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#045 - We are celebrating Sparkle Hustle Grow's four year anniversary this month. We have sold over $2.35 million in revenue and shipped over 43,000 packages. We are excited and we are grateful.Some of you may still be in the idea stage or in just launched stage and we want to encourage you because where we're at now, we were not at four years ago. If we can do it, you can do it too with a gentle reminder that you can never, ever compare your day one to someone else's one hundred.In this episode, Julie takes us to a trip down memory lane and breaks down Sparkle Hustle Grow then and now in different areas of the business, from shipping less than 50 boxes a month to just under 1500 boxes.Summary:Capping subscribers by intention (00:02:14)Email software (00:03:47)Product sourcing and box curation (00:05:00)Fulfillment (00:07:39)Marketing (00:11:49)The team (00:14:44)Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowCratejoyFlodesk12 grid cube shelf for planningCatering shelf
#044 - In this episode, Julie chats with her good friend Becky Burgess to talk about Facebook Ads. Tune in to learn some valuable tips on how to maximize your Facebook ad spend.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSplash Owl MediaDigital Marketing for Boss Babes
#043 - Julie chats with Jacqueline and Minna from The Product Boss to talk about planning for the holidays.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowThe Product Boss101+ Content Ideas Beyond the Discounts
#042 - Julie shares a recorded interview with Brittany Rhodes of Black Girl MATHgic. The interview is from the Women in Subscription event held by SUBTA last September. They talk about getting free funding for your business from pitch competitions and grants.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box BootcampBlack Girl MATHgicSubscription Trade Association (SUBTA)
#041 - In this episode, Julie runs down the chapters of her upcoming bookSubscription Box Basics, a 30-Day Plan to Get Your Box Idea Off the Ground.The book is launching in October of 2020. Be one of the first people to know when the book is available. Head over to SubscriptionBoxBootcamp.com/book and get on the waitlist.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box Basics: The Book
#040 - In this episode, you're going to hear from a handful of Julie's successful Subscription Box Bootcamp students sharing about their experience with the bootcamp.Subscription Box Bootcamp is a popular online group coaching program that has helped hundreds of aspiring subscription box entrepreneurs. It provides you with the tools, templates, and support you need to launch and grow your own profitable subscription box business.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box Bootcamp
#039 - In this quick episode, Julie shares some of the behind the scenes in preparing for Subscription Box Bootcamp 2.0 version which is launching this week on September 17th.Subscription Box Bootcamp is a popular online group coaching program that has helped hundreds of aspiring subscription box entrepreneurs. It provides you with the tools, templates, and support you need to launch and grow your own profitable subscription box business.Sign up now for the waitlist at SubscriptionBoxBootcamp.com and save $500 when enrollment opens on September 17th!Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box Bootcamp Waitlist 
#038 - Julie talks about how you can launch you own subscription box business with Subscription Box Bootcamp. In this episode, Julie outlines what's included in the bootcamp and some of the bonuses so you'll know immediately if it is the right program for you.Subscription Box Bootcamp is coming out September 17th. Make sure to sign up for our waitlist and you will get a special opportunity to save $500 on enrollment.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box Bootcamp Waitlist 
#037 - In this episode, Julie talks about the different stages of your subscription box journey and what's new in Subscription Box Bootcamp. Subscription Box Bootcamp gives you the tools, tech and templates that you need to start your own subscription box business. Subscription Box Bootcamp 2.0 is coming out September 17th. Make sure to sign up for our list and you will get a special opportunity to save $500 on enrollment.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box Bootcamp
#036 - This episode is an audio replay of a webinar Julie did with the Subscription Box bootcampers. When you want to improve your customer experience, it doesn't always mean putting more stuff in the box So in this episode, Julie talks about how to improve your customer experience for just pennies.The Subscription Box Bootcamp will be having a major update launching later this fall.We are re-recording all of the materials and adding more templates, swipe files, and bonuses. It's going to be absolutely amazing. If you want to get all the information as we release it, please make sure you're on our VIP list by heading over to SubscriptionBoxBootcamp.com.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box Bootcamp
