What's It About…
I’ve been so darn antsy to share this interview that I did – you’re in for such a treat this week!
Honestly, there aren't many more satisfying things in life for me than to see some of my students succeed, and that’s what I get to share with you today.
So, who is it?!
Drum roll pleaseeeeeee.
If you haven’t already come across her in the Facebook Group or somewhere else on the interwebs, then you’ve been missing out.
This interview is with Megan Pyrah, owner of Salted Avenue, and we go into so many topics that I think a lot of female entrepreneurs deal with and have to overcome to be successful.
Salted Avenue wasn’t always the direction she was going – she dabbled in blogging, social media, and a bunch of other things as the internet and online business evolved.
In the beginning, she was just trying all these different things, and although she wasn't having major success, she was definitely generating some side income.
Then one summer her kids came running up to her with the classic idea of starting a lemonade stand.
To say the least, she wasn't feeling it.
To convince her kids to kick the idea to the curb of doing one of those dreaded lemonade stands, she presented them with a new opportunity – take things online instead. So, they did just that, and to her kid’s surprise, they made a few hundred bucks online versus the – maybe – $10 they would’ve made sitting all weekend on the corner trying to peddle lemonade.
Opportunity, hope, and possibility presented itself after this first round of success. It wasn’t a pie in the sky idea anymore – they’d proven it worked and that people, who they didn’t even know, would pull out their credit cards and give them money.
That first sale is something magical.
Her boys were finding products, launching them, packing orders, and earning money!
Their online business quickly moved past that first sale, then past the tenth, and it didn’t slow down.
Megan didn’t stop there though, she was able to build her online business to 6-figures in revenue in 7-months!
Yea, you read that right – in just over half a year she had built a cash-generating machine!
Of course, this is amazing but as mom entrepreneurs, we have other things that we must overcome outside of just the business challenges.
For so many moms that are trying their best to start an online business and create a better life for their family, there comes a time when they can begin to resent the business that they once craved so much to start.
This is mom-guilt.
If this is what you are feeling or have felt, then Megan’s advice is to…
“Bring them along with you, explain the things you are doing, and they will learn and understand better”
“Bring them along” – I love it.
This is exactly what I did with my girls as well – and it helps soo much!
Towards the end of this interview, we go into some of her first products, how she picked them, and why she thinks you need to keep putting out more products.
If you want to learn about that and Megan’s journey to a 6-figure business with her family, then you’ll want to click play above or find your favorite app here.
- The start: Blogging, social media, physical products, digital marketing… ([2:50])
- One summer, Megan’s two youngest boys wanted to do a lemonade stand ([4:13])
- A year into her family biz, she saw an ad for my webinar and signed up… ([5:06])
- Her sons found products, launched them, packed orders, and earned ([7:07])
- Diving more into my course, the family listened to what I taught them ([8:36])
- Being consistent over and over again, no matter what month it is ([13:02])
- “Don't let your family be the excuse for not going for your dreams” ([14:01])
- Her “why” is big enough in what her business goals are ([15:03])
- Journaling and figuring out where she needs to spend her time that day… ([15:44])
- Megan shares her goals with her family members; they inspire each other ([17:01])
- About mom guilt: “Bring them along with you; explain what you're doing” ([22:07])
- “The more products you put out, the less scary it gets” ([25:44])
Find out if a business is right for you, at https://www.alisonjprince.com/quiz
Megan's shop: https://SaltedAvenue.com (Discount Code: ALISON50)
- Episode 15by -akoboe from United States
Loved this episode and how broken down and step by step the details were. Question for you: How do you decide on a business name and shop for an e-commerce store if you don’t have a niche? Or do you only recommend opening a store for those who do? In the beginning, you sold a lot of random things that didn’t relate to each other, so did you use third party selling websites to sell or did you start your own store and how do you do that without a specific product or niche?
- Excellentby B-Rex1 from United States
Alison continues to offer great teaching moments with love and enthusiasm!!
- Yes, BECAUSE WE CAN!by twimoonlight from United States
I love your passion and love for this business. I love that you have worked so hard to give us such an awesome mentor, business Opportunity guidance, tools, and a Facebook group that we all can draw from and count on. Thank You!!!
- Amazing!by Lissy Eubank from United States
Alison (and her course) is amazing!!! Listen, learn and apply! You won’t regret it!!
- The best!by Polarbe88 from United States
Alison knows her stuff!! I love listening to her!!
- Love this Podcast!by newmama4 from United States
I loved learning from Alison & Dave and can’t wait to check out the show notes! Sara & I started Stylingsamy.com thanks to Alison’s Because I Can Clan, we are still in the beginning, but I sense big things to come and wouldn’t be where we are right now without you Alison!! XOXO!
- Episode 10 - LOVED IT!!!by drewtheclue from United States
I have liked and learned a bunch from all of Alison’s episodes as well as from her YouTube channel and her courses. I really really enjoyed Episode 10 though - so many great quotables & gold nuggets were shared...I saved it and will take notes when I listen again!!!
- Alison knows E-Commerceby Lwisdom69 from United States
Seriously I wasn’t into podcast, Meh- But once I heard this “Because I can Life” with Alison J Prince, she’s Amazing in every way!!! She shows you what she is doing & walks you through her process. She is so transparent in every way. She shows us how to kick Fear in the teeth! She’s my go to momma bear!! I love this podcast- Your Truly, Lillian Wisdom
- Alison knows her stuff! This works!by c_beckstrand from United States
I have followed Alison’s journey for the past few years and never met anyone who is so willing to share what she knows to help others. There are so many golden nuggets from these podcasts that you can take and apply to your own business. She is the real deal!! Following her strategy, I now have a business of my own that is THRIVING because of the plan that she has laid out. She is changing lives!! Listen to this podcast- you won’t regret it!
- Alison Is The Real Dealby awishandakiss from United States
Have you ever watched fresh water pour out of a spring? That is what Alison is like. She shares and teaches so much good, over flowing with the very best! Love this podcast! Thank you Alison for wanting and giving the steps to success, for those that you teach. -Melinda L.
- Truly An Inspiration!by Alohalovelife from United States
Alison, I am LOVING your podcast!!! You are crushing it! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for stepping out there to share your story! You have helped me transform my mindset and my life! xoxo Michon
- Awesome!by SACP12 from United States
Love listening to Alison. She is inspiring and gets it. It’s making me move forward and giving confidence in doing so. Kick fear in the teeth.
- Thank you!by Gkeith88 from United States
Loving it all. Thank you for coming out from behind the scenes and sharing your real life. We all benefit from your knowledge and the joy you bring.
- Alison knows what she is talking aboutby J0di8 from United States
Alison gives such awesome advice on starting and growing a business even kids can do it! That's awesome!
- Right to my soul.by LiviaLight from United States
Alison is genuine, sincere, and has a passion and a fire that gets right to my heart. She has a great desire to help others and shares important content. Her energy and light can help you see possibilities for yourself that you never imagined. We are all humans on this journey of growth. Invite Alison to be part of your journey and you won’t regret it.
- Don’t miss out!by P. Cram from United States
This Is your chance to learn from one of the masters of e-commerce. Alison’s style of savvy business advice in an easy to understand and implement format will take your business to the next level! If you’ve ever thought about starting your own online business the first step is Alison’s program. Trust me, this is the road map to success you’ve been looking for!
