for your business and thought, “oh my gosh, now I actually have to show it to the world?” We sometimes spend months putting this thing together and when it’s time…

Have you ever create…

Have you ever created a website for your business and thought, “oh my gosh, now I actually have to show it to the world?” We sometimes spend months putting this thing together and when it’s time to release it into the wild, a sudden fear creeps in. You feel so exposed and vulnerable! Well, today we are joined by Ezekiel Rochet, who helps solopreneurs get websites up and running that they are proud to share. We invited him on to discuss: Common pitfalls solopreneurs often encounter when developing their websites Effective strategies for solopreneurs to convert website visitors into le…

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100. Our Biggest Solopreneur Takeaways After 100 Episodes!! Plus, A Big Announcement... &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
100. Our Biggest Solopreneur Takeaways After 100 Episodes!! Plus, A Big Announcement…

Well, you guys, we did it. We made it to 100 episodes.  Annnnd, we seriously can't believe it! We have learned so much and are so excited to see where this journey takes us. This episode covers some …

Well, you guys, we d…

Well, you guys, we did it. We made it to 100 episodes.  Annnnd, we seriously can't believe it! We have learned so much and are so excited to see where this journey takes us. This episode covers some behind the scenes as well as takeaways from our favorite and most-popular episodes which include: Episode 61: Why Affiliate Marketing Needs to Be Top of Mind For Solopreneurs with Matt McWilliams Episode 81: Storytelling Strategies for Solopreneurs with Jay Acunzo Episode 87: Unleashing Your Inner Ninja: A Journey to Prosperity With Stephen K. Hayes Episode: 96 The Ultimate Blue Print for Sol…

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99. Should I Quit Or Keep Going As A Solopreneur? With Joe Rando And Carly Ries &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
99. Should I Quit or Keep Going As A Solopreneur? With Joe Rando and Carly Ries

Folks, our 100th episode is next week. Can you believe it? As we lead up to this big celebration, we wanted to re-post an old show that we think is very important. Our company, LifeStarr, supports sol…

Folks, our 100th epi…

Folks, our 100th episode is next week. Can you believe it? As we lead up to this big celebration, we wanted to re-post an old show that we think is very important. Our company, LifeStarr, supports solopreneurs in all phases of their solo businesses and as much as we are cheerleaders for running a company of one, that doesn't mean everybody is cut out for it...and that's OK. But that begs the question...when do you keep going and when do you throw in the towel and realize solopreneurship isn't right for you? It's hard to make the right decision when you're so connected to it. It's often helpful…

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98. Are You Actually Ready To Become A Solopreneur? With Alison Hall &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
98. Are You Actually Ready To Become A Solopreneur? With Alison Hall

Soloprenuership sounds great and all, but does that mean you're actually ready for it? We asked Alison Hall, who coaches people on big life changes, what her thoughts were, and what she thinks people …

Soloprenuership soun…

Soloprenuership sounds great and all, but does that mean you're actually ready for it? We asked Alison Hall, who coaches people on big life changes, what her thoughts were, and what she thinks people taking the leap need to think through before flying solo in business. We discuss: How to know if solopreneurship is right for you What you should be thinking about before taking the leap into running a company of one The role mindset plays when it comes to making these life changes The concept of ikigai and why should you think through it when transitioning to life as a solopreneur Five …

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97. Answers To The Top Email Marketing Questions Asked By Solopreneurs With Jay Schwedelson &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
97. Answers To The Top Email Marketing Questions Asked by Solopreneurs with Jay Schwedelson

Aspiring solopreneurs.  Stop whatever it is you're doing and listen to this episode right now! OK, so maybe that's a little dramatic, but seriously, after recording nearly 100 episodes, trust me when…

Aspiring solopreneur…

Aspiring solopreneurs.  Stop whatever it is you're doing and listen to this episode right now! OK, so maybe that's a little dramatic, but seriously, after recording nearly 100 episodes, trust me when I say this is absolutely one of the most important episodes you need to listen to. We all have questions about email, whether it be for mass marketing campaigns or just one-on-one communication with clients or customers. So, the fact that we got Jay Schwedelson, I repeat, JAY SCHWEDELSON, to answer these questions is basically just the coolest thing ever. He addresses topics like: If email marke…

