Fearlss Together

Fearlss Together

By Kris Phelps & Laura Phelps
Have you ever wanted to work for yourself instead of answering to somebody else? Have you ever day-dreamed about running your own business, but let the fear of failure stand in your way? Do you have the passion to be an entrepreneur, but feel like you don't have enough time to build a business?

We're Kris and Laura, and we've been where you are! Over the years, we spent our free time building an online business that now provides for our family of 7! We overcame the obstacles that kept us from living the life we wanted, and you can too!

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3 Motivational Speakers That'll Get You Pumped for Business!
In a followup to yesterday's episode, I share 3 motivational speakers I listen to and some great quotes to help get you pumped up for business. If you're feeling at all discouraged, unsure, defeated, or you're just a motivational junky like me, you're going to love this episode. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:58
June 3, 2020
Question: How Do You Stay Motivated When Facing Setbacks and Discouragement?
We have an awesome question from Facebook. Motivation is part of my identity. I love motivation, and I have about a million ways that I stay motivated and encouraged. That doesn't mean that life doesn't take its swings at me, or that I haven't had plenty of failures to be disappointed by. In this episode, I share all of my favorite ways to keep moving forward, and not get thrown off by the sucker-punches life throws my way. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:41
June 2, 2020
iWriter vs TextBroker
When it comes to writing services, you will inevitably run into the names iWriter and TextBroker. We have a good amount of experience with both after having spent thousands of dollars on writings services. In this episode, we share the good and bad of both services including a few of our horror stories and what you can do to avoid the same fate! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:57
June 1, 2020
Writing Services vs Hiring Writers
You won't believe the crazy problems we ran into with writing services, but they aren't all bad! In this episode, we talk about the pros and cons of writing services and the pros and cons of hiring writers directly. If you want to learn about the problems we ran into with both, then listen in! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
26:33
May 31, 2020
The Critical Mistake We Made When Hiring Writers!
Eventually, most online publishers want to hire writers. There are only so many articles us individuals can crank out while working a job, taking care of kids, and trying to do that new-fangled trend called "sleep." When we decided to finally hire some writers, we soon learned of a huge mistake we were making. In this episode, we reveal the mistake, and what we did to fix it! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
16:52
May 30, 2020
Storytelling for Business?
Do you ever feel like something is missing from your business? Do you ever wonder how movies can keep you watching for hours on end, or a 30-second commercial from the Superbowl can be discussed for weeks, months, or even years later? In this episode, we discuss a little bit about the magic behind this phenomena, and how you can bottle a little bit of that lightning for yourself. Free Storytelling Training: Nic Fitzgerald's Free Storytelling Training Creepy Doritos Commercials We Discussed (Apologies in Advance): MMM, Cheese Doritos Fishing Commercial Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:21
May 29, 2020
Can Too Much Organization Be A Bad Thing?
We spent a bunch of money on a project management tool to organize our business, team members, and work- then something unexpected happened. Listen to this episode if you want to find out what happened, and how we fixed things. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:42
May 28, 2020
What is Email Tagging?
What is email tagging? It's a very simple concept that can be a life-saver or a life-changer for many online businesses. If you want to learn about email tagging, some practical uses, and how it can change your life forever, then listen in! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:28
May 27, 2020
Question: What Are Your Best Tips for Picking a Domain Name?
We've got a question from Facebook to answer: "What are the best tips to consider when choosing a domain name?" Great question! In this episode, I answer this question and warn of some of the very embarrassing mistakes some people have run into. If you're considering getting a domain anytime soon, you don't want to miss this episode! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
11:58
May 26, 2020
Won't Somebody Please Think of the Tools?
I'm about to reveal a very common business trap! I've spent more time than I care to admit making this mistake and I see tons of people in Facebook groups doing the exact same thing. If you want to avoid this problem, and quite literally take back hours, if not days of your life, then listen to this episode. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:07
May 25, 2020
Is There Ever A Good Time To Start A Business?
Times are absolutely insane right now. I think we can all agree on that, right? Surely, now is not a good time to start a business, right? In this episode, we discuss starting a business when times are good and whether anyone should consider taking the dive when the whole world seems to be crumbling. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
11:36
May 24, 2020
Can Professionalism Be a Bad Thing?
