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#695: Create Your 9-to-5 Exit Strategy in 5 Simple Steps [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://amyporterfield.com/2024/07/695My top 5 tips to successfully leave your corporate job and start your dream business today.You’ve finally taken the courageous leap to quit your 9-5 and start building the business of your dreams? So…what’s next? Well – the very first step is to listen to this episode! I’m not lying when I say that today’s episode is one I wish I had when I left my corporate job and started my own business 15 years ago. I’m lifting the curtain on the most important steps you can take as a first-time entrepreneur that I know will set you and your business up for success right from the start! And these tips aren’t just for newbies. Even if you’re a seasoned pro, you might find yourself listening along and reflecting back on your early days – or you could realize that you might have skipped one or two of these crucial steps!My sweet friend, you’ll hear all the details about why I’m so grateful I started to build a thriving email list early on, how I’ve learned to use all the feedback from my audience, and exactly where I like to reinvest my profit back into my business. Today, I talk about: (3:43) Tips for setting a realistic revenue goal for your first year (instead of trying to make millions!) (5:41) The best ways to connect and learn from your audience (8:07) Why it’s so important to grow and nurture your email list (10:17) How to connect with a community of other entrepreneurs (13:29) Where to reinvest your profit back into your business Listen in and get ready to have the business, freedom, and life you’ve always wanted! The time to start is NOW. If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#694: What Your Customer Wants and Can’t Tell You with Melina Palmer [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://amyporterfield.com/2024/07/694Using human behavior to tweak your sales page and take your marketing to the next level with Melina Palmer.Ever wondered why some people choose to buy and others skip your offer? Well, did you know you can use the science of human behavior to answer that question and completely uplevel your marketing? My friend, understanding how your customers think, communicate, and how they make purchasing decisions is essential for ALL online marketers, digital course creators, and entrepreneurs. Yep – that means you! In this episode, I’m so excited to chat with applied behavioral economist Melina Palmer! She brings the science of human behavior to the world of marketing to help you truly understand your ideal customer and get them to add your offer directly into their cart! Melina has all the answers to your burning questions and shares her simple yet brilliant, actionable strategies for connecting with your customers. Because once you do, you can adjust your sales pages, pricing, and copy to maximize your sales!From identifying exactly what your customer is searching for to reframing your message using data and statistics to make your offers irresistible, this conversation is jam-packed with pure marketing gold! Today, you’ll learn: (3:20) What an applied behavioral economist does (8:26) Actionable strategies you can use to better understand your customers and actually convert(13:54) Tips for reframing and anchoring your messaging to resonate deeper with your potential customer (19:55) Applying human behavior directly to your marketing(29:23) The truth about scarcity, “VIP” offers, and luxury branding (34:01) Deciding whether your business is one of quality or one of value and using it to tweak your marketing and pricing (42:49) Melina’s top advice to immediately improve how you’re connecting with your audience Listen in and apply these tips and tricks to your business right now! You literally can not afford to wait another minute. If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#693: The Mid-Year Reset to Help You Hit Your 2024 Revenue Goals [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://amyporterfield.com/2024/07/693Feeling behind? Here are 3 quick ways to boost your revenue and get back on track toward your annual goals.Can you believe it? We’re already halfway through the year! Time is absolutely flying my friend, and if you’re feeling those Sunday Scaries about meeting your annual goals, know that you’re not alone. But the good news is you can turn your anxiety into action and start to close the gap between your goals and your actual numbers TODAY!If you’re feeling a bit behind in reaching your annual goals – don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. In this episode, we’re gearing up for the ultimate mid-year business reset! I’m lifting the curtain on three of my favorite tried and true “low-lift” strategies to quickly boost your revenue and get you right back on track toward your goals. Whether you’re way more behind than you had anticipated or just need a little nudge, these tips are designed to help you finish the year out strong.Plus, I reveal my secret go-to tool that keeps me super