7 Breakthrough Tips For Overcoming Procrastination To Boost Your Business

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Do you feel stuck?  No Energy?  I know it’s not easy overcoming procrastination when you’ve lost your mojo. 

 

Although that is a problem you can’t afford to have when you’re in business for yourself.

 

I get it!   Even though I have a type A personality and getting things done is not my usually my issue.

 

I did go through a period in my life when I was stuck and procrastinating.   I understand how difficult that can be.  It affects every area of your life.

 

I had to do something to turn that awful feeling around.  What I did was use these simple effective tips for overcoming procrastination that really worked.   These will get you back on track and winning in no time.

 

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Overcoming Procrastination – Accountability is Key

 

  1. Find Someone You Can Be Accountable To on a Daily/Weekly Basis.

 

The best thing I ever did was get my own life coach to get me back on track.  You can use a friend or colleague that needs the same support.

 

Another great way is to join a support group or a mastermind group.  I have been facilitating  my popular Success Mastermind Group for over twelve years.  

 

Getting into a group like this will give you tons of motivation and the accountability you need when you’re in business for yourself.  

 

 

Overcoming Procrastination –  Make a To-Do List

 

 

  1. Make A To Do List Every Day.

 

This is pretty easy as long as you follow it.  Make sure you put this somewhere you can easily see it.  You can use an app. for this as well.  They have plenty you can choose from.

 

 

I made my list on my phone and set an alarm everyday that reminded me to look at it.  I would check off each item as I went.  I started out with only five items.

 

 

This allowed me to feel good about myself every time I completed one of them.  Start with little things that you know you will do.  This way you will build momentum. 

 

 

Overcoming Procrastination –  How to Start Your Day

 

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  1. You Want To Start Your Day Doing Something You Love.

 

What I found that caused my procrastination, I was doing too many tasks and not enough of the things I loved doing. 

 

If you know you’re going to start your day doing something you love you are more likely to do it.  This doesn’t matter what it is just pick something you love.  Even if it isn’t business related.  Just to get you moving.

 

 

Once you have done that you feel so good that you start to get motivated to do the next thing.  Before you know it you’re on a roll.   

 

 

Overcoming Procrastination – Remember Why You Started

 

 

  1. Reminding Yourself Why You Started Your Project / Business.

 

 

This is important to getting you excited and motivated again.  Take yourself back to the beginning of what motivated you start your business.

 

I’m sure you had dreams of what your life would be like.  You felt free and unencumbered by a boss.  You can now do whatever you want to do. 

 

We all have our reasons why we start a business or project.  Write that vision down on a sticky.   Put it your computer so you can see that every day. 

 

Start your day looking at why you are passionate about what you choose to do in this life.   If you don’t have a purpose that could be what’s causing your procrastination.  

 

Don’t worry I wrote an article just for you.   How to discover your life purpose and turn it into your career. 

 

 

Overcoming Procrastination –  Keep it Simple

 

  1. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself With Too Many Projects.

 

If we start to do too many things that often causes the procrastination.  When you put too much on your plate it can get so stressful you don’t want to do anything.

 

Learn to say no.  This is a big one.  I had to learn to do that and it changed my life.  You want to choose the projects and tasks that make sense while moving your business forward.

 

Don’t worry about turning down a great opportunity.   If you’re at that point where you’re doing nothing because you’re on over load, it’s time to start cutting back. 

 

 

Overcoming Procrastination – Watch What You Say To Yourself

 

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  1. Positive Affirmations Work Great For Overcoming Procrastination.

 

I realized at one point why I wasn’t motivated to do anything.  I was beating myself up for procrastinating.  Which is only making it worse.  You want to do the exact opposite.

 

Affirmations That Worked For Me:

 

  • I am strong
  • I am confident
  • I am successful
  • I can accomplish anything I set my mind to
  • I love my life
  • I am a winner
  • I complete my goals successfully
  • I love yoga
  • I am happy
  • I am healthy
  • I have tons of energy
  • Everything I touch turns to gold

 

 

You can add  your own affirmations here.  Whatever is missing in your life.  Turn it into a positive affirmation.  Make sure you use them in the present tense.  

 

For example don’t say I am going to be happy.  Instead say,  “I am happy.”  If you say you’re going to be than your mind hears it hasn’t happened yet.  The idea is to reprogram your mind that it is happening now.

 

Make sure you say these affirmations at least once a day.  A great time is in the morning before you start your day.  

 

 

Overcoming Procrastination –  Get Your Body Moving

 

  1. Simple Exercises Can Make a Huge Difference.

 

One  thing I noticed is when I started doing yoga again my energy picked up.  When we are tired and out of shape it’s difficult to get motivated.

 

You can even start out by taking a simple walk every morning.   Any type of exercise will make a difference.  Play with your dog.  Do a couple of sit ups.

 

This doesn’t have to be strenuous.  Start with something simple that you enjoy.  It will change your brain chemistry by releasing positive endorphins.

 

One of the reasons you’re lacking motivation is because you don’t feel great.  The idea here is to change that.

 

By doing something physical it makes you feel better about yourself.  It gives you energy and that creates action!

 

You can choose to start with one of these steps or do all seven of them.  I promise you if you take my suggestions you will be back in business and winning in no time.

 

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13 Remarkable Writing Tips That Get Results Fast

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Are you having problems getting people to read  your articles?   I have some revolutionary writing tips that everyone doesn’t know. 

 

Imagine that your article gets thousands of clicks each time you post it.   Here are some sure-fire tips that will do just that.

 

Take notes you won’t want to miss one tip!  I offer secrets here I guarantee you won’t find in every article. 

 

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Writing Tips – Be You  Have a Fun Upbeat Voice

 

 

  1. It’s Very Important You Find Your Authentic Voice.

 

 

Talk to your readers like they’re your friends.  Let your personality shine.  This is your opportunity to make your reader feel like they’ve known you for years. 

 

 

It is a known fact that you should write at an 8th grade level.  This makes your article easy to read.  You don’t want people having to Google what a something means every couple of words.

 

 

I always go back and edit, edit, edit.  Read it over at least four times just to make sure it’s awesome.  Once your finished read it out loud if it still sounds good, publish!   

 

 

 Writing Tips – Break it Up For Easy Scanning

 

 

  1. Make It Easy To Scan.

 

 

You should never have long paragraphs.  Keep it to three sentences at the most.  You want lots of white space.  Otherwise people take one look and click right to the next website.

 

Make sure you break up each section with a heading.  It allows people to skip to the part they are interested in. 

 

Another great thing about headings.  They are a great way to get your key word in without having to use it un-naturally in your article.   A little trick I learned awhile ago.

 

You need to use your key word at least eight or nine times depending on the length of the article.  Rule of thumb is once every 200-300 words.

 

This gets it into the article enough times for the search engines, while not sounding like you’re a robot.

 

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Writing Tips –  Always Have a Killer Headline

 

 

  1. Your Headline Will Make or Break You.

 

 

If your headline doesn’t draw people in no one will ever read your article. There are a couple of ways you can come up with great headlines.   The rules I follow are:

 

 

  1. You want people to know what they are getting.
  2. How it will benefit them.
  3. It needs to sound urgent. You want to create the need for them to read this now.

 

 

 

What I have found is” how to” articles are the most popular and if you tell them how many tips or secrets that’s even better. 

 

If writing headlines is not your thing.  Don’t worry I have the perfect solution.  You can test your headline by going to Coshedule.Com  

 

This is an excellent website for testing your headlines.   They score your headline that lets you know if you have a winner or not.

 

If that’s not enough they give they give you a detailed breakdown of why you got the score and what is great and what you can improve on.

 

They also offer suggestions and details on how to write successful headlines.   You can’t beat that.

 

 

Writing Tips – Your First Sentence is Where The Money Lies  

 

  1. Make Sure Your Opening Paragraph and Especially The First Sentence Grabs Your Reader immediately.

 

If you don’t make your first sentence appealing just like the headline, people will click right off your website.  

 

What you want to do is recap in that first paragraph what they are going to get.

 

People have very little time these days so they want to know you are going to deliver on your headline promise.

 

 

 

Writing Tips –  How To Keep Them Reading

 

 

  1. Use Words That Entice Them to Read Your Entire Article.

 

Let your readers know what they can expect down the line if they keep reading.  Make them a promise they can’t refuse.  Just make sure you keep that promise.

 

A great example would be:   “Make sure you read every tip.   I reveal more secrets on how to write a winning article.  You won’t want to miss one profitable tip.”

 

 

Writing Tips –  Use Powerful Graphics

 

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  1. You Want to Use Dynamic Pictures to Invoke a Positive Feeling From Your Readers.

 

The main picture you choose is the most important.  You want something that draws people in.  Makes them want to click on your article.

 

Pictures are another great way to break up the dialogue.  It’s a good idea to have a picture every 400-500 words.

 

Using charts to prove your point is another great way to get a graphic in your article that adds to your readers  experience.

 

 

Writing Tips –  Keywords Are a Must

 

 

  1. I Always Say Write an Article With a Plan.

 

 

In order to get results from your article you have to write about something people are interested in.   Do a keyword search.

 

The trick to this is finding a keyword that people are searching for.   Just not one that is so popular you will never get listed for it on the search engines.

 

I use Google Key Word Search but there are many other ones you can use that go even further.  One I recommend is Semrush.com

 

They give you a trail period for free.  It’s worth checking out for sure.  They give you a percentage of how easy or difficult it is to get found for a key word.

 

Along with keywords your competitors are using successfully.

