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[Formerly The Art of Paid Traffic] Are you an online expert working toward the 6 or 7-figure mark in your business? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, mindsets, actionable strategies, detailed case studies and everything else you need to build an online business and a life that lights you up. Whether you’re ready to increase your profit through Facebook and Instagram ads or you’re looking to find and focus on the CEO activities that’ll make the most meaningful difference in your business — you’re in the right place. Host Rick Mulready is an online business coach, ads expert and lifestyle entrepreneur sharing his path to building a million dollar business as an online expert and course creator. His specialty? Breaking complex overwhelm-inducing ideas and strategies into bite sized easy to understand pieces. His not-so-secret superpower? Teaching simplified Facebook and Instagram ad strategies you can use to create a foundation for more freedom, leads, and sales in your business. Ready for more income AND impact? Discover why The Art of Online Business has over 4.5 million downloads from ambitious online experts committed to creating profitable and purposeful businesses!

[Formerly The Art of Paid Traffic] Are you an online expert working toward the 6 or 7-figure mark in your business? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, mindsets, actionable strategies, detailed case studies and everything else you need to build an online business and a life that lights you up. Whether you’re ready to increase your profit through Facebook and Instagram ads or you’re looking to find and focus on the CEO activities that’ll make the most meaningful difference in your business — you’re in the right place. Host Rick Mulready is an online business coach, ads expert and lifestyle entrepreneur sharing his path to building a million dollar business as an online expert and course creator. His specialty? Breaking complex overwhelm-inducing ideas and strategies into bite sized easy to understand pieces. His not-so-secret superpower? Teaching simplified Facebook and Instagram ad strategies you can use to create a foundation for more freedom, leads, and sales in your business. Ready for more income AND impact? Discover why The Art of Online Business has over 4.5 million downloads from ambitious online experts committed to creating profitable and purposeful businesses!

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[Formerly The Art of Paid Traffic] Are you an online expert working toward the 6 or 7-figure mark in your business? Welcome to your one-stop-shop for practical tips, mindsets, actionable strategies, detailed case studies and everything else you need to build an online business and a life that lights you up. Whether you’re ready to increase your profit through Facebook and Instagram ads or you’re looking to find and focus on the CEO activities that’ll make the most meaningful difference in your business — you’re in the right place. Host Rick Mulready is an online business coach, ads expert and lifestyle entrepreneur sharing his path to building a million dollar business as an online expert and course creator. His specialty? Breaking complex overwhelm-inducing ideas and strategies into bite sized easy to understand pieces. His not-so-secret superpower? Teaching simplified Facebook and Instagram ad strategies you can use to create a foundation for more freedom, leads, and sales in your business. Ready for more income AND impact? Discover why The Art of Online Business has over 4.5 million downloads from ambitious online experts committed to creating profitable and purposeful businesses!

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English


Episodes

Why Facebook Ads May Not Be The Best Option For You

10/22/2021
Many of you have known me as the “Facebook Ads guy” for so many years, so you might be surprised why I’d say something like that. Well, I’ve seen a lot of people asking how they can maximize Facebook ads to kickstart their lead generation and get those leads into their funnel...Yet, they miss checking first where their target audience consumes content. We often hear so much about Facebook ads…And that’s sort of where our brain goes immediately. But there could be other platforms that are...

Duration:00:20:07

Evergreen Funnels: Q&A

10/20/2021
Today, we’re going to be diving into a really, really fun topic. If you listened to last Friday’s Quick Tip Episode, I shared with you something that is a bit controversial about how launching in your business is doing you and your potential customers more harm than good.If you’ve not heard that episode, definitely go check it out. So today, I want to do an Evergreen Funnel Q&A. These questions are from my Accelerator coaching members and people who have been reaching out to me regarding...

Duration:00:50:20

Why Launching Is Doing You (And Your Potential Customers) More Harm Than Good

10/15/2021
You might be surprised to hear me say this as I created my business purely on launching. That’s all I did for the first six years of my business...It was successful. Yet, the more I launched, the more I began to dislike the process. And it’s not just for me, I notice this every single week, whether it’s from my Accelerator members or people just reaching out in general. You see, I wanted to help my younger sister sell her resources and lesson plans on Teachers Pay Teachers, which is a site...

