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The Make Money Your Honey Podcast

How do you build a business that is both profitable and enjoyable? Each Tuesday, join Amanda Abella, top sales trainer and business coach for women, as she interviews guests who are making big money, having an impact and having a good time doing it. If you have a business, want to start a business or simply want to build wealth with a no-nonsense approach this podcast is for you.
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Jan 18, 2022

Tylor Sparks lights up the small business scene with her line of eco-friendly and natural sexy toys, lotions, and lubes! Discover how she created the largest BIPOC black woman-owned business in the United States by taking the chemicals and harmful products out and putting Organic Lovin back in! 

Meet Taylor Sparks

Taylor Sparks, “Mariposa,” is a passionate erotic educator and sex goddess certified in holistic aromatherapy and human behavior.  Taylor launched Organic Loven, and her company has become one of the largest BIPOC owned online intimacy shops.  Organic Loven specializes in improving adults’ sexual wellness and enhances sex lives via organic intimate body products, body-safe sex toy materials, sex-positive books, and erotic educational seminars.

The Sexual Toy Niche Taylor Decided to Fill with Her Business

While many of the lubes and lotions were filled with chemicals and the intimate body products were naughty toys, Taylor wanted to create a body-friendly line. Today, Taylor and her team sell over a thousand products and represent over 200 brands shipped worldwide. As a result of her success, Organic Lovin is the largest black-owned online organic intimacy shop in America to date.

Selling Products from Inside Her Community

"We were already traveling in the ethical non-monogamy community, as an open lifestyle couple."  

With her background in aromatherapy and organic skincare, she knew that Organic Lovin would go over big with open-minded sex, positive people. "So once I started with the central body massagers, I just looked for other things to sell, but I wanted that same foundation of organic."

Listen in to discover this episode’s takeaways, including:

How she built her non-monogamous lifestyle community
The importance of sex education for her clients
Her spin on selling sex toys and talking about the taboo subject of sex
Using sex as the center of self-improvement


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/sex-sells-with-taylor-sparks-of-organic-lovin

Jan 11, 2022

After reading the Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris, Tyler Wagner decided to drop out of college and start his own journey. Being a student with over $80,000 in debt, he didn't have the resources to attend big conferences. Instead, he wanted to go for coaching. Six months later, Tyler contacted event organizers asking for a free ticket to their event. Almost every 100+ events gave him a ticket to their conference. On one occasion, in particular, Mastermind Talks, he met Tim Ferriss backstage.

On His Book, Conference Crushing

After attending these events, Tyler wrote his first book, Conference Crushing - a 70-page guide on networking in events. Going from a dropout to best-selling author, the people who doubted Tyler would make it after becoming a college dropout were now paying attention.

At this point, Tyler was getting paid to speak on stage. So he also started his own tribe, Authors Unite. "I started out with one-on-one coaching that was a low ticket item. At first, it was great." Then his time became minimal with global clients when he realized he hit the ceiling. So Tyler decided to create online courses to scale his business at high-ticket pricing for their book marketing services.

From ghostwriting to book editing, PR, marketing, and media kits, Author's Unite brings the critical services a severe author needs to write, edit, publish and market their book - no matter their industry or vertical.

Listen in to discover this episode’s takeaways, including:

Finding work-life balance
How he scaled his business
Business building and passive income
His best book marketing and publishing advice


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/marketing-your-book-with-tyler-wagner

Jan 4, 2022

Molly Trotter is on the Make Money Your Honey Podcast episode today! She works with service-based entrepreneurs to gain confidence on camera using their authentic voice, which she loves to do. Unfortunately, not enough people speak up and speak out when we get the wrong messages from society. Find out how Molly emboldens her clients and uses their authentic voice to make a difference in the world.  

Meet Molly Trotter

A former television news anchor, Molly has helped thousands of people share their stories unapologetically. After she left the news industry, she found her calling to support service-based entrepreneurs to gain confidence on camera using their authentic voice to build their authority online using a method she learned. Her secret to her success is pairing confidence on video with a high-end social media strategy to attract dream clients! Molly is also the Co-Founder of Girl Power Alliance, helping Christian Women in Business grow in their faith and business with God at the center.

Building Authority and Credibility in Yourself

Do you have the authority and credibility you need to be seen as an expert? Molly works with women to build that authority and credibility to be competent on camera because video is absolutely king in marketing.

Being a Christian woman business owner, her purpose and passion are in working with women to grow their entrepreneurship and step into their calling. Molly works with them to provide the legacy they want in a place where they feel good and comfortable.

