060 – Would You Like 400 to 600 Members Per Week?

060 – Would You Like 400 to 600 Members Per Week?

What are your goals for social media in 2024? Are you thinking about phasing it out of your life? Or would you like to experience explosive growth as never before? Isn’t it time you got the kind of growth you truly deserve?

If you’re ready for a change, listen carefully to this special message from David Andrew Wiebe.

Sponsors:

  • Catapult: If you’re ready to build a community of rabid fans who will happily hire you and buy everything you have to offer, this program is for you! Use the code “Creativity Excitement Emotion” to let Amos know I sent you his way, and he’ll give you a 10% DISCOUNT!

Highlights:

00:17 – A special message from David Andrew Wiebe

Transcript:

Imagine this:

You’ve just set up a brand-new Facebook group.

You show up for a couple of hours per day to have conversations with your tribe. Your people.

You do it consistently for a month or two, and before you know it…

BOOM!

Your group is growing CRAZY.

Now, you might be rolling your eyes right about now, and I get it. 🙄

First, you’re thinking to yourself, “Well, that sounds like A LOT of work.”

Second, you’re thinking to yourself, “I have no idea how to grow a Facebook group, and I honestly don’t care that much about Facebook.”

Third, you’re probably thinking, “What’s that going to do for me and my career or business?”

You might even be thinking… “I don’t want to become a social media guru. I just want to focus on my art!”

I know EXACTLY how you feel, and I’ve been there.

So, let’s rephrase the question:

What if, with just a couple of hours of effort per day, you could grow your Facebook group by 150 to 200 engaged members per week?

And what if 1 to 3% of those people were eager to listen to your music, hire you for a gig, buy your merch, or collaborate with you?

(That’s anywhere from 1.5 to six high-quality customers or clients per week for those who don’t do math.)

And on top of that, what if you got a lot of other sweet perks on top – free swag, free books, free coaching sessions, homes to stay at in a variety of locations, opportunities to play across the world, and more?

Would THAT be worth your time?

And what if, on top of that, you didn’t have to do it all yourself?

What if you had the support, coaching, and guidance you needed to be able to do the right things to grow your Facebook group consistently?

This is exactly what my friend, Amos Bracewell is offering.

And he and his student groups aren’t just growing by 150 to 200 members per week…

Some are growing by as much as 400, 500, or even 600 members per week.

How does a whopping 18 high-quality clients per week sound to you?

Do you think you might be able to make it worthwhile?

Do you think your musical, artistic, or creative career could benefit from that type of growth?

Fast growth is not for everyone, and I get that…

But if you’re the kind of person that LOVES to serve and make other people shine…

You will LOVE this, and I haven’t seen anything else like it.

But time is of the essence, because:

Amos is only offering a 10% discount for those who sign up before April 30.

Once it’s gone, it’s gone. There will be NO extension.

So, yeah, there isn’t much time…

Even if you’re just thinking about it and you’re not quite sure whether it’s for you yet…

You can book a discovery call with Amos to talk it over.

So, when you’re ready…

>> Book your discovery call with Amos and let him know that I sent him your way for your 10% discount

059 – From 0 to 5,200 Members… in a Year?!

059 – From 0 to 5,200 Members… in a Year?!

When it comes to social media growth, we’re all hoping for consistent, reliable growth. Yet, most if not all creators struggle to get new followers each week. It could be because of their content. It could be because they’re nobodies. There are reasons too numerous to mention.

But if you’re willing to approach things in a new way, you could experience unprecedented growth. The kind of growth that helps you build a sustainable income from your passion in a year or possibly even in a few months.

In this episode of Creativity Excitement Emotion, David shares a special message.

Sponsors:

  • Catapult: If you’re ready to build a community of rabid fans who will happily hire you and buy everything you have to offer, this program is for you! Use the code “Creativity Excitement Emotion” to let Amos know I sent you his way, and he’ll give you a 10% DISCOUNT!

Highlights:

00:17 – A special message from David Andrew Wiebe

Transcript:

From 0 to 5,200 members… in a year?!

So, I’m not sure if you knew this but…

Most effective Facebook groups only grow at a pace of 50 to 100 members per week.

Again, that’s the most effective ones.

Now, that’s nothing to scoff at, but it’s not what you would call… MEGA growth either.

I know that if you don’t already have a Facebook group (or don’t even have Facebook in your crosshairs – because, after all, it’s so old man), you’re probably wondering whether it’s even worth your time.