Duration:00:26:50

Using Facebook Ads For Your Membership? (What Would Rick Do)

10/13/2021
Today, I’ll be introducing a new segment for my podcast, which I will call ‘What Would Rick Do?’Since this is the first one, I want to do a Q&A around memberships and share some situations that have come up with my Accelerator coaching program members and my recommendations for each case.The first scenario we’ll be talking about is what an offer should look like to get more people into your membership. Well, there’s a couple of ideas that you can do to reach this goal. It could be a one-off...

Duration:00:44:08

Is a Membership or a Course Right For Your Business?

10/8/2021
Thinking about adding a membership to your already growing business?Already have a membership?An online course?Have you considered that one might not be the best idea for your business?Well, on today’s episode, I’m diving into answering whether an online course or a membership is right for your business.You see, I built my business with online courses, but I’ve also had memberships too.And I like both for different reasons.I’ve covered a lot about online courses here on the show, but not a...

Duration:00:22:28

Steal These 17 Lead Magnet Ideas

10/6/2021
For the past few years now, we hear people saying that email is dead.Well, I have news for you. It’s not.Email is still one of the best ways to build relationships with your audience. Yes, open rates have gone down. But there are different ways to increase your open rates.And one of the best ways shouldn’t come as a shock to you.It’s using a lead magnet to build your email list.For this episode, I’ll share with you two things. The first are the 6 characteristics of a great lead magnet. A...

Duration:00:32:02

Stop Trying to Be a Good Manager

10/1/2021
Managing people has never been something that I've super enjoyed. I also don't think I'm all that good at it either.I mean, since starting my business almost 8 years ago, managing my team is a skill that I feel like I've gotten a lot better at, but I still feel like I'm not very good at it.My first experience with leading a team was way back in the wild west days of the Internet when I was at AOL, managing a team of like 12 people. But that was corporate. Sure I learned some valuable skills,...

Duration:00:20:09

Membership Sales Secrets, with Jason Brown (Replay)

9/29/2021
Are you undervaluing your services? Do you price them lower than you want to because you’re scared people won’t pay more? Jason Brown used to feel the exact same way. Now he’s close to making seven figures, and really only working two hours a week. And today he’s here on the podcast to tell us how. Jason Brown is a stock market coach and options trader and runs Power Trades University where he coaches an online community of stock and options traders. Not only is Jason sharing his number one...

Duration:00:57:58

Rethinking How You Look At Success In Your Business

9/24/2021
Most people view revenue as the measure of success of a business.But I want to offer you a different perspective.Sure, you might hear about those businesses saying that they’re making seven figures, but that’s often just topline revenue. What you don’t hear about is how much of that revenue is actually profit or that they’ve worked themselves to the bone to achieve it.The danger in this for so many course creators and online coaches is that we hear about all this money and we start thinking...

Duration:00:23:52

Membership Case Study: How Hallie Sherman Added $10K/mo With a New Membership

9/22/2021
Whether you’re considering adding a membership program to your business or already have one and want to grow it, this episode is for you. On the show today, I want to share with you a case study of how Hallie Sherman, one of my Accelerator students, added a membership to her business and knocked it out of the park in her first launch.Hallie welcomed almost 500 members in the first 45 days and she did primarily by listening and taking note of what her existing audiences were asking for.When...

Duration:00:42:39

Are You Using the Best Colors for Your Call-to-Action Buttons?

9/17/2021
As part of my Accelerator coaching program, we offer weekly audits where members can submit whatever they'd like for me to review. I then record a personalized Loom video with my critique, ideas and feedback.This year especially, I’ve been getting a lot of requests to review landing pages -- opt-in pages, sales pages and the like. And the more and more I’ve reviewed, the more and more I’ve noticed a simple tweak that can have a big effect on increasing conversions -- the color of the...

