Facebook Premiere Videos. What, Why and How

Facebook Premiere Videos. What, Why and How

This week we look at combining 2 of my favourite things in business:
Video marketing and cool automation that makes you look even more like a legend without doing any extra work.

So read / watch on as I show you the cool Facebook Premiere Video function,

Share 4 reasons why I reckon you should use it in your marketing mix

Show you step by step as I publish a Facebook Premiere Video

Can’t wait to see how you make the most of this feature!

You can watch the video, listen to the audio, download from the podcast directory, or read the transcript below. Never miss an episode. Click here for all the ways you can subscribe.

What is Facebook Premiere Video?

Think of it as uploading a video to your Facebook Page and scheduling it to be published sometime in the next week…… except Facebook will help you build anticipation by creating a post about the upcoming video, remind people to come and watch and then have the same buzz as if it is a live video broadcast.

Cool eh?

Why Would You Use Facebook Premiere Video?

Batching

I LOVE to batch everything in my life!

Every task you do uses a different type of energy and focus so batching together activities that require similar energy makes for great productivity.

One of my favourite things to batch is shooting videos.

I only want to put makeup on once every few weeks!

And when on a roll talking to myself on my comfy lounge in front of my webcam, I can get a roll on knock out weeks, or even months, of videos in one sitting.

The idea of doing live videos, dictated by my content calendar just not thrill me at all!

You Can Guarantee Quality

I live in Australia in a regional area (mind you I only live 2 hours from the busiest airport in the country).

My Internet connection sucks!

Facebook Lives drive me crazy because I can never guarantee the video won’t be pixelated with broken sound and my message completely lost in the bad connection.

Yet I know what wonderful marketing and connection tools Facebook lives are.

My business tribe really engages with them and Facebook rewards them with visibility in news feeds.

Now I get the best of both worlds!

Facebook Helps Promote Your Video

I love anything that will allow me to leverage someone else doing promotion and automation for me.

Thanks Facebook.

When you schedule your video you can upload an image that can be used in a post that promotes your upcoming video. Woohoo.

Build anticipation for your video going live, and Facebook does the work for you.

Here’s what Facebook Says about building the buzz

Once your Premiere is scheduled, a Scheduled Live post is automatically posted on your Page. Viewers are able to Like, Share and comment.

Viewers will have be able to click a button to subscribe to notifications on your Premiere. Subscribers receive their first notification 20 minutes before your Premiere begins.

Three minutes before your Premiere begins, subscribers are again notified that they can join the broadcast lobby. In the lobby they can Like, Share and comment live before the Premiere begins.

You can still Engage Live

One of the questions I’ve been asked is “won’t people be annoyed your video is live yet you aren’t there live?

Only if you pretend you are live!

But nothing is stopping you turning up love and engageing with followers in the chats and comments in your video while it is live.

I’ll be doing this in a few weeks when I launch my free 5 Day Get S#*t Done Workshop “The Irresistible Offer”.

Each morning a top quality, not pixelated video will go live, giving great value training.

I’ll be there live engaging and answering questions in the comments while it is live.

How Do You Set Up Facebook Premiere Video?

Instead of telling you, how about I show you?

Follow along as I upload, show you the best settings, set up a playlist, schedule, add a promotional image and see the video go live.

Here’s the super brief instructions from Facebook:

A Premiere has to be scheduled at least 10 minutes in advance. You won’t be able to launch a Premiere immediately so be sure to plan ahead. Premieres can be scheduled up to 7 days in the future. Pages can schedule more than one Premiere for the same time.

Schedule a Premiere

  1. Click Share photo or videoon the Page you want your Premiere to broadcast from
  2. Click Upload Photos/Video
  3. Select the video you want to Premiere
  4. Click Publish
  5. Select Premiere
  6. Fill out the fields for Premiere Start Time
  7. Click Schedule Premiere

And It’s a Wrap

I’d love to hear from you.

Have you used Facebook Premiere Video?

If you have any tips to share I’d love to hear them.

A Special Message From Janet

Thank you so much for being here. I know there are a lot of podcasts you could choose to listen to  and you chose to join me on Romance Your Tribe Radio.

Woohoo!

I’m honoured and  grateful for your support.

If you enjoyed this week’s episode, I’d love for you to take a quick minute to share your thoughts with us and leave an honest review and rating for the show over on iTunes!

Read The Transcript Here

Hello and welcome! Janet Beckers here and it’s great to welcome you beautiful people to Romance Your Tribe Radio. Now today we’re going to be looking at Facebook videos but very specifically a new feature which is Facebook premier that is available to you if you are putting videos up on your Facebook page. So what I’m going to be doing here is short, sweet and total teaching and I’m going to be talking about what it actually is so you can understand, you know, if it’s going to be something you want to use. I’m going to run over what I see as the advantages of using Facebook premiere and then we’re going to talk about it from a marketing and strategy point of view, why that is good. And then if you’re watching this on the video, um, I’m actually going to demonstrate exactly how it’s done. So I’m actually going to upload a video, I’m going to use the premiere and then I’m going to show you how it works.

So you can actually go and do it yourself and find it really easy. If you are listening here on the audio section, what I will do is at that point I’ll stop. I’ll stop the recording because honestly that’s not going to be very good for you if you’re listening to the audio on one of the podcast directories because, um, you know, as not going to make sense. So what you can do then is just come over. Um, there’ll be the links here, wherever you’re watching the listening to the audio. If you can’t find them, just go over to romance. You will tribe.com and click on where it says podcasts and then you can just have a look. You can do a search for video or premiere or Facebook and you’ll find this episode where I’m walking you through that. Um, so let’s get stuck into it.

So first of all, what is Facebook premiere? For me, it is an absolute lifesaver because I really love doing Facebook lives because it actually shows up in people’s threads. You know, Facebook really rewards it, so it will show up in, in people’s feeds because it’s alive video. If they have, um, you know, been, they’d been watching your other live videos and they’re subscribed to see more, they kind to get to see it. So it’s got that whole buzz that goes with live. But if you like me, either my Internet when I decided to alive is so dodgy. That’s just where I live in Australia, that it turns out really pixelated and awful quality. And, um, you know, I don’t really want people to be seeing it because it’s frustrating or, um, you know, for me, I’m just going to have just not in the mood, oh, you know, go do my hair or whatever.

Can you relate to that? Can you do that? So what this allows is when you’re uploading your video, you can have a choice to choose premier. And what happens with premiere if you choose that number one, you can schedule it to go live at a certain time. And number two is, um, when it does go live, it appears as if it’s a live video. Um, it doesn’t mean that you had to pretend that it’s live, but because it’s going as a live video, it’s actually going to be showing up in the same sort of way that live videos do for people where it’s really coming up in their feed and it’s got that bit more of an energy around it and it’s actually, um, it’s actually something that’s, you know, Facebook is actually going to be lifting up more. So if you want to see an example of somebody who’s been using this before it became available publicly to everybody is there is a great Facebook TV series that is called Red table talk.

