Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN, Coach, Reiki Master
During the month the group met, my list grew exponentially. Since the group has ended, during one month I set a goal to add 100 new names to my list– and I reached that goal! It’s exciting to see new subscribers flooding into my mailbox every single day!
What’s even more exciting is that I have only implemented just a few of Alicia’s tips and techniques —I can only imagine how much faster my list will grow as I continue to follow Alicia’s instructions.
I have been teaching communication skills for 10 years. During that time I have taught and participated in hundreds of classes — and I was BLOWN AWAY at the amount and quality of information Alicia shared with the group each week.
As I move forward in my business I often refer back to the list-building strategies Alicia taught me. What she taught during the LBWG is the most valuable business information I have learned.
If you’ve never taken anything from Alicia — make this class your first. Your business will move to a higher level as a result!”
Felicia J. Slattery, M.A., M.Ad.Ed.
Communication Consultant, Speaker & Coach
I *knew* the ezine box was really important, but my web designer and developer didn’t understand that, and couldn’t really give me help or guidance. Seeing that you placed many strategies related to the ezine box at the top of the list, I realized I wasn’t wrong to give it a lot of attention. Strategies #9 through #13, #15, #19, #30 and #32 weren’t on my radar yet. It was great to learn about all these new possibilities. #32 seems really fun and easy — I never would have guessed it was effective.
The level of clarity and organization with which you deliver emails, reminders, preparation ideas, downloadable content, the support blog, etc. give an excellent support structure! Again, this reduced any sense of potential overwhelm.
The amount of detail and sample language you gave made an overwhelming-seeming project a lot less overwhelming. I like how down-to-earth your style is, and it’s grounded in a lot of specifics. You’re very concise and articulate.
I *loved* that the class took place over a month so that I could chew on things and attempt implementation. Being able to ask you questions was extremely attractive and of immense added value.
Thanks for the amazing work you’re doing! I can tell you put a lot of care and energy into all you do.”
I jumped in with enthusiasm and never missed a beat. My knowledge expanded and I grew so much with this program. For example, I fine-tuned my niche even more and surveyed my list to find out what their problems were. I created a free ecourse as another enticement to sign up for my ezine list. Lots more. But probably most gratifying to me was learning all the ways to grow my list. I implemented several and my list grew by 40% in six weeks.
Joining this group kept me on task and accountable. I highly recommend it!”
Coaching/Consulting for Creative Multipreneurs
“I came to Alicia’s program thinking I knew most of the strategies and information that would be provided. I signed up because I liked the idea of having accountability for putting list building strategies into action, and because I had recently made growing my newsletter list a priority. Much to my surprise and delight, I learned so many things that I didn’t know. Many of the strategies Alicia provided are ideas I have not heard of in my 10 years of running and marketing my business.
Just in the short time the class was running, I applied several strategies, resulting in a 25% increase in my list! As I apply other strategies I learned, I know I will experience even faster growth, with well-qualified people signing up. Even better, Alicia’s ideas can be implemented with little or no cost! I am looking forward to continuing to grow my list and having an audience that wants my coaching and my products! Thanks Alicia!”
Anne Marie Bennett
Health and Wellness Coach (ACE)
The scope and vision of my business has expanded and I know I have the ability and the tools to grow into the entrepreneur I am meant to be!”
Jamie Ridler MA CPCC
Creative Living Coach & Director of Jamie Ridler Studios
Thank you, Alicia, for finally creating a marketing program that has everything I need – good information, steps, a timeline and resources to complete those steps.”
The Queen of Thriving Holistic Businesses
I wanted to tell you how fantastic I think it is and how much it is helping me – even though I thought I had things very much synced! I am only on page 46 (Step 2) but already I have learned so much more about myself and who I want to work with, I can’t wait to make it through to the other side.
I have to tell you, I couldn’t put the exercises down (I have them filed in a binder). In the end I had to tell myself to stop as I’ve got to get the web site written! You’ve really thought of everything.
Many thanks for your time and thanks, again, for your 21 Steps!”
Karen Knowler | The Raw Food Coach
In that six weeks, I have implemented just three of the 21 STEPS and already the number of people who are signing up for my “pink spoon” has increased about 50%. I have also done a Zoomerang Survey with my newsletter readers and that was the best idea yet!
