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5+ Ways to Make Money Podcasting

With Guest Expert Christine McIver


Is your podcast a money draining hobby or a viable financial entity driving clients and wealth to your door? If it’s the former, let’s switch that paradigm so your podcast is an opportunity rich client manifesting vehicle instead of an energy and money draining hobby.

In this episode we learn from guest expert Christine McIver of Inspired Choices Network at least 5 ways (likely much more) of monetizing your podcast and making a bigger impact with your creative work. Why? Because if you are using your expertise to create anything, it’s my mission to make sure that pays you back with wealth, abundance and juicy opportunities for growth.

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5+ Ways to Make Money Podcasting with our expert guest, Christine McIver, is a Strategic Business Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Bestselling Author, TV & Radio Personality, and the Founder & Owner of Inspired Choices Network. Christine is highly successful at inspiring individuals and businesses to make choices that will bring them increased success, greater joy, self-confidence and remarkable inspiring change. All of which increased the abundance in their lives and businesses. https://www.inspiredchoices.ca/

Do you have a podcast or broadcast that is not reaching the correct audience, not monetized and certainly not driving clients and cash to your door? Watch this video with a pen and paper, it’s solid gold. I gained so much from this episode and I have 127 shows!


  • When I started doing my shows I really didn’t know what I should be doing so I have spent years building my knowledge. CM (05:40) 
  • I love to show people how easy it can be to have a show but most people are in free fall and they do not know how easy it can be. CM (06:58)           
  • Even if you are scared, if you know you have a message then this is the next stage of development in your business. JCL (08:48)    
  • “When you are making wealth, when you are bringing in clients and you have a system a podcast is so key.” Jennifer Cramer Lewis
  • Look at the bigger picture of what else is truly available with you bringing your expertise to a show. CM (13:27)   
  • You are going to look more like an expert when you have a professional team behind you. CM (14:36)        
  • Having your own show elevates you, creating a library of content to be accessed. Open yourself up to different ways that you can repurpose and show up. CM (15:49)
  • What is very important is that you understand the why, what motivates you? CM (21:48)      
  • Having your own broadcast is first and foremost making you an expert, and of course you can monetize it but you need to understand the why. CM (23:34)    
  • Having a live show builds your confidence with showing up. You have to be able to speak on your feet and that’s the biggest gift for becoming a professional speaker. CM (26:04)
  • “The biggest reason to have a show is to leverage your business.” Christine McIver with host Jennifer Cramer Lewis (29:13)     
  • If you are curious about what the specific reason is that you are here, you may have some inclining about what it is and we need to make sure your business is calibrated. JCL (35:48)          
  • When you have invested your brilliance, time and energy into creating your presence with your show and you showcase someone on your show, that adds value to your show. CM (42:59)           
  • Repurpose your shows into a book,. There are great services that can have your shows transcribed. You can have a book created in as little as 3 months. CM (44:47)   
  • Even if you spoke 7,000 words in an hour. 60,000 divided by 7,000 is 9 hours. 9 hours of speaking can be turned into a book. CM (46:56)

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You Must work more to make more money; A big fat lie



I was once let go from a job in financial planning for ‘not being serious enough’. I’ll confess that I don’t regret it for a minute! I’d much rather be spending my time in delight. What does that have to do with the Big Fat Lie of “You Must Work More to Make More Money”? Well, as the saying goes, you are what you eat, and that definitely extends to business: you are what you spend your time doing. If it’s all heavy and serious, that’s what your life and your business become. I spent enough of my career working in serious places to know that we all deserve to be spending our time in delight. What I do today is show business owners how to move into lighter and brighter parts of their businesses.

What does spending time in delight look like? It doesn’t mean that you get to just kick back on the couch and spend your day laughing and lounging. If you’re running a business, you need strategy and direction, a set niche, compelling branding, and an easeful, elegant client pathway for people to discover you. Once you get those set up you can let them to do their magic for you. If what you’re doing instead is pouring your energy into working longer and harder to try and bring in more money, you won’t even be visible to your ideal clients. In fact, you’ll actually repel them because they’ll pick up how angry and frustrated you are.