organized and incredibly focused on my goals all year long. Just imagine ringing in 2025 with a massive sense of accomplishment (and relief!), knowing you’ve hit your target and then some! Today, I discuss: (3:35) Why you need to be paying attention to your numbers (8:33) Leveraging your pre-existing skills to craft a special low-cost offer (10:30) How to design a simple and quick yet high-converting workshop course (13:42) Tips for using affiliate marketing to boost your revenue (17:21) The best way to stay organized and plan for your long-term goalsListen in and remember that whether you’re behind your goal or not, it doesn’t determine your worth! There is still a ton of opportunity to make 2024 your best year yet. If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#692: How To Create Your First Website (& Upgrade Later) [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://amyporterfield.com/2024/06/692A behind-the-scenes look at the tools and strategies my team used for our beautiful website refresh.When you’re building your online business, can you really only rely on social media to scale? The quick answer – NO! While social media is excellent for outreach, you just aren’t going to get the same stability, control, and conversion rates as a website. But, I know what you’re thinking: Amy, how do I even start to build an entire website?! I totally understand how nerve-racking it can be when you’re launching your first website. Mine only had a gray header, my name in black with a shadow, and super cheesy graphics. My friend, we all have to start somewhere! But lucky for you, creating a functional and beautiful website now is actually a whole lot easier and faster than you might think. Today, I share the practical tools, tips, and strategies my team used in our recent website remodel. That’s right – you’re getting a behind-the-scenes look at how we refreshed our website and a step-by-step walkthrough of the entire redesign process.Whether you’re building a website for the first time or want to uplevel your current one, this episode will help you make a great first impression with your visitors and avoid the mistakes I made early on. Plus, I talk about my favorite platform for website building and how to make your website incredibly engaging and high-converting. In this episode, you’ll learn: (5:28) Website function vs. website beauty and designing effectively and efficiency (10:47) The main goals I had in mind for my website redesign (13:36) Why website expert Jen Olmstead believes website templates can completely transform your online presence(19:22) Understanding the three essential pages for your website: homepage, about page, and blog page(24:45) How a User Experience Specialist and an SEO Expert can take your website to the next level(28:40) Everything you need to know about adding images to your website (30:23) Tips for starting small and scaling later Listen in and get started on creating a website that not only looks amazing but also aligns with your business goals!If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#688: How To Break Free From The Fear You Have Around Money with Mel Abraham [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/06/688/ Understanding your finances, investing like a pro, and reaching the financial freedom you’ve always wanted.As an entrepreneur, I’m sure you know how important it is to understand your finances. You’re the one who’s solely responsible for bringing it in every month, and it can be super stressful and confusing, right?! I’ll be honest – when I first started my entrepreneurial journey, I really struggled with my finances. I didn’t know how to plan ahead, invest, or make smart financial decisions, and I made a lot of mistakes in those early days. But it doesn’t have to be the same for you! Today, you’re in the best hands to learn those skills and much more with brilliant CPA and extremely successful entrepreneur Mel Abraham. He’s here to share two super simple yet powerful money concepts he coaches his clients on. And if you haven’t heard of his book “Building Your Money Machine,” you’re in for a treat! It’s an incredible resource with practical and actionable steps to help you build a solid foundation for financial success. Mel also opens up on how he managed an extremely scary cancer diagnosis. It was then that he saw the financial challenges small business owners face and decided to put his principles into his book. My friend, with Mel’s wisdom, you can build wealth like never before and finally achieve the financial freedom you’ve always wanted. Today, we discuss: (7:59) How Mel’s cancer journey affected his business (12:40) Understanding why you might have a fear of making financial decisions (21:07) The importance of having open conversations about money and having a backup plan (24:35) Using the “wealth priority ladder” to create a good financial foundation, have priorities, and maximize the returns of every single dollar (32:35) Tips and tricks for investing your money for financial freedom (38:03) How to be debt free in your retirement (44:13) Everything you will