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#690: The Lead Magnet Playbook: A Step-By-Step Guide for Creating Lead Magnets That Convert [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/06/690/Creating an irresistible lead magnet to grow your email list and scale your business.Let me tell you – I would never have built the amazing business I have today without my incredible email list. If you’re not prioritizing your email list right now, my friend, consider this your sign to do it! Why you may ask? Well, these days, social media just isn’t enough – you absolutely need a thriving email list to scale your business. And one of the best ways to build an email list is by having a powerful lead magnet! In this episode, I share (literally!) each and every tip, trick, and actionable strategy I have for creating lead magnets that your ideal customers won’t be able to resist. Trust me – you’re gonna want to get out a pen and paper! Basically, a lead magnet is a free offer or resource that you give to your audience in exchange for their email. Once you have that info, you’re on your way to building an email list that practically sells for you! Today, I walk you through every single step, from coming up with ideas to designing to promoting your lead magnet. Seriously, these have been a total game-changer for my business, and of course, I want the exact same for you! In this episode, you’ll learn: (5:48) A few simple questions to ask yourself to help you decide on a topic for your lead magnet (11:39) The most common and effective types of lead magnets (26:14) My top strategies to keep in mind when creating your lead magnet (32:22) The best and easiest ways to design your lead magnet (no graphic design skills needed!) (35:59) How to optimize your landing page and your thank you page (41:22) Tips for choosing a landing page URL and integrating it into your email service provider (44:39) Why you need to get peer reviews and feedback on your lead magnet (46:53) Resources for promoting your lead magnet – even if you don’t have a website yet To help you determine the topic of your lead magnet, there are a few simple questions you can ask yourself. Remember…the purpose of your lead magnet is to help your ICA solve an immediate problem or pain point!#1: What is the best place to start the conversation with your ICA?#2: What is the number one question you get asked all the time?#3: What topic do you feel like you could talk about for hours on end?#4: What should your ICA be asking you that they are not asking yet?$5: What is your ICA most afraid of?#6: What could help your ICA right this minute?#7: What is something your ICA isn’t expecting from you, yet if you offered it for free, it would knock their socks off?#8: How can you get your ICA unstuck or out of overwhelm?#9 What are your ICA’s biggest pain points and/or desires? What would help ease their pain or help fulfill a desire?#10: What does my ICA need to understand, be aware of or believe, in order to want or need my program, product, or service?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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#689: Incentives That Work: How To Build A Culture Of Excellence In Your Small Business [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/06/689/ Promoting a work environment where your team feels supported, encouraged, and motivated to grow your business.Picture this: You – leading a brilliant team that not only meets every expectation you set but exceeds them AND they do it all without feeling overwhelmed or burnt out. Sign me up! While I’m not perfect, I honestly believe that my fabulous team has cracked the code for creating and fostering a culture of growth and excellence for every single member of our team. My friend, as business owners, our success is directly tied to the performance of our team members. That’s why we need to make sure they feel extremely supported, encouraged, and motivated to put their best foot forward each and every day. From creating incentives to giving consistent recognition and implementing a game plan to prevent burnout – my team has tried it all! So, in this episode, I share exactly how we do it so you can apply it directly to your thriving business.But what if you don’t have a team?! Trust me – whether you only have one other team member, a virtual assistant, or a small team of contractors, these strategies can be applied in so many different ways. Today, you’ll hear about: (4:20) How we structure our annual bonuses for each team member (7:34) Why we have a four-day work week, the holidays we take off, and the value of unlimited PTO(14:09) The importance of understanding what motivates and lights up your team (15:25) Tips for encouraging your team to perform without pushing them too hard or creating burnout (19:49) Advice for promoting a supportive and appreciative work environment Listen in and take these strategies to your team today! I promise you – your team and your business will uplevel in no time! 