Starengu’s Podcast Episode 5 | Kamali Thompson

Starengu's podcast with Kamali Thompson

Kamali Thompson is a third-year med student studying to become an orthopedic sports surgeon. What makes this feat even more impressive is that she is doing this while pursuing her dream of making the 2020 US Olympic fencing team.

Kamali started her blog, Kamali Thompson.com, to document her fencing experience as well her travels around the world. She got into fencing because her mom thought it was a unique activity and that it would help her get into college. Once she started taking classes, Kamali discovered that she enjoyed fencing. Her hard work and determination enabled her to become a National champion.

Kamali uses her blog to share her experiences in fencing and fitness. Her goal is to help others avoid experiencing the hardships that she had to find out the hard way.

As you can imagine, she has plenty of advice to help us stay in shape.  Kamali enjoys helping others and welcome any questions you make have.


Blog: Kamali Thompson

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Episode 4 Passive Shirt Profit with Lisa Irby


In episode 4, meet Lisa Irby of Passive Shirt Profits.

Lisa is a serial entrepreneur who’s been making a living online since 2006. I can honestly tell you, she is the real deal. Seeing how successful Lisa’s online business is, I find it hard to believe that it was a fluke that got her online business started. Although Lisa has always loved tech, it wasn’t until 2006 that Lisa took the leap and quit her nine-to-five so she could work exclusively online.

Lisa is a born teacher. Lisa’s internet business allows her to combine the two things that she enjoys the most; teaching and working with computers. She found creative ways to scale her success and helps others to do the same via her print on demand courses.

As you can imagine, Lisa has plenty to say about launching a successful business, online myths regarding monetizing online, and much more!


Blog: Passive Shirt Profits

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Starengu’s Podcast Episode 3 – Shahidah Foster Black Girls Learn Languages

Starengu's Podcast Episode 3 - Shahidah Foster Black Girls Learn Languages

In today’s podcast, we have Shahidah Foster and her blog is called Black Girls Learn Languages. She is dedicated to providing content and resources to celebrate black linguistas.

Shahidah is an incredible woman who speaks 4 different languages. She still has plans to add more!

Learn more about Shahidah Foster, the various opportunities learning different languages has opened for her, and language learning tips that you can use.










Blog: Black Girls Learn Languages

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Starengu’s Podcast: Weekend Warrior Tip 1 | Podcasting

Starengu's Podcast Weekend Warrior Tip Podcasting

Anchor recently updated their platform and interface, please note below that the ‘On a budget’ will differ than what is in the podcast…

In today’s podcast, we discussed a variety of ways in how to create and produce audio.

Regardless of your budget, one of the below options will suit your needs. There are two different types low budget and investment:

On a budget

  1. Record your podcast using the Anchor app or using Anchor from your desktop.
  2. f you are happy with the recording, then consider yourself done. Hit that publish button! However, if you wish to edit your video, save it as a draft and download your audio so you can use  use the  recording software of your choice edit. If you’re on a budget, check out Screencast-O-Matic.
  3. Use Screencast-O-Matic to clean up the audio.
  4. Upload to your Anchor podcast station.


If you want to learn how to use Screencast-O-Matic or Camtasia in more detail then check out my course creation class. This class will teach you how to record, edit and produce videos, host webinars, etc.

You can use Canva (it’s free) to create your YouTube Channel art. If you’re interested in learning more about Canva or Photoshop you may be interested in my design course.

  1. Record your podcasts using a good mic like the Blue Yeti (I have this one) or ATR-2100 by Audio Technica. You should also get a popfilter.
  2. Edit and produce your video using Camtasia.
  3. Upload to your Anchor podcast station.
  1. You can create a YouTube video using the audio from your podcast, just like I did.
  2. If you’re looking for a way to keep track of your content, then consider creating a content calendar.


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Starengu’s Podcast Episode 2 – Nicole Butler, Budget Like a Lady

Starengu's Podcast Episode 2 - Nicole Butler, Budget Like a Lady

In today’s podcast, we have Nicole Butler from Budget Like A Lady. Her blog is dedicated to helping women balance their life and money.

Nicole has a degree in structural engineering and an MBA in finance. She decided to start her blog because she was getting a lot of financial questions from friends and family. Through her experiences and research, she discovered that there was a lack of financial literacy and it was her desire to educate the community.

Through her blog, Budget Like A Lady, Nicole desires to demystify and provide resources to help others in their quest to improve their finances.

Nicole wants her readers to know that she is just like them. “We are all in this together. I’m out here living my financial life just like [everyone] else. I’m out here making mistakes and figuring it out.”

Learn more about Nicole, her blog and get the motivation that you need to get out of debt.


Blog: BudgetLikeaLady

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Welcome to Starengu’s Podcast

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Starengu’s Podcast Transcript

Welcome to Starengu (pronounced starring you), I’m your host Tosha Johnson.

Thank you guys so much for tuning into our podcast. I want to take a moment to let you know why I started this podcast in the first place. So in case, you’re wondering what in the world is Starengu is  Starengu is a blog that I started. The reason I started this blog is that I wanted to finally take a moment to invest in myself. I’ve been in the marketing arena for 14 years.

