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You Are My Why

My success is based on your success. period.

When I started SPI, I immediately realized the importance of community. Sharing valuable information has been the name of the game ever since.

I’ve gone through this entrepreneurial journey right along side many of you and every time someone shares a success story with me, it keeps me going.

Your story matters

And I'd Love to Share It!

Success comes in many forms. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for years, I love hearing from readers about the steps you’re taking to reach your goals.

Gratitude is a

Two-Way Street

To put it plainly, I wouldn’t be here without you. I can’t imagine another job where I’d be able to give so much to a community and get so much in return.

If you’ve been active in the SPI community for a while, you know that my first why—the reason I started this business—is my family. They mean everything to me. That said, readers just like you have been sharing their successes with me over the years and that community has created an entirely different reason for me to keep sharing what I know in this space.

Every time I receive a handwritten letter, email, comment, or tweet from a reader who has seen success in their business, I know I’m on the right track. And when I know my work here means something to you, I’m motivated to continue my quest to be of service. Gratitude is simple, in theory, but the power it holds is immense.

In that vein, I’d love to share a few thank you notes from those who have found SPI to be helpful over the years:

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“I’ve been meaning to write you this email to say a big THANK YOU. I’m a psychologist and I love my work, but two winters ago we had a crazy snow storm here in Philadelphia and I had to cancel with scheduled clients. I lost a little over $1,000 in income just as we were getting ready to buy our first home, freaked out a bit, and then realized that I had to go more online to prevent future unexpected losses of income.

That’s when I discovered your blog and your podcasts. You inspired me to launch my podcast and blog, Selling The Couch, last March to help my field learn the business and marketing lessons we don’t get to learn in school, to fill a major gap. I followed much of your advice on the SPI blog and podcasts and have built something that’s changing the lives of my colleagues.

Currently, I have an email list of 2,800 and a loyal Facebook community of 3,300. The best part is that I get such nice notes from colleagues and it only makes me smile. I even launched my first online course late last year based on a need (a course/community for mind/body health, wellness, and fitness podcasters). I did a little over $2,000 in pre-launch last year and now have made a little over $25,000 from the course in our first year. I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate the grace and sincerity you take to life and business. It’s something I aspire to every day.”


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“I set up my first website in 1998 (sharing free teaching ideas and educational resources) and that has been earning money through Adsense and other ad networks. That free site gets between 30,000 and 45,000 visitors per day now and it has changed my life.

Last year I set up a membership site, again offering resources for teachers, which now has thousands of members. I discovered your podcast about this time last year and it has made a huge impact on how I run this site (and others). I have you to thank for sharing the power of the email list, the importance of building a Facebook page, the freedom available to me through outsourcing to virtual assistants, the strength I can find in seeking out a community, and more.

I recently resigned from my teaching job, so I am now working full-time on my sites. You are an inspiration and I am truly grateful for the ideas and experiences that you have shared. They have had a direct impact on my own actions and the success of my business so far.”


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“I just have to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I’ve been listening to your podcast for years and have always benefited from the insight, but this year as I really dug into developing my venture, TILT Parenting, I have relied on your content and guidance.

I followed your podcast tutorial to the letter, stayed up well past my bedtime (I live in Europe) to watch your incredibly generous webinar last month on building a podcast audience and then ended up buying your Smart Podcast Player as a result. Which is the best decision I could have made. I had a big bullet point on my to-do list that said ‘Figure out how to have podcast episodes playable on website,’ which I kept putting off because as a non-techy person developing my own website, the very thought seemed overwhelming.

Then I found your webinar, bought your product, and within a few hours had my episodes on my site. The tutorial that accompanied the player was PHENOMENAL. I kept pausing in the process to remark to my husband how blown away I was by the lengths you went to make it super simple and accessible for people like me. And the support page and team is incredible. So, I just have to say THANK YOU again for the way you show up. Your authenticity and generosity coupled with the quality of what you create is so appreciated.”


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Please share, in detail, how SPI has changed the way you do business. Be sure to include examples of what you were struggling with before finding the SPI Community and how you’ve used SPI tools and strategies to overcome those obstacles.

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