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Jan 17, 2023

Are you that person in your friend group who likes to play matchmaker? Or maybe you know someone who does?

Today's guest, Siobhan Copland, is so good at it that she grew her side hustle into the London, UK-based, award-winning dating agency Cupid in the City.

Dive into today's episode for insights into what you can expect to earn as a matchmaker, where to find clients, and if you're looking for love, why dealing with a respected matchmaking service is such a completely different experience than swiping right or left on a dating app.

What You’ll Hear:

02:11 Juggling 4 side hustles

04:43 Comedy shows led to speed dating

07:09 Being fired from full time work opened a door

08:10 Receiving the best advice - “don’t go get another job”

10:40 Inspiration from the Millionaire Matchmaker show

12:55 Where Siobhan was finding clients

13:40 Leveraging comedy club guests

15:45 Expenses in running the business

16:25 Siobhan pays commissions (maybe a revenue source for you??)

17:36 Vetting clients

19:55 Where she looks for new clients and matches

21:49 Most Cupid in the City clients get matched within 6 introductions

23:12 Her fees are “mid-market” at 5,500 pounds to 10,000 pound sterling

24:15 Includes coaching to get client ready for dating

25:50 A day in the life of a matchmaker

28:13 Her biggest surprise!

30:28 Ten years to a 6-figure business

31:34 The most recent rewarding match. Wow!

36:32 As a matchmaker, you just can’t take no

37:56 Siobhan’s best tip for taking action

Closing Comments:

39:49 On being authentic

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