May 19, 2017
When Joanna Penn was laid off from her job as a business consultant during the height of the financial crisis, she made the decision to never again let one company control all her income. Though she was able to secure another job in the same field relatively quickly, Joanna initiated a side hustle and self-published her first book, Career Change. [spp-player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/introvertbizgrowth/Introvert_Biz_Growth_Podcast-028.mp3"] By 2011, Joanna was able to get rid of the golden handcuffs for good and pursue writing full-time. Today, she is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, writing thrillers under the name J.F. Penn. She also writes inspirational non-fiction for authors, and her website, TheCreativePenn.com, is regularly voted one of the top 10 sites for writers and self-publishers. Joanna is a professional speaker as well, and she was voted as one of The Guardian Top 100 Creative Professionals of 2013. To date, Joanna has written 21 books and sold over 500,000 copies in 84 countries and five languages. She runs a small publishing company, Curl Up Press, with her husband in Bath, England. Today she shares the advantages of creating intellectual property assets to generate income long-term, the necessity of outsourcing to scale your business, and her introverted approach to book launch and promotion. Listen and learn how to generate multiple revenue streams and leave a legacy of your own!