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The Well-Paid Creative

Gabrielle Chipeur

If you're a creative professional looking to escape the burden of under-earning and overworking, then man do I have a podcast for you. Hosted by veteran creative Gabrielle Chipeur, each episode of The Well-Paid Creative consists of candid interviews with experts and creatives on topics like freelancing success, marketing and sales, mindset, client management, and our favorite topic - profit. Discover how to attract quality clients and charge what you're worth so you can fall back in love with your work again. ⭐️ PLUS! Access tons of free resources at wellpaidcreative.com

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How Building a Customer-Centric Business Can Skyrocket Your Growth with Joe Wadsworth
19-01-2022
How Building a Customer-Centric Business Can Skyrocket Your Growth with Joe Wadsworth
Would you like to turn your freelance business into one that highly values customers? To grow a customer-centric business, you must be willing to create authentic customer relationships and become flexible to what they want and how they want to be served. As a classically trained musician and self-taught contemporary music producer, Joe Wadsworth is a dynamic CEO who is committed to giving upcoming artists their opportunity to take the charts by storm without needing to be with a traditional production company. Joe has developed a unique perspective when it comes to what it takes to make it in the industry. He has been successfully producing, coaching, and mentoring artists for over 7 years. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Joe explains the value of being flexible in how you deal with your customers to build long-term relationships. Listen in to learn how to build a successful Instagram business page that attracts clients, plus the power of having clients’ before and after pictures/videos. Full shownotes at:
How Building a Customer-Centric Business Can Skyrocket Your Growth with Joe Wadsworth
19-01-2022
How Building a Customer-Centric Business Can Skyrocket Your Growth with Joe Wadsworth
Would you like to turn your freelance business into one that highly values customers? To grow a customer-centric business, you must be willing to create authentic customer relationships and become flexible to what they want and how they want to be served. As a classically trained musician and self-taught contemporary music producer, Joe Wadsworth is a dynamic CEO who is committed to giving upcoming artists their opportunity to take the charts by storm without needing to be with a traditional production company. Joe has developed a unique perspective when it comes to what it takes to make it in the industry. He has been successfully producing, coaching, and mentoring artists for over 7 years. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Joe explains the value of being flexible in how you deal with your customers to build long-term relationships. Listen in to learn how to build a successful Instagram business page that attracts clients, plus the power of having clients’ before and after pictures/videos. Full shownotes at:
The Value of Mentorship in Accelerating Your Freelance Business Growth with Mitko Karshovski
12-01-2022
The Value of Mentorship in Accelerating Your Freelance Business Growth with Mitko Karshovski
Would you like to accelerate your growth and establish yourself ahead of the competition as a freelancer? How about getting yourself a mentor? Seeking a mentor when building an online business is an intelligent move that will see you experience tremendous growth. For the last 5 years, Mitko Karshovski has been living as a digital nomad and spent a majority of that time growing an agency from a small team of 6 to over 25 professionals working 100% remotely. At the end of 2020, he launched Parable, an online membership that uses detailed case studies of real-world 6, 7, and 8 figure location-independent businesses to teach people how to build an online business of their own that allows them to live life on their own terms. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Mitko explains the value of having a mentor and consistently actualizing their insights to set yourself up for success as a freelancer. Listen in to learn the importance of paying for your mentorship to establish your commitment to the mentor’s insights and develop a relationship with them. For full show notes visit:
The Ultimate Framework to Building a Memorable Freelance Brand with Mallika Malhotra
05-01-2022
The Ultimate Framework to Building a Memorable Freelance Brand with Mallika Malhotra
