Author Archives: Ryan Robinson

#31: Starting a Blog (on the Side), Public Speaking, and Battling Burnout with Poornima Vijayashanker

In this episode, we’re talking to Poornima Vijayashanker, the founder of her prolific blog about engineering and workplace culture, Femgineer. Poornima is also a public speaker, was a founding engineer at Mint—the personal finance app, and online educator. We’re digging into how Poornima started her blog, how she built a powerful personal brand as a speaker in the world of engineering, and so much more…

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#30: Getting 60,000 Blog Readers in 2 Months (on the Side) and Building a Personal Brand with Austin Belcak

In this episode, we’re talking to Austin Belcak, a hardcore side hustler who built his blog up to more than 60,000 readers in his first 2 months of blogging. Austin’s hosted multiple virtual summits, gotten his work featured on major publications like Business Insider, Forbes, has started successfully monetizing his audience, and much more…

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Freelancers: 5 Steps to Write a Cold Email That Converts New Clients (Free Template)

How to Write Cold Email That Converts into Freelance Clients

Like it or not, there’s both an art and science to learning how to write a cold email that predictably converts new freelance clients. Today, we’re talking about both. And we’re using my real cold email templates, case study examples, and screenshots of the actual cold emails that have made me $107,500+ so far this year for my freelance…

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#29: Building Side Projects (Fast) and Validating Ideas with Cat Noone

In this episode, we’re talking to Cat Noone, the founder, and CEO of her startup Iris—a company that’s building a modern-day emergency alert application for smartphones. Cat’s had a TON of experience building side projects, designing meaningful products, and creating communities around products. We’re exploring all of these topics, and much more…

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#28: Becoming a Marketing Consultant, Launching Digital Products, and Building Relationships with Brian Downard

In this episode, we’re talking about how to become a marketing consultant, Brian’s process for creating and launching digital products (including a failed first launch), and building relationships that convert into high-paying customers with marketing consultant and entrepreneur, Brian Downard.

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