Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Let me take you back in time when I was just starting out.

This was before YouTube and definitely before podcasts were a thing. It was a time where if you wanted to become an entrepreneur… you pretty much had to figure it out on your own.

(Thank goodness we’re out of those dark ages!)

I remember wishing I could have a mentor or some insight into starting a business. You know, what works and what doesn’t.

I eventually connected with a woman who would become my mentor. A woman who we all know and love today as Marie Forleo.

Marie was named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation. She’s the star of the award-winning show MarieTV, with over 52 million views, and host of The Marie Forleo Podcast, with more than eleven million downloads.

She gave me so many tips and tools for starting, building, and growing my business. I’m forever grateful!

If you’ve been an Online Marketing Made Easy podcast fan for some time now, you know that Marie has been a guest on my show many times.

Every time I interview her, she brings so much insight and value. I thought it was high time I pulled some of her best tips and tools for starting a business and rolled them into one episode.

Here’s why…

I want you to have all the knowledge, support, and tools you need to take your dream of creating a business and make it a reality.

I know how intimidating it can be… trust me! I’ve been there. And so my goal is to give you what you need to make starting a business simple and seamless.

So, here are some of my favorite tips from my mentor, and multi-million dollar entrepreneur, Marie Forleo

She’s taught entrepreneurs, artists, and multi-passionate go-getters from all walks of life how to dream big and back it up with daily action to create results, and now, she’s sharing her secrets with you!

Check out what we talked about...

  • [02:44] Today, you get to learn from my mentor — Marie Forleo! I believe that having a mentor, at every stage of your business, is essential. Get ready to learn some of her top business and entrepreneurial tips!
  • [09:04] Marie talks about two fears that tend to keep people from designing a life that aligns with their dreams. Find out what those two fears are. Oh, and by the way, these fears are 100% figureoutable!
  • [14:18] As an entrepreneur, you must give yourself permission to play, experiment and test. Find out why!
  • [19:59] Find out some of Marie’s favorite strategies for writing stellar content. Trust me, you’re going to want to hear these!
  • [27:38] Marie shares her number one reason for working so hard when she was first starting out. Here’s a hint… it should be your reason too. She talks about the importance of investing in yourself and your education.
  • [29:37] Leave it to Marie to call BS on “big breakthroughs.” She says, “There is no single opportunity that anyone else can give you that is more important for your success than the small daily actions that you have to take every day in the service of your own creativity.”
  • [32:36] Get ready for some tough-love… “If you're not growing you're dying.” If you’re serious about succeeding as an entrepreneur, you must commit to making ongoing education a habit.

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Direct download: Online_Marketing_Made_Easy_Podcast_Episode_304_v2.mp3
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The title says it all.

This is an episode, I definitely didn’t want to record… at first! But then I got to thinking, and I knew that sharing this experience with you, and being vulnerable was only going to help and benefit you and your business in the long run.

Here’s what happened. I got an email from a student who was disappointed in my newest product and made sure I knew that she was not impressed.

And you know what, it hurt. It really hurt.

But after I took a step back, I realized that there are five things that I need to commit to in order to move my business forward, stand up for what I believe in, and block out those who don’t agree with me.

Here’s a snapshot of those five things…

Those who have achieved more than me will never judge me for wanting more.
Sometimes things are going to get tough -- that’s just the nature of being an entrepreneur. So, I must commit to having thicker skin.
I create my own thoughts and no one can hurt me. I’m in charge of what I think and feel… period.
I’ll never let an individual’s opinion dictate how I feel or how I do business.
I am here to stay.

This episode was tough for me, so I want to thank you for allowing me to share my heart.

Here’s a breakdown of the episode…

  • [02:50] As entrepreneurs, we’ll always have people on the internet who disagree with our life or business goals — we have to ignore them. However, it’s a little different when you hear negative feedback from a student, and that’s exactly what happened to me.
  • [03:37] During my recent membership site launch, a past student wrote in to share her opinion of what I was doing and, let’s just say, it wasn’t very positive.
  • [05:39] Receiving something like this from a student of mine stung. In the moment, I recorded a response to her to let her know why I created my newest product and why I believe in it so deeply.
  • [11:59] It’s important to remember that someone who has achieved more than you will never judge you for wanting more.
  • [14:20] Sometimes things are going to get rocky and feel really uncomfortable. You've got to have thicker skin!
  • [15:19] Because you create your own thoughts and feelings, no one can hurt you. Always keep in mind that you are in charge of what I think and what you feel.
  • [17:25] At the end of the day, no matter who disagrees with what I’m doing, I am here to stay! Tell yourself that during hard times when building your online business.
Direct download: Online_Marketing_Made_Easy_Podcast_Episode_303_v3.mp3
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What if I gave you a backstage pass to my annual event, The Entrepreneur Experience?

Well, in this episode, that’s exactly what we’re going to do!

In October 2019, Rachel Hollis, Stu McLaren, Jasmine Star, and Gina Gomez joined me in San Diego, along with over 600 entrepreneurs from every walk of life, for this amazing event.

