Screw The Nine to Five (general)

Membership sites are hot right now! Adopting this business strategy seems promising, but what type of site should you start to see actual results? In this interview, Josh sits with Stu McLaren from Tribe to discuss 6 examples of membership sites that are a clear path to success.

Resources:

-Free Membership Workshop - https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/workshop
- Stu McLaren's Website - Stu.me

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We ran a membership site for over three years and a half, so you should trust us when we say that you don't need a lot of money to build one. In this week's Question, we discuss several strategies for getting started with this business model without throwing down all your cash.

 

Resources:
-    Free Membership Workshop: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/workshop

-    Stu McLaren's Website - Stu.me


Membership sites. They've been around for over a decade, but only now are we starting to see an uptick in the number of businesses adopting them as a strategy. In this episode, we interviewed Stu "The Membership Guy" McLaren (founder of Tribe) on what he thinks the future holds when it comes to membership sites.

 

Resources:
-    Free Membership Workshop: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/workshop

- Stu McLaren's Website - Stu.me


At the end of last year, we closed down our membership community, Screw U. It was an extremely hard decision, especially knowing that we had connected with some incredible people over the last 3 years. Does this mean we will NEVER start another membership again in the future? Of course not! We love this business model and there is definitely a chance we will open up another one again in the future. In this episode, we discuss the mistakes we made and how we will do it differently in the future.

Resources:
-    Free Membership Workshop - https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/workshop

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/membership-sites


Affiliate marketing is easily the most passive way of earning money in an online business. But is there a way to start affiliate marketing without a website? In this episode, Jill and Josh break down several ways to start earning affiliate commissions before you build a website.


How do you know when it's time to completely focus on your business and finally screw the nine to five? Take a listen to this week's Question to find out what you have to consider before taking the big step of going all in on your business. 


Let's be honest, when you're running a business there will always be people that don't take you seriously.

But what if one of those people is actually your significant one?

Catch up with Jill and Josh sharing their insights on not getting support from your partner in this week's episode.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/partner-thinks-your-business-is-a-hobby


Let's face it! As the business and marketing continue to evolve, trying to stay focused in your business is a real pain in the butt! In this week's Question, Jill and Josh chat about how to avoid distraction and keep the focus on the things that matter the most when it comes to your business.

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How does one actually build and scale a successful ecommerce business? One of the options available is called drop shipping and it's probably the easiest way to start selling physical products online. In this episode Anton Kraly, creator of Drop Ship Lifestyle and host of the eCommerce Lifestyle podcast, talks to Josh about this underground business model. Listen in to find out how it works and why it could be a good fit for you.


The worst thing of being given bad advice about your business is that you don't notice it was actually a bad advice until time has passed. So, how to avoid being misguided? Take a listen to Jill and Josh talking about how to deal with bad business advice.

 

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Is your email list made up mostly of your Mom, cousins and the occasional person who replies to each one of your messages, thinking you're actually just emailing them and nobody else? In this episode we talk about how to grow an email list from scratch and how to keep it growing every single month.


A recent video from The Economist sparked up a conversation around the chance of there being 1 BILLION location independent jobs by the year 2035.

In this episode Jill and Josh discuss the trend they are seeing in remote working and if this projection could in fact come true.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/nomad

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What the eff is Act 20 and what does it have to do with moving to Puerto Rico and saving taxes?? In this episode, we talk about how this recently introduced law could be the deal of the century for digital CEO's. Listen in to find out if you're the right fit to take advantage of it.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/keep


How much of the money you make in your business are you actually keeping? I'm guessing not as much as you'd like! I mean, isn't one of the reasons for having a business to help create financial freedom for yourself and your family? In this episode, Josh chats with John Lee Dumas, founder and host of the Entrepreneurs On Fire podcast, about some strategies to keep more of the money you make.


Just last year, we completely pivoted our business away from a membership site model and towards affiliate marketing. Since then a lot of people have asked us why we decided to make this shift. In this episode, we discuss the factors that lead us towards making a big change in our business.


Let's be honest, MLM has gotten a bad wrap in recent years. But is it all that bad or are there legitimate ways to build a business using network marketing as the central revenue model. Jill sat down with Cayla Craft to discuss how to create a successful business using Multi Level Marketing as the central focus.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/30k-2


When you wake up in the morning, how conscious are you of the first thought that comes to mind? What if we told you that your first thought in the morning will determine the outcome of your day. Would you take it more seriously? We discuss this and more in today's Quickie.


