Join the Marketing for Hippies Membership Program
Dig in deep and lay the foundations you need to make something beautiful and profitable of your business.
If you’re reading this, you’re likely familiar with my work and are considering joining in on this online “Feel Good Marketing Fellowship”, the raggedy, motley crew of wayward entrepreneurs, my Hippy Marketing Club, this Coalition of Creatives, this Community of Conscious Entrepreneurs, this League of Life Coaches, this Haven of Healers and Hippie Business Owners, this Slow Marketing Society.
In short: the Marketing for Hippies Membership.
"Tad’s genuine and practical marketing genius can help conscious business owners with big hearts to increase their potential for positive impact."
“I jumped into this membership after having only seen one of Tad’s video because it just felt right. And when I started diving into the comprehensive material and heard Tad say something I’ve felt (and taught) for a while – that sales are NOT about convincing anyone of anything, but about seeing if people are fit for our work – I knew I was in the right place. I’ve struggled to find experts to work with in my business who have the flow, authenticity, non-pushy and genuine heart-centered approach that works for me. But the choice isn’t between marketing tactics that feel shit or lack of success. I don’t think that we need to sacrifice success in order to either stick to our values or have a deep positive impact. In fact, I think it’s the opposite. And I also think that Tad’s genuine and practical marketing genius can help conscious business owners with big hearts to increase their potential for positive impact. Because everyone wins from that..”
Medha Murtagh, Soulfreenow.com
How This All Began:
For the past few years, the good Bradley Morris of MajikMedia.com has been making the case for me to create an online membership program. The first time he suggested it, I gave him the response of, “maybe … but not right now. This is years away from where I’m at.”
Every six months or so, there would be an email checking in with me to see where I was at.
Why did I hesitate?
I don’t like the idea of “online communities.” I resist seeing those two words together. A jumble of thoughts leap to my mind when I see those two words together:
- If it’s online, it’s not a real community.
- Communities are local. They are place-based.
- Communities are founded on shared geography as much as shared affinity.
I was cagey about the whole thing. I still am. It’s why I settled on “online membership.” It felt more honest to what it is. I’m not a puritan about the language but I’m hesitant about the promiscuous use of this word “community.”
If those you love live nearby and you have something approaching a real, planted and rooted community where you live… then you are all very lucky. They deserve you deeply. I’m hesitant to create something that will have any of us being online, even more often away from the places we live.
And yet, here I am.
And here you are.
We seem to be online anyway.
Corralled by pandemic lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders to the online world (those that have come and those likely to come yet). So, if we are going to be here, let’s make the most of it and not waste our time.
"Weeks into the membership, I am expanding how I view my work and the service I provide."
“My intention for joining the membership was to learn more from Tad after years of following his work in social media. My deepest wish was this can help me be aligned with my offerings and how I can show up authentically. Weeks into the membership, I am not only expanding how I view my work and the service I provide, I am also celebrating being with inspiring people who are also bringing out amazing things in the world. What I am loving are the engagement and depth of conversations, the willingness of people to be vulnerable in asking support, the generosity of the members in giving insightful feedbacks, and the energy is so nurturing!”
Lana Jelenjev, Community Alchemist
Back to the story...
Finally, Bradley sent me a 12-minute video giving me a tour of what might be possible for me within the Mighty Networks platform.
It took me five months to even watch it.
And then the lockdowns began. And I saw so many people struggling so deeply. And my business was in a stronger place. And I had the money to hire Bradley to help me. And and and …
The stars aligned and, likely to his complete shock, I finally said “yes.”
It’s taken me a long time to get here.
Before I did something like this, I wanted to have the pieces in place:
- My eBooks largely written
- My online courses and tele-seminars largely crafted
- My business being profitable enough to afford the proper launch of such a thing
Eventually I got those things in place and got to work making the thing. And here it is.
But what will it be like for you to participate in?
Monday morning, you wake up, pour yourself a hot cup of something to drink, turn on your computer and login into the Marketing for Hippies Membership.
There might be a Community Collaboration Call where you gather together with other Members in a group of four to help each other with your issues. Maybe you need help with that online tech issue you’ve been having for months, or maybe it’s a marketing question.
By the end of the hour, you’ve gotten a few more options than you had before and some new directions to consider.
You post a refined version of the question in the Ask A Question thread and a community facilitator, or a fellow participant (or maybe myself) has posted links to a few of the videos and blog posts I’ve written that are most relevant to your question. If there isn’t one, they let you know that I’ll be making one soon just for you.
As you go over the materials you remember the content from the video of my day-long workshop you watched and the mini-courses you dug into earlier when you first joined the Marketing for Hippies Membership and you realize that you’re beginning to see how it all fits together. You’re really starting to understand, intuitively and practically, how to market your business in a way that feels good and works.
You never thought this would be possible.
