[TSE 25] Get Your Sprinkle of Creativity With April Bowles

Posted on /by Natalie Sisson/ in Podcast / 11 comments
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April Bowles of Blacksburg Belle is another awesome female blogger that empowers women to build a business based on their creative hobby and I had the pleasure of interviewing her for my Suitcase Entrepreneur podcast.

She is passionate about helping women build a brand and business for those that are passionate about their artwork.

April’s blog, Blacksburg Belle offers sparks of inspiration and new ideas for the creative souls.  She offers advice from anything creative -such as the importance of designing, to anything business including time management, prioritizing goals, and marketing.

April used to have a career in social work, until she had to seek a way to express her creativeness.  She started out with blogging about her wedding and creating a niche site around this, which regularly got over 3000 unique readers per day.  When she got married herself the last thing she then wanted to talk about was weddings so she made the brave decision to leave it all behind and start Blacksburg Belle.

In this high energy interview we cover a lot of valuable blogging and business building strategies that have worked for April and how you can apply them to your online business.

Listen to this podcast interview with April to learn:

  • The keys to success for growing your readership through fearlessness and tactical self promotion
  • Top tactics for creating buzz and momentum weeks before your launch and how to get a thriving earlybird list and blow past your launch goals
  • The positive outcomes your business will see from offering generous free content of videos, worksheets, templates, and interviews.
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Want more help building your creative business? @blacksburgbelle https://bit.ly/1mNJ5dH via @suitcasepreneur

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  • Lovely stuff Natalie…I always enjoy your podcast interviews! 😉

    • Why thank you mam. And April is a pleasure to interview too!

  • Sarah Woods

    Love this podcast, had a look at her site and watched some videos, -she’s adorable!
    I love the visual effort she puts into the videos, and very good info too.
    (I think I’m getting addicted to your new site)

    • Yes April’s videos are super cool and loads of personality. I am so glad you’re addicted to – or becoming that way – to my site 🙂 Lovely having you around

    • Thanks Sarah! It’s always good to hear that my visual efforts are appreciated. 🙂

  • Fabulous Natalie & April! wow – 30 guest posts in 3 months – I think I have to life the bar! Really enjoyed the interview!

    • Ah yeah that’s crazy amazing and hyper productive. Gold standard April’s set for us

    • Thanks Claire! I was very productive that month, but I knew I needed to get my name out there.

  • Thank you sooooo much for inviting me over for an interview, Natalie! You are such a wonderful interviewer–you make it super easy.

  • findyourdreamjob

    Lovely to hear about you both for the first time via this podcast.

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