Meet The Next Business Mogul, Justin
Justin is a young entrepreneur. He's still in college but he owns a fashion line and a social media marketing business. He also has a fashion company. I sat him down to ask how he does it all. He gave us great advice on how to create a social media network to help grow.
Kim Is A Legend In Miami Music; Here's Her Advice To Musicians
Kim started playing music in the school band. Fast forward and she's released ten albums, completed three tours; 21 States, Caribbean and the UK. That's not all. She's written songs for exclusive ABC and NBC TV network catalogs, a Sony Store music project, charted on Billboard again, and the published one of her first children's book series. She's a natural artist and she has a world of advice in her story for musicians.
Building An Audience For The Nerd King
Lukus has built a following around his love for all things nerd! You might think that this was just for fun, right? Talking about comics and movies all day sure sounds like fun, but he did so much more with his passion. He built a social media marketing business. He used his own accounts that he built around what he was passionate about for social proof to prospective clients that he had the chops to build their audiences too.
Making a career out of Americana: Grant tells us the story of his musical journey
Grant Maloy Smith is what America sounds like, a singer/songwriter of American Roots music. He describes his sound as "a blend of old country, bluegrass, folk and Celtic influences" He is a member of NARAS (The Grammys®), The CMA (Country Music Association), and The AMA (Americana Music Association) We sat him down and asked him to tell us what he's learned on his journey as a musician.
What happens when the analytical left brain & the creative right brain blend perfectly? John happens
John is a musician and a photographer by night and a project manager by day. His very different occupations have created a unique person in John. He's incredibly creative but when he describes his music or art he can describe it much like a project manager. He's built his community around his natural desire to reach out and connect with others not only via music or art, but also via Twitter. Hear John's story on today's episode.
Trey Pearson Found His Greatest Success By Being True To Himself
With his band Everyday Sunday, Trey Pearson has sold hundreds of thousands of records, and amassed millions of streams. He has scored 5 #1 U.S. singles and 20 Top 10 hits. His song “Wake Up! Wake Up!” was the most-played Christian rock song of 2007, and his 2009 album, “Best Night of Our Lives,” broke onto the coveted Billboard 200 chart. Pearson has toured in all 50 states and 20 countries, playing with top Christian musicians such as Toby Mac, Switchfoot, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Relient K and others.
Recently, Trey Pearson, the founder and owner of Everyday Sunday, has come out of the closet to make national news. His announcement started a national conversation with a television appearance on The View. It has been covered by The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, CNN and more, as he became the most trending topic worldwide on Facebook.
This NeoSoul Singer Opens Up About Music, Life, And Balancing It All.
Yamica was born in Portsmouth, NH. She is the oldest granddaughter of the late Jean M. Jones, Portsmouth’s ‘Lady of Song’ and she is great-neice to local jazz legend Sharon “Brown Sugar” Jones. At age 3, she gave her first performance and has been singing ever since. This singer/songwriter can be found performing all over the seacoast with her father, also a local legend in blues, R&B and funk, Pete Peterson
Meet The Cinematographer Living In His Van Traveling The World
From Nitro Fuel to Philanthropy, Jes Stockhausen is an ambitious young director living on the road...in his van. In his mobile studio, on top of traveling project to project, he is currently en route to travel the Pan American Highway in his custom built camper van. His professional career launched working as a staff photographer at the eyewear beast, Oakley. He has worked with world class athletes and numerous philanthropic ventures including the Infinite Hero Foundation, Onesight and Team Red,White and Blue. Since, he has worked with companies such as The Enthusiast Network, Oakley Standard Issue and the Vail Vally Foundation and had work published with National Geographic Yourshot, the Matador Network, Topo Designs, Justin’s Nut Butter and more. Find out how he built this dream career on today's episode of #CrowdfireStories
JaQuavis Coleman Went From Dealing Drugs To Being A Literary Icon
New York Times bestselling authorJaQuavis hit the scene with his high school love, Ashley, at the age of seventeen. Born and raised in the most notorious neighborhoods of Flint, Michigan, it was only natural for the pair to write about the street life they knew all too well. During their freshman year in college they received national publishing deals, and with the Cartel series they have solidified themselves as two of the best in their genre. On the podcast, he tells us how they did it and how other authors can grow.
