Making More MONEY & Increasing PROFIT (with Amber Dugger): Episode 096

Making More MONEY & Increasing PROFIT (with Amber Dugger): Episode 096

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Episode 096:

Amber Dugger is the founder of Profit For Keeps, a system developed for online entrepreneurs to end the stress and anxiety around numbers.  It is a holistic system combining personal finance and business cash flow strategies using Profit First and YNAB (You Need a Budget). 

 She has helped hundreds of coaches implement this system and has helped thousands more calculate revenue goals that actually make sense!  She is a certified health coach from IIN, worked in corporate finance for 15 years before venturing out on her own in 2015, and thrives on being location independent. 

‘Takeaways:

  • Amber says she started her business by filling a gap of what she saw people needed.
  • Let’s talk money mindset. Amber shares that there are so many ways to start a business without getting into debt. She shares that she worked a regular job, being able to save enough to put away so that once she quit, she had that savings buffer to get her business started. She also shares that even if you don’t have a corporate job, there are ways you can still save money. Her advice was to sit down as a family and look into how much you can budget for your business. Let family in on your end goal so you can create that vision and make it a reality. Decide how much you can invest each month.
  • Growth is so important. However, Amber says one of the biggest problems she sees entrepreneurs facing is over investing. If your business can’t support extra expenses, you shouldn’t be spending money on it. 
  • Amber talks about a “pay check stash”. This is a set amount of money you put aside for yourself. She says to take all your personal expenses and multiply it by 2. This is your first goal for an amount of money to put away, to have set aside for something that might come up in your life. Your next goal, Amber says, is to have 6 months of expenses put away.
  • Ambers advice is to invest in Gross Stock Mutual funds that mimic the market. On average it will double every 7 years.
  • Once you are in a place where you’re hitting your revenue goals, and able to put away that pay check stash, then you can make a stash for your Bucket List. Amber calls this “Profit for Joy”. Visualize the things you desire.
  • Intentional spending. Amber shares that when she sees someone in debt, the first thing to do is to go through every bill you pay and make sure you are using it. Challenge yourself to really cut out what you’re not using, because even $10 a month can do so much for your business.
  • When it comes to taxes, Amber’s biggest piece of advice is that you need to budget. Taxes for you as an entrepreneur and LLC are not taken out. Get in the habit of taking out a certain percentage of every check (20-25%) so when it comes time to pay, you’re not in a tricky situation. Think of it as ‘not your money anymore’.
  • Amber says that it’s so important to do things for yourself that bring you joy. Whether that be spending money on a business class ticket, or spending money on clothes that make you feel like a girl boss. Do those things for yourself, and let yourself have those little victories and joys.

‘Highlights:

  • (2:11) A little more about Amber, and how she got started as an entrepreneur.
  • (4:40) The biggest mistake Amber sees other entrepreneurs making.
  • (5:35) Amber’s tips for starting a business without getting into debt when you have a corporate job.
  • (6:00) Tips for stay at home moms who want to start their business.
  • (10:45) Why “course hopping” won’t help you. 
  • (11:13) Problems entrepreneurs have when they want to grow.
  • (12:40) Should you do a retreat?? Is it right for your business?
  • (13:42) Why you should have a budget, and track expenses?
  • (15:30) “Pay Check Stash” – What is it, and why should you should have one.
  • (18:50) Where to put away this extra money, and how to accumulate wealth.
  • (20:48) What to do with “extra” profit- Profit for Joy.
  • (22:59) What to do if you’re stuck in debt.
  • (25:17) Dealing with anxiety about money.
  • (27:14) Tools Amber uses to track.
  • (29:50) Bank accounts…how many Amber thinks you should have, and what software you should use.
  • (31:03) Taxes. All of Amber’s tips and tricks.
  • (34:58) Total money vs. profit.
  • (38:20) How much does your business need to make for you to make $10,000 a month as your owner’s pay?
  • (41:20) The best books Amber has read?
  • (43:15) What does it mean for Amber to make an impact?
  • (43:55) What’s next for Amber?
  • (44:40) Where can you connect with her?

Quotes:

“Visualize the things that you desire, and put it on a list, declare it out loud.”

“The power of intention is so strong.”

“Get clear on what it is that brings you fulfillment, and that’s going to be different for everyone.”

“It just takes one step at a time”

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How to Start Creating Multiple Income Streamshttps://www.rachelngom.com/?p=212587&preview=true

How to Start Creating Multiple Income Streamshttps://www.rachelngom.com/?p=212587&preview=true

Today we’re talking all about multiple income streams and why you need to create a new income stream stat,

I’ll share all of our income streams and how you can get started creating multiple streams of income and all the good stuff that comes up with it.

To start, I want to share kind of why I’m obsessed with having multiple streams of income. 

First, let’s go back to 2015.

I was in network marketing and created a pretty successful business. We were making a six-figure income and life was good… until the company restructured. 