It is run by Jada Pinkett Smith, um, from, you know, uh, the Will Smith. It’s family and it’s really, really good. Now they started using it for a while. So I’ve been watching the way that they had been doing their marketing and I’m going to share with you now how you can be using some of the strategies that rent table talk have used that, um, you can be using the premiere and adapting that into your own business. Now for me, the other thing that works really, really well is, you know, another reason why I absolutely love this is I’m a person who likes to batch anything that I do in my business. I just figured there’s a certain mindset that you have for shooting videos, a certain mindset that you need for writing content. Another one that you need for coaching new clients or pro providing the service. They’re all different energies and as so much more efficient to be able to, okay, this is the energy that I need for this.

I’m in the zone, I’ve done any preparation to do that. I’m going to do as many of us as I can in one go. Um, so that’s the way that I like to work so that I’m not always like trying to switch my mind from one thing to another lesson, an inefficient way to do this. So I love this because I can be really productive, create a lot in one go, and then I can get to release them on a schedule. But importantly rather than just a scheduled video post, it’s actually going to go out in the same platform that they would use for live videos. So for me that is a really big win. All right, now what have I been seeing as the ways that you can be using this? And these are ones that I’ve been looking at when I’ve been watching what they do through um, red tailed hawk.

So, um, let’s go and have a look. So the one thing that I really particularly like about it, number one is the scheduling. So this is a really good thing to have, especially if you’re going to have like a regular series. If you’re going to be doing something where people may be expecting, okay, this is coming up every single week and they’re wanting to know what’s it going to be. Now the thing that is built in with this one that is not the same as if you just upload a post and a video and then schedule it to go later. What you can do when you’re uploading the premiere is you can choose a different thumbnail and you might have one there that’s got you know, coming soon and it will actually show that that um, that image and it’s the same link that’s going to be used for your post so that you can actually be getting a bit of a primary.

So that’s going to be coming up in the feed of people who are other following your videos or liking your page. So the nice part about there is you’re getting a little bit of automated marketing happening for you without you having to be the one doing it all. Now the other thing about having that is it also allows that you can be, you know, you got it coming at a certain time. You can also be doing other marketing that can be going over to it. That’s building up that little bit of a buzz. And that’s exactly what you’ll see that they do with the red table talk. Because every single week they’re doing little snippets, snippets of it and they’re always talking about going back over to there. And you’ll see when it’s going to go live when they go to that page. Um, I see that as a really big one.

Now the other thing, and this is a question, um, that my VIP clients we’re talking about, cause I’ve been, we’ve been going over and I’ve been showing them how to use that is what happens, you know, and looks as if you live but you know, it’s going through the live platform. But um, you know, how can I have interaction with people that I would normally have on alive? Well, think about this where if you’re going to be having like a TV series, think of you’re trying to make your videos as Netflix possible as you can is they’ll be knowing it’s coming up on this date. Okay. So they will be there to watch it. What you can be doing is then turning up at the same time. And as people are commenting, I’m watching you can actually be answering questions, starting the discussion happening in the chat because that is the beauty when you can get a few people there and start building up that buzz.

And the more you can do that, of course the more Facebook is going to show and engaged video. So they are the two big things. If you keep that in mind. Number one is it allows an anticipation of this is coming up and the platform itself, we’ll do some of that for you. And the other one is that you can actually turn up and be interacting with people as they’re actually watching, whatever it is that you’re going to be delivering. So you can add that extra engagement that you may not get as much through the video. Um, so I’d love to hear from you if you’re using Facebook premiere. I would love to see if it’s working for you. And, um, now if you’re on the audio now come over ear over to the, the website so that you can actually see behind the scenes and I’ll show you exactly how to do it.

Now I would also like to be able to help you, you know, shine the light on you and how to also really love to hear back from you. So a nice fun way to do that is if you’re listening to this audio, maybe take a photo of yourself like a split of a selfie. As you’re listening, if you’re here on and you’re watching this on, um, on the video, maybe take a screen grab or a photograph and then come over either to Instagram or find me on Facebook and use the Hashtag romance your tribe because that’s my business romance. He would try and say that and share that photo. I would love to see it and just tell me what you’re doing and any hour, how’s that you’ve got. And I’ll share that. I’ll share that in my Instagram story. I’ll share that on my Facebook page.

Help to shine the light on you. Um, so yeah, I’d love that feedback. You know, if you can love me up, baby, love me, love me, love me. Alright, see you over here and now I’m going to take you step by step as I use this now in my own business. And Hey, um, at the time of recording this in a couple of weeks, I’m going to be running a five day, what I call the get shit done workshop and it’s specifically around building an irresistible offer. Now every single morning I’m going to be having a training video that goes onto my Facebook page, that teachers one specific part of building a great offer. Now I’m actually going to be using Facebook premiere for that part because I want to make sure that it’s really good quality for people and that I, my internet is not going to be dodgy and sabotage it for everybody. So if you want to see me using it in action, make sure that you register for that workshop, which will be romance, your tribe.com. Forward slash offer f yeah, forward slash offer. Um, go there and register. And so you’ll get all the links and you know when at the song, but you can actually see me using it there, um, in inaction. So you can see that there as well. Okay. Let’s now go behind the scenes. So yeah.

 

Procrastination Is Not a Character Flaw

Procrastination Is Not a Character Flaw

Procrastination is not a character flaw. It’s simply lack of clarity.

Do you find yourself beating yourself up because you know you need to make changes in your business, or launch that new program, or start that podcast etc. but you haven’t taken action? So you label yourself as a procrastinator and beat yourself up further because you know as a procrastinator, you are flawed! 😖😖😖

Know. it’s not just you and it doesn’t have to stay like that all the time. Instead, stop seeking procrastination as a character flaw and start seeing it as a symptom.

It is a symptom of lack of clarity so you simply need to:

1️⃣ Identify where you have a lack of clarity

2️⃣ Follow a framework to get clarity, make a decision and clear up the energy so you can stop procrastinating and get s#*t done.

In this week’s short and sweet podcast and “cheat sheet” post below, I share with you a few of the areas you are most likely lacking clarity on that you may not realise are the root of your procrastination.

Plus tips and resource links to help you get clarity and get momentum.

You can watch the video, listen to the audio, download from the podcast directory, or read the transcript below. Never miss an episode. Click here for all the ways you can subscribe.

