Why I Will NOT “Fake It Till I Make It”…

I had an interesting email from a very well-meaning lady the other day, and she really got me thinking…

She was concerned about my last message where I mentioned that I have not yet broken six figures in my business.

It brought up a lot of advice and concerns for my business:

  • I shouldn’t mention that I’m not making six figures and because it is not inspiring and will make people NOT want to buy from me because they don’t see the value if I don’t know how to do it.
  • My marketing and brand comes off as beginner.
  • I sound like someone who’s been in business quite a while and haven’t figured it out.
  • It would be a good idea for me to hire a photographer or someone to brand me and my business to a more professional standard to create a more colourful, visually appealing look.
  • Being transparent is good, but too transparent is likely to hurt my business.
  • I should focus more on what I’ve figured out and less on the struggle of it all.

There is actually a LOT of advice in the email, this is the highlights of it. I don’t remember speaking with this lady previously but she took the time to offer me a pretty detailed email and suggested I take what I like from it and leave the rest. It was actually pretty AWESOME to hear from someone like that.

While I don’t necessarily agree with the not mentioning not making six figures yet, I DO agree with a LOT of the email so I’m going to break it down at bit and really clarify some things about why I share my struggles AND my successes with you:

Don’t Mention the Six-Figure Barrier

The goal to six-figures is a BIG one. There are many brands of businesses based just around teaching people to get to six figures. There are even more brands of people PRETENDING to be high-earners who are earning little to no money. It’s the truth.

You can look at a brand. It could be super sharp. The pro pics are all over. The color and branding is PERFECT. The business process is immaculate. And you’ll think because you see all that that the business is making WELL over six figures. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. You literally don’t know who to trust just by looking at their brand.

One thing I will NEVER do… is “Fake it til I make it.” 

YES… I’d love to have a beautiful brand, perfectly put together and relaying the message I want to share with the world but I’ll never do that just to “look” the part.

I share where I am in business because I know it IS inspiring to those who understand this is not an overnight process. There are many of us who struggle and yes, for a long time. It’s not because you can’t blast in and make a lot of money in a short time, you can.

There are, however, many many people who take YEARS to overcome the mindset issue that hold us back. I was one of them and I AM one of them. I NEVER EVER EVER will pretend to be anyone other than who I am and I can guarantee you one thing: I DO NOT have it all figured out!

If you’re looking for a mentor who knows everything and will give you the golden gauntlet from their high pedestal that is simply NOT ME.

How Could People Be Inspired or Want to Buy From Someone NOT Making Six Figures?

I teach from where I’m at. Where is that?

Well… I quit my job as a factory worker, a single mom in 2007 to work from home full time.
I created a VA business that earned about $25,000 it’s first full year.
I grew my business about 30% per year.
I was making about $60,000 per year when I broke my ankle, then had my baby girl.
I overcame a ton of confidence, mindset and just lack of business know-how struggles during those initial years.
I STRUGGLED to find time to work as a busy mom of a challenging but amazing girl.
I work three days per week while the girly is in daycare (plus my “sneak in time” whenever I can get it)  and I made a little over $80,000 last year.

While that is not six figures I’d have to say that’s inspiring. It’s real. It’s raw.

It’s not in pretty packaging but you can learn a hell of a lot from me and I know how to do a lot of things really well!

I know how to make over $100,000 from one program (my WordPress training).
I know how to add hundreds of people to my list in one go (giveaway events).
I know how to create successful coaching programs (I’ve created dozens).
I know how to run an engaged an active membership site (I do that).
I know how to work with clients and keep them happy (Over 10 years experience with people who love me).
I know how to write copy that gets people responding and reacting (I’ve earned my full-time income solely online since 2007).

So yes, I agree… I need to highlight these successes more. I need more people to hear my story, to know my struggles and how I overcame them, to hear of my successes and see how they can learn from them. I have a TON to offer my market and simply not enough people are getting my message yet. When they do, I’ll break six figures and I’ll tell my peeps (YOU) and they’ll celebrate with me because they’ll see it as a guiding light to show them they can do the same!

Looking the Part of the Successful Business Owner

What I loved about this email I got was all the unsolicited advice. Seriously. I’m not being sarcastic.

It’s rare to get an email from a subscriber who ACTUALLY is trying to help me. Usually, it’s from someone who seems to be trying to help me but really just wants me to do what they want me to do because they don’t like what I’m doing lol.

