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Amy Simpkins, Renewable Energy Consultant

Amy Simpkins, Renewable Energy Consultant: Episode 32 Amy Simpkins started out as an aerospace engineer. After realizing that strategic thinking covers many fields, Amy got into business. Once she coached her husband into starting his own venture, she joined him as CEO. You can find her at mugrid.com, amysimpkins.com, and bizinsideout.com.       Government Programs The US Department of Energy had a program called the Solar in ...
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Julie Waterkotte, Stationer

Julie Waterkotte, Stationer: Episode 31 Julie Waterkotte is a stationer who works from home. She uses her artistic talents to design custom wedding suites and other types of stationery with creative flair and personality. You can find her at oddlotpaperie.com as well as on Facebook and Instagram.       New Uses for Old Skills Julie has been an artist her entire life, first going to art college and later working in advertising, ...
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Kayla Kurin, Yoga Instructor

Kayla Kurin, Yoga Instructor: Episode 30 Kayla Kurin got into yoga as a way of supporting her overall health and dealing with a chronic health issue. Realizing she could help others and travel at the same time was a bonus. You can find Kayla at arogayoga.com, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Kayla also has a free ten day yoga challenge for creatives.       Focusing In When Kayla started her business, she did SEO, a mailing ...
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Getting Started, What do I Do?

Getting Started, What do I Do?: Episode 29 Getting started with your location independent life can feel overwhelming. What can I do as a career? What should I charge? will my prices scare off clients? Can I do this? In order: Any number of things, more than you think, if you’re doing it right, and yes – yes you can!       I Don’t Have Any Skills Oh, darling, that is such a con job. You don’t have any ...
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Casey Marriott, Digital Marketer

Casey Marriott, Digital Marketer: Episode 28 Casey Marriott found her way into journalism and then into the digital world. Casey has built a career for herself, figuring it out as she goes, adding skills as she finds ones that interest her. You can find her on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as on her business pages parotas.com and mexlocal.com       Traveling to Find Your Path After finishing her gap year, ...
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Donna Long, Travel Writer

Donna Long, Travel Writer: Episode 27 Donna Long started her location independent life after her kids left home. She knew she wanted to travel and explore, and becoming a travel writer fit her skills as well as her passion. Though the road to freelance writing can be hard, Donna wants you to remember that if writing is what you want to do, keep going, you’ll get there. You can find Donna at empty-nestopia.com, on Instagram, Twitter, ...
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Elena Manavis, Business Developer

Elena Manavis, Business Developer: Episode 26 Elena Manavis started out in theater and it has served her well. The communication skills she picked up help her every day in getting her message across to help struggling business owners solve problems they may not have even known they had. Most days, you can find Elena on LinkedIn.     Your Business as What You Do not Who You Are Many of us start out thinking of our businesses as our ...
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Linnea Molander, Dating Coach

Linnea Molander, Dating Coach: Episode 25 Linnea Molander started out pursuing musical theater, took a detour as an airport bus driver then found a neuroscience-based university program for coaching. With a focus on happiness and attachment psychology everything tied in just right for her to start her dating coach business while still in school. You can find Linnea at happydating.se in Swedish and on linneamolander.com in English.   ...
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Melody Spencer, Marketing Mentor

Melody Spencer, Marketing Mentor: Episode 24 Melody Spencer is a marketing mentor who started out as an administrative assistant. She took what she had learned in her marketing studies and applied them to the then new world of digital marketing and went out on her own. You can find Melody at swiftlysocial.com and on her podcast Biz Babes with Soul, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.     Client Expectations When you start out, ...
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Mary Tomasso, Content Creator

Mary Tomasso, Content Creator: Episode 23 Mary Tomasso is a content creator from Italy. In addition to her content creation work, Mary also created the first virtual assistant training course in Italian. She is now learning about conversation design, helping AI interact with people. You can find her at her site marytomasso.com, and on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook     Letting Go and Delegating If you take on too much, raise ...