The year was 2011. 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.
Since completing B-school I've:
- Worked on multiple 5 and 6 figure launches for clients
- Tripled my rates
- Created and sold my own digital products
- Taught a university-level course
- Run my own successful live events
- Personally mentored hundreds of students
- Increased my mailing list by thousands
- Worked with industry leaders
- Repositioned myself from "pixel pusher" to trusted digital strategist
- Radically changed my mindset from struggling artist to thriving owner
Implementing b-school strategies not only radically changed my business, it changed how I strategically worked with my clients to:
- Create award-winning sites that attract clients
- Understand effective marketing
- Build raving fan bases
- Grow their lists by thousands
- Develop online products used by thousands around the world
That's why I love partnering with B-school and providing a one-on-one bonus that's perfect for you.
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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.
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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 three 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.
NEW FOR 2019 - MY TECH TRAININGS!
The last two years, I've also been the tech expert for the B-School curriculum and I've created all new tech trainings for the latest round of the program. You'll get my best info on web design, SquareSpace, WordPress, Shopify, e-mail marketing, SEO, Analytics and more! You'll even learn HOW to hire a web pro (great tips in here for the pros as well!).
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!!
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.
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.
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. took b-school with my bonus
Thank you so much Michelle. I have really enjoyed our catch ups and appreciate the generosity of your time, boundless ideas and it didn’t go unnoticed when we went slightly over our allocated time. Eternally grateful for your support.
[I loved] being able to ask you questions and you offer your expertise is truly priceless.
[I’ve benefited from] the knowledge that will not only benefit my day-to-day operations, but also my planning for the future and that I what I am doing is right and going in the right direction.
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?
I'm going to personally support you through the program ... and beyond!
Here's what you'll receive when you sign up with my link.
I am a proud partner, mentor and featured content contributor of the B-School Program.
If you decide to invest in the program, I will earn a commission. This commission allows me to work with you at no additional cost to you.
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, we've got your back!
THE MINIMA STRATEGIC SESSION + CUSTOM SITE REVIEW (value $495)
This 75 minute one-on-one call is where we 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. Plus you'll be sent a detailed video review of your site. I cut to the chase and tell it to you straight – what you need to change today to make it more effective and user-friendly to attract and convert your ideal client.
Are you a web or graphic designer? 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 13 years - and will share everything I know about what works and what doesn't to sustain and build your ideal business.
Business owner? 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.
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.
BONUS #3 (value $25)
The Minima Guide to Getting Paid Online
No need to do endless research – it’s all listed right here for you. Learn 3 new ways you can make money online, the 20 critical questions to ask before you do anything so you can get paid faster, the exact tools and systems to use, that it’s really gonna cost you in time and money and real world examples that show you exactly how others make it happen.
BONUS #4 (value $29)
The Minima Guide to Launching Your Website
This e-book provides you with the insights, tools and checklists that I've developed and refined over the last 10 years of launching and managing hundreds of websites. This 74 page digital guidebook features 11 distinct chapters with content specific checklists to cover every feature of your site.
BI-WEEKLY HOTSEATS + LIVE BONUS CALLS
This year during B-school, I'll be hosting live calls with my go-to business experts and strategy guides. You'll be able to share your own experiences and ask your most pressing questions on topics like:
- SEO made simple
- The art of reinvention + repositioning
- Dealing with limiting beliefs, getting comfortable with visibility and finding your true voice
- What it really takes to create successful (and sustainable) online products and services
- Innovation, strategy and the human experience
GUEST SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE:
Elena Brower, doTERRA Presidential Diamond
Meg Clarke, SEO Expert
Dr. Zane Gibbs, Product and Brand Strategist
David Graham IV, Innovation Strategist
Certified Martha Beck Life Coach, M.Ed., ERYT-500
doTERRA Presidential Diamond
DR. ZANE GIBBS + DAVID GRAHAM IV
MINIMA LIVE (value $595)
This is an ALL NEW event for 2019. A one-day live masterclass to be held in Richmond, VA this summer.*
Get a dose of southern charm and digital strategy with expert facilitators on topics that matter for your business.
*(date and location TBD pending final attendance). Gratis admission to all previous #teamminima students. Travel and accommodations not included. Event open to outside students pending availability.
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How to redeem
Registration must be made through my affiliate link during B-school enrollment from February 19th – March 1, 2019.
After you purchase the program, contact me to let me know you used my link and we’ll get you set-up.
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 after the 30 day trial period of B-School and before July 30th, 2019.