Are you taking the necessary steps to develop a solid and consistent brand for your freelancing business? As opposed to many people’s beliefs, branding consists of more than just the colors or fonts of your website. It's more about differentiation, your purpose, your personality, and much more. Mallika Malhotra of MikiFoto + Co is an award-winning brand builder, professional photographer, business mentor, and author of The Brand Photography Playbook. After years of working in corporate advertising, she now helps women entrepreneurs master their message, show up as the face of their business and discover their bulls-eye niche. It’s her mission to empower women to stop hiding and to start emerging as leaders. When she’s not taking pictures or building brands, she’s at home with her three sons and husband, drinking coffee or red wine and dreaming about their next global adventure. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Mallika explains her 6-step simple framework to building a solid brand. Listen in to learn the power of personality and consistency in your branding to impact those you’re meant to serve. Full Show Notes and Resources Mentioned at:
Tips On How to Master the Tech in Your Business with Jacqui Money
15-12-2021
Tips On How to Master the Tech in Your Business with Jacqui Money
Would you like to confidently simplify the tech in your business? Tech and automation when done correctly have the ability to save you money and time and help you scale your business without hiring a large team. Jacqui Money is a South African entrepreneur who works with coaches, consultants, and solopreneurs who are ready to fully leverage their tech to simplify their business, automate systems, and scale with a course or membership so they can save time, drive more sales, and scale their profits. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Jacqui explains how she helps business owners confidently master the tech in their businesses and incorporate what works for them while doing away with what doesn’t. Listen in to learn the importance of getting expert tech advice when starting your business instead of trying to do it yourself and steer clear of avoidable mistakes. Full Show Notes:
How to Master Your Mindset and Show Up for Your Business with Chris Richards
08-12-2021
How to Master Your Mindset and Show Up for Your Business with Chris Richards
Are you feeling stuck in your business even though you’re doing everything you possibly can to see growth? Well, maybe it is your mindset that’s limiting the way you’re showing up to the world and in your business. Chris Richards is a Mindset Mentor for six figures entrepreneurs and coaches who recognize that after upgrading the marketing and sales, the final barrier to achieve the 7-figure success they desire, is usually hidden within themselves. His clients regularly go from $10k-$20k per month to over $100k per month and beyond, but do it without fears, old money thinking patterns, anxiety, or old habits getting in the way. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Chris explains how your mindset and emotions impact your business and how to shift the way you show up to start seeing growth. Listen in to learn why you should reach out to as many people as you can, and offer value when you’re just starting in business without looking to make a quick buck. Full Show Notes:
Creating Your Own Productive Work-Life Balance with Raj Subrameyer
24-11-2021
Creating Your Own Productive Work-Life Balance with Raj Subrameyer
Are you having a hard time finding a work-life balance as a creative? When you prioritize and manage your work-life balance, you’re also taking care of your mental health. A well-thought-out work-life balance means you’re productive without being overworked or burned out. Raj Subrameyer is a tech career strategist focusing on helping people to land their dream job and become successful leaders. He is passionate about guiding professionals to maximize their opportunities and discover their zone of genius. He uses his experience in the tech industry to research, speak and write about how we can embrace technology and become full-on digital citizens. He is a sought-after speaker at various conferences, including giving multiple TEDx talks this year. He has been featured in numerous podcasts and publications, including Entrepreneur, CEOWORLD Magazine, Authority Magazine, Career Addict, Thrive Global, Addicted2Success, and The Good Men Project. He is also the author of the book – Sky Rocket Your Career. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Raj describes how he transitioned from an overworked and burned-out tech career to adopting time management and productivity strategies. Listen in to learn how to practice deep work instead of multitasking to become more productive and do more quality work. Full Episode Show Notes:
Maximize Your Productivity and Better Manage Your Time with Dawn Marcotte
17-11-2021
Maximize Your Productivity and Better Manage Your Time with Dawn Marcotte
