From a Team of Unpaid Interns to a Successful Agency with Hala Taha

Be honest: have you ever felt so closely tied to something…

… and then it was just, well, gone? poof

If so, then you know it can feel like your identity is being stripped away from you, forcing you to start over…again.

This is what I’ve learned: if something is being taken away from you, it’s because it’s time for you to let go for something bigger (and more aligned with your future). It’s hard to leave situations (willingly) when they’re comfortable, familiar, and certain—so, sometimes you are forced.

This is precisely the situation Hala Taha, LinkedIn, and Podcast Expert, found herself in when she was let go from her Hip Hop show on Hot 97, and shortly after, her MTV show was canceled. But, because Hala persevered, she’s built a successful podcast and a profitable agency.

In this episode, you’ll learn Hala’s strategies for LinkedIn, business growth, and how she went from a $700-per-month client to a $30,000-per-month client.

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(00:01:26) How Hala started with a team of unpaid interns.

(00:04:35) The importance of aligning your content to LinkedIn's algorithm to gain popularity and visibility.

(00:07:13) Hala’s transition from a side hustle to a full-time agency.

(00:09:58) How Hala went from a $700-month client to landing a $30,000-month client.

(00:18:23) Overcoming self-doubt after rejection.

(00:24:56) Hala’s decision to start the Young and Profiting podcast after feeling the need to have “her own thing”.

(00:26:59) The pivot Hala made to a “white glove agency”.

(00:28:10) Hala’s strategy when it comes to testing something new and growing.

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Hala Tala

Hala Taha dubbed the “The Podcast Princess,” is the host of Young and Profiting (YAP) Podcast, frequently ranked as a #1 Business and Entrepreneurship podcast across all apps. Hala is also the founder and CEO of YAP Media, a business podcast network with a full-service social media and podcast marketing agency for top podcasters, celebrities and CEOs. She is well-known for her engaged following and influence on Linkedin. Young and Profiting podcast is a Top 100 podcast globally, and Hala has interviewed star-studded guests from the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Alex Hormozi, Deepak Chopra, Daymond John, Seth Godin and countless others. Her show was recognized as a 2022 Webby Honoree. With the success in growing and monetizing her own show, Hala launched YAP Media Network in January 2022. Hala is an expert on networking, marketing, social media, personal branding, side-hustles, entrepreneurship and podcasting.

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