As an official partner of Marie Forleo's B-School,
I'm honored to offer you my one-on-one support.
When I found B-School, I was totally burned out. I had enough work - but I was severely undercharging and overworked - and tired of doing the same thing over and over. I knew I had skills, but I had never studied marketing - especially not how to market myself!
I didn't know how to get unstuck.
B-school revolutionized how I approach both client work and my own business. In a world where a solid 9-5 job isn't guaranteed, B-School gave me the tools to create a multiple six figure business on my own terms.
MARIE AND I CHAT ABOUT B-SCHOOL
Implementing B-School strategies not only radically changed my business, it changed how I strategically worked with my clients.
Since completing B-school I've:
- Created and run multiple 5 and 6 figure program launches
- Run my own high-level mastermind program
- Increased my rates several times over
- Created and sold my own digital products
- Taught a university-level course
- Run my own successful live events
- Personally mentored hundreds of students
- Grown my mailing list by thousands
- Worked with industry leaders
- Taken on only the projects and clients I want
- Repositioned myself from "pixel pusher" to trusted digital strategist
- Radically changed my mindset from struggling artist to thriving owner
- Gotten out of the feast or famine cycle into sustainble long-term growth
- Created online products, sites and courses used by hundreds of thousands around the world
I go through the course every year with my B-School #teamminima crew (you get lifetime access). Marie keeps the material updated to reflect the latest trends and technologies for running an online business. I’ve applied the principles covered in B-school to my own business to build my mailing list, create new products and develop my own online offerings. She had tools I could implement right away – and strategies I refer back to all the time.
Week by week, Marie covers important topics like:
- Finding and connecting with your ideal audience
- Creating (and implementing) your communications plan
- Creating a website that converts
- Building your list (and how to talk to your people!)
- Creating product and services that sell themselves
- Marketing strategies that work across industries
MY PERSONAL CONNECTION
After having such a positive experience in B-School, I personally worked one-on-one with Marie in her exclusive mastermind course in 2012. Her coaching and support encouraged my growth as a business owner AND as a mentor. Marie is an industry leader and passionate about her student’s success. Working with her was an absolute game-changer for me. And in 2016 Marie invited me to become one of the first B-School mentor coaches.
GET DIRECT SUPPORT FROM THE SOURCE
I’M THE B-SCHOOL TECH MENTOR COACH
I've been honored to be the tech and digital strategy mentor for the program the past seven years – and I’m returning again this year. I’ll be answering questions and giving feedback directly inside the program. If you know me either virtually or in real life, you know I rarely promote people and programs. Integrity, transparency, and honesty mean everything to me – I only recommend products and services that I personally use for my own business.
MY TECH TRAININGS!
The last six years, I've also been the tech expert for the B-School curriculum and I've created all new trainings for this year. You'll get my best and most up-to-date info on web design, SquareSpace, Shopify, e-mail marketing, SEO, Analytics and more! I don't share these trainings anywhere else. You'll even learn HOW to hire a web pro (great tips in here for the pros as well!)
PRAISE FROM STUDENTS WHO TOOK B-SCHOOL WITH MICHELLE
You are extremely generous and supportive which is especially welcome to a rookie, like myself.
[I loved] the one-on-one coaching call - I benefitted from the feedback to questions I had about building my business and the many different ways forward I could chose to pursue. Your insight and knowledge helped me understand my value and clarify my own way forward in building my business.
Building your own business can sometimes feel like staring into a dark cave, and it's really hard hard to know where to step or how to move forward. Your kindness and profound insight shined a light that helped me discover the small but clear actions that I could take and which led to some exciting results. This experience boosted my willpower and added structure to my processes which allowed me to keep moving toward my goals.
Veronica Thibault / (Web Designer)
You were the reason I ended up taking the leap!
I thought I needed a new website, but I realized it was just me wanting something different but not knowing what. My current website was able to be completely revamped (by me!) from your suggestions...and now I love it. I went from having a website that I didn't think was really selling my service to one I am really proud of that is working FOR me all the time. I think the information and ideas you shared with me are invaluable. It is all pointers and design tips I would have NEVER thought of on my own. It's knowledge that only an expert with experience would have.
Having a website built is one thing, but having someone who knows how to make a website that is engaging, enticing, a website that sells, a website that is really utilizing a lot of functionality and is packed with relevant info...that seems to be outside the realm of what most web designers offer. I feel like you're more of a business consultant through the lens of websites, and I haven't found anyone else that does this. Very grateful to have connected with you!
