MYE Marketing Apprenticeship (Location-Independent Position)

UPDATE: No longer accepting applications. We got 26 awesome applications from 10+ different countries. Thanks everyone! 😀

Once you are location-independent you'll try to work like this a couple times then realize how impractical it is ;-)

Once you are location-independent you’ll try to work like this a couple times then realize how impractical it is 😉

facebook page profileI’m looking for a fast-learning and self-motivated individual who is interested in becoming a core component of my fast-growing online course creation and marketing company, Monetize Your Expertise.

Your primary role will be creating/overseeing various elements of marketing for MYE and also for our clients. This means you will be responsible for creating marketing funnels, using email marketing tools (creating an autoresponder in Active Campaign, for example), basic web design (using primarily Clickfunnels and WordPress to create simple pages), and testing everything to make sure it works. If you are not a total expert in ALL of these areas, don’t worry, keep reading.

You will also be corresponding with clients via email directly to assess their needs as well as overseeing/reviewing other marketing initiatives by other members of our team. This job will require attention to detail, flexibility, organization, self-motivation, and a passion for learning.

What’s in it for you?
This internship is a great opportunity to get the “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to serve clients in a location independent online course creation and marketing company. If you’re just looking for a way to make some extra cash, the pay probably won’t be worth it for you. However, if you are interested in world-class training on being a professional course creator, web design, creating effective sales copy, and the ins and outs of email marketing and marketing funnels, this job is a great way to do that, and make some money to compensate for the time commitment (see stipend rate below).

Additionally:

  • Work when, how, and where you want, including traveling.
  • Plenty of training available. If you’re interested in getting your hands into other parts of the business, such as video editing or Photoshop, I’m happy to help you develop new skills.
  • Experience with widely-used software in the location independent (and non-location independent) business world, including Active Campaign, Clickfunnels, Mailchimp, WordPress, Asana, Slack, Optinmonster and others.
  • For a qualified individual, there is room for growth in the company.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be working 15 hours a week, every week.
  • You will be producing specific deliverables every week.
  • Creating marketing funnels for MYE and clients
  • Setting up email marketing, autoresponders, etc.
  • Making changes to WordPress websites.
  • Creating sales/email copy. (If you don’t know much about this, I can teach you.)
  • Corresponding with clients directly via email or project management software.
  • Note: we have existing frameworks/instructions for most of these, but existing skills in each area is important

Things You Need to Know

Here are the things you need to know up front:

  • I only hire 100% fluent English speakers.
  • You don’t need to be a professional marketer/web designer/copywriter to apply for this opportunity. I have pretty specific guidelines for doing all of these, such that someone with decenter experience in things like wordpress, email marketing, etc can learn fairly quickly how to perform your responsibilities to Monetize Your Expertise standards.
  • There is a lot more to this position than existing skills. Dependability and responsiveness is more important to me than anything. I need a reasonable amount of communication. For example, not just getting a funnel created by the deadline but letting me know that everything is taken care of (“Yes, I can take this assignment.”). On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d take a dependable apprentice who is an 8 over an unresponsive apprentice who is a 10 any day.
  • You will often have to adapt to using new tools and new functionality within given tools (ie you must be self-motivated and able to self-teach certain things) because clients vary from project to project

Stipend
The internship comes with a stipend of [removed – see current position details for latest number] to offset your time investment to start.

As you grow into the company, become better trained, take on more responsibilities, and we start hitting certain target metrics, compensation will also grow with you.

This job is for you if you:

  • Are a perfectionist when it comes to producing quality results (email autoresponder with no typos, marketing funnels set up and thoroughly tested, etc.)
  • Have experience with web design, copywriting, marketing funnels
  • Have strong online research skills on topics that are new to you.
  • Are very organized and never miss deadlines or emails.
  • Have a learning-focused attitude. I’m less interested in what you know or have experience with than I am in your attitude and ability to adapt to new situations.
  • (Bonus) you have video editing skills or you live in a timezone that aligns well with mine in Asia.

People who would probably not find this opportunity interesting or rewarding:

  • People who only check their email once a week and respond to it once a month.
  • People who can only do work “when they are inspired.” Inspiration is overrated.
  • People who like to do marketing/copywriting but aren’t into researching topics with which they are unfamiliar, or get stuck when they have to figure out something new
  • People in it just for the money. This is for someone growth-oriented.

FAQs

What are things I might be working on in a typical day?

Is this a long-term position?

Yes – after an initial test period, ideally this is a longer term position where you receive continual training and improvement to your skills.

I live in ___________ (X country) [or] I travel a lot. Can I apply?

Yup, I don’t care where you live as long as you can meet the deadlines and you have what it takes to do great work! We love to travel too!

How much work will I be committing to?

15 hours/week

I’m a student/I have another job. Can I apply?

Yes, if you have 15 hours of focused work available to you every single week, I think this would be a great gig for university students to learn what they like, to develop marketing skills, and add something unique to their resume.