My income was cut in half and it went from a cushy 6 figures to $4,000/month.

We only had that one revenue stream coming in and then boom. 

It felt like it was overnight. It was cut in half and we were left scrambling. 

Ever since then I’ve always been really passionate and really intentional about creating multiple revenue streams. 

I was actually talking to one of our students that’s going to be in our next round of Activate. She’s a freaking rock star, but she only had one revenue stream. Something happened within her company where competition came and took half her customers.

Her income was cut in half. 

And so one of the things I’m going to be working with her in Activate is making sure we’re creating more than one revenue stream. 

I’ll share with you the different income streams we have in our business to hopefully give you a few ideas of what you can do.

 

Here are our multiple income streams from this past month:

Network Marketing

Interest income

Pinterest management

 

Affiliates: 

Amazon

Kajabi

Clickfunnels

Bluehost

Christina (was an affiliate for her launch)

Elegant Themes

Virtuous Ventures (for my fitness blog)

Social Warfare (plugin)

 

Private coaching clients

Pinterest deep dive sessions

Activate

 

Courses

Pin with Purpose

Pin with Purpose upsell

Impact Blogging Academy

Creating Killer Content

Repurposing Content Master Class

Keto(ish) (ebook for my fitness biz)

Food Freedom Project

 

Let me break it down for you, because we sure as heck didn’t start out with all of these all at once. 

Creating our first income stream

Network marketing is actually still a revenue stream for us. I’m insanely grateful for my experience in network marketing…it was like an intro to entrepreneurship =)

I haven’t touched that business in like a year and a half. In May we still did like $2,500. #passiveincome

I started with Beachbody and then decided to do my own thing. I created an eBook and then launched my very first online course.

Don’t expect to get rich from a $9 ebook 😉 but it was great validation for me that my people wanted MORE from me and I COULD branch out and do my own thing.

Multiple Income Streams: Course Creation

I knew I wanted to get out of the fitness space and switch niches, so in August 2017, I started She’s Making an Impact and in September we launched Pin with Purpose,  which is our bread and butter online course that is still our highest generating income for us every single month.

Right now, close to 50% of percent of our income comes from that one course. 

Since then, we’ve added more courses to help serve our audience. 

Creating Killer Content is our mini-course and we serve a lot of students with that small price point.

We also have an option for students to add our content creation master class when they purchase.

I’m a huuuuge fan of online courses because it’s the most passive thing that can generate big profits. You can be on vaca and still making course sales (if you have a funnel in place).

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”

Warren Buffet

Multiple Income Streams: Coaching

Next thing that is private and group coaching. 

I’ve had a lot of people asking, what are you doing? Can you help me? I’ve added in coaching as one of the ways that I get to serve people. And that’s honestly one of my favorite things to do because I’m really involved in their businesses and get to help them succeed. And that brings me so much joy =)

Then I started getting maxed out on private clients, so I added in a group program, Activate. It still allows me to be involved in my student’s businesses, but it doesn’t require as much of my personal time. 

If you’re not doing some form of coaching in your business, maybe that’s something that you could think about adding.

Multiple Income Streams: Done for You Services

By listening to our audience, we were able to know that they needed help managing their Pinterest accounts. So we added in Pinterest management. 

Done for you services is something that you can add to your business as another revenue stream.

Multiple Income Streams: Affiliates

Next category of income streams is affiliate income. 

I want you to think about what are you using on a daily basis. What are you already recommending and could you become an affiliate for that? 

Some of our affiliates are products that I’m using or software. 

We’re an affiliate for Amazon, Bluehost, Elegant Themes, Kajabi, Social Warfare. 

There are so many ways to increase affiliate sales. 

I’ve written blog posts about products I’m an affiliate for, and when people come from Pinterest or from Google and read the blog posts, we have our affiliate links in there.

Some of it’s on the back end of people going through our online courses and we have products that we recommend in there as well. 

We are also affiliated with some of our students or friends who are in my industry. 

Think about who is someone that you could work with that would be a complement to what it is that you’re already doing.

I was recently a part of my friend’s Christina Jandali’s launch. She launched her Facebook group program and I decided to be an affiliate for that because what she teaches in Facebook groups goes so well with what I teach with Pinterest.

I hope this gets your wheels turning on how you can start adding multiple income streams into your business.

Just remember, you shouldn’t add 10 overnight. Get 1 working really well before you add the next thing.

Comment below: tell me how many income streams do you have right now and what will be the next one you add =)

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Scaling to 6 Figures as an Online Service Provider (with Brandi Mowles): Episode 095

Scaling to 6 Figures as an Online Service Provider (with Brandi Mowles): Episode 095

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Episode 095:

As a social media VA turned Facebook ads and sales funnel strategist, Brandi Mowles has grown her income from $0 to 6-figures in just 11 months. In addition to running the service-based portion of her business, Brandi also helps other service-based businesses scale to 5-figure months so they can enjoy the same financial and life freedom that she has. When she isn’t creating a killer Facebook ad or teaching other service-based businesses how to scale, you can find Brandi hanging out with her husband and 14-month old daughter.

