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The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O'Neal


Michael O’Neal chats with other unemployable people like himself to learn how to take your skills and hobbies and turn them into a business.

Michael O’Neal chats with other unemployable people like himself to learn how to take your skills and hobbies and turn them into a business.


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Michael O’Neal chats with other unemployable people like himself to learn how to take your skills and hobbies and turn them into a business.




820: Secrets of YouTube SEO, with Channel Fuel’s Tom Martin

I met Tom Martin at VidSummit a couple years ago. His YouTube SEO presentation BLEW ME AWAY. In this show, we chat about where he came from, and give away some great tips and tricks for growing your channel on YouTube.


819: Embracing The Suck, with Voiceover Artist Darren Roebuck

My old buddy (and our old Bambi’s Apartment bass player) Darren Roebuck stops by to talk about his major career pivot to become a voiceover artist 7 years ago, what it was like to learn the process, why coaching has been critical for him, and more. As a bonus, we reminisce about some old band […]


818: The Ultimate COVID Pivot: Turning Your Brain Inside Out, with Gary Arndt

So, what if you made your living by traveling around the world and taking pictures, then they shut they world down? Well, that’s what today’s guest, Gary Arndt ( had to do. Listen in to see how he solved the problem by “turning his brain inside out” and creating monetizable content. Check out his new […]


817: Matt Farah, Pivoting, and Westside Collector Car Storage

Today’s returning guest is Matt Farah from Westside Collector Car Storage, a first class car storage facility he’s spent the last 5 years wrangling the City of Los Angeles to build. His whole business model changed when he decided to simplify his (1 million sub) YouTube channel and branched off into this entrepreneurial venture. Check […]


816: Build Your Amazon Empire From Home – Incredible Tips from Amazon Megaseller, Ashley Armstrong

Ashley Armstrong ( was raised a world-class athlete, and has applied that same mentality to not only growing multiple 7 figure Amazon businesses, but helping A-listers and budding entrepreneurs as well. In this episode she shares her journey as well as tricks of the trade. She’s also got an incredible bit of software, that […]


815: Are You Coachable? How to Be A Great Student

On this episode I chat about a recent experience I had with someone that was tough to coach, which opened up the conversation about “being coachable”.


814: Operating “Normally” Despite Life’s MAJOR Curveballs, with J Ryan

My buddy J Ryan (Late Night Playset) stopped by to talk about how he got into TV production, what happened when he stole David Letterman’s microphone (for real) and how to operate “normally” when life hands you a hurricane. Check out Late Night Playset on Youtube: And on IG:


813: Passion & Persistence Are The Key To Your Success

On today’s quickie episode, I talk about how having a true passion for something, and persistence in spite of adversity is the real key to success. If you are passionate about something, you are going to want to create content and build a community around it. If you are persistent, inevitably, your goal will be […]


812: Ant Anstead of Wheeler Dealers/Master Mechanic – The Passion Behind The Work

Ant Anstead ( hosted me in his garage (Pronounced “Gare Edge”) for a sit down about his career, his current projects, and the real passion behind the work. We talked about overcoming adversity, the “solace” of being in the garage and making something from scratch, as well as making the leap from a police officer […]


811: How to Build An Incredible Coaching Business From Scratch with Marni Battista

Today we’ve got powerhouse dating coach Marni Battista ( on the show talking about how to build an incredible coaching business, how she helps her clients find love and connection, and tips for coping with Zoom and Facetime during the Pandemic.


810: The TRUE Power of Positivity, with David TS Wood

My old friend/mentor (friendtor?) David TS Wood stopped by to chat about his new YouTube show, My Extra Mile, Conversations with David TS Wood. (Click to subscribe) Readily apparent, amongst other things, is that David has a real knack for staying positive during situations that would make most of us fly off the handle. You […]


809: Your Questions, Answered!

On today’s episode of free coaching Friday we talk pivoting when events and live performance is your jam, and lots of other stuff. Featured ads on this episode: This episode is brought to you by private coaching with Michael O’Neal! CLICK HERE to check out the options.


808: Steve Sims on Being Authentic & How to Properly Build Your Personal Brand

My old bud Steve Sims ( chatted us up today about COVID pivots (he speaks a lot), how he’s branched out from BlueFish, how he’s growing his personal brand, and his Friday virtual happy hour. Steve: Many speakers who claim to be “onions” – i.e. wrapped in mystical and magical layers of enigmatic meaning – […]


807: Free Coaching Friday, COVID Edition!

On today’s, episode, we cover pricing, automation, English as a 2nd language, YouTube, Podcasting, lighting, product prototyping, and more! If you purchase anything from Amazon, consider using first (That’s my affiliate link) before you buy. It won’t cost you anything, but it will put a bit of wind in our sails!


806: COVID Reality Check with Brad Costanzo. Conspiracy Theories, oh My!

My pal Brad Costanzo virtually stopped by for a chat about Covid 19, conspiracy theories, how he’s pivoting, and a million other subjects. Check out Bacon Wrapped Business.


805: Keeping Your Head in the Game During the COVID-19 Crisis, With Toby Salgado

Today we brought our old buddy back, Toby Salgado, host of the super agents live podcast. We were sort of all over the map in the show, but a common theme was just keeping your head in the game and remember that you ultimately have control of your life right now, even though at times […]


804: (CoronaVirus Tips) How to Pivot Your Career, Learn Anything New, or Start a New Hobby

In these troubled times, many of us wish we had a skill sets week could accomplish from home or if you’ve been guilty of saying “I always wanted to do Blanck, but I never had the time”, this show is for you. Relevant Links: Featured ads on this episode: This episode is brought to […]


803: Does Your Past Have to Dictate Your Future? With Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Do your past experiences have to inform your future life, or can you create your own reality? Today we talk to organizational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Hardy about how do you radically change your life in as little as 30 days. I’ll takes is the right mindset, and some consistency. Relevant Links: PRE order Ben’s […]


802: THE Conference You Should Attend in 2020, with Chris Krimitsos, and Why You Should Start Ugly.

My buddy Chris Krimitsos was on the show today, talking about what I consider to be the best conference of the year, which is Vig Fest and pod fest in Orlando Florida, from March 6 to the eighth. We talked about YouTube, starting a podcast with a great niche and why it matters, why are […]


801: Building a 1 Million Subscriber YouTube Channel, with Sean Cannell from Think Media

Sean Cannell from Think Media and I sat down in the lobby of the Mirage Hotel during CES 2020, and dug into how Sean is on the brink of 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Sean gives SUCH tremendous value on all of his YouTube videos…you often can’t believe that they are free! Think Media on […]