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Business & Economics Podcasts

You will be inspired by these stories. Hear from the top financial authors, podcasters, video creators, and speakers. What are the secrets of their success? 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 Sarah Li Cain (Beyond the Dollar) with assistance from Plutus Awards founder Harlan Landes and long-time Plutus Awards volunteer Miranda Marquit. In each episode, Sarah or a guest host speaks to content creators, entrepreneurs, Plutus Award winners, and your idols in the financial media. For more about the Plutus Awards, visit plutusawards.com.

You will be inspired by these stories. Hear from the top financial authors, podcasters, video creators, and speakers. What are the secrets of their success? 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 Sarah Li Cain (Beyond the Dollar) with assistance from Plutus Awards founder Harlan Landes and long-time Plutus Awards volunteer Miranda Marquit. In each episode, Sarah or a guest host speaks to content creators, entrepreneurs, Plutus Award winners, and your idols in the financial media. For more about the Plutus Awards, visit plutusawards.com.

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United States

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You will be inspired by these stories. Hear from the top financial authors, podcasters, video creators, and speakers. What are the secrets of their success? 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 Sarah Li Cain (Beyond the Dollar) with assistance from Plutus Awards founder Harlan Landes and long-time Plutus Awards volunteer Miranda Marquit. In each episode, Sarah or a guest host speaks to content creators, entrepreneurs, Plutus Award winners, and your idols in the financial media. For more about the Plutus Awards, visit plutusawards.com.

Language:

English


Episodes

Money Should Be a Side Effect of Your Business, Not Its Purpose

10/6/2021
Can your business succeed if making money isn’t its guiding factor? Perhaps in the most successful businesses, creating monetary value isn’t the primary objective -- or, at least, owners have another purpose in mind. In this episode, Sarah Li Cain has a candid conversation with J.D. Roth, founder of Get Rich Slowly. J.D. discusses the benefits of getting away from the idea that money is the primary goal in business, how to blend your business and personal life together and enjoy meaningful...

Duration:00:28:07

Candice Latham - Work Backwards to Achieve Success in Your Business

9/29/2021
Success is not necessarily defined by how much money you make or how many subscribers you have. You can create your own vision of success, and your metrics may be unique to you. It helps to know what’s within your control and what’s beyond your control, and define your success accordingly. In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Candice Latham, brand business owner of Latham Agency. Candice shares what it means to own your own version of success, how she shifted and pursued her goals in...

Duration:00:25:45

Having Options: Creating Passive Income So You Can Quit If You Want

9/22/2021
You love the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, but without some of the struggles that past generations have faced. Passive income can play a role in taking some of the obstacles away from creating a life where you have options. Acquania Escarne, wealth strategist,and host of The Purpose of Money, went deep in conversation with our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss how she discovered her own path to entrepreneurship by watching her mother’s journey, the importance of creating passive income,...

Duration:00:36:30

Why Creating Boundaries Is Crucial for Your Business

9/8/2021
Ep. 77. Creating boundaries is crucial to any sport. You can’t play football or soccer without the referee reminding you to stay inbound., but what about creating boundaries in a business or a side hustle. Is this something a business should have in place? Yes, creating boundaries within a business not only helps your business grow but helps your mental state remain healthy. Whitney Hansen, the host of the award-winning podcast, The Money Nerds, had a detailed conversation with our host,...

Duration:00:30:59

Identify Your Priorities and Pivot Your Business

9/1/2021
To expand any business, you must be open to change. Some businesses are afraid of change because they don't know what to expect. They are afraid of the unknown, but without change how would your business grow. Growth requires change! Harlan Landes, the founder and executive director of Plutus Foundation, had a detailed conversation with our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss when to know when to quit a business or side gig even when things are going great, and he digs deep into the types of...

Duration:00:26:44

Break the Rules When Creating Content to Grow Your Audience

8/25/2021
There’s nothing inherently wrong about keeping it safe when writing and creating other content about personal finance. Many who do want to provide actionable and interesting information that gets the job done and helps their audience. But maybe, just maybe, you can have a bigger impact by breaking some of the rules and not playing it safe. If your audience sees your authentic self in the insight you share, even if it pertains to personal finance, you will have a better chance at connecting...

Duration:00:37:09

How to Successfully Collaborate on Writing a Book

8/18/2021
A book deal is a writer's dream but writing a book with your business partner may seem like a daunting task. You both have great ideas, but how will this work? What organization tool will you use, and how will you divide the work between the both of you? Don't worry, we have the answers for you. Vicki Cook & Amy Blacklock, co-authors of Estate Planning 101, and co-founders of Women Who Money, joins our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss how they got a book deal, how they were able to complete...

Duration:00:29:02

How Illustrations Can Grow Your Social Media Following

8/11/2021
Everyone wants that instant stardom within the social media world. Selfies after selfies are what people think will increase their followers, but can you grow your followers with content such as illustrations or stories? Listen on for the answer to this question. Alyssa Davies, the founder of Mixed Up Money and content specialist for Zolo, joins our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss the turning point on why she switched to illustration content on Instagram, and how she uses stories as her...

Duration:00:27:38

How to Obtain a Stable Income Within the Gig Economy

8/4/2021
So, you are looking for ways to make extra money. The gig economy may be the steppingstone you need, but what is the gig economy? How does the gig economy work? Are you able to quit your day job to become a successful gig worker? Listen on to discover the answers to these questions. In this episode, Sarah Li Cain chats with writer, side hustler, and blogger Kevin Ha from financialpanther.com..Kevin talks about how he quit his job as an attorney, how he uses the gig economy as a stable...

