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Posts by: Barrett Brooks

Entrepreneurial ruckus maker. Director of Growth and Marketing here at Fizzle.

Jess Lively is the founder of Life with Intention online and host of the popular podcast, The Lively Show. Jess recently stopped by the Fizzle studios to sit down for a Founder Story. Founder Stories are long-form video interviews with founders of independent businesses we believe in. Founder Stories are a key part of our approach to helping aspiring entrepreneurs build their thing, along with the Fizzle Roadmap, courses, and the community of entrepreneurs who won't let you quit.

There is not a week that goes by without the Fizzle team hearing some version of a seemingly simple question: “How do I monetize my blog?” This question comes from would-be entrepreneurs making an honest effort to follow advice they find around the web. That advice goes something like this:

Last year we ran a pilot to test local meetups for the Fizzle community. We learned a few things in the process: Community is everything for an entrepreneur. In fact, a local support system of fellow entrepreneurs can be the difference between persevering and quitting. And we're not a fan of quitting around here.