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Here’s a scroll-stopping question for bloggers + influencers who put in CEO-amount of hours working on their business, but still get paid like an intern balancing a stack of papers in cute heels:

What’s the biggest difference between the big bloggers and content creators who make a full-time living as an influencer, leveraging their smarts to build out e-courses, partnerships, and their own product lines that totally justify high-fiving herself…

… and feeling like you’re spinning your wheels just trying to keep up with content creation—wondering if you’ll ever get to the point when Nordstrom appreciates you as much as your bank account appreciates them?

If you guessed knowing your way around the latest algorithm switch-up, you’d be wrong.

If you guessed constantly creating newer, better content every single day of every single week, you’d be wrong.

If you guessed constantly creating newer, better content every single day of every single week, you’d be wrong.

If you guessed the number of brand partnership contracts hanging out in your Gmail inbox, you’d still… be… wrong.

Listen—those things are important.

But, I’m here to tell you that they’re not the whole enchilada.

And unless you’ve thought through how you’re building your brand off social media, your #ootd archive and loyal followers have an impact that only stretches as far as your engagement rate does.

So, if the world of social media isn’t sustainable forever, what’s your back-up plan to keep strategically growing a brand?

Let me know if this sounds familiar:

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You roll over and immediately move your hand until it hits—yep, right there: A hard, shiny glass screen. You tap open your go-to app and pause until the red pop-up displays a few vital metrics: Followers, check. Comments, check. Mentions, check.

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And thus begins the day—you’ll just add another shiny screen (mornin’, laptop!) and cup of coffee to the mix and quite literally work from sunup to sundown … alternating between Bravo and E! in the background + Postmates on the way while the hours tick later into the evening.

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Clicking through your Gmail on one display, thumbing through and answering follower comments on another.

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Some days it’s playing bumper cars in traffic to get to a photoshoot, most days its endless content creation. It’s a constant one-thing-after-another reactionary kind of day.

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Honestly, it usually feels like one step forward, and five steps back (Okay, let’s just be 2-glasses-of-frosé-al-fresco honest: lately it feels like no steps forward—just a dead end on some days).

Let me know if this sounds familiar:

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You roll over and immediately move your hand until it hits—yep, right there: A hard, shiny glass screen. You tap open your go-to app and pause until the red pop-up displays a few vital metrics: Followers, check. Comments, check. Mentions, check.

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And thus begins the day—you’ll just add another shiny screen (mornin’, laptop!) and cup of coffee to the mix and quite literally work from sunup to sundown … alternating between Bravo and E! in the background + Postmates on the way while the hours tick later into the evening.

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Clicking through your Gmail on one display, thumbing through and answering follower comments on another.

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Some days it’s playing bumper cars in traffic to get to a photoshoot, most days its endless content creation. It’s a constant one-thing-after-another reactionary kind of day.

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Honestly, it usually feels like one step forward, and five steps back (Okay, let’s just be 2-glasses-of-frosé-al-fresco honest: lately it feels like no steps forward—just a dead end on some days).

Things haven’t quite worked out like you thought.

Which makes you that much more agitated when family and friends don’t see this as a real business.

Your love/hate addiction to scoping out fellow brands used to be a fun inspo sesh—but now, it’s a discouraging little reminder of just how much you have on your endless to-do list to turn this blog into a business.

And as new months tick off in your pretty planner, shifting your goals from “well, that month must have not been the right timing” to the next month, even you—the starry-eyed dreamer—are starting to doubt if you’ve really got the vision and clarity to make this thing work.

If you’re going to reach your full potential, cultivate deep trust with your followers, and grow a community that inspires others … instead of constantly feeling like the driver dropped you off on the plateau of brand growth and there’s no piece of the “KILLING the game pie” left over for you.

And that’s why I’m going to show you exactly how to finally shift things back to your favor.

Because once you have a tailored-to-your-goals-plan, you’ll also hold the keys to the kingdom to:

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Bounce ideas off of and ask questions to a like-minded group with a collective energy of ambition and creativity that for once you can relate to.

