The Professional Creative

Bonnie Christine

  • 20 minutes 54 seconds
    150: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 4 - How to Create Revenue Streams

    Welcome to today's episode, where we discuss ten ways to monetize your knowledge. If you’ve ever wondered how to turn your expertise into income, you’re in the right place. We’re diving into ten different strategies to monetize what you know, adding an educational component to your business in impactful and profitable ways.

    I’ll share my personal experiences with these models and explore how the knowledge industry can benefit both learners and you as an educator. Whether you're looking to diversify your revenue streams or make a meaningful impact on your community, this episode is packed with insights and practical tips to help you get started.

    1. Online course
    2. Live workshops
    3. Membership site or subscription
    4. Coaching and consulting
    5. eBooks and guides
    6. Speaking engagements
    7. Affiliate marketing
    8. YouTube channel
    9. Corporate training programs
    10. Licensing your content

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/150

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    2 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 18 minutes 53 seconds
    149: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 3 - Creating a Curriculum

    Once you’ve decided to teach what you know, the big question is, “Now what?” Crafting a curriculum is an art that requires careful planning and creativity to pull students through an experience that provides real transformation. Today, we’ll dive into the myriad of ideas on how you can create the perfect curriculum for your topic. We’ll explore why it’s essential to start with the end goal in mind, as having that clarity will guide you through the process, ensuring all the bits and pieces lead to a coherent and impactful learning journey.

    In this episode, I’ll share examples of strategies and types of curriculums you could design, emphasizing the importance of getting crystal clear about your end goal before building your course. Consider the transformation you want your students to experience – what tangible takeaway will they gain? Additionally, we’ll discuss understanding your ideal learner: what do they already know, and what do they need to learn? Tailoring your curriculum to their needs is vital. We’ll also touch on the various learning styles and how to incorporate different modalities for content consumption. From recording videos to writing text, there are numerous factors to consider when creating engaging and effective content. Join me as we unravel the steps to develop a curriculum that not only educates but also transforms your learners.

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/149

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

     

     

    27 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 17 minutes 15 seconds
    148: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 2 - Knowing Your Niche

    If you've ever thought about adding teaching to your repertoire, you're in the right place. Today, we're diving into how to narrow down the topics you can teach, a crucial step if you're looking to diversify your revenue streams. Often, the decision to start teaching comes before you're entirely sure what you'll teach. It's an exciting journey, and once you take the plunge, you'll likely find that you love sharing your knowledge with others.

    Teaching can be incredibly rewarding, but it all starts with ideation. This episode will guide you through a vision-storming session with five essential questions to help you pinpoint exactly what you should teach. We'll explore what makes your craft unique, those informal moments where you naturally fall into a teaching role, and what people are most curious about when they ask you about your work.

    Firstly, consider what is unique about what you want to teach. Think about the distinctive aspects of your craft—those elements that set your work apart. Reflect on your informal teaching moments; these are the times when you've naturally found yourself explaining or demonstrating your process to others. These moments can provide valuable insights into what you're naturally inclined to teach.

    Additionally, research market needs and gaps. While it's unlikely you'll find something completely untapped, teaching from your unique perspective can fill a niche and offer something fresh. Pause and assess your personal passion. Ideating can be exhilarating, but slow down to ensure the topic you choose is something you're deeply passionate about. Once you start teaching, it may become a significant part of your career, so it's vital to choose a subject you can talk about for a long time without losing interest.

    And last but definitely not least, consider how you can make this uniquely you. Brainstorm the specific ways you approach your craft and create a mind map of your process. This personal touch will not only make your teaching more engaging but also distinguish your offerings from others in the market.

    By the end of this episode, I hope you'll have a clearer vision of what you can teach and how to transform your passion into a fulfilling new aspect of your creative business. 

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/148

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

     

    25 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 21 minutes 17 seconds
    147: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 1 - Overcoming the Naysayers

    Welcome to today's episode! If you're a creative, you've likely mastered your craft through countless hours of dedication, experimentation, and practice. But have you ever considered sharing that expertise with others? Today, we're diving into why I believe that as creatives, we should also embrace the role of educators. Teaching what we know isn't just about imparting skills; it's about empowering others, giving back to our community, and enriching our own professional journeys.