It makes sense. New approaches and points of view aren’t things you can hear once and “have it.” It can take years of reminders, reinforcement, translation and application to properly “get it” and design one’s business systems around them so that your business becomes a relatively effortless embodiment of them.
You hop on the Office hours call with myself and some of the other members from around the world (held weekly for Pro members and Monthly for Foundations members). You show up a bit early to make sure your question gets answered but are also amazed at how useful and relevant the answers to everyone’s questions are to your own business.
After the call, someone shoots you a personal message on Mighty Networks to let you know they’ve got some resources for you that might help. That kind of thing seems to happen from time to time. It’s such a helpful community. Perhaps you yourself realize you have a resource that would be useful to share with another member and you send them a quick personal message.
The next day, there’s a tele-seminar that I’m running and you’ve always wanted to attend. Now you get to join in on it at no extra cost since it’s just part of the Membership. And you’re looking forward to next month when that 30-day program of mine you have most hoped to get into is finally coming around again … which is also included in your membership now.
On Friday, as you wrap up your workday, you post in the end-of-week thread and share your wins from the week, along with anything you learned, and jot some of these things in your personal log (a sort of online journal) and/or on the community thread for the end of the week.
It looks like a pretty awesome, supportive week, full of low-pressure marketing work, the sum of which will be ever clearer, stronger, and more honest marketing of your business over time.
“My business feels more grounded and although that has resulted in more income”
“My impression of Tad landed when I saw pictures of him. I loved how he owned his hippie-ness in the way that he dressed and looked. That, combined with his clarity about marketing, what it means for him and his ability to speak simply and clearly made it clear to me that how he worked aligns with how I wished to show up. At first, I hesitated, because I have a tendency to pay for things and then abdicate my responsibility to engage in what I am buying. I use my intuition to make decisions and my intuition guided me to follow Tad via his newsletter/YouTube, etc. When his Membership offering showed up, that resonated as a way to engage that works for me.
I tiptoed into my engagement with Tad. Each video and each newsletter just confirmed that his approach resonated for me. I have a very low-key approach to marketing and I want to continue to create a business that I love and that sustains me financially, emotionally and energetically. I want to make an impact without losing my joy for life–that is a knife edge for me. If I lose my joy, then I tip over into depression. Tad presents marketing as a way to share your gifts and talents. It is about being authentically you. I particularly like his take on POV marketing.
Tad’s approach to niching and its unfolding is great as well. In the Membership, my progress reports have been really useful for me to stay engaged and directional. My business feels more grounded and although that has resulted in more income, it is more a sense of knowing there is place to go and a structure that can keep me on track. I have a degree in marketing and have always had a positive relationship with marketing.
What I love about the Membership is the ‘easy Tiger’ slow marketing approach. It reminds me that I can breathe my way into the world. I started my latest business in my 50s. I think at this stage that I learn from every experience.
In my experience, knowing about tools and processes is great, but heart-led guidance is what works. I don’t think that people who ‘sell process’ or ‘the way’ intentionally burn people–that is just where they are, and to be honest, I feel compassion for them. They are often people who believe ‘hard work’ is part of the formula.”
Anne K Scott, www.crossingfrontiers.co.uk
The MFH Membership might be a fine fit for you if you:
Are familiar with my work: If you have followed my work for a while and think, “This fellow seems to talk sense about marketing!” Maybe you have been thinking it would be nice to delve more deeply into my perspectives and see how you could apply them to your business.
Are craving community around these ideas and approaches: if you like the idea of having a place where you can gather and talk with other people drawn to the same no-pressure approaches to sales and marketing that you find in my work. Perhaps you lack a place to check in, touch base, get ideas, and be steeped in a perspective you resonate with. You know your business growth would be easier with good company, encouragement and regular touch points.
Have “entrepreneurial loneliness”: if you often feel alone in your business and have few colleagues that understand the marketing worldview I’m espousing. Trust me, your spouse is tired of hearing you talk about your business.
Are committed to growing your business and willing to put in the needed time: if you are excited and committed to the journey of building your dream business. Up until now, your business has mostly been an expensive hobby; a mysterious and beguiling project that always seems to be almost there and just about to succeed, but never seems to crest the wave.
If you are willing to approach your business as a business, and not perceive the marketplace as “wrong” for not liking your first, second, and third ideas.
Plus: you can’t seem to quit, even though it would make all the sense in the world to do so. You take (or are willing to start taking) your work seriously.
This isn’t a hobby.
It’s a business.
It’s a craft.
It’s something you’re passionate about and committed to getting better at. If you are very good at what you do and you already enjoy some solid word-of-mouth and referrals from your existing clients. If you are serious about growing your business and figuring out your niche.
Feel like something is missing: You want to have a full-time business that does well by doing good and yet feel daunted at the prospect, stuck, and know you need a kind of support you can’t even articulate yet. You know in your craw that you’re meant to do a certain work but can’t make it work — There’s always something missing that you can’t put your finger on.
