Here’s a scroll-stopping question for bloggers + entrepreneurs 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 entrepreneur 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:


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.


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.


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


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.


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:


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.


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.


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


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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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!


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 is…


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


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:


Entrepreneurs 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.


Entrepreneurs 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.


Entrepreneurs 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.

Because of The Influencer Academy, I figured out how to set up my e-commerce website and already have two products in my online shop.”

“The Influencer Academy helped me get clear about my role as an entrepreneur. As a result of TIA, I’ve seen a 150% growth in my newsletter. Without TIA, I wouldn’t have a plan, consistency in my brand and content, and actual landing pages created generating new audiences each day. So grateful to see things paying off because of TIA!”

– Jaz Anderson

The Influencer Academy has been fundamental to my business.”

“Since enrolling in TIA, I took my unique perspective as a woman of color in the influencer space and launched an e-course that helps women of color thrive and grow on Instagram. TIA helped me figure out exactly what service to create and sell to my ideal customer.
It also taught me how to figure out what my ideal customer wanted from me. For example, I found out that Instagram strategy was lacking for women of color, which is my core audience and who I serve best. I never would’ve had the courage to create this program for my audience had I not taken TIA.”


– Malory Hank-Johnson

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™.


Here’s how I put it: what would it look like if your business were easy? If it were even creative and fun? It’s time to get the freedom and the invitation that is needed to show up. ​​​​​THIS is the foundation of the business you grow.

You’ll learn:


Your passions will flow in and out, but if you’re staying true to the core—your why, you won’t be all over the place and going crazy. The more you’re in tune with your “why,” the more simplified everything else becomes.


Build the foundation and lay the groundwork for what needs to be your laser-focused purpose this moment. You’ll learn how to clarify your goals so you don’t waste time doing things that don’t align … if it’s not in your core four, let it go.


Here’s your pink permission slip to step into your purpose. In this lesson, we’ll dig into some limiting beliefs and mindset blocks that are feeding that pesky imposter syndrome alive-and-well inside that head of yours. It’s time to communicate your message and mission in a way that truly connects with your audience.


Let’s chat through how to make sure you keep your vision and purpose at the forefront of where you’re going. And yes, we’ll talk about competition and collaboration. There’s a time and a place to love ’em, but there’s a time and a place to leave them, too. By the end of this module, you’ll have a clear-cut understanding of your purpose which lays the foundation for everything else.

Niching down is a form of action. How do you get action? It comes from engagement—and not the kind on Instagram. In this module, we’ll zero in on what will ACTUALLY move your business forward so you can grow and scale things.

You’ll learn:


I LOVE branding, but without a game plan, it’s just throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. Here, we’ll learn to figure out the goal and the timeline—so you look at your stats and see if you’re getting a return.


Personal branding is the name of the game in our niche—which means we need to honor what you do best, and throw out the rest. Get ready to step into your leadership, and get clear on what it is you offer to the online world.


Just because you have lots of interests and enjoy multiple passions (me too!) doesn’t mean they’re all conducive to your growth as a business. The goal? Stop stretching so thin. We’ll niche down your unique business strengths, so you have a clear cut plan on what to focus on to grow your audience and profits. (Hint: this one’s a BIG concept, but I’ve got your back as we get through it together!)


I’m passionate about this one, so get ready. We need to figure out what you need to keep doing, and hire out or automate the rest. THIS is a key for getting more time in your day, because there are certain things that ONLY you do best… and there are plenty of things that you can inexpensively get a hand with. We’ll cover that here.

If you’re talking to everyone, you’re talking to no one. It’s time to get laser focused on who you’re talking to, and have a little heart to heart with ’em. At the end of the day, Instagram isn’t for conversion—it’s for kick-starting the conversation and building a connection. It’s one of many marketing tools I want you to use, deal? In this module, you’ll learn how to influence your marketing with inspiration and integrity.

You’ll learn:


In this lesson, we’ll talk through the purposes of the social media platforms we’re all using. Instagram is GREAT for many things (hello, awareness!), but when it comes to actual conversion, there are other tools in the toolbox I want you to be using.


That’s the name of the game when it comes to authentic marketing, right?? Let’s discuss how you can identify the correct brand connections to build relationships with, and narrow down your target ideal pitch list so you can start going after them.


From guest blogs and posting to pitching contributor posts and everything in between, we’ll plan out a robust marketing system for you to put to work here. Social media is just the tip of the iceberg, and I want you to see how so much more is out there for you!