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Make a full-time living as an influencer, and leverage your skills to create e-courses, e-books, your own fashion collection and eco-friendly toddler sippy cup line or whatever your dreams are made of.

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Have an engaged community of women who go to your site to share tips and learn from one another, because instead of talking to everyone, you’re talking to YOUR people.

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Play to your strengths, so you know how to hone and use those well… and if it’s not in your zone of genius, you know exactly how to hire the right person, and can afford them too!

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Enjoy a constant stream of monthly income with which you can support yourself and your family (and yes, furbabes count as children).

I’m telling you, these things are TOTALLY within reach even if you have a follower count that isn’t quite flaunting the almighty “K” at the end of it yet.

… but they do depend on a strategic, step-by-step roadmap approach.

One that means a little tough love at times, because as fun as clicking through new arrivals on REVOLVE.com is…

Introducing

The step-by-step, brand-building online program showing you how to define your purpose, clarify your strategy, and grow a worthwhile, profitable business.

Introducing

The step-by-step, brand-building online program showing you how to define your purpose, clarify your strategy, and grow a worthwhile, profitable business.

I’ve invested months of research and in-person time in the trenches with bloggers just like you:

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Influencers with anywhere from 150 to 150K followers, who still struggle to make this online thing their main source of income, no matter how many blogs they post, how many pitches they send out, or how much they max out the room for 30 hashtags per post that Zuckerberg and his team give us.

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Influencers who—even though they’ve invested in their brand before—have YET to see an online program that’s actually helped them cultivate a purpose-driven gameplan and path to their goals.

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Influencers who, despite starting at the SAME time *she* did, consistently sees other bloggers and brands who seem to be achieving momentum and growth… while they feel stagnant.

The result?

An easy-to-follow formula that gives you a crystal-clear blueprint for the way out of overwhelm and discouragement, so you can get confident with the guidance you need to tap into your brilliance as an influencer.

“This program showed me I CAN play to my strengths—I don’t have to do it all! I learned it’s crucial to focus on things I’m good at: sharing and content creation. I feel so inspired after Julie’s program!”

– Hunter Premo

TIA Focus Group Participant
“Before I dove into this curriculum, I was so stuck on my purpose. Now? I feel like I have the right tools because hands down, figuring out my purpose was transformational. It really is the driver behind so many actions taken in business. This program included pretty much everything that I was looking for at this stage in my business!”

– Kachet Jackson-Henderson

TIA Focus Group Participant

So, this is where the fun starts

Here’s what you get inside

The Influencer Academy™

You need an actual business strategy curated for someone in your niche. Strategy that builds your dreams when you feel like the algorithm’s not quite linking arms with you. THAT is sustainability, and that’s what we’re after with The Influencer Academy™.

“TIA curriculum opened my eyes on how much more there is I can do to serve my community and increase my revenue. I got so much clarity on my ideal avatar, and how I can help her with the content I’ve ALREADY created! I also loved how Julie’s team shared their perspectives and expertise, too!”

– Mandy Roberson

TIA Focus Group Participant

PLUS, my “Get-Unstuck” Next Steps Bonus Vault

After the foundation’s in place, it’s time for me to make a pinky promise with you.

So, inside The Influencer Academy™, I want to make sure you can get your hands on the tools that can unlock any old excuses that may have tripped you up in the past.

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Get Started: Immediate Access Bonus

— Having great ideas is easy, but focusing down is where real change happens. Stop the madness of dozens of half-finished projects. With the help of The Empower Method you’ll step into a new paradigm of thinking and understanding when it comes to your values and goals. This powerful training program will help you decide what’s important and eliminate what’s not, and will have you primed and ready for Week 1!

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Growing Your Business and Team

— a LIVE mini-bonus training with project manager and strategist, Dee Reller

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Strategy of Writing for Your Ideal Audience

— a LIVE mini-bonus training with strategy copywriter, Jamie Jensen

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Setting Up Your Newsletter for Success + How to Convert Your Social Media Followers into Newsletter Subscribers

— a tech walk-through of how to set up the email marketing platform we use in my business, from tagging to setting up a sequence, converting followers into email subscribers, and more with the team at ConvertKit!