 

 

  Writing Tips –  Words That Make People Take Action

 

 

  1. Knowing Which Words Get People to Respond is a Key Element To Success.

 

The type of words you use make all the difference.  You want to use words that evoke emotion and make people take action.

 

One word that works well is imagine.  You would say imagine that you can make all your dreams come true etc.  This gets people hooked because now they are imagining their success. 

 

Asking people questions is another great way to get your readers involved and engaged in your material.

 

You want to  let them know you understand their problems and you have the solution. 

 

It’s a good idea to have a list of emotional and powerful words that affect the way people feel.  This way they are excited and keep reading.

 

Partial List of Powerful Words That Motivate People :

 

  • Sure fire
  • Unique
  • Remarkable
  • Hurry
  • Bargain
  • Secrets
  • Special
  • Enormous
  • Wealth
  • Soar
  • Timely
  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Miracle
  • Approved
  • Promising
  • Successful
  • Bottom line
  • Colossal
  • Sensational

 

Writing Tips –  What Type of Articles Are Popular

 

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  1. Certain Articles Get More Clicks Than Others.

 

Certain types of blog posts are more popular than others .  These are the  three top choices people love to read.

 

 

  1. How to articles
  2. Tips and Secrets
  3. Articles with numbers Like this one 13 remarkable writing tips that gets results fast.

 

 

 

Writing Tips – Always Have A Call To Action

 

  1.  Think About What You Want to Achieve Before You Write Your Article

 

You May Want Them to Buy a Product or Service.  The best way to achieve this is to get them on your mailing list.  You can do this in a number of ways.

 

  1. It can pop up when people get to your site.
  2. Offer something free in the article and they automatically go on your list.
  3. Have it as your call to action at the end of your article.
  4. Put it on the right side of your website.

 

I use a couple of those options.  I have a pop up half way through the page.  This way you get a chance to see if you want to opt-in to my success tips.   As opposed to it popping up right away.

 

I have it on the right side of my website.  I also at times have it as my end of the article call to action.

 

My main objective is to let you see who I am.  while showing you my successful knowledge and experience.  Once you opt-in to my success tips  that will give you the incentive down the line to work with me.

 

It’s always a great idea to offer something of value to incentivize people to opt-in.  I give away a free mini-class on my top five tips for how to get business with social media and become an influencer.

 

Be sure that you only use one call to action at a time.  If you have one at the end great, don’t have another one right below it.  If people have too many options they get confused and chose nothing.

 

The biggest mistake you can make is to have no call to action.  People have come to your website and enjoyed your article.

 

Make sure you offer them something else at the end.  That is what I mean by having a plan for each article you write.   

 

 

 

Writing Tips – How To Get People To link to You

 

 

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  1. Getting Links Is One Way Google Knows Your Site is Worth Listing On The First Page.

 

There are a number of ways to get back links.  Since this is an article about writing tips.   I’m going to tell you how to do this by writing a block buster article.   

 

You want to make your article so juicy and so chock full of tremendous value.  This way people will want to share it.  They will want to link to it.  They will want to bookmark it.

 

All of this shows Google it’s worthy.  This helps you to get your article read as well.

 

Remember don’t hold back when writing your blog post.  That doesn’t mean you give away everything you know.    Make sure it’s long enough people have to bookmark it just to come back to it as a reference.

 

If you share profitable information that pays off.   People will be sure to share it with their audience because it makes them look good. 

 

Writing Tips –  Make it Easy To Share Your Article

 

 

  1. Sharing is Essential to Your Success.

 

 

Make sure you  use the different sharing icons on your blog posts.

 

You should have a Twitter icon, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumbler, Reddit, Google+ and LinkedIn.

 

If you have other accounts where you can share articles add those as well.  You never know what accounts your readers will have.  Give them options. 

 

 

 

Writing Tips – Don’t forget to Promote Your Blog Post

 

  1.  Get it Out Into The World For Everyone to See.

 

Now that you’ve done all this great work it’s time to spread the love.   Here are some of the best places to promote your blog posts.

 

  1. Google+ may not be your go to social network but you still want to use it.

This is where Google notices your articles.  You do want to have your blogs automatically post to at least three different sites.

  1. I have mine going to Twitter, My Facebook Page and Google+ automatically when the blog is published.

3. Then post it to Pinterest in the correct category it falls under.

4. LinkedIn.   There you have options to also post to a group.

5. Share it on sites that let other people share your articles like Tribber.

6. Put it in your newsletter with a link so people can click over and read it.

7. Digg is another website that has been around for a while.

8.  BizSugar that is a smaller site but you can get some traffic if you are consistent.

9.  Tumbler is a good one if you have great photos that go with your blog post.

10. Share on Instagram that you have a new blog post.

You do that by posting a picture that works best with your new article.  Under your picture you give a couple of tips from your article.

 

Then let them know they can find the rest on your website by giving them the name of your post. 

 

Happy Writing!  Remember have a plan, enjoy yourself, promote your blog, grab people’s attention with your headline and be you!

 

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Online Marketing Business 8 Top Secrets on How To Sell Without Selling

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Do you have an online marketing business?  Are you struggling and can’t figure out why no one is buying from you?

 

I’m going to share with you some of my best kept online marketing secrets.  On how to get people to buy from you.  How to do that without selling. 

 

You won’t want to miss a thing.   Read each tip as I share how to implement these secrets successfully! 

 

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Online Marketing Business Tip 1

 

 

  1. Quit All The Sales Hype

 

The minute you see too many arrows and click here or flashing red signs, people’s radar goes off .   It says, “Someone is trying to sell me something. ” 

 

Immediately they don’t want it.  They have their defenses up now.   People hate to be sold and pushed into something.

 

Relax … and trust in you and what your selling.   You don’t need all that.  It’s too much.

 

 

Online Marketing Business Tip 2

 

 

  1. Tell Them the Benefits Don’t Sell Them The Features

 

No one cares about all the things you’re going to do.   They want to know what they GET. 

 

You want to share this with them in a friendly way.  Not a pushy sells way.  Instead of saying buy this.  Let them know how it’s going to change their life.  

 

How it’s going to give them more time, help them earn more money. 

 

Instead of saying this will earn you more money.  Show them how it will earn them more money.

 

 

Online Marketing Business Tip 3

 

 

  1. Writing Articles “Show” People What You Have To Offer. 

 

If you don’t blog you should start one.  This is the best way by far to really let people in on what you know without selling them.   

 

I’m using make more money as an example it can be anything.  The point is your showing them through your blog, not telling them.

 

Make sure your article does just that, shows them how to make more money for example.  You don’t give away the whole ball of wax.    Give them the first couple of tips. Make sure the tips really work.

 

This way they can try it out and see you really do know what you’re talking about. 

 

If they read an entire blog post and still aren’t interested in what you offer that’s normal.

 

Give them the option to join your email list or set up a free consultation where you can find out if you’re a good match for one another. 

 

People usually need between seven to nine positive experiences with you before they feel comfortable enough to buy.  If they go to your website and read only one article that probably won’t do it.

 

If you get their email address you have an opportunity to continue growing the relationship.   Just make sure that is what you’re going to do.

 

If you send them emails that only sell your product/service they will unsubscribe before you can blink. 

 

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Online Marketing Business Tip 4

 

 

  1. Share What You Know On Social Media Get Them Interested So They Visit Your Website 

 

I’ve seen this done many different ways.  I have come up with a formula that works perfect for me and my clients. 

 

  1. Show what you know.
  2. Build trust by sharing who you are and your experience.
  3. Give them enough information to peek their curiosity so they want more.
  4. Change it up. Give a good mixture of personal, success tips, inspirational and travel.
  5. Don’t give everything away that you know about that subject.

 

Give them a reason to go to your website so they can finish the article.

 

Don’t sell them on your social media post.  The idea is to get them to go to your website not scare them away.

Online Marketing Business Tip 5

 

 

5. Make Your Social Media and Your Website Very Friendly and Informative

 

You don’t want people to feel that the only reason your on social media is to sell them.

 

How do you do that?   Have fun, offer great content and don’t push your product/service.  Let it sell its self. 

 

 

Online Marketing Business Tip 6

 

6. Socialize on Social Media

 

Too many people are forgetting to meet people and network on social media.  Don’t post a picture of you with your family and then turn around and sell your product or service below that.

 

You want to have the posts that are only about your family.   Posts that are only about your vacation.

 

Nothing else!

 

That’s how you get people’s defenses down.  If you are always selling people will never start buying.   You want to mix it up.  Then another post is a tip of some kind so they see you do know what you’re talking about. 

 

Get them interested about what you do and who you are.  Let your work speak for itself when you post it.

 

It takes time for people to feel they know you. If you don’t allow that time you’re out there playing a numbers game.

 

Which means you have to hit thousands of people a day just to get one yes.  Instead of twenty people a day and eventually you will get the yes.  If you have targeted followers.

 

Online Marketing Business Tip 7

 

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7. Don’t Hit People Up The First Time They Start Following You

 

Your goal might be for them to join your Facebook group or buy your product/service.   That is a secondary goal once they get to know you.  Don’t expect that the minute they read your first social media post. 

 

Always remember if your selling people will sense that and get their defenses up. 

 

Online Marketing Business Tip 8

 

8. Wait Before You DM Someone Until You Have Built a Relationship With Them 

 

If you don’t know someone it’s hard to believe they want to work with you.   Or have you join their group etc.

 

If you’re using social media correctly you won’t have to use that hard sales approach.  Which comes off a bit desperate I might add.

 

If you’re not having success with your social media and getting lots of  business and opt-ins.   I offer two more things free that will help you with that. 