You may have heard, but brands care LESS about your follower count these days… and more about how engaged your followers are. We’ll discuss the best platforms for your business, so when you finish this lesson, you’ll understand how to ramp up social media that sells.

Instagram and Facebook—even your blog—could shut down tomorrow, but if you’ve got people’s email addresses? Now, you own the asset. Your email list is the most important platform you’ll own—but also the one that almost all influencers ignore. If you’ve ever had big dreams of launching a line, a book, a product, e-course or ANYTHING like that, you have got to have a direct way to connect with your audience. In this module, we’ll get over everything from tech woes to fears about spamming inboxes… and even exactly what to say when you land in your buds’ inboxes.

You’ll learn:


People’s inboxes are prime real estate, so getting access to them is a pretty big deal.


It’s too easy to let the tech confusion and writer’s block get in the way of this one—I KNOW firsthand that “list building” can make you wonder what in heaven’s name people are even talking about (been there, wondered that), but we’re going to break that all down. Deal? Deal. MMkay?


From giveaways to peer collaborations, there are SO many ways to grow your budding email list with the platforms you already know like the back of your hand. Let’s build this out through this lesson.


Let’s speed this puppy up, because you know I’m an action taker. There’s too big of a conversion factor with email lists for you to miss out on it. This is one of the quickest game-changers in building your tribe, so let’s hop to it.

THE 80/20 RULE

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like you’ve got to be a content machine just to keep up these days—can I get an amen? It’s time to flip the script: let’s switch to spending 20% of your time creating, and 80% of your time promoting. You’ll learn how to create content that helps increase your engagement rates, generate a year’s worth of content ideas in one sitting, and discover how to create high quality content even when you have no time in the day. If you’ve ever wondered how our company creates consistent free content and how you can too, you’ll love this lesson!


I love a good zinger of a subject line. Why? Because A. they’re fun, and B. if they’re not opening your emails because of a real dud of a subject line, they’re not getting their eyes on your fabulous content. And that’s the goal.


What do your subscribers get once they sign up? Ta da! This is where they start to build the “know, like and trust” with your brand. So many in our niche aren’t doing this, but it will get you more followers and sales down the road.

What would you do if you couldn’t fail? You had starry-eyed dreams of creating MORE impact when you got into all of this, right? That’s what I thought. 😉 Now, let’s talk about serving your ideal avatar beyond the content you already create—this will lead to diversified revenue streams. At the end of this, you’ll know how to create, price, and deliver products and services that lead to diversified revenue streams and a loyal fanbase.

You’ll learn:


Pricing is tough when it comes to anything—from brand collabs to digital products or consulting. Here, you’ll get a deep-dive into strategies that work for the type of offerings you’re thinking of packaging up.


Brand deals, licensing, and sponsorships are flattering, no doubt. Some part of your brand’s revenue will likely be in this bucket, but I want to get you to a place where you think through all that they entail, because a return on your investment, income, and INFLUENCE is what we’re after.


Let’s think beyond the usual. From ads to affiliate marketing, subscriptions to licensing (remember that Gal Meets Glam Nordstrom dress collection we were all drooling over?), in this lesson, we’ll go through the ins and outs of other ways you can drive profits in your business.


Here’s where we’ll brainstorm through a list of things you can offer your audience, to coaching, educational services to events.


Business-y sounding, but stick with me: this unlocks so much for you. By inching your loyal fans up a ladder of price points, we’re going to get even closer to creating that freedom for you. I’ll show you my very own product ladder, so you can create your own.


You’ll learn:


This is something you MUST consider when deciding what your next move is—let’s get a 360 degree overview that will serve as a check-in as we plan your path.


The exact framework that I learned under a leadership expert, tightened as I built my own agency, and then perfected as a blogger and influencer myself. We’ll talk 3 months out, 6 months out, 12 months out, and more.


What you should do to increase your productivity, so get ready to talk nerdy as we cover apps, software, and programs to up your efficiency and streamline your workflow.


The step-by-step, simple *yet powerful* Quarterly Check-in Calendar system that I use in my own business, making sure I give myself feedback and track my progress as my business grows.


We’ll wrap up with a heart to heart about one of the biggest mistakes bloggers and business owners make—I want you to sustain success and trust yourself, so I’ll be giving you a dose of Julie tough-love as we finish up your core curriculum, so we set you up for success!