This email… was different. And the part about not looking professional and hiring a photographer I also agree with. Though I don’t LOVE stock photos I do use them sometimes. I walk the line because I am NOT interested in looking like any kind of corporate site or looking like a big company with no real person behind it. I am strategically using selfies because I have a target market who will relate to ME. THAT is my brand.

That being said I get it that people make snap judgments and that my look SHOULD relay my message FAST and CLEAR and with a sharp looking brand.

That’s why I do photo shoots for my business. I did one last year and the year before and I’ll be doing another one soon with my newly colored hair:

My hair wasn’t initially a branding move but I know it’s unique and it stand out and I’ll be using that. THAT will be combined with the selfies and the random snippets into my life. I know people LOVE to see the behind the scenes and I certainly intend to continue to show that. The bottom line is… it works for me!

No… I won’t ever try to “look” like I’m making more than I am but I also will keep sharing where I’m at because I have absolutely NO SHAME in the struggle. It’s made me who I am, it’s helped me help others, it’s been a blessing and it hasn’t happened TO me… it’s happened FOR me so that I could be the person that is trusted, that can inspire, that can help those like me grow, learn and be the most amazing business owners they never thought they could be!

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

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About: The TRAP of “doing what you love”…

I’ve been in business a LONG time now. I started my first business in 2004.

I haven’t broken six figures YET and I think I know exactly why…

It’s the trap of the advice to “just do what you love”.

You see at first I totally was into the whole idea of making EASY money, getting rich, building a fortune. I had no freaking IDEA what I was doing but I LOVED making handmade soaps and I thought that that love, combined with tons of hard work was just going to get me to the point of selling millions.

But I gave up on that business.

And the next one.

And the next one.

All because they didn’t work after I “loved them” so hard…

Alas…

Love is not enough.

I know that now. That’s why even when I thought I might be “falling out of love” with my current business, I kept going.

That’s why even when I thought I might be “falling out of love” with my current business, I kept going.

And you know what? There are LOTS of moments in a business owners career that they question what they’re doing, they wonder if it’s right for them, they even think it might be a hell of a lot easier life if they just went and got a job.

And that might be true because a job you go to at set hours, come home and don’t have to worry about afterwards for the most part.

But a business… we business owners THINK, a lot.

We’re thinking about how to make money.
We’re thinking about how to market our business.
We’re thinking about our customers.
We’re thinking about our products.
We’re thinking about how to make things better.
We’re thinking about our branding.

And on and on and on!

You better love that shit, right?

Well… YES… of course BUT love isn’t what you think.

Loving your business is not about loving every single possible task you can do.
Loving your business is not about loving every single DAY in every single WAY.
Loving your business is not about never having to struggle with a techy problem.

You see I think that’s the BIG mistake I and many others are making.

We think we have to love every possible thing about our businesses.
We think if it isn’t working then it’s because we haven’t picked the “right thing” and we have to move on to something else.

Loving your business is about making strategic choices to grow.
Loving your business is about building a team so you can do more and help more people.
Loving your business is about using the leverage of tools and resources.
Loving your business is about learning smart marketing techniques.

It’s not about the “feeling” all the time. The “thinking” is REALLY important and you can’t be so freaking caught up in a “vision” that you’re not willing to consider different ideas, possibilities and to get CREATIVE.

And really… is it about how the handmade soap is packaged, how the website branding looks, how the course is set up to download, etc, etc, etc OR IS IT ABOUT THE LIFESTYLE YOU CAN CREATE, THE REWARDS YOU CAN GET AND THE JOY YOU CAN FEEL FROM SERVING OTHERS?

If those things are your love, the rest is just details!

No don’t get me wrong here… there’s a difference between loving your business and having a struggle or two inside of that love and running a business you really dislike. If you literally picked the “wrong business” you should know pretty soon after you pick it.

Me I LOVED my businesses. I built many of them up pretty well and gave up on them. I see that now! I see that they needed more strategy, more innovation, more HELP and they could have broken through to another level.

Six figures in a year?

I felt my HEART SINK when a friend of mine who started at the very same time as me told me she made six figures in a month. Not because I was jealous, but because I was wondering what the HELL I am not doing to get there myself, or even to get to a consistent $10 – 20,000 per month.

My friend told me one of the biggest differences she sees is my not building a team, where she has a LOT of people working for her.

My not picking a team is just me holding onto this idea of my having to build something I “LOVE”, something that’s all “MINE” and not letting other people in for fear that they’d make it something I can’t control.