 

One is read my article Ten Secret Social Networking Tips That Will Make You a Superstar!

 

The second is opt-in to my Free success tips and within seconds you will get my free mini class on how to get business from social media and become an influencer.  Plus I share with you juicy success tips that I don’t share anywhere else.  🙂 

 

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How To Discover Your Life Purpose And Turn It Into A Thriving Business

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So many people want to know, “How do I find my life Purpose?” Once I find it, then what?”

 

These are questions I encounter on a regular basis.  I remember when I didn’t have one. Mine was actually lost, I was searching…

 

Before I go on, I want to define what that it means to me.   I believe it is your reason for living.

 

It is what makes you get up in the morning.  It’s what you love to do and what you naturally do the best.

 

It is something that lights you up inside and everyone who comes in contact with you can feel that light.

 

Have you ever been around someone whose energy is so bright you are instantly attracted to that person? They are living their purpose.

 

I believe we all have a life purpose. Whether we are living it or not is another thing. It’s very much like your life passion.

 

If you’re reading this article and you think you are one of those rare people who don’t have one, I hate to burst your bubble here.   You have one you just haven’t discovered it yet.

 

My purpose today is to help you find your Life Purpose.  By sharing with you how I found mine and how I have helped others discover theirs.  Get Ready for the journey of your life! 

 

 

 

Life Purpose What Do You Love To Do?

 

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  1. Start With a List of All The Things You Love To Do

 

What makes you smile when you think of doing a certain thing?

 

Examples:

 

  • I love to write
  • Inspiring people to grow
  • Music
  • Singing
  • Reading
  • Yoga
  • Meditating
  • Talking to people
  • Shopping
  • Selling
  • Starting new adventures
  • Growing A business

 

Life Purpose Make A List Of The Things That Come Naturally to You

 

 

This list is different from the first because it’s what comes easily for you.  The first is what you love.  Sometimes you will find some are the same.

 

  1. Examples of My List:

 

  • Communicating
  • Motivating people
  • Writing
  • Creating new concepts
  • Thinking out side of the box
  • Dancing
  • Sensing people’s energy
  • Growing A business from the ground up
  • Meditating
  • Yoga

 

I looked at the different things that came easily to me.  Then the things that gave me pleasure.  It seemed inevitable that my life purpose had something to do with people and helping them.

 

Then I started to examine the different ways I could go about helping people.

 

I looked at the writing aspect. I looked at teaching. Maybe a yoga or meditation instructor?

 

I looked at how I love to help people thrive.

 

I am great at business, sales and closing.

 

 

Life Purpose Narrowing It Down

 

 

  1.  Take Your Two Lists And Find The Commonalities

 

New List:

 

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Helping people
  • Communicating
  • Motivating people
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Writing
  • Starting a business
  • Marketing

 

 

 

Life Purpose Trying It On For Size

 

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  1.  Imagined Yourself As Some of The Things You Listed

 

What would that actually feel like?

 

Is that something that fits into your life?

 

Does this help people?

 

I did this with each item in the list.  I took the time to try these different ideas on for size and see how they fit.  This can be done in many different ways.  Visualization is an option.

 

Another way can be to try out the different classes in your area and get a feel for what it would be like.   Think about if “you” were instructing that class.

 

Can you see yourself doing it?  Does it feel right to you?  After trying on the different ideas in my list in the conventional way, something still didn’t feel quite right.  I had to take a couple more steps to put it altogether.

 

 

Life Purpose Thinking Outside The Box

 

 

I started out thinking about doing something with yoga.  Maybe a yoga instructor. I really love all the benefits that I get from yoga and meditation.

 

I love to share with people and to write. I considered starting a yoga blog or writing books on yoga.

 

Then I had another thought I could write about all the different and amazing techniques I have experienced in meditation.  That was something I loved doing. 

 

I thought about the different angles that I could write about. My favorite meditation techniques.  Meditation for beginners. The possibilities became endless.

 

Now my creative juices were flowing.   I was getting really energized about this.

 

I realized that writing about the things I love was really feeling incredible to me.  I knew that was a big part of my life purpose.

 

I started to feel like I just won the lottery!  Once I opened my mind to other ways of sharing with people, other than becoming an actual yoga or meditation instructor.   I knew I was making progress.  The gates were opening!

 

I let these ideas sit with me as I took the next step. I did some investigating on a number of different things on my list. 

 

I added Motivational speaker, marketing, small business blogger.

 

Life Purpose Investigating

 

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  1. I searched the Internet: 

 

  • How to become a yoga instructor
  • Helping people
  • Motivating people
  • Becoming a motivational speaker
  • Becoming a therapist
  • Teaching meditation
  • How to become a blogger

 

 

Next I did a different type of search, one that would tell me who was already doing these things.

 

How much did they charge?  What were they offering? Was this a viable business? How much money could I make?

 

I thoroughly investigated their websites and spoke to people who did these types of things.

 

This way I could really get a feel for what being a motivational speaker or business consultant was like.

 

 

 

Life Purpose Putting It Out There

 

 

  1. Ask Your Friends What Are Your Strengths?

 

I started with my sister, who knows me well and will give it to me straight while being supportive.   That is very important when you’re searching for your life purpose.

 

Between my sister, Leah and a few other close friends I started to get other ideas.

 

They may see something you don’t.  Tell them to be honest, you’re not looking for compliments here.

 

That was very helpful.  The main theme I heard over and over was how gifted I am at helping people with their life, career and business situations.

 

They said, I have wonderful ideas and I am very inspiring and up lifting.   I’ve had a lot of life experiences was another reoccurring theme.  That would be the understatement of the century.

 

They pointed out that I was extremely successful in the corporate world.  Making a quarter of a million a year as a Regional Manager in the Personnel Industry. 

 

Winning over seventy-five high achievement awards for sales, opening and growing new offices.

 

The company I worked  before that was very much the same.  Breaking records and creating a division for that company that didn’t exist that increased their business by 150% the first three months.

 

This whole time I left my mind open and listened. Remember I am just investigating now, not making any decisions yet.

 

I was done with the corporate world by then so I knew my purpose in life was not to go back in that direction.  Although I did add marketing consultant, business blogger and a few others to my list.

 

 

Life Purpose Writing It Out

 

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7.  Write What You Want Your Business To Look Like

 

I kept all the progress I made up until this point and included that into the writing step.

 

Something magical happened when I started to write this out.  It felt real to me. I could actually see it coming to life.

 

I noticed that when I was writing I became more detail oriented.  Everything started to come together.  I started to see my life purpose unfold.

 

What ended up on that piece of paper is exactly what I’m now doing in my life.

 

I simply let the writing take me down the path where I wanted to be. I didn’t stop for one moment in and say, “Dawn you can’t do this because you won’t make enough money.”   Or “Dawn, isn’t there quicker way of getting to your life purpose?”

 

Instead I wrote what I really wanted in life.  Funny enough that is my life purpose.

 

Life Purpose Example Of The Writing

 

 

  1. What is the most important thing(s) I have to offer?

I have learned to find ways to navigate easily and effortlessly in this world.  My enthusiasm and excitement for life! My ability to create something successful from the beginning.  Business and sales experience. I have won over seventy-five awards in those areas. 

 

 

2. How do I want to do this?

 

I want to work from my home office. I want to write while looking at the ocean in a bright sunny environment.

 

Setting my own hours. ( This is very important to me allowing time for yoga, meditation and my private life.) Balance

 

 

 Interacting with clients on a phone a session or holding classes over the internet such as a webinar.  Possibly doing some marketing consulting for large and small companies.

 

(This is a portion of my rough draft, what I wanted my life to look like. At the time I didn’t know what a life coach did. But I knew what I wanted to be doing.

I knew what came naturally to me.  I knew what my Life Purpose was. Who knew there was a word for it? .. LIFE COACH)

 

This was in 2006 and people didn’t know what a Life Coach was at that time. It was still very new.  I eventually found my niche in Life Coaching and became a Certified Marketing Coach.

 

My life purpose is to be of service to all others through self-awareness, inspiration and motivation.

 

I knew that I wanted my life purpose to transcend into my career and throughout my entire life.

 

This is something that is very important to me. To live my purpose in everything I do.  While making money.

 

Life Purpose Putting It All Together

 

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  1.  Getting Into Action

 

My first Action Step was to tell my group of friends or support group as I like to call them.  What I had discovered.

 

Three of them said it sounds like you are talking about a life coach.  I said “Noooo!”  I really didn’t understand what a life coach did at that time.

 

Second Action Step was to investigate life coaching.  Once I did this thoroughly, taking it a step further.   I talked to a few people who were life coaches and investigated life coaching schools.

 

I found out that life coaching was exactly what they had been describing.  It was what seemed to come up in my lists and writing as well.  That was a fantastic feeling.

 

The funny part was, I was already doing this, only I wasn’t getting paid for it.

 

Life Purpose Overcoming The Obstacles

 

 

I did have one problem that kept bothering me.  I am talking about my Life Purpose. Should I be charging for that?

 

I always felt that what came naturally to me was freely given as a gift and therefore I would also give it away as a gift.

 

I have found a way around that.  This article and this website has tons of these gifts. FREE! I have free success tips I give away. If you haven’t signed up you should.  These tips are only for my subscribers.

 

I keep little gold nuggets that produce income just for them.  

 

 

Life Purpose Making It Happen

 

 

I found an accredited life coaching school.  It was approved by International Coaching Federation.  I was certified by CTA in 2007 after a year of training.

 

You don’t have to have a certification to be a life coach but it sure helps.  Especially if you are new and haven’t built up a reputation. 