You’ll be blown away by the amount of content and information found in The Influencer Academy! I’m so happy I invested in TIA, literally life changing.”

“At first, I wasn’t sure TIA was right for me because I’m at the beginning stages of my business. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but needed to find the right tools and person to deliver that to me. I totally jive with Julie’s content and her no-BS personality.
Her program really got to the core of who I am. I went into TIA with one idea and while going through the modules, a lightbulb went off! I realized it was best to go in a different and more focused direction. TIA showed me that in order to take my business to the next level and get past a phase where I felt stuck, I needed to recognize my Zone of Genius and delegate the other tasks. Julie walks you through exactly how to do that!
The Academy really brought down that barrier of thinking that I need to do everything myself. What I also love about TIA is that it isn’t a course that you go through just once. It’s one that you can do as often as you like. The Influencer Academy totally transformed what I do, and can do the same for you! I’m so happy I invested in TIA, literally life changing.”


– Meredith Underell

Students who pay for The Influencer Academy in full receive:

PAY-IN-FULL BONUS 1: How to Productively PlanYour IG Strategy — a mini-bonus training with training with photographer and Instagram strategy queen, Jasmine Star (when you see Jasmine talk through this, you’ll never look at your grid the same way again!)

PAY-IN-FULL BONUS 2: 3 Ways to Rock Your Facebook and IG Ads — a mini-bonus training with my FB ads manager, Andrew Hubbard (it took me nearly a decade to REALLY understand this … but now you can learn it in 60 minutes, or less.)

PAY-IN-FULL BONUS 3: How To Sell High Ticket Items For a 6 Figure Success – with Jereshia Hawk a bonus training with Jershia Hawk who teaches everyday side hustlers proven corporate strategies to specialize their skillset with a signature service and start their own six-figure-plus business online.

PAY-IN-FULL BONUS 4: How To Use LinkedIn To Grow a 6-7 Figure Business with Rebecca Vertucci — a bonus trainign with Rebecca Verticci who is a Senior Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn. Rebecca has trained recruiters and hiring personnel on how to find and hire top talent and build their employer brands.

PAY-IN-FULL BONUS 5: How To Start and Scale a 6/7 Figure A Year Monthly Membership with Britt Seva — Britt Seva is the beauty industries #1 business development & marketing coach. Best known as “the hair stylists roadmap to success”, Thrivers Society guides salon owners and stylists to build a scalable, marketable, profitable business for themselves that allows true life-balance and wealth.

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. You can participate in The Influencer Academy™ for fourteen (14) days. If you do all the completed coursework (completed coursework is defined as full completion of Get Started Module, Module 1 and Module 2 videos, workbooks, tip sheets and materials) and do not find the value with the program, we’ll happily refund the money you’ve paid us under this Agreement. You will need to turn in all worksheets and tip sheets, fully completed, and viewed all videos in their entirety (which is monitored in our system) for refund consideration

he 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 was far more helpful than a traditional college business class would have been! For the first time in years I feel like I have a purpose and something amazing that I am building.”

The Influencer Academy was far more helpful than a traditional college business class would have been! For the first time in years I feel like I have a purpose and something amazing that I am building.”
“I didn’t go to business school so there was part of me that felt like I had no business being an entrepreneur! Through The Influencer Academy, I learned so many business basics that are geared toward the digital and social media age, and I now actually have a business!”
“Thanks to TIA I was able to focus on what I’m passionate about and what resonates with my audience. TIA is helpful for so many different reasons it taught me how to grow my email list in a way that was purposeful and profitable. I learned about the paid services I could provide to my audience. I’m so glad I decided to invest in myself.”


– Laura Behnke

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.

Since taking The Influencer Academy, things are starting to come together!! I have figured out what my niche is, know who my ideal audience is and I have already started growing my faithful followers. But the best part is I have been sending out pitches to companies about collaborating and I finally got a good reply! A company I reached out to wants to set up a time to chat next week and I’m so excited!”

– Alissa Fortier Martin

Your investment for

The Influencer Academy™ program

The Influencer Academy is perfect for anyone who wants a road map on creating a sustainable business from start to finish.”

“I credit The Influencer Academy with the growth in my business because of the motivation I felt from taking course, which encouraged consistency in my blog work. TIA motivated me to seek out information that was instrumental in the growth of other areas of my business.
TIA is perfect for anyone who wants a road map on creating a sustainable business from start to finish, starting from honing your message and ideal audience to developing products and services. TIA will save you time and money as you’ll have a blueprint for what to do along each step of your business’s journey. Plus you’ll meet other like minded individuals who will help support you and hold you accountable to your goals.”