About Monetize Your Expertise:

Here are MYE, we are passionate about working with experts to help them impact as many people as possible with their message. Democratizing education, and making the world a better-educated place. We are a mobile team that supports the creation/marketing of online courses and related materials for our own brand and for clients. We also have a community of online instructors.

Make A Difference:

Many experts in various industries have extremely useful skill sets and knowledge, but often struggle to break into offering these things online. That is where MYE comes in. Supporting people all over the world to better monetize their expertise through helping others with their knowledge.

The Experience:

1981fa7Working with Grant has been a great experience. Not only do I get to work from home and on my own time–which has also taught me a lot of self-motivation and time management–but I’ve also learned what it’s like to start your own business, and how to best go about it. Grant’s also super kind, flexible, and he helps/teaches you as much as possible so that you get as much out of the experience as possible.” – Digne

 

 

READY TO APPLY?

Before you apply please read how to get hired by a location independent business

Shoot a quick 1 minute video of yourself, explaining why you think you are a good fit for MYE and this position. Some things you can talk about:

  1. What interests you most about this position?
  2. Are you an aspiring location independent entrepreneur? (it is ok if you are not) What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?
  3. What experiences or skills qualify you for the position?
  4. What’s your current lifestyle? Do you live in the US, abroad, work part-time, work full-time, student, etc.? We want to make sure you can support yourself since this is a part-time apprenticeship.

Submit this Google form including the link to your video: http://goo.gl/forms/LI16WMTfLM

After reviewing your application, if you look like a good fit then we will be going through some initial assessment tasks designed to further test your suitability for this position.

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MYE 036: 3 (And 1/2) Simple Hacks To Grow Your Email List

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In this episode Grant shares three and a half simple hacks to grow your email list.

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  • Three great little hacks to increase your email list

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MYE 035: Founder of Drip Shares Email Marketing Pro Tips, with Rob Walling

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In this episode, Grant interviews Rob Walling, founder of Drip, talking about his entrepreneur journey and everything about email marketing automation.

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  • The 3 step process of entrepreneurship
  • Main differences between marketing tools available
  • The biggest thing that people are NOT doing in their email marketing

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MYE 034: The Failure-Success Reframe (Pushing For The No)

 

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In this episode Grant talks about how you can shift your perspective of what’s failure and what’s success.

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  • How you might be measuring success through the wrong perspective
  • The outcomes of what you do are mostly irrelevant
  • Reasons to react based on intention

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MYE 033: Best Practices Of Instructional Design with Abe Crystal, Co-Founder of Ruzuku

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In this episode, Grant interviews Abe Crystal, talking about platforms for course creation, the pitfalls of course building, how to get started with your course and much more!

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  • His story of changing his business idea based on feedback
  • How easy sign-ups become an engagement problem
  • Strategies to increase engagement with minimal content
  • How to go about testing your course with a few people
  • Fallacies of trying to emulate other people’s success

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The Mechanics of Mastery (And Why We Give Up)

A Zen Master and one of his disciples in a Zen garden. Behind their a some clouds crossing in front the moon. They belong to the tradition of Zen Buddhism.

Inspired by a talk given by Jesse Lawler

Do you believe most skills are learned, or innate?

Chances are it’s a mix of the two – maybe you believe you can learn new skills but you are still “not a math person.” Or have two left feet. Or just aren’t an athletic person.

Bullshit.

I believe the three most destructive mental dispositions that exist are:

1. Insecurity – the underlying source of most negative emotions
2. Fixed mindset – the belief that traits are mostly fixed (the source of giving up because you don’t believe you can improve, as well as things like an incarceration system which focuses on punishment rather than reform)
3. Believing emotions are external/real – this is when one might see emotions as an environmental byproduct, an objectively real attribute of the world (I am mad because you insulted me), versus a subjective reaction to a situation (I am mad because you said words to me which I took as an insult which hurt my pride. This caused negative emotions in me – they are from me and they are mine.)

This post is about #2.

Let’s say you want to get better at something…how do you do it?

“Just practice. Practice makes perfect.”

But what if you don’t get better right away? Or don’t even KNOW if you are getting better?

Here’s how the 4 phases of competence work (and why it’s so easy to get frustrated at new things): 

1. Unconscious incompetence – you don’t know what you don’t know and suck at.

2. Conscious incompetence – you know what you don’t know and are bad at.

3. Conscious competence – you start to get good, but it takes a lot of conscious effort.

4. Unconscious competence – you are good, and can be good without really thinking about it. This is true mastery.

Why is this really interesting? Because it explains why it is easy to give up

Think about the actual experience of feeling extremely overwhelmed and ridiculous by a new skill or concept. This is where the fixed mindset tends to rear its ugly head.

If you aren’t familiar with the above phases then it might be easy to conclude “I am just bad at this” instead of understanding “I am in the conscious incompetence phase.”