If you’ve been buying into the Big Fat Lie “You Have to Work More to Make More Money”, it’s time to shift gears and start nurturing yourself in your business. People will invite you to do things that either deplete or exponentialize your energy; you need to start noticing what kind of opportunities make you feel like you want to do more of them.

When you say yes to one project, it follows that you’ll have to say no to another – that’s the opportunity cost. To figure out how you’ve allocated your time to what kind of opportunities, I suggest making a list of all the projects you’re involved with. Start noticing everything you’ve said yes to and ask yourself if your answer would be the same today. Do you still get a delightful YES to the things on your list? I recommend that you cross anything that comes in below a 7 out of 10 off your list. Be ruthless about cleaning it up. 


Sometimes when you’re working too hard and saying yes to too many things, it’s because you’re a people-pleaser. As difficult as it is to face, you may have to admit that part of what drives you to say yes is a desire to please others. Unfortunately, this behaviour will end up depleting you, rather than filling your days with delight. Saying yes to please others instead of taking care of yourself is the opposite of nurturing yourself in your business.

Look at what saying yes to each thing on your list has added to your life. Has it brought in great people or a sense of ease or elegance? Or have you been saddled with low-vibe energy, and made to feel less than yourself? When we operate from people-pleasing we create more of the same – clients who don’t respect our boundaries and expect us to work long hours and weekends. We end up tired and depleted, exhausted by the very business that is supposed to bring us delight. Our bodies respond by getting sick and tired and our clients feel our frustration and anger grow.


You don’t have to choose overworking and overcommitting. You can make a conscious choice to NOT to be a people-pleaser, but first you’ll have to move past the belief that it makes you feel good to make people happy, that you like being ‘a good girl’. You’ll need to ask yourself, what’s the end result of all those commitments you’ve said yes to?

Go through all the things you’re doing and ask yourself – what has saying yes to this added to my life? If it’s not making you happy, look at automating or replacing it. When you’re saying yes to things, they’d better have the signature of delight. 


Noticing what’s in your body – without judgement – can be a tremendous help. I suggest taking some time to get curious about the information your body has to offer you. Your body has way more neurons than your brain, and you can turn to your body’s energy centres to determine what is no longer a yes.

I love helping my clients grow and flourish – but sometimes they say yes and figure they have to stick to it. I help them gather information about what’s still a yes and what’s turned into a no and then help them deal with what comes after that shift.

Changing a yes to a no doesn’t mean you’re flaky, or you’re a bad person. It simply means that the information has just changed. It’s okay to have yesses that have turned into no’s – you just have to handle them. Where you move out of integrity is when you refuse to face those hard decisions.

I can help with figuring out exactly how to have that conversation in your business. It’s just my total pleasure to help you serve yourself first and move forward in your life. I want you to make sure your yesses are still yesses – because they can expire!

Like me, you absolutely deserve to live and work in the energy of delight.

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Talking about Money in Relationships

By Jennifer Cramer Lewis, Business Wisewoman, Trendsetter, Maverick 

When your heart is fluttering, and you can’t stop thinking about someone, the last thing on your mind is, “Are we compatible financially?” However, it might be a great idea to know at the very beginning of a long-term relationship if you really do have what it takes to truly share your financial lives and prosper together.

The following are questions that you may wish to ask yourself and your significant other about your potential, or current financial relationship to ensure you’re compatible now and in the long run.

Question #1: Do I actually want to share my money with this person?

It’s a candid question. Do you really see yourself sharing your financials with this person, showing them what you have in investments, jointly purchasing items, buying real estate together? If you don’t, that’s not a disaster. Coming from a place of what is mine stays mine, is fine too. Many couples choose to sign co-habitation agreements stating just that. How bills will be handled. Where finances stay mine and yours. Does this sound too scary to even contemplate? If you’ve gone through even one bad argument about money, you will know that it’s best to be clear about money immediately. Would knowing more about how you would like to be with this person financially add more to what you could create together? Co-habitation agreements are no longer only for the wealthy.

Question #2: Do I expect them to share their money with me?