Can professionalism be a bad thing? We know perfectionism can be a problem, but in today's episode we discuss professionalism and the role it played in the beginning of our online business. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:24
May 23, 2020
10 Online Business Ideas and Would We Start Them Now?
In today's episode, Laura and Kris look at 10 different online businesses and discuss whether they would start doing them starting today if they had to start all over. If you're curious about what veterans of online business think of different online business opportunities, then you don't want to miss this! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
26:02
May 22, 2020
Before You Start An Online Business, Listen To This First!
Anyone who wants to start an online business will run into one very specific problem. In this episode, we discuss what the problem is, and a whole bunch of solutions to it. We also share an exciting new way of solving this problem that you won't find anywhere else. If online business interests you, then you don't want to miss this episode! Links from Episode: https://fearlss.com Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:40
May 21, 2020
The One Sentence A CEO Said To Us That Changed Everything
Have you ever had a moment where someone said something that you'll never forget? We had a CEO say something to us that changed our perceptions about ourselves, and our business forever. It was one of the most interesting moments in our lives. In this episode, we explain what led up to that moment, and the single sentence the CEO said that changed everything for us. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
26:45
May 20, 2020
Pen Names: Are They A Good Idea? Could They Hold Your Business Back?
Many people decide they would rather write under a pen name, also known as a pseudonym, but is it a good idea? For about the first 10-12 years of our business, we both wrote under pseudonyms. In this episode, we discuss why we wrote under pen names, how we think it affected our business and what we might do differently. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
14:15
May 19, 2020
How Can You Get Support From Your Spouse?
When thinking about starting an online business, you may need to get some support from your spouse, but how? Starting a business can be a very tense topic for many married couples and in this episode, we discuss what happened with us, how we managed it, and what we would do differently. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:52
May 18, 2020
Build It And They Will Come?
A person on Facebook asks an interesting question: "Build it and they will come. Agree or disagree?" In this episode, I discuss what I think the answer is, why it probably applies to everyone and some ways that you can avoid ever having to think about this question when making your own online business. Get in here now and listen; you don't want to miss this! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
11:36
May 17, 2020
What We Like Least About Our Business: Patience
For all of the things we love about our business, there is one thing we both dislike: patience. In this episode, we talk about the role patience plays in online business, how it has affected our business, and how you can avoid some the same issues and mistakes that we've made! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:18
May 16, 2020
How Batch Work Could Have Saved Our Failed Business
There's a working concept that could have saved our business, but we didn't know it at the time. It's called batch work and in this episode, we discuss how batching work applies almost universally to our lives, but also can be a huge productivity boost for your business. So much so, that we discuss how it actually could have saved one of our failed businesses! You don't want to miss this! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:19
May 15, 2020
How to Make a Product Even If You're Not an Expert!
Many people think they aren't experienced enough, or "expert enough" to create a product. What if I told you there was another way, and it's actually far more common than you think! In this episode, we talk about how anyone can create products that are valuable, without being an expert, and no, it's not some scammy, sleazy way to make money. It's actually a tactic that many of the most respected personalities on TV and radio, as well as authors, use. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:37
May 14, 2020
Behind the Scenes #4: What It's Like Being Interviewed Live (BTS4)
Adrian Diaz and I got together for a live interview on his YouTube channel. In this episode, we give you a little peek behind the scenes along with some fun stories that you didn't know, even if you watched the interview. Don't miss out, this is a feel-good, fun episode! Episode Links: HLVB Facebook Page HLVB Interview with Adrian & Kris Check us out at Fearlss.com! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:57
May 13, 2020
Google May Have Accidentally Killed Zoom And Other Online Meeting Platforms (And Why You Should Care)
I saw an announcement inside of Gmail that surprised me! It also may be the end of services like Zoom, and numerous others. This matters to online businesses, because Google's announcement may be exactly the thing you need to launch your next business, product, or service. Don't miss this episode, because it's a value bomb! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:37
May 12, 2020
The #1 Thing I Love About Online Business: Flexibility
If you thought the other two reasons for loving an online business were great, then wait until you hear our #1 reason for loving online business. In this episode, we talk about the good and the bad of flexibility, and what it truly means with online businesses. We also share a few of our "flexibility hacks" that let us do things that people with ordinary jobs simply can't. It's going to be a good time, so join in! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:43
May 11, 2020
The #2 Thing I Love About Online Business: Mobility
Laura and I sat down and talked about our top 3 favorite aspects of online business. In today's episode, we talk about the #2 thing we love, which is mobility. We also share 2 stories where we needed to run our business from laptops out of necessity due to hurricanes and floods (kind of). Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
16:44
May 10, 2020
The #3 Thing I Love About Online Business: Creativity
Want to know what's amazing about online business? Laura and I sat down and talked about our top 3 favorite aspects to online business. In today's episode, we talk about #3 which is creativity and all of the various ways we get to use our imaginations in our business. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
16:21
May 9, 2020
How to Stop Being Boring on Live Stream!
