Confident Creativity Newsletter
Wow! It's been a little while since my last email. Didn't mean to drop out completely but there's been a lot going on for me. For one thing (one of the best things) the weather is starting to turn to Spring around here and I have been getting outside and walking (wandering) more. I've been reading this GREAT book called The Wander Society by Keri Smith.
I'm reading it slowly because I'm taking time to contemplate and savor it. It's really speaking to my soul!
VERY soon, I will be able to feel my bare feet in the grass on a daily basis and that's always very healing and grounding to me. It clears my head like nothing else will.
Also, my Sean's birthday is coming up on Friday and we're going to order crawfish and have a picnic outside. (Southern fun.) Hard to believe my "baby boy" is turning 32! Just wow.
No real updates on Mom. Nothing good anyway. She's more and more confused and sometimes struggles even with conversation. When she can't think of a word she's reaching for, she often just makes one up. There's a LOT there I have yet to process. I'm starting to feel pulled to write about it, but I can't get very far with it because I break down.
Since I am still IN it, I have to cope. Which means compartmentalizing my feelings from the day to day living. When the dam breaks, it's going to be rough. And writing very much about any of it right now is like taking a hammer to the dam. Soon though, I won't be able to NOT write things down. Everything I'm holding in will have to come out.
Last we talked, I was talking about MemberVault. As I said, I've decided that's where I'm going to set up my members' home for my courses and products. It's going to take me a little time to get set up, because
I've also decided to just bite the bullet and get my website design updated with the Thrive Theme Builder and I know that's going to be a bit of a job. This time, I've decided to prepare myself a little better and go in with a big-picture idea of what I want everything to look like. That way, I hopefully won't get too much into the weeds with
all of the many choices.
I'm still very excited about MemberVault. It's a beautiful platform that will allow me to quickly create, sell and deliver all of my offers, whether
it’s a 1:1 coaching, a course, a membership, and even my FREE offers — all in one place. AND it will allow me create an attractive product hub, so that visitors and members can see all that I have to offer in a single "marketplace."
If you've ever been inside anyone's Teachable school, it's like that. You can see everything they offer publicly: the ones you're signed up for and the ones you're not.
As a customer, this is helpful because it shows you what's available in one place. As a seller, this is a good way of making more sales because people can FIND your stuff.
It has options like quizzes, engagement tracking, and more, and will allow me to add bonuses to people who complete certain course material. (I love the idea of a reward system like that!)
Another thing I really love is that I can set up a Subscriber Library area, so that people who want my free gifts and sign up for them, can access all of them in one place too. No need to jump through any extra hoops for that.
NOTE: If you want to get your own MemberVault account, I recommend that you sign up before the end of the month. Right now, you can lock in a Starter Plan for $19 per month (up to 1000
members) or a Base Plan for $49 per month (up to 10,000 members.)
There's also a Free plan, but since it will be going away completely in a few months, it makes more sense to lock in one of the paid plans while you still can. You can then keep that rate for as long as you need to.
As of April 1, there will only be one paid plan available: $99 per month for unlimited everything. If you choose one of the other paid plans before then, and then need a larger account later on, you will save 30%
on the upgraded account.
Watch for news about getting into my new Members Area in the near future. I WILL be moving some products and courses from the current Amember login to the MemberVault one, but only the ones that will be available going forward.
Older products (and some that were only offered once) will be archived completely, but I will let you know before that happens so you can download any resources you want to keep.
I've already sent out emails to everyone who had the CreateSpace Intensive course. If you are someone who had that and want to keep any of it, be sure to download everything before the end of the month, because it's getting archived.
The same thing if you were a member of the short-lived Freestyle Authorpreneur Club. Those resources are now on ONE page in your member's area on
FreestyleImagined.com. They will be archived at the end of the month too, so be sure to download everything before then.
And finally, if you attended either the Freestyle Business Card Book Workshop or the Freestyle Series Workshop from 2018 or earlier, those files will also be archived. So if you want to keep any of it, be sure to download them as well.
The following are things that WILL get moved over:
- Freestyle Author Email Starter Kit
- Freestyle Author Essential Business Writing Skill
- Freestyle Business Card Book Action Plan and Toolkit
- Freestyle Series Action Plan and Toolkit
- Life Lines
- Freestyle QuizCraft for Authors & Entrepreneurs
- Etsy Journal - Personal Use
These are things that will also eventually be getting updates and new branding. If you want to download the existing content from the current member's area, please do so as soon as
I won't be able to automatically import everyone into the new MemberVault dashboard, but I WILL send out emails with instructions for everyone who has the above items.
If your email in the current member's area is not correct, please update it or contact me as soon as possible.
Some of the emails I've been sending to members about CreateSpace Intensive have bounced, so I know there are some inaccurate email addresses in there.
Of course you can ALWAYS email me with any questions or concerns you have. I'm here for you always.
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