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#300: Our Top 8 Business and Online Marketing Strategies to Celebrate Our 300th Episode

By Amy Porterfield

Cue the confetti! We are celebrating our 300th episode, and I can hardly believe it. What a wild, fun, and amazing ride! Thank you for being part of this journey with me.  It’s because of you that we are here at episode 300.  We wanted to do something extra special for this episode -- something a little different. So, we picked some of our favorite segments from our top episodes and wrapped them up all into one like a little gift. (A gift from me to you!) Speaking of gifts… we have a giveaway  That means that this episode is plump full of some of our very best business and online marketing tidbits handpicked from our impressive (if I may say so myself) 300 episode line-up.  Some of these clips are interviews, some are from solo episodes from yours truly, and all of them are extremely insightful. I cannot wait for you to hear them! From Marie Forleo to Jennifer Allwood to guidance from my personal experience, you’re in for a treat (and going to want to take notes!) Here’s a glimpse of what’s in this power-packed episode… Tip #1: Showing Your Scars. I talk about how being vulnerable and real can help you get noticed whether you’re starting out or a veteran in your industry. Tip #2: Use a Facebook group to build relationships. Caitlin Bacher shares her knowledge and experience warming up cold leads with a value-packed Facebook group. Tip #3: Utilize a live series instead of a webinar. What?! I know, right? Not what you’d expect from me. Listen to find out when and why a live series might be a perfect fit for you and your business. Tip #4: Get crystal clear on your Ideal Customer Avatar. I’m at it with my girl, Gina Onativia. She breaks down the importance of having a clear understanding of your ICA and gives you specific examples of how your ICA will help you with two very important areas when creating your digital course. Tip #5: Get creative with your free, valuable content. Have you been stuck on what to create for your freebie? Look no further! This clip gives you some of my favorite examples of what to do for your freebie or lead magnet, and a few questions to ask yourself to get hyper clear on what you’re going to create.  Tip #6: Utilize various streams of income. I loved this episode! Jennifer Allwood drops a few knowledge bombs about when and how to create multiple streams of income to boost your revenue and create passive income.  Tip #7: Attract leads with a free video or audio training. In this solo clip, I dive into why having a video or audio training for your lead magnet is one of the best ways to connect with your audience on a personal level.  Tip #8: Build your email list like your life depends on it! I’m back at it with Queen Marie Forleo. We get into why you should tread cautiously when building your business via social media and what you should do instead to ensure you keep your audience close to you and to strengthen your communication skills.  Okay, I know that was a lot. Here’s how today’s episode goes...  [03:18] Be more human with what you share with your audience, and don't be afraid to tell stories related to the messy middle over and over again. It's scary but, trust me, it's so worth it. Talk about the tough stuff when you're in it, but also tell stories of how you overcame the hard stuff so that your audience can learn from your mistakes. [07:17] A Facebook group is your ticket to showing up in your ICA's news feed! If you've got a page, you better have a group too. Use it to build your email list and your relationship with your audience. [10:04] Not quite ready to host a webinar? Try doing a Facebook live series instead. This is a great way to promote a launch and offer your audience valuable content! [13:10] Take your ICA a step further by identifying how they will feel before and after your course or offer. Remember that people are driven by emotion -- lead with that! [19:04] Attract your ICA with valuable, free content... but make sure it's directed towards them. Struggle to come up with a freebie? Listen up for some prompts! [23:37] Set your business up for revenue success with multiple streams of revenue! There are many ways to do this whether you're a beginner or an advanced entrepreneur. [26:15] Have you ever thought about using free videos or audio for your lead magnet? In fact, these are my favorite lead magnets. Your audience will love these -- trust me! [39:55] Build your email list like your business depends on it... because it actually does. Get this, email marketing has an ROI of 3800%. Plus, 72% prefer promotional content through email over social. So when I say you should use grow your email list... I mean it! Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you! Links mentioned in this episode: Episode 203 How To Get Noticed Online When You’re Just Starting Out Episode 202 How to Engage Your Small Facebook Group When You’re Just Starting Out with Caitlin Bacher Episode 201 Five Ways to Make Money (Without Using Webinars) Episode 206 The Post-It Content Creation Mini Training with Gina Onativia Episode 195 The 6 Pillars of My Content Creation Process Episode 215 Creating Multiple Streams of Revenue in Your Business with Jennifer Allwood Episode 214 The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Lead Magnet for Your Audience Marie Forleo How to Get Anything You Want Episode 197 How to 10X Your Results in 2018 (and Beyond) with 3 Dead Simple Strategies with Marie Forleo Online Marketing Made Easy Facebook Community

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