After doing a few live streams and watching many, we've come up with a list of ways to help improve live streams. Live streams are a huge business lift for anyone trying to use social media to market their business. Even if you don't do live streams, these tips will help in your video production as well. Find out what our favorite ideas are for making video more interesting both content-wise and visually. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:15
May 8, 2020
Fail: Gift Basket Business
They say you shouldn't put all of your fails into one basket! In today's episode, we discuss one of our first ever businesses together, and how it went oh-so-wrong in so many ways. In hindsight, the business was doomed to failure from the get-go, but that doesn't mean we didn't have a great time failing together! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:46
May 7, 2020
Behind the Scenes #3: Making a Promo Video (BTS3)
What is it like creating a promo video for your business when you have 5 kids? Sometimes, it's a good idea to just include them... other times, maybe not. In this episode, find out what happened when we included our kids in the promo video. Did things work out? Did they fall apart? Find out in this episode. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:27
May 6, 2020
Question: How Do You Make That Internet Money?
Over the last 10+ years, we've been asked a lot of questions, but there's one question to rule them all! Without fail, we've been asked how we make that internet money. Not only do many people ask us this question, but we've also been asked this question multiple times by the same people. So, in this episode, we attempt to answer this question once-and-for-all. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
14:48
May 5, 2020
Question: When Did You First Realize That Making Money Online Was Possible?
To many, making money online seems like a scam, or like there's some type of wizardry involved. In this episode, we ask Kris when he first realized that making money online as possible. He talks about how he first discovered it, how he tested it and how he ultimately got Laura on board for the journey of a lifetime. It challenged everything we ever knew about making money! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
16:52
May 4, 2020
5 Myths About Online Business
When starting an online business, there are some myths you might believe, but there are even more myths the people that you care about will believe. In this episode, we discuss the most common myths we, or people we cared about, believed when it came to our online business. We also explain, from our experience, how the myths are wrong. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
21:01
May 3, 2020
Behind the Scenes #2: Building an Office (BTS2)
For years we've worked in numerous places but never had a solid work area before. We recently completed an office but we ran into a few problems and one really cool solution. In this episode, we reveal what the cool solution was, and a few other tricks and tips you can use when creating your own workspace. Episode Mentions: Amazon: Wood Wallpaper Amazon Affiliate Link Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:59
May 2, 2020
Fail: The 3 Reasons Our Successful YouTube Channel Failed
How does something that is successful fail? We had a successful YouTube channel but 3 things happened that we think caused it to fail. In this episode, we talk a bit about our channel, what made it successful, and the 3 things we think caused it to fail. If you've ever considered starting a YouTube channel, you need to hear this. Learn from our mistakes! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
18:15
May 1, 2020
What Would We Do If We Lost It All?
Someone asked an awesome question "if you lost everything and only had 60 days to get it all back, what would you do?" In this episode, we discuss exactly what we would do if we lost everything and needed to get our online business back to generating an income for us. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:20
April 30, 2020
The Important Lesson I Learned On Day 1 Of Running My First Business
What happens when two teenagers decide to start a business? Naturally, they accidentally break some laws. In this episode, Kris talks about what his first business was, how they accidentally broke the law on the first day, and he shares some insane stories that honestly make me hope our kids never hear this episode! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:48
April 29, 2020
Inside Information: The 5 Things I'd Tell Myself If I Could Start All Over
Want some inside information for starting an online business? In this episode, Kris explains the 5 things he wishes he could tell himself when he first started out. These 5 things could make all the difference in how long it takes for your business to succeed. It may even help you get started. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:05
April 28, 2020
Let's Get Physical! (Publishing Physical Books)
Have you ever wanted to write a book? What about get it printed? It's now more possible than ever. We have written a few books, but none of them have ever been put into print, but that may change. In this episode, we talk about all of the things that held us back, what has changed, and how we plan to get our books in print. If you are at all interested in selling physical copies of your book, then you can't miss this episode. We'll tell you exactly how to get your books published, printed, and shipped to your customers without spending a penny of your own money. Oh, and you'll never have to deal with any customer service issues either! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
24:26
April 27, 2020
Where Do You See Yourself In A Year?