LAUREN WESSINGER / (YOGA TEACHER + BUSINESS OWNER)
Your business savvy is remarkable and has made me rethink my approach for multiple areas of my business, well beyond the website. You have an incredible skill for always being customer & conversion driven, and this has helped me to tailor my messaging, update website flow, and even consider offering more premium products & services.
I didn't full comprehend the wealth of overall business knowledge & strategy that you would provide! I knew a weak spot for me is building a website that converts, which is what attracted me to sign up with you.
I enjoyed the smaller group calls and the 1x1 bonus were total game changers. The topics focused on specific areas that B-School doesn't cover or covers in less detail as you were able to with the smaller group, and being able to come off of mute and chat with you, your experts, and other B-Schoolers made me feel so much more connected to the program.
I would absolutely recommend working with you, without hesitation. Your warmth and understanding make it easy to discuss concerns and accept constructive feedback without feeling less-than. Obviously your web design skills are amazing, but you are able to explain what makes a design more functional in a way that the less tech-savvy can truly understand.
I can't thank you enough! Your guidance goes so far beyond web design and hits the core of each businesses strategy.
Everyone who has their own business should have a chance to work with you. Your knowledge, insight and generosity were so helpful as I worked my way through a new website and a new online offering. You made great suggestions that were both practical and inspirational - and that's a brilliant combination.
I loved the one to ones discussing how to get the best out of my website and also being able to discuss with you the next best steps for my business. You have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the online world and are abundantly generous in sharing that knowledge. All, for one, I definitely have a much better website!
I also feel a lot more focused on the next best steps for me. I'm often guilty of looking at where I want to be eventually and skipping over the smaller steps that get me there so I found our conversations very helpful in helping me focus on those.
I really enjoyed our conversations. Your advice about the website and helping me formulate my online offers were spot on and it's just great to meet someone who gets what I do and could help me move on to the next stage. I feel much more confident about my website and my offers now.
I really enjoyed the coaching I got from the call. Outside the technical aspects of what I could change on my sites, I gained a lot from feedback on how to approach the 1:1 client management aspect of my business.
It's always nice to have a fresh set of eyes on a project you have been working on independently. I gained a renewed sense of excitement for my product, how I can better convey my message, and concrete steps to take to reach my target audience.
You gave me the point of view of a pro and valuable inputs about how I can optimize my website and offerings. I particularly like your [marketing] suggestions.
You know what you're talking about. You're very knowledgeable and you deliver valuable tools (for example the course launch checklist in one of your videos) and inspiring suggestions. You're very kind and a pleasure to work with. THANK YOU for your time, your honest opinion and helpful inputs!
You know your stuff. You're not just teaching what you've learned, you're still putting those skills to use for clients, which I think is such a valuable combination. On top of that you are very down to earth and *human*. Speaking with you feels like true collaboration, not a transaction.
It's been truly dizzying trying to figure out everything on my own. After our meeting I have a clear idea which direction to go in, but best of all a quieter brain so I can actually focus on what I need to do. Your knowledge, empathy and kind guidance were the dose of reassurance I needed to keep going. Thank you, thank you, thank you - for the guidance and the cheerleading!
I've completely re-thought how to use my website and the content I already have/produce (particularly my blog and podcast).
[I specifically benefitted from] the website review (the thoroughness) and the 1:1 - I loved our 1:1 session.
It's moved my interest away from social (which is so often a time and energy suck for me) towards my owned asset (my website and the content that lives there). I also really appreciated the honesty and insight from a biz owner who's been there and genuinely has the interests of other biz owners at heart. It's clear you want all of the women you work with to succeed! You're warm, direct and smart. There is real and tangible value in so much of what you say, share and show.
You really created an atmosphere where it felt like we could ask you anything and you would not only respond quickly, but wisely and warmly.
By the time I had made up my mind to try B-School, I saw that you were offering great bonuses for people who signed up through you. I was already a fan and your bonuses looked amazing and completely in sync with the things I was interested in and my most pressing need: learning about websites with the hopes of improving my own.
I loved the communication from you throughout B-School, both through email and the Facebook group. I felt spoiled by all the extras I got by working with you, but I must say, the website review and the video session was especially valuable. You gave me very helpful feedback, great and actionable steps, and an outside, professional perspective on my website, social media and email marketing, PLUS wonderful ideas for ways to improve all of those things. I appreciated your interest and the thought you put into it.
Your B-School bonus tutorials were instrumental in helping me decide which way to go with my website and the topics are all things I'm very eager to learn more about -- SEO, analytics, Facebook ads, email marketing, WordPress, Squarespace. I feel like the material you offered was tailor-made for me, a small business owner with virtually no technical expertise trying to create a professional image and grow my business. You make things very understandable and -- as Marie would say, "figureoutable!"
