Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

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Social Media Strategy Consultant

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#138: How to Plan Your Promotional Calendar Like a Boss  

If I ever did a list of Amy’s Favorite Things (in honor of the one and only Oprah), today’s topic would be number one.

We are talking about PLANNING. Specifically, planning for the new year.

The best part is that thanks to my guest today, you can be a pro at calendaring no matter who you are. Anne Samoilov is a launch expert and when I say she knows how to plan...I mean it!

Get ready to hear her amazing, no-fail-formula for planning an entire new year of promotions, partnerships, and personal business goals.

I’m giving you a solid plan for completing your 2017 promotional calendar from start to finish, and here’s what’s great: it won’t take much time at all.

Even better, you don’t need to take any notes, because I have everything detailed in this incredible freebie! It is a quick guide to everything I share with you in this episode, including a list of questions you must ask yourself before you add anything to your calendar for the year ahead.

Start planning your 2017 promotional calendar like a boss here!

In order to plan you will need to reflect on the prior year and drill down on what worked and didn’t work for you. Then, adjust for the year ahead. Anne and I give you the questions you will want to ask yourself before you calendar anything.

This mini-training session will give you a solid approach that you can use for years to come!

And, another great thing about today’s episode is the way Anne approaches time off. While it isn’t exactly what you think it might be, you absolutely must include it on your calendar.

There are five categories total that you will want to “calendar” first and foremost — time off being the first one.

So stop whatever it is you are working on for your year ahead and listen to these steps first.

Let’s map out your year.

If your calendar for next year is swirling in your head or only partially laid out in a Google doc, this episode is for you. This approach makes planning your 2017 promotional calendar easy — even when you aren’t sure of all of your specifics yet.

Accept this episode and freebie as my gift to you this holiday season ;-)

Links mentioned in this episode:

Freshbooks
Fearless Launching
Leonie Dawson’s planner
Amber McCue’s Fresh Start Workbook
Todd Herman’s 90 Day Year Free Video Series
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#136: How to Use ‘Content Gold’ to Fuel Your Next Launch  

When it comes to your next course promotion, breaking down your content is as simple as 1-2-3:

What’s the best content to start a conversation with your audience?
What content will help you drive customers to your core marketing message?
Which pieces should you use to expand and deepen your audience’s knowledge of your subject?

Today I’m breaking down the 3 stages of launching content. These 3 stages will be your Bible, regardless of your business or your future programs. You can apply these stages to your specific online program or course and use them for all of your future launches as well. (I passionately use this method for all of my launches!)

This is the content that will not only keep your potential clients engaged, but will attract the right people before, during and after your launch.

And, not only am I walking you through the stages, but I’m SHOWING you precisely how you can apply them in my FREEBIE here. I’ve created a sample 3-stage content marketing launch plan using one of my students as an example. You will easily be able to use this freebie as a model for your own online program— over and over again. Get ready to see a specific example for every stage here. Download now!

You’ll learn precisely what content to market before your cart opens (and you’ll definitely want to start this 30 days before!), what to do while your cart is open, and what to communicate to your audience once your cart is closed.

 
Links mentioned in this episode:

Freshbooks
Episode #122
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#135: 5 Common Facebook Ad Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)  

Facebook’s super stealth ad targeting can zero-in on entrepreneurs over 30, who shop online at West Elm, don’t have children, love sushi, visited your website in the last 60 days and vacationed in Napa’s wine country last year — BUT it can’t seem to help you fix your Facebook ad missteps . . .

That’s where I can step in and help with an extra special episode in which I’m sharing 5 common Facebook ad mistakes, and how you can fix them.

My go-to-Facebook-ads expert Rick Mulready is here with suggestions, insight and feedback to help you bounce back from — and steer clear of — Facebook ad missteps.

Side step these 5 common mistakes most of us make with Facebook ads. Click here!

For example, how often and when specifically should you test your Facebook ads? Or, what is the best way to edit an ad — without messing up your metrics?

Rick and I are breaking that all down for you.

What’s more important: selling or getting conversions? And, how important are video views? The answers might surprise you.

