CREATOR

BUSINESS
SHOW

Welcome to Creator Business Show, a podcast series hosted by Chikodi Chima and Pico that dives deep inside the business of the creator economy.

Tune in to hear conversations and real life stories with the creators, founders, agencies, consultants, and other operators making and shaping the new Internet economy.

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Episode 019: Hannah Hutson - Tips, Advice, & Lessons Learned From a First-Year Creator

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Today we are joined by Hannah Hutson. She’s a model. She’s a Twitch streaming partner. She makes YouTube videos. She’s also a creator across all platforms.

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Episode 018: Marina Mogilko - Landing a Seven Figure Investment in Your Creator Business

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Today, I’m speaking with Marina Mogilko, from LinguaTrip. She is the first creator ever to receive a direct investment. Marina received an upfront payment of a million and a half dollars in an exchange for 5% of her revenue over the next 30 years.

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Episode 017: Mone On Da Beat - Using TikTok To Create a Thriving Creator Business

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In this episode I talk with Mone and his good friend, Skoon, about going viral on TikTok. We talk about what musicians aren’t doing on TikTok that prompted Mone to take things to the next level. We also talk about his daily routine and how many hours he puts in each day, and much more.

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Episode 016: Ishveen Jolly - How Professional Athletes Are Leveraging the Creator Economy

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I talk with Ishveen Jolly about how athletes take a platform approach as influencers. We talk about her history as a sports agent, and some of the emerging opportunities with cryptocurrency. We also discuss web 3.0 in the world of sports and sports sponsorship, and much more.

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Episode 015: Reid DeRamus - Get More Paid Subscribers and Reduce Churn

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Reid and I talk about what he’s excited about for creators in 2022, and also what he’s learned from his previous failures. We talk about the challenges of growing and monetizing an audience. Reid also shares how to find your niche as a creator, how to connect with your community, and much more.

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Episode 014: Dan Runcie - Discovering Untapped Markets for Your Newsletter

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On today’s show, Dan shares the global influence of hip hop as a business force. We talk about digital communities, DAOs, and NFTs. We also talk about how artists and creators are able to own and capitalize on their creations more than ever, and much more.

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Episode 013: Daniel Kang - Finding Your Niche and Growing Your Business

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Daniel Kang is the co-founder of Flowbo. Flowbo helps busy creators get paid faster so they can focus their time and energy on creating. Creators spend less time chasing down invoice payments and worrying about paying their bills, leaving them with more time to make great products and services.

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Episode 012: Steph Smith - Maximizing Your Income in the Digital Economy

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In today’s episode, Steph and I talk about the future of work, the concept of liquid employment, and what it’s like being a digital nomad. Steph shares what she believes are the most important skills to have in the digital economy, and talks about her podcast and book. We also talk about what will happen next after the COVID-induced shift to remote work, and much more.

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Episode 011: Rebecca Zung - Grow Your YouTube Channel Without Ads

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In this episode of the Creator Business Show, Rebecca and I talk about how she went from being a college dropout with three young children to a successful career as a premier attorney and successful content creator. We talk about how to deal with the toxic narcissists in your life, growing a YouTube audience, how to help others achieve success, and much more.

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Episode 010: Ed Zitron - Writing and Publishing Tips for Getting More Sales

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Today on the show, I’m joined by my friend and colleague, Ed Zitron. Ed is the founder and CEO of EZPR, a top-ranked PR firm whose clients include SK Global, Nature Publishing, Altwork, Lily Robotics, Target and Plantronics.

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Episode 009: Lesley Sim - Publishing Your Newsletter on Easy Mode

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Lesley Sim is the co-founder of Newsletter Glue. Newsletter Glue makes it easy to publish and deliver your newsletter right from your blog post. It’s a great way to save a lot of time editing and formatting your newsletter.

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Episode 008: Louis Nicholls - Waste Less Time, Get More Subscribers, and Boost Revenue

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Louis Nicholls is Co-Founder of SparkLoop. SparkLoop makes it easy to grow your audience by word of mouth. SparkLoop’s email referral program is easy to set up, and gets amazing results. Sparkloop lets you focus on creating great content for your audience.

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Episode 007: Zamaan Abbass - Overcoming Obstacles as a Creator

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Zamaan Abbas, (AKA) DJ Complexion, has been deejaying for nearly 20 years. His SoundCloud podcast, The Future Beats Show, has over 55,000 followers. He's worked with School Boy Q, A$AP Rocky, Jorja Smith, and other notable artists. He also runs Future Wave with Complexion, on BBC Radio.

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Episode 006: Josh Spector - Creating, Promoting, and Monetizing Your Content

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Josh Spector is a consultant, newsletter publisher, and creator. Josh shows other creators how to identify their audience, and helps them monetize their content. He also helps creators develop social media strategies, grow their newsletter, and build businesses around their creative work.

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Episode 005: Ned Berke - Growing Your Local Independent News Publication

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Ned Berke is VP of Audience Strategy at BlueLena. Founded in 2020 to support community-based alternative news and emerging digital media, BlueLena builds long-term reader revenue models, and enhances audience management by sharing world-class technology and expertise with their customers.

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Episode 002: Packy McCormick - Newsletters, NFTs, and Reaching $1M per Year

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Packy McCormick writes about business strategy, community, tech, and real estate. Packy’s popular newsletter Not Boring is a bi-weekly publication that covers business and business strategy.

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Episode 001: Josh Kaplan - Using Support Services To Grow and Scale Your Content Business

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Josh Kaplan is the Co-founder and CEO of Smooth Ops. Smooth Ops is dedicated to helping content creators operate and scale their businesses. Josh is also co-founder of Thinking Is Cool, a media production company.