So after the video I did last week talking about how I grew my Facebook group to over 15,000 members, a lot of people had a lot of other questions about groups so I decided to do another video discussing why it’s important to have a Facebook Group for your business these days.
A lot of people that I’ve talked to about this are still kind of feeling like they know they should have one but what do I do with it and who should be in it?
So I thought I’d help give you some clarity and talk about the different types of groups you can have and how you would use each of those differently.
From a business and marketing strategy and point of view, people are spending more time in Facebook groups then they are in their newsfeed.
So how can this benefit your business?
Watch the full replay of the video below to find out.
Wanna know how to find out what your life purpose and your true passions are?
It’s actually very simple… just pay attention to the things that make yo feel all warm and fuzzy and excited and full.
AND pay attention to the things that don’t: the things that make you feel heavy, anxious, afraid or tired… (sometimes in order to know what you do want, you need to know what you don’t want too)
Then, start to do more of the first and less of the second!
One of my favourite ways to find my true interests and passions is to browse non fiction books and pay attention to the titles and topics that make me want to read them.
Your passions can and do change over time!!
A few years ago all I wanted to read & talk about was business and marketing books, at the moment, all I want to read and talk about is mindset, law of attraction and manifestation stuff…
So much so that I am writing a book on this and also planning a new course about it too.
So, the true way to “follow your bliss” is first of all find what makes you most excited and blissful – and then give yourself permission to go down that path and allow more of those things into your life!
What do you LOVE right now??
The Coffee With Carissa Facebook group is like my everything.
I love this group and I love the energy!
People tell me all the time how much they like my group because it just has positive vibes.
My main focus for the group when I started it was about bringing like minded people together.
Bringing together like minded entrepreneurs who want to grow and are open to learning as well as sharing.
When I started this group, obviously I started with nothing.
And now as you watch this video, we are almost at 16,000.
Watch the video below and allow me to share with you how I grew my group to over 15,000 members so that you can do the same thing!
Are you GDPR ready?
If not, don’t panic! We have you covered.
You may or may not know but for clarity sake let’s get the basic gist of the GDPR out of the way.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it is set to go live May 25th, 2018.
All these big fancy words mean that there are new rules in place for businesses for how they collect someone’s data, use that data and store it for safekeeping.
In a way it’s a good thing because there are so many opt-ins and sign-up options floating about that we really have no way of tracking where all our information goes!
So think about the GDPR as your annoying big sister, a pain in your ass but also there to protect you.
The GDPR is launching across the EU (Europe and the UK) but will apply to all businesses that trade or collect data from anywhere or anyone in the EU. So whether you’re in Australia or in the USA (or anywhere else other than the EU), you still need to be GDPR compliant if you are collecting data from anyone in the EU.
What the hell does GDPR compliant even mean?
The most important thing to know is that we can no longer just add people to our email lists without getting their consent first or without being 100% transparent with what emails they will get if they join your mailing list (see example below).
If you have a freebie offer that you’ve been using to build your email list, you can now NO LONGER automatically add those emails to your lists simply because someone has opted in to receive your freebie.
You must offer the freebie AND give them a choice to be added to your email list or not, either by a tick box or a second opt-in page (provided by most email platforms).
If they choose just to have the freebie, then you still must provide it even if they choose NOT to be added to your email list.
This goes for anywhere you might collect someone’s data whether is be on the website, via a landing page, via a Facebook ad etc.
You must always give the person putting in their details – full disclosure of what they are signing up to and give them the option to freely consent or decline being added to any of your email lists.
Sign up to receive your free XXX
[EMAIL SUBMISSION BOX]
Now, to clear up some confusion around emails you already have in your lists…
A lot of companies have gone into a mad panic and sent an email to everyone on their email lists asking for ‘fresh consent’ or for people to update their details or choose to unsubscribe from their email list.
AVOID doing this.
If you have been building your email lists via sign-up forms, opt-in pages, landing pages and your website then this can be considered a soft consent.
A soft consent is when someone has been on your email list for however long and with every email they receive there is an opt-out or unsubscribe option. If they have not actively chosen to unsubscribe or opt-out then it can be seen as them giving you consent to email them.
You will not be able to use the soft consent approach from the 25th of May though, so make sure all your sign-up forms and opt-in forms are GDPR compliant (as discussed above).
It is important to note though, if you have copied over email lists or purchased email lists or obtained personal data without the person knowing, we strongly recommend you delete these people from your list and NEVER email them again – this is what GDPR is protecting us against and it could land you in hot water and a hefty fine.
Don’t wait, start today!
Please know that this is NOT legal advice but simply a summary of information we have gathered for ourselves and the Carissa Hill Business. We want to help keep you and your business safe and legal so that you can grow your business next level!
We strongly recommend you do your own research as well.
If you would prefer legal advice, seek advice from any international lawyer or alternatively;
The EU’s official GDPR site:
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office guide to GDPR: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulationgdpr/accountability-and-governance/
Hope this helps you and remember to breathe!
Straight up – if you want to build a successful business and you are committed to that, then you need to understand that it is never the ‘market’ or ‘customers’ who are the reason for your business struggling.
There are so many business owners online talking about how the people in their market don’t have any money to spend on our product or services right now, it’s just that time of year etc.
Stop putting the blame and responsibility on the customers and the market or the staff members that can’t sell.
