Influence School is an exclusive membership community for small business owners, solopreneurs, new entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn to use the web to market their business more effectively.
With all the information out there about marketing your business, it’s hard to determine where you should start and what would work for your business.
As a small business owner, you have a LOT on your plate.
Digital marketing is just one of the many things for which you are responsible to make your business successful.
You don’t have a ton of time or money to devote to it,
yet you know how important it is.
In fact, you see what your competitors are doing in the marketplace with social media, SEO, email marketing, and other digital marketing tools, and you feel even more discouraged.
You seem to be lagging further and further behind without the funds to hire a specialist to help you get ahead.
FOUNDER, CHARM HOUSE MARKETING
Hi! My name is Anna Wickham.
For the last 2 years, I owned and ran a digital marketing agency, helping clients from Canada to Australia, from the East coast to the West coast of the US, and EVERYWHERE in between.
With the help of my agency team, I helped these business owners:
Get more traffic to their website
Increase awareness of their brand in their community using social media marketing, email marketing, reputation marketing, and more.
Create a library of great content on their website to attract traffic and share with existing audience
Navigate the constantly-changing world of digital marketing
"Influence School is where I spill it ALL: you get access to the full range of experience of a professional digital marketing expert for a tiny fraction of the cost."
Not only did I help my clients’ businesses thrive, but I also love to share my expert advice all over the world as a speaker for all kinds of audiences.
As I did events, I ran into the same business owners again and again. (Well, not the same people, but many people going through exactly the same thing!)
These business owners felt taken advantage of by Facebook advertising and other online advertising spaces.
They felt confused about their many options and not sure which road to take.
Many of them even felt skeptical that digital marketing works at all, because in their experience, it hadn’t. Was it all just a big money-making scam? (Spoiler alert: nope, it really works! But just like anything else, you have to learn how it works first.)
At the same time, these business owners weren’t yet ready to hire a digital marketing agency or specialist to help them. They had some more growing to do before they were able to make this investment.
This meant that, as an agency and content marketing guru, I didn’t have a service to help their business succeed…
Influence School was designed for the hundreds of business owners just like I described that I’ve met all over the world looking to use digital marketing to grow their business. I’ve carefully crafted this community to provide all of the tools you need to succeed:
Detailed and easy-to-understand courses on the most in-demand topics in digital marketing.
Monthly webinars on the most relevant and current topics so you can easily stay up to date as digital marketing evolves.
An online community of supportive Influence School members so you can keep your motivation flying high.
Access to me directly to ask me the questions that apply only to your business and get the answers you need.
A video library to teach you the basics and support your education of internet marketing.
3 different online courses on the topics that you need the most, with new courses added all the time.
Each course includes video modules, written content modules, fun do-at-home activities, and additional recommended resources.
Current courses include:
Search Engine Optimization, aka SEO (getting found on Google)
A private Facebook group for members only
This is a place for you to talk digital marketing with other business owners JUST like you.
You DON’T have to do this on your own!
You have a whole team of people you can ask for advice with your specific challenge, right when you need it, and on a platform you already know and love.
"Ask Anna Anything"-- Every Wednesday!
Need help with something specific?
Get the opportunity each week to ask Anna herself within the private Facebook group.
Exclusive Monthly Webinars
These webinars include:
Case studies - Watch live as Anna helps transform one business’s online presence.
Interviews - Interviews with other digital marketing experts giving their insider info and keeping you up-to-date with the latest.
Q & As - Do you have something specific to ask Anna about that you want to explain over a call? You get the opportunity during this webinar, or learn from the questions of your fellow members.
Exclusive video library of Anna’s live workshops that she does around the country and the world. PLUS gain access to all previous recordings and slides from Influence & Brown Bag, Anna's monthly lunch n' learn.
Easy to understand: Influence School is a “no jargon” zone.
Beneficial for all levels of digital marketing experience: Worried that you are a little too advanced for beginner-level courses? Don’t worry. All courses are long enough to go in-depth about a specific topic. Monthly webinars will include more advanced topics such as social media algorithms, tracking traffic using tracked links, Google Analytics, and more. Plus, get your specific question answered every week from other business owners or from Anna herself in the private Facebook group.
