Nov 19, 2014
We are joined this week by the mega-talented comedian, actress and creative entrepreneur, Jessica Brodkin. Jessica has been on VEEP, House of Cards, PBS’s The Truth About Money, National Geographic's
Brain Games, Investigation Discovery, and CNN’s Congressional
Correspondents Dinner. She performs stand up at comedy clubs, theaters,
and comedy festivals around the country.
Jessica's stand-up career has a lot of momentum thanks to a lot of talent, hard work and business strategy. We discuss how she aggressively pursues opportunities, weeds out the ones that don't make sense and is on a path to create her own. Jessica's entrepreneurial mindset and strategic approach to her art will inspire to comedians, artists and creatives of all types. Please make sure to read Jessica's book recommendation, Playing Big by Tara Mohr!
To ease her transition to the Big Apple, we invited Gaugh (pronounced "guy") Glover of Four Leaf Glover Life Coaching to come on the show and give Jessica some career coaching. It doesn't go exactly as planned, but I think we all got a lot out of it--even Jessica!
Special Thanks to Jamal Newman for bringing Gaugh Glover to life for us. Jamal is a DC improviser, Stand-Up Comic and Ugly Hollywood Sketch Writer. Follow him on Twitter and subscribe to him on youtube!
Nov 11, 2014
This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast we talk to fellow podcaster, John PapaGeorgiou of the Papa's Basement Podcast. John has been podcasting since 2007 and is passionate about the medium. Our discussion this episode is about how to build a loyal fan base in order to become a successful, creative brand. Bow down to all the genius in this episode!
Want more audience? Try These Tips from The JellyVision Show #151:
- Cling to your first fans and nurture them as much as possible by engaging with them. They are the base to your success stew!
- Use Reddit!
- Get as many Likes on Facebook and Followers on Twitter as possible and make sure to let them know what you do through active engagement.
- Be Consistent and Log In More Hours
- Stickers are better than business cards for creatives because they are cheaper and can end up in unlikely places
- Know who your audience is so you can connect with the people who want to consume your creative product
- Think creatively--Tim's Instagram plan and Alexis' Vine Plan are good examples!
Nov 5, 2014
This week we talk to accidental FilmMaker and Soon-to-Be Podcaster, Michael Dougherty about having the balls to get his first film, a Firefly Fan Film, blessed by Joss Whedon. Michael also shares how the film raised $117,000 for charity and how he got to hang out with Joss.. Since then, Michael has continued to make films with Big Damn Films as well as provide consulting services on crowdfunding strategy. He is about to launch his first podcast, Your Crowdfunding Sucks, in order to help more people launch successful crowdfunding campaigns.
We also discuss creative ways to get your business started with very little money. Joining the conversation is Coco Furnell, designer of fashionable squirrel sweaters and small business owner of Bushy Treasures where she sells handmade, cat-hair sweaters for upper middle class squirrels. Coco is currently, creatively funding her business by accepting dares for money. She is nuts for her business! We dare you not to get one of her sweaters!
No Excuses Tips! Anyone Can Start a Business for Under $200!
- Take on a Side Business or Job to gain access to a similar, but larger audience
- Use a FREE Wordpress Site or Facebook Pagefor your initial web presence
- Look for Promo Codes for GoDaddy to get a cheap Domain Name: Such as solo349 (Get a Domain name for $3.49)
- Get a Logo and more for just $5 on Fiverr
- Create Gigs on Fiverr to build your client base, resume and portfolio
- Tell all your friends, family and strangers what you are doing...repeatedly
- Set Up a free PayPal account so you are ready to accept payments!
Oct 21, 2014
As a creative entrepreneur, should you start a podcast? Is their a correct way to be a podcast consumer? This week on The JellyVision Show Podcast, Tim and Jelly take some time to discuss the benefits of podcasting and share their podcast lessons and struggles. The discussion begins after they give shout outs to former guests & friends who have recently started their own podcasts. This list includes Tim Trueheart himself! Please take some time to check out these fresh podcasts from cool people!
Tim Trueheart's Solo Podcast!: Trueheart
Karl Boehm from Episode #63: launched The Spiral Marketing Podcast
Mab Just Mab from Episode #58: launched the Goblin Talk Podcast
Justin Mclaughlin from Episode #112: launched the EOS10 Podcast
Porkchop Volcano from Multiple Episodes: launched the SweetWhistle County Podcast
We also make a soft announcement! We are putting together the very first DC Podfest May 1-3rd 2015. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being part of DC Podfest. The weekend will be a celebration of podcasting for existing podcasters, future podcasters and podcast fans. Stay tuned for lots of exciting news & announcements coming soon!