    Many creatives hesitate when it comes to teaching. There's a common fear of being judged or not being taken seriously. The term "selling out" gets thrown around, implying that turning to education somehow tarnishes the purity of our work. But let's shift that mindset. Sharing our knowledge is not about diluting our craft; it's about spreading the passion and expertise we've cultivated. It's our responsibility to contribute to the growth of our industry and uplift fellow creatives.

    The benefits of teaching your craft are profound and in this episode, you’ll learn ten reasons why you should consider teaching what you know. I encourage you to take the leap. The rewards, both personal and professional, are well worth it. 

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/147

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    20 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 21 minutes 23 seconds
    146: The Power of Coaching

    Today, I peel back the curtain to share what's been working for my own business. For me, investing in coaching has been a game-changer. If you’re looking to level up your business, understanding the power of coaching can be monumental. This year, I’ve invested more in my education and development than ever before, and it’s been one of the most powerful ways to break through barriers and reach new heights.

    In this episode, I’ll share my personal journey of investing in coaching and how it has transformed my professional and personal life. I’ve discovered that many barriers we face in business are more about our thoughts and mindset than external obstacles. My investment this year hasn’t just been in a mastermind, although I love being part of one. Instead, it’s been in a coaching program, something I’ve never been involved in until now.

    We’ll dive into the differences between a mastermind and a group coaching program, and how each serves a unique purpose. We’ll also explore the distinctions between group coaching and one-on-one coaching, and the benefits each can bring. You’ll learn why having a coach who also has a coach is crucial, and how this continuous cycle of growth and support can propel you forward.

    We’ll discuss the common things that get in the way of our success and how coaching can help us overcome these hurdles. I’ll also share how my coaching experiences have shaped the development of my own coaching program, highlighting the importance of understanding your reasons for seeking a coaching program and how to choose the right coach for you.

    Whether you’re new to coaching or considering it as your next step, this episode is packed with insights to help you harness the power of coaching for your business.

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/146

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    14 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 37 minutes 1 second
    145: The Power of Collaboration featuring Bail Ansari and Liz Olson

    For this episode, I'm thrilled to introduce you to our two special guests, Bail and Liz. They met recently through my Professional Creative Business Coaching Program (PCBC), and their unique story of collaboration and co-launching caught my attention. Today, we'll dive into their individual journeys, their collaborative venture, and the impact it has had on their businesses and even their personal lives.

    Bail and Liz each have thriving businesses and sought out coaching through PCBC to further their success. Despite having different businesses and course offerings, they found common ground and identified a gap in the industry that they could fill together. This episode will highlight the similarities and differences in their approaches, and how these aspects played a role in their successful collaboration.

    One of the key hurdles to collaboration is not just the idea itself but the myriad of little details that need to come together. Bail and Liz will share the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, using the lessons learned through coaching. Their co-launch was a testament to the power of teamwork and strategic planning, and they'll walk us through what made it so successful. From splitting the workload based on strengths and weaknesses to leaning on each other for support, their story is full of valuable insights and even some surprises.

    We'll also discuss the mindset shifts they experienced, the trust they built, and the personal growth they underwent as a result of their partnership. Whether you're considering a collaboration or looking for ways to enhance your business, this episode is packed with insights and practical advice that you won't want to miss.

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/145

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    13 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 29 minutes 27 seconds
    144: The Journey to One Million Downloads

    Welcome to a very special episode of The Professional Creative Podcast! Today, we are celebrating an incredible milestone: one million downloads! When I started this podcast back in 2022, I dreamed of reaching this point, but I wasn’t sure if or when it would happen. To my amazement, we’ve hit this milestone faster than I ever anticipated, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

    I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. Your unwavering support, your thoughtful reviews, and your enthusiastic listening have made this journey not just possible, but profoundly rewarding. This podcast has become one of my favorite endeavors, and it's all thanks to our amazing community of listeners. Your engagement and contributions have created a vibrant, dynamic space where we can explore, learn, and grow together.