We systematically review each of the 5 Facebook ad missteps and provide ways to self correct.

You know your target audience better than anybody, you know their pain points and challenges. You are more prepared than you might think to experiment with a few of these fixes and get better results from your Facebook ads.

Now is your chance to learn what to look out for and avoid these missteps in the future. Click here to get the 5 common Facebook ad mistakes!

 
Links mentioned in this episode:

How to Organize & Analyze Your Facebook Ads
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#134: Preparing for Future Traffic Declines: What Content Creators Need to Know  

How are you responding to the shifts happening NOW in social media marketing?

I have you covered because today I’m talking about the latest trends in social media marketing with the man who knows best: my mentor, friend, and founder of Social Media Examiner, Michael Stelzner.

Click here to learn what updates to make to your social media marketing plan today.

You may be noticing that organic social reach is declining. It’s scary, but don’t be afraid because while it sounds all doom and gloom, it’s not. There’s actually a lot of quality opportunities out there and the best ones are explained in this episode.

Are you noticing that even the Facebook social media marketing rules are shifting? Michael tells you what you should no longer be doing on Facebook — and he also touches on you where your focus should be on Facebook.

Learn what you can do to pivot your approach.

The strategies that Michael gives you are ones that I am using too. You will hear MUST-DO tips for email marketing (including how to ensure your emails are delivered and opened), conversion rate optimization, how you can best use podcasts to drive traffic, as well as tracking and analytics. Listen in now.

AND, Michael has an early-sign-up announcement about Social Media Marketing World 2017. I’m going to be speaking and I hope to see you there! Get registered now at the link at the bottom. Details here.  

 
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Huzza.io
Glock App
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#133: How to Get Unstuck in Your Course Creation Process  

Are you having a love/hate relationship with your course creation?

Creating your first online course can be a challenge. How do you decide which content to keep and which to leave out.

I have been there. It’s awful, you have such passion for your topic, but for a plethora of reasons it’s not coming through when you put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

I’ve built FIVE blockbuster courses over the last six years AND I’ve been in the very same struggle you may be feeling right now.

Nearly 40,000-enrolled-students later, I’m going to walk you through how to break through the obstacles that can stall your product creation process.

I am dedicating this entire special episode to demystifying the product creation process.

I’m giving you the you exact steps to take when you feel stuck. (And, what the most common reasons are for getting stuck, so you know what to look for next time around.)

There are three questions you should ask yourself before you create any course. These questions will help you find FOCUS. Once you have that, your creative energy will flow.

I will also help you decide what content makes the most sense for your business and your audience right now. For example, do you know if you want to create an Introductory Course or a Signature Course? I’m breaking down both of these for you.

Listen in to hear how you can get unstuck and create the course you’ve desperately wanted to complete. (The finish line is closer than you think.)
Links mentioned in this episode:

Freshbooks
Episode #105

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#132: How to Cultivate an “Opportunity Knocks Every Time” Mindset  

Your first webinar didn't convert.

You wanted to launch your course two weeks ago, but you just can’t get your content outline together.

Your Facebook ads are seeing clicks, but not getting quality leads.

What do you do when setbacks show up in your business? Bury your head in the sand? Or, pick yourself up and move forward, more determined than ever?

Having an online business can be challenging at times, and part of being an entrepreneur is knowing how to bounce back from the tough times. It’s about having the right perspective.

That’s why I wanted to chat with Patrick Bet-David. For Patrick, a setback is an opportunity waiting to happen. And his rags to riches story is inspiring for ANY business owner.

Make sure you stay tuned to the end, because in addition to Patrick’s fascinating story, I wanted to give you a little bonus: A mini-training on how you can stand out from the competition and get results.

First, you’ll learn what you need to instill in every potential buyer.

Second, you’ll discover the most important thing to deliver on.

Lastly, you will learn what you need to develop and stick to as much as you can. It’s so, so important.

The last one is incredibly powerful and can make all the difference in your new business.

Also, learn the one mistake that Patrick says ALL entrepreneurs make, so you can avoid it.

