MWH 292: Member Success Story - Going Full-time In Your Creative Career with Melissa Tousley

MWH 292: Member Success Story – Going Full-time In Your Creative Career with Melissa Tousley

MWH 292: Member Success Story – Going Full-time In Your Creative Career with Melissa Tousley

In this week’s podcast, I’m speaking to one of my Social Method Society members who recently made the big leap to go full-time in her creative career and she’s going to walk you through her 5-step process for actually doing this!


I’m sitting down with Melissa Tousley! She’s a Portrait Photographer based in New York. She’s been in the business for a while and like many others, 2020 caused her to re-evaluate her work.

In June of 2021, Melissa decided to leave her office hours at the radio station and be a freelance consultant. This provided her with an opportunity to maintain her work with small businesses, have more time with her son and family, and continue to grow her business.

Listen to this episode to learn Melissa's 5-step to going full-time in your creative career:

  1. Getting friendly & familiar with your finances.
  2. Creating sustainable systems at home and in your business.
  3. Find clarity in goal setting through the “12 Week Year Method”.
  4. Invest in yourself! Aka don't be afraid to ask for help!
  5. Channel your Indiana Jones and take the leap!

(Read here: How To Get Out Of A Creative Slump And Re-ignite Your Momentum)

This episode is a practical one as Melissa is sharing systems, goal-setting frameworks and methods to get really clear on your finances and goals. I highly recommend that you grab a pen and a paper as you listen to this!

Until next week, stay happy in your hustle.


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“12 Week Year” book by Bryan Moran:


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About Tracy

As the founder and CEO of Mums With Hustle, I have the best day job in the world: teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their beautiful businesses online. When I started the business, that was everything I wanted, but since then, it has grown into something much bigger. Now, I get my joy from helping women find their zones of genius within a community that truly celebrates their success. I truly believe that when women choose to band together, we can do anything - and if you feel the same, there’s a place in the MWH community for you.

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