Today’s guest on the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast is Stephen Gates! For the last 10 years, Stephen has been an electrical engineer and teaches people how to run software that runs robots!
Stephen has an awesome career in engineering, but about two years ago he got the entrepreneurial bug and started exploring online business! He wanted to scale and leverage an online business for himself and of course that brought him to the membership model. I’m excited to say Stephen has grown his online membership to over 300 people and is making over $10K/month in his membership website! Even more exciting – Stephen just quit his job and has become full-time online, self-employed!
Today we’re going to talk about:
- Growing, scaling, and leveraging all the tools at your disposal to grow an online membership community
- How our team sets goals and plans what to do in our membership every single quarter
- An exact strategy for Stephen so he can add 80-100 net members to his membership for the next 12 weeks
Stephen has a background in engineering and actually worked as an engineer for 10 years! He was involved in automation for industrial plants and factories – that work in conjunction with robots.
He knew he could make a living off PLC programming and wound up making courses to serve an online community through a Facebook Group. Stephen ultimately wanted to help technicians and electricians improve their careers with PLC programming!
He started a blog back in 2016 and pre-sold his first course and had several people buy it – but he wanted more predictable income (i.e. a membership)!
What’s holding you back? (16:00)
Right now, we need to get Stephen more in a controlled leadership position in his membership. Stephen IS serving his community – but we want to start thinking about his curated path and take it to the next level.
He also needs to get more of a community feel in his membership so people can answer each others’ questions more, they feel like they’re in this together with someone and this will keep them paying month after month and year after year!
We need Stephen to look at 3 questions:
- “How do you build audience?”
- “How and how often are you selling now?”
- “How big is your list?”
What mindsets issues or fears do you have right now? (30:00)
Stephen worries about fatigued his email list or running too many promotions. 90% of your list are not paying attention to what you’re sending 90% of the time though!
If you are truly serving them, have a real mission, you can remind yourself that what you’re providing is to help your email list and what is in their interest – you are doing them a disservice by NOT sending them promotions.
What are your next steps? (25:00)
- Listen to implement 12 Week Year by Brian Moran and creating a content schedule.
- Take a week to batch his content.
- Hammer down on inviting his email list to webinars.
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We would love to have you as a member of The Flip Your Life Community! We believe you have God-give talents and experiences you can use to start an online business! All you need is 100 people to pay you $50/m online to make $5,000/m, $60,000/y! Let us help you start build and grow a membership of your own. We offer a 30-day FREE trial to all new members. Click here to learn more: https://flippedlifestyle.com/flipyourlife