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Have you ever wondered how to take your business to the next level? Do you feel like you are doing the same thing every day and receiving the same ROI every day? It is time to shake up your entrepreneurial routine and do things bigger and bolder. It is time to get on stage.


20%–22% of small businesses fail within the first year

The failure rate for entrepreneurs has discouraged people for years, but this myth-busting stat from BLS data is one you can trust. On average, 30% of businesses will have failed by the end of their second year, and half will have closed their doors by the end of the fifth year. After a decade, only about a third of businesses will remain.

How can you stand out as an expert in your industry?

The simple answer is that you need to get in front of other people’s audiences and leverage yourself as an expert in your field.


Pitching yourself and your business on stages can be a powerful way to build your brand and attract opportunities. Here are some expert tips to help you effectively get yourself on stage and deliver compelling pitches:

  1. Identify Relevant Stages: Research events, conferences, seminars, and workshops related to your industry or niche. Look for opportunities where your target audience congregates or where industry influencers gather.

  2. Craft an Engaging Pitch: Develop a concise and captivating pitch that clearly communicates who you are, what your business does, and why your audience should care. Highlight your unique selling points and the value you offer.

  3. Tailor Your Pitch to Each Stage: Customize your pitch to fit the specific audience and theme of each event. Show organizers that you understand their audience and how your presentation aligns with their goals.

  4. Build Credibility: Establish yourself as an authority in your field by sharing valuable insights, case studies, success stories, and statistics during your pitch. Demonstrate your expertise and credibility to gain the trust of your audience.

  5. Practice, Practice, Practice: Rehearse your pitch until it flows naturally and confidently. Practice in front of a mirror, with friends or colleagues, or record yourself to identify areas for improvement.

  6. Start Small: Begin by speaking at local meetups, workshops, or small conferences to gain experience and build your confidence. As you refine your speaking skills and grow your reputation, you can aim for larger stages.

  7. Network with Organizers: Connect with event organizers through social media, industry associations, or networking events. Build relationships with them and express your interest in speaking at their events. Offer to provide value to their audience.

  8. Utilize Your Network: Leverage your existing network to get introductions or recommendations to event organizers. Reach out to mentors, colleagues, or industry contacts who may have connections in the event planning community.

  9. Create Compelling Content: Produce high-quality content through blogs, videos, podcasts, or social media that showcase your expertise and thought leadership. Event organizers often look for speakers who have a strong online presence and can attract attendees.

  10. Follow-Up: After delivering your pitch, follow up with event organizers and attendees to thank them for the opportunity and gather feedback. Maintain relationships with organizers for potential future speaking engagements.

  11. Be Persistent but Respectful: If you don’t get selected for a particular event, don’t be discouraged. Keep refining your pitch and applying to relevant opportunities. Be persistent in pursuing speaking opportunities while respecting the decisions of event organizers.


Landing a speaking gig is a surefire way to start monetizing your brand. Here are our favorite tips to launch your speaking career. We put a lot of energy into our brands and what we know to be true is when you speak on stage, you have the power to leverage your expertise, monetize your business, and grow exponentially. Public speaking gives you access to prove your viability and interact with stakeholders. While this seems like a no-brainer, it can be terrifying for a lot of creative entrepreneurs. Here is where you start⬇️

  1. Toastmasters- Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that builds confidence and teaches public speaking skills through a worldwide network of clubs that meet online and in person. This is a great place to receive feedback in realtime.

  2. Speaker One Sheet- A speaker one sheet, otherwise known as a “speaker sheet” or “one-pager,” is a one-page document (one or two-sided) explaining who you are, what you speak about, and why the event planner reading it should hire you. In other words, your one sheet is a brief resume of your speaking experience.

  3. Start talking everywhere for free- i.e. Library, schools, Chamber of Commerce Events. The more you speak in front of audiences the more confidence you will gain, as well as an audience hungry for your knowledge.

  4. Sign up for eSpeakers Bureau (or a qualified speakers bureau)- Speakers bureaus connect qualified speakers with event planners. Create a powerful profile and connect with potential speaking gigs.

  5. Look for Speaker Calls — Research speaker calls online. Many conferences post a speaker call (request for speakers) on their websites. Look for conferences in your niche and start pitching them.

You Got This- Jules

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How To Make Money On Patreon

As a creative entrepreneur, it is so important that we maximize our creativity and monetize our special skills and talents. This is why I love Patreon. Patreon offers a platform in which you can monetize your content, innovations and, skillsets that result in a monthly reoccurring revenue. (MMR IS EVERYTHING FOR ENTREPRENEURS).

Think of Patreon as a social media platform that allows you the autonomy to offer exclusive content, extra advice and, behind-the-scenes intel that your audience is craving behind a paywall.

In the digital age, creators are finding innovative ways to share their talents, skills, and passions with the world. Whether you're an artist, musician, writer, podcaster, or any other kind of content creator, platforms like Patreon offer a unique opportunity to monetize your work directly from your audience. With its subscription-based model, Patreon has become a powerful tool for creators to connect with their fans, build a community, and generate a sustainable income. If you're considering using Patreon to make money, here's a comprehensive guide to help you get started.

Understanding Patreon

Patreon is a membership platform that allows creators to earn money from their fans or "patrons." Unlike traditional crowdfunding platforms where creators receive one-time donations, Patreon operates on a recurring revenue model. Patrons pledge to support creators on a monthly-basis, providing them with a steady income stream. In return, creators offer various perks and rewards to their patrons, such as exclusive content, behind-the-scenes access, merchandise, and personalized interactions.