We're in the midst of a global pandemic, businesses are shuttered across the country, and times have never seemed more uncertain. What better way to spend this episode than to try planning out what the next year will look like? In this episode, we discuss where we hope our business will be one year from now, what projects we want to work on, and which projects we're probably going to stop. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
20:02
April 26, 2020
Kris Spent His Day Doing What?!?
While I was downstairs playing referee to our 5 boys, Kris was upstairs in his office “working”. Let’s hear his explanation of how chatting with friends and fiddling in front of a camera is supposed to help grow our business! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
26:45
April 25, 2020
Practice Makes Perfect? Maybe not!
Does practice really make perfect? In this episode, we talk about some interesting points about practice, and how it may affect our business, and your business too! Is it possible that practice is overrated? Let's hope, for the sake of Kris' Facebook Live videos, that it's not. Join us on this episode of Fearlss Together! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:40
April 24, 2020
Going Live (It Was Fun After The First 4 Minutes)
I just did my first Facebook Live! In this episode, we’re going to recap how it went, like what I did right (I showed up) and what I will probably not do again (the awkward first 4 minutes). Friend me on Facebook to watch it. Hurry, before I get self-conscious and delete it! Be My Friend: https://www.facebook.com/ImKris Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:41
April 23, 2020
How to Start an Online Business - Part 3: The People
How do you get customers to your new online business? So often, people start a website, then wait for customers to come begging for their products. Nope- that's not how the internet works at all. In this episode, we talk about the best ways to start getting customers fast, and which thing to focus on for the long-run. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
22:21
April 22, 2020
How to Start an Online Business - Part 2: The Products
Every business sells either a product or a service, and that’s the case as well for online businesses. In Part 2 of our series for starting an online business, we discuss the types of products and services you might want to consider. We’ll also talk about which ones we’ve tried, which ones have worked out well and which haven’t, and which ones you should definitely stay away from! Konversion Superheroes Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KonversionSuperHeroes/ Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
36:06
April 21, 2020
How to Start an Online Business - Part 1: The Place
One of the questions we get asked most is “How do you start an online business?” In Part 1 of this series, we discuss the three fundamental similarities of online businesses and brick and mortar businesses, the first steps to take when getting started online, and the two things you should never do when setting up your website. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:35
April 20, 2020
The Blogging Mistake We Made That You Probably Did Too!
We made a huge mistake with one of our first blogs, and we vowed to never do it again. We see so many people make this exact same mistake. In this episode, we reveal what the mistake is and what you should do instead. Can you guess what it is? You might be surprised! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
19:30
April 19, 2020
Dropship It Like It's Hot!
Do you like making money? Cool. We do too, and in today's episode, we teach you how to make money selling products without actually having to hold inventory or ship the products yourself! What? Yep! Listen to the end, because we reveal how we do it, and we share a cool story about another person who does it without having their own website or proper suppliers! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
22:56
April 18, 2020
Microphone Madness!
Recently, I completed a small project where I tested a few hundred dollars worth of microphones to see what the quality differences were, and I was AMAZED at how broad the differences were. While I haven't released the results for the world to see, I'm giving our Fearlss Together listeners a sneak preview of some of my findings and results. I tested microphones in many price ranges, and you might be surprised at some of the information I share. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:32
April 17, 2020
After Amageddon, This Is What We Would Do!
My hypothetical nail clipping niche site is ranked 1st in Google and is making 5k+ a month through Amazon referrals. But everything will change on April 21st when Amazon is dropping a bomb on their affiliates by slashing their commission rates dramatically. In this episode, we discuss what we would do if we had an Amazon-based affiliate site and how we would survive “Amageddon.” Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
32:41
April 16, 2020
AMAGEDDON: Amazon Just Dropped a Nuclear Bomb! (Cue Jeff Bezos Wearing an Infinity Gauntlet)
Amazon just "infinity gloved" a whole bunch of businesses just now, and you won't believe how bad it is. Have you ever had your legs swept out from under you by a nearly infinitely wealthy and powerful corporation? If not, you may want to take a listen, because I'm still stunned at what I just learned. This is literally going to reshape the internet, and no, I'm not exaggerating. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
21:10
April 15, 2020
I'm Sorry Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That (Automation)
You are literally wasting time, and this episode will show you how to get it back. Not only do we tell you how to identify the tasks you can get rid of, but we provide a few tools you can use to get these tasks off your to-do list once and for all. You don't want to miss this episode, it could literally save you hours of time each month! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
19:04
April 14, 2020
Now Is Not A Good Time!