Takeaways:

  • Brandi said that she was able to productize her business, and she realized early on who she wants to help. This has helped her scale her business quickly! She also is intentional with her time- using all her free time for marketing and working with clients.
  • Brandi says that she was able to get clients through people’s Facebook groups by looking when people posted and then sending them customized messages and emails catered to that specific person in order to attract them as a client. She added value to them and made herself stand out.
  • Cost per leads, Brandi says, completely differs depending on your niche. She says you can’t really know until after the first month what your leads will cost. Don’t stress out, whatever that cost is. 
  • Brandi talks about how the most time consuming thing is getting your campaign up. She says that you have to be intentional with your time, and when you sit down, try to knock out the thing that will take the longest first. Don’t sit and stress about graphics or your website, do the thing that you NEED to get done that is going to take the most time FIRST!
  • Ask your Facebook ads person if they have Case Studies before you hire them. That is Brandi’s biggest piece of advice. She says that you can’t judge someone based on how long they’ve been doing it, base it solely on results. Someone who has been doing it for 1 year could have way better results than someone who has done it for years. She also says they have to be a good fit to work with you. Trust your gut, and those Case Studies!

Highlights:

  • (1:27) A little more about Brandi, what she does, and how she got started.
  • (2:24) How she has scaled her business so quickly…just ONE YEAR!
  • (4:22) POWER POCKETS: how to get a lot done in a little amount of time.
  • (5:01) How many clients does Brandi have at one time? 
  • (6:15) How does Brandi systematize her business?
  • (7:44) How did Brandi start, and how did she get her first couple clients?
  • (10:30) Making the switch from VA to Facebook Ads.
  • (12:22) Brandi’s cost per lead.
  • (15:16) What is the MAIN THING Brandi does to get her work done?
  • (16:50) What are some tips before hiring someone to do facebook ads? 
  • (20:02) What should you be paying for your Facebook Ads manager?
  • (21:50) What does it mean to Brandi to make an impact?
  • (22:36) The best book Brandi’s ever read
  • (22:55) What is next for Brandi?
  • (23:22) Brandi’s program, Serve Sail Soar
  • (24:.17) Connect with Brandi!

Quotes:

“You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time”

“Just show up and help people”

“We’re told so often that we have to choose family or business, and I don’t think that’s true”

“I’m a firm believer that I can have it all”

Resources:

Connect with Brandi

Website: brandimowles.com/

Serve Scale Soar

Links In The Episode

Clickup

Dubsado

The Virtual Savvy

Books In The Episode:

Ask by Ryan Levesque

 

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SECRETS of High Performers (with Angela Naumann): Episode 094

SECRETS of High Performers (with Angela Naumann): Episode 094

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Episode 094:

Angela Naumann is a boymom, bookie nerd, and amateur wine taster. After 20+ years of her own entrepreneurial and personal growth journey, she became a life coach for women that sometimes needed a “Yoda” in their life.

She helps the female entrepreneur that is stressed out, not getting stuff done, wondering how to balance life while not be a moody witch.  With a practical step by step plan, she guides you to renew your mind, build confidence, and balance life so that you can stop stressing and get stuff done, feel stronger, and more confident as you show the world you do have what it takes.

Takeaways:

  • Angela talks about how her mindset was holding her back. She sat at a table of people making way more money than her and she wondered why that wasn’t her. She hired a coach and he wanted to know if she really enjoyed what she was doing. She really started discovering she loved the coaching side of things. Sometimes we have to ask ourselves those tough questions in our business so we can become the entrepreneur we really want to be!
  • Our mindset is an onion: you have to keep peeling back the layers. You can choose what to believe, and what thoughts you allow yourself to have.
  • To manage your thoughts at a high level, you have to have a higher attitude: Confidence, empowerment, etc.
  • A bad mindset can manifest into all aspects of your business and your personal life. Angela talks about how she was afraid of these feelings of discomfort or overwhelm. She figured her business should have been easier than it was – but once she had that mindset shift everything changed.
  • Let’s talk taking time off. This is something Angela stresses. You NEED to be energized, focused, and recharged enough to actually be able to practice success habits.  
  • Clutter: You have to address it before you’re in the mindset to do business. That mess in your house, fix it first. Your phone, put it away. You will never be able to focus when you sit in those clutters.
  • When you’re feeling stuck, here are Angela’s 4 key tips:
    • Get rid of the clutter around you
    • Get really clear on what it is you want, and why you want it
    • Set really specific goals (big goals, and broken down goals)
    • Move yourself from passive action to massive actions
  • Angela says you have to get comfortable being uncomfortable. She says the way we build confidence starts with courage. We have to be able to step outside of what is comfortable to be able to do things. Angela says you need to STEP OUT on courage. The more you do these things, the more you become capable and build these skill sets.
  • Qualities of high performers Angela has seen:
    • They manage their time
    • They manage their thoughts
    • They get ISH done
    • They prioritize their energy
  • Visualize what you want. Not just the end game. Visualize all those aspects of your business and your dream. Visualize every action that it takes to be successful. And ENJOY IT!!

