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Investing, business, finance &economics - Mark Homer has the experience to help you with many of your questions & challenges. Mark My Words is a successful, eccentric & introverted businessman’s experience of 20 years with no waffle, ads, bravado or big pitches. Mark will interview the worlds most successful business, finance & money experts as well as impart his knowledge in a factual, direct manner. Mark runs & owns multiple businesses & property portfolios so teaches you what he does on a ...
 
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6 Figure Creative

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6 Figure Creative

Brian Hood and Chris Graham

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6 Figure Creative is a podcast that helps freelance creatives earn more money by doing what they love. If you’re trying to avoid the never-ending grind of a 9–5, or just want to earn more money doing what you do best (creating), 6 Figure Creative is your new favorite show! Join hosts Brian Hood and Chris Graham as they explore topics such as mental health, finances, sales, marketing, time management, the digital nomad lifestyle, and more.
 
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Humor is a great way to connect with your friends 1 on 1, but it’s one of the most difficult things to do right in marketing (1 on many). Allie LeFevere of Obedient Agency has spent the last six years helping companies find the sweet spot between lame, lifeless jokes and cringy, over-the-top humor to get their marketing just right. Listen now to le…
 
One of Mark’s biggest property deals, a conversion of an old M&S building into residential apartments and a supermarket is almost complete and in this episode he talks about the many lessons he learnt. He also talks about planning decisions, the impact of new building regulations and the many new environmental policies such as heat pumps, new EPC t…
 
Most freelancers shy away from the corporate world because “they’re special snowflake creatives who will never sell out and could never possibly be fulfilled working with corporations”. The reality is that any creative work can be fulfilling. The beauty of working with corporate clients is they actually have budgets. With budgets come options... Th…
 
The words you write have the power to build trust and win clients, but they also have the power to bore people to death and turn away clients. It’s your choice whether you want to put in the work to write website copy that does all the “selling” for you. Most freelancers, unfortunately, leave copywriting as an afterthought. This creates a massive o…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Mark My Words Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Mark Homer interviews Michael Edwards, yes the one and only Eddie the Eagle. Here, Eddie talks about all of his experience being a professional ski jumper, what he has learned in life and about property investment. Firstly, they discuss Eddie’s success in the ski…
 
You always struggle to make progress in your business. Everyone seems to be against you. You can’t hire anyone because they’ll never do it as well as you can. You simply can’t bring yourself to leave the security of your day job. These are all symptoms of negative mindsets that are holding you back from your full potential as an audio engineer and …
 
We’ve all hit the point in our lives when we’ve faced this question. “Should I just quit?” Whether you’re considering giving up on your entire business, or you’re simply considering quitting a new approach to marketing you’ve been trying out, it can be difficult to keep going when stuff gets hard. So should you give up and go back to the way things…
 
I love learning about people who are earning 6 figures in a relatively obscure niche… especially when they’ve grown that business to where it is in just a few short years. Sean Oblizalo has built an incredibly successful adventure elopement photography business. If you’ve never heard of that before, you’re not alone. While elopement photography may…
 
Listen in to this episode where Mark is joined by Shaz Nawaz, chartered accountant and labour councillor as they delve deep into the recently announced budget. They discuss their own views on what Rishi Sunak has announced and also how this will impact many of us in real terms. KEY TAKEAWAYS Rishi Sunak has announced many things in this new budget,…
 
Do you run a successful business, but find yourself stressed out about finances? Does it affect your creativity to the point that you aren’t making your projects the absolute best? If your finances are a shambles, chances are your business isn’t very stable, and neither is your personal life. It’s time to make a change. A big welcome back to Graham…
 
Please tell me you’ve never been this person... “Hey.” “How’s it going?” “U there? lol.” “Hello?!?!?” That’s the person who makes everyone cringe when they’re around. If that’s you, I hate to say it, but there’s a reason everyone ignores you. On the other side of things, if you’re the type of person who never follows up with anyone then you’re leav…
 
If there was a way to shift your freelance business in a way that consistently led to higher income, fewer hours, and more predictability, would you be interested in hearing more? This is exactly what Brian Casel did with his business. He created a productized service that allowed him to hire a team to remove most of the work from his plate to the …
 
In this informative and frank episode, Mark talks about the current Sterling ‘crisis’, he also explores what may happen when furlough ends and the wider economic impact this will have on the country. KEY TAKEAWAYS Stagflation is when you have low growth and high inflation. This is what has been suggested will happen next, not helped by all the rece…
 
If you build healthy habits and routines in your life, you will always win over someone who waits around for motivation to get things done. Atomic Habits is one of our all-time favorite books, so we dedicated this episode to discussing some of our favorite takeaways from the book and how it all applies to someone who is freelancing. Listen now to l…
 
If you’re getting overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks of your business, it’s probably time to hire someone who can help you out. You’ve probably even considered it in the past, but you have doubts that have held you back… “What if they can’t do it as well as I can?” “What if I hire the wrong person?” “It will take forever to train them”. “I don’t…
 
