Discover How To Leverage The Expertise & Skills You Already Have To Become An Online Business Manager

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There are so many high-end clients, leaders in their markets, looking for a quality Online Business Manager.

That is why I am excited to bring this course to you.  You have the desire and drive to work with these amazing clients but you feel like you don’t yet have the expertise and confidence to officially step into the role of OBM. You KNOW you are meant to work at this level and with a bit of training and support, you can be confident and ready to work with these business owners that are ready to hire you.

What’s included if you join early (plus some other bonuses I will announce when the program kicks off):

  1. Small, select group — I’m taking people on a first come first served basis, so if you want to ensure your place, this is the time.
  2. Advanced access to our private FB Community — So you can start making contacts and getting advice and feedback from VAs and OBMs who are on this journey with you.
  3. Bonus, immediate access to my signature training program “Getting Started With Infusionsoft” — My training program that gives you everything you need to know to use Infusionsoft and teach your team.
  4. VIP Sessions (4) — These will consist of group huddles, info-packed calls with Sharon, and will get you started on scaling up your business.

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The OBM Certification Training is a comprehensive 90-day program broken out into 7 distinct modules that have been designed to give you the skills & confidence you need to thrive in this role.

Module 1 Building an Online Business – Models and Marketing

You cannot play a bigger role in your client’s business if you don’t truly understand what they are building and how. So in Module 1 you will learn:

  • the generosity based platform  that is the standard for most information-based businesses (authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, and other experts)
  • the 7 most popular business models for online businesses
  • an overview of internet marketing strategies, including social media, SEO, email marketing, blogging and much more
  • how others are doing it exactly, with case studies of real  businesses that demonstrate the key strategies

Module 2 Becoming an OBM – Leadership

In our experience it’s not only about *what* you are doing – it’s also about *how* you do it. The Competencies are the leadership skills of being an Online Business Manager, with a focus on how to be proactive, responsible and truly “own” the role. These competencies are the foundation of all the work you do as an Online Business Manager and can truly make-or-break your success and enjoyment (and how happy your clients are with you!) During this module on you will learn about:

  • Leading Yourself – who you are being will always be more important and impacting then what you are doing.  During this session we focus on how you step into the natural leader you were created to be based of your unique strengths and experiences.

In our experience it’s not only about *what* you are doing – it’s also about *how* you do it. The Competencies are the leadership skills of being an Online Business Manager, with a focus on how to be proactive, responsible and truly “own” the role. These competencies are the foundation of all the work you do as an Online Business Manager and can truly make-or-break your success and enjoyment (and how happy your clients are with you!) During this module on you will learn about:

  • Leading Yourself – who you are being will always be more important and impacting then what you are doing.  During this session we focus on how you step into the natural leader you were created to be based of your unique strengths and experiences.
  • Leading the Business – often we tell OBM’s you are not here solely to support your client but even more importantly to be an advocate of the business.  What does this look like, well a sneak peak is:  vision, goal setting, communication… etc…
  • Leading the Client – Often as the OBM we are experts in area of business and online business development and have to learn the art of leading our clients in the direction that is best for the business, even if its not the most comfortable place for our clients.
  • Leading the Business – often we tell OBM’s you are not here solely to support your client but even more importantly to be an advocate of the business.  What does this look like, well a sneak peak is:  vision, goal setting, communication… etc…
  • Leading the Client – Often as the OBM we are experts in area of business and online business development and have to learn the art of leading our clients in the direction that is best for the business, even if its not the most comfortable place for our clients.

Module 3 – Project Planning and Launch Management

Well if there is a recurring theme in the day and life of an OBM it’s the ability to stay in that place of pro-activity.  How do we do that?  Through planning… plan for what we want, plan for what happens if we don’t get it and plan for everything in between!  Specifically when it comes down to projects and marketing (launch) initiatives… there can not be enough planning when it comes to these elements.

  1. Project Management – how to setup a simple project management plan that works for YOU and your client, including a comparison of the *many* project management tools available (so you can pick one that fits you best)

Well if there is a recurring theme in the day and life of an OBM it’s the ability to stay in that place of pro-activity.  How do we do that?  Through planning… plan for what we want, plan for what happens if we don’t get it and plan for everything in between!  Specifically when it comes down to projects and marketing (launch) initiatives… there can not be enough planning when it comes to these elements.

