By Hugh Benjamin of I Think An Idea
Many people I come across ask me how to take an idea and manifest money and resources from an intention. I have interviewed hundreds of spiritual healers, relationship and lifestyle coaches, wellness specialists, as well as many people that are inspired to create positive change in the world. Many of these healers and coaches are enthusiastic and are intent on shifting the paradigms of life in order to raise awareness. However, one of the biggest roadblocks to financial success that I recognize when conversing with these intuitive leaders is that most of them are not inherently business-oriented. Their pure goals and core values don’t always provide the best foundation for economic success, because they are mainly focused on helping others, rather than growing their unique business. So, what kind of belief does it take in order to manifest an idea into a seven-figure yearly business in which the opportunities are limitless? Below is a bit of insight I’d like to share, that melds together my acquired knowledge gained by working intimately within the business world over the past two decades, with crafting a thriving spiritual business. I hope that some of these considerations can help jump start your skillset into a thriving venture that flows steadily for years to come.
First off, I am a huge believer in thought-creation and manifesting our visions into reality. As a long time fan of Abraham and Hicks, Bentinho Massaro and a plethora of manifesters, I’ve absorbed the teachings of these visionaries, taken their concepts, and have integrated them within the architecture of what I understand in the internet marketing realm. This strategy employs reverse engineering, which works by beginning where you want to end- and then working backward to develop a plan.
My journey began whilst on a retreat with my family in Mt. Shasta, where I was acquainted with many a like mind, and spiritual individual.
During this retreat to Mt. Shasta, I was led on a wonderful journey through synchronicity and coincidence to immerse myself in a retreat around parasitic implant removal, Qi Gong, Wimhof breathing techniques and golden frequency immersion with my family. This particular opportunity was manifested through several small coincidences and presented to me through a few substantial circumstances.
First, I had set an intention to attend, then, the necessary money appeared allowing the financial feasibility, and then I had my family express an interest to accompany me.
I thoroughly enjoyed the enlightening experience and returned back to my day to day life with a new fresh perspective surrounding my perceived life and all of my ensuing energetic exchanges. I shifted my diet into one of veganism, and my wife, Julie Atri simultaneously began creating these fantastic vegan recipes almost as if by magic. Shortly after, this led to her launching her first self-made organic vegan brand, Elive Food, which is now in markets all across California. Her business enjoys an abundance of support, with hundreds of enthusiastic customers loving her high vibrational health food.
After experiencing this transformative lifestyle change, and our lifestyle evolution as new business owners, we decided to further invest in our mental, physical, and energetic wellbeing and spend eight days with Eric Raines for his immersive retreat. While there, I gained much clarity from the experience- and perhaps most striking for me, was the insight gained from spending an entire week with healers, coaches and visionaries and learning about their lives. I decided to launch myself into a space of deep awareness, and so I set about interviewing hundreds of people within this spiritual community to better understand this fascinating and rapidly evolving culture.
As I interviewed and listened, I uncovered the intentions and earnest perspectives, healings, and teachings that so many had to offer through their own spiritual work. Yet, coming from a marketing perspective, and being unavoidably discerning in regards to business endeavors, I found that on the whole, these people were missing some essential ingredients needed to craft a financially flourishing career. Deriving a business out of passion is a wonderful start, yet in order to be successful, there are some very important factors to take into consideration. I found that many of these people were completely unaware of this.
At this specific time, I had about eight years of relative experience in direct selling and one of the things I learned by speaking to over 100,000 people worldwide, was that in order for me to help others shift into a new paradigm, I had to lead by example first. I had to become that which I wanted to attract- and adopt a purpose greater than myself.
I own and run a digital marketing agency that gets hired by traditional businesses where owners of companies spend three to twenty thousand per month to get on the top pages of Google through the content and keyword rankings we create for them. While a traditional business like a CBD company, a national luxury brand, or various national franchises have the resources to budget for business and marketing, smaller, more familial businesses haven’t yet acquired a level of abundance to feasibly invest in these costly marketing schemes. With that said, how does one then take a spiritual, wellness, or healing business from a bare-bones practice, to a flourishing enterprise?
I had come in contact with a few influential healers, mediums and coaches during this time, and I decided I wanted to see if I could help them out in growing their business. They had all of the skill, talent and authenticity that people look for in the spiritual world, but they needed a bit of help in the marketing realm.
