If you're like so many conscious/heart-centered entrepreneurs, a lot of traditional direct response copywriting probably makes you pretty uncomfortable. (And just to be clear—copywriting is writing promotional materials—it has nothing to do with protecting your intellectual property. Direct response copywriting is copy that persuades people to take some sort of action. … [Read more...] about 3 Simple Steps to Writing Copy That Connects and Converts (AND Feels Good)
Over the years, one of the biggest things I've seen trip up entrepreneurs (especially conscious, heart-centered, spiritual, love-based ones) is knowing how much to charge for your products and services. The struggle between trying to earn a solid income with how comfortable YOU are owning your own value is huge. So, that's why I asked my friend Ali Shanti (you may also know her … [Read more...] about Stop Trying to Charge What You’re Worth and What to Do Instead
As someone who is currently building a multiple-passion business (in my case, I'm building not one, not two, but THREE businesses (or four, depending on how you count them: my fiction brand, my love-based publishing company and nonfiction brand and my copywriting company), I have a lot to share around the specifics of how to start a business around multiple … [Read more...] about 3 Critical Steps to Building a Business Around Multiple Passions
It happens all the time. You have what you think is a "marketing problem." You have a disappointing product launch. You have issues consistently selling your services. A program that used to sell well stopped. There are a lot of reasons why this could be happening, and in most (if not all) of the cases, the issue comes down to what looks like a marketing problem. But, … [Read more...] about Marketing Problem? The Surprising Reasons You’re Not Making Money
Yes, the product launch is dead. No, it isn't. It depends. (Way to be decisive Michele!) Before I dig in, I want to start by defining “product launch.” Product launches aren't new. Businesses have been crafting campaigns to launch a new product or program or service for as long as they've been creating new offerings. Turning the unveiling of a new product into an … [Read more...] about Product Launch Secrets: Are Product Launches Dead?
Along with creating new goals and resolutions, it's also that time of year to dust off the crystal ball (aka an angel snow globe in my case) and make some predictions for the New Year, especially around the hot topic of business success. And, I'm not going to sugar coat it; 2017 was a little rough, and it could get rougher. BUT, as always, there is opportunity as well, … [Read more...] about 7 HOT Predictions for Business Success
There's just no getting around it. If you want to be an entrepreneur and own your own business, you gotta sell something. Because if you're not selling something -- your time, your expertise, a product, a book, an opportunity, SOMETHING -- you're not making any money. And that kind of defeats the whole purpose of having a business. (Not only that, if you're not selling … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! I Can’t Sell Because I Hate Selling!
You've likely heard the statement -- do what you love and the money will follow. But is it true? Well, yes and no. On one hand, when you do what you love, you're likely passionate about it as well. Which usually means, you're also spending a lot of time working on it. And typically the more time you're spending at something, the more likely you'll be successful at … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! If You Do What You Love, Will the Money Follow?