I’ve always it supported large companies marketing endeavors. I’ve always been involved in marketing from a corporate standpoint. I am very passionate about digital marketing, technology and productivity so I decided to start a blog that allowed me to really hone in on my skills and to share my knowledge and expertise to help other people.

I’m a really creative person by nature and that’s one of the reasons why I decided to start my blog.  I really wanted to continue to invest in myself. Here’s the thing guys,  a lot of these companies out there will lay you off without any notice which is what happened to me. It’s okay because while I was working my nine-to-five I decided to start Starengu. Again, I decided to invest in myself.  I started my own blog that allowed me the ability to take on different projects, about different topics and subjects that I didn’t necessarily get a chance to do in my nine-to-five.  

I want you guys to think about the same thing. Regardless of what your profession is, you don’t have to like be constrained into that particular profession. Your degree does not define your potential. If you’re interested in website design but your background is an English teacher there’s nothing wrong with that! Start a blog that allows you the ability to see how much you’ve progressed in your desire to learn more about website design. Again, guys, I want to let you know one of the main reasons why I started this blog is because I wanted to help other people create their own outlet.

Some people allow technology to scare them, some people are afraid of you the design piece. Just an FYI, I’m not here trying to sell you anything but I do have a free blogging course available and I also have different courses that will help you get up to speed in your desire to create your own blog. If you get a chance, check that out but again my desire is to make sure everyone has that opportunity or feels inspired after listening to this podcast to start their own blog.

I started this podcast because I really do enjoy podcasts.  Guys, I am a podcast junkie!  I love listening to different people’s journeys and sometimes I’m like, “ Oh my goodness I wish they would have asked them this question or this question.” So I thought to myself, “You know why don’t you start your own podcast.”  

There are so many different bloggers that I follow and so many of them have interesting stories. Unfortunately, I’ve just never actually seen these bloggers get the attention that they deserve. I’m not quite sure why that’s the case, but it doesn’t matter. They’re getting that chance on this podcast.  Again, my desire is to highlight the journey of these bloggers in order to inspire more people to start, so I’m going to have a mix of bloggers. There’s going to be quite a few folks that you may or may not know and that’s great.

I can’t wait to introduce you to these people because the lineup that I have is so interesting. I think you guys are going to agree as well but most importantly I want this podcast is going to inspire you to start your own blog. Do not allow yourself to just rely solely on your nine-to-five. Let’s be honest guys, if you’re nine-to-five is not that fulfilling and let’s say you know that they decide to lay you off, What are you going to do? What are you going to do?”

I’m not saying that you have to start your blog as a plan B for additional income.  I’m telling you to view your blog as an opportunity to invest in yourself. If there’s something that you’ve always wanted to do and you’re not able to do so on your 9 to 5, then take the time after work, take your lunchtime, take the evenings or your weekends and really examine how you can make your life more fulfilling.

What other passions do you have yet to tap into? This is why you should start your blog start your blog. View it from the standpoint of your desire to see your progress from point A to point B. If nothing else, start it for that very reason.   I guarantee you it’s going to morph into something a lot bigger than what you may have anticipated.

To make a long story short, I actually started this blog while I was working my nine-to-five. I did it. To be quite honest with you,  I enjoyed my job but I really wanted to have a little bit more of a challenge. I wanted to be able to really share my expertise with other people and I’m not gonna lie, making a little additional income was not too shabby either.

However, if making money is your main idea in why you want to start a blog, then you know you might as well stop now. I hate to break it to you the ones that are like bringing over six figures are very rare. In my opinion, for that to really be the case for bloggers, especially if you’re working a nine-to-five or if you’re not as invested into learning more about monetizing your blog, then I hate to break this to you…this might not be the case for you guys.

I personally believe regardless of the fact of whether you’re able to monetize your blog, that should not be the sole purpose of blogging. The sole purpose is so you can really allow yourself an opportunity to have a creative outlet and to help other people. if that sounds corny so be it.

That’s the main reason why I decided to start blogging.  I would always get asked questions by people. If you find yourself repeating the same thing, you definitely need to start your own blog. If you find yourself wondering, “Man, I wonder if this could help out other people.”  I guarantee you it could. “ You may not think this, but you possess a wealth of knowledge. I’m not saying you have to give away everything for free but have a balance.  You’ll never know what that balance is if you don’t start.

I really want this podcast to encourage you to start your own blog. Again, please do not allow the tech or anything like that to get in the way of your desire to start your own blog. I have a free blogging course that you can find on my blog and additional courses that can help you out as well.

You just have to get started. Nike said it best. Just do it. You are not going to regret the journey that blogging will allow you to go on. I have met some amazing people that I have yet to meet in real life, but we’ve met through social media and I’ve even gotten to know some a little bit better by interviewing them for this podcast.

I really hope that today’s podcast has inspired you to start your own blog. I want you to get you ready for the podcasts that are coming down the pipeline because these are very, very interesting folks I feel so many more people need to be introduced to as well. I’m confident that they are going to inspire you.

Huge thanks to those of you listening to today’s podcasts. Remember,  if you’re everything to everyone then you risk being no one. Creating your blog is the first step to investing in yourself. It allows you the opportunity to connect with other people.  You never know who you may inspire.

See you in the next podcast!

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