Your Creative Start

Your Creative Start Podcast

A podcast helping creatives get started and become known for their something.Join host Jaharn Quinn as she chats with other creatives and tackles the topics you want to hear about the most, including why individuality is your best asset, the pressure to be a girl boss, building a community for your business, creating content that sells your brand, creating an influential online presence, marketing your business, building business resilience, the power of community, and lots more. Jaharn also asks her guests to give behind-the-scenes access, including how they really got started, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, as well as wisdom bombs, actionable advice and practical tips to help you in your own business and life.

Bonus Episode: The pressures to be a girl boss with Jasmine Dowling
Thank you so much for joining me this week to celebrate 50 episodes. It's a very special milestone for me, and to celebrate, I am thrilled to welcome Jasmine Dowling back on the show for this surprise bonus episode!For those of you who don’t know Jasmine, she’s a designer from Brisbane, Australia. She kick started her career in 2012 by creating personal design projects and commissioned work for clients. Fast forward to today, and she has made her passion into a full time gig and has worked with the likes of...

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Taking your eCommerce from start-up to success with Claire Deane from Deane & Co
I can’t believe this is the 50th episode of the YCS Podcast! Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you for listening and supporting my podcast, and guests. As you know, it truly means the world to me. To celebrate 50 episodes, I am coming back next week with a surprise episode. So, make sure you stick around because I’ve got someone very special on the show. Now, back to this week’s YCS Podcast episode. I am so excited to introduce you to Claire Deane, from Deane and Co. For those of you who don’t know Claire...

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Surrounding yourself with the right people with Pru Chapman from The Owners Collective
In the current climate of business, social media and mental health, surrounding yourself with a supportive community of peers, mentors, friends and family has never been more important. And that’s why I am thrilled to have Pru Chapman, the founder The Owners Collective on the Your Creative Start Podcast today. With over 15 years experience in business strategy, psychology and leadership development, Pru is a top business coach and strategist how has worked with thousands of clients from early stage business...

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Launching a business on social media with Stevie Dillon from Stevie Says Social
I am thrilled to have Stevie Dillion from Stevie Says Social on the YCS Podcast today. A former lawyer turned social media marketer, Stevie has had an incredible career that has seen her work in London and Australia. She’s worked with some of the biggest brands in Australia, including Red Bull, and has experienced the power of good socials and a strong content marketing strategy, that completely transformed the big businesses she worked with. But on the other hand, she saw small businesses spending their ti...

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Copywriting can make or break your business with Anita Siek from Wordfetti
Sometimes you need help expressing who you are and what you do, and that’s why I am so excited to have this week’s guest on the Your Creative Start Podcast this week. Her name is Anita Siek and she is the founder of Wordfetti, a copywriting haus  who don’t do normal write. Yes, if that last bit didn’t sound exactly right, then head over to Anita’s witty website and you’ll see why. An ex-corporate ex-lawyer turned professional copywriting wordsmith, Anita just has this clever yet super relatable way of grabb...

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Turning your creative vision into a successful business with Chelsea Bennie from Hello Trader
Realising a vision, and turning it into a brand new business, with no customers or social media followers is quite daunting. It’s certainly no walk in the park. It takes a good story, persistence, a strong vision, attention to detail, resilience, consistency, useful content, perseverance, attracting the right audience, a little social media knowhow and a sprinkle of magic, which in my opinion is doing what you love. So that’s why I’m completely over the moon to have my friend and interiors expert Chelsea Be...

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Building resilience with Fabienne Costa from YCL Jewels | Part Two
This episode is dedicated to my friend, Jayne Pappin.Welcome back to Part Two of my inspiring conversation with Fabienne Costa, the founder and CEO of YCL Jewels.  The response to Part One of our conversation has been completely overwhelming in the most positive sense of the word. It's so inspiring to see many of you resonate with Fabienne’s honest journey and revelations about the truths of running her own business. I also want to say a huge thanks to all of you who reach out on social media to let me know...

