I love predictions - I love to think about them myself and I LOVE to hear what other people think is coming in terms of trends, shifts, and where we're headed as a community and the creator space as a whole. So.... what are *your* predictions for the creator space, online biz, etc for 2024 and beyond? 🔮 Let's share in the comments!
Or low effort but high return on time offers? I have a 5 figure goal that I want to hit but I’m thinking that the offer has to be a version of high ticket. Some high level thoughts are: Done for you Voxer days VIP days (Insert your thoughts)
Hello everyone, I'm doing some 2024 planning and collaborations & email list growth is my top priority. So I figured, why not try both? Ideally I'd like to send my audience one new freebie every week for 2024. I have an automated newsletter that I send out to my audience and it gets a 35%+ weekly open rate and I figure it would be a great opportunity for some exposure! Since this is a SWAP, I'd like to also be able to promote my freebies to your email list as well. I'm currently looking to collaborate with individuals who target the creator niche - specifically content creators (think bloggers, youtubers, etc.). There's no audience requirements but I've created a collaboration form to get the conversations going. If we are a good fit to work together - perhaps we can collaborate! You can fill out the form here.
Okay I just had to share this software that has a Blackfriday lifetime deal on Appsumo. It’s called Spoken (formerly) Rumble and is an async podcasting software - which I freaking love as I would love to do/be on more podcasts going into 2024 but finding a “meeting time” has always been a challenge. I’m not an affiliate but I do think it’s worth sharing with the community! I won’t bore you with all the details of the deal, check out the page yourself https://appsumo.com/products/rumble-studio/
So Im looking to launch a new course, and was curious on what varying price points everyone is using and whether these is a sweet spot you're finding that is working really well? Thanks in advance! PS: thank you @Mariah Coz for this awesome community
Are you doing a special Cyber Monday deal for one of your offers? Feel free to share it in the comments below! Are you grabbing anything fabulous on sale for Cyber Monday for business owners (software, tools, etc) - share it in the comments! I hope everyone who's doing a BF/CM sale has been having a wonderfully abundant weekend!
Hey everyone! To those who dabble in SEO - how has traffic been going for you these past 6-12 months? I ask because I've focused on SEO now for about 4-5 years and have done really well - at one point I was getting 100k visits to my website a month and had about 1200 new subscribers joining my email list each month. Since about April it's been tanking slowly but surely (with the occasional bump up but the overall trend is traffic declining), and if anything I'm putting out longer, meatier blog posts since the beginning of this year, doing occasional refurbs, getting unique backlinks from reputable high domain authority websites etc. Now, just to clarify, my website traffic isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but this never-ending decline is making me a little worried. And I can't for the life of me work out why there's a steady decline. I'm an authority on my subject, I have a growing body of work on my website etc. I'm going to hop on a call with my SEO specialist but I'd love to hear thoughts from others too. Thanks 😊
This is the introductions thread. Say hi, tell us what your business is all about! In your introduction, answer these 3 questions: ➡️ What is your name? (feel free to share pronouns if you’d like!) ➡️ What is your business or platform? Who do you serve, what do you sell, etc ➡️ If you were to host your dream party, and the sky was the limit, what would the theme be? We can’t wait to meet you!
I'm the host of the Blissful Biz podcast and I'm looking for new podcast guests! I’m right in the middle of pivoting my niche from yoga teachers to women entrepreneurs in midlife. You would either be an entrepreneur in your fifties (or around that) or working with entrepreneurs in midlife. Here you can learn more about me and the podcast (still with the old branding): www.susannerieker.com/podcast Send me a DM if that resonates with you 🤗
This was an article I wrote for LinkedIn yesterday which shows that even governments are starting to embrace the use of AI for chat bots but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Sumal to launch AI chatbot for Britons to pay taxes that's right Artificial Intelligence is playing the taxman. Imagine a future where fulfilling tax obligations and pension access is a chat away. UK's chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is molding this future with an AI chatbot. Bringing AI into public services isn't new but signals a leap towards tech-savvy taxation. A chat with the bot, and Brits can swiftly clear their taxes and pensions. Exploring further, the underlying development reveals this has potential personalised service without the need for staff interaction. The AI chatbot, fed with your financial history, will serve customised recommendations and timely reminders. Bid farewell to 'one-size-fits-all' government services for good. This is far beyond convenience, it's a revolution in public service interaction. It's making services accessible and user-friendly. Data privacy and security concerns are inevitable but can be tackled with rigorous measures that are to be put in place. The journey to digital-first public service may be rough and won't be without problems, but the potential gains are huge. So, what does this mean for professionals and your average tax-paying Britian? Is this the dawn of efficient, personalised government service? If this excites you or you are considering using AI-powered chatbots in your own business, let's discuss.
