How to manage your time as a content creator when you have a full-time job.

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Do you have a full-time job and a side hustle where you create content online as a blogger, podcaster or YouTuber? After blogging for the last five years, I’ve learned a thing or three about time management. In this episode, learn seven ways to better manage your time as a content creator with a full-time job.  

In this episode we cover these tips:

  • Make a short list of tasks you want to get done in your business the night before.
  • Work out at lunch to save time.
  • Wake up early and get work done.
  • Produce one new piece of content a week and more!

After this episode, listen to Episode 43: Side Hustling and Earning Outside of Your Nine to Five with Dielle Charon

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Christopher Mitchell is a travel writer, podcaster and podcaster from Toronto.

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Christopher Mitchell is a Canadian travel writer, photographer and podcaster who has traveled to over 80 countries and five continents. He has lived in Norway, South Korea and most recently Turkey for three years. He now calls Toronto home. He also co-hosts the podcast Rick Steves Over Brunch with Stephanie Craig where they discuss the recent episodes of the classic TV show, Rick Steves Europe.

Christopher Mitchell is the author of “A Local Travel Writer’s Guide to Toronto” an insider’s travel guide to visiting Toronto, Canada. This book covers restaurants, nightlife, attractions, events and more.

In this episode Christopher shares with us how he’s made a career out of his passion for travel. He also shares tips for getting started as a content creator and how to leverage your travels to build wealth. He encourages us to see travel as an investment – an opportunity for professional and personal development.

In this episode we cover:

  • How living in Turkey for three years set him up for financial success.
  • The advantages of basing yourself near a travel hub.
  • Tips for becoming a content creator.
  • Common ways to make money as a travel blogger.
  • How to grow your skills and leverage your expertise traveling.

Resources Mentioned

Grab Christopher’s eBook “A Local Travel Writer’s Guide to Toronto” for 30% off using the discount code “THOUGHTCARD”.

Connect with Christopher Mitchell


Ontario Blog:

Facebook: @travelingmitch

Toronto Bloggers Collective Facebook group

Instagram: @travelingmitch

Twitter: @travelingmitch

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Building Wealth and Moving Abroad with Damien Peters

Moving Abroad After 30 with Frantzces Lys

Affording Luxury Travel with Nadeen White

Why travel bloggers should go to TBEX with Christopher Rudder from Rudderless Travel.

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In this episode, Christopher Rudder from Rudderless Travel and I talk about our takeaways from TBEX, why we decided to attend, our favorite break out sessions and tips for attending the conference. TBEX is a travel blogging conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals.

Resources Mentioned:

Connect with Christopher Rudder


YouTube: @christopherrudder


Instagram: @rudderless_trvl

Twitter: @rudderless_trvl

Pinterest: @rudderless_trvl

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How much does it cost to start a podcast?

If you’re thinking about starting a podcast and wondering how much it costs, this episode is for you. My hope is that by pulling back the curtain a bit and sharing how much podcasting costs, you’ll be able to make an informed financial decision about starting a podcast.

Danielle (host of The Thought Card) and Shereen (host of Creative Breakthrough) share the real costs of starting a podcast.

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Today I’m joined by Shereen “a.k.a. funnybrowngirl” Kassam. Shereen is an internationally touring stand up comedian, radio personality, actress and the host of Creative Breakthrough a podcast where passion and hustle meet.

Creative Breakthrough helps creatives jump start their creative careers by bringing listeners in-depth career driving conversations with successful creative leaders of color across TV, film, music, literature and more.

Spoiler alert, both Shareen and I spent over $650 while podcasting for 3 months (including start-up costs).

So how much does it cost to start a podcast?

In this episode, we chat about our podcasting costs for:

  • Microphones and accessories
  • Software
  • Website and maintenance
  • Production
  • Podcast hosting costs
  • Social media
  • Email
  • Podcast conferences and events

Resources Mentioned 

Connect with Shareen Kassam


Facebook: @funnybrowngirl

Instagram: @funnybrowngirl

Twitter: @funnybrowngirl

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First Timer Perspective at FinCon

I just got back from attending my first FinCon conference in Orlando, Florida. I’m still buzzing from all of the excitement! There I met many influencers in the personal finance space including Yasmine Bisumber. Yasmine and I connected instantly – we are both passionate about personal finance and this was our first FinCon conference.

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Yasmine Bisumber is a Realtor and Lifestyle Strategist with a passion for personal finance. She helps entrepreneurs and influencers build wildly successful businesses while designing a fully-funded lifestyle.

In this episode, we chat about what it’s like attending FinCon for the first time.

What is FinCon?

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FinCon is a 4-day conference where digital content creators can connect with each other, brands, and media. At the conference over 2,000 attendees learned how to make better content, reach their audience, and make more money.

FinCon is the ideal conference for bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, and influencers as well as media companies and brands like financial advocacy organizations, FinTech companies, banks, credit unions, and more. It is truly where money and media meet (conference tagline). The conference includes sessions, workshops, events, keynotes, meetups, exhibits, and tons of networking opportunities. 

Even if you’re not a personal finance content creator, I still recommend attending – that’s how valuable I think it is!

In this episode we cover:

  • Our top goals for attending FinCon18
  • Tips for new FinCon attendees
  • Our favorite things about FinCon
  • How to connect with attendees
  • What we learned that has transformed our businesses

Resources Mentioned

FinCon – Where Money & Media Meet 

The First Timer’s Guide to #FinCon18

Download the FinCon app – Search in the app store (Android and iOS) for “FinCon”

FinCon18 Budget Breakdown: How Much Did FinCon Cost?

Want to learn more about investing in the stock market? Check out Episode 7 where I chat with Teri Ijeoma another FinCon attendee I met in Orlando!

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Can’t get enough of FinCon? For more info, check out TruFinancials FinCon18 Review!

See you next time for Episode 9 where we chat with Christine Hasebrink about quitting her job to become a safari guide in Africa.

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