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Purposeful, Passionate, and Prosperous

Are you longing to know what your purpose is? Are you in a job that just does not fulfill you anymore? Do you ache to do so much more than what you are currently doing? Join this community! We are here to help support you on your journey to learn how to uncover your purpose and apply it daily to meaningful, fulfilling and PROSPEROUS life work.

If you are already living your life's purpose and prospering in work you love please join us to support those who are on the journey!

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Can Everyone in the group introduce themselves?

Started by Stephanie OBrien. Last reply by Stephanie OBrien on Tuesday. 68 Replies

I would love to know more about each person in the group and what you do and what you are working towards.Every person will add so much value to the group with your story and expertise! Please share…Continue

What are your goals for 2015? Did you meet the goals you set up for 2014?

Started by Stephanie OBrien. Last reply by Stephanie OBrien Jan 8. 5 Replies

Hello everyone! It still blows my mind that we are fast approaching the end of 2014. This year has been incredibly rewarding to me. I've had some pretty low moments and some great high moments. I'm…Continue

Tags: readjusting, failure, seasons, change, hope

Want To Get More Clients and Grow Your Business More Successfully in 2015?

Started by Kathy Dec 1, 2014. 0 Replies

If you are thinking of starting a business in 2015 or really need to jump start the one you have to be more successful, I hope you will join me for a FREE TELESEMINAR on Monday December 8 at 8 PM…Continue

Two spots left in the Passion Project!

Started by Stephanie OBrien Oct 2, 2014. 0 Replies

Passion Project Group Coaching ProgramHave you always had the desire to start your own business doing what you love, but have NO clue HOW to make money doing it? Or perhaps, you have multiple…Continue

Tags: clarity, career, business, passion

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Comment by Kathryn Lehan on January 17, 2015 at 1:58pm

What is my purpose? Why am I here? class starts tomorrow. It's in an exciting new format. Short, live teaching with Q&A after each session. There's no, I repeat absolutely no upselling to get you to buy a more expensive training package. (I hate when someone does that to me.) You get it all in this one course. I hope you'll join me. Please sign up at: www.befruitfulalliance.com/purpose 

Comment by Richard Douglas George on January 13, 2015 at 7:14am

I have talked with one that I thought that I had a good relationship with, but he is very evasive.  I gave him a paid version for free for him to try it out.  He even says he likes it but has avoided taking it any further.  My thought was to make the app free by advertising inside the app and putting direct links to his and other distributors' website and then they can just pay me some monthly advertising fee based on the size of the add in the app (banner on the top/bottom VS full screen)  Perhaps I have just been pensive about setting the price too high and am not sure how to approach it.


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Comment by Stephanie OBrien on January 9, 2015 at 1:22pm

Hi Richard! 

Have you talked to industry businesses  about this app? Who are the decision maker's in those businesses that you could build a relationship with and show them your app? 

Learning what their concerns are, objections, wants, etc. will be really helpful in making a stronger app or just increasing your sales. 

Comment by Richard Douglas George on January 9, 2015 at 7:16am

Hello Everyone, I just joined the 48 days community and am very interested in this group.  Thanks to Dans podcast, it inspired me around 2 years ago to get up and do something about my situation.  I was stuck in a J O B that I loathed and decided to read his book.  About 3 months later I had 2 offers in my hand and went back into the Electric Vehicle Industry as a Sales Engineer which I love.  However, my next goal was the one to double my income for 2014.  My plan to do that was to create a mobile app for the industry as an answer to help all of those in the industry be able to automatically calculate their vehicles electric drive train requirments without having to hire an electrical engineer.  I didnt know how to write an app but I got up at 4:30am every morning to teach myself how to do just one thing new about writing apps.  Well 18 months later (2 months ago), I have released it into the Google Play store for android phones.  I have a free version and a paid version but have yet to sell any of the paid versions and have empty advertising space on the free version and basically have been a little nervous about approaching EV Distributors on selling them space.  I dont know how to approach them or even what to charge.

I think I could advertise the paid version in an industry magazine but things are  a little tight in the budget and the cheapest one that I have found so far is $293 per month for a 2 inch by 1 inch add. I am not sure where to go from here.  Any help in this area would be greatly appreciated.  