Listen in to discover this episode’s takeaways, including:

  • Why you need to make mistakes in business
  • The fear of cancel culture
  • Personal responsibility and how it applies to your platform
  • Money is neutral and how faith plays a part in acquiring money
  • Taking action to achieve your desired lifestyle
  • Using your intuition as a superpower

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/building-authority-through-your-authentic-voice-with-molly-trotter

Dec 28, 2021

Let's recap 2021 - not as crazy as 2020, but still with enough surprises in this last year's journey that it's worth mentioning. So let's look back at 2021 and review what worked, what didn't, and what I predict will be big in 2022! Last year, my business doubled in revenue from the previous year, and 2022 will be a seven-figure year for MMYH. 

 

Fulfilling Your Company's Vision

 

I had a vision for this business and how I wanted to create my company, and by March of 2021, the world started opening up again. With so much demand for people wanting to start their own businesses, this has provided and put my company in a great position - and the most crucial part - we were ready for success! So lesson number one is always following your intuition because my intuition has been guiding timelines and direction of my business.

 

Listen in to discover this episode’s takeaways, including:

  • Why you need to trust the team-building process
  • Learning about paid ads and how I used them to launch
  • How I decided to invest in going to and putting on big events
  • The importance of team development within a business
  • Building a sustainable business in 2022
  • Work-life balance debate
  • And how I’m stepping into myself - and loving it!

For more information, visit the show notes at https://amadaabella.com/2021-year-in-review

 

Dec 21, 2021

This podcast episode we review the great takeaways my guests have shared with me during podcast interviews. So listen in to get a 2021 guest interview takeaway!

Listen in to discover great interview takeaways, including:

  • Courtney and Her Four Primary Systems
  • Joe Sanok Four Day Work Week
  • Patrice Washington and How You Can Bounce Back When You've Lost Everything
  • Fabienne on Business Scaling
  • Getting Over Your Fear of Sales with Caitlin Donor
  • Achieving Business Success with Nikki Novo
  • Michael Anthony Coaching Adult Survivors of Abuse


For links to all of the episodes mentioned, go to https://www.amandaabella.com/2021-interview-year-in-review

Dec 14, 2021

Do you have lots of bullshit in your life? Think about who you let into your personal and professional circles. Do they bring your drama or support?

If you have negative people in your life, you need to cut them out because they are the roadblock for you becoming successful. You need to cut out the bullshit in your life because negative people, habits, and influences prevent you from achieving who you are meant to become.

The truth is, if your personal life is a fucking mess, your business is probably going to be a mess.

If you're around people who are not supportive, life will be complicated and challenging. If you are around people who don't respect you, it will be tough to be successful and build the business and go where you want to go.

If you don't figure out what your standards are financial, in your relationships, in your life, and your business, you're going to have drama and chaos in life and business.

Listen in to discover how to set your standards within your power. In addition, you’ll learn:

Why creating boundaries is the most important aspect to acquiring wealth
How to make boundaries
Areas in business and personal life that you’ll want to create boundaries

For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/creating-boundaries-to-keep-the-bullshit-out-of-your-life

Dec 7, 2021

This past year, 2021, has been better than 2020 on many different levels.
I decided that if my team could get through 2020, then 2021 would be good. One of the reasons that 2021 has been better is because I practice being decisive.
Many of you have recently asked me, 'Amanda, how are you so confident? How do you get results so fast?' I'm going to tell you right now, it's the ones who are fucking decisive.

Patrice Washington recently came on to my podcast. She mentioned that the one characteristic wealth is attracted to is decisiveness.

So many people either don't make decisions or make decisions unconsciously.
To build the life, wealth, and money you want, you have to fucking decide that that's your going to be your life. Now, this gets a little scary for people because many people are like, oh, rich people are evil.

We have all these stories about our relationship to money. Money trips people up and creates and digs up many emotions for people.

Listen in to discover why making a decision equates to more money! In addition, you’ll learn:

  • How to work on your money mindset
  • Why money is a neutral life factor
  • Making sacrifices to earn money
  • Why you shouldn’t reduce your ticket prices to make more money
  • How to work with a coach to change your money mindset

For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/how-to-build-wealth-by-being-decisive

Nov 30, 2021

Today, I want to speak from my heart and give back and let you in on how we created six figures in sales revenue in just 90 short days! First, I want to be clear that these figures are based on sales contracts.

