The Caffeinated Hustle

34 Episodes

By: Ben Carson

The best place to learn about Entrepreneurs, NFTs, and Life. Expert advice and guest interviews to help take you further on your journey than you ever thought possible. New Episodes every Tuesday and Friday @ 9am CST.

Building a Clothing Brand while in College - Interview with Ben Frische
Last Friday at 2:00 PM

Today's guest is Ben Frische, founder of the streetwear brand Bootlegs.  Ben is a 21 year old full time college student who's building a business by making the best of his current environment. 

Ben dives deep into the difficulties of trying to be a full time student while building a company but also about the upside of working with the situation you have. 

You can reach Ben Frische online here:

Learning about Side Hustles and Saving Money - Interview with Sarah @TodaysBsns
Last Tuesday at 2:00 PM

Today's guest is Sarah from @TodaysBsns.  She runs a social media account dedicated to helping others learn about side hustles as well as how to save money.

She goes over the obvious and not-so-obvious ways that the listener can get ahead and drops several pieces of knowledge you'll want to listen to more than once.

To find Sarah online, her accounts are:

A Disney Artist Enters NFTs - Meet the Team Series - Interview with Tom LaBaff

Today's guest is Tom LaBaff, the artist for Caffeinated Creatures.  Tom is one of the original members of the team and has been instrumental in helping us deliver the premium quality project we're working on.

In this interview we talk about his extensive history as an artist, how a new artist can get into a studio today, and dive deep into the Caffeinated Creatures project and what someone can expect as a holder.

If you want to see more of Tom's work, check out the project's twitter page to see his art live before launch: h...

Running a Full Service Local Social Media Agency - Interview with Veronika Druzhyna

Today's guest is Veronika Druzhyna, a full-service social media agency owner who only works with local business owners.

She dives deep into what she does, how to do it well, and why helping local owners allows you to make more profits than you ever could working with businesses across the country.

To apply for her course or book a call, reach out to her here:

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Update on the Caffeinated Creatures NFT Project

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Today's episode is all about Caffeinated Creatures.  We've made some exciting new partnerships and opened up new content and capital opportunities in the process.

If you're an entrepreneur, this may be the best decision you make in 2022.  Grab your drink and get ready, today's quick episode is about to begin!

How to Sell Your Ecommerce Business - Interview with Ben Leonard

Today's guest is Ben Leonard, an established entrepreneur and owner of EcomBrokers, a company that helps ecomm owners sell their business for top dollar.

In today's show Ben goes over what investors are looking for when trying to buy, what to avoid to make sure you are getting the absolute best price, and more. 

You can find more info on Ben or his business with these links:

How to Scale Your Print on Demand Business - Interview with Mike Hoey

Mike Hoey has 35+ years in the screen printing business.  He's worked with companies who need immediate turnaround and others who want massive quantities with impeccable quality.  

Through his journey he's come to find out what it takes for someone to succeed in Print on Demand, how to scale to reach the point they can work with someone like Mike, and all the things you shouldn't do along the way.

Grab your drink and get ready, today's episode is about to begin.

Using AI to Level Up Your Business - Interview with David Owasi

Today's guest is David Owasi - founder of Ace Your Business Academy - a marketing agency that offers a full suite of services for high-ticket coaches and consultants.  

David goes over his complete business model and how he offers services most agencies wouldn't remotely consider - helping him carve out a very nice living in the high ticket space.  Through the power of AI and Linkdin, he's doing something most had no idea was even possible.

Grab your drink and get ready - it's time to learn with David Owasi.

Day One Value - Creating Content that Matters - Interview with Eric Grundhoefer

Today's guest is Eric Grundhoefer, our first of many course creators for Day One Value in our project. 

While every other project is building for something down the road, Caffeinated Creatures is dropping over a $20,000 library of actionable content to use on Day One.  Eric is the first of many guests to come on and explain his journey and what he's doing to help this community.

As the founder of a Content Creation Agency, he goes deep into what it takes to help businesses and yourself get to the next level in your journey.  Whether you...

Uncover & Overcome Your Success Blockers - Interview with Jill Sinclair

Today's guest is Jill Sinclair, an executive coach, author, keynote speaker, and new TV personality on the show Coach.  

