Growing a successful business is something every entrepreneur and business owner aspires to. So why do so few actually succeed and experience business success? Having worked closely with very successful business owners and entrepreneurs, and having built my own successful business, I'm here to tell you it isn't easy. True success comes from two things: Knowing the … [Read more...] about [Business Success Checklist] Create Your Own Profitable, Sustainable, Successful Business
The easiest way to build a business you love and that loves you back is to do it deliberately. In other words, put together a business development plan designed to get you precisely where you want to go. But, where do you even start, when it comes to creating such a plan? Luckily, it's not as complicated as you think to craft a simple, effective business plan around … [Read more...] about A Simple Business Development Plan to Build a Business You Love AND That Loves You Back
With so many online business models to choose from, how do you determine which business model is the best one for you? Ah, the million dollar question. Before I answer that, let me share my online business models story. In 1998, I made the decision to quit my job and start my own business. As I taught myself to read when I was three years old because I wanted to write … [Read more...] about [Online Business Models] 3 Steps to Help You Choose the Right One for You
Note from Michele: This is a guest article from Shawn Driscoll, who just joined the Love-Based Business family with "Love-Based Business Models." One of the keys to having a business you love is having a business you feel aligned with, and that all starts with your business model. But, how do you choose the right business model for you, especially when there are so many best … [Read more...] about [Best Business Models] Top 10 Signs That It’s Time to Shift Your Business Model
Note from Michele: This is a guest post by Shawn Driscoll, the author of "Love-Based Business Models: A Simple System for Building a Business You Love" and I'm excited to introduce her powerful, life-changing work to you. This post is a great place to get started if one of your goals is to own a thriving business. She walks you through the main keys to building a business you … [Read more...] about How to Have a Thriving Business: Keys to Building a Business You Love
As a copywriter and marketing expert, I've found SEO to be a really valuable tool. And that's why I thought I'd put together this little step-by-step primer on SEO basics including using keyword research to grow your business . But, first, let's start with a little background on what SEO is and why it's important. SEO stands for “search engine optimization,” which is “the … [Read more...] about SEO Basics: How to Use Keyword Research to Grow Your Business
It happens all the time. You have what you think is a "marketing problem." You have a disappointing product launch. You have issues consistently selling your services. A program that used to sell well stopped. There are a lot of reasons why this could be happening, and in most (if not all) of the cases, the issue comes down to what looks like a marketing problem. But, … [Read more...] about Marketing Problem? The Surprising Reasons Your Product/Service Might Not Be Selling
I was recently cleaning out some old papers I happened to find at the bottom of my desk, when I came across some teachings from Dan Kennedy. If you haven't heard of Dan Kennedy, he's this old, grizzled marketing and copy guru and author of the No BS series of books. In the beginning of my career, I learned a lot about how to write traditional copy from him. (He was also the … [Read more...] about The Secret to Building a Business That Can Weather Any Storm … No Matter How Scary
Having one of your blog posts or videos or podcasts go viral is something most people, including entrepreneurs, authors and artists, dream about. What's not to love? It means you matter. Right? So, before I get into some tips on how you can make something go viral, let's talk about the ramifications if you succeed in having something go viral. For most people, they … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Can You Make Something Go Viral?
A few years back, there was what I call a “launch business phenomenon” (for lack of a better term) in the Internet Marketing/Information Product Industry. In a nutshell, these were "businesses" that relied on the product launch for their main source of income. These entrepreneurs would do 1-2 product launches a year, make 7-figures, and spend the rest of the year delivering … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Are You Building a Business Or Are You Just Making Money?