This week I am tackling three questions from members of my Facebook group (Brand It Society) and Instagram Followers. I wanted to make sure I was answering YOUR questions so I posted on Instagram and in the group asking for questions that you wanted answered and I got a heap of questions. So on this episode I am answering three of them!
So you have something awesome to offer people - it's a service that you have packaged up for your clients or perhaps a product that you know they will love. Your website is done, business cards printed and you're ready for business. But how do you find your first client?
I love planning my business according to quarters of the year. So if you look at your calendar, you can break the year into four quarters, each being around 90 days in total. It's currently the beginning of April and we are about to start a new quarter - Quarter 2, 2018. And the new quarter is the perfect time to do some hardcore planning that will maximise your business's potential for success!
In the online entrepreneurial space, I am seeing a trend. And that trend is to create a product, service or program, promote it once (perhaps get frustrated that it doesn't perform how you'd like it to OR you get inspired by a new idea) and then create something new. I get it, we get a little restless! With so many ideas and so many different options (shiny object syndrome, anyone?) it is tempting to move on to your next offering quickly without giving your current offering time to breath, mature and blossom into the success story that it could be.
In this episode I get vulnerable as I take you behind-the-scenes into my session with marketing and story strategist, Christie Bilbrey, where she takes me through the process of her new and unique storytelling method. In this episode, you’ll see first hand how to leverage your most valuable, yet priceless asset to sell out your product, service or program: your story.
n this episode, I am pulling back the Brand It Girl curtains and giving you a full behind the scenes look at how I redesigned my membership site. And that included a full rebrand and redesign from The Brand It Boutique to The Breakthrough Year!
So, what’s a breakthrough? It’s that feeling when everything suddenly clicks. It when you feel like finally you’ve reached the summit of the mountain you’ve been climbing and you can take that huge, nourishing gulp of fresh air that has eluded you for so long. That gulp of air that makes you feel light, that makes you feel fresh and excited and most importantly that makes you feel possible. Find out how...
When it comes to list building and more specifically, nurturing new leads on your list, we tell ourselves a bunch of lies that paralyse us from generating those leads and moving forward to build high value relationships with our subscribers. Ultimately, these lies lead to massive mistakes and you might be missing huge opportunities to grow your following, engage in quality dialogue with your community and make sales.
In this episode of the Brand It Girl Podcast, we unlock the secrets to successful networking and business friends for ladybosses who work from home. I used to suffer rather deeply from loneliness and isolation inside my business. I felt like no one understood what I was doing and that they didn’t appreciate how hard I work every single day. It wasn’t until I really started to network and make business relationships that some of these feelings started to go away.
We are bringing back friend to the show, Haley Burkhead from Market Beautifully on this episode of the Brand It Girl Podcast to dive into a hot topic: monetizing your list. The term ‘monetizing your list’ is a bit trendy these days. We hear it a lot, but what does it actually mean and how do you do it? We will be answering all those questions in this episode!
In this episode of the Brand It Girl Podcast, I am bringing on my friend, Jessica Principe, to talk about how she managed to make a dent—and a girly one at that—at a saturated marketplace. Jessica is the genius behind All Girl Shave Club, the subscription box responsible for bringing the words “glamorous” and “shaving” together, and all the fun bits leading to this awesome enterprise.
In March 2017 I hosted the Ladyboss Breakthrough Summit. This summit pulled together 20 speakers from around the world to talk all things that impact Ladybosses and gave us the tools to level-up and essentially have a breakthrough in business, branding, blogging, social media, productivity and our all important ladyboss mindset.
In this episode of the Brand It Girl podcast, we are diving into my top tips for places to spend your money when you are just starting out with your business. I know it can, be super hard to know what you should spend your money on and when. So I have broken down what I would spend my money on in 2017 if I were you!
I know that it can feel painful to invest in training programs and ecourses, especially when you are just starting out and cash flow might be low or you might not know who to trust with your hard earned dollars and your precious time. It can be scary and sometime you really don't know what you need to learn first or what strategy will actually help you to achieve your goals. And in many cases there's a multitude of people telling you to do this or that and it's just overwhelming right?
You start to think that just grabbing free courses would be a good idea, or perhaps don't even worry about that and spend your time surfing the web in search for blogs that answer your questions and give you clues as to what to do next.
This could be costing you more than you think.
If you haven't heard of a vision board, you are missing out on something that's not only super fun to make but also something that will help you to stay grounded and focused!
A vision board is a tool that you can use to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on specific life goals. A vision board is any sort of board or arrangement of images, quotes and visual ideas, that represents whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. Essentially keeping a vision board close by gives you laser focus when it comes to what you want to create in your life.
It's an exciting time here at Brand It Girl HQ. We have just launched our brand new membership site, The Brand It Boutique and it's doing so well, we have members starting to come in already!
I created The Boutique because I know that there are three main reasons that women either don't starting their own online businesses and blogs or that they fail to growing those businesses and blogs sustainably:
- THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO IT.
They either don't have the skills or knowledge that they need to get it started or to grow and develop using specific growth strategies like email list building, funnels, social media and systems. OR they know that they need these skills but they don't have the time to trawl through the internet, trying to find the answers and the be honest, they don't have the money to take a course on every topic!
- THEY DON'T THINK THEY CAN DO IT.
Another huge issue is mindset. They don't believe that they can or they don't think that they are worthy of success in this way. A big part of this is the dreaded Imposter Syndrome that traps us into believing that we don't really have the knowledge and skill that logically, we know that we do! Their mindset and physical health is often the reason women don't propel forward into their purpose!
- THEY DON'T HAVE THE SUPPORT NETWORK.
And lastly, being an online business owner, solopreneur &/or blogger can be terribly lonely. We often work from home on our own and it can be isolating! Friends and family don't necessarily understand what you are trying to build and why and this can mean that women taking this path are left feeling unsupported and like they are tackling this alone!
With these three big issues in mind, The Boutique was created based on these three pillars: education, wellbeing and support.
It's that crazy time of year again where we wind down the year that's been and get ready for the year to come. I always find this to be an exciting time, one filled with new possibilities and fresh perspectives. I am also a chronic planner, so once again, Brand It Girl is releasing the annual Life + Business Workbook to help you reflect on 2016 and get ready for success in 2017!
And just like last year, it's absolutely FREE! It's a reward for you because you've been such a loyal follower of the blog all year. And if you only just found me, well then, consider this a welcome gift!