Facebook Marketing at Ali Brown’s Online Success Blueprint Workshop

 In Business Building Strategies, Events, Facebook for Business, Professional Networking, Relationship Marketing

IMG_2377Ali Brown is a dynamic, successful business woman and internet marketer that I’ve admired for many, many years.

You may be familiar with Ali’s former brand “The Ezine Queen.” Her new brand of Ali has blossomed into an incredible venture, complete with the Ali Magazine and, launching in January, the Ali Boutique! See pic right – taken today at Ali Boutique pre-launch at her mega event. Ali’s line includes clothing, jewelry, fashion accessories, even branded flip cameras! Love it!

I’m writing this post from my hotel room at Ali’s last ever Online Success Blueprint Workshop in LA. I am truly honored to be a guest speaker at the event, teaching about marketing your business on Facebook. 500 attendees will be here – 90% women! I’m launching the next phase of my own brand and product line. Stay tuned! πŸ˜‰

imageThough Ali and I had known one another peripherally for years, it wasn’t until (a) we connected further via Facebook and (b) we met face-to-face at a special event with David Neagle earlier this year. (Plus, we discovered that my hubby and I are actually in the same real estate investment club as Ali’s brother and sister-in-law! Neato, small world, eh!)

Pic left: taken at David Neagle’s “Just Believe” event in April.

Ali’s tagline is “Live your good fortune.” What would you do if you knew you could truly live your dreams? If money and time were no object, what would you be doing with your life, your business, your brand? I’d love to know. And if there’s any way I can support you, do let me know!

Mari Smith

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  • Hi Mari,

    Love you and Ali both…GRRRLS on the move!

    I lead a pretty simple, stress-free & ‘flexible’ life and I wake up nearly everyday feeling as if ‘Everyday is Like Friday’ πŸ™‚ I travel quite a bit (always for pleasure and for generous amounts of time)….and I don’t believe that I ‘want’ for a lot of luxuries (micro or otherwise) that a lot of other people do.

    But to answer your question what would I be doing more of…I think speaking and advocacy work with a focus on youth and their holistic development (under 18). Many people focus on reform or breaking down the ‘invisible’ walls around us persay, but I would focus more on internal reform and breaking down walls within ourselves. And also a lot of people are taught that their success is about overcoming obstacles but I want to show young people that things that many adults see as obstacles are actually tools. And I want to teach them how to leverage those tools. I do it now but primarily through the written word.

    I read and write a lot, everyday, for hours upon hours at a time. But I think that the spoken word is also very powerful when used on the right platform. So if you could know a good resource for getting on the speaking circuit or something to that effect that would be much appreciated.

    Thanks for sharing you….totally love it πŸ™‚

    p.s. what is that little blog update thingamajig on the footer of the comment section?

  • Paul Richardson


    Hope you’re receiving great response to your presentation at Ali’s last OSBW.

    I’m eager to learn of your next phase release of your brand and product line.

    I enjoyed speaking with you at the recent event in Las Vegas, JV Alert Live, and would enjoy catching you ‘on stage’ at some point in the future. Oh, and by the way, thank you again for your facebook tips; priceless!

    Warmest Regards,
    Paul Richardson

  • Michelle Trent

    Thanks for introducing me to Ali Brown!

  • Danielle

    Hi Mari:

    That is a great question…I think for the most part I AM living my good fortune…I have a great life BUT I am in the process of building my business online and if money and time were no object I would love to “pick the brains” of peeps online that I admire and want to emulate (You, Barefoot Exec., Yanik Silver, Ed Dale, Warren Whitlock, Willie Crawford) peeps that I want to learn from, get feedback on my business ideas, get direction how to turn those ideas into my dreams…I am learning, but to shorten the learning curve would be sweet!
    Thanks for letting me share…

  • Hi Mari,

    It was great to meet you at jvAlert Live! last month. And it’s always a pleasure to read your tweets and get more great insight.

    If I had no obstacles for my life, right now, I’d be spending more time with my wife and two sons, helping people restore broken relationships, gifting them with the opportunities to grow to their potential and help them build the lives they dream of as well.

    We plan on building our dream life around this, as we have begun working on it already, and plan on speaking at events, just as you are this week!

    Best wishes,

  • Hey Mari,

    Long time – gr8 to see u moving around the globe and having fun!

  • Hey Mari,

    With that assumption, money being no object – meaning it is way ABUNDANT, as in the multiple streams are now rivers overflowing…I would give, give and give some more, along the lines of Oprah. Give time, gifts, and lots of opportunities all over the world. I would set up Forgiveness Retreats & Spas all over. And spend lots of time with doers like you…as a guest at the Spa! πŸ™‚

    Basically I’ll do exactly what I’m doing now, just on a grander scale. Life is so good.
    Thank for this opportunity to share!

    Have a grand time at the event – they are so blessed to have you.
    All the best to you,

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  • Hi Mari,

    When I was following (er, online, of course) Ali as the Ezine Queen, I was inspired by her energy and infectious enthusiasm. (I see that in you as well.) It takes that, I think, not only to find our dreams, but to live them. We just can’t allow life, or any part of it, to become boring, not for a moment.


  • Mari-

    Looking forward to what is next for you. Thanks for the recap on Ali’s event. While I haven’t met Ali personally, I find her to be an outstanding marketer indeed. Was your presentation a hit or what? πŸ™‚

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  • Hi Mari – i’m a new follower of yours and enjoying everything. I’m also in the process of launching my first internet venture with http://www.Care4Horses.com , writing an ebook. I definately need to come up to speed with the Facebook aspect of things . anyway thanks for the work you do.
    john silveira

  • Great question Mari! I think if money and time were no object, I would run my business from tropical climates for half the year. I absolutely love what I do, but would love it much more with an ocean view from time to time.