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96. The Ultimate Blueprint For Solopreneurs Building A Community From Scratch With Andy Guttormsen &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
96. The Ultimate Blueprint for Solopreneurs Building A Community from Scratch with Andy Guttormsen

Flying solo in business doesn't mean you're alone. We say this all the time, but truer words have never been said. And while the idea of building a community is important, it can be easier said than d…

Flying solo in busin…

Flying solo in business doesn't mean you're alone. We say this all the time, but truer words have never been said. And while the idea of building a community is important, it can be easier said than done if you've never done it from scratch before. So, in today's episode, we stepped away from our standard interview format and brought in two guests, Andy Guttormsen from Circle and Stacy Blette, LifeStarr's very own community manager, to do a workshop on the steps you need to take to grow and build an audience from nothing. Our editor messaged us after listening to this podcast to say how much h…

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95. Smart Money Moves For Solopreneurs - Not As Obvious As You May Think With Gabe Nelson &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
95. Smart Money Moves For Solopreneurs – Not As Obvious As You May Think with Gabe Nelson

This week at Lifestarr we're talking all things money. A taboo topic, maybe, but something we all need to understand as solopreneurs. So, we've re-published an excellent episode from the archives that…

This week at Lifesta…

This week at Lifestarr we're talking all things money. A taboo topic, maybe, but something we all need to understand as solopreneurs. So, we've re-published an excellent episode from the archives that deserves a second listen. To say our guest, Gabe Nelson, knows his stuff is an understatement! What You'll Learn In This Episode How to take the leap from employee to solopreneur with confidence Whether or not you should start a side-hustle before becoming a full-time solopreneur How solopreneurs can best prepare for the unexpected How solopreneurs can plan for major purchases since their income…

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94. Financial Wisdom For Solopreneurs - Are You Following This Advice? With Nolan Bradbury &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
94. Financial Wisdom For Solopreneurs – Are You Following This Advice? with Nolan Bradbury

While all solopreneurs will benefit from listenting to this episode, this is absolutely a must-listen for people who are just getting started. We asked all the questions that we wish we would have kno…

While all solopreneu…

While all solopreneurs will benefit from listenting to this episode, this is absolutely a must-listen for people who are just getting started. We asked all the questions that we wish we would have known when we started our own businesses and our guest, Nolan Bradbury, answered all of them thoroughly. Take 30 minutes to listen to this, you'll be SO glad you did. Questions we asked include: What role does the mindset of a solopreneur play in the financial success of their business? What are the common factors that prevent business owners from achieving their financial goals? What do business ow…

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93. The Power Of Authenticity And Self-Awareness On Your Road To Success With Joep Vermolen &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
93. The Power of Authenticity and Self-Awareness On Your Road To Success with Joep Vermolen

Allow us to give some background, because this is a show unlike any we've done before. Joe has been a fan of Toon on Netflix for awhile which is a Dutch comedy about a reclusive, socially awkward jing…

Allow us to give som…

Allow us to give some background, because this is a show unlike any we've done before. Joe has been a fan of Toon on Netflix for awhile which is a Dutch comedy about a reclusive, socially awkward jingle composer who must navigate the nightmarish world of show biz after a viral video skyrockets him to fame. Fame aside, the main character is relatable to many solopreneurs, so Joe wanted to have the actor who played him on the show. Thinking I (Carly) was only going to watch the first few episodes to prep for this interview, I turned it on, and one week and two seasons later, I had completed the …

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92. How To Finally Make Social Media Work For Your Business With Karlyn Ankrom &Raquo; Mdnlnc5Wbmc Scaled
92. How to Finally Make Social Media Work For Your Business with Karlyn Ankrom

Joe and I (Carly) have not historically been fans of social media. I haven't posted on my personal accounts in years (aside from LinkedIn). However, knowing it's a necessary evil for our business, we …

Joe and I (Carly) ha…

Joe and I (Carly) have not historically been fans of social media. I haven't posted on my personal accounts in years (aside from LinkedIn). However, knowing it's a necessary evil for our business, we decided to embark on a mission to not only enjoy it, but do it right. A few months back we interviewed Shelley Goldstein, who actually convinced us that social media could be something to look forward to if we changed our mindset, and she was right. Once we had the motivation, we had to finese our approach to optimize our efforts and increase success...and that's where we are today, in this episod…

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