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We are excited to announce our PRO Book Club! These books have been selected especially to help entrepreneurs and professionals continue to learn and grow professionally and personally. If you would be interested in reading along with us, and receiving an invitation to book club discussions, you can sign up here:
What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better—and smarter—solution is simply to remain small? This book explains how to do just that.
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The price of gas continues to be a major cost for many of us. We've found the app GetUpside which pays you back for simply purchasing gas at participating stations. Rewards can be received as a gift card to any number of popular stores, or can be received as cash directly from GetUpside. By clicking on this link, you could earn as much as $0.15 per gallon on your first purchase (promotion subject to change). To sign up, simply click here or on the logo below.
Do you provide training for clients, coworkers, or organizations? One of the best online education platforms available is Teachable.com. PRO uses Teachable to create courses that are both exclusive to our members, as well as courses that are available to the public. If you want to create courses that your audience can take at their own convenience, you should consider using Teachable.com! Click here, or on the logo below to learn more, or to start your FREE 14 DAY TRIAL.
Email management can take a lot of time that could be spent on other productive activities. How to you keep your audience informed? Are you able to automate your emails based on specific criteria of each person on your email list? Wouldn't it be great to be able to automate which email each person receives, and automatically categorize them based on previous actions? Well, that's why we love ConvertKit ... it's the simple way to communicate with your audience. You can even get started with basic functions for free! To get started with ConvertKit, click here.
We are excited to announce our new affiliate partnership with Smart Passive Income. Pat Flynn is one of our favorite social media influencers, a best selling author, and terrific educator. For over a decade, Pat has created online courses to teach entrepreneurs how to develop high ranking podcasts, create online courses, and maximize results with proven email marketing strategies. One of the topics PRO members bring up regularly has to do with email marketing. Not only is building a large email list important, but knowing how and when to deliver a message that creates results are also key to making your email marketing profitable. If you want to make your email marketing more effective, we highly recommend this course by Pat. For more information, click here.
Have you ever thought about creating an exclusive online community around your business, hobby, or organization? After evaluating a number of options, we at PRO decided to go with Circle. It's intuitive design makes it easy for you to communicate with members of your community, send private messages, and create spaces designated for specific topics. No need to wade through the clutter of seeing what your neighbor had for lunch or your cousin's vacation pictures when you're trying to reach your audience of like minded people. Try out Circle for yourself with a FREE 14 DAY TRIAL. To sign up for your FREE TRIAL, click here.
If you've ever heard me talk about influencers, you've probably heard me mention Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income podcast), Sean Cannell (Think Media), and Luria Petrucci (Live Streaming Pros). There are a multitude of great content creators that we can recommend, and we will continue to add to this list to help you find the information you need.
If you're an entrepreneur, think like an entrepreneur, or want to be an entrepreneur, then you definitely need to listen to Pat Flynn's SPI podcast. Not only does Pat provide terrific content, but he also has created some great online courses for those wanting to learn about any number of topics including podcasting, email marketing, and how to create your own online courses. Here at the PRO Business Support Community, we are proud affiliates for Pat's courses, and you can see some of our recommendations on this page. To check out the Smart Passive Income podcast, click here.
If you are creating videos, or want to learn how to create videos that can help you grow your business, then Think Media and Video Influencers are channels you should follow on YouTube. Sean is one of the best selling authors of the book YOUTUBE SECRETS (which you can buy here). To learn how to get more views on YouTube, visit Think Media here.
For those of you who want to learn how to create live video on Facebook, YouTube, or anywhere else, then check out Live Streaming Pros. Luria Petrucci has been one of the top trainers and sought after speakers on the topic. She live streams on Facebook and YouTube several times a week, and answers questions related to content, tech, software, and presentation regularly. Do you have some fear of going live on social media? Luria can help with that too. Visit Live Streaming Pros on Facebook here, or on YouTube here.
Other podcasts you may want to check out include: John Lee Dumas' ENTREPRENEURS ON FIRE, and Amy Porterfield's ONLINE MARKETING MADE EASY. You can find these podcasts on your favorite podcasting platforms.