Students who pay for The Influencer Academy™ in full also receive:

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JASMINE STAR – HOW TO PRODUCTIVELY PLAN YOUR IG CONTENT STRATEGY

— a LIVE mini-bonus training and critique with photographer and Instagram strategy Queen Jasmine Star

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ANDREW HUBBARD – 3 WAYS TO ROCK YOUR FACEBOOK AND IG ADS

— a LIVE mini-bonus training with my FB ads manager, Andrew Hubbard

The TIA Promise

Plus, you’ve got my word: Your enrollment in The Influencer Academy™ is completely risk-free—if you’re not happy, I’m not happy. If by November 16th, 2018, you show me your work—your worksheets from Modules 1 & 2—and haven’t seen results, I’ll buy the program back from you, no questions asked!

I wholeheartedly believe in this program, and I know if you dig in and trust the system, you’ll see results. The Influencer Academy™ is for serious, committed students, but I also want you to feel comfortable making this purchase.

Click here to read all the nitty-gritty details about how I’ve got your back.

“The Influencer Academy™ experience was life-changing for me. From finding my purpose and my why, asking myself if my work supports my lifestyle… I could go on and on. This program changed the way I’m looking at my business.”

– Chelsea Olivia

TIA Focus Group Participant

So… what’s this going to set me back financially?

You could totally keep at it, binge-listening to podcasts, racking up a pretty sweet samples drawer, and still feel like the month-to-month income you see is a yo-yo game—even though your working hours stay at a consistent all-time-high.

Or, you could pull your eggs out of the social media basket, and realize the opportunities that await when it comes to spreading your message.

You could move into a content-creation rhythm that gives you a much more sustainable rhythm to your lifestyle, while fueling a steady income stream to your bank account.

Swipe the very system that I put into play to cultivate a deep trust with my audience, leverage my influence for profit, and know—no matter what others are doing—that I have a sustainable business that supports my family.

Let’s get you there.

“I feel so much more knowledgeable after The Influencer Academy™ experience! TIA gave me confidence to hire out help—which I need asap! I also now know the difference between my WHY and my passions. It was truly such a helpful, eye-opening experience!”

– Peyton Baxter

TIA Focus Group Participant

Your investment for

The Influencer Academy™ program

“I was in a place in my business where I felt all over the place, and really needed clarity in tying it all together. Hearing about what a product ladder is, and understanding how everything I strive to do—content creation, coaching, courses, etc.—fits together is HUGE for my business!”

– Susan Hang

TIA Focus Group Participant

What have other influencers and bloggers wondered before hopping inside The Influencer Academy™?

Where does TIA take place?

Online! All 6 weeks of the dripped content will be released virtually starting November 5 and hosted on the online platform, Teachable. You have lifetime access to the training, so you can go through the modules each week as they’re released in the student portal during the live session, or you can slow things down and work at your own pace.

When does TIA start?

Registration for the 2018 class is open from October 16th through October 25th 2018. The live program is 6 weeks—all dripped into your members ares—and runs from November 5th — December 14th, with our LIVE bonus week happening December 10th – December 14th. If you’re traveling or have other life commitments during the Academy live period, it’s not a problem. All office hours and bonuses are recorded and housed in your member page, and students receive access to the material for the life of the program, including the updates we make every year.

I’m in a season of personal growth—I don’t have a lot of this figured out. Is this for me?

You are EXACTLY WHO the course was made for! Personal growth is a journey, not a destination. Which is why I created Module 1 (Purpose) to lay the foundation. You don’t have to worry about figuring this out by yourself anymore. Every person that I know who is wildly successful comes back the foundation, because you WILL hit a wall. My goal is set you on a trajectory for success with a firm foundation.

Who is The Influencer Academy™ for?

TIA was made for committed beginners and seasoned influencers who want a step-by-step roadmap to clarity, tools and action. Whether you’re a total beginner, new to the online influencer space or you’re in the process of upleveling your established career as a blogger or influencer, TIA is for you. If you are someone who has an idea, product or service and you want to use your influence to get it in the hands of another human being, TIA is for you!

