MINIMA DESIGNS + B-SCHOOL
ready to build a business that's right for you?
Ready to branch out on your own?
Do you want to finally create your own online product or course?
Or are you dreaming of a thriving web design business?
A few years ago, I was totally burned out. I was 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!
B-school revolutionized how I approach both client work and my own business.
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
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.
I go through the course every year (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.
I’M A MENTOR COACH INSIDE THE COURSE
Marie recently expanded the program to include live mentor coaches to support students. I've been honored to be the tech and digital mentor the past two 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 2018 - MY TECH TRAININGS!
This year I was also invited to contribute 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!
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.
Why should you take B-School with me?
- With thousands of students, at times the main B-school forums can get a bit overwhelming - which is why I have a special group just for the people who sign up with me.
- My Minima B-school group is an intimate forum where you can freely ask questions, get support and share your wins. And the best part? I keep the group open every year - so each year you'll get access to the latest live calls and upgraded bonus materials for free.
- This is my 3rd year as a B-School mentor coach - this means that I (along with several other coaches) will be providing feedback inside the course. When you sign up with me, you'll get my feedback both inside AND outside of the B-School member area.
- And this year I'm proud to announce that I contributed the all new tech trainings. I know the B-School content inside and out - and I'll be there to support you the whole way through.
I am a proud partner, graduate and featured contributor resource 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.
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?
Then I've got the perfect b-school bonus for you!
Here's what you'll receive when you sign up with my link.
LIVE GROUP CALLS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
THE ART OF ONLINE PRESENCE
Mama, teacher, author, speaker, and Presidential Diamond leader with doTERRA, Elena has taught yoga since 1999. A client of Minima Designs since 2011, together they've created 8 websites and 5 acclaimed online courses.
In this very special talk learn about:
- Building your online presence
- Developing your voice
- Connecting with your audience
- How to feel at ease on camera
- Building the right products to support your business
BUILD YOUR THING
Tired of tackling tech but you know you want to create digital products? I’ve built hundreds of websites and launched dozens of successful products for myself and my clients. I’ve seen what works - and what flops. In this in-depth Minima Bonus Call learn:
- What it really takes to build a big online course
- Secrets behind membership sites
- The profitable (and easy) products you might be overlooking
- When you should DIY - and when you’ll need a pro
- The 5 figure mistake I made when building my first product (and how to avoid it!)
- My favorite ways to create your own products for under $100
CREATING OFFERS THAT SELL
Business strategist, life coach and fellow B-School mentor Gina Gomez is here to help you create offers your clients just can't turn down.
In this session, we’re going to have an open conversation about:
- The most common reasons sales don’t convert
- How to be a great salesperson, especially when you’re not a sales person
- One thing you can implement immediately to improve sales AND increase retention
- How to make your offer stand out from the competition
- How to ask for the sale without sounding like you’re asking for the sale
CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS WITH CONFIDENCE
DR. ZANE GIBBS
Theoretical physicist, race-car driver and brand strategist Dr. Zane Gibbs brings a wealth of knowledge around marketing, positioning and navigating client relationships.
In this in-depth Minima Bonus Call learn about:
- What to do when you can't fire your client
- Techniques for getting clients on your side
- Dealing with sticky situations
- Presenting with confidence