Procrastination Road Blocks

Here’s a few areas you may have lack of clarity on that are causing you to procrastinate in your business:

✳️ How do I really help people anyway? so what is the transformational journey I take people on to get from A to B?

✳️ What gives me joy in my business…am I doing enough of that?

✳️ Have a created a business that has me doing a lot of things I don’t like? If yes…what can you outsource or what can I stop doing…….otherwise why have a business anyway, if you don’t choose to do things that light you up. You may as well get a job!

✳️ Have I got the right business model?

✳️ Have I over-complicated my business?

✳️ Am I really clear on what my clients really want help with or am I just assuming?

✳️ Am I clear on what I stand for? What will get the splinters out of your bum from sitting on the fence in your industry?

✳️ Am I clear on my confidence to step up and get seen or do I need a framework to stop sabotaging?

That’s just a few ideas.

If you aren’t clear on any of the above, well that’s what I do. I have frameworks to give you clarity then the tools and templates to get you taking action in the right way so you can stop procrastinating and get stuff done.

The stuff that makes a difference.

If you’d like my help either comment below or contact me and tell me what it is you are stuck on.

I’ll see if I can help you get unstuck.

A Special Message From Janet

Thank you so much for being here. I know there are a lot of podcasts you could choose to listen to  and you chose to join me on Romance Your Tribe Radio.

Woohoo!

I’m honoured and  grateful for your support.

If you enjoyed this week’s episode, I’d love for you to take a quick minute to share your thoughts with us and leave an honest review and rating for the show over on iTunes!

Read The Transcript Here

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9 Ways to Declutter Your Business……. Starting with You

9 Ways to Declutter Your Business……. Starting with You

In the new Netflix show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, the Japanese decluttering diva shows Americans how to do with less, challenging America’s hoarding and consumer cultures.

I love her approach of “throw out anything that doesn’t spark joy” (true confessions, I haven’t watched any of her shows…. life is just too short!).

So why not use this approach in your business?

That’s the topic of this week’s podcast and cheat-sheet article for you below.

This is a topic that is top of mind for me because this week I have done the ultimate declutter.

I have closed my award-winning website after 10 years!

Decluttering my business in such a drastic, but essential way, has allowed me to release the energy I need to make a greater impact.

So, making the most of the unique decluttering energy I’m feeling at the moment, I share with you today the 9 ways you can declutter your business and let go of things (and people) that have an energy that really isn’t serving you anymore.

Once that cluttered energy is gone, you’ll free up space and emotional energy to attract other things into the vacuum you’ve created. This freedom allows you to feel and see things more clearly. It is essential to the growth of your business.

Read / listen/ watch on  for the 9 steps in the order I recommend.

If you any of these areas I share make you go “Aha! That’s what I’m going to do next”, come and share it. I’d love to hear it from you. Share it on the podcast on the blog page or get in touch with me through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, wherever you hang out.

You can watch the video, listen to the audio, download from the podcast directory, or read the transcript below. Never miss an episode. Click here for all the ways you can subscribe.

9 Ways to Declutter Your Business

Clear the energy to attract great clients, great staff and great opportunities.

Plus clear your mind and business life my simplifying in these 9 areas.

The list below has a very specific order. It’s not necessarily to do with the importance, but the right steps to approach your business declutter.

#1 Clear Out Your Office

This may not seem like the most important area to focus on first, but it is actually the best one to start with.

If you have an office, throwing out things that clutter your peripheral vision or things that distract you without you really noticing it, will be freeing.

Keep only what is important.

This clutter not only clutters you visually, it clutters you energetically.

Take the time to create a calm and focused energy in your immediate work space. A place you can feel a beautiful energy that is pleasure to work in. For me, I always have flowers on my desk where I can see them without having to turn my head. I also have an aromatherapy candle just outside my peripheral view. And I keep these little things, presents, that remind me of why I do what I do.

Set yourself a deadline to work on this and just focus.

TIP: If you don’t have an office, but the area where you usually work isn’t giving you a good energy, then claim an area in your home for yourself, even if it is small. Create a sense of “ritual” by creating a clear space and whatever you choose to include to create a feeling of happiness where you work.

#2 Your Clients

This might sound weird or a bit tough, but you need to do this.

Look at the people you’re working with. Who among them use a lot of your energy and time? Who causes you stress? Are there clients who are making you focus on things that you don’t do well?

They could be a client from hell or you’re simply just not a good match. Maybe you’re not the best person to help them or maybe the help they need  is something that is not a part of your business any more.

Make those decisions.

  •         Does that client need to go?
  •         Do you have to refer this client to someone else?
  •         Should you review the boundaries you set with that client?

I’ve only had to do this twice. Once was with a client who I was able to get great results for, she paid on time but she was incredibly needy. She sucked my energy dry.

She also counted as a high percentage of my business. So I  built up the other parts of the business so I could eventually let her go in a kind way.

This is how I worded my letting her go:

“It’s been wonderful to help you achieve so much in the time we’ve been working together and we’ve well surpassed what we set out to do. I don’t think you need me any more. And for some of the stuff that you still need my help with, I can refer you to some people who specialise in just that part.”

There was one other time where it was actually a client from hell.

She was awful. She had everybody in tears. I just had to let her go. I gave her all the money back even if we’ve done the work because I didn’t want that energy.

That’s only happened twice in 10 years. Letting go of them just freed me and opened up opportunities and space for new, wonderful clients.

But what if you actually have fantastic clients?

I’m actually at that stage where I have the world’s best clients. I’m just attracting people who I know I can really help. They get me and I get them. I’m absolutely adoring them.

So if you have great clients, let them know!

Also say to them “I want to work with people who are like you. I’d love you to refer people to me who are just as wonderful as you”.

You can also offer your favourites an alumni package to help these great clients stay with you for longer. I just did that with my Rising Stars clients.

#3 Declutter your products

To do this, you’re going to have to do a couple of things.

Look at all your products and services.

This is helpful if you’re doing a lot of little things. This also applies if you’re doing very different things for each client.

If you’re doing a lot of different things for a lot of different people, I want you to list everything down you are doing. You do this because you need to get really clear on what you are really offering. Then you can make decisions on what you will no longer offer.

Simplify and channel your energy to doing less, better and with more focus.

You’ll also attract clients easier with this new clarity.

Look at your profit and loss.

How much money do you make from each of the products and services you offer? If you are creating tailored solutions for people – coaching or service provision – then I want you to look at which of those are making you the most money.

Most importantly, look at the time you are spending on each. You might be getting a lot of money from it but it also may be taking up an excess amount of your time, emotion, or energy.

On the other hand, you might have products that are low cost but they’re efficient because they don’t take much work on your part.

