You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers.
Here are most common questions I’ve gotten since opening the doors to Sunday Society: Chats, Tea and Fishtail Braids yesterday.
I hope these answers help you make the right decision.
1. Why should I join now instead of in a couple of months when I know I’ll have more time?
Over 30 women have already joined and they’re getting to know each other in the private Facebook group. Wouldn’t it be nice to join in the beginning instead of joining once it’s grown and you feel kinda like an outsider?
There have been a couple of times that I’ve really regretted not signing up for something sooner, because I could’ve gotten even more out of it if I had started in the beginning. I just want to give you that opportunity.
Of course, you’re welcome anytime. This is not the kind of thing where registration is going to close in two weeks. That doesn’t mean that YOU should wait.
The other big reason you should join now is that this membership program includes monthly challenges and they build on one another—meaning that you’ll get more out of them if you start with month one instead joining when everybody else has completed six of them.
Don’t get me wrong, you’ll be able to jump in and start the monthly challenges at anytime without having to do the previous ones BUT you’ll get more out of them if you start with the first month.
And, if that doesn’t push you into joining, if you join within the first 30 days, you get access to my 365 writing and blogging prompts ($47 value) for free.
Yes, I’m definitely pulling out all the stops. You can’t blame me when it’s because I want you in there! Every single person brings more to the table in something like this.
2. I’ve taken a bunch of online business courses. How is this any different?
This isn’t a course. Some months will include mini courses (20-90 minutes) but this isn’t a marketing or blogging or business course.
The purpose of Sunday Society is to give you a place to hang out with other creative entrepreneurs, to attend live calls and ask specific questions to help you move forward on stuff that’s keeping you stuck, and to get consistent support and encouragement from me and other members.
3. What happens if I join and want to cancel my membership?
I’ll record myself ugly crying and send it to you via email. No, really, it’s not a big deal. You can cancel your membership anytime with a simple email. I mean it. If you realize it’s not the right fit for you, I’m not going to make you prove you’ve watched every video or attended live calls or jump through any other hoop.
That makes this super easy for you to join. If you don’t like it, you can leave but at least you tried it out instead of wondering.
4. How does the monthly payment plan work?
Once you register, you’ll be billed monthly, on that same date each following month (unless you cancel your account). You will be billed from the same source you used to pay the first time–so if you pay via PayPal, your monthly charge will come out of PayPal and if you pay with a credit card, your monthly charge will be billed to your credit card each month.
5. Should I join if my business doesn’t fall into the traditional “creative business” category?
There aren’t any rules. If you write for your business or take photos for your business or anything else that calls for creativity, you have a creative business in my mind. I consider my business a creative business and I’m a business consultant. But, I write and take photos and paint watercolors and design worksheets. I’m creative and I bet if you take away the stereotypes, you are, too.
6. Should I join if I’m in the very beginning stages of my business—like haven’t even started yet?
YES! We’ve got members who haven’t started their businesses yet to members who’ve been in business for years.
If this were a super expensive program that was time-sensitive, I would tell you to hold off but this is a budget-friendly membership program that can help you despite where you’re at in your business. But, sometimes, hearing and seeing other people doing the kinds of things you want to do can inspire you to finally take action on your dream.
And, if you get in there and three months go by and you don’t use the material, cancel your account and come back when you will use the material.
7. How will I access the live calls?
For now, the live calls are on platform called Crowdcast. Because it’s live streaming video, the faster your internet, the better quality you’ll receive. If you have high speed internet and close out other programs while watching, you shouldn’t have any problems joining and participating in the chat.
8. What happens if I can’t attend a live call at the time it’s scheduled?
All the live calls will be recorded, so you can watch them anytime at your convenience.
If it’s an Ask April call and you have a question or multiple questions (even better, my friend!), you can submit them ahead of time.
9. Can I pay for a full year at one time?
This isn’t a current option, mainly because I want everyone to test it out to make sure it’s right for them. Those kinds of lump payments are harder to refund once a couple months pass. However, I might offer this to current members after a few months in case they’d like to pay for a year at a time and they know they want to stick around.
10. Why should I join your membership program over others out there?
Is there anybody else out there running a membership site who can quote almost any line from Gilmore Girls because she’s watched it so many times, creates pretty worksheets that feature her watercolors and can produce the perfect fishtail braid? I didn’t think so.
But, for a more serious answer, you should join my membership program over others out there if:
- You like my style. Read a few of my blog posts, watch one of the free clips on CreativeLive to see my teaching style, and check out my YouTube channel. Do you think we’d get along? You want to learn from someone that you like (and someone who’s knowledgeable and built successful businesses) and if I’m that girl, join Sunday Society. If my voice is the most annoying sound you’ve ever heard, join another program.
- You want to learn how to build an online business (I definitely don’t specialize in brick in mortar businesses) and believe that blogging and email marketing are two important pieces for doing so. If you’re anti-blogs and anti-email marketing, we probably wouldn’t work well together.
- You’re looking for a budget-friendly option that doesn’t feel budget-friendly. A lot of inexpensive membership programs don’t include as many live calls or a mentor that actually checks in every weekday. In fact, I can’t name one. If you’re looking for hands on help, you’ll probably really enjoy Sunday Society.
If you didn’t find your question in this list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll answer it.