I will write this description another time. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
22:37
April 13, 2020
This Is Going To Be Loud And Strange. Time To Get Uncomfortable!
Do you know what is holding you back? In this very special, loud episode, we discuss the main thing that held us back, and it's likely holding you back too. Join us as we stuff some easter eggs, eat candy, and discuss why we could be so much further along in our business if we had just done this one, simple thing better. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
22:56
April 12, 2020
Can You Guess What's The Hottest Product On The Market Right Now? (Hint: It's Not Toilet Paper)
Seriously, you won't believe what one of the top products is right now. We're talking a 652% increase in popularity, but huge drops in other product categories! Nope, it's not toilet paper. More importantly, we discuss what it has to do with your business, and ways you can capitalize upon it rather than being a victim of it. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:46
April 11, 2020
Robots, Transform! (Modeling What Works)
“And I do my little turn on the catwalk. Yeah, on the catwalk!” Oh, wait, not that kind of modeling? In this episode, we talk about the secret ingredient many kids shows use for success, and it has everything to do with why Microsoft made one of the biggest blunders in their entire history. Oh, and it’s also why there are still some clowns with jobs. This episode has it all, and if you don’t want to lay awake in bed wondering what this description is talking about, then you should listen, because we’ll answer all of these absurdities and more! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:38
April 10, 2020
Don't Be Intimidated By Competitors
No matter what you do, you'll face competition. Do you ever feel intimidated by your competition? Do you ask yourself "why should I even try?" If you do, then listen to this episode where we discuss facing these exact situations, and why we think there is still room for you and your business in this ever-busy world. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:48
April 9, 2020
How On Earth Will I Find Time To Start A Business?
Ain’t nobody got time for that! You have the motivation and dream to start a business, but you also have work, school, family, volunteering, soccer practice, voice classes, and don’t forget the upcoming ballet recital! You have a million things demanding your attention and no clue how you’re supposed to somehow build a business. We get it because we’ve been there. In this episode, we share some of the hard truths of walking this lonely path, and ways you can find the time to make your dreams come true. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
20:13
April 8, 2020
SSP #2: This Has Been A Huge Week for the Shop and Our Business (SSP2)
What can two people stuck in a house with five boys under seven get accomplished in a single day? Well, surprisingly a lot! In this episode, we’ll go over the day’s highlights, what we were able to get done, and our plans for the week ahead! I’m feeling motivated, how about you?! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:43
April 7, 2020
You Won't Believe What Happened In This Episode!
This one, simple marketing tool is the most important key to getting your audience’s attention! Once you master this technique, you’ll be able to sell a microphone to a mime! Want to connect more with us? Check us out at: Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
20:16
April 6, 2020
A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To A Product Launch
Want to hear about something surprising that I found out today? In this episode, I reveal a product that I launched about 6 months ago and a very surprising bit of information I learned about today that changed everything. Not only was this a lesson for me, but it could change everything about how you launch products. You don't want to miss out on this cautionary tale because it could save you a lot of money! Want to connect more with us? Check us out at: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
13:00
April 5, 2020
So Much Chaos At The End of This Episode!
Wow! This episode ends in a way you've probably never heard before. Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it! In this episode, I begin by discussing getting things done even when it feels like the world is telling you "no!" Well, ironically, chaos decided to give this episode a visit during recording. For nothing else, this is an interesting one you won't want to miss! Want to connect more with us? Check us out at: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
11:42
April 4, 2020
What Went Right and What Went Wrong This Week?
Huge changes are coming to our business! In this episode, we talk about what things went well, and not so well this week. I also reveal one of the tools I use to help multiply my efforts across all of our social media profiles. If you run a business or are considering starting a business, then you will definitely want to hear about this. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
23:16
April 3, 2020
We Spent How Much On Training?!?
