Episode 12: Growing a Community = Cash in the Bank with Dana Malstaff
Money Making Marketing Show
No matter what type of business you own, building community is critical to your success. If you’re a professional services provider and have participated in traditional face-to-face encounters (i.e., Chamber events, coffee meeting, networking at the country club, etc) but struggled developing a community in the digital space during the pandemic, you’ll learn so much from my guest, Dana Malstaff, CEO & Founder of Boss Mom.Staying in front of and keeping your audience and potential clients engaged in the digital space is critical for growth. Sure, we are all getting back to normal and having those in-person meetings again (thank goodness!), but one thing is true: the world is leveraging digital assets now more than ever. One of those digital tools that Dana has mastered is developing community online.Dana Malstaff is the author of Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro. With over 20k students in various courses and a 30k+ strong community and with over 10 years of experience in content creation, marketing, sales, community building, and business strategy, Dana grew the Boss Mom brand into a six-figure business in less than a year. Her Boss Mom Movement is all about losing the guilt when it comes to raising babies and businesses at the same time, and believes that pursuing our passions and building our dreams while including our children in the process, is the best way to build thriving businesses and families.You can learn more about Dana on Instagram @danamalstaff or visit her website at https://boss-mom.com.
172 Getting Kids to Try New Foods [Coaching] with Dana Malstaff
Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast
This on air coaching call was so fun! Dana Malstaff is the founder of Boss Mom. As a co-parenting mom she faces some unique challenges to feeding her two kids. We talk about picky eaters, snacks, and how to systematically test new foods to slowly expand her kid's palettes. With kids who do not prefer pasta, potatoes, or rice, most of the "normal" tricks for feeding picky eaters are tossed out the window. I suggested polenta and Dana loved the idea! For show notes, links, and a transcript click here.
Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and the creator of the Nurture to Convert Society. She is a mother, author, podcaster, content strategist, template architect, blind spot reducer, engagement facilitator, and movement maker. She helps moms with beautifully unpredictable schedules grow successful and sustainable businesses that don't take up all their time, and keep working even when they have to step away to be a mom (or any other important role).Contact info:Website: https://boss-mom.com/Website: https://nurturetoconvert.com/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BossMomDana/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BossMomGroupInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/danamalstaff/Support the show (https://pod.fan/the-dude-therapist)
Facebook Groups with Dana Malstaff | Ep. 202 (Rebroadcast)
Brands On Brands | Personal Branding & Content Marketing
Discover why leading a community is so important with Dana Malstaff of Boss Mom, a 50,000+ person Facebook group. Building a community around your business is important not only for revenue but also for your entrepreneurial soul! How do you build a Facebook group that is alive and being nurtured, where the community is leading the conversation and is active in a good way? If you're building your first community, how do you get started and where do you find people to join your Facebook group? What do you post to keep people engaged? That's what we talk about today. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EPISODE: Why building a Facebook group is effective The challenges of groups and community How to set intentions for the community Steps to create your Facebook group Best practices for opt-ins QUOTES: "It does take a little bit more mental strength, I think, to be a leader, but I would challenge anybody who wants to be the CEO of a company should try to be able to run a community." "A community is a way to help us create a business that loves us back and makes us feel all valuable. I think we should not discount how much of our emotions and our brain drives our ability to be productive." "There is always opportunity for failure and disruption. If we see those as opportunities, then growing a community and growing your business will always feel fruitful because it's like a growing pain that helps you get better and helps you get taller, proverbial, taller, you know?" "I don't care if you have two thousand or a hundred thousand people on your list. If the two thousand people are the right people, it's always better than a hundred thousand right now." GUEST LINKS Dana's website: boss-mom.com Facebook group: BossMomDana MORE ADVICE AND INTERVIEWS If you’d like my full plan for how to build your content marketing strategy, check out my free Content Marketing Starter Guide. And here are some more of my most popular thought leader interviews! What Business to Start with John Lee Dumas Personal Branding Masterclass with Chris Ducker Built to Serve with Evan Carmichael Don’t want to miss the next thought leader interview? Subscribe to the free B-team Insider Newsletter! And don’t forget to leave a rating and review on iTunes. Talk soon!
