Cynthia has been married 32 years, a mother of 3 AND grandmother of 3. Her passion in learning ASL began when her son had met a deaf boy in his study group. He said, “Mom, no one is talking to him.” It’s how they decided to learn sign language and she became hooked. She loved signing so much that she eventually got a degree in ASL.
Because her passion was so strong, she took her board exam fresh off her first year. She was the first in her college to become Nationally Certified and later was the first to be Certified in the school district.
After 8 years of interpreting in the school system, she noticed that there were no resources for deaf and hearing impaired kids. This led her to create Sign Baby Sign that was initially meant to teach babies ASL, and has now evolved to supplementing school systems with ASL resource. Their website is now ASLteachingresources.com and continues to expand its content.
Cynthia’s website is loaded with content and has generated income mostly from one-off sales. She is looking into turning her online business to lean towards a more sustainable and recurring feature. This brings us to her guest question, “How do I set up my membership site for my niche?”
Join us as we help Cynthia pivot from one-off sales to the more passive income generating membership model.
Are you interested on what the membership model can do for you and your business? Do you want to learn about its advantages and the strategies we use to implement it? Then get your thinking cap on and tune in, this episode just might take you to that next level you’ve been wanting to reach!
You Will Learn:
- The advantage of upsells and what it can do for your sales
- Maximizing your customer’s lifetime value
- How to offer your upsells
- Purchase orders VS Credit cards
- Where does your niche / community like to talk
- Understanding your avatar calendar
- Plus so much more!
Links and resources mentioned in today’s show:
- Cynthia’s Website
- Cynthia’s iTunes Podcast
- US History Teachers
- Elementary Librarian
- FL Kids on YouTube
- FL Kids on Facebook
- Flip Your Life community
- Flipped Lifestyle’s Patreon page
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This week’s success story comes from Sabrina, and Sabrina writes, “I just received my first payment from online retailers.”
The post says, “I just received my first payment from print on demand estimators of my book. I don’t know which distributors they were. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo, etc., but I sold 10 books.”
And there is a cool follow-up to this story. Sabrina actually just went to a conference. She sold a hundred more books. So she is really doing a great job promoting her content. A lot of people think it is just memberships, or it’s just online business. But there are so many people doing so many different things in the Flip Your Life community, whether it is selling on Amazon, maybe it is reselling on eBay, or eight maybe even writing books and selling them in marketplaces like Amazon. There are some new ways to make money online, and Sabrina is just rocking it with the path that she chose. Good job!
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Can’t Miss Moment:
This week’s Can’t Miss Moment is working on our children’s YouTube channels. Our kids’ have now started a YouTube channel called FL Kids. Our goal is really for them to just getting used to creating content, putting stuff out there in the world, not being shy on camera and man, they’re just having so much fun with it.
We’re kind of letting them guide us and the content here. It’s really cool to see them and the opportunities they have to be able to learn how to do all this online business stuff before they even know they’re learning it.
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Jocelyn: Hey y’all! On today’s podcast, we help Cynthia take her sign language resources website to the next level.
Shane: Welcome to the Flipped Lifestyle podcast where life always comes before work. We’re your hosts, Shane and Jocelyn Sams.
We’re a real family who figured out how to make our entire living online. And now, we help other families do the same. Are you ready to flip your life? Alright, let’s get started.
What’s going on, everybody? Welcome back to the Flipped Lifestyle podcast. It is great to be back with you again this week. For those of you who are new to the Flipped Lifestyle podcast, welcome. This is the place where we help you figure out what to do next in your online business. We are not your typical online business podcast. We do not do expert interviews, or bring on A-list guests who are promoting their latest book or course. We bring on real members of our Flip Your Life community. Real people building real online businesses, and we help them on the air take their new business to the next level. Then, we let you guys listen in so that you can take your online business to the next level as well.
Now, let’s jump into our interview with our Flip Your Life community member, and see what questions they have for us today.
Alright, we are super excited to have our Flip Your Life community member, Cynthia Long, on the show today.