- Alison Prince is great!by Shanda2005 from United States
Alison Prince gives great advice about how to run an online business. This is a great podcast. A must listen for entrepreneurs!
- An entrepreneur who GETS IT!!!by AshleyJohnston from United States
This girl just gets it. She understands doubt, she has lived hard days, she knows what it’s like to start from zero.....and then climb out of that crap. I think what I appreciate the most, is that she genuinely enjoys helping others find success. Truly a gift.
- Motivating and Inspiringby Lisa fruit pop princess from United States
Alison is great at motivating and inspiring! She has so much great info that she shares! You definitely need to listen to this if you've ever thought of becoming an entrepreneur!
- Pushing forward with Alisonby Gyetvaimom from United States
What a great podcast with such great information on how to build my very own e-commerce business! Alison is relatable, knowledgeable, and very inspiring. I enjoy these episodes while driving my kids to their activities, while making dinner, or while getting ready. Listening to ALISON motivates me to push forward in my new business.
- A dreamer/doers podcast heaven!by ReesieO from United States
Alison is so upbeat, so knowledgeable, and so passionate about what she does! This podcast shows all of that! If you don’t know where to start - START HERE! The information is GOLD! You’re in the right place and this girl will give you wings! Seriously, even if you’re just having a down day - Alison will lift you up and help you believe in your dreams again!
- Great Stuff!by AKP419 from United States
My husband and I are part of Alison’s Clan and we are so excited to have all this extra great info in podcast form!
- A must for all entrepreneursby heidilynn82 from United States
Love Alison’s Enthusiasm and passion for sharing her knowledge about all things business! It’s a must listen.
- Love Alisonby EricaWoodbury from United States
I absolutely loooooove Alison and her emery is so contagious! ❤️
- Hopeful:)by Polka. Lover from United States
So far I’m really excited about this podcast....and hoping it doesn’t all lead to what so many other podcasts I’ve listened to have, which is “I’ll tell you just enough to get you excited and start to believe you can do it, but to really start to change your life it’s time to pay for the membership/course and if you can’t afford it that’s just an excuse”. I’ve become a bit of a pessimist in the self-improvement journey while trying so hard to get started but not having much cash to do so. I’m that mom stuck living credit card payment to credit card payment which doesn’t exactly leave money to get started. I’m hoping this podcast is what I’ve been searching for to guide me on how to finally get something going that will bring hope and real change for my future. I love Allison and I have faith that she’s who can help me change my life!♥️
- LOVE HER!!!by IChooseYouCo from United States
Alison is AWESOME! She knows her stuff and is so generous in giving and teaching others. I am so glad I found her to help me along this journey of e commerce.
- Fab!by vbl<3 from United States
I’m new to podcasts, but wow...what a fabulous cast! I’m a fan and will be continuing to listen!
- So much help and valuable information!!by ealshfs from United States
We love Alison!! She gives such valuable information on how to run your online business. Through this podcast she will help you, inspire you, and encourage you. Through following her course my husband and I have sold over 15K so far in one of our businesses and are headed towards the 10k mark with our second business. Thank you Alison!!
- LOVE the heart and deep dive!by XefishX from United States
Thank you so much for the useful information and VALUE in these episodes- I’m totally hooked!
- Love Alison Princeby irsaguar from United States
Thank you for this amazing podcast. I cannot get enough of Alison and her amazing knowledge of E commerce, marketing and selling online she is awesome!!!
- Because I can!by shesgotdetermination from United States
Alison is a great mentor! She has a great amount of enthusiasm and determination towards her businesses. She really tries to motivate the clanners and get us excited about our businesses. I’ve learned a lot from the FB group! There’s so much information there. Thank you everyone for supporting each other!
- So worth listening to!by Orpheus Phunk from United States
Alison KNOWS what she’s talking about. She teaches from the knowledge of having taken the steps herself, to launch and scale profitable businesses. This podcast inspires you to stop making excuses and get to work building your own business. I love it!
- Inspirationby JLDiaz10x from United States
Alison is such an inspiration! She’s a real life woman who you can relate to! Love listening to her!!
- You Need to Listen to This!by Brookie Jane Boutique from United States
Listen to the Because I Can Life podcast if you want to be successful. Alison shares the “secrets” of making your business work. By the end of episode two, I knew the approach I needed to take in my new business to help my products sell themselves. Thanks Alison!
- Listen! You’ll love it!by llc732 from United States
Alison is amazing! She encourages you, helps you, and strengthens your resolve to do more, do better!
- Thank you!!by jesygirl from United States
Thank you for sharing all of your knowledge and excitement! It is contagious. I am glad you finally came out with a podcast.
- Mind Blown!by LuluAndHarley from United States
Wow! So amazing!!! I love these podcasts because as I listen to them I feel as if Alison is speaking directly to me. It’s like she’s in my brain and truly understands what I’m going through with my business- then helps me continue to the next step! Her voice is cheerful, yet calming and she is full of reassurance- I think she believes in me more than I believe in myself at this point!!!:)
- Amazing informationby kdirk25 from United States
These podcasts have amazing information to help you with your business!! They are insightful, and a must for anyone who wants to sell anything including you Mr. Eskimo who I will sell ice to... because Allison tells you how.
- Inspirationalby DoeRaeMegan from United States
Alison is the one who has inspired me to start something of my own. Her guidance makes magic happen! Only good things come from Alison!!!
- Wonderfulby stacemt from United States
Allison and her business strategy have had my attention for awhile now. I am thrilled to be able to listen and apply her wisdom from these podcasts.
- So inspiring!by raeggett from United States
I love all that I have learned from Alison and her amazing way of leading and teaching so many of us to create our own businesses!
- Inspirating and Motivatingby Jgb9 from United States
Alison is the real deal! She is all of us.... where we have all been and truly wants to help us succeed. She shares so much wisdom and knowledge and has blessed many lives!
- Great Infoby Tam4040 from United States
I appreciate the information that Alison is providing as she teaches us how to overcome fear and self doubt while encouraging how we CAN have the lives we want!
- Femmepreneurby Suncreature from United States
Allison is so inspiring. She is so supportive and gives us so many tools to help us reach our goals. She is the ultimate #Femmepreneur. She is empowered and wants all of us to feel empowered as well. “Because I can” is such an empowering statement that can lead us to success. I feel so blessed to have found her course and podcast.
- So inspirational and motivating!!by jayveetally from United States
This was such a motivating podcast! The priceless information she spills about how to be successful selling online is interesting and exciting. I can’t wait to hear more!!
- Keep the podcasts coming!by SHefel87 from United States
Alison has such an enthusiastic outlook and so much knowledge to share regarding business ventures. Have thoroughly enjoyed the first few ‘Because I Can’ podcasts. I look forward to listening to her future episodes.
- I can? Yes, I can!by Too hard to review from United States
Allison does a great job of punching a hole in all of your excuses for why you can’t do this. She’s a down-to-earth cheerleader for everyone. Great podcast.