Sara Gave Us The Step By Step To Go From Hobby Blogger to Business
Meet Sara of @LifesLittleSweets, an architectural designer turned work-at-home Mom. She is the creator of the food & lifestyle blog Life's Little Sweets and Owner of Maniez Design Studio LLC.
We sat her down on today's episode of #CrowdfireStories to get the step by step on how she turned a blogging hobby into a business 🎤
Krutial Refused To Let Anything Hold Him Back From Becoming A Successful Musician
"You have now entered the Domain of a True Lyricist." Prepare to follow Krutial on his journey to Greatness and become inspired along the way. Krutial is a Hip-Hop Recording Artist out of Nashville,TN. His groundbreaking flows and versatility to appeal to a large audience makes him a force to be reckoned with in Music City, as well as the rest of the world.
This Founder Created A Solution To Make The World Smarter
Nathan Bashaw is the founder of @hardboundco. He was running into a learning problem in a past job. He created a brilliant solution that let people absorb the information you'd typically read an entire book to learn in just a couple of minutes. He also built it into a really fun interactive way of learning. That solution became #1 on Product Hunt and runner-up for “App of the year.” Fast Company named it one of the top 10 apps of 2016. Apple featured it as one of the “best new apps,” and said that their stories are “so well designed we didn’t want to stop.” That's how Hardbound was born.
Ollie Risked Everything To Make Music That Would Make The World Happy
I think that today there isn’t enough music that makes people happy“, Ollie states. "I’m not a preacher nor a saint but my songs come from a place of joy, deep love and a lot of happiness“. Ollie Gabriel is from a small town in Louisiana and grew up in a family of artists. After his move to L.A., OLLIE GABRIEL continued to work hard towards his goals. He even went through military life to make his dream in music happen.
How Two Guys Built The Sports Empire They Dreamed Up At A Pub
"When we were kids, it was okay to hang posters of our favorite team all over our walls. When we grew up, as much as we loved our team, our girlfriends (and later our wives) wouldn’t have a giant Man U banner hanging above the mantel (even if they were big fans). And while it was a tough decision—loyalty to team or girl—we came up with an ideal solution"
Art of Sport, a series of limited edition, living-room worthy prints that brings a modern design aesthetic to your favorite team, while subtly incorporating team history, colors, names, and mythology.
Today, you meet founder John Paul Stallard and get his inside story on how Art of Sport came to be.
Susan Day Gave Us A Step-By-Step On How To Succeed As A Writer
Susan Day is an established author who helps grandparents connect with their grandchildren through literature. She's also on a mission to get 100 guest blogs published. She's made her own way as a successful writer but in today's episode, she teaches other writers how to do it themselves.
Chase Coleman Tells Us How He Became a Famous TV Star & Musician
Chase Coleman is most recognized for his role as Billy Winslow in Season One of Boardwalk Empire, as well as guest starring on The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Kings. He has had many starring and supporting roles in independent films such as New York City Serenade, Catahoula, and God Don’t Make the Laws. He also played the lead of Andrew in the off-Broadway play My Big Gay Italian Wedding.
He founded the production company Bloodstone Productions and created the short film Into the Rose Garden that he wrote, directed, and starred in. Coleman guest starred as Robert in the pilot of the TV series The Americans in the summer of 2012, as well as filming Season two of In Between Men in autumn 2012.
He is currently working on the hit TV show The Originals as the werewolf character Oliver.
He's also touring with his band, Mercy Mode.
Chris Cox is a famous magician. Yes, you read that right, a magician.
Chris Cox is the stand out star of BBC Three’s award winning ‘Killer Magic‘ and headlines the hit West End magic show ‘Impossible.’ He’s a multi award winning mind reader who can’t read minds. Not only that but according to The Guardian he is ‘one of the most exciting entertainers in Britain.