Well, stick with me here, because I think you’ll be amazed at what my friend, Amos Bracewell, has been able to do.

His strategy has been helping him and his students grow their groups by 400, 500, and even 600 members per week!

Even better, Amos says that 1 to 3% of people joining your group consistently become your clients.

If your group is growing by 600 members per week, that means you’re converting anywhere from six to 18 clients per week!

Now don’t get caught up in the terminology here…

I know some of you aren’t looking for “clients.”

You want streams or customers. You want gigs and exposure. You want to have an impact on your fans. You want to sell your eBook. I get it.

I have very good news for you…

Amos’ method for building Facebook communities doesn’t rely on you monetizing your group through clients…

You don’t even need a product!

Honestly, you don’t even need to be thinking about monetization!

People will read, listen, watch, or buy WHATEVER you have because they will see you as a leader in your niche.

But that’s not all (sorry for the cliché here).

Amos and his clients have landed themselves all kinds of great opportunities, and I have witnessed it firsthand:

  • A couch or bed to crash on
  • Free products
  • Free coaching
  • Free plane tickets
  • High-profile collaborations
  • Joint ventures
  • Opportunities to speak across the world
  • And more… small stuff and BIG stuff!

If you did this…

Could you land yourself some great gigs?

Sync and licensing opportunities?

A record contract?

Look, I’m not giving you any guarantees here.

But the bottom line is, you won’t know unless you try.

And while it would be great if there was all the time in the world to make up your mind…

Amos is only giving us until the end of April to get a 10% discount on his Catapult program.

Maybe it’s right for you, maybe it’s not.

But if you’re the kind of person who loves to support and help others…

If you love the idea of leaving an impact and a legacy…

And you’re at least entertaining the idea of earning a good income from your passion…

I haven’t seen anything else like it.

So, don’t delay…

>> Get the Catapult program and mention “Creativity Excitement Emotion” to get your 10% discount

Book Launch Schedule

Book Launch Schedule

As promised, I’m going to share my book launch schedule with you.

A couple of titles are already visible on Amazon (though not necessarily available to pre-order), and I will be adding the relevant links to the other works as they are approved by Amazon KDP.

To keep things streamlined, at least for now, I have used templated book covers and standardized pricing. This does not mean these are the covers I will ultimately be using upon launch. Some details may change between now and the launch dates.

But I will be keeping to this launch schedule, so get excited. Thank you in advance for your interest. I could not do this without you and your ongoing support.

Digital NO-Mad: Exposing the Lies of the Freedom Lifestyle and Grass is Greener Syndrome

Launch date: June 30, 2024

Live link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D2MG1C72

Description: Designing a lifestyle that pleases you at every turn is an enticing and alluring idea. Who doesn’t want to set their hours, work on their terms, travel the world, experience different cultures, enjoy different foods, try different things, and meet incredible people along the way?

Besides, it’s so simple! All you’ve got to do is build a profitable business in the health niche, automate it, glean a large income off it, and you’ll be off on a cushy first-class plane ride with champagne in hand to enjoy your shiny, new status as a digital nomad. If you can’t figure this out, you must be a loser with no friends…

Even if something goes wrong back at home, someone else will be there to deal with it, and everything will be hunky-dory… Right?

Amazon and Kobo best-selling author David Andrew Wiebe’s Digital NO-Mad: Exposing the Lies of the Freedom Lifestyle and Grass is Greener Syndrome documents his out-of-control tailspin from having to move out of his basement suite to take a two-week vacation in the beautiful Chilliwack and Cultus Lake, BC to filing for a consumer proposal and heading home to Calgary, AB, utterly defeated, all within about three months.

Digital NO-Mad sees Wiebe at his absolute angriest, with one thing after another seemingly piling on to frustrate his willingness to make lemonade out of lemons. Before long, it’s raining lemons, and his only recourse is to move back in with his parents. What else could go wrong…?

The Renegade Musician: Stepping Out of the Shadow of the Old Music Career Model

Launch date: September 30, 2024

Live link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D2N2SW5Z

Description: Looking at it soberly, building an independent music career in today’s tumultuous industry climate appears little more than a pipe dream. The so-called “experts” are either teaching musicians the thoroughly hopeless and ineffectual approach of going viral as a social media megastar, or the long, complicated, torturous path to building direct marketing digital sales funnels that leave more artists disappointed and disillusioned than not.

The odds of making it? Don’t even ask… You might just punch a hole in the wall before the day is through.