CLONE YOURSELF (Scale Your Business With Virtual Assistants)
Dana Malstaff is an entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and all-rounded Boss Mom! She helps busy mom entrepreneurs with unpredictable schedules grow sustainable businesses.Some of our ideas on how to build a team and work with virtual assistants are similar. Some of what we suggest is a little bit different. For example, she suggests starting with subjective tasks, whereas I teach you to start with objective tasks and projects! I think you'll get a lot out of this podcast!To hear the full podcast, head on over to Spotify, iTunes or any other pod player to listen to the full podcast!LINKS & RESOURCESWant to Start Your Own Podcast? I've used Buzzsprout to produce all of my podcasts and love it! Buzzsprout is the easiest platform to get your podcast onto all the major apps... iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, etc... It’s FREE to sign up, but if you decide to upgrade to one of the paid plans later, you and I will both get a $20 Amazon gift card! That's a pretty sweet win-win deal if you ask me! Just use this link for either a free or paid plan: https://cutt.ly/ScbUtFWConnect w/ Dana | https://www.instagram.com/danamalstaff/ Dana's Website | https://boss-mom.com/ Dana's Podcast | https://boss-mom.com/blog/ Effortless Book Referenced | https://cutt.ly/4WPelON Wizard Teams (Virtual Teams For YOU Managed by US) | https://www.cloneyourselfuniversity.com/wizard Check out Sam's Mastermind | https://www.cloneyourselfuniversity.com/mastermindSam's Time Audit Worksheet | https://www.cloneyourselfuniversity.com/time-auditDefiant Mushroom Coffee (Use "Sam15" for 15% OFF!) | https://defiantcoffee.co/Permission to Podcast: Simply Show Up & Record | https://bit.ly/30vvUeLLearn How to Build a Course | https://buff.ly/3dZQSWBFree “How to Get Clarity & Build Your Business Road Map in Under 2 Hours” guide | https://buff.ly/2xpy2ITROI Calculator | https://buff.ly/2LHx1za Use this quick tool to see how much you will save by hiring a virtual assistant FREE Guide | https://buff.ly/3eb78Er In this guide, I offer a few suggestions on easy tasks to outsource and a canned template to instruct your VA how to do the task FREE Worksheets | http://cloneyourselfu.com/roi These will help you to uncover objective tasks to outsource to VA’s FREE Job Description & KPI Templates | http://cloneyourselfu.com/job Uncover Tasks to Delegate to VA’s! | http://cloneyourselfu.com/job Facebook Group | https://buff.ly/2xoPJbv Join the group to tune in on Facebook live broadcasts and more Freeup | https://buff.ly/2YotRYY Go here if you need to hire reliable VA’s. (you’ll also get a $25 coupon PS. It’s free to sign up!)ASK me ANYTHING: Email is Sam@CloneYourselfU.com and you can book a FREE Strategy call with me by going to Calendly.com/CLONE.THANK YOU!Sam
EP 15. DANA MALSTAFF: Succeeding with Business and Babies
Profit and Impact
When we’ve had enough of discussing balance sheets in the financial world, there’s another (much bigger) discussion to be had about balance: How we balance the roles we play in life - as parents, partners, friends, community members, agency owners, and people. I’m always amazed by the tenacity of women who balance motherhood and business, dealing with unending uncertainty and subverting societal stereotypes along the way.What’s even more amazing is how some women have found ways to parent children, nurture other women, and grow thriving businesses into empires in the middle of a global pandemic. Personally, I’ve never had to choose between soothing a fussy child and spending that extra (much-needed) hour on writing emails, sending invoices, or thinking up the next big move in my business… But I know someone who has. Dana Malstaff is the founder of Boss-Mom and creator of the Nurture to Convert Society, but she’s also much more than that. She’s a mother, an author, a podcaster, a content strategist, a template architect, a blind spot reducer, an engagement facilitator, and a movement maker. Oh, and she has a REALLY engaged group of followers on Facebook. Yep, she does it all. #superwoman #marrymedanaDana is proof that you can succeed with business and babies - and in this episode of Profit and Impact, she delivers a few tried-and-tested truth bombs that will inspire women (and men) everywhere. So what’s this episode REALLY about? The true value in starting your own consulting business Understanding the fundamental differences in the needs and motivations of men and women - and how this impacts business strategy How a woman’s role as the household money manager can create a scarcity mindset What it means to balance “social and business contracts” as a woman Why it’s so important not to give up and find