Are you an entrepreneur out there who wants to know and invest in liquid assets like wine and see huge returns on your investment? In today’s episode of Mark My Words, Mark and innovative entrepreneur and investor Daniel Gurr discuss in detail the opportunities in wine investment, how to store your wine to avoid damage, the benefits of investing in…
 
If you rely solely on referrals to fuel your business, you’re making one of the most common mistakes a freelancer can make. This puts the fate of your business entirely into the hands of your clients. They determine when (or if) you get your next client. Instead of living in the constant cycle of feast or famine, Mike Michalowicz shares a way to ke…
 
It’s time to kill hourly pricing once and for all. While many freelancers think hourly billing is a fair method, it’s actually the least fair method for pricing your work. Hourly pricing leads to an immediate conflict of interest between you and your clients, and it puts very little consideration for the value of whatever it is that you do. You are…
 
Austin Hull was one of our most popular interviews (way back on episode 59), so we had to bring him back onto the podcast to update us on what he’s been up to. Since 2019 Austin has not only built a six-figure freelance music production business but also sold over $400k of digital products through his new business Make Pop Music. In this episode, l…
 
A great session with Mark where he answers some interesting and engaging questions around his current projects, his life in an alternative universe and even his dream car! KEY TAKEAWAYS Mark has had plenty of issues with his current aspect building project, but he is aware this isn’t unusual for a project and development of this size. Three/two bed…
 
Freelancers are always looking for ways to make more money and grow their businesses. To make that happen, you have 3 main methods... Method #1: Raise your rates. Method #2: Find more leads. Method #3: Close more clients. In this week’s interview, Jay Clouse shares his methods for attracting and closing high-budget clients. Jay’s background in the …
 
As a freelance creative, you probably have thought “if only I could close one more deal a month I’d be much better off.” Closing more deals can result from many different variables, but one of the easiest ways to increase your odds is by reframing your sales calls to focus on the client and how your service will change their life. Listen now to hea…
 
The creative industry is full of pitfalls – and there are nine common mistakes that creatives make when starting their own business or freelancing. In this episode, Brian and Chris discuss these problems and provide solutions to help you avoid them! Listen now as we dive into each topic specifically so you can learn what not to do in order to save …
 
A great session with Mark where he delves deep in why contact hiring cars was one of the best decisions he made and why it can work for you. KEY TAKEAWAYS Mark figured out that contract hiring cars may be a better option for him and his business. He tested this with a business car and now he can’t recommend it enough. The benefits outweigh owning a…
 
It's hard to make a living as a creative, and it can seem even harder if you're trying to do it on your own. You can't just throw paint at the canvas, music into Pro Tools, or words onto paper and expect people to buy it. Blake Jamieson started with a plan, knowing that he would have to work every day, build his brand, put in the hours, and never s…
 
Want to know the quickest way to earn more? Increase your rates. Everyone knows this advice, but few have the confidence to pull it off regularly. If you struggle with this, you’re not alone. Here’s the good news; there are multiple ways to increase your income. One of the best ways is by introducing “upsells” into your sales process. This is when …
 
In this episode, Mark discusses the current state of the UK economy and the property market. He gives his opinions on interest rates, stock picks and the current situation regarding the "Property Bubble" as well as some predictions on what we can expect as the world recovers from the covid pandemic. KEY TAKEAWAYS 18 months on from the pandemic, the…
 
You want to start or grow a business, but you’re not sure where to begin. There are so many different ways to start your business that it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. In this episode, Rodrigo Tasca shares his story of how he went from working catering jobs in New York City to running a 6 figure videography business in south Flo…
 
We've all heard the stories of creatives who are struggling to grow their business, and it's easy to feel like you're just not doing enough. Others feel like using marketing is “selling out” and not genuine. The fact is, every business needs marketing. There are a lot of marketing strategies out there that can help you get more clients and make mor…
 
99 out of 100 creatives SUCK at marketing (and I'm being a bit generous here). They're either stuck in 2010 doing things that no longer work or they're completely "allergic" to marketing altogether. You may be incredible at what you do, but if no one knows you exist, then what’s the point? You’re actually HURTING people by not improving your market…
 
In this episode of Mark My Words, the roles are reversed as Mark is interviewed by Ellie McKay from the On a Mission Podcast. They talk about Mark’s own journey into property and business, Covid and Mark’s mission in life. KEY TAKEAWAYS Mark grew up in a nice environment, including private schooling and travelled a lot. In Mark’s own words, his Dad…
 
Freelance creatives are struggling to make a living. The competition is fierce and the job market is saturated with new talent every day. In this interview, Alex shares her story of going from a soul-sucking corporate job to Fiverr millionaire in just a few years. She also shares her advice for freelancers looking to get ahead in their creative car…
 
