I made some service updates in October, and have learned some things since then. Here's a recap:
WIN: The Action Calls "double dip" is a hit! Premium members are welcome to get a double dip of laser coaching by attending both calls. Caveat: There's a limit of 12 members per call; first-timers and early arrivals get priority.
With more members on Action Calls, we're learning...
Lesson #1: We need to keep things moving. There's an updated FAQ to help members understand how (and why) things work on Action Calls. Read it here (scroll to the bottom of the page): Action Calls
Lesson #2: More participation means that there's less time between the calls. So the monthly demos and debriefs are moving to Tuesdays. The calendar will update in the coming week.
WIN: Premium membership pricing is now only $127/month. All members can upgrade (or downshift) at their convenience in their member profiles.
Fair warning: Old rates are not protected when membership level changes. So if you give up an old special rate to downshift, it's gone. Upgrading is always at the current published rate.
This week for Premium members:
Our Virtual Mastermind meeting is on Wednesday. Remember to vote for your preferred discussion topic. You will find the poll in our Facebook group on Sunday.
Get the access link (registration is optional) here:
OK, I admit it. This month's Profitable Marketing Flywheel Blueprint webinar had a TON of detail. There was so much info to cover that we didn't have much time to answer questions. But I promise to answer every question you've got on Monday.
Join me in our Facebook group for a quick (+/- 30 minutes) Q&A/debrief on Monday, October 26, 2020. We'll start at 10 AM Pacific · 12 PM Central · 1 PM Eastern. You can join via Zoom or right in our Facebook group.
Members, get the Zoom link on the Profitable Marketing Flywheel Blueprint info page: Flywheel
Is it just you, or is marketing getting harder? Spoiler: It's not just you. Things are different, because of a variety of reasons (which we'll talk about in this webinar).
One big important issue is that social media has educated your market. They're not falling for old school marketing tricks any more. They've been fooled once too often, so they're smarter and more cautious now. They want value up front.
So you can forget growth hacking and marketing funnels. It's time to focus on using happy customers to drive growth. That's where marketing flywheels come in.
In this dynamic and informative webinar, you'll learn:
what is a marketing flywheel
how the flywheel differs from a funnel
why the funnel doesn't work any more
what a flywheel looks like for a business like yours
how to build your own flywheels
the one flywheel formula that truly works
the 3 essential elements of a flywheel
Now for the most frequently asked questions:
NO, members (YOU) do not need to register. Get the member access link here: Flywheel
DIYers, I am thrilled to announce an exciting new service update for Premium members! And while it isn't actually ice cream, but it is very sweet and cool.
Introducing the Action Calls Double Dip. This new policy allows Premium members to get a second round of laser coaching on Mondays.
As you know, the policy so far has been that each Premium member gets ONE laser coaching session at ONE Action Call each Monday.
We are currently TESTING a new policy: As of Monday, October 19, Premium members may get TWO full laser coaching sessions at two Action Calls.
This "Double Dip" will happen at the second call (obviously). Members who got laser coaching at the earlier call are "Double Dippers" on the second call. They get their second round of coaching after the first-time attendees get their first round.
Reminder: Each Action Call is limited to 12 participants per session. Members are served on first-come basis.
What this means to the double dipping policy is that if 5 members from the first Action Call show up for a Double Dip second round, and there are already 8 first-time members on the second call, the last double dipper will not receive a second session.
Does this all make sense? Let me know if you have any questions in our Facebook group.
To your prosperity & profitability,
Your Virtual Marketing Coach
DIY Events: October 19-23, 2020
Action Call 1 [Monday] Zoom | 9 AM Pacific · 11 AM Central · 12 PM Eastern | Registration optional | Premium members only | Access Link: Action Calls
Action Call 2 [Monday] Zoom | 11 AM Pacific · 1 PM Central · 2 PM Eastern | Registration optional | Premium members only | Access Link: Action Calls
It's no secret that I want you to attend our Group Marketing Coaching meetings regularly. And Action Calls. And Virtual Mastermind Meetings. And not for my benefit, but for yours.
There's a kind of magic in the decision to take action, an effect that many members have noticed. Here's an example from a returning member:
"My just talking to you has always had a magical effect. Some of that magic is your very real knowledge and experience and ability to pass it on to others who need it, but there is another aspect that isn’t as easy to quantify – and I just call it magic. You effect folks in a way that inspires them to do their best, to believe in themselves and their own abilities, and to send them marching out of your office geared up for success. That’s what you did for me in some way that was beyond explanation. There were days I felt as if I were walking on air after talking to you. I have always known that my success in this quilting business would not have happened without the help I got from you ‘and your magic’."
~ Rosie Rhine, Rhino Quilting, 9/25/20, used with permission
This is not the first time that this "magic" has come up. Many members have reported this very same effect.
As much as I would love to own a magic wand, or wield magic powers, believe me when I say that the magic is in YOU.
That magic is a manifestation of your commitment to act. To clarify your focus. To ask for help.
I am delighted, honored, and grateful for those of you who manifest your magic with me as your coach.
As your coach, I can help you find, focus, and activate your magic. And I do that by being here for you, in group or private coaching.
For those Insider members ready for regular coaching in Premium membership, good news! There are three opportunities for you to unleash your magic this week!
You can upgrade through your member profile with the click of a button. It's only $127/month to upgrade, and you can drop back at any time.
