Jane Hamill | Podcast


The show for creative entrepreneurs - helping you deal with the crazy-brain, market more, sell more, and live a happy life.


  • Connecting  Marketing to Your Customers in Different Ways with Cathy Wagner from Retail Mavens

    Connecting & Marketing to Your Customers in Different Ways with Cathy Wagner from Retail Mavens

    08/05/2020 Duration: 25min

    Today's guest is my mentor and business coach Cathy Wagner from RETAILMavens. Cathy has over 30 years experience both as an owner and consultant. She is a wiz with financials and has the super power of coming up with crazy creative ways to market and create additional income streams.  Today she shares how to come up with creative marketing messages during these unprecedented times. Check it out here: www.janehamill.com/retailmavens  

  • Overwhelmed with Marketing? Just Do These Three Things

    Overwhelmed with Marketing? Just Do These Three Things

    01/05/2020 Duration: 04min

    Overwhelmed with all the different ways you could market your business? I feel ya. We're all distracted right now and our productivity is way down.  And the truth is that there are really only a few things you need to  do consistently to get real results. Let's keep it simple and focus on the THREE things that matter most with your marketing.  Do these three and you'll be fine.  Show Notes: www.janehamill.com/threethings  

  • 3 Video Prompts to Use So You Don’t Feel Stupid Making Videos for Your Business

    3 Video Prompts to Use So You Don’t Feel Stupid Making Videos for Your Business

    27/04/2020 Duration: 19min

    Today I'll teach you a quick & dirty video strategy to build a bigger audience and get more sales quickly. If you hate the idea of being on video and being the face of your brand, you're not alone.  I hated being on video when I started and it's still not my favorite thing. However, making videos means making sales. COntent marketing is always effective for getting traffic and getting found online.  Marketing with VIDEO as your content format is so effective to boost the all important KLT factor (know, like, trust) of the buyers' journey. So duh, I force myself to do them. They just work!! For me and for every single entrepreneur on the planet. So let's agree that we can all feel stupid making videos, get over it right now, and get started. I could have also called this episode "The 3 Video Prompts to Use So You Don’t Feel Stupid Making Videos for Your Business". Listen up to this episode and learn the 3 prompts, choose your favorite, and START. Simple as that.  And when you do, head over and let me know

  • Build an Audience from Scratch

    Build an Audience from Scratch

    18/04/2020 Duration: 26min

    I get this question every week... How do I get a bigger audience? What are the steps to take to build my list and get people to know I exist? Today gives you the exact steps to building an audience - even if you haven't started your business yet! Show Notes and Links: www.janehamill.com/audiencebuilding/  

  • Dont Stop Selling

    Don't Stop Selling

    10/04/2020 Duration: 14min

    Some of you feel weird about selling right now. Some of you are telling me it feels inappropriate to sell right now. Some are saying I can't charge full price. I have to put everything on sale. None of that is true, no, no, no, no, no. Here's what I want you to focus on instead... Enjoy! Jane Show Notes for This Episode: www.janehamill.com/dontstop Business Coaching with Jane: www.janehamill.com/membership Start a Clothing Line from Scratch - online course: www.fashionbrainacademy.com/ndp    

  • Starting or Pivoting a Business During Covid-19: Five Questions You MUST Ask Yourself

    Starting or Pivoting a Business During Covid-19: Five Questions You MUST Ask Yourself

    03/04/2020 Duration: 28min

    This week, the chatter the in my membership program was about evolving with the times:  do I need to pivot? do I need to add another stream of income to my business?  what the heck am I doing? Will this even work? I also got a TON of people reaching out to start a clothing / accessories product from scratch and inquiring about the steps to launch. (If that's you, go here: www.fashionbrainacademy.com/ndp). The current state of the world is making us questions everything. EVERYTHING. There's also a tremendous amount of creative energy right now. It’s a huge silver lining to the Covid situation. This  episode walks you through the 5 Q's you MUST ask yourself before you decide to pivot your current business or start a new one.  I hope it helps you.  Jane www.janehamill.com/pivot  

  • Im Worried About Losing My Business with Dr. Scott Terry

    "I'm Worried About Losing My Business" with Dr. Scott Terry

    27/03/2020 Duration: 43min

    42 minutes that will change your life I'm serious about this. In today's podcast, I interview Dr. Scott Terry. It will blow your mind.  He tells you what to do NEXT for your business in this climate. It's life-changing. You and your business can THRIVE, even during challenging times.  Show Notes and Links: www.janehamill.com/scottT

  • 98% Open Rates? Believe it.

    98% Open Rates? Believe it.