Get started on this mini-training now!

 
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Patrick’s website
Patrick’s “Unlearn” video
Patrick’s “The Mental Battle of an Entrepreneur”
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#131: How to Get Overwhelm to Eat Your Dust  

You’ve got this!

Today, I have three incredibly DOABLE solutions to rid yourself of the feeling that may be overtaking your life – OVERWHELM.

Ugh. I don’t even like saying the word, because I know how awful it can feel when it’s overtaking your life. And, I’m here to help.

For me, overwhelm shows itself when I feel like I’ve gotten behind or everything feels disorganized, and I know things could go in a really bad direction.

It’s in those moments that I use one of my personal stress strategies that I’ve been fine tuning ever since I started my own business.

In this episode I share a very personal struggle that I’ve been facing in my business. Some of my overwhelm has been coming from my issue with doing VIDEO. Ugh! Click here to hear my story - you might be able to relate.

I’m certain that you will find that one of the three solutions I share with you in my recent episode will come naturally for you. The other two you may have to work at more, but I promise you, if you put the work in, it will be SO WORTH IT.

The first one tells you the exact process you can do to wrap your head around what is really causing overwhelm for you.

The second solution tells you the steps you can take to lessen the stress in your life.

And, the third and final fix helps you get clear on the fear that might be getting in your way.

Like I said, you’ve totally got this! Use my Triple S to squash your overwhelm. Click here!

 
Links mentioned in this episode:

“How to Create Your First Wildly Profitable Webinar”
Episode 130: How to Sell on Webinars (Without Being Overly Salesy)
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Fotolia
“Rework”
Tim Ferriss' podcast with Seth Godin
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#130: How to Sell on a Webinar (Without Being Overly Salesy)  

Let’s face it, selling during your webinar can be awkward at first — but it doesn’t have to be.

Today I’m giving you my BEST strategies for eliminating the awkwardness and creating a smooth transition into the sales portion of your webinar.

Before I dive into it though, I want to tell you about my FREE, Live Master Class, “How to Create Your First Wildly Profitable Webinar.”

If you sell info products or programs, digital courses, or coaching and consulting services online, then I bet you’ve considered adding webinars to your marketing strategy.

But as you know, there’s a lot of moving pieces with webinars, including the tech, filling seats, putting together your content, making that transition to selling . . . not to mention getting the courage to actually hit “broadcast.” (It can be scary!)

Webinars can be intimidating, but they don’t have to be. Join me as I walk you through what it takes to create a profitable webinar strategy.

Let’s jump back into today’s topic. You’re the expert, the go-to source on YOUR webinar. And your webinars give you the opportunity to build amazing trust between you and your audience.

I’m showing you how you can build trust and make the purchase of your product, course, or service the next logical step for your audience.

Your transition from teaching into selling can become seamless with these strategies. You will never feel like you’re selling again.

Also listen closely for the number one mistake I often see in webinars. And, learn how to avoid this misstep here.

This episode is one of my favorites because I love webinars. AND, because building trust with your audience is so important. If you’re not careful you can break down the trust you’ve built quickly.

Stick with me, and listen in, so that doesn’t happen to you.

I’ll tell you the perfect ratio of content to selling. You’ll also get tips for deciding what to put in your webinar versus what to create and sell inside your course.

I also dive into the mindset and mechanics of creating incredible webinars that will boost your sales.

Learn how to sell on a webinar without being salesy here!

 
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Amy's LIVE Master Class
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#129: Media, Meditation and a little Motivation with Gabby Bernstein  

Today, I’m on the edge of my seat wanting to give you a new strategy that will help you grow your business and make the most of your funnels, email marketing, Facebook ads and so much more.

Everything you want for your business starts with an intention, right?

Then, you add enthusiasm and dedication toward your idea.

But, then what?

Unfortunately, for many what happens next is resistance—whether it’s in the form of self-doubt, a financial obstacle, or perhaps just a seemingly unrealistic goal.

By accepting these as obstacles, you are giving into the resistance and giving up on what what could be.

So how do you get what you really want?

Gabby Bernstein, best selling author and next-generation thought leader, is here to show you how you can burst through the resistance and actually create those new opportunities for your business. Her techniques of choice have included meditation and manifestation - two things I’ve never personally explored in my own business until now.

Gabby used these techniques to achieve her number one goal—being interviewed by Oprah. (I mean, come on! Oprah?! That’s huge!)

She’s sharing her techniques here.

Listen in on the juicy details to learn how to make powerful achievements in your business now!

As you will hear us chat about on my latest podcast episode, Gabby recently released her new book, “The Universe has Your Back.” She has a special bonus for those who buy her book. She’s giving you six-and-a-half hours of free training based on principles in her book. Buy Gabby’s book and get started on her bonus training now!

 
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Gabby's Website
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#127: How to Organize & Analyze Your Facebook Ads  

Are your Facebook ad questions piling up? Do you feel like the deeper you go with Facebook ads, the more questions you have?

Well, I’m here to help! And, with me today is an audience favorite, Facebook ad expert, Rick Mulready. He joins me on my podcast frequently and has given my audience some amazing success with Facebook ads.

So, listen in because we are answering questions that we have heard from MANY of you.

This week we tackle big questions about organizing Ad Sets, specifics on targeting and also how to analyze your latest ad campaign (aka: what do all those numbers really mean?!).

Here’s a look at what we are answering today:

How many ad sets are best for each ad campaign? Should I combine smaller ad sets? Are there benefits to how many you have? (Rick’s answer to this one is VERY detailed and actionable!)

When targeting people who like a certain Facebook page, should you also narrow the audience if you want to target specific types of people? Or, should you let the ad copy do that for you? (Such a good question!)

What do all the numbers mean when reading how your ads are doing in the power editor? How do you know your ads are doing well? What am I looking for? (We get this Q a lot and I love how deep we go with it!)

When selling high-priced programs or products, what should my strategy be and what type of sales funnel will get the best results? (We include TONS of examples with his response!)

Also, Rick is hosting a free webinar TODAY at noon Pacific/ 3 p.m. Eastern and TOMORROW at 9 a.m. Pacific/noon Eastern.

Rick will talk about how to create an automated system that brings in sales and leads everyday for your online business using Facebook ads.

Sign up for his free webinar to get all of Rick’s awesome tips and tricks for Facebook ad funnels!

 
Links mentioned in this episode:

Register for Rick’s Free Webinar
Ad Spend Calculator Podcast, Episode 123
Rick Mulready’s Episode 100
Rick Mulready’s Episode 101
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#126: Operation Clear Out Your Inbox  

I’m here as a witness: It IS possible to tame your email inbox and seemingly never-ending list of tasks.

In fact, thanks to today’s guests, April and Eric Perry, I’m at “Inbox Zero” right now. (Something I 100% thought was NOT possible!)

They taught me something invaluable: The reason most of us fail at getting to Inbox Zero every day is because to get there, you can’t just focus on your emails.

Huh?!  Here’s what I mean . . .

It’s not just about getting to zero, it’s about changing your approach—so that you have the right tools and procedures in place to be able to get to ZERO every day.

Which means—establishing a COMMAND CENTRAL for your business, AND your life.

April and Eric have the freedom to do more with their lives, including spend a lot more time with their family, because of their own idea command central. You can create one too.

This episode is to help get you out of the weeds and give you the FREEDOM to work on what you do best! Imagine what you could do if you had the head space to not worry about getting through your emails, but instead working on the projects that really matter for your business.

Most people live with piles everywhere—digital or physical. (I use to be a Post-It junkie!) A command central will help you churn through your “to do” list so you’re able to focus your mind on what you do best.

Set up your command central and get to Inbox Zero with me now!!

 
Links mentioned in this episode:

FREE WEBINAR: Four Unbelievably Simple Steps to Double Your Productivity
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#125: How to Create a WOW Experience When Selling Online Programs  

You bring something incredibly unique to your online course—your special delivery, your ideas, your personal experiences.

