If you have big business goals, investing in attending events, training or coaching with key influencers in your industry, can help you get there faster.

But what if you don’t have the budget to ‘pay to play’? Is it possible to achieve your business ambitions without significant financial investment? And is it right to ‘buy’ opportunities to get closer to the people who can help you achieve your goals?

Here’s what you’ll learn in this controversial episode:

  • What ‘pay to play’ means to me (5:35)
  • Why ‘pay to play’ doesn’t always involve spending money (6:15)
  • How attending live events gets you noticed (8:06)
  • How I feel when people say ‘I can’t afford it’ (11:30)
  • Why ‘pay to play’ also means investing your time and energy in learning and networking (15:20)
  • My own ‘pay to play’ journey and what you can learn from it (17:05)
  • Why ‘pay to play’ isn’t about buying your way in, but about creating opportunities which you then have to deliver on (29:43)
  • How it benefits you to spend time with people who are further along in their business than you (31:35)
  • How much I’ve invested in attending events and training (36:35)
  • Why it’s all about giving and not just taking (39:02)
  • What you can do if you can’t afford to ‘pay to play’ (41:40)

Resources

Blog Post: How to land high profile speaking opportunities

Youpreneur Summit with Chris Ducker

Youpreneur Membership Community with Chris Ducker

CMA Live with Chris Marr

Episode 159: Growing your online business through live events with Chris Ducker

Episode 233: How to monetise your brand with Chris Ducker

Episode 57: How to get people to say yes to you with Matthew Kimberley

Episode 73: How to build a brand people fall in love with Lou Mongello

Episode 47: How to build and promote a profitable online business with Patricia Van Den Akker

Episode 53: Why most people are horrible at telling stories with Peter Shankman

Episode 51: How to use live events to promote your brand with Chris Marr

Episode 175: How to make money from your creative business with Jeff Goins

Episode 157: How to be more productive with Mike Vardy

Episode 165: How to get booked and paid to speak with Grant Baldwin

Social Media World Live

London Book Fair

Inbound Conference - Boston

Blog post: How to attend a conference on a budget

Soulful PR Studio

Soulful PR Podcast Guide

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**MY BOOK ** Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional

Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

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