But facing reality, says The Renegade Musician: Stepping Out of the Shadow of the Old Music Career Model author David Andrew Wiebe, is the first step to clearing a path ahead. If you want to win the battle, you’ve got to know your enemies, or you will confuse them for your friends and allies.

Most artists don’t make it because they’re trying to do what someone else is doing. They don’t make it because they’re busy playing “follow the leader.” They don’t make it because they refuse to embrace their idiosyncrasies, unique creative approaches, and personalized paths.

The Renegade Musician features not one approach, not one path, not a singular impossible uphill climb… But a holistic, thorough paradigm shift that takes the reader on a journey of transformation, and ultimately, empowerment. If you’re looking for every possible way that you can make your musical dreams a reality, this is the only guide that teaches you how to think and how to make it happen.

Flashes of Elation: Navigating the World as a Sensitive, Creative Soul

Launch date: December 31, 2024

Live link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D2SGCRPZ

Description: Properly understood, sensitivity is a gift. But it may not feel that way at first. Having gone through a long series of disappointments, many artists come away crushed, feeling as though they are cursed to endure heartache and sadness for all eternity.

Sensitive creatives feel deeply about everything. It’s what makes them excellent artists, whether it’s writing heartfelt song lyrics or channeling their anger into a breathtaking painting. But coping with the roller-coaster highs and sewer tunnel lows can be deflating, and it has left many an artist lost and confused. Troubled by problematic personal relationships and recurring financial nightmares, many end up feeling as though they don’t even know their place in the world and no one will ever understand them.

What’s required, says Flashes of Elation: Navigating the World as a Sensitive, Creative Soul author David Andrew Wiebe, is a better understanding of self. When you understand your strengths, weaknesses, tendencies, and idiosyncrasies as a sensitive, creative soul, a brand-new pathway opens, as if a bright light spontaneously turning on in an utterly dark room.

Flashes of Elation features 50 essays detailing Wiebe’s journey and discoveries in candid detail, from anxiety attacks to finding those rare flashes of elation that make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Any artist looking to accomplish more, create an independent income, overcome discouragement, understand themselves better, and improve interpersonal relationships owes it to themselves to pick up a copy of this book to find their path to fulfillment and empowerment.

The Ferry Letters: Candid Thoughts on Losing it All and Starting Over

Launch date: March 31, 2025

Live link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0D2SDHXJ6

Description: Living nomadically isn’t just a lifestyle… it’s a commitment. Once you embark upon the seemingly attractive prospect of traveling the world – or even just your country – while working remotely from a laptop, returning to the way things were is a far more onerous proposition than you might imagine, and not necessarily for all the reasons you would expect.

You never know how life might begin to unfold while you’re trying to stay on top of your freelancing career or online business. You may not be able to find a home. You may injure yourself. You may burn out. You may lose work. Your new business initiatives may fail. One of your family members may pass away. Life happens whether you’re taking the reins and designing your lifestyle or not.

Creating a freedom lifestyle doesn’t spell certain doom. Travel is not inherently dangerous or depressing. But on the unexpected twists and turns of life, you just never know what might happen while you’re trying and failing to keep your personal life, travel plans, and business in view.

The Ferry Letters: Candid Thoughts on Losing it All and Starting Over is Amazon and Kobo best-selling author David Andrew Wiebe’s long-awaited spiritual successor to his Digital NO-Mad: Exposing the Lies of the Freedom Lifestyle and Grass is Greener Syndrome.

In The Ferry Letters, we find Wiebe riding the ferries between Vancouver and Vancouver Island while engaging in deep, inner work to resolve childhood trauma, and attempting to sort out one of the messiest seasons of his life.

From the strange, late-night creatures aboard the 10:10 to Nanaimo to the deeper meanings of life and the inner workings of the Universe, Wiebe’s deep contemplations will make you wonder, laugh, and possibly even cry.

Champion of Artistic Success, Vol. 1: Writing Yourself into Existence

Launch date: June 30, 2025

Live link: Not available yet

Description: You are the exception and not the rule if you were birthed into notoriety. In this regard, most of us start on equal footing, looking for opportunities to rise above and position ourselves as experts, influencers, gurus, and celebrities, all for the sake of our artistic creations.

That is, of course, until you let the futility of adulthood set in. Childhood dreams can seem so distant, elusive, and even impossible when you realize you haven’t achieved even a quarter of what you once thought you were fully capable of, and entitled to.