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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#687: Calm Amidst Chaos: How To Keep Calm When Things Go Wrong [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/06/687/ How to avoid having “desperate energy”, making frantic decisions, and being in complete panic mode in your business. If I had to guess, I would say that you’ve experienced moments in your entrepreneurship journey where things just didn’t go as planned. You know, those launches that don’t take off, promos that fail to convert, or your email list subscribers that keep going away? It’s incredibly frustrating, and you may be tempted to move on to the next project or pick up the pieces immediately. But hold on! Before you do that, I need you to listen to this episode! It’s completely natural to feel a sense of desperation when things don’t go your way, but I’m telling you my friend, you really don’t want to get caught up in what I call “desperate energy.” This energy can cause you to panic and frantically scramble to find a solution without making a second thought, and it’s so not helpful for your business! Oh, and I’ve been guilty of this myself, and even my brilliant CEO called me out about it a few months ago. So I know that people don’t want to work with someone who has this habit! In today’s episode, I share my top advice for avoiding making frantic and desperate decisions for your business when things aren’t going according to plan. In this episode, I talk about: 3:05: What “desperate energy” really means for your business 4:05: My experience with having desperate energy when I’m stressed out 7:23: Practical strategies for closing revenue gaps in your business to avoid making frantic decisions 11:02: Why you need to stay cool, calm, and confident in your interactions and relationships Listen in and embrace these tips! I promise you’ll stay cool, calm, and confident in all of your interactions and relationships. 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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#685: The #1 Thing You Can Do As An Entrepreneur To Avoid Burnout [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/06/685/ Turning your FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) into JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) so you never feel burnt out again.Ever feel like you’re just stretched way too thin? Oh, I know I have! As entrepreneurs, it’s so incredibly easy to become overextended. We all want to grab every opportunity that comes our way, take on every task, and say yes to every chance we can for more exposure. Trust me my sweet friend, saying yes to everything might seem like the right thing to do at first, but it’s a super slippery slope. Early in my entrepreneurial journey, I used to take every single opportunity I was given because of the fear that I might miss out on something. That’s right – I was feeling the dreaded FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). But, I would get SO burnt out SO quickly! That is, until I eventually realized that most of the things I was doing weren’t actually in service of my long-term goals as a business owner. So, in this episode, I’m here to share my biggest pieces of advice for avoiding burnout, open up about my experiences with it (so you can learn from them, of course!), and share my tips and tricks for prioritizing what’s truly most important to you and your business. Today, you’ll hear about: 2:27: The importance of setting goals for your business and how I set my quarterly and yearly goals 4:06: Advice for knowing when to say “no” to opportunities 9:36: Why you need to get super clear on the season you’re in, your values, and your priorities 11:13: Questions to ask yourself that will help define exactly what you want Listen and get ready to turn that FOMO into JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out)! 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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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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#678: Building a Digital Empire: Expert Insights from Nathan Chan of Foundr Magazine [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/05/678/Mastering the art of interviewing, optimizing your online marketing, and scaling your business in record time with Nathan Chan.Let me ask you something – have you ever listened to a podcast episode or live speech that left you so incredibly inspired and motivated that you felt like you could take on the world? Well, that’s exactly how I feel every single time I listen to my guest today speak! I’m not exaggerating when I say that today’s episode is one of my absolute favorites to date! Trust me my friend, as a business owner, you’re going to be absolutely obsessed with the amount of wisdom that this conversation holds. I’m talking about the one and only Nathan Chan, the genius entrepreneur behind Foundr. Nathan started Foundr as a small digital magazine, and it quickly became one of the most valuable tools with so many fantastic resources made specifically for entrepreneurs like you and me. In this episode, Nathan lifts the curtain on all the highs and lows he experienced while building his amazing brand. From resilience to creativity to a passionate pursuit of his vision, Nathan’s journey is truly a mini-masterclass in entrepreneurship. The best part? He’s an incredible interviewer who has interviewed over 100 billionaires! And lucky for you, he also shares his tips and tricks for mastering these high-level interviews. Today, you’ll hear about: 5:16: Why Nathan started Foundr and how he overcame his biggest challenges 14:31: How to make money, expand, and diversify with a digital magazine 21:00: All of the lessons learned from Nathan’s brilliant podcast guests 30:15: Tips and tricks for finding a perfect product-market fit 34:31: Why the most successful founders aren’t afraid of messiness or obsession37:32: Nathan’s expert advice for crafting the perfect interview 41:03: The most needle-moving strategies for your online marketing Listen in and then listen in again to really soak up all the juicy insights and take some notes! I promise you – it’s that good.