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BTM 34: The Time Management Aspect of Transitioning to Entrepreneur with Jill Stanton

Are you having trouble carving out time to grow your business while maintaining 9 to 5 work? On today’s episode we interview an expert at time management but more importantly an expert at “screwing your 9 to 5”.

Jill Stanton is the co-founder of Screw the Nine to Five—her and her husband, Josh’s slice of the internet where they teach unsatisfied 9-to-5’ers how to hit the eject button on their careers and start a business online without all the overwhelm, frustration or temptation to day-drink.

Topics discussed on today’s episode:
  • Productivity Tools/Hacks
  • Whether you should niche your business or not
  • How to find gaps of time in your day to purchase your first investment
  • How to manage your free time to grow you business

Traction by Gino Wickman

1 Hour Coaching with Daray 

BTM 07: How $12 can Create a Passive 6-Figure Location Independent Business with Earnest Epps

Today we are speaking to e-commerce coach Earnest Epps. Earnest is an online entrepreneur and is really killing it in the game right now with his 6-figure businesses. He is the CEO of Ur Sales Force with almost 10 years of marketing and sales experience, Earnest has been able to take both offline and online marketing strategies to combine them into a marketing powerhouse. He is a professional with a unique combination of digital marketing, sales management, project management, traditional marketing, business and technical skills.

Earnest possesses the expertise to combine these skill sets into a full program management life cycle for a cost effective digital marketing solution, sales force and/or marketing strategy.

In addition, continuing to grow in leadership and knowledge, excel in innovative technology applications, as well as develop world-class solutions to real world challenges. In today’s episode Earnest shares with us on his life, how he transitioned from a corporate hustler to an online mogul and how his business is continuously growing.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Earnest shares with us on how he got to where he is today, starting with 19 year old Earnest.
  • Hear how Earnest went from door-to-door sales to being a Marketing director.
  • Find out what made Earnest pursue his online business journey.
  • Learn why Earnest chose to go into online business in particular.
  • Discover how network marketing benefited Earnest in the long run.
  • Understand how success principles can be used in multiple different fields.
  • Hear what Earnest’s goal was at the time and how he went about achieving his goal.
  • Find out what drop shipping is and what it does.
  • Discover how not having to trade his time for money got Earnest excited.
  • Understand how Earnest’s investment of $12.50 has grown to a company set for 7 figures.
  • Hear how Earnest was able to do all this so fast, while having a full time job.
  • Find out how Earnest found ways to add value to his customers.
  • Learn what a USP (Unique Selling Proposition) is and how to benefit.
  • Hear how to grow your reach with paid advertising through using different avenues.
  • Earnest tells us that a good standard conversion rate online is 1%.
  • Find out where to get started if you’re looking to sell products online.
  • Discover what you need to get an online business started.
  • Hear how to distinguish whether or not to start advertising on Google PLA’s or Facebook Ads.
  • Find out how Earnest overcame struggles and difficulties to get where he is today.
  • Learn what happened with Earnest’s mind shift and how his goals changed,
  • Hear about some of Earnest’s travels.
  • Earnest shares with us about how he got fired from his corporate job.




Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Earnest Epps —

Earnest Epps on Twitter —

Earnest Ur Sales Force —

Robert Kiyosaki’s book, The Guide to Investing

Drop Ship Lifestyle —

Shopify —

Google Analytics —

Adwords —

BTM 05: Building Big Businesses – Inspiration for Entrepreneurs with Heather Havenwood

On today’s show we are speaking to Heather Ann Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC and Chief Sexy Boss. Heather is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing. Since marketing her first online business in 1999, bringing together clients and personal coaches, she has played an active role in the online marketing world since before most even had a home computer. In 2006 Heather started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months.

Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, Heather Ann molded her client into a successful guru now known as an expert in his field. Heather Ann has been named by a few as an ‘Icon Creator’ or the ‘Wizard Behind the Curtain’. She has instructed, coached and promoted hundreds of entrepreneurs leading them down the path to success. Heather Ann currently is the Author of Sexy Boss: How the empowerment of women is changing the Rule Book for money and success and The Game of Dating and How to Play it: A rule book for divorced men stepping back into the game. In today’s episode we talk all about entrepreneurship and the journey.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Heather shares more about what she does and where she is in her entrepreneurial journey.
  • Hear about Heather’s childhood growing up and how she stumbled on her life path.
  • Find out what made Heather decide not to immediately jump into the workforce.
  • Discover how Heather was challenged to explore more possibilities.
  • Understand why it is important to know who you are as an entrepreneur, at the core.
  • Learn how Heather made the transition to entrepreneurship, starting as a consultant.
  • Find out where Heather educated herself on creating online sales funnels.
  • Understand what a sales funnel is and why you should incorporate it into your business.
  • Learn how to start building a brand from scratch.
  • Discover why copywriting is the core skill every entrepreneur should have.
  • Hear Heather’s methodical system behind what she does and how she implements it in her life.
  • Heather uncovers the sacrifices she had to make to get where she is today.
  • Understand how head space and not believing in yourself is why so many people get stuck.
  • And much more!



Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: 

Heather Havenwood —

Heather’s Twitter —

Heather’s Book: Sexy Boss: How the empowerment of women is changing the Rule Book for sex, money and success

Heather’s Book: The Game of Dating and How to Play it: A rule book for divorced men stepping back into the game —

SMS “Sexy” to 72000

SkinnyBeam —

Dynatech —

Click Funnels —

Joseph Sugarman’s Book,  The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy

BTM 03: How to achieve 1,000,000 Blog Page Views with Lauren Bowling

Our guest on today’s show is Lauren Bowling. Lauren is the award-winning blogger and editor behind and author of The Millennial Homeowner: A Guide to Successfully Navigating Your First Home Purchase. She has been blogging since 2012, and is now a recognized thought leader on millennial finances and first-time homeownership. Lauren achieved over a million page views in just a few short years on her blog after quitting her job at a hedge fund. She currently works full-time on her online businesses and in real estate.


In today’s episode, Lauren walks us through her journey from start to present, and how she went from aspiring actress to well known author. She has been featured in publications such as Forbes, US News and the Huffington Post. Financial Best Life is the personal finance destination for people who think “outside the box” when it comes to their money. Instead of simply telling you how to budget, spend, and save, instead the goal is to talk about your dreams and how money can be used as a tool to help you live out your “best life.”


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Lauren shares with us how she got started on her journey, and what she is working on today.
  • Hear how Lauren’s shopping addiction and debt led her to starting her blog on finance.
  • Understand how Lauren used the 50/30/20 method to help her pay off her $10k college debt.
  • Find out what Lauren did as a side hustle in order for her to pay off all her debt.
  • Learn how Lauren managed to use her debt to help her be vulnerable, transparent, and to grow as a blogger in her financial journey.
  • Lauren tells us how she has been able to grow her blog from 1 viewer to over 1 million views.
  • Hear some of Lauren’s favorite apps to use as a full-time blogger in the industry.
  • Find out how Lauren went from employee to blogger, and how she made the transition.
  • Hear how the question, “How do I want to spend my time?” got Lauren to branch out.
  • Learn more about Lauren’s goals for the future.
  • Find out what Lauren has learned as a first-time homeowner and the real estate industry.
  • Hear some of the positives lessons Lauren took away from owning real estate.
  • Hear how the FinCon community has helped Lauren to grow in her financial journey.
  • Learn why you need to outsource in order to be more successful.
  • And much more!





Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Lauren Bowling —

Lauren on Twitter —

Lauren’s LinkedIn Profile —

Lauren’s book, The Millennial Homeowner: A Guide to Successfully Navigating Your First Home Purchase

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

FinCon Community —