Skills Are Cheap Passion is Priceless

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I want to get very real with you and share my life’s story. I am going to take you on the journey from the very beginning of my childhood on up to the point of where I am today. The reason I am sharing the raw and honest details of my life is so that you can understand that success is not determined by your past.

Behind every successful person out there is a story filled with devastation, determination, pivotal moments and raw emotions. No matter who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, it is your passion. Skills are cheap, anyone can learn how to do something, but it is your passion that is simply priceless.

Devastating Things Happened in My Life

In my book, Skills Are Cheap, Passion is Priceless, I show you snippets of the devastation and tragedy that I dealt with as a child. I talk about my drug addict father, my amazing mother, my caring grandparents, and the dad that raised me.

Later on in the book, I share about my struggle with bulimia and self-esteem. For many years, I allowed the way I looked to dictate every choice I made.

I’m not the only one that had devastating things happen in my life. Brian shares about the death of his father and how that put him on the path he took in life. He talks about the way his dad lived in his final years, made a lasting impact on him.

I’ve Always Been Determined

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For me, I always had to be the best. I would never allow myself to be less than the best. So I put a lot of pressure on myself. Many people fall into this rut. They either stay in the bottom because they feel as though they can never achieve, so they don’t try. Or they are at the very top, and you can never go any lower, you have to work super hard to stay at the top all of the time because anything less would be like losing.

My Pivotal Moment

You might have heard my story of how the pivotal moment I experienced in my corporate job. The day I decided that I would never put my children in daycare. From that moment on, I knew my why. I made a vow never to put my child in daycare, all I have to do is look into her eyes and my commitment to the WHY is stronger than ever. What is your WHY?

I Became an Online Marketer

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Back when I started in online marketing, we didn’t have half of the resources that we have today. Social media wasn’t even a thing, blogs were just beginning, and people were just starting to tap into the power of internet sales.

I Googled how to work from home and found so many resources. It was then that I knew I had found the way to do what I set out to do. Although…I had a lot of learning to do.

Grab your copy of my book now- Skills Are Cheap Passion is Priceless.

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Learning The Hard Way

As with anything that you put your focus to, good or bad, you start to see examples and signs of it everywhere. One call back list in particular caught my eye and I decided to leave my name and phone number on it to get more information.

I put in my email address and a woman called me to tell me about the business. She asked me why I wanted it, but she was a really poor prospector, I just wanted her to get to the point. There I was, my ego was so big that I didn’t even want to listen to her, I just wanted to bypass her and get to the information. When in reality I needed that woman so badly, I needed the movement that she made, I needed her energy, and that is exactly what people do in business, they want to skip over the important stuff, which is what I did.

If only I had known that mentors play such a huge role in success. It’s not enough to just read and learn. You need someone that is 4-5 steps ahead of you to help guide you.

Business Deals Gone Bad and Finding Mentors

Sure, Brian and I were super successful in our online ventures for a while. We were bringing in unbelievable amounts of money. But then…we lost it all. Since we hadn’t brought mentors into our lives, we made really poor business decisions.

The fallout from that choice wrecked us. We were hurt and struggling. This one interview with Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer radically changed our lives.

Here’s what they said-

No one can make you upset, depressed, hurt, anxious, or fearful without your consent. The worst things in life turn out to be the most important steps that you need to take, in order to get to the next place in your life. The highest place you can get to with this individual is to practice forgiveness, instead of revenge & anger”

My Mantra

Their words meant so much to me. From that day forward, I decided to change my mindset. I developed regained my confidence and developed a manta.

Every single day, I wake up with a mantra, and I talk to myself. I either look in the mirror, or I sit and say, “Rhonda, you are an incredible leader. You inspire people to do great things in their life. You show them that everything is possible. You help more families be free. You must show more families how to get to building a life that they love.” This is the essence of belief. When you have a mantra that you tell yourself, you are teaching your brain to believe in the life you want to create for yourself.

