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Facebook Marketing at Ali Brown’s Online Success Blueprint Workshop

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! 😉

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

Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” Mari Smith is widely known as the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and a top Social Media Thought Leader. Forbes describes Mari as, “… the preeminent Facebook expert. Even Facebook asks for her help.” IBM named Mari as one of seven women that are shaping digital marketing. Mari is an in-demand keynote speaker, corporate social media strategist, dynamic live webcast host, and popular brand ambassador. She is coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day, and author of The New Relationship Marketing.

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  1. Iyabo Asani on November 14, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    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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  2. JIllie on November 14, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    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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  3. Terri on November 14, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    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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  4. MJ Schrader on November 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm


    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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  5. Luke Gedeon on November 14, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    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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  6. Lissa Boles on November 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    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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  7. Clay Franklin on November 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    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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  8. Kevin McGourty on November 14, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    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.

  9. Paul Durban on November 14, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    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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  10. Michelle Murphy on November 14, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    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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