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Building resilience with Fabienne Costa from YCL Jewels | Part One
This is by far, one of my favourite episodes I have recorded on this podcast, and I am so excited to share this honest, raw and revealing conversation with you about the truths of running your own business. This week I chat with Fabienne Costa, the founder and CEO of YCL Jewels. This woman has been in business for six years; leaving the comforts of her job as a nurse to pursue her dream of jewellery designing, she has ridden many deep lows and is unashamed to admit she was actively failed in the first two o...

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Boosting your energy to produce better work with Bec Miller from Health With Bec
Welcome to Episode 43! I am super happy to have one of my favourite humans, and our resident nutritionist,  back on the Your Creative Start Podcast this week, Bec Miller from Health With Bec. For those of you who don’t have the pleasure of knowing Bec just yet, she has a Bachelor of Science Nutrition, is a Clinical Nutritionist, is obsessed with picking apart the science of food and health, and de-bunking common health and diet myths. She specialises in weight loss, food and lifestyle practices that are tot...

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Creating content that sells with Mel Carrero from Spell and The Gypsy Collective | Part Two
Welcome to Episode 42 and Part Two of my conversation with Mel Carrero. For those of you who don’t know Mel, she is the PR and Marketing Manager at Spell & The Gypsy Collective. She has the dream job, and it feeds her passion for creativity, photography, travel, music and fashion. But don’t let her dream job fool you – she is the hardest working woman I know.  If you haven’t listened to Part One, otherwise Part Two might not make sense! Working for one of the most successful fashion brands in Australia is n...

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Creating content that sells with Mel Carrero from Spell and The Gypsy Collective | Part One
This week I am kicking off Season 5 with a woman who inspires me in many, many ways. Her name is Mel Carrero and she is the PR and Marketing Manager at Spell & The Gypsy Collective. I also drop a BIG announcement in the first five minutes of this episode so get ready...! Yes, she has the dream job. It feeds her passion for creativity, photography, travel, music and fashion. But don't let this dream job fool you - she is the hardest working woman I know.If you've been listening to the podcast for a while now...

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Marketing your business | Part Two with Tess Robinson from Smack Bang Designs
Welcome to Episode 40, which also happens to be the last episode of Season 4! This week is a continuation of my chat with Tess Robinson from Smack Bang Designs last week where we dive deep into ways you can Market Your Business. If you haven’t already listened to Part 1, episode 39 then I highly recommend you do right here. For those of you who don’t know Tess and what she does, Smack Bang Designs is a boutique creative agency based in Sydney, Australia. They are the creative force behind many brands you kn...

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Marketing your business | Part One with Tess Robinson from Smack Bang Designs
I know I say this each episode, but I am genuinely over the moon to be speaking to my guest this week, Tess Robinson from Smack Bang Designs. I have been a fan of her work for years and have always wanted to meet her, and getting her on the podcast has been a huge career highlight of mine. She’s just so damn nice, and clever, and funny. For those of you who don’t know, Smack Bang Designs is a boutique creative agency based in Sydney, Australia. They are the creative force behind many brands you know and lov...

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Collaboration over competition with Kelly Thompson
I am so excited because today I get to speak to one of the most truly creative, kind hearted, business savvy women I know – Kelly Thompson. I have been wanting to get her on the show for ages now and I am so excited we this episode is happening. For those of you who don’t know Kelly, she is a fashion photographer who has evolved into a hugely successful illustrator and has been published around the world. As her work became in demand, he soon found herself working full time as a freelance artist, being invi...

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Your business questions answered with Jaharn Giles from Your Creative Start
Welcome to the YCS Podcast Q&A episode. As you would have noticed, throughout Season 4 I have been asking you to email me your burning business questions. And this is the episode where I answer them. I get a lot of emails and Instagram Messages from you guys asking for business advice, and I can’t always answer them in as much detail as I would like, so I thought this would be a great format to do so. You’ll also hear the questions other creatives need help with, and hopefully, you’ll be able to apply these...

