At Thrive Lounge, we encourage women (well, everyone... but mainly women) to visualize what they want and work towards it, no matter how scary it may seem. The past two months since our first Vision Board Conference have been exhilarating. We've gotten back AH-MAZING feedback from women that, because of our conference, have decided to get back in the driver's seat of their lives and TAKE CONTROL of their destiny. (Doesn't that statement give you so much life!)
After watching all this #GirlbossMagic for the past two months, we've decided to step outside of our own comfort zone to.... (drumroll please)
produce the highest quality vision board event... ever.
We're incredibly excited by this goal for two reasons:
- We plan to reach MORE WOMEN... (6X more women to be exact)
- We WILL add more VALUE by bringing in top speakers, presenting workshops that will catapult you into 2018 AND make sure we have the best food + drinks + giveaways.
This month, we started working towards this end goal as well as the others we set last month.
The Recap - March Goals:
- Start planning for VisionCon 2017.
- 238 Email List Subscriber (10% increase from February 2017)
- 948 website page views (10% increase from February 2017)
- February 2017: 862
- February Goal: 948 page views
- Actual: 619
- January 2017: 217 Total Email List Subscribers
- Goal: 238
- Actual: 276
619 Page views, 266 Facebook Likes, 276 Email List
Top traffic sources:
30% came from search (we've been stepping our SEO game up lately)
30% came from Direct Link
30% came from Social Media
- 45% comes from Facebook
- 25% comes from Twitter
- 15% Instagram
- 15% Twitter
10% came from other places on the interwebs
Top Pages visited this month:
- Home Page
- Clarity Mastermind for the Ambitious Girlboss
- So, You've Created A Vision Board, Now What
- VisionCon 2017
The email list jumped up a bit last month because we started a meetup group! Starting a meetup group can be a great way to meet your target audience in person and build a stronger relationship with them the old fashioned way.
Believe it or not, social media is not one of our goals this year. Instead, we're focusing on building our email list. The thinking behind this is that we do not own our followers on social media (ie. Facebook can change their algorithm whenever they want and they decide what followers see each post), but we do own our email list. While we continue to track our following here, it's just to have full transparency. However, rest assured, if we have a random jump, we'll be sure to let you know why!
If you want to know how we got to our first 200 followers, take a look at our first month of blogging recap post.
What else happened this month:
Nonprofit Vision Board Workshop
We LOVE doing nonprofit + corporate vision board workshops. This month was incredibly empowering because we had the opportunity to do a vision board workshop at Bridges to Independence, a nonprofit that helps lead individuals out of homelessness and into permanent homes.
CLARITY Mastermind For the Ambitious Girlboss
CLARITY Mastermind was a huge success! We got a first hand look at the types of questions people have about their businesses and learned the lessons others have picked up along their entrepreneurial journey.
Find mentors for VisionCon 2017
Finalize the event Business Plan + Budget
Research Event Financing Options
What we learned:
Tiny steps every day add up to a huge impact down the line. Even though we don't always see the result of our investment in the short term, if we stick with it we can all make a huge difference in our lives. The biggest take away this month is to invest your time, money, and energy wisely.
As a wise woman once said (thought no one really knows who)...