#035 - In this episode, Julie is replaying the audio from a video she recorded earlier this year in the exclusive Subscription Box Bootcamp group. She shares about how she handled getting a bad review from someone who wasn't happy with her Sparkle Hustle Grow box. It turned out to be a learning experience for her and her team on added value and how to properly communicate it to your subscribers.The Subscription Box Bootcamp will be having a major update launching later this fall.We are re-recording all of the materials and adding more templates, swipe files,  and bonuses. It's going to be absolutely amazing. If you want to get all the information as we release it, please make sure you're on our VIP list by heading over to SubscriptionBoxBootcamp.com.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box Bootcamp
#034 - In this episode, Julie chats with one of Sparkle Hustle Grow's vendors Jake Panavas of Procuremint to talk about custom products.Jake is a co-founder of Procuremint Inc, which is a business that helps curate and source products for subscription boxes as well as other eCommerce brands.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowProcuremint
#033 - Introducing a new segment of Subscription Box Basics called Myth Busters. Julie will be talking about some of the most common myths in the subscription box industry. In this episode, she is busting the myth that subscription box businesses are passive income.If you have a subscription box business idea and want to learn more about the next steps, what to do and how to launch head over to SubscriptionBoxBootcamp.com for more of Julie's free resources.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box Bootcamp
#032 -  Julie chats with one of her Subscription Box Bootcamps, Brittany Rhodes, founder of the Black Girl MATHgic subscription box. We'll get to hear how Brittany got into the subscription box business and the Black Girl MATHgic launch story.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowSubscription Box BootcampBlack Girl MATHgicCratejoy: Black Girl MATHgicInstagram: Black Girl MATHgicFacebook: Black Girl MATHgicYoutube: Black Girl MATHgicBlack Girl MATHgic GoodiesBlack Girl MATHgic Anniversary & Website Launch Party
#031 - Julie chats with her sub box bestie Jessica Principe who's the founder of All Girl Shave Club. They first met online in a Facebook group and then had the chance to meet in real life at a business event late 2016 when they were both brand new to subscription box business. Since then they've just been this amazing support system for each other going through the highs and lows of running a business and everything in between.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowAll Girls Shave ClubInventory Goals WorkshopBlog: Jessica PrincipeInstagram: Jessica Principe
#030 - Julie chats with her business bestie and good friend Carmen Vermillion to talk about branding. Branding is such an important topic because good branding can help your subscription box, not only stand out from the rest, but also attract your ideal target audience. After having her first child in 2012 Carmen started teaching herself the basics of both Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator® fulfilling a desire for a creative outlet outside her corporate job & motherhood. After 4 years of building up her knowledge, portfolio & client base she was able to walk away from her job in Advertising and take her Web & Graphic Design Agency full time. Carmen has worked with some of the largest brand names in the business including Gerber Baby & Fox Networks Group & prides herself on being self-taught. Carmen believes design is an ever changing field and learning new skills and design trends is vital to her role. Carmen is a designer for female owned small businesses, wife & proud mother to 3 adorable kiddos, living in Greenville, SC.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowVermillion Creative AgencySubscription Box Brand Questionnaire
#029 - Julie chats with one of her favorite people Amy Lockrin to talk about subscription box business operations.Amy Lockrin is an Operations Integrator for small business owners who are ready to thrive in their business and leave behind the overwhelm of "to-do's."Amy is the founder and head integrator of The Operations House, an integration and implementation agency. She makes things happen in small businesses so CEO’s can go back to being creative through project management, business management, and strategic business planning sessions. She focuses on the technical, the strategy, and the organization so business owners get to return to the passion that started their business!Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowThe Operations HouseFacebook: The Operations House by Amy Lockrin
#028 - Julie chats with Emily and Aryelle to talk about Camp Girl Boss. Camp Girl Boss teaches leadership and entrepreneurship to middle school girls.Emily Breedlove is a Serial Entrepreneur who transforms communities through empowering women and girls to embrace their own Creative Magic. Her work ranges from the Founder and Global Champion for Camp Girl Boss to serving as the first Female Director of ScaleUp WNC a 90-day business Accelerator in Asheville, North Carolina. Emily sees Disruption as the highest form of public service and she advocates regularly for people to boldly innovate whenever possible.Aryelle is an undergraduate student at UNCA studying Community Justice and Entrepreneurship. She is an active community leader, as she has lead several marches and events including the 2019 Asheville Women’s March. Aryelle is the author of "A is for Awkward: A Guide to Surviving Middle School," where she works to support k-12 students in resiliency and empowerment. Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowCamp Girl BossCamp Girl Boss Facebook