I now have solid, valid, real-time information about what my readers are looking for.
Alicia is a good writer, but not only that, she really cares about her clients. She is quick to answer emails, and her correspondence always makes me smile. I am so grateful to her for sharing her gifts with the world…. her work is making MY work a whole lot more enjoyable, expansive, productive, and lucrative!”
Anne Marie Bennett
I also wanted to chime in about how happy I am with your 21 Steps program. I have purchased several other marketing programs, and while they all provided good information, none provided the steps, resources and direction I was looking for.
21 Steps provides the exact steps I need to take, and when I need to take them! 21 Steps also provides many of the resources I was looking for – where to post my articles, worksheets, webhosting sites, etc.
Since I purchased your program the traffic to my website has increased dramatically and my subscriber database has already increased by over 10%.
Thank you, Alicia, for finally creating a marketing program that has everything I need – good information, steps, a timeline and resources to complete those steps.
I’m looking forward to learning more from you in your weekly emails and the coaching cafe.”
Before working through the 21 Steps, I was floundering around… even though I had purchased other programs, and books, and e-courses… The 21 Steps was so easy to follow, and the Steps were so easy to implement.
Thank you for sharing this completely reputable system that can lead anyone to success!”
Business Empowerment Maven
Thank you Alicia for all your hard work in putting this together for me and all other coaches who are determined to make good happen in our lives and for others!”
My head has kept thinking on her fabulous ideas. She’s great! ”
I met Alicia and learned about her 21 Steps program, heard all the wonderful reviews and I jumped at the opportunity to purchase the program when the revised version came out.
I knew I needed to create passive income streams in order to take my business to the next level and I am a firm believer in investing in your business!
When I heard about the TAG Group, I felt like it was the answer to my next problem; which was “ok, when do I find the time to read through and implement this program?” I am busy and I sometimes find it difficult to “schedule” my business development time.
I knew this would be perfect; a weekly set time to be taught the program step by step and an interactive time each week to brainstorm with the group. I love interacting in a group environment, and I was motivated to work through this program, and the group gave me the accountability that was essential!
This has been one of the best investments I have made in my business. By working through the program step by step, I have learned and begun applying list building, product development, and networking steps into my business and I am already seeing the results.
I have also developed great relationships with other professionals in the class and in my opinion those opportunities are always priceless! I have picked up two new clients since starting the program (one of them being a member of the class!), launched my blog, created my free taste, and also held my first webinar.
Alicia is a fabulous teacher, and every aspect of this class demonstrates her skills, knowledge, talents and integrity. She gives of herself fully; this is not a “tease” for something more. This program provides all of the tools and resources you need to begin taking action and creating your passive income streams. It exceeded all of my expectations which in this day and age, is something that I really “rave” about!
I would be happy to speak to anyone who has questions or is thinking about investing in their business and are not quite sure if this is the program for them. I will share my experiences and answer questions to the best of my abilities.
Because of this group I now have the confidence and knowledge to take the ideas that before were just bouncing around inside of my head, and implement the steps to create the passive income my business needs!”
The Simple Solution Virtual Assistance
It’s just weeks, with the direction and focus from you through the live calls, the support and accountability of the group and the additional support of the members of the coaching cafe I hired my first Virtual Assistant-to hand off the technical ‘stuff’ to, created my first information product (which was edited brilliantly by Lou Bortone, a fellow 21Stepper), held my first two teleseminars, and I’m in the process of setting up my automated systems! Yeah!
I’ve shifted from a sense of confusion and overwhelm into clarity, focus and direction. Now I can reach even more people with my message of forgiveness.”
Out of Shame, Into Forgiveness, Onward to Freedom
I have set up an invite site, improved my ezine, written articles and marketed them and am beginning to get into social networking. All of this is building my list of people who are interested in what I have to offer. There’s a huge world out there and Alicia shows you how to get access to it.
Before 21Steps I already had a website which was very pretty but was not doing much because the strategy was unfocused. I had no way of telling the world what I did in a way that they could understand. I had no idea how to make people really interested in my services. I thought selling a service was so difficult and it was luck if anyone discovered me.