Look at what you can simplify.

It’s not necessary that more is better. Less can be better for you because you can be clear about what you offer. More importantly, you’re not going to be using as much emotional and mind bandwidth.

Can you declutter your programs and your products?

That’s something I just done recently by consolidating everything into one core program with 2 VIP levels. All of the things you offer should lead to the ultimate result.

#4 Your Opt-ins

Do you have a lot of different ways for people to join your mailing list?

Are some of those really not going to be the best ones to lead people into your nice, simplified, decluttered products?

If so, maybe you should just get rid of them. They’re just confusing and unnecessary. Keep it simple. As much as it can be overwhelming you, it could be confusing your clients as well.

Questions to consider:

  • Are these going to attract the perfect clients you want?
  • Are these really going to lead them to the products and programs that take the least amount of time, and give you the least amount of stress and the most amount of profit?

If you don’t have an email list yet and you need help, I can help you create an integrated solution from opt in to programs to profit through the Attract Your Tribe program.

#5 Your Content

What are you doing that’s getting you in front of people?

You need to be seen and heard for your ideal clients to find you and know what you stand for.

Some of these include:

  • Podcasts
  • Blog posts
  • Facebook live
  • Videos
  • And more

What is it that you’re doing to let people know that you know your stuff, to connect with people and stay top of mind? Take a look at what’s working and focus on them.

Some of the things you do might be things you do just because you’ve always done them or you feel that you have to. Many of those things are often things that don’t give you results.

Simplify. Doing different types of content can attract different types of prospects, but have a really good look if any of them aren’t really getting results.

This is a great place to declutter. Again, do more with less.

Disclaimer:

Now this depends on the stage of your business. If you’re just getting ready to launch, you need to be building your mailing list. You need to be getting people’s attention. You need to be visible. That’s your runway.

For a plane to get lift and really take off, it needs a long runway. That’s when you’re going to be creating your content and building your mailing list. You might look at it and go, “Janet says I need to declutter if it’s not working.”

Recognise first if you’re in that runway phase. You’re still building so you can get your sales. Don’t go and throw things out without knowing what you are measuring. How many opt-ins are you getting? What kind of engagement are you getting? What suite of core blog posts are you creating that’s going to end up attracting the perfect clients? Have a look at that and the way that you’re creating content.

Can you declutter there?

#6 Your Staff

That also includes you. It could be you, your virtual assistant, your staff, the people you call in every now and then. Or nobody else.

Look at your team and think:

  • Is there anybody here that if they would leave, I would be absolutely horrified?
  • Is there anyone here that if they left, I wouldn’t be too upset?

If they’re not doing a fantastic job, then maybe you should declutter. Don’t surround yourself with mediocre.

There might be someone you’re keeping because you don’t want to go through the effort of looking for somebody else or you don’t want to hurt their feelings. Let that energy go. You’re going to attract somebody awesome in instead.

Finally, if you have a virtual assistant, are you using them to their full capacity? Would you be better off just hiring part-time? Take a look at what you’re doing and delegate better.

#7 Yourself

Look at yourself. Are you spending time doing things that matter or are you doing “busy work”? Be really honest. Can you declutter yourself as the person who is running the business and attracting the clients? Can you declutter your own time and use the support team that you may already have, or intend to build?

Now, what is using up your bandwidth?

What email lists, Facebook groups are you on? Things that use up your time and attention. Work out your criteria for what you really need to grow your business and only spend time reading and interacting with the content and groups that will help you.

Ask yourself, which are the ones you really look at all the time?

If you were on a newsletter list or Facebook group just because you were curious or someone else had added you, just unsubscribe or leave. That’s all clutter using up your brain and distracting you. Exercise minimalism so that the energy that you use is going to be calm.

#8 Software Subscriptions

How many of the software you pay for are you not actually using? Go and get rid of it. It’s going to save you money and the space at the back of your head where every now and then something comes up and you go “why do I have that; I don’t remember” just declutter.

Streamline. Less clutter. Less things to learn. Less things to pay for.

#9 Your Online Presence

Once you’ve decluttered all this, take a look at your website and social media. The best way for people to join your mailing list. Does it reflect your new decluttered life and business?

Now be careful when you approach decluttering your online presence.

When I talk about decluttering you and your time, one of the things to be wary of is “busy work”. These are things that seem really important, keeping you busy, but is not actually growing your business and making an impact.

One of these unproductive, busy things is constantly tweaking your website.

So when you’re decluttering your website, make sure you’re sure about what needs to go. Set your timeframe to do that. And if you haven’t been using your virtual assistant efficiently, this is the best thing to ask them to help you with.

Just don’t fall into that trap of “I’ve been really busy tweaking things on my website”.

This is the last thing you would want to do because you want it to represent this minimalist, decluttered energy that you are clearing around yourself and your business so that the good things can flow in.

Do you have other areas you recommend decluttering?

Or maybe you have some other great tips?

Share down below what’s worked with you and if you have tips for other people, share them as well 🙂

A Special Message From Janet

Thank you so much for being here. I know there are a lot of podcasts you could choose to listen to  and you chose to join me on Romance Your Tribe Radio.

Woohoo!

I’m honoured and  grateful for your support.

If you enjoyed this week’s episode, I’d love for you to take a quick minute to share your thoughts with us and leave an honest review and rating for the show over on iTunes!

Read The Transcript Here

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Why I Closed My Award Winning Website

Why I Closed My Award Winning Website

Where is Wonderful Web Women?

Hey if you clicked on a link expecting to arrive at Wonderful Web Women (or anything that starts with Wonderful Web for that matter) and you landed up here, you are in the right place!

After 10 wonderful years Wonderful Web Women has closed and the website you are on now is the next stage in the evolution of this powerful tribe online.

Read on to find out The Wonderful Web Women story and watch or listen to the behind-the-scenes podcast to learn how the Wonderful Web Women brand built so quickly, why it won so many awards, and why on earth I chose to close my award winning website and launch the Romance Your Tribe brand.

Wonderful Web TV

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You can find 4 years of short and sweet Marketing, Motivation and Mindset videos over here on Youtube.

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Wonderful Web Women. The Evolution of a Revolution

It seems like hype to call Wonderful Web Women a revolution. After all, at the time of writing in 2019 there are many powerful business women online creating a true impact. They are leading their online tribes and visible as leaders alongside visibly successful men online.

There are also many wonderful online communities of women supporting each other to create success in a way that builds on the strengths of women and defines success in a way that is meaningful for women who often have many hats to wear and roles to fill.

Yet, over 10 years ago the online space was very different.

