CAPTIVATE + CONVERT EPISODE 081: Running A Business & Living With A Chronic Illness - christycegelski.com

CAPTIVATE + CONVERT EPISODE 081: Running A Business & Living With A Chronic Illness

With Melissa Harstine

“The most effective copy is going to come straight from your customers’ mouths.”

—  Melissa Harstine

There are many reasons to choose entrepreneurship over a traditional job. We love to talk about time freedom, the personal fulfillment of being your own boss, and the joy of doing what we love… and yes, all those things are great! 

But many of us also start businesses out of health-related necessity — and we don’t talk about that enough!

Customer research specialist Melissa Harstine left her 9-to-5 to build a biz that would allow her the time she needed to manage her chronic illness while rocking her clients’ worlds.

The key? Stripping it down to the most profitable, impactful, manageable elements… and learning how to say no and prioritize recovery time.

By carving out a super-specific micro-niche, Melissa has built a biz that works WITH her strengths and limitations and allows her to thrive on her own terms. In this episode, she shares the goods on how to do less while still delivering AMAZING results… and how having constraints may actually work to your advantage!

Hit play to learn:

  • What it means to take a subtractive approach to business — and how it looks in practice
  • How hiring a customer research specialist can dramatically benefit your biz
  • Melissa’s secret to marketing her services online WITHOUT social media (spoiler: it’s genius!)

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Highlights:‌ ‌

00:34  Intro

01:46  Meet Melissa Harstine!

02:40  Melissa’s journey

04:37  Subtractive approach to business

08:16  Finding the right niche

11:47  Case studies + customer research

14:37  Benefits of micro-niching

18:40  Know when to say “no”

21:11  Marketing WITHOUT social media

25:40  Roundtable breakdown

28:35  Benefits of constraints

32:08  ‌Smarter scheduling

34:25  The Christy Questions

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WHAT IF THE PEOPLE YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO WORK WITH WERE REPLYING TO YOUR EMAILS & STARTING GENUINE CONVERSATIONS?

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THE GAME-CHANGER?

PERSONALITY-PACKED COPY THAT CONNECTS WITH YOUR DREAMIEST CLIENTS.

I CAN HELP YOU BOOST YOUR IT-FACTOR AND SLEAZE-FREE SELLING YOUR NEW NORM.

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