Premium members, see you Wednesday at our Group Marketing Coaching meeting? Remember that we're meeting at 11 AM Pacific (in case you still have the old meeting time on your calendar).
The fourth and final quarter of 2020 is here, and some things are changing. Here are the updates about DIY services you need to know now:
First, we will follow up each of the remaining marketing webinars this quarter with live Q&As on Facebook. The timing is the Monday following each webinar. You can attend via Zoom or watch online in our Facebook group.
The purpose of these follow up Q&As is to help you make sense of and apply the ideas presented in the webinars. While they are not yet all on the calendar, they will be by the end of this week.
Second, a series of live laser coaching sessions happens monthly through December. We did two successful tests in September, one in our Facebook group and one on the DIY FB business page. Premium member Gail Moore helps me demo laser coaching Monday at 10 AM Pacific. ALL members are welcome to join via Zoom or Facebook. Save your place now in Zoom or watch live in our Facebook group.
Third, our 12-session Marketing Machine Workshop is rescheduled for early 2021. Yes, it was supposed to happen this month, but I've got too much going on to do it right at the moment. I will be ready in January. Sounds like a great way to start the new year, doesn't it?
And finally, Premium members, our Virtual Mastermind meeting is Wednesday. Be sure to make your topic preferences known in the poll in our Facebook group.
Insider members, want more help in Q4? Get traction and move forward faster with weekly laser coaching and more as a Premium member. You can upgrade instantly in your member profile. Ping me via FB or email if you have questions. Let's rock the final quarter of 2020!
To your prosperity & profitability,
Your Virtual Marketing Coach
"I wanted to take a quick minute to say thank you for all your advice on the call this morning. I feel very blessed to have you in my life and on my team with all your brilliant ideas and support. Thanks for being you. And, thanks for collecting such amazing people into the SOHO community. It really is inspiring to listen to and to be around people who are walking the walk and getting things done." ~Connie Dorigan, CPC, www.dorigan.com
"Thank YOU!! It was a very relevant and reassuring meeting with you. I have so much more focus, motivation and enthusiasm around our business since the beginning of the year when I took the time to contemplate, strategize and plan. And it already seems to be paying off – literally!" ~ Jennifer Corio, www.cobaltdesignworks.com
"Thanks for putting together such a great group, Ronnie, where I can actually say my business grew 61% in one year because of ideas and support I received through SoHo MM!!" ~Victoria Cook, ACC, www.TheGuiltFreeCoach.com
"Can't brag enough about 500% business growth for 2 years in a row because of the Masterminders :-)" ~ Berry Kruijning, www.coachcrowning.com
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Am I ever delighted with the Mastermind group. My first month's value was worth the cost of the entire year's participation!! ~ Tammy Cook, www.RenaissanceMinds.com
"And speaking of impressed, you too, continue to impress me. I LOVE the inspiration calls, for their inspiration and for their accountability. So thank you." ~ Connie Dorigan, www.dorigan.com
"I enjoy and appreciate all the attention and the direction of the new Marketing Mastermind. I notice your added energy and focus and find value in it. Hearing the same things in different ways allows the information to integrate more fully. After listening to you, I am ever more understanding of the dance between listening and sharing. When you speak, there is the intertwining of your years of experience. I am gradually learning the various pieces that you put together so skillfully and gracefully. Then you top it off with your powerful strength of ideation." ~ Caron MacLane, Circle Coach & Consultant, www.CaronCircleCC.com
"You treat everyone as if they are the only person in the room. I have recommended you to my good friends and will continue to spread your name. I was impressed by your generosity of information, and your grace throughout your greetings, meetings and farewells." ~ Tammy Sanderson
"The MasterMind weekend was truly inspirational. I felt as if I had been wearing blinders, and they were suddenly gone. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of where my business can go, and how to get there." ~ Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer, NLP Coach, www.ExpandingPotentials.net
"You're such a great coach and I've learned so much. Thanks for everything!" ~ Darlene MacAuley, www.AustinHypnobabies.com
"I really enjoyed the marketing workshop on Saturday. I learned SO much. You are a fabulous presenter: knowledgeable, friendly, caring and more! I am excited about implementing new strategies for my business." ~Paula Rudberg Lowe, Expressions
"I learned so much in the marketing mastermind class as well as in our one-on-one sessions. I got exactly what you promised: a great plan and a clear vision of my business and marketing. It was truly worth the time and money!" ~Valerie Warren, Streamline Solutions
"I just finished my marketing plan. I can't believe how easy it was after your class...I can't believe I actually have a marketing plan put together. Good gracious, I'd read quite a few marketing books and took notes, but then all I had was a computer file with a lot of notes. Now, after your one-hour class--and the Friday deadline--I actually wrote it down and even went through some of those notes while I did it. Wow. I can't believe I did it! Thanks so much, Ronnie. You're terrific!" ~Julie McDonald Zander, Chapters of Life Memory Books, www.chaptersoflife.com
"You are an amazingly generous soul who is helping small businesses like mine by your emails and the very approach that you take to business. Thanks for being such a help!" ~Sharon Silver, Center for Conscious Parenting
"I can't tell you how much I've gotten from working with you. Our private session just now was very helpful and I WILL make those calls this week and next. "~Michele M. Downey, MBA, RD, Food Marketing Consultant, http://www.mmdowney.com/
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