#027 - In this episode, Julie chats with Laura Sprinkle to talk about affiliate marketing.Laura Sprinkle teaches entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses using strategic, high-touch partnerships through her signature training, Rock Your Affiliate Program™. She’s helped industry leaders such as Amy Porterfield, Selena Soo, and Todd Herman build their partner programs, has seen over $10M in partner revenues come in through her methods, and supported thousands of partners across dozens of industries. Her motto is “Partnerships First, Fun Always,” and she sprinkles that message throughout everything she does. Laura’s been mentioned in Amy’s Online Marketing Made Easy podcast and has been a featured expert for Selena Soo’s year-long mastermind, at events, and on podcasts. She loves sharing about affiliate partnerships, thoughtful business connections, branding, and marketing. She lives in Portland, Maine, and you’ll usually find her sipping on a maple latte at her favorite coffee shop, or at the park chasing her daughter Cadlee. (You’ll recognize Laura by her infectious laugh.) You can learn more about Laura at LauraSprinkle.com and on Instagram at @imlaurasprinkle.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowLauraSprinkle.com/JulieLaura's FacebookLaura's InstagramLaura's PinterestLaura's Twitter
#026 - Julie chats with her good friend Jenny Melrose of the Influencer Entrepreneur Academy to talk about Instagram influencers and influencer marketing.Jenny is a former reading specialist who “retired” from her teaching career when her blogging income far exceeded her salary.   Through hard work and dedication, her lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family, became regularly sought out by nationally recognized brands such as Neutrogena, Smuckers, Glad, Costco, Stanley Steamer, Sara Lee and many more. She is a content strategist that helps entrepreneurs better understand their messaging and unique position in the online space.  Now, she’s combining her passion for teaching with her extensive experience of creating strategic content for online business owners via JennyMelrose.com and her podcast, Influencer Entrepreneurs with Jenny Melrose as well as her annual conference in Charlotte NC for female entrepreneurs.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowJennyMelrose.com/PodcastJenny Melrose Instragram
#025 - This is the third and last episode of the three-part series with Mario from Cratejoy. In this episode, Julie and Mario talk about customer feedback, strategies on how to get it, how often, and what to do with it.Mario currently leads Seller Success at Cratejoy. Before Cratejoy, Mario spent time in management consulting and has experience starting, operating, scaling, and selling subscription box businesses.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowCratejoy Business BlogTypeform
#024 - In this first of three-episode series, Julie chats with Mario Barrett from Cratejoy to talk about the pitfalls of overcomplicating your subscription box product.Mario currently leads Seller Success at Cratejoy. Before Cratejoy, Mario spent time in management consulting and has experience starting, operating, scaling and selling subscription box businesses.Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowCratejoy
#023 - In this first of three-episode series, Julie chats with Mario Barrett from Cratejoy to talk about pricing strategies for your subscription box business. Mario currently leads Seller Success at Cratejoy. Before Cratejoy, Mario spent time in management consulting and has experience starting, operating, scaling and selling subscription box businesses. Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowCratejoyFree Subscription Commerce ToolsHow to price your subscription boxTips on pricing your subscription
#022 -  In this episode, Julie talks about thriving in community and how you can use community to grow your subscription box business. When you build a community around your subscription box, it can do so many things for you as a business owner and provide extra value for your subscribers. Links:Sparkle Hustle Grow
#021 - Julie chats with one of her mentors, Stu McLaren, to talk about recurring revenue from subscription and membership business.Stu McLaren helps experts transform their knowledge and influence into recurring revenue by launching, growing and scaling six, seven and eight-figure membership sites. In 2008 he co-founded the world's most popular membership platform for WordPress called WishList Member. When he sold his interest in October, 2014 they were powering over 58,000 online communities and membership sites. And now you may know Stu through TRIBE, which is pretty much the go-to program for starting a membership. Links:Sparkle Hustle GrowStu McLaren's TRIBE Program
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Created by
Julie Ball
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 21st, 2019
Latest Episode
Oct 19th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
45
Avg. Episode Length
18 minutes
Explicit
No
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