Episode 245: All About Punkpost, with Alexis "Lex" Monson - the Creative Empire podcast

Reina and Christina are joined today by Alexis “Lex” Monson. Lex is the Co-founder and CEO of Punkpost, a service powered by a community of artists who handwrite and send cards for you. Punkpost is the dashboard for creating and managing happy moments. Lex’s goal is to help people make good on their good intentions and give people an accessible way to connect with one another in a deeper, more meaningful way. Before Lex founded Punkpost, she was the managing community editor at Brit + Co. Prior to that, she worked as a senior editor at Yelp, so she knows her way around the internet.

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Main Takeaways:

  • Why Punkpost was created [0:02:42]

  • Who Punkpost works with [0:04:40]

  • What types of cards they have [0:09:21]

  • What fires Lex up about Punkpost [0:11:19]

  • Why they are cultivating a community at Punkpost [0:14:01]

  • How to become an artist to Punkpost [0:20:07]

  • What some of the business stages they have went through [0:21:00]

  • What people are sending cards for + their best holidays [0:24:52]

As business owners, or just busy humans in general, you don’t always have the time to put all the steps together to make (sending a card) come to life.
— Alexis "Lex" Monson
I just think as a creative, when you’re creating something, you’re really giving a lot of yourself and putting yourself out there. It’s so important to have someone acknowledge what you’re doing and praise you for what you’re doing.
— Alexis "Lex" Monson

Bio:

Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the founder of Course Power, a company that helps I  trailblazing entrepreneurs create student-centered courses, content and communities that get their clients A+ results! Using her years of teaching adults online at a community college and the ridiculous amount of learning she has done in all things education, her team specializes in supporting digital entrepreneurs with the early stages of course or program creation, with a focus on optimizing content and elevating the experience using student feedback. She's also the host of the Academics Mean Business Podcast, which shares the journeys of other academics who have started businesses.

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