Damon Brown

    Helping Non-Traditional Creatives Bloom

    Entrepreneur & Coach / TED Speaker / Inc. Magazine columnist


    NEW! : Get my new book Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service in the World (now in audiobook)!


  • Exclusive: Bring Your Worth book trailer

  • Who is Damon?

    Damon Brown helps side hustlers, solopreneurs, and other non-traditional creatives bloom. He co-founded the popular platonic connection app Cuddlr and led it to acquisition within a year, all while being the primary caretaker of his infant first son. He now guides others through his consulting, his daily Inc.com column, and public speaking on platforms like TED. Damon’s latest book is Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service in the World, the follow-up to his best-seller The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur: 76 Ways to Boost Time, Focus & Productivity on Your Big Idea. Get Damon's free coaching as well as special access to the popular bite-sized entrepreneur boot camp!

  • "The belief that you have to sacrifice yourself to leave your entrepreneurial mark is a myth."

    After co-founding and selling his popular startup, Cuddlr, within a year while taking care of his infant, Damon Brown discovered that you can pursue your passion within your current lifestyle.

    He calls it Bite-Sized Entrepreneurship.

    In The Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, Inc. columnist Damon Brown gives immediately actionable strategies to help you integrate a smart side hustle into the life you currently have.

  • Your Three Steps to Your Full Potential

    How you can be an effective side hustler, creative or solopreneur within your current life

    Inc. Magazine

    "The 4 Key Traits of Successful Side Hustlers"

    July 2016


    "Why You Should Strive for Good Enough" September 20, 2018

    3. Prepare for Success!

    ASJA Austin keynote

    "How to Create Your True Worth!"

    February 3, 2018

  • Get your tools

    Create your own true path to success as an independent creative, new side hustler, or even as an innovator within an organization. Here are your tools.

    Bring Your Worth

    Unlock your true potential!

    The spiritual successor to the best-selling Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, Bring Your Worth shows you how to create work that brings the respect of the market, the value in your bank account, and the positive influence in the world.

    Order now in paperbackKindle & audiobook

    The Ultimate

    Bite-Sized Entrepreneur

    Get all the tools you need!

    How are you creating your next act? This best-selling series shows how you can take bite-sized steps to start your big idea, make your side hustle, or make your passionate dream.

    Available now in paperback, Kindle, iTunes & audiobook

    The Passive Writer

    Make creative money all day!

    Most freelance writers and authors want to add to their bottom line. Our method will show you how to make a better living off of work you’ve already completed and turn your ideas and skills into steady checks even when you are off the clock.

    Available now in paperbackKindle

  • "The implications of his work are quite profound and will cause you to really do some deep thinking."

    -Srinivas Rao, best-selling author and co-founder of The Unmistakable Creative

  • How Damon Can Help You

    Need to turn your abstract startup or corporate vision into actionable goals?

    Contact Damon to get help communicating your message to yourself and to your audience.

    Smart advising for early, growing startups

    Better editorial content planning & management

  • Get 1-on-1 Time with Damon

    Damon has a gift coaching non-traditional entrepreneurs on their unique path of success. He currently has slots open for specialized one-on-one guidance.


    Intention on maximizing your productivity, focus & creativity

    Built around your schedule

    Connect quarterly, monthly, bi-weekly or weekly

    Available via email between meetings


    Damon delivers for solopreneurs, creatives and side hustlers worldwide and consults for TED, Activision Blizzard & other organizations


    $1,111 for 3 sessions or $1,976 for a 6-meeting deep dive (a 11% savings!)


    Contact Damon for a free 15-minute chat

    Schedule online at calendly.com/browndamon or email damon@damonbrown.net

  • "The implications of his work are quite profound and will cause you to really do some deep thinking."

    -Srinivas Rao, best-selling author and co-founder of The Unmistakable Creative

  • Damon in Action

    The popular speaker is happy to hear about your organization or event.

    Here are keynotes he has on deck as well as his upcoming events.

    Contact him to share your audience and needs!

    PROFIT: How to Create Your True Worth

    Creatives often undervalue their services to the market, to their bank account, and to the world. In this inspirational and practical talk, Damon shares the best ways we can joyfully make a living off our craft, create business partnerships worthy of our skills, and truly be of service to others.

    (Video courtesy of ASJA Austin: February 3, 2018)

    PRODUCTIVITY: The Power of Good Enough

    What is the number one killer of innovation? Perfection. With perfection, the key motivation often isn’t having high standards, but being afraid of making a mistake. In this talk, I share the three powerful strengths you get when you let perfection go.

    (Photo courtesy of TEDxToledo: September 20, 2018)


    ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Why You Can (& Should) Start Your Side Hustle Immediately



    Believe it or not, we already have most of the skills we need to create our passion-driven business. So why aren’t most people pursuing their potentially profitable ideas? They are intimidated by the small gap in their skill set. In this immediately actionable talk, Damon shares how to easily traverse that gap and explains the three crucial strengths every successful entrepreneur possesses. It is an inspiring talk for both potential entrepreneurs and ambitious upstarts.

    (Video courtesy of Cal State Fullerton: November 2016)



    Upcoming Engagements

    Previous Events
    • Entrepreneurship Speaking Residency at Toledo Main Library: October 9th, 16th, 23rd & 29th Toledo, OH
    • Morning Keynote at Maumee High School: October 16th, Maumee, OH
    • TED Active (TED Conference, Second Stage, Whistler, BC)
    • TEDxToledo keynote (Toledo, OH)
    • Colombia 4.0 (Bogota, Colombia)
    • Authors! Keynote at Sylvania Library (Sylvania, OH)
    • American Society of Journalists and Authors keynote (Austin, Texas)
    • American University keynote (Washington, DC)
    • Adult Entertainment Expo keynote (Las Vegas, NV)
    • Crowdsourcing Week (Washington, D.C.)
    • American Underground (Durham, NC)
    • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
    • TEDxJackson keynote (Jackson, MS)
    • University of California Santa Cruz keynote (Santa Cruz, CA)
    • American Society of Journalists & Authors keynote (Austin, TX)


  • "Damon's talk was inspiring for the entrepreneurs there!"

    -Colombia 4.0 organizer, Bogota, Colombia

  • Entrepreneurship & Media

    Startup Leadership, Journalism & Books

    Cuddlr: Co-Founder

    (Acquired July 2015)

    Cuddlr: Social connecting in real life

    • Apple Top 10 app
    • 200,000x users
    • Cover of WSJ & NY Times


    So Quotable (SoQuo):

    Founder, Developer

    So Quotable: Capture quotes in real life

    • Featured in TED Book "Our Virtual Shadow"
    • Quotes shared by TED, Al Jazeera America & other media organizations

    Inc. Magazine columnist

    Developed the Sane Success column, exploring how ambitious entrepreneurs can thrive without destroying their personal relationships or sacrificing their health.

    Newspaper, Magazine, Online

    • Playboy Magazine
    • Al Jazeera America
    • Slate
    • Family Circle
    • NY Post
    • CNN
    • Four Seasons Magazine
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  • Let's Connect!

    Let's work together one-on-one to help make your business dreams realer

    or to give an inspiring talk at your special conference or event.

    Let's get the ball rolling with a quick email. Reach out below to start the conversation!