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Remembering My Why Has Made Me Unstoppable

When I started my job and said I’ll never put my child in daycare, that I was going to live out this day, perfect day, every single day, that I was going to quit my job and replace my income, I wasn’t going back. There was no plan B. That was my vow and my commitment, and she, Hanalei, became my WHY. Everything I did fueled me to get me to that next step. Everything I did I did because she was my WHY and it was robust enough to keep me motivated and disciplined. I became Unstoppable!

When you wear the word unstoppable, you hold an armor that tells you that you can. It reminds you every day to be unstoppable. Being unstoppable needs a strong ‘WHY.’ Once you have worked out your WHY everything is possible.

If you want to hear more about Brian’s and my journey, snag a copy of my book, Skills Are Cheap, Passion is Priceless. I will take you through our life and share with you the practical tips you need to develop a successful business while you live out your perfect life. Read more

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The Power of Masterminds and Partnerships

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We had the most kick ass Unstoppable “Freedom-Preneur” Mastermind in Bali October 14-19. I LOVE doing these live events. The internet has given me the life of my dreams, but nothing can replace the human connection.

That is why we have chosen to align ourselves with other people that share our values and our interests. This is not only in those that we invite to join us at event, but it also includes the people we chose to partner with.

If you didn’t know, we take huge pride in our team. We want to make sure that those we partner with are uphold our same values. This allows us to provide you with top quality service and training.

Here are some of the people that worked our last Mastermind event.

KIM BARRETT

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We have just partnered with Kim Barrett from Your Social Voice marketing agency. If you have never met Kim Barrett you life and your business is missing out. He’s genuinely one of the kindest and most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to Facebook marketing. His company Your Social Voice runs marketing for Unstoppable Family, Gary Vaynerchuk, Reece Witherspoon …he’s kind of a big deal.

Kim was able to attend our Mastermind here in Bali to teach our attendees about social media. He also provides many done-for-you services with his company. Brian and I are so excited about this partnership. When join businesses happen, it allows both of our businesses to scale.

MIRZA NURMAN

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Mirza Nurman is pure quality. He spent 10 hours shooting, if you are in bali and need a professional photographer he’s your guy! All of my high quality photos are from Mirza.

SAMANTHA ESSENHIGH-NICHOLSON

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Samantha Essenhigh-Nicholson CEO of Essenhigh Farrington Law Limited. One of the classiest ladies I’ve met. Lives in London and Spain. Her firm sets up the legal structures for all forms of businesses including freedompreneur’s.

LUKE LUCKY

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Luke Lucky top stylist that turned our humid bali hair and faces into runway ready. You are one of a kind.

DAN USHER

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If you have watched any of our films, you are watching Dan Ushers work. He is one of the most talented filmmakers I’ve ever seen.

PHIL WILSON

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PhiL Wilson can not only make you smile but get thousands of followers on Instagram. He taught our VIP’s strategies they can use now to build their following and leverage Instagram for business.

VICTORIA MURPHY

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I cannot say how grateful I am that Victoria Murphy came into our life! She is a freedompreneur and part of the backbone of making our events run so smoothly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Not only did we have those amazing people helping us out, but we also had a great group of Freedom-Preneurs join us. In attendance was:

STARRWYN TONKIN

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Starrwyn Tonkin mum of Barefoot Six has been a FreedomPreneur for over 8 years teaching and inspiring other family’s how to live free.

ROOS MELCHERS

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Roos Melchers founder of Homemade Home. She is committed to helping other families to create a home that they can feel comfortable in. What is so inspiring about her is the way she incorporates these tips and ideas into traveling. She has an uncanny ability to make herself at home wherever she goes.

WAYNE MCMURTRIE

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Wayne McMurtrie founder of The-Rogue-Adventurer inspires people through his love and dedication for running 100+ mile races, hang gliding and freedom-preneuring while he travels the world.

MEL FRYE

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Mel Frye is a creator by nature. She is passionate about spreading her message with others. She defines herself as a Wild Woman that dances with the tides of the moon. I say that is absolutely true.

CATHERYN WRIGHT

Catheryn Wright the founder of the Wright Property Group turns visions into victories for her clients. She’s a no B.S. Agent and her clients love her style!

