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Talks With SaraNoSocks

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How do you deal with failure? Is it something you shy away from? A barrier to success? Or is it an integral part of the creative development process? Hear discussions and interviews about what it means to fail, the different levels of failure, and how we can use our failures to fuel our future success. Every Monday Sara shares her story about embracing failure and Friday is a feature interview from entrepreneurs, freelancers & small business owners about failures they have faced in their own journey. Come FAIL with me!
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Interview with Tom Ross, Founder Design Cuts, Learn.Community
This week I sat down with Tom Ross.  Tom has an impressive background including Founder and CEO of Design Cuts, CoHost of, Biz Buds with Mike Janda, author of The Community Manual and he's helping community builders through his new community, Learn.Community. He is a passionate community builder and committed to helping inspire others to embark on their own community journey. The founder and CEO of Design Cuts, a community-driven startup which has generated tens of millions in revenue over the past 8 years.  With the Design Cuts community now has over 750,000 members globally, and broke through within its industry largely due to it’s tight-knit community of like-minded creatives.   His book The Community Manual has been downloaded over 6000 times since release in early 2021.  Even with all that he has going on he still finds time to mentor hundreds of fellow community builders, including in Learn.Community, his new private community for community builders. Connect with Tom:  Here his full story: Website: Twitter: Instagram:
December 17, 2021
After 1 year 353 days, I matched my old corporate monthly take home working for myself...
This week is a solo episode where I share a HUGE milestone in my journey.  I shared it on Twitter and thank you to all the kind words and support.  Matching my old monthly corporate earnings working for myself was a milestone that felt so far out of reach just 6 weeks ago that it shocked me when it happened seemingly so quickly.  Like most stories, this wasn't fast, easy or without a lot of work from me and support from so many others.  I break it all down and walk you through how I got here. Links mentioned on the show: Hire me as a Circle Community Expert I'm exhausted: The Hidden Truth Behind being a Full-time creator a blog from October sharing my journey thus far SuperCharge Your Productivity - Khe Hy
December 10, 2021
Follow-up Interview, Max Pete, Community Manager
This week I sat down with Max Pete, Community Manager for Freelance Founders.   Former digital marketer turned freelance web designer, turned freelance coach, Max has had a lot of pivots in his career.  We we last sat down with Max his coaching career was just getting started. He shares how he found community and realized that was the fit for him all along! Connect with Max: Twitter: Website:
December 03, 2021
Interview with Abtin Masseratagah, founder and CEO of Northrn Mo.
This week I sat down with Abtin Masseratagah, founder and CEO of Northrn Mo.  A digital marketing consultant for over 10 years specializing in influencer marketing, social media, brand and business development.  He's been featured in an impressive list of publications including Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. He's focused on cultivating community through a personal level to create something genuine and meaningful. Connect with Abtin: Twitter: Work with him: Northrn Mo Email:
November 26, 2021
Transparency and finding enough
This week I'm talking about transparency when it comes to interviewing and reflecting on finding enough.  What is enough for you?   Mentioned on the show: Rad Rads - 5 Why's Follow me on Twitter: @saransocks
November 24, 2021
Interview with Erica Moss, Sr Manager of Community Engagement at Atlassian
This week I sat down with Erica Moss, who is a Sr Manager of Community Engagement at Atlassian.   Former marketer to community builder and mentor, Erica has worked for some amazing teams, including Bitly, Trello and Atlassian.  A speaker, mentor and award nominee, she's no stranger to the community space. Connect with Erica: Twitter: Instagram:
November 19, 2021
Operations, opportunities and changes oh my!
100 Episodes can you believe it!!!  This week I'm sharing what's been happening the last two weeks and well, it's a lot.  As new opportunities have started flowing my way, I took the time to get new operations in place, set boundaries and implement time blocking.  The result, less anxiety and feeling more in control of my business.  As always I ramble a bit, but eventually bring it home. Follow me on Twitter!
November 16, 2021
Interview with Celestine Fabros, Founder Euflora
This week I sat down with Celestine Fabros who by day is building Euflora while balancing her web design studio work.  What started as a love of plants blossomed into a full brick and mortar business during a global pandemic.  Celestine shares how she managed to pivot from freelance web designer to owning her own succulent business. Resources Mentioned this episode: Ikigai The Power of Broke - Daymond John Connect with Celeste: Instagram: WebDesign Studio: Euflora: Instagram:
November 12, 2021
Interview with Anna Grigoryan, Founder Community Weekly
This week I sat down with Anna Grigoryan, Founder of Community Weekly a newsletter and community sharing advice on how to get started as a creator.  She's also the co-host of Communities Weekly a Podcast and YouTube series for creators and communities builders to reimagine how we show up online. Connect with Anna: Twitter: Website: Communities Show:
November 05, 2021
Draft your ideal job description
Stick with me, even if you aren't job searching this episode breaks down why this helps bring you clarity in what you're truly seeking, what's a non-negotiable and what is just a nice to have.  From what you want to do to how you want to do it taking time to put it all in front of you can help bring you closer to the right role for you. Connect on Twitter:
November 04, 2021
Interview with Danielle Maveal, Chief Community Officer, Burb
This week I sat down with Danielle Manveal who by day is Chief Community Officer for Burb and by night she's a community builder, founder, consultant, and writing Community Feelings.  Danielle has an extensive history in the community space with over 15 years of experience working at big names like Etsy, AirBNB, Lyft and BarkBox.  From selling her own jewelry on Etsy to a career in community Danielle has had a fascinating journey. Connect with Danielle: Twitter: Website: Burb 
October 29, 2021
Finding Balance and asking hard questions
This week is all about finding balance, how to ask hard questions and the reality that sometimes there isn't an answer.  It's a rambling episode but I think a lot of people can relate.  Here's to more of these discussions.  If you're interested in learning more about Khe Hy and Rad Reads, be sure to check out the links. Follow me on Twitter:
October 27, 2021
Follow-up Interview with Rob Hardy, Founder Ungated
This week I sat down to check back in with Rob Hardy, founder of Ungated, which he describes as "an oasis for creators who are committed to the long game of business. No get rich quick schemes. No "growth hacks." Just actionable strategies for building a creative business that stands the test of time. No gatekeepers required."  When we last spoke Rob shared how he pivoted to the gift economy model.  We talked about what worked with that pivot, what didn't and what's next as he continues to reimagine Ungated. Connect with Rob: Twitter: Ungated: Stand Out and Connect:
October 22, 2021
Do you take social media breaks?
Social media has started to consume me and I refuse to succumb.  I've been taking breaks for two weeks now, just on the weekends, don't get excited and wow, who knew I could still be bored!  Tune in to hear what I've learned so far and then let me know in the poll over on Spotify, do you take social media breaks too? Connect on Twitter - yes I realize the irony of this Have a spare $5?  Consider supporting my journey
October 18, 2021
Follow-up Interview with Diego Diaz, Founder Ammo Studio
This week I sat down with Diego Diaz, founder of Ammo Studio, an Official Webflow Expert Partner.  A lot has changed since we last sat down with Diego in December 2020 when he was a social media manager.  From security guard to social media manager to founder of a growing a Webflow Development studio but it wasn't an easy journey.  Tune in to hear how he went from no clients to a $35,000 month and continued growth. Connect with Diego: Twitter: Ammo Studio: Twitter: Indie Hackers Post:
October 15, 2021
Bringing your whole self together
After working in corporate for almost 20 years it should come as no surprise that I am still showing up "professionally" with a different persona than I do personally.  I hadn't realized how much until today.  This episode is all about bringing my whole self to this show and online.   Connect on Twitter:
October 12, 2021
Interview with Daren Smith, Founder Craftsman Creative
This week I sat down with Daren Smith. By day Daren is a film and television producer, by night he's working on helping creatives build a profitable business through the Craftsman Creative.  A collective of courses, and an upcoming book, the Craftsman Creative is teaching and enabling creators to earn a living.  A fifteen year journey as a creative has led to finding his why and with it, success. Books mentioned on the show:  The War of Art The Artists Way Connect with Daren: Read the book:
October 08, 2021
The awkward phase of moving away from being a full time creator
So you haven't found a way to monetize as a full time creator or you're just ready to move back into a full-time role, now what!?  This week I'm sharing the uncomfortable things I feeling and facing as I embrace the job hunt for a full time role. Follow along on Twitter: Work with me:
October 04, 2021
Interview with Khe Hy, Founder RadReads
This week I sat down with Khe Hy.  Khe has been called Oprah for Millennials by CNN and the Wall Street Guru by Bloomberg. You may know him from his course SuperCharge Your Productivity, known to former students as come for the productivity, stay for the existential.  Really SYP is showing us how to do the $10,000/hr work and the importance of asking and knowing your why every step of the way.  Khe left Wall Street and today is helping us all transform our how we think about ourselves by asking the tough questions, like what if it was easy. Connect with Khe: 10K Summit: Supercharge Your Productivity:
October 01, 2021
I spent 8 weeks resting
I'm back after 8 weeks away!  I've been on an entire content creation break.  No podcasts, no newsletter, less social media and a lot of time to rest, think, cry and reassess. The clarity that has come from resting is pretty astounding.  I break it all down in this week's episode. Let me know your thoughts on twitter, Have you ever taken a break and done nothing? Support my journey: Connect on Twitter: Recommend a guest for the show:
September 22, 2021
Interview with Rosie Sherry, Founder Rosieland
This week I sat down with Rosie Sherry, a lifelong community builder.  Rosie is the co-founder of Ministry of Testing, bootstrapped to 7 figures, former Community Manager of Indie Hackers, Founder of Rosieland, & currently runs community for Orbit and Indie Women.  When she's not busy with all things community she's unschooling her 5 kiddos and sharing all her thoughts on how to build amazing communities. Connect with Rosie: Twitter: Rosieland: Orbit:
July 23, 2021
I miss the ease of corporate
Let's face it, having a traditional job is easier. You just need to show up, do your job and go home. I miss that feeling. I've been feeling like I can't keep my head above water for the last few months drowning under the weight of having to do it all.  When I was asked last week about whether or not I miss corporate, naturally my honest answer is at least once a week. Do you miss the ease of not having to do it all?  Share your thoughts on the Twitter thread Support my journey:
July 21, 2021
Interview with Rob Hardy, Founder Ungated
This week I sat down with Rob Hardy, founder of Ungated, which he describes as "an oasis for creators who are committed to the long game of business. No get rich quick schemes. No "growth hacks." Just actionable strategies for building a creative business that stands the test of time. No gatekeepers required." and  The Citizen within ,tackling the political landscape.  Rob is sharing his fails as a creator, how he's pivoting to the gift economy model and everything else in-between to help creators succeed. Connect with Rob: Twitter: Ungated:
July 16, 2021
Let's chat about toxic generosity
Giving too much can be a bad thing.  Just like we can't be happy go lucky all the time, you can't just give away all your time.  I've fallen into a rut where I use generosity as a procrastination technique to avoid going all in on myself and my goals.  This week I'm sharing the one and only thing I am doing to break this habit. Share your thoughts on this Twitter thread  
July 12, 2021
Interview with Janet Yen, Co-Founder Athena
This week I am joined by Janet Yen, who by day is building Athena a new way to engage with video.  By night she's sharing her founder journey, thoughts on mental health and the journey to unlearn 15 years of corporate as you become an entrepreneur. Connect with Janet: Twitter: Athena:
July 09, 2021
Slowing down and taking your own advice
This week I'm talking about slowing down, taking your own advice and why they are going hand in hand for me.  After 19 months I am leaning into the slow phases, my natural talents and taking time away.  The result: more opportunities than ever.   Have a guest you want to hear on the show?  Drop it here Connect on Twitter: @saranosocks
July 05, 2021
Interview with Brooks, husband and support system for SaraNoSocks
A very special episode this week as I sit down and chat with my husband Brooks. A background in business, a corporate career and my number one supporter on this journey in every way possible.  He opens up about what he's watched unfold from the sidelines, his thoughts on entrepreneurship, the creator economy, and of course, my fails thus far.
July 02, 2021
How to make a pivot work for you
This week I'm sharing more about what I've been going through over the last few months and what's next for me.  I am taking a pivot (enter Ross Friends scene here), but it's a pivot back to what I initially thought I was going to do.  Fractional COO for soloprenuers.  I want to thank Ali and Lisa for supporting me on Buy Me A Coffee. Follow me on Twitter: @saranosocks
June 28, 2021
Interview with Harry Harrington, Actor
This week I sat down with Harry, actor by day, no coder by night.  Harry is the Community Manager for LaunchMBA, founder and builder of The Cast Hub, a casting website, but better.   A raw, vulnerable look into the journey that is being an actor and how to use those skills in all other areas. Connect with Harry: Twitter: Instagram:
June 25, 2021
Let's talk about happiness
This week is a heavier topic, happiness.  Are you happy is a loaded question with lots of tiny facets.  I'm breaking it all down this week and what happened once I realized that I wasn't happy trying to monetize my new skills.  I thought I had to reinvent myself to become a successful creator but what I really need to do was lean further into what I am naturally good at. Support my journey:
June 22, 2021
Interview with Jerine Nicole, Multi-passionate Creator
This week I sat down with Jerine, a RN by day and multi passionate creator by night.  With a passion for writing, she built a template for online writers to easily keep track of their writing and analyze their data.  A deep discussion on embracing your multi passions and how to set up a mindful plan to leave corporate while entering the creator economy. Connect with Jerine Twitter: Writing Templates:
June 18, 2021
Burnout and goal setting
Goal setting is incredibly difficult and during burnout, well you can forget about it.  Today I'm breaking down why I have never met a goal and that's okay and how I am dealing with goal setting during burnout.  Shoutout to Ali and Lisa for supporting me on Buymeacoffee! Follow along on Twitter:
June 14, 2021
Interview with Jason, Founder Joy with Jas
This week I sat down with Jason, better known as Joy with Jas on the socials, who left the corporate banking world seven years ago in search of something more creative.  After turning to modeling and acting, COVID helped give him the push he needed to do something else.   He has spent the last 12 months sharing going all in on video and just successfully launched a productized video community, Joy With Jas with over 50 members and growing. Connect With Jas Website: Twitter: Instagram: TikTok:
June 11, 2021
You're right on track
When I'm in a transition I often feel like I am not where I am supposed to be.  I've been going through a very long transition over the last 7 weeks and I feel more behind than ever.  The fact is, I'm right on track, I just can't see the end yet.  We're all on our own journey figuring it out as we go along. Follow me on Twitter: Support my journey:
June 07, 2021
Interview with Edmund Amoye, Founder The Orbit
This week I sat down with Edmund Amoye, Founder of The Orbit which includes all things community with I Want This to Exist and Locus and podcasting with Codeless, Katalast and Makrs.  When he's not working on all things community for himself, he's consulting and busy build products, most recently LaunchStash.  Tune in to hear how he went from working with luxury brands to becoming a chief of community. Connect with Edmund Twitter: Join The Orbit:
June 04, 2021
Know why and be flexible
This week's quick episode is all about why and how I am approaching this 100 day challenge and how you can do it too!   Follow me on twitter:
June 03, 2021
Interview with Alina Serebryany, Lane Change Podcast
This week I sat down with Alina Serebryany, a fellow podcast host of Lane Change and helper of others changing careers. A background in design and co-founder of a previous startup called Echo Echo.  She is a community builder and playbook shipper, Alina is passionate about supporting creators.  This was a transparent discussion about all things creator economy. Connect With Alina Twitter: Website: Podcast:
May 28, 2021
Show up for yourself first
If you don't show up for yourself, put yourself first and take yourself seriously, why would you expect other to?  After a month of rest, reflection and a lot of asking why, I'm ready to put myself first and go all in.  This week I'm sharing my 100 days of design self challenge and how I arrived here. Support my journey:
May 24, 2021
Interview with Kacie Brennell, Manager Mission Edge
My guest this week was Kacie Brennell, an extrovert who by day is a Manager at Mission Edge and by night is a recovering side hustler who completely ditched all social media in February 2021. Her story is raw, powerful and a cautionary tale of what happens when you ignore your instincts. With no social media, Kacie is intentionally difficult to get in touch with.  If Kacie's story resonated with you and you want to get in touch with her, head on over to Talks With SaraNoSocks and submit the contact form for me to connect you with her.
May 21, 2021
How to handle creative slumps
It's week three of my creative slump so I wanted to spend some time talking about it and what I'm doing as I work through it.  I break down: How I got here What I'm doing to manage it What's next Follow along on twitter:
May 17, 2021
Interview with Leah Milton, Adventure Life Coach
This week I sat down with Leah Milton, who by day is an account manager and by night is an adventure life coach and community builder.  Hear how Leah has embraced a previous failed business and all the challenges that come with building a community. Connect on Instagram: email:
May 14, 2021
Don't forget to live life along the way
We all want to have a life on our own terms, but that doesn't mean you need to be working 24/7 or never unplug.  Rest and reset, it's just as important as work.  Human connection, nature and remembering why you are on this journey to personal freedom.  This week I'm chatting about the importance of it all, but especially the importance of unplugging. Support the show: Connect on Twitter:
May 10, 2021
Interview with Yolanda Stephens, Founder Women to Make
This week I sat down with Yolanda Stephens, who by day runs Operations at HBCUvc, and in her spare runs a productivity studio called Sprint as a Service offering Agile and Notion consulting and is the founder of Women to Done, a training agency dedicated to supporting Women-led, socially impactful businesses.  A wonderful discussion on how to run side ventures while working full time and why entrepreneurship isn't for everyone. Connect with Yolanda Twitter: Website:
May 07, 2021
Starting over vs going freelance
This week I'm giving a bit more context to my story of going out on my own.  Many go full time freelance using the same skillsets they built up during their traditional role, I didn't.  I left all that behind and truly started over.  Here's a quick thread about this story. Follow along on Twitter: Support the podcast:
May 03, 2021
Interview with Marc LG, Founder of PowerImporter
This week I sat down with Marc, founder of PowerImporter a no code tool to easily update your Webflow CMS.  When he's not indie hacking he's co-hosting the Startup to Something Podcast about building bootstrapped businesses.  From employee 3 at a startup through IPO turned indie hacker, Marc offered so much insight into how to embark on this path. Connect with Marc: Twitter:
April 30, 2021
How did I find clients?
