Screw The Nine to Five

Confession: We have an inappropriate amount of love for the Scroupies (in case you couldn't tell) and absolutely l.o.v.e shining a spotlight on them and all the cool things they're making happen in their business.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/parker/

Which is why we're kicking off a monthly Scroupie Spotlight on the podcast featuring some seriously rad entrepreneurs from inside Screw U!

Because straight up? We have some smart AF members and it's about time you got to know (and learn from) 'em.

And we're gonna kick it all of with Kaylyn Parker!

She screwed her 9-to-5 in mortgage sales last year after going all-in on her social media management business and in this episode she's sharing how she did it.


Be honest with me for a sec: Do you have a crystal-clear vision for your business?

Do you know how you want to grow it?

What your business looks like in 1 year, 3 years, hell, 5 years from now?

Do you know where you want to take it?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/vision/

If I'm being completely candid, this is something Josh and I ignored for soooo-ooohhhh many years with the Screw.

And I'm betting it hurt our growth without us even realizing it.

That is until now.

Because now? Now we have a vision for the Screw that spans the next 3 years and serves as our guiding light for the direction of our company.

So how did we create this vision and how can YOU create one for your business?

Direct download: Business_Plan__How_To_Create_a_Vision_for_Your_Business.mp3
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It's what we all want, isn't it?

To work less in our business, yet make more than we ever have?

I mean, that pretty much sounds like "the dream", doesn't it?

But how do you actually do it?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/dave/

Like, how can you go from over-worked in the trenches to a leader who has more time, mental whitespace and money in their business...without losing your mind in the process?

That's exactly what our buddy Dave Ruel is jamming on with Josh in today's episode.

Because it IS possible and in this episode we're going to be diving deep into the principles of efficiency and creating more space so you can breathe easier and actually enjoy this business you've built. *happy sigh*

Wanna know how the eff to do that?

 


Well, things are gettin' really real over here at Screw HQ and we're in countdown mode until our little baby boy arrives in t-minus 4 weeks! *pops champagne bottles* <-- JK I'm still pregnant

And since we are first time parents (and really aren't sure what kind of chaos to expect), we've been prepping our business behind the scenes for his arrival for nearly 2 months straight now!

So what measures have we put in place to ensure our business runs as smooth as possible AND we have the time to take a step back and enjoy some blissful baby time?

We're breaking it all down in this episode and calling in some reinforcements.

 

Direct download: Work_and_Life_Balance__How_We_re_Prepping_Our_Business_for_a_New_Baby.mp3
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Real talk: Have you ever struggled to attract success into your life?

What I mean is, if you look at your life as it is today, would you consider yourself "successful"?

If you're thinking "mmmm not exactly" then today's episode is a must-listen if you want to change the story for 2018.

Why?

Because in today's episode Josh is sitting down with Jim Fortin for one of the best conversations around changing your ingrained (and let's keep it real: slightly self-sabotaging) beliefs so you can create a life you feel excited to wake up to.

Best of all, this change can start to happen today.

First though, you gotta listen to the episode. *wink*

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/jim/


Confession: I used to seriously struggle with creating consistent content for social media.

I mean, there's just so much to do and so many platforms you "should" be on that it used to overwhelm the hell out of me.

And then I met Jasmine Star.

Have you met this chick yet?

She is one of the best social media content creators I've seen in a while and her batching game is on. freakin'. point.

So when I heard her talk about her process for creating a MONTH'S worth of social media content in a day, I knew I had to bring her on the show.

Because let's keep it real: Sometimes social media content creation can feel like a chore!

And it's about time we all got a system in place that allowed us to show up and shine on social without having to rack our brains for witty things to say.

Itching to get your hands on a simple process that allows you to create more in less time?

Click. Dat. Play button, baby!

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/create-month-social-media-content-one-day-jasmine-star/


Facebook Live. Instagram Live. YouTube Live. Periscope. <-- is that even still a thing?

Whichever platform you use, there is one thing that is abundantly clear: Livestreaming is here, and it ain't goin' anywhere anytime soon.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/how-to-use-livestreaming/

And while the idea of broadcasting live on the internet can make some webpreneurs break out in a cold sweat, it is quickly becoming one of the best and most direct ways to talk TO (not AT) your audience in real-time.

If you believe in building connection with your brand (this is totally our jam, btw) and you want to learn how to do this effectively with livestreaming AND use your broadcasts to convert viewers into customers, you're gonna want to stop what you're doing and give this bad boy a listen.

Because in this episode we are bringing Luria Petrucci onto the show and talking about how to use livestreaming strategically so that every broadcast you do is purposeful, engaging and benefits your business.