What if I magically waved a wand and suddenly you had a breakthrough year in your business? How would that feel? In this episode find out what we believe to be the one thing every business owner needs to have a breakthrough year.


If someone ever tells you paying for the right tools to help your business isn't important, they're lying! These 3 tools were crucial in helping us make just just $30k each, but a whole lot more! Listen in to hear which 3 tools made us a whole whack of money.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/tools-we-used

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Have you ever felt like when good things start happening, eventually something bad will happen to bring you back to where you were before? It's completely normal and it's called "self-sabotage". But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if, the better it gets...the better it gets...and the better it continues to get! In this episode we discuss this and more.

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Ever feel like all you do is work on your business? It's time to get a life because your business is supposed to GIVE you freedom, not take it away! Listen in as Jill and Josh discuss how they deal with balancing business and life.


Let's face it, without some type of publicity your business will ultimately fail. It's not rocket science! Yet, if this is so obvious, why do so many entrepreneurs avoid doing the work to get their brand message out there? In this episode, Jill talks to Selena Soo from Impacting Millions about why publicity is so important and how to easily spread your brand message even if you're introverted.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/how-to-get-publicity


Content marketing is a great strategy to position your business or your personal brand, but actually creating the content can feel like a real struggle. From running out of ideas to being another victim of the "impostor syndrome", the issues can be many. Yet, all these problems can be easily tackled as Jill and Josh show in this week's Quickie.

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Let's face it, business is challenging to say the least and sometimes you may feel like giving up. This situation is actually more common than you think. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it and in this episode, Jill and Josh chat about what you can do when you feel like giving up on your business.


If you ever thought about running an online business then you may have some ideas of what are you going to face and how to deal with it. However, there are some aspects of this particular field that you probably missed and in this week's episode we're going to explore them one by one.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/things-no-one-tells-you-about-running-an-online-business


Upgrading your life may seem like a challenge, but it's not as hard as you think. It's all about making the right choices in order to change what's keeping you stuck.

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At a certain point of your life as an entrepreneur you'll have to make decisions about what you want to do and where you want to be. Most of the times, fear will be the reason you choose one option or another, but you can bet that's not going to make you feel right. Discover why alignment should be your cornerstone when making decisions in this week's Question. 


Can you believe there are about 40 million users viewing Instagram Stories daily? Always on the lookout for how to up your social media game, we know that figuring out how to use Insta Stories for your brand is going to be crucial. Have a listen to this week's episode to figure out how to make a Story strategy become the thing that rocks your engagement in 2019. 

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/use-instagram-stories-to-sell

 


Will buying more stuff make you feel more abundant, even if you feel like you're on a tight budget? What if abundance has nothing to do with the stuff you have but actually with your current mindset? Discover some clues to feeling more abundant as an entrepreneur.

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Starting and running a business might seem simple at the beginning. But as you grow, strategies, ideas, products and services start piling up and making things complicated. Is there a way to keep it simple? You bet there is!

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Delegation is the name of the vacation game. Too often we see business owners overlook how game changing delegation can be. Your team should be able to run the business without you "on" every moment of the day. And if you don't have a team, this week we're throwing down some major tips to make sure you get the break you deserve. 

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/business-still-grows-while-on-vacation

 


We know that having a business is not all a bed of roses, but it should be something you enjoy at the end. However, if you're feeling that your business is not fun anymore, you should listen to this week's Quickie and find out why this is happening to you.

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Have you ever wondered if the prices of your products were right to the expectations you have on your business?

Setting the right prices is a basic, yet hard-to-define step in your entrepreneurial life, so in this week's Question Jill and Josh give you some advice on pricing. 

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Many entrepreneurs focus on getting a 6+ figure revenue from their business but they forget that a good profitability is what really matters at the end. Listen to Diana House, a lawyer/serial entrepreneur who has built a highly profitable 7 figure company, on how and where to find more profit to your business.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/prioritizing-profit

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Sometimes, despite all the hard work we do, we don't meet the expectations we have on our business. This can be frustrating and can become an obstacle to your current and future plans, so it's important to be aware of the impact of the expectations in your personal and entrepreneurial development. 


