About Megan Dougherty

Megan Dougherty is an alumnus of Mirasee and is passionate about online education, small business and making a difference in the world. You can find out what she's up to and how side-hustles will take over the world at PayingforLife.com. Follow her on Twitter at @MeganTwoCents.

Terrified, Funny, Suck-Loving Humans and a Heartfelt Goodbye

About 6 years ago, I answered a Craigslist ad to become a marketer’s assistant. In doing so, although I didn’t know it at the time, I took the biggest, most audacious step of my life to date, and it meant more change, more personal growth, and more opportunity than I ever imagined. And I’m about to take another one. After many long and wonderful years working with Danny and the team at Mirasee, it’s time …

Bouncing Back After a Business Failure

So you screwed up. What next? There’s something you notice a lot in online marketing – the story of how an entrepreneur tried, failed, recovered and then succeeded. It’s a good story and an important story. But it kind of misses a little something sometimes. Let’s be honest.

Early Signs of Online Audience Business Success

Last month was kind of a special month for me. On around the 15th of April, I celebrated 5 years working with Danny at Firepole Marketing. Now, 5 years may not sound like a lot – but for a millennial who, pre-Firepole had almost 40 different jobs (most of them sucked), it’s kind of spectacular.

The Great Online Marketing Scavenger Hunt 2014 Winners

It has been an extremely exciting 3 weeks while the Great Online Marketing Scavenger Hunt has been running. Hundreds of participants led by a crew of exceptionally keen high-scorers have, combined, completed thousands of activities to expand their reach and ability online. It’s been a great game. From getting their first guest posts to making new friends and new professional connections, learning new skills, trying new technologies and getting new ideas – I’m pretty confident …

The Definitive Guide to Writing Blogger Roundup Queries

There comes a time in every blogger’s week, when they open their inbox and groan. It’s not because there are too many emails. It’s not because there are spammy guest post pitches. It’s not because of a pile of reader complaints. It’s another roundup request. You know what I’m talking about – a bright eyed new (or experienced!) blogger with a song in their heart and a gleam in their eye with dreams of massive …

Great Online Marketing Scavenger Hunt 2.0

If you’ve been following us for awhile, then you’ll remember that at about this time last year, we ran the first ever Great Online Marketing Scavenger Hunt. It had its ups (it was so much fun and everyone learned a lot!) and it had its downs (the technology was too complicated!) but it was hugely valuable to everyone who participated, and so we’re doing it again. Only better. 😉 There are new challenges, new skills …

The Mirasee Ultimate Guides Contest Winners!

We’ve been running the Mirasee Ultimate Guides Contest, and we had some amazing showings from our finalists. From entrants, we’ve asked for posts that are *the* definitive guide for WHY, WHEN, and HOW to do something related to marketing; in other words, the #1 resource that all of the Beacons in our community can bookmark and come back to again and again. And boy, did they ever deliver! We’ve gotten great advice on everything from shopping carts to …

Project ABC: Goodness Gracious, It’s Actually Happening…

I’m really excited. Okay – I’m usually really excited – but today more so than others. Today, I’m excited to tell you about the last year at Paying for Life, which has gone from an idea to a blog with about 650 people paying attention to it. This is small potatoes in the blogosphere – but it feels HUGE to me. Note from Danny: This *is* huge. Megan has grown almost as much in her …

Announcing the Mirasee Ultimate Guides Contest!

It’s that time of year again! It’s become a sort of tradition that every January, we run a contest to level-up the insight and reward excellent writing to jump-start the New Year, and 2014 will be, I think, the very best yet. Two years ago we ran the Innovative Marketing Ideas Contest, and last January we ran a contest looking for the most Awesome Engagement Strategy. Both were great experiences for the contestants and for our readers, and …

Ask the Readers: What Do You Want For Your Business in 2014

2013 has been a huge year for Mirasee – and that’s an understatement! We expanded our team from 4 to 8, launched the hugely successful (and educational for all involved!) Business Ignition Bootcamp, redesigned the entire site, re-launched our podcast for the third time, broke new ground by creating and offering our first direct mail product and opened the doors to the absolutely fantastic Beacons Elite Community Forum. Oh, and we took in nearly 800 …