James Wedmore explains how the label you take on affects the results you get
If you’re in the online business space, you’ve probably heard of James Wedmore, whose rags-to-riches story has inspired hundreds of thousands in online business. In 2011, he built a course on YouTube videos and earned $400,000 in sales within 30 days of launching.
The story you might not have heard was what happened three years after his wildly successful first course. It was January 2014. James had just had one of his highest revenue-generating months without a launch: $70,000.
What does it take to start and grow a profitable business? Thousands of business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered virtually on June 16, 2020 at Self-Made Summit to find out.
Our stellar lineup of experts let us into their world, revealing their keys to success and most memorable moments. Here’s a quick roundup of the top lessons in entrepreneurship from Kajabi’s first-ever virtual summit.
1. Listen to your gut, especially when facing rejection
Rejection hurts. Being underestimated hurts. When you’re at your lowest moments, listen to what your gut is telling you and trust it. Jamie Kern Lima spent a decade building IT Cosmetics from the ground up. In the early years, her business was barely surviving on 2-3 orders a day. Pitches to QVC, Sephora, and other retailers were getting turned down, one after the other. With every rejection, Jamie wondered if she’d be able to stay in business.
Kajabi Hero and serial entrepreneur, Brittany Darrington, shares her business battle scars and hard-fought lessons.
After founding four businesses over the last 12 years, Brittany Darrington has had her share of failures.
Her first business, a sorority clothing line, struggled for five months without a single sale (which she jokingly refers to as her “red beans and rice diet” phase). But after going back to the drawing board and developing an influencer-based marketing plan, her next business had an explosive start. Oil Digger Tees, a fashion line with a southern sense of humor, generated $25,000 the first week she launched.
Now Brittany is a business and marketing strategist helping women build hyper profitable, automated businesses online using Kajabi. Her entrepreneurial community, the Corporate Misfit Club, has guided over 3,000 women through building an online business.