What's It About…
Do you think it's possible to build a crazy successful business without going crazy?!
In this episode, I will be diving into some of the business styles or platforms that I've personally used to develop a multi eight-figure business while still balancing life.
If you're here to make money, or if you are here to build the online dream brand, you are in the right spot, because it's my passion to show you how to make money, put it in your pocket, and afford to live your Because I Can life.
There are so many ways to build your dream business and I'm sure you've heard so many (and probably tried so many) that it left your head spinning.
Maybe you've started to wonder if only the unicorns of the world are the only ones actually making money online.
Maybe you are actually starting to hate unicorns?!
There are so many promises out there of how to make big bucks and get rich quick, and it can leave you with all sorts of emotions.
By now, you might be thinking…
Are they all lying?
Is this too good to be true?
Or on the flip side…
It can take some people down a slippery slope of thinking that there might just be something wrong with them because you haven't gotten it yet, whatever that is in your head that you're dreaming about.
Do you ever feel that way?
Now, to be honest with you, I know that I felt this way when I first got started and it was a black cloud. When you hear all these success stories and you're still trying to figure out how to set up your first website, it's like a slap upside the head, and you feel like you're getting further and further behind each day.
I'm here to tell you the truth about building a business.
What it's like and show you how you can fit it in while you're still managing your sanity and trying to be the best mom that you can be.
I know there are other ways to make money online out there, but I know for a fact that what I'm about to tell you works, because not only I have done it, I've also watched others do it.
So, click play above or listen on your favorite app here.
- An online home that has a place for customers to come back to ([5:19])
- Pick your home – pick something that you can control and own ([6:37])
- Business building is supposed to get messy. Keep going despite chaos ([8:26])
- Three business platforms that, I know, work ([12:07])
- No. 1: A blog: It helps you get your message out to the world ([12:21])
- You can speed up this process greatly if you sell your own products ([16:03])
- Using social media heavily to get your content out to the world ([16:18])
- You need to study something called search engine optimization ([16:25])
- No.2: E-commerce: For me, it’s the fastest way to make money online ([17:46])
- A physical product invokes a feeling they can hold it, touch it ([18:49])
- Don't spend lots of money when you first get started; there is no need to ([20:39])
- You don't have to be creative about what to sell. What's already selling? ([21:04])
- You can set up an online store and it can take money for you, 24*7 ([21:09])
- No. 3: Course creation: You teach someone online about something… ([22:28])
- Once you build it, you can sell it over and over and over ([23:54])
- First, you have to help others recreate what you have done ([24:08])
- You have to be the face of your brand ([25:10])
- 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!
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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!
- 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.
00:00 All businesses need a home, also known as the platform. They need marketing and they need manageable growth, so whether you have a photography business or an online shop, the process is the same. All right. I want to dive into some of the specific platforms that I've been teasing you about. These are the ones that I have used personally. The reason I want you to listen to this part is to see how you may be able to incorporate one to help you to start or to grow your business.
00:35 Hey, you're listening to Because I Can 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 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.
01:14 You're listening to Episode number five, "What Really Works". Welcome to today's podcast. But I want to take a minute and do you guys hear the rumbling in the background or the frogs croaking? Oh my goodness. I think sometimes, I live in Jurassic Park. Everybody else calls it Puerto Rico, but I swear something crazy magical is happening every single day on this Island. So right now, my power is out, so I'm working off a generator to record this podcast. And that's the hum, this going on in the background. All right, so this episode, I, I know, I keep saying that I get excited about every single one, but this one I'm diving into what really works online. So, the other day, I was talking to a dear friend about business building, and I asked her if she'd ever listened to podcasts on businesses, and what she liked and what she didn't like about them. And she said, you wanna know the truth, Alison.
02:25 I don't listen to business podcasts because they make me feel guilty that I don't really have a mission or my product doesn't really solve a problem. I just want to make money so I can buy books to read and quilt. And honestly, that made me laugh out loud. I loved her honesty. So if you're here to make money or if you are here to build the online dream brand, you are in the right spot because that's what I like to show you how to do, make money, put it in your pocket and afford to live here because I can live and there's so many ways to make it happen and I bet you've heard different things about building a business online that kind of leaves your head spinning. Maybe you've started to wonder if only unicorns of the world are the ones actually make money online and that you actually are starting to hate unicorns.
03:13 So I just want to call it out. There are many promises out there of how to make big bucks and get rich quick and it can leave you feeling with all sorts of emotion. Like, are they lying? Is this too good to be true? Or on the flip side, it takes you down the slippery slope of thinking that there might just be something wrong with you because you haven't gotten it yet. Whatever that it is in your head that you're dreaming about. Do you ever feel that way? Sometimes. Now, to be honest with you, I know that I felt this way when I first got started and it was a black cloud. It wasn't even a gray one because let's face it, when you hear all these success stories and you're still trying to figure out how to set up your first website, it's like a slap upside the head and you feel like you're getting further and further behind each day because just Hey alone.
04:05 The time that you sat down to power through a bunch of work, your kid called you from school in tears that he left his presentation at home and it's due in 30 minutes and then you realize it's going to take two hours round trip because there's construction both ways or insert whatever excuse you have, whatever it may be. Right here. I'm here to tell you the truth about building a business, what it's like and show you how you can fit it in while you're still managing your sanity and trying to be the best mom that you can be. This is what I'm talking about on today's podcast episode. I want to show you what's working today and dive into some of the business styles or platforms that I've personally been able to grow to a multi eight-figure business while still balancing life. Very rarely did I work out of the home.
04:52 Yes, I'd lock myself in a room or a closet. Some days I was able to get work done and as I grew I did get an office, but I didn't go there every day that would have required getting ready and I don't think I was ready for that type of commitment. Now I know there are other ways to make money online out there, but I know for a fact that what I'm about to tell you works because not only I have done it, I've watched others do it as well. But first, let's talk Joanna Gaines. Oh, this woman, I am so glad that she got famous because she gives the world a sunlight. Okay, so you know how she talks about home all the time? I feel like our purpose is for people to love it, to go home. In fact, I think there's some quote floating out there that she wants her home to be the vacation spot for her kids to come back to when they get older or something like that.
05:47 Home is where the center of her world is right now. Yes. She goes out to visit places. She visits customers, she visits her would designer her silos, but always comes back home. It's the one she and the people in her life love to be. So I want you to be like Joanna, but in your own way of course. And to do that, you need to choose your home, but I want you to choose an online home one where you want to create a place for your customers to come back to over and over for either a long stay or a quick visit. Now, as you know, there are lots of styles of homes and these online homes are called platforms. A few of these platforms that I'm going to talk about today are called blogs or an online store and a website. I want you to pick your home, pick something that you can control and own and you're not subject to the algorithms like Instagram or Facebook running a business off Facebook or Instagram alone.
06:50 That's like renting a house and the landlord can change the rules, the price of rent, or even lock you out at any time. And I want something stable for you, something that you have control over. Okay? You know what the episode where Joanna goes into a wrecked home and rebuilds it into a beautiful masterpiece. Oh wait, that's every episode. So this is going to be easy to explain. Okay? Notice how they map things out first and they get really excited about the vision of this house. And then they started tearing things down and it gets really messy and very dirty, like rusty nails and gross dust from like, I don't know, all the 19 hundreds or whatever. And some of these homes are even worthy of gas masks and you know what they do next? Do they stop because it's messy? No, they keep going because they're looking at the vision of it, not the chaos of the issues, the random mold that they found or the cracked foundation, the seed.
07:56 They have the vision of what it's going to look like. Then what do they do next? Did they stop because it's messy? No, they keep going because they're looking at the vision of it, not the chaos, the issues, the random mold or even the cracked foundation they see in their head what it's going to look like. So as I'm relating this to business, this is the phase that most people stop. They lose sight of the vision. Focus on the rusty nail that's going to be tossed away anyway. Business building is supposed to get messy and you'll probably find unexpected things behind a wall and it's okay when it gets messy and dirty. Just know that's the process. Now let's take this one step further. Our Joanna and chip thinking about the entire neighborhood and how they're going to fix it and how the school system is going to run in the library and all, everything.
08:48 No, they're just thinking about the one house that they're currently working on. So for you, that could be the one project that you're working on, not how your whole brand is going to look in 10 years. That's the neighborhood, right? Focus on the one house that you are currently on. Okay, so the next thing after the house is starting to look so pretty, they start to invite people over. This is what is called marketing. Yes. Inviting friends to your house. You have to show them the vision of why they should come over. So you call them and you say, Hey, come on over for dinner. That is true marketing at its finest. You told them in four words that they don't have to cook clean and they will be served. Heck yes. This is brilliant marketing and you use it on a regular basis. You're already a marketing expert.
09:45 So no matter the style of the house, it doesn't matter. It's not going to change the way the food tastes or the jokes will be told. The inviting them over is what matters in business. You can have the most beautiful home, but if no invites go out, that means nothing's going to happen. You have to market. Then what if your goal is to invite lots of people over, say hundreds of people and you want to do it tomorrow? Could you do it? I'm kissing. The answer's no. You're not ready to handle the masses yet because you're still looking for where the toilet paper is located. The house you built isn't ready for the masses just yet, but if you set a goal to invite I like three people overnight for the next month, it would be more manageable, right? It would help you keep your life balanced and then we can get more comfortable.
10:34 Then you could increase it more and more. Eventually holding massive parties in the huge party barn that you built next to your house. You see where I'm going with this? When you launch your store you're hoping for $1 million overnight but you're not ready for it and it will break. Businesses are meant to be built and not just heaped together with fingers crossed that it will work. Building a business is really about the process and not the product or even a specific platform. Guess ill have different layouts and different paths to complete the project and some may even take less time than others but all businesses need a home also known as the platform. They need marketing and they need manageable growth so whether you have photography business or an online shop, the process is the same. All right. I want to dive into some of the specific platforms that I've been teasing you about.
11:28 These are the ones that I have used personally. The reason I want you to listen to this part is DC, how you may be able to incorporate one to help you to start or to grow your business or even add additional streams of revenue. This might even help those who've wondered if the grass is greener elsewhere in the online space. I want to take you to that so-called greener side so you can make a decision for yourself and decide once and for all. If it's for you, if not, great, then it's one less thing that you have to worry about. If yes, well I am super glad that I could spark some interest. So what I want to do is dive into three business platforms that I know works and gives you a peek inside. Now, this is not an all-inclusive list, it's more of a high-level view and I just wanted you to know that before we get into it.
12:21 So the first one I want to hop into is a blog with this one I pitched in $125 with two of my friends and in fact, we're actually hitting our 10 year anniversary this month. That's crazy. I'm pretty excited about. We're hitting the double digits with this business. This blog is called, how does she.com and of course you are welcome to go check it out. A blog. It's designed as the newspaper or magazine of today. It helps you get your message out to the world. The information lives online forever. Unlike yesterday's newspaper, that gets trashed, right? If you create content, the interest people, they come and visit your site and you can sell ad space on that page. Now, I know some people have said that blogging is dead and I kind of want to tell them that they're wrong, but of course, I don't.
13:15 Our blog has been a multi-million dollar blog for multiple years. There's a strategy behind it and that's the part that not everyone knows about. There are a few ways you can generate money off a blog. Number one, you get traffic to your site and you place ads on the side of your blog and those ad companies write you a check. The second one is you linked to the products that you're talking about to let's say another online store and you make a commission. It's called affiliate commission. Then the third one is you can actually sell products of your own. You can do one or you can do all three of them together. Now, when we first got started, we worked for pennies. No way. I think it was less than pennies. And in fact, I think we actually paid it to work for the first bit. It took us a few years before we started making noteworthy money and looking back on it, I think we could have gone faster had we have known what we know now, but we didn't.
14:16 So it was a little bit slower getting started. Now, why can you do this as a busy human? Well, this is the beautiful part. You can write out enough posts for a month and schedule them out. Yes, your blog can actually auto post them when you tell them to. So it's kinda like having an personal assistant. You're like, Hey, post this content in three days. Hey, post this content in a month and it's all set up for you. So if there's some chaos happening in your life, your business can still keep running. These posts live on forever unless you take them down. You put ads on the side and it generates cash for you 24 seven and you don't have to touch it. We actually have a bunch of amazing posts still generate traffic and we haven't touched them in years. You can also put links from other online stores like Amazon is a big one.
15:07 You can put them at the bottom of your post to generate additional revenue if your readers click and buy from them or this is the fun part. You can link it to your store or your product for your customers to buy what you have to offer and it's set up for years so you can just keep building and building and building and building is a fun way to share your ideas. Okay, so here's the truth about this style of business though it takes time. It takes time to build it before you can make cash off the blog itself. And it takes time for people to find your content and grow your following. It takes creativity to write up the blog posts. You have to be consistent with posting, but with every business you have to be consistent. And it's not like it's just one month of posting and the money comes flying in.
15:57 We're talking years of making money off ads and affiliate links. No, you can speed up this process greatly if you sell your own products. And I'd actually highly recommend if you go down this route, so you're not waiting for years for that money to come in. And the one is you have to coordinate posts with the appropriate shop links and then you're using social media heavily to get your content out to the world. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest are an absolute must. And then you need to study something called SEO, search engine optimization. And that's a way for Google to find out what your content is about. Now I remember talking to a friend in the tech world when I first started about ways to make money from a blog and he told me that with the blog people come for free advice and if you randomly pitch your products to them and your followers are like, what's going on?
16:48 They can get annoyed cause they're not used to it. But if you tell them that's what's going to happen, then they're okay with it. So I kept thinking, what if I created something that allowed me to pitch my products every day so my customers knew what to expect. Not having to wait for a blog post to match a product or waiting for my social media to grow. That's when I started looking into eCommerce. I figured if old Navy, Amazon can have a site totally dedicated to selling and pitching every day that their customers knew it was going to happen, why couldn't I? So enter in eCommerce and yes, I may be a bit biased here because I believe that this is the fastest way to hit success online. When you first get started, whether your success is 1,010 thousand 100,000 or even a million or more. That's why I've been so focused on this with my students.
17:43 When someone asks me, Alison, what is the fastest way to make money online? I say e-commerce. I've hung out in this arena for almost nine years as shops. Owners. Yes, multiple shops. Let me tell you why I believe this. All right. I have a friend in the gym industry and his name is Alex and I lady came into his gym and said, Hey, I need to get in shape. I need to lose weight, and he said, great, it's $100 a month for the next three months, so $300 and this lady said, Oh, I just, I can't afford this. And a week later this self-proclaimed broke lady came back and laid out over $300 in vitamins and potions that she had just gotten at the G and C and asked him which one she should start taking every day. People put a value on products. She would've gotten much better results than the $300 in vitamins or minerals if she would have gone with Alex, but she didn't see the value in it.
18:49 People buy physical products because it invokes a feeling they can hold it, they can touch it. Remember the last time you bought your kid? The gift he'd always wanted. It was so fun to watch him freak out until you think's right. It's kind of an addictive feeling. We've even had to name it shopping therapy because of the endorphins. It releases in the brain. Some people shop when they're sad, excited, or any other feeling they might be feeling because people love to buy stuff and why shouldn't you be the one they buy it from? And a lot of people get freaked out in owning an online store because they think they have to invent a new product or spend a huge loads of money to buy inventory. Well, I'll tell you what, with all my products over the last 10 years, [inaudible] I've never had a new invention ever.
19:42 It's too risky for me developing something that I hope someone will buy, eh, I'd rather play a different game. I'd rather sell something that's already selling. It makes my job and my stress level go down. Three gagillion percent. K. Now note here, I'm not saying copying, I'm saying look for what is already selling. I sold cupcake liners and colored tape called washi tape. Those aren’t trademarked things. It's stuff that people needed and wanted. Then let's talk about having to have huge money to buy a lot of inventory to get started on my first eCommerce store, I sold leftover crafting supplies were headed to the trash, so let me bust this one out fast. No, you don't need to have a huge inventory to start. In fact, I highly discourage you from doing that. My pillows company, I spent a few hundred dollars to get the products and to get up and going.
20:36 This I am passionate about. Don't spend lots of money when you first get started, there is no need. I don't want you into that shopping therapy arena with your business. Yes, you can do whatever you want with them, money after you make it, but you don't need to spend the money just for the sake of spending money to start your business. Here's why it's great for busy humans. It gets you cash faster. You don't have to be creative trying to think of things to sell. You just sell what's already selling. You can set up an online store and it can take money for you. 24 seven it's kind of like having your own personal cashier and your site. Your site is yourselves person because it can explain the products to people. You can set up promotions around your schedule, so when my girls sold their scarves while they were in school, they work Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings.
21:32 When we went on vacation, they didn't schedule promotions when they had breaks off of school. They stack those promotions high and here's the truth about it though. If you build your store, they won't come. You got to get people to your site. But this is like all businesses, right? You don't have to have an audience, but you do have to get your products in front of them. You can use marketplaces and even influencers to talk about your products. For you. Inventory is a real thing. You have to watch your inventory. If you sell out, there are things that you can do, and I can talk about that in an upcoming episode and there's something called pre-selling and I actually really like that in the eCommerce world. Shipping, that's another thing, right? You've got to ship out, but I actually recommend hiring that out. Now I'm not talking drop shipping.
22:23 I'm talking about hiring a neighbor or even getting a fulfillment company. The third one that I'm going to talk about today is called course creation. This is where you teach someone online about something. You know you can do it with recorded videos or online class formats and there is a big buzz happening with this course creation right now. Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi, Russell Brunson, Amy Porterfield, they've all broken the internet with their training on how to create a course. I can see why you create it and you're done. You add update support and you're good to go. Then you market the heck out of it. Now, the thing I'm noticing because it's a buzz right now, is there's an influx of people who are jumping in without the experience. I'm finding some that are, one-hit wonders and some that just read a book and claim to be the expert.
23:12 I've even heard of a gal coaching someone based off her experience of selling $1 million over 10 years and had little, very, very little money to even show for it because she didn't even know how to manage her business. She just left off the last two parts of her story. Don't do this for the love of humanity. I personally held off this route for a few years. First, I was super nervous to start putting my face out online because people can be really mean and I'm naturally an introvert. A commerce was comfortable for me because I could hide behind my computer. So here's why it's good for busy moms. Once you build it, you can sell it over and over and over. It's not a physical product so you don't have to ship anything. But I actually do ship to my students, but I like to ship them random surprise goodies.
24:08 But some of you know me well. I do things a little bit different in this space from the typical course creator and another reason why it is so good because it feels amazing. Helping people get to their goals. That is such a wonderful feeling. So here's the truth about this type of business. To start out course creation. You have to build the groundwork and lay the foundation. You have to help others recreate what you have done first to see if your process, the one you have done can actually be replicable for others. Before I even started, I tested my process on my daughters, my sister, my friends, some more friends before I even put mine out into the world. I needed to know that what I learned, someone else could replicate and I'm finding with this influx of online courses that some are skipping major steps.
25:10 Another thing, you have to be the face of your brand. I've seen some tried to do without their face and I've seen them really struggle. You're using social media heavily. You rely on Facebook ads to build up your audience and Facebook can come along one day and say they don't like your ads and not deliver them to anyone and even shut you down. It can be high emotions. You're helping people change their lives, right? Whether you're helping someone build their photography online business or helping them lose weight or even helping them live their best life, you've got to help them get through the dirty stages of whatever it is you're helping them to build. Now back to Joanna. I've seen both her and chip get wildly frustrated at this stage and you have to know how to balance that. Now the flip side of creating courses, let's talk about how I am a huge fan of buying online courses and online coaching.
26:13 It's one of the things I will continuously do forever. I've gotten results a lot faster from online courses and coaching than if I did it alone. But I do my research to make sure the person is legit and I urge you to do the same. Make sure the person has a proven and tested process and not a one-hit-wonder. Okay? Now I love all these business styles because they fit into my life and my schedule. So can I be biased on all three because I really do enjoy all of them. Okay, so this is what we talked about today. You need to build your house, invite people over, manage your growth, and with a summary like that, you'd think this would be some home decorating podcast, right? But I want to know what type of home you have or what time of home you're ready to move into.
27:06 Are you starting to see how business building is not a sprint? It's setting up things online to do the work for you, so that you can live your life on your schedule. It's about taking one project at a time to get to that vision in your head. What type of business do you have? Are you finding success in one or two of these? I would love to know. So go down to the review section and let me know because I read your reviews. I hoped you like that deep dive into seeing if the grass is greener, and what can work for you, and what things you're just not ready to do. Thanks so much for joining me on another episode of the Because I Can Life, and don't forget, leave those reviews because what you write is what I will create content on to help you step into your Because I Can life as well. All right, I'll talk to you guys later.
28:04 Hey, thanks so much for listening to this episode of Because I Can podcast. If you've ever been interested on starting your online business, let me show you the three secrets to planning, launching, and growing your online store even if you don't know what to sell. All you have to do is head over to 0-100k.com. That's where you can sign up for my free class. I'll go over why having a shark tank idea will make you sell, the little-known trick that helped me to sell over $1.1 million in pillowcases with zero following, and the secret to running a business when my kids took a nap, and if you are like I was, you're just wanting to earn some extra money for your growing family, that's exactly why I created this system, and it has helped thousands of people make their first dollar online and countless others to go on and make their first thousand, 10,000, a hundred thousand, and even crossing the million-dollar mark. So go over to 0-100k.com to grab your seat for the next class to find out how you can be the next one. Until next time, we'll see you later.