I would absolutely recommend you! I expected to get pointers on improving my website. What I didn't expect was the insight into so many other aspects of my business marketing and a lot of great, implementable ideas! Having a rockstar pro like you study up on my business, offer up ideas and insights and engage in a conversation about my business was a real gift.
One thing I really appreciated about working with you is your kindness and warmth. You are extremely knowledgeable, but you don't assume everyone else is on the same technical level or assume that everybody already knows things. You have the ability to communicate in easily understandable terms and you made me feel very comfortable asking questions. Thanks for being so nice!
Karen Gardner (Business Owner)
Everything I saw on your website made me feel super safe, informed and reassured that yours would be the best affiliate bonus for my specific needs.
I learned an incredible lot and got so much inspiration – through the live bonus calls, the support in the FB group (you even made an answer video for me!), your training videos on B-School and of course the strategic session which is invaluable to me! Thanks to you, I really feel I have a clear plan now of how to proceeed with building my business and the necessary confidence that I'm gonna be super successful!
[I would absolutely recommend your bonus] Outstanding support and encouragement, I feel very well taken care of, tons of inspiration, clear communication, your impressive expertise – and I just really like your personality. Just a huge thank you! And all the best for your future development, both professionally and in your private life.
If you have a product, service, course, or a message and you want to work with someone who can help you succeed in every aspect of your online initiatives, my amazing digital strategy and design consultant, Michelle Martello is the person you want to work with.
She is the queen of digital business savvy. Her free digital strategy guide is a wealth of information by itself that's just a hint of all that Michelle can do to help you maximize your reach and amplify your impact.
BUILD YOUR BUSINESS + MAKE AN IMPACT.
B-SCHOOL 2022 WITH MINIMA DESIGNS
In a time when business has moved totally online, you need to know how to do it right. Learn how to get found and get your name known beyond your local zoom rooms - and how you can get your services and programs in front of your ideal clients. Get personal 1:1 support and unique bonuses when you enroll in B-School with Michelle Martello.
You are smart, confident and full of wonderful ideas. You are so upbeat and energetic and always willing to help. I consider myself so lucky to have found you to get into B-School.
I wasn't sure if the program will work for me, being a developer. [I loved] that you work in web design business.
Your website review gave me such valuable insights. I have used my website as a portfolio site for the last 5+ years of being in web development with no specific plan. Doing the B school + with your website review, I got a clear idea of what to focus on for my site rebrand. Thank you!
Michelle gave encouraging advice tailored for me and my business.
She gave me actionable steps to take to make my goals a reality. I love how she wasn’t trying to sell me anything but instead help me make decisions and cut costs so that my website can be created and maintained in my budget.
I have made decisions to move forward. It was so helpful to have someone to reflect with to come to vital decisions. Having an outsider’s perspective was helpful, but especially an expert from Michelle. I feel like I now have some momentum. I would absolutely recommend working with Michelle. You know a lot about not only web design but also marketing. You also really care.
[I loved] your incredible generosity and passion in helping others with offering and your amazing knowledge, suggestions and advice.
I heard about you on Marie TV and I was so fascinated and went to your site a few times. I was planning to do B-School after checking out Marie’s work for several weeks and I went directly to your link.
[After working with you I have] a much more professional site. It’s cleaner, direct and I feel more confident with it. Your personality rocks, you are passionate about helping others achieve the best and you know WordPress better than anyone else. You rock. Thank you so much for everything.
I loved everything about the experience. From day 1, you were so responsive, supportive, and helpful. I was blown away by how fast you answered questions in the Facebook group and on email and I've benefited hugely from your expertise. I'm so grateful to have been part the Minima B-School group. We recently had our last group call and it felt like hanging out with old friends.
I've been a fan of Marie Forleo for about a year and gobbled up every piece of free B-School content I could. That said, I had only just launched my business when B-School 2017 came around and was worried that it was too soon and too expensive. I considered signing up through an affiliate in a different industry to me, but eventually decided to go with Michelle. I had no idea if B-School would be worth it or not, but felt excited to find out.
As a direct result of working with you over the last 8 weeks, I more than doubled my rates and have booked two new clients at the increased prices. Through Minima, I've also met some new clients and designers who I've partnered with. All in all, working with you led to $4,900 in additional revenue. Money aside, I've benefited so much from your expertise and the support of a kind, engaged community. I can't wait to do it again next year.
I've seen such great results from working with you, both in terms of my confidence and my finances. To anyone considering signing up through Michelle, do it. She goes above and beyond.
