Interview with List-a-Palooza Champion Rosetta Thurman

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Interview with

List-a-Palooza

Champion

 

Rosetta Thurman

 
 
 
 
 
 
Tell us about your business. What do you do?
 
I am the founder of HappyBlackWoman.com, a supportive community that helps women create lives of happiness, success and freedom. As an author, speaker, mentor and coach, I am dedicated to empowering women through personal development, leadership and entrepreneurship.
 
I’m also the creator of the month-long personal development program, 31 Days to Reset Your Life: A Practical Guide to Personal Transformation, the Launch Your Business Boot Camp to help women start and grow their businesses and The Blogging School that teaches entrepreneurs how to use the power of blogging to build their personal brand online.
 
What inspired you to sign up for the List-a-Palooza 90 Day List-Building Challenge?
 
Last year, I decided to take a bold step forward in my business to serve lots more women. I knew that I had to build a bigger list to make that happen and List-a-Palooza showed up at the right time with tools, strategies and insights to support my growth!
 
What have been your biggest “ahas” or takeaways from List-a-Palooza?
 
Although there was a TON of great content from all the List-a-Palooza speakers, my biggest “aha” was actually a major mindset shift! By joining the challenge, I really got serious about proactively growing my list and making a goal to double it vs. having little random bursts of new subscriber activity here and there.
 
Do you offer a free gift or goody for potential clients when they join your list? If not, how do people join your list? If so, what is it and how do people sign up?
 
Yes! My free gift is called the Life Mapping Workbook. It is a 14-page downloadable PDF guide with colorful, printable worksheets to help you design your ideal life in 7 key areas. You can get your copy here: http://happyblackwoman.com
 
Which list-building tactics have worked best for you?
 
Offering free webinars and teleseminars and promoting them on social media. People love them so much and I love teaching them! It’s like magic how easy it is to grow your list this way. Every time I host a free call or training for my community (at least once a month), I attract hundreds of NEW subscribers to my list. Using these strategies, I’ve been able to build on the momentum of last year’s List-a-Palooza results and grow my list size to a total of over 10,000 as of June 2014!
 
What advice do you have for people who are participating in List-a-Palooza?
 
Pick just 1-2 strategies and then do them several times, over and over to maximize your results. For instance, if you host a teleseminar and lots of people sign up, do it again the next month. Keep it simple and just keep repeating what works. And please don’t get discouraged if your numbers are small at first. List building is kind of like a fundraising drive. Every little bit helps!
 
Anything else? Is there anything that you wish I’d asked that I didn’t or specific thoughts you’d like to share with the List-a-Palooza community?
 
Thank you PJ for putting together such a fantastic resource to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses!
 
 
 
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“3 Keys to Writing Copy that Attracts, Inspires and Invites Your Ideal Prospects to Become Ideal Clients” with Michele PW

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“3 Keys to Writing Copy that

Attracts, Inspires and Invites

Your Ideal Prospects to

Become Ideal Clients”

 

With Michele PW

 

June 26th, 2014

 

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn:

 

  • The 3 building blocks to writing copy that attracts, inspires and invites your ideal prospects to become your ideal clients. You’ll feel good using it and your ideal clients will love reading your copy too!
  • How NOT to throw the baby out with the bathwater — keys to modifying traditional direct response copywriting tactics so you still get great results without feeling like you need to take a shower every time you send out an email.
  • The #1 mistake entrepreneurs make when they try to shift to this type of copywriting, which ends up limiting their reach, their visibility and their income.
Considered one of the hottest marketing strategists today, Michele PW has a reputation for crafting promotional materials and creating marketing campaigns that get results. She is the owner and founder of Michele PW/Creative Concepts and Copywriting LLC, which is the premiere international direct response copywriting and marketing company around. She’s also a national speaker and author, plus her client list reads like the “Who’s Who” list of Internet marketing.

 
 
 
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Blog Comment Power Hour

List-a-Palooza Blog Comment Power Hour!

 

***** You do NOT need your own blog to participate *****

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

Step 1:

If you have a blog, post the theme of your blog and the link to ONE awesome blog post that you would like to get comments on here.

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

NOTE: Choose a blog post that you intend to continue to drive traffic to for a long time in order to get maximum exposure for the people who are kind enough to comment.

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

Step 2:

Your blog comments will be more effective in generating traffic for you when you include a photo of yourself. If you don’t know how to do this, here are instructions for how to post your photo when commenting on blogs:
http://www.realprosperityinc.com/how-to-post-your-photo-when-commenting-on-blogs/

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

Step 3:

Another way to have your blog comments generate more traffic for you is to create a “signature” with a link to your site (ideally your opt in page or at least a website with an opt in box on it)

EXAMPLE:

PJ
—–
PJ Van Hulle
Executive Director
Real Prosperity, Inc.

Get your free report:
“How to Jumpstart Your E-mail List”
www.howtojumpstartyourlist.com

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

Step 4:

Check out the blogs of other List-a-Palooza participants and comment on their blog posts. Insightful comments that demonstrate your expertise are best, when possible.

By commenting on other peoples’ blogs:

1. You are gaining exposure and visibility to people that read that blog post in the future.

2. You help them improve their website ranking.

WIN-WIN! : D

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

NOTES:

*** Remember that you don’t have to comment on every single blog that people have listed. The intention of the POWER HOURS is to do as much as we can in only 60 minutes. If you have less time or more time, that’s OK. Just do what you can in the time that you have.

*** Here’s how to post your photo when commenting on blogs:
http://www.realprosperityinc.com/how-to-post-your-photo-when-commenting-on-blogs/

*** If you have a question or challenge, please post a comment to this blog post. I’ll be monitoring this blog post during our Power Hour as well as commenting on blogs with you.

*** Remember to REFRESH this blog PAGE every now and then so that new comments will show up!

*** If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry. Sometimes legitimate comments get flagged as spam for some reason, and I have to manually approve them. So please be patient. Thanks!
 
 
 
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“The Inner Game Secrets to Actually Making Money with Your E-mail List”

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“The Inner Game Secrets

to Actually Making Money

with Your E-mail List”

 

With Amethyst Wyldfyre

 

June 24th, 2014




Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn:

 

  • The journey of moving away from the security you have always known and into the role of creating security for yourself through bringing your blessing out to the world
  • Understand why it is vital to be in right relationship to money in order to do more than survive – in order to really THRIVE in life
  • Discover how we can sabotage ourselves with our inner dialogue about money
  • Explore challenges around Asking for Money
Amethyst Wyldfyre is an internationally known Speaker, Spiritual Leader and Transformation Artist. She helps visionary entrepreneurs to feel great speaking, empowered asking for money and prepared to be heard by millions of people around the globe so they serve their purpose and profit handsomely from following their spiritual path.

 
 
 
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“How to Overcome Technology Overwhelm So You Will Stop Procrastinating and Get Results” with Emily Levy

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“How to Overcome Technology

“Overwhelm So You Will Stop

Procrastinating and Get Results”

 

With Emily Levy,

 

June 19th, 2014





You’ll Discover:

 

  • The #1 Way to Bust through Your Overwhelm with Online Technology Even if You “Don’t Speak Computer”
  • What Procrastination Really Means and What to Do About It
  • How to Get Done in 3 Hours What You Normally Accomplish in a Week

 

Emily Levy helps therapists, coaches, consultants, holistic health practitioners, and other self-employed professionals use the power of the internet to build their clientele and serve their clients online.

 

Emily is tech genie for online events (teleseminars and webinars), email lists, online group programs, and WordPress websites. She specializes in working with women whose intelligence is focused on their passions, professions, and personal lives, and who don’t feel comfortable with online technology.

 

Emily is an expert at explaining complex concepts in “plain English” and encourages clients to be gentle with themselves about not knowing things they simply haven’t learned yet. She offers creative done-for-you and done-with-you options as well as consulting, coaching, and training.

 
 
 
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Facebook Power Hour!

List-a-Palooza Facebook Power Hour!

 

Step 1:

If you have a Facebook Fan Page / Business Page, post a “Question of the Day” on your page for people to respond to.

Tip: Make the question something easy for people to answer quickly!

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

Examples: (Feel free to copy and paste these)

Do you have a Free Goody that you offer to potential clients? If so, please post the name of your free goody and the link here.

Do you have a Facebook Fan Page / Business Page? If so, please post the link to your page here.

Do you have a blog? If so, please post a link to one of your favorite articles here.

What’s one of your biggest “a-ha”s from List-a-Palooza so far?

What’s ONE item on your “Bucket List”?

What are 3 things you’re grateful for?

What are you most fired up about right now?

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

NOTE: You don’t have to have a Fan Page to participate in this Power Hour (but you DO have to have a Facebook account).

If you don’t have a Facebook account, just go to facebook.com, fill out the form on the right and click “Sign Up.”

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

Step 2:

If you have a Facebook Fan Page / Business Page, post the link here on the blog so that other List-a-Palooza participants can “Like” you:

Ex. http://www.facebook.com/realprosperity

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

Step 3:

Check out the pages of other List-a-Palooza participants on this blog and “Like” whoever you want (you don’t HAVE to like anyone)

Look for the “Question of the Day” on the pages that you’ve “Liked” and post comments in response.

By commenting on what other people have posted on their Fan Pages:

1. You are gaining exposure and visibility to people that “like” their page.

2. You help them improve their Facebook engagement stats

WIN-WIN! : D

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

List-a-Palooza Rocks!

NOTES:

*** Here’s how to post your photo when commenting on blogs:
http://www.realprosperityinc.com/how-to-post-your-photo-when-commenting-on-blogs/

*** If you have a question or challenge, please post a comment to this blog post. I’ll be monitoring this blog post during our Power Hour as well as connecting on Facebook with you.

*** Remember to REFRESH this blog PAGE every now and then so that new comments will show up!

*** If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry. Sometimes legitimate comments get flagged as spam for some reason, and I have to manually approve them. So please be patient. Thanks!
 
*** If you get an error message saying something like “unable to establish database connection,” just wait a few seconds and try again. I’m working with my hosting company to upgrade my servers. In the meantime, the site gets temporarily overwhelmed with too much traffic at once.
 
 

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“How to Easily Build Your First Profitable List-Building Machine in Just One Afternoon” with Adam Urbanski

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“How to Easily Build Your First

Profitable List-Building Machine

in Just One Afternoon”

 

With Adam Urbanski,

 

June 17th, 2014



You Will:

 

  • Overcome the single biggest obstacle to quickly building your list; in just the first 20 minutes of this call you’ll make more progress than you’ve made in the past 12 months!
  • Discover a step-by-step process how to turn just one idea into a list-building and profit-generating machine in only a few hours
  • Learn three shortcuts to quickly create a magnetic opt-in bribe
  • Find out how to instantly monetize your list-building efforts and start making money the moment you start building your list
  • Boost your opt-ins with these three little-known but powerful ways to drive pre-qualified visitors to your opt-in page
  • Take advantage of the growing content delivery trends and pocket a small fortune from your list building efforts while your competitors are scratching their heads HOW you are doing it!

 

Adam Urbanski is known as The Millionaire Marketing Mentor® and for good reason. He built a multi-million dollar business in less than 10 years starting with only $194 and a limited ability to speak English. Today Adam shows his clients how to go from zero to six figures in only a few weeks, and teaches over 70,000 coaches, consultants, speakers, experts, and online marketers how to transform their hard, labor intensive businesses into automated money making machines that Attract Clients Like Crazy®

 
 
 
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Interview with List-a-Palooza Champion Takara Shelor

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Interview with

List-a-Palooza

Champion

 

Takara Shelor

 
 
 
 
 
 
Tell us about your business. What do you do?
 
I’m a two time bestselling author, speaker, engineer, and consultant. I assist people in achieving personal and professional magnificence. I help them become calm, clear, confident, and divinely connected. From that place, the Universal flow just opens up and the achievement of dreams becomes significantly easier. Life takes on more meaning and gets a lot more fun.
 
What inspired you to sign up for the List-a-Palooza 90 Day List-Building Challenge?
 
My list has been an integral part of my business for many years. It grew pretty rapidly for the first few years and then growth trickled off. It was time to inject some new life into it.
 
What have been your biggest “ahas” or takeaways from List-a-Palooza?
 
One of the primary “ahas” came in the intro video PJ offers on creating the client attraction blueprint. I developed one, based on her model, for my own business and it made things much more obvious about what was set up properly, what needed to be developed, and what needed to be fine-tuned.
 
This will be my third time going through the List-a-Palooza program. I’ve gained a great deal from each of the speakers. I really enjoyed Amethyst Mahoney’s talk about getting interviews and speaking gigs by utilizing Twitter properly. That was very eye opening for me. I always learn something new and very valuable whenever I hear Jill Lublin share about PR.
 
Do you offer a free gift or goody for potential clients when they join your list? If not, how do people join your list? If so, what is it and how do people sign up?
 
Those who wish to find out more about my work can receive my ebook, 7 Secrets to Dancing Through Life EmPOWERed, EnRICHed, and EnJOY!, at this link: http://dolphinempowerment.com/7Secrets/
 
Which list-building tactics have worked best for you?
 
Giving away a free ebook has always been a positive method for growing my list. I have a lot of on-line real estate with websites, blogs, and social media profiles. Every one of those contains an opportunity to join my list.
 
When I do live presentations and participate in expos, I always have people sign up for my newsletter. I have partners who email their list for me whenever I launch a new book or product. Everyone who purchases my products during the launch gets free gifts for buying and they are all added to my list in the process. I also offer free gifts for other people who are launching books and products. I gain subscribers that way as well.
 
What advice do you have for people who are participating in List-a-Palooza?
 
Get the audios and take great notes. ALWAYS participate in the power hours. Don’t get overwhelmed. Just take in the information and file it somewhere you can easily get to it when you and your business are ready to utilize it.
 
Whenever I listen in on telesummits or webinars I always have two windows open. One is the webinar/telesummit screen and the other is Evernote. I take notes the whole time I’m listening. It forces me to stay completely focused and pay attention. And, the act of taking notes helps to anchor the information into my memory banks. Because Evernote is searchable, I can look up anything that was discussed and go right to it and figure out what I need to know for the next move in my business. If I’m listening to the replay, I can pause the audio and take more detailed notes or jot down any ideas for my specific business that come to mind as I’m listening.
 
Anything else? Is there anything that you wish I’d asked that I didn’t or specific thoughts you’d like to share with the List-a-Palooza community?
 
Suddenly, about a week and a half ago, I woke up one morning with that amazing buzzing energy coursing through me again and had the thought, “I need to do List-a-Palooza again!”
 
Remember that your business is supposed to be fun. There is a lot to learn and technology changes all the time. So continuously learning is just part of doing business. Learn to enjoy the learning process. You don’t need to implement everything. You just need to implement what your gut (inner knowing) says you need to do right now. Others in List-a-Palooza are there to help you, so participate on the FB page and the power hours, ask your questions and get your answers. And again, remember to have fun!
 
 
 
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“How to Get More Likes, Leads, and Customers through Facebook”

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“How to Get More Likes, Leads,

and Customers through Facebook”

 

With Bret Gregory,

 

June 12th, 2014

 
 
 

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn:

 

  • Bret Gregory’s # 1 Technique to How He Grew 3 Pages to Over 1,900,000 Likes
  • 100% Organic Growth with News Feed Optimization – Simple Viral Post Formula
  • How to Get 10X to 100X the Likes, Shares & Comments on your Facebook Posts
In 2006, Bret Gregory sold his financial advisory practice for over $1 million to start a wellness community in Costa Rica, which he then almost lost in the global financial crisis. Through Facebook, Bret attracted over 1.9 million fans and generated over $1.5 million in sales, saving the community. Bret now helps other enlightened entrepreneurs to thrive and grow their businesses using Facebook.

 
 
 

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Twitter Power Hour!

List-a-Palooza Twitter Power Hour!

 

Hashtag = #listapalooza

Step 1:

Post the link to your Twitter account in a comment on this blog post so that other List-a-Palooza participants can “follow” you.

Ex. https://twitter.com/PJVanHulle

If you don’t have a Twitter account yet, here’s an easy step-by-step system to get you started:

http://www.realprosperityinc.com/how-to-use-twitter

 

Step 2:

Go to: http://twubs.com/listapalooza to join our chat room.
(You may get prompted to log in or link your Twitter account).

 

Step 3:

Tweet Away!

In the white box under “Post Message to #listapalooza:” type in each “Tweet” and click “Send.”

Post 9 Tweets that build value and relationship:

Ideas:

* Send a Tweet to another List-a-Palooza participant
* Reply to someone else’s Tweet
* Re-Tweet someone else’s Tweet
* Post an inspirational or funny quote
* Post an “a-ha” or resource from List-a-Palooza so far
* Share a link to a great resource or blog post

Examples: (Feel free to copy & Tweet these)

RT @PJVanHulle “Prosperity is a state of mind, not just a state of finances.” PJ Van Hulle

The 3 Phases of Growing Your E-mail List: http://www.realprosperityinc.com/3phasesoflistbuilding/

One of my biggest “ahas” so far is focusing on “progress, not perfection!”

Discover the Hidden Gold in Your E-mail List: http://www.realprosperityinc.com/hiddengoldinyourlist/

How to Post Your Photo When Commenting On Blogs: http://tinyurl.com/blogheadshot

Post 1 Tweet that invites people to join your list:

Ideas:

* Post a link to a Free Goody that you offer
* Post a link to free ongoing goodies that you offer
* Post a link to a post on your blog (as long as your blog has an opt in box on it)

Examples: (Feel free to copy & Tweet these)

Free Report: How to Jumpstart Your E-mail List: http://tinyurl.com/km6f3l9

FREE Bi-Weekly Speaking Tips: http://tinyurl.com/8gvdqhm

This was AWESOME! “Hangout Marketing Secrets” with @AlexMandossian and @PJVanHulle: http://www.hangoutmarketingchallenge.com/PJ/

Want to rapidly grow your e-mail list? Here’s a great resource: http://tinyurl.com/lbmo657

How to Add 10,000 Subscribers to Your List in 90 Days: http://tinyurl.com/lbmo657

Repeat this 9-to-1 Tweet process throughout our Power Hour.

NOTES:

*** Here’s how to post your photo when commenting on blogs:
http://www.realprosperityinc.com/how-to-post-your-photo-when-commenting-on-blogs/
 
*** If you have a question or challenge, please post a comment to this blog post. I’ll be monitoring this blog post during our Power Hour as well as tweeting with you.
 
*** Remember to REFRESH this blog PAGE every now and then so that new comments will show up!
 
*** If you don’t see your comment right away, don’t worry. Sometimes legitimate comments get flagged as spam for some reason, and I have to manually approve them. So please be patient. Thanks!
 
*** If you get an error message saying something like “unable to establish database connection,” just wait a few seconds and try again.
 
 
 
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