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…

 

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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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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. 

 

So Let’s get this party started… here are the steps to success...you don’t want to miss any of them.  

 

I am literally giving you the key to your success, make sure you take it. 

 

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

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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

 

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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 you
  • 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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