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Do you have a voice you think would do well in Voice Over? Have you ever had an interest in Voice Acting? Do you feel like the barriers to entry are too high? Do you have no idea where to start? Meet Melanie Scroggins, a work from home Voice Actor who has been teaching others how to break into the industry and navigate their VO journey using the te…
 
Today you get to hear from a man who has found a great way to be unique in the world of gaming and live streaming. I am excited to introduce you to Bricks O Brian, streamer, gamer, builder, and author of family-friendly content for all members of the family to be able to enjoy. One of the biggest reasons I wanted to have brian on is because he is o…
 
What is it that your customers or audience walk away with as an end result of your product or service? Can you verbalize it? Can you verbalize it in a couple of sentences or less? Today you are going to hear from Joe Ponds, a return guest and lead generation expert. Joe is a master of helping businesses find leads for potential customers, recapture…
 
What does it takes to launch a Kickstarter? Does it take a village? Do you need a producer to help guide you through the launch process and connect the dots so you can be ready? Introducing World Of Game Design (WOGD). A gaming company and network that specializes in helping creators successfully launch, fund, and fulfill their Kickstarter as well …
 
Opportunities come when you sit down and start something. That is one of the biggest lessons I have learned from doing this podcast and from starting a business. That is also one of the biggest takeaways I have from this interview and the guest that we have today. Brian Rathbone is a professional fantasy author who has successfully navigated a path…
 
Creativity and Community are important for any niche, but that goes double for Twitch streamers. I enjoy having successful streamers on because each one has a story of how they got to where they were and how they built their community that they have now. I learn something every time. Today's guest is one who has been successfully doing both. Meet N…
 
Ive always wanted to give you guys a regular report on the show...In this episode, we cover where I have been, the goals I have achieved, the ones I have for the next 12 months, and some updates to the show. Business RPG is a business podcast for nerds who are determined to turn their passion into a profession. Follow me on Instagram @BuisnessRPG. …
 
Do you see any value in using RPGs in the class room? Does DnD have a legitimate place in education? Today's guest has cracked the code when it comes to showing results in using RPGs in the classroom. Meet Patricia Ruivo, she teaches conversational English in Brazil using DnD and other role playing games. She is also a translator who works with gam…
 
Did you know that LEGOS have a higher annual ROI then Gold and Silver? This reality is taking Nerdom to a whole new level and I have to cover it. But before I tackle this new business venture, I need to have on an expert. Meet Alex Nunes. He is a LEGO investor, builder, collector, and YouTuber that knows all about this niche. I asked him to come on…
 
"Your network is your net worth" - Tim Sanders Have you considered what Discord can do for your network? Are you wanting to grow an organic community? Do you need someone to help you set that up? I am excited to introduce you to Zepheric, a Discord Producer who has been helping streamers set up and maintain quality discord servers so that they can …
 
I get to talk with another past guest about how their business is grown and what the new ventures are they are taking on. Meet Brian from Poke NE. He has been featured on Vice and several podcasts but he always makes time for the Business RPG to talk about the back end of the business instead of just the cards. checkout PokeNE.com. [Apply 5% off to…
 
Can you get by on passion alone if you want to be a professional nerd? Does passion pay the bills? Do you just talk about it being nice if you do your hobby full time for a living or do you live it? Business RPG is a business podcast for nerds who are determined to turn their passion into a profession. Follow me on Instagram @BuisnessRPG. Learn how…
 
One of my favorite industries in Nerd Culture is D&D. And I use the word “industry” intentionally. Its a very big cultural phenomenon that I think has a lot more potential then what has been explored so far, even in the face of Covid and the thousands who have been introduced to it during the course of the past 2 years. I dont view it as just a med…
 
Ever wanted to get the most accurate grade for your cards? Do you think AI could do the job better than a person? Have you ever gotten a grade that you feel was incorrect? Today I talk to Jeremy who is the Content Director for Automated Grading Systems (AGS). AGS is an unbiased, transparent, and 100% accurate way to grade your pokemon cards. Listen…
 
Is your business ready to start moving new sealed pokemon product? do you know how to start the process of becoming a vendor? Neeko and Lydia of the Poke Trade Emporium are BACK to celebrate their new business ventures. Last we spoke they were only selling used and opened cards but now they have started selling new sealed pokemon cards as well. I g…
 
Is it worth your time to buy a course if it shaves years off the learning curve? For me the answer was yes. I am happy to introduce you to one of the coaches in my life that helped me get from recreational nerd to professional nerd. Hailey Thomas is the owner of Bran Space Optimized and teacher in the Podcast Production School. She is a small busin…
 
Self assessment! Have you done one for your business? What is the value in doing one? It seems all my major influences have been talking about doing one this past month so I decided Id make an episode that does one as an exercise instead of telling you how to do it. Questions I ask: 1) How am I unique? 2) How am I leveraging my uniqueness? 3) How a…
 
