Hosting our membership experience, The Council, is one of my biggest business joys! Hearing about wins our members experience, though, really puts a cherry on top.
We recently asked Council Members to share their biggest wins of the year so far – whatever they felt amazing about! We love to celebrate these wins with them and it’s an honor to be a small part of so many big, bold, inspiring dreams.
The responses blew me away!
I knew our members were out there living the reality of running their dream businesses but, still. So much to celebrate. This community is inspiring and with their permission I’m going to share some of their wins with you here!
It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: our Members are real people, running real businesses alongside being parents, holding full time or part time jobs, having families, friends, pets, hobbies and other responsibilities.
Melissa, and Angela both had products featured in prominent places. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to see their product on TV or in a magazine!? Product features are fun but they mean more and have greater impact when your site and brand are set up to convert. I’m so glad that we are able to provide our members with the training and resources to know how to maximize opportunities like these.
Jessica saw an incredible revenue goal realized! She surpassed her 2020 total revenue within the first half of 2021. Amazing!!
Michelle told me that she was able to pay herself for months off while she was going through a breakup and moving and that her average order value nearly doubled in the past year! She told me that her visits are down, about 35% of what they were but that those visits are generating 68% of her revenue with “almost no marketing.” WHOA. (We do have two incredible lessons about increasing your average order value inside of The Council as well as a Resident Marketing Expert to lend advice and feedback!)
When we talk about “success” in business with our Members, we know that there are so many iterations and ways to feel and see success. All of these goals and any other goals people have are valid and supported. We know that no one starts a business to live out someone else’s version of success so we always encourage our makers to commit to their own vision and mission!
Council Members occupy several different levels of business from beginner to veteran entrepreneur! This creates community, not division because everyone in The Council has the same mindset when it comes to their business: they want to thrive on their own terms.
All of our Council Members are growing and winning in their season alongside each other! Regardless of where they are at, they all want to be helpful to others and share their wins and struggles, they all want to receive support and ask for help when they need it. These attitudes are not determined by current level but by big picture goal. All of our members are on the same level when it comes to the big picture goal: they want to build a business that feels good to them and that thrives on their own terms. Join us if you are reaching towards the same goal. The impact that a supportive community of colleagues can have on our business cannot be overstated. Makers see success sooner when they are fully supported, encouraged, confident and educated! See how we make it happen in The Council here.