These sales contracted over a hundred thousand dollars, but this didn't happen overnight. So I want to give you not only the basics but dive deeper into the details of how I made six figures in 90 days because I'm noticing in online spaces that people are not going deep enough to get results.

Build a Vision for Your Business

Vision is critical because you need to know what you want out of your life to get there successfully. Everybody says they want money, success, and wealth, but what does that mean?

Even though many people say they want money, success, and wealth, they don't have a target or goal they are shooting towards. So you need to have clarity because you need an end goal in mind. Once you understand what you want, create your vision around your goals. Then, you have a finish line to cross. This is extremely important, particularly when times get tough; you want to hold onto that vision to get you through those rough spots in your business.

Listen in to discover why you need to research less and take action more! In addition, you’ll learn:

  • Why hire a business coach to shortcut you to your success
  • How to trade your time for money
  • The importance of having boundaries in business relationships
  • Why you need to do your personal shadow work
  • Building systems for the long game of business success

For more information, visit the show notes at https://https://amandaabella.com/my-six-figure-month 

Nov 23, 2021

I've been experimenting with a four-day workweek for the past 18 months, which is why I'm excited to bring you Joe Sanok, who is the author of Thursday is the New Friday. In today's episode, Joe talks about how our calendar came about, work styles, and how you can utilize your work style to create your own four-day workweek.

Blame the Babylonians for a Seven Day Work Week

Since the Babylonians looked up in the sky and saw seven bright planets, they decided to make a seven-day calendar. The Romans had a 10 day calendar week, and the Egyptians had an eight-day week. "The concept of a year makes sense because that's how long it takes us to go around the sun."

The Neuroscience Around Work Productivity

"I think we're seeing some of the most effective leaders recognizing the neuroscience around how we do our best work." When we focus on tasks that are the best use of our time, we can be more productive. So now, you're starting to put all of your best energy into your best work week after week.

Meet Joe Sanok

Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday: How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want. It examines how the four-day workweek boosts creativity and productivity. Joe has been featured on Forbes, GOOD Magazine, and the Smart Passive Income Podcast. In addition, he is the host of The Practice of the Practice Podcast, which is recognized as a Top 50 Podcast worldwide with over 100,000 downloads each month.

Listen in to discover how Joe created his four-day workweek.

In addition, you’ll learn:

  • The history behind our current seven-day workweek
  • How America became a 40-hour workweek nation
  • Three main characteristics found in leaders
  • Find out which work type you work with on any given day
Nov 16, 2021

The minute I met Lara, I knew we were kindred spirits. So I'm excited about the conversation we had on a recent episode of my podcast where she shared her wisdom and knowledge about referral marketing.

Executing Your Lifestyle Design

Lifestyle design is all about executing your plan, and if you don't delegate the tasks you don't like to do, it will take you longer to reach your end goal. Period.
If you want to become a digital nomad, you need to test overseas and learn how to execute more slow travel. I've been talking about this lifestyle for about three years and had to rearrange my whole business to achieve my desired lifestyle. My first business wasn't working, so I had to think differently and have a real new identity.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is not thinking about how they want to live their lives; they only think about making money. To plan your ultimate life, you need to reverse design what you want to do. First, think about the lifestyle you want to live and then design your work around your lifestyle.

Meet Lara Wellman

Lara is a Certified Business Coach who believes small business owners can make more money, love the work they do, and still have time to enjoy their lives! Through coaching, group programs, workshops, and events, I help business owners get the clarity they need to take the right action for themselves and their businesses.

Listen in to discover how to delegate in your business, and:

  • How to be authentic and real in your business dealings
  • Designing your business model to fit your lifestyle choices
  • Creating high-ticket sales
  • How to get outside of your box to grow your business


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/building-your-business-around-your-ideal-lifestyle-with-lara-wellman

Nov 9, 2021

Last year Rachel decided she was ready for a new challenge. So she left her job to start her own sales coaching company to work with others outside the jewelry business. Find out how Rachel turned her sales experience into her sales coaching program when she started her coaching business in the middle of the pandemic!

Meet Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan is a Sales Coach who works with online entrepreneurs to close more sales without constantly looking for new clients!

Her previous experience includes working almost a decade as a Store Manager and Sales Associate for a fine jewelry company. As a Store Manager, part of her responsibility was to hire, train, and coach her team on how to sell effectively to exceed monthly sales goals, generate repeat business, and encourage referrals.

In 2020, Rachel decided to leave her Store Manager position and start her own coaching company, Rachel Morgan Coaching, to change the negative stigma around sales actively. Instead of being icky, sleazy, and manipulative, Rachel’s mission is to create a more positive and FUN mindset around sales.

