Posts tagged Your First 1K
5 Blogging Tips for Business

In this episode, we’re giving our best blogging tips for business so you can stop screwing around and start treating your blog like the business it is. We’re talking about evergreen, pillar content that you should be creating, how you can start taking your blog seriously, and how to use your blog to grow your business. 

You might be surprised on how you can use blogging as a foundational tool for your business! Forget the rumors that blogging isn’t worth your time and energy. It’s all about putting the right strategy behind your blog so you can effectively use it as a business tool.

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Passive Income on Etsy with Kelsey Baldwin

We’re so excited to have Kelsey Baldwin of Paper + Oats on the show! Kelsey is an expert in how to create passive income on Etsy and is generously sharing her expertise.

She’s also a Your First 1K student (you may remember the case study she did here) and the successful launch she had with the program. In this episode, we’re diving into how Paper + Oats started, Kelsey’s income streams, and how to balance work and live with a two year old.

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[VIDEO] The Find Your Niche Formula: How to Choose a Unique Niche That Makes Money and Makes Competition Irrelevant

Picking a niche can feel overwhelming.

Is it too broad?

Is it too narrow?

These are tough, but great, questions to ask yourself.

One of our students recently asked us this question:

“Should I niche down my online business idea, How do I pick a niche for my online business? Is it too broad, too narrow?”

To answer this question best, we decided to jump on camera and get into the nitty gritty details of niching your business.

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Why We Switched to ConvertKit for Email Marketing (And How to Get Started on ConvertKit)

In the Fall of 2015, we switched all of our email marketing over to “ConvertKit”.

It’s been one of the best investments we’ve ever made, and our decision to choose ConvertKit over any other email system has helped us grow immensely (and saved our sanity).

Since then, we’ve received so many questions from people asking us why we made the switch, what was involved with moving our lists over to a new platform, and what our experience has been with ConvertKit since then.

So today I’m showing you behind the scenes of our business into the platform we use to send all of our emails, build and run our funnels, and more.

This article goes in depth into what you need to consider when choosing a technology or system to use in your own business, why we had to get off of MailChimp ASAP, and why we chose ConvertKit (as well as how we use it in our own business, with examples).

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How To Build An Empire Without Ads (And What To Spend Your Time & Money On Instead)

The other day I did a webinar where someone asked me if I had used ads to build my business, get people to my landing pages, and register for my webinars.

I laughed, because I honestly don’t know the first thing about ads!

People in the comments and chat started saying how amazing that was...how we should never use ads because it was a HUGE feat!

Meanwhile I’m over here feeling super behind the times and stressing because we haven’t “tapped into” any paid advertising sources yet (no Facebook, no Twitter, nothing).

And then another friend on Periscope said to me in a comment:

I want to learn from you because you have actual hacks and strategies that I can implement without spending a lot on ads, but you still get huge results. Everyone else just seems to keep saying “just spend more on ads! Do fb ads! spend $xxxxx on ads!”.

Then the other day, I got an email from a reader interested in Your First 1K, but who said they weren’t sure I’d be able to help them since their niche is “banned” and not allowed to have ads on Twitter or Facebook (nothing dirty, just a finance-advice niche).

I was so surprised they assumed I focused on ad strategies, when EVERYTHING I teach in Your First 1K is organic, relationship-based, and totally free traffic and list building strategies.

I wanted to clear that up and also give my reasoning, since so many people seem shocked and curious about this topic when I mention it!

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating, Selling, and Marketing Your Own eBooks and Digital Products

Daisy contacted me because she had a bunch of questions about the nuts and bolts and “how to” associated with creating and launching your first digital product. Last week I had a great call with Daisy about creating your first digital product. We talked about pricing, how to deliver the file and collect payment, marketing, and more. 

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