Episode 36

Published on:

31st May 2021

Turning Your Hobby Into A Business – Karl Sona

One thing that many people dream of is making money out of their hobby or passion. Some have already done it, others in the process, and then some people don't know where or how to start - if you're one of those that doesn't have any idea how then listen in as Karl Sona joins us to talk about how he was able to turn his hobby into a business.

Karl is the host of The Free Time Podcast and Dear BLK CEO. He is a medical device sales professional, entrepreneur, and free time optimization expert.

[00:0103:13] Opening Segment

  • Karl shares what keeps him busy these days

[03:1410:18] Karl's Journey

  • Karl shares the story of their family
  • He talks about the path that he took to the success he sought

[10:1924:44] Podcasting

  • Discovering podcasting and falling in love with it
  • Are you feeling stuck? Listen to Karl's advice!
  • Starting Streamlined Podcasts, a podcast post-production company

[24:4535:53] The Free Time Podcast

  • Where did the idea come from?
  • Karl talks about the process of launching the podcast
  • Listen to some of the lessons Karl has learned from his guests

[35:5447:14] The Next Chapter

  • What's next for Karl Sona?
  • The Dear BLK CEO podcast
  • Cashflow

[47:1553:28] The Contrarian 3-Pack

  • What would you say is the most contrarian investment you've made? 
  • Cryptocurrency
  • What's your favorite activity to do with your friends and family outside of work?
  • Hiking
  • What actions, whether within work or family, offer you the most fulfillment in life?
  • Chasing my purpose. Spending time with my lady.
  • Connect with Karl. Links available below.


Tweetable Quotes:

"Whatever it is that you want, think about how you can bring in the right tools. Maybe it's a podcast. Maybe it's starting a blog. I don't know. Think about how you can bring the right tools to reach more people." – Karl Sona


You can connect with Karl on LinkedIn or Instagram. Visit his website http://karlsona.com/. Book a call with him at www.calendly.com/karlsona32

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About the Podcast

Contrarian Cashflow
Think Different. Earn Different. Live Fulfilled.
Have you ever thought there has to be more to offer from life?

I went to college....because they said that is what you do

I got a well paying job...because that is what they said to do

I reached Income and Net Worth goals....because that is what they said to do

As I attained each of those goals I didn't feel the change in myself I had expected. My life wasn't any different and it kept me wanting for more...

Who is they and why did I feel so compelled to listen??

After much introspection I have found relationships and fulfillment will lead to the most impactful life.

This podcast is about that journey, interviewing some of the most successful within investing and entrepreneurship. How we seek fulfillment in life and maintain motivation through life's ups and downs.

Please join us as we delve into becoming who you are meant to be.

About your host

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John Blanton

John is an experienced sales professional and investor driven to help others surpass their goals and find fulfillment in life. He has a passion for gaining financial independence and helping others get there through investment cashflow. He is fortunate to be supported by his loving wife and two daughters. Favorite activities include spending time being active outdoors with his family.