Listen in to discover how to make selling fun and:

  • How to be good at sales when you’re an introvert
  • The art of selling
  • How to use your body language to sell
  • Why you should use your social platforms as a storefront
  • The importance of appreciating your customers
  • How to onboard and train your sales representatives


For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/selling-to-serve-with-rachel-morgan

Nov 2, 2021

Patrice is a woman that's passionate about helping other women to redefine wealth for themselves. She is a financial expert and works with other women to show them that building wealth isn't about stress and struggle and strife.

Starting out in real estate at 19, she was walloped during the 2008 recession. "I literally went from a seven figure business to scraping for change." But, little did she know, this was only the beginning of her journey.

Meet Patrice Washington

Patrice is a number one best-selling author, captivating speaker, and hope-restoring coach to women who want to do good work in the world, but believe they deserve to earn damn good money doing it.

She is unapologetic for teaching women that living a disciplined, yet fulfilled life and expecting opportunities to overtake you at every turn is way freakin’ better than forcing yourself to live a Starbucks-free life of deprivation so you can “save for a rainy day.”

Patrice has been the personal finance expert of Steve Harvey’s radio and television shows since 2014, as well as, appeared in dozens of media outlets such as Dr. Oz and Fox & Friends. She has been featured in hundreds of online and print publications including the New York Post, Cosmopolitan, and Essence Magazine.

Listen in to find out how to create a better relationship with money. In addition, you’ll learn:

  • How to preserve your money mindset during economically challenging times
  • Improving your relationship with wealth
  • Why you want to own your decisions
  • Finding and fixing your identity
  • How faith has played a role in her business


For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/redefining-womens-wealth-with-patrice-washington

Oct 26, 2021

Johanna Voss and I talk about how to streamline and delegate your business and the importance of building relationships by planting that seed.

Johanna is a Pisces who lives in Denver and has been working for herself for over a decade. "And like every good entrepreneur, I've had a bunch of seemingly random pivots." For example, as a nutrition coach for women doing half marathons, she pivoted to doing strategy and operations for solo female business owners when they had become successful and established. They were looking for their next phase of growth and understanding.

Meet Johanna Voss

Johanna B. Voss is a talent manager trusted by social media influencers who want clarity on building their brands, growing their businesses, earning their worth, and planning strategically for the future. On behalf of her clients, she's closed close to three million dollars of brand deals, partnerships, and speaking engagements. Her clients have partnered with Kroger, Walmart, AARP, Little Northern Bakehouse, H&R Block, and ALDI. Negotiation is something she thoroughly enjoys, be it for her clients, friends, or strangers. Entering her 10th year of working for herself, she understands the necessary pivots entrepreneurs take along their journey.

Before her work in the talent management space, Johanna worked on the Presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry for more than seven years. Johanna is a world traveler who has lived in Spain three times and can often be found cycling Colorado's mountain ranges or asking, "What if you...?" Follow her on Instagram @johannavoss.

Listen in to find out how to delegate and streamline your business. You’ll also learn:

  • How to sell through word-of-mouth referrals
  • Why you don’t have a cap on your business income
  • The importance of building relationships and following up
  • How to plant the seeds of sales
  • Balancing out your CEO power

For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/how-to-up-level-your-business-by-using-your-goals-and-working-backwards-with-johanna-voss

Oct 19, 2021

Courtney Elmer talks about how to create processes so your business can run effectively and efficiently.

Listen in to discover how to create systems and processes, why mindset is only a part of your business growth, and the four primary business systems every entrepreneur needs to run your business successfully. 

Meet Courtney Elmer

Courtney Elmer is CEO of The EffortLESS Life®, and every year she helps hundreds of entrepreneurs simplify and scale their business using a proven new approach to work smarter, not harder.

Courtney developed The EffortLESS Life® Method to help struggling entrepreneurs understand why stress, overwhelm, and burnout happens even when they’re pursuing their passion. Through signature digital programs (The EffortLESS Life® Academy), live workshops, and weekend mastermind retreats, she guides entrepreneurs to become the EffortLESS CEO™ their business needs to generate consistent revenue and unlock their full potential and create a more significant impact without working 24/7.

The EffortLESS Life® is ranked among the top 500 shows globally, helping people build a business that provides the freedom they want in life. Courtney’s thoughts on stress and business have been widely sought after by leaders and teams for Fox 8, Athleta, SheKnows, JustLuxe, Business by Design, and hundreds more.