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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#676: Mini-Training: How To Plan Out Your Promo Calendar & Revenue For The Year [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/05/676/ BE SURE TO SNAG THE FREE TEMPLATE THAT GOES HAND IN HAND WITH THIS EPISODE! You can grab it here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/05/676/My proven step-by-step strategy for planning out your entire promotional calendar and reaching your huge revenue goals! Picture this: you kicking off your year with a crystal clear vision of what’s possible for your business and a rock-solid plan to reach those revenue goals? It’s not too good to be true, my friend! In fact, it’s totally possible by simply planning your promotional calendar and mapping out your revenue goals a year in advance. I’m telling you – these are 2 business growing staples that will have you scaling year after year after year! Now, I know it can be overwhelming to plan so far ahead, especially if numbers aren’t your thing (I’m pointing to myself here). But as an entrepreneur, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to understand every aspect of your business, and revenue planning is a massive part of what will make you successful. Want to know how my team gets so much done in a single year and why we continue to hit our big goals? It’s because we plan for them! I know it’s only May, but trust me – it’s never too late or too early to start planning. So, grab a pen and paper or open that note-taking Google doc because, in this episode, I’m guiding you through a step-by-step strategy to create a fully-fledged promo calendar and revenue plan. Today, I cover: 7:56: Questions to ask when reflecting on your last 12 months 9:20: A simple exercise for brainstorming your big ideas 10:35: How to get super intentional when designing your next year 12:45: Advice for deciding on your non-negotiables 15:49: A tangible guide for planning your revenue goals and identifying opportunities for more profit 25:55: The importance of understanding your numbers 30:58: Why you should never focus on the ‘how’ in your planning stage33:35: Tips for taking a step back to audit, check, and prune your draft 38:15: Making informed decisions about your promotion and launch calendar44:20: How to break down your finalized yearly revenue projections by quarters Listen in and check out my revenue planning template freebie, pulled directly from my own business. Apply it to yours today and you’ll be thanking yourself in the future!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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#673: My Entrepreneur’s Bookshelf: Must-Read Books for 2024 [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/04/673/ Why I believe my 2024 bookshelf will expand my knowledge, spark creativity and boost my mental health. Want to know a super simple yet super effective secret to success as an entrepreneur? Of course, you do – it’s reading as much as possible! Believe it or not, reading books isn’t just a fabulous way to expand your knowledge, but it will also help unleash your creativity, uplevel your business wisdom, and boost your mental health! Now, I’m not going to recommend the usual business or finance books that you’ve probably already read. Instead, my sweet friend, I have some exciting titles that are on my personal reading list for 2024, passed along to me by my brilliant friends and incredibly successful peers. I’m on a mission this year to broaden my perspectives and learn a ton of new things beyond my entrepreneurial niche. And, of course, I also love a light beach read in between! I know that you’re extremely busy building your business, and finding the time to do anything within your packed calendar can be a challenge. That’s why I also share my top tips and tricks to help you make reading a daily habit, no matter how chaotic your schedule may seem. In this episode, you’ll hear: 1:16: Tips for finding time to read within your busy schedule 5:54: A book for building your business that can thrive without you being directly involved 8:33: A book for mastering self-improvement and the ability to learn new skills 10:08: A book that highlights the importance of courage and managing expectations 12:27: A book for transforming self-sabotage into power and building your emotional intelligence 15:09: My favorite fun reads and page-turning biographies Listen in and get ready to learn all about your next literary obsession! I’ll be there flipping pages right alongside you. 