Kris is retaking an online course… That’s right, a course he’s already been through, but he’s paid to take it over- again! Why? In this episode, we reveal how much money we make from one 30-minute section of an online course Kris took. We’ll talk about the importance of continuing your education through online courses, how online courses have helped grow our business, and what Kris hopes to get out of taking this course a second time! Want to connect more with us? Check us out at: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
23:11
April 2, 2020
Make Me An Offer!
Feeling hungry? You’re presented with two offers: The first is a meal for 4 people for $50. The second is enough food for 4 people for 2-3 days, for you guessed it, $50. It seems obvious which offer is the better value, but does that make it the better offer? In this episode, we’ll talk about the importance of communicating with your audience and building a connection with them. This connection is what makes all the difference between the two offers. Want to connect more with us? Check us out at: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
20:29
April 1, 2020
How Does a Pandemic Affect Internet Marketing?
Have you ever heard the phrase "If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all?" One year after leaving my steady job at BigBank, a worldwide pandemic broke out. So, where does that leave us and our internet marketing business? In this episode, we talk about some surprising news we have about the pandemic and our business, and where we think things may go if it lasts for a really long time (we're talking Hollywood movie "long"). Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
14:25
March 31, 2020
How Can Jim Halpert and Dwight D. Eisenhower Help You With Productivity?
Do you find yourself hiding under mountains of busy-work? At the end of the day, do you look back and think, “Wow, I got nothing accomplished?” This has been the case for us for years! In this episode, we’ll talk about how to be productive with your time, when you should schedule tasks, what types of tasks you should delegate, and which ones are a complete waste of time! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:48
March 30, 2020
Son of a Nutcracker! Easter is Coming!
Easter is 2 weeks away, but it might as well already be over for our business. What? In today's episode, we discuss how seasonality impacts all businesses, and how it can severely impact online businesses. We talk about solutions you can use to make sure your business is always ready. We also hope to help make "Christmas trees in October" make a bit more sense- maybe. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:30
March 29, 2020
It's Your Destiny, Destiny: Big Business Changes Ahead!
The day you decided to get married, the day you decided you were finally ready to have kids… These days aren't regarded as highly as the wedding day itself or the day your first child is born, but they are the pivotal moments that change the direction of your life and lead you to those moments. We’ve reached this moment in our business. We’re ready to make a change and take our business to the next level. Ready or not, here we come! CANNONBALLLLLL! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
14:44
March 28, 2020
Behind the Scenes #1: Kris Wrecked Our Room! (BTS1)
In this episode, we go behind the scenes of Kris & Laura's business to hear about some of the ludicrous things that happen while trying to raise a family while running a business from home. In this episode, find out why Laura found Kris hiding under his desk with their room completely in shambles. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
14:33
March 27, 2020
Secret Shop Project #1: The Beginnings (SSP1)
Want to know a secret? Laura has started a new project and she's going to let you in on it. You'll also find out what her sales goals, earnings goals, and overall hopes are for this project. We'll also discuss some of the challenges of doing this new project while working from home and taking care of 4 or 5 kids. If you have any interest in online business, then you don't want to miss this episode. Follow along as we share our successes and failures. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
14:59
March 26, 2020
Fail: This is Why My Shop Failed!
When I started my first Etsy shop, I couldn’t wait to get a sale! After a few months, I dreaded getting sales. What changed? There was a fundamental problem with my business model. In this episode, we talk about what went wrong and how to avoid making the same mistake I made. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
22:34
March 25, 2020
Amazon's Secret To Making More Money And It's Hidden In Plain Sight (Checkout Friction)
Want to make more sales from your website? Amazon has mastered this one secret and we're talking about it in today's episode. The best part: any business can use this trick to increase their sales, and make their customers happier. Don't reinvent the wheel! Amazon has spent millions figuring out how to do this, and once we tell you about it, you can do it too! The secret is checkout friction, and we'll tell you what it is, give some examples of it, and tell you how to fix it! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
23:15
March 24, 2020
All Digital Products We Could Think of In 26 Minutes
Did you know that ebooks make up about 20% of all book sales? Digital movies and subscriptions to streaming sites have left DVDs and Blurays in the past. The interest in digital products is growing and if you haven’t considered getting into the market, you’ll be left in the past too! In this episode, we discuss just a few of the many types of digital products and how to get started! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
26:38
March 23, 2020
Physical Products vs Digital Products
Are you ready to jump into the world of e-commerce by making and selling your own product, but don’t know where to start? In this episode, we talk about physical products versus digital products and which one we think is the clear winner. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
20:34
March 22, 2020
Don't Get Sued for Using The Wrong Pictures!