What is the business model behind collecting? how do you get started? Can you collect professionally? Dr. Applesauce has all the answer to those questions and more. Listen to his business model behind what he does and get an idea of how you can go about it yourself. Check out his Primary Youtube Channel about collecting and Second Youtube Channel b…
 
If you have had an indepth conversation with me about podcasting, you know that I think Retro Gaming is one of the best niches to have a podcast in or any content for that matter. So it was my delight to be able to have Scott from Pixel Pie Podcast on to talk about his experience making his show and how he goes about it. Follow him on Instagram @sk…
 
What are you willing to invest to make your business a success? Time? Money? A job elsewhere? Are you willing to move? Today's guest has jumped through a number of hoops to make his dream a reality. This episode is a feather in my cap, I was able to have Paul from Skooled Zone on the show to talk about the business model behind a Youtube Gaming Cha…
 
Getting started as an entrepreneur or with any project can be scary. It is even more intense when you start to go full time. So what works for you when it comes to getting past that fear? What does your support system look like? Is it enough to make you quit? Josh Edwards comes on and answers that question for me and shares his business and busines…
 
Getting started as an entrepreneur or with any project can be scary. It is even more intense when you start to go full time. So what works for you when it comes to getting past that fear? What does your support system look like? Is it enough to make you quit? Josh Edwards comes on and answers that question for me and shares his business and busines…
 
This week you are going to hear from and see an amazing example of catering to your audience. Karla Sparks of Spark of Whimsey is here to talk about making professional nerd cakes. If you would like to follow along during the conversation, I recommend you check out the Spark Of Whimsey Facebook Page where you can see all the cakes we reference in t…
 
Had a sit down with Sam Dyer, the owner and creative director of BitMap Books. I get to pick his brain about the business model he has, what goes into making his books, and any advice he as for kickstarter which is where he got his start. Check out their website here Follow them on Twitter @bitmap_books, Instagram @bitmapbooks, and their Youtube Ch…
 
Back in July, I challenged myself to only have guests that were a result of my network for the nest of the summer. Here are my results and the 5 lessons I learned from that process: 1 - Have a script 2 - How to deal with rejection 3 - Being Honest 4 - Communicating value 5 - Just ask Follow my store here Business RPG is business podcast for nerds w…
 
How have you taken advantage of the Tech world to the advantage of your personal and professional life? Have you ever considered what Virtual reality does to your psyche? Have you ever considered what the virtual world can do your you professionally? Camille Attell is one of the first people to research the impacts of Virtual reality on people and …
 
Have you ever studied story telling? Have you considered the impact story telling could have on your businesses as a seller, marketer, content creator, dungeon master, etc? Casey Norris is the story writer, Game Master, producer, creator, director and Host of The Dreadful Tales Podcast. Check out The Dreadful Tales here, and Follow @PotatoCandyNetw…
 
Follow Shaun @DidSomebodySayRetro and his work with @NQ64 What have you done today, to help you move towards getting into the industry or the job or business that you love? Do you just talk about it? Im not saying its easy, Im not saying its a fast process, but have you taken any steps towards it? Today’s we have a return Guest. I am blessed to hav…
 
Do you have a business model? Is it written out? Has it changed at all? This episode gives some thought to business models in general but also the importance of having one if you are going to start a nerdy business or project. Our guest this week is Daniel Smith, who is an escape room expert and owns and operates a mail order puzzle business. Check…
 
If you had the opportunity to press the reset button on your nerdy business or project and do it all over again from scratch, would you? What would you do different? What would you do the same? In this episode I give an in-depth behind the scenes look at my reselling business. I talk about what I think it is failing right now and what I plan to do …
 
Do you remember why you started the project or business that you started? How do you handle burn out? What are your goals? And what goes into designing a video game? I get to sit down with Jon Nielsen aka Encifer, and get a behind the scenes look at his game Lost Nova. Check out his Instagram and Twitter and Pre-order Lost Nova on Steam today! Busi…
 
Are you willing to learn new things to take your business to the next level? Does your next steps for growth mean getting our of your comfort zone at an inconvenient time? Gameboy Buttons and Online Stores like etsy, ebay, and shopify. We talk about quite a bit in this short interview. This week's guest is Matt aka @JellyBellyCustoms. He makes cust…
 
Are you spreading the word about what you do? Have you considered being a guest on another podcast and tapping into other audiences? Are you fishing in the right Ponds? This week's Guest is Joe Ponds, Coach and Consultant, dnd nerd, and destiny gamer. And he is on a quest to be on as many podcasts as he can in order to grow his following. I ask him…
 