 

I recommend that whatever you choose as your life purpose career that you don’t take the short cuts.  If you do it will end taking you three times as long.  If they have a school or training by all means take it.

 

It will give you a huge advantage.  The school I went to trained you on how to be a  life coach.    They also prepared you for going into business on your own.

 

If you make that decision to be a life coach you are essentially working for yourself.  You will need social media sales tools, a plan, guidance and lots of support. 

 

Most Life Coach’s don’t think about that.  It’s also a great idea for your first year or two to have your own coach.  To show you the ropes and make sure you have the necessary tools to be successful.

 

I certainly did that as well.  I also kept in touch with my partner from the school.  We spoke to each other every week for a year and a half.

 

You want to create success in whatever you choose to do. The choices you make at the beginning of your career will determine the length of time it will take for you to earn a living.

 

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10 Secret Social Networking Tips That Will Make You A Superstar!

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The best social networking tips are the ones coming from a Influencer.   Who has learned how to turn my social media accounts into clients.

 

I will share with you my top social networking tips.   That will not only boost your influence but help you understand how social media can get you business if done correctly.

 

 

Social Networking Tips  Getting Started

 

  1. Decide where you want to spend your time. 

 

Is it Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.  Pick two that work for you and start out concentrating on those two.

 

This way you can build a strong following where people get to know you.

 

If your spread out to thin it’s a waste of time.  You won’t get the results you’re looking for.

 

  1. Make sure your followers are people who are interested in what you offer.

 

You want targeted followers.  The best way to find those is do a search.

 

If you don’t know who your target audience is.  Look at your competitors followers.  I mean the top people in your field.

 

See who they are following.  That will give you a good idea who is interested in what you offer.

 

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Social Networking Tips Going The Extra Mile

 

  1. Go the extra mile. 

 

Make sure you take the time to go to your followers profile.  See who they are and look at their posts visit their website.

 

It’s great to like their posts but if you can go the extra mile.   You’ll see results like people opt-in to your newsletter.  Getting clients.  People buying your products.

 

If that interests you then going the extra mile will pay off big time!

 

What I mean by that is, if it’s Instagram or facebook comment on people’s posts in a way that starts a conversation.

 

You want to get to know your followers the same way you would get to know people at a party or a networking function.

 

Social Networking Tips  Twitter is Better Then You Think

 

  1. Twitter is a place you want to be if you’re not already on there. 

 

It’s a great place if you write articles to get your blog posts read and shared.

 

The goal is to get people to retweet your posts.  Liking and commenting on Twitter is not as beneficial.  You want to let people know that you want retweets.

 

This will give you four, five even ten times the reach you would have on your own.  

 

To get retweets make sure you have written an article people want to share.  Then Retweet their blog posts. 

 

Most likely they will return the favor. If you’re someone with a nice size following people should want you to retweet them.

 

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  1. Make sure you thank your followers for the retweet when you get one and retweet them back.

 

That is not only polite but it tells your other followers that you will retweet them if they retweet you.

 

 

Make sure you retweet posts that your followers will benefit from.  Don’t retweet anything.  Look at what you are sharing.

 

 

If you share valuable information this will make you even more popular.  People start to look to your feed for the top news or great informational posts.

 

 

You can’t possibly come up with enough posts on your own so sharing others people’s posts is a perfect way to be thought of as an expert and influncer in your field.

 

 

This will also get you more followers because you are tweeting great posts.  Liking someone’s post does nothing to further you or the other person on Twitter.

 

 

Twitters algorithm doesn’t work the same way facebook or Instagrams does.  A like on Twitter is not going to put your post at the top of the feed.

 

So start retweeting people!

 

Social Networking Tips  Building Relationships That Turn Into Clients

 

 

  1. Spend every day choosing at least ten to fifteen new people who you are going to get to know.

 

Start to develop that relationship.  Spend a bit more time on their page liking commenting and conversing with them.

 

Use their name in your comments and have fun.  Act like you’re at a social event.  Be charming let people know who you are and ask them questions.

 

This is how you would get to know people outside of social media.  People are people it works the same way online.

 

Be consistent and keep liking sharing and retweeting your new friends often.  Don’t drop them or they will drop you.

 

  1. If you’re on Instagram or facebook post things that create conversation. 

 

You don’t want to post the same kinds of post every day.

 

Change it up.  Give them some personal pictures that show what you like doing and who you are.

 

Share pictures of your family your dog anything that makes you a person and takes you out of that I’m a cold company that doesn’t care about you.

 

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Social Networking Tips How To Create Engagement That Converts To Sales

 

  1. Share posts that create engagement. 

 

One good way to do this on Instagram and Facebook is by asking a question.

 

I found that if you put the question on the post it works better than putting it in the written portion below.  This way people can’t miss it.

 

Ask questions that relate to your business.  This way you know what they need and what is missing in their business.  From there you can create a webinar a Mp3 an eBook to solve those problems.

 

 

  1. When people comment on your posts go back to their posts and do the same thing. 

 

This shows them you care and you are a team player. It’s not all about you.

 

Some people suffer from I’m too popular for that.  You may be too busy for that.  So do it when you can but do it.  If you stay relatable people will want to work with you.

 

People buy from people they trust and like.

 

Social Networking Tips Show Your Personality = Clients

 

  1. Most important that people forget is have fun. 

 

Let your fun personality show on social media.  People get too used to just hitting like and moving on.  Or saying one word.

 

That’s okay because most people have too many followers to have a long conversation on everyone’s post.

 

What I do is say a little more than one word and make it personal to their posts when I can.

 

Later at night when everything has slowed down I go on social media.  Then I have longer conversations and spend more time with each person.

 

This is what takes me out of the follower zone and into the friend zone.  That is where you want to be.

 

If you follow these social networking tips you will see a huge improvement in your followers and opt-ins.  Your sales and your reach.

 

I can get my reach on Twitter into the millions.  Granted I have over 100,000. followers but when my reach hits the millions that means people are retweeting me.

 

Don’t ever discount the value of that.  I can see my click rates on those shares and they are in the hundreds sometimes more for one post.

 

Happy retweeting peeps!  

 

 

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How To Boost Your Business By Developing Intuition

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By developing intuition I gave myself a sometimes scary but awe-inspiring upper hand in life.

 

When I first started to make the effort to develop my intuition I had no idea the wonderful and amazing surprises that were in store for me. I started to feel like I had an unfair advantage in life that other people didn’t have.

 

Then I realized that other people have it too they just don’t know how to use it.

 

Sit tight and get ready to walk into an existence where your intuition is your greatest alley…

 

I am going to take you on a journey here that opens up a world of possibilities you probably never knew existed.

 

 

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Developing Intuition  How To Uncover It

 

Did you know we all have the ability to sense when something isn’t right?   Not just some time but all the time!

 

We all have what is called gut instinct, when your gut is telling you something that is your intuition.

 

We all have a built-in intuitive system.   If we pay attention to it tells us what decisions to make.  Who really has our best interests at heart and if another person is being honest with us.

 

I now use my intuition for everything I do in life. It is like having an angel on my shoulder that has my best interests at heart.

 

I started using this ability for my business and right away I saw my profits soar.  I was shocked at first, then I quickly realized of course this works for your business.  It works for everything!

 

 

Developing Intuition Where To Start

 

 

Imagine for a moment… you have your own Angel on your shoulder that has your best interests at heart.

 

Who wouldn’t want that?  It is one of life’s gifts to us that we don’t all take advantage of.

 

In developing intuition you first want to start with bringing your attention to how it feels in your body.  

 

Some people feel it in their stomach others may feel it in their throat or head. Start paying attention to your body.   Listen to what it is telling you when you meet someone or have to make an important decision in life.

 

For instance, you meet someone for the first time, at a business meeting.  Within the first minute or so you have made a judgment about the person. 

 

The way they are dressed how they speak and carry themselves. This is the first impression, and it is mainly visual.

 

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After the visual impression you have a feeling about the person. That feeling is your intuition.

 

When we are on the Internet the same thing happens when we see their profile picture.  That’s why the picture you have on your social media accounts is so important.  That’s your first impression.

 

You may notice that as you are listening to them talk about themselves or their business your body has a reaction to their energy vibration.   At that time you will either like them or not.

 

I am sure you can remember meeting someone and saying, I don’t know why but I just don’t like that person.

 

Or something doesn’t feel right to me about the situation, business deal or the person in general.

 

Those feelings are your intuition, and when you look back you’ll notice that feeling was right wasn’t it?

 

Developing Intuition Testing It Out

 

If this is new to you the next time you meet someone pay attention to your body and the feelings you have about the other person. You will realize for yourself what I am talking about.

 

The energy that is coming from that person does not lie and you have the natural ability to detect it.

 

A person can tell you anything.   Their true intentions will come through in the energy vibes they are giving off.

 

That is why it is important to pay attention, when you hear that little voice saying to you, “Something isn’t right here.”

 

A lot of people will recognize that something isn’t quite right but then they will ignore those feelings.

 

Developing Intuition Paying Attention

 

 

This is the important part of developing intuition.  Paying attention to your gut feeling.

 

How many times did you know something and didn’t pay attention to it?  Later said, I should have listened to my gut feeling.

 

Too Many!  Me too .. I got so sick of saying that I decided to start paying attention and tuning in to my intuitive abilities.

 

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Developing Intuition Knowing The Difference

 

You can do this by reminding yourself you are going to pay attention today to your natural instincts. 

 

The more aware you are the more your will awaken your intuition.   Remember your intuition is what you are feeling not what you are thinking.