    20/03/2020 Duration: 24min

    In this episode I tell you about the power and effectiveness of SMS/Text marketing. Want 98% open rates?? Yup, get on it and start your text list ASAP!  I've collaborated with Claire Wolfson from Bean Goods to teach you all the things SMS - including her ONE text last Friday that resulted in $4,000 in sales. Crazy.  Register for the workshop here:  https://janehamill.com/SMSclass/ I also tell you how some of our members are handing their business during the Covid- 19 crisis. We all came together today and hashed out our feelings, rollercoaster emotions, and plans for the business.  Show notes and links on the blog:  https://janehamill.com/98openrate/

  • How to Deal with Coronavirus (Covid- 19) for Your Small Business

    How to Deal with Coronavirus (Covid- 19) for Your Small Business

    13/03/2020 Duration: 12min

    We're living through some strange times. If you're anxious about everything that's going on, you are not alone. Today's episode gives you strategies to help your small business amidst the coronavirus situation.  I hope this helps you.  Much love,  Jane www.janehamill.com    

  • There Will Be Tears

    There Will Be Tears

    05/03/2020 Duration: 09min

    https://janehamill.com/tears/ Have you ever cried at work? After all the years I've been in business and all the entrepreneurs I've worked with, there's one thing I know.  There will be tears. Tears of anger, tears of frustration, tears of sheer gratitude. And sometimes these tears that happen at the most inappropriate times.  And you feel like a total loser since you're the boss and you're supposed to have your sh*t together. This episode dives into the reality that crying happens -- and what to do about it. Because it's NOT a sign that's anything's wrong with you.  Sometimes it's quite the opposite. Have a listen... www.janehamill.com/tears Grab your FREE class! "How to turn email subscribers into actual buyers". www.janehamill.com/emailclass

  • Can I Pick Your Brain? Heres Your Best Response to This Annoying Question

    Can I Pick Your Brain? Here's Your Best Response to This Annoying Question

    28/02/2020 Duration: 12min

    The first time someone asked if they could pick your brain about business, it was pretty cool. What...me? You think I'm kinda smart? Well sure then, pick away! But it doesn't take long to realize you don't have time for all the brain picking freebie coffee dates that people want. What do you do or say to get out of it without offending people? I have the cure.

  • Crazy Lady on a Cruiser Bike

    Crazy Lady on a Cruiser Bike

    21/02/2020 Duration: 10min

    Today I have a story to tell you about a crazy lady on a cruiser bike riding in Chicago on a hot summer day.  The other day I came across a terrific quote about entrepreneurship. "Entrepreneurship is a personal growth engine disguised as a business pursuit." - James Clear Think about that. Entrepreneurship is a personal growth engine disguised as a business pursuit... So darn true. And this quote prompted me to tape a special episode today. When you're an entrepreneur and you're growing or starting or scaling a business -- it brings up all your own personal stuff. And you know what? It's not pretty in there. Is not pretty in the back corner of your brain when you're trying to do all the things and make the money and build and manage the people and keep it all together. Managing the entrepreneurial journey is flippin' hard and it takes a lot of mental jujitsu to stay focused and avoid BSOS (bright shiny object syndrome). Today's story is about a time when I was, honestly, the crazy lady on a cruiser bike on t

  • Raising Your Prices

    Raising Your Prices

    14/02/2020 Duration: 19min

    Do you ever find yourself saying things like... "If I raise the prices of my products I'll lose all my customers." "How can I charge more than I would personally pay for something?" "No one will pay that. My customers are really cheap." There's a lot of fear around pricing and raising prices. As entrepreneurs, we obsess on pricing and tell ourselves all kinds of things. Crazy things. Pricing & what you charge for your products triggers a whole lotta nonsense between the ears for many of my clients - and certainly for me too. Except that none of what we tell ourselves is true. I know from personal experience it's scary as heck to raise your price on something. Terrifying even. Sleepless nights level of terrifying. Most of you reading this own an online shop and my hunch is that 90% of you don't have the margins you could and should have. The truth is that you CAN raise your prices and you will NOT go out of business.  Today's episode tells you why and explains more. And if you're thinking, but Jane, MY

  • Magdalenas Story: How this Jewelry Designer Became a Maker AND a Marketer

    Magdalena's Story: How this Jewelry Designer Became a Maker AND a Marketer

    28/01/2020 Duration: 35min

    My guest today is Magdalena Nehm, a Swedish jewelry designer who owns MNOP Jewelry. When I first met Magdalena, she was getting about one order per month from her website. She had a great product and knew she wanted to build a bigger audience, but she wasn't sure what to do to make it happen. She didn't know what specific marketing activities would actually work to grow her business so she wasn't doing anything. She was designing and making the jewelry but didn't have enough orders coming in to make it a "real" business. A lot has changed for Magdalena. Her sales are waaaaaayyy up and in this episode, she explains what she's done to get more traffic and sales.  Show Notes and Links: www.janehamill.com/magdalena Monthly Business Coaching with Jane www.janehamill.com/membership  

  • Killians Story: From overwhelmed and frustrated to I have a plan and sales.

    Killian's Story: From overwhelmed and frustrated to "I have a plan" and sales.

