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KellyO Says

KellyO Says

By Kelly O'Neill
What’s now and what’s next for those of us raising humans and building online businesses. Learn how to grow your biz without driving your kids crazy...or losing the farm in the process. A podcast for ParentPreneurs.
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[KO] E31: Your Secret Side Gig
Three ways to handle your Secret Side Gig. For the ParentPreneur with a full time job or launching your next product.
April 23, 2019
[KO] E30: Find hidden money in your own business
Are you bleeding money from SaaS fees or programs you’re no longer using? Today we talk about hidden fees and ways to release some cash flow in your business.
January 2, 2019
[KO] E29: Hit That Reset Button
You can but that reset button any day of the year! It doesn’t have to be New Years Day. Let’s talk about what it takes to set a new intention, ParentPreneurs.
January 2, 2019
[KO] E28: Are You The Barrel Or The Bullet?
Are You the Bullet or the Barrel? ParentPreneurs often ask me things like: -how do I get things done when I work from home -how do I know what is a priority for my business -there are so many things to do, how do I know what will make money quick When you write these out, the answers are MUCH BIGGER than the simple questions. The answers are so convoluted that I hesitate to answer…especially on a free consult or when these are asked in passing. If you are new here or don’t know me, I started my first online business….the one that made actual money…in 1999. I know, a long time ago. My first online business was service-based, medical transcription that first was just me and then I hired a few transcriptionists, diversified and basically was leveraging my time before I actually knew what that meant. “Digital Nomad wasn’t even a thing!” But I was working from home during a time when it wasn’t cool. Digital Nomad wasn’t a thing yet. Oh, I wish it were. I wanted to have freedom of schedule to be home with my kids and being the free-spirited Aquarius that I am, I wanted to have more control over my life. There was a ton of other crap going on in my life, which is a totally different story, but I wanted to have SOMETHING in my life that only I controlled. I wanted to have an income stream…ooo a little foreshadowing there…and have control over when and where I worked. To understand the method behind the madness and learn your best strategy, a tad bit of backstory to share. It all makes sense. That’s what you want to hear, right? Finding a way to make money working from home came out of necessity to be home with my then preschooler. She isn’t a preschooler anymore…though I wish. She’s finishing up graduate school as I’m recording this. Yikes. She is super smarty pants…hates when I say that but I’m the mom and pretty sure birthing her gives me deference to say so. Then came daughter #2, who by the way is also a beautiful genius…I’m allowed to say that…they are both academics. I wanted to be the free-spirited mom, the one who homeschooled or unschooled their kids. I wanted to teach them about the world by traveling. Well, they had other plans. What does this have to do with getting things done in my business, Kelly? These early days, when I didn’t really know what I was doing and couldn’t just Google it or go to YouTube for answers, forced me to figure it out myself. Forced me into certain habits…these are the habits, ideas, and strategy that online entrepreneurs ask me about these days. My kids, being who they were, thankfully, were not ones to plop in front of the television (Thank God) or send off to a sitter – and so not the reason why I started working from home in the first place. Saying they are academics is really true – they like the structured environment of the American public school system…even with all its faults and they love standardized tests. Yep, you heard that right. We won’t go down that rabbit hole right now. Yes, at first it is just about making money. Probably the same as it is for you. You’ve found something you’re good at, a problem you can solve, which has now opened up a ton of other problems you didn’t even know you had! The Wrong Way I did it WAY WRONG at first. I worked when she was at preschool or sleeping. I mean that seemed to work well. I had a 24-hour turn around time for clients…the issue was that I didn’t leave any room for contingencies. I worked 8 am to 12 pm. And 8 pm to 12 am. I became a master of productivity and efficiency until…. Read the entire transcript at
December 6, 2018
[KO] E27: Action Distraction
3 Steps you must have in place to avoid Action Distraction. We are talking about that today. For more information and a deeper dive into the pre-work you’ll need, visit Even if you’re new or don’t yet have a business in place, this podcast is for all ParentPreneurs.
December 4, 2018
[KO] E26: Leverage Your Funnel Traffic
Improve your marketing strategy by gaining a better understanding of how users interact with your content. Leverage UTM tracking links to test traffic, engagement, and conversions across multiple platforms. Check out this blog post below for examples and grab my free UTM builder.