Who is The Influencer Academy™ NOT for?

TIA definitely isn’t everyone! Influencer-types who just want free vacations and free product and no real business strategy need not apply. If you’re looking for a one-on-one business coach, industry contacts to pitch to, or a community to pitch your own stuff to fellow students, TIA isn’t for you. It’s also not right if you consider yourself a fairly advanced online influencer. If you’ve already mastered personal development, brand strategy and content creation, list building, hiring out a team and consider yourself an expert in influencer strategies, marketing, public relations, communications and the first steps to building out your own products and services—this experience is not right for you. This program is not right if you hope to learn by what Julie calls ‘window shopping’. TIA is for dedicated students who understand that real change is not a sprint, it’s a marathon that takes time, dedication and action. TIA is not right for someone looking for a one size fits all system to make money. This is not a get rich fast or instantly instafamous Academy. This is a “learn the steps needed to build a profitable online business as an influencer” Academy. 🙂

Will TIA work for me if I don’t have a blog or online influence?

You betcha! TIA is ideal if you’re just starting out because it’ll train you to get clearly defined on your why, purpose and long term vision so you can put the right strategies in place to see profitable results when launching a blog or online endeavor for the first time. Lesson 1 walks you through exactly what you need to understand, know and — most importantly — do in order to clear get on your business goals and how to achieve them.

My blog and online influence is different, will this work for my niche?

From beauty, motherhood, fashion, integrative wellness and home decor blogging to photographers, social media agency owners, freelance content creators, designers, vegan chefs, e-course creators, TV correspondents, yogis, writers, scuba divers, department store stylists and every niche of speaker, author, coach and consultant — the range of unique and diverse creatives this Academy is made for is one of our most honored qualities. No matter what you share and sell in the online space, you must understand how to use your influencer foundations for long term success. Regardless of your niche, the influencer marketing industry demands that you learn how to speak, connect and engage with your core audience, followers and customer. So if have something to share, sell, or create online to another human being on this planet, TIA will help you.

Can my best friend or business partner take TIA with me?

TIA is a single membership program. Meaning, one person per membership. If you’d like to do the program along with your partner, please share the love, but they will need to enroll separately.

How is this different than Pitch It Perfect? Do they overlap?

The Influencer Academy™ is a completely separate program from Pitch It Perfect. In Pitch It Perfect, we dive deep into a single skillset: pitching, while The Influencer Academy™ covers way more ground than a single skillset. The Influencer Academy™ teaches multiple skills and trainings needed to take your influence and turn it into a profitable, sustainable business.

Is Pitch It Perfect included in The Influencer Academy™?

No. These are two distinct programs that you enroll in separately.

Are there discounts for Pitch It Perfect students?

We don’t offer discounts on The Influencer Academy™ for students of other programs or products.

Do I have to enroll in Pitch It Perfect before I enroll in The Influencer Academy™?

Absolutely not! Pitch It Perfect and The Influencer Academy™ are completely separate programs. They compliment each other very well but are in no way dependent on each other.

How many followers on social media do I need to have to be able to do this? More than 500? 10K?

Probably not as many as you think. 🙂 This is about growing an online influence, not needing one to start. And we all start with 0 followers, right? We’ve had success stories come out of my trainings with influencers who’ve had less than 3K followers—I teach about building an organic following OFF the app, so you’ll never hear me tell you to leverage bots for growth or practice follow/unfollow habits. I’ve seen much better results when influencers spend time building an authentic following and translating that to other platforms. And don’t worry—I teach you all about how to do that, too!

I don’t think I have time to commit to this?? How long does it take?

I didn’t create TIA to be a huge, bulky system to gather digital dust in your inbox—instead, it was specifically created with dripped content over a 6-week period to give actionable, to-the-point info… the goal is to get you through the TIA system so we can start getting you some profit. However, this is the most detailed, in-depth training I’ve ever offered, so you can expect to either work with me real time (I’d commit to 4-6 hours a week to training + office hours) or at your own pace. Remember, ever-y-thing is recorded and added to the members portal for you for lifetime access! Now will building a business that matters take more than 6 weeks? From my lips to God’s ears HECK YEAH. But this program is about creating a long term business—an intense, time consuming, demanding process, but something that will pay off for years to come. The beauty of it all? The private community, templates, and curriculum are there for you to constantly reference for years to come.