It’s dumb. It’s silly. AND it’s been holding me back in so many ways.

The building a team is a symptom of the greater issue that I’ve mentioned already. The TRAP OF LOVING YOUR BUSINESS.

I want to FEEL JOY from my business – and I do!
I want to CREATE JOY from my business – and I do!
I want to HAVE AN AMAZING LIFESTYLE from my business – and I do!
I want to HELP OTHERS CREATE JOY from THEIR businesses – and I do!

THOSE are the things I love! The rest… just the details. The team… the means. The tools & resources… the leverage.

That’s why after years of resisting the idea of selling PLR I just EMBRACED IT!

On the suggestion of my smart and savvy coaches Kelly McCausey & Nicole Dean I made a fairly quiet but MAJOR change in my business by offering PLR rights to every single challenge I release from now forward in my Laptop Lifestyle Business Club membership.

This is a big change for me and it’s a BIG SHIFT in the “gotta do what I love” mindset. You see I had convinced myself that I didn’t want to and wouldn’t love selling PLR. Now I realize how SILLY that was! Now I realize it is again a way for me to feel joy, create joy, build my lifestyle and help others do the same and that is exactly what I’m after.

The monthly PLR is FREE for my members, just included in the membership now and I am getting such awesome feedback from my members about it! They are soooo happy and I know they will do awesome things with this content that they can now use and sell as their own.

I have a big vision for this business and it’s going to need a team. As a smart family member said to me yesterday that is just total common sense yet so profound to me: “Five people can do more than one.” … well… DUH to me! Why I have been resisting this piece of my business I don’t know but you can expect to hear me saying “my team” a lot more in the near future.

But for now *I* have uploaded the latest PLR to the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club customer area. It’s ready for download and it’s something you can use in YOUR business, to grow YOUR JOY and FREEDOM and that of your customers and clients!

So my final advice is this (based on my learning from the school of hard knocks):

Stop being so freaking TIED to this idea of your business you have in your head that you become BLIND to the things that will skyrocket your results and turn your “little” business you love into a BIG business that is thriving! Stop sabotaging yourself on the “principal” of things you thought you didn’t like (but really are just resistant to for some silly reason)!
Stop being afraid to get people who are AMAZING and GREAT to help you and help you a lot, like right side by side with you so that you can GROW to heights you could never possibly reach alone!

Stop all that and grow your business into an empire that you DO LOVE so much because you let it go, you let it grow and you let it thrive in a way that serves so much harder and deeper than you ever imagined.

Big hugs,

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

p.s. As I mentioned above, if you join the club now you will get private label rights to the monthly membership challenges.

That means you can edit them and sell them as your own or even use them as-is. You will get the challenge action plan, daily videos & transcripts, video webinar you can use or use to create content from and graphics for the challenge. If you sign up today you will get July AND August’s challenge PLR before you even renew your membership next month (August’s PLR will be released on the 14th of the month).

Grab it here, people are loving this and I’ve been welcoming many new members this last few days!

How to run a challenge group…

Yesterday I announced to you that I’m offering PLR / Resell Rights on my proven, targeted monthly challenges and the feedback has been fantastic!

You see you can now buy my previously created challenge content and sell it as your own. 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: 
Laptop Lifestyle Business Club members get my PLR / Resell Rights on challenges completely FREE! My members are thrilled! Here is what they are saying so far:

if you prefer to save money and get MORE than just PLR you can now participate in the challenges live in the membership, get the awesome community in the club AND get a monthly PLR packet to download each and every month of your membership!

Cool beans or what?

Look I’m just a girl running an online business trying to help others do the same. But this… I know it could be pretty damn awesome and I can’t wait to see what members do with this content! 

So I want to HELP YOU use this content and the PLR rights you get to it if you decide to grab it.

How to Run a Group Challenge: 

Step 1: Pick a Topic

Of course you’ll need a topic and this can be a tricky part. It’s important to remember that not everyone is going to want your challenge at the very instance you offer it so you’re going to have to try to be broad enough to catch enough people who will want to participate but specific enough to get people EXCITED about what they need.

I pick topics in a variety of ways:
– Past Success: If there’s a topic I’ve had success with in my own business or life and I can share great insights to, I’ll consider it as a topic.
– Request: Sometimes there’s a topic I’ll requests for over and over again. That’s a sure tell that it could make for a good challenge topic.
– Community Interest: If you’re listening to the people in any community there’s usually something that comes up often. Lately I hear people looking for content around graphics and Canva, so that’s something I’d consider doing a challenge around (and WILL be doing just that in August).

