In today's LIVE COACHING session, Erica Burlingame and I uncover how she can create a BUSINESS out of her PASSION for crafting. We uncover the unique ways she can monetize using an online school to sell her crafting vision.
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Hey guys, what's up today. I have a coaching session with Erica Burlingame and we talk about, and really uncover if your passion can actually become a business, we go super deep into unique ways to monetize. We discuss how she's able to take her crafting passions and create an online school. This is going to be so much fun. I know you guys are going to absolutely love the insight here. Especially if you have a passion that you've been wanting to monetize a passion that you're ready to transform into an actual profitable business. This is the coaching call for you now. One other super exciting thing I want to share with you guys is I need you to Mark down on your calendar right now, September 23rd, which is next Wednesday and September 24th. I am hosting a completely free and fun podcast growth hacks workshop. Okay. Woo. This is going to be a growth hacks, full immersion experience.
We're doing an hour on Wednesday, an hour on Thursday on really how you can scale your podcast, or if you're a, you know, a soon to be podcaster, how to really be prepared with those foundational things so that you can explode your show as quickly as possible. Okay. So do you have a podcast or do you want one then this is for you. Do you want to scale your show past 10,025,000 or even a hundred thousand plus downloads? Then this is for you, Lola, do you wish you knew how to drive traffic organically so that you could get new listeners and new subscribers and then convert them into super fans using your podcast? Okay. This workshop is for you, and we're going to talk about monetization, how you can use courses or coaching to, to create an income from your podcast. This is all going down over in The Mompreneur Mastermind Facebook group, which is at bit.ly/successsupportgroup.
I will be emailing information. If you guys are on my list or you can go to Facebook and type in Mompreneur Mastermind and join the group, okay, there is an event in there it's pinned. Just join the event because I'm doing free swag, doorbuster prizes. I've got, I've got Bible study giveaways. I'm giving away some with God. She rises journals and it's Oh, and some poop mugs. Y'all it's going to be so much fun. So please put down in your calendar. Wednesday, the 23rd and Thursday, the 24th at 8:30 AM. Pacific 9:30 AM. Mountain 10:30 AM. Central time and 11:30 AM Eastern. It's going to be roughly an hour. Both days, make it a priority. If you're on live, you get entered to win all the free stuff. We're going to be doing live random giveaways during the training. So you gotta be on to win all the awesome swag. I can't wait. I can't wait to teach you guys everything I know about growing a successful show. How did I go from zero to 250,000 downloads in less than two years? How do I, how did I Forex my income using podcasting? It's all going to be here for you right inside of this workshop. I will meet you there.
Welcome back to The Mompreneur Mastermind Show, where we choose to run insanely successful, passive income businesses that light us up while consuming iced coffee rawless and flawless, and maybe breaking it down to some gangster rap while our kids aren't looking. Did we just become best friends? Yes. Yes we did. Hey, I'm Stefanie Gass. Six figure corporate exec turned top 1%. Network marketer, turn podcaster. I believe when we let God light our path, we experienced true miracles. Welcome sister. Let's get pumped up for today's show. Tell me what is our goal or this time, what has to happen for you to be like, Oh, that was so great. We did blink, right?
I was on your group coaching call on the 13th and I was second to go and I was such a hot mess. I didn't know anything. And so since then, I feel like I had a little bit more, well, more time to think about things for sure. And maybe a little bit more clarity has happened. I don't want to go the routes that I had typed in on the accountability homework that you had at the beginning of your, your mastermind thing. And tell me, want to maybe go that route anymore. I kind of feel pulled to do like health and wellness and business. Mainly like podcasts manager. I'm in another group where they teach you how to be a virtual assistant. And so I know a bunch of different systems and how to do customer and client care and that type of thing. So should I focus on one thing or the other, like, should I just do more of the business side of things or should I weave in, well, here's my
Question. Are you sure? That's the thing, Erica, I'm not served, but I can always pivot. You can,
Let's make sure because here's the thing. We can make one cohesive core denominator out of anything, right? You could be like, I love health and wellness and the Bible and dogs. And we could find a common denominator. Erica. There's always that. So I want to make sure you're not focusing on an end result of making you money as a podcast manager, but you're doing something that is, you're passionate about that you're being called to do because once you leave and you're something for money, you're going to end up here again in a year ago. I don't think it's right. It doesn't quite feel right. It's like, you have to have the click. You have to know like, what you're talking about is lighting you on fire every day. And so I want to be sure. Is it health and wellness and business? Are we sure about that? So maybe we should start that. Let's start just exploring your options. Okay. So what are the things that just Erica like light you up? You could just talk about them all day, every day, whether or not there's money involved, what do you think those things are?