Madalyn has been successfully building online communities since '96
Madalyn Sklar is the host of the #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat and podcast, and weekly #SocialROI chat. She blogs, creates, speaks, and teaches courses at MadalynSkar.com. A business coach, consultant, and Twitter marketing expert, Madalyn is a real force to be reckoned with. She’s known for being the #1 social media influencer in Houston, a city of more than 2 million. She’s been founding communities online since 1996.
TH3SLK Uses Music To Connect With His Community
Growing up in an abusive household where his life was put in danger constantly and dealing with neglect, TH3SLK found his outlet through music. He has a growing hiphop music career and works to make life better for his own child now. He's the most inspiring story you'll hear today. He finds a way to truly connect with his audience so they know not only do they hear him but he hears them.
This Woman Is Changing The Workplace For Moms Like Her
Natalie is the Director of TypeFaceGroup, an award-winning marketing agency. You might think that was enough success, but for Natalie you'd be wrong. Natalie realized that other moms like her with young kids need a different work model in order to care for their kids while they grow their career.
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Rick Is A Radio Personality & He's Giving Away All His Secrets
@OnAirWithRick is a super fun On-Air Radio Personality who recently started his own podcast. He has a verified Twitter with over 24,000 followers. He is teaching you how to step out on your own as brand, how to grow an audience and be brave enough to put your personality out there authentically on the podcast.
David is a beast at everything from fitness to being a best selling author
David is a strength coach, bestselling author, and founder of http://howtobeast.com. David quit his 9-5 job as a software engineer to follow his passion of strength coaching. David teaches two aspects of what he considers "being a beast" physical transformation in strength coaching and mental transformation in confidence coaching. He's also an Instagram influencer.
Justin Went From Fiverr To Influencer
Meet Justin, the author of the Social Media Rocket Series. He evolved from freelancer to Digital Business Advisor and Speaker. He's also now a Social-Media Influencer and founded iboommedia. He's been featured in Forbes and Huffingtonpost. He can teach you how social media can take you from freelancer to founder or influencer and how that translates to financial success. He held nothing back in our interview. It's jam packed with specific strategies to find success.
Laura Paints Beautiful Landscapes For A Living
Laura fell in love with the mountains pretty early in life. Being born in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, how could you not? Any time she spends outdoors, she's forever in awe of how truly beautiful nature is. Often stumbling as she looks at her surroundings and not so much where she's going. She can't help but see a painting in everything she looks at. Her photographs are really just plans for future paintings. Over the years, her work has evolved to depict what she sees only far more vivid. She tends to go where ever her brush takes her and she's currently in LOVE with her journey thus far. "Nature is love and the landscape is most DEFINITELY not dead."
Two Generations Of Photography Lead To This Creative Genius
Today, you meet William Petruzzo. He says his dad’s photography has always inspired him to create and find meaning in images, but he gets his creative juice from his practice of "contemplating the strangeness of existence." I think you'll love his outlook. "I believe a happy life is one with people you love, and passions you have the freedom to pursue."
Shawn Started In Media At 8 Years Old Now He's Rocking Vegas
Since 2010, Shawn Tempesta has been Las Vegas’ premier on-air host. Every morning, Shawn can been seen on ABC 13’s “The Morning Blend”. Then each afternoon, Shawn can be heard on one of Las Vegas’ most listened to radio shows on Mix 94.1. He has also been seen and heard both locally in markets like Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and nationally on TLC and Comedy Central.
What’s more, Shawn has become one of the leading producers of radio station television commercials in the nation with his business HitThePost.net, and he is the co-inventor of Better Bands, which are holding up microphones from ESPN to market 200. Shawn lives in southwest Las Vegas
On this episode, he tells us what it's like being a media personality and how marketing factors in.
