Ep 54: Solopreneur Life Before Monetization with Tom Hemerka

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I’m super excited to share this episode with you for a few reasons. I have interviewed many successful entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and content creators on this podcast, but I haven’t had the opportunity to get in the trenches with a solopreneur who is currently in the “early grind” of their journey.

I connected with Tom Hemerka via a mastermind group I’m currently in. We met recently at a live event and instantly became homies for life. Yes, I used the term “homies” After learning more about his business and getting to know Tom personally, I was fascinated by his keen sense of simple strategizing, and his unselfish demeanor to give massive value to anyone who’s willing to connect with him. A rare trait and something that stood out from him in our first introduction.

In this episode, we dive deep into solopreneur life before monetization. Tom isn’t making money from his passion project yet, instead he is focused on building his community one instagram follower at a time. With over 100k followers on instagram, Tom is taking his mission at Pastry Elite with a laser beamed, social media strategy to build a massive audience (Don’t believe me, check for yourself) before launching any kind of business model. Quite impressive!

You’ll be inspired his Tom’s hustle and be reminded by the simplicity needed to start a business. You don’t need all the answers. You don’t need to learn every aspect of online marketing. You don’t need all the bells and whistles to be successful.

And you definitely need permission to start your movement.

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