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
39:49 On being authentic
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