TOM MOESTER

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Tom Moester and Inge Hart Parents  of the Dutch Nomad Family believes in family values and building a legacy for his family. His family relocated to bali from the Netherlands to live a balanced life and inspire others to do the same. They own a beautiful villaVilla Bloom Bali – Lovina and serve organic, wholesome foods to provide the ultimate balanced experience.

VLADKA KADLEC

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Vladka Kadlec CEO of Find It. Hit It. Rock It has an incredible sense of know how and zest for life. This girl is a quiet powerhouse.

WE FOCUS ON DEVELOPING YOUR BRAND

Attending Mastermind events are powerful for growing your business. When you get together with other like minded people, the energy that is created amongst you is contagious.

We have been hosting these events for years, because we see the huge value that comes from them.

Here’s what we focus on:

  • Deliverables
  • Authority Website or Blog
  • High Converting Sales Funnels
  • Funnel Hacking Training, Email Marketing
  • Professional Marketing Video’s
  • Photo shoot
  • Fame Banners
  • Developing Your Brand

During this 5 night, 6 day branding and business building journey, we weave in culture and mindset training. A healthy, open mind breeds creativity and success.

Our events are different, because we make it our mission to walk along side you and help you develop your brand. We want to give you actionable things that you can do from the moment you arrive to well after you leave.

BALI MASTERMIND INCORPORATES CULTURE

As part of incorporating culture into our Unstoppable Masterminds, we watch Balinese dancers on the first night. They tell beautiful stories through their interpretive dancing.

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The second night we were together, we had a bonfire at the beach. We invited Shervin Boolarian to do a sound healing sessions with use. He took us through a journey of mindset and healing through sound and vibrations. This is the 2nd time we have invited Shervin to join our tribe. He is a true giver of peace and solidarity.

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On the fourth night, we went to the Uluwatu temple to enjoy the sunset off the cliff. We ended the day with a Kecak Ceremony.

JOIN US AT THE 2017 EVENTS

The next Masterminds in first half of 2017 will be:

Whister, B.C. Canada on January 12th-16th

Bali, Indonesia April 6-11th

These private Exclusive events are limited to 18 VIP’s. You are welcome to sign up for the event below and we will get back to you about your application.

From this event, you will walk away with a full branding photo shoot, professional branded video for marketing, a high converting sales funnels, website/blogs and all the branded graphics you need to be an authority in your niche.

Be ready to learn about:

  • MINDSET
  • BRANDING
  • FUNNEL BUILDING
  • EMAIL MARKETING
  • FACEBOOK MARKETING
  • INSTAGRAM MARKETING

If you are serious about attending our next event, apply below! Read More..

Tis the season… for European wasps and bed bugs

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It’s that time of year again.

The sun is shining and the weather is warming, and if you haven’t seen them already, it won’t be long before you’re swatting flies, running from wasps, screaming at cockroaches and spiders, and hearing the familiar scratching of possums (or mice) in the roof.

Husband and wife team Jenny Jordan and Bob Waters, who have run A1 Pest Control Canberra for the past five years, understand what it’s like. They’ve seen every creepy crawly in the book, and their phones ring off the hook in the spring and summer months.

“At this time of year you’ll want to be on the lookout for mice, cockroaches and European wasps,” says Jenny. “European wasps are a growing concern in Canberra. They build their nests underground or in trees, at the entrances to houses and even inside walls. And when they sting you, they don’t die. They go back and tell the nest they’re under attack and then come after you. They’ve evolved, so traditional methods of hitting them with boiling water or a can of bug spray doesn’t really help. Off-the-shelf just isn’t strong enough. Stay right away and call a licensed pest control specialist.”

Another pest to be wary of this season is bed bugs. Jenny warns that when you head out on holidays or stay in a hotel, bed bugs can ride on your luggage all the way home and then infest your house.

“Once they’re inside your house,” she says, “they’re really hard to get rid of. They hide in the cracks of walls, in the ceiling, on curtains and in your mattress. They anaesthetise the area where they will bite, so you don’t feel them biting you. The only way you might know they are there is the tell-tale spots of blood on the sheets or raised bites on your body. Eradicating them requires more than treating one room – they just move to another room. You have to treat the whole house.”

