Hello there! My name is Heather Teysko, and for 20 years I've been writing about history online (I made my first site, the Colonial American Gazette, in 1998!). It's my passion, and my art. I've been podcasting since 2009, which makes my Renaissance English History Podcast one of the longest continuously running indie history shows. I've also published books, both fiction, and non fiction.

In 2015, I left my corporate job to try to make a go of chasing my passion - history and storytelling. I spent three years figuring out the steps to building a successful artist/passion based online business, and I now regularly have five-figure revenue months. 

Now I show other Creatives how to do the same thing. Because you have a message, and you were put here on this planet to get it out into the world, through your art and your creation. I can show you how to do this while making an abundant living. It's what I call the Abundance Whoosh Momentum Generator, and it makes magic happen.

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Heather Teysko

This part is where I introduce myself, and ask you to dance ...

Hey, I'm Heather. I'm a writer, podcaster, storyteller, mom, and adventurer. Let me tell you the story of how I've been writing online since 1998, and only just recently figured out the steps it takes to create an Abundance Whoosh.

So my passion is, and always has been, history. Not just the great stories, but the connection I feel to humanity, the deep spiritual bond I feel with people from the past, and the way it has built my empathy in understanding the people with whom I interact in life today. 

I built my first website about history in 1998. It was on Geocities (which really dates me), and it was about Colonial America. After I graduated from college, I got an entry level job as a secretary at the sports department in a university. I took advantage of the free grad school in the evenings, and spent my days sitting at my secretary desk reading, and building up my Colonial American website, in between occasionally answering the phone. It reached #1 on Yahoo when people searched for history. It was cited in books - like real, printed books that were published. I answered a dozen or more questions a day from students who had found it while researching for homework.

And could I figure out a way to make money out of this? Nope.

In 2002 I started blogging. I was one of the first people on Blogspot, back when recently updated blogs flashed across the home screen, and you could actually see your blog there for a while (since there were so few being updated). I was living in New York City, writing about being a Single Girl in the City. I wrote about my horrendous dates, my horrendous job, and my crappy apartment. And people loved it. I had thousands of followers on that blog, so much so that I was featured in the paper.

And could I figure out a way to make money out of this? Nope.

In 2009 I started podcasting about Tudor England, which is my big history passion, and has been for 20 years. My podcast has had over a million downloads, and it's consistently in the top charts on iTunes. People all around me seem to be making money off of podcasts - could I figure it out with this? 

In 2015 I had a series of epiphanies, and an opportunity to quit my job and move to Spain with our then almost-two-year-old daughter. It's a long story, and if we become closer friends I'll tell you more about that 😉 I was going to put everything I could into figuring out how to make money off of this podcast. I know I have a quality product. I know there is a demand - just look at the TV shows like Reign, Game of Thrones, The White Queen, The Tudors, etc etc. I knew there is a way to make money out of this, and I knew that I was smart enough to figure it out.

So I jumped in. I took the courses. Multiple courses. I built my mailing list.
I built an audience online, besides just the podcast. I wrote a book. 

And nothing happened. Crickets.

I tried again with something else. And something else. And another thing. And another.
Until things started growing, and growing again, and now, almost three years later, I made over $19,000 in the past seven weeks.

There's not a secret formula. It's actually a very simple formula.
When you mix serving an audience that is engaged and excited about you with having a quality set of products that you stand behind and love, YOU WILL MAKE MONEY. They go hand in hand.

And so, in 2018 I have a goal. I want to work with 100 creative entrepreneurs - artists, writers, musicians, gardeners, sculptors, healers, you name it - and help them each make $10,000 this year. 100 Creative Entrepreneurs. $10,000 each.

I'm going to achieve that through the Abundance Whoosh online course, which is a four module road map to creating your own Shopify store in  your niche, with step by step instructions. Add to that video trainings, worksheets, a supportive Facebook group, online coaching calls, and more. 

Will you be one of those 100 entrepreneurs? Is 2018 the year your creative passion is going to start to turn into an abundant source of income for you?  Is this the year that you'll finally prove to yourself that you can ​actually make some money at your art?
Want in? Sign up for the mailing list, read the guide, and see if my style is a fit for you. Then contact me, and we'll figure out your plans.