No BS Business School

Jan Ditchfield

Looking for a podcast that can serve as your trusted business mentor, guiding you through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and understands the unique challenges you face as a real-world industry expert navigating the world of online marketing and digital sales?

Look no further than No BS Business School with Jan Ditchfield! With over two decades of experience under her belt, Jan is your go-to business mentor for taking your real-world expertise and turning it into a 6-figure+ online business.

Each episode of No BS Business School is packed with actionable advice and strategies to help you succeed in the fast-paced digital landscape. Whether you're looking to create and sell a digital course or membership, or are tired of the same BS bro marketing tactics that aren't working for you, Jan has the tips and insights you need to succeed.

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#244: Inside My New Membership - The Academy
2d ago
#244: Inside My New Membership - The Academy
Today's episode is extra special because I'm giving you a backstage pass to something near and dear to my heart – the Intentional Action Academy. Yep, last month, I swung open those virtual doors and invited you all in to my new membership, and now, I'm taking you on a personal tour.We're going to dive deep into the journey of bringing the Intentional Action Academy to life, from its humble beginnings to where it stands today. I'll be sharing the ups, downs, and everything in between, along with the strategies and insights that shaped our path.But wait, there's more! I want to tackle all those burning questions you have about the launch – the nitty-gritty details, the behind-the-scenes secrets, you name it. From my sales strategy to the little tricks I used to build anticipation, I'm laying it all out on the table.So, grab your favorite beverage, cozy up, and get ready to hang out with me as we peel back the curtain on my new membership program.DOORS ARE OPEN TO THE INTENTIONAL ACTION ACADEMY⁣⁣The #1 business education membership for female entrepreneurs that provides you with absolute clarity on creating a step-by-step actionable plan to scale your business to 6-figures this year.⁣This is not another generic marketing course that's making big promises, but leaves you feeling more confused & overwhelmed.⁣Intentional Action Academy is where you'll learn proven business systems, taught by a proven business expert to help you gain the confidence and know-how to run your business successfully day-to-day.⁣Join The Academy today for only $1 and get instant access to everything I teach for a 14-day trial!
#243: Content Creation on Your Terms with Lindsay Smith
Feb 13 2024
#243: Content Creation on Your Terms with Lindsay Smith
Feeling drained trying to keep up with the ever-changing advice on content creation for your business? It's like a never-ending game of catch-up – one day it's reels, the next it's carousels, and then suddenly, long-form content is all the rage. It's enough to make your head spin!But hey, no need to stress, because I've brought in some backup. I'm diving into a conversation with the incredible Lindsay Smith, where we're going to tackle reclaiming your content creation journey.Lindsay's journey started in journalism and advertising, dabbling in everything from copywriting to community management. Fast forward twenty years, and she's the powerhouse behind her own business, empowering entrepreneurs to craft standout content on their own terms. It's seriously inspiring stuff!In this episode, Lindsay is dropping a treasure trove of insights and wisdom, covering:Navigating the ever-shifting content creation landscape like a boss.Giving ourselves permission to do things our way, on our terms.Embracing the importance of taking breaks in the creative process.Creating a curated feed that sparks inspiration, not self-doubt.By the end of our conversation, you'll reignite your passion for content creation, armed with practical strategies and a newfound sense of purpose. About Lindsay Smith Creative...Lindsay started her career in journalism and accidentally fell into advertising and worked as a copywriter, blogger, community manager and content creator. 20 years later, she gets to help other entrepreneurs create kick-as content for their business.Follow her on the 'Gram hereLearn how to work with her hereJoin her Free community here
#241: Do Women Really Support Women? with Erica D'Eramo
Jan 30 2024
#241: Do Women Really Support Women? with Erica D'Eramo
If you've ever found yourself pondering the age-old question – do women really support women? Well, you're in for a treat! Today, we're diving into a conversation that delves deep into the dynamics of female support, debunking myths, and exploring ways to foster a true sisterhood.I've got the incredible Erica D'Eramo with me, the founder of Two Piers Consulting. Erica is on a mission to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environments, and she's got some invaluable insights to share.We're breaking down three crucial points: First, debunking those myths surrounding women supporting women. Erica is here to reveal what's really happening behind the scenes. Second, we're tackling the challenging topic of dealing with unsupportive behaviors from other women. And finally, we're exploring how we can change this dynamic going forward – envisioning a sisterhood of support rather than rivalry.So, sit back, relax, and get ready for a conversation that's bound to spark some thoughts and maybe even challenge a few perspectives. About Erica D'Eramo...Throughout her two decades of operational experience in the energy industry, Erica witnessed first-hand the impact that leadership skills can have on an organization's outcomes. Having spent the majority of her career working in remote or offshore locations, she brings a practical approach to leadership development that resonates with all levels of the organization. Erica brings a rare combination of real world front-line experience, deep business acumen and academic credentials. Her coaching clients include emerging leaders through to seasoned C-Suite executives and hail from organizations including Google, NASA, bp, Hess, American Express, NVIDIA and Mars. Her prior speaking and consulting engagements have included a variety of Fortune 500 and FSTE 100 companies as well as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Penn State, and the University of Texas at Austin.Erica founded Two Piers Consulting PBC to help create diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environments by supporting both individuals and organizations in fully accessing their talent and potential.