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It's not luck, it's hard work with Maddy Rawlings from The Binding
In business, has anyone ever said you to “you’re so lucky” and it leaves you, well, a bit offended or stumped? If so, this episode is for you. This week on the YCS Podcast I talk to my friend and colleague Madeline Rawlings from The Binding about a topic we are both super passionate about – “It’s not luck, it’s hard work”.Before we dive in, let me tell you more about Maddy – aka the designer behind many of the brands you love. Maddy and I actually first met through Instagram when I moved to the Sunshine Coa...

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Growing an online business with Sara Crampton from Harper & Harley and TheUNDONE
Today I have the absolute pleasure of chatting with Sara Crampton, the founder of the hugely successful style blog Harper & Harley and the online fashion store The Undone, which have both just celebrated their 10th and 2nd birthday! I've had the privilege of knowing Sara for many years as a friend and it’s been an amazing experience being able to see her businesses grow online. For those of you who don’t know, Sara is one of the pioneering style bloggers in Australia. Launching Harper and Harley in 2008, sh...

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Finding your passion and purpose with Kate Dalton from Mayde Tea
For some of us, our passion and purpose in business is obvious and clear. But for many of us, finding our passion and purpose doesn’t come easily. And when you’re thinking of launching your own business, it certainly doesn’t help when there is so much competition and clutter around. Quite frankly, it can get quite overwhelming and many of end up putting off our business ideas for fear of failure and self-doubt. Which is why I am really excited to have Kate Dalton, the founder of Mayde Tea and Mayde Space, o...

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Minimalist mindset with Carly Willoughby-Rolls from Minimalista
I am so excited to introduce you to Carly Willoughby-Rolls, otherwise known as the Minimalista. A recovering anxious, over-thinking perfectionist, turned calm, content, imperfect minimalist, Carly is all for living a life you actually love, and one that’s a hell of a lot less complicated. She’s is a life coach who helps ambitious, modern women ditch busy, clutter and overwhelm, by helping them get more done in less time, and showing them how to thrive in their own business and life. Today on the Your Creati...

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Money Mindset with Jasmine Dowling
After receiving so many requests to get Jasmine back on the show, plus wanting to chat with her about so many aspects of running a business, I am thrilled to have Jasmine Dowling back on the Your Creative Start Podcast. For those of you who don’t know Jasmine, she’s an illustrator, designer and content creator and is known for her freehand typography, love of flowers, all things beauty, and crisp photography. I really wanted to chat to Jasmine about Money Mindset today because she is one of the most innovat...

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Transitioning your side hustle into a full time gig with Abby Vuister from Abby Rose Bikinis
Welcome to the first episode in Season 4 of the YCS Podcast! I am so excited to introduce you to Abby Vuister from Abby Rose Bikinis, a handmade sustainable swimwear label based on the Sunshine Coast. Now if there is anyone out there who knows the sheer effort that goes into transitioning your side hustle into a full-time gig, it’s Abby. I mean let’s get real here – she used to be a dental assistant, then she worked in retail for three years whilst growing her business, and now she’s the boss lady of a huge...

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Managing stress with Rebecca Miller from Health With Bec
I have the absolute pleasure of chatting with the Your Creative Start Podcast resident nutritionist Rebecca Miller from Health With Bec this week. And today’s episode is also my 30th, which blows my mind but also means we are now at the final episode of Season Three. So today on the podcast, Bec and I talk all about stress, we also talk about how it affects your creativity, how to manage stress and what small changes you can make this week to see big results. www.healthwithbec.comwww.instagram.com/health_wi...

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Trusting your gut with Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie from The Beach People
Create something when you can't find it yourself. That's what sisters Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie of The Beach People did when they created their first product, the iconic roundie towel. Fast forward to today and the sisters have built a globally admired brand of luxury seaside essentials but like many other creative businesses, their success hasn't been a walk in the park. They've had to work hard, very hard, to get to where they are today and trusting their gut to make big decisions in their busin...

