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Author: Brooke Ring

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Am I ready to leave my 9 to 5? Is my side hustle really worth all of the time and effort? How do I market my small business? Is it even possible to grow on Instagram nowadays? Join a community of creative entrepreneurs connecting through common goals, learning from real life stories and sharing practical advice, approachable art and business education, inspiring others to chase after their dreams and turn them into actual goals rather than just someday maybes… take the first step today! And move toward your goals with a mentor and art coach that has been there done that and figured out what works to run an online art business.
7 Episodes
"What advice would you give someone supporting their significant other as a creative entrepreneur?" Happy Valentine's Day! During this Valentine's episode of The 5 to 9 Podcast I sit down with the man who has been there from the very beginning, my husband, Michael. We discuss our history and how we started my creative business from the ground up. Tune in to hear his perspective on building an art business and practical advice for supporting a creative entrpeneur. Links:
"What is the ripple effect that you're creating that you're not even aware of?" During this episode, of the 5 to 9 podcast I sat down with Marquin Campbell and discuss all things creative business. She is an artist, mom, educator and friend. She spent time at Parson's, and worked along the likes of Tory Burch and Ralph Lauren. She was the owner of a small studio here in Greenville, Vino and Van Gogh, where our paths crossed 10 years ago. To hear our full interview, check out our episode!  Links: - use code "5to9ers" for $5 off any virtual class at   
If you are trying to achieve a perfectly balanced life. I think it’s time we all realize – that is a myth. Life is constantly about sacrifice. Loving is constantly about sacrifice. Business and Family are constantly about sacrifice. And do you know what… sacrificial love is actually what makes where you invest it so special and so valuable. In this episode I will be divving into the struggles that come along with trying to balance work and life. And give you some of my tips that help me keep myself focused and present in all activities. I hope you find encouragement in this episode so you can show up as your best self for your family, your business, and your friends. We would love to connect with you on social! Find us @_the5to9podcast and learn more about Brooke @cbrookering !  Use THIS LINK to receive 50% off your first year of Flodesk!
Let’s dive in to a little goal writing session! Maybe you have never set goals before, or maybe you have but you have never taken the time to write them down. I want to encourage you to grab a notebook and a pen, or better yet... snag our printable guide to goal planning that we’ve created for you by clicking here start your year off on an organized, positive note so that you can tackle your biggest goals. Research shows that only 3% of the population sets goals, while only 1% of the population actually takes the time to write their goals down. Research also shows that we are 42% more likely to achieve goals if they are written down. There is power in writing down your goals, referring back to them throughout the year, and taking inventory of your progress so that you can pivot if needed. I would love to offer encouragement to you for simply being brave enough to complete this goal-setting session. If you feel so inclined, snap a photo of your goals and tag us on Instagram @_the5to9podcast with #5to9ers so we can give you a virtual high five.  Use THIS LINK to receive 50% off your first year of Flodesk!
Instagram has been a huge part of growing my business over the years and while social media has its downsides - I am so thankful to live in a time where it is possible to run an art business from home utilizing the power of social media. I’ve been growing my community on Instagram since 2014 and as you all know there have been huge shifts that have happened on the platform over the years. I’m a huge proponent of trial and error and let me tell you I’ve tried lots of different methods to expand my reach. While this isn’t a one size fits all and the same exact thing won’t work for everyone -  I’m going to walk you through the changes that I made that have worked best for me to grow my Instagram community to 150k+ organically. I want to break this all down into some simple steps for you to implement for you to start implementing today and see where your account goes! Here is your printable guide with your five action steps! Use THIS LINK to receive 50% off your first year of Flodesk!
Use Your Fire

Use Your Fire


Hello Podcast world! You’re listening to the 5 to 9 Podcast, episode number two! My name is Brooke – I’m a wife, mama, artist, educator, and floral enthusiast, who started a side hustle in college painting fraternity coolers and now I run a multi six figure art business from my home studio. I’m passionate about spreading joy through my artwork and encouraging others to chase after their dreams by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed. Welcome to the 5 to 9 Podcast! Use THIS LINK to receive 50% off your first year of Flodesk! Check out my talented friend Marquin's work here!  
Are you asking yourself if you are ready to leave your 9 to 5? Are you scared to take the leap and make your side hustle your full-time job? Then you’re in good company. I asked myself this exact question almost 10 years ago and if I can do it, then so can you! I’m Brooke Ring and I’m an artist, wife, mama, and floral enthusiast who started a business in college painting fraternity coolers and now I run a multi six figure art business online from my home. There are many things I wish I could share with my younger self, and now I want to share those things with you! Come join a community of artists, entrepreneurs, and dreamers striving towards a common goal. Learn from real life stories and shared practical advice. This is approachable art and business education. The 5 to 9 Podcast is here to inspire you to chase your dreams and turn them into actual goals rather than just someday maybes… I’m sharing all the methods I’ve used to grow my business with you so that you can move forward toward your goals with a mentor and art coach that’s been there before. So welcome 5 to 9ers, let’s do this together! Be sure to hit subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts so that you don’t miss an episode!
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