Sound like your jam?

You know what to do.


A little 2 years ago I made a big, bold claim that Facebook pages were dead to me and I was going all in on Facebook groups.

And man, did I go all in.

From creating my group from the ground up and growing it to over 44,000 entrepreneurs in less than 2 years, I was all. about. groups.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/how-to-use-facebook-groups-to-grow-your-business/ 

Your Next Steps:

FREE HOOKUP: Grab your 7 Conversation Sparkers to Engage Your Group Members

Get your FREE copy of 16 Ways to Screw Your 9-to-5!

Take a spin through The Escape Plan!

Come join our Free FB Group

Subscribe to the show and get notified via FB message when a new episode goes live!

Direct download: _EP_10_How_To_Maximize_FB_Groups_to_Grow_Your_Business_in_2018.mp3
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Facebook.

Ohhhhh man it can be a source of frustration, can’t it?

I mean, reach is down.

It’s noisy in the newsfeed.

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/use-facebook-to-grow-your-business/ 

And there is a hardcore belief that you have to “pay to play” just to make Facebook work for you and your business.

But is that really the case?

In this episode, we’re diving into the Facebook Trifecta and how to play Facebook’s game so that you not only get rewarded with reach, but your message gets in front of the people who need it and you build an organic audience of believers.

So what the eff is the Trifecta and how can you use it in your business?

Click play, homie!

Your Next Steps:


So you know how last week we talked about building your website traffic with 3 really simple strategies?

Well, what happens if you don’t actually know where your audience is hanging out online?

What I mean is…

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/find-your-audience-online/

How are you going to build traffic and get in front of them if you’re unsure of what platforms they use, what sites they visit and what words they are searching on Goggle to find your competitors?

If you’ve ever struggled to figure this out and are “winging it” and hoping for the best, this episode is for you.

Why?

Because we’re giving you a straightforward system you can put into play today to find where your dream customers are hanging out so you can stop wasting time and get in front of them asap.

No headaches. No complicated procedures.

Just pure market research.

Sounds sexy, doesn’t it?

 

Your Next Steps:

Direct download: _EP_8_How_To_Figure_Out_Where_Your_Audience_is_Hanging_Out_Online.mp3
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So there you are with a wicked idea you know is going to straight up kill it online, but no matter what you do your website traffic just isn’t budging.

Which is frustrating AF, am I right?

So what’s a Scroupie to do if you know you need to get your message out there and in front of the people who are perfectly aligned with what you have to say and sell?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/get-first-1000-website-visitors/

Simple.

You give this episode a listen because in this bad boy we’ve got 3 seriously rad and easy-to-implement website traffic strategies that will help you get more visits to your site, without you having to pay for ads, sponsorship or any other ridiculously high-priced “shortcuts”.

Best of all, anyone can make these work with just a few hours a week!

So let’s cut the chit chat and talk traffic, shall we?

Your Next Steps:

Direct download: _EP_7_How_To_Get_Your_First_1_000_Website_Visitors.mp3
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Have you ever been told that you need to hire a coach in order to start a business online?

Or that you should hire an expensive designer just to help you launch a website?

Or that you should run FB ads because it’s such an “easy” way to grow your business?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/online-business-tools/ 

I’m going to go ahead and assume that at least a few of you have.

And honestly? It drives Josh and I craaaaazzzzyyyy!

Why?

Because straight up? Starting your business online does NOT have to be expensive or hard or frustrating or put you into debt.

In fact, you can get started building your business TODAY with just 3 tools that will cost you less than $100.

For real.

Wanna know what they are?

Hit that play button, homie! 

Your Next Steps:

Direct download: _EP_6_The_3_Must_Have_Tools_You_Need_To_Screw_Your_9-to-5.mp3
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Be honest with me for a sec, Scroupies!

Have you ever looked up after months and months of working on your business and wonder why it’s not working yet?

Why you’re not really building traffic?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/idea-validation/ 

Why your email list isn’t really growing?

And why the actual f*ck you’re not making money yet when everyone told you it was supposed to be “easy”?

Dude. We get it.

We’ve been there.

And we’ve struggled to build momentum and get results in our businesses.

Which is why we know how freakin’ crucial this episode is to dive into.

Why?

Because in this episode we’re talking about how to validate your business idea (whether you’ve started or not) so you know if it can actually make bank online or if you should cut your losses and find a new idea.

Need a little idea inspiration (and validation) in your life so you know whether or not to keep going?

Hit that play button below or take a little scroll up and pop the audio-only podcast into your eardrums.

Because it’s time to stop winging it.

