WITHOUT THE PANIC-ATECHS!
Turning your one off launches and spurts of income into a recurring, monthly PAYCHECK will require a huge shift in your thinking...and in your old habits. Your old way of doing things is a VERY spaghetti meets wall system. It relied on hope...and while might be amazing for the rebel alliance, HOPE is not what small businesses are built on.
providing an affordable, singular, and automatically processed service which solves a need EACH month is vastly more preferable to customers than the hassle of adding the same action to their to-do list every month.
I had just launched my Airtable Blueprint for the FOURTH time...and had made a whopping $257. As much as I loved the swipe file collection, and the customers who had invested in it…$257 would barely cover groceries. That was the month I panicked. I had over $3,000 in rent and bills...and less than $300 in my bank account.
Even worse...I knew that EVEN if I could scrounge together the money I needed to survive (which I KNEW I could do, since I’d done it every month previous), next month would start the clock over. So not ONLY was I panicking over the rent due in 7 days...I was panicking over the rent due in 37 days.
I needed something more. I needed something I could grow...and something I could depend on. I didn’t want to feel (or look) like a failure in business anymore. I desperately wanted my friends and family to see my success (and MAYBE even envy it a little).
I sat in front of my laptop...a blank stare at a blank screen. I had NO clue what to search for.
“How to create a profitable business?”
Nothing. Just a bunch of crap articles I’d read before telling me to start an Etsy shop, create a course, and write an ebook. They were all great suggestions...but they weren’t dependable OR profitable. They didn’t help me NOW.
That same day, I decided to help myself out by going through my bank account to kill what I didn’t need. As I did this, I learned two things…
#1: The majority of my money went to recurring charges like Netflix, business tools like ConvertKit, and a handful of membership sites.
#2: I DESPERATELY didn’t want to cancel any of them.
As scared as I was about being evicted, I felt JUST as dedicated to these “recurring revenue” sites for various reasons.
“This is only $10 a month…”
“This one is helping my business grow…”
“I’ve been a member of this one for three years!”
I felt like MORE than just a customer...I felt like a member of the team. I felt emotionally attached to these companies.
A light bulb went off. What was stopping me from doing the same? What was keeping me from creating SOME sort of subscription system inside of my own business?
I had no idea where to start and I had ZERO clue of the tech involved to create this. Not to mention, I needed money NOW...not in three months.
Considering my business was making ZERO profit...I had nothing to lose. I dove headfirst into finding the answers to these massive issues.
BECAUSE I needed money "yesterday", my goal was to find something I could begin to profit from in the next 24 hours...and less than three hours later, I had it.
Using content that had been collecting dust on the shelf, I created a small membership site and had added 20 new members within the first three days.
And within three weeks...I had my first 50 subscribers, and was making my first recurring $1,000 in revenue. Sure...it wasn’t the $3,000 I needed, but it was SO much more. It was dependability, growth, and finding the top of that hill I’d been pushing my boulder up for almost two years.
There’s an amazing phenomenon in small business. When you STOP doing everything for the money...the money will actually start flowing. I had to STOP focusing on the end result, and focus on the path it took to get there. My community NATURALLY became my new focus and my new "why".
Almost a year and half down the road, and the community, growth and sanity have been groundbreaking. I’ve learned to focus on my community and my content...and let the income of nearly $8,000 (as of February of 2018) grow month after month.
I’ve become passionate about not only membership sites, but the idea of launching multiple income revenue streams to help keep YOUR business new, cutting edge, and profitable.
In "The Wham! Bam! Business Plan!" community, I help online creatives in their first few years of business develop a strong foundation, a system for growth, and multiple dependable...RECURRING revenue streams!
This FIRST phase is all about making sure you get out of the gates on the right foot!! We'll work on your FOCUSED message, your brand, and building your ideal audience and customer! I know...you're probably ready and raring to go with the whole "LET'S MAKE MONEY!" portion.
THIS foundation, is what's going to do it, my friend. Without this phase, you'll be throwing spaghetti at unicorns.
Each course in phase two is focused on BUILDING the audience we found for you in the first phase! We'll focus on list growth, establishing authority on social media platforms, and creating opt-ins that your readers NEED.
There is a reason this phase has the word "grind" in it!! It's, BY FAR, the hardest phase...AND it's the phase most businesses get stuck on in their path to small business success.
Finally...the FUN phase. Each course in this phase is dedicated to product creation and makin' you the monies. Even better, though? It's dedicated to building a STRONG financial foundation through UNDERSTANDING your finances...and turning your products into a recurring revenue.
If you've ever wondered (or been deathly afraid) of memberships, subscriptions or anything with a recurring charge system...here's where we put those fears to rest.
The first time you log in, you'll be taken straight to this three phase path which will help you build your strong business foundation, build your audience into a community of dedicated readers and customers, and finally...turn those one time customer payments into a dependable RECURRING revenue.
With new courses added every year, you'll get full walk throughs of everything from SEO to hosting your first summit! Most of the courses are a part of the "Wham! Bam! Business Plan"...but there are a TON of bonus courses to keep you learning well after you've worked through your small business profit path.