I now have a strategy for online marketing and specific steps I can implement to reach my goals. I have something specific to say and can give a clearer message to my niche, who have problems I can show them how to solve. This is no “hard sell”, this is showing my skills to the parts of the universe that are ready to receive what I have to offer.
I have had my name out there on the web because of the articles I have written, signups to my list are now continuous instead of occasional and I have been able to focus on one niche and create an invite site that, with the power of focus, will bring in the clients I want. Half way through the 21 steps I got a top notch coaching client as a direct result of my focus on niche. I’m still working on the final part of the 21 Steps but I’m already feeling the benefit of this course.
If you want to get an online presence that will benefit you and the rest of the world do this course.
If you have any questions over the value of this course email me!”
Nutrition and Health Coach
Your program was exactly what I needed to jump-start my action.
And talk about RESULTS!!!
During the program, I successfully created a new e-course, a new 20 Powerful Minutes Presentation preparation service with accompanying sales page, was interviewed for my first podcast, recorded a podcast myself, created a new brand image for my professional communication consulting work, completed a new website, and identified my ideal clients.
I used your suggestions for list-building and I increased my list by more than 100 names in just one month—and that number has climbed to well over 1000 since and continues to grow daily. Further, I have more paying clients and people signing up for my paid services regularly now. My cash flow has gone from a trickle to a deluge in just weeks!
I am thrilled I was able to be a part of your 21 Steps Action Group. Your work is amazing – and so simple to follow!
I’ve taken several telecourses with you in the past and each was wonderful for helping me develop a specific part of my business. But what I was missing was a comprehensive plan to pull all the bits and pieces together.
Of course having your most recent edition of 21 Easy and Essential Steps to Online Success System is a great tool. But personally, I know myself and to be motivated to actually follow all the steps you so clearly lay out in the book, I knew I would need some kind of structured class in order to get the work done.
I felt totally supported along the way and loved knowing I had you in my corner offering me specific help to solve my particular challenges as they arose.
What I enjoyed most has been the interaction with you as well as the other group members on each call. Because I work only part-time hours from home and am alone in most of my business decisions, your group enabled me to get out of my own head and bounce some ideas around with others.
I loved having the group to turn to for information on niche development, teleclass suggestions, and even for feedback on my new book now under development.
Does your program help people succeed? You bet it does! Anyone who follows your simple steps and participates with the support of you and the group will definitely succeed.
I’d love to share my experience with anyone who is interested in learning more. Just send ‘em my way.”
Felicia J. Slattery, M.A., M.Ad.Ed.
Communication Consultant, Speaker & Coach
I bought 21 Steps when it first came out in 2006. Even though I had been in business for quite some time at that point, the 21 Steps really helped me focus, and add new, effective systems to my business. I was able to more easily reach the people I wanted to reach, and I was able to create income on a regular basis in my business.
Then when I saw that Alicia was adding TAG to her offerings, I jumped on it. In fact, I couldn’t get into the group fast enough! I knew 21 Steps worked tremendously the first time… and it was so easy, I followed it really well on my own. But, with the added benefit of meeting with Alicia and the other entrepreneurs each week, I knew my business was going to take yet another turn.
I was right. My business has become even more effective since joining the 21 Steps TAG. I’ve re-focused my niche, and I went deeper with the mission and vision of my business. As a result, I’m gaining record numbers of e-zine subscribers, I’ve made several amazing business connections, I’m getting a ton more exposure, and of course, I’m gaining new clients as well!
If you are considering joining the 21 Steps TAG but you still aren’t sure, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to go into fine detail about exactly why I’ve purchased 21 Steps twice, and why I jumped on the Take Action Group.”
The program introduced me to a step-by-step approach that helped me complete critical tasks toward establishing an online business. With each step I completed, I felt I was building the strength of my online business. I was extremely motivated knowing others in the group were working on the very same tasks, and I could ask for help when needed. I no longer felt so alone in this online journey!
The most significant improvements I’ve experienced, so far working with the program, are I learned how to do things that I hadn’t even thought about doing before in building an online business…like really fine-tuning who my market niche is, and finding out where they hang out. (It’s hard to believe that I was doing this activity all wrong!). Also, Alicia tells what resources are the best ones to use, and how to really find out what my market wants. Best of all, I know I made much greater forward progress by participating in the group, than had I continued to try to do it all on my own.