the thing that works for you Why you should listenAs a mother, a founder, an author, a content strategist, an engagement facilitator, and a movement maker, Dana Malstaff knows a few things about keeping many balls in the air. She also knows how important it is for women to learn how to balance the social and business contracts in a profitable way - and whether you’re pushing a pram uphill or just managing your own procrastination, Dana’s drive will inspire you. LinksBoss-MomNev HarrisYou can quote me on that… “Clarity is in the doing. Clarity is in the process and making money is in the process.” - Dana Malstaff “For agency owners, instead of being really profitable - doing one thing and then being able to give - they want to be they want to create maximum impact for everybody. Then they water down what they have to offer, and they water down their profits, so they really can't make much of an impact at all.” - Nev Harris “I'm so sick of people saying parenting is hard, you know, and that it's this bad thing. Hard is not bad. Working and things being hard is literally what makes life worth living. You don't climb a mountain because it's easy, you get to the freaking top of the mountain because you have done so many hard things to get there. 99% of the other people never got there because they didn't work hard enough.” - Dana MalstaffLike what you hear? Help me reach more ears by leaving a review (and a hefty handful of stars!) here.
#178 Creating a Refreshing Business with Dana Malstaff
The Refreshed Moms Podcast
So, here's the scoop on Dana and me.We're two business-y, mom leader gals who've become good friends.But when we get together, it's hard for us to talk straight up business.Instead, we end up talking about some of the intangibles of being a mom entrepreneur (and sometimes that means we're riffing on exploding boob growth).We can teach marketing.We can talk $ scaling (like my jargon-y word there?).We can go blue in the face on creating simple evergreen funnels that convert.But, we both know it doesn't mean a hill of beans if you're not enjoying your work, not making room for rest, and end up burnt out as a result of it.So, in this episode, Dana Malstaff, CEO of Boss-Mom™ is sharing what building a refreshing business actually means to her. And, it may not be what you think.What you'll hear: How prayer helped Dana through her divorce.How small 1-minute anchors throughout her day helped her transition into her new parenting season as a single mom.The hardest part of her balancing act of business and kids.And we get into a discussion on how we give ourselves permission to show up fully as we are in our work. CONNECT WITH DANA (my affiliate links)Download Dana's FREE 30-minute Perfect Opt-in Training by clicking my link below:deannamason.com/perfectoptinWork with Dana and me in the Nurture to Convert Societydeannamason.com/ntcs*************************************Register for the next Refreshed Moms Spiritual Rest Mini-Sabbatical The #1 virtual experience designed to help mom leaders enjoy rest away from work and kids in order to reconnect with God and renew themselves spiritually. deannamason.com/spiritualrest FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan You can turn business burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest. This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and the Graceful Transitions Meditation for Moms. Enroll at deannamason.com/makearestplan Work with me in the Nurture to Convert Society When creating your refreshed mom lifestyle, generating consistent income that feels absolutely rewarding contributes to your rest. Work with me and my good friend Dana Malstaff of Boss Mom™ in the Nurture to Convert Society, the only proven business building membership designed for mom entrepreneurs to help you make a full-time income in 15 hours a week - and you can get started for just $47. Learn more by going to deannamason.com/ntcs (*affiliate) Join my Facebook Community, Spiritual Rest with Refreshed Moms Come nurture your faith with me as we share around scripture, come together in small group discussions, and co-work together as we make room for focused productivity. deannamason.com/refreshedmomsgroup Download the Refreshed Moms App - #1 Spiritual Rest App for Mom Entrepreneurs. Download on iOS or Androiddeannamason.com/refreshed-moms-app/Instagram: @refreshedmoms
