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Monica Gokey, Radio Producer

Monica Gokey, Radio Producer: Episode 14 Monica Gokey became location independent after realizing that being a traditional radio producer wasn’t conducive to the family life she wanted. So, she went freelance and over time realized that if she was going to build the career she wanted, she was going to have to become more focused and productive in the time she had. So, she did. Monica now does her radio production work while on her ...
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Victoria Yampolsky, Startup Advisor

Victoria Yampolsky, Startup Advisor: Episode 13 Victoria Yampolsky is the president of Startup Station where she takes her passion for math and helps new startups develop valuations that they can take to investors to secure their first (or next) round of funding. An interest in the sciences and later maths points to something important about Victoria, she loves facts, and in her line of work, it’s the facts that get the money. ...
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Margaret Tra, Music Publicist

Margaret Tra, Music Publicist: Episode 12 Margaret Tra is an Australian music publicist currently traveling in Europe. She felt a bit lost at first, looking for a fulfilling career and seeing her parents expectations for her following a different path. Ultimately, her degree in PR and love of music found her doing publicity for musician friends and word of mouth brought her more clients. Today you can find Margaret at stimulateyoursoul.com ...
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Mari Johnson, Data Analyst

Mari Johnson, Data Analyst: Episode 11 As a child, Mari Johnson wanted to be a librarian, a makeup artist, a dancer, and a journalist. She made it through all of those and got a call from a journalist friend who had gotten into advertising operations and needed someone who could handle very focused work. Networking isn’t’ just about handing out cards at conferences. You can find Mari on Twitter.     Keeping Sane with ...
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Michelle Ward, Career Coach

Michelle Ward, Career Coach: Episode 10 Michelle Ward spent years pursuing a musical theatre career and when she realized that the life she was chasing wasn’t the one she wanted, she couldn’t find anyone to whelp her make the shift she needed. So she became that person. Michelle is The When I Grow Up Coach, helping creative women discover, launch, and build their dream businesses. Now you can find her at whenigrowupcoach.com as ...
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Laura Roeder, Founder

Laura Roeder, Founder: Episode 9 Laura Roeder is the founder of MeetEdgar, a social media scheduling service and the first one to allow users to set up evergreen content to cycle through. You can find her on Twitter and you can find MeetEdgar on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and, on meetedgar.com.         Fully Remote Team Laura started MeetEdgar as fully remote, from the beginning. The team works across the US time zones, ...
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Ikiah McGowan, Community Fundraising Manager

Ikiah McGowan, Community Fundraising Manager: Episode 8 Ikiah McGowan is a community fundraising manager who uses her marketing and relationship building skills to bring in funds for social good. She found a managerial role that she was able to do from home, giving her the flexibility of being remote with the benefits of a traditional workplace. You can soon find Ikiah at her site ikiah.com.     Becoming a Philanthropist Beyond ...
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Alana Zivanovic, Events Director

Alana Zivanovic, Events Director: Episode 7 Alana Zivanovic always wanted to be a performer and eventually became a singer, but when a contract got canceled, she found herself working in events planning in Thailand. She quickly discovered that not only did she enjoy the work, but it was fulfilling. It seems unusual, planning events for a certain location, while being location independent, but it turns out that very little of the work needs ...
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Amy Scott, Editor

Amy Scott, Editor: Episode 6 Amy Scott is a freelance editor at nomadeditorial.com, where she works with authors in all stages of the writing process. She quit her job at a publishing company and took off on an around the world trip in 2004, which led her to hang out her own shingle the next year. Amy also runs nomadtopia.com where she has a membership community and her own podcast, Nomadtopia.       Coming Full Circle Amy ...
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Elizabeth Potts Weinstein, Small Business Attorney

Elizabeth Potts Weinstein, Small business Attorney: Episode 5 Elizabeth Potts Weinstein is a fully remote small business attorney. She started in the sciences and made her way to patent law, then financial planning, and finally here, to small business law. You can find her at elizabethpw.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Also, I wanted to share my favorite post from her blog, What To Do If You Get a Cease & Desist Letter: Have a ...