Highlights:

  • (1:31) A little more about Angela.
  • (3:06) How Angela got her start in helping female entrepreneurs become high performers.
  • (6:50) Our mindset is an onion.
  • (7:29) What is a high performance mindset?
  • (8:24) What changes are you going to see when you shift to a high performance mindset?
  • (11:30) Habits for a healthy mind, and why you NEED to take time off of work sometimes.
  • (13:44) If you’re feeling stuck in your mindset, what can you do to get out of that?
  • (15:02) What is the clutter around you? Messy house, phone, etc.
  • (20:01) MASSIVE action instead of passive action.
  • (24:49) Building a business is NOT COMFORTABLE. It shouldn’t be.
  • (27:51) Angela’s examples of the qualities of high performers.
  • (30:45) The power of outsourcing and sticking to the things only YOU can do.
  • (32:22) Angela’s personal mindset challenges and how she got through them.
  • (37:04) One habit we should incorporate into our daily lives to become unstoppable?
  • (39:30) The POWER of visualization.
  • (41:35) Angela’s favorite book: The Dream Giver.
  • (43:03) What does it mean to Angela to make an impact?
  • (44:21) What’s next for Angela?
  • (45:55) Where can you connect with Angela?

Quotes:

“If they can do it, I can do it too”

“Our minds are manageable…we can choose what we believe”

“Later never happens”

“We have to prioritize days we don’t pick up the phone”

“We have to be able to lead ourselves before we can actually lead other people”

“Failing is not failure. It is a learning experience.”
“Fail FORWARD”

“If you don’t have a top earner mindset, you’re not going to become a top earner.”

“If you want to go to that next level, you have to grow”

“You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable”

“The more value you give out to the world, the more value comes back to you”

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10 Common Habits of Highly Successful People

10 Common Habits of Highly Successful People

Today I wanted to talk about 10 common habits of highly successful people.

I’m obsessed with studying successful people. What is it about them that makes them successful?

Some people just seem to achieve all their goals–effortlessly.

Is it luck?

Are they just amazing?

Chances are, they’ve developed some killer habits over the years that have lead to their massive success.

Let’s jump into the 10 habits of successful people.

Habits of Successful People #1: Wake up early

The world’s most successful people have specific morning routines and wake up before the rest of the world.

 

I am obsessed with my morning routine and got so many questions about it I did a whole other blog about it.

 

Wanna learn more about creating a killer morning routine? I got you covered =)

 

Book to read: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

 

One of my tricks is to put on my headphones and listen to a motivational video as I’m getting out of bed. It always puts me in the right state of mind.

Habits of Successful People #2: Set Goals and Write Them Down

I remember learning in college about a Harvard MBA study. The study found that the 3% of graduates who had written down their goals earned 10 times more than the other 97% who didn’t only 10 years after graduation.

 

That motivated me to start writing down my goals =)

 

That year (I think it was sophomore or junior year) I wrote down some crazy stuff that’s happened since:

 

  • Study abroad (lived in Kenya the following year and got 18 A+ credits toward my major)
  • Get my Masters (graduated with my MSW from the George Warren School of Social Work)
  • Learn how to salsa dance (ended up teaching it too and had a freaking blast)

 

You get the picture. Ever since I’ve had clearly defined and written goals and it is WILD to go back and read things that have happened.

 

Create goals and write them down.

 

I’ve learned a ton about goal setting from the master, Tony Robbins.

Habits of Successful People #3: Workout

You might not know my first business was actually in fitness…I played volleyball for 10 years and was a fitness instructor.

 

Yet I still don’t love working out and rarely feel ‘motivated’ to workout.

 

I do it anyway because I love how I feel when I’m done and I know that when I workout I have more energy, mental clarity, and strength, which will help me to be a better mom and entrepreneur.

 

A trick that’s helped me lately is to wake up EARLY (5 am) and immediately listen to a motivational video as I get ready to workout first thing.

 

I’m done by 6 am before life has the ability to ‘get in the way’, which always happens if I put off my workout until later.

 

Try it =)

Habits of Successful People #4: Meditate

I always felt weird about meditating. I’m goal oriented (obvi) and sitting still seemed like a waste of time.

 

But I kept hearing about the benefits and more and more of my mentors shared how it was benefiting them.

 

So I tried it.

 

I think the best benefit for me is just the mental clarity that comes from being still. I get some awesome ideas during that time.

 

If you’re brand new, there are some great apps that can guide you through the meditation.

Calm

Headspace

Abide (Christian)

 

This guided one from Tony Robbins is one of my faves.

