Before I dive into walking you though how to build a business around multiple passions, I thought I'd back up a step and talk about whether or not this is even a good idea. Conventional wisdom says no. Never build a business around multiple passions. And for years, I, too, would also advise entrepreneurs not to do it, because it's a lot of work. You see, while in some … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do You Build a Business Around Multiple Passions?
I was recently cleaning out some old papers I happened to find at the bottom of my desk, when I came across some teachings from Dan Kennedy. If you haven't heard of Dan Kennedy, he's this old, grizzled marketing and copy guru and author of the No BS series of books. In the beginning of my career, I learned a lot about how to write traditional copy from him. (He was also the … [Read more...] about The Secret to Building a Business That Can Weather Any Storm … No Matter How Scary
Before I get to the story about the business with 12 Million followers, I want to start by discussing a Facebook ad about the "truth around building an audience" that drives me bonkers every time I see it, so I decided to share my analysis around why I think it's extremely misleading (and could even be dangerous to your financial and business health). In a nutshell, the ad … [Read more...] about [Real World Analysis] How a Business with 12 Million Followers Went Bankrupt
There's nothing wrong with wanting to stay safe. The problem comes in when wanting to stay safe starts to interfere with your dreams. I started this conversation on this episode of Flip It! called "A Simple Marketing Exercise That Could Transform Your Business." There, I talk about committing to consistently taking action on one marketing tactic for a year and see what … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Trading Your Success For Safety?
When creating a content marketing plan, a lot of entrepreneurs I know do it backwards. They sit down and start brainstorming a bunch of topics. Which can work. But, it can also be a big time waster (especially if the entrepreneurs get stuck and have no idea what they want to create). There's also a high likelihood they don't end up creating content their ideal client wants … [Read more...] about 3 Crucial Steps to Take BEFORE Creating a Content Marketing Plan
Why Success Is Never a Straight Line. In this episode of Love-Based Money, Michele PW flies solo to share her recent experience in creating a successful marketing strategy. You can read more about the actual strategy here, but in a nutshell, she started a brand-new blog from scratch, and it took about a year to really start getting some traction. However, looking back, … [Read more...] about Episode 68 – The Messy Side of Success
For a good chunk of my life, I struggled with goal setting. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was taught that hard work was not only valued, but the key to success. So, when I started my business as an adult, I WANTED to be so busy I was working nights and weekends. After all, if I was working long hours, that meant that I was "successful." Right? (It took years and multiple … [Read more...] about [Goal Setting Checklist] A Simple System to Make Your Dreams Come True
I get it. I, too, have dreamed about becoming an overnight success. Still do, in fact. But, the older I've gotten, the more I've come to believe that NOT becoming an overnight success may be the best thing to happen to you. To illustrate, let me start with a story. Over twenty years ago, a freelance writer wrote a book called Simple Abundance. This book ended up … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Why Becoming an Overnight Success May be the WORST Thing to Happen to You
Take Your Business (and Your Life) to the Next Level. In this episode, Michele interviews Michelle Van Otten. Michelle talks about the incredible power of the mind when it comes to the decisions we make in our lives, and how mindset can be a catalyst for transformation. Michelle experienced this firsthand when she changed her own mindset about herself and her place in the … [Read more...] about Episode 58 – Michelle Van Otten on Love-Based Money with Michele PW