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6 Quick Questions with Lilly Sparks, Founder of Afterglow (part 2)

by Female Startup Club
May 11th 2022

Today we’re learning from Lilly Sparks, founder of afterglow.

Afterglow is introducing a new category called erotic wellness and they’re building an online universe—where porn is made by ... More

Welcome Back. Here are the six quick questions. Mm hmm. The question # one is, what's your wife? Why are you doing what you're doing. Yeah. I want people to have great sex. Like I had to go through this journey of, of my own kind of sexual discovery after my divorce. And I just want that to be easier for everybody else. 100%. Question # two is what's been your favorite marketing moment so far? My favorite marketing moment was being on a south by southwest panel and getting to speak. I started after going during Covid. So getting to speak in front of a live audience and get that immediate feedback when we have a digital product was really rewarding. Yeah, I bet that would have been so cool. Question Number three is what's your go to business resource when it comes to like a newsletter or a book or a podcast. It's my boyfriend smart cookie. He's a founder to and um, he's a little bit ahead of me and we just think the same way about business.

And so it's really nice having a supportive partner that I can go to. And it's been all the all the crap before. Question number four is how do you win the day? What are your am and PM rituals and habits that keep you feeling happy and motivated and successful. So I do this like moving meditation every morning called shake Rattle and roll. It's really cheesy. You just like shake around and like move your body and I need that. I need that in the morning and I drink a glass of kombucha and then in the evening I try to meditate every day. I don't always succeed, I'll be honest. But that's really what keeps my stress levels like it just helps me process everything that happened, keeps my stress levels manageable, makes me calmer. I love it. I love that. Shake rattle and roll. I'm gonna look into that. That sounds fun. A fun way to start the day. Amazing. What is your worst money mistake? That's a good one hiring the wrong people.

That's a tough one. Yeah. An expensive one, expensive one. Yeah. And last question question # six, What is just a crazy story? You can share good, bad or ugly from this journey in building this business. Yeah, it's funny because we're a porn company so there should be like a million crazy um one so one of the first films we did, the male actor could not get hard during the shoot. Oh my God, what do you do in that situation? 1st 1 I did like I put all my own money into this like There were 10 people on set and it just was not happening. So we we had to fake it. We just faked it. Um you know it just reminds you that like porn is acting and um it ended up turning out looking really amazing, wow, that is so interesting.

What a crazy story. Thank you so much for sharing that with me and for sharing your journey. Whoa! There's so much there, that's so cool. I'm so excited to see how the business grows and you know, be your cheerleader on the sidelines. Thank you so much for having me. It was really fun to talk to you. Hey, it's due here. Thanks for listening to this episode of the Female startup Club podcast. If you're a fan of the show, I'd recommend checking out female startup club dot com where you can subscribe to our newsletter and learn more about our D. I. Y. Course. The ads, N. B. A. I also truly appreciate each and every review that comes our way. It might seem like such a small thing, but reviews help other heirs find us. So please do jump on and subscribe rate and review the show. And finally, if you know someone who would benefit from hearing these inspiring stories, please do share it with them and empower the women in your network. See you soon. Mhm, mm hmm.

6 Quick Questions with Lilly Sparks, Founder of Afterglow (part 2)
6 Quick Questions with Lilly Sparks, Founder of Afterglow (part 2)
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