Shelley and Toby Were Never the Same

Nov 08, 2022 6:01 pm



Don't miss "How to Create, Publish and Distribute Content Consistently" video course. You can find it at And, through November 18, you can get the course for free by using the coupon code AGKSAVER Check it out and let us know what you think.


The Rio Grande river, autumn cottonwoods, and the Sandia Mountains. Photo by Toby Younis.

Hello ,

Don't Get Burned Out By the Business of Creators

by Shelley Carney


"If we're not making money at this, we might as well do something else. It's too much work."

"I thought we were doing it because it's fun."

"I can think of many things that are more fun. I need more return on my investments and more reasons to keep doing this. Like money. And opportunities for making more money."

This is a typical conversation between partners discussing their small online business, especially in the first year or two.

My partner Toby and I have had this conversation a few times.

It's all about the "why."

Why are we working in this business?

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's fabulous article on LinkedIn.

Here's our next week in content:

4 pm MST, Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Shelley Carney Livestream Coach


You're Not Too Old to Learn Tech - How to Livestream Fast!

What are the basics of becoming an encore entrepreneur and setting up a consistent framework for content marketing?

Can you learn to livestream when you’re not confident about the technology?

Join Shelley Carney Livestream Coach to cover the basics of growing an online audience, brand, and business so you can take your home-based business to the next level.

Click Here to Set a Reminder

7pm MST, Wednesday, November 9, 2022. New Mexico Day Trips with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis


Return to the Pecos National Historical Park with a Mission (and Dinner at Dusk)

Join Shelley and Toby as they return to the Pecos National Historical Park with a mission to document a last look at the Museum Gallery in the park's Visitor Center, which will be closed on Monday, November 7, 2022.

The facility will be deconstructed and stored at a Department of the Interior Warehouse in Santa Fe. Then, by the spring of 2023, a new, more accessible, more comprehensive, and more contemporary gallery will be built to replace the older one.

See Toby cook a delicious dinner of Arroz con Pollo outdoors, which he served Shelley at dusk at the hauntingly beautiful Pecos archeological site.

Click Here to Set a Reminder

11 am MST, Thursday, November 10, 2022 Women Conquer Business with Shelley Carney and Jen McFarland (Premier Stream)


 Create Your First Evergreen Webinar Funnel

In our recent episode, How to Find the Perfect Opt-In to Boost Sales, we touched on the next-level marketing tactic of using an evergreen webinar to build a relationship with a prospect and guide them toward making a purchase with you.

In this episode, we explore the basics of creating your first evergreen webinar funnel, including the apps we use, how to set it up and what to talk about in your webinar.

Click Here to Set a Reminder

1 pm MST, Thursday, November 10, 2022 Messages & Methods with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis


Shelley and Toby Were Never the Same After the Fenn Treasure Was Found

The pivotal event that sent us reeling and trying to recover our balance! The Fenn treasure was found, and we had to find a new way and a new topic to stay motivated and active online.

Then we realized while we were creating tons of content along with a loyal community of viewers, we learned valuable skills we could use to build a business.

Join Shelley and Toby for a strategic conversation about the basics of content marketing and how to implement them consistently to expand your brand and business.

Click Here to Set a Reminder

Want to Have It All?

You can find the Messages and Methods podcast, video, and blog on our website:

Learn more about AGK Media Studio products and services on our website:

Thank you for spending time with us in the AGK Media community. Scroll down for more information.


Shelley and Toby


Will TikTok Be Banned in the United States? Are Creators Ready?

by Joe Pulizzi | Nov 2, 2022

Over 39K TikTok creators have at least 1M subscribers, according to Social Blade, as reported by The Information. TikTok’s algorithm is the most addicting of any social network, and the average TikTok user spends at least 90 minutes each day on the platform. 

It’s no wonder TikTok has become the favored platform for content creators. TikTok boasts over 1B daily active users and is projected to have nearly 2B by year-end.

Could TikTok’s ride end for content creators?

TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. Tensions rose during Donald Trump’s presidency over concerns that TikTok was a security risk for the United States. While the administration considered banning the app, ByteDance announced a deal to be acquired by the US-owned Oracle.

Nothing became of the deal, although TikTok has moved much of its data over to Oracle’s servers. 

I think the TikTok ride will end for creators, and soon.

To read the rest of this informative article click here

Schedule a Free Consultation with us to discuss your plans for expanding your audience without TikTok.


Looking for live stream or podcast equipment, great office/studio chairs, or Shelley and Toby's favorite things? Visit our Amazon Storefront to find the collections and kits we recommend. We have a special kit just for budget-conscious home studio equipment that we have tested and approved. Look for our favorite office/gamer chair there!

We've added a Books idea list to our store with our AGK books: Livecast Life, Women in Podcasting, and A Gypsy's Kiss. Find it at 

We get a small commission from Amazon, but there is no extra cost to you and you can find just what you need without searching for hours.

Who do you know who should be getting this info every week? Forward this newsletter along, so they don’t have to miss out anymore.