A day in the life as a professional Dungeon Master with DM Max. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview. In this interview we talk more about Max's business model and his tips for looking for a DM and for looking for a group to DM for. Check out his instagram and follow his crew over on the Help Action Podcast. Business RPG is a show where you can lea…
 
A day in the life as a professional Dungeon Master with DM Max. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview. In this interview we talk about getting started and about Orcs Orcs Orcs, a dnd dinner theater. Check out his instagram and follow his crew over on the Help Action Podcast. Business RPG is a show where you can learn from successful nerds and find t…
 
Do you know the difference between a real teacher and a fake one? Do you have a good reason to admire the people that you admire? Do you surround yourself with people and opportunities that you can learn from? This episode I give my 3 criteria for what I look for in a good mentor and some ideas for how to be a good student of a good mentor. Busines…
 
Have you ever wondered what it took to become a professional DM? Ben comes on the show and shares his business model and the story of how be became a DM for higher and the business he has built around this niche. Checkout Melbourne DM Instagram and their website. Also checkout their podcast, "Of Dice and DMs". Business RPG is a show where you can l…
 
Let me ask you, have you thought of any new way to present your content? Today’s guest has some amazing tools that he has used but I want to first ask you have you thought of any new ways to share contact that is getting results? Part of nitching down it’s not just subject matter but it’s also how we present contact and what we do to stand out. And…
 
Do you know how or when to admit you are an expert in something? Where is the line between aspiring expert and full blown expert? This is something I have always struggled with and I have noticed a pattern in some of the guests that have been on the show. I think it is important to acknowledge when you are an expert and Id did an episode listing 3 …
 
Checkout PokeNE.com. [Apply 5% off to all products with the promo code "RPGPODCAST".] Also their Instagram and Tik Tok. Also tune into his rip and ship streams on twitch! Business RPG is a show where you can learn from successful nerds and find tools you need for your nerdy business/project. Follow me on Instagram @BuisnessRPG. COFFEE, COFFEE, COFF…
 
Today I want to ask you, what would happen to your brand if you took advantage of a growing platform? No platform in particular, it seems every 4 years there is a new one that can make you go viral in days. But odds are you have one in mind, what would happen if you took advantage of it? What would have happened if you had been on what ever platfor…
 
Are you a resourceful person? Do you see problems as barriers or as opportunities? Do you know how to pivot when problems or changes come up, and to keep momentum going? Today, I am introducing you to the future Gary Vee of Pokemon cards. Brain is the work horse behind PokeNE, a Japanese Pokemon card supplier. Him and his wife started a business at…
 
What steps have you taken towards passive income? Do you have any systems in place that generate money on their own? If you did, would it make a difference in covering overhead for your business or project? Have you considered passive ways to sell your brand? Lance has been a go to for me when it comes to ideas and getting advice in this space, and…
 
How many of the projects that you have a passion for have you actually started? Would life look any different if you had? Have you ever been grateful for what you have learned after you have started something? Today’s guest is jack of several trades, he is a gameboy moder, artist, inventor, skate boarder and musician. Joe Bleeps, has several intere…
 
Do you have to only be successful at one thing? Is success something you have hone in on a specific niche or is it alright to have several? Today’s guest is jack of several trades, he is a gameboy moder, artist, inventor, skate boarder and musician. Joe Bleeps, has several interests that he pursues and showcases to his audience and during the inter…
 
Part 2 of my interview with Neeko and Lydia of the Poke Trade Emporium. I get to ask them my many many questions about the pokemon trading card industry and the ins and outs of their business model. This is part one of our amazing interview. Check out their STORE and their Instagram. Business RPG is a show where you can learn from successful nerds …
 
What does it take to start a Pokemon card trading business? How is it different and the same to other businesses? Can you make money doing it? Meet Neeko and Lydia of the Poke Trade Emporium. I get to ask them my many many questions about the pokemon trading card industry and the ins and outs of their business model. This is part one of our amazing…
 
Is it OK to be a successful nerd? What is your definition of Success? What is your definition of Nerd? I have on friends of the show Borha from OcarisDnD and we discuss the deeper standards of success. Check him out on Instagram and his work on Youtube and his website. Business RPG is a show where you can learn from successful nerds and find tools …
 
Todays guests are the husband and wife team behind the greatest barbershop in the world. Tyler and Natalie join me to talk about their nerdy businesses and they are the first people I have had on who have a physical location. Look at Beardsgaard Barbers and River Peak Apothecary on Instagram. And look at their website for more information. Also be …
 
How do you stand out by playing your favorite game when the all the other streamers are playing that same game? How do you build a following by playing Fortnite, Warezone, and Apex Legends when the market is already flooded? I unload my questions about the streaming market on SenzDT, and he shares his insights and tips for standing out despite havi…
 
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