Need a quick win? These short 15-30 minute mini trainings will help you check those pesky to-do's off of your list! Need to get YOAST up and running? Ready to discover more on prepping for your first webinar? How about everything you need to know about Airtable?
It's all here!
Our community ISN'T just a forum where folks pop in once...and are never heard from again. Our community, complete with cell phone app for communication on the go, is a place to CONTINUE your learning once you've left the course area! Our link library gives you an endless source of articles, YouTube videos, Podcasts and PDF's by other amazing bloggers!!
Twice a year, Uncork Your Dork puts on amazing summits geared towards helping you build your audience AND get your business organized with the latest tools and systems!! Twice a month, I'll add a new replay from these summits (and phenomenal speakers) INTO the membership for you to work through! Included will be any downloads and discounts the speakers provided during the summit!
Looking to launch your OWN virtual summit? This weekly vlog walks you through my process of planning, organizing, promoting and getting my summits in front of a HUGE audience!! I also talk about how I use the summit to promote my own business and products (like the membership!).
Members get access to PRETTY MUCH everything available inside of Uncork Your Dork! Ebooks, trainings, summits and more!
BUT, we do have some fun PAID events in the works...and you'll get access to them first!! Consider yourself on the VIP lists for paid masterminds and meetups...as well as discounts to our industries top tools and vendors!
This awesome-sauce library is FULL of ebooks, workbooks, checklists, worksheets and more!! Some you'll find inside of the courses, some you'll find inside of UCYD, and MOST you'll find ONLY inside of the Blogger's Guide to Traffic Membership!
It starts with a path, friends! When you first sign into your account, you'll immediately get access to every training inside of the "Wham! Bam! Business Plan!"...a THREE PHASE system to help you launch, grow, and predictably profit from your business in less than 90 days.
With courses, trainings, downloads, videos and community help from myself...you'll work your way through THREE phases of growth over the next three months.
PHASE ONE: FOUNDATION
PHASE TWO: GROW AND GRIND
PHASE THREE: SHOW ME THE MONEY
If you're a creative entrepreneur in your first few years of online business...and KNOW you need to refine your brand and message to reach your ideal audience, master social media platforms and email lists, and create a dependable MONTHLY recurring revenue..."The Blogger's Guide To Traffic" is perfect for you.
The "Wham! Bam! Business Plan" is PERFECT for creative entrepreneurs in their first few years of business. Why? Because the first module is focused on your FOUNDATION.
Without a strong message, strong brand, and audience roadmap in place...your business will be grounded before you even start.
If you're ready to start your business LIKE A PROFESSIONAL...this membership is for you.
Growth is, oftentimes, the area of online business where entrepreneurs stall. You can have the most beautiful brand and the COOLEST products, but if you aren't sure how to reach out to your audience...how to utilize video...or how to grow email lists, those products won't EVER see a profit.
If you're ready to do more than just see your numbers increase...this membership is for you.
We've all done it...or have been deathly afraid of doing it. You launch a course, an ebook or an event...only to have it fall flat on it's face. You get a handful of buys...or worse, none at all.
These methods of profit growth are like playing darts at a rave. You might hit someone with your marketing...but will that someone BUY?
If you're looking to create a RECURRING revenue without the launching frenzy...this membership is for you.
LORD KNOWS I know what it's like to have a $6,000 launch one month...and $150 in income the next. Running a business can feel like a tilt-a-whirl.
Something else I know? The roller coaster ride doesn't HAVE to be the only way. In June of 2017, I got sick on the rollercoaster (pun intended) and crammed EVERY course ebook and challenge I'd spent months creating, launching and screaming about...into a recurring revenue system.
The Blogger's Guide to Traffic Membership.
After my initial launch in July, my income shot from an average of $47.00 a month (yeah...you're reading that right) to a recurring $1,300. (This meant...I could expect around that number EACH MONTH.)
As of January...my income has septupled (is that a word?) to $6,942.00 a month. I do this WITHOUT launching, WITHOUT pressuring my readers, and WITHOUT praying and sweating for sales. (Don't get me wrong...I still work hard EVERY DAY.)
Although this SOUNDS like an overnight success...you have to take into account that I've been in business for nearly THREE years!! That was TWO years of figuring out my message, my audience and how the HELL to create a recurring revenue.
In the last year, I've become a pro at not only memberships, but digital subscriptions, paid masterminds and other predictable revenue systems...and I KNOW I can teach YOU to do the same.
I want to make you TWO promises here and now:
Promise #1: You can create a recurring revenue in ANY industry. Whether you help families organize their homes...train Fido to sit, roll over and shake...or make cakes the size of my living room...there is a subscription based method to get your business growing SPECIFICALLY for the way you want to do business!
Promise #2: Running your business doesn't have to be a month to month "how will I pay rent" horror novel of an experience. Think about how AMAZING it would feel to focus on content creation and growing your customer base INSTEAD of focusing on a launch that MIGHT or MIGHT NOT net you enough pay your bills.
I have all the faith in you...and together I know we can get your business up, growing and having one of the best years you've ever thought possible.