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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 22, 2022

Kaneisha Grayson is the founder of The Art of Applying®, the world’s largest Black-owned graduate admissions consulting firm and the world’s largest woman-of-color owned graduate admissions consulting firm. The Art of Applying® has directly helped 1000+ nontraditional applicants get into the world’s top business, public policy, and law programs with over $20 million in merit scholarships to pay for it. Kaneisha is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. She is also the author of Be Your Own Boyfriend, an avid slow traveler, and the host of Scale Your Joy, the only podcast that teaches high achievers with fancy degrees how to craft a business and life they love. She lives in Austin, Texas with her rescue pup Lady Zadie.

“I dropped out of school before I went to Harvard.” - Kaneisha Grayson

This Week on the Get Paid Podcast:

  • The thrill of receiving royalty checks.
  • Going from giving dating advice to helping people prep grad school applications.
  • What can you do if you get grant money and can’t finish the project you got money to do?
  • Is bold pricing from the start worth it in the long run? 
  • Using anonymous forums to bring in clients.
  • What does Kaneisha have to do with the beginning of BSchool?
  • The compare and despair feeling of watching the people around you succeed quickly while your success takes longer to show up.
  • The steps Kaneisha took to get her business from $80K per year to the million dollar + mark. 
  • The important skill Kaneisha’s business education totally lacked, even as a Harvard Grad.
  • Having a million dollar business year during the worst year of your life.
  • Is it possible to get part-time/freelance employees invested in the success of a solopreneur’s company?

Mentioned in this podcast:

River City Youth Foundation

Laura Roeder

Chris Guillebeau


Jenny Blake 

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Now, it’s time to go get yourself paid.