the W O R K S H O P P E

If you ever thought you had a million dollar idea but can't quite pull it all together, this weekend will get you started making money while you sleep.

Even if you don't yet have an idea of a product to sell, this retreat is still for you! We'll help you generate a profitable idea to get rolling right away.

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(only 8 spots available!)

Listen to this podcast episode to hear Phil and I talk all about why we started an online business of our own, and what you will get out of attending this retreat!

the back story

La Rousse Shoppe was created based on a need for a product that didn't exist and a desire to generate extra monthly income. I, Katie Doherty, had literally no prior experience with online businesses.

I didn't study business or marketing or any related field in college. I didn't know how to contact overseas vendors or negotiate wholesale pricing. I had never created a Shopify store. I barely even knew how to take a decent product photo.

What I am trying to say is, if I can do can you. It's all about accessing the right resources and tools and just taking action. In this intimate workshop setting, we'll not only reveal how I made it happen, but we'll get you rolling on your own brilliant product idea as well.

who is it for?

Wedding photographers interested in earning at least $1000 a month in passive income from selling products online.

when & where

2017 dates TBD -- in an epic mansion outside of San Francisco, CA

you'll learn how to...

  • Register on Alibaba and research products.
  • Select a product, sell, and maximize brand presence on Amazon.
  • Set up your online store using Shopify and the necessary apps to succeed on Shopify.
  • Communicate and negotiate with vendors.
  • Promote your goods without spending money on advertising. 
  • Create Facebook Ads to maximize sales.
  • Create a curated Instagram feed that appeals to your audience.
  • Outsource work to free up your own time.


day 01. 

  • Arrival in the early evening for a 4:00 p.m. check in, meet and greet, and welcome dinner.
  • Evening activities and hang out (popcorn included).

day 02. 

  • Breakfast, brainstorming sessions, workshops, learning the ins and outs of Shopify, Amazon, e-commerce, tips and tricks, individual work time to get your idea rolling, and group challenges. This is your day to get instant feedback on that idea you've been thinking about for way too long. 
  • Styled shoot before sunset with a bride, a beautiful table setup, and some great La Rousse products.
  • Catered dinner and dessert. 

day 03.

  • Final discussions on starting your side business and how to continue growing your business while remaining as hands off as possible.
  • Optional day of exploring in the city of San Francisco after checkout time at noon! 

    your guides


    Phillip Van Nostrand and Katie Doherty are the team behind In January of 2015, Katie starting selling her La Rousse glass boxes online and Phillip joined in March. We made over $70,000 in sales in our first year of business! We each still run our own photography businesses, and generate income from La Rousse Shoppe on the side.


    > $900 <

    For a day and a half of education and interactive lessons, styled shoot featuring the La Rousse glass boxes, meals and drinks, and accommodation for 2 nights.

    *airfare is purchased separately.

    Create a passive income business in a few days that will earn back the cost of our retreat within months.

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