Would you like to get the most out of your time by being far more more productive every day? Having a well-thought-out time management system not only enables you to get more work done but to also have rest time and make more money as a creative. Dawn Marcotte is a mom, runner, and reader of all things mystery. She has also been a professional (that means someone actually pays her), freelance writer, for over 10 years. In addition to writing books, Dawn provides helpful information in her Facebook Group, Women Coaches and Consultants Growing Our Business. She’s always happy to give a little free advice to new entrepreneurs to help them along their journey. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Dawn explains how she created a time management system that enables her to do what is needed in a way that works for her. Listen in to learn the importance of having a calendar where you schedule your work and make it easier to prioritize the important stuff. Full Show Notes:
The Five Star Success Blueprint: Take Your Creative Business from Idea to Acquisition with Beate Chelette
03-11-2021
The Five Star Success Blueprint: Take Your Creative Business from Idea to Acquisition with Beate Chelette
Do you struggle with the business pieces of your creative business? Your creativity and passion alone will not get you the results you need to become a successful creative freelancer. To take your business from just an idea to an acquisition, you must first shift your mindset and start going after the quantum leap. Beate Chelette is the Growth Architect and Founder of The Women’s Code and provides strategy blueprints and results-oriented, tangible tools and techniques that unify teams, give you clear steps to improve your business systems and strengthen your leadership skills. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. She’s amongst the “Top 100 Global thought Leaders” by PeopleHum and “One of 50-Must Follow Women Entrepreneurs” by HuffPost. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Beate explains how to grow a creative business from the tried and proven ten percent annual growth to a quantum leap. Listen in to learn the importance of taking the steps necessary to save your business, plus overcome the shame of needing help to grow. Full show notes at:
Stand Out Online by Creating an Authentic Personal Brand with Claire Bahn
27-10-2021
Stand Out Online by Creating an Authentic Personal Brand with Claire Bahn
Woohoo Episode #50! Have you been struggling with how you show up online as an authentic business owner? How about building a unique personal brand that still represents your values and beliefs? Building an authentic personal brand involves showing up to your ideal clients with the right messaging and marketing strategies.   Claire Bahn is a personal brand strategist and the CEO and Founder of Claire Bahn Group. For over ten years, she has been helping high-achieving CEOs, executives, investors, and founders maximize their authority and influence to accelerate business growth and gain the recognition they deserve. Her mission is to help others leverage their personal brand to develop the authority, influence, and trust they need to exceed their career and life goals. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Claire explains the power of a personal brand in increasing an entrepreneur’s authority, influence, and trust. Listen in to learn the importance of committing to showing up where your ideal client is and where they consistently consume information. Full show notes at:
How to Make Podcasting the Right Tool to Grow Your Brand with Franciska Kosman
20-10-2021
How to Make Podcasting the Right Tool to Grow Your Brand with Franciska Kosman
Have you been contemplating starting a podcast to expand your brand? As a creative, podcasting is one of the most valuable tools you can use to grow your expertise, and expand your brand to different types of audiences. Kay Productions Founder/CEO, Franciska Kosman is a Jewish Orthodox art-preneur who started her career as a singer and composer and became an international artist and performer, having released over 60 singles. She then went on to launch Kay Productions, which offers a unique combination of services, from content development to producing, marketing, and – most importantly – ways to make an IMPACT with a message worth sharing. She started her own podcast; The Franciska Show, to give voice to the inspiring stories of Orthodox Jewish female artists. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Franciska explains how you can actualize your idea into a podcast to help grow your brand. Listen in to learn the importance of focusing on producing high-quality content, plus staying consistent to become a successful podcaster. Full show notes at:
How Freelancers Can Handle Stress and Avoid Burnout with Dr. Jen Harrison
06-10-2021
How Freelancers Can Handle Stress and Avoid Burnout with Dr. Jen Harrison
Do you often experience stress and burnout that negatively affects both your life and business? If you want to maximize your results in life and business, you must be intentional in adopting basic techniques to help prevent stress and also develop a stress management tool kit to help relieve and avoid burnout. Dr. Jennifer Harrison is a stress & body-mind health expert, Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer (by Jack Canfield), Success and Mindset Coach, best-selling author & speaker. She helps entrepreneurs, natural health practitioners, and professionals to effectively relieve stress & optimize their brainpower, create an empowering success mindset, and manifest desired results in both their life and business. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Dr. Jen explains the importance of having a go-to list of stress relief strategies to incorporate into your daily routines. Listen in to learn why you need to regularly relax and reflect to identify the root cause of your stress and burnout. Full show notes at:
The Value of Attraction Marketing in Growing Your Business with Chad Wittfeldt
29-09-2021
The Value of Attraction Marketing in Growing Your Business with Chad Wittfeldt
Have you ever thought of experimenting with attraction-based marketing in your business? Attraction-based marketing is a form of marketing where you use your expertise in your field to attract your ideal customer without even telling them to purchase. How cool is that, right? Chad Wittfeldt started investing in the equities market when he was 17 years old, and a few years later moved over to currency markets. Through some trials and tribulations, Chad closed his first apartment building deal. Today, he’s partnered on over $40,000,000 in real estate syndications, scaled a multiple 6 figure consulting agency, mines, stakes, and trades cryptocurrency in his free time. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Chad shares how he discovered attraction marketing and how it helped grow his business and expertise. Listen in to learn the importance of understanding your ideal customer and the acquisition stage they’re in, to strategically market to them. Full Show Notes at:
Do It Your Way and Enjoy Freedom, Fun, And Finances with Viv Guy
22-09-2021
Do It Your Way and Enjoy Freedom, Fun, And Finances with Viv Guy
Would you love to have the freedom of time while still being incredibly productive in your business? By doing things that perfectly align with you and not following shoulds, you can create a fulfilling life and a successful business without compromising. Viv Guy is an entrepreneur who without realizing her achievements at the time, grew her first company and its profits every year throughout and after the 2008 recession. She sold out her client’s spots for a year in just one month for her brand photography business during the global pandemic and started a new business during the same pandemic. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Viv shares how she pivoted from a business that wasn’t serving her to finding one that was in alignment with her. Listen in to learn the power of showing up unashamedly as yourself to attract clients that resonate with you. Full show notes at:
How to Create Irresistible Offers as A Freelancer or Solo Provider with Cheryl Woodhouse
15-09-2021
How to Create Irresistible Offers as A Freelancer or Solo Provider with Cheryl Woodhouse
Do you often feel like the one-off offers you provide as a freelancer are not enough for both you and your client? How about positioning your services as the solution to your client’s problem and offering months-long project plans? Cheryl Woodhouse is the founder of Tactile Design Co and a mentor to freelancers and solo service providers, teaching them how to ditch the toxic clients by creating and selling irresistible offers and building long-term, highly profitable relationships to end the income rollercoaster for good. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Cheryl shares the strategy she created that allows her to sell long-term projects rather than one-off projects as a solo provider. Listen in to learn how to find your clients’ problems and offer the best solutions by conducting industry research. Full Show Notes at:
Powerful Ways to Set Boundaries and Navigate Rest with Jason Leadingham
08-09-2021
Powerful Ways to Set Boundaries and Navigate Rest with Jason Leadingham
Do you have any set boundaries that govern your daily life? Having boundaries in every aspect of your life allows you to navigate rest and achieve maximum physical and mental wellbeing. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Jason talks about the importance of setting personal and professional boundaries to help navigate rest and avoid burnout. Listen in to learn the importance of setting boundaries that can be adjusted to fit the daily rhythm of your life and achieve a work/life balance. Jason Leadingham is a father of two little ones (2 and 4), a full-time minister as well as a professionally trained male voice-over talent, and a SAG-AFTRA eligible commercial, TV, and stage actor for over 20 years of formal acting education and experience. His voice can be classified anywhere between mid ‘20s to early ‘50s. He can give you professionally sounding voices from that conversational “guy next door” to a believable-sounding cartoon figure.  Full Show Notes at:
Build Your Freelance Career Through Network Building and Self-Promotion with Super Julie Braun
01-09-2021
Build Your Freelance Career Through Network Building and Self-Promotion with Super Julie Braun
