Lead gen, Conversions and Opt-ins…OH MY!

If you’re just getting into online marketing, and you’re anything like me – you’re probably thinking #1 what the hell do these words mean? And #2 who the hell are these people talking to?

Welcome to the techy world of social media and online marketers lol.

When I first got serious about making money online, I was confused as hell. And that’s sort of rare for me.

I did lots of google searches, reading, studying, signing up for folks email lists, calling folks hotlines – whatever these people were offering (for free) I was eating it up!

And then I decided this wasn’t really the arena for me.

I mean, sure I had “make money while sleeping” on my vision board.

But this couldn’t be the way I was going to actually accomplish that, could it?

So I just went along my merry way – living life to the fullest and enjoying it. Doing every and anything my heart desired.

Until one fateful day, something just clicked.

The only thing these super techy people were talking about was getting in front of clients, specifically the ones who were interested in what I had to offer and giving it to them.

Okay – that makes sense. So why in the world didn’t they just SAY that?

I decided that the main reason was they couldn’t.

These online marketers and sales trainers didn’t have my experiences with health & wellness or community service. They were from a different land, far, far away – Silicone Valley or someplace like that lol.

Where they were surrounded with other folk who spoke that same language.

Enter my newest venture, the Connection Academy.

The Connection Academy takes all of this super techy lingo and puts it into plain language that anyone can understand.

I created the Connection Academy specifically for those of us interested in creating social change. Those of us who are committed to changing the health and wellness of our communities with our handmade and natural products and our skills in traditional medicine. Those of us who of course want to do SOME of our work online, but we want to do the bulk of our work face-to-face in our very own communities.

Anywho, I’ll be talking to you more about the Connection Academy as time goes on – I’m actually hosting our first webinar next week!

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The New Face of Online Marketing

Move over boys, there’s a new online marketing model in town!

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Me & Kimra in NYC

This past Sunday myself and one of my fellow “Be True, Brand You” classmates made the 8 hour roundtrip drive from DC to NYC to see one of our favorite rockstars, Kimra Luna.

She was on the east coast from her home in sunny California to attend a mastermind group meeting. While here, she hosted her own meetup for any Freedom Hackers in the area.

However, Kimra isn’t your average rockstar.

She is a marketing maven ushering in a new way of doing business online. A way that leads with giving lots of value, rather than with lots of salesy language and backdoor manipulation.

Her signature program, Be True Brand You was so popular this past year, that she was able to rock the online world in her first year of business, racking up over $750k in sales.

You read that right.

First year of business and almost in the MILLIONS.

If you haven’t heard of her FREE facebook group, Freedom Hackers, then I encourage you to mosy on over there and get involved in the fun – it’s a SUPER helpful community full of tech savvy folk over there.

I’ll warn you now though – self promotion is only allowed on certain days. If you violate any of the group rules (posted on the info tab of the group), one of her VA’s (virtual assistants) will delete you and keep the party going.

So if you’re looking to build an online brand, learn more about the online marketing world or simply just be on the almost ground floor of watching a magic show, I suggest you join in.

As one of Kimra’s future 1st year success stories, I can pretty much guarantee there’s nothing like her community in the online world.

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10 Ways Birthing a Business is Like Birthing a Baby

So I was just on the phone with one of my really good sisterfriends talking shop – she works with women as a doula and vaginal steam practitioner and we were exploring different options for her to expand her business.

And in the middle of her talking, I told her – “you know I’m a certified doula right?”

I explained to her the reason I became certified is because I feel like birthing a baby is a LOT like birthing a business. And since I already understand the human body from being in massage school, I felt like understanding birth from the perspective of supporting the mother would help me to be a better business coach. So I’d be something like a Business Doula.

These are the ways I think birthing a business is like birthing a baby – what do you think?

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  1. People are going to give you their unsolicited advice about what they think you need to do in order to make your new “baby” healthy and grow well.
  2. There are stages and periods of growth you experience before your “baby” just shows up.
  3. Your “baby” will have a mind and personality of its own – sometimes even moreso than what you were expecting.
  4. You will have to give up some level of control in order for your “baby” to grow up into a healthy “adult”.
  5. Some “babies” are born in 10 months, some in 7 – however, your “baby” will appear when it’s ready and not a second before.
  6. Having a support team of “doulas” and “midwives” will prove helpful before, during and after the actual “birth” has occurred.
  7. The “baby” truly is a community event and takes community support in order for it to grow up to be successful. It’s up to you as the parent to ensure that community exists in some way, shape or form.
  8. Making the decision to have a “baby” is one of the biggest exercises in personal growth and development you will ever undertake.
  9. You will never stop learning from your “baby”, no matter how old it gets it will still teach you something new.
  10. If you want to keep in step with your new “baby” then you have to keep your learning current and ongoing as well.
  11. Bonus #1: Our “baby” will force us to look at our circumstances, our families and our friends in ways different than we’ve ever looked at them before. We may also have to “cut off” some of the mentioned folks in order to give our “baby” a healthy upbringing.
  12. Bonus #2: Your “baby” will keep you up late at night and wake you early in the morning.

What do you think? What other ways is having a business similar to having a baby? Have you ever looked at business and babies this way?

Leave a comment below and let me know – I would love to hear your thoughts!

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You still there?

Great rising Greatness! (that’s you!)

Are you still with me?

If you’ve been following me on facebook, then you probably are already aware of all the great things that are going on with me right now!

This past weekend, I attended a personal development seminar called Landmark Forum – it’s a 3 1/2 day experience where you are introduced to the concepts of transformation, self empowerment and positive communication.

Each seminar is different, I would imagine because every group that takes it is different.

My experience was definitely SOMETHING ELSE, lol.

I came into the seminar fully open, waiting for the big reveal, the big piece of information I was missing in order to serve millions like I know I’ve been called to do…and guess what?

I got it…within the first day and half.

For me, my HUGE piece was forgiveness.

Can you believe it?

F-O-R-G-I-V-E-N-E-S-S.

Who knew that one simple word and three syllables could hold so much weight?

Well it did.

On Saturday, I called several of my family members, verbally expressing my forgiveness of each of them, all the while thanking them for the work they did in raising me.

They did their job! And I called to say thank you.

You can’t imagine the smiles and warm feelings I heard through the phone. It truly was an awesome feeling.

During these calls, I was reminded of the power each of us have to brighten and literally MAKE another person’s day.

Yet for whatever reason, we hold onto that power and keep it to ourselves, sometimes not even using that power to brighten our OWN day.

Well, this weekend, me withholding MY power stopped. Like came to a screeching halt kind of stop.

From this point forward, you can expect a weekly posting from me, at least – either in written form, or video form with at least one of my learnings or lessons for the week. Between my online dating chronicles, my personal wellness challenges, my business building experiences or just all the ways I’m building the life of my dreams, this is about to be huge!

I’m excited!

I’ve been told and have been dreaming about creating the possibility for myself of motivational speaking – encouraging others to live their dreams and sharing ways that I’ve done it.

Well guess what? It starts NOW! (at least in a continuous and systematic way lol)

In order to live the fullness of my dream, I have a few investments to make this thing happen like it should – one of which is investing into this fancy new email system with all the bells and whistles, called Ontraport.

My investment into this new system is one of the ways I am holding myself accountable for sharing my message with the world – accountability is HUGE if you’re planning to do some big things with the world. And I most DEFINITELY am!

So  – if you’d like to stay in touch – please add your name and email to my email list located here: http://www.natishawillis.com

I would love to stay in touch!

Make it a great day beautiful ones – until we chat again!

~Natisha

Live Richer Challenge!

Are you ready to get your financial house in order?

I know I am!

Join me and 10,000 other women in the Live Richer Challenge!

My goal is to raise my credit score by at least 100 points in the next year so I can purchase property – I would if joined me on this journey!

Just click the photo below and it will take you to our private facebook group. I’ll be sharing my financial journey and hopefully, helping you with yours! See you on the inside!

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I Choose…

 
A conversation about “stolen” African artifacts inspired this post.

Playing the victim never has been my strong suit. To say that so and so STOLE something means who has the power?

I thank my Mama for showing me that no matter what, I ALWAYS have the power of CHOOSING my own fate.

Either I choose to take charge of my situation or I choose to let someone else take charge.

Either way – I CHOOSE.

(And yes, there IS a song for everything lol)

No, there is no question about who created the artifacts. The question is in the language we choose to retell the story and in what are YOU going to do about it.

Will you continue to play the victim saying that the artifacts were stolen from you – or are you gonna go back and get your shit?

If you grew up with a Mama anything like mine, you already know that if you came in the house whining and complaining about how so-and-so TOOK something of yours, you would be IMMEDIATELY commanded to go back and get it.

If you didn’t feel the gumption to go and get what’s rightfully yours, then you may as well concede that you gave it away.

I mean shit – if you know someone has something thats yours and you DON’T go get it, it’s a gift – ain’t it?

There are NO Coincidences

 

In the past few days, I have re-evaluated some relationships, lost all my clothes (and gained a brand new wardrobe – all in the same day!) and have begun cutting a few emotional ties with people as I prepare for this next phase of my life.

So color me grateful when I found THIS little tidbit today, while searching for something SEEMINGLY unrelated:

The Waning Moon

Waning Moon means the moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon. This is a time for spells that banish, release, reverse. This is a time to break bad habits or bad addictions, to end bad relationships. This is a time of deep intuition and a time for divination.

The White Goddess Website (Click to view the website)

If you follow the moon cycles, then you already know that we are officially in the New Moon phase TOMORROW! LOL!

Now tell me THAT doesn’t CLEARLY explain this season of clearing and ending I feel myself experiencing right now!

If you do not follow the moon cycles, no worries – HERE is a link that lets you know the dates of the moon phases.

Between those two links, you should be good to go! Oh, but wait – there’s MORE! LOL!

Women are INTIMATELY connected to the moon cycles – for flowing and ovulating – generally speaking, both of our cycles last approximately 28 days.

With that in mind, let’s do an activity together – let’s write abundance checks today, and then meet for a brief conference call tomorrow morning at 9:13am EST (Btw – the number 13 is a divinely feminine number too 🙂 ). 

Are you available? It won’t be longer than 10 minutes, just a brief invocation as we move into the growth phase of the cycle.

I think it will be fun!

Email me at workthedream AT GMAIL dot com for the conference call number! I’ll even record it for those who cant make it 🙂

Happy Abundance Day!