However, you still want to go that extra mile to WOW your students and make sure they feel like buying your course was more than just a worthy investment.

Recently I heard some important (and crazy) statistics on customer satisfaction and wanted to share them with you. Once I saw these mind-blowing stats, I knew right away that I needed to share with you my special ways to attract and keep a customer for life.

Here are those stats—

53% of customers switch to a competitor because they feel unappreciated

40% of customers begin purchasing from a competitor because of their AMAZING reputation

42% switch to a competitor because they are put-off by rude staff

29% switch because they are annoyed by a lack of staff knowledge (a very important one for those of you with online courses!)

Today, we are turning the tables on these stats and making sure you are on the positive end of these experiences!

I’m giving you five ways you can WOW your students starting the minute they enroll in your course.

If you’ve ever worried that your course idea has already been done before, use these 5 Wow Factors to beat your competition every single time.

I have all 5 outlined here.

I love the experience of being WOW-ed! It not only makes me a bit giddy, but it makes me feel great about my decision to buy.

It also makes me want to be an enthusiastic, REPEAT customer when I feel like I’m treated extra special.

Listen now to get ALL the details of the online course WOW factor.

The next step is to plan—plan, plan, plan.

I’m giving you these five tips so you can easily plan them into your next course launch.

The results and love you will receive from your students if they feel WOW-ed will be SO WORTH IT!

 
Links mentioned in this episode:

Net-A-Porter
Episode 36 with Pam Hendrickson
Episode 106 with Jasmine Starr
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#124: 4 Key Roles to Help You Grow Your Business  

Who makes up your support team? What are their unique qualities that help you run an all-in business?

Today I’m talking with Christy Wright, expert business coach and speaker, who is telling us the four specific roles you must have filled—with the right people—to ensure that your business is exceeding all of your wildest expectations.

We describe in detail how to be deliberate in selecting who to let into the inner circle of your business. Then, we tell you where and how to find them.

You want people who will lift you up, push you to your potential, and give you the tough love you need in order to make the right choices for your business.

Tune in to hear the four specific roles that you need filled and where to find the ideal people to fill those roles.

Business Boutique is an amazing two-day event in Nashville, November 4 and 5, for women interested in starting, running or growing a business. Whether you’re not sure what business to start or you need help tackling challenges, you will hear from incredible speakers who will help you take your business to the next level. I have been invited to speak on stage at this special event and I hope to meet you there!  Click here to learn more about Business Boutique and use Code: BBPorterfield for a discount!
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#123: How Much Money Should I Spend on Facebook Ads to Be Successful on My Webinar?  

My friend and Facebook ad EXPERT, Rick Mulready, is back and together we are answering the number one question we both get asked all of the time—

How much should I spend on Facebook ads to ensure a successful webinar?

Today we have THE formula that will help you calculate your exact cost per webinar registrant that you can expect for your Facebook Ads.

I also have two freebies for you. They are incredible and I’m over the moon excited to share them with you.

When you sign up for our freebies, you’re going to receive a special link to a Facebook ads online calculator that you can use to determine your exact Facebook ads budget for your next webinar.

You will also get a cheat sheet detailing the the exact info you need to plug into the Facebook ad spend calculator. It’s all neatly packaged up for you when you sign up for the freebies!

Click here to get both now!

Rick and I know that Facebook ads can be confusing and often times it feels like the whole ad spend thing is a big guessing game. Well...not anymore.

We can say that without a doubt Facebook ads give you the best return for your money in terms of the quality of webinar registrants.

This is our best episode yet! I’m bursting at the seams for you to get this info, so jump in now!
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Amy Porterfield Episode #123 Download
Rick Mulready
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#122: Get Your Content House In Order  

In this episode, I’m bringing you a little tough love.

Tough love when it comes to creating original content on a weekly basis.

This means every week you need to put out a podcast, blog post or video—whatever you love to do and do well—every week, no matter what.

I KNOW IT’S NOT EASY. But it’s 100% worth the effort.