Yes, it is possible to ask someone to share their money with you and not expect to have to or agree to share back. Legally it becomes less of an option when you have lived together for a certain amount of time or actually get married. The accumulation of assets after a certain time frame become community property. This is more of a values-based question. Where do you stand on sharing their wealth with them?  Is this compatible with how they see themselves using their money, sharing their money? Does that work for you? What future do you see you creating together financially?  Is this congruent with what is actually there right now

Question #3: Are they a spender or a saver or balanced?

What are their spending habits? Do they binge spend? Are they overly thrifty? How does that work for you? Do you find yourself picking up the check because they penny pinch and it drives you up the wall? Do you notice that their lifestyle does not match the amount of money coming in? Not from a place of judgement but from awareness of whether their spending habits are compatible with yours. Living with someone who spends too much of their paychecks and has no money for the basics and the bills becomes a chore very quickly. That may not work for you long term. This is a recipe for disagreements. Having awareness of how a potential partner uses their money is key to creating a future with money in it for yourself.

Question #4: Do they have any financial skeletons in their closet?

A bankruptcy or two? A giant student loan debt? Alimony or child support? Credit card debts?

These may seem like very personal questions for you to ask, but also necessary for you to know if you are going to be sharing your financial future with someone. Part of creating a co-habitation agreement can be sharing a financial balance sheet with each other. I remember not knowing my fiancé had a large student loan until we were married! When you marry someone, you are marrying their finances too. My first husband and were not financially compatible and it took its toll on our relationship. We did have many other qualities as a couple but not being financially compatible made it impossible to create a future together that allowed us both to grow and prosper.

Whether you decide to ask these questions to your partner or not. Use them as an awareness of what questions can create financial clarity for you. Ultimately having money becomes a choice that we make every day. To choose to have money in your future is a kindness to you and a kindness to any future relationships that you may choose too. What awareness can you have now about a future that is financially healthy and prosperous?

Originally Published by The Business Woman Media https://www.thebusinesswomanmedia.com/talking-about-money-relationships/ July 16th, 2018

4 Money Management Tips (That won’t bore you to death)

By Jennifer Cramer Lewis, Business Wisewoman | Trendsetter | Maverick

The thought of managing our finances can seem tedious, overwhelming and incredible boring, to say the least. And it can prove even more difficult if you’re not already financially savvy or feel stuck in a position where you don’t know how to generate more wealth.

Finance coach and business wisewoman, Jennifer Cramer Lewis, shares 4 money management tips that can help you get started on securing a prosperous financial future.

Tip #1 – Ask for more

Whatever money you are making now, what would it be like to double it, triple it, quadruple it?   When I was working in commercial and residential Real Estate management, I had a spreadsheet that showed me what money I was making for the company that I was working for.  Every 6 months I would go into my boss’s office and show him the new spreadsheet numbers and ask for a raise.   I was responsible for increasing the bottom line of the company that I was working for by asking for and receiving increases in the management fees for my portfolio of real estate.  If I had never asked for the raises and presented the numbers that supported the raises, the company might have given me a raise now and again, but certainly not as often and as much as they did.  Over a 5 year period, I was able to increase my income by more than double.  I was willing to do the work and was also willing to ask for my share of the profit.  Always ask for your share of the profit and always know the value you add to the bottom line of the company you work for.

Tip #2 – Be aware of the contribution you make to your workplace

As women, we are not taught about being a contribution to our families and our workplaces and how valuable it is.  What do you do that nobody else can do?  How does that contribute to your workplace?  Do you walk in and everyone feels better? Often knowing your value can add to how valuable you are perceived.  A question you can ask is, “What do I know that nobody else here knows?” Also, “What does me working here add to this business?”  If asking this question gives you the thought that you are not adding to this workplace or making a contribution, you can ask, “Where can I go today to be a valuable contribution right away?” And “What would I do all day every day that could add to my life and my financial flows?”

