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The Deadly Sins of Content Creation

Series 6 of the Plutus Awards Podcast

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Michelle Jackson

The Seven Deadly Sins of Content Creation

In this first episode of Series 6, Michelle Jackson introduces this season’s topic: the deadly sins that content creators make. She also shares some of her own mistakes as a creator and entrepreneur.

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Natasha Scott

The Sin of Omission: How to & Why Share About Your Reality

Michelle Jackson speaks with Natasha Scott about how content creators influence their audiences to take action without sharing the truth about what happens behind the scenes.

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LaTisha Styles

The Sin of Pride: No Shame in Backtracking

LaTisha Styles joins Michelle Jackson to discuss how returning to her nine-to-five job allowed her to rethink her approach to entrepreneurship.
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Rahkim Sabree

The Sin of Hubris: How to Use Insight From Your Audience

Rahkim Sabree speaks with host Michelle Jackson about hubris. Just because we built something doesn’t mean that our audience wants it. Learn the lessons learned from the mistake of building out a product without talking to your audience.
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Amanda Page

The Sin of Perfectionism: How Bold Moves Pay Off When You Think You're Not Ready

Fear and perfectionism are the constant enemies of a creator. Michelle Jackson speaks with Amanda Page about how creators can overcome these obstacles and take risks in developing projects that may feel out of reach for them.
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Marcia Armstrong

The Sin of Inconsistency: Commit to Your Process to Achieve Results

Host Michelle Jackson talks with Marcia Armstrong about the sin of inconsistency. Marcia shares how too many zero-revenue months forced her to look at her business and the steps she took to turn things around in about 30 days.
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Terri Huggins Hart

The Sin of Vagueness: Clarify Your Ownership As a Freelancer

When you are unclear and confused about the direction of your business, others will be too. Terri Huggins Hart and Michelle Jackson discuss clarity and intentions in business and how ownership develops in a freelance career.
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Felicia Gopaul

The Sin of Misalignment: Why Your Brand's Consistency Is So Important

It is hard to know what areas to focus on when building your brand. One thing is clear, you cannot do everything! Felicia Gopaul shares with Michelle Jackson how trying to do everything hurt her brand and what focuses allowed her business began to thrive.
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Adrienne Taylor

The Sin of Purposelessness: Tailor Your Products to Your Audience's Needs

We can build courses and do webinars, but these don’t guarantee success. Adrienne Taylor speaks with host Michelle Jackson about the need to be authentic and vulnerable with our audiences and the importance of seeing people and not just sales.
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Dr. Derricka Harwell

The Sin of Haste: How Early Success Can Damage Long-Term Growth

Dr. Derricka Harwell shares how early success without the right systems and people in place can be costly. She shares what she learned, how she figured out what didn’t work, and the successful decisions she made the second time around.

Previous Episodes From Prior Seasons

In the series finale, Michelle Jackson shares how and why she decided to monetize my personal finance brand.

Rachel Hernandez, the Mobile Home Gurl, talks about listening to what your audience tells you they want, leaning into your authority, and how making mistakes helps content creators find the right products and services for their brand.

Patrina Dixon talks about the impact that COVID had on her business and the unexpected opportunities for growth that occurred from pivots that she had to make during that time. We discussed why she loves affiliate marketing.

Joseph Hogue talks about candidly wanting to earn money as an online creator, letting go of projects that aren’t serving you well, and the important questions that multi-passionate content creators need to ask themselves in order for their projects to grow.p.

Managing a flourishing community is challenging enough, but what happens when money gets involved? Angela and Regina, cofounders of Women’s PF, a community for women to talk about money, speak with Michelle about the challenges in monetizing their group.

Jillian Johnsrud, author of Fire the Haters, talks about how different seasons of life influence her business, the pushback on content creators positioned in the FIRE space -- aren’t they allowed to make money too?

Julien and Kiersten Saunders of rich & REGULAR talk about the importance of knowing how to talk to your audience vs. at your audience.

Harlan Landes talks about creating, monetizing, and selling one of the first personal finance blogs, Consumerism Commentary.

J.D. Roth joins host Sarah Li Cain to discuss the benefits of getting away from the idea that money is the primary goal in business and how enjoy meaningful and successful work,.

Host Sarah Li Cain speaks with Candice Latham about what it means to own your own version of success, how she shifted and pursued her goals in her business and life, and how you can work backwards to capture the feeling of success in your business.

Acquania Escarne talks with host Sarah Li Cain to discuss her path to entrepreneurship, the importance of creating passive income, and how she manages incoming cash flow for the day she decides to leave her 9 to 5.

Whitney Hansen talks with host Sarah Li Cain about the importance of setting boundaries around her business, and how having boundaries keeps you from creating identities solely around the business.

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Michelle Jackson, host
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Steve Stewart, audio producer

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This podcast is for the independent financial media. Bloggers, writers, podcasters, and more will hear from the best of the best.

The Plutus Awards Podcast is hosted by Michelle Jackson (Michelle Is Money Hungry) with assistance from Plutus Awards founder Harlan Landes and long-time Plutus Awards volunteer Miranda Marquit.

In each episode, Michelle speaks to content creators, entrepreneurs, Plutus Award winners, and your idols in the financial media. For more about the Plutus Awards, visit plutusawards.com.

About Michelle Jackson, host of the Plutus Awards Podcast.

Michelle Jackson is the award winning host of “Michelle is Money Hungry.” Thoughtfully holding financial conversations leading with change and equity in mind. You can find her roaming around Colorado during her down time.

About Steve Stewart, audio producer of the Plutus Awards Podcast.

Steve helps podcasters free up their time from editing so they can focus on growing their business.

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