 

Habits of Successful People #5: Prioritize

Successful people know how to keep the main thing the main thing. They focus on the needle movers–the few tasks that will greatly impact your bottom line.

 

Here’s a tip:

  • Do a massive brain dump of all the things that need to get done in your business.
  • Circle all the things you can delegate to someone else.
  • Star the few things that will either bring you more revenue right away or help you build your email list.

 

Everything else? It’s busy work and can wait. You don’t need to update your website for the millionth time or order business cards.

 

Get real work done and prioritize =)

 

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” – Tony Robbins

 

Book to read: The One Thing

 

Check out this video from Brendon Burchard about prioritizing.

Habits of Successful People #6: Learn/Grow Continuously

“Your income will be a direct reflection of your level of personal growth.”

 

I wish I could remember who said that–but I heard it in my early 20s and decided growth wouldn’t be optional.

 

Every year I uplevel.

 

I attend new events (upcoming it’s HeartCore Leadership and Business Mastery).

 

I invest in coaches who will push me.

 

I read and listen to audiobooks daily.

 

I heard Tony Robbins say that you’re either growing or you’re dying and it’s true.

 

Choose to pursue growth on a continual basis.

 

One of my fave books is John Maxwell’s Intentional Growth. In this video, he shares his laws of growth.

Habits of Successful People #7: Surround Themselves with Positivity

The most successful people know that they’re the sum of the 5 people they’re closest to.

 

Take a look at your inner circle. Are they where you aspire to be?

 

If not, it’s time to make new friends.

 

Did you know Will Smith posts short motivational videos on Instagram and Youtube? I love them. This one does have a few inappropriate words in them so if you have littles near you beware =)

Habits of Successful People #8: Minimize Distractions

We live in a world that is FULL of distractions.

 

Social media, email, text messages…

 

A life where you can be instantly connected to the world through your phone.

 

If you’re not careful, you’ll end up wasting a ton of time. Every time you hear your phone ding you lose your focus and those minutes of lost focus add up to tons of wasted hours every day.

 

The most successful people in the world have 24 hours in a day, the same as you.

 

They’ve learned how to minimize distractions.

 

You can too!

 

What helps me minimize distractions:

  • Turn off all notifications on your phone and keep it in another room while you’re working.
  • Close out of all other browsers while working
  • Set a timer for an hour and focus on one thing for that entire hour. Then get up when the timer goes off, move around, and repeat.

 

Book to read: High-Performance Habits

 

Habits of Successful People #9: Unplug

I make sure all my clients have entire days where they’re unplugged. If you don’t take at least a day off every week, it’s so easy to get burned out.

 

I know you’re a goal driven, focused girl with big things to do! But having a day off will help you re-energize and have even more focus when you come back.

 

Just trust me on this one =)

 

In this video, Brendon Burchard will share the secrets to unplugging.

Habits of Successful People #10: Track/Measure

In the Compound Effect, Darren Hardy says,

 

“All winners are trackers”.

 

Whatever it is that you want to improve, start tracking it.

 

What you measure you improve upon.

 

In our business, we track:

  • Income
  • Expenses
  • Profit
  • Email list #
  • Traffic
  • FB group numbers
  • IG followers
  • FB page
  • Webinar conversion rate
  • Cost per lead

 

There’s probably more =) But start with the core things you want to grow.

Woot! I know that’s a lot of habits. What I suggest you do is pick ONE that you want to start right away.

 

Master that one.

 

Then a month later, pick your next habit and master it.

 

Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to having wildly successful habits which will help you create an insanely impactful business.

 

Question: Do you have any of these habits? Which one will you start with?

 

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Protecting Your Business (with Lawyer Kailey Jacomet): Episode 093

Protecting Your Business (with Lawyer Kailey Jacomet): Episode 093

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Today I brought in an EXPERT at keeping businesses secure. She knows the ins and outs of trademarking, copywriting, etc. I brought in Kailey Jacomet, who teaches us how to protect our brands. Take some notes, and enjoy!

Takeaways:

  • Kailey talks about her first 100 ideas for coming up with a job didn’t pan out. Some of them didn’t even have to do with the law. But it was through those mis-steps that she got to where she is today. It’s not always the first idea we have that will lead us to success. But the path of how we get there brings us on a journey for a reason.
  • Trademarks are protected for not only for matches, but like matches that could confuse the consumer. Kailey says that before you brand and promote yourself, you have to check that your brand doesn’t infringe on other trademarks- because then all that time and money will go to waste.
  • Kailey says that sometimes business owners overlook trademarking, when it’s actually a really important step. Entrepreneurs should start thinking of intellectual property as adding value to your business. Your intellectual property can be licensed.
  • Kailey talks about using photos for personal vs. commercial use. She sees people making this mistake for intellectual property rights often. You can not use an image that someone else owns unless they gave you a limited license, or if they gave you written consent.
  • Contracts are a must. To be unclear is to be unkind. Kailey talks about how important it is to be upfront with every client as to what is expected, and what needs to be done in what time frame. Writing a contract becomes a reference when things stray off the agreement.
  • Terms of use on a website is so important. It is how you set age restrictions, 13 and under, that protects yourself from trouble. Privacy policies are also so important!
  • Kailey says that to her, making an impact means doing the inner work of making people leave interacting with you more hopeful, and excited for life. She also says that taking calculated risks is so key. Take risks and be bold!

