Should You Invest in That Course/Program?

 

This conversation has been top of mind for me for a long time, and it feels like the right time to bring this up! I want to answer the question, “how do I know if this course or program is a good investment for me?”

I truly believe that the success of your business is dictated by the quality of the questions you ask, and the most common questions I get asked on a daily basis are: 

  • “How is your program different?”
  • “How can you guarantee my success?”
  • “Is it worth the cost?”
  • “Should I invest in a coach?” 
  • “What program or course should I take next?” 

These questions, while valid and asked with good intentions, keep us playing small in our businesses. My intention with this episode is to help you show up as better business leaders in your daily work, and show you a new perspective about making an investment in a program or course. 

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How a College Dropout Built a Multi-Million Dollar Global Brand

 

You guys get to meet one of my business heros today! I am thrilled to be sharing my conversation with bestselling author & CEO, Emma Isaacs. 

Emma is the founder and CEO of Business Chicks, a community that reaches 500,000 women worldwide. Not only that, but she is a bestselling author and a mom to six kids (she even live streamed the birth of her sixth child, how badass!) 


I love Emma because she embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship with her philosophy of winging it - we chat in depth about why taking action beats planning every time in business.

Her new book, Winging It, is actually kicking off our inaugural Cubicle to CEO Book Club at the end of this month! If you’re interested in joining us, shoot me a DM @missellenyin so I can give you the invite.

Keep reading to learn how this college dropout owned a successful recruiting business by age 18, grew the Business Chicks community from 200 women to over half a million, and her top tips for networking...

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How I Made $209,264 in 90 Days (Q3 2020 Income Report)

 

This is the much anticipated episode where we are covering my quarter three income report, and how I made $209,264 in the last 90 days!

I went the most in depth I ever have in this episode, so I am so excited to share with you all the things that I’ve learned over the course of the last 90 days. We take a look at all of the expenses, the biggest shifts I’ve experienced, who we’ve hired and why, our targets moving forward as a company, and more. 

I bear it all for you guys, down to the dollar, so I really hope these reports provide value for you in your business and promote transparency in an industry that doesn’t always do so.  


Enjoy these income reports & want to catch up on previous ones? Check them out below!

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5 Listeners Ask Me Their Burning Business Questions

 

We recently celebrated the one year anniversary of this show! To celebrate we decided to host a fun giveaway and invite five listeners to come on the show and ask me any question they had about their business, and I would answer it hot-seat style. So, that’s this episode! We have five amazing business owners asking really insightful questions that I think a lot of you will find really beneficial, not only to have those questions answered, but to know that you’re not alone in this thing called entrepreneurship! 

If you like these kinds of episodes, let us know! Send us a DM @cubicletoceo on IG, and be sure to join our thriving community of business owners in our free Facebook group, the Cubicle to CEO Podcast Lounge.

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Connect With Our Amazing Winners

1. Cassie Nadeau, Singer and songwriter of Cassie Nadeau Music or on IG: @cassienadeaumusic
2. Jackie Ciaramella, Coach of ...

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How I made $120,458.70 In 3 Months (Q2 2020 Income Report)

 

Welcome back to another quarterly income report! This episode is super special because it's the one year anniversary of this podcast! I can't believe this podcast has been around for a full year. I looked at the stats recently, and discovered that our little podcast has been listened to in 1300 cities across the globe! I am so full of gratitude to all of you guys who have supported this passion project by listening, leaving reviews, and coming alongside me in my journey. THANK YOU.

In this episode, I break down how I made over $100K so far this quarter, some of the biggest changes I've made in the last three months (hiring my first full-time employee), how my $27 tiny offer made 40% of my revenue this quarter, and the importance of pivoting and persisting in business.

If you want to learn more about what a tiny offer is, and how you can create a profitable tiny offer for your business, check out my good friend Allie Bjerk's program, Tiny Offer Lab.

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The Surprising Reason Why You Struggle With Shiny Object Syndrome + Giving Up Too Early

 

 Hang out with us inside our free Facebook group, The Cubicle to CEO Podcast Lounge!