It’s hard to believe that women were hungry to find visible female role models creating success online. There were also far fewer online communities for women to find like-minded women creating successful business online.

Yet the reality is, 10 years ago online business was dominated by men (far, far more than the still male dominated industry in 2019) and women wanted change.

Wonderful Web Women became an early leader in that space.

Read on to find out more.

The Revolution Started in The Women’s Toilets

Yep.

If you’ve ever been to a conference and tried to go to the Ladies toilets in the lunch break, you’ll know what it’s like. A long line of women with full bladders spilling out of the doors and into the hallway!

All talking!

It was at one of these conferences on Internet Marketing I started to notice a popular and passionate topic of conversation. The questions asked up and down the line of waiting women was:

“Why are there only men on stage?”.
“I can’t relate to all the testosterone”
“Where are the chicks?”.

An idea was born.

What if I could find successful women online and interview them about how they have created success. Would people want to listen? Can I make money from this idea?

I’d been burnt in the past by not researching a business idea thoroughly enough before investing years and all my savings and credit on growing the business. I was wiser by then.

So I spent months, attending Internet Marketing Conferences, and believe it or not, conducted my market research in the women’s toilets using an MP3 recorder!

I knew without a doubt there was a huge demand and there was the potential to make this work.

I just had to find all these successful women, work out a way to interview them, build a mailing list, create a new website and work out a model to make business.

So I did the obvious thing: I set a launch date, announced it to everyone I knew then went flat out trying to work out how to do it!

Lessons:

  • Look and listen. Business ideas are everywhere.
  • Do your market research
  • You don’t have to research in the ladies toilets. Facebook exists now!

The Project That Launched Fast

I’ll cut out describing the months of lack of sleep (my kids were still young and in primary school then), the stress, the self-doubt, the scrambling to find things to sell on eBay to pay for website software (wordpress wasn’t mainstream then for membership sites), the incredible support from my husband and the way I grilled everyone I met, on techy stuff, marketing stuff and business models. The money I spent on digital programs on “how to Interview” and “How to make money online”.

A few months later this is what happened:

  • I launched an 8 week live telesummit featuring wonderfully successful women online
  • All the women promoted my summit to their subscribers for me
  • I bought hand-painted silk scarves, designed for each women, as gifts of gratitude (yep, I even commissioned them to match their eye colouring and hair!)
  • In 8 weeks I built an email list of thousands, from a start of zero
  • I replaced my last 12 months of income in 8 weeks with a combination of commissions from programs my guests sold on my interviews and a last minute $47 / month membership that offered recordings and transcripts of the interviews (yep that means the first members joined an empty membership area)
  • I won an award for Best Membership Site
  • People I didn’t know contacted me to ask if they could pay me thousands of dollars for me to coach them (I had no idea what coaching was but I said yes!)

Lessons

  • You’ve got to hussle when you’re starting out so set a goal and get moving
  • Affiliate commissions are awesome
  • The telesummit model is a great way to build a business and gain rapid credibility
  • Be really nice to your husband 🙂

The Project That Turned into an international Business

The launch of Wonderful Web Women was a success by anyone’s standards. Now the challenge was to turn it into a sustainable business. Again, I set some big goals and did some pretty gutsy moves, which I’ll tell you about. Doing the scary thing paid off and the business momentum developed a life of it’s own. Fuelled by “The Revolution” and the power of building a tribe around your business. Something that I have since specialised in helping my clients also achieve (hint: this website is called Romance Your Tribe!)

The Gutsy Move

I mentioned before that I launched with an 8 week telesummit. The problem is, the 8th speaker was stuffing around on the dates (well her assistant was) and I was going live without a confirmed last speaker. So I did something a bit crazy.

I scheduled MYSELF as the final speaker and the topic? “How to build a targeted mailing list and gain instant credibility through the power of joint ventures and expert interviews- in 6 short weeks”.

Good grief! I had a list of zero and literally spent my last cent in my business account the day I wrote that. It was the day before I did my first interview!

No pressure.

This is what happened:

  • When I presented (I got a customer to interview me) I had actually achieved exactly what I said I would (phew).
  • Every other speaker had sold a program at the end of their interview so I decided I should too
  • I sold my first program for about $500, before it even existed, on the topic of….you guessed it….”How to build a list of thousands and turn your passions into profit in 8 weeks”.
  • The guest experts were so grateful to have a platform available focusing on women in business online, they recommended their peers be my guests. I had a waiting list!
  • I did a live interview every week for 2 years and then one every 2 weeks for another 2

Lessons

  • Back yourself and embrace the feeling of “Scarecited”
  • Position yourself as an equal with experts by including yourself as a guest expert in your own line-up
  • Test a new product by pre-selling. If it sells, then create the program live with your first members

Award Winning Business

Business success is about building and nurturing an engaged tribe and that starts with first of all identifying a tribe without a place to hang out. I found that in the women’s toilets!

It is one thing to find and attract your tribe. The real magic happens when you immerse yourself in your tribe, listen to them and allow yourself to trust the tribe and open yourself to “go with the flow” with opportunities.

That’s what Wonderful Web Women developed into and has been the basis for this next phase of growth.

This is what happened:

  • One of my guest experts, loved what I had created with my tribe and invited me to be a guest speaker at her conference in the USA. I had to be prepared to travel there, speak for 90 minutes, and sell a program for a minimum of $1500. I said yes!
  • I had no idea how to present and sell from the stage so I did the obvious….I found a leading female expert on the topic and interviewed her!
  • My program I had created was only $500 so I had to find a way to make it more comprehensive. So I ran a workshop, filmed it and included the DVDs in the package. Plus extra goodies.
  • On return to Australia I started receiving lots of invitations to present from the stage because now I was an international speaker!
  • I co-authored a best selling book (an invite from another guest speaker).
  • I produced 3 co-authored books with my members and guests as co-authors because I wanted to give my members the same opportunity I had to be an author
  • I won a very competitive award for Australian Marketer of The Year
  • During this time our host went belly up during the financial crisis. All our websites (our income) disappeared overnight. Then our backups didn’t work! I cried. We rebuilt. We didn’t lose 1 customer in the month it took to rebuild and in fact, we gained members. That is the power of tribe.

Lessons

  • I became a best selling author, international speaker and award winning mentor in a short time because I made friends. Seriously. I adored my guests and created friendships and opportunities came from that. I adored my members and subscribers and so looked for ways to give them opportunities. Tribes consist of friends. Relationships lead to business success.
  • Say yes to opportunities then figure it out.
  • One successfully completed opportunity will open doors to far more.
  • Enter awards.

The Market Changed… and will always change

You’ll notice Wonderful Web Women was built on live interviews with a thriving paying community built on a simple model of people paying for access to an archive of recordings and transcripts.