Through research, I found I was offering my market a product they wanted. But, I was communicating my marketing message wrong! So, I renamed my core product and rolled out the *new and improved* version this week, and my subscribers bought! I’m now earning more money online, and I can guarantee you I would not have accomplished this without the TAG.
In a nutshell, I defined my niche, identified additional niches to market to, created two new for-fee products, a new free taste, I refined my marketing message, and optimized my web site, built my list—and I’m not finished, yet!
I would be thrilled to speak with anyone about this coaching program, and give it my highest recommendation. Thanks, Alicia!”
Bonita L. Richter, MBA
Your 21 Easy & Essential Steps to Online Success System(TM) Take Action Group has helped me align and clarify my business goals and purpose.
Before taking your class, I was very confused on how to infuse both my physical (Aromatherapy) products and my services (future information products) together. I was struggling with this for a long time before taking your class and as I journeyed through your process, I had an A~HA moment and it became so crystal clear. Plus, I did not have a well-defined niche.
Now because I have taken your 21 Easy Step Success System, I not only have I narrowed down my niche, but I now have all these tools to implement into my business that are going to allow me to find the people who I really want to work with and who are going to benefit most from my products.
I cannot begin to tell you how much of a weight you have lifted off my shoulders! I’ve redesigned my website because of your help with clarifying my vision. I’ve also created information products which I never thought I’d be able to do. I’ve developed a new email signature line, tagline and now have a unique way to verbally tell people what I do with my new 30-second introduction. Plus, I’ve implemented new ezine ideas and have added a sign-up box with my new free taste-all this and more has materialized because of your help and your amazing 21 Easy Step Success System.
I also have to say how great the whole group taking the class has been with feedback and with inspiring each other-it’s been such a pleasure! Thank you!
If anyone questions the value of your coaching program, please have them call/email me. I’ll be happy to talk to them about it. ”
Alicia’s TAG course has completely led me to my niche markets, taught me how to interact with them, and create wonderful programs that keep them in our online school and sending referrals our way. We are growing leaps and bounds.
For all of the “traditional” bricks and mortar people who said this couldn’t be done and that online learning had nothing to offer, we have proven ourselves in ways we didn’t even
All the while I’ve been able to maintain the joy that took me down this road in the first place.
Alicia, thank you for all that you have taught me and for helping me serve a community who was ready to go online. May you continue to have great success.
update: Since I’ve written this email even more has happened. We are exploding with new business and developing a new online learning site for Swedish students who need tutoring and tutors who need students. It’s way too much fun!”
Very truly yours,
Co-owner and Director of Public Relations
Let me tell you, I got a LOT!
Alicia provided so many pieces that were missing in my puzzle. She provided specific answers. She shared generously from her own knowledge and experience.
She gave me the confidence to continue and advance one step at a time, knowing that when I needed an answer, it would be available.
Sometimes, having an expert to provide answers to a few critical questions makes a huge difference.
Alicia is that expert. She makes it all seem easy.”
Ann Bell, Artist
I feel so much better prepared than before I enrolled in your program!
As a result of working with you, I hired a VA, set up my free taste, and am getting ready to put out my first e-book, “4 Weeks to a Happy Marriage”. I am adding groups to my business, both via telephone and in-office and my enthusiasm and commitment to my success has never been higher!
Just so you know, the most useful steps for me were Step 10, Generating Traffic and Building my List and Steps 16-18, creating my first for-fee product.
I also loved connecting with you on the phone and the audios are priceless, especially when I was unable to make the calls.
You are an inspirational role model and I appreciate all that you do for the internet marketing world. My hat’s off to you.”
Harriette Lowenstein, MA, LMFT
My niche has become much clearer; in fact I am very clear on my target market. I am more focused, and I have made several changes to my business as a result. Participating in the weekly calls and the discussion list has generated so many ‘Ah-a’ moments for me, something which I don’t think I would ever have managed on my own without the support of Alicia and the other members of the TAG.