– Lena Ameripour Elzayn

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.

Since taking The Influencer Academy, I opened up a landscape photography workshop, and the workshop sold out in under a minute!”

“Before taking TIA, I was stuck and didn’t know where to start. I felt overwhelmed and was paralyzed by fear and perfectionism. Since taking TIA, I opened up a landscape photography workshop that I’ll be co-facilitating with another photographer, and the workshop sold out in under a minute!
I created my website from scratch, learned how to create sign up forms, added a pop up on my website, put together a weekly blog content calendar and created an email nurture sequence. These foundational steps were so crucial and I would’ve never gotten here without the direction from TIA.


– Gina Yeo

But me? I think you’re ready.

It’s your time to step into your brilliance.

And just who’s behind this thing?

Hey! I’m Julie – a brand strategist, digital marketing expert and host of chart topping The Influencer Podcast with a Tennessee accent, sweet husband, a 5-year-old, and a passion for helping creative visionaries like you!

As an expert in marketing, PR, and personal branding I have had the honor of being featured in Forbes, Huffington Post and People Magazine. Clearly with a thing for pages, I went on to spearheaded book campaigns that broke New York Times Best-Selling records and worked with dozens of best-selling authors who have collectively sold over 100 million books worldwide.

I also have a thing for conversations and thanks to my loyal listeners my podcast has consistently been in the Top 5 on iTunes and has achieved millions of downloads in more than 170 countries. And you know I have a thing for monetizing influence, I was recently named as one of the Top 100 leaders in influencer marketing.

As a 7-figure entrepreneur, I have founded multiple companies and worked with household names such as Dave Ramsey and Lenny Kravitz and have interviewed cutting edge trailblazers such as Rachel Hollis, Amy Porterfield and Marie Forleo.

With degrees in Journalism and Digital Media I am the creator of Pitch It Perfect and this program The Influencer Academy and am a keynote speaker. I have over a decade of experience helping individuals turn messages into movements and empower entrepreneurs to grow their influence and grow their brands into six and seven-figure businesses.

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

Where does TIA take place?

Online! All of the content will be available to you immediately upon purchase and is hosted on the online platform, Teachable. You have lifetime access to the training, so you can go through the modules in whatever time frame works best for you.

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 customers. 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.

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 content 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. This is the most detailed, in-depth training I’ve ever offered, so I’d recommend committing to 4-6 hours a week or at your own pace. Remember, ever-y-thing is 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:

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.

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!

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 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.

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 to all of the content!

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.

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?

Yes, you can enroll in TIA anytime!

What types of payments do you accept?

All major credit cards — no PayPal.

Do you offer refunds?

The Influencer Academy is completely risk-free. You can participate in The Influencer Academy for fourteen (14) days. If you do all the assigned work in Get Started, Modules 1 and 2 and do not find the value with the Service, we’ll happily refund the money you’ve paid us under this Agreement less any external fees subject to the following conditions: To be eligible for a refund, you must submit your request by within fourteen (14) days of your day of purchase by 12pmEST on the fourteenth (14th) day. The deadline exists because if you sign up for The Influencer Academy, we want you to get started. If you don’t plan on starting right away but want to sign up this year, we’d love to have you, but definitely make sure this is the right investment for you, as the refund does have a firm deadline. We’ll ask for your completed course work (to make sure you gave it a go) and ask what didn’t work for you (so we can learn and improve). Completed coursework is defined as full completion of Get Started Module, Module 1 and Module 2 videos, workbooks, tip sheets and materials. You will need to turn in all worksheets and tip sheets, fully completed, and viewed all videos in their entirety (which is monitored in our system) for refund consideration. After you submit your materials, all refunds are within the Company’s sole discretion as to whether to grant or deny the refund request. Please do not enroll in The Influencer Academy if you just want to “check it out.” We put an extraordinary amount of time and effort into this Program, and we expect you to do the same. The Influencer Academy is for serious students only.

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, 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 was the first online course that I have ever purchased and am glad I did!”

Participating in The Influencer Academy was what I needed to figure out my “why” and dig deeper into what direction I was heading. It was a major step taking me from establishing an influence to establishing a vision and plan for the future. If you are looking for a way to make your brand and influence more meaningful for both you and your audience, TIA will help you discover how.”


– Helene Trager-Kusman

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