This week I got a great question via DM on Twitter asking how I found initial clients and did I do any market research to find clients before quitting my job.  I break down how I entered my journey and my answer to this question. In short, don't quit your job to go full-time freelance without a build-up of clients.   Resources: Sean Wes - Overlap - Support the show:
April 26, 2021
Interview with Lachlan Kirkwood, Founder of Building With Bubble
This week I sat down with Lachlan Kirkwood, a prolific maker and most recently founder of Building With Bubble.  Lachlan has talked openly about his failures since venturing into the world of indie hacking in 2018.  He's written extensively about his failures and his journey on his blog which is why I am excited to sit down with him and share his journey. Connect with Lachlan: Twitter: Website:
April 23, 2021
"What are you doing now?"
This week I'm sharing an in-depth answer to one of the questions that hit home, "What are you doing now", in this month's Twitter AMA Thread 16 months into this journey. The short answer, building my dream life and figuring it out as I go along. It took me over a year to get to that phrase.  I'm breaking it all down on this week's episode.  Check out the full thread - Want to support the show? Special thanks to these supporters: Ali 
April 19, 2021
Interview with Carri Craver - Founder Build Squads
This week I sat down with Carri Craver, the creator of Find Vaccine USA.  Carri is a digital product designer who has built multiple communities, including the Co-Founders League, Open Coffee Clubs, Womentum Now, and most recently Build Squads.  This was a great open discussion of how community, listening to yourself and the power behind just starting lead to her current success. Connect with Carri Twitter: Website: Products:
April 16, 2021
How do you define success?
I've been chatting on Twitter about this for the past few weeks.  Figuring out your definition of success is hard process but leads to a great sense of fulfillment. Connect with me on Twitter: Catch up with the show:
April 12, 2021
Interview with Patrick Prömmel, Lifestyle Entrepreneur
This week I sat down with Patrick Prömmel who by day is getting his MBA at Wharton and by night is on a self-proclaimed "lifestyle entrepreneur journey": an endeavor to create businesses for time, freedom, flexibility, autonomy, and fun.  His past life was spent as a consultant for fortune 100 companies on tech strategy, but he felt unfilled. New in his journey Patrick shares what he's seeking and his path to getting there. Connect with Patrick: Twitter: Website:
April 09, 2021
Trust yourself, always
This week I'm chatting about the importance of trusting yourself, always.  Lean into that inner voice, and say no when it isn't for you. Subscribe to my newsletter: Follow me on Twitter:
April 05, 2021
Interview with Kevin Galang, Co-Founder Community Copilot
This week I sat down with Kevin Galang, co-founder of Community Copilot.  Kevin is a self taught dev turned no-code indie hacker.  He recently left corporate behind to go all in on himself.  He's helping to build a product to help automate your flipping side hustle.  A fantastic discussion on how to find balance, the importance of community support on your journey and never dropping the glass ball.  Connect with Kevin on Twitter:
April 02, 2021
How I started this journey
I didn't have a plan when I embarked on this journey, I just had a goal to exit corporate.  In order to do that I knew I needed to save up money, so that was step 1.  This week I detail how long that took and chat about all the new things coming to the Helping Creatives Community. Follow me on twitter: Subscribe to the newsletter:
March 29, 2021
Interview with Sharath Kuruganty, Co-Founder
This week I sat down with Sharath Kuruganty, a community first maker and co-founder of  Sharath has been building since 2018 with quite the impressive resume of his own products, 8 launches on Product Hunt, and countless others he's helped to build and support.  Most recently he became the recipient of the 2021 Product Hunt Maker Grant.  Tune in as he shares why community has been so key along his journey, the lessons he's learned from past fails and what the future holds. Connect with Sharath on Twitter:
March 26, 2021
Have a plan, but be flexible
Not having a plan has lead me to a lot of failure over the last 15 months.  I don't want to plan everything, nor can I, but I do need structure and a roadmap to get me to my end goal.  I've learned so much I need to share with all of you, but my first and most important lesson is have a plan, but be flexible. Have you made my day and subscribed?  Let me know on Twitter! Want all the details and be the first to know who's a special guest, this week?  Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter!
March 22, 2021
Interview with Corey Haines, Founder SwipeFiles
This week I sat down with Corey Haines, Founder of SwipeFiles a community on how to become a better marketer.  Corey has had many successful roles, including Head of Growth at Baremetrics, Founder of Hey Marketers, Refactoring Growth, & Mental Models For Marketing.  He's also the host the Everything is Marketing podcast and co-host of Default Alive podcast. Connect with Corey: Twitter: SwipeFiles: Listen to the full episode for the 50% discount code for SwipeFiles Personal Website:
March 19, 2021
Helping you go from corporate to creative
I had a breakthrough I needed to share with all of you today!  Tune in to hear what I am building and what I am so excited about.  Hint, it's about helping "trapped" creatives find their creative passion and make money at it.  More stories of leaving corporate for creative roles, more tools, resources and inspiration to help you along your path!  Follow along on Twitter:
March 19, 2021
Interview with Kevon Cheung
This week I sat down with Kevon Cheung who is taking Building in Public to the next level.  Kevin is a creator, building products, content, and helping others.  A background in tech, Kevon's most recent launch was a Building in Public Guide.  A discussion filled with advice on building in public, how to find your passion and why money isn't always a good thing. Connect With Kevon Website: Twitter: Newsletter:
March 12, 2021
Scheduling rest is essential
This week I am focusing on how to rest.  Getting rest is essential. We have to celebrate rest. Rest is just as important as working hard, if not more. Rest allows us to create great work without destroying ourselves in the process. I've had a lot of problems with getting rest in my past. I used to stay up and work late into the night so much that I was actually hurting my ability to do good work. How do you prioritize rest? Support me by: Subscribing to the podcast on your favorite platform Subscribing to my YouTube Channel Buying me a coffee Hiring me for consulting or freelance web design
March 08, 2021
Interview with Dan Parry, Co-Founder Tectonic
This week I sat down with Dan Parry, Co-Founder of Tectonic, no coder, mental health advocate and supporter of the creator economy.  An impromptu discussion that was and real and raw covering mental health, no code, the creator economy and our shared love of failure.  Grab a note book, this one is jam packed. Connect with Dan: Twitter: Website: Tectonic:
March 05, 2021
March is the month of marketing
This week I'm chatting all about my massive ongoing failure when it comes to marketing.  I am tackling marketing this month in hopes of learning more, adding more value and figuring out why it's so hard for me to just "get". Watch on YouTube: Connect on Twitter:
March 01, 2021
Interview with Marcus Woxneryd, Owner ustwo
This week I sat down with Marcus Woxneryd, a passionate supporter of the creator economy. He's the owner of ustwo, a digital product agency, co-founder of, a startup studio a new way to sell ideas on-line, and most recently Shuffle, bite sized networking for the creator economy..  This was a fantastic discussion filled with many ways to help creators gain momentum in the growing creator economy. Connect with Marcus on twitter @marcusustwo,,
February 26, 2021
Say no to what you like
This week I'm chatting about why it's so important to say no to things you like and yes to things you love.  It can be easy to just go with the flow if you like it, but as it would turn out, that's not really the best idea. Watch on Youtube: Follow on Twitter: @saranosocks
February 22, 2021
Interview with Lena Sesardić, Entrepreneur
This week I sat down with Lena Sesardić a PM turned entrepreneur & creator who recently wrote her first book The Making of Product Managers.  After leaving her corporate role in February 2020 without a plan, she's gone through a rollercoaster of emotions, taken on entrepreneurship and doing it all in public.  This was an open and honest discussion on what it's really like in the first year of entrepreneurship, failure, lessons and the mental toll it all takes. Website: Twitter: LinkedIn: Book:
February 19, 2021
I almost scrapped Podcast Ops
This week I'm chatting about why Podcast Ops almost didn't happen.  It's been a very strressful last few weeks.  While I am working hard to build the most amazing prodcut I can,  this week I hit a wall when I realized I'm not doing a great job at sharing the value the product brings. Don't worry, it's still going to happen. Watch on Youtube: Connect on Twitter: @saranosocks Pre-order Podcast Ops:
February 15, 2021
Interview with Shahrzad Darafsheh, Co-founder Billflow
This week I sat down with Shahrzad Darafsheh, Co-founder of Billflow a no code stripe billing tool.  She's passionate about bridging the gap between technical and non-technical brains.  From a dream of medicine to a product design career, her journey is a fantastic example of going all in on yourself and focusing on what you're passionate about. Connect with Shahrzad Twitter - Billflow Twitter - Billflow Website -
February 12, 2021
Let's chat feedback
This week I'm chatting about feedback why you need it and where to get it. Shout out to Makerpad an awesome #nocode community where I am a Creator In Residence.  Have questions on a no code tool you can't quite figure out?  Let me know in the comments and you might just get your very own tool path!   Sign up to pre-order my Podcast Ops package here:
February 08, 2021
Interview with Mindy S Thomas, Reinvent With Me
This week I sat down with Mindy S Thomas, a growth marketer who is making her path after quitting her job mid-pandemic.  Since leaving she has been on a journey of reinventing herself.  This was an open and honest discussion about what it's like to leave it all behind, start making your own path and the day to day behind it.  This episode is for you if you're looking to reinvent yourself, not sure how to take the next step or want to hear what it's like to jump in with no safety net.   Connect With Mindy: Twitter: Instagram: Website: Connect with Sara: Twitter: Support the show:
February 05, 2021
Solo Episode 6: Overworking
If you're anything like me it can be hard to turn off that internal pressure to always be working.  Case in point, this past weekend when I unplugged for a whopping 6 hours.  Let's open up the discussion how to take time off, connect with your family, friends and recharge.  How do you learn to calm the internal voice? Did you know I'm a Creator in Residence for Makerpad (  I'm building tutorials and tool paths to help you discover how to make all that you can with no code tools.  Have something you can't figure out?  Send me a tweet and you just might get your own tool path! Pre-order Podcast Ops today: Watch the episode on YouTube: Support the show: Apply to be a guest on the show: Connect on Twitter:
February 01, 2021
Interview with Sarwech Schar, Founder Nocodelytics
This week I sat down with Sarwech Schar, founder of Nocodelytics a new way to easily track user engagement on your Webflow site. He recently also teamed up with Jetboost Founder Chris Spags and has a very cool side project called Spacebandits, which details space startups  and what they are building.  This was another amazing episode where Sarwech shared his advice on how an audience, community and a past failure have lead to his success with Nocodelytics  Connect with Sarwech Twitter: Website:
January 29, 2021
Solo Episode 5: Imposter Syndrome
This week I'm chatting imposter syndrome. Why we have it, how to see it as a good thing and what to do when it starts to paralyze you. Would you mind doing me a huge favor and take a minute to subscribe, rate and review the podcast? Watch the episode on YouTube: Support the show: Apply to be a guest on the show: Connect on Twitter: Visit Community Findr: Check out Sara's work:
January 25, 2021
Interview with Lacey Kesler, Co-Founder Visual Dev Co
This week I sat down with Lacey Kesler, who's no stranger to the no code community!  She's the founder of Women in No Code (WINC), Co-Founder of Visual Dev Co, where she's a podcast co-host and helping to build an education platform and she's just recently taken on the role of Head of Education at Adalo.  She's also up to something new with the OnDeck NoCode Cohort, tune in for a sneak peak! This was another amazing episode where Lacey shared how a team failure during her product management days helped her discover what was really important.  She shares a ton of actionable advice on how to just start and what she's doing to help future no code freelancers. Connect With Lacey: Twitter: Women in No Code (WINC) - - Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Work with Her:
January 22, 2021
Solo Episode 4: Failed progress
Last week I did a lot, but didn't really seem to accomplish what I set out to do.  I share how I failed at getting any progress made and what lessons I learned to focus on next time. Would you mind doing me a huge favor and take a minute to subscribe, rate and review the podcast? Watch the episode on YouTube: Support the show: Apply to be a guest on the show: Connect on Twitter: Visit Community Findr: Check out Sara's work:
January 18, 2021
Interview with Natalie Furness, Founder Freelance Notion
This week I sat down with Natalie Furness, Founder of Freelance Notion, a business operations system for freelancers.  Natalie is working with technical founders to solve big problems and take the solutions to market.  She recently discovered the #nocode space and is loving it!  Over the last few months she has embraced the #buildinpublic movement and has become very active in the community.  Join me as we talk about how her failures have helped her to get to where she is today! Connect With Natalie: Freelance Notion: Twitter: Launch NoCode Podcast (coming soon!): Connect with the show Support the show: Apply to be a guest on the show: Connect on Twitter:
January 15, 2021
Solo Episode 3: Three fails and three lessons
Join me as I chat about last weeks fails with Integromat, Webflow and defining my audience.  I learned so much while going through these failures, I hope it helps you too!  Tune in Friday for my next guest interview! Follow along in between episodes on Twitter @saranosocks Support the show through Buy Me A Coffee: Watch this episode on YouTube
January 11, 2021
Interview with Corey McComb, Author Productivity is for Robots
This week I sat down with Corey McComb, author of Productivity is for Robots a guide on how to (re)connect, get creative & stay human in the new world.  Corey didn't start as a writer, he started as a rocker, joining a band at just 16!  Since leaving the band scene his path followed many others follow, climbing the ladder and landing the dream job with lots of failed attempts at freelancing in between.  Today Corey is a creative, freelancer and writer helping founders launch their products.   Join us as we chat about burnout, failure and how he found his way to back to his creative flow to publish the book in November of 2020 and what's in store for 2021.   Connect with Corey: Buy a copy of his book: Twitter: Instagram: Website: Substack: Connect with the show Support the show: Apply to be a guest on the show: Connect on Twitter:
January 08, 2021
Solo Episode 2: Holiday break fails and 2021 goals
This week I bring in 2021 with a new format!  The Monday episodes are now available on YouTube and on all major podcast listening platforms!  I chat about how I failed during my holiday break and shared my big scary goals for 2021.   Watch the episode on YouTube: Support the show: Apply to be a guest on the show: Connect on Twitter: Visit Community Findr: Check out Sara's work:
January 05, 2021
Solo Episode 1: Podcast updates and lessons of failure
Join me as I walk you through what's coming to the podcast as we enter 2021 and do a deep dive honest discussion on what my first year in business was like.  I share the mental health impact, financial failure and how truly lost I was for many months but found a renewed sense of self and purpose when I discovered my community. Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Work with Her:
December 31, 2020
Interview with Jelmer Pe, Co-Founder
This week I sat down with Jelmer Pe, a venture builder by day at Bundl have helped to launch 20+ start-ups over the last 5 years.   By night he's a co-founder of and on a mission to help no code makers find a structure to validate fast and build their success. He shared how his design and corporate past helped shape and build his innovative and maker future.  He had great insight into the landscape of the no code space and it's struggles as a young field and how he's building products to solve those issues. This episode is for you if you are a struggling to find your audience, validate your products, or want build a start-up.  Connect with Jelmer: Twitter: Website: Substack: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Support the show: Work with Her:
December 30, 2020
Interview with Kieran, Founder of LaunchMBA
This week I sat down with Kieran Ball, Founder of LaunchMBA.  By day he's a co-founder running his own business, and by night he is a prolific #nocode maker, shipping fast and creating communities.   This was a deep discussion where Kieran shared all this lessons around building products that went no where, but taught him what not to do next time, how he found success with no code in just one year and how the LaunchMBA Community came to be. This episode is for you if you're afraid to fail, not sure how to get started in#nocode or want to know how launch a successful community. Connect with Kieran: Twitter: LaunchMBA Website: LaunchMBA Twitter: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Support the show: Work with Her:
December 23, 2020
Episode 25: Interview with Diego Diaz, Head of Community at Ycode
This week I sat down with Diego Diaz, Head of Community at Ycode by day, No Coder by night.  Ycode is new no code web app builder launching very soon.  By night, Diego is hard at work in his maker journey using No Code to see his ideas come to life.   We chatted about how he landed the job at Ycode after a successful cold email, the power of community and how No Code is changing his future.  This episode is for you if you're new in your journey, not sure how to break into the No Code space or want to know how successful communities are built. Connect with Diego: Twitter: Medium Blog Post: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Work with Her:
December 16, 2020
Episode 24: Interview with Sahiba Sethi, Founder HelloMeets
This week I sat down with Sahiba Sethi, Found of Hello Meets.  HelloMeets started in 2015 and is a startup community bringing experts to share their latest actionable insights with startup professionals over live meetups.  They have done 800+ meetups so far. Before COVID they were offline & were doing meetups in India, Canada and Singapore.  Presently they are doing 30 online meetups every month :) Sahiba shared her learnings on what it takes to build a community, how to pivot from in person to online and what the future holds for Hello Meets. This episode is for you if you're interested in community building, want to learn about how to identify trends to stay top of mind and how to successfully engage with others. Connect with Sahiba: Twitter: HelloMeets on Twitter: HelloMeets Website: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Work with Her:
December 09, 2020
Interview with Kat, Founder BETO
This week I sat down with Kat, the Founder of BETO  no code tool to help avoid the embarrassment of forgetting the small details.  By day Kat is and by night she is getting BETO off the ground.  A self proclaimed "ideas person", after three years of sitting on her idea, she shared how she is using no code tools to bring her idea to an MVP while having a full time job. This episode is for you if you're scared about talking about your idea, unsure of how to find support and how no code can make your idea a reality! Connect with Kat Twitter: Website: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Work with Her:
December 03, 2020
Interview with Emily Lonetto, Founder Growth Toronto
This week on I sat down with Emily Lonetto, who by day is, Head of Growth, Partnerships + Community at Voiceflow.  Voiceflow is a #NoCode platform to design, prototype and build voice apps for you applications such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Trusted by some folks you may have heard of: Amazon, NPR, NewYork Times, Matel and Best Buy just to name a few.  If you're looking for a way to design your voice experience, Voiceflow has you covered. By night Emily is the Founder of Growth Toronto, the largest community of Growth practitioners in Canada and a self proclaimed #NoCode Geek.  She has many creative outlets including design, a booming sticker business, teaching no code to budding entrepreneurs and growing communities. This episode is for you if want to know how to build and grow a community, how no code tools can help you build out your idea quickly, and why now is the best time to explore new opportunities. Get in Touch with Emily Twitter:  Website: Growth TO: Get in touch with Voiceflow: Twitter: Website: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Work with Her:
November 25, 2020
Interview with Michael Novotny, Founder of The Lean Side Project
This week I sat down with Michael J Novotny, Founder of The Lean Side Project the step by step guide to launching your no code project.  He's a Product Manager by day shipping digital products to millions of users for a major sports league in the US.  By night,  he's a no code maker, founder of a startup and using his experience in each role to fuel the other.   This episode is for you if you're not sure how to get started in No Code, if you want to learn how to keep impostor syndrome at bay and if you want to learn how to use the power of your story to become a maker.  He shares how he's used the power of listening, learning and community to build the Lean Side Project with many lessons along the way. Connect with Michael: Twitter: The Lean Side Project: Side Project Stack: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Work with Her:
November 19, 2020
The importance of investing in yourself
In this week's solo episode I'm pulling back the curtains once again on the status of SaraNoSocks LLC for the past few months, spoiler alert I'm chatting more $0 months.  I'm in a building phase which means, lots of investing in myself.  I chat about what investing in myself looks like and why you can never lose when you invest in yourself. I would love if you would subscribe, rate and review! Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Support the Show: Work with Her Her:
November 12, 2020
Interview with Mubs, Designer, Developer, Maker
This week on I am joined by Mubashar Iqbal, better known as Mubs. If you're not on Twitter, let's give you a short background.  Mubs describes himself simply as "I design, I develop, I make."  With 96 projects to date, ProductHunt's maker of the year for 2016 and runner up in 2015 and 2017, he knows a thing or two about building.  His most recent project is One Hour SaaS, and as the name implies, he's building a SaaS business in just one hour a day. This episode is for you if you're struggling to start building, want to know what it's like to have a side hustle that is just passion projects, not paying the bills and how community plays a role in the journey. Connect with Mubs: Twitter: One Hour SaaS: Website: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Support the Show: Work with Her Her:
October 29, 2020
Interview with Max, One Hand Wonder Man
This week I sat down with Max, better know as the One Hand Wonder Man.  With a background in advertising, Squarespace design and freelancing, he recently launched a new coaching business aimed at helping freelancers succeed.  This episode is for you if you're thinking about freelancing, new to freelancing or curious about the opportunity freelancing brings.  We break down all the myths and give you the hard facts around what freelancing really is. Need support on your freelance journey?  Contact Max below : Instagram: Website: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Work with Her:
October 22, 2020
Interview with KP, Build In Public
This week I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with KP.  He's been building in public for the past two years with numerous side projects built such Build in Public (which just launched), Cuppa , Do Things That Don't Scale and LetterDrop, he's no stranger to the no code space.  His latest venture took the meaning of "build in public" to a whole new level when he started "applying in public", taking his journey of seeking to work at a start-up public in a Twitter thread.   We talked about the power of community, vulnerability and how mindset makes anything possible.  Join us as we find out how he decided to just go for it and landed a dream role as the Program Director for the No Code Fellowship with On Deck.   Connect with KP: Website: Twitter: Build In Public: Connect with Sara: Twitter: Support the Show: Connect with the Show: Work with Her:
October 15, 2020
Interview with Melisa, Owner of Let's Get You Hired
This week I sat down with Melisa, owner of Let's Get You Hired!  As a Speaker, Author, and Coach, Melisa Meral uses her 10+ years' experience in Human Resources to help her readers learn how current skill sets can translate to a successful career move.  On October 6th, 2020, her book Pivoting with Purpose: The Hamster Wheel, the Rat Race, and Other Career Myths Holding You Back, reached Amazon Best-Seller in 11 categories, plus 12 #1 Hot New Release awards. Melisa’s book is for job seekers who need an easy-to-follow roadmap when pivoting in life, work, and business. Melisa urges her readers to get off the hamster wheel, get out of the rat race, and stop believing all of those pesky old career myths!  Are you feeling stuck in a career rut and wanting to create change in your life — but not sure how to make it happen? Are you burnt out as an entrepreneur and craving the stability of a paycheck in a full-time role — but not sure how your skills could translate into a 9-5? Let’s find your next best company, boss, and job while outlining the exact roadmap to get you there! It’s time to pivot with purpose. If you're looking for your next steps, ready to pivot your career or are finally ready to get out of your mundane 9-5, this is a must listen! Grab her Book: Pivoting With Purpose Get in Touch on Socials Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: LinkedIn: Website: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Hire Her:
October 08, 2020
Interview with Chris, founder of
This week I sat down with Chris, founder and owner of  Started just a year ago, Chris talks about how Jetboost came to be and how he made the transition from his consulting business to going all in on Jetboost during the pandemic.  We chat about the rising popularity of the #no-code community, the tools that are springing up left and right.   If you're interested in hearing about Webflow, No-Code, Jetboost and small business, this is a must listen!  Need a NoCode and Webflow community? Come join us on PixelGeek.Community! We'd love to help you!! Connect with Chris: Check out Follow him on Twitter: Connect with Sara: See Helping Creatives in action, free currently for beta testers: Let's chat on Twitter: Watch Webflow Tutorials on YouTube: Buy a template or step by step Webflow tutorial on Buy Me A Coffee: Hire Her to build your Webflow Site:
September 28, 2020
You need to build in public!
This week it's a solo episode where I give an update on SaraNoSocks LLC and a few tips to some new business owners.  The bulk of the episode chats about the importance of building in public and why shipping quickly is the key to success.  Special thanks to MakerPad for their #T30 challenge during the month of September to finally get Helping Creatives off the ground.   This episode is for you if you want to learn about building a business, building a product in public and hear more about why I am re-inventing how you hire.   Need a NoCode and Webflow community?  Come join us on PixelGeek.Community!  We'd love to help you!! Connect with Sara: See Helping Creatives in action, free currently for beta testers: Let's chat on Twitter: Watch Webflow Tutorials on YouTube: Buy a template or step by step Webflow tutorial on Buy Me A Coffee: Hire Her to build your Webflow Site:
September 21, 2020
Interview with Andrea, from Rock Science Branding
This week I sat down with Andrea owner of Rocket Science Branding creating thoughtful and uniques experiential swag to inspire & excite your audience.  Andrea tells us all about the company, her empathic and consistent messaging and how she is uses that to drive her business forward.  We dive into how COVID19 impacted her business and the shifts she has had to make.  If you're looking for an in depth conversation about how your branding and marketing effects everything in your business, you don't want to miss this episode!  Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review! Get in touch with Andrea and Rocket Science Branding: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Hire Her:
September 14, 2020
Interview with Nelson, The Pixel Geek
This week I sat down with Nelson, better known as The Pixel Geek to discuss all things no code. He dives into his design history, his love for sharing his knowledge with the world and why he's launching a Pixel Geek Community to help his mission of making the web beautiful together. If you love design, humans, Webflow, no-code and want to learn more about how to build a community, this episode is for you! Love this episode? Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review! The Pixel Geek Community launches soon and you don't want to miss it! Sign up today for The Pixel Geek Community: Follow Pixel Geek on YouTube: Buy him a coffee: Connect on Twitter: Connect with Sara: Twitter: YouTube: Buy Me A Coffee: Hire Her:
August 31, 2020
Interview with Uri, owner of Wallatees
This week I sat down with Uri, owner of Wallatees, a local on-line apparel shop here in San Diego.  When the pandemic hit, Uri sprang into action, helping restaurants, adjusting his services to expand to promotional items and tackle on-line marketing.  If you're looking for advice on how to pivot as a small business owner, on-line marketing insight and encouragement to just start, this episode is for you! Love this episode?  Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review!! Contact Uri today for any promotional or apparel needs! Website: | Email: | Phone:(619)-940-5556 Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Connect with Sara! Website: Twitter: YouTube: Instagram:
August 24, 2020
Interview with Molly Murphy
This week on Talks with SaraNoSocks I sat down with Molly Murphy, a signer, songwriter from Nashville.  She's working on releasing her first EP and COVID hasn't helped.  Molly shares how going virtual has impacted her career, how to connect with your audience as a singer when you can't do live shows and what's in store as live shows are limited.  We chat about whether or not the virtual concert platform is here to stay and how the future of music might change.  Molly's EP is scheduled to be out by the end of the year and we'll be sure to check back in when it drops! Share your support on social media and give Molly a follow! Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Website: Soundcloud: Connect with Sara Twitter: Instagram: Website:
August 03, 2020
Interview with Greg Kuchan
This week's episode is an introduction to a new format for Talks With SaraNoSocks. Conversations with small business owners and how their lives have been impacted by COVID bringing everything virtual. This week I sit down with Greg Kuchan where we talk life, real estate  and the new realm of virtual everything.  We dive deep early on, but trust me, you don't want to miss this conversation! Follow Greg on Instagram (@greg.kuchan).  Listen to his podcast Grow With Greg for more in-depth discussions with interesting people. As always, don't forget to subscribe rate and review, share with your social media family and say hi! Want to work with me?
July 27, 2020
The tools for success!
Well the tools I use for my success in design, business, bookkeeping and life.  Today I break down why I use each tool, the pros and cons, what else I have tried and why I stuck with what I have.  The answer to success, just do what works for you.  You don't have to use these tools, in fact many people don't.   Just in case you want to, here are the links to my tool list: Design Adobe Creative Cloud Whimsical Notion Google Forms Business Freshbooks Microsoft for Business Personal/Networking Slack Discord
July 20, 2020
I'm what you might call a creative unicorn
This week we take a peak into my brain and that of other creative generalists. I explain my full design thought process, why I seem disjointed to those not engrossed in the design community and why I love to design all the things.  UX designer, Illustrator, Logos, Animations 3D, 4D, patterns, textures, podcasts, YouTube.  I do it all.  Why?  Because I love it, all of it. Please don't forget to subscribe rate and review! Share with your friends, family, social media! Hire me: #designer #femaledesigner #creative 
July 14, 2020
I'm building a business, not my social media
Episode 6 is here and I'm diving into a triggering topic for some, social media.  I break down my 18 accounts, yes 18 and talk about what I eliminated, why I eliminated them and how I am restructuring them moving forward. How do you feel about social media when it comes to business?  Have you made any changes in light of Black Lives Matter?  Are you aware of the companies privacy and ethics written and practiced policies?  Let me know your thoughts here. Sign up for my weekly newsletter here. Don't forget to subscribe rate and review!
July 06, 2020
Let's normalize talking about making $0.00
This week I'm talking business, or rather lack there of.  I share my fails this month and why as of June 23, I have had $0.00 in income.  I'll share my three lessons and how to start flipping the script.  Ready to hear what really happens in business?  Tune in. Please don't forget to subscribe, share and review!  
June 25, 2020
Get that social media feed off your website!!
I don't know how the trend started but today I am breaking down why it's a terrible idea to have your embedded social media feeds on your website.  Grab a pen and paper because this one is quick but packed with tips. Catch me over on instagram @saranosocks! Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review!
June 22, 2020
How to make blended word art in Illustrator
Do you sense a theme?  This week we're back in Illustrator and you'll want to head over to YouTube to catch the full tutorial!  Making cool word art using the blend tool! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
June 20, 2020
Logos, what's the deal?
In this episode I'll break down my thoughts on how I design logos and walk through a concept process logo I recently did. Want to follow along?   Watch this episode on. YouTube Follow me on Instagram  Don't forget to subscribe rate and review!
June 19, 2020
How to Make a Pattern in Adobe Illustrator
This week we're tackling how to make a branded pattern in Adobe Illustrator (not a sponsor).  Its fun, easy and a quick way to make your brand stand out! Want to follow along? Watch this Episode on YouTube. Follow along on Instagram in between.
June 19, 2020
Welcome to Talks with SaraNoSocks!
Talks with SaraNoSocks is a short form podcast where I talk all things design and business with a humor first, honest approach. I'll share all my tips and tricks for using Adobe products, my business fails and wins and let you in on what it really takes to start a business with 20 years of a corporate America career under your belt. Follow along in between episodes! Instagram: YouTube:
June 19, 2020