Step 2: Pick a Format

So you’re going to need to decide HOW to deliver your challenge.

Simplicity is always important. Don’t overwhelm people with TOO many ways to consume your products.

In my monthly challenges, here’s my format:

  • Monthly challenge prep-sheet (as appropriate)
  • Monthly challenge action-plan (includes ALL challenge tasks)
  • Daily emails & facebook posts with challenge action tasks
  • Daily video “prompts” – talking head videos to cheer challengers on.
  • Monthly motivational webinar to get people geared up for the challenge!

As I said simplicity is best. You need to make it EASY for people to consume your content. I know not everyone likes being on facebook so I do give the email option BUT my challenges are mailing centered around my facebook group and my monthly membership, the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club. 

Step 3: Sell or Give Away Your Challenge

Of course you need to get people IN your challenge doors! 

The best way to sell anything is to be a “product of the product” as they say. Is this something YOU believe in? Is it something you can get excited about? Is it something you know will help them? 

Then tell people that! Get excited. Be enthusiastic. Your excitement is the ENERGY around your challenge launch and you need to make it good and high! 

Some challenges are free, some are paid. How you decide to work that out depends on your end goal with the challenge. 

Step 4: Run Your Challenge

If you get steps 1-3 completed successfully you’ll then need to run that challenge. 

Participate yourself if you can, it helps keep people motivated. 

I’ve also found that giving people an incentive really helps. I used to do a random prize draw for my challenges but I find that people are even MORE motivated when they are sure they are going to get a prize. It’s silly almost because the prize is just a $5 Starbucks Gift Card but people will do the tasks just to get that, even when the reward of doing the actual tasks is probably much more valuable to them. It’s how we, as humans, are wired! We want to WIN things and a guaranteed win is pretty awesome.

Am I worried I’ll have to give out too many $5 gift cards? Not at all. I have about 90 people in my membership and if I had to pay a $5 gift card for each one of them I’d be happy to do it because I’d know they are consuming my products and so likely to get results it almost guarantees I’ll have very long-term members! 

The Good NEWS:

If you’re looking at these steps and wishing you could skip a few… good news is you can! 

With my monthly challenge PLR from the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club membership you CAN skip steps one and two! 

Every month I am delivering to my members, for no extra membership cost, the PLR / Resell Rights to the previous month’s challenge. So not only do you get to be a “product of the product”, you also get to avoid doing the writing, you get a proven product and a targeted topic your people will be interested in actually doing. 

You can grab the first month’s package immediately after joining the membership AND you’ll get package number two on August 14th, before your membership will even be set to renew. 

Get It >> Create Your Perfect Opt-in PLR / RESELL RIGHTS

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

Challenge PLR: Now you can sell my products as your own!

Hi there! How did your week go? Yesterday we went to “Coal Dust Days” here in Nova Scotia. It was fun! Here we’re at Plumber Avenue Day after Ella won a crown and wand at one of the game.

Yep I’m still on vacation but I’m still working too.

I’m pulling a “Connie Ragen Green” and working just a few, little hours in the morning (in my case while everyone’s sleeping) so that I can then go about living life and having fun!

Could I have planned ahead and had nothing to do this week for work? Sure! And I still COULD just take the time off but my coach and I were talking last week about something I just HAD to get done because I’m freaking excited to offer it to you and it does have an expiry date.

Also… you’ll be hearing from me anyway, vacation or no vacation because it’s just part of my LIFE, my laptop lifestyle, to share what I’m doing!

SO… what am I up to?!

Something REALLY cool and something I think you’ll LOVE…

Private Label / Resell Rights to MY Club Challenges!

 

Yep… you can now take my targeted monthly challenge bundles and sell them, too, starting with a great email list-building challenge that my people totally LOVED and engaged with.

Last month I did the “Create Your Perfect Opt-In Offer” challenge.

Now that the challenge is done I’m offering you the chance to buy it and us it in your business. That’s right, you can sell MY previously sold and proven product as your own!

The highlights:

– This is a targeted product. Very specific to a single task and so people are going to want to take immediate, purposeful ACTION.

– This is a proven product. Not random. Not uncertain. I’ve proven people want this product because I’ve sold it myself! I’ve had my people taking action and getting results!

Come look!

