In this episode, Dr. Karen interviews Dr. Amelia Hruby about her decision to leave social media and start a business without it. They discuss the evolution of social media from a platform for personal use to a tool for content creation and marketing. Amelia shares her journey of selling courses, stickers, and self-publishing a book through Instagram and how she ultimately decided to leave social media altogether. They explore the benefits and drawbacks of social media and the possibility of running a successful business without it.
[00:00:12] Starting a business without social media.
[00:04:37] Codependency and Instagram.
[00:09:03] Leaving social media intentionally.
[00:13:43] The dangers of social media.
[00:16:12] Benefits of social media for small businesses.
[00:19:52] Social media distraction.
[00:24:13] Finding clients without social media.
[00:27:23] Networking and selling in business.
[00:31:27] Reframing sales as relationships.
[00:37:51] Business success without social media.
[00:39:01] Leaving social media for business.
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Amelia Hruby is a writer, educator and podcaster with a PhD in philosophy. She is the founder & executive producer of Softer Sounds, a feminist podcast studio for entrepreneurs and creatives. And she’s the host of Off the Grid, a podcast about leaving social media without losing all your clients.
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