Duration:00:17:23

How to Make High Tickets Sales Without Feeling Pushy with Leah Neaderthal

9/15/2021
There’s a shift happening in the online space. And I love it.People are fed up with the overly pushy, false promises, hype-y sales tactics that have (unfortunately) become the norm over the past several years in the online space.And now people are showing how over it they are by choosing to invest in course creators and mentors who, in addition to being an expert, are real and authentic.Experts who aren’t going to get all “used car sales-y” (nothing against used car sales people) when they...

Duration:00:53:55

Is Impact Important to You and Your Business?

9/10/2021
The word “impact” gets thrown around a lot these days.It’s overused.It’s overused because as much as it’s often used to define what we do in our online businesses, so few people actually stop and take the time to define what it actually means to them.Myself included.For the last few years I too have been throwing “impact” around as a way to describe one of the goals of my business.But I’ve never shared what it actually means to me and my business.I don’t think I’ve really truly been clear...

Duration:00:26:22

How to Work With (and Find) An Ads Manager

9/8/2021
In today’s episode of the show, I wanted to talk to you about how to navigate working with and also hiring a Facebook/IG ads manager.While I 100% think you should know the basics of Facebook ads so that you can have an educated conversation about them, I also want you to consider delegating them to someone once you’ve gotten the basics down.It’s but one piece of being the Optimized CEO of your business — hiring and delegating so you can be focusing on the most important aspects of your...

Duration:00:43:16

Why More Isn't Always Better

9/3/2021
As course creators and online coaches, when we want to increase our profit or have a bigger impact, we often think that we have to add more or do more. When in fact, the opposite is true. Yes, in order to grow in your business you need to become a different version of yourself that got your business to where it is today, be-ing and do-ing are completely different things. While it’s good to explore new ideas, sometimes you have to first look at what’s already in your business.Speaking from my...

Duration:00:26:12

21 Ways to Increase Your Webinar Show Up Rate

9/1/2021
If you’ve ever done a webinar before, you know that one of the most frustrating things is when you do a whole bunch of work (or invest a lot of money) to get people registered only to have a small fraction of them actually show up.This has happened to me a ton of times over the years, and it’s not uncommon (especially these days) to hear from students that they’re experiencing low show up rates too. And I’ve also learned and tested things you can do that can result in increased show up...

Duration:00:39:53

How to Minimize Your Facebook Ads Stats Discrepancies

8/27/2021
Are you confused why your Facebook stats aren’t in sync with your other platforms?If so, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, it’s impossible to get ad stats that are 100% exactly the same across all platforms. That’s why I advise that you don’t look at your Facebook Ads Manager stats at face value and accept them as they are.Rather, in this episode, I want to share with you the secret behind ad stats and what you can do to get the most accurate numbers. Not only will this help you with...

Duration:00:20:35

How She Did It 563K Followers on TikTok with Meg Harrell

8/25/2021
Thinking of using TikTok to increase leads and traffic for your online business? Aside from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram, TikTok is another great channel to promote your business. It’s one of the top downloaded apps today, and I’ve read recently where some say it’s the next Facebook.Meg Harrell, who is also one of my Accelerator coaching students, is someone who’s leveraging TikTok in a big way to grow her online business.Meg helps nursing students pass the NCLEX exam as well as first...

Duration:00:51:00

(Please) Stop Creating Small Offer Funnels

8/20/2021
I’m begging you to stop creating small offer funnels in your business…You have to stop chasing the shiny object and instead, focus on what's more important in your business.Small offer funnels are nothing new. They have been around for years, and I know a lot of people turn to them when their flagship offer isn’t selling. Believe me when I say that this isn’t the answer though.In this episode, I am breaking down exactly why I'm saying this and what you should be doing instead of creating...

Duration:00:14:39

How to Use Anxiety As Your Entrepreneurial Superpower with Jess Rodriguez

8/18/2021
Anxiety has played a large part in my life and my business over the last 7.5 years.My guest in this episode, Jess Rodriguez, has been able to use anxiety as her superpower, so she is joining me to share her story.Her anxiety has empowered her to work less and live more, and that has allowed her to create the business that is right for her. This is so important and something that I talk about all the time - we are creating our business around our life, not the other way around.As the CEO of...

Duration:00:47:55