And the last coaching call was seven minutes that I had with you. I said like crafting and that type of thing, but I don't know if crafting is suitable for podcasting.
Don't worry about that. Okay. It doesn't matter. What is Erica's passions? What are your things? Forget about what happens with this thing? Again, we can make money with anything. Believe me. I know how to create a podcast out of anything. Passions first. Okay. Crafting what else?
Okay. I like to furniture, repurposing vintage shows where you sell things that you make or repurpose. And do you have a passion for health and wellness? Like feeling good?
Okay. Give me more on that. Because health and wellness is everything.
Like my girls, they're super active and it's hard to stay with them like up at their energy level. That's a big thing for me is to like take care of myself well enough so that I can match their energy. I guess.
Like what types of things do you do to make that happen?
Well, drinking water, getting enough, sleep, eating, non junk food, eating better. I'm a Christian. So that's pretty big in my life.
So I've seen furniture when I see health and wellness here. What I'm really seeing you say is like self care as a parent. Yeah. Christianity, faith is big. Okay. Is there anything else that you're like, I couldn't live without blankets? Something. It either makes me mad, fires me up. I love it. I do something like it. I would do more of it if I had more time.
Okay. I love organizing and having like systems in place to make things run better. Whether you like in your house, in a business, I like to build other people up. I'm really big on like self help books and self help groups. Then like the whole mindset thing.
Okay, good. So that gives us a good baseline here. Now those are passions. Now what about your skillset? So now you get to tell me, well, if you're crafty and good at systems and you're good at organizing sure. Podcast management makes a lot of sense for you. So what other skill sets do you love to do? Not just I can do that, but I hate it. Like I can do finance and accounting. No, thanks. What do you really love? Like what are you great at when it comes to skills?
I'm not really sure. So my day job in real life, I'm a manager slash caretaker of a horse ranch for retired and inventing horses. And that kind of crosses over to every year. The person that I worked for, we have a huge like event, like a three day event. And so I'm in charge of managing volunteers for like the stadium jumping part of it. And so I don't know. I'm pretty good at telling other people what to do. It's really hard to say, like what I'm good at.
And you know why? Because you're in Enneagram too. Like my mother, you guys have a really hard time putting yourself first. Right? All about serving others. That's why you're good at work because you're serving other people. That's why you guys are great at customer service. That's why your mom of the year wife of the year usually great, like cooks and entertainers and all of that because you were too. But that's why it's so hard for you guys to say what you're great at because you find your joy in bringing other people joy. Totally get it. My mom is to through and through. I really feel that, but that's great because if you do serve others, you serve others really well. So we care about people. Usually people skills is big for you, probably communication. How do you feel about like communication? Do you like being with a lot of people? Are you more introverted?
I'm probably more introverted, but I, I can talk to other people like extroverted introvert or however that goes. Yeah.
They're in here. Erica. Did I hear business? Nowhere in there. Okay. I heard this much health and wellness in the form of self care. I don't think you should start a health and wellness business podcast. Okay. What did we come up with in your seven minutes as your name? Do you remember? Cause it was something along the line. Wasn't it?
Yeah. Her healthy homestead is what it was.
Oh, funny. We're right there again. Okay. But that's not to say you can't be a podcast manager. Okay. Let's map out. Eric does brand again so that it feels so great to you. And then I will talk to you about some other ways, whether it be podcasts, management, VA, et cetera, you can make money with that stuff without a podcast has to do with that. Okay. And we can try and see if there's a common denominator with what you're going to be doing. Like maybe we're only serving crafty mompreneurs. Okay. There's always something that we can figure out, but let's make sure what you're talking about is like your thing. Okay. When we said her healthy homestead, do you have our tagline that we had?
