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The ultimate guide to getting your next 1,000 email subscribers

The ultimate guide to getting your next 1,000 email subscribers

Let’s pretend for a second that online marketing and attracting your potential customers is exactly like the long game of dating and finding your love-like-in-the-movies soulmate.

Instagram is the flirting phase of that long game.

On Instagram, you’re showing off your best self to attract a potential mate.

A little back and forth flirting. A follow. A follow back.

Next, you start dating.

Conversations in the direct messages, comments and likes on each other’s posts. (Ow, ow — things are heating up! 🔥)

It’s all fun and exciting, and you feel like a giddy school kid again!

Now you’re asking, “Elise… I’ve got them right where I want them. They’re super engaged on my Instagram profile and in my direct messages; they’re ready to take the next step. Tell me. How do I make things official?”

I’ll tell ya how to make things official.

Having them head on over to your website and join your email list. That’s where you put a ring on it.

So: how do we write this love story?

I’m no Nicholas Sparks (evidently) but I’ve got some ideas on how to turn 1,000 of those flirty Instagram followers into committed, long-term relationships (AKA email subscribers).

Starting at the first page...

How to use Instagram Story polls to strengthen your online business

How to use Instagram Story polls to strengthen your online business

The conversations I’ve had after posting Instagram Story polls have led to new clients, new business and real connections. (Plus, seeing poll responses is a fun way to pass the time at airports.)

No need for voter’s registration or proof of identification.

Anyone from anywhere in the world (with an Instagram account) can cast their ballot and weigh in on the debate!

Today, I’m going to show you how I use Instagram Story polls to conduct market research and strengthen my online business — both in messaging and in sales.

As a special bonus, I’m also including all the entertaining and cheeky ways that I use polls to engage with my audience!

Off to the polls we go!

How to write compelling website copy that books in clients

How to write compelling website copy that books in clients

When I first started my online business, I didn't know anything about writing copy that converts.

I’ve watched countless trainings, read a ton of blogs, signed up for all the top marketers’ emails, and had meetings with some of my industry's biggest thought leaders on what makes good copy actually good.

(I even attended a 3-day writing retreat hosted by Laura Belgray in the heart of Cinque Terre, Italy because... well, why not?)

Throughout all of my research, I slowly started crafting seductive copy for my two websites (canupy.com and elisedarma.com) and all my many landing pages (ClickFunnels tells me I’m currently at 194 pages #headexplodes) to ultimately turn my four-figure months into five-figure months.

So whether you're starting out or you've been running your business for a while — you can always learn a few new skills to improve your sales copy.

(Your lead gen and sales will thank you. 🙏)

Here are my top 6 tips for writing compelling website copy that actually converts and books in clients.

The ultimate gift guide for the entrepreneur in your life

The ultimate gift guide for the entrepreneur in your life

The holiday season is almost upon us!

It's time to whip out those Amazon wish lists and start filling up your cart with goodies for the festive season now.

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for the entrepreneur in your life or you really just want to spoil yourself — I've put together the ultimate holiday gift guide for the entrepreneur, freelancer or business owner in your life.

How to maintain a healthy relationship with social media while running your online business

How to maintain a healthy relationship with social media while running your online business

You would think that as the so-called “Instagram Chick,” I'm all over social media – all day, every day.

But the truth is: I'm in my social media apps for less than 1 hour each day.

I realized early on in my online business journey that in order to be a functional human being with a healthy relationship with social media AND run my growing online business, I needed to cut back on my social media usage.

Here’s how you can do the same!

How to pick the right business coach for you

How to pick the right business coach for you

5 days.

5 days is all it took for me to send an email to a potential business coach and then sign up with them – agreeing to the biggest investment EVER in my 2-year-old agency biz.

How much?

$1,000 a month for 4 months.

(It seems like chump change now compared to what I spend each month on Facebook ads 😀.)

But at the time I was eager. Excited. And ready to do the damn thing!

At that time, I had grown my personal Instagram account to about 20,000 followers. I knew there was potential to do something there – I just didn’t know what exactly.

So without further ado… here's how to find a business coach that's going to help you navigate the online world and be the perfect fit for YOU.

8 ways to make money with a side hustle

8 ways to make money with a side hustle

Whether you want extra cash each month to pay off student loans, treat yo' self to a tropical vacation or save towards a down payment for a house or car – you need a side hustle.

Here's why:

  • You get to be your own boss (and see what kind of employee you make 😉)

  • You decide your working hours

  • You control how much you get paid (time to raise the rates? OKAY)

  • You can create a life and career that you're 100% passionate about

And that beats working any part-time job at the mall on the weekends.

Here are 8 money-making side hustles you can start today… without quitting your full-time job.

5 reasons why you need to start a side hustle right now

5 reasons why you need to start a side hustle right now

Imagine sitting on a beach in Bali.

Sipping on your favorite cocktail, living your best life while earning a passive income on top of your full-time job.

This doesn't have to be a distant day-dream.

All you need to do is start a side hustle.

You can turn the skills you already have into a profitable business that will put you back in the driver's seat of your life.

Here are five reasons why I believe everyone should have at least one side hustle.