  1. Project Management – how to setup a simple project management plan that works for YOU and your client, including a comparison of the *many* project management tools available (so you can pick one that fits you best)
  2. Launch Management – find out the EXACT strategies top marketers are using to launch products and services for your clients.  This is an all inclusive training with worksheets, checklists, etc… An effective launch will often determine the success of revenue goals, we intent to ensure you have a clear picture to what that success looks like.  Specific launches we will cover:
    • Simple Launch – this is the most common launch folks do, generally can be planned within 4-6 weeks and works well for any click and buy options.
    • Big Kahuna launch – this launch really fits its name 🙂 Will likely take up to 6 months to plan and prepare for.  It will require multi moving pieces, could be JV/Affiliate, could be multi-speakers, could be a live event… etc…
  1. Launch Management – find out the EXACT strategies top marketers are using to launch products and services for your clients.  This is an all inclusive training with worksheets, checklists, etc… An effective launch will often determine the success of revenue goals, we intent to ensure you have a clear picture to what that success looks like.  Specific launches we will cover:
    • Simple Launch – this is the most common launch folks do, generally can be planned within 4-6 weeks and works well for any click and buy options.
    • Big Kahuna launch – this launch really fits its name 🙂 Will likely take up to 6 months to plan and prepare for.  It will require multi moving pieces, could be JV/Affiliate, could be multi-speakers, could be a live event… etc…

Module 4 – Automation and Operations Management

This module is the *meat* of the training, and quite honestly is worth its weight in ‘virtual’ gold! As an OBM you need to know the steps, elements and processes of various projects in order to ensure that they get done quickly and effectively.

  •  Learn the Top 10 Business Systems and how to implement them into EVERY business you serve.
  • Find out the Top 10 Business Tools needed to build and grow an online business.
  • Get full access to a pre-populated SOP build out in the Teamwork Project Management tool.  This particular tool is worth the investment in this program 🙂

This module is the *meat* of the training, and quite honestly is worth its weight in ‘virtual’ gold! As an OBM you need to know the steps, elements and processes of various projects in order to ensure that they get done quickly and effectively.

  •  Learn the Top 10 Business Systems and how to implement them into EVERY business you serve.
  • Find out the Top 10 Business Tools needed to build and grow an online business.
  • Get full access to a pre-populated SOP build out in the Teamwork Project Management tool.  This particular tool is worth the investment in this program 🙂
  • Learn how to use the SOP to readily manage a clients business.
    • Quarterly tasks and initiatives to be focused on
    • Monthly expectations
    • Weekly tasks
    • Daily todo’s
  • Essentially a behind the scenes this is how we get it done peak into business.
  • Checklists, spreadsheets, flowcharts, etc…
  • Learn how to use the SOP to readily manage a clients business.
    • Quarterly tasks and initiatives to be focused on
    • Monthly expectations
    • Weekly tasks
    • Daily todo’s
  • Essentially a behind the scenes this is how we get it done peak into business.
  • Checklists, spreadsheets, flowcharts, etc…

Module 5 – Virtual Team Management

Learn the art of building strong sustainable teams WITH virtual contractors… yes, it requires purposeful navigation, but it is doable.

You can build a team of experts and implementers that will not only be loyal but also committed to doing great work with you on the behalf of your clients.

All of the skills in the OBM Certification Training are must haves, but this particular skill will absolutely determine your success and your ability to build a scalable business around your vision 🙂

Learn the art of building strong sustainable teams WITH virtual contractors… yes, it requires purposeful navigation, but it is doable.  You can build a team of experts and implementers that will not only be loyal but also committed to doing great work with you on the behalf of your clients.