If you really want to build a successful business then you, as the business owner, need to take full responsibility for EVERYTHING, ALL THE TIME.
This stuff gets me really fired up because I used to be that person.
So let me show you what I did to turn that around so that you can turn your business around.
For the full replay, catch the video below:
REPOST from inside the Wolfpack Mastermind 🐺.
Alicia Teaze looked at what seemed like defeat, in the eyes, and basically said, ‘fuck no, this business is MINE and I will make it my bitch!’
She used the powerful art (and tool) of manifesting and she got busy making her business a success.
She LEARNT, IMPLEMENTED and REAPED THE BENEFITS 🙌🏼.
The Universe is NEVER working against you.
The Universe can only match your vibrations.
Sometimes we need a kick up the butt to realise our vibrations have been flatlining.
Does your vibration need some mouth to mouth resuscitation?
Take a page out of Alicia’s book, get proactive and get BUSY 💃🏻.
Are you keeping yourself small and/or are you afraid to grow your business?
I wanted to explore this fear a little deeper with you.
It actually came up because I was speaking with one of my amazing Wolfpack Mastermind members who was holding her business back from growing because of bad past experiences.
A lot of it has to do with government charges such as tax and GST or VAT if you’re in the UK.
I decided to go live in the Coffee With Carissa group to talk about this because it’s something that I have experienced myself and I’m super passionate about this topic.
For the full story and words of advice, please catch the full replay below:
I’m going to share with you THE most important and powerful business skill you can have.
Simply put, CARE about people.
A lot of people seem to struggle to do this because as human beings we are naturally more focused on ourselves than other people.
A lot of people even struggle to stop and LISTEN to what other people have to say!
But if you really want to be successful then this is a skill that you have to learn, you have to practice, and you have to develop.
If you can’t care about other people first than you really can’t expect them to care about you.
If you want your business to do really well then your customers have to feel cared about (your team members too).
The only way to enable other people to feel cared about is to really, genuinely care about them.
This is not something you can fake, delegate or automate.
You have to be human and CARE.
For the full replay, catch the video below:
The time it takes to see results varies based on the following things:
1. How established your business already is (if you already have people buying from you regularly, and you have a good brand reputation, it is easy to sell more of what you are already selling)
2. Whether or not you do the work / watch the videos / implement the things – and how long it takes you to prioritise and do this.
3. If you are someone who naturally is good at communicating and coming up with ideas or if you need time to think things through and practice and ask for help.
4. Your mindset and whether you are confident and determined vs hesitant, skeptical and afraid.
In short – there is no set answer. Some people literally get huge results within the first few days or weeks.
Some people take months.
Some people get BIG results and grow quickly.
Some have steady manageable growth month by month or year by year.
Any growth is good growth
As for the investment to join, this will be announced / released during the next enrolment period which will be towards the end of April, we are currently working on setting up a new course platform (which is amazing) and once that’s done will be announcing all the details
There will also be some new options on what you start with, depending on where you are right now and what you need the most.
Oh, and of course you will be cool, lol, you already are
Join the Wolfpack Waiting Room here:
Cool. So this is something I LOOOOVE to help people to do, if and when they are ready to do it.
For me, there came a point where I still loved my business, my clients, my staff, but that I knew I couldn’t keep growing if I was personally and physically still in the business.
I wanted to create my own range of products, I wanted to expand to new areas, I wanted to have more TIME for me to do new things, travel, learn more, spend more time educating myself…
So if you are currently wanting to step out of your business and work more ON it than IN it, or even just have a few days a week off to do anything other than work… the first thing to become aware of is the reason you want to do this.
(I also actually got to a stage where I had done so much personal development and spiritual work that I found it difficult to have conversations with some of my clients because I could no longer tolerate talking about what happened on “the block” that week)…
I wanted to surround myself with other entrepreneurs who understood me and wanted to help and support me, like I could do them.
Joining mastermind groups gave me the opportunity to do that..
Anyway, back on topic, what you need to do in order to GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND STEP OUT OF IT WHILE IT IS STILL OPERATING…
Is firstly have a great marketing and sales strategy in place that is either systemised or automated so that you can bring in a consistent stream of new clients AND continue building relationships with them by means of follow ups and sharing regular content, stories and education…
This ensures that the business will continue to grow. You can do this with good Facebook and instagram advertising, a strong brand, great content marketing, and an automated email sequence (all explained and shown in detail inside the wolfpack).
In order to step out of the business, you need a great team, a great relationship with your team, clear systems and procedures in place that make it really easy for your team to know what to do every day and week so they don’t forget anything or have to keep asking you questions constantly.
You also need to have a plan for what you are going to DO with your time once you are not working in the business, and be really transparent with the team as to what you are doing and why and how it’s going to not only benefit you but also them (more responsibility, trust, opportunity for future promotion perhaps)?
The dream team videos which are inside the wolfpack will really help with this too.
For me, when I stepped out of my business and worked on it, most of my time was spent on the marketing and sales, and bringing clients into the business, keeping it busy.
As well as prioritising my self care, education, mindset, and growing & helping my team.
(If you want to have a great life and be happy, you also need them to have a great life and be happy too).
All of how to do that can be found inside the Wolfpack Mastermind Modules – and help and support is provided within the secret Facebook group in the form of me, my support team, regular live videos & monthly group coaching calls 🙂
I hope that helped answer the question, I’ve been through this myself (multiple times) and would love to help you do the same.
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