Your "How to" guide & inspiration for turning your creative side into a business opportunity!
Hannah, the owner of Hannah Danielle Dance, will be chatting to inspiring people who have turned their creative hobby into a business... sharing their stories and tips to help you realise your potential!
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This week Hannah is joined by Kyle Leeman from Detached Media. Having been an avid lover of shooting videos and film-making since the age of 11, Kyle has spent his years focusing on media in his studies and working on perfecting his editing skills when shooting some fun personal projects. Since deciding to start up as a freelancer, Kyle has spent the last year building a name for himself and growing his client base, despite some difficult bumps along the way! He's got plenty of tips and advice for you creatives out there, and he even talks about how the COVID pandemic may have actually HELPED online/digital businesses...
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This week, Hannah is joined by AJ Krow from Peak Luxury Travel. Rewind to almost a year ago, AJ was about to embark on his transition from a stable public company job to his "dream job" with a mature startup company... but sadly 'rona was round the corner ready to change AJ's path completely! Without a job, AJ quickly adapted to the changes going on around him and decided to take a risk by throwing himself into self-employment. He has taken his hobby and passion for travel into his very own travel agency called Peak Luxury Travel; a full service travel planning & booking company, specialising in high end luxury resorts, and helping people collect and use points/miles to book unforgettable experiences! With lots of sound, realistic advice, AJ's story is sure to boost your motivation...
To find out more about AJ and Peak Luxury Travel, go to:
Hannah is back with the guest interviews and is kicking us off by chatting to the young, confident MasterTalk coach Brenden Kumarasamy! Brenden used to find great joy in presenting, and he even used to take part in 'competitive presenting' while he was at university. When he joined the corporate world, he spent his downtime making "how-to" YouTube videos on topics such as public speaking. After discovering that there was an interest in his videos, Brenden decided to set up "MasterTalk" - his very own online coaching practice & YouTube channel. Through MasterTalk, he helps people of all ages and from all walks of life master the art of public speaking. Need a confidence boost to kick off 2021 with? Here's the one to listen to!
To find out more about Brenden and MasterTalk, go to:
Hello Hustlers, and welcome back!
Hannah is BACK and ready to bring you your weekly dose of #MondayMorningMotivation again! Kicking off season 2 with this little introductory episode, Hannah is taking centre stage and is wrapping up how she spent the festive season, sharing her advice on how to cope with Lockdown 3.0 while explaining how she's shifted her mindset to a more positive and manageable one for the New Year, and giving you an insight into some exciting guests you can expect to come across in season 2!
This podcast is as much yours as it is Hannah's... so if you want to appear as a guest on the show, or you're a listener who simply wants to share your thoughts, feelings, stories, questions or advice, email firstname.lastname@example.org or DM Hannah on Instagram. Don't forget to like, rate, and review the show, and make sure you subscribe to Hustle Like Hannah so that you never miss an episode!
It's the FINALE of season 1! And what an inspiring episode to end the season (and 2020) on...
In this week's episode, Hannah is joined by Laura Di Franco from Brave Healer Productions. After having gotten into journaling in her teenage years, and gaining around 30 years of experience in the physical therapy field, Laura started her own physical therapy business where she also did her own writing & blogging for the business. 2012 came around, and Laura self-published her very own book, which helped trigger the birth of Laura's second business - Brave Healer Productions - in 2015. Laura's main focus now is to help other healers get their words published and their messages shared far and wide! This is a truly enlightening episode packed full of stories and tips for everyone...
To find out more about Laura and Brave Healer Productions, go to:
Collaborative Book Project Page: https://lauradifranco.com/ultimate-self-healing
This week's episode of Hustle Like Hannah sees Hannah chatting to Aaron Hunt from Aaron Hunt Photography & The Personal Brand Photog! He tells us all about how his love of photography encouraged him to take a leap of faith and trade in a career as an engineering leader for a life as a self-employed photographer. He has also had other endeavours, such as a podcast and a virtual summit, come to life off the back of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. With plenty of experiences and anecdotes behind him, you're bound to find some useful tips within this episode!
To find out more about Aaron and his brand, go to:
Hannah is joined by serial entrepreneur and “wonder child” Karla Singson in this week’s episode. Having graduated university at just 19 years old, but not seeming desirable as an employee for companies, Karla started both freelance writing gig along with a flower shop, despite having no real money in her pockets. Fast-forward 11 years and Karla’s flower shop is now a family franchise, and she owns multiple other businesses as well as being a successful motivational speaker & author! She’s seen and learnt a lot, and she’s here to share it with you!