From Tattooing to Making Films, This Artist Has Done It All
MillionsMods, is a name, picked up in the tattoo industry as she explored her way through the art world. The daughter of a photographer and now working in the world of film, Millions is a natural born artist. She lives to create art and creates are to live. We talk about everything from mediums to selling out on this episode of #CrowdfireStories
Kyle and His Wife Are An Entrepreneurial Fitness Couple
Kyle and his wife Georgie are fitness entrepreneurs. They balance their relationship and business with extreme dedication. In just six years, Kyle went from trying out group fitness to being a Reebok sponsored athlete. In today's episode, you'll hear from Kyle on how marketing impacted his success and how his passion keeps him motivated.
Becoming An Olympic Record Breaker With Mikel
Mikel is a 3 time Olympian, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, who spent most of his life growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Despite the fact he showed he could sprint and hurdle, being 5’ 8” discouraged many from wanting him in the high hurdles, but only motivated him. With this new found support he has been able to lower his personal best and rewrite the national records of Trinidad and Tobago, but he's not done yet.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 19: Is Being A Cityscape Photographer The Coolest Job In The World?
Roman moved from Moscow to New York at just 17. Now, he is a photographer in NYC who captures amazing cityscapes. The inspiration for his photos comes from seeing them develop on the screen much like they used to develop in the dark room and then being able to share those developed pictures. How work has been published in Dodho Magazine, Popular Photography June 2014, Bloomberg, Popular Science, Business Insider and a book called "How to Photograph Everything"
Mike Turned Being An Expert In His Field To International Speaking
Mike's job doesn't sound glamorous. He's a software tester, but he took his expertise and evolved his career. Mike's courage reminds us all that we are all capable of being influential in whatever we are passion about.
Vonshell Could've Let Cerebral Palsy Win But He Fought Back
My friend Vonshell is the biggest inspiration I have ever met. Vonshell was born with cerebral palsy. He's had over 20 surgeries in his life. After a surgery that didn't go as planned, Vonshell was trapped in a bed for four years. He didn't let that stop him though! He decided to start a YouTube channel to have a career. I promise if you've ever needed motivation today's episode will give it to you.
Loren Took His Skills As A Voice Actor & Built A Revolutionary Podcast
Loren Kling’s love for comedy began at a young age, when he was glued to his father’s collection of comedy albums. It wasn’t until he gave the Best Man speech as his brother’s wedding – tantalizing the audience’s attention for 10 minutes… plus an encore – that he discovered his own comedic talent. Since then, he’s put his sharp wit and unique sensibilities to good use as a television host, voice actor and producer.
Loren currently hosts and produces 5 Things That Changed Your Life, a 12-episode podcast series where guests share 5 stories, events, or experiences that had an impact on their lives, and A Conversation With…, an “Inside the Actors Studio” style interview series where he sits down with top-tier voice-over artists, emerging actors and media influencers. Recently, Loren indulged in a childhood passion for classic TV game shows by creating and hosting The Best 3 Questions Ever!, a live game show with a talk show twist.
How Does A Writer Become Most Notorious For His Time In Cemeteries?
Kale is a veteran and a writer, but when you learn about what he writes about you'll be surprised. Kale is very interested in genealogy. He believes every cemetery has character, and are filled with characters, whether they are lawmakers or lawbreakers, heroes or homeless. Each cemetery in its own, can reveal the unique history of a community if you are brave enough to take the time to walk through its gates.
Kyrani Is Teaching Us, "Don't be Hermes with Walmart prices"
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Kyrani is a professional photographer who, since 2005, has specialized in capturing the true essence and emotion of the people she shoots in her portraits. Her portrait and editorial work has been featured in publications like Canadian House and Home, People Magazine, the Vancouver Sun, TV week, the Westender to name a few. Now, she's on the podcast to drop entreprenurial wisdom and guide other photographers to her level of amazing success.
Jennifer Went From Making Films to Her Own Viral Blogazine
Jennifer was an independent film-maker. She learned the ropes of running a business and marketing creative goods. She realized she was a wealth of knowledge for other femprenuers. She created SocialBizBabes which is a column in her blogazine, The Awesome Muse, for female entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives.
