3 Ways to Grow your Email List Fast as a Creative Entrepreneur

Oct 16, 2018

Are you finding it hard to grow your email list for your creative business?

FACT: you've got just 2 - 3 seconds (at the most) to grab the attention of your ideal client when they first land on your website, and if you're not doing that properly then they're going to leave.

The sad thing is that it means you're missing out on loads of new email subscribers (if you do things like freebies, downloads, cheat sheets, checklists etc., which you definitely should be!)

If you're wondering how to turn your email list into hot leads who are ready to buy from you then stay tuned because today's video will give you 3 fool proof strategies you can implement straightaway.

It’s a proven formula I've successfully used in my own business.

Plus, as a bonus I'll be sharing my guide on 'How to Grow Your Email List in Just 7 Days' that you can download for free, so make sure you watch to the end.

Have you watched it yet?

What are you waiting for? It's time to light a fire under your email list...

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The Power of Storytelling Marketing | 4 Stories you SHOULD be Telling

Oct 09, 2018

Why is it that some people pack a punch in their business whilst others struggle to find clients?

How are they able to charge more for their product or service?

What is it they're doing so differently?

Well it's really quite simple. There is one magic ingredient they're using in abundance that is getting them clients, making them profitable and ensuring their business is a success.

What is it?

In one word storytelling.

I know. It sounds silly. How can telling a story do all those things?

Trust me when I say that telling a story that connects with your ideal client on an emotional level is the sauce that will spice up your business.

It doesn't matter how much time you spend making your Instagram feed look visually stunning, or your Stories looking amazing, if you can't connect with your client on an emotional level in a truly authentic way it isn't going to work.

As a human race we're nosy. Tell me you don't look in people's windows as you walk by to see what they're doing. I know I do. I...

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How to Start Your Dream Business in 3 Easy Steps!

Oct 02, 2018

How many times have you sat there at your desk daydreaming about starting your own business?

Are you guilty of sneaking in a bit of Googling when you're at your day job?

I get it. I've been there and I remember that feeling of desperately wanting to be my own boss, but not quite believing that I could do it.

Trust me you're not on your own. In fact, I can guarantee you're not because I've lost count of the amount of 'wannabe creative entrepreneurs', just like you. They're standing on the edge, almost, but not quite ready to step off and make their dream a reality.

If you've ever wanted to know how to go from day job to dream business or how to be your own boss then click here now.

What's stopping you %FIRSTNAME%? What's holding you back from ditching the day job and going full time on your dream business?

Don't worry, I've got you covered in this week's episode of Creative Business TV as I have 3 steps to help you make that transition, take the plunge and start your own dream creative...

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What does the Bachelor and Your Ideal Client have in Common?

Sep 20, 2018

Keep reading because what I'm about to tell you might surprise you.

Well, if you're anything like me then you LOVE to binge watch episodes of the Bachelor. It's one of my guilty pleasures.

I know it's sad and I can't actually believe I'm admitting that I watch it, but there is method in my madness, so stay with me.

It struck me when I was watching an episode a couple of years ago that the contestants who are desperately trying to get the attention of the Bachelor are just like so many creative entrepreneurs trying to get noticed by their dream client.

Instead of honing in on their worth and communicating that in everything they do they're trying to be something they're not in a vane attempt to be the one that is picked.

If that's you STOP RIGHT NOW.

Being successful isn't about who can shout the loudest or do the most outrageous things. Its about knowing who you are, what you stand for and how to communicate that to your dream client.

The big question really is are you a desperate...

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Attract Your Dream Client (DOING WHAT THE SMART BRANDS DO)

Sep 17, 2018

Can you honestly tell me you know how to attract your dream client?

If you don't, don't worry you're not alone.

If you do, then all power to you, that's fantastic.

Everyday I meet creative entrepreneurs online who are completely overwhelmed and don’t know where to start when it comes to landing their dream client.

Here is the truth:

If you don't have any paying clients, you don't have a business

If you don't have anything to sell, you don't have a business

If you have a pretty website and amazing social media but no clients, you have an expensive hobby but you don't have a business

In this video you’ll learn how you can employ some of the tactics used by the 'big brands' so that your dream client practically throws money at you.

