Posts tagged online business
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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16 Badass Strategies for Growing Your Email List

Email marketing is a huge topic (hence my epic course about it). Growing your list, getting subscribers, making them feel awesome and then figuring out how to sell your own stuff to them - it’s taken me years of trial and error and experimentation to get it all down. 

The good news is that there are so many awesome little ways that you can begin growing your email list, starting today.

You don’t have to create a huge opt-in freebie, or an email course, or write a million guest posts just to get started.

As creators and makers and doers, we often forget to make the time to market ourselves. These powerful hacks can be implemented in less than an hour and return big results. 


When it comes down to it, your email list = your business.

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Letter to New Business Owners + Entrepreneurs In Year One: Everything Gets EASIER

Hey there business owner. 

If it’s your first year, things are probably looking crazy for you right now.

Keeping up with blogging, creating products AND marketing? PSHHH

Trying to figure out all the tech stuff that literally makes no sense AND there’s a hundred and one options AND they all claim to be the best but most of them have deal breakers? UGH

Everyone’s telling you that you need to be A/B testing, holding webinars, increasing your conversions, blah blah blah and you’re just like WTF MAN I’M TRYING MY BEST! I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS WEEK DAMMIT.

Business is tough. Even when you think you have it all figured out. I had a bit of a freak out the other night because I had been going in circles all day trying to figure out some dumb little tiny detail (code related) that I just couldn’t make work! Happens to the best of us. 


But I want to tell you that it gets EASIER. 

SO MUCH EASIER. 



Every time that you put in place a system, spend a little bit of time automating something, or spend a little bit of money to make something run smoother for you, it gets easier...

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