I am FINALLY "cleaning up" my list by removing cold subscribers who don't raise their hand to stay on our list. Over the next week or so, I am sending 3 emails to a huge segment of subscribers who haven't opened our emails in a while. Giving them one last chance to let us know they'd like to stay on our newsletter... Then we're removing them! I always thought this process would be super scary. I avoided it for so long (literally this has been on my list for years, and has been at the top of my list for 9 months while I diligently ignored it and bumped it to next month 10 times). But now that I'm doing it, it's really not that bad! I wrote the 3 emails. Created a "link trigger" in Convertkit for people who want to stay on to click. And I sent the first one out this morning. Would it be helpful to you all to see the emails I sent after I'm done with this process? Personally I found that every example email copy and template I found online wasn't that great and sounded really formal/awkward, so I wrote my own to match our brand voice. Happy to share them as I'm sending these over the next week if it's helpful as an example!
I've just spent 2+ weeks with my computer completely shut (and longer than that before that with it only partly open) and I'm starting to come back slowly. I spent the past 2 weeks completely away from business. I went thrifting every day. Started a second hobby Tiktok to document it all. Pressure free. Just for the joy and connection and creativity. I allowed myself space and time to do whatever I needed to do to look after myself. In my past business model I would never have been able to do that. I was controlled by deadlines and launches and 'showing up' and promises. As you're creating your offers, can I recommend 1 or 2 things. 1. Build your offer delivery in ways that give you this flexibility to take unplanned time off if you need. Evergreen really is your best friend for this. Listen to everything Mariah says around this. 2. Create a really strong plan that is actionable by someone other than you, should you need to take immediate time off for any reason. Something that makes sure everything that needs to get taken care of, all your promises etc are sorted and you have the ability to close the computer and look after yourself. It often doesn't feels like a top priority until you need it. And that's when it's too late and you have to push through it all yourself when you have the least ability to and you risk burnout or worse. The value of being able to step away from business when you need is unmatched to anything else. It is a bigger priority than sales IMO. When you hear people talking about evergreen and selling on autopilot etc... and if you ever question the ethics of it, remember to consider how whether it's ethical to push yourself to the point of burning out/ mental health issues/stress etc to do what you do. Is it ethical to push through selling in other ways when you are physically and mentally destroying yourself doing so? No. Give yourself the permission to look after yourself by prioritising business models that allow you to sustainably sell. I can't tell you how grateful I am that I was able to step away for the past while without my clients being impacted negatively.
Podcast Chats are where we keep the conversation going and dive deeper into the topics on our podcast episodes! This thread is for the episode, "Beyond Courses & Coaching: My Brain Is Exploding With Creative Monetization Ideas (Part 1)" 🎧 You can find this episode by searching for The Mariah Coz Show on your favorite podcast app! ➡️ I'd love to know - what did you think? Any insights, questions or takeaways you'd like to share in the comments? In this episode, I am sharing creative, unique monetization ideas that go beyond the typical “online course” or coaching program - this series of episodes will inspire you and give you so many fresh ideas for offers you could create. This is part 1 in a 3-part series, so definitely keep listening for tons of fresh, new ideas for monetizing your business and audience that are definitely going to get your gears turning (and hopefully reduce the overwhelming feeling like you need to create a huge course to make sales). In this episode: - Why simplifying and streamlining your product delivery and format can actually help you stand out in a saturated market of courses and coaching programs that all look and sound the same - How creators inadvertently get taken out of their zone of genius when they go to create paid, premium products - thinking they need to create something in a different format in order to sell it (and what to do instead) - What I noticed about my own habits online with content consumption and realized this was a bigger pattern happening in the education industry as a whole - Why you need to pay more attention when people say they would pay for just one core component of your offer, and how to turn that into its own product - Introduction to our 3-part series on creative monetization ideas for creators 🎧 Find the Mariah Coz Show podcast on your favorite app to listen! Amazon Music/Audible Apple
