What to do when people copy your work + talk bad about you online

One morning a few months back, I woke up to someone saying something bad about me on the internet.

I have been running my business for over six years… and doing so completely online — in a bold, next level kind of way — for over three.

This wasn’t my first time to be attacked online.

I knew I had options. Obviously, we all have options.

Responding to her post directly did not feel warranted at all.

But it was a teachable moment — so I wanted to do something.

I decided to host a last minute training in my Spiritual Boss Ladies Group on FB.

I called it: What To Do When B*tches Be Cra.

(I’m sharing it with you below — for free!)

Here’s the deal:

There are some triggered/hurt/possibly-nuts people on the internet.

And, my unapologetic boldness, often does some of the triggering.

Here’s what I notice often happens when you have an online presence:

You work through your fear of being afraid to be seen, noticed and followed.

You get clear on your message. You declare your truth. You give people something to follow. You grow a following.

And sometimes… people do not like you or what you are doing. You trigger them. They react.

Or they really like what you do and are inspired by you, and instead of digging into who they are inside and bring out something authentic that they feel called to share…

… they recreate/copy your work.

I have experienced people attacking me in the comments on my page, writing posts about me in my group our on their pages, and ripping off my work…

… countless times.

People ask me all of the time how to handle… 

– People copying their titles, stories, quotes, branding online.

– People talking bad about them on the internet

– People attacking them on their pages.

And in my experience, there is only ONE way to handle the above.

I have tried A LOT of things when I’ve found myself in this position.

And there has only been one thing that has given me not just relief, but also empowerment — so that I could keep doing my job bigger and bolder than ever before…

… while still having compassion for others.

Do you know what it is?

I am so thrilled to share this with you:

I love what I do. I am so honored to do this work.

And, as always, I’m going to tell you the truth of about my experience.

And in my experience…

… sometimes, b*tches be cra. But there is a solutions. And a way to use it all for the highest good.

I hope you enjoy the free training. I pray the real-life stories, examples and solutions serve you.

(WAIT! Don’t go yet…)

The Boss Lady Branding Bootcamp is OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

I am so excited for this offer.

I am releasing some of my best, most inspired, most channeled content over a ten day period…for of a group of high vibe boss ladies.

My intention is that this mastermind-style bootcamp will be one of those experiences that blows your mind, shakes you up, propels you forward, and leaves you never the same.

This is for you i f…

–> You are so ready to get your message, mission, or work into the world at a new level.
–> You need, deeply inside of you, to reach and help more people. It burns within you. You have to. It’s like oxygen.
–> You are standing out a little — but you long to stand out more. You desire a little internet fame.
–> None of this is for your own sake. You have to reach more people, to answer your calling, and to do what you are on earth to do.
–> Playing small is crushing your soul. You need to go bigger.
–> You FEEL everything I am saying right now energetically.

You’re starting to buzz. You want more. You long for more.

It’s time you step into your truth at a new level and put your best, highest, and most authentic self into the world — unapologetically and with boldness.  It’s time you consistently and strategically share your truth online daily — in such a way where people can’t help but follow you… and buy from you.

I will teach you:
— How to get clear on your core message
— To believe in yourself as a key principal of all you do
— The social media strategy/mindset that keeps me growing so fast
— Manifesting influence/an audience by virtue of service

I will ask you to:
— Release, one again, your tendency to play small
— Raise your prices with class…like, yesterday
— Rise up to a new level of service + purpose
— Look your resistance, fear, and excuses in the face
— Expand your current capacity for experiencing abundance + joy + passion
— Raise your mother effing vibe. It’s time you feel good + love your biz
— Make sh*t easier. Less effort. More flow. Every day.

How it works:
— One 60 minute training will drop each day for ten days
— Two prerecorded FAQ trainings on branding, social media, and manifesting
— You will receive access to all six Boss Lady Branding modules + workbooks + homework
— We will record the new, never-before-heard training together on the last day.
— BONUS: How to write copy like a pro training
— BONUS: Next Level Business Branding Bundle (7-part video training series)
— BONUS: The first 30 people to select the Pay in Full option when they enroll will also be sent a gorgeous mug scripted with one of my all-time favorite affirmations: “I am here on purpose. My work changes lives.”

You will have all of the modules, q+a calls, and bootcamp content for life.

If ten days masterminding in a private group with me + other high vibe entrepreneurs while going through some of MY BEST content very quickly sounds amazing…then I would love to have you.

Check out the course details and check in with yourself.  If you fee l a nudge/urge/hit of inspiration…then I can’t wait to see you there.

To speak from my own experience, when I get in environments of people who do-what-I-do and get-what-I-get… but get it in a higher way than me… it changes me.

When someone has stepped into their calling/unapologetic strength and boldness/unshakable certainty in a higher way than I have…and I get in containers with them…

… they lift me up.

Let me lift you.

You show up. And I will too.

Once you enroll, we will send you a link to the Boss Lady Branding Bootcamp FB group + the bootcamp schedule + registration link for my Boss Lady Branding membership site…

I know in my bones that this is going to be one of the best things I’ve ever done.

Enrollment closes 12/14 at 11:59 pm EST.

Get INSTANT ACCESS to all bonuses upon enrollment!!

If you’re feeling called, follow your heart. I would love to support you.

http://amandafrances.com/boss-lady-branding-bootcamp

YAY! See you there!

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  • I love you, Amanda. <3 Thanks for all the positive vibes and bringing strength, power, and inspiration to all entrepreneurs like myself.

  • I love this. When I use something from a teacher or muse I always give credit. It’s the right thing to do. When I created my memoir and uploaded it onto the servers of Amazon in 2011 I was so thrilled but got only one sale in two years. Then I discovered why. Imagine my shock and horror when I watched a tv commercial in Feb 2015 by some company claiming my story as their own work of Fiction that sold hundreds of millions of copies. When I contacted them they sent it straight to parody saying such ridiculous things about me and my family. The kicker is they didn’t even bother to change the real names of my family and people I care about. I lost most of my hair and developed stress induced nummular eczema and had to go on stress medication. I had a cookie tracker to confirm visitations to my story. Cookie trackers can indeed save the purity and individual creation of a work.

  • Love this! Thank you, Amanda. I have had this experience and it was odd for me because I’m not famous, yet. lol Someone created a book using the main parts of the title of my book AND they stole my pitch, word for word, to promote their book (that people could easily think is my book) on Amazon. I was pissed at first, and I reached out to them but they do not remove it or respond. I decided to let it go and accepted that my audience is my audience. The people I’m meant to reach will be reached and maybe she’ll reach others I wouldn’t have. I had to step down off my ego soap box and off the fear that she was going to confuse and steal my audience… that people who connected with my message would go on Amazon and buy her book accidentally because of her deception. I completely released it… well 95%. lol It’s out of my control and the energy will be better served focusing on my own work and expanding my message.

  • Megan

    Thanks for sharing Amanda. I see a lot of similar content and copy online, and you are correct in saying it can be so annoying – especially when you put your heart and soul into being authentic. I think that’s the message we should all be sharing; how important it is to be authentic.

    You are lucky to have understood right from the beginning that by copying someone else’s work you are being in-authentic to your own true creativity and potential – dimming your own shine! You’ve also shown people how truly successful you became when you stepped into your own unique light and power – that’s what many who are new to the online world need reminders of.

    As for the bad talk online, I do think that there will always be someone with something to say – rise above; but also send love and compassion to those “ants on the ground” so they can rise above too. We’re all at different stages of our journey; and the best thing we can hope for others is for them to find their own way to elevate, succeed and live a joyful life. ❤

    With so much love,

    Megan