For today’s edition of the Podcast I am joined by Dana MalstaffToday’s topic will take a dive into the impact that a working mum’s confidence can have on her daughters confidence developmentWe sat down to gain deeper insights into:Women’s personal journeys and confidence blocksWhat impact can a mother’s confidence in herself have on her daughters confidenceReflections on Dana’s personal experiences with her young daughters confidenceAdvice for mum’s with daughters moving into the confidence rattling space of running a businessAnd finally, the importance of proactive confidence development in young girlsSo listen in on this not to be missed episode that covers confidence development and parenting young teen girls as a working mum. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the confidence blocks that enable you to create and sustain a successful work, family and personal life.If you are a mum who has a business, or are wanting to connect with a community of mums in business, come and join Dana at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BossMomGroupDana also has a free 90 Day Email Nurture System Guide, which can be downloaded here: https://boss-mom.com/90free/About Dana Malstaff:CEO and founder of Boss Mom, she is a mother of 2, author, speaker, business strategist, podcaster, blindspot reducer, and movement maker.She launched the Boss Mom brand with her first book, Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business and Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro, and quickly grew to a 6-figure business within a year.Now she’s got over 20,000 students in various courses, almost 60,000 Boss Moms in her FB group of the same name, and helps woman all over the world raise their businesses and babies at the same time.She believes that pursuing our passions and building our dreams while including our children in the process is the best way to build thriving businesses and families.
How to Create Community and Engagement in your Facebook group with Dana Malstaff
All The Write Marketing
Episode #10 Name of Episode: How to Create Community and Engagement in your Facebook group or How to Create a Thriving Facebook Group Subscribe: iTunes I Spotify I Google Play Music --------------------------- This week CEO and Founder of Cardinal Rule Press interviewed Dana Malstaff from Boss Moms on All the Write Marketing. Join us every week on Tuesdays for a new episode where listeners will hear from experts offering advice, tips and tricks on how to market books in today’s industry. In this episode on All the WRITE Marketing, Maria Dismondy talks with Dana Malstaff, founder and CEO of Boss Moms on how to build an engaged and thriving Facebook community. Dana started her business back in 2015. As a mom and entrepreneur she noticed a need for a space where other moms like her could gather and have a sense of community, and so the Boss Mom movement was born. Dana grew her business and Facebook community to over 55,000 members organically and have about 1,000 new members each month. Through Dana’s very specific way of creating engagement in her Facebook community she has created an ecosystem where her community although not huge in numbers has very high engagement and provides a ton of value to its members. Dana dives into what kind of posts give you the most engagement and what posts to avoid. She also gives you some tips on how to monetize your group and how adding value gets you results! In this episode, you will learn: What posts create the most engagement What posts to avoid How to monetize your Facebook group How to utilize units in your Facebook group To learn more and connect with Dana Malstaff of Boss Moms go to Facebook group: www.boss-mom.com/facebook Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BossMomDana/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DanaMalstaff Resources: Try Dana’s Facebook course here Start and Grow Your Facebook Group Course for just $47 If you enjoyed today’s show don’t forget to subscribe and join us every week on Tuesdays for a new episode where listeners will hear from experts offering advice, tips and tricks on how to market and grow your small business in today’s industry.
Handling Divorce Like a Boss, with Boss Mom Community Founder Dana Malstaff
The Moms Moving On Divorce & Co-Parenting Podcast
She founded the wildly popular Boss Mom community. Her business continues to thrive and grow and affect the lives of thousands of women. Somewhere in there, she got divorced - but that didn't throw her off course - it simply changed her and fueled her fire even more. Dana Malstaff is a boss in every sense of the word, and in this episode, she's sharing with us how she has handled her recent divorce and continued on thriving, despite the transition into a whole new life with two children in tow. Dana Malstaff is the founder and CEO of Boss Mom, a community of passionate moms and entrepreneurs. Dana is a mother but also a brand and content strategist, podcaster, author, speaker and coach. Learn more about this amazing woman, here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices