Use Your Talent

THE BALLER ON A BUDGET is essentially just a dream. Every business starts with an idea created by a person – whether or not it comes to life is up to that visionary.

USE YOUR TALENT is a series of interviews featuring individuals who have used their talents and skills to create cash flow and successful businesses, some up to six figures. We created this series to help inspire the BoaB community, because everybody has a hidden talent worth sharing with the world. It’s time to monetize them.

Use Your Talent: Interview with Personal Finance Blogger Michelle Schroeder
Use Your Talent

Use Your Talent: Interview with Personal Finance Blogger Michelle Schroeder

A few years ago when I first joined Pinterest, I immersed myself into mountains of pins from outfit inspiration to DIY projects. The more I dove into the many diverse categories, I started pinning more articles and posts about personal…

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Use Your Talent: Interview with Cinematographer and Director Devin Schiro
Use Your Talent

Use Your Talent: Interview with Cinematographer and Director Devin Schiro

It was Christmas time of 2014, and one of my closest friends Michelle Hébert invited me to an evening cocktail party at the beautiful Castle Green. Upon entering the historic mansion, there was an attractive bunch of people lounging on…

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Use Your Talent: Interview with Ninja Warrior and YouTuber Natalie Duran
Use Your Talent

Use Your Talent: Interview with Ninja Warrior and YouTuber Natalie Duran

It’s well-known how tough it is to get your foot in the door when it comes to the entertainment industry. But one particular woman named Natalie Duran hasn’t only gotten her foot in the door, she’s just recently kicked it wide open. What…

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Use Your Talent: Interview with Cosplayer and Artist Crystal Graziano
Use Your Talent

Use Your Talent: Interview with Cosplayer and Artist Crystal Graziano

Back when I first joined DeviantArt, I occasionally saw photos on my homepage of this extraordinary Selvaria Bles cosplayer and was mesmerized each time. Valkyria Chronicles was my favorite video game, so it was amazing to see a talented person bring one of my…

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Use Your Talent: Interview with Fashion Designer Michelle Hébert
Use Your Talent

Use Your Talent: Interview with Fashion Designer Michelle Hébert

A few years ago during the active years of my photography career, I met and collaborated with many talented individuals along the way. Through my amazing hairstylist Tammy Nguyen I connected with Michelle Hébert, who was barely beginning her career as…

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