Since starting the TAG I have launched my second product, set up a separate website for my ezine, am feeling more focused in my business, and have a clear path for how I am going to take my business forward into the future.
Alicia, if you ever get anyone wanting to speak with a past ‘TAG graduate’ I’d be more than happy to speak with them. Your TAG has been invaluable to me.”
Sandy Rees, CFRE
It’s a workshop that has value for any business owner who wants to use the internet to grow their business. Participants in 2010 came from all over the world, had online and/or ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses; some were just starting out, others were seasoned business owners – all were agreed that OBBW was well worth attending. In fact I’ve a feeling that many of us will be there again next year!
Alicia is extremely knowledgeable, very informative, very authentic & transparent and extremely approachable often staying during breaks to talk to attendees.”
Gillian Pritchett, MA. CPFA.
Business consultant and coach
I loved the intimate size of this workshop which allowed me to connect with the other participants on a personal level. Alicia’s authenticity and warmth nurtures an environment of sharing, compassion and growth that I’ve not experienced anywhere else. I am excited about my business again and ready to move confidently toward my goals for the coming year.”
Green Kite Virtual Assistance
“Alicia, thank you again for your guidance! I am having an AWESOME summer! I feel so peaceful & relaxed, and I’m having so much FUN with my family — and just like you said, the momentum in my business & interest in my services has grown substantially!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!”
Not only did I discover that I do indeed have a Signature System, but I found the confidence to finally commit to taking my business to the next level.
By the time I boarded my plane home I had crafted my entire business plan for 2011 which included what products I was launching, the timeline for all my launches and the exact breakdown of how I was going to reach my new income goal.
It was so exhilarating to see it all come together…. I had been piecing things together unsuccessfully for years and realized that what I really needed was someone to take my hand and show me how to set it up from start to finish. Happily, that’s exactly what I got!
Two thumbs way up for Alicia’s OBBW!”
As soon as I met Alicia, I knew that I had made a great decision to attend the OBB workshop. Alicia is as genuine as she is in her newsletters.
She is a skilled speaker and successful business woman who gave me tools on the first day that I could implement as soon as I got home. The three day workshop what packed with the exact things that Alicia did to grow her business to multiple six figures.
I made a great decision to attend the workshop, and hope to work with Alicia again. Thank you, Alicia, for giving me the tools I needed!”
It was wonderful to connect with Alicia in person and she gave huge value with her gracious, honest style – would highly recommend attending!”
- I’ve started a second business and needed to outline my signature system. Yes, I could have done this one my own, but it’s difficult to set aside the time in my normal surroundings. PLUS, I had a ton of ideas running through my mind and it was INVALUABLE to have someone to bounce my thoughts off of and receive direct feedback (thank you to Cathy!).
- Attending a live workshop is a fantastic opportunity for me to meet individuals I see online face-to-face and better determine the potential for future collaborations.
And as an added FYI, I didn’t hear a single person attending OBBW say one negative thing about the content Alicia provided. So many attendees were raving about how much information they received and how open Alicia is about sharing her business, what she’s done, what’s worked for her, and her recommendations for taking your own business forward.”
Lisa Nelson RD
Online Business Manager
Alicia is a superb leader: open, honest, calm, and willing to share. As such, the participants are much the same and the whole seems like a collaborative effort at mutual success. Many opportunities for business of all sorts were exposed and encouraged. The event was very well paced, full of content, and allowed for time to process and interact with the material and participants. A quality event in all aspects.”
Michael J. Hillsey
I’m feeling more positive and empowered than ever that I can make a go of building my six-figure business. I’m also feeling like more an expert now that I have a signature system.
And the location of Portsmouth was great. I loved the city and the people and even though I’m vegan the food options were plentiful and easy to come by.
I’m so excited to implement what I’ve learned! Thanks for everything, Alicia!”
Business Strategist for Solopreneurs
I can’t imagine changing a thing! The most important aspect (besides the content) to me for choosing OBBW was the fact it was limited to such a small number of participants. I was not disappointed. By the end of the seminar I had an opportunity to connect with most of the others.
Thank you so much for a great three days. I can’t wait until next year’s OBBW so I can share my accomplishments from LEAP Gold!
Thanks so much for being you! You did not disappoint!”