- Obsessed!by Hidequa from United States
Holy cow- Alison I can feel your energy through my phone as I listened to your podcasts today! I’ve just recently stumbled across your Instagram and even two weeks ago watched a webinar by you as well. I can not tell you how much I feel like you are talking to me, yet I feel myself hearing you, as if I am the one talking. I have felt for a long time that I have something bigger than me I need to do to help people but like the lady in your podcast with the epi-pen, I’m kinda closer to that side of things right now. BUT I feel like I am on my way and I hear your passion for helping people. I can’t wait to listen to more of your podcasts and see where this will take me in the future. Thank you for sharing your loving heart with others.
- Get inspired!by DistinctlyDawning from United States
Alison is so inspiring, knowledgeable and encouraging! She’s been there, done that and continues doing so which allows her to provide real time helps for your business. You can’t resist but to feel uplifted and ready to go after your dreams after listening to her!
- Thank youby clanner90 from United States
I appreciate your passion and for sharing
- The Real Dealby momof5forlife from United States
This girl right here is why I am still building my online business. Thank you so much Alison for the encouragement and great teaching tips! Love it!
- Fairly new to podcastsby simplyLudic from United States
I have listened to one other before and enjoyed it. I am looking forward to Allison’s as she has so much good stuff to share. Thanks Allison for doing this.
- Thanksby DeVonya M from United States
Alison thanks for sharing you and your thoughts and ideas!! I have made changes in my life thanks to you!!!
- Inspiring & Amazingby DoohikeyDesigns from United States
Alison is the real deal! She’s real as she inspires you to reach your best life. She gives you glimpses into how she has made multi dollar million businesses. Alison was called to serve others to help others reach the dreams we have always wanted to achieve. She inspires to help us Rise Up to what God wants us to become! It just keeps getting better and better!
- Awesome!by SACP12 from United States
She is such an awesome coach. It will open up doors you never thought you could go through!
- Great informationby ACP2545 from United States
Alison is so inspiring and gives such great info
- The Best Podcast!!by Micah Hyde from United States
I have been starting up my own business and this podcast has given me so much motivation to finally get everything done!!! I started thinking up tagalongites.com about 2 years ago and my dream is finally a reality !! Thanks Allison for all the motivation!
- Love it!by Shanluvsry from United States
Love her story, love her driver, love her willingness to share! This lady ROCKS!
- Because I can is the best podcast out there!by GmaSheriE from United States
Alison and her team are inspiring and changing lives! Join the clan! Because you can!!
- Love this!by kcraven683 from United States
Alison you are awesome, way to go! And thank you for this!
- You are amazingby StazzyLynn from United States
You are an inspiration. Truly talented.
- Positivityby sophster78 from United States
If you want to feel good and get excited listen to Alison. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she is just always happy.
- The best podcast!by Bloodbath000 from United States
She is the most honest, intelligent business woman out there. Love listening to her!
- Inspiringby Snyder,A from United States
I love how down to earth and real Alison is. Motivating podcast!
- So encouragingby lovesstraberries4 from United States
Alison always has relevant content and always so encouraging.
- Inspirational and Real!by Greenski Beanski from United States
I love listening to Alison because she shares from her heart! You can hear the passion in her voice and how much she loves what she’s doing. I’m excited to be able to listen to her marketing wisdom so I can put it in place in my business. Thank you for being real! Thank you for putting yourself out there and kicking fear in the teeth so I can learn to do the same!
- Treasure Trove of Expert Goodnessby linescrew from United States
If you're looking to learn about building a successful online business, following your passion, and drive from a real person who practices what she preaches, this is the place! Alison is passionate about others successes- you can hear it in her voice. Against her norm of staying out of the spotlight and working behind the scenes Alison pushed past her fears of putting her face out there to follow her inner drive to teach others how she has been uber successful in several online businesses. She is still active in maintaining several online businesses and has taught me (and thousands more) how to build our own businesses. She is unselfish and wants success for all (and teaches how to do it without going into debt!). She gives so much to help others build their own dreams. Alison is the first mentor that I have found that doesn't hold back in sharing each piece to the complicated puzzle of successful business practices from idea to distribution to customer care. She doesn't promise magical overnight success- but gives you the keys you need and reminds you that your success depends on your dedication and hard work. I can't wait to see what her future episodes bring. Thanks Alison, for overdelivering yet again.
- She’s Changing Lives!by TaraGlutting from United States
Alison gives all her time and energy toward teaching people like you and me how to start a business and make all your dreams come true! This podcast is inspiring!
- The Real Dealby CecOlpin from United States
Alison is down to earth and relatable yet also extremely knowledgeable and savvy in her approach to business. You will enjoy and come away feeling empowered after listening to her amazing wisdom!
- Real deal!!!!by AnnieBoz from United States
Alison is the real deal and super legit. She knows her stuff and has helped me reach my goals plus more on many occasions. She is sincere and truly wants to help others and loves to see them grow. She is very motivating and she continues to inspire me in my life and with my business goals.
- Love love love Allison!!by BreakingYarn from United States
I was so happy to see Allison put out a podcast! She’s a huge inspiration and I admire her and her business sense! Already loving all the episodes!
- Alison is Thee Female Entrepreneur To Follow!by JaimeCross77 from United States
She’s been around the block, built a family and multiple, multimillion dollar businesses - what’s not to love about this HERo! Alison speaks from her heart and years of proven results. Would not be without this podcast in my back pocket.
- Info needs to be consistentby joness59 from United States
I missed that you mentioned the link to your bundle at the beginning of the podcast. At the end you mentioned the site is becauseicanlife.com/bundle. This is an invalid URL. I spent time trying to figure out the link until I saw it posted in the notes of your podcast. My feedback is to make sure the info you provide is consistent. Other than that it was a real good podcast. Hope this was helpful. Stephen Jones (your old Boise neighbor)
- I LOVE MY MOM❤️❤️by bridges!! from United States
WOOT WOOT!!!!!! Gooooooooooooo MOM YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- She’s the coolest little buddyby Emmaisbeast from United States
She’s really cool and everybody should and will Love her and this was the most spectacular thing in the whole universe because she is an angel
- 5 starzby camila_hernandez from United States
she is so awesome and i love this podcast so much!!!!
- AMAZING!!!by Dad in church from United States
Seriously love you!
- Best Podcast!by Thesimpsoncrew3 from United States
Alison is so encouraging and a wealth of information! Real, Genuine and Relatable! So thankful she took the leap as she has paved a way for us to do the same!!!
- Stop whatever you are doing and subscribeby 534426783 from United States
Seriously, if you are looking for a heart-centered coach who is going to break it down for you and hold your hand to the online marketplace, this is your leader. Follow her. Do what she says. Listen to everything she says. Take notes. Take action. Rinse and repeat. So happy this podcast has been born!!!
- Wow! So powerful!by BevSchweig from United States
I am loving Alison’s podcast! She is so down to earth and honest! You can hear the passion she has for helping others in her voice! She has over delivered once again. Can’t wait to hear more!
- Inspired!by Jen 850 from United States
Alison’s enthusiasm is infectious! I want to get started right now!
- Love!!!by Beastajt from United States
I have been a huge fan of Alison for years now! So excited she has launched a podcast!
- Thank You Alison!by Savjack28 from United States
So glad Alison is now doing a podcast. Very inspiring!
- Because I can! Love,Love, Love!by Mysterious____ from United States
This podcast is really great! Alison is such an inspiration!