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How to Work From Home | Top Tips for Success

Sep 13, 2018

Do you ever have trouble achieving your goals working from home?

Are you constantly getting distracted by the washing, cooking the dinner, the TV, doing the housework or any other home related things?

You know what, it's a common dilemma faced by nearly every creative entrepreneur I know.

We think that working from home is going to be a breeze but in reality getting yourself motivated everyday can be an absolute nightmare.

Motivation for me as about state of mind. How I feel about myself on any given day is reflected in how I perform.

So I want to share five really simple motivation tips that keep me focused, productive and basically kicking ass, and they are so easy for everyone to implement.

I promise these 5 things will be a game changer and really supercharge your productivity and keep you motivated.

Click that play button to watch now.

Then, I'd love to hear from you.

What's one thing you know you're guilty of when you work from home that is stopping you from being...

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How to deal with Knockbacks in your small business

Sep 06, 2018

Today I have a personal story to share with you from my 11 year old self that I think might help you in your creative business.

If you're in business for long enough you're going to face challenges, you'll experience knock backs and hear the word 'no' a fair few times.

For many people that is enough to put them off and stop them from moving forward further.

They get discouraged and worse than that, they develop a real fear of failure.

The thing is though without those failures, mistakes, and things that just didn't turn out the way you wanted them to, you'll never learn or grow.

Shit happens. Its how you deal with it that counts. It's how you jump back up on the saddle and refuse to be beaten that makes the difference.

At 11 years old I was passionate, determined, motivated and above all else supremely confident in my abilities as a violinist and pianist.

Yep I was that girl in the school playground clutching my violin with socks up to my knees, a satchel, terrible dress sense and no clue...

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How to Supercharge your Productivity with 2 Simple Hacks

Sep 04, 2018

So often in life it's the simple things that work really well. Too many times we over think things and make them more complicated than they actually are. We think everything has to have this massive strategy behind it in order to work when in reality that isn't the case at all.

Take productivity as an example. We all give ourselves a hard time because we aren't productive enough and we don't get enough done in a 24 hour period.

We all seem to be so busy all the time trying to complete multiple things at once that we can barely take time to breathe. Let alone stop and eat a healthy lunch.

Admit it. How many of you don't even leave your desk to eat?

Who believes that those who are more productive than us must have it all figured out with organisational skills to die for?

Trust me, they don't. Not really. Most of the time these super productive people apply a few very simple little things in order to get more done in less time.

Want to know what they are?

Well in today's episode of...

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My Top 10 Apps I use in my Creative Business

Aug 25, 2018

We all love things that make our lives easier and in the digital age we live in there are so many great tools we can use.

Like everything though it is often information overload, so I thought it might be helpful if I shared my Top Ten ‘can’t live without’ Apps that I use within my creative business on an almost daily basis.

  1. Evernote – this was always going to be my number one because its where I keep everything that I need access to across every device. I love it because I can make notes, keep lists, attach clippings, insert web pages and I use it in numerous different ways. Sometimes I use it to collect inspiration, sometimes to put together a To Do List, I have checklists on there, ideas, and even shopping lists.
  2. Canva – if you want to have AMAZING looking images for your marketing, social media, emails, or proposals then this tool is what you need. Trust me I am no graphic designer but with Canva I can upload my image and this tool will make them...
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5 books every Creative Entrepreneur should read

Aug 17, 2018

Do you love to read as a creative entrepreneur, I know I do?

Not only do I like to step away from the computer and read an actual book, but I love to learn and this is something that should be a continuous throughout your career. It allows you to broaden your knowledge, open your mind and continue to grow.

Finding the time to do it however isn’t always easy but I love a good book, especially when it teaches me something in a fun way.

Tomorrow I am off on holiday, still can’t believe I’m actually taking a whole week off, so I thought it would be fun to share a few of the books on my bookshelf at the moment, some of which I will absolutely be taking with me.

  • Blue Ocean Shift by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne – This is the follow up book to one of the most inspiring business books I’ve ever read, Blue Ocean Strategy. We talk about this strategy quite a bit in CEO School and it will literally change the way you do business.
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin –...
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