learn from Mel’s brilliant book! Listen in and take control of your finances today! Trust me – this is an episode you don’t want to miss. If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#686: From Anonymous to A-List: How Susie Moore Built Her Business By Leveraging Media [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/06/686/ Mastering your media strategy so you can connect directly with your ideal audience, gain credibility, and scale your business.Imagine if you had the chance to directly connect with your target audience, share your story, your passion, your advice, and really make an impact with your incredible business. Well, what if I told you that is all possible once you know the secrets to an amazing media strategy? Enter life coach and media strategy extraordinaire Susie Moore! Susie started life coaching as a side hustle, turned it into a full-time gig, and now has one of the most impressive resumes of media publications I’ve ever seen. We’re talking Marie Claire, Business Insider, Forbes – you name it. In this episode, she’s here to share how she perfected her media strategy so you can do it, too! You’ll learn how to nail your pitch, secure those media placements, and build the confidence to go after the biggest opportunities. Even if you’re unsure if your story is compelling enough to tell, Susie reminds you that you always have value to offer! Plus, she even has a 3-minute intuition hack to help you write a publication that resonates. Today, we talk about: (5:37) How Susie turned her 9-5 into a full time gig(10:35) The power of context in the media and how Susie used it to uplevel her content (14:49) What media editors and producers are they actually looking for(17:40) Key elements to include in your media pitch so it stands out from the crowd(23:47) The importance of collaborating with publications who are aligned with your message(30:44) Tips for brainstorming life topics to write about (even if you think you don’t have a “compelling” personal story to tell!) (36:55) Susie’s perspective on the use of AI in media content(39:34) Advice for finding the confidence to put yourself out there and go after big media opportunities(45:47) How to become your own PR teamListen in and get the credibility you and your business deserves! If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#684: Online Operations Playbook: Key Strategies for Success from My Team [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/05/684/ Streamline your business operations, prevent costly mistakes, and scale faster than you ever thought possible. One of my favorite compliments we get for our business is when people say, “Your business runs like a well-oiled machine!” It’s such a great feeling knowing that all the hard work is paying off and my customers are noticing. The secret? My fantastic Operations Department! They have streamlined everything for the business, saved my team valuable time, prevented costly mistakes, and helped me scale quicker than ever before. Which is why, in this episode, I’m so excited to introduce you to my brilliant Ops Department – a dynamic duo who makes everything behind the scenes flow seamlessly. They work on everything from legal and HR to launches, budget structuring, and event management – the list goes on! They’ve shared the five key strategies they use to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and bring my mission and core values to life! Now my friend, I know that not everyone has (or needs) an entire Ops team like I do, but don’t worry – these strategies apply to every entrepreneur and every business, no matter how big or small. Whether you’re working alone or with a team, these tips are guaranteed to help you work smarter, faster, and with less stress. Today, you’ll hear about: 7:14: My team’s step-by-step process for streamlining our business operations through standard operating procedures (SOPs) 17:50: Tips and tricks for leveraging AI to improve SOPs 20:39: How to create a comprehensive spreadsheet/“Program at a Glance” (PAG) for your virtual events 27:11: Why you need a quarterly tool audit to look at value and consolidate your work 29:04: My Ops team’s simple three stage process for mastering interviews Listen in and learn how to streamline your business operations and transform your hustle into a well-oiled machine. If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#683: Lessons Learned: 15 Years of Hard-Earned Entrepreneurial Wisdom [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/05/683/ How you can apply the lessons I’ve learned over 15 years of entrepreneurship to your growing business. I’m super excited that you’re here today, my friend! Why? Because I just celebrated something very special – 15 years of entrepreneurship! Can you believe it? Over the past 15 incredible years, I’ve learned more about myself and my business than I ever thought was possible. And I’m ready to share the biggest and most important takeaways I’ve learned with you right here and right now!But, I’m only lifting this curtain on one condition! I want you to take away everything I say today and apply it directly to your business so that you can grow, scale, and create the freedom-focused business you’ve always dreamt of. Because let’s face it, even on the hardest days, entrepreneurship beats a 9-5 job every single time. Trust me – I know firsthand just how difficult entrepreneurship is, but please know that you’re not alone! You’ll have the best and most challenging days of your life, and I’ll be right here to cheer you on every step of the way. So, if you’re deep in the trenches or have seen them before, this episode will be one you’ll want to put on repeat!Today, I talk about: 3:43: How I’ve learned to have “thick skin” in entrepreneurship (even though I’m a super sensitive person!) 