PP556: Helping Entrepreneurs Soar After an Eye Sore with Christy Laurence

“If you’re too scared to share your idea, then you’re never going to get ahead; and if you do have a good idea, you just have to accept that it will be stolen”

Plann is an award-winning Instagram planning, scheduling, analytics application, and Christy Laurence just happens to be the founder. It all started with the idea of creating a tool that can help people to best utilize the marketing strengths of Instagram. With the help of a common flu that escalated to destroying Christy’s Vestibular function, she was able to find time to slowly sketch out the app. Through sheer determination and passion, Christy gave up her corporate salary in exchange for tech and knowledge to launch her idea to the world.

Christy details her experiences from the creation of the app, how much it costs for her to have the tech created and how she started to monetize her creation. She also talks about how Instagram is really a marketing tool, how Plann can help you in your business and how important it is to ask for help.

Highlights:
2:40 How Christy came up with the idea for Plann
8:30 The challenges of bartering
10:30 The costs of having an app
18:33 What Christy checks out on IG feeds
24:30 Biggest Instagram profile mistakes
33:30 Making the most of Instagram

Christy Laurence, founder of @plannthat and @thekimsutton chat about how an eye sore now helps @instagram users soar. Listen now: http://www.thekimsutton.com/pp556 #positiveproductivity #podcastClick To Tweet

Connect with Christy/Plann

Website: https://plannthat.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plannthat
Instagram: http://instagram.com/plannthat
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/plannthat

Inspirational Quotes:

“If you’re too scared to share your idea, then you’re never going to get ahead; and if you do have a good idea, you just have to accept that it will be stolen”

“Ideas are worthless, and it’s all in the execution, and how much passion you have”

“I use Instagram as a business tool and also a creative expression for myself”

“Not having a bio (on Instagram) is the biggest red flag”

“Instagram is actually a marketing tool”

“Go online and make friends…engage with them in a conversation”

“Your mental health and your personal life has to become one and the same…you just have to work yourself into your workflow…and find balance there”

“You just go for it”

Episode Transcription

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