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Learning to manage (and feel comfortable) with risks with Kati Morgan from Mast Furniture
Pursue what you love and you’ll never look back. That’s what Kati and Rory from Mast Furniture did over seven years ago and they’ve since established and created one of the most sought after furniture design brands in the world. And today on the Your Creative Start Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking with Kati about how they have learned to manage (and feel comfortable) with risks. We get really honest in this episode because there’s nothing more risky than owning your own business. Today we talk about ...

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Grow your revenue streams (and make more money)
Hey guys, you’re stuck with me for this week’s episode so I hope that’s ok! I've been wanting to do a minisode about ways to make more money since I set my goals for 2018 at the start of the year. In my business, I have multiple revenue streams that I consistently push and rely upon to bring in the money. They are the building blocks of my business model and they each have volatility, predictability, risk and return. The advantage of being able to earn revenue from different streams means I can minimise fin...

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Fuelling your creativity with nutrition with Rebecca Miller from Health With Bec
I have the absolute pleasure of chatting with my nutritionist Rebecca Miller on the YCS Podcast today. I've been wanting to chat about fuelling our creativity with nutrition for a long time and because this podcast is all about providing tips and advice that everyone can put into action right away, when it comes to nutrition, I wanted results. So over the last couple of months, I've been personally working with Bec on my nutrition to help lose some stubborn weight that hasn't shifted since I had Dusty as we...

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Creating a dream career that fits around your lifestyle with Kelly Muller from KMC
I’m so thrilled to have Kelly Muller on the show today to talk about creating your dream career that suits your lifestyle. She has her own boutique Marketing, PR and Brand Strategy Consultancy, called KMC and specialises in a range of bespoke strategic services that support a client’s vision and commercial objectives. She’d probably hate my saying this, but she is one of the big reasons why you see, hear and read about brands such as PE Nation, Assembly Label, Sunday Somewhere, The Clinic, Zulu and Zephyr, ...

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Building your team with Danielle White from White & White
I am thrilled to have Danielle White on the show this week to chat about Building Your Team. She is the Founder and Director of White & White, a boutique wedding and events consultancy, and I’ve been wanting to get Danielle on the show for a while now because she knows a thing or two about building a team. And her creative approach to planning has got me more than a little bit excited to delve deep into bringing people into your business. So for this weeks episode we talk about identifying when you need to ...

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Money management | Part Two with Chelsea Murphy from Cash Full Stop
Hi everyone! I am super excited to have Chelsea Murphy from Cash Full Stop back on the YCS podcast today for Part 2 of our money management series. If you missed Part 1, go back now and listen to it here before you dive into this episode. Its essential. For Part 2 of this series, we talk about managing cash flow, credit cards and debt reduction, banking and superannuation, using the right tools for time management, invoicing, budgeting, spending, and forecasting, revenue versus profit and options for invest...

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Money management | Part One with Chelsea Murphy from Cash Full Stop
Guys, it's no secret I love talking about money. And that's why I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to today's guest Chelsea Murphy from Cash Full Stop. Expect to hear lots from Chelsea on this podcast as she's come on board as our resident money expert in 2018. So if you have any questions about money - feel free to let me know! For our first episode together, Chelsea and I decided to talk about Money Management. She is the queen at helping creatives manage their money better by providing the experti...

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Creating an influential online presence | Part Two with Eleanor Pendleton from Gritty Pretty
Welcome back to the YCS Podcast and of course, welcome back to my two part episode series with Eleanor Pendleton from Gritty Pretty: "Creating an influential online presence".  In Part Two of this series, Eleanor shares her tips to help you grow your business on social media, evolve your business, and connect with your audience. We also talk about running a small business, product development, revenue streams, knowing when and what to charge for your services and access to your communities, and knowing when...

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Creating an influential online presence | Part One with Eleanor Pendleton from Gritty Pretty
For the first YCS Podcast episode of 2018, I have the absolute pleasure of interviewing one of my favourite people, Eleanor Pendleton from Gritty Pretty, Australia's leading beauty website, digital magazine and curated e-shop. We talk about what it takes to create an influential online presence and because we had so much to talk about, I decided to split her interview into a two part episode series. On this weeks episode, Part One, Eleanor and I talk about doing what you love, strategising your passion, cre...