Cynthia, welcome to the program!
Cynthia: Hi, thanks for having me. I am super pumped about today.
Shane: And it is so funny how we met you or came into your sphere because you actually know my sister-in-law. You live up in Cincinnati, and it was funny. Tell the story how you figured out who Leslie was.
Cynthia: It was interesting because I had heard you through Pat Flynn. I was thinking about your group and everything, and then when I had a sub for my interpreting and it happened to be you sister– sister-in-law, is that right?
Shane: Yeah, she is married to my brother. Yeah.
Cynthia: Yeah, and then I just started talking about business things, and it turned out it was like a small world how my sub was your sister-in-law. So that was pretty cool.
Shane: And she texted me, and she was like, “So, someone was just talking to me about your podcast. And I’m like, ‘That’s my brother-in-law.'” It is all meant to be, the universe, isn’t it, how it works out?
Cynthia: Yes. God has things already planned. I love it!
Jocelyn: Yeah, that’s awesome. I love it because we’re talking to another person from our area of the world. Those are kind of few and far between sometimes. It’s awesome to talk to people about online business who are in Kentucky.
Shane: Or nearby in Cincinnati area.
Jocelyn: Alright, so with that in mind, let’s get into a little bit of your background. Tell us a little bit about you, your background, and what you’re doing so far online.
Cynthia: Okay, well, I have been married 32 years. I’m a mother of three and grandmother of three, and I am a Christian. I home-school our children, and I became interested in sign language due to my son meeting a deaf boy in a group he was in. He said, “Mom, nobody is talking to this boy.” So I decided right then, we would learn sign language. From then, I got hooked. I’m a highly kinesthetic person, and it ended up becoming a passion of my life. I ended up getting a degree in sign language, and have been interpreting in the school system for many years.
While there, I noticed that there were no resources for our deaf and hard-of-hearing children, as well as special needs kids. As a result, I formed Sign Baby Sign. What was interesting is where it has evolved just in my journey and process in trying to find out who my avatar really is.
Shane: That is, of course, how you know my sister-in-law because she’s also a sign language interpreter, which is totally bizarre that, “Hey, this is my sign-language interpreter who met another sign-language interpreter, who found our podcast, and joined our community.” That’s a whole other story. Basically, you became passionate about sign language, you went deep, you became a content expert in this area, and you started a website called Sign Baby Sign. What was the original intent for that website?
Cynthia: My original intent was to help moms with their babies because I thought how amazing it would be to have your baby at six months old tell you that they wanted some milk, they were hungry. But it just didn’t seem like I was convincing moms. By accident, teachers coming to me and wanting some of my resources. From there, we are now shifted. We are still called Sign Baby Sign, It’s a play on words. Like, “Come on, sign, baby, sign.” We have now developed ASLteachingresources.com solely for the purpose of making sure we have sign language materials for our school system. Honestly, when I look on there and I’m doing SurveyMonkeys with everybody, you can find the A-B-C’s. You can find counting 1-2-3. You can find a lot of different vocabularies but there is no core content out there for our schools’ systems for our deaf and hard-of-hearing children, much less our special needs children.
Shane: How many children does this affect in school systems? Do you know any information like that? How many kids in general are in the deaf population or just hard-of-hearing and need sign language as a part of their communication?
Cynthia: In every school system, you have definitely a special needs department whether they have deaf or hard-of-hearing children. That does vary. When I am interviewing different people in school systems, even in their special needs department whether they’re deaf or hard-of-hearing, they’re using sign to communicate. I’m finding that it is fairly just to be able to communicate with some of these children perhaps using a picture board or something, and they want to know more. They want these children to be able to talk to them, but they have autism, and other things. I’m also finding just as a language with children who can hear, just teachers to be able to communicate without saying a word, they can address a child in the back of the room, and ask them to stop without even having to yell out, and just have literally zoned zero in the hallways using a few simple sign as well.
Shane: That is fascinating. It is cool how this started with just, “Teach babies how to say, ‘I want milk.'” All of a sudden, the right people came and it blows up, it comes out, and it does that, and it does this, and it just grows and grows and grows.
Jocelyn: I like how you weren’t stuck on that baby product also. I think sometimes people come in with her idea of what they think people want, and then people don’t really want it. They don’t ever evolve, so I like out you found out that there was a need in the school system and you started going in that direction. It’s been pretty successful so far, right?
Cynthia: Yes. Since I switched over, it has been. In the past it was not. I was just spinning my wheels, getting nowhere.
Shane: That is one of the things when you first joined the community, we talked about was that is usually where everybody comes in. It’s like that avatar offer area. We find that some people are making a lot of money, some people are making no money, usually it is just that slight pivot. You didn’t even really have to change the name of the thing because even though it was Sign Baby Sign, that still works out like, “Sign, baby, sign.” You could still shift the meaning of that, and that slight pivot toward the schools opened up that success. Tell us a little bit about where you are right now in your business. Is this product-based, is this membership-based, and are you making sales? We know your story, but we want to share that with the audience.
Cynthia: Sure. Where we are now, we have hundreds of lesson plans available. We’ve broken them down also into wall charts. We’ve broken them down further for those just want to do it in child care, they can have a coloring book, where they can learn the sign of the week. Every week in the summer, I do take a little time off to prepare new material. But every week we have a free giveaway where somebody gets something. Of course, it would be related to sign language. We’re also developing an online course that will be credited for CEU points. I know teachers will need that. The course is online already, but I’m working on the process of final editing and as well as getting that certified for teachers.
My dreams are endless because they’re under my resource page. You have a lot of ASL dictionaries which we have a full one on there now, but we also are on the resource page have all vocabulary in one spot. If you want to see all the colors in one place without picking one at a time, they are on there. I’ve also started adding at the bottom for higher levels. Maybe teachers or students, when I tutor someone, I ask them to record the session. I’m starting to add that as well. We have a podcast now. It’s called ASL Word of the Day in iTunes, and that is free.
Shane: Is that a video podcast?
Cynthia: It is a video podcast, ten seconds, and those who want to learn one sign a day they can do that and I’m contemplating as well, adding one for a higher-level learning of finger spelling because that seems to be a struggle. I would like to get into colleges as well with those apps when they have students. Again, Sign Baby Sign is expanding past just elementary school.
Shane: I want to go back and say this all started with the sign for milk. Isn’t it crazy when you looked back and like, “When did I create all this content?” It just builds and builds and builds. We do that sometimes, too. I sat down one day, and looked. On the US History site where the lesson plans are, we’ve written over six million words of copy inside the lesson plans of that community. I was like, “When did that even happen? How do you even do that?” Jocelyn’s done two years of lesson plans, and hers gets just unbelievable.
Jocelyn: Yeah, it’s awesome. It’s amazing how just one idea can really explode into such an awesome thing. Congratulations on everything that you’ve done so far. That’s amazing!
Alright, so, now let’s talk about where we are going to go from here. So what is your question for us today? How can we help you move this thing forward?
Cynthia: My question is, I’m understanding that membership sites are the way to go to have a stable income. I would like to have that so I can stay home and do more resources for our school systems. I have in place my web developer. She works out all that up for me, but I’m starting a little bit with how to set that up, because as I interview my teachers, I am finding that they usually do a one-off purchase. I’m trying to figure out how to change that around to where, if you only pay so much this month, on a monthly basis or a yearly basis, just think of how easy it is going to be for you than one-off sell. How can I service them even better to where I can let them know they want this membership?
Jocelyn: Well, I think that I would start off I say that memberships are not always the answer. I think that they can certainly be beneficial for what you are doing, but I feel like sometimes people think that that is all that we do. We do believe in the membership model. We do think that it is best for a lot of people, but it may not necessarily be best for everyone. Let’s talk about how it could work for you. Because, we’ve been doing this in education for about two years now as far as membership sales go, I can say that I do believe it is beneficial for this type of business, and the reason for it is because you can provide that support for your customers. I feel like that for your product, that’s something that they probably really need.
Shane: I think for the stability comes from, this gets into business-to-consumer and business-to-business like how you’re making your sales. The good thing about going into the schools is that you can somewhat bypass the person and all those objections they have because schools have a lot of money for these resources. That lets you make your mind shift to, “Okay, it is hard for me to get a teacher to give me a year membership, or even pay 50 bucks a month instead of that five dollars for that one resource.” What you can do is go to school and say, “Why don’t get your school to pay for it for you?” Just by offering a membership, just by offering purchase orders and being able to go to their school, that is going to open the door and remove some of those objections that people might have. How much are you charging for a resource right now? If I’m an individual person, I come in, buy one resource, what does it cost me? I know it is different, but just on average?
Cynthia: We have a set of flashcards you can print off and they are 12 on a sheet for $1.99. One of these series books coming out on Amazon, and on our website as well, and those were $8.95 but of course they will be free on Amazon for whoever joins the book club on our Facebook group for a limited time. It is kind of like that.
Shane: You have hundreds of resources, basically, for sale for $1.99, right?
Shane: That is all in messaging, is what is going to happen here. For example, let’s say someone lands on a sales page, they’re going to try to buy something for $1.99. The money is at the point of purchase. If someone is about to spend $1.99, they will probably spend $19.99. They might even spend $199.99. They are hot, they’ve got their credit out, they’re ready to go. The upsell– that is where you are going to be able to convince people to do this. You can say, “Hey, you’re about to buy this one resource for $1.99.” Let’s just say two dollars because math. “You’re about to buy this for $2.00. Did you know that I have 400 resources right now in my membership?”
Jocelyn: “You can get access to all of them.”
Shane: “You can get access to all of them. That is $800 of lesson plans for only $299.00 a year,” or something that.
Jocelyn: Or $19 a month, whatever your price is.
Shane: You have to shift the focus of, “You are buying this one thing. You can get all the things for very little more.” Does that make sense?
Cynthia: Totally. I’ve been upselling other $1.99 items.
Shane: No, no, no. You want to upsell the membership. That is what you want to do. Upsells are a huge part of this, but it also touches on lifetime value of your customer. Let’s say that on average, you find a customer, and they come in and give you two dollars for a lesson plan. Maybe they come back and they buy five more lesson plans. That is a total of the lifetime value right now with your current model is $12. If you can just get people to upsell to the 19.99 a month membership for all your stuff, you have already maximized lifetime value and increased it for your customers. Now, everyone that joins is paying you $21 at least and that is if they renew it’s like $40. If you they renew again, it’s like $60.
That is the goal here is to upsell them when they’ve got their credit card out. If people are getting their credit card out for $1.99, that same person would easily pay $20 for a couple value meals at McDonald’s. It is easy to get the upsell right when they are ready to buy, and that is where you’ve got to shift your focus. Don’t upsell to the $1.99, next product. Upsell to everything for one low monthly price. Then, you’ve got your system going where you can really get people into it.
Cynthia: Okay. That sounds amazing. I’m just trying to figure out, wrap my head around this. You would set $1.99, and then you would have another lead page which encourage them to go ahead and buy the whole package on a monthly or yearly rates. Do you address them as individuals or them as schools? How does that work?
Jocelyn: I think you could do either. You might start with saying, “You can pay this $19 a month,” or whatever your price is, or, “You could buy it for X dollars a year, purchase orders accepted.”
Shane: We do a very similar thing on US History Teachers. I have every lesson plan description public but you can’t actually buy them. It says at the bottom, “Click here to buy this lesson plan,” and then it goes to a page that explains, “This exists within our membership.” I don’t actually let them buy individually. Now we do sell them individually on third-party markets like Teachers Pay Teachers, but then, there are links back to our site. If I was going to do it on site like you are doing now, they go and they click the $1.99. They go to a page that says, “Hey, you’re going to buy this for two dollars. Why don’t you just join our membership for $9.99 a month?” You get your lifetime value right up front instead of waiting for them to buy something else. You can do it in one of a couple ways.
You can either say, “Hey, stop. Would you like to just go ahead and join? Do it here. Click this button instead of the next one.” Or you can go ahead and take their payment, and then on the Thank You page, immediately upsell them to the $19.99. It’s like a sales page. “Hey, you just bought one thing. Now get 800 for this price.” Then, once they join the membership like Jocelyn said, you send them an email that says, “Hey, did you know that you can save even more money? You just paid $20. That would be $240 a year. If you’ll take this to your school, and get a purchase order, we will sell it to your school for $150.” And you get the money upfront from the school. It is just a progression. It never stops, you keep up selling them, and you keep maximizing lifetime value, but you can sneak the upsell in wherever you want.
What you don’t want to do is prevent people from giving you money. That is the part where I do like. We’re getting ready to run a new trial. We’re going to do a dollar trial for a week of our content, Flipped Lifestyle. People can pay a dollar, but it will upsell right then and there to see if they want to join the membership. If they join the membership, of course we’re going to ask them if they want an annual membership right away. We know that if people paying commit they’re going to use the resources for longer, and we also know that the best time to sell anybody something is when they’ve already got their credit card out. You could do the same thing here. You could take the payment for the resource, and then drop them on a thank you page that says, “Hey, what’s up? Sell this right now.”
Cynthia: That actually made it very clear. I have two questions to tag along with that. The first one is, are there purchase orders and sample contracts that I could get hold of to prepare for this happen?
Jocelyn: Yes. I have a very involved procedure that I will be happy to share with you if you just want to go into our community, and just start a discussion about purchase orders. I might even do a little walk-through video. This is something that people have been asking work for a while. I will go ahead and record that for you, if you will just post that in the community.
Shane: Purchase orders are huge because if you can take them from a business or from the government, purchase orders are guaranteed money. That is a contract from an entity that has money.
Jocelyn: There is never been a time I haven’t gotten a check from a purchase order.
Shane: We actually like purchase a lot. They are not like credit cards. They don’t decline sometimes. Purchase orders are huge, and what if a Special Ed department sitting there at the end of the year, the beginning of the year, and they’ve got a budget of a couple thousand dollars for their department? If this could help them, they might invest in that. Especially if they have a hearing impaired child, right? It’s just guaranteed money.
Jocelyn: Yeah, like I said it is a little bit involved to set up. It does take some time, but it is totally worth it because I have sold a lot of purchase order sales.
Shane: Yeah, at least 50% of our education income probably comes just from direct to school sales. But most of the time, that comes from a teacher finding us and going to her school or his school to get the money, and that is the same with any business. Someone may find something online, and they go in the next day to talk to their manager and say, “Hey, let’s spend some money on this. It is going to be good for all of us.” This concept works in any field that is business-to-business. It is just not the education department.
Cynthia: That make sense. My second question is, when I am doing this, do you recommend a weekly or monthly newsletter that directs them, “You are a member now. Here’s what you can download that is seasonal right now.”
Jocelyn: Yes, that’s what I’d do. Basically, for Elementary Librarian, I’ve set up 52 emails. It is one a week. My members get one email a week and they are already pre-written so that means I do exactly what you just said. I point them to something seasonal, sometimes I just point them to a random resource. If it is at a time of year that there is not anything particularly seasonal in my business, I might just say, “Oh, here is an ABC order activity that you might be interested in,” just to remind them, “Hey, look at all these cool things that you have. Look at all this value that I am providing for you with this membership.” I also will have one of our virtual assistance going, “Okay, here’s some conversations you might be interested in from the community.” That is updated more and real-time each week, but the actual resources I write those ahead of time.
Shane: We always say we want to create a forever customer. That is our goal with anyone that joins any of our communities, any of our memberships, is how do we turn this person into a forever customer? If they are going to be forever customer, you have to be indispensable to their life. You have to make their life better every time they use you. If they do forget to use you for a while, when they are reminded to use you, they’re like, “Oh yes, I forgot about that. I’m going to go in and use that.” Some people try to start memberships, and they hope people forget to pay them.
They forget to remember, they don’t login for three or four months and it is like, “Oh no.” But then, as soon as that person sees it, they are going to be like, “Oh, crap, I forgot to cancel that.” They go cancel it, and it kills your lifetime value. What you really want to do is say, “How can I share with my people regularly?” Pull them back into my content and make their life better so that they never want to stop paying, they never want to get these resources. That is the strategic way that you attack this particular problem I keep telling them to login, I keep telling them, “here’s something cool,” I keep making them new things so that every day they are one of your resources, they feel great, and they want to keep paying you over and over and over again. Or the next year, they want to go back and get that annual renewal.
Cynthia: You have a forum group, or is it just send the school to the website?
Jocelyn: I do try a forum with Elementary Librarian. I had trouble getting people to talk inside of there. The content is still inside there, but we do the community on Facebook now because I get more interaction that way.
Shane: That’s an experiment thing that every business should do. Where does your community like to talk? Maybe it is Facebook, maybe it is an app. Maybe it’s a forum. Flipped Lifestyle, you’re in there, there is like 100,000 topics. People love the forum. They love the private aspect of it.
Jocelyn: For that business, it works really well.
Shane: It works great, but for Elementary Librarian especially, the Facebook group was where we had to go to because it works better there. Anywhere you can create community, you are going to keep people paying. Not only do they not want to lose your content, not only do they not want to lose you as their leader, but eventually, they’re going to get in there and develop relationships. They don’t want to lose their friends. That community is a really important part. I think in your case, it would be really good too. I would guess that people that deal with this particular thing could feel isolated in a school.
Jocelyn: That’s sort of like a librarian.
Shane: Yeah, it’s a very specific problem.
Jocelyn: There is just aren’t a lot of people who do with a do.
Cynthia: Is there a certain particular time of the year if you have to choose from to start this that you would? I need to make sure I’m getting everything lined up and ready to go. I’m guessing August would be a good one, and would Christmas be another good point?
Jocelyn: My favorites are July, August back to school time, and also right in January when people are going back to school and they are panicking because they’ve spent their Christmas break and haven’t done anything.
Shane: This is a cool question to because it kind of applies to everybody. We’ve mentioned this before on the show. You have to know the person your avatars’ calendar. People know their avatar all the time. Sometimes they forget like, “What is my avatar doing on February 25? What is my avatar doing on March 3? If you know your avatars calendar, and if you know what they are to thinking, and you know what they are doing all the time, that is going to tell you when to launch things, when to make pushes.
Like for real estate, I’d say real estate agents probably freak out in the winter because there is less things being sold. If you are selling to real estate agents, what would you do in those off peak periods to help them make more money, or to replace some of that income, or to do something different? Every avatar has a calendar. An online business has a calendar. Is huge, in January because everybody is like New Year’s resolutions, new me, new you, same thing for fitness, that is happening for December, January, February.
If you know your calendar, you can attack it. If you are targeting the education market, that is when you would want to do this. If you are targeting the baby market, well, you would need to look at data and say when are the most babies born? Go six months ahead, when they can start learning sign language, that is when you need to run some promotions. That would help you sell some more stuff. Knowing your calendar is critical to making launches and really good sales.
Cynthia: Would you say that the calendar for the summer into January also matches the school budget when they are looking to spend money?
Jocelyn: Usually, the schools that I’ve worked with, they usually had to spend their money before March. So usually at resets around July, and they have to have us but by March.
Shane: Basically, they’ve got the most money by then, and then whatever is left, it is Use It or Lose It in that space. They have to get rid of it before a certain date. Budgets are going to be reset in the summer for sure, when the school year resets.
Jocelyn: Alright, Cynthia, it’s been a great talk today. We always end our calls by asking what is what the one thing that you plan to take action on in the next day or so based on what we talked about here today?
Cynthia: With my new site being ASLteachingresources.com, I am now really super pumped about taking a one-off sale and exploding it to where people are interested in getting so much more resources for a membership. I’m going to be working with my web developer regarding having some landing pages set up so that we can move into more solid sales and to have more of these resources out there for children in the school to become more successful in their own language.
Shane: That is awesome. We have training on this, too. Go revisit the sales funnel training that we have in the Flip Your Life blueprint area. I also do have a video on upsells in that part of the community. If you want to do that before you go talk to your developer, would probably give you a good plan going forward, okay?
Cynthia: That’s great.
Shane: Awesome, well thank you so much for sharing today. Just an awesome mission that you have to help kids and help people with this kind of disability or this kind of thing in their life. We just want to help you get it out there so that you can help as many people as possible. I’ve seen you work, Cynthia. I know you are going to go out and knock it out of the park.
Cynthia: Yeah. Amen! Thank you so much. I really value my time with you. You guys are awesome, and I’m very glad you are in my life. Thank you.
Shane: Another awesome call from one of our Flip Your Life community members. To learn more about our Flip Your Life community, head over to flippedlifestyle.com/flipyourlife, and we help you with your online business today.
Jocelyn: Alright, next we are going to move into our Can’t Miss Moment segment of the show, and these are moments that we were able to experience recently that we might have missed if we were still working at our regular 9-to-5 jobs.
Shane: This week’s Can’t Miss Moment is working on our children’s YouTube channels. Our kids’ have now started a YouTube channel called FL Kids. You can check that out. We’ll have a link to it in our show notes for today’s podcast. But they’re doing all kinds of fun things. Our goal is really for them to just getting used to creating content, putting stuff out there in the world, not being shy on camera and man, they’re just having so much fun with it.
Anna Jo just did an amazing video where she got a squishy toy and cut it open and squirted water everywhere. Everybody laughed and had a great time. Me and Isaac are making videos, we were playing video games together, and we were like reviewing the games just like you would on a major website and telling parents and kids whether they’re fun or not. And they’re doing things like unboxing toys and playing with them, and just all kinds of fun stuff. Whatever they come up with. We’re kind of letting them guide us and the content here. It’s really cool to see them and the opportunities they have to be able to learn how to do all this online business stuff before they even know they’re learning it.
Jocelyn: We’re super proud of them. Some of their videos have hundreds, and some of them even thousands of views, and there are things that we do all the time that don’t get thousands of views in this amount of time. We’re super proud of them, they’re having a great time, and it’s really nice to be able to work on things together like business-related opportunities as a family.
Shane: The Flip Your Life podcast is not just about our Can’t Miss Moment, guys. We are all about our members’ success, and we wanted to share a member success story with you today.
Before we go, we wanted to share an actual success story from the success forums in the Flip Your Life membership. This week’s success story comes from Sabrina, and Sabrina writes, “I just received my first payment from online retailers.”
Jocelyn: The post says, “I just received my first payment from print on demand estimators of my book. I don’t know which distributors they were. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo, etc., but I sold 10 books.”
Shane: And there is a cool follow-up to this story. Sabrina actually just went to a conference. She sold a hundred more books. So she is really doing a great job promoting her content. A lot of people think it is just memberships, or it’s just online business. But there are so many people doing so many different things in the Flip Your Life community, whether it is selling on Amazon, maybe it is reselling on eBay, or eight maybe even writing books and selling them in marketplaces like Amazon. There are some new ways to make money online, and Sabrina is just rocking it with the path that she chose. Good job!
Shane: Before we go we like to close every single one of our shows with from a verse from the Bible. Today’s Bible verse comes from Proverbs 11:3 and the Bible says, “Honesty guides good people. Dishonesty destroys treacherous people.” Make sure you are always building an honest online business is full of integrity and you treat people the way you would want to be treated. That’s all the time we have for this week. As always, guys, thanks for listening to the Flipped Lifestyle podcast. Until next time, get out there, take action, do whatever it takes to Flip Your Life. We will see you then.