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Turn Customers Into Members

3 Ways to Turn Customers Into Members The Secret to Brand Loyalty and Repeat Sales Did you know that treating buyers like members is a great way to encourage brand loyalty and repeat sales? You see, a customer is a customer. She is great, and you appreciate her. But a customer will not help you…

What I Learned at The Focused Leader

What I Learned at The Focused Leader What I Discovered at Michael Hyatt’s One-Day Event I recently attended The Focused Leader, a one-day intensive hosted by author, speaker, and leadership expert Michael Hyatt. It was such an unforgettable experience for me that I thought I’d share a bit about it with you. In order to…

33 Membership Business Ideas

Tiny Books™: 33 Awesome Membership Business Model Ideas I love discovering new membership business models. It’s fascinating and inspiring to see how people from all walks of life leverage their passions, proficiencies, talents, and gifts to create income on their own terms through a recurring revenue membership business. Since I am frequently asked to share…

Six Figures From Home

Tiny Books™: Six Figures From Home How I Used the Internet to Build a Six-Figure Membership Business While Raising My Children The longer I lead the Indie Business Network, the more questions I get about how I built and sustained it as the first (as far as I know) subscription-based recurring revenue membership business on…

I Am Becoming: Michelle Obama

What I Learned at Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama We Are More Alike Than We Think I returned from from Cleveland yesterday, after attending Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States. The event was one of the most inspiring I have ever attended. It was also…

Facebook and Instagram

Why I Don’t Care That Facebook and Instagram Are Down My House is Not Built on Rented Land I was on my way back from a meeting earlier today, when one of my team members texted to tell me that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down. She forwarded me an article, which I have not…

Book Club: Free to Focus

Book Club: Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt Achieve More by Doing Less As great as technology is, it also has the huge downside of being a massive distraction. Leveraging technology without being intentional and focused usually spells disaster for you, in life and in business. But it’s not just technology that threatens to prevent…

7 Steps to Recurring Revenue

7 Steps to Recurring Revenue A Proven Path to Freedom, Fun, and Finances Recurring revenue is all the rage today, but when I launched the Indie Business Network in January 2000, the term didn’t really exist. Up until then, no one had ever led an online business with a recurring revenue model. I actually think…

20 Easy Blog Post Templates

Tiny Books™: 20 Easy (And Fun!) Blog Post Templates Never wonder what to blog about again! In over a decade of blogging, I have published 2,096 blog posts in categories ranging from Success and Entrepreneurship to Social Media and Leadership. While I rarely have trouble coming up with new blog post topics, I do find…

How Often Should You Blog?

How Often Should You Blog? Less Often Than You Think Everyone knows of my strong belief that blogging is a tool that every Lifestyle CEO should use to grow their business and expand their reach. As a result, I am frequently asked how often one should blog in order to achieve positive and consistent results…

My Favorite Blog of All Time

My Favorite Blog of All Time The Blog of Seth Godin My favorite blog of all time is the The Blog of Seth Godin. I’m not sure why or when the question of what blog I love most popped into my head, but it did. Using criteria that are important to me, I considered several…

My Current Favorite WordPress Plugins

My Current Favorite WordPress Plugins These are the Plugins I Cannot Do Without Now that I’ve shared the importance of consistently blogging, I thought I would take a few moments to quickly post my favorite WordPress plugins. I use the free versions of the plugins featured here. (Yay!) I use plenty of good plugins that are…

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