Listen in to find out how to utilize the four primary business systems to grow your business and reach your goals. You’ll also learn: 

  • Why you want to create systems and processes
  • The importance of onboarding, company culture
  • How to streamline your interviewing process
  • Visibility, automation and scaling
  • The differences between systems and processes
  • Why you want to focus on tasks in your company that are part of your Zone of Genius

For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella/four-primary-business-systems-every-entrepreneur-needs 

Oct 12, 2021

Being an online entrepreneur for about 10 years, Josie is no stranger to learning how to stand out among the competition on the web. Starting as a blogger, she wasn't sure what she wanted to blog about, then settled on the topic of helping women save money. She wanted her fan base to have the ability to work from home and be a stay-at-home mom. 

"I think you get to a point as a blogger and you're doing everything to get people to your blog with SEO, and then Google changes their AI." She started to become fed up with the ever-changing SEO in 2016, so she started exploring Facebook ads as they were able to get her significant results fast.

"I was able to put up an ad in front of the person who would be attracted to the content that I was putting out - and it worked!" At this point, she decided to sell her blog and start helping others get in front of their avatar with Facebook Ads.

Meet Josie Kapetsonis

With a pulse on what’s happening in social media including Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube, Josie offers the knowledge her clients need to succeed and get ahead of their competition. Josie specializes in Facebook and YouTube Ad buys and is a Facebook Ad Strategist who has spent more than $1 million dollars profitably on social advertising for Evergreen course creators. 


Listen in to find out how Josie went from blogger to an ad-buying agency.

In addition, you’ll learn:

  • When you should consider buying Facebook ads
  • Why you need organic website traffic
  • What you need to know before hiring an ad buy agency
  • How Apple iOS 14 update has changed ad buys
  • Advertising on LinkedIn
  • Three lead generating strategies



For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/demystifying-social-media-ad-buys-with-josie-kapetsonis

Oct 5, 2021

Jenny Melrose is a former inner-city school teacher turned lifestyle blogger, creating great quick and easy recipes and projects for busy parents.

Diving into her new blog, The Melrose Family, allowed Jenny to have an identity of her own. She quickly realized she could earn an income and replace her teaching salary. Four years later, she sold her site for six figures and created her coaching business to teach people how to market their business online and understand that they hold influence.

Meet Jenny Melrose

Jenny is a former reading specialist who “retired” from her teaching career when her blogging income exceeded her salary. Through hard work and dedication, her lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family, became regularly sought out by nationally recognized brands such as Neutrogena, Smuckers, Glad, Costco, Stanley Steamer, Sara Lee, and many more.

In addition, she is a content strategist that helps entrepreneurs better understand their messaging and unique position in the online space. Now, she’s combining her passion for teaching with her extensive experience of creating strategic content for online business owners via JennyMelrose.com and her podcast, Influencer Entrepreneurs with Jenny Melrose, as well as her first book, Influencer Entrepreneurs: The 4-Step Framework to Building Your Audience, Growing Your Business, and Making More Money Online.

Listen in to find out why you should create your own product and how to grow your social media marketing. In addition, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of an email marketing list
  • Basics of market research
  • The importance of problem-solving as a business owner
  • How to promote your products as an influencer

For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/promoting-your-products-as-an-influencer-entrepreneur

Sep 28, 2021

For the past two decades, Fabienne has been a business mentor to thousands of women business owners, as the founder of boldheart.com. The Bold Heart Business Program is based on her experience and has created a model that predictably helps you grow your revenue from five to six figures consistently. Her program also teaches you how to leverage your six-figure to seven figures.

Fabienne Fredrickson is the author of the new book, The Leveraged Business, which I have absolutely devoured to find out more about scaling. She started scaling her business as she soon hit a roadblock with time. “I could not grow because there was no more time and no more of me to go around.”

Meet Fabienne Fredrickson

Fabienne Fredrickson’s passion and purpose is being a catalyst for self-employed women to make the greatest impact they can while being handsomely rewarded. The Boldheart Business program results in tens of millions of dollars for its members. Fabienne has created a model that can predictably help you grow your revenues from five to six and seven figures a year!

Creating Processes, Activating, and Scaling to Success

After scaling, Fabienne was able to double and triple her business, earning seven figures in 2008. At this point, she only works about two or three hours a day while maintaining multiple seven figures.

Listen in to find out why your success starts with a positive shift in mindset and how you can leverage your business to grow to the next level.