Can you imagine that working easily now?

Of course not. (before you say anything, there will always be exceptions)

Podcasts are so popular now you can get access for free to a wealth of great content. In fact, the interviews I do for my podcast Romance Your Tribe Radio are very similar to the one’s I did all those years ago.

This is what happened

  • I saw that change coming and so changed the business model to become monthly training modules on topics my members asked for. This turned out to be a LOT of work!
  • I also launched my first high level group coaching program. HUGE learning curve for me!
  • I ran my first 3 day live event at $1000 per head. Respect to anyone who does this. Huge learning curve for me!
  • Wonderful Web Women started to change focus because it was not so much about women role models.

Lessons

  • Stay ahead of changes in the market place and be willing to adapt
  • Creating comprehensive training modules is heaps more work than interviewing experts
  • High end programs are awesome but be prepared to create systems and training material or you’ll burn yourself out

Signature Systems Create Leverage

As you can see, since the initial revolution things have changed. I found my tribe asking more for my step-by-step trainings and wanting more of ME, and less focus on spotlighting other female leaders online.

They were actually starting to say “You are no longer the passionate reporter Janet. Step up and claim your space as the expert. We want YOU”.

To be honest, I resisted this for a while and could have seen the demand for this much earlier if I let myself. It actually took individual customers contacting me and saying “…girl, we need to talk”. They challenged me to step up further.

See why I love them?

This is what happened:

  • I developed a signature system to build a strong tribe online and a loyal tribe, the way I do things. I called it Romance Your Tribe.
  • I wrote my first solo book, introducing my Romance Your Tribe System. It went to #1 on Amazon kindle
  • I launched a comprehensive training program called Shine Online.
  • I also launched a video podcast called Wonderful Web TV that ranked in the top 10 in iTunes in Marketing for the 4 years I published it.
  • I taught my Shine members how to do my MeTV video podcasting method
  • I launched a new high end program
  • I closed my monthly membership
  • I gradually started to feel the name Wonderful Web Women no longer reflected what we actually do anymore. A feeling on incongruency started sneaking in.

Lessons

  • You will evolve in your leadership and capacity to impact people. Be prepared to step into that leadership.
  • A signature system, with your unique language, can actually create a sense of tribe, even if there is no longer a revolution.
  • Create training resources to help your clients get results with your systems. This will free you up tremendously.
  • You can choose to work with lots of people at a low price or less people at a high price. It’s difficult to combine them (I share a story on the podcast above of one client who tried to join the $47/month program but we had removed the buy button from the order form just that day. So she purchased a $10,000 VIP program instead! We are still great friends!).
  • If you start to feel incongruent, take notice. This will start to hold you back.

Congruency is Everything….. this is why I closed my award winning website

You see how the last lesson I shared, was the sense of incongruency I started to feel about what the name Wonderful Web Women stood for, and what the business has evolved to?

I knew I was no longer true to my roots and this incongruency was starting to sabotage my confidence to step up.

This is what happened:

  • I asked myself…”what would I advise my clients if they were in my situation?”
  • I consulted with colleagues for an experienced impartial view.
  • I decided to apply my own Romance Your Tribe System to my own business, starting right from scratch, working through the exact steps and exercises they would use.
  • I made the decision to make my system the star of the show (with me as the co-star), instead of “Women in business” the star of the show.
  • I developed so many insights by systematically applying my system to my own business that I created streamlined templates, systems and training material so my clients could apply the system to their own business faster and with less stress.
  • I created, launched and sold the most comprehensive and awesome program I’ve created so far called “Attract Your Tribe” and seen my members seriously kick some goals.
  • I launched a new video podcast called Romance Your Tribe Radio and produced over 40 new episodes
  • I developed new branding, new messages, new logos, new website that really reflect what I now stand for.
  • I simplified my business further with a nested business model of VIP clients part of a tight-knit group implementing the Attract Your Tribe program (and so proud of the results they have been getting).
  • Closed Wonderful Web Women for good in January 2019 when current members of the Shine program had completed their training.

Lessons

  • There is no better proof that your system works, than treating yourself as if you are your own client and do the work you ask them to do!
  • Simplify, simplify, simplify
  • If you feel incongruent, acknowledge this and take action. Otherwise your business and confidence will slowly erode.
  • It can easily take a good year of solid action to detonate a brand and build a strong foundation of your message, marketing and offers. Longer (much longer)  if you do not have a proven system to follow like Attract Your Tribe.

What’s Next?

The past year has been a true investment in Sweat Equity. It’s been a lot of work!

Now my focus can be completely directed to:

  • Experimenting with marketing, launches, content and great ways of including my tribe in all my marketing and connecting strategies.
  • Focus on getting great results for my existing and new clients in my comprehensive training at Attract Your Tribe and working with my VIP clients (Those in the Attract Your Tribe Accelerator Program and my advanced business owners in my Rising Stars Program).
  • Actively inspiring and enabling the wonderful people in my online tribe to step into their own power as a leader of their own tribes online.
  • Help people, who help people, help more people!

Share Below

I’d love to hear from you.

Have you been part of the Wonderful Web Women community over the last decade?

I’d love to hear your stories.

Let’s have a reunion party in the comments below!

A Special Message From Janet

Thank you so much for being here. I know there are a lot of podcasts you could choose to listen to  and you chose to join me on Romance Your Tribe Radio.

Woohoo!

I’m honoured and  grateful for your support.

If you enjoyed this week’s episode, I’d love for you to take a quick minute to share your thoughts with us and leave an honest review and rating for the show over on iTunes!

7 Steps To Get Back Into Work Mode After a Vacation

7 Steps To Get Back Into Work Mode After a Vacation

I’m writing this on my first day back at “work” after 2 and a half weeks of Christmas and a perfect Aussie summer beach staycation. It took my brain a week to slow down and after that (another week and a half) has been fantastic. A beautiful rhythm of beach life of walks to the beach, swimming, cafes, kayaking, exploring wild swimming places, painting and cocktails.

Here’s a few holiday snaps from one of our exploring days:

As always after a holiday, no matter how much you love what you do, it can take a few cranks of the keys in the “mental ignition” before the business woman engine catches on and starts to rev up.

So what better way to get back into work mode than do something I love, and that’s record a podcast episode for you.

And what better topic than the one I’m struggling with myself today, and that’s how to get back into work mode after a vacation.

In this week’s episode I share:

  • In hindsight, the last thing I COULD have done on my last day of work before leaving for holidays… and how it would have made the transition to reality easier
  • The importance of sleep cycles and vacation mode.
  • How to use your Vacation Brain to improve your business
  • Priorities for the first day back
  • How to keep the holiday vibe and still be productive in business
  • What Goldilocks has to do with your first day back

I’ve also written a short “cheat Sheet” article on the 7 steps I follow to Get Back Into Work Mode After a Vacation with some handy links to help you, if the transition back to reality eludes you.