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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#672: One Word That Led Me to Have My Best Year in Business Yet [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/04/672/ A simple strategy for remembering what you’re working toward in 2024!Have you ever heard of selecting a personal word of the year? It’s like having a roadmap to steer you through your year. Maybe you’ve even tried it yourself, with words like fitness, peace, or relationships. But, my friend, have you ever considered choosing a word of the year for your business? Last year, I did this exercise with my team, and it completely transformed the way I see my business. I’m telling you – this word became our guiding light and played a massive role in helping us achieve one of our best years ever! And since every year is unique, we took the opportunity to choose a different word that aligns with our specific goals for this year. But enough about my business! In this episode, I’m here for YOU. I reveal my top tips, tricks, and strategies to help you dial in on your goals for 2024 and choose a word of the year that aligns with your big dreams. It’s time to push the boundaries of what you thought was possible for your business and get crystal clear on what’s in store for you! Today, you’ll hear all about: 3:10: Why ‘unreasonable’ was my company’s word of the year in 20237:15: How my team chose our word for 20249:54: Three tips for deciding on the word of the year for YOUR business 12:45: A fun and tangible strategy for always remembering who you are and what you’re working towardsListen and pick your word of the year now! And don’t forget to drop me a line on Instagram to make it official. 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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#671: A Look Inside My Membership: Momentum [Video]

To listen to the full episode and to get the show notes, head here: https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/04/671/How my exclusive Momentum membership has scaled my business and upleveled my community. Today’s episode is very close to my heart because I’m sharing something with you that has had a massive impact on scaling my business: my exclusive membership program called Momentum. I’m super excited to give you a sneak peek into this fantastic community!If you didn’t know about my membership program before, don’t worry! It’s probably because it’s reserved for students of Digital Course Academy. So, in this episode, I want to lift the curtain and share the details about this incredible membership with ALL of you. Since its launch in 2019, we’ve been working so hard to fine-tune and perfect the program, ensuring our members receive the best possible content and support.Now, some of you might be thinking that memberships sound too complicated or too advanced for your community, but trust me, they will work wonders for your business no matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey. And even if you’re not quite ready to start your own membership program, keep this information in mind for later – it will come in handy sooner than you think!To give you a complete picture of what makes Momentum so special, I’ve enlisted the help of my fabulous team. You’ll hear insights on everything from cultivating our friendly community to our content delivery methods and how we’ve overcome every challenge. Today, I cover: 5:50: Front end memberships vs. back end memberships9:40: Behind-the-scenes of my Momentum membership community 13:20: How Momentum is organized within our membership hub16:28: The 4 deliverables we roll out every month without overwhelming our members23:29: Why it’s possible to create and sell a memberships even with a small team or no team at all 28:07: Strategies for creating a supportive community with empowered members 32:44: Tips and tricks for keeping your retention rate high 37:15: The most common challenges we’ve faced and how my team overcame themListen in if you’re curious about how memberships work or thinking about starting your own! This episode is packed with value that you won’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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#670: Excel At 1-on-1 Coaching, Public Speaking, & High Converting Lead Magnets with Mike Pacchione [Video]

https://www.amyporterfield.com/2024/04/670/Mastering the art of public speaking, crafting irresistible lead magnets, and building a six-figure business with Mike Pacchione.My friend, my guest today has built an amazing six-figure business working just four days a week with no ads or staff outside of a virtual assistant. I know, it sounds too good to be true! But lucky for you he’s here to share all the secrets of how you can do the same. I’m thrilled to welcome my long-time friend, brilliant speaker, and speech coach extraordinaire, Mike Pacchione! Mike helps executives, athletes, and entrepreneurs just like you deliver top-notch presentations that leave audiences wanting more. Trust me – this guy knows his stuff! Mike is so good that I hired him two years in a row for some of my biggest presentations. Not only were they extremely successful, but he helped me so feel confident in front of all of those people! In this episode, Mike shares his expert wisdom on public speaking that will translate perfectly into your online webinars, courses, masterclasses, and even on stage! Plus, he opens up about his transition from a 9-5 employee to a successful entrepreneur. If you’ve been questioning taking the leap into full-time entrepreneurship, Mike’s story will have you ready to jump! Today, we discuss: 5:48 Mike’s fascinating transition from his corporate job into entrepreneurship 16:33 How Mike overcame his entrepreneurial imposter syndrome and overwhelm23:33 Brilliant strategies for avoiding burnout or overwork while still meeting client expectations 30:31 Tips for crafting irresistible lead magnets and freebies to grow (and keep!) your email list36:15 Expert advice for speaking on stage Listen in, get ready to take some notes, and learn from the best of the best. Believe me, this episode is jam-packed with entrepreneurial gold! 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