Bottom line: Consistent content helps you build trust with your audience and earn their respect. AND - if you have content going out on a regular basis, you won’t have to work as hard when you are ready to promote. Meaning, it’s easier to make money when you are creating weekly, free content. (Listen here to find out why.)

So no more excuses. Let’s hit it.

Trust me, this could be the biggest game-changer for your business.

And to help you decide which platform may be right for you, I’ve got a fantastic new freebie called the “Content Platform Play-by-Play” that breaks down the pros/cons and what it will take to get started with each.

Remember: If it was easy, ANYONE would do it. You are with me right now because you want something more for your business. And, building a consistent content foundation is a must to grow your business.

It won’t happen overnight, but if you start to make it a ritual TODAY, I promise you that great things can happen.

 
Links mentioned in this episode:

Gary Vaynerchuk
Amy Porterfield Episode #102
Amy Porterfield Episode #122 Download
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#121: 3 Money Habits for Growing Your Online Business  

Today we are flipping the script on money habits.

I’m so excited to have with me Rachel Cruze, author of, “Love Your Life, Not Theirs.”

She is sharing her three money habits that, quite honestly, are right on the money! If you adopt these three amazing rules, your rituals around money management will empower you to see what is possible personally and help you grow your online business.

Now, I like to think I’m a smart girl. I run my own business. I’m a planner. I understand my finances.

However—

I was blown away at how much one tip in particular changed my entire outlook and the way I managed money. And, then seeing how that affected positive change in my business—the results were fantastic.

That’s why I want to share this with you so badly.

You may have heard me say it already— but I believe that when growing your own business, it often feels that what’s personal is business and what’s business is personal. This could not be more true than for this very sensitive topic, money.

Money is one of the most important common denominators in the management of your business and your personal life.

These habits, once you adopt them, can truly help your online business grow.

So, do these questions sound like you?

Do you compare your vacations, your home, your car, your clothes to others?

Does social media make it worse for you?

Rachel’s first money habit will tell you some surprising realities about what you’re seeing in your newsfeed and WHY we compare what we see to our own story.

Then, she tells you what you should be thinking and how to flip the script to actually make it incredibly positive—personally and professionally. Rachel shares how to turn this bad habit into a good one.

Go here to listen.

The second habit:

You must have a plan for your money. Yes, I’m talking a budget.

Don’t cringe!

Not knowing where you’re money is going can cause stress and anxiety. These pain points affect your personal life and your business evenly.

What’s personal is business and what’s business is personal.

So, let’s flip the script!

Rachel’s second habit is based on the categories that everyone needs to include in their budget. It’s these SPECIFIC categories that make this habit so achievable. These categories are relevant for not only you personally, but for your business too.

Does your budget give you permission to spend your money exactly how you want?

Rachel’s does. I hear you—that sounds counterintuitive. I promise you it’s not.

And, even better you won’t feel guilty. I LOVE IT!

This MUST-DO habit will address both your work and your home budget and help your business grow!

Rachel’s third habit might be the most important one here.

This is the one that will give you the permission you need as a business owner to take risks. WHY?

Because this is the one thing you can do so that you are never forced to fail. If you have this, you will feel confident to go the extra mile, to go for launching your first course, to take that risk.

You work hard for your money. If you adopt this habit, are wildly patient, and make it a priority, it will pay off.

As a business owner, there will come a day when you will be able to reap those rewards from your hard work. Or, you will have the ability to save your business or your home because you did this one thing—and you did it consistently.

Listen in to get the three habits you need for growing your online business.
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Rachel Cruze: Love Your Life, Not Theirs
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#120: The Bonus Brainstorm: How to Create a Bonus Package for Your Next Course Offer  

Are you looking to create amazing bonuses that will make your offer irresistible?

Today, I’m showing you how to do just that with my new Bonus Blueprint mini-workshop.

I LOVE getting bonuses when I sign up for courses. Just love it! Because bonuses are so vital and important for you to offer with your course, I’ve created this mini-workshop to give you the lowdown on developing bonuses that will get you results.