A huge personal thank you! This has been such a wonderful experience. I've never done any kind of online program before and B-School and Minima have set the bar incredibly high. I'm so appreciative of all the hard work you've done on our behalf. Thank you so much for the care and attention you've given all of us.
You are a beautiful, giving and soulful person and genuinely care about others. You shared freely and your mentorship was a very natural and organic experience.
I hesitated because I wasn't sure what was being offered was what I needed in my business compared to other affiliates. Needless to say I am very pleased with my decision.
Working with you has helped us clarify what we actually want to be doing in our business, and what doesn’t inspire us – where our conversations started to where we ended up in our business was a transformation. You have also given us a big list of passive income ideas to stretch ourselves and our business so we don’t entirely trade time for money. took b-school with my bonus
You are a fountain of ideas, supportive and you follow through. You have done the hard yards so speaking with you was comforting that you started out just like us and how it’s possible to transform your business whilst blending your passions. Thank you so much Michelle. I have really enjoyed our catch ups and appreciate the generosity of your time and boundless ideas. Eternally grateful for your support.
Your perspective is SO refreshing, and it really helped me get out of my own head.
You were such a joy to talk to in person, and I learned so much! I just watched your site review, and I am so excited about that learning too. Everything you said makes total sense, and I look forward to making these suggested refinements.
Thank you again for your time and expertise.--And for all the GREAT information you have provided in b-school; it's helped me tremendously. B-school has been a wonderful experience, and I'm grateful for your support along the way.
I just ran the numbers. From the time we began working with each other to now, my average monthly income has grown 35% and that’s just in 3 months! I’ve seen a noticeable increase in my inquiries as well.
I had zero hesitations when signing up for B-school through your link. Your coaching offer for designers is what prompted me to purchase through you. You not only provided actionable advice that I could take action on immediately but you also helped prioritize the actions which was a huge benefit for me, eliminating any chance of overwhelm.< You have been so generous with your time, advice and even sending referrals my way. You really understood my target market and helped me find ways to reach them. An unexpected benefit is you helped reveal an added service that I LOVE to do but never offered it before as a stand alone service.
Your fresh eyes and objective advice helped me change things (lots of things) that I can see makes my site that much better.
You were just so nice, you obviously know what you’re talking about, you gave me a lot excellent advice and the work you did looks really professional. I have read a lot about websites and had done the best I could. In spite of this, I had some obvious things wrong that I knew, I just didn’t see them.
I certainly would recommend working with you! And I will very likely pay for your advice a little further down the track, I was that impressed. You never really know what level of expertise you are going to get when you hire someone. I felt safe with you. And I felt like you are at the top of your field and I was lucky to benefit from that – for nothing!!
Ready to finally build your thing and get noticed online?
Want a website that converts visitors into buyers?
Want to create your own digital products and courses?
Or are you dreaming of a thriving web design business?
YOU'RE READY. AND I'M HERE TO HELP.
I've personally guided hundreds of people through B-School - from web designers, developers, yogis, fitness pros, essential oil advocates, network marketers, photographers, authors, copywriters and more - and I'd love to do the same for you.
You won't be another face in the crowd - you'll get actual 1-1 time with me to get unstuck and get you going quickly.
THE 2022 MINIMA B-SCHOOL BONUS
An extra 1-1 MINIMA STRATEGY SESSION
There's a reason why some of my successful clients have worked with me for over a decade.
You need a digital advisor to help you make informed decisions. Get my no-bull advice on what to create, how to launch, what tools to use and where to go next in your business. You can even use the time to ask your pressing tech support questions and I'll show you how to fix those nagging issues on your site. Register as a new student for B-School before Friday, February 25th, 2022, and get an extra 1:1 session with me to use anytime before June 30, 2022.
Your 1-1 MINIMA STRATEGY SESSION
The best thing I can give you is my undivided attention.
Your first bonus is a 75 minute one-on-one call with me during B-School. We'll go deep into your goals and aspirations, process, procedures and sticking points - and discover your unique selling points. These calls are focused solely on you and your business.
I'm a firm believer in multiple streams of revenue - and I've done them all, from high-end services, affiliate marketing to revenue sharing and partnerships. I love to talk about money - let's figure out what you can create that supports your desired lifestyle.
WEB + GRAPHIC DESIGNER B-SCHOOL BONUS
I'll share all my secrets behind building a 6-figure (and beyond) business on your own terms. Pick and choose your clients and projects - and set your own rates. We'll talk about finding (and retaining) clients for the long-term - and how you can leverage your special skills for your ideal audience. I've been running my own successful design business for over 16 years - and will share everything I know about what works and what doesn't to sustain and build your ideal business.