If you want to run a business, it's completely necessary to have a good business model. Although most of these models imply sales, Jill and Josh have found out a model in which they don't sell any product and in this week's question they tell you what it is all about.

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Most people believe that starting an online business means that they must become a personal brand. While the idea of being an Influencer is appealing to many, there are plenty of reasons why you should be focusing on creating authority versus engagement. In this week's episode, find out how authority and affiliates sites could be the game changer for your online startup. 

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/build-an-online-business


"How will you get what you want if you don't work all day long?" Probably we all have heard that at some point in our lives, but the truth is that going too far with work will only burn you out. So what to do? Alignment is the answer and Jill and Josh tell you why in this week's quickie.

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Managing a team is challenging, but it is a must when it comes to building a business. In this week's Q, Josh and Jill discuss 5 of the biggest issues they found on their very own process of creating a team.


When you run a business, you're often trying to do everything yourself, but this can lead to serious burn out. It's important to delegate some tasks so you can get your time back and focus on the priorities of your business. Trivinia Barber, an expert on outsourcing and CEO of Priority VA, shows what tasks you should be outsourcing at this moment and why.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/tasks-you-should-be-outsourcing


It's time for a Quickie! And this time it's all about those little things that we keep for ourselves but we wish everyone knew. Listen to Josh and Jill talking from their hearts.

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The process of building a business while having to attend the time demands of your current employment is quite a challenge. In this episode Josh and Jill show you what to do to face this issue.


As an entrepreneur you may want to control everything in your business, but at some point it becomes necessary to leave part of the work in another person's hands: Your Number 2. In this week's episode Josh has an interesting discussion with the STNTF integrator Nickey about the importance of finding a Number 2 for your team.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/hire-your-number-2


Working more hours doesn't mean getting more done. If you're always in a rush and working extra hours every day, you might want to consider slowing down for actually becoming more productive.

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If you are an entrepreneur, then you know that having a variable income is a commonplace. However, there is no need to stress about it, it's actually something you can learn to manage.

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So you want to have the freedom to work online whether that be from home or wherever home is while you are travelling the world... but feel roadblocked by how to make it happen? In this week's episode Josh and I break down exactly how we've been making this work FOR YEARS.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/how-we-run-our-business-from-anywhere

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Are you the kind of people who goes into courses, reads books and watches tutorials? That's great, but... do you actually put all those skills and knowledge into practice?. If you want to know if you are whether a creator or a consumer, check out this episode.

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There are plenty of reasons you can decide to change your business. Usually you can think this would happen because of money, but, is it always so? - Spoiler alert: it isn't. Check out this episode to find out more.

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Screw Sales. Try Persuasion! Steal Bushra's 10 minute a day plan to creating hype generating, scroll-freezing, cash-pumping copy that makes selling superfluous

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/bushra-azhar


Fear of success? Does that even exist? Well, it does and Josh and Jill tell you why it's more common than you think.

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Question time! Jill and Josh share their experience on how becoming parents can change the way you live your personal and entrepreneurial life.  

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2019 is going to be a big year for Screw the Nine to Five: lots of new content and tools for transitioning from a nine-to-five lifestyle and mentality, to an entrepreneurial lifestyle and mindset. Jill and Josh mention three major areas in which you will benefit from the Screw in this new year.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/plan-for-2019-episode

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Who is responsible for your successes and failures? Although people usually tend to look around to find someone or something to blame when something doesn't work as expected, Jill and Josh provide a new perspective on who is actually responsible for all this.

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It's normal to feel uncomfortable about being judged, but living with fear of judgement is a big obstacle when you are trying to grow as a person and as an entrepreneur. Listen to Josh and Jill's advice to overcome this fear.

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In your entrepreneurial and personal life you need to surround yourself with people that help you grow; this mean can mean that you'll also have to get away from those people holding your back. In this episode, Josh and Jill show you how to manage those negative relationships and how to surround yourself with only the best peeps.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/stop-people-from-dragging-you-down

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Will working longer hours will make you more productive? Surprisingly, the answer is no. Actually, having more time and space for yourself will be a more effective approach for increasing productivity. Jill and Josh will tell why this happens and how you can do it.