You’ll also learn:

  • Which activities lead to exponential growth
  • Why you’ll want to bump up your self-worth if you want to grow your company
  • How to support the feminine and women in business
  • Creating activators to support your business
  • Goal setting and providing value for your clients

For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandabella.com/activating-and-scaling-your-business-model-with-fabienne-fredrickson 

Sep 21, 2021

I’m excited to have another kick-ass saleswoman on board today, Caitlin Doemner. Caitlin is one of my sales trainers who I absolutely love! I recently completed her Referrals on Demand class, which was fabulous for so many reasons! I'm always excited when I find another woman who's really good at sales, which is why I had her as my feature guest on a recent episode of my podcast.

Meet Caitlin Doemner

After receiving her MBA from Biola University, Caitlin Doemner launched a sales management company. Working with some of the most prestigious coaches in their industries, including Deepak Chopra, Ali Brown, Mastin Kipp, and Fabienne Fredrickson, Caitlin has generated over $11M in new revenue for its clients in eight years. In addition, she has closed over $2.5M in coaching services in less than 12 months.  

 

She is the author of multiple books, including “The Unseen Sales Machine” and “Sell with Heart.” After realizing the coaching industry needed more transparency, she launched BookofExperts.com and BookofExperts.TV - two referral networks and a media company that gives transformational leaders such as coaches and consultants more visibility and consistent referrals.

 

Changing Your Mindset and Transformation

She emphasizes that to change your mindset, you’ll need to make space in your thought process. “When you are holding sacred space for transformation,  the act of selling is changing their life and you guys need to own that at a gut level.”

Listen in to find out why Caitlin chose sales for a career, how phone calls work better to close deals, and why you need to change your fear mindset.

You’ll also learn:

  • How to charge what you’re worth for your services
  • The importance of opening a channel for wisdom
  • Why surrendering is a big part of landing your sales

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/getting-over-your-fear-of-sales-by-surrendering-with-caitlin-doemner

Sep 14, 2021

Violet De Ayala was my first business mentor. She is a first-generation Cuban-American first-generation, Violet struggled to find her place in her new world but soon met success with grit, determination, and goal-setting.

Meet Violette De Ayala

Violette de Ayala is a Cuban American serial and Social Entrepreneur, Founder of FemCity®, and the International Best-Selling Author of The Self-Guided Guru© Life Lessons for the Everyday Human.

She has been quoted in Success, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Fast Company, Thrive Global, Medium, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Small Business, Authority, Business Insider News as a small business expert. Violette has also been seen in featured campaigns in People, InStyle, Real Simple magazines in addition to bareMinerals "Women We Love" Series.

In addition, she was selected by Isaac Mizrahi for the Malibu Collection campaign and had her personal love story featured on Good Morning America.

She served as part of The White House: Women Environmental Leaders Program and was a commissioned Keynote speaker for Accenture's International Women's Month Event, the SBA Regional Women's Conference, Beconet, and Luxury Brand Partners. She's also volunteered as a Program Facilitator and Mentor for the United Way and Girl Scouts of South Florida. She was also featured as Top 27 Entrepreneurs for Hire on Upwork 2019.

FemCity has been seen in Gilt, Vogue, Forbes, AP, Mashable, and Fast Company and has over 80 locations in the US, Canada, and the Islands. Violette is a Member of the NationSwell Council, Entrepreneur Leadership Network and a Contributor for Entrepreneur.com. She was a Moderator for the Global Women Empower 2020 Summit and NationSwell's "The Great American Lie" Discussion. Violette also was a Panelist in the SBA of South Florida Research + Development Panel 2021.

Starting and Growing Businesses

Starting, growing, and scaling several businesses, Violet ended up in the coaching sector. She looks at life and understands that everything we need is out there. “When you are an immigrant, the narrative that you are acquiring, the stories being shared are of those people that arrived with nothing and achieved great success.” Many people will tell you that you’ll fail as an entrepreneur.

Listen in to find out Violette’s amazing backstory, how she scaled and grew her business and her background as an immigrant coming to America to achieve her dreams!

You’ll also learn:

  • How to find your grit when you’re struggling
  • The importance of systems in your business
  • Ideas for partnering and cross-promoting
  • Goal planning
  • Why you want to review your company data
  • Refuting negative stereotypes
  • Understanding your financial liability


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/grit-growth-and-goal-planning-with-violette-de-ayala

Sep 7, 2021

Mike Michalowicz, author, entrepreneur, and angel investor, shares his story of losing all his financial assets fifteen years ago..