She brings incredible energy and helps you uncover and overcome what's stopping you from reaching your ultimate level of success.  

If you want to get in touch with Jill, you can find her at:
IG: @msjilsinclair

Using Go High Level to Dominate - Interview with Dominic Baptist

Today's interview is with Dominic Baptist, a self taught SaaS business owner who has absolutely destroyed his competition.  

In under a year he's transformed himself from working at a typical job to running his business Serio Systems, and along the way became the best affiliate in the country for Go High Level (clickfunnels main competitor).

This interview will unlock a basic roadmap of how to help other businesses succeed without price gouging them along the way.  By the end of this episode, you'll be wanting to get onto Go High Level and get started yourself wi...

$60,000 a month with Affiliate Marketing - Interview with Steven Droege

Today's guest interview is with Steven Droege, an affiliate marketer who only uses organic marketing to make a full time living.  

He goes over how he got started and how he's already up to $60,000 a month in under 6 months doing this full time.  Steven gives a complete walk-thru from A to Z, so that if anyone wants to get started making an extra income online, they'll have no more excuses.

Grab your drink and get ready, this one's worth listening to twice.

Creating a Social Media Agency that does it ALL - Interview with Nathan Hodgson

Nathan Hodgson is the founder of Fusion, a digital marketing agency in the UK.  He is also a host for the podcast "The Business Lounge".  

Nathan brings alot of value to our listeners in his discussions on social media, crypto, and more.  Today's episode is nothing but actionable advice meant to get you going.

When to Hire a CPA for your business - Interview with Nick Krop

Today's guest is Nick Krop, a CPA and partner of K&A CPAs and Cornerstone Accounting Solutions.  

Nick gives us the answers most business owners have been trying to understand since day one.  

From starting a business to growing a business, Nick's seen it all and gives out the advice you need to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Let's Talk Mindfulness - Interview with Shelby-Tate Major

Today's guest is Shelby-Tate Major, a 500-hour registered yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga and meditation for many years. 

In today's lesson we go over box breathing, handling stress in a better way, mindfulness as a whole, and so much more.

Whether it's business, family, or life itself, stress is always there, but there are better ways to handle it.  Grab your drink and start taking notes.

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Mortgages, NFTs, and What's Next - Interview with Miki Furman

Today's interview is with Miki Furman, a very experienced professional in the mortgage broker, real estate, and NFT space.

Miki talks about what's going on now and what's potentially to come in the combining of mortgages and NFTs and his take is truly unique.

Confessions of a Stock Market Trader

Today's episode is a glimpse into the world of trading in stocks and options.  

As a 7 year veteran of the markets, the information I go over today won't be found any other way.  

If you're considering going after the markets, this one's a must listen.

How to start or improve in Real Estate Investing - Interview with Michael Glaspie

Today's interview is with Michael Glaspie, an ex-green beret and successful real estate agent and investor.  

Owning over 130 rental units and a real estate team that has 78 agents across 7 states, the knowledge and experience he freely dropped in this episode were amazing.  

Grab your coffee and your notes and dive in.

Helping Small Business Owners Scale - Interview with Bella Paton

Bella Paton has been in the industry for over 10 years.  

After getting her Masters in Science AND a Masters in Public Health, she took a risk and pivoted to something she enjoyed even more, and she's never looked back.

Today's episode will explain countless things on improving your business, starting on the right foot, and more.  Especially for those in the Etsy space (32 Million Monthly), this episode is for you.

Spending $100,000,000 on Facebooks Ads - interview with Michael Cronin

Today's guest is Michael Cronin, founder of Acquire Agency, a social media agency that's spent over One Hundred Million Dollars on Facebook Ads. 

His company is one of the top 40 US spenders on Facebook ads and the experience he freely gives in this episode is something you'll come back to again and again.

Michael goes deep into what it takes to successfully launch or scale your business, a quick rundown of how to tell if an entrepreneur can be profitable in their advertising, and so much more.  

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Making a Full-Time Income with Skills You Already Have - Interview with Breana Puente

Today's interview is a sit-down with an amazing entrepreneur named Breana Puente.  Teaching herself skills that everyone can learn, she was able to replace her full-time salary and now generates over six figures doing something she truly enjoys.  

