Are You Frustrated with Your current Business Building Strategies..?
…I get it. I’ve been there. In 2009, I started my first online business in Network Marketing so I wouldn’t have to actually talk to people about my business face to face. But, I quickly learned what I now teach… Even in an online business, you still have to talk to people. You still have to promote to get the word out about your awesomeness, but it doesn’t have to be super hyped , uncomfortable or energy draining.
If you’re anything like me, you may have felt almost paralyzed to even attempt building your dream business when you’re being expected to chase and tackle your friends and family.
I suffered from fear and doubt along with the feelings of inadequacy because I didn’t have an extrovert personality, and I struggled with that most of my life, not to mention in my years of business building. However, once I began to understand who I was and recognize my own inner strengths and talents as an introvert combined with the Marketing System that ended my struggle…
…It was a game on!
People Will Be Chasing You INSTEAD of YOU Chasing Them!
Specializing in training creative introverted entrepreneurs like YOU- Direct Sellers, Network Marketers and Realtors, how to promote your business online in a way that magnetically ATTRACTS your ideal prospects, customers and clients for more leads and sales WITHOUT coming off as loud, annoying, or obtrusive.
- Branding 100%
- Online Marketing 95%
- Attraction Marketing 85%
- Network Marketing 90%
- Promotion 77%
(About Me) Based on a true Story
My name is April Ray CEO/Founder of The Introvert Mogul Studios and a proud Introverted Entrepreneur.
Me, the biggest introvert on the planet, started out 6 years ago in network marketing… Yes you heard right- network marketing! Lol! See, I was raised in the MLM industry. My father was an Amway distributor back in the day and I, as a pre-teen, use to hang out with him when he went to all of their business meetings and conferences.
I was mesmerized by the entrepreneurial message and quickly caught the, “I want time and financial freedom” bug from day one… Of course, I wouldn’t actually pursue the MLM world until more than 20 years later, but it spawned a dream of owning my own business.
The first stop in my 20 year journey to biz ownership was acting school!
See, I didn’t actually set out to be an actor; I was really looking for something that would help me with my fear of public speaking. I figured I looooved movies all my life (especially the silver screen classics, if you haven’t noticed) so why not take a acting class instead of some boring speaking course. I kind of always fantasized at one time or another about being a working actor, so it just kinda made since to me.
And wouldn’t you know…
I fell in love with acting!
I ended up pursuing it for the next 3 years!
Those were some of the best 3 years of my life! This is where I learned about myself and the beauty of my introvert nature. Let me tell you, there are quite a few of us introvert actors out there and I had the pleasure of meeting some of the best. But, needless to say, I didn’t stay with it. Though I loved the craft, I just didn’t have the hustle in me that was required to be a “working actor.”
Fast forward to 2009.
I had been working in corporate America in the finance and marketing industry for 20 years and hated most of it. Hated that my life was not my own. The 9-5 grind, the extrovert favored work environment, I started to feel the call of starting my own business again. When I finally did get the courage to go for it, I knew that I was going to have some problems with the whole “networking” thing, if you know what I mean.
Talking to strangers within 3 feet of me or calling up my friends I hadn’t talk to in like forever, was just not an option for me. So I set out to find a better way to build my business, a way that would save me from actually having to talk to people!
(Though, I realized pretty quickly that I had to get over that one too!)
This brought me to the internet. To make a long story short, I learned everything I could about online marketing. From building a website to branding, to affiliate marketing, I was determined to leverage the World Wide Web to build my MLM team.
And I did….
I built a team, made a bit of money from affiliate marketing, and it was pretty painless but, something was missing.
There was no passion!
This is a must for us introverts.
Money is great, but passion and fulfillment were the missing links!
So, after finding a Direct Sales company I was finally passionate about, I decided I would also take all that I’ve learned about online marketing and branding along with my experience being and coming to love my introverted ways, and help other introvert MLM-ers and the marketing “challenged” who are struggling to business build their dreams of getting out of the rat race, to follow their passions but doing it authentically, effectively and on their own terms!
So there it is…
“Being in business for yourself requires heart and hustle. April Ray is THE voice and guide for introverts who want to know how to accentuate their assets and honor their personality while launching and growing their business. “Lisa Steadman
“Being an introvert myself, I have found April’s business information very enlightening and I have applied some of her techniques to my own business, The Mahogany Box jewelry line. Her tips on branding and marketing are on point and I have used a lot of her social media and promotion strategies as well, with great results! The fact that she also has a wealth of knowledge and experience in network marketing was just an added bonus for me. “Gia Sneed
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