Why are bonuses so important? They:

Enhance your offer by increasing the perceived value of your product.

Allow you to teach outside of your content outline.

Encourage audience members to navigate your course more efficiently.

Drive sales.

AND bonuses are one of my favorite pieces to plan out because there’s always something MORE I want to include for my students. It’s a fantastic way to give your students that EXTRA special piece of value.

Now I’m going to tell you right off the bat, that you want 2-3 bonuses per course. I’ll workshop you through creating incredible bonuses for every audience and every course.

I’m taking the guesswork out of it so you have more freedom to work on your course.

Speaking of taking the guesswork out, have I got a freebie for you!

It is an awesome download that gives you five steps for creating extraordinary bonuses for your product EVERY TIME. You will be able to walk yourself through the questions you need to ask to create bonuses that are fully aligned with your product and will increase the overall value of your offer.

As you’re creating your next course, this mini-workshop is for you!

I tackle:

How to decide what to focus your bonus on.

How to overdeliver for your students and bring them deeper into your course.

How to best position your bonus for each course.

I also give you the sure-fire strategies that have worked to drive sales for me over and over again.

With this week’s episode, you will find that your next bonus offering opportunity will be smoother, and return the results that you have been hoping for.

It will breathe new life into your campaign and help you to set up expectations for your audience, so they know what’s coming.

You will also gain clarity on how to best handle a bonus associated with an affiliate launch and how to best align it with your products. This is something everyone who might work with affiliates in the future must hear.

So get ready to workshop an enticing bonus so you can stand out from the competition and really serve your students!

 

 
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Episode 113
Episode 114

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#119: The Who, What, When, Where and How of Testimonials  

Today I’m pulling the curtain back on a piece that can mean the difference between steady sales and your shopping cart catching dust.

I’m giving you the who, what, when, where and how of testimonials. These are especially helpful for those just starting out.

And, I’m also excited to give you a freebie that will make these strategies come alive for your business. It’s called, “The Anatomy of a High-Converting Testimonial.” I’m going to show you how to turn a bad testimonial into a good testimonial, and a good testimonial into an outstanding one. Your testimonials will shine with the help of this awesome tool.

Now, why do you need a good testimonial?

Your credibility is everything when wanting your audience to trust you. Social proof is invaluable when it comes to this.

Testimonials are the best way for you to address objections or hesitations that you may be seeing.

Testimonials allow for your community members to speak up for you and persuade others to buy your product or sign up for your course. If you can have a quote from a community member on an opt-in or sales page, it can be the selling point for on-the-fence potential buyers.

Listen in and get started now!

The most important objectives when building your audience are that you want them to know you, like you and trust you.

Then you have the ability to capture outstanding testimonials that let potential new audience members know how amazing you are.

As I mentioned, in this episode we are getting into the who, what, when, where and how of outstanding testimonials.

Here are the first few spoilers I have in store for you in this week’s episode:

You don’t need to only have testimonials from customers.
You don’t need to use a testimonial verbatim, as it is sent to you.
You don’t need to wait until your students have completed your first course to start collecting testimonials.
You don’t need to just have a dedicated testimonials page.
You don’t need to wait for kudos to come to you.

There are many people—outside of customers—that you might not have thought of who can provide you with testimonials. I tell you who those people might be for you and explain how to successfully solicit a testimonial from them.

When someone sends you a testimonial, you don’t need to use the exact verbiage they send you. Most people aren’t writers and don’t know what components go into an exceptional testimonial. In this episode I tell you how to work with your students to create an outstanding testimonial that will make you shine and convince potential students to buy your course.

Also, the components of a good testimonial are so, so important. I give you the framework for a perfect testimonial to ensure that every reference is a home run for your business.

Next, you can always be looking to capture testimonials. However, beyond that you don’t need to wait for your first course to complete before you start capturing kudos about your work. I have some strategies for you to get started collecting testimonials now.

There are some very strategic locations that your testimonials must live. I go into depth on where those are and what types of testimonials should live on those pages.

And, you may be thinking, this is all great, but how do I bring it all together to get an outstanding testimonial?

