Alexandria Brown is CEO of Alexandria Brown International Inc., a multimillion dollar company devoted to empowering women around the world with the tools to live the freedom-based lives of their dreams.
Ali's journey into entrepreneurship was a natural one when -- after hopping from job to job in New York City -- she found herself frustrated and unemployable by her nature of always wanting to change things and improve upon them. After deciding to leave her final job in 1998 at a small New York City ad agency, she reviewed her options and chose the opportunity of owning her own business.
Not quite sure what to expect, and without a mentor or role model, Ali took it upon herself to learn what it takes to be successful. She immersed herself in books, audios, and courses on marketing, success, and prosperity. She was especially excited about online marketing because of its dynamic nature, low cost, broad reach, and easy accessibility for everyone.
Using a hand-me-down computer gifted by her younger brother, and working out of her tiny 5th floor walk-up pre-war apartment, she began using the power of online marketing to build her business. She became known as "The E-zine Queen" after becoming extremely adept at marketing her business via email newsletters, or "ezines", garnering her clients like New York Times Digital, Adweek Magazines, Scholastic Books, and Dun & Bradstreet.
When business owners began asking Ali for online marketing advice, she jumped on the opportunity to quickly create and sell her first online information product, an e-book titled Boost Business With Your Own Ezine, which is still one of her best selling training products today. From that moment on, she fast became the foremost authority in driving sales via e-mail publishing.
From there Ali began sharing her complete online marketing and information marketing formulas via products, coaching programs, and her own seminars, which combined have grown into the multimillion dollar company that Ali runs today. Her ezine, "Highlights on Marketing & Success" (formerly "Straight Shooter Marketing"), has over 28,000 subscribers around the world, and she currently has more than 800 solo-entrepreneurs enrolled in her high-energy coaching programs. Her marketing and success training products have helped thousands of them use email and the Internet to leverage their expertise, gain a broader reach, and dramatically increase their incomes.
While Ali's best known for her expertise in marketing, her students share that her biggest impact comes from her philosophy of "designing your business to create an extraordinary life™" - ensuring your business revolves around your own personal values and lifestyle. This, Ali says, is the most important key to bringing a business owner their ultimate wealth and happiness.
She most enjoys sharing her message in person, and has spoken on stages around the world, alongside marketing and motivational geniuses including Mark Victor Hansen and Dan Kennedy, sharing her message of empowerment through business. She's also been a guest on hundreds of teleseminars and webinars, sponsored by companies such as Microsoft Live Meeting.
Ali's dynamic businesses have been profiled in Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine's Business Startups, and Personal Success magazine (U.K.). Her marketing and success advice has been featured in the books Entrepreneur Magazine's Start Your Own Information Marketing Business guide (2008, Entrepreneur Press), Birthing the Elephant: A Woman's Go-for-It Guide to Starting and Growing a Successful Business (2008, Ten Speed Press), Mastering Online Marketing (2007, Entrepreneur Press), The Official Get Rich Guide to Information Marketing (2007, Entrepreneur Press), and Confessions of Shameless Internet Promoters (2002, Success Showcase Publishing). She has also been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Ali herself has been featured on the HGTV network, the "Leading Experts" TV show, and Dan Kennedy's "The Phenomenon" DVD.
Ali's book Power and Soul (2007, Love Your Life Publishing), highlights the stories of herself and 42 of her coaching members on their personal journeys to finding the power within that brought about the success of their dreams.
Ali grew up in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and then lived in Boston and New York through her 20s. Tired of cold winters, she picked up and moved west in 2000. She landed in Los Angeles and discovered she was truly a beach girl at heart. She made a longtime dream come true in 2006 by purchasing a home on the sand in Marina del Rey, California, where she also loves to rollerblade the 20-mile coastal bike path.
Ali loves dancing and music and is currently learning how to D.J. When she's not in SoCal, she's likely visiting her family in Texas, or vacationing in Hawaii or the Caribbean with her girlfriends.
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