I don't know if we got that far. Okay. What if it was instead of her crafty healthy homestead, I'm just want to give you space. Like you said, a lot about crafting furniture, vintage shows, organizing the home. Like those are all kind of ones, fear that I think we can cover by saying crafty. And then healthy is a questionable word for me, because really the only thing you mentioned was self care, but maybe we could use a different word that covers self care and self health and mindset and all of those words, crafty, happy, homestead, happy, healthy homestead. Do we even like homestead?
I don't know. I'm not feeling it.
So let's talk about the purpose then. Okay. Let's start with that. And who we want to talk to? You said earlier struggling Christian moms. Did we still feel like that could be the thing?
That form was, I was laughing when I was filling that out. Let me not leave it blank. I get you guys that way. I have like 20 sheets of paper here. I kind of have two different avatars going because one was like for the health and wellness side of things. And the other was like for, if I were to start some kind of podcast management business or whatever that looks like my avatar, her kids are older. They're pretty self sufficient. So she has more time now to pour into something. She's always been a stay at home. Mom. Her husband works really long hours and she wants to eventually bring him home. Oh wow. Okay. So she's like going all in. Yeah. This is no side hustle. This is going to be like, if it's a family business, I don't know. But the main thing bringing in the dough, she has a hard time sticking with something shiny syndrome. Someone else just put out this new course, let's go buy this and learn how to do this cool new thing, because it's gonna be the ticket and make you all that money. She doesn't have a college degree. So she has kind of that self confidence doubt where like, are people gonna want to hire me or buy from me? Because I'm not well educated in today's day with all the different changes in the courses that you can take. That's kind of changing.
Is that you? Or is that the woman we are serving That's me?
Cause I'm thinking, what if that's you, but that's not the woman you're serving. The woman you're serving is I actually wrote down creative crafty Christian, where I'm thinking of like, it's this creative crafty mom like you, but unlike you, she doesn't want a need to make a whole bunch of money. She wants to furniture repurposing. Homesteady hacks, self care stuff, organization of the home, crafting that. So I'm thinking like, what if that's her? And then where you come in and how you make money is what if you have furniture, repurposing workshops virtually. What if you have crafting classes, online, passive products that teach them how to do something that you do. What, if you are running this podcast probably paired with a blog, for example, that has to do with crafting furniture, repurposing vintage-y shows type stuff. And it's all one woman. Who's this creative crafty, Christian, maybe just a thought.
The thing that I guess I'm hung up on is like, how do I take that online? I feel like that should be in person workshops. So like face to face wouldn't you rather learn something online? Yeah, I would. I'm like, I don't have time for this. That like, yes. I could see like if I wanted to do something as like a fun event with a friend or with my mom or something, we could go to a furniture repurposing workshop. I'm sure you could do that locally if you want, but what's even better would be. I love Erica. I follow her podcast. She's super fun. She's constantly talking about crafty Christian moms stuff. And she has a blog or an, she has a YouTube one or the other, cause you're going to have to do something visual. Right. But she has this new thing. And so like give me some of the examples of the crafts that you like to do. What type of crafting?
I like to build things like out of wood pallets, I'll go to thrift stores and pick stuff up and like repaint them furniture or little knickknacks or home decor stuff.
Hello. This is so fun. What woman doesn't want to do that? Like example, let's say you have this great photo. I mean, this type of stuff kills it on Pinterest. When I just started my journey on Pinterest, I was chasing money. Not what Stephanie gas should do. And I started doing all the blogs about like style, your mantle. I could care less about it, Erica, but I thought this will make me your money. Those are the pins that went viral with nothing, no money behind it. Nothing like pins like that. Like those are the ones because people just want to learn how to do that stuff. And you can do free, like, okay, today I'm going to teach you guys how to make a bench out of a pallet. This cost me 50 bucks. Or I found this here and you have a step by step on a blog.
Let's say at the bottom, you're like want the full virtual tutorial, want the full class? You already had to do it, record yourself, doing it. And then sell that as a class that they can buy for like 67 bucks. And it's just you, it's not production value. It's Erica with her iPhone set up going, Hey everybody. So today this is step one. I'm going to do this. You can speed it up while you do the little things. Okay. Here's step two. This is, and here's your supply list and you got the little set and they can buy everything on Amazon if they need to. And it's got your affiliate links. Okay. Here's step three. We're painting the things that, that, that, that, that, that, that, that, okay. Step four. And so you're taking them through whatever it took. You let's say it took you two days, but you mash it into a one hour class that you sell. And imagine if you created a library of classes.
