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  • Nicole Walters – Livestreaming Your Way To Millions

    If you are excited about Periscope and livestreaming and all the different tools and platforms that are popping up, you will love what Nicole Walters has to share in this episode.The first thing Nicole shares is that she had to let go of her own "preconceived notions" about what her business was going to offer.…

  • Hiring the Right Team Before Baby Comes

    This episode is a continuation of our Business and Babies series where I'm joined with my business ally, husband, and co-parent, Robin Li.In this episode, we discuss hiring the right team and having everyone prepped and ready before our baby arrived this spring.

  • Build A Successful Business in 20 Hours Per Week with Jenny Shih

    This is an amazing interview with Jenny Shih, a personal friend and fellow entrepreneur. She's shared a ton of amazing advice with me throughout the years on how to build a successful business without becoming a workaholic in the process.One of the things that's awesome about Jenny is that she's been able to do something…

  • How To Add An Opt-in Box At The Bottom of Your WordPress Blog Posts

    You've seen it on all the big blogs, and you've heard it can boost your conversion rates… but how do you add an opt-in box at the bottom of your blog posts if you're not tech savvy? With WordPress, you're in luck! There are a lot of plugins that can come to your rescue that…

  • Should You Use Pop Ups?

    As a polite, ethical marketer... the question becomes "Should you use pop ups?" to grow your email list. I have to admit, I’m pretty biased when it comes to popup forms because my husband and I are the creators of PopupAlly, a WordPress plugin that helps you build popups and other opt-in forms on your…

  • 7 Unconventional Birth and Business Lessons From A New Mom

    I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest family member: our daughter Tegan Li, who was born on March 15th, 2016. I’ve been meaning to share the whole experience of becoming a mom with you, and the business lessons that came out of the whole experience… But I’ve also been learning the ins and…

  • 38 Things Nobody Talks About When Launching An Online Course

    I've earned over a million dollars from creating and launching online courses. To get to that point, I’ve done it all: launching an online course in the health and wellness space when I was brand new, selling evergreen products that are always for sale at low price points, and creating high end programs that cost thousands…

  • Behind The Scenes In Online Business: What My Team Looks Like Today

    Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in online business on a day to day basis? Like who does what, how many people are back there making things happen? What does it really take to build a successful business anyway? I do. I'm super curious about every business I encounter. I'm lucky…

  • Dear Online Business Owners

    I'm writing this because you're a part of our shared online business owner community, and something has recently come to my attention that I think is really important to address. It's about plagiarism and respecting each other's intellectual property. I want to start with a story about my own experiences with copycatting and "borrowing" from…

  • How to Break Out of A Rut

    We’ve all been there… you start off going in one direction and soon everyone recognizes you for it, and it’s hard to break free. For example, if you’re known as the go-to expert in furniture design, it might be hard to get the world to recognize you as a talented chef. If you’re here, it’s…

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