Screw The Nine to Five

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Words of Wisdom in This Week's Podcast:

  • The startling unfortunate accident that drove both Meron and Julie to entrepreneurship at separate times
  • From digital magazine to so much more, find out how Meron's business evolved
  • Dealing with a bad hand, here's how Julie got 2 promotions and turned this particular skill into a business
  • They may run separate businesses, but we love how they do this to support one another
  • Strategies they use to max'n'relax and shut off at the end of each day
  • Sprint vs. Marathon - Julie discusses a certain entrepreneur term that I bet you haven't heard of before
  • A few great slices of advice that Julie and Meron would give to those just starting out
  • Their great philosophy on "failure" and how they fueled current success by moving forward

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Questions, comments or do you know a couple in business together or are you 1 half of an awesome duo that we should feature? Shoot us an email at questions@screwtheninetofive.com.

Direct download: EP11.mp3
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Words of Wisdom in This Week's Podcast:

  • The 3 things you will need to know the answer to before diving into business
  • Yea yea, you've got a genius idea, BUT you're going to want to consider this before you enter that market
  • Why you need to figure out your ideal customer avatar so you can make some dolla dolla billz
  • Put money aside, this is what you really need to consider before turning your idea into a business
  • Re-sale value; what niche you likely won't profit off
  • The importance of having an "Exit Plan" so you can GTFO if need be
  • "Show Us Your Tips" tip of the day and a little Danielle LaPorte wisdom

Post-Podcast Resources & Honourable Mentions:

Questions, comments or do you know a couple in business together or are you 1 half of an awesome duo that we should feature? Shoot us an email at questions@screwtheninetofive.com.

Direct download: EP10.mp3
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Let me be honest here: When Josh and I started our first business together, we knew NOTHING about running a business properly, hacking our productivity, or even setting ourselves up for growth.

We were just two cocky wannabe moguls who thought we knew evvvverything.

Fast-forward a few months later and we were overwhelmed, burnt out, and struggling to get a grip on our business!

While that period of time was insanely stressful, it pushed us to start finding tools that could help us manage our day-to-day operations, as well as streamline our lives

And let me tell you - it was the BEST thing we ever did for ourselves and our business. Score!

Curious to know what these time-saving...errr....SANITY-saving tools are?

You know what to do.

*psssst* You just click the play button at the top of the page,download this in iTunes or listen on Stitcher. If you like what you hear, be sure to give us a 5 star rating or leave a review!

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Words of Wisdom in This Week's Podcast:

  • The tools we didn't use when we started off, but looking back we wish we had
  • Have issues remembering all your passwords? With this tool, you'll only ever have to remember one
  • The perfect tool for coordinating time schedules between clients and yourself
  • Which project management tool keeps teams together and is the apple of Josh's eye
  • My #1 fave tool - it's core to our business and could be for yours too
  • A music based tool created on scientific research and the second tool in my tool trifecta
  • Is your Inbox getting out of hand? Let this tool save you time with your email
  • The bee's knees of picture editing
  • Our weekly Show Us Your Tips tip! Say it in an Aussie accent and have a little giggle!

Post-Podcast Resources & Honourable Mentions:

Do you know a couple in business together or are you 1 half of an awesome duo that we should feature? Shoot us an email at questions@screwtheninetofive.com.

Direct download: EP09.mp3
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If there is one thing we know, it's how to settle into a new town, city, or island as quickly as possible, in order to get back into a routine and continue running our business.

But it wasn't always that way. When we first started travelling we would take aaaages to figure out where we wanted to live, where we wanted to work, and what amenities were important to us; like having a bar close by.

These days we try and get up and running within 72 hours so we can get back into the swing of things and enjoy our new surroundings once we're set up.

Sure, this isn't the only way to do it, but it has worked like a dream for us in the past so we figured, hey, why not share the love...and unsolicited advice!

Because it can be easy to get distracted and act like a tourist when you're in a new place...but that might not always be the best thing for your business.

And really, when you're first starting out with a business together, its growth should be a big priority!

Unless growth and money isn't important...but really, let's not kid ourselves here. *wink*

Curious to hear what lessons we learned after fumbling our way through our first few attempts at living in a new location? Tune in!

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Words of Wisdom in This Week's Podcast:

  • Not sure how to travel and run your business? Grab some wine and have a listen - we're about to educate you on how to do it properly!
  • Making it through the first 72 hours of travel; don't make the same mistakes we've made
  • When you should unplug, recharge and explore, and why it's so damn important to make this a priority
  • Worried your social life is going to take a hit? Don't. You just need to unearth this community
  • Do not, we repeat DO NOT, choose to live in a place that doesn't have this one thing
  • What your number one priority needs to be in order to succeed and how to make that happen
  • 7 places in the world that are super conducive for building your business and getting shit done

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Direct download: EP08.mp3
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Today we are gettin' a little craaaaazaaaay and chatting with a couple who are still in their 9-5 jobs. Well, sorta....but I'll let them explain.

We met Sophie and Carl back in 2013 in Chiang Mai when they got in touch with us after hearing about us from Mish and Rob's site, and were BLOWN AWAY by their dedication, hustle, and determination to make this lifestyle work for them.