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The Power of Clarity. Perhaps the most important word in business and personal success is the word “clarity.” It happens you realize that what you have going on is not fulfilling you: it's not aligned with what you want to do and with your lifestyle. When that happens, it's challenging to take a step aside and start a new enterprise, but it can be done. Jadah Sellner shares her experience with "Simple Green Smoothies" in this week's podcast.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/how-to-exit-a-company

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It's time for a quickie! Josh and Jill share their insights on the basics of a entrepreneur lifestyle: constant change and improvement.

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Making mistakes in business is inevitable... but they don't have to be such a bad thing! The key is to learn from them, and use that lesson to not only strengthen, but truly grow your business. In this episode, Josh and Jill jam on how they turned their 3 biggest mistakes into serious assets to make their online business work more effectively, and more lucratively. 

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/biggest-successes

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It's time for a quickie! Jill and Josh talk about resilience, a key concept for building the future of your business.

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As an entrepreneur sometimes you have to make some big and scary decisions to keep your biz and your life going, and we all know that's not easy. Sunny Lenarduzzi tells us about getting clarity for making the best decisions and delegating responsibilities to make your business run like clockwork.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/sunny-lenarduzzi


Oops, we did it again! In this episode we share the reasons why we are closing our Free Facebook group (again), the place where online entrepreneurs connect to share their knowledge and achieve their big financial goals! 

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/we-shut-down-our-fb-group

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If you own an online business, you know that content marketing is key to keeping you at the top of your game. But did you know that a huge piece in content marketing is Ultimate Guides. In this episode, Primoz Bozic - the Ultimate, Ultimate Guide creator - gives some serious insights about how to create the Ultimate Guide that could be a game changer for your biz.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/creating-an-ultimate-guide

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Screwing the nine to five doesn't need to happen overnight. It is something you can start building right now even if you still have to work office hours. Listen to how you can start switching your habits and mindset to get the lifestyle you want.


As an entrepreneur, would you think it possible to go on vacation for four weeks without negatively impacting your business operations? Or even, would you ever consider going on vacation? Adrienne Dorison shows how you can achieve a level of Operational Efficiency called #OperationVacation in your biz that will keep it running like CLOCKWORK.

Read full show notes: https://www.screwtheninetofive.com/adrienne-dorison


SEO is one of the most important aspects of online businesses and of businesses in general. It covers a whole range of elements: rankings, link building, keywords, organic traffic, etc. However, there is a very important piece in the SEO puzzle that is not frequently mentioned but that is essential to make SEO work for you. And that thing is... discussed in this very episode. Take a listen.

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In this episode Jill talks to Pete Vargas from AdvanceYourReach.com, a business that helps entrepreneurs use public speaking to grow their businesses. Pete gives insights on how important it is for entrepreneurs to develop and use public speaking skills to establish communities offline for increasing connection and conversion rates.


Reaching your first 100K might seem like a HUGE goal to hit in your business. Getting to that point means adjusting your mindset and beliefs, along with a ton of consistency for faster and steady growth.

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After years of running our online businesses, I’m clear on one thing: Struggling entrepreneurs are struggling BECAUSE they don’t have a friggin’ clue how to actually run a business! In this episode with our good friend and mentor James Wedmore, we're breaking down how to finally design and grow a business that YOU RUN instead of feeling like it's RUNNING YOU!

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In this episode, Josh and Jill share the reasons why they are closing Screw U (JoinScrewU.com), their membership site that had been running for three and a half years. Screw U provided courses, coaching and a community for entrepreneurs; however, in spite of the great experiences and people that had gathered around the site, there were a series of reasons that led Jill and Josh to make the big decision to close it. Take a listen to the whole episode to know the details.

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Know the feeling that comes when you hit a plateau in your business?

It's actually the WORST feeling and so in this episode you'll learn 3 strategies we have used to overcome plateaus in our business.

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Struggling to ask the right interview questions on your podcast. Do your episodes lack the "flow" necessary to keep your audience engaged. Or are your guests taking over your show for their own benefit instead of providing value to your audience.


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It’s now been 5 months since Josh and I became parents.

And ever since we started this journey, learning how to stay present with Kai (and not zone out into our business all hours of the day) has been a big priority for us.

I mean, let’s keep it real…

We entrepreneurs tend to have moments where we become fully consumed by the goings on of our businesses and if we’re not careful it can create a less-than-stellar environment for kids.