Whether you give up or continue the climb is a matter of individual, but one or two crushing defeats are more than enough for most to give up their unrealistic childhood dreams and embrace a life of quiet pragmaticism, desperation, and mediocrity. It’s not a matter of right or wrong, it’s a matter of what one is willing to endure.

In Champion of Artistic Success, Vol. 1: Writing Yourself into Existence, best-selling author David Andrew Wiebe dons his best superhero cape to empower the reader with hard-earned knowledge to carve out their creative path and make their dent in the Universe.

If you are an artist or creator searching for ways to boost your creativity, get exposure for your work, or develop habits and practices that help you accomplish more, then you need to get your hands on a copy of Champion of Artistic Success, Vol. 1 for an overdose of fuel-injected inspiration to scale the next mountain on your creative journey.

Surprise, Uplift: Discovering Identity and Purpose

Launch date: September 30, 2025

Live link: Not available yet

Description: Deep, existential questions can leave you feeling frightened, deflated, or even circumstantially depressed. As you look back on all you’ve experienced and where it has led you, you may wonder if there was any meaning or order to the way things unfolded, leaving you with more unanswerable questions.

The answers to life’s most difficult questions, especially those about yourself, can seem daunting and elusive. If you had a clear idea of why you were here and what you were supposed to be doing, the perpetual search for meaning would not seem so empty.

But we all have a unique imprint. It may not always be obvious. Sometimes, we even choose to turn a blind eye. But if we were willing to think, reflect, and dig through past difficulties and traumas, a picture would begin to form.

Best-selling self-published author David Andrew Wiebe’s Surprise, Uplift: Discovering Identity and Purpose is a deep dive into the things that make you tick. Gaining a deeper understanding of these aspects of yourself, argues Wiebe, helps you get a firmer grasp on who you are and the difference you make in the world.

Living is not merely about doing. It’s also about being. Embrace being and you will discover that you aren’t all alone after all. You will discover the impact you’ve made on others and the specific ways in which you will continue to make an impact on them.

Final Thoughts

Which titles are you looking forward to most? Are there any other subjects you’d like me to cover?

Let me know in the comments.

058 – Have You Been Trying and Failing to Crack the Code on Social Media?

058 – Have You Been Trying and Failing to Crack the Code on Social Media?

How’s the social media game going for you? Are you winning?

Let’s face the facts. Most people working their butts off aren’t going to win any medals any time soon…

Are you done trying to figure it out all for yourself?

If so, tune into this special episode of Creativity Excitement Emotion.

Sponsors:

  • Catapult: If you’re ready to build a community of rabid fans who will happily hire you and buy everything you have to offer, this program is for you! Use the code “Creativity Excitement Emotion” to let Amos know I sent you his way, and he’ll give you a 10% DISCOUNT!

Highlights:

00:17 – A special message from David Andrew Wiebe

Transcript:

Have you been trying and failing to crack the code on social media?

So, does any part of this sound familiar to you?

Some expert online tells you “Hey man, all you’ve got to do is A, B, C and you’re going to be a social media rockstar.”

But you go out there and test their tactic in the real world for a month…

And it doesn’t do anything?

So, you start to feel frustrated, angry, and eventually, defeated.

Come on, we’ve all been there.

We’ve all been promised the world when it comes to social media.

But in practice, it feels as though getting any kind of attention, let alone sustaining it, is a Herculean uphill climb to oblivion.

And it is just so frustrating when you’re trying to put your best foot forward.

It takes SO MUCH effort to pump out the content required to get attention…

Yet most of it doesn’t do anything for you!

I know something about you…

I bet you didn’t get into social media hoping to become a digital marketer.

But you’ve effectively been forced into a position where you’ve got to try and figure everything out for yourself…

Scouring the web for disconnected information that’s only available in fragmented pieces.

As if you were moving slowly down a path one inch at a time, as opposed to one stride.

And hoping that somehow, tomorrow, you go viral.

I mean, the rent was due yesterday man, come on.

Well, some of my smartest mentors say you can’t deposit likes, shares, and comments at the bank, and they are right…

Engagement falls under what clever people call “vanity metrics,” and I’m sorry to be the one to burst your bubble, but they don’t mean a thing (if they ain’t got that swing).

But if you thought it was all for naught, think again.

Because there is a way to crack the code on social media.

My friend, Amos Bracewell, recently figured it out and has started teaching others how to do what he did.

He supports his students at every leg of the journey…

And when you hear what it is and how it works, you’ll be BLOWN AWAY.