The photos you use on your website could cost you your business. In this episode, we talk about a blogger who received a demand for $44,000 for using images on his website, and what happened. We also discuss ways you can avoid this problem and a few places for you to get really high-quality images for you to use completely free. You don't want to miss this episode! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
26:05
March 21, 2020
Opportunities in Chaos
It's easy to dwell on the negative when you turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or visit your favorite news website. Bad news is all around us. Even when things are wonderful, the news tries to convince us that we're on the brink of disaster! You'll never switch on CNN, Fox News, or BBC and see the news anchor say "Go outside and enjoy the day. Things are going pretty well in the world. You don't have much to worry about." In this episode, I discuss a different way to view the world when things are actually going poorly. I discuss what our roles as business owners can be, and ideas we can use to respond to the crisis we might be facing. This episode isn't about a specific crisis. As the world turns, we will always face a crisis, and this episode discusses what to do when that inevitably happens. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
11:30
March 20, 2020
Making More Money Because of Button Colors!
We just finished a split-test on one of our websites and the results were surprising! In this episode, we discuss the importance of testing your content, as well as some free and simple methods that can help you make more money with the traffic you already have! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
18:04
March 19, 2020
Does Making Your Site Pretty Matter?
Often people spend huge amounts of time making their website look super-pretty. They spend tons of time picking out their theme, making their logo, and choosing their images. It can take an enormous amount of time, but is it necessary? In this episode, we talk about website beauty and how necessary it is to succeed. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
16:21
March 18, 2020
I Wish I Had Read These Books Before Starting a Business
Which 3 books do you wish you would've read before starting out on one of your projects or endeavors? In this episode, Kris and Laura discuss quotes from 3 of the most important books to the development of Kris' business views and how they can help all of us grow our businesses. We discuss quotes from The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin, Rework by Jason Fried, and Finish by Jon Acuff. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
24:57
March 17, 2020
A Concept That Changed Our Lives Forever
There are few times where you learn something so pivotal that it changes the direction of your life forever. In this episode, we discuss a concept that you probably encounter every single day, and don't even know it. We also share our own personal stories about it, as well as a great story from one of Kris' favorite Will Smith movies The Pursuit of Happyness. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
18:03
March 16, 2020
Are eBooks Passive Income?
Have you ever wondered if you can make money with eBooks? What about passive income? In this episode, we discuss our journey to creating our own eBook, and some of the difficulties we had with writing. We quickly discuss the process we followed to have one written for us, how we distributed it, some of the problems we ran into, and how we turned our eBook into passive income. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
12:09
March 15, 2020
MVP: Make Products Your Customers Will Love, Quickly!
Perfectionists, this one's for you! Instead of spending countless hours perfecting a product, release your ‘pretty-good’ product and get nearly immediate feedback from your target market. In this episode, we’ll be discussing how to create and launch an awesome product quickly using this approach used by the pros! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:49
March 14, 2020
How to Pick a Website Domain and Mistakes to Avoid!
Getting a domain name for your website is a pretty big deal, but there are a lot of mistakes people make, especially when buying their first one! In this episode, we talk about some of the biggest mistakes people make, and how you can avoid them. We also provide a lot of great tips on how we find the perfect domains without paying thousands of dollars for "premium domains." If you plan to get a website domain, then you don't want to miss this episode of Fearlss Together! Funny note for anyone reading this: Kris talks about the .fm TLD as though it is new, but he realized it's been around a long time. It is actually a country code TLD for Micronesia. Whoops! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
23:40
March 13, 2020
Uh-oh! Where Did All The Earnings Go?
You just started your website and things are going great! Ad revenue keeps increasing and you’re already thinking about the party you’re going to plan when you quit your day-job! But then, January comes and steps all over your party planning with record-low earnings! What happened?! Where did all that ad revenue disappear to? In this episode, we’ll tell you where the money went, and what you can do to bring it back! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
18:23
March 12, 2020
Don't Make These Content Mistakes!