These all-star speakers brought their a-game and shared some pretty amazing entrepreneurial advice. Advice that was so good, I couldn’t just keep it to myself!

In this episode, I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what The Entrepreneur Experience 2019 was all about and the phenomenal business advice that the attendees gained while they were there.

First, you’ll hear from Rachel Hollis. She gets real (imagine that) and gives you some tough love. She talks about competition and an excuse that might be holding you back.

After that, you’ll hear from Stu McLaren. He talks all about building trust to attract your ideal customer and taking a stand for what you believe in.

My girl, Jasmine Star, is up next and she gives some practical social media advice. After all, she is the queen of social media.

She also gives her take on third party posting apps -- I know this is a question every entrepreneur has!

And then I have Gina Gomez coming in with a secret to creating happy customers and interactions.

  • [03:53] Rachel Hollis says, "Don't compare your life to someone's curated social media life. We don't have time to waste. Every second we are looking outside ourselves to find the answer, we are wasting time."
  • [08:04] Stu admits that he struggled with the guilt of making too much money but the truth is that money allows you to stand for what you believe in and make an impact!
    [12:52] Jasmine Star gives her tried and tested experience with third-party posting apps and why you should reconsider using them to organically reach your audience.
    [14:30] Gina says, "Treat everyone you work with as if they are your dream clients. Imagine how implementing this in your business would impact your experience, business, and industry."
Direct download: Online_Marketing_Made_Easy_Podcast_Episode_302b_v3.mp3
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One of the biggest excuses I hear from people wanting to start a business is that they feel they have the confidence they need to take their dreams and ideas and make them successful.

My guest in this episode, Lisa Bilyeu, is living proof that it doesn’t matter what skill set or level of experience you have. What does matter is that you’re persistent and committed to creating a life that fulfills you and making your dreams your reality.

Lisa is the co-founder of Quest Nutrition, and without any prior entrepreneurial experience, she helped grow the company by 57 thousand percent -- that’s 82.6 million dollars in revenue -- in just three years.

Lisa and her husband, Tom Bilyeu, have gone on to sell Quest Nutrition, a protein bar company, and have built a successful media company called, Impact Theory and Women of Impact.

What I love about this interview is that Lisa and I dive into it all. We talk about figuring things out as you go (which I think we can all relate to), mindset shifts, challenges, actionable items to grow your business (yes, please!), shifting your perspective as a female entrepreneur, and even relationships.

If you’re feeling like you don’t have enough experience to create a successful business or to become an entrepreneur, this episode is a must-listen!

Here’s a sneak peek of our conversation…

  • [01:43] Could you imagine growing your company by 57,000% in just three years or $82.6 million in revenue? Lisa Bilyeu the co-founder of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory did just that.
  • [11:26] Lisa gives a fabulous entrepreneurial tip... model your life as successful people model theirs. Find out how her and her husband did this until they started Quest Nutrition.
  • [24:18] Lisa has the best mindset. She reminds herself that even if she starts a project from zero, as long as she could figure it out she would be okay.
  • [28:21] "Saying I don't know is an excuse." She gives the hard truth that there is someone out there doing what you want to do.
  • [36:18] Lisa and her husband shifted into a new business to make an impact on the lives of others.

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Direct download: Online_Marketing_Made_Easy_Podcast_Episode_302_v4.mp3
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Did you know that the number one regret people have during their last days is that they didn’t have the courage to follow their dreams and live a life that aligned with their deepest desires?

In her book, The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying, Bronnie Ware says…

“This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.”

Did you just get chills? I did.

So my question for you is this… how are you going to make sure that you don’t experience the same regret?

How are you going to conjure up the courage to follow your dreams and live a life that you love?

A life on purpose.
A life that fulfills you.

My guest and dear friend, Marie Forleo has a simple practice to help you minimize regret and step into the confidence of taking action towards your dreams -- towards your heart’s truest desires.

Marie’s been a guest on the Online Marketing Made Easy podcast many times before. And if you don’t know who she is, she’s been named the thought-leader of the next generation by Oprah herself. She’s a New York Times bestselling author, creator of one of the most popular training programs on the planet, B-School, and the creative force behind her award-winning show, MarieTV.

In this episode, we’re talking about a powerful practice that she calls the “Ten-Year Test,” why you should always start before you’re ready, and how to create momentum towards your dreams.

We’ll also talk about Marie’s free online business building workshop that she just released in which she’ll teach you The 6 Pillars of Building an Online Business. Marie has a tremendous gift for breaking things down to simple and understandable steps, so you do not want to miss this!

I look forward to it all year. You’re going to love it!

DON’T MISS THIS… The first video in Marie’s workshop series goes live today. Marie will share a simple 6 step roadmap to help you launch and grow your business online.  You can find it at AmyPorterfield.com/Marie or click on the image below. Don’t wait, because the series will only be available for a limited time.

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Direct download: Online_Marketing_Made_Easy_Podcast_Episode_301.mp3
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