Which is why we wanted to bring our friends Colin and Sarah Boyd (speakers and entrepreneurs for 10+ years) onto the podcast this week to talk about raising kids in an entrepreneurial household.

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Be honest with me for a sec…

Have you ever had one of those moments where you're in “the zone” and  working away when all of a sudden you look at the clock and it's 3pm and you realize you haven't eaten any food yet?

Yeah? Us too.

And let's not even talk about the painstaking process it can be to shower on a consistent basis.

(Please gawd tell me we're not alone on that one!)

And while Josh and I have tried (and tried AND TRIED) to stay consistent in our health and wellness journey, there have been times where we've let it slip.

Like that time we ate chips for dinner.

Or that time where we thought it would be fun to do a liquid cleanse.

Or that time where Josh moonlighted as a vegan for, like, 2 minutes.

Or that time where we hopped on the Keto train.

(Oh, wait. That's our current health obsession.)

The point is, if you've ever struggled to keep your diet and overall health in check while also building and running a business, we want you to know you're not alone!

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Personal brands.

You see 'em everywhere online and we've all got a few favourites that we follow religiously.

(Come on, admit it!)

But have you ever asked yourself what it takes to build a really successful personal brand?

You know, the kinda personal brand that truly stands out amongst all the noise online AND isn't a flash in the pan success?

Well, that's exactly what Chris Ducker is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs to build and today he's on the show breaking down the four things every online personal brand needs to focus on!

Wanna know what they are?

Scroll onnnn up and give ‘er a listen!

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There's a certain kinda freedom that comes when you're business works FOR YOU, instead of the other way around.

I mean, imagine not having to worry about when the next sale is coming in!

Imaging not having to stress if you'll be able to pay your expenses AND YOURSELF this month!

And imagine having an automated system in place that allows you to put your list building on auto-pilot and wow your audience (with training so good they will think they paid for it) while you travel the world.

This isn't a pipe dream.

This is Elise Darma's (one of our beloved Screw U members) life.

And today she's on the podcast to share her best secrets for creating an automated webinar that converts so well it's completely changed her business and life!

Think automated webinars are dead?

Think again.

Direct download: How_To_Do_Automated_Webinars_the_Right_Way_with_Elise_Darma.mp3
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Eeeeek! I'm not gonna lie, Scroupies…

I've been a tad nervous for this episode to air.

Why?

Because this week Josh and I are baring it all and talking about 3 things we got really wrong in our business.

And by 3, I mean 4 because I added in another one as we were shooting. *wince*

It's not always easy admitting this kinda stuff, but we're big believers in keeping it transparent and sharing what REALLY goes on behind the scenes.

Even if it makes me want to pour a tall glass of gin.

Instead of doing that though, I'll just zip it and let you dive in.

Ready to do this thing?

Direct download: 3_Things_We_Got_REALLY_Wrong_in_Our_Business.mp3
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Hands up if you want to make more (hell, ANY) passive income in your business!

I mean, who doesn’t!

After all, “passive income” is the thing online business dreams are made of!

And yet, there are so many entrepreneurs who just aren’t taking advantage of the plethora (yes, PLETHORA) of opportunities they have to generate that sweet, sweet passive income without always having to sell, sell, sell…and then sell some more.

If that’s you I think you’re gonna dig this episode!

Why?

Because this week Josh and I are jamming on 3 easy-to-implement passive income strategies really successful online businesses use and how you can get started with them.

Ready to ramp up that revenue?

You know what to do.

 

Direct download: 3_Passive_Income_Techniques_Really_Successful_Online_Businesses_Use.mp3
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Ahhhh "having it all". 

It’s the dream, isn’t it?

To have everything you’ve ever wanted and have it all feel balanced and in the flow.

*happy sigh*

For so long I wondered if this was actually possible.

I mean, I had friends who had it all, but when it came to ME having it all I would always think to myself “nah, maybe one day”.

Such destructive thinking.

Fast-forward to today and I truly feel like I finally “have it all”.

What’s more is I didn’t make any monumental changes in my life.

We didn’t all of a sudden come into a huge windfall of cash.

We just made one simple change.

Wanna know what it was? 

Hit play. 


I'm just gonna come out and say it, Scroupies…

You're probably losing money in your business right now and you don't even know it!