I think you’re going to love this:
Create Your Perfect Opt-in Challenge PLR / RESELL RIGHTS
SAVE $15 with this coupon code: perfect10off

You can also just buy personal rights, if you prefer.

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

p.s. Did you sign up for my “Because Life Can’t Wait” recordings? You’ll get an immediate download of all the recordings you can take with you anywhere (great listening in your car).

I HATE to pick favorites because I love, love, love all the speakers but I have to say one of my FAVORITE parts was Connie Ragen Green’s talk where she blew my mind with her 3 hour per day schedule so she can go LIVE HER LIFE the rest of the day, every day.

I LOVED that! Grab the recordings here >> Because Life Can’t Wait Recordings

You are NOT a robot… right?

Yesterday I told you how I write emails like it’s the most natural thing in the world.

Why? Because I know I can NOT act like a nameless, faceless robot and expect people to relate to me. I can’t be fake. I can’t be “formal”. I can’t be “professional”.

I just gotta be me. For real.

How NICE would it be to know you can just be YOU, instead of the million other things you’ve been TOLD to be, and make your living online?! 

Nice, right? Very nice? Fan-freaking-tastic? 

Yep… it is. It IS fan-freaking-tastic to just be me… weird, serious, quirky me.
Struggling to stay away from the sugar me.
Loving the LipSense that won’t wear off me. 

I wrote this report a few months ago called Writing Emails Naturally and I share with YOU how I just write to be me and how I make it profitable. 

You see it’s great to write good emails that people WANT TO READ but you know it’s even better when those emails actually MAKE YOU MONEY. There is no point to getting the opens, the clicks and the love for your content if you can’t earn an income from it unless you’re just in this for fun and have a major chunk of cash stashed away and you don’t need money. Yea… I thought so.

SO… let’s get you Writing Emails Naturally AND making money from those emails. It’s very doable and you can do it. 

Grab my report now for $10 off today and stop being afraid to email your list! (HINT >>> done right they actually will LOVE hearing from you every single damn day, ok?!)

Buy Now:

Writing Emails Naturally
Coupon Code: writingemails

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

Do you have trouble writing emails to your list?

Hiya!

Yesterday was a fun day. We’re still in Nova Scotia visiting family and we went to a nature conservatory. Here’s me with a big bear in the background (not sure you can really tell):

One of the MOST COMMON things people say to me is that they LOVE my emails. They say I write so naturally, so easily it seems and they WISH they could do the same.

Well… you know how I just told you a teeny tiny bit about my day yesterday? It DOES come naturally to me, I’m a natural “sharer” I guess you could call it but it’s also one of the biggest reasons my emails feel natural.

It’s because I’m not a nameless, faceless, LIFE-less person telling you to buy this and buy that. NO… I’m a REAL PERSON with a real life that is sometimes dull, sometimes interesting, sometimes exciting and sometimes regular and I share it with you. Not the inner, deepest, darkest stuff but I share like a person you know, like and trust.

I encourage YOU to do this, too! AND I’ve written a quick, detailed and motivational report to show you just how to do so. It’s called Natural Affiliate Marketing and it’s only $27 to start with but for today and tomorrow I’m giving you a $10 off coupon code.

Write emails like it’s the most natural thing in the world
Coupon Code: writingemails

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

An Open Letter to Angela, From Future Me…

The internet has always amazed me… I remember hearing about it sometime around high school and then by the time I came home from college getting my first dial-up connection. I was 19 and living with my parents but they weren’t that interested so I went out and paid for it myself.

Thinking back that was my FIRST ever “adult” bill… so fitting that it’s now my living!

I immediately became fascinated with the ability to CONNECT with people online. To share. To learn. To find out new things about new people I’d never have had the opportunity to EVER meet without it.

It only seems natural that I’d eventually end up making my living from the internet, looking back now.

And this post is about looking back… and looking forward.

I really wish I could get a note from future me, the one who’s just about to break through on high six-figures into a million dollar business. The one who’s doing things her way. The one who’s so comfortable with who she it shows in everything she does.

Yes I’d love a little note from future me with some tips.

But since that’s probably not going to happen ;), I’m going to give past me some tips.

I’m well aware past me isn’t going to get to read this piece but maybe it’s something YOU need right now.

I ALWAYS share from places I’ve been, things I’ve experienced and struggles I’ve had.