You don't need to have all the answers. You don't need to map out every single step on your journey. Just take the next scary step. We're all guilty of this to some degree. We want to know every single detail and create a solution to every single potential problem that COULD come up. We put off creating, launching, growing, selling, marketing, or w…
 
In this episode of Mark My Words, Mark discusses how an entrepreneurs mindset can be the difference between success and failure. How having the right mindset can make you resilient, adaptable and set you up for a successful and sustainable entrepreneurial journey. KEY TAKEAWAYS It’s natural to have negative voices and ideas in our minds. They are l…
 
As creatives, we cringe at the thought of being too “salesy”. We tend to be so “allergic to sales” that we swing too far in the opposite direction and miss out on winning gigs that we would, could, and should have won. What if there was a way to get clients without having to resort to being that desperate, annoying person we all know and avoid? It’…
 
Most freelance creatives face one large problem: they need more clients. This is the same problem Anthony Craparotta faced when he launched Lyricvids.com. Anthony offered an amazing service, but struggled to fill his calendar with paid work. Instead of sitting around, relying on “hope marketing”, he took marketing into his own hands and started ema…
 
If you're a freelance creative who's been trying to earn a living from your passion, but feel stuck, unmotivated, or just don't see a clear path forward, this podcast is for you. In this episode, we talk about what to expect from the 6 Figure Creative Podcast moving forward, how it's different from The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, and why it wil…
 
In this episode of Mark My Words, Mark is interviewed by Kurt and Diane on the Back to Business Podcast! Mark discusses his upbringing, wealth, investments and his own ethos as well as many hints, tips and ideas to be a successful entrepreneur. KEY TAKEAWAYS Mark’s Dad was always very careful with money and this instilled the belief in Mark that yo…
 
In this episode of Mark My Words, Mark reacts to Dodgecoin and gives honest answers to Q&A’s around investing, buy to let deals and more. KEY TAKEAWAYS When looking for property, Mark usually consults with local letting agents to see where he would get the best yield as well as getting the right kind of private tenants. Going for an area in the UK …
 
In this episode of Mark My Words, Mark speaks to his accountant, Chris Wilkins. Chris has been Mark’s accountant for 11 years now! Chris talks about property tax, HMRC enquries, property structuring, changes in corporation tax and more. KEY TAKEAWAYS The thing that was right at the front of property people’s minds when Chris was last on the podcast…
 
In this episode of Mark My Words, Mark explores the possibility of a property crash coming. And, if it does, what you can do to mitigate your risk, ride it out and come out the other side unscathed. Mark also gives an update on where the economy is right now, and although he reflects on what has happened in the past and gives ideas and predictions …
 
The COVID-19 has been the perfect example of why you should diversify your investment and property portfolio. If you haven’t already done so, join Mark as he discusses why you need to diversify your portfolio and how. Discover the importance of having multiple income streams, how no two recessions are ever the same and why having different tenant t…
 
The famous saying ‘save the best for last’ rings true today as Mark and Rob are back with the final instalment of their investment series. In today's podcast discover how even if you have no disposable money, you can still make worthwhile investments which can set you on your journey to success. Mark andRob discuss the benefits of a JV partnership,…
 
In today’s brief episode, Rob reflects on the anniversary of the first lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic and asks his listeners how it’s been for them? What are your plans moving forward and do you see this as an opportunity? Rob makes his recommendations on great opportunities for your post lockdown. Also, hear about Rob’s latest book ‘Opportu…
 
There are two types of investors. Those who cannot time the market, and those that know they can’t. Join Mark today as he discusses why serious investors should not focus on the short term profits their shares can make and why looking long term is more beneficial. Mark also shares his thoughts on Gamestop, Bitcoin and market predictions. KEY TAKEAW…
 
There have been many predictions of market crashes, recessions and a great depression looming in the next few years and many people have been anxiously awaiting Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 2021 budget briefing. Join Mark today as he depicts the budget and explains what this means for you. Mark discusses the freeze of the nil rate allowance, the increa…
 
Join Mark Homer today as he interviews co-founder of award winning investment service Hargreaves Lansdown and majority shareholder of Bristol City FC, Stephen Lansdown CBE. Together they discuss the impact the pandemic has had on the financial market globally, why saving for your future is more important than ever and why people should take an acti…
 
Mark is joined by fellow co-founder of Progressive Property, Disruptive Entrepreneur and Friend Rob Moore, together they discuss how to perfectly invest £1 million. Whether you’re looking to invest in property, hotels, classic cars or stocks and shares Mark and Rob have got you covered, join them today to find out more. KEY TAKEAWAYS Property: Due …
 
After an unpredictable year for both business and property in 2020, join your host Mark Homer as he discusses his property predictions for 2021. Mark discusses how peoples’ house preferences have changed, reliable property investment strategies and why we are likely to see a rise in HMO’s and single let properties. KEY TAKEAWAYS The pandemic has ha…
 
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