Here are a few people I was able to work with to improve their online presence and increase their client base;
Relationship and Sexuality Coaching
Sophia Leva-Marie with Nurturing Divine Beauty is an energy and sexuality coach. She works with her students to teach the correlation between sexuality and pleasure being the manifesting catalyst for new opportunities. After this interview was posted on Facebook and widely shared, she acquired several new clients, resulting in a five-figure income, all due to this interview and the following content.
Sophia Leva-Marie, Somatic Beauty Architecture ~“Sophia activates coaches and soul-preneurs into Queens and Kings in order to tap into your Divine consciousness & intuition, to heal the gaps between today and the true power, abundance. Her focus is to impact what you REALLY crave AND to co-architect your life so it supports your desires and your purpose – lusciously NOW – as you build your empire of light!” www.nurturingdivinebeauty.com
Posted by EliveFreedom on Thursday, April 5, 2018
Remote Viewing Courses
Next, I worked with Lori Williams from Intuitive Specialists. After much deliberation, we decided the best medium in which to we did a Zoom Livestream interview and then put it up on Facebook. Just from sharing this video, we booked over ten students into a CRV class, most of which ended up taking several other classes from Lori Williams down the road. I too took Lori Williams remote viewing course, receiving training in remote viewing, and in the end, I acquired my own certificate. This helped me understand the value and power of this fascinating practice.
We are EXCITED to have Lori Williams from Intuitive Specialists training for the remote viewing. Because of some immigration conflicts she will be teaching instead of Paul O'Connor. Paul O'connor coordinated her training since they both studied with Lyn Buchannan. In addition we have some additional spots for the training which takes place APril 28, 29 & 30th 2018 in Los Angeles. There are some added bonuses!You will also get 4 – 2 hour mentor calls with in which you will be given remote viewing assignments. You get one year membership with IRVA ( International Remote Viewing Association ) You can retake this level class for the next two years for free where its taught with her. There is also payment options available of $270 payments. We feel lucky to be able to get this training from her as she has been doing this since 1996.If you have an interest in this class..PM me or reach out to me ASAP !
Posted by EliveFreedom on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Energy Healing – Parasitic Implant Removal Retreat
Eric Raines from Unleashing Natural Humanity and I did an interview and because of it, he acquired several clients for retreats and healing sessions. Not surprisingly, I actually found Eric Raines through editing a Youtube Video for someone who was referred to me through the healing community. Not only did this connection lead me to Eric, but I ended up bringing my family to an eight-day retreat which, as I previously mentioned, the experience ended up creating other work for me in the ensuing months and years.
EliveFreedom interviewing Eric Raines on Chi: effects on the body, mind and soul, usefulness, ease of practice and benefits. https://www.unleashingnaturalhumanity.com/ABOUT THE FOUNDERAfter a Dark Night of the Soul culminating in 2012, then an intense energetic activation in 2013, Eric Raines became aware of the implantation and parasitic construct by direct observation. His subsequent search for answers about this experience led him on a journey to self discovery. This discovery, coupled with more and more real world practice, has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of how this invasive system works, how to identify the interferences and constructs, how to promote self protection through daily practices, and, most importantly, how to remove these false constructs from himself as well as others. Constantly expanding his repertoire of tools, Eric currently implements a variety of energetic tools ranging from parasite/implant removal, meridian clearing and balancing, crystalline organ rejuvenation, GoldenTheta healing, soul fragment retrieval, remote lymphatic work, and Golden Light energy work. He also utilizes physical based practices such as Quantum Pause Breathing, Reverse Breathing, self lymphatic massage, Cycle Stretching, Chi Kung (Qigong), and meditation. He is an ardent advocate of aiding the entire human race to achieve their full, natural potential. As a receiver of this hidden esoteric knowledge, Eric considers it his duty, his life's purpose, to share this information with the world, to free all of humanity from the ravages of this system and to help create a world filled with Love and light……and Unleashing Natural Humanity was born!
Posted by EliveFreedom on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
How Does Marketing A Business Work?
