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Joyous Journeys in Life + Business with Sharon Joy

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Welcome to the Joyous Journeys in Life + Business Podcast! I'm your host Sharon joy. I went from being a tired teacher to an inspired soulpreneur. Now living the laptop life I help women get solid in their coaching, healing, or soulful consulting business.I'm here to share inspirational stories abou… read more


Ep 45: What I've learnt in the past year about online memberships

It's no secret that my SOULiD Membership is my most favourite place to hang out on the internet! 

This week we are celebrating SOULiD's 1st birthday which blows my mind on one hand and on the other it's like "of course!"

Having seen so many memberships launch and end within 3-6 months, I wanted to be certain that I could hold the intensity of always being "ON" and also that my concept would grow legs. As it turns out, it did and here we are a year on in and just getting started!

In this episode I share some of my biggest takeaways from having a membership for a year now which I hope will inspire and guide you if a membership is something that you've been considering.

So here it is.... My top lessons from the past year!

  • You will work harder for less money for a while and then things start to change where it feels like you're working less but getting paid more.
  • Founders help you establish the culture. Closing the doors for 6 months after launch helped me to establish the culture and ethos of the group that has continued on
  • The jury is still out for me on Live Launching vs doors remain open and running promos (you'll have to tune into the ep to hear all the pros and cons!)
  • Memberships aren't the be-all and end-all of income for most people when they first launch. It's a long game so be sure you're fit to play it!
  • Get crystal clear on your niche and your transformational promise
  • Be guarded about keeping the niche fairly narrow if this appeals to you and therefore be sure you're willing to say to clients that it's not suitable for them
  • There are some great benefits of having/being in a niched membership (again, tune in to hear allll the pros... personally I don't have any cons for this!)
  • Memberships are not suitable for all clients and types of learners
  • Memberships definitely don't replace offering 1:1 services!! Group programs are never likely to yield the same client results as 1:1. Be sure your members know this and offer them to work with you 1:1 when they're craving more or uplevelling.

I can honestly say that launching SOULiD is one of the BEST THINGS I've ever done in my career and I don't plan for it to go anywhere anytime soon. I love group coaching and the benefits of group programs.

Are you interested to find out more about the limited offer to join SOULiD as part of the 1st birthday celebrations? Simply jump on over to and follow the prompts to SOULiD®. Until 9pm AEST (Sydney) 30.9.22 you can purchase 5 months and receive your 6th month for free! Save $222 AUD. I'll see you in there!


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