Once upon a time, in a small town nestled amidst towering mountains, there lived a young girl named Lily. She was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary gift - a creative spark that brought joy and wonder into her life and those around her.
Lily had always possessed an insatiable curiosity, a desire to explore the world beyond the limitations of her small town. Every day, she would set out on her adventures, armed with her sketchbook and an unwavering belief in the power of her imagination.
One sunny afternoon, as Lily strolled through a meadow, she stumbled upon an old, forgotten piano nestled beneath a weeping willow tree. The piano had seen better days, with dusty keys and chipped wood, but something about it called to Lily's soul.
Overwhelmed with excitement, Lily carefully brushed off the dust, revealing the instrument's faded grandeur. Tentatively, she pressed a key, and a gentle, melancholic melody filled the air. It danced among the wildflowers, resonating with nature's harmony.
From that day forward, Lily's world transformed. The piano became her instrument of hope, a vessel for expressing her deepest emotions and dreams. She poured her heart into each note, as her fingers danced effortlessly across the keys, becoming one with the music.
Her melodies touched the hearts of everyone who heard them. Old wounds were healed, burdens were lifted, and smiles were born anew. Lily's creativity had a magical way of connecting people, transcending language and barriers. Each composition held a story, a glimpse into the human spirit's capacity for goodness and resilience.
As her reputation grew, Lily received an invitation to perform at a renowned concert hall in the bustling city nearby. It was a chance to showcase her talent on a grand stage, but also an opportunity to inspire others to embrace their own creative instincts.
The night arrived, and as Lily walked onto the stage, a wave of nervous excitement washed over her. The audience hushed, awaiting her performance with bated breath. With each stroke of the keys, she poured her entire being into the music, allowing it to speak for her soul.
The melodies she crafted echoed through the concert hall, weaving tales of love, loss, and triumph. Tears glistened in the eyes of the audience, each person connecting with the music in their own unique way. In that shared vulnerability, a powerful sense of unity was born.
As the last note resounded, the crowd erupted into thunderous applause, their hearts overflowing with gratitude for the emotional journey they had experienced. Lily had not only touched their hearts but had reminded them of the innate goodness that lay within each person, waiting to be nurtured and shared.
And so, as the final encore came to a close, Lily stepped off the stage, humbled and grateful for the opportunity to emotionally connect with countless souls through her creativity. For her, it was a reminder that the human trait she found most endearing, above all others, was the power of artistic expression to awaken the goodness and hope that resides deep within us all.
Did you know that it costs McDonalds $1.91 in advertising to get you into the drive through...?
And when they sell you a burger for $2.09... they ONLY make $0.18... :(
But... when they upsell you fries and a coke for $1.77 more... they make (and more importantly keep $1.32 profit)...
Yes, 8 times the profit of the initial sale!
Pretty cool, don't you think?
But... what does that have to do with you?
Well, If you're like most people who sell stuff online...
You setup a website, and you started selling your product...
But just like McDonalds... even if people are buying it...
After your advertising costs, you're probably not left with enough to even cover your hosting bills. :(
And that's when you realize... that if you want to make it online, you can't sell from a flat website...
You need to do what McDonalds did, and setup a sales funnel...
But instead of having people go through a drive-in window...
Online they go through a "capture page" where you can gather their contact information and follow up with them through email...
Then instead of selling them a burger, you have a sales page created to sell your initial product...
And while you're probably not going to offer your customers fries and a coke...
You could upsell them on your other products and services.
This is what we call a "Sales Funnel"
Where website visitors can come in the top...
And cash comes out the bottom...
You have seen it work at McDonald's, you have seen it work on Amazon... and you KNOW it will work for you.
So, you decide to create your first sales funnel...
But after weeks of trial and error...
You ask yourself... WHY did it have to be so hard?
All you wanted to do was to sell your stuff online.
But instead you spent weeks (maybe months) playing with web builders, hiring designers and programmers BEFORE you ever made your first penny online.
And to us... well, that seemed kinda backwards.
Shouldn't there be an easy way to create high converting marketing funnels, without having to hire an entire staff?
We thought so, and that's why we created ClickFunnels - a simple way to easily create sales funnels that convert!
And because it can be overwhelming to learn a completely new software along with a transformational marketing paradigm, we've gone one step further and created a 30 day challenge called the One Funnel Away Challenge!
During this month-long course you'll get access to LIVE coaching all day long as well as mastermind with visionaries who are on the same path as you, including ME ~ I'm signed up for the Challenge starting December 11th! For just $100 you can get even more help by signing up as a VIP.
So, who is this challenge for? Well…
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Believe it in your heart, as the extraordinary Timothy Weah professed: Through the strength of unwavering dedication and relentless hard work, every dream within our reach can become our reality.
This profound truth is mirrored in the diligent labor I've recently embraced, pouring every ounce of my energy and time into a concerted effort, a labor of sincere devotion.
If you notice the dark circles under my eyes, they mirror the depth of my relentless endeavor, akin to the markings of a panda. And yes, the lack of time for personal grooming might render me as hirsute as one too, revealing the countless hours I've dedicated to craft two exceptional offerings, an unparalleled gift of a lifetime, distinctly created for you.