 

If you understand the difference between those two things you are 90% to developing intuition!

 

 

Developing Intuition How To Use It To Increase Your Business

 

 

If you have a question about what to charge or what is the next step in your business…

 

Simply think about your question before you go to sleep.  Your subconscious will work on your problem and when you wake up you will be filled with ideas.

 

Or if it is one simple question you will instantly have your answer.

 

It’s like having your own genie in a bottle.  Try this tonight and you will see what I mean.

 

Developing Intuition Takes Practice

 

 

You can practice developing intuition.  This will get to a point where you have significantly enhanced your life and business in every way.

 

You want to practice and exercise your intuition just like any other muscle.

 

  1. Start to think about a loved one or someone special to you. Take some time to really picture them in your mind.

 

Do this for a few days in a row.  Don’t be surprised if they call you.  You may even run into them.  Don’t be surprised if they say,  I have been thinking about you lately I was going to call you.

 

  1. Practice with things in your everyday life. If your lose something you can use energy scanning.  Close your eyes and let your energy expand all around you.

 

See it fill your entire home.  Then see if an image or feeling about where the lost item is comes to you.  You may get a vision of the general area.  Go there and look for your lost item.

 

You’re going to be surprised how well this works. And it doesn’t take long to really hone this skill.

 

 

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Developing Intuition Training Your Mind

 

Training your mind is like anything if you do it enough it will pay off big time.

 

John Holland a successful well-known psychic suggests, use a deck of cards.  Place four cards down in front of you.

 

Move your hands over the cards slowly.  Now see if you can feel which ones are black and which ones are red.

 

You may get a warm sensation for red and a cold sensation for black. Go with your first impression you get from each card.

 

The more you do these types of things the better you will get at using and developing intuition.

 

Another way I practice is with elevators. When I am waiting for an elevator I try to get a feeling which one will open first.

 

98% of the time I am right.  When I’m not I know that I have too many other thoughts in my head.  This blocks my intuition from functioning at 100%.

 

This is beneficial because at that point I can choose to tune into my body.  That opens my intuition and allow it in.

 

 

Developing Intuition Using Meditation To Take It To The Next Level

 

Meditation also helps with developing intuition because it clears your mind and helps you to focus.   Which in turn allows the intuitive part of your brain the clarity it needs to sense what is really going on in.

 

You rise above thinking when you do  meditation.

 

This is really important in growing your business.  You want to make strong, solid business decisions.   If you use the meditation along with your intuition you will be able to make big money moves. 

 

You will be clear and not coming from a place of lack or fear.  Instead you will come from a centered calm place.  That will allow you to take risks that grow your business.

 

  Developing Intuition What We Think About We Bring About

 

You know that saying, “What we think about we bring about.” How true is that!

 

When you start to put your energy toward developing intuition…  You will be amazed at how your psychic awareness starts to grow.

 

Allowing you to have a system in place where you move through life easily and effortlessly.   We all have this gift it’s about taking the time to perfect it and grow it.

 

Don’t wait until you have a problem get started today developing your intuition.  This way when you really need it, you’ll be ready.

 

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The Shocking Truth About Your Website Marketing 7 Tips You Can’t Afford To Miss

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One of the most important aspects of your business is your website marketing.  You have ten seconds to grab your audience’s attention. 

 

The Shocking truth about your website marketing, here are the facts that you need to know that will show you how to blow away your competition.  It is about getting your website to work with you and not against you.

 

In the twenty-first century your website is not just a brochure it’s much more.   If you don’t have an informative catchy and highly appealing website you’re wasting your time.

 

I’m going to share with you some of the most important website marketing techniques that will get you that click or opt-in…so pay attention you don’t want to miss a thing.   

 

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Website Marketing Tip – One Color is Everything

 

Make sure your website is representing you. The look and feel of the web site should show people right away who you are and what you have to offer.

 

You have to choose the right colors that not only represent you but draw in your visitors.

 

I’m going to share with you the golden ticket to website marketing success.

 

 

Website Marketing Color Chart

Red:

  • Confident
  • Passion
  • Stop
  • Energy
  • Strength

 

Red is probably not the best color for your website.  Although you can effectively use it on your buttons that say buy now or sign up.

 

It is much more of a stop and do something color than a main website color. Unless of course you are a race car driver.

 

Orange:

  • Warm
  • Compassionate
  • Happiness
  • Success
  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Fall

 

 

Orange on the other had is good choice for a website. It works well for life coaches, women’s sites, yoga anything that makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

 

Yellow:

 

  • Joy
  • Sunshine
  • Summer
  • Cheerfulness
  • Sensual
  • Intellect
  • youthful

 

Yellow is great for young fresh websites.  It creates a feeling of fun energy and it defiantly stands out. If your website is a travel site that caters to tropical locations this would be the way to go.

 

Green:

  • Rich
  • Money
  • Outdoors
  • Nature
  • Healing
  • Security
  • Clean

 

Green is a great choice if you have a nature site or gardening anything outdoorsy.

 

Blue:

 

  • Air
  • Sky
  • Trust
  • Stability
  • Calm
  • Masculine
  • Tranquil

 

 

Blue is the top color used for most websites.  It represents trust and stability.  That is what most people want to convey to their visitors.

 

This way they buy more because they feel comfortable and safe. If you’re confused on what color to use, blue is the best bet.

 

Purple:

 

  • Royal
  • Nobel
  • Powerful
  • Wealthy
  • Ambitious
  • Spiritual
  • Luxury
  • Dignity

 

Purple is the color of my website.  Purple does tend to be a more feminine color.  It stands for luxury beauty and has a wise spiritual meaning which is what drew me to this color.

 

Pink:

  • Feminine
  • Youth
  • Innocence
  • Flirty
  • Romance
  • Gentleness

 

Pink is most definitely for a girl and a young one at that.  I wouldn’t use it if you want to be taken seriously as a business professional.

 

It is more of a fun bubbly type of feel.  If you sell candy or have a teen clothing site then pink is your color.

 

Black:

 

  • Power
  • Dominance
  • Sophistication
  • Polished
  • Luxury
  • Knowledge
  • Slick

 

This is for modern sites that are hip cool and fast.  If you want to show you’re a affordable site this wouldn’t be the best option. If your selling fast sporty cars or expensive jewelry this would be the way to go.

 

Brown:

 

  • Masculine
  • Serious
  • Rugged
  • Outdoorsy
  • Sturdy

 

Brown isn’t used very often because it tends to look a bit muddy.  Unless you have a outdoorsy type of site I wouldn’t go this way.

 

Take this very seriously your website is representing you!  This part of your business is more important than your office, your business card and your brochure all put together.

 

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Website Marketing Tip Two – Your Layout

 

Make sure the layout of your site is easy to follow.

 

You want people to be able to easily find your blog and other important pages.  The about us page for example would be under the category of important.

 

Your products or services what you’re selling need to stand out.  

 

One thing you don’t want on your pages is long paragraphs that go on and on. Everything needs to be spaced out and separated.

 

Most people are going to glance through your website to find what they are looking for. If it isn’t laid out for easy scanning your website will be skipped altogether.

 

Make sure you separate each thought.  One way to do this is with bullet points and use sub headings to break up the text.

 

All of this makes it easy to read.  A website that looks lengthy will bomb!

 

Website Marketing Tip Three – Do Something Interactive That Creates Engagement

 

Be creative. Offer something outside of the box. You want people to visit your website and think oh I have to come back here.

 

You want to add value to your visitors so they come back.  Also you want them to tell their friends about your site as well.

 

One thing I did was created a quiz.  I designed it myself on how to find your life purpose.   This was great because no one else has it since I created it.

 

You can do this yourself for free by going to typeform.com.

 

 

Website Marketing Tip Four- Keep Them Coming Back

 

Keep them coming back for more.  Experiment with what works and what doesn’t.

 

If you are always adding new and interesting things people will keep coming back. I offer different things every couple of months.

 

Keep it fresh so they come back to see what you’re giving away every month.  It can be Success Tips, Mp3 mini class, a short how to E-book or marketing work sheet that you put on a PDF.

 

Listen for what people need and create that in a freebie and you’ll be surprized how fast you collect email addresses.

 

Whatever you come up with it should have your picture or logo and tag line.  This way they remember you every time they use it.

 

 

Website Marketing Tip  Five – Have A Call To Action 

 

Make sure each page ends with asking your client to do something.  That is a call to action.  What’s important to me is getting new clients.  I make my call to action a twenty-minute free marketing consultation. 

 

You can have them sign up for your newletter if that’s your main objective.  Have them join your latest webinar.  Whatever it is put it at the end.  You want to use your blog post as a way of building trust.

 

Your article shows you have the experience and knowlege of someone they would want to work with or buy from.  If you add the call to action right away most likly they won’t take it.

 

Another important tip only have one call to action.  The biggest mistake I see people make is asking them to do one thing and right under it another thing.

 

In this case more is not better. People get confused and end up doing nothing.

 

Another key to success is keep it conversational so it doesn’t sound like a pitch more like a wonderful invitation.

 

 

 

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Website Marketing Tip Six- Get Their Information

 

You want to capture their email.   This way when you offer a class or new product you can tell them about it.  The best way to do this is through a newsletter that you don’t call a newsletter. 

 

That sounds boring and won’t get you many opt-ins.  I call mine success tips and offer them information they won’t find on my website.  I also offer free class’s and lots of goodies.

 

That is much more appealing and your odds of an opt-in go up substantially.

 

It’s a good idea if you offer something free just for signing up.  This can be anything that would be of value to your target audience.   I offer a free tele-class on getting more clients through social media.