Bed bugs and European wasps are just two types of creepy crawlies that Jenny and Bob have been treating for years.

They started A1 Pest Control Canberra together after Bob, an ex-security guard, had a terrible motorbike accident in 2009. He came into contact with a car and spent six months in hospital recovering. Once back at home, unable to return to his security job and sick of watching Days of Our Lives, Bob took stock of his life and decided to embark on a new challenge.

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Jenny’s brother, a successful pest control expert for over 35 years, suggested that Jenny and Bob could do very well with a pest control business in Canberra. He was right, and after beginning the accreditation process and registering A1 Pest Control Canberra, Jenny (who has a marketing background) was already fielding new client calls.

“I attribute much of our fast-tracked success to the insights we were able to glean from my brother. He had amazing tips and tricks to share that essentially helped us become fantastic pest controllers in a very short amount of time.”

Bob is now fully accredited, licensed and insured, and has come to love the pest control business. “There is never a dull moment,” he says. “Every property is different, and clients are often astounded by what I find lurking in the walls, under the house and in the roof cavities. It’s always very diverse, and I love helping people feel comfortable and safe in their own homes. I guess that stems from my background in security.”

Their clients include a long list of happy (pest free) home owners, new home buyers, renters, property investors, builders, real estate agents, schools and government agencies.

Jenny and Bob pride themselves on using family, pet and environmentally friendly chemicals, and have recently introduced thermal imaging technology to help with their initial pest investigations.

“Thermal imaging is amazing,” says Jenny. “It basically allows us to see through the whole house with the click of a button. Traditionally you would walk through the house and look for signs of infestation, tap walls and rely on your senses and experience. Now we have science to confirm everything.

Thermal imaging allows us to detect the body heat, movement and moisture of pests like termites anywhere in the house. And while we’re at it we often pick up issues with plumbing or maintenance and alert the owner. It’s very efficient.”

The company is now fully accredited for thermal imaging, and is also an approved Termidor treatment provider.

If you’re keen to have someone look behind the walls and in the ceiling of your home, or you need termite inspections, termite barriers, or European wasps, mice, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs or any other creepy crawly taken care of, call A1 Pest Control Canberra.

You can contact Bob on 0407 065 413 or visit A1 Pest Control Canberra.

7 Hot Tips for Summer Pests in Canberra

Cover up: Wear shoes and gloves while gardening. Funnelweb, red back and white tail spiders love tunneling in dirt.

Seal food: Cockroaches vomit and excrete into unsealed food in pantries, which once eaten can make you very sick.

Keep it clean: Rats, mice and cockroaches love open food. Try not to leave dishes out overnight or food crumbs on the floor. They’ll smell it and find any way to get in.

Cut grass: Fleas love long grass. Keep grass short to avoid infestations in the house.

Prune trees: Possums and rats climb from tree branches onto roofs. Keep trees cut back.

Rake fruit: Fallen fruit from fruit trees is enticing for pests. Rake it up regularly.

Get regular inspections: Did you know most home insurance policies don’t cover termite damage? Avoid tens of thousands in possible damages by making sure these pests aren’t silently ruining your home. Read more..

Unstoppable “Freedom-Preneur” Bali Mastermind October 14 – 19th 2016

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cilla1aInvesting in a Mastermind is a Turning Point for
You and Your Business

Investing in yourself is the difference between Dabbling and Committing.
You can spend time squandering your money on Half Measures or Investing Solidly in your business

What can Attending this Mastermind do for YOU?

A Mastermind is one of the most powerful tools ever used by successful people – whether the world’s richest industrialists of the early 20th century or today’s modern icons of business.

It can focus its special energy on your effort – in the form of knowledge, resources, momentum and unconditional support.

