Whoaa! After my inbox blew up with feedback from episode 17 – when I brought in 7 influencers to tell you what they look for when working with businesses like yours, I knew I had to bring back this style of podcast again. So today’s podcast is focused on YOU again. I thought it would help you out if you could find out what tools some of my top students in the $0-100k System currently use to help them scale past the 6-figure mark. We're talking about the top tools from eight successful online shop owners!
Wouldn’t you love to hear that info?
The tools these eight successful online shop owners use.
Go ahead and break out the pen and paper so you can find out the tools that helped their rubber hit the road all the way to $100K and beyond.
All of these women have built brag-worthy brands while balancing family life. Get ready to hear their tricks and be inspired. These women are absolutely worth listening to.
Katie from New Tradition Crafts
“If you build it, they will come does not apply to e-commerce”
The number one thing Katie says she learned since opening her online store is the importance of understanding and being intentional with traffic.
There are tons of ways to get traffic to your website – Facebook ads, email newsletters, product launches, influencer shoutouts, collaborations with other businesses, going live on social media, or product unboxings.
But instead of trying everything, focus on a single traffic source.
Learn, apply, learn, apply.
When you get good at it, then it’s time to automate it and focus on another channel.
Lidia from Bodoke Kids Boutique
Get a roadmap.
Lidia said a roadmap for starting and growing an online business was one of the most valuable things she leveraged since opening her online business. And although there are a ton of other people with roadmaps for starting an online business, I’m flattered that she said it was the $0-100k roadmap that she used to scale past the 6-figure mark.
Within that roadmap, how to leverage influencers has helped her take the business to a whole new level.
Megan from Salted Avenue
Megan says Instagram Stories is her top tool and there are two powerful ways that she recommends using it.
First, you should be using to tell mini-stories with your audience to deepen the connection and bring them on the inside.
Secondly, you need to get others sharing your business in their Instagram Stories. This will allow you to reach new audiences and the trust factor is already elevated because it’s being shared by someone they know.
Olivia from Starlette Galleria
Like Katie and Lidia above, Olivia says influencers are the #1 thing that helped her scale from $0-100k.
Her advice on finding the perfect influencer to promote your products is simple. Find the influencer that you follow that you’ve purchased something from in the past. This means that others have likely done the same.
Then you have to make an attractive offer to the influencer that makes it an easy “yes” for them.
And when you start getting sales from these the traffic these influencers sent your way, make sure you keep engaging with them. Once they start consuming your Instagram Stories and see you are a real person, they will keep coming back to support your store.
Michon from Ivy & Sage Market
You’re going to start seeing a theme here. Michon also says that influencers, in particular, micro-influencers, were a game-changer in getting their business over the 6-figure mark.
Since she was creating a high-end premium brand, she didn’t just settle for any influencer that would say yes, she did tons of research to locate the ones that matched the look and feel of their brand.
The crazy part about their successful influencer strategy – they haven’t spent a dime outside of the product cost. All they’ve had to do is send free products to their influencers, and they promote the products. #win
If you want a roadmap or insights on how to leverage influencers like several of these awesome ladies, be sure to check out the $0-100k System to learn my 3 secrets for planning, launching, and growing your own successful online shop.
Want to hear the other 3 top tools from successful online store owners?!
Check out this episode of the Because I Can Life podcast by clicking play above!
So excited to have these awesome ladies on:
- Thank you Bev and Alison!by help would be nice! from Canada
Absolutely incredible podcast. Thank you ladies for being real, clear and motivating. So empowering. A true testimonial to “Because I Can!”
- Scaryby irenesq from United States
Yup! Alison is scary...not in a bad way though. Its all in a good way. Why? Well, first of, I think Alison is not only an e-commerce expert but also has a psychic ability. I am only on the fifth episode of her podcast, and listening to it made me think like, “how does she know what I’m thinking?” All the fears and self doubts and negativity. She talks about life experiences that are relatable. Somehow whenever I listen to her, she connects with me like as if she was talking to me. I just love her and really blessed to have found her and be part of her clan. Thank you Alison!
- 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! Wow! Today’s episode in February is amazing! Literally I sell wholesale and know what it takes. But now I’m wanting to really create more retail sales and I have since being in your program! Loved the episode that you did of Puerto Rico and why you moved. I loved how you testified of how God works in our lives and if we trust him we can do anything. Thanks for being a light and a mentor to me. It just keeps getting better and better! Especially today about making offers! Sometimes we don’t always think of the little things it make offers daily to weekly. I know I can amp up my orders and I will be digging deep this week!
- Clear advice to give you confidenceby MintBillyCat from United Kingdom
I love this podcast so much-it is my favourite I’ve found among all the business podcasts. It’s targeted at women who are at home with kids or in a job dreaming of running their own business and making more money. Alison is really relatable, clear and supportive in her advice & delivery and there are tons of good nuggets here for any aspiring or active mumpreneur.
- Inspirationalby Greenwichound from United Kingdom
Some of things that Alison discusses in her podcast are really simple. But sometimes you need it laid out in these terms for it to just go in. And go in it does. Meaning you leave each episode full of confidence and aspiration with a check list of to do’s or things to try out. She shares information bombs that others in her position would never share (fear of giving away their secret sauce) and every step of the way you feel like she’s championing your specific journey. She is golden and this show should be in the library of everyone thinking or currently doing Ecommerce. Keep it up Alison! X
- Fantastic, just Fantasticby 2shopornot from United States
I just went back and caught up on all the podcasts and can I just say I should’ve done this a long time ago! The content is so clear, Alison brings in guests that are so willing to share. Truly an amazing listen. If you haven’t joined Alisons group I strongly recommend that you not wait any longer! Your future is waiting!
- Amazing Content for Entrepreneurs!by galithoc from United States
Alison is very knowledgeable and presents information in a very easy way for newbies. My entire family listens to her every week. She has motivated my two daughters into starting their own business, they are 14 and 11!!!!. Thanks for this podcast, its amazing.
- Very optimistic and useful!by AJM.44 from United States
I find these podcasts useful, filled with good tips backed by her experience. She’s also very optimistic and makes me feel like I can do it! Which is why I want to get started! Ok Alison, this question is for you - I want to start selling online in an effort to fund my college education! Obviously I don’t have a lot of time, and more than that, I don’t know where to start lol! Do I create a Shopify store? Do I start selling on someone else’s site (and whose?!)? Do I do a ClickFunnel thing?!
- Inspiring!by InspiredLifeCrafts from United States
So many helpful tips and positivity. Love listening!
- Great information!by Stellar92677 from United States
I’m learning so much and I love your optimism. thank 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! Wow! Today’s episode in February is amazing! Literally I sell wholesale and know what it takes. But now I’m wanting to really create more retail sales and I have since being in your program! Loved the episode that you did of Puerto Rico and why you moved. I loved how you testified of how God works in our lives and if we trust him we can do anything. Thanks for being a light and a mentor to me.
- Thank You Alison!by Savjack28 from United States
If you want to make real money and get out of the rat race of working for someone else, follow Alison J Prince. You will learn SO much!
- I’m obsessed!by Stormy Hinkle from United States
Alison is as smart as she is relatable. Every podcast episode is full of brilliant nuggets to help you along your entrepreneurial journey. With Alison on my team, I know I will find the courage to go for my big dreams!!
- Beca Millerby Beca Miller from United States
Alison is full of gold! I used to do all the work myself. The minute I took her advice and hired out, my sales started going up!
- Life changing!by Future CEO MR from United States
I bought your course last summer right in the middle of taking graduate courses to increase my salary lane as a teacher. No need to say that the increase in salary has not made any mayor changes. I always had the desire of doing an e-commerce business but did not know how to start. I still have not taken the time that I am supposed to dedicate to the course, however these podcasts had filled me with the courage I need to start doing it. Thank you Alison for your words of wisdom every Tuesday.
- Thank You Alison!by Savjack28 from United States
The best. If you’re serious about wanting to make real money online, you must listen to this podcast.
- Awesome Podcast!!!by Clarisse Gomez from United States
Alison, host of the Because I Can Life podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
- 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! Wow! Today’s episode in February is amazing! Literally I sell wholesale and know what it takes. But now I’m wanting to really create more retail sales and I have since being in your program!
- Thank you!by gigisomar from United States
Allison, I really have so enjoyed your podcasts. Thank you for putting out all of this wonderful information.
- Inspirationalby Missladyamy from United States
Alison.. love having your podcast available to help me keep going. I can listen to it while I do my makeup in the morning and get ready. You inspire my day and give me hope. Thank you. I am already in e commerce but want to take a different route in this area and excited for the new ideas you provide. - Renee @beprosperity
- Wowby M.Murawska from United States
I have been Alison’s student for almost 2 years. I am still learning!!! This pot cast was a piece of information that I was missing! Let’s make $$$$ with influencers! Thank You Alison❤️
- Goldby Brandeerose from United States
I’ve been a Alison fan for over a year! She gives so much great content and she over delivers ‘all the time’! I’ve been following her system and am a happy customer. Her 100k system is THE bomb! I’ve tried so many other courses and she’s the real dill. Lol. Thank you so much Alison for all you do. You’re truly a blessing. Instagram handle @threadsofarmor ❤️
- 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
Alison you are in your element!! You are so easy to listen to. This is as real as it gets. Can’t wait for more episodes. Add this to your list for sure everyone!! Just awesome!
- Inspiring!!by Olga Bella from United States
Alison just makes me want to jump up and cheer. She is so inspiring!
- ✨SO much goodness!by Briestarr from United States
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!
- So good!by Trendytikes from United States
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!!
- So motivational! Love it!by elizathere321 from United States
Love all the free advice Alison!
- Awesome Alison!by Chelli C from United States
I’m such a fan of Alison. Her podcast didn’t disappoint!
- Rockstar!by Christine Michelle James from United States
Looking forward to this! She rocks whatever she touches!
- YESSS!! About time!!!by LINDS100k from United States
Love Alison J. Prince! Can’t wait to learn more from her in this amazing podcast!!
- Ready to learn!by tjshrews from United States
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!
- The best Cheerleader!by KimHenrie from United States
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.
- Just WOW!by Walter Gro from United States
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
- Love love love!by mlci from United States
Wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey Alison has the message you need. ❤️
- Not aloneby melnemlove from United States
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!
- Best everby nyecreate from United States
This is will help anyone no matter where they are in trying to run their life and business.
- A podcast full of awesomenessby JLO52006 from United States
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.
Welcome to today's Because I Can Life Podcast. If you're new to the podcast, welcome. Go grab a Coke, zero maybe a glass water, whatever it is that you drink. If you are a regular listener, I am so excited that you are here because today's podcast, I was listening to you. You told me that you loved the podcast episode or I brought in influencers to talk about what they were looking for when they work with businesses. Like I was blown away with the amount of emails and messages that we got on that podcast episode. If you missed it, make sure you go back and you listen to that episode. So on this podcast I was thinking, how else can I knock your socks off with amazing content. So what I did is I actually went out and asked eight of my top students in the zero to a hundred k system about what their one tool that they use to help them to cross the six-figure mark.
Pretty cool, right? I loved listening to what they had to say. Now you're going to find a theme here. When you listen to these little snippets, it's about two to three minutes per each one. They're all women, they all have families, they all have a business, and they all have a vision, and they are crushing it, and it has been so fun to watch these women in their journey cross their first six-figure, and some of them will be on that six-figure mark as they manage life. So get ready to take notes on today's Because I Can Life Podcast.
Okay. Hey, you are listening to the Because I Can Life 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 four 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 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.
Hello, this is Katie Oliver from New Tradition Crafts. A few months ago, our business did $50,000 in sales in a single day. Pretty amazing for a family-owned business operating out of our garage, right? Want to know the secret? A few days after that record-breaking sales day, we only did 1500 and sales. Same website, same offers, same products. So what was the difference? Traffic on that $50,000 day we were strategically driving traffic using an influencer to a specific group of products on our website. A few days later, it was just organic traffic without any real push from us. One thing I've learned over the last eight years is that in order to hit my business schools, I have to be driving traffic to my website constantly. The mantra, if you build it, they will come, does not apply to e-commerce. Even the most beautiful website with a well-designed logo and an amazing life-changing product will not succeed unless you are intentionally and actively working to bring traffic.
So how do you do that? It could be Facebook ads, email newsletters, product launches through your own social media channels. It can be working with an influencer, collaborating with another business for a giveaway or shout out doing a live video on social media and boxing or showing your product in action. Okay, before you get overwhelmed, let me just say this, you don't need to be doing all of those things all at the same time. In fact, trying to do too many, especially if you are just starting out in business. We'll have, you're running in circles with very little results. Just pick one. Focus on driving traffic through that one channel. Learn all you can and apply it to your business until you see success and then automate it and add another channel. Let's take email lists for example. Go find some of your favorite businesses and sign up for their email lists.
How are they attracting customers to join their list? What are they offering in their newsletters? How did they communicate with you as a customer? Now, take what you've learned and go apply it to your business. Consistency is key though. I'll say it now. You will not see big results after just one or two emails, but as you tweak and experiment and get to know your audience, you will. Making sales is not the only perk of having regular and steady traffic. The more potential customers you get on your site, the more data you have to analyze on the back end of your website. This lets you test anything from products and offers to website design and upsells. Making small changes will then increase your conversion rate as you continue to drive traffic and repeat that cycle day after day, week after week, my friends because you can,
Hey, I'm Lidia. Yeah, girls. I'm a mom wife, an owner of Bodoke kids botique. We're all about establishing comfortable clothes for babies and toddlers. You can find us on Instagram at B. O. D. O. K. E. K. I. D. S. Something that comes to mind when I think of a tool that has given me success in my online business. It's actually an instruction manual. You have a picture of what you want to build and you have all these pieces that you need to put together and you have no idea how have you ever tried to build something on your own? I mean here I, my house is always a two main job. If it's not more. Do you need a step by step process, instructions to follow plus someone that can guide you along the way. Putting into business perspective, it would be a roadmap or guide with all the things you need to show you what products to sell, where to find the products, where to sell, how to sell inventory, social media, email marketing, a bunch of things that you need all together to help you build your business.
But above all learning how to put yourself out there and to stand out from the crowd. Few years ago, I only knew it was possible to start an online business. Amen. If you search the web, you'll find a bunch of businesses that are probably already selling the same thing you want to sell and this could be really overwhelming. That's what my husband and I decided to jump in and follow the because they can roam up, which is the best thing that we could ever done. We found all the tools we need a plus, an amazing community to support us. Now, if I have to pick one top tool from all of what I just mentioned, it would be the power of connections or the power of influencers partnering with other women's and moms in my case has taking our business to the next level. Not only to sell a product, but to build a relationship with them.
They can help you give and share the value of your products, whether audience, which then help you find your ideal customers. It's really amazing to see how this converts into sales and permanent customers. It has made a great impact on our business. Let me tell you that I wasn't much of a social media person when I was starting out. This was a huge thing for me. I needed to learn to be okay to put myself out there and just be me and I actually discovered I was possible to become friends with people that I never met. To build relationship, to build trust, to just come together, collaborate, create offers and help each other grow and succeed. It's amazing.
Hey, Hey, this is Megan from SaltedAvenue.com, where we love to show you how versatile your wardrobe can be. We want getting dressed every day to be fun, so our weekly tips, tricks, and hacks do just that wants to know our most popular hack. Are you ready for it? It's tape. Yes. I said tape, but it's probably not what you think it's for. Be sure to pop into her IGTV and check that one out because it is a game-changer. Now, what is one tool that has given us success? The answer for us, his Instagram stories. Now, this is actually a two part answer. The first part is there is a power in sharing little tiny mini-stories. It's an opportunity to connect, create a motion, sell a product, and so much more. The second part, it's the power of others. Sharing your business in their stories. Think of IgE stories as like little mini Netflix series, right? We all love it when a new story is shared. Just like when a new episode of our favorite show gets released, so definitely harness the power of Instagram stories. It's free, it's amazing and it can be a total game-changer for your business.
Hello, Because I Can Life, this is Olivia Starling, founder of Starlett Galleria. I joined Alison's course a year ago and since joining I've made over six figures by selling high quality and affordable jewelry online. You can find me on Instagram at StarlettGalleria that Starlett with two T's. This has been the best year of my life because I was able to change my family's financial future. I'm going to share with you the marketing strategy that took me from zero to 100 K but then I'm also going to share with you my focus for 2020. The biggest thing that brought my game up in my business was finding an influencer. And if you're not sure where to start, let me give you my formula. Think, Oh someone you follow. Think of someone you love to follow. Think of someone that you love to follow, that you've purchased something from because if you've purchased something from them, it's likely other people have to.
Once you find that perfect influencer, give an appealing offer. Give people an Austin deal. That's what they're looking for. Sell them something fabulous. You have to love it or no one else will and then don't leave them hanging once they've made their purchase from the influencer. Get on Instagram stories every single day. Show your face. People want to see you and share your life. Love your audience well and they will love you back. When they love you, and they trust you, they'll keep buying from you. This is about real connections. Do what you love. And the money will follow. The focus for 2020 will be on my email list. I will not send out spam emails. I won't only send out emails that are in my best interest, which would be dealing and trying to make a sale. I'll be sending out emails that I would send to my best friend.
I'm going to be sharing tips opening up about my infertility journey and I'm going to give people a chance to actually respond to those emails so we can start real connections. Now, if you're just now finding this podcast or finding Alison or joining $0-100K, here is my best advice: listen to Alison. Listen to everything she says. Follow her roadmap and stay consistent. You guys can do this. If I can do it, anybody can do it.
Hey Alison, I am so excited to share one of our top tools that we have used to and grow our startup eCommerce business. First off, I'll introduce myself. I am Michon, one of the owners of Ivy and Sage market. The other owner is my sister Melinda. We had a dream and a business idea and started an online pillow cover business. We create high-end artists, created designs that are printed on interchangeable decorative pillow covers.
When we started out, we did not have a lot of money and we didn't have a lot of money to invest into our company. This was a little challenging due to the fact our idea was to create a high end pillow cover brand, so our problem was how do we create this brand with the look we want without the budget to do it. Yeah. This is when we started reaching out to Instagram micro-influencers to partner up with us. This has been the biggest beneficial tool for our business. We researched and researched micro-influencers on Instagram that had the look and feel we wanted for our company. Doing this has been amazing for our business. It has helped us create that high-end brand image, beautiful photography and is helped our Instagram and our email list to grow and it has brought in cells all while working with some pretty amazing people that we now call our friends.
Sounds dreamy, right? The most dreamy part is it has only cost us our product cost to send them the pillow covers that they love to this day. After three years in business, we have been successful in launching our high-end pillow cover company into the wholesale market and have yet to pay for a professional photoshoot. The lesson we have learned along our business journey is to never underestimate the powerful tool of social micro-influencers.
Hey there, my name's Mae, my company nine 23 by design helps small businesses stand out with custom swag that we design and print right here in our studio. I gotta tell you, e-commerce is like my favorite thing. It's absolutely changed our lives and this ability to get out and have this business online has given us this opportunity to help businesses and make relationships with people all across the country and even internationally. This is something that wouldn't happen without e-commerce. I'm a firm believer in it and I'm just really excited to be here today and share with you, you know, a tool that's really made the difference in us growing and scaling our business. I was thinking about the tool that had probably made the biggest impact on our business this last year and without a doubt it's definitely Trello.
Now if you don't know what Trello is, it is this awesome, magical thing that allows me as an entrepreneur to kind of have insight and do everything that all of my team is doing and whether that be printing or design or sales or chipping in [inaudible] without having to sort through a lot of emails or back and forth phone calls or messaging people. No, it's just all right there. The Trello boards that you can create, you can have lists on them or job descriptions. You can invite certain people to them or keep them private or keep them by department or your team as a whole. There's an awesome phone app that I can use, so no matter where I am, my team can get information to me quickly or if they need feedback on a design or an update, again, I don't have to sort through emails or wonder where it is.
I know it's going to be right on that project board in Trello. I can even have a board that I invite clients to so that they're able to see the project, their personal project as it still goes from start to finish. It's hands down our favorite app and the free version is so robust. It's all that we ever need. I definitely say that you want to give it a try and even if you don't have thousands of different pieces of apparel to keep up with or 87 different shades of red like we do it's still great for planning your social media, keeping track of your vendors list, giving job tasks or job descriptions or other tasks for others to do. And you know, if you're like me, you might have a teenager too that needs to wash a dish and you can always do toilets on Trello too. Yes, Trello for your kids as well as for your business. And with that I want to thank you guys for your time today. When you're ready for swag for your business, be sure and check us out. Nine 23 by design.com and let's make it an awesome 2020.
Hi, my name is Britt Stedman, and I am the owner of the surroundings market and you can find us on Instagram at the surroundings market. Alison asked me to talk about the one tool that has helped me to find success in e-com. And I've thought about this and thought about this and the one thing that keeps coming into my mind is the word failure. Why failure isn't failure a negative thing isn't a bad thing, but I disagree. I think that failure is the one thing that helps us to test ourselves and to improve and to grow. And that when we face failure, it's an opportunity to learn something. Now, I'm not telling you to seek out failure actively, don't worry. It'll seek out you if you're doing anything that's going to help you grow or learn something new. And that's a good thing. And so when I think about this, I think about my first product, my very first product, they took something that I had my house, it was leftover from a craft show, and I took pictures and it took me all day and I posted them up on a site and the deal ran, and I sold zero.
And I was devastated, upset with myself, mad at myself. But thankfully, I listened to Alison, took two pictures, changed up my message and try it again. And the second time I sold one or two, then I tried again and again and again until I came to a message that spoke to my customers and spoke to people and they bought. And to this day I have sold hundreds of that same item and I'm so grateful for the learning, the lessons I learned in that one message and that one product. So, and as I've gone, I've made a ton of other fails. Like, I've made a lot of mistakes, but because of those mistakes, and there haven't been some of them bigger than others, but thankfully I have Alison's course and that's kind of helped guide me in a lot of my decision making because now owning a business is tough no matter what you do.
And so thankfully with that, it's kind of, it's helped a lot, but I'm still learning and I'm still growing and I'm still making mistakes. And that's okay. And the one thing that pops into my head all the time is that the only way to truly fail is to give up. And I will not give up. And I've had voices and in my head and then from friends and family who've said, you know what? Why don't you try something different? Why didn't you give up? But I, I can't, not only is it for me, but I have five kids watching me. And if I gave up on my dream because I was failing, I wouldn't teach them anything. And so I'm grateful that I kept at it and that I learned from Alison and that I've learned from friends in the group that have helped me to keep going and that I didn't give up and so my challenge to you is that if this is your dream, don't give up on it. Yes, there are seasons. There are times when you can't do it. If that is the time for you, then keep growing and learning. Listen to audiobooks, read books, keep growing because when you're ready to follow your dream again, it'll be waiting for you and you'll be ready.
Hi everyone. This is Wendy from glitter love that's at glitter love creations with love spelled L U. V. I sell glitter to DIY enthusiasts and professional crafters alike. I absolutely love everything that sparkles and couldn't be happier that I get to surround myself with beautiful sparkling glitter all day long. The top tool that has given me success in e-com was really hard to narrow down because there are so many amazing tools out there for the entrepreneur, but the one that I probably use the most is my iPhone camera. There is a lot of talk about needing and capturing a really good product, photos with a really good camera to be able to sell those products. And the one thing that I found was holding me back was the cost of those really good cameras and then my knowledge of how to use them. None. Right? Then I found out that my iPhone camera is actually pretty darn amazing.
It's got great editing features right in the camera app, which is very user-friendly. You can lighten and dark in the picture, you can crop it, you can rotate it vertically and horizontal to get the look that you're going for. And with glitter, it's sometimes incredibly hard to capture its true beauty because the way that we interpret how glitter sparkles and its beauty is by how the eye catches the way the light bounces off the film of glitter. And so it's really hard to sometimes capture that in a photograph. And I have found that the iPhone camera works incredibly well, especially with some natural lighting to capture some of that sparkle in some of the beauty. It will never be a one to one comparison with how your eye interprets and sees the beauty in that glitter, but it gets pretty close, which is amazing and so that's why it's my top tool that I have used to give me success. Anyways, check me out and all my sparkling glitter projects at @glitterlovecreations on Instagram. Thanks. Bye.
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