Highlights:

  • (1:29) A little more about Kailey, Brand Law Boutique, and Contract-ista!
  • (5:47) Trademarks- what do we have to do to protect our brands
  • (11:23) Can you hire someone to do your trademarking? Or can you do it on your own?
  • (12:42) How much filing a trademark this cost?
  • (13:50) Why Legal Zoom is not a good idea?
  • (15:27) How to know what to trademark? Name, business, goods?
  • (18:25) Cease and desist.
  • (19:04) Trademarking different products.
  • (22:01) Biggest mistakes Kailey sees people making in trademarking and copywriting.
  • (25:48) Why you need an agreement when using a ghostwriter or freelancer to make an ebook. What that means for your sales if you don’t have a signed agreement.
  • (26:43) When someone steals your work, or photos.
  • (28:50) Contracts- what you should have in a contract, and why they are so important.
  • (30:45) Clauses you MUST have in your contracts.
  • (31:56) What do you need on your website? Terms of Use.
  • (35:30) The best book Kailey has ever read.
  • (38:52) What does it mean to Kailey to make an impact?
  • (40:29) What’s next for Kailey?
  • (42:40 Where to connect with Kailey Jacomet.

Quotes:

“Entrepreneurs should start thinking of intellectual property as adding value to your business.”“To be unclear is to be unkind.”“Success comes from having an actual good idea that you actually implement well.”

Takeaways:Connect with Kailey:

Contract-ista!!
Website: contractista.com

Facebook: On Her Way Up

Instagram: @KaileyJacomet

Trademark help:

Books Mentioned in the Episode:

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Balancing Motherhood and Entrepreneurship (with Tara Counterman): Episode 092

Balancing Motherhood and Entrepreneurship (with Tara Counterman): Episode 092

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Takeaways:

  • Tara talks about how when she had kids, she put herself on a shelf. She totally lost sight of what it meant to be fulfilled, and that led her to what she wanted to do, and who she wanted to help. She wanted to help moms in her position to realize their dreams were worth fulfilling.
  • Stepping outside of the box. Tara says sometimes what you need is permission to step outside of the box. A lot of times as entrepreneurs, guilt sometimes follows, especially with being a mama. But by being a part of the Impact Blogging Academy, Tara talked about how she was given permission to be the entrepreneur she wanted to be, which gave her the confidence to show up as herself.
  • Mindset is one topic Tara sees so many mompreneurs struggling with. Sometimes in today’s society, moms are told they have to serve everyone else and not give themselves time and energy too. Tara explains that this limiting belief is a direct link from not giving ourselves that self care.
  • Take an inventory of what your priorities are. Tara shares that you need to step away sometimes. Don’t spend all day in your office with constant disruptions. Sometimes you need to give yourself some grace. Realize what your productive hours are, ask for help, and outsource. Surround yourself with a team of people who can help you grow.
  • If you have your phone next to you, you won’t get stuff done. Tara says that doesn’t serve her business or her family. You have to set up boundaries for yourself to put it down and put it away. The time that is unplugged, you will find with be your most productive and creative hours by far.
  • You have to invest in yourself. Tara talks about the fact that she used to buy supplies, and not think about a serious big investment. However, when she hired a coach, someone to hold her accountable, she was finally about to use that investment as her launching point for a successful business.

 

Highlights:

  • (0:02:25) A little more about Tara.
  • (0:04:44) Tara’s turning point to realizing she was putting herself on the back burner.
  • (0:07:15) Giving yourself permission!
  • (0:10:03) Niching down…why the process is so necessary for becoming a successful entrepreneur.
  • (0:10:52) Some of the biggest struggles Tara sees mompreneurs making.
  • (0:12:40) Ways moms can overcome limiting belief.
  • (0:14:20) Tips to show up like a rockstar mom.
  • (0:14:35) Tara’s favorite podcasts.
  • (0:15:34) Tara’s tips on how to get stuff done with kids in the house.
  • (0:18:20) The power of toy rotation!
  • (0:20:50) Setting boundaries with your phone.
  • (0:22:30) Other boundaries Tara has that have helped her business and your family.
  • (0:23:20) Does Tara believe in balance?
  • (0:26:01) Actionable tips Tara has for moms young kids.
  • (0:28:03) The best investment Tara has made for her business.
  • (28:55) The best book Tara’s ever read.
  • (0:29:37) What does it mean to Tara to make an impact?
    (0:30:04) What’s next for Tara?
  • (0:31:41) Where you can connect with Tara.

