Emily Nichols runs a crazy side hustle, Small Batch Daily, and she makes it look like a full time gig! Join me as I quiz her on how she makes her business run, what the side hustle looks like behind the scenes, and how she got the idea to use Instagram as a sales platform. 

Tough Cookie is a podcast that celebrates badass women in food – from product makers, to chefs, to digital food boss ladies. If you are or know someone who works in food, please send me an email at darlene (at) picklejarstudios (dot) com and tell me about it! Now booking for the 2017 podcast season. 

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Where to find Emily: 

Small Batch Daily website  
Follow Small Batch Daily on Instagram
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Resources Mentioned: 

Soldsie App for Instagram

Dona Chai, Chai Tea Concentrate

Smocking Bird Kids



Tough Cookie Paleo Eats Episode 7

Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

Google Docs and Google Sheets

Carmel Honey Company

Toklas Facebook Page

Being Boss Facebook Page

What we talked about: 

Focus on one or two social media channels that yield the greatest results for your brand

Staying consistently motivated has been a challenge

It’s really hard to “make it” as a blogger, especially food blogging.

Blogs have turned into lifestyle brands and now it’s more about being an influencer.

There are moments of delight that counter the struggle of staying motivated… things that would probably not have happened if I hadn’t started this business.

Find some people that are also trying to start a business on the side to act as your sounding board. Talk to people who are in the same boat, and you never know where that network might lead you.

Don’t get hung up on the minor details. Just go with it.

You’re the boss, you make the decisions, so don’t put so much pressure on yourself.

Emily’s food Blog:  http://www.hungryinlove.com/


Where to find Darlene

Pickle Jar Studios website
Pickle Jar Studios on Instagram
Tough Cookie on Instagram