Welcome back to another solo episode! This week's episode is on a really juicy topic that has completely transformed the way that I do business. It is the Dunning Kruger effect. I was first introduced to this concept by a friend & business mentor of mine, and it has radically changed the way that I look at my behavior patterns around business. If you struggle with shiny object syndrome, or feel like you start things but never finish them, this episode is a short discussion on this topic where I break down why this happens, how you can avoid it, and show up for your own life.

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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode

  • Feeling things get hard is not your fault - it is the Duninng Kruger high.
  • The Dunning Kruger effect is a phenomenon when at the beginning of any new thing, our confidence is disproportionately high.
  • The...
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Birthday Q&A: Ask Me Anything

 

In celebration of my 26th birthday (this Wednesday, May 6th) I am answering your burning questions, both business related and personal. I had so much fun with this episode! I have to say - you guys really showed up and answered some quality questions!

Check out the timestamps below to see who asked what, and where in this episode you can find specific answers!

2:40 - Britney Gardner of The Show Up System: What is the next best thing if you’re not able to do sales calls?

4:30 - What is your favorite & least favorite thing about podcasting?

7:57 -  Heather Stewart of Prosperity Flow Coaching: When you are starting to get coaching clients but you don't have a large library of additional offerings for them to access - what have you found is the best way to keep them in your funnel and keep them engaged with your business?

10:22 - Elizabeth Stuckey of Raise Your Words Design: Do you recommend splitting into separate Instagram accounts if you have two different...

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Staying Profitable Through COVID-19 & My Q1 2020 Business Review

 

My team and I wanted to do something to give back, so we're offering FIVE $100 grants to small business owners who need an economic boost right now. Apply here by April 13th (Easter): www.ellenyin.com/grant

I know a lot of you are worried right now. These are uncertain times, especially for small business owners, and I want to be sensitive to that. However, I believe this is actually a time to see your business thrive rather than shutting down, hiding, and focusing on the lack. Keep listening for my insights on how to profit through COVID-19, not from it, the best resources to protect your business financially right now, and an end of Q1 update on my business + reflection on the last three years of growth.

More Resources From This Episode:

1. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan
2. Payroll Protection Program
3. Kelli Loo CPA's Blog on the PPP SBA Loan
4. Kelli Loo CPA's Blog on CARES Act & SBA Loans
5. Gravy Solutions Blog
6. Hashtag Hacks $27 Mini-Course

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Income Report: How I Made $26,479.84 in July 2019

 

Service-based entrepreneurs, are you tired of being on the content hamster wheel + hustling for more followers without more income? I created a FREE, on-demand training just for you on how to use my step-by-step client attraction system to create your first $10K month, WITHOUT a large audience or complicated marketing strategies! Claim your bonus gift by watching now: ellenyin.com/class

Want an inside look into my business finances? This episode is a behind the scenes breakdown of my highest revenue month EVER. I reveal exactly how I made $26,479.84 in July 2019, what my income streams and profit margin were, where I spent money (including my biggest expenses + best investments), and which number you should focus on when it comes to reviewing your own income report.

I started releasing monthly income reports in January 2019 in an effort to promote greater transparency in my entrepreneurial journey, and it's been so rewarding bringing you guys behind the scenes on my business...

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From Cubicle to CEO: The Entrepreneur’s Secret to Success - Live at Spark Portland 2019

 

Service-based entrepreneurs, are you tired of being on the content hamster wheel + hustling for more followers without more income? I created a FREE, on-demand training just for you on how to use my step-by-step client attraction system to create your first $10K month, WITHOUT a large audience or complicated marketing strategies! Claim your bonus gift by watching now: ellenyin.com/class

In this episode, I’m sharing the speech that I gave at the Spark Portland Summit in Portland, Oregon. This was my first time speaking onstage and I got to share my story of how I quit my 9-5, and went on to build my business. It was such an incredible experience and I’m so grateful to my friend, Rachel O’Rourke for the invitation to speak (check out episode 5 for my interview with her), so sit back, enjoy, and I hope you all take something away from this.

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