10:20: Practical tools for managing depression, anxiety, and self-care16:46: Why you need to be known for and prioritize one niche as an entrepreneur 19:45: Advice for separating business relationships from true friendships24:02: Tips for maintaining a team, hiring the right people, and having difficult conversations 26:34: Understanding that every challenge you face is happening FOR youListen in and keep reminding yourself what you’re working towards. Keep going because freedom is just around the corner, my friend! If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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BONUS: Go Against The Grain To Grow Your Business with Gary Vaynerchuk [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://amyporterfield.com/2024/05/gary-veeGoing against the grain in entrepreneurship, mastering social media marketing, and watching your online business take off with Gary Vee and Jasmine Star.If you’ve been putting in the work to grow your amazing online business, you’ve probably stumbled across the name Gary Vaynerchuk (or Gary Vee!) a time or two. And if you’ve been working on showing up authentically as an entrepreneur, you’ve absolutely heard of my dear friend, Jasmine Star. Well, today is your lucky day because they’re both here to share some game-changing wisdom on going against the grain in entrepreneurship and having the confidence to take huge risks for growth. Gary’s unbelievable new book, “Day Trading Attention: How to Actually Build Brand and Sales in the New Social Media World” is just about to hit shelves, and this episode gives you a sneak peek into its brilliance. Think of it like a roadmap for navigating the world of online marketing, content creation, and brand building. Listen, I could rave forever about this book, but in this episode, we’re diving into super simple, detailed, and actionable strategies for using social media to grow your business. Now, social media has grown a lot in recent years, and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. But Gary has been a fantastic resource as I’ve learned to master social media platforms and become more comfortable posting authentically. Ready to take your business to the next level? Spoiler alert: you’ve got to think outside the box, have complete courage, and take unconventional approaches. It’s all about getting in the dirt of entrepreneurship and learning to love it, my friends! Today, you’ll hear about: (9:20) How going against the grain has helped Gary build his business and his advice for anyone who needs the courage to be unconventional (16:13) Why you need to embrace and respect “the dirt” of entrepreneurship for long-term success(21:57) Understanding the three movements in social media: algorithmic, interest-based, and personalized content (29:09) Overcoming insecurities and fear of regret so you don’t miss out on opportunities (33:14) Gary’s top three actionable strategies for launching your business with social media and ads(42:52) Mindset shifts for showing up as your full, confident, and non-judgemental self (48:12) A sneak peak into the amazing practical tips you will find in Gary’s book (55:06) The importance of finding your niche and creating content that is fun to resonate with your audience If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#681: Mastermind Recap: My Weekend With 6 Top Female Entrepreneurs [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/05/681/ A behind the scenes look into a mastermind weekend with some of the most brilliant female entrepreneurs I know. I want you to imagine all of the entrepreneurial goodness that can happen when a group of brilliant powerhouse women come together for a whole weekend just to brainstorm and mastermind their businesses. Sounds unbelievable, right? Well, I just got back from one of these weekends with a group of fabulous business gals, and let me tell you, it was a game-changer! Trust me my friend, being a part of a group like this will take your business to new heights and give you all the support and motivation your heart desires. We spent the weekend in a beautiful hotel, chatting in the lobby and sharing our top tips for upleveling our companies. Now, it was strictly business, but we also had a ton of fun! Today, I reveal my top takeaways from the weekend, lift the curtain on exactly how we structured it, and give you all of the tips and tricks you need so you can create your very own mastermind group just like ours! If you’re dreaming of having your own circle of business besties, then this episode is for you. In this episode, you’ll hear: 4:20: The difference between the way men and women talk about business 7:08: How we structured our mastermind weekend 9:49: Why everyone in the group supported each other despite being in the same niche 13:00: Tips and tricks for planning your very own mastermind weekend! 