Well, I’m pulling back the curtain and telling you exactly how I’ve done this and how you can too.

I’m excited for you to start tackling these components now and start building your testimonial database! (Don’t worry, I share how to create a good database too.)
Links mentioned in this episode:
Episode #114: Part Two: The SCIENCE of a Brilliant Sales Page
Marie Forleo
Derek Halpern
Melanie Duncan's Business Class
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#118: A Behind the Scenes Look at What’s Working in Social Media with Dr. Axe  

Social media changes RAPIDLY and today we are exploring what’s working NOW.

My guest today is Dr. Axe, a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic, and clinical nutritionist. However, he’s not here to discuss health. He’s here because his website attracts more than six million views per month and his Facebook page has more than one million followers.

This doctor knows what’s working in social media today more than some of the best social media experts out there today -and that’s saying a lot!

Dr. Axe has leveraged what’s trending and his incredibly strategic take on building the backend of his business to grow his company using social media. Everything about this is a home run.

Being engaged with your audience is the key to success. Knowing what’s trending in social media, knowing what your audience loves, knowing the latest information in your field are all components to growing your business online.

Dr. Axe, however, is actually a minimalist when it comes to his online presence. He doesn’t overwhelm his audience or sweat being everywhere online every day. I find this so refreshing and you will too!

When you’re just starting out, it’s all about quality over quantity and I’m giving you the keys to how to grow an engaged audience while focusing on quality.

You will learn how Dr. Axe has attracted more than one million Facebook followers, his philosophy on using social media platforms, strategies for niche-interest list-building, how to nurture your current email list, and what to teach in a webinar versus what to sell in your webinar.

He answers:

What’s the right length for a Facebook Live piece that will really speak to your audience and draw viewers in?

Do you know the best tips for how to make partnerships work for you?

Can you spot trends and know where to look to find them?

Also: Do you know the ratio of how much content you should give to how much you should sell? (This is FASCINATING! There’s an important reason why, too.)

There’s also this little thing called the purple cow. Do you have one?

I give you all of this and more in this action-packed quick conversation with the king of online business building.

I promise you this will not stretch you thin. In fact, these strategies will make you more efficient online. Thereby, freeing up more time for you to focus on your content.

AMEN to that!

 
Links mentioned in this episode:
Dr. Axe
Food is Medicine
Yumbly
Seth Godin's Purple Cow
Jeff Walker's Product Launch Formula
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#117: The Lowdown on Facebook Ad Retargeting  

Do you want to know what Facebook ad retargeting is all about?

By the time you finish this episode you will not only have a deeper understanding of what Facebook ad retargeting is, but you will be ready to take the first steps to create your own campaign.

Rick Mulready, my good friend and an expert in Facebook advertising strategies, is back and together we are talking all things retargeting.

We jump right in, answering your questions about Facebook ad retargeting and how to start leveraging this strategy to get more sales.

Your questions also inspired a spirited discussion about the tech side of retargeting, the steps for setting up a campaign, and the ideal cadence for your retargeted ads based on your audience.

As our conversation progresses, we go deeper into the different strategies that you can use in your own Facebook ad retargeting campaign.

We start with the basics—explaining what in the world this Facebook retargeting IS and when you can (and should) use it.

Then, we go into how you can leverage a retargeting campaign and the benefits (more sales) that come from using it.

Next, we spend some time talking about how to determine the right audiences for retargeting and the different kinds of audience groups you can create. (The biggest asset of retargeting is that you are able to reach out to a more specific, warmer, unique audience.)

I’ll also share my own retargeting experience and tell you a little bit about how I first used retargeting and how I was able to create a smaller scale campaign, build my audience groups, and then leverage those leads to successfully sell something even bigger.

Facebook retargeting is an incredible tool. Take advantage of this episode so you can understand and apply these strategies to start your own Facebook ad retargeting campaign now.

Links mentioned in this episode:
How to Use Facebook Pixels
Rick Mulready’s Local Facebook Advertising Workshop
Perpetual Traffic Podcast
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