It is easy to think “it’s just too difficult,” “I’ll always be bad at it,” “I’m just not a natural,” etc. Then you give up.

How this plays out in real life

Example 1 – Not A Good Way To Learn

I’m a terrible rapper. I had a good friend growing up who loved to rap, so it led to some extremely embarrassing moments.

I have a memory of smoking weed with my rapping friend and some of the “cool kids” in high school showed up (all of this is extremely contradictory with my personal identity – I was feeling WAY out of place).

All of the sudden, we end up in a circle, with people rap battling each other. Everyone was taking a turn. One by one.

Shit.

Important note: I am extremely reactive to most substances, and I definitely wasn’t used to smoking weed. So at that moment I was actually unable talk, and had just slightly drooled on myself while watching as the dog of one of the “cool kids” seemed to lick my hand then instantly disappear.

So when it was my turn, people continued to beatbox and someone tells me “Your turn Grant!” I pause awkwardly, and all I can do is anxiously blurt out..

“SKIP!”

…then proceed to avoid eye contact.

The point of this story is that this kind of embarrassment is very common when people start a new skill. Needless to say, that did not greatly encourage me to think that rapping is something I could ever be good at. And because of this, the whole thing is uncomfortable for me and something I’ve avoided ever since.

Example 2 – A Great Way To Learn

Not only was I always a bit socially awkward, but historically I was quite clumsy.

Yet somehow I got really really good at salsa dancing, which is not a common occurrence amongst uncoordinated introverts.

There were many reasons why this happened, but a key one was having a great first experience with it:

A few years back a friend invites me to a random salsa dancing event on the weekend. Neither of us had danced anything before, and we were both the types to hide in the corner during a high school dance, but it still sounded like fun to try.

We walk into a nice hotel, and there are about 20 people from all over the world dancing skillfully to types of music which sounded extremely foreign to me.

I played the alto sax for many years, so I actually have a great sense of rhythm…but I honestly couldn’t even comprehend the beat to salsa dancing when I first heard it, let alone dance to it!

This is the transformative moment – when something is uncomfortable, overwhelming and out of place. Either things go really well and you want more, or you have a negative experience that you avoid in the future, concluding “I am just not a dancer.”

But when my friend and I walked in and started trying to learn, there was immediately a warm aura of patience and acceptance without judgement.

Beautiful women would walk up to me, ask me to dance, then try to show me things. There was great patience when I made lots of mistakes, as well as a ton of encouragement and delight when I did something correctly.

I had an amazing time, and so I went back again and again and again.

Just like rapping I was terrible to begin with, but the difference was the social and emotional push to continue versus avoid out of fear of future embarrassment.

Studies show that when people learn a new skill, positive feedback is much more effective (“awesome you just did that right!”) than criticisms (“you just did that wrong!”). It is only once you are already skilled that constructive criticism becomes an asset instead of a hindrance.

Can you think of a time when you had a strong negative experience that deterred you from improving at a new skill? A time when you had a great experience with a new skill that kept you coming back for more?

Here are the key takeaways:

1. Your ability to be great is directly dependent with your ability to put up with being really BAD.
2. Positive or negative experiences early in the process of learning a skill can make or break it for you, so be careful about your learning environment.

If you can deal with sucking, you can get excellent easily over time, if you cannot deal with sucking, then you will give up at everything before you can put in the time to get good at it. I see this all the time.


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MYE 032: Online Course Creation Q&A With Grant Weherley

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In this episode Grant answers four questions from you, the listeners!

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  • How to reach out to experts?
  • What about templates for content?
  • How to go about editing content?
  • If everyone is doing online courses, how to stand out?

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MYE 031: Putting Your Audience First (and a 3 Million Dollar Launch) with Danny Iny

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In this episode, Grant interviews Danny Iny, talking about the big challenge of being in large debt and coming out of it, rebranding an naming your business and successfully launching a book.

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  • Danny’s personal story of starting early but failing, and how he reframed his story
  • The problem of complexity
  • The #1 challenge that Grant has until today while building his courses
  • Considering language and vocabulary while building your course
  • The challenges of naming and considerations about it

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MYE 030: The Mechanics of Mastery (And Why We Give Up)

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In this episode Grant talks about what competency is, how to develop it, and obstacles to achieving it.

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  • The 4 stages of competency and their definitions
  • Why it’s important to know about competency
  • How you need deliberate practice to actually get better

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MYE 029: The Man Behind the Biggest Online Marketers – His Name Is Keith Perhac

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In this episode, Grant interviews Keith Perhac, a multi-business entrepreneur and online marketing expert.

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  • How he decided to stop working for an internet pioneer in Japan
  • The importance of team size
  • His story building Segmetrics iteratively and how important it is to save time
  • His strategy to work on multiple businesses
  • How important it is to survey your product before building it

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