*insert stunned emoji*

And while that is legit one of the last things we entrepreneurs want to hear, it's important to examine the revenue generating opportunities we may be missing out on.

After all, we all work so hard for the revenue we do make that when you realize you’re actually losing cash (or missing out on having more of it) it kinda stings, am I right? 

Well, allow us to help you fix that!

How?

By breaking down where you might be losing money AND how to fix it so you can stop losing cash and start making more of it.

Need that in your life?

Scroll up and that play button!

Direct download: 3_Ways_Entrepreneurs_Lose_Money_in_Their_Business.mp3
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I'm not gonna lie, I'm excited for today's episode!

*confetti toss*

Why?

Because today we are chatting with one of our fellow Screw U members, Michael Kelly about what it really takes to build a successful SAAS (a.k.a. software as a service) business in under 2 years.

What's more is Michael is sharing how he's done it alongside his wife, Erin (without wanting to kill each other), their toddler and while travelling across the country in an RV.

Yeah, seriously.

If you've ever considered branching out of the online courses, membership sites and coaching world and doing something different, I think you're gonna want to scroll on up the page and give this bad boy a listen!


Obvious statement alert: It is noisy AF in the online business world.

From marketers dominating your newsfeed with big, bold promises to your inbox overflowing with the latest launch of the month, it can feel daunting (and let's be real, a tad overwhelming) trying to figure out how you and your business can stand out and make a splash.

That is, unless you have someone like Bushra Azhar in your corner.

Why?

Because this woman is a motha effin' genius when it comes to positioning your offers in a way that makes people trip over themselves running to get their credit cards to buy your stuff.

Seriously.

And in this episode Bushra is breaking down how to create “raging UTI” worthy offers people can't stop thinking about.

If you just had an “ummmm WTF are you talking about?” moment then I want you to stop what you're doing, scroll up this page and hit that play button.

Because this episode is too good to miss!

Direct download: 3_Unusual_Ways_To_Persuade_People_To_Buy_Your_Stuff_with_Bushra_Azhar.mp3
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I know. We’ve been talking aaaaaa LOT about Facebook Groups.

But we have a good reason!

You see, when it comes to building a rabid audience of believers, we truly believe (based on our experience over the last 3 years) there is no better way to do that than with a FB Group.

And yet, when it comes to running a group (and marketing inside it), there are some pretty common mistakes we see group owners making.

So we wanted to use this episode to call out these common mistakes and give you some strategies to fix ‘em so you can amp up your group game.

Ready to dive in?

Hit play!

Direct download: Are_You_Making_These_4_Facebook_Group_Mistakes_.mp3
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When it comes to building an audience of believers and marketing your business online, there is one strategy we are die-hard believers in.

What is it?

Facebook Groups.

And while, yes, we know FB Groups aren't for everyone, they can be absolutely monumental to the growth of your business.

Which is why we wanted to use this episode to jam on why we believe starting a free Facebook Group for your brand should be one of your biggest priorities in your business if you want to build a loyal audience of lifers.

Craving that kind of connection with your audience and a dedicated marketing channel for your business, that doesn't feel like a "marketing channel"?

Scroll on up, hit play and let's dive in!

Direct download: 3_Reasons_Why_Starting_A_Facebook_Group_Should_Be_Your_1_Focus.mp3
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I'm not gonna lie, if there is one thing I love it's shining a spotlight on tenacious (and creative) entrepreneurs who never give up no matter how hard the journey may get.

I mean, let's keep it real: This world of entrepreneurship can be challenging (to say the least) and I always find it encouraging and inspiring to hear how other entrepreneurs have persevered through the ups and downs.

And today is no exception.

Because in this episode we're bringing our homie (and fellow Screw U member), Michael Kilpatrick onto the show to talk about how he transitioned his sustainable farming business into a lucrative online brand.

Wanna know what his journey has looked like and what he's learned along the way?

Scroll on up and hit play!


Pop quiz time: What do you think is the ONE thing every single online entrepreneur needs to grow and scale their business?

Go ahead and guess. I'll wait.

*taps foot and waits*

Spoiler alert: It's traffic.

And not just "fork over the cash for FB ads" kinda traffic.

This kind of traffic is free and sustainable.

Best of all, we're giving you 3 easy-to-execute strategies you can implement into your business...like, yesterday!