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Getting organised for the new year
For the final YCS Podcast episode of 2017, you're stuck with me whilst I talk about getting organised for the new year. I know it may seem a bit late in the year to talk about organisation as the year is almost over. However, I think it's important to reflect on our organisation habits so we can set fresh intentions and start the new year with a bang! So for todays episode I talk about managing your inbox, desktop folder systems, functional diaries and notebooks, using stationary as a part of your organisat...

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Your productivity toolkit
It’s been a while since I’ve done a minisode so I thought I would pop in this week to chat about productivity. As we’re coming into the end of another massive year, I have noticed my productivity has been taking a hit. I have been trialling a few new ways to give my productivity a boost and it’s been working! So I thought it would be worth sharing how I have been getting more productive, because I know I am not the only person who feels completely shattered by the end of the year. In this episode I talk abo...

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Investing in yourself with Adam Jelic from MiGoals
Dream, plan and get shit done. It really doesn’t get any better than that, and that’s Adam Jelic’s philosophy behind creative stationary brand MiGOALS. Adams light bulb moment for MiGOALS came about when he realised writing his goals on scrap pieces of paper wasn’t inspiring, or practical. Fast forward to today, seven years on from the launch of the business, Adam and his business partner Alec have hustled hard to create a brand that focuses on helping people achieved their goals. You can now find their dia...

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The comparison trap with Hayley Jenkin from Wholehearted Studio
I am super thrilled about this weeks podcast episode because I get to interview Hayley Jenkin from Wholehearted Studio about the comparison trap. Hayley specialises in styling and photography for wholehearted brands and interiors, and her job is to creatively direct and style imagery campaigns to ensure her clients look their best! Her work has been featured in Real Living Magazine, White Magazine, Hello May, and she also runs workshops on the topics of styling and photography and visual identity. We chat a...

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Becoming your own boss with Christina Symes + Jessica Stewart from We Are Triibe
This week on the Your Creative Start Podcast I sit down with Christina Symes and Jessica Stewart from We Are Triibe to ask them what it was like when they became their own boss. We chat about becoming business partners, setting up the business and managing finances, strategies for launching a creative business, elevating products and services, making the most of your creative space, hiring staff as well as meditating, goal setting and manifesting. Trust me, you do not want to miss this episode. www.wearetri...

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Tips for dealing with self doubt
This week on the Your Creative Start Podcast, I talk about something as creatives, we all experience and struggle with, self-doubt. It’s something I have been wanting to discuss on this podcast because I have felt a lot of self-doubt about running my own creative business. The thing is, I’ve come to realise that self-doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. And if I keep persevering and do the work because I love what I do, self-doubt won't derail me from what I want to achieve. So on todays episode,...

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Learning from your mistakes with Beck Wadworth from An Organised Life
Today I am pinching myself because I get to chat with Beck Wadworth from stationery and lifestyle brand, An Organised Life. We talk about launching on a budget, growing your business, juggling part time work and a side hustle, making mistakes and tools to overcome them, the process of creating stationary, collaborating with brands, using Instagram strategically and working from home. www.anorganisedlife.comwww.instagram.com/beckwadworthwww.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam....

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Conscious consumerism with Ellen Newman from The Great State
I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Ellen Newman about the recent launch of her Australian skincare brand The Great State and the concept of editing your life. We also chat about minimalism, educating perfect customers, building social media anticipation, blending mum life and creative life, brand avatars and keeping things simple. www.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam.com/yourcreativestart...

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Manifesting success
In this weeks episode I talk about manifesting success and how we have the ability to convert the energy of our thoughts into reality. I also share how you can manifest successfully in your own creative business and life, what you need to do to combat self-doubt and limiting beliefs, share my tips for manifesting successfully over seven easy steps, and share my Manifesting Workbook which you can download and print for FREE! www.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam.com/yourcrea...