Oh yeah. That would be fun. Everything you ever made. School, they can come to the creative crafty Christian school. They can buy one class at a time or they can buy a license and they can stay there every month while you add new things.
Okay. I like that. So much more fun for Erica!
Was creating cool Epic stuff for your own homestead, your own crafty place that you live and you just document it, package it up and sell it. My favorite thing ever is I'm already talking about something, Marty teaching it. I've already recorded it. Cause I'm gonna use it on the show. Oh my gosh, I could make money at this thing. I've had like the Pinterest class I just did was a talk I already gave in my mastermind. I just package it up and put a price tag on it. It's me talking like this, blah, blah, blah, Pinterest, nothing fancy. Like people just learn what you know, and they want to see now you'll give it away for free. But because people are visual learners, they're going to want to buy the class. Okay. Do you feel this? Like, can you see?
Yeah, I do. Now. I wasn't sure how this would work at all. So yeah. Okay.
Any hang up on that, that doesn't feel right. Because if we keep going down that road, I'm going to go down that road and we're going to map that out.
Okay. Probably just the name. Okay.
We want them to know it's crafty. We care about this. Cause you're really going to be selling this crafting furniture, building things. We could use the word handy. I really like alliteration too. So like creative crafty is good because it's Great. Creative crafty collective workshop. We could also go with something that's like super teachy feeling where they're like, Oh, I'm coming to learn all the home decor teaching stuff. Tell me what we're do. Like what were, do you like, or do you?
I like crafty. Collective. Okay. What about like, okay, so I have a bunch of lists of names that I've thought of over the years or whatever. I always thought it would be super fun to have like a house where you have workshops like retreats where 10 women would come to your house and you'd have each bedroom set up to have like two or three women in each bedroom. And they would stay the weekends, pour into them and do crafts and devotionals and feed them food and snacks. And maybe go on a field trip to like an antique shop.
Do you see, you already had this the whole time, Erica, you were just afraid of cause you didn't, you were afraid of it because am I good enough to do this thing and teach other people this thing? And number two, how do I make money at this thing? Which keeps us back. And number three, how do I monetize crafts and furniture? Oh my. But you were there the whole time. This has been the thing. How beautiful it's full circle. Yeah. And I love the retreat idea. I have the same vision for doing business retreats like that we have in Ridoso and I'm like, I could fit two women, each bedroom. We're going to pour into the business. We're going to do devotionals. We're going to go on a hike. We're going to get rid of our phones for 48 hours. Like I so feel you.
Yeah. I want to come to your retreat.
On my heart for a minute, but I'm like, same as you could. Well, we all get to Rio DOSO I need to just let go of that and go if God asked us to do it.
Yeah. So let's see. I don't know. I have the crafted life cryptology. Ooh, life,
The crafted life has taken, but her crafted life is available. So here let's think about the two that we have and what they would mean. So her crafted life, she's obsessed with crafts. It's like something that she's super pumped about, but also her crafted life could also mean she's crafting her best life. So it gives you some wiggle room, 20% of the time to talk about self care, personal development or something outside of arts and crafts. So we're saying her crafted life. Yeah. It's a play on words though, because it's also your life, which is fun. Collective to me means for things for home, for organization systems, it's her collective is all crafty. And I think the first one makes more sense because you want to have a bit more wiggle room to talk about a few other things. I think 80, 70% of your stuff will be crafts though. Cause that's what we're going to monetize. You've got 30% where you can talk about organization systems, self care, mindset, work. Cause it's your life, your best life. I don't know. What do you think?
I like that. So would that be like the over all brands that we're creating here?
Her crafted life.com, her crafted life podcast, her crafted like teachable store with a bunch of different classes. That's the brand. That's the best thing. And like blow it up. That would be the one thing you'd trademark her crafted life. It would cover everything.
Okay. I like that. Yeah. Okay. Let's keep going with it then. Okay.
I really, really like it. Okay. So for crafted life and it's so easy to remember, it's clear. It's not hard and it's so just fun. Cause it plays off of both things, tagline, her crafted life. Okay.