“I lost all my money because I was completely ignorant of what made an entrepreneur successful.”

As a result, Mike lost his home and possessions; but still had his family.

Meet Mike Michalowicz

Mike launched three multi-million dollar companies and has been awarded the NJ SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of The Year when he was 26. He sold his first company to private equity and his second firm to a Fortune 500. Mike is the author of Fix This Next, Clockwork, Surge, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, The Pumpkin Plan, and Profit First, which were translated into 20 different languages. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Mike is an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business growth consultancy, an augmented reality tech firm, and a certification organization for accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaches.

Do Sales Cure All Business Issues?

“At first we have to realize what sales are.” Sales create cash, but sales alone are not sufficient. “Sadly there's some pundits who say sales cures everything. And that is total bullshit.” The point of sales is to establish a runway for profit.

Listen in to find out the value of behavioral intercepts and why more sales mean an increase in your work obligation.

You’ll also learn:

  • Why sales won’t cure all business money issues
  • How to bake profits into your business
  • Why you shouldn’t always spend money on capital expenses
  • The goal of having an efficient business
  • The Four D’s and how you can make them work for your company

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/sales-obligations-and-profits-with-mike-michalowicz

Aug 31, 2021

I'm very appreciative of my longtime listeners and I'm also grateful for those who have been around since 2010 when I started this entire journey! This episode is a thank-you to all my followers who have joined me in their financial and business journey!

The Amanda Abella Story

I started the Making Money Your Honey podcast in 2016 and decided to name the podcast after my book. When I started, I had no idea what I was doing. I saw that podcasts were popular in the financial space and thought podcasting sounded like fun. I got everything set up over the weekend.

Many of my followers have ideas that you don't execute. People tend to procrastinate by taking too much time to weigh the pros and the cons. My team will tell you; I don't think I execute.

I used to suffer from shiny object syndrome back in 2016. I'm going to change everything on a dime because so-and-so did this thing. At this point, the wheels started to fall off for me. At that time, I'd been freelance writing for about six years. I'd made a name for myself in the financial space. It was pretty easy for me to get gigs.

I was starting to make good money when I realized I was meant for bigger things. It was beginning to feel like I lost my reason for writing. In addition, my wrists started hurting badly, and I didn't want to get carpal tunnel syndrome.

Listen in to my story and how I started out working as a content writer and transitioned into my seven-figure business. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Business Advice and Lessons for Small Business Owners
  • Pivoting in Business
  • How to un-complicate Your Business Plan
  • Focusing on Mastering the Skill Set
  • Working to Achieve What You Manifest in Life and Business

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/7-business-lessons-to-level-up-your-business

Aug 24, 2021

Have you wondered about legal issues with your content and are concerned that another company may copy your content? Want to find out how you can protect yourself and your business’ creative and intellectual property?

You’ve come to the right place!

Listen for gems of wisdom about applying for a trademark, protecting your IP, and what you need to know about copyright, trademark and how to CYA.

Meet Ticora Davis

Attorney, author, and speaker, Ticora Davis is recognized as one of the most prominent voices advocating for more holistic, inclusive, and ethical legal representation for Black women and creatives of color.

The founder and CEO of ​The Creator’s Law Firm, ​Ticora helps experts and entrepreneurs protect their smarts through a suite of business law and consulting services. With a client portfolio that reads like a VIP list ​of some of the world's most successful Black brands, ​the firm is guided by a diverse team of female legal juggernauts and boasts an impressive 98.5% success rate in trademark registrations.

Ticora’s inherent ability to seamlessly blend her knowledge and passion has garnered her the opportunity to work with stellar brands like​ ​VH1​, ​Black Enterprise​, and ​Facebook. ​She’s been awarded numerous prestigious honors, including ​Who's Who of Black Charlotte​ and ​Business North Carolina's Legal Elite,​ and routinely travels nationally as a motivational speaker and panelist.

Listen in to find out her advice on how to grow your business and protect your IP. We also discuss:

  • Trademark and Copyright Talk
  • Common Trademark Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
  • Wise Company and Wise Council
  • Two Legal Components Every Business Owner Should Have

For more information, visit the show notes at https://amandaabella.com/intellectual-property-and-trademarking-cya-with-ticora-davis

Aug 17, 2021

Allie Bjerk is a blast to chat with! Find out how Allie went from a designer to learning the ins and outs of the online learning industry, how she overcame imposter syndrome, and the importance of keeping a personal connection with your followers.

