HOW TO HOST A WEBINAR USING SQUARESPACE AND FREE TOOLS

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Webinars are a great way to build your email list, connect with your audience, and sell your products and services.

The tools you need to start can feel overwhelming!

The good news is, you don't need fancy software like Webinar Jam and Leadpages to host your first webinar.

Check out the video below to get the steps on how to use Squarespace, YouTube Live, and Chatango to host your first webinar for FREE.

Resources mentioned:

Chatango -- free chatbox 

Questions? Leave me a comment below.

You can also schedule a biz consult with me here 

Does Your Boo HAVE to be Vegan?

Last month on the podcast (listen here), I had a chat with my girl DeChantell about her transition to raw veganism and struggles with dating as a vegan.

Being in a relationship as a new vegan or while dating can be...interesting.

When I started my journey back in 2010, Eric looked at me like this when I told him I wasn't cooking meat anymore...

At the time, I was a vegetarian, so he was expecting me to continue cooking multiple meals for him and the boys.

Ummm, no.

Going vegan was all good until he realized my decision would affect himDoes this sound familiar? lol

It wasn't an easy transition, but worth all the time that went into making this lifestyle as delicious and family-friendly for us as possible.

These days he's loving vegan meals at home (the kids, too!) and is glad that we made the shift for the animals and better health. :-)

With only about 2% of Americans identifying as vegan, it really does narrow down the dating pool when you're looking for a boo who is already vegan. Instead of limiting your options, I think it's best to find someone who is open-minded.

If I were to ever date again, the new guy wouldn't "have" to be a vegan, but he would have to be genuinely open-minded and respectful of my decisions.

He would have to be willing to try the food or cook for himself (I refuse to go back to cooking two meals lol), and we would have to share many of the same values.

Think of it this way, my husband Eric wasn't interested at all but came around once there was more education, consistency, and love.

What are your thoughts? 

Related posts: How to Date As A Vegan

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO START A PODCAST? | Q&A

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Here are some questions I received in my Instagram DMs the other day...

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The good news is, you don't need a lot of fancy equipment to start your podcast. In fact, when I started my podcast, I used the voice memo on my iPod to record episode and free software to edit (I still use free lol).

I suggest you start and make improvements as you move forward.

Here's what I use right now to get the job done....

What do you use to record episodes?

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I use Skype and ecamm (to record interviews), Audacity (to record solo episodes), a Blue Yeti microphoneZRAMO pop filter, and Sennheiser headphones. 

What do you use to edit the podcast content?

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I use Audacity to edit my episodes. It's a free software that you can download here.

What do you use to upload your content?

I use Libsyn to upload and host all my podcast episodes. 

 

Don't think about it too much! Just start! :-)

Leave your podcast questions in the comments below.

You can also schedule a biz consult with me here 

Good Morning Washington Interview | Brown Vegan

I did something incredibly uncomfortable this week!

I went on Good Morning Washington and did not one, but two segments on how to go vegan.

Even though I was stressed the hell out leading up to these interviews (I only had about four days notice), I think they came out pretty good. This was my first time on TV!

I had to take my nerves out of the equation and instead focus on what I can do to get more people to eat plant-based meals. 

It was all about the vegan love!

Check out both segments in the vid below...

In the first segment, I went over some tips on how to go vegan (not in this order, but here are the talking points I gave the producer):

  • Get clear on WHY you want to go vegan -- health, protest factory farming, protect the planet, etc.
  • Make the decision that this is the lifestyle for you -- You will always flip back and forth or make excuses about why you can't do it.
  • Explore your grocery store in a new way -- Try to spend the majority of your time in the produce department and shop the perimeter.
  • Always make sure you have a plan -- what will you eat at home/work and how you will handle eating out.
  • Always focus on what you CAN eat and not what you CAN'T eat -- There's so much variety as a vegan.
  • Get support -- use social media & YouTube for recipes and tips and/or have a friend/family member join you.
  • Be gentle with yourself - Understand this is a process and will take time to get used to grocery shopping, meal planning & cooking in this new & exciting way.

In the second segment we did a quick food demo:

Vegan fried chicken recipe

Vegan macaroni and cheese recipe

Kale salad recipe

Resources mentioned:

My podcast

Vegan Starter Kit

 

I'm so thankful and excited to continue to do this work!