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Feb. Wk 1

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The World’s Richest Man Shows Us

Real Influence

Tap into your “Inner Elon”

Can you imagine having the influence of Elon Musk?When he tweets about a company its share prices spike!

On at least 7 occasions last week, his social media mentions caused share prices to rise anywhere from 9–1100%.


With great power, however, comes great responsibility. After causing his Tesla share prices to surge after tweeting about it, he’s had to pay $20M in fines to the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).


Us “common folk” may not have “Elon Musk Influence.” Though as a proactive member of Furlough, you have the power to influence:

  • Other members
  • The direction of projects
  • And the future of Furlough as an organization!

As you rise through the ranks from freshman to VIP, your influence will grow beyond Furlough. It will seep into society where you’ll influence business owners…

A.k.a potential employers, partners and clients.

So keep it up! 

  • Come to the daily standup
  • Join the Twitch sessions
  • Be proactive on your team
  • And build your level of influence!

Now let’s dive into this week’s newsletter!

FurloughTV Got An Upgrade!

What Happened?

Here’s what you missed…

There’s been some changes made to the stream—again! The last big change was a rebrand from CasanovaIQ to FurloughTV.What’s changed now?

Watch the replays to find out! 😉

Monday – New Week Kick Off!
Keep up to date with everything going on inside of Furlough + learn how to find opportunities to create a course on Udemy and scale it to $1M [see a real example]!

Tuesday – Native Ads, ML VS AI, Marketing Tips and More!
Find the best places to keep up to date with all things tech and digital marketing + learn how to get press and traffic for your brand without doing SEO or paid advertising!

Wednesday – STONKS?! | SEO, Leveraging an Audience, Tools + Q&A
Get clear on how to use keyword research tools to help drive targeted traffic to your website + visualize the entire funnel surrounding your website to keep that traffic coming back!

Thursday – Stream got an upgrade!!
Discover SEO hacks that can land you on the first page of Google + get some solid ideas on how to boost your marketing efforts with QR codes!

Learn how to position yourself when your competition is working for a client you had your eyes on + how to price & outsource a website rebuild while keeping most of the money for yourself!

You know these disappear after 3 weeks… the reality is, they’ll get shoved to the back of your mind if you don’t watch them TODAY. And tomorrow? You’ll get busy and forget them completely…

So schedule a time to get caught up! Or wave goodbye to these gems 👋 💎

Want to catch a glimpse of every golden nugget we unearth?
Join us on our Daily Twitch Live Stream at 11:30am EST!
Join the Next Twitch Session

Get Involved With Furlough

Community News

Project updates & opportunities…

Are you getting weird looks whenever you offer your services for FREE in exchange for experience?Maybe you haven’t even asked yet, out of fear of being rejected with a flat out NO to your face?

Have no fear—Furlough has your back! 

As mentioned last week, we’ve got a lot of projects on the go and even more in the pipeline!

Here’s the latest updates: 

  • Xennial Traver is undergoing website migration.
  • New team meeting called Furlough Media where we’ll focus on the content side and structure of the stream. Join us at 11:30-11:55am EST.
  • Furlough recently launched highlight videos on Twitch. No need to review streams, just jump onto that top tier content!

The community is growing larger each day—new members hungry to gain experience with real world projects like what you see above.

What does that mean?

First come, first served! 

If you don’t want to get left behind or miss out on gaining hands on experience…

Head to the #opportunities section in Discord, find an opportunity you want to join and message a community manager!

Go to Discord Now

From A Group of Rockstars…

Member Spotlight

Hadiqa Shahid

What do you get when you mix a Chemical Engineer and an Executive MBA Student? If you couldn’t guess, it is this week’s Member Spotlight—Hadiqa Shahid.Hadiqa was born & raised in Pakistan. She joined our community a month ago and is gaining hands on experience in digital marketing.

She’s a chemical engineer by education but started her career as a Manufacturing Excellence Specialist. And for the past 2 years, has been leading an exports business.

Hadiqa aims to be a well-rounded digital marketer. She believes that you learn the most through experiential learning, which is why she’s on many teams at Furlough. Including our very own newsletter team!

When she joined, Hadiqa felt she was welcomed with open arms.

“You’re considered a part of the team from the very beginning. So, I am loving it! Even with a full-time job and time difference of 10Hrs, I am here every day to learn & contribute as much as possible.”

Hadiqa has said she absolutely recommends our community. Mostly because everyone is supportive & encouraging; always willing to lend a helping hand.

She has 3 top goals that she is working toward:

  1. Gain experience of cross-functional collaboration
  2. Be a part of startup entities through Furlough
  3. Lead projects within the community

Hadiqa’s advice to anyone whether Freshmen or VIP would be : “Do what you love, do not compromise on anything less.”

Connect with Hadiqa on Social here:

This Week’s Tip…

No Product?

No problem! Introducing…

We hear this term a lot… But what is it exactly?Well, if you were on the Twitch stream last Wednesday, you have a bit of an idea by now…

It’s one awesome way to make money online without moving a lot of muscles! Wondering how? Sit back and relax—we’ll go over it now 😉

Affiliate marketing enables you to monetize your content by promoting other companies’ products. When somebody buys a produce or service through your affiliate link, you earn a commission.

Sounds easy enough right?

Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Join an affiliate program
  2. Choose which products to promote
  3. Obtain a unique affiliate link for each product
  4. Share those links on your blog, website, etc
  5. Earn a commission when someone makes a purchase using your link

Affiliate marketing is said to be one of the easiest ways to start making money online. You don’t need to create your own product—all you need is an audience that wants to buy what you’re selling!

If you don’t have an audience to sell to, you might have some extra work to do. On the other hand…

If you have an audience you can offer relevant products to, as an affiliate… sales will come with ease!

Make sure you check out this month’s book of the month if you want to learn how to match products with the right audience to make easy sales!

Learning: One of Life’s Constants

Book of the Month

Growth Hacker Marketing

Hotmail, one of the first free email service providers, was launched on July 4th, 1996.Within 6 months, Hotmail went from zero to one million users. With ZERO paid advertising!

By December 1997, their user base hit 10 million and was sold to Microsoft for $400M!


They used something called a “Viral Loop.” One of many strategies used by a special kind of person known as a Growth Hacker.

They have one simple job: grow the business by any means possible.

Companies like Hotmail, Facebook and Airbnb didn’t grow by using traditional marketing strategies. They used strategies used by growth hackers…

What will you be capable of when you start thinking like a growth hacker?

Grab a copy of Ryan Holiday’s Growth Hacker Marketing and start reading to find out!

Get Growth Hacker Marketing Now

Join Us This Week!

Weekly Schedule

See you in our next session!

This Week’s Launch OFF on Twitch
Monday at 11:30pm-12:30pm ESTDaily Standups in Discord
Weekdays at 11:00am ESTDaily Mastermind Session on Twitch
Tuesday at 11:30pm-12:30pm EST
Wednesday at 11:30pm-12:30pm EST
Thursday at 11:30pm-12:30pm ESTFeature Friday on Twitch
Friday at 11:30pm-12:30pm EST

Network after Work in Discord Main Lobby
Monday at 6:00pm-10:00pm EST
Tuesday at 6:00pm-10:00pm EST
Wednesday at 6:00pm-10:00pm EST

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