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The Pinegate Road Podcast, Episode 24: Managing your finances like a boss with Jenny Karlsson

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Are you planning to get your financial life sorted out in 2017? Today’s guest is Jenny Karlsson and she is a pet photographer turned financial coach for creatives. Before starting her business she got an MBA which gave her a really solid foundation to build on. She talks about the very thorough process she went through to set herself up financially before taking her pet photography full-time. Jenny has great advice for managing your finances to take your side hustle full-time or for creating a budget for your creative business so that you can pay yourself more. If you’re ready to put proper financial systems in place this year, this episode will be very helpful for you.

Topics we cover:

— Jenny’s background working in a medical lab at a university while completing her MBA to falling in love with pet photography and the process she went through to make it her full-time work
— Launching Financials for Creatives to help other women who wanted to create their own businesses out of their passions
— Why Jenny decided to start two distinct businesses rather than keeping them both under one umbrella
— Tips for getting your finances in order to move from side hustling to going full-time with your business
— How I’m currently managing my finances
— Creating a spending plan so that you can pay yourself more
— The steps Jenny and her husband took to financially set themselves up to take her business full-time
— Tips for cutting back on expenses while you’re saving your emergency fund
— Defining your price and your value – and what the difference is
— How Jenny started making self-care a priority and how she schedules it into her week
— Don’t forget to go to Audibletrial.com/PinegateRoad and sign up for your free trial

Show Links:

Build a Booming Brand
Creative Cohorts
Kashoo
Freshbooks
You Need a Budget
Every Dollar
Sacred Creators Oracle
Hermetic Tarot

Tweet it!

Tweet: The more structure you create for your finances, the more you’re able to pay yourself. @jmkarlsson https://ctt.ec/B2aoW+

Tweet: Make plans in your budget for money that is purely dedicated to self-care. – @jmkarlsson https://ctt.ec/uzeMa+

Tweet: Set up systems so that money flows to the places it needs to go without you having to think about it. – @jmkarlsson https://ctt.ec/wCNEM+

Tweet: Your price needs to factor in not only your costs but the value you’re providing. – @jmkarlsson https://ctt.ec/b7DcV+

Tweet: “We have to charge what we’re worth …but it has to be heart-based.” – @jmkarlsson https://ctt.ec/CSmab+

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