Quotes:

“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for network marketing.”

“Just do something to fuel yourself.”

“Just wash your face.”

“The hustle is so over promoted. You can do things in alignment.”

“Everything is going to happen in seasons.”

Resources:

Tara’s Social Media’s

Facebook Group: Tara Counterman – Limitless Mamas – Mentor for Moms

Instagram: @tara_counterman

 

Tara’s Freebie!

taracounterman.com/toddlerroutine

 

Books Talked About in the Episode

 

Podcasts Talked About in the Episode

  • Limitless Mamas (Tara Counterman)
  • She’s Making An Impact Podcast (Rachel Ngom)
  • Goal Diggers (Jenna Kutcher)
  • The Rise Podcast (Rachel Hollace)

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How to Build a Wildly Successful Community AND Be a Great Mom (with Ashley Meyer): Episode 091

How to Build a Wildly Successful Community AND Be a Great Mom (with Ashley Meyer): Episode 091

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Episode 091:

Ashley Meyer, ESQ. was born with a fire in her spirit that shows up in everything she does (including her curly red hair!).

Ashley was born to be a lawyer. She spent years building her legal career, and when it came time to have children she was eager to find a community of moms she could relate to. But what she found didn’t quite work for her. She felt out of place when her worlds of work and life couldn’t coexist. Desperately searching for a space to be fully “her,” she came up empty-handed. So, she created Mommies Hiring Mommies, a community all about, and for, moms doing it all! And also has MOMpire and the MOMpire Podcast where she shares the inspiration and tools moms need to build sustainable businesses to support the life they love.

 

Supporting families through her legal practice is something Ashley is deeply passionate about.  With growth exploding daily, the MHM community empowers moms everyday, both in business and in life.

 

 

Takeaways:

  • Ashley shares that the start of her creating her own Facebook group was actually getting kicked out of a mom Facebook group. She learned so much about what she needed out of a group, and didn’t think the group allowed to be every version of herself anyway. That stressful situation sparked a fire in her to create a group where mom entrepreneurs could have a space where they could do business and get honest, real support. Sometime those setbacks lead us to our next big thing.
  • Ashley talks about a sense of community. When she was building her networking groups, she said moms would come to her from their towns asking for these groups. I think when you have something to offer a mass community of people, it will show. When you are attracting your clients, you know you’re doing something right. Everyone wants to connect, and get help, and Ashley has helped set up mom entrepreneurs up for success.
  • People crave the personal connection. This is so true, and the reason Ashley’s networking meetups are so important to her business. The online space gets entrepreneurs very far, but there is still that need for physical help sometimes.
  • Ashley talks about how she gives 100% to all aspects of her life. She doesn’t balance these different areas, she gives 100%. Her advice is to show up wherever you are. If you see an area lacking, revisit your schedule and see where you can make more room to fill that void so that area feels 100% again.
  • The most successful people Ashley sees are the ones who are MASSIVELY consistent. She says that this consistency comes from routines and systems that ends up leading to conversions.
  • Break your journey into little wins, a “Series of Stations”. If you’re only celebrating huuuuge successes, you’re going to find yourself waiting to celebrate. Celebrate tiny little successes so that every week, or every day has a victory. Enjoy the journey.

Highlights:

  • (0:02:18) A little more about Ashley Meyer.
  • (0:03:35) How getting kicked out of a Facebook group led Ashley to creating her own KILLER group.
  • (0:07:48) Networking groups Ashley has built. How did she do it, and how she made them grow efficiently throughout the country.
  • (0:12:46) Why Ashley’s business has grown so quickly?
  • (0:15:47) Ashley’s business model.
  • (0:18:15) What’s next in Ashley’s business.
  • (0:20:40) Why Ashley doesn’t believe in balance.
  • (0:27:01) How you can give 100% to being a mom as an entrepreneur.
  • (0:28:35) Mistakes Ashley sees mom-entrepreneurs making.
  • (0:36:35) Your life is a series of stations.
  • (0:38:29) What it means to Ashley to make an impact.
  • (0:40:58) Where to connect with Ashley!

Quotes:

“Really touching people and serving people is what can grow a business”

“If you don’t focus on the basics of relationships and connection, then you’re not going to succeed long term.”

“Nothing will ever replace a physical hug”

“Consistency is everything no matter what you’re doing”

“Focus on service, and the money is the byproduct”

“You’ll never reach the goal if you don’t enjoy the journey”

 

Resources:

Books:

 

Ashley’s Social Medias:

the-mompire.com

Instagram:@themompire

Twitter: @themompire

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/theMOMpire/

 

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How to Systematize Your Business & Get More FREEDOM (with Barbara Turley): Episode 090

How to Systematize Your Business & Get More FREEDOM (with Barbara Turley): Episode 090

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Episode 090:

Barbara Turley is an investor, entrepreneur, and Founder & CEO of The Virtual Hub – a business she started by accident that exploded in the space of 12 months to become one of the leading companies that recruits, trains, and manages virtual assistants for businesses who need to free up time and energy so they can go to the next level. With a strong focus on customized training and ongoing career development, Barbara ensures that her team is trained in cutting-edge programs (like Hubspot, Ontraport, etc.) to best meet their clients’ unique needs in digital marketing, social media, personal assistant services, and administrative support.