This interview will leave you with some amazing value and hopefully help inspire you on your own journey as you continue on your caffeinated hustle.

Selling $13,000,000 in Real Estate Part Time - Interview with Sterling Holmes

In today's interview I sit down with Sterling Holmes, a sports radio host who also sold $13 million dollars worth of real estate last year part time.  Sterling explains the pros and cons to doing this and drops some amazing value on the right way to get into real estate if it's something you've been considering for your Caffeinated Hustle.

The Least Emotional Response

Today's episode is a quick reminder of the power of jumping to conclusions.  I hope this lesson helps remind you to slow down and allow a bit of mindfulness to help alter the way you look at some of your potential misunderstandings.

Selling Brand Name Products on Amazon - Interview with Bhavesh Primalani

Today's guest is Bhavesh Primalani, a 21 year old entrepreneur who started out in high ticket sales but has since moved on to e-commerce and mainly selling products on amazon.

This will be a great episode for those who are looking to learn how to get started with amazon as well as some great pointers for the experienced seller who's looking for ways to stand out among their competition.

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Instagram @itsbhaveshh

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Tiktok - @thebwerld 

Caffeinated Creatures

On Episode 10 we do a deep dive of the NFT project that brought this podcast about.  Caffeinated Creatures is a one of a kind project that will add value to lives like I've never seen before.  

If you're tired of hearing about NFT projects because you think they're all scams, failures, or fakes, I encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day and find out what Caffeinated Creatures is all about.

Who's Your Customer - Interview with Maggie Curran

Maggie Curran is a strategic consultant to CEOs and startup entrepreneurs. 

She shares with us some amazing value on the importance of knowing who your customer is before you ever try to succeed in the space. 

Whether you're a new startup or an established business trying to level up your game, Maggie is going to add some value to your day.

Let's Talk Print on Demand

In today's episode, I'm going to give an overview of print on demand.  What it is, why it works, and offer some actual advice to stand out in a very saturated space.  The reality is there's always room to rise to the top with POD, but it's not easy.  I hope the advice I share today will make it just a little bit easier.

Raising over $1,000,000,000 - Interview with Lenny Criddle

In today's episode, we sit down with Lenny Criddle who has helped secure over $1,000,000,000 in funding for his clients and their businesses throughout his career.  

This interview is going to provide some amazing value on how much ideas really matter, how to create a business plan in 5 simple steps, and so much more.  

Grab your notebook, and your coffee, and let's dive in.

Hiring Freelancers on Fiverr

When you reach a point in your business that bringing on some freelancers makes sense, Fiverr is an excellent place to start.  While not associated with them in any way, I have spent more than five figures with them as they truly help solve the need when it's necessary.

Today we're going to talk about how to go about hiring the right freelancer to ensure you get the quality and delivery you've been looking for, no matter the job.

Lets Talk NFTs

Today's episode is all about NFTs.  What they are, what they aren't, and why they are here to stay.  Whether you've never heard about them before or you have a six figure collection, I hope this episode can bring some new perspective and value to your day as we go over everything there is to know about NFTs.

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Building a 7 Figure Business with NoCode - Interview with Jordan Richardson

Today we are joined by Jordan Richardson, a seven figure startup founder who developed his entire business using no code technology.  Jordan went through Angelpad and helps drop some tips on how to get noticed in such a competitive marketplace.  

His journey included several ups and downs he'll be discussing and when it's all over, you'll be amazed at what's next.  

Let's Talk About Risk

Let's take a deep dive on Risk in both business and finance.  Understanding the downside lets you control the upside.  If you don't respect risk, you will eventually get hurt.  This quick lesson is something to help you learn what not to do in trading and business.

It's About The Team

In today's episode we'll go over the new hire I just made for the project, and the value he can add to the team.  If you're struggling in your project or business, it's worth looking at how you're treating your team.  The best leaders never start with I'm...they start with We're...

Start Where You're At

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the importance of starting where you're at, and not where you wish you were.  So many things in life don't happen because we feel we need to be better before we can enter the arena.  In this episode, we hope to crack that myth wide open. 

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