Flexible. All the material within Influence School can be consumed whenever it is convenient for you. If you’re able to finish a whole course in a weekend, it’s here for you! But if you want to take it in bite sizes, feel free to explore the community whenever it fits into your busy schedule.
FUN. What's the point of doing anything if you can't have fun while doing it? I believe that internet marketing is not only simple to understand, but tons of fun to learn, especially when surrounded by other business owners who are doing it with you.
"I drove up from Dallas to attend Anna’s training in Oklahoma City. It was well worth the drive!
This training provided more useful information on social media than any other training I have attended in my years in business development.
I highly recommend her!"
Crys Kelley,Opes One Advisors
Can I afford it?
Compared with most of the things that we tend to spend money on, a membership to Influence School is arguably the ONLY that will actually *make you more money.*
Besides that, it's an investment in yourself. You will be learning the skills that you need to grow your business to be the success and influence that you know it is meant to be.
Let's put it in perspective. A membership to Influence School costs less than:
Your monthly morning latte bill
A nice night out to dinner (for 1)
A fraction of your monthly online shopping binge
Your monthy cell phone bill
Influence School is specifically for business owners who are serious about taking their business to the next level. If you are ready to experience real business growth and reach your audience like never before, it's time for you to make the investment in Influence School and watch your business explode.
However, if you're not yet ready to make a change in your lifestyle that also makes a big change from the results that you've been getting up until now, then it may not be time for you just yet to join us inside Influence School.
Only you know if you're ready for the next level. I hope that you are!
This sounds like a LOT of material! If I don't have a lot of time, will it still be valuable for me?
I know that as a business owner or someone working to get your business off the ground in you free time, you don't have time to waste. In this case, Influence School is perfect for you. While there are free resources online to learn internet marketing, sifting through the sheer volume (and then determining which of it is legitimate and which is... well, BS!) is NOT something you have time to do.
That's one the biggest reasons I created Influence School in the first place.
Additionally, to help you process the quantity of info available within the community, I've created 3 different accountability plans depending on the amount of time you have to commit each week to Influence School. You can get started with just a couple of hours each month!
I know Influence School is going to be GOOD. But how do I know it's what I need in my industry?
The best thing about Influence School is that it designed for ALL kinds of entrepreneurs. Whether you are just getting started with your business, want to travel the world, or have owned your business for a decade, you'll learn the skills you need inside Influence School.
In addition, Influence School is highly customizable. Each week is "Ask Anna Anything," so no matter what you are struggling with at the moment, the answer is highly accessible. Member webinars are another opportunity for specifica questions, and each webinar is on a different topic so that what you need is at hand anytime.
What if I fall behind?
With Influence School, there is no such thing as falling behind. You take the courses at your own pace, and pick up where you left off each time.
And forget about losing momentum: you have a group of fellow business owners who are going through the courses and cheering you along every step of the way.
Can you guarantee that I'll be successful?
You are reading this page right now because you want to build a real business with real influence and yes, real wealth. All of that happens with real work. There are a lot of factors to launching a business, and online marketing is just one of them.
There is no way for me to guarantee "success" (whatever that word means!). But I can guarantee that when you learn the fundamentals of internet marketing, you are in a FAR better position to be the influence you desire to be in your community with your very own business.
I don't live in Oklahoma City/I don't live in the USA. Will Influence School still be right for me?
Yes! Influence School is not based in any particular location. While Anna lives in Oklahoma City, Influence School is completely online and members come from all over the country the world. Plus, the skills you learn inside the community work no matter what country or city you are in.
"Anna does such a great job of giving you the information you need to actually do something.
So many speakers will tell you things that you don’t even need to know or just enough to hook you but not actually help you.
Anna not only gives value to your time in showing up but she follows through afterwards in such a personal way."
Kimberly McCauley,OKC Home Inspections
Don’t feel isolated and alone, like you’re the only business owner in your area or in your industry who “just can’t seem to get it."
Don’t believe that you have to spend thousands of dollars a month to be able to use digital marketing effectively.
Don’t attempt to navigate the overwhelming amount of information online about digital marketing (much of which is out of date or from dubious sources!)