- So inspiring!by Heather of come home from United States
Thank you Alison! You always know just what to say to help me get out of my way. I’m for sure going to start recognizing those fake negative thoughts and turn them around. ❤️
- Finally!!by shellcoates from United States
It’s about time Alison made a podcast!! I’ve been waiting! She is a professional business mastermind, yet so relatable as a mother and woman. Go Alison!!!
- The Because I can Life Podcastby My Beautiful Child And Me from United States
Alison is the real deal. She doesn’t just preach and leave us on our own. Alison works her online business right along with us and teaches from her own experiences. She shares the highs and lows and gives us the tools we need to succeed. She is kind and welcoming and supports us even when we feel we are failing. The community she has created for us to find like minded people who want to make a difference is the best group I have ever been a part of. I love that she is always up dating her course that we have life long access. The fact that she takes the time to do FB lives a few times a week where she is open to all our questions is remarkable. I am grateful I found her. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or a seasoned business owner, Alison offer something for all of us. Connie Leonard
- Real and Inspiringby lastev from United States
Alison delivers relevant content that works. Most importantly, she is your biggest cheerleader and keeps you motivated to work hard and kick fear!
- An inspirational podcastby Dude202 from United States
I love listening to podcasts to inspire myself in my business growth. An enjoyable and helpful podcast!
- BEST COACH EVER!!!by Oak&Willow from United States
If you are looking to start your own e-commerce business, you will be hard pressed to find a more honest, passionate, caring person than Alison. She puts it all out there for you to see how to be successful. This podcast is going to change lives!
- All Entrepreneurs Must Hear Thisby seesnow99 from United States
I’ve been following Alison for a while now. I bought into her 0-100K system. My store is up & running thanks to her & a lot of hard work. If you want to have an e-commerce business & have the best support team ever, look no further. I’ve done tons of webinars & online research. Nothing compares to what I have learned from Alison. Her online Facebook group is nothing short of phenomenal. You can post your struggle & ask for help. Five hours later, you come back to loads of encouraging posts from fellow “clanners” who have been there & they’re offering helpful advice. I have been in her course since May 2018 & have watched her course get better & better. That’s because she’s constantly adding to it. The best part about all of this is that Alison is genuine. She really wants to see her students succeed. This podcast is just another way to encourage us & all of you at the same time. I’ve met her in person more than once & her sincerity is more than evident. Sit back & enjoy the podcast! Better yet, take that jump & come join us in the Because I Can Clan!
- Yes I can!!by A. Nieto from United States
Yes!! Loving the podcast! Real and raw reminding us all that we all start somewhere and we can each be successful.
- So. Much. Info.by An Interpreter from United States
I've learned so much about being an entrepreneur from Alison. Her teachings have changed my thinking, my shopping, and my future. I'm so happy she now has a podcast!!
- Yessssss!by ryanhelms from United States
Thank you Allison for sharing all your knowledge with us!
- Amazing!by sarakappas from United States
Alison is always so fun to listen to and as usual, is giving us amazing content that can really change your life!
- So true and authentic!by Daxy111 from United States
Alison is seriously the best and most talented business mom I've learned from! You rock!!
- Perfect Morning Pick Me Up!by Arichards130 from United States
This podcast is the perfect morning pick me up to kick my behind in gear and get motivated to live my best life everyday! I’m still in the beginning stages of my journey, but I’ve seen, heard and felt the real life stories of Alison’s students who continually inspire, support and encourage me to keep walking my walk and doing the work to realize my goals! Like Alison said, usually the best place to start is the beginning, so just jump in!
- Lucky us!by Wild Azalea from United States
Alison’s passion for helping others comes through loud and clear. I have already learned so much from her and look forward to future podcasts.
- So motivating!by LexHemming from United States
I’m loving this podcast. I feel like I CAN do whatever I put my mind to. It’s so nice to have such a positive, motivational, sincere example of what you can do when you trust yourself and step out of your comfort zone. Can’t wait for more episodes.
- INCREDIBLE!!by Dragonmaster191 from United States
Seriously Alison is just INCREDIBLE!!! She is such a huge inspiration! She is so honest and real and you know she honestly truly cares about helping others succeed!!! I know she loves celebrating us when we learn from her and take steps to change our lives for the better....Because I Can!!!!! Thank you!!!!!
- My new favorite podcast!by JBest4 from United States
I’m loving Alison’s podcast! She has been so successful in her businesses and to have the privilege to learn from her is incredibly valuable. I could listen to her all day because she is so genuine and relatable. Her passion for helping others really shines through too.
- Awesome content!!!!!by dtorell from United States
She is so inspiring and has made the mistakes so we don’t have to. Thanks for your drive to help others help others
- Amazingby Sarah Because I Can from Canada
I was never one to listen to podcasts. But now I am hooked! Alison is brilliant I am learning and continue to learn from her. She knows the e-commerce business inside and out implement what she teaches it’s amazing! I am definitely enjoying the journey of the Because I Can Life.
- Like Rachel Hollis...but betterby Erin_Verb7 from United States
Alison is inspiring and makes you believe in yourself, but she doesn’t stop with the warm fuzzies. She takes you by the hand and shows you how to turn your money making dream into reality with action steps designed to help you create your own success, not just dream about it.
- Your Millionaire Best Friendby VinaHowell from United States
Alison’s podcast feels like an invigorating conversation with a best friend. If you’re interested in a life of “more”, learning marketing and e-commerce, and hearing someone whose persistence and authenticity is unmatched, this is the podcast for you.
- Awesome sauce!by Coolcv1998 from United States
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Alison shares so much goodness in this podcast! If you want tangible tips to take your biz to the next level and get inspired at the the same time, listen in!
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I love that she’s not only shelling out entrepreneur inspiration, she’s giving out real step by step advise for moving forward with business goals!!
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Love all the free advice Alison!
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I’m such a fan of Alison. Her podcast didn’t disappoint!
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Love Alison J. Prince! Can’t wait to learn more from her in this amazing podcast!!
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Ready to soak up more info from this lady and her amazing family. Gives great practical tips for growing an online business! And...I just love that her whole family is involved!
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When you are feeling like a failure, you need Alison to cheer you on and to keep you going. She’s always reminding you that you were made for more.
- From a Dads POVby StartupDadHQ.com from United States
So happy Alison has launched this podcast. So refreshing to find parent entrepreneurs who are crushing it in business but at the same time being REAL, TRANSPARENT, and VULNERABLE about what it's really like to build a business with a family (without sacrificing the family)! So many families out there are struggling working 9-5 or more and still unable to provide for their families. Alison's journey is a tremendous inpiration that it doesn't have to be like that and as a Entrepeneur myself I'm looking forward to some solid advice and tips through this podcast. Thank you Alison!!
- Left me wanting more!!!by kristin.sparks from United States
Alison I love your passion for helping others succeed, it comes through loud and clear. Can’t wait for the next one.
- Excitingby Queen Bee of three from United States
I’m excited to see how this podcast evolves! We all need a pep talk now and then but I can’t wait until Alison digs in to some more juicy details for those of us already working the program. And I would love to hear interviews with successful fellow clambers. Thanks again!
