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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.

May 18, 2023

A professional longarm quilter for the past 10 years, Jess Zeigler helps other quilters earn and launch real businesses through her online course, Rookie Season, and her membership, Longarm League. She and her husband Josh now work together in the business, supporting their family solely through the revenue generated from their various digital offers.  Today we deep dive into Jess’s journey from stay at home mom to quilting hobbyist to professional and how prioritizing her mental health and embracing uncertainty played a huge role. 

Also, stick around toward the end to hear Jess get a real-time messaging session with Get Paid Marketing’s conversion copywriter and messaging coach, Sarah Lucille. 

This Week on the Get Paid Podcast:

  • Jess's journey of self-discovery as a stay-at-home mom and grappling with her identity

  • Unleashing her passion for a hobby without immediate plans for monetization

  • The struggles and drain of earning small commissions through a time-consuming quilting business model

  • How her first big $10k investment in a Longarm machine changed everything

  • What shifted when Jess tore it all down, started homeschooling, and prioritized therapy

  • Challenging societal beliefs ingrained by patriarchy and embracing a mindset focused on possibilities rather than limitations

  • When and why her husband left his 16 year high stress job in 2021 to be part of the business

  • Shifting her model to teaching and creating resources for Longarm quilters

  • Jess and Sarah Lucille dive into a mini messaging session, addressing the key paradigm shifts a really niche audience needs to make before buying

  • Jess's motivation for joining Get Paid Marketing and how it propelled her to take action and implement her ideas sooner.

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