As someone who is currently building a multiple-passion business (in my case, I'm building not one, not two, but THREE businesses (or four, depending on how you count them: my fiction brand, my love-based publishing company and nonfiction brand and my copywriting company), I have a lot to share around the specifics of how to start a business around multiple … [Read more...] about 3 Critical Steps on How to Start a Business Around Multiple Passions
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
Let me start by asking you a question. As part of your sales process, when you're in a sales or enrollment conversation, do you assume you're going to hear a “yes” or a “no”? Now, I’m not asking how attached you are to hearing a “yes.” Say, for instance, you're feeling stressed about money. You might feel like you absolutely need a prospect to say “yes,” or you won't be able … [Read more...] about [Your Sales Process] Are You Assuming the Yes or Assuming the No?
Recently, I was at an event half-listening to a speaker give his speak-to-sell talk about his favorite marketing tactic, when I heard him say something that jolted me out of my daze (I’m paraphrasing, here): "I'm going to show you why speaking is the only marketing tactic you need to build your business." Why did this jump out at me? Well, not because it isn’t true (or at … [Read more...] about Not Happy with Your Marketing Results? Maybe You Haven’t Picked the RIGHT Marketing Tactic for You
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?
How many times have we heard it? The secret to success is to have a gratitude practice — write down three or five or 10 things every day you're grateful for. Now, I'm not saying that's not a good thing to do. Any sort of practice that helps you focus on all the wonderful things you have versus what you don't have is a good thing. But, the problem with that gratitude … [Read more...] about Supercharge Your Gratitude Practice and Grow Your Business Fast
First, a confession. Yes, I'm into food porn. No, I can't cook (I’m not very good at it, nor do I enjoy it at all), but for some reason, I really enjoy watching other people cook. I especially love the cooking competition shows (probably my love of sports kicking in here). One of the shows I watch from time to time is Chopped. If you haven't seen it, four chefs compete to … [Read more...] about What the Food Network Can Teach You About Marketing Your Business
Note: This is the second post in a two-post series, where I'm sharing my favorite email writing tips that convert prospects into buyers or leads into customers. For Part 1, go here. By now, you know it's important to use email to connect with your potential buyers on a personal, authentic level. When you do that effectively, your emails convert: readers take the actions you … [Read more...] about Email Writing Tips for Effective Emails, Part 2