    In celebration of this milestone, today’s episode is dedicated to you, the listeners. I will be answering questions that have been submitted by our wonderful audience. This is your opportunity to hear about the behind-the-scenes of the podcast, insights on creativity, business tips, and anything else you’ve been curious about. Your questions have driven the content of this episode, making it a true reflection of our shared journey.

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/144

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    11 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 14 minutes 19 seconds
    143: Embracing Growth: Overcome Imposter Syndrome as a Creative

    What do I wish I had known when I first started? That’s a big question! This topic was sparked by a heartfelt chat with a coaching client from The Professional Creative Business Coaching Program. We started wondering: what advice would I give my younger self at the start of this adventure? Today, I'll be sharing four key pieces of advice I wish I had known back then.

    First off, it’s not going to be easy, but trust me, it will be worth it. I still get emotional thinking about those early days, full of hope and fear. Feedback can be tough, but it makes you stronger—don't shy away from it. I also wish someone had told me to focus on personal growth alongside business growth. Developing emotional intelligence, personal development, and spiritual well-being is just as crucial as professional success. And finally, there’s always room for you in the industry, no matter how crowded it seems. Join us as we explore these reflections and the wisdom that comes from navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/143

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    4 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 19 minutes 37 seconds
    142: Beyond the Basics: 5 Powerful Automation Tools for Entrepreneurs

    If you're tired of drowning in a sea of repetitive tasks and ready to work smarter, not harder, this episode is for you. We'll explore how automations can revolutionize your workflow, allowing you to work less while boosting productivity and efficiency. From handling monotonous tasks to streamlining team operations, automation is a game-changer, and today I’ll show you how to harness its power in your business.

    In my own journey, I've used automation tools like Searchie, ConvertKit, and Asana to transform our processes, but there's so much more out there. I’ll introduce you to five other automation tools you may not have considered, helping you identify routine tasks that could be automated to save you time and energy. Whether you're a solo entrepreneur, managing a team, or just curious about these incredible tools, you're in the right place. Plus, I’ll also discuss the importance of transparency when using bots to interact with customers, ensuring a seamless and honest experience. Get ready to embrace the amazing world of automation and take your business to the next level!

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/142

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    30 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 22 minutes 36 seconds
    141: Family, Fitness, and More: Marriage Talk with Bonnie + David

    Hi, everyone. Today on The Professional Creative podcast, my husband, David, joins me to answer some questions about our marriage and relationship. We've been together for 21 years and just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. We received 16 questions from our followers on Instagram about marriage and relationships, and we're excited to answer them. From how we first met to tips for building a strong marriage, we discussed it all. We also talked about how we navigate our roles as our business and family dynamics change. Plus, we touched on the importance of communication, respect, and how we incorporate prayer into our daily lives. If you're curious about how we balance our introvert and extrovert personalities or how we handle challenges in our relationship, this episode is for you.

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    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/141

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    23 May 2024, 8:24 pm
  • 12 minutes 23 seconds
    140: What Does Done Look Like? Assigning Tasks with Clarity

    Hey there, welcome back to another episode! Today, we're tackling a crucial topic that's often overlooked: delegating tasks clearly. You see, delegation isn't just about passing off tasks to your team or contractors—it's a skill that applies to every aspect of your life. Inspired by Brene Brown's insights in "Dare to Lead," we're asking the fundamental question: What does done look like?

    Think about it. How many times have you handed off a task in a frazzled state, only to be disappointed with the results? The truth is, clarity is key. Whether you're managing a team or simply trying to streamline your personal life, everyone involved needs to know exactly what success looks like. So, in today's episode, we're getting into strategies for articulating expectations clearly, from documenting processes to setting up clear communication channels and even placing success examples in your business’s SOP.

    📒 Episode Notes, Links, & Resources 📒

    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/140

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    Connect with Bonnie: ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    14 May 2024, 9:00 am
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