- Get Into This Community!by MindYourMomentum from United States
You will never find a more supportive community anywhere else online than in Alison’s Because I Can Clan. Beginner? Everyone’s cheering for you to succeed. Intermediate? Everyone’s cheering for your continued success. Advanced? Everyone’s still lifting you higher. No matter your level, you’ll learn something new every week, if not every day. So excited to now have a podcast to listen to on my daily walks! #becauseican #becauseicanclan
- Most Caring Coach❣️by 23569 from United States
Alison is the best inspiring coach to help people start their own online businesses. If you have a dream to do this, know that Alison can help, inspire, encourage, and nicely kick you in the butt if that’s what you need! You can do it with her help and with the help of her team, which includes her husband Jared and her children who themselves made $100k in less than a year. Legit legit legit! You can live the Because I Can life!
- Life changing!by rubyandedie from United States
Alison knows her stuff when it comes to e-commerce. If you have ever wanted to start your own business she is the lady to follow!! Not only that but she helps you build confidence and belief in yourself!! Seriously listen to what she says!
- So Grateful!by Brosky1213 from United States
Alison is such an inspiration!
- Love Alison’s authenticityby Sawshee from United States
Alison has a great way of sharing her passions as if she is already your best friend. She’s is truly authentic and wants to bring value to as many lives as she can. I’m loving this already! Keep them coming!!!
- Beca Millerby Beca Miller from United States
“Because I am not going to settle!” Alison is full of gold! I strongly recommend listening to her podcasts and learn how you don’t have to settle and can reach your dreams.
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Alison is so inspiring and informative! We were so moved by her story of creating her business and changing her families future that we’ve got our kids listening too! Love it
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Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey Alison has the message you need. ❤️
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Having your own business can feel like you are all alone. Alison and her program make me feel like I have a personal coach and cheerleader. Can’t wait to see how far I can go...because I can!!!
- Alison is the expertby Mm1982us from United States
Alison isn’t just the expert, she is a mom entrepreneur and knows real life experiences and feelings and helps you overcome yourself and get out there! Excited you finally have a podcast!
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This is will help anyone no matter where they are in trying to run their life and business.
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This podcast talks about the real life of a success entrepreneur, Alison Prince, and other like it. She tells you how to run a business and have a life too. She’s down to earth, tell it like it is presence, is exactly what people want to hear. She’s honest, open and funny. Take a listen, and you won’t regret it.
- Speaks from the heartby Lisa Dinsmore from United States
Alison has a great knowledge of business and shares that with us. She truly cares and wants other to succeed just like she has. I’m so excited to continue learning from her as she shares her knowledge.
- I’m learning new thingsby Trippy6911 from United States
My garage is full of stuff that I can sell, I had no idea where to start. My cousin recommended I listen to Alison and truth be told I’m beginning to have an idea on how to get my business going. I truly recommend listen to her or even watching her YouTube videos.
- Authenticityby Samantha Richardson from United States
She’s the real deal and no Bs, her passion to help others shows in everything she does. I love following/listening/ watching Alison because shes knowledgeable and is taking you through her experience! I’m soooooo excited for a podcast! Can’t wait to hear what more I can learn from this woman!
- Thank you, Alison!by stacyj:) from United States
Thank you for your words today! Very inspiring to me! Can’t wait for the next!
- The best!!by Lacegan from United States
Alison knows her stuff in the e-commerce world and is so great at showing others the path to success too!
- This is the best person & podcast to learn E-Commerceby Viciousinc from Canada
Alison is hands down one of the best people on the planet to learn e-commerce from. Not only has she successfully gone through the process and failed forward along the way, she also shares everything and does it with such genuine grace and humility. It’s hard to find people that walk the walk and do it in a way that lifts up the people around them. This is that person. Listen and more importantly apply everything she says. Thank you Alison!!
- Life Changingby N Family from United States
Alison is an expert in her field. If you want to change your financial future this is the podcast for you!
- Real Dealby Mashie422 from United States
She is so authentic and her messages are heartfelt and real. So glad to finally have a podcast from Alison!!
- Got my wheels spinningby iRunOnEmpty from United States
Alison has a way of getting you to not only think about your goals and your dreams, but Act on your goals and your Dreams. I’m ready for that Because I Can Life!
- Alison Prince WALKS THE WALK Like No Other Person I Knowby Supreme Dragon Slayer 69 from United States
Full Disclosure. I met Alison and her amazing family just a few years ago and in that time I have witnessed an incredibly humble person step into even more of her greatness. This is someone who chases Impact over Significance in everything she does. In a world where most “big marketing gurus” who just yell louder to be heard and rely mostly on manufacturing celebrity to become a house hold name... Alison has been actually walking the walk for decades. She is family focused. She is heart centered. But make no mistake. She is one of the most BRILLIANT Marketers and Business Builders in the world. She had proven herself time and time again on her multiple businesses in multiple niches. All. From. The. Ground. Up. So yes. I know her. Which makes me qualified to write this review bc if you do have an opportunity to ever meet her in real life, feel good knowing she is the same in real life as she is on this podcast. Dave
- The real dealby Utah PT from United States
If you really want to know what it takes to change your life then you better listen. Alison knows what it takes to start and grow your new online business and love your entrepreneur life.
- So happy Alison finally is releasing a podcast!by Arushi-315 from United States
So ready to listen to all these episodes.
Alison J Prince: 00:00 This podcast interview with Megan Pyrah is absolutely loaded. We talk about so many topics that I think a lot of female entrepreneurs deal with. Like number one, this is, I love it. She talks about how she convinced her family, her kids, instead of doing the dreaded lemonade stand on the corner to actually start an online business and how that resulted in their kids making hundreds of dollars of sales online versus like the $10 that you make on the corner selling lemonade. Right? Then we dig into how she made six figures in seven months, this thing, the thing that helped her to make this her goal. And then, we dive into the mom guilt and we talk about how she can kick that while she is still working. So get ready for this podcast episode because Megan Pyrah is about to blow your mind.
Megan Pyrah: 01:09 Well if we start a family business like that's not harder than a lemonade stand. But those words came flying out of my mouth and I was like, "Hey, that's kind of like a good idea," in a way to really get the whole family involved in making money. And just changing the way our future could run and so we did. We started a family business.
Alison J Prince: 01:39 Hey, Hey, you're listening to the Because I Can live podcast, where we believe we can decide our own income, choose happiness, kick fear in the teeth, and never ever stop. Why? Because we can. I'm your host, Alison J Prince, and I went from being a junior high science teacher to building for online multi-million dollar businesses, with four kids, at my feet. Each week, I'm bringing you real conversations that have led me as well as other experts to step into our dream online business lifestyle so that you can get the answers you need to craft your Because I Can life as well. Take that first step and commit now to your Because I Can life by downloading your free personal bundle at alisonjprince.com/bundle.
Alison J Prince: 02:26 All right. I am so excited. We are bringing Megan Pyrah in today. Megan [inaudible], I am so excited for you to start sharing some of your glorious stories about how e-commerce has changed your life. So Megan, welcome to the show and if you will start, we just tell everybody a little bit about who Megan Pyrah actually is.
Megan Pyrah: 02:50 Sure. So fun to be here. I love talking business. So this is like a really fun part of my day here today to be with you. So years ago I hugged on the blogging train when blogging was new and loved the way to share and then social media came around, but I also loved to create. So I kind of started with some physical products and they were custom for kids, which was really fun to create the first one. But I didn't love recreating it over and over and over again. So then I went to some type of digital product and taught my audience how to create it for themselves. And I was like, yes, I can do the work once and just kind of resell it. And I've just always been someone who loves to learn and explore all the avenues. So as the internet kind of evolved and social media evolved, I kind of was trying all of the things and my kids. One summer we're, I've always loved to be able to be at home and have that flexibility. And so I love to be able to make money at home. I wasn’t doing a lot of making money with blogging, but I was a little bit more with the products I had on the side. I was definitely making money faster. And so one summer my two youngest boys were like, we want to do a lemonade stand. And I was like, Oh, dying inside because I think it's more work on the moms and amen to that. Amen.
Megan Pyrah: 04:29 And not a lot of return for them sitting out there all afternoon. And so instead of being like, well, I think I did let them that day. But then I said, well, if we start a family business like that's not harder than eliminates Dan. But those words came flying out of my mouth and I was like, Hey, that's kind of a good idea in a way to really get the whole family involved in making money and just changing the way our future could run. And so we did, we started a family business, which was super fun. And a year into that I saw an ad for your webinar signed up. We had met briefly years before and I had kind of followed your journey. So I was like, well I know she's a rock star so I want to see what she's doing now. What does she say now? And I ended up where we met, it was 25th street in downtown Ogden at a restaurant and it was so cool because everyone was like Alison princess gear because she doesn't come out for anything. And I was like, meeting girl.
Megan Pyrah: 05:38 I know I stood by, I was just working hard behind my computer screen all the time. Yeah, had no idea. The amazing all of the amazingness that you were doing then. But I knew that you were moving mountains and doing cool things and I was like, I want to know about that. So it ended up the day that I was registered for your webinar ended up being out of dance competition and I couldn't watch it. So I had my two little boys watch it. I said, take notes for me, tell me what you think about this. I got home. How old are they? At the time they were probably an 8 and 13 perfect. Probably eight. About the same age that your girls were old when they did their business itch right about it. So I got home and they said, mom, we have to do this, we have to join Allison's cars. And I was like, okay. And I've never even watched your webinar. I just joined the program to this date. You haven't, I have it.
Megan Pyrah: 06:46 So we joined dived in a little bit because we joined in the fall. So we already had a business running for a year and it was the fourth quarter. So we were trying to do what we could to be able to, you know, maximize those sales. So we dove in a little bit, but we were kind of busy with what we knew to do and what we thought we should be doing. And my little guys were like, well we want to sell products. So they found some and launched them on Black Friday - Cyber Monday weekend. And instead of sitting around watching football games or being out of town or hanging out, like doing all these fun holiday things, they chose to pack orders and they each made a couple of hundred dollars that weekend. But
Alison J Prince: 07:32 Pictures, they're baskets full of overflowing orders.
Megan Pyrah: 07:38 Yes. And they were like, what the heck did we just find out about? This course is amazing, right?! So fun. Like they didn't complain about spending their holiday weekend making money. Right. Smart kids. Smart kids. Oh, amazing. For them. Like, yeah. When we totaled it, my husband was like, are we really supposed to pay all of this to them or did we come? So they kind of blew it. How did the park like we were surprised like how much that they could do,
Alison J Prince: 08:13 You know? It is, it is pretty magical. Okay. We actually took the money that our girls made and we put it into a savings account because if we gave him all that money, they would've bought stuffed animals and gumballs. Right. So I'm sure you stash some of their money
Megan Pyrah: 08:28 Happened, you know, just by the whole dollar store.
Alison J Prince: 08:33 I'll take one of each, please.
Megan Pyrah: 08:36 Absolutely, absolutely. So then we dove into the course more and really listen to those things that you taught and our business went from doing okay, I'm doing fine too. Being like, Oh my, I'm so freaking proud of what we've done and what we've accomplished to the point that we're now well over six figures and it's just so exciting the changes that it's made in our lifestyle and our family culture.
Alison J Prince: 09:11 Okay, so you posted something in our Facebook group the other day that talked about all the excuses that came into your head, all the things that could have stopped you from getting that six figures. Can you talk about some of those and how you are able to say, no, I'm not going to even like get out of my head? What were the things that almost stopped you but you recognized and how did you kick it out?
Megan Pyrah: 09:37 Yeah, absolutely. So we had done six figures before and I was like, I want to do six figures faster because I wanted to push myself a little bit further, see what I could do, implement more of what you have taught us, tweak some more things. But it's so easy to make that six fingers are, you know, in the latter part of the year. Right. Went back to school, comes around everybody's shopping and then it just goes right into the holidays and people are shopping, shopping, shopping, and it's so much easier to make sales. I wanted to do it in the first half of the year. I wanted to do it in seven months. From January to July, I want it to hit over six figures. And then as I thought about it, I was like, okay, right, January, how many people spend a January right after Christmas? Not a lot.
Megan Pyrah: 10:30 So that was like one of the first roadblocks that kind of immediately became in my head. Like, wait, you can't do this January, slow sales, February and okay, March picks up a little bit because you've got Easter, but then you have spring breaks that kind of litter and people are like, Oh no one's buying this week because it's spring break in this part of the country. And then nobody's buying this week because it's spring break in this part of the country. And then Oh everybody's busy in may with graduation. So like only that type of stuff is selling and Oh then it's June, it's summer, everybody's on vacation. So like some things are selling but some things are not. And then, Oh it's 4th of July, everybody's out of town. So like you could do some sells but you can't do great sales. And I was like, I have not going to believe any of that.
Megan Pyrah: 11:23 I am going to say, okay, here's a goal over six figures in seven months and I'm just not going to give in to that belief. People are buying all the months of the year and they're buying all types of things and if it's in one part of the country, it's warm in another and that's are, those are the things that they want, right? People vacation in January and February and people vacation in June and July. Like I was like, no, I'm not going to believe it. I'm going to go for it and I'm going to approve all of these doubts in my head wrong so that I don't have to believe them anymore. And [inaudible] July 1st hit and I was $21,000 down from my goal and I thought, okay, I have July to make $21,000 to hit at least a hundred thousand and I did it and I surpassed the 100,000 buy an extra $12,000 when there's a holiday and everybody's on vacation. And I was like, Oh my gosh, I did it. Had I not even done it. I spent seven months pushing myself every month to get closer. And if I had hit it at down 21,000 I still almost did 100,000 in the quote on quote, hardest months of the year to sell.
Alison J Prince: 12:50 I love what you just said. Like you just proved a huge myth out there that you can't sell during the first half of the year. You totally blew that out of the park gate. Now there's one thing that you are really good at and that has led you to be able to hit six figures. I think this is one of your superhero powers. Do you know the word that I'm talking about? Consistency. I have seen you be consistent over and over and over again no matter what month it is. So let's say it's January, you're still doing the same things. January that you are in October, you're still creating the offers. You're still putting yourself out there. But how do you, how does Megan stay consistent while balancing your life? How many children you have? Two or three. We have five together or we have three at home, so, okay. Okay. Okay. So you're like, you've got a ton going on. How do you stay consistent when life gets in the way?
