Is it a bad idea to use unlisted YouTube videos for embedding your course videos? I have been using the free plan of Vidyard but I’m at the max number of videos for that now and was considering Vimeo but also trying to keep my subscription expenses down while I build up my revenue.
Hi all!!! I'm curious how everyone prioritizes rest while running your businesses. As a business owner currently in limbo (I never closed my business down completely and still have a few lingering clients that I work with), I know for a fact that my ignoring rest and self-care led me to this place. I'm currently trying to figure out where to go from here, but I'm nervous I'll fall into the same traps again. So what do you do to prioritize rest and take care of yourself as a business owner? I'm also very interested in doing things more passively, as well as with a small team or even just on my own. So any tips would be AMAZING.
I prioritize time for cooking, exercise, getting out in nature and the sun, and frequent short breaks on a daily basis during my work days. I was aiming for 3 or 4 day work weeks for awhile but found that was not realistic for me to get everything done as I am still in a growth phase. So now I try to not PLAN work for the weekend. If I end up working a little bit on the weekend to catch up on a quick task it's OK - not ideal, but because I rest quite a bit and have good balance during the work week, it evens out. I try not to work 7 consecutive days when possible (even working just a little bit per day) - I did that for awhile and that was a recipe for feeling burnout and exhausted. So if I end up working a bit on Saturday, I take Sundays off. I have also shifted how I plan what I will tackle for marketing/sales projects (in addition to my client work/program delivery) to be more realistic...I estimate how long each task will take, add it up, and plan accordingly what tasks I will do each day/week to align with my target hours. When I glance at my plan for the month at first it almost appears like a joke because it looks like so few hours but the key is I am working on actually completing each task in the estimated time (not going over) and actually staying on track with the plan (not falling behind). Over-planning is a big way I felt over-worked, burned out and overwhelmed in the past - so basically now I aim for no more than 1 hour per week day of planned marketing projects/tasks, 0 on the weekends, if a project cannot be realistically completed in the available time in a month I adjust what I plan to do accordingly and don't take on unrealistic excessive plans. In the past I would try to fit as much as possible into each day and plan 2-3+ hours per day of marketing-related tasks/projects and have the mindset "I can do that!" and try to do it all...now I'm taking the opposite approach and optimizing for what almost feels too realistic, so I actually land somewhere close to my actual plan when it's all said and done.
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@D'Ana Joi I love that you shared this! I can relate to so much of what you shared and also got some good ideas for how I could personally do things a bit differently on my end. I’m in alignment with you as far as recognizing the importance of back and forth coaching that can’t quite be replaced by a Q&A podcast as well as the private podcast with call replays and audios from course videos being a high value add!
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@Mariah Coz Thank you for clarifying! That is really interesting because while I have done a lot of the work to set up the structured funnels etc. for EE/HTH I actually never got to the point of using Deadline Funnels (have just been doing open/close cart or my own workarounds incorporating a call booking page while I'm on "evergreen" between launches) and I've been feeling called to lean more into content and community for building traffic and nurturing lately. It sounds like I could still use the info in the Monetize course to sell a one-time digital course vs. a subscription/membership right? It's just a bit more focused on memberships and recurring revenues, as well as a more organic flow for making the sales of the digital products? I look forward to seeing that visual video showing the difference between the two approaches once you have it ready!