December 2, 2018
[KO] E25: Would YOU Say Yes To This?
What if you started saying YES to everything that came across your desk? This is what happened when I did. Go for it ParentPreneurs.
November 28, 2018
[KO] E24: Help! I don’t know what to sell!
Selling the wrong thing to the wrong customer, I’m an expert at that. I’ve tried and failed more times...ugh. Today we’re talking about how YOU can discover your best product or service and your ideal client. Check it out!
November 27, 2018
[KO] E23: Feel Proud Of Yourself
Building a business, a life, can be hard. So many ups and downs. Hope this message helps my fellow parentpreneurs. Do let me know #doitscared
November 21, 2018
[KO] E22: Keep Your Email Out Of The Spam Folder
3 Tips to keep your email out of your customer’s spam folder.
November 16, 2018
[KO] E21 - Crafting An Unbelievable Holiday Offer
Why wait until Black Friday to put your offer out there? Use these 7 tips to create an unbelievable holiday offer your customers will crave.
November 15, 2018
[KO] E20: Segmenting Your Lists
Do you have questions about how to segment your customer list to target hungry buyers? We explain the general idea of buckets and some tips to help you move forward. For extra help, visit
November 13, 2018
[KO] E19: Edge Of A Cliff
Which way will you jump, fellow ParentPreneur? We touch on it in today’s episode of KellyO Says.
November 12, 2018
[KO] E18: Your Customer Doesn’t Care About This
At the end of the day, do you really know what your client cares about? It’s not what you think. We talk about it on today’s ParentPreneur podcast.
November 11, 2018
[KO] E13: The Best Time To Start A Business Rant
So much wrong information out there! I got on a rant to correct the story. Are ya with me ParentPreneur?
November 8, 2018
[KO] E12: Move Out Of DIY Mode
It’s easy to get stuck in the DIY - do it yourself - mode to save money. Identifying when that is no longer working for you is key to your success. Check it out in today’s podcast.
November 7, 2018
[KO] E12: ParentPreneur Call Out
Parentpreneur - why didn’t I choose mompreneur or fempreneur?
November 6, 2018
[KO] E11: Surprising things happen when you hit publish
Is publishing for you? Some thoughts from a reluctant podcaster and what happened when I hit send.
November 6, 2018
[KO] E11: I dumped my entire program and started over S2
Changing things up for the great good.
November 5, 2018
[KO] E10: Turn Your Job Into A Business Of Your Own
Stick it to them! Your employer shouldn’t be the ONLY person to benefit from your professional expertise.
November 2, 2018
[KO] E9: Screen Free Parenting Debate
My take on the whole “screen free parenting debate.” I must have done something right.
November 1, 2018
[KO] E8: The business I don’t talk about
Technically, this is the real story of how I started selling products online.
October 30, 2018
[KO] E7: How I Started My First Business
I started my first business with $500 and no college degree.
October 30, 2018
[KO] E7: Do You Have Thousands Of Ideas
Do you have forty eleven ideas running through your head? And other thoughts about this channel name.
October 29, 2018
[KO] E6: Funny Customer Service Call
Having the confidence to KNOW the value of your product or service and HOW to help your customer will help you get through support this one haha. Check it out.
October 28, 2018
[KO] E5: Your World Series Moment
What was it about this game that makes entrepreneurs like us so excited!?
October 27, 2018
[KO] E4: The ONE THING to make all the difference
The ONE THING to make all the difference
October 26, 2018
[KO] Episode 4: Did She Just Say That?
No one says THAT about building their business!
October 26, 2018
[KO] Episode 3: The Back Story
Who are you and how did you get here? A little intro into how I went from starting my first business, transitioning to online marketing and now consulting. It’s a fun ride!
October 25, 2018
[KO] Episode 2: The Double Dog Dare
Well...I didn’t die.
October 23, 2018
[KO] Episode 1: Here We Go!
The best and most embarrassing things happen when someone says, Hey Kelly, I challenge you to....and now I have a podcast channel.
October 23, 2018