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Self publishing with Wild Cookbook author Sarah Glover
I am so excited to interview Tasmanian bred, Bondi living Australian chef Sarah Glover who has recently self-published, on Kickstarter, an insanely beautiful adventure cookbook called WILD. For today’s episode with Sarah, we talk about getting started as a chef, creativity in the kitchen, the outdoors influencing her cooking style, starting small and thinking big, finding the magic, traditional publishing versus self-publishing, how to create a successful Kickstarter campaign and choosing the right team. ww...

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How to get out of a creative rut
I don’t know about you but I used to think creativity was something only a few people had. Or something people told you they had. But it wasn’t until I recently read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert that I began to understand we are all, in fact, creative. So for this weeks episode I talk about creativity, why we are all creative, how to get out of a creative rut and the tools you need in your creativity arsenal to combat a creative rut. www.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam....

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Being a full time creative and a mum with Julia Ashwood from The Vista
I am so excited about this weeks podcast episode! This week I’m talking to one of the most genuine, beautiful and fun loving people I know, Julia Ashwood from The Vista. An online destination for the modern traveller, Julia carefully curates places and people, as well as style and beauty to inspire her readers to let their hearts run free and find their inner explorer. We talk about changing careers, mentors and managers, getting money ready, putting yourself into your brand, travelling with kids and lots, ...

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Launching a beauty brand with Jasmine Garnsworthy from The Buff
In this week's episode I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with beauty boss babe Jasmine Garnsworthy, whose idea for The Buff started in the shower. We talk about moving from Australia to the US, how to make it in New York as a freelance writer, setting up a beauty brand, how to choose and source packaging, social media strategies, partnering with creatives, investing in your business and more. www.itsthebuff.comwww.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam.com/yourcreativesta...

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Setting goals that actually work
In today's episode I talk about something I used to be really rubbish at - setting goals. Since becoming my own boss I’ve come to realise that setting goals is essential in becoming known for my something. And the same should apply to you. Whatever you do, whether you're an artist, a photographer, a graphic designer, a freelancer or a blogger, becoming good at setting goals is an essential tool in your success kit.  www.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam.com/yourcreativestar...

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Why you don't need to live in a city to be successful with Cass Deller
On today's episode I talk to graphic artist Cass Deller about why you don't need to live in a city to be successful, how to blend being a mum and a working creative, layering your offering with products and services, and why introverts and extroverts should do workshops. www.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam.com/yourcreativestart...

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Why single tasking is the new mutii-tasking
We're growing up in the age of multitasking where you can’t call yourself productive or successful if you're not a good multi-tasker. And to be honest, for a while, being a multi-tasker used to make me feel really good. But it doesn’t anymore. In this weeks episode I talk about single tasking, the ability to do one thing at a time and how you can master single tasking in six simple steps. www.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam.com/yourcreativestart...

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Why individuality is your best asset with Jasmine Dowling
On today’s episode I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with illustrator, designer and content creator, Jasmine Dowling. Known for her freehand typography, love of flowers and crisp photography, we get down and talk about how creatives can find and showcase their individuality, dealing with the comparison trap, using Instagram Stories to show who you are and what you do, how to handle nasty comments online, and how to better collaborate with brands who might not totally understand you as a creative or y...

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#2: Getting Started
Have you been mulling over an idea for weeks or months, possibly years? Regardless if you're ready and financially prepared, there never is an ideal time to start. The secret to getting ahead is getting started and in this episode I challenge you to get started in 6 easy steps. www.yourcreativestart.com www.instagam.com/yourcreativestart...

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Your Creative Start Podcast: Introduction
In this very first episode of the Your Creative Start Podcast, I share a little bit about myself and what you can expect to hear every week, including lots of wisdom bombs, actionable advice and practical tips from my own personal experiences, as well as the creatives I interview. www.yourcreativestart.com www.yourcreativestart.com/podcastwww.instagam.com/yourcreativestart...

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