I talk to many people in my business who are experiencing the same issues I had when I got started. This is for the person who is working SO DAMN HARD and believing something’s gotta give. I am writing to past me and I’m writing to YOU, because I have some gentle, useful advice that I think will help you make sense of the immense work your doing that’s literally getting you no where. I have advice that can make things turn around if you listen close and take action (YES, more action) in the direction I’m pointing you.

An Open Letter to Angela of the Past, Angela of 2008-2010-ish:

“Angela, girl, you’re working SO HARD.

Too hard. Or I should say too hard for the lack of results you’re getting… which is almost none.

Angela..you are SO determined, so persistent and so after your goals that you think you just need to keep working hard, keep doing more of the same and then one day the damn will break and things will work. Oh how I want you to listen to this letter carefully because that’s not true and if you really take in what I’m saying I’m going to save you YEARS of frustration, literally (and I know because I’m future you I know what happens 😉 ) 

You and I both know it takes work, hard work, to establish a business online and make it a success but sweetie you’ve gone too far in the wrong direction.

I know you’ve heard that you need to get content out there. To market your business. To let people get to know you. 

And you’re doing all that. 

You listened.

You paid attention.

But you missed something. It’s a big thing but it’s a little thing. Little because it’s something you don’t know you missed and it’s creating so much work for you. Big because this one thing is THE THING that needs to happen in order for all this work to really mean anything.

I know how hard you worked to create those 184 articles you posted on Ezine Articles and did nothing else with.

I know how much time you spent writing and publishing over 400 blog posts in hopes that people would flock to read them.

I know how many helpful emails you wrote to your list waiting for them to respond by hiring you or asking to buy a product.

But here’s what you missed:

People WANT to buy from you. They do. You’re awesome. You know stuff they don’t. They LOVE to hear from you. They loved those Ezine Articles. They loved those blog posts. They love those emails you write.

But you’re not giving people a CLEAR OPTION… STRAIGHT LINE… EASY way to say yes!

You have to make the offer.
You have to lead them to the next logical step.
You have to tell them WHY they should buy from you.
You have to make it SIMPLE for them to buy.

Angela, you are missing the money tasks.
You didn’t include them in your articles, your blog posts OR your emails. They didn’t LEAD people to the next step, the place to purchase, the part where they pass you money to pay for your valuable contribution to helping their lives. 

You are not asking people to buy enough.

It should be YOUR JOB to get the sale.

Content is not your job.
Social media is not you job.
Blogging is not your job.
Email marketing is not you job.

Your job as numero uno in your business is to get money in the door.
Every day.
As many times PER DAY as possible.

While delivering that awesome value.
While providing the help your people want.
While serving in the most awesome of ways.

Angela there’s no blueprint.

Be you.

Get yourself in your creative mode. You can do this. YOU ARE CREATIVE! We all are when we are thinking like a person who wants nothing more than to serve the people we’ve chosen to serve.

I believe in you.

I KNOW you’ll do this.

I just wanted to give you some advice to get you there faster.

You’ve come so far! You quit your job in 2007 (yay you)! You’ve not looked back. You’re only going forward.

I’m so proud of how far you’ve come.
How you’ve turned an internet connection into a career.
How you’ve been a literal pioneer in an industry that most people didn’t even believe EXISTED or was REAL when you got started.
How you kept working when people thought you were crazy or you could have been making more money as a single mom on welfare.

But you had a plan.
You had a vision.
You knew it was real and you made it happen.

The next stages are waiting for you.

They ARE as awesome as you dream.

You WILL get there.

Keep going. You’ve got this.

Love and Hugs!

Future Angela xoxo ♡ “

This says it all.

I’d say it all to YOU… too.

I thought I shouldn’t end a heartfelt message with a sales pitch and that was just dumb. This message IS from the heart and so are the products I create and the membership I run.

The Laptop Lifestyle Business Club is more of the same, but better.

It’s better because we are a community.

When it’s lonely being on the internet and working alone, we’re there to connect with in a way a random facebook business group just can’t be.

When you need an answer to a question that is driving you TOTALLY BATTY, we’re there to give you help and new ideas (cause there is ALWAYS another way).

When you want accountability because you got distracted by a shiny object even though you know you can create a kick-ass product you just gotta get at it, we are THERE with all new weekly accountability that REALLY keeps you accountable by naming YOU and YOUR JOBS for the week so you can tell us when you’re done (no sneaking off not doing shit).

When you have a WIN to share and you don’t know anyone in the “offline world” who will have a teensy bit of understanding about how much of a WIN this WIN is, we’re there to say holy crapballs you ROCK GIRL!