#235: How I Became a Multiple 6-Figure Business - My 2023 in Review
Jan 2 2024
#235: How I Became a Multiple 6-Figure Business - My 2023 in Review
I'm sharing the behind the scenes taking you step-by-step how I became a multiple 6-figure business in 2023. Only 12% of female entrepreneurs ever reach 6-figures in business and I'm on a mission to see that change. If you're looking for some guidance and support on how to transfer your real world expertise into the online world, you'll want to listen to this episode.I'm breaking down...- How I treat my business like a career and make intentional decisions in order to grow- The process I went through to rebrand my business to help more of my dream customers- How I recovered from a huge mistake I made that cost me sales- The plans I have in place to reach a half a million dollars in sales in 2024No matter the goals in your own business, this episode will help you set yourself up for success. Here's to making 2024 your best year in business!Links mentioned in this episode...#129: How I Made 6-Figures in 12 Months - My 2022 in ReviewVandghie Badenhorst - Qualified Dietician Lindsay White - High Voltage LeadershipSteph Weber - Brand ExpertCardinal Studio - Podcasting Production Services My 2024 Offer SuiteJoin my NEW free Business Revitalization Bootcamp: REBOOT!A knowledge packed, supportive, 5-day business revitalization bootcamp for female entrepreneurs to help you gain clarity, kickstart your sales again and intentionally re-design your business to match the vision you always had for it so you can rekindle the love affair with being your own boss.Save your free seat here!
#234: Best of 2023 - Simplify Your Email Marketing Strategy with Liz Wilcox
Dec 30 2023
#234: Best of 2023 - Simplify Your Email Marketing Strategy with Liz Wilcox
We're revisiting some of your favourite episodes from 2023 by diving into my most popular episode of the year!Does the idea of email marketing  and having to write your weekly newsletter make you break out in hives? You're going to have an entirely new perspective about it after this conversation!Email marketing rock star and 90's pop culture guru, Liz Wilcox helps business owners and entrepreneurs write emails that people not only want to read...but they buy from as well. She joined me to talk about...How to turn a follower into a friend and then into a customer using email marketing The easiest way to write a solid welcome sequence that shows off your personalityThe best strategies to use in order to simplify the email marketing process to see better results without adding more to your plateIf you're looking to change your relationship with email so that it works for you instead of feeling like another chore in your business, this is the episode for you!About Liz Wilcox...The Fresh Princess of Email Marketing, Liz Wilcox is an Email Strategist and Keynote Speaker showing small businesses how to build online relationships, package up their “magic” and turn it into emails that people want to read and, most importantly, purchase from.Follow her on the 'Gram and download her Mega Email Swipe File. Listen to the Top 10 Episodes of 2023!Episode #138: Simplify Your Email Marketing Strategy with Liz WilcoxEpisode #216: Steal My Email Marketing Strategy (+ templates)Episode #130: The Best Tools to Help Start (and Grow) Your Online BusinessEpisode #160: Why Most Digital Offers Don't Sell and How to Ensure Yours Will (Podcast Workshop Day 1)Episode #131: The Top 10 Online Course Mistakes I Made (That You Should Avoid)Episode #140: 5 Sales Page Mistakes That Are Stopping People From Buying from YouEpisode #134: 6 Ways to Turn Your Expertise into an Online OfferEpisode #137: How Stepping Back From Social Media is Making Me More MoneyEpisode #161: Should You Create a Digital Course or Membership? (Podcast Workshop Day 2)Episode #218: Using Influencer Marketing to Grow Your Business with Sara Ballantyne
#233: Best of 2023 - Steal My Email Marketing Strategy (+ templates)
Dec 29 2023
#233: Best of 2023 - Steal My Email Marketing Strategy (+ templates)
We're revisiting some of your favourite episodes from 2023 by diving into my third most popular episode of the year!If you're not a fan of email marketing, you're going to love this episode more than a night in watching Schitt's Creek with a glass of rosé!I'm breaking down my easy, yet effective email marketing strategy, plus sharing over 100 email marketing templates with you. Grab your free copy of my templates at janditchfield.co/216.Imagine never having to spend time agonizing over what to use as a subject line...for the next 100 days!Oh, all that free time that's coming your way...I'm voting you fill it up with more time to grow you sales. Maybe spend a little quality time with your business BFF. Get that manicure you know you deserve to have.It's fully up to you! Because when you have an email list, you have the ability to run your business anyway you want.Your email list is the single most important asset in your business.When you focus on it, you'll see growth happen in your