To find out more about Karla, go to:
Proximity Placements: https://proximityplacements.com/
This week's guest is across the pond in the USA. Lady Mekaella DeMure is the "fan girl with fan girls" who discovered her love of cosplaying & fire eating as a teenager, and turned it into a multi-decade, award-winning career as a performer & producer in traditional theatre, burlesque & nerdlesque! She's also recently written and released her own book called "Policing Muses". She's got a lot of stories and advice, including how to tackle certain issues and pressures surrounding body image and inclusivity - don't miss this treat of an episode!
To find out more about Lady Mekaella, go to:
Book: "Policing Muses: A History with Pasties & Mirkins"
Hannah has a double whammy episode today, as her guests are twin sisters Amy & Megan Pickard who have both turned their hobbies into their own creative businesses! Amy used her love of arts & crafting, including embroidery, sewing & crocheting, to help fund her university placement and, after finding success with this, she decided to set up her own Etsy store under her brand name: hAPpea creations. In 2020, due to the impact of the COVID pandemic, Megan joined forces with Amy and set up her own 'sister' brand called Pastel Paca. Pastel Paca was born out of Megan's passion for the likes of crocheting and jewellery making. Being a Master of Science student, Megan was just crafting as a way to wind down, but she saw the potential in selling her crafts and decided to also take the plunge into the business world! They may have been in business for different lengths of time, but both of these sustainability-conscious, business-savvy sisters have their own stories and tips for you all!
To find out more about hAPpea creations or Pastel Paca, go to:
In episode 13, Hannah is joined by Effiena Mesquitta from VBC (Vegan Beauty Cosmetics). Effiena used to enjoy doing nail art for a bit of fun, and even pushed herself a little further by exploring how to create her own nail polish. A little down the line, she decided to turn this little hobby of hers into her very own business. VBC has been running for 6 years now, and Effiena has even branched out into other vegan beauty products, such as bath bombs (get your Christmas bath bombs ordered!). She's got quite the story to tell, and plenty of advice for those of you aspiring to turn your creative "side hustle" into a comfortably-paying full-time job!
To find out more about Effiena & VBC, go to:
In episode 12 of Hustle Like Hannah, Hannah is joined by Charlotte Hamilton from Sugar Storm Studio. Charlotte always thought she would follow a traditional route to follow her passion and become an artist, but unfortunately that didn't quite pan out. After jobs in a nightclub and as a receptionist didn't give Charlotte the fulfilment she longed for, she put one of her sketches on a t-shirt and decided to put it up for sale on Facebook. Long story short... this is where the birth of Sugar Storm Studio happened! Sugar Storm Studio is now a business encompassing fashion, creative content, and DIY workshops with three core values: inclusivity, sustainability, and empowerment. With a range of experiences, challenges & tips to share, Charlotte will help you realise your hobby to business potential!
To find out more about Charlotte and Sugar Storm Studio, go to:
Other links (including shop, blog, workshops etc.): https://sugarstormstudio.com/links/
This week Hannah is joined by Poppy Mae Higgins who, at the young age of 21, has turned her self-titled blog into a business. She talks about how you can overcome self-doubt, and that you're never "too young" to enter the entrepreneurial space!
To find out more about Poppy and her blog, go to:
Wayne Veldsman from Vel. Consulting joins Hannah all the way from Denver (Colorado, USA) to chat about his hobby to business journey! Wayne used his love of all things technology to help create an online clothing boutique called "Campus Casual" back in 2014. Since then, he has used his passion for media creation and technology to further enhance all of his other business ventures and to help other entrepreneurs boost their businesses. With lots of stories to tell, advice to share, and an upbeat vibe, this week's episode is sure to leave you with a dose of Monday Morning Motivation!
To find out more about Wayne and Vel. Consulting, go to:
Another international guest joins Hannah in this week's episode. Dominick Domasky is chatting to Hannah about how, after going broke and losing everything at the age of 26, he has turned his long-term love of reading and writing inspirational stories into his very own publishing company. He is a published author, and also owns "Motivation Champs" - an inspiration sharing platform helping aspiring authors achieve their goals too! He's here to shed a light on the challenges he has overcome, and how rewarding working for himself has been - it's truly a dose of Monday Morning Motivation!