Napoleon Hills Mastermind principle states “A mastermind alliance involves two or more people who work in perfect harmony for the attainment of a definite purpose “

We look forward to you becoming a part of this Mastermind

Who is this Workshop for?
Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Online Marketers (… anyone struggling to get results in their online business). It’s also particularly relevant for new entrants to the Internet or career and life changers … people looking for a new beginning Online and participating in the digital economy.

Strategies & Tactics You’ll Master

  • learn how to build YOUR Online Business… not someone else’s.
  • why co-branding doesn’t work. We focus on branding “YOU Inc
  • why ‘cookie cutter’ solutions won’t convert your traffic. We give you funnel hacking tactics & follow up to convert your leads into sales.
  • are you feeling over-sold and under fulfilled? We provide private coaching through ongoing continuity after the event.
  • the real truth about the traffic your being sold. How to generate your own leads, not buy over-priced re-cycled traffic that won’t convert.
  • learn about the No.1 traffic continuity program in the market today (earn money while you learn traffic to scale your business)
  • create multiple streams of income in your business (including high ticket back-end offer(s) if you need or even want one)
  • establish joint ventures whilst on-site at the event (collaboration Vs competition) – get access to various high-ticket offers, potentially without the initial upfront investment.
  • learn how to massively increase your ROI and lifetime Customer Value with multiple offers.
  • Many people online are being misled or are confused about what it takes to create an enduring brand and business online.

Let me ask you one simple question…

Is YOUR Business Built to Last?

Business Opportunities come and go (most fade in 3-5 years). The Internet however is not going away and it is now common place for anyone to start and grow a business online monetising a passion, a service, or a unique product they may have developed or idea they desire to commercialise.

Leverage & Multiple Streams of Income are the fundamentals for wealth creation and financial independence which can be achieved through an online business but only IF it’s built correctly and built to last… and more important built around YOU.

If you want multiple streams of income your sales funnel can’t tie you to one specific business opportunity or offer or any one company, product or service… otherwise you’ll be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars each time you want to promote something new… or diversify your market position.
Who are we?
brtian-and-rhondaRhonda & Brian Swan, Freedom-Preneurs
Rhonda Swan ( aka Unstoppable Momma) is a “no fluff” speaker and trainer. She has been working on the internet for over 10 years, and has build multiple 7 figure brands online.

She is the CEO of “Your Brand Is My Business”, The Freedom-Preneur Movement and is the Co-Producer for the television series BRAND IT. Her events bring entrepreneurs from all over the world to build a legacy brand on social media, and tell their story without being salesy.

Brian Swan (aka Unstoppable Surfer) is an ex engineer turned online marketer. Brian has inspired the world to live their Perfect Day, everyday and teaches the fundamentals of how to get there.

 

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Kim Barrett is a world renown Social Media Marketer, focussing on Facebook. He Is an International Best Selling Author, Speaker and Trainer, having taught marketing around the world and helping businesses grow to 6 and 7 figures.

Your Social Voice helps businesses get heard on social media, and most importantly, build engagement, generate more leads and more sales. Over 80% of businesses don’t know how to effectively market online, luckily that is where Your Social Voice comes in.

 

pb100018Drew Innes – “the Alliance”, Co-Founder
Drew is a Professional full-time Online Marketer, Sales Trainer, Seminar Speaker and Business Coach (… he is also a verified 7 Figure Income Earner in Direct Sales).

Drew is a lifelong entrepreneur having built successful traditional businesses in Construction, Finance, IT and Online Marketing & Sales Training. Drew has been recognised by Business Review Weekly for creating the fastest growing ($50 million) privately owned construction company amongst one of his many business accolades.

Drew has literally helped thousands of new entrants to the Internet start and scale and Online Business and make their first dollar online.

The Freedom-Preneur Movement (Brian & Rhonda Swan) and the Alliance (Drew Innes) are collaborating to produce this small intimate Workshop (limited to 15 people) and are here to help you, along with a diverse team of industry experts hand picked by them to train you at this beautiful resort on the paradise island of Bali.

