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Claire Pelletreau was just starting to grow her side business as a Facebook ad and marketing consultant when her full-time job disappeared. Desperate to land enough clients just to pay the bills, she was disappointed at how difficult it was to find real tactical advice that would help actually her get paid month to month. The Get Paid Podcast is Claire’s attempt to pull back the curtain on the reality of running an online business. All these people pulling in “six figures” - how are they ACTUALLY doing it? What kind of money do they take home after expenses? What are those expenses, anyway? Are they truly “solopreneurs” or are they supported by a team? What does that team do for them? How are they marketing their offerings and growing their lists? How long did it take to get to where they are? You’ll discover how different entrepreneurs get paid and what it costs them to bring in that money.

Dec 16, 2021

Emily Thompson is the co-founder and host of Being Boss, a resource, podcast, and community for creative entrepreneurs, and founder and CEO of Almanac Supply Co., a retail brand that makes and curates products that help people connect with nature. For over a decade Emily has worked closely with creatives to help them make money doing work they love, with a focus on building online business models and growing creative businesses. She’s also the co-author of Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms.


“That little shop of candles and crystals will probably make me more money than anything else I’ve ever done." - Emily Thompson


This Week on the Get Paid Podcast:

  • Three upsets that majorly shifted Emily’s business trajectory.
  • Dealing with burnout and depression as an entrepreneur.
  • How Covid impacted Emily’s business — from an in-person event to homeschooling. 
  • Where did Emily get the money to buy her partner out – and how did they negotiate the selling price?
  • Emily’s favorite creative endeavor so far.
  • Driving membership to the Clubhouse - from traffic sources to keeping people engaged in the group.
  • If you want to stay relevant in a field that is shifting quickly, you should do this.
  • The effect the infamous iOS update had on Apple podcast episode reach.
  • What are the margins on candles and crystals?
  • Emily’s team dynamics—how she hires and what’s important to her about hiring team members.


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