All of the skills in the OBM Certification Training are must haves, but this particular skill will absolutely determine your success and your ability to build a scalable business around your vision 🙂

  • “Do I have to have my own team?”  this is one of the most asked questions I get.   The answer is no, but in this module we will cover what it looks like to have your own team and what it looks like to lead your clients team (when you are not the one paying their invoices.)
  • Learn top strategies to working with virtual teams – core strategies will help you successfully build strong relationships with team members that allow you to lead them effectively
  • Dive in even deeper to what being a leader looks like as it pertains to being the type of person a team and team mates will follow.
  • “Do I have to have my own team?”  this is one of the most asked questions I get.   The answer is no, but in this module we will cover what it looks like to have your own team and what it looks like to lead your clients team (when you are not the one paying their invoices.)
  • Learn top strategies to working with virtual teams – core strategies will help you successfully build strong relationships with team members that allow you to lead them effectively
  • Dive in even deeper to what being a leader looks like as it pertains to being the type of person a team and team mates will follow.

Module 6 – Building Your OBM Business

Now that you’ve got the skills it’s time to get clients, but of course! As an Online Business Manager it’s essential that you know how to find your ideal clients and the best way to connect with them so that they are chomping at the bit to hire you. During this module on you will learn about:

  • Your Ideal Client – how to know who is ready (or not ready) to hire an OBM and how to identify your ideal client based on your strengths.
  • Having the (sometimes dreaded) sales conversation – how to talk to potential clients so that they say a resounding “yes!” to hiring you.

Now that you’ve got the skills it’s time to get clients, but of course! As an Online Business Manager it’s essential that you know how to find your ideal clients and the best way to connect with them so that they are chomping at the bit to hire you. During this module on you will learn about:

  • Your Ideal Client – how to know who is ready (or not ready) to hire an OBM and how to identify your ideal client based on your strengths.
  • Having the (sometimes dreaded) sales conversation – how to talk to potential clients so that they say a resounding “yes!” to hiring you.
  • OBM Compensation Options – it’s not just about being paid hourly, in fact we recommend an incentive-based payment structure that allows you to be paid more as the business grows.
  • Inner Game of Being an OBM – Being an Online Business Manager is not for the faint of heart. You need to have a strong sense of purpose, both for you and your clients, in order to make the role an enjoyable and mutually beneficial experience.
  • Managing Your Business – getting clear on what you want, what you offer and how you want to build your business are essential. As much as you are here to serve your clients, you are ultimately here to build a business that serves you first.
  • OBM Compensation Options – it’s not just about being paid hourly, in fact we recommend an incentive-based payment structure that allows you to be paid more as the business grows.
  • Inner Game of Being an OBM – Being an Online Business Manager is not for the faint of heart. You need to have a strong sense of purpose, both for you and your clients, in order to make the role an enjoyable and mutually beneficial experience.
  • Managing Your Business – getting clear on what you want, what you offer and how you want to build your business are essential. As much as you are here to serve your clients, you are ultimately here to build a business that serves you first.

Module 7 – Certification Week

Open exclusively to participants in this Training (for an additional fee), you will have the opportunity to participate in the OBM Certification Week and apply to become a Certified Online Business Manager™.

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification process (as evaluated by our Certification Committee) you will be awarded the credential of Certified Online Business Manager™
  • Join the ranks of select few in our industry. Certification is a process of being able to demonstrate, in real-life situations, that you have the knowledge, expertise and fortitude required to excel as an Online Business Manager.

Open exclusively to participants in this Training, you will have the opportunity to participate in the OBM Certification Week and apply to become a Certified Online Business Manager™.

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification process (as evaluated by our Certification Committee)
  • You will be awarded the credential of Certified Online Business Manager™
  • Join the ranks of select few in our industry. Certification is a process of being able to demonstrate, in real-life situations, that you have the knowledge, expertise and fortitude required to excel as an Online Business Manager.
  • During Certification Week you will get the chance to apply everything you’ve been learning by working as an Online Business Manager in a series of business scenarios that we get direct from the business owners themselves. We don’t want to give away too much yet, but rest assured that it will be a challenging, busy and at times crazy week. In the same way that you might decide to train for a marathon, the first 6 modules are your ‘training plan’ so that you are ready to run the big race that is Certification Week.
  • During Certification Week you will get the chance to apply everything you’ve been learning by working as an Online Business Manager in a series of business scenarios that we get direct from the business owners themselves. We don’t want to give away too much yet, but rest assured that it will be a challenging, busy and at times crazy week. In the same way that you might decide to train for a marathon, the first 6 modules are your ‘training plan’ so that you are ready to run the big race that is Certification Week.