How is this different than The Influencer Podcast and your other free resources?

There’s more free information available to you on the topics covered on the podcast and throughout my website than has ever been since the beginning of mankind. But if you’re not aware of what you need to know and what you don’t, all the free information in the world won’t help. Hello analysis paralysis! This is not about access to a set of exclusive content. There is no secret formula. It’s about showing up, doing the work, and levering your strength to become the highest version of yourself. Putting yourself in TIA means putting yourself in an environment designed to help you create, perform and share in the most connective way possible – and create a killer business doing it!

How are the students supported as they work through the course?

Ah! One of our favorite questions! 360 support is the commitment of TIA. Once you join the program, you’ll have guidance and support from a team of like-minded influencers in a safe and encouraging environment.

Here’s what each student has access to:

Community
We’re proud to have incredibly active, encouraging and supportive students and share so much wisdom and guidance with one another. In our private, student-only community you can share ideas, get feedback, ask questions and connect with other students and support crew members.

Office Hours
During our 6 week live program, hop on live calls with Julie and her EmpowerYou, Inc team. They’ll tackle your toughest questions and provide guidance to move you ahead. We also record and transcribe all calls that are housed in your member portal, so you can listen and learn at your convenience. Office hours are weekly for the first 6 weeks at 3pmPST.

Resources
We have spent the last year creating one of the best Resource portals we have ever seen! From what email service providers are the best for you, the must have apps to up your Influencer game, and Julie’s personal top picks from designers and copywriters to work with to the best podcast equipment to start a podcast, we have you covered!

Q&A Portal
You’ll have access to all students’ questions, along with answers from Julie and her team, and our bonus experts, so you’ll always have the answers that you need!

EmpowerYou, Inc Support
Julie’s company and team members at EmpowerYou, Inc. take customer care to heart. If you have technical issues or are simply having a challenge you need help with, write TIA@juliesolomon.net and we’ll take care of you as quickly as we can. Our customer service team is extraordinary and can be reached M-F, from 9am – 5pm Eastern US time.

Do we get access to Julie when working through TIA for direct feedback and one on one support?

This is a group learning experience, so getting guidance and support through our various opportunity channels is never more than a few minutes away. You’ll have outstanding support from EmpowerYou, Inc. and our TIA community. The program is designed by Julie and while she’s is active during the live program and the members area, we cannot guarantee individual feedback from her unless you enroll in the in-person implementation day, where you absolutely get access to her.

How quickly will I get access to the materials and private community?

How does pretty-much instantly sound? 🙂 As soon as you click the button above and enroll, I’ll pop into your inbox with login info so you can hop into the members area. You’ll get immediate access our Get Started Bonus Content that will set you up for Module 1 success before it officially drops November 5th—then ongoing for the next 5 weeks! Inside your members portal and in your welcome email, you’ll find a link to request access to the private community, so you can jump inside and begin chatting with like-minded influencers, see what’s working for them, and get feedback from me and my team. From there, you’ll be notified via email when you can access the modules over the next six weeks starting November 5.

How long do I get access?

This is for life, friend! As long as the internet is around, you’ll have the ability to reference TIA files, videos, templates, and community resources. I’m not planning on going anywhere, and I’m here to make sure this investment pays off for as long as you want to have a career in the influencing space.

Can I sign up anytime?

The Influencer Academy™ is ONLY available during this promotional period, so if you’re a fan of a shopping for deals (I know I am!), now’s the best time to hop inside. We close enrollment October 25th, 2018 at 6pmPT, no exceptions.

What types of payments do you accept?

All major credit cards—no PayPal.

Do you offer refunds?