Cheryl L. Lachman RN LNC
Legal Nurse Consultant
(which I already have!!!). She’s also very generous of spirit – answering all of my questions – which is priceless. Looking forward to learning more from her.
Thank you, Alicia.”
I made a commitment that I would go to ONE workshop during ‘event season’ and wow, am I ever glad that I chose OBBW to attend.
Alicia is so refreshing, honest, and open about what has worked for her and what hasn’t and generously shares all of her knowledge with you! I know a lot about the mechanics of building an online business, but I was really amazed at how much I learned at OBBW. I’m already implementing some of the terrific strategies on a brand new program which I know will ensure that it is a smashing success! And of course I’ll be reporting back, because I’ve already signed up to attend in the Spring!
As a former teacher, I know a good teacher when I see one and Alicia sets the bar high. She ensured that everyone was learning at a pace that was good for them and prevented overwhelmed by clarifying and patiently answering questions. Her calm presence truly made the event flow in a warm and comfortable way (which definitely resonated with me!).
The Money Mastery portion of the workshop was my favorite, it was enlightening and thought-provoking and I learned a lot about how of been treating money in my business. I can’t wait to see how these shifts show up professionally!
And the icing on the cake was staying in Portsmouth, a cozy, cool, hip town with a bit of funky thrown in. It was a wonderful place to get to know other attendees and create that great cohesiveness that a good conference facilitates. Hopefully I’ll get to meet YOU at the next OBBW!”
One Smart Cookie, LLC
Create the Life You Crave!
I was very impressed with the variety of business types that participated and at what stages. For me, I am at the beginning of my internet journey and for others, they had been at it for awhile. This created a wonderful opportunity to see how others in other fields and niches were running their online businesses. A very unique and beneficial experience.”
I met a lot of wonderful people and learned so much from everyone there. I loved that we could interact with both Alicia and others and it seemed to fly by. I had so much fun!
I have already started making some of the changes that Alicia taught me and it is already making a huge impact in both my life and business! Alicia is a wonderful coach and teacher and I highly recommend this event to anyone that is ready to really step up in their business and make some changes to get to the next level!”
I had never paid attention to formal list-building, for example, and my languishing list had only grown 2% in the six months before starting the program. But after I started implementing Alicia’s teachings, my list grew 15% in the next six months, a clear result of implementing tools from the training.
The 21 Steps program prompted me to begin surveying my community to find out what kinds of virtual training topics they would be interested in, resulting in my first signature program on engaging the audience, a training I didn’t know my community wanted before I started asking questions.
I refined my pricing, increased the frequency of my newsletter, offered my first free teleseminar, improved the visual appeal of my free opt-in, learned to create a sales page and developed my first program launch —
all from the teachings of the 21 Steps program.
Alicia’s coaching style is relaxed, approachable and encouraging, making the program a pleasure to participate in. January 2013 was my best month ever in sales, and I can attribute this business growth directly to Alicia’s concrete, practical and extremely relevant content, which I can return to again and again when I need to give my list or sales a boost.”
Public Speaking Coach and Trainer
Knowing what I know now I would have invested in such a program much sooner instead of trying on my own with small investments here and there. They did help me move forward, but at a snails pace, and unfortunately maintained my confusion with too many voices giving me varied and sometimes conflicting advice. If you are starting a business – save yourself time, money and effort by doing it right the first time with Alicia’s expert guidance.”
Connie Hammer, LMSW & PCI Certified Parent Coach ®
Parent Coaching for Autism, a subsidiary of The Progressive Parent, LLC
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Deborah Lee Moulton
“And this is my 2nd year. I didn’t get to enjoy Jamie’s company last year. I brought her along this year because two years in a row I have learned so much. My business is in a different place and what I learned last year, I implemented. Now I’m learning a whole new set of information and now we’re going to go back and implement it. So year after year ladies and gentlemen…”
Jamie Willett & Ann Fafard
Lesley V. Ingves
Business Strategist for Solopreneurs
Founder and Director
Michelle Wilson, LMHC
Cheryl Lachman RN LNC
Legal Nurse Consultant
Home Based Business Coach
Elizabeth Scala MSN/MBA, RN
Founder of Sublime Wellness