business faster than any other way possible.Links mentioned in this episode:Free email marketing templates + subject lines download >>> get it here.Make sure to tune into Episode #214 and #215 for more email listing building strategies! Listen to the Top 10 Episodes of 2023!Episode #138: Simplify Your Email Marketing Strategy with Liz WilcoxEpisode #216: Steal My Email Marketing Strategy (+ templates)Episode #130: The Best Tools to Help Start (and Grow) Your Online BusinessEpisode #160: Why Most Digital Offers Don't Sell and How to Ensure Yours Will (Podcast Workshop Day 1)Episode #131: The Top 10 Online Course Mistakes I Made (That You Should Avoid)Episode #140: 5 Sales Page Mistakes That Are Stopping People From Buying from YouEpisode #134: 6 Ways to Turn Your Expertise into an Online OfferEpisode #137: How Stepping Back From Social Media is Making Me More MoneyEpisode #161: Should You Create a Digital Course or Membership? (Podcast Workshop Day 2)Episode #218: Using Influencer Marketing to Grow Your Business with Sara Ballantyne
#232: Best of 2023 - The Best Tools to Help Start (and Grow) Your Online Business
Dec 28 2023
#232: Best of 2023 - The Best Tools to Help Start (and Grow) Your Online Business
We're revisiting some of your favourite episodes from 2023 starting with my third most popular episode of the year!Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of the tech and tools you need to get your online business off the ground? I felt the same way when I was starting out. I spent (aka wasted) so much time Googling what tools I needed and what was worth my financial investment. After so much trial and error, I've found what works best for my growth and my bottom line.So I'm sharing my favourite tools that you should think about to help get your business off the ground and scale it. I'm covering my favourite tools for...Growing your list and email marketingHosting your online offers, courses and memberships Live streaming, video recording and editing Collecting hassle free online paymentsHosting a podcast without feeling overwhelmedStaying organized and on top of your content creation Check out my Tools of the Trade List:Email Marketing:ConvertkitFlodeskOnline Offer Hosting:KajabiPodiaVideo/Live Streaming:ZoomStreamyardVideo editing:Veed.ioInShotOnline Payment Processing:PayPalStripeCommunication and Organization:SlackVoxerLoomAirtablePodcast Hosting:Buzzsprout Listen to the Top 10 Episodes of 2023!Episode #138: Simplify Your Email Marketing Strategy with Liz WilcoxEpisode #216: Steal My Email Marketing Strategy (+ templates)Episode #130: The Best Tools to Help Start (and Grow) Your Online BusinessEpisode #160: Why Most Digital Offers Don't Sell and How to Ensure Yours Will (Podcast Workshop Day 1)Episode #131: The Top 10 Online Course Mistakes I Made (That You Should Avoid)Episode #140: 5 Sales Page Mistakes That Are Stopping People From Buying from YouEpisode #134: 6 Ways to Turn Your Expertise into an Online OfferEpisode #137: How Stepping Back From Social Media is Making Me More MoneyEpisode #161: Should You Create a Digital Course or Membership? (Podcast Workshop Day 2)Episode #218: Using Influencer Marketing to Grow Your Business with Sara Ballantyne
#229: Your End of Year Checklist (Part 2)
Dec 7 2023
#229: Your End of Year Checklist (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2Are you ready for your best year yet in business?In this special 2-part podcast episode where we're diving into the 6 key areas of focus if you're serious about starting your new year of business off with a bang.To get out of the messy middle of business and into the next stage of growth, you don't need to be chasing another tactic...you need a proven, repeatable system that you can take action on.Being caught in the mess doesn't mean you're stuck for good! ⁣⁣It just means you need to embrace a whole new set of skills and learn to love the boring parts of business.Sure, they might not be as flashy as online marketing tactics, but they're the key to long-term success. ⁣⁣Welcome to the beauty of business basics!Over my 20-years, I've seen a lot of winging it in business and how drastically things can change for the better when you implement an achievable plan....It's the kind of growth that makes you scream, "finally!" when see your bank account balance.So, tune in and get ready to focus on setting yourself up for your best year yet in business.Save Your Seat in the Intentional Action AcademyDoors are now open to join my new program, the Intentional Action Academy: The #1 business planning system for female entrepreneurs that provides you with absolute clarity on where to focus in your day-to-day operations in order to increase your revenue, productivity and impact.This is not another generic marketing course that's making big promises, but leaves you feeling more confused & overwhelmed.Intentional Action Academy is a proven business system, created by a proven business expert to help you gain the confidence and know-how to run your business successfully day-to-day.Join The Academy today!