So… if my message spoke to you and you see yourself fitting into a very supportive, friendly, motivated and encouraging community of people just like me and you then JOIN US.

Go ahead. Click that button. Sign up here  >>>>> http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

If you ever have any questions you can always email me at angela@angelawills.com

I’d love to hear from you!

Talk soon,

 

 

The WOW Factor…

You probably know by now I’m a distributor for LipSense, a long-lasting, won’t come off lipstick that is a complete WOW factor product.

I mean… I was WOWed for sure.

I heard about it and thought it was amazing and that it solves a problem women have had since I’ve ever KNOWN about lipstick. That’s pretty amazing.

And it got me thinking about my OTHER business. The Laptop Lifestyle Business Club and how I have really neglected to give you a good idea of the WOW factor included and to bring it up often.

I mean when I sell that lipstick I’m going to be telling people ALL THE TIME that it won’t come off. That’s the selling point and I can’t assume anyone knows it.

But… I messed up in my marketing business and I’ve assumed YOU KNOW the Wow part of running your own business online. And that is a big mistake on my part.

I assume you know I make a full-time living working part-time hours on my own schedule.

I assume you know I DO NOT work with one on one clients, except on VERY rare occassions when I WANT to.

I assume you know that I take days off ANYTIME I want. Work from ANYWHERE I want. Work on ANYTHING I want.

It is complete and total freedom!
It is amazing.
It is DEFINITELY Wow Worthy!

It’s funny how you get used to things, take them for granted.

Some days I’m almost in tears for how grateful I am that I have zero people controlling my life, my actions or my time. Other days I forget that’s even a thing until a friend tells me they have to fake getting pink eye to get a doctor’s note to get out of going to work one day (true story)!

Then I get snapped back into reality and I really how god-damned lucky I am to do what I do. Yet, it’s not luck either. “Lucky” is the wrong word but I do FEEL lucky.

Lucky to have found a “TRIBE” VERY early on in my marketing career, a mastermind group where I learned, was supported and made friends.

Lucky to have made the most amazing of friends who I’ve seen grow alongside me.

Lucky to have had parents who let me live in their basement apartment rent-free while I got my business off the ground.

Lucky to have a life-partner who has ALWAYS supported me even when it seemed like I might never make enough money to live on.

No, lucky isn’t the word because I know enough now to know that MY ACTIONS created the things I have in my life. MY DECISIONS resulted in the places I ended up in and the people who I had in my life.

My lipstick has it’s own WOW factor but so does the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club.

One of the members recently said it is the best online marketing group online (heart melted) and I am going to have to agree.

I’m HERE for you. I’ve got the WOW FACTOR in the cake but that’s not all. The wow factor is the reason we do but there is also the doing, the learning, the relationships, the friendships. It ALL has a place in your ultimate business freedom.

Will you make the decision and join us?

Laptop Lifestyle Business Club <<< We welcome new people!

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

p.s. We just started our Small Wins, Big Business challenge for July TODAY. If you become a member now you won’t miss a thing. 

Why we need “small wins”…

Well, I did something a “little” drastic yesterday, lol! It started as a suggestion from Matt and suddenly what I thought was a joke I was actually considering doing.

And now I have TWO new hair colors! Yep… I’m owning it. Yup!.. I LOVE it. And YES I’ve found something else that lights me up. I just love how email marketing is also a self-development process because I’m freaking taking my own advice and just following my gut lately.

So that’s a BIG move I did. It’s going to get people looking. It’s going to get people calling me “Cruella DeVille” (they already have and I kinda love that, too). And it’s definitely not a small decision.

But you don’t have to do something big like I did to get results in your life AND your business. That’s why “small wins” are so important and that’s why I’m soooo excited about July’s Club Challenge Small Wins, Big Business that starts THIS MONDAY.

The idea behind small wins is that you do a small thing and then you celebrate it. Something that’s EASY to achieve. Something you can do FAST.

We ALL know how overwhelming large tasks can be. The good news is you do not need to do a massive launch, create a huge project or have a team of 50 to have great success online.

You do those small wins, celebrate, activate your confidence and motivation and you keep going! In the meantime each small win builds and builds until you see big business results. I KNOW you can do this and I’d love you to join our club and take this challenge to do something REAL for your business.

How the Challenge Works:

Each day you’ll be guided through an EASY TO COMPLETE action task that will help you grow your business.

