Are you thinking of joining the Marie Forleo B-school program, but are wondering if it’s the right fit for you because you have a product-based business (whether it’s jewelry, apparel, food, home decor, baby products, beauty products, eco products and more)?
As a student since 2011 and, most recently a contributor to Marie Forleo B-school, here’s my review to help you decide of B-school is right for you.
To say that B-school has completely changed my business (and my life), would be an understatement!
Here are seven ways that B-school has helped me to grow my business year after year and to reach multiple six figure sales consistently:
1. It allowed me to see the bigger picture and to see how everything fit in with an online business. Before B-school I felt like running an online business was a bit of a puzzle and I wasn’t quite sure how to put all the pieces together. After going through B-school, fitting together all of the pieces of running an online business made so much sense!
2. It gave me clarity and permission to dream big. One thing that Marie said in one of the video modules was that we (especially women) often don’t give ourselves permission to dream big and that we tend to play small. Wow, was that true for me! It hit me like a ton of bricks when Marie said “I now give you permission to dream big if you’re not going to give yourself that permission. YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION!!!!” That one statement totally transformed how I approached my business moving forward and I started giving myself permission instead of waiting for others to give it to me.
3. It provided me with an amazing community of entrepreneurs who not only purchased my products and services (that was a bonus!), but also answered my questions, provided a shoulder to lean (or cry) on when I needed help and helped me to establish partnerships and relationships that I wouldn’t have otherwise made. I can directly contribute at least $200,000 in revenues since 2011 to the connections I made through B-school. THAT’S POWERFUL! The B-school community is AMAZING. So many of my super successful “online friends” came directly from my membership in B-school.
4. It gave me a road map of how to create a successful online business. Before Marie Forleo B-school I knew a bit about how to run an online business (because I had run a successful six-figure t-shirt company), but I didn’t know ALL of the pieces that contribute to a successful online business. I felt like I finally had a plan instead of “winging it” online and that felt amazing and empowering.
5. It helped me grow my list to nearly 15,000 in just a few years! Before B-school, I didn’t realize the importance of having or nurturing a list. B-school taught me, step-by-step, not only WHY it is important to have a list, but also HOW to actually grow AND form relationships with my list.
6. It opened SO MANY DOORS for me – being an entrepreneur, especially online, can be a lonely place. B-school helped me open doors to mentors, partners, friends, greater impact and a much higher income than I could have ever reached on my own.
7. It re-invigorated me and got me excited about my business year after year – because, as a B-schooler, I have lifetime access to B-school, I have participated in B-school every year since 2011. Each year Marie adds new experts, new content, new strategies and shares what’s working now and each time I participate I learn something new, get excited about my business even more and feel inspired to take action.
I have to admit, though, when I first signed up for B-school I wasn’t sure if it was the right fit for me with a product-based business. I had just sold my t-shirt company and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. Would Marie Forleo B-school apply to me if I wanted to launch another product-based business?
The answer is a resounding YES. And here’s why:
Almost everything that Marie teaches in B-school applies to a product-based business as well. And, along with the bonuses that I offer each year to entrepreneurs who sign up through my affiliate link, I can help you connect the dots between the content in B-school and how it specifically applies to your product-based business.
I’ve been an affiliate of Marie Forleo B-school since 2011 and each year I’ve offered some amazing bonuses to entrepreneurs who sign up for B-school using my affiliate link.
If you’re interested in B-school and sign up through my link, here are the bonuses that you’ll have access to…
1. Lifetime membership to my online training programs – Wholesale Blueprint, Publicity Jumpstart and Pinterest Advantage. Wholesale Blueprint will show you how to get your products in stores, Publicity Jumpstart will teach you how to get your products in magazines, on celebrities and in the media and Pinterest Advantage will show you how to grow your business with Pinterest.
2. Three custom media lists to help you connect with the right media outlets – No more having to search the internet for Oprah magazine’s fashion editor’s email address! I’ll custom-build three separate media lists for you to help you save both time and money and connect you with the right media outlets.
3. A comprehensive website review – I’ll spend at least two hours looking through your website and making suggestions for improvement. This website review is designed to help you increase conversions (turn more of your visitors into buyers) and to get your website in the best possible shape. Don’t worry – if you don’t have a website yet, you can take your time and let me know when your website is ready and I’ll review it then!
4. An in-person mastermind retreat in the Denver/Boulder, CO area during Fall 2015 – I offered this in 2014 as a bonus and it was absolutely incredible! We’ll spend an entire day working on your business, answering your questions, connecting you with some amazing entrepreneurs, having great food and helping you to grow your business.
5. Access to and support directly from me through our B-schoolers Private Facebook Support Group. – I’ll be taking B-school again side by side with you and you can reach out to me and other members to ask questions, get support and meet other amazing entrepreneurs. We’ll be focusing specifically on the needs and questions of entrepreneurs with a product line.
6. Lifetime access to my brand new E-commerce Academy course (to be released in Spring 2015) – there is nothing out there like it! I’ve been conducting surveys over the last few years and one thing that comes up over and over again is “HOW DO YOU GET MORE TRAFFIC AND SALES ON YOUR WEBSITE?” In this video-based course, you’ll get step-by-step strategies that will help you to get more traffic to your website, turn more of your visitors into buyers and increase your online sales. You’ll also learn how to grow your list and more! This course will sell for at least $497 when it launches in Spring 2015, but if you use my affiliate link you’ll get free lifetime membership!
7. Quarterly Google+ hangouts – we’ll meet, as a group, once a quarter via Google+ Hangouts through the end of 2015. This is an opportunity to not only meet other amazing B-schoolers, but you’ll also get my support as your business grows in 2015.
If you are thinking about joining Marie Forleo B-school and have a product-based businesses, these bonuses are definitely for you!
I can’t wait to work with you!