As writers, we’ve all fallen into at least one of these traps! If you want to produce amazing content that gets your readers’ attention, definitely don’t make these content writing mistakes! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
27:44
March 11, 2020
Passion vs Profit
“You have to be passionate about your topic!” “If you aren’t passionate about what you’re writing about, your site won’t succeed!” We hear this over and over from people who have been successful online, but is that really the case? In this episode, we reveal the secret truth about ‘passion’ those guys don’t want you to know! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:08
March 10, 2020
What Is Evergreen Content?
You’ve just started your first blog, but you have no idea what to write about! Before you start writing the first thing that pops into your head, let’s talk about “evergreen content”. In this episode, we discuss this one neat trick we use to produce content that attracts visitors year after year! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
21:14
March 9, 2020
Karate Chop Action Expert
“I don't believe that man has ever been to medical school.” - Buzz Lightyear In this episode, we discuss how many “experts” start out feeling like frauds, and how fixing a Buzz Lightyear action figure taught us the fastest way to become an expert in almost anything. Are you ready to become an expert quickly and reach the audience you want to serve? Let's take your business to infinity and beyond! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
18:37
March 8, 2020
No Audience, No Money!
Finding an audience and knowing how to interact with them is a vital skill for all business owners. But how do you find an audience? How do you locate the people who want your content, product, or service? In this episode, we discuss some easy and free ways to research possible target audiences that would be interested in your ideas. If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to start and grow your business with confidence (and avoid making the same mistakes we made)! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
23:33
March 7, 2020
Let's Get Passive!
It’s 5:00 pm on Friday and your work-week is finally over. As you sit in traffic on your way home, you just feel relieved that you’ll be able to cover your monthly bills. But what if…  the hours of work you just did could keep giving you a paycheck, over and over and over again? In this episode, we’ll talk about some of the ways we earn a passive income online, and how you can too! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
24:48
March 6, 2020
An Unexpected Challenge After Quitting My Job
Have you ever had a plan work out perfectly without a hitch? Pretty silly, huh? We thought we had everything all figured out, but things definitely did not go quite to plan. In this episode, we discuss the one major challenge we never expected and how we’re still sorting out how to deal with it! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
15:38
March 5, 2020
Finding Fearlss: Thanksgiving Night in the ER
Have you ever had a day seem perfect, then go terribly wrong? Little did I know, Thanksgiving 2015 was going to turn into a masterclass on fear, patience, and hope. In this episode, we'll talk about Kris' life-changing transformation that all started on Thanksgiving night. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
23:36
March 4, 2020
Sleep is Overrated
“Raising kids may be a thankless job with ridiculous hours, but at least the pay sucks.” - Jim Gaffigan Have you ever tried to write an article while a 3-year-old is yelling at you for a “Jue-bah” (juice box)? Growing a business while growing your family can be daunting, and sometimes super frustrating. Finding time to work, while keeping your focus on the reason why you’re doing what you’re doing, is crucial to the success of your business. Finding time for your family, while taking care of them, is crucial to the happiness of those you care about. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
17:24
March 3, 2020
I'm Learnding!
The goal of a college education is to get the job you want, the income you want, the life you want. But what do you do when you find out the degree you’ve been working towards isn’t going to give you the rewards you thought it would? In this episode, we follow Kris’ journey in discovering that sometimes you have to make a decision, one that can make you feel like a complete failure, to get you one step closer to the life you really want. Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
22:15
March 2, 2020
How We Got Some of That Internet Money!
When people find out we make our living online, the immediate question is, “What do you do online?” In this episode, we’ll be discussing what we actually do to earn money online, without the technobabble, and how we transformed our business by making not one, but two $97 purchases! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
28:25
March 1, 2020
I Can Buy a Gumball
While Kris always had a passion for entrepreneurship and the desire to run his own business. I, on the other hand, did not. In this episode, we discuss the plans I had for my future and how Kris’s drive to work for himself threw a wrench in them! Find out how he convinced me that making money online was possible and what finally got me on board with starting a business online! Connect with us: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
20:30
February 29, 2020
The Origin Story - I Don't Like Following Rules
In our first episode of Fearlss Together, Kris & Laura discuss life as an office worker, what inspired Kris to escape the cubicle, and how anyone who is listening can do the same. Want to keep up with us? Connect with us at: Twitter: @FearlssLLC Facebook: @FearlssLLC Instagram: @FearlssLLC
21:13
February 28, 2020