Patreon offers a solution for creative entrepreneurs who are looking to make more money.

Getting Started

  1. Set Up Your Account: The first step is to create a Patreon account. Choose a memorable username and complete your profile with a compelling bio, profile picture, and links to your other social media accounts and websites.

  2. Define Your Goals and Offerings: Determine what kind of content you want to create and what value you can offer to your patrons. Consider what exclusive perks and rewards you can provide to incentivize people to support you.

  3. Tiered Membership Levels: Create tiered membership levels with varying benefits and price points. This allows patrons to choose the level of support that aligns with their budget and interests. Common tier names include "Basic," "Premium," and "VIP," each offering escalating benefits.

Building Your Patreon Page

  1. Craft Compelling Content: Your Patreon page is your storefront, so make it visually appealing and informative. Use high-quality images, videos, and graphics to showcase your work and communicate your value proposition to potential patrons.

  2. Write Engaging Descriptions: Clearly articulate what patrons can expect by supporting you, including the benefits they'll receive at each membership tier. Use persuasive language to encourage people to become patrons.

  3. Promote Your Page: Share your Patreon page across your social media channels, website, email newsletter, and other platforms where you have a presence. Encourage your existing audience to support you on Patreon and explain how their contributions will enable you to create more and better content.

Engaging with Your Patrons

  1. Fulfill Your Promises: Deliver on the perks and rewards you promised to your patrons in a timely manner. Consistently provide exclusive content and engage with your community to keep them satisfied and motivated to continue their support.

  2. Communicate Regularly: Keep your patrons informed about your latest projects, upcoming releases, and behind-the-scenes updates. Foster a sense of exclusivity and belonging by making them feel like valued members of your inner circle.

  3. Solicit Feedback: Listen to your patrons' feedback and suggestions for how you can improve your Patreon offerings. Use polls, surveys, and Q&A sessions to gather input and involve your community in decision-making processes.

Maximizing Your Earnings

  1. Offer Special Promotions: Run limited-time promotions or discounts to incentivize new patrons to sign up or existing patrons to upgrade to higher tiers. Consider offering exclusive merchandise or experiences as rewards for reaching certain milestones.

  2. Diversify Your Offerings: Experiment with different types of content, merchandise, and subscription tiers to appeal to a broader audience. Test out new ideas and solicit feedback to see what resonates most with your patrons.

  3. Collaborate with Other Creators: Partner with other creators in your niche to cross-promote each other's Patreon pages and expand your reach. Collaborative projects and joint events can attract new patrons who are fans of your collaborators.

Patreon provides creators with a flexible and sustainable way to monetize their work while building a loyal community of supporters. By offering exclusive perks and rewards, engaging with your patrons, and continually providing value, you can leverage Patreon to turn your passion into a profitable venture. With dedication, creativity, and strategic planning, you can unlock the full potential of Patreon and achieve financial success as a content creator. So, seize the opportunity, uplevel your creativity, and start monetizing your passion on Patreon today!

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In the era of constant distraction, reality television has entrenched itself as a staple in our entertainment landscape. From the allure of the Kardashians to the saga of Sister Wives, we are drawn to the drama of others like moths to a flame. But why do we continue to tune in, and at what price does this obsession come?

According to, there exists a complex relationship between viewers and the reality TV phenomenon. Nearly four in ten individuals indulge in some form of reality TV, yet a significant portion feel compelled to hide their guilty pleasure. Surprisingly, a considerable number of adult men compare their lives to those of reality stars, while young Americans find inspiration in their on-screen antics. The statistics paint a vivid picture of a diverse audience captivated by the trials and triumphs of reality TV celebrities.

Having worked closely with reality TV personalities, including stars from The Real Housewives and TLC, I've observed a curious dichotomy. We idolize these stars, yet recoil from the notion of emulating their lives entirely. Entranced by the glitz and glamour, we vicariously experience their highs and lows, investing deeply in their scripted dramas and celebrating their victories.


Consider the behemoth that is Bravo's Housewives franchise. From the onset, cast members understand the toll fame may take on their relationships, be it through divorce, estrangement, or tragedy.

Take Kyle Richards, for instance. Her journey on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been fraught with the strain of familial estrangement and the profound loss of her best friend to suicide. Rumors swirl about the state of her marriage to Mauricio Umansky, further highlighting the sacrifices made in the pursuit of reality TV stardom.

Or consider Teresa Giudice, the enduring figurehead of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Her tenure has been marked by legal troubles, incarceration, divorce, and the devastating loss of her parents, all played out under the unforgiving glare of the public eye.

Then there's Kim Zolciak-Biermann, the vivacious star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, whose whirlwind romance with Kroy Biermann has faced its share of financial woes and speculation about their future.

In scrutinizing these narratives, one must ponder: Does the misfortune of others serve to validate our own comparatively mundane lives? Are we, as viewers, unwittingly sacrificing the well-being of these celebrity figures at the altar of our entertainment?

As we continue to grapple with these questions, it becomes imperative to reassess our relationship with reality TV. While the allure of escapism is undeniable, we mustn't lose sight of the human cost behind the glitz and glamour. In a world enamored with manufactured drama, perhaps it's time to pause and reflect on the true value of our entertainment choices.

⭐For more insight into all things media, join me on my quest to deliver everything you need to know to understand the media today. The media is a fickle business and without it- we are living a life of disinformation. Let's band together and do this the right way.

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