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Welcome to Think in Color Summit presented by Thinkific and XayLi Barclay! In this series, we’ll cover how to grow your business using online courses, create a lasting impact, and thrive in any space you occupy! View all available interviews here.

Mattie James is a full time influencer and the creator of She creates lifestyle content for her blog, podcast and YouTube channel while working with brands like Samsung, JOHNSON’S and J. Crew. She is an influencer marketing expert and specializes in negotiating with brands and growing engaged audiences.

After being crowned Miss Liberia USA in 2009, Mattie started her blog as a hobby and grew it into the business it is today. She has taught over 1,000 bloggers and entrepreneurs the business of blogging with her online courses and masterclasses. Mattie currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, Christopher and daughters, Maizah and Caliana. 

We sat down with Mattie to learn how she balances her family while running a successful online business and how she has been able to perfect a successful online course launch.

Watch the video below to learn Mattie’s proven method to grow your email list so you can slay your course launch, how to successfully negotiate with brands as an influencer, and the responsibility that comes with having an audience.


Check out the replay of Think in Color Live! You’ll learn the steps to turning everything you’ve learned at Think in Color into action with your own online courses. Plus, there’s an exclusive offer to help you get started with Thinkific and  join the 36,000+ successful course creators who have earned over $220 million dollars and taught over 16 million students.

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Want to connect with Mattie? Here’s where you can find her:


Instagram: @themattiejames

Twitter: @themattiejames