Barbara is also a mom (to her gorgeous daughter Ruby), wife to her best friend Eti and an adventure lover with a passion for horses, skiing, tennis, and spending time in nature.  

Takeaways:

  • Barbara talks about how her business helps solves the problem of outsourcing for entrepreneurs. She says she sees too many people get caught up in their branding. She says the NUMBER 1 thing you have to focus on is sales. You want to solve the pain point that exists for your client today. Don’t just focus on your brand story, graphics, etc. focus on those sales, and early on dip your toes into outsourcing.
  • Business is messy. Barbara says that the most successful businesses just go out and sell. They don’t have the perfect branding and website at the beginning. And guess what? You can always change those things. But the thing you want to focus on at first is selling something your clients need. Sell, sell, sell.
  • Make fast decisions. Barbara says that the best entrepreneurs don’t sit on every step and wait. They decide in a moment that something isn’t working, and move forward. You have to dig under things, and stay on your toes. Don’t get stuck on the little steps. Keep pushing.
  • Barbara talks about the first thing you should delegate out of your business is social media. You don’t want to get sucked into being perfect on social media. Instead, you want to just post and get stuff out there!
  • Before you get a VA or hire out work, you need to form a structure of what exactly you want to delegate out in your business. She suggests listing out everything even the smallest steps that you do in your business. Write it all out, and how you like it to be done. Then you have to decide what of all those tasks you want to be delegated to a VA. Communication is KEY!
  • At the end of the day, building a company involves systematizing, delegating, evolving, and refining continuously! It’s HARD WORK that Barbara says takes a lot of self evaluation. It has to be a constant focus and priority in order for it to grow.

Highlights:

  • (2:01) A little more about Barbara.
  • (2:32) Barbara’s business: what is it and who do they help?
  • (3:08) How did Barbara set up an entire business in the Philippines without even living there?
  • (4:51) Why you NEED to outsource.
  • (8:15) Business is messy. Barbara’s advice on growth.
  • (9:39) The first people Barbara hired when she first started outsourcing.
  • (10:53) What are some of the first steps Barbara took to get her business off the ground?
  • (13:10) Barbara’s systems that she uses in her business.
  • (15:44) What should be delegated in your business first?
  • (17:21) The number one mistake Barbara sees entrepreneurs making when hiring somebody.
  • (18:17) Key steps you should take before hiring a VA or outsourcing work.
  • (19:40) How to successfully onboard somebody.
  • (21:46) What are some things to be aware of if you’re outsourcing internationally.
  • (24:17) Why you need to systematize, delegate, evolve, and refine continuously.
  • (26:30) How did Barbara build a big business without being in it all the time.
  • (28:29) How Barbara balances mom life with entrepreneur life.
  • (30:02) The best book Barbara has ever read.
  • (31:08) What does it mean to Barbara to make an impact?
  • (32:50) What’s next for Barbara Turley?
  • (34:29) Where can you connect with Barbara?

 

Quotes:

“You want to solve the pain point that exists for your client today.”

“It’s not as easy as people think.”

“You can have control, or you can have growth, but you can’t have both.”

“Business is messy.”

“Sell something, and figure it out as you grow.”

“Successful entrepreneurs make fast decisions.”

“You’ve gotta start getting comfortable with things not being perfect.”

“Systematize, delegate, evolve, and refine continuously.”

“You need to be the one who’s the conductor of the orchestra.”

“I do believe that you can build an amazing company that changes lives, and has mission and vision without destroying yourself.”

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How to Use Trello Effectively for Business

How to Use Trello Effectively for Business

Do you use Trello for your business? If not, you’re missing out!! I use Trello to help me stay organized and productive in my business, but also to keep my personal life organized as well. 

In this post, I’ll show you how to use Trello for business. Be sure to watch the video tutorial too =)

How to Use Trello Step 1: Create a New Board

First, create your board. You’ll see at the bottom of my screenshot where it says, ‘create new board’. Click that button to get started. 

How to Use Trello Step 2: Create a New List

After you name your board, you can create your first list. Name your list.

How to Use Trello Step 3: Create a New Card within the List

Within each list, you can create a card. Create your first card.

How to Use Trello Step 4: Edit Your Card

If you want to create a to-do list within the card, hit the checklist button on the right to create a new checklist, then add the items you want to accomplish. 

Within that card, you can add a new team member, set a due date, etc.

Be sure to watch the video for a more detailed Trello tutorial. 

Have you used Trello yet? Are you going to start? 

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