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DUNCAN: Marketing for Hippies 101 (Daylong Workshop)

March 23| 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

This Pay What You Can (PWYC) workshop offers ways to get clients that are deeply respectful, trauma-informed, and conscience-driven.

Marketing can feel good.

That’s the premise of this workshop.

Too much marketing (even by savvy, conscious entrepreneurs) creates either no response or seems “over-hyped” and triggers a “used car salesman” reaction.

I n short, it feels awful.

Since 2001, I have traveled around North America & Europe working with conscious entrepreneurs just like you. Some successful, others struggling. And I’ve gathered quite the assortment of success stories and strategies right from the horses’ mouths.

This workshop is my best distillation and collection of those practices and stories.

This workshop is for those who know they need to market but who hate marketing.

You don’t have to choose between ethics and effectiveness.

You can sell successfully and sleep soundly.

In general, here’s who this workshop is for:

Most of the folks who’ve come are service providers of some kind: in the Healing Arts or a Holistic Practitioner, a Therapist, Massage Therapist or Body-worker, Yoga Instructor, Herbalist, Shamanic Practitioner, Life-Coach, Meditation Teacher etc. But I’ve also had crafters, farmers and permaculture folks and they’ve loved it too. Everyone is welcome.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • apply the Five Fundamentals of the Marketing for Hippies approach (Ethics, Niching, Point of View Marketing, Business Model and Hub Marketing).
  • get more word-of-mouth and attract more of the clients you want (without ever sacrificing your integrity or spending a fortune).
  • apply my best core strategies on how to market your business in a way that’s genuinely good-vibes, deeply respectful, trauma-informed, consent-based, conscience-driven, courteous, and that honours the dignity of everyone involved (including you).
  • market your beautiful work beautifully – in a way that makes the world better.
  • how to market with no fake scripts, no pitching, no inauthentic self-promotion, no high-pressure sales tactics, no manipulating anyone and make sure your marketing gets a positive response and creates warm feelings of trust.
  • sell more of your products and services (without selling your soul).

This is marketing you’ll actually do.

My name is Tad Hargrave and I want to invite you to come and join us for this day-long workshop, my signature event that I call Marketing for Hippies 101.

PRICE: $25 deposit + Pay What You Want at the End.

What does this mean?

You pay $25 to secure your spot.

And then you get to enjoy the workshop and, at the very end, you can pay me whatever you’d like to pay.

It’s an honest-to-goodness, decide-at-the-end, no funny business, pay-what-you-can/want deal.

OR: Pay a flat $200 market value fee for the workshop upfront. If that feels good and convenient for you, please choose this option. It’s something that’s been requested a number of times so I’m trying it out, but either way is fine by me.

What to Have Handy:

  • Pen and paper, or a fresh document on your computer.
  • Your fee: I prefer cash. Otherwise, please be prepared to send me your PWYC fee at the end of the workshop. I’ll send you an email with a link to a payment button to make this payment online via Paypal or credit card. If you’re in Canada you also have the option to send me an e-transfer.

A reminder about cell phones:

Please remember to put your phone on silent or even turn it right off. I encourage you to make the effort to really be present in the room during the workshop. There will be a couple of breaks to check for updates if you need to!

What does the day look like?

This day is mostly hands-on exercises, reflection groups and Q&A based as you learn the core content of my approach to marketing.

MORNING – Three Hours of workshop (fifteen minute break halfway through)

LUNCH – 90 Minutes

AFTERNOON – Three and a Half Hours (fifteen minute break halfway through)

So that’s it.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at admin@marketingforhippies.com otherwise I hope to see you there.

Stay Human,

Tad Hargrave

Founder, marketingforhippies.com

p .s. What people are saying about this workshop:

“Just watched the Marketing for Hippies 101 workshop from the Starter Kit. By FAR the best workshop I’ve ever done. I totally feel the weird pressure off of me and ideas are pouring in.“ – Tricia Scott


“Thank you for your starter kit. It is really the first type of marketing that has felt good to me. I am so grateful that you share all of this content for free. As a new start up I wouldn’t be in a position to pay for all the information.”


“I want to thank you for your Starter Kit. I was feeling down, doubting myself and your videos made me feel better straight away! I have so much debt from so many courses that were NOT a fit for me.” – MMG


I’ve learned and understood more about marketing in this workshop, than I have done in years.


I learned more practical and useful marketing strategies in Tad’s one day workshop than I did in my five year university business degree. It’s been three months since I attended Marketing for Hippies 101 and I have been taking his practical advice to a “T”. I nearly sold out my 40 person retreat this past weekend, have connected with several “hubs”, and finally have a business model that is profitable. His workshop was like the magic comb I didn’t know was possible to straighten out the mess and just have a simple marketing strategy that actually fucking works.” – Garett Rokosh


“I’m already putting in a good 3 hours a week with free materials. I’ve got some momentum and you/your framework makes sense and I enjoy it and have made more progress than with $10k business coaching investments.”

PS: BONUS! When you register for this workshop you’ll get a copy of my ebook How to Start, which sells for $20 USD on my website. This book is a practical and refreshing, seven-step workbook to use when marketing feels gross and awkward (you can do it all in one lazy, rainy afternoon and you’ll use it for the rest of the life of your business).

How to Start is a tiny workbook about a little idea that could make a big difference in every piece of marketing you ever do from here on. Here’s the little idea: what if you made the heart of your marketing strategy about how your marketing feels to you and others?

About Tad Hargrave

Tad is a hippy who developed a knack for marketing (and then learned how to be a hippy again). Since 2001, he has been touring his marketing workshops around Canada, the USA and Europe, bringing refreshing and unorthodox ideas to conscious entrepreneurs and green businesses, helping them grow their businesses (without selling their souls). In short, he teaches ‘marketing for hippies’ centred on the notion that marketing can feel good and work.

Tad did improv comedy semi-professionally for 25 years, co-ran Edmonton’s progressive community building network TheLocalGood.ca, founded streetcarshows.com and the Jams program of yesworld.org. He speaks Scottish Gaelic and helped to launch and co-facilitate www.novascotiagaelsjam.com.

He is from Edmonton, Alberta (traditionally known, in the language of the Cree, as Amiskwaciy [Beaver Hill] and later Amiskwaciwaskihegan [Beaver Hill House]) and currently lives in Duncan, BC. His ancestors come primarily from Scotland with some from Ukraine as well. He is drawn to conversations around culture-making, politics, history, ancestry, healing, and how those all intersect.

You can learn more about Tad and his work at marketingforhippies.com


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