At the time they were each balancing demanding jobs and then coming home and working on their business at night and on weekends.

I mean, I just freakin' love that level of dedication and belief!

Which is why we knew we HAD to get them on the show, because we think it's important (and helpful!) to hear from a couple that isn't quite free of their 9-5's (yet!), but are actively taking the steps to make that happen.

Because let's face it: Just because you might want to screw your 9-5 job doesn't mean you can always just get up and quit. Instead, you need an escape plan to help you get to the point where you have replaced your income and can phase yourself out of your day job.

Which is exactly what we're going to be talking about in this episode!

Trust me, it's a must-listen for anyone still in their job, but dreaming of quitting.

Just click the play button at the top of the page, download this in iTunes or listen on Stitcher. If you like what you hear, be sure to give us a 5 star rating or leave a review!

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Words of Wisdom in This Week's Podcast:

  • Introducing Sophie and Carl - mad hustlers who are balancing building a business while working their day job still
  • From roommates to a couple, and now business partners, here's how they got into the entrepreneurial lifestyle
  • The two different monetization models they use
  • How long it took them to make their first dollar and all the challenges that led up to that monumental moment
  • Finding a balance between completing the important tasks and playing to their interests
  • The difficulties they've had turning off work and focusing on their relationship
  • One piece of advice they would offer couples looking to start their own business
  • Small failures they've endured together and what they've learned from them to fuel positive change

Post-Podcast Resources and Honourable Mentions:

Direct download: EP07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

I'm not going to lie, when Josh and I started out with our first affiliate site we made a LOT of mistakes: From the theme we used for our website to our reluctance to create a newsletter, the lack of acohesive "voice" to shoddy promotion strategies, we made nearly every single mistake you could make with that one little website.

Fast-forward to today and it is one of our biggest and most active websites in our arsenal, and we are incredibly grateful to have stumbled along and made a whole slew of mistakes right up front.

Why?

Because it allowed us to fail fast, and learn even faster. I mean, if it wasn't for those (at the time) humiliating slip ups we would never know what we know today.

We also started looking for different resources that could help finesse our online business, and realized there are 5 essential elements that every single online business needs no matter what industry you're in or monetization model you use.

"It will always keep changing and evolving. Like, what you start out with will never be what you end up with." - Jill

Just click the play button at the top of the page, download this in iTunes or listen on Stitcher. If you like what you hear, be sure to give us a 5 star rating or leave a review!

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Words of Wisdom in This Week's Podcast:

  • The crucial lessons we learned from our very first website
  • The #1 essential thing you will need to start an online business; it's so simple, your mind will be blown!
  • Why getting your hands on a Premium website theme will make your life SO much easier
  • An email tool that will build trust, clout, and repeat customers
  • How to determine the key strategy that will ultimately drive people to your site and convert into sales
  • The importance of knowing where your customer is and how to leverage that into business growth
  • How are you going to make money? You'll definitely want to know the answer to this!
  • The tedious task that you will kick yourself for if you don't start implementing straight away
  • A handy little trick that Natalie Sisson from The Suitcase Entrepreneur shared with us
  • This free tool will knock your socks off

Post-Podcast Resources and Honourable Mentions:

Direct download: EP06.mp3
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This week we're talking to a pretty freakin' awesome couple; Warren and Betsy Talbot from Married with Luggage.

Now, these two have quite a unique story. They refer to themselves as a "recovering, 40-something, Type-A couple" who realized that life is short and made the decision to change theirs.

Working together as joint authors, these two have just celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary (Congratulations!) and released their 4th book, Married with Luggage, that is all about love and travel.

"All the other things whether it be travel or work or whatever you're doing, have to be secondary in a marriage and in a relationship. The love needs to be first." - Warren

Listen in as these two lay down some serious insight on what it takes to live, work, and travel with the one you love most.

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Words of Wisdom in This Week's Podcast:

  • Introducing Warren and Betsy Talbot
  • The catalyst that pushed them to work together
  • The monetization strategy that worked for them
  • How they made their first buck together
  • Tips on how to take your business on the road without a hitch
  • The business structure that keeps both parties happy

Share the Love:

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Direct download: EP05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Josh and I have a confession to make...

Sometimes our work life and love life come crashing together, but not in a sexy we're-still-in-the-honeymoon-phase-let's-renew-our-vows kind of way.

Au contraire mon frere!

In fact, there have been days when things got...ummm...a little emotional, shall we say.

I mean, the fact of the matter is, running a business and being in a loving relationship together can get sloppy when you don't take careful measures to separate the two.

So how does one go about separating work from love? Listen in and find out!

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Words of Wisdom in This Week's Podcast:

  • The lowdown on our morning "wake up and break up"
  • Why focusing separately on different parts of the business is straight up crucial
  • Tricks to avoiding fights after dishing out constructive criticism
  • Why having a little "couple time" is absolutely necessary at the end of each work day
  • Freedom Hint of the Day

Post-Podcast Resources and Honourable Mentions:

Direct download: EP04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

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