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What should you have in place before you begin diversifying income streams within your photography business? In this episode, Colie chats with returning guest Maddie Peschong about creating new income streams as a multi-passionate creative photographer. Listen in as she shares her unpopular opinion regarding what you MUST do before you jump into creating new […]

Insights on Diversifying Income Streams in Your Photography Business (Beyond Services: Expanding Your Offer Suite) with Maddie Peschong


In today’s episode, I chatted with the talented Kristyn Miller, a photographer and coach who believes in the power of deep, connected work. We first connected through the Family Narrative, got to actually HUG in person in Palm Springs at the Family Reunion, but I also worked with Kristyn last year to really created the […]

How Kristyn Miller Created a Heart-Centered Photography Business


Today we have a very special guest joining us, my IRL bestie, Kate Hejde of Dear Kate Brand Strategy. In this episode, we dive deep into the anatomy of a GREAT website and how to leverage your services page to build your SEO + grow your business. The Business-First Creatives Podcast is brought to you by CRM and Dubsado expert Colie […]

What Your Website Really Needs with Kate Hejde


To be technical, Episode 100 is not the actual 100th published episode ๐Ÿ˜‚But it seemed weird to celebrate Episode 94 and have to explain I had a bunch of published bonus episodes without numbers… my bad! For Episode 100, I invited Sabrina Gebhardt onto the podcast as a guest host to interview me about the pivots I’ve […]

Episode 100 ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ – You can change your mind and your offers


In today’s episode, we are joined by the incredible Marissa Garcia to delve into the world of branding and marketing through the lens of one of the most iconic brands of all time: Barbie. We’ll be exploring the power of Barbie’s brand strategy, its longevity since 1959, and the secret behind its success in staying […]

Branding Lessons From Barbie with Marissa Garcia

I'm a Disney-loving family photographer, and filmmaker turned Workflow and Automations Guru who helps creative service providers automate their sh*t, reclaim their time and get back to living!

With 10+ years in the creative space, Colie believes every creative deserves to build a business that is sustainable and profitable, and no one should quit their 9 to 5 only to work 24/7 [in their business].

The truthโ€”automated systems can save us all from being overworked and overwhelmed.

I believe every creative deserves to turn their craft into a business that brings them joy and profit.

Hi, I'm Colie. 

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