Have you been encountering challenges building an impactful career as a creative? Self-promoting through practicing and starting conversations online is just one way to break the ice and get close to finding projects that fit who you are. Super Julie Braun is the founder and CEO of Super Purposes. Her company helps people get the salary they deserve regardless of their challenges by taking the fear and formality out of the career search. They’ve helped over 16,000 people by providing online courses such as “How to get a job in 12 weeks!” SJ and the creative teams at Super Purposes are currently producing a 12-week Docuseries, From Ground Zero to Career Superhero in which 5 unemployed job seekers get help on their career journey. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Super Julie explains how she mostly works with creative people to help them get the job and salary they deserve. Listen in to learn the power of building and maintaining a network to help you expand your job opportunities. Full Show Notes with Time Stamps at:
Actionable Financial Advice for Creative Freelancers with Kristopher Meuwissen
25-08-2021
Actionable Financial Advice for Creative Freelancers with Kristopher Meuwissen
How well are you currently managing your finances as an entrepreneur? Are you paying yourself first and investing after getting paid? As a business owner, it's important you adopt the profit-first model so you can pay yourself first each time without compromise. Kristopher Meuwissen has been a self-employed financial advisor since 2012. He grew up in a financial advice household with both his parents running a financial business. He has an excellent understanding of what works and what doesn’t in finances and has learned how to employ a variety of approaches to benefit his clients. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Kristopher shares his journey as a financial entrepreneur and how to better manage finances as a freelancer. Listen in to learn why you should invest your money as a freelancer to start your wealth-building journey. Full show notes at:
Small Actionable Steps To a Multi-Million Dollar Creative Business with Victoria Wieck
18-08-2021
Small Actionable Steps To a Multi-Million Dollar Creative Business with Victoria Wieck
Do you have a working risk management plan in your business? One way you can manage risk in your business is by strategically planning for your growth so you don’t fail or go broke. Victoria Wieck is the epitome of rags to riches American dream story. She immigrated from South Korea to America with her parents with only 30 dollars, and has built a multi-million-dollar business with over $500 million in retail sales. After a series of corporate jobs, Victoria started her own company in 1989 on a shoestring budget to spend more time with her family. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Victoria Wieck talks about her creative entrepreneurial journey and how she became successful by planning for her business growth. Listen in to learn the value of consistently taking small actionable steps to help you achieve your goals. Full Show Notes at:
How to Take Risks and Not Give Up on Your Passion with Maccabee Griffin
11-08-2021
How to Take Risks and Not Give Up on Your Passion with Maccabee Griffin
Do you have what it takes to be patient and take risks for your passion? To be successful as a business owner, you have to be passionate about what you’re pursuing and keep taking risks without giving up when things get bumpy. Maccabee Griffin has been a full-time voiceover actor for almost 2 years. He medically retired from the US Army and was working full-time in a manufacturing job before the pandemic hit. Maccabee uses his voice and a network of creative specialists to help businesses grow and thrive in this digital world. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Maccabee shares how luck and taking risks has enabled him to turn his passion for voice acting into a full-time job. Listen in to learn the importance of appreciating your story and bringing those experiences into the work that you do. Full show notes at:
Forming Mental Habits That Serve You with Laura DiBenedetto
04-08-2021
Forming Mental Habits That Serve You with Laura DiBenedetto
Have you established any healthy habits in your life in terms of your thoughts? We often think of habits as the tangible things we can do when we should think of habits as what we think about, and how those thoughts can serve us. Laura DiBenedetto is a TEDx speaker, #1 Bestselling author of The Six Habits, and Life Mastery Coach. She teaches us how to create the life of our dreams without sacrificing what we love. As Founder and CEO of Vision Advertising, a company that she built at aged 19, she has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs build and grow profitable enterprises entirely on their terms. In today’s episode of The Well-Paid Creative, Laura explains how she went from pursuing career and money highs to pursuing happiness habits. Listen in to learn how to challenge your limiting beliefs to better take care of yourself and your business. Full show notes at: