Heidi Cortez marketing entrepreneur – Ep. 160

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Heidi Cortez, an inspiring American entrepreneur, defies conventional judgments with her captivating blend of beauty and business acumen. While her striking appearance has undoubtedly opened doors for her, my interview with Heidi revealed that her true success lies in her unwavering work ethic, determination, and resilience. From an early age, Heidi embraced the mindset of an entrepreneur, a quality that led her to overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

Despite facing the unique challenge of becoming a single mother at a young age, Heidi ventured into the business world by establishing a tanning salon—an unconventional start for most aspiring entrepreneurs. However, driven by her unwavering commitment to provide for her family and her unyielding work ethic, Heidi knew that hard work and dedication were essential ingredients for achieving success in her ventures.

During our conversation, we delved into Heidi’s latest project, the “3 Dollar Marketing Club.” She envisions it as a transformative force for small businesses, a comprehensive marketing machine that offers the most effective strategies for Instagram, copywriting, email marketing, website optimization, SEO, Facebook, and much more. By simply integrating their step-by-step strategy into your business, you can witness firsthand the remarkable impact it has on your success. Given the increasing number of individuals owning or starting their own businesses, Heidi’s offering seems perfectly tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs, providing them with invaluable marketing expertise at an affordable price point.

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ABOUT Heidi Cortez

As a lifelong entrepreneur, including identifying gaps, opportunities, and projects with a plan, Heidi has made sure to reach timelines and milestones throughout her 20+ year career.

She understood at an adolescent age the importance of business and self-branding. Heidi sold door-to-door as a child and by the age of 22 she was the sole business owner of one of Northern Nevada’s largest tanning salons. She led a team of employees and passionately worked 12 hour days building the success of the salon while branding herself in the entertainment business.

Cortez is a self-taught writer who quickly gained interests with giant brands like SIRIUS Radio and Simon & Schuster. Cortez was hired by SIRIUS Radio in 2005, and then soon published her first book with Simon & Schuster in 2006. Her book immediately hit the Barnes & Noble Best Sellers list. With the booming popularity, the book was published again by Simon & Schuster the next year in paperback.

Heidi’s self-branding included acting and modeling, which took off internationally in television and print. In 2008 Cortez was cast on the hit American reality television show Sunset Tan on the E! Network. She spent two seasons on the highly-rated television show, which skyrocketed her tanning salon business and entrepreneur success.


Utilizing her own expertise and background in business, marketing, writing and modeling, she found herself wanting to help other models climb the ladder. Heidi wrote her second book titled, “For Somebody Who Knows Nobody: how to start your modeling career” in 2012, and is currently revising it to be published again later this year. In 2015 she discovered an unknown abstract artist who is “only” 5’3’’, but Heidi saw the opportunity for her to become a model and brand. Heidi’s vision and working extensive managerial hours to make her an international superstar paid off for her client. Cortez created a brand for the soon-to-be model in only a few short months, changing the life of the aspiring artist forever.

Cortez has helped her model clients’ book jobs with Guess Jeans, Allure Magazine, Power Rangers, Playboy, FOX Sports and many more. In Sept 2017 Cortez launched The Model Adviser, an online advising & coaching program for kids and adults of all ages.

To learn more about The Model Adviser, click here: www.TheModelAdviser.com

Currently Cortez lives in Beverly Hills, California managing, advising, mentoring, and marketing for a variety of brands and businesses including realtors, plastic surgeons, celebrities, models, and entrepreneurs.

In 2020 when Covid-19 hit and most businesses were forced to shut down or curtail their activities which led to much suffering through no fault of their own – Heidi and her team decided to think of a way in which we could help out and give something back. The Three Dollar marketing Club was the answer we came up with.

Join the $3 Marketing Club today! www.3DollarMarketingClub.com


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