Even though our 3-week Sprint in Monetize *officially* kicks off Monday October 23rd, so many of our members are already getting to work on their communities and paid products! In case you missed it, we're doing this fun "sprint" together and anyone who launches either a free community or paid digital product with us in Monetize before the deadline, we'll promote you to our audience (just in time for Black Friday!). Join us today to start your Sprint! So how *exactly* would you go about launching a free community or paid offer in just 3 weeks? Let me show you. ⭐ There’s 2 paths our members can take for this Sprint. - You can choose to launch a free community (my Creator Party community is an example) - OR you can choose to launch a paid offer - either a one-time purchase digital product or a subscription-style offer for recurring revenue. Either way, you’ve got everything you need inside Monetize to make it happen! Monetize also includes a subscription to Skool so the software you need to launch a free community, paid subscription or digital product is included! If you're launching a free community with us for the Sprint, here's what your 3 week timeline would look like: Week 1: Design Your Community - Come up with an idea or theme for your free community - Decide who your community is for - Outline what you will include inside: free trainings, bonuses, incentives that unlock, etc Week 2: Set Up Your Group - Use the checklists and templates to set up your community - Create graphics and write copy with our examples - Set up key features like Member Questions and auto-DMs to welcome people Week 3: Prepare to Promote - Publish some posts in your group before anyone joins - Invite your current customers or clients into your group first, using our email templates - Write an email and social posts inviting your followers into your community - Prepare a plan to promote your community following our training
Have you ever got Frustrated when trying to watch a Youtube video,only to be interrupted by a Commercial every 30 Seconds or so. Have you ever saw a youtube video you would love to download but not in the Crappy quality that youtube downloads them in,but the Same quality the video was Uploaded in? Well,If so I have something i've been using for about 5 years or so that may interest you,it Eliminates those issues,and it's FREE! No more Commercials on YT videos,and you can Download most any video on youtube in the Same Quality it was uploaded in. Just do a Google search for ClipGrab,Download it,install it,and Use it,Did I Mention it was FREE? You're Welcome
Our Sprint officially kicks off tomorrow October 23rd, but people are already making progress and getting started creating their free and paid offers in the Monetize community! If you want me to promote your offer to our audience before Black Friday (B2C and B2B topics welcome!)... Now is the time to join us! I am loving the Sprint - working together in the community, a *real* reason to take action, and the opportunity to boost your business. And.. I'm not sure when I’ll do anything like this again! (It’s very rare with my promo schedule I get a chance to promote other people’s offers like this.) Let’s embrace imperfect action and launch something we’re proud of before the end of November. Let’s do it together. Let’s support each other. Monetize also includes a subscription to Skool so the software you need to launch a free community, paid subscription or digital product is all included! Here’s how the Sprint works: ✅ You join Monetize, where you will create + prepare to launch either a free group or paid offer (subscription or one-time purchase digital product) in about 3 weeks, using our step-by-step tools, templates, checklists, and trainings that make it as simple as possible ✅ You will submit a link to your offer to be included in a blog post that will be promoted to our audience (there’s a deadline to submit your link by). We welcome both B2C and B2B offers! ✅ I will promote that post to my email list, on social media, and in the Creator Party community (thousands of people combined, an audience with a variety of interests) All of this is happening before Black Friday/Cyber Monday! The 3-week sprint *officially* kicks off TOMORROW, October 23rd in the Monetize community. Join us today to start your Sprint! I can’t wait to see what everyone creates. Thank you to our sponsor and partner, Skool, for making this possible!
Can you really launch either a free community or paid digital product or subscription in just 3 weeks? I know, it’s an accelerated timeline - but that’s exactly what we’re doing in our new “Sprint” happening inside Monetize right now! Join us today and get a head start! I’ve launched lots of small digital products with just a few weeks of prep. The Champagne Client Content Kit went from idea to launch in about 4 days…and has hundreds of students 🤯 There’s something powerful about getting out of your head and INTO taking action - that’s the only way we really learn! 🏃 Embrace imperfect action You don’t need the “perfect” idea. Everything you create will evolve over time, but start with version 1 now. Get out of your own way and let go of perfectionism, because the only way to learn is to take action and get actual feedback from your audience. 💞 Do it with a community You know what makes everything more fun? Doing it together. When you know you’re not alone, you have a community that has your back and is on the same journey, you can move forward without all the self doubt. 📝 Have a step-by-step plan I want to make this process as simple as humanly possible. So I created an accelerated path with checklists and direct actions to take to launch either a free community or paid offer in the fastest way possible with the tools and resources inside Monetize. Each action item is laid out, the templates make it simple, and you are making progress! Monetize also includes a subscription to Skool so the software you need to launch a free community, paid subscription or digital product is all included! Are you joining us for the Sprint, so I can promote your free group or paid offer to my audience before Black Friday? Here’s how the Sprint works: ✅ You join Monetize, where you will create + prepare to launch either a free group or paid offer (subscription or one-time purchase digital product) in about 3 weeks, using our step-by-step tools, templates, checklists, and trainings that make it as simple as possible
