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Building Online Communities with Ms In The Biz, Helenna Santos


The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #27

Building Online Communities with Ms In The Biz, Helenna Santos

This week’s guest blew me away! She has shown how building online communities can help so many people. What originally started as a business to help women in show business, actually has a readership of over 54% men. It goes to show the importance of quality content.

One of the most important lessons she shares, that really stood out to me, was her focus on committing the first 18 to 24 months of her business to building a brand and a community. That focus has paid dividends as she has grown from a community of 80 to over 200 writers in countries all over the world.

What you will learn in this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:

  • How to launch and improve as you go
  • The importance of building online communities
  • Failure is totally ok!
  • Learn to be creative, have fun and surround yourself with great people
  • Financial Advice: “Never Get a Credit Card”
  • and

More about Helenna Santos:

Helenna Santos is the Founder and CEO of “Ms. In The Biz” and the upcoming “Raconteuse.” She is also an actor, writer, and producer at Mighty Pharaoh Films. She can often be found on panels and appearances at conventions such as San Diego “Comic-Con”, and has been interviewed by major press outlets including CNN and FOX News. Her work as a contributing writer has been featured in MovieMaker Magazine, Backstage Magazine, and Women and Hollywood, and she co-authored the book “Thriving in Hollywood! Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. In The Biz“. Helenna is currently in development for a number of feature films and compiling her first book of poetry based on her prose blog “There Is A Crack In Everything.”

How to connect with Helenna Santos:

Helenna Santos on The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast

Twitter: @mshelenna and @msinthebiz
Instagram: @mshelenna and @msinthebiz


Doug Foley
Doug Foley is a podcast host, content marketer, and problem solver. He is also the youngest of 7 brothers and sisters, a proud father of 2, and is on a mission to help people find their passion, take action, and build the life they want to live. He frequently writes about entrepreneurship, personal development, and motivation.
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