So I don't know if this helps or if this is even where we should talk about this, I have done a few in person workshops and we always tell our ladies that even if you're not crafty, you have her in there and we're going to bring her out. So I don't know where I was going with that.
I like that, except that. And we can say if you want, like for the beginner, crafty mom, but I think Eric is going to, you're not going to just teach beginner stuff. You're probably going to teach them advanced crafting. So I don't really want to target someone. That's not into crafts already or like building or right there in that brain space of like, they're already with you. But most of your everyone's welcome here, but let's target that crafty person. Okay. So what do you think about crafts, community home decor and more because the unity piece can open you up to do workshops. Retreats, build a crafty community on Facebook where it's like, it's not just, Hey, let me teach you goodbye. But I want to create a, a collective where you can call it like her crafted life collective on Facebook. If you want to call it that the crafted life community, her crafted life retreats, her crafted life workshops.
If you're a local, her crafted life, virtual workshops once a month, like you can do anything with this. I like that. Yeah, me too. Okay. So I had her crafted life, tagline, crafts, community, home decor, and more, the only thing we haven't said is for her, but I mean, that's kind of implied. I feel like men aren't super, a man can come listen and whatever. That's fine. But I, our, I don't think we have to say that. Right. So the next thing is the description of like your podcast. Now question, how do we build an organic following? If you're going to do a YouTube channel, Erica, you can just record it as well and pop it on a podcast, but let the YouTube be your focus. Okay. Podcast paired with blog. The only thing why is because parts of this are going to be visual. If you have the podcast. Great. We just say to check out the visual of this head to her crafted life.com/workshop bench. Right? So your podcast episode, where you're explaining everything goes with this blog and you just tell them that so that they can listen and then go to your blog. And you're basically reading your blog out loud on your podcast.
Okay. Because like YouTube, like if I had a YouTube channel, I don't really own that. Is that correct? Whereas I own a podcast, my own, my blog. Correct. Okay. So I'd rather, probably go that route.
Okay. So then here's what and map out like what some episode ideas could be. And then we'll probably have to meet again after like 45, 60 days Erica. And maybe we can create your first couple of classes or I can talk you through that piece, the tech piece and pricing and sales copy. But first step is we got to get the brand built and get the podcast and blog going. So here would be my description for you. Are we going to target only Christians? Or do we want to say it's faith, faith, just in the description so that I can infuse that. So they know if Erica decides to say something about faith or read a devotional that Oh, that she said that this is also has a sprinkling of faith in there or a sprinkling of Jesus.
Yeah. I don't want it to be like mainly focused on faith, but what sprinkled in there. Okay, cool. Everyone's welcome. You don't have to be a Christian to come. Perfect.
All right, here we go. Let me try to rip you a description. Are you a creative, crafty human, just like me. Do you love going to the thrift store and finding treasures and other people's junk? Do you love repurposing old pieces of wood and pallets in the backyard and making something Epic and timeless for your home and your space? So do I, I'm kind of obsessed with all things crafty and thrifty. I love using my hands and building, but I love to do it quickly, simply and on a budget. How about you welcome to her crafty collective, where I teach you all the things that I know and have learned over the years of being a crafty, creative mom or women join me as I teach you things every week so that you can tap into your most creative handy-dandy side and find a space where other crafty creative people, just like you can come together for community support and a whole lot of fun and laughter along the way. If you didn't think you could get more crafty than you already are, get ready to be blown away. Welcome to her crafty collective it's choppy. But there it was.
Yeah. I love it. You have such a gift. My friend, that's your podcast description. Okay. I didn't say anything about faith, but maybe we can say where we said, are you looking for that crafty community come together with other faith fueled crafty creative women, just like you. Okay. We'll just say at one space. So they know just in case, there's a description now, what do you do now? So now what you want to do is let's come up with like your first five episodes and how you could do that on a podcast and blogs. So here's what I'm thinking. I'm thinking her crafted life.com is this great blog, Erica, where you're going to visually teach something. You're going to the blog first. Okay. And then what you're going to do. So do a project. Let's say here, I can quickly throw together something like what's one thing you could do in a day. Like a cool crafty person, like build a partying bench.