In helping businesses and personalities build brands, I have formulated a method and strategy that takes a personalized approach to internet marketing- taking the mere inception of an idea, and turning it into a full-fledged company. Marketing requires a holistic approach on every level- one in which there is no magic button or amount of money to spend to garner the results you seek without doing the work and applying the appropriate steps first. Much like planting a seed, digital marketing needs time, care and solid ground to be able to produce results, and grow. If done right, SEO and internet marketing can yield results that far surpass that of standard advertising- all at a much lower cost.
We had a client who was trying to build a brand that had hired us to help them create a brand and aggressively grow their traffic. After seeing these metrics, you can understand how consistency and volume are essential when effectively competing on Google, Social Media, and other such marketing platforms. There is little to be gained by gambling on a marketing video going viral (without marketing it) or experiencing incredible luck during some one-time event. Views and visibility come from putting in hard work, knowing what efforts make the largest impact, and tailoring your content to appeal to a specific demographic. The goal is attaining a residual source of clients and fostering enthusiasm towards your brand.
In the course of 90 days working with my agency, this particular client experienced the following:
- Our team created over 200 articles (1000 words or more) optimized for keywords
- Edited and published over 700 podcasts on 15 different channels (also built 10,000+ links to podcasts)
- Acquired 30,000+ new emails through content marketing and Facebook ads
- More than doubled Youtube Subscribers from 6k to 13k+ in 90 days
- Increased SEO traffic 1000% + in 120 days
- Got Approval on a 100K Google Grant for 501(c)3’s
- Interviewed Major Social Media Influencers
- Implemented cross-branding strategies with established influencers
- Within 120 days they had almost 10,000 podcast downloads
- We targeted over 100 keywords with a collected monthly volume of one million per month
- We created relationships with authoritative websites/influencers within their vertical which drove traffic to their site
Here are the best ways to manifest your brand to join a global movement by employing crucial marketing considerations:
1) Have a GREAT WEBSITE!
To effectively attract ideal clients, your business website must be enticing, visually aesthetic, user-friendly, action-based and informative in order to offer the best impression, generate real sales, and build your client base. Most importantly, when it comes to building and maintaining your website, don’t be cheap, cheap will cost You a FORTUNE!
Make sure your website is:
-Attention to Fine Details
-Documentation and Trust
-Invest in Content Creation, Video, Podcasts to Establish professional appearance
-Hone in on a Consistent Theme, and Don’t Deviate From It!
-Strong Written Content
2) Have a Great Marketing Strategy
-Craft a solid content creation plan (Blogs, Share on Cross-Platform Social Media, Email Marketing, Social Media Sharing)
-Hire a company for SEO or consulting to come up with a strategy for what you are going to build. Seek help and guidance from the experts rather than try to reinvent the wheel. Why just survive when you could THRIVE?
3) Building Trust and Developing Brand Identity
-Build an Email List
-Reward Your Subscribers
-Engagement With Your Audience (social media like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter)
4) Generate Unique Content
-Livestream Shows on Facebook
-Livestream on Youtube
-Create Informative Podcasts Episodes for your subscribers to enjoy (while demonstrating credibility)
-Stimulating, Attention-grabbing, relatable ad campaigns
Many times people just need to do content once, edit it and repurpose it. If you already have great content but aren’t garnering the views and audience you should, the bigger question is NOW WHAT? How do you add wings to your content to help it take off? Working with a well-established SEO agency will provide you with all of the extras that most people don’t have an understanding of. For example, their team will build backlinks, do website audits, generate invaluable content that breeds results and grabs attention. They will work tirelessly to get your business high ranking on Google so that your service is a top competitor in today’s oversaturated global market.
I see too many people trying to do everything solo, or volunteer to be interviewed. Instead, try inviting others to interview and think about what network of people you want to tap into when it comes to your brand identity and your message. The most successful people in business these days (especially self-starters) will do interviews in exchange for content and publicity for their brand. This is an invaluable marketing resource and will help build prominence within your target market and niche community as well. People generally love the act of collaborating with like minds, and the smart ones understand that all great businesses were built on solid symbiotic relationships.
My internet marketing company, I Think An Idea is really great at identifying what our clients are already working with, what their strong suits are, and then crafting a comprehensive strategy from there and moving forward with direction and clarity. After we identify our angle, we work our marketing strategies into addressing our client’s target market and unique demographics. By doing this, we take a personalized, intimate approach that yields real, long term results instead of casting a broad net and appealing to an oversaturated, impersonal market.