If you’re thinking of joining my membership community the Love Marketing Membership, you may be wondering what kind of results you can expect.
With that in mind, here is a round-up of some member successes from 2017. I hope you'll be as inspired by this group of action takers as I am.
‘My online sales have increased by 69%’
Harjit Sahotey-Khan, founder of Jewelled Buddha, sells fairtrade jewellery and accessories. In 2017 she increased her email list by 1000% and online sales increased by 69%’. Harjit has also been featured in a number of high-profile publications, including Jiminy and ESTILA magazines (an eight page feature article, no less). She has also increased her Instagram following by 219%.
‘I’m fully booked with 1-2-1 clients’
Leadership and business coach Helen Packham launched three group coaching programmes in 2017, including Stand Out Speaker. She also became fully-booked with 1-2-1 coaching clients, landed 12 speaking gigs and had her first opinion article published in the Independent.
‘I now rank on the first page of Google for all my key search terms’
Photographer Clare Murthy blogged twice a week for the whole of 2017 and now ranks on the first page of Google for many of her key search terms. Clare has become more consistent at posting on Facebook and Instagram, doubled her Facebook likes and grown her Instagram following fivefold. She has also contributed to the Huffington Post and had her work featured in ESTILA and 91 Magazine. As a result of all her hard work, she has bookings lined up well into the New Year.
‘I’ve been featured in over 70 different publications’
Vintage style expert Kate Beavis has been featured in around 70 different publications this year, including the Guardian, Daily Mail, Fabulous, Metro, Daily Telegraph, New York Post, Daily Express, Pyschologies, Bella, Prima, Cosmopolitan, Closer, Woman and Home, At Home, Take A Break, Top Sante, Mother and Baby, Real Homes, The Lady, Wedding Ideas, Vintage Life, Reloved and the Huffington Post. She’s also been featured on national TV and radio, including ITV’s This Morning, and Channel 4’s 5 news. Impressive huh?
‘I’ve grown my email list by 77%'
A combination of blogging, giveaways and regular Facebook Live broadcasts helped Epsom Bakehouse founder Rhiannon Relfe grow her email list by 77% in 2017. She has also grown her Instagram following by 330% and been featured in number of high-profile publications including the Daily Telegraph, Country Living and Evening Standard, along with the Talented Ladies Club and Enterprise Nation blogs. Rhiannon has also appeared on BBC Radio Surrey, Jacqueline Gold’s business blog, the Parents in Biz podcast and won Theo Paphitis’s Small Business Sunday Competition. As a result of her hard work in building an audience, her breadmaking classes are almost full for the early part of 2017.
‘I got my jewellery range featured in over 10 different Christmas Gift Guides’
In the four months since Sarah Cooke launched her baby safe jewellery brand Halia Rose she’s been featured in over 10 different Christmas gift guides and Reveal magazine. She’s also seen significant growth across her social media platforms: 230% on Instagram and 60% on Facebook. She was also a finalist in the Muddy Stilettos Awards for Best Children’s Business and winner of Jacqueline Gold's #WOW Twitter competition celebrating female entrepreneurs and women in business.
‘I doubled my client list’
Hypnotherapist Dipti Tait has made numerous appearances on radio and TV including ITV's Good Morning Britain, This Morning and BBC Breakfast. She has also been featured in dozens of national newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Mail, Glamour, New, Women's Running. The Sun and filmed a pilot for her own TV show - all of which has helped double her client list.
‘I’m selling more of my camera bags and accessories’
Designer and photographer Emma Mapp sells camera bags and accessories. Her products have been featured in Stylist magazine, the Guardian’s Christmas Guide and several swanky inflight magazines….and sales of her camera bags and accessories have increased as a result.
'I launched my own Twitter Hour'
During her first year in business, food safety expert Louise Roberts has launched #UKFoodHour on Twitter as a virtual networking group for food businesses, been featured in the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Magazine twice, been invited to speak at six events and become a network leader for Gloucestershire WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) group and won a New Business Award at the Social Media Awards for #WorcestershireHour.
‘I published a top-selling book on Amazon’
In 2017 Clare Josa co-led a campaign that changed EU law against 'impossible' odds to keep 100,000s of digital business owners trading. She published her first novel (You Take Yourself With You) and it sold out in bookstores and Amazon in its first week. She also filled the prelaunch places for her Passionate World-Changer Club during a single webinar in December on why goal setting stinks and what your business wishes you were doing instead.
'I'm getting clients from LinkedIn'
Earlier this year, headhunter Tracy Short decided to she wanted to grow her audience and influence on Linkedin. She enrolled the help of some like-minded business owners from the Love Marketing Membership and helped ‘coach’ them on how to get more engagement on LinkedIn. This group now has 90 members and Tracy’s posts are getting more interaction (up to 19K views in some cases). Her hard work has certainly paid off: her last six coaching clients have come from Linkedin.
‘I’ve doubled my Twitter and Instagram followers’
Since joining the Love Marketing Membership(previously called the Soulful PR Studio) in April 2017, bespoke tailor Dara Ford has published 20 blog posts, doubled her Instagram and Twitter followers, created and implemented her first email lead magnet and designed and built a new website - all with the help of the masterclasses in the Love Marketing Membership library and the support of members.
‘I’m attracting so many new clients’
Graphic designer, app developer and tutor at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Gwendi Klisa set up her branding consultancy Love Brand in May 2017. She now creates messaging and branding for creative entrepreneurs to help them increase their reach and engage their audience. Her books quickly filled with clients and she is currently scaling up her business to include online branding and marketing classes.
‘I finally launched my Etsy store’
Jenni Fuchs’s family and lifestyle blog ‘The Bear & The Fox’ has gone from strength to strength in 2017. She increased her readership by 30%, was nominated in the UK Blog Awards, and named by Toppsta as one of their favourite children’s book bloggers. Towards the end of the year (and spurred on by the Members Christmas Market) Jenni also launched an Etsy store under the same name, and celebrated her first couple of sales.
'I've launched a successful online course'
Emily Hodge is a coach who helps people move forward from challenges and change, with a specialty in cancer. In 2017 she's wrote for different national publications, spoken at three major health and wellbeing conferences and launched a successful online course and hopes to launch a membership community in 2018.
Want to be a 2019 success story?
You’ll probably notice that all their achievements are different. That’s because they all have different types of businesses and goals and are at different stages in their journey.
What they do have in common is that they’ve all worked incredibly hard. Yes, they’ve made use of the resources in the Love Marketing Membership (including the online courses, expert masterclasses and weekly Q & A call with me) and benefited from being part of an incredibly supportive community of business owners.
But ultimately it’s their own hard work, commitment and consistency that has helped them achieve results in their business and set themselves up for success in 2018. They truly understand what it takes to build an audience online and are willing to do the work to make it happen.
Want to be part of this amazing group of business owners? Find out more about the Love Marketing Membership here.