 

It’s short to the point and extremely valuable.

 

You can give away a mini e-book or even a chart that you put on a PDF. Just make sure you keep your newsletter short and to the point.   Also include in each one that value you promised them or they won’t stick around long.

 

Website Marketing Tip Seven-  About Me/Us Page

 

Always have an about me or about us page.  This is where people get to know you and like you.  It’s important that you build trust on this page.

 

Let them know exactly what you do that no one else does.  Why your qualified and what experience awards or schooling you have that proves that.

 

You can and should blow your own horn on this page. Even more importantly add some testimonials let your clients blow your horn for you. 

 

These are gold and besides your testimonial and product/service pages this is the best place for them.

 

 

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9 Proven Methods to Promote Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

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 How to promote your business is the number one question out of most people’s mouths when they first meet with me.  I bet you’ve asked this question to marketing experts on social media right?  Maybe even right before you found my article. 🙂

 

The next question is how can we promote our business on a limited budget, which usually means they have zero dollars?  Don’t worry if that’s your problem…

 

I let you in on some of the top creative ways to market  yourself.  Myself  and my clients  have used these tips successfully to promote our business

 

We walked away with new clients and a significant amount of exposure each time. The cost to you to implement these winning techniques… I am sure you want to know=ZERO well almost nothing.

 

I say it’s almost nothing because your time is required. Your time is one the most valuable assets you have as a business owner.

 

Therefore, you do not want to waste it with projects that will not  generate business and acquire visibility.

 

None of us has time for losing propositions. Read each tip completely as I go into detail on how you promote your business and successfully complete each idea.

 

You may have even heard of one or two but do you know how to implement these strategies?  Most people don’t. 

 

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How to Promote your Business – Generate a Free Report 

 

  1. Generate a Report That Gives Statistics in Your Industry in Any Area That is of a High Interest.

 

People love statistics and if they can learn something that helps their business on top of it, you will have a huge hit.

 

It will also help solidify you as an expert, which means a significant difference in respect and your fee’s.

 

Put this report out on all your social networks.

  • Include it in your newsletter
  • Turn into an info-graphic and post it on Pinterest

 

Do what you can to make sure it gets the exposure it needs.

 

Do this regularly and it will generate a lot of traffic and back-links it’s a great way to promote your business.

 

How to Promote your Business – Implement a Ask You Page

 

 

  1. Dedicate a Page on Your Site Where People Can Ask You “How to Questions.”

 

Put them in your newsletters to get additional coverage. You can tweet some of the questions and ask others to help you answer.

 

You put out the question with a link for the answer. It will bring people into your website where they can get to know you and opt into your newsletter as well.

 

This is a great way to show your expertise and build credibility.  You can get ideas for new blog posts while you’re at it.

 

 I did this for years and it proved very successful.   So successful I couldn’t answer all the questions anymore so I had to let it go.

 

 

How to Promote your Business – Host A Podcast/ Radio Show 

 

 

  1. Host Your Own Radio or Online TV Show Where The Topics Are in Your Niche.

 

 

This opens the door for your target market/niche to walk through and experience your personality, knowledge, and expertise.

 

I had a blogtalk radio show I hosted along with two other women.   It pulled in over 5000 thousand people every show.  Eventually we built it to over fifteen thousand listeners.

 

That does take promoting as well, it doesn’t come with 5000 listeners every show.

 

Once you build up an audience it’s a great way to promote your business.  You can get the word out about any classes or books you have coming out.

 

 

It gives you a great opportunity to meet other professionals in your niche as well. I loved putting the show on every week, we had a great time and that is the most important part.

 

 

How to Promote your Business – How To Successfully Engage With Your Social Media Followers 

 

 

  1. When You Post on Your Social Media Accounts Make Sure to Engage With Your Followers.

 

Think about the posts that will get people talking before you post it.  Ask a question when you post.  There are a number of ways to get the conversation going.

 

The most important part is to respond back in a way that leads to another response.  This way you truly develop a relationship with the person and that leads to trust and trust leads to sales.

 

Never just post to post.  Always have a plan in mind and an intended result.  You will soon find out through trail and error which posts get people talking and which don’t.

 

My experience has been that if you post a solution that your target audience resonates with that not only delivers it gets people talking.

 

If you don’t know what they need perfect.   Ask what they need or what’s missing in their business. That’s another good way to start the conversation. 

 

Mix it up also, add cute fun pictures of you and your family.  Be original try not to do what everyone else is doing.  Find images that make people stop in their tracks and want to comment.

 

Inspirational posts are great as well.  Just keep it original try to find something that isn’t stale.  

 

 

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How to Promote your Business – Start a Contest 

 

 

  1. Start a Contest On One Of Your Social Media Accounts.

 

This will attract people to your website along with giving them the opportunity to see what you offer.  Make sure the contest is something appealing.

 

I have done a number of contests.   One of them I did on Facebook a couple of years back.   I asked some of my colleagues and clients to participate with me.

 

This allowed more to give away.  Each one of us gave away something from our websites.

 

In some cases it was a book or product.   In others it was a free coaching or consulting session.  People signed up and everyday I held a drawing.  Three people each day would win a free product or coaching session.

 

Myself and the other experts made a big deal posting and tweeting about the winners everyday.  We had a blast doing it.

 

I ran the contest for two weeks.  I had all the participates help promote it on their social media accounts and in their newsletters as well.

 

All the leads came to me since it was my contest and I did all the heavy lifting.

 

Although everyone participating was on the promotion page.  They added their website and picture which gave them tons of exposure.   It was of course a win-win for everyone.

 

I would do different things like this every couple of months.   I ended up with thousands of qualified leads for my newsletter not to mention lots of new clients.    This also helped position me as an industry leader.

 

 

How to Promote your Business – Facilitate a Tweetchat 

 

 

  1. Facilitate a Tweetchat Every Week on Twitter.

 

I hosted my own Tweetchat for two years, called “Lifechanger”.    We talked about different subjects facing small business owners every day. This is a great way to promote your business.

 

I had three other experts who helped me host it and answer questions.   Really anyone participating could ask or answer a question.

 

This created lots of exposure for me and the people who participated.

 

It allowed people to get an idea of our expertise and in many cases brought in new clients and many followers.  Today I have over 100,000.00 followers on Twitter.

 

I know that things like hosting a Tweetchat really helped to boost my website traffic and followers as well. 

 

 

How to Promote your Business – Guest on Other Experts Promotions, Radio Shows 

 

 

  1. Participate in Other Experts Social Media Promotions and Tele-classes webinars or Radio Shows.

 

 

When someone asks you if you want to be on their radio show, webinar or do an interview, if your schedule allows say “YES”.

 

This gives you multiple ways to get exposure and build your email list and get new clients. 

 

Make sure you ask first who the speakers are.   You want to be in good company as well as knowing that this promotion will pull in loads of people.  Again time is money and you don’t want to waste yours.

 

(If no one is asking you, then create your own and you ask them to participate in your speaker webinar.)  After that people will know you!

 

How to Promote your Business –  Offer A Freebie People Want to Share 

 

  1. Offer a Give-Away on Your Website.

 

This is a great way to promote your business and get more website traffic.

 

Also more opt-ins and clients.  For years I had a number of giveaways that pulled in thousands of visitors every month.     Just from the search engines alone.

 

People love anything free!   If you use the right key words it’s a bit easier to get on the first page of Google for free stuff.

 

I offered ten meditation and relaxation Mp3’s to promote my business.   Another giveaway I offer now  is my mini class ” My Top 5 Secrets on How to Get Business With Social Media and Become an influencer.”  Click on the link and it will be in your in box with-in seconds. 

 

I used the latter to offer as an incentive to opt in to my success tips.

 

I have to say you don’t have to go as far as I did.  That was a lot of work.  It took some expertise on the recording side to get the quality just right.

 

You can simply give away a chart or graph.   Something that will help your target audience build their business. 

 

Do a bit of research here and find out one of their biggest problems.

 

Solve it for them in a giveaway and BOOM!  You will have a winner.

 

You can use it as an incentive to sign up for your newsletter.

 

It’s works like a charm.  Just be sure to give what you say you’re going to in your newsletter.  You want them to open it every time it comes.  I always give away my top secrets in my success tips.      

 

How to Promote your Business – Create a Blog Post That Include Other Influencers 

 

9. Create a Blog Post That Includes Other Leaders In Your Area Of Expertise 

 

I used Twitter which can help promote your business, by tweeting them.   

 

This created buzz around my marketing idea right away.

 

The Title:  “81 Extraordinary Ways To Get Motivated By 81 Top Motivational Experts.”

 

I had 81 people participate and they each gave me a quote or their advice.   In exchange for adding a link back to their website I asked them to tweet the article.

 

I ended up with a great article, tons of web traffic to my blog and great exposure. 

 

That lead to new clients and increased my Twitter followers at the same time.

 

This concept was so popular that after I did it, I saw many others follow in my foot steps. This is a great idea and you will end up with oodles of benefits.

 

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How To Create a Dream Board / Vision Board Where All Your Dreams Come True

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The Dream board or a Vision board is, the artist view where you create the law of attraction…

This is one of the most important things you can do for your business as well as your life.  You can create a Business Vision Board and a Personal Vision Board or combine them it’s up to you.

 

I did my first Dream Board fifteen years ago and let me tell you this process is magical.

 

I will take you through the steps I used to fulfill my dreams and literally changed my life. Get ready this is powerful…

 

You are going to start by imagining what you want your life to be.