Great example, which everyone's wanting to garden right now anyway. Okay. How to build a potting bench for your garden in less than a day. Okay. Example, there's a blog, right? So you go do it. Let's say tomorrow you do it. You just take pictures with your phone as you go through the process and or record yourself doing it. Cause even that's a class Eric like literally anything you do, you can sell it. Okay. So let's say you record yourself doing it. So here's the thing, the whole recorded thing of you doing. It is a class that let's say you sell for 47 bucks. Okay. Well the blog has the steps, but it's very high level. Like here's your supplies? Step one was I refurbish the things and I cut the things apart. And then I applied them. Like, you're not giving them everything. It's like, you're giving them 50%. Okay. It could do it with just your blog. Sure. But if they want to watch you go through the process with them, you can, at the end of the blog, offer them the class. Right. You don't have to start that right now, but why not? If you're already going to do the thing, just record it. And I mean, truly just use your phone. It's all about you just set it up away from you, right? Like in your garage or something, wherever you're going to work. And you just record yourself doing the major steps and then you mash it together in like a movie or something.
Okay. I already have a backdrop set up in my shop. I love it.
Okay. So you would do the blog first because you're already going to create the steps. You're going to do the pictures. You're going to do things. Now what you do is you would open zoom, just like we're on right now. And you would now read your blog. Okay? So, Hey everybody. Welcome to episode one of her crafted life. I am so grateful that you're here. We dig into all things, crafts, community, home decor, and more. We have a lot of fun and we do it on a budget. You guys, this is going to be so much fun. So today we are going to walk through building your own potting bench for your garden. How many of you have a garden? But you have nowhere to sit your butts dirty and dusty ants are crawling on you. Let's fix that right now. Okay. Now, listen, this is visual.
So if you need some help, I want you to go over to her crafted life.com/potting bench and follow along with me. And if you want more, if you want the full video tutorial of creating the potted bench that we go through today, you can grab firstname.lastname@example.org slash school and take the class. It's right in there. You guys can grab it at only 47 bucks. Let's dig in. Okay. So what you're going to need for this is here's your supplies. So you're literally reading the blog up, up, up, up, up. All right. Step. One of what we're going to do is we're going to take the pallet and you guys are just going to sand it off. And if you'll notice in the blog, post that first picture there, you'll notice what I'm doing. Step two. So you're visually explaining what you're showing them in the blog.
Does that make sense? Okay. First and anytime you're going to do the show, refer them to go to the blog so they can visually follow along. Okay? Yeah. And then like next episode could be having the mindset of a creative. Sure. Talk about like, what does it mean to be a creative mindset? How can she tap into more creativity? Do you have any exercises for her to do? The next one you can talk about is like finding time for your creative outlet. Can you talk to her about like, can she make an hour a week for her creative outlet? The next one you could talk about? So it's like, you're talking to the crafty mom, every third episode, you teach her a craft. You're feeling I can tell. I can tell in your face.
So what about like having guests on?
Absolutely find people that are doing cool, stuff that you like in the workshop was Stephanie from mom camp. I don't know if you saw her. Yes. She runs a membership group for crafty moms for their kids. So she talks about making the green milk for st. Patrick's day and leaving the foot sprinkles. Like maybe if there's a holiday coming up that's with moms, you can have someone like that on and she could teach about the crafty mom thing.
That's such a good idea. Okay.
There's another cool mom that did a custom drawings and she sells these custom drawings. They live in a camper like how cool and creative and fun without story B. What else? Like you could talk about thrifting, have a thrifter come in and talk about that whole process. You could do an episode on that. How to thrift shop for your next project or where to find inspiration for your next project. Maybe you can talk about a schedule for what to do. Like maybe they want to do their whole house. Well, where should they start? What would be step one? What tools do they need to become a crafty mom? Like limitless episodes can,
Yeah, I'm totally feeling it now. Totally.
Then in a month, like if you did five things a month, or let's say you did one a week, one project a week that you recorded, you had a new workshop coming into your school every week. You could sell them one off, like, Oh, I just want to learn the potting, the garden stool. I'm just going to buy that one for whatever 47 or join for one 97 a month. And you get four new crafty lessons per month. Yeah. Yeah.