 

Your Next Steps:

Direct download: _EP_5_How_To_Find_and_Validate_an_Idea_for_Your_Online_Business.mp3
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Let’s talk about inner critics, shall we, Scroupies?

I mean, if we’re keeping it real, we all have one.

And sometimes it can feel deafeningly loud.

From wondering whether you’ll really be able to do this whole online business thing…

To stressing over putting yourself out there into the cyber-world…

To wondering what your friends and family, hell, the entire internet (!) will think if it doesn’t work out…

Inner critics can be a real beyatch.

Which is why I wanted to shake things up today and call in some mindset reinforcements.

What am I talking about?

The Screw Shrink (Heather Gray), of course!

And if you’re thinking “what the eff is a Screw Shrink?”, don’t sweat. We break it down in this episode AND Heather and I deep-dive into some of the most common fears a lot of us entrepreneurs (and wantrepreneurs) have when deciding to put themselves out there and really go for their dreams.

If you’ve ever felt alone in this journey and wondering if anyone else has ever struggled with the sometimes paralyzing fears and anxieties, give that play button a click.

Because this episode? Is a must-listen. 

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/imposter-syndrome/ 

Your Next Steps:


This one goes out to you, Scroupies if you’re feeling crunched for time to work on your business.

I mean, let’s keep it real…

When you’re still balancing a 9-to-5 job AND trying to build and grow your business, it can feel downright exhausting trying to find the time to manage it all, am I right?

Oh, and we haven’t even talked about making time for family, friends and this little thing we call LIFE.

Yeah, that.

So how can you carve out some time to build your business, without feeling like you have to sacrifice what matters most to you?

Give this episode a listen (or watch)!

Because in this week’s episode we’re dishing 3 stupid-simple time saving hacks you can use to find 10 hours a week to work in your business.

Sound like something you need to hear?

Scroll on up to the top of the page and give 'er a listen OR hit the play button on that video below and let’s get some time management hacks up in this piece!

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/time-saving-tips/

Your Next Steps:

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Take a spin through The Escape Plan!

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Yuck! Feeling strapped for cash is probably one of the most stressful feelings, isn’t it Scroupies?

I mean, when you feel tight financially it’s damn near impossible to NOT think of it.

I remember back in early 2015 things felt suuuuper uncertain financially for Josh and I and I legit could not stop obsessing over it.

From wondering how we’d pay rent to wondering what it meant for the future our business, I stressed (and ugly-cried) a lot that month.

And honestly, I don’t want you to feel that way.

Because it’s the worst.

After all, when you’re first starting your business (and the money isn’t really rollin’ yet), it can be challenging to find the cash to continue to invest in your business.

Which is why we shot this episode.

What is it?

A sweet little money-savin’ hack Josh created that will help you save $100 which you can use to start and grow your business!

*fist pump*

Wanna know what it is?

Show Notes: http://screwtheninetofive.com/3-simple-ways-to-save-money/

FREE HOOKUP: Get your copy of 16 Ways to Screw Your 9-to-5!

Take a spin through The Escape Plan!

Subscribe to the show and get notified via FB message when a new episode goes live!

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Other Resources Mentioned on the Show: 

Check out Mint.com if you're in the US or Canada

Here are 11 UK alternatives to Mint.com

Check out Pocketbook if you're in Australia and want an alternative to Mint.com

Check out NerdWallet.com and AllConnect.com if you're in the US or Canada

Take a spin through this UK alternative to NerdWallet and AllConnect

Are you Australian? Hit up CompareTheMarket.com.au as an alternative to NerdWallet

Direct download: _EP_2_3_Simple_Ways_to_Save_200_a_Month_to_Invest_In_Your_Business.mp3
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It’s officially here!! Our hawt new Screw the Nine to Five Show is live and ready for your listening (or viewing) pleasure! *pops bottles*

I’m not gonna lie, we’re pretty freakin’ stoked to be back into the world of podcasting and are itching to hear what you think!

In this episode, we took this ish back to basics and revealed a sweet 9-to-5 screwin’ roadmap we’ve been working on called the SCREW System!

It’s designed to not only help you get started, but propel you and your business forward without all the confusion, frustration and feelings of “what the eff do I do now?”.

Wanna give it a listen?

Your Next Steps:

FREE HOOKUP: Get your copy of  16 Ways to Screw Your 9-to-5!

Take a spin through The Escape Plan!

Subscribe to the show and get notified via FB message when a new episode goes live!

Come join our Free FB Group

Direct download: _EP_1_A_5-Part_Process_to_Screwing_Your_9-to-5.mp3
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