You can watch the video, listen to the audio, download from the podcast directory, or read the transcript below. Never miss an episode. Click here for all the ways you can subscribe.

7 Steps To Get Back Into Work Mode After a Vacation

Reclaim Your Business Sleep Cycle

If you’re like me, you’re sleep cycle may have defaulted to holiday time, instead of productive, world domination mode.

So get to bed early! (boring I know but important).

Set that alarm baby and get up!

Simply creating this structure to your days will move you out of lazy time.

Cut yourself some slack for a few days

Before you went on holidays you were very likely super woman / man. That person who powered through the to-do list with adrenaline fueled energy, so you can go on holidays.

You probably imagined yourself coming back after holidays, super fresh from relaxing, and hitting the ground running. That’s so not going to happen if you really did get to wind down on your break.

So set your goals (for example on your wake up time, to do’s etc) but allow yourself a day or so to get in the swing of things.

But only a few days!

Consciously Keep the Holiday Vibe

If you’re relaxed after a great break, be careful not to switch into head down bum up mode too fast. Otherwise you’ll need another holiday by the end of the week!

Instead consciously create a vacation vibe in your work space.

Here’s a few very simple ways:

  1. Music that keeps the vibe
  2. Burn essential oils
  3. Place a few mementos on your desk and allow yourself to stop and spend a few moments of mindfulness in pleasant thoughts.
  4. Schedule short breaks more often and consciously visualise / meditate on calmness and joy. Then bring that energy back to your work.

Actually, I do all the above most days to stay focused and calm.

Allow your first day back to be a planning and catch up day

It can be easy to get into micro-mode on return from a break.

Answering emails, getting stuck into looming deadlines etc.

Instead, take time to get clear on the big picture.

Do an assessment of any unfinished tasks from before you left, clarity on important goals and commitments for the next few weeks and top priorities.

Schedule this overview and planning for Day 1 and resist the urge to action items immediately.

Instead of schedule WHEN they will be actioned and then do them in that order. That way you won’t get overwhelmed by “stuff”.

And hey, if you ever start to feel overwhelmed in business, this article on 8 steps to free yourself from overwhelm in business is a great place to start.

If you start to feel overwhelmed by all the crazy things you feel you need to get done in the next week or so, then use this fast and simple template I use to quickly identify priorities. You can download it here.

Connect With Your Team and Your Top Clients

Relationships are your top priority in business so make reconnecting a priority.

This doesn’t have to be a huge time commitment.

A simple email, message, post in a customer support group or super-quick phone call is important on the first day.

Simply to say “I’m baaaack” and you’re here for them.

This is a simple customer service, and leadership touch point that can make a big difference.

Make The Most of Your Relaxed Mind

If you are relaxed from a holiday, this is the perfect time to tap into the right side of your mind.

This is the creative side that is so often ignored when our left sided brain takes over to power through all the to-do actions.

So use this strategically.

I’ve mentioned visualising, mediation and mindfulness above.

That’s not just woo-woo feel good stuff (which by the way I’m totally for too).

These are also tools to help you tap into your creativity so when you do these exercises, consciously ask your subconscious the question “what is a new way to look at what I’m doing?” or ask about a specific project, goal or issue.

Also bring this new energy to the next step.

Make a Reality Check of Your Year and Next Quarter Plans

I have very clear steps my VIP clients and I use to create simple 90 day plans that work to keep us focused, accountable and motivated.

There is nothing better than returning to that 90 day plan immediately after a holiday and ask yourself the question:
Does this plan seem too big or too small, with the clarity I have with my vacation vibe?

I often find one of three things happens:

I’m clearer on WHY I do what I do and I realise my 90 day plan is thinking too small!

I don’t mean I hadn’t planned to do enough work.

It very often means I planned to be busy with things that were more of the same, and not really pushing me out of my comfort zone.

I have stopped running on adrenaline and realise I had a 90 day plan to burn out

Yep I’ve done this too many times over the years.

When I’m focused I’m totally on fire and I keep on going!

However, that’s not always the most effective way to make a difference through my business.

Often less is more (my mantra for the last 12 months and likely to be the lesson I still focus on this year).

Slowing down often gives me the clarity on how to simplify.

If you feel the burn out coming, you might find this article on how to get out of a funk in business over here.

The Goldilocks moment

That’s what I experienced today, when I returned to work and did everything I’ve listed above.

I reviewed my plan and had that rare moment when everything was JUST RIGHT.

Pure Goldilocks moment.

I find if I do THIS end of year ritual before I do my yearly plan, the Goldilocks moments occur far more often.

Over To You

I’d love to hear any rituals, hacks and special tips you use to get your business mojo back when you have been on vacation.

Share below or even better, take a screen grab of the podcast above and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me I it sharing your tip. I’ll choose great tips and re post to my story in Instagram or Facebook and help shine the light on you.

A Special Message From Janet

Thank you so much for being here. I know there are a lot of podcasts you could choose to listen to  and you chose to join me on Romance Your Tribe Radio.

Woohoo!

I’m honoured and  grateful for your support.

If you enjoyed this week’s episode, I’d love for you to take a quick minute to share your thoughts with us and leave an honest review and rating for the show over on iTunes!

Facebook Messenger Bots For Business

Facebook Messenger Bots For Business

One of the things I find really frustrating about keeping in touch with my subscribers and customers, is how difficult it can be to get your emails to even land in people’s inboxes (so many get blocked) and then fighting for attention in crowded inboxes.

Don’t get me wrong, email is still a powerful medium, but with an average open rate of 20% (in my industry anyway), surely there is a better way to get more people to even read your messages?

Well, yes there is.

There is a medium that currently has open rates that average 80%.

Plus it has click through rates (the percent of people who click links in the communication) that are 10 times the average rates of emails.

That medium is Facebook Messenger Bots.

Now I’ll be totally open here, I’ve done workshops and courses on bots, set some up in our biz and really done a pretty mediocre and half-hearted attempt.

That will be changing in 2019.

So to advise on how to use Facebook Messenger Bots for business I called up a friend who I met at a conference, Sue Prentice. When I met Sue, she shared over drinks the incredible success her business has had with Facebook Messenger Bots. Sue sells awesome bluetooth earphones for runners (I know because I use them).

This episode of Romance Your Tribe Radio is direct from the trenches with Sue sharing how you can use Facebook Messenger Bots in your business. Sue uses bots in her business every single day, which means she has put her own money on the line to test and tweak strategies that work. This is far better than someone who has only ever managed bots for someone else.