Megan Pyrah: 14:01 So one thing I do is, one is that your “why” has got to be big enough because your family is always going to be there, right? Don't let your family be the excuse. Have not, have you not going for your own goals and dreams. We as parents aren't the biggest supporters of our kids going for their goals and dreams. But that doesn't mean that we have to put ours fully on the back burner. Maybe you can't go far right now full force. But like just because I run a business doesn't mean that I don't spend quality time with my kids and my family. Like I go for my goals in James and they know what my goals and dreams are and they know the changes that it has brought for our family. I have complete flexibility in what I want to do with my day. If my kid needs me, I can go, I can go pick him up from school.
Megan Pyrah: 15:03 I think go to their performances, right? So for me, my why is big enough in what my business goals are. And that showing my kids, right? Just because I have a family and there are all these things to take care of, doesn't mean that I can't work on my business. I could say, Hey guys, I need 30 minutes to work on my business and then we're going to go out and do this and then let's sit down and do homework. So one is my why is big enough to, I take time for me, it's morning. I've totally go over my goals. I totally look at my vision board. I totally take time to journal and figure out really like where I need to spend my time that day and then I can be consistent in these are the things that need to be done. Is it videos that we'll put out on Instagram today? Am do I have a set day for that? Like there's definitely set days that it's easy to record three or four videos and I post them once a week and I've got a month's worth of content in a half hour. Right. So setting up different systems which you are super good about and you push all the time like set up your systems. Systems are lifesavers. Yes. Yes. So the more consistent I have been, the more success I have seen and so it fuels my desire to want to be consistent.
Alison J Prince: 16:36 Okay. Do you share, Oh I loved how you said your why has to be big enough and how you brought in your family? Do you share your goals with your kids and say, Hey guys, this is my goal. I'm going to get to six figures and we're going to do it in seven months and you keep them up to date and they, in turn, become your cheerleader. Is that something that you involve them with?
Megan Pyrah: 17:01 Oh absolutely. Absolutely. We talk business all the time in a fun way because they ask questions and it's a big part of our family life. Different times of the year, the kids are involved with different things. Now, my littlest guy, he is totally business-minded. His friends were talking the other day and they said, what do you guys want to be when you grow up? And he said, I want to be an entrepreneur, and they were like, what is that? He goes, it's like when you buy a pencil for a dollar and you sell it for $2 and his friends go, why would anybody want to buy a pencil for $2 and he said, mom, they don't have the vision 10 these things are coming out of your mouth. Absolutely. I share my goals with them because it opens their awareness to the types of goals that they can set, the possibilities that are out there for them and why I'm doing what I'm doing during the hours that I do them.
Megan Pyrah: 18:09 Yeah, and fear with family life. We once school started, we kind of set some goals of just kind of personal development goals, what do they want to do and my little guy was like, well I don't want to do not a thousand in sales for him personally. He's like, I want a thousand net, I want a thousand in my bank account and I'm like, great. About a month later he comes to me and he's like, mom, I have a new goal. I'm like, what is it? He's like, I want to be in the two comma club, because I had to explain to him what that was because I had shared at that, at dinner that night that that was my goal. But that's the next one I'm striving for is two comma club. And he's like, what does that mean? So then he said, mom, that's my goal. I want to do $1 million. And I said, I'll race ya. And he's like, it's on you made a competition with your son, 10 years old. We'll see.
Alison J Prince: 19:06 I love it because he's being your cheerleader and you're being his cheerleader. Absolutely. Absolutely. In your family, in his crucial. And then showing your kids like, I'm just not on the computer playing games all day. When we hit goals, this is how we're going to celebrate together as a family. And if you get them in on the goals, they're going to be like, go, mom, go.
Megan Pyrah: 19:28 Yeah. Yeah. And I like to associate what they see me doing physically with the explanation verbally because they can see me on my phone a lot. They can see me on the computer a lot and they can see me like in the office with the people packing and shipping, but they just kind of associate that as work, right? Like mom's at work and I'm like, well okay, I'm, I'm going to be on my phone right now because I am looking up influencers and we've talked about how the influencers help our business and so I'm looking for some and they'll be like, Oh well what are you looking for? And they'll kind of sit there and scroll with me or whatnot. Or Hey, I'm on the computer, why don't you guys come to look at this video that we just had made and kind of give me your feedback on it.
Megan Pyrah: 20:13 And now I got to answer emails because when I do that, this is how it helps the business. So I'm not just like I'm working quote-unquote working, right? Like I explained to them how it's running and because I'm doing this now we're going on a family cruise or now you can go to summer camp and it's so much easier for you to get there. I'm not just working. And spending my time away when I'm verbally connecting the things that they see me do. And like with books, right? You can totally read a book on your phone or you can read a paperback book and they can see like, Oh, I like to learn a lot. I wonder what she's learning about. And they'll ask me and I'll be like, well this one's about how to be a great leader and this ones about ClickFunnels and this one's about creating better habits. And they're like, Oh, okay. I'm like, this helps me in my business and this helps me in my life and this is how we're going to incorporate it. So I think the physical and helping them understand more of it's noxious work,
Alison J Prince: 21:15 I think that is absolutely brilliant. You are taking them step by step on the journey instead of just lumping it into one piece and letting them know, you know, I'm not just scrolling on Instagram. There is a reason that I'm doing this and that's to get to our goal. And the way you articulate that with your kids, it's brilliant. Nice job. We need to, I need to do that more. A lot of times I'm just like, hang on guys, hang on. And I don't want to be known as the hang on mom, hang on, I'm working, hang on, I'm working. But the way that you just broke that apart and you're like, guys, I'm working on my goal and this is how this section is getting us to our family goal. And then the whole dynamic, the whole conversation changes and you just know that. So that was gold. Thank you. So good.
Megan Pyrah: 22:07 I think it helps a lot with the thing that so many women struggle with as the mom guilt, right? Yeah, I have goals. They can have goals, but just bring them along with you, explain the things that you're doing and then they're going to learn and they're going to understand better.
Alison J Prince: 22:24 Agreed. Agreed. Okay. So talk about your very first product, your very first physical product that you sold versus to now, cause I remember my very first physical product, some of them I cringe and I'm like, Oh. And now I've created much better physical products that I'm super proud of. How did you get over the fear of selling your first product and is it good enough? And Oh my gosh, I don't know if the world wants it and things like that. And then do you ever look back on some of your old products and you're like, Oh my goodness, what was I thinking?
Megan Pyrah: 23:06 Old products are like old hairdos. You're like, Oh, I looked so good. And then when you have a more experienced, refined eye years in the future, you're like, wow, wow. So one of our first products together as a family a few years ago was graphic tees. That was kind of where are we decided to start? And we didn't have a lot of money. And so we just went for the cheapest blank tee we could get. Definitely was not the softest,
Alison J Prince: 23:43 The clear ones that you at camp over the summer
Megan Pyrah: 23:47 Wash up the best. Like, I mean we and the graphics and the way that we, you know, had them made and actually the way we had made is like super expensive to compare it to like what we know now and the way that t-shirts can be made and you know, and the different things and, and now like there are so many great blends and there's so many ways to do great graphic tees. And the fun part of where we're at now is doing more of like our custom own products and like working with the manufacturer and that's like totally cool to be able to go through that process. But for us, it was a couple of years before we really found something that we wanted to produce and had a great idea for and whatnot. But the fear of putting yourself out there is absolutely 100% real, right?
Megan Pyrah: 24:39 You're associated with this product and you're not sure if anybody is going to buy it other than maybe your mom or moms, right? Or mom or your neighbor or like your best friend. But we have to kind of take a little bit of ourselves out of it and put value in what you can offer and I love the thought that fear tells you that you are growing. If you're having fear or doubt, then you are moving in the direction of growing because that means you're getting outside of your little comfort zone or your little comfort bubble, which is good because as an entrepreneur you got to learn and you've got to grow and so if you are having those thoughts, congratulations, you are headed in the right direction and you are not alone. We are standing there shoulder to shoulder with you or right ahead of you or right behind you.
Megan Pyrah: 25:44 There are so many entrepreneurs who have been where you are. The easiest thing to do to get rid of that is to try. You have to take action. You have to take action. The more products you put out, the less scary it gets. The more offers you make, the less anticipation and those feelings and doubts. It's not as scary. You still may fail. We do. We have stuff that we do. We can put up stuff and it doesn't sell. So we tweak it and we changed the photos, we changed the price, we change the way that we presented. And I'm like, okay, it's not as scary this time. It's not as scary this time. That will still happen. And that tells me I'm trying something new and I'm growing. So I welcome it a little bit more and I acknowledge it. I'm like, okay, here I am. I'm headed out of my comfort zone and I see you fear and I see you doubt, but that means I'm going to be to get over this and I'm going to be better on the other side because I will have learned and grown and gotten to a new level, our new step on my own journey.
Alison J Prince: 26:54 Oh so many good quotes in there. I'm taking notes on this and writing them all down. By the way. They're really good. They're really good. And I'm what you said too about how it gets easier. Your first few, don't you feel like you're so emotionally wrapped up into it and then as you start to grow, it's more of a numbers. And a service game like does this product serve my people instead of if they don't like my product, they don't like me. No. If they don't like the product and it's not serving them the best and so you're able to pull a little bit of that emotional game out every single time you step forward. So when you're making those offers, you're not emotionally as drained at the end of the day. And the way to do it is the practice over and over what you just said.
Megan Pyrah: 27:42 Right? Action. Consistent actions, right? More offers, more money, more offers, less of the fear, less of the doubt. Action, action, action. Consistent action.
Alison J Prince: 27:55 Amen. Amen to that. Do it. Just do it. Okay. So, Megan, I know you're wearing something. Will you show everybody what it is?
Megan Pyrah: 28:02 I am. I am wearing one of our large initial letter necklaces and we had many ones made which are just so fun and have been a really great seller for us. And I know that's one thing that you teach, like find your top sellers and run with them. And that is exactly what we have done. And that's been a huge part of us seeing faster, quicker, higher success. And what we love about these is they make the best gifts and it's the comments and the reviews and the emails that people send us that they're like, Oh my gosh, we just ordered them for our whole office, you know, for Christmas presents and I, you know, and they put like a cute little note and they're like, please make sure it gets delivered to this address so the secretary doesn't get it because we have one in there for her.
Megan Pyrah: 28:56 Or they say, I just ordered them for all of my bridesmaids. You know, these are the best teacher gifts. And the ones that I love the most are the women that email us and say, I just ordered my husband's initial so that I can wear it close to my heart when he is gone at work all day. And I'm like, Oh my gosh. Like how great it is that we can offer a product that serves people in such a way - like it's a necklace, right? But there's all these great things that come from that, that come from the products that we sell. And I think that that's the key is like you have to think of it as like these aren't just products, right? Like it is just a necklace. But it is that little boy's gift to his teacher. He is so excited to give. It's that mom that loves to wear her kid's name. That is Zander and nobody sells a Z. And she's like, I'm so glad you have the Z cause now I can wear it. You know, and Oh like that. Those are the days that make it worth it. And so we have the large ones and we have many ones and they're so cute stacked and we want to be able to offer your audience a Suleiman. Good deal on them.
Alison J Prince: 30:12 I am so excited about this because I'm going to go get one. I gave one to Mikayla or McKayla wore one when she was speaking on stage and it that's, so to see the M on stage glimmer. It was so fun.
Megan Pyrah: 30:27 See, Oh I love that.
Alison J Prince: 30:29 These are amazing. Absolutely amazing. Okay. So in the show notes, we are going to leave the discount and a link. And Megan do you want to tell him what the discount is? Cause it's not just like 5% off or some little teeny-bop discount. It is a good discount.
Megan Pyrah: 30:47 It's a great discount. We are giving your audience 50% off a large or a many letter necklace. Oh my heck you are going to love them. They come and gold and silver so definitely take advantage of that deal.
Alison J Prince: 31:03 Okay and then will you tell everybody that's listening to the podcast where what that discount is?
Megan Pyrah: 31:09 The discount is Alison 50 a L I S O N five zero
Alison J Prince: 31:17 Sweet stock up on Christmas presents. No, it's not just Christmas presents. I love that you talked about teachers and my favorite thing that you just did right there, Megan, is you have a product, you didn't sell the product. You told the story, you told the story of the power that these necklaces can give people the wife wearing her husband's initial cause he's on at work or has to go on a work trip. Yeah. How does where that trigger cells comes.
Megan Pyrah: 31:49 So I learned that trick from you, not a trick. I learned that tip you and your course and I implemented it and it has exploded our business
Alison J Prince: 32:01 Stories so it's all about a story in the connection. Okay, so you guys have heard Megan's amazing journey from where she started and hitting six and eight years in seven months and I cannot wait for the next few months, fourth quarter to see where you're at and then celebrate that two comma club award with, I have no doubt in my mind like you will get it. You will get it. You are on fire. Thank you for spending this time with us and you guys. Two more things. Where can they find more about you on social?
Megan Pyrah: 32:36 So our shop is SaltedAvenue.com, which is the same on Instagram and Facebook and then they can find a little bit about me personally and sharing a little bit about business and belief on Instagram. (follow her here)
Alison J Prince: 32:57 Perfect. Okay. Now. I have one last question to ask you. This is the hardest, I think it is the hardest question in the world to answer. When you're a kid, you're in the middle of doing your business stuff and you're trying to manage everything and your kids come view and say, mom, what's for dinner? What is your go-to dinner? You're right, life.
Megan Pyrah: 33:21 The dreaded question during the witching hour is what we call it at our house.
Alison J Prince: 33:27 With us. Same with us.
Megan Pyrah: 33:29 Oh dear. Okay. If we don't have something planned, which is another system we try to keep in place because we learned systems from you, but if we don't have something planned, tacos does it go to or soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Alison J Prince: 33:46 That sounds like us too.
Megan Pyrah: 33:47 Or breakfast, which is not my favorite, but we can always whip out pancakes and waffles and eggs for dinner and get us through till the morning.
Alison J Prince: 33:59 I love, I love it. Okay, so you got to hear Megan's story. Now I want you to go experience Megan's brand, so go to Salted Avenue. As I said, links are going to be in the show notes. Get your discount so that you can experience what she's got for you and we'll see you guys next week. That interview was packed with so much goodness. I love that Megan came in and shared all the information with us. Now, if you are wondering if the business is right for you or businesses, right for your family, I've actually got a quiz for you and I'm gonna leave a link in the show notes and you can go take that quiz and find out if a business is actually right for you. So go to that link, click it, take that quiz and I will deliver your results right into your inbox.
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