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5 Continents….1 spot Remains

Would you be willing to travel 1/2 way around the world  to meet a group of strangers…….and possibly turn your dreams into reality?What’s the Scoop?  ✈️   5 Continents….1 spot Remains
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Putting like-minded people together with mentors 
and experts willing to not only share, 
but teach their secrets to online success, 
is the catalyst to creating a life of your own design.
Now put all of these people in an amazing house
in beautiful Bali for 6 days and watch the magic happen.
Successful people in every walk of life attribute 
their successes to Mastermind events; they inspire, 
educate and offer that vital personal connection. 
You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”, so for 6 days why not surround yourself with success stories…leaders…freedom-preneurs.
We already have an amazing group of people traveling from every corner of the globe because they are ready to stop wishing and start doing:
Meet the attendees below…
Hanalei Swan debuts on the Bali Mastermind 2016
Africa:
*  Starrwyn T. is our competition winner from Mauritius off the coast of Madagascar. Starr has been a part of the Tribe for 4 years and she loves to inspire other moms to live a life of purpose and abundance as Freedom-Preneurs.
Australia:
*  Catheryn W. from Perth and is looking to taking her Real Estate business to the next level by acquiring the knowledge and Online Digital assets.
*  Mel F. from Melbourne just found the Unstoppable Family online under 2 weeks ago and she says that she knows when just something just Feels right.
*  Kim Barrett & his partner Liliana….both of Hustle Hat Co.  Kim is a Keynote Trainer for Facebook and the owner of “Your Social Voice” in Perth which he employees 30+ people from Australia and Asia.
Europe:  
*  Vladka K. is originally from Czech Republic, currently based in London…from her FB profile, “I’m a lover of LIFE, a fighter and a believer in humanity.”
*  Tom M. is originally from the Netherlands and now lives in Bali with his Dutch Nomad Family where they currently have 3 different business.
*  Roos M. also from the Netherlands is currently living in Bali after her family has spent 5 years working over in Jakarta.
*  Victoria M. from the UK…here’s a post she made today, “One year ago I saw the most amazing family on Facebook. They were traveling the world, inspiring people with their message of freedom and creating an amazing income online.
I wanted to know the secret to their success; how someone could choose such an unconventional path and not only survive but thrive. That family was the Unstoppable Family; Brian, Rhonda and Hanalei Swan! They inspired me to take a leap and live a life that I love every single day.
North America
* Valerie K. has been part of our Tribe for 10 years and has been to our events all over the World…this is the 1st time together here in Asia 🙂
Asia
*  Since we’ve been living in Bali, Indonesia for the past 15 months…I’m counting both Rhonda & I :
♦️  Happy Sunday morning from Bali…
Rhonda & Brian Swan
of the “Unstoppable Family
P.S.S Fill out this application and we’ll have a 1 on 1 call together
to see if our Event is what you Need for your Business now.
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How to Stream Using YouTube Live and Hangouts On Air

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How to Stream Using YouTube Live and Hangouts On Air

If you didn’t know, we have a Freedom-Preneur show every week so that we can share valuable information that you need to know. This past Wednesday, before we did our show, I took this video explaining to you how we get set up. I will show you how to stream using YouTube Live and Hangouts on Air.

You can no longer go through Google+ to access your Hangout on Air. This posed a problem for us, because we do our shows live on Wednesday nights. to do a live show in Clickfunnels.

If you didn’t know, we don’t record our shows ahead of time. That is already a unique thing we offer to our readers, because if you know much about Clickfunnels, you’ll know most of it is pre-recorded. It is important to us to have the interaction with you all during the show.

Now that changes have been made with Google+, this is the process we use to stream live for our Freedom-Preneur Show.

How to Use YouTube Live and Hangouts On Air

Make sure that you do each of these steps in order so that you can do your show

  1. Sign into your YouTube channel
  2. Click on video manager
  3. Click the live streaming option
  4. Locate and click on events
  5. Look at the top right and find- new live event
  6. Select Type: Quick
  7. Create a title of your video
  8. Go Live

Once you have done those steps, you will need to login to your Clickfunnels account.