Duration:00:29:11

Overcome Challenges and Fears As a Full-Time Mission-Driven Freelancer

7/28/2021
Freelancing can offer the flexibility and empowerment that we often do not find in a typical 9-to-5 job. If you have made the decision to take up freelancing, then you may wonder how to navigate the challenges of quitting your 9-to-5 and finding full-time freelance work. In this episode, Bethany McCamish, the founder of Bethany Works, joins our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss how she began her journey as a freelancer while teaching full-time, how she then transitioned from freelance writing...

Duration:00:32:25

How to Manage a Paid Membership Group and Why You Should Start One

7/20/2021
Your idea gained traction. Four thousand people have joined your free members group. Hard as you work to provide your expanding membership with content and materials, you know you could create a lot more value with more resources. It is time to transition into a paid membership group. But how will you get your free members to welcome this change? Danielle Desir, the founder of The Thought Card, joins our host, Sarah Li Cain, to discuss how she monetized her free Facebook group, the pricing...

Duration:00:31:09

How Your Personal Experiences Can Result in a Book Deal

7/14/2021
Have you ever watched a talk show or listened to a podcast and thought you had the answers to what was being discussed, but then the host brings out an expert? As the expert gives their expert opinion, you are shouting, THAT’S WHAT I SAID as you shake your head back and forth in agreement with the expert. Have you ever wondered how these people became an expert on that subject? Did they have to go to school to become an expert, or were they able to turn what they know into what they do? In...

Duration:00:36:59

Your Side Hustle Is a Crucial Path to Success

7/7/2021
Monday through Friday is on constant repeat. You are fighting through rush hour traffic trying to be on time for your 9 to 5 job. You settled down at your desk with your cup of coffee in your hand only to be reminded that you do not have enough money to eliminate your debt. You cannot leave your 9 to 5 just yet, but you have so many ideas on how to make extra money. Some may call it a side hustle, but this side hustle may be your way to get out of debt. Do you take a chance on your side...

Duration:00:29:25

Own Your Identity to Build Your Platform

6/30/2021
As children we were always taught to be yourself and not worry about what people may think, but into adulthood, we realize this may not be the case. We get to a point where we try to build our platform, but somehow, we get boxed into what society wants us to be or what they want us to represent. We sometimes lose our identity in the process, all while forgetting the valuable lessons we were taught as a child. Do you want society to represent you, or do you want to own your identity and...

Duration:00:39:47

Build Your Business During a Financial Setback

6/23/2021
Losing a job unexpectedly can be devastating especially if you do not have a backup plan or enough money in your emergency fund to sustain your lifestyle. You are racing against time. Your family is looking at you for answers. So, you decide it is time to turn your passion into your side hustle, but can you do it in the midst of your financial setback? In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Pete McPherson, the founder of Do You Even Blog, an award-winning blog, podcast and YouTube...

Duration:00:37:53

Creatively Maneuver Your Way out of Financial Bind

6/16/2021
With the pandemic shutdowns, most businesses and individuals no longer make the kind of income they have grown to expect; nor do they spend as much as they would have, pre-Covid times. So how do we find a way to pivot and maneuver our way out of this earning shortfall? In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with author and speaker Tarra Jackson, known as Madam Money®, about Tarra’s creative methods of leveraging and positioning her books, the skills that unexpectedly saved Tarra from a...

Duration:00:24:07

Invest in Hiring and Delegation to Grow Your Business

3/31/2021
Hiring somebody to complete tasks in your business can be dreadful, as any cost directly chips away at your bottom line. So how do we determine whether a hiring decision makes financial and business sense? In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Carter Cofield, the founder of Cofield’s Concepts, about the birth of Cofield’s Concepts, the decision-making process and pay-off from his hiring choices, and how to leverage hiring as an investment to grow your business. Episode...

Duration:00:26:44

How To Prioritize Your Work Despite Major Life Changes

3/24/2021
The pandemic has catalyzed more changes in our lives than we could ever have predicted. How should we go about factoring these changes into the stride of our daily lives and the progress of our work? In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Emily Guy Birken, a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer and book author, about the systems that Emily set in place for herself and her family to reorganize their routines and adapt to both the pandemic and the change in Emily’s work intensity from...

Duration:00:28:55

How Your Financial Advice Is Stronger With Empathy and Validation

3/17/2021
Personal experiences shape the way we approach our finances, and sometimes those experiences hinder us from making the best financial decisions. How do we go about empathizing with the experiences of our audience to better provide more nuanced, applicable, and actionable financial advice? In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Elyssa Kirkham, the founder of Brave Saver, about Elyssa’s emphasis on honoring the experiences of her audience, acknowledging how personal experience informs...

Duration:00:34:09

Boost Engagement Through Relatable Gamification and Story-Telling With Paul Vasey

3/10/2021
The concepts of personal finance, while directly applicable to daily life, often appear unfamiliar to the average student. A former teacher sets out to transform how students interact with financial concepts through gamification and story-telling. In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Paul Vasey, the founder of Cash Crunch Games, about the educational impacts of gamification, and the ups and downs of building his business from gamification to change how students learn personal...

Duration:00:24:47