Friday, April 30, 2010

Can you use this? I can !

What is the small difference that makes all the difference? What is the difference between high achievers and low achievers? What are the fundamentals that guarantee a happy and fulfilling life? What is the number one asset inside any organization that determines its success?

All these questions and more answered here:

Secret of the Slight Edge: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Secret of the Slight Edge: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Secret of the Slight Edge: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blogging 4 you! And a time consuming mistake...

Because I see what blogging has done for me and where it is headed, I was excited to help other's start one.

I started a new website to do just that.

There is some great information on how to get started, how to find visitors and how to keep them coming back.

You can also learn how to hire me to help you get your blog off the ground if you are totally confused!

Blogging classes are coming soon.

Check it out....

Time Waster #1

I really made a mistake that cost me time and maybe even a sale!

I was on a major moms social networking site, advertising Blogging 4 You. What I didn't realize (until I placed an ad in about 30 groups) is that I had the url wrong!

It was just slightly different, but it led to a competitors site!

I had to go back and correct all those links!

Moral of the story:

If you are going to copy & paste an ad, make sure you have the correct url. CHECK IT after your 1st ad!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

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Does your blog have a mission statement?


Your Mission Statement

If you are here, chances are you have (or are thinking)about starting a business.

Although the company you work with may have prefabricated websites, marketing THEIR product or service, you will eventually want to start a blog, where you can market YOU.

If someone is looking to start a home business or money making venture, they will want to do it through someone they know and/or trust.

Think about it.

If I want to start a skin care business, I may start checking out the ads from home business owners in Avon, Melaleuca, Mary Kay, etc....I have an online buddy who does Avon and one who does Mary Kay.

They both have blogs and regularly share their day to day happenings. I know my Avon buddy has 3 kids around the same age as my 3 kids. The Mary Kay friend is a Girl Scout leader like me, and loves to cook. So do I! I have a "connection" with these two.

I know NOTHING about the person behind the Melaleuca.

Chances are, I won't be starting a Melaleuca biz. They may have a fine product, but I don't have anyone giving me 1st hand knowledge on the products and the company. So I may not know how good their products really are.

When I started my new blog with the program, I signed up under a woman who is "out there" on the Internet through several communities, one being a WAH community she created and maintains. She lives near me, and I once babysat her son. I know her and trust her.

Your prospects don't necessarily have to "live" in your neighborhood, but they have to "visit it" often enough to get a feel for you and whether they want to commit to working with you.

One thing I have discovered with blogging is that it is very easy to go off subject. I often Some of us tend to ramble on and one...forgetting why we started the blog in the first place........

I will soon be teaching some "very beginner" blogging classes, and I think the first thing I will have people do is identify what their blog will be about. So many people I talk with don't know where to begin, what to write about.

Even though sometimes the mission of our blog may alter or change, I believe it is a good jumping off point.

My statement for this blog:

To help others make money at home doing something they can be excited about. Helping them realize their goals by building their online reputation. In the extrememly busy and ever changing online world, it's all about getting out there. Being "the chosen one" in a crowd....

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Summers coming- better get your marketing game on......

Summer is quickly approaching. While many parents rejoice in the fact that warm weather and lazy days are approaching, many are stressing about childcare.

Because it often takes two incomes to make it in these trying times, usually both parents need to work. But is the cost of working worth it?

In many instances, NO!

Often gas, childcare, work clothes, and meals out eat up the second paycheck. Which leaves many looking for a work at home job or opportunity.

This means that in the months ahead, you can expect the number of prospects looking for an opportunity to increase.

What are some ways to get the word out about your opportunity?

Get social!
Get out there on the Internet by placing free online ads

Join a few social networking sites. You may have heard that Ning is going to start charging, so check this out:

Networking Buds

It is FREE and pretty new, so be one of the first there........and don't forget to fill out the profile page. People DO look at them.

Blog about it- Blogging is HUGE these days! Blog about it and blog often. is free to use, and fairly easy to use.

If you are looking to monetize your blog, take a look at this:

You can make money by refering others, and your biz is exposed in the business directory for the service AND on many of the blogs (note the Blog Directory on mine).

Get out of the house!
Check out vendor fairs at schools, carnivals and churches. Often a table is only $10- $20. You can hand out samples, catalogs and flyers. FREE drawings are a great way to promote at the event, too!

Put up flyers
Carry a stack of flyers in your car that pertains to your business +/or product. Black ink on yellow paper is supposed to be the most eye catching. I have found the simpler, the more effective.

I used to make flyers that had fancy pictures, tons of text, etc...

I have reduced them down to this:

Don't forget the business cards!

Carry them everywhere, give them to everyone!

So let's get excited and gear up for summer and a new rush of prospects......

Friday, April 16, 2010

Making money with your blog

I have been noticing alot of questions out there in the social networking scene about how to make money blogging.

Google seems to take forever to make any money, and the bloggers just aren't happy!

Here are a few other things you can try to boost your income while having fun blogging:

Offer advertising- Many home business owners and small business owners are operating on a tight budget. Offer affordable advertising and it's a win-win situation for all. They can advertise to a target audience and you pocket a little spare change.

Affiliate Marketing Many companies will compensate you a portion of every sale if you put their button or banner on your site. Check with any companies that sell items similar to your product or service. See if they have an affiliate marketing link. Or go with a service like Commission Junction a "clearinghouse" of sorts for companies offering an affiliate opportunity.

Do product reviews and blog about it. Companies will let you test their products and then write about it. From what I understand, you can sometimes keep the product you reviewed.......sometimes there is $$$$ involved.

Check back soon for more on Reviews...I am hoping to have a guest blogger on this subject soon!

Join a Blogging Service, like

You get to blog as you normally would, but you get paid for EVERYONE you refer to this service.

I recently started with this service and love it:

Write blog posts for companies. Check on the Internet for Freelance blogging jobs.

Hope this helps. Now get out there and make some moola!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Got a business blog? Promote it now!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

For the next week, is hosting their yearly Ultimate Blog party.

If you haven't already done so, you need to get on over there and add your link/s.

Categories include:

Family Friendly, presently with 1,495 links entered so far!

Not so Family- Friendly : with 119 links thus far

Mompreneur blogs: 180 links thus far!

Dad Blogs
12 blogs listed so far

Facebook 531 links

Twitter: 852 links!

Need I say more? You need to walk, not run over there and add your links.

If you don't have a blog but would like to start one, I can help.

Start a blog this week and I will give you a FREE hour of consultation to help you get started. You will also receive FREE advertising for your business on this blog and HERE

If you already have a blog but are interested in paid advertising on either or both of my blogs, please email me at

Please put "advertising on your blogs" in the subject line.

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