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about your next phase

    -Michelle Murphy

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  • Paul Durban

    If money and time were no object, I would own and operate my own theatre. I would introduce children to the joys of performing on stage and open the hearts and minds of the community by introducing powerful and thought-provoking plays and musicals. I would encourage new playwrights and give them a venue to audition and display new works.

    if physics weren’t an issue, I’d eat much more ice cream.


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  • Mari – First of all – wow, what a great layout for a website. It is really sharp and it fits your positive, energetic personality. Sounds like you two make a great team — when you have the opportunity to work together.

  • Mari –

    This is great news about Ali and going fully branded with the store and all. I still dream about designing jewlery to compete with the likes of David Yurman someday. LOL
    I am excited for you and your new line.
    Project Runway is one of the shows we watch and tivo and buy the dvds. How about a MariAli runway show?


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  • Like you, I’ve been a fan of Ali’s for years. I was one of her many E-Zine Queen subscribers, and I have a copy of her Blueprint CD set. It’s been a fun watching her grow and shift as she’s rebranded her biz, something we’ve been up to ourselves this year.

    What I’ve found most valuable is watching the amount of careful thought, attention, energy and care (not to mention work!) that’s gone into her shift, which helps normalize the whole process for us.

    And Mari, as my personal SM Coach/Consultant, you’ve already have helped tremendously – simplifying what once seemed too big to make much sense of at all – and I’m looking forward to more.

    Love working with you, and thrilled to watch you grow too!

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  • If money really was unlimited, I would fix China’s infrastructure and end poverty, so that the government will not feel compelled to rule the place with an iron fist.

    But, I assume you are talking more about if I had enough money to take care of my family for the rest of our lives what would I do with my time. In that case I would focus on helping Chinese citizen’s who are working for freedom to speak and communicate in China. Freedom of communication and access to information is the first step on the road to a better China.

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  • MJ Schrader


    If money and time were no object, what would you be doing with your life, your business, your brand?
    A beautiful question.
    Ever since I was 5, I have wanted to be a writer and help people. Yet, was told writing is not a “real” job. After 14 years of being a tax professional which I now hate, I want to be a writer and help people.

    My writing would help others, and I would help others. I would be thrilled to know I make a living talking about green living. Writing books teaching other how to love. Telling stories I know too well about the pain of various abuses.

    My life would be spent surrounded by family and friends. And I would live on some acreage in a Low Energy Green-Built home. Yes, I too would travel, with some of my travel being devoted to seminars to help others.

    What do I need? I must find a way to walk away from the regular pay and make money online. I’ve built sites according to the books, yet they sit stagnant… Perhaps because those sites are about things that are supposed to make money, not things which involve my heart.

    So if I write books about learning to love, energy saving, how do I make myself seen?

    Thank you,

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  • Terri

    I have learned so much from both you and Ali. I feel blessed to have had both of you in my life. It goes to prove that The Law of Attraction works. I put out a real desire to to learn social media and grow my biz and into my life comes you two and some other wonderful people.

    I am so happy for Ali and the way her biz has developed a new path. And I’m looking very forward to hearing and seeing your new brand and product line.

    Now to answer your question. If money and time were no object, I’d be doing as you are and traveling the country speaking to groups on the dangers of the added chemicals in our foods and home products. Educating people on how these chemicals leads to illnesses and disease.

    Now to put the desire to the universe to make time and money not an object so I can do just that.

    Thanks for all you do Mari!!!

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  • JIllie

    Bravo Ali! What an exciting time for you! Love the look of the boutique – will you be selling online as well? ALSO – the workshop in LA sounds wonderful. Do you think you might somehow put that online as well, so that us Easterners can buy a copy and learn from you guys? Isn’t it amazing how social networking brings people together who would never met eachother 10 years ago?!

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  • Iyabo Asani

    Mari, if time and money were not an issue in my life, there would be more travel but I would pretty much do what I am doing as a coach. I love learning and reading and creating a symphony of information from all the stuff I read. I was a lawyer for a long time and I much prefer this. I love when people take responsibility for their lives and begin to create a wonderful life for themselves.

    Thanks. Great post!

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  • Love what you are doing and want to do a teleseminar with you about it sometime!

    If time and money were no problem – I’d be doing what I’m doing right now. I LOVE it! WordPress rocks!

  • If money were no object, (and right now it’s the only thing holding me back), I’d be traveling around the country working with solopreneurs and small business owners showing them how to work smarter and more efficiently.

    I have a two-fold dream – one is to travel around speaking to groups and the other is to establish my DreamSpace Arts so that people who have been silenced by violence or illness can find their voices again through art.

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  • Diane Coville

    Hi Mari:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed 2 of your seminars in recent months. In fact, I have now jumped into Social Networking with a passion and have gained some clients so, thank you for introducing me to a facet of the internet I had not explored or understood.
    With regard to business cards for social networking, I had pondered how to do that and now you have shown me the way and given me a referral.
    Thank you once again.

    (P.S.) I am now following you on Twitter.

  • Krista

    Hi Mari:
    I’ve been a fan of Ali’s for years, starting in the early 2002 till now. I am happy to have found your blog and noted how well Ali is doing! She’s one of the rare marketers online with lots of credibility. Thanks for sharing!

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