#228: Your End of Year Checklist (Part 1)
Dec 7 2023
#228: Your End of Year Checklist (Part 1)
Part 1 of 2Are you ready for your best year yet in business?In this special 2-part podcast episode where we're diving into the 6 key areas of focus if you're serious about starting your new year of business off with a bang.To get out of the messy middle of business and into the next stage of growth, you don't need to be chasing another tactic...you need a proven, repeatable system that you can take action on.Being caught in the mess doesn't mean you're stuck for good! ⁣⁣It just means you need to embrace a whole new set of skills and learn to love the boring parts of business.Sure, they might not be as flashy as online marketing tactics, but they're the key to long-term success. ⁣⁣Welcome to the beauty of business basics!Over my 20-years, I've seen a lot of winging it in business and how drastically things can change for the better when you implement an achievable plan....It's the kind of growth that makes you scream, "finally!" when see your bank account balance. So, tune in and get ready to focus on setting yourself up for your best year yet in business. Save Your Seat in the Intentional Action AcademyDoors are now open to join my new program, the Intentional Action Academy: The #1 business planning system for female entrepreneurs that provides you with absolute clarity on where to focus in your day-to-day operations in order to increase your revenue, productivity and impact.This is not another generic marketing course that's making big promises, but leaves you feeling more confused & overwhelmed.Intentional Action Academy is a proven business system, created by a proven business expert to help you gain the confidence and know-how to run your business successfully day-to-day.Join The Academy today!
#225: How to Escape the Messy Middle of Business
Nov 23 2023
#225: How to Escape the Messy Middle of Business
Did you know that only 12% of women become part of the 6-figure club as entrepreneurs?I'm on a mission to see that change and it starts with helping more women get out of the messy middle zone of business. It's the hardest stage of business growth, and when most women give up on their dreams.So in this shortie episode of the podcast I'm breaking down the three main ways to know if you're caught in this zone. And, then sharing the three best areas of your business to focus on in order to get things moving in your favour again. How do you know if you're caught in the messy middle?You're staring to feel resentment toward your business because it feels more like your 9-5 than the freedom you dreamed of havingYou're logging all the hours, but still not seeing results and no matter what you try, you feel like you can't get that needle to moveYou feel misaligned with your business and your gut is screaming at you that something's wrong, but you don't know how to fix itIf that sounds familiar, then I'm here with some help.  Cue up this episode for your next school drop off and get ready for clarity. I've got your back!Links mentioned in this episode:Episode 224: The Business Success Timeline (Updated Version)Episode 205: The Data You Need to Be Tracking in Your Business (and why!)Free Masterclass: Podcast Guesting for Business Growth: Gaining an Insider's EdgeFree Training: Your Best Year Yet - 5 Steps to Stabilize Your Business, Escape the Messy Middle and Set Yourself Up for Your Best Year YetWant to Escape the Messy Middle of Business? Grab your seat in my FREE training. Your Best Year Yet: 5 Steps to Stabilize Your Business, Escape the Messy Middle and Set Yourself Up for Your Best Year YetGet ready to learn how you can make the ultimate shift from struggling to make money in your business, feeling stretched too thin and confused as to where to focus in order to be successful, to gaining complete clarity and control over your business and your revenue.Save your free seat here!