To find out more about Dominick and Motivation Champs, go to:
This week Hannah is joined by Sarah-Jayne (SJ) Bell, the founder and owner of PPD Studios. SJ is here to talk about how she turned her hobby of pole fitness into her own studio, where she & her team teach pole, aerial hoop, aerial silks, zumba, and so much more! There's been a lot of battles along the way, including her ongoing battle with M.E., but she's here to show us how strong her passion still is and give you some "top tips" when it comes to YOUR hobby to business journey!
To find out more about PPD Studios, go to:
Tom Bithell from Seamless Design Online joins Hannah to talk about his hobby to business journey. Tom was always a creative child & teenager who loved writing stories and being involved in photoshoots, and when approaching his university graduation in 2018, Tom turned what was initially just a module project for his Journalism degree into his very own business! SDO is a multi-platform hub of information and inspiration that has a focus on all things ethical, eco, and sustainable within the worlds of interior and style. For any young budding entrepreneurs out there, Tom has some key insights and advice to share with you!
To find out more about Seamless Design Online, go to:
Emily Supiot from Cozy Clicks joins Hannah to talk about how she turned her passionate talent into a business. Like most parents, Emily was always taking photos of her children as a way to capture memories and maintain her artistic side, and after friends & family praised the great quality of her photos, Emily took the plunge to set up 'Cozy Clicks'. Having expanded this business into an educational service too, Emily is here to talk about her experiences and offer help to any budding entrepreneurs facing the dreaded "imposter syndrome".
To find out more about Emily & Cozy Clicks, go to:
Podcast (webpage): http://www.cozyclicks.com/the-stay-focused-podcast/
Podcast (Apple Podcasts): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-stay-focused-podcast/id1449634301?mt=2
Graham Glossop from Glossy Glow Candles appears on Hustle Like Hannah to talk about his transition from hobby to business during the UK lockdown. Always looking for the next challenge, Graham turned his hand to candle-making & up-cycling beer cans. Soon after, he was quickly captivating his Instagram followers and gaining customers! It may be early days, but Graham has already got plenty of advice for anyone looking to monetise their hobby!
To find out more about Graham & Glossy Glow Candles, go to:
"Confusions of a 30 something" Podcast: https://anchor.fm/confusionsofa30
"Unforgettable Travel Stories" Podcast (Instagram): https://instagram.com/unforgettable.travel.stories
Eve Howlett (aka The Queen of Heartbreak) from The Secret Circus chats to Hustle Like Hannah about her journey from creative hobby enthusiast to creative business owner. Having spent years enjoying all things entertainment - from life modelling and performing, to making show jewellery and costumes - Eve has created her own empire, putting on shows full of burlesque, comedy, circus skills and so much more to audiences in the UK, Los Angeles & New Zealand! She has plenty of advice for anyone looking to make a career out of doing what they love!
To find out more about Eve & The Secret Circus, go to:
Instagram (personal): https://instagram.com/evehowlett
Instagram (business): https://instagram.com/the_secret_circus_ / https://instagram.com/thequeenofheartbreak
Craig Rowe from Oz Swoosh & Applaudible.net joins Hustle Like Hannah all the way from Brisbane, Australia to talk about his extensive journey from hobby to business. Craig has a background in graphic design, and talks about how his "child's play" and creative endeavours in childhood have paved the way for, and enhanced, all of his businesses in adulthood. He has a wealth of experience and tips for any budding entrepreneurs and hustlers out there!
To find out more about Craig's work in his different businesses, go to:
Web (Shop): www.ozswoosh.com/shop
(People With a Passion)
Ben Bowden from BB Graphic Design appears as the very first Hustle Like Hannah guest to talk about his journey from hobby to business. Ben, a young entrepreneur from Manchester (UK), defied the odds of the 2020 UK lockdown and turned his passion for graphic designing into his very own business. He shares his story and tips for fellow graphic designers & people looking to turn their passion into a business opportunity.
To find out more about BB Graphic design, and to contact them, go to:
Please note: there were some technical issues when editing the audio, so apologies if the sound quality dips from time to time. These issues have been ironed out for future episodes!
"Hustle Like Hannah" is your 'how to' guide & inspiration for turning your creative side into a business opportunity, and breaking the stigma that creative businesses are just glorified hobbies!
Do you have a creative hobby or passion? Have you ever fancied yourself as a bit of an entrepreneur? Perhaps you didn't even realise it was possible to turn your hobby into a business?! Hannah, the owner of Hannah Danielle Dance, will be chatting to some inspiring people who have turned what was once a hobby/passion into a successful business venture. They'll be sharing their experiences and tips to help YOU realise your potential!