Plus an extra bonus, which I only found after I invited Sue to be my guest, is she has now opened a new “done-for-you” Facebook Messenger bot business (hello, someone to create the great bots you’ll see me using this year).

In this episode we cover:

  • How Sue and I met and why I call her Conference Barbie
  • Why Sue cancelled her email account for her business selling Bluetooth earphones for runners), even though she had industry average open rates.
  • How Facebook Messenger Bots transformed their marketing (plus she shares the stats in their biz).
  • What Facebook Messenger Bots are
  • Who should be using bots and at what stage you should think about using them (this surprised me)
  • The first bot you should create and what software to use to make it easy (which also comes with some great free training).
  • The biggest mistake people make when they start using Facebook Messenger bots for business.
  • How writing emails for marketing is very different to writing for Facebook Messenger Marketing and the simple rule to follow to create messages that convert.
  • How to combine email and Facebook Messenger bots for business.

Plus, below this week’s podcast episode, you’ll see an article explaining exactly what a Facebook Messenger bot is and where to start.

You can watch the video, listen to the audio, download from the podcast directory, or read the transcript below. Never miss an episode. Click here for all the ways you can subscribe.

How to use Facebook Messenger Bots for business

What is a Facebook Messenger Bot Anyway?

Do you use Facebook?

If not you’re probably one of the few people on the planet who don’t.

Have you ever sent or received a private message through Facebook?

If yes, then you have used the Facebook Messenger app.

You are one of the 1.3 BILLION monthly active users on Facebook Messenger. And it’s still growing faster than social media usage.
Are some of these your customers?

Have you ever had a conversation with a business via Facebook Messenger? Maybe asking about their product or services, registering for a webinar or similar?

Yours may have been one of the 8 BILLION messages sent between over 400k other brands and their customers each month (Facebook, May 2018).

Many of those messages may have been automated, with the questions and answers you both give personalised according to answers you give and links and buttons you click.

Think of it as a “choose your own adventure book”, except it all happens through Facebook Messenger and the conversation “decision tree” is managed through software called a “bot”.

It might sound complicated but it is easier to set up than you may think.

After all, email marketing can sound complicated when you are first introduced to the idea of automating emails, and bots are no more difficult to use.

Simple Ways To Start Using Facebook Messenger Bots For Business

Contact Bot on Website

You can create a simple Facebook Messenger Bot series to add to your website for people to contact you. It can give your contact details and also ask them questions to help understand their needs and direct them to the best place on your website.

Yep it’s still using Facebook Messenger but it is on your website.

Segment Visitors Into Different Groups You Serve

Create a Facebook Messenger Bot series that allows visitors to self select their interest (for example, if you are a real estate agent, you can ask if the visitor is buying, selling or both). Then you can answer their most common questions according to their segment.

Solve The Biggest Problems Your Customers Have That Uses Your Time

Are there questions and decisions you spend time helping people with?

For example, how to measure their sizes if you sell shoes or clothes, or how to choose which of your products / programs / services is best for them.

Book Sales Calls Discovery Sessions

If sales calls and discovery sessions are part of your conversion process, a Facebook Messenger Bot is a great way to pre-qualify visitors to see if they are right for your services and then actually book a time there in Facebook Messenger.

Build a Relationship

Just like giving away a great gift to entice people to your email list, you can do the same via a Facebook Messenger Bot. You can also drip send great value content to build trust and lead to the sale.

Make Sales Simpler

Use a Facebook Messenger Bot to speed up the sales process and in some cases, even make the sale and do the transaction directly in the bot.

A survey or Quiz

This is what you will see on my bot sometime soon (hopefully by February).

A quiz can help you segment your visitors, give them great value and insights and then lead them to the best product or service to help them. Plus you can make them fun.

It’s Action Time

There are 1.3 billion monthly active users on Facebook Messenger. 19 million of them are in Australia, millions of others in other countries around the world. These days, 65% of people would prefer to contact a business via direct message rather than phone or email.

Your customers are already on Messenger. They have a growing expectation that you will be able to answer all their questions there.

A bot will never replace a conversation with a real person. Instead, it can help automate the beginning of a conversation and if people still need help (or identify as awesome potential clients) then you can continue the conversation in person.

So, let’s get started.

Here’s your action plan:

  1. Identify the customer conversation starter that will give you the best return for you in your business (eg, which service is best for them).
  2. Check out Many Chat to create your first bot.
  3. Check out Sue’s website at Beyond Points and see the examples of different bots she has created for you to explore. For example the one on their contact us page.
  4. Go to Beyond Points Facebook page and send in “Learn more”. Go over and interact with the bot so you can understand how an expert nurtures the relationship with their customer.

Go get ‘em folks!

Sue’s Bio

A continual passion for business, ideas and branding has always kept me seeking what’s next. I believe knowledge is power. I thrive on the contagious energy around like-minded entrepreneurs, and have enjoyed travelling globally, immersed in my continual journey of my personal education.

Being born in a third world country was motivation enough, valuing what survival of the fittest really meant. An immigrant 3x over, Australia is home. I’ve been fortunate to work alongside major global brands, like IBM and QBE to name a few, perfecting the art of long standing customer relationships, some of which proudly go beyond 20 years with great friendships built along the way.

And with over 25 years under the belt and a mix of advertising and sales, working to make brands stand out I am at ease with being known to “sell ice to eskimoes”. After all, it’s sales that make the world go around. As business owners it’s what we all want. Looking back, I believe it it is all about being authentic, offering value first and being personal through conversations!

In 2014 I could not ignore the buzz in my head that was telling me the future was online. I happened to be going to the US for a 4 day training event about eCommerce when I met my business partner Giles Smith, energetic, smart and determined with the same goals. Together in 2 and a half years, we grew a 7 figure online lifestyle brand from scratch, today our products are used in 16 countries around the world. It would not have happened without investing thousands of hours and dollars in our education. Always seeking what’s next, we discovered this ground floor opportunity .

Mastering the art of Facebook Advertising and the intricacies of social media, we have proven the power of Messenger Marketing. We recently travelled to Austin for the worlds first conversation conference where the leaders in the field gathered. The results we have achieved in our eComm brand I hope will inspire you.

However, what we’re excited about is Working with other entrepreneurs is what we enjoy most. We officially launch in January and will be contributing to a great cause for every bot we build to truly make a difference in the world to underprivileged children. (can’t announce charity name yet)

A Special Message From Janet

Thank you so much for being here. I know there are a lot of podcasts you could choose to listen to  and you chose to join me on Romance Your Tribe Radio.

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