ESCAPE 9-to-5. CREATE YOUR OWN FREEDOM. Case Studies of Non-traditional Business Founders

Pamela Slim Answers Your Questions About Quitting 9-to-5 and Working For Yourself

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October 20, 2015

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EPISODE 43: Pamela Slim wrote a pioneering book called Escape from Cubicle Nation back in 2009. The book was about how corporate employees can start businesses and work for themselves. In today’s episode, we chat about some of the burning questions you – the readers – have asked me over the years. Read more »


From Lawyer to 6-figure Wellness Biz Founder – How Kelly Newsome Successfully Made the Leap

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October 6, 2015

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EPISODE 41: In Episode 39, I spoke to Derek Sivers, a solopreneur, about how he thinks about business and functions as an entrepreneur. In today’s episode, I have a chat with another solopreneur Kelly Newsome of Ritual Care Co. and Higher Ground Yoga. Kelly is a former lawyer who runs a 6-figure wellness business today. This is her story about how she got to where she is now. Read more »


Ever Thought of Buying a Business? Here’s How Kris Murray Bought a $10k Business and Grew it to $1 Mil+…

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November 18, 2014

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EPISODE 35: When Kris Murray wanted to escape 9-5, she did what most of us wouldn’t normally think of. Instead of starting a business from scratch, she invested part of her inheritance in buying one. The business she purchased – a website targeting daycares – generated $800 per month in revenue. Within 6 years, Kris turned that little business into a bustling $1 million+ information product and training company, Child Care Marketing Solutions. Read more »


How to Build a Million Dollar Biz Doing Work That Matters to You – with Scott D. Meyer of 9 Clouds

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July 7, 2014

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EPISODE 26: Scott Meyer literally traveled near and far to find work he could do that would actually make a difference. And he found it five years ago. Today, Scott and his brother run two businesses, 9Clouds.com and Lemonly.com, with a combined revenue over a million dollars. Doing work that matters. http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicaltribe/Scott_Meyer_7-Jul-14_FINAL.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more »


DJ, Event Promoter and Trainer – How A Streetsmart Entrepreneur Changed With The Times – with Phil Morse

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July 22, 2013

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EPISODE 20: I invited Phil Morse to the show because he’s the co-founder of the legendary institution Tangled, Manchester, U.K.’s longest running club night (celebrating 20 years in September), featuring popular artists such as Groove Armada, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Way Out West, Plump DJs and many, many, more. I was curious to know how the DJ and nightclub business models worked, and how to get started in these businesses. There’s plenty of info about those models in this case study with Phil, but I observed a  bigger picture midway […] Read more »


How Do You Go From Corporate IT Consultant To Bestselling Thriller Novelist? – with Joanna Penn

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May 9, 2013

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EPISODE 16: Have you ever wanted to be a writer? Was that your answer all those years when someone asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s easy to dismiss wild thoughts such as, “I want to be a writer someday” and “I will be my own boss someday” and go about living the rest of your life in a 5×5 cubicle. Go back and read the last sentence again. It’s SO easy to dismiss wild, silly and ridiculous thoughts. Especially when there are bills to pay. […] Read more »


How a Risk-averse Engineer Escaped 9-to-5 and Ended Up in the Life of Her Dreams – with Farnoosh Brock

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April 2, 2013

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EPISODE 14: I hope you’re enjoying these case studies by now, because I surely am. Every week it feels like I learn something new and go one step closer to creating a life and career that is exciting, interesting and fulfilling. That’s what this is all about. I spoke to the founder of Prolific Living Farnoosh Brock last week, and boy was it an eye-opener or what? Here’s someone who was a corporate superstar, making serious moolah and living the good life. And then she gave it all up to start a […] Read more »


From Mainstream Journalist to Thriving Business Owner – with Alexis Grant

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March 19, 2013

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EPISODE 12: A common theme that’s emerged from my conversations with a dozen guests so far is that businesses usually start as side projects. There’s nobody I’ve spoken to that has quit her day job cold turkey and started a business from scratch (except myself – I was stupid but lucky it worked out!). To illustrate further on how to start a side business and smoothly transition it into a full time gig, I invited Alexis Grant, a former reporter at U.S. News & World Report, to tell me her story. […] Read more »


Small Town, Big Dreams: How Purna Duggirala Runs a $600,000/year Global Biz and Lives Life On His Own Terms

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March 12, 2013

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EPISODE 11: When Vizag, India-based Purna Duggirala’s twins were born, he decided he wanted to spend more time at home. His full-time corporate gig entailed too much travel, which he wasn’t fond of. So a few months later, he quit and decided to work full time on his blog/side gig, chandoo.org. From a mere $10,000/year in 2009, the business generated approximately $600,000 in 2012. In this case study, you will learn: From personal blog to side business to full time business – the Chandoo.org story: the ups, downs and everything in […] Read more »


How To Ditch Your Day Job And Be A Consultant – with Greg Miliates

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March 5, 2013

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EPISODE 10: I broke out of 9-to-5 prison in 2009 by becoming a location independent strategic planning consultant. I can work from anywhere in the world and have clients more than 10,000 miles away, most of whom I haven’t met in person. I’ve loved every bit of the last three and a half years as a consultant. There’s never a dull moment as I’m always learning about new industries, businesses and challenges. I am a big fan of Greg Miliates and love the work he’s doing over at StartMyConsultingBusiness.com where he inspires […] Read more »

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