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Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Join Chief Side Hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome for your weekly installment of Side Hustle Pro and learn actionable strategies to start small and get going–wherever and whoever you are. Side Hustle Pro features interviews with inspiring black women entrepreneurs including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life, Maya Elious of Built to Impact, and more!
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Mar 30, 2022

Today in the guest chair we have Ericka Chambers, CEO and Co-Founder of Puzzles of Color. Ericka and her brother founded this business in the middle of the pandemic. She used that idle time to really think through something that her and her family has done for years, which is build puzzles together. And the one thing they realized was lacking was puzzles featuring people of color. After unsuccessfully trying to convince other people to launch this business, Ericka and her brother finally realized it was up to them to solve this problem.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How they started, how they’re growing, how they’re learning what to delegate
  • Working with artists of color to license their pieces and turn them into puzzles
  • Juggling the business and parenting while side hustling

And so much more! Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube 

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Puzzles of Color- @PuzzlesofColor

Mar 23, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Gia Peppers, an award-winning on-air talent, entertainment journalist, content creator, and podcaster who is most known for her work as a contributor on NBC's primetime morning show, "Today Show," her nationally syndicated Urban One Radio show and podcast, "More Than That with Gia Peppers," and as 1/5th of the wildly popular podcast, "Black Girl Pod." 

She shares with us how with each piece of content she creates or participates in, she hopes to remind everyone that the greatness that inspires us in others also lives in each one of us. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How she found a way to do what she loved at a time where there weren’t many opportunities in the entertainment industry
  • How her father inspired her love for journalism 
  • How all of her experiences helped her get to where she is now
  • How she taps into the little daily joys of life for happiness rather than focusing so much on the big accomplishments + so much more..

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube

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Podcast Moguls 

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Gia Peppers: @GiaPeppers

Mar 23, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Gia Peppers, an award-winning on-air talent, entertainment journalist, content creator, and podcaster who is most known for her work as a contributor on NBC's primetime morning show, "Today Show," her nationally syndicated Urban One Radio show and podcast, "More Than That with Gia Peppers," and as 1/5th of the wildly popular podcast, "Black Girl Pod." 

She shares with us how with each piece of content she creates or participates in, she hopes to remind everyone that the greatness that inspires us in others also lives in each one of us. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How she found a way to do what she loved at a time where there weren’t many opportunities in the entertainment industry
  • How her father inspired her love for journalism 
  • How all of her experiences helped her get to where she is now
  • How she taps into the little daily joys of life for happiness rather than focusing so much on the big accomplishments + so much more..

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube

This episode is brought to you by

LinkedIn

Join the conversation redefining professionals on LinkedIn. Welcome professionals.

Podcast Moguls 

Want to make podcasting your side hustle? Want to grow your show and use it as a platform to attract press, paid partnerships, and speaking opportunities? Register for my next podcast training at podcastmoguls.com

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Gia Peppers: @GiaPeppers

Mar 16, 2022

This week I am back with a solo episode to share some exciting updates happening in my life and with Side Hustle Pro!

In this episode I share:

  • How grateful I am that Side Hustle Pro is being inducted to the Podcast Hall of Fame!
  • Why I am excited to be back in NY closer to our parents and friends 
  • How I am recommitting to the goals I set for the year with Nicaila TV on YouTube
  • That Side Hustle Pro merch is now available!

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Mar 9, 2022

Influencer Dayna Bolden is in the guest chair in this rewind episode with an update. 

It’s been three years since Dayna, an Entrepreneur and Lifestyle Blogger based in Atlanta, shared her journey with us. Since then, Dayna has consistently dominated the online arena serving as the Creative Director of DaynaBolden.com and CEO of Bolden Creative Media. 

The digital marketing maven has successfully curated healthy and enduring marketing campaigns for esteemed brands such as Nike, VH1, Disney H&M and has been acknowledged by media outlets such as Forbes, Elle Magazine and was voted as one of Essence Magazine’s top influencers to follow as she inspires her audience on a daily with her creative, authentic and relatable content. 

On this episode, Dayna shares:

  • How to get out of your head and show up authentically on social media
  • The difference between being an influencer and being influential
  • How to be realistic about your needs and get help
  • Her content tips and tricks!

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by:

Gusto
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Dayna Bolden -  @daynabolden

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Mar 2, 2022

In this rewind episode, we have Necole Kane in the guest chair, creator of the successful celebrity gossip blog NecoleBitchie.com, founder of the women’s empowerment and lifestyle platform xoNecole, and founder of My Happy Flo, her newest venture which aims to empower black women to become the CEO of their menstrual health. 

In this episode, Necole shares: 

  • How to know when it’s time to pivot and how to take that leap even when the lifestyle you currently have may make it difficult to walk away.   
  • The low points she faced when transitioning from NecoleBitchie.com to XoNecole and how she overcame them. 
  • How to successfully build a media company, gain an audience that will engage with your content & how to make sales and build brand partnerships.
  • How she transitioned to a completely different market and started her 3rd brand, My Happy Flo and what role she maintains with XoNecole.
  • How My Happy Flo uses plant-based ingredients along with essential vitamins to support hormonal balance, and healthier pain-free periods.
  • Things to consider when starting a business with a partner

Find out the big secret on how Necole is so fearless when it comes to pivoting, how she is able to reinvent herself so easily and how you can apply it for yourself. 

Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and watch on YouTube 

This episode is brought to you by:

Gusto
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MyHappyFlo- @myhappyflo.co

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