Category Archives for "Build Your Business"

How to Adapt Your Business in Times of Social Distancing

There’s no way around it… Because of COVID-19, things are changing and businesses will have to adjust in order to survive the upcoming times.

The past couple of days, I’ve been having a ton of chats with friends and family and once the basics about food, medication and shelter are covered, the conversation shifts really quickly to business.

What’s going to happen? How to deal with a decline in revenue? Which businesses will thrive in this crisis? 

In this article, I’ll share my perspective on what I think small business owners, like you, can do to get through these difficult times.

Announcing Our Latest Mega Manual: Freelance Digital Marketing — The Ultimate Guide

Following fast on the heels of our first ultimate guide about How To Start an Online Business....

Thrive Themes is proud to announce our next release in this mega series of deep-dive guides:

This was a gigantic undertaking and we’re extremely proud to bring you what we believe to be the definitive guide to starting a freelance digital marketing career.

If you’ve ever contemplated freelance marketing, or you’re currently serving marketing clients as a contractor, or you’re simply looking for new tricks to scale your business, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this guide. 

Are Online Courses Still a Good Business Model in 2020 & Beyond?

Are you thinking of launching an online course? Or are you already building an online course business and wondering what the future holds?

There are some big changes happening in the online course landscape. Your chances of surviving and succeeding in this space will depend on whether you understand these changes... and how you respond to them.

In this post, you'll discover the 6 things you need to know about the future of the online course business model and the 1 thing you need to succeed in 2020 and beyond.

Our Very First Ultimate Guide — Starting an Online Business in 2020 (for Beginners)

You may have noticed that we’ve been a little absent from posting educational content on our Thrive Themes blog lately.

If you’ve been wondering what happened, not to worry... we didn’t forget about you. ;-)

Our team was actually hard at work on an important content project we think you’re really going to enjoy.

In fact, it’s now time to share the most epic piece of free content we’ve ever created.

The first ever Ultimate Guide from Thrive Themes — built entirely with Thrive Architect of course!

It's a detailed roadmap for aspiring solopreneurs teaching how to bootstrap an online business with very limited resources (a.k.a. time and money).

Did you already start reading this guide? We’d love to know what you think by leaving us a comment at the end of this blog post!

Why We Wrote this Ultimate Business Guide

If you’ve been interested in building an online business, then we’re sure you've already heard that they’re scalable, affordable and can yield high returns.

But amidst the ocean of hype out there promising “overnight success” and — let’s face it — BS advice, how do you really know where to start?

How to Get Clients Fast: 15 Actionable Strategies You Can Deploy Today

Ever wish finding new clients worked a bit like getting snacks out of a vending machine? 

You put a dollar in, turn the lever and... tada! 

Out pops a new lead raring to work with you.

No more questions of how to get clients. You just need to put that dollar aside each week. 

Instead — getting clients can often feel like a game of luck, leaving you unsure where to put your time and effort to secure your next gig. 

It doesn’t have to be like that. 

Why?

Because we went ahead and built that new client vending machine for you ;)

We’ve found the 15 best low or no-cost ways to get clients for your consulting, service or freelance digital marketing business. In this post, we’ll explain how to execute each client acquisition method with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Whether you…

  • Have just started out and are wondering how to find new clients
  • Are struggling with working in the business vs. spending time finding clients
  • Or are looking for a reliable stream of clients now that your business is running well...

...this article is going to be useful for you.

How To Use Membership Plugins With Thrive Apprentice Courses

If you use a membership plugin to protect content on your WordPress site, you might be wondering:

“Can I protect Thrive Apprentice courses with my membership tool?”

You may be surprised to know that Apprentice will already work with many membership pluginsdepending on how they are setup.

We already have deep integrations with MemberMouse, MemberPress, Wishlist Member — and our integration with SendOwl lets you bypass the need for membership tools entirely...

...But this doesn't mean that Thrive Apprentice won't work with your membership plugin!

In this video tutorial, you'll discover a setup that works for other popular tools such as:

  • s2Member
  • Restrict Content Pro
  • Active Member 360
  • Ultimate Membership Pro
  • Memberium
  • aMember

...and many more.

Automate Your Online Scheduling Using a 2-Step Lightbox in Thrive Leads

In a previous Thrive Themes blog post, we explained how you can use a pre-designed landing page template to get your new online coaching clients to book their own “free consult” appointments with you.

Now, I thought my tutorial was a pretty slick example of how you can integrate an automated scheduling tool with Thrive Architect.

But after publishing, one of our readers quickly showed us an even more efficient way to do it by adding Thrive Leads to the mix:

Fitness & Nutrition Coach Stephen Box left us an awesome comment about how he automates his new client scheduling using Thrive Leads.

So are you ready to follow Stephen’s lead and learn how to upgrade your New Coaching Client generation page with a Thrive Leads ThriveBox (a popup lightbox that’s triggered on text, image or button click)?

Awesome sauce! Read on...

How To Automate Your Coaching Client Bookings with Thrive Architect

If you run an online coaching business, you know that scheduling new clients can quickly become a logistics nightmare.

First the client reaches out to work with you by email...

...then you have to reply to their inquiry with all your basic explainer info as well as possible times for them to schedule their initial consult call.

But then they respond saying that the times you suggested aren’t possible — and don't offer any alternatives!

Pretty soon, you find yourself in a time consuming game of email ping-pong before the appointment time gets locked down. But of course the inevitable happens...

said client totally forgets about the call and no shows on you: Rinse. Recycle. Repeat.

If you’re an online coach, this sort of scheduling nightmare needs to become a thing of the past, but how?

The Backwards Pricing Principle for Online Course Creators

How much should you sell your online course for?

This is a difficult question that most online course creators will spend far too much time on.

Choosing a price for your online course is complicated. Too high and you mightn’t get sales, but too low will undervalue your product and limit your earning capacity.

When the ‘cost-per-unit’ of your product is nearly non-existent, how do you choose the right price? It’s not like each new student costs you extra in physical manufacturing costs.

Let’s have a look at some pricing psychology - the Thrive Themes way - to figure out what you should charge for your online course.

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