Crave a simple business model: You are enamoured with the idea of growing your business, not by more and more complicated tactics, but by developing a simpler and simpler business model with more and more beautiful, compelling offers, where the word of what they do spreads through those slow and steady roads of relationship and reputation.
Want a beautiful business: You want to be unreasonably proud of your businesses and unexpectedly comfortable in your own skin. You want to approach your businesses in the way an artist approaches their craft. You want your business to fit you and be as beautiful as the most ornate, bespoke, and ceremonial regalia bearing the thumbprint of your time and place.
See room for growth: When you look at your business you see enough potential to justify the expense of this membership.
Are willing to spend an hour a week supporting others in the group: You know, five minutes here. Five minutes there. Ten minutes a day would more than do it. This won’t be enforced at all, but I’d like this program to be filled with the kinds of people who will naturally want to support one another and grow together.
Would love access to all of my eBooks, courses, live programs and group coaching: That’s right, I have created a living library that includes hundreds of blogs and videos lessons, my eBook collection, online courses, all my live programs and regular group coaching sessions, and I put them all in one place. Anything new I create will go here and also be accessible to you for free.
Are willing to be a human being with me: I’m a human being. I’m going to mess up. Things will slip through the cracks. If you’re the kind of person who has a chill vibe and is willing to share your experience and ask for clarity and support before ending relationships, we will get along fine. I’m not a faceless corporation. If something isn’t working for you, I need and want you to let me know and give me the chance to make it right. If you’re that kind of person, this is going to work out beautifully.
This Membership Program May Not Be a Fit for You If:
You don’t have the space or time to engage in this. This is not a self working machine. You don’t just pay $100 USD/month and things magically start working. This takes time and effort. It’s a new platform. It’ll take time to figure it out. There will be new things and new language to learn.
How much time do you need to put in to make the most of this? Of course, there’s no proper answer to it. It depends on how familiar you already are with my work, how many of my courses you’ve already done, videos you’ve watched and blog posts you’ve read.
But I’ll suggest this, if you can’t spend twenty-five minutes a day or three hours a week on this, why bother?
How will you get $100/worth of value from it without even investing enough time to finish listening to a decent podcast. Change requires not just reading but writing, not just learning but doing not just apprehending but application. And that. Takes. Time.
One hour a week is just enough time to listen to maybe ten of my videos or to do one part of an online course, or to attend the weekly call. One hour a week will not give you much more progress than you have. One hour per week will not give you momentum. It won’t interrupt the patterns that need to be interrupted.
Consider three hours per week the rock bottom, bare minimum.
If you’re expecting a new child, your parents are needing your care, you have some other major projects looming etc. the time is not going to magically appear. Unless you have a plan to carve out the time, it might be better to wait a few months.
$100 USD/month is a lot to spend on something you’re not using.
You’re expecting 1:1 coaching or handholding. This Membership doesn’t run like that. I’m present in the group on a daily basis (except weekends). I’ll do my best to answer specific questions when I can. But this is not an individual coaching program. If that’s the kind of support you’re needing from me, you could also book some Puttering Sessions (a type of coaching session I offer). Or you could find another coach who does that.
You have a habit of signing up for these things and not using them. Why spend $100 USD per month on something you’ll never use?
If you’re a fundamentalist of any persuasion. If you are proudly dogmatic about your food choices, black and white on religion, strident in your politics, have clear cut definitions of what is right and wrong, have no issues with cancel culture and shaming or shunning as a first resort to deal with people whose opinions you take issue with, then we are not a fit.
You’re overly punctilious. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that there are certain personality types that are not a fit. I run a business called Marketing for Hippies. I talk about Slow Marketing. I am a hippie. I do quality work but it’s not always perfect the first time out of the gates. What I offer in affordability sometimes comes with a certain level of technical glitch from time to time. My vibe is chill. We get there eventually. I’m not a multimillion dollar company (and even they have their glitches). Some people can’t deal with that.
Mistakes will be made. I will mess up from time to time. Expect it. But you can also count on the fact that I do my level best to make good on my blunders, and we’re always learning and growing from the inevitable hiccups along the way.
You live in Australia, New Zealand, Asia etc. Our weekly and monthly live calls are in the wee hours of the morning your time. And unless you’re a super night owl or a very early bird, attending live calls will be challenging for you. We are experimenting with ways to make this more accessible but it feels important to let you know. Most calls start somewhere between 9am and noon Pacific time.
Which isn’t to say you’re not welcome in this Membership! We would love to have you! And there are definitely folks from these areas of the world in the Membership currently. We just want to be clear about the fact that the timing of group calls is not very accessible for your regions.
All that said, we do record these calls and you can listen/view them to learn from what other’s brought to the table in a given call and there are other ways to get feedback (see below).
If you are blind or visually impaired. You’re welcome to join but it isn’t yet set up as well as it could be for you. As of June 2nd, 2021, we got this message from Mighty Networks (the host of our network): “The Mighty Networks iOS apps work well with VoiceOver. Android devices typically have a built-in TTS engine that reads the text that it can find on the screen. We do not currently have web screen readers, however, and Closed Captioning is not offered, so we recommend adding subtitles or transcript downloads for videos. We also recommend you add text with your photos for any content you publish. We are also working on improving the alt-text to improve that experience for Members soon.” We are getting better at making sure there are closed captions for our videos. We’re still working this out. Feel free to email us and ask where things are at.
"I am loving it!"
I have followed Tad for almost 9 years and mostly just watched a few videos, read a few blogs, read his newsletter, seen FB posts. I have grown to really respect him and what he does, and to trust him. So when he offered the chance to join a membership program I thought about it and decided, yes, it is worth it. And I am loving it! [an aside:apart from the tech glitches and the learning curve of the site].
I love the community I am finding, the information being shared, and finally being able to afford Tad’s books and courses! My understanding of how to have a sustainable business is growing and I am clarifying what my business is. Tad’s approach fits me so well. And he has a wry sense of humor which just delights me! My joining at this time demonstrates what he says about there being the right time for an offer to land.”
Iris Weaver, NatureBased Soul Healing Guide, irisweaver.com
Video Tour of the Membership
"I’m extremely happy with my decision to take the leap and join Tad’s Membership Community"
Tad and his team are great! Their attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot and make good on the inevitable startup pains of the platform and their willingness to incorporate feedback from us has made my first month here both productive and very enjoyable.
The community support and feedback on tasks when I ask has also been wonderful. It seems everyone here is familiar even though we’ve never met before. I am looking forward to the synergies that are starting to emerge as we all support each other in achieving our goals of entrepreneurial success and freedom.
Dr Doug Tataryn, Bioemotiveframework.com, Life Coach and Therapist
The Two Levels To Your Marketing for Hippies Membership:
So, what does it cost and what do you get for your money? Given that this is a monthly subscription, the numbers will change based on how long you stay in. The longer you stay and the more you use, the more you save.
The charts below are based on imagining that you came in for a full twelve months and used everything. You did every live course, every DIY course – you really go for it. You take a really deep dive into my work.
What would you save from signing up for the Membership?
PROVISO #1: Values Are Approximate. Not all of these are actually or have ever been on sale and so prices list are ‘this is what I would charge’ if I were to sell it to the public. It’s not inconceivable that I might do so one day.
PROVISO #2: Foundations is a good gateway. I see the Foundations Level as a way to get to to know me and my work. By the end of three months, I imagine you’ll have a good sense of whether or not it’s a fit for you to continue with it, to step down and leave the membership or if you want to upgrade to the Pro Level. You’ll likely have a good sense after thirty days.
PROVISO #3: This is all subject to change. What you see in the chart below is our most recent articulation of what’s in the Membership. But the Membership keeps changes in response to the members. Items listed here may not last long if they’re not used and new (hopefully better) items will be added.
To Put This In Context:
The Pro Level costs $100 USD/month.
If you were to do the four, thirty-day programs as a non-member ($300 USD each) you’d spend $1200 USD and get $1200 USD in value.
But if you were in the Pro Level of the Membership, you’d spend the same $1200 USD per year and also get free access to all of the eBooks and DIY courses. You’d get first dibs to and discounts on the Puttering Session. You’d also be getting weekly group calls with me.
You pay the same amount but you get so much more. If you’re thinking you’d want to do all four of my quarterly events, it makes no financial difference at all whether you’re paying $300 USD per program as a non-member or $100 USD per month for your membership. It makes no difference to your bank account.
But, with a bit of focus, it could make a big difference to your business.
So, whether you sign up for Foundations or Pro, what you get for joining?
"So worth the investment and then some"
If you are not part of this membership, you are missing out. It is so worth the investment and then some. I can now to get access to all Tad’s amazing eBooks and join any of the courses, teleseminars and workshops. The community calls and feedback and conversations have been amazing and I have already had 2 enquiries for work. There is also a wealth of blogs and video content around different topics … all in one place.
On top of that I get to hang out with an amazing group of people with the same values and ethics of bringing about positive change in the world and supporting each other to grow our businesses. Even if you are a business veteran and doing well, there is always so much more to share and learn.
– Karen Black, Web Designer, Hubfizz.uk
Eight Practical, Business Building Things You’ll Get Access To Regardless Of Which Level You Join At:
- Guest Webinars are only free for 24 hours to the general public and then they’re taken down and then they will live in MFH Membership forever. I don’t do these often but we’ll be building up a nice little bank of them.
- Almost All Of My Content Divided Into Neat Topics: I have migrated all of my content into this platform (most is already there). So you won’t need to go to a distracting portal like YouTube or Facebook to check things out. It will only get more organized as time goes on.
- Prioritized Responses: Can you get my attention by commenting on my blog or Youtube? Yes. But, moving forward, I’ll be prioritizing my responses to this platform over the public platforms.
- First Dibs On Any New Stuff I Make: As I grow my body of work, experiment with new ideas and offer new courses, books or programs, you’ll be the first to be invited … and they will be included in your Pro membership, or 50% off for the Foundations membership.
- First Dibs on Puttering Sessions: Every month, I offer up about a couple dozen chances to work with me one on one which I call The Puttering Sessions. They always sell out. But, if you’re in the Membership, you’ll be getting notified before anyone else (including the advance notice general public email list for the Puttering Sessions). And, if you’re at the Pro Level you’ll also get $25 USD off each session.
- Cheaper Access To My 30-Day Programs: You will either get 50% off all of these program (if you’re at the Foundations Level) or 100% off (if you’re at the Pro Level). Non members will pay full price ($300 USD) every time.
- Weekly, 60-Minute “Community Collaboration Calls”: Once a week, you will have a chance to gather with other members on a Zoom call for an hour. The first three minutes will be a guided meditation, breathing or stretching. The next two minutes will be clarifying and settling into your intention – where are you stuck that you need help. Then, you’ll find yourself in a Zoom room with three other entrepreneurs – randomly selected and you’ll each get ten minutes of attention from the other three to help you get unstuck. Then you’ll come back to the main group for quick shares and head back to your lives.
- Exclusive Content: Each of the Zoom calls we do is recorded. My coaching sessions with people are then turned into small videos (like the ones featured just below on this sales letter). They will rarely (and only with permission of the person featured) be put on YouTube publicly. These videos are for members only. So, even if you miss the calls, the content will be up and put in exactly the right topic or course for you to find it when needed. I imagine you’ll be getting about 200 of these new videos per year (each one put in the most relevant topics so you can easily find them when needed).
Three More Cool Things You Get
These three things might not make you money but they could help you make better connections with good people and help you stay on track.
- Online “Progress Log” Journal: This is an ongoing online journal where you track your progress on the journey of growing your business.
- Regional Connections: We will do everything we can to help you connect with people who live in the same area as you. Imagine that, making real life friends through a virtual platform.
- Affinity Groups (Beta Version): In this membership, there are many sources of common ground from the professions people have to the issues people are struggling with. We are doing what we can to help create ways for you to connect with each others who might share important things with you (e.g. an affinity group for all holistic healers, life coaches, permaculture practitioners). I wouldn’t expect these to be robustly active but they’re an easy way to find people who are doing similar things to you.
Ah… Content is fine. Connections are fine. But what about getting feedback
"Within a month of joining I now have that clarity"
My experience in Tad’s membership so far has been highly positive. I joined to get some more feedback on my niche and my next approaches to connect with those ideals clients. I’ve been close, SO close for what seems like ages on a really great fitting niche. Within a month of joining I now have that clarity. Between a bit of personal attention and questions from Tad, and some great group discussions and collaborations, I got exactly what I needed for that last step in my niche clarity.
–- Wil Carlos, myspiritualclarity.com
Four Others Ways We Will Help You Get The Feedback & Tools You Need:
I’ve got about 700 blog posts.
I have over 1,000 videos on Youtube.
You could try to slog through that all on your own, or you could join this Membership where all of my videos and blog posts have been organized into Courses (with additional features added).
When you join the Membership, to keep things organized and help you get answers to the questions you have without the clutter and distraction of social media, we’ve created a number of topics (like a newsfeed) you can use can post questions in areas where you’re feeling stuck (and tag the other members whose support you’re wanting).
My goal is that you can find the perfect resource you’re looking for quickly and easily.
These are all still works in progress as we build this ship but we intend to get each of them following on this list into something wonderful within the year (or to eliminate them in favour of something better).
Way #1: You Can Ask Me Directly Live During Our Weekly or Monthly Calls. Wondering what materials you should check out next? Don’t wait for weeks to find that needle in the haystack. Just come to a live call and ask me.
Way #2: Access To An “Ask For Help” Section. Struggling with your marketing and need some help but not sure where to look in the hundreds of eBooks, videos and blog posts I offer? There will be a thread in which you can post your question and we’ll do our best to direct you to the answer.
Way #3: Access To An “Ask For Feedback” Section. Do you have something you’ve written or recorded that you’d like the group’s feedback on? Maybe it’s a short video, a sales letter, a new package or offer where you’re not sure about the pricing or you’re trying to decide on which photo or headline to go with. Let us help you.
Way #4: Help From Community Facilitators. You’ll have access to a community facilitator who will help cheer you on and make sure you never get stuck, lost, frustrated, or confused about how to use the MFH Membership platform.