But on the flip side of things, I am very proud of myself for being diligent and at least doing something, and 25 people around the world have downloaded the free app.  But noone is buying the full version.  I am thinking that maybe the free one does not create enough inconvenience for them to buy it, or maybe I am just impatient.  Either way, I think that I need to get more exposure but I dont know how.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

Comment by Holly Marcheck on January 8, 2015 at 2:54pm

Thanks Stephanie.  That's a great idea.  I will begin making my list this evening.  I think that it will be easy to create and interesting to see what I actually come up with as means of addressing each.  I'm the type who loves to plan and usually have at least 4 options going at all times.  I've gotten some good counsel in the last week and at this point am thinking that jumping might not be right for many reasons.  Fear is just one of them.  I'm now thinking about a 3 year plan.  High level it's 1) get back to the work I love by March 31, 2015.  By 3/31/2016:  2) build my network within professional and industry organizations  3) perform pro bono work for non profits and obtain testimonials (and more contacts), 4) write and have articles published in professional/industry journals. Then I'll be able to assess and set a launch date.  I'm open for comments. 


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Comment by Stephanie OBrien on January 8, 2015 at 12:58pm

Thanks Holly! I think your return to something you truly enjoy will be very rewarding. 

Have you written a list of the pros and cons of transitioning? Writing down your worst fears of the worst case scenario can actually help you commit to making the change. Realizing the risks or the discomforts of change ahead of time and knowing that you can face and handle these changes will take the shock factor away if/when you face them. 

More times than not, you don't experience your worst fears- but every now again, "what you feared the most does come upon you." Looking directly at it and knowing you can overcome (and having a plan in place) will help alleviate some of the pain. 

Comment by Holly Marcheck on January 5, 2015 at 8:52am

Hello everyone.  I'm a CPA with many years experience in the corporate arena.  I've considered myself a high achiever reaching senior leadership level as global leader of internal audit.  I left that role 2 years ago and feel stunted in my current company and longing to get back to what I truly enjoy which is helping business leaders to establish strong internal controls and processes and ferret out fraud and regulatory non compliance issues.  So, for FY15, my goal is to make the move.  But I feel that I need to be kicked out of the nest! 
I'd like to hear from others who have voluntarily walked away from golden handcuffs.

Comment by Kathryn Lehan on December 16, 2014 at 11:44am

Hi Marlana:

The only place I know where you can sell someone else's products is eBay. Have you considered setting up affiliate links for the products you want to sell and making your own website the place to harvest visitors? Unless you are going to focus in a very specific niche, selling other people's products may not be a good idea. 

In regards to what you should focus on, please contact me directly (info@ befruitfulalliance.com), I may be able to help you figure it out.

Comment by Kathryn Lehan on December 16, 2014 at 11:36am

Hi Edgar:

Great looking website! I'm impressed. Some of the guys with the blood running down their faces is a bit much for me but you have a lot of content on your site!

I recommend is get your subscription invitation to be an automatic pop-up when someone lands on your home page. Ask people entering your site to set up a free account to access your site. This will build your email list.

Once you have an email list you can offer special or in-demand content (like watching a live streaming event) directly to your subscribers with an offer to see the exclusive content for a very low price because they are subscribers and the event is not open to "outsiders." The pay-for-view concept is well proven already among sports fans so build from there.

And because your site is devoted to a very specific fan base, develop a chat room where your fans can interact with each other and charge a small monthly "entrance fee" for unlimited access to the chat room. We did this with stay-at-home moms and recipe development, and had 1,200 members. We charged $12 a year for access. That doesn't seem like much but that's $1,200 a month in revenue!

Lastly, I would hold back some content for special access to make it "scarce" to your site visitors. This would be content that you announce, build-up and promote for 6-8 weeks before you release it but only for a limited amount of time. This helps drive repeat traffic back to your site month after month when people start expecting awesome "free" content or events from your site. At the end of each "special limited time" event, offer your visitors their own copy of the DVD by purchasing it. Of course it's only for (you guessed it) a limited time only at this price. Scarcity is a big driver of purchase behavior.

Hope this helps. Let me know how it works for you. Thanks!   


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Comment by Stephanie OBrien on December 16, 2014 at 11:25am

Does anyone know of any website where you can setup a virtual store but sell products made by other companies?  I have also been toying with starting a proofreading/checking videos for mistakes type online service or a natural health researcher service. I just do not know where to begin.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Hi Marlana!

What it seems like you are talking about is being a distributor. What types of products were you thinking of selling? I sell the DISC profiles on my website. That makes me a distributor or re-seller of their assessments. I would need to know more about what type of product to direct you further. 

I cover your concerns very in depth in my Passion Project program. I think you would fit right in. 

 

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