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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 who started out as side hustlers, including interviews with Myleik Teele of CurlBox, Lisa Price of Carol's Daughter, and more!
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Nov 30, 2022

This week I sat down with Janae Marks, the critically acclaimed author of middle grade novels From the Desk of Zoe Washington and A Soft Place to Land. We get to hear about her journey from writing as a side hustle to becoming a full time author. Now, her best selling book is soon to be a Disney Original movie, produced by Kerry Washington! 

In episode 328 Janae shares:

  • How impactful and important her novels are for young Black kids 
  • How to get started as a new author and the reality of how long the process all takes
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing vs pitching a publishing house 
  • How Disney Channel picked up her novel to become an original movie, executive produced by Kerry Washington

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Nov 23, 2022

This week I sat down with Codie Elaine Oliver, the CEO and Co-founder of Black Love, Inc. The 100% Black owned media company, founded by Codie Elaine Oliver and husband Tommy Oliver, is a hub for Black couples and singles to have transparent conversations around relationships, parenthood, dating, and more through their app, podcast network, documentaries, and live events. We get the inside scoop on how Codie built her show from the ground up and grew into a multimedia empire. 

In this episode she shares: 

  • How she and her husband Tommy Oliver self funded Black Love, Inc.
  • The strategic moves she made to pitch Black Love to a network while maintaining ownership
  • The systems she has in place to manage a thriving career while being a mom of three

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Nov 16, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Erica Davis, the CEO & Founder of The Sip, a lifestyle brand that focuses on the education and discovery of champagne and sparkling wine. Along with Co-Founder Catherine Carter, Erica has opened the door for many people, especially women, to discover and indulge in the luxury of champagne. As an Oakland native, Erica made it her mission through The Sip to give back to the city through charitable initiatives coupled with every purchase. 

In this episode Erica shares:

  • How working at a startup prepared her for entrepreneurship 
  • How she balances work and relationship with her best friend/co-founder
  • Her mission to change how alcohol is marketed to women

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Nov 9, 2022

In this very exciting episode, I’m chatting with Wilglory Tanjong, the Founder and CEO of Anima Iris, a technology-driven luxury bag brand that is industrializing Africa through retail. Starting with a personal investment of $5K, in under two years Wilglory has scaled Anima Iris into a multimillion-dollar valued company. 

In this episode she shares:

  • How she worked alongside artisans in Dakar, Senegal for their craftsmanship and ended up supporting their livelihoods and families
  • Her advice on keeping the faith and betting on yourself and your business every time
  • The crazy story of how she got Beyoncé to rock an Anima Iris bag and post about it on Instagram!

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Nov 2, 2022

We’re taking it back to shine the spotlight on Tolu Garcia, host of the UI Narrative podcast. Tolu launched and scaled her podcast using the methods that I teach inside of Podcast Moguls. You’ll hear how Tolu went from just having an idea when she started the program, to launching a podcast that’s sponsored by Google. 

In this episode Tolu shares:

-The actionable steps Podcast Moguls provided when starting her podcast

-How she got Google to sponsor her indie podcast 

In case you don’t know, Podcast Moguls is an accelerator program for aspiring podcasters who want to turn their podcast into their side hustle. Learn more here

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UI Narrative - @uinarrative

Oct 26, 2022

In today's episode I'm sharing inside my playbook, how I landed in the top charts when I launched my podcast.

I’m giving you five tips to make sure your podcast launch is successful. 

I share all these tips and much more in my Podcast Moguls Accelerator. Podcast Moguls is an 8 week, interactive accelerator program that teaches my proven, effective marketing strategies to emerging podcasters who want to make an impact, build a brand, and monetize their podcast. 

To learn more about How To Start Podcasting, sign up for my next free Masterclass: podcastmoguls.com

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Oct 19, 2022

This week I’m sitting down with Rachel Rodgers. Rachel is the creator of the Hello Seven brand and the founder of We Should All Be Millionaires: The Club. Her book, We Should All Be Millionaires is a woman’s guide to earning more, building wealth, and gaining economic power. 

After law school, Rachel decided to put her degree to use and started offering her lawyer services to small businesses. Like most side hustlers, she then reevaluated if that work was truly fulfilling and realized she could be doing so much more. Then Hello Seven was born.

Today, Rachel teaches diverse women how to grow an asset that will last beyond them and how to scale their own business to seven figures.

In episode 322, Rachel shares:

  • Why we must confront the stories we tell ourselves about money
  • How she pivoted from a legal services business to business coaching
  • Rachel even puts me in the hot seat and forces me to confront how I’m restricting my own growth as a business owner! You don’t want to miss this one

Tune in to episode 322 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube 

p.s. Rachel's Make Money Moves Challenge is happening again next week, October 24-October 28. I highly recommend signing up! I left her last challenge invigorated and also made money each day of the challenge using the tips she shared. Game changer!!! I loved it so much I'm doing it AGAIN. Sign up here

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Oct 12, 2022

Shontay Lundy, Founder of Black Girl Sunscreen is in the guest chair today. In 2016, Shontay realized she was tired of using sunscreen that left a white residue on her dark skin. So she decided to leverage her MBA and knack for business to develop a melanin-friendly option. Since then, Shontay has emerged as a thought leader and innovator in the beauty industry and her success has been chronicled by Forbes, Business Insider, Teen Vogue, InStyle, and countless other national publications. In just a few years, Black Girl Sunscreen has made its way to Ulta, CVS, Walgreens, Macys.com, NordstromRack.com, FSA.com, Ross, TJ Maxx, and specialty retailers across the globe.

In episode 321, Shontay shares:

  • How she grew Black Girl Sunscreen into 10,000 doors and eight retailers 
  • What it took to prove the concept of sunscreen for dark skin
  • How she drives her business on intuition and clever strategizing 

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Oct 5, 2022

This week I’m once again sitting down with Angelina Darrisaw, Founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach. Angelina is a changemaker and entrepreneur who believes career advancement is a social justice issue. 

Her firm, C-Suite Coach, is a coaching and professional development firm that empowers individuals to reach their full potential through career advancement.

C-Suite Coach supports a range of clients from small business leaders and nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 companies — providing industry leading coaching and training experiences that develop talent, while fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.

In episode 320, Angelina shares:

  • Her journey to becoming a CEO
  • The training and development she went through herself to become an effective coach
  • How she hires and empowers others in order to scale her business

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Sep 28, 2022

You’ve done your research, gathered your materials and are ready to launch your side hustle. Now what? Keep GOING. This is the time to reevaluate, regroup, and dig deeper. A lot of side hustlers who get to this point will start to lose the spark they had when they first started. In episode 319, I’m giving you the tips to keep that same energy and build your side hustle into a sustainable business. 

Tips shared include:

  • How to affirm yourself to build confidence 
  • The next steps to stay on track with your goals
  • How to continue to find inspiration 

I’m also hosting a live Side Hustle Bootcamp next week. Whether you’ve started your side hustle or are still trying to get it off the ground, this challenge is designed to help you get out of your head and into action. Go to sidehustlepro.co/bootcamp to sign up!

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Sep 21, 2022

Our elders weren’t wrong when they said “You’ll never know until you try”, okay! When starting your side hustle, all the research in the world can’t compare to actually launching and testing it out. This may feel like the hardest part, but don’t let perfectionism get in the way. You’ve already done all the prep work, now it’s time to see the fruit of your labors.

In episode 318, you’ll learn the steps needed to launch the side hustle of your dreams. This is part three of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp series, where I teach you how to start your side hustle. 

In the episode we discuss:

  • How to put yourself out there and get your side hustle recognized as a brand
  • What platforms you’ll need to set up 
  • How to be brave and just start 

The Side Hustle Bootcamp is designed to help busy, multi-passionate professionals just like you discover your perfect side hustle and get it up and running. Join us over at sidehustlepro.co/bootcamp

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

This episode is brought to you by:

Comcast RISE is one of the best opportunities for small business owners! It is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color and people of color. To date, Comcast RISE has helped over 9,500 small businesses across the U.S. with marketing, media, or technology upgrades FOR FREE—and your business could be next!  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Plus even winners can apply again for a different grant!

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Sep 14, 2022

So, you’ve figured out the side hustle you want to pursue. Now what’s the next step? Hint: It’s finding your audience.

I’m not talking about just anyone who might come across your side hustle, I’m talking about the specific person who needs and wants what you’re offering! It’s time to get creative and identify who it is you’re talking to, and I’ve got a roadmap to help you do so. This episode is part two of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp series, where I teach you how to start your side hustle. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to identify your customer/audience by understanding their habits
  • The benefits of getting hyper-specific in your research 
  • How to reach out to the customer you identify as your target audience 

This episode is brought to you by:

Comcast RISE is one of the best opportunities for small business owners! It is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color and people of color. To date, Comcast RISE has helped over 9,500 small businesses across the U.S. with marketing, media, or technology upgrades FOR FREE—and your business could be next!  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Plus even winners can apply again for a different grant!

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Sep 7, 2022

If you’re still struggling to discover your perfect side hustle, you’re not alone. It’s because you’re good at more than one thing. But here’s a tip: just because you enjoy something, doesn’t mean it needs to be your side hustle! Let’s get into how to take all of your many ideas, and truly determine if it’s the best side hustle for you. This episode is part one of the Side Hustle Pro Bootcamp series, where I teach you how to start your side hustle. 

In this episode we discuss: 

  • Narrowing down your ideas to find a sustainable side hustle
  • How to lean into your community to get started 
  • The value of the information you already know  

P.s. I’m hosting a live side hustle accountability challenge called the Side Hustle Bootcamp and you can sign up right now.

The Side Hustle Bootcamp is designed to help busy, multi-passionate professionals just like you discover your perfect side hustle and get it up and running

Go to sidehustlepro.co/bootcamp to learn more and save your spot

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

This episode is brought to you by:

Comcast RISE is one of the best opportunities for small business owners! It is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative designed to help strengthen small businesses owned by women of color and people of color. To date, Comcast RISE has helped over 9,500 small businesses across the U.S. with marketing, media, or technology upgrades FOR FREE—and your business could be next!  Qualifying businesses can apply to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business. Plus even winners can apply again for a different grant! Go to sidehustlepro.co/comcastrise to learn more and apply.

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Aug 31, 2022

Today in the guest chair is Jerri Evans, the Owner of Turning Natural Juice Bars. Jerri was first on the show in 2017 and now she’s back with an update!

As the Owner of Turning Natural Juice Bars, Jerri Evans has revolutionized juicing in the “hood”.  By bringing better choices to communities that otherwise lack access to healthy options, Jerri dedicated her mission to serving the often under-served and overlooked.  

It was Evans’ late mother Annette Turner, who founded Turning Natural, after being diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer. Shortly after her mother’s transition, Evans quit her then excelling career as an Aeronautical Engineer to pursue helping those who were looking to take care of themselves.  

Eight years and six locations later, Jerri has committed to continuing her mom’s legacy and trailblazing her own. 

On this episode, hear how Jerri:

  • Thinks about how and when to expand to a new location
  • Addressed her shortcomings as a manager to make her team stronger
  • Navigates “graduating” from a business she founded and having an exit strategy!

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Jerri Evans - @jerrichanel

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Aug 24, 2022

This week I chat with Monique Little, CEO & Founder of You Go Natural, one of the nation’s fastest growing natural hair accessory brands. Little founded the company to address the need for easy styling options for women who opt to wear their hair in its natural state. Having started with just a sewing machine, some remnant fabric from her mother’s stash and an idea, in just five years Little has successfully grown a multimillion dollar brand.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How wanting more freedom in her schedule led to the start of You Go Natural 
  • How she got her product to grow in the first six months to a point where she was making more than her full time job’s salary
  • How she went from working with contractors to opening up a facility and hiring full time employee
  • When she decided to raise capital and how she had to explain the black women’s beauty experience to people who didn’t understand the need for her product
  • Her marketing strategy for scaling the business, when she knew it was time to bring in an external team, & how being in your own target market helps with knowing what to say to your audience + much more!

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You Go Natural: @YouGoNatural

Aug 17, 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

Aug 10, 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..

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Gia Peppers: @GiaPeppers

Aug 3, 2022

This week I am back with a solo episode where I am sharing: 

  • How moving back to NY has been life changing & what I’ve learned from my entry into motherhood 
  • How I am focusing on my mindset and systems this quarter
  • What I am hiring for in my life & the book that inspired these ideas + so much more

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Jul 27, 2022

Today in the guest chair we have Erica McAfee, one of my Podcast Moguls students who's here to share her journey of growing her podcast, Sisters in Loss, through the lessons learned inside of the Podcast Moguls accelerator program.

Erica is the Founder and CEO of Sisters in Loss, a maternal child health hub that helps Black women replace silence with storytelling around pregnancy and infant loss and infertility.  Sisters in Loss provides pregnancy, birth, postpartum, bereavement doula, and grief services to help women step beyond anxiety and fear and into trust and peace after loss. Its self-titled podcast spotlights resilient Black mothers who share intimate details of their journey to motherhood through painful, but inspirational loss and infertility stories. 

Sisters in Loss has been featured in Forbes, BBC News, Black Enterprise, Women's Health, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and The White House.

 In this episode she shares:

  • How her interest in alternate methods of growing a family inspired her to start podcasting 
  • What attracted her to join Podcast Moguls and her journey within the program
  • Her top lessons learned from Podcast Moguls + so much more!

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Sisters in Loss- @SistersInLoss

Jul 20, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Ashley Reynolds, Founder of Cloth & Paper.

Established in 2015, Cloth & Paper was birthed from necessity! Ashley left her corporate finance job of 9 years and needed to devise a plan on what her next career move would be, while fulfilling her dream of being an entrepreneur. While on the hunt for a new planner, she noticed that there weren't any on the market that quite fit her minimal aesthetic or needs. It was at that point her journey down the paper trail began.

She then spent endless hours and days designing planner inserts from scratch with no previous background or education in graphic design. Shortly after, a stationery business blossomed and the line grew to offer leather planners, luxury pens, and more quintessential styles. She ran C&P alone for the first year and a half, testing her true abilities as an entrepreneur. Today, she is still head designer, AKA mastermind, behind it all, growing Cloth & Paper into a brand with over 40 employees, 100K Instagram followers, and thousands of passionate customers.