 

You are creating your story and you have the power to make anything happen!

 

This is your vision. Creating a Dream Board is very similar to writing out your goals in life, except a vision invokes more emotion then simply writing out your goals.

 

The main difference being it’s visual. This difference adds an interesting element that has proved to be powerful for me and many others.

 

There is however some important factors you don’t want to skip.  Read carefully all of the instructions.

 

You really want to go all out here the sky is the limit.

 

Are you ready to start this exciting step in creating the life you want?!

 

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Dream Board / Vision Board First Step

 

Get a large board like paper. Poster paper is perfect. You will need glue or two-sided tape and scissors.

 

Dream Board / Vision Board Second Step

 

You will need lots of different types of magazines. You are going to look for pictures that either show how you want to feel, where you want to go or want you want to have.

 

(You can also do a dream board on your computer and search for pictures or create a board on Pinterest and name it your dream board.)

 

I did my first one the old school way and created a huge board I kept in my office. I loved it because it was right in front of me everyday.  I couldn’t miss it.

 

*Go crazy here, really go out on a limb. If you want to live on the ocean in a beautiful house, find a picture of a house on the ocean that resembles what you want.

 

Look for pictures that really light you up inside when you look at them.
If you want to grow your business find pictures of people achieving great things in the work place or find an image of  Forbes Fortune 500 and use that.

 

If you want to travel cut out pictures of the places you want to go. Find pictures of someone doing the things you want to, sailing or skiing, climbing a mountain or hiking.

 

You can cut out words or sentences as well.

 

Anything you cut out is great as long as it inspires and motivates you. If you want to get married, cut out a bride and groom or a wedding picture.

If you want to write a book, look for pictures of a someone typing on thier computer. If you can’t find the pictures you are looking for in a magazine you can do an image search and find the picture on-line and then print it out.

 

 

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Dream Board / Vision Board Third Step 

Get a picture of yourself you really like, where you are happy and feel good. You are going to paste this in the middle of the board.

 

Dream Board / Vision Board Fourth Step

 

Before you begin pasting all your pictures and words take a felt pen or glitter and outline the poster board in yellow.

 

This means you are surrounding your Dream Board with the light it needs to manifest your vision.

 

Dream Board / Vision Board Fifth Step

 

On the bottom of the board write in black, with a felt pen… This or something better now manifests for me in divine and appropriate timing.

 

Dream Board / Vision Board Sixth Step

 

You are now ready to start to create your dream board by pasting your vision (pictures) on the board.

Requirements:

Have fun!!! This is really important. You are now taking an important step towards seeing and feeling the life you want.

 

Really go for it here…this is your chance to have it all!!! Now that you have completed the board there are a few action steps for you to take.

 

Dream Board / Vision Board Action Steps

 

Put this board somewhere you will see it every day.  If it’s on your computer you may want to use it as your computr background so you see it everyday when you log on.

 

Spend a couple of minutes every morning and every night before bed looking at your dream board.

 

Really feel the emotions in the pictures you have chosen.  Look at the colors that are on your board. The different places or events that make you smile. These types of things can truly make a difference. 

 

Now… expect these wonderful things or something better to happen in the appropriate time. 

 

My Dream Board /Vision Board:

 

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Dawn Abraham’s Dream Board / Vision Board

 

 

I had so much fun designing my dream board. I look at it now and so many of the things I put on this board have either come true or something even better has happened.

 

The magic from my board is still generating and manifesting itself today.

 

You see I didn’t fool around with my dream board. I went to town!! It is full of all the wonderful places I intend on traveling and the people I want to meet and share my life with.

 

I have yoga poses I want to achieve. I am meditating on the beach overlooking the ocean at sunrise.

 

I did that in Florida when studying with Deepak Chopra, it was incredible.

 

I added inspiring affirmations I cut out of magazines that say:

 

Affirmations

 

“I Am RENEWED”

“I AM RELAXED”

“I AM CONFIDENT”

“I AM UNSTOPPABLE”

“I AM FOCUSED”

“I AM SELF AWARE”

“I AM CALM”

“I AM ENRICHED”

“I AM PLAYFUL”

 

The sky is the limit. Therefore anything you find that inspires you put that on your dream board.

 

I have to say that when I first made this board I thought that everything would happen right away.

 

Some of the things actually did happen within a short amount of time while others still had to grow for me.

 

I look back and now realize that if every one of those things happened right away I wouldn’t have had time to appreciate and fully experience them all.

 

Life is the journey and the journey is life….ENJOY IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

“Champions keep playing until they get it right” ~ Billie Jean King

 

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Top 13 Small Business Marketing Secrets You Need To Know To Boost Your Sales!

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Small Business Marketing The 13 Free Websites You Need To Be In Right Now!

 

Small business marketing can be a daunting job.  But you need to do it! 

Are you feeling stuck, not getting the visitors or business you were hoping for?  I have the answer…

If you want success I will be happy to share with you my top secret websites…    These small business marketing directories are the place to be if you want your business to get found. 

 

I know we can all use some extra help when it comes to achieving success with your small  business marketing.  Go ahead and Jump in and start signing up today!

 

Small Business Marketing Secrets 

 

  1.   Google My Business

 

This of course is the number one directory and for that reason you want to be in it.

  • Show up when customers search for your business or businesses like yours on Google Search and Maps.
  • Google My Business lets you post updates to showcase what’s new, respond to reviews to build loyalty and add photos to highlight what makes your business special.
  • You need to provide an address and phone number.

 

Make sure your website is listed with Google so you can come up in their search results.  This is something separate from Google My Business which is a directory.  This is very important for your small business marketing. 

 

You can sign up for Google search here.  

 

  1. Bing Places For Business

 

This is the same thing as Google’s business directory and it’s important to list here as well.

 

Of course you want to put your website on their search engine to come up in their search results as well.

You can do that here, list your website with Bing.

 

  1. Yelp for Local Businesses

Information about Yelp and why it will benefit your business:

 

  • Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics.
  • Yelp had a monthly average of 30 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via the Yelp app and 70 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via mobile web in Q1 2018.*
  • Yelpers have written more than 155 million reviews by the end of Q1 2018
  • In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find eventslists and to talk with other Yelpers.
  • Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and message their customers.

 

Small Business Marketing Secrets 

 

  1. 2 FL- To Find Local

 

  • They offer a full business listing
  • Free ads
  • Affiliate programs you can participate in to help grow your business.

 

  1. Angies List Business Center

 

  • You can add photos of your business and a brief description.
  • Angie’s List is the trusted site where more than 6 million households go to get ratings and reviews on everything from home repair to health care.
  • They have a place where you can post your video for how to solutions.
  • They also have a question and answer section that you can participate in.

 

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  1. Cylex

 

  • This is a small business directory that gets millions of visitors.
  • Add Your Business Description
  • Search Options to find easily find your business

 

Small Business Marketing Secrets 

 

  1. Four Square

 

  • They 0ffer business tools that show you who your customers are
  • You can offer tips allowing your customers get to know you
  • You can offer rewards to give your customers incentive to do business with you

 

  1. Hot Frog

 

  • Helps your business stand out in places like Google
  • Allows plenty of room for detailed description of what you offer
  • No limit to how much detail you would like to add

 

  1. Kudzu Business Center

 

  • They have ad opportunities
  • You can to add a full detailed business profile
  • Allows room for success stories

 

 

Small Business Marketing Secrets 

 

  1. My Huckleberry.Com

 

  • This directory gives the companies ratings in the form of stars
  • They have a section for customer reviews
  • You can offer coupons
  • Search For a Deal
  • Add your business listing
  • Offer a place where you can ask experts questions and get answers

 

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  1. N49

 

  • Simple small business marketing directory listing
  • Add Your business information
  • People are able to search for what they need

 

  1. Spoke.Com

 

  • Allows for detailed information about your business
  • Full sign up with a complete overview of your business
  • You can sign up using your social media accounts
  • Regular sign up available as well
  • You can add videos
  • Blogs
  • Press releases
  • Your social media accounts
  • It gives the code to add their widget on your website

 

 

  1. Wand.Com

 

 

  • Categorize and search companies by precision product and service categories

The specificity of the WAND product and service categories allows more accurate search and classification than any other business directory platform on the Internet.  The categories can be split off into industry segments to create vertical directories.  Over 70,000 categories are available.

  • Geographical search

Search the entire world for suppliers or drill down to a specific geography.  WAND directories have suppliers from 172 countries.

  • Available eleven language search and navigation interface

Powered by WAND directories are truly built upon a global platform. The WAND categories are available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese.  The business directory interface can be translated as well.  Users can search in their native language.

  • Buyer Registration

Buyers can categorize themselves to the product and service categories which they are involved in purchasing and get their own “Buyer Home Page”.  This is a tool that will automatically notify the buyer of the relevant suppliers in the selected product and service categories and any new suppliers that register in those categories.

  • Seller Profile Self-Maintenance

Sellers listed in the directory can come back anytime using their login user name and password to update contact information or to edit their product and service categories.

  • Request for Quote

Listed companies may receive direct requests for quote from buyers on the directory. Buyers can send RFQs to multiple suppliers at once using an easy online form submission process.

  • Interactive Product and Service Catalog

Registered suppliers can list their products and services in sophisticated online catalogs.  Products and services can be listed at the feature level utilizing WAND’s set of 1.3 million attributes and attribute values.  Buyers can drill down through a WAND online catalog by choosing the features that are most important to their purchase.

  • Global network distribution

Powered by WAND directories are linked together in a global distribution network to allow a company that publishes into a local directory to appear in all the other directories on the network.

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Let’s continue this small business marketing conversation and talk about how I can further assist you in growing your business. 

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How To Write A Simple Small Business Marketing Plan That Turns Your Business Into Profits

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One of the first things you will want to do when starting your small business marketing plan is to get a clear vision of what you want to manifest.

 

It is really important that you know where you are going and what the purpose is before you start your business. 

 

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Small Business Marketing Plan Part One

 

1. Start with your mission statement, what is your passion and motivation for this company?

 

This is the reason you are starting the company. Why would someone need your services or products? In writing this you will come up with your mission statement.

 

Which is something you will live by to motivate not only yourself but anyone else working for you or with you.

 

An example would be; My mission statement is:

 

To help 20 million entrepreneurs and professionals worldwide achieve success and higher awareness so they can reach their full potential by earning more money and working less.

 

In this mission statement I have targeted how many people I see myself and my company serving where they are located who they are and what I can bring to the table, the benefit!

 

You may want to write a page or two of what your vision is. Really let go here and write with no limits.  Have fun and see what you come up with. 

 

Small Business Marketing Plan Part Two

 

2. What are you selling?

 

What is your service or product? Describe here what you have to offer.

 

3. How are you going to sell or provide your service or products?

 

List all the many ways you will be able to do this. If you are going to sell products are they your products that you will produce or actually ship out?

 

Or are you going to sell someone else’s products and you are the middle man?

 

There are many options here that you can look into. The cost of shipping and the time it will take you to pack and or produce the product.  

 

Verses you have the web site and through affiliates you sell products and they do all the work while you get a percentage.

 

This percentage can be up to 50% in a lot of cases. There are many of these opportunities all through the Internet. You can do a search to find them.  

 

I made 30% of my income just from selling affiliate products on one of my other websites. It is a great option. 

 

Small Business Marketing Plan Part Three

 

4. What are all the different types of services or products you could offer?

 

a. Is it a service that you can put on a MP3, CD or DVD?
b. Write a “How to book”, or e-book?
c. Are there complimentary products that can be sold with the service; extras that enhance it?
d. What types of workshops or classes can you make available?
Think big here, there are many different approaches you can use to expand your sales.

 

5. What are the benefits of your service?

 

If you understand the value you offer it will make it easier to market. What sets you apart from your competition?

 

Make sure you know what you do better than anyone else. What you offer people are your benefits.  What will they walk away with?  This is really what sells people not your features, people buy BENEFITS!

 

Make sure you can deliver on any promises you make.  And make sure you find that ONEspecial thing ONLY you do that sets you apart. 

 

(More on how to market your business and discover your stand out benefit in my how to find your niche article.)

 

 

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Small Business Marketing Plan Part Four

 

 

6. What different avenues can you take in marketing your small business?

• Internet
• Magazines
• Word of mouth
• Radio advertising or giving radio interviews
• Television
• E-mail – your newsletter is one way to build up your contacts
• Direct mail
• Networking Groups
• Presentations offers of free tele-classes or in person workshops
• Give a ways
• Blogs
• Writing and submitting articles on the internet and in local papers

 

 

Small Business Marketing Plan Part Five

 

7. Who are your ideal clients?

 

Do some research here to find out what type of people would be interested in your service or product this way you know where to advertise.

 

What types of magazines do they read? What type of web sites would they be a part of?

 

Where are these people? Where would you find them?

 

Once you know that you can go to those places and talk with the owners of the store or website.  Offer to work together doing a free workshop or seminar.

 

You gain the new connections/clients.   They get happy clients who now have your knowledge for free.  The business owner is giving his clients a special benefit of your expertise and knowledge they wouldn’t otherwise get.  You can split the profits 50/50.

 

It is a win/win situation for both of you.

 

You win because you can now bring your products or service  to new prospects and the owner of that web site or store wins because they make money from your products and service.

 

It’s this type of out of the box thinking that will spring you forward and start to grow your small business faster than most.

 

Small Business Marketing Plan Part Six

 

8. What do you want your small business to look like in one year?

 

This would be what you plan on achieving in your first year. By the end of that year what will your business look like?

 

This would include your financial goals as well. Write a detailed page of where you see your business by this time next year.

 

  • How much income is it producing?
  • How many clients do have?
  • Who are your clients?
  • What are the different areas you are specializing in?
  • How many targeted social media followers do have?
  • How many employees do have?
  • How many new products or services are you offering

 

Get as detailed as you can.  The more you flesh out your business vision the more likely it will come true.

 

9. What do you want your business to look like in five years?

 

Really think big here. The sky’s the limit. This may change but have a vision so you know what path to take in building it.

 

Include your financial goals.   Use the list above in writing this out.

 

To Recap Your Small Business Marketing Plan: 

 

  • You need a vision
  • Find out what your greatest benefit is
  • Put that information in a tagline
  • Know who your target market is
  • Find out where they are
  • Go to them to market.
  • Offer to partner with other people in your niche
  • List all the ways you can make money.
  • Figure out who to turn people’s biggest problems into solutions through your products/books/Mp3’s
  • Write down your goals and vision for your first and fifth years

 

Get started today there is no time like the present.  Happy planning.

 

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4 Easy Steps To Setting Yourself Apart With Niche Marketing Strategies

Niche Marketing Strategies

Niche marketing strategies is not just a fancy word.   It equals more dollars for you and a business that equals laser focus and that = success!  I show you how to stand out from the crowd and skyrocket your business with my niche marketing strategies. 

 

For some strange reason people are afraid of Niche Marketing.  They want to know what is Niche Marketing? 

 

One of the main concerns I hear from clients is “I don’t want to leave anyone out.  ” Or “How do I know what my niche is?”

 

I bet you’ve asked yourself this same question…am I right? 

 

This type of thinking tends to stop people from actually using Niche marketing strategies .

 

The problem with that is lack of focus on a particular area.  You don’t want to be all over the place. Instead be in the right place=where your clients are.

 

 

Niche Marketing Strategies …Creating your Niche of Expertise

 

When looking at your business or practice in order to set yourself apart you want to have a specialty. This is where you shine the brightest. How to get to that point would start with an area you know and love.

 

For example:  If you are a life coach and your speciality is weight loss and health instead of marketing yourself as a life coach,  your niche would be fitness and your focus health.

 

You can even go as far as to call yourself a “Fitness Coach”, “Health Coach” or “Weight Loss Coach.”

 

Your target can be anyone that is interested in health nutrition and weight loss. The important thing is you always want to have a target audience.

 

To narrow down your niche start with what you are passionate about. Write a list of the things you love to do. Then write a list of the things you know how to do.

 

From that list you will see the obvious pop out.

 

If you have two areas that seem neck and neck always go for the one you love the most. If you choose a niche you love then you will prosper.

 

The energy you get from doing something you are connected to is powerful.

 

Niche Marketing Strategies – Creating your Niche Statement

 

Everyone needs a great tag line so people know what your niche actually is. This is also refereed to as  your HUB statement. That is the hottest unique benefit you offer.

 

This should be one sentence that explains what you do.   Once you say it people know right away what to expect from your business or service.

 

For example I am a marketing/business coach. My HUB statement is: partnering with entrepreneurs and professionals to create balanced lives while earning more money.

 

From that statement you know who I work with, what I do and what you get (the benefit). And you know all that in under a minute.

 

That statement can easily fit on your business cards.

 

I also use it on all my advertising, social media. It’s on my signature line in my correspondence e-mails and it is on my website.

 

My niche is small business marketing. I chose that because I have had major success growing and marketing small and large businesses.

 

I have the talent and expertise to grow a new business so fast that it becomes successful in its first year.  It explodes the second year and so on.

 

I have done that for myself and many others in the past. It comes naturally and easily to me.

 

I also love being apart of building something new and watching it grow.

 

It seemed natural that I would then partner with professionals to accomplish the same thing I have accomplished and guide them to that same success.

 

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Niche Marketing  Strategies – What About the Rest of the Business Out There?

 

 

This doesn’t mean that other type of people won’t seek you out. They will and you can then choose to help them or refer them out.

 

This brings up another reason for networking with in your industry.

 

When working with people in your niche be prepared to give referrals.   

 

Benefits of Niche Marketing:

 

  • You have an excellent reputation for only taking clients that truly suit
  • This builds trust among those clients you do take on
  • Your career will become easy and carefree  
  • You will be working with the type of people who you click with
  • You both will be going in the same direction
  • Your energy together will propel both of you toward greatness  
  • This will bring out the best in your client

 

In creating these types of business relationships you will get referrals by the dozens.

 

You will have more business than you know what to do with.   Stick to doing what you love with the type of people who have the same love.

 

 

Niche Marketing Strategies – Knowing Where to Put Your Advertising Dollars

 

 

If you are networking on the internet and your niche is health then find health websites Look for health themed networking sites you can join.

 

This is where you will find the people who are interested in your business or service.

 

Many of these sites are free and I list quite a few of them in my article Small business marketing tips. Once you are on these sites networking becomes easier if you are niche marketing.

 

You also want to focus on your target market when using social media.  It’s important to seek out the type of people who would be interested in your business and follow them.

 

What you don’t want to do is create a large following of people just to increase the number of followers.

 

That is a waste of time.  In the long run, you will end up frustrated and feeling as if social media is not a great avenue to get clients.   Nothing could be farther from the truth.

 

Another reason you want to have a niche is to gain trust.  In order for you to get business, people have to trust you.

 

It is easier to build trust if you are focusing on a particular area.  Then become an expert in that area.  You don’t need to  cover everything so you’re not really gaining any one area of expertise.

 

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