17:39: The importance of setting a positive tone and solid structure before the meetingListen in and get involved with a group or start one of your own now. You and your business deserve to have an incredible and rock-solid support system! If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#680: Experiencing Content Creation Burnout? 5 Powerful Strategies I Swear By [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/05/680/ Reclaiming your valuable time by efficiently and efficiently releasing high-quality content. If you’re just starting to build your online business, want to be the go-to expert in your field, or simply looking to impress your audience with game-changing tips and tricks, releasing consistent, high-quality content is absolutely crucial! My friend, creating content is way more than just sharing information. It’s like building a bridge that connects you directly to your audience. I’m telling you – this is such an incredibly powerful tool that holds the potential to literally change lives! But let’s face it, creating SO much content can make you feel super burnt out and extremely frustrated. Coming up with fresh ideas multiple times a week? Yeah, it’s tough stuff. That’s why, in this episode, I’m so excited to share the 5 brilliant strategies my team and I have been using for years (I’m talking since the very beginning) for creating content effectively and efficiently. Whether you’re a solopreneur or you have a team, these tips will take your content game to the next level. The best part? Because the content is so streamlined, you get to reclaim your valuable time and that sweet sweet freedom! You’ll walk away feeling more confident and equipped than ever to consistently release fantastic content. Today, I cover: 3:35: Our top strategies for mastering the art of inspiration, tapping into your creativity, and overcoming mental roadblocks 15:12: My favorite organization tools and management systems for increasing the efficiency of content creation 19:12: Tips and tricks for repurposing your existing content 22:13: How to integrate AI tools into your content process 26:41: Advice for infusing each piece of content with intention and purpose Listen in and start creating those beautiful connections with your audience!If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545

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#674: The Psychology of A Successful Entrepreneur With Love Expert & Confidence Coach Matthew Hussey [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/04/674/ Here’s why upleveling your love life will uplevel your business with Matthew Hussey!Do you ever dream of a reality where you’re absolutely killing it in your career and your love life? Well, it’s not just a dream anymore! I’ve got an absolutely brilliant guest joining me today with tons of expert tips and incredible guidance to help you achieve both! Matthew Hussey is a love life genius, a New York Times bestselling author, and the mastermind behind the #1 love advice YouTube channel with over half a billion views! Trust me, you’re in for a treat! I know you might be thinking, “Why should I care if I’m not single?” Well, my sweet friend, this episode isn’t just about finding love. We’re diving deep into the psychology of entrepreneurship and how the same qualities that make you successful in love will make you successful in business. Matthew opens up about his journey from shy guy to multimillion-dollar entrepreneur and how confidence and vulnerability are the keys to personal and professional growth. When you’ve got both love and success on your side, there’s no limit to what you can do! Plus, whether you’re flying solo, feeling stuck in your relationship, or needing a confidence boost, Matthew’s new book “Love Life: How to Raise Your Standards, Find Your Person, and Live Happily (No Matter What)” has got you covered!Today, you’ll hear about: 4:22: Why Matthew was initially passionate about helping people find love 12:53: Advice for combatting imposter syndrome, embracing self-acceptance, and stepping into your confidence 22:59: The importance of being vulnerable in your personal and professional life27:37: Matthew’s biggest lessons learned from building his multimillion dollar business 32:48: The similarities between being successful in entrepreneurship and being successful in love 39:12: Why Matthew wrote his new book Listen in and pre-order your copy of Matthew’s book now. Get ready to uplevel your love game AND your business game today!If you’re thinking… “I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy,” then please Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545