How Jessica Went From Marine, to Expat, to Tourism Influencer
Jessica van Dop DeJesus is a Washington, DC – based travel media specialist with a focus on food and attainable luxury travel. She began traveling as a young Marine almost 20 years ago and has been to 45 countries on and off duty. In 2012, after many years away from the United States, she decided to repatriate to the United States. She currently lives in Washington, DC where in addition to her travels, she blogs about the local food scene and explores the best attractions the city has to offer.
Staring A Business At 21 Years Old & Already Booked Up
Hayley is lead planner for the FP team and the daughter half of our mother-daughter duo. She started Fairytale Pursuits in early 2015 because she LOVES weddings. From the dress, to the vows and “I do’s”, to dancing the night away with the love of your life, every aspect of a wedding enthralls and excites her. At the very young age of 21, she went into business with her mom and less than two years later she's booked solid and featured in over a dozen publications!
Making Jazz Rock From All Over The World With Capra Hircus
"We are funky. We are jazzy and we like to have fun. " That's how Capra Hircus was broken down for me. This jazz-rock band has members in North Carolina, Philly, and Japan. They still find a way to make music and promote it online. While their music is DEFINITELY worth listening to this podcast episode is almost as cool.
Getting Real With Entrepreneurship & Partying With Bill Murray
Jessica built a community of like-minded photographers who photograph everything from weddings to food and architecture but building a business can get real in a lonely way. Jessica talks transparently about the struggles about entrepreneurship and the high moments like when she partied with Bill Murray.
The Next Young Fashion Star In South Africa
Cari is a fashion design student in South Africa, but she's breaking down borders to her future with her genetic entrepreneurship. Her mother had her own fashion line in her 20's. Now, Cari is working on her first line but in the meantime she's also selling guides to elements of fashion and design like pattern making. This young star's Instagram photos of her work have us drooling.
The Way Out Podcast Lets Recovering Addicts Tell Their Story
The Way Out Podcast is a place for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction to share experience, strength, and hope. We see trivial things on our social media all day, but this firestarter knew social media could be more, could do more to impact lives.
Barry Has Made A Career Out Of Walking On Fire & Glass
Barry is the founder of The Phoenix Firewalk. His firewalk gives people the opportunity to experience something truly special. Whether it's corporate team building, fundraising for a cause or charity, or for their own personal development, The Phoenix Firewalk takes them outside their comfort zone to the place where transformation happens.
Allie Made It. Now, She's Helping Other Ladies Do It.
Allie helps women develop their skills so that they can work from home or start a side hustle. She's virtual assistant who has been working from home for almost two years now. She's taken that skill at being a female entrepreneur and formed the shield sister's initiative. She found her lady BFFs and business partners on social media. Now, they're taking on empowering other women entrepreneurs.
Meet The Platforms That Fetches Jobs For You
WorkPuppy’s mission is to empower employment using social media as a virtual job market. They’re striving to organize all the world’s open positions into one place, making them easy to find and searchable for everyone by bringing together the three key players in the job market: Employers, Job Seekers and Recruiters.
WorkPuppy shares all of their posted jobs socially through their job streams on Facebook, Twitter and very soon – Google Plus. Their Twitter job feed currently receives over 20,000 impressions a month and is growing. WorkPuppy is poised to become one of the largest social job engines in the US.
Lynn is a Hollywood Star But Online She's Famous For Eating
Lynn Chen is an Asian-American actor living in Los Angeles who is also a blogger, food host, podcaster, and body image activist. Her blog, The Actor’s Diet, is not a plan to tell you how to lose weight or look like someone on screen. It’s her practical guide to balancing out the harsh reality of Hollywood’s expectations, and life in general. Lynn created a blog to talk about her struggles with eating disorders and food. What was once a personal blog about her own struggle grew to help some of the other 8 million people suffering from eating disorders. Lynn started to branch out and write recipes to help promote healthy eating. Now, she's a star in your television and a star on your laptop.
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