 In this episode she shares:

  • What inspired her to start Cloth & Paper
  • How she created her first planner insert on Microsoft Word!
  • How her organic approach to marketing supported the growth of her business & so much more!

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Cloth and Paper- @Cloth_and_Paper

Jul 13, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have an update episode with Chantel Powell, the CEO of Play Pits. Play Pits is a mother's solution to providing a kid-friendly, all-natural hygiene option for youth with active lifestyles. It is a 100% all natural deodorant, free of aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrances and other harsh chemicals. 

Play Pits has been featured on Good Morning America, in Essence, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, in Beyoncé’s Black Parade and more. In March 2022, Play Pits launched in 364 Target stores nationwide.

 In this episode Chantel shares:

  • How she grew Play Pits from the kitchen to Target shelves
  • How the launch in Target has exceeded expectations and how the product is actually selling out on the shelves!
  • What she's learned from working with a major retailer and navigating growing her company
  • And so much more!

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Playpits- @PlayPits

Jul 6, 2022

Felicia Jackson is the CEO and inventor of CPRWrap, a patented, award-winning CPR template that protects and guides any non-medical responders during respiratory and cardiac emergencies that require CPR.

Felicia herself was CPR certified and worked in a hospital when her 2-year-old experienced a near death event. While she froze with fear, unable to render aid to her son, her husband stepped in and saved their son’s life. That experience inspired her to develop a CPR aid for those frantic and scary moments when every second counts.

In today’s episode Felicia shares:

  • How she was able to find a manufacturer and create her prototype
  • How a viral tik tok video led to a 2000% increase in monthly sales
  • How she navigates finding the right trade shows, business partners, and investors for her business & so much more

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Through Trade and Travel, you can learn how to trade as a side hustle and supplement your income with trading. Sign up for the Trade and Travel program at sidehustlepro.co/tradeandtravel

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CPR Wrap  @CPRWrap

Jun 29, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Tiffini Gatlin, CEO and Founder of Latched and Hooked Beauty. Tiffini is an innovator with over 15 years of experience in direct to consumer sales. Latched and Hooked Beauty has a scalp-first approach to textured hair care with a mission to diversify the hair extension space with high-performance synthetic hair fibers and clean formulas that don't irritate or cause inflammation of the scalp.

Since her business launch five years ago,Tiffini has garnered the support of companies like Visa, Paypal and Google for Startups who awarded the brand with a $100k non-dilutive cash award to support her company’s vision to make beauty simple and accessible for Black women.

 In this episode she shares:

  • The ups and downs of her entrepreneurship journey
  • Why she started Latched and Hooked
  • Why she wasn’t afraid to reinvent herself over and over again and so much more!

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latchedandhooked.com

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Latched and Hooked- @LatchednHooked 

Jun 22, 2022

This week in the guest chair we have Renae L. Bluitt, a Los Angeles and New York City-based storyteller who serves as an advocate for Black women’s accurate representation in the media. With over a decade of experience, Renae has gained valuable insight into Black women entrepreneurs' narratives — a passion that she channeled into her first film as Creator and Executive Producer of the documentary, “She Did That.”

In episode 305 Renae shares:

  • How she knew when it was time to turn her side hustle into a full time hustle
  • Her 4 year journey of producing the She Did That film to premiering it on Netflix in February of 2020 
  • How she expanded the She Did That brand into a podcast +so much more!

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

This episode is brought to you by: 

Trade And Travel

Through Trade and Travel, you can learn how to trade as a side hustle and supplement your income with trading. sign up for the Trade and Travel program at sidehustlepro.co/tradeandtravel

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Renae Bluitt: @IAmRenaeBluitt 

She Did That: @SheDidThatPodcast 

Jun 16, 2022

Today in the guest chair we have a Podcast Moguls student spotlight with Shonitria Anthony, host of the Blunt Blowin Mama Podcast. Blunt Blowin’ Mama started in December 2017 as a cannabis lifestyle platform that aims to normalize parents who consume cannabis by having open and honest conversations about the plant. In 2019, The Blunt Blowin’ Mama podcast was launched and was named one of the “Top eight cannabis podcasts you need in your life” by Forbes

 In this episode Shonitria shares:

  • How she launched and scaled her podcast using the methods that I teach inside of Podcast Moguls
  • How she went from having an idea and being intimidated by the process of starting a podcast on her own to learning about Podcast Moguls and making the investment in herself by joining the program. 
  • How she grew the podcast to become the the top-rated weekly Blunt Blowin’ Mama podcast, and how she monetizes her show via podcast sponsorship and her BBM merchandise

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

This episode is brought to you by: 

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