Need that?

Scroll up, pop in some earphones and hit play!

Direct download: 3_Quick__Easy_Free_Traffic_Tricks_Youve_Gotta_Try.mp3
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Okay, I’mma just come out and say it: I was a tiiiinnny bit unsure of what to expect when going to record this episode.

After all, Derek Halpern is known as one hell of an outspoken entrepreneur who ain’t afraid to say how he really feels.

And yet, he’s a wildly-successful and whip-smart entrepreneur full of stories and insights that will keep you entertained for hours!

What’s more is he’s joining me on the podcast this week and sharing 5 of his biggest life lessons for success.

I’m not gonna lie, this is easily one of my favourite conversations I’ve had in a while as it’s packed with valuable takeaways, entertaining stories and of course, some signature Halpern sassiness.

Curious to know what those 5 life lessons are?

Click play!

Direct download: 5_Life_Lessons_That_Will_Make_You_Successful_with_Derek_Halpern.mp3
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Well, it happened, Scroupies...

Our little guy, Kai officially made his debut 6-ish weeks ago and we’ve been soaking up all the baby sounds, snuggles and sweet, sweet sleep we possibly can!

I’m not gonna lie, this guy has flipped our lives upside down in the best possible way!

What’s more is he’s inspired some pretty big shifts in our business in such a short amount of time.

Shifts that were kinda unexpected, and yet at the same time, oh-so-welcomed.

So we thought we would pull back the curtain and share ‘em with you guys to see if you can relate to any of them.

Ready to dive in?

Hit play!


Imagine this: You have a passion for creating healthy food and products for your friends, family and loved ones…and when they try it, they actually like it!

So much so, you decide to see if others feel the same and you start hitting local markets…

And much to your surprise a company like WHOLE FOODS starts to notice what you've created.

I mean, it sounds like every creative's, baker's and maker's dream, doesn't it?

Until the sexy Whole Foods deal doesn't really turn out to be what you expected and you're sitting there scratching your head, wondering what is next.

Do you make something new?

Do you power through and chalk it all up to the entrepreneurial journey?

Do you *gasp* go back to a J.O.B?

That's exactly the situation Kirsty found herself in a few years back.

So, what does her business and life look like now…even without the Whole Foods deal?

Dive into this episode and see if you can relate to what Kirsty went through!


So by now you've likely heard us rave and rave (and rave!) about the power of Facebook Groups for your business and how to use them strategically to propel yours forward.

I mean, we've talked about it hereherehereherehere annnnnnnnd here!

So yeah, we're kinda big believers in the power of free communities and what it can do for a brand.

(In case you couldn't tell. *wink*)

But, what if you're the kinda Scroupie who doesn't want to run your own group…but still want to use them to grow your business?

If that sounds more like your entrepreneurial jam then I think you're gonna dig this episode.

Why?

Direct download: Facebook_Groups__How_To_Use_Other_Peoples_Groups_to_Grow_Your_Business.mp3
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There comes a time in your business (probably sooner than later) where you're going to realize that you can't do it all by yourself.

I mean, let's keep it real: As your business starts to grow, there is going to be a bigger demand on your time.

And, well, it's damn near impossible to do it all on your own.

Hell, you shouldn't even think of doing it all on your own.

But when should you really start building a team, what roles should you be hiring for and how do you go about finding the right people?

In today's episode we're dishing on our experience building a team (which btw has been the most challenging thing we've ever done in our business) and making recommendations on who to hire for your team and WHEN to hire them.

From under $100k to over $500k we're covering the key positions we believe are necessary for most personality driven businesses.

Wanna know what that looks like?

 

Direct download: Building_a_Team__Who_You_Need_on_Your_Team_and_How_To_Find_Them.mp3
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You've done it.

You've decided to go all in and make the transition from reluctant 9-to-5'er to an ambitious entrepreneur ready to take on the world and make your dreams a reality.

*high five*

Have you stopped to think about what that transition will look like though?

What I mean is, now that you've made the decision to go all in, what does your daily routine look like?

What measures should you put in place to ensure things don't go down hill?

How can you start bringing in some cash asap?

And who do you need to BE in order to build a sustainable business online?

That's exactly what we're jamming on in today's episode.

Itching to make the leap into full-time entrepreneurship?

You know what to do.