Yes to Entrepreneurship: Helping you build a better business

YTE 020: Make your business your own with military mompreneurer Kristin Arilus

September 28, 2017

In this episode we talked about: 

  • Being a mom of two young kids under 18 months while starting a business
  • Working hard to build a business and discovering a year and a half into it it was all wrong

  • Trying to do everything on your own and not having people to turn to

  • Realizing a pivot in the business needed to happen before things got worse

  • The importance of not following too many people and what kind of impact that has


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"I built my business wrong"

"I felt like I built it the wrong way because I listened"

"I was trying to figure it out on my own"

"I found my virtual circle"

"I think people undervalue Facebook groups"


Connect with Kristin at


Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Which social media platform are you MOST active on? Facebook and IG

Who are you/what role do you play in your business? Founder of Monetized Mama where military moms become empowered entrepreneurs.

Tell me a little bit about yourself: I am a 23, married, and mother of two little ones. I started my journey of being an entrepreneur a year and a half ago and I built my business wrong. Now I am starting over and helping other moms start up their businesses.

Why did you start your business? I started Monetized Mama to help other military moms find the rhythm between building a business, raising their kids, and being an active partner to their spouses. I want to help other military moms by providing a community of women in similar if not the same situation they are in.

What's the best career advice you have ever received? Bonus points if you can name who gave it to you Nicole Walters- Building a business on credit is sabotaging it before you get started. 

What is your proudest career accomplishment and why? Building a business based on my values because I am the one that has to live with it.

What has been the hardest career moment and how did you overcome it? Being given a reality check by my mentor that I didn't have my priorities right

Why do you want to be on the show? To share a part of the entrepreneurial journey that is not really talked about.

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.
A new friendship Creative inspiration Feeling that it was a meeting worth your time

Favorite quote: "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely" - Auguste Rodin

What's one thing you must have every month? A sermon that spoke to my soul and current situation

What's the most memorable gift you've received? Forgiveness

What do you do for fun outside of work? Window shop and dream building

Do you have a podcast I could/should be a guest on? Please provide link below No but thinking of starting one about my journey