This is Season Four, Episode One. The one where you learn about what the Six-Figure Distinction 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
When I was much younger, I heard a joke that goes like this: "What do you call the guy who graduates last in his class from med school?" "Doctor." Now that my book, Creative Freedom is alive in the world, more people are talking about the harsh realities of building a profitable, sustainable business doing what […]
This is bonus episode 3 in a series of lessons learned from 25 years as a creative entrepreneur. Your business is NOT the Field of Dreams. If you built it, ya gotta market it or people ain't coming - or BUYING! At the core, marketing is sharing your message with an interested audience. But what's that message? And where do you find an interested audience? That's what we're looking at in this episode! You'll also hear about some real-world marketing examples and my "SIMPLE" framework for marketing and launching your offers.