Because I want to attract bloggers and influencers who are serious about upleveling their brand, your enrollment in The Influencer Academy™ is completely risk-free—if you’re not happy, I’m not happy. If by November 16th, 2018 at 12pmEST, you show me your work— work includes all completed worksheets from Modules ‘Get Started’, 1 & 2—and haven’t seen results, I’ll buy the program back from you, no questions asked. I wholeheartedly believe in this program, and I know if you dig in and trust the system, you’ll see results. The Influencer Academy™ is for serious, committed students, but I also want you to feel comfortable making this purchase. Click here to read all the nitty-gritty details about how I’ve got your back.

Do you offer discounts or promo codes?

We currently do not offer discounts or promo codes, but hope to offer a scholarship in the coming years!

I live outside the US, can I still take this course?

Absolutely! The course works as long as you work it. All videos and transcribes are in English. So we do recommend having a strong understanding of the spoken and written English language. Please pay attention to any and all currency rates and foreign transaction fees that may occur, as the financial responsibility is yours.

Because my online influence ideas are so unique and non-traditional, I get worried that I won’t find what I need here…

Let’s put it this way, answer YES or NO to the questions below. Are you a person? (if yes, go to next question). Do you have a product, service or idea that you want to share and sell to another person? (if yes, go to next question). Do you want to use social media and the internet to reach that person? (if yes, go to next question). Are you ready to put in the work and commitment it takes to grow a business? If yes….then The Influencer Academy™ will work for you!

I have more questions, how can I get in touch?

We’d love to talk to you! You’re more than welcome to drop us a line at TIA@juliesolomon.net, or just stay on this page until the chat box pops up in the right hand corner. I believe in business investments, but I also believe in SMART business investments. My team and I are standing by to make sure you’re able to make the best decision possible.

The Influencer Academy™ is created for you if…

You’re not obsessed with being Insta-famous or racking up on free hotel trips/swag/perks.

C’mon now. You KNOW beauty samples and YouTube followers don’t pay the tab during a girls night on the town. You’re more social media lover than socialite, and very okay with that. You’ve heard there are those out there who build six-figure businesses without thousands of followers, and you’re down to see how that works.

You’ve been blogging or creating content for a while, but just feel like you’ve plateaued your growth and stalled out.

You know that even if your content is good, it doesn’t translate automatically into income,
and you’re ready to learn how that works.

You’re pro-authentic growth, thumbs down sleazy tactics.

You’re a smart cookie, and with algorithm smarts these days, you know that true engagement with your followers is what will translate into being able to grow an email list, blog readership, product suites, and more. THAT’s what’s important to you.

You’re a hard-worker.

My parents raised me to know the value of a little elbow grease, and that’s how The Influencer Academy™ works, too.

You know you’re passionate, but may not TOTALLY know your “why” … or your ideal reader.

You’re ready to put this into words, so you know exactly why you whip out your laptop every day. Plus, your goal isn’t to be followed by everyone, but to share a message that your specific audience just that one person really needs
—let’s start out together on the right foot.

“Defining my 4 Pillars of Purpose was so helpful. Now, I look at everything I do and ask if it drives home the four Pillars I’ve defined are important to me.”

– Rebekah Dempsey

TIA Focus Group Participant

But me? I think you’re ready.

It’s your time to step into your brilliance—let’s DO this!

And just who’s behind this thing?

Named by Influence Co. as one of The Top 100 Most Influential People in Influencer Marketing, Julie is a leader for the next generation of influencers. Julie’s mission is to empower her community to create, perform and share their brilliance with the world. She’s the creator of the chart-topping podcast The Influencer Podcast, founder of Pitch It Perfect, and her latest course The Influencer Academy™. She has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost and People Magazine, among others. Julie started her blog in 2013 while on maternity leave from OMG! Publicity, the book publicity firm she co-founded. Her vast 11+ year background in publicity, marketing, and influencer strategy has elevated her reach and readership growth. As a New York Times best-selling publicist and founder of The Influencer Podcast, Julie has collaborated with influencer elites including Rachel Hollis, Sazan Hendrix, Marie Forleo, Margo & Me, Fohr Card and brands including Jeep, Pandora Jewelry, Drybar, BaubleBar and more. She proudly serves bloggers, entrepreneurs, and authors to grow brands into six and seven-figure businesses.

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