It’s so simple and yet so authentic and genuine.

You’ll wish you thought of it first.

If you haven’t watched my recent interview with Amos, that’s your homework for now…

Come on, you know you’ve got 20 minutes to spare, especially if those 20 minutes change your life.

So, don’t delay any longer, because as with anything worthwhile, there is an expiration date on this unique offer…

>> Watch the video now

10 Things You Can Hire Me to Do (You Probably Didn’t Know)

10 Things You Can Hire Me to Do (You Probably Didn’t Know)

I am sometimes asked what I can offer entrepreneurs and businesses.

Fair question – but not always an easy one to answer!

As a musician and avid self-promoter, I have sunk my teeth into – and have gotten very good at – more things than I sometimes care to admit.

I usually don’t promote all of it, because it’s not necessarily what I want to be known for.

But if you’re looking for a seasoned, skilled, and versatile worker, you’ve found one.

Here are 10 things you can hire me to do (you probably didn’t know).

Written Content

Upon returning from Japan, where I grew up, I was dropped into the Canadian school system. There was just one problem – I realized very quickly that I wasn’t very good at reading, and my vocabulary was a little limited.

I became fascinated with words, and before I knew it, I was devouring vocabulary lessons in Reader’s Digest, dictionaries, thesauruses, and even encyclopedias. I got plenty of practice writing bad short stories and cheesy rap lyrics.

I have been writing content for the internet since 1997, and I have been blogging since 2006. I have helped my clients create a vast array of documents to help them grow their careers or businesses.

Here are but a few examples of the types of assets I’ve worked on:

  • News updates
  • Blog articles (SEO-optimized)
  • Press releases
  • Podcast scripts
  • Video scripts
  • Screenwriting
  • Business plans
  • Grant applications
  • Song lyrics
  • eBooks, reports, and whitepapers
  • Books (I’m available to ghostwrite)
  • Email campaigns
  • Sales pages
  • Copywriting

Self-Publishing

Looking to self-publish your book?

It seems quite easy at first, but once you start delving into everything that’s required, you can easily start to feel overwhelmed.

I’ve published eight titles myself, so I know the ropes. I’m more than happy to help you figure out your:

  • Book title and subtitle
  • Book description
  • Author bio
  • Keywords and categories
  • Interior layout
  • Book cover
  • Distribution (Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc.)
  • Pricing strategy
  • Promotion and advertising strategy
  • Audiobook

Audio Content

From music to radio shows to podcasts, I can help you make your audio sound amazing so your audience wants to tune in week after week.

Let me help you with your:

  • Bumper or station ID
  • Audio editing
  • Audio sweetening
  • Mixing and mastering
  • Producing

I am also told I have the perfect voice for a podcast and a good listener, so I’m happy to work as a host or announcer too.

Custom Musical Themes

Do you need intro or outro music for your podcast or radio show? Maybe you’d like to gift a special song to a loved one. Maybe you’d like me to craft your special theme (based on your personal qualities).

Whatever it is, I can make your musical dreams come to life.

Coaching & Consulting

One of my greatest strengths as a coach or consultant is in helping you achieve clarity on what to work on, what to focus on, and what steps to take next.

If you’re lost, indecisive, or even frustrated with your career or business, feel free to reach out. An outside perspective can be an invaluable asset.

Music Lessons

I’ve been teaching guitar since 2003, and I’ve also helped some vocal, bass, and ukulele students along the way. Whether you’re just getting started, or you’ve been at it for a while, I’m ready and willing to show you the way.

Graphic Design

I’ve designed many things through the years, including:

  • Logos
  • Business cards
  • Blog banners
  • Posters
  • Book covers

My approach may not be for everyone, but if I’m not the right fit, I probably know someone who is!

Illustrations

I was practically born an artist, and from the time I was young, I loved drawing, painting, and crafting. I have occasionally used these talents in my content as well.

Is there something I can draw for you? Let me know.

Web Design

I’ve put together dozens if not hundreds of websites over the years, for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, niche blogs, communities, events, and more.

Digital Marketing

Whether it’s social media, email marketing, content marketing, sales funnels, affiliate marketing, or influencer marketing, I’ve got experience in virtually every category of digital marketing you can name.

And if I can’t do it, chances are I know someone who can. I’m connected to SEO and advertising specialists, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and more.

Final Thoughts

I understand well that you might not be ready to get going with your project just yet. That’s okay. You’re still welcome to reach out, and I’d be happy to have a quick look at whatever you’re working on.