ONLINE BUSINESS OWNER B-SCHOOL BONUS
Want to create courses, sell products, and get noticed online? Your custom Minima consult calls will focus on what YOU want to achieve - from anything about product ideation to streamlining workflow, to getting (and retaining customers) and diversifying your income streams. Designed to help you generate ideas, clarify your offerings and review and streamline your website, you'll know exactly what actions steps you need to take after the session.
CUSTOM WEBSITE + DATA ANALYTICS VIDEO REVIEW
You'll receive a custom video review of your website - where I'll personally look over your site page by page and give you honest feedback and suggestions. I cut to the chase and tell it to you straight – what you need to change today to make it more effective, user-friendly, and convert visitors into buyers. I've been a web designer since 1998 and have designed hundreds of sites - I know what works and what doesn't!
Got analytics installed? I'll happily dive deep into your data to show you where visitors are coming from, where they're dropping off and what you can change to make your site can have a bigger impact on your bottom line. (Don't worry if you don't have this ready - I'll show you what you need to know inside of B-School to prep for our call!)
Launch Brain is the culmination of the last 8 years spent launching courses, promoting affiliate products, creating group programs and designing products. This in-depth mini-course that gives you the insights (and oh-so-comprehensive) checklists I use to run and manage 5 and 6 figure launches for my clients (and myself)
This on-demand training gets you into the guts of launching so you can get going fast. Inside you'll get all my tried and tested spreadsheets that detail every step to launching your own digital products, courses and programs. You'll also get over 90 minutes of my in-depth strategic guidance through detailed video walk-throughs that cover each of the launch spreadsheets.
Designer secrets to make your brand unforgettable online
My custom work doesn't look like anyone else's - and for a very good reason. You can’t hire me for design work - BUT you can get inside my design brain with this bonus!
Inside this new no-holds-barred on-demand training you’ll learn:
- How to get (and use!) amazing photos that are so memorably you
- Unique places to find inspiration
- How to avoid looking like everyone else
- My secret toolbox of no-fail resources and go-to design hacks for designers and non-designers alike
- How to inject your personal stamp onto your website and digital materials
- The art of creating a fully customized, high-end branded experience (from emails to downloadable products to online courses and instagram)
GET IT UP - Real-world tips to launch your next (digital) think quickly
Inside this private on-demand training done for one of my premier clients, you’ll learn:
- What you can create and launch quickly
- How long will it take to make it and what should go in it
- The suprising step you should take first
- Simple formats and tools to get you up quickly (and cheaply!)
- How to plan your launch
- What to have in place before you start selling
#TEAMMINIMA Private Forum
During B-school, I'll be actively participating in our private group, where you can ask all of your business, tech, design and systems questions in a supportive environment. I want you to get the most out of this program - and I'll be there to personally answer your questions. My Minima B-school group is an intimate, friendly and a no-pitch forum where you can freely ask questions, get support and share your wins. Members from all over the globe have connected and collaborated - and we cheer each other on! Your voice won’t get lost in a facebook group of thousands and you’ll get me right by your side.
And the best part? I keep the group open year-round - so you'll get access to the latest live calls and upgraded bonus materials for free. Once you're on #TEAMMINIMA, you're always on #TEAMMINIMA. You'll also be privy to special discounts and opportunities in future programs.
How to redeem
Registration must be made through my affiliate link during B-school enrollment from February 22nd – March 3rd, 2022.
After you purchase the program, contact me to let me know you used my link and we’ll get you set up.
HAVE QUESTIONS OR ARE YOU AN ALUMNI AND WANT IN?
Need more info? Already done B-School but want my bonuses? Drop me a note anytime.
*Please note: I am a proud affiliate and graduate of the B-School Program. If you decide to invest in the program, I will earn a commission. All bonuses must be claimed and/or fulfilled after March 20th, 2022, and before June 30th, 2022.
ABOUT MICHELLE MARTELLO - B-SCHOOL MENTOR + AFFILIATE
Michelle Martello is an award-winning designer, digital strategist and founder of Minima Designs. With over two decades of e-learning and interactive design experience, she's been around since the start of the digital education revolution. Michelle's worked with a wide variety of diverse clients including MTV, the National Park Service, Elena Brower and Marie Forleo creating hundreds of sites, courses and products and mentoring thousands of students. These days Michelle helps online entrepreneurs leverage their online platforms to share (and sell) their knowledge to the world. And she's devoted to helping designers build their own sustainable businesses doing work that matters. She regularly shares her real-world insights around design, strategy and building a business that loves you back through speaking, mentoring and group training programs.