See, that was the part that I got stuck on. Like, I didn't know how to do that outside of, in person face to face groups. So,
And you can do that too. Erica, like you can have local workshops. You could get, you're like, Oh, I'm so excited right now. I've got the school going, but I want to do a workshop with you guys. So Hey, everybody costs 50 bucks. We're going to do a live workshop together. Let's say father's day is coming up and you thought of something super cool. Have the father's day workshop live. If you want everybody hops on zoom and you just set up your camera like this and you're showing them all the steps live of creating something crafty that she can do for father's day or do for 4th of July or, Hey, we're going to make frames today. And then you package that up and you throw it in the store. Okay. So cool. Okay. So order of operations for you, number one, get the domain, her crafted life.com.
Step two is you need branding. You need her crafted life logo, channel art, some banners for your website. I don't know if you're great at graphic design. If not, Allie is who I would go to her to have her email address. Perfect. Okay. So that's step two. Then step three. Is the website step four, is the podcast setup that way? You've got websites ready to go. Right? It's waiting for the first blog podcast is ready to go waiting for the first episode because they're going to be the same thing. Step three, do the thing. So step three would be once a week, a new episode. Okay. And then I would try for at least twice a month is an actual craft tutorial with a class. Okay. So even if you don't have the class stuff yet, record yourself, but when we build the school, we can go back to that blog and add, cause those are gonna live forever.
Like once you create a Pinterest for something, you have the Pinterest class too. So once you create a pin for something it's going on and definitely, and driving traffic to that old blog and they always buy the class. So we can always add each class later. And I think any time you have a craft tutorial class out of it, okay. No matter how basic you could have many classes that were nine bucks, like if you had a mini thing you did with one of your kids and it took you 10 minutes, it doesn't matter. Package it up. That one's nine bucks. So these classes would live on teachable. I think. So you have a storefront when you create a teachable account. So yours would say right here, her crafted life, here's our tagline, the crafts, home decor, crafts, community, home decor, and more her crappy life classes.
And then check this out. Each one is its own mini class that they can buy. So you'd have eventually a hundred to choose from. Right? And we could just put them in, like, you can put them by project too and say like home decor, garden projects, kids projects. And so they can just, Oh, look at this one. This is making your garden bench sounds great. I want this one. And you would just say in this 60 minute video tutorial, I walk you through making your own garden bench and you have a picture of it right here. Okay. Making your own garden bench in two hours or less for 30 bucks. Join me as we have fun on this, in this crafty class, click enroll in the course, they pay you. Now they're in and it's one little video. It's not like there's not modules. It's one video of Erica teaching them the thing with a little clickable list of shopping for their supplies and you're done. So yeah, I think teachable would be where you'd how's everything. Okay. Cool. Cool. Oh my gosh. This is awesome.
Well, you got your work cut out for you now. Thank you so much. You're so welcome. I hope you guys loved this coaching session with Erica. Be sure to go check her out. She's linked in the show notes below. And if you need a coaching session, y'all know where to find us email@example.com. I would love to help you get that clarity break free, create the course, outline whatever the thing is. Girl, I'm here for you. And last reminder, don't forget. We are doing the podcast growth hacks workshop over in The Mompreneur Mastermind group on the 23rd and 24th. It's going to be super fun. It's totally free gifts. Swag, Bible studies, poop emojis like you guys. We're going to have a blast. It's going to be so much fun. You gotta be on there live. And this is all about the focus is entirely on how you can grow your podcast as quickly and organically as possible.
Have all the foundational things in place to help it explode in 2020 and 2021. Even if you don't have a show yet, but you plan on having a show. You need to come and join the workshop. Okay? This is happening on the 23rd and 24th, 8:30 AM. Pacific 9:30 Mountain, 10:30 Central, 11:30 Eastern over in bit.ly/mompreneurmastermind. Be sure that you click the link for the event and join so that you get all the alerts and be sure you turn on those live notifications so that you guys don't miss all of the fun. It's time to explode your thing. It's time to go from dabbling to a daring. It's your time to also monetize this thing, right? Monetize your podcast. So I'm so excited to have put this together. I know we're going to have a blast. I'll meet you there next week and praying over you sister, that you are just excited and fueled today. You're motivated with excitement and vision over your business. God is gifting you, whatever clarity, direction, mentorship, and provision you need to get through the rest of this year, leaning on God, leaning on his call and plan for your life. We have so much faith in you. God, your plan is always bigger and better than ours. We trust you. We love you in Jesus name. Amen. Love and light, Stef.
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