    24/01/2020 Duration: 47min

    My guest today is a member of my coaching program, Killian Hagen from Bruce & Olive. He's so honest about the first 6 months of his apparel business. "I felt very stressed out. There are so many levers you can pull at any time with marketing. I was feeling really overwhelmed. I think I had analysis paralysis, which led to decision fatigue, which led to nothing. Too much time was going by with me doing nothing. " And yet, Killian has been able to work through all of these frustrations and get the support he needs to take action. He's doing all the things that get results. And it's working. Their email list has grown by 200% 3x the number of reviews Launched their blog Profits are up 35% Learned to delegate and outsource stuff Letting go of everything needing to be picture perfect Killian lays it all out for us and it's awesome.  Show Notes and Links: https://janehamill.com/killianstory/ The program where Killian is a members:  https://janehamill.com/membership/

  • Jolies Story: Selling Art  Journals Online, Doing the Work, Making More Money

    Jolie's Story: Selling Art & Journals Online, Doing the Work, Making More Money

    15/01/2020 Duration: 33min

    Jolie Dennison is an artist in the UK who sells her art and bible journals online. She's had a pretty crazy year - from closing her brick & mortar shop after 6 years to health issues to cresting snd selling a "replenishable" product (bible journals) in addition to her art. It hasn't always been easy - not even close. But in the episode, Jolie tells how she perseveres, gets support, and DOES THE WORK. "When I do the things I learn in the coaching program, I make more money." The key for Jolie is working around her health issues and staying focused on her goals - no BSOS (bright shiny object syndrome).  Listen to her story and LMK what you think back on the blog! www.janehamill.com/jolieart

  • Jackies Story: How We Helped Jackie Grow Her Online Sales 183%

    Jackie's Story: How We Helped Jackie Grow Her Online Sales 183%

    11/01/2020 Duration: 27min

    When I first met my guest today, Jackie Ayres from Dyetology, she was running her business while working a full-time corporate job. All of the sales from her apparel and accessories line "side hustle" were coming from in-person art shows and B2C events. It was fun - but exhausting. Her main objectives in working together were: ditch the day job, and flip the business model to mostly online sales -- with some high end direct-to-consumer shows dabbled in The first half of last year really sucked for Jackie. She had already quit her day job (yay) but she had back surgery and couldn't do all the things to grow her business. Forget about selling at shows - she was in pain. She thought the entire year would be a wash. And then...she doubled down. She got into action with her online biz and Holy Moses she turned into Jackie the Entrepreneur 2.0: Her online sales are up 183% from last year  61% of her sales came from her online store Can I get an AMEN? And all of this growth came from the last 6 months of 2019.

  • Understanding and Not Being Afraid of Cash Flow with Layne Booth from Project Booth

    Understanding and Not Being Afraid of Cash Flow with Layne Booth from Project Booth

    03/01/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    My guest today is Layne Booth, CEO of the Project Booth. Her goal is to "bring the data and not the drama to actually grow your business". In this episode, Layne and I discuss how product-based business owners can get a better understanding of cash flow, inventory management, timing of deliveries, and more. Data and numbers are swirling around in every business. This can be very overwhelming and uncomfortable if you don't understand what the numbers really mean.  When I owned my retail store, I was obsessed with cash flow. Obsessed (and anxious). My Chicago boutique often carried $500K in inventory - a huge investment I was always worried about screwing up. Layne helps business owners with all things data and numbers - online shop owners, Amazon sellers, and brick and mortar boutique owners.  Let's face it, numbers, speadsheets, and dashboards freak some people out a little. Layne just gets it. And she makes it wasier for us to understand.  Enjoy! Show Notes and Layne's Free Masterclass back on the blog: htt

  • Starting a Shopify Store and Growing it to $50 K in Sales with Susan Bradley

    Starting a Shopify Store and Growing it to $50 K in Sales with Susan Bradley

    27/12/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    "Nobody wants to share the stuff that doesn’t work." Susan Bradley is the rare person who's willing to share publicly the good and the bad as she launches a Shopify store from $0 to $50K. Honestly, I don't think I'd have the courage to do what Susan's doing - sharing step-by-step, in real time, the building of her online store.  It's fascinating and inspiring. In this episode, she tells us about choosing a niche and then pivoting away from it, doing a proof of concept event, and the "sideways launch" that wasn't really meant to happen but happened anyway.  Susan is awesome and you're going to LOVE this episode.  "My mission was to show you exactly what I did, what happened, and what I might change if I were doing it again." - Susan Bradley Show Notes and Links: www.janehamill.com/susanb Monthly Business Coaching with Jane: www.janehamill.com/membership  

  • The Right Business vs. the Right Now Business

    The Right Business vs. the Right Now Business

    13/12/2019 Duration: 22min

    When was the last time you considered what kind of business you really want? There's a difference between the RIGHT business for you and the RIGHT NOW business that you currently have. What if you give yourself some space to think a little bigger? To consider the end goal of what you REALLY want for your business and yourself -- not just what you think you could get, or what you think you should want.  Today's episode will expand your brain and help you make a simple PLAN for the next year of your life.   

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