How To Stream Live Through Clickfunnels

Since we prefer to go live for our shows, we have a work around to add the YouTube link we created into our Clickfunnels page. After you do all of the steps to get your video started, you will be able to grab your YouTube link and input it into your Clickfunnels page.

Here’s what you will need to do next-

  1. Go to your live show page in Clickfunnels (this is a page that you have to set up ahead of time in your account)
  2. Click on the video
  3. Video Type- YouTube
  4. Paste in the video URL
  5. Save the changes

After you do all of these steps, click preview to make sure it is working correctly for you. Before you send it out live, you will want to be certain that it is streaming properly.

When you go to the preview page, it should say “Live stream is starting soon”. This will let your viewers know that you are going to be on shortly.

Start The Broadcast

Once you have all of these components together, you can start your live broadcast. If you have been going through your Google+ page, and no longer have that ability, this is how you can go live.

Need Clickfunnels training? Be sure to check out our Freedom-Preneur Academy where we will address this exact type of topic.

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Establishing Cash Flow in Business

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Establishing Cash Flow in Business

Whenever we are starting a new business or venture, cash flow is the most critical element. As Paul Maguire says, it’s oxygen for your business. That means planning your month, quarter and years promotions and activities are vitals and required for your success.

To help you plan for the close of the year, I put together a quarter branded plan outlined with examples of how I manage my sales cycles to keep the cash flow in business going.

For Better Cash Flow in Business Think About Your Entire Quarter

It is important to understand your budgeting needs for the entire quarter. This will allow you to break down your financial needs for each month and see how they fit together. If you are going to be successful in your business, you need to know what your financial commitments are.

You Need a Budget

If ever there was a need for a budget, it is when you are a business owner. Without an understanding of your financial obligations, you can get into deep trouble real quick. What if you have a big bill that you need to pay in the second month of the quarter? How are you going to pay the bill if you haven’t earned enough in sales?

That is why having a quarter branding plan is essential.

What is a Quarterly Branding Plan?

A quarterly branding plan allows you to map out exactly what you need to do to bring in the earnings necessary to cover both your personal and business expenses. You will develop very specific action plans that help you know what has to be done every day in order to reach your goals.

Download this Quarter Branded Plan example for free.

Quarter Branded Plan

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In this document, I give you a real life scenario of how Brian and I would structure our quarter to host an event. In order to get interested people to the event, we will launch a 4 week workshop and host weekly calls to bring in new members to our Freedom-preneur academy.

What is the Freedom-preneur Academy?

Over the last few years, we have realized that there is a major hole in the online marketing industry. If you do enough searching around and digging, you will find all of the information you need to build a successful business. The problem is, many people run out of time and funds long before they find all of that information.

We created the Freedom-preneur Academy to house all of that valuable information you need to be successful. When you sign up to join our academy, you will have access to training videos and worksheets that will help you know exactly what you need to do.

Not only do we offer the video training courses, but you can also plug into the online community of other Freedom-preneurs that are in the academy. These men and women bring so many skills and knowledge to the table.

Establishing Sales Funnels and Developing a Lead Magnet

If you are going to effectively establish cash flow in your business, then you have to understand sales funnels. Developing the right lead magnet is where you need to start. A lead magnet is a free product, like an ebook, that will grab the attention of your target audience.

Download this free PDF that will lead you through developing an effective lead magnet.

Creating Lead Magnets With Links

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Source: Cash flow in business

THE NO. 1 MARKETING STRATEGY FOR NEWBIES

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THE NO. 1 MARKETING STRATEGY FOR NEWBIES

Internet marketing newbies usually make the mistake of focusing on the wrong area of their business, which slows down their progress. A lot of people overcomplicate this matter, and the best way to get started is to use direct response marketing.

Direct Response Marketing

To get a sale, you first have to communicate with your prospects. Direct response marketing is all about that. It’s a marketing strategy that contains specific calls-to-action and encourages the customer to take action.

For anybody starting out in this industry, direct response marketing should be your first port of call. Sure, it’s an ego-boost to be knowledgeable about the latest “must-know” tactics and secrets of sales and marketing, but the very basic principles of selling haven’t changed.

Direct response marketing is all about that. Once you’ve established your skills in direct response marketing, your next step is to focus on creating an ad. Remember, direct response marketing is a measurable strategy.

After you’ve achieved profitability, you should reinvest your money back into your business and keep your efforts consistent. You should continue it for years to come if your first marketing strategy worked well.

Call-To-Action (CTA).

For more information on how to write a highly effective call-to-action, click here.

You shouldn’t fear old principles like direct marketing. Embrace it and get your first sale through the door; that should be your number one priority at this stage.

The Main Advantage.

Good direct response marketing requires a filtering process where your customers can learn about who you are and what service you have to offer. It should filter leads that are well informed about your services, therefore being preconditioned to want to do business with you rather than your competition.

Embrace Old Principles

A few years ago, one of the biggest soccer clubs in England’s premier division reappointed Kenny Dalglish, one of its most iconic managers who had been “out of the game” for 20 years. When asked by reporters if he can survive contemporary soccer’s superficial climate and deal with the prima donnas who are modern soccer players, he confidently answered, “They’re still human beings, aren’t they?”

Internet marketing newbies usually make the mistake of focusing on the wrong area of their business, which slows down their progress. Rather than developing crucial marketing strategies, they put all their efforts into brand advertising. When they should be focused on attracting more paying customers, a lot of time gets wasted on things like business cards and logo designs.

Conclusion.

Once you’ve established your skills in direct response marketing, your next step is to focus on creating an ad. Remember, direct response marketing is a measurable strategy.

Techopedia defines this strategy as “a type of marketing that elicits a specific, measured response resulting from a consumer’s direct response to a marketer. Direct response marketing facilitates the delivery of a call-to-action and outcome via online or direct interaction for immediate feedback and response.”

Source: Types of online marketing

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF STARTING A BUSINESS

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THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF STARTING A BUSINESS

Self-Doubt

If I was far behind everyone in this industry, I remember feeling that a sense of self-doubt would creep in slightly and I’d often wonder whether I was able to start an online business. When they first start out, I had absolutely no experience in this industry; a feeling many new entrepreneurs may have.

Entrepreneurs will go on a roller coaster journey throughout their business’ lifetime, and the truth is, it probably won’t stop as you begin to scale. That’s okay. It comes with the territory.

Financial Worries

An inevitable low that all newcomers will face is a lack of money. I had quit college and all the little odd jobs I had just to focus on my business when I started.Success breeds success, so you should just keep focused and work hard at your craft.

You should make it a point to attend industry events whenever you can, especially when you’re going through a period of uncertainty. You just never know who you will be able to network with and how you will be inspired.

No Social Life

One of the ultimate lows of starting your business is that your social life suffers. That could be difficult for young entrepreneurs, in particular, to come to terms with.

It takes time to get out of that difficult period. It took me nine months to get to a relatively favorable financial position.

When you feel as if you’re not getting anywhere, you begin resenting people around you– your colleagues, the company, the industry. With time, you gain experience, and soon enough you’ll learn how to make money and be able to stop worrying about your financial situation.

If you don’t put in the hours, someone else will, and they may just take the advantage and win customers that could have been yours.

If you really want to succeed in this industry, then you have to make the sacrifices. As the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony of the University of Southern California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, then Governor of California, gave a highly motivating and famous speech, dubbed the “6 Rules of Success.” Speaking on the importance of working on your goals, regardless of public perception, Schwarzenegger said, “When you’re out there partying around … someone out there at the same time is working hard.”

I overcame these lows by waking up in the early hours of the morning to learn about the industry. I had a desire to build a business and to succeed. That by itself is a pretty enthralling high. As you become better and more experienced, the highs will soon outnumber the lows, but when you start out you’ve got to accept the many obstacles and barriers that you’ll face before reaching those highs.

Conclusion

You shouldn’t fear the lows; they’re inevitable when you start out in this industry. With enough drive, time, and effort, the highs will come.

Embrace the chaos that comes with being a start-up. Let the lows be seen as experiences necessary to take your company to higher heights.

Source: Starting a small business