"Within a matter of days..."
What a privilege to be included in this the membership and on this platform. I was relatively new to Tad and the Marketing for Hippies community when I came across the membership but could immediately see the value in what was on offer. I have been intimidated and struggling for YEARS with even knowing where to start with a marketing plan, to the point that I was almost paralyzed and going in circles.
Within a matter of days I was surrounded by the most incredible and supportive community of ethically minded entrepreneurs and had access to every imaginable self-paced resource geared toward facilitating my success. Tad’s entire network of support staff are genuine and truly invested in providing a phenomenal experience, always going above and beyond to ensure that we’re having the experience we were promised.
AND the absolute icing on the cake is that IT ACTUALLY WORKS! By simply following the steps, listening and putting myself out there I already have more quality clients than I know what to do with, and that’s a really good problem to have!
— Laurena Brittain, Relationship Coach, bSmitten.com
What Will Those Group Coaching Calls With Tad Be Like?
Once a month for Foundation members and once a week for Pro Members, you’ll have a chance to attend a group coaching call where I’ll answer as many questions as I can. What will it be like? What’s my coaching style?
Here are a few excerpts from the calls, shared with permission of the one being coached, to give you a taste.
Okay … That’s A Lot of “Stuff,” But How Will This Actually Help Me?
A lot of content doesn’t mean much. It can just be overwhelming. So, here’s our commitment to you: If you really engage in the material, by participating in this Membership you will:
- Become grounded in the basics of my perspective on marketing. As time goes on, they will become fully integrated in how you operate your business.
- Enjoy ongoing improvements. You’re going to have access to a program and community that will only get better and better and have more content, context, and support added.
- Savour a chance to work in a distraction free environment. This is not a Facebook group where there are constant notifications going off all the time.
- Be able to come and go as you need. Ask for help when you need it, join a program when it’s relevant, read an eBook when you have time.
- Have access to a very user friendly phone app. You’ll be able to view the MFH Membership and go through my courses right from the phone app so you can dip into things on the train, while sitting in a park, or at a restaurant while waiting for your table.
- Enjoy an exclusive, intimate space. No tire kickers here. No more Facebook groups with very little engagement or engagement from people who aren’t engaged in doing the work. By virtue of signing up for a Membership like this, people have a little more skin in the game. They are also likely to be fairly steeped in this content already and won’t give you questionable advice from other schools of thought in marketing.
- Find all of my things in this one place. I am slowly moving the full archive of my blogs and YouTube videos onto the MFH Membership so you’ll be able to find everything you’re looking for in one place.
All of this may bring up some important questions for you…
"In just a few weeks..."
In just a few weeks of diving in the courses and attending the calls, I’ve achieved more clarity than ever on my niche and the different elements of my marketing. Tad has a simple and clear way of presenting these topics, and creating immediate action. Cherry on the cake, his humour and relaxed attitude makes it enjoyable to talk about marketing… Who would have thought! ?
I’m glad I joined the membership, it has turned something that felt complex and boring to me, into a creative and generous practice. And something I love about this membership, is a very special energy I never experienced in any other online community. Tad has experience in non-violent communication, and that shows in the quality of interaction during the calls, but also in general in the online portal.
–– Claire Wild, Integrallyalive.com
FAQ: “What time are the weekly calls likely to be in ‘Pro’? I work better with live calls, I rarely get around to recordings.”
ANSWER: I’m much the same myself. The weekly Pro calls will be at 12pm PST every Friday. Most Fridays. I’ll have to miss some. You’ll miss some too. But it’ll be there most weeks. At the Foundations level it’s a monthly call at 12pm PST on the first Monday of every month.
FAQ: “Not that I’d do this, as it’s seriously shady(!), but what’s to stop people joining ‘Pro’ for a month or a few months and downloading all your ebooks etc or making use of your programmes at a minimal rate?”
ANSWER: Nothing at all. It’s an honour system. I trust you.
FAQ: “How much time will you be spending in the Membership Program yourself, Tad?”
ANSWER: I honestly don’t know. My guess is about 30 minutes a day, five days a week. I’ll have a community facilitator who will let me know what things I should be responding to. I won’t be reading every comment. The community facilitator will respond to everything they can and I’ll handle the rest. My goal for all of us is to spend as little time in this as we can muster. I’d love this to be such a well organized resource that you can go in, get what you need and get out. None of us need any more screen time.
FAQ: “How will information in the membership not overwhelm and instead support with accountability, motivation and inspiration?”
