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In today’s podcast, Damon talks with maker Rhonda Nickerson of Rhonda’s Creative Corner. Rhonda tells us what it’s like to run a crafting business while also working the 9 to 5. She shares her story and proves that it is possible to start your own business while also balancing every day life. 

Hey, Y’all! We are back with another episode of the Makes Mean Business podcast. In Episode 11, Damon sits down to talk to our friend, Rhonda. She is a beautiful soul with an inspiring story. Rhonda shares how her business began, how she has gone from Etsy to 31,000 followers on YouTube, and how she kept her business going in the midst of a battle with cancer.

Makers Mean Business Podcast Ep 11 - Balancing a Business While Working a 9 to 5

Before we dive into today’s episode, be sure to check out our other episodes of Makes Mean Business podcast. There is so much useful information packed into these episodes and we don’t want you to miss a thing!

In the last episode, MMB Ep 10, we talked with Warren Carlyle about the best ways to build a following on Instagram. We all know how important social media is when building an online business. Warren shares his expertise on how you can begin to grow your Instagram following. He also shares what works for making that following work for you. Whether you are just starting out in social media or you have a healthy following, you will find some great advice in Episode 10!

 MMB Podcast Ep 11: Rhonda’s Creative Corner

One of the things that we love best about our business is the amazing people we have had the privilege of meeting along the way. We have been inspired over and over again by how different people have taken their love of crafting and turned it into a successful business. The neat thing is that no two stories are the same. We want to share as many of these success stories with you as we can because there is so much to learn and be inspired by in each one. Rhonda’s journey has not been an easy one, and yet she is a prime example of how strong faith, a good support system, and a positive attitude can overcome.

The Important Takeaways

You will hear a lot of great inspiration from Rhonda when you listen to the episode but here’s a glimpse of some of the important topics she covers:

  • Her top three tips for those just starting out in business.
  • How to take something you love doing and turn it into a business.
  • Balancing the building of a business while working a 9 to 5.

The Wrap Up

One of the things you hear a lot about from our podcast guests is dealing with impostor syndrome. Rhonda has some great insight on how to tackle and over come it. If you would like to hear more about how those destructive voices in your head can be silenced, check out the crafter’s guide to managing impostor syndrome! 

Rhonda’s experience shows us again that it is possible to start your business while still working your job to pay the bills. We talk about how important it is to make sure all your ducks are in a row before you make that leap and leave your 9 to 5 for good. One important part of that is having a very clear picture of what your budget includes. If you’d like to learn more about this we have a great post that helps you create your small business budget. It’s always good to be armed with as much info as possible when it comes to starting/running your own business. Our goal is to do what we can to share as much of that info with y’all as we can.

Makers Mean  Business Podcast Ep 011 - How to Balance Building a Business While Working a 9 to 5

Up Next

We are really excited to share the next episode with you because we hope that it will simplify your life. In Episode 12 we talk about scaling your business with assistants. You may be thinking “Yeah right, I’m not there yet.” but trust us, you may be surprised by what you hear! Keep checking back for new Makers Mean Business podcasts!


Where Can You Listen to and Subscribe to the Makers Mean Business Podcast?

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