The tasks include:
Day 1: Update Your “About Me” Page
Day 2: Create an “Offers to Make” Sheet
Day 3: Contact 5-10 People You Know
Day 4: Contact 3-5 People You Don’t Know
Day 5: PLAN 30-Days of Topics
Day 6: Make a Goal & Break it Down
Day 7: Drink Your Water (yes i said drink your water)
Day 8: Do a Facebook Live (Video OR Audio)
Day 9: Determine Your Social Media Method
Day 10: Plan Your Week

Join us! Get all the details here:
https://laptoplifestylebusiness.club/small-wins-challenge/

Consider this: What would you life and business be life if you made just a LITTLE BIT of progress each day? Instead of wheel spinning you could be action-taking and making your way to a lifestyle of complete and total freedom.

If that’s worth something to you, then it’s time you check this out for your future laptop lifestyle freedom:
https://laptoplifestylebusiness.club/small-wins-ch…

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

p.s. I’m looking for partners or lipstick-loving customers for my side-hustle. If you’d like to know more about how you can be part of the won’t-wear-off-smear-off-kiss-off-swim-off lipstick phenomenon hit me up on facebook with your questions or reply here.

Yes the rumours are true… I’m selling lipstick!

I’ve been dying to tell you something!

I just had so many other things to email about and I kept putting it off. Now, I STILL have other stuff to tell you but I can’t hold off any longer, it must be told.

Yep! I’ve Joined a Network Marketing Company Selling Lipstick:

I’m sure you’ve heard of network marketing. Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware. All network marketing kind of businesses. I don’t think I’ve EVER shared anything about network marketing or also known as direct sales before.

It just hasn’t been on my radar lately.

But now.. for sure it is!

You see I was INTRIGUED by this lipstick. It’s called LipSense.

My first look at it was from another online marketer and my mindset coach, Kelly McCausey.

Kelly had a party and she did great! Unfortunately, I couldn’t order as I’m in Canada.

Instead, I bought from a Canadian friend and was immediately amazed at this lipstick.

It does not kiss off, wear off, smudge, smear or bleed. You can wear it ALL DAY. You can swim, shower, brush your teeth, workout, go to the dentist and anything else and it just doesn’t come off.

Talk about solving a MAJOR problem with a very common product!

I could not ignore how lit up the idea of becoming a distributor for this company made me. You see you may not know this but I have a heart for Network Marketing. There are SO MANY things I love about it that it would be hard to list them, but I’ll try:

  • You work with a team (not on your own).
  • You have a product ready to go.
  • You have marketing ready to go.
  • You get to attend conferences, training and events to support your business growth.
  • You can win prizes and trips and cars (I’m aiming for the SeneCar as my first goal).
  • It can be done ALL ONLINE >>> That’s right. No person to person meetings. No parties at people’s houses. No coffee shops and getting stood up! Nope. Instead I’m going the entirely online route through Facebook parties, my own facebook group, emails and more. ALL the stuff I teach at the LLBC.

I joined on June 13th and in just a little over three weeks I’ve had three big orders to place to fullfill the orders I’ve gotten from my original two parties and I have a team member signed up already.

Just look at all the fun I’m having so far!

So what does this mean? Am I going to bombard you with lipstick emails?

No, not at all.

BUT you know me. I share what I’m doing. I share what’s working. I share what I LOVE. That’s what this business is ALL about. That’s what the Laptop Lifestyle is ALL about.

I’m still full force into the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club and if anything this new “side hustle” is giving me so much drive and energy for the club I’m excited about where we’re headed with that, too!

I have just today released the Small Wins, Big Business challenge at the club and it is the perfect challenge no matter where you are in business because it includes daily actions that anyone can do. You can see the details on that, here.

As for my LipSense and SeneGence business I also have an INVITATION FOR YOU! If you want to check out this incredible lipstick (it really is a WOW product) and the business opportunity I invite you to connect with me here on my LipSense facebook group and/or reply to this email.

I am actively looking for people to join me in this exciting journey and ride with me this wave of amazing growth the company is having. I can only sell to people in Canada but I can sign up distributors in Canada, the US and even Australia.

Here’s where to go to join my group >>
Boss Mom Lips Facebook Group

Talk soon,

xo ♥ Angela Wills


http://LaptopLifestyleBusiness.Club

p.s. The club challenge, Small Wins, Big Business, starts on Monday so if you’re not in the club yet why the heck not?! Now is a GREAT time to join us.
Details on the challenge and to sign up are here.

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