ANSWER: A fine question. Let’s take these a piece at a time:
OVERWHELM: The world is overloaded with information. I have over a thousand videos and seven hundred blog posts (or so). The thing I have lacked is a way to organize it into discrete, specific, outcome-focused, step-by-step courses.I have no doubt that the courses in this membership will become better over time with feedback from the group. My goal is that each course helps you achieve a specific result (e.g. define a rough draft of your ideal client). Something achievable. The fact that it’s not on Facebook, with its myriad distractions is a big help itself for overwhelm. The regular Zoom calls and community facilitator I am hiring will, I hope, help people figure out where to find the needed resources and to get through them and translate the content to their businesses. I have also done my best to suggest what I think is the most logical sequence to go through the content in so that each piece builds on the last one.
ACCOUNTABILITY: That will likely be very low here in this program. You’re welcome to find your own accountability buddies in this and to ask for that support from the community facilitators. But there will be too many people in this program for me to keep track of with the Zoom calls and 30-minutes a day checking into the group.
MOTIVATION: That is not something I plan to help you with. This Membership Program is not for unmotivated people.
INSPIRATION: In some ways, this is similar to motivation but I will say this … being in a community of dozens of other like minded entrepreneurs will likely be inspiring. As will our weekly calls.
FAQ: “Do the Foundations members get access to recordings of the weekly Pro Level calls?”
ANSWER: No. But, sometimes I’ll release small clips from them.
FAQ: “Is everything really free for the Pro level?”
ANSWER: Almost everything. The only things you’ll still be asked to pay for are…
- The occasional online workshop that goes beyond the 90 minute mark (e.g. my Ideal Client call – but you’ll get a free version of it internally from time to time)
- Partnerships I do (e.g I recently did a co-promotion of a live-stream with two other colleagues and we had to split the income three ways and there were real, hard costs).
- You get a price discount on Puttering Sessions but they still cost money.
FAQ: “What is the account cancellation policy?”
ANSWER: You can cancel your subscription at any time!
PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide pro-rated refunds except in extenuating circumstances.
"If you have been sitting on the sidelines..."
If you have been sitting on the sidelines of the Tad hippie festival for awhile now ~ watching his videos, reading his blog, and resonating with his words, then I encourage you to step in from the fringe and into the party! When you do, you will have access to everything under the Tad tent. All located in one convenient place and supported by his great team, in an easy to use platform. Plus, you get to hang out with us great folks who speak the same marketing language and know exactly what you are going though.
— Dianna Graves Selfdiscoverycentre.com
A Final Thought: Six Reasons To Focus On The Foundations Of Your Business
With this online Membership, you’ll have a chance to dig deeper, with my guidance and the support of others like you, into the core elements of your business: your niche, your point of view, your business model, your hubs, your marketing strategies, and more.
But, honestly, why bother?
Reason #1: Because it will save you time. Every hour you spend on the foundations of your business could save you ten over the next couple of years and hundreds over the coming decades.
Reason #2: Because it will save you money. Every dollar you spend on the foundations of your business will save you hundreds over the next couple of years and thousands over the coming decades.
Reason #3: Because it will get you out of reaction and flailing. In the long term, most businesses fail because they build the house of their business too quickly and they ignore the foundations, and so they are caught in the constant repairs and reactions to its falling apart. They’re never able to get ahead. Once you set the foundations properly, they will be there for the life of the house you build. Once you’ve got your niche, you likely won’t need to change it for a long time. Once you’ve laid out your point of view, you can roll with it for years to come. That freed up time allows for strategy.
Reason #4. Because it will save you from having to use shitty templates. Without solid foundations, entrepreneurs need to rely on shitty-templates given to them by marketing coaches who might get them close but the results will never feel like “them.” Their business will always feel like they’re wearing a borrowed suit vs. a tailored suit.
Reason #5: Because it will free you from ever needing a “script” again. Without solid foundations, business owners will be able to memorize an elevator pitch but they won’t be able to improvise in the context of the moment in response to the question, “So what do you do?”
Reason #6. Because it will unleash your capacity for strategic moves. Without solid foundations, how can one ever figure out one’s hubs? Without solid foundations, how can one craft compelling offers? Without solid foundations, how can one communicate one’s value or unique point of view? Without solid foundations, how can one develop the a solid reputation and word-of-mouth? Without solid foundations, how can one craft a solid, consistent, successful marketing strategy?
Whether it’s through this program or someone else’s, tending to the basics is where long term success comes from.
"I’ve got far more out of the Marketing for Hippies membership than I expected."
The breadth of Tad’s learning materials is truly impressive, with topics ranging from niche to business model and pricing as well as the pure nuts and bolts of marketing. There is a consistently high quality of thinking behind the courses and content here. It is so wonderful (and such a relief!) to come across resources like this, designed for someone like me, who sees business in the way I do. The access to learning along with the generous support from like minded entrepreneurs has helped me focus on developing my business and marketing in a way I haven’t managed before. I am very glad I signed up!
— Danielle Styles, Copywriting Coach
Not sure About The Pro Level?
Try It For Three Months Totally Risk Free.
Ok. So you want to join the Membership and you’re thinking the Foundations is where you want to start.
Let me make a fair-minded counter-proposal: Join the Pro Level for three months. I’ll take all the risk out of it.
Here’s the offer: Join at the Pro Level and pay $100 USD per month for three months.
If, at the end of those three months, you:
- Are not convinced that you’ve easily made at least $300 USD in profit-producing ideas (and hasn’t set you on the path to make at least the $1200 USD you’d need to stick around for a year at Pro) …
- Don’t honestly think it was easily worth the $180 USD more you’re paying for three months of Pro vs. Foundations …
- Are not charmed and delighted with your weekly calls, the Community Collaboration and your free access to over a dozen courses and all my eBooks …
Then I’ll refund you $180 USD and you can continue as a Foundations member.
No questions asked (beyond for your feedback on how it wasn’t a fit for you). No hard feelings.
You could still click the “Sign Me Up For Foundations” button below, but I’d rather give you the chance to enjoy the full meal deal that is the Pro Level.
The only thing I ask, for the sake of my own cashflow sanity and stability, is that you put in your best effort, show up to the weekly calls when you can and participate in the 30-day program that happens while you’re around (there should be one).
Ah. But why not just wait? Why not sign up next year? Well, that might be the best thing for you. You’ll know better than I but, for what it’s worth, here are:
Four Reasons You Might Want To Sign Up Today
(Whatever Level You Sign Up On):
Stop Anytime: You’re signing up on a monthly basis. If it’s not feeling right, you’re welcome to stop anytime and rejoin when, and if, you choose.
There were four BIG UNEXPECTED wins for me.
“I started following Tad, slowly at first, following his talk at Mark Walsh’s online Conscious Marketing Event in Summer 2020. I was just planning to systematically work through Tad’s extensive library of videos, not knowing where to start, when the Marketing for Hippies Membership was announced. It was perfect timing. An answer to prayer! Honestly, like everyone else, I had no idea what to expect. There were four BIG UNEXPECTED wins for me.
Win #1: The amazing group of people who have signed up with a generous heart ready to share and support others without a sense of competition, so I’ve already made several new Soul-friends since I started to connect with the group, in the last three weeks. There is also a feeling of belonging here, a sense of homecoming. I’ve nicknamed it the Hippy Colony!
Win #2: There’s NO pressure. Go at your own pace. BUT there’s help available if you need it!
Win #3: The depth of learning from attending LIVE events like Linda Katz Case Study, Community Collaboration sessions and The Meantime.
Win #4: My BIGGEST unexpected win is knowing that there are REAL LIVE PEOPLE ‘here’ (yeah..it feels like a place!) who are actually using SLOW MARKETING to create SUSTAINABLE PROFITABLE ‘Good for the World’ businesses. The fact these role models exist is a HUGE relief and blessing. I feel I’m experiencing a paradigm shift by osmosis just by being here! Furthermore, if these role models are our mirrors, then the fact that I am part of this group signifies I am getting close to achieving what for a long time I feared was impossible – to successfully promote and market myself authentically and honestly, fully aligned with my truth and the integrity I strive to bring to all I do.”
–– Maria Bourke, Life Coach/Spiritual Healer Author, mariabourke.com
Tad's membership program is a virtual forest of courses.
“Tad’s membership program is a virtual forest of courses, articles, tools and techniques on clarifying your niche and marketing for people passionate about doing what they can to make the world a better place without bullshit, hard sell or convincing. Fortunately in this forest there are some pretty good guides!”
–– Rhawn Morgan, Ritualist
I've been following Tad for almost two decades.
“I’ve been following Tad for almost two decades, attended a few events and one puttering session. I knew I needed more help with my ‘stuff’ as my understanding and offers keep evolving; so when the membership came up, I was so excited. Almost all the Tad stuffs in one place. YAY! I don’t even think I read the sales letter fully – just jumped right in. Knowing Tad’s work for so long and seeing his integrity and value over the years just grow and get better, it was a no brainer for me. Working with Tad is fabulous but what’s even more amazing are the people he brings together.”
–– Natalie Forrest, Yoga Applied EcoPsychology, Invermereyoga.com
Tad’s membership programme is so rich and luscious and full with information and resources
Tad’s membership programme is so rich and luscious and full with information and resources, and at the same time a safe community place, where everyone shows up with honesty and integrity. Tad has an incredible ability to listen and really hear, to look and really see, he is a fountain of knowledge and experience which he shares so generously, he tells bad jokes that make you laugh, and in a seemingly effortless way supports you on your journey. And he is also just an all-round good person really. In only 2 months, without even realising, I have learnt so much and my approach to my marketing has taken a 180 degree turn. Every day I now look forward to investing time and energy into the development of my business. Thank you!
– Katrin Heuser, Yoga and Therapist