Tip #3 – Stop being negative

It’s time to stop whining! I know that this isn’t going to be a popular tip, but it will create the most for you financially. If there is any situation that you are not happy with, rather than complaining or whining about it, and take action. When my clients put themselves in situations financially that do not work for them, one of the things I notice is that it’s normal for them to whine but not normal to take action with their finances.  Ask, “What can I do to change this?” “Who can assist me to change this?” “Where can I go to change this?” and “What information do I need right now to change this?” And be willing to stop complaining and start taking action. If you actively work to change your financial situation today, imagine the position you could be in 5 or 10 years from now, and the possibilities that will be presented to you in the future. It is possible to get better at making changes and better at managing your finances and being profitable.

Tip#4 – Get accustomed to having money

What thoughts do you have about people who have money?  What if you let those go?  Also, what thoughts do you have about who you would be if you had “too much” money? Would you let those go too? I recommend opening up a bank account and start putting at least 10% of your income into it.  It could be an investment bank account or a retirement savings account, the point is to get accustomed to having money.  At the beginning, it’s not a fun or easy thing to be doing with your money, but when it accumulates to 10’s and 100’s of thousands of dollars, you start making choices based on having money instead of lacking it. Once you build up a tidy sum, then you can start asking questions like, “What can I do to generate even more money?” It is entirely possible to build a sense of intuition about where your money should go to grow. How often have we said to ourselves, “I knew I shouldn’t have done that with my money!?”  Once we learn to use our intuition for us rather than against us, financial awareness and skill can build from there.

Originally published by The Business Woman Media November 8, 2017 https://www.thebusinesswomanmedia.com/4-money-management-tips/

How to stop stressing about money, once and for all

By Jennifer Cramer Lewis; Business Wisewoman | Trendsetter | Maverick

If you have been stressing about money, you are not alone. So, what do you do about it? One of the things that I notice is the more that I worry, the more there is to worry about.

Ask yourself: “Who am I being with money?”

Quite often asking that simple question will bring your attention to the fact that you are not being yourself about money. With family, gender expectations, culture and socioeconomic status all playing a part, being truly yourself with money is something that may require practice.

Hint: If you hear your Mom’s voice when you talk about money, this may be a clue. It means it’s time for you to change your view of money. Your relationship with money is about you, so remove any outside influences and ask yourself what you truly value and how money will help you fulfill those values and goals.

Ask yourself: “What would I choose if it wasn’t about the money?”

You may have some deep training to do with money, like you should never choose anything that you “can’t afford” or don’t have the money in the bank for.
Not to encourage you to whip out your credit card, but close your eyes and become aware of the other choices you could make if it were not about the money. Often there are dozens of choices that you cannot see because of the deep training received from family.

Ask yourself: “Who could assist me with this?”

I notice in my work that many of my clients are programmed to be secretive and stoic about money. They have to “do it themselves” and yet they really don’t know some of the basics about money and managing finance. In addition to this, they get anxious or scared about learning new skills or tools that could have them easily understanding their finances and making more money as a result.

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice from a professional. Many experts, including myself, are always willing to offer a free coffee date or online session to help you get started – all you have to do is ask. Or, if you have a friend with financial expertise, ask them for some advice on getting your finances in order.

Ask yourself: what you are stressing over “Is this my problem?”

Often wives and mothers get saddled with the budgeting, banking and purchasing for the family. When your partner or kids come to you asking to purchase something, you can ask this question, “How would you like to contribute to this?” especially if the budget doesn’t allow for the requested item.

Teamwork around creating money and financial decisions in a family start your children thinking early about how they can generate money, rather than stressing about a lack of it and contribute towards a healthy financial future for them.

Ask yourself: “What can I do to create more money?”

Often I notice my clients are caught in the thought that their one job should take care of all the financial demands of their hopes and dreams. That a Prada purse, global travel and an apartment, should all be bought and paid for by one job.

In my search for more information about creating wealth and abundance in my life, I learned that most wealthy people have multiple income streams, their day job being just one of them. Find other avenues to build your wealth, whether it be pursuing a hobby that you can sell to friends and family, or using apps like Airtasker to do any odd jobs for people in your local area in your spare time.

Use your skills and hobbies to generate income streams that will allow you to have a more secure financial position where you can enjoy luxuries, big or small and contribute to your family’s financial future.

Jennifer Cramer Lewis, Business Wisewoman, Trendsetter, Maverick


This article was originally published by WHIMN and also featured in NYPOST

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