Hey Creators! With the "black friday season" a month away I wanted to share what I'm doing with you all. I think it may provide some good insights and maybe spark a few ideas...I hope it helps. Some Context: Every black friday in the past has felt like a shit show. I've always done things last minute and felt like I was sacrificing the important "holiday time" with my family on my business. After one to many shitty experiences I decided to approach things differently this year. Originally I thought I was going to do a "bundle of products" but then that required me to do another sales page...and let's say I don't want to do that. So I simply: - leveraged the sales pages I currently had for each one of my products - Create a limited time coupon for the week the "discount goes live" - Schedule two emails: one for when the discount is open, and one where the discount is going to close I have 3 mystery offers that I'll be offering to my audience. So in reality all I had to was create 6 emails 2 coupon codes One checkout page (super duper simple) That's it! During this season I'll also be on a month holiday off...and I've decided to create a "pre expectations" email for my audience notifying them that there will be deals going on in November, but I'll also be OOO. Ultimately, I think I wrote it in such a way where honestly my audience can make the decision that's best for them. Here's a preview of the expectations email - in case it helps anyone! https://preview.mailerlite.io/preview/109042/emails/101584013656852196 Any who I hope it helps!
Wasn't sure if this is classed as value bomb or just regular information @Mariah Coz but hopefully you approve. Ever wondered what business metrics could reveal to help you sell more of your services to clients? Decipher the maths behind your monthly leads and visitors. It's not as complex as it looks. For instance, let's take a hypothetical scenario: You get a monthly footfall of 5,000 visitors. Your product's market value is $1000. (Just for easy calculations) The average website conversion rate usually hinges around 1.5-2%. Now, if your website follows this trend, the monthly data should look something like this: Visitor conversion at 2%: 100 visits Sales tallying up to $100,000 Assuming a profit of 20% after costs, before tax, you rake in $20,000 This simple analysis shows that you can spend up to your gross profit margin to acquire a client and not incur any losses. But, let's imagine if you could double your conversion rate. Most of us are savvy marketers and know the importance of landing pages, CTA's, and all that stuff but the odd tweak here and there can easily double our conversion rate in most cases. Let's consider we boost it to just a 4% conversion rate: Visitor conversion jumps to 4%: 200 visits Sales spike up to $200,000 Profit, post-costs, swells to $40,000 Simple equation, right? Throw is a good CRM and follow-up system and doubling your conversion rate shouldn't be beyond any of us, should it? One thing I will say is don't get too hung up on the tech once you figure out the changes you can always hire someone to do all the geeky stuff for you. Remember once you capture a client once provided you continue to deliver value you can keep them for life. If it's cool with you guys I have a couple of more things that explain why this can work for you if it is OK to post them here?
I have a unique weekly planning and "to-do" system I've been using every single week since March (which is a big deal because I usually can't stick to ANYTHING). It's all built in Google Docs, super simple to use. We don't use asana/trello/clickup/etc. I want to record a video walkthrough and podcast for you about it next week, and want to make sure I answer all of your questions! Ask me anything about - 3 day workweek - how I structure my days and tasks - how I balance getting things done with my ebbs/flows of energy - my ideal schedule - what I do on a regular basis - whatever else you wanna know! Excited to share more, I know this has been a recurring question for a while!
Hey Creators! I'm putting my self out there lol, I've put the final touches to my sales page for my affiliate marketing course: Your First $100 as an Affiliate Marketer. I already got some pre-sales but this will be the final "sales page" that will be part of my tripwire funnel. What are your thoughts on the copy? What FAQ's come to mind? Open to any and all feedback! Also pro tip: Etsy has been the best place for me to grab done for you sales page templates, all you have to do afterwards is just plug in your copy! Here's the page (test mode - not live): https://tinalopezcoaching.thrivecart.com/your-first-100-as-an-affiliate-marketer/ Appreciate any and all feedback and your help! Thanks in advance!
Anyone happen to have an extra (free or discounted) ticket to VidSummit? I know some conferences, vendors, sponsors, or speakers are allowed so many free or discounted tickets. So just wondering if anyone has an extra ticket they'd like to get off their hands?
Hi 👋 Wondering if any other members here use Thrive Cart + Skool or are planning to? I have built my interface to launch my new membership on TC before coming here and checking out Skool! Now very confused! 😬