Meet Allie Bjerk

Allie Bjerk is a visibility strategist, coach, and consultant. Allie has helped hundreds of business owners create the visibility strategies and marketing plans behind growing super-profitable businesses for balanced and prosperous lives. As a funnel expert, Allie has taken her marketing agency experience and used it to lead entrepreneurs towards their goals through her transformational programs focusing on tiny offer strategies. In addition, her utilization of digital products results in entrepreneurs making money while simultaneously growing their business and following.

Allie specifically encourages women that they don’t have to choose between their family and a successful career, as she’s living proof, making her first million in ten months. Her mission is to help entrepreneurs show up authentically, owning their expertise and not shrinking down from their big dreams. Her focus on inner-work, confidence, consistency, captivation and clarity has set her work apart from other marketers and strategists, who focus on tactics and algorithms over the relationships.

Allie spent four years working for corporate web development and Internet marketing agencies before launching her business. She managed the SEO and Social Media departments, teaching marketing and training new agency employees. Allie left her corporate career after the birth of her first baby and a battle with debilitating postpartum anxiety that catalyzed for her to transform her life and never look back. She lives an adventure and travel-filled life based in Northern Minnesota with her husband and three young children.

Listen in to find out her advice on how to overcome imposter syndrome.

In addition, you’ll learn:

  • Why selling is serving
  • How to give yourself permission to be successful
  • Keeping your marketing funnels simple
  • Creating a close follower connection


For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/keeping-follower-connections-close-and-your-marketing-funnels-simple-with-allie-bjerk

Aug 10, 2021

Nikki Nova is my friend, soul sister, and an intuitive and spiritual mentor who has scaled her business to over six figures in the spiritual space. I stumbled upon her website several years ago and found her in downtown Miami. Listen in to discover how Nikki pivoted from a successful writing career to becoming an expert in the spiritual space.

Meet Nikki Novo

Nikki Novo is a Cuban-American, best-selling author, spiritual teacher, and intuitive healer who guides inquisitive souls to find clarity and purpose in all areas of their lives.

A certified hypnotherapist with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, ThetaHealer(r), and Reiki healer, her work is focused on providing spirituality seekers a community for their hearts and spirits to flourish.

Her ability to hold space for her students in a gentle and powerful way has paved the way for thousands to be enlightened, awakened, and activated by Soul Academy™, on-demand courses with live group coaching; heart-centered through her #1 best-selling book, “The Final Swipe;” and certified as a Soul Teacher in her proprietary certification program.

Dedicated to holistic health and wellness, Nikki has been commissioned to speak by organizations like Equinox, Yahoo, Bumble, Aveeno, Macy’s, and many others. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, NBC, and Telemundo as well as on popular podcasts like Almost 30, Balanced Blonde and That’s So Retrograde.

Listen in to find out her advice on entrepreneurship mindset, how she built her dream business, and how she scaled her company. In addition, you’ll learn:

How to run a business and retain your femininity
Why you should focus on receiving in your business
The importance of delegating work
How to be in tune with your business energy
Why you should trust your intuition
How to remove doubt from your business mindset

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/using-your-personal-intuition-to-achieve-business-success

Aug 3, 2021

I had the opportunity to speak with Arielle Ford. Arielle worked in publishing for many years. "I was a book publicist and a literary agent." With clients such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Don Miguel Ruiz, and other famous figures of the new age self-help movement, Arielle has worked with the top new age figures of the past two decades.

Meet Arielle Ford

Arielle Ford is a celebrated love and relationship expert, author, speaker whose mission is to help people Find Love, Keep Love and Be Love.

She is the author of eleven books, including the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction.

Manifesting from Your Desires

Deepak Chopra says that the seeds for our desire are proof that our passion can be manifested. "My desire at that time was to go into a new financially viable creative business with people that I enjoyed being with." She didn't need to know how it would happen or how the plan was going to unfold.

Even though you don't know what you might be doing in business, you want to put what you want into the universe. "Even if you don't know in advance what will happen, what I do know is what I'm really good at."

Listen in to find out how Arielle transitioned from her publishing company to a new business that had a successful exit in three years, how to manifest your desires with action, and the importance of making mistakes and surviving in business.

You’ll also find out:

  • How to take action with the Law of Attraction
  • The process Arielle uses to help her clients find their soulmates
  • Why money is the #1 cause of divorce
  • How to silence your inner critic
  • And why men don’t like to talk in a relationship

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.amandaabella.com/how-to-find-money-and-love-with-arielle-ford

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