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How Natalie Sisson Built A Six-Figure Business Helping Women Out Of Her Suitcase



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Our first ever Kiwi on the show today (which probably explains the semi-crappy Internet connection). I’ve known Natalie for years and I can tell you one thing: She is doing it right. I remember when Natalie was literally couchsurfing and now her business is making six-figures and will grow as big as she wants it to.

When it comes to turning a fun passion into a business without any experience, Natalie has a great story of building The Suitcase Entrepreneur and has put herself on the map very quickly.

In this interview, Natalie spills the beans on everything – how her business works, mistakes and lessons, key victories, and much more.


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About Today’s Guest, Natalie Sisson:

In her own words:

Natalie SissonI’m passionate about two things: creating freedom in business and adventure in life.

I’m addicted to sharing how to best use online tools, social media and outsourcing to streamline your business, create excellent systems, and to ensure you can have a life and a successful business at the same time.

My business focuses on some key areas:

1. Online Publishing – The Suitcase Entrepreneur is a highly popular blog with over 10,000 unique visitors per month. The blog caters to women entrepreneurs in particular who want to create freedom in business and adventure in life by learning creative ways to run a business from anywhere. This include blog articles, video, resources, a podcast and tools.

2. Products and Programs – The Biz Shop features the Social Media Bootcamp online program, Passport to Business Freedom program, Ultimate Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and BYOB: Build Your Online Business book.

3. Personal Training – I offer business design coaching and social media personal training for small businesses on integrated marketing, effective use of social media, brand visibility and authority, and business growth method.

4. Partnerships – Collaborations with experts to provide online programs, such as Passport to Business Freedom Program and the new Women Entrepreneur’s Membership Mastermind site.

I’ve accumulated over 9 years of rich international experience across the full marketing spectrum including brand and product management, events, communications, business development, research and budgeting and of course social media.

Among other things I am a World Champion in Beach Ultimate and broke a World Record for Dragon Boating across the English Channel. I adore travel and adventure.

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  • Awesomely awesome David thanks so much for having me on your show and asking the best questions and making this just too much fun. Next time I want to come to you from a tropical island!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Natalie it was an absolute blast! Hah, perhaps I’ll take the studio on the road and do the same 🙂

  • Shannon Ward

    Great interview.  Natalie is fantastic (as always) and David, you did a great job of digging deeper into the “hows” of her business.  The information that came out as a result is very insightful with (the ever important) actionable content.  Thanks, Shannon!

    • Oh you’re too wonderful Shannon. You guys do this just as well as me – running a business from all over the world but with families thrown in to boot! Respect

    • David Siteman Garland

      Thanks, Shannon…really appreciate that!

  • There is always so much to be learnt by listening to other folks experiences, especially if they are willing to share the good, bad and ugly! Wishing Natalie great success with the next stage of her journey.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Definitely, Ali. I totally agree (obviously lol)

  • Another great interview David! One of my goals for 2012 is to create and launch my own product, similar to what Natalie is doing. This interview gave me some great ideas and inspiration to go ahead with my goals. Thanks again!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Awesome, Kris. Good luck!

  • Alisha

    Fantastic!! Natalie is doing a great job. It is very motivational for those women who has similar such plans. It is an excellent post, worth of reading it for the second time.



These are the EXACT same steps I used to go from $0 to over $1,000,000 in online course sales in less than 24 months (and used by over 2,500+ of my students)

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