Aptly christened as "The Christmas Cash Challenge" and "The Christmas Doll Challenge" these gifts encapsulate critical lessons drawn from my own transformation, from a life of humble beginnings to one of resplendent abundance. The secret to an ever-growing wealth, the unexplored profession yielding an hourly income of $50-$100, and an unheard marketing strategy to flood your business with a surge of new clients, the skills to transform your old doll into a beloved family heirloom, are all rolled into these gifts, exclusively created for your financial empowerment.
Let it be known that these gifts are yours, free of charge. Not a mere slogan, but a tangible symbol of my goodwill, borne from the heart with no strings attached.
While you won't need to replicate the tireless efforts I've put into these offerings, it does require a steadfast dedication on your part, a commitment to unreservedly claim this gift and fully follow through.
Now, as I retreat for a well-earned rest, you stand on the threshold of a new journey. A journey that beckons you to step forth. A brighter future awaits your steadfast determination.
I need to borrow your (gigantic, fabulous, revolutionary) brain. I need help making a big decision.
As you may know, I've spent the past year learning from various business coaches to sharpen up my skills on everything from fitness and meditation to marketing and real estate investment. One of my coaches, Bushra, is paying back her students with an incredible gift ~ she's spending thousands of dollars of her own money to market our Black Friday Offers. The catch? We can only choose one offer for her to advertise. So, by November 21st I have to have my offer and landing page and everything ready and I'm in a dither because I just can't decide which offer to use! I'm like, paralyzed, and I need you to help me out.
Now, I already held my live Christmas Doll Challenge and made an offer, the 3-day class replays and my Doll Doctor's Medical Record e-book, which is an invaluable tool for both casual restorers and doll entrepreneurs. The Black Friday price for that (which you can get immediately) is $47, on sale from $97.
I'm preparing a second challenge called The Christmas Cash Challenge to show you how to leverage your skills to make money for the holidays. I initially planned to do it live as well but the feedback from you all was that's too hard to fit into your schedules, so I think it will be a recorded webinar instead.
The cash challenge would be a free class walking you through my house and showing you exactly what I did when my husband, Jerry, was disabled in a near-fatal work accident and I had to come up with thousands of extra dollars each month to replace our salaries while he was home recovering and I was on maternity leave. I used those skills to start my business. Now, my idea for that offer is the free recorded class, then for $47 (on sale from $197) you could buy my Fast Cash Fundamentals video course and get my Talent to Treasure ebook and Top 20 Ways to Make Cash Fast report for free. Some of you already have those publications.
Both offers would come with two free webinars teaching you to start your own business in less than a week without spending a dime, taught by some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, including Daymond John ("The People's Shark" and FUBU founder) and Russell Brunson (ClickFunnels founder).
So what I need to know from you is:
On the one hand, I hope you were able to catch the Christmas Doll Challenge livestreams before they disappeared because it sure was a ton of work. On the other hand, using my laptop webcam had the effect of making me look 50 feet wide and about a thousand years old, so maybe it's just as well if you didn't see it.
I know I could get a bunch of fancy cameras and lights and videos and use filters to make myself look younger, but I can barely handle the Facebook live process so I know I would never figure out how to hook all that stuff up. I keep hearing about how you have to go live on video or have a podcast to get ahead nowadays ~ that's the blog of today I guess, but this week has really challenged me.
My self esteem took a huge blow. I've actually lost about 30 pounds recently. Everyone was commenting on it when we were home for the funeral last weekend. And I've been doing this "glass skin" or "K Skin" Korean skincare regimen that takes a ton of time but gives your complexion a youthful, pearly, dewy glow. I felt really great, but then the webcam made me look like a pasty 2-ton troll, and I realized I still have a long way to go. I hit both Ulta and Sephora while we were back home and spent about a billion dollars on even more skincare products. Livestreams may just be too hard on my wallet! Maybe I will try podcasting.
The past few weeks have been exhausting and heart-rending. My husband's boss is still out of work, mourning his wife, and besides that being hard because they're both lifelong friends, my husband is totally buried in work. We found out we won't be able to go to the cabin for Veterans' Day because Jerry will be taking on extra work. Then this morning I woke up to the news that, after surviving a near-death experience and having a pacemaker installed in Italy, my stepdad is in the hospital here with sepsis. On a side note ~ Dad was life-flighted from Capri to Naples, had a pacemaker installed, and was in the hospital for two weeks and it was completely FREE. Italians pay the same or less in taxes than we do, just sayin'.
On top of all that, today we got a text from about a threat to shoot up our son's high school. He attends both regular school and a tech school and the tech school was locked down last week. On average, one or both of his schools are locked down for threats of violence at least once a month. It's terrifying and disheartening that we've decided our lives are worth less than the gun industry making money. The school, a beautiful building, was vandalized overnight as well. That's something else that happens constantly. We live in a deep-red county where Democrats don't even bother to run for office, so it mystifies me when people say the GOP is tougher on crime. We moved here from a deep-blue county where the only time the school was ever locked down was due to a bear in the playground!
