I have quite a few fun "announcements" to share with you and I'm going to give you a very valuable free gift just for reading this post, too.
I'll also explain the "why" behind my decisions (plus some tips!) which will make for options & marketing angles to consider in your own business.
As part of the ClickNewz community, I welcome your thoughts & feedback. I look forward to the discussion on this post!
I've mentioned several things in several places around the web, but I haven't really made any official announcements or shared specific dates for things you can expect as we kick off the New Year together. I'm really looking forward to my plans for 2014, and particularly excited about how they will benefit you...
My 2014 Goal is to help more people see more results.
As the 2013 year has been coming to a close, I've been offering Private Brainstorming Hour sessions for only $99. The public price is $199, but that rate will be going up on Thursday January 2nd, 2014 to $299.
These one hour sessions are incredibly valuable, and this is the first time in almost 17 years in business that I've offered individual coaching or consulting.
In the sessions I've had so far we've worked out detailed marketing and monetization plans, and come up with creative angles for increasing their reach and improving their revenue. They've been a lot of fun and very productive!
I tend to over-deliver, so the one hour sessions generally go 90 minutes instead. Until January 2nd 2014 you can still secure your Private Brainstorming Hour session with me for only $99:
You'll have up to six months to schedule your session, so you'll want to take advantage of the discounted rate even if you're not quite ready for personal consulting for your online business.
Simply use the discounted payment button above, then get in touch with me using the contact form on this page to schedule your session.
* I mentioned that I have never offered private one-on-one consulting or coaching in the past. So why now? Two reasons. It goes toward my goal of helping more people see more results. And in addition to being a (small) source of revenue, it improves my relationship and retention rate with those people I do work with.
That's a BIG tip I mentioned in my recent free training session: helping your market achieve results can grow your business dramatically!
Changes to my Private Mastermind/Brainstorming Group
For the last 10+ years I have been quietly running a private mastermind and brainstorming group of serious action takers. The group ranges from total beginners to experienced six-figure business owners. You can read more about the group here and here (including the comments on both posts).
You can currently join us and get hands-on help with your business for only $37/month. But that option will be going away soon. I haven't decided yet if I'll also remove the monthly membership option on Thursday, January 2nd - or if I'll extend it another week or so - but I'll keep you posted on the exact close date.
Once I remove the monthly option, you'll only be able to join the group with an annual ($360) or biannual ($198) membership. If you join now you can keep your monthly rate for the lifetime of your membership, no matter how much the rates go up publicly.
* There are two main reasons I am removing the option to join on a month-by-month basis. First, because I only want serious action takers in the group that are ready to invest in themselves and make serious progress with their business over the next 6-12 months.
And second, because members get entirely too much value when they join - including instant access to my $97 Social Marketing Results training course. I don't want to attract discount seekers or people who just want to dip their toe in the water, as the quality and caliber of my group is a high priority for me. We have an awesome community!
Social Marketing Results Price Increase
The Social Marketing Results training program is currently discounted at only $77. I'll be raising the price to $97 in the New Year. Although I'm tempted to raise it to $147 due to the value of the content, the ongoing training & support, and the results members are seeing.
You can also earn 50% Instant Commission, which is paid instantly via PayPal, for recommending this in-depth Social Media training program. You can request your referral link here: https://www.jvzoo.com/affiliates/info/62377 (If you don't already have a JVzoo account, you'll simply need to create one first.)
Launch Date for "Fast Content Marketing" Live Training Program
As I mentioned in my recent Free Content Marketing Training Session, I am releasing a brand new Live Training Program on "Smart Content Marketing" that will teach you how to increase your reach dramatically through fast, easy content marketing strategies.
The live sessions will be held live on Tuesdays at Noon Eastern, running for a minimum of six weeks. All sessions will be recorded and available immediately if you prefer to learn at your own pace, and will include checklists and worksheets and downloads similar to the Social Marketing Results program.
The first session will be on Tuesday, January 21st 2014. Stay tuned for details, pricing, and a special offer to join early at a discount. You'll want to make sure you're subscribed by email so you don't miss out. You can subscribe in the orange box below this post, or send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Business & Marketing Tips for ClickNewz Subscribers
Speaking of "getting on my list", I have a lot of fun free tips planned for ClickNewz subscribers in 2014! You'll definitely want to make sure you're subscribed to receive updates, and also to receive short simple tips and creative ideas you can implement immediately for fast results!
You can subscribe here (the confirmation page will open in a new window):
Brand New: 2014 Niche Success Blueprint
By popular demand, this year I am going to be teaching the step-by-step process for starting and running a successful (profitable!) niche business online - like I do.
I haven't worked out all the details just yet, or set up the sales page, but this is coming SOON and you'll want to check this out the minute it's released.
Hop on my list to make sure you don't miss out on this one. It's going to be a very detailed blueprint, very step-by-step, easy to follow and implement, and insanely affordable. And it may start as soon as next week!
In Closing... (Your Free Gift)
As you can see I am still working out a few details and working on the technical setup, so stay tuned for details. I have quite a bit of sales copy to write and several pages to update. I'm using the outlines and sales copy blueprints in this copywriting course - which I highly recommend, and it's still only $17. (!!)
Ah, and one last thing: I'll be doing away with the half price offer on my 20FF Report and putting that product on JVzoo with an affiliate program. You can currently get it for only $7.47 from the link above, and I'll let you know when it's available to recommend as an affiliate via JVzoo at $14.95.
Your Free Gift:
As promised, just for taking the time to read this post, I want to give you a valuable free gift. This is a copy of my Facebook Page Marketing Checklist which will prove very helpful in getting more likes and higher engagement on your Facebook Page.
This is incredibly important right now with Facebook filtering out Page Updates heavily, causing most business owners to see dramatic decreases in activity and engagement on Facebook. Follow this checklist to get back on track quickly.
Be sure to leave a comment below if you have any questions. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome as well. I would love to hear what you're working on as well, so be sure to leave a comment on this post and share your goals too!
p.s. All ClickNewz subscribers will be receiving free access to my training session on "The 10 Most Common Blogging Mistakes" very soon. I'm in the process of setting up this fun new opt-in incentive (which was VERY popular!), so keep an eye out for that in your inbox after you subscribe.