This is Season Four, Episode One. The one where you learn about what the Six-Figure Deception is, with real life examples, ripped from the world of online marketing. It's different than the Six-figure Illusion or the Six-Figure Distinction, which I've talked about before. This is about chasing (or falling for) vanity metrics.
I also take you behind the scenes in my own business and show you how we took the Creative Freedom Incubator from zero to a living wage in less than two years.
If you’re listening to just the podcast, you’re only getting about a third of the deal. I’ve been doing Creative Freedom as a web series - we’re in our fourth season now, and we’re just now getting on the podcast bandwagon. We’re rolling out this new approach to reach you where you’re at.
00:40 - The 6 figure distinction vs. the 6-figure illusion
01:02 - What is the 6-Figure Deception?
02:06 - Vanity metrics and a real-life example from the publishing industry
03:18 - The financial breakdown of a shady, real-life example from a Facebook marketer
08:15 - The legal deception of an incomplete truth ("Sell the Sizzle - it's sexy!")
11:00 - My personal goal setting process, targeted on what really matters
12:30 - The ONLY metric that matters when your business is in Early Struggle
14:05 - The importance of careful experimentation (with a personal example)
19:45 - Plan. Do. Evaluate.
20:56 - Bottom line results vs. top-line vanity metrics
23:10 - Questions to ask yourself to get clarity on what you really need to track
This is Episode Two in a series of unscripted conversations I'm hosting on the podcast between seasons. This episode shares one of the first principles I started teaching to direct sellers when I first became a coach: The most important "product" that your company has to offer is you. No matter where you go, there you are, on display for the world to see, and if you represent a business, that's part of the reputation of the company.
As a creative entrepreneur, finding a niche can feel challenging if you don't solve a "problem" or "pain" with your Great Work. In this episode, I'm stealin' a process from the manufacturing world to help you hone in on why clients buy from you and how to find more clients just like 'em.