So, anyway, I'm beat and sad and just frustrated. I hope things go better next week. Do you do a lot of videos or Zoom meetings? What's your skincare routine? Do you have any special camera tricks to take off weight and age? Please, let me know!
It's not too late to join the Christmas Doll Challenge! Day 1 went great; we learned to clean all types of dolls and doll hair as well as re-color faded vinyl and hard plastic dolls. Tomorrow we will learn to repair splits and cracks in hard plastic, composition, and vinyl dolls, and Thursday we will go over painting and re-stringing. Today's replay is posted in the Challenge and on my Facebook page until Friday, so you can go now and watch it. I do recommend you join the group for all the valuable insight from members as well as product links and discount codes.
Can't make the replays, or aren't on Facebook? Get lifetime access to the videos with my VIP bundle. This includes Both front and side-view videos (6 hour-long videos total!) so you get all the angles to see the repairs. You also get my new Doll Doctor's Medical Record ebook for FREE! My business coach told me not to charge a penny less than $1000 for this bundle, but I really want to reach as many people as possible, so right now the VIP Bundle is only $47, on sale from the regular $97 price. (Don't tell Pedro, my coach!) You can get the bundle now from my shop. You will receive the ebook immediately and the videos after the challenge ends. I can't wait to see you in the challenge!
I'm so proud to present my newest e-book, The Doll Doctor's Medical Record! This printable document allows you to keep a record of the dolls you restore. Use the Doll Patient Chart pages to keep track of the money and time you spend restoring each doll so you have a better idea of how much you can spend on a doll to resell or what to charge your doll hospital clients. You get 30 of these pages in the book!
The Case History pages allow you to chronicle the doll's provenance and make a note of its restoration. You can keep these for your own reference or send a copy along to your customers. Doll hospital clients will love filling out the Doll Chronicle to share with their relatives! You get 20 Doll Chronicle pages in the book.
The best thing about the ebook is, once you fill it up you can just print out another! Have the pages bound at an office supply store or just put them in a binder to keep them organized. I really think The Doll Doctor's Medical Record will be a tool you'll reach for daily! I know once you start keeping track of your repairs you'll make far better-informed pricing decisions. Get your copy from the Shop page today: The Doll Doctor's Medical Record e-Book
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Why would I invite you to steal my customers?
The fact is, I have more work than I can handle. My dining room is full of dolls. My office is full of dolls. My sewing room is full of dolls. My family room… you guessed it. Dolls. Everywhere.
In the past week alone more than 20 dolls requiring repair have arrived at my house and more are on the way. I am completely swamped and it's only October! I need some help. I would love to have you join my certification program. You read that right: the Mandaline Certified Doll Doctor program.
I'm still working on the logistics like lesson format and pricing but the end result will be (I hope) an army of doll doctors ready to take on clients. I really want to get you up and running as soon as possible because the holiday season is when doll repair requests really take off. I would love to promote your business to my followers.
And just so you understand the magnitude of that, my blog averages over 45,000 views per month. My website has 86,000 likes. My Pinterest account averages 14,000 per month… I don't say this to brag (because those are actually pretty piddly numbers compared to many influencers) but to let you know just how many people see my posts ~ and how many would discover you?
I've taught hundreds of thousands of people to repair dolls and I am confident you can learn to do it too. And I know you can make a business of it because that's what I've been doing for more than 20 years. The good news is, right now you can get three days of live doll repair coaching from me for FREE during the Christmas Doll Challenge. My business coach recommended I charge $1500 for 3 hours of one-on-one coaching, so that's the value of the challenge October 24-26th.
Why don't you take my lessons for a test drive? Sign up for the Christmas Doll Challenge using the “Register” button. You will need approval to join the group where the live training will take place so make sure to request entry as soon as possible. I would hate for you to miss it!
Can you believe it? The Christmas Doll Challenge is just around the corner, with less than two weeks to go! It's time to roll up your sleeves and start gathering the supplies you'll need for this enchanting restoration journey.
First Rule: No Heirlooms for Practice!
Before we dive in, a word of advice: please resist the urge to use your precious heirloom dolls for practice. Instead, I recommend getting a cheap doll to hone your skills and techniques.
Here's Your Supply Checklist:
Remember, to fully immerse yourself in the Christmas Doll Challenge, you must join the dedicated Facebook group. It's not only a fantastic community of doll enthusiasts but also the exclusive platform where I’ll be hosting the live broadcasts. Join now and await approval to get ready for the upcoming restorations!
Stay Tuned for Restoration Reveals!
Inside the group, you'll have the chance to see which dolls I'll be restoring during the challenge. It's an exciting journey of rediscovering the magic and memories within these beloved dolls.
Mark your calendar, gather your supplies, and let's make this Christmas Doll Challenge a heartwarming success. I’m thrilled to have you join us in this restoration adventure.
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My name is Amanda, but my childhood nickname was "Mandaline". I am a mother of three turning my passion for creating into a full-time business.