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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.

Jun 24, 2015

Suzi Istvan’s design business brought in big bucks in 2014, but her take-home pay was far from six-figures. A year of big growth means big investments, but the strategic way she spends her money has set her up with a business she always dreamed of running (and that’s bringing in some serious revenue).

In this episode you’ll hear:

-- How Suzi identifies and then deals with debilitating burn-out.

-- One of the ways I “keep it interesting” in my marriage.

-- The secret deal Suzi’s husband may or may not have made with the devil.

-- A breakdown of the retainer services Splendidly Curious provides, and what may cause their prices to vary.

-- How much the business made in 2014 and what Suzi’s own cut of that was by the end of the year.

-- Why Suzi and her team aren’t actually working for the people who are paying them month-to-month. (Sounds like a scam but it’s not!)

-- Why she felt it was important to hire a lawyer on retainer before bringing in any designers to actually make money for the business.

-- The “backwards” way that Suzi went about preparing